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August 26, 1999
Twenty-first Thursday in Ordinary Time


THURSDAY     vol. 10, no. 161      August 26, 1999

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Dr. Mary Kay Clark
Providing an alternative scholastic solution to preserving our Catholic heritage
Dr. Mary Kay ClarkThe Holy Father receives Seton materials from Dr. Clark during a private audience    Today we bring you the 76th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose educational administrator Dr. Mary Kay Clark, who, since 1982, has revitalized and revolutionized home schooling in America for Catholic families with the orthodox curriculum provided by Seton Home Study School out of Front Royal, Virginia. For more on the 76th selection, click on DR. MARY KAY CLARK
August 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message
The Gospa's message for August    Dear children! Also today I call you to give glory to God the Creator in the colors of nature. He speaks to you also through the smallest flower about His beauty and the depth of love with which He has created you. Little children, may prayer flow from your hearts like fresh water from a spring. May the wheat fields speak to you about the mercy of God towards every creature. That is why, renew prayer of thanksgiving for everything He gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

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This Day in Church History

Liturgy for today and tomorrow

CWN Catholic News for today

Medjugorje Monthly Message

Countdown to the Millennium

    Today is the Twenty-first Thursday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow is the Feast of Saint Monica the devoted Mother of Saint Augustine For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignette for St. Monica, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Events that happened this day in Church History
Mother Teresa     On this date 89 years ago, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in Skopje, Macedonia. She would change her name when entering religious life, a name that would forever be on the lips of people the world over for she was Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charity and the holy woman called the "saint of the gutters" whose cause has been introduced for beatification. This is also the date that Pope John Paul I was elected the 263rd successor of Peter. He would sadly only live for 33 days before mysteriously dying. But there's always a silver lining: His successor was our present Holy Father Pope John Paul II. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Year of God the Father

127 and counting,
hoping and praying...

this weekend:

  • The 75th selection of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY

  • Another pertinent editorial in CATHOLIC PewPOINT

  • Heart-filled words from Sister Mary Lucy Astuto in her column GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

  • Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on August 27th through 29th.

  • Another gem from SIMPLY SHEEN and we highlight another Prince of the Church: Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino of Cuba in our COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

  • DAILY LITURGY for the Feasts of Saint Monica and her son Saint Augustine on Friday and Saturday respectively and the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

  • ...and much more in our 162nd issue for 1999!

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  • Let's face it! No other face will do!
    Pat Ludwa's View from the Pew     In his column today, Pat Ludwa brings up the fact certain dissidents don't like the way the "Old fashioned Jesus" looks so they're lobbying to come up with a new image of Our Lord. Just what the world needs!!! Make God in our image rather than allowing God to mold us in His image! Pat details the reason this will never work and the idiocy of discarding Perfection for imperfection as Pat reminds us in his column today. For Pat's column What's wrong with this picture?, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

  • Pope calls for reconciliation in East Timor as tensions mount with death threats to Bishop Belo of Dili

  • Flap between Church and Filipino leaders widens over constitution and will of people

  • Archdiocese of Denver launches formation courses on the internet for Jubilee 2000

  • New book verifies Blessed Juan Diego's legitimacy for canonization in 2000

    These headlines and more are featured in today's NEWS & VIEWS below.

  • The Holy See The clarion sounds as a wake-up call to Catholics as we provide a summer review of all past articles on the Church today
        Like our other feature series, this summer we present installments 1 through 105 of this series which is a set blueprint for Catholics everywhere to take up the banner of truth in defending Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church as we prepare for this glorious event after the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart which will usher in the Reign of the Sacred Heart, also referred to as the Second Pentecost, the Era of the Eucharistic Presence, the Advent of Peace. To read any of the over one-hundred previous installments in this long on-going series, click on the Archives ofWHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenWalking in another's shoes!
        They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".

    "The greatest drama in life takes place when the other person is wrong from our point view. Almost every quarrel has its basis in a mutual misunderstanding."

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      Death threats to Bishop Belo of Dili sour preparation for voters going to the poll Sunday as Pope calls for reconciliation in East Timor
      East TimorThe Battle Cry of the East Timorese Catholics
          As showdown time at the polls approaches, word has been received that Nobel Laureate Bishop Carlos Belo, whom we highlighted as one of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY on Tuesday, has received death threats by Indonesia militant Muslims in the army. There are rumors that the threats are very serious much as Archbishop Romero was martyred two decades ago in San Salvador. The threats are part of Indonesia's muscle trying to convince East Timorese Catholics not to vote for independence or else... The Holy Father is hopeful a peaceful agreement through the democratic process can result in reconciliation. For more, click on Tensions mount in East Timor

      Filipino President bashes Church in defense of stubbornly pushing through his new constitution against the wishes of the majority
          The Philippines' Cardinal Jamie Sin is respected throughout the world, but evidently not in his own back yard for Filipino President Joseph Estrada has dismissed the renowned prelate as just a bother and he can't be bothered with meeting with the cardinal, slandering the Church by accusing her of trying to get into politics. The truth is the Church is the moral leader and Cardinal Sin the catalyst for ensuring the laws both moral and civil are kept. For more, click on Filipino Flap.

      Colorado waving the banner of faith Denver Archdiocese reaches new heights with formation courses on the internet
      Archbishop Charles Chaput     While many dioceses and parishes are falling short in evangelization as the Holy Father has asked in preparation for Jubilee 2000, the Archdiocese of Denver, under the astute shepherding of Archbishop Charles Chaput, is using all the tools available to bring the message to the masses with the announcement of a ten-week formation course for Catholics, primarily in Colorado but, because of the web access, for Catholics the world-over. For more, click on Courses on the net.

      New Book on Blessed Juan Diego affirms his historicity and authenticity of the apparitions; Canonization could be May 21, 2000
      Blessed Juan Diego receiving roses from Our Lady of Guadalupe     The Mexican postulator for Blessed Juan Diego's cause for canonization presented Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera and Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniquez and the Mexican people with a new book on the Guadalupe visionary and the latter cardinal speculated that May 21, 2000, depending on the Holy Father's decision, is the most logical date for his being proclaimed a saint. For more, click on Blessed Juan Diego .

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    "Therefore you also must be ready, because at an hour that you do not expect, the Son of Man will come."
    Matthew 24: 44

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