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FRI-SAT-SUN      August 27-29, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 162

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LITURGY FOR THE WEEKEND

     This weekend we commemorate the Feast of Saint Monica on Friday, and the Feast of her son Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, on Saturday while Sunday is the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. For the liturgies, readings, meditations and vignettes on these feasts, click on LITURGY

Friday, August 27, 1999

FEAST OF SAINT MONICA, WIFE AND DEVOTED MOTHER OF SAINT AUGUSTINE

Saturday, August 28, 1999

FEAST OF SAINT AUGUSTINE

SUNDAY, August 29, 1999

   Though it is superseded by the Sunday in Ordinary Time, this day is also the Feast of the Martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist:

MARTYRDOM OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST BY BEHEADING

Monday, August 30, 1999


PRAYERS & DEVOTION

      In honor of the Feast of Saint Augustine, esteemed Doctor of the Church, we present a special prayer from My Daily Prayer:

Give ear to our supplications, Almighty God; and at the intercession of Blessed Augustine, Thy Confessor and Bishop, bestow upon us, who hope and trust in Thee, Thy loving kindness, the fruit of Thine unfailing mercy. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.


SIMPLY SHEEN: Don't always make assumptions by the cover

    They say a picture is worth 1000 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 luminarydid 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".

"Each of us is really an open book, but some who know us do not read the book well. We speak with great sympathy of those who understand us or who read us aright, and with some diffidence of those who do not understand."


Audiences sense "The Sixth Sense" is worth seeing. But then what else is there for film aficianodos!

Top Ten Films for the third week of August

      As an indication that this has been a down summer for quality films one would only have to point to the top ten movies this week to see the mediocrity that seems to be permeating Hollywood these days. For the third straight week Bruce Willis' weak vehicle "The Sixth Sense" held the top rung when in past summers it might have been lucky to even break the top ten compared to past fare offered. Maybe that's why, with all these celluloid dogs, they call these days the "dog days" of summer! As we near the time we wrap up the regular summer top ten, we doubt it will be missed because if you're smart, you've been passing on most of the movies foisted on the public this year. For the Top Ten reviews for the third week of August prepared by the NCCB, click on MOVIES AND MORALS

TOP TEN MOVIES FOR THE THIRD WEEK OF AUGUST

  • 1.   THE SIXTH SENSE
  • 2.   BOWFINGER
  • 3.   MICKEY BLUE EYES
  • 4.   RUNAWAY BRIDE
  • 5.   THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
  • 6.   THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR
  • 7.   UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN
  • 8.   INSPECTOR GADGET
  • 9.   DEEP BLUE SEA
  • 10.   TEACHING MRS. TINGLE

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    August 27-29, 1999 volume 10, no. 162   DAILY CATHOLIC