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WEDNESDAY      August 4, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 145

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92: Graham Greene:  Extolling the Power and the Glory

      Today we bring you the 92nd person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Graham Greene, the renowned British novelist, playwright and screenwriter who, like the 97th selection Evelyn Waugh, converted to Catholicism. Throughout his life he extolled the spirituality and morality of his Faith while portraying the struggles between good and evil with the former always being the victor, inspired by "The "Power and the Glory" Which is Almighty God. For more on the 92nd selection, click on GRAHAM GREENE

92.    Graham Greene

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne, played a pastoral role in helping pave the way for the dismantling of the Berlin Wall

      Our eighty-third red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 66-year-old Cardinal Joachim Meisner, the Archbishop of Cologne for the past eleven years who prior to that was Bishop of Berlin and helped initiate the demolition of the infamous Berlin Wall not with a sledgehammer, but his pastoral manner which won over many non-believers. For more on Cardinal Meisner, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

83.   Cardinal Joachim Meisner

Reviewing the first six hundred years of the Church as we set sail on the Barque of Peter from the time of Christ to Saint Gregory the Great

     With the summer mode in vogue, we suspend this series until August, allowing the reader to catch up on past articles they may have missed in archives, including the Establishment of the Blessed Sacrament and the early struggles of the Church in this on-going abridged History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church over a 2000 year span called 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER. For the first fifteen installments, click on BARQUE OF PETER

Taking time to taste Food for Thought appeteasers over the past year

      With summer upon us we follow the summer schedule and bring you retro vignettes from the past year of humorous and moving Food for Thought Appeteasers that could bring a chuckle, a tear or both but definitely will make you stop and think. For past Appeteasers, click on Archives for FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS

SIMPLY SHEEN: Better to turn the other cheek!

      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".

"Gradually we see that it is far sadder to be a wrongdoer than to be the wronged one; the injurer is much more to be pitied than the injured."

"Let your weapon be Me, reverently received in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Arm yourself with frequent Confession and daily attendance at Holy Mass as often as you can! Pray much. Pray the Rosary, which is a powerful link to all heavenly aid."

      Those words from Our Lord were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on May 4, 1995 in which Jesus cautions against the growing violence, entreating His children not to carry weapons of destruction but to reverently arm ourselves with the Holy Eucharist and employ the strongest prayer weapon we have - the Holy Rosary for through these two "weapons" - the pillars of salvation, we will help hasten the Triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. His Blessed Mother prefaces her Divine Son's words in her message on the Feast of her chaste earthly spouse by emulating the virtues of Saint Joseph the Worker and being faithful to the Church and the Vicar on earth Pope John Paul II and reverencing Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. For Messages #616 and #617 from Our Lord, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 616 and 617

Message Six-Hundred-sixteen, May 1, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Message Six-Hundred-seventeen, May 4, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Events Today in Church History

      On this date 120 years ago Pope Leo XIIII, the 256th successor of Peter, published his third Encyclical entitled Aeterni Patris which focused on the resurgence of Christian philosophy and a renaissance of the Thomistic philosophy of the Angelic Doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas, a scholastic movement that greatly influenced the work of Theologian Karl Rahner and has been perpetuated by Pope John Paul II. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 4:

July 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Also today I rejoice with you and I call you all to prayer with the heart. I call all of you, little children, to give thanks to God here with me for the graces which He gives to you through me. I desire for you to comprehend that I want to realize here, not only a place of prayer but also a meeting of hearts. I desire for my, Jesus' and your heart to become one heart of love and peace. That is why, little children, pray and rejoice over everything that God does here, despite that satan provokes quarrels and unrest. I am with you and I lead you all on the way of love. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"Then Jesus answered and said to her, 'O woman, great is thy faith! Let it be done to thee as thou wilt.' And her daughter was healed from that moment."

Matthew 15: 28

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