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FRI-SAT-SUN      August 6-8, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 147

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TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY Number 90: Bing Crosby - Forever remembered as Father Chuck O'Malley in "Going My Way"

    Today we bring you the 90th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose that crooner of crooners who lived his faith in the face of Hollywood's barrage of temptations. We're speaking of Bing Crosby, the popular star of film, tv and the recording business whose songs will forever be etched in our memories as the melodies hauntingly remind us, especially at Christmas. He was part of the wholesome Hollywood group that stayed faithful to the faith and their marriage vows and will always be Father Chuck O'Malley to millions. For more on the 90th selection, click on BING CROSBY

90.    Bing Crosby

A thrill ride in St. Louis: Inside the hierarchy of the game with a Padre and a Cardinal

      In this weekend's editorial, we rejoice with sure future Hall of Famers Tony Gywnn, who has been a Padre his entire professional career, and Mark McGwire who continues to shatter the baseball and major league records. Thursday night in St. Louis was a special moment when the world experienced a double shot of excitement. Though Gywnn fell one hit shy of reaching the 3000 hit mark, McGwire slammed his 500th and 501st career homerun. In a perfect world had both those feats been attained the two would have gained instant immortal status among the baseball gods. Their lives off the field have also garnered plenty of plaudits not only from fans but from God above Who had to be smiling on the happy events that occurred on the eve of the Transfiguration when a city and the baseball world was transfigured into the mecca of baseball immortality. But, in a reminder God is in charge, the perfect results were not to be. For the editorial, Perfection and near perfection! , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Perfection and near perfection!

Michael Cain, editor

For all questions, just go to the Almighty Source - the "Answer Man" always in!

    In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto brings us a gem called An Interview with God. It's not an actual interview, but the brilliant idea of an anonymous writer who was, no doubt, inspired. The inspirational brief interview points out that we're trying too hard at times by putting the cart before the horse and pushing against the grain whereas the answer is simple for all we need do is ask as God asks of us since he is the ultimate "Answer Man." For her column this weekend, An interview with God, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


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August 6-8, 1999 volume 10, no. 147   DAILY CATHOLIC