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DAILY CATHOLIC for 

August 13-22, 1999
COUNTDOWN OF THE TOP CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY
Number 85 down through 80

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FRI-SAT-SUN through FRI-SAT-SUN     vol. 10, no. 152-157      August 13-22, 1999
TOP CATHOLIC OF THE CENTURY NUMBER:

Dr. Rosalie Turton
Taking the message worldwide on a wing and a prayer
Our Lady of Akita on whom the 101 Foundation was foundedDr. Rosalie Turton, founder of the 101 Foundation    The 85th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY is Dr. Rosalie Turton, the founder of the 101 Foundation in Washington, New Jersey. After a teaching career in upstate New York colleges, she has devoted her life to teaching the messages Jesus and His Blessed Mother are conveying to God's children in these end times of the millennium. She has gone to great length to get the word out, like around the world three times with a fourth scheduled in the Jubilee Year 2000. For more on the 85th selection, click on DR. ROSALIE TURTON
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Father Edward Flanagan
Founder of Boys Town who never met a boy he didn't like
He ain't heavy, he's my brotherFr. Edward J. Flanagan, founder of Boys Town    The 84th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY is Father Edward Joseph Flanagan, the Irish-born priest who saw a need to help those less fortunate, especially young orphaned and troubled boys in the early part of this century. The result was Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska which today is a sprawling independent municipality on 900 acres as well as satellite sites around the world. His life and efforts were made famous in the film "Boys Town" in which Spencer Tracy won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Fr. Flanagan. For more on the 84th selection, click on FATHER EDWARD FLANAGAN
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J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of Fantasy dedicated to Our Lord
Master of spiritual fantasy - J.R.R. Tolkein Flag of England    The 83rd person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, the Englishman whose imagination and love for his children and all of God's children motivated him to become the master of fantasy in the twentieth century, long before the modern fantasies of Jim Henson and his "Muppets" or George Lucas and his "Star Wars" trilogy. This Oxford professor and convert conveyed his spirituality in his works with a subtle subliminalism that cried out God exists. He has left his grandchildren and children everywhere young and old a legacy of fantasy that helps all decipher the difference between the forces of good and evil. For more on the 83rd selection, click on J.R.R. TOLKIEN
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Thomas Merton
Trappist who scaled the mountain of hope to flee the traps of temptation
Trappist monk Thomas Merton, also known as Fr. Louis    The 82nd person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY is Thomas Merton, the famous Trappist monk from the Abbey of Gethsemani in Bardstown, Kentucky who became world renowned for his writings, particularly his best-selling "The Seven Storey Mountain" which chronicled his life and struggles in reaching his position as a monk. In later life he delved into eastern mysticism in an attempt to meld European Christianity with the contemplative, meditative heights reached through Zen. Though controversial, he has many followers who still swear by his writings nearly forty years after his untimely death in Bangkok. For more on the 82nd selection, click on THOMAS MERTON
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Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran
The quiet Frenchman whose accomplishments speak volumes as the Pope's chief diplomat
The Pope's top diplomat, Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran - photo from Inside the VaticanTauran is the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States    The 81st person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY is Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, the French prelate who has quietly risen to the third most powerful position in the Vatican as the Secretary for Relations with States. He has circled the globe, representing the Holy See in dealing with kings and queens, presidents and premiers, chiefs and emperors, rebels and despots in every trouble spot in the world, always upholding the Sanctity of Life and the dignity of the human being. What makes him even more interesting is his youthful age and the possibility he is being groomed for a higher office in the future. For more on the 81st selection, click on ARCHBISHOP JEAN-LOUIS TAURAN
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Rosemary "Dana" Scallon
A powerful political voice for Catholicism through song and commitment
International singer Dana ScallonIrish flag    The 80th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY is Rosemary "Dana" Brown Scallon, devoted wife and mother of four, who in mid-life put a successful singing career on hold while running for president of Ireland in an attempt to restore true Catholic values to her beloved emerald isle. She is internationally known for her chart-busting music as well as her dynamic programs on EWTN and for the special, very popular songs specifically composed for the Pope which she has performed during four different papal visits. At only 48, she was recently elected to represent Ireland in the European Elections. For more on the 80th selection, click on DANA SCALLON
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Number 79 in the Countdown of the
TOP 100
CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY

will be revealed on Monday, August 23rd when we once again resume our daily editions

August 13-22, 1999       volume 10, no. 152-157
TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY COUNTDOWN Nos. 85 down through 80

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