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MONDAY      December 13, 1999     SECTION TWO      vol 10, no. 236

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Warn the sheep! The wolf is howling for another council

    In his column today, Pat Ludwa speculates on the possibility of the next Pope calling a Third Vatican Council as some high prelates such as the liberals' darling Cardinal Carlo Martini of Milan have suggested. If this were to come to pass, would it play into the hands of the dissidents such as Call To Action and cater to their demands as they seem to think? Or, would it backfire in their face as is Pat's summation for not only is the pendulum swinging back toward the conservative side, but past Ecumenical Councils dictate the only action a valid council could take in affirming Vatican II would be to declare this liberal lugnut and all parasites like it as anathema. For his column today, The Next Pope and Vatican III , click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

The Next Pope and Vatican III

Pope signifies how Our Lady illuminates the way to and through the Holy Door into the new millennium where her Divine Son awaits our fiat.

    Today, we bring you the words from His Holiness Pope John Paul II from last Wednesday December 8th in which he replaced his regular weekly Wednesday Papal Audience with a special Angelus for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception showering honor on Our Lady as the first one who went through the portal of the Holy Door as the Immaculate one and providing us with a special blessing that would culminate with her Divine Son redeeming us. He invites all of us to pass through the Holy Door with Mary who lights the way to her Divine Son for us to follow confidently into the new millennium with renewed hope and dedication to her holy cause. For the Pope's words on his talk, Mary, "Full of Grace," Light of the Jubilee, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Mary, "Full of Grace," Light of the Jubilee

Former Archbishop of Madrid Cardinal Angel Suquia Goicoechea coordinated spiritual exercises for priests throughout the old and new world

    We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-thirty-fourth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 83 year-old Cardinal Angel Suquia Goicoechea, Archbishop emeritus of Madrid who retired on July 28, 1994 after eleven years in that post and 28 years as a bishop. He was elevated to the cardinalate during the Consistory of May 25, 1985 by Pope John Paul II. For more on Cardinal Angel Suquia Goicoechea, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

134.   Cardinal Angel Suquia Goicoechea

Appreciation of Divine Revelation

    Today we continue with our new series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We feature today a segment on Divine Revelation which comprises the Scriptures and Traditions both handed down from the Apostles. We point out the equal importance both hold in the Great Deposit of Faith. For the sixty-ninth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


Events Today in Church History

    On this day 454 years ago in 1545, Pope Paul III, represented by three Papal Legates, officially opened the landmark 20th Ecumenical Council known as the Council of Trent because of the remote tiny mountainous village where it was held in the Austrian Tyrol of Northern Italy. It would be the longest in the duration of Ecumenical Councils and illuminate the path for the Counter Reformation for the Church. For other time capsule events that happened in Church history on this date, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

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December 10-12, 1999 volume 10, no. 235  DAILY CATHOLIC