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TUESDAY      December 21, 1999     SECTION ONE      vol 10, no. 242

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Open wide the Holy Door to, for and of Christ!

    In today's editorial, we preview the great event to take place this Friday evening when the Holy Father officially ushers in the grand Jubilee Year 2000 by passing the threshold of the Holy Door, located in the Moderno Atrium of St. Peter's Basilica. He will open the massive aperture with three raps of his hand and gently the huge iron doors will swing open and he, along with the universal Church, will carry our pilgrimage - begun three years ago - into this highly significant Jubilee year. As the pilgrim of pilgrims the Vicar of Christ will fulfill a promise he made to lead us all into the new millennium. In our commentary we give the background to the ritual and the meaning of the Holy Door and all that it represents as well as the pilgrimage this "Pilgrim Pope" will undertake in walking in Our Lord's footsteps in March. For the editorial, "Knock, and it shall be opened to you" see CATHOLIC PewPOINT

"Knock, and it shall be opened to you."

Michael Cain, editor


Appreciation of the Bible and the Old Testament Books of Psalms through Wisdom

    Today we continue our search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith with our series on the Bible and Sacred Scripture, presenting an overview of each of the Old Testament books, featuring today the Books of Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Canticle of Canticles or Song of Songs, and Wisdom. For the 75th installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

THE BIBLE: THE BOOKS OF PSALMS TO WISDOM

PSALMS

PROVERBS

ECCLESIASTES

CANTICLE OF CANTICLES

WISDOM



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December 21, 1999 volume 10, no. 242  DAILY CATHOLIC