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CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR'S ISSUE      December 24, 1999 - January 2, 2000     SECTION ONE      vol 10, no. 245

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"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men of good will."

   As a Christmas tradition at the DailyCATHOLIC we once again present Christmas messages from the Holy Father, our spiritual director and columnists of this publication. Just click on their name below to read their personalized greeting to you.

A Blessed Christmas and grace-filled Jubilee Year to all our loyal readers

...from His Holiness Pope John Paul II:

Holy Father's Pre-Christmas Message and special Poem

John Paul II

Her Amazement at her Only Child

...from Pat Ludwa:


Pat Ludwa

...from Sister Mary Lucy Astuto:


Sister Mary Lucy Astuto

...from Father Al Svobodny, OMI:

Each of you shines bright with the Star of Bethlehem

Father Al Svobodny, O.M.I.

...from Cyndi Cain:

Let us approach the Christ Child with childlike Faith

Cyndi Cain

...from Michael Cain:

Be the willing manger for welcoming and holding the Christ Child

Michael Cain, editor


There's the virgin birth in all of us

    They say a picture is worth 1000 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 luminarydid 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".

"Everyone who becomes a Christian has Christ in him. Christ is born and conceived in everyone by baptism. There is first of all the renewal crisis in the intellect so that, as Paul says, we 'put on the mind of Christ.' He is in the will, as grace and power. And He is in our body, because our body becomes the temple of God. The convert can often say: 'Oh, yes, at this precise date I heard the word of God. And the word was born in me so that I have His truth and His grace, and He's living inside of my body.' There is conception by perception, conception by the hearing of the word of God."


   Taken from the Gospel of Luke 2: 21 for the Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God:

"And when eight days were fulfilled for His circumcision, His name was called Jesus, the name given Him by the angel before He was conceived in the womb."

Finally the long-awaited books "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." and THE HIDDEN WAY are NOW available!

   With the messages completed, you can now order the book that contains ALL the messages. This much-anticipated 224-page book of ALL the messages to the world imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart from the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a lasting gift that will inspire you in your faith, and all God asks of us. You can acquire your own handsome, coffee-table top copy of "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." containing all 632 messages or the THE HIDDEN WAY containing 100 inspirational Meditative Lessons from Our Lord and Our Lady on Church Doctrine by clicking on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." or THE HIDDEN WAY or both books at BOOKS

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December 24, 1999 - January 2, 2000 volume 10, no. 245  DAILY CATHOLIC