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MONDAY      December 6, 1999     SECTION ONE      vol 10, no. 231

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Number 8:

Pope Saint Pius X

The saintly "Pope of the Holy Eucharist" whose motto and life were dedicated to restore all things in Christ in being the great defender of the Faith. His body remains incorrupt today in Venice.

    Today, as we narrow down the TOP TEN CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY, we bring you the 8th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Pope Saint Pius X, the 257th successor of Peter who was elected early in this century and set the tone by reinforcing Church Doctrine against the growing curse of modernism. He will forever be remembered as the "Pope of the Eucharist" for making Holy Communion more readily available daily and for children as well. At the beginning of this century he advocated much of what John Paul II has been preaching the end of this century. For more on the 8th selection, click on POPE SAINT PIUS X

8.    Pope Saint Pius X

Special Prayer to Pope Saint Pius X

   "So deep was your humility, O holy Pius X, that when you were raised to the summit of the priesthood you shed tears of heartfelt grief, declaring yourself unworthy of the office: by your prayers to God on our behalf, procure for us, too, the grace to be humble in all our doings, to be submissive always to His Holy Will.
    Give us, through the power of your pleading, a greater faith in Divine Providence, and secure for us this boon: that humankind, dismembered now by self-conceit, be spared the scourge of further wars: may sincerity of purpose, charity and justice rule supreme in the minds of those who rule, bringing us peace that is real: and in the hearts of all of us be found the strength to live in detachment from the goods of this earth, after the model of you holy poverty.
    Be our patron, dear St. Pius X, in your loving kindness, to set us free from every evil. At the moment of our death, come to our assistance, so that we may be with you in Paradise and together with you sing the praises of Our Lord and of His Blessed Mother. Amen."

As Berlin's Bishop Cardinal Georg Maximilian Sterzinsky oversaw the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 before becoming Archbishop of Germany's largest city

    We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-twenty-eighth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 63 year-old Cardinal Georg Maximilian Sterzinsky, Archbishop of Berlin who was present to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall after experiencing the horrors of war and subsequent occupation by the communists. He was elevated to the cardinalate during the Consistory of June 24, 1991 by Pope John Paul II. For more on Cardinal Georg Maximilian Sterzinsky, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

131.   Cardinal Georg Maximilian Sterzinsky

November 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. In this time of grace, may the cross be a sign-post of love and unity for you through which true peace comes. That is why, little children, pray especially at this time that little Jesus, the Creator of peace, may be born in your hearts. Only through prayer will you become my apostles of peace in this world without peace. That is why, pray until prayer becomes a joy for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.

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"But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, answered and said to them, 'Why are you arguing in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, 'Thy sins are forgiven thee,' or to say, 'Arise and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins' - He said to the paralytic - 'I say to thee, arise, take up thy pallet and go to thy house.'"

Luke 5: 22-24

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December 6, 1999 volume 10, no. 231  DAILY CATHOLIC