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WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY      December 8-9, 1999     SECTION TWO      vol 10, no. 233-234

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Why so many are blind to the Son!

    In his column today, Pat Ludwa refutes the modernists' claim that they are teaching Catholicism to the youth today for their approach to the teachings of Holy Mother Church differ widely from what the Council Fathers determined at Vatican II. He shows where thirty years of brainwashing the young has desensitized them and, in many cases, not only turned them off to the Catholic Faith but sent them scurrying toward other sects in search of something. That something has always been in the Church. It's just that liberal teachers over the past three decades have camouflaged it and watered it down so that it often is hardly recognizable. Thirty years of damage cannot be corrected overnight, for Rome was not built in a day. Rather, as Pat points out, it probably will take another thirty years to right the ship so that the young will sail confidently again on the Barque of Peter without bailing out or fearing it will capsize. For Pat's column Disconnecting the young, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

Disconnecting the young

Appreciation of Divine Providence

    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 remain on the infinite qualities of God, today featuring the Divine Providence of the Almighty which, if we trust in, we will continually be on the right path toward Heaven no matter how rough the path on earth becomes. For the sixty-seventh installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


89 year-old Austrian Salesian Cardinal Alfons Stickler is now retired after serving in the Vatican Library and Archives as Prefect

    Our one-hundred-thirty-second red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is the 79 year-old Austrian Prefect-emeritus of the Vatican Library and Archives Cardinal Alfons Stickler, S.D.B., who retired eleven years ago after teaching Canon Law for thirty years and serving in the Vatican Library for seventeen years. He was elevated to the cardinalate during Pope John Paul II's Consistory of May 25, 1985. For more on Cardinal Alfons Stickler, S.D.B., click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

132.   Cardinal Alfons Stickler, S.D.B.

Three legs of love

    They say a picture is worth a thousand 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 luminary did 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".

"Every love rests on a tripod. Every love has three bases or supports: goodness, knowledge and similarity."

The clarion sounds as a wake-up call to Catholics as we provide a review of all past articles on the Church today

    Like our other feature series, we present installments 1 through 105 of this series which is a set blueprint for Catholics everywhere to take up the banner of truth in defending Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church as we prepare for this glorious event - the second coming of Christ and the Reign of the Sacred Heart, the Second Pentecost, the Era of the Eucharistic Presence, the Advent of Peace. To read any of the over one-hundred previous installments in this long on-going series, click on the Archives ofWHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

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 8-9, 1999 volume 10, no. 233-234  DAILY CATHOLIC