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TUESDAY      July 20, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 134

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Three Days until we debut the countdown of the Top 100 Catholics of the 20th Century

      Readers can see the fruits of their voting efforts beginning this Friday when we debut our countdown with vignettes on the person chosen, beginning with number 100, then number 99 next Monday and so on daily leading up to the top ten Catholics who will be revealed in December. By the way, each of the top ten received at least 500 votes, with the top five receiving over a thousand. We had well over 23,000 total votes with nearly 730 different persons nominated.

Catholic PewPoint helps put things in perspective and clear up the tunnels of confusion!

      This summer we present all the editorials to date from 1999 for you to review. Take a ride on the twists and turns of humanity in past installments of Catholic PewPoint. In this wild ride of life, through the tunnels of doubt we need to cling to the rails of hope and trust that God will guide us safely over the whirls and swirls, dips and blips, highs and lows that affect us daily in this rollercoaster called life. These commentaries help keep things on a more even keel, slowing the turns so that all can better navigate the dangerous curves and stay on track in heading towards the light at the end of the tunnel. During the summer we will present this archive feature on Tuesdays and a new commentary every Friday. To read any of the forty-six installments presently available for 1999, click on the Archives of CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

Retroactive articles on Church history available from 1150 to 1515 A.D. for summer review

      This summer we present a review of the period from the time of Charlemagne and Pope Saint Stephen IV, the 97th successor of Peter in the early ninth century to the time of the Reformation and Pope Leo X, the 217th in the Petrus line early in the sixteenth century. These are installments 25 through 106. We will resume our original series in September with installment 107 on Pope Hadrian VI. To read any of the eighty-one installments presently available in this long on-going series, click on the Archives of THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.

SIMPLY SHEEN: Prayer and Faith are God's answer!

      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".

"Fellow creatures generally do not want our cares, for they have enough of their own. Only God is left to be solicitous of our cares. Throwing them upon Him is done in two ways: by prayers and by faith."

"I solemnly tell all the world: Now is your Calvary; now is your suffering for My Name's sake."

      Those words from Our Lord were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on February 24, 1995 at the beginning of Lent in which Jesus reminds us that Lent is for making sacrifice and accepting suffering for His Name's sake. By being conditioned to freely accepting our crosses, we will better be able to walk Calvary and withstand the slings and arrows that will be launched on those faithful to Him. His Blessed Mother prepares us in her message three days earlier that we need to dedicate our time of Lent and our entire lives to resolving to return to her Divine Son and bestow all reverence on Him, specifically His Presence in the Holy Eucharist and to be obedient to His teachings and His Church in order to increase our faith and asks us to pray for those whose hearts have become hardened. For Messages #593 and #594 from Mary and Jesus, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 593 and 594

Message Five-Hundred-ninety-three, February 21, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Message Five-Hundred-ninety-four, February 24, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Finally the long-awaited book "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." is NOW available!

      The 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 over five years is finally here! You can finally acquire your own handsome, coffee-table top copy of "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." containing all 632 messages. To find out how, click on Book


      Today is the Sixteenth Tuesday in Ordinary Time with tomorrow being the Sixteenth Wednesday in Ordinary Time as well as the Feast of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Religious Priest and Doctor of the Church. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignette on St. Lawrence, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Tuesday, July 20, 1998

Wednesday, July 21, 1998


June 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Today I thank you for living and witnessing my messages with your life. Little children, be strong and pray so that prayer may give you strength and joy. Only in this way will each of you be mine and I will lead you on the way of salvation. Little children, pray and with your life witness my presence here. May each day be a joyful witness for you of God's love. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"And stretching forth His hand towards His disciples, He said, 'Behold My mother and My brethren! For whoever does the will of My Father in Heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother.'"

Matthew 12: 49-50

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