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WEDNESDAY      July 28, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 140

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Evelyn Waugh: British satirist who took his faith seriously

      Today we bring you the 97th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters selected Evelyn Waugh, the renowned British novelist and leading satirist who converted to Catholicism at the age of 27 and from that time on defended the faith in his writings, subtlely instilling the values of Holy Mother Church into his leading characters and tweaking the conscience of both England and America in respect to what is worthwhile and what wasn't through his vast literary contributions. For more on the 97th selection, click on EVELYN WAUGH

97.    Evelyn Waugh

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., Archbishop of Milan, casts an envious eye toward the Vatican as the favorite of the modernists

      Our eightieth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 72 year-old Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., the Archbishop of Milan who has been in that post for 19 years. It is no secret Cardinal Martini is the "poster boy" for the liberal faction of cardinals and clergy who are openly pushing his candidacy to succeed Pope John Paul II, who they are insidiously trying to push out by spreading false rumors about the Holy Father's health. But Martini's age is working against him as the Holy Father outlasts this latest threat by the modernists. Martini is a brilliant intellectual and considered by many to be a people person. For more on Cardinal Martini, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

80.   Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, S.J.

Reviewing the first six hundred years of the Church as we set sail on the Barque of Peter from the time of Christ to Saint Gregory the Great

     With the summer mode in vogue, we suspend this series until August, allowing the reader to catch up on past articles they may have missed in archives, including the Establishment of the Blessed Sacrament and the early struggles of the Church in this on-going abridged History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church over a 2000 year span called 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER. For the first fifteen installments, click on BARQUE OF PETER

Taking time to taste Food for Thought appeteasers over the past year

      With summer upon us we follow the summer schedule and bring you retro vignettes from the past year of humorous and moving Food for Thought Appeteasers that could bring a chuckle, a tear or both but definitely will make you stop and think. For past Appeteasers, click on Archives for FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS

An open and shut case!

      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".

"Nothing is more interesting in our social scene than to see how often those who boast of an 'open mind' end with a closed one."

"But I solemnly tell you: All Scripture shall be fulfilled, and all that has been foretold to you shall come to pass. But it shall not happen as you conceive, but it shall all be fulfilled as a thief coming in the night. "

      Those words from Our Lord were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on April 6, 1995 in which He emphasizes that His patience is growing thin with the hardened hearts and lukewarm souls who continue to do what they please without heeding the Divine Will. He rues the fact so many look for signs and wonders but refuse to look within and examine their own souls. He assures all nothing will change for all that has been foretold will occur. He prefaces these strong words with equally strong words in His Message four days earlier in which He reminds us of His Apostles and their weak human natures but through their faith they were transformed and He wants to do the same for us. For Messages #605 and #606 from Our Lord, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 605 and 606

Message Six-Hundred-five, April 2, 1995

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

Message Six-Hundred-six, April 6, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
(during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during 24 hour vigil on First Friday)


      Today is the Seventeenth Wednesday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of Saint Martha, Disciple of the Lord. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignette on St. Martha, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Wednesday, July 28, 1999

Thursday, July 29, 1999


Events Today in Church History

      On this date 942 years ago Pope Victor II, the 153rd successor of Peter, died after a two year pontificate. He had been elected after a one year vacancy following the death of Pope Saint Leo IX, the Pope who excommunicated Michael Cerularius which launched the Eastern Schism. Pope Victor was best known for making the Church prosperous. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for July 28:

July 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Also today I rejoice with you and I call you all to prayer with the heart. I call all of you, little children, to give thanks to God here with me for the graces which He gives to you through me. I desire for you to comprehend that I want to realize here, not only a place of prayer but also a meeting of hearts. I desire for my, Jesus' and your heart to become one heart of love and peace. That is why, little children, pray and rejoice over everything that God does here, despite that satan provokes quarrels and unrest. I am with you and I lead you all on the way of love. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field; he who finds it hides it, and in his joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."

Matthew 13: 44

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