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FRI-SAT-SUN      July 30 - August 1, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 142

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TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY Number 95: Father George Rutler: a product of the fruits of Cardinal John Henry Newman

   Today we feature the 95th selection in the countdown of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters selected Father George William Rutler, a charismatic speaker imbued with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit who converted to Catholicism after several years as an Episcopalian priest. His story is one of courage and total abandonment to God's Holy Will. For more on the 95th selection, click on FATHER GEORGE RUTLER

95.    Father George Rutler


In the world of television, can anything good come out of FOX? The answer is a demonstrative "YES!"

      In this weekend's editorial, we share with the readers a pleasant surprise that was evident this past Wednesday night when the FOX Television Network, ballyhooing a two-hour program entitled "Signs from God: Science tests Faith" that we feared would be sensationalized and thrown to the wolves of skepticism and derision, but the result was anything but that as we discuss in this weekend's commentary. For the editorial, A remarkable FOX hunt for the truth!, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT

A remarkable FOX hunt for the truth!

Michael Cain, editor


A Father by any other name should be called "Daddy!"

    In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto points out Who God the Father is. He is our Father, our "Abba"...our "Daddy." The latter term is an affectionate moniker for one who takes care of us as the head of the house. In fact, it is probably the most of affectionate terms for a father. Who could be more affectionate than the One Who created us? That alone is the epitome of affection. Therefore, Sister encourages us to not be afraid to call Him "Daddy" for it is in no way disrespectful but truly from the heart. The more we do this, the more we will remember the Father and call upon Him in this Year of the Father. Too often He is neglected in favor of the Son and the Holy Spirit, but He is just as essential as the first of the Three Persons of the Trinity Whom Jesus always talked about in referring to His Father - "Abba" which translated today means "Dad" or "Daddy." For her column this weekend, Abba! Daddy! click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

ABBA! DADDY!


SIMPLY SHEEN: The safeguard of Humility

    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 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".

"Those who are loved become kind, ready for service and quick to love others. The humble will then never be overcome by praise; they accept praise to return it to God. Fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen ejus 'He Who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name' (Luke 1: 49)."


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 DAILY WORD

Taken from the Gospel for the Mass on the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:

"But Jesus said to them, 'They do not need to go away; you yourselves give them some food.' They answered Him, 'We have here only five loaves and two fishes.' He said to them, 'Bring them here to Me.'"

Matthew 14: 16-18


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July 30 - August 1, 1999 volume 10, no. 142   DAILY CATHOLIC