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FRI-SAT-SUN     November 12-14, 1999     SECTION THREE      vol 10, no. 215

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Appreciation of the Existence of Purgatory

    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 look again today at that merciful gift from God - Purgatory - where we are able to be cleansed before looking upon the Beatific Vision forever. There have been many misconceptions about this intermediate "stopping off point" between earth and Heaven and we hope to convey what the Church teaches about Purgatory over the next several installments. For the fifty-first installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


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As Patriarch of Antioch Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir is the Cedar of Lebanon for the Maronites in union with Rome

    We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-twenty-second red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order, is the 79 year-old Patriarch of Antioch Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir who leads the Maronites in union with Rome. He is five days older than the Holy Father and has been instrumental as a peacemaker over the many years of conflict in Lebanon. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II during the Consistory of November 26, 1994. For more on Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

122.   Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir

It's slim pickins at the movies, nothing left but "The Bone Collector"

Top Ten Films for the first week of November

    The Halloween fallout continued this week with "The Bone Collector", a thriller starring Denzel Washington easily knocking the marrow out of all the rest, more than doubling up on last week's top film "House on Haunted Hill." With only a few on the list worth seeing, why not rent one of the finest movies in years "Life is Beautiful", Roberto Benigni's Oscar-winning film - which the Pope loved - now available at the video store in your neighborhood. We highly recommend it as one of the best movies you'll see in a long time! As for the Top Ten reviews for the first week of November prepared by the NCCB, click on MOVIES AND MORALS


  • 4.   THE INSIDER
  • 5.   THE BEST MAN
  • 10.   FIGHT CLUB

    The Man of Sorrow knows our sorrows

        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 luminarydid 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".
    "The principal reason why Christ suffered was to make Him not only our Savior, but also our Sorrows: 'He was a Man of Sorrow and acquainted with grief.' Hence the sufferer who is despised by his prosperous brethren can turn with assurance of sympathy to the Savior of men. Our Lord learned compassion by what He suffered and thereby converted the Cross into a lever for raising a fallen world. Those who receive mercy from Him should show mercy; those who owe all they have to the pity of God, will not be pitiless to their brethren."

    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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    November 12-14, 1999 volume 10, no. 214  DAILY CATHOLIC