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WEDNESDAY     November 17, 1999     SECTION ONE      vol 10, no. 218

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Number 19:

Karl Keating

The Question: How do you refute the lies spewed out about Catholicism? Karl Keating had the Answer: Catholic Answers!

   Today we bring you the 19th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Karl Keating, the dedicated apologist who became so frustrated with anti-Catholic tracts that he decided to fight fire with fire - the Fire of the Holy Spirit by refuting those lies and from it grew the international apologetic apostolate Catholic Answers and the monthly magazine This Rock. For the past 17 years Karl has assembled a reputable cadre of apologists and evangelists to combat anti-Catholicism and educate all to the Truths of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. For more, click on Karl KeatingI

19.    Karl Keating

Seven Sovereign Pontiffs who guided the Church in the first half of the eighth century

    We continue with our on-going series of this abridged History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church over a 2000 year span called 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER. Today we feature the seven Sovereign Pontiffs from the first half of the eighth century which includes three saintly Popes in a row culminating with the death of Pope Saint Zachary in 752. For Installment twenty-seven The Agony and ecstasy of the Church after Pope Gregory the Great - part four: "The Apostolic Line of Peter during the first half of the eighth century" in the BARQUE OF PETER

Installment Twenty-seven

The Agony and ecstasy of the Church after Pope Gregory the Great - Part Four

The Apostolic Line of Peter during the first half of the eighth century

Next Wednesday: Installment Twenty-eight: Agony and Ecstasy of the Church after Gregory the Great part five: The Apostolic Line of Peter for the second part of the eighth century

Events Today in Church History

    On this date 697 years ago in 1302 Saint Gertrude the Great died at a Benedictine monastery of Helfta in Germany at the age of 46 after a lifetime of writings and mysticism that included receiving the special Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory. She was canonized 374 years later by Pope Clement X who assigned her feastday as November 16th. 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 November 17:

Feast of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

Appreciation of Purgatory

The Heroic Act of Charity

    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 today we continue with the Heroic Act of Charity. For the fifty-fourth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


part seven

Joy cannot be manufactured

    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".

"Lasting happiness can never come from the world. Joy is not derived from the things we get or the people we meet; it is manufactured by the soul itself, as it goes about its self-forgetful business."

October 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Do not forget: this is a time of grace; that is why, pray, pray, pray! Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"I say to you that to everyone who has shall be given; but from him who does not have, even that which he has shall be taken away. But as for these My enemies, who did not want Me to be king over them, bring them here and slay them in My presence."

Luke 19: 26-27

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November 17, 1999 volume 10, no. 218  DAILY CATHOLIC