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THURSDAY     November 18, 1999     SECTION ONE      vol 10, no. 219

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TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY Countdown - Number 18:

Father Joseph Fessio, S.J.

One of America's leading orthodox lights as founder of Ignatius Press, The Catholic World Report and numerous other publications while serving as a thorn in liberal educators' sides

    Today we bring you the 18th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Father Joseph Fessio, S.J., the founder of Ignatius Press who has given America a number of leading Catholic publications during this decade in addition to founding Adoremus and Radio Guadalupe. He also co-founded Catholic Family Radio. With so many Jesuits leaning toward the left, Father Fessio helps balance the scale with total allegiance to the Holy Father and his good friend Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. For more on the 18th selection, click on FATHER JOSEPH FESSIO, S.J.

18.    Father Joseph Fessio, S.J.

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-fifth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


part eight


    Today, besides being the 33rd Thursday in Ordinary Time, it is also the Feast of the Dedication of Roman Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul as well as the Feast of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin and Religious Missionary. Tomorrow is the 33rd Friday in Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignettes on these feasts, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Thursday, November 18, 1998

Feast of the Dedication of Saints Peter and Paul Basilicas in Rome

Feast of Saint Rose Phillippine Duschesne , Virgin, Missionary and Religious

Friday, November 19, 1999

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.
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"But Peter answered Him and said, 'Lord, if it is Thou, bid me come to Thee over the water.' And He said, 'Come.' Then Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water to come to Jesus. But seeing the wind was strong, he was afraid; and as he began to sink he cried out, saying, 'Lord, save me!' And Jesus at once stretched out His hand and took hold of him, 'O ye of little faith, why didst thou doubt?' And when they got into the boat, the wind fell. But they who were in the boat came and worshipped Him, saying, 'Truly Thou art the Son of God.'"

Matthew 14: 28-33

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November 18, 1999 volume 10, no. 219  DAILY CATHOLIC