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

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"My Kingdom is not of this world."

John 18: 36

    In his column today, Pat Ludwa focuses on Sunday's Feast of Christ the King. The Catholic author G.K. Chesterton said it best, "The right kind of monarchy is one where everybody goes about with the permanent conviction that the king can do no wrong." That would only apply to Christ the King for all other monarchs are fallible. Pat points out that we need to realize that and give our Ruler all the respect and adoration we can as loyal Christians. A King can delegate and Jesus has done just that by delegating His authority in His Vicar of Christ on earth - Pope John Paul II, the 264th successor of Peter. Pat points out that the same allegiance is due His delegate for he comes in the name and by decree of the King. The Kingdom established by Christ is not a democracy, but rather a kingdom where entrance can only be attained through obedience to the King and all He asks, even fighting to the death for our King. For Pat's column If Christ is King...?, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

If Christ is King...?

Events that happened this day in Church History

    On this date in 1210 the youthful Pope Innocent III officially excommunicated Emperor Otto IV of Germany because of his interference over the investiture issue, his failure to obey the Pope's directives, and his disregard for human life by invading southern Italy and Sicily. It signaled a turning point in a power struggle between the Sovereign Pontiff and sovereigns of secular nations though the struggle would ensue for several more centuries. 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 18:

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

If we go with the ego, we go it alone!

    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".

"Once the ego has become the center around which everything else revolves, we are vulnerable: our peace can be destroyed by a draft from an open window...the ego is always insatiable, if it is in command; no indulgences and no honors quiet its craving."

The clarion sounds as a wake-up call to Catholics as we provide a review of all past articles on the Church today

    Like our other feature series, we present installments 1 through 105 of this series which is a set blueprint for Catholics everywhere to take up the banner of truth in defending Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church as we prepare for this glorious event - the second coming of Christ and the Reign of the Sacred Heart, the Second Pentecost, the Era of the Eucharistic Presence, the Advent of Peace. To read any of the over one-hundred previous installments in this long on-going series, click on the Archives ofWHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

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 18, 1999 volume 10, no. 219  DAILY CATHOLIC