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FRI-SAT-SUN     November 19-21, 1999     SECTION TWO      vol 10, no. 220

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The Power of the Rosary through the Message of Medjugorje

   In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto continues to relate a story from a friend who experienced conversion through God's providence and His Blessed Mother's secret weapon - the Rosary. It all began in Medjugorje after her dear friend Kathy, like so many other millions, had read about the "Miracle of Medjugorje" from Wayne Weible and heard the call of Our Lady to come to her special Oasis of Peace in then Yugoslavia back in 1988. Sister writes from Kathy's point of view in sharing how Kathy's heart was moved to pray with the heart for that is truly the crux in getting to the heart of the matter as Sister Lucy shows in the fourth of a multiple series. For her column this weekend, Kathy's Rosary Story part four, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


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 complete today the short two-week series on 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. For the fifty-sixth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


part nine

After nearly fourty years of service in the Secretariat of State Cardinal Achille Silvestrini was chosen to head the Congregation for Oriental Churches in 1991

    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 77 year-old Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches who has worked in the Secretariat of State since 1953. His experience dealing with Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict and other wars, makes him eminently capable of dealing with his current curial post. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II during the Consistory of June 28, 1988. For more on Cardinal Achille Silvestrini, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

125.   Cardinal Achille Silvestrini

Events this weekend in Church History

    Friday is the 455th anniversary of the day when Pope Paul III officially called for the landmark 19th Ecumenical Council in the Tridentine mountain village in the remote regions of northern Italy. Because of its location it was forever remembered as the Council of Trent and lasted until 1563 in which it condemned Protestantism, enacted reforms and launched the Counter Reformation. For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history this weekend, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 19:

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 20:

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 21:

Solemnity of CHRIST THE KING

Weekend Liturgy

    This weekend we celebrate the glorious Solemnity of CHRIST THE KING which signals the end of the Liturgical Year with the First Sunday of Advent the following week. Before Sunday's Feast we commemorate the 33rd Friday and Saturday in Ordinary Time, shared with the Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. For the liturgies, readings, meditations and vignettes on these feasts, click on WEEKEND LITURGY

Friday, November 19, 1999

Saturday, November 20, 1998

Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday

SUNDAY, November 21, 1999


Monday, November 22, 1999

Feast of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr

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November 19-21, 1999 volume 10, no. 220  DAILY CATHOLIC