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MONDAY     November 22, 1999     SECTION TWO      vol 10, no. 221

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Pope reminisces on fruits of papal visit to India and Georgia

    In his most recent regular weekly Wednesday Papal Audience, and first from St. Peter's in three weeks, Pope John Paul II paused to reflect on his recent trip East to India and to Georgia , extolling great hope for what is on the horizon for Asia, including India and Georgia. He pinpointed the enthusiasm and faith of the people who are at the crossroads on the eve of a new millennium. For the Pope's words on his talk, "Crossroads on the eve of the new millennium," click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Crossroads on the eve of the new millennium

Papal Audience Address from Wednesday, October 17, 1999

Appreciation of the Last Judgment

"We the resurrection of the body and life everlasting"
(7th and 12th Articles of the Apostles' Creed).

    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 begin today a short two-parter on the Last or General Judgment when the Almighty Judge Jesus Christ will mete out His Mercy and Justice for the final time and our bodies will be reunited with our souls either in Heavenly bliss or eternal damnation. The choice of where we spend eternity is totally up to us. For the fifty-seventh installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


part one

Events Today in Church History

    Today is the 36th anniversary of the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the first Catholic president of the United States, who was shot by snipers during his motorcade in Dallas on this date. Kennedy met with Monsignor Wolf of the Fort Worth Diocese during a prayer breakfast that same fateful morning hours before he was shot. For more on Kennedy, see 63rd selection of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. For other time capsule events that happened in Church history on this date, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 22:

Feast of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr


   Today is the Feast of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr and acknowledged patron saint of musicians and singers. Tomorrow we commemorate the thirty-fourth and final Tuesday in Ordinary Time along with the triad feasts of Pope Saint Clement I and Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, Martyrs, and Saint Columban, Abbot and Missionary. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignette on these feasts, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, November 22, 1999

Feast of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr

Tuesday, November 23, 1999

November 23: SAINT CLEMENT I, Pope and Martyr

November 23: BLESSED MIGUEL AGUSTIN PRO, Presbyter and Martyr

November 23: SAINT COLUMBAN, Abbot and Missionary

No material possession can replace the Infinite

      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".

"The more people own beyond the limit of things they can personalize and love, the more they will suffer boredom, ennui and satiety. Yet men and women are forever trying to add to their possessions far beyond the limit of enjoyment. This is because of their mistaken belief that their hunger for the Infinity can be satisfied by an infinity of material things: what they really wish for is the Infinity of Divine Love."

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 to 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 with 100 inspirational Meditative Lessons on Church Doctrine by clicking on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

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November 22, 1999 volume 10, no. 221  DAILY CATHOLIC