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MONDAY      November 29, 1999     SECTION TWO      vol 10, no. 226

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How does God want us to adorn ourselves? From riches to rags or rags to riches?

    In his column today, Pat Ludwa asks why so few fail to dress their best for their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He points out that for holiday parties, we spend more money than we can afford so we can dress to the nines in order to impress. But who are we impressing? Certainly not God Who sees our souls. Certainly not God at Mass on Sundays when so many come as if they're headed for the beach or the backyard. This lack of respect, Pat points out, extends to their souls as well which can translate to riches turning to rags in God's eyes, while rags worn for Him through evangelical poverty turn to riches. For his column today, Do we dress for success here or for the Hereafter? , click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

Do we dress for success here or for the Hereafter?

Appreciation of LIfe Everlasting: Heaven

    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 Heaven and the rewards inherent to those who are faithful for the Prize is undescribable and forever, the reward of everlasting life. There is nothing else that can compare and nothing else we should strive for save this Goal. For the sixtieth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


part one

The Archbishop emeritus of Kaunas in Lithuania Cardinal Vincentas Sladkevicius, M.I.C. was placed under house arrest for thirteen years by the communist government

    We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-twenty-eighth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 79 year-old Cardinal Vincentas Sladkevicius, M.I.C., who was denied his episcopal privileges from 1959 to 1982 because of communist suppression in Lithuania, but he was rescued by Pope John Paul II in 1982 and elevated to the cardinalate during the Consistory of June 28, 1988. For more on Cardinal Vincentas Sladkevicius, M.I.C., click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

128.   Cardinal Vincentas Sladkevicius, M.I.C.

Any worthwile goal takes hard work!

      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 sense of vocation is sadly lacking nowadays. The blame should not be placed on the complexity of our economic system, but on a collapse of our spiritual values. Any work, viewed in its proper perspective, can be used to ennoble us; but a necessary prelude to seeing this is to understand the philosophy of labor."


    Today is the First Monday of Advent while tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and profile on St. Andrew, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, November 29, 1999

Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle

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 29, 1999 volume 10, no. 226  DAILY CATHOLIC