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WEDNESDAY     November 3, 1999     SECTION ONE      vol 10, no. 208

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Number 29:

Father Jozo Zovko, O.F.M.

Wherever this charismatic Franciscan goes he imparts the truths of the Gospel through the Gospa as a monument of love for all God's children thus fulfilling the charge from Heaven to "Protect the children."

   Today we bring you the 29th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Father Jozo Zovko, O.F.M., the popular 58 year-old charismatic Franciscan most synonymous with Medjugorje for he is the priest who, as pastor of St. James in 1981, sheltered the visionaries from the communist soldiers and spent nearly two years incarcerated for his courage and beliefs. He was then transferred to Tihaljina and is associated with the beautiful statue of Our Lady of Tihaljina. In 1992 he was assigned to the Franciscan Monastery in Siroki Brijeg where he remains today when not traveling around the world promoting the messages and love through various organizations he has founded. For more, click on FATHER JOZO ZOVKO, O.F.M.

29.    Father Jozo Zovko, O.F.M.

Ten Popes after Gregory the Great deal with Schism in the East

    We continue with our on-going series of this abridged History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church over a 2000 year span called 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER. Today we feature the Sovereign Pontiffs from the first half of the seventh century covering ten Popes from 604 and Pope Saint Gregory the Great's immediate successor Pope Sabinian to the martyrdom death of Pope Saint Martin I in 655. For Installment twenty-five The Agony and ecstasy of the Church after Pope Gregory the Great - part two: "The Apostolic Line of Peter during the first half of the seventh century" in the BARQUE OF PETER

Installment Twenty-five

The Agony and ecstasy of the Church after Pope Gregory the Great - Part Two

The Apostolic Line of Peter during the first half of the seventh century

Next Wednesday: Installment Twenty-six: Agony and Ecstasy of the Church after Gregory the Great part three: The Apostolic Line of Peter during the second half of the seventh century A.D.

Events Today in Church History

    On this date in 1148 Ireland's Saint Malachy passed to his eternal reward at the age of 54. He was the Archbishop of Armagh and Down who is most remembered for his famous prophecies of the men who would sit on the Throne of Peter. This mystic's prognostication has been unbelieveably accurate right up to our present Holy Father Pope John Paul II. 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 3:


A Jewel in the rough!

    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".

"All during His life, love went out to those who were not only weak, but even the worst people, like the woman in the city, the grasping tax collector, the robber on the tree. Jesus saw that a jewel had fallen into the mud and thou encrusted with foulness that it was still a jewel."

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.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. And he who does not carry his cross and follow Me, cannot be My disciple...So, therefore, every one of you who does not renounce all that he possesses, cannot be My disciple."

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November 3, 1999 volume 10, no. 208  DAILY CATHOLIC