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FRI-SAT-SUN     November 5-7, 1999     SECTION ONE      vol 10, no. 210

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Cardinal James Francis Stafford

His masterful staging of World Youth Day in Denver set the stage for his appointment as President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity three years later

    This weekend we bring you the 27th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Cardinal James Francis Stafford, the 67 year-old American prelate who was catapulted from Denver's See direct to President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity with no previous curial experience, something very rare in Vatican circles. But it should come as no surprise for his masterful staging of World Youth Day in Denver in August 1993 showed the Pope first-hand what a dynamic, can-do prelate he is. For more on the 27th selection, click on CARDINAL JAMES FRANCIS STAFFORD

27.    Cardinal James Francis Stafford

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 second of a multiple series. For her column this weekend, Kathy's Rosary Story part two, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


A different kind of spin!

    They say a picture is worth 1000 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 luminarydid 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".
"Human nature is something like a child's top painted in the variegated colors of the rainbow. When the top is at rest, each single color and tint can be distinguished, red on one side, blue on another, white on the top, green on the bottom. When the top is set in motion and made to spin, darkness is suffesed with brightness, brightness is mixed with darkness, the colors melt into a confused gray until at last one knows not what hues it be."

October 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


    Taken from the Gospel for the Mass on the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time:

"Finally there came also the other virgins, who said, 'Sir, sir, open the door for us!' But He answered and said, 'Amen I say to you, I do not know you.' Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour."

Matthew 25: 11-13

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November 5-7, 1999 volume 10, no. 210  DAILY CATHOLIC