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MONDAY     November 8, 1999     SECTION TWO      vol 10, no. 211

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Holy Father once again reiterates need to forgive all debts to show the true value of wealth as God intended

    In his most recent regular weekly Wednesday Papal Audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope John Paul II continued his treatise on the Theological Virtue of Charity, this week concentrating on forgiving one's neighbor of debt especially richer nations towards third world or poorer nations. He didn't stop there, entreating all Christians to consider forgiving debts as a new beginning for the Jubilee Year 2000. For the Pope's words on his talk, "Jubilee calls for Economic Solidarity," click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

"Jubilee calls for Economic Solidarity"

Papal Audience Address from Wednesday, October 13, 1999

Retired Bishop of Sion Cardinal Henri Schwery is Switzerland's only cardinal

    We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-twentieth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 79 year-old Cardinal Henri Schwery, Switzerland's sole member of the Sacred Conclave. Born and raised in the Diocese of Sion, he has spent practically his entire life there including the chief shepherd there from 1977 to 1995 when he retired. He was elevated to the cardinalate during Pope John Paul II's Consistory of June 28, 1991. For more on Cardinal Henri Schwery, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

120.   Cardinal Henri Schwery

Appreciation of rebuilding bridges with those who turned their backs on the Church

    Today we continue our short series on the Church's vigilance in the face of Protestantism with an eye on both the Reformation and Reconciliation, something that has begun with the historic concordat signed last Sunday in Augsburg, Germany on the 482nd anniversary of where the Reformation began. For the forty-seventh installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


part two

Events Today in Church History

    On this day 1,602 years ago in 397 Saint Martin of Tours was called to his Heavenly home after a life of dedication to God. He fought valiantly for the Church against heresy and was not afraid to preach to royalty as well as the pauper. His feast day is celebrated in the universal Church this Thursday. 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 8:


    Today is the Thirty-second Monday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignette on tomorrow's feast, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, November 8, 1998

Tuesday, November 9, 1998

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

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 8, 1999 volume 10, no. 211  DAILY CATHOLIC