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MONDAY      October 11, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 193

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    In his most recent regular weekly Wednesday Papal Audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope John Paul II spoke how man "is called to love God with total commitment and, in his relationship with his brothers and sisters, to display a love inspired by that very love of God. Conversion means to convert oneself to love." After recalling the mercy of God during the Old Testament, the Pontiff stated that the New Testament "presents us the dynamism of love centered on Jesus, beloved Son of the Father." For the Pope's words on his talk, "Who loves has known God, because God is Love," click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.


Papal Audience Address from Wednesday, October 6, 1999

New York-born Italian citizen Cardinal Opilio Rossi helped promote the increase of International Eucharistic Congresses as President of that Committee

    We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-ninth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 79 year-old Cardinal Opilio Rossi, who has one year of eligibility left in the College of Cardinals before turning 80 after serving as Nuncio to Germany during the war. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope Paul VI during the Consistory of May 24, 1976. For more on Cardinal Opilio Rossi, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

109.   Cardinal Opilio Rossi

Appreciation of the Dignity of the Priesthood

    Today we continue with our new series in the search to uncover the great treasuries of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We continue with the hierarchy and the priesthood, treating today the Dignity of the Priesthood. For the twenty-ninth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


The Powers of the Priesthood

Events Today in Church History

    On this day 696 years ago in 1303 Pope Boniface VIII, the 193rd successor of Peter, who was a feisty and no-nonsense, stubborn pontiff who would take on all comers. This included the manipulative monarch of France King Philip IV better known as Philip the Fair but he was anything but fair. He constantly interferred in ecclesiastical matters and when push came to shove both Boniface and Philip excommunicated each other, but Boniface had the greatest impact with his landmark Papal Bull Unam Sanctam which determined that the supremacy of spiritual power over temporal power. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

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We must share our gifts with all!

      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 powerful are always under obligation to the weak. Advantage of any kind is not a personal possession but a trust. St. Paul said: 'I am obligated to both Greeks and barbarians; to the wise and the foolish alike' (Romans 1: 14). In reality, of course, he owed the Greeks nothing - they had persecuted him; and the barbarians he had never seen. But Paul was conscious that God had conferred upon him great gifts and he felt bound to share these gifts with others who did not yet possess them."


    The first three days of this week are all Ordinary Time with today being the Twenty-eighth Monday in Ordinary Time and tomorrow's Twenty-eighth Tuesday in Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, October 11, 1999

Tuesday, October 12, 1999

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October 11, 1999 volume 10, no. 193  DAILY CATHOLIC