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FRI-SAT-SUN      October 15, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 197

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Blessed Andre Bessette

The humble miracle worker of Montreal who built a magnificent monument to Saint Joseph and brought countless souls to God

    Today we bring you the 40th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Brother Andre Bessette, the humble, uneducated Holy Cross lay brother who taught so many in the ways of love and the Lord and God rewarded him with an untold number of cures and conversions through his simple fiat to Heaven. This simple man emulated the carpenter of Nazareth and built the largest North American shrine to Saint Joseph, a project that took fifty years of his life and it was all a labor of love. For more on the 40th selection, click on BROTHER ANDRE BESSETTE

40.    Blessed Andre Bessette


One who displays greatness is worthy of being called by such a title!

    In this weekend's editorial, we feature the accomplishments of the Holy Father on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of his pivotal pontificate and offer the idea that shouldn't he someday be seriously considered not only for sainthood, but as an esteemed Doctor of the Church. We also project that his greatness can best be summed up in the same manner as Pope Saint Leo I and Pope Saint Gregory I are known: "the Great." Can you think of a greater Pope in respect to all he has done? That's why we call this weekend's commentary, John Paul the Great, Doctor of the Church. Just click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT

John Paul the Great, Doctor of the Church

Michael Cain, editor

More on why St. Teresa is a Doctor of the Church

   In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto shares with us who Saint Teresa of Avila was in simple phrases as the saint would want, for she did not want to complicate the faith but make it more accessible for all and to instill in the people, especially her fellow religious that prayer was giving of the heart and one didn't need to be intelligent to converse with God. Sister shows how this dynamic Doctor of the Church had a great sense of humor and appreciation for the simple things, but would tolerate no atrocities against the Faith or the rule and constitution of her Order which she reformed to bring her fellow religious more in line with the spirit of the rule. From the spirit would follow the letter of the law Teresa rationed. Even though she was a humble nun, she wasn't timid. In fact some consider her downright feisty for she wasn't afraid to take on bishops or priests who were in violation of God's laws and His Holy Church's teachings. For her column this weekend, The Essence of St. Teresa of Avila, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


It if is not the flame of the Holy Spirit, you could get burned!

    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".
"Spiritual fires never cool, because they are not fed by glands, but glow with the coals lighted at the furnace of Heaven, such as touched the lips of the prophet. Many of the false enthusiasms in the world today come from unhappy minds in unhappy bodies. They find a spurious happiness in setting destructive fires, buring down the temples of worship and the home of morality."

September 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Today again I call you to become carriers of my peace. In a special way, now when it is being said that God is far away, He has truly never been nearer to you. I call you to renew prayer in your families by reading the Sacred Scripture and to experience joy in meeting with God Who infinitely loves His creatures. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


   Taken from the Gospel for the Mass on the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time:

"Render, therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."

Matthew 22: 21

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October 15-17, 1999 volume 10, no. 197  DAILY CATHOLIC