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MONDAY      October 18, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 198

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Holy Father traces God's Love from Old Testament to the New Covenant in leading us all back to the Father through love from and for God

    In his most recent regular weekly Wednesday Papal Audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope John Paul II spoke about the ultimate love God has for man through His creation and imparting the commandments to show man how to live in grace. The Holy Father traces this love from the Old Testament to the fulfillment of Love in the New Testament when He sent His only-begotten Son - the ultimate sign of Love - and Jesus exhibited His ultimate sign of Love by dying for us after teaching us of His Love. The Vicar of Christ completes his catechesis "The Theological Virtue of Love: Love for God" by showing how the Holy Spirit reinforces and perpetuates that Love from God and in us. For the Pope's words on his talk, "Who loves has known God, because God is Love," click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

"The Theological Virtue of Love: Love for God"

Papal Audience Address from Wednesday, October 13, 1999

Former Prefect of the Apostolic Signature, President of the Fabric of Peter, and Vicar General of Rome Cardinal Aurelio Sabattani now lives in retirement inside the walls of the Vatican

   We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-twelfth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 87 year-old Cardinal Aurelio Sabattani, who retired in 1991 at the age of 79 from all active duty and the next year from eligibility to vote in the Sacred Conclave after faithfully serving the Church since 1935 in various Secretariat of State assignments as well as the Vicar General of Rome for Pope John Paul II, the Bishop of Rome who elevated him to the cardinalate during his Consistory of February 2, 1983. On April 5, 1993 he was transferred to the order of cardinal priest. For more on Cardinal Aurelio Sabattani, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

112.   Cardinal Aurelio Sabattani

Appreciation of the Foundation and Mission of the Church

    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 focus today on the Foundation and Mission of the Church as charged by Jesus Christ. For the thirty-fourth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


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Hell is full of fool!

      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".

"Dante in his description of hell said that when he first entered it, he found some spirits that were neither rebellious nor faithful, but existed solely for themselves. They were 'hateful, distasteful to God and to His enemies.' When these indifferent souls steal, they do not restore; when they have moral collapse, disgusting to the moral sense, they do not repent, but creep back into an old respectability; they judge themselves by the accepted standards of the group in which they move; social refinement is regarded as the flower and the aroma of virtue; secular conventions are given the force of Divine commands; and finally, they may call themselves stupid but never sinful."


    Today is the Feast of the Evangelist Saint Luke while tomorrow we commemorate another martyred feast - that of the North American Martyrs including the Jesuit Missionaries Saint Isaac Jogues and Saint John de Brefeuf at the hands of the Mohawks. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignettes on these feasts, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, October 18, 1999


Tuesday, October 19, 1999

Feast of Saint Isaac Jogues, SJ and Saint John de Brebeuf and their companion North American Martyrs

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October 18, 1999 volume 10, no. 198  DAILY CATHOLIC