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FRI-SAT-SUN      October 22-24, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 202

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TOP CATHOLIC OF THE CENTURY COUNTDOWN    Number 35

Cardinal Francis Arinze

A product of the fruits of the missions, he has been the catalyst for fostering understanding among people of all faiths as one of the most respected members of the College of Cardinals

    ;Today we bring you the 35th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Cardinal Francis Arinze, the Nigerian prelate who has made so many inroads with people of all faiths as the President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and one of the most influential members of the College of Cardinals. It is appropriate his selection falls on World Mission Sunday for he is a product of the missions and has shown the fruits of the missionaries through his commitment to the Church. He was one of the leading promoters for the beatification of his countryman Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi who the Holy Father beatified in Cardinal Arinze's home diocese two years ago. For more on the 35th selection, click on CARDINAL FRANCIS ARINZE

35.    Cardinal Francis Arinze


The anchor of God stands as a solid reflection of the mission of the missions throughout history

    In this weekend's editorial, we commemorate WORLD MISSION SUNDAY by recommitting our efforts to the Church's call to be missionaries wherever we are. For, as the Pope asserts, it is our duty as Catholics to be missionaries ourselves - not in the foreign missions, but by dropping the anchor of salvation in our very own backyard where there is an even greater need to replant the Faith in so many who have either fallen away, or are lukewarm to the Faith. For the commentary, For the Faith to further flourish we all need to bloom where we are planted! , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT

For the Faith to further flourish we all need to bloom where we are planted!

Michael Cain, editor


The Power of the Rosary through the Message of Medjugorje

   In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto begins 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 first of a multiple part For her column this weekend, Kathy's Rosary Story part one, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

KATHY'S ROSARY STORY - part one


SIMPLY SHEEN:

The joy of being a missionary

    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".
"It is interesting to note the difference between missionaries and spoiled modern youths who have had everything. The fisrst have often been through every conceivable kind of trial - poverty, hunger, deprivation, sometimes even prison, torture, and death - and yet they are the happiest persons who ever lived."

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

The DAILY WORD

   Taken from the Gospel for the Mass on World Mission Sunday - the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time:

" Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."

Matthew 22: 37-40


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October 22-24, 1999 volume 10, no. 202  DAILY CATHOLIC