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MONDAY      October 25, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 203

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Holy Father shows why we must love our neighbor in order to truly love God

    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 the intrinsic link of love of neighbor to fulfill our love for God, for without love for neighbor the Fruits of the Holy Spirit cannot be manifested because total love means keeping the two great laws - to love God and to love neighbor. Without one of the two, our love is empty. For the Pope's words on his talk, "Love of God demands love of neighbor," click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

"Love of God demands love of neighbor"

Papal Audience Address from Wednesday, October 13, 1999

Appreciation of the Infallibility of the Church

    Today we continue with our new series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We bring you today the third installment on the issue of Infallibility and what it means in respect to doctrine and faith and morals for the Church cannot teach error because it was founded by the Son of God Himself. For the thirty-ninth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


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Former Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy Cardinal Jose T. Sanchez from the Philippines is now retired

    We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-fifteenth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 79 year-old Cardinal Jose T. Sanchez from Pandan in the Philippines, who retired as Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy in 1996 after serving five years in that position. He was elevated to the cardinalate during Pope John Paul II's Consistory of June 28, 1991. For more on Cardinal Jose T. Sanchez, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

115.   Cardinal Jose T. Sanchez

Events Today in Church History

    Today is the anniversary of the death of two saintly Sovereign Pontiffs. One, Pope Saint Marcellinus was the 29th successor of Peter who died a martyr during the latter days of the Roman persecutions early in the fourth century; the other was Pope Saint Boniface V who ruled from 619 to 625 and who established the privilege of sanctuary for those to take refuge from civil authorities. 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 October 25:


"True innocence is compassionate"

      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".

"It was the Pharisee who sneered at the Lord when the adulterous woman came to pour ointment on His feet. He could not understand why Perfection did not pick up His robes from such filth. St. Augustine, who was a great sinner, was a more understanding theologian of the grace and mercy of God than St. Thomas, who had so few human weaknesses. Parents who boast of their moral uprightness can rarely sympathize with the weakness of their children; they too often make virtue repulsive instead of attractive. The description of Christ in the Bible is the ideal: 'We do not have a High Priest Who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One Who has been tempted in every way we are, yet remained without sin.' True innocence is compassionate."

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October 25, 1999 volume 10, no. 203  DAILY CATHOLIC