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MONDAY      October 4, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 188

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TOP CATHOLIC OF THE CENTURY
Number 49:

Judie Brown

Founder of American Life League who has given her all for ALL

    Today we bring you the 49th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Judith Ann Brown, the dauntless, dedicated founder of the American Life League. For the past three decades she has fought valiantly with every ounce of her breath for the unborn to have the right to breathe, taking on those who would dare promote the culture of death and calling upon her Catholic faith for strength and purpose in perpetuating the essence of Humanae Vitae and Veritatis Splendor and Evangelium Vitae and educating the masses as to the intrinsic wrongs of abortion and euthanasia. For more on the 49th selection, click on JUDIE BROWN

49.    Judie Brown


DAILY LITURGY

    Today is the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi mystic, stigmatist and founder of the Order of Friars Minor, better known as the Franciscans. Tomorrow is the Twenty-seventh Tuesday in Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignette on Saint Francis, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, October 4, 1999

Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, Religious Founder, Mystic and Stigmatist

Tuesday, October 5, 1999


PRAYER & DEVOTIONS

    In honor of today's Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi we present a special prayer from My Daily Prayer book:

O God, Who, through the merits of Blessed Francis, didst give increase to Thy Church by the enrichment of a new offspring; grant that we may so follow his example as to despise the things of this world and ever to rejoice in the partaking of Thy Heavenly gifts. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.


Holy Father further clarifies meaning of indulgences

    In his most recent regular weekly Wednesday Papal Audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope John Paul II followed up his document on indulgences released a few months ago with a further clarification that indulgences are "concrete stepping stones" that we can utilize to shorten our time in Purgatory only if we fulfill all the requirements and strive toward holiness as the purpose of indulgences provide. For the Pope's words on his talk, "The Gift of Indulgences," click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

THE GIFT OF INDULGENCES

Papal Audience Address from Wednesday, September 29, 1999


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

"But a certain Samaritan as he journeyed came upon him, and seeing him, was moved with compassion. And he went up to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. And settting him on his own beast, he brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, 'Take care of him; and whatever more thou spendest, I, on my way back will repay thee.' Which of these three, in thy opinion, proved himself neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?" And he said, 'He who took pity on him.' And Jesus said to him,' "Go and do thou also in like manner."

Luke 10: 33-37


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October 4, 1999 volume 10, no. 188   DAILY CATHOLIC