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

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The Church is not a guinea pig for dissident groups to have their say!

    In his column today, Pat Ludwa challenges those who would twist the Church to fit their mold and try to get the Magisterium to run in place in man's wheel rather than fitting the mold God wants us to blend into and come full circle to Him for His sake and the sake of our souls. As Pat illustrates in his column, be careful of what you wish for, you may get it and be stuck with it. That is why the lipservice that modernists, dissidents, and feminists spiel is merely a smokescreen. Reading between the lines one can easily see these groups are not interested in changing the Church for the good of God's people but for their own selfish, insecure reasons that would elevate themselves above God. They are guilty of false advertising and ultimately will get called on the carpet, and, if they're not careful, could be vacuumed up into the oblivion of the nether regions. When will they realize the Church is not a guinea pig? For Pat's column Dog and Pony Show!, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

Dog and Pony Show!


Archbishop of Madagascar's major See Cardinal Armand Gaetan Razafindratandra played a major role in maintaining the faith of his flock and bringing democracy to his land

   We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-sixth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 74 year-old Cardinal Armand Gaetan Razafindratandra, Archbishop of Antananarivo, the major see on the Island of Madagascar. Cordoba. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II during the Consistory of November 26, 1994. For more on Cardinal Armand Gaetan Razafindratandra, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

106.   Cardinal Armand Gaetan Razafindratandra


Events Today in Church History

    On this day 98 years ago in 1903 Pope Saint Pius X, not wasting any time, released his first of sixteen encyclicals. This one, on the restoration of all things in Jesus entitled E supremi earmarked the goals he had set out for his pontificate in following the influential twenty-five year papacy of Pope Leo XIII. Pius X issued it less than two months after being elected the 257th successor of Peter on August 7, 1903. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi

SIMPLY SHEEN:

Obeying God isn't meant to be popular!

      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".

"The fact is religion is popular only when it ceases to be truly religious. Religion by its very nature is unpopular - certainly unpopular with the ego."



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