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FRI-SAT-SUN      October 8-10, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 192

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Why St. Teresa of Avila is a Doctor of the Church

   In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto shares with us poignant, insightful and common sense gems imparted by the first Teresa - Saint Teresa of Avila, one of three women Doctors of the Church. The simplicity and logic of her offerings make it perfectly clear why she has been accorded such a high honor by Holy Mother Church for she lived and conveyed all that she preached. She would not compromise her faith even during a time when laxity ruled. She faced fierce opposition to reforming the rule of her Order to bring her fellow religious back in line with God's Will. These gems Sister Lucy shares with us give us an inkling of what kind of person St. Teresa was and remind us of two others who share that name - Saint Therese of Liseux and Mother Teresa For her column this weekend, Priceless Gems from St. Teresa of Avila, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


Mexico City's youthful Archbishop Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera has been a major influence in helping unite the Americas

    We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-eighth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order, is 57 year-old Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico, the youthful Archbishop of Mexico City since 1985 who has been influential in spreading devotion of Our Lady of Guadalupe as the Virgin of the Americas both north and south and uniting the western hemisphere for the Sanctity of Life. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II during the Pope's most recent Consistory of February 21, 1998. For more on Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

108.   Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera

Events this weekend in Church History

    Saturday is the 41st anniversary of the death of the 260th successor of Peter Pope Pius XII whose pontificate lasted nineteen and a half years and the Pontiff who declared the Dogma of the Assumption in 1950. During his regime another faithful servant of the Church became a martyr during World War II at Auschwitz and it was this Polish saint who was canonized seventeen years ago this Sunday when Pope John Paul II elevated fellow Pole Saint Maximilian Kolbe to sanctity in 1982, the Holy Father's first canonization in which he has beatified and canonized more blesseds and saints than any Pontiff in the history of the Church. For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history this weekend, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

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   This weekend is mostly devoted to Ordinary Time shared on Saturday by the Feast of Saint Denis, bishop and his martyred companions and the Feast of Saint John Leonardi, priest and religious founder as well as the Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. Sunday is not only the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time but also Vocation Awareness Sunday and Laity Sunday. For the liturgies, readings, meditations and vignettes on the Saturday feasts, click on LITURGY

Friday, October 8, 1999

Saturday, October 9, 1999

Feast of Saint Denis, Bishop and Martyr and his Companions

Feast of Saint John Leonardi, Priest and Religious Founder

Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday

SUNDAY, October 10, 1999

Monday, October 11, 1999

We can't afford to be smug!

    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".
"Jealousy or the grudging of good to others cause many minds to rejoice in the failures and sufferings of others. Secretly they feel that sin in others pulls them down to their level, or at least the others no longer enjoy superiority."

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October 8, 1999 volume 10, no. 192  DAILY CATHOLIC