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FRI-SAT-SUN      September 10-12, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 172

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Cardinal Jamie L. Sin

Guiding over sixty million Filipinos through trials and temptation for quarter of a century as Archbishop of Manila

    Today we bring you the 65th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Cardinal Jamie Lachica Sin, the 71 year-old Archbishop of Manila for the past quarter of a century who has been the guiding light for Catholics in Oceania and especially the Philippines where the Catholic population is 84% comprising sixty million faithful, the third largest Catholic country in the world. A priest since 1954, he was elevated to the cardinalate during the Consistory of Pope Paul VI on May 24, 1976 as one of the youngest cardinals of modern times. For more on the 65th selection, click on CARDINAL JAMIE L. SIN

65.    Cardinal Jamie Lachica Sin


Time is of the essence in saving East Timor from total annihilation

    In this weekend's editorial, we chastize the United States for washing its hands of the innocent blood being spilled in East Timor. The pious platitudes of protecting and upholding human rights all over the world is hollow for the echoes of Kosovo and ethnic cleansing ring loud in the ears and hearts of those who pray for the innocent Catholic victims in East Timor. Why is the world waiting as the killing continues? It's all about politics and money, not about the Sanctity of Life. The Holy Father's voice is like one crying in the wilderness. For the editorial, The infidel must be stopped now!, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT

The infidel must be stopped now!

Michael Cain, editor


Mary shows why we can't afford to not suffer for her Divine Son Jesus

   In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto looks toward next week and the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on Wednesday. Sister examines the concept of suffering as Our Lady did and refutes the Old Testament concept of why one suffers, enlightening the reader as to why we must suffer, no matter what those crosses may be, and that by carrying our cross willingly we share in both the suffering of Our Lady and her Divine Son Jesus and reap the merits of that suffering if we offer all our sorrows to God for His honor and glory. If we don't, then we've wasted our suffering and that's the saddest part. For her column this weekend, Our Lady had troubles, too, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

OUR LADY HAD TROUBLES, TOO


August 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Also today I call you to give glory to God the Creator in the colors of nature. He speaks to you also through the smallest flower about His beauty and the depth of love with which He has created you. Little children, may prayer flow from your hearts like fresh water from a spring. May the wheat fields speak to you about the mercy of God towards every creature. That is why, renew prayer of thanksgiving for everything He gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call.

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The DAILY WORD

"For there is no good tree that bears bad fruit, nor is there a bad tree that bears good fruit. For every tree is known by its fruit. For from thorns men do not gather figs, neither from a bramble do they harvest grapes. The good man from the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and the evil man from the evil treasure brings forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts upon them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation upon rock. And when a flood came, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it; because it was founded on rock."

Luke 6: 43-48


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September 10-12, 1999 volume 10, no. 172   DAILY CATHOLIC