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MONDAY      September 13, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 173

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Cardinal Basil Hume, O.S.B.

The Archbishop of Westminster was a unifier for all of Europe

    Today we bring you the 64th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Cardinal George Basil Hume, O.S.B., the late Archbishop of Westminster who died this past June 17th. The selection of this beloved Benedictine came from many voters in Britain and Europe who loved this shepherd who treated young and old, rich and poor, Catholic and non-Catholic alike - all with love and respect, upholding the Pope's policies and teachings in trying to bring people together for one common purpose - to love and serve God. For more on the 64th selection, click on CARDINAL BASIL HUME, O.S.B.

64.    Cardinal George Basil Hume, O.S.B.

"Have Mercy on East Timor!"

    Today, with every minute counting and the world taking their sweet time in coming to the aid of the helpless Catholics of East Timor who are falling by the thousands to the Muslim mauraders of Indonesia, we bring you the Holy Father's consoling words this past weekend to Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo, spiritual leader of East Timor who meets with the Pope today in Rome, and Bishop Basilio Do Nascimento of Baucau. In addition we bring you the Pope's brief words from his regular weekly Wednesday Papal Audience on the theme of conversion. For the Pope's words, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Letter to the Bishops of East Timor

Papal Audience Address from Wednesday, September 8, 1999

Appreciation of the Successors of the Apostles: Bishops

    Today we continue with our new series in the search to uncover the great treasuries of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We continue with the Hierarchy, treating today the successors of the Apostles - the Bishops of the world and the charge given to them. For the ninth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH



    Today is the Feast of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church and tomorrow is the Feast of the HOLY CROSS. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignettes on these feasts, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, September 13, 1999


Tuesday, September 14, 1999



    In honor of today's Feast of Saint John Chrysostom, we present the Opening Prayer for the Mass in his honor:

Father, the strength of all who trust in Your, You made John Chrysostom renowned for his eloquence and heroic in his sufferings. May we learn from his teaching and gain courage from his patient endurance.

Events Today in Church History

    On this date 1,395 years ago in 604 Pope Sabinian was elected the 65th successor of Peter. He succeeded Pope Saint Gregory the Great after a six month vacancy for replacing Pope Gregory I was a major project. Sabinian introduced the regulation of the ringing of the bells to indicate to the people the canonical hours for meditation and prayer. In addition, it was Sabinian who decreed that the sanctuary lamps be kept lit wherever the Blessed Sacrament was reposed. 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 September 13:

A common sense approach to our Faith through the eyes and heart of the laity!

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, Pat Ludwa's column has been delayed. Therefore, we bring you his past columns giving you the opportunity to review any of his forty-four columns for this year. This Thursday hopefully his regular column will resume. For Pat's past columns, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW ARCHIVES

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.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"So Jesus went with them. And when He was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to Him, 'Lord, do not trouble Thyself, for I an not worthy that Thou shouldst come under my roof' this is why I did not think myself worthy to come to Thee. But say the word and my servant will be healed.'"

Luke 7: 6-7

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