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WEDNESDAY      September 15, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 175

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"And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, 'Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, and for a sign that shall be contradicted. And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.'""

Luke 2: 34-35


    Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, a commemoration of the trials and tribulations the prophet Simeon foretold that Blessed Mary would experience when a sword - seven of them - would pierce her Immaculate Heart because she was the Mother of the Savior. Tomorrow is the Feast of the martyrs Pope Saint Cornelius and Saint Cyprian, bishop. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignettes on these feasts, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Wednesday, September 15, 1999


Thursday, September 16, 1999


As Archbishop of Hanoi Cardinal Paul Joseph Pham Dinh Tung reaches out to all Vietnamese with no delineation between north and south

    Our ninety-eighth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 80 year-old Cardinal Paul Joseph Pham Dinh Tung, the Archbishop of Hanoi since 1994 who has endeavored to persuade the communist government to grant more leniency to the clergy and the Church in Southeast Asia. He was elevated to the cardinalate during Pope John Paul II's Consistory of November 26, 1994. For more on Cardinal Paul Joseph Pham Dinh Tung, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

98.   Cardinal Paul Joseph Pham Dinh Tung

A whole lotta soul!

    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".

"A corpse has chemical elements as well as a live body, but a corpse lacks unity which only the soul can supply. What the soul is to the body, that truth is to knowledge; what the architect and his plan are to a building, that truth is to an education."

Finally the long-awaited books "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." and THE HIDDEN WAY are NOW available!

   With the messages completed, you can now order the book that contains ALL the messages. This much-anticipated 224-page book of ALL the messages to the world imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart from the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a lasting gift that will inspire you in your faith, and all God asks of us. You can acquire your own handsome, coffee-table top copy of "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." containing all 632 messages or the THE HIDDEN WAY containing 100 inspirational Meditative Lessons from Our Lord and Our Lady on Church Doctrine by clicking on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." or THE HIDDEN WAY or both books at BOOKS

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September 15, 1999 volume 10, no. 175   DAILY CATHOLIC