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THURSDAY      September 16, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 176

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Number 61:

Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Notre Dame's President emeritus who oversaw the meteoric rise of this high-profile Catholic institution during the turbulent times covering three and a half decades

    Today we bring you the 61st person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the Holy Cross priest whose association with Notre Dame University spans sixty-five years. He took the institution from the quiet, simple stature of a Catholic college in northern Indiana to a world-renowned university with endowments totaling $350 million. His legacy was one of agony and ecstasy during the turbulent sixties and seventies in which he steered the University into a new stratosphere while also navigating the many changes within the Church after Vatican II. For more on the 61st selection, click on FATHER THEODORE HESBURGH

61.    Father Theodore Hesburgh

There's nothing novel about Truth!

    In his column today, Pat Ludwa puts novelty and truth under the microscope where we will always see the fallacies and impure elements in the former and we should always see the purity and unyielding solidity of the latter when thoroughly analyzed, dissected and tested. That is why, as Pat points out, the truths of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church have stood the test of time and science for nearly 2000 years while all other novelties have had their moment in the sun and quickly wilted. The saddest part of that, however, is that they have infected others along the way, inflicting impurities that have resulted in the loss of souls. This has happened in this century as the result of novelties introduced by those advocating the "spirit of Vatican II" as we alluded to yesterday in our take on Karl Rahner, the Jesuit Theologian who walked a precarious tightrope of heresy and truth. Too often he opted for novelty and his folly has come back to haunt many in our seminaries and universities today. For Pat's column Truth and novelty, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

Truth and novelty

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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"And turning to the woman, He said to Simon, 'I came into thy house; thou gavest me no water for My feet; but she has bathed My feet with tears, and has wiped them with her hair. Thou gavest Me no kiss; but she, from the moment she entered, has not ceased to kiss My feet. Thou didsn't not anoint My head with oil; but she has anointed My feet with ointment. Wherefore I say to thee, her sins, many as they are, shall be forgiven her because she has loved much. But he to whom little is forgiven, loves little.'"

Luke 7: 44-47

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September 16, 1999 volume 10, no. 176   DAILY CATHOLIC