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

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Appreciation of the Roman Curia

    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 - today introducing the Roman Curia, the governing body of the Church and the highest of those offices: the Secretariat of State. For the twelfth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


Sacred Congregations

Events that happened this day in Church History

    Today is the anniversary of the death of three Popes - Pope Saint Martin I 1,355 years ago; Pope Valentine, 100th in the line of Peter 1,172 years ago; and Pope Blessed Victor III who died 912 years ago. Also, 535 years ago Pope Paul II was elected the on this date in 1464. Cardinals today wear the red-hat or three-cornered red beretta thanks to this 211th successor of Peter. 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 16:

The character of truth

    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".

"One of the most dangerous effects of reducing education to the amassing of knowledge rather than the acquisition of truth, is that it forgets the relationship between truth and character."


    Today is the Feast of the martyrs Pope Saint Cornelius and Saint Cyprian, bishop while tomorrow is the Twenty-fourth Friday in Ordinary Time and the Feast of Saint Robert Bellarmine, bishop, religious, and Doctor of the Church. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignettes for these feasts, click on DAILY LITURGY.

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Friday, September 17, 1999


The clarion sounds as a wake-up call to Catholics as we provide a review of all past articles on the Church today

    Like our other feature series, we present installments 1 through 105 of this series which is a set blueprint for Catholics everywhere to take up the banner of truth in defending Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church as we prepare for this glorious event - the second coming of Christ and the Reign of the Sacred Heart, the Second Pentecost, the Era of the Eucharistic Presence, the Advent of Peace. To read any of the over one-hundred previous installments in this long on-going series, click on the Archives ofWHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

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 16, 1999 volume 10, no. 176   DAILY CATHOLIC