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WEDNESDAY      September 1, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 165

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Alphonse J. Matt Sr. and Jr.

The Guiding Lights behind the phenomenal track record of The Wanderer

    Today we bring you the 72nd person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Alphonse J. Matt, editor and publisher of the conservative Catholic weekly The Wanderer. The only problem is there are two A.J. Matts, the father Senior who founded the English edition of the newspaper in 1931 and his son A.J. Matt Jr. who has been the current editor and publisher over the past twenty-five years. Therefore we decided to feature both men since they have both proven faithful to the Church and worthy of the honor. For more on the 72nd selection, click on ALPHONSE J. MATT SR. AND JR.

72.   Alphonse J. Matt Sr. and Jr.

Appreciating the Marks of the Church: ONE

   Today we launch a new series which will run daily. It also replaces, on Wednesdays, FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS since that proved to be less than popular with readers. Therefore we will suspend that feature for now. This new daily series will uncover the great treasuries of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We begin with the essence of the Church - the four marks of the Church. Today: One. For the first installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


Born in Santiago in Chile, Cardinal Carlos Oviedo Cavada realized his dream to be the shepherd of his people as Archbishop of Santiago

    Our ninety-second red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 72 year-old Cardinal Carlos Oviedo Cavada,, the Archbishop emeritus of Santiago, Chile who, because of declining health, was forced to resign his post last year after serving faithfully as head of Chile's largest See and prior to that the second largest See in his homeland. He was elevated to the cardinalate during Pope John Paul II's Consistory of November 26, 1994. For more on Cardinal Carlos Oviedo Cavada, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

92.   Cardinal Carlos Oviedo Cavada

Reviewing the first six hundred years of the Church as we set sail on the Barque of Peter from the time of Christ to Saint Gregory the Great

   Until we are back to full strength and can devote more quality time to this series we are temporarily in a holding pattern, allowing the reader to catch up on past articles they may have missed in archives, including the Establishment of the Blessed Sacrament and the early struggles of the Church in this on-going abridged History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church over a 2000 year span called 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER. For the first fifteen installments, click on BARQUE OF PETER

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

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


"Now when it was day, He went out and departed into a desert place. And the crowds were seeking after Him, and they came to Him, and tried to detain Him, that He might not depart from them. But He said to them, 'To the other towns also I must proclaim the Kingdom of God, for this is why I have been sent.' And He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee."

Luke 4: 42-44

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September 1, 1999 volume 10, no. 165   DAILY CATHOLIC