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MONDAY      September 20, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 178

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Appreciation of the Sacred Congregations

    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 Roman Curia, treating today the next three Sacred Congregations. For the fourteenth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH THE ROMAN CURIA

Sacred Congregations

Holy Father charges the priests to make the Sacrament of Reconciliation more accessible and often

    In his most recent regular weekly Wednesday Papal Audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope John Paul II entreats the bishops and priests to carry out their duties as ministers of the Sacrament of Penance and make confession more readily available so all can partake of the cleansing process in preparation for the new millennium and a new beginning spiritually . For the Pope's words, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Papal Audience Address from Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Florence's present greatest treasure could be her shepherd Cardinal Silvano Piovanelli

    We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundredth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 75 year-old Cardinal Silvano Piovanelli, Archbishop of Florence. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II during the Consistory of May 24, 1985 For more on Cardinal Silvano Piovanelli, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

100.   Cardinal Silvano Piovanelli


    Today is the Feast of the Korean martyrs Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and companions while tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of the Apostle and Evangelist Saint Matthew. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignettes on these feasts, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, September 20, 1999


Tuesday, September 21, 1999



    In honor of today's Feast of the Korean martyrs, we present the Opening Prayer for the Mass in their honor:

O God, You have created all nations and You are their salvation. In the land of Korea Your call to the Catholic Faith formed a people of adoption, whose growth You nurtured by the blood of Andrew, Paul and their companions. Through their martyrdom and their intercession grant us strength that we, too, may remain faithful to Your commandments even until death.

Events Today in Church History

    This date 129 years ago in 1874 officially signaled the death knell of the Papal States when Pope Pius IX was forced to surrender to King Victor Emmanuel to avoid bloodshed. The 255th successor of Peter chose to become a self-prisoner inside the Vatican never venturing outside. The Vatican would not receive its freedom, so to speak, until the Lateran Treaty in 1929. 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 20:

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 20, 1999 volume 10, no. 178   DAILY CATHOLIC