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MONDAY      September 27, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 183

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September 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Today again I call you to become carriers of my peace. In a special way, now when it is being said that God is far away, He has truly never been nearer to you. I call you to renew prayer in your families by reading the Sacred Scripture and to experience joy in meeting with God who infinitely loves His creatures. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

Holy Father emphasizes communitarian nature of pardon and peace

   In his most recent regular weekly Wednesday Papal Audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope John Paul II continued his treatise on reconciliation speaking on Reconciliation with God and others in preparing all in the universal Church for the Jubilee Year 2000 in which we first must reconcile with God, then with each other. For the Pope's words, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.


Papal Audience Address from Wednesday, September 22, 1999

Archbishop of Cordoba Cardinal Raul Francisco Primatesta has always placed formation of priests foremost

   We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-third red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 80 year-old Cardinal Raul Francisco Primatesta, Archbishop of Cordoba. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope Paul VI during the Consistory of March 5, 1973. For more on Cardinal Raul Francisco Primatesta, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

103.   Cardinal Raul Francisco Primatesta


    Today is the Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul, priest and religious founder while tomorrow, besides being the Twenty-sixth Tuesday in Ordinary Time is also the Feast of Saint Wenceslaus, ruler and martyr and Saint Lawrence Ruiz, husband, father and martyr along with his companion martyrs in Nagasaki, Japan. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignettes on these feasts, click on DAILY LITURGY.

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    In honor of today's Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul we present a special prayer from My Daily Prayer book:

O God, Who, for the preaching of the Gospel to the poor, and for advancing the honor of the priesthood, didst endow Blessed Vincent with apostolic power; grant, we beseech Thee that we who honor his godly life, may likewise be taught by the example of his virtues. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

Events Today in Church History

    On this day 459 years ago in 1540 Pope Paul II officially approved the Society of Jesus religious order of priests founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola and others. The Holy Father's Papal Bull Regimini militantis ecclesiae gave solemn recognition to the Company known as Jesuit Fathers with the specific purpose of defending the Faith against Protestantism and to be the vanguard for the Pope. 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 27:


Clear the beam in our own eye first!

      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".

"If we are proud, covetous, conceited, selfish, lustful, constantly wanting our own way, it is far better to come face to face with our own ugliness than to live in a fool's paradise. The basis of all criticism of neighbor, the source of false judgments, slander, jealousies and pulling down the reputation of others is our refusal to look into our own soul. "

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 27, 1999 volume 10, no. 183   DAILY CATHOLIC