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FRI-SAT-SUN      September 3-5, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 167

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Jerry and Gwen Coniker

Founders of the Apostolate for Family Consecration, Catholic Familyland, and the new Familyland Network

   Today we bring you the 70th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Jerome F. Coniker and Gwen Coniker, founders and directors of the Apostolate for Family Consecration that today is international. Though Jerry received the bulk of the votes, the fact they have been in this ministry together and have been married forty years, we consider them as one. For more on the 70th selection, click on JERRY AND GWEN CONIKER

70.   Jerry and Gwen Coniker

Keep the light of Mother Teresa's legacy of love burning bright

    In this weekend's editorial, we recall with love the legacy of Mother Teresa who passed away two years ago Sunday. We remind the reader what she stood for and why we need to keep her ideals in our hearts, souls and actions. By knowing and practicing our faith, living the Gospel and striving daily to willingly take up our cross and follow Christ, seeing Him in all we meet, then, and only then, can we be assured we are keeping Mother's light burning bright. That's the only way she would have it. Like her namesake St. Theresa of Liseiux, it's important not to bite off more than we can chew but rather to do the ordinary things in an extraordinary way. For the editorial, It's the little things that count!, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT

It's the little things that mean a lot!

Michael Cain, editor

It's only logical that God wants us to think!

   In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto treats the subject of discernment in everyday life and how to determine God's Will. She explains that we have the crib sheet of the Commandments and the teachings of Holy Mother Church, but that we need to weigh the good points with the negative to best determine the direction to take. She reminds all that we can't take the Almighty for granted and we can't abuse the privilege of signs by asking nonsensical questions that common sense will answer. In other words, use the God-given gift of our brain and think! That is the gist of Sister's column this weekend For her column this weekend, How to discern God's Will, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


SIMPLY SHEEN: When it comes to Mercy, God wins hands down

    They say a picture is worth 1000 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 luminarydid 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".

"God is more merciful to the men who mock Him than men are merciful to the gods they make. When David sinned, God gave him the choice of being punished either by Him or by man. David chose God - His Mercy is greater. "

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


   Taken from the Gospel for the Mass on the Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time:

"So also My Heavenly Father will do to you, if you do not each forgive your brothers from your hearts."

Matthew 18: 35

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September 3-5, 1999 volume 10, no. 167   DAILY CATHOLIC