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

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Appreciation of the universal concept of Catholic as one of the true Marks of the Church

    This weekend 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 essence of the Church - the four marks of the Church - One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic; today exploring the third mark: Catholic, which means universal and sets the Church of Rome apart from the common moniker "Christian" which has been so misused and abused. For the third installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH



    In honor of the Feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, 64th successor of Peter and Doctor of the Church, we present the Opening Prayer for the Mass in his honor:

Father, You guide Your people with kindness and govern us with love. By the prayers of Saint Gregory give the spirit of wisdom to those You have called to lead Your Church. May the growth of Your people in holiness be the eternal joy of shepherds.

The Gregorian gift to the Church: The Plan of the Mass

    In honor of Friday's feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great we resume the abridged History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church over a 2000 year span called 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER. Today we bring you the brilliant plan bequeathed by Pope Gregory I to the Church in the latter part of the sixth century that has been perpetuated up to today with only a few changes in the ritual, not not the meaning and essence of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. For Installment sixteen The Gregorian Plan of the Mass: The Liturgy of the Eucharist, click on BARQUE OF PETER

Installment Sixteen

The Gregorian Plan of the Mass: The Liturgy of the Word

Next Wednesday: Installment Seventeen: The Gregorian Plan of the Mass: The Liturgy of the Eucharist

Retired archbishop Cardinal Antony Padiyara has melded the Latin rite with the rite of his birth - the Syro-Malabar rite

  We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our ninety-third red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 78 year-old Cardinal Antony Padiyara of India, the Archbishop emeritus of Ernakulam-Angolmaly of the Syro-Malabar rite. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II during the Consistory of June 28, 1988. For more on Cardinal Antony Padiyara, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

93.   Cardinal Antony Padiyara

Events this weekend in Church History

   On Sunday we commemorate the death two years ago of one of the world's greatest modern saints. Though she has not yet officially been canonized by the Church, to the global vox populi Mother Teresa already has been sanctified through the countless accounts of her work in Calcutta with the poorest of the poor where she personified Jesus. For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history this weekend, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

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