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MONDAY      September 6, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 168

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Memo to the Bishops of America:

Have you fully replied to the Holy Father's request to provide the Latin Mass?

    In conjunction with our abridged series on the Church THE 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER and the installment this weekend and the upcoming one Wednesday on the Gregorian influence on the Mass and the solid establishment of the Latin Mass, we bring you Pope John Paul II's eleven year-old landmark Apostolic Letter Ecclesia Dei in which he requested the Bishops cooperate and provide the Tridentine Mass for those who preferred the traditional. Since so few of the bishops have truly responded in kind, but choose to "wait it out" until all the old traditionalists die out, we resurrect this Motu Proprio issued on July 2, 1988 in response to the Schism in the Church caused by the ordinations by Archbishop Marcel LeFebvre which incurred excommunication. For the Pope's short but meaningful Apostolic Letter, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Apostolic Letter "ECCLESIA DEI"

from the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II given Motu Proprio on July 2, 1988 on the Latin Mass


Appreciation of Apostolic succession

    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 today with the essence of the Church - the four marks of the Church - One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic; today exploring the fourth mark: Apostolic. For the fourth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


Retired Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints Cardinal Pietro Palazzini helped promote a record number of saints

    We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our ninety-fourth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 87 year-old Cardinal Pietro Palazzini of Italy, the Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints during most of the eighties. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope Paul VI during the Consistory of March 5, 1973. For more on Cardinal Pietro Palazzini, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

94.   Cardinal Pietro Palazzini

Events Today in Church History

    On this date 85 years ago in 1914 at the outset of World War I, Cardinal Francis Della Chiesa was chosen to succeed the popular and holy Pope Saint Pius X as the 258th successor of Peter. He would choose the name Pope Benedict XV and his pontificate would last eight years, dying on January 22, 1922 sorrowed by the devastation visited upon Europe. He would issue twelve encyclicals and canonize three saints, including Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque who received the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Saint Joan of Arc the liberator Maid of Orleans who had been burned at the stake as a heretic. Her canonization in 1920 totally absolved her and elevated her to the highest honor in the Church she loved. 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 6:


   Today is the Twenty-third Monday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow is the Twenty-third Tuesday in Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, September 6, 1999

   Votive Mass for Blessing of Human Labor

Tuesday, September 7, 1999


Passing the buck to hide the truth!

      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".

"The great appeal of so many modern political philosophies is that they make all the evils of the world economic, and thus dispense its victims from the need of moral betterment."

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 6, 1999 volume 10, no. 168   DAILY CATHOLIC