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TUESDAY      September 7, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 169

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Archbishop Oscar Romero

A modern martyr who championed the rights of Catholics throughout Central America

   Today we bring you the 68th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Archbishop Oscar Romero, the human rights champion from El Salvador who was gunned down while celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in a San Salvador hospital chapel on March 24, 1980 by paramilitary troops. His martyrdom became the rallying point for Catholics throughout Central America as he prophesied a few days before his death when he predicted, "It is my hope that my blood will be the seed of freedom and the sign that hope will soon be reality." For more on the 68th selection, click on ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO

68.   Archbishop Oscar Romero

Our Lady of many titles can add another as we celebrate her 2013th birthday tomorrow!

    In today's editorial, we commemorate the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary tomorrow and the fact that Our Lady would be, by historical estimates, 2013 years-old. That exceeds two millenniums! We take stock of the world today and why her messages, her example and influence are so vital when we stand on the brink of the new millennium, one that the Mother of God has foretold would be a special time in which we will realize the fullness of her Eucharist Son Jesus. But she can't do it alone and neither can her Divine Son. They need our fiat just as she gave her fiat at the Annunciation when she was a mere child of thirteen. For the editorial, Mother of the Third Millennium, pray for us!, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Mother of the Third Millennium, pray for us!

Michael Cain, editor

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.
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September 7, 1999 volume 10, no. 169   DAILY CATHOLIC