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THURSDAY      September 9, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 171

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TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY Countdown
Number 66:

Father Nicholas Gruner

Controversial Founder of the Fatima Crusader Apostolate

    Today we bring you the 66th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Father Nicholas Gruner, the embattled founder of the Fatima Crusader Apostolate who, by his own admission, is the Church's most controversial priest. His inclusion came from a block of his followers who take the Fatima Messages literally. This philosophy and his aggressiveness have garnered for him many followers but also many enemies within the Church, especially inside the Vatican and at Fatima itself. For over the past twenty years this Montreal-born priest has been making waves around the world becoming the self-appointed expert on Fatima. For more on the 66th selection, click on FATHER NICHOLAS GRUNER

66.    Father Nicholas Gruner


God has given us a brain to reason and the reason for faith is to have faith in God's reasons

    In his column today, Pat Ludwa tackles the question of faith and reason, reasons why something may or may not be as it seems, and the faith to believe it really is what it is because of the authority behind that statement. This works in science and it also works in religion. Too often non-Catholics challenge Catholics with arguments from Sacred Scripture that may seem like they have a point and we're missing it, but when we look closer and put it all into context - for Catholic-baiters are experts at taking things out of context - we can see their argument is only an illusion for their reason is illogical simply because it lacks both faith and reason: "Reason for what we can see and understand, faith for what we cannot." For Pat's column Faith and reason, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

Faith and Reason


The clarion sounds as a wake-up call to Catholics as we provide a summer review of all past articles on the Church today

    Like our other feature series, we present installments 1 through 105 of this series which is a set blueprint for Catholics everywhere to take up the banner of truth in defending Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church as we prepare for this glorious event - the second coming of Christ and the Reign of the Sacred Heart, the Second Pentecost, the Era of the Eucharistic Presence, the Advent of Peace. To read any of the over one-hundred previous installments in this long on-going series, click on the Archives ofWHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

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.

The DAILY WORD

"But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you, pray for those who calumniate you...Forgive, and you shall be forgiven; give and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they pour into your lap. For what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you."

Luke 6: 27-28, 37-38


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September 9, 1999 volume 10, no. 171   DAILY CATHOLIC