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MONDAY      August 2, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 143

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Pat O'Brien

Hollywood's role model for priests

      The voters selected Pat O'Brien, the consummate Irish-Catholic who was considered America's favorite Irishman throughout 50 years of filmdom in which he appeared in 110 movies. He is famous for his portrayal of priests, holding up the ideal of the priesthood and the values of the Church. From birth in 1899 to his death in 1983 he always exemplified the Catholic ideals. For more on the 94th selection, click on PAT O'BRIEN

94.    Pat O'Brien

We are grateful to Tracy Dowling for her contributions to this biography.

Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez, Chile's newest red-hat, heads the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

      Our eighty-second red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order, is Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez, the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, who was called to the Holy See in 1986 by Pope John Paul II and appointed the Pro-Prefect of the same Congregation before becoming the head man after this former Archbishop of Valparaiso, Chile was elevated to the cardinalate during the most recent Consistory of February 21, 1998. For more on Cardinal Medina Estevez, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

82.   Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez

Message to the Americas: The catechism is a vital part of the evangelizing effort

      Following up a year after the Bishops of North, Central and South America, along with the Caribbean contingent, met for the month-long Synod of the Americas in Rome at the end of 1997, Pope John Paul II officially closed the Synod with his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico City in January 1999. Because of its significance for all Americans, we bring you this important document in several installments over the next few months. For those wanting to read the entire encyclical or check footnotes, go to Ecclesia in America For the twenty-third installment on Chapter Six: The Mission of the Church in America Today: The New Evangelization - The Importance of Catechesis , click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America


"As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you"
John 20: 21

This retro summer we present each Monday the best of Pat Ludwa's VIEW FROM THE PEW

      This summer on Monday's we will present the opportunity to review any of Pat Ludwa's thirty-two columns for this year. Original ones will run in Thursday's issues, but in Monday's issues we bring you these archives. For Pat's past columns, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW ARCHIVES

"It shall not be sufficient in the time of darkness and Justice if you come, only on this Holy Easter day, and never reflect upon Me, seek Me nor give your life to Me the rest of the days!"

      Those words from Our Lord were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1995 in which Jesus commends those who have converted their hearts and been loyal to fasting and praying during Lent. Conversely He warns those who are lukewarm to call upon His Mercy now, to pray the Novena and realize that without Him they are lost. Jesus speaks of how we still can not see Him present in the Blessed Sacrament for now, but that our belief will be rewarded. His Blessed Mother follows up her Divine Son's words four days later on April 20th by reminding all of the Merciful Font of Mercy that is available to all if we only ask for His Divine Mercy. She cautions all not to wait for the cup is now overflowing and Divine Justice is near. For Messages #612 and #613 from Our Lord and Our Lady, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 612 and 613

Message Six-Hundred-twelve, April 16, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Message Six-Hundred-thirteen, April 20, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Finally the long-awaited book "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." is NOW available!

      The 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 over five years is finally here! You can finally acquire your own handsome, coffee-table top copy of "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." containing all 632 messages. To find out how, click on Book


"And they, seeing Him walking upon the sea, were greatly alarmed, and exclaimed, 'It is a ghost!' And they cried out for fear. Then Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, 'Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid.'"

Matthew 14: 26-27

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