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THURSDAY      August 12, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 151

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86. Danny Thomas   Going beyond his promise to God for the children

     Today we bring you the 86th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose entertainer Danny Thomas, the Lebanese wholesome comedian who is rightfully better known for his founding and supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, all because he wanted to fulfill a promise he had made to God. It's too bad more did not vote for Danny for he truly deserved a higher ranking for his dedication and Catholicity. For more on the 86th selection, click on DANNY THOMAS

86.    Danny Thomas

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

"Lord, to whom shall we go?"

      In his column today, Pat Ludwa writes about the greatest treasure we have: our faith in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. He points out that while so many seemingly have all the answers to how the Church should be, it all boils down to what Jesus taught and His insistence that He would not compromise. Pat shows how we cannot compromise either but rather should echo Peter's words to Christ, "Lord, to whom shall we go?". The answer is: nowhere, for in Jesus is the Truth, the Way, and the Life which has been handed down to us through the Church He founded and gave the keys of the kingdom to Peter as the first Pope and which continues today with Pope John Paul II as Pat reminds us in his column For Pat's column The Church, God's Gift of Love, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

The Church, God's Gift of Love

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, this summer 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?

SIMPLY SHEEN: That empty feeling!

      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".

"Few things are more strange than the eagerness with which many so-called educated people swallow the dicta of a mere human being, and swear by his glory. Great indeed is the void left in the heart by the exile of Christ."

Events that happened this day in Church History

      On this date 49 years ago, Pope Pius XII issued his 19th encyclical and what many believe his greatest - Humani generis in which the Sovereign Pontiff dealt with the growing modernism and liberal tendencies and he wanted to curb these false opinions which were threatening to undermine the foundations of Catholic doctrine. To go back and read it today it applies even more to our time than it did in the relatively calm, innocent fifties. 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 August 12:

July 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Also today I rejoice with you and I call you all to prayer with the heart. I call all of you, little children, to give thanks to God here with me for the graces which He gives to you through me. I desire for you to comprehend that I want to realize here, not only a place of prayer but also a meeting of hearts. I desire for my, Jesus' and your heart to become one heart of love and peace. That is why, little children, pray and rejoice over everything that God does here, despite that satan provokes quarrels and unrest. I am with you and I lead you all on the way of love. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"So also My Heavenly Father will do to you, if you do not each forgive your brothers from your hearts."

Matthew 18: 35

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August 12, 1999 volume 10, no. 151   DAILY CATHOLIC