August 26, 1999

August 26, 1999

vol. 10, no. 161


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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.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
    Click on your choice of articles below
  • 76th selection of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY

  • Pat Ludwa's VIEW FROM THE PEW

  • Today in Church History: TIME CAPSULES

  • Liturgy for Today and Tomorrow

  • Review of installments 1 through 105 of our feature on the Church Today WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

  • Medjugorje Monthly Message and More

  • Countdown to the Jubilee

    To print out entire text of Today's issue, go to SECTION ONE and SECTION TWO


          Today is the Twenty-first Thursday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow is the Feast of Saint Monica the devoted Mother of Saint Augustine For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignette for St. Monica, click on DAILY LITURGY.

    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

    this weekend:

    • The 75th selection of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    • Another pertinent editorial in CATHOLIC PewPOINT and review of past commentaries

    • Heart-filled words from Sister Mary Lucy Astuto in her column GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

    • Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on August 27th through 29th

    • DAILY LITURGY for the Feast of Saint Monica on Friday and the Feast of her son Saint Augustine on Saturday and the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

    • Another gem from SIMPLY SHEEN and we highlight another Prince of the Church: Cardinal Jamie Lucas Ortega y Alamino of Cuba in COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

    • ...and much more in our 162nd issue for 1999!
  • TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY Countdown Number 76

    Dr. Mary Kay Clark

    Providing an alternative scholastic solution to preserving our Catholic heritage

         Today we bring you the 76th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose educational administrator Dr. Mary Kay Clark, who, since 1982, has revitalized and revolutionized home schooling in America for Catholic families with the orthodox curriculum provided by Seton Home Study School out of Front Royal, Virginia. For more on the 76th selection, click on DR. MARY KAY CLARK

    Let's face it! No other face will do!

          In his column today, Pat Ludwa brings up the fact certain dissidents don't like the way the "Old fashioned Jesus" looks so they're lobbying to come up with a new image of Our Lord. Just what the world needs!!! Make God in our image rather than allowing God to mold us in His image! Pat details the reason this will never work and the idiocy of discarding Perfection for imperfection as Pat reminds us in his column today. For Pat's column What's wrong with this picture?, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

    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 after the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart which will usher in the Reign of the Sacred Heart, also referred to as 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?

    Events that happened this day in Church History

          On this date 89 years ago, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in Skopje, Macedonia. She would change her name when entering religious life, a name that would forever be on the lips of people the world over for she was Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charity and the holy woman called the "saint of the gutters" whose cause has been introduced for beatification. This is also the date that Pope John Paul I was elected the 263rd successor of Peter. He would sadly only live for 33 days before mysteriously dying. But there's always a silver lining: His successor was our present Holy Father Pope John Paul II. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    SIMPLY SHEEN: Walking in another's shoes!

          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 greatest drama in life takes place when the other person is wrong from our point view. Almost every quarrel has its basis in a mutual misunderstanding."

    with a Catholic slant

    provided by
    Catholic World News Service
    and Noticias Eclesiales Church News and ZENIT International News Agency


      Death threats to Bishop Belo of Dili sour preparation for voters going to the poll Sunday as Pope calls for reconciliation in East Timor

          As showdown time at the polls approaches, word has been received that Nobel Laureate Bishop Carlos Belo, whom we highlighted as one of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY on Tuesday, has received death threats by Indonesia militant Muslims in the army. There are rumors that the threats are very serious much as Archbishop Romero was martyred two decades ago in San Salvador. The threats are part of Indonesia's muscle trying to convince East Timorese Catholics not to vote for independence or else... The Holy Father is hopeful a peaceful agreement through the democratic process can result in reconciliation. For more, click on Tensions mount in East Timor

      Filipino President bashes Church in defense of stubbornly pushing through his new constitution against the wishes of the majority

          The Philippines' Cardinal Jamie Sin is respected throughout the world, but evidently not in his own back yard for Filipino President Joseph Estrada has dismissed the renowned prelate as just a bother and he can't be bothered with meeting with the cardinal, slandering the Church by accusing her of trying to get into politics. The truth is the Church is the moral leader and Cardinal Sin the catalyst for ensuring the laws both moral and civil are kept. For more, click on Filipino Flap.

      Denver Archdiocese reaches new heights with formation courses on the internet

         While many dioceses and parishes are falling short in evangelization as the Holy Father has asked in preparation for Jubilee 2000, the Archdiocese of Denver, under the astute shepherding of Archbishop Charles Chaput, is using all the tools available to bring the message to the masses with the announcement of a ten-week formation course for Catholics, primarily in Colorado but, because of the web access, for Catholics the world-over. For more, click on Courses on the net.

      New Book on Blessed Juan Diego affirms his historicity and authenticity of the apparitions; Canonization could be May 21, 2000

         The Mexican postulator for Blessed Juan Diego's cause for canonization presented Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera and Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniquez and the Mexican people with a new book on the Guadalupe visionary and the latter cardinal speculated that May 21, 2000, depending on the Holy Father's decision, is the most logical date for his being proclaimed a saint. For more, click on Blessed Juan Diego .
    For more headlines and articles, we suggest you go to the Catholic World News site at the CWN home page and Church News at Noticias Eclesiales and Daily Dispatches, Dossiers and Features from ZENIT International News Agency. CWN, NE and ZENIT are not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC but provide this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.

    To review past articles in textonly format, click on Archives.


    "Therefore you also must be ready, because at an hour that you do not expect, the Son of Man will come."

    Matthew 24: 44
    COUNTDOWN TO THE JUBILEE: 127 and counting, hoping and praying...

    August 26, 1999       volume 10, no. 161

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