August 18, 2000
Day 3 of World Youth Days 2000

Weekday and
Feast of Saint Jane de Chantal, Wife, Mother and Religious Foundress

15th Annual World Youth Days Aug 15-20
volume 11, no. 143
August 18, 2000
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Triumph of Mary's Immaculate HeartFather Don Stefano Gobbi
Evidence of Father Gobbi's prophecy that Mary's Immaculate Heart will triumph this year is strengthened by a group of Mexican visionaries as the call goes out to fill our lamps with the vital kerosene of reconciliation and sanctifying grace.

Sister Mary Lucy Astuto   In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto stirs things up with a story that should prompt all to examine their conscience and, as Our Lord tells us, have our lamps lit and be ready for we know not the day nor the hour. She discovered this during a visit to the home of the mystic and victim soul Audrey Santo, now in her teens. It was not Audrey who conveyed this but a priest who has been alerted by fervent Mexican visionaries who claim Mary has told them God is about to shake up the world. Whether this will be temblors in the earth or in our hearts, we are cautioned not to travel far after October 31st this year. One could become superstitious with that date since it represents Halloween, but when one also reveals that it evolved from All Hallowed Eve and the fact well-respected and renowned messenger Father Don Stefano Gobbi did not hesitate in asserting on EWTN this year that we will see the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart this year! With just over four months left in this Jubilee Year, the clock is ticking. Sister asks if we are in tune with God's clock. If not we had better wind our watches of conscience and tune the gears of our soul so it is in sync with God's time. For her column, entitled Are we ready for the shake-up? see GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

from a Catholic Viewpoint

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    First Reading: Ezechiel 16: 1-15, 60, 63
    Psalms: Isaiah 12: 1-6
    Gospel Reading: Matthew 19: 3-12
Feast of Saint Jane de Chantal, Wife, Mother and Religious Foundress

Taken from the Gospel for Friday's Mass

"And I say to you, that whoever puts away his wife, except for immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries a woman who has been put away commits adultery."

Matthew 19: 9

Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Paul IV    Today is the 441st anniversary of the death of the Naples born Pope Paul IV, 223rd successor of Peter whose four year pontificate had mixed reviews. He had for his strong advocation of moral reforms. He also sought to clean up the Inquisition, but the runaway Lutheran heresy made it difficult. In addition, he is not fondly remembered by Jews for he forced them to live in ghettoes. While Pope Pius XII is skewered by Jewish radicals for his role in World War II, which is totally unfounded and false, they would have had a much better case against Paul IV. Fortunately his successor Pope Pius IV reopened the Council of Trent and successfully closed it, setting the table for the great Pope Saint Pius V. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenA prediction of intolerance in today's society!

   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 Ego has a peculiar way of disguising the real reasons for its love. It can pretend to be interested in another's welfare while actually it is seeking its own pleasure. There are some people who love to boast of their tolerance, but actually it is inspired by egotism; they want to be left alone in their own ideas, however wrong they be, so they plead for a tolerance of other people's ideas. But this kind of tolerance is very dangerous, for it becomes intolerance as soon as the ego is disturbed or menaced. That is why a civilization which is tolerant about false ideas instead of being charitable to persons is on the eve of a great wave of intolerance and persecution."
to Defend Life
and pray that there will be
No more Blood and Gore!!

   We encourage you to go to the Pro-Life links below to keep up to date on the great battle between life and death - the Sanctity of Life vs. the culture of death led by pro-abort candidates and those who would advance immorality, sodomy, perjury, etc. We refer you to our HOMEPORT ENTRY PAGE where you will find a typograph of a chalice, a chalice overflowing with the innocent blood of the aborted babies nearing 40 to 50 million. Enough is enough! The story and our purpose is outlined in this typograph and for more information and why we will not give up, see DEFEND LIFE Pray and urge others to VOTE FOR LIFE!

Pro-Life Infonet

The Gospa's message for July Monthly Medjugorje Message for July 2000

    NOTE: We respectfully recognize and accept the final authority regarding apparitions, locutions and prophecies presently being reported around the world rests with the Holy See of Rome and the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church to whose judjment we humbly and obediently submit. For more Our Lady's message for July and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
1 FRIDAY     no. 143
August 18, 2000
St. Jane de Chantal
2 SATURDAY     no. 144
August 19, 2000
Weekday/St. John Eudes
BVM on Saturday
3 SUNDAY     no. 145
August 20, 2000
4 MONDAY     no. 146
August 21
Saint Pius X
Pope of the Eucharist

5 TUESDAY     no. 147
August 22
6 WEDNESDAY   no. 148
August 23
Saint Rose of Lima
7 THURSDAY     no. 149
August 24

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