August 19, 2000
Day 4 of
World Youth Days 2000
15th Annual World Youth Days Aug 15-20
Feast of Saint John Eudes
St. John Eudes
volume 11, no. 144
August 19, 2000
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    First Reading: Ezechiel 18: 1-10, 13, 30-32
    Psalms: Psalm 51: 12-15, 18-19
    Gospel Reading: Matthew 19: 13-15
St. John EudesFeast of Saint John Eudes, Priest, Religious Founder and Educator

       Father, You chose the priest John Eudes to preach the infinite riches of Christ. By his teaching and example help us to know You better and live faithfully in the light of the Gospel.

Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Feast of Saint John Eudes.

    For the profile on Saint John Eudes and the Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, see DAILY LITURGY
Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass

"Let the little children be, and do not hinder them from coming to Me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."

Matthew 19: 14

Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Alexander VI    Today is the 497th anniversary of the death of the notorious Borgia Pope Alexander VI, quite possibly the most lecherous of anyone who ever sat on the throne of Peter. His eleven-year papacy was wrought with greed, lust and wasting of the Vatican treasures and swung open wide the door of rebellion throughout Europe because of his excessiveness and immorality. Yet he is also remembered for making a simple mark on the maps of the new lands of America and by this slash, he ultimately decided the destiny of the New World. It was he who opened the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica for the first time ever, as well as the Basilicas of St. Mary Majors and St. Paul Outside-the-Walls. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenEgotists are all take and no give!

   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 egotist always considers his ego in terms of not having or wanting something. His principal action is drawing something to himself like the mouth which absorbs food. There is no outgoing, no service, and never a sacrifice, because he interprets sacrifice as the diminishing of himself."
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!

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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
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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
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