August 21, 2000
Feast of Pope Saint Pius X Pope St. Pius X
volume 11, no. 146
August 21, 2000
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Rather than being bull-headed and locking horns over liberal and conservative issues, we should follow the example of Christ and His Church! After all, Jesus was the ideal liberal and ideal conservative!

  In this issue Pat Ludwa points out the conundrum, if you will, of labels - both papal and fable. He illustrates so clearly how Holy Mother Church is both conservative and liberal and yet neither liberal or conservative. Confusing? It isn't when you read Pat's excellent essay on how we must examine issues and consider both sides from God's point of view - a perspective the Roman Catholic Church has always kept clear whether dealing with the commandments or the liturgy. The end result is that we all often jump to a conclusion by labeling someone as either liberal or conservative, especially in politics. And when we pigeon-hole someone, we fly the coop, so to speak, from the true purpose of the issue at hand and fail to see clearly through the scattering feathers of assumption and prejudice. Pat shows how both sides can be dangerous and both sides can be a great benefit to the Church, which Herself is both liberal and conservative out of necessity for preserving the traditions and teachings of Christ. He points out the ideal label for Catholics everywhere: Roman Catholic, that is one who believes in their faith and can confidently embrace liberalism and conservativism while yet rejecting the idea of being liberal or conservative. For his column The Church is both liberal and conservative, see VIEW FROM THE PEW

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    First Reading: Ezechiel 24: 15-24
    Psalms: Deuteronomy 32: 18-21
    Gospel Reading: Matthew 19: 16-22
Pope Saint Pius X Feast of Pope Saint Pius X, Holy Pontiff of the Eucharist

       Father, to defend the Catholic Faith and to make all things new in Christ, You filled St. Pius X with Heavenly wisdom and apostolic courage. May his example and teaching lead us to the reward of eternal life.

Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Feast of Pope Saint Pius X.

Taken from the Gospel for Monday's Mass

"If thou wilt be perfect, go, sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven; and come, follow Me."

Matthew 19: 21

Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope Gregory IX    Today is the 759th anniversary of the death of the178th successor of Peter Pope Gregory IX. Born in Anagni, Italy, his pontificate lasted over 14 years. It was Gregory who instituted the Holy Inquisition, a noble effort with pure ideals that would be greatly misinterpreted and abused by political powers using the Church in future centuries. He is renowned for being the Pope who canonized two beloved Franciscans and a Dominican, better known as Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Anthony of Padua and Saint Dominic. In the aftermath of his having to excommunicate Frederick II for his failure to lead the crusades, he himself led the Sixth Crusade. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenIf you have to ask why, you can't afford love!

   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".

    "In real love there is pity and need. Pity in the sense that one feels the need of expansion and of giving to the point of exhaustion; need, because of a void that one would see filled. True love receives without ever interpreting what is given. It never seeks another motive than that of love itself. He who asks "why" something is given does not trust."
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
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Saint Rose of Lima
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