August 24, 2000
Feast of
the Apostle
Saint Bartholomew
volume 11, no. 149
August 24, 2000
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Appreciation for the Commandments of God
    Today we continue our series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We present the second of a two-part installment on the Commandments of God as explained in My Catholic Faith. The Ten Commandments are the foundation of our moral code set down by God as we explain the formula the Almighty had in mind to provide His children greater freedom. Sadly, many have taken them as either shackles which imprison them in sin, or ignore them, looking at them more as "suggestions" rather than commands. God and His Holy Church don't take kindly to either attitude in their endeavor to obey the Holy Trinity in all things. For part two in the 194th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

from a Catholic Viewpoint

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    First Reading: Revelation/Apocalypse 21: 9-14
    Psalms: Psalm 145: 10-13, 17-18
    Gospel Reading: John 1: 45-51
St. Bartholomew Feast of the Apostle SAINT BARTHOLOMEW

       Lord, sustain within us the faith which made St. Bartholomew ever loyal to Christ. Let Your Church be the sign of salvation for all the nations of the world.

Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Feast of Saint Bartholomew.

Taken from the Gospel for Thursday's Mass

"Because I said to thee that I saw thee under the fig tree, thou dost believe. Greater things than these shalt thou see...Amen, amen, I say to you, you shall see Heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."

John 1: 50-51

Events that happened Today in Church History

The abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots triggers persecution and killing of Catholics in ScotlandScotland
   On this date in 1560 Scotland was lost to the Church when the Catholic monarch Queen Mary, better known as "Queen of Scots", was forced to abdicate her thrown. From this moment on the Church of Scotland ruled and all allegiance to Rome ceased except for the underground Roman Catholic Church which suffered much persecution in the aftermath of the bloodbath of Catholics in the Reformation. Catholics on the mainland of Europe retaliated in France and Spain and the schism and resentment widened over the centuries with countless Christians on both sides of the issue persecuting and killing in the name of God. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThe swords of contradiction!

   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 first sword, which nations hold, creates wars against others; the second sword, the spiritual sword is a sign of war against ourselves. The less men wage war against the evil in their own breasts, the more they will wage war against their neighbors and nations. The more they battle against their own sins, the less need there is to do battle with the enemy without. The less we shed our own blood figuratively, the more we shed our neighbor's blood physically. Self-righteousness in persons and civil strife against neighbor go hand in hand."
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
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August 20, 2000
4 MONDAY     no. 146
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Saint Pius X
Pope of the Eucharist

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Saint Rose of Lima
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