August 31, 2000
Final Day of the Summer Months
volume 11, no. 156
August 31, 2000
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Appreciation for the First Commandment 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 first of a multi-part installment on the First Commandment as explained in My Catholic Faith. The Ten Commandments are the foundation of our moral code set down by God and the First Commandment sets in order the importance of worshipping only the Almighty - Three Persons in One God: "I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before Me." Today we begin a multi-installment series on the First Commandment and common sense as taught by the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church For part one in the 195th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

from a Catholic Viewpoint

News Ticker from Catholic World News

Ted Turner The "mouth of the south" is at it again in attacking the Church at global UN Religion Summit in New York

       To test the sincerity of media mogul and bigot Ted Turner, one only needs listen to him once to realize he hasn't a sincere bone in his body. He apologized once before because of disparaging and insulting remarks against the Pope and Ten Commandments, but it was merely a hollow spin for what he really thinks was conveyed once again - this time at his "planned" UN Religion Summit which is a mask for subduing organized religion and policing the faith as a tool of satan's. more


    First Reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9
    Psalms: Psalm 145: 2-7
    Gospel Reading: Matthew 24: 42-51
Taken from the Gospel for Thursday's Mass

"Watch therefore, for you do not know at what hour your Lord is to come. But of this be assured, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would certainly have watched, and not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, because at an hour that you do not expect, the Son of Man will come."

Matthew 24: 42-44

Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope Hadrian VI    Today is the 478th anniversary of the election of the last non-Italian Pope until Pope John Paul II was elevated to the papal throne on October 18, 1978. That man was Cardinal Hadrian Florensz Dedal, Bishop of Utrecht who was elected without his knowledge on this date and kept his own name, becoming Pope Hadrian VI. the 218th in the line of Peter. Because Hadrian was more comfortable as a Dutch bishop and did not have a grasp on the universal Church, he struggled mightily in dealing with the Lutheran issue and the rest of the reformation that had boiled over during his predecessor Pope Leo X's pontificate. His papacy lasted only a year. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenHonor will win out!

   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".

    "It is love that needs sampling today, mostly because love does so little advertising of its own. Being humble by nature, like the violet, it is served by few propagandists. Cities report births as well as deaths; why then should not publicists be as interested in those who love as well as those who betray? It is part of the perversity of human nature to give more space to an ancient or a modern Benedict Arnold who betrayed his country than to ten thousand patriots who died for it. But the solemn fact remains that faithfulness, honor, control of errant impulses and love keep the world at peace. It would be well for us, in these days when men look for evil and find it, to look for good and diffuse it - in particular among the millions of cases of disinterested love where others are served, with no hope of ever receiving even an empty hand in grateful clasp."
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 and Priests For Life

The Gospa's message for August Monthly Medjugorje Message for August 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 25
St. Louis of France
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August 26
BVM on Saturday
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August 28
Saint Augustine
Doctor of the Church

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August 29
Martyrdom of
St. John the Baptist

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August 30
in Ordinary Time
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August 31
in Ordinary Time

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