August 5, 2000
Feast of the
Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome
Basilica of St. Mary Major
volume 11, no. 131
August 5, 2000
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    First Reading:  Jeremiah 26: 11-16
    Responsorial:  Psalm 69: 14-16, 30-31, 33-34
    Gospel:   Matthew 14: 1-12
For the vignette on how this feast came to be, as well as the Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, see DAILY LITURGY

Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome
       Lord, pardon the sins of Your people. May the prayers of Mary, the Mother of Your Son, help to save us, for by ourselves we cannot please You.
Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass on the Feast of the Dedication of the Roman Basilica of Saint Mary Major.
Taken from the Responsorial for Saturday's Mass

"See, you lowly ones, and be glad; you who seek God, may your hearts be merry! For the Lord hears the poor, and His own who are in bonds He spurns not. "

Psalms 69: 33-34

Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope Clement V    Today is believed to be the 695th anniversary of the election of Pope Clement V, 198th successor of Peter. We say "believed" because historians are at odds as to when this French prelate was elected. Some say June 5th, others November 14th. Regardless, his nine year pontificate was marked by the beginning of the Captivity of Avignon for it was he, under the influence of the monarch of France King Philip the Fair, a great enemy of Clement's predecessor Pope Boniface VIII, who fixed the residence in southern France, an exile that lasted 70 years. Clement is credited with calling the 15th Ecumenical Council in Vienne in 1311, which abolished the Knights of Templar and enacted much needed reforms. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenGetting to the heart of weariness!

   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".

    " There are various kinds of weariness: weariness of the body, which can be satisfied under any tree or even on a pillow of stone; weariness of the brain, which needs the incubation of rest for new thought to be born; but hardest of all to satisfy is weariness of heart, which can be healed only by communion with God. "
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   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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