August 6, 2000
Transfiguration of the Lord
volume 11, no. 132
August 6, 2000
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    First Reading:  Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14
    Responsorial:  Psalm 97: 1-2, 5-6, 9
    Second Reading:  2 Peter 1: 16-19
    Gospel:   Mark 9: 2-10
For the vignette on this special and mystical Feast of Our Lord, see DAILY LITURGY

       God, Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ crucified, Your beloved Son, I beg You to forgive all my sins, all my negligences, and all the transgressions of my past life. I beg You to grant me the grace to serve You in this life according to Your Will. God, Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, Your Only-begotten Son, I beg You to have mercy on me at the hour of my death and to receive my soul. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Composed by Saint Francis of Assisi.
Taken from the Gospel for Sunday's Mass

"Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James and John, and led them up a high mountain off by themselves, and was transfigured before them. And His garments became shining, exceedingly white as snow, as no fuller on earth can whiten. And there appeared to them Elias with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. "

Mark 9: 1-3

Events that happened Today in Church History

   Today is the 22nd anniversary of the death of Pope Paul VI, 262nd successor of Peter, whose pontificate lasted 15 years. It was Paul VI who brought the Second Vatican Council to its conclusion on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception in 1965. In 1975 he celebrated the 25th Jubilee. He also instituted the Bishops Synods and allowed clerical dress other than cassocks to be worn by priests. Unfortunately, many abused that privilege, becoming ashamed to wear the Roman Collar. He will forever be famous for his masterful encyclical Humanae Vitae which was scorned by so many and began the split within the Church between those who remain loyal to the teachings of the Church and those who choose to disobey and follow their own will and who spawned the insidious "spirit of Vatican II" instead of the true intent of the Second Vatican Council Fathers. Like his predecessor Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI's cause for beatification has been introduced. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenEven the greatest must pray!

   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".

    " Silence helps speech; retirement helps thinking. A contemporary of Abraham Lincoln tells us that he spent three weeks with Lincoln just after the Battle of Bull Run: 'I could not sleep. I was repeating the part that I was to play in a public performance. The hour was past midnight. Indeed, it was coming near to dawn, when I heard low tones coming from the room where the President slept. The door was partly open. I instinctively walked in and there I saw a sight which I shall never forger. It was the President, kneeling beside an open Bible. The light was turned low in the room. His back was turned toward me. For a moment I was silent, as I stood looking in amazement and wonder. Then he cried out in tones so pleading and sorrowful: 'O God Who heard Solomon in the night that he prayed for wisdom, hear me; I cannot lead this people, I cannot guide the affairs of this nation without Your help. I am poor and weak and sinful. O God, Who heard Solomon when he cried to You, hear me and save this nation.'"
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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

WORLDWIDE NEWS & VIEWS from a Catholic Viewpoint

News Ticker from Catholic World News For more from CWN and other Catholic wire services, see links below

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