August 8, 2000
Feast of
Saint Dominic,
Priest and Religious Founder
St. Dominic
volume 11, no. 134
August 8, 2000
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    First Reading:  Jeremiah 30: 1-2, 12-15, 18-22
    Responsorial:  Psalm 102: 16-23, 29
    Gospel:   Matthew 14: 22-36
For the profile on this great preacher and founder of the Dominicans, see DAILY LITURGY

Feast of Saint Dominic, Priest and Religious Founder
       We praise and bless You today because You called our Father Dominic to proclaim Your truth. He drew that truth from the deep springs of the Savior, water for a thirsty world. Supported by the prayers of Mary, the Mother of Your Son, and compelled by a concern for the salvation of all, Dominic accepted the ministry of the word for his family. Speaking always with You or about You, O God, beginning all his actions in contemplations, he advanced in wisdom. He brought many to Christ by his life and teaching; he devoted himself without reserve to building up the Church, the body of Jesus Christ.

    Taken from the Preface of the Dominican Missal for the Feast of their founder Saint Dominic.
Taken from the Gospel for Tuesday's Mass

"And they, seeing Him walking upon the sea, were greatly alarmed, and exclaimed, 'It is a ghost!' And they cried out for fear. Then Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, 'Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid.' "

Matthew 14: 26-27

Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope Clement V    Today is 692nd anniversary of the day in which Pope Clement V, three years into his pontificate and operating out of Avignon, called witnesses forth to testify against the Templars regarding heresies and misappropriation of Church funds and properties. The Knights Templars had been a solid foundation during the crusades but turned their spirituality toward materialism and fell out of favor with the Church. The findings led to the order being abolished at the 15th Ecumenical Council four years later in Viennes. The order still exists today but is in no way affiliated with the Church. In fact, it is tied in with the Masonic Order and opposed to all it was founded on. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThe restful soul profits from the dowry of grace!

   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".

    " What the Savior promises in the retirement is "rest for your souls." Rest is a gift; it is not earned; it is not the payment for finishing a job; it is the dowry of grace. Greed, envy, wealth and avarice think of rest in terms of the good things of the world; true rest is the stilling of passions, the control of wavering ambitions, the joy of a quiet conscience. There is no rest until life has been made intelligible. Most of the restlessness of souls today comes from not knowing why they are here, or where they are going, and they refuse to take time out to solve that problem. Until it is solved, nothing is solved. There is not even much sense in going on living unless one knows why he is living. "
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

WORLDWIDE NEWS & VIEWS from a Catholic Viewpoint

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