August 9, 2000
volume 11, no. 135
August 9, 2000
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Pro-Life Prescriptions:

Gianna Beretta Molla - all photos from www.gianna.org   Holy Father blesses little Giannina, the child Blessed Gianna gave her life for    Pope John Paul II with members of Gianna's surviving family at her beatification
A mother in the truest sense of the word, a physician in the truest sense of the word, and a Catholic in the truest sense of the word - Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla is the ideal model for the Sanctity of Life

Blessed Gianna with her first child in the late fifties   In this issue today Dr. Frank Joseph honors a person who has been extolled by the Church as one who not only lived the Sanctity of Life, but gave her own so that life would continue. We are speaking of Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla, the Italian physician who believed with her whole heart and soul that life truly does begin at conception. Childbirth complications brought Gianna and her husband Pietro to a decision that Gianna was very comfortable with in her soul though Pietro had a more difficult time with: save the baby. A week after the baby was born on April 21, 1962 Gianna died. Pietro and the daughter she bore were present to witness the beatification of her mother thirty-two years later on April 24, 1994 by Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square. Frank brings her story to the forefront to reemphasize the necessity to perpetuate the ideals Gianna lived by praying all the more and getting out during this presidential campaign to elect men and women and issues that will further the precepts of life that everyone is entitled to in our Constitution and Bill of Rights in this one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all, born and unborn. For Dr. Joseph's column No Greater Life!, see Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!

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


    First Reading:  Jeremiah 31: 1-7
    Responsorial:  Jeremiah 31: 10-13
    Gospel:   Matthew 15: 21-28

Taken from the Gospel for Wednesday's Mass

"But He answered and said, 'I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.' But she came and worshipped Him, saying, 'Lord, help me!' He said in answer, 'It is not fair to take the children's bread and to cast it to the dogs.' But she said, 'Yes, Lord; for even the dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from their masters' table.' Then Jesus answered and said to her, 'O woman, great is thy faith! Let it be done to thee as thous wilt.' And her daughter was healed from that moment."

Matthew 15: 24-28

Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope Urban VI    Today is 622nd anniversary of the day in which a conclave of mostly French cardinals illegally voided the election of Pope Urban VI, who had been chosen as the 202nd successor of Peter. However, realizing he was the rightful Sovereign Pontiff, Urban balked and the cardinals retaliated by electing an antipope that same year, appropriately Halloween, for it put a scare into many during the false reign of the antipope Clement VII for it opened wide the wounds of the Great Western Schism. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThe melody of the soul resonates best in the rhythm of silence!

   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".

    "Driving power is always associated with inner repose; other energy is explosiveness and imprudent action. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. The renewal of strength is less physical than it is spiritual. A tired soul makes a tired body more often than a tired body makes a tired soul. The rest which Christianity enjoins is less cessation from work than it is freedom from the anxieties that come from guilt and avarice. Spiritual refreshment in prayer, retreat, and meditation are the most potent influences for restoring harmony to the thousands of nervous patients. Life, like music, must have its rhythm of silence as well as sound. "
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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