DAILY CATHOLIC for 

December 29 to January 4, 2001
OVERVIEW FOR THE FINAL WEEK OF 2000 and
THE FIRST WEEK OF 2001


FRIDAY-THURSDAY
volume 11, nos. 276-278 and volume 12, nos. 1-4
Overview for Week of Dec 29, 2000 through Jan 4, 2001

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1 FRIDAY     no. 276
December 29
5th Day in Octave
Opt: St. Thomas Becket

2 SATURDAY     no. 277
December 30
Sixth Day in
Octave of Christmas
3 SUNDAY     no. 278
December 31
HOLY FAMILY OF
JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH

4 MONDAY     no. 1
January 1
MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
NEW YEAR'S DAY

5 TUESDAY     no. 2
January 2
St. Basil the Great and
St. Gregory Nazianzen

6 WEDNESDAY   no. 3
January 3
Weekday in
Christmastide

7 THURSDAY     no. 4
January 4
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Foundress & Educator


A Jubilee to Remember!

Holy Father sprinkles Holy Water on Jordanian peoplePope celebrates Mass at GalileePopular Popemobile wends it way through Nazareth
Holy Father completes the Jubilee Journey to the Holy LandPalestinian leader Yasser Arafat embraces PopePope arrives in Jerusalem flanked by Israel's President Ezer Weizman on left and Prime Minister Ehud Barak on rightHoly Father at Holocaust memorialHoly Father celebrates Mass in Upper Room on Holy ThursdayHoly Father prays at Gethsemane

In opening the Holy Door on Christmas Eve last year at St. Peter's His Holiness John Paul II laid out a blueprint for holiness for all to follow. Three-hundred and seventy-eight days and thirty million pilgrims later there is proof in the pudding! It was a successful Jubilee Year that exceeded all expectations and the fruits will only be known fully in Heaven.

    All roads led to Rome A Jubilee for the ages     In our editorial this week, we look back with awe and gratitude for this joyous and historic Jubilee Year that has reminded us daily of our roots and the precious gift of our Faith and the great leadership Holy Mother Church has been blessed with in Pope John Paul II. It was over a year ago that the secular media and many liberals within the Church were saying the Pope was too frail and too old to continue, that the Church needed a younger, more active Pontiff. Indeed, even in the face of tremendous contradiction, they continue this diatribe of dissing. When will they learn? We would say, after some 30 million pilgrims later, that they are once again exposed for the modernists they are for the Holy Father has exceeded all expectations in maintaining an itinerary that would exhaust a healthy young man, let alone a holy saint who turned 80 this past May. With every Jubilee celebration week in and week out, the world could see that in John Paul the Great we have a modern giant among all men, the one man who can be trusted globally, and the one man we must follow and heed for he is the Vicar of Christ who Christ sent to us for these trying times. All Jesus has asked His children to do is to try and He will do the rest. And, like Christ in so many ways, our beloved Supreme Pontiff has demonstrated the virtues of being the Servant of the servants. Now all we have to do is emulate his example, cross the threshold of Hope as the Holy Father encourages, and we will realize the fruits of this landmark Jubilee Year and experience our epiphany. For our commentary, A true epiphany of enlightenment! see CATHOLIC PewPOINT

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  • FRIDAY


    On December 29th we bring you Sister Mary Lucy Astuto's column GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER as she continues on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, picking up where she left off before Christmas in focusing on the causes and effects of our sinful ways and how, through a thorough Examination of Conscience, we can better isolate the habitual sins and, through the Confessional, eliminate these vices in our life.
    SATURDAY


    In the December 30th issue we present the Tenth Lesson on our special series on the Charism of Conjugal Love AT ONE WITH GOD as we examine the first requirement of love - "A commitment to Love" Without commitment, love falters and without God there can be no true Conjugal Love, no lasting marriage, no union blessed by Heaven. Without commitment by the spouses there can be no lasting continuance of the Sanctity of Life as God intended from all time.
    SUNDAY


    On December 31st, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph we bring you the Holy Father's annual WORLD DAY OF PEACE Address in which he pinpoints the problem on why we do not have peace in this world today anywhere: It is because of the culture of death. Only when we begin to weed out this mortal menace can we hope to achieve world peace little by little. Total peace will not be possible until it is totally eradicated.
    MONDAY

    The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

    On January 1st, World Day of Peace and the glorious Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God we celebrate New Year's Day and bring you Pat Ludwa's thought-provoking column "VIEW FROM THE PEW" in which he revisits the problems that have cropped up over the past several decades in the Church in America. The culprit: a dulling of the conscience that has created lukewarmness and scandal by a loosening of standards and morals.

    TUESDAY

    St. Basil the Great


    On January 2nd on the Feast of the Bishops and Doctors of the Church Saint Basil the Great and Saint Gregory of Nazianzen we bring you Cyndi Cain's article in her SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING series. Today she asks where has the reverence, the solemnity gone when the bishops make a Holy Day of Obligation optional. She points out that that kind of message sends mixed signals that convenience and expediency trump reverence and commitment to the cross.
    WEDNESDAY



    On December 20th in Late Advent we bring you Dr. Frank Joseph's weekly PRO-LIFE PRESCRIPTIONS column in which he alerts us that the culture of death continues unabated from the plains of Kansas in the person of an abortionist who has earned the moniker "Tiller the Killer". Dr. Frank documents how this man has built a lucrative empire from the abortion industry in a murderous manner that puts him right up there with the likes of Adolph Hitler.

    THURSDAY

    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton



    On January 4th, the Feast of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious Educator and Foundress, we bring you the 212th installment of our on-going series APPRECIATION OF THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH as we treat today the sixth and ninth commandments. These are two commandments so frequently violated and we need to realize the gravity of what God asks in these and how the sins of the flesh can be so damning for those who refuse to obey.

    1 FRIDAY     no. 276
    December 29
    5th Day in Octave
    Opt: St. Thomas Becket

    2 SATURDAY     no. 277
    December 30
    Sixth Day in
    Octave of Christmas
    3 SUNDAY     no. 278
    December 31
    HOLY FAMILY OF
    JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH

    4 MONDAY     no. 1
    January 1
    MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
    NEW YEAR'S DAY

    5 TUESDAY     no. 2
    January 2
    St. Basil the Great and
    St. Gregory Nazianzen

    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 3
    January 3
    Weekday in
    Christmastide

    7 THURSDAY     no. 4
    January 4
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
    Foundress & Educator

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    December 29, 2000 - January 4, 2001    
    volume 11, nos. 276-278; volume 12, nos. 1-4
    Overview for the Week