DAILY CATHOLIC for 

December 12, 2000


Feast of
OUR
LADY
OF
GUADALUPE




TUESDAY
volume 11, no. 259
December 12, 2000

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    Our Lady appeared in 1531 at Guadalupe to stop human sacrifice, she is still pleading for this to be done On this day when we celebrate the anniversary of Our Lady's appearance at Guadalupe in which she asked a humble, simple peasant to spread the word to the Aztec nation in the New World that human sacrifice must stop, she continues to ask all to stop the inhuman sacrifice of abortion that has claimed 40 million human sacrifices. Are we listening? Are we in harmony with Mary and her Divine Son against the culture of death?

    Symphony of SufferingCyndi Cain    In her twenty-first installment, Cyndi Cain shares the urgency of listening to God and His primary emissary - His Most Blessed Mother Mary. One of Mary's most powerful messages came on this day 469 years ago on Tepeyac Hill in Guadalupe, Mexico. The purpose was to inform the New World, then ruled by the Aztec Empire, to embrace the New Faith being brought to them by the Spanish missionaries as well as stop the barbaric practice of human sacrifice, a custom long observed by the pagan culture. Just as the Father chose for His only-begotten Son Jesus Christ to be born in a humble, poor stable, so also He chose a humble peasant to be the clarion for the new evangelization that would take the New World by storm for the Faith and end the human sacrifice by the Aztec nation at the same time defections were going on in the Old World due to the damaging Protestant Reformation. Cyndi points out that Our Lady's mission is still not done, for a far worse human sacrifice has visited our earth and our country in the horrible holocaust of the womb - abortion. She asks all to prepare for the birth of the Messiah by doing all in our power to help prepare for the births of 4,000 daily who are denied the right to life through abortion. Each of us can do our part to fulfill Our Lady's plea by offering our prayers and encouraging others of the vital importance of the Sanctity of Life and by using this Advent in prayer, penance and fasting for the reparation of many souls and the conversion of the hard-hearted. For her column, Your fiat, in harmony with Mary's, will continue the Cantata of Life see SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING.



    TUESDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :


    First Reading: Zecharia 2: 14-17
    Psalms: Judith 13: 18-20
    Gospel Reading: Luke 1: 39-47

        Tilma hanging above and behind the main altar at the Basilica in Mexico CityFeast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

      For today's liturgy
      of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
      and tomorrow's
      Feast of the
      Virgin and Martyr Saint Lucy,
      see DAILY LITURGY
Advent Daily Novena Prayer for the Second Tuesday of Advent

       Dear Mother, today we celebrate your feast as Our Lady of Guadalupe. We especially on this day make intercession to you as Mother of God, that in our land and throughout the world the people might make ready their hearts to receive Jesus, by ending the hideous sin of abortion. We raise our voices with all of the Heavenly Hosts, and beg of God to end this sin. We do remember and pray for all babies who will be aborted throughout the Christmas season, and it is our desire to name them (select two names) and to baptize them "In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen."

The DAILY WORD
Taken from the Gospel for Tuesday's Mass

"And if he happen to find it, amen I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. Even so, it is not the will of your Father in Heaven that a single one of these little ones should perish."

Luke 10: 23-24

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        The elections are over, but the battle for life is not. We cannot give up the fight. Please continue to pray for the Sanctity of Life and pray for those pro-abort candidates who were elected that they will have a conversion of heart and recognize the evil of their ways. Remember, nothing is impossible with God. 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 murder, immorality, sodomy, perjury, etc.

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    Blessed Juan Diego Events that happened Today in Church History

       Today is the 469th anniversary of the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the humble, poor hermit Blessed Juan Diego on a hill called Guadalupe in what is today Mexico and was then, the seat of the Aztec empire. Our Lady came to ask that human sacrifice be stopped and through Blessed Juan's obedience to her request, millions of souls came to Christ and His Holy Church in the New World at the same time millions, who were born to the Faith, chose to reject it in the devastating Protestant Reformation in the Old World. Today Our Lady of Guadalupe stands as "Our Lady of the Americas" and her mission remains the same, to stop human sacrifice - the terrible holocaust of the womb in the inhumane act of abortion. Indeed, more unborn innocents have been slaughtered in the womb than all the Aztec sacrifices and, in fact, all the men who have fallen in battle throughout time in memorial. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenTreat your arguers with love

       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".

      "The attitude to take toward those who differ with us. The answer is charity, love, benevolence and a recognition of the sincerity of motives and honesty of purposes of others. Sometimes this is called tolerance, but tolerance can be bad as well as good."
    The Gospa's message for November Monthly Medjugorje Message for November 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 November and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
    1 FRIDAY     no. 255
    December 8
    IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
    2 SATURDAY     no. 256
    December 9
    Weekday/ Feast of
    Blessed Juan Diego

    3 SUNDAY     no. 257
    December 10
    SECOND SUNDAY
    OF ADVENT

    4 MONDAY     no. 258
    December 11
    Advent Weekday/
    Pope Saint Damusus I
    5 TUESDAY     no. 259
    December 12
    Feast of
    Our Lady of Guadalupe

    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 260
    December 13
    Feast of the Martyr
    St. Lucy, Virgin
    7 THURSDAY     no. 261
    December 14
    St. John of the Cross
    Doctor of the Church

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