DAILY CATHOLIC for 

December 15 to December 21, 2000
OVERVIEW FOR THE
THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT


FRIDAY-THURSDAY
volume 11, nos. 262-268
Daily Issues for Week of December 15-21, 2000

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1 FRIDAY     no. 262
December 15
Weekday in the Second
Week of Advent

2 SATURDAY     no. 263
December 16
Weekday in the Second
Week of Advent
3 SUNDAY     no. 264
December 17
THIRD SUNDAY
OF ADVENT

4 MONDAY     no. 265
December 18
Weekday in the Third
Week of Advent

5 TUESDAY     no. 266
December 19
Weekday in the Third
Week of Advent

6 WEDNESDAY   no. 267
December 20
Weekday in the Third
Week of Advent

7 THURSDAY     no. 268
December 21
Weekday in Advent
St. Peter Canisius
Could a red biretta be in the cards for four US Archbishops?
Holy Father will call his 8th Consistory early in 2001  The Vicar of Christ is guided by the Holy Trinity  Archbishop Edward M. Egan  Archbishop Theodore McCarrick  Archbishop Justin F. Rigali  Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap  a cardinal's red biretta - photo from Inside The Vatican
Two new cardinalates are relatively assured. They are Archbishop Edward M. Egan of New York and Archbishop Theodore McCarrick of Washington, D.C. But could there be a possibility the Holy Father might look farther west to St. Louis and Denver to select two more - Archbishop Justin F. Rigali and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap respectively in his upcoming Consistory early next year?
    Are 4 US cardinals in the cards for America?Last Consistory of John Paul II's - photo from Inside The Vatican     In our editorial this week, we focus our attention toward the new year. Dealing cards is always a gamble and our speculations on just who might be in line for elevation to the cardinalate probably are long-shot odds at best, but our reasoning makes sense and so we offer which American Archbishops we think His Holiness Pope John Paul II could possibly bestow the coveted red biretta on at his yet-to-be-announced upcoming Consistory in Rome in late January or February. There are 25 slots he must fill and it is highly probable he will expand the list. Many are of the mindset that this could be his last Consistory so he is sure to pad the ranks, so to speak, with solid, conservative, loyal, orthodox prelates who will effectively carry out the Doctrines of the Church in the face of a liberal wing that continue to resist this great Pontiff. Some of those reside within the ivory towers of American Sees and they are stubbornly stalling the Holy Father in the Mandatum he has issued for both Catholic institutions of higher learning and Catholic Health Care. In both of these, the bishops have waffled and dropped the ball. The left clings to hopes of outlasting the Pope by doing nothing. In doing nothing, they are doing nothing for their flocks as well. It's time for them to act! For our commentary, It's time for our Bishops to be Shepherds, not Shirkers! see CATHOLIC PewPOINT

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  • FRIDAY


    On December 15th we bring you Sister Mary Lucy Astuto's column GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER as she continues on the Sacrament of Reconciliation during this time of Advent when we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. Today she focuses on the causes and effects of our sinful ways and how Confession helps us see more clearly how we can isolate the habitual sins in order to eliminate them in our journey towards toward holiness.
    SATURDAY


    In the December 16th issue we present the Eighth Lesson on our special series on the Charism of Conjugal Love AT ONE WITH GOD as we see an overview of "Beginning Life as One" and how this union, totally one with God works as a ripple effect that undulates out to the family, then to the parish community, the secular community. Eventually, through conversion of the heart, this love will envelop all society where the Sanctity of Life will become a way of life for all as the Holy Will of God for His people is carried out.
    SUNDAY


    On December 17th, the Third Sunday of Advent, also known as Gaudete Sunday because of the first word of the Introit, "Joy." We celebrate the Eucharistic Sacrifice today with Rose vestments because it is Gaudete Sunday which means "Joy." We also bring you Pope John Paul II's most recent address from his regular Wednesday General Papal Audience in which he recognizes the struggle of man between the Infinite and the finite and how man's roots are on this earth where man serves as a house for God to work through him in all things.
    MONDAY

    The Mystery of the Incarnation: The One, True God becomes Man  

    On December 18th we bring you Pat Ludwa's thought-provoking column "VIEW FROM THE PEW" in which he extends great hope to all who feel depressed or lonely this time of the year. He illustrates what Christ promised from cradle to the cross that He would always be with His children. His words put a damper on any pity parties and bring great hope through the Word that they are never alone, not at Christmas or any other time in their lives when they are asked to carry their cross on the long journey to their own Calvary.

    TUESDAY



    On December 19th in Late Advent we bring you Cyndi Cain's article in her SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING series. Today she asks us all to put aside the ribbon and bows, the hectic crush of Christmas shopping, etc. to pause and reflect what is the greatest present we can put before the crib on Christmas morning. Is it all the presents that, for many, cause us to extend our credit beyond our limits, or is it the humble, simple gift of our hearts in aligning with the Will of the Savior?
    WEDNESDAY


    On December 20th in Late Advent we bring you Dr. Frank Joseph's weekly PRO-LIFE PRESCRIPTIONS column in which he revisits the Catholic vote that almost put avowed pro-abort Al Gore in the White House. He relates his experience in contacting various priests of their duty to inform their flocks as to the absolute importance of Catholics voting for pro-life and reinforcing exactly what the Church teaches in regards voting for a pro-abort candidate.

    THURSDAY



    On December 21st, the Feast of Saint Peter Caniusius, Priest and Doctor of the Church, we bring you the 210th installment of our on-going series APPRECIATION OF THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH as we continue with the 5th Commandment, today focusing on Caring for our Health and Life in taking all precautions to preserve the temples of the Holy Spirit which God has given each one of us as temporary vessels for our souls.

    1 FRIDAY     no. 262
    December 15
    Weekday in the Second
    Week of Advent

    2 SATURDAY     no. 263
    December 16
    Weekday in the Second
    Week of Advent
    3 SUNDAY     no. 264
    December 17
    THIRD SUNDAY
    OF ADVENT

    4 MONDAY     no. 265
    December 18
    Weekday in the Third
    Week of Advent

    5 TUESDAY     no. 266
    December 19
    Weekday in the Third
    Week of Advent

    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 267
    December 20
    Weekday in the Third
    Week of Advent

    7 THURSDAY     no. 268
    December 21
    Weekday in Advent
    St. Peter Canisius

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    December 15 - 21, 2000     volume 11, nos. 262 - 268
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