DAILY CATHOLIC for 

January 3, 2001


Weekday in Christmastide


WEDNESDAY
volume 12, no. 3
January 3, 2001

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    Pro-Life Prescriptions:



    Anesthesiology of the soul and conscience can make one immune to the Holocaust of the Womb
    Bishop Eugene Gerber strenuously opposes Tiller's tactics      The leading butcher of the Holocaust in the Womb Dr. George Tiller of Wichita

    While the "Queen Bee" has been eliminated from the White House with the end of the Clinton-Gore administration, the pro-abort drones continue to carry out their deadly mission, drawn by the poisonous honey of women's rights. From the unlikely outpost of Wichita on the plains of Kansas, a man simply known as "Tiller the Killer" continues his horrendous buzz as the reverberations of his murderous methods sting the hives of many Pro-Lifers intent on grounding this killer bee!

      In today's issue, Dr. Frank Joseph points out that if we live with sin long enough, we become immune to its deadly effects. With the new year just around the corner, he turns his attention toward the events in January when we commemorate the hideous Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973. Hope is alive that President-elect George W. Bush will carry out his pro-life platform in due time, putting a priority on banning Partial Birth Abortion, a practice that is blatantly practiced by the Wichita abortionist Dr. George Tiller, also known as "Tiller the Killer," who has built a financial empire while destroying countless innocent ones through lies and deceit all at the expense of the unborn and unsuspecting mothers who are being led down the path to the abyss by his lucrative blood-money mumbo-jumbo practice. Yet, because of Roe vs. Wade and Bill Clinton's refusal to sign the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, Tiller has legally been allowed to carry out murder. He has truly made the Holocaust of the Womb an art-form dripping with blood, the blood of the innocents. Where is the outrage? As Dr. Frank affirms, when one is exposed to the commonality of murder enough, one becomes immune and their soul becomes greatly, very greatly endangered. For Dr. Joseph's column Live with the Holocaust of the Womb long enough and you become immune to it. , see Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!

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SUPPORT THE
Artwork 'I Knew You' by Shannon Wirrenga, Bismarck, ND, c 1998. All rights reserved
Artwork "I Knew You" by Shannon Wirrenga, Bismarck, ND. c 1998. All rights reserved

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born, I dedicated you."

Jeremiah 1: 5

    We are grateful to the artist Shannon Wirrenga (701-255-7312) for permission to use the phenomenal and touching original painting above of Jesus smiling at a newborn babe full of life, a life that He allows. It is appropriately titled "I Knew You," taken from Jeremiah 1: 5. No entity, matter or energy can exist without God and He alone gives and takes life. Life is the most precious gift we have been given. That is why we dedicate this section to the Sanctity of Life for so few realize the treasures it holds from conception to the grave.

    The elections are over, but the battle for life is not. We cannot give up the fight. Please continue to pray that President George W. Bush and his cabinet will promote legislation for the Sanctity of Life and pray for those pro-abort congressmen, senators and governors 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. For more see, PRO LIFE FOR LIFE

Also we recommend the following excellent sites whose main purpose is the Sanctity of Life

Pro-Life Infonet and Priests For Life and People of Life and Human Life International and
American Life League and National Right to Life and Oblates of Mary Immaculate Life Issues


    WEDNESDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :


    First Reading: 1 John 2: 29-; 3: 1-6
    Psalms: Psalm 98: 1, 3-6
    Gospel Reading: John 1: 29-34

For today's Liturgy and tomorrow's Feast of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, see DAILY LITURGY

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

"The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and he said, 'Behold, the lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world!'"

John 1: 29: 29-30



THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS TRADITION
Tenth Day of Christmas=Ten Commandments

Tenth Day of Christmas
"On the tenth day of Christmas my True Love gave to me ten lords a-leaping"

    So many have misinterpreted the Twelve Days of Christmas with a secular meaning, but they fail to realize that, in fact, they were a "secret catechism code" sung by persecuted Roman Catholics from the Protestant Reformation through the French Revolution. It was their way of communicating their faith much in the same manner the early Christians did with symbols such as the fish. The ten lords a-leaping symbolize the Law of God - the Ten Commandments. It was not a leap to obey the Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai for the Protestants, who were persecuting the Catholics of those times and countries, also believed in the Ten Commandments, but the reference to "lords" was in reference to the rich and powerful for they were the ones who could change the laws that governed persecution and curtailment of the Catholic Faith. Yet it was the "lords" who were lax in obeying God's laws and Catholics wanted to remind their fellow Catholics that no matter how wealthy or spoiled the princes were, faith and perseverance was more important by reminding them of the law of ages.


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    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Blessed John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro in 1962 John Paul II meets with excommunicant Castro     Today in 1962 Blessed John XXIII had no choice but to excommunicate Cuban dictator Fidel Castro after he refused to heed the teachings of the Church or allow the people to worship, and for his embracing atheistic communism. Thirty-six years later Pope John Paul II became the first Pope to visit Cuba and managed some concessions, although the Holy Father did not reinstate Castro who stubbornly sticks to his anti-Catholic communist manifesto even as it is fading into history. For other events that happened this day in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenJustification is judged by God's standards, not ours!
       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 justification for cutting corners, taking bribes and other forms of dishonesty is twofold. First is, "Everybody's doing it." The assumption here is that right and wrong are questions merely of mob judgment, rather than of standards. It forgets that right is right if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong if everybody is wrong."
    The Gospa's message for December Monthly Medjugorje Message for December 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 Christmas message for December and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
    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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