WEDNESDAY     vol. 11, no. 58     March 22, 2000

March 22, 2000

Day Two news of the Holy Father's historic JUBILEE JOURNEY
A thorough review of

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Lenten Weekday

First Reading:
  Jeremiah 18: 18-20
 Psalm 31: 5-6, 14-16
  Matthew 20: 17-28

For the Daily LENTEN REFLECTION and WAY OF THE CROSS Meditations for Wednesday, March 22nd, see LENTEN DEVOTIONS.


 Today's and tomorrow's liturgy are both Lenten Weekdays For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, see DAILY LITURGY.


"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the Scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, and will deliver Him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified; and on the third day He will rise again."
Mattthew 20: 18-19

Calling God, is the Doctor in?

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
   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".

"It takes a brave man to look into the mirror of his own soul to see written there the disfigurements caused by his own misbehavior. It is no truism to say men must be men, not atoms in a mass. Once man sees his self-inflicted wounds, the next step is to take them to the Divine Physician to be cured."

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  • Peace to Jordan and Shalom to the people of Israel!
    Pope blesses with branches from Jordan40,000 pack outdoor arena in Amman for first Papal Mass in HolylandPope visited Jordanian site of Christ's Baptism in Wadi al-Kharrar
    Pope arrives in Israel at Tel Aviv airportPope arrives in Jerusalem flanked by Israel's President Ezer Weizman on left and Prime Minister Ehud Barak on right
    After first Papal Mass in the Holyland, the Holy Father visits site in Jordan of supposed baptism of Christ before flying on to Israel and being welcomed in Jerusalem
       Today we bring you events of the Holy Father's second day in the Holy Land yesterday, including his first Papal Mass, an outdoor event held in Amman's stadium that attracted 40,000. He visited the village of Wadi al-Kharrar on Jordan's east bank, where Jesus was purportedly said to have been baptized; then flew to Tel Aviv, landing in a cool rain where he was welcomed by Israel's President Ezer Weizman and Prime Minister Ehud Barak who both accompanied the Pope by copter to the Holy City of Jerusalem where the Pope was escorted to a residence near the Garden of Olives for the night. For accounts of these and other events during the Holy Father's second day in the Holy Land provided by ZENIT and CWN News, see JOHN PAUL II's "JUBILEE JOURNEY" - DAY TWO
      EDITOR'S NOTE: Because of the significance of the Holy Father's weeklong pilgrimage in retracing the footsteps of Jesus Christ, we are suspending some regular features in order to bring you more coverage of the "Jubilee Journey." That means today there will be no 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER installment. It will resume next Wednesday.

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    Holy Father salutes Jordan as the gateway between Old and New Testament
       Today we bring you the Holy Father's homily from his first Papal Mass in the Holyland at the downtown athletic stadium in Amman, Jordan yesterday morning. The Pope took the opportunity to speak of the biblical impact of this land as the gateway between the Old and the New Testament, especially the coming of the Baptist who prepared the people for One Whose sandals he was not worthy to carry. His Holiness emphasized the theme of "One crying out in the wilderness - make straight the way of the Lord." See THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS

    Pro-Life Prescriptions:

    Auschwitz revisited: Planned Parenthood!
    Abortion is Murder
      Today Dr. Frank Joseph pulls no punches in telling it like it truly is. Today he elaborates on the insidious campaign by Planned Parenthood to promote the selling of body parts as a "business" which has nothing to do with abortion. But, in truth, it feeds on the abortion mills for where can it obtain baby parts if not from the butchers who work in the abortuaries? He examines the piece done on ABC's 20/20 a few weeks ago that brought this horrendous to the forefront. Yet, Dr. Joseph decries the fact they didn't go far enough in their expose of these merchants of the culture of death. He picks up where ABC left off. For his column Baby Body Parts and Planned Parenthood , see Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!

    Appreciation of the Church guiding us in avoiding the Deadly Sins of Covetousness and Lust
        Today we continue with our new series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. Today we present the catechesis on the Seven Deadly or Capital Sins with today's second and third sins of Covetousness and Lust as explained in My Catholic Faith. These two sins, especially the latter, is responsible for countless souls in hell for the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. For the 136th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

    Events that happened today in Church History
    Blessed TansiCardinal Arinze
       On this day two years ago, Pope John Paul II beatified in Nigeria Blessed Father Michael Cyprian Iwene Tansi a holy Trappist monk and first native-born Nigerian missionary with the man who worked so hard for his beatification - Cardinal Francis Arinze concelebrating the Mass. The latter, now President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Nigeria's first cardinal, was baptized by Blessed Tansi as a youth. For other time capsule events that happened in Church history on this date, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
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    News Ticker from Catholic World News For more from CWN and other Catholic wire services, see stories below

    Today in the Holy Land:
    Basilica of the Nativity
    Bethlehem - Birthplace of Jesus
        Today the Holy Father travels to Bethlehem now occupied by Palestine where the people enthusiastically await him and, after a brief visit to Jericho, he will celebrate a Papal Mass in Manger Square outside the Basilica of the Nativity then visit a medieval like refugee camp before meeting with Yasser Arafat. He will return in the early evening to Jerusalem. For more coverage of Day Three, see tomorrow's issue.

    We remind you: EWTN is bringing live coverage of the Pope's "Jubilee Journey" to the Holy Land all week
      This week, while the Pope's pilgrimage in retracing the footsteps of Jesus will be relegated to the evening news, you can catch live action of the Pope on EWTN. We understand you can also catch some live events on MSNBC with commentary by the Pope's personal autobiographer George Weigel. You can also see EWTN on the web at Inside is a schedule of Mother Angelica's network coverage. continued inside

    Chaldean bishops gift Pope with ancient artifacts and earth from Abraham's birthplace in Ur
    Chaldean Iraq   The Holy Father was pleasantly surprised yesterday during his stay in Amman when a group of Chaldean Catholic bishops, sent by the Chaldean Patriarch still in Rome, presented the Holy Father with memento's from the Patriarch Abraham's home in Ur including a handful of earthen soil and some brick fragments taken from Abraham's home there. continued inside.

      Potential problem looms this Friday near Mount of Beatitudes
      Mount of Beatitudes where Christ preached    The town of Tiberias near the historic Mount of Beatitudes could be a trouble spot Friday when the Pope is scheduled to say an outdoor Mass there because Israeli Muslims are determined to disrupt the flow by praying on that day in a nearby mosque that has largely been abandoned for over fifty years. continued inside.

      Tony Blair's better half had better shut up before she really gets herself in trouble with the Church over gay issue
      Britain    Cherie Booth the Catholic wife of Tony Blair, Prime Minister of England, is speaking out on a subject that could get her in hot water with the Roman Catholic Church: She is speaking out on behalf of benefits for same-sex unions and thereby condoning the gay lifestyle, something the British Magistrate, including Cardinal Thomas Winning of Scotland, have been vigorously opposing. continued inside.

      Meanwhile Cardinal Winning keeps on warning people of Scotland and rest of Britain of the dangers of giving in to gay agenda
      Cardinal Winning    While Booth caves to gay demands that are corroding the foundations of faith and marriage in Britain, the Archbishop of Glasgow Cardinal Thomas Winning is doing all he can to fortify the foundation by endeavoring to plug the dikes in the dam of political correctness that threatens to flood public opinion and make his efforts a mere bucket of sanity in a sea of immorality. continued inside.

    Taiwan at crossroads and her bishops are keeping a watchful eye on their flocks
    TaiwanMainland communist China    In the aftermath of the euphoria of the elections last week, reality is setting back in in Taiwan as riot squads have been called out and mainland China casts a dark, forboding shadow over this small island nation that yearns for independence. While this is the wish of her Catholic bishops there, they hope the ouster of the corrupt previous regime and the unanimous vote against communism will not weaken Taiwan and their new, open president Chen Shui-Bian. continued inside.

         For more headlines and articles, we suggest you go to the Catholic World News site at the CWN home page and Church News at Noticias Eclesiales and the Dossiers, features and Daily Dispatches from ZENIT International News Agency CWN, NE and ZENIT are not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC, but provide this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.

    Coming Tomorrow:

  • Highlights of Day Three of the Pope's "Jubilee Journey" and his words in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS

  • Another dynamic column by Pat Ludwa in VIEW FROM THE PEW

  • The 137th installment on the treasures of the great Deposit of Faith in our daily series APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

  • Lenten Reflections and Liturgy for March 23rd and the Way of the Cross Meditations

  • Time Capsules in Church History focusing on March 23rd

  • Another gem from SIMPLY SHEEN

  • ...and much more in our 59th issue for 2000!
  • The Gospa's message for FebruaryFebruary 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

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