WEDNESDAY     vol. 11, no. 94     May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000
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   This week is mostly devoted to Easter Time. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, see DAILY LITURGY.

First Reading:
 Acts 12: 24-25; 13: 1-5
  Psalm 67: 2-3, 5-6, 8
  John 12: 44-50


  Taken from the Gospel for the Fourth Wednesday of Easter:
"He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me, sees Him Who sent Me. I have come a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me may not reamain in the darkness. And if anyone hears My words and does not keep them, it is not I Who will judge him; for I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world."
John 12: 44-47

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Pro-Life Prescriptions:

God's Laws and ordinary logic have no importance in the agenda of those who promote the killing of the unborn through active or passive consent
Abortion is Murder
  Today Dr. Frank Joseph pulls no punches in telling it like it truly is. Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice pro-abort organizations seem to have a cover-up of their own, which fits comfortably into the on-going culture of death society in which we live. "For what does it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, but suffer the loss of his own soul?" Today, Dr. Joseph is befuddled how "pro-choicers" - better known as pro-aborts or, as he refers to as pro-kill - can totally ignore medical evidence and the natural laws of creation not to mention the Almighty's Commandments - specifically "Thou shalt not kill". For his column For the life of me, the law and logic don't add up! , see Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!

RussiaA new, loyal shepherd is chosen as Archbishop of Moscow to guide the Russian faithful into the new millennium
Photos below used with permission by Father Robert J. Fox
Fr. Fox and the Archbishop of Moscow in the Fatima ChapelArchbishop Thaddeus Kondrusiewicz Fr. Robert J. Fox    During this "month of Mary" and the focus on Fatima with the beatifications this this past weekend of the Fatima Shepherd Children Jacinta and Francisco Marto by His Holiness Pope John Paul II, and with the debut of the DailyCATHOLIC now being published daily in Russian to reach all parts of the former Iron Curtain, we present a special series written by Father Robert J. Fox, director of the Fatima Family Apostolate and editor of the full color Immaculate Heart Messenger. We are delighted to work with Father Robert Fox in bringing you this special series on Our Lady's plans for the conversion of Russia. If anyone knows the temperature of the Faith in the former Soviet Union it is Fr. Fox. These articles first appeared in earlier issues of his full-color magazine Immaculate Heart Messenger which Fr. Fox edits and publishes. Today he talks about Archbishop Thaddeus Kondrusiewicz, the Apostolic Administrator for Latin Rite Catholics in European Russia and Archbishop of Moscow. For the third part of his column on Mary is replacing Marx , see THE CHURCH IN RUSSIA

Events that happened this weekend in Church History

  On this date 1,116 years ago in 884 Pope Saint Adrian III was elected the to succeed his predecessor Pope Marinus I as the 109th successor of Saint Peter. Because his pontificate was only a year and a half most of his papacy was reaffirming what was decreed by Pope Marinus, specifically on the sanctioning the Eastern Emperor Basil. St. Adrian died while traveling to San Cesario enroute to France where he had been invited by the monarch King Charles the Gross. For other capsule events that happened today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenEnough with the psychobabble, there is only on prescription for happiness and it is in taking up our own cross and following Jesus
   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 hour has come for educators, sociologists and citizens to reverse their steps, to see that if the self is to be really happy, it must be disciplined, pruned, denied and negated by itself. No better law for inner peace has ever been given than that of the Divine Savior: 'If any one will come after Me, let him take up his cross daily and follow Me' (Luke 9: 23)."

The Gospa's message for April April 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message
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"Dear children! Also today I call you to conversion. You are concerned too much about material things and little about spiritual ones. Open your hearts and start again to work more on your personal conversion. Decide everyday to dedicate time to God and to prayer until prayer becomes a joyful meeting with God for you. Only in this way will your life have meaning and with joy you will contemplate eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call."

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


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