DAILY CATHOLIC for 

November 10, 2000
Feast of Pope Saint Leo the Great Feast of
Pope Saint Leo the Great
Doctor of the Church

FRIDAY
volume 11, no. 227
November 10, 2000

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  • The election is over but history is put on hold as the counting continues. How effective were the bishops in convincing Catholics what "vote your conscience" means? The sad results will shock you. See CATHOLIC PewPOINT and VIEW FROM THE PEW and SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING and PRO-LIFE PRESCRIPTIONS to better understand what the Church needs to do in America to uphold the Sanctity of Life!
Reverence and humility is personified in a plain, wooden coffin that preaches the simplicity and holiness of the gentle shepherd of Omaha

His Excellency the late Archbishop Daniel Sheehan - photo from Archdiocese of Omaha Exterior of St. Cecilia's Cathedral in Omaha - photo from Archdiocese ../../2kphoto3/omahafu3.gif File photo of Archbishop Sheehan kneeling in prayer at the side of the altar at St. Cecilia's - photo from Archdiocese

Sister Mary Lucy Astuto   In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto follows last week's article with her impressions of the funeral of her bishop, the former shepherd of the Archdiocese of Omaha Archbishop Daniel E. Sheehan who passed away October 24th with a brain tumor. The reverence shown throughout the vigil of his coffin in the sanctuary of the Cathedral of St. Cecilia's in downtown Omaha up through his solemn High Mass funeral on November 6th were truly uplifting. What moved Sister the most was the simple message of Archbishop Sheehan's plain wooden coffin, replete without handles, that spoke volumes about the humility of this loving shepherd. If every liturgy were carried out with such reverence and devotion, the Catholic Church in America would have no problems. For her column, entitled The Gentle Shepherd is Laid to Rest see GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


      FRIDAY'S LITURGY:

    First Reading: Philippians 3: 17- 4: 1
    Psalms: Psalm 122: 1-5
    Gospel Reading: Luke 16: 1-8
Pope Saint Leo the Great
Feast of Pope Saint Leo the Great
Doctor of the Church

        God our Father, you will never allow the power of hell to prevail against Your Church, founded on the rock of the Apostle Peter. Let the prayers of Pope Leo the Great keep us faithful to Your truth and secure in Your peace.

      For today's Feast of Pope Saint Leo the Great and tomorrow's liturgy for the Feast of Saint Martin of Tours, see DAILY LITURGY
The DAILY WORD
Taken from the Gospel for Friday's Mass

"And the Master commended the unjust steward, in that he had acted prudently; for the children of this world, in relation to their own generation, are more prudent than the children of the light."

Luke 16: 8
Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope Paul III   Today is the 451st anniversary of the death of Pope Paul III. It was this 220th successor of Peter who called the landmark Council of Trent, also known as the 19th Ecumenical Council. In addition, to combat the counterculture against Catholicism in the aftermath of the Reformation, he gave official approval to the Company of the Society of Jesus founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola. The Jesuits would come to play an important role in the counter-reformation measures decreed at Trent. Paul III also was a great patron of the arts and culture and rewarded the great master Michelangelo with the recognition as the permanent and foremost architect of St. Peter's Basilica as long as it stood. Elected on November 3, 1534 in the ashes of cinders created by the mass exodus of many rebellious Catholics, he began the road to recovery during his fifteen year reign which lasted one week past 15 years. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES


Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenEarly fallacies can confuse later realities

   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".

    "Many parents today are encouraging their children to believe that they are the 'smartest kids in schools'; that nothing they do is wrong; that if they had the opportunity to be on television like some of those other 'lucky kids,' they would be a thousand times better. The result is that when they grow up they are full of false fantasies about their presumed superiority. If they do not succeed in business, later on, it is because someone was 'prejudiced' or 'jealous' of them; if they become painters and anyone criticizes their work, they go into a rage; their best friends are those who tolerate them, while they have nothing but disdain for those who do not flatter and praise them. Their fantasy is taken for reality; the false for the true."

   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.

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


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    1 FRIDAY     no. 227
    November 10
    Feast of Pope
    Saint Leo the Great
    2 SATURDAY     no. 228
    November 11
    Feast of Saint
    Martin of Tours

    3 SUNDAY     no. 229
    November 12
    32nd SUNDAY
    in Ordinary Time

    4 MONDAY     no. 230
    November 13
    Feast of Saint
    Frances Xavier Cabrini

    5 TUESDAY     no. 231
    November 14
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 232
    November 15
    Feast of Saint
    Albert the Great

    7 THURSDAY     no. 233
    November 16
    Weekday/Saint Margaret
    Saint Gertrude

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