November 11, 2000
Feast of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop Saint Martin of Tours
volume 11, no. 228
November 11, 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!
"...now they are no longer two, but one flesh" Matthew 19: 6

    Unsurmountable Mountains can be built out of the smallest molehills if husband and wife do not, in harmony with God, constantly survey their love
    The smallest fault can grow into an addiction that can strangle a manicured lawn of a good marriage if not eradicated!
    The Keys to Reestablishing the Sanctity of Life through the Charism of Conjugal Love
    Cyndi CainMichael Cain   After introducing this special series on the weekend of the special Jubilee of Families held October 13-14 in Rome, we continue today with the fourth lesson Being On Guard Against the Addictive Weeds of Destruction in which we examine the sixth "a" - addiction. Though it is the least of the six evils, it can be the most dangerous because it is overlooked. Because of that it can be compared to a harmful weed that, if not tended to, multiplies and eventually slowly, but surely strangles a marriage, like a deadly vineweed that wraps itself around either the husband or wife and can choke the love of the marriage, extinguish the flame of love. Before that fateful event happens, it's time to call on the great Eternal Exterminator to separate the wheat of marital love from the chaff of addictions. Tending to the marital garden is not easy work, it takes hard work, often times getting down in the dirt to clean out these suffocating weeds. That is the only way a couple can cultivate their marriage and allow for the growth of a new springtime of love - pure, Conjugal Love. This sensitive and enlightening series is co-written by Michael and Cyndi Cain, who share what the Holy Spirit has inspired them to write including intimate, chasteful revelations of their own lives that have helped elevate their Conjugal Love. The entire concept unlocks the keys to reestablishing the Sanctity of Life through the Charism of Conjugal Love and, through one couple at a time, like a ripple that extends ever outward, we can change the world and eradicate the culture of death. This series will run in each Saturday issue. For the fourth lesson, see AT ONE WITH GOD series on Conjugal Love

Saint Martin of Tours


Feast of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop
    First Reading: Philippians 4: 10-19
    Psalms: Psalm 112: 1-2, 5-6, 8-9
    Gospel Reading: Luke 16: 9-15
    It is truly right and just, our duty and a source of salvation, to give You thanks, omnipotent and eternal God, and to praise Your for the holy life of Bishop Martin, who was a glorious disciple of Christ Your Son. With ardent longing he prepared for baptism and already knew how to show his love for the poor with exemplary generosity. Abandoning the uncertain honors of military life, he put himself at the service of the King of the universe by monastic profession. And when in Your benevolence You willed that he be a shepherd of Your flock, his zeal for the true faith and his love for Your Church made him a shining example for all and a model of every form of justice.

    Taken from the Preface for the Mass honoring Saint Martin of Tours

      For today's Feast of Saint Martin of Tours and tomorrow's Sunday Liturgy for the 32nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, see DAILY LITURGY

Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass

"No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will stand by the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

Luke 16: 13

Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope Saint Silverius    Today is the 1,463rd anniversary of the death on this day in 537 of the 58th successor in the line of Peter His Holiness Pope Saint Silverius. He died a martyr for the Church, having been exiled by the captain of the Byzantine Empire battalion under the Emperor Justinian who had conquered Rome during the time Silverius sat on the papal throne. Justinian demanded that Silverius renounce his pontificate and the Pope refused. Therefore he was exiled to the island of Ponza where he was executed. He had been elevated to the throne of Peter on June 1, 536. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

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    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenSome reject greatness to remain in their own comfort zone

       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".

      "Those who are pampered during youth thus retain a delusion of grandeur during life and are very subject to physical and mental breakdowns. The breakdown is psychologically induced, though they are very unconscious of it. The breakdown is for the preservation of fantasy. Some will develop muscular pains and sickness in order to avoid the test of their greatness. Then they can say, 'If it were not for being bedridden, I would have written the best novel of the day.' The bubble of his fantasy would be pricked, if he had to abandon the pretense of being so great. So he stays sick to prevent the test."

       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

    The Gospa's message for October Monthly Medjugorje Message for October

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    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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