November 16, 2000
Saint Gertrude the Great Weekday in Ordinary Time

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volume 11, no. 233
November 16, 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!
Appreciation for the Fourth Commandment of God
    Honor thy Father and thy Mother
    Today we continue our series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We present the second part on the Fourth Commandment as explained in My Catholic Faith. The Ten Commandments are the foundation of our moral code set down by God and the Fourth Commandment - "Honor thy Father and thy Mother" emphasizes the need for obedience to the authority which God has established through His creation of the family. Today, especially, we are inundated by the world, the flesh and the devil's disrespect for authority and the rightful authority of the parents over the children. Society has undermined the institution of marriage and the foundation of the family which is greatly threatened by the culture of death. Only through the solid foundation of the family in building and preserving the culture of life can there be hope for mankind. Just as children must be obedient to their parents, there is also a responsibility of the parents, in obedience to God, to carry out their duties caretakers of the precious lives they have been entrusted with. For the 205th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

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      First Reading: Philemon 7: 20
      Psalms: Psalm 146: 7-10
      Gospel Reading: Luke 17: 20-25
    Feast of Saint Margaret of Scotland

       Lord, You gave St. Margaret of Scotland a special love for the poor. Let her example and prayers help us to become a living sign of Your goodness.
          Taken from the Opening Prayer for today's Mass honoring St. Margaret
    Feast of Saint Gertrude the Great

       Father, You filled the heart of St. Gertrude with the presence of Your love. Bring light into our darkness and let us experience the joy of Your presence and the power of Your grace.
          Taken from the Opening Prayer for today's Mass honoring St. Gertrude the Great

    For today's Weekday liturgy, the Feasts of Saint Margaret of Scotland and Saint Gertrude the Great and tomorrow's liturgy honoring Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, see DAILY LITURGY

    Taken from the Gospel for Thursday's Mass

    "But He said to the disciples, 'The days will come when you will long to see one day of the Son of Man and will not see it. And they will say to you, 'Behold, here He is; behold, there He is.' Do not go, nor follow after them. For as the lightning when it lightens flashes from one end of the sky to the other, so will the Son of Man be in His day. But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.'"

    Luke 17: 22-25

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    El Salvador   Today is the 11th anniversary of the martyrdom of six Jesuit missionary priests who were gunned down by El Salvadoran soldiers during a bloody coup in Central America. It was the beginning of a decade that would see more priests, religious and Catholic laity martyred for their Faith than any other time in modern history. These events were not only part of the prophecies of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Rue de Bac, Lourdes, La Salette and Fatima as well as Garabandal, Akita and Medjugorje. The revelation of the Third Secret of Fatima also bears out that the 20th Century was the century of Christian martyrdom. For time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenTwo sides to Democracy

       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 growth of democracy has done much to do away with false social snobbishness and to keep men humble in their external relations. But it has also, from another point of view, weakened the respect for Goodness and Truth, inasmuch as the masses of people are generally inclined to equate morality with the general level of society at any given moment."

       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 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 Our Lady's message for October and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
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