November 17, 2000
Feast of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Feast of
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
Wife, Mother and Religious

volume 11, no. 234
November 17, 2000

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Al Gore continues to travel the low road. It is a road no one in their right mind - no loyal Catholic - wants to go, for it is a dead end, a very, very dead end!
Sister Mary Lucy Astuto   In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto turns her attention to what everyone else in America is fixated on: the quagmire that has resulted after the elections as both sides continue to wrassle in the mud of mayhem and legal lingo. Sister points out that Al Gore's track record is such that no one should be surprised by his tactics in the aftermath of this gridlocked election. After all, she reminds us, he has had a master teacher in deceit and perjury, in twisting moral values and circumventing laws: Bill Clinton. She pleads with all Catholics to abandon the road Gore is traveling and stop at this moment on whatever roadside we are on and drop to our knees in prayer! That is the only way the fog of confusion and hopelessness will be lifted and allow more souls to see clearly where Gore and his culture of death convoy are leading us. It is a road we don't want to travel. For her column, entitled We've been down this road before! see GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


    First Reading: 2 John 4-9
    Psalms: Psalm 119: 1-2, 10-11, 17-18
    Gospel Reading: Luke 17: 26-37
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
Feast of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
Wife, Mother and Religious

        Father, You helped Elizabeth of Hungary to recognize and honor Christ in the poor of this world. Let her prayers help us to serve our brothers and sisters in time of trouble and need.

      For today's Feast of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary and tomorrow's liturgy for the Feasts of the Dedication of the Basilcas of Saints Peter and Paul in Rome as well as the Feast of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne and the Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, see DAILY LITURGY
Taken from the Gospel for Friday's Mass

"Whoever tries to save his life will lose it; and whoever loses it will preserve it. I say to you on that night ehre will be two on one bed; one will be taken, and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together; one will be taken, and the other will be left. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken, and the other will be left."

Luke 17: 33-35

Events that happened Today in Church History

Abbey of Saint Hugh of LincolnSt. Hugh was a great friend of the Jewish peopleAbraham Lincoln   Today is the 800th anniversary of the death of Saint Hugh of Lincoln in the year 1200 in London, England. Long before Abraham Lincoln came along there was another who exhibited the same character, the same principles and the same virtues of upholding the rights of a people greatly persecuted. That was St. Hugh of Lincoln who was not only the abbot of the first Carthusian abbey in England, but also the Bishop of the Diocese of Lincoln during a time of great political upheaval during the era of the Plantagenet kings. This was a time when intrigue and prejudices were running amok. There was great persecution against the Jews living in the British Isles and it was St. Hugh who came to their defense in much the same manner Pope Pius XII helped the Jews in clandestinely providing all he could in shelter, visas, and other influences without the Third Reich's knowledge. For him to have spoken out strongly would have imperiled the Vatican to the point where Pius and the Church would not have been able to do anything and put even more Jews and Catholics in danger. So also St. Hugh who passed away at the age of 80 greatly reverred by the Jewish people. In fact he died while at the Old Temple in London and the Jewish people mourned his passing. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThe canvas of memories is filled by the brushstroke of our actions

   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".

    "With some measure of pessimism, Shakespeare makes one of his characters say: 'The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones" (Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene ii, Line 79). More hopeful was the poet who wrote: 'Full lasting is the song, though he the singer passes' (George Meredith, The Thrush in February, st. 17). Both, however, are in agreement on the importance of influence, either for evil or for good. Some can look back and fix the day when a good influence began and say with Dante: 'In that part of the book of my memory, before which is little that can be read, there is a rubric, saying 'The new life begins.'' " (La Vita Nuova, tr. by Dante Gabriel Rossetti). In the gallery of memory, some portrait is hanging to which one can acknowledge a debt of formation, or a fresh vision of life."

   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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    November 17
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary
    Wife, Mother and Religious
    2 SATURDAY     no. 235
    November 18
    / Sts. Peter & Paul Bas.
    St. Rose Duchesne/BVM

    3 SUNDAY     no. 236
    November 19
    33rd SUNDAY
    in Ordinary Time

    4 MONDAY     no. 237
    November 20
    Weekday in
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    November 21

    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 239
    November 22
    Saint Cecilia
    Virgin and Martyr

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    November 23
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