November 18, 2000
Weekday in Ordinary Time
Feasts of the
Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul in Rome
and Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne and
Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday
Feast of the Dedication of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome Feast of the Dedication of Saint Paul's Basilica Outside-the-Walls Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday - this beautiful original painting copyrighted by Matthew Brooks, used with his permission

volume 11, no. 235
November 18, 2000
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"...now they are no longer two, but one flesh" Matthew 19: 6

    While many consider Marriage a state of give and take, to truly get all the graces you can out of this Holy Sacrament it takes total giving!

    When couples beam at each other, care should be taken to make sure there is not a beam in their eye!
    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 fifth lesson Nobody's Perfect in which we point out how husband and wife can so easily fall into the trap of seeing the speck in their spouse's eye and fail to realize the huge beam in their own. It is this rush to judgment that can deteriorate a marriage, make one think of self rather than one's spouse; me instead of us. As we examined last week in eradicating addictions, looking for faults can create a greater fault - as in a chasm between the couple. When they are one, satan cannot drive a wedge between one. 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 fifth lesson, see AT ONE WITH GOD series on Conjugal Love


    First Reading: 3 John 5: 8
    Psalms: Psalm 112: 1-6
    Gospel Reading: Luke 18: 1-8
Feast of the Dedication of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome Feast of the Dedication of Saint Paul's Basilica Outside-the-Walls
Feast of the Dedication of the Roman Basilicas of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls

   Lord, give Your Church the protection of the Apostles. From them it first received the faith of Christ. May they help Your Church to grow in Your grace until the end of time.
        Taken from the Opening Prayer for today's Mass honoring the Dedication of Sts. Peter and Paul Basilicas in Rome
Feast of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne Virgin, Religious and Missionary

   Gracious God, You filled the heart of Philippine Duchesne with charity and missionary zeal, and have her the desire to make You known to all peoples. Fill us who honor her memory today with that same love and zeal to extend Your kingdom to the ends of the earth.
        Taken from the Opening Prayer for today's Mass honoring Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday

       All loving God, You created the human family as a reflection of Your Own Divine Life so that Your creation might share in Your happiness. Hear our prayer for Your daughters who await the birth of their children. They have cooperated with You in giving life. Assist them now as they prepare to give birth to the children in their womb. May Mary be their guide and support, calming fears and strengthening their love. May Your daughters be filled with Your peace and blessing so that they may bring their children into this world safely and in good health to the praise and glory of Your name. Amen.

Taken from the Prayer Prayer for Expectant Mothers from the book "Prayers for the New Millennium."

    For today's Weekday liturgy and the other feasts of the day and tomorrow's liturgy for the 33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, see DAILY LITURGY

Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass

"Hear what the unjust says; and will not God avenge His elect, who cry to Him day and night? And will He be slow to act in their case? I tell you that He will avenge them quickly. Yet, when the Son of Man comes, will He find, do you think, faith on the earth?"

Luke 18: 6-8

Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope Innocent III    Today is the 790th anniversary in 1210 when the youthful Pope Innocent III officially excommunicated Emperor Otto IV of Germany because of his interference over the investiture issue, his failure to obey the Pope's directives, and his disregard for human life by invading southern Italy and Sicily. It signaled a turning point in a power struggle between the Sovereign Pontiff and sovereigns of secular nations though the struggle would ensue for several more centuries For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

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      "Influences are of two kinds: conscious and unconscious. Conscious influence is one in which we deliberately seek to mold character or the mentality of another. This kind of influence is not always sound, it is too closely related to advertising. Almost all the great impacts on the characters of others have been made indirectly, not directly. He who starts out to 'edify' others almost always makes a fool of himself."

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

      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 the October 25th Message and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
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    2 SATURDAY     no. 235
    November 18
    / Sts. Peter & Paul Bas.
    St. Rose Duchesne/BVM

    3 SUNDAY     no. 236
    November 19
    33rd SUNDAY
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    4 MONDAY     no. 237
    November 20
    Weekday in
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    5 TUESDAY     no. 238
    November 21

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

    7 THURSDAY     no. 240
    November 23
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