November 19, 2000
Continue to Pray for the Sanctity of Life

volume 11, no. 236
November 19, 2000

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Unity with our separated Brethren is desired, but can't be complete without unity in the Holy Eucharist
    Pope John Paul II reminds the faithful that the Holy Eucharist is the key to bringing those not in union with the Church back into the fold. While willing to bend on some liturgical points, the Church cannot compromise on doctrine and the sacraments.

        "I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband"
        (Apocalypse/Revelation 21: 2)
        This past Wednesday His Holiness John Paul II continued his catechesis on the Holy Eucharist, this time focusing on the great void at the Altar because other Christian sects are not in union with Rome and cannot share in the oneness that Christ wills for His children. He reaffirmed the importance of Christian unity during the Jubilee Year and stressed that we have much more in common than differences in respect to theology and catechetics. The Pope shared how wonderful it would be for others to also share the sacramental benefits of the Church and prays for that to eventually be a reality. He reminded all of the two disciples walking with Jesus on the way to Emmaus and how they returned. While he encourages dialogue and exceptions of partaking in the Liturgy of the Word, he laments that our separated brethren cannot participate fully in the Liturgy of the Eucharist for it is the Eucharist Which unifies all in the Mystical Body of Christ. He urges those not in union with the Church and who truly want unity to understand the infallible nature of the Sacrament and come into union in doctrine as well. For the Holy Father's Wednesday General Papal Address, see THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS


    First Reading: Daniel 12: 1-3
    Psalms: Psalm 16: 5, 8-11
    Second Reading: Hebrews 10: 11-14
    Gospel Reading: Mark 13: 24-32
    For today's 33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME and tomorrow's liturgy, see DAILY LITURGY
Taken from the Gospel for Sunday's Mass

"Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all these things have been accomplished. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away."

Mark 13: 30-31

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    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Paul III    Today is the 456th anniversary of the day in 1544 when Pope Paul III officially called for the landmark 19th Ecumenical Council in the Tridentine mountain village in the remote regions of northern Italy. Because of its location it was forever remembered as the Council of Trent and lasted until 1563 in which it condemned Protestantism, enacted reforms and launched the Counter Reformation. To read more of what happened today in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenWords are cheap when there is no conviction behind them

       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".

      "Whenever we set out to give 'good example,' we generally do not give it. The best example is given when we are off duty and are not acting 'professionally,' such as the minister or rabbi or priest when he comes down from his pulpit, the womanizer after he has finished his discourse on the 'necessity of recognizing the rights of women,' the politician when he has finished his television oration on 'my profound interest in social justice and my love of the common good.' When Peter told Our Lord that though others failed Him, he would never fail, the Savior retorted that within twenty-four hours Peter would deny that he even knew Him. What we say is less important in the way of influence than what we do."

       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
    1 FRIDAY     no. 234
    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
    Ordinary Time

    5 TUESDAY     no. 238
    November 21

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

    7 THURSDAY     no. 240
    November 23
    /St. Clement/ Bl. Miguel Pro/ St. Columban

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