November 24, 2000
Martyrs of Vietnam Feast of
Saint Andrew Dung-Lac
and companion martyrs

volume 11, no. 241
November 24, 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   Because of unforeseen and unfortunate problems between Network Solutions and our IP Server, many were not able to access Sister Mary Lucy Astuto's column last week. Therefore we bring it to you again as she 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: Apocalypse/Revelation 10: 8-11
    Psalms: Psalm 119: 14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
    Gospel Reading: Luke 19: 45-48
Vietnamese martyrsFeast of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and Companion Martyrs

        O God, Source and Origin of all fatherhood, You kept the blessed marytrs Andrew and his companions faithful to the cross of Your Son even to the shedding of their blood. Through their intercession enable us to spread Your love among our brothers and sisters, that we may be called and may truly be Your children.

      Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass honoring today's Martyrs
    For today's Feast of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and Companion Martyrs and tomorrow's Weekday Liturgy and Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, see DAILY LITURGY
Taken from the Gospel for Friday's Mass

"And He entered the temple, and began to cast out those who were selling and buying in it, saying to them, "It is written, My house is a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.'"

Luke 19: 45-46

Events that happened Today in Church History

San Diego de Alcala - first of 21 California missions founded by Blessed Padre Junipero Serra who was born 285 years ago today     Today is the 287th anniversary of the birth of the Franciscan missionary priest Blessed Junipero Serra in 1713 in Petra on the Island of Majorca during the pontificate of Pope Clement XI. Junipero would join the Franciscans in 1730 and, following the Will of God, travel to the west coast of America where he would establish 21 missions along the coast, all still in existence today with the first being built at San Diego de Alcala in Mission Valley. He died on August 28, 1784 at the age of 71 in Monterey, California. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenIf you want freedom, exercise your free will as God wills

   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".

    "People talk most about their health when they are sick, and most about liberty when they are in danger of losing it. Despite all the pleas for liberty, it must be remembered that every flight from responsibility is a flight from liberty and every denial of personal guilt is also a denial of freedom."

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