November 25, 2000
Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday Weekday in Ordinary Time
Observance of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
on Saturday

volume 11, no. 242
November 25, 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. We bring this to you again because of server problems last week and for the benefit of those who didn't get the opportunity to read it. In Lesson Five we point out how both the 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

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    Artwork 'I Knew You' by Shannon Wirrenga, Bismarck, ND, c 1998. All rights reserved
    Artwork "I Knew You" by Shannon Wirrenga, Bismarck, ND. c 1998. All rights reserved

       We are grateful to the artist Shannon Wirrenga (701-255-7312) for permission to use the phenomenal and touching original painting above of Jesus smiling at a newborn babe full of life, a life that He allows. It is appropriately titled "I Knew You," taken from Jeremiah 1: 5. No entity, matter or energy can exist without God and He alone gives and takes life. Life is the most precious gift we have been given. That is why we dedicate this section to the Sanctity of Life for so few realize the treasures it holds from conception to the grave.

        Because the Pro-Life movement is so important to all Catholics, we are also very pleased to announce our association with PRO-LIFE COMMUNICATIONS, a telecommunications firm owned and operated by Joseph and Jane Dalton of St. Charles, Missouri. They are both devoted, staunch Catholics who have dedicated their lives to the Pro-Life cause for the sake of His little ones. We can't endorse their company and benefits enough. In addition, when you abandon AT&T, MCI, Sprint and all those others who contribute to abortion causes, you will not only be receiving better rates and people you can actually talk to rather than the ol' runaround, but for every person who signs up Pro-Life Communications will donate 100% of the net profits to help keep the DAILY CATHOLIC on line. It's a win-win-win situation that God richly blesses. It is not only a necessity to continue this ministry, but it's a necessity that every reader has the peace of mind of being with a phone company that is truly Pro-Life. We pray everyone will realize the need to make this commitment to help eradicate the culture of death.

        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


    First Reading: Apocalypse/Revelation 11: 4-12
    Psalms: Psalm 144: 1-2, 9-10
    Gospel Reading: Luke 20: 27-40
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 Solemnity of CHRIST THE KING, see DAILY LITURGY

Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass

"For neither shall they be able to die any more, for they are equal to angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. But that the dead rise, even Moses showed in the passage about the Bush, when he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to Him."

Luke 20: 36-38

Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope Urban III Pope Nicholas III    Today is the anniversary of the election of two Popes. It is the 815th anniversary of the elevation of Cardinal Umberto Crivelli, the prelate who had planned the "Lombard League," as the 172nd successor of Peter. He chose the name Pope Urban III. This Milan-born pontiff would serve until October 20, 1187. He was elected in Verona and there he set up his papal court. He stood up firmly against the arrogance of Frederick Barbarossa and died of sorrow when the Saracens took possession of his beloved Jerusalem. It is also the 723rd anniversary of the selection of the 188th in the line of Peter when Cardinal Giovanni Gaetano Orsini was chosen, taking the name Pope Nicholas III. His pontificate would last three years until August 22, 1280. He was the first sovereign pontiff to reside permanently in the Vatican and it was Nicholas who began laying out the famous papal gardens. He also sent missionaries to convert the Tartar kings. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

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    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenNo matter what excuses, we didn't just fall off the cabbage truck!

       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".

      "Cabbages cannot do wrong, though they have heads; calculators cannot commit sin, though they can do many things which seem to emulate human thought. Perhaps it is the very burden of responsibility which flows from free choice that makes so many human beings ready to surrener their great gift of freedom. This also explains the search for someone to whom they can commit their choice, who do their thinking for them and relieve them of the awful burden of the consequences of their free decisions. This search for someone to whom neurotic minds can commit themselves explains the comparatively facile surrender of so many to totalitarianism in our day and age."
    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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    November 24
    St. Andrew Dung-Lac
    and companion martyrs

    2 SATURDAY     no. 242
    November 25
    Weekday in Ordinary Time
    BVM on Saturday
    3 SUNDAY     no. 243
    November 26

    4 MONDAY     no. 244
    November 27
    Weekday in
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    5 TUESDAY     no. 245
    November 28
    Weekday in
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    November 29
    Weekday in
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    7 THURSDAY     no. 247
    November 30
    Apostle of the Lord

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