October 27, 2000
Feast of Saint Martin de Porres Weekday in
Ordinary Time

Feast of
Saint Martin de Porres
Religious and Mystic

volume 11, no. 220
November 3, 2000

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  • "D" Day is 4 days away. We urge you to put your vote where your heart is and vote for life! See CATHOLIC PewPOINT

  • For those still struggling with who would be best for America, we invite you to read George W. Bush's personal testimony to Christ at My Conversion of Heart. Sadly, Al Gore couldn't be bothered to provide his Christian witness.
  • His Excellency the late Archbishop Daniel Sheehan
    A holy and wise man in every sense of the word is fondly remembered as the meek and humble Good Shepherd of Omaha

    Sister Mary Lucy Astuto   In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto affectionately remembers a good bishop, her own shepherd Archbishop Daniel E. Sheehan who passed away October 24th with a brain tumor. He faithfully served Sister's diocese from August 8, 1969, when Pope Paul VI appointed him the seventh bishop of the great plains See, until his retirement on May 4, 1993, when Pope John Paul II selected Archbishop Elden Curtiss to succeed him. She shares her personal experiences with this man who some critics claimed was too meek and mild. Yet he lived the Beatitudes and for his dedication and fidelity, he can be numbered among those Christ spoke of in Matthew 5: 4, 7-8 "Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth...Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God." For her column, entitled A Gentle Shepherd see GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

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      First Reading: Philippians 1: 1-11
      Psalms: Psalm 111: 1-6
      Gospel Reading: Luke 14: 1-6

    St. Martin de Porres

    Feast of Saint Martin de Porres, Religious and Mystic

         Lord, You led Martin de Porres by a life of humility to eternal glory. May we follow his example and be exalted with him in the kingdom of Heaven.

        For today's Feast of Saint Martin de Porres and tomorrow's liturgy for the Feast of Saint Charles Borromeo, see DAILY LITURGY
    Taken from the Gospel for Friday's Mass

    "And Jesus asked the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, 'Is it lawful to cure on the Sabbath?' But they remained silent. And He took and healed him and let him go. Then addressing them, He said, 'Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a pit, and will not immediately draw him up on the Sabbath?' And they could give Him no answer to these things."

    Luke 14: 3-6

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    St. Malachy St. Malachy unified the Irish Clergy and enhanced the Faith in Irelandpredicted all the Popes from Celestine II  Celestine II To John Paul II To

    St. Malachy was the Church's first Irish born saint   Today is the 852nd anniversary of the death of Saint Malachy. While Saint Patrick is known as the saint of Ireland, St. Malachy is one of the greatest of Irish saints. As the Archbishop of Armagh and Down he established unification of the Irish clergy and performed countless miracles. He was a good friend of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux whose order he wanted to join as a contemplative monk, but Pope Innocent II would not release him from his See since he was so integral to the growth of the Faith in Ireland. It was to this same Pontiff that St. Malachy presented his famous "Prophecies of the Popes" revelation in which each Roman Pontiff from Celestine II to our present Holy Father was foretold in this special, yet controversial prophecy. Though he is remembered for his prophetic visions, it is his obedience and devotion to converting souls that he should be remembered for. He was canonized by Pope Innocent III in 1190. It was the first formal canonization by a Pope of an Irish saint. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenBlessed are the merciful!

       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".

      "Humility as it relates to others is a golden mean between blind reverence on the one hand and an overbearing insolence on the other. Humble people are not rigid exacters of things to which they have no undoubted right; they are always ready to overlook faults of others knowing that they have so many themselves. Neither are they greatly provoked at those slights which put vain persons out of patience, knowing that as we show mercy to others so shall we receive mercy from God."
    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' October Message and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
    1 FRIDAY     no. 220
    November 3
    St. Martin de Porres
    2 SATURDAY     no. 221
    November 4
    Feast of Saint
    Charles Borromeo

    3 SUNDAY     no. 222
    November 5
    31st SUNDAY
    in Ordinary Time

    4 MONDAY     no. 223
    November 6
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    5 TUESDAY     no. 224
    November 7
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 225
    November 8
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    7 THURSDAY     no. 226
    November 9
    Dedication of the
    Lateran Basilica

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