November 9, 2000
Feast of the
Dedication of
the Lateran Basilica

volume 11, no. 226
November 9, 2000

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Appreciation for the Fourth Commandment of God
    Honor thy Father and thy Mother
    Today we continue our series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We present the second part on the Fourth Commandment as explained in My Catholic Faith. The Ten Commandments are the foundation of our moral code set down by God and the Fourth Commandment - "Honor thy Father and thy Mother" emphasizes the need for obedience to the authority which God has established through His creation of the family. Today, especially, we are inundated by the world, the flesh and the devil's disrespect for authority and the rightful authority of the parents over the children. Society has undermined the institution of marriage and the foundation of the family which is greatly threatened by the culture of death. Only through the solid foundation of the family in building and preserving the culture of life can there be hope for mankind. For the 204th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

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      First Reading: Ezekiel 47: 1-2, 8-9, 12
      Psalms: Psalm 84:
      Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 3: 9-11, 16-17
      Gospel Reading: John 2: 13-22

    Feast of the Dedication of Saint John Lateran Basilica in Rome

       God our Father, from living stones, Your chosen people, You built an eternal temple to Your glory. Increase the spiritual gifts You have given to Your Church, so that Your faithful people may continue to grow into the new and eternal Jerusalem.

            Taken from the Opening Prayer for today's Mass

      For today's and tomorrow's liturgy for the Feast of Pope Saint Leo the Great, see DAILY LITURGY

    Taken from the Gospel for Thursday's Mass

    "'Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise it up.' The Jews therefore said, 'Forty-six years has this temple been in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days?' But He was speaking of the temple of His body. When, accordingly, He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken."

    John 2: 19-22

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Blessed Sister Catherine McCauley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy Sister Mary Lucy who spent many years as a Sister of Mercy   Today is the 159th anniversary of the death of Sister Catherine McCauley in 1841. Ten years before her death she founded the Sisters of Mercy, still the largest English-speaking teaching order of nuns in the world, though since Vatican II vocations have dropped off drastically and many within the Order have gone modern, the ideal still remains and is embodied in the role model of several outstanding sisters today such as Sister Mary Lucy Astuto. Sister McCauley was declared venerable by Pope John Paul II in 1990. She was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1778 and in 1818 inherited a fortune and spent it all on helping the poor and impoverished children. She was 63-years old when she died. For time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenWe can't educate our kids soon enough!

       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".

      "An educator was once asked by a mother of a child of five years of age, at what age she should begin educating her child. His answer was that 'it is already five years too late.' This may be an exaggeration, but the best informed opinions are that the two ages which are most important in the education of the young are the ages between three and four for psychological development, and the beginning of the 'teens' for ethical development."

       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
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