October 29, 2000

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volume 11, no. 215
October 29, 2000

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  • Many are struggling with the question, I want to do God's Will but who do I vote for? See CATHOLIC PewPOINT
Pope John Paul II continues his meditations on the Eucharist during his most recent Wednesday Audience as he emphasizes how the Eucharist opens to the future of God and how this miraculous mystery of the Holy Eucharist - manna from Heaven - provides everlasting life.
    "For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes"
    (1 Corinthians 11,26).

        This past Wednesday, His Holiness John Paul II spoke to approximately 50.000 faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. He continued his meditations on the Eucharist showing us how "the communion with Christ which we are now living as pilgrims and travellers along the paths of history, anticipates that supreme encounter of the day in which 'we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is'." The Eucharist, he continued, "is an anticipation of the kingdom of God's horizon of glorious light." Recalling St. Paul, the Pope stressed that "the Eucharistic supper is associated with the final coming of the Lord: 'As often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes'." St. John, continued the Pope, when he says that whoever eats of this bread "will live for ever," gives us to understand that "eternal life" is "the same divine life that surpasses the frontiers of time." The Holy Father also added that "The Eucharist, being communion with Christ, is, therefore, participation in the life of God who is eternal and triumphs over death." The Sovereign Pontiff encouraged Christians not to neglect "this encounter, this banquet which Christ prepares for us in His love. May our sharing in it be most worthy and joyful!" For the Holy Father's Wednesday Address, see THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS


    First Reading: Jeremiah 31: 7-9
    Psalms: Psalm 126: 1-6
    Second Reading: Hebrews 5: 1-6
    Gospel Reading: Mark 10: 46-52
Taken from the Gospel for Sunday's Mass

"For everyone shall be salted with fire and every victim shall be salted. Salt is good; but if the salt becomes insipid, what shall you season it with? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."

Mark 10: 48-49

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    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Jesus appeared to Saint Benvenuta    Today is the 708th anniversary of the death of a little known saint called Saint Benvenuta of Cividale. She was a young religious virgin who is purported to have received a vision from the Child Jesus as a young boy, consoling Benvenuta as she wept before the Most Blessed Sacrament after the death of her earthly mother. Our Lord assured her that she would always have a mother, specifically her Heavenly Mother - His Blessed Mother Mary if she continued to pray the Prayer of Our Lady - the Hail Mary. She said 'Yes' and when she began, at the words "thy womb Jesus" He revealed Who He was to her and then the vision vanished. From that point on in her life she remained faithful to Him and Our Lady. She died on this date at the relatively young age of 38. To read more of what happened today in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThe Greatness of God is so often forgotten

       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 which gives preference to others is not very popular today, principally because men have forgotten the Greatness of God. By expanding our puny little self to the infinite, we have made the true Infinity of God seem trivial. The less knowledge we have of anything the more insignificant it seems."
      Today begins a nine-day Countdown Novena to the Election! Your prayers are vital! We recommend at least a decade a day and a Chaplet of Divine Mercy. If you can say a Rosary a day in hopes of a miracle that America can return to God through this election, that's even better! It's between you and God. Remember, nothing is impossible with Him!
    9 DAYS
    to Defend Life
    and pray that there will be
    No more Blood and Gore!!

       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 immorality, sodomy, perjury, etc. We refer you to our HOMEPORT ENTRY PAGE where you will find a typograph of a chalice, a chalice overflowing with the innocent blood of the aborted babies nearing 40 to 50 million. Enough is enough! The story and our purpose is outlined in this typograph and for more information and why we will not give up, see DEFEND LIFE Pray and urge others to VOTE FOR LIFE!

    Pro-Life Infonet and Priests For Life and People of Life 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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