October 10, 2000
Weekday in Ordinary Time

volume 11, no. 196
October 10, 2000
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Christ asks us to love Him and obey His commandments "Will you also walk away?"
Why have we wandered so far away from Him. What has happened to our values, to our families? Just as in the Old Testament, when we ignore Our Lord, we pay the price. Like the prodigal son, let us all return to Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament and place our total trust in Him. All others have failed. Only He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Symphony of SufferingCyndi Cain    In her thirteenth installment, Cyndi Cain shares more vignettes of her illumination of her soul and what she received in prayer. This week she continues with the same vein begun last week regarding our responsibility before God in sheltering ourselves and those we are responsible for from the trivial lairs of trivia pursuit, where these inane appetites for the absurd, the different, leave us hungry and thirsting for more. But do we really want to pursue this course? Can we actually think our worldly actions won't weaken our contribution to the Mystical Body of Christ? But that thirst can be quenched so easily by returning like the prodigal son and rejoicing with Christ and His Mystical Body, spending quality time with Him in the Tabernacle and in adoration. There we will discover in the inner depths of our heart and soul that it's not about keeping up with the Jones that counts, but keeping up with the Word Who gives us life for He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Without Him we are totally lost and so are those who depend on us. For her column, Do we really want to undermine the Mystical Body of Christ? , see SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING.

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      First Reading: Galatians 1: 13-24
      Psalms: Psalm 139: 1-3, 13-15
      Gospel Reading: Luke 10: 38-42
    For the readings and meditations for today and tomorrow's Mass, see DAILY LITURGY

    Taken from the Gospel for Tuesday's Mass

    "Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things; and yet only one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the best part, and it will not be taken away from her."

    Luke 10: 41-42

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Saint Maximilian Kolbe - painting from kolbenet.com    Today is the 18th anniversary of the canonization of Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe. It was his fellow Pole Pope John Paul II who elevated this great priest, communicator and devotee to the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Kolbe, born in 1894, met a tragic but noble end by taking the place of a young Jewish father with a wife and children at the terrible Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. He willingly gave his life for another as Christ asked, "No greater love than to give one's life for another." This Conventual Franciscan priest founded the Militias of the Immaculate Mary, a monthly newsletter that spread rapidly, as well as founding the cities of the Immaculate Conception on the outskirts of Warsaw. John Paul pronounced that Saint Maximilian Kolbe's feast day would be celebrated universally in the Church on August 14, the day of his death and the eve of the glorious Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary to whom Saint Maximilian Kolbe dedicated his life just as our current Holy Father has dedicated his pontificate to Mary through Totus Tuus. It is interesting to note that currently, two Polish saints bookend this marvelous Pope's papacy. St. Kolbe was one of the first in the long, record-breaking number of saints John Paul II has canonized and Saint Faustina Kowalska the most recent of saints. At his canonization on this day in 1982, the Pope declared Saint Maximilian as a "Martyr of Charity." For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenTwo kinds of truth

       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".

      "There are two kinds of truth; speculative and practical. Speculative truth is the truth of knowing, such as comes to us from philosophy, mechanics, physics and chemistry. Practical truth, however, is concerned with doing and living, such as ethics and morals."
    28 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

    The Gospa's message for September Monthly Medjugorje Message for September 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 more Our Lady's message for September and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
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