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volume 11, no. 198
October 12, 2000
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Appreciation for the Second Commandment of God
    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 first of a multi-part installment on the Second Commandment as explained in My Catholic Faith. The Ten Commandments are the foundation of our moral code set down by God and the Second Commandment - "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord Thy God in vain" commands us to always speak with reverence of God, of the saints, and of holy things...to honor His Holy Name. The Second Commandment entreats us to always be truthful in taking oaths and faithful to our promises and vows. For the 201st installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

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      First Reading: Galatians 3: 1-5
      Psalms: Luke 1: 69-75
      Gospel Reading: Luke 11: 5-13
    For the readings and meditations for today and tomorrow's Mass, see DAILY LITURGY.

    Taken from the Gospel for Thursday's Mass

    "And I say to you, ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; and he who seeks find. But if one of you asks his father for a loaf, will he hand him a stone? or for a fish, will he for a fish hand him a serpent? or if he asks for an egg, will he hand him a scorpion? Therefore, if you, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give the Good Spirit to those who ask Him!"

    Luke 11: 9-13

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Honorius IPope John IV    Today is the anniversary of the deaths of two seventh century Popes - Pope Honorius I in 638, and Pope John IV four years later in 642. Between them was Pope Serinus. Honorius, who ruled from October 25th 625 to this day in 638, is remembered as the Pope who established the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross on September 14th. After a two year vacancy on the Papal throne and after Severinus' brief three month papacy, the Dalmatian-born John IV was elected on December 24, 640. It was he who tried to stem the Byzantine threat, going so far as to personally ordain 28 priests and 18 bishops to be certain the true faith would be perpetuated during lean times for the Church. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenTruth travels along the narrow way

       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".

      "Truth is a narrow path; either side is an abyss. It is easy to fall either to the right or the left; it was easy to be an idealist in the nineteenth century, as it is easy to be a materialist in the twentieth century; but to avoid both abysses and walk that narrow path of truth is as thrilling as a romance."
    26 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 Our Lady's message for September and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
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