DAILY CATHOLIC for 

October 17, 2000
Feast of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

RESPECT LIFE MONTH

TUESDAY
volume 11, no. 203
October 17, 2000

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The aria is unfinished, the notes are being wasted, the melody of Christ's love has gone flat because we have forgotten Him, forgotten His words, and, most of all forgotten how to love as He asks!

Christ commanded us to love one anotherThere can be no symphony, only a cacaphony of noise if we do not meld our hearts to GodCold hearts freeze God out of their livesBroken hearts won't allow God to mend themHearts need to trust in God Who is all-loving

Without realizing it we have played right into the hands of satan by empowering our children, empowering the media, empowering the abortuaries, empowering the lust mills, empowering the militant homosexual contingent, empowering the legions of the devil's disciples by our sins of omission!

Symphony of SufferingCyndi Cain    In her fourteenth installment, Cyndi Cain is moved to caution all as to how we've let down our part of the bargain, so to speak, with the Communion of Saints. Society, over the last forty years or so, has become satan's pawn now more than ever. Cyndi illustrates how long gone are the days where roles were defined simply, as God defines the role of man and woman. Long gone are the days when "children were to be seen and not heard!" Today, it's the child that is always heard, and the parent is somehow, inexplicably found to be the one in trouble because how dare we deny our child anything!" She explains how our sins of omission have become the conscience of today, and that is to say a conscience, individual as well as collective, that is distorted by satan, who has provoked these sins of omission to run rampant. Abortion and homosexuality have become the norm because of our sin of omission. Hollywood and Madison Avenue control our kids because of our sin of omission. But all is not lost as Cyndi, through the grace of the Holy Spirit shares ways we can take back our values and virtues. It's not easy, it will take a long time. But we need to start now, first in prayer, then in firm action as we climb the rungs of right and reason by allowing God back into our lives, by giving ourselves to Him and taking back our families and family values...society be damned. They will be if they continue on the path to hell and we wouldn't think anyone with any sense wants to be on that course. Therefore, you will find her article this week very interesting, enlightening and encouraging. For her column, Why have we omitted the sins of omission? , see SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING.



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      TUESDAY'S
      LITURGY
      :


      First Reading: Galatians 5: 1-6
      Psalms: Psalm 119: 41, 43-45, 47-48
      Gospel Reading: Luke 11: 37-41

    Feast of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

      Behold our weakness, almighty God; and since the weight of our misdeeds is heavy upon us, grant that the glorious intercession of Blessed Ignatius, Thy Martyr and Bishop, may be our protection. Through Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth, world without end. Amen.
    Taken from My Daily Prayer collection of prayers.

    For the profile on St. Ignatius and tomorrow's Feast of the Evangelist SAINT LUKE, see

    The DAILY WORD
    Taken from the Gospel for Tuesday's Mass

    "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but within you are full of robbery and wickedness. Foolish ones! did not He Who made the outside make the inside too? Nevertheless, give that which remains as alms; and behold, all things are clean to you."

    Luke 11: 39-41

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope John Paul IThe Smiling Pope - Photo from Dr. M.A. Tierney    Today is the 88th anniversary of the birth of Albino Luciani at Canale d'Agordo near Belluno, Italy in 1912. He would answer the call to the priesthood and rise through the ranks to the episcopate and, on August 26th be chosen by his peers as the 263rd successor of Peter, following the death of Pope Paul VI. In honor of his predecessor and Blessed Pope John XXIII, who made him a bishop, Cardinal Luciano chose the name Pope John Paul I. Extremely outgoing and happy, he was called the "Smiling Pope." But before he could establish any kind of tone for his pontificate, he died on September 28, 1978. It could truly be called a Godincidence that his short papacy lasted only 33 days, the same number of years Our Lord lived. Official reports say he died of a heart attack while reading in bed; unofficial reports suspect subterfuge and a conspiracy ending in murder. We may never know, but we do know that his passing opened the door for one of the greatest Sovereign Pontiffs ever - His Holiness John Paul II, who celebrated the anniversary of his 22nd year as Vicar of Christ yesterday. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    For more on Pope John Paul I, we strongly recommend Cause for his beatification and Biography and Highlights of the Brief Papacy of the Smiling Pope


    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenMorality and Decency Foster Peace

       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".

      " The more morality and decency and virtue there are in the world, the more peace there will be in the world. Wars are consequences of a moral rebellion. The Scriptures boldly affirm that war is the result of egotism and selfishness. When civilization is made up of millions of men and women who are at war with themselves, it is not long until communities, classes, states and nations will be at war with one another. Every world war is a turbulent ocean made up of the confluent streams of millions of little wars inside the minds and hearts of unhappy people. War is the final logic of self-will."
    21 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
    1 FRIDAY     no. 199
    October 13
    Weekday/ OUR
    LADY OF FATIMA

    2 SATURDAY     no. 200
    October 14
    Weekday/Pope Saint
    Callixtus I
    /
    BVM on Sat
    3 SUNDAY     no. 201
    October 15
    28th SUNDAY
    St. Teresa of Avila
    4 MONDAY     no. 202
    October 16
    Weekday/St. Hedwig and
    St. M. Mary Alacoque

    5 TUESDAY     no. 203
    October 17
    Saint Ignatius of
    Antioch
    , Bishop

    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 204
    October 18
    SAINT LUKE
    Evangelist

    7 THURSDAY     no. 205
    October 19
    Feast of North American Martyrs

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