DAILY CATHOLIC for 

October 18, 2000
Saint Luke Feast of SAINT LUKE, Evangelist
WEDNESDAY
volume 11, no. 204
October 18, 2000
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Pro-Life Prescriptions:




"If you want equal justice for all and true freedom and lasting peace, then, America, defend life."

    Pope John Paul II

Say "No" to the
culture of death!
Satan is having a field day at the expense of so many Catholics who refuse to see what's really happening. How many realize we would have a ban on partial birth abortions today had it not been for Catholic Democratic senators voting against it? How many realize that the Catholic vote in America can bring life back to America's soul and preserve the culture of life? How many realize that will never become a reality if they allow the Democrats to stay in office? Those are the facts, folks!

Catholics can make the difference!
Say "Yes" to Life!
      In today's issue Dr. Frank Joseph speaks with incredulity at the brazenness of some Catholics who say they've already made up their mind they're going to vote for a pro-abort, i.e. pro-murder candidate. It is appropriate that on the Feast of the physician Saint Luke the evangelist and physician, Dr. Frank, a staunch pro-life doctor speaks out. In the past he has documented the medical profession's strong opposition to partial-birth abortion. Now he questions whether Catholics realize what the Church says and their responsibility as Catholics to uphold the teachings and doctrines of the Church. Many say Dr. Joseph shouldn't sit in judgment of them. He's not passing judgment on these uninformed or stubborn Catholics, rather on their lack of discernment and seeing the black and white issue of pro-life and fully realizing their moral responsibility in how they vote. Dr. Joseph, like every other Christian, has a duty before God to correct their brothers in love. If they won't listen, take it to the Church, and if they won't listen then. Let them be an anathema. They haven't listened...or should we say they refuse to listen and therefore, any Catholic who knowingly votes for a pro-abortion candidate is an anathema in God's eyes per Jesus Christ's words in Matthew 18: 17-18. Most important is the following passage in Matthew 18: 19-20 wherein Our Lord assures that "where two or three are gathered together for My sake, there am I in the midst of them." That means we need to gather together in prayer, pray for an end to abortion and depravity, and then do our part at the ballot box! For Dr. Joseph's column It's the Catholic vote that will make the difference! , see Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!
20 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


    WEDNESDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :


    First Reading: 2 Timothy 4: 10-17
    Psalms: Psalm 145: 10-13, 17-18
    Gospel Reading: Luke 10: 1-9
Saint LukeFEAST OF SAINT LUKE THE EVANGELIST

    You have willed that the mysteries of Christ Your Son, the Source of redemption and life, should be made known through the Sacred Scriptures by the work of men illumined by the Holy Spirit. Thus the words and deeds of the Savior, recorded in the immortal pages of the gospel, were consigned to the Church and became the fertile seed that throughout the centuries produces fruits of grace and glory.

    Taken from the Preface for the Mass honoring Saint Luke

For the profile on Saint Luke and tomorrow's Mass commemorating the North American Martyrs, see DAILY LITURGY

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

"The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into His harvest. Go. Behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves."

Luke 10: 2-3


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    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope John VIIPope Pius IIIPope Gregory XII    Today is the anniversary of the death of three Popes. 1,293 years ago in 707 Pope John VII, 86th successor of Peter died after a two and a half year pontificate in which he refused to consent to the ambiguous claims of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian II. The latter, in turn retaliated by massacring thousands, driving the wedge between East and West further apart. On this same day 710 years later in 1417 Pope Gregory XII passed on. This 205th in the line of Peter's pontificate was a sad time in Church history for there were three who laid claim to the Papal Throne - from Rome, from Avignon and Pisa. Gregory, not wanting further schism and assured that the Great Western Schism would end, renounced his right to being Pope during the 16th Ecumenical Council at Constance. Finally, 497 years ago in 1503 the 215th successor of Peter Pope Pius III died of gout. He served for less than two weeks. Coming into the Sacred Conclave all his peers knew he was deathly ill, still they elected him, realizing he deserved the honor and also it would give them more time to find a suitable replacement for the notorious and lascivious predecessor Alexander VI who had plummeted morale and morals to an all-time low and was one of the chief reasons why the Reformation took hold following his regime. Though Pius III at first declined, when pressed he reluctantly accepted, being so ill that he was allowed to be seated during his coronation Mass. For other events that happened this day in Church History,ee MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES


    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenWars stem from the neglect of morality!

       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".

      " War is not necessary, but it does become an inseparable ailment of any world that abandons the supremacy of the spirit. Nietzche, after proclaiming the death of God in the nineteenth century, prophesied that the twentieth century would be a century of wars. There is a possible connection between the importance given to politics and the frequency of wars. In any era of history where politics is the major interest, war is the major consequence. This does not mean that one ought to subscribe to the dictum of Karl von Clausewitz that war is the prosecution of politics by other means. It does mean however, that since politics stresses expediency and pragmatism on a great scale that dedication to truth and morality are minimized. Since the latter are essential for peace, war becomes a greater possibility. "
    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 Septemer 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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