October 19, 2000
Feast of the North American Martyrs:
Saint Isaac Jogues, Saint John de Brebeuf and Companion Martyrs

volume 11, no. 205
October 19, 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 second 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. We are reminded of the seriousness of breaking a vow or committing perjury - lying under oath. For the 202nd installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

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      First Reading: Ephesians 1: 1-10
      Psalms: Psalm 98: 1-6
      Gospel Reading: Luke 11: 47-54
    Jesuit Missionary Saint Isaac JoguesFeast of the North American Martyrs: Saint Isaac Jogues, S.J., Saint John de Brebeuf and Companion Martyrs

      Father, You consecrated the first beginnings of the faith in North America by the preaching and martyrdom of Saints John and Isaac and their companions. By the help of their prayers may the Christian faith continue to grow throughout the world.

      Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass honoring these holy martyrs

      For the vignette on thes North American Martyrs and tomorrow's Feast of Saint Paul of the Cross, see DAILY CATHOLIC

    Taken from the Gospel for Thursday's Mass

    "For this reason also the wisdom of God has said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles; and some of them they will put to death and persecute, that the blood of all the prophets that has been shed from the foundation of the world may be required of this generation, from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, who was slain between the altar of the temple.' Yes, I say to you, it shall be required of this generation."

    Luke 11: 49-51

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Saint Deusdedit I    Today is the 1,385th anniversary of the election of Pope Saint Deusdedit I as the 68th in the line of Peter. This Roman-born Pope was the first of the Roman Pontiffs to use seals of lead affixed to Papal Bulls and Pontifical Decrees. In fact his is the oldest papal seal preserved by the Holy See. St. Deusdedit was beloved for his caring for the poor and the sick, especially the lepers and plague-stricken. Neglecting his own chance of contracting disease, he gave himself, even as the Pope, to helping the people in the streets in the role Christ asked as servant of the servants of God. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenAs family values go, so goes society

       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".

      "When the people are interested in the raising of a family, the cultivation of virtues and the salvation of their souls, they act as a balance wheel against the power-motive of politics. But when both the state and the people give supremacy to politics, the stabilizing influence of society is lost, and with it come civil strife and discord and war."
    19 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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    28th SUNDAY
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    Saint Ignatius of
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    October 19
    Feast of North American Martyrs

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