DAILY CATHOLIC for 

October 20 to 26, 2000
Celebrating
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY


FRIDAY-THURSDAY
volume 11, nos. 206-212
Daily Issues for Week of October 20-26, 2000

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1 FRIDAY     no. 206
October 20
Weekday/
St. Paul of the Cross
2 SATURDAY     no. 207
October 21
Weekday/
BVM on Saturday
3 SUNDAY     no. 208
October 22
29th SUNDAY
WORLD MISSION DAY
4 MONDAY     no. 209
October 23
Weekday/
St. John of Capistrano
5 TUESDAY     no. 210
October 24
Weekday/
Saint Anthony Claret
6 WEDNESDAY   no. 211
October 25
Weekday in
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7 THURSDAY     no. 212
October 26
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Over the past several decades most Catholic parishes have flunked in thoroughly educating the childrenCatholic schools must reinforce the Faith, not dilute it With school vouchers on the ballot in some states, the question arises of how the Church in America will handle the new wave of applicants if the referendums pass. Right now most Catholic parishes are sadly flunking in providing a solid Catholic education.

The answer: the Catholic Homeschooling curriculums!

    The Church can't just erase the damage done over the past 40 years, but it must wipe the slate clean.   In our editorial this week, we address the issue of school vouchers which has become a political hot potato in many states with opponents trashing the Church and intimidating that monies will not be accountable and the Church will rake in the bucks. Proponents say it is the only way to straighten out the sad public school system by making them accountable. Why pay for mediocrity. We agree, but we also sound the alarm to the bishops and academic administrators in each diocese that they soon will be faced with a dilemna. There are only so many Catholic parochial schools left today and will they hold out for the highest bidder or will they return to the traditions that made the Catholic school system so strong before Vatican II. Those traditions were to serve the children of their parish first and foremost. Unfortunately, very few today have the structures still in place in most parishes. So what are they to do, start immediately to rebuild the schools? What bishop can afford that? However no bishop can afford not to approve the accredited Roman Catholic Homeschool curriculums and therein lies the vision of Catholic education for the new millennium. For our commentary, Parish Home School Curriculums are the answer! see CATHOLIC PewPOINT


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  • FRIDAY
    Sister Mary Lucy

    In the October 20th issue Sister Mary Lucy Astuto revisits the wisdom of the great Bishop of Hippo and Doctor of the Church Saint Augustine. In her Getting to the Heart of the Matter column she also shares some modern wisdom from one who laments the loss of prayer in school.
    SATURDAY
    On October 21st we present the First Lesson on our special series on the Charism of Conjugal Love AT ONE WITH GOD with planting the seeds of love and the parallel with nature as we illustrate the attributes of the tree and the rose to better explain the harmony God intended for man and woman to become one with Him.
    SUNDAY
    GIF animation used with permission by EWTN

    On October 22nd, WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, we celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the formal installation of Pope John Paul II who was chosen by the Sacred Conclave six days earlier on October 16, 1978. In honor of this special occasion, we present a special salute to the Holy Father and bring you his most recent Wednesday Papal Audience on the Holy Eucharist.

    MONDAY

    On October 23rd we bring you Pat Ludwa's column in which he sounds the warning clarion to the Church in America to take great care in preserving the traditions and teachings of the Church. It has happened in the American Episcopal Church and it can happen to the Roman Church in the states as well. Like quicksand we can be swallowed up quickly. If people don't believe it, look at the changes over the past four decades! Beware!
    TUESDAY

    Home from the
    Thanksgiving for prayers and a successful surgery

    On October 24th we bring you the fifteenth installment of Cyndi Cain's inspirational SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING as she shares her delight, relief, and gratitude to God and to all who have so diligently and lovingly cared and prayed for the editor of this publication - her husband. She shows both the emotions a mother goes through as well as a loving wife during these ordeals and shares what the Holy Spirit has placed on her heart.
    WEDNESDAY
    George and Laurel Bush with promising sky behind - AP photo  Al Gore with threatening storm clouds above - AP photo

    On October 25th in his Pro-Life Prescriptions column Dr. Frank Joseph defines what the Church says about where Catholics should stand and the consequences outlined in Canon Law for those who refuse to heed Church doctrine. The positions of the candidates are clear. There is only one choice for Catholics. The vivid photos illustrates clearly who God favors in the upcoming presidential election. Time to pray!

    THURSDAY
    On October 26th we bring you the 203rd installment of our on-going series from My Catholic Faith called APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH. Today the topic is the Third Commandment and the necessity to comply with God's charge to "Keep holy the Lord's Day" which centers around the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.
    1 FRIDAY     no. 206
    October 20
    Weekday/
    St. Paul of the Cross
    2 SATURDAY     no. 207
    October 21
    Weekday/
    BVM on Saturday
    3 SUNDAY     no. 208
    October 22
    29th SUNDAY
    WORLD MISSION DAY
    4 MONDAY     no. 209
    October 23
    Weekday/
    St. John of Capistrano
    5 TUESDAY     no. 210
    October 24
    Weekday/
    Saint Anthony Claret
    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 211
    October 25
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    7 THURSDAY     no. 212
    October 26
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

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