October 23, 2000
Weekday in Ordinary Time
Feast of Saint John of Capistrano
Priest, Religious and Missionary


volume 11, no. 209
October 23, 2000
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  • In case you missed it, see this week's commentary on the answer to Catholic Education in America in CATHOLIC PewPOINT
The Church in America can sink into the quiksand of modernism just as the Episcopal Church has if we are not careful to preserve the traditions and doctrine
      In this issue Pat Ludwa raises the caution flag to Catholics everywhere to be very, very careful about adopting new liturgical practices that are not approved by Rome. He reminds all what happened within the Episcopal Church, once very Anglican in liturgical areas and very close to the liturgy of the Latin Church. But, little by little, they allowed one exception, then another to the point where they permitted women to be ordained priests and from that point on it has been "katie bar the door." The mindset of many liberal bishops in the Church of America gives rise for concern for they tend to ignore the Holy Father's guidance and documents, choosing not to disseminate it to their flocks or putting their own spin on it that dilutes the impact and meaning. The democratic process within the Episcopal Church is something many bishops and liberal laity are aiming for and we must all take great care to guard against this tragedy. Remember, had Our Lord wanted a "democracy" in His Church, He would not have appointed Peter but left it up to His Apostles to choose. He didn't and we shouldn't either! For Pat's column Beware! It can Happen to us as well! see VIEW FROM THE PEW

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      First Reading: Ephesians 2: 1-10
      Psalms: Psalm 100: 2-5
      Gospel Reading: Luke 12: 13-21

    Feast of Saint John of Capistrano, Priest, Religious and Missionary
      Lord, You raised up St. John of Capistrano to give Your people comfort in their trials. May Your Church enjoy unending peace and be secure in Your protection.

      Taken from the Opening Prayer of the Mass honoring St. John of Capistrano

    For the profiles of St. John of Capistrano today and tomorrow's Feast of Saint Anthony Mary Claret, see DAILY LITURGY

    Taken from the Gospel for Monday's Mass

    "Take heed and guard yourselves from all covetousness, for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions. "

    Luke 12: 15

    Events that happened Today in Church History

      St. Boethius was a Roman philosopher    Today is the 1,476th anniversary of the death of the Roman martyr, statesman and philosopher Saint Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius whose works became the rage in the Middle Ages as they were disseminated among the monasteries, the monks choosing to copy much of his work because it was so aesthetic and logical in referring to God and why Christians would suffer for the Faith. His best known work was The Consolations of Philosophy which he wrote while he was imprisoned before before he was put to death. His works inspired great works of the mid centuries such as Beowulf and Chaucer as well. For other events that happened today in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenOnly through silence can we delve beneath the surface of the soul

       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".

      "What is really important is what happens within us, not outside us. The rapidity of communication, the hourly news broadcasts, tomorrow's news the night before - all these make people live on the surface of their souls. The result is that very few live inside themselves. They have their moods determined by the world. Instead of carrying their own atmosphere with them, as the earth does as it revolves around the sun, they are like barometers that register every change in the world outside. Silence alone can give them an inner sanctuary into which they may retire for repose, as hidden gardens wherein like Adam and Eve before the Fall they walk with God in the cool of the evening."
    15 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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    October 20
    St. Paul of the Cross
    2 SATURDAY     no. 207
    October 21
    BVM on Saturday
    3 SUNDAY     no. 208
    October 22
    29th SUNDAY   WORLD

    4 MONDAY     no. 209
    October 23
    Weekday/St. John of Capistrano
    5 TUESDAY     no. 210
    October 24
    Saint Anthony of Claret
    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 211
    October 25
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    7 THURSDAY     no. 212
    October 26
    Weekday in
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