October 3, 2000
Weekday in Ordinary Time
volume 11, no. 189
October 3, 2000
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Christ commanded us to love one anotherthe tabernacle of satan is overshadowing the Tabernacle of the One, True GodChrist told us to beware of those who would try to destroy the soul. Isn't that what is happening with our incessant pursuit of trivial things that take us farther from Him and closer to His adversary? Which tabernacle are we drawn to? Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament or satan in the boob tube!?

We're gambling away soulsIn rolling the dice of worldly interests, aren't we gambling with our own souls and the welfare of our children, our brothers, and our sisters? We need to return to the values, to the discipline that Christ and His Church expect of us as reliable parents, as caretakers of souls.

Symphony of SufferingCyndi Cain    In her twelfth installment, Cyndi Cain shares vignettes of her illumination of her soul and what she received in prayer. This week she is moved to remind us of our responsibility before God in sheltering ourselves and those we are responsible for from the trivial lairs of trivia pursuit, where these inane appetites for the absurd, the different, leave us hungry and thirsting for more. Where, in truth, we have all the nourishment we need if we just open our eyes, rein in our television habits and focus on what's truly important in our lives - God and those he has placed under our care. We are reminded of Christ's words in Matthew 18, regarding scandal. Our Lord says "woe to the man through whom scandal does come!" (Matthew 18: 7). Note, this doesn't just mean the one who causes the scandal but also those who permit it, who condone it by their silence. For her column, Why do we pursue the trivial things? , see SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING.

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      First Reading: Job 3: 1-3, 11-17, 20-23
      Psalms: Psalm 88: 2-8
      Gospel Reading: Luke 9: 51-56
    Taken from the Epistle for Tuesday's Mass

    "You do not know of what manner of spirit you are; for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save they."

    Luke 9: 55-56

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Paul VISecond Vatican Council    Today is the 103rd anniversary of the birth of Giovanni Montini in Brescia, Italy. He would go on to become a Cardinal and bring the Second Vatican Council to its conclusion as Pope Paul VI. This 262nd successor of Peter would reign from June 12, 1963 until August 6, 1978. He would be remembered for bringing the Second Vatican Council to its conclusion and issuing the controversial, but doctrinely sound Humanae Vitae on reproduction and human sexuality, an ecumenical that was roundly criticized and ignored by Catholics who felt empowered by Vatican II that they could pick and choose what they wanted to obey. It has never been that way in the Church. It is not a cafeteria, nor a democracy, but a universal monarchy handed down from the King of kings Himself. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThe Church can not stand still and wait!

       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 world is not as irreligious as it seems at first glance. Religion has moved out of churches, to a large extent, to cope with our frustrations, despairs, shames and neuroses. The only mistake the churches can make in the new order is to assume that everybody must come to them instead of their going to everybody."
    35 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
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    Saint Jerome
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    Feast of Saint
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