DAILY CATHOLIC for 

October 4, 2000
St. Francis of Assisi Feast of
Saint Francis of Assisi
Religious Founder
Mystic and
Stigmatist
WEDNESDAY
volume 11, no. 190
October 4, 2000
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Pro-Life Prescriptions:


Catholics must uphold the Sanctity of Life The Church has long been the staunch defender of life in the bitter struggle with the culture Omaha's Archbishop Elden Curtiss alerts Catholics that they cannot promote or vote for pro-abort candidates - photo from oarch.orgof death. Now Omaha's Archbishop Elden Curtiss points out, in his pastoral, the exact blueprint on what Catholics need to do in upholding and promoting the Sanctity of Life.

      In today's issue Dr. Frank Joseph shares with the readers the words of the Archbishop of Omaha, His Excellency Elden Curtiss who, in his pastoral "We are pro-life people in a pro-life Church," provides a framework for what all Catholics must follow as outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Sacred Scripture, as well as the Holy Father's unyeilding battle for the Sanctity of Life. On this day when we celebrate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, a holy man who loved all things created by God, Dr. Joseph brings you this special pastoral. The archbishop lays out the steps all Catholics must take in defeating the culture of death and in promoting the culture of life, emphasizing the great horror of abortion as the key issue in the upcoming elections, "Despite public media, which for the most part support abortion as the right of women over their own bodies without any concern for the rights of their pre-born babies, despite massive opposition from a multimillion dollar abortion industry that has Planned Parenthood as a front, despite Supreme Court decisions which continue to leave pre-born and partially-born babies vulnerable to painful deaths, we Catholics must not cease our efforts to declare abortion a moral blight and a national scandal." Archbishop Curtiss emphasizes that "It is a duty no Catholic can shirk." For Dr. Joseph's column Catholics Must be Pro-Life! , see Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!
34 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


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      WEDNESDAY'S
      LITURGY
      :


      First Reading: Job 9: 1-12, 14-16
      Psalms: Psalm 88: 10-15
      Gospel Reading: Luke 9: 57-62
    FEAST OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
    RELIGIOUS FOUNDER, MYSTIC AND STIGMATIST

    Saint Francis of AssisiO Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, in pardoning that we are pardoned, and in dying that we are born to eternal life.

    Prayer by Saint Francis of Assisi

    O God, Who, through the merits of Blessed Francis, didst give increase to Thy Church by the enrichment of a new offspring; grant that we may so follow his example as to despise the things of this world and ever to rejoice in the partaking of Thy Heavenly gifts. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen."

    Taken from My Daily Prayer for the Feast of Saint Francis

      For the profile of this beloved founder of the Franciscans, see DAILY LITURGY

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

    "And it came to pass as they went on their journey, that a man said to him, 'I will follow Thee wherever Thou goest.' And Jesus said to him, 'The foxes have dens, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.'"

    Luke 9: 57-58

    Events that happened Today in Church History

      Pope Saint Pius X    Today is the 97th anniversary of the release of the first encyclical E supremi of Pope Saint Pius X. Just under two months after being elected the 257th successor of Peter on August 9, 1903 to succeed the 25-year pontificate of Pope Leo XIII, the former Cardinal Joseph Sarto's first encyclical on the restoration of all things in Christ set the tone for his eleven-year papacy. He would forever be remembered as the "Pope of the Holy Eucharist" who wanted to bring Jesus closer to the people at a time when they dearly needed Him. Pius, like Leo, realized the world was slipping away and he did all in his power to perpetuate the traditions of Holy Mother Church in the face of modernism, the threat of a world war and communism. He would go on to issue fifteen more encyclicals during his hallowed pontificate, one in which all things in Jesus, Lord and Savior, would be restored as he wrote. For other events that happened this day in Church History,ee MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES


    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenA Win-Win Situation!

       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".

      "There are two ways of knowing how good God is. One is never to lose Him, the other is to lose Him and find Him again."
    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. 185
    September 25
    Saints. Michael, Gabriel
    and Raphael, Archangels

    2 SATURDAY     no. 186
    September 30
    Saint Jerome
    Doctor of the Church

    3 SUNDAY     no. 180
    October 1
    26th SUNDAY
    St. Therese of Lisieux
    4 MONDAY     no. 188
    October 2
    Feast of the
    Guardian Angels

    5 TUESDAY     no. 189
    October 3
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time
    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 190
    October 4
    Feast of Saint
    Francis of Assisi

    7 THURSDAY     no. 191
    October 5
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

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