October 1, 2000

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October 1, 2000
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    Christ founded the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic ChurchPapal Arms of John Paul II The Holy Spirit's intrinsic role in Salvation is the theme of this second installment of the Jubilee Document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Dominus Jesus on the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect for the Doctrine of the Faith    On September 5, the Vatican released the Jubilee Document that reaffirmed the Church Doctrine of "No Salvation Outside the Church." At a time when a one-world order is being formed and a body of 1,000 psuedo religious leaders met and voted overwhelmingly that all religions should be considered equal, the Church is standing up and reasserting that she truly is the One, True Church founded by Jesus Christ. It flies in the face of political correctness, but, in loyalty to Our Lord the Holy See responds to Peter's words in John, 6: 59-70, "Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast words of everlasting life, and we have come to believe and to know that Thou art the Christ, the Son of God." Approved by Pope John Paul II, this declaration was released by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith. Today we present the Second Chapter The Incarnate Logos and the Holy Spirit in the Work of Salvation For the second part of DOMINUS JESUS, see THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS

Saint Therese of the Child JesusThough superseded by the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 1st is the traditional Feast of the newest female Doctor of the Church Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, affectionately known as the "Little Flower:"

Feast of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Religious and Doctor of the Church

       O Lord, Who has said: "Unless you become as little children you shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven;" grant us, we beseech Thee, that we may so follow, humbly and with simple hearts, in the steps of Blessed Therese, Thy Virgin, that rewards eternal may be ours. Through Our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Taken from My Daily Prayer collection of prayers.

Today the Holy Father canonizes three more saints, including Saint Katherine Drexel, and beatifies the 120 Chinese Martyrs

       On this first day of October, His Holiness John Paul II will beatify 120 Chinese Martyrs in recognizing the fruits of the blood of the martyrs of the Orient and against the wishes of the Red Chinese government which refuses to recognize the persecutions. He will also canonize three holy women - Blessed Josephine Bakhita, Blessed Maria Josefa (of the Heart of Jesus) Sancho de Guerra and Blessed Katherine Drexel. For their stories, see CANONIZATIONS

         St. Katherine Drexel The same year our Blessed Mother appeared at Lourdes in France Blessed Katherine Drexel was born across the sea in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After her mother died at childbirth, Katherine was well taken care of by her wealthy banking father who later remarried a loving stepmother who loved Katherine as well. Katherine was afforded the best education money could buy and traveled extensively. The Third Plenary Council of Baltimore solicited the rich to contribute to the missions serving the Indians and Blacks in America. Because of her family's wealth, Katherine became deeply involved in this ministry which took her all the way to the Vatican and a private audience with Pope Leo XIII who convinced her to become a missionary to these people herself. Spurred on by his encouragement she entered the Pittsburgh novitiate of the Sisters of Mercy and, after solemn profession, she founded her own religious congregation of nuns in 1891 - the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People. That same year her family established the Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia. Katherine took notes and dedicated to educating the Blacks and Indians, founded Xavier University in New Orleans as an all-Black college in 1915. Katherine lived through six pontiffs from Pius IX to Pius XII and it is estimated that upon her death in 1955, she had donated over 12 million dollars toward the apostolate for Blacks and Indians. She was beatified in 1988 by Pope John Paul II who set her date for observance on March 3 and will be canonized during this Jubilee Year on October 1st in Rome.


    First Reading: Numbers 11: 25-29
    Psalms: Psalm 19: 8, 10, 12-14
    Second Reading: James 5: 1-6
    Gospel Reading: Mark 9: 38-43, 45, 47-48

For the Sunday and Monday's readings and meditations, see DAILY LITURGY.

Taken from the Gospel for Sunday's Mass

"And whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it were better for him if a great millstone were hung about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea."

Mark 9: 41

Events that happened Today in Church History

Don Juan of Austria    Today is the 422nd anniversary of the death of Don Juan of Austria, the Catholic leader who marshalled an undermanned fleet against the far superior Turkish armada in the famous, landmark Battle of Lepanto. This battle, in October 1571 was the turning point for Christianity for had the infidels been successful at Lepanto the rest of Europe would have fallen like a domino effect. This stunning upset victory by Don Juan was aided mostly by the humble and desperate prayers of the people as Pope Saint Pius V, realizing the overwhelming threat looming, entreated the people to pray the Rosary and ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for a miracle. She did and Pius so honored her by calling for a special feast day to honor Our Lady, thus declaring October 7th as Our Lady of Victory. It was later changed to Our Lady of the Rosary which we celebrate this coming Saturday. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenWhy do we try so hard to forget?

   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".

    " Memory is the source of unhappiness to many people today; hence their attempts to stifle it with alchohol and drugs. What is the explanation for the vast amount of sleeping tablets sold to the American public? It has been pointed out that enough are sold to put every person in the United States to sleep twenty-two nights a year, or to put nine million to sleep three hundred and sixty-five nights a year. Undoubtedly, some of this is medically necessary for the easing of pain, but more likely most of the pills are taken in an effort to 'forget' or 'get away from it all.' The memory has the peculiar trick of never asking our permission for anything it shoots up into consciousness; sometimes the more displeasing the ideas are, and the harder we try to forget them, the quicker and the more often they flash before our eyes. It is a psychological fact that the more the mind fears a thing, the more that fearful thing comes like a ghost out of the past to torture it. What we hate and dread we remember best, and nothing that we present to our mind can blot it out. No wonder Macbeth in desperation asked his physician: 'Canst thou not...pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow; raze out the written troubles of the brain...which weigh upon the heart?' (Macbeth, Act V, Scene iii, LIne 40)."

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    September 25
    Saints. Michael, Gabriel
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    2 SATURDAY     no. 186
    September 30
    Saint Jerome
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    3 SUNDAY     no. 180
    October 1
    26th SUNDAY
    St. Therese of Lisieux
    4 MONDAY     no. 188
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    5 TUESDAY     no. 189
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