September 10, 2000
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September 10, 2000
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Holy Father speaks of the blessings of those elevated to Blessed including the first Pontiffs to be beatified during John Paul II's twenty-two year pontificate
    The Holy Father reflects in prayer after his homily  100,000 fill St. Peter's Square  Blessed William Chaminade  Blessed Pope Pius IX  Blessed Dom Columba Marmion  Blessed Pope John XXIII - not pictured: Archbishop Tommaso Reggio
       Last Sunday, the traditional Feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, His Holiness John Paul II elevated two of his predecessors Pope Pius IX and Pope John XXIII to the status of Blessed along with three dedicated consecrated men - Bishop Tommaso Reggio, Archbishop of Genoa, founder of the first Catholic newspaper in Italy, and of the Sisters of St. Martha; William Joseph Chaminade, founder of the Marianists; and Irish Benedictine Abbot Dom Columba Marmion, spiritual guide of generations of men and women consecrated to God in the 20th century. We present the Holy Father's Homily and his Angelus Address from last Sunday as well as his words in English for his General Audience last Wednesday in which he emphasized the role of a Christian as Disciple of the Lord. For the full text of the Holy Father's words, see THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS

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    Holy Father recommits to educating consciences in helping bring about viable solution for peace during meeting with Egyptian Envoy
    Egypt    The Pope recalled his experiences in Egypt earlier this year as he accepted the diplomatic credentials of Farouk Hussein Raafat. The Holy Father praised Egypt for its "central" role in "the search for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East." He said that the search must continue, and urged new efforts to address "the many problems that have not yet been resolved, which have a profound impact on that unstable region." He continued in that vein, "The Church is deeply interested" in the peace process, although the role of the Church is different from that of civil governments. The role of religions, he explained, is "to educate consciences to the principles and truths that are the foundation of the welfare of individuals and of societies." more

    Pope attracts 40,000 in St. Peter's Square for Wednesday General Audience in sharing the Discipleship of Christ
        "The Christian, disciple of Christ", was the theme of Pope John Paul II' catechesis yesterday, held in St. Peter's Square in the presence of 40.000 pilgrims from different parts of the world. "The meeting with Christ," the Pope said, "radically changes people's lives, encouraging them to 'metanoia,' or profound conversion of heart and mind; it also establishes a communion of life that develops into following Christ." more


    First Reading: Isaiah 35: 4-7
    Psalms: Psalm 146: 7-9
    Second Reading: James 2: 1-5
    Gospel Reading: Mark 7: 31-37

Taken from the Gospel for Sunday's Mass

"Listen my beloved brethren! Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God has promised to those who love Him?"

James 2: 4-5

Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope Saint Celestine I    Today is the 1,578th anniversary of the election in 422 of Pope Saint Celestine I, the 43rd in the line of Peter whose papacy lasted ten years. He is remembered for convening the Third Ecumenical Council in 431 at Ephesus where the Council Fathers would condemn the followers of Nestorius and declare the divine motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Mother of God Theotokos. It was also St. Celestine who commissioned Saint Patrick to Ireland after messengers from Britain revealed to him that slurs against Patrick were being spread by the Bishop of Britain to keep him from proseltyzing the emerald isle. Patrick appealed to Rome through the messengers and St. Celestine heard his plea and sided with Patrick, thus playing a pivotal role in the conversion of Ireland. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenWhy is it we can't rejoice at another's good fortune?

   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".

    "Of the two kinds of sympathy, it seems easier to show sympathy with people in trouble than to rejoice with happy folk. In Shakespeare's As You Like It, there is a description of two brothers, each in love with his chosen mistress. One succeeds in his courtship, whereupon the other exclaims, 'How bitter it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!'"
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   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!

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The Gospa's message for August Monthly Medjugorje Message for August 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 August and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
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