September 14, 2000
volume 11, no. 170
September 14, 2000
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Appreciation for the First Commandment of God
    the Cross
    Today we continue our series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We present the third of a multi-part installment on the First Commandment as explained in My Catholic Faith. The Ten Commandments are the foundation of our moral code set down by God and the First Commandment sets in order the importance of worshipping only the Almighty - Three Persons in One God: "I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before Me." Today we continue our multi-installment series on the First Commandment, explaining the difference between worship and veneration. It is no coincidence that this continuation on veneration follows on the feast day when we honor the Cross of Christ for this truly illustrates how Relics and Images complement our Faith. For the 197th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

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      First Reading: Numbers 21: 4-9
      Psalms: Psalm 78: 1-2, 34-38
      Second Reading: Philippians 2: 6-11
      Gospel Reading: John 3: 13-17

      We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. O God, Who, by the glorious discovery of the Cross of Salvation, didst renew the wonders of Thy Passion, grant, we beseech Thee, that through the ransom brought us by this Tree of Life, we may receive election unto everlasting life. By Thy Cross, Thou has redeemed the World.

    Taken from My Daily Prayer for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.

    Taken from the Gospel for Thursday's Mass

    "For God so loved the world that He gave His Only-begotten Son, that those who believe in Him may not perish, but may have life everlasting. For God di not send His Son into the world in order to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. "

    John 3: 16-17

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Stephen VPope Hadrian VI    Today is the anniversary of the death of two Popes - Pope Stephen V in 891. He was the 110th elected and served a six year pontificate remembered for forbidding trial by fire and water as was the custom in the dark age court systems. He reluctantly accepted the papacy after the populace forcefully carried him to the throne of Peter. The other death we commemorate today is the 477th anniversary of the death of Pope Hadrian VI in 1523. This Dutch Pope, the 218th successor of Peter, was elected without his knowledge on August 31, 1522 while serving as the Bishop of Tortona. His pontificate was frought with fending off the growing legions of revolters who were bolting the Church during the Protestant Reformation. On top of this, he had to spread his Papal Troops thin by guarding against the Turks as well. His one year pontificate was the last by a non-Italian Pope until Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was elected on October 16, 1978 and chose the name Pope John Paul II. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenDo we have the forgiving heart of St. Thomas More?

       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".

      "Few there are who can carry the sympathy of joy and sorrow to a point of forgiveness as Our Lord did from the Cross; as St. Thomas More, Chancellor of England, did when he gave a blessing to his persecutors. Just before being killed, he was asked if he had anything to say. His answer was, 'My lords, I have but to say that as the blessed Apostle St. Paul was present at the death of the martyr, Stephen, keeping the clothes of those who stoned him, and yet they be now saints in Heaven, and there shall continue to be friends forever, so I trust and shall, therefore, pray, that though your lordships have been on earth my judges, yet we may hereafter meet in Heaven together to our everlasting salvation: and God preserve you all, especially our sovereign lord, the king, and grant him faithful counsellors.'"
    54 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 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 July and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
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    Saint Peter Claver
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