September 2, 2000
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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Church to reestablish meaning of "No Salvation outside the Church" Doctrine in Dominus Jesus

        Tuesday, September 5th Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will release a 25-page document entitled Dominus Jesus which will clarify the Church doctrine of "No Salvation Outside the Church." The document will illustrate how the teaching has not changed, only the interpretation of it on both the left and right extremes. It will also admit that the Holy Spirit is indeed present in other faiths and those not Catholic can be saved if they believe in Christ Jesus, but it also reaffirms that the Roman Catholic Church is the only one with the fullness of the Holy Spirit and the four marks, not present in other religions and that the Church founded by Our Lord is the sure way to eternal life through the sacramental nature of the Church. more

Abomination of the desolation of the temple very near as radical left rules Millennium World Peace Summit
Ted Turner   The Vatican document could not have come at a better time considering the heresy that is spewing forth from the United Nations' trumped-up Millennium World Peace Summit of supposed religious leaders just concluded in New York in which the heavily loaded radical left arm voted to accept that all religions are equal. With avowed anti-Catholic Ted Turner pulling the strings, the puppets of the One-World Order will all sign it, save for Cardinal Francis Arinze representing the Vatican who will refuse to sign such heresy. What this aberration does is legitimize any and all abuses against Christianity and unfortunately pave the way for the "abomination of the desolation of the temple." more
Gridlock in peace talks over Jerusalem could be solved by turning Holy City over to God
    Following with the scriptural prophesy of what is happening, an interesting development is unfolding in a quiet, but promising referendum that would allow all sides to turn over sovereignty of Jerusalem to God. This way the Holy City would remain intact as the eternal, undivided capital. This would also take the heat off of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and allow them to compromise without losing face with their people. It is ironic considering the Millennium World Peace Summit aberrations. more

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    First Reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 26-31
    Psalms: Psalm 33: 12-13, 18-21
    Gospel Reading: Matthew 25: 14-30
Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the FIRST SATURDAY of September

       All loving God, You created the human family as a reflection of Your Own Divine Life so that Your creation might share in Your happiness. Hear our prayer for Your daughters who await the birth of their children. They have cooperated with You in giving life. Assist them now as they prepare to give birth to the children in their womb. May Mary be their guide and support, calming fears and strengthening their love. May Your daughters be filled with Your peace and blessing so that they may bring their children into this world safely and in good health to the praise and glory of Your name. Amen.

Taken from the Prayer Prayer for Expectant Mothers from the book "Prayers for the New Millennium."

    For the vignette on the Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, see DAILY LITURGY
Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass

"For to everyone who has shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him who does not have, even that which he seems to have shall be taken away. But as for the unprofitable servant, cast him forth into the darkness outside, where there will be the weeping, and gnashing of teeth."

Matthew 25: 29

Events that happened Today in Church History

    End of the 3rd Crusade    Today is the 808th anniversary of the peace treaty signed between England's King Richard the Lionhearted and Saladin representing the Infidel Saracens who were soundly defeated. The treaty brought to a close the successful Third Crusade in 1192. The four-year holy war was thus brought to a conclusion in Jerusalem and Richard returned home to the laurels of victory. However ten years later Pope Innocent III who succeeded Pope Celestine III, called the Fourth Crusade since the Moslems had broken the truce. But all the momentum was gone and it would be downhill thereafter, chiefly because of infighting and the absence of the great English monarch leading the ensuing crusades. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenBringing order out of chaos

   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".

    "We say every man has 'religion' because nothing that is in man escapes the Providence and Mercy of God. It is just as easy for God to work in a cellar as a first floor, as well in the realm of emotions as in the realm of reason. The very uneasiness of the subconscious mind with its fears and dreads and anxieties is a kind of chaos for what might be called an anti-peace. But this chaos might be likened to the chaos in the second verse of Genesis, when the first creative word was rejected and left nothing behind but disorder. And over that chaos the Spirit hovered like a dove bringing order out of the disorder of creation, as the Holy Spirit, later on, breathing over Mary, brought order out of the chaos of humanity."
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The Gospa's message for August Monthly Medjugorje Message for August

    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 the August 25th Message and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
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