DAILY CATHOLIC for 

September 20, 2000
Feast of Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companion Martyrs


WEDNESDAY
volume 11, no. 176
September 20, 2000

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Pro-Life Prescriptions:

Pro-lifers have been a punching bag long enough! It's time to come out swinging and go for a knockout if the Pro-Life Candidate will just continually jab at the issue of abortion in telling it like it is! If so, the culture of death can go down for the count!

      In today's issue Dr. Frank Joseph sees things slipping away chiefly because the pro-life candidate George W. Bush has dropped his boxing gloves on pro-life issues. What is he afraid of? Dr. Joseph says it's time to stop playing it close to the vest and open with a jab and a hook on the whole abortion issue, bringing to the match what abortion truly is - a brutal sport that ends in the murder of millions of innocents. It's far, far worse than the gladiator mismatches, even far worse in numbers than the horrible holocaust during World War II. Dr. Frank shows where Bush needs to counterpunch with what the essence of "right to choose" means: murder! "to kill their unborn babies!" Does a woman have a right to do that? Of course, not, and unless Bush comes out swinging, he'll go down for the count, taking with him countless innocents who never had a chance because he didn't take the opportunity to land the telling blow! For Dr. Joseph's column A Campaign for Life, see Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!
48 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: 1 Corinthians 12: 31; 13: 1-13
      Psalms: Psalm 33: 2-5, 12, 22
      Gospel Reading: Luke 7: 31-35
    Feast of the Korean Martyrs Saint Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and their companion martyrs

    O God, You have created all nations and You are their salvation. In the land of Korea Your call to the Catholic Faith formed a people of adoption, whose growth You nurtured by the blood of Andrew, Paul and their companions. Through their martyrdom and their intercession grant us strenght that we too may remain faithful to Your commandments even until death.

    Taken from the Opening Prayer for today's Mass

    For the profiles on these Korean Martyrs, the readings and meditations, see DAILY LITURGY.
    The DAILY WORD
    Taken from the Gospel for Wednesday's Mass

    "To waht then shall I liken the men of this generation? And what are they like? They are like children sitting in the market place, calling to one another and saying, 'We have piped to you, and you have not danced; we have sung dirges, and you have not wept.' For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a devil.'"

    Luke 7: 31-33

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Alexander III Pope John XXI    Today is the anniversary of the election of two Popes - 841 years ago Pope Alexander III was elevated to the Throne of Peter. As the 170th successor of the first apostle, Alexander's 22-year pontificate is remembered for calling the 11th Ecumenical Council in 1179, also known as Lateran III in which the Council condemned Albigensianism and Wadenseianism and decreed papal elections would be regulated. He also excommunicated the notorious Frederick Barbarossa. Today is also the 724th anniversary of the election of Pope John XXI in 1276 who, as 187th in the line of Peter ruled for less than a year, meeting an unfortunate fate when the residential palace, which he was having built for him in Viterbo, collapsed and killed him on May 20, 1277. For other events that happened this day in Church History,ee MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES


    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenKindness begets kindness

       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".

      "The bold knight of the Round Table traveled far over mountain and desert in search of the Holy Grail, the Cup of Life from which the Savior drank the night of the Last Supper. His journeys proved fruitless. Depressed in spirit and fatigued in body, he returned to Arthur's hall. On the way he saw a poor man writhing in the ditch. Moved with compassion, he dismounted, gave a cup of water to the suffering man, and the cup glowed with fire as if it were alive with the joys of the new Covenant of Love. The Knight found the Holy Grail, not in deeds of prowess, but in hospitality to the needy. "
    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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    September 15
    Feast of Our
    Lady of Sorrows

    2 SATURDAY     no. 172
    September 16
    Saint Pope Cornelius &
    Saint Cyprian, Martyrs

    3 SUNDAY     no. 173
    September 17
    24th SUNDAY IN
    ORDINARY TIME

    4 MONDAY     no. 174
    September 18
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    5 TUESDAY     no. 175
    September 19
    Weekday/
    Saint Januarius, Martyr
    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 176
    September 20
    Feast of the
    Korean Martyrs

    7 THURSDAY     no. 177
    September 21
    SAINT MATTHEW
    Apostle and Evangelist

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