September 22, 2000
Weekday in Ordinary Time

volume 11, no. 178
September 22, 2000

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It's a Win-Win Situation!
So many times we seem lost in discovering what God wants of us when, in truth, it is so simple to know His Will if we only pay attention to the signs He's sending. We need to lean toward Him and on Him in lean times as well as good times. The answer is to Pray! Pray! Pray! and our greatest prayer is total obedience to His Holy Will!
God shows us the way in so many ways!

Sister Mary Lucy Astuto   In her column this week, we bring you a gem from the archived columns of Sister Mary Lucy Astuto in which she helps lay out the process of discerning what God wants from us. We have the Bible, the Ten Commandments, the Teachings, Doctrines and Traditions of the Church encompassed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Sacraments, the Liturgy and prayers that all help us better understand exactly what it is God desires. The problem most often is whether what He desires coincides with our desires. Many times it doesn't and when that happens we need to lean toward Him and on Him. God shows us the way in so many ways. All we need to do is listen and learn; weigh the pros and cons. Sister guarantees us the pros always far, far outweigh the cons when it comes to doing God's Holy Will rather than our own. When we stubbornly insist on doing what we want to do as opposed to what God is asking, then it's a lose-lose proposition for us. When we give our wills totally to Him in obedience to His Holy Will, we not only fare much, much better, but we gain great dividends in graces. It's a win-win situation. For her column, entitled How to Discern God's Will see GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

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      First Reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 12-20
      Psalms: Psalm 17: 1, 6-8, 15
      Gospel Reading: Luke 8: 1-3
    For the readings and meditations for today and tomorrow's Mass, see DAILY LITURGY.

    Taken from the Epistle for Friday's Mass

    "Now if Christ is preached as risen from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither has Christ risen; and if Christ has not risen, vain then is our preaching, vain too is your faith."

    1 Corinthians 15: 12-14

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Saint Felix IVPope Saint Boniface II    Today is the 1,470th anniversary of the death of one Pope and the election of the 55th successor of Peter, Pope Saint Boniface II on this date in 530 A.D. His two year pontificate would end on October 17, 532. He was elected the same day his predecessor Pope Saint Felix IV passed away. Felix had ruled four years and had been elevated to the throne by the Gothic King Theodoric for the latter's own political gains, but St. Felix showed an intense loyalty to his role as Shepherd of the Church and this infuriated the Gothic ruler who repudiated the Pope and exiled him. St. Boniface also was a Goth and many Romans resented him, calling him a "barbarous foreigner." This swell of nationalism prompted a rival faction to elect their own antipope Dioscoros and the Church was thrown into confusion until the latter's death. St. Boniface is credited with giving the go ahead to build a monastery on the old ruins of the temple of Apollo in the Italian hills. It became the famed Benedictine monastery Monte Cassino that withheld constant barrages and attacks until it was heavily bombed by the Allies in the Second World War. Since then it has been restored after considerable reconstruction. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenSincere Honesty and Insincere Honesty

       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".

      " Abraham Lincoln once said, 'If, in your judgment, you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.' It has often been said, 'Honesty is the best policy,' on the grounds that it will keep you out of trouble and make you admired. Someone has remarked concerning it, 'He who acts upon this principle is not an honest man.' It would seem however, that there is some decline in honesty, for there is now one major crime committed in the United States for every sixty persons. In the last ten years, the crime rate in the United States has been exploding at a rate four times as fast as the rate of the growth of our population."
    46 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 August and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
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    September 22
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    2 SATURDAY     no. 179
    September 23
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    September 24
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    September 25
    Weekday in
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    5 TUESDAY     no. 182
    September 26
    Sts. Cosmas & Damian
    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 183
    September 27
    Feast of Saint
    Vincent de Paul

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    September 28
    Wkday/ St. Wenceslaus
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