September 7, 2000
Weekday in Ordinary Time
volume 11, no. 163
September 7, 2000
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Appreciation for the First Commandment of God
    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 first 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, treating the Veneration of Saints and how this is veneration, not worship, and not only commendable to God, but encouraged by Him in reinforcing the Communion of Saints. For the 196th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

from a Catholic Viewpoint

News Ticker from Catholic World News

    Holy Father commemorates Third Anniversary of Mother Teresa's death with 7,000 of her closest friends in Rome
    Mother Teresa    With 7,000 Missionaries of Charity in attendance at the Vatican, the Holy Father shared his extreme love and appreciation for Mother Teresa, the holy founder of the fastest growing order of nuns in the history of the Church. In attendance were also adopted families of the congregation she inspired. The Pope spoke of her ultimate charity and her role as "spiritual mother" of millions and her unceasing desire to adopt every child and snatch them from satan's snare, bringing them to Christ because she saw Our Lord in everyone she met. John Paul II, who met often with the saintly woman, concluded that she epitomized Jesus' words, "Bring the little children to Me. more


    First Reading: 1 Corinthians 3: 18-23
    Psalms: Psalm 24: 1-6
    Gospel Reading: Luke 5: 1-11
Taken from the Gospel for Thursday's Mass

"But when Simon Peter saw this, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, 'Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.' For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish they had made; and so were also James and John,m the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, 'Do not be afraid; henceforth thou shalt catch men.' And when they had brought their boats to land, they left all and followed Him."

Luke 5: 8-11

Events that happened Today in Church History

Holy Family lived in the house now in Loreto    Today is the 705th anniversary of the legend of the settlement of the House of the Holy Family in Loreto, Italy near Ancona on the Adriatic Sea. According to tradition, the brick house which was the abode of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, was borne by angels from Galilee in 1291 to Fiume, which is now Rijeka in Croatia. Four years later the angels moved it again, this time whisking the brick house mysteriously across the Adriatic to Loreto on this date in 1295. It is now enclosed by the Santuario della Santa Casa, a church begun in 1468, which was later upgraded and adorned with notable artwork. It has become a popular pilgrimage destination, lying sixty miles north of where another miracle took place - the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenOur hearts are restless until they rest in God.

   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".

    "Modern man has been humiliated: neither his proud expectations of progress nor of science have turned out as he hoped. Yet he has not quite reached the point of humbling himself. He is still imprisoned in the self, and able to see nothing else beyond. The psychoanalysts may be allowed to bore into his thoughts for a few years more; but the time is not far off when modern man will utter a frantic appeal to God to lift them from the empty cistern of their own egos. St. Augustine knew it well: he said, 'Our hearts are restless until they rest in You.'"
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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