September 9, 2000
Feast of Saint Peter Claver,
Religious Missionary
St. Peter Claver
volume 11, no. 165
September 9, 2000
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    Holy Father recommits to educating consciences in helping bring about viable solution for peace during meeting with Egyptian Envoy
    Egypt    The Pope recalled his experiences in Egypt earlier this year as he accepted the diplomatic credentials of Farouk Hussein Raafat. The Holy Father praised Egypt for its "central" role in "the search for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East." He said that the search must continue, and urged new efforts to address "the many problems that have not yet been resolved, which have a profound impact on that unstable region." He continued in that vein, "The Church is deeply interested" in the peace process, although the role of the Church is different from that of civil governments. The role of religions, he explained, is "to educate consciences to the principles and truths that are the foundation of the welfare of individuals and of societies." more

    Pope attracts 40,000 in St. Peter's Square for Wednesday General Audience in sharing the Discipleship of Christ
        "The Christian, disciple of Christ", was the theme of Pope John Paul II' catechesis yesterday, held in St. Peter's Square in the presence of 40.000 pilgrims from different parts of the world. "The meeting with Christ," the Pope said, "radically changes people's lives, encouraging them to 'metanoia,' or profound conversion of heart and mind; it also establishes a communion of life that develops into following Christ." more

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    First Reading: 1 Corinthians 4: 6-15
    Psalms: Psalm 145: 17-21
    Gospel Reading: Luke 6: 1-5
Feast of Saint Peter Claver, Priest and Religious Missionary

       God of mercy and love, You offer all peoples the dignity of sharing in Your life. By the example and prayers of St. Peter Claver, strengthen us to overcome all racial hatreds and to love each other as brothers and sisters.

Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass honoring Saint Peter Claver
Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass

"For I think God has set forth us the apostles last of all, as men doomed to death, seeing that we have been made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, but we are without honor!"

1 Corinthians 4: 9-10

Events that happened Today in Church History

    Armenia where St. Isaac the Great founded the Armenian Church    Today is the 1,561st anniversary of the death in 439 of Saint Isaac the Great, the holy monk who was also a bishop and founded the Armenian Church which returned to union with Rome through the efforts of Pope John Paul II and the late Patriarch Catholicos Karekin I in March last year. The Holy Father had wanted to visit Armenia early last summer but his health and the health of Karekin, prevented it. Subsequently Karekin passed away in late June 1999. In October Nerses Bedros XIX was chosen as the new Patriarch of the Armenian Church founded by St. Isaac the Great in the early fifth century. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenWe cannot have tunnelvision

   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".

    "In a nation, bad blood arises immediately when others are indifferent to our misfortunes. Nothing so spoils a people as a spirit which makes each say, 'I am I and you are you, and that's the end of it.' Rather, as the poet said: 'We, are we not formed as notes of music are for one another though dissimilar?' "
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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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