"All you need is love!"|
The fab four might have talked it, but the four evangelists walked the walk!
In his column today, Pat Ludwa responds to those who think they know what love is, and if it is not exhibited the way they want, then they translate that into hate while totally abandoning what Jesus said we must do. At one time the rock group "The Beatles" commented that they "were bigger than Jesus" in being known and popular. Their off-handed comment spoke volumes about how civilization has so missed the point Christ emphasized. Just as the people of His time rejected His doctrine as something they couldn't handle, so, too, today many misinterpret what love truly is. Yes, the Beatles were on the right track when they said, "All you need is love." The only problem is, they were on the wrong train. Unless we follow the true Conductor of Creation, we'll not only be derailed, but never make it to the Heavenly terminal. For Pat's column, The Love Connection, see VIEW FROM THE PEW
From all eternity God remains the same. He does not change His mind, He does not change doctrine; man does!
If we change it, if we seek to preach a doctrine from our own interpretation of what we thought Jesus imparted, the chances increase that we will be 'left behind'!
In our commentary today, we take on the fundamentalists and evangelicals in a loving, but firm manner. With all the hype for the new movie "Left Behind" the Protestant theory of the "Rapture" is resurrected again in the pre-trib and mid-tribulation mindset that preaches immunity for those who proclaim Jesus as their Savior. If that's all there is to salvation, then why would Jesus have wasted His time instilling so much more? It is a question no Protestant can answer because they insist on interpreting the Word rather than discerning Sacred Scripture, insist that they know more than God Who appointed Peter as the Head of His Church and which continues unbroken in today's Vicar of Christ Pope John Paul II, who , rather than subscribing to the doom and gloom of endings, gives us hope and assurance of greater things to come before all are "lifted up" and "taken away" from human suffering. For our editorial The Age of New Beginnings! , see CATHOLIC PewPOINT
No mea culpas from Moscow
Russian journalist believes Soviet sellout is the crux of why Russian Orthodox Church continues to block Papal Visit
While Pope John Paul II humbled himself in apologizing for sins of the past through human faults in the Church, other faiths remain proud. Most prominent is the Russian Orthodox Church and their Patriarch Alexei II who, as one noted Russian journalists has speculated, is hiding the sins of the past. Rather than apologizing for the Russian Church compromising with communism and the Soviet Union, they seek to hide the truth from their people and the world. That is why they so vigorously oppose a Papal Visit to the Ukraine and even Moscow. Their protests of proseltysing by the Latin Church is just a smokescreen to cover up their true sins that will eventually catch up to them.
For more, see News from the Holy See
Liberal USF President leads assault on Ex Corde Ecclesiae by trying to liberalize St. Ignatius Institute as mutiny abounds on both sides
The volley fired by Father Stephen Privett, SJ, the new president of the Jesuit University of San Francisco could be heard all the way to Rome. The battle is on as the liberal, modernists stubbornly dig in to thwart the Holy See's efforts to bring all Catholic institutions of higher learning into harmony with Catholic doctrine. The once proud Jesuit universities, for the most part, have become nothing but a facade, for they are leading the rebellion against the orthodox, conservative element in the Church and intimidating the bishops into ignoring the mandates of Rome's Ex Corde Ecclesiae. This became even more evident last week when six professors said they would resign rather than going along with Privett's liberal agenda which he ramrodded through with no regard for obedience to Rome. For more, see USA News
Despite Arizona law, many abortuaries are not licensed as abortionists continue to get away with murder, literally!
Lost in the shuffle of the landmark trial in Phoenix, Arizona - of an abortion butcher for the death of LouAnne Herron three years ago - is the law that passed legislature, demanding abortion clinics be licensed to stop the senseless killing of mothers. It also hoped to stop the senseless killing of convenient abortions, but many abortion mills have not complied with the law and, to conflict things even further, a Planned Parenthood backed pro-abort group from New York was brought in to throw a wrench in the wheel. For more, see Pro Life News
"Primate of the Millennium" honor to Cardinal who foretold John Paul II's Legacy
The Polish Parliament has dedicated the year 2001 to the "Primate of the Millennium," Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, leading figure of the Catholic Church during the era of Communism. In giving the deceased cardinal this official recognition, the Parliament repeated the words expressed by John Paul II on Oct. 23, 1978: "There would not have been a Polish Pope in the chair of Peter without your faith, which did not draw back in face of prison and suffering, without your courageous hope, without your infinite confidence in Mother Church, without Jasna Gora and the whole period of the Church's history in our homeland, united to your episcopal service and primacy."
Cardinal Wyszynski, when greeting the newly elected John Paul II, prophesied that the latter would lead the Church into the third millennium. For more, see Universal News
For More Daily News, we recommend the following available news sources:
All the above News Agencies are not affiliated with the DAILY CATHOLIC, but the DAILY CATHOLIC provides this service to keep our readers up-to-date with what's truly happening in our world, especially considering all the misinformation the secular media circulates.
Feast of Saint Agatha
Today is the Feast of the virgin and martyr Saint Agatha while tomorrow we commemorate another Feast of martyrs - Saint Paul Miki and his Missionary Companions. For more on these feasts, see Daily LITURGY
MONDAY February 5:
Feast of Saint Agatha
First Reading: Genesis 1: 1-19
Psalms: Psalm 104: 1-2, 5-6, 10, 12, 24, 35
Gospel Reading: Mark 6: 53-56
Genesis 1: 1-3
"In the beginning God created the Heavens and earth; the earth was waste and void; darkness covered the abyss, and the spirit of God was stirring above the waters. God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. God saw that the light was good."
First Papal Delegate to the Arab League
On this date one year ago Pope John Paul II appointed Archbishop Paolo Giglio, the Apostolic Nuncio in Egypt, as the first delegate of the Holy See to the Arab League. Coinciding with preparations for the Holy Father's trip to Egypt and Mt. Sinai, it was an important event in the history of relations between the Church of Rome and her one billion members and the Arabian world with more than 300 million inhabitants. For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see Daily TIME CAPSULES in Church History
Pride can be our downfall
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 world and modern man are learning the same lesson in the present crisis, namely, the helplessness of either to save self. A century and a half of pride has made modern man feel that the burden is on himself alone, and that if he steps from under it there must be a crash. This kind of pride begets the greatest despair, for in a crisis it can appeal to nothing outside itself."
Fourth Day of Special Nine Day Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
Today is the Fourth Day of the Nine Day Novena in preparation for Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Bernadette that this year is superseded by the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. See LOURDES NOVENA
Also, for Our Lady's January 25th message for 2001 and more on Medjugorje, see MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
February 5, 2001 volume 12, no. 36