When will we realize Pope Paul VI was right?|
After introducing this special series on the weekend of the special Jubilee of Families held October 13-14 in Rome, we continue today with the fourteenth lesson Putting the "Vitae" back in "Humanae Vitae", part two in which we show how the Church has suffered because the bishops and pastors did not enthusiastically support Pope Paul VI's excellent encyclical of 1968. He was truly a luminary that the world and many Catholics tried to snuff by ignoring and demeaning. Their efforts have resulted in barren fruit and thorns of misery as satan has gained a solid foothold for the culture of death just as Paul VI confirmed before his death. Only by heeding the Pope's words can we turn things around and begin to reestablish the Sanctity of Life. This sensitive and enlightening series is co-written by Michael and Cyndi Cain, who share what the Holy Spirit has inspired them to write including intimate, chasteful revelations of their own lives that have helped elevate their Conjugal Love. The entire concept unlocks the keys to reestablishing the Sanctity of Life through the Charism of Conjugal Love and, through one couple at a time, like a ripple that extends ever outward, we can change the world and eradicate the culture of death. This series will run in each Saturday issue. For the fourteenth lesson, see AT ONE WITH GOD series on Conjugal Love
Pope names new leader for Ukraine to replace late Cardinal Lubachivski
When the Holy Father visits the Ukraine this June, he will be met by Bishop Lubomyr Husar who was appointed yesterday as archbishop major of Lvov of the Ukrainians by His Holiness on the recommendation of the Synod of Bishops. The appointment is decisive, not only for that reviving Catholic community, but also for relations between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. The new archbishop is replacing Cardinal Miroslav Ivan Lubachivski, who died at 86 on December 14th. Cardinal Lubachivski had led the rebirth of this Catholic community, which during the time of Mikhail Gorbachev recovered the recognition it lost under earlier Communist regimes. The Greek-Catholics maintain the liturgy and discipline of the Orthodox Church, from which they proceed, but they recognize the Pope's authority.
For more, see News from the Holy See
March for Life had much more of an impact than media made it out to be
Unless you were following these pages, or watching "The World Over" with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN or tuning into the "Fair and Balanced" FoxNews network, it is highly likely you didn't realize the scope of the numbers of Pro Life advocates and majority contingent of Catholics from all over the country that gathered together in Washington D.C. this past Monday to observe the 28th anniversary of the hideous Roe vs. Wade decision. That is because, if you were watching the mainstream liberal media or reading the New York Times, you were given the impression that the 50 protestors of NOW were equal to all the Pro Life demonstrators. The facts are that the pro-abort media played down the entire culture of life aspect and, through verbal engineering, hid the fact that it wasn't tens of thousands, but hundreds of thousands Pro Lifers that congregated in upholding the Sanctity of Life. For more, see Pro Life News
Duquesne University and Pittsburgh Bishop put Ex Corde Ecclesiae into action: Dismiss feminist and apostate nun
The Apostolic Exhortation Ex Corde Ecclesiae the Pope has been emphasizing in keeping Catholic doctrine intact in Catholic universities and weeding out theologians who veer from the course was put into action last week when the president of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh John E. Murray Jr., after consulting with Bishop Donald Wuerl, ousted Sister Moni McIntyr, a tenured theologian at the university after learning she had become an Episcopal Priest on December 1st. Bishop Wuerl's chancery had uncovered the information. Murray said, "To present her as a teacher of Roman
Catholic theology under these circumstances is a
contradiction which is not in keeping with the mission of
the department of theology, the university, or the Roman
Catholic Church." For more, see USA News
Massive Quake in West India!
7.9 temblor claims lives of thousands in West India and Pakistan. More feared dead as rescuers dig through rubble waiting for aid to countless victims
Rescue crews search the rubble in Eastern India near the Pakistan border outside New Delhi, India in the aftermath of the most devastating and powerful earthquake to strike this impoverished area in more than a half century. Following the earthquake, telephone and electricity lines
have been badly affected and the Bishop's House in the city
of Ahmedabad could not be contacted. The earthquake came as India was celebrating its 51st
anniversary of the founding of the Republic with a grand
military and cultural show in New Delhi in the presence of
most important political leaders. Caritas International has appealed to its network for one million dollars in aid for Caritas India.
For more, see Universal News
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Feast of Saint Angela Merici, Virgin
Today is both Weekday in Ordinary Time and the Feast of Saint Angela Merici, Virgin. Tomorrow, though it is superseded by the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, it is traditionally the Feast of the great angelic Doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas. For more on today's and tomorrow's Liturgy, see Daily LITURGY
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SATURDAY January 27:
Feast of Saint Angela Merici, Virgin, Religious Educator and Foundress
First Reading: Hebrews 11: 1-2, 8-19
Psalm: Luke 1: 69-75
Gospel Reading: Mark 4: 35-41
Mark 4: 38-40
"And they woke Him and said to Him, 'Master, does it not concern Thee that we are perishing?' Then, rising up, He rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, 'Peace, be still!' And the wind fell and there came a great calm. And He said to them, 'Why are you fearful? Are you still without faith?' And they feared exceedingly and said to one another, 'Who, then, is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?'"
Prayer honoring Saint Angela Merici
Lord, may St. Angela commend us to Your mercy; may her charity and wisdom help us to be faithful to Your teaching and to follow it in our lives.
From the Opening Prayer for the Holy Mass celebrating her feast.
Two Popes separated by 175 years in the first millennium died on this day
Today we commemorate the death of two Popes, one in 672 - Pope Saint Vitalian, the 72nd successor of Peter whose 15 year papacy was highlighted by an expansion of Christianity to Western Europe and the conversion of the Lombards. The other is Pope Sergius II who died twenty-six Pontiffs later in 847 after a three year pontificate remembered for his reconstruction of Rome, specifically the Praetorium or "Holy Stairs." For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see Daily TIME CAPSULES in Church History
The heart steers our actions
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 heart is the mint wherein the coinage of human life is stamped; it is the anvil which forges habits and routines; it is the 'stick' which pilots the plane of life. Sir Walter Scott once said to his son-in-law Lockhart: 'We shall never learn to feel and respect our own calling and destiny, until we have taught ourselves to consider everything as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.'"
Monthly Medjugorje Message for January 2001
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 January 25th message for 2001 and more on Medjugorje, see MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
January 27, 2001 volume 12, no. 27