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WEDNESDAY
March 14

Dr. Frank points out the obvious. Pro Life Prescriptions

If the Pope's upset with Germany, what's he going to do with the US?! CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Senator Patrick Leahy, why do you persecute the innocents? HEROD'S HEROES

John Paul II chastises German Bishops big time! News from ROME

Archbishop Flores resting in San Antonio hospital.USA News

Russian Catholics and their shepherd furious over tactics. Universal News

Congressional hearings on Pro Life bill tomorrow. Pro Life News

We need to tighten the strings. SIMPLY SHEEN

...These and much more in Today's issue for
Wednesday
March 14, 2001

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We do indeed reap what we sow!

The media made a circus out of the school shootings last week. Two died and everyone missed the real 'why' of it all. Meanwhile, 10,000 more children died and no one said 'boo.' The media hounds were nowhere to be found. We are devouring our own through condoning the 'silent' sin that shrieks to Heaven for vengeance! Can't you hear the 'silent screams'? The media can't, but God does!!!

  Today, Dr. Frank Joseph pinpoints why Charles Andrew Williams decided to start shooting last Monday and why countless copycats followed suit. They have no respect for life because the adults don't. If society did, they'd realize the shock, the outrage of the Holocaust of the Womb. Yet, puzzled and bewildered everyone psychoanalyzes the situation and conjures up every other reason to place the blame on why kids kill. It's because they learn from the blind who can't see they're killing millions. Until we stop killing our own, not one psychiatrist is going to help one iota. Only the Divine Physician can heal a badly damaged and evil generation. For Dr. Frank's column today Another Tragedy! Will We Ever Learn? see PRO LIFE PRESCRIPTIONS

Bishop Kenneth Angell: We implore you to call Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy to task for his pro-abortion stance.


Cardinal McCarrick Bishop Angell   Today's "Herod's Hero" is the Democratic Senator from Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. If his picture looks fuzzy, look at his voting record on Pro-Life issues! We call on him to repent and for his Burlington shepherd Bishop Kenneth A. Angell along with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Shepherd of the nation's capitol see, to issue the ultimatum of the "Bell, Book, and Candle" if Senator Leahy will not hear even the Church. We beg of you, dear Bishops, to stand up for the Roman Catholic Church, to exact the discipline all Catholics are expected to follow. By Leahy's pro-abortion record during his five terms in the senate, he has shown a disdain for Catholic doctrine and has been a willing accomplice to satan. We implore him to amend his ways, to turn away from embracing the pro-abort stance with no mercy for the lives of millions of unborn. By his actions as a 'Catholic' he is guilty of being an accomplice to murder through his promotion, voting record and legislation of pro-abortion measures. For another betrayer who seeks to perpetuate the culture of death and slay the innocents, see HEROD'S HEROES

Reprimand Mandate

How soon will the Holy Father lower the boom on the bishops in America?

  In our commentary today we compare the ills of Germany with those in America. In truth, the problems in Europe don't amount to a hill of beans compared to the atrocities going on in the States. If the Pope came down hard on the German prelates, imagine how he's going to treat the United States Bishops. God knows they need something to wake them up and turn the Church back into God's good graces. As the Church goes, so goes America. Right now that's not too encouraging. For our editorial The buck stops with the bishops! see CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Pope's Blunt Letter to German Bishops leaked to Press

   A very stern warning issued by Pope John Paul II on the day of the Consistory in February and meant only for the Bishops has been leaked by one of the bishops to the German Press quite possibly in an effort to stir division among Catholics in Germany. The Holy Father warned the bishops severely of their failure to curb the heresies and abuses that are occurring among Catholics in Germany. Could the U.S. be next for such a warning? See today's editorial. For more, see News from ROME
ALSO:

San Antonio's Archbishop Flores recovering after emergency heart surgery

   Texas' highest-ranking prelate Archbishop Patrick Flores will be out of commission for about a month after emergency heart surgery on Sunday at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio. He had gone in for an angioplasty but, like David Letterman, doctors found several arteries clogged and operated immediately. Had he not had the surgery they say he would have undoubtedly had a heart attack within the week. For more, see USA News
ALSO:

"Unborn Victims of Violence Act" Hearings in House tomorrow

   The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution will hold hearings Thursday on the "Unborn Victims of Violence Act" (HR 503), pro-life legislation that would establish additional penalties for a criminal who kills or injures an unborn child in the course of committing a crime against a pregnant mother, such as assault. The bill would create a separate criminal offense if an individual causes death or injury to a "member of the species Homo sapiens at all stages of development.'' For more, see Pro Life News
ALSO:

Archbishop of Moscow incensed at Radical Russian's threats


   Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Moscow says that he is "indignant," and the Catholic faithful are "seriously concerned," in reaction to accusations by the nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky that the Catholic Church is acting as an expansionist power in Russia. For more, see Universal News    ALSO:

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Lenten Weekday

  Today and tomorrow are devoted to the Lenten Liturgy. For these liturgies, see Daily LITURGY
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WEDNESDAY, March 14:
Lenten Weekday

    First Reading: Jeremiah 18: 18-20
    Psalms: Psalm 31: 4-5, 14-16
    Gospel Reading: Matthew 20: 17-28

"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the Scribe; and they will condemn Him to death, and will deliver Him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified; and on the third day He will rise again."     Matthew 20: 18-19


The Voice of the Disciple
    Behold, when love proceeds; what condescension shines forth; how great thanks and praises are due to Thee for these things. Oh, how wholesome and profitable Thy design when Thou did institute this; how sweet and full of joy this banquet, in which Thou gives Thyself to be our food. How admirable is Thy working, O Lord; how mighty Thy virtue; how infallible Thy truth! For Thou speaks, and all things were made; and that was done which Thou did Thyself command.
From Book IV, Chapter II of "Imitation of Christ" by Thomas a Kempis.

Present Pope has continued to call for an end to violence in Indonesia

   On this day two years ago, His Holiness John Paul II made yet another plea to stop the terrible clashes in Indonesia where many homes and churches had been burned. Despite his cry for peace, the violence continued both in East Timor and in Maluku. Since that time the new president of Indonesia has apologized for the violence in East Timor and other regions of Indonesia brought on by radical militias and the Indonesia military under a general who thought he was immune from any sanctions. Yet, just last week 3,000 were decapitated in Borneo, part of the Indonesian Archipelego. For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see Daily TIME CAPSULES in Church History

The good of sacrifice makes the effort worthwhile

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 violin strings, if they were conscious, would complain when the musician tightened them, but this is because they do not see that the sacrificial strain was necessary before they could produce a perfect melody. Evils actually become lighter by patient endurance and benefits are poisoned by discontent."

Monthly Medjugorje Message for February 2001


For Our Lady's February 25th message for 2001 and more on Medjugorje, see MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

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