March 22

The clarion of calm rings loud and clear. FAITH IN THE FAMILY

Congressman Robert Brady, why do you persecute God's innocents? HEROD'S HEROES

Why would a diocese support a pro-abort? "Father, forgive them..."

Day 3 of the Pope's "Jubilee Journey": Bethlehem. JUBILEE MEMORIES

John Paul II Cultural Center Ceremony today. USA News

Pope says Church open to all. News from ROME

Slick Willie tried to pull a slick one for the pro-aborts. Pro Life News

Vicente Fox welcomes new Vatican nuncio to Mexico. Universal News

Anniversary of beatification of one of Africa's favorite sons TIME CAPSULES

...These and much more in Today's issue for
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THURSDAY     March 22, 2001     volume 12, no. 81
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The Silent Force is the Source!
In this noisy world that we clamor for, we need to shut out the static and tune in to the whispers. It's easy to do if we listen for the telling tones of God's Will.

   In this issue Jane Dalton shares the secrets for rising above the din of the cacaphony that clutters our lives. She points out that God's Heavenly clarion of wisdom is ringing clearly in our ears and hearts if only we He attune our hearts to hear it. The Holy Spirit, our guardian angels, the saints and Divine Revelation are constantly ringing our bell. The question is: Is anyone home? For her column God is still talking - but are we listening? , see FAITH IN THE FAMILY

Cardinal Bevilacqua: We implore you to call Congressman Robert Brady to task for his unyielding pro-abortion stance.

Cardinal McCarrick Cardinal Bevilacqua   Today's "Herod's Hero" is the Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania Congressman Robert A. Brady. We call on him to repent and for his shepherd in Philadelphia Cardinal Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, along with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Shepherd of the nation's capitol see, to issue the ultimatum of the "Bell, Book, and Candle" if he will not hear even the Church. We beg of the Bishops, to stand up for the Roman Catholic Church, to exact the discipline all Catholics are expected to follow. We implore Brady to amend his ways, to turn away from embracing the pro-abort stance with no mercy for the lives of millions of unborn. For another betrayer who seeks to perpetuate the culture of death and slay the innocents, see HEROD'S HEROES

Why would the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown coop with a known pro-abort despite the righteous pleas of Pro Life advocates not to? Money! Blood Money!

  Today, in this feature, we present the second of a three-part series by Dr. Brian J. Kopp in which he details the deadly agenda of the pro-aborts in Pennsylvania aided by the Judas among Catholics - Governor Tom Ridge Dr. Kopp features today the feeble explanation on why the Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown Bishop Joseph V. Adamec refused to speak out against Ridge's pro-abort policies, although Erie's Bishop Donald Trautman did. For part two, see "Father, forgive them..."

Day Three in the Holy Land: Bethlehem - the "Heart of the Journey"

   On this day one year ago Pope John Paul II reached the midpoint of his historic "Jubilee Journey" in retracing salvation history from Abraham to Paul. On this day the Holy Father celebrated an outdoor Papal Mass in Manger Square outside the Basilica of the Nativity , then a private prayerful visit to the Grotto of the Nativity before a moving experience while visiting the poor refugees at Dehyishe. See, JUBILEE MEMORIES

The Light of Truth must conquer the darkness of deception

   Today in our 223rd installment of our catechetical series on My Catholic Faith we present the second of two parts on the Eighth Commandment "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." In this issue we treat the Sins Against Truth as we focus on untruths, gossip and other forms of lying and deceiving that leads others into believing a lie is the truth. For today's installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH.

Church is all inclusive of all God's children Holy Father affirms

  While many in the media and the modernists might misinterpret Pope John Paul II's remarks about upholding equality among all men as acceptance of the gay agenda, it very much does not for all are welcome in the Church, but to be in full membership they, as must all Catholics, obey the laws of God and heed the moral compass of the Church in honoring chastity at all times. All are called to be chaste, even married couples in the chastefulness of conjugal love. Anything other than that is Sodom and Gomorrah. No ifs, ands, or buts! For more, see News from ROME

Pope John Paul II Cultural Center to Open Today

   President George W. Bush, in a short statement at the White House Wednesday testified that the best way to honor Pope John Paul II, who will be honored today when the center is officially dedicated, is to live what he preaches. The president made his remarks in the presence of over 60 Catholic officials in town for today's ceremonies. For more, see USA News

Pro-aborts will stop at nothing to redefine semantics

   Pro-aborts in the Senate are trying to overturn President Bush's decision to reinstate the Mexico City ban on overseas funding of abortions. Meanwhile it was also revealed that Bill Clinton cleverly tried to ramrod through legislation that would tip the scales in favor of pro-abort research by changing the nomenclature from "child" to "fetus" trying to depersonalize the baby in the womb. For more, see Pro Life News

President Vicente Fox extends warm welcome to new Vatican ambassador

   The Mexican government seeks a relation of cooperation with the Catholic Church, because "society is lacking many values," President Vicente Fox said when he received the new Vatican ambassador Archbishop Giuseppe Bertello to the country. Fox is the first Mexican president in 70 years who is not a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). PRI legally marginalized the life and activities of religious confessions in the country, especially the Catholic Church. The Vatican and Mexico re-established diplomatic relations in 1992, after a 125-year break. For more, see Universal News    ALSO:

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Lenten Weekday

  Today and tomorrow are devoted to the Lenten Liturgy. Tomorrow is also the Optional Feast of Saint Toribius de Mogrovejo, Bishop. For these liturgies, see Daily LITURGY
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THURSDAY, March 22:
Lenten Weekday

    First Reading: Jeremiah 7: 23-28
    Psalms: Psalm 95: 1-2, 6-9
    Gospel Reading: Luke 11: 14-23

"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters."     Luke 11: 23

The Voice of the Disciple

    And I said: Blessed is the man, whom Thou, O Lord, hast instructed and taught out of Thy law, that Thou mayest give him rest from the evil days, and that he may not be desolate upon the earth.

From Book III, Chapter III of "The Imitation of Christ" by Thomas a Kempis.

Blessed TansiCardinal Arinze The blossoming of Africa from the bud of beatification

   On this day three years ago in 1998, Pope John Paul II beatified in Nigeria Blessed Father Michael Cyprian Iwene Tansi a holy Trappist monk and first native-born Nigerian missionary with the man who worked so hard for his beatification - Cardinal Francis Arinze concelebrating the Mass. The latter, now President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Nigeria's first cardinal, was baptized by Blessed Tansi as a youth. For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see Daily TIME CAPSULES in Church History

The empty soul feeds satan's needs

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".

    "Whence came the millions to accept the superstition of Nazism, Fascism, and Communism if it were not from an emptiness of soul brought about by a loss of faith? The essence of political superstition is the identification of the laboring class and Messianism."

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