March 9

Who do you trust? Dr. Tom Droleskey has some hints. Christ or chaos

Turner's in trouble but we'll turn the other cheek. CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Congresswoman Sanchez, why do you persecute the innocents? HEROD'S HEROES

Getting passionate about the Passion. Sr. Lucy's Column

Pope takes time during Retreat to express his delight with Greek invite News from ROME

Planned Barrenhood lashing out at Bush now. Pro Life News

Are there a few just men out there to save Sodom? USA News

Top 10 reasons to fight satan. Universal News

Anniversary of the birth and death of two Patron Saints of the youth TIME CAPSULES

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FRIDAY     March 9, 2001     volume 12, no. 68
Lenten Weekday
Optional Feast of Saint Frances of Rome, Religious

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Clinton has cast a dark shadow that lurks in the political chambers and chanceries
      "No one who supports a single abortion is fit to serve in any capacity in government,"

    Today, Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D. warns all that Bill Clinton may not be in charge but he is still very much having the run of things - either in the media or his self-appointed backslappers for his major spinmeister is satan and the devil has plenty of help from both Democrat and Republican pro-aborts. Tom counsels loyal Catholics to be very careful who you trust because there are more in bed with lucifer than you might think. There is only One you can trust. Saint Faustina identified Him: "Jesus, I trust in You!" For his column, Protected by the Angels of Darkness, see CHRIST OR CHAOS

Photo of Ted Turner from New York Post
With friends like this who needs enemies!?

   In our commentary today, we affirmatively respond to the anti-Catholic rhetoric, most specifically the recent assinine remarks by the "Mouth of the South." We could be insulted, but when you consider who is doing the insulting then, to borrow Alfred E. Newman's catch phrase, "What, me worry?" As Jesus says in Matthew 10: 28, fear those who desire to sway your soul. Sorry, Ted, you're not going to win me over! For our editorial I'm a 'Jesus Freak' and proud of it!, see CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Attention Bishop Tod Brown: We implore you to call California Rep. Loretta Sanchez to task for her unyielding pro-abort stance.

  Today's "Herod's Hero" is from California's 46th District of the the U.S. House of Representatives: Rep. Loretta Sanchez-Brixey. We call on her to repent and for her bishop Bishop Tod D. Brown of the Diocese of the Orange Diocese in Southern California, along with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Shepherd of the nation's capitol see, to issue the ultimatum of the "Bell, Book, and Candle" if she 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 her blatant pro-abortion record during her short term, Sanchez has shown a disdain for Catholic doctrine and has been a willing accomplice to satan. We implore her to amend her ways, to turn away from embracing the pro-abort stance with no mercy for the lives of millions of unborn. By her actions she is guilty of being an accomplice to murder through her 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

There are many inspiring ways we can better meditate on the Passion and Death of Christ during Lent .

   In her column today, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto points out why Jesus suffered so and died for us. It is something we should never, ever forget. Besides Daily Mass and other devotions, Sister shares some resources with the reader that can help illustrate and indelibly etch in the reader's heart and mind how much He loves us. For her column "If I Be Lifted Up...", see GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Holy See acknowledges Greek Orthodox approval as Papal Retreat continues

   While the Holy Father continues his Papal Lenten Retreat conducted by Francis Cardinal George, OMI, his representative Joacqin Navarro-Nalls confirmed the Vatican has acknowledged the Greek Orthodox approval of the Papal Visit and it will most probably be in early May. For more, see News from ROME

Sodom by the Bay is really asking for God's vengeance!

   As if San Francisco isn't going the way of the devil, now the city itself is expediting the onrush into hell with approving sex-change surgeries for all city employees. The fact this money comes from tax payers, many of who uphold traditional family values, many who are moral, is a slap in the face to them and a definite slap in God's face Who made the person the sex they are. But the gays want to change their bodies to suit their lifestyle and therein Sodom by the Bay has become far, far worse than the ancient Sodom. For more, see USA News

Overseas pro-aborts getting desperate as they lash out at Bush!

   Planned Parenthood has its tentacles in every country and right now it is trying to blot out the fact that millions of innocents have been murdered in the womb by spreading the murky ink of name calling. This time they're spinning to the international community and targeting President George W. Bush, calling him a fascist for reinstituting the ban on funding overseas abortions. That's big bucks Planned Barrenhood stands to lose and so they'll do anything to gain sympathy and more moula no matter what they say. For more, see Pro Life News

Archbishop of Genoa lets his flock know how to handle ol' horn-head!

   In this time when so many are led to believe the devil doesn't exist, the Archbishop of Genoa Dionigi Cardinal Tettamanzi is letting his flock know in no uncertain terms that satan does indeed exist. To arm the faithful he has laid out ten ways to combat the evil one which are included inside. For more, see Universal News    ALSO:

For more Daily News, we recommend sources we rely on. For these news agencies, see News Sources

Lenten Weekday and
Optional Feast of
Saint Frances of Rome

  Today and tomorrow we observe the Lenten Liturgy. Today is also the Optional Feast of Saint Frances of Rome, Religious. For these liturgies, see Daily LITURGY
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FRIDAY, March 9:
Lenten Weekday
Optional Feast of Saint Frances of Rome

    First Reading: Ezekiel 18: 21-28
    Psalms: Psalm 130: 1-8
    Gospel Reading: Matthew 5: 20-26

"You have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'Thou shalt not kill'; and that whoever shall kill shall be liable to judgment."     Matthew 5: 21

Opening Prayer for the Mass honoring Saint Frances of Rome

   Merciful Father, in Frances of Rome You have given us a unique example of love in marriage as well as in religous life. Keep us faithful in Your service, and help us to see and follow You in all the aspects of life.

On the Way to Calvary

Fridays are the traditional day in Lent when we include the devotions to the Stations of the Cross. See Way of the Cross

The Birth and Death of Two Youth who exemplified virtue

   Today is the anniversary of two young seminarians who, though they died before becoming priests, went on to garner the Church's highest reward - sainthood. On this date in 1568 Saint Aloysius Gonzaga was born in Lombardy Spain. Though his father wanted him to have a military career, he opted to be a soldier of Christ, studying for the priesthood with the Jesuits where he caught the plague while teaching the Gospel to the poorest of the poor in Rome. He died on June 21, 1591 at the age of 23. 289 years to the day, another man of Aloysius' holiness Saint Dominic Savio died on this day of tuberculosis in 1857 at only 15. He had been a protege of Saint John Bosco who served as Postulator for his young protege. He was canonized by Pope Pius XII in 1954, proclaiming him Patron Saint of Choirs and Juvenile Delinquents. For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see Daily TIME CAPSULES in Church History

One who is truly content never broods

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".

    "Contentment does not mean immunity from trial, for it can know sighs and tears, but its feelings are never allowed to run into fretfulness. If it cannot have what it wants, it never broods over its disappointments but brightens them by sweet submission."

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