DAILY CATHOLIC for November 13
volume 8, no. 30   
THURSDAY
November 13, 1997


Learning our 3 R's
      Long before there was PS 151 or the NEA or PTA's, there were teachers who truly cared about instilling values in their charges such as Respect, Reverence and Right. One of these was Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini whose feast we celebrate today. Back in the days of the one-room school houses and great sacrifices to send their children to school, Mother Cabrini roamed the streets of America's largest cities and the plains of the midwest all the way to the Rocky Mountains, establishing schools and planting the fruits of vocations and solid citizenship in the country wherever she went. Her story is detailed in today's Liturgy. Just click on LITURGY OF THE DAY.

The example and exemplification she left us and how far we've strayed from those ideals is the special topic of Cyndi Cain's perspective on education. Click on PEWPOINT Too to read how far the school system has declined.



The Collapse of Camelot
The decline of education is tied to the decline of America morally which began in the 1960's and coincided with the beginning of turmoil inside Holy Mother Church in the immediate aftermath of the Second Vatican Council. This collapse and the end of the age of innocence is chronicled in this week's feature series entitled WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM? We present the forty eighth installment of this on-going mega-series on the state of the Church today, as we sound the twenty second clarion this year in a wake-up call to all Catholics to beware of the false prophets in the American Church. Click on Camelot Collapses

PRAYER & DEVOTION
Today's prayer is a simple one that elevates the accomplishments in education and caring love which Mother Cabrini exhibited to all she met. The prayer is taken from the Opening Prayer for today's Holy Mass. Your assignment, class, learn it. You don't after to memorize it, but know its meaning.
God our Father, You called Frances Xavier Cabrini from Italy to serve the immigrants of America. By her example teach us concern for the stranger, the sick and the frustrated. By her prayers help us to see Christ in all the men and women we meet.


We must do our homework!
We can get fed a lot of bologna, and we're not talking about the school cafeteria but rather the agenda of "cafeteria-Catholics" and radical liberals who have succeeded in pulling the wool over the eyes of many of the faithful in respect to changes due to Vatican II. When we do our homework, we realize in a True/False quiz, most of the answers the modernists claim are: False. Yet the abuses continue. We expose some of them by going to the source, the post-conciliar documents of the Second Vatican Council. In this week's installment we lay it out straight regarding the responsibilities of Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, a new phenomenon during the last thirty years that has rubbed many Catholics the way scratching a blackboard does. Once that chill subsides, Click on VATICAN II VERIFICATIONS to get it straight from the teachers: the Council Fathers.

We continue dealing with the topic of the Eucharist, taken from the new Catechism of the Catholic Church in clarifying what Holy Mother Church is asking of the faithful. Just Click on today's CATECHISM CAPSULES



Graduation Day isn't that far away!
In the A Call To Peace section today, under Revelation, we bring you this week's installment of the inspiring and pertinent messages for our times imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart by Our Lord and His Blessed Mother over a four and a half year period. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." for messages one hundred four and one hundred five. The Monthly Message below reinforces the importance of Our Lady's mission in these latter days of the second millennium.

Medjugorje Monthly Message
October 25th Message

The Gospa Dear children: Also, today I am with you and I call all of you to renew yourselves by living my messages. Little children, may prayer be life for you and may you be an example to others. Little children, I desire for you to become carriers of Peace and of God's Joy to today's world without peace. That is why, little children, pray, pray, pray! I am with you and I bless you with my motherly peace. Thank you for having responded to my call!

For more on Medjugorje, Click on MEDJUGORJE



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with a Catholic slant

HEADLINES:
    Clinton mistrust puts pro-lifers on alert
        While Hilary Clinton spews the culture of death in Russia, most notably the republic of Kazahkstan on her supposedly "good will" tour spouting the glories of birth control, her husband is meeting in back rooms trying to fenagle to get his fast-track initiative untracked. From Republican and pro-life reports one should be on guard for many think he is making a pact with the devil, wheeling and dealing to get his way and not lose face. Losing faith in what God wants or what the American people think...well, that's a different story! His shenanigans have Congress on top alert as to what he'll try next. click on Slick Willy to read more.
    Archbishop infuriates liberals by not recognizing their furor!
       Chicago Archbishop Francis George, OMI won't be bullied. He's proving that by standing up to modernist priests who had their way under the former ordinary of the archdiocese. Not any more! Despite sending a letter that said they would not obey, the archbishop dismissed them as harmless, an interesting tactic in fending off the radicals. Click on Archbishop George
    to read more.

    Attack of Laryngitis can't keep Pope from his appointed rounds
        Not even a case of cold that has left the Holy Father weak and quite hoarse could prevent him from appearing at his regularly scheduled Wednesday audience before a packed house in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican. He kept his words to a minimum but still continued his weekly treatise on Our Lady's role and her ecumenical impact on many faiths. Click on Wednesday Audience
    to read more.

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PROVERB OF THE DAY
"Hear, O children, a father's instruction, be attentive, that you may gain understanding! Yes, excellent advice I give you; my teaching do not forsake.'"

Proverbs 4: 1-2

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