DAILY CATHOLIC for November 4
volume 8, no. 23
November 4, 1997

St. Charles Borromeo   Good Morning, Class, and thank you St. Charles!
   Today Catechists everywhere are celebrating the feast of their patron saint Saint Charles Borromeo. His story and the readings for today and tomorrow's Mass can be found in the LITURGY section of this edition. While CCD teachers strive to fulfill all he began, the rest of us pray that God's Will will be fulfilled in re-educating the lukewarm Catholics as to what the Church truly teaches. We also honor St. Charles by highlighing "Catechesis to the youth." Click onCatechism Capsules

    While we hear of countless rumors of war on the horizon in the mideast, we're reminded that eighteen years ago today Iranian militants took 62 hostages at the United States Embassy in Tehran.

    On the lighter side, today would have been Abraham LIncoln's 155th anniversary of his marriage to Mary Todd. Faithfulness is such a valuable commodity today that is shunned by so many. We doubt if ol' honest Abe and Mary were alive today they would have let Clinton sleep in the Lincoln bedroom! We also feel quite assured "Mr. Penny" were president today there would be no abortion and this country would be morally on the right path, for he always called on the Almighty for all decisions. ...Still on the lighter side: Since for many tomorrow is a fast day, stock up food today. We might suggest an inexpensive and protein-filled menu - peanut butter. After all, it was 102 years ago today that the patent for this gummy, gooey treat was submitted. Speaking of gummy, we hope we're getting all the gum out of the works for a smoother running DAILY CATHOLIC. We are working around the clock to identify all problems and clarify them so everything will run smoothly. If you run into a problem, just drop us a note on the e-line at CATHOLIC-INTERNET NETWORK webmaster. This way we can respond faster to any problems we may not be aware of. We test the pages out on both Netscape 4.0 and Explorer 4.0. Also, if there is something that you'd like to see on these pages...or don't want to see as much of, let us know also at DAILY CATHOLIC editor. This is your publication and we want to please. We think you will be pleased with the ease you'll have in just clicking on the printer icon to print out the entire issue in usually two printings. To do this now, just Click on Section One and Section Two. This should not take any more than twelve pages and usually less if your font is set in smaller case. You may also print each page as you view it by following printing instructions on each page.

Prayer & Devotion
The Prayer for today is taken from the Ambrosian missal as the Preface for today's feast of Saint Charles Borromeo:

Today we wish to praise You as we recall our saintly bishop Charles, who glorified You by his eminent virtues. You gave him to the Church as a solicitous shepherd who was a shining light in the darkness of the world and, inflamed with ardent charity, was for your flock a mirror of life and a model of justice. He led to You the people entrusted to his care and in moments of difficulty he was able to sustain his people with dedicated love.

New Advent SupersiteEverything you always wanted to know about Catholicism but didn't know where to find it!
Yes, folks, there is such a site on the web. A simple, graphics site that is a virtual library of everything you'd want to look up on Catholicism, the saints, the popes, dogma, doctrine, etc. To find out more about this super site featured in today's Significant Sites click on Supersite to see a concise review of the New Advent Catholic Supersite.

Fr. John Hampsch, C.M.F>Heavenly Healing!
Father John Hampsch, C.M.F., the charismatic healing evangelist priest shares phenomenal accounts of healing and faith in Keys to Living God's Will. His column, composed of a excerpts from his best-selling book "Faith: Key to the Heart of God" has been a popular addition to this publication because of the many testimonials supplied. To hear it first hand, Click on "High Octane Healing" - part one to discover two great miracles that could only have come from Heaven.

The inspiring Lessons/Meditations from Our Lord and His Blessed Mother, imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in early 1995, carry with them tremendous inspiration and encouragement in our struggles of striving to do God's Will in all things. BLINK Click on THE STRUGGLES OF THIS LIFE BEAR FRUIT FOR ETERNAL LIFE.
Crusading for the Church
The Crusades are glorified today, but for those living in those medieval time, it was anything but glorious. Bloody and bowed they gave their all for Christ. In the forty sixth installment of our acclaimed on-going series on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH we detail the travails the 167th pontiff suffered through in launching the fateful Second Crusade. Click onPope Blessed Eugene III: The Last of the Crusaders for Reform.

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with a Catholic slant

    Jews lay guilt trip on Vatican for not going far enough in Anti-Semitism Conference, but Pope humbly and nobly stands his ground
       The American head of the B'nai B'rith, Tommy P. Baer passed out a back-sided compliment to the Holy Father yesterday from his Washington D.C.. While he applauded the Pope's strong condemnation of anti-Semitism as a grave "offense against God and the Church," Baer took potshots at the Church that exposed his ignorance of the entire situation. Click on B'nai B'rith to read more.

    Canadian Supreme Court waffles, then pancakes the poor fetus as persona non gratis
        Here we go again! Now we have a triangle of decisions by Supreme Courts on the rights of the unborn and from Florida to California to Canada none make sense in the order of logic and life. In fact life is the issue that has died in the hearts of these lawmakers as they deny the God-given creation of the embryo and the dignity of the human being. Click on Canada to read more.

    Will there or won't there be a Consistory this year?
       The much-anticipated Consistory may be off the board in Las Vegas, but in Church circles the odds are very much alive as "Vatican watchdogs" wage their opinions on when the Pope will officially call the Consistory, the first in three years, and who will be selected. Speculation is running amok as they watch the Holy Father's every move, trying to stay a step ahead of his thinking. Click on Odds to read more.

"The tongue of the wise pours out knowledge, but the mouth of fools spurts forth folly."
Proverbs 15: 2

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