DAILY CATHOLIC for November 5
volume 8, no. 24
November 5, 1997

"He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
   The above are from Jesus, recorded in Matthew 13:9, Mark 4:9, and Luke 8:8. It reinforces the fact that Sacred Scripture was taught first by ear. For no one could "read" the Word on a wide-spread basis until the fifteenth century. Balancing the scales of time that's a pittance compared to how Scripture from both the Old and New Covenant have been handed down. Scripture is the theme in today's issue as most of the articles and features deal with revelation.

Prayer & Devotion
First off, the Prayer today is vital when ever someone reads any passage of Sacred Scripture for only by asking the Holy Spirit to be with us in digesting the Word will it be a benefit to our mind, heart and soul:

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy Love. Send forth, O Lord, Thy Spirit and they shall be created and Thou shalt the renew the face of the earth. Amen.

Listen, Learn, and Live what God is Telling us!
God is the Source of Divine RevelationWe introduce the on-going series Age of Marian Apparitions today to the DAILY CATHOLIC with the first part of a detailed study of Public and Private Revelation and their connection and relevance to the life of Holy Mother Church. Click on Age of Marian Apparitions to read the first part on Divine Revelation.

Inspiration and Truth of Sacred Scripture
The new Catechism of the Catholic Church strongly affirms the importance of Sacred Scripture in the life of the Church and we bring you a few capsules on this in our daily CATECHISM CAPSULES. Click on Source of Scripture to know exactly where the Church stands.

A Blending of the Old and the New
Significance in Scripture Author Wilmott G. Brown brings us his expertly researched work "The Significance of Lourdes, Fatima, and Medjugorje as explained in Scripture" citing the relevance of Sacred Scripture to authenticate reasons why the Mother of God has come in these times and how they fulfill all that has been prophesied by the Word. Click on In the Evening and in the Spirit of Elijah to further understand the coorelation between Public Revelation and private revelation.

The Liturgy of the Word is Divine Revelation
During this long liturgical period of Ordinary Time, we have the opportunity to delve more into the Word through all the wonderful readings and passages compiled within the Liturgy of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. With no saint being celebrated for the next few days, it is an ideal time to turn our attention to the readings. Click on LITURGY for today and tomorrow's preparation for Holy Mass.

Did you hear the one about...?
There's a joker in all of us and a clean sense of humor is a necessary commodity to keep our wits about us in these days when comedy is so often synonymous with immorality and exploitation. To counter the offensive humor so prevalent in our media today, we bring you your weekly dose of the lighter side in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven! Click on Pathetic Proverbs to have a chuckle or two.

"The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked are brief."

Proverbs 10: 27

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with a Catholic slant

    The Signs continue to come at a warped world at warp speed!
       The natural disasters in Florida, Vietnam, the South Pacific, Central America, the past few days and the unnatural disasters of Supreme Courts point to the fact that we are indeed in those times spoken of in Sacred Scripture. The signs are all around us, and yet, like the ostrich, we stick our heads in the ground, ignoring all the evidence. It may not be long before they won't have any ground to stand on. Click on Wake up, World! to read more.

    Another Supreme Court decision on the right to life!
        On the heels of three decisions handed down by three separate supreme courts in the northern hemisphere, the United States Supreme Court, for once, upheld life...for the time being. Their ruling involved a Wisconsin woman's appeal to cut off the feeding tube of her older sister who has been afflicted with Alzheimer's. As always, red tape has gummed up the works and this case, filed in 1994 is now three years old and the victim in question is caught in the middle. Click on Court to read more.

    "Day of the Dead" in Mexico is hitting home hard thanks to birth control
        The old country of Mexico is getting older and there may not be any hope for the young since there will be so few young in the future. Blame it on the aggressive policy of birth control instituted a few decades ago. Today the fruit appears to be barren as do many of the women who have defied Church teaching by taking contraceptives. Click on Barren to read more.

To review articles appearing this past weekend, click on Archives to read text or the following articles in graphics:

For all other standard features, articles and columns, click on Table of Contents page.

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