<MP>Wednesday, 13 August 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 18:29:31 -0500

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Sts. Pontian and Hippolytus (d. 235) 
Two men died for the faith after harsh treatment and exhaustion in the mines
of Sardinia. One had been pope for five years, the other an antipope for 18.
They died reconciled. Pontian. Pontian was a Roman who served as pope from
230 to 235. During his reign he held a synod which confirmed the
excommunication of the great theologian Origen in Alexandria. Pontian was
banished to exile by the Roman emperor in 235, and resigned so that a
successor could be elected in Rome. He was sent to the "unhealthy" island of
Sardinia, where he died of harsh treatment in 235. With him was Hippolytus
(see below) with whom he was reconciled. The bodies of both martyrs were
brought back to Rome and buried with solemn rites as martyrs.  For more,
follow the link below:

Saint of the Day: http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/SaintofDay/ 

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Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and
whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again, amen, I say to
you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray,
it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three
are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
~Matthew 18:15-20

Scriptures: http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/

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In today's Gospel Jesus gives us steps to help us live in unity.  We can
look for common ground, talk and listen and strive to understand not just
one another, but God and His call in our lives.  If that doesn't work, we
can turn to the Church.  How wonderful it is when "two or three" gather
together in God's name.  We know that when they do, He is in the midst of

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I pray that I may work for unity in the world I live in.  I pray that I may
seek the will of God and know that when I am gathered with others in God's
name, that He is in the midst of us.  I pray that I may do God's will

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We pray for unity in our country and that we may build a Culture of Life. We
pray for the safety of our troops, their safe return and their families at
home.  We pray for a deep and profound respect for life, and for the courage
and willingness to stand up for life. We pray for one another, for those who
have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. Have a
good day!

May God Bless you and those you love, and keep you safe!

Father Pat

      "Be still and know that I am God." ~Psalm 46:10

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