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  • John N. Lupia
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      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 4, Issue 182

      FRIDAY 1 October 2004

      Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor of the Church

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      WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AND
      PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE WHOLE
      WORLD AND FOR CHURCH UNITY

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      INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
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      . COMMITMENT OF CONSTANT FIDELITY TO CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH
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      . GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT MUST BE HUMAN, INTEGRAL, SUSTAINABLE
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      . POPE'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER
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      . Benedictines Back More Leeway and Cooperation
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      . Holy See Reiterates Concerns for Holy Land, Iraq and Africa
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      . LECTIO DIVINA
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      . CATALOGUE OF LINKS
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      . EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL HEART OF MARY
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      . DAILY REMINDER
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      . ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS ARCHIVES
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      . COPYRIGHT NOTICES
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      COMMITMENT OF CONSTANT FIDELITY TO CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 1, 2004 (VIS) - This morning in the Paul VI Hall the Pope received 2,000 pilgrims from the archdiocese of Split-Makarska, Croatia on the occasion of the 17th centenary of the martyrdom of St. Domnio, patron of the archdiocese and city of Split-Makarska.

      After recalling his pastoral visit to the archdiocese on October 4, 1998, John Paul II said: "You come from the place where St. Domnius and other martyrs in the region gave witness to Christ, from the very first centuries to this day, and you have come to the tombs of Peter and Paul and other Roman martyrs. In this way, you wanted to express your adherence to the faith which they confessed."

      "This adherence," he continued, "requires a commitment of constant fidelity to Christ and His Church in order to bear brave and coherent witness in family life, in places of study and work and in other environments in society. Make an effort, therefore, to promote a concrete Christian humanism in your life in both the private and public spheres. May the heroic example of St. Domnius, and the other martyrs who, inspired by solid faith in Christ, sacrificed themselves for the good of their brothers and sisters, guide and sustain you."



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      GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT MUST BE HUMAN, INTEGRAL, SUSTAINABLE

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 1, 2004 (VIS) - Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, is in London where today he addressed the 16th Banking Conference, an annual meeting which is promoted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce for the United Kingdom and includes leaders from the British banking world. The theme of this year's meeting is: "Is there a European model for global economic and social growth?"

      In his talk, the cardinal reflected on ways to make development in the world more human, integral, sustainable and characterized by solidarity. He stated the need for more cooperation in development, noting that currently "the action of cooperation suffers from bureaucratic language, which imposes heavy burdens on the receiving countries in order to meet the requests for supervision and evaluation on the part of donors."

      Greater funding is needed for development, he added, stating that "several governments are moving significantly in this direction, with the moral support of the Holy Father and the Holy See." Cardinal Martino concluded by stressing that "models of development must not degrade extraordinary richness and diversity present in Europe."



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      POPE'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 1, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father's general prayer intention for the month of October is: "That, firm in their faith, Christians may be eager to dialogue with those who belong to another religious tradition."

      His missionary intention is: "That the due presence of Catholics in the national life and media of the Latin-American Continent may increase."



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      Benedictines Back More Leeway and Cooperation


      ROME, SEPT. 30, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The Benedictine Congress of Abbots approved greater autonomy for nuns but also more cooperation between the women religious and the monks of the Order of St. Benedict.

      Father Notker Wolf, the abbot primate, told ZENIT that the Benedictine monks and nuns "are rediscovering our common patrimony … a beautiful and intense experience."

      "The change of the 'Lex Propria' implies that our association with the nuns makes them more autonomous," Father Wolf explained.

      The congress, held in St. Anselm's Abbey, brought together 230 abbots, 24 abbesses and Orthodox monastic representatives. Among the latter were representatives from the Patriarchate of Constantinople, Athens, Moscow and Romania.

      The theme of the congress was "Globalization: Phenomenon, Opportunities and Challenges." The main speakers were Norbert Walter of Deutsche Bank's Council, and Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio.

      Father Wolf told ZENIT that the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls "continues to be of the Benedictines," thus denying reports suggesting that a new community would occupy the Roman landmark.

      Abbot Wolf believes that "it is important that St. Paul's becomes an international monastic center in Rome which will be the hub of ecumenical and spiritual activities." The congress closed Wednesday.



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      Holy See Reiterates Concerns for Holy Land, Iraq and Africa
      Vatican Official Addresses Debate at U.N.

      NEW YORK, SEPT. 30, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The conflict in the Holy Land, the war in Iraq, and the violence in Africa are sources of particular concern for the Holy See in the international scene.

      Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, Vatican secretary for relations with states, expressed these concerns Wednesday when addressing the U.N. General Assembly. He noted that it was first time the Holy See had done so "since the resolution of last July 1 which formalized and specified the rights and prerogatives of its status as a permanent observer, a status which the Holy See has enjoyed since 1964."

      In a lengthy address, the papal representative began by analyzing the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.

      "Above all, there is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which dominated the whole of the second half of the last century," he said. "This conflict is not simply contained within the narrow territorial boundaries of the region itself. Those directly involved are the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority, and they have the grave duty to demonstrate their desire for peace."

      "With this end in view, a 'road map' has been drawn up and formally accepted by both parties," he added. "May they proceed along it with determination and courage!"

      "But the conflict is also followed with intense interest and often with passion by large sections of humanity," Archbishop Lajolo continued.

      "The Catholic Church, present in Palestine for 2,000 years, invites everyone to turn their backs on any action likely to destroy confidence, and to utter generous words of peace and make bold gestures of peace," he said.

      "And if peace is the fruit of justice, let it not be forgotten -- as Pope John Paul II has reminded us -- that there can be no justice without forgiveness. Indeed, without mutual forgiveness. This clearly requires greater moral courage than the use of arms," the archbishop added.

      Monsignor Lajolo spoke of the Iraqi conflict, to remind the assembly of the Holy See's opposition to the U.S.-led military intervention.

      "The position of the Holy See concerning the military action of 2002-2003 is well known," he said. "Everyone can see that it did not lead to a safer world either inside or outside Iraq."

      "The Holy See believes it is now imperative to support the present government in its efforts to bring the country to normality and to a political system that is substantially democratic and in harmony with the values of its historic traditions," the prelate added.

      The Holy See is also "gravely concerned about various African countries Sudan, Somalia, the countries in the Great Lakes region, Ivory Coast, etc., scarred by bloodshed arising from mutual conflicts and even more from internal strife. They need active international solidarity. More specifically, and connaturally, the African Union needs to intervene authoritatively so as to bring all legitimate interested parties around a negotiating table."

      He added: "The African Union has already demonstrated its ability to act successfully in some cases. It deserves recognition and support."


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      LECTIO DIVINA

      Today's lectionary reading is taken from the Gospel of Luke 10:13-16 "Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me." Jesus empowered the Catholic Church giving it His seal as the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. The commission to the apostles continues to this day through their successor, the current bishops that form the Holy See and the Vicar of Christ, John Paul II. Therefore, beloved, listen to what the Church teaches through the Magisterium. This is the voice of Jesus Himself as he so declares. Do not reject the Holy See or the Pope, for such reject Jesus Himself as He so declares. The Christian community has divisions to various degrees due to such rejection. Yet Jesus calls everyone daily to heed His voice and come close to Him in unity. This is the same unity Jesus enjoys with His apostles and their successors to this day. The marks of the Church are rooted in this apostolic unity with Christ at the center. This unity was maintained through time through Christ's Vicar, the Pope. The mark of central authority is attested to by the very fact that we possess a canonical New Testament that has been handed on by the Church to this day. Without a central authority the Gospels would not have survived in the form we have received them, nor any of the epistles, Acts or Revelation. The "Muratorian Fragment," an ancient Latin text, that is clearly a papal document dating to c. AD 150, is the oldest record of the canon of the New Testament written at Rome. It is Peter and his successors that have formed this central authority witnessing to the clear sense of what Matthew 16:18-19 has always meant, understood by the Church from the beginning. With great joy we heed the sweet counsel of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour: "Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me."



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      EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL HEART OFMARY

      When the Eucharistic host is elevated at Mass say:

      "Eternal Father, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
      I offer you the crucified Body of Your dearly beloved Son, Jesus
      Christ, in reparation for all the sins committed against you and for
      the conversion and salvation of the whole world."

      When the Eucharistic chalice is elevated at Mass say:

      "Eternal Father, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
      I offer you the precious Blood of Your dearly beloved Son, Jesus
      Christ, in reparation for all the sins committed against you and for
      the conversion and salvation of the whole world."

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      DAILY REMINDER

      "during this important time, as the eve of the new millennium
      approaches unity among all Christians of the various confessions will
      increase until they reach full communion." John Paul II, Tertio
      Millennio Adveniente, 16

      "Keep close to the Mother of God as if you were the child Jesus
      clinging to her robes while walking down a dusty and busy crowded
      street and you'll always be safe."

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