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    Roman Catholic News Volume 5, Issue 139 FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2005 * * * WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AND PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY FOR THE
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      Roman Catholic News

      Volume 5, Issue 139

      FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2005


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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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      . HOLY FATHER VISITS PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL NEAR THE VATICAN
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      . POPE BENEDICT'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER
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      . AUDIENCES
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      . New Norms Issued for Rites of Beatification
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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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      HOLY FATHER VISITS PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL NEAR THE VATICAN
       
      VATICAN CITY, SEP 30, 2005 (VIS) - This morning the Holy Father visited the "Bambin Gesu" pediatric hospital, located very near the Vatican. The hospital, which is the property of the Holy See, is an internationally-renowned center for the care of children, both in the field of medical care and of biomedical research.
       
        After visiting a number of the hospital's departments and greeting many sick children and their families, the Pope moved to the lecture hall where he greeted the hospital president, members of the administrative council, medical staff and the civil authorities.
       
        Francesco Silvano, president of the hospital, recalled how the "Bambin Gesu" was founded in 1869, thanks to "a charitable gesture by the noble family of Salviati (who) ... 80 years ago donated it to Pope Pius XI. Since then the hospital has been considered an organ of the Holy See, under the governance and control of the Secretariat of State."
       
        In his address Benedict XVI explained that, for his first visit to a hospital as Pope, he had chosen the "Bambin Gesu" for two reasons: "because this institution belongs to the Holy See," and "so that I too can bear witness to Jesus' love for children. ... In everyone who suffers, even more so if they are small and defenseless, there is Jesus Who welcomes us and awaits our love."
       
        The Holy Father highlighted how work in the hospital "calls for great willingness and constant efforts to increase available resources, it requires attention, a spirit of sacrifice, patience and disinterested love, so that mothers and fathers may find here a place that breathes hope and serenity, even in moments of acute apprehension."
       
        "Here you concern yourselves with ensuring excellent treatment, not just from the point of view of healthcare, but also in human terms. This approach, which is valid for all healthcare centers, must especially distinguish those that are inspired by evangelical principles."
       
        After thanking hospital personnel for their help "in this work of such great human value, which also represents a most effective form of apostolate," the Pope said: "May the Church herself be the heart of the hospital: from Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist and the gentle Doctor of bodies and souls, draw the spiritual strength to comfort and cure the patients here."
       
        Benedict XVI concluded his remarks by saying that in the hospital it is possible "to offer concrete and effective witness of the Gospel, in contact with suffering humanity. Here, through deeds, the power of Christ is proclaimed, Who with His spirit heals and transforms human existence. Let us pray that, together with the cure, the love of Jesus is imparted to the young guests."
       
        After his visit, the Pope returned to the Vatican by car.




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      POPE BENEDICT'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER
       
      VATICAN CITY, SEP 30, 2005 (VIS) - Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for the month of October is: "That Christians may not be discouraged by the attacks of secularized society, but with complete trust, may bear witness to their faith and hope."
       
        His mission intention is: "That the faithful may join to their fundamental duty of prayer the support also of economic contributions to the missionary works."



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      AUDIENCES
       
      VATICAN CITY, SEP 30, 2005 (VIS) - This evening, the Holy Father is scheduled to receive in separate audiences Archbishop William Joseph Levada, emeritus of San Francisco, U.S.A., and prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, accompanied by Archbishop Angelo Amato S.D.B., secretary of the same congregation.




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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
       
      VATICAN CITY, SEP 30, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Dundee, South Africa, presented by Bishop Michael Vincent Paschal Rowland O.F.M., upon having reached the age limit.




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      New Norms Issued for Rites of Beatification
      From the Congregation for Sainthood Causes

      VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 29, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican Congregation for Sainthood Causes published the new dispositions on the rite of beatification in the Church.

      The move reflects part of the novelties that have been introduced under Benedict XVI's pontificate.

      The norms are in keeping with the conclusions of a theological-pastoral study on the rites of beatifications and canonizations approved by Benedict XVI.
      Reported today in a brief communiqué -- signed by Cardinal José Saraiva Martins and Archbishop Edward Nowak, the prefect and secretary, respectively, of the Vatican congregation -- the indications were published in the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano.

      According to the new dispositions, there is no change in the fact that "canonization, which attributes to the blessed the devotion of the whole Church, will be presided over by the Supreme Pontiff."

      However, "beatification, which is always a papal act, will be celebrated by a representative of the Holy Father, who will usually be the prefect of the Congregation for Sainthood Causes."

      The "rite of beatification will take place in the diocese that promoted the cause of the new blessed, or in another locality considered suitable."

      In any case, "the rite of beatification may take place in Rome … at the request of the bishops and proponents of the cause," with the advice of the Vatican Secretariat of State.

      Finally, the dicastery points out that "the rite of beatification will take place in the Eucharistic celebration, unless special liturgical reasons suggest that the latter take place in the course of the celebration of the Word or of the Liturgy of the Hours."


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      LECTIO DIVINA

      CHAPTER 18: The Blessed Sacrament (pages 80-83)


      Johannes Tauler (1300-1361/2), a Dominican priest, mystic and theologian of Strasburg, wrote on the Blessed Sacrament in one of his books called the Institutions.


      "'No place is there to be found such copious grace as here' says Tauler in his "Institutions", 'where the senses and the faculties of the soul are recollected and united by the power and the efficacy of the bodily presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.'" (page 80)

      The grace received by the soul in Holy Communion transforms it from within. It is not necessarily sensitive grace, that is, something that we can feel or experience, but rather, a spiritual energy God gives us to change and transform. This changing and transforming ability has to do with our values conforming to those of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Christ's values are spiritual and moral. Reflection into our own minds and hearts, looking at our attitudes, our values is what brings about change and transformation into Christ when we recognize and acknowledge to ourselves a change of heart is in order. God can give us all the graces necessary for this change to take place but it is still up us to make the changes through humble reflection, prayer and self-awareness.

      "Any saint will tell you that he has no fear for the future of the universe and the human race because he knows that the sacramental presence of our Lord is with us till the end of the world, and that this means mercy. He knows it because he has hope, and hope is developed in him through the sacrament of Holy Eucharist." (page 82)

      It is the Holy Eucharist that manifests the words of Christ: "The kingdom of God is within you." (cf page 83)

      Dom Hubert van Zeller, OSB, The Choice of God. (Springfield, Illinois:
      Templegate, reprint 1963) ISBN : 87243-047-2


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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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