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  • John N. Lupia
    Roman Catholic News Volume 5, Issue 150 WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER 2005 Memorial of Saint John de Brébeuf, priest and martyr, Saint Isaac Jogues, priest and martyr,
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      Roman Catholic News

      Volume 5, Issue 150

      WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER 2005


      Memorial of Saint John de Brébeuf, priest and martyr, Saint Isaac Jogues, priest and martyr, and their companions, martyrs


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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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      . MEETING OF LANGUAGE GROUPS
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      . GOD IS NOT AN IMPLACABLE SOVEREIGN BUT A LOVING FATHER
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      . NINETEENTH GENERAL CONGREGATION
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      . SUNDAY: CONCLUSION OF SYNOD, CANONIZATION OF FIVE BLESSEDS
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      . LIFE AND MISSION OF CARDINAL CAPRIO UNITED ON THE ALTAR
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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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      MEETING OF LANGUAGE GROUPS
       
      VATICAN CITY, OCT 19, 2005 (VIS) - This morning, the Synod Fathers met in Working Groups, or language groups, in order to prepare the collective amendments to the propositions. Their deliberations will continue this afternoon. At the end of the afternoon session, the groups will consign the propositions to the secretary general of the Synod. After the session, the Synod Fathers will have the opportunity to watch a private showing of the film "St. Peter," by the Italian director Giulio Base, offered in homage by Ettore Bernabei, director of Lux Vide, the company that produced the film. The film will be aired on RAI (Italian State television) in a few weeks time.
       
        During yesterday's Nineteenth General Congregation, Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, presented the Holy Father with the first copy, bound in white, of the first volume of the Enchiridion of the Synod of Bishops, a work published for the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the institution of the Synod of Bishops.
       
        A note on the Enchiridion made public yesterday explains that it "is a collection of documents regarding the Synod of Bishops, from its origins to 1988, of great interest not only to the members of the episcopal college, but also to researchers, historians and theologians, to whom it furnishes documentation of primary importance for the life and mission of the Church after Vatican Council II.
       
        "The Holy Father has decided to give this book to the Synod participants, as a sign of gratitude and encouragement in faithfulness, communion and love for the Church centered on the mystery of the Eucharist."




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      GOD IS NOT AN IMPLACABLE SOVEREIGN BUT A LOVING FATHER
       
      VATICAN CITY, OCT 19, 2005 (VIS) - In the general audience held today, exactly six months since his election to the Chair of Peter, Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis to Psalm 129, "out of the depths I cry to thee," which is, he recalled, "one of the best-known and most loved psalms of the Christian tradition." The audience, held in St. Peter's Square, was attended by 40,000 people.
       
        Pointing out how the psalm is known as the "De profundis," the Pope explained that "it is, in the first place, a song of divine mercy and of reconciliation between the sinner and the Lord. ... It opens with a voice arising from the depths of evil and guilt. ... then continues over three stages dedicated to the subject of sin and forgiveness."
       
        Benedict XVI commented on the verses: "If thou, O Lord, shouldst mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared," saying: "It is significant that fear, an attitude of respect mixed with love, is generated not by punishment but by forgiveness. More than God's anger, it is His generous and disarming magnanimity that should provoke our holy fear. In fact, God is not an implacable sovereign who condemns the guilty, but a loving Father Whom we must love, not out of fear of punishment, but for His goodness and readiness to forgive."
       
        In the second part of the psalm "watchfulness and hope blossom in the penitent psalmist's heart, along with the certainty that God will pronounce a liberating word and cancel out sin." In the third part, "the personal salvation that the psalmist had originally implored, is extended to the whole community" and "and takes root in the historical faith of the people of the Covenant, 'redeemed' by the Lord, not only from Egyptian oppression, but also 'from all iniquities'."
       
        In this way, "from the dark gorge of sin the supplication of the 'De profundis' reaches God's luminous horizon, dominated by 'mercy and redemption,' two of the great characteristics of the God of love."
       
        In concluding remarks, Benedict XVI placed the psalm in the context of Christian tradition, quoting St. Ambrose who, in his Tractate on Penance, writes: "Never lose hope in divine forgiveness, however great your sin. With God there can always be a change of heart, if you acknowledge your offence."
       
        At the end of the audience, and after greeting pilgrims in several languages, the Pope blessed a statue of St. Mariana de Jesus Paredes y Flores (1618 - 1645), the "lily of Quito" and first saint of Ecuador, canonized by Pius XII in 1950. The statue has been placed in a niche on the outside of St. Peter's Basilica.



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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
       
      VATICAN CITY, OCT 19, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Bishop Guillermo Rodrigo Teodoro Ortiz Mondragon, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Mexico, as bishop of Cuautitlan (area 2,145, population 4,000,000, Catholics 3,500,000, priests 223, religious 445), Mexico.




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      NINETEENTH GENERAL CONGREGATION
       
      VATICAN CITY, OCT 18, 2005 (VIS) - This morning, during the Nineteenth General Congregation of the Eleventh Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, celebrated in the Vatican's Synod Hall, the unified list of propositions was presented. The propositions will be given to the Holy Father to consider as he prepares the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation.
       
        In the afternoon, the Synod Fathers will meet in Working Groups (linguistic groups), in order to prepare the collective amendments to the propositions.




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      SUNDAY: CONCLUSION OF SYNOD, CANONIZATION OF FIVE BLESSEDS
       
      VATICAN CITY, OCT 18, 2005 (VIS) - At 9.30 a.m. on Sunday October 23, World Mission Day, the Holy Father will preside at a Eucharistic concelebration in St. Peter's Square with the Synod Fathers for the conclusion of the Eleventh Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. During the ceremony, the Pope will canonize five Blesseds.
       
        The names of the future saints are: Jozef Bilczewski, archbishop of Lviv of the Latins (1860 - 1923); Gaetano Catanoso, priest, founder of the Congregation of the Veronica Sisters of the Holy Countenance (1879 - 1963); Zygmunt Gorazdowski, priest, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph (1845 - 1920); Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, priest of the Society of Jesus (1901 - 1952); and Felice da Nicosia, of the Friars Minor Capuchin (1715 - 1787).
       
        A note made public today by the Office for Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff reads: "On this Sunday, which closes the Year of the Eucharist and in which five new saints are proclaimed, we are invited to make the Eucharist ever more the summit and the source of the life and mission of the Church, and to be witnesses to the Gospel, even unto the ends of the earth."



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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
       
      VATICAN CITY, OCT 18, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Msgr. Renato Pine Mayugba of the clergy of the archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines, rector of the Mary Help of Christians Seminary in Bonuan, as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan (area 1,565, population 1,215,000, Catholics 1,002,000, priests 74, religious 61). The bishop-elect was born in Sampaloc, Philippines in 1955 and ordained a priest in 1981.



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      LIFE AND MISSION OF CARDINAL CAPRIO UNITED ON THE ALTAR
       
      VATICAN CITY, OCT 18, 2005 (VIS) - This morning in St. Peter's Basilica, Benedict XVI presided at the funeral Mass for Cardinal Giuseppe Caprio, who died on Saturday at the age of 90.
       
        In his homily, the Pope stressed how the late cardinal had "faithfully served the Church," and recalled some of the principal moments of his life: his birth in a village in the Irpinia region of southern Italy, his years at the seminary of Benevento, and his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome leading to his priestly ordination in 1938. Quoting cardinal Caprio's last will and testament he said: "I give thanks to God with a heart full of emotion and gratitude for having called me to the priesthood."
       
        The Holy Father continued: "We too now unite ourselves in prayer with his thanksgiving as, for his soul, we prepare to offer the Eucharistic sacrifice which is the center ... of priestly life. I like to think, especially in these days when the entire Church is concentrated on the Eucharistic mystery, that there, on the altar, the life and ministry of the cardinal came together in profound unity."
       
        Benedict XVI then went on to refer to the years the cardinal spent at the service of the Apostolic See in Nanking, Brussels, Saigon, Taipei and New Delhi. "The presence of the Risen Christ was certainly a comfort in his most difficult moments, such as the period he spent under house arrest in the nunciature in Nanking in 1951, followed by his expulsion from China."
       
        Benedict XVI mentioned the motto of "Pax in virtute," chosen by the late prelate when Blessed John XXIII appointed him an archbishop in 1961, then spoke of his career as pro-nuncio to India, his participation in Vatican Council II and his later appointment as substitute of the Secretariat of State and president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.
       
        Created a cardinal by John Paul II in 1979, Giuseppe Caprio was, said Benedict XVI, always recognized for his "global view of the problems of the Church, and his constant concern to consider administrative aspects with respect to higher interests, in full adherence to the spirit of the Council."
       
        In closing, the Pope recalled Cardinal Caprio's love of the East and exclaimed: "With affection and gratitude, let us accompany this brother of ours on his voyage to the true East, in other words to Christ, the sun than never sets, trusting faithfully that God will welcome him with open arms."



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      LECTIO DIVINA

      CHAPTER 29: Contemplation (pages 127-132)

      Dom Hubert van Zeller tellus us that contemplation, an exercise in love, is an active act, and at the same time, passive. It is active because it comes from our disposition and will to contemplate God, while also yielding and acquiesing to Him.

      "Contemplation is the habit born of the extended act , at once deliberate and receptive." (page 127)

      "Contemplation is not the conscious beholding of God, but the directing of the soul towards God." (ibid.)

      Contemplation is the fruit and final product of lectio divina. It is the final step the soul makes in its prayerful journey to God.

      Dom Hubert van Zeller explains how contemplation is within everyone's reach and dispels the myths that it is exclusively for an elitist few.

      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
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      DAILY REMINDER

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      "Keep close to the Mother of God as if you were the child Jesus
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