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    Roman Catholic News Volume 7, Issue 74 WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2007 * * * ... . MAXIMUS OF TURIN: FAITH AND EARTHLY RESPONSIBILITY ... . BENEDICT XVI S PRAYER
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      Roman Catholic News

      Volume 7, Issue 74

      WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2007





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      . MAXIMUS OF TURIN: FAITH AND EARTHLY RESPONSIBILITY
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      . BENEDICT XVI'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      . NOTICE
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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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      MAXIMUS OF TURIN: FAITH AND EARTHLY RESPONSIBILITY

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 31, 2007 (VIS) - During his general audience, held this morning in a rainy St. Peter's Square in the presence of 30,000 faithful, Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis to the figure of St. Maximus of Turin.

      Maximus became bishop of that Italian city in the year 398 just as it was being threatened by various barbarian tribes which had entered Italy through the eastern passes and pushed as far as the western Alps. Turin was protected by a military garrison and served as a safe haven for people fleeing rural areas.

      Faced with such a situation the activities of Maximus, author of around 90 sermons, "bear witness to his commitment to react to the degradation and break-up" of civil society, said the Pope. The bishop censured the faithful when they sought to turn another's disadvantage to their own benefit, thus highlighting "the profound relationship between a person's duties as a Christian and as a citizen." And Maximus was concerned "not only with people's traditional love for their hometown" but also proclaimed "the specific duty of paying taxes."

      A historical and literary analysis of the figure of St. Maximus, said the Pope, "demonstrates his growing awareness of the political responsibility of the ecclesiastical authorities at a time in which they were, in effect, substituting civil authority."

      "It is clear that today's historical, cultural and social context is completely different," the Holy Father went on, "but in any case, ... the duties of believers towards their city and their homeland remain the same. The link between the obligations of the 'honest citizen' and those of the 'good Christian' has not changed in the least."

      In this context, Pope Benedict then went on to refer to the Vatican Council II Pastoral Constitution "Gaudium et spes" which had the aim "of illuminating one of the most important aspects of the unity of Christian life: coherence between faith and life, between Gospel and culture."

      Vatican Council II, he concluded, "exhorts Christians, as citizens of two cities, to strive to discharge their earthly duties conscientiously and in response to the Gospel spirit. They are mistaken who, knowing that we have here no abiding city but seek one which is to come, think that they may therefore shirk their earthly responsibilities. For they are forgetting that by the faith itself they are more obliged than ever to measure up to these duties, each according to his proper vocation."


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      BENEDICT XVI'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 31, 2007 (VIS) - Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for November is: "That those dedicated to medical research and all those engaged in legislative activity may always have deep respect for human life, from its beginning to its natural conclusion."

      His mission intention is: "That in the Korean peninsula the spirit of reconciliation and peace may grow."


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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 31, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

      - Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Breda, Netherlands presented by Bishop Martinus Petrus Maria Muskens, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. He is succeeded by Coadjutor Bishop Johannes Harmannes Jozefus Van den Hende.

      - Appointed Bishop Mauro Aparecido dos Santos of Campo Mourao, Brazil, as metropolitan archbishop of Cascavel (area 8,103, population 390,000, Catholics 292,000, priests 60, religious 179), Brazil. The archbishop-elect was born in Fartura, Brazil in 1954, he was ordained a priest in 1984 and consecrated a bishop in 1998. He succeeds Archbishop Lucio Ignacio Baumgaertner, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

      - Appointed Msgr. Hector Eduardo Vera Colona, vicar general of Chiclayo, Peru, and pastor of "San Pedro" in Lambayeque, as bishop of Ica (area 21,305, population 745,000, Catholics 735,000, priests 49, religious 132), Peru. The bishop-elect was born in Chiclayo in 1962 and ordained a priest in 1987. He succeeds Bishop Guido Brena Lopez O.P., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

      - Appointed Bishop Miguel Angelo Freitas Ribeiro of Tocantinopolis, Brazil, as bishop of Oliveira (area 7,738, population 307,000, Catholics 290,000, priests 40, religious 43), Brazil.

      - Msgr. Angelo Pirovano, official in the Section for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, as bureau chief in the same section.

      - Vincenzo Buonomo, assistant in the Holy See permanent mission to the United Nations Organizations for Food and Agriculture (FAO, IFAD, and PAM), as bureau chief in the same permanent mission.


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      NOTICE

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 31, 2007 (VIS) - We would like to remind our readers that there will be no VATICAN bulletin on Thursday, November 1 or Friday, November 2, respectively All Saints Day and All Souls Day, and holidays in the Vatican. Service will resume on Monday, November 5.


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      3. Today's Lectionary Readings Text
      <http://www.usccb.org/nab/103107.shtml> (English)


      <http://www.alingilalyawmi.org>
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      Biblica Online
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      7. THE BEATIFICATION OF MAMA GILI

      Color Photograph of Mama Gili, Biography and Prayers
      <http://holyfaceofjesus.com/dolores_immacolata.htm>

      Testimonial of Fr. Peter M. Rinaldi, SDB
      <http://holyfaceofjesus.com/testimonial_of_fr.htm>

      Testimonial of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR
      http://www.franciscanfriars.com/fr.%20glenn%20letters/frglenn575.htm


      New Jersey State Senate Honors Mama Gili
      http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r109:E25OC5-0009:


      Cause of Mama Gili as Servant of God (Part 1)
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/33>

      Cause of Mama Gili as Servant of God (Part 2)
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/37>

      Need a Miracle?
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      Dolores Immacolata "Mama" Gili (1892-1985)
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/117>



      MAMA GILI GUILD

      The Mama Gili Guild was established several years ago to gather,
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      (1892-1985) for an investigation into her cause as a Servant of God,
      as well as to promote her cause and to perpetuate her cult by
      directing prayer groups assembled in her honor. It has continuously
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      Get a copy of the book about Mama Gili written by her eldest daughter
      Claudia. Claudia Gili Phaneuf, Dolores Immacolata Gili: Mama Gili
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      Gili Guild by contacting Fr. Dante: address and phone number below.
      The cost of the book, last time I checked, was $5.00 plus postage.

      Call or write today regarding favors granted through the intercession
      of Dolores Immacolata "Mama" Gili," or, for more information about the
      book and the cause of her investigation for canonization to:

      Rev. Dante DiGirolamo, Director
      Mama Gili Guild
      P. O. Box 455
      Kearny, New Jersey 07032
      Phone (973) 412-1170
      Fax (973) 412-7011

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      9. Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ. English Trans. Online

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      Thomas a Kempis, De Imitatione Christi. Latin Text Online

      <http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/kempis.html>

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      EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL HEART OF MARY

      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 will always be safe."

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