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    Roman Catholic News Volume 7, Issue 76 TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2007 * * * ... . BENEDICT XVI RECEIVES KING ABDALLAH OF SAUDI ARABIA ... . INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON
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      Roman Catholic News

      Volume 7, Issue 76

      TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2007





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      . BENEDICT XVI RECEIVES KING ABDALLAH OF SAUDI ARABIA
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      . INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ONTOGENY AND HUMAN LIFE
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      . IN MEMORIAM
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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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      BENEDICT XVI RECEIVES KING ABDALLAH OF SAUDI ARABIA



      VATICAN CITY, NOV 6, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy See Press Office released the following communique:



      "Today in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican, the Holy Father Benedict XVI met with King Abdallah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. The sovereign subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. who was accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.



      "The meetings took place in a cordial atmosphere and provided an opportunity to consider questions close to the heart of both sides. In particular, the commitment to inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue aimed at peaceful and fruitful coexistence between individuals and peoples was reiterated, as was the importance of collaboration between Christians, Muslims and Jews for the promotion of peace, justice and spiritual and moral values, especially in support of the family.



      "The Vatican authorities expressed their hope for the prosperity of all the inhabitants of the country, and mention was made of the positive and industrious presence of Christians.



      "Finally, views were exchanged on the situation in the Middle East and on the need to find a just solution to the conflicts affecting the region, especially that between Israelis and Palestinians."


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      INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ONTOGENY AND HUMAN LIFE



      VATICAN CITY, NOV 6, 2007 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office at midday today, a press conference was held to present a forthcoming international congress, "Ontogeny and Human Life," due to be held in Rome's Pontifical Athenaeum "Regina Apostolorum" from November 15 to 17.



      The event is part of the STOQ Project (Science, Theology and the Ontological Quest) which came into being in 2003 and involves five Roman pontifical universities (the Lateran, the Gregorian, the Salesian, the Holy Cross and the St. Thomas) as well as the Athenaeum "Regina Apostolorum." The project is patronized by the Pontifical Council for Culture and supported by the Robert Templeton Foundation and other institutions.



      During the press conference, Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, affirmed that the ultimate aim of the STOQ Project is "to contribute to dialogue between the various areas of research and study which have, in the modern age, gradually become separated from one another. This means building stable bridges and creating fruitful exchange between science, philosophy and theology by means of dialogue among experts in those various fields."



      The international congress, which will be relayed to other academic centers through video linkups, is due to be attended by scientists, researchers and students.



      Archbishop Ravasi also announced that in 2009, for the bicentenary of the birth of Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book "The Origin of Species," a congress will be held in the Pontifical Gregorian University to examine the much-debated question of evolutionism: "Evolution and Evolution Theories."


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      IN MEMORIAM



      VATICAN CITY, NOV 6, 2007 (VIS) - The following prelates died in recent weeks:



      - Cardinal Rosalio Jose Castillo Lara S.D.B., president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, on October 16 at the age of 85.



      - Bishop Ignacy Jez, emeritus of Koszalin-Kolobrzeg, Poland, on October 16 at the age of 93.



      - Bishop Juan N. Nilmar, emeritus of Kalibo, Philippines, on October 18 at the age of 91.



      - Archbishop Antonios Varthalitis A.A., emeritus of Corfu, Greece, on October 27 at the age of 83.


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      CATALOGUE OF LINKS

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      3. Today's Lectionary Readings Text
      <http://www.usccb.org/nab/110607.shtml> (English)


      <http://www.alingilalyawmi.org>
      (Arabic)

      Biblica Online
      <http://biblica.bsw.org>

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      4. DIVINE OFFICE TEXTS & AUDIO ONLINE:

      OFFICE OF READINGS, TEXTS

      <http://www.universalis.com/cgi-bin/display/600/USA/Readings.html>

      MORNING, EVENING & NIGHT PRAYERS, TEXTS:
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      DOWNLOAD FREE SCRIPTURAL ROSARY
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      6. CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY ONLINE
      <http://www.markhargrave.com/chaplet.html>

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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?
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/55>

      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,
      collect, and publish information on Dolores Immacolata Gili
      (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
      enjoyed the ecclesiastical approval of Theodore Cardinal McCarrick,
      and the Most Reverend John Joseph Myers, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey.

      Get a copy of the book about Mama Gili written by her eldest daughter
      Claudia. Claudia Gili Phaneuf, Dolores Immacolata Gili: Mama Gili
      (Mama Gili Guild, 1989). The 2005 Edition is available from the Mama
      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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      8. ABBAYE SAINT-JOSEPH DE CLAIRVAL

      The Benedictine monks of Abbaye Saint-Joseph de Clairval mail a free
      monthly newsletter to anyone who requests it. Also free of charge are:
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      Abbey of Saint-Joseph de Clairval
      21150 FLAVIGNY-SUR-OZERAIN
      France

      Phone.: 03 80 96 22 31
      Fax: 03 80 96 25 29
      Email: <englishspoken@c...> or
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      <http://www.clairval.com>

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

      <http://www.ccel.org/ccel/kempis/imitation.html>

      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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