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Volume 8, Issue 183

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  • John N. Lupia
    Roman Catholic News Pauline Year Edition Volume 8, Issue 183 FRIDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2008 * * * ... . ALBUM BY PLACIDO DOMINGO INSPIRED BY POEMS OF JOHN PAUL II ...
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      Roman Catholic News

      Pauline Year Edition

      Volume 8, Issue 183
      FRIDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2008




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      IN THIS ISSUE :
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      . ALBUM BY PLACIDO DOMINGO INSPIRED BY POEMS OF JOHN PAUL II
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      . AUDIENCES
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      . TELEGRAM FOR ATTACKS IN MUMBAI
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      . MAY KIDNAPPED NUNS BE RELEASED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
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      . POSSIBILITY OF PAPAL TRIP TO HOLY LAND UNDER EXAMINATION
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      . HOLY SEE AT FAO CONFERENCE: MAY ALL RECEIVE DAILY BREAD
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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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      . ALBUM BY PLACIDO DOMINGO INSPIRED BY POEMS OF JOHN PAUL II
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      VATICAN CITY, 28 NOV 2008 (VIS) - This morning in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held to present a new album of songs inspired by the poetry of John Paul II - Karol Wojtyla. The songs on the album - which is entitled "Amore infinito" (Infinite Love) and has been produced by "Deutsche Grammophon" - were recorded by Placido Domingo.



      Participating in today's press conference were Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace; Placido Domingo; Msgr. Giuseppe A. Scotti, president of the management board of the Vatican Publishing House; Michael Lang, president of "Deutsche Grammophon"; Fernando Marin , president of "Tredici S.p.A.", and Adrian Berwick, executive producer of the "Amore infinito" project.



      Bishop Crepaldi indicated that "this unique initiative brings together two art forms, poetry and music which, brilliantly combined, have produced an album entitled 'Amore infinito'".



      "Listening to these songs, so magnificently interpreted by Placido Domingo and the London Symphony Orchestra, brings back the memory of John Paul II and of an entire life, frequently marked by dramatic episodes, lived with a passion for God and for man. What is the secret of this 'Wojtylian' poetic, which he translated into so many poetical texts?" asked the bishop. "For John Paul II everything begins with God's 'yes' to man, everything arises from God's plan of 'infinite love'. God's 'yes' to man means 'yes' to his dignity, to his authentic needs. It means 'yes' to the world ... and to everything that is beautiful, good and just in life".



      The secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace went on to highlight how, "with His 'yes', it is as if God takes man by the hand and raises him above all other creatures. He assigns him an eternal destiny. The light of God's 'yes' to man illuminates all of existence, it gives us a better understanding of who man is and what is his destiny. It also gives us a better understanding of the authentic value of relations among men. Referring to our shared status of 'children' and of 'brothers' helps the 'grammar' of human relations, conforming them to the dignity of human beings and their true good.



      "God's original 'yes'", he added, "tells us that He calls man because He loves him, He calls him sacrificing Himself and this is something unheard of among religions, save for Christianity. At the root of Christianity there is not a 'yes' of man to God, but the opposite".



      Bishop Crepaldi concluded by noting that the texts of the songs "cover many subjects: family affections, work, war, homeland, etc, but all of them", he said, "are inspired by God's 'yes' to man, by the Infinite Love of God".



      Msgr. Scotti then explained that the "Amore infinito" album "draws respectfully from the words of Karol Wojtyla's poetry to exalt them and make them flow through music and song. ... Yet", he noted, "at the core is an encounter. The encounter of Placido Domingo with a man, a believer, a Pope, who showed him a certain outlook on life. Here, hence, is an artist, a person accustomed to scrutinizing men and things through the spectrum of art, who could not but be attracted and fascinated by a great man, a Pope, who showed his a point of view that was true and worthy of attention".



      "In echoing Karol Wojtyla, Placido Domingo can tell us all, with the overwhelming power ... of his song, that 'the world is full of hidden powers which courageously I identify and name', ... that 'this love has explained all things, this love is everything for me' and then, fearlessly, to affirm with the same pride as John Paul II that 'Jesus came into the world to show us all the love of God'.



      "In a certain sense", Msgr. Scotti added, "Placido Domingo has achieved in this album what Benedict XVI wrote on 24 November for the 13th public session of the Pontifical Academies: 'we must regain an understanding of the intimate link binding the search for beauty to the search for truth and goodness'".



      "This work by Placido Domingo makes us aware that we have not yet fully delved into the rich human, cultural and spiritual heritage which Wojtyla showed us glimpses of. This heritage can help us to better understand ... that the world and history are entrusted to us, and that it is up to us, now, to become architects and builders of a future in which mankind and nature are reconciled with one another and with God, as has been made even more clear by the dramatic events we are seeing over these days".


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      . AUDIENCES
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      VATICAN CITY, 28 NOV 2008 ( VIS ) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:



      - Seven prelates from the Episcopal Conference of Chile, on their "ad limina" visit:



      - Bishop Carlos Eduardo Pellegrin Barrera S.V.D. of Chillan .



      - Bishop Pedro Felipe Bacarreza Rodriguez of Los Angeles .



      - Bishop Manuel Camilo Vial Risopatron of Temuco .



      - Bishop Ignacio Francisco Ducasse Medina of Valdiviva.



      - Archbishop Manuel Gerardo Donso Donoso SS.CC. of La Serena, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishop Luis Gleisner Wobbe.



      - Bishop Gaspar Francisco Quintana Jorquera C.M.F. of Copiapo.



      - Archbishop Martin Krebs, apostolic nuncio to Guinea and Mali , accompanied by members of his family.



      This evening he is scheduled to receive in separate audiences three prelates from the Episcopal Conference of Chile, on their "ad limina" visit:



      - Archbishop Cristian Caro Cordero of Puerto Montt.



      - Bishop Rene Osvaldo Rebolledo Salinas of Osorno.



      - Bishop Bernardo Miguel Bastres Florence S.D.B. of Punta Arenas .


      VATICAN CITY, 27 NOV 2008 ( VIS ) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:



      - Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, apostolic nuncio to Sweden , Denmark , Finland , Iceland and Norway .



      - Six prelates from the Episcopal Conference of Chile, on their ad limina" visit:



      - Archbishop Pablo Lizama Riquelme of Antofagasta



      - Bishop Hector Eduardo Vargas Bastidas S.D.B. of Arica.



      - Bishop Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernandwez of Iquique.



      - Bishop Guillermo Patricio Vera Soto, prelate of Calama.



      - Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello S.D.B. of Concepcion, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishop elect Pedro Ossandon Buljevic.


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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      VATICAN CITY, 28 NOV 2008 ( VIS ) - The Holy Father appointed:



      - Bishop Marcel Utembi Tapa of Mahagi-Nioka, Democratic Republic of Congo, as archbishop of Kisangani (area 150,123, population 1,265,000, Catholics 575,020, priests 91, religious 193), Democratic Republic of Congo. The archbishop-elect was born in Luma, Democratic Republic of Congo in 1959, he was ordained a priest in 1984 and consecrated a bishop in 2002.



      - Fr. Jean-Pierre Batut of the clergy of the archdiocese of Paris , France , pastor of "Saint-Eugene et Sainte-Cecile", as auxiliary of Lyon (area 5,087, population 1,745,000, Catholics 1,207,000, priests 523, permanent deacons 59, religious 2,201), France . The bishop-elect was born in Paris in 1954 and ordained a priest in 1984.



      - Fr. William Avenya of the clergy of Makurdi , Nigeria , secretary general of AECWA, as auxiliary of the same diocese (area 24,461, population 3,288,000, Catholics 1,483,180, priests 157, religious 163). The bishop-elect was born in Ishangev Tiev , Nigeria in 1955 and ordained a priest in 1981.



      - Fr. Nicholas Souchu of the clergy of the diocese of Orleans, France, vicar general, as auxiliary of Rennes (area 6,775, population 930,000, Catholics 817,000, priests 410, permanent deacons 26, religious 1,352), France. The bishop-elect was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine , France in 1958 and ordained a priest in 1986.


      VATICAN CITY, 27 NOV 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Fr. Florencio Armando Colin Cruz, canon of the cathedral chapter of "Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe" and pastor of the parish of "Capucinas", as auxiliary of Mexico (area 1,479, population 8,699,000, Catholics 7,580,684, priests 1,672, permanent deacons 130, religious 7,024), Mexico. The bishop-elect was born in Toluca , Mexico in 1950 and ordained a priest in 1982.


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      . TELEGRAM FOR ATTACKS IN MUMBAI
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      VATICAN CITY, 27 NOV 2008 (VIS) - Given below is the text of a telegram sent by Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B., in the Holy Father's name, to Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, India, for the recent terrorist attacks in the city which have left more than 100 people dead and 300 injured:



      "Deeply concerned about the outbreak of violence in Mumbai, the Holy Father asks you kindly to convey his heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in these brutal attacks, and to assure the public authorities, citizens, and all those affected of his spiritual closeness. His Holiness urgently appeals for an end to all acts of terrorism, which gravely offend the human family and severely destabilize the peace and solidarity needed to build a civilization worthy of mankind's noble vocation to love God and neighbor. The Holy Father prays for the repose of the souls of the victims and implores God's gift of strength and comfort for those who are injured and in mourning".


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      . MAY KIDNAPPED NUNS BE RELEASED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
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      VATICAN CITY, 27 NOV 2008 ( VIS ) - Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. released the following declaration at midday today:



      "More than a fortnight has passed since the two Italian nuns, Sr. Maria Teresa Olivero and Sr. Caterina Giraudo, were abducted in Kenya , where they are well-known for their generous dedication to the very poor. The Holy Father is following the protraction of their kidnapping with concern and remains close in prayer to the suffering, not only of the two kidnapped nuns, but also to that of their families and of the "Contemplative Missionary Movement of Fr. de Foucauld", of which they are members. The hope is that this painful and gravely unjust situation, of which entirely innocent and praiseworthy people are victims, may be resolved as soon as possible".


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      . POSSIBILITY OF PAPAL TRIP TO HOLY LAND UNDER EXAMINATION
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      VATICAN CITY, 27 NOV 2008 (VIS) - In response to an article that appeared in an Israeli newspaper concerning a forthcoming trip by the Pope to the Holy Land, Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. made the following declaration:



      "I can confirm that contacts exist at a diplomatic level between the Holy See and Israel to study the possibility of a trip by the Pope to the Holy Land next year".


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      . HOLY SEE AT FAO CONFERENCE: MAY ALL RECEIVE DAILY BREAD
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      VATICAN CITY, 27 NOV 2008 (VIS) - Made public today was an address by Msgr. Renato Volante, head of the Holy See delegation to the 35th special session of the Conference of the Rome-based U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The meeting was called to examine the results of an evaluation into the management of the FAO and to analyze proposals to make the organization better able to deal with problems related to the rural world.



      "The delegation of the Holy See does not want to offer technical solutions", said Msgr. Volante speaking English, "but rather to suggest an ideal orientation which may help in making concrete choices, focusing on the needs of each human person, especially when they are limited by conditions which compromise a dignified human life.



      "If we consider the data regarding FAO activities", he added, "it shows a constant and active engagement ... responding to the needs of the member States, in particular of those whose economic system requires new paths for the development of the agricultural sector and to satisfy the growing needs for food".



      "At the same time, looking at the future of FAO, it becomes clear that there are 'new' situations involving the agricultural sector which demand efforts by the organization and its member States".



      "To bring about a reform of FAO, it is necessary to recognize that fighting against hunger is conditioned by multiple factors and by the motives inspiring it. But too often strategies are adopted which pursue particular goals rather then a holistic vision which ranks human needs first. Such an attitude produces negative effects in the rural sector, especially where poverty, underdevelopment, malnutrition and environmental degradation are more evident".



      "The delegation of the Holy See is firmly convinced that the FAO structure and its activities must underline the essential importance of agriculture in the development processes, not promoting mere management skills, but those far-sighted administrative criteria and interventions which will really respond to the needs".



      "This means that research aimed at improving agricultural production so as to meet the growing demand for food, must not overlook food security - which is the health of consumers - nor crop sustainability, i.e. environmental protection. For these objectives, invoked in different ways by every State as a 'priority', it is necessary that FAO must continue to enjoy the resources and the necessary trust of the international community as a whole".



      The head of the Holy See delegation concluded by saying that, "the Holy See, for its part, wants to reaffirm the availability of the Catholic Church, its structure and organizational bodies, to contribute to this effort so that everybody can receive his 'daily bread', as the motto of FAO itself reminds us: Fiat panis!'"


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      as well as to promote her cause and to perpetuate her cult by
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      Get a copy of the book about Mama Gili written by her eldest daughter
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      P. O. Box 455
      Kearny, New Jersey 07032
      Phone (973) 412-1170
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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."

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      "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
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      "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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