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    Roman Catholic News Pauline Year Edition Volume 9, Issue 30 THURSDAY 30 APRIL 2009 * * * ... . HOLY FATHER RECEIVES PRESIDENT OF COLOMBIA ... . PRAYER OPENS
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      Roman Catholic News

      Pauline Year Edition

      Volume 9, Issue 30
      THURSDAY 30 APRIL 2009




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      IN THIS ISSUE :
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      . HOLY FATHER RECEIVES PRESIDENT OF COLOMBIA
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      . PRAYER OPENS THE HEART TO THOSE MOST IN NEED
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      . BENEDICT XVI'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR MAY
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      . AUDIENCES
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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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      . HOLY FATHER RECEIVES PRESIDENT OF COLOMBIA
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      VATICAN CITY, 30 APR 2009 ( VIS ) - At midday today, the Holy See Press Office released the following communique:



      "This morning in the Vatican , Alavaro Uribe Velez, president of the Republic of Colombia , was received in audience by His Holiness Benedict XVI. The president subsequently went on to meet with Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary of the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State.



      "The cordial discussions enabled a fruitful exchange of views to take place on questions concerning the current international and regional situation.



      "Attention then turned to certain aspects of the situation in that South American country, in particular to the fight against drug trafficking, to social policies aimed at improving the living conditions of the many people who still live in poverty, and to collaboration between Church and State with the aim of consolidating national pacification".


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      . PRAYER OPENS THE HEART TO THOSE MOST IN NEED
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      VATICAN CITY, 30 APR 2009 ( VIS ) - This morning the Holy Father addressed a third group of prelates from the Argentinean Episcopal Conference, who have just completed their "ad limina" visit.



      In his remarks to them the Holy Father recalled how the Lord had entrusted bishops "with a ministry of great importance and dignity: that of bringing His message of peace and reconciliation to all people, of caring for the holy People of God with paternal love and leading them along the path of salvation".



      "In exercising his episcopal ministry", he said, "a bishop must always act as a servant among his faithful, drawing constant inspiration from the One Who came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life to save many. Truly, to be bishop is an honour when lived with that spirit of service to others and as a humble and disinterested participation in the mission of Christ".



      "Frequent contemplation of the image of the Good Shepherd", Benedict XVI told the prelates, "will serve as a model and a stimulus for your efforts to announce and spread the Gospel, it will encourage you to care for the faithful with tenderness and mercy, to defend the weak and to spend your lives in constant and generous dedication to the People of God".



      After then encouraging them to stimulate "the practice of charity, especially among the most needy" in their dioceses, the Pope highlighted the importance of concentrating on "prayer as opposed to activism or a secularised vision of the charitable efforts of Christians. This assiduous contact with Christ through prayer will transform believers' hearts, opening them to the needs of others and so ensuring they are not 'inspired by ideologies aimed at improving the world, but guided by the faith which works through love'".



      On the subject of priests, the Holy Father called on the bishops to tighten "their bonds of affection, respect and trust" with them. "I recognise your priests' self-sacrifice and commitment to the ministry", he said, "and I too wish to invite them to identify themselves increasingly with the Lord, becoming true models for their people by their virtues and good example, and feeding the flock of God".



      Benedict XVI then turned his attention to the vocation of lay people who, "conscious of their baptismal promises and animated by Christ's charity, participate actively in the mission of the Church, as well as in the social, political, economic and cultural life of their country". In this context he made it clear that "Catholics should stand out among their fellow citizens by their exemplary accomplishment of their civic duties, and by the exercise of those human and Christian virtues which help to improve personal, social and working relationships".



      "Their commitment", he concluded, "will also lead them to promote values that are essential to the common good of society, such as peace, justice, solidarity, the good of the family founded on marriage between a man and a woman, the defence of life from conception until natural death, and the right and obligation of parents to educate children according to their own moral and religious convictions".

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      . BENEDICT XVI'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR MAY
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      VATICAN CITY, 30 APR 2009 ( VIS ) - Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for May is: "That the laity and the Christian communities may be responsible promoters of priestly and religious vocations".



      His mission intention is: "That the recently founded Catholic Churches, grateful to the Lord for the gift of faith, may be ready to share in the universal mission of the Church, offering their availability to preach the Gospel throughout the world".

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      . AUDIENCES
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      VATICAN CITY, 30 APR 2009 ( VIS ) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:



      - Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples.



      - Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, apostolic nuncio to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.



      Yesterday, Wednesday 29 April, he received in audience Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, president of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum".

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      . NOTICE
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      VATICAN CITY, 30 APR 2009 (VIS) - As previously announced, tomorrow Friday 1 May, feast of St. Joseph the Worker and a holiday in the Vatican, no VIS bulletin will be transmitted. Service will resume on Monday 4 May.


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      . CATALOGUE OF LINKS
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      3. Today's Lectionary Readings Text
      http://www.usccb.org/nab/043009.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:
      <http://www.liturgyhours.org>
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      6. CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY ONLINE
      <http://www.markhargrave.com/chaplet.html>

      THE LITANY OF HUMILITY
      <http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/humility.htm>

      LITANY OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL (Latin & English)
      <http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Angeli/LitSMichael.html>

      CHAPLET OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
      <http://www.ewtn.com/library/prayer/mikechap.txt>
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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 (now deceased). 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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      Abbey of Saint-Joseph de Clairval
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      Phone.: 03 80 96 22 31
      Fax: 03 80 96 25 29
      Email: <englishspoken@c...> or
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      <http://www.clairval.com>
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      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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      10. Catechism of the Catholic Church online

      <http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text>
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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
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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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