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    Roman Catholic News Year For Priests Edition Volume 10, Issue 52 MONDAY 12 APRIL 2010 * * * ... . PIUS XII: A GREAT MASTER OF FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY ... .
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      Roman Catholic News

      Year For Priests Edition


      Volume 10, Issue 52
      MONDAY 12 APRIL 2010



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      IN THIS ISSUE :
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      . PIUS XII: A GREAT MASTER OF FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY
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      . PLENARY ASSEMBLY OF THE PONTIFICAL BIBLICAL COMMISSION
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      . PROGRAMME OF BENEDICT XVI'S APOSTOLIC TRIP TO CYPRUS
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      . CHURCH'S MISSION: PROCLAIM THE MERCIFUL LOVE OF GOD
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      . POPE'S CONDOLENCES FOR PLANE ACCIDENT TO THE POLISH NATION
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      . AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE HOLY SEE AND BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
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      . CDF GUIDELINES ON SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS
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      . AUDIENCES
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      . NEW BOOK ON THE SHROUD OF TURIN
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      . YEAR FOR PRIESTS REFLECTIONS
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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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      . PIUS XII: A GREAT MASTER OF FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY
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      VATICAN CITY, 10 APR 2010 (VIS) - At 5.30 p.m. yesterday in the pontifical residence at Castelgandolfo, Benedict XVI attended the screening of a film on Pius XII entitled "Under the Roman Sky".

      At the end of the showing, the Pope expressed his appreciation at having been able to watch the first screening of a film "which shows the fundamental role played by Venerable Pius XII in saving Rome and many persecuted people between 1943 and 1944".

      "Such works", he said, "have particular importance especially for the new generations. For people who studied certain events at school, or perhaps have heard speak about them, films such as this can be useful and stimulating, helping them to understand a period which is by no means distant, but which the swift-moving events of recent history and a fragmented culture can cause us to forget".

      The Holy Father highlighted how Pius XII, "with his profound teachings, was able to speak to the men and women of his time, showing them the road to Truth, while with his great wisdom he guided the Church towards the horizon of the Third Millennium. Yet", Benedict XVI added, "I would particularly like to underline the fact that Pius XII was the Pope who, as father to all, presided in charity, in Rome and the in the world, especially during the difficulty period of World War II".

      "The primacy of charity, of love, which is the commandment of the Lord Jesus, is the principle and the key to understanding all the work of the Church, and in the first place that of her universal Pastor. Charity is the reason for all actions, for all interventions. It is the basic motive that moves thoughts and concrete actions, and I am happy that this unifying principle also emerges in this film. This is the interpretation I would suggest, in the light of the authentic witness shown by that great master of faith, hope and charity who was Pope Pius XII".

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      . PLENARY ASSEMBLY OF THE PONTIFICAL BIBLICAL COMMISSION
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      VATICAN CITY, 10 APR 2010 (VIS) - The Pontifical Biblical Commission will celebrate its annual plenary meeting at the Vatican's "Domus Sanctae Marthae" from 12 to 16 April, under the presidency of Cardinal William Joseph Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Fr. Klemens Stock S.J., secretary general of the commission, will oversee and direct the work of the assembly.

      During their meeting, the members of the commission will turn their attention to the subject of "Inspiration and Truth of the Bible". As the first stage of its study, the commission has chosen to concentrate its efforts on verifying how the themes of inspiration and truth appear in the various texts of the Bible. On the basis of their individual competencies, each member will present a report which will then be discussed collegially by the assembly.

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      . PROGRAMME OF BENEDICT XVI'S APOSTOLIC TRIP TO CYPRUS
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      VATICAN CITY, 10 APR 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father will make an apostolic trip to Cyprus from 4 to 6 June, during the course of which the "Instrumentum laboris" of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops will be published.

      The Pope will depart from Rome's Fiumicino airport at 9.30 a.m. and is due to arrive in Paphos at 2 p.m. Following the welcome ceremony, he will travel to the church of Agia Kiriaki Chrysopolitissa, where he will participate in an ecumenical ceremony and pronounce an address.

      On Saturday 5 June the Holy Father will pay a courtesy visit to Dimitris Christofias, president of the Republic of Cyprus, at the presidential palace in Nicosia, where he will also meet the civil authorities and the diplomatic corps. At 10.45 that morning he will meet with the Catholic community of Cyprus at the sports field of St. Maron primary school in Nicosia. At 12.15 p.m. he is scheduled to meet His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus, at the Orthodox archbishopric. The day will end with Mass in the Latin parish church of the Holy Cross attended by priests, religious and representatives of Cyprian ecclesial movements.

      At 9.30 a.m. on Sunday 6 June the Pope will celebrate Mass at Nicosia's Eleftheria sports centre for the occasion of the publication of the "Instrumentum laboris" of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops. At 1 p.m. he will have lunch at the apostolic nunciature in Nicosia with patriarchs and bishops of the Special Council for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, and His Beatitude Chrysostomos II. That afternoon the Holy Father will visit the Maronite cathedral of Cyprus, from which he will travel to Larnaca airport for his return flight to Rome, which is scheduled to depart at 6.15 p.m.

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      . CHURCH'S MISSION: PROCLAIM THE MERCIFUL LOVE OF GOD
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      VATICAN CITY, 11 APR 2010 (VIS) - At noon, Benedict XVI, at Castelgandolfo since the Sunday of the Resurrection, recited the Regina Coeli with the faithful in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace of this city.

      Before the Marian oration, the Holy Father recalled that John Paul II dedicated this Sunday, which concludes the Octave of Easter to Divine Mercy and said: "The pages of the Gospel of Saint John (20:19-31) are full of divine mercy and goodness. It is told that Jesus, after the Resurrection, visited his disciples, crossing the closed doors of the house".

      He continued: "Jesus shows the signs of the passion, to allowing the doubting Thomas to touch them. However, how is it possible that a disciple doubts? In reality, divine condescendence allows us to draw even from the incredulity of Saint Thomas as well as from the believing disciples. In fact, touching the Lord's wounds, the hesitant disciple heals not only his own diffidence, but also ours.".

      The visit by the Risen One, the Pope explained, "is not limited to the house, but it goes beyond, so that all may receive the gift of peace and life with the 'creating Breath'. In fact, twice Jesus said to the disciples: 'Peace be with you!', and added: 'As the Father has sent me, so I send you'. After saying this he breathed on them, saying: 'Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained'."

      "This is the mission of the Church constantly assisted by the Paraclete: to bring to all the good news, the joyous reality of God's merciful Love, that you may (...) believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you will receive life in his name".

      "In the light of these words, I encourage, in particular, all the Shepherds to follow the example of the holy Curate of Ars who, 'at his time, knew how to transform the hearts and lives of so many persons, because he made them perceive the merciful love of the Lord. Today, we also need a similar proclamation and a similar testimonial of the truth of Love. In this way we make Him that our eyes have never seen be evermore familiar and close, He whose infinite Mercy is an absolute certitude", the Pope concluded.

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      . POPE'S CONDOLENCES FOR PLANE ACCIDENT TO THE POLISH NATION
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      VATICAN CITY, 11 APR 2010 (VIS) - After the prayer of Regina Coeli in the Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo, the Pope expressed his condolences to the Polish nation for the tragic plane accident of Saturday, in which the President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and other high officials of the State and the military, lost their lives.

      Then, addressing the Polish pilgrims present, the Holy Father said that they "perished during a journey to Katyn, the place where thousands of Polish military officers were tortured seventy years ago".

      He said, "I entrust all the victims to the goodness of the Lord of Life. I do this in union with the pilgrims congregated in the Sanctuary of Lagiewniki and all those devoted to the Mercy of God in the whole world".

      Saturday, Benedict XVI sent a telegram to the President of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, in which he stated "I entrust the victims of this dramatic accident - the parliamentarians, the politicians, the representatives of the army and the families of Katyn, as well as all the other persons - to the goodness of the merciful God. May he welcome them in his glory. To the families of those that perished and to all the Polish people, I wish to offer my most sincere condolences, assuring them of my spiritual closeness. During this difficult moment, I beg the almighty God for a special blessing for the Polish People".

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      . AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE HOLY SEE AND BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
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      VATICAN CITY, 12 APR 2010 (VIS) - On Thursday April 8, in the House of the Armed Forces of Sarajevo, the signing of the Agreement between the Holy See and Bosnia Herzegovina took place, concerning religious assistance for Catholic faithful, members of the Armed Forces of this State.

      The Archbishop Alessandro D'Errico, apostolic nuncio to Sarajevo, signed on behalf of the Holy See, and for Bosnia Herzegovina, the Minister of Defence, Selmo Cikotic.

      A notice states that "the Agreement is a new important stage in relationships between the Holy See and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is, in fact, a first and significant application of the Base Agreement between the Holy See and Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was signed in Sarajevo on April 19 2006 and defined, among other things, the juridical framework of the presence and the activities of the Catholic Church in the Nation. Especially, article 15 of the same Agreement recognizes and guarantees the Catholic Church's right to religious assistance for the Catholic members of the Armed Forces and establishes that religious activities in the Armed Forces will be regulated by a following Agreement between the Ecclesiastic Authorities and Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is what this document will try to achieve, according to article 13, which will occur at the moment of the exchange of ratification instruments.

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      . CDF GUIDELINES ON SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS
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      VATICAN CITY, 12 APR 2010 (VIS) - Today the Vatican website, under the section called "Focus", published a guide to understanding the procedures of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on sexual abuse allegations towards minors.

      Guide to Understanding Basic CDF Procedures concerning Sexual Abuse Allegations

      The applicable law is the Motu Proprio "Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela" (MP SST) of 30 April 2001 together with the 1983 Code of Canon Law. This is an introductory guide which may be helpful to lay persons and non-canonists.

      A: Preliminary Procedures

      The local diocese investigates every allegation of sexual abuse of a minor by a cleric. If the allegation has a semblance of truth the case is referred to the CDF. The local bishop transmits all the necessary information to the CDF and expresses his opinion on the procedures to be followed and the measures to be adopted in the short and long term.

      Civil law concerning reporting of crimes to the appropriate authorities should always be followed.

      During the preliminary stage and until the case is concluded, the bishop may impose precautionary measures to safeguard the community, including the victims. Indeed, the local bishop always retains power to protect children by restricting the activities of any priest in his diocese. This is part of his ordinary authority, which he is encouraged to exercise to whatever extent is necessary to assure that children do not come to harm, and this power can be exercised at the bishop's discretion before, during and after any canonical proceeding.

      B: Procedures authorized by the CDF

      The CDF studies the case presented by the local bishop and also asks for supplementary information where necessary. The CDF has a number of options:

      B1 Penal Processes

      The CDF may authorize the local bishop to conduct a judicial penal trial before a local Church tribunal. Any appeal in such cases would eventually be lodged to a tribunal of the CDF.

      The CDF may authorize the local bishop to conduct an administrative penal process before a delegate of the local bishop assisted by two assessors. The accused priest is called to respond to the accusations and to review the evidence. The accused has a right to present recourse to the CDF against a decree condemning him to a canonical penalty. The decision of the Cardinals members of the CDF is final.

      Should the cleric be judged guilty, both judicial and administrative penal processes can condemn a cleric to a number of canonical penalties, the most serious of which is dismissal from the clerical state. The question of damages can also be treated directly during these procedures.

      B2 Cases referred directly to the Holy Father

      In very grave cases where a civil criminal trial has found the cleric guilty of sexual abuse of minors or where the evidence is overwhelming, the CDF may choose to take the case directly to the Holy Father with the request that the Pope issue a decree of "ex officio" dismissal from the clerical state. There is no canonical remedy against such a papal decree.

      The CDF also brings to the Holy Father requests by accused priests who, cognizant of their crimes, ask to be dispensed from the obligation of the priesthood and want to return to the lay state. The Holy Father grants these requests for the good of the Church ("pro bono Ecclesiae").

      B3 Disciplinary Measures

      In cases where the accused priest has admitted to his crimes and has accepted to live a life of prayer and penance, the CDF authorizes the local bishop to issue a decree prohibiting or restricting the public ministry of such a priest. Such decrees are imposed through a penal precept which would entail a canonical penalty for a violation of the conditions of the decree, not excluding dismissal from the clerical state. Administrative recourse to the CDF is possible against such decrees. The decision of the CDF is final.

      C. Revision of MP SST

      For some time the CDF has undertaken a revision of some of the articles of "Motu Proprio Sacramentorum Sanctitatis tutela", in order to update the said Motu Proprio of 2001 in the light of special faculties granted to the CDF by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. The proposed modifications under discussion will not change the above-mentioned procedures (A, B1-B3).

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      . AUDIENCES
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      VATICAN CITY, 12 APR 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father received today, in separate audiences four prelates National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (North II Region), during their "ad limina" apostolic visit:

      - Bishop Flavio Giovenale, S.D.B., of Abaetetuba.

      - Bishop Alessio Saccardo, S.I., of Ponta de Pedras.

      - Bishop Jesus Maria Cizaurre Berdonces, O.A.R., Prelate of Cameta.

      - Bishop Bernardo Johannes Bahlmann, O.F.M., Prelate of Obidos.

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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      VATICAN CITY, 12 APR 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Corepiscopus, Yousif Habash, as Bishop of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark of the Syrians (Catholics 13,800, priests 6, permanent deacons 2) in the United States of America. The bishop elect was born in 1951 in Qaraqosh, Iraq and was ordained in 1975. Until now he was the parish priest of the Syro- Catholic Parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Los Angeles, California.

      On Saturday 10 April it was made public that the Pope:

      - Appointed Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. as pontifical legate to the Eucharistic Congress of Slovenia, due to take place in Celje on 13 June.

      - Appointed Cardinal Jozef Tomko, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, as his special envoy to celebrations marking the third centenary of the consecration of the cathedral of Minsk, Belarus, due to take place there on 12 June.

      - Appointed Msgr. Jaime Villarroel Rodriguez of the clergy of the diocese of Margarita, Venezuela, vicar general, as bishop of Carupano (area 5,638, population 461,000, Catholics 454,800, priests 29, religious 22), Venezuela. The bishop-elect was born in Porlamar, Venezuela in 1962 and ordained a priest in 1993.

      - Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the eparchy of Santa Maria del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires of the Ukrainians, Argentina, presented by Bishop Miguel Mykycej F.D.P., in accordance with canon 210 para. 1 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches. He appointed Bishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, auxiliary of Santa Maria del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires, as apostolic administrator of the same eparchy.


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      . NEW BOOK ON THE SHROUD OF TURIN
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      The Ancient Jewish Shroud At Turin by John N. Lupia


      A critical study on the Shroud of Turin by the editor of Roman Catholic News focusing on it as an archaeological textile.

      This book is the result of forty years of research on the Shroud of Turin and is published by Regina Caeli Press in order to assist pilgrims wishing to celebrate the Shroud of Turin Exhibition 10 April 2010 through 23 May 2010, at Turin, Italy, and anyone interested in the Shroud of Turin.

      This book is destined to be one of the most exciting books you will ever have read in Shroud literature since it authenticates the Shroud of Turin as a first century Jewish tallit. The tallit design and form is ancient but the only forms known today are the medieval types that emerged around 1000 A.D and later. It was not until the 17th century that anyone could even have connected the tallit with the burial shroud of Jesus. These two facts alone show it could not have been a medieval forgery. The fact that it can be authenticated as a first century tallit places a stumbling block of equal magnitude in the path of the 1988 C-14 dating. Both cannot be correct. Plausible explanations are given in the book that explain the dating of the linen as being harvested 1260 to 1390 given by the 1988 C-14 testing showing that several key issues were never considered.

      In this investigation it is shown that the Shroud of Turin is an ancient Jewish tallit type made before A.D. 66. This ancient form of the tallit provides strong evidence that the Shroud of Turin is authentic. It was unknown before the 17th cent. that the tallit was identifiable as the burial shroud of Jesus Christ precluding that it could be a medieval forgery. Lupia also shows scientific evidence that was never considered when the experimental design was made in 1988 to perform the C-14 testing. A discussion of the image of Jesus Christ on the Shroud shows that it was most probably formed by unguent residue from anointing the body at burial. Detailed analysis of the various plant extractions used in ancient unguents and their chemistry is given showing that is consistent with the thin coating found on the Shroud that forms the body image.


      FROM THE BACK COVER

      ANTIQUITIES EXPERT PROVES SHROUD OF TURIN IS AUTHENTIC


      John N. Lupia, a world-renowned antiquities expert, who in October 2002, made the breaking news that the so-called James Ossuary was a fake, now has archaeological evidence that the Shroud of Turin is authentic.; His new forensic research reveals that the Shroud of Turin is an ancient linen tallit garment type worn by Essenes at Qumran before A.D. 66 placing the Shroud in this timeframe and associating Jesus with this movement by implication. This idea of
      the possible association with the Essenes is also made by Benedict XVI, who says, ". . . it appears that not only John the Baptist, but possibly Jesus and his family as well, were close to the Qumran community." Moreover, it calls to mind the words of the late John Paul II : "The mysterious fascination of the Shroud forces questions to be raised about the sacred Linen and the historical life of Jesus."

      The cover photograph shows a model wearing a reproduction of the Shroud of Turin based on its exact dimensions and shows that it is a textile garment. It is worn over an alb.

      In February 2004, the late Dr. Raymond N. Rogers, an internationally celebrated chemist who worked directly on the Shroud of Turin in the 1978 STURP Project confirmed Lupia's conclusions via email correspondence. "I think I understand that you believe that all four corners could have been reinforced and/or replaced. Fascinating. Congratulations," Rogers said.

      In an interview Mr. Lupia explained to reporters, "During the Renaissance period the Shroud was contaminated with carbon soot from the fire of 1532. It was from one of the carbon soot corroded corners that the scientists in 1988 cut the sample to date the Shroud, but mistakenly dated the carbon corrosives instead as well as atmospheric contamination. The C-14 dating predominantly tells us the date circa 1260-1390 of the mixture of carbonated corrosion and ancient linen,
      as well as atmospheric contamination not the actual age of the linen textile of the Shroud."

      Ian Wilson, the celebrated Shroud scholar and historian told reporters "Mr. Lupia has something to say that is new, interesting and most meticulously researched."

      Since 1988 critics have erroneously pointed to the medieval date as evidence the Shroud is a hoax or fraud.


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      ISBN : 0982673906

      ISBN : 978-0-9826739-0-4

      Copyright 2009 John N. Lupia III

      Regina Caeli Press 2010


      <http://www.reginacaelipress.com>



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      . YEAR FOR PRIESTS REFLECTIONS
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      A Priest's Prayer

      Loving Father,
      I praise you, I love you, I adore you.
      Send your Holy Spirit to enlighten my mind
      to the truth of your Son, Jesus,
      Priest and Victim.
      Through the same Spirit guide my heart to his Sacred Heart,
      to renew in me a priestly passion
      that I, too, might lay down my life upon the altar.
      May your Spirit wash away my impurities
      and free me from all my transgressions
      in the Cup of Salvation,
      Let only your will be done in me.
      May the Blessed Mother of your dearly beloved Son,
      wrap her mantle around me and protect me from all evil.
      May she guide me to do whatever He tells me.
      May she teach me to have the heart of St. Joseph, her spouse,
      to protect and care for my bride.
      And may her pierced heart inspire me
      to embrace as my own your children
      who suffer at the foot of the cross.
      I humbly cry to her:
      please be my consoling mother,
      and help me to be a better son.
      Lord, make me a holy priest,
      inflamed with the fire of your love, seeking nothing
      but your greater glory and the salvation of souls.
      I humbly bless and thank you, my Father,
      through the Spirit, in Christ Jesus,
      your Son and my brother.
      Amen.

      O Mary, Queen of priests, pray for us.
      Saint John Vianney, pray for us.


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      . CATALOGUE OF LINKS
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      Roman Catholic News is very happy to announce new exciting links
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      3. Today's Lectionary Readings Text
      http://www.usccb.org/nab/041210.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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      5. ROSARY ONLINE


      Rosary in English or Latin with Gregorian Chant
      <http://www.ourcatholicfaith.org/onlinerosary.html>


      DOWNLOAD FREE SCRIPTURAL ROSARY
      <http://www.virtualrosary.org>


      Rosary Prayers in All Languages
      <http://www.rosary-center.org/howto.htm>
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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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      The Benedictine monks of Abbaye Saint-Joseph de Clairval mail a free
      monthly newsletter to anyone who requests it. Also free of charge are:
      the tract about the divinity of Jesus Christ; tract about the Truths
      of the Catholic Religion; scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, with
      explanatory notice; the promises of the Sacred Heart; the mysteries of
      the Rosary.

      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
      <stjoseph.flavigny@l...>

      <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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