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    Roman Catholic News Volume 11, Issue 19 TUESDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2011 * * * ... . MESSAGE TO LATIN-AMERICAN CONGRESS FOR VOCATIONS ... . BENEDICT XVI S PRAYER
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      Roman Catholic News



      Volume 11, Issue 19
      TUESDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2011



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      IN THIS ISSUE :
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      . MESSAGE TO LATIN-AMERICAN CONGRESS FOR VOCATIONS
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      . BENEDICT XVI'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR FEBRUARY
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      . POPE TO CONFER EPISCOPAL ORDINATION ON FIVE PRELATES
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      . CARDINALS TAKE POSSESSION OF DIACONATE, TITULAR CHURCHES
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      . NEW BOOK ON THE SHROUD OF TURIN
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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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      . MESSAGE TO LATIN-AMERICAN CONGRESS FOR VOCATIONS
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      VATICAN CITY, 1 FEB 2011 (VIS) - Made public today was a Message from Benedict XVI to the second Latin-American Continental Congress for Vocations, which is being held in Cartago, Costa Rica, from 31 January to 5 February. The first congress, organised by the Holy See and the Latin-American Confederation of Religious, was celebrated seventeen years ago, while the current gathering is the result of an initiative by bishops responsible for the pastoral care of vocations in Latin America and the Caribbean .



      "The great task of evangelisation requires an ever increasing number of people to respond generously to the call of God and make a lifelong commitment to the cause of the Gospel", the Pope writes. "One precious fruit of incisive missionary action, along with a general strengthening of Christian life, is the increase in vocations of special consecration. In some way, the abundance of vocations is an eloquent sign of ecclesial vitality, and of a faith that is deeply experienced by all members of the People of God".



      "In this second congress - which has as its theme "Master, in Your Name will I Cast my Nets" - those who work in the field of the pastoral care of vocations in Latin America and the Caribbean have come together with the aim of strengthening vocational pastoral care, that baptised people may answer the call to become disciples and missionaries of Christ. ... Pastoral care of vocations must be fully integrated into more general pastoral care, and should have a capillary presence in all fields of pastoral work. ... Experience shows us that, where vocational pastoral care is well planned and constantly practiced, vocations are not lacking. God is generous, and our own commitment to vocational pastoral care in all particular Churches must be equally generous".



      "Vocations", Benedict XVI continues his Message, "are not the result of any human project, or of some efficient organisational strategy. At the deepest level, they are a gift of God. ... It is important to recall the primacy of the life of the spirit as the basis of all pastoral planning. The young generations must be given the chance to open their hearts to a greater reality: to Christ, the only One Who can give meaning and fullness to their lives. ... Yet at the same time, the strengthening of our spiritual life must lead us increasingly to identify ourselves with the will of God, and to offer a clearer and more transparent testimony of faith, hope and charity".



      "Faithful and joyful witness of one's own vocation has been and remains an excellent way to awaken in young people the desire to follow the footsteps of Christ. This must be accompanied by the courage to propose to them, with delicacy and respect, the possibility that God may be calling them too. Often, the divine vocation opens its way through human words, or thanks to an environment in which people experience a living faith. ... The world needs God", the Pope concludes, "and for this reason it will always need people who live for Him and announce Him to others".

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      . BENEDICT XVI'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR FEBRUARY
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      VATICAN CITY, 1 FEB 2011 ( VIS ) - Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for February is: "That all may respect the family and recognise it for its unmatched contribution to the advancement of society".



      His mission intention is: "That Christian communities may witness to the presence of Christ in serving those who suffer from disease in those mission territories where the fight against disease is most urgent".

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      . POPE TO CONFER EPISCOPAL ORDINATION ON FIVE PRELATES
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      VATICAN CITY, 1 FEB 2011 ( VIS ) - In the Vatican Basilica at 10 a .m. on Saturday 5 February, Benedict XVI will confer episcopal ordination on the following priests:



      - Msgr. Savio Hon Tai-Fai S.D.B., born on 21 October 1950, ordained a priest on 17 July 1982, appointed as secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples on 23 December 2010.



      - Msgr. Marcello Bartolucci of the clergy of the diocese of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Italy , born on 9 April 1944, ordained a priest on 9 November 1968, appointed as secretary of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 29 December 2010.



      - Msgr. Celso Morga Iruzubieta of the clergy of the diocese of Calahorra y La Calzada - Logrono , Spain , born on 28 January 1948, ordained a priest on 24 June 1972, appointed as secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy on 29 December 2010.



      - Msgr. Antonio Guido Filipazzi of the clergy of the diocese of Ventimiglia-San Remo , Italy , born on 8 October 1963, ordained a priest on 10 October 1987, appointed as apostolic nuncio on 8 January 2011.



      - Msgr. Edgar Pena Parra of the clergy of the archdiocese of Maracaibo , Venezuela , born on 6 March 1960, ordained a priest on 23 August 1985, appointed as apostolic nuncio on 8 January 2011.

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      . CARDINALS TAKE POSSESSION OF DIACONATE, TITULAR CHURCHES
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      VATICAN CITY, 1 FEB 2011 (VIS) - A note published today by the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff announces details of forthcoming ceremonies in which cardinals will take possession of their titular or diaconate churches:



      At 6.30 p.m. on Saturday 5 February, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, will take possession of the diaconate of St. Agatha of the Goths, in Via Mazzarino 16, Rome .



      At 6 p.m. on Friday 11 February, Cardinal Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, will take possession of the diaconate of St. Mary in Aquiro, in Piazza Capranica, Rome .



      At 6 p.m. on Saturday 12 February, Cardinal Francesco Monterisi, archpriest of the papal basilica of St. Paul 's Outside-the-Walls, will take possession of the diaconate of St. Paul alla Regola, in Via San Paolo alla Regola 6, Rome .



      At midday on Sunday 13 February, Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don of Colombo, Sri Lanka, will take possession of the title of St. Lawrence in Lucina, Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina 16/A, Rome.

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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      VATICAN CITY, 1 FEB 2011 ( VIS ) - The Holy Father erected the new military ordinariate of Bosnia Herzegovina, appointing Fr. Tomo Vuksic as first military ordinary of the country.

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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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      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>

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      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/37>

      Need a Miracle?
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      <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
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      and the Most Reverend John Joseph Myers, Archbishop of Newark, New
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      Get a copy of the book about Mama Gili written by her eldest daughter
      Claudia (now deceased). Claudia Gili Phaneuf, Dolores Immacolata Gili:
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      below. The cost of the book, last time I checked, was $5.00 plus
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      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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      <http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/kempis.html>
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      <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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