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    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 2, Issue 50 FRIDAY 1 March, 2002 FIRST FRIDAY Day of Abstinence * * * WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AND PRAY
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      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 2, Issue 50
      FRIDAY 1 March, 2002

      FIRST FRIDAY
      "Day of Abstinence"

      * * *

      WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT
      CARMEL AND PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY FOR THE
      CONVERSION OF THE WHOLE WORLD AND FOR CHURCH
      UNITY

      * * *

      INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
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      • John Paul II Invited to Visit Poland Again
      President´s Offer "Appreciated," Says Vatican
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      • Pope Congratulates Moscow Patriarch on Saint´s Day
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      • HUMAN RIGHTS DO NOT DEPEND ON MAJORITY CONSENT
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      • INTERNET: A CHALLENGE FOR THE CHURCH
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      • DECLARATION FROM HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE DIRECTOR
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      • IN BRIEF
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      • AUDIENCES
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      • Salesian Vicar Tells What Youth Need Today
      Addresses Opening of General Chapter
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      • World Youth Day Cross Went Behind the Iron Curtain
      Was Kept in Residence of Clandestine Bishop of Bucharest
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      • Swiss Legislation on Homosexual Unions Is Assailed
      Bishops Say "Couples" Can´t Be Equated with Marriage
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      • CATALOGUE OF LINKS
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      • HOW TO POST A QUESTION TO THE CATHOLIC REFERENCE
      DESK AND HOW TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE FOR PUBLICATION
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      • EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL
      HEART OF MARY
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      • DAILY REMINDER
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      • ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS ARCHIVES
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      • COPYRIGHT NOTICES
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      John Paul II Invited to Visit Poland Again
      President´s Offer "Appreciated," Says Vatican

      VATICAN CITY, FEB. 28, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Polish President
      Aleksander Kwasniewski today officially invited John Paul II to
      visit his country this August.

      The Holy Father "has very much appreciated" the invitation,
      Vatican spokesman Joaquín Navarro-Valls said in a press
      statement. The invitation came during an audience at the
      Vatican. Last week Kwasniewski told Polish public radio of his
      plan to extend the invitation.

      Navarro-Valls also reported that during the Polish president's
      meeting with the Pope and, subsequently, with Cardinal Angelo
      Sodano, Vatican secretary of state, a review was made of "the
      situation of church-state relations in Poland."

      Special attention was given "to those topics that most concern
      the Church, such as life, the family and solidarity," the statement
      continues. The review of relations was followed by an "exchange
      of opinions on the situation in Europe and the world,"
      Navarro-Valls continued.

      The Holy Father's meeting with the Polish president, a former
      Communist, lasted about a half-hour. Kwasniewski was
      accompanied by his wife and a 12-member entourage.

      Kwasniewski is on a three-day official visit to Italy to request the
      latter's support for his country's entry into the European Union,
      an objective the Warsaw government hopes to achieve by 2004.

      Kwasniewski, who has been president since 1995, was
      re-elected in October 2000. This was the Polish chief executive's
      fourth visit to the Vatican.

      * * *

      Pope Congratulates Moscow Patriarch on Saint´s Day

      VATICAN CITY, FEB. 28, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II sent a
      congratulatory telegram to Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow
      and All Russias on the occasion of his saint's day, Vatican Radio
      reported today.

      The message, written in French, states: "I send, Your Holiness,
      my most heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the feast of
      St. Alexis."

      "I ask the Lord to guide us, beyond the difficulties we are
      experiencing, in search of dialogue toward a way of greater
      collaboration in order to reach that unity to which we all aspire,"
      the papal message adds.

      The Moscow Patriarchate canceled a visit planned for the end of
      February by Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical
      Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in protest over the creation
      of four Catholic dioceses in Russian territory on Feb. 11.

      * * *

      HUMAN RIGHTS DO NOT DEPEND ON MAJORITY CONSENT

      VATICAN CITY, FEB 28, 2002 (VIS) - Yesterday evening, the Pope
      received members of the Pontifical Academy for Life who have
      been participating in their eighth plenary assembly on the theme:
      "Nature and dignity of the human being as a foundation for the
      right to life. The challenges of the contemporary cultural context."

      The Pope affirmed the importance of recovering "the
      anthropological and ethical significance of natural law and of the
      associated concept of natural rights. Indeed, it is a question of
      demonstrating if and how it is possible to 'recognize' the
      particular traits of all human beings, in terms of their nature and
      dignity, as a foundation for the right to life. ... Only on this basis is
      it possible for there to be true dialogue and authentic
      collaboration between believers and non-believers."

      "It is important," he went on, "to help our contemporaries to
      understand the positive and humanizing value of natural moral
      law, correcting a series of misunderstandings and erroneous
      interpretations. The first mistake that must be eliminated is the
      'supposed conflict between freedom and nature'." Another point
      "is the presumed static and immobile character attributed to the
      notion of natural moral law, this perhaps arises through an
      erroneous analogy with the concept of the natural properties of
      the physical world."

      John Paul II recalled that "the Church's Magisterium invokes the
      universality and the dynamic and perfective character of natural
      law with reference to the transmission of life, both in order to
      maintain the fullness of marital union in the procreative act and
      to conserve openness to life in conjugal love. The Magisterium
      makes a similar invocation on the theme of respect for innocent
      human life: here our thoughts go to abortion, to euthanasia, and
      to the destructive suppression and experimentation with human
      embryos and fetuses."

      "The rights of man," he stressed, "must refer to what man is by
      his nature and by reason of his dignity and not ... to the
      subjective choices of those who enjoy the power to participate in
      social life or who manage to
      obtain the consensus of the majority. ... This false interpretation
      of the rights of man ... can also lead democratic regimes to a
      form of substantial totalitarianism."

      The Holy Father concluded by emphasizing that "the Church
      affirms each innocent human being's right to life, in each
      moment of his existence. The distinction sometimes proposed
      in some international documents between 'human being' and
      'human person,' to then recognize the right to life and physical
      integrity only for people already born, is an artificial distinction
      with no scientific or philosophical foundation."

      * * *

      INTERNET: A CHALLENGE FOR THE CHURCH

      VATICAN CITY, FEB 28, 2002 (VIS) - Today the Pontifical Council
      for Social Communications presented in the Holy See Press
      Office two documents devoted to the Internet: "Ethics in Internet"
      and "The Church and Internet". Archbishop John Patrick Foley
      and Bishop Pierfranco Pastore, respectively president and
      secretary of the council, presented the documents.

      The documents have been published in German, Spanish,
      French, English, Italian, Polish and Portuguese. Archbishop
      Foley presented the first of the two documents, "Ethics and
      Internet," which opens by affirming that "internet is the latest and,
      in many aspects, the most powerful in a line of (communication)
      media ... that for many people have progressively eliminated
      time and space as obstacles to communication during the last
      century and a half."

      The text continues: "In this document, we wish to set out a
      Catholic view of the internet, as a starting point for the Church's
      participation in dialogue with other sectors of society."

      Archbishop Foley commented, "the basic principles for the
      internet are the same as those for other forms of
      communication: 'the human person and the human community
      are the end and measure of the use of the media of social
      communication; communication should be by persons to
      persons for the integral development of persons'." And he
      emphasized that the "internet is an opportunity and a challenge
      and not a threat."

      He added that this document "cites a most interesting passage
      from our pastoral instruction 'Communio et Progressio,'
      published more than thirty years ago: 'Media have the ability to
      make every person everywhere a partner in the business of the
      human race' and internet can certainly do that."

      The text, in referring to problems raised by the new
      communications media, speaks about the "digital divide - a form
      of discrimination dividing the rich from the poor ... on the basis of
      access, or lack of access, to the new information technology." It
      further affirms that "ways need to be found to make the internet
      accessible to less advantaged groups." The president of the
      pontifical council also cited the ethical questions of "privacy,
      thesecurity and confidentiality of data, copyright and intellectual
      property law, pornography, hate sites, the dissemination of
      rumor and character assassination under the guise of news,
      and much else."

      Archbishop Foley noted however, "We do not view the internet
      only as a source of problems; we see it as a source of benefits
      to the human race. But the benefits can be fully realized only if
      the problems are solved."

      With reference to this, the document emphasizes that "internet
      can ... broaden education and cultural horizons, break down
      divisions, promote human development in a multitude of ways."

      "Ethics in Internet" concludes with some recommendations for
      the use of internet, recognizing in the first place that "the virtue of
      solidarity is the measure of the internet's service of the common
      good." The document goes on to suggest that in internet "prior
      censorship by government should be avoided" and new laws are
      necessary in order to deal with the crimes unique to this
      medium (spread of viruses, theft of data). "Regulation of the
      internet is desirable, and in principle industry self-regulation is
      best ... Industry codes of ethics can play a useful role."

      Bishop Pastore then presented the document "the Church and
      Internet." He began by affirming that the Church "is called
      courageously to remind all men and women of good will that
      internet is a 'gift of God' and, as such, can and must be used for
      good, it can be an instrument of good."

      Commenting on the opportunities and challenges presented by
      this means of communication, the document states: "the internet
      is relevant to many activities and programmes of the Church -
      evangelization, including both re-evangelization and new
      evangelization and the traditional missionary work 'ad gentes,'
      catechesis and other kinds of education, news and information,
      apologetics, governance and administration, and some forms of
      pastoral counseling and spiritual direction."

      The secretary of the dicastery also quoted section six of the
      document where it is indicated that "the Church also needs to
      understand and use the internet as a tool of internal
      communications. This requires keeping clearly in view its
      special character as a direct, immediate, interactive and
      participatory medium."

      "Internet," the document continues, "also presents some special
      problems for the Church," such as "the presence of hate sites
      devoted to defaming and attacking religious and ethnic groups.
      Some of these target the Catholic Church." Moreover, the
      "proliferation of web sites calling themselves Catholic creates a
      problem of a different sort. Church-related groups should be
      creatively present on the internet, and well-motivated,
      well-informed individuals and unofficial groups acting on their
      own initiative are entitled to be there as well. But it is confusing,
      to say the least, not to distinguish eccentric doctrinal
      interpretations, idiosyncratic devotional practices and ideological
      advocacy bearing a 'Catholic' label from the authentic positions
      of the Church."

      The third and last chapter of the document contains a series of
      suggestions to different groups; Church leaders are told of the
      "need to understand the media, (and to) apply this
      understanding in formulating pastoral plans for social
      communications." Pastoral workers are encouraged to learn to
      use the internet and to undergo appropriate doctrinal and
      spiritual formation "in order to witness to Christ." Educators and
      catechists are urged to offer, in schools and universities,
      courses and "more advanced training" to individuals preparing
      for professional media work.

      Parents are requested to guide and supervise their children in
      the use of internet. This includes "making sure that filtering
      technology is used ... in order to protect them as much as
      possible from pornography, sexual predators and other threats."
      Finally, people of good will are cautioned to prudence in order to
      be able to see internet's capacity for good and evil, they are
      encouraged to be strong and brave in "standing up for truth in the
      face of religious and moral relativism," and to "temperance and
      self-discipline" in order to use this technology "wisely and only
      for good."

      * * *

      DECLARATION FROM HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE DIRECTOR

      VATICAN CITY, FEB 28, 2002 (VIS) - Today in the late morning,
      Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls made the
      following declaration:

      "This morning, the Holy Father John Paul II received in audience
      Aleksander Kwasniewski, president of the Republic of Poland.

      "The president then went on to meet Cardinal Secretary of State
      Angelo Sodano.

      "In the course of the discussions, attention was given to
      Church-State relations in Poland, with particular reference to
      subjects that especially concern the Church such as life, the
      family and solidarity.

      "There followed an exchange of opinions on the situation in
      Europe and the world.

      "In his meeting with the Holy Father, President Kwasniewski
      invited John Paul II to visit Poland, for which the Pope expressed
      his appreciation."

      * * *

      IN BRIEF

      TODAY THE POPE RECEIVED PARTICIPANTS in a spiritual
      congress of bishops, friends of the Focolare Movement, whom
      he encouraged to "cultivate a genuine and deep spirituality of
      communion," which is a "requirement that concerns all the
      members of the Church community," but above all "the
      shepherds who are called to make certain that the different gifts
      and ministries contribute to the common edification of the faithful
      and the spreading of the Gospel."

      SUNDAY MARCH 3 THE DAY OF LATIN AMERICA WILL BE
      CELEBRATED in Spanish dioceses. For this reason, the annual
      message of the presidency of the Pontifical Commission for
      Latin America was made public. Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re
      and Bishop Cipriano Calderon, respectively president and vice
      president of the commission, write that "the presence of Latin
      American emigrants in Spain must be accepted with a true
      evangelizing spirit."

      * * *

      AUDIENCES

      VATICAN CITY, FEB 28, 2002 (VIS) - The Holy Father today
      received in separate audiences:

      - Aleksander Kwasniewski, president of the Republic of Poland,
      accompanied by his wife and an entourage.
      - Archbishop Alessandro D'Errico, apostolic nuncio in Pakistan.
      - Archbishop Rodolfo Quezada Toruno of Guatemala.

      * * *

      Salesian Vicar Tells What Youth Need Today
      Addresses Opening of General Chapter

      ROME, FEB. 28, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Youths today need holy
      teachers who can help them make sense of a fragmented world,
      the vicar general of the Salesians said at the opening of the
      congregation's General Chapter.

      One of the main items on the agenda of the meeting which
      opened Monday is to elect a successor to the rector major,
      Father Juan Edmundo Vecchi, who recently died.

      The vicar general, Father Luc Van Looy, in his address said the
      world of youth changes quickly.

      "Faith does not find easy citizenship among youths," he said.
      "The person of Christ and his message are either absent or little
      known, the sense of sin has dimmed, and justification of one's
      acts and positions is guided by one's own way of thinking and
      feeling."

      "This makes more difficult the role of the educator who wishes to
      communicate the principal values of life," Father Van Looy noted.

      Youth must be offered an "integral proposal, ... models that unify
      in a consistent and shared way all that is separated and
      fragmented in society," the vicar general said. "Our communities
      must continue to make the effort to show that fraternal unity and
      the sharing of common goals is possible."

      According to Father Van Looy, the world today needs "holy
      persons, able to light the vocational flame in youths."

      The Salesian vicar acknowledged that some educators seem
      "tired of struggling, of working without seeing any results, of
      addressing a disoriented world."

      "Some Brothers think of their work more as professional work
      than apostolic," he said. "Expressions of spiritual life and prayer
      do not always correspond with what youths seek."

      The Salesians, with more than 17,000 religious and 1,850
      houses, constitute one of the Church's most important
      congregations dedicated to education.

      The vicar general said the congregation is "in the vanguard of
      evangelization, in contact with other religions, in ecumenical
      situations, in territories of the greatest economic, human and
      cultural poverty."

      In the Middle East, the Salesians are beginning projects in
      Kuwait and Iraq, he said. In Asia and Australia, they are
      expanding with houses in Nepal and Japan, the Solomon
      Islands, Pakistan and the Fiji Islands. Salesians' work in Asia is
      contributing to interreligious dialogue, the vicar added.

      In Africa, the Salesians have new communities in Malawi,
      Namibia, the Island of Mauritius, and Zimbabwe. The Holy See
      has entrusted a new apostolic prefecture in Gambela, Ethiopia,
      to Don Bosco's sons.

      Father Van Looy's suggested that the Salesians should "reflect
      on the effect of our action when the works become too big and
      complex, given the limited number of Salesian religious."

      "One must ask oneself, in such conditions, to what point we
      succeed in communicating the spirit of Don Bosco to the lay
      collaborators and to what point we succeed in effectively making
      our recipients solid and honest citizens and persons committed
      to the criteria of the good Christian," Father Van Looy concluded.

      * * *

      World Youth Day Cross Went Behind the Iron Curtain
      Was Kept in Residence of Clandestine Bishop of Bucharest

      ROME, FEB. 28, 2002 (Zenit.org).- When the World Youth Day
      cross visited the ruins of New York's twin towers on Monday, it
      was not the first time it became a sign of hope in a critical
      moment of history.

      One day in 1988, the WYD cross arrived in a capital city behind
      the Iron Curtain.

      The 30 kilos of wood appeared in the Bucharest, Romania,
      residence of clandestine Bishop (now Cardinal) Alexandru
      Todea. Following 13 years of incarceration, Bishop Todea was in
      the process of secretly reorganizing the Byzantine-rite
      community.

      Few Romanians knew how the cross made it across the border.
      Later, the prelate revealed that cross was smuggled in, in three
      pieces.

      This courageous action was the idea of youths, who shipped the
      longest piece as merchandise. The other two sections were
      concealed in the backpacks of two Romanian youths who
      crossed the border on different days, so as not to attract police
      attention.

      Once in Bishop Todea's residence, the cross was the object of
      pilgrimages. Some of the faithful wept when they saw the cross,
      an expression of affection of the Church and the Polish Pope.

      The cross has now gone around the world, and John Paul II
      decided to have a copy of it made. One of the crosses is in the
      St. Lawrence International Youth Center in Rome, and the other
      continues to travel. At present, it is preparing faithful for the World
      Youth Day in Toronto this July.

      * * *

      Swiss Legislation on Homosexual Unions Is Assailed
      Bishops Say "Couples" Can´t Be Equated with Marriage

      ZURICH, Switzerland, FEB. 28, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Switzerland's
      Catholic bishops have expressed clear opposition to a draft law
      that aims to treat homosexual couples like spouses.

      "Although homosexual persons living together can register
      before a public official, it cannot have the same legal effects as
      those of marriage between heterosexuals," the Swiss episcopal
      conference stated in a note published Tuesday.

      The document had been sent earlier in the form of a letter to
      Ruth Metzler, adviser of the confederation, by Bishop Amédée
      Grab, president of the Swiss episcopate.

      The text thanks the authorities for "the invitation to express
      themselves on the subject," and analyzes the spirit of the draft
      law that "eliminates discriminations, namely, the unjustified
      different treatment of homosexual couples."

      However, Bishop Grab says that it is not possible "to dilute the
      cultural and legal privilege of the institution of marriage,
      recognized and protected by Swiss law."

      Such a privilege is "inherent to the institution of marriage itself,
      and consolidated by tradition," he continued.

      Yet, the episcopal note regards as "positive" the fact that the draft
      law does not absolutely provide for the possibility of "marriage
      for couples of the same sex," and then asks questions about its
      objectives.

      The Swiss episcopate ends by requesting that families founded
      on matrimony not be marginalized. It says such families now
      suffer "pointless and unjust discriminations."

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      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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      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
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