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    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 2, Issue 55 FRIDAY 8 March, 2002 Feast of St. John of God * * * WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AND PRAY THE
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      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 2, Issue 55
      FRIDAY 8 March, 2002

      Feast of St. John of God

      * * *

      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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      • Greek Orthodox Delegation Visiting Rome to Overcome
      "Mistrust"
      Will Address Common Challenges with Pope and Vatican
      Representatives
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      • John Paul II Continues with Private Audiences
      Despite Painful Knee
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      • Number of Elector-Cardinals Diminishing
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      • The Crisis of Ecumenism, According to Cardinal Kasper
      A Delicate Project "Totally Different from Relativism"
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      • The Crisis of Ecumenism, According to Cardinal Kasper
      A Delicate Project "Totally Different from Relativism"
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      • Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Center to Open in Glasgow
      431 Babies Born Since His Initiative Started in 1997
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      • Irish Reject Abortion Referendum
      Complex Proposal Loses by a Narrow Margin
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      • ARCHBISHOP FOLEY: MASS FOR U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY
      CHOIR
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      • AUDIENCES
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      • Key Phase of Mother Teresa´s Cause Could End by Easter
      Sacred Heart Priest Is Studying Her "Dark Night of the Soul"
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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
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      • 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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      Greek Orthodox Delegation Visiting Rome to Overcome
      "Mistrust"
      Will Address Common Challenges with Pope and Vatican
      Representatives

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 7, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican
      disclosed that beginning Friday, key meetings will take place in
      Rome between Vatican and Greek Orthodox representatives, to
      address common problems and overcome mutual distrust.

      A press statement issued by the Pontifical Council for Promoting
      Christian Unity revealed that meetings will be held between its
      representatives and a high-level delegation sent by Orthodox
      Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens.

      The announcement is important because the Greek Church was
      virtually the only Orthodox community not present at the Day of
      Prayer for Peace, held in Assisi on Jan. 24.

      Weeks before the event, Archbishop Christodoulos notified the
      Vatican that he would not be able to return the visit the Pope
      made to Athens last May 4, because the Holy Synod believed the
      trip was premature.

      The Orthodox-Rome split dates back to the Eastern schism of
      1054. When John Paul II was in Athens, he asked God's
      forgiveness "for past and present occasions in which the sons
      and daughters of the Catholic Church sinned by deeds or
      omissions against their Orthodox brothers and sisters!"

      The Vatican announcement reveals that the Orthodox delegates,
      who will be led by Metropolitan Panteleimon of Attika, member of
      the Synodal Committee for Inter-Orthodox and Inter-Christian
      Relations, will meet the Pope personally next Monday.

      The Orthodox guests will stay in Rome until March 13. The
      Vatican note explained that, in particular, the Catholic and Greek
      Orthodox representatives will seek "to coordinate efforts so that
      Europe will continue to be a Catholic people," while respecting
      "minorities and the freedom of each people to preserve its faith,
      language, education and tradition."

      The pontifical council explained that, in this connection,
      problems will be addressed that are "linked to justice and
      peace, religious freedom, the family, interreligious dialogue,
      formation, religious indifference and secularization, emigration
      and bioethics," among others.

      The Orthodox representatives will also meet with Archbishop
      Jean-Louis Tauran, Vatican secretary for relations with states,
      and with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation
      for the Doctrine of the Faith.

      Archbishop Christodoulos sent a letter to Cardinal Walter
      Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting
      Christian Unity, to announce that he was sending the delegation.
      The Orthodox archbishop explained that "cooperation and
      collaboration in addressing problems of common interest is the
      way that will dissipate, little by little, the distrust and suspicions
      that we have inherited from the past."

      This trust, the Greek Orthodox archbishop continues, will help to
      "overcome the ecclesiological and dogmatic differences that
      impede that common prayer, which stems from union and is its
      culmination."

      The announcement was made shortly after the Orthodox
      Patriarchate of Moscow canceled Cardinal Kasper's visit, in
      protest against the Pope's decision to create four Russian
      dioceses. Moscow and Athens have enjoyed good relations for a
      long time. In fact, no sooner had John Paul II's trip to Athens
      ended than Archbishop Christodoulos traveled to Russia to
      report to Patriarch Alexy II on its development.

      * * *

      John Paul II Continues with Private Audiences
      Despite Painful Knee

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 7, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The painful, arthritic
      right knee that forced John Paul II to cancel his appearance at
      the Wednesday general audience hasn't kept him from his
      in-house appointments.

      This morning the Holy Father received four Argentine bishops in
      private audience, as well as apostolic nuncio Archbishop Paolo
      Giglio, according to the Vatican Press Office.

      Cardinal Roberto Tucci, who has overseen the logistics of the
      Pope's international trips, told Vatican Radio that John Paul II
      has no hesitation in disclosing his possible health problems.

      The cardinal recalled a meeting John Paul II had with journalists
      during his flight to Cuba in January 1998.

      The reporters said to him: "We would like you to tell us how you
      are, and not learn it from other sources." The Pope replied: "To
      know how he is, the Pope reads the newspapers."

      "It is important to recall that he is the first Pope who has always
      spoken openly about his problems," the cardinal told Vatican
      Radio.

      "Moreover, having arthrosis in a knee at his age -- at my age,
      because we are almost contemporaries -- is not something that
      is so exceptional," he added.

      The cardinal, who is also president of Vatican Radio's
      Administrative Committee, said he could understand the public's
      interest in the Pope's health. But he criticized those doctors who
      have expressed judgments on John Paul II's health to the press,
      without ever having studied his medical history.

      "In any event, the Pope resists, he doesn't give up," the cardinal
      said.

      According to Cardinal Tucci, the Pope's strength lies in prayer. "I
      am convinced he will not stop until he cannot give anymore,
      being faithful to his pastoral ministry."

      * * *

      Number of Elector-Cardinals Diminishing

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 7, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The number of
      cardinals who could participate in a conclave to elect a future
      Pope is shrinking, as several near their 80th birthday.

      Cardinal Virgilio Noè, patriarch of St. Peter's Basilica and the
      Holy Father's vicar general for Vatican City, turns 80 on March 30.
      On that day, there will be 128 elector cardinals left, among the
      178 overall.

      Other cardinals quickly follow suit: Dino Monduzzi turns 80 on
      April 2. Bernardin Gantin, dean of the College of Cardinals, hits
      the milestone on May 8, as does Stephen Kim. Pio Laghi,
      protodeacon cardinal, turns 80 on May 21.

      Cardinals Gilberto Agustoni and Lorenzo Antonetti celebrate their
      80th birthday on July 26 and July 31, respectively. Then, Luis
      Aponte Martínez turns 80 on Aug. 4; Rosalío Castillo Lara on
      Sept. 4; and Roger Etchegaray on Sept. 25.

      * * *

      The Crisis of Ecumenism, According to Cardinal Kasper
      A Delicate Project "Totally Different from Relativism"

      ROME, MARCH 7, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The ecumenical movement
      risks losing young people unless it can produce a vision for the
      future, says the cardinal who oversees the cause.

      Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for
      Promoting Christian Unity, recently delivered an address
      evaluating ecumenism. The address appears in the latest
      edition of the Italian biweekly Il Regno.

      "To a certain degree, the crisis of the ecumenical movement is
      the consequence of its success," the German cardinal writes.

      "The more we come closer to one another, the more painful is
      the experience of not yet being in full communion among
      ourselves, which creates a certain dissatisfaction and
      frustration," he states.

      Moreover, "the new generation of faithful and priests has not
      lived through the council and does not understand how things
      have changed," Cardinal Kasper observes.

      In this context, he mentions three key challenges:

      --"In the first place, we must promote ecumenical formation and
      the reception of ecumenical results. The results of ecumenical
      progress have yet to penetrate the heart and flesh of our Church
      and of the other Churches."

      --"In the second place, we must clarify and renew the
      ecumenical vision. We need a new ecumenical language and
      impulse. We run the risk of losing a whole generation of youths if
      we are not capable of giving them a vision."

      --Third, Cardinal Kasper appealed for the harmonizing of
      dialogue and identity. In this context, he emphasizes, "One can
      see what the problem and advantages of 'Dominus Iesus' are,
      which highlighted the question of identity."

      "Dominus Iesus" was the August 2000 declaration by the
      Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the uniqueness
      and salvific universality of Jesus and the Church. Though
      criticized for sounding less than ecumenical, it basically
      reiterated magisterial teaching on the nature of the Catholic
      Church.

      "We must underline clearly that serious ecumenism is
      something totally different from confessional indifference and
      relativism; it tends to gravitate around the highest common
      denominator," Cardinal Kasper states.

      The cardinal then reviews the situation of relations between
      Catholics and other Christian confessions.

      "We are increasingly conscious of the fact that an Orthodox
      Church does not really exist," he contends. "At the present stage,
      it does not seem that Constantinople is yet capable of
      integrating the different autocephalous Orthodox Churches; there
      are doubts about its primacy of honor, especially in Moscow."

      He continues: "With Moscow, dialogue at the universal level at
      present is very difficult; the situation is improving with Greece; in
      the Middle East, in the territory of the ancient See of Antioch, the
      situation is completely different and there already is almost full
      communion."

      Cardinal Kasper points out the tensions within the Lutheran
      world on the question of ministries as well as tensions in the
      realm of the Anglican Communion.

      Given the above, he believes that over the next few years,
      ecumenism must progress "at two, or even more, speeds."

      However, he cautions, "we must avoid giving the impression of
      'divide et impera.' We would engage in bad ecumenism if we
      created new divisions in the other Churches or confessional
      families, or if we tended to a new form of 'Uniatism.'" The latter --
      considered a pejorative term in the East -- signifies the Eastern
      Christians who left the Orthodox Church to join Rome.

      "A two-speed ecumenism is something very delicate. However,
      in the present situation there is no realistic alternative," Cardinal
      Kasper concludes.

      * * *

      Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Center to Open in Glasgow
      431 Babies Born Since His Initiative Started in 1997

      GLASGOW, Scotland, MARCH 7, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Glasgow
      Archbishop Mario Conti will use his first public engagement here
      Saturday to formally open a new pro-life education center named
      after his predecessor, Cardinal Thomas Winning.

      The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Center will be the base for the
      Pro-Life Initiative that he launched five years ago. The program
      has since been adopted by the bishops' conference of Scotland,
      and 431 babies have been born after their mothers approached
      the project for help.

      The program offers help to women from all backgrounds,
      regardless of creed. Spontaneous public donations continue to
      support the initiative; no sponsorship effort or formal fund raising
      has been necessary.

      The scheme has won support from figures as diverse as John
      Paul II and Germaine Greer, the Glasgow Archdiocese said in a
      statement.

      It cited John Paul II's address to Scottish bishops (April 25,
      1997): "Your efforts to help mothers uncertain about whether to
      welcome their unborn children deserve the support of the whole
      Church community and indeed all persons of good will."

      Germaine Greer wrote in her book "The Whole Woman": "In
      1997, Cardinal Winning took the first step in the direction of
      providing a genuine alternative to abortion. Feminism is
      pro-woman rather than pro-abortion; we have always argued for
      freedom of reproductive choice. But a choice is only possible if
      there are genuine alternatives."

      The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Center will act as a base for
      counseling and administration. It will also serve as a conference
      and education center offering courses and visits to interested
      groups.

      Sister Roseann Reddy has worked for the initiative from the start,
      and founded the new religious community of the Sisters of the
      Gospel of Life as a result of the initiative.

      "Cardinal Winning always insisted that if even one life was
      changed it would be all worthwhile," she said. "In reality his
      courage and belief have changed a culture -- showing the
      Church to be genuinely pro-choice insofar as we offer the choice
      of life to women who feel their only way out is the death of their
      child." The 76-year-old cardinal died last June after a heart
      attack.

      More information is available from Ronnie Convery, director of
      communications, Archdiocese of Glasgow, at
      Ronnie.Convery@....

      * * *

      Irish Reject Abortion Referendum
      Complex Proposal Loses by a Narrow Margin

      DUBLIN, Ireland, MARCH 7, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Voters in Ireland
      narrowly rejected a change to the republic's constitution on
      abortion.

      Voters on Wednesday rejected the proposed amendment by a
      tight margin of 50.42% to 49.58% -- a difference of about 10,000
      votes in this nation of 3.8 million.

      The amendment would have ruled out a mother's threat of
      suicide being used as a reason for abortion. But the
      complexities of the proposal left people confused and even had
      pro-lifers in disagreement.

      Abortion is illegal in the country except in special circumstances
      where the life of the mother is threatened.

      Under the proposal, put forward by Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, it
      would have remained legal for doctors to carry out an abortion if
      it was necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman, BBC
      reported. However, under the proposal, the threat of suicide
      could not have been used as grounds for an abortion.

      Speaking at Dublin Castle today, Ahern said his "honest and
      genuine attempt" to strengthen abortion laws "has been narrowly
      defeated."

      In Dublin and surrounding areas, home to one-third of the
      country's people, a preliminary count showed that up to 80% of
      voters had rejected the proposal, BBC reported.

      In the rural areas, initial results suggested a vote in favor of the
      further restrictions, but turnout was reported to have been low.

      Voter turnout was estimated at less than 45% -- not far above the
      35% that voted in last year's referendum on the European
      Union's Nice Treaty.

      Bad weather may have hurt turnout. Widespread confusion about
      the complexities of the referendum also likely had an impact.

      The campaign split the pro-life camp. While the Catholic Church
      urged people to back the government proposal, others like the
      former Eurovision song contest winner Dana Rosemary Scallon
      argued that the referendum would not protect the unborn.

      * * *

      ARCHBISHOP FOLEY: MASS FOR U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY CHOIR

      VATICAN CITY, MAR 7, 2002 (VIS) - Tomorrow at the altar of the
      cathedra in St. Peter's Basilica, Archbishop John P. Foley,
      president of the PontificalCouncil for Social Communications,
      will celebrate Mass for the Women's Chorus of the U.S. Naval
      Academy.

      * * *

      AUDIENCES

      VATICAN CITY, MAR 7, 2002 (VIS) - The Holy Father today
      received in separate audiences:

      - Archbishop Paolo Giglio, apostolic nuncio.
      - Four prelates from the Episcopal Conference of Argentina, on
      their "ad limina" visit:
      - Bishop Jorge Luis Lona of San Luis.
      - Bishop Juan Horacio Suarez of San Gregorio de Laferrere.
      - Bishop Fernando Carlos Maletti of San Carlos de Bariloche.
      - Bishop Cipriano Garcia Fernandez O.S.A. of Cafayate.

      * * *

      Key Phase of Mother Teresa´s Cause Could End by Easter
      Sacred Heart Priest Is Studying Her "Dark Night of the Soul"

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 7, 2002 (Zenit.org).- One of the most
      important steps for Mother Teresa's beatification could be
      concluded by Easter, a priest working on the cause revealed.

      Father Michael Van der Peet sent a letter to the Priests of the
      Sacred Heart, his brothers in religion (published in
      http://www.scj.org), in which he gives details on the progress of
      the process.

      Father Van der Peet, who belongs to the U.S. province of his
      congregation, arrived in Rome two months ago to work with
      postulator Brian Kolodiejchuk, two other priests, nine Missionary
      Sisters of Charity, and a group of volunteers who work part-time,
      comprising priests, religious and lay people.

      "The diocesan phase of Mother Teresa's cause in Calcutta was
      concluded last fall," Father Van der Peet says. "We are now
      working on the 'Roman' phase called the 'positio,' which
      according to plans has to be concluded by Easter."

      "We are going through the 'meat' of the oral testimony and
      documents from the 80 volumes of material we have on hand,"
      he adds.

      In particular, Father Van der Peet must study a key question in
      Mother Teresa's life.

      "I have been asked to write a chapter on the spiritual life of
      Mother Teresa which comprises not only the work of her union
      with Christ, her mystical experiences, etc., but also the 'Dark
      Night of the Soul' which was very much part of most of her life,"
      Father Van der Peet explains.

      "It is not an easy task, to say the least, and I am asking for your
      prayers," he says. He adds that these difficult moments were
      due to her "great identification with the poor."

      Last September, Archbishop Henry D'Souza of Calcutta revealed
      that Mother Teresa experienced severe interior trials.

      He told the story of the time Mother Teresa was in the
      Woodlands Hospital in 1996. She was found to be very
      perturbed, suffering from doubts and profound fears. She was
      hospitalized because of heart problems, and was unable to
      sleep.

      Archbishop D'Souza thought that perhaps an evil spirit was trying
      to steal her interior peace and confidence in God. So he asked
      Father Rosario Stroscio, 79, a Salesian priest of Sicilian origin,
      to pray over her, with a prayer used for exorcisms. But it was not
      an exorcism as such.

      This story led news agencies to report that Archbishop Souza
      told the Salesian: "You command the devil to go if he's there. In
      the name of the Church, as archbishop, I command you to go
      and do it."

      Later, the archbishop clarified: "I did not think she was
      possessed by an evil spirit."

      In his letter, Father Van der Peet reveals: "The result of the work
      we are doing now will be submitted to a commission of nine
      theological experts chosen by the Congregation for the Causes
      of the Saints."

      The commission "will submit their findings to the Holy Father,
      who e-mails the final decision to proceed to the beatification or
      not," the priest states. "It is generally expected that the Holy
      Father will not wait very long to go ahead."

      Father Van der Peet met Mother Teresa in 1975 when she was
      waiting for a bus. She asked him to preach the Spiritual
      Exercises to some novices. This began a long friendship.

      The priest in his letter touches on the working conditions of
      those responsible in Rome for carrying forward the process of
      beatification.

      "The building where we are working is a home for the
      homeless," he writes. "The work quarters are kind of cramped. It
      is truly Mother Teresa's world."

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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:

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      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
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