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    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 2, Issue 56 MONDAY 11 March, 2002 * * * WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AND PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY FOR THE
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      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 2, Issue 56
      MONDAY 11 March, 2002

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      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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      • Papal Address Before the Angelus
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      • Catholics Ordinarily Will Be Able to Go to Communion Under
      Both Species
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      • Pope Appeals for Help for All Women in Difficulty
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      • John Paul II Resumes Public Engagements
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      • Guatemala Getting Ready for Canonization of Pedro de
      Betancur
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      • Canadian Bishops Assail Stem-Cell Decision
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      • Psychology and Its Proper Place in Selection and Formation of
      Priests
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      • Christ Can Restore the Glow of Faith, Says Papal Preacher
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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
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      • DAILY REMINDER
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      • ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS ARCHIVES
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      • COPYRIGHT NOTICES
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      Papal Address Before the Angelus

      We Are All the Man Born Blind, Says John Paul II

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 10, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Following is a
      translation of John Paul II´s address before he led the midday
      Angelus for the pilgrims in St. Peter´s Square.

      Dear Brothers and Sisters!

      1. "Laetare, Jerusalem ..." With these words of the prophet
      Isaiah, the Church invites us to rejoice today, midway in our
      penitential Lenten journey. Joy and light are the dominant theme
      in today´s liturgy. The Gospel recounts the story of "a man blind
      from his birth" (John 9:1). Seeing him, Jesus made clay with
      spittle and anointed the man´s eyes with the clay, saying to him:
      "´Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam´ (which means Sent). So he
      went and washed and came back seeing" (John 9:6-7).

      The man born blind represents the man marked by sin, who
      wishes to know the truth about himself and his own destiny, but
      is impeded by a congenital malady. Only Jesus can cure him: He
      is "the light of the world" (John 9:5). By entrusting oneself to him,
      every human being, spiritually blind from birth, has the possibility
      of "coming to the light" again, that is, to supernatural life.

      2. Along with the healing of the blind man, the Gospel highlights
      the incredulity of the Pharisees, who refuse to acknowledge the
      miracle, given that Jesus effected it on the sabbath, violating in
      their judgment the Mosaic law. Thus, an eloquent paradox
      emerges, which Christ himself summarizes with these words: "I
      came into this world, so that those who do not see might see,
      and those who do see might become blind" (John 9:39).

      For whomever encounters Christ, there is no other way: Either
      one recognizes one´s need of him and of his light, or one
      chooses to ignore him. In the latter case, the same presumption
      impedes both the one who thinks he is just before God, as well
      as the one who considers himself an atheist, to be open to an
      authentic conversion.

      3. May no one, dear brothers and sisters, close their spirit to
      Christ! He gives the light of faith to the one who receives him,
      light that is able to transform hearts and, consequently,
      mentalities, social, political and economic situations dominated
      by sin. "... I do believe, Lord!" (John 9:38). With the man born
      blind, may each one of us be ready to humbly profess our own
      adherence to him.

      May the Holy Virgin obtain this for us, who is totally pervaded by
      the radiance of divine grace.


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      Catholics Ordinarily Will Be Able to Go to Communion Under
      Both Species

      Vatican Note on Eve of Publication of Roman Missal

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 8, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Catholics of the
      Roman rite will be able to go to Communion ordinarily under
      both eucharistic species, according to a note published by the
      Holy See.

      The document on "Communion Under Both Species" was
      written by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the
      Discipline of the Sacraments, and sent to bishops. The Vatican
      Press Office has not published it, for the moment.

      The note anticipates the imminent third edition of the Roman
      Missal, approved by John Paul II in April 2000.

      In No. 283, the new missal "contains several dispositions that
      extend, only in the ambit of the Roman rite, the possibility of
      distributing holy Communion under the two species of bread
      and wine."

      The Vatican note explains that it will be up to the diocesan
      bishop to "issue norms" on this matter, without waiting for
      instructions from the episcopal conference. The document does
      not go into details on how the Precious Blood will be distributed
      during Communion.

      Reception of Communion under both species by the faithful has
      been regulated by the General Instruction of the Roman Missal,
      No. 242.

      According to that normative, the episcopal conferences had the
      power to decide the extension and conditions in which bishops
      could allow Communion under both species, on special
      occasions, for the spiritual life of any community or group of
      faithful.

      Communion under both species is common in the Orthodox
      Churches.

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      Pope Appeals for Help for All Women in Difficulty

      Meets Members of "Tra Noi" Movement

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 8, 2002 (Zenit.org).- On Woman´s Day,
      John Paul II appealed for help for all women in difficulty.

      The Holy Father made this appeal today when he met with
      members of the "Tra Noi" (Among Us) movement, which for the
      past 50 years has been committed to the aid of domestic
      employees, as well as other marginalized members of society.

      The Pope took advantage of the occasion to express his
      "spiritual closeness to women in difficulty, hoping that there will
      always be persons near them who are ready to support them, so
      that they can fully realize their aspirations."

      The Tra Noi movement arose when Father Sebastiano Plutino, a
      religious of the Little Work of Divine Providence, brought together
      women working as domestics to assist other women in their line
      of work, as well as victims of social marginalization. The
      movement spread throughout Italy and to other countries, notably
      Brazil.

      John Paul II encouraged the members, saying that "social
      categories, old and new, at risk or marginalized, await your
      service."

      Among the neediest, the Holy Father mentioned "immigrants,
      elderly people in difficulty, and youths seeking solid points of
      reference."

      "By spreading the ´spirituality of acceptance´ you can be the
      authors of an authentic universal fraternity, in which every human
      being feels accepted without distinctions of social class,
      religion, culture or nationality," John Paul II told the members
      during a private audience.

      In order to achieve this objective, "it is necessary, in the first
      place, to maintain alive and intensify daily contact with God in
      assiduous listening to his Word, with prayer and an intense
      sacramental life."

      "Only men and women of prayer can be authors of an incisive
      social and apostolic action. May the Eucharist, inexhaustible
      source of communion and missionary commitment, be at the
      center of everything," the Holy Father said.

      * * *

      John Paul II Resumes Public Engagements

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 10, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II has
      resumed his public engagements after being restricted last
      week because of an arthritic right knee.

      On Saturday morning, the Holy Father had a long meeting in
      Paul VI Hall with 1,200 Polish pilgrims.

      Leaning on his stick, and assisted by Bishop Stanislaw Dziwisz,
      his personal secretary, the Holy Father walked in the auditorium,
      stopping along the way to greet his compatriots.

      The faithful, who were accompanied by Cardinal Jozef Glemp,
      primate of Poland, were celebrating the reorganization of the
      dioceses under Warsaw´s jurisdiction.

      "Today more than ever it is necessary to give witness with one´s
      own life, with drive and apostolic solicitude," the Bishop of Rome
      exhorted, delivering a long address in Polish in a strong voice.

      Many of the pilgrims took up the Pope´s invitation to join him for
      the Angelus at St. Peter´s Square the next day.

      * * *

      Guatemala Getting Ready for Canonization of Pedro de Betancur

      Bishops Issue Statement Anticipating Papal Visit

      GUATEMALA CITY, MARCH 10, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II´s
      visit to Guatemala to canonize Pedro de San José de Betancur is
      a chance for the country to give witness to its faith, say the
      nation´s bishops.

      In a statement announcing the Holy Father´s visit July 31-Aug. 1,
      the bishops say the event is a chance for the Central American
      nation to follow the example of de Betancur, the founder of the
      Bethlemite Brothers and Sisters.

      Pedro de Betancur will be "the first Central American saint," the
      bishops write. In fact, he was born in Vilaflor, in the Canary
      Islands of Spain, on Sept. 18, 1626. He went to Guatemala when
      he was 24 as a lay missionary and when he arrived, said: "I want
      to live and die here."

      A serious illness put this member of the Third Order of St.
      Francis in direct contact with the poorest and most disinherited
      in Guatemala. Recovering his health unexpectedly, de Betancur
      became the apostle of captives. He was also the protector of
      Indians, emigrants, and orphaned and abandoned children.

      "Thanks to Brother Pedro, it is possible to say that after some
      100 years of Christian faith, there were already fruits of holiness
      in our land," the bishops say.

      The last part of the episcopal text gives recommendations for
      preparations for John Paul II´s third visit to Guatemala.

      Following the example of the future saint, the Church in
      Guatemala proposes "renewed hearing and meditation of the
      Word," and insists that believers must "intensify their
      commitment of faith within the Christian community to which they
      belong, doing away with the divorce between faith and life," and
      giving "witness of Christian identity in all social ambiences,
      including those of study, work and the family, in order to
      transform them."

      * * *

      Canadian Bishops Assail Stem-Cell Decision

      "Cannot Outweigh the Reality That a Human Embryo Dies in the
      Process"

      OTTAWA, MARCH 10, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Here is the text of a letter
      from the Canadian bishops´ conference to Federal Health
      Minister Anne McLellan on the recent decision to allow research
      on human embryos.

      Re: Final Report of the Canadian Institutes of
      Health Research on Stem Cell Research

      Dear Ms. McLellan:

      In the name of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
      (CCCB), I would like to express my profound disappointment
      with the recent report of the Canadian Institutes of Health
      Research (CIHR) on Stem Cell Research that allows public
      funding of research on embryos who remain after fertility
      treatments.

      The CCCB collaborates with the Catholic Organization for Life
      and Family (COLF), which includes a multi-disciplinary group of
      lay people with backgrounds in science, health, ethics, theology,
      law, business and education. COLF commented on the CIHR
      draft report last May, and both the CCCB and COLF participated
      in the hearings of the House of Commons Standing Committee
      on Health on the draft legislation on Assisted Human
      Reproduction.

      Our position on embryonic stem cell research is the following:
      human embryos are human beings with dignity who must be
      respected as human subjects and not treated as research
      objects. This position is based on both reason and faith and
      supported by a broad range of scientific and ethical opinion. The
      potential of embryonic stem therapy for healing degenerative
      diseases cannot outweigh the reality that a human embryo dies
      in the process.

      The purpose of this letter is not to reiterate the many arguments
      against embryonic stem cell research that have been made by
      us and others in different forums but to underline the troubling
      aspects of the release of this report at this time and the way it
      circumvented the issue of the moral status of the human
      embryo.

      1) The Role of Parliament

      As you know, your predecessor asked the House of Commons
      Standing Committee on Health to review and consult with
      Canadians on draft legislation concerning assisted human
      reproduction. This process enabled the views of Canadians to
      be expressed in a public forum and a variety of perspectives to
      be heard. Members of the CIHR Working Group also had an
      opportunity to make representations to this Committee.

      Should not this legislative process be allowed to play itself out
      with vigorous debate by elected representatives who are
      accountable to Canadians? The Report of CIHR gives the
      impression that the legislative process is being pre-empted and
      that the views of ordinary Canadians are being discounted.

      2) The moral status of the human embryo

      In its final report CIHR acknowledged that in responding to its
      draft report, "Many respondents expressed the viewpoint that the
      embryo has full moral status and an inviolable right to life from
      the moment of conception."

      Nevertheless, "no attempt was made to articulate an argument
      regarding the moral status of the embryo", CIHR preferring to rely
      on the principles already articulated by the Tri-Council Policy
      Statement four years ago. With respect, this overlooks the fact
      that Canadians have become much more aware about what is at
      stake since the recent explosion of news about embryonic stem
      cell therapy.

      Both CIHR and the House of Commons Standing Committee
      have heard serious ethical concerns about embryonic stem cell
      research from Canadians across the country. Clearly, there is no
      consensus in favour of embryonic stem cell research. Moreover,
      a decision of this moral import, which affects the ethical tone of
      our society and engages public funds, ought not to be made by a
      body that is not directly accountable to the Canadian people.
      Parliament is the best place for these issues to be discussed
      after a full and open discussion with the Canadian people and a
      thorough analysis of the status of the human embryo.

      We urge you as Minister of Health to impose a moratorium on all
      embryonic stem cell research pending legislation by the
      Government of Canada. Thank you for considering our views and
      for the care that you and your officials are taking in trying to
      discern the best way forward for Canadians with respect to so
      many new developments that are full of both risk and promise.

      Sincerely,

      Most Reverend Jacques Berthelet C.S.V.
      Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil
      President
      Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

      * * *

      Psychology and Its Proper Place in Selection and Formation of
      Priests

      Gladys Sweeney, Dean of the Institute for the Psychological
      Sciences

      ROME, MARCH 10, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II said on Feb. 4
      that the selection and formation of candidates for the priesthood,
      a critical issue at this time, can receive a valid contribution from
      psychology (see ZENIT documents).

      In order to understand better what the Holy Father proposed,
      ZENIT interviewed Gladys A. Sweeney, dean of the Institute for
      the Psychological Sciences [http://www.ipsciences.edu], an
      educational institution located in Arlington, Virginia, dedicated to
      the development and promotion of approaches to psychology
      based on the Catholic vision of the human person.

      ZENIT: In his address to the Vatican Congregation for Catholic
      Education, the Pope proposed, in particular, the contribution of
      experts in psychology to guide the selection of young men who
      wish to enter the seminary to become priests. What contribution
      can psychology make in this area?

      Sweeney: This is an area in which psychology can give an
      indispensable service. The use of psychological instruments
      and diagnostic interviews enable one to determine if there are
      obstacles of a psychic, emotional or organic nature that impede
      the postulant from freely making a vocational decision.

      The vocational decision should be a free decision based on
      love. Occasionally, postulants think they have a vocation, but the
      motivation might come from an unconscious desire to avoid
      marriage, for example, or to flee from interpersonal relations.
      Psychology helps to clarify these obstacles, doing a great
      service not only to the Church but also to the postulant.

      Q: Does psychology´s contribution in the road to preparation for
      the priesthood end here? Can it be useful for the formation of
      seminarians?

      Sweeney: The value of psychology is not just limited to the
      selection of seminarians. Priestly formation and that of
      consecrated life is long and calls for a level of very intense
      introspection and self-examination.

      During this formative period, phenomena of a psychological
      nature can manifest themselves, such as anguishes, anxieties,
      moments of depression, which are not clarified with spiritual
      direction. They can be the result of intensified self-knowledge,
      and they might need the help of psychological sciences. In these
      cases, consultation with a psychologist might even save a
      vocation.

      Q: The Pope requests that the psychologists who advise
      seminaries have "good scientific qualifications" and "a sound
      understanding of the Christian vision of life." What does he
      mean? Is he referring to a current of psychology?

      Sweeney: The psychologist with good qualifications means that
      he has a thorough understanding of the latest scientific
      advances of the science and, of course, this is very important.
      However, they must have a clear understanding of the integral
      vision of the human being, as the supernatural aspect of a
      vocation.

      Considering the previous example, it is possible that these
      periods of anxiety or depression do not reflect psychological
      dysfunction, but they can be a manifestation of a transitory period
      of the spiritual life, such as, for example, a "dark night of the
      soul." In this case, once it passes, the person is at a more
      developed level of the spiritual life.

      If a psychologist is consulted who does not understand the
      supernatural aspect of a vocation, and he treats it as a
      dysfunction, more harm is done, by impeding a person´s
      spiritual growth. And if, in fact, it is a psychological problem, it is
      an error to treat it as a spiritual problem. This is why
      psychologists, well formed intellectually and spiritually, can give
      a great service to seminaries, not only in the process of
      selection, but also in priestly formation.

      Q: Don´t you think that there is a risk in this case of confusing
      psychology with spirituality or moral life? How can this danger be
      avoided?

      Sweeney: An integral vision of the person includes all aspects:
      psychological, spiritual and moral. People with psychological
      problems tend to make decisions imprudently, contrary to
      human nature, and at times immoral.

      Sometimes there is a master of this type of decisions. In this
      case, psychological sciences must intervene. The objective is
      that they free the will, so that the person can see the situations
      objectively, discern the course of action prudently, and act
      morally and virtuously. Psychology would be at the service of
      truth and, like John the Baptist, must help "to make straight the
      way of the Lord."

      There must be no confusion. Psychology frees the person so
      that the latter will choose the good.

      This vision of psychology at the service of the truth about the
      human being and about vocations will depend on a well-oriented
      education for the psychologists of the future. It must be a
      psychology that is not reductionist, relativist, or that ignores the
      transcendence of the human being.

      * * *

      Christ Can Restore the Glow of Faith, Says Papal Preacher

      John Paul II Listens to Meditation in Preparation for Holy Week

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 8, 2002 (Zenit.org).- What do the hands
      of a clock, a small plastic rosary, and faith have in common?

      Answer: the ability to "shine in the dark," says the Papal
      Household preacher, Father Raniero Cantalamessa.

      The Capuchin friar posed that riddle today to the Pope and his
      Roman Curia collaborators, during the second of four
      meditations preparing them for Holy Week.

      The arthritic right knee that has been troubling John Paul II
      couldn´t keep him from going to the Redemptoris Mater Chapel
      in the Vatican this morning, to hear the meditation.

      Father Cantalamessa explained that just as the physical
      phosphorescence of objects may become tenuous, but they
      intensify when exposed to the sun, so too the believer may also
      recover his spiritual glow, by exposing himself to the light of
      Christ´s face. This face is certainly human, but above all it is
      divine, he emphasized.

      The preacher recalled that many passages of the New
      Testament attest to Christ´s awareness of acting "with the very
      authority of God," as "final judge of men and history," and not just
      as a simple "unknown rabbi of Galilee."

      He noted that Scripture is not the only reason that allows the
      Church to proclaim Christ´s full divinity. It is also thanks to "the
      experience of salvation that the Church has realized in him."

      It is the experience that revolutionizes so many lives discreetly,
      quietly, and sometimes is only revealed in the secrecy of the
      confessional, the preacher added.

      "Today also something totally new and impossible to measure
      takes place every time that a person, without hesitation, leaves
      the sphere of the world´s neutrality, the sphere of simple
      wordiness, and exposes himself like the man born blind to
      being expelled from the ´synagogue´ of the learned, and says:
      ´Lord, I believe!´" the preacher explained.

      "Those moments made Jesus exult during his earthly life and
      led him to exclaim: ´I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and
      earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and
      learned and have revealed them to the little ones,´" the Capuchin
      said.

      "May the Holy Spirit enable us to be among these ´little ones,´
      now and always," he concluded.

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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

      "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'll always be safe."

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