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    Roman Catholic News Volume 12, Issue 137 MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2012 * * * ... . BENEDICT XVI S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER ... . CARDINAL MARTINI: FAITHFUL
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      Roman Catholic News


      Volume 12, Issue 137
      MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2012



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      IN THIS ISSUE :
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      . BENEDICT XVI'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER
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      . CARDINAL MARTINI: FAITHFUL SERVANT AND DISTINGUISHED PASTOR
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      . CARDINAL SODANO PONTIFICAL LEGATE TO KARAGANDA AND CARDINAL TOMKO SPECIAL ENVOY TO LEOPOLI OF THE LATINS
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      . CLOSURE OF THE SUMMER SEMINAR OF THE RATZINGER SCHULEKREIS
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      . THE POPE WARNS AGAINST THE DANGER OF FALSE RELIGIOSITY
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      . AUDIENCES
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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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      . BENEDICT XVI'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER
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      Vatican City, 1 September 2012 (VIS) - Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for September is: "That politicians may always act with honesty, integrity, and love for the truth".
      His mission intention is: "That Christian communities may have a growing willingness to send missionaries, priests, and lay people, along with concrete resources, to the poorest Churches".



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      . CARDINAL MARTINI: FAITHFUL SERVANT AND DISTINGUISHED PASTOR
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      Vatican City, 1 September 2012 (VIS) - Today Benedict XVI sent a telegram of condolence to Cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan, Italy, on the death yesterday of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., archbishop emeritus of that diocese, at 85 years of age.

      "I received with sorrow", the Pope writes, "news of the death of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, after a long illness that he lived with serenity of spirit and complete trust in the Lord's will. I wish to express, both to the diocesan community as well as the family members of the lamented cardinal, my deepest sharing in their sorrow, recalling affectionately this beloved brother who so generously served the Gospel and the Church. I recall with gratitude his intense apostolic work extended as religious dedication, this spiritual son of St. Ignatius, experienced teacher, accredited Biblicist, and appreciated rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute as well as caring and wise archbishop of this Ambrosian archdiocese. Also brought to mind is his competent and fervent service given to the Word of God, opening the treasures of Sacred Scripture more and more to the ecclesial community, especially through his promotion of 'lectio divina'. I lift fervent prayers to the Lord that, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, He may welcome this faithful servant and distinguished pastor to the heavenly Jerusalem and I wholeheartedly impart the consolations of apostolic blessing to all those who mourn his loss".

      Likewise, Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone sent a telegram to Cardinal Scola expressing, in his name, in that of the secretariat of state, and in that of the entire Roman Curia, deepest condolences on the death of the cardinal who "witnessed and taught the primacy of the spiritual life and, at the same time, the attentive listening to the human being in its various existential and social conditions". The secretary of state recalled Cardinal Martini as an "expert and passionate scholar of Sacred Scripture, who knew how to teach it to and meditate upon it with all those who make up the people of God and all persons in search of truth".



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      . CARDINAL SODANO PONTIFICAL LEGATE TO KARAGANDA AND CARDINAL TOMKO SPECIAL ENVOY TO LEOPOLI OF THE LATINS
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      Vatican City, 1 September 2012 (VIS) - The letter naming Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Dean of the College of Cardinals, as pontifical legate for the dedication of the cathedral of Karaganda, Kazakhstan scheduled for 9 September was released today. The letter, written in Latin, is dated 27 July. The members of the pontifical mission who will accompany the cardinal are Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary of Astana, Kazakhstan, Msgr. Konraad Krajewski, and Dr. Giovanni Rocchi.

      Also today was released the letter, written in Latin and dated 8 August, in which Benedict XVI designates Cardinal Jozef Tomko, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, as his special envoy to the 600th anniversary of the creation of the archdiocese of Leopoli of the Latins, which celebration will take place in Lviv, Ukraine on Saturday, 8 September. Also named are the members of the mission who will accompany the cardinal: Fr. Gerard Liryk, and Fr. Anatol Szpak.


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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      Vatican City, 1 September 2012 (VIS) - The Holy Father has named Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster, Great Britain, as his special envoy to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the archdiocese of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the fourth centenary of the evangelisation of the Bengal region scheduled for 9 - 10 November, 2012.


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      . CLOSURE OF THE SUMMER SEMINAR OF THE RATZINGER SCHULEKREIS
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      Vatican City, (VIS) - The traditional summer seminar of former students of Benedict XVI (the "Ratzinger Schulekreis") came to a close yesterday morning with a Mass celebrated by the Holy Father at the Mariapoli Centre in Castelgandolfo. This year's seminar has been examining the theme of: "Ecumenical outcomes and questions in the dialogue with Lutheranism and Anglicanism".

      The Pope began his homily, Vatican Radio reports, with an analysis of a passage from Deuteronomy, recalling how Israel received God's Law which brings authentic wisdom. This is a gift, the Holy Father explained, in which to take joy, it is not the result of some individual genius. The Church, which he described as "a universal Israel", must only take joy at the gift of Christ, which is the essential nucleus of the Law, the Law made flesh, God's Love for us. We have received the wisdom which is truth, we know how to live and to die because Christ is life and truth. There is no room for triumphalism of any kind, but only for joy and gratitude at the gift we have received, a gift we did not create".


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      . THE POPE WARNS AGAINST THE DANGER OF FALSE RELIGIOSITY
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      Vatican City, (VIS) - The Law of God, which finds complete fulfilment in love, provided the theme for Benedict XVI's remarks before praying the Angelus today with faithful gathered in the inner courtyard of the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo.

      Commenting on today's reading from the Gospel of St. Mark, in which the Pharisees reproach Jesus' disciples for not following the norms of Mosaic Law, the Pope explained that God's Law "is His Word, which guides mankind along the path of life, freeing them from the slavery of selfishness and introducing them into the 'land' of authentic freedom and life. It is for this reason that, in the Bible, the Law is not seen as a burden, ... but as the Lord's most precious gift, ... (an expression of) His desire to remain alongside His people, and to be their Ally".

      Yet when the people settle in the Promised Land and become the depositories of the Law, they are tempted "to place their safety and their happiness in something which is no longer the Word of the Lord: in material goods and in power, other 'divinities' which are, in fact, empty and futile idols. Of course, the Law of God remains, but it is no longer so important, no longer the rule of life; rather it becomes a facade, a covering, while life follows other paths, other rules, often selfish individual and group interests. In this way religion loses its authentic meaning ... and is reduced to a secondary habit which satisfies the need human beings have to feel they have done right before God".

      "This is a serious risk in every religion, one which Jesus encountered in His own time, and unfortunately it can also arise in Christianity. Thus Jesus' words in today's Gospel against the Scribes and Pharisees must make us think. Jesus repeats the words of Isaiah: 'This people honours me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrine'. ... In his Letter, the Apostle James also warns against the danger of false religiosity", the Holy Father concluded.

      After praying the Angelus, Benedict XVI greeted, among others, a group of pilgrims from Lebanon, expressing his delight at the prospect of his forthcoming visit to that country.

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      . AUDIENCES
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      Vatican City, (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in audience:

      - Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, archbishop of Bologna, Italy.

      - Eleven prelates from the Episcopal Conference of Colombia on their "ad limina" visit:

      - Archbishop Jairo Jaramillo Monsalve of Barranquilla, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishop Victor Antonio Tamayo Betancourt.

      - Bishop Hector Ignacio Salah Zuleta of Riohacha.

      - Bishop Hugo Eugenio Puccini Banfi of Santa Marta.

      - Bishop Oscar Jose Velez Isaza C.M.F. of Valledupar.

      - Archbishop Dario de Jesus Monsalve Mejia of Cali, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishop Jose Daniel Falla Robles.

      - Bishop Jose Roberto Ospina Leongomez of Buga.

      - Bishop Jose Alejandro Castano Arbelaez O.A.R. of Cartago.

      - Bishop Edgar de Jesus Garcia Gil of Palmira.

      - Bishop Hector Epalza Quintero P.S.S. of Buenaventura.

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      Testimonial of Fr. Peter M. Rinaldi, SDB
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      Dolores Immacolata "Mama" Gili (1892-1985)
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      . MAMA GILI GUILD

      The Mama Gili Guild was established several years ago to gather,
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      as well as to promote her cause and to perpetuate her cult by
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      Get a copy of the book about Mama Gili written by her eldest daughter
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      Call or write today regarding favors granted through the intercession
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      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


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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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      Pray for the Pope every day.

      "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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