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    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 2, Issue 96 TUESDAY 30 April, 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 96

      TUESDAY 30 April, 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

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      INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
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      • SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH: RESPONSE TO GREAT CHALLENGES
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      • HOLY SEE ADDRESSES SEMINAR ON JUDICIAL SYSTEMS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
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      • OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      • POPE ASKS FOR "UNINTERRUPTED PRAYER" FOR PEACE IN HOLY LAND
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      • ANGOLA: PUT INTO PRACTICE THE AGREEMENTS FOR TRUE PEACE
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      • CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WORLD OF SEAFARERS
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      • IN BRIEF
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      • AUDIENCES
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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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      SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH: RESPONSE TO GREAT CHALLENGES

      VATICAN CITY, APR 27, 2002 (VIS) - The Pope received at midday today
      in the Paul VI Hall 8,000 members of the Christian Associations of
      Italian Workers (ACLI) on the occasion of the organizational and
      planning conference that they are holding. John Paul II reminded the
      leaders and members of ACLI that, in the face of "fast changes in
      society," they wanted to renew their commitment to "evangelize work
      and social life." He added that they were called to be "the 'worker
      bees' of the Church's social doctrine, the main road to respond to
      the great challenges of the contemporary age. Study social doctrine,
      spread it" and make proposals in which the human person is the
      center. Speaking about the family, the Holy Father underlined
      that "what is needed are social policies on a family scale, policies
      of formation and work oriented toward balancing work time and time
      for taking care of the family. The decision to invest in dialogue
      among generations, forming and valuing young people, capable of
      giving flavor to and illuminating our society as salt of the earth
      and light of the world, is very important." "Today," he
      continued, "you are called to extend the confines of your social
      action, in relation to new phenomena of immigration and
      globalization. ... The close link between the local and global
      dimension requires, in particular in more favored countries, more
      demanding ways of responsibility toward developing countries." The
      Pope concluded by emphasizing that "this is the time for lay faithful
      who know how to recognize in the social reality and in work the hopes
      and distress of the people of our time, laity capable of bearing
      witness to 'values of the kingdom' with their lives, even when it may
      mean going against the current with respect to the logic of the
      world."

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      HOLY SEE ADDRESSES SEMINAR ON JUDICIAL SYSTEMS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

      VATICAN CITY, APR 27, 2002 (VIS) - A Seminar sponsored by the
      Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe was held April 23-
      25 in Warsaw, Poland on the topic "Judicial Systems and Human
      Rights." Msgr. Ettore Balestrero represented the Holy See at this
      meeting and addressed the assembly on April 23. That speech was
      published today. In opening remarks he noted that "judicial systems
      constitute a progressive conquest of civilization and of respect for
      human dignity. Therefore, they contribute to the cultural heritage of
      humanity and they have always been part of the cultural heritage of
      the Church." He went on to say that "the success of the rule of law
      cannot be separated from the recognition of and from respect for
      human rights and fundamental freedoms, which no human institution can
      alter or eliminate. The defense and promotion of democracy therefore
      requires respect for human rights." Msgr. Balestrero observed
      that "no single human right is safe if we do not commit ourselves to
      respect all human rights." He said that endangering or violating one
      right by claiming to protect others, is in fact, endangering all
      rights. He also stated that what counts in any juridical system
      is "justice, and beyond that, the human being." "As far as access to
      justice is concerned," he said, "the Holy See underlines the need to
      avoid: abuses fueled by the desire to create scandals instead of
      seeking restoration of a denied right or compensation for a harm
      inflicted; high costs that make it more difficult for the poor to
      have access to justice." He stated the Holy See's conviction of the
      need for "the independence of judges and the impartial operation of
      the public judicial service."

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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

      VATICAN CITY, APR 27, 2002 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

      - Appointed Bishop Anthony Meagher, auxiliary of Toronto, Canada, as
      metropolitan archbishop of Kingston (area 15,600, population 315,000,
      Catholics 102,650, priests 74, permanent deacons 11, religious 189),
      Canada. The archbishop-elect was born in Oshawa, Canada in 1940, was
      ordained a priest in 1972 and a bishop in 1997. The Pope accepted the
      resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese presented
      by Archbishop Francis John Spence, upon having reached the age limit.

      - Appointed Bishop Paul-Andre Durocher, auxiliary of Sault Sainte
      Marie, Canada, as bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall (area 1,290,
      population 87,388, Catholics 56,050, priests 43, permanent deacons
      18, religious 78), Canada. He accepted the resignation from the
      pastoral care of the same diocese presented by Bishop Eugene Philippe
      LaRocque, upon having reached the age limit.

      - Appointed Fr. Ronald P. Fabbro, C.S.B., superior general of the
      Congregation of Priests of St. Basil, as bishop of London (area
      21,349, population 1,421,916, Catholics 455,013, priests 281,
      religious 521), Canada. The bishop-elect was born in Sudbury, Canada
      in 1950 and was ordained a priest in 1980. The Holy Father accepted
      the resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese presented
      by Bishop John Michael Sherlock, upon having reached the age limit.

      - Appointed Fr. Richard Smith, of the clergy of the archdiocese of
      Halifax, Canada and vicar general of the same archdiocese, as bishop
      of Pembroke (area 20,000, population 131,812, Catholics 65,896,
      priests 75, permanent deacons 7, religious 180), Canada. The bishop-
      elect was born in Halifax, Canada in 1959 and was ordained a priest
      in 1987. - Appointed Bishop Richard Grecco, auxiliary of London,
      Canada, as auxiliary of Toronto, Canada.

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      POPE ASKS FOR "UNINTERRUPTED PRAYER" FOR PEACE IN HOLY LAND

      VATICAN CITY, APR 28, 2002 (VIS) - Before reciting the Regina Coeli
      with the faithful who had come to St. Peter's Square for this noon
      prayer, Pope John Paul asked for a "chorus of uninterrupted prayer"
      for peace in the Holy Land. "This Wednesday," he said, "starts the
      month of May, which is consecrated to Mary. Popular piety over the
      centuries has made this month a stupendous occasion to multiply
      initiatives of Marian devotion. Dearest brothers and sisters, we
      intensely live these days dedicated to the heavenly Mother of Our
      Lord. Let us recite, each day if possible, the holy rosary, either
      alone or in community. The rosary is a simple prayer, but profound
      and efficacious, for imploring graces in favor of families,
      communities and the entire world." The Holy Father went on to say
      that "in the face of the international situation, where so many
      problems and needs emerge, and in particular in the light of the
      drama in the Holy Land that knows no end, we must turn with trust to
      the maternal intercession of the Blessed Virgin. We are certain that
      she can sustain the efforts of those who seek peace with sincerity
      and commitment. No one more than she, Queen of Peace, constantly
      watches over this difficult path of mankind." "During the month of
      May," the Pope concluded, "may there be raised from every corner of
      the earth an uninterrupted chorus of prayer to heaven so that the
      initiatives of distension and dialogue in the Land of Christ and in
      every other place on the planet marked by violence and pain, will be
      affirmed."

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      ANGOLA: PUT INTO PRACTICE THE AGREEMENTS FOR TRUE PEACE

      VATICAN CITY, APR 29, 2002 (VIS) - John Paul II received today the
      Letters of Credence of the new ambassador of Angola, Armindo
      Fernandes do Espirito Santo Vieira, to whom he expressed his joy that
      the country "has renewed the way for national harmony" after four
      decades of civil war. After asking God to help "to put into practice
      the agreements which have been reached, thus obtaining a solution to
      the national problems," he said: "I express my most fervent desire
      that, thanks to the lively sense of solidarity and community life
      that are profound values of African culture, the obstacles and
      resistance in the search for the common good may be overcome rapidly
      and that a collective, unified and peaceful life may be established,
      in which all animosities are forgotten, the convictions of each
      person are respected and understanding is affirmed among all the
      different socio-political components, utilizing differences wisely
      for the common enrichment." The Pope went on to say: "For that
      reason, it is important that leaders in public life do everything
      possible to promote building a better future for all their fellow
      countrymen, and in a special way for the disadvantaged." The Holy
      Father recalled that the ambassador had expressed in his speech the
      hope that the Church would commit herself "in this phase of the
      implementation of a definitive peace and reconciliation among all
      Angolans." The Pope assured him that the Church, "with her
      educational institutions, will help to free people from the serious
      form of misery, which is the lack of cultural and religious
      formation. Through the Church's work in the field of health care, she
      wants to promote respect for human life and testimony to God's
      concern for the suffering."

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      CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WORLD OF SEAFARERS

      VATICAN CITY, APR 29, 2002 (VIS) - John Paul II this morning welcomed
      the participants in the 15th Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical
      Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples, who
      are meeting this year on the theme of the world of the sea and
      seafaring people. In his talk, the Pope remarked that "this is a
      rather diversified social milieux where, even though there are
      numerous challenges, there is no lack of opportunity for
      evangelization. The increase of human mobility and the process of
      globalization have notably influenced the flow of migrants and
      tourists and the activity of seafaring people." He spoke of the
      advantages and disadvantages of the phenomenon of globalization,
      noting that among the latter are "painful separations and complex and
      difficult situations. I am thinking for example, of seafaring people
      obliged to spend long periods away from their families, with
      stressful work rhythms. ... Nor can we forget those singular tourism
      offers of 'artificial paradises', where, for merely commercial
      reasons, populations and local cultures are exploited." The Holy
      Father underscored the importance "of giving spiritual support to all
      those who make up the great family of seafarers. ... If there is the
      support of qualified pastoral agents, tourists can appreciate even
      more their vacations and cruises, because these will not just be
      solely pleasure trips." The Pope also stressed that "in every
      situation, it will be necessary to assure more just work conditions,
      conditions that respect individual and family needs. ... Adequate
      opportunities of cultivating one's own faith and religious practice
      must be proposed. That calls for imposing a pastoral ministry that is
      attentive to all the diverse conditions."

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      IN BRIEF

      CARDINAL ANGELO SODANO, SECRETARY OF STATE, sent a telegram on
      Saturday April 27 in the Pope's name to Bishop Joachim Wanke of
      Erfurt, Germany, for the victims of the killings in the Gutenberg
      school in the city of Erfurt on Friday morning. The Pope assured the
      families of the 16 victims of his closeness and his spiritual
      support.

      IN A MESSAGE TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE National Meeting of
      the "Guanelliano" Youth Movement, underway in Como, Italy, the Pope
      writes that Blessed Guanella, founder of the Congregation of the
      Servants of Charity and Sister Chiara Bostatta, foundress of the
      Religious of St. Mary of Divine Providence and a disciple of Blessed
      Guanella, were "deeply united to the suffering of the poor." He adds
      that "this message of sensitivity and attention toward others is more
      necessary than ever in the present world, which runs the risk of
      sinking into selfishness and indifference and which greatly needs
      generous witnesses to the ideal of love and of sharing with all,
      above all with our brothers who are most tried."

      JOHN PAUL II WROTE A MESSAGE to Fr. Vittorio Liberti, superior of the
      province of Italy of the Society of Jesus, on the occasion of the
      90th anniversary of the foundation of the Interregional Pontifical
      Seminary of Naples-Posillipo. The seminary was entrusted to the
      Jesuits by Pope Pius X, who had indicated "a specific task to the new
      seminary: 'The highest goal of bringing priests to that level of
      holiness and of doctrine that makes them examples in the exercise of
      their ministry'."

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      AUDIENCES

      VATICAN CITY, APR 29, 2002 (VIS) - The Holy Father received in
      audience five prelates from the Episcopal Conference of Nigeria on
      their "ad limina" visit:

      - Bishop Kevin J. Aje of Sokoto.

      - Bishop Victor Adibe Chikwe of Abiara.

      - Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji of Umuahia.

      - Bishop Ayo-Maria Atoyebi of Ilorin.

      - Bishop Joseph Sunday Ajomo of Lokocja.

      On Saturday April 27, the Holy Father received in separate audiences:

      - Six prelates from the Episcopal Conference of Nigeria on their "ad
      limina" visit: - Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Jos.

      - Bishop Patrick Francis Sheehan of Kano. - Bishop Ephraim Silas Obot
      of Idah.

      - Bishop Christopher Shaman Abba of Yola.

      - Bishop Gregory O. Ochiaga of Orlu. - Bishop Anthony Ekezia Ilonu of
      Okigwe.

      - Archbishop Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kisangani, Congo, president
      of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.

      - Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the Congregation for
      Bishops.

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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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