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    Volume 13, Issue 140 TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 9 2013 THE YEAR OF FAITH Nothing will be hidden from you if you have perfect faith and love for Jesus Christ, since
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      Volume 13, Issue 140


      TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 9 2013

      THE YEAR OF FAITH



      Nothing will be hidden from you
      if you have perfect faith and love for Jesus Christ,
      since these are the beginning and end of life.
      Faith, indeed, is the beginning and love is the end.

      Clothe yourself with gentleness,
      and be renewed in faith,
      which is the flesh of the Lord,
      and in love, which is the blood of Jesus Christ.
      Faith, indeed, is the beginning and love is the end.


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      IN THIS ISSUE :
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      . POPE FRANCIS MEETS WITH THE HEADS OF THE DICASTERIES OF THE ROMAN CURIA
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      . THE POPE VISITS REFUGEES
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      . IN MEMORIAM
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      . PRAYER FOR POPE FRANCIS
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      . PRAYER FOR BENEDICT XVI
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      . FOLLOW THE EDITOR ON TWITTER
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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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      . POPE FRANCIS MEETS WITH THE HEADS OF THE DICASTERIES OF THE ROMAN CURIA
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      Vatican City, 10 September 2013 (VIS) – This morning in the Sala Bolonia in the Apostolic Palace the Holy Father presided over a meeting of all the heads of the dicasteries of the Roman Curia, the president of the Governorate and the cardinal vicar general of Rome.

      The Pope has met personally with all the heads of the dicasteries during recent months and has spoken at length with each of them. He will now preside over a joint meeting of all the heads, as he completes the sixth month of his pontificate.

      A meeting in order to listen to the considerations and advice offered by the highest-ranking figures in the Roman Curia and the Pope's main collaborators in Rome fits naturally within the context of the implementation of suggestions presented by the cardinals to the congregations in preparation for the Conclave and the Holy Father's reflections on the government of the Church. Another key event on this theme will be the forthcoming meeting of the Group of Eight cardinals in early October.

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      . THE POPE VISITS REFUGEES
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      Vatican City, 10 September 2013 (VIS) – Today at 3.30 p.m. the Holy Father will make a private visit to the Centro Astalli in Rome, the Italian seat of the Jesuit Refugee Service. This Centre currently admits 700 refugees from different parts of the world, among whom there are some Syrian families forced to flee their homes due to the current conflict.

      Francis will meet with three hundred refugees in the Church of Jesus in Rome, where he will visit the tomb of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, who founded the Jesuit Refugee Service in 1981 and who was superior general of the Company of Jesus at that time. The Holy Father will then transfer to the dining hall of the Centre where he will meet with another four hundred refugees.

      The Centro Astalli Foundation was established in 2000, with the main aim of helping to promote a culture of welcome and solidarity, beginning with the protection of human rights

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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      Vatican City, 10 September 2013 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father:

      - appointed Bishop Luis Alberto Fernandez as bishop of Rafaela (area 38,320, population ,282,453 Catholics 258,741, priests 43, permanent deacons 15, religious 46), Argentina. Bishop Fernandez, previously auxiliary of Buenos Aires, was born in Buenos Aires in 1946, was ordained to the priesthood in 1975, and received episcopal ordination in 2009.


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      . IN MEMORIAM
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      Vatican City, 10 September 2013 (VIS) – The following prelates died in recent weeks:

      - Archbishop Florentinus Sului Hajang Hau, M.S.F. of Samarinda, Indonesia on 8 July at the age of 64.

      - Cardinal Simon Ignatius Pimenta, archbishop emeritus of Bombay, India, on 19 July at the age of 93.

      - Bishop Jude Speyrer, emeritus of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, on 21 July at the age of 84.

      - Bishop Bellino Giusto Ghirard, emeritus of Rodez (-Vabres), France, on 26 July at the age of 78.

      - Bishop George Kinzie Fitzsimons, emeritus of Salina, Kansas, USA, on 28 July at the age of 84.

      - Cardinal Ersilio Tonini, archbishop emeritus of Ravenna-Cervia, Italy, on 28 July at the age of 99.

      - Archbishop Ludwig Averkamp, emeritus of Hamburg, Germany, on 29 July at the age of 86.

      - Archbishop Antonio Moreno Casamitjana, emeritus of Concepción (Santísima Concepción), Chile, on 31 July at the age of 86.

      - Bishop Charles-Omer Valois, emeritus of Saint-Jerome, Quebec, Canada on 4 August at the age of 89.

      - Archbishop Jaime Luiz Coelho, emeritus of Maringa, Parana, Brazil on 5 August at the age of 97.

      - Bishop Luís Gonzaga Ferreira da Silva, S.J., emeritus of Lichinga, Mozambique, on 7 August at the age of 90.

      - Bishop Johannes Willem Maria Bluyssen (Bluijssen) emeritus of 's-Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc), Netherlands, on 8 August at the age of 87.
      - Bishop Leon Aime Taverdet, F.M.C., emeritus of Langres, France, on 8 August at the age of 90.

      - Bishop Joaquim Rufino do Rego, emeritus of Parnaíba, Piaui, Brazil, on 10 August at the age of 87.

      - Bishop Francis Joseph Gossman, emeritus of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, on 12 August at the age of 83.

      - Archbishop Rene Fernandez Apaza, emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia, on 14 August at the age of 89.

      - Bishop Carlos Prada Sanmiguel, emeritus of Duitama-Sogamoso, Colombia on 16 August at the age of 73.

      - Bishop Joseph Hoang Van Tiem, S.D.B., of Bùi Chu, Vietnam on 17 August at the age of 74.

      - Bishop Thomas Nguyen Van Tan, of Vinh Long, Vietnam on 17 August at the age of 72.

      - Bishop William Dermott Molloy McDermott, emeritus of Huancavelica, Peru, on 19 August at the age of 83.

      - Bishop Filippo Strofaldi, emeritus of Ischia, Italy, on 24 August at the age of 73.

      - Bishop Domenico Crusco, emeritus of San Marco Argentano-Scalea, Italy, on 25 August at the age of 79.

      - Cardinal Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, archbishop emeritus of Lusaka, Zambia, on 29 August at the age of 81.

      - Bishop William John Brennan, emeritus of Wagga Wagga, Australia, on 31 August at the age of 75.

      - Bishop Joaquim Justino Carreira of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil on 1 September at the age of 63.

      - Bishop Jose Guadalupe Padilla Lozano, emeritus of Veracruz, Mexico on 8 September at the age of 92.


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      . PRAYER FOR POPE FRANCIS
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      Lord, look kindly on our Holy Father Pope Francis and strengthen him
      with all the graces necessary to perform his duties as Your Vicar here on earth.
      Guard and protect him from all evil. Grant him excellent health of mind and
      body. Empower him to transform the world through Your most Holy Being. Empower
      him to convert sinners and warm the chilled heart that has grown cold. Bless the
      Holy See over which he presides in Your place so that they may all be one as You
      prayed at Your Last Supper. Enkindle the fire of Your love in him and in all the
      faithful so that together we may work towards fulfilling Your Most Holy Will for
      us and the whole world. Amen.

      (permission granted to everyone to copy and distribute this prayer for Pope
      Francis)


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      . PRAYER FOR BENEDICT XVI
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      The following prayer is recommended to be said each day for Benedict XVI
      during "The Year of Faith" and for the remainder of his life as a the former
      Vicar of Christ.

      PRAYER FOR BENEDICT XVI

      Lord, look kindly on Benedict XVI and strengthen him with all the graces
      necessary to perform his duties here on earth. Guard and protect him from all
      evil. Grant him excellent health of mind and body. Empower him to transform the
      world through Your most Holy Being. Empower him to convert sinners and warm the
      chilled heart that has grown cold. Enkindle the fire of Your love in him and in
      all the faithful so that together we may work towards fulfilling Your Most Holy
      Will for us and the whole world. Amen.


      (permission granted to everyone to copy and distribute this prayer for Benedict
      XVI)


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      . FOLLOW THE EDITOR ON TWITTER
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      https://twitter.com/JohnNLupia

      @JohnNLupia


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      . CATALOGUE OF LINKS
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      3. Today's Lectionary Readings
      http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/091013.cfm


      http://www.alingilalyawmi.org
      (Arabic)

      Biblica Online
      http://biblica.bsw.org
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      4. DIVINE OFFICE TEXTS & AUDIO ONLINE:

      OFFICE OF READINGS, TEXTS


      http://www.universalis.com/cgi-bin/display/600/USA/Readings.html

      MORNING, EVENING & NIGHT PRAYERS, TEXTS:
      http://www.liturgyhours.org

      Also available from the Franciscan Fathers- Custody of the Holy Land
      http://www.custodia.org

      or

      http://www.custodia.org/default.asp?id=5186
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      5. ROSARY ONLINE

      The Rosary in the Holy Land with Fr. Mitch Pacwa

      http://www.ewtn.com/vondemand/audio/seriessearchprog.asp?seriesID=503&T1=pacwa

      Rosary in English or Latin with Gregorian Chant
      http://www.ourcatholicfaith.org/onlinerosary.html


      DOWNLOAD FREE SCRIPTURAL ROSARY
      http://www.virtualrosary.org


      Rosary Prayers in All Languages
      http://www.rosary-center.org/howto.htm
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      6. PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW 5 MYSTERIES OF MERCY OF THE ROSARY



      http://www.reginacaelipress.com/home/the-5-mysteries-of-mercy

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      7. CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY ONLINE
      http://www.markhargrave.com/chaplet.html

      THE LITANY OF HUMILITY
      http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/humility.htm

      LITANY OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL (Latin & English)
      http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Angeli/LitSMichael.html

      CHAPLET OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
      http://www.ewtn.com/library/prayer/mikechap.txt

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      8. THE BEATIFICATION OF MAMA GILI

      Color Photograph of Mama Gili, Biography and Prayers
      http://holyfaceofjesus.com/dolores_immacolata.htm

      Testimonial of Fr. Peter M. Rinaldi, SDB
      http://holyfaceofjesus.com/testimonial_of_fr.htm

      Testimonial of Fr. Benedict Groeschel,
      CFRhttp://www.franciscanfriars.com/fr.%20glenn%20letters/frglenn575.htm

      New Jersey State Senate Honors Mama Gili
      http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r109:E25OC5-0009


      Cause of Mama Gili as Servant of God (Part 1)
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/33

      Cause of Mama Gili as Servant of God (Part 2)
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/37

      Need a Miracle?
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/55

      Dolores Immacolata "Mama" Gili (1892-1985)
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/117



      . MAMA GILI GUILD

      The Mama Gili Guild was established several years ago to gather, collect, and
      publish information on Dolores Immacolata Gili (1892-1985) for an investigation
      into her cause as a Servant of God, as well as to promote her cause and to
      perpetuate her cult by directing prayer groups assembled in her honor. It has
      continuously enjoyed the ecclesiastical approval of Theodore Cardinal McCarrick,
      and the Most Reverend John Joseph Myers, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey.

      Get a copy of the book about Mama Gili written by her eldest daughter Claudia
      (now deceased). Claudia Gili Phaneuf, Dolores Immacolata Gili: Mama Gili (Mama
      Gili Guild, 1989). The 2005 Edition is available from the Mama Gili Guild by
      contacting Fr. Dante: address and phone number below. The cost of the book, last
      time I checked, was $5.00 plus
      postage.

      Call or write today regarding favors granted through the intercession of Dolores
      Immacolata "Mama" Gili," or, for more information about the 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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      9. NEW BOOK ON THE SHROUD OF TURIN


      http://www.reginacaelipress.com


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      10. ABBAYE SAINT-JOSEPH DE CLAIRVAL

      The Benedictine monks of Abbaye Saint-Joseph de Clairval mail a free
      monthly newsletter to anyone who requests it. Also free of charge are:
      the tract about the divinity of Jesus Christ; tract about the Truths
      of the Catholic Religion; scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, with
      explanatory notice; the promises of the Sacred Heart; the mysteries of
      the Rosary.

      Abbey of Saint-Joseph de Clairval
      21150 FLAVIGNY-SUR-OZERAIN
      France

      Phone.: 03 80 96 22 31
      Fax: 03 80 96 25 29
      Email: or


      http://www.clairval.com
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      11. Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ. English Trans. Online

      http://www.ccel.org/ccel/kempis/imitation.html

      Thomas a Kempis, De Imitatione Christi. Latin Text Online

      http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/kempis.html
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      12. Catechism of the Catholic Church online

      http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text
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      13. Missionaries of the Poor

      http://www.missionariesofthepoor.org/

      Fr. Richard Ho Lung

      The Missionaries of the Poor (M.O.P.) is an international monastic order of
      Brothers dedicated to "Joyful Service with Christ on the Cross" to serve the
      poorest of the poor. The order was started in 1981 by Father Richard Ho Lung and
      has now grown to over 500 brothers around the world.

      The Missionaries of the Poor take vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and free
      service to the poorest of the poor. We surrender all rights to our own material
      possessions, bodily desires, will and remuneration for services rendered to the
      poor. We have no private possessions, no bank accounts and live in
      community--sharing all things in common. Our material needs are supplied by the
      generosity of our supporters who share our faith, embrace our mission and offer
      their own resources to serve the poor with and through us. There are three
      basic ways you can help:


      http://www.missionariesofthepoor.org/donate.php

      http://www.missionariesofthepoor.org/volunteers.php

      MAIN OFFICE
      Missionaries of the Poor
      3 North Street
      Kingston, Jamaica, WI
      (876) 948-0280 or
      (876) 948-6173

      N THE U.S.A.
      Missionaries of the Poor
      PO Box 29893
      Atlanta, GA 30359
      (404) 248-1197

      IN CANADA
      Friends of the Poor
      PO Box 356
      Markham, Ontario
      L3P 3J8, Canada
      (905) 940-2606

      N THE UK
      MOP Supporters Assoc.
      St. Aidan's Cath. Church
      Finch Kane, Little Chalfont Bucks HP7 9NE

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      14. THIS IS WHY GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD AND DIED TO SAVE IT.


      http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120710.html


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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 REMINDERS
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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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