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    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 2, Issue 102 TUESDAY 7 May, 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 102
      TUESDAY 7 May, 2002

      * * *

      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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      • COMPLEMENTARITY, NOT EQUALITY, BETWEEN PRIESTS
      AND LAITY
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      • DECLARATIONS ON BISHOP EXPELLED FROM RUSSIA,
      BETHLEHEM REFUGEES
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      • COUNCIL OFFICIALS SPEAK ABOUT THE INTERNET, TV AND
      RADIO
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      • HOLY SEE DELEGATE TO ADDRESS WTO MEETING IN
      CROATIA
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      • CHURCH OF ISCHIA: BE DOCILE AND OBEDIENT TO THE
      WORD OF GOD
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      • POPE EXPRESSES WISH TO RETURN TO POMPEII SHRINE
      OF THE ROSARY
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      • POPE TO YOUTH: BE SALT AND LIGHT FOR ALL WHOM YOU
      MEET
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      • HOLY FATHER WELCOMES CURSILLOS DE CRISTIANDAD
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      • TO SWISS GUARDS: LIVE YOUR MISSION FULLY
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      • IN BRIEF
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      • AUDIENCES
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      • OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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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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      COMPLEMENTARITY, NOT EQUALITY, BETWEEN PRIESTS
      AND LAITY

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 7, 2002 (VIS) - The bishops of the Antilles
      were welcomed by Pope John Paul this morning who, in his talk
      to them in English and French, focussed at length on the "deep
      complementarity" - not equality
      -
      that must exist between priests and the lay faithful.

      "You come as Pastors who have been called to share in the
      fullness of Christ's eternal priesthood," said the Pope in opening
      remarks. "First and foremost, you are priests: not corporate
      executives, business managers, finance officers or bureaucrats,
      but priests. This means above all that you have been set apart to
      offer sacrifice, since this is the essence of priesthood, and the
      core of the Christian priesthood is the offering of the sacrifice of
      Christ."

      He then mentioned Vatican II, calling it a "great grace" for the
      Church, and highlighted how the role of the laity in ecclesial life
      had evolved since that 1962-65 council. He reminded the
      bishops that, "along with the awakening of the lay faithful in the
      Church" there has been a decrease in vocations in seminaries
      under their care. He told the bishops that they were "rightly
      concerned" at declining numbers because "the Catholic Church
      cannot exist without the priestly ministry that Christ Himself
      desires for her."

      "Some persons, we know, affirm that the decrease in the
      number of priests is the work of the Holy Spirit and that God
      Himself will lead the Church, making it so that the government of
      the lay faithful will take the place of the government of priests.
      Such a statement certainly does not take into account what the
      Council Fathers said when they sought to promote a greater
      involvement of the lay faithful in the Church. In their teachings,
      the Council Fathers simply underscored the deep
      complementarity between priests and the laity that the
      symphonic nature of the Church implies. A poor understanding
      of this complementarity has sometimes led to a crisis of identity
      and confidence among priests, and also to forms of
      commitment by the laity that are too clerical or too politicized."

      "Involvement by the laity becomes a form of clericalism when
      the sacramental or liturgical roles that belong to the priest are
      assumed by the lay faithful or when the latter set out to
      accomplish tasks of pastoral governing that properly belong to
      the priest. ... It is the priest who, as an ordained minister and in
      the name of Christ, presides over the Christian community on
      liturgical and pastoral levels. The laity can assist him in this in
      many ways. But the premier place of the exercise of the lay
      vocation is in the world of economic, social, political and cultural
      realities. It is in this world that the lay people are called to live
      their baptismal vocation."

      "In a time of insidious secularization," asserted John Paul II, "it
      could seem strange that the Church insists so much on the
      secular vocation of the laity. But it is precisely this Gospel
      witness by the faithful in the world that is the heart of the
      Church's answer to the malaise of secularization."

      "The commitment of lay persons," the Pope stated, "is
      politicized when the laity is absorbed by the exercise of 'power'
      within the Church. That happens when the Church is not seen in
      terms of the 'mystery' of grace that marks her, but rather in
      sociological or even political terms. ... When it is not service but
      power that shapes all forms of government in the Church, be this
      in the clergy or in the laity, opposing interests start to make
      themselves felt." And this hurts the Church, he added.

      "What the Church needs," he told the bishops, "is a deeper and
      more creative sense of complementarity between the vocation of
      the priest and that of the laity."

      The Pope spoke of the importance of developing "a new
      apologetic for your people, so that they may understand what the
      Church teaches." Especially, he added, "in a world where people
      are continuously subjected to the cultural and ideological
      pressure of the media and the aggressively anti-Catholic attitude
      of many sects."

      "The Church," he continued, "is called to proclaim an absolute
      and universal truth in the world at a time when in many cultures
      there is deep uncertainty as to whether such a truth could
      possibly exist. Therefore, the Church must speak in ways which
      carry the force of genuine witness. In considering what this
      entails, Pope Paul VI identified four qualities, which he called
      'perspicuitas, lenitas, fiducia, prudentia,' - clarity, humanity,
      confidence and prudence."

      John Paul II underlined that "to speak with clarity means that
      we need to explain comprehensibly the truth of Revelation and
      the Church's teachings which stem from it. ... This is what I
      meant when I said that we need a new apologetic, geared to the
      needs of today, which keeps in mind that our task is not to win
      arguments but to win souls. ... Such an apologetic will need to
      breathe a spirit of humanity, that humility and compassion which
      understand the anxieties and questions of people."

      "To speak with confidence," he explained, "will mean that we
      never lose sight of the absolute and universal truth revealed in
      Christ, and never lose sight of the fact that this is the truth for
      which all people long, no matter how uninterested, resistant or
      hostile they may seem. To speak with that practical wisdom and
      good sense which Paul VI calls prudence ... will mean that we
      give a clear answer to people who ask: 'what must I do?'. In this,
      the heavy responsibility of our episcopal ministry appears in all
      its demanding challenge."

      * * *

      DECLARATIONS ON BISHOP EXPELLED FROM RUSSIA,
      BETHLEHEM REFUGEES

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 7, 2002 (VIS) - Holy See Press Office
      Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls made the following declaration in
      response to journalists' questions concerning the expulsion of
      Bishop Jerzy Mazur S.V.D., of St. Joseph in Irkutsk, Eastern
      Siberia, from the territory of the Russian Federation:

      "The Holy See intervened immediately, asking the minister of
      foreign affairs of the Russian Federation for an explanation of the
      motives that induced the border authorities to refuse the prelate
      entrance. It must be noted with surprise that, after more than two
      weeks, the information requested has still not been
      forthcoming."

      Asked about the Holy See's hypothetical interest that the Italian
      authorities receive into Italy some of the people who have taken
      refuge in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Navarro-Valls
      replied: "I can affirm that there have been no official contacts in
      this matter."

      * * *

      COUNCIL OFFICIALS SPEAK ABOUT THE INTERNET, TV AND
      RADIO

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 7, 2002 (VIS) - Yesterday evening at Rome's
      Pontifical Salesian University, Archbishop John P. Foley,
      president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications,
      participated in a round table discussion on "The Church and the
      Internet" and "Ethics and the Internet," the two documents
      published by his dicastery this year.

      Bishop Pierfranco Pastore, secretary of the Pontifical Council
      for Social Communications, is participating in a continental
      meeting of Catholic television producers, taking place in Santo
      Domingo, Dominican Republic, from May 6 to 9. Today, the
      bishop will offer guidelines and practical suggestions for the
      upcoming creation of "Televida Internacional," a continent-wide
      Catholic television station.

      On May 12, for the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Radio
      Renascenca, a private national Portuguese radio station owned
      by the Catholic Church, Bishop Pastore will celebrate Mass and
      deliver a homily.

      * * *

      HOLY SEE DELEGATE TO ADDRESS WTO MEETING IN
      CROATIA

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 7, 2002 (VIS) - Msgr. Piero Monni, Holy See
      permanent observer to the World Tourism Organization, is
      scheduled to attend the three-day WTO meeting that starts
      tomorrow in Dubrovnik, Croatia on the theme "The Tourist Image
      of European Destinations on Competitive International Markets."

      According to a communique released by Msgr. Monni, the
      agenda for the 39th meeting of the WTO's Commission for
      Europe will also include discussions and updates on the
      International Year of Ecological Tourism, and tourism in general,
      in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United
      States. In addition, the application of the principles established
      by the World Code of Ethics for Tourism will be discussed,
      aimed at forming a World Committee of Ethics for Tourism.

      Msgr. Monni will address the assembly on May 9. The
      communique says that his talk will underscore the need to pay
      constant attention to respecting the principles of sustainable
      tourism, which must include respect for moral values. He will
      also underline the contribution brought by the tourism
      phenomenon to the building of a common "European house."

      * * *

      CHURCH OF ISCHIA: BE DOCILE AND OBEDIENT TO THE
      WORD OF GOD

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 5, 2002 (VIS) - Today at 9 a.m. the Pope
      travelled by helicopter from Vatican City to the Island of Ischia,
      thus beginning his 141st pastoral visit within Italy. Upon landing
      at a heliport specially prepared for the occasion, he was
      welcomed by the local civil and religious authorities. He then
      travelled by car to Aragon Square in the town of Ischia-Ponte
      where he celebrated Mass at 10:30 a.m.

      In his homily, John Paul II addressed those present with "three
      important words" taken from today's biblical readings: The first
      was "listen!" Listening to the words of Philip "who speaks of Him
      with love and enthusiasm," said the Pope, "produces the
      immediate result of happiness.

      ... Christian community of Ischia, if you too want to experience
      this joy, keep listening to the word of God!"

      The Holy Father then affirmed that the second word was
      "'welcome!' Your splendid island, which attracts so many visitors
      and tourists, well knows the value of welcome. Ischia can, then,
      become an exceptional workshop for that typical welcome that
      the disciples of Christ are called to extend to everyone,
      irrespective of their country or culture."

      Referring to the third word, "love!" the Pope said: "'Listening'
      and 'welcoming' open the heart to love. ... When we experience
      the love of God, we are more disposed to follow Him Who loved
      His disciples 'to the end,' in other words, to the total giving of self.
      It is this love, today perhaps more than ever, that humanity
      needs, because only love is credible. It is the unshakable faith in
      this love that inspires the disciples of Jesus in all ages with
      thoughts of peace, opening horizons of forgiveness and
      harmony."

      "Church of Ischia, be docile and obedient to the Word of God
      and you will be a laboratory of peace and authentic love. You will
      become an ever more welcoming Church where everyone feels
      at home. Those who come to visit will leave refreshed in body,
      but even more invigorated in spirit."

      * * *

      POPE EXPRESSES WISH TO RETURN TO POMPEII SHRINE OF
      THE ROSARY

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 5, 2002 (VIS) - Pope John Paul and the
      faithful from the diocese of Ischia who had joined him for Mass
      on Aragon Square in the town of Ischia-Ponte recited the Regina
      Coeli together following the Eucharistic Celebration. Before
      praying, however, the Pope reflected on Mary, to whom the month
      of May is dedicated, and remarked that this month is also
      traditionally dedicated to the Rosary.

      "Speaking of the Rosary," he went on, "my thoughts go to the
      city of Pompeii, not far from here. It was there that Blessed
      Bartolo Longo wished to dedicate to the Blessed Virgin of the
      Holy Rosary a shrine, one that has become the heart of the
      Campania region and known throughout the world. While flying
      through the skies of this beautiful region, I thought with devoted
      affection of that dear shrine where, please God, I hope to be able
      to return."

      John Paul II then referred to the fact that "today our Eastern
      brothers, according to their calendar, celebrate the feast of
      Easter. We join them in their exultation for the Resurrection of
      Christ, praying to the Lord we have in common that very soon all
      Christians may experience the joy of full unity."

      In closing remarks, the Holy Father said that "the very difficult
      situation in which many peoples of the world find themselves is
      always before me. I would like to present the Virgin Mary with the
      request for security and peace that arises unrelentingly from
      many sides and especially from the Holy Land. I invite you to pray
      to our Lady with me that she will grant those heartfelt
      invocations."

      * * *

      POPE TO YOUTH: BE SALT AND LIGHT FOR ALL WHOM YOU
      MEET

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 5, 2002 (VIS) - Following lunch with the
      bishops of the Campania region in the residence of the bishop
      of Ischia, Pope John Paul went to Forio for a 5 p.m. encounter
      with young people in a square adjacent to the church of Our
      Lady Help of Christians.

      The Pope reminded the thousands of youth gathered in the
      square that "'You are the salt of the earth. ... You are the light of
      the world'

      ... is the theme of the next World Youth Day. Thus the divine
      Teacher spoke to His disciples 2,000 years ago on the shore of
      Lake Galilee, and will again address the thousands of young
      people who will be coming from all parts of the world this
      summer to Toronto."

      "When there was no way to guarantee that food could be
      preserved for a long time," he explained, "salt had the function of
      not only giving flavor, but it was often indispensable for
      guaranteeing the very possibility of access to foods. Saying 'You
      are the salt of the earth', the Redeemer entrusted a double
      mission to His disciples: to give flavor to life, showing its
      meaning revealed in Him, and allowing all to have access to the
      nourishment that comes from on high.. ... Young people of
      Ischia, be the salt of the earth that gives flavor and beauty to life.
      ... Be the salt that allows the heavenly food to be given to
      everyone."

      "Jesus' other message to his disciples was: 'You are the light
      of the world'. Light has the characteristic of dispelling darkness,
      of warming all it reaches, of exalting forms. All this is done with
      the greatest speed. Being the light of the world means for
      Christians, especially young Christians, spreading everywhere
      the light that comes from on high. It means fighting darkness,
      both that due to evil and sin and that caused by ignorance and
      prejudices. Young people of Ischia, be rays of the light of Christ.
      ... Spread this light to all milieux, especially where Jesus is not
      known and loved or is even refused. ... This message should be
      spread with the speed of light! Don't lose any time."

      At the end of the meeting with young people, the Pope went by
      car to Casamicciola, and then departed for Rome by helicopter.

      * * *

      HOLY FATHER WELCOMES CURSILLOS DE CRISTIANDAD

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 4, 2002 (VIS) - The Pope today welcomed
      350 members of the Cursillos de Cristiandad movement and, in
      the opening remarks of his speech, noted that "the seed sown
      more than 50 years ago in Spain" has become so fruitful that
      "the Cursillos are present in more than 60 countries on all
      continents and in 800 dioceses."

      He recalled that, in Jubilee Year encounters with the Cursillos
      and others belonging to ecclesial movements and new
      communities, he "recognized in these new ecclesial realities a
      providential answer, inspired by the Holy Spirit, for Christian
      formation and evangelization. However, I also exhorted (all) to
      grow in conscience and ecclesial identity."

      "That invitation is still current and urgent," said the pope.
      "Within this commitment to reach an ever more solid ecclesial
      maturity is the request that the world body of the Cursillos has
      made to the competent office of the Roman Curia to obtain
      canonical recognition and approval of its Statutes."

      "What does the kerygmatic announcement at the heart of your
      movement mean," John Paul asked, "if not 'to fix ones eyes on
      the face of Christ'? ... What does such a glance involve, if not
      entrusting oneself to 'the primacy of grace' in order to undertake
      a path of catechesis and prayer, of conversion and holiness of
      life? What fruits does it produce if not a firm sense of belonging
      to the Church and a renewed drive for evangelization in the
      spheres of life and daily activity?"

      * * *

      TO SWISS GUARDS: LIVE YOUR MISSION FULLY

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 6, 2002 (VIS) - At midday today in the
      Clementine Hall, the Pope received the officers and 28 new
      recruits of the Pontifical Swiss Guard accompanied by their
      families and friends. The new guards will take the oath this
      afternoon.

      In his address in German, Italian and French, the Holy Father
      expressed his hope that, "despite the difficulties and
      inconveniences of the service, you will live this time of mission
      as an opportunity to deepen your faith and your link with the
      Church, and as an experience of friendship among yourselves.
      Look to one another for support in your daily work and for mutual
      enrichment."

      "Dear recruits," he affirmed, "never forget to live the reliable
      service you give to the Holy See as 'soldiers of the Pope,' as a
      mission with which the Lord Himself entrusts you. Take
      advantage of the time you spend here in Rome, at the center of
      the Church, to grow in friendship with Christ and to march
      towards the goal of all true Christian life: holiness."

      * * *

      IN BRIEF

      POPE JOHN PAUL, THROUGH CARDINAL ANGELO SODANO,
      secretary of state, sent a telegram to Bishop Patrick Francis
      Sheehan, O.S.A. of Kano, Nigeria, following the "disastrous air
      crash at Kano" that caused over 140 victims. Expressing his
      "condolences to the families and friends of the victims," the
      Pope offered his "sincerest sympathy to the survivors and to all
      afflicted by this terrible tragedy" and invoked "upon them
      comforting and strengthening divine blessings."

      CARDINAL ANGELO SODANO, IN THE NAME OF THE HOLY
      FATHER, sent a telegram to Bishop Fidel Leon Cadavid Marin of
      Quibdo, Colombia, stating that the Pope "received with deep
      distress the sad news of the execrable attack committed by
      guerrillas with fire bombs causing a great number of dead and
      very many wounded among the civil population that had taken
      refugee in the church of Bellavista in Bojaya. On this occasion I
      express once again an energetic reprobation for these new
      acts of terrorism that strike peaceful coexistence and offend the
      feelings of the dear Colombian people." The Pope offered
      prayers for the victims, their families and friends, and expressed
      his closeness to the ecclesial community of Quibdo.

      CARDINAL JOSE T. SANCHEZ, prefect emeritus of the
      Congregation for Clergy, at 7 p.m. on May 12, solemnity of the
      Ascension of Our Lord, will take possession of the title of St.
      Pius V at Villa Carpegna, a diaconate elevated 'pro hac vice' to a
      presbyteral title. The church is on Largo San Pio V, 3.

      * * *

      AUDIENCES

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 6, 2002 (VIS) - The Holy Father today
      received in separate audiences three prelates from the Antilles
      Episcopal Conference, on their "ad limina" visit:

      - Bishop Charles Henry Dufour of Montego Bay, Jamaica.
      - Bishop Louis Sankale of Cayenne, French Guyana.
      - Bishop Dorick McGowan Wright, auxiliary of Belize
      City-Belmopan, Belize.

      On Saturday, May 4, he received in separate audiences:

      - Four prelates from the Antilles Episcopal Conference, on their
      "ad limina" visit:
      - Bishop Robert Rivas O.P., of Kingstown, St. Vincent and the
      Grenadines.
      - Bishop Paul Michael Boyle C.P., of Mandeville, Jamaica.
      - Bishop Malcolm Patrick Galt C.S.Sp., of Bridgetown,
      Barbados.
      - Bishop Robert Kurtz of Hamilton C.R., in Bermuda,
      Bermuda.
      - Cardinal Igance Moussa I Daoud, prefect of the Congregation
      for the Oriental Churches, accompanied by Archbishop Antonio
      Maria Veglio and Msgr. Krzysztof Nitkiewicz, respectively
      secretary and under-secretary of the same congregation.

      * * *

      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 6, 2002 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed
      Francesco Buranelli, regent of the Pontifical Monuments,
      Museums and Galleries, as director general of the same body.

      On Saturday, May 4, it was made public that he:

      - Appointed Bishop Emilio Z. Marquez of Gumaca, Philippines,
      as coadjutor bishop of Lucena (area 2,334, population 867,639,
      Catholics 780,875, priests 77, religious 170), Philippines.

      - Appointed as consultors at the Congregation for the Doctrine of
      the Faith: Msgr. Brian Edwin Ferme, dean of the Faculty of Canon
      Law at the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome. Frs. Gianfranco
      Girotti O.F.M. Conv., regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary; Nicola
      Bux, professor of ecclesiology and ecumenism at the
      Ecumenical Theological Institute of Bari, Italy; Enrico Dal Covolo
      S.D.B., professor of patrology and ancient Christian literature at
      the Pontifical Salesian University, Rome; Klemens Stock S.J.,
      secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission; Cyril Vasil S.J.,
      dean of the Faculty of Eastern Canon Law of the Pontifical
      Oriental Institute, Rome.

      - Made the following provisions with regard to the Catholic
      Church of Latin Rite in Ukraine:

      - Appointed Bishop Maksymilian Dubrawski O.F.M., auxiliary of
      Kamyanets-Podilskyi of the Latins (area 277,700, population
      24,000,000, Catholics 300,000, priests 150, religious 240),
      Ukraine, as bishop of the same diocese. He succeeds Bishop
      Jan Olszanski M.I.C., whose resignation from the pastoral care
      of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having
      reached the age limit.
      - Erected the new diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, Ukraine, with
      territory taken from the dioceses of Kyiv-Zhytomir and
      Kamyanets-Podilskyi. He appointed Bishop Stanislaw Padewski
      O.F.M. Cap., auxiliary of Lviv of the Latins, Ukraine, as bishop of
      the new diocese.
      - Erected the new diocese of Odessa-Simferopol, Ukraine,
      with territory taken from the diocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyi. He
      appointed Msgr. Bronishaw Bernacki, vicar general of
      Kamyanets-Podilskyi, as bishop of the new diocese. The bishop
      elect was born in Murafa, Ukraine, in 1944 and ordained a priest
      in 1972.
      - Appointed Msgr. Marian Buczek, chancellor of the
      metropolitan curia of Lviv of the Latins (area 68,000, population
      5,800,000, Catholics 170,000, priests 122, permanent deacons
      1, religious 176), Ukraine, and Fr. Leon Maly, prefect of the major
      seminary of Lviv of the Latins, as auxiliaries of the same
      metropolitan archdiocese. Bishop-elect Buczek was born
      Cieszanow, Poland, in 1953 and ordained a priest in 1979.
      Bishop-elect Maly was born in Bar, Ukraine, in 1958 and
      ordained a priest in 1984.

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      3. Today's Lectionary Readings Text
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      4.DIVINE OFFICE TEXTS & AUDIO ONLINE:

      OFFICE OF READINGS, TEXTS
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      MORNING, EVENING & NIGHT PRAYERS, TEXTS:
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      5. English and Polish-speaking radio Lenten retreats Fr. Justin
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      Polish Rosary Hour by the Conventual Franciscans
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      6. CHANTED ROSARY ONLINE
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      DOWNLOAD FREE SCRIPTURAL ROSARY
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      7. CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY ONLINE
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      8. BIOGRAPHY OF MAMA GILI WITH PHOTO
      http://www.holyfaceofjesus.com/mama.html
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      PRAYER FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF MAMA GILI

      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)
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      Need a Miracle?
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      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.

      Call or write today regarding favors granted through the
      intercession of Dolores Immacolata "Mama" Gili, or, for more
      information about the cause of her investigation for canonization to:

      Rev. Dante DiGirolamo, Director
      Mama Gili Guild
      P. O. Box 455
      Kearny, New Jersey 07032
      Phone (973) 412-1170
      Fax (973) 412-7011

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      EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL
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      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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