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    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 2, Issue 118 FRIDAY 31 May 2002 Feast of the Visitation * * * WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AND PRAY THE
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      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 2, Issue 118
      FRIDAY 31 May 2002

      Feast of the Visitation

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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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      • Pope Encourages Study of Monastic Spirituality and History
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      • Vatican Plans Document on Integral Development
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      • Bulgaria Trip Was "Beyond Expectations," Says Orthodox
      Theologian
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      • Seminaries in Great Britain Undergoing Thorough Revision
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      • Juan Diego May Have Been More Than a Visionary
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      • First Joint Judeo-Christian Document on Auschwitz Published
      in Germany
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      • Italian Pilgrims Returning to Holy Land
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      • World Meeting of Young Priests on Eve of Toronto 2002
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      • New Roman Missal Re-establishes Sense of the Sacred, Says
      Professor
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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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      Pope Encourages Study of Monastic Spirituality and History

      Institute at St. Anselm Athenaeum Marks 50th Anniversary

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II wrote a
      letter to thank the Benedictine order for its contribution over the
      past 50 years to the study of monasticism, both in the East and
      West.

      The papal message, addressed to Abbot Primate Notker Wolf of
      the confederated Benedictines, was sent on the 50th anniversary
      of the foundation of the Monastic Institute of the St. Anselm
      Pontifical Athenaeum of Rome, a leading center for the study of
      monasticism.

      The Holy Father said the center has been crucial for the
      rediscovery of decisive historical aspects of Christian monastic
      spirituality.

      The Pope, who last Saturday visited the Monastery of St. John of
      Rila, the most important monastic center in the Balkans, thanked
      the Benedictine center for its studies on Eastern and Western
      monasticism, revealing "the existing interaction between the
      respective schools of theology, spirituality and monastic life."

      In order to continue this work, the Pope urged the athenaeum´s
      professors and students to "cultivate an uninterrupted intimacy
      with the Divine Master."

      "Thus the ´ora´ of contemplation will be able to be combined
      harmoniously with the ´labora´ of action, in an incessant study of
      the monastic patrimony," he wrote.

      The Benedictine confederation embraces almost 8,000 religious
      and novices, including 4,600 priests.

      The papal letter was read by Father Mark Sheridan, dean of the
      School of Theology of the athenaeum, at the opening of a
      congress on "Classic Texts and Themes of the Christian
      Monastic Tradition: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow."

      More information is at www.santanselmo.org.

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      Vatican Plans Document on Integral Development

      In Preparation for Johannesburg Summit

      ROME, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- In preparation for a U.N.
      summit scheduled for South Africa, the Vatican will publish a
      document on the concept of "integral and mutually supportive
      development."

      Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, secretary of the Pontifical Council
      for Justice and Peace, announced the news Wednesday during
      a symposium organized the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical
      Athenaeum here.

      Ten years after the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, the U.N.
      summit in Johannesburg will gather governments,
      nongovernmental organizations, businessmen and other
      sectors of civil society, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, to analyze the
      results achieved in regard to development and respect for the
      environment (www.johannesburgsummit.org).

      At the Rome symposium, entitled "Toward Johannesburg:
      Population, Development and Environment: Debate and
      Proposals," Bishop Crepaldi explained that the Vatican
      document focuses on the development "of the whole man and of
      all men."

      The Vatican text, which will be distributed among the participants
      of the preparatory U.N. meeting now under way in Bali, says that
      "globalization must not damage cultural identities" and, at the
      same time, requests that "cultural identity not be blocked given
      the prospect of globalization."

      Moreover, the text attaches particular importance to the principles
      of subsidiarity and solidarity, in order to emphasize the
      commitment to the struggle against poverty. It also appeals for
      special attention to be given to "the rural population, which
      constitutes half of the world´s population."

      Lastly, the Vatican encourages "the growth of international
      cooperation for good government," an issue that, above all,
      "affects developing countries, where the problem of corruption is
      still determinant."

      Father Paolo Scarafoni, rector of Regina Apostolorum, opened
      the symposium by responding to some environmental concerns
      that fault Christianity for placing man at the center of the cosmos,
      at the expense of nature.

      "Authentic anthropocentrism cannot be contrary to respect for
      and conservation of nature, the environment in which man is
      integrated and which he must use with responsibility," Father
      Scarafoni said.

      The congress ended with an address by Cardinal Alfonso López
      Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family. He said
      that the myth of the "population explosion" has been deleterious
      for the family policies of many countries.

      "Today all can see that the demographic myth has been a
      resounding lie," the cardinal said. "Europe, in particular, is
      suffering the freezing climate of a demographic winter, whose
      implications are quite worrying."

      He ended by requesting that two extremes be avoided: "on the
      one hand, the irresponsible abuse of natural resources
      sacrificed for immediate earnings; and on the other, an
      exaggerated, even superstitious, reverence of the earth."

      "To see the future in terms of family means to leave an
      inheritance to our descendents, but it does not mean to take
      egotistic steps to ensure that there will be no descendents," the
      cardinal said.

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      Bulgaria Trip Was "Beyond Expectations," Says Orthodox
      Theologian

      John Paul II Stayed Above Politics, According to Professor
      Gueorgi Bacalov

      SOFIA, Bulgaria, MAY 30, 2002 (ZENIT.org-Avvenire).- John Paul
      II´s visit to Bulgaria went "beyond expectations," says Orthodox
      theologian and philosopher Gueorgi Bacalov, a professor at the
      University of Sofia.

      "We must consider that, in the Balkans, Orthodoxy is a factor
      closely linked to identity, either because of the Muslim presence
      or because people also see Orthodoxy as an ethnic-national
      factor," he explained.

      "Today our faithful wonder who among the clergy was part of the
      secret services, and there is an attitude of mistrust toward our
      Church instead of attention to its spiritual vision," Bacalov added.

      "This is why the Pope´s message has made an impression: It
      was placed at a Christian level, without descending to support
      one or another political alignment," the professor continued.

      Moreover, the initially cold response also changed, he said. It
      was no accident, the professor said, "that Hegumen Ioan,
      superior of the Monastery of St. John of Rila, said that the walls
      between Catholics and Orthodox are built by men, and men can
      knock them down."

      It was also unexpected for the Orthodox mentality to hear a
      religious leader who speaks of politics in the broad sense of the
      term, namely, topics such as human rights, religious liberty and
      democracy, Bacalov added.

      "Politics here, among us, has a dirty meaning, because it always
      means to be aligned with someone against someone. It does
      not have a universal dimension because it operates according
      the schemes of Caesaropapism and, in the East, religious have
      never been independent," Bacalov explained.

      "In recent times, ecumenical patriarchs have been elected by the
      Muslim power, and the patriarchs of national Churches used to
      be elected by governments," he said. "At present, the Orthodox
      Church cannot influence society."

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      Seminaries in Great Britain Undergoing Thorough Revision

      Closures and Radical Changes Loom

      LONDON, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The Catholic seminaries
      serving the United Kingdom could be closed or radically
      changed as a result of an extensive review of the institutions.

      Four of the seminaries are in the United Kingdom and three are
      abroad. Scotland is also discussing the future of its centers for
      priestly formation.

      A commission appointed by the bishops´ conference of England
      and Wales has just concluded a six-month, in-depth study of
      priestly formation, in order to improve seminarians´ training in
      the future.

      The commission carried out a survey of seminaries from
      September to February. A questionnaire was sent to bishops,
      seminary rectors, professors, seminarians and vocation
      directors with questions on the constitution, life and work of
      seminaries.

      The results of the research were included in a report given to
      bishops, who discussed it Monday.

      In a statement issued after the study of the report, the bishops
      stressed the desire of the Catholic Church of England and
      Wales "to recognize the possibilities for renewal and hope."

      The episcopal conference analyzed "the diversity within our
      present seminary system" and "the variety of needs the
      seminaries are required to address in the formation of priests
      for our dioceses," the statement explained.

      "The bishops´ conference now seeks to build on the heritage of
      the past to provide creative opportunities for the future," the
      episcopal statement added.

      The bishops also agreed to two stages of further discussion.

      "Firstly, the archbishops of Liverpool and Birmingham will bring
      together the bishops and those responsible for formation in the
      colleges at Oscott and Ushaw," the statement said. "They will
      discuss the specific qualities of these colleges, with a view to
      the strengths of these institutions being brought into the wider
      service of all our dioceses."

      "At the same time, the archbishops of Westminster and
      Southwark will convene a similar meeting concerning the
      colleges at Wonersh and Allen Hall. It is intended that these
      meetings will take place before" the bishops´ meeting in
      November, the statement added. "As a second stage, these two
      groups will then consider plans for the future."

      Regarding the commission´s recommendations for the
      pontifical colleges in Spain and Rome, the bishops decided that
      the president of the conference and the implementation group
      should enter into discussions with the Holy See, the statement
      continued.

      "The overall responsibility for carrying this process forward will
      rest with the five archbishops of England and Wales, who will act
      as the implementation group on behalf of the conference," the
      bishops reported.

      The Scottish episcopal conference has also decided that the
      seminaries under its jurisdiction should be thoroughly revised.
      Seminary rectors and vice rectors have been invited to next
      month´s meeting of the episcopal conference, to discuss the
      future of seminaries.

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      Juan Diego May Have Been More Than a Visionary

      Was Reconciler of Cultures, Says Mexican Primate

      MEXICO CITY, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Guadalupe visionary
      Juan Diego was a mediator and reconciler between Indian and
      European cultures, as well as a Gospel messenger, the
      archbishop primate of Mexico says in a new book.

      The book, "Juan Diego the Talking Eagle," addresses historical
      aspects of the Mexican Indian, who received messages from the
      Blessed Virgin in December 1531, and who will be canonized
      July 31 in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

      At a press conference this week to present his book, Cardinal
      Norberto Rivera Carrera pointed out that many questions still
      surround the historical figure of Blessed Juan Diego.

      But there are no longer any doubts in regard to his Indian nature,
      virtues, historicity and holiness, the archbishop primate said.

      The cardinal outlined John Paul II´s itinerary for the canonization.
      The Pope will arrive at Mexico City´s international airport on the
      night of July 30 from Guatemala, and will be received by
      President Vicente Fox.

      The next day, July 31, the Pontiff will travel through the city to the
      basilica, where he will celebrate the canonization Mass.

      Following a courtesy visit with the president, the Pope will meet
      with more than 100 bishops who make up the Mexican
      episcopal conference.

      On Aug. 1, his last day in Mexico, John Paul II will beatify two
      martyrs of Oaxaca. He will then leave the Marian basilica and go
      to the airport for the return trip to the Vatican.

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      First Joint Judeo-Christian Document on Auschwitz Published in
      Germany

      Contribution to Understanding and Reconciliation

      BERLIN, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Christians and Jews have
      published for the first time a joint document on the Holocaust,
      entitled "Auschwitz: History and Thought."

      Hans Joachim Meyer, president of the Central Committee of
      Catholics (ZdK), told the SIR news service that "the document is
      an attempt to contribute to understanding and reconciliation."

      The text was presented here Tuesday "to sensitize public
      opinion on the dimension of suffering of the Jewish people in the
      concentration camp," Meyer added.

      The volume, whose publication was entrusted to the "Jews and
      Christians" circle of the ZdK, includes contributions from nine
      Jewish authors and 18 Catholics on the Holocaust and its
      causes. It also records the testimonies of both Jewish survivors
      of the camp as well as Catholic figures such as Maximilian
      Kolbe and Edith Stein.

      Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich, Jewish historian and co-author of the
      volume, emphasized that over the past 40 years relations
      between Jews and Christians have evolved in a positive way.

      In this connection, Ehrlich recalled John Paul II´s visit to Yad
      Vashem, the Holocaust memorial, and Jerusalem´s Wailing
      Wall, when he traveled to the Holy Land in March 2000. These
      events have become for the Church "a way of identification with
      the Jewish people that is unique in 2,000 years" of history,
      Ehrlich said.

      Moreover, the historian referred to the "radical change" that
      occurred when the Catholic Church recognized the Jewish
      Scripture as an autonomous work.

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      Italian Pilgrims Returning to Holy Land

      ROME, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Pilgrimages are the
      "diplomacy of prayer." So the Catholic Church in Italy is resuming
      its pilgrimages to the Holy Land.

      The news was confirmed by Monsignor Liberio Andreatta,
      administrator delegate of the Roman Work of Pilgrimages, which
      will begin to send pilgrims to Jesus´ land again within a few
      days.

      "It is not a classic pilgrimage but a sign to make people
      understand that they are not alone, that the vicious circle has
      been broken," he told the Italian newspaper Avvenire.

      On April 22, Monsignor Andreatta and directors of Unitalsi, the
      Italian association that organizes pilgrimages for the sick to
      shrines, ended a "mission of solidarity and peace" in the Holy
      Land, in which the finishing touches were put to this new
      initiative.

      "We are proposing a pilgrimage of prayer, solidarity, peace and
      witness: five days, beginning June 1 -- small groups of eight to
      10 people who are committed to carry out this sign, to make
      people understand that they are not alone," the monsignor
      explained.

      "Security is absolutely guaranteed, otherwise, we would not even
      suggest it," he emphasized.

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      World Meeting of Young Priests on Eve of Toronto 2002

      TORONTO, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- A meeting on the eve of
      World Youth Day will attract 150 seminarians and recently
      ordained priests from around the world.

      The theme of the meeting, which will take place in St. Peter´s
      Seminary and King´s College in London, Ontario, from July
      19-21, echoes that of the World Youth Day: "You are the salt of
      the earth, you are the light of the world."

      The gathering will provide newly ordained priests and those
      preparing for the priesthood with an opportunity to get to know
      one another and to listen to presentations by Church leaders.

      Speakers will include Cardinal James Francis Stafford,
      president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity; Cardinal
      Jean-Marie Lustiger, archbishop of Paris; and Archbishop
      Terrence Prendergast of Halifax.

      More details are at www.wyd2002.org.

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      New Roman Missal Re-establishes Sense of the Sacred, Says
      Professor

      Third Edition Easier to Use, and Includes More Pointers on
      Music

      ROME, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The new Roman Missal for the
      eucharistic celebration in Latin will foster a sense of the sacred,
      says a liturgy professor.

      Father Edward McNamara, of the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical
      Athenaeum, explained some of the most interesting
      characteristics of the third typical edition of the "Missale
      Romanum," which was approved by the Pope and prepared by
      the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. The
      missal will be the basic text for all translations.

      Q: What are the novelties?

      Father McNamara: At first sight the most impressive thing about
      the new Latin missal is its size. Weighing in at about 6 pounds
      and costing about $150, it is larger than any vernacular missal
      now in use.

      But this hefty tome is much more than a fine example of the
      typographer´s craft because its specific characteristics make it a
      further step toward the fulfillment of the genuine renewal of
      liturgy proposed by the Second Vatican Council and an
      instrument that fosters the restoration of a greater sense of the
      sacred in the celebration of the holy Eucharist.

      Q: What has impressed you most?

      Father McNamara: Another important feature is that, unlike the
      former editions of the Latin missal, this version is clearly
      intended to be used at Mass with an assembly.

      The former editions at times gave the impression of being
      designed more for study than for practical use, sometimes
      obliging the celebrant to turn a page in the middle of a prayer or
      sending him to an appendix if he wished to use an alternative
      formula.

      The new Missal is handsomely designed with clear legible
      typeset, a very practical distribution of the prayer texts and the
      inclusion of accents so that those priests whose Latin has
      become a little rusty -- or perchance was never burnished at all --
      can make it through the Mass without any major phonetic
      blunders.

      Q: What are the most important novelties?

      Father McNamara: The most important and novel characteristic
      of this version, and the principal cause of its bulk, is the
      inclusion of abundant musical settings so as to encourage the
      singing of those parts of the celebration where singing is
      recommended.

      Thus melodies are provided for the entire ordinary of the Mass,
      including five different intonations for the "Gloria in Excelsis," two
      for the "Credo," and even settings for singing the four principal
      Eucharistic Prayers. Furthermore, all of the major feasts include
      the musical text of the preface. In order to facilitate singing, the
      major musical texts are located in their proper places in the
      Missal and not exiled to an appendix.

      The fact that the Missal actively promotes and favors singing,
      both by the celebrant and the congregation, shows that the
      Church considers that this may be one of the most important
      means of restoring a sense of the sacred to the celebration.

      Other additions have been the inclusion of the 10 celebrations of
      saints, which have been added to the Church´s universal
      calendar over the last twenty years, to which the Holy Father
      decided to make a further contribution just before the new
      missal went to print by appending another 11 celebrations.

      Some of these are new celebrations, for example, recently
      canonized saints like the Chinese martyrs and St. Josephine
      Bakhita, a former slave from Sudan who later became a nun.
      Others, such as the Virgin of Fatima, are especially significant to
      the Church´s experience of persecutions in the 20th century and,
      indeed, have a special place in the life of John Paul II.

      Other celebrations restore older celebrations from the Missal of
      St. Pius V, such as the Holy Name of Jesus, the Holy Name of
      Mary, and St. Rita of Cascia.

      Furthermore, many other new prayers have also been added,
      either taken from ancient Roman manuscripts or recovered from
      the Missal of Pius V, as well as several new votive Masses in
      honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a new votive Mass "De Dei
      Misericordia."

      Two Masses for various needs have likewise been recuperated
      from the Missal of St. Pius V, the Mass "Ad petendam
      compunctionem cordis" and the formula "ad postulandam
      continentiam."

      Q: What is the meaning of these celebrations?

      Father McNamara: Today´s society has more need than ever for
      mercy, compunction and continence, and the inclusion of these
      themes as Mass formulas is a boon for preachers who can use
      them in homilies and on retreats.

      The new missal, both the prayer texts and the renewed general
      introduction that gives precise rules for the celebration,
      enhances and enriches the existing body of liturgical norms and
      merits close study on the part of all priests.

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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, 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
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      Call or write today regarding favors granted through the
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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

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      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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