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    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 2, Issue 150 FRIDAY 12 July 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 150
      FRIDAY 12 July 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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      • Cardinal Tettamanzi Picked to Lead Milan Archdiocese
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      • Cardinal Martini's Farewell Letter to Milan
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      • CHURCH MUST FOSTER PASTORAL CARE OF NOMADS
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      • Bordeaux Prelate Joins Panel Dealing with St. Pius X Fraternity
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      • 2 Vatican Aides Assail European Resolution on Abortion
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      • Church-State Meetings to Continue Under New French Prime
      Minister
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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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      Cardinal Tettamanzi Picked to Lead Milan Archdiocese

      Succeeds the Retiring Carlo Martini

      VATICAN CITY, JULY 11, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II named
      Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi the new archbishop of Milan, to
      replace the retiring Cardinal Carlo Martini.

      Cardinal Martini was archbishop of Milan since Dec. 29, 1979.
      He presented his resignation to the Pope on Feb. 15, his 75th
      birthday. Milan, with 5 million faithful, is one of the largest
      archdioceses in the world.

      Cardinal Tettamanzi, 68, now until the archbishop of Genoa, is a
      native of the Archdiocese of Milan. He was ordained a priest in
      1957 by Archbishop Giovanni Battista Montini, the future Pope
      Paul VI. The Vatican Press Office announced the cardinal's new
      post today.

      In 1959, Dionigi Tettamanzi presented his doctoral thesis in
      theology at the Gregorian University on "The Apostolic Duty of the
      Laity."

      He has been a professor of theology in seminaries and
      theological institutes in Milan and northern Italy. Early in the
      1980s, he was appointed consultor for various Vatican
      organizations. He has also advised bishops' synods as an
      expert.

      In 1987 he was appointed rector of the Lombardian Seminary of
      Rome by the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education.
      During that period, he taught moral theology at the Gregorian.

      On July 1, 1989, he was appointed archbishop of
      Ancona-Osimo. Shortly after, he was consecrated bishop by
      Cardinal Martini himself. On March 14, 1991, he was appointed
      secretary-general of the Italian bishops' conference.

      John Paul II transferred him to the Archdiocese of Genoa on April
      20, 1995, and made him a cardinal during the consistory of Feb.
      21, 1998.

      When he heard of the new appointment, Monsignor Carlo
      Caviglione, spokesman of the Archdiocese of Genoa, cited
      Cardinal Tettamanzi's "passion to be among the people" as a
      key characteristic of his pastoral ministry.

      The spokesman also recalled that last year, during the G-8
      summit in Genoa, in which a youth died during a protest march,
      some journalists launched a campaign against the archbishop,
      accusing him of supporting anti-globalization movements.

      "In writings and statements, the cardinal has always maintained
      the need to think of the poor and to help them with greater
      seriousness, vigorously adopting this position so that the great
      of the world will not forget their grave responsibilities," the
      spokesman said.


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      Cardinal Martini's Farewell Letter to Milan

      Thanks Pope, and Requests Warm Welcome for Successor

      MILAN, Italy, JULY 11, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Carlo Martini
      left three messages to his faithful as his resignation from the
      leadership of the Archdiocese of Milan became official.

      One message was an expression of gratitude to the Pope;
      another, an invitation to welcome his successor; and the third, a
      request for forgiveness.

      The messages are part of a farewell letter published today [see
      www.diocesi.milano.it/vescovo/], after the Vatican Press Office
      announced the appointment of Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi as
      the new archbishop of Milan.

      Cardinal Martini presented his resignation Feb. 15, his 75th
      birthday.

      "I am extremely grateful to the Holy Father for having accepted my
      resignation, which I presented to him not only because I have
      reached the age limit, but also because of the inevitable
      limitations of energy and health, as well as the opportunity for a
      change and a renewal for the good of the diocese, after more
      than 22 years of episcopate," Cardinal Martini explained.

      "Your faith and your charity, [and] in particular that of my closest
      collaborators and of all those who have been close to me with
      fidelity and prayer, have made my task, although highly grave and
      arduous, 'an easy yoke and a light burden,'" the cardinal said.

      "Once again I ask for God's forgiveness, and yours, for all my
      faults, while I keep you more present than ever in my prayer and
      in my heart," he concluded.

      Carlo Martini, born in Turin in 1927, entered the Society of Jesus
      in 1944. An eminent biblicist, he was appointed rector of the
      Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome in 1969. In 1978 he became
      rector of the Gregorian University.

      John Paul II appointed him archbishop of Milan in 1979, and
      made him a cardinal in 1983.

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      CHURCH MUST FOSTER PASTORAL CARE OF NOMADS

      VATICAN CITY, JUL 11, 2002 (VIS) - The 15th National Assembly
      of the Pastoral Care of Nomads took place from July 2 to 5 in
      Sao Paulo, Brazil. The meeting was sponsored by the National
      Conference of Bishops of Brazil and Bishop Paulo Moretto,
      leader of the Episcopal Commission for this
      type of ministry, presided.

      The opening address was delivered by Fr. Michael Blume,
      S.V.D., under secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral
      Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples which examined the
      characteristics, problems and hopes of pastoral care for
      nomads (around 15 million in the whole world).

      "Gypsies constitute a world characterized by marked
      differences and contrasts ... nevertheless they have also some
      features in common (ethnic identity, culture and psychology)
      which give them a certain degree of uniformity ... Neither
      welcomed nor accepted, they live isolated in their camps on the
      outskirts of cities, forgotten in their needs, rights and dignity. ...
      Gypsies often consider the Church an institution for the majority
      in society and some see gypsies as a small group requiring no
      special pastoral care which will eventually integrate with the
      masses of faithful. As a result, few priests dedicate themselves
      full time to this pastoral work." Fr. Blume went on to affirm that
      "many people, often even priests themselves, engaged in this
      activity, are isolated because of their friendship with gypsies and
      their desire to live with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

      "This situation demands," he specified, "a pastoral care which
      involves gypsies themselves, as subjects and protagonists. It
      also means assuring that ... they can foster their vocations so
      that their people will be well-represented." Referring to the
      difficulties involved, he then cited a few: not being part of a local
      Church due to constant nomadism which leads to a lack of
      ecclesial reference, sense of Church, community and sufficient
      religious instruction that exposes gypsies to pressure by
      religious sects. "Pastoral work therefore includes the necessity
      to integrate the family of nomads into the hosting parish
      community ... the constitution of personal parishes where the
      circumstances so require."

      In continuation, he referred to the "positive values" that
      characterize the gypsy world: hospitality, solidarity, strong
      attachment to the faith and the traditions of their ancestors. He
      also affirmed that these values must be "given suitable
      revaluation in new pastoral programs. It will be necessary to set
      up structures to guarantee the continuity of the process of
      furthering gypsies' participation in society and of their
      acceptance."

      "In her maternal solicitude, the Church, and through the Church
      all those who hold responsibilities within the Church, have a duty
      to promote the pastoral care of nomadic peoples."

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      Bordeaux Prelate Joins Panel Dealing with St. Pius X Fraternity

      VATICAN CITY, JULY 11, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II
      appointed the president of the French episcopal conference,
      Archbishop Jean-Pierre Ricard, as a member of the "Ecclesia
      Dei" Commission, entrusted with promoting full communion with
      the traditionalist St. Pius X Fraternity.

      The archbishop of Bordeaux succeeds the late Cardinal
      Louis-Marie Billé in the post. The cardinal was also head of the
      French episcopate.

      The "Ecclesia Dei" panel was instituted on July 2, 1988, "whose
      task it will be to collaborate with the bishops, with the
      departments of the Roman Curia, and with the circles
      concerned, for the purpose of facilitating full ecclesial
      communion of priests, seminarians, religious communities or
      individuals until now linked in various ways to the Fraternity
      founded by Monsignor Lefebvre, who may wish to remain united
      to the Successor of Peter in the Catholic Church" (see the
      apostolic letter "Ecclesia Dei").

      The commission is presided over by Cardinal Darío Castrillón
      Hoyos. Other members include Cardinals Joseph Ratzinger and
      Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez, prefects of the Congregations for
      the Doctrine of the Faith, and for Divine Worship and the
      Sacraments, respectively; and Archbishop Julián Herranz,
      president of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legal
      Texts.

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      2 Vatican Aides Assail European Resolution on Abortion

      Parliamentary Measure Undercuts Rights, They Say

      VATICAN CITY, JULY 11, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Two Church
      authorities on bioethics and the family have taken to task the
      abortion resolution approved July 3 by the European Parliament.

      The resolution seeks to impose abortion on member countries
      of the European Union as well as on nations applying to enter
      the Union.

      Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo, president of the Pontifical
      Council for the Family, and Bishop Elio Sgreccia, vice president
      of the Pontifical Academy for Life, expressed their concerns over
      the resolution in articles in L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's
      semiofficial newspaper.

      Though the parliamentary resolution lacks legal force, it carries a
      certain political weight in the Continent.

      Cardinal López Trujillo said that what is at stake is consistency
      in the proclamation and defense of fundamental rights, the first
      of which is the right to life. This right is included in the U.N.
      Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man, he noted. It is
      threatened, with the approval of abortion, by all kinds of
      interpretations and exceptions, he warned.

      Article 12 of the resolution "recommends that in order to protect
      health and women's reproductive rights, abortion should be
      legal, safe and accessible to all." The very concept of "legality" is
      weakened, because "a law that allows the elimination of an
      innocent can never be considered just," the cardinal explained.

      In regard to the term "safe abortion," the cardinal said that such
      "safety" refers only to risks to the mother's health, whose "rights"
      prevail over those of the conceived.

      Article 6 requests governments to promote "Emergency
      contraception [...] as a normal practice in the realm of health,
      sexual and reproductive care." But this conceals the fact that in
      this case "it is not about real contraception, but about a clearly
      abortifacient intervention, directed against the human embryo,
      whose implantation is impeded," the cardinal observed.

      For his part, Bishop Sgreccia contended that "the document
      seeks to favor behavior that affects personal ethics, the family,
      survival itself, and the unborn's right to life."

      "When we speak of ethics, we do not try to limit the meaning to
      Catholic and religious morality, which also has a right to be
      respected in a true democracy, but we speak of natural ethics,"
      he said.

      In countries whose laws defend the values attacked in this
      resolution, doubts have arisen about the appropriateness of
      adhering to a Europe "that threatens to impose 'its' moral
      conception of life and of man-woman relations," the bishop
      continued.

      Cardinal López Trujillo said the European Parliament's
      resolution "on health and sexual and reproductive rights"
      presents all together a "'new morality' in relation to political
      objectives, and represents a challenge to the truth of human
      procreation."

      In this connection, he expressed agreement with the statements
      of parliamentarian Elisabeth Montfort on the resolution: "It is
      curious that the right of reproduction consists of a catalogue of
      procedures that impede, precisely, reproduction itself."

      In regard to abortion, Bishop Sgreccia added, the encyclical
      "Evangelium Vitae" states that it continues to be a "crime," and
      "this is valid not only for believers, but also for any conscience
      enlightened by right reason."

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      Church-State Meetings to Continue Under New French Prime
      Minister

      PARIS, JULY 11, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The president of the French
      bishops' conference says that Prime Minister Jean-Pierre
      Raffarin wishes to continue the regular meetings with the
      Church, begun by his predecessor Lionel Jospin.

      "The Prime Minister hopes that this work, these meetings and
      this endeavor for agreement will continue," Archbishop
      Jean-Pierre Ricard said after his meeting with Raffarin this
      week.

      Meetings for cooperation between the government and bishops
      are something of a novelty in French Republican history, with its
      strict separation of church and state.

      "In the month of September we will begin work in this direction,"
      the archbishop of Bordeaux said. "The objective of the meeting ...
      will be to define the important topics on which we would like to
      work harmoniously."

      Archbishop Ricard, accompanied by Cardinal Jean-Marie
      Lustiger, archbishop of Paris, and by Father Stanislas Lalanne,
      the episcopate's secretary-general, was received for one hour
      Monday by the Prime Minister, who is close to French President
      Jacques Chirac.

      The meeting served to "touch base with the new French
      government after the elections," Archbishop Ricard said.

      Former Prime Minister Jospin, a Socialist, and representatives of
      the Catholic Church agreed last February to formalize existing
      relations between the Church and state through regular
      meetings.

      * * *

      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

      VATICAN CITY, JUL 11, 2002 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

      - Appointed Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, archbishop of Genova,
      Italy, as metropolitan archbishop of Milan (area 4,243, population
      5,089,148, Catholics 4,789,148, priests 3,188, permanent
      deacons 32, religious 8,582), Italy. He succeeds Cardinal Carlo
      Maria Martini, S.J., whose resignation from the pastoral care of
      the same diocese the Holy Father accepted upon having
      reached the age limit.

      - Appointed Fr. Valentino Di Cerbo, official in the Secretariat of
      State, as bureau chief of the Section for General Affairs.

      - Appointed Archbishop Jean-Pierre Ricard of Bordeaux, France,
      as a member of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei".

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