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      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 2, Issue 151
      SUNDAY 14 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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      • Catholic Doctors Insist Church's View on AIDS Must Be Heard
      FIAMC's Message at International Conference in Spain
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      • Population Control Should Not Infringe on Parents' Rights,
      Says Holy See
      Statements of Vatican Observer at U.N. in Geneva
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      • Religious Order Hopes Canonization Boosts Its Ranks
      Papal Visit to Guatemala Awaited
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      • 9 DAYS UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF WORLD YOUTH DAY
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      • 200,000 Young People Registered for World Youth Day
      And Organizers Counting on Even More to Attend
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      • Gypsies Seen as Key Agents of Their Own Pastoral Care
      Conclusions of Meeting Held in Brazil
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      • 1.7 Million Lives Reported at Risk in Sudan
      Catholic Relief Services Puts Most Blame on Khartoum
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      • "We Are Church" Isn't a True Catholic Group, Say Spanish
      Bishops
      Note Published on an Association That Started in Austria
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      • Trappist Monastery Inaugurated in Czech Republic
      Cardinal Vlk on Hand for Ceremony
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      • "Monks Have Always Been More European Than We Are"
      Interview with Abbot Primate of Benedictine Confederation
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      • OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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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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      Catholic Doctors Insist Church's View on AIDS Must Be Heard
      FIAMC's Message at International Conference in Spain

      BARCELONA, Spain, JULY 12, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Addressing the
      AIDS crisis, a Catholic doctors' group urged that the Church's
      voice be heard, given its leading role in caring for patients
      stricken with the affliction.

      The World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations
      (FIAMC) presented a manifesto as the 14th International
      Conference on AIDS was winding down in Barcelona. The
      conference ended today.

      According to U.N. data, one out of four AIDS patients in the world
      is treated in Catholic institutions. The doctors' manifesto warned
      that preventative "campaigns based solely on condoms are
      dangerous and not very human."

      "Young people, especially, need to be educated and to learn to
      be responsible in respect of sex and affectivity," the manifesto
      states. "What should be promoted are ways of behavior, such as
      delaying the age when sexual relations start, to abstain before
      marriage, to believe inhealthy couples and in monogamy."

      Likewise, signers of the manifesto stated it is essential to
      "struggle against drug trafficking and the consumption of drugs
      throughout the world."

      FIAMC members committed themselves to "continue to promote
      medical and educational programs" to help AIDS patients.

      After reading the manifesto publicly to the press on Thursday,
      Josep Maria Simon, president of the Association of Christian
      Doctors of Catalonia, said, "The Church is the institution that
      does the most at the world level for AIDS patients. ... That was
      not said at the conference."

      * * *

      Population Control Should Not Infringe on Parents' Rights, Says
      Holy See
      Statements of Vatican Observer at U.N. in Geneva

      VATICAN CITY, JULY 12, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The Holy See favors
      neither unlimited growth in world population nor the imposition
      of policies that attack the right of parents to freely decide how
      many children they will have.

      Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, the Vatican's permanent observer
      at the United Nations in Geneva, expressed this position when
      he commented over Vatican Radio on Thursday's observance of
      World Population Day.

      The United Nations is seeking to stabilize population growth
      through family planning and reproductive health programs
      which, as attested in world conferences, some regard as the
      promotion of abortion.

      "Naturally, the Holy See is not in favor of an unlimited growth of
      the world's population, nor in favor of governmental or
      international programs that impose limits," Archbishop Martin
      explained.

      "For many years, the Holy See has repeated what Vatican
      Council II confirmed on the right of parents to freely choose the
      number of children, to establish the temporal distance between
      births and the economic means to achieve these objectives," he
      added.

      "Nature itself establishes a certain balance between
      generations," the Irish archbishop observed. "We have seen on
      many occasions that, when there is a radical intervention on this
      balance from outside, problems are created."

      "In all this, the task of the Church is to support, to be close to
      families, to favor more suitable family policies in any part of the
      world and, in particular, to be on the side of women and children,
      who constitute the greater part of the population," Archbishop
      Martin explained.

      At the same time, he said that past predictions about a
      demographic time bomb are proving to be unfounded.
      "For some years now, it is evident that the birthrate is
      decreasing, in a diversified way, according to countries," the
      archbishop emphasized. "In regard to the situation of migratory
      flows, no alarmism should be created. I am convinced that in the
      forthcoming years the movement of people will become a natural
      dimension of the globalized society."

      "One of the most interesting things that has arisen in the
      numerous international conferences, is that the most important
      factor in establishing the number of children that a family wishes
      to have is linked to the education of women," the Vatican
      representative said.

      "In this field, for many years the Catholic Church has played an
      important role," he added. "Catholic schools have offered the
      same possibilities for the education of boys and girls.
      Unfortunately, in some countries, the very fact of being a girl still
      implies disadvantages."

      "Lastly, a problem that must be addressed is the dramatic
      situation of maternal mortality, due to the grave deficiencies that
      exists in health services in developing countries," the archbishop
      concluded. "It is necessary to have a greater commitment to
      protect women, helping them and guaranteeing to them safe
      and tranquil pregnancies."

      * * *

      Religious Order Hopes Canonization Boosts Its Ranks
      Papal Visit to Guatemala Awaited

      GUATEMALA CITY, JULY 12, 2002 (Zenit.org).- A religious order
      is hoping the canonization of its 17th-century founder in
      Guatemala this month will inspire new vocations.

      Today the Order of the Brothers of Bethlehem, founded on 1658
      by Brother Pedro de San José Betancur, the apostle of the
      Indians and slaves of Antigua, has 15 religious, including two
      priests.

      Brother Pedro, a Spaniard, arrived in Antigua, the colonial capital
      of Guatemala, in 1651. He became famous for dressing the
      wounds of the indigent he found on the streets, before carrying
      them to hospitals on his shoulders.

      Brother Pedro will be declared a saint July 30 during an open-air
      Mass in Guatemala City's Race Track -- the highlight of John
      Paul II's 24-hour visit to this country.

      "Brother Pedro fever" has swept the country. About 500,000
      people are expected to attend his canonization.

      "We hope there will be people who will join us after the
      canonization," said Friar Simeón Maldonado, who lives in his
      order's Guatemala City monastery. Other members of the order
      live in Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Pedro de Betancur's
      birthplace.
      Pedro began his studies to be a Franciscan friar in Antigua, but
      poor health forced him to abandon this path. He then dedicated
      himself to the neediest and built a small hospital where he
      housed the sick at night and taught children during the day. He is
      said to have been responsible for many miracles during his
      lifetime.

      In the early 19th century, the order had 500 members and
      hospitals extending from Mexico to Argentina. But it was banned
      by the Spanish crown in 1820, claiming it gave refuge to
      pro-independence activists.

      The men's order was restored in 1984 by Father Luis de la Cruz
      of Tenerife, following John Paul II's beatification of the founder.
      Today these religious are dedicated to the charitable care of the
      sick and elderly.

      The Order of the Sisters of Bethlehem was able to survive
      continuously. It now numbers about 800 and works in four
      continents but especially in Colombia, Mexico, India and
      Cameroon.

      The nuns administer colleges and schools for the poor, homes
      for abandoned children and elderly, and children's parks. They
      conduct missions to Indians and peasants.

      More than 300 Bethlemite men and women religious will attend
      the canonization.

      * * *

      9 DAYS UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF WORLD YOUTH DAY

      VATICAN CITY, JUL 12, 2002 (VIS) - The Pontifical Council for the
      Laity has published the program of scheduled events for the
      17th World Youth Day which will take place in Toronto, Canada
      from July 23 to 28 on the theme: "You are the salt of the
      earth....You are the light of the world."

      World Youth Day will officially open on the afternoon of Tuesday
      July 23 with a Eucharistic celebration at Exhibition Place
      presided by Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic, archbishop of Toronto.
      The cardinal will welcome young people from Canada as well
      as from other nations.

      According to information provided by the office in charge of
      planning this event, 200,000 young people have registered to
      date. However, this figure does not include many Canadians
      who have not yet signed up. In addition, many young people from
      poor countries have had difficulties with their visas.

      The welcoming ceremony with the Pope is scheduled for the
      afternoon of Thursday July 25 at Exhibition Place. On the
      mornings of July 24, 25 and 26, in more than 100 Churches and
      civic centers in Toronto, there will be sessions of catechesis for
      young people in various languages, led by bishops from all over
      the world. The themes for the three days are: "You are the salt of
      the earth"; "You are the light of the world"; "Be reconciled to God".
      All the catechesis sessions will conclude with Mass.

      On the afternoons of July 24, 25 and 26, young people will be
      able
      to visit Coronation Park, situated on the outskirts of Ontario,
      which has been christened "Duc in Altum Park" for this occasion.
      Confessionals will be installed in the park and priests will be
      availabe for confession in different languages. One area of the
      park will be reserved for Eucharistic adoration.

      In Exhibition Place on the afternoons of July 24, 25 and 26,
      there will be the Youth Festival which will include artistic, cultural
      and spiritual events based on the life and faith of young people
      from all around the world. For the first time, there will be the
      opportunity to participate in social service projects.

      On the afternoon of July 26, the Way of the Cross will take place
      in several areas of Toronto. The main procession will depart
      from City Hall at 7:30 p.m. and will cross the center of the city
      along University Avenue.

      The climax of World Youth Day will be the Vigil and Mass
      presided by Pope John Paul II at Downsview Park on the evening
      of Saturday July 27 and the morning of July 28. Young people will
      walk to Downsview Park after 8 a.m. on Saturday morning from
      different points of the city. The distance will be between 6 and 10
      kilometers. The vigil will begin at 8 p.m. and will include prayer,
      music, testimony and the Holy Father's words.

      The Holy Father will celebrate the concluding Mass of the 17th
      World Youth Day on Sunday July 28 at 9:30 a.m.

      * * *

      200,000 Young People Registered for World Youth Day
      And Organizers Counting on Even More to Attend

      VATICAN CITY, JULY 12, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Some 200,000 young
      people have registered so far for the 17th World Youth Day in
      Toronto. And organizers expect even more to show up.

      In a statement issued today by the Vatican Information Service,
      the committee organizing the event explained that many youths
      from poor countries, especially in Latin America, are having
      trouble obtaining visas.
      The Pontifical Council for the Laity has published the program of
      events for World Youth Day, whose theme is "You are the salt of
      the earth ...You are the light of the world."

      World Youth Day will officially open the afternoon of Tuesday, July
      23, with a Mass at Exhibition Place presided over by Cardinal
      Aloysius Ambrozic, archbishop of Toronto. The cardinal will
      welcome young people from around the world.

      The welcoming ceremony with the Pope is scheduled for the
      afternoon of Thursday, July 25, at Exhibition Place. On the
      mornings of July 24, 25 and 26, in more than 100 churches and
      civic centers in Toronto, there will be sessions of catechesis for
      young people in various languages, led by bishops.

      On the afternoons of July 24, 25 and 26, young people will be
      able to visit Coronation Park, christened "Duc in Altum Park" for
      the occasion. Confessionals will be installed in the park and
      priests will be available for confession in various languages.
      One area of the park will be reserved for eucharistic adoration.

      (Stoles specially made in Mexico will be used by priests hearing
      confessions. A Tuesday story incorrectly said the stoles would
      be used during the papal Mass.)

      In Exhibition Place on the afternoons of July 24, 25 and 26, there
      will be the Youth Festival which will include artistic, cultural and
      spiritual events. For the first time, there will be the opportunity to
      participate in social service projects.

      On the afternoon of July 26, the Way of the Cross will take place
      in several areas of Toronto. The main procession will depart
      from City Hall at 7:30 p.m. and will cross the city center along
      University Avenue.

      The climax of World Youth Day will be the vigil and Mass
      presided over by John Paul II at Downsview Park on the evening
      of Saturday, July 27, and the morning of July 28. Young people
      will walk to Downsview Park after 8 a.m. on Saturday morning
      from various points of the city. The vigil begins at 8 p.m. and will
      include prayer, music, testimonies and the Holy Father's words.

      The Pope will celebrate the concluding Mass on Sunday, July 28,
      at 9:30 a.m.

      More than 52,000 young people and 125 bishops will attend
      from the United States. The U.S. bishops' Web site for the event
      is www.nccbuscc.org/laity/youth/wydarchives.htm.

      Some 20,000 young Italians will also go to Canada to participate
      in the event, the Italian bishops' conference reported.

      * * *

      Gypsies Seen as Key Agents of Their Own Pastoral Care
      Conclusions of Meeting Held in Brazil

      SAO PAULO, JULY 12, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Gypsies need to
      become protagonists of their own pastoral care, given the few
      priests who can attend full time to their special needs, saysa
      Vatican official.

      "Some pastors regard gypsies as a small group that does not
      need special pastoral care," Father Michael Blume,
      undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of
      Migrants and Travelers, told an assembly in Brazil.

      "The result is that there are few priests who are completely
      dedicated to this task," he said.
      The priest, a member of the Society of the Divine Word, was
      addressing the National Brazilian Assembly for the Pastoral
      Care of Nomads. The assembly, held July 2-5 at the initiative of
      the Brazilian bishops' conference, echoed his views in its own
      conclusions.

      "This situation calls for pastoral care in which the gypsies
      themselves are involved, as subjects and protagonists," Father
      Blume emphasized. In this way, he added, vocations to the
      priesthood will be fostered among gypsies "so that their people
      will be well represented."

      To achieve these objectives, it is necessary to surmount the
      difficulties that nomad peoples find in integrating themselves in
      local churches. Their lack of religious education also exposes
      them to the pressure of religious sects, Father Blume said.

      "Part of the pastoral task is the integration of nomad families in
      the community that receives them" as well as "the creation of
      personal parishes where the circumstances require it," he
      continued.
      The priest called for the recognition and promotion of the values
      that characterize the gypsy world: hospitality, solidarity, strong
      adherence to the faith and to the traditions of their forebears. The
      great majority of Brazil's 800,000 gypsies are Catholics.

      During the assembly, the Brazilian bishops' Commission for the
      Pastoral Care of Nomads published a pastoral document on
      gypsies, which included the key pronouncements of Popes Paul
      VI and John Paul II on the occasion of meetings with gypsies
      since 1965.

      That year, in Pomezia, Italy, Pope Paul VI crowned the statute of
      the Virgin Queen of Gypsies, now venerated in the chapel of the
      Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and
      Travelers.

      * * *

      1.7 Million Lives Reported at Risk in Sudan
      Catholic Relief Services Puts Most Blame on Khartoum

      WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 12, 2002 (Zenit.org).- About 1.7
      million Sudanese are at risk of famine and disease as
      humanitarian access is denied to aid agencies in southern
      Sudan, Catholic Relief Services told a U.S. Senate panel.

      The Khartoum government, "at civil war with southern Sudanese
      seeking the right to cultural, religious and political freedom,"
      bears the greatest responsibility for the lack of access, CRS
      reported Thursday.

      "If the current humanitarian crisis continues to deteriorate, we
      could see a situation as devastating as the famine of 1998 in
      which an estimated 70,000 people died," the CRS country
      representative for Sudan, Paul Townsend, told Foreign Relations
      Subcommittee on African Affairs. "The situation in Sudan is
      urgent."

      Townsend called on members of Congress to encourage that
      U.S. policy in Sudan make humanitarian issues a clear priority in
      the ongoing negotiations with the Khartoum government.

      "The United States and the United Nations must ensure
      unimpeded humanitarian access to all at-risk populations," he
      said.

      CRS noted that the Khartoum government has ignored the
      humanitarian protections afforded in the emergency relief effort
      dubbed Operation Lifeline Sudan, established by the warring
      parties and the United Nations in the late 1980s.

      Khartoum consistently restricts access to innocent southern
      Sudanese civilians in need by denying approval of relief flights
      and by obstructing the delivery of essential aid and services
      through other bureaucratic barriers, CRS reported.

      CRS called for the establishment of an independent team to
      approve requests to access those in need. The agency also
      pressed for the immediate creation of a U.S.-proposed
      humanitarian monitoring mission with full access to all areas of
      Sudan.

      Townsend testified that the biggest obstacle to improving the
      humanitarian conditions in Sudan is that the United States and
      the international community have yet to find a way to hold
      warring parties accountable to their agreements. He said the
      United States must strengthen its leadership role in peace
      negotiations, respecting the right of the Sudanese to determine
      for themselves how they are to be governed.

      Since 1983, Sudan's civil war between the government in the
      north and rebels in the south has claimed more than 2 million
      lives and displaced about 4 million people.

      CRS was a founding member of Operation Lifeline Sudan, and
      is now the largest private voluntary organization operating in
      southern Sudan, serving an estimated 400,000 people.

      * * *

      "We Are Church" Isn't a True Catholic Group, Say Spanish
      Bishops
      Note Published on an Association That Started in Austria

      MADRID, Spain, JULY 12, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The Spanish
      bishops' conference has published a document clarifying that
      We Are Church is not an ecclesial group.

      This civil organization, inspired by an initiative that began in
      Austria ("Wir sind Kirche") and spread to several countries,
      "despite the name it has adopted, is not an ecclesial group and
      has not received any approval or canonical recognition,"
      explained a note published by the Catholic bishops' Information
      Office.

      In Spain, We Are Church is "a civil association that, since the
      year 1995, welcomes some groups of Christian origin who hold
      attitudes in common that are opposed to the magisterium and
      the discipline of the Church," the episcopate explained.

      Born in Innsbruck in 1995, We Are Church relies on petition
      drives in its call for a democratic church. Among other things, it
      pushes for women priests, an end to the discipline of celibacy
      for Latin-rite priests, and the liberalization of Church moral
      doctrine, according to its Web site.

      According to the Spanish bishops' text, We Are Church proposes
      "affirmations and claims that are clearly not in keeping with the
      teachings of the Catholic Church, are wounding and are
      detrimental to ecclesial communion."

      "Therefore, it is necessary that all Catholics live communion with
      the whole Church (pastors and faithful) at the heart of their
      communities, being aware that the proposals of the current We
      Are Church not only do not favor but gravely impede the ways of
      authentic ecclesial renewal postulated by Vatican Council II," the
      episcopate's document concludes.

      * * *

      Trappist Monastery Inaugurated in Czech Republic
      Cardinal Vlk on Hand for Ceremony

      PRAGUE, Czech Republic, JULY 12, 2002 (Zenit.org).- A Trappist
      monastery was inaugurated in Novy Dvur, the first monastery to
      open in the Czech Republic since the fall of Communism.

      The celebration Thursday was presided over by the archbishop
      of Prague, Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, with Bishop Frantisek
      Radkovsky of the Diocese of Plzen, and Father Patrick Olive,
      abbot of Sept-Fons in Dompierre-sur-Besbre in France,
      according to the Vidimus Dominum service. The monastery was
      an initiative of the monks of Sept-Fons.

      The present structure, still under construction, is incorporating
      buildings from an ancient Bohemia farm, purchased a decade
      ago by the monks of Sept-Fons. The monks are financing its
      renovation with other Cistercian monasteries and various
      donors.

      The donors include Aiuto alla Chiesa che Soffre (Help to the
      Suffering Church), Serra International and Serra Italiano, as well
      as some private foundations. The Czech Ministry of Culture has
      also contributed to the financing of the works.

      Twelve of the monks were formed at the Abbey of Notre Dame of
      Sept-Fons. They will move into the new premises in August. Six
      of the monks are of Czech nationality; six are from Western
      Europe.

      The monks will live the contemplative life of the Cistercian Order
      of the Strict Observance, based on prayer, community life and
      manual labor. Their superior will be French Father Samuel
      Lauras, 48, who until now has been the prior of the Abbey of
      Sept-Fons.

      * * *

      "Monks Have Always Been More European Than We Are"
      Interview with Abbot Primate of Benedictine Confederation

      ROME, JULY 12, 2002 (Zenit.org).- At a time when the historical
      role of Christianity in European civilization is being debated, the
      importance of monasticism and the figure of St. Benedict are
      again coming into focus.

      In an interview with the Religious Information Service of the
      Italian bishops' conference, Abbot Primate Notker Wolf of the
      Benedictine Confederation spoke about the role of monasticism
      in Europe.
      Q: What does monasticism represent for European history?

      Abbot Wolf: The monasteries have contributed much to
      European history. At the time, of course, they did not think of
      developing an idea of Europe. Their activity consisted of work,
      prayer and preaching. In order to dedicate themselves correctly
      to the Divine Office, the monks learned to read and write,
      creating a network of schools open to all. In this way, they united
      the Greco-Roman tradition with Christianity. And this was a
      fundamental step for Europe.

      A common language was spoken in monasteries, and a
      common faith was professed. Let us think, for example, of St.
      Anselm. Of Piedmontese origin, a monk in France, he was later
      a bishop of England. Monks have always been more European
      than we are.

      Q: There is much talk of the Christian roots of Europe that must
      be recognized in the future European Constitution. What is
      monasticism's commitment in this respect?

      Abbot Wolf: It is certainly not political. Monasticism does not have
      influence of this type. Its importance and also its contribution to
      the making of Europe are attested by history. They are the proof
      of what Christianity has given to Europe: the base of democracy.

      The concepts of equality, fraternity and liberty, proposed again by
      the French Revolution, are concepts of a Christian vein. But I
      also add respect for the person, for his dignity, not only of the
      rights. Benedictine thought develops a vision of free men,
      available and welcoming. The Rule of St. Benedict speaks
      clearly in this respect.

      Q: Europe looks toward the East, land of great cenobitic
      traditions. Do you think that its expansion can also favor
      ecumenical dialogue?

      Abbot Wolf: I hope so, although one must not omit the difficulties.
      We have two monasteries that, by tradition, are concerned with
      ecumenism -- one in Belgium and another in Germany. These
      two great monastic traditions can do much to reawaken the
      religious sensibilities of peoples.

      I am certain that we are only at the beginning of this dialogue,
      which will give much fruit, especially after an endeavor of
      reciprocal knowledge. The fact of praying to the one God is the
      guarantee of results. Moreover, there is an illuminating example.

      Q: Who is it?

      Abbot Wolf: St. Benedict. The feast of the "Transit" of the saint, on
      March 21, is one of the few shared with the monks of the East. In
      our monasteries, we seek the experience of this reciprocal
      knowledge. For example, in the community of St. Anselm in
      Rome, there are several Orthodox and also a student of the
      Moscow Patriarchate. Only in this way can there be a
      rapprochement free of mistrust -- a lesson for European
      integration.

      Q: Does European integration include culture, both secular and
      Catholic?
      Abbot Wolf: Of course. What is more, I can say that for a long
      time European monks have been experiencing a "Union" of the
      Benedictine schools in England, Germany, Hungary and other
      European countries.

      It is a way of crowning the dream of unity of the human family,
      beginning, precisely, with the monasteries, not only places of
      spirituality but also of culture, with an absolutely new perspective
      that contemplates the unity of prayer, work and the "book."

      * * *

      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

      VATICAN CITY, JUL 12, 2002 (VIS) - The Holy Father accepted
      the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese
      Libano-Honda, Colombia, presented by Bishop Jose Luis Serna
      Alzate, I.M.C., in accordance with Canon 401, para. 2, of the Code
      of Canon Law.

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      http://www.monksofadoration.org/rosarych.html

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

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      7. CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY ONLINE
      http://www.suba.com/~gunkel/divinemercy/dmvirtchap.htm

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      8. BIOGRAPHY OF MAMA GILI WITH PHOTO
      http://www.holyfaceofjesus.com/mama.html
      Then once inside click on
      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)
      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.

      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
      HEART OF MARY

      When the Eucharistic host is elevated at Mass say:

      "Eternal Father, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of
      Mary, I offer you the crucified Body of Your dearly beloved Son,
      Jesus Christ, in reparation for all the sins committed against you
      and for the conversion and salvation of the whole world."

      When the Eucharistic chalice is elevated at Mass say:

      "Eternal Father, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of
      Mary, I offer you the precious Blood of Your dearly beloved Son,
      Jesus Christ, in reparation for all the sins committed against you
      and for the conversion and salvation of the whole world."

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      DAILY REMINDER

      "during this important time, as the eve of the new millennium
      approaches unity among all Christians of the various
      confessions will increase until they reach full communion."
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