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    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 2, Issue 167 FRIDAY 2 August 2002 SS. Eusebius of Vercelli & Peter Julian Eymard * * * WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT
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      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 2, Issue 167
      FRIDAY 2 August 2002

      SS. Eusebius of Vercelli & Peter Julian Eymard

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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's Homily for Beatification of Two Martyrs
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      • JOHN PAUL II CELEBRATES MASS IN PRIVATE AND GOES TO
      GUADALUPE
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      • Millions of Mexicans Take to Streets to Greet Pope
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      • President Fox Meets with Pope to Discuss Issues in Mexico
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      • Beatification of Martyrs Propels Indians' Faith
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      • Juan Diego's Home is Object of Indian Pilgrimages
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      • HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
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      • Papal Foundation Funds 223 Projects For Latin America
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      • 223 PROJECTS FOR INDIGENOUS FARMERS APPROVED
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      • 86% of Poles Regard Papal Visit as Important Event
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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's Homily for Beatification of Two Martyrs

      MEXICO CITY, Aug. 1, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Here is the translation of
      the homily John Paul II delivered during the beatification of Juan
      Bautista and Jacinto de los Ángeles.

      The two Indians, both husbands and fathers with families, were
      martyred on Sept. 16, 1700, in San Francisco Cajonos, Mexico.

      Dear Brothers and Sisters,

      1. "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness
      sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Mt 5:10). In the
      Gospel Beatitudes, we find this final exhortation not to be
      discouraged at the persecutions which the Church has faced
      from the very beginning. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus
      promises true happiness to those who are poor in spirit, who
      mourn or who are meek; and also to those who hunger and
      thirst after righteousness, who act with mercy or are pure of
      heart.

      Faced with the human suffering that accompanies the journey of
      faith, Saint Peter urges: "Rejoice insofar as you share Christ s
      sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory
      is revealed" (1 Pt 4:13). With this conviction, Juan Bautista and
      Jacinto de los Ángeles faced martyrdom, remaining faithful to
      their devotion to the true, living God and rejecting idols.

      As they were being tortured, they were invited to renounce their
      Catholic faith and save themselves. But they answered bravely:
      "Once we have professed Baptism, we shall always follow the
      true religion": a beautiful example of how nothing, not even our
      life, should be put before our baptismal commitment. This is the
      same example given by the early Christians, who, born to new
      life through Baptism, abandoned all forms of idolatry (cf.
      Tertullian, De baptismo, 12,15).

      2. I greet with affection the Cardinals and Bishops who have
      gathered in this Basilica, and in particular Archbishop Héctor
      González Martínez of Oaxaca, and the priests, religious and lay
      faithful, especially those who have come from Oaxaca, the
      birthplace of the new "Blesseds" where their memory is still very
      much alive.

      Your land is a rich mixture of cultures. The Gospel arrived there
      in 1529 with the Dominican Fathers who used the native
      languages and the manners and customs of the local
      communities. Thus your land came to know God in the local
      languages. These two great martyrs stand out among the fruit of
      this Christian seed.

      3. In the second reading, St Peter has reminded us that if
      someone "suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but
      under that name let him glorify God" (1 Pt 4:16). Juan Bautista
      and Jacinto de los Ángeles, who shed their blood for Christ, are
      true martyrs of the faith. Like the Apostle Paul, they could have
      asked themselves: "Who shall separate us from the love of
      Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or
      nakedness, or peril, or sword?" (Rom 8:35).

      These two indigenous Christians, whose personal and family
      life was irreproachable, suffered martyrdom for their fidelity to the
      Catholic faith, happy to have been baptized. They are an example
      to the lay faithful, who are called to sanctify themselves in the
      ordinary circumstances of everyday life.

      4. With this beatification, the Church emphasizes the mission to
      proclaim the Gospel to all peoples. The new "Blesseds," fruit of
      the holiness of the First Evangelization among the Zapotec
      Indians, encourage indigenous people today to appreciate their
      cultures and languages, and above all their dignity as children of
      God. This dignity must be respected by others in the context of
      the Mexican nation, made up of peoples of many different origins
      but willing to build a common family in solidarity and justice.

      The two "Blesseds" are an example of how, without regarding
      one s ancestral customs as myths, one can reach God without
      renouncing one s own culture but letting oneself be enlightened
      by the light of Christ, which renews the religious spirit of the best
      popular traditions.

      5. "The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad" (Ps
      125:3). With the Psalmist s words, our hearts are filled with joy,
      for God has blessed the Church of Oaxaca and the Mexican
      people with two of their children who today are raised to the glory
      of the altar. Exemplary in carrying out their public duties, they are
      a model for everyone, in the little villages or in the large social
      structures, whose duty it is to promote the common good with
      great care and selflessness.

      Juan Bautista and Jacinto de los Ángeles, husbands and fathers
      of families, and men whose conduct as their fellow citizens
      recognized at the time was blameless, remind Mexican families
      today of the greatness of their vocation, the value of fidelity and
      love, and the generous acceptance of life.

      May the Church therefore rejoice, for with these new "Blesseds"
      she has received clear proof of God s love for us (cf. Preface II of
      the Saints). May the Christian community of Oaxaca and the
      whole of Mexico also rejoice, for the Almighty has looked upon
      two of their sons.

      6. Before the sweet face of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who has
      been a constant support of the faith of her Mexican children, let
      us renew the commitment to evangelization which also
      distinguished Juan Bautista and Jacinto de los Ángeles. Let us
      enable all the Christian communities to share in this task, so
      that they may proclaim their faith with enthusiasm and pass it on
      in its entirety to future generations. Evangelize by strengthening
      the bonds of fraternal communion and by witnessing to your faith
      by an exemplary life, in the family, at work and in social relations!
      Seek the Kingdom of God and his justice here on earth through
      effective, brotherly solidarity with the neediest and the
      marginalized (cf. Mt 25:34-35)! Be the builders of hope for all
      society!

      Let us express to our Mother in heaven the joy we feel at seeing
      two children of hers raised to the altar, asking her at the same
      time to bless, console, and help the beloved Mexican people and
      all America, as she always has from this Shrine of Tepeyac.

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      JOHN PAUL II CELEBRATES MASS IN PRIVATE AND GOES TO
      GUADALUPE

      VATICAN CITY, AUG 1, 2002 (VIS) - John Paul II began the last
      day of his 97th international apostolic trip by celebrating mass
      early this morning in private in the chapel of the apostolic
      nunciature in Mexico City.

      Once mass is over, at approximately 9 a.m. local time (4 p.m.
      Rome time), after saying goodbye to the nuncio, Archbishop
      Giuseppe Bertello, and the Mexican ecclesiastical
      representatives who have accompanied him during his stay in
      the country, the Pope will go in the popemobile to the basilica of
      Our Lady of Guadalupe, greeting numerous groups of people
      who will be waiting along the 20 kilometer route for the papal
      entourage to pass by.

      The Holy Father will arrive at the basilica around 10:15 a.m.
      local time (5:15 p.m. Rome time) to preside at the beautification
      ceremony of Juan Batista and Jacinto de los Angeles, the
      indigenous Zapotec martyrs of Oaxaca.

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      Millions of Mexicans Take to Streets to Greet Pope

      John Paul II Praises Their Enthusiasm

      MEXICO CITY, Aug. 1, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Millions of Mexicans
      crowd the streets to greet John Paul II during his fifth pastoral
      visit to the country.

      Since the Basilica of Guadalupe can only accommodate a few
      thousand pilgrims, where the canonization of Juan Diego and
      the beatification of two martyrs took place, an estimated 10
      million people have tried to catch a glimpse of the Pope in his
      "popemobile."

      On Wednesday morning, the Holy Father passed through the
      main square, the Zocalo, where thousands of young people
      were gathered after participating in a prayer vigil the night before.

      It took the Pope four minutes to cross the Square and greet the
      youth. The prayer vigil was entitled by the young people as the
      "John Paul 2000 Generation, United by Faith."

      After the Holy Father left the square, the young people returned to
      the center of the Zocalo to watch his progress and Juan Diego's
      canonization on a giant television screen.

      In addition to the young people, many other pilgrims, the majority
      from distant provinces, spent the night in the open, singing and
      praying in the historic center.

      After his arrival on Tuesday, the Holy Father recalled his visit to
      Mexico in 1979, the first visit of his pontificate, saying, it was the
      beginning of the "Apostolic travels which have taken me as the
      Successor of the Apostle Peter to so many parts of the world,
      bringing me close to many men and women to strengthen them
      in their faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ."

      The Pope often sums up the enthusiasm shown by the Mexican
      people during that visit over 23 years ago and the subsequent
      visits with the phrase: "Mexico ever faithful!"

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      President Fox Meets with Pope to Discuss Issues in Mexico

      MEXICO CITY, Aug. 1, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Vicente Fox, Mexico's
      president, had a private meeting with John Paul II on
      Wednesday, touching upon the situation of the indigenous
      peoples, poverty, and migration.

      The meeting, lasting about 20 minutes, took place in the
      Apostolic Nunciature, located in the southern part of Mexico City.

      A statement of the Mexican Presidency revealed that the two
      "spoke about some aspects of the national and international
      scene, among which was the situation of indigenous peoples
      and migrants, poverty, marginalization, and the development of
      micro-regions."

      In Mexico, 40% of the 102 million inhabitants suffer from poverty
      and marginalization. It is estimated that, out of the total
      population, just over 10 million are indigenous peoples.

      "President Fox recognized the work and dedication of his
      Holiness John Paul II in building a new world of peace and
      harmony," the statement added.

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      Beatification of Martyrs Propels Indians' Faith

      Refused To Deny Their Faith Under Torture

      MEXICO CITY, Aug. 1, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II beatified two
      Mexican Indians in the Basilica of Guadalupe today, martyrs for
      the faith just over 300 years ago.

      Jacinto de los Ángeles and Juan Bautista, of the Zapoteca, were
      born in 1660 in San Francisco Cajonos, Oaxaca, Mexico. They
      were both married with children, and belonged to the vicariate of
      Cajonos.

      Each were qualified as an "attorney general," with the primary
      task of ensuring the purity of the faith and the moral practices in
      the town, helping the priests especially in rural districts.

      The letters written by the two Dominican religious, Father Alonso
      de Vargas and Father Gaspar de los Reyes, in charge of the
      parish of San Francisco Cajonos, confirm that Juan and Jacinto
      were attorneys. The testimonies of those who witnessed their
      deaths held important information about their martyrdom.

      On Sept. 14, 1700, Juan and Jacinto learned that an idolatrous
      rite was to take place that evening in the home of the local Indian
      José Flores. The attorneys notified the two Dominicans and it
      was decided that they should intervene.

      They went at night secretly to the home of José, where they
      surprised the idolaters and the participants. When the attorneys
      and Dominican religious began to reprove them, the Indians
      blew out their candles and ran out of the house covering their
      faces. Confusion followed, and the idolaters' sacrilegious
      instruments were confiscated and taken to the Dominican
      convent.

      The following morning the Dominican provincial superior of
      Oaxaca and the authority of Villa Alta of San Ildefonso were
      informed of what had happened. By midday, the attorneys had
      received notice that the idolaters were preparing to retaliate and
      so they took refuge in the Dominican convent.

      At around 8 p.m., the rebel Indians went to the convent armed
      with spears and clubs. They demanded that Juan and Jacinto be
      handed over to them, or else they would kill everyone in the
      convent.

      Father Gaspar and Father Alonzo refused to hand them over. The
      Indians threatened to burn down the church. In their rage, they
      broke down the doors of the convent, reclaiming the instruments
      of idolatry that were in the storehouse, and set fire to the nearby
      home of Juan Bautista. Finally, realizing that there was no other
      choice since everyone in the convent would be in danger, the two
      attorneys were handed over.

      When Juan was consigned, he said: "Here I am. If you have to
      kill me tomorrow, do it now instead." Jacinto asked the
      Dominican priest for Confession and Holy Communion before
      leaving, because he wanted to "die for love of God and without
      using weapons."

      The attorneys were brutally beaten and tortured by the rebel
      Indians, who tried to persuade them to abjure their faith and to
      approve idolatry. The attorneys never defended themselves or
      complained, but only responded: "If your religion is authentic,
      why don't you build temples for public worship instead of
      practicing at night to trick the poor Christians who are ignorant?"

      They were then taken to the local prison for further torture; the
      next morning, they were moved to the nearby village of San
      Pedro, to Tanga Hill.

      On Thursday afternoon, Sept. 16, Juan Bautista and Jacinto de
      los Ángeles were thrown down Tanga Hill, and were then beaten
      with clubs and cut up with knives. Their chests were cut open
      and their hearts were taken out and given to the dogs.

      Their mortal remains were thrown into an open pit, where they
      were eventually collected and preserved in the Church of Villa
      Alta. In 1889 their remains were given to Bishop Eulogio G.
      Gillow y Zavalza of Oaxaca, who took them to the Cathedral of
      Oaxaca, where they are venerated today.

      The place of their martyrdom continues to be a center of
      pilgrimage and a testimony in the face of the difficulties and
      perversions that the evangelization of Mexico encountered, and
      their supreme witness of fidelity continues to bear fruit.

      Archbishop Héctor González of Antequera, whose Archdiocese
      includes this southern village of the state of Oaxaca, said that the
      history of the blessed will spread throughout the region,
      especially to strengthen the Indians' faith.

      "The martyrs' relics accompany me wherever I go to present this
      example of Christian heroism in fidelity to the Gospel and the
      following of Jesus," the archbishop added.

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      Juan Diego's Home is Object of Indian Pilgrimages

      Important Religious Center To Express Their Faith

      MEXICO CITY, Aug. 1, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The home of Juan
      Diego, the first Indian saint of America, has become an
      important pilgrimage center, especially for Mexico's Indian
      peoples.

      In December 1531, 10 years after the Spanish conquest of
      Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital, the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared
      on several occasions to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (eagle that
      talks) on the hill of Tepeyac.

      She entrusted to him the task of asking the bishop of Mexico to
      build a church in her honor.

      That Church, the Basilica of Guadalupe, receives between 12-17
      million pilgrims a year, masking it the most visited pilgrimage
      center in the world.

      But for the past few weeks, Juan Diego's home in Cuautitlan,
      just over three miles north of Mexico City has received some
      10,000 pilgrims. They regard the Indian visionary as an effective
      intercessor to obtain favors from God.

      Juan Diego's home became a center of pilgrimage especially
      after his beatification on May 6, 1990.

      Last weekend, for example, 5,000 Catholics visited "El Cerrito,"
      as the saint's home is known. The city square near the location
      of his house displays a giant statue in his image, and has a
      church and an auditorium where meditations are held on Juan
      Diego's life.

      History recounts that after the apparitions, Juan Diego left his
      home in Cuautitlan and went to live on Tepeyac hill, where the
      Basilica of Guadalupe is located.

      Father Miguel Cortés, vicar of "El Cerrito," explained that the
      pilgrims who arrive at the site, often after long and difficult
      journeys, appeal to Juan Diego as a last resort to ask God for
      help with family problems or serious illnesses.

      "They take home anything they can from here, a stone or a grain
      of sand," the priest said. "It is all a question of faith."

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      HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST

      VATICAN CITY, AUG 1, 2002 (VIS) - The Holy Father's general
      intention for the month of August: "That respect for the
      environment, God's gift to all men and women, may increase
      both on a personal level and on that of world public opinion."

      The Holy Father's mission intention for the month of August is:
      "That in the vast shanty towns of the world the efforts of the
      missionaries may alleviate the suffering provoked by injustice
      and foster the full development of those who live in them."

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      Papal Foundation Funds 223 Projects For Latin America

      VATICAN CITY, Aug. 1, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The Populorum
      Progressio Foundation, created by John Paul II to help Latin
      America's poor and needy, just approved of funding 223 projects
      totaling to almost $1.9 million.

      The annual meeting of the foundation's administrative council,
      held this year in the Bolivian cities of Sucre and La Paz from July
      7-12, approved 223 of 270 projects presented.

      The decision was reported by the Vatican Press Office in a
      statement signed by Monsignor Francisco Azcona San Martín,
      under-secretary of the pontifical council "Cor Unum."

      Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia will receive the most help. Antilles,
      Cuba, and Honduras submitted the least number of requests.

      Over the past decade, including this year, the foundation has
      approved 1,820 projects, the funding of which totaled just over
      $15 million.

      The objective of the "Populorum Progressio" Foundation is to
      promote the integral development of the poorest rural
      communities of Latin America and the Caribbean, whether
      indigenous, mestizo, or Afro-American; and to be a sign and
      testimony of Christian fraternity and authentic solidarity.

      The foundation is headquartered in the Vatican Council "Cor
      Unum." Present at the meetings was Archbishop Paul Josef
      Cordes, the foundation's president and legal representative.

      The administrative council, composed of six Latin American
      bishops, ensures the compliance with the foundation's statutes
      and studies and approves the proposed projects for any given
      year.

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      223 PROJECTS FOR INDIGENOUS FARMERS APPROVED

      VATICAN CITY, AUG 1, 2002 (VIS) - From July 7 to July 12, the
      annual meeting of the Council of the Administration of the
      "Populorum Progressio" Foundation took place in the Bolivian
      cities of Sucre and La Paz. The purpose of the foundation,
      created by John Paul II on February 13, 1992, is to promote the
      development of the indigenous, mestizo and afro-american
      communities of the poorest laborers in Latin America and the
      Caribbean.

      During the gathering in Bolivia, 270 projects were studied and
      of these 223 were approved (82.6%) at a cost of $1,895,300,
      which will be sent to those in charge of the projects in August,
      according to a communique made public today. Colombia, Peru
      and Bolivia will again receive the most aid this year. Antillas,
      Cuba and Honduras will receive the least.

      In the communique, it is indicated that of the approved projects,
      36.67% will be focused on production in agriculture, the craft
      industry or in small business or community stores; 27.78% will
      be directed toward infrastructure: potable water, latrines, city
      halls and gardens; the third block, 15.92% of the approved
      projects, will be educational: training and personnel,
      communications and publications; 12.59% for the construction
      of health care clinics, schools and houses; and 7.04% for health
      care training and personnel. In the foundation's 10 years,
      including 2002, 1,820 projects have been approved with a
      budget of just over $15 million.

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      86% of Poles Regard Papal Visit as Important Event

      WARSAW, Aug. 1, 2002 (Zenit.org).- A recent survey reveals that
      many in Poland see the upcoming visit of John Paul II on August
      16-19 as "an important event in their life."

      After ending his 97th international trip today, which took him to
      World Youth Day in Toronto, a 24-hour stay in Guatemala, then to
      Mexico, the Holy Father looks ahead to Poland for his eighth visit;
      his last visit was in 1999.

      The survey was carried out from July 5-8 by the CBOS institute
      (public opinion research center) based in Warsaw, Poland. Out
      of the 1,024 people interviewed, only 12% believe that the papal
      visit "will not be of great importance," while 2% expressed no
      opinion.

      John Paul II will arrive on August 16, in Krakow, where he was
      archbishop before he was elected Pope in 1978. Among other
      things, Pope John Paul II will pray at his parents' tomb.

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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." 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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