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Volume 3, Issue 3

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  • John N. Lupia <jlupia2@yahoo.com>
    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 3, Issue 3 FRIDAY 3 January 2003 * * * WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AND PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY FOR THE
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2003
      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 3, Issue 3

      FRIDAY 3 January 2003

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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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      • MAY HUMANITY EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF GOD'S LOVE AND PEACE
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      • OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      • STARTING THE YEAR INVOKING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF PEACE
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      • HOLY FATHER'S INTENTIONS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
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      • AUDIENCES
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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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      MAY HUMANITY EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF GOD'S LOVE AND PEACE

      VATICAN CITY, DEC 31, 2002 (VIS) - At 6:00 pm today, the Holy Father lead the first Vespers of the Solemnity of Saint Mary. Mother of God, and the "Te Deum", giving thanks at the end of the lay year, in the Vatican Basilica.

      The Pope gave thanks "to God, wholeheartedly, for all the benefits received during the past twelve months."

      Then, he underlined how "the Church's path was characterized this year by a special commitment to priest and religious vocations." John Paul II asked that "the pastoral vocation become a priority for the parishes, called upon to being schools of holiness and prayer, training for charity and service to brothers, and especially for the families, those vital cells, which make up the parochial Community. When love reigns between spouses, the children grow up morally healthy and more easily bloom to the vocations of priesthood and consecrated life."

      The Holy Father invited the families of Rome, in this "Year of the Rosary", to say the Rosary on a daily basis, so that "within you, there might be a climate favorable to listening to God and faithful to the achievement of His will."

      With reference to God's mercy, in the "Te Deum", the Pope exhorted all to beg for forgiveness for personal weaknesses and to hope in Him. "May all men and women of good will meet and experience the power of your love and peace. May the city of Rome and all of humanity welcome You as their only Saviour. This is my wish for all; a wish I place in the hands of Mary, the Mother of God, 'Salus Populi Romani'."

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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

      VATICAN CITY, DEC 31, 2002 (VIS) - The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of the Auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, U.S.A., submitted by Bishop Joseph Sartoris, upon having reached the age limit.

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      STARTING THE YEAR INVOKING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF PEACE

      VATICAN CITY, JAN 1, 2003 (VIS) - At 10:00 am in the Basilica of St. Peter's, John Paul II presided the eucharistic celebration of the Solemnity of Saint Mary, the Mother of God and the occasion of the XXXVI World Peace Day, whose theme this year is "'Pacem in terris': a permanent commitment". The mass was celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Secretary of State.

      In the homily, the Pope said that "faced with the events that devastate the planet, it is clear that only God may touch the human soul to the core; only His peace can bring new hope to humanity. For this, He needs to turn His face towards us, bless us, protect us, and give us the gift of peace. Therefore, it is opportune to begin the new year invoking this precious gift from Him. We do this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of the 'Prince of Peace'."

      Speaking about the land of Jesus' birth, the Holy Father exclaimed:"Bethlehem! The Holy Land! The dramatic and enduring tension, this area of the Middle East finds itself in, makes the search for a positive solution to this fratricidal and unreasonable conflict, which has shed blood for too long, more urgent. Cooperation from all those believing in God is necessary, conscious of religious authenticity, far from placing individuals and
      peoples in conflict among themselves, urging them to build a world of peace together."

      He concluded saying: "Faced with today's conflicts and the menacing tensions of the moment, once again I invite to prayer, to find the 'peaceful means' of composition inspired by a 'desire for genuine and constructive dialogue', in harmony with the principles of international law."

      At noon, the Pope came to the window of his office to recite the Angelus to the persons present on Saint Peter's Square, among which the participants in the peace march promoted by the Community of Sant' Egidio.

      John Paul II began by saying that "the world can only expect salvation from the Lord. (...) Supported by this knowledge, the faithful must not lose hope, even when facing multiplying obstacles and attempts on peace."

      The Holy Father recalled that "almost forty years ago, in a context of serious
      threats to world security, the Blessed John XXIII published, with great courage, the Encyclical 'Pacem in Terris'. I wish to refer to this significant event in the Message for today's World Day of Peace. Like then, today each is asked to give his contribution to promote and achieve peace, through generous choices of mutual understanding, of reconciliation, of forgiveness and true care for those in need. Genuine 'gestures of peace' are needed in families, in work places, in communities, in all of lay life, in national and
      international social meetings. Above all, one must never stop praying for peace."

      He ended by saying: "Once more, we must express the hope that, on the part of those responsible, everything possible may be done to find peaceful solutions to the many tensions in the world, in particular in the Middle East, thus avoiding further suffering to those so deeply tested? Human solidarity and law prevail!"

      The Pope wished a Happy New Year to all in French, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish.

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      HOLY FATHER'S INTENTIONS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY

      VATICAN CITY, JAN 2, 2003 (VIS) - The Holy Father's general intention for the month of January is: "That Christian communities, in this particular moment of our history may welcome ever more completely the Lord's invitation to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world."

      His mission intention is: "That the Christian communities of China, docile to the Word of God, may strengthen their ties and cooperate more effectively in spreading the Good News."

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      AUDIENCES

      VATICAN CITY, JAN 2, 2003 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father received in separate audiences:

      - Archbishop Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, France.

      - Msgr. Piero Monni, Permanent Observer to the World Tourism Organization.

      - Archbishop Renato Raffaele Martino, President of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace.

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      CATALOGUE OF LINKS

      1. HOW TO USE LINKS -- RealPlayer

      Roman catholic News is very happy to announce new exciting links available to you, our fine subscribers. Some links require Realplayer a software program that allows you to see live television and hear audio recordings as well as listen to live radio. The software is free. To obtain your free copy go to EWTN Live TV and Radio on the link below and scroll down until you find the Download Free RealPlayer link and click it on.

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      • Live EWTN TV - English • EWTN AM/FM RADIO
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      • Today's Homily (Video) • Audio of Today's Homily
      • Pope's Wednesday Audience Audio • Radio Catolica Mundial
      • EWTN's The World Over • Mother Angelica Live Video
      • Audio Library • Life On The Rock (Video)
      • The Journey Home (Video) • EWTN Religious Catalogue

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      3. Today's Lectionary Readings Text
      http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/010303.htm

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      4.DIVINE OFFICE TEXTS & AUDIO ONLINE:

      OFFICE OF READINGS, TEXTS
      http://www.universalis.com/cgi-bin/display/-600/USA/Readings.html

      MORNING, EVENING & NIGHT PRAYERS, TEXTS:
      http://www.liturgyhours.org

      AUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE DIVINE OFFICE: recited by the
      Monks of Adoration:
      http://www.monksofadoration.org/audiolit.html

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      5. Polish Rosary Hour by the Conventual Franciscans
      http://www.rosaryhour.net/ra/program.ram

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      6. CHANTED ROSARY ONLINE
      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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      HOW TO POST A QUESTION TO THE CATHOLIC REFERENCE DESK AND
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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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