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Volume 3, Issue 43

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  • John N. Lupia <jlupia2@yahoo.com>
    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 3, Issue 43 MONDAY 3 March 2003 Feast of St. Katherine Drexel * * * WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AND PRAY THE
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2003
      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 3, Issue 43

      MONDAY 3 March 2003

      Feast of St. Katherine Drexel

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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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      • Another Call for Prayer and Fasting for World Peace
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      • POPE THANKS ST. PETER'S CIRCLE FOR UNSTINTING CHARITY
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      • PAPAL MESSAGE, GIFT TO NEW ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
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      • MESSAGE FROM PONTIFICAL COMMISSION FOR HISPANIC-AMERICAN DAY
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      • PRESS OFFICE: NO PLANS NOW FOR PAPAL TRIP TO MONGOLIA
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      • OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      • Cardinal Laghi to Delivery a Papal Message to Bush
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      • Muslim and Vatican Representatives United Against Terrorism
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      • Bethlehem Getting It's Own Wailing Wall
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      • Spiritual Advice Via E-Mail Even Reaches Buddhists
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      • Tickets For Mother Teresa's Beatification Can Be Reserved Online
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      • State of Ecumenism "Ambiguous," Says Cardinal Kasper
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      • Latin America's Dire Need for Priests Is Highlighted
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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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      Another Call for Prayer and Fasting for World Peace

      John Paul II's Address Prior to the Angelus

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 2, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address John Paul II gave today before reciting the midday Angelus with the crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square.

      1. Next Wednesday -- Ash Wednesday -- we will begin Lent, a time characterized by a more acute awareness of the need for conversion and renewal, during which the faithful are invited to look with greater intensity at Christ, who prepares himself to fulfill the supreme sacrifice of the cross.

      This year we will undertake the penitential journey toward Easter with a greater commitment to prayer and fasting for peace, challenged by the growing threat of war. I already announced this initiative last Sunday, whose purpose is to gather the faithful in fervent prayer to Christ, Prince of Peace. Peace, in fact, is a gift of God to be invoked with humble and insistent trust.

      Without surrendering before difficulties, it is also necessary to seek and go down every possible avenue to avoid war, which always brings mourning and grave consequences for all.

      2. The liturgy of Ash Wednesday invites us to add fasting to prayer, a penitential practice that calls for a more profound spiritual effort of conversion, namely, of the heart, with the firm decision to detach oneself from evil and sin, to be better disposed to fulfill the will of God. With physical fasting, and even more so with interior fasting, the Christian prepares himself to follow Christ and to be his faithful witness in every circumstance. Fasting, moreover, helps us to understand better the difficulties and sufferings of so many of our
      brothers oppressed by hunger, poverty and war. In addition, it stimulates us to a concrete movement of solidarity and sharing with those who are in need.

      3. Let us dispose ourselves, dear Brothers and Sisters, to participate intensely in the Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace, which we will observe next Wednesday.

      We will pray for peace in the world, in particular for Iraq and the Holy Land, especially through the recitation of the rosary, which will involve shrines and parishes, communities and families. This collective prayer will rise from very part of the earth through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy and Queen of Peace.

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      POPE THANKS ST. PETER'S CIRCLE FOR UNSTINTING CHARITY

      VATICAN CITY, FEB 28, 2003 (VIS) - The Holy Father today welcomed 30 members of the presidency of St. Peter's Circle, and thanked them for their assistance during liturgical celebrations in St. Peter's Basilica, their cooperation in the new evangelization in Rome and their solidarity with the poor, marginalized, ill and needy. He also noted that their spiritual director, Bishop Ettore Cunial, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his episcopal ordination.

      Members of St. Peter's Circle for the past 130 years have dedicated themselves to professing their faith through works of charity and assistance, such as volunteering in soup kitchens in Rome. They meet annually on or near the February 22 feast of the Chair of Peter and present their financial offering, Peter's Pence, to the Holy Father to assist him in his ministry to the Universal Church.

      John Paul II pointed out "the well known and growing needs of the apostolate, of the ecclesial community, especially in mission lands, the requests for help that come from populations, individuals and families that live in precarious conditions. So many await support from the Apostolic See that often they do not find elsewhere."

      "Seen this way, Peter's Pence is a true and real participation in evangelization," the Pope said, and "a concrete sharing in the concerns of the Universal Church."

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      PAPAL MESSAGE, GIFT TO NEW ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

      VATICAN CITY, FEB 28, 2003 (VIS) - Yesterday afternoon in the cathedral of Canterbury, His Grace Rowan Douglas Williams, was solemnly enthroned as the new archbishop of Canterbury. Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity represented the Holy See at this ceremony for the new primate of All England and president of the Anglican Communion.

      Also in attendance were Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, archbishop of Westminster, and the Catholic co-presidents of the two official organisms of dialogue with the Anglican Communion: The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) and the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM).

      A meeting was held today between Archbishop Williams of Canterbury and Cardinal Kasper, who presented the former with a Message from Pope John Paul II as well as a pectoral cross from the Pope to mark this occasion.

      The Holy Father, in his Message, offered "sentiments of joy and cordial esteem" to Archbishop Williams as well as "prayerful best wishes" on the occasion of his enthronement.

      "You begin your ministry as Archbishop of Canterbury," notes the Pope, "at a painful and tense moment in history, a moment nonetheless marked by hope and promise. Marred by long-standing and seemingly relentless conflicts, the world stands on the brink of yet another war. The dignity of the human person is being threatened and undermined in various ways. Whole populations, especially the most vulnerable, are living amidst fear and danger. At times the ardent and legitimate human longing for freedom and security manifests itself through the wrong means, means which themselves are violent and destructive. It is precisely amidst these tensions and difficulties of our world that we are called to serve."

      "In recent decades," John Paul II observed, "our predecessors have developed an increasingly close relationship, even bonds of affection, through constructive dialogue and close communication. ... Despite disagreements and obstacles, we are still on that path, and irrevocably committed to it."

      He concludes his Message by affirming that "we are both aware that overcoming divisions is no easy task, and that full communion will come as a gift of the Holy Spirit. That same Spirit prods and guides us even now to continue to seek a resolution in remaining areas of doctrinal disagreement, and to engage more profoundly in common witness and mission."

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      MESSAGE FROM PONTIFICAL COMMISSION FOR HISPANIC-AMERICAN DAY

      VATICAN CITY, FEB 28, 2003 (VIS) - Made public today was the annual Message from the presidency of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America on the occasion of Hispanic-American Day which is traditionally celebrated in early March in the dioceses of Spain and is dedicated to their sister churches in Latin America. This day will be celebrated on Sunday, March 2, 2003.

      The Message is customarily dated January 6, feast of the Epiphany. It is signed by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, commission president, and Bishop Cipriano Calderon, vice president.

      The Message starts by underscoring the missionary mandate that Jesus gave His disciples, quoting Pope Paul VI: "Evangelization is the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize, that is to say, in order to preach and teach, to be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners with God and to perpetuate Christ's sacrifice in the Mass, which is the memorial of His death and glorious resurrection."

      It points out that the Church needs evangelizers to fulfill this mission, stating that all baptized are called to this mandate and that "it is up to priests, by their special vocation and nature, to realize this mission in Christ's name." It underscores the priority of prayers for vocations in Latin America and thanks the Churches of Spain that have "generously answered the needs of our brother peoples in Latin America," encouraging them to continue in their "affective and effective solidarity"

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      PRESS OFFICE: NO PLANS NOW FOR PAPAL TRIP TO MONGOLIA

      VATICAN CITY, FEB 28, 2003 (VIS) - Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls told journalists this morning that "the president of the Republic of Mongolia, during his encounter in the Vatican on June 5, 2000, invited the Holy Father to visit his country. The inauguration of the Catholic cathedral in the capital city was put forth as a possible motive for the trip. At the moment there is neither a program nor a date for such a trip by the Holy Father."

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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

      VATICAN CITY, FEB 28, 2003 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Fr. Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso, rector of the Good Shepherd Major Seminary of Kaduna, Nigeria, as bishop of Maiduguri (area 132,000, population 5,2000,000, Catholics 100,000, priests 28, religious 42), Nigeria. The bishop-elect was born in Lot, Nigeria in 1960 and was ordained a priest in 1986. The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese presented by Bishop Senan Louis O'Donnell, O.S.A., upon having reached
      the age limit.

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      Cardinal Laghi to Deliver a Papal Message to Bush

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 2, 2003 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II will send a special envoy to the United States with a message for President George W. Bush about the Iraq crisis.

      Cardinal Pio Laghi, acting as the envoy, will deliver the message in person, said a statement issued Saturday by the Vatican press office.

      "The cardinal, who will leave Rome within the next few days, will deliver a message of His Holiness and have the opportunity to illustrate the position and initiatives carried out by the Holy See to contribute to disarmament and peace in the Middle East," added Vatican spokesman Joaquín Navarro-Valls.

      Cardinal Laghi, 80, has broad diplomatic experience. Before being named a cardinal in 1991, he was apostolic nuncio in Argentina from 1974 to 1980, the year in which he was designated apostolic delegate in the United States.

      After official U.S.-Vatican relations were established in 1984, he was apostolic nuncio in Washington until April 1990. That is when he was entrusted with the direction of the Congregation for Catholic Education.

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      Muslim and Vatican Representatives United Against Terrorism

      Statement of Islamic-Catholic Dialogue Committee

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 2, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Vatican and Muslim representatives have decided on the need to stimulate knowledge of religions, to make distinctions among sacred texts, and to condemn terrorism.

      In a statement published after its Feb. 24-25 meeting held in Cairo, Egypt, the Joint Committee of the Permanent Committee of Al-Azhar for Dialogue with the Monotheistic Religions, and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue emphasized "the role of religions for peace."

      It also thanked John Paul II for his mediation, as well as that of some Muslim leaders who are opposed to war as a means of resolving conflicts.

      The Joint Committee was established in May 1998 to promote dialogue between Christians and Muslims. The millennium-old Al-Azhar University in Cairo is the most prestigious center of studies and research of the Muslim world. John Paul II visited the university in February 2000.

      The Catholic side included Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The Muslim side included Sheik Fawzi Fadel Zafzaf, president of the Permanent Committee of Al-Azhar for Dialogue with the Monotheistic Religions.

      The meeting, which focused on the question of "terrorism and the responsibility of religions to confront it," rejected "oppression and aggression against the human person, as also the violation of every person's legitimate right to life and the right to lead that life in security and in peace."

      The participants continued: "The sacred texts in both religions must be understood in their proper context. Isolating passages from their context and using them to legitimize violence is contrary to the spirit of our religions."

      "Care must be taken to distinguish between the sacred texts and teachings of our religions on the one hand, and the behavior and actions of some of their followers on the other," the final statement explained.

      "It is the duty of religious authorities to provide an authentic explanation of the sacred texts and in so doing to safeguard the true image of each religion," the statement said.

      Given the importance of the correct understanding of one another's religions, it "is proposed that meetings be arranged for lectures in comparative religion, to provide contextualized experience of the other's religion and to facilitate common reflection on the teaching of a religion that is not one's own. Such meetings could also be occasions for public conferences," the statement
      continued.

      "The current situation made it necessary for the Joint Committee to reflect on the likely consequences of the war threatening Iraq. The committee condemned recourse to war as a means of resolving conflict between nations," it said.

      Quoting the Pope, the statement recalled that war "is a proof that humanity has failed. It brings about enormous loss of human life, great damage to the basic structures of human livelihood and the environment, displacement of large populations, and further political instability."

      "In the present circumstances, there is the added factor of increased tension between Muslims and Christians on account of the mistaken identification of some Western powers with Christianity, and of Iraq with Islam," the religious representatives said. "We strongly affirm that double standards are to be avoided."

      "Peace, which is inseparable from justice, requires the fulfillment of all international obligations," the statement continued. "This principle applies generally and is, therefore, applicable to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The resolution of this conflict would contribute to resolving many of the outstanding problems of the Middle East."

      The "Muslim members of the committee welcomed the clear policy and strenuous efforts of His Holiness Pope John Paul II in favor of peace," it said.

      For their part, the Catholic members of the committee expressed "their appreciation for Muslim religious leaders, including the Grand Imam, Sheik =
      Al-Azhar M. Sayyid Tantawi, who have raised their authoritative voices in defense of peace."

      The Joint Committee was informed of the conference that was held in Vienna, Austria, last July 3 in which the Permanent Committee for Dialogue of Al-Azhar suggested the preparation of a charter for interreligious dialogue.

      The charter would have two points of fundamental importance for dialogue: the rejection of generalizations when speaking of one another's religions and communities; and the ability to be self-critical. The Joint Committee welcomed this proposal.

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      Bethlehem Getting Its Own Wailing Wall

      Catholic Leaders Appeal for a Halt to Construction

      JERUSALEM, MARCH 2, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The Latin-rite patriarch of Jerusalem and the Custos of the Holy Land sent a message to the presidents of bishops' conferences worldwide with the lament that "a wall isolates Bethlehem."

      The text, signed by Patriarch Michel Sabbah and Franciscan Father Giovanni Battistelli, is addressed to representatives of the episcopates, and makes the following appeal: "Please, do whatever you can: through your own government, with the Israeli Embassy in your country, with the Israeli government itself."

      "The Israeli military authorities have taken the decision to separate the Palestinian Territories from Israel by a long wall passing through the whole country, " explains the message dated Feb. 24.

      "Because of this Israeli decision, 60 Christian families, near Rachel's Tomb, at the entrance of Bethlehem, are being encircled, isolated and deprived of all services, and have only a small entry, through an 8-meter-high wall, that will also isolate the city of Bethlehem from Jerusalem and the other territories," the message continues.

      "We address this urgent appeal also to all the Christians in the world," the Catholic leaders say. "Please do something, before it is too late, to leave Bethlehem a city where one can go, pray and live in peace; convince the Israeli authorities to stop this measure of building the wall at the entrance of the very holy city of Christmas, the city of Bethlehem!"

      It concludes: "The inhabitants of Bethlehem and particularly the Christians, seeing themselves closed in, threatened by serious hardship to the point where some of them may feel constrained to leave the country, appeal to you! This is an SOS cry!"

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      Spiritual Advice via E-mail Even Reaches Buddhists

      Korean Priest's Outreach Goes Beyond Catholic Boundaries

      SEOUL, South Korea, MARCH 2, 2003 (ZENIT.org-Fides).- Every morning, more than 1,300 South Koreans -- Catholics, Protestants and Buddhists -- receive simple spiritual advice by e-mail.

      The initiative is credited to Father Matthew Cho Myeong-yeo, 33, who in July 2001 began adding to his e-mail directory the names of those wishing to receive such advice.

      At the time, the young priest was training for a post in the Social Communications Office of the Inchon Diocese. He now directs the office.

      "Working on a computer from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., I thought I should dedicate the time to serve all those who through a word of encouragement or a message on the love of God, would rediscover the beauty of life, taste happiness, and return to the faith," the priest said.

      With messages such as "write five reasons why you are happy to be alive today"; "recognize a miracle that happened around you"; "dedicate one hour of your day to help your neighbor"; "spend five minutes in silence and prayer," the Korean cleric has helped young people and students to reflect on life and to approach the faith.

      The service, entitled "Good News," is on the Web site of the Seoul Archdiocese, one of the most visited sites in the country.

      About 60% of South Korea's population over age 6 uses the Internet at least once a month.

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      Tickets for Mother Teresa's Beatification Can Be Reserved Online

      ROME, MARCH 2, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Free tickets for the Oct. 19 beatification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta can be reserved over Internet.

      The official page of Mother Teresa's cause of beatification (http://www.motherteresacause.info) offers information about the ceremony, in English, Spanish and Italian.

      Given the large number of people expected for the event, the organizing committee advises that reservations be made as soon as possible through ordinary mail, fax or e-mail, following the instructions on the official page.

      The page includes application forms for tickets, which are free.

      Likewise, a brief biography of Mother Teresa may be consulted as well as some documents relating to her spiritual life, in particular the letters she wrote when she decided to live her mission among the poor of India, and her dramatic letters on "God's silence."

      In an interview available on the Web, Missionary of Charity Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, postulator of the cause of beatification, says that this experience of "God's silence" makes Mother Teresa a saint who is very close to the anxieties and doubts that weigh on the world of today.

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      State of Ecumenism "Ambiguous," Says Cardinal Kasper

      ROME, MARCH 2, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity says the state of ecumenism is "ambiguous."

      "On one hand, much has been attained; there is emphasis on seeing what unites Christians and not on what separates them," Cardinal Walter Kasper explained.

      Yet, "there are currents that see ecumenism in crisis or in a state of hibernation," he added.

      The cardinal made his comments Feb. 25 at the inauguration of the chair of ecumenical studies dedicated to Dominican Jean-Marie Tillard, a leading proponent of the post-conciliar ecumenical movement.

      The new chair, the first of its kind, has its headquarters at the Dominican-run University of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelicum. For 20 years the school has offered a specialization in ecumenical studies. It also has an Ecumenical Institute in Bari, Italy.

      Cardinal Kasper referred to Father Tillard (1927-2000) as "a friend and a person profoundly committed to ecumenism."

      The Vatican official commented that "ecumenism cannot just be academic," and pointed out the need for a "spiritual ecumenism" and acceptance of it in the Church.

      "Ecumenism is not a one-way street," he said, "but an exchange of gifts."

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      Latin America's Dire Need for Priests Is Highlighted

      VATICAN CITY, MARCH 2, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Vocations are the priority of the Catholic Church in Latin America, the Holy See says.

      Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re and Bishop Cipriano Calderon, president and vice president, respectively, of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, highlighted this priority in a letter sent on the occasion of the Day of Spanish-speaking America. The event was observed today in the dioceses of Spain.

      "John Paul II has indicated as a priority for Latin America 'the fomenting and care of vocations,' given that that continent 'still needs many more priests,'" the message sent by the commission states.

      Many villages in Latin America only have Mass once a month because of the shortage of priests.

      According to the Church's Statistical Yearbook, there are 20,874 baptized Catholics per priest in Cuba; 14,035 in Honduras; 10,809 in Nicaragua.

      By comparison, in Ireland there are 870 Catholics per priest; in the United States 1,312; in Spain 1,362; and in Italy 1,017.

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      Biblica Online
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      4.DIVINE OFFICE TEXTS & AUDIO ONLINE:

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      8. BIOGRAPHY OF MAMA GILI WITH PHOTO
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      PRAYER FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF MAMA GILI

      Cause of Mama Gili as Servant of God (Part 1)
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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 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:

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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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