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    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 4, Issue 82 MONDAY 3 MAY 2004 * * * SAINT OF THE DAY May 3, 2004 Sts. Philip and James Apostles * * * WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR
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      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 4, Issue 82

      MONDAY 3 MAY 2004

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      SAINT OF THE DAY

      May 3, 2004

      Sts. Philip and James
      Apostles

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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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      • TELEGRAM FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE IN INDONESIA
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      . TO PRIESTS: MAY JESUS ALWAYS BE THE CENTER OF YOUR LIFE
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      . EUROPE'S IDENTITY CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD WITHOUT CHRISTIANITY
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      . POPE TO MAKE APOSTOLIC TRIP TO SWITZERLAND JUNE 5-6
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      . HOLY SEE DELEGATION RETURNS FROM VIETNAM
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      . AUDIENCES
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      • LECTIO DIVINA
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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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      • ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS ARCHIVES
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      • COPYRIGHT NOTICES
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      TELEGRAM FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE IN INDONESIA

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 1, 2004 (VIS) – The following telegram was
      sent
      in Pope John Paul's name by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, secretary of
      State, to Bishop Petrus Canisius Mandagi upon learning of the many
      victims of an outbreak of violence in Ambon, Indonesia:

      "His Holiness Pope John Paul II has been informed of the new
      outbreak of violence in Ambon, which has resulted in the loss of
      numerous lives, grave injuries and the pillaging and burning of
      houses, school and Churches. At this time of suffering and grave
      anxiety, he wishes to assure the whole Christian community of his
      paternal affection and solidarity, and his heartfelt prayer that
      public order and peaceful relations between the various religious
      and social groups will be quickly restored.

      "His Holiness has prayed to God our merciful Father for the
      peace
      of those who have died and the comfort and consolation of all the
      suffering and those who mourn.

      "To you as the Pastor of the Catholic community, to the priests,
      the missionaries, the men and women religious, and to all the
      faithful the Holy Father cordially imparts his Apostolic Blessing as
      a pledge of strength in the Lord."

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      TO PRIESTS: MAY JESUS ALWAYS BE THE CENTER OF YOUR LIFE

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 2, 2004 (VIS) – At 9 a.m. today, the fourth
      Sunday of Easter, the Pope celebrated Mass in the Vatican Basilica
      and conferred priestly ordination upon 26 deacons of the diocese of
      Rome.

      The Holy Father said that the liturgy "invites us to set our
      gaze
      upon Christ, the Good Shepherd. … The only Son of the Father, the
      Good Shepherd of humanity, who died on the Cross and rose on the
      third day. This is the Good News that the apostles brought to all
      peoples, starting in Jerusalem, animated by the power of the Holy
      Spirit."

      When addressing the new priests, John Paul II thanked "the
      families, the priests who took care of formation and the growth of
      your faith and everyone, along with your parish communities and the
      ecclesial realities to which you belong, who has helped you to
      discover the `gift and mystery' of your vocation, and to say
      yes to
      the Lord's call."

      "I ordain you priests," he continued, "at a time in
      which, also
      here in Rome, strong cultural tendencies seem to want to make
      people, especially young people and families, forget God. But do not
      be afraid: God will always be with you! With His help you will be
      able to take up the paths that lead to the heart of every man and to
      announce to him that the Good Shepherd gave His life for him and
      that He wants him to participate in His mystery of love and
      salvation. In order to carry out this task Jesus must be the center
      of your life and you must be in intimate union with Him in prayer,
      daily personal meditation, faithfulness to the Liturgy of the Hours
      and above all in daily celebration of the Eucharist. If you are
      filled with God, you will be true apostles of the new evangelization
      because no one gives what his heart does not contain."

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      EUROPE'S IDENTITY CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD WITHOUT CHRISTIANITY

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 2, 2004 (VIS) – From his study window, Pope
      John
      Paul today prayed the Regina Coeli with the faithful who had
      gathered below in St. Peter's Square, including those who had
      attended the ordination Mass earlier in the Vatican Basilica. In
      remarks made before the prayer, he noted that Europe is living
      historic days because ten new countries yesterday entered the
      European Union, including his native Poland.

      "The unity of European peoples," he said, "if it wishes
      to be
      lasting, cannot be just economic and political. As I recalled in my
      trip to Campostella in November 1982, the soul of Europe today
      remains united because it has as a reference point common human and
      Christian values. The history of the formation of European nations
      goes side by side with evangelization. Thus, notwithstanding the
      spiritual crises that have marked the life of the continent up to
      our days, its identity cannot be understood without Christianity."

      The Holy Father underscored that "precisely for this reason the
      Church has wished, in recent years, to give a number of
      contributions to the consolidation of (Europe's) cultural and
      spiritual unity. … Only a Europe which does not remove, but
      rather
      rediscovers its own Christian roots can be up to the great
      challenges of the third millennium: peace, dialogue among cultures
      and religions, and the preservation of creation. All believers in
      Christ in both Eastern and Western Europe, thanks to open and
      sincere ecumenical cooperation, are called to offer their own
      contribution."

      Following the Regina Coeli, John Paul II extended his "cordial
      greetings" to the 26 priests he had just ordained in St.
      Peter's
      Basilica, as well as to their family and friends. "Today we
      celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. I turn my special
      thoughts to all those who are involved in the path of formation to
      the priesthood and consecrated life, and I ask for prayers for many
      and holy vocations in the Church."

      He also had special greetings for the cardinals, bishops, religious
      and laity of Poland, as well as civil leaders and diplomatic
      representatives, on the occasion of the country's entry on May 1
      into the European Union.. He noted that, as he was speaking, an
      outdoor Mass, presided over by Cardinal Egan of New York, was being
      celebrated near Warsaw in which representatives of the Polish
      episcopacy and European episcopacies participated. "Together with
      you," the Pope said, "I entrust to the wise, just and
      merciful
      Divine Providence the future of Europe, May it grow on the
      foundation of the love of Christ."

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      POPE TO MAKE APOSTOLIC TRIP TO SWITZERLAND JUNE 5-6

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 3, 2004 (VIS) – John Paul II will make a trip
      to
      Bern, Switzerland on the occasion of a national gathering of
      Catholic youth in the country which will take place on June 5 and
      6. A more detailed itinerary will be published soon.

      The papal plane will depart from Rome's Fiumicino Airport on
      Saturday, June 5 at 9:45 a.m. and will land in Payerne Airport in
      Switzerland at 11:30 a.m. On Sunday June 6, the Holy Father will
      leave for Rome by plane at 7 p.m. and is scheduled to arrive at
      Ciampino Airport at 8:45 p.m.

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      HOLY SEE DELEGATION RETURNS FROM VIETNAM

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 3, 2004 (VIS) – According to a communique
      published this afternoon, a Holy See delegation returned to Rome
      today following a six-day visit to Vietnam. The delegation included
      Msgrs. Pietro Parolin, under-secretary for Relations with States,
      Luis Mariano Montemayor, nunciature councillor and Barnaba Nguyen
      Van Phuong, bureau chief at the Congregation for the Evangelization
      of Peoples.

      "The delegation," said the communique, "met the
      president and
      members of the Permanent Council of the Episcopal Conference of
      Vietnam as well as the bishops of the ecclesiastical province of
      Hanoi.

      "In a positive climate, the delegation discussed the life and
      activity of the Catholic Church in the country with the Office for
      Religious Affairs, presided over by Ngo Yen Thi.

      "The delegation then had a meeting with Le Cong Phung, vice-
      minister of Foreign Affairs, and Nguyen Huy Quang, vice president of
      the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Central Committee of the
      Communist Party of Vietnam. On various occasions the topic of
      relations between Vietnam and the Holy See was touched upon,
      emphasizing the steps already taken toward normalizing relations.

      "Lastly, the delegation made a visit to the dioceses of Xuan Loc
      and Ban Me Thuot where they celebrated the Eucharist in a climate of
      intense ecclesial communion and where they received expressions of
      deep affection and fidelity to the Holy Father. They also met with
      authorities of the respective civil provinces. Other ecclesial
      meetings took place in Hanoi and in Ho Chi Minh City."

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      AUDIENCES

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 3, 2004 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received
      in
      separate audiences:

      - Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the Congregation for
      Bishops.

      - Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller of Regensburg, Germany.

      - Eight prelates from the United States Conference of Catholic
      Bishops on their "ad limina" visit:

      - Cardinal Adam Joseph Maida, archbishop of Detroit, accompanied by
      Auxiliary Bishops Earl Alfred Boyea, Walter A. Hurley, John M.
      Quinn, Francis R. Reiss and Moses Bosco Anderson, emeritus.

      - Bishop Patrick Ronald Cooney of Gaylord.

      - Bishop Kevin Michael Britt of Grand Rapids.

      - Bishop James A. Murray of Kalamazoo.

      * * *

      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

      VATICAN CITY, MAY 3, 2004 (VIS) – The Holy Father:

      - Appointed Bishop Eugene Tremblay, auxiliary of Quebec, Canada, as
      bishop of Amos (area 128,500, population 99,780, Catholics 93,983,
      priests 45, religious 133), Canada. He succeeds Bishop Gerard
      Drainville whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same
      diocese was accepted in accordance with Canon 401, para. 2 of the
      Code of Canon Law.

      - Appointed Bishop Jose de Queiros Alves, C.SS.R., of Menongue,
      Angola, as metropolitan archbishop of Huambo (area 29,500,
      population 1,956,000, Catholics 1,056,000, priests 65, religious
      300), Angola. The archbishop-elect was born in Soalhaes, Portugal
      in 1941, ordained a priest in 1966 and a bishop in 1986.

      - Appointed Bishop Socrates Buenaventura Villegas, auxiliary of
      Manila, the Philippines as bishop of Balanga (area 1,373, population
      606,000, Catholics 484,800, priests 37, religious 37), the
      Philippines.

      - Appointed Fr. Artur Grzegorz Mizinski of the clergy of the
      archdiocese of Lublin, Poland, chancellor of the metropolitan curia
      and docent of Canon Law at the Catholic University of Lublin, as
      auxiliary of the same archdiocese (area 9,108, population 1,124,414,
      Catholics 1,093,215, priests 1,267, religious 1,089). Bishop-elect
      Mizinski was born in 1965 in Opole Lubelskie and was ordained a
      priest in 1989.

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      LECTIO DIVINA

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