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    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 4, Issue 134 THURSDAY 15 JULY 2004 Feast of St. Bonnaventure * * * WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AND PRAY THE
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      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 4, Issue 134

      THURSDAY 15 JULY 2004

      Feast of St. Bonnaventure

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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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      . RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AND CARDINAL SODANO MEET
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      . ARCHBISHOP FOLEY ADDRESSES BUSINESS, ADVERTISING ETHICS
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      . "JOHN PAUL II AMONG THE MOUNTAINS"
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      . AFRICAN, EUROPEAN BISHOPS TO MEET IN ROME IN NOVEMBER
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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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      RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AND CARDINAL SODANO MEET

      VATICAN CITY, JUL 15, 2004 (VIS) - The vice-director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Ciro Benedettini, C.P., made the following declaration this morning:

      "Today, July 15, Sergei Lavrov, foreign minister of the Russian Federation, met with Cardinal Angelo Sodano, secretary of State. Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, secretary for Relations with States and Vitaly Litvin, ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Holy See, also participated in the meeting.

      "In the course of the meeting there was an exchange of views on bilateral relations between the Holy See and Russia and on the international situation, with special interest in dialogue among cultures and collaboration within international organizations.

      "The serious problem of peace in the Holy Land and Iraq was also touched upon.

      "The meeting demonstrated the cordial relations that exist between the two parties and the possibility of further developments."

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      ARCHBISHOP FOLEY ADDRESSES BUSINESS, ADVERTISING ETHICS

      VATICAN CITY, JUL 15, 2004 (VIS) - Yesterday in Loyola, Spain, birthplace of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus, Archbishop John Foley gave the homily at a Mass for the meeting of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools.

      In a separate address to the group, he focused on ethics in business and in advertising, noting how difficult both fields can be when people are "seduced" to make decisions that can adversely affect their families, those who have invested money in a company and those who work for it.

      The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications recounted several personal experiences as a youth when he was forced to quit jobs because of unethical behavior on the part of others, saying he mentioned these experiences to let the business school leaders "know I have lived the very ethical dilemmas and challenges in business which some of you perhaps have taught." And he added: "I have always thought, what terrible dilemmas must be faced by married people with children in a tight job market who are asked to do something that is dishonest or, at least, open to ethical discussion - and who are fearful of questioning, of protesting or quitting, because they do not know where the next meal for themselves or their family might come from."

      Archbishop Foley mentioned the pontifical council's documents of recent years, in particular "Ethics in Advertising." He noted that advertising can sustain "honest and ethically responsible competition which contributes to economic growth, to the possibility of choice and to authentic human development." It "contributes to wider knowledge, lower prices and, usually, to more jobs" and to "promoting morally healthy activity, e.g., safe driving, and it has even been used effectively for religious purposes." However, he said, there is harm when it leads people to believe that "having is more important than being." He urged those who advertise - be it products, ideas or people - to focus on three principles: Being is better than having; Each person must be treated with respect; Work for the common good."

      In concluding remarks, he indicated that "a growing concern in democratic societies is the ethical aspect of political campaigning" which can either "inform about candidates and issues" or "obstruct the democratic process" when high advertising costs attract only wealthy candidates or cause candidates to compromise principles and integrity in their search for funding.

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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

      VATICAN CITY, JUL 15, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Sydney, Australia, presented by Bishop Geoffrey J. Robinson in accordance with Canon 401, para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.


      VATICAN CITY, JUL 13, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father today appointed Msgr.
      Karlheinz Diez, of the clergy of the diocese of Fulda, Germany, professor of dogmatic and ecumenical theology in the Faculty of Theology in Fulda, as auxiliary bishop of the same diocese (area 10,000, population 3,147,000, Catholics 441,663, priests 408, permanent deacons 29, religious 534) in Germany. Bishop-elect Diez was born in Freigericht-Horback, Germany in 1954
      and was ordained a priest in 1978. The Holy Father accepted the resignation
      from the pastoral care of the same diocese presented by Bishop Johannes Kapp upon having reached the age limit.

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      "JOHN PAUL II AMONG THE MOUNTAINS"



      VATICAN CITY, JUL 14, 2004 (VIS) - On July 12 in the Maison Bruil of Introd, near Les Combes in Valle d'Aosta where the Holy Father is vacationing, Bishop Giuseppe Anfossi of Aosta and Osvaldo Naudin, the mayor of Introd, presented a book titled "John Paul II Among the Mountains," by Nadia Millery Ognibene and Raffaella Poletti.



      The recently renovated Maison Bruil is an extensive rural complex dating
      to the 17th century which has undergone enlargements and improvements since
      it was first built. The various farm structures that were built around a
      courtyard were linked by a vast roof. Today, some of the buildings are used
      for presentations, for art and photo exhibits and other events.



      The 120-page book contains photos from John Paul's various mountain sojourns in Italy in his years as Pope, as well as all the texts in which he has spoken of the value and beauty of mountains, of ecology and conservation. The book speaks of the Pope's "love for mountains and the value they have had in his life as a man and as Pope, a kind of 'mountain fever' which has never left him."



      The authors write that, in the life of Karol Wojtyla, "mountains assume
      different values: a stimulus for his reflections, an aid in spreading the
      Word of God and praises for the beauty of creation." They add that "never,
      as in this pontificate, has the world seen a Pope-man who is never separated from reality, who has never hidden his difficulties, feelings or needs."



      The book, which opens with the Pope's Angelus remarks at Mont Chetif in
      Valle d'Aosta on the occasion of his pastoral visit to the city and diocese
      of Aosta in 1986, shows how John Paul II "has, in a Christian way, looked
      at the value of vacations as a real need in life, not a superfluous one,
      and as an important time of the year for the body and spirit to rest."



      Mountains were part of the Pope's youth and life in his native Poland,
      say the writers. "He loves the world that is genuine and rich in traditions, the world found in mountain localities because these remind him of his native land and the places of his childhood. ... He loves this milieu because he feels part of it."



      The volume concludes with the texts of all the Angelus reflections the
      Pope has made while on vacation in the mountains of northern Italy.



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      AFRICAN, EUROPEAN BISHOPS TO MEET IN ROME IN NOVEMBER

      VATICAN CITY, JUL 13, 2004 (VIS) - The Council of European Bishops'Conferences (CCEE) and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have organized a conference that will bring more than 100 bishops from Africa and Europe to Rome from November 10 to 14 to discuss "Communion and Solidarity between Africa and Europe." The meeting, under the patronage of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, is an initiative of Archbishop Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

      Fifty bishops each from CCEE and SECAM are expected to attend the meeting, joined by representatives of offices of the Roman Curia and delegates from support agencies as well as from the Church in Asia, Latin America and North America, according to a communiqué from the CCEE.

      This first-ever symposium of bishops from both continents will offer a
      number of objectives and themes: "to deepen the common responsibility for
      evangelization and pastoral care of social affairs"; "to compare the vision
      of humanity and social relations in Europe and Africa"; "to reflect on experiences of collaboration which already exist between Africa and Europe
      and to look for new ways of collaboration"; "to deepen the theme of the Church's relationship with politics and, in particular,
      co-responsibility in building peace and a more just society."

      A working group has already met to plan this meeting, and a questionnaire has been sent to the individual bishops' conferences in Europe and Africa. The working document will be based on the answers received.

      The CCEE was established to respond to the pastoral objectives set forth in the Vatican Council II Decree "Christus Dominus." These objectives were incorporated into the Code of Canon Law in no. 459 where Para 1 states: "Mutual relationships are to be fostered between the conferences of bishops of different regions, especially those who are neighbors, for the promotion and protection of the greater good." The Council was formally constituted in March 1971 and its statutes were approved in December 1981. New rules concerning members of CCEE were established in February 1993 and the first meeting of a newly reorganized Council took place a month later. John Paul II approved the new statutes in 1995. The CCEE is comprised of all 34 bishops' conferences in Europe.

      SECAM was born during the 1962-65 Vatican Council II from the desire of
      young African bishops to "speak with one voice." Following Pope Paul VI's
      1968 visit to Kampala, Uganda to canonize the Ugandan martyrs, SECAM was
      launched. It now comprises the national Episcopal conferences, 10 regional
      Episcopal conferences and the assemblies of the Eastern rite Catholic hierarchies present in Africa. The secretariat is based in Ghana.



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      8. THE BEATIFICATION OF MAMA GILI

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      Cause of Mama Gili as Servant of God (Part 1)
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      Call or write today regarding favors granted through the
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      Phone (973) 412-1170
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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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