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Volume 4, Issue 189

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  • John N. Lupia
    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 4, Issue 189 TUESDAY 12 October 2004 * * * WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AND PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY FOR THE
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 11, 2004
      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 4, Issue 189

      TUESDAY 12 October 2004


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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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      . THE EUCHARIST, LIGHT AND LIFE OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM
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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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      THE EUCHARIST, LIGHT AND LIFE OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 12, 2004 (VIS) - The 48th International Eucharistic Congress, which opened with a solemn Eucharistic liturgy the evening of October 10 in Guadalajara, Mexico, began six days of formal meetings yesterday morning in the presence of Cardinals Juan Sandoval Iniguez, archbishop of Guadalajara and Josef Tomko, the Holy Father's legate this event, and thousands of delegates from throughout the world. The theme of the congress is: "The Eucharist: Light and Life of the new Millennium."

      Each day starts with a plenary session and has a specific theme: Monday, October 11 was dedicated to "We want to see your face, Oh Lord!"; Tuesday: "Eucharist, Viaticum on the Journey, Accompanies Our Pilgrimage"; Wednesday: "Eucharist, Mystery of Communion and Mission"; Thursday: "Eucharist, Center of Church Life"; Friday: "Eucharist, Exigency and Model of Sharing"; Saturday: "Eucharist, Fount of Evangelization."

      At the start of the congress, special reports were given on the ecclesial importance of the Eucharist on each of the continents. The program features perpetual Eucharistic adoration at designated sites of adoration, recitation of the rosary in various pastoral centers in October 12, and a solemn procession with the Most Holy Sacrament on the streets of Guadalajara and a blessing in Liberation Square in the historical center of the city on October 14.

      Today, October 12 there will be a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Zapopan in Guadalajara, starting at 6 a.m. local time and concluding with Mass at 10 a.m.

      The Eucharistic Congress will close in Mexico on Sunday, October 17, with Mass at 10 .m. in Jalisco Stadium. Simultaneously there will be a television linkup with Rome and St. Peter's Square during which time Pope John Paul will open the Year of the Eucharist.

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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 12, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:

      - Bishop Jose Carmelo Martinez Lazara, O.A.R., bishop-prelate of Chota, Peru as bishop of Cajamarca (area 15,333, population 805,225, Catholics 761,421, priests 57, permanent deacons 1, religious 168), Peru.

      - Fr. Ricardo Garcia Garcia, director of the Center of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross for Abancay, Cuzco and Arequipa, Peru as bishop-prelate of Yauyos (area 15,516, population 330,707, Catholics 291,000, priests 41, religious 54), Peru. Bishop-elect Garcia was born in 1955 in Lima, Peru, and was ordained a priest in 1983.

      - Msgr. Javier Augusto Del Rio Alba, vicar general of the diocese of Callao, Peru and rector of the major diocesan seminary as auxiliary for the same diocese (area 73,820, population 900,000, Catholics 830,000, priests 99, permanent deacons 12, religious 163) in Peru. The bishop-elect was born in Lima, Peru in 1957 and ordained a priest in 1992.


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      LECTIO DIVINA

      Today's lectionary readings are taken from Galatians 5:1-6, and Luke 11:37-41. The theological instruction by St. Paul to the Galatians is continued on the meaning of true and authentic faith. Again, St. Paul exhorts the Galatians not to be external or materialistic approaching God. This we saw last time in Friday's lectio that external souls miss the heart of true faith. Faith and religion are seen by them as a set of rules for practical things to do, and once done the trophy is won. St. Paul is saying, not so. Salvation is a gift from God through the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. External souls think they have the power to gain it by observing laws and rules; as if God and His ways were mechanical like a vending machine. This theme is echoed in the Gospel of St. Luke. Jesus criticizes the Pharisees who believe following the rule of ritual washing before meals makes one clean. Jesus points out that God is not interested in the external cleansing but in the purity of one's heart. The internal soul keeps their heart pure and cleanses themselves by true devotion to God in spirit and in truth. Be an interior soul by talking intimately with God as if He were your best friend. Tell Him about your worries, fears, concerns and all that is troubling you and on your mind. Ask Him for the grace to be a true interior soul that loves Him with all your heart, all your mind, and all your strength; and to love your neighbor as yourself. Pray the Rosary of Our Lady for spiritual growth, maturity and the gift to please her and her son with a devout life.

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      CATALOGUE OF LINKS

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      3. Today's Lectionary Readings Text
      <http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/101204.htm> (English)

      <http://www.alingilalyawmi.org> (Arabic)

      Biblica Online
      <http://biblica.bsw.org>

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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/>

      Our Father Movie
      <http://www.dayspring.com/movies/webmovies/lordsprayer.html>

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      7. CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY ONLINE
      <http://www.markhargrave.com/chaplet.html>

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      8. THE BEATIFICATION OF MAMA GILI

      Color Photograph of Mama Gili, Biography and Prayers
      <http://holyfaceofjesus.com/dolores_immacolata.htm>

      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 toperpetuate 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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      9. ABBAYE SAINT-JOSEPH DE CLAIRVAL

      The Benedictine monks of Abbaye Saint-Joseph de Clairval mail a free
      monthly newsletter to anyone who requests it. Also free of charge
      are: the tract about the divinity of Jesus Christ; tract about the
      Truths of the Catholic Religion; scapular of Our Lady of Mount
      Carmel, with explanatory notice; the promises of the Sacred Heart;
      the mysteries of the Rosary.

      Sample Newsletter

      <http://www.clairval.com/lettre.cgi?language==EN>

      Abbey of Saint-Joseph de Clairval

      21150 FLAVIGNY-SUR-OZERAIN
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      Fax: 03 80 96 25 29
      Email: <englishspoken@c...> or
      <stjoseph.flavigny@l...>

      <http://www.clairval.com>

      10. Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ. English Trans. Online
      <http://www.ccel.org/k/kempis/imitation2/htm/i.htm>

      Thomas a Kempis, De Imitatione Christi. Latin Text Online
      <http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/kempis.html>

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      EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL HEART OFMARY

      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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