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Thursday, August 30, 2012

CATHOLIC NEWS WORLD : THURSDAY AUGUST 30, 2012

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VATICAN : POPE : RATZINGER SUMMER SCHOOL
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AMERICA : OVER 800000 AFFECTED BY HURRICANE ISAAC IN 6 STATES
AFRICA : KENYA : ATTACKS ON CHURCHES ESCALATE - NCC SPEAKS OUT
ASIA : TAIWAN : 7TH NATIONAL YOUTH DAY IN CHAYI WITH OVER 300
AUSTRALIA : MASS FOR ALL NATIONS IN MELBOURNE
NOVENA FOR NATIVITY OF VIRGIN MARY - DAY 1 - PLENARY INDULGENCE  
TODAY'S SAINT: AUG. 30: ST. PAMMACHIUS, DIED 409
 
VATICAN : POPE : RATZINGER SUMMER SCHOOL
Vatican Radio REPORT The ecumenical journey is an issue of “prime importance” for Pope Benedict XVI as is the need for reform in continuity and the correct interpretation of the Second Vatican Council, the great ecumenical gathering which this year turns 50. Not by chance then, that Pope Benedict has decided to dedicated this years "Ratzinger Schülerkreis", or Ratzinger Summer School to these very themes.
This “Ratzinger Summer School” first began meeting over 30 years ago, when then Professor Joseph Ratzinger left the University of Regensburg to head the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Since then each year he has gathered together his former theology students and invited expert theologians to take part in the 3 day, closed-door seminars, on topics as varied as new evangelization and evolution.

On Friday, the group will begin discussions on the relations between Catholics, Lutherans and Anglicans, with reference to the book entitled "Harvesting the fruits", published in 2009 by Cardinal Walter Kasper, President-emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Taking part in the school, held at the Foccolari movement’s Mariopolis centre in Catselgandolfo, is Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna Christoph Schönborn. He spoke to Vatican Radio’s Gudrun Sailer about the theme and participants at this years Summer school :

“There will be the Lutheran Bishop Emeritus Ulrich Wilkens, a famous exegete, who will discuss the development of ecumenism between Catholics and Lutherans. The theme of the Anglicans will be addressed by Bishop Charles Morereau, the new bishop of Geneva, Lausanne and Fribourg, who is a specialist on this topic, Cardinal Koch, President of the Council for Christian Unity will also be present... The fact that the Holy Father has chosen this theme for the meeting this year is a sign that the ecumenical question is of primary importance for him. I think this is already a first essential concept, within the context of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, it is a strong sign that the Holy Father insists on the importance of these meetings between separated Christians.
In five years time, there will be celebrations to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Will this be a backdrop to your discussions in anyway?
“ Inevitably I think that it will be on the horizon from the Lutheran and Anglican viewpoint, because it is a consequence of the Reformation. With the Holy Father, we expect a dialogue in truth and charity: In the truth that does not conceal the drama of division among Christians in Europe and, as a consequence, all over the world, but also the great issue of what is the reform of the Church, a theme of utmost importance to the Holy Father. We only have to think of all that he has said and taught about reform in continuity, as a model of Catholic reform. Of course, as part of the jubilee of the Reformation there will be a lot of talk about what constitutes real reform, which we are in need of, even today”.
What form do the discussions held within this "circle" take?
It is an academic circle, and this means that what counts are the arguments. Of course there is the question of friendships that have been built up after so many years, we have met for over 30 years, every year, and now we are almost at the point of retirement! The Holy Father is the youngest always has been, at least that has been my experience over the years. The Pope first and foremost is a man of reflection, what matters is the subject and the search for truth. So, if we could not discuss matters openly, we would not be a circle of students with their professor! I think that this climate of searching for the truth - the historical, and philosophical and theological truth - has remained unchanged, but there is also a hint of friendship. What strikes us is how the Holy Father always knows his pupils, he always asks about their family, children, and when there is suffering in a family he knows about it, he cares deeply ... This very human aspect - paternal, fraternal - is very and visibly present. I think that this is partly one of the reasons why this "circle" has been kept on going, from 1977 until now ...
At the beginning of the gathering, the Holy Father usually gives a brief summary of what has happened in the Church and the Vatican in the months since your last meeting. What arguments are you personally hoping to hear about this time?
“It has always been a very important part of the meeting, and it was 30 years ago ... Before he would talk about his experience at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and we would all eagerly await this panoramic tour and take notes ... This year, what will the Holy Father focus on? We only have to think of the big issues over the past year ... Its really enlightening to see not so much which issue the Holy Father focuses on, rather, how he focuses on it: The light of wisdom and insight that he reveals as he speaks of the great events of the past year ...

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AMERICA : OVER 800000 AFFECTED BY HURRICANE ISAAC IN 6 STATES



HURRICANE ISAAC has affected over 800000 over 5 states. This hurricane came down on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 as a Category 1 and has had winds at 60 mph.

Thousands are stranded by flooding. The National Guard is involved in transporting thousands from their homes to shelters. Mississippi, Louisiana and New Orleans are among the worst damages. Looting is also a problem as flooding damages stores. In Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Arkansas there are over 800000 without power. Due to the last fatal hurricane Katrina, where 1,800 died, new levees were built in New Orleans that have protected many in this new storm.

AFRICA : KENYA : ATTACKS ON CHURCHES ESCALATE - NCC SPEAKS OUT

CISA NEWS REPORT:
mombasa-attacks
MOMBASA, August 28, 2012 (CISA) -The National Council of Churches of Kenya has strongly condemned the atrocious and unwarranted attacks on five churches and its office at Mombasa yesterday August 27 during which innocent worshipers were injured. Vandalism and looting by demonstrators resulted in extensive damage and immense loss of property at the Jesus Celebration Center Buxton, NCCK Office, PAG Church Ziwani, Mombasa Pentecostal Church, Seventh Day Adventist Church Ziwani and Salvation Army Church Majengo.
“We have completely failed to understand the logic that made the demonstrators associate the heinous murder of Aboud Rogo with the churches and other properties belonging to innocent Kenyans. The clear message is that these attacks are indicative of a deep seated hatred towards the churches whose cause is inexplicable” said NCCK in a statement issued by Rev Canon Peter Karanja, its General Secretary
In addition, NCCK said that it had been very perturbed that in the recent days, scores of Kenyans in Tana River, Mandera, Wajir and now Mombasa have lost their lives in the hands of politically motivated criminals and that it is only after the events that the presence of security personnel is witnessed.
“We are concerned that the skirmishes and the lawlessness that is building up is a prelude to greater violence nearer the elections as has happened in the past. What we cannot fathom is how a government that is charged with the responsibility of protecting its citizens perpetually plays catch up with the criminals and is clearly unable to protect its own people.
“We state here that the killers of Aboud Rogo as well as the instigators of violence against the churches, as well as those behind the clashes in Tana River, Mandera and Wajir must be brought to book. This calls for speedy investigations and decisive action by the security agencies. Failure to do this will be terror against justice. We further call upon the leaders of the Muslim community to condemn the attacks and restrain their followers. As Kenyans, we must not allow ourselves to sink into sectarian violence,” concluded Rev Karanja.
Meanwhile Mr Aeneas C Chuma UN Humanitarian Coordinator has issued a statement saying that… “I am deeply concerned by the inter-communal violence taking place in Tana River and Mandera counties, which has resulted in dozens of deaths, including a large number of children and women. These communities are today living in fear of retaliation, and the humanitarian consequences are severe. While the violence appears on the surface to be a long-standing conflict driven by competition for resources such as water and pasture, there is evidence to suggest the killings have a political component related to redrawing of political boundaries and next year’s general elections. I caution those who seek to manipulate innocent populations for political gain to give serious consideration to the consequences of their actions.”
He called upon all parties to resolve their differences through peaceful means, and urged the Government of Kenya to reinforce existing mechanisms and measures to prevent any further bloodshed.
SHARED FROM CISA NEWS AFRICA

ASIA : TAIWAN : 7TH NATIONAL YOUTH DAY IN CHAYI WITH OVER 300

ASIA NEWS REPORT:
by Xin Yage
Attended by over 300 young people from parishes, schools and movements throughout the island. The vigil of reconciliation and Eucharist key points. Youth Day has been celebrated since 2004, since 2010 there is also a page on Facebook to meet and mission on the web and in life.


Taipei (AsiaNews) - Today in Taiwan the school year began for all students. Young Catholics will greet classmates and share with them the experience that they have just had during the seventh national Youth Day, held in Chayi August 23 to 27.

This year's theme was "Rejoice in the Lord always!" (你们 在 主 内 应当 常常喜乐), a phrase taken from the letter to the Philippians, chapter four. In the five-day meeting, more than 300 young people from parishes, schools and Catholic movements throughout Taiwan were able to enrich their faith through sharing. The bishops of the island were present along with many priests and religious. The vigil of reconciliation during the late evening and the rich and emotional final Eucharistic celebration were the high points of the meeting, giving all present a strong sense of hope and the desire to continue to build a community of joyful faith around the message of Jesus

The Church of Taiwan is also preparing to celebrate this weekend, on 1 September in Kaohsiung, the funeral of Cardinal Shan Kuo-hsi, and the young faithful of the island have decided to pick up the baton from where he left off.

The first national Youth Day in Taiwan was organized in 2004 by a group of young Catholics who had participated in the previous World Youth Days and asked the bishops for something similar for Taiwan. Since then, the national Youth Day is organized in turn by one of the seven dioceses of the island.

Since 2004 seven days have been held, with different themes: "Walk toward God, walking towards love" (向 主 走, 向 爱 走 - 2004, Nantou), "Love one another as I have loved you" (就 如 我 爱 了 你们, 你们 应当 彼此 相爱 - 2007, Tainan), "Receive the power of the Spirit to be my witnesses" (领受 圣神 的 德 能, 为主作证 - 2008, Taipei), "Youth, stand up! Be the hope of Taiwan: My thoughts, my words, my walk with Christ "(年轻人 ‧ 站 出来 ‧ 让 台湾 ‧ 有 希望 - 我 思, 我 言, 我 行 跟 耶稣 - 2009, Taichung ), "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" (善 师, 为 承受 永生, 我 该做什么? - 2010, Hsinchu), "Love and communion renew all things in Christ" (爱 ‧ 融合 - 在 耶稣基督 内 重建 一切 - 2011, Kaohsiung).

Since Hsinchu 2010, the organization has also provided hospitality to participants in among local families, allowing a more personal and engaging experience in the annual event.

During the opening Mass of 2010, the Vatican Nuncio to Taiwain, Msgr. Paul Russell, proclaimed: "Some say that the church in Taiwan is old, but I tell you, seeing so many of you, that the church of Taiwan is really young. " His words were met with a standing ovation. And since then, the Facebook page entitled "台湾 青年 日 Taiwan Youth Day" has overflowed with comments and shares, with references to other blogs of young Catholics in Taiwan in a network that helps them to keep in touch and be informed of new initiatives and enrich their mutual friendship.

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AUSTRALIA : MASS FOR ALL NATIONS IN MELBOURNE



ARCHDIOCESE OF MELBOURNE REPORT: By Brenda HubberON Sunday, 26 August 2012, Archbishop Denis Hart, along with several of the migrant chaplains, celebrated the Annual Mass of All Nations at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.
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The Mass was preceded by a beautiful Rosary procession involving many of the migrant communities present in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Each ‘Hail Mary’ was recited, and the ‘Lourdes Hymn’ (at the end of each decade) was sung, in a different language.

This year, the theme was ‘Contemplating the Face of Christ’ and His face was present in its many manifestations – Chinese, Croatian, Filipino, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Samoan, Slovenian, Spanish, Sudanese, Tongan, Vietnamese.

The singing was ably led by Mr Joe Madalle and the Pangkat Pinoy Filipino Choir, with Adolfusas Sekawago from the Indonesian community leading the Responsorial Psalm and the Gospel Acclamation.

A representative from the Samoan and Portuguese communities read the reading, and Fr Delmar Silva, the Episcopal Vicar for Migrants & Refugees read the Gospel. The Archbishop’s homily highlighted that the migrant communities are a vital and active part of the Catholic Church in Melbourne.

The Prayers of the Faithful were prayed in Slovenian, Croatian, Tongan, Polish and Vietnamese. Even the seven seminarians, who were the altar servers at the Mass, came from the four corners of the world.

Executive Officer of the Melbourne Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office, Brenda Hubber said, “It was a beautiful expression of the Universal Church and I always feel extremely privileged to be a witness to such a colourful and faith-filled event.”

Those who participated in the Mass gathered for a barbeque with refreshments afterwards, which encouraged people to stay and mingle. The volunteers did a fantastic job of ensuring that every one of the more than 500 people in attendance had a bite to eat.
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NOVENA FOR NATIVITY OF VIRGIN MARY - DAY 1 - PLENARY INDULGENCE

To all faithful Christians who, in private or public, in church or in their own houses, shall keep any of the following Novenas, in preparation for the principal feasts of most holy Mary, Pope Pius VII., at the prayer of several holy persons, granted, by Rescripts issued through his Eminence the Cardinal-Vicar, Aug. 4 and Nov. 24, 1808, and Jan. 11, 1800 (all of which are kept in the Segretaria of the Vicariate) -
i. An indulgence of 300 days, daily.
ii. A plenary indulgence to all who shall assist at these Novenas every day, and who shall afterwards, either on the Feast-day itself, to which each Novena respectively has reference, or on some one day in its Octave, after Confession and Communion, pray to our Lord and to the Blessed Virgin ac cording to the pious intention of the Sovereign Pontiff.

IN PREPARATION FOR THE FEAST OF OUR LADY’S NATIVITY.


(Beginning Aug. 30.)

Veni Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.
V. Emitte Spiritum tuum, et creabuntur.
R. Et renovabis faciem terrae.

Oremus.
Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere, et de ejus semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. R. Amen.

TRANSLATION.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.

V. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.
O God, who hast taught the hearts of Thy faithful people by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us in the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

Most holy Mary, Elect One, predestined from all eternity by the Most Holy Trinity to be Mother of the only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father, foretold by the Prophets, expected by the Patriarchs, desired by all nations, Sanctuary and living Temple of the Holy Ghost, Sun without stain, conceived free from original sin, Mistress of Heaven and of Earth, Queen of angels:- humbly prostrate at thy feet we give thee our homage, rejoicing that the year has brought round again the memory of thy most happy Nativity; and we pray thee with all our hearts to vouchsafe in thy goodness now to come down again and be reborn spiritually in our souls, that, led captive by thy loveliness and sweetness, they may ever live united to thy most sweet and loving heart.

i. So now whilst we say nine angelic salutations, we will direct our thoughts to the nine months which thou didst pass enclosed in thy mother’s womb; celebrating at the same time thy descent from the royal house of David, and how thou didst come forth to the light of heaven with high honour from the womb of holy Anna, thy most happy mother.
Ave Maria.

ii. We hail thee, heavenly Babe, white Dove of purity; who in spite of the serpent wast conceived free from original sin.
Ave Maria.

iii. We hail thee, bright Morn; who, forerunner of the Heavenly Sun of Justice, didst bring the first light to earth.
Ave Maria.

iv. We hail thee, Elect; who, like the untarnished Sun, didst burst forth in the dark night of sin.
Ave Maria.

v. We hail thee, beauteous Moon; who didst shed light upon a world wrapt in the darkness of idolatry.
Ave Maria.

vi. We hail thee, dread Warrior-Queen; who, in thyself a host, didst put to flight all hell.
Ave Maria.

vii. We hail thee, fair Soul of Mary; who from eternity wast possessed by God and God alone.
Ave Maria.

viii. We hail thee, dear Child, and we humbly venerate thy most holy infant body, the sacred swaddling-clothes wherewith they bound thee, the sacred crib wherein they laid thee, and we bless the hour and the day when thou wast born.
Ave Maria.

ix. We hail thee, much-loved Infant, adorned with every virtue immeasurably above all saints, and therefore worthy Mother of the Saviour of the world; who, having been made fruitful by the Holy Spirit, didst bring forth the Word Incarnate.
Ave Maria.

PRAYER

O most lovely Infant, who by thy holy birth hast comforted the world, made glad the heavens, struck terror into hell, brought help to the fallen, consolation to the sad, salvation to the weak, joy to all men living; we entreat thee, with the most fervent love and gratitude, to be spiritually reborn in our souls by means of thy most holy love; renew our spirits to thy service, rekindle in our hearts the fire of charity, bid all the virtues blossom there, that so we may find more and more favour in thy gracious eyes. Mary! be thou our Mary, and may we feel the saving power of thy sweetest name; may it ever be our comfort to call on that name in all our troubles; may it be our hope in dangers, our shield in temptation, and our last utterance in death. Sit nomen Mariae mel in ore, melos in aure, et jubilus in corde. Amen. Let the name of Mary be honey in the mouth, melody in the ear, joy in the heart. Amen.

V. Nativitas tua, Dei Genitrix Virgo.
R. Gaudium annuntiavit universo mundo.

Oremus.
Famulis tuis, quaesumus Domine, coelestis gratiae munus impertire: ut quibus Beata Virginis partus extitit salutis exordium, nativitatis ejus votiva solemnitas pacis tribuat incrementum.

Oremus.
Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere, et de ejus semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. R. Amen.

TRANSLATION.

V. Thy Nativity, O Virgin Mother of God.
R. Hath brought joy to the whole world.

Let us pray.
Grant to us Thy servants, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the gift of heavenly grace; that to all those for whom the delivery of the Blessed Virgin was the beginning of salvation, this her votive festival may give increase of peace. Through, &c.

Let us pray.
O God, who hast taught the hearts of Thy faithful people by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us in the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

TODAY'S SAINT: AUG. 30: ST. PAMMACHIUS, DIED 409

St. Pammachius, Roman Senator and builder of the Church of SS John and Paul.
ROMAN SENATOR
Feast: August 30
Information: Feast Day: August 30
Born: 340
Died: 409 at Rome
Roman senator, d. about 409. In youth he frequented the schools of rehetoric with St. Jerome. In 385 he married Paulina, second daughter of St. Paula. He was probably among the viri genere optimi religione præclari, who in 390 denounced Jovinian to Pope St. Siricius (Ambrose, Ep. xli). When he attacked St. Jerorme's book against Jovinian for prudential reasons, Jerome wrote him two letters (Epp. xlviii-ix, ed. Vallarsi) thanking him; the first, vindicating the book, was probably intended for publication. On Paulina's death in 397, Pammachius became a monk, that is, put on a religious habit and gave himself up to works of charity (Jerome, Ep. lxvi; Paulinus of Nola, Ep. xiii). In 399 Pammachius and Oceanus wrote to St. Jerome asking him to translate Origen's "De Principiis", and repudiate the insinuation of Rufinus that St. Jerome was of one mind with himself with regard to Origen. St. Jerome replied the following year (Epp. lxxxiii-iv). In 401 Pammachius was thanked by St. Augustine (Ep. lviii) for a letter he wrote to the people of Numidia, where he owned property, exhorting them to abandon the Donatist schism. Many of St. Jerome's commentaries on Scripture were dedicated to Pammachius. After his wife's death Pammachius built in conjunction with St. Fabiola (Jerome, Epp. lxvi, lxxvii), a hospice at Porto, at the mouth of the Tiber, for poor strangers. The site has been excavated, and the excavations have disclosed the plan and the arrangement of this only building of its kind. Rooms and halls for the sick and poor were grouped around it (Frothingham, "The Monuments of Christian Rome," p. 49). The church of SS. John and Paul was founded either by Pammachius or his father. It was anciently known first as the Titulus Bizantis, and then as the Titulus Pammachii. The feast of Pammachius is kept on 30 August.
SOURCE http://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/P/stpammachius.asp



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