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Sunday, September 2, 2012

CATHOLIC NEWS WORLD : SUNDAY SEPT. 2, 2012

2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VATICAN : POPE : LAND OF TRUE FREEDOM AND LIFE
EUROPE : SPAIN : WOMAN RUINS FAMOUS PAINTING OF JESUS
AUSTRALIA : FATHER'S DAY WITH RETIRED PRIESTS
ASIA : LAOS : CHRISTIAN LEADER ARRESTED FOR CONVERSIONS
AFRICA : SUDAN : IOM MOVES THOUSANDS OF RETURNEES
NOVENA FOR BIRTH OF VIRGIN MARY - DAY 4 - PLENARY INDULGENCE
TODAY'S MASS ONLINE : 22ND ORD. - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2012 - YEAR B
 
VATICAN : POPE : LAND OF TRUE FREEDOM AND LIFE
Vatican Radio REPORT- Pope Benedict XVI prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists gathered in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo, where the Holy Father is spending the Summer months. In remarks ahead of the prayer, the Pope discussed God’s Law, which was a main focus of the Sunday readings. "God’s Law," said Pope Benedict, "is His Word, which guides man on the path of life, releases him from the slavery of selfishness and introduces him to the ‘land’ of true freedom and life." The Holy Father went on to say, "For this reason, in the Bible the Law is not seen as a burden, an overwhelming limitation, but as the Lord’s most precious gift, the testimony of His fatherly love, of His desire to be close to His people, to be their ally and write with His people a love story."

After the Angelus, Pope Benedict greeted pilgrims in many languages, including English:

I greet all the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors present for this Angelus. The Gospel of today’s liturgy spurs all of us to a greater harmony between the faith we treasure in our hearts and our outward behaviour. By God’s grace, may we be purified inside and out, so as to live integrally our commitment to Christ and to his message. God bless all of you!

SHARED FROM RADIO VATICANA

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EUROPE : SPAIN : WOMAN RUINS FAMOUS PAINTING OF JESUS



A woman in her 80s tried to restore a 19th century painting in a Church. Cecilia Gimenez accidently ruined the Ecce Homo by artist Elias Garcia Martinez. The painting had hung in the "Sanctuary of Mercy Church" in Zaragoza, Spain. The lady has said that the local priest knew she was attempting the restoration. The painting was in the church for over 120 years. Moisture had caused damage over the last year. Officials are trying to restore possibly permanent damage of a work of art.

AUSTRALIA : FATHER'S DAY WITH RETIRED PRIESTS

ARCHDIOCESE OF MELBOURNE REPORT:
For our priests in retirement


Friday 31 August 2012

EACH year on Father’s Day, Melbourne’s Catholics are invited to remember and support the Archdiocese’s retired and sick priests by contributing to the annual collection for the Priests’ Retirement Foundation.

Established by the late Archbishop Frank Little in 1990, the foundation enables the provision of comfort and basic health care to retired and sick priests through a network of carers in residential and private accommodation.

In accordance with Canon Law, the Archbishop requests priests to offer their resignation at the age of 75. At the time of retirement, the Archbishop refers a retired priest to the care of the foundation. It is anticipated that an average of six priests will retire each year over the next five years.

In a typical year, the foundation cares for 100 retired priests, 25 per cent of whom have retired before the age of 75 for health reasons.
Priests who are not able to exercise ministry due to criminal convictions or ecclesiastical suspension are not eligible for support from the foundation.

The Archdiocese has two purpose-built retirement homes for our retired priests: Justin Villa in North Balwyn (opened in 1991); and George Maher House in Clifton Hill (opened in 1996). These homes are managed by Catholic Homes. Catholic Homes also cares for our retired priests at Corpus Christi Clayton. The Sister Disciples of the Divine Master began caring for our retired priests in 1970 at our retirement homes.

The majority of retired priests choose to live privately, either in homes they may own (usually from an inheritance) or in rented houses or units. The rent for these is provided by the Priests’ Retirement Foundation.

Some priests choose to become chaplains to convents or other institutions. Parishioners all over Melbourne will also be aware that retired priests often step in for weekend Masses when their own priest is on annual holiday or sabbatical leave. The foundation reimburses travel and other expenses they may incur as they continue in ministry.

To donate to the Priests’ Retirement Foundation, you can contribute to the collection taken up at all parishes this Father’s Day, call 9486 9650, or write to PO Box 615, East Melbourne, Victoria 8002.
SHARED FROM ARCHDIOCESE OF MELBOURNE

ASIA : LAOS : CHRISTIAN LEADER ARRESTED FOR CONVERSIONS

UCAN REPORT:
The stormy relationship between the Laos government and active Christians continues with the arrest of a popular Christian leader.
Catholic Church News Image of Christian leader arrested for converting 300 people
The Laotian police arrested the Christian leader Bountheung of Nongpong village, in the district of Khamkerd, in the province of Borikhamxai (central Laos). The charge is “to have converted 300 Laotians to the Christian faith.”
As reported to Fides, the arrest took place a week ago, after twice before his arrest, in the month of August, the leader had been summoned and questioned by the provincial authorities. The questions focused on his faith and conversion of about 300 Laotians to Christianity, in May.
The 300 faithful, all from the village of Nongpong, after having seen and met the man, freely decided to join. This alarmed local authorities. The warrant provides for the expulsion of Bountheung from the village and orders the 300 Christian residents in Nongpong to renounce their Christian faith in exchange for the right to continue to live in the village.
According to the NGO “Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom”, the order violates a right of citizenship, since Bountheung lived and worked in the village, and is properly registered, along with the other 300, as “permanent resident”. The NGO also adds, the measure violates the right to join any religion of their choice, guaranteed by the Constitution of Laos.
In another village, Nahoukou, about 40 km from the city of Savannakhet, in the same province, local authorities interrogated and intimidated Tongkoun Keohavong, secular leader of the Christian community of the village, asking him the reasons for the growth of Christianity in the village. Tongkoun explained that, since February 2012, more than 30 villagers, in exercising their right to religious freedom, embraced the Christian faith, becoming part of the community.
The authorities ordered him and the other believers to renounce their faith and stop the meetings of worship, which could lead to the expulsion from the village.
SHARED FROM UCAN NEWS

AFRICA : SUDAN : IOM MOVES THOUSANDS OF RETURNEES

CISA REPORT:
IOM-Completes-Movement-of-2,700-Returnees
JUBA, August 31, 2012 (CISA) –Friday August 31 the last of eight barges transporting over 2,700 returnees and their luggage will dock at Juba Port after a three-week passage from Renk in Upper Nile State.
The convoy of three passenger and five luggage barges left Renk, where over 16,000 returnees from Sudan remain stranded, on August 10th. Returnees disembarked at ports in Upper Nile, Jonglei, and Lakes as the convoy made its way to the capital.
IOM medical staff screened returnees boarding the barges in Renk to check their fitness to travel and prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Children under the age of five were also vaccinated. A doctor, two nurses and a midwife also travelled with each passenger barge.
But numerous cases of malaria, diarrhea and acute respiratory infections (ARIs) were recorded and there were two confirmed deaths. Some 24 returnees were hospitalized on arrival in Bor and 17 in Juba.
IOM medical staff in Juba note that South Sudan, where average life expectancy is 42, has some of the world’s worst key indicators for health. Returnees, many of whom suffer from malnutrition which affects their immune systems, are particularly vulnerable to disease.
Key health statistics in South Sudan include the fact that less than 50% of the population have access to clean drinking water, less than 7% have access to proper sanitation and 88% of women and 63% of men are illiterate. Some 28% of families in urban areas and 43% of families in rural areas do not own mosquito nets to protect them from malaria.
In Renk, where IOM runs three transit camp primary health care clinics, health conditions are deteriorating and stranded returnees are becoming increasingly desperate to join IOM barge convoys – the only way to leave during the wet season.
But the barge convoy that arrives in Juba today may be the last, given that IOM South Sudan has no more donor funding for transport.
But IOM will organize onward road transportation for the returnees who arrived today from Juba to their final destinations in the Greater Bahr el Ghazal region.
Earlier this week, an IOM convoy of 71 trucks and buses left Juba for Aweil in northern Bar el Ghazal – a five-day road journey – carrying 185 families and their belongings.
Since South Sudan became independent in July 2011, IOM has provided onward transportation assistance to final destinations for over 63,000 vulnerable returnees.
SHARED FROM CISA NEWS AFRICA

NOVENA FOR BIRTH OF VIRGIN MARY - DAY 4 - 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 MASS ONLINE : 22ND ORD. - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2012 - YEAR B

Deuteronomy 4: 1 - 2, 6 - 8
1 "And now, O Israel, give heed to the statutes and the ordinances which I teach you, and do them; that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, gives you.
2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it; that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
6 Keep them and do them; for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, `Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.'
7 For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?
8 And what great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law which I set before you this day?



Psalms 15: 2 - 5
2 He who walks blamelessly, and does what is right, and speaks truth from his heart;
3 who does not slander with his tongue, and does no evil to his friend, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;
4 in whose eyes a reprobate is despised, but who honors those who fear the LORD; who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
5 who does not put out his money at interest, and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.
James 1: 17 - 18, 21 - 22, 27
17 Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rank growth of wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Mark 7: 1 - 8, 14 - 15, 21 - 23
1 Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem,
2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed.
3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their hands, observing the tradition of the elders;
4 and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they purify themselves; and there are many other traditions which they observe, the washing of cups and pots and vessels of bronze.)
5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with hands defiled?"
6 And he said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, `This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;
7 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'
8 You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men."
14 And he called the people to him again, and said to them, "Hear me, all of you, and understand:
15 there is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him; but the things which come out of a man are what defile him."
21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery,
22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.
23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man."
2012 - 22nd Sun Ordinary Time



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