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Letter of JPII to Cardinal Arinze 3 March 2005 CDWDS

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Letter of Pope John Paul II to Cardinal Francis Arinze
On the Occasion of the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
March 3, 2005

To Cardinal Francis ArinzePrefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
1. Venerable Brother, I am pleased to send you my cordial greeting, which I also extend to the Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops and Priests who have gathered for this Congregation’s Plenary Assembly. I know that at your meeting you are addressing topics of great interest that also fit well into the context of this special Year of the Eucharist.
I express my affectionate greeting to you all. Some of those who are taking part in the Plenary Assembly have been collaborating with the Dicastery for years, whereas others have only recently been invested with this responsibility. It is wonderful to note not only that the recent appointments have increased the number of members, but also that they have made the Congregation more representative of the Church which has spread on all the continents.
I address my thanks to each one. In particular, I express my gratitude to you, Your Eminence, for your words of affection and the assurance of a special prayer that you sent me on everyone’s behalf as well as for the generous dedication with which you direct this Dicastery.
2. At this session you have attentively reviewed the Congregation’s work in recent years in accordance with the pastoral plan that I proposed to all the People of God, asking them to become more and more expert in the “art of prayer”. (cf. Novo Millennio Ineunte, n. 32) I am particularly grateful to the Congregation for promptly complying with the instructions in the Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia and the Apostolic Letter Mane Nobiscum Domine, paving the way for the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum first, and subsequently, for the Suggestions and Proposals for the Year of the Eucharist. I hope that these documents will increase love for the Blessed Sacrament among the members of the Christian community and help them to celebrate the Eucharistic Sacrifice ever more worthily, in conformity with the liturgical norms and especially with authentic inner participation.
3. In this perspective the topic, ars celebrandi [art of celebrating], on the agenda of the Plenary Assembly, is of great importance. It should be examined in light of the theological vision of the liturgy as described in the Conciliar Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium. The liturgy is an exercise of the priestly office of Christ Himself as eternal High Priest of the New Covenant and involves the whole of His mystical Body. (cf. Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium, n. 7) Christ is especially present in the celebration of the Eucharist, a living representation of the Paschal Mystery. We participate and share in His action in ways in keeping with our human nature, which needs words, signs and rites.
The effectiveness of this action is a fruit of the work of the Holy Spirit but also requires a human response. The ars celebrandi precisely expresses the capacity of ordained ministers and of the entire assembly, gathered together for the celebration, to bring about and live the meaning of each liturgical action. This “art” is one with the commitment to contemplation and Christian consistency. Through rites and prayers, we must let the Mystery reach and permeate us.
4. Special attention has been paid in particular to the homily, which the Council presented as an integral part of the liturgy itself at the service of the Word of God. (cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium, n. 52) It is different in character from ordinary catechesis. Those who preach it have a twofold responsibility: to the Word and to the Assembly. The homily must encourage an encounter as intimate and fruitful as possible between God who speaks and the community members who listen. It is especially important that they do not miss the Sunday Eucharist. In the context of the new evangelization, the homily is a precious, and for many a unique, opportunity for formation.
5. Another aspect the Plenary Meeting focused on was that of liturgical formation, a fundamental component in the training of future priests and deacons and of instituted ministers and Religious, as well as a permanent dimension of catechesis for all the faithful. Adequate training programs in parish communities, associations and ecclesial movements are urgently needed, so that the liturgy may become better known in the richness of its language and be lived to the full. To the extent that they can do this, communities will feel the beneficial influence of the liturgy on both their personal and community life.
6. I encourage your Dicastery, therefore, to persevere, in cordial and trusting collaboration with the Bishops’ Conferences and individual bishops, with the commitment to promoting the liturgy. The liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council has borne abundant fruit, but it is necessary to move on “from renewal to deepening” (Apostolic Letter Spiritus et Sponsa, n. 6), so that the liturgy may increasingly mark the lives of individuals and communities, becoming a source of holiness, communion and missionary dynamism.
The Dicastery of which you are President, Your Eminence, is entrusted with an important task. May the action of the Holy Spirit and the motherly help of Mary make your every effort fruitful. I accompany you with my prayers, as I warmly bless all of you and those who collaborate in the numerous activities of the Dicastery.
From Gemelli Polyclinic, 3 March 2005 IOANNES PAULUS II

This was my birthday 2005 shortly before Pope John Paul II went to the Father’s House.

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Fulton Sheen- Life is Worth Living Series free mp3s

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Ascension.mp3
Authority and Infallibility.mp3
Baptism.mp3
Birth Control.mp3
Body of Christ.mp3
Christ in the Creed.mp3
Communism and the Church.mp3
Confirmation.mp3
Conscience.mp3
Death and judgment.mp3
Divinity of Christ.mp3
Good & Evil #1.mp3
Good & Evil #2.mp3
Heaven Is Not So Far Away.mp3
Holy Orders.mp3
Holy Sacrament.mp3
Humanity of Christ.mp3
Law of Love – Total Commitment.mp3
Marriage Problems.mp3
Marriage Sacrament.mp3
Marriage.mp3
New Testament Revelation.mp3
Old Testament Revelation.mp3
Original Sin and the Angels.mp3
Original Sin.mp3
Penance.mp3
Peter – Vicar of Christ.mp3
Philosophy of Life.mp3
Prayer is a Dialogue.mp3
Purgatory.mp3
Revealed Truth.mp3
Sacrament of the Sick.mp3
Sanctifying Grace.mp3
Sex is a Mystery.mp3
Sin and Penance.mp3
Sin.mp3
Suffering, Death, Ressurrection.mp3
The Blessed Trinity.mp3
The Commandments – part 1.mp3
The Commandments – part 2.mp3
The Effects of Original Sin.mp3
The Eucharist Sacrifice.mp3
The Hell there is.mp3
The Holy Spirit.mp3
The Mass.mp3
The Mother of Jesus.mp3
The Sacraments.mp3
The World the Soul and Things.mp3

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June 3 – St Maximilian – Loving with the Immaculate Heart

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June 3 – St Maximilian – Loving with the Immaculate Heart
Ave Maria!– June’s Theme: Divine Love

“By no means can we content ourselves with simply any kind of love for the Heart of Jesus, because we aspire for the most perfect love, i.e. to the point of loving with the Heart of the Immaculate, and only a love of this kind.” (cf. SK #654)

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For I am the angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lord.

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The Healing by Raphael of Tobias (12: 14-22)
“And now the Lord hath sent me to heal thee, and to deliver Sara thy son’s wife from the devil. For I am the angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lord. And when they had heard these things, they were troubled, and being seized with fear they fell upon the ground on their face. And the angel said to them: Peace be to you, fear not. For when I was with you, I was there by the will of God: bless ye him, and sing praises to him. I seemed indeed to eat and to drink with you but I use an invisible meat and drink, which cannot be seen by men. It is time therefore that I return to him that sent me: but bless ye God, and publish all his wonderful works. And when he had said these things, he was taken from their sight, and they could see him no more. Then they lying prostrate for three hours upon their face, blessed God, and rising up, they told all his wonderful works.”
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St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us, be with us!

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If you are what you should be, you will set the world ablaze!

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In his many travels around the globe, Pope John Paul II has challenged people to “become what they are.” We are all children of God, heirs of heaven, and called to a royal priesthood. This is what we are, but we cannot be these things fully unless we cooperate with grace.
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You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems.

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Letter of JPII to Cardinal Arinze 3 March 2005 CDWDS

Posted on June 3, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Letter of Pope John Paul II to Cardinal Francis Arinze
On the Occasion of the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
March 3, 2005

To Cardinal Francis ArinzePrefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
1. Venerable Brother, I am pleased to send you my cordial greeting, which I also extend to the Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops and Priests who have gathered for this Congregation’s Plenary Assembly. I know that at your meeting you are addressing topics of great interest that also fit well into the context of this special Year of the Eucharist.
I express my affectionate greeting to you all. Some of those who are taking part in the Plenary Assembly have been collaborating with the Dicastery for years, whereas others have only recently been invested with this responsibility. It is wonderful to note not only that the recent appointments have increased the number of members, but also that they have made the Congregation more representative of the Church which has spread on all the continents.
I address my thanks to each one. In particular, I express my gratitude to you, Your Eminence, for your words of affection and the assurance of a special prayer that you sent me on everyone’s behalf as well as for the generous dedication with which you direct this Dicastery.
2. At this session you have attentively reviewed the Congregation’s work in recent years in accordance with the pastoral plan that I proposed to all the People of God, asking them to become more and more expert in the “art of prayer”. (cf. Novo Millennio Ineunte, n. 32) I am particularly grateful to the Congregation for promptly complying with the instructions in the Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia and the Apostolic Letter Mane Nobiscum Domine, paving the way for the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum first, and subsequently, for the Suggestions and Proposals for the Year of the Eucharist. I hope that these documents will increase love for the Blessed Sacrament among the members of the Christian community and help them to celebrate the Eucharistic Sacrifice ever more worthily, in conformity with the liturgical norms and especially with authentic inner participation.
3. In this perspective the topic, ars celebrandi [art of celebrating], on the agenda of the Plenary Assembly, is of great importance. It should be examined in light of the theological vision of the liturgy as described in the Conciliar Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium. The liturgy is an exercise of the priestly office of Christ Himself as eternal High Priest of the New Covenant and involves the whole of His mystical Body. (cf. Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium, n. 7) Christ is especially present in the celebration of the Eucharist, a living representation of the Paschal Mystery. We participate and share in His action in ways in keeping with our human nature, which needs words, signs and rites.
The effectiveness of this action is a fruit of the work of the Holy Spirit but also requires a human response. The ars celebrandi precisely expresses the capacity of ordained ministers and of the entire assembly, gathered together for the celebration, to bring about and live the meaning of each liturgical action. This “art” is one with the commitment to contemplation and Christian consistency. Through rites and prayers, we must let the Mystery reach and permeate us.
4. Special attention has been paid in particular to the homily, which the Council presented as an integral part of the liturgy itself at the service of the Word of God. (cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium, n. 52) It is different in character from ordinary catechesis. Those who preach it have a twofold responsibility: to the Word and to the Assembly. The homily must encourage an encounter as intimate and fruitful as possible between God who speaks and the community members who listen. It is especially important that they do not miss the Sunday Eucharist. In the context of the new evangelization, the homily is a precious, and for many a unique, opportunity for formation.
5. Another aspect the Plenary Meeting focused on was that of liturgical formation, a fundamental component in the training of future priests and deacons and of instituted ministers and Religious, as well as a permanent dimension of catechesis for all the faithful. Adequate training programs in parish communities, associations and ecclesial movements are urgently needed, so that the liturgy may become better known in the richness of its language and be lived to the full. To the extent that they can do this, communities will feel the beneficial influence of the liturgy on both their personal and community life.
6. I encourage your Dicastery, therefore, to persevere, in cordial and trusting collaboration with the Bishops’ Conferences and individual bishops, with the commitment to promoting the liturgy. The liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council has borne abundant fruit, but it is necessary to move on “from renewal to deepening” (Apostolic Letter Spiritus et Sponsa, n. 6), so that the liturgy may increasingly mark the lives of individuals and communities, becoming a source of holiness, communion and missionary dynamism.
The Dicastery of which you are President, Your Eminence, is entrusted with an important task. May the action of the Holy Spirit and the motherly help of Mary make your every effort fruitful. I accompany you with my prayers, as I warmly bless all of you and those who collaborate in the numerous activities of the Dicastery.
From Gemelli Polyclinic, 3 March 2005 IOANNES PAULUS II

This was my birthday 2005 shortly before Pope John Paul II went to the Father’s House.

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H.E. Francis Cardinal George ordaining Fr. Bartholomew Juncer, S.J.C. and Fr. Anthony Rice, S.J.C.-May 29, 2008

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Fulton Sheen- Life is Worth Living Series free mp3s

Posted on June 3, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Up to higher level directory

Ascension.mp3
Authority and Infallibility.mp3
Baptism.mp3
Birth Control.mp3
Body of Christ.mp3
Christ in the Creed.mp3
Communism and the Church.mp3
Confirmation.mp3
Conscience.mp3
Death and judgment.mp3
Divinity of Christ.mp3
Good & Evil #1.mp3
Good & Evil #2.mp3
Heaven Is Not So Far Away.mp3
Holy Orders.mp3
Holy Sacrament.mp3
Humanity of Christ.mp3
Law of Love – Total Commitment.mp3
Marriage Problems.mp3
Marriage Sacrament.mp3
Marriage.mp3
New Testament Revelation.mp3
Old Testament Revelation.mp3
Original Sin and the Angels.mp3
Original Sin.mp3
Penance.mp3
Peter – Vicar of Christ.mp3
Philosophy of Life.mp3
Prayer is a Dialogue.mp3
Purgatory.mp3
Revealed Truth.mp3
Sacrament of the Sick.mp3
Sanctifying Grace.mp3
Sex is a Mystery.mp3
Sin and Penance.mp3
Sin.mp3
Suffering, Death, Ressurrection.mp3
The Blessed Trinity.mp3
The Commandments – part 1.mp3
The Commandments – part 2.mp3
The Effects of Original Sin.mp3
The Eucharist Sacrifice.mp3
The Hell there is.mp3
The Holy Spirit.mp3
The Mass.mp3
The Mother of Jesus.mp3
The Sacraments.mp3
The World the Soul and Things.mp3

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