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« Reply #580 on: September 09, 2013, 02:11:45 PM »

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2013-09-09 12:58:49
Poland’s new ambassador to Holy See presents credentials to Pope Francis



(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday received in audience Poland’s new ambassador to the Holy See Piotr Nowina-Konopka who presented his letters of credential to the Holy Father. The Polish representative officially bears the office of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Holy See and the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta.

The new ambassador is expected to facilitate the planning of the next World Youth Day celebrations which as Pope Francis announced at the close of WYD2013 in Brazil, will be held in Krakow, Poland in 2016.
 
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« Reply #581 on: September 09, 2013, 08:54:18 PM »

Seahorse,

Out of curiosity, I continued to look for a song that might have been sung at a telecast from Mexico that you saw--that Pope John Paul II liked, too. lol  Here is another song that was sung during a visit to Mexico.  Maybe it's the song that you remembered?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVsaPC1MnuA

El Papa Juan Pablo II, su canción favorita "Amigo" (Translation:  Pope John Paul II, his favorite song "Friend")


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Yes! Amigo, is the song! The people broke-out, spontanously, seranading  (outside the church) while tossing rose pedals, as the Pope John Paul,was carried out of church.  I believe he was aiding at the time of his visit to Mexico.  He was visibily happy and radiated as the crowd sang Amigo to him,very emotional. John Paul's life was about sacrifice and love.
The little boy singing Amigo in the video, was overcome by his love. Smile

Thank-you, so much, for your time that your took for your research. I appreicate the translation.

I enjoy all your links. Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you.

Pope Francis does remind me of John Paul.  I believe both Popes understood it their calling to be the hand of God. Smile
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« Reply #582 on: September 09, 2013, 11:10:06 PM »

You're welcome, seahorse! 

It must have been during the 2002 visit to Mexico, because the video also showed rose pedals being tossed outside of the church as he arrived.   

Both songs are beautiful.  I'm glad that your song was found! 
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« Reply #583 on: September 10, 2013, 12:19:34 PM »

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2013-09-10 12:25:18
Pope: No to triumphalism in the Church, proclaim Jesus without fear and embarrassment

(Vatican Radio) Christians are called to proclaim Jesus without fear , without shame and without triumphalism . Those were the words of Pope Francis at Mass this Tuesday morning at the Casa Santa Marta. The Pope also stressed the risk of becoming a Christian without the Resurrection and reiterated that Christ is always at the center of our life and hope . Lydia O’Kane reports RealAudioMP3

“Jesus is the Winner who has won over sin and death.” Those were the words of Pope Francis on Tuesday morning during his Homily at morning Mass. He was referring to the Letter of St. Paul to the Colossians in which the Saint recommends we walk with Jesus " because he has won, and we walk with him in his victory “firm in the faith."

This is the key point, the Pope stressed: "Jesus is risen .
 
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« Reply #584 on: September 11, 2013, 01:55:59 AM »

Seahorse,

ABC televised the 5th trip by Pope John Paul II to Mexico in 2002 for the canonization of Juan Diego.  That's the broadcast that I watched and saw roses and rose pedals.  It was very dramatic, colorful and beautiful!  Maybe that's the program that you watched?  I found a short video of it in Spanish.  Here it is--with a link to a Vatican site.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=824fRiJZLS4

Published on Mar 31, 2013 
Los mensajes y homilías de su 5a. visita Pastoral del Papa Juan Pablo II a México en el 2002, pueden verse en el siguente enlace de la web Vaticano:
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/joh...


Grace-land,

2002 was the year, Thank-you.  The petals floating from Cathedral's ceiling, elegant.

Do you know the symbolizm of the Aztec dancers, who shuffled, in a featured costume?

"Amigo" is the best song ever!  Thank-you. I remember seeing it live on EWTN.com.

Thank-you
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« Reply #585 on: September 11, 2013, 04:37:50 PM »

Hi Grace-land,

I found why the Indians were in Church, "Feather Dance", during Pope JP2-2002 Mexico trip.


 


http://wwrn.org/articles/2355/?&place=mexico

North America - Mexico

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John Paul bids emotional farewell
by Brendan M. Case ("Dallas Morning News," August 2, 2002)


MEXICO CITY – Pope John Paul II bid farewell to an emotional Mexico on Thursday after a visit in which politicians broke the century-old taboo of openly practicing their religion and the pontiff focused on Indian believers 



At Thursday's ceremony, the pope tapped his fingers during a "Feather Dance" performed by indigenous dancers, and he appeared on the verge of tears at several points in the ceremony.

He also called on Indians, who in recent decades have converted in droves to evangelical Protestantism, to maintain their Catholic faith and their indigenous identity.

The drama of Juan Bautista and Jacinto de los Angeles began on Sept. 14, 1700, according to church officials.

The two men discovered their fellow townspeople in San Francisco de los Cajonos, Oaxaca, celebrating the rites of their old indigenous religion.

They told Catholic priests what they had seen, and the priests broke up the indigenous prayer meeting.

The next day, the townspeople took the two men prisoner. They killed them with machete blows after offering them a chance to live if they would renounce Catholicism.

Critics have said Juan Bautista and Jacinto de los Angeles were little more than snitches who betrayed their fellow townspeople after years of armed persecution by the Spanish and forced conversions to Catholicism.

But the painful moments of the church's conquest of indigenous people's souls were forgotten Thursday as the pope embraced and celebrated the poorest believers.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=824fRiJZLS4
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« Reply #586 on: September 11, 2013, 08:31:07 PM »

Great research!  Thanks!   
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« Reply #587 on: September 11, 2013, 08:34:55 PM »

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/09/11/pope_francis_at_general_audience:_church_is_our_mother/en1-727517

2013-09-11 11:15:51
Pope Francis at General Audience: Church is our Mother

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience in St Peter’s Square on Wednesday. The Holy Father continued his catechetical reflections on the Church, focusing on the image of the Church as Mother. The Pope also greeted pilgrims from several countries, including England, Wales, Kenya, Malta and the United States. Below, please find the full text of the official English-language summary of Pope Francis’ catechesis, as well as his words of greeting to English-speaking pilgrims and visitors. Listen: RealAudioMP3
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Dear Brothers and Sisters: today I wish to continue our catechesis on the Church by reflecting on an image used by the early Fathers and the Second Vatican Council: the Church as our Mother. By reflecting on the human experience of maternity, we understand that the Church is like our own Mothers. First, like our Mothers, the Church gives us the gift of life. Through the Sacrament of Baptism, we are reborn as children of God and receive his life. While faith is a personal act, we also recognize that faith comes to us through others – our families and communities who teach us how to believe. Second, like our Mothers, the Church nourishes us, helps us to grow, teaches us the path to follow, and accompanies us in life, especially in our illnesses and sufferings, through the Sacraments and the Word of God. Third, it is also our mission to go forth and share in the maternity of the Church by bringing others to a life of faith. And so we ask ourselves, do we love the Church as our Mother, who helps us to grow as Christians? And how do we go beyond ourselves in order to bring Christ to others? As faithful children, let us bring the light of Christ to the ends of the earth.
 
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« Reply #588 on: September 11, 2013, 08:44:13 PM »

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2013-09-11 14:25:59
Pope's letter to non-believers in Italian paper La Repubblica

(Vatican Radio) Does God forgive non-believers? Does absolute truth exist? And is God merely a creation of the human mind?
In a lengthy letter to the former editor of the Italian daily ‘La Repubblica’, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis shares reflections on these three questions and urges all non-believers to engage with Christians in an open and sincere conversation
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Listen to Philippa Hitchen's report: RealAudioMP3

In the letter published on Wednesday, the Pope laments the impasse that has grown up over the centuries with those who see Christianity as ‘dark and superstitious,’ in opposition to the ‘light of reason’.
Quoting from the recent encyclical ‘Lumen Fidei’, the Pope stresses that, on the contrary, faith must never be intransigent or arrogant, but rather humble and able to grow in relationship with others.

Responding to the three questions posed by the Italian journalist and writer, the Pope says the key issue for non-believers is that of “obeying their consciences” when faced with choices of good or evil. God’s mercy, he stresses, “has no limits” for those who seek him with a sincere and contrite heart.

Reflecting on the question of absolute truth, Pope Francis says he prefers to describe the truth in terms of a dynamic relationship between each Christian and Jesus, who said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life’. The truth of God’s love, the Pope insists, is not subjective, but it is only experienced and expressed as a journey, a living relationship with each one of us, in our different social and cultural contexts.

Thirdly, Pope Francis considers the question of God as a creation of the human mind, who will thus disappear when human beings cease to exist on earth. In my experience, he says - and in that of so many other Christians past and present – God is not merely an idea but is a “Reality” of infinite goodness and mercy, revealed to us through his son, Jesus of Nazareth.
 
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« Reply #589 on: September 12, 2013, 01:59:09 PM »

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2013-09-12 12:06:16
Pope Francis: contemplate the “suffering humanity” of Jesus and the sweetness of Mary

(Vatican Radio) In order to live the message of the Gospel, a Christian must contemplate the “two poles” of “the suffering humanity” of Jesus and the “sweetness” of Mary. That was Pope Francis’ message in his homily Thursday morning at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta.

The Gospel, he said, is demanding, it requires “strong things” from a Christian: the ability to forgive, magnanimity, love for enemies… There is only one way to be able to put it into practice: “to contemplate the Passion, the humanity of Jesus” and to imitate the behaviour of His Mother. It is precisely to Mary, whose Holy Name is celebrated in today’s Feast, that the Pope dedicated the first part of his homily. At one time, he said, today’s feast was known as the feast of the “Sweet Name of Mary.” Later this title was changed — but in the prayer, he observed, this “sweetness of her name” remains:

“Even today, we stand in need of this sweetness of the Madonna, in order to understand the things that Jesus requests of us, no? Because this list [of things] is not easy to live. Love the enemy, do good, lend without hoping for anything… to those who strike you on the cheek, offer the other; to those who rip your cloak, don’t refuse the tunic… But these are tough things, no? But the Madonna, in her own way, lived all these things: it is the grace of meekness, the grace of mildness.”
 
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« Reply #590 on: September 12, 2013, 02:05:07 PM »

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/09/12/liturgical_schedule_of_pope_francis:_september_-_november/en1-727948

2013-09-12 15:34:06
Liturgical Schedule of Pope Francis: September - November

(VIS/Vatican Radio) – The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has published the following calendar of liturgical celebrations over which the Holy Father will preside from September to November:

SEPTEMBER
Sunday, 22: Pastoral visit to Cagliari and to the Shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria.
Sunday, 29: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. At 10.30 a.m., Holy Mass in St. Peter's Square, on the occasion of the Day for Catechists.
Monday, 30: At 10 a.m., Consistory Hall, Ordinary Public Consistory on several causes of canonisation.

OCTOBER
Friday 4: Pastoral visit to Assisi.
Saturday 12: 5 p.m., Marian prayer in St. Peter's Square.
Sunday 13: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. At 10.30 a.m., Holy Mass in St. Peter's Square, on the occasion of the Marian Day.
Sunday 27: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. At 10.30 a.m., Holy Mass in St. Peter's Square, on the occasion of the Family Day.
 
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« Reply #591 on: September 12, 2013, 02:09:10 PM »

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2013-09-12 14:54:37
Pope Francis meets with Prime Minister of Thailand



Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday received the Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra. A statement released by the Holy See Press Office described the talks as cordial, in which the two spoke about the good relations between the Holy See and Thailand, was well as the cooperation between the Church and government, especially in the fields of education and society. Furthermore, they discussed international issues and the political situation in Asia, with particular focus, on the importance of intercultural and interreligious dialogue for the promotion of human rights, peace, and justice in the region. 
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« Reply #592 on: September 12, 2013, 02:12:42 PM »

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/09/12/pope_francis:_message_to_social_week_for_italian_catholics/en1-727993

2013-09-12 16:45:43
Pope Francis: Message to Social Week for Italian Catholics

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday sent a message for the participants of the 47th Social Week for Italian Catholics, which will be held from September 12 - 15 in Turin, on the theme: “The Family: Hope and Future for Italian Society”.

In his message, Pope Francis reminded the participants that for the Christian community, the family is much more than a “theme”, but it “is life, the daily fabric, a path for generations through which is transmitted the faith, along with love and with fundamental moral values; [the family] is concrete solidarity, hard work, patience, and also a project, a hope, a future. All of this - which the Christian community lives in the light of faith, hope and charity - it has never kept to herself , but every day it becomes leaven in the dough of society , for the greater common good.”
 
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« Reply #593 on: September 13, 2013, 11:43:34 PM »

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/09/13/pope:_there_is_no_such_thing_as_innocent_gossip/en1-728214

2013-09-13 13:08:35
Pope: there is no such thing as innocent gossip

(Vatican Radio) He who speaks ill of his neighbor is a hypocrite who lacks the courage to look to his own shortcomings. Speaking during his homily at morning Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, Pope Francis focused on the fact that gossip has a “criminal” side to it, because every time we speak ill of our brothers, we imitate Caine’s homicidal gesture.

The seed of Pope Francis’ homily on Friday was Jesus’s thought provoking query when he asked: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” After having spoken about humility – he said – Jesus speaks to us of its opposite: “of that hateful attitude towards one’s neighbor when one becomes a “judge” of his brother”. In this context – the Pope points out – Jesus uses a strong word: “hypocrite”.
 
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« Reply #594 on: September 13, 2013, 11:46:37 PM »

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/dialogue-essential-to-christianity-pope-tells-non-believing-journalist/

Dialogue essential to Christianity, Pope tells non-believing journalist

Vatican City, Sep 13, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a letter to a prominent non-believing Italian journalist, Pope Francis called dialogue a “profound and indispensable expression” of the Christian life.

It “seems to me that it is nothing other than positive, not only for us individually but also for the society in which we live, to pause to dialogue on a reality as important as the faith is,” the Pope said in a Sept 11 letter to Eugenio Scalfari, translated by the Catholic news agency Zenit.

Scalfari, the 89-year-old journalist and founder of the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica,” had posed several questions to the Pope in response to his July encyclical “Lumen Fidei.”

The Pope replied that his latest encyclical was intended not only to confirm the faithful but also to advance a “sincere and rigorous dialogue” between Catholics and non-believers. Dialogue is not secondary to the Christian life, he said.

Citing “Lumen Fidei,” he reflected that faith “grows in coexistence that respects the other.” The certainty of faith “makes possible witness and dialogue with everyone.”
 
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http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/francis-teacher-says-pope-never-supported-marxist-theology/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+catholicnewsagency%2Fdailynews+(CNA+Daily+News)&utm_term=daily+news

Francis' teacher says Pope never supported Marxist theology

Vatican City, Sep 13, 2013 / 05:09 pm (CNA).- One of Pope Francis' former teachers says in a new book that the Holy Father has never supported a Marxist-based liberation theology.

“In the Argentinean Liberation Theology, social Marxist analysis is not used, but rather a historical-cultural analysis, not based on class warfare as a determining principle for the interpretation of society and history,” said Argentinean Jesuit priest Fr. Juan Carlos Scannone.

“I think that the pastoral work of Bergoglio is understood in this context.”

Fr. Scannone’s remarks are included in an extensive interview in the recent book “Francis Our Brother Our Friend” (Ignatius Press, 2013) authored by CNA's executive director Alejandro Bermudez.

The book’s release comes amid speculation by Vatican analysts regarding liberation theology, a controversial school of thought that developed in Latin America in the 1950s. Liberation theology has been criticized as a Marxist interpretation of the gospel, focusing on freedom from material poverty and injustice rather than giving primacy to spiritual freedom.

Although the meeting was not listed among the Pope’s official private audiences, the Vatican confirmed that at the request of Archbishop Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Pope Francis this week received Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez, the Peruvian theologian credited with being one of the founders of liberation theology.
 

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« Reply #596 on: September 14, 2013, 11:09:16 PM »

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/09/14/pope_francis:_approach_mystery_of_the_cross_with_prayer_and_tears/en1-728485

2013-09-14 12:38:55
Pope Francis: Approach mystery of the Cross with prayer and tears

(Vatican Radio) At the Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Pope Francis said the mystery of the Cross is a great mystery for mankind, a mystery that can only be approached in prayer and in tears.

In his homily, the Pope said that it is in the mystery of the Cross that we find the story of mankind and the story of God, synthesised by the Fathers of the Church in the comparison between the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, in Paradise, and the tree of the Cross:

“The one tree has wrought so much evil, the other tree has brought us to salvation, to health. This is the course of the humanity’s story: a journey to find Jesus Christ the Redeemer, who gives His life for love. God, in fact, has not sent the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. This tree of the Cross save us, all of us, from the consequences of that other tree, where self-sufficiency, arrogance, the pride of us wanting to know all things according to our own mentality, according to our own criteria, and also according to that presumption of being and becoming the only judges of the world. This is the story of mankind: from one tree to the other.”
 
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« Reply #597 on: September 15, 2013, 10:50:02 PM »

2013-09-15 12:47:26
Pope Angelus: Look to the mercy of God

(Vatican Radio) The mercy of God was at the heart of Pope Francis’ Angelus address on a rainy Sunday in Rome. Speaking from the papal apartments above St Peter’s Square, the Pope, taking his inspiration from the Gospel of Luke said that Chapter 15 contains three parables of mercy, those of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the story of the prodigal son.

He said that all three parables speak of the joy of God, which is the joy of forgiving. The Holy Father went on to say that this Gospel shows Christianity at work, adding that mercy is the true force that can save man and the world from the "cancer" that is the sin, evil, moral, and spiritual.

Continuing on the theme forgiveness, Pope Francis said that Jesus “is all mercy , all love is God made man.” Each of us, he said “ is the lost sheep, the lost coin , and each of us is the son who has wasted their freedom following false idols, the illusions of happiness, and lost everything.” But God, the Holy Father underlined, “does not forget us, the Father never abandons us. God respects our freedom, but remains faithful . And when we return to Him, he welcomes us as children, into his house, because he never stops, not even for a moment, to expect us, with love.”
 
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« Reply #598 on: September 15, 2013, 10:51:56 PM »

Ooops...link to the article above:  http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/09/15/pope_angelus:_look_to_the_mercy_of_god/en1-728711
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« Reply #599 on: September 15, 2013, 11:01:26 PM »

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2013-09-15 16:06:21
Pope's open letter and his gratitude towards Jews

(Vatican Radio) We continue to provide comments by theologians and experts to the open letter that Pope Francis wrote this week in response to a series of questions posed to him by journalist and writer, Eugenio Scalfari, of the Italian daily newspaper, “La Repubblica”.

One of the issues into which the Holy Father delved in his remarks is that of his gratitude to Jews who have kept their faith in God, through the terrible trials of these centuries.

Speaking to Vatican Radio’s Linda Bordoni, Joseph Sievers, Professor of Jewish History and Literature at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, says that in his opinion the tone of brotherly closeness that sets the letter is one of the things that most impressed him…

Listen to the full interview... RealAudioMP3

Professor Sievers says the tone of the letter is “one of speaking at eye-level to a person who does not profess a particular faith, and so in this context the answer to the question about Jews and Judaism, brings up the personal level, the experience of Francis when he was in Argentina”. And Prof. Sievers says: “Also I was impressed that he did not just speak about answers, but also about the deep questions that he brings in prayer to God about the Shoah. He does not pretend to have the answer, but brings that question to God”.
 
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