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YEAR OF MERCY CALENDER


Published by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization

Vatican City, July 30, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter 


The Year of Mercy calendar so far, as published by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization

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December 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

III Sunday of Advent

Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. John Lateran and in the Cathedrals of the world.


January 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

World Day for Peace.

Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major.


Tuesday, January 19, - Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jubilee for those Engaged in Pilgrimage Work


Monday, January 25, 2016

Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

“Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.


February 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and the Day for Consecrated Life

Jubilee for Consecrated Life and the closing of the Year for Consecrated Life.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ash Wednesday

Sending forth of the Missionaries of Mercy, St. Peter’s Basilica.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

Jubilee for the Roman Curia

“Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.


March 2016

Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016

“24 Hours for the Lord” with a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica on the afternoon of Friday, March 4.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday 

The diocesan day for youth in Rome.

“Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.


April 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Divine Mercy Sunday

Jubilee for those who are devoted to the spirituality of Divine Mercy.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

V Sunday of Easter

Jubilee for young boys and girls (ages 13 – 16)

To profess the faith and construct a culture of mercy.

“Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.


May 2016


Sunday, May 27-29, 2016

The Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Italy 

Jubilee for deacons.


June 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jubilee for priests.

160 years since the introduction of the Feast by Pius IX in 1856.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

XI Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jubilee for those who are ill and for persons with disabilities. 

“Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.


July 2016

Tuesday, July 26 – Sunday, July 31, 2016

To conclude on the XVIII Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jubilee for young people.

World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.


September 2016

Sunday, September 4, 2016

XXIII Sunday of Ordinary Time

Memorial of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta – September 5 

Jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy


Sunday, September 25, 2016

XXVI Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jubilee for catechists


October 2016

Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2016

Saturday and Sunday after the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary

Marian Jubilee


November 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Solemnity of All Saints

Holy Mass celebrated by the Holy Father in memory of the faithful departed.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

XXXII Sunday of Ordinary Time

In St. Peters Basilica, the Jubilee for prisoners.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

XXXIII Sunday of Ordinary Time

Closing of the Holy Doors in the Basilicas of Rome and in the Dioceses of the world.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Closing of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica and the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy.


(July 30, 2015) © Innovative Media Inc.

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/year-of-mercy-calendar


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MessagePosté le: Mar 4 Aoû - 12:03 (2015)    Sujet du message: THE MAGNA CARTA PROJECT / THE 2015 OXFORD CONFERENCE : MAGNA CARTA AND FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF Répondre en citant

  





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THE MAGNA CARTA PROJECT 

Magna Carta was engrossed, sealed and issued by King John at Runnymede, between Staines and Windsor, on 15 June 1215, following five days of intensive discussion and negotiation, during which many of the Articles of the Barons (which King John had accepted in principle) were extended, or re-arranged, or had their contents broken up and redistributed, while gaps in their coverage were filled.  Just one Article (no. 13) has no equivalent in Magna Carta, but six chapters of Magna Carta (1, 14, 19, 21, 24, 57) have no equivalents among the Articles of the Barons (the differences are discussed in the clause-by-clause commentary provided).  The fact that the Great Charter was composed in Latin, the language of religious liturgy, of scholarship, and of secular and ecclesiastical government, emphasised its importance, something also apparent in its length – no fewer than sixty chapters.  Even so, the name under which it has become famous was not the one under which it was originally known – when it was first issued and disseminated it was known as ‘the Charter of Runnymede’, and only came to be called Magna Carta from 1217, when it was re-issued in the name of John’s young son, King Henry III, in an amended form, alongside a new Charter of the Forest.  The text of the 1215 Charter chosen for presentation here is that edited by Bishop William Stubbs in the late nineteenth-century, which has been long accepted as reliable (the work of this project may, however, lead to some alterations being made to it, and by extension to the translation).  Four original manuscripts of that text are known to survive – two at the British Library, one at Lincoln Cathedral and one at Salisbury Cathedral.

Click on a clause in the left-hand menu or select ‘all clauses’ to view Magna Carta 1215.

Select a commentary option from the left-hand menu to learn more about each clause (work ongoing).

Further Reading:

D. A. Carpenter, Magna Carta (London, 2015)

D.A. Carpenter, ‘The Dating and Making of Magna Carta’, in his The Reign of Henry III (London, 1996), 1-16

J. C. Holt, Magna Carta (2nd edn., Cambridge, 1992)

J. S. Loengard (ed.), Magna Carta and the England of King John (Woodbridge, 2010)

N. C. Vincent, Magna Carta: The Foundation of Freedom 1215-2015 (London, 2015)

N. C. Vincent, Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2012)

Audio commentary Referenced in Introduction: Articles of the Barons 1215 (The Articles of the Barons)

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THE MAGNA CARTA IN 1215



Magna Carta 1215

Preamble: John, by the grace of God, king of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and count of Anjou, to the archbishop, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justiciaries, foresters, sheriffs, stewards, servants, and to all his bailiffs and liege subjects, greetings. Know that, having regard to God and for the salvation of our soul, and those of all our ancestors and heirs, and unto the honor of God and the advancement of his holy Church and for the rectifying of our realm, we have granted as underwritten by advice of our venerable fathers, Stephen, archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England and cardinal of the holy Roman Church, Henry, archbishop of Dublin, William of London, Peter of Winchester, Jocelyn of Bath and Glastonbury, Hugh of Lincoln, Walter of Worcester, William of Coventry, Benedict of Rochester, bishops; of Master Pandulf, subdeacon and member of the household of our lord the Pope, of brother Aymeric (master of the Knights of the Temple in England), and of the illustrious men William Marshal, earl of Pembroke, William, earl of Salisbury, William, earl of Warenne, William, earl of Arundel, Alan of Galloway (constable of Scotland), Waren Fitz Gerold, Peter Fitz Herbert, Hubert De Burgh (seneschal of Poitou), Hugh de Neville, Matthew Fitz Herbert, Thomas Basset, Alan Basset, Philip d'Aubigny, Robert of Roppesley, John Marshal, John Fitz Hugh, and others, our liegemen.

Read more : http://avalon.law.yale.edu/medieval/magframe.asp

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THE 2015 OXFORD CONFERENCE : MAGNA CARTA AND FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF


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The International Center for Law and Religion Studies, in cooperation with the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, hosted its 2015 Oxford Conference June 21-24  at St Hugh's College, Oxford. The event began with a devotional Sunday evening at the Oxford LDS Meetinghouse, featuring an address 'I Am a Child of God': The Magna Carta Connection by Elder Brcue C. Hafen, Emeritus General Authority and Member of the First Quorum of Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a violin performance of Ave Maria (Bach / Gounod) by Mark Oshia of Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, accompanied by Elder Hafen.

PHOTOS FROM THE CONFERENCE ARE HERE.

Monday featured presentations at St Hugh's College addressing the conference theme, Magna Carta and Freedom of Religion or Belief and concluding with a keynote address by Professor Nicholas Vincent, University of East Anglia, Historical Researcher of The Magna Carta Project.

On Tuesday, participants visited Runnymede, Windsor Castle, the Magna Carta Exhibit at the British Library, and Temple Church, where they were hosted by Master of The Temple, The Revd Robin Girffith-Jones and by Professor Mark Hill QC, Chancellor of the Diocese of Chicester and the Diocese in Europe, and Member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England, who addressed the group. The day concluded with a reception and dinner at Inner Temple, featuring keynote speaker, The Right Honourable The Lord Judge PC QC,  Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (2008-2013).

On Wednesday, participants joined, once again at St Hugh's College, in the day-long Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Academy.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Judge PC QC, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (2008-2013), co-author: Magna Carta Uncovered (Hart Publishing, 2014) [Speaker at Inner Temple Tuesday, registered participants and invited guests only]
  • Professor Mark Hill QC, Cardiff University, King’s College London, University Pretoria, co-editor: Magna Carta, Religion, and the Rule of Law (Cambridge, 2015)
  • Professor Nicholas Vincent, University of East Anglia, The Magna Carta Project, author: Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2012) [Monday keynote speaker]
  • Professor Richard H. Helmholz, University of Chicago Law School, author: Magna Carta and the Law of Nations, in Magna Carta, Religion, and the Rule of Law (Cambridge, 2015)

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS INCLUDED
  • Sophie Ambler, Sr Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of East Anglia, Magna Carta Project
  • Pieter Coertzen, Professor, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • W. Cole Durham, Jr., Professor of Law and Director, ICLRS, Brigham Young University Law School
  • Frederick M. Gedicks, Professor of Law, Brigham Young University Law School
  • Bruce C. Hafen, Former Provost, Brigham Young University, and Former Dean, BYU Law School
  • Richard H. Helmholz, Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Mark Hill QC, Honorary Professor, Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University; Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria; Visiting Professor, Dickson Poon Law School, King's College, United Kingdom
  • Akinola Ibidapo-Obe, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos
  • David M. Kirkham, Senior Fellow for Comparative Law and International Policy; Regional Advisor for the European Union and Council of Europe, ICLRS, and Associate Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University
  • Tore Lindholm, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway
  • David Little, Research Fellow, Berkley Center, Georgetown University; Professor Emeritus, Harvard Divinity School
  • Nicholas Miller, Professor and Director, International Religious Liberty Institute, Andrews University
  • Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, India

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Academy, including:
  • Rex Ahdar, Professor of Law, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Andrea Ajibade, Lecturer, Jurisprudence and International Law, University of Lagos
  • Renae Barker, Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia
  • Iain T. Benson, Professor of Law, University of the Free State, South Africa
  • Neil Foster, Faculty of Business and Law, Newcastle Law School, Australia
  • Mark Janis, Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut
  • Richard Moon, Professor of Law, Windsor Law, University of Windsor
  • Thiago Alves Pinto, St Peter's College, Oxford
  • Caroline Roberts, School of Law Bristol
  • Brett Scharffs, Professor of Law, Associate Dean, and Associate Director, ICLRS, BYU Law School
  • Keith Thompson, Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer, University of Notre Dame, Australia
  • Augusto Zimmermann, Senior Lecturer and Fmr Associate Dean, School of Law at Murdoch University
Photos from the Conference | Monday Program | Wednesday Program | Magna Carta 800 Newsletter | Conference Flyer | {*}For information about "Magna Carta, Religion and The Rule of Law", see speech by The Rt Hon Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls - Temple, London, 7 June 2014

http://www.iclrs.org/index.php?pageId=1&contentId=1&blurbId=45188
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MessagePosté le: Mar 4 Aoû - 12:49 (2015)    Sujet du message: LAW, RELIGION, AND POLITICS : CHALLENGES TO TRADITIONAL BORDERS IN GLOBAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES Répondre en citant



November 6, 2015

LAW, RELIGION, AND POLITICS : CHALLENGES TO TRADITIONAL BORDERS IN GLOBAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES 

Graduate Student Workshop
November 6 and 7, 2015
New Haven, CT

Call for Papers

Organized by the Yale Law School and the Yale Divinity School

 The Yale Law School and the Yale Divinity School invite submissions for a Graduate Student Workshop to be held as part of the conference on Law, Religion, and Politics: Challenges to Traditional Borders in Global and Comparative Perspectives. The conference marks the fourth anniversary of the Debating Law & Religion Series at Yale Law School. It will draw together leading scholars of religion from across traditional academic disciplines to reassess the place of religion in our contemporary societies. Panels will investigate the diversification of Church-State arrangements across the world as well as the emergence of counter-narratives that challenge the traditional arc of modern secularization. In addressing traditional debates about the place of religion in the public sphere (e.g., creationism in public schools, religious symbols and proselytization in the armed forces, state subsidies for faith-based initiatives, etc.) as well as the institutional and social changes they have provoked, this conference seeks to understand the relationship of law and religion in the contemporary world and to explore its legal and political implications.

In line with the conference theme, the Graduate Student Workshop will showcase emerging scholarship that examines, challenges, and reassesses the traditional boundaries of law, religion, and politics. It is open to current graduate and professional students.

Submissions: Abstracts of not more than 300 words should be submitted to Michael Clemente at michael.clemente@yale.edu by March 15, 2015.
Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by April 15, 2015. Selected applicants will be asked to submit their papers of up to 10,000 words in length by October 15, 2015.

http://www.law.yale.edu/news/lawreligion15.htm


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MessagePosté le: Mer 5 Aoû - 18:16 (2015)    Sujet du message: LE «PARDON D'ASSISE» ET LE SACREMENT DE LA MISERICORDE Répondre en citant

LE «PARDON D'ASSISE» ET LE SACREMENT DE LA MISERICORDE

Ou plutôt le pardon du Pape si nous revenons vers la Sainte Eglise catholique, en nous rapprochant du sacrement de la Miséricorde en recevant la communion, signe de notre soumission à cette Eglise perdue. Un avertissement à peine voilé pour les non-repentants!

A l’occasion du « Pardon de la Portioncule », le pape François évoque la «bonne « honte » éprouvée par tous ceux qui s’approchent de la miséricorde de Dieu dans le sacrement de la réconciliation.

Rome, 3 août 2015 (ZENIT.org) Anita Bourdin 


Le pape François évoque la bonne "honte" que tout le monde ressent dans le sacrement de la réconciliation qu’il appelle "sacrement de la miséricorde"

Le pape a évoqué le pardon d ‘Assise, dimanche, 2 août, après l’angélus de midi, à propos de l'indulgence plénière obtenue par saint François d'Assise, ou "Pardon de la Portioncule", du 1er août à midi au 2 août à minuit.

On prie le Credo, et aux intentions du pape, le Notre Père, le Je vous salue Marie, un Gloire au Père. Une démarche faite ensemble dans les églises romaines, à la fin des messes. Des prières accompagnées de la Confession individuelle et de communion sacramentelle.

« C’est vrai que quand nous allons au confessionnal, nous ressentons un peu de honte. Cela arrive à tout le monde, à nous tous, mais nous devons nous souvenir que même cette honte est une grâce qui nous prépare à l’embrassement du Père, qui toujours pardonne et toujours pardonne tout », a expliqué le pape.

« Aujourd’hui, on fait mémoire du « Pardon d’Assise ». C’est un appel fort à se rapprocher du Seigneur dans le sacrement de la Miséricorde et aussi en recevant la Communion », a-t-il rappelé.

« Il y a des gens qui ont peur de s’approcher de s’approcher de la Confession, en oubliant que, là, nous ne rencontrons pas un juge sévère, mais le Père immensément miséricordieux », a ajouté le pape.

( 3 août 2015) © Innovative Media Inc.

http://www.zenit.org/fr/articles/le-pardon-d-assise-et-le-sacrement-de-la-m…


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MessagePosté le: Jeu 6 Aoû - 04:12 (2015)    Sujet du message: REPORT : POPE FRANCIS INVITES OPRAH, MATT DAMON TO VATICAN Répondre en citant

REPORT : POPE FRANCIS INVITES OPRAH, MATT DAMON TO VATICAN


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by Kelli Serio5 Aug 2015

Pope Francis may be expecting a visit from a group of Hollywood power players, including Oprah and businessman David Geffen this fall, a source told The Hollywood Reporter this week.

While the pontiff confessed back in May he hasn’t watched TV since 1990, he reportedly wants to change how the church is perceived in Western media, and has arranged a summit to discuss at the Vatican in the coming months.

“I have not watched TV since 1990. It’s a promise that I made [to] the Virgin of Carmen on the night of July 15, 1990. I told myself: ‘It’s not for me,” he told Argentine newspaper La Vos del Pueblo at the time.

Invited attendees at the special meeting will be Oprah Winfrey, film and TV producer Brian Grazer, Matt Damon, William Morris Endeaver superagent Ari Emanuel with his co-CEO Patrick Whitesell, and David Geffin, per the source.

WME has yet to confirm if the invitation by the leader of the Catholic Church will be accepted.

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MessagePosté le: Ven 7 Aoû - 09:59 (2015)    Sujet du message: SALUTATION DU PAPE AUX VISITEURS DU MOYEN-ORIENT Répondre en citant

SALUTATION DU PAPE AUX VISITEURS DU MOYEN-ORIENT

 
Le pape François a salué en italien les visiteurs de langue arabe lors de l'audience générale du mercredi. Son collaborateur a traduit en arabe ses salutations et sa catéchèse

Rome, 6 août 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter 


Le pape François s’est adressé avec une salutation cordiale aux pèlerins de langue arabe lors de la première audience générale après la période estivale le mercredi 5 août, en la salle Paul VI du Vatican.

« Je souhaite une cordiale bienvenue aux pèlerins de langue arabe, en particulier à ceux du Moyen-Orient ! a dit le pape. Chers frères et sœurs, nous sommes tous appelés à imiter le Bon Pasteur qui connaît chacune de ses brebis et n’exclut personne de son amour infini ».

Le pape a invité « en particulier les familles chrétiennes à collaborer » avec le Christ « en prenant soin des familles blessées et en les accompagnant dans la vie de foi de la communauté ».

Lors de sa catéchèse, le pape a parlé de la situation des personnes divorcées et remariées en invitant tous les membres des communautés chrétiennes à les « accueillir » et à les « encourager » à vivre « leur appartenance » à l’Église.

Le pape François a béni les pèlerins de langue arabe.

( 6 août 2015) © Innovative Media Inc.

http://www.zenit.org/fr/articles/salutation-du-pape-aux-visiteurs-du-moyen-…


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« INVOQUEZ LA MERE DE DIEU », INVITE LE PAPE FRANCOIS 

"Je suis le chemin, la Vérité et la Vie, nul ne vient au Père que par MOI"
Jean 14:6


Le jour de la dédicace de la Basilique Sainte-Marie-Majeure, le pape a demandé tout particulièrement aux jeunes, aux malades et aux nouveaux époux de prier la Mère de Dieu. À la messe pontificale du 5 août, la pluie de pétales de fleurs en l’honneur de Notre Dame de la Neige a eu lieu

Rome, 6 août 2015 (ZENIT.org) Marina Droujinina 


Le pape François a invité les jeunes, les malades et les nouveaux époux à invoquer la Mère de Dieu. Il a lancé cet appel le jour de la fête de la dédicace de la Basilique Sainte-Marie-Majeure, lors de l’audience générale du mercredi 5 août en la salle Paul VI du Vatican.

« J’adresse une pensée spéciale aux jeunes, aux malades et aux nouveaux époux, a dit le pape. Aujourd’hui, nous célébrons la dédicace de la Basilique Sainte-Marie-Majeure, où l’on vénère l’icône de [la Vierge] « Salut du peuple romain ». Invoquez la Mère de Dieu, chers jeunes, pour sentir la douceur de son amour, a demandé le pape;  priez-la dans les moments de croix et de souffrance, chers malades, en particulier vous, les « Anges de la liberté » de Syracuse ; regardez-la, chers nouveaux époux, comme le modèle de votre chemin conjugal de dévouement et de fidélité ».

Le pape François se rend souvent à la Basilique Sainte-Marie-Majeure pour une prière personnelle devant une icône de Marie, « Salut du peuple romain ».

L’Église célèbre la fête de la dédicace de Sainte-Marie-Majeure, une des quatre basiliques papales de Rome, le 5 août. À la messe pontificale de ce mercredi matin, il y a eu la pluie de pétales de fleurs, lancés depuis un caisson du plafond pour rappeler la chute miraculeuse de la neige dans la nuit du 4 au 5 août de l’année 358 sur le site où se trouve la basilique actuelle.

Selon la tradition, la Vierge Marie est apparue dans un rêve à deux fidèles chrétiens romains, le patricien Jean et son épouse, ainsi qu’au pape Libère (352-366), demandant de construire une église en son honneur sur le site où la neige tomberait. Le pape Libère a tracé les contours de l'église dans la neige et la première basilique a été construite sur ce site. Elle a été complétée un siècle plus tard par le pape Sixte III, après le Concile d'Éphèse au cours duquel Marie a été déclarée Mère de Dieu.

( 6 août 2015) © Innovative Media Inc.

http://www.zenit.org/fr/articles/invoquez-la-mere-de-dieu-invite-le-pape-fr…


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MessagePosté le: Dim 9 Aoû - 03:46 (2015)    Sujet du message: POPE TO USE LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG LECTERN Répondre en citant

POPE TO USE LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG LECTERN

Abraham Lincoln was kill by the order of the Jesuits and today we have a jesuit Pope coming to try to finish the job.



VIDEO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpVPYoEMcvs

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... John Harrison Surratt, the nineteen-year-old son of Mrs. Mary E. Surratt, who was chosen by the Jesuits as the arch conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, had studied three years in preparation for the Roman priesthood at the Sulpician Fathers monastery, at Charles County, Maryland, previous to the breaking out of the Civil War. The Sulpician Fathers is a branch of the Jesuit order. (He also Took Refuge in a Catholic monastery after the assassination of President Lincoln. Which was the usual duty of a monastery. To hide criminals from the law under the protection of Rome. His mother hung from the gallows as shown in the picture below.)...

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MessagePosté le: Lun 10 Aoû - 10:00 (2015)    Sujet du message: TIMOR-LESTE TO SIGN CONCORDAT WITH CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR 500th ANNIVERSARY OF EVANGELIZATION Répondre en citant

TIMOR-LESTE TO SIGN CONCORDAT WITH CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR 500th ANNIVERSARY OF EVANGELIZATION

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Timor oriental : Signature d’un accord avec le Saint-Siège
Concordat
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Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araujo Says Catholicism Helped Shape Country's Identity

East Timor, August 07, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter 


On the 500-year anniversary of evangelization in the nation, Timor-Leste, will sign a concordat with the Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on behalf of the Catholic Church, reported Fides.

Yesterday, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Parolin as papal envoy to the forthcoming celebrations on August 15, the feast of the Assumption of Mary, in the island nation's capital of Dili.

With the Portuguese arriving in 1615, the evangelization of the small Asiatic State of East Timor had begun. Since 2006, the treaty has been under negotiation, but was not finalized until two months ago. 

In a recent interview, Timor-Leste's Prime Minister, Rui Maria de Araujo, said, "East Timor is one of the most Catholic countries in the world."Catholicism and the Portuguese language, the prime minister stressed, are "two elements which have shaped our identity as a nation and this a good thing."

The government issued an official statement claiming the Catholic Church has for 500 years provided "great spiritual, human and material support to the Timorese people, and also contributed decisively to the liberation process of Timor-Leste."


East Timor, or Timor-Leste, is an extremely poor, but predominantly Christian, country in Maritime Southeast Asia. It was occupied by Indonesia until 1999 when, following the United Nations-sponsored act of self-determination, Indonesia relinquished control of the territory. East Timor became a sovereign state on May 20, 2002. After independence, East Timor became a member of the United Nations.

According to Jesuit religious, after the nation's independence in 2002, its government had to rebuild the education system in order to develop its nation’s identity and economy.

Ninety-nine percent of East Timor’s 1.2 million people are Christians. (D.C.L.)


(August 07, 2015) © Innovative Media Inc.

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IRAQI PRELATE TELLS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ABOUT NEW CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF ERBIL 

"If, in 100 years our Christian community still survives in Iraq, it may well be that the CUE will prove to have been one of the primary reasons for that survival"

United States of America, August 06, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter 


Here is the text of an address given Tuesday by Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda, Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil, Iraq, to the Knights of Columbus gathered for their annual Supreme Convention.

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Greetings in Christ the Redeemer,

I speak to you from Iraq, the land of ancient Mesopotamia, where we have worshipped as Christians since the apostles Thomas and Thaddeus first brought us the teachings of Christ, nearly 2,000 years ago. But friends, this most ancient of Christian communities, from which I bring you our warmest blessings and greetings, is now in perhaps its most perilous time ever. With the brutal attacks by ISIS in the summer of 2014 against our faithful in the city of Mosul, and then the Christian towns of the Nineveh Plain, more than 125,000 of our brothers and sisters were violently and forcibly displaced. Forced to flee for their lives, these Christians have had to leave their houses, properties, past, and indeed their very heritage behind them. Churches and holy places where people had worshipped for centuries have now been destroyed and desecrated, the Holy Cross replaced by the flag of ISIS. Many of these families fled to the relative safety of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where now they wonder how their lives can go forward. Brothers and Sisters, these people are in our care, yours and mine, and I speak to you on their behalf now. 

Truly, the Christians of Iraq face a dangerous and difficult future. It is heartbreaking for us to see unprecedented numbers of our faithful leaving their homeland to face a frightening and unknown future as refugees with little hope in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, with others planning to leave as well. As a church, we have no option other than to pray for them. To be an internally displaced person, or IDP, in your own land is an extraordinarily tragic experience to go through. Although we are deeply concerned and worried about the prevailing political, security, cultural and economic situation, as a church we are not in the position to convince anyone to stay or leave. From a practical standpoint, despite our ongoing efforts, we do not yet have enough ready jobs which might encourage wage earners to stay. 

So far, more than 5000 families have left the country since the summer of 2014. Some have been welcomed into Europe, the States, or Australia, but many more families are now in refugee camps simply waiting for their number to be called. They are in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, and their future is on indefinite hold for years, perhaps decades. Meanwhile, their meager resources dwindle to nothing and they live an existence which sits on the border of despair. 

We have to admit, as a church, that we were not prepared at all for the crisis which landed upon us last summer. It never occurred to any of us that we would overnight experience what our ancestors did at the hands of the Turks a hundred years ago ñ the need to flee for our lives. We were invested in our homes and villages, busy as a church and as a people, with work, pastoral activities, catechism and the promotion of a deeply rooted Christian life and purpose. What befell us has disrupted and fractured everything we held close except our faith. 

But we know we have not been completely alone, and we continue to make such efforts as we can to fight against despair and the evil which lies beneath it. Through the support and prayers of benevolent people like you we have sought during this crisis to ease the needs of our IDP families and provide them with the basic needs for subsistence wherever we have happened to find them. We have made shelters of church gardens and halls, catechism classrooms, public schools, tents, incomplete building structures, and in rented houses where we have had to accommodate some 20-30 individuals per house. 

Realizing that the crisis is going to take a long time and as winter was approaching, we took quick steps to lease houses for refugees in different sections of the province of Erbil to accommodate 2000 families and to set up 1700 single room pre-fab homes. Now, all of our Christian IDP's are in at least a semi-permanent dwelling. This is far from ideal, but certainly an improvement on the original tents and semi-completed buildings which had been the best we could do for many. 

In extending your hand of help to us, your had expressed your hope that we work towards providing decent accommodation and secure job opportunities. To that end we approached you asking for the construction of low cost housing, towards which your charity was so generous. We continue to work on this project for which the Kurdistan Regional Government has allocated us a 27 hectare plot of land, which I have in turn requested them to allocate to the Christian Endowment Office with an aim to treat all with equal footing. While this work is ongoing, in the current political circumstances it requires from us the virtue of patience. There is a great deal of good will towards us in the Kurdish Government as evidenced by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani celebrating Christmas with us in solidarity this past December, but the politics of land in Iraq is one of great complication. While we must and shall persevere, we must also be patient with our timing, and persistent in our prayers. 

We have also opened two medical centers to offer free medical services to the refugee community. The Sacred Heart Sisters from India are running St. Joseph's clinic, assisted young doctors who are training as volunteers to offer medical services especially to those suffering from chronic disease. The clinic serves some 2000 patients by providing them with medication at a monthly cost of US$ 42,000.00. 

At present we also are rehabilitating a building structure to serve as a maternity and child care hospital. Additionally, we have opened a trauma response center to respond to the needs of many who have been scarred deeply by the crisis. You are all familiar with the reality of PTSD as experienced by your returning soldiers. You can imagine how this same type of trauma affects civilians, most especially the children who have seen the horrors of violent persecution and conflict. 

But we have not focused on physical and medical needs alone. Based on our conviction that illiteracy and ignorance are the most dangerous long-term enemy that we face here in the Middle East, and urged by a wish to heal the wounds in the hearts and souls of our faithful, we have been working to help our students pursue their studies. Truly, it is difficult for us to see how any meaningful future can continue for us without access to education for our youths. To address this need, through the support of a number of agencies we have been able to build 8 schools to accommodate 8700 students at the high school level. 

Of critical importance to us, we have also embarked on building the Catholic University of Erbil, or CUE. With great support from the Italian Bishops Council and the Catholic Bishops of Australia, we are grateful to announce that the first classes at CUE will open this fall. Here in the US, and especially in Philadelphia with its many excellent universities, you are all familiar with the importance of so-called Anchor Institutional for the economic and social well being of communities. For the remaining Christians in Iraq, the importance of CUE goes beyond even this. While intended as an Anchor Institution economically, CUE also represents for us a stand of faith and commitment against the evil of ISIS and others, a means through which we can say to the world that we refuse to be marginalized, that we are children of God and this is our home. 

Based upon the best Western standards of learning, and utilizing English as the exclusive language of instruction, the opportunity for an education like CUE will offer would have been impossible in Mosul for both Christians and Muslims alike. And because we must prepare educated and tolerant leaders for the future, we are going to open the doors of the university for Muslims as well so that they may know who we are, what our faith is like, and what is our love for Christ, and His for us who are His sons and daughters. This form of evangelism by example has deep roots in the Christian history of Iraq. For many years in our country it was Catholic Universities and Hospitals which taught and trained leaders from throughout the Middle East. If we are now to survive as a people it is critical that we develop the capacity to reclaim this example. The Catholic University of Erbil stands as an act of faith and hope that testifies to our love for Christ and our Christian commitment to service and love for our fellow man. If, in 100 years our Christian community still survives in Iraq, it may well be that the CUE will prove to have been one of the primary reasons for that survival. I cannot overemphasize its importance to us. 

In opening the Catholic University of Erbil, I am asking you now for your support in helping us enroll the first 100 IDP students at an estimated cost of $15,000 per student which will cover full tuition for five years, the first year of which will be a thorough grounding in academic skills and English language. 

While CUE will enroll students outside the IDP population as well, it is vital to us that a meaningful percentage of our student body consists of IDPs. These are students from families with no money and little hope. To give them a place at CUE will give hope not only to the students themselves, but to their families as well. We have no doubt that it will make the difference in many cases between whether a family decides to remain in Erbil or flee to uncertainty in another country. 

Brothers and Sisters,

You were among the first to extend a life-saving hand to us in our time of peril. You stood at our side, just as our Mother Mary and the Beloved Disciple did at the side of the Crucified, even while much of the world turned away. In the powerful advertisement which you have produced, and which I thank you for, the viewers are told that “the lack of international response has been shocking, and they are asked if we don't help, who will?” Well my dear brothers and sisters, we know who has helped us, we know who has stood by us, and we know it was you. I am here to say thank you for your charity, thank you for your prayers, thank you for your generous love. 

We ask you to continue to be a voice for our suffering, and to work to pressure those concerned to stop this evil which seeks to kill us, and to continue with your support for us to help the Christians of Iraq stay and survive on their ancestral land. May Our Lord bestow his blessing upon you and may our Mother Mary embrace you all in her motherly love.

(August 06, 2015) © Innovative Media Inc.

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POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE TO COLOMBIA PEACE MEETING

“His Holiness supports the works with his prayers, so that, in the framework of institutionalism, they will contribute with courage and creativity to identify solutions that reinforce peace and justice

Rome, August 14, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter 


Here is the translation of the message sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, on behalf of Pope Francis to the 18th Meeting of the Ordinary Jurisdiction on “Transitional Justice, Peace and Post-Conflict”.


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To the Secretary General of the Episcopate,

Monsignor Jose Daniel Falla Robles

Your Excellency,

His Holiness Pope Francis has been informed that, during the days of August 13 and 14, the 18th Meeting is taking place in the city of Cartagena of the Indies, of the Ordinary Jurisdiction whose central theme is ‘Transitional Justice, Peace and Post-Conflict.”

The subject of this Meeting is of crucial importance for Colombia’s future, and in the present globalized time, it has a scope that goes beyond the national borders themselves.

Therefore, His Holiness supports the works with his prayers, so that, in the framework of institutionalism, they will contribute with courage and creativity to identify solutions that reinforce peace and justice, in respect of the national and international juridical order. In this way, the Meeting will help to build an increasingly inclusive society and obtain a stable and lasting peace.

With these sentiments, the Holy Father cordially greets Your Excellency, while he invokes the Lord’s blessing upon all the participants in the Meeting and their families.
 
Signed,

Cardinal Pietro Parolin,

Secretary of State of His Holiness

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MessagePosté le: Sam 15 Aoû - 02:50 (2015)    Sujet du message: LES CLOCHES SONNERONT LE 15 AOÛT POUR LES CHRETIENS D'ORIENT Répondre en citant



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LES CLOCHES SONNERONT LE 15 AOÛT POUR LES CHRETIENS D'ORIENT


Un autre signal pour le déclenchement final de la 3e guerre mondiale, samedi le 15 août 2015? Je partageais justement avec mon conjoint, il y a deux jours de ces cloches qui sont utilisées pour annoncer une guerre et/ou qui sont utilisées pour annoncer la fin d'une guerre.

"Prier Marie qui fait tomber les murs
" Jésus n'est-il pas celui qui fait tomber les murs du péché?

L'Eglise de France est très impliquée dans cette nouvelle évangélisation des chrétiens du Moyen-Orient, mais n'a rien à voir avec la protection des chrétiens persécutés. C'est une complète soumission par la ruse et par la force de tous ces pays.

Un grand redécoupage de ces pays est en marche depuis plusieurs années et nous en voyons les fruits destructeurs chaque jour. Les évêques de France jouent un rôle majeur de médiateurs de la "Paix" dans tous ces pays.

Voyez comment on amène les catholiques français à s'unir sous la gouverne de la mère de toutes les abominations (Marie/Isis) afin de prier pour les chrétiens d'Iraq. Ce qu'ils ne se rendent pas compte c'est que bientôt cette grande misère s'abattra aussi sur la France, qui n'a pas veillé et qui s'est laissé séduire et corrompre par tous ces satanistes qui marchent avec cette Rome impudique et corrompue. Les entendez-vous ces grands religieux se soucier de toute cette militarisation de la planète?


Publié le 03 août 2015





A Fréjus-Toulon, Gap et Embrun, Bayonne, Avignon et Ajaccio les cloches sonneront dans toutes les églises le samedi 15 août 2015. Et pour cause, les évêques de ces diocèses ont appelé leurs fidèles à se rassembler sur les parvis de leurs églises à midi, pour manifester leur soutien fraternel aux chrétiens d’Orient en proie à des persécutions dans leurs pays à cause de leur foi.

« En Irak, les réfugiés bénéficient sans doute de l’aide humanitaire, mais voient s’amenuiser leurs chances de retourner dans leurs maisons dont ils ont été violemment expulsés par l’Etat Islamique, il y a un an. Découragés, beaucoup n’aspirent qu’à fuir sous des cieux plus cléments, espérant un avenir meilleur pour leurs enfants », écrit Mgr Marc Aillet, évêque de Bayonne, dans un communiqué publié le 23 juillet 2015 sur le site du diocèse.

C’est aussi le cas pour les chrétiens de Syrie. D’où l’appel lancé par Mgr Dominique Rey, évêque de Fréjus-Toulon, relayé par les autres évêques dans leurs diocèses respectifs.

Pour soutenir les chrétiens d’Orient, le groupe « Les Prêtres » de Gap a donné deux concerts à l’Olympia à Paris et a pu ainsi remettre à l’Œuvre d’Orient la somme de 200 000 euros.

Prier Marie qui fait tomber les murs

Face aux persécutions et massacres dont sont victimes les chrétiens d’Orient, ces diocèses entendent ainsi leur exprimer de vive voix leur solidarité et prier pour eux. « Il s’agit d’un geste de prière, de solidarité, de paix et de foi. Nous croyons qu’il peut avoir un vrai impact », indique Mgr Jean-Pierre Cattenoz, archevêque d’Avignon.


Le jour de l’Assomption donc, les cloches sonneront à midi dans les diocèses de Fréjus-Toulon, Gap et Embrun, Bayonne et Avignon, et les chrétiens et « personnes de bonne volonté » se rassembleront sur les parvis de leurs églises pour se recueillir silencieusement pendant quelques minutes avant de prier la Vierge Marie pour la paix en Orient, avec pour seule arme, l’amour dans leurs mains. Mgr Jean-Pierre Cattenoz explique que le jour de l’Assomption a été choisi parce que « quand tout va mal, quand on n’a plus rien, c’est vers la Vierge Marie que l’on se tourne ». Et de poursuivre : « Les Orientaux entretiennent souvent une forte dévotion à Marie », avant de proposer aux catholiques de dire ensemble la prière à « Marie qui fait tomber les murs ».

Selon lui, « les murs qui doivent tomber sont très vastes : ceux qui séparent les nations et les peuples qui s’entre-tuent, mais aussi ceux qui divisent les communautés entre elles, y compris en France ». C’est pourquoi l’archevêque d’Avignon prie : « Très sainte mère de Dieu…, fais naître en nous et en ce monde, la civilisation de l’amour jaillie de la croix et de la résurrection de ton divin Fils, Jésus-Christ, notre Sauveur, qui vit et règne dans les siècles des siècles. Amen. »

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BELLS AROUND THE GLOBE TO RING AUG. 15 IN SOLIDARITY WITH MIDEAST CHRISTIANS

 
Event on Solemnity of Assumption Recognizes World's Most Persecuted Religious Group

Ireland, August 14, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter 


Catholic bishops across the world will be ringing church bells in their dioceses at noon tomorrow on the Feast of the Assumption, in solidarity with persecuted Christians in the Middle East. 

For example, Bishop John McAreavey of Dromore, Ireland, chair of the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, has invited parishes to support this important symbolic moment of solidarity and reflection.

Bishop McAreavey said, “Christians are now the world’s most oppressed religious group, facing religious discrimination and persecution in over a hundred countries.  Each year, thousands of Christians are being tortured and killed because of their faith. Yet the international community has been slow to recognise Christians as victims of religious persecution.  The lack of protest at their treatment is truly shocking.  In parts of the Middle East ravaged by conflict Christians have lost everything for their faith.  Many have lost their lives.  Those who remain face a terrifying and uncertain future.

“Tomorrow, on the Feast of the Assumption, the global silence on the persecution of Christians will be broken by the sound of church bells at midday.  As Christians throughout the world gather to celebrate Mass on a Holy Day dedicated to Our Lady, it is appropriate that we pause to remember those who are suffering because of their faith.  Our fellow bishops in Iraq have told Irish bishops how important spiritual solidarity and prayer are to them in their suffering.  As Archbishop Petros Mouche of Mosul told us during his visit to Maynooth in June: 'With so many people praying for us, it reminds us that God cannot forget us'.

“On the Feast of the Assumption we pray to Our Lady for the protection of vulnerable and displaced populations in the Middle East.  We pray for peace and healing for all those who suffer.  I invite all parishes to join the ‘Christian Bells’ initiative, by ringing their local church bells for up to fifteen minutes, and thereby expressing solidarity with our fellow Christians suffering in the Middle.  I also urge people to support this initiative on Facebook and on Twitter."

In England and Wales, churches will ring their bells on Sunday, since the feast of the Assumption will be celebrated Sunday there and in many other countries.

The lead Bishop for International Affairs at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Bishop Declan Lang, will have the bells of his cathedral rung at 12.30 on Sunday as a mark of prayer, solidarity and support for persecuted Christians and all religious minorities across the Middle East. 

Bishop Declan said he would be remembering all minority communities who are experiencing persecution. He invites people to pray for peace in the Middle East Region, and to remember all those who are refugees from their homeland.

 
(August 14, 2015) © Innovative Media Inc.

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BREAD OF HEAVEN, BORN FROM THE VIRGIN MARY TAKEN TO HEAVEN

Here the reasons, I think the bells will ring around the world in august 15. Idolatry and worship to the Scarlet Woman/Isis and to the mother earth.

...Jesuit Wolf in Sheep's Clothes Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change due June 18, 2015 allegedly with an announcement on preparations for Alien visitation. Pope Francis believes and teaches a billion Catholics in Baptizing Martians, the Big Bang, Evolution, Global Warming and Alien visitations for Pete's sake. Jesuit Fr Guy Consolmogno uses LUCIFER (Binocular Telescope) at the Vatican Observatory to prove Aliens are coming to Earth. The Bible says "Above all else, Swear Not"; Swearing of Jesuits Oaths began on the Feast Day of Lucifer Aug 15, 1534. What else would Jesuit astronomers use but LUCIFER? Under the Papal Cathedra (Teaching Seat) at St John Lateran is the Shahada "There is no god but Allah". Allah is the 4000 yr old Arab moon god "Sin"; Lucifer is the "Man of Sin". The Throne of Lucifer (Satan's Seat) is ISIS.  Jesuit Knight John Kerry (Kohen) allegedly injured meeting ISIS Commander...
http://theresnothingnew.org/


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Satanic ritual from Ararita O.T.O.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 5:00pm


Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Join ARARITA Saturday evening in Escondido for our Liber 231 Scrying event. Liber 231 is a Class A Thelemic document that contains various symbols related to the twenty two paths on the kabbalistic Tree of Life. By use of these sigils in a scrying ritual, the individual can gain insight into the nature of these paths and what states of consciousness they imply.
http://hermetic.com/crowley/libers/lib231.html

The donation for this event is $5.
To RSVP to this event please contact secretary@ararita.org


Love is the law, love under will.
http://www.ararita.org/content/liber-231-scrying

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Que va-t-il se passer le 15 août et que faire ?
 
Le 15 août, il y aura donc un alignement planétaire spécial et le CERN poussera ses machines au maximum dans le but de déconnecter la Terre de la Source (et donc les humains)....

... Simon parkes lance un appel à tous faire une « méditation » collective le 15 août à 12H heure Angleterre (13h heure de Paris), pendant 5 minutes où nous émettrons tous l’intention que « l’opération prévue ne rompe pas la connexion de la Terre avec la Source ». ...

L'article : http://lauramarietv.com/informations-importantes-a-propos-du-15-aout-2015-c…


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BREAD OF HEAVEN, BORN FROM THE VIRGIN MARY TAKEN TO HEAVEN

Lectio Divina, Solemnity of the Assumption, Aug. 15

France, August 13, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 


Rv 11,19a; 12, 1-6a.10ab; Ps 44; 1 Cor 15, 20-27a; Lk 1: 39-56

XX Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B - August 16, 2015

Roman Rite

Prv 9, 1-6; Ps 34; Eph 5.15 to 20; Jn 6,51-58

Ambrosian Rite

Jer 25: 1-13; Ps 136; Rom 11: 25-32; Mt 10: 5b-15

XII Sunday after Pentecost

Foreword.

The Solemnity of the Assumption [1] on August 15, 2015, falls on a Saturday, therefore it is immediately followed by the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. This Sunday’s Gospel proposes a passage in which the bread symbolizes not only the word of Jesus to be accepted by faith, but the sacrament of the Eucharist (Jn 6: 51-58). These are two solemnities that are centered on Mary into Heaven and Christ the Bearer of Heaven.  For this reason I think that it is useful to present them together.

ASSUMPTION

1) Mary, Ark of the Covenant - Eucharistic woman.

I think that the Solemnity of the Assumption is the most important of the feasts of Our Lady, because the Church celebrates the mystery of our resurrection that in the person of Mary has already happened. Today's feast shows us that Mary, the Virgin Mother, is the one who has lived her life entirely in Christ. The tradition, especially the one from the East, doesn’t talk about the death of Mary but about her "Dormition" that is, she does not end her life but fulfills it so that God “takes her to heaven." With the celebration of the Virgin taken into heaven, the liturgy teaches us that the Mother of God is the human person that in heaven shares the fullness of glory and enjoy the happiness of God. At the same time, the liturgy calls us to become “arks "of the living God who is always with us, and "dwellings "of the presence of God where men can meet him, thus living in communion with Him and knowing the reality of heaven.

Today's solemnity is a festival of joy, because love has won. Life has won. Love has been proved to be stronger than death. God possesses the true strength and his strength is goodness and love. The body of the Virgin Mary could not know the corruption of the grave because it had carried the Author of Life. Looking at that body, transfigured by the glory of God, we can guess the fate of our body. Death is not the last word on life.  Death - the mystery of the Assumption of the Virgin assures us - is the passage to Life toward Love

The assumption is also our feast because it celebrates what we will be, what in us is yet to come but that certainly will come.

It is therefore a joyous celebration of hope for all of us because in the Assumption we contemplate the fact that life does not end in nothing, but in God's heart. This Heart is the destination toward which we go when we tie our lives to that of Jesus. Following Christ as did the Virgin Mary, we will be forever with Him in God because in God "there is room for mankind."

It is also true that in the human being there is room for God (Pope Francis). No one more than Mary made room for God so much so that one of the names by which we pray her is the "Ark of the Covenant." Mary is the living Ark of the Covenant. Already St. John of Damascus (676-749) referring to this mystery, said in a homily "Today the One and Holy Virgin is led to the heavenly temple ... Today the sacred ark animated by the Living God, [the ark] that led her unborn Maker, rests in the temple of the Lord, not built by human hands "(Homily II on the Dormition, 2, PG 96, 723), and continued" It was necessary that she who had hosted in her womb the Logos (Word) of God, took up residence in the tabernacles of his Son ... It was necessary that the Bride that the Father had chosen lived in the bridal chamber of heaven "(ibid., 14, PG 96, 742).

Mary, the first tabernacle of the real presence of God in the world, is the new Ark of the Covenant in front of which the heart is filled with joy, the same joy that made John the Baptist leap in Elizabeth's womb when Mary came to visit his mother in a small village Ain Karim, a few kilometers from Jerusalem.

Mary, the Mother of God, teaches us not to keep for ourselves this Presence of heaven, but to offer it bringing the light of goodness into the darkness that is in the world. The Bread of Heaven shared between brothers and sisters is food for our exodus of love towards heaven.

XX SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

2) Mary, Woman of the Eucharist.

With the Assumption we celebrate the Mother of Christ, entering the heavenly Jerusalem to meet the face of the Father and the Son. The journey that she has started going to her cousin Elizabeth ends in heaven. For the record I must say that, in the journey of life, Mary never broke away from her son.  At the beginning, after having given birth in Bethlehem, she fled with the baby Jesus to Egypt. Back at home in Nazareth she took him as a teenager to Jerusalem. In Nazareth for thirty years she contributed to his becoming an adult. Then she followed him when he left the village of Galilee to preach in the towns and cities of Israel. Finally she accompanied him to the cross, "suffering with her Son and associating herself with maternal heart to his sacrifice" (Lumen Gentium 58).

Being faithfully under the Cross, Mary is fully joined to the offering sacrifice of her Son. This way she lived, "a sort of early Eucharist, one might say a spiritual communion of desire and of oblation, that had its fulfillment in the union with the Son in his passion" (Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 56).

The gospel of this 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, in which Christ speaks of himself as living bread is well commented by the Gregorian antiphon believed and sung by the Church: "Ave Verum Corpus, natum de Maria Virgine" (Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary -  XIV century) indicating the essential relationship of the Mother of Jesus in the Eucharist. No doubt the reference to Mary is the guarantor of the true belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. For example, when Berenger (+1088) proposed a symbolic interpretation of the Eucharist emptying the realism of the body of Christ, the Roman Council of 1079 ordered him to endorse the fact that the bread and wine after the consecration are "the true body of Christ that is born from the Virgin "(DS 700).

This underlines the role of the Mother who is the source of the true humanity of the Son. Mary reminds us that the Word made flesh in her womb is the same bread of life offered as food to the faithful. She performs the valuable function of linking the Eucharist with the mystery of the Incarnation.  St. Bernard of Clairvaux gave voice to the gratitude toward the Mother of Jesus of the faithful receiving the Eucharist saying "Here I ask you to consider how much we owe to the Blessed Mother of God and how we have to give thanks to her after we give thanks to God. That body of Christ that the most blessed Virgin generated, held in her lap with love, wrapped in swaddling clothes and fed with maternal care, that same and certainly not another, now we receive on the holy altar, and his blood we draw in the Sacrament of our redemption "(Sermo 2 de Natali Domini).

Following the example of Mary, the consecrated Virgins in the world are also Eucharistic women who cultivate in themselves in a special way the two attitudes essential to live the Eucharist: that of love and that of the offering. These women teach us to identify ourselves with the feelings of Mary when she participated in the Mass and took communion.  These feelings have been well expressed by St. John Paul II “The body given up for us and made present under sacramental signs was the same body which she had conceived in her womb! For Mary, receiving the Eucharist must have somehow meant welcoming once more into her womb that heart which had beat in unison with hers and reliving what she had experienced at the foot of the Cross. “(Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 56).

Like Mary the consecrated virgins participate in the celebration of the Eucharist with the joy that comes from faith (Acts 8,8.39; 13,48.52; 16,34) and that she had experienced and expressed in the Magnificat (Luke 1,46- 47), and  the simplicity of heart which is characteristic of the poor of Yahweh and  of the people who live the Gospel.

These consecrated women show us to have understood how it is unavoidable to give oneself to Christ that in the Eucharist gives himself and his love. This love aims to eternity and the life that Jesus communicates, making himself as bread, is eternal life. This real life is not just for the afterlife but already now restores dignity to man's earthly days and to his work in search of reconciliation with the times of celebration and of family and commitment to overcome the uncertainty of the temporariness.

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Patristic Reading

John Chrysostome

Homily XLVII.

Jn 6,53-54

"Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, ye have not eternal life in yourselves. Whoso eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath life in himself."

4701 [1.] When we converse of spiritual things, let there be nothing secular in our souls, nothing earthy, let all such thoughts retire, and be banished, and let us3 be entirely given up to the hearing the divine oracles only. For if at the arrival of a king4 all confusion is driven away, much more when the Spirit speaketh with us do we need5 great stillness, great awe. And worthy of awe is that which is said to-day. How it is so, hear. “Verily I say unto you, Except a man eat My flesh, and drink My blood, he hath not eternal life in him.” Since the Jews had before asserted that this was impossible, He showeth not only that it is not impossible, but that it is absolutely necessary. Wherefore He addeth, “He that eateth My flesh and drinketh My blood, hath eternal life.”

“And I will raise him up at the last day.” For since He had said, “He that eateth of this bread shall not die for ever” (Jn 6,50, not verbally quoted), and it was likely that this would stand in their way, (just as they before said, “Abraham , and the prophets are dead; and how sayest Thou, that he shall not taste of death?”—c. 8,52, not verbally quoted). He bringeth forward the Resurrection to solve the question, and to show that (the man who eateth) shall not die at the last.6 He continually handleth the subject of the Mysteries, showing the necessity of the action, and that it must by all means be done.

Jn 6,55. “For My flesh is true7 meat, and My blood is true drink.”

What is that He saith?8 He either desireth to declare that this is the true meat which saveth the soul, or to assure them concerning what had been said, that they might not suppose the words to be a mere enigma or parable, but might know that it is by all means needful to eat the Body. Then He saith,

Jn 6,56. “He that eateth My flesh, dwelleth in Me.”

This He said, showing that such an one is blended with9 Him. Now what follows seems unconnected, unless we enquire into the sense; for, saith some one, after saying, “He that eateth My flesh, dwelleth in Me,” what kind of a consequence is it to add,

Jn 6,57. “As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father”?

Yet the words harmonize perfectly. For since He continually spake of “eternal life,” to prove this point He introduceth the expression, “dwelleth in Me”; for “if he dwelleth in Me, and I live, it is plain that he will live also.” Then He saith, “As the living Father hath sent Me.” This is an expression of comparison and resemblance, and its meaning is of this kind, “I live in like manner as the Father liveth.” And that thou mayest not deem Him unbegotten, He immediately subjoineth, “by the Father,” not by this to show that He needeth, in order to live, any power working in Him, 10 for He said before, to remove such a suspicion, “As the Father hath life in Himself, so hath He given to the Son also to have life in Himself”; now if He needeth the working of another, it will be found that either the Father hath not given Him so to have it, and so the assertion is false, or if He hath so given it, then He will need no other one to support Him. What then means the, “By the Father”? He here merely hinteth at the cause, and what He saith is of this kind: “As the Father liveth, so I live, and he that eateth Me shall live by Me.” And the “life” of which He speaketh is not life merely, but the excellent 11 life; for that He spake not simply of life, but of that glorious and ineffable life, is clear from this. For all men “live,” even unbelievers, and uninitiated, who eat not of that flesh. Seest thou that the words relate not to this life, but to that other? And what He saith is of this kind: “He that eateth My flesh, when he dieth shall not perish nor suffer punishment”; He spake not of the general resurrection, (for all alike rise again,) but concerning the special, the glorious Resurrection, that which hath a reward.

Jn 6,58. “This is that bread which came down from heaven; not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead; he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.”

Continually doth He handle the same point, so as to imprint it on the understanding of the hearers, (for the teaching on these points was a kind of final teaching,) and to confirm the doctrine of the Resurrection and of eternal life. Wherefore He mentioneth the Resurrection since He promiseth eternal life, showing that that life is not now, but after the Resurrection. 12 “And whence,” saith some one, “are these things clear?” From the Scriptures; to them He everywhere referreth the Jews, bidding them learn these things from them. And by saying, “Which giveth life to the world,” He inciteth them to jealousy, that from very vexation that others should enjoy the gift, they may not stay without. And continually He remindeth them of the manna, showing the difference, (between it and His bread,) and guiding them to the faith; for if He was able 13 to support their life for forty years without harvest, or corn, or other things in course; 14 much more now will He be able to do so, as having come for greater ends. Moreover, if those things were but types, and yet men collected what came down without sweat or labor; much more shall this be the case, where the difference is great both in the never dying, and in the enjoying the true life. And rightly hath He spoken often of “life,” since this is desired by men, and nothing is so pleasing to them as not to die. Since even under the old Covenant, this was the promise, length of life and many days, but now it is not length merely, but life having no end. He desireth at the same time to show, that He now revoketh the punishment caused by sin, annulling that sentence which condemneth to death, and bringing in not life merely, but life eternal, contrariwise to the former things. 15



[1] Although the proclamation of the dogma of the Assumption is fairly recent (1950), this feast is very old and in the tradition of the Eastern Churches is called "Dormition". Early indications on the Assumption of Mary date from the period between the end of the fourth century and that of the fifth century. For example, St. Ephrem the Syrian (306-373) claimed that Mary's body did not suffer corruption after death.


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"La Nouvelle Pentecôte est à nos portes, pourvu que nous recevions le Concile Vatican II selon une juste herméneutique et que nous nous tournions avec une confiance renouvelée vers la Vierge Marie." Mgr Marc Aillet

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CANADA : LE DIOCESE DE MONTREAL UNI AUX CHRETIENS D'ORIENT LE 15 AOÛT

Avec la petite recherche que je viens de faire, je vois que cela n'a rien à voir avec les chrétiens d'Orient, mais a tout à voir avec un rituel satanique en l'honneur de la Femme Ecarlate/Isis qui sera célébré par la société secrète de l'O.T.O.

L’archevêque de Montréal, Mgr Christian Lépine, lance un appel à faire sonner les cloches de tout l'archidiocèse, le 15 août à midi, en signe de solidarité avec les chrétiens d’Orient. Voir ce lien http://www.ararita.org/content/liber-231-scrying et suivez le lien et traduisez le texte. Une tromperie pour les goyens sur fond de mensonges, d'idolâtrie et de culte aux démons. La Vierge Marie n'est pas immaculée puisqu'elle a eu d'autres enfants, c'est donc une tromperie pour amener les foules à embrasser ce culte marial mis en place par l'Eglise catholique, il y a plusieurs siècles. Dans le cas présent, on utilise l'unité envers les chrétiens d'Orient pour nous amener vers ce culte marial catho-islam.

Rome, 13 août 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter 

Quelques jours après l’appel conjoint de l’archevêque de Lyon et de l’évêque d’Alep, Mgr Christian Lépine lance le même appel « aux paroisses, missions et communautés » de Montréal. Il lance aussi une invitation : que « toutes les personnes, où qu'elles soient, le même samedi 15 août à midi, [prennent] un temps de silence pour prier Dieu en faveur de la fin de la violence ».

Voici l’intégralité de son message : http://diocesemontreal.org/actualite/actualite/lecteur-actualites/items/son…
 
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PAX CHRISTI NETWORK RESOURCES ON CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE

 A Catholic organization - stand for the Palestine - war against God's land.
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CANADA : PANTHEISME : L'HYMNE A GAÏA A LA FIN DE LA MESSE TELEVISEE A TORONTO

Voilà la dernière religion mondiale qui prend sa place dans les églises. Cela va dans la complète direction de l'encyclique papal "Laudato Si" du pape François. C'est cette religion satanique que les religions et les dieux de l'antiquité vont imposer à toute les populations de la Terre, et quoi de mieux que les Eglises et les différentes religions païennes qui rassemblent et contrôlent des milliers de personnes pour avancer le royaume de Satan!


10 août 2015 16 h 04 min·



 
Il y a quelques semaines, une messe dominicale télévisée diffusée dans l’archidiocèse de Toronto a suscité la colère de nombreux catholiques qui ont pu la visionner à la télévision ou sur le site du diocèse : elle s’achevait sur une hymne à Gaïa – la Terre-Mère en d’autres termes – idolâtrée par les panthéistes qui voient en la Planète la déesse à laquelle il faut tout sacrifier. Le panthéisme s’introduit ainsi dans la liturgie catholique, à la faveur de la confusion créée au sommet de la hiérarchie catholique par le ton de Laudato si’

 
Il faut le dire tout de suite : à la suite des réactions de nombreux fidèles à ce scandale sans nom, le chancelier de l’archidiocèse de Toronto a indiqué que le prêtre célébrant cette messe du « 16e dimanche ordinaire » diffusée au mois de juillet, Mgr Brad Massman, 76 ans, à la retraite, devra s’expliquer afin d’assurer « que cela ne se reproduise pas ». Il semblerait donc que l’archevêque du lieu, le cardinal Thomas Collins, ait pris la mesure des choses. On ne peut adorer Gaïa et la Sainte Trinité en même temps… 

Le célébrant n’était pas au courant de la diffusion de l’hymne à Gaïa

Il faut savoir aussi que le bloggeur qui a porté cette triste affaire à la connaissance du monde, Vox cantoris, a commenté la reprise de l’affaire sur le blog anglocath en indiquant qu’il a aujourd’hui la « certitude » que Mgr Massman n’avait pas la moindre idée que l’hymne à Gaïa allait être diffusée à la fin de la messe qu’il célébrait en guise de chant final. « La musique a été enregistrée séparément dans le cadre d’une série et a été ajoutée au montage », indique-t-il, précisant que la messe du « 16e dimanche » elle-même n’a pas été enregistrée en juillet, mais à un autre moment, ce qui pose un autre problème liturgique de taille…
 
Bref, on ne peut pas tenir le prêtre pour responsable… mais alors qui ? S’agissant d’un office préenregistré, qui est chargé de vérifier le choix de ce qu’il faut bien appeler une « illustration musicale » ? Comment l’hymne O beautiful Gaïa a-t-elle pu être ajoutée au répertoire supposément catholique et interprétée dans le studio aménagé en église ?
 
Un début de réponse se trouve dans le succès que connaissent les œuvres de Carolyn Mcdade, auteur (ou devrions nous écrire : « auteure ») de cette hymne néopaïenne ? Originaire de la Louisiane, elle se présente comme « spiritualiste féministe » ce qui explique sa fascination avec la déesse terre qui permet d’échapper au « paternalisme » chrétien. Néanmoins, c’est dans le monde chrétien que l’on reprend ses chansonnettes sirupeuses, et l’utilisation d’O beautiful Gaïa dans la messe catholique télévisée de Toronto semble n’être pas une nouveauté…
 

Qui a laissé le panthéisme s’infiltrer dans la messe télévisée du diocèse de Toronto ?

Les paroles de ce chant se retrouvent sur bien des sites dédiés au nouveau panthéisme où l’on chante le « retour à l’unité avec tout ce qui vit ». C’est de cet acabit : « Fraîche rosée du matin, O Gaïa tu nous appelles. Fraîche rosée du matin, rentrons chez nous. »
Voilà qui cadre parfaitement avec l’esprit du panthéisme contemporain et spiritualiste tel qu’il se décrit lui-même : « La Nature est-elle le point focal de vos sentiments spirituels les plus profonds ? Recherchez-vous une spiritualité ou une religion centrée sur la Nature, sur le sauvetage de la Terre, sur la préservation de ses habitats et de ses espèces ? Le Panthéisme mondial est probablement, parmi les organisations spirituelles-religieuses, celle qui est la plus clairement centrée sur la Terre. La Nature est au cœur même de notre spiritualité, elle-même proche de l’Ecologie profonde, de la théorie de Gaïa, de la religion de la Nature, ou du culte de base qui adore directement la Nature. La manière la plus simple de résumer tout cela se trouve dans la phrase de Mikhaïl Gorbatchev : “La Nature est mon dieu.” »
 



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Washington DC Peace & Security Forum

PEACE AND SECURITY FORUM ON "THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN PEACE-BUILDING"

Written by Dr. William Selig, deputy director, UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs

Tuesday, July 14, 2015




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Washington, D.C., USA—On July 14, 2015, the UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs held a forum at The Washington Times on “The Role of Religion in Peace-Building.”

The role of religion in peace building in international affairs has been a source of meaningful discussion, particularly in the post-9/11 world in which we live, where religious extremism and the threat of conflict between religious communities exist. Too often traditional diplomacy has rejected the religious component in favor of political and military solutions. Panelists at the forum agreed that the religious approach to peace-building should complement the conventional secular approach.

The attendees included participants of a four-day Religious Youth Service (RYS) project in Washington, D.C. Among them were students or graduates from the University of Maryland, Rutgers University, University of Bridgeport, Towson University, West Virginia University, George Mason University, Montgomery College, and others.

Forum moderator, Dr. Antonio Betancourt, director of the UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs, gave welcoming remarks. “When the topic of peacemaking is raised, most people immediately think of the more traditional paths—political, diplomatic, military, or economic. However, I have found firsthand, in my grassroots experiences, that religion and faith-based organizations have an important role to play as the neutral peacemaker. Non-governmental organizations like UPF, RYS and the ICRD [the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy] provide what is called ‘track two diplomacy’ or ‘soft power’ solutions. Religion cannot replace traditional governmental diplomacy, but it can definitely supplement and support it.”

Dr. Betancourt encouraged the young people in attendance to study the teachings of different faiths and to learn to appreciate the religious and spiritual dimension of life.  Understanding their own faith and the ways in which faith is expressed will affirm, enrich and challenge them to grow. He spoke about the teachings of UPF founders Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon and said that Rev. Moon taught that peace comes through dialogue and cooperation, and that service to others is the foundation for reconciliation. His lifelong motto was “to live for the sake of others.”

Among the speakers were Dr. Zainab Chaudry, outreach manager of the Maryland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization; Dr. Zulfigar Kazmi, executive director of The Commongrounds USA, an organization network dedicated to the promotion of interfaith dialogue and inter-religious cooperation; Mr. Ralph E. Winnie, Jr., director of the Eurasian Business Coalition’s China Program at the Eurasian Center, a nonprofit organization that promotes positive relations between America and Eurasia; and Mr. Ricardo de Sena, president of UPF-USA.

Points made by the speakers, include:
  • Non-governmental organizations like UPF, RYS and the ICRD provide what is called “track two diplomacy” or “soft power” solutions.
  • Religion and faith can build bridges and deconstruct some of the divisive factors that pit human beings against one another.
  • Many peace activists—including Desmond Tutu, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mahatma Gandhi were religious leaders who leveraged their teachings to spread peace in the world.
  • Religious leaders and institutions can serve as mediators and communicators between opposing sides.

A summary of the remarks and bio of each speaker follows:

Dr. Zainab Chaudry is the outreach manager of the Maryland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. Dr. Chaudry is a board member of the Interfaith Action for Human Rights, and serves as the liaison to the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Campaign, an interfaith program of the Islamic Society of North America.

Dr. Chaudry: I will hopefully dismantle some of the stereotypes and misconceptions that many of us might have about Islam, especially about women in Islam. It's hard to turn on the news and not see headlines about conflicts in multiple parts of the world, and unfortunately, religion seems to be tied to it in some shape or form. It’s easy to see how misconceptions and ideas [might be] formed that perpetuate the [notion] that religion is the root of many of these conflicts. I'm here to tell you that religion is also the solution to resolving many of these conflicts…I speak not only as an American Muslim woman and as an activist, but also as someone who has witnessed firsthand the impact that faith can have in building bridges and really deconstructing some of the divisive factors that pit human beings against one another.

Religious communities have directly opposed repression and promoted reconciliation. This cannot be underscored enough, especially during times when we are increasingly challenged to show that religion can be a force for peace in the world. This has never been more relevant. We know that there are many peace activists who have also been religious leaders who have leveraged their religious [teachings] to promote peace in the world. One example is [Archbishop] Desmond Tutu in South Africa. He worked there to break the bonds of apartheid, and he did it by drawing on his religious background and knowledge. He not only helped to bring more attention to the injustices through civil disobedience, [but also] supported international sanctions against South Africa. He also helped Christians in South Africa recognize that [their justifications for] apartheid were actually [in] contradiction [to] biblical traditions.

In addition to Archbishop Tutu, there have been many other figures in history who have [played] a pivotal role in [shaping] the perceptions, ideas and thoughts of individuals, and who drew on their religious beliefs to help move their points across. Examples include: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who drew heavily on his religious teachings. This is a common denominator that can be found in many of the peace activists in Pakistan. There is a very famous philanthropist, Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi, who because of his religious beliefs, promotes humanitarianism as one of his main philosophies. One thing that sets him apart from other humanitarians is [that] he doesn't differentiate [to whom] he provides services based on religion. This is an example of how religion has helped [to] bring about positive change in a country [where] different levels of the government have [differed on how to promote] peace and reconciliation.

Religion offers [the] unique opportunity to leverage and promote reconciliation between conflicting parties and groups. Religious leaders and institutions can also serve as mediators and communicators between opposing sides. One example [of] this—and I can talk about this from a personal perspective—is through my organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Last fall, [our organization] drafted a letter in cooperation [with] the Fiqh Council of North America, which provides legal counsel to the majority of Muslims who reside in the US and Muslims all across the globe, that refute ISIS’ extreme ideology. It point-by-point deconstructed the religious references that ISIS uses to justify its brutality. It was very effective and helpful to distance the actions of this terrorist organization from the world's second-largest religion. [The letter] clearly [conveyed] that Islam forbids many of the actions [in which] this group is engaged. This is just one example of how a religious mediator can help to communicate between two different groups. The effort to de-legitimize ISIS and to distance it from the religion of Islam is an ongoing process and something Muslims all across the world are working daily to continue.

Dialogue is another form of religious peacemaking to diffuse interfaith tensions. A specific example would be in the aftermath of the horrific attacks of 9/11 that changed the course of life for American Muslims. It forced Muslims to reach out beyond their communities and form ties and build bridges with diverse communities.

We need to be able to communicate effectively, and religion plays an important role in helping to establish the bridges that we need to build for us to be able to bring about peace and stability in the world.

Dr. Zulfiqar Kazmi serves as executive director of The Commongrounds USA, an organizational network dedicated to the promotion of interfaith dialogue and inter-religious cooperation through educational programs, workshops, conferences, and research. Dr. Kazmi received his education in Pakistan and the U.S., and earned his doctorate degree in international relations.

Dr. Kazmi: This is the holiday of Ramadan, which is very important in Muslim life. During Ramadan, Muslims fast to commemorate the first revelation of the Koran to Muhammad. It is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. We are a people who believe in faith and so we love faithful people. We are living in a special time in history. My faith tells me there is a greater power that is working to bring this world closer together. This morning, a spacecraft launched by the United States flew by Pluto. Launched in 2006, it has traveled more than 3 billion miles. There will be many benefits from this scientific accomplishment. This week, Cuba and the US will restore diplomatic relations, which were broken 54 years ago during the Cold War. This will also contribute to peace to the Americas. Lastly, the US (and five other world powers) signed a nuclear agreement with Iran. This historic agreement with Iran will have a major impact for peace for all the Arab countries.

Politics, science and religion are making a difference in the lives of people for a higher purpose. Religion is a driving force for humankind. The Koran says to hold fast to the rope of love. To create unity among ourselves, we must hold fast to the rope of God and do not disunite among ourselves. Each religion’s fundamental beliefs are the guiding force for the unity of humankind. It is a fundamental belief of all religions, including Islam, Judaism and Christianity that the believer should live for the sake of others. If an individual is not practicing liv[ing] for the sake of others, it means that he is not practicing his religion. When we live for the sake of others, we actively striv[e] for peace and mak[e] [the world] a better place for us all to live.

We have seen religious extremism and conflict between religious communities, but why it is happening is the question, and the answer is very clear: because we do not understand the meaning of religion and its divine principles. If we do not understand them, then we cannot practice them. We need to enhance our understanding, then we can practice. Every religion must prayerfully think, “How can we live together for peace?”

Religions give humankind the discipline to understand how we can live together as one world under God. Just after the 9/11 attacks, Rev. Moon convened a summit in New York City of religious and political leaders. The theme was “Global Violence: Crisis and Hope.” I attended [it] with several high-level contacts from Pakistan. It was not only an event, but a moment to think about the meaning of peace—how can we attain it, how can we sustain it, how can we talk about peace? As I prayed and pondered, the answer came to me. Out of this gathering, I was inspired to found The Commongrounds USA as an organization [that would] promote interfaith dialogue and call on religious leadership to work together for world peace. I hosted an interfaith symposium with the support of UPF’s Tomiko Duggan. My position is that education is the key. If people are educated, they [can begin to] understand [and] then can….actualize those divine principles.

My wife, Tanvir, and I have been working with seminaries in Pakistan and with the Muslim leaders in South Africa, who are closely associated [with] Nelson Mandela and his association. I spent time there to learn from this great leader how his faith helped strengthen him and how religion can play a role in building peace, especially between Islam and the other faiths.

I received a letter from President Barack Obama. The President wrote, “As a Christian, I appreciate your perspective. I believe that faith can play a positive role. Faith helps us find the vision to see the world. It reminds us to love and understand one another and to treat with dignity and respect those with whom we share a brief moment on this earth. The particular faith that motivates each of us can bring us together to feed the hungry, comfort the afflicted, make peace where there is strife, and lift up those who have fallen on hard times. We may have different opinions about the issues but with honest disagreement this should not divide us.”

We have to go back to the basics of religions—love and peace.

Ralph E. Winnie, Jr. is the director of the Eurasian Business Coalition's China Program at the Eurasian Center, a nonprofit organization that promotes positive relations between America and Eurasia. He received a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and graduated from Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. He is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia and New York and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Winnie: I first got involved in China working for a trade law firm in [Washington], D.C. that had an office in China. I would go there periodically and reach out to companies that wanted to do business with America. In order to do effective business, it’s important to understand the Chinese mentality. The Chinese are taught to be wary of foreigners, particularly based on the experience of missionaries who came and tried to convert them, looked down on them, and treated them as second-class citizens—not all of them, but that is the perception that the Chinese community has about Westerners and Western religions. When you're engaging with the Chinese, they really want to make sure that you have a good moral compass. They want to make sure that you are really loyal [and] dedicated to your family, your community, and your faith.

I was grounded in my faith in my family, going way back to my great-grandfather, who was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. In his time, he was tasked to engage with the Africans, as well as try to bridge the divide between the Dutch and the British in South Africa shortly after the Boer Wars (1880-81 and 1899-1902). The British were trying to take over land that belonged to the Dutch in the north of South Africa. The Dutch knew the terrain and engaged in effective guerilla warfare. They kept the British at a stalemate. The only way that the British were able to stop the Boers and win, was to burn the home and the farm of every family. The Boers fought in the guerrilla style, meaning they would fight then go home to recuperate, and then rejoin their unit.

Once the British realized this was happening, they went to every home and farm and burned them to the ground and carted off all the women and children and put them into what we would consider concentration camps, which were terrible areas where there was dysentery, disease and pestilence. Women and children started dying off like flies. It was so great that the Boers finally surrendered. Obviously they had so much ill will towards the British that they were never able to really come together. My great, great grandfather was tasked to work with the church and try to guide these communities to understand how everyone could work together, find some sort of common ground in religion, without trying to convert, [and] bring healing. He was so loved that he was nominated to be [a] presidential candidate. He decided to turn it down because he was a deeply religious person. He felt he could not separate his religion from the work that needed to be done as president. The nomination went to Paul Kruger who served as president from 1883 to 1900.

I find this so fascinating that he put his principles above his own personal ambition. This is something that we should all consider—stick to what you believe; don't sell yourself for anything, and stand up for what you believe in.

A seminal moment in my life was going to Germany and going to the concentration camp in Dachau and recognizing the suffering [and] brutality a country could do to another race of people because they were considered undesirable. Unfortunately, the majority of people turned a blind eye.

The lesson is that you've got to stand up for what you believe and for your fellow man and woman. Each individual can make a difference. In China, I'm able to make a difference through my relationships with the officials, and the people that I meet there. They respect and trust what I have to say. This helps me and my clients get what they need [to get] done in China. So much of what is done in China and a lot of countries is based on personal relationships, but in order [to have] that, you have to have the right mindset; you have to have a good moral compass.

Mr. Ricardo de Sena serves as the president of UPF-USA. Previously, he was the director of the UPF Office of United Nations Relations. Rev. de Sena served as president of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification in Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela. He graduated with honors from UTS-The Interfaith Seminary with a Master of Religious Education and a Master of Divinity.

Mr. de Sena: I was asked to present not only [about] the role of religion in terms of peace-building, but in the context of UPF and its founder, who made a proposal to the UN to establish an Interreligious Council at the UN. I want to take you back 70 years to when the UN was born. It was the end of World War II. Over 60 million people were killed, which was about 3% of the world’s population. The leaders of that time, in 1945, decided to create an organization to end war, to end conflict, and to prevent any possibility of more suffering. The first sentence of the preamble of the UN charter states that the UN was founded to prevent and resolve international conflicts and build a culture of peace in the world. This is the ultimate goal of the UN. Fifty-one member states decided “no more war.” Every year, [world leaders], including the President of the United States gather [for the UN General Assembly] to discuss this goal. Yet, despite that goal of establishing an organization to have no more war, just five years after the UN was founded, war broke out in Korea, then Vietnam, the Falkland Islands, Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and so on. This is a very important question that we need to us ask ourselves. Why, despite [having] a clear goal, brilliant minds, experts in conflict resolution, [the UN] have been unable to fulfill this goal?

UPF agrees 100% with the preamble of the Constitution of UNESCO, [the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization]: “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.” Any conflict between two individuals, families, tribes, societies, nations is an internal decision….Ultimately, it's a battle between selfishness and unselfishness--that’s the real battle, and that's where peace and war really begin.

Selfishness is at the core and the beginning of all these conflicts. On the other hand, it is unselfishness and living for the sake of others that can solve our problems. Where do we learn about unselfishness? From the sacred texts and religion. No matter where we are born, [our] faith traditions carry [us]; ….we learn [it] from our parents and grandparents; [it] is our moral compass.

We believe in the Original Being, by many names—God, Jehovah, Allah, Heavenly Parent—who is the source of light, life and peace. We must educate about the importance of religions. Religious teachings help us understand compassion, love for one another, and consideration for those in need. They have the power to end the cycle of resentments, violence, and bring reconciliation.

Religious leaders bring the heart of a parent. The heart of a parent seeks harmony and that is what’s needed at the global level, at the United Nations. This is the reason [why] Rev. and Mrs. Moon, the founders of UPF, said we need to [know] that we have a common creator, and a common source of peace, harmony, love, and respect.

Each faith has teachings about love and service. We also learn [these] core values by studying the lives of selfless leaders such Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Gandhi. We read the testimony of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter who said that the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel was possible because Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin were religious. We can also learn from the example of Rev. Moon, who was able to practice true love when he returned to North Korea and embraced the leader of that nation who had imprisoned him during the Korean War. Peace is possible only when one tells the opponent, “I forgive you.”

I encourage all of you: when you go back home, continue doing religious youth service. Work with young people in your own cities. Think [of] how you can contribute substantially in making an impact so [that] we can see an interreligious council established at the UN, which would bring the voice of God and His/Her teachings at the global level.

Conclusion: There was a consensus that young people (and all people) should listen to the inner calling that is within them. They can volunteer in their community and identify the community’s needs and match them with their own, and get other people involved. RYS, and similar organizations, can work with mosques, synagogues, temples, and churches. These organizations can also approach the leaders of youth groups and encourage them to work with other groups—not to convert one another, not to compete to see who knows more religious text or who is more right, but to serve, and to show and practice what religion and spirituality is all about. The best sermon is the one that is practiced, not the one that is preached. The world is marching towards freedom and a world free of judgment. Young people don't want to be condemned; they want to live according to principles. The role of religion is to provide the wisdom of the ages—truths that were true 10,000 years ago, today, and will be true 10,000 years from now—universal  truths that give purpose and meaning to life.

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IS TIBETAN BUDDHISM PART OF GLOBALIST PLOT?

August 19, 2015

   
(left, Dalai Lama with the guru Shoko Asahara of the AUM sect of Japan,
   
responsible for the Tokyo sarin gas attack on March 20, 1995.)   
 
A reader, Matt, senses something sinister
   
about the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism.
   
"Tibet is a stronghold of both spiritual and temporal power, connected with the highest secret orders and globalist councils in the world. The common goal is world domination through a saviour king to bring this about."
   
"Today, the media focuses on the crimes of Islamic fanatics, but when is the last time you heard about fanatic Buddhist monks inciting violence? Is Buddhism a sacred cow for some reason?"
  
Will Planned Antichrist be a Lama? 
   
From Nov. 13, 2014 (Updated with hierarchical chart now in English)    

by Matt   
(henrymakow.com)         

   
          
   
Something may be rotten in the state of Tibet.  Ever suspicious of the Dalai Lama's status as being the universal "holy" friend of seemingly all political and religious leaders of the world, I decided to learn more information about this character and the institution he represents. Something about the man seemed fake and deceptive to me, as if he had been fooling the world with his perma-smile all along.  Check out The Darkness Over Tibet, an excellent, brief summary on this subject. Example:   
    
- The Dalai Lama is only a marketing program to make Tibet look good. He and his 100 servitors could never have exiled Tibet without the agreement from the Chinese government. The Chinese government and Lamaist (Tibetan Buddhist) organization are closely linked on an occult level. The true "spiritual" leader of Lamaism is the Panchen Lama, who is almost unknown at all outside of Tibet. He's considered as the "black pope" (the Catholic pope is the "white pope").


(Left. Twin Peaks- pointing to Tibet)

   
- The Catholic Church (Jesuits) and Lamaism are closely linked. Jesuits have been traveling to Tibet and helped to setup the hierarchical lamaist organization (the first Dalai Lama was named in the 14th century), which in turn offered help to the Vatican (this confirms many theories according to which all the major world religions are secretly linked at the very top). Many spiritual leaders in Tibet are in fact Jesuits. Both hierarchies are arranged scientifically to optimize the function of black magic rituals.

- He mentions Maitreya, who is supposed to be the upcoming reincarnation of Buddha, but which will be used by those in power as a false messiah to "save the world", from problems which are mostly illusory because created by those in power.

 

 
My searches led me to the online tome The Shadow of the Dalai Lama by Victor and Victoria Trimondi.  Here, my suspicions of the Dalai Lama were confirmed when I read that his Holiness   worked with the guru Shoko Asahara of the AUM sect of Japan, responsible for the Tokyo sarin gas attack on March 20, 1995.  Asahara apparently was very much connected to the Tibetan religion and met with many high Tantra masters.  This is just one of a myriad of examples pointing to something seriously wrong with this institution.   
    
I found a few good articles discussing the feudal, hellish society that existed under the greedy Lamas who ruled with an iron fist and treated the masses like animals. When the Dalai Lamas Ruled - Hell On Earth and The True Face Of The Dalai Lama provide a decent summary on the feudal Lamaist theocracy of Tibet.   
    
Today, the media focuses on the crimes of Islamic fanatics, but when is the last time you heard about fanatic Buddhist monks inciting violence? Is Buddhism a sacred cow for some reason? For a brief summary on this, read The Long and Strange History of Buddhist Violence. In the Kalachakra Tantra, war and violence is discussed as the means to cleanse the world of undesirables  Read about the Aggressive War Myth here.   
    

(left, Dugpas)

If you've seen Twin Peaks, you may remember the strange references to Tibet. In one episode, Windom Earle uses the Tibetan word 'Dugpa':
 
 
 
"... these evil sorcerers, dugpas, they call them, cultivate evil for the sake of evil and nothing else. They express themselves in darkness for darkness, without leavening motive. This ardent purity has allowed them to access a secret place of great power, where the cultivation of evil proceeds in exponential fashion. And with it, the furtherance of evil's resulting power. These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion. The dugpas have many names for it, but chief among them is the Black Lodge."   
    
Did David Lynch place occult secrets in plain sight in Twin Peaks?  Was this "Revelation of the Method"?   
    
There is also a strong connection between Theosophy (Blavastky, et al) and Tibetan Buddhism. Theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater wrote about an occult Buddhist hierarchy of the world and the Great White Brotherhood is an important aspect of Theosophical teachings. The Occult Hierarchy and the Masters discusses this in detail.   
    
According to The Shadow of the Dalai Lama, German authors have written of "an occult hierarchia ordinis of the Lamaist theocracy, which invisibly influences and steers the East."   
 
"J. Strunk's arguments (Zu Juda und Rom --Tibet, [To Juda and Rome --Tibet], 1937) are more far reaching; he tries to uncover a conspiracy of an international ecclesiastical elite (with members from all the world religions) with the living Buddha, the Dalai Lama from Lhasa as their visible head. "What there are of organizations and new spiritual currents running alongside and in all directions nearly always end up on the 'roof of the world', in a Lama temple, once one has progressed through Jewish and Christian lodges"(Strunk, 1937, p. 28)."
 
   
"General Ludendorff and his wife likewise took to the field with great vigor against the "Asian priests"and warned that the Tibetan Lamas had emplaced themselves at the head of Jewish and Jesuit secret orders (Europa den Asiatenpriestern?[Europe of the Asian priests)], 1941)." 



On pg. 32 of Geheime Weltmächte [Secret World Powers] by S. Ipares, possibly the most accurate chart of the world hierarchy can be found, (see above) placing the Lamas at the top with the Theosophists possibly being the liaison between the Lamas and the European leadership.  
 
Lastly, the famous German author Gustav Meyrink (The Golem) had a very interesting mystical experience (Read the story in part 1 and part 2) in which he saw a Dugpa (red hat Lama) in a vision. I believe anecdotal information like this can help us just as much or even more to find the truth.
 
More scrutiny of Tibetan Buddhism is warranted.  I see a lot of deception and attempts to conceal the truth.  Tibet to be a stronghold of both spiritual and temporal power, connected with the highest secret orders and globalist councils in the world. Their common goal is world domination through a saviour king to bring this about.  The effort to gradually sell this agenda to the world is most seen in the carefully engineered public adulation of the Dalai Lama, which has me wondering if a planned World King will actually be a Lama. 

The idea of a Lamaist theocracy being the ultimate rulers of the world will sound far-fetched to many, but there is a good reason why it can only be found in old and untranslated German books.

Related:

1. Dalai lama articles on this site:

Tibetan Buddhism- A Racket Posing as a Religion

http://henrymakow.com/2013/09/the-dalai-lama-a-CIA.html

http://henrymakow.com/2013/09/the-dalai-lama-a-CIA.htmlhttp://henrymakow.co…

http://henrymakow.com/2013/09/in-defence-of-the-dalai-lama.html


2. Critical Links to Lamaism

Buddhists, Occultists and Secret Societies in Early Bolshevik Russia: an interview with Andrei Znamenski
'Red Shambhala': Telepathy, Mental Powers, Electronic Surveillance & Mysticism in the U.S.S.R.
Red Star Over Shambhala: Soviet, British and American Intelligence & the Search for Lost Civilisation in Central Asia
Occult Secrets of the Dalai Lama
Rudra Chakrin: King of the World, Tantric Apocolyptic Redeemer, and Dajjal
Colbert Gets Paul McCartney To Suggest Dalai Lama Cannibalism
Red Caps and Sect Worship
The Inner Government of the World
The Phantom Kingdom - The Nazi Tibet Connection
Cricket Magic by Gustav Meyrink

First Comment by Ryan, author of "In Defence of the Dalai Lama"

I must say, it seems that you need to fill a Summer News Gap by stooping to publishing such unfounded, uninformed s..t!

I was just in a 2 week retreat with very close contact with such so-called "elite" tibetan Tulkus/Rinpoches which the people like to criticize so much.

Unfortunately we live in times where it is cool to viciously criticize anything and everything which we don't understand or which seems strange to us.

I would like to ask the authors of this babble if they have actually ever talked with a tibetan, a tibetan monk or nun, a Tulku or Rinpoche? Or if you have read any correctly translated Buddhist doctrinal or philosophical texts, much less meditated?  Obviously not.

Once again, His Holiness the Dalai lama is being abused as a lightning rod for our own frustrations, misconceptions and political motives.
 
Sure their are dissident "Buddhist" groups also criticizing His Holiness the Dalai Lama. One of the most vicious and vocal groups is funded by the Chinese.

The authors seems to (unknowingly?) be on Chinas side by mentioning the Chinese government-supported fake Panchen Lama while neglecting to mention that the real Panchen Lama has been in detention for over a decade.

Henry, since you seem incapable of sorting out the mish-mash of confused western preconceptions about Tibetan Buddhism (admittedly an enormous and confusing topic) or noticing that you are being inadvertently manipulated by Chinese interests, I suggest you avoid this topic altogether.

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In short your latest bashing of Tibetan Buddhism is just another example of someone with an axe to grind who criticizes something he has no idea about, based solely upon other overly-critical, antiquated and misinformed articles. As evidenced by the numerous factual flaws in his article he obviously doesn't have the least bit of knowledge, superficial or otherwise about Tibetan Buddhism.

Just a few of many points:

-"Lamaism" is an incorrect, very antiquated term for Vajrayana Buddhism.

-To quote "Twin Peaks" - an American TV series? as an authoritative source on the Drugpas undermines any seriousness of this article. Really! Yes a Drukpa school exists, but this cannot be used as a general term.

-The Trimondis are an interesting example. The Dalai Lama has thousands of students who praise him. Why quote only the rare few who were disenchanted by the Dalai Lama and don't even publish their highly critical book under their real name.

-I am amused by his German language sources from the 1930's. Can/did the author actually read the material he is quoting.  The chart only contains general Buddhist terms and seems to put Pratyeda (solitary) Buddhas at the pinnacle (Herr der Welt/Ruler of the World) . Pratyeka Buddhas are practitioners of Theravada Buddhism and are held in very low esteem by Tibetan Buddhists.

-It is worthwhile to read other parts of the original "Geheime Weltmächte" text. Reading the short last chapter "Asiatisches Geheimbundwesen" it becomes clear just how little the author knew about Buddhism in general. This being the case what validity can their conclusions in the chart have?

-As far as the visions of Gustav Meyrink: What makes them more valid than mine or yours?
 
If the author is really looking for who might control the world shouldn't he look more into the Theosophist Illuminati connection.
 
Dan writes:

There's not enough room here to even begin on the topic of how we've been bamboozled about the Dalai Lama and Tibet, and why.

Tibet was the last fully intact feudal theocracy on Earth till 1951, when Mao seized the moment to occupy and incorporate it.

At that time an Australian journalist wrote that the concept of human rights had been unknown in Tibet. A tiny elite of lamas and ancient aristocracy were literally worshiped by the serfs as demigods. Belief in soul evolution through reincarnation invariably produces a rigid caste system, on the logical assumption that serfs are 'born that way' because of karma and dharma. The ruling castes equally so. Got a problem with being a serf? Obey your masters, and maybe in a few hundred lifetimes your status may improve - but not in this one. The Tibetan serfs fully believed this. So did the lamas and 'nobility'. Serfs were whipped an tortured for trivial offenses. Mutilation was a standard punishment - cutting off ears, fingers, gouging out eyes, etc. These acts were carried out by an army of thugs formalized as warrior caste, or brutal order of low born monks who served as muscle for the lamas.

There are 'high and low' castes of Tibetan monks. The 'tulku lamas' are supposed to be reincarnations of historical men of renown. The vast majority of monks are from the lower castes and serve the Tulkus as slaves. Inside one of those magnificent medieval monasteries in Tibet it was discovered that the Tulka and all the elite lamas in that monastery were very active homosexuals, taking any peasant boy that struck their fancy for the 'honor' of becoming a monk-slave in that monastery. But this monastery also provided many of the especially brutal thug-monks sent out to serve as guards and enforcers at other monasteries.

Why didn't we hear any of this in school? Where were the specials on National Geographic and History Channel about the reality that the Dalai Lama is as much a feudal throwback as the Royal family?

Politics. The Dalai Lama* was important to the CIA when the State Department was against China's expansion. But the real money poured into the Dalai Lama's organization in exile through the United Nations NGO's. Between the two of these backers, there was a very real blackout on the reality of Tibetan lack of a "concept of human rights" well into the 20th century. Even right now, if you Google "Tibet human rights" you will get a pile of articles talking about modern Chinese violations of human rights. The template for this skewed history comes from Amnesty International. They're not going to tell you that the Tibetan theocrats think most of us are no better than sheep to be herded, accordingly.

The 'Elite' wet dream is a "New" World Order that is in fact a resurrection of ancient Theocratic Feudalism. That's they push Tibetan Buddhism.

There's not space left for me to recount my own experience with the Tibetan network in America. I'll just say that it was consistent with this dark mind set from the past. Just volunteer to go into one of the Tibetan ashrams out west and the pseudo-Christ candy coating melts off the Dalai Lama very quickly.

* Dalai Lama - The Worst Dictator in this Modern Day

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NATIONAL CATHEDRAL DEAN EXITS AMID STRUGGLES



"The cathedral dean delighted in inserting the church into any national news story he could find, from gun control to the Confederate flag." -- IRD Anglican Program Director Jeff Walton

Contact: Jeff Walton, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell, jwalton@TheIRD.org

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Washington National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall has announced his departure as top official at the Gothic landmark church citing massive budget and program changes needed and "continuing evolution of its internal culture." Hall concludes his time in December after three years at the Cathedral, two years before his five-year contract was set to end.

The landmark Episcopal church struggled to raise $11 million towards an estimated $34 million in needed earthquake repairs. An expensive underground parking facility and hefty costs for the operation and maintenance of the Cathedral campus have also stressed the church's finances, which rely disproportionately on outside gifts and grants. During Hall's tenure, the cathedral began charging an admission fee for visitors and announced it was available to rent for corporate events.

According to statistics from the Episcopal Church Office of Research, average Sunday attendance at the Cathedral dropped from more than 1,800 persons in 2005 to less than 1,400 in 2013, the most recent reporting year. The cathedral's annual budget has dropped from $27 million in 2009 to $12.9 million today.

IRD Anglican Program Director Jeff Walton commented:

    "Despite assuming leadership of the cathedral after the 2011 Virginia earthquake, Hall seems to have been unaware of the scope of fundraising and budgetary challenges that he would necessarily confront. Instead, the cathedral dean delighted in inserting the church into any national news story he could find, from gun control to the Confederate flag.

    "As he blamed cathedral struggles on a general disinterest in organized religion, Hall seemed unaware of thriving new evangelical and immigrant congregations populating Washington, D.C.'s religious landscape.

    "Cathedral programs, such as contemplative labyrinth walks accompanied by Native American flute music, seemed exclusively targeted at aging white liberals, the declining demographic which populates oldline Protestantism.

    "Changes to allow gay weddings at the cathedral, as well as host the first transgender preacher there, kept the National Cathedral in the news, but also limited its appeal."

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CANADA'S BISHOPS RELEASE PAMPHLET ON CATHOLIC-MUSLIM RELATIONSHIP

Resource considers history and main teachings of Islam, state of interreligious dialogue, and suggestions for the faithful


Canada, July 16, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter 

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), through its Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue, has published a new resource to coincide with the conclusion of the month of Ramadan (Id al-Fitr, July 18).

The resource is titled A Church in Dialogue: Catholics and Muslims in Canada : Believers and Citizens in Society.

In a letter introducing the document, Archbishop Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau, president of the CCCB, explains that "the pamphlet is meant to help Canadian Catholics better understand their Muslim neighbours."

This is the first time the CCCB has published a resource on relations between Catholics and Muslims in Canada.

The first part presents the origins of Islam, its main currents today, and its similarities with and differences from Christianity. The second part provides an overview of the history and present state of interreligious dialogue between Catholics and Muslims, both at the national and international levels, concluding with some suggestions on how everyone can contribute to such dialogues.

Archbishop Durocher emphasizes that "our country is home to an impressive array of cultures and religions, and the Catholic Bishops of Canada wish to foster understanding and dialogue amongst the diverse people of our land."

The CCCB Commission acts as the Conference's liaison with other Churches, ecclesial communities and religious traditions in Canada. Its involvement in interreligious dialogue is based on and inspired by the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on the Relation of the Church to non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate, promulgated on October 28, 1965, which encouraged deeper understanding between Christians and other faith traditions. = Interreligious dialogue also include the participation of the King Abdullah II.

Many local Catholic and Muslim dialogues take place throughout dioceses across Canada, including especially the archdioceses of Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto. In 2008, the Episcopal Commission issued a response to "A Common Word Between Us and You", while an imam and a Muslim woman have addressed the Bishops of Canada at past meetings of their annual Plenary Assembly.

This new resource is part of a series called A Church in Dialogue by the Commission which includes two other documents: "A Church in Dialogue: Catholic Ecumenical Commitment" and "A Church in Dialogue: Towards the Restoration of Unity among Christians".

The newly released resource is now available on the CCCB website, while printed copies can be ordered from CCCB Publications at 1-800-769-1147 or online at www.cccbpublications.ca

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Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university.

Q: During Holy Week and Christmas, priests who celebrate the vigil Masses are exempt from celebrating the Evening Prayer I of the feast. My question is: I celebrate evening Masses on Saturdays, one at 5 p.m. and another at the mission church at 7 p.m. By the time I get back to the rectory it is about 9 p.m. Am I obligated to celebrate the Evening Prayer I of the Sunday? -- G.O., Mobile Archdiocese, Alabama

A: The indications regarding the exemption for those celebrating these vigil Masses is particular to these particular celebrations. If this were a general permission, then the rubrics would have no need to single them out.

One possible solution for our reader is to pray the vespers in the early afternoon. Although respecting the times of the hours is important, it is less important than actually praying them. If a priest foresees that he will have no time to pray an office until it is very late and he will be very tired, then it is better to pray them while he can give all his attention.

At the same time, it is not excluded that our reader might be exempt but for reasons other than the fact of celebrating these evening Masses.

The Congregation for Divine Worship published a response to a doubt regarding the extension of a priest’s obligation to pray the Divine Office (Notitiae 38(2002), 555-568). Here are some excerpts from this reply:

"Question No. 1: What is the mind of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments regarding the extension of the obligation of celebration or reciting daily the Liturgy of the Hours?

"Response: Those who have been ordained are morally bound, in virtue of the same ordination they have received, to the celebration or the entire and daily recitation of the Divine Office such as is canonically established in canon 276, § 2, n. 3 of the CIC, cited previously. This recitation does not have for its part the nature of a private devotion or of a pious exercise realized by the personal will alone of the cleric but rather is an act proper to the sacred ministry and pastoral office.

"Question No. 2: Is the obligation sub gravi extended to the entire recitation of the Divine Office?

"Response: The following must be kept in mind:

"A serious reason, be it of health, or of pastoral service in ministry, or of an act of charity, or of fatigue, not a simple inconvenience, may excuse the partial recitation and even the entire Divine Office, according to the general principal that establishes that a mere ecclesiastical law does not bind when a serious inconvenience is present;

"The total or partial omission of the Office due to laziness alone or due to the performance of activities of unnecessary diversion, is not licit, and even more so, constitutes an underestimation, according to the gravity of the matter, of the ministerial office and of the positive law of the Church;

"To omit the Hours of Morning Prayer (Lauds) and Evening Prayer (Vespers) requires a greater reason still, given that these Hours are the 'double hinge of the daily Office' (SC 89);

"If a priest must celebrate Mass several times on the same day or hear confessions for several hours or preach several times on the same day, and this causes him fatigue, he may consider, with tranquility of conscience, that he has a legitimate excuse for omitting a proportionate part of the Office;

"The proper Ordinary of the priest or deacon can, for a just or serious reason, according to the case, dispense him totally or partially from the recitation of the Divine Office, or commute it to another act of piety (as, for example, the Holy Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, a biblical or spiritual reading, a time of mental prayer reasonably prolonged, etc.)."

Some bishops, based on this document, have specified in more detail the occasions when a priest is dispensed from all or part of the office. These indications, if they exist, are usually provided when the priest receives his faculties for ministry. Insofar as the bishop's indications correspond to the general provisions above, they may be applied universally. Insofar as they are specific to the diocese, for example, when the bishop dispenses from the office whenever a priest concelebrates with the bishop, then they apply only within the diocese.

A priest should always strive to pray the full Office for, as the above document reminds us, this is not just an act of piety but an integral part of his priestly ministry. The above norms, however, will allow him peace of mind if on some occasions he is unable to do all because of the burden of pastoral activity.

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Readers may send questions to zenit.liturgy@gmail.com. Please put the word "Liturgy" in the subject field. The text should include your initials, your city and your state, province or country. Father McNamara can only answer a small selection of the great number of questions that arrive.

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LE VATICAN ACCORDE UNE INDULGENCE AUX FIDELES DU PAPE SUR TWITTER

Hérésie totale car selon les Saintes Ecritures, l'endroit appelé le "purgatoire" n'existe tout simplement pas. C'est doctrine est une création des fables montées par l'homme et dont se sont servis les différents papes pour capter et attirer l'attention du monde vers la "Sainte Mère l'Eglise". Pendant que l'on endort les masses avec des fables, ce pape et ses agents de l'enfer peuvent continuer à piller et à détruire ce monde et à s'emparer de toutes les richesses de la Terre. Il ne fait aucun cas que vous soyez catholique ou pas : il pille et sème la terreur partout tout en se présentant en homme de paix lors de ses nombreux déplacements. Remarquez ce qui se passe quelque temps après la visite du pape dans un pays. Analysez et voyez comment la situation politique change et comment les peuples sont manipulés et menés vers un esclavage certain. La criminalisation des "infidèles" et de ceux qui aiment la paix ne cessent d'augmenter dans le monde entier et tout ce que nous voyons c'est que la racaille est engagée à tous les niveaux pour achever le plan "divin" de ce pape maléfique.

La guerre de Rome contre les nations va de l'avant et des milliers de personnes et d'organisations se sont associés à ce grand projet de conquête mais malheureusement chez les populations, très peu voient vraiment le jeu qui se joue car ils mettent leur confiance dans un système d'homme qui ne cesse de les tromper.




EN BREF
  • Le Vatican a annoncé que le Pape allait accorder des indulgences aux abonnés de son compte Twitter.
  • Il s'agit de récompenser les internautes suivant les Journées mondiales de la jeunesse sur Internet.
  • Le Pape dispose d'un compte Twitter officiel depuis fin 2012.
Le paradis est à portée de clic. Le Vatican a annoncé mercredi par un décret du Tribunal de la pénitencerie que le pape François allait accorder des indulgences plénières aux abonnés de son compte Twitter. D'après le journal italien Corriere della Sera, les internautes souhaitant effacer leurs péchés devront suivre en direct les Journées mondiales de la jeunesse, qui débuteront le 22 juillet et qui seront retransmises en direct sur Internet, en vidéo et sur Twitter. Claudio Maria Celli, chef du Conseil pontifical pour les réseaux sociaux, a prévenu que l'événement devait être suivi avec «dévotion». «Il faut être véritablement pénitent et contrit», a-t-il précisé.

Réduire son temps au purgatoire

Selon l'Église catholique, une indulgence est la rémission totale ou partielle, devant Dieu, de la peine temporelle due pour les péchés déjà pardonnés, réduisant ainsi le temps passé au purgatoire. Elle peut être reçue de plusieurs manières, par exemple après un pèlerinage dans un lieu sacré. Mais il est également possible de recevoir une indulgence plénière en suivant la bénédiction urbi et orbi à la télévision ou à la radio. Cette année, le Vatican ajoute les réseaux sociaux à son catalogue. Assister aux Journée mondiales de la jeunesse permet en effet de réduire son temps passé au purgatoire et le Vatican voulait faire un geste envers les catholiques ne pouvant pas se rendre à Rio de Janeiro, où doivent se tenir les festivités.

«Ce n'est pas comme si on pouvait gagner une indulgence juste en chattant sur Internet», tempère Claudio Maria Celli. Les candidats devront suivre les rites et les exercices pieux qui auront lieu lors de l'événement, en plus d'être abonnés au compte Twitter du Pape. Il n'est néanmoins pas précisé comment les internautes pourront prouver qu'ils ont bien suivi ces règles ou comment ils recevront leur indulgence.

Le Pape a neuf comptes Twitter

Cette initiative est une étape de plus dans l'intérêt du Vatican pour les réseaux sociaux, en particulier Twitter. Le Pape dispose de son propre compte sur ce dernier depuis fin 2012, à l'époque de Benoît XVI. Chacun de ses tweets est publié dans neuf langues différentes sur des comptes «jumeaux». «Chers amis, c'est avec joie que je m'unis à vous par Twitter», avait écrit Benoit XVI pour son premier message, «Merci pour votre réponse généreuse. Je vous bénis tous de grand cœur.» Lors de sa démission, le compte @pontifex avait été fermé et ses tweets supprimés. Il a finalement rouvert au moment de l'intronisation du pape François. Le compte anglophone du Pape réunit aujourd'hui plus de 2 millions d'abonnés.

twitter-tweet a écrit:

Chers amis, je vous remercie de grand cœur et je vous demande de continuer à prier pour moi. Pape François
— Pape François (@Pontifex_fr) March 17, 2013


Preuve de plus que le Vatican prend les réseaux sociaux très au sérieux: les cardinaux s'étaient vu interdire l'usage de Twitter lors du conclave pour élire le nouveau pape, en février. Mais sur les cent dix-sept «princes de l'Église» appelés à voter, seulement neuf disposaient d'un compte sur le site.

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CHIEF OF CHAPLAINS VISITS NRC

the new program authorizations for chaplain applicants.

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Story Number: NNS150827-16Release Date: 8/27/2015 4:01:00 PM
  
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Martin, Navy Recruiting Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) hosted Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben, chief of Navy chaplains, in a visit to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South Aug. 25.

During her visit, Kibben met with several members of NRC including eight Chaplain Corps program officers to discuss the status of recruiting, the chaplain candidate program, and the new program authorizations for chaplain applicants.

"Visits like this ensure we're on the same page when it comes to recruiting highly qualified religious ministry professionals to help us meet the diverse religious and spiritual needs of our people," Kibben said. "Our new program qualifications have clearly raised the bar in terms of the leadership skills and education we're after in our applicants."

The Chaplain Corps' program officers are spread across the U.S. currently looking for workforce clergy from various faith groups and traditions who are interested in diverse and unique opportunities for ministry.
Prospective chaplains must be ready to serve in a religiously diverse and institutional environment and to minister outside of conventional settings.

"As chaplains, we provide religious support to service members and families of our own faith group, and we also facilitate religious support to service members and families of other faith groups," said Capt. Fred McGuffin, senior Chaplain Corps recruiter and command chaplain for NRC.

"The more diverse we are as a Chaplain Corps, the better positioned we are to meet the diverse religious and spiritual needs of our people. When a service member connects with a chaplain, whether it's from their particular faith tradition or not, it helps affirm that one can be a person of faith serving God while serving in the Navy," he added.

The Chief of Chaplains expressed how thankful she was for the opportunity to meet with the chaplain program officers and discuss chaplain recruiting.

"These chaplains play a key role in helping the Chaplain Corps meet our mission, and we must celebrate their successful recruiting efforts over the past year," said Kibben.

Are you discerning a call to serve as a Navy chaplain? Visit: http://www.navy.com/careers/chaplain-support/chaplain.html for more information and to connect with a recruiter.

For more news from Commander, Navy Recruiting Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnrc/.

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MORE THAN 200 DIGNITARIES ATTEND 3rd WORLD SUMMIT OPENING BANQUET

Written by Dr. William Selig, Deputy Director, UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs-Washington, DC

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Seoul, Korea—More than 200 delegates attended the opening banquet of the 3rd World Summit on “Peace, Security and Human Development,” held at the InterContinental Hotel on August 27, 2015.

The three-day World Summit has been organized by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in association with the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee http://www.upf.org/conferences-2/364-world-summit/6590-first-sunhak-peace-p… . Partner organizations include the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, the Washington Times Foundation, the Women’s Federation for World Peace, and the Segye Times.

The participants represented 55 nations and included current and former heads of state and government, religious leaders, woman leaders, civil society leaders, and parliamentarians.

World Summit participants will witness the historic presentation of the first Sunhak Peace Prize, on August 28 at the Intercontinental Hotel, to Kiribati President Anote Tong and Indian fisheries scientist Dr. M.V. Gupta for their contributions to sustainable and lasting peace.

Then on August 30, participants will join an estimated 25,000 people to attend the three-year memorial anniversary of the passing of UPF Founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, which will be held at the Cheongshim Peace World Center in the town of Cheongpyeong.

World Summit Opening Banquet

Moderator Mr. Ricardo de Sena, regional secretary general of UPF-North America, welcomed the guests to the opening banquet. The invocation was given by Rev. Diane Hendrickson Winder, cofounder and spiritual director of the Sephira Institute in New Zealand.

In his welcoming remarks, UPF President Dr. Thomas Walsh gave an introduction to UPF and its role in the development of global peace and harmony. When the post-Cold War optimism of the late 20th century came to an end, the new millennium brought new global problems, Dr. Walsh said, including “the rise of extremism, terrorism, ethnic and religious conflict, threats to the nation-state system, rising tides of refugees, displaced persons and migrants, and, of course, the problems presented by climate change.” National security is needed, but now there is a realization that human security is also essential. Dr. Walsh addressed the issue of “soft power” problems, which are linked to “moral and spiritual confusion, and the decay of long-standing traditions, virtues and values that have been affirmed by the world’s great religions and moral philosophies.”

Rev. Jun Seuk An, the vice president of FFWPU International, welcomed the participants on behalf of the founders and the Unification Movement. Although Korea is known as "The Land of the Morning Calm," Reverend An reminded the participants of the recent exchange of artillery fire at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). He also brought to everyone’s attention the 70th anniversary of the Korean Peninsula's liberation and freedom from Japanese colonial rule, which was commemorated on August 15. Despite the many issues and problems facing the nations of the world, Reverend An said, “A unified Korea is the fervent hope and dream of the founders and the Unification Movement.”

After a stirring performance by the talented tenor Mr. Seung-il Kim, the audience heard from Japan’s former minister of defense, Hon. Yoshinori Ohno, who gave a moving tribute to the UPF founder and expressed his appreciation and goodwill wishes to Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon and her daughter, Mrs. Sun Jin Moon, who now leads the UPF as its world chair. He expressed his gratitude to the United States, which occupied Japan after the Second World War, and he credited American influence with Japan’s growth and prosperity.

Minister Ohno, who is 80 years old, recalled the hardships of his youth during the war. Recently Japan announced a reinterpretation of its constitution that allows its military (Japan Self-Defense Forces) to defend its allies. “The world is getting smaller and smaller due to the development of communications, transportation and other modern technologies … war itself has changed.” Minister Ohno emphasized that Japan has no intention of engaging in aggression, and takes pride in its peacekeeping operations to Iraq, including rebuilding schools, roads, and construction of water purification plants.

Although military power is necessary as a deterrent, he stressed that conflicts should be resolved through diplomatic means, whenever possible. It is through the power of human relations that peace can be achieved, and that is the strength of UPF, according to Minister Ohno, who also encouraged the promotion of exchange programs, especially for young people to gain greater awareness and sensitivity toward others.

Philippine Congresswoman Gina de Venecia shared a personal testimony about Dr. Moon and his impact on her life. Specifically she spoke about his guidance after the tragic death of her daughter in 2004. “Losing a child is the loneliest, most desolate journey a person can take,” she said. On the first birthday after the daughter’s death, she and her husband were invited to a UPF congress in Seoul. Mrs. De Venecia said she gained a “deeper understanding of God’s love and the assurance that someday I and my daughter K.C. will meet again.” With the healing process underway, she began reaching out to other mothers who had lost a child. Thus inspired, she founded the INA Healing Center, which was followed by other organizations, including the Haven for Women for abused women, the Haven for Children, and the Haven for the Elderly. In 2010, she was elected to Congress.

She credits Dr. Moon for engendering an ideology of compassionate appreciation for life which includes the conviction that we are part of one big human family. In September 2015 she will lead a delegation of Philippine women lawmakers to China for a “people-to-people” parliamentary visit. Dr. Moon’s teachings, she said, transformed her and have the power “to restore the faith and the hopes that have been lost in the midst of cynicism.”

The opening banquet and sumptuous meal provided an ideal backdrop and opportunity for guests to socialize and enjoy the entertainment and heartfelt messages. In the midst of growing international issues impacting peace, security and human development, the participants of World Summit 2015 expressed their hope for a successful and meaningful program.

http://www.upf.org/conferences-2/364-world-summit/6589-more-than-200-dignitaries-attend-3rd-world-summit-opening-banquet


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ABOUT BOSSEY

The Ecumenical Institute and the Château de Bossey are located in the countryside between the lakeside towns of Versoix and Nyon, around 25km from Geneva, in Switzerland. Since the Middle Ages this small region is locally known as "terre sainte", or "holy land", due to its particular Christian history.




The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey is the international centre for encounter, dialogue and formation of the World Council of Churches. Founded in 1946, the Institute brings together people from diverse churches, cultures and backgrounds for ecumenical learning, academic study and personal exchange.

Each year, the Ecumenical Institute welcomes students and researchers from around the world for periods of residential academic study, specializing in ecumenical theology, missiology and social ethics. Students benefit from access to the world-class library and facilities. The diverse teaching faculty is made up of staff from diverse theological, cultural and confessional backgrounds. The Institute and its diplomas are recognized by the University of Geneva.

The 18th-century Château de Bossey is also a meeting centre that combines modern meeting rooms, comfortable accommodation and a welcoming environment for seminars, meetings and events for both individuals and groups. Please visit www.bossey.ch for more information.

The Ecumenical Institute and the Château de Bossey are located in the countryside between the lakeside towns of Versoix and Nyon, around 25km from Geneva, in Switzerland. Since the Middle Ages this small region is locally known as "terre sainte", or "holy land", due to its particular Christian history.

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POPE EXPANDS PRIESTS’ FACULTIES TO FORGIVE ABORTION FOR JUBILEE YEAR, ADDRESSES SSPX CONFESSIONS

Is it the priests who die for your sin on the cross? No. Only Jesus has the power to forgive your sin. This Jubilee Year is a counterfaith of the real Jubilee Year of the real God.

"It is indeed my wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible"

Rome, September 01, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter 


Pope Francis intends the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy to be an encounter with God the Father, "whose tenderness is almost tangible," a Father who "welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed." Thus, for the Jubilee Year, the Pope has expanded faculties to forgive abortion and also given priests of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X the faculties to licitly and validly hear confessions.

The Pope described the Heavenly Father this way and granted these permissions regarding confession in a letter released today. Written to Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, the letter first explains how members of the faithful can receive the jubilee indulgence. 

The Year of Mercy runs from December 8, 2015, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, to November 20, 2016, the feast of Christ the King.

"It is indeed my wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible, so that the faith of every believer may be strengthened and thus testimony to it be ever more effective," the Pope states in the letter.

He goes on to speak of attaining the jubilee indulgence, with the traditional prerequisites for an indulgence, by making a "brief pilgrimage" to the Holy Doors, open in cathedrals or other designated churches, in shrines and "jubilee churches."

For those who are sick, the elderly and alone, "often confined to the home," the Pope says: "For them it will be of great help to live their sickness and suffering as an experience of closeness to the Lord who in the mystery of his Passion, death and Resurrection indicates the royal road which gives meaning to pain and loneliness. Living with faith and joyful hope this moment of trial, receiving communion or attending Holy Mass and community prayer, even through the various means of communication, will be for them the means of obtaining the Jubilee Indulgence."

For those in prison, the Pope expresses his wish that they "all be touched in a tangible way by the mercy of the Father who wants to be close to those who have the greatest need of his forgiveness."

"They may obtain the Indulgence in the chapels of the prisons. May the gesture of directing their thought and prayer to the Father each time they cross the threshold of their cell signify for them their passage through the Holy Door, because the mercy of God is able to transform hearts, and is also able to transform bars into an experience of freedom," he added.

Corporal and spiritual works of mercy

Pope Francis says that doing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy will also bring the indulgence. 

"I have asked the Church in this Jubilee Year to rediscover the richness encompassed by the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. The experience of mercy, indeed, becomes visible in the witness of concrete signs as Jesus himself taught us. Each time that one of the faithful personally performs one or more of these actions, he or she shall surely obtain the Jubilee Indulgence. Hence the commitment to live by mercy so as to obtain the grace of complete and exhaustive forgiveness by the power of the love of the Father who excludes no one. The Jubilee Indulgence is thus full, the fruit of the very event which is to be celebrated and experienced with faith, hope and charity."

Respect to life

The Pope then made two announcements regarding confessions during the jubilee.

The first he put in the context of one of the "serious problems of our time," which is "the changed relationship with respect to life."

"A widespread and insensitive mentality has led to the loss of the proper personal and social sensitivity to welcome new life," he said. 

Thus, the Pontiff noted that abortion is sometimes experienced with "superficial awareness, as if not realizing the extreme harm that such an act entails."

Others, he said, feel they have "no other option." 

"I think in particular of all the women who have resorted to abortion," the Pope said. "I am well aware of the pressure that has led them to this decision. I know that it is an existential and moral ordeal. I have met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision."

Francis said that understanding the truth of abortion can enable them not to lose hope, and he assured that God’s forgiveness "cannot be denied to one who has repented, especially when that person approaches the Sacrament of Confession with a sincere heart in order to obtain reconciliation with the Father."

He then concedes "to all priests for the Jubilee Year the discretion to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it. May priests fulfil this great task by expressing words of genuine welcome combined with a reflection that explains the gravity of the sin committed, besides indicating a path of authentic conversion by which to obtain the true and generous forgiveness of the Father who renews all with his presence."

SSPX

The Pope also opened the graces of confession in another circumstance: for those faithful seeking the sacrament from a priest of the traditionalist group, the Society of St. Pius X.

"This Jubilee Year of Mercy excludes no one," the Pope said, and he added, "I trust that in the near future solutions may be found to recover full communion with the priests and superiors of the Fraternity."

"In the meantime, motivated by the need to respond to the good of these faithful, through my own disposition, I establish that those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins."

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On ZENIT’s Web page:

Full text: http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-s-letter-as-jubilee-year-of-mercy-app…

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-s-letter-as-jubilee-year-of-mercy-app…
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