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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

For stopping Muslim ‘insult’ to the cross

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Worker sacked : "A hospital porter was “devastated” last night after he was sacked following a row with a Muslim doctor over a crucifix.

Joseph Protano, a devout Roman Catholic, was a regular visitor to a prayer room open to all faiths at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

But Mr Protono, 54, became increasingly angry to find that a crucifix and a statue of the Virgin Mary were regularly being left covered up."

The Catholic Faith, natural to England.

Immediate concern

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as Pope rewrites prayer for the conversion of the Jews

Goodnight Canterbury

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"I'd like to see churches as places which capture energy and then share it for the common good." Anglican Bishop of London tonight on British TV speaking at the launch of the Carbon Fast. Souls to save!

'Oremus et pro Iudaeis'

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Commentary on The Times website. Cathcon quoted.

The Fractured Face of Carmel

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Official text of the changes to the Good Friday Prayer

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now on the Vatican website :

"Nota della Segreteria di Stato

Con riferimento alle disposizioni contenute nel Motu proprio 'Summorum Pontificum', del 7 luglio 2007, circa la possibilità di usare l'ultima stesura del Missale Romanum, anteriore al Concilio Vaticano II, pubblicata nel 1962 con l'autorità del beato Giovanni XXIII, il Santo Padre Benedetto XVI ha disposto che l'Oremus et pro Iudaeis della Liturgia del Venerdì Santo contenuto in detto Missale Romanum sia sostituito con il seguente testo:

Oremus et pro Iudaeis
Ut Deus et Dominus noster illuminet corda eorum, ut agnoscant Iesum Christum salvatorem omnium hominum.
Oremus. Flectamus genua. Levate.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui vis ut omnes homines salvi fiant et ad agnitionem veritatis veniant, concede propitius, ut plenitudine gentium in Ecclesiam Tuam intrante omnis Israel salvus fiat. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Tale testo dovrà essere utilizzato, a partire dal corrente anno, in tutte le Celebrazioni della Liturgia del Venerdì Santo con il citato Missale Romanum.

Dal Vaticano, 4 febbraio 2008."

New Good Friday prayer for the Jews published

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German report on Radio Vatican

Cathcon translation, in haste. Latinist working on direct English translation

Pope Benedict has changed the Good Friday intercession for the Jews. Instead of "For the conversion of the Jews" (Pro conversione Iudaeorum) from now on in the liturgy using the extraordinary rite of 1962 there will be a prayer "for the Jews" ( "Oremus et pro Iudeis") generally. The State Secretariat issued this on Tuesday afternoon. The Church asks for the "enlightenment of the Jews" when/if (can be either) the abundance of the people enters the Church . Already in the Roman Missal of 1962 were the designations "faithless" (perfidus) and "unbelief" (perfidia) removed from the intercession.


The now published Latin texts:

Oremus et pro Iudaeis
Ut Deus et Dominus noster illuminet corda eorum, ut agnoscant Iesum Christum salvatorem omnium hominum.
Oremus. Flectamus genua. Levate.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui vis ut omnes homines salvi fiant et ad agnitionem veritatis veniant, concede propitius, ut plenitudine gentium in Ecclesiam Tuam intrante omnis Israel salvus fiat. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

The translation of our Latinist Gero Weishaupt:

We pray for the Jews.
That our God and Lord enlighten their hearts so that they recognize Jesus Christ, the Saviour of all mankind.
Let us pray. Kneel down. Arise.
Eternal God Almighty, you want all people to be saved and to arrive at the knowledge of the Truth, graciously grant that by the entry of the abundance of all peoples into your Church, Israel will be saved. (Or: that the whole of Israel will be saved if the abundance (fullness) of all peoples enters into Your Church). Through Christ our Lord.

Addition- a top Latinist translates the whole prayer from the Latin.

Let us pray for the Jews, that our Lord and God may illuminate their hearts, that they may acknowledge Jesus Christ as the savior of all men."

Almighty, everlasting God, who desires that all men be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth, grant, we beseech Thee, that with the fullness of the nations having entered into Thy Church, all of Israel may be saved. Per Christum."

Socialist No. 2 says nothing will be the same

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in relations between Church and State after the Spanish general election

He is forgetting that the Church made Spain.

Archbishop Marini on the Latin Mass

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Cathcon translation: Piero Marini, Liturgie ist die Zukunft der Kirche- Liturgy is the future of the Church


For twenty years, Piero Marini was the Papal Master of Ceremonies, and has in this way himself written a small piece of liturgical history. At the end of his tenure - before he learned of his replacement by his namesake Guido Marini - came the publication of the Motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum" that gave freedom to the use of the Mass of Pius V, as an "extraordinary form". Now, the Archbishop talks about the Motu proprio to Vatican Radio:

"We need to avoid every kind of polemic and not talk over artificial opposites. The Motu proprio means neither a change in the current Mass nor a negative judgement on the liturgy reform, as it was requested by the Council. The Motu proprio has up to now brought no changes in the practice of the celebrations in our parishes. It is better to understand it as a wonderful demonstration of unity. "

We still need to keep alive the initial "enthusiasm" for the implementation of the conciliar Liturgy Constitution "Sacrosanctum Concilium", said Marini.

"I think the liturgy cannot be reduced to the amendment of some texts or reduced to Rites. The Council wanted the reform as an inspiration and also as a foundation. If the liturgy really is a high point and source of the action of the Church, then the Church and liturgy are so closely linked, that the future of the liturgy is the future of the Church, and vice versa. "

Piero Marini, since October 2007 has been President of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses. The next Congress will take place from 15 to 22 June 2008 in Quebec (Canada) (Cathcon note: the Pope will not be attending!)