Online Edition: October 2011
Vol. XVII, No. 7
Table of Contents
News and Views — US Bishops: Prayer for Conscience Rights | Prayers, Glossary for New Missal | Introduction of New Missal in Melbourne | Pope Amends Duties of Curial Congregation | New Enthronement of the Sacred Heart Book
Beauty as a Way to God — Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, August 31, 2011
New Liturgical Music Institute Honors Blessed John Henry Newman — by Helen Hull Hitchcock
Rosarium Virginis Mariae – Blessed Pope John Paul II, October 16, 2002 — Pope John Paul II, in his Apostolic Letter on the Rosary, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, described the meaning of this form of contemplative prayer and its importance in the spiritual life of Catholics. He described the biblical origins and significance of the mysteries of the Rosary, and he added the “Luminous Mysteries”, or “Mysteries of Light”, focusing on the ministry of Jesus Christ.
The beatification of Pope John Paul on May 1 this year, with his memorial observed in Rome and Poland on October 22, during the month of the Rosary, makes recalling his teaching particularly timely. (Excerpts were printed in this issue, the link is to the whole document)
Decree Concerning Liturgical Worship in Honor of Blessed John Paul II, Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Readers’ Forum — Reverence the Chalice? Non-Catholic Readers? | The Lord’s Prayer in an Extraordinary Form Mass | “Priest, Presider …” Revisited | Receiving Communion at Home | New Mass Music? | New Liturgy of the Hours Coming? | Collects for the Office | Gloria Translation | MP3s for New Hymnal
Towards Advent: Festival of Catholic Culture — by Joanna Bogle
Brothers and sisters, do not be afraid to welcome Christ and accept His power. Help the pope and all those who wish to serve Christ and with Christ’s power to serve the human person and the whole of mankind. Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ. To His saving power open the boundaries of states, economic and political systems, the vast fields of culture, civilization and development. Do not be afraid. Christ knows “what is in man”. He alone knows it.
So often today man does not know what is within him, in the depths of his mind and heart. So often he is uncertain about the meaning of his life on this earth. He is assailed by doubt, a doubt which turns into despair. We ask you therefore, we beg you with humility and trust, let Christ speak to man. He alone has words of life, yes, of eternal life. — Blessed Pope John Paul II, from his initial homily as pope, October 22, 1978