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Pope Francis: Regina caeli
Radio Vaticana ^ | 5/12/2013

Posted on 05/12/2013 6:16:51 AM PDT by markomalley

Pope Francis on Sunday prayed the Regina coeli prayer with the tens of thousands of faithful who had gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for a Mass of Canonization for more than 800 saints. Before the Regina coeli, the Holy Father prayed especially for the countries of Italy, Colombia and Mexico, which had given so many new saints to the Church.

Pope Francis also called to mind the beatification on Saturday of the Italian priest Father Luigi Novarese, who, he said, was “able to renew the pastoral care of the sick by making them active participants in the Church.”

The Holy Father also had greetings for greeted all those who participated in Sunday’s March for Life, inviting them to continue to draw attention to the “important issue of respect for human life from the moment of conception.” He urged support for the European initiative “One of us” that strives to obtain juridical protection for human embryos. And Pope Francis noted the upcoming “Day for Evangelium vitae” as “a special moment for those who have at heart the sanctity of human life.”

Finally, Pope Francis said, “let us call upon the Virgin Mary, the mother and model of all Christians.”

Below is a Vatican Radio English translation of his remarks before the traditional Eastertide prayer of Marian devotion.

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Dear brothers and sisters,

At the end of this celebration, I wish to greet all of you who have come to pay homage to the new saints, especially the official delegations of Italy, Colombia and Mexico. May the martyrs of Otranto help the beloved Italian people to look with hope to the future, trusting in the nearness of God who never abandons us, even in difficult times.

Through the intercession of Mother Laura Montoya, the Lord grant new missionary and evangelizing impulse to the Church, and, inspired by the example of harmony and reconciliation of this new saint, may the beloved children of Colombia continue to work for peace and fair development of their homeland.

Let us place in the hands of Saint Guadalupe García Zavala all the poor, the sick and those who assist them, and commend to her intercession the noble Mexican nation, that, having banished all violence and insecurity, the nation might increasingly advance along the path of solidarity and fraternal co-existence.

I am also pleased to mention that [Saturday], in Rome, the priest Luigi Novarese, founder of the Center for Volunteers of Suffering and the Silent Workers of the Cross, was beatified. I join in the thanksgiving for this exemplary priest, who was able to renew the pastoral care of the sick by making them active participants in the Church.

I greet the participants in the "March for Life" which took place in Rome this [Sunday] morning and invite you to keep the attention of everyone on the important issue of respect for human life from the moment of conception. In this regard, I am pleased to recall the signature-collection drive currently underway in many Italian parishes, in order to support the European “One of Us” initiative to ensure legal protection to the embryo, protecting every human being from the first moment of existence. A special moment especially for those who care about the defense of the sanctity of human life will be Evangelium Vitae Day, which will take place here in the Vatican, in the context of the Year of Faith, on 15 and 16 June.

I greet with affection all parish groups, families, schools, the young people present. With filial love we now turn to the Virgin Mary, Mother and model of all Christian saints. [Have a] good Sunday, and [enjoy your] lunch.


TOPICS: Catholic
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1 posted on 05/12/2013 6:16:51 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

“At the end of this celebration, I wish to greet all of you who have come to pay homage to the new saints”

No such thing as a physically dead, new saint. All Christians are saints from the moment they entrust themselves to Christ’s completed work.

Nice these departed saints are finally recognized as saints though - assuming they were saints on earth.


2 posted on 05/12/2013 8:28:02 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
You omitted the caveat "in my unlearned opinion" from your post.

"Understanding this first, that no prophecy of scripture is made by private interpretation. For prophecy came not by the will of man at any time: but the holy men of God spoke, inspired by the Holy Ghost." 2 Peter 1:20-21

"And account the longsuffering of our Lord, salvation; as also our most dear brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, hath written to you: As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction." 2 Peter 3:15-16

All Christians are saints from the moment they entrust themselves to Christ’s completed work.

Assumes facts not in evidence. All Christians are called to be saints but many do not heed that call, which Scripture clearly teaches. Many who talk the talk don't walk the walk.

"Not every one that saith to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of My Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Many will say to Me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in Thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity." Matthew 7:21-23

"Now all these things happened to them in figure: and they are written for our correction, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore he that thinketh himself to stand, let him take heed lest he fall." 1 Corinthians 10:11-12

3 posted on 05/12/2013 10:09:20 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: markomalley

**A special moment especially for those who care about the defense of the sanctity of human life will be Evangelium Vitae Day, which will take place here in the Vatican, in the context of the Year of Faith, on 15 and 16 June.**

Of note.


4 posted on 05/12/2013 10:11:15 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

So are you saying that someone who accepts the Lord, can, then on the next day commit adultery, omit the truth while speaking, take the name of the Lord in vain, be angry enough to kill someone?

LOL!

They are not saints.

Do you fully understand the process that the Catholic Church uses in pronouncing a canonization? It is a long a tedious process.


5 posted on 05/12/2013 10:29:15 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Saints [Catholic, Orthodox, Open]
SAINTHOOD 101: Rules for Becoming a Saint [Catholic Caucus]
The Process of Becoming a Saint (Canonization) [Catholic Caucus]
Pope Lists Criteria for Causes of Canonization
6 posted on 05/12/2013 10:30:30 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

“Assumes facts not in evidence. All Christians are called to be saints but many do not heed that call, which Scripture clearly teaches. Many who talk the talk don’t walk the walk.”

God calls all believers saints.


7 posted on 05/12/2013 10:48:53 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: Salvation

“Assumes facts not in evidence. All Christians are called to be saints but many do not heed that call, which Scripture clearly teaches. Many who talk the talk don’t walk the walk.”

Corrections:

All Christians are called saints. Period.

“Do you fully understand the process that the Catholic Church uses in pronouncing a canonization? It is a long a tedious process.”

I certainly have read and understood God’s process. His process is as simple as the faith of a child, but was more costly than anything in history. He pronounces his saints instantly because of what He accomplished.

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”


8 posted on 05/12/2013 10:55:33 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

If you shed you blood for Christ you are a saint.


9 posted on 05/12/2013 11:55:53 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

“If you shed you blood for Christ you are a saint.”

Actually, you are martyred.

If Christ shed His blood for you, and you entrusted yourself to His sacrifice, you are a saint.


10 posted on 05/12/2013 1:20:01 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
No, these are Saints with a capital S.
11 posted on 05/12/2013 1:22:56 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: steve86

God only has saints. Anything else is made up.


12 posted on 05/12/2013 3:49:54 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

“All Christians are saints from the moment they entrust themselves to Christ’s completed work.”

Carrie Underwood was “saved” when she was young. Recently she came out in support of gay marriage. She acts quite risque in one of her videos. Is she a saint? Are Christians currently using contraceptive-abortifacients saints?


13 posted on 05/12/2013 8:45:38 PM PDT by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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