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Sunday Angelus - Adult" Catholics: Answer To Practical Atheism
Zenit ^ | July 27, 2003 | John Paul II

Posted on 08/01/2003 3:19:04 AM PDT by Saint Athanasius

Adult" Catholics: Answer To Practical Atheism, John Paul II Says Papal Address at This Sunday's "Angelus"

CASTEL GANDOLFO, JULY 28, 2003 ( Here is the address John Paul II delivered Sunday at noon, after praying the Angelus with pilgrims in the courtyard of the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo.

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Dear Brothers and Sisters

1. The Church has received from the risen Christ the mandate to proclaim the Gospel to the utmost ends of the earth. Over the past few Sundays I have had the occasion to recall several times that the ecclesial Communities of Europe are called to this task in a singular way. Yes, in this continent it is necessary that all believers return to the evangelical enthusiasm of proclamation and witness.

If some regions and environments still wait for a first proclamation of the Gospel, everywhere, however, there is a need for it to be renewed. Frequently, in fact, knowledge of Christianity is taken for granted when in reality the Bible is little read and studied, catechesis is not always profound, and the Sacraments are seldom frequented. In this way, instead of authentic faith a vague and rather uncommitted religious feeling is disseminated, which can become agnosticism and practical atheism.

2. Today's Europe calls for the presence of adult Catholics in the faith and Christian missionary communities that witness the love of God to all men (see Ecclesia in Europa, 50). This renewed proclamation of Christ needs to be accompanied by profound unity and communion within the Church, as well as by a sincere commitment to the ecumenical endeavor and the dialogue with followers of other religions. The Gospel is light that illumines all the vast area of social life: from the family, to the culture, the school, the university, young people, and the mass media, the economy, politics. Christ meets man where he lives and works, and gives full meaning to his existence.

3. "Church in Europe, enter the new millennium with the Book of the Gospel!" (n. 65). This is the call that sprang from the Synodal Assembly of 1999. May every ecclesial Community accept it with joy, becoming in each one of its components and in its totality a credible sign of the message of salvation.

May Mary Most Holy, Mother of the Church and Queen of the Apostles, obtain this for us.

[At the end of the "Angelus," John Paul II said:]

Today's meeting is also a propitious occasion to manifest our solidarity with our brothers and sisters of Africa, where along with progress and positive peace initiatives, foci of lethal violence still exist. I refer particularly to the tragic news that comes from Liberia.

In face of the trials of that dear nation, we cannot but implore all those who have weapons in their hands to put them down and make room for dialogue and the concerted action of the international community.

[Translation by ZENIT]

[Before bidding the pilgrims farewell, the Holy Father greeted them in several languages. To his English-speaking listeners, he said:]

I am pleased to greet the English-speaking visitors who have joined us this afternoon in praying the "Angelus." Through the intercession of Mary, may you and your families grow closer to her Son, Jesus, who is Lord and Savior of all mankind.

TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion; Moral Issues; Prayer; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: angelus; atheism; europe; johnpaul; liberia
Sorry I am late on the Sunday Angelus... Zenit did not publish it until Tuesday the same day my wife had our baby.
1 posted on 08/01/2003 3:19:04 AM PDT by Saint Athanasius
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Here is a feed for the Angelus

The Angelus starts at 5:30 minute mark and the English portion is at the 10:59 minute mark.


Pope. Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae,

R. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.

Pope: Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum; benedicta tu in mulieribus,et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.

R. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

Pope. Ecce ancilla Domini,

R. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

Ave Maria...

Pope. Et Verbum caro factum est.

R. Et habitavit in nobis.

Ave Maria...

Pope. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.

R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Pope: Oremus.
Gratiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde; ut, qui,angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem ejus et crucem, ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eumdem Christum
Dominum nostrum.

R. Amen.

THE ANGEL OF THE LORD (Angelus in English)

V. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary...

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord,
R. Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

Hail Mary...

V. And the Word was made flesh,
R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary...

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts,
that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Your Son, was made known by the
message of an angel, may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of
His resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.


3 Times - Doxologia Minor (Gloria Patri)

The Minor Doxology (The Glory Be)

Pope: Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto,

R. sicut erat in principio, et nunc et'semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Pope: Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine;
(Grant them eternal rest, O Lord;)

Audience: et lux perpetua luceat eis;
(and may perpetual light shine upon them.)

(May They Rest In Peace)

Audience: Amen.

Pope: Sit nomen Dòmini benedìctum.
(Blessed be the name of the Lord)

Audience: Ex hoc nunc et usque in sàeculum.
(From henceforth now, and forever.)

Pope: Adiutòrium nostrum in nòmine Dòmini.
(Our help is in the name of the Lord)

Audience: Qui fecit caelum et terram.
(who made heaven and earth)

Pope: Benedìcat vos omnipotens Deus,Pater, et Filius et Spìritus Sanctus.
(May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.)

Audience: Amen
2 posted on 08/01/2003 3:37:57 AM PDT by Saint Athanasius (How can there be too many children? That's like saying there are too many flowers - Mother Theresa)
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4 posted on 08/01/2003 7:57:25 PM PDT by fatima (Once your a head stay a head.)
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