Issue of September 23, 2012 – October 6, 2012 The following items are condensed. For the complete articles, please read the print edition of The Catholic New World. To subscribe, call (312) 534-7777.
Holy hour for cardinal:
Fr. Miguel Martinez, Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, leads children in prayer following a Holy Hour and Eucharistic Procession for Cardinal George at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Il on Sept. 14. They also signed get well posters for the cardinal at the end of a bi-lingual Mass with their families. The event was sponsored by the Shrine in cooperation with the Office of Catholic Schools. Karen Callaway / Catholic New World
Maria Muro and her three sons, Osvaldo, Adrian and Giermar sign a card for Cardinal George that will be given to him wishing well, Children pray during a Holy Hour and Eucharistic Procession for Cardinal George at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Il on Oct. 14. They also signed get well posters for the cardinal at the end of a bi-lingual Mass with their families. The event was sponsored by the Shrine in cooperation with the Office of Catholic Schools. Karen Callaway / Catholic New World
The auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Chicago have asked all concerned to say the prayer asking for Father Tolton's intercession specifically for the intention of the cardinal's health and healing as he undergoes chemotherapy.
Prayer: "O God, * we give you thanks for your servant and priest, Father Augustus Tolton, * who labored among us in times of contradiction,* times that were both beautiful and paradoxical. * His ministry helped lay the foundation for a truly Catholic gathering in faith in our time.* We stand in the shadow of his ministry.* May his life continue to inspire us * and imbue us with that confidence and hope * that will forge a new evangelization for the church we love.
Father in Heaven, * Father Tolton's suffering service sheds light upon our sorrows; * we see them through the prism of your Son's passion and death.* If it be your Will, O God,* glorify your servant, Father Tolton, * by granting the favor I now request through his intercession * (mention your request) * so that all may know the goodness of this priest * whose memory looms large in the church he loved.
Complete what you have begun in us * that we might work for the fulfillment of your kingdom.* Not to us the glory,* but glory to you O God, through Jesus Christ, your Son* and our Lord; * Father, Son and Holy Spirit,* you are our God, living and reigning forever and ever. Amen"
Cabrini shrine opening
Cardinal George will be the main celebrant at the inaugural liturgy and rededication of the National Shrine of St. Frances Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview, on Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. The shrine, once the chapel of the former Columbus Hospital, has been closed for 10 years.
Beginning Oct. 1 the shrine will be open to the public. For information, visit www.cabrinishrinechicago.com.
Lebanon: Pope tells young people to stay,make peace
Pope Benedict XVI urged young Christians in the Middle East not to flee violence and economic insecurity through emigration, but to draw strength from their faith and make peace in their troubled region.
The pope spoke to some 20,000 young people from several Middle Eastern countries gathered outside the residence of the Maronite patriarch in Bkerke in a celebration that included fireworks, spotlights, singing and prayer.