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Building a Better World - One Council at a Time
November 10, 2002
Pope John Paul II proposes that individuals and communities add five new mysteries to the rosary in an apostolic letter issued October 16. They are the mysteries of light and include Christ's Baptism in the Jordan; his self- revelation at the wedding feast of Cana; his proclamation of the kingdom of God, with his call to conversion; his transfiguration and his institution of the Eucharistic. The Holy Father believes the additions will help to "bring out fully the Christological depth of the Rosary." Adding the five mysteries is left to people's discretion. The Pope says that in the five new mysteries "we contemplate important aspects of the person of Christ as the definitive revelation of God…It is during the years of his public ministry that the mystery of Christ is most evidently a mystery of light." The apostolic letter's title is "The Rosary of the Virgin Mary." The letter announces a Year of the Rosary from October 2002 to October 2003.
The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer," the Pope writes. "To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ." The Pope says "the Rosary clearly belongs to the kind of veneration of the Mother of God described by Vatican II. While the Rosary's repeated Hail Mary "is addressed directly to Mary, it is to Jesus that the act of love is ultimately directed, with her and through her," the Pope writes. He says that "the center of gravity in the Hail Mary, the hinge as it were, which joins its' two parts, is the name of Jesus." Calling the Rosary, "the Marian prayer par excellence," the Pope adds, "yet when the Hail Mary is properly understood, we come to see clearly that its Marian character is not opposed to its Christological character, but that it actually emphasizes and increases it."
Dear Catholic People of Ontario:
Rooted in human nature, the Sacred Scriptures and the teachings of the Church, marriage and family are the cornerstones of our society, the natural environment in which most of us were raised and formed in faith and in humanity.
In our daily life, we see that in marriage:
A man and a woman support and nurture each other.
In the vast majority of cases, they have children.
They rear their children in security and enable them to develop their God given talents.
The married partners participate in God's plan for the world and contribute significantly to the good of the community.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#1643) describes marriage in this way:
It aims at a deeply personal unity, a unity that, beyond union in one flesh, leads to forming one heart and soul; it demands indissolubility and faithfulness in definitive mutual giving; and it is open to fertility.
All of these aspects of marriage are necessary. They are found in the unions of men and women in all civilizations in all of recorded history. To take away any of these aspects from the definition of marriage is to end with something, which is not marriage.
If you wish to see this fundamental part of our society preserved, the time has come to make your opinion known to your federal and provincial representatives. We urge you to do so in your own way and in your own words.
The Ontario bishops have put the case for marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others to the leaders of the provincial and federal governments.
Yours in Christ,