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CHRIST IS RISEN ! HIS GLORY FILLS CREATION!

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"O GOD BEYOND ALL PRAISING



O God beyond all praising, We worship You today
And sing the love amazing That songs cannot repay;
For we can only wonder At ev'ry gift You send,
At blessings without number And mercies without end:
We lift our hearts before You And wait upon Your word,
We honor and adore You, Our great and mighty Lord.

The flow'r of earthly splendor in time must surely die,
Its fragile bloom surrender to You, the Lord most high;
But hidden from all nature the eternal seed is sown --
Though small in mortal stature, to heaven's garden grown:
For Christ the Man from heaven from death has set us free,
And we through Him are given the final victory.

Then hear, O Gracious Savior, Accept the love we bring,
That we who know Your favor May serve You as our King;
And whether our tomorrows Be filled with good or ill,
We'll triumph through our sorrows And rise to bless You still:
To marvel at Your beauty And glory in Your ways,
And make a joyful duty Our sacrifice of praise."


JE…

SURREXIT MATER ECCLESIA! RESURREXIT SICUT DIXIT!

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Throughout the world as this sacred evening rolls around the globe, we Catholics in our hundreds of millions once again have heard and will hear, the Lumen Christi, the Light of Christ extolled and the whole Church called to Exult on this night!!

"Exsúltet iam angélica turba cælórum:
exsúltent divína mystéria:
et pro tanti Regis victória tuba ínsonet salutáris.


Gáudeat et tellus, tantis irradiáta fulgóribus:
et ætérni Regis splendóre illustráta,
tótius orbis se séntiat amisísse calíginem.


Lætétur et mater Ecclésia,
tanti lúminis adornáta fulgóribus:
et magnis populórum vócibus hæc aula resúltet.


[Quaprópter astántes vos, fratres caríssimi,
ad tam miram huius sancti lúminis claritátem,
una mecum, quæso,
Dei omnipoténtis misericórdiam invocáte.
Ut, qui me non meis méritis
intra Levitárum númerum dignátus est aggregáre,
lúminis sui claritátem infúndens,
cérei huius laudem implére perfíciat.]

[V/ Dóminus vobíscum.
R/ Et cum spíritu tuo.]
V/ Sursum corda.
R/ Habémus ad Dóminum.
V/ Grátias agámus Dómino Deo…

BISHOPS LOG JAM - POPE FRANCIS' FIRST APPOINTMENT

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There had been no Episcopal Appointments since Pope Benedict XVI's abdication and one can imagine Cardinal Marc Ouellet Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops must have a bulging file to present to the new Holy Father. He has made one Appointment - that of his own successor as Archbishop of Buenos Aires , he is Mario Aurelio Poli who has had a distinguished Priestly and Episcopal role in Education at a variety of levels including at Major Seminary and University, and has been until now Bishop of Santa Rosa. One can well imagine the Holy Father with paternal affection for his former flock choosing to make this his first Appointment.

But what of Cardinal Ouellet's bulging file? And for that matter how will Pope Francis approach the task. Not every Pope I am sure, would go about it in the same way. No doubt different Popes will question the recommendations put to them to different degrees and in different ways. It may well be that different regions will attract special attention b…