With Gratitude To God, And Mary The Mother Of God,

Father James E. Goode, OFM,

The National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life, and

 Solid Ground Franciscan Ministry

Joyfully

Offer Prayers Of Thanksgiving

 On The Solemn Occasion of the

Beatification of

Venerable Pope John Paul II

By His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Saint Peter Basilica – Vatican City

Sunday May 1, 2011

“THE GOSPEL OF LIFE is at the heart of Jesus' message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as "good news" to the people of every age and culture. When he presents the heart of his redemptive mission, Jesus says: "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly" (Jn 10:10). In truth, he is referring to that "new" and "eternal" life which consists in communion with the Father, to which every person is freely called in the Son by the power of the Sanctifying Spirit. It is precisely in this "life" that all the aspects and stages of human life achieve their full significance.”

FROM THE ENCYCLICAL LETTER
EVANGELIUM VITAE

The Gospel of Life
ADDRESSED BY THE SUPREME PONTIFF
POPE JOHN PAUL II
TO ALL THE BISHOPS, PRIESTS, AND DEACONS
MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS
LAY FAITHFUL
AND ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL
ON THE VALUE AND INVIOLABILITY
OF HUMAN LIFE

March 25, 1995

 

Down Memory Lane

 BLACK AMERICAN VOICES IN ROME

OCTOBER 1-2, 1982

The Theatro Club under the sponsorship of the Secretariat of Christian Unity, at the Vatican, the Archdiocese of Rome, headed by Cardinal Poletti, and the government of Italy, brought together several delegations of Black Catholics and Protestant congregations to present a Black American Voices Gospel Revival at the Basilica of S. Maria in Trastevere in the heart of Rome.  The delegations were received with great enthusiasm by His Holiness Pope John Paul II.