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My invitation to all of you is to prayerfully consider sponsoring a “treasure” in our Cathedral in honor of your family or as a memorial to a loved one. —Bishop Kicanas

St. Augustine Cathedral legacy campaign begins That gift was God’s love, and in his “Confessions,” St. Augustine wrote with vivid words As you approach the entrance to St. about this gift: Augustine Cathedral, you can’t help “Your gift sets us afire and we are borne but to gaze upwards to the statue of our upward; we catch this flame and up we go. In our hearts we climb those upward Diocese’s patron saint. paths, singing the songs of What is St. Augustine See more about the ascent. By Your fire, Your benefholding in his right hand? It is a heart topped with ‘Treasures of the Heart’ icent fire, we are inflamed!” (Confessions 13,9) campaign on Page 24. flames! I have to thank St. AugusThat heart symboliztine for the inspiration he es how St. Augustine’s heart seemed to gave me when I walked through our Catheburst into flames with the gift that led to dral recently to see the progress of the interihis change of heart and the beginning of or renovation that has been going on for close By BISHOP GERALD F. KICANAS

his life of love and service for others.

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During an impromptu visit to Casa Hogar, a Catholic orphanage in Nogales, Sonora, Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas was greeted last month by one of the residents.

Marriage celebration Mass draws 163 couples Marriage was celebrated in a big way on Sept. 19 at St. Augustine Cathedral as 163 couples joined Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas for the diocese’s fourth annual Celebration of Marriage Mass. Three of the couples had been married for 65 years, one couple for 63 years and seven other couples for 60 years. Among the rest were 97 couples who were celebrating

50 years or more of marriage. Cumulatively, the celebrants represented 6,929 years of marriage. “How blessed are each one of our anniversary couples,” said Bishop Kicanas. “You are a great example to us of self-giving without See MARRIAGE on page 14

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OMOS teacher wins national award The Raytheon Company recognized Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School junior high math teacher Sharon Speet for her teaching abilities, awarding her a MathMovesU Math Hero Award. Raytheon commended 32 teachers nationwide “for engaging students in math through interactive and creative learning initiatives.” Each winner received a $2,500 award and a matching grant for their school. Mrs. Speet has been teaching math at the Tucson Catholic school since attending a Masters program in education at the University of Arizona in 2006. She also has a Masters degree in Systems Engineering from the UofA, and a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the University of Utah. Mrs. Speet had worked in industry for 20 years before becoming a teacher. Raytheon’s MathMovesU program is committed to increasing middle school students’ interest in math and science education by engaging them in hands-

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2 at St. Augustine perfect in ‘AP’ test Two students who graduated this year from St. Augustine Catholic High School achieved perfect scores on their Advanced Placement Government test in June. They are Hannah Ratliff, the valedictorian, and Alex Bachik, salutatorian and student body president. Colleges translate the test achievement into three to six credits applied to the student’s graduation requirements. Ratliff is attending Marietta College in Ohio and Bachik is attending the University of Dallas. Both received scholarships. Both students were taught at St. Augustine by Arthur “Bud” Droegemeier.



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to a year now. Seeing the beautiful changes and how the interior is being transformed, it occurred to me that what we hold so dear in our Cathedral – its history, architecture and everything that makes it a sacred space – are truly “treasures of the heart.” It also occurred to me that we have a wonderful opportunity as the renovation project nears completion (by the end of February, I hope) to invite the people of our Diocese to leave a faith-filled legacy that will connect them to our Cathedral in a unique way. So, the heart that St. Augustine is holding is the symbol for our “Treasures of the Heart” Campaign. My invitation to all of you is to prayerfully consider sponsoring a “treasure” in our Cathedral in honor of your family or as a memorial to loved one. Right now in our Cathedral, only the stained glass windows on the lower level of the walls have memorial designations. The gifts of those windows were made back in the 1920s when Bishop Daniel J. Gercke, the third Bishop of Tucson, oversaw the reconstruction of the Cathedral from the original 1897 church. Our idea for the “Treasures of the Heart” Campaign is to recognize all donors in a special place in the Cathedral. We are presently planning the setting for this donor recognition. What can you sponsor? Just about anything and everything from floor to ceiling! There are many opportunities for sponsorship at different levels of support. We are seeking special sponsors for the beautiful new handcrafted wood retablos for the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine. The sanctuary is a major focus of the restoration, and the sponsorship opportunities in the sanctuary include the artwork surrounding the restored Pamplona Crucifix that will be placed on the back wall of the sanctuary and a new mural of the Good Shepherd on the dome over the crucifix. You may choose to sponsor one of the restored stained glass windows, perhaps

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one of the “Apostle” windows on the upper level or one of the “Life of St. Augustine” windows on the lower level. You might choose to sponsor one of the stained glass windows in the sanctuary that bear the names and coats of arms of our first bishops. You can even “take a pew” by sponsoring one of the beautiful new pews. Enhancing the worship experience in the Cathedral is a goal of the Campaign as well. We are seeking sponsors for a state-ofthe-art sound system and for special lighting effects in the sanctuary. I think it is important that people of all means be able to participate in the Campaign, so I am hoping that perhaps our Catholic Schools and our spiritual and fraternal organizations each might sponsor one of the ceiling panels painted with symbols of our Faith and our Diocese’s history. Information on all the sponsorship opportunities is available at a special page on our diocesan Web site: If you haven’t been to the Cathedral in a while, you are going to be surprised. Yes, it does look like we are in the midst of a big “home improvement” project right now, but what has been accomplished is amazing. What is making this transformation possible is your generosity. The $1 million allocated from Our Faith, Our Hope, Our Future, our diocesan renewal campaign, has been the resource for all the major infrastructure changes, including painting, new flooring and new restrooms. Now, we are seeking to enchance the Cathedral’s sacred space and the experience of worship. I am grateful for the generosity of our parishes and families who have made their commitments to “Treasures of the Heart.” I invite you to join them. You are welcome to contact Margie Puerta Edson, director of our diocesan Charity and Ministry Fund, at 520-792-3410 for more information about the campaign and about opportunities for sponsorship.

Comienza la campaña Legado de la Catedral de San Agustín Por el OBISPO GERALD F. KICANAS

Our idea for the “Treasures of the Heart” Campaign is to recognize all donors in a special place in the Cathedral.

Estoy agradecido por la generosidad de nuestras parroquias y familias que han hecho sus compromisos de “Tesoros del corazón”.

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Al acercarse a la entrada de la Catedral de Agustín, es imposible no alzar la mirada para contemplar la estatua del santo patrón de nuestra Diócesis. ¿Qué sostiene San Agustín en su mano derecha? ¡Es un corazón en llamas! Esa representación muestra la manera como el corazón de San Agustín simbólicamente estalló en llamas al recibir el don que lo hizo cambiar sus ideas y dio así comienzo a una vida de amor y servicio al prójimo. Ese don era el amor de Dios. Debo agradecer a San Agustín por la inspiración que recibí de él recientemente cuando recorrí el interior de nuestra catedral para ver el progreso de las obras de remodelación que se han estado realizando durante casi un año. También se me ocurrió que tenemos una oportunidad maravillosa ahora que la obra de remodelación va llegando a su fin (espero que será a fin de febrero) para invitar al pueblo de la Diócesis a dejar un legado de fe que los conectará con nuestra catedral de una manera singular. Así, el corazón que San Agustín sostiene es el símbolo de nuestra Campaña llamada “Tesoros del corazón”. Mi invitación a todos ustedes es que consideren en sus oraciones la posibilidad de patrocinar un “tesoro” de nuestra catedral en honor a su familia o en conmemoración de un ser querido. En este momento, solamente las vidrieras de colores que están a nivel más bajo en las paredes de nuestra catedral están designadas con conmemoraciones. ¿Qué pueden patrocinar ustedes? ¡Prácticamente cualquier cosa desde el piso hasta el cielo raso! Hay muchas oportunidades de patrocinio a diferentes niveles de apoyo. En nuestro sitio diocesano en Internet hay información sobre las oportunidades de patrocinio en una página dedicada a ese fin: Ahora estamos tratando de mejorar el espacio sagrado de la catedral y la experiencia de adoración. Estoy agradecido por la generosidad de nuestras parroquias y familias que han hecho sus compromisos de “Tesoros del corazón”. Los invito a unirse a ellos. — Para leer la version completa de la columna del Obispo visita nuestra pagina a

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13 principals take ACE training Thirteen Catholic school principals from the Diocese of Tucson studied the subject of leadership this summer at a symposium conducted by ACE Consulting through the University of Notre Dame. The principals, who joined educational leaders from around the country, included: Maria Castillo (Douglas), Jim Gordon (Sierra Vista), Esther Hugues (Nogales), Shirley Kalinowski (Tucson), Kevin Kiefer (Tucson), Sister Leonette Kochan (Tucson), Sister Mary Aloysius Marques (Douglas), Jean McKenzie (Tucson), Barbara Monsegur (Nogales), Joseph R. Parzych (Casa Grande), Martha Taylor (Tucson), Roseanne Villanueva (Tucson) and Ann Zeches (Tucson). They participated in a “Principals Academy” hosted by Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program at the South Bend, Ind., campus July 5-9, focused on developing leadership skills that are tied into a school’s mission statement. Last January, Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas invited ACE to partner with three schools in the Diocese of Tucson – St. Ambrose, St. John the Evangelist, and Santa Cruz. ACE designated these schools the nation’s first Notre Dame ACE Academies, which receive direct and comprehensive support from the Alliance. The principals who attended the symposium will continue to receive support from ACE during this school year. Through an on-line forum, ACE will help them implement their leadership action plans, while also sustaining a sense of professional and spiritual community spanning Tucson and elsewhere.

Welcome to the Diocese Guests of honor at a Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral and a reception at the adjoining Placita last month, 26 sisters and 9 brothers newly assigned to the Diocese of Tucson are welcomed by Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas and Sister Rina Cappellazzo, Vicar for Vowed Religious. The sisters will serve in Tucson, Bisbee amd Yuma in wide-ranging roles, from border ministry to teaching to prayer ministry. The brothers will teach and counsel students, and one will serve as an astronomer at the Vatican Observatory and another as director of the corporate student placement program.

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Register to vote To the Editor: Thank you for your August front-page article on Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas’ testimony before Washington on the immigration system. Good information like this empowers people. So, too, does voting. And this issue is political. If we want to change politicians, we must register and vote. Here in Arizona, SB 1070 divided us. Brown-skinned Hispanics and Indians feel targeted. Polls show the majority of Hispanics opposed to SB 1070. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, 22 Indian

tribes, passed a resolution opposing it. Catholic churches throughout Arizona could assist empowering their members by offering voter registration after Sunday Masses. Just call your County Recorder office and they will help. Or an individual can call the Arizona Secretary of State at 1-800-458-5842 and ask for a Voter Registration Form. My ancestors came to Arizona from Mexico in 1864. I was born in Phoenix. I am not with any organization. Carolina Castillo Butler Scottsdale

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1-13  Meeting of USCCB and Vatican Congregations in Rome 14  8:00 A.M., Administrative Directors’ Meeting 9:00 A.M., Pastoral Directors’ Meeting 6:00 P.M., Pastor Installation, Fr. Javier Perez, Immaculate Conception, Yuma 15  12:00 P.M., Luncheon with Yumaarea priests 6:00 P.M., Pastor Installation and 25th Anniversary of Ordination, Fr. Tomas Muñoz, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Somerton 16  Religious Convocation, Benedictine Monastery; Mass 6:30 P.M., St. Augustine Catholic High School Red and Silver Dinner, Viscount 17  3:00 P.M., Mass, Encuentro, TCC 18  9:00 A.M., Meet with Notre Dame students visiting the border 19-20  Center for Applied Research in

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Sister Marjorie McManus, OSB Benedictine Sister of Perpetual Adoration Marjorie McManus, OSB, passed away on Sept. 10, 2010, at the Emmanuel Care Home in Tucson. She was born on April 30, 1925, in Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated from Renton High School in 1944, attended the University of Washington and worked for Boeing Aircraft Company and the Puget Sound Title Insurance Company. Her hobbies included photography, baking cakes, needlepoint and reading.

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Kino concert at Cathedral The University of Arizona School of Music will perform Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” with the Arizona Choir, UA Symphonic Choir and the Arizona Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral, in honor of the Tricentennial Anniversary of Father Kino.

Play today “Man from Magdalena,” a play based on a man’s rescue of a boy in the desert in 2007, will be presented on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. at Most Holy Trinity Parish, 1300 N. Greasewood Rd., Tucson. The play was inspired by the story of Manuel Jesus Cordova Soberanes, a migrant who encounters an injured 9-year-old boy whose mother had just been killed in an auto accident. In the play, a stranger reveals himself as an angel in our midst. The story is by Patty Christiena Willis and music by Mary Lou Prince. Tickets are $25 and available at the parish office (520-884-9021). Half the proceeds will go to support microloan projects in Central America and Mexico (

Mariachi at Sacred Heart Thriving thrift shop Shop manager Roberta Elford, right, and volunteer Terry Grady show the wide variety of dishes, glassware, clothing and other items available at the thrift shop at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Tombstone. The shop is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. The items, all donated, draw bargain hunters from throughout the region and puts several hundred dollars a week in the parish coffers.


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Women invited The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, who have served the Yuma region for 80 years, will host “Franciscan Vocation Discernment Retreats” in November and again in February and May. The retreats are offered to young Catholic single women ages 18 to 30. The first will be held on Nov. 12-14 at the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Motherhouse, 2409 S. Alverno Rd., Manitowoc, Wisc. The second on Feb. 25-27 and the third on May 20-22 will be held at the same location. The retreats will include time for communal and personal prayer, the sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation, bonfire, hikes, music outreach, time with the Sisters, and an opportunity for new friendships with other young women in discernment. The cost is $25. For more information, contact Sister Mary Ann Spanjers, O.S.F., at 920-682-7728 or 920-9739903. To register online, go to

Novena slated A novena to God through the intercession of St. Jude Thaddeus will begin Oct. 20 and continue for nine consecutive days, ending on his feast day, Oct. 28, at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in South Tucson. There will be two services daily, at 12:15 for a novena only and at 6:30 p.m. for Mass and novena, with confessions a half hour before each service while the rosary is said. The novena will be celebrated by Father Abram Dono, S.T., at 507 W. 29th St.

The Sir Thomas More Society Award will be presented posthumously to James McNulty at the 2010 Red Mass on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas will preside at the Mass, which is presented by the St. Thomas More Society of Southern Arizona and the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson. The Red Mass, open to everyone, is celebrated annually for judges, attorneys, law school professors, students and government officials and requests guidance from the Holy spirit for all who seek justice. Originating in Europe during the high Middle Ages, the Red Mass is so-called for the red vestments traditionally worn. McNulty was born in Boston in 1925 and raised in suburban West

The Sir Thomas More Society Award will be presented at the annual Red Mass on Oct. 27 at St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson. Roxbury, and attended the Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in America. He was drafted into the Army in 1944, serving at Fort McClellan as drill sergeant for waves of recruits. Almost immediate-

ly after the surrender of Japan, he was discharged. He chose Tucson for college and, supported by the GI bill, enrolled at the University of Arizona. He graduated from the College of Law in 1951 and joined a Bisbee law firm. In 1950 he married Jacqueline Boevers, whose family were ranchers in Wikieup, Ariz. Always politically active, McNulty in 1982 defeated Jim Kolbe for the U.S. House of Representatives and served for one term. In 1985, James became a partner with the law firm of Bilby, Thompson, and Shoenhair and Warnock, which later became the Tucson Office of Snell & Wilmer. Seven years later, he retired and joined the Peace Corps, and served in Guatemala in 19921993.

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In observance of the tri-centennial of the death of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino on March 15, 1711, The New Vision is presenting a series of articles reflecting various aspects of “Padre Kino’s” life and ministry. This is the second in that series.

Sainthood process underway Salcedo received the nulla osta (no impediment) from the Holy See to begin the “Cause for Beatification.” The canonization process as applicable to Padre Kino’s Cause has four stages. The first gives the title “Servant of God” and demands that the heroic virtue of the individual be indisputably established. Heroic virtue implies that the Servant of God has lived a life exemplified by the theological virtues of faith, hope, charity and the cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. In the second stage, “Venerable,” the Church allows the printing of holy cards to beseech the “confessor” for a miracle.

By RAuL E. RAMIREZ Special to The New Vision On May 3, 2006, a Mexican delegation led by Archbishop Ulises Macias Salcedo of Hermosillo delivered to the Vatican the official documents for Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino’s beatification. At that time Archbishop Macias Salcedo requested that the collective communities of Northern Mexico, Segno, Italy and Arizona offer Masses, prayers, and penance for Padre Kino’s beatification. This process is under the purview of the Congregation of Saints led by Italian Archibishop Angelo Amato. On Feb. 7, 1998, Archbishop Macias

The next stage is “Beatification” which bestows the title of “Blessed” and requires a miraculous cure. A feast day may be assigned but only in the home diocese and certain locations associated with the “confessor.” The final stage, to become a Saint, requires an additional miracle. A feast day may be celebrated anywhere within the Church and churches may be built in the saint’s honor. In mid 2010 the Congregation of Saints provided the canonical validity of the acts of the Process at Hermosillo by which the “Positio” can be started. The “Positio” is a summary of the documentation that proves the heroic exercise of virtue of the person being nominated. The Jesuit Postulator, Father Toni Witwer, received the nomination of “Relator” in the Congregation and directs the elaboration of the “Positio.” As an external collaborator he named Father Domenico Calarco as the VicePostulator for the Padre Kino’s Cause. It is hoped that the “Positio” can be finished next year when we celebrate the 300 year anniversary of Padre Kino’s death. An anniversary Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas at noon on March 13 at St. Augustine Cathedral.

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A new orphanage, Our Lady Queen of the Angels House, was opened in Agua Prieta, Sonora, on Sept. 10 by Blessed Nuno Society, a Catholic mission society affiliated with the Diocese of Duluth, Minn., with a mission office and chapter in Tucson The newly constructed $676,000 children’s shelter includes a learning center with specialized facilities for basic tutoring, English classes, and computer skills. The orphanage also has its own small infirmary and a psychologist’s office, in addition to a nursery, chapel, kitchen and dining area, and four two-room dormitory suites. Queen of Angels House opened with 27 children. Bob Keenan of Our Mother of Sorrows Parish in Tucson, moderator of the Society’s Tucson Chapter, said that the orphanage will normally house about 35 boys and girls, but has the capacity to house up to 72 in the event of a local emergency. The orphanage is owned by the Society’s Mexican affiliate organization, Blessed Nuno Society de Mexico, A.C., and is being operated in cooperation with the Agua Prieta Municipal DIF. Msgr.Thomas Cahalane, the Spiritual Director of the Society’s Tucson Chapter, noted that many of the children sheltered at Our Lady Queen of Angels House are victims of the chaos on the border which leads to family separations and parents dying in the desert.

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For tax credit: Help a child in need By GRACIE QuIROZ Executive Director, CTSO In talking with the families of students in our Catholic schools and with persons thinking about contributing to the Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO), there is one question that comes up quite often: “Why doesn’t CTSO let people designate their support to a specific student?” It’s a good question, and the answer points to the guiding principles of CTSO. The Internal Revenue Service prohibits donors from designating an individual student by name to be the beneficiary of a charitable gift. For example, one could not designate ‘John Doe’ as the recipient of a tax credit scholarship and expect a tax deduction for the gift. However, the IRS does allow CTSO contributions to be directed toward the school of the donor’s choice. All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Tucson gratefully accept CTSO contributions as the primary source of scholarship funds for their students. Catholic education is priceless, but it does not come without a steep price tag. The goal of CTSO is to offer financial assistance to every family that applies for aid, including middle-income families who struggle to pay tuition so their children receive a quality education that emphasizes our faith.

The reality is that the level of financial need of our applicants far exceeds tax credit funds available and our priority must be to assist those with the greatest financial need first. For now, that means a family of four with an annual income of $35,000 will receive more significant scholarship support than a similar family making $70,000. We are working hard to encourage CTSO participation from Catholic taxpayers across the Diocese so that we can begin to offer full support to every family, not just those with severe levels of financial need. We have many middle class families who are struggling significantly and we hope to expand the pool of CTSO scholarship funds available to support them. The Arizona Tax Credit Program allows you to direct your tax dollars to help children in our Catholic schools. You can use money you would have to pay in taxes anyway to give these children a very precious gift…a quality Catholic education. The tax credit contribution to CTSO is simple to make. Contribute to CTSO in any amount - $100, $200…up to $1,000 for a couple filing jointly and $500 for an individual. For more information on how you may help families participate in Catholic education, please call (520) 838-2558 or visit

Probe of Vatican bank prompts ‘amazement’ VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The president of the Vatican bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, has been placed under investigation by Italian magistrates in a moneylaundering probe, the Italian state television RAI reported. RAI, citing judicial sources, said the move followed the seizure on Sept. 20 by Italian treasury police of 23 million euros (US$30 million) that had been deposited in a Rome bank account by the Vatican bank. The Vatican expressed “bewilderment and amazement” at the legal action, saying its operations were legitimate and documented.

Last fall, Pope Benedict XVI named Gotti Tedeschi, an Italian banker and professor of financial ethics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, as president of the Vatican bank, known formally as the Institute for the Works of Religion. The appointment was seen at the time as a move toward greater transparency in the bank’s operations. The RAI report indicated no proof of money-laundering had emerged in the probe, but investigators said the Vatican bank had failed to disclose information about banking operations as mandated by Italy’s 2007 law against money-laundering.

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By JOHN MORRIS My home life was typical in most respects. My mother was (and is) very caring and dad hardworking. I attended Catholic schools, served as an altar boy and was involved with the youth group glee club. We always attended Sunday M a s s — my mother made sure of that. Thanks Mom! -When did you first think about becoming a JOHN MORRIS priest? The thought first came to mind as an altar boy— probably nine or ten years old. I heard God’s invitation at various times throughout my life but was not willing to act—until now. Looking back, my inaction, my inability to hear and answer God’s call, has providentially led me to this moment of acceptance—and the journey is incredible. -Did you have a priest you looked up to in your youth? Yes, Father Hirsch at St. Mary’s in Fairfax Station, Va. More impor-


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tantly, though, are the priests I look up to and call “friend” now. There are a handful of them, and they know who they are. I must mention one—my dear friend, an exemplar of priesthood, who has guided me from the earliest days of my discernment, Monsignor Ed Carscallen. -What do you envision your priesthood to be? I pray that, if called to Holy Orders and ordained, service and prayer will mark my priesthood. I envision my priesthood in the trenches, with my sleeves rolled up, working with and for our brothers and sisters. I always want to be available. -What is your greatest joy as you contemplate the priesthood? My greatest joy is the

possibility to bring people closer to Jesus Christ, to Christ present in the Eucharist, to feel and know deeply His real presence and love. In that is a sense of liberation, living for others and not myself. -What do you tell someone who is considering the priesthood? Man, if you feel something happening in your heart, that you may be called to priesthood, then do not hesitate— answer the call. Talk to a priest. Talk to your vocations director. No matter your past or present, no matter your own perceptions or your fears— stand up, answer the call. The church needs good men to stand up and answer the call. -Do you have a favorite devotion? Yes, I love Our Lady, The

Blessed Virgin Mary. I pray for her intercession and protection, and those graces that she most wants me, and all of us, to have. I wear the Miraculous Medal and believe “in the promise of great graces given to those who wear it when blessed.” I am especially devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, and her message. I believe in the power of the Rosary and pray it regularly. I love her so much! Everything about her leads us to her son, Jesus Christ. -How do you relax? Do you have a favorite vacation and/or retreat spot? Music is relaxing for me—I try to dedicate time each day to practice my guitar. Silence is relaxing too, so I enjoy daily reflection in silence. As for

a favorite vacation and/or retreat spot—wherever I am at that moment. -Describe a good day at the seminary. Every day is good. The best days are full of energy and just flow, from prayer to classes to studies. I know it is going to be a good day when I awake early, feeling fresh and in no rush. Spending quality time in prayer first thing in the morning is my kick-start because the days at seminary are full and hectic. -Finish this sentence: “It would surprise people to know I …play harmonica.”

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‘I send you like lambs among the wolves’

Migrant ministry deals with challenges By BERN ZOVISTOSKI The New Vision The verdant rolling hills of Sonora, reminiscent of the Italian countryside, belie the harsh realities in Mexico, where rampant crime, corruption and poverty are testing the resolve of those who strive and hope and pray for a better life. So overwhelming are the conditions immediately south of the border that Arizona continues to be seen as the land of promise and opportunity, despite the hostility shown by some Arizonans toward undocumented immigrant workers. Against that backdrop, more than 100 Catholics from all over Mexico assembled last month in Nogales, Sonora, with a common interest – to pursue the causes of social justice and human dignity for migrants. This national workshop, titled “XI Taller Nacional de Capacitacion,” was attended by three ranking Mexican church leaders – two archbishops and a bishop – and Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, whose Diocese of Tucson stretches along the entire Arizona-Mexico border. The bishops condemned the drug-related murder and kidnapping of innocents, including migrants, that pervades Mexico. The programs at the conference were aimed at strengthening the effectiveness of the many clergy and lay people who labor in ministry to migrants, particularly given the new challenges that continually arise. The theme of the conference: “I send you like lambs among the wolves.” Archbishop Ulises Macias Salcedo of Hermosillo declared that migration “is a right, a very profound right,” and he said “we need to change the structures” to facilitate the process. Archbishop Rafael Romo Munoz of Tijuana condemned the many kidnappings of migrants that occur regularly in Mexico, committed by criminal gang members operating under the cover of corrupt public officials. Also attending the conference was Bishop Jose Raul Vera Lopez, O.P., of Saltillo, near the place where 72 migrants from Central and South America were massacred recently, apparently for refusing to support the efforts of drug smugglers. Bishop Kicanas told the gathering that migration today is “a difficult situation” but, he said, “it’s important as disciples of Jesus to protect and defend the human rights of migrants.” All U.S. bishops agree on that point, said Bishop Kicanas, who is vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “Every human being has dignity and


Blessing the site of a planned migrant center in Nogales, Sonora, are, from left, Tijuana Archbishop Rafael Romo Munoz, Hermosillo Archbishop Ulises Macias Salcedo, Saltillo Bishop Jose Raul Vera Lopez, Bishop Kicanas and Father Cayetano Cabrera of Cristo Rey Parish.

‘The Church has a responsibility to respond to people who face difficulty. Many Catholics don’t understand that. We are all together and need to be respected as individuals.’ —Bishop Kicanas needs to be respected,” he said. “The Church has a responsibility to respond to people who face difficulty. Many Catholics don’t understand that. We are all together and need to be respected as individuals.” The gathering reaffirmed the Diocese Without Borders Initiative and a document titled “A Call into Covenant” signed in 2002 by the bishops of the Archdiocese of Hermosillo and the Dioceses of Tucson and Phoenix, which asserts that the region’s peoples are members of a universal Church that transcends national boundaries. “We are responding to the call of the

Holy Father for us to reflect on America as a single entity, united and not as separate countries, for we are all America,” the document proclaims. Despite differing cultural traits and national identities, the document says, “we are united in a special way by the fervent devotion of our border communities to the Virgin of Guadalupe.” A presentation was made to clarify the impact of Arizona law SB 1070, which has caused “widespread misunderstanding and confusion,” particularly for those living in Mexico, Bishop Kicanas said. The conference was held on the “home turf ” of the Kino Border Initiative, a Jesuit-run bi-national ministry that operates in Ambos Nogales, meaning both cities by that name, one in Arizona and the other in Mexico. The Kino Border Initiative describes itself as “an innovative and cooperative effort between six major religious organizations that strive to accompany migrants and communities affected by the consequences of migration.” In the words of Father Sean Carroll, S.J., the project’s executive director, the Kino Border Initiative “is the culmination of a three-year process of reflection, discernment and conversations along the Arizona-Mexico border about the reality of

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migration and the most urgent needs with respect to migration in general and for our Church in particular.” Bishop Kicanas and the three Mexican bishops led the conference attendees to a field near the border fence to bless land in Nogales, Sonora, that will become the site of a migrant center to assist deportees from the U.S. The center, within sight of the Mariposa crossing, will include a comedor, infirmary and shelter.


Aspiring permanent deacons gather at the placita at St. Augustine Cathedral with Bishop Kicanas after receiving the Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders.

38 deacon candidates, 26 lay ecclesial ministry candidates celebrate Thirty-eight aspiring permanent deacons were given the Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders by Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas last month at St. Augustine Cathedral. At the same time, 26 others were affirmed in their preparation for lay ecclesial ministry. The participants in the ceremonies represent parishes from throughout the Diocese of Tucson. The deacon candidates: Pasqual Abiles, St. James, Coolidge; Adalberto Andrade, Most Holy Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Rio Rico; David Barfuss, St. Monica; Mark Cesnik, St. Thomas More Newman; Javier Coronado, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Somerton. Also, Joe Cruz Jr., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; Jose Cuestas, St. Mark the Evangelist; Alfonso de la Riva, Santa Catalina; Steven DiMuzio, St. Anthony, Casa Grande; Paul Duckro, St. Pius X; Javier Fierro, Most Holy Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Rio Rico. Also, Louis Giovannini, St. Mark the Evangelist; Ernie Gonzales, St. Francis of Assisi, Yuma; Andrew Greeley, St. Francis de Sales; Andrew Guarriello, St. Mark the Evangelist; Jose Huerta-Nunez, Our Lady of the Mountains, Sierra Vista; Ernesto Jaramillo, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Somerton; John Klein, St. Andrew the Apostle, Sierra Vista; Larry Maude, St. Francis of Assisi, Yuma. Also, Enrique F. Mendoza, St. Monica; Manuel Murrieta, St. James, Coolidge; Douglas Nicholls, St. Francis of Assisi, Yuma; Ricky Pinzon, St. Andrew the Apostle, Sierra Vista; Wayne Preston, St. Joseph the Worker, Wellton; Cliff Rambaran, St. Joseph; Mario Rodriguez, Our Lady Queen of All Saints. Also, David A. Rojas, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Nogales; William Romero, Blessed Sacrament, Mammoth;

From throughout the diocese, lay ecclesial ministry candidates were affirmed in their preparation.

Arturo Sanchez, St. Francis of Assisi, Yuma; Jesse Soto, St. Margaret Mary; Antonio Telles, St. Helen, Oracle; Lauro Teran, St. Andrew the Apostle, Sierra Vista. Also, Thai V. Tran, St. Francis de Sales; Jeff Trujillo, St. Francis of Assisi, Yuma; Federico Valdenegro, St. Margaret Mary; Rick Valencia, Our Lady of Lourdes, Benson; Jose Valle, St. Andrew the Apostle, Sierra Vista; Jose F. Zamora, Our Mother of Sorrows. The lay ecclesial ministers: Irma Anaya, Our Lady of Fatima; Jeanette ApaezGutierrez, St. Cyril of Alexandria; Maria Julieta Andrade, Most Holy Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Rio Rico; Sandra Bernal, St. Michael’s Mission, Naco; Maggie Cabrera, Immaculate Conception, Yuma. Also, Rebecca Pina Cammarota, Our Mother of Sorrows; Anna Elias Cesnik, St. Thomas More; Ines Chisholm, St. James, Coolidge; Armida Coronado,

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ON THE FAMILY Pat Wargocki

God, sacraments key to marriage longevity

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Couples attending “gave striking witness to the dignity of human love,” said Bishop Kicanas. MARRIAGE continued from page 1

reservation, and of fidelity, that virtue that allows us to live out our unswerving commitment,” he said. Bishop Kicanas said the couples “gave striking witness to the dignity of human love and to the beauty and joy of married life.” During the Mass in the Cathedral, crowded with family members and friends, the couples held hands and professed the renewal of their vows, then sealed their renewal with a kiss as their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren applauded and snapped pictures. The couples married for 65 years are Don and Carol Higer and George and Adele Andrela, of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Green Valley, and Herbert and Marie Niehaus of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Tucson. One couple, Trinidad and Yolanda Valentin, celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage on the precise day – Sept. 19 – and place, St. Augustine Cathedral. A huge wedding cake was enjoyed at a reception following the Mass. Hospitality was provided by teens from Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Arco Iris of Sacred Heart Parish in Nogales and the Cathedral’s own youth group.

Trinidad and Yolanda Valentin share cake as they celebrate the actual day of their 50th wedding anniversary.

One of the presents my husband and I received at our wedding reception was a wooden plaque with a golden cross and two rings. Inscribed on the plaque was the prayer, “Grant us, O Lord, that, loving You, we may love each other and live according to Your sacred law,” Pope John XXIII. The plaque has been hanging in a prominent place in our home ever since. It’s a daily reminder that we aren’t alone in our marriage – God is the third partner in marriages and he is there to give us strength and support. The full meaning of the prayer eluded us when we were newlyweds, but over the years we grew to appreciate its power. My guess is that all of the couples who celebrated their 25th, 50th, 60th and beyond anniversaries last month at the Cathedral with Bishop Kicanas certainly understand the message. Tina and James (Pat) Marsh, who marked their 50th anniversary at the Mass, said, “When we endured hardships, especially the loss of a child many years ago, I don’t think we could have made it if it weren’t for our faith.” They added: “Relying on God for strength and learning to communicate with each other was what held us together.” Tina and Pat also attribute the longevity of their marriage to sacramental grace. The sacrament of matrimony was the first step they and each of the couples at last month’s celebration took as a married couple. The grace they received at their wedding was “a gift that kept giving” in ensuing years as they received the Eucharist. Many got to watch with pride as their children received the sacraments of Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, Confirmation and Matrimony. Some even got to witness their children receive Holy Orders. Congratulations to all the couples who celebrated anniversaries last month. May God and sacramental grace continue to bless you.

See celebrants’ names online A complete listing of married couples who participated in the fourth annual Celebration of Marriage Mass can be found on our Website,

At right, Bishop Kicanas congratulates the three couples who were celebrating their 65th wedding anniversaries.





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Ministerio de Emigrantes Enfrenta Desafíos Por: BERN ZOVISTOSKI La Nueva Visión

Las verdes colinas de Sonora, re semblanza de la campiña italiana, representan falsamente las bruscas realidades de México, donde los crimenes fulminantes sin control, corrupción y pobreza están poniendo a prueba la resolución de aquellos que se esfuerzan y esperan y rezan por tener una vida mejor. Son tan abrumadoras las condiciones inmediatamente al sur de la frontera que Arizona continúa viéndose como la tierra de promesa y oportunidad, a pesar de la actitud hostil de muchos Arizonenses hacia los trabajadores inmigrantes indocumentados En contra de ese telón, más de cien católicos de todas partes de México se reunieron el mes pasado en Nogales, Sonora, con un interés común – a perseguir las causas de justicia social y dignidad humana por los inmigrantes. Este taller nacional, titulado “XI Taller Nacional de Capacitación,” fue atendido por tres líderes de iglesias de México de alto rango – dos arzobispos y un obispo – y el Obispo Gerald F. Kicanas, cuya Diócesis de Tucson se estrecha a lo largo de toda la frontera de Arizona-México. Los obispos condenaron los asesinatos y secuestros relacionados-con-drogas de inocentes, incluyendo inmigrantes, que se extienden por México. Los programas de la conferencia fueron dirigidos a enforzar la efec-

De inzquierda a derecha, Rafael Romo Muñoz, Arzobispo de Tijuana, Gerald F. Kicanas, Obispo de Tucson, Ulises Macías Salcedo, Arzobispo de Hermosillo y José Raúl Vera López, Obispo de Saltillo.

tividad de los muchos clérigos y fieles laicos que laboran en ministrar a inmigrantes, que se dan de todo corazón enfrentándose a los desafíos que se levantan constantemente. El tema de la conferencia: “Los mando como corderos entre lobos.” El Arzobispo Ulises Macías Salcedo de Hermosillo, Sonora declaró que inmigración “es un derecho, un muy profundo derecho,” y también dijo “necesitamos cambiar las estructuras” para facilitar el proceso. El Arzobispo Rafael Romo Muñoz de Tijuana condenó los tantos secuestros de inmigrantes que ocurren regularmente en México, cometidos por miembros de pandillas criminales Leer MINISTERIO en página 18


Pío IX y Juan XXIII Fueron Beatificados Hace ya una Década Por Carmen Elena Villa


A pesar de que los separa casi un siglo de diferencia tienen algo en común. Pío IX y Juan XIII sacaron adelante un concilio ecuménico (Vaticano I y Vaticano II, respectivamente), afrontaron momentos difíciles en el orden mundial (movimiento de unificación italiana y la posguerra tras el segundo conflicto mundial) y fueron beatificados por Juan Pablo II hace diez años. El pontificado de Pio IX es el más largo del que la historia tenga registrado. Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti (naci-

do en Senigallia, provincia de Ancona el 13 de mayo de 1792) estuvo en la sede de Pedro durante casi 32 años: entre 1846 y 1878. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (1881-1963) tenía una profunda devoción hacia su predecesor Pío IX: “Pienso siempre en Pío IX, de santa y gloriosa memoria, e, imitándolo en sus sacrificios, quisiera ser digno de celebrar su canonización”, expresó en uno de sus escritos, recopilados en el libro Diario de un Alma. Hoy, miles de fieles visitan su cuerpo incorrupto, que yace en una urna ubicada en la Basílica de San Pedro.

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Relaciones Prematrimoniales Por Lucero de DÁvalos

Querido hijo: Sí nos guiáramos por el verdadero sentido de éstas dos palabras, nos encontraríamos hablando de lo que precede al matrimonio: el noviazgo. Sin embargo, una vez más hemos vaciado el contenido de las palabras y cuando se menciona “relaciones prematrimoniales” nos quieren decir que se han efectuado las relaciones sexuales antes del matrimonio (con la chispa propia de nuestro pueblo se dice: “se comieron la torta antes del recreo”). Hay parejas que nos hablan de esta situación diciendo que están probando antes del contrato matrimonial para ver si se entienden. Desde luego no han visto que son dos cosas totalmente distintas; una tiene carácter provisional, carente de compromiso y, por lo tanto, de responsabilidad. La relación sexual claro que tiene su mucha importancia; podríamos decir que es lo que lleva a la finalidad del matrimonio, que es procrear y educar la prole, pero no se puede olvidar que el matrimonio tiene otro fin tan importante como el anterior que es la ayuda mutua. Con esto ya hablamos de que en la relación prematrimonial, para que sea buena, debe hacernos crecer como personas, debe hacernos mejores. Cuando se ama verdaderamente, jamás se degrada al ser amado. Al no querer más que placer sin compromiso, se rompe un equilibrio entre amor-responsabilidad y, por lo tanto, se pierde felicidad. ¿Por qué? Porque ahí generalmente hay apasionamiento, una búsqueda de uno mismo llena de egoísmo; el amor es el contrario, es lo que yo quiero y busco tu felicidad. Otra cosa, en el matrimonio no todo es sexo; hay muchas relaciones bellísimas: amistad, compañerismo, convivencia, etcétera. Todas, incluyendo el sexo, que al igual que el ser son cambiantes, así que dudo que esa prueba les sirva para un buen matrimonio. En esos casos siempre hay duda. ¿Con cuántos o cuántas más probaría? Y con esas bases, con esas aportaciones sensuales no es posible fundamentar una buena familia. Lo que se siembra se cosecha y si lo único que unió fue el sexo, este es el primero que separa. Así como los sentimientos son las vibraciones del alma, el erotismo, la sensualidad nos hace vibrar el cuerpo, sólo que los sentimientos buenos nos dan alas que nos hacen remontarnos hacia las alturas, mientras que la sexualidad a destiempo nos arrastra a ponernos a la altura de los instintos más bajos, llenos de egoísmo. El sexo dentro del matrimonio es una realidad que Dios bendice con el Sacramento magno que los sacerdotes testifican con su presencia y, como decía uno de ellos: Yo los bendigo con dos manos porque no tengo cuatro. Con cariño te bendice tu madre.

No Seais Mediocres, sed Santos, Pidió Benedicto XVI a Jóvenes Durante su Reciente Visita a Gran Bretaña, los Exhortó a “No ser Conformistas” LONDRES,

Inglaterra. ( Hablando ante estudiantes católicos británicos, el Papa Benedicto XVI expresó: “Espero que entre quienes me escucháis hoy, esté alguno de los futuros santos del siglo XXI”. “Cuando os invito a ser santos, os pido que no os conforméis con ser de segunda fila, sino aspirar a un horizonte mayor”. “No os contentéis con ser mediocres”, les exhortó. “Lo que Dios desea más de cada uno de vosotros es que seáis santos. Él os ama mucho más de lo jamás podríais imaginar y quiere lo mejor para vosotros. Y, sin duda, lo mejor para vosotros es que crezcáis en santidad”, añadió. “Tener dinero posibilita ser generoso y hacer el bien en el mundo, pero, por sí mismo, no es suficiente para haceros felices. Estar altamente cualificado en determinada actividad o profesión es bueno, pero esto no os llenará de satisfacción a menos que aspiremos a algo más grande aún.

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Llegar a la fama, no nos hace felices”. “La felicidad es algo que todos quieren, pero una de las mayores tragedias de este mundo es que muchísima gente jamás la encuentra, porque la busca en los lugares equivocados”, afirmó Benedicto XVI. Por ello, recordó, “la verdadera felicidad se encuentra en Dios. Necesitamos tener el valor de poner nuestras esperanzas más profundas solamente en Dios, no en el dinero, la carrera, el éxito mundano o en nuestras relaciones

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El Papa Benedicto XVI durante su viaje a Gran Bretaña háblo a los jóvenes de ese país.

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La Mujer, Reflejo de la Fidelidad y la Ayuda a la Obra de Cristo tro y el anuncio a los apóstoles. María Magdalena, la apasionada discípula que está junto a la cruz en el Calvario, junto a la Virgen y San Juan. Había otras mujeres que seguían al Maestro de Nazaret. Juana también le acompañó desde los tiempos felices de los milagros hasta el dolor del sepulcro tras la muerte de Cristo. Era una persona importante en la ciudad. Una de esas santas mujeres que sabían estar, al mismo tiempo, entre la alta sociedad de la época y entre los pobres que escuchaban las palabras del Mesías. También Susana ejerció un papel importante. Ella colaboraba con sus bienes para que el Señor y sus discípulos pudiesen dedicarse a lo importante: la predicación del Reino de los Cielos. Son mujeres de actualidad, con un testimonio muy vivo. Son el reflejo del amor a toda prueba, de la fidelidad y de la ayuda a la obra de Cristo.

Por el P. Clemente González Fuente:

Lucas 8, 1-3. En aquel tiempo, Jesús iba caminando por ciudades y pueblos, proclamando y anunciando la Buena Nueva del Reino de Dios; le acompañaban los Doce, y algunas mujeres que habían sido curadas de espíritus malignos y enfermedades: María, llamada Magdalena, de la que habían salido siete demonios; Juana, mujer de Cusa, un administrador de Herodes; Susana y otras muchas que les servían con sus bienes. Tres mujeres en primera línea. Cada una con su vocación particular y las tres seguidoras incansables de las huellas de Jesús. María Magdalena pasó a la historia por ser la primera persona que vio a Cristo resucitado. Todos recordamos esa escena: ella, llorando junto al sepulcro; el Señor que se le aparece como si fuera el hortelano. Luego el encuen-


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Dios Está Cerca del Dolor Por el P. Jose Luis Richard Fuente:

El Evangelio nos dice: Después de que llegaron al lugar llamado Calvario, ahí lo crucificaron... El laconismo no puede ser mayor. Pero ¡cuánto dolor hay detrás de estas palabras! Dolor de la humillación de ser el espectáculo del pueblo, el hazmerreír de la chusma. Dolor del pudor que siente que le arrancan los vestidos y la piel. Dolor de la sien que parece estallarle. Dolor de los clavos que penetran bajo sordos golpes del martillo y taladran hasta abrir hilos de sangre en las manos y en los pies. Dolor al ver a la Madre destrozada por la angustia. Dolor de ver la ingratitud a su amor. Dolor de conocer la esterilidad de su sacrificio en tantas almas...

Quien sufre -y a todo hombre le llega su momento, porque el dolor es la herencia del pecado- puede afrontar su sufrimiento de diversas formas: desesperación, rabia, escepticismo, odio... Otros sencillamente se resignan sin comprender jamás ni el porqué ni el para qué de su sufrimiento. Y Cristo nos deja clara la razón: el dolor por obediencia redentora. Si miramos sin fe la cruz de Cristo, como si miramos el dolor humano desde un punto de vista meramente natural, sólo hallaremos como respuesta el absurdo. Pero muy por encima del existencialismo desesperado de la vida, brilla la luz del misterio. Nadie me arrebata mi vida, sino que la entrego yo mismo... Éste es el mandato que recibí de mi Padre (Jn 10, 18). Ahí

está la clave para comprender a Cristo crucificado y toda su doctrina y obra. Va al dolor y a la misma muerte con plena conciencia y con la más absoluta libertad. No ofrece una obediencia pasiva y resignada, “porque no hay otra alternativa”, sino voluntaria y cumplida con perfección en el detalle: hasta sus últimas consecuencias. Y esto, a pesar de todo el dolor que le desgarra... Se hizo obediente hasta la muerte, y muerte de cruz (Fil 2, 8). Sólo a la luz de esa obediencia amorosa se comprende la muerte de Cristo. Y porque ha obedecido, dirige la mirada a su Padre con confianza. Ha terminado su obra, ha llegado al final a pesar de todas las dificultades, a pesar de la cruz y de la muerte.

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Erase una vez un hombre que tenía una sed profunda de

ser feliz. Había intentado saborear ese precioso elixir de la vida sin mucho éxito. Un día decidió ir a ver a un sabio, que tenia la fama de saberlo todo. Cuando llegó le preguntó: “Maestro, ¿cuál es el secreto para alcanzar la felicidad? El sabio respondió: “No lo sé”. ¿Cómo es que no lo sabes? replicó el hombre, con gran decepción. “Tú eres sabio, y lo sabes todo”. El erudito insistió: “En verdad no lo sé. En esta búsqueda no hay recetas de cocina. Lo que sí puedo darte son los pasos hacia la infelicidad. Son muy prácticos; si los llevas cabo, tu vida estará llena de amargura. Te lo garantizo. He aquí las actitudes que conducen a la cima de la infelicidad”: (1) No aceptes o asumas ni la mas mínima dósis de responsabilidad en ninguna de tus acciones. Cuando erres, siempre échale la culpa a los demás, a Dios, al destino, a las circunstancias, a la mala suerte, a la economía, a tus hijos, a tu esposo(a), a tu jefe, a tus trabajadores, etc. Así, en ese afán de proteger tu ego, vivirás pensando que todos los que te rodean están equivocados, menos tu. Y por lo tanto, nunca tendrás que pedir perdón a nadie. (2) Haz que la valoración de tu ser dependa de los que te rodean, o de las circunstancias. Que tu día empiece cuando alguien te sonríe, o cuando alguien te saluda, y no cuando tú te despiertes a la conciencia de que existes y vuelvas a sentir el vibrar de la vida… Apégate a los factores circunstanciales. Siéntete bien si salió el sol, y triste si está nublado hoy. No te atrevas a definirte como ser humano sin antes pedirle su opinión y permiso a los demás, sobre todo a los que tienen prejuicios contra ti. No te embarques en la desgastante tarea de proteger tu ego. (3) No practiques la racionalidad. No te dejes guiar por el dictamen de la recta razón. Que tus emociones controlen tu mente, y tu vida, aunque actúes en contra de la lógica más elemental. De esa manera serás como una rueda de la fortuMINISTERIO continua de página 15

operando bajo la protección de oficiales públicos corruptos. Atendiendo también a la conferencia fue el Obispo José Raúl Vera López, O.P., de Saltillo, cerca del lugar donde recientemente ocurrió la masacre de 72 inmigrantes de Central y Sur América, que aparentemente, según se dijo, rehusaron a dar apoyo a los esfuerzos de traficantes de drogas. El Obispo Kicanas le dijo a los asistentes que inmigración, hoy día es “una situación difícil” pero, él dijo, “es importante como discípulos de Jesús proteger y defender los derechos humanos de los inmigrantes.” Todos los

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na; serás impredecible y las personas tendrán serios problemas para relacionarte contigo. Pero también puedes pensar que ellos son inmaduros e inadaptados. (4) Practica el negativismo y proponte hacer “tormentas en vasos de agua”. Trata de encontrarle siempre el lado negativo a las cosas, practicando el fatalismo, la exageración o la catástrofe. Por ejemplo, a un acontecimiento llámale “problema”, no desafío ni reto. Aférrate a creer en la “buena suerte” y en la “mala suerte”. No creas en ti. Piensa que en el mundo hay más mal que bien, sólo porque en el encabezado del periódico de esta mañana salió en primera plana la imagen de un terrorista y no haz hojeado las obras de Paulo Coelho. (5). No vivas en el presente. Quédate anclado en el pasado, en las heridas que sufriste por los errores de los que te rodean. Nunca renuncies a la idea de que el pasado pudo haber sido mejor. Piensa que el presente es sólo una vana ilusión; que lo más importante es tu pasado. Es más, piensa que tú eres tu pasado y así revivirás en tus emociones lo que te pasó. Visita el presente sólo cuando la tragedia toque el timbre de tu casa. Convierte a tu pasado en un fantasma que te persigue y atemoriza. Y haz lo mismo con tu futuro. Permítele a esa entidad inexistente que se robe tu sueño. Gasta toda tu energía pensando en el “antes” o en el “después”, para no tener que afrontar el presente, que es lo único que existe y es un regalo. (6). No aceptes ni te adaptes a los cambios predecibles e impredecibles de la vida. Rechaza el flujo y el devenir natural de las leyes de la naturaleza. Reclama si falleció el obispos de los Estados Unidos están de acuerdo con ese punto, dijo el Obispo Kicanas, quien es vice presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos. “Cada ser humano tiene dignidad y necesidades que deben ser respetadas,” dijo él. “la Iglesia tiene la responsabilidad de responder a las personas que enfrentan dificultades. Muchos católicos no entienden eso. Estamos todos juntos y necesitamos ser respetados como individuos.” La reunión reafirmó la iniciativa de de Diócesis Sin Fronteras y un documento titulado “Un Llamado en Convenio” firmado en 2002por los obispos de la Arquidiócesis de Hermosillo y la Diesis de Tucson y Phoenix, que aciertan que las personas de la región son miembros de una iglesia universal que trasciende fronteras nacionales.

anciano. No aceptes que lo que empieza debe terminar. No aceptes que la vida conlleva una dósis de sufrimiento. No aceptes que en el amor a veces se pierde. No aceptes que los amigos también traicionan y que los grandes también se equivocan. (7) Practica la intolerancia y critica todo lo que no se adapte a tus moldes mentales. Vive soñando que mañana ya no habrá conflictos entre los hombres. Aférrate a tu propia visión religiosa del mundo y cree que todos los demás están gravemente equivocados. No admitas que tus seres queridos son falibles. Sé duro en tu juicio ante los errores de los demás, asumiendo que tú nunca caerás. No aceptes la ambigüedad de la vida. Piensa que todo debe ser “blanco o negro”. Piensa que optar por otras opciones es mucha fatiga mental. (8) No tengas un sentido de misión en la vida. Que no te importe el ¿hacia dónde voy? Vive la vida sin planes, sin metas, sin sueños y sin ideales. Piensa que tú sólo eres el producto de las fuerzas ciegas de la naturaleza, las cuales te arrojaron a la existencia por azar y sin preguntarte si querías venir. Vive pensando que no hay un diseñador eterno que te llamó a la existencia por amor. (9) Sé un eterno cazador de conflictos. Apégate a los ambientes nocivos. Asóciate con personas problemáticas, conflictivas, no altruistas sino egoístas e insensibles al dolor de los pobres y de los débiles. Que tu lema sea alcanzar lo que tú quieres a toda costa, sin importar lo que los demás necesitan. (10) No les creas a quienes proclaman que la vida tiene un profundo sentido y un gran propósito, independientemente de las circunstancias que nos rodean, incluso la enfermedad y la tragedia. Practica el hastío, el sinsabor y el sin sentido. Y créeles a los que dicen que la vida es una pasión inútil. El sabio subrayó: “Este es el sendero que te llevará a la amargura existencial”. La decisión está en ti. Los poetas dicen que “la felicidad es una forma de navegar por el amor”. Yo creo que la felicidad es difícil de definir. Y concluyó: “Mi deseo es que te propongas no ser infeliz”. “Estamos respondiendo a la llamada del Santo Padre a que reflexionemos en América como una sola entidad unida y no como países separados, porque somos una sola América,” proclama el documento. A pesar de que diferimos en características culturales e identidades nacionales, dice el documento, “estamos unidos de un modo especial por la ferviente devoción de las comunidades fronterizas a la Virgen de Guadalupe.” Una presentación fue hecha para clarificar el impacto de la ley SB 1070 de Arizona, “que ha causado y difundido malentendidos y confusión,” particularmente para aquellos que viven en México, dijo el Obispo Kicanas. La conferencia tomó lugar en la “cede” de Kino Border Leer MINISTERIO en página 19


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Los tiempos duros en la economía se están conectando con los tiempos duros en nuestros hogares, especialmente para los niños. Después del descenso en 2008, las estadísticas nacionales de abuso de criaturas en casa aumentaron en 2009. La autoridad de en forzamiento de la ley y grupos en defensa de menores creen que el incremento está eslabonado con la baja economía y es un síntoma de estrés que las familias están experimentando debido a lo duro de los tiempos. Reportes de agencias tales como el Centro de Defensa de Niños indican que son los niños más chicos los que están sufriendo. Las criaturas se convierten en blancos fáciles de padres que sienten el peso del estrés por desempleo, deudas y no poder pagar la hipoteca de sus casas. Cuando el alcohol se junta a esta mezcla, todo se pone aun mucho más peor. Inhibición reducida aparejada con estrés aumentado lleva a actuar con violencia. Lo que usualmente fuera disciplina normal se convierte en abuso. Cuando los padres pelean el uno con el otro, las criaturas quedan atrapadas en el medio. Algunas veces la criatura tratará de proteger al padre estropeado. Algunas veces el padre violento descarga su enojo en una criatura porque él o ella están más allegados con el otro padre. Algunas veces la criatura “se encuentra ahí” solo por casualidad. ¿Qué podemos nosotros – la Comunidad Católica – hacer para poder ayudar? Nuestra diócesis ha hecho un compromiso que va más Por: JOHN MORRIS Mi vida en casa fue típica en casi todos aspectos. Mi madre fue ( y es) muy cuidadosa y papá un hombre muy trabajador. Atendí escuelas Católicas, serví como monaguillo/acólito y estuve envuelto en el club glee de grupo de jóvenes. Siempre íbamos a misa el domingo—mi mama se aseguraba de eso. ¡Gracias mamá! -¿Cuándo fue la primera vez que pensaste en ser sacerdote? La primer vez que me vino a la mente ser sacerdote fue cuando era acólito – probaJOHN MORRIS blemente cuando tenía 9 o 10 años de edad. Oí la invitación de Dios en varias ocasiones durante mi vida pero no estuve dispuesto a actuar – hasta ahora. Mirando hacia atrás, mi inacción, mi inhabilidad a oír y responder a la llamada de Dios. Me ha guiado providencialmente a este momento de aceptación – y es una jornada increíble. - ¿Tuviste un sacerdote a quien quisiste emular en tu juventud? Sí, el Padre Hirsh en St. Mary’s en Fairfax Station, Va. Más importante, sin embargo, son los sacerdoMINISTERIO continua de página 18


La seguridad de los niños requiere vigilancia allá de mantener la seguridad de los niños de abuso en nuestras parroquias y escuelas. Estamos tratando de ser defensores de niños en todas las comunidades de la diócesis. Esta defensa incluye apoyando agencias gubernamentales y de beneficencia cuya misión, como el Programa de Ambiente Seguro de nuestra diócesis, es en prevenir abuso de niños. Nosotros apoyamos esas agencias en sus esfuerzos de ambos, proveer apoyo a familias y traer aquellos que perjudican la justicia. Para llevar a cabo nuestro compromiso a la seguridad de de niños, especialmente en tiempo de estrés económico, debemos ser vigilantes en muchas maneras. En la arena pública, necesitamos notar y responder efectivamente a las presiones económicas y políticas que puedan reducir fondos a las agencias que protegen a las criaturas. En el nivel personal, necesitamos interesarnos por la


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seguridad de los niños, estar alerta de las señales de abuso o maltrato, para saber cómo responder si vemos esas señales y tener el valor para seguir adelante. Necesitamos hacer exactamente lo que uno de nuestros feligreses hizo recientemente. Sin ser un empleado o voluntario, este feligrés había recibido educación básica en nuestro Programa de Ambiente Seguro acerca de la ley mandataria de reportar. Mientras asistía a una asamblea parroquial, el feligrés oyó de casualidad un comentario que levantó razonable sospecha que una criatura pudiera estar experimentando abuso en casa. El feligrés consultó con otro feligrés que estaba en la misma asamblea para confirmar la razonabilidad de la sospecha. Habiendo hecho eso, el feligrés llamó a la policía y a la Agencia de Protección de Menores (C.P.S.) para reportar. Mientras que las subsecuentes investigaciones por los enforzadores de la ley no encontraron evidencias de abuso, se encontraron otras situaciones que la parroquia pudiera responder en caridad pastoral. Me llenó de ánimo el cuidado, conocimiento y valor de este feligrés por actuar por una razonable sospecha. Sé que hay muchos otros por ahí en nuestras parroquias y escuelas y ministerios independientes que se han unido a nuestro cometido común en prevenir abuso y maltrato de niños y jóvenes Reconociendo que los tiempos duros en la economía han hecho a los niños aun más vulnerable a abuso es ahora parte de nuestro compromiso común.

Este es el noveno en una serie de artículos en donde seminaristas relatarán personalmente cómo y por qué encontraron sus caminos al sacerdocio en la Diócesis de Tucson. Para aprender más en como convertirse en seminarista, contacta la Oficina de Vocaciones al 520-838-2531 o envía un email:

Siempre quiero estar disponible tes que quiero emular y que llamo “amigos” ahora. Son algunos, y ellos saben quiénes son. Debo de mencionar a uno – mi querido amigo, un sacerdote ejemplar, que me ha guiado desde los primeros días de mi discernimiento, Monseñor Ed Carscallen. -¿Cómo consideras que será tu sacerdocio? Rezo que, si soy llamado al sacerdocio y soy ordenado, servicio y oración marcará mi sacerdocio. En visiono mi sacerdocio en la trinchera, con mis mangas remangadas trabajando con y por mis hermanos y hermanas. Mi deseo es estar a la disposición de todos los que me necesiten. -¿Cuál es tu gozo más grande al contemplar el sacerdocio? Mi gozo más grande es la posibilidad de traer a las personas más cercas a Jesucristo, a Cristo presente en la Eucaristía, para sentir y conocer profunda-

Iniciative, un ministerio binacional conducido por Jesuitas que opera en ambos Nogales, que significa dos ciudades con el mismo nombre, una en Arizona y la otra en México. La Kino Border Initiative se describe a sí misma como “un esfuerzo innovativo y cooperativo de seis grandes organizaciones religiosas que trata de acompañar a

mente Su real presencia y amor. En eso es un sentimiento de liberación, viviendo para otros y no para mí. -¿Qué le dices a alguien que está considerando el sacerdocio? Hombre, si sientes que algo está pasando en tu corazón, que estás siendo llamado a ser sacerdote, entonces no te detengas – contesta a la llamada. Habla con un sacerdote. Habla con tu director de vocaciones. No importa tu pasado o tu presente, no importan tus propias percepciones o miedos – levántate y contesta la llamada. La iglesia necesita hombres buenos que se levanten y contesten la llamada. -¿Cuál es tu devoción favorita? Si, amo a Nuestra Señora, La Santísima Virgen María. Rezo para que interceda por mí y me dé su protección. Y por todas las gracias que quiera que yo, y todos los demás quiera

emigrantes y comunidades afectadas por las consecuencias de migración. En las palabras del Padre Sean Carroll, S.J., el director ejecutivo del proyecto, la Kino Border Initiative “es la culminación de un proceso de tres años de reflexión, descernimiento y conversaciones a lo largo de la frontera de Arizona-México acerca de la realidad de migración y las necesidades más urgentes con respecto a migración en

que tengamos. Yo traigo puesta la Medalla Milagrosa y creo “en la promesa de las gracias que se dan a aquellos que la usan estando bendita.” Soy especialmente devoto de la Santísima Virgen de Guadalupe, Patrona de las Américas, y su mensaje. Yo creo en el poder del Rosario y lo rezo regularmente. ¡La amo tanto! Todo acerca de ella nos dirige a su hijo, Jesucristo. -¿Cómo te relajas? ¿Tienes un lugar de vacaciones favorito y/o un lugar de retiro? Música es relajante para mí – trato de dedicar tiempo cada día para practicar mi guitarra. Silencio es relajante también, así que gozo reflexión diaria en silencio. Acerca de mi vacación favorita y/o lugar de retiro – dondequiera que esté en ese momento. - Describe un buen día en el seminario. Cada día es bueno. Los mejores días son llenos de energía y simplemente se deslizan, de rezos a clases a estudios. Sé que va a ser un día bueno cuando me levanto temprano, sintiéndome refrescado y sin carrerearme. Pasando tiempo de calidad en oración primeramente en el día es lo que me propela porque los días en e seminario están repletos y agitados.. -“Le sorprendiera a la gente saber… “que toco la harmónica.”

general y por nuestra Iglesia en particular.” El Obispo Kicanas y los tres obispos mexicanos dirigieron a los que atendieron la conferencia a un lugar cerca de la barda de la frontera para bendecir la tierra en Nogales, Sonora, donde será el lugar de un centro de migrantes para asistir a los deportados de los Estados Unidos. El Centro, a alcance de la vista del cruce de Mariposa, incluirá un comedor, enfermería, y asilo.



Modern democracies, the Pope said, face a particular challenge: making sure that fundamental moral principles are not determined by mere social consensus.

Pope warns of ‘marginalization’ of religion By JOHN THAVIS Catholic News Service LONDON -- In a major address to British cultural and political leaders, Pope Benedict XVI warned that Christianity risks being marginalized in Western societies and said the “voice of religion” must be heard in the public square. The Pope’s speech on Sept. 17 laid out his vision of how religious belief can influence the political process and preserve the ethical principles necessary for true democracy. Religion, he said, is “not a problem for legislators to solve, but a vital contributor to the national conversation.” The German pontiff addressed about 2,000 leading figures in politics, business, the arts and diplomacy in Westminster Hall, a site rich in church-state history. State trumpeters greeted the Pope with a fanfare, and he was escorted into the hall by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, whose official duties include the welcoming of outside guests. An ovation filled the hall as the Pope, wearing a red cape, took the podium and delivered a speech televised across the country. The Pope recalled that Westminster Hall was where St. Thomas More, the 16th-century English scholar and statesman, was sentenced to death for opposing King Henry VIII’s break with the Catholic Church. He said the saint’s trial underscored a perennial question about how much governments can impose upon citizens and their religious beliefs. Modern democracies, he said, face a

development of the world’s peoples is…an enterprise… that is truly ‘too big to fail,’” the Pope said. particular challenge: making sure that fundamental moral principles are not determined by mere social consensus. The Pope said the Church teaches that the ethical foundations for political choices can be found through reason; the Church does not dictate these norms as religious truths, but it does promote them in a “corrective” role, he said. This contribution of religion is not always accepted, he said, in part because “distortions of religion” like fundamentalism are seen as creating serious social problems. But he said reason, too, can fall prey to distortions, as when it is manipulated by ideology. In short, he said, the world of reason and faith need each other, and their relationship is a “two-way process.” Pope Benedict then turned to the present and warned about what he called “the increasing marginalization of religion, particularly of Christianity,” which he said is occurring even in countries that have a reputation for tolerance.

Pope beatifies Cardinal Newman By Catholic News Service In the central liturgical moment of his four-day trip to Great Britain, Pope Benedict XVI beatified Cardinal John Henry Newman and said his vision of religion’s vital role in society should serve as a model today. Celebrating Mass in Birmingham on Sept. 19 for more than 50,000 people, the Pope read aloud the decree proclaiming Cardinal Newman “blessed,” a major step on the way toward official recognition of sainthood. A giant portrait of Blessed Newman hung behind the altar, and smaller likenesses were carried to the Mass by many of the faithful who filled Cofton Park in a suburb of the city. Blessed Newman, a 19th-century theo-


The world of reason and faith need each other, and their relationship is a “two-way process.”

“Surely the integral

logian and a prolific writer on spiritual topics, left the Anglican Church and embraced Catholicism at the age of 44. The Pope announced that his feast day would be Oct. 9, the day of his entry into the Catholic Church, but he did not mention his conversion or his relationship with the Anglicanism. In his homily, the Pope drew a portrait of Blessed Newman as a man who had profound insight into the Christian call to holiness and the importance of prayer and whose eloquent prose was able to inspire many of his time and subsequent generations. The Pope paid special tribute to Blessed Newman’s vision of education, which combined intellectual training, moral discipline and religious commitment.

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He said there are some who argue, for example, that Christmas should not be publicly celebrated because it might somehow offend those of other religions or of no religion. He also complained of a failure to appreciate freedom of conscience and the legitimate role of religion in public debate. Some, he said, openly advocate that “the voice of religion be silenced, or at least relegated to the purely private sphere.” On the contrary, religion and politics need to be in dialogue, he said, and one step in that direction was the “unprecedented invitation extended to me today.” The Pope said it was clear that global poverty requires fresh thinking and firm financial commitments by richer coun-

tries in order to improve living conditions in areas such as family support, jobs, clean water, education and health care. “Where human lives are concerned, time is always short: Yet the world has witnessed the vast resources that governments can draw upon to rescue financial institutions deemed ‘too big to fail.’ Surely the integral development of the world’s peoples is no less important: Here is an enterprise, worthy of the world’s attention, that is truly ‘too big to fail,’” he said. The Pope said the global economic crisis, which has severely impacted millions of people, reveals the inadequacy of pragmatic, short-term solutions to problems caused in part by “the lack of a solid ethical foundation for economic activity.” Among those welcoming the Pope was House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, who spoke of a “healthy tension” in the relationship between church and state in Great Britain, including robust debate on social, scientific and sexual issues. Before leaving, the Pope briefly greeted a number of dignitaries, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who became a Catholic after leaving office three years ago.

Notice The Holy See has informed the Diocese of Tucson that Fernando Manzo, who was ordained a priest for the Diocese in 1983, has been removed from the priesthood. In 2003, the Diocese placed Manzo on administrative leave after learning from law enforcement that an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor had been made against him. The Diocese suspended Manzo from ministry in 2003 after law enforcement was not able to locate him. Manzo served at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Safford (1983-1985), at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Yuma (1985-1986), Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Somerton (1986-1988), St. Monica Parish in Tucson (1998-2001) and San Felipe de Jesus Parish in Nogales (2001-2003). This notice is made in accord with the direction of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and with the policy of the Diocese of Tucson. The Diocese encourages any person who may have experienced abuse by a priest, deacon or other worker for the Church to make a report to law enforcement and to contact Dr. Paul Duckro of the Diocese of Tucson Office of Child, Adolescent and Adult Protection at 520-838-2513.



Domestic crisis shelter in Douglas gets a new home By RuTH LILJENQuIST The staff and residents of the new House of Hope domestic crisis shelter in Douglas couldn’t be more pleased with their new home. In mid-August, hours after the staff welcomed community supporters to an open house for the shelter, residents moved into the newly constructed facility, which was later blessed by Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas. The new House of Hope is “just beautiful,” says Elsa Varela, manager of the shelter. The new energy-efficient 24-bed shelter, operated by Catholic Community Services in Southeastern Arizona, has ample space to allow a more relaxed atmosphere for both residents and staff members. A shared great room is the perfect spot for residents to watch movies together or just sit and talk, and playground equipment outside provides fun and activity for the children. “On our first day here, the children didn’t want to come in,” said Elsa. “They were having so much fun that we let them stay out a little later than usual.” And just the newness of it all—the furniture, the appliances, the cleanliness—is uplift ing to the women. One of the residents, who is at the shelter with her three children, said it is the nicest home she’s ever had. The new shelter has been long in coming, prompted by safety and functionality concerns with the previous shelter building. While adequate, it was not designed to be a residential facility for several families. Neither was it located in a very safe or private area. These two concerns

The great room is filled at shelter. led CCS to pursue building a new shelter. The process has been long, and there have been many steps along the way—securing funding, finding a safe location, creating a building design to meet the needs of shelter residents, and constructing and furnishing the shelter. Through the work of the community, however, the project has finally come together. “This has really been a community endeavor, with public and private, non-profit and for-profit parties involved,” said Chuck Fisher, executive director of CCSSEAZ. “People in Douglas see this as their shelter. They take pride in it.” Fisher noted that the builder of the facility told him that he and the men working on the facility considered it to be one of the most important

buildings they had built. One of the best features of the new shelter is its transitional housing space—two separate bedroom and bathroom units that share a kitchen and dining and living room space. These two units, where families can stay for up to 18 months, will be particularly helpful to families that have more challenging barriers to living independently. A middle-aged grandmother who has custody of her four young grandchildren will be one of the first tenants. With the challenge of finding a good job to support her large family and with young children to care for, she will benefit from the low rent and the support of the shelter staff. Both residents and staff love the new shelter. “We feel very blessed,” said Elsa. The new shelter, made possible by a grant from the Arizona Department of Housing, funding from the federal government through a collaboration with U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ office, and community support through the Douglas Patrons of Hope, will enable CCS to better serve women and children in escaping domestic violence.

For more information

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona operates four domestic violence shelters. For information about their services, call: Douglas, (520) 364-2466; Sierra Vista, (520) 458-9096; Nogales, (520) 287-2107; and Yuma (928) 782-0044.

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Hard times in the economy are connecting with hard times in our homes, especially for children. After a decrease in 2008, national statistics of child abuse taking place in the home increased in 2009. Law enforcement and child advocacy groups believe the increase is linked to the economic downturn and is a symptom of the stress that families are feeling because times are hard. Reports from agencies like the Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center indicate that it is especially younger children who are suffering. Children become easy targets of abuse from parents feeling the stress of unemployment, debt and foreclosure. When alcohol is added to the mix, everything is just that much worse. Reduced inhibition paired with increased stress leads to violent acting out. What would usually be normal discipline becomes abuse. When parents fight with each other, children get caught in the middle. Sometimes a child will try to protect the battered parent. Sometimes the violent parent will take out anger on a child because he or she is close to the other parent. Sometimes the child just happens to be “in the way.” What can we – the Catholic community – do to help? Our Diocese has made a commitment that goes beyond keeping children safe from abuse in our parishes and schools. We are trying to be an advocate for children About two weeks ago, I arrived in Tucson from my previous ministry in Tennessee. I packed only a few essentials into my car for the four-day trip, and had the rest of my belongings shipped by truck. Now that everything has been delivered, I’m experiencing the why-did-I-bring-allthis-stuff question – an experience I think is not unique to me. I’ve had several friends tell me that they’ve got unpacked boxes sitting from their last moves, too – two, three, even five years ago! When it’s time to make a move, why do we bring along so much “stuff?” I think we humans have a tendency to cling to the reminders of our past whenever we’re beginning something new. Maybe that’s because the unknown can be frightening, no matter how prepared we think we are. Don’t you think it was that way for the first disciples of Jesus? He called them to leave their fishing nets, tax collecting booths, and other trappings of their previous lives and invited them to follow him. Where they were following, they really didn’t know, but after three years they encountered the reality of the Cross, and a number of them, even after experiencing the Risen Lord, returned to Galilee and their fishing nets. Nothing had really changed

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Safety requires vigilance in all of the communities of our Diocese. This advocacy includes supporting government and non-profit agencies whose mission, like that of our diocesan Safe Environment Program, is to prevent the abuse of children. We support those agencies in their efforts both to provide support to families and to bring those who do harm to justice. To fulfill our commitment to the safety of children, especially in a time of economic distress, we must be vigilant in many ways. In the public arena, we need to notice and respond effectively to economic and political pressures that may reduce funding for agencies that protect children. On the personal level, we need to care about the safety of children, to be aware of signs of abuse or maltreatment, to know how to respond if we see those signs and to be courageous enough to follow through.

That All May Know the Savior A reflection on the challenges and joys of ministry from the Jordan Ministry Team

Father Don Loskot, S.D.S.

Unpacking those final boxes in them. They really hadn’t “let go” of the past very well, had they? I don’t think we’ll ever know what it was really like for these early disciples to finally trust God enough to completely surrender themselves to Jesus’ mission of spreading the Good News. I’m sure it took a lifetime. However, we know that they eventually devoted themselves entirely to Jesus’ Mission and built up the Church on the foundation begun by him. Our history and tradition in our Church are filled with stories of women and men throughout the centuries who have experienced the call of Jesus and have learned to “let go” and allow God to change their lives radically and trust that their relationship with God would be enough for them.

EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2010 1-Peggy-CST at All SaintsSkills for Specific Ministies-1:15-3:15 pm-S.V 2-All JMT-Mass for Catechist with Msgr. Cahalane at St. Francis Cabrini-2-4pm 5, 12, 19 & 26-Peggy & Sr. Jane-Level II at JMT office6:30-8:30pm 6-All JMT-Board of Directors Meeting-3:00-4:30pmDPC 7, 14, 21 & 28-Sr. Jane & Peggy-Bible Study at MHT11:30am-1:00pm 8, 9, & 10-All JMT-CFP at St. Francis de Sales-Eve, Day & Morning

13-Fr. Don-Nucleos de Vida Cristiana-10 am-12 noonSt. Cyril’s 14-Sr. Jane-Theology on Tap-Caps and Crowns-79pm 16-Sr. Jane & Peggy-Level I at St. Francis Cabrini-Rm. 1-9:00am-5:00pm 21-Fr. Don & Sr. JaneCFP Meeting at DPC-1:304:00pm 21-Sr. Jane-Youth Directors Prayer at DPC-4:30pm 27-Rebecca-Catedral San Augstin-Level I –SpanishIntro al Antiguo Testa.-68pm

We need to do exactly what one of our parishioners recently did. While not an employee or volunteer, this parishioner had received our Safe Environment Program’s basic education on the mandatory reporting law. While at a parish gathering, the parishioner just happened to hear a comment that raised reasonable suspicion that a child might be experiencing abuse in the home. The parishioner consulted with another parishioner at the same gathering to confirm the reasonableness of the suspicion. Then the parishioner called law enforcement and Child Protective Services. While the subsequent investigation by law enforcement did not find evidence of child abuse, other issues were raised that the parish could respond to in pastoral charity. I was very encouraged by the care, knowledge and courage of this parishioner in acting upon a reasonable suspicion. I know that there are many others in our parishes and schools and independent ministries who are have joined in our common commitment to prevent abuse and maltreatment of children and youth. Recognizing that the tough economic times have made children even more vulnerable to abuse is now part of our common commitment. Thinking about them, I ask: How about me? How about us? Do we have that kind of trust? Granted, our world is much more complicated. Many of us have families to care for. I certainly don’t think that God wants us to become irresponsible or dependent upon others, but when all the practicalities are taken care of, what “stuff ” are we still lugging along from place to place, literally and figuratively? Perhaps we’re holding on to old hurts, old patterns of behavior, or old addictions. Perhaps we fill our lives, and even our prayer, with much activity and many words. Underneath it all, are we afraid to be really alone and quiet with God? God’s assurance to us is “I will be enough for you.” Do we really believe God enough to let go of all our false securities and defenses? I invite all of us to take the time to carefully examine our lives and see what kind of “stuff ” we’ve got sitting in the corner that always seems to be “in the way.” Lord, deep down I really want the extra tunic, the traveling bag, and the money belt you said I should leave behind. Help me to let go and trust that you’ve already given me enough for the road and that you, my Savior and Companion, are all I need for the path you’ve laid out for me. Amen.


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Numbers to be proud of! 3,378 students received scholarships in the 2009/2010 $6.392 million. $ school year...that’s 6,499,448 in total scholarship funds!

Contributions received in the 2009 Campaign, which will be awarded in the 2010/2011 school year, totaled more than

Of that amount, $2,154,662 were scholarships funded by Tucson’s corporations. CTSO distributes 97.5% of the funds received to students in need...only 2.5% is used for administrative costs!

34% of scholarships are given to children in single parent households. 47% of our students receive some form of scholarship. $86,075 in Emergency Funds were given to children and their families to

The Diocese of Tucson is responsible for 26 Catholic schools, kindergarten through high school, in seven counties in Southern Arizona; eleven of these schools are identified as in economically depressed areas. Funding by CTSO supports all these schools and their mission  “Faith in Education...shaping mind, body and spirit.”

Since its inception ten years ago, CTSO has awarded more than $35 million in scholarships to more than 27,000 deserving students attending our Catholic schools.

Thank you. Thank you all.

help them get through unexpected crises.

121,247 in corporate scholarships were provided to 35 qualified disabled


and displaced students.

The above numbers were generated by contributions from the 2008 Campaign. If you would like to like to contribute to the 2010 campaign, please do so by December 31st. Contributions made by that date may also be eligible for a federal tax deduction. For more information, contact any of the CTSO schools or call us at 520 8382558 or toll free at 1877TAXCTSO 18778292876.




‘Stunning’ vestments on display An exhibition of Sacred Vestments is open to the public at the Archives at St. Ambrose Parish, 300 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson, through Nov. 19 every weekday except Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, who hosted an opening reception, described the display as “stunning.” The exhibition is the first of what is expected to be an ongoing series of events that will focus on the histor of the Diocese.

Father Greg Adolf, a history buff who is pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Sierra Vista, ties a bow on Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, who then poses with a mannequin dressed in a strikingly similar manner. Guests enjoy the Sacred Vestments on display at the diocese’s Archives and Museum in Tucson. Father Greg played a principal role in setting up and telling the historical significance of the exhibit.

Making way for change The sculpture of “The Risen Christ” that was placed on the back wall of the sanctuary of St. Augustine Cathedral in 1981 was removed on Aug. 25 as part of the Cathedral’s renovation project. Nearly 14 feet long with a handto-hand span of nearly 11 feet, the cedar sculpture had developed cracks due to drying. When it was removed, the sculpture weighed 1,300 pounds. If the 1981 reports of the sculpture’s weight were accurate, the sculpture had lost nearly 2,900 pounds due to drying. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas said esthetic reasons and safety concerns promoted the sculpture’s removal. You can see how the sculpture was removed at



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St. Augustine Cathedral Legacy Campaign

Connect your family in a special way to St. Augustine Cathedral by sponsoring one of these “treasures.” Please visit www.diocesetucson. org/treasures.html to learn more about donor opportunities.

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"Treasures of the Heart," a campaign to ensure the legacy of St. Augustine Cathedral, is launched in the October issue of The New Vision. Se...

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