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WORD OF GOD IN ALL ITS FORMS

THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING COMMUNITY IN THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE WILL HAVE A NEW WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THEIR MINISTRY. PAGE 8 A WOMAN USES SIGN LANGUAGE AS POPE FRANCIS MEETS WITH MEMBERS OF THE ITALIAN FEDERATION OF ASSOCIATIONS FOR THE DEAF AT THE VATICAN IN APRIL 2019. PHOTO: VATICAN MEDIA / CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE


MAY 16, 2021

CONTENTS

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FAITH ON THE AIRWAVES

Deacon Steve Greco brings his Spirit Filled Hearts ministry to listeners with a new radio show focusing on the Southern California faith community.

FREEDOM’S BLESSINGS

As more people are vaccinated, it’s important to remember that COVID taught us not to take our simple freedoms for granted.

D.C. SHRINE TO HOST WORLDWIDE ROSARY PRAYER

During the month of May, different Marian shrines from around the world will host the rosary prayer.

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Guest Column, Weekly Readings, Moments In Our Journey

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GUEST COLUMN

THE ESSENTIAL WHOLENESS OF PALLIATIVE CARE BY FATHER TULLIO PROSERPIO CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

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S THE GLOBAL CRISIS caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continues and impacts all aspects of our existence, one constant continues. While we applaud the considerable and universal efforts made by various organizations to deal with this dramatic situation, the structural limits inherent within science itself have clearly emerged. Science alone is unable to offer a fully adequate answer to all the questions that continue to emerge, and the pandemic has highlighted this inadequacy in a sensational way. The Pontifical Academy for Life and its president, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, have stressed the need to guarantee and safeguard those aspects of health that are not immediately reflected in data and that,

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however, require full focus in this period: relationships, the psychological and spiritual dimensions of the person. These demand new attention. Palliative care, in its authentic meaning, expresses a truly new way of providing care by promoting attention to the sick person in his or her entirety. At the core is a commitment to caring for the sick person, his or her family and the staff who are part of the health care team. In 2019, the Pontifical Academy for Life, in collaboration with the professionals working in this area, published the “White Book for Global Palliative Care Advocacy.” A characteristic of palliative care, as Cicely Saunders -- its recognized founder -- conceived and codified it, is to focus attention on the whole person, particularly in four dimensions: physical, social, psychoCONTINUES ON PAGE 12

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The Diocese of Orange, through OC Catholic newspaper, presents local, national and world news about the Catholic Church. Our intention is to give our readers access to a variety of perspectives in order to help them to process the information within the framework of our Catholic faith, but also to better understand the perspectives of those with opposing viewpoints. We hope that ultimately our readers will be better equipped to have constructive conversations that further the growth of the Catholic Church.


DAILY READINGS AND REFLECTIONS

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ASCENSION

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HE THEOLOGICAL UNITY, or perhaps even the temporal experience of the early community, made it seem that Jesus’ resurrection and his ascension were inseparable aspects of a single mystery. Only in the later writings of Luke and John has further theological reflection helped the Christian community to distinguish different dimensions of the mystery. Liturgical tradition has followed the forty-day chronology formulated by Luke. We would miss the point, however, if we were to demand a precise historical chronology of events such as the Resurrection-Ascension that are primarily spiritual in nature and that clearly surpass the bounds of time and space as we know them. What is important for us to grasp is the significance of the Ascension. For Luke, it is the decisive turning point that marks the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry and the beginning of the disciples’ Spirit-led ministry and thus the ministry of the whole church down to our own day. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co. C

Holiness cannot be copied because … that could lead us away from the path that the Lord has for each one of us. - Pope Francis

SAINT PROFILE

ANDREW BOBOLA 1591-1657

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ORN IN A POLISH FAMILY, Andrew studied with Jesuits in Lithuania and was ordained a Jesuit in 1622. He successfully pastored two communities before a period of ill health 1643-49. Hostility toward Catholics escalated where he was serving, despite a formal agreement between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches to peacefully coexist. In Pinsk (Belarus), Andrew encouraged the persecuted Poles, but was captured by Cossacks and suffered a horrific martyrdom: whipped, dragged, skinned, and pierced by awl and sword.C

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

PHOTOS: CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE, SHUTTERSTOCK

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

ACTS 19:1-8; PS 68:2-3AB, 4-5ACD, 6-7AB; JN 16:29-33

ACTS 20:17-27; PS 68:10-11, 20-21; JN 17:1-11A

ACTS 20:28-38; PS 68:29-30, 33-36AB; JN 17:11B-19

ACTS 22:30; 23:611; PS 16:1-2A, 5, 7-11; JN 17:20-26

ACTS 25:13B-21; PS 103:1-2, 11-12, 1920AB; JN 21:15-19

ACTS 28:16-20, 3031; PS 11:4, 5, 7; JN 21:20-25

ACTS 2:1-11; PS 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34; 1 COR 12:3B-7, 12-13 OR GAL 5:16-25; JN 20:19-23 OR JN 15:26-27; 16:12-15

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FEATURE

FAITH ON THE AIRWAVES

SPIRIT FILLED RADIO OFFERS THE LOCAL FAITH COMMUNITY A NEW OPTION FOR THE MORNING DRIVE OR AFTERNOON WORKOUT BY GREG MELLEN

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RANGE COUNTY parishioners have a new go-to for Catholic messages, inspiration and entertainment -- with local flavor and area-specific information tossed in. As a kind of Valentine’s Day gift to the community, Deacon Steve Greco and his Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry in conjunction with the Diocese of Orange, launched a new internet station, Spirit Filled Radio (spiritfilledmedia. org/radio), on Feb. 15. The venture offers daily weekday Catholic talk radio, evening Christian music and morning devotionals seven days a week. While there are other Catholic networks, Spirit Filled is different and provides shows specific to the area. In addition to regularly scheduled programming that can be tuned into with an app, the station offers a rapidly expanding list of shows and podcasts that can be downloaded. Deacon Greco, a parishioner at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Irvine, said listeners can either peruse shows at their leisure, or download episodes for deeper dives. “We’re giving options more than anything else,” he said. “We wanted something that would be of value no matter what.” Unlike other Catholic radio alternatives, 70 percent of the show hosts are Southern California-based, according to Katie Hughes, general manager of media for Spirit Filled Hearts. “One of the best aspects will be as we grow, we’ll be able to do a lot of promo-

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tions on what’s happening at Christ Cathedral campus or in the diocese...” said Jim Governale, radio program manager for the diocese, who also produces a number of the shows and podcasts. “It’s tailored to the lifestyle of the local diocese, which is different from San Francisco and L.A.,” said Father Al Baca, whose show “Evangelization Now” has launched. “Anything that represents our diocese is a win-win.”

ROOTS IN IN-PERSON MINISTRY

Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry was created in 2014 by Greco and was a thriving endeavor, participating in live events in Orange County, surrounding dioceses and Western states. Venues ranged from small parishes to large conference halls. Whether it was talking about the Blessed Mother, evangelization or healing, Greco girded his messages with positivity. “The whole purpose was to spread good news, evangelizing and to be encouraging,” he said. And then -- you know what’s next -along came the COVID-19 pandemic. Spirit Filled Hearts pivoted into the virtual space. The new world of online conferencing “wasn’t an option, it became a necessity,” Greco said. “A lot of ministries had to reshape, rethink and acclimate,” Hughes said. Greco discovered a new universe and audience online. We think virtual events are here to stay. We’re getting bigger audiences,” Greco says of the reach of online communication.

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DEACON STEVE GRECO, WITH HIS WIFE MARY ANNE, AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL. PHOTO: CHALLENGE RODDIE

ST. JOSEPH SUMMIT

One of Spirit Filled Hearts’ major undertakings this year, which Greco sees expanding both the radio and ministry scope, is The Year of St. Joseph summit. A four-day global online event, Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, it will feature presentations from bishops, priests, religious, evangelists and lay leaders. Those who register to virtually attend will be able

to interact and participate in live daily prayer and healing services. Greco said he hopes to have 50,000 to 100,000 registrants. In starting Spirit Filled Radio, Greco had a trump card of sorts. He had built a national following on Relevant Radio, recording 300 shows. Greco brought his show to Spirit Filled Radio and is CONTINUES ON PAGE 7


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hosting another show with his wife Mary Anne. After some changes at Relevant Radio and after consulting with Bishop Kevin Vann, Greco dove into creating the O.C. radio station. “This wasn’t our plan,” said Hughes, who has worked with Greco since 2017. However, she said the Lord spoke to her and Greco telling them, “You really need to do this.” We were: “‘Ok, Lord.” The station’s programming is a work in process, with new shows augmented by existing programs that have gained popularity on their own, such as Father Christopher Smith’s “Cathedral Square” podcasts, host Rick Howick’s “OC Catholic Radio” and the national “Catholic Answers.” Popular local hosts and shows include “Father Augustine and Friends,” with Norbertine Father Augustine Puchner, and “Fullness of Grace” with Father Quan Tran of St. Bonaventure Church in Huntington Beach. There are also several shows hosted by lay people such as Hughes’ show, “Thy Kingdom Come,” and another by Christine Mooney-Flynn, the “Catholic Mama.” Bishops Vann and Timothy Freyer are regular guests. The station has original programs Monday, Wednesday and Friday and rebroadcasts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The station picked up 7,000 listeners in its first month and Greco said his goal is to have 200,000 listeners within two to three years. He said more than 2,000 podcasts have already been downloaded and more are regularly becoming available. So far, Greco has been enthused by the response and the chance to deliver the Word, “We talk about how-to’s, not issues of the day,” he said, “how to live in faith, in a profound way.” C

FREEDOM’S BLESSINGS

PRAYERS MUST CONTINUE AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ISOLATION LIFTS BY CATHI DOUGLAS

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HEN WE RECEIVED OUR final coronavirus vaccinations recently, my husband asked what I wanted to do when it was safe to go places, see people, and return to ‘normal’ life. “I want to hug my Mom,” I said with no hesitation. Like everyone else, my husband and our three kids (and their significant others) have sacrificed human touch, travel, dinners out, even in-person worship in our parish church. Even though we take great care to remain vigilant against the virulent coronavirus, we welcome and treasure family gatherings and the chance to venture outside our little home. It has been 14 months since I’ve touched my mother, who will be 90 years old in August. During that time, she was hospitalized twice – and suffered heart trouble and COVID-19 – and spent months in skilled-nursing care. We missed two Easters, many birthdays, two Mother’s Days, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We all have missed so much togetherness and so many meaningful events in the many months we’ve been isolated from each other – weddings, funerals, baptisms, holidays – the very things that give our lives meaning and depth. Mom was isolated, eating all her meals alone in her apartment, for much of that time. She lost 30 pounds due to depression. So for our family, the end of pandemic isolation means the return of Sunday family dinners, careful but joy-

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filled summer barbecues with extended family and friends, and a long-delayed trip up the coast of California. While we begin to enjoy those heretofore routine gatherings, it is fitting that during this Marian month of May, Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to pray for an end to the worldwide pandemic. The Holy Father is supporting an initiative that involves 30 Marian Shrines from throughout the globe. In a time that continues to be uncertain as COVID-19 and its variants threaten, we must be careful in returning to our previously active and interactive lives. We also must remember that others continue to suffer the pandemic’s ravages. As Pope Francis noted during Holy Week, we must “meet the faces of so many brothers and sisters in difficulty. “Let us not pass by, let us allow our hearts to be moved with compassion, and let us draw near,” Francis said. He dedicates much of his papacy to drawing attention to those living on society’s margins, including the homeless, the

poor and migrants. Pope Francis worries that many have moved ahead while the majority remains behind, and he warns against responding to the pandemic with selfish indifference that leads to “discarding the poor and sacrificing those left behind on the altar of progress.” We must redouble our prayers on behalf of a world that remains suffering. I fervently hope that I never again take for granted the simple pleasures of a spontaneous dinner out, a matinee at the movie theater, a visit in our home with our dearest family and friends. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is the value of our families, friends, and faith. We must savor the blessings of our new freedoms and our good health and thank Providence for watching over ourselves, our families, Church, and fellow men. Indeed, as we approach the end of this holy Easter season we acknowledge that we are blessed with a kind of resurrection of our own. C

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FEATURE

WORD OF GOD IN ALL ITS FORMS THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING COMMUNITY IN THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE WILL HAVE A NEW WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THEIR MINISTRY

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BY MALIE HUDSON

OR YEARS, RESOURCES FOR the Catholic Deaf and Hard of Hearing ministry were limited. However, the launch of the diocese’s first website dedicated to the community is the beginning of a journey to rebuild and meet the needs of parishioners with partial or no hearing ability. Last August, Fr. Scott Allen, parochial vicar at St. Hedwig Parish in Los Alamitos, assumed the additional role of leading the Catholic Deaf Ministry in the Diocese. He and Fr. Steve Correz are the only priests in the Diocese fluent in Sign Language. Fr. Allen learned American Sign Language (ASL) at Santa Ana College, Mt. Sac and Gallaudet University while working as a tutor and teacher’s aid, teaching English to the deaf in American Sign Language. He also completed the Interpreter Training Program at Mt. San Antonio College in 2011 and has been involved with the Catholic deaf community for 15 years, including teaching Confirmation classes in the Diocese. His first task was to create a website, now available at occatholicdeaf.org. It includes the latest news and events, resources for parents of deaf children, tutorial videos, a list of schools and programs in Orange County to learn ASL, spiritual books list, volunteer information, confession schedule, a list of Mass times (in-person and livestream) and much more. Mass in English with an ASL Inter-

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FATHER SCOTT ALLEN, PAROCHIAL VICAR AT ST. HEDWIG PARISH IN LOS ALAMITOS, DEMONSTRATES THE HAIL MARY ON THE NEW WEBSITE FOR THE DEAF IN THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE. SCREEN GRAB: OCCATHOLICDEAF.ORG

preter is offered in-person at 4 p.m. on Saturdays at Christ Our Savior Parish in Santa Ana and 2:30 pm on Sundays at St. Mary’s Parish in Fullerton. The 9:45 a.m. Mass in English with an ASL Interpreter is livestreamed on the Christ Cathedral website. The 11:30 a.m. Spanish Mass also offers an ASL Interpreter and is also livestreamed on the Christ Cathedral website. Links to the livestream Masses are available on occatholicdeaf.org. Confessions with Fr. Allen are offered at Christ Our Savior parish. The schedule is updated monthly on the website. Soon, he hopes to add Zoom ASL So-

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cials and First Communion classes. “In the last week, I sent an email to all the dioceses in California and asked what churches do they have that are offering services to the deaf, where are they and what not... but most of the dioceses that I’ve heard back from say that they don’t have much of anything. So, the little we’re doing is actually more than half our state. We could do a lot more,” said Fr. Allen. Currently, the ministry is made up of himself and a few volunteers. Neighboring Dioceses have echoed similar circumstances but despite challenges, the global Catholic deaf community has

learned to rely on each other and share resources. One of them is the Ministry Formation program for Catholic Deaf Adults through the Archdiocese of Chicago. Fr. Allen envisions that participants who complete the program would return and serve in the ministry. According to the National Catholic Office for the Deaf, there are 5.7 million deaf and hard-of-hearing Catholics. Fr. Allen estimates there are about 200 in the Diocese. “In Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange there’s a good amount of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. While CONTINUES ON PAGE 9


SOCIAL MEDIA / FEATURE orangediocese • follow May 9, 2021 orangediocese A Mother’s Day reflection from @bishopfreyer. #OCCatholic #MothersDay

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orangediocese • follow May 8, 2021 orangediocese In the latest Sounds from the Sanctuary, the Triduum and Easter services at Christ Cathedral signaled hope for the future with the brief return of choral music from a small but mighty Cathedral Schola of seven singers, conducted by our Host, David Ball. Joining David in the studio are Lauren McCaul and Alyce Reynaud, who for the first time was invited to join the all-professional schola this Easter! Listen to the podcast in the link below: https://occatholic.com/episode14sounds-from-the-sanctuary-a-choralscholars-covid-easter/

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other religious organizations have full fledge support and monetary donations, we don’t have the resources yet, but I bet if we did, we would be able to offer so much more,” he said. “Right now, it’s a skeleton crew in terms of piecing things back together since July and since Covid.” On Easter, Pope Francis’s general audience and the Angelus went live for the first time in American Sign Language on the Vatican’s YouTube account. As part of the “No One Excluded” pilot project, a channel in Italian Sign Language and a second in American Sign Language offers translations of Pope Francis’s general audiences and Angelus and Regina Coeli addresses. The translations are live and the deaf community will no longer have to wait for the pope’s addresses to be transcribed. The Vatican continues to invest in digital transformation and utilizes tools to reach out to deaf Catholics with an upcoming mobile app for individuals with sensory disabilities and hopes to add other languages to the Vatican YouTube account. Sr. Veronica Donatello, who coordinates the Sign Language translations

for the Vatican channels and who is director of the National Service for the Pastoral Care of People with Disabilities in Rome, spoke to SIR News Agency. She said that the new services were “a concrete sign of response and closeness to many people, especially in this historic time in which those who were already living in a condition of fragility are even more severely tested.” Fr. Allen met Sr. Donatello in Rome while attending Mass at Santa Maria parish in Trastevere. He resided there in 2013 to 2016 and 2018 to 2020 while studying at the Pontifical North American College. “A few times a year while in the seminary, I would be able to attend their Sunday Mass. I was there in Rome over the course of five years, and they remembered me each time I visited them,” he said. “I believe this a great initiative from the Vatican to address as well as to make further preparations to satisfy the spiritual needs of deaf Catholics around the globe. Likewise, we aspire to do the same on a local level in the Diocese of Orange.” Links to the Vatican channels are also available on occatholicdeaf.org. C

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DIOCESAN NEWS

SUMMARY OF PRIESTS ASSIGNMENT CHANGES BISHOP VANN IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING APPOINTMENTS, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021 PASTORS:

REV. EUGENE LEE From Director, Korean Martyrs Catholic Center, Westminster To Pastor, St. Thomas More Church, Irvine REV. JOSEPH SON NGUYEN From Censor Librorum To Pastor, Holy Family Church, Seal Beach Continuing as Censor Librorum and Theological Consultant to the Bishop REV. KEVIN SWEENEY From Active Military duty as Captain in the U.S. Navy, and Command Chaplain for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Oceanside To Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Huntington Beach

PASTOR EXTENDED:

REV. JAMES RIES From Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima Church, San Clemente To Pastor Extended, Our Lady of Fatima Church, San Clemente

ADMINISTRATORS/ DIRECTORS:

REV. RANDY GUILLEN From Parochial Vicar, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa To Parochial Administrator, St. Angela Merici Church, Brea REV. ALEX HA From Director, Our Lady of Peace CONTINUES ON PAGE 11

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Korean Catholic Center, Irvine To Director, St. Thomas the Apostle Korean Catholic Center, Anaheim REV. DANIEL SEO From Parochial Vicar, Holy Family Church, Orange To Director, Our Lady of Peace Korean Catholic Center, Irvine REV. QUAN TRAN From Parochial Vicar, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach To Parochial Administrator, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos REV. BENEDICT YANG From Director, St. Thomas the Apostle Korean Catholic Center, Anaheim To Director, Korean Martyrs Catholic Center, Westminster

ADMINISTRATOR EXTENDED: REV. PAUL THAI TRINH From Parochial Administrator, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Irvine To Parochial Administrator Extended, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Irvine

PAROCHIAL VICARS:

REV. SAÚL ALBA-INFANTE From Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph Church, Santa Ana To Parochial Vicar, San Antonio de Padua del Caňon Church, Anaheim Hills REV. VENANCIO AMIDAR From Parochial Vicar, San Antonio de Padua del Caňon Church, Anaheim Hills To Parochial Vicar, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Laguna Beach REV. HECTOR BEDOYA From Supply Priest and In-residence, St. Mary Church, Fullerton To Parochial Vicar, St. Mary Church, Fullerton REV. MIGUEL ÁNGEL CÁRABEZ HERRERA From Parochial Vicar, La Purísima Church, Orange To Parochial Vicar, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa REV. STEVE CORREZ From Interim Director of the Missions Office, Pastoral Center

To Parochial Vicar, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa while providing assistance in the Missions Office REV. JAIME HERNÁNDEZ DÍAZ, OFM From Parochial Vicar, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Laguna Beach To Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony Claret Church, Anaheim REV. CARLOS LEÓN From Parochial Vicar, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park To Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana REV. JUAN NAVARRO SANCHEZ From Parochial Administrator Pro Tempore, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim To Parochial Vicar, La Purísima Church, Orange REV. JOSEPH DUNG NGUYEN From Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana To Vietnamese Catholic Center, Santa Ana, while continuing to assist with Vietnamese ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana REV. MICHAEL DUC NGUYEN From further studies, Pontifical North American College – Casa Santa Maria, Rome, Italy To Parochial Vicar, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin and various Canonical duties, including Defender of the Bond, Pastoral Center REV. HOA TRAN From Parochial Vicar, St. Martin de Porres Church, Yorba Linda To Parochial Vicar, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach REV. MAURO TRUJILLO NOLASCO From Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana To Parochial Vicar, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress

NEWLY ORDAINED PRIESTS:

REV. MR. CHEEYOON CHUN From Mt. Angel Seminary, Oregon To Parochial Vicar, Holy Family Church, Orange REV. MR. MICHAEL FITZPATRICK From Pontifical North American College

Seminary, Rome, Italy To Further studies, complete S.T.L., Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy Summer In-residence, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine REV. MR. BRANDON LOPEZ From St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo To Parochial Vicar, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT:

REV. CHRISTOPHER HEATH From Pastor, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos To Director of Diocesan Archives; In-residence, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove REV. WALTER E. JENKINS, C.S.C., ED.D. From President, Holy Cross High School, Queens, N.Y. To President of Mater Dei High School; In-residence, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach REV. TIMOTHY NGUYEN Notary, Canonical Services; In-residence with Bishop Brown REV. NICOLAUS THAI From Parochial Vicar, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin To Formation Faculty, Mt. Angel Seminary, Oregon REV. PAUL VU From Officialis, Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts & Doctoral Studies in Canon Law, Rome, Italy To Part-time Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph Church, Santa Ana and Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Office of Canonical Services

CHAPLAINCIES:

REV. ANTHONY BAUTISTA, A.M. From Alagad ni Maria Religious Community, Philippines To Chaplain, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana Pending entry into USA from Philippines REV. FLORANTE MOREN, A.M. From Alagad ni Maria Religious Community, Philippines To Chaplain, Cal State University Fullerton Pending entry into USA from Philippines

INCARDINATION:

VERY REV. ERNEST SCOTT BORGMAN From In-residence, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove Incardinated March 19, 2021 from the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France To In-residence, St. Martin de Porres Church, Yorba Linda Remaining as Judicial Vicar, Office of Canonical Services REV. MARCO ANTONIO HERNÁNDEZ QUINTANILLA From Parochial Vicar, St. Edward the Confessor Church, Dana Point Incardinated April 27, 2021 from the Provincia Franciscana de los Ss. Francisco y Santiago en México, A.R. Remaining as Parochial Vicar, St. Edward the Confessor Church, Dana Point

RETIRED:

REV. JUAN CABOBOY From Pastor, Holy Family Church, Seal Beach To Pastor Emeritus in current residence. REV. CRAIG BUTTERS From Faculty, Santa Margarita Catholic FURTHER STUDIES : High School, REV. WILLIAM GOLDIN Rancho Santa Margarita From Parochial Vicar, St. Irenaeus Church, To Retired Priest Status in private Cypress residence. To Post-graduate studies at Cambridge/ REV. JOHN JANZE Oxford University From Pastor, St. Thomas More Church, Irvine SABBATICAL : To Pastor Emeritus in private residence. REV. DAVID KLUNK REV. JEROME KARCHER From Administrator Extended, St. Angela From Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Merici Church, Brea Huntington Beach To Sabbatical – effective July 1, 2021 To Pastor Emeritus in private residence. M AY 1 6 , 2 0 2 1 n O C C AT H O L I C

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logical and spiritual. Attention to each of these four dimensions is equally necessary to offer and ensure the best accompaniment of people from the moment of diagnosis and not only in the last stages of their earthly existence. Palliative care demands attention to every aspect of the person’s life and this goal can be effectively achieved only when professionals work together harmoniously. Care is no longer the responsibility of the doctor alone, but the doctor working in synergy with other professionals as a team to offer real support to patients and their family members, as well as to the health care workers closest to them. This situation requires us to rethink, in a very particular way, also the role of

spirituality in medical care. If, on the one hand, biological explanations provide the rational basis for understanding the dynamics of diseases, on the other hand it is necessary to recognize the existence of a psychological and spiritual level which is no less important for the individual processing of life events. Within the scientific community, a renewed consideration has developed for the role of spirituality in the field of medical care. There is much research that shows that faith and spirituality are among the most important resources reported by people facing serious illnesses. Within this framework, it is necessary to intervene to support the importance and effectiveness of proper attention to the spiritual dimension of the patient as well, not as some sign of benevolence but as an essential part of care. C


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NATIONAL SHRINE TO HOST MAY 17 WORLDWIDE PRAYING OF THE ROSARY BY RICHARD SZCZEPANOWSKI CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON (CNS) ­—The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will host a recitation of the rosary on Monday, May 17, at noon (EDT) as part of Pope Francis’ call for a worldwide marathon of rosaries for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day during May at noon, the rosary will be prayed from a different Marian shrine around the world. Pope Francis began the rosary marathon May 1 at the Vatican and will conclude it there on May 31. Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory will lead the recitation of the rosary at the basilica May 17. “It is an honor for us to participate in this important initiative of the Holy Father as he invites the world to offer this great Marian prayer asking God, through the intercession of Our Lady, to bring an end to the pandemic,” said Msgr. Walter Rossi, the basilica’s rector. Last month, the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization announced the worldwide rosary marathon during May, which is traditionally devoted to Mary. “Dating back to the Middle Ages, the month of May has been dedicated to Our Lady ... in each of (her) apparitions, Our Lady called for the rosary to be prayed for conversation of hearts and as an instrument for world peace. Now we offer this prayer in hope that with vaccines being administered, our world will return to a form of normalcy,” Msgr. Rossi said. In addition to the Washington basilica, other Marian Shrines that have or will participate in the monthlong global rosary are those located in Ireland, Belgium, Algeria, Portugal, India, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Australia, France, Turkey, Cuba, Japan, Canada, Malta,

THE BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION IN WASHINGTON IS SEEN MAY 2, 2020. PHOTO: TYLER ORSBURN / CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Mexico, Ukraine, Germany, Lebanon and Italy. Each of the participating Marian shrines around the world will pray the rosary for a specific prayer intention. The May 17 rosary at the basilica will be prayed for “all world leaders and for all heads of international organizations.” Other intentions during the month include for an end to the pandemic, for all of humanity, for all who have died, for the sick, for expectant mothers, for pharmacists and other health care workers,

for peace, for nurses and doctors and for essential workers. The overall theme for the worldwide event is: “From the entire church an unceasing prayer rises to God,” which and comes a passage in the Acts of the Apostles that describes how all members of the church prayed for St. Peter’s miraculous escape from prison. Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, said in a letter to Cardinal Gregory that this year the month of May is “dedicated in

a special way to prayer for an end to the coronavirus pandemic,” and asked the cardinal to “promote the initiative and to encourage the participation of the faithful in it.” This will be the third time that the basilica has joined an international effort in praying for the intercession of Mary during the coronavirus pandemic. On May 1, 2020, at the basilica, then-Archbishop Gregory joined with bishops throughout the United States and Canada in rededicating the two countries to Our Lady. And on May 30 last year, while the basilica was closed to the public as part of the effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, Msgr. Rossi and the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate prayed the rosary in the Great Upper Church at the same time the pope led the rosary from inside the Vatican Gardens in Rome. That livestream was broadcast around the world along with the prayers from the other Marian shrines. The May 17 recitation of the rosary will be livestreamed from the basilica’s website www.nationalshrine.org/mass and on various Vatican social media platforms. EWTN will also broadcast the prayer. “With the world living for more than a year in pandemic mode, I trust that everyone would agree that we need some ‘rearranging’,” Msgr. Rossi told the Catholic Standard, archdiocesan newspaper of Washington. “And so, my hope is that through this monthlong worldwide praying of the rosary, Our Lady will look favorably upon our pleas and present our great need before her Son.” The rosary recitation is open to the public. The basilica can host up to 1,000 people while maintaining social distancing guidelines and other safety protocols. C

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POPE THANKS HEALTH CARE WORKERS, URGES EQUAL ACCESS TO CARE FOR ALL BY CAROL GLATZ CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY (CNS) ­—Pope Francis expressed his gratitude for all those who are committed to caring for the sick and supporting those in great need. “All of us are grateful in these days to those working tirelessly to combat the pandemic, which continues to claim many lives, yet at the same time has represented a challenge to our sense of solidarity and authentic fraternity,” he said in a video message to an online conference on health care May 8. “For this reason, concern for the centrality of the human person also demands reflection on models of health care that are accessible to all the sick, without disparity,” he said. The pope’s message in Italian helped close a three-day virtual conference featuring more than 100 speakers presenting the latest advancements in medicine and innovative ways to deliver health care as well as discussing their theological, ethical and cultural impacts. Titled, “Exploring the Mind, Body and Soul -- Unite to Prevent and Unite to Cure,” it was the fifth health care conference organized jointly by the Pontifical Council for Culture, its Science and Faith (STOQ) Foundation and the New Yorkbased Cura Foundation and Stem for Life Foundation, which seeks to promote stem-cell therapy and research. In his address, the pope underlined the importance of the conference uniting philosophical and theological reflection with scientific research, especially in the field of medicine. Thanks to such interdisciplinary studies, he said, “we can come to appreciate better the dynamics involved in the relationship between our physical condition and the state of our habitat, between health and nourishment, our

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POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS IN A RECORDED VIDEO MESSAGE TO AN ONLINE HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE MAY 8, 2021. HEALTH CARE MUST BE FREE FROM INEQUALITY AND OPEN TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE ILL, THE POPE SAID IN HIS REMARKS TO THE “EXPLORING THE MIND, BODY AND SOUL -- UNITE TO PREVENT AND UNITE TO CURE” CONFERENCE. THE CONFERENCE WAS ORGANIZED JOINTLY BY THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR CULTURE, ITS SCIENCE AND FAITH FOUNDATION AND THE NEW YORKBASED CURA FOUNDATION AND STEM FOR LIFE FOUNDATION. PHOTO: COURTESY MEAGHER GROUP / CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

psychophysical well-being and the care of the spiritual life -- also through the practice of prayer and meditation -- and finally between health and sensitivity to art, and especially music.” This broader vision of and commitment to interdisciplinary research helps expand human knowledge, “which, applied to the medical sciences, translates into more sophisticated research and increasingly suitable and exact strategies of care,” he said. One example where this has happened, he said, is in the field of genetics,

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with research aimed at curing disease. “Yet this progress has also raised a number of anthropological and ethical issues, such as those dealing with the manipulation of the human genome aimed at controlling or even overcoming the aging process or at achieving human enhancement,” he said. The pope explained the importance of understanding and describing the many facets of the human being -- as body, mind and soul -- in an “interdisciplinary way.” Speaking as well to the many univer-

sity students watching the conference online, the pope said, “I encourage you to undertake and pursue interdisciplinary research involving various centers of study for the sake of a better understanding of ourselves and of our human nature, with all its limits and possibilities, while always keeping in mind the transcendent horizon to which our being tends.” The pope asked God to bless everyone’s work and expressed his hope that participants would “retain your enthusiasm, and indeed your wonderment, before the ever-deeper mystery of man.”C


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