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Archived Allocutio of the San Francisco Senatus 114th Meeting, August 8th, 2013
by
Fr. William Young, Spiritual Director
Our Lady of Guadalupe Praesidium, Holy Name Church



The Assumption of Mary - She was taken up body and soul into heaven, and crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth. The dogma of the Assumption was proclaimed by Pope Pius XII. Mary was free of Original Sin, and so not obligated to die. We know that stories regarding belief in the Assumption of Mary go back at least to the second century. She was the first to follow Jesus resurrection. Pope Pius proclaimed the dogma of the Assumption in 1950, but the Church has long believed it, as shown by texts from the Fathers of the Church. Mary is the Mediatrix of all Graces - the one through whom all graces come to us from Jesus Christ. Mary actively participated in Christ's redemptive act. Pope Pius taught that all graces come through Mary - and that She is actively involved in distributing all Graces. Pope Pius also said that Mary's dominion is as wide as that of her son.


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  (Fr. Goode, on the Importance of the Year of Faith, Porta Fide)

 "The year of Faith, Porta Fide, declared by (Emeritus) Pope Benedict, began on October 11th, 2012. (This was two days prior to our annual Rosary Rally, which was first held in UN Plaza in San Francisco, on October 13th). The Porta Fide is the beginning of a new evangelization. Once again, I ask that you read the Pope's Apostolic Letter - [a link to his online document is here Porta Fidei and below on this page]. It is especially important for us to evangelize those who have abandoned the Faith, and walked away, and we know that this involves so many people in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We Legionaries must build bridges to those who have wandered away. I'd like to recommend some books, which will help in building bridges. One is Mathew Kelly's Rediscovering Catholicism, which is motivational, and the second is Catholicism, by Fr. Robert Barron, which explains the faith to intellectuals who have distanced themselves from the Church." Also, let me recommend another book on evangelization, by Diane Moczar, “Converts and Kingdoms.  You can also read True Devotion online, Link, or, if you want to purchase the book, True Devotion, or for Kindle, Link     If you would like to purchase True Devotion in Spanish  Link.  *

The Books recommended by Fr. Goode are available online at e.g., Amazon.com, in both paperback and hardbound
copies.

*   Note: sfsenatus.com does not promote any commercial website, or online bookstore, or any other commercial business or entity, and does not receive any monies for recommendations. The sources sited are for your convenience, and the items are available from many other sources.
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With the Apostolic Letter of 11 October 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith, which began on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.

The Apostolic Letter on the Year of Faith, Porta Fidei, by Pope Benedict XVI, can be found online.
                            Fr. Goode asks that you read this important document!

                                          (Click on the link Below, to call up the document).         
                                                                            Porta Fidei

  Please continue praying for
                    Fr. Goode, Legion Chaplains, and Priests everywhere                           
 
 
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