During Lent 2003 Scoop will be publishing a serialisation of Katya Rivas’s "The Passion". Readers can sign up to receive the serial by email at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dailykatya/
The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
Reflections that Jesus makes on the mystery
of His suffering and the value it has on the Redemption.
Cochabamba — Bolivia
Spanish Edition: 1997
English 1st Edition - March 2000
The Passion - Imprimatur of the Archbishop of Cochabamba
Translated from the original Imprimatur in Spanish:
Cochabamba - Bolivia
Tel: 042-56562 / 3 Fax 042-50522
We have read Catalina's books and we are sure that their only objective is to guide us all on a journey of authentic spirituality, founded on the Gospel of Christ. The books likewise highlight the special place occupied by the Blessed Virgin Mary, our role model in loving and following Jesus Christ, our Mother to whom we should offer our complete trust and love.
In renewing the love and devotion to the Holy Catholic Church, the books enlighten us on the actions that should characterize a truly committed Christian.
For all this, I authorize their edition and distribution, and recommend them as texts of meditation and spiritual orientation, with the purpose of answering Our Lord's calling to save many souls, showing them that He is a living God, full of love and mercy.
+ Mons. René Fernández
Archbishop of Cochabamba
April 2, l998
The following is translated from the original
official document in Spanish:
ARCHDIOCESE OF COCHABAMBA
Casilla 129-Telfs.: (042) 56562 (042) 56563
Fax (042) 50522-Cochabamba, Bolivia
ARCHBISHOP’S DECREE 1999/118
MONSGR. RENÉ FERNÁNDEZ APAZA
ARCHBISHOP OF COCHABAMBA
CONSIDERING THAT THE FOUNDERS OF "THE APOSTOLATE OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION" (A.N.E.) HAVE APPLIED WITH THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION FOR FORMATION AS A PRIVATE CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION.
THAT THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF "THE APOSTOLATE OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION" CONCUR WITH THE DIRECTIVES FOR THE LAY APOSTOLATE AS PER THE SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH MAGISTERIUM.
THAT ACCORDING TO THE CODE OF CANON LAW THE RIGHTFUL CHURCH AUTHORITY TO FORM AN ASSOCIATION OF A PRIVATE NATURE FOR THE FAITHFUL AND TO GRANT IT LEGAL SOLICITORSHIP IS THE DIOCESAN BISHOP WITHIN ITS TERRITORY (C.312).
ARTICLE 1. TO APPROVE THE CONSTITUTION OF "THE APOSTOLATE OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION" (A.N.E.) AS A PRIVATE CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION, WITH ECLESIASTIC LEGAL SOLICITORSHIP IN ACCORDANCE TO THE CODE OF CANON LAW (CC. 113-123, 298-329) AND OTHER STANDARD APPROPRIATENESS.
ARTICLE 2. TO CONSIDER REVIEWED THE STATUTE OF "THE APOSTOLATE OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION," ATTACHED TO THIS DECREE.
WE STRONGLY URGE THE FOUNDERS, DIRECTORS, AND MEMBERS OF THE A.N.E. TO FAITHFULLY COMPLY WITH THE GOALS OF THE ASSOCIATION AND TO PROMOTE THE NEW EVANGELIZATION UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE CHURCH MAGISTERIAL AND ITS LEGITIMATE PASTORS.
GIVEN BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF COCHABAMBA ON THE FIRST DAY OF MAY, 1999.
[seal of Archdiocese]
MONSGR. RENÉ FERNÁNDEZ A.
ARCHBISHOP OF COCHABAMBA
BY ORDER OF THE ARCHBISHOP
EDITOR’S NOTES: Through the rest of 2003, Scoop will be publishing a series of daily reflections on spiritual matters from Bolivian author Katya Rivas. Rivas, has received an official imprimatur from the Catholic Church for several books she says she was instructed to write by Jesus Christ, Mary and various Angels. Scoop’s extract, above, comes from Rivas’s book “The Passion”. Readers can sign up to recieve daily extracts from Katya Rivas's writings by email at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dailykatya/
In 1999 Katya Rivas was the subject of a top-rating documentary show hosted by Mike Willessee (see Scoop TV review - Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World and Scoop Images ). More recently Rivas says she was instructed by Jesus to have her books translated and published on the internet with the intention of having the books distributed to as wide an audience as possible. Several of the books can now be read online at http://www.greatcrusade.org/, and more are coming soon. In August 2002 Rivas visited Wellington New Zealand and met with Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson. See… Scoop Feature: Jesus's Secretary Visits Wellington
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: “Copyright© 2000 by The Great Crusade of Love and Mercy. All rights reserved. This book is published in coordination with The Apostolate of the New Evangelization. Permission is granted to reproduce this book as a whole in its entirety with no changes or additions and as long as the reproduction and distribution is done solely on a non-profit basis. This document is available at no cost online and can be downloaded and printed from the following Web Sites: in English at: http://www.greatcrusade.org and Spanish at: http://www.grancruzada.org …Please copy and distribute this book”.