WASHINGTON (April 6, 2005)—USCCB Publishing, the official publishing arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is offering new printed materials and resources on its Web site (www.usccb.org/publishing) to honor and pray for Pope John Paul II.
This is part of a major effort by various USCCB offices to provide helpful materials on the Web concerning the late Holy Father as well as the process of choosing his successor.
Resources from USCCB Publishing include two memorial prayer cards. One offers a reflection from the Pope on encountering God; the other is a prayer for the Holy Father from the Order of Christian Funerals. There are prayers and novenas for the Pope as well as other publications, including one of his latest books, The Poetry of John Paul II-Roman Triptych.
Also available for purchase and free download is an informational bulletin insert explaining how a new pope is elected.
Among other materials on the USCCB Website are Liturgical Notes on the Death of the Holy Father and streaming video reflections on the Papacy of John Paul II.
Catholic News Service has launched a new Web site on the death of the Pope and the upcoming conclave of cardinals which will elect the new pope. It can be reached through the CNS home page at www.catholicnews.com.