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PAGE 2 THE GUARDIAN, JANUARY 3, 1969 . Broadens Apostolote The00(}uardlan  Official 'Publication of the qiocese oF Lhttle 0cP NT D,v,ne Word Province Adopts New Plan Techny, Ill. (NC) -- The resolve "to support black businesses, buy black products, use black la- bor, and deposit in black banks," put new teeth into proposals adopted by the Northern Province of the Society of the Divine Word at the final session of its provincial chap- ter meeting here. The proposals are part of a plan for deeper commitment by the society to the black community in the United States. The society has 35 percent of the 167 black priests in the Uni- ted States. Its members include one black bishop, 58 black priests, 19 professed black Brothers, and 29 black seminarians training in major and minor seminaries. The society at the sessionshere accepted into its rules the fol- lowing proposals presented by Aid US Neg s e to . . roe Father Lawrence Thornton, should earnestly consider o ' SUBSCRIP' S.V.D., 50, associate pastor of possibility of releasing from tessO Published Wekly by The Guardian Press, Inc., 2500 N. Tyler SL L rnu Entered as second-class matter March 21, 1911, at thei n ag tl,# office of Little Rock, Arkansas, under the Act of CongresS, March 8, 1897. r'Tod nf-n  Second-class postage paid at foun vr,, F Little Rock, Arkansas lthis ]  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: $5.00 the year in the United St nlu lss t* Canada $6.50 - Foreign $7.50 teria pch C The Guardian is the official publication of the Diocese of Little Rock..a] st proved its worth during the many years of its existence. It merits the  his hearted support of the priests and people of the diocese. With this help, lts p^_ goal, as an instrument of Catholic Action, can be achieved. [t u 1 tt ue .I. ALBERT L. FLETCH]} Ill Bishop of Little garde St. Elizabeth's parish, Chicago, and chairman of the Committee on Commitment to the BlackCom- munity: "1. To participate more ef- fectively in the Black Com- munity's struggle for full human dignity, economically, educa- tionally, and politically, this pro- vince and its local communities, shall adopt the followingpractical measures: "(a) They shall, wherever pos- sible, support black businesses, buy black products, use black la- bor, and deposit in black banks. "(b) They shall refuse to do business with firms and insti- tutions that discriminate against blacks and other minority groups. "c) They shall put our parish centers and facilities at the dis- teaching assignments in our semi- naries, those black priests of this province who express a desire for pastoral assignments." Divine Word missionaries in the Northern Province serve in par- ishes in Chicago and St. Louis. Parishes served by other United States provinces of the society include San Francisco; Los An- geles; Trenton, N. J., andscores of others in Mississippi, Arkan- sas, Louisiana, and Texas. "For the further education and inspiration of our members and students concerning the black community," the proposal stated, "the following practical meas- ures are to be carried out: "(a) Afro-American history shall receive its full emphasis EDITOR lstic RIGHT REV. MONSIGNOR r hewal THOMAS L, KEANY, Ph. D, [ it tc Mount St Mary's Academy, Little Rock, Ark. tlcOI. 72207 1 s MANAGING EDITOR BUSINESS MANAGER L el) MR. WILLIAM W. O'DONNELL MR. AUGUST PROBST. JR. situ in Address All Departments P. O. Box 7417 Telephone Me 6-028 FOREST PARK STATION -- ZIP CODE 72207 Business Hours 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. Saturday, major National Holidays and Holy Days of Obligation. posal of the community for meet- in thehistrycurses inur C di ILg Od} Fi ings, civic and social community high schools. Moreover, a spec- a r na e er r 8 ns rst Chaer affairs, and programs to further ial elective course in Afro-Am- cultural awareness, erican history shall be offered. a BUS{ "(d) They shall unite, especially Whenever possible, the teaching HENRY LIENHART in our parishes, in the studyand of Afro-American history shall Permanent Deacons for Africa development of liturgical forms Douala, Cameroun (NC) -- by the cardinal and eight G A caxdinalwho has retired to the bishops who were present, . life of an African missionary of the new deacons came t! . officiated at the ceremony here altar and distributed at which seven married men be- Communion in the form of t came the first permanent deacons" and wine to his wife and l in Africa. ren. [r yo:'n tC:rCamhirh:nsitet::lera- a3:i!nSvheLmtvIiiea: '  gy, its bishop and Religious wants " ' " " '-"n Ilr,| ............ in this central African na,v, . [0 IOllOW [ne ways lalQ oown Dy me ornnnv tn fho itl V . ,, lated the cer ....... , ......... aticaa council, Paul Emile Car- - '^ :--"  .... '-"t .,s, dinal Leger told the throng at i, t,,u ,**-t uay u, u,u u ..... when the Apostles chose o{ Look me open air rite to help them teach Christ s i This Any size Bus available, from school bus to luxury air con- ditioned coaches. HOUSTON - BIGELOW BUS LINES ARROW COACH LINES 2715 W. lOth MO 6-9891 more meaningful and relevant to the black community. Another proposal adopted pro- vides: "In this time of such urgent need for black priests tobe engaged in the direct and immed- iate apostolate to the black com- munity, the provincial council NNIoRGA. AIK. Bozo Big Top Toy Shop Vali Hi Shoppers Walk 4620 J. F.K. BIvd.-NLR OPEN MON. & FRL 'til 8 PM OTHERS DAYS 10 AM-6 PM BankAmericard-SK 5-5948 CHARLES AND ELAINE HEM MAN OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH "Meet Me at The Marion" Arkansas' Largest Convention Hotel Leland C. Hilborn, Manager FREE PARKING FOR REGISTERED GUESTS m ,m i i a SCHOOLS RESTAURANTS HOTELS CLUBS LET US PLAN YOUR KITCHEN OR CAFETERIA Chine  Glassware Cooking Utensils  Ranges Dishwashers- Tables  Chairs  Counters and Back Bars KREBS BROS. SUPPLY CO., Inc. 413 West Cepitol Ave. Little Rock, Ark. be offered. Whenever possible the teaching of Afro-Ame rican his- tory shall be assigned to a black- thinking male. "(b) Every seminary library shall have an adequate supply of current and historical black lit- e rature, items of which shall when- ever possible be included in the lists of 'required readings' for va r iou s courses. Morevover, black newspapers and periodicals shall be available in reading rooms. "(c) Our seminaries and com- munities shall promote black cul- ture by the use of black art, and from time to time represen- tative black plays shall be chosen so that black and white students and faculty members will become acquainted with black culture and forms. "(d) Seminars on blackness shall be conducted periodically for faculty and students, with black intellectuals called in to take part. "(e) Special encouragement shall be given to black students and confreres still in formation to remain black in their think- ing and attitudes by keeping in contact with black intellectuals and the study of current black thinking. "(f) Encouragement shall al- so be given to black students to become engaged in meaningful civic and social action in their black community, since there is danger of their being cut off from their people in a white structured seminary or house of formation for so many years. "(g) Our black priests shall contribute position papers-on cur- rent issues for publication. 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Phone MO 3-4111[ 5114 Kaveneugh Little Rock, Ark.[ iht religious community and black Catholic clergy in America, the Divine Word Missionaries of this province shall effectively recog- nize a special mission to awaken the consciences of white people in regard to racial injustice, and to help eliminate, within the spheres of its activities and in- fluence, the racism and pre- judice which threaten the Chris- tian life of both black and white communities. of these measures, and to further share current ideas along the same I R. S lines, reports of the programs and prgress related to these men" k k L 0 sures in each community shall be included in the Provlncial's news- letter or some other medium of , Ark.-. MOhawk 6- communication." I