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VOL. LXIll, NO. 1 JANUARY 4, 1974 In 'Urbi et Orbi' Address Pope Declares Christ Still Needed as Savior Candidates and Team for Young Adults' Search ?9 Added to Search Roll Little Rock -- Twenty-seven Ung adults and two Religious ters were added to the roster Arkansas, "Searchers" last kend. lhey participated in the [hth Search for Christian a!ity program Dec. 28-30 in etcher Hall at St. John's ther Chinery Urse Established !tle ._ A Father Henry Rock e amery Memorial Burke has n established in the Diocese nLittle Rock with" an initial trlbution from Mr. and Mrs. Cel F. Sredin of Benton. sgr. James E. O'Connell, eiesan director of inn1 inns, said the burse will ,n open until it totals .'J-( aly the earnings from e invested funds will be used. =ese Will be applied toward the cation of young men for the ttle Rock diocesan iesthood. ntributions should be ad- essed to the Father Chinery e, care of Msgr. James E. nnell, 2500 North Tyler t, Little Rock, Ark. 72207. ather Chinery's obituary is Page 2). i Catholic Center here. The two Religious in the class were Sister Fides Gough, O.P.,, Little Rock diocesan coor- dinator of religious teacher training programs, and Sister Benita Wewers, O.S.B., of St. Scholastica Convent, Fort Smith. Young adults in the class, listed alphabetically by cities, were: Altus -- Matt Post and Paul Post; Camden -- Mary Jane Green; Conway -- Theresa Parks and Sara Pinter; Costa Mesa, Calif. -- Bob Pallo; Crossett--Steven Noble; Fort Smith -- Kay Corso, Mike Corso, Jim Ebone, Peter Helfrich, Sam Nelson, Mary Robben, Kay Schluterman, Barbara Smith and Danny Wewers. Hazen -- Jim Hartz; Jonesboro -- Audrey Dietz and Rick Diets; Little Rock -- Steve Binz, Anne Madey, Delores Cullivan and Jim Sick; North Little Rock -- Joan Doolittle and Pattie Halter; Ozark -- Chris Anderson; Roland, Okla. - Pat May field. Co-directors for the Search program were Father Joseph L. Pallo, diocesan youth director; Maureen Cover and Ray Waldorf of Little Rock. Priests assisting with the three-day event were Father Edwin Geers, Father James Mancini and Father Richard Oswald. Father Pallo announced that the next Search program for young adults to be held in north- west Arkansas has been scheduled for March 8-10 at Mount Sequoyah Assembly in Fayetteville. Hopefully, many of the Catholics studying at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville will be enrolled for the weekend. Directing plans for the Fayetteville Search are Mike Bushkuhl of Christ the King parish, Fort Smith, and Maureen Cover of St. Theresa's parish, Little Rock. The Search program is now in its fifth year in the diocese. Father Pallo cited its vitality, and, as an example of its high Official Announcement Diocese of Little Rock 2415 No Tyler The Bishop's Committee on the Liturgy has released the foil, )wing recommendations concerning the terminology for the RITE OF FUNERALS Since the publication of the new RITE OF FUNERALS (1969) there has been considerable confusion concerning !he terminology to be used in participation materials, turgical calendars and ordos. The term "Mass of esurrection", used in death notices and in press releases, as caused part of the present difficulty. In order to clarify ne issue and establish some uniformity, the reference to ne Rite of Funerals should follow that Of the rite itself and mat found in the Roman Missal. Therefore, the following is tobeobserved : 1. FUNERAL MASS or MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: is the correct title for the Mass celebrated prior to interment ("Mass of the Resurrection", although it emphasizes the festive tone of the Resurrection, is inaccurate as it causes confusion With the celebration of Easter itself.) 2. MASS FOR THE DEAD: Formerly called the "Requiem Mass" is the correct title for any celebration of the Eucharist for the deceased. The preface used for this Mass is properly called the Preface of Christian Death. 3. FINAL COMMENDATION AND FAREWELL: formerly called "absolution", is to be regarded "as the last farewell with which the Christian Com- munity honors one of its members before the body is buried". (No. 10) This takes place immediately after the prayer after Communion in the Mass or at the grave site. Rev. Robert A. Torres, Chairman Diocesan Liturgical Commission spirit, he reported that last weekend's Search group prepared their own meals under the direction of Clyde Chancy. Vatican City (NC) -- Pope Paul VI, speaking from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on Christmas Day, praised man as a fine and noble but still imperfect creature who needs Christ as his Savior. Pope Paul exalted the Christian concept of man that sees him as noble but hobbled by sin. The Pope spoke out against modern humanism that makes man his own god and, in an apprent allusion to abortion, he warned: "Woe to the person who interferes with him (man); for man is born sacred in his life, from his mother's womb." The 76-year-old Pope celebrated Mass at the high altar of St. Peter's for an estimated crowd of 20,000 persons. The Mass was without a sermon because immediately after it the Pope delivered his Christmas Day message and his traditional blessing of "Urbi et Orbi" -- to the city of Rome and to the world -- from the central balcony of St. Peter's. The ceremony on the balcony was televised and the Pope was very conscious of the fact he was speaking to a much larger audience than the roughly 50,000 persons standing below him in the overcast square of St. Peter's. The Pope chose to exalt the Arranging Search No. 19 Chris Bailey and George Lucas, both of Holy Souls parish, Little Rock, confer in the Little Rock CYO office on plans for the 19th Search for Christian Maturity to be held at St. John's Catholic Center Feb. 1-3. The youth co-directors prepared invitations being mailed throughout Arkansas to high school juniors and seniors. Teenagers wishing to at- tend should contact Father Joseph L. Pal!o, CYO Office, P. O. Box 7565, Forest Park Station, Little Rock, Ark. 72207. Christian concept of man but at the same time to inveigh against a concept of man which is totally without any reference to God. Today, he said, many men accept the feast of Christmas and Christianity as a "human value . . . they do not see the divine truth that gives this human value its reason for being and its infinite worth." 'Modern Humanism' The Pope said that modern humanism "sets up man as man's god.., man, and nothing else. And then this humanistic infatuation, being aware of the limits of our life, will increase beyond measure the dimensions of human stature, and will deafen us with the triumphant cry of the superman, secretly fretting at not knowing how otherwise to satisfy man's in- nate vocation to rise above himself." For Christians, the Pope continued, there is "another sort of humanism,, and it in- volves "a different concept of man, and this is of capital importance today." Christians " affirm man's "preeminent origin," he said. "Man is a creature so fine, so noble, so worthy of all our en- thusiasm and admiration as to show forth in himself, in his own essential being, "the image and likeness' of God." But Christians, the Pope said, know that man has fallen because of original sin and that sin "has brought division into every element of human life." The Pope, in stressing man's greatness and his "misery" caused by sin, warned: "Woe to the person who interferes with him; for man is born sacred in his life, from his mother's womb. He is bern ever endowed with the dangerous but divine prerogative of freedom... He is born for truth and he is born for love." Man, said the Pope, as he exists, "is not perfect." By exalting man, he said, "you will make more evident his deficiency, his incompleteness, his inner need to be saved. We say it once and we say it briefly: His need for a Savior." The Pope concluded his Christmas Day talk by ex- pressing greetings in Italian, French, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese. Protect Poor, USCC Energy Plea Urges Washington (NC) -- The U.S. Catholic Conference has urged the government to consider the moral dimension of the energy crisis and its effects on the poor, the natural environment, employment and international relations. "In the present energy crisis Americans, both as individuals and as a people, are called on to reexamine and reaffirm their commitment to one another and also to the other peoples of the world," Bishop James S. Rausch, USCC general secretary, said in a letter to William E. Simon, federal energy administrator. "A sound energy policy by the federal government should give highest priority to the moral imperatives of equity and human interdependence." Bishop Rausch's comments came in a Dec. 21 letter to Simon, which the bishop said was a "statement of views of April 30 to Be Day of Atonement speeches, Hatfield has referred to what he called a "civil religion" where Americans set themselves up as God's chosen people. He said that there are all kinds of symbols of religiosity, such as the motto "In God We Trust." But he called this a kind of lip service to God. One section of the resolution states: "We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown; but we have forgotten God." The resolution further states that Americans are "in- toxicated with unbroken suc- cess. We have become too self- sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us." helped to create a moral abyss that produces a disdain for honesty and humility in high levels of national leadership." The resolution is modeled after a proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln fixing April 30, 1863 as a day of reflection. It was a time when the Union cause in the Civil War had reached a low point. "President Lincoln had a profound sense of the sovereignty of God. He knew how the nation stood ac- countable to God's judgment," Hatfield said. "I believe that only a national confession of corporate guilt can save us from the worship of our own finite power and the tragedies that this worship creates," he said. Several times in other Washington (NC) -- Sen. Mark O. Hatfield (R-Ore.) in- troduced, and the Senate adopted, a resolution to set aside April 30 as a "national day of humiliation, fasting and prayer." Hatfield's resolution says it "behooves us to humble our- selves before almighty God, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness." The resolution passed by voice vote with no debate or opposition. Hatfield told the Senate: "We witness a country torn apart with division and lacking the spiritual foundation which would restore its vision and purpose. We, as a people, through our acquiescence to corruption and waste, have the United States Catholic Conference concerning prin- ciples which should guide" federal energy policies. The bishop told Simon that the government's energy policy "must see to it that the burdens do not fall disproportionately on some Americans while others experience little or no in- convenience." The poor are not able to present their views to govern- ment as effectively as business, labor and other "institutional interests." Bishop Rausch said. "It would be grossly unfair," he said, "if their lack of a 'voice' caused them to become the chief victims of the energy crisis." The poor could be hurt, Bishop Rausch said, if the government tried to discourage fuel consumption through higher prices or taxes. Such programs must include "compensatory relief" for poor, Bishop Rausch said. The government should also seek "to minimize the impact of unemployment resulting from energy conservation measures," the bishop said. Charismatics Plan Day of Renewal Little Rock - A Day of Renewal for Charismatics will be held this Sunday, Jan. 6, in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 12th and Jackson Streets here, with Brother Cyril Ory, F.S.C., leader of the Loyola University Prayer Group, New Orleans, as teacher for the day. His Excellency Bishop An- drew J. McDonald is planning to attend the devotion, scheduled to begin with registration at 12:30 P.M. and to conclude at 5:45 P.M. with a Pontifical Mass at which Bishop Mc- Donald will preach the homily. !