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PAGE 2 THE GUARDIAN, JANUARY 18,d974 r-=,.h, ,now T,,oe,ne=, 66 7-Milli Catholics .Editor's Desk.. ma, be *.o 00ow;'S;mot*o*he":o* a C 0 U n t e d n L a t e s t Ta I I y The man of the house works a regular eight or nine-hour tour of duty, but .... his job though it pays rela- tively little, requires him to be available around, the clock. He is consi- dered a good neighbor in the area where he lives. Like other husbands and fathers, he loves his wife. He does chores. He cuddles his children and tells them stories. And, like other men, he worries when any of his loved ones are ill. He goes to church on Sundays, and occasionally on a weekday evening. He may be a lectoror a vestryman, an usher or a Sunday school teacher. He teaches his children to pray. When time permits, he helps i C"arte' a Bus! Chicago high school basketball team. Twenty basketball players from Hirsch High School in the Chicago Public League ap- peared recently at the gym- nasium of Bergan, a Catholic high school here, apologizing for being an hour late for a junior-varsity contest. After a four hour busride through a snowstorm, last year's Illinois large-school state champions watched Bergan beat Peoria Limestone, then got back on their bus for Chicago without ever getting into their sneakers. ttirseh had a contract to play Bergan, it seems.., but in 1974, not 1973, as its coach had thought. coach Little League baseball. He takes his own children and some of their friends to the zoo, and now and then to a Walt Disney movie. He loves his country, and his experience includes a tour of duty in the military. He votes on election day, and he ardently believes in the rule of law. On the job, he helps persons injured in accidents. He con- soles the broken hearted. And, on occasion, he does not hesitate to interpose himself between danger and someone he does not know. If he gets hurt in the process, he must be man enough to use restraint in subduing whoever injured him. His sworn duty makes him an Scott Ventilating * RoofVents Residential Home Service Roofing All Types of C A L L Gutters, Storm Doors, Windows 7 5 3 - 3 91 9 * Replacement Windows FRIGIDAIRE SALES & SERVICE Washer, Dryer, Refrigerator, Freezer, Dishwasher, Range, Air Conditioner Bob and Hilda Nord Henry Lienhart Any size Bus available, from school bus to luxury air con- ditioned coaches. HOUSTON-BIGELOW BUS LINES ARROW COACH LINES 2715 W. lOth 666-9891 i Phone 666-2826 4208 WEST MARKHAM LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS 72205 Henry Block has 17 reasons why you should come to us for income tax Reason 1. We are income tax specialists. We ask the right questions. We dig for every honest deduction. We want to leave no stone unturned to make sure you pay the smallest legitimate tax. I00ul00BLOClt THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE Vatican City (NC) -- There time it takes to receive answers were approximately 667-million baptized Catholics at the end of 1971, out of total world population of 3.6-billion persons, according to the Vatican statistical office. The annual statistical picture of the Catholic. Church for 1971 was recently released in a volume entitled Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae 1971 (Statistical Yearbook of the Church, 1971). Because of the from dioceses and other Catholic organizations around the world and to evaluate them, the statistical office only releases figures in volume form for a period ending two years before publication. According to the yearbook, on Dec. 31, 1971, there were 2,328 dioceses (or similar Church jurisdictions) throughout the world and 290,766 parishes or mission Pastoral CONTINUED FROM PAGE | formation on the humanity of decades which have provided ways to support and maintain the life and health of the mother and the well-being of the child in the womb. "4. The Catholic Church and other concerned bodies must devote their educational and informational resources to a continuing program which will present the ease for the sanctity of the unborn child's life. This will include the scientific in- stations, all served by a total of 420,429 priests, of whom 270,737 were diocesan priests and 149,692 were members of Religious communities. The yearbook reported that there were over 1.09-million professed Sisters, Brothers and permanent deacons. 3'he yearbook reported also that of the world's diocesan priests, 1,894 left the ministry during the year ending Jan. 1, 1971, compared to 1,848 a year earlier. There were 4,469 ordinations in 1971, compared to 4,622 in the previous year. inhibitor of all disruptions of the peace. Even minor infractions, like traffic violations, are part of his concern. The rabble hate him. They sometimes call him brutal. Actually, though, he is a friend, even to those who are not friendly to him. He's a policeman. Mini.Convention Of Educators Set Oklahoma City, Okla. -- A number of Catholic elementary school educators from Arkansas, led by Sister Con- suella Bauer, O.S.B., Diocese of Little Rock superintendent of schools, are expected to take part in an intensive "mini- convention" of the National Catholic Education Association here. Arkansas elementary educators will join those of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and New Mexico at the mini-convention at Bishop McGulnness High School here Feb. 14 and 15. Theme of the mini-convention is "Changeless Values in Changing Times," and Brother Didier Piveteau, F.S.C., of the Bureau Pedagogique of Paris, France, will open the con- vention Feb. 14 by speaking on "The Impact of Change." The six diocesan consultants for elementary education have been invited to attend, Sister Consuella said. Also Catholie elementary school ad- ministrators and teachers have been invited, and Sister Con- suella said a number of them from western Arkansas have indicated they are making plans to attend. Sister Consuella said the convention is open to religious educators as well as laymendirectly involved in schools. Tbe sessions are being sponsored by the Elementary Department of the NCEA and are being hosted by the Ar- chdiocese of Oklahoma City. The convention is one of several the child and the child's developmental process, the responsibility and necessity for society to safeguard the life of the child at every stage of existence, the problems that may exist during pregnancy, and the humane and morally acceptable solutions to these problems which are available. "5. It is essential that Americans adopt a positive attitude toward life and reaf- firm their commitment to its protection. Society has a duty to give encouragement, un- derstanding and support to According to the volume there were, as of Jan. 1, 1971, a total of 34,223 diocesan priests in the United States. At the end of the year the total had increased to 35,079 diocesan priests, despite 528 defections and 669 deaths. During the same period of time, the total number of diocesan priests in Canada decreased from 8,338 as of Jan. I to 8,031 at the end of the year. The yearbook listed 103 priests leaving the priesthood in Canada, 145 deatbs, and 129 priests changed "for other reasons," which could include The Ouardi Published Weekly by The Guardian Pr 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, Ark, Entered as second-class mailer Mard 1911, at the post office of Little Rock, Ar sas, under the Act of Congress of Mard 17. Second-class postage paid at Little Rock, Arkansas SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: ttes [ $5.00 per year in the United a r Canada $6.50 Foreign $7.50 [ni PUBLISHER I MOST REVEREND ANDREW& McDONALD, DD. Bishopof Little Rock EDITOR . R EV. MONSIGNOR THOMAS L. KEANY, Ph. D. Mount St. Mary Academy Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 MANAGING EDITOR Ira MR. WlLLiAMW. O'DONNELL el' Address All Departments P 0 Box 7df .. 4C( FORREST PARK STATION - Z] P 7T'[ Telephone 666-0286 let sel Business Hours 8:30 A.t411 4:30 P.M.. Monday through j==' I day. Cloed on Saturday, rml[-" National Holidays and Holy r i of Obligatlon. .4tt transfers out of Canadhrl dioceses. d an over-all pictureMr As priests, Religious and deaCtlal working in the Church in ten United States at the end of 1o the yearbook reported: 35,tee n aS( diocesan Religious priests, 69 permadld deacons, 9,398 professed rN)e Religious who are not priari and 146,784 professed ferO: the NCEA is using to bring service to teachers unable to attend the association's annual convention. Additional information is available from Father David F. Monahan, superintendent of schools, Oklahoma City, P. O. Box 512, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73101, Telephone (405) 721-4202. women who experience difficult Religious. pregnancies, to intensify Illlllllllllllllllllll| scientific investigation into the I / . / I. i ..... t causes and cures of maternal l rllJ 111 11 liar ll | 1 J IJPl'IJ,[jI disease and fetal abnormality, and to provide all persons with education and material : that's really ff ti ! sustenance enabling filem to choose parenthood responsibly e ee ve and freely in accord with a I  fTL basic commitment to the I I Park Plaza Center J sanctity of life. "6. A constitutional amend- I Phone 664.2880 ment to protect tim life of the I unborn child is essential and : Leal Fouldafiol! urgently needed. Congress should conduct hearings and move speedily to pass a pro-life I amendment. Even the,,, con- 1 The i L l gmu'or:n- Center certed and continuous efforts will be nceded to convince the LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII American people that such an amendment is an absolute necessity. There is need now for public information programs Plym0uth--FINEST SERVICE ANYWHERE--Chrysler and for petitions to state Let Our Courteous, Experienced, Factory-Trained legislatures to memorialize Chrysler Mechanics Service Your Congress on behalf of a pro-life amendment. Well planned and Plymouth - Dodge Valiant - Chrysler . Imlriol coordinated effort by citizens at the national, state and local ROSS.WRIGHTI.I ll COl levels is of crucial importance. Our system of government iDh.mout k requires citizen participation, and in this case there is a moral glllil{}n Friendly Hometown Folks imperative of the highest order 601 W. 4th, North Little Reck (;;ll'(i for such activity." Phone 375-0288 Anniversary ' ', CONTINUED FROM PAGE | sponsor of a right to life [ amendment. I In Los Angeles, a gathering is planned for the anniversary at the federal building. Par- ticipants will hear addresses by  pro-life adherents. During the afternoon, John Cardinal Cody of Chicago will preside at a special, commemorative Mass in Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral. In Richmond, Va., Catholics will observe the anniversary with a day of prayer and fasting : onSunday, Jan. 20. 0000'ARK ROK asP.u .0Fm00 Bishop Walter F. Sullivan, apostolic administrator of Rich- mond, said that the day of AJ*UTVP*OOUCTO penance was "for the forgiveness of our sins and those of our nation against the unborn." Each chur(h, he said, should place a basket in a prominent place during the Sunday liturgy to receive contributions to aid local projects supporting human life. 1974 ARKANSAS TOUR OF HA WAll Personally Escorted by R. S. "Bob" Peters, Jr. 11 DAYS BEGINNING APRIL 20, 1974 I Round Trip [I'   Call ,['41 From !1 18 666-0242 ttle Rock '-r ,d For Reservations R. $. "BOB" PETER 5 JR. : 2813 Kavanaugh, Little Rock, Ark. Southern asphalt rooting oorp, 2500 E. ROOSEVELT ' 501 FR $-9181 LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 7220 Watch For... 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