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' ...when eight days were fulfilled ... His name was called Jesus ...' Luke 2:2 1 00ll'he GUardian Official 00ublication of the @iocese ol Cittle 00ock ospi VOL. LXI NO. 4 JANUARY 28, 1972 ion In Papal Pronouncement Orthodoxy Declared Church's First Concern Adding to Burse Funds Mrs. John Turchi, Arkansas State Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America presents a check for $394 to H!s Excellency Bishop Albe'rt L Fletcher to increase the CDA s third diocesan seminary burse to $I 163 Looking on is the CI]A clergy consultant Father Joseph L. Pallo Msgr. Jal s E. O'Connell, diocesan director of seminarians, said e two $5,000 burses already completed by the Catholic b aughters, combined with contributions toward a third e urse, exceed any other organization's contribution to the ndowment fund. [er 00:00-ontributions Add spi Seminary Burses HoLittle Rock -- With the iten ial season Of?me:: ? chi , Msgr_. a . ] -onn , Little Rock diocesan 'ector of seminarians, ;Closed there have been ral additional contributions erninary burse funds. ?he Father Jose h ! . p W. Lauro 20 rlal Burse now totals : The St. John's Home and ri I SOCiety of Russellville muted $500 of this. Other nations to the burse were in or ff the late Tom Marks, [er, thomas C. Marks, an n; sas student at Holy r ty Seminary, Dallas. ree e_ Marks' memorials O,warded to Monsignor :nell by the Greater Little :. erra Club and by the uor, nurses class tnttehr e. kan, , Medical e been diti lly, there hav several smaller sums con- tributed to the Father Lauro Burse by individuals. A second Monsignor Joseph Murray Memorial Burse now contains $585.16, Monsignor O'Connell said, and there have been new contributions to the Msgr. Edward Hinckley and Msgr. Thomas Walshe Memorial Burses. Burse funds are invested by the diocese and the earnings are used to finance the education of men for the Arkansas priesthood. A burse remains open until the sum of $5,000 is reached. If additional funds are contributed a second burse is opened. Contributions to burses should be forwarded to Msgr. James E. O'Connell, St. John's Catholic Center, 2500 North Tyler, Little Rock, Ark. 72207. Vatican City (NC) -- Or- thodoxy is the "first concern" of the Church, Pope Paul VI declared here. "The teaching Church does not invent its doctrine," he told a general audience. "To those who urge it to make its faith easier, more in keeping with the tastes of the changing mentality of the times, the Church replies with the Apostles 'non possumus' -- we cannot." The Pope warned against regarding Revelation as "an evolution that is still continuing, changing itself and surpassing itself." He said that God's Revelation to men ended with the apostolic age, and added: "The word of God, finally, is for us the Incarnate Word, the historical Christ and then the Christ living in the community joined to Him through faith and the Holy Spirit, in the Church, that is His Mystical Body. "That is the way it is, beloved children. In so affirming, our doctrine detaches itself from the errors that have circulated and still flourish in current culture. "These errors could totally ruin our Christian concept of. life and of history. Modernism represented the characteristic expression of these errors, and under other names it is still current." (The term "Modernism" was attached to a broad gamut of approaches to religion in the early part of this century that was said to undermine the objective validity of religious beliefs, and practices. Moder- nists held that existence of a personal God cannot be demonstrated, the Bible is not inspired, Christ is not divine, nor did He establish the Church or institute the sacraments. Pope St. Pius X, who con- demned it as heresy in 1907, linked it with agnosticism and an indiscriminate evolutionism.) Pope Paul continued: "We can then understand why such a stern consciousness of its the Catholic Church, today and basic duty to defend and in the past, attaches such ira- transmit the doctrine of the portance to the strict preser- faith in unequivocal terms. vation of authentic revelation. We can understand why the "Orthodoxy is its first con- Church regards revelation as an cern, pastoral magisterium its inviolable treasure. And we can primary and providential understand why the Church has function." Guardian Sunday Slated for Feb. 6 Little Rock -- His Excellency Bishop Albert L. Fletcher has designated Sunday, Feb. 6, as Guardian Sunday to re- emphasize the importance of Catholic reading matter being kept in every Catholic home and to inaugurate the diocesan weekly's annual subscription renewal campaign. Subscription envelopes have been mailed to all subscribers to The Guardian. These, with the $5 annual subscription fee, may be mailed direct to The Guardian or may be deposited in the collection basket in parish churches on any Sunday. Guardian Sunday is a feature of the annual observance of Catholic Press Month in the Diocese of Little Rock. This national observance focuses the attention of the faithful on the importance of keeping abreast of world and local Catholic news through their diocesan publications. Additionally, the 1972 ob- servance is stressing the great value to be derived from regular reading of the copyrighted "Know Your Faith" features. These weekly articles provide the faithful with insights into updated thinking on the teachings of the Church. Continuing efforts to upgrade Guardian content recently took a new turn with organization of a Catholic Communications Society of Arkansas. Blessing of Throats Scheduled Feb. 3 Candlemas Day and the Feast of St. Blaise occur next week. Wednesday, Feb. 2, the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, is the traditional occasion when candles are blessed for use in church and in the home during the year. The Feast of St. Blaise, Thursday, Feb. 3, will be marked universally by blessing of throats. $ t3,400 Given to C.H.D. Little Rock -- With some returns yet to be tallied, con- tributions to the recent Cam- paign for Human Development in the Diocese of Little Rock now total $13,438.46. Father James R. Savary, diocesan director of social services, reported this figure to pastors this week in a letter expressing gratitude "for the wonderful cooperation" received from priests and faith- ful. Of the total collected thus far, Father Savary said 75 per cent - -$10,078.85 - has already been sent to the C.H.D. national headquarters. pastors that the 25 per cent share of Human Development funds that is retained here is being used for emergency funding for needy individuals, referred to the diocesan office by priests. He said part of the money is applied toward operation of two commodity distribution food centers and a health clinic in Pulaski County. In this connection he disclosed efforts are being made to establish a health clinic in the Fort Smith area. Father Savary told pastors that small local funding can be provided for community projects and that if more substantial funding is required, he will assist priests in applying to the national C.H.D. office, as was the case in establishment of a community canning project in Winslow. :00Ourners Throng Father Christopher's ,Rites JI ;Ubiaeo .. More than 900 ts, Religious seminarians ' la.Ytnen crowded the Abbe ,tea Y here last Tuesday for funeral ?hl r "istopher Paladin, "rish' tor of St Joseph ffiPea I of qs, Ark, a former Christopher Subiaco Academy and New .Subiaco Abbey. Forty-five priests con- celebrated the Requiem Mass. The principal celebrant was The Right Rev. Michael Lensing, O.S.B., abbot of the Benedictine community. Among the con- celebrants were His Excellency Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence P. Graves, and two cousins of Father Christopher, Father Raphael DeSalvo, O.S.B., the Abbey prior, and Father Raymond Rossi of Little Rock. The homily was preached by His Excellency Bishop Albert L. Fletcher of Little Rock. Died Suddenly Father Christopher, who was 62, died suddenly from a heart attack last Saturday evening. In the throng at his funeral, there were 65 priests, including the 45 concelebrants; 00 Religious Sisters including Mother Columba WaKers, O.S.B., of St. Scholastica Convent, Fort Smith; 250 students from Subiaco Academy, the entire Subiaco Religious community, and a host of laymen. Father Raphael and Father Rossi assisted Abbot Michael at the Mass. A native of Center Ridge, Father Christopher attended grade school there and then entered Subiaco Academy. He made his simple profession September 19, 1934, and con- tinued his studies for the priesthood here. He was or- dained June 3, 1939, in St. An- drew's Cathedral, Little Rock. In 1940, Father Christopher was named Athletic Director of the Academy and from 1941 to 1953 was head dean and a teacher at the school. He started the Subiaco Summer Camp in 1942. In 1952, he was appointed assistant pastor and superin- tendent of Sacred Heart School at Muenster, Texas, and from 1958 to 1960 he was pastor of the parish there. He returned to Subiaco in 1960 and was sub- prior and procurator of the Abbey until his appointment as pastor of St. Joseph's Church in 1968. He is survived by six brothers, Frank Paladino of North Little Rock, John Paladino of Omaha, Neb., Joe Paladino of Oklahoma, Lawrence Paladino of New York, Henry Paladino of Washington, D.C., and Paul Paladino of Russellville, and four sisters, Mrs. Billy Whitten and Mrs. Charles Rowland, both of North Little Rock, Mrs. Tony L. DeSalvo of Center Ridge and Mrs. Ed Andreas of Texas. N.L.R. Food Center Announces New Hours N. Little Rock -- New hours have been established for the Riverside Food Distribution Center, located in the old Riverside school at Washington Avenue and Clark streets here. The center, inaugurated by the Catholic Interracial Council, is open Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:3o P.M. and Saturday fi'om 12:45 to 3:45 P.M. The distribution center issued surplus commodities to 5,366 recipients between April and December, 1971, according to Sister AnneUa, O.S.B., director. Spring Confirmations 1972 SCHEDULE FOR BISHOP FLETCHER Sunday, March 5 Sunday, March 5 Sunday, April 30 Sunday, April 30 Monday, May 1 Tuesday, May 2 Sunday, May 21 10:30 A.M. Mass St. Raphael, Springdale 5:00 P.M. Mass St. Joseph, Fayetteville (with St. Thomas), 11:15 A.M. Mass St..Augustine, North Little Rock 4:30 P.M. St. Jude, Jacksonville 7: 30. P.M. St. Mary, North Little Rock 7:30 P.M. St. Patrick, North Little Rock 10:00 A.M. Mass St. Andrew's Cathedral, Little Rock SCHEDULE FOR BISHOP GRAVES Sunday, February 27 11:00 A.M. Prairie View (with Morrison Mass Bluff and Scranton) Sunday, February 27 7:30 P.M. Charleston Monday, February 28 7:30 P.M. Subiaco Sunday, March 12 9:30 A.M. Berryville (with Eureka Mass Springs) Sunday, March 12 7:00 P.M. Tontitown Monday, March 13 7:30 P.M. Siloam Springs Sunday, May 7 10:00 A.M. Mass Marche Sunday, May 7 5:00 P.M. Immaculate Conception, Mass North Little Rock Tuesday, May 9 7:30 P.M. St. Anne, North Little Rock