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, PAGE 8 .THE.GUARDIAN, JANUARY 28, 1972 New Curriculum q2h College Ministry Scope Washington (NC) - Changes in religious programs at Catholic colleges have in- creased the scope of campus ministry there, according to a priest who helped develop new guidelines on Catholic campus ministry. Catholic colleges once offered an extensive program of "religious exercises" like public recitation of the rosary and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, said Father C. W. Friedman, executive secretary of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) college and university depart- ment here. But today, he said, these programs have mostly "gon e by the wayside." Today's college theology departments, "say that they teach theology or religion as a strictly academic subject," and consider the spiritual growth and commitment of individuals as outside their sphere, Father Friedman added "Somebody has to take up this slack." Until recent years, persons involved in campus ministry did most of their work on "secular" campuses, where "Newman Clubs" and other church programs flourished: In those days, campus ministers at Catholic colleges were called chaplains, and often had full-time teaching jobs besides their other duties. "Campus Ministry Guidelines for Catholic Colleges and Universities" -- the guidelines Father Friedman helped develop and the first ever drafted on a national level - are an indication of the rising im- portance now being attached to this phase of campus ministry. A Commission on the Campus Ministry within NCEA's college and university department developed the guidelines, based on "feedback from the field - from the bottom up, not from the top down," Father Fried- man said. The eight-member com- mission, chaired by Msgr. Terrence J. Murphy, president of the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., sifted through discussions and recom- mendations made by campus ministers at five regional meetings. It came up with a nine-page document which makes suggestions about the structure, function and public respon- sibility of campus ministry at Catholic colleges. The document says that ministry should be "a central and integral element of the Catholic institution," and never be considered "marginal." It says a campus ministry team, including clergy, Religious and laity, is the "preferred model for this apostolate;" that the role of women "should be deepened and expanded," and that "campus ministry should no longer be seen as a part-time job." Suggested roles for the campus minister include counseling: "Christian witness of social and moral issues," and objective, independent mediation between various campus groups. Liturgical and other kinds of experimentation by the campus ministry team "should be en- couraged by the diocesan authorities," according to the guidelines. "Creative risk- taking should be permitted." The guidelines say formal training of campus ministers Woods arson is a crime. Report any sign of it. should include "adequate ex- posure to and knowledge of psychology, liturgy, counseling, scripture and theology." They add that ministry team members should be chosen on the basis of qualities like "human ness" : possession of "a deep faith in Christ," and being young enough, "at least in spirit," to interest young people in religious affairs. Boston Prdete 00jvs h trickle Boston (NC) -- In a statement reaffirming pastoral com- mitment to religious education, Archbishop Humberto S. Medeiros has called for "the fullest possible cooperation" with public officials whenever parochial schools cannot continue to operate in local communities. The archbishop made the appeal for community-wide cooperation in a statement of educational priorities for the Boston Archdiocese. His statement committed the archdiocese to a continuation of the Church's schools "in all areas -- the cities, the towns, the suburbs, and wherever there is a poverty of spiritual ideals or a lack of Christian values." He said that situations may arise, however, in which in- dividual schools may no longer be viable. He called for com- munity cooperation in planning for centralization of Catholic schools and "the fullest possible cooperation" with public of- ficials. "Responsible participation in our civil community, as well as a serious interest in the educational future of all children demands the fullest possible cooperation with public educational authorities," the archbishop declared. Archbishop Medeiros' statement emphasized that the highest ranking priorities for , HELP PREVENT " IFOREST FIRES  IN THE SOUTH Mercy Sisters' Leader Tours State Sister Mary Concilia Moran, R.S.M., right, holder of the highest office among the 6,000 Sisters of Mercy of the Union in the United States, visited two Arkansas hospitals staffed by the order. Accompanied by Sister Jean Marie Sullivan, R.S.M., right, of the St. Louis Province, Sister Mary Con- cilia, administrator-general of the Religious Sisters of Mercy Generalate Complex, visited St. Edward's Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith and St. Joseph's Hospital in Hot Springs. In addition, the Sisters of Mercy, the largest order of religious Sisters in the United States, own and operat e Warner-Brown Hospital in El Dorado. Third World Nations Increase Arms Stocks Stockholm (NC) -- The value of major weapon deliveries to the Third World has been in- creasing twice as fast as the gross national product of Third World developing countries during the past two decades, according to an exhaustive study of arms and the arms trade published here. With massive supplies of arms to the developing coun- tries, local conflicts are escalating and the threat of a global nuclear war is in- creasing, the study warns. The study, by the Independent Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), notes that all wars in the past 25 years had been fought in the Third World -- and all the weapons for those wars were supplied by the big powers. Those points are contained in a 900-page volume produced by SIPRI and described as the most comprehensive study of its kind ever carried out. 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In the 1950-70 period, four countries -- United States, Soviet Union, Britain and France -- accounted for nearly 90 percent of the total trade. Russia and America together shared more than two-thirds of the total, while the British and French were responsible for some 20 percent. As for the recipients, 70 percent of all major weapon supplies went to the Middle East and Asia, 15 percent to the Indian sub-continent and only 8 percent to Africa, although the share to Africa is rising swiftly, according to the study. III Women Vocations Drop, Men Same Philadelphia (NC) -- The number of vocations among women in the Philadelphia archdiocese decreased about 37 Chur Invest 't Studi per cent in 1971, but the number of men entering religious life was the same last year as in 1970. In releasing these figures, archdiocesan vocation director Msgr. Edward J. Thompson noted that in the past female vocations were three times higher than male vocations. 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