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JAN0*ARY 29, 1982 'i, , PAGE a tribute to their revolution. "Instead of talking about religion bringing peace, we ought to talk about man, ergy about the vanity of the itselNG THIS siege of :h. t,ous and bad weather, elf t eeome very conscious spell wholesome op- rom,ies given to us to bisl our needs in the Paul We call that sacred Fet:, "the vrayer of the is ,' Not asan individual thr Praying community, of up to the Lord God spel ! His Son Jesus the arevh0 stand before us in becn an immediate basis, con Pray for those who h the[torn the cold weather. Le sic pray for the victims e un families in the air- mer!Fash. We can pray for anfldren and the families )ve, . heater exploded in ma r, Oklahoma. We can Lger r the miners and their f the in Kentucky. )eacelore long range plea for the un- to the to protect the life Unborn, for world and fair For these and for so many own heart, r to the Lord." recall that the in the United a collection in called the Cam- Human Develop- per cent of raised in a diocese is by the local church help the poor. We to give you a on this collection diocese. You gave Retained in our of Catholic Social to help the poor is I join the voices of praising God for that you have feed the hungry, to naked, to shelter EVENTS of last G. ate Conception SAVERS AGENCY |72-2232 Universal Life g Auto Insurance Sunday are significant for the life of the unborn. Devoted people to this cause from every part of the State came to Little Rock. There was more than a generous sprinkling of young people and children. The air was cold and brisk, but the March was invigorating and inspiring. Even though we gave an account of this event last week, we repeat it because of its importance. Later in the week, in Washington D.C,, Nellie Gray organized her March and had a visit with the President of the United States concerning protection for the unborn. May the Lord Who loves children quickly hear our prayer. During the week, we held a very important joint meeting with priests associated with the Clergy Welfare Board and these serving on the Clergy Personnel Board. We listened carefully to a presentation on "stress in the ministry." We received an inspiring account on a process of reconciliation and forgiveness presented by Father Tom Charters of Holy Cross Parish in Crnssett. Father Tom himself made the weekend with a number of priests from different parts of the country in Atlanta. He then took his own people through the weekend of prayer, forgiveness and reconciliation. His presen- tation offered great in- spiration to us. Then we turned our attention to the Priests' Retreat scheduled for early June. Our retreat master asked us to give him themes for the retreat. This part of the meeting was ex- tremely fruitful also. In the late afternoon, our priests exhausted but joyful returned' to their parochial assign- ments and I gave thanks to God for His presence among us during the day. revolutionary, about the vanity of the pacifist, about the vanity of the expert on missiles. Each one thinks his way is best and disregards the feelings of others. The common denominator is vanity," he stressed. "What can religion do toward world peace? I would like to suggest that it lies in our constant reminder of what we ourselves are. Pride is a factor. We think our country is the best and our way of life is best. I think we should be more submissive and this would help," Kennedy ex- plained. Referring to his captivity again, he said, "One of our captors had a videotape room that he used as a theater. And I want to say right now that I never want to see Fantasy Island again. On the wall, there was a poster, 'America, stay out of our country.' "When another of our captors (we called him Mailman) came by, I pointed to the poster and asked him, 'What would you do if Russia did to you what they are doing to Afghanistan?' He replied, 'Oh, you'd have to come help US.' "I asked one of the revolutionaries, 'Why are you holding us? It's contrary to international law?' He an- swered, 'International law doesn't exist. It's just a means by which rich countries ex- ploit poor countries like Iran.' "That demonstrates how we don't see the other person's point of view." Kennedy said it is the function of a Christian to look into himself and from self ALSO DURING the week, Father Bill Kane, Pastor at El Dorado, was asked to take sick leave because of declining health He came traveled more than fifty miles to get there, we decided that we would not be denied an opportunity to see the inside of the building. So, into the mud we stepped and almost sank. However, the venture was worthwhile. The building will be completed by April and we anticipate a beautiful day of dedication. temporarily to the Cathedral T [] E R E and is now with his mother in organization Boston. Even though we were fogged in on Wednesday, I offered to take him for a ride as far as Hot Springs Village to look at the construction of the new Sacred Heart Church. We proved ourselves to be two hardheaded Irishmen. We traveled the roads of the Village and could see nothing because of the fog. We found the church and inspected the mud between us and the building. Having SOCIETY... OFFERS FREE SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED TAPE , u.,'ff IIILLE LARGE PRINT re,gOt! Lending Library Periodicals Sunday Mass Readings Rite of the Mass Manual of Prayers Holy Scripture CCD Religion Texts Deafblind Weekly Dr. Raymond Moody, Jr. analysis, look at what is going on around him. "We can't obtain peace by just getting rid of weapons, we can get it only by a real understanding of ourselves and others," he concluded. The next lecture will be Thursday, Feb. 4, at 8 P.M. at the Second Presbyterian Church, intersection of 1-430 and Highway I0. Speaking will be Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., on "Life After Life." Dr. Moody is probably better known by his book, "Life After Life," than by his name. "Life After Life," personal accounts of near- death experiences, gave millions assurance, faith and hope in a better time. A Resident in the Depart- ment of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, Dr. Moody has a Ph.D. in Philosophy in addition to .his medical degree. He has also written "Reflections on Life After Life," "Laugh After Laugh," "The Healing Power of Humor," and numerous articles on near-death phenomena. The father of two sons, Dr. Moody is 37 years of age. He has taught at both East Carolina University and the University of Virginia and has appeared on several nation- wide television programs dealing with near-death phenomena. There will be an informal reception with him after his talk. Tickets may be obtained For Information write to: XAVIER SOCIETY 154 East 23rd Street New York, N.Y. 10010 1 S a f i n e by calling 664-1244 or 225-4638. of Catholic women sprinkled throughout the State known as the Catholic Daughters of America. Mrs. Kathryn Turchi of Pine Bluff is the current regent. On Friday morning, two representatives of this group, Mildred Engster and Estelle Forst came to my office and presented a check for $377.50 as their con- tribution to the Burse Fund for the. education of young men for the Priesthood. The gift is truly sacrificial and noble. If the pictures taken on that occasion came out, we might even appear in The Guardian. When I looked out the window on Saturday, I could not recognize what I saw. The sun was shining brightly. Someone remarked later that day that a baby born a few weeks ago would have gotten his first taste of sunshine only on Saturday. With the Mc- Neils, the Hampels, the Duncans, we drove to Higden, Arkansas. This community is not too far from Fairfield Bay. Roger and Jeanne MacMurray welcomed us to their home. On hand were Deacon Dan and his wife Fran Hennessey. We enjoyed the Arkansas-Houston basketball game; a beautiful home Mass, and an oriental supper. How true are the words of the modern song, "People who need people are the luckiest people in the world." 4, Your friend, Andrew J. McDonald Bishop of Little Rock Schools Continued from Pg. 1 national averages. These diocesan averages support the claims of the Coleman and Greeley studies, that Catholic schools are achieving better results than the public schools and are making a positive contribution to society. Special efforts have been made this 'year in the diocese to enroll minority students in the Catholic schools. Of the 7,428 students enrolled in Catholic schools in the state, 246 are black and 203 represent other minority races such as Hispanics, Orientals and American Indians. Emphasis throughout this year has been placed on teaching justice. Some of the schools are presently using the NCEA Program - "Seeking a Just Society." In order to stress the im- portance of religious education in the Catholic schools in Arkansas, eighth- grade students again par- ticipated in REOI-Religious Education Outcomes In- ventory, the National Catholic Education Association Religion test. This spring, the high school seniors will take REKAP -- Religious Education: Knowledge, At- titudes and Practice. These national tests provide teachers with a guide for systematic instruction in the faith. It also provides the students an opportunity to check their own achievement in religious knowledge. To place emphasis on the academics, the Diocesan School Office will again co- sponsor with the Knights Columbus a spelling meet. Each school will hold preliminary meets during Catholic Schools Week and the winners will compete in the state-wide meet March 7. This state-wide meet will again be held at Catholic High School in Little Rock. "Good News in Education: Catholic Schools" is not only the theme for this special week throughout our nation, but the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Little Rock con- tinue to bring the "Good News" to the boys and girls throughout Arkansas. CHS Continued from Pg. 1 seniors during the next school year. entire page in only seconds. In The Computer Center is the future, the printer will be part of the CHS Mathematics used to prepare various department which is beaded student records such as class by Mr. Richard Althoff. lists, schedules and at- tendance reports. The printer also can function as a ter- minal for data entry. The system was purchased In Education Carla Jean Selig, above, received a $750 scholarship from the Arkansas Diocesan Council of Catholic Women to the University of Dallas, Ir- ving, Texas, as a fresh- man. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Selig of North Little Rock, she presently is a sophomore education major. A full- tuition scholarship again is being offered this year, in addition to several partial scholarships. Applications may be obtained from Mrs. Edith Flanigan, 3-B Garfield Circle, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. Deadline for applying is Feb. 15. and is now installed in an environmentally-controlled room. The equipment will be used to acquaint the students with a widely-used business and technical tool and to provide training in a com- puter language called Basic- Plus. There are 32 students now enrolled in four short courses. Sixteen students have completed the six-week class. Some routine office func- tions will he done on the computer as time permits. The Computer Center is staffed by two math teachers who have specialized training in computer languages and experience in business ap- plications. Summer classes are projected for both boys and girls. Since the installation of the Computer was not completed until November, it was not possible to offer regular full- credit courses in Computer Programming for the 1981-82 school year. Such courses will be offered to juniors and EX-EDITOR DIES C.omu wRh  olin vmt md Ikjt. Litton Eaduse Futures _ . _ n.-One Cookif peftolnlmce _ Time.Saver" Cmrols -@_ Irge I.I cubic foot m, en cavity . _ Friedman's Famous Extras - Even at These Prices Ulalimited cooking classes free as long as you like All major brands - 40 models on display 60- day exchange privilege Discounts on accessories to customers Very competitive prices Now Over 88 Friedmans Nationwide ! Trellis Square * * Southwest Mall Rodney Parham Rd. 1-30 & Geyer Springs I- 430 (across from K-Mart) 562-8263 224-7404 I- LITTON TO6HIBA M00VE STEVE PINTER CENTURY 21 PRO REALTY 9920 Chieot Road 568-3939 885-2913 Office Home MAUMELLE - Nice 3 BR, 2 BA, Rack & Cedar. Master BR suite has WBF. Large living dem also with WBF. Dbl. garage. SSS,500, geed terms. Winter Haven, Fla. (NC) -- Father Vincent E. Smith, 55, of former executive editor of diocesan-wide The Florida Catholic, newspaper of the Diocese of Orlando and St. Petersburg, died in his sleep in his rectory after an illness of five years.