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C:A.THOUC., 1,..994 ,Page,3 Sesquicentennial pn ,g 5t- a- d le ~e b- 0 o- le O" Amhive photo ' WHO ARE THEY?--As part of the diocese's sesquicentennial celebra- tion, the Arkansas Catholic will periodically run old, unidentified photographs from the diocesan archives If you can identify the priests in these photo, please Call the Arkansas Catholi office, 664-0340; or.write, P.O. Box 7417, L'tte Rock, AR 72217-7417. 3. o Cathedral continues celebration d- _ The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little lg Rock will continue its celebration of the ses- quicentennial year Jan. 29 - Feb. 4, accord- ing to Julie Humphrey, chair of the parish Sesquicentennial committee. The parishioners began their observance Nov. 28, 1993, with a special Mass and a er reception for alumni of the Cathedral at heel. Events throughout the week in- ClciUded a-spedal Mass for laity, an re- organ tal by Dr.Jeannie Morris Kinsey, an alumni reunion and an exhibit of the Cathedral School history. A Parents Night Out was held Friday, Dec. 3. The children were served pizza and soda and played games that induded the sesquicentennial themes. They also toured the church and burial crypt. Nancy Pheacek coordinated the event. The sesquicentennial exhibit will be on display Jan. 29- Feb. 4. The celebration will conclude later this year with an ecumenical gathering of Httle Rock churches. Representatives from vari- ous denominations will view "Reflections of Faith," the sesquicentennial video. A recep- tion will follow. Parishes plan reunion, open house ~t d- 15. a al- rl,- irt 'C" at es O" )0 MEETINGS Ic St. Michael Church in West Memphis, its mission, St. Mary of the Lake Church in .I'Iorseshoe Lake, and Sacred Heart Church aa Ca'awfordsville will celebrate the sesqui- centennialJan 20 - Feb. 4. The parishes roll sponsor a reunion of Michael's Catholic School alumni 7 - 10 P.m.,Jan. 29. No invitations are being sent, ut all former students and spouses are wel- COme. The Home School Association will .SPOnsor the event. Committee members clude Julia Kiimar, Sandy Goldsby and Margie McCain. A sesquicentennial open house will be held Jan. 30, 2 - 4 p.m. In addition to the sesquicentennial exhibit, various Catholic items will be on display. Parishioners be on hand to answer any questions regarding the parish and Catholicism. The Parish Council, the Infant of Prague Guild, the Home School Association and two representatives from Crawfordsville are sponsoring the activities. Dorothy Ward is chair of the parish sesquicentennial com- mittee. continued from page 1 apparent at 10 weeks and of toenails at 14 weeks. Growing nails reach the fingertips by eight months and toe tips by birth. Upper and lower eyelids, which have al- ready emerged, now grow until they meet, covering the eyes at about 10 weeks. Tear ducts and glands form, although they not be fully functional until about six weeks after birth. In the ear, the structures for balance and equilibrium and for converting sound into nervous impulses become refined and functional. Valves in the heart and aorta also become functional, maintaining blood flow in the proper direction and preventing backwash. Meanwhile, the intestines continue to lengthen, bend and double back on them- selves, while the cartilage skeleton continues to ossify, or tum to bone. Many areas, in- cluding parts of the skull, hands and feet Hill not ossify until early childhood. Growth is dramatic during the seven-month fetal pe- riod as the weight of the fetus, about one- quarter ounce at eight weeks, increases 450-fold by birth. Earlier, in the mid-embryonic period, the lung bud branched into five bronchial buds. Between weeks 5 and 28 the bronchial buds branch at least 16 more times to give the lungs their characteristic -ee-like appearance. In the third trimester, the fetus begins to make intermittent breathing movements. Although no actual breathing takes place, the movements stimulate lung development, condition the respiratory muscles and in- crease as the time of delivery approaches. A fetus born before 22 weeks of age cannot be kept alive and those born between 22 and 28 weeks Hill have difficulty surviving. The reason for this is the immature state of the lungs. Functional lungs are able to take in oxygen and pass it to the bloodstream while drawing carbon dioxide from the blood to be exhaled. The lungs of a 22-week-old fetus are too underdeveloped to adequately per- form these fimctions. While few infants born at 22 or 23 weeks have been known to survive, many abortion )roviders offer their services beyond this )oint, advertising 24- and even 28-week abor- HOT SPRINGS -- The Third Order of Carmelites meeting of lay persons will be Saturday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m., at St. Mary Church, 100 Central Ave. Men and women 17 and older are invited. dons. This is beyond the point of known fetal viability. Yet some medical practitioners seem ready, even anxious, to relinquish the final deter- mination of viability to the courts. In a chap- ter on abortion procedures in Gynecologic & Obstetric Surgery (1003, Mosby) the au- thor states, '" rmbility is a legal concept, usu- ally meaning the ability to survive indefinitely, with or without medical support." V-xability issues generally are not considered, legally or medically, in earlier terminations. Abortion methods used after 8 weeksvary, depending on the age of the fetus. For preg- nancies of approximately 8 to 14 weeks, di- latation and suction (D&S) is the preferred method. In this procedure, the birth canal is first widened, or dilated, then a flexible tube is inserted into the womb and suction from an electric vacuum pump is applied. As the physician vacuums out the womb, protective membranes and fluid surrounding the fetus, then the various fetal parts, are sucked down the tube and into a catch trap which can be removed and emptied. The extracted mate- rial is rinsed and fetal parts are identified. On occasion; a portion of the ferns is re- mined in the womb and suction must be reapplied to remove it. When a fetus is too large for D&S, dilata- tion and evacuation (D&E) is used. Again, the birth canal is widened and suction is applied to rupture membranes and drain off fluid. The physician, using forceps (a long, tweezer-like instrument), then removes the fetus. Curettage (kyoor-uh-TAHZH), or scrap- ing of the uterine wall, may follow a D&S or D&E in order to locate residual fetal or pla- cental tissue. Modifications of these techniques are found in the medical literature. Researchers identify various chemicals that may be in- jected into the amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus or directly into the fetal healTt, bring- ing on "fetal demise" before its actual re- moval. This procedure is commonly called reduction. While the processes and features of devel- opment have only been touched in the most cursory way throughout this series Ofartides, the issues surrounding abortion have simi- larly been treated. MISSION INTENTION JANUARY -- Pray for a deep missionary sense in our ecumenical dialogue and for Christian unity. Recommended to your prayers (~ ~ by Pope John Paul II SAVINGS CERTIHCATES * Principal guaranteed * 1 year rate guarantee * No fees or sales charges * Government approved 117 Years of Security DERRELL COX P.O. BOX 1800, CONWAY, AR 72033 Age Phone Number "when you want to be for success"