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l IIPAGE 11 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC FEBRUARY 4, ! 990 4 0mily,,, from page 10 ul [ ts century will declare Paul VI the Jp eatest of the popes because he stood , for = the" life of the unborn child. "Pastoral," from page 1 earance or station in life. It does not derive from actual or potential produc- tivity. It does not depend upon being wanted, accepted or loved by other human beings. The true value of every human being transcends all those considerations. flections imply for how we must engage in this great national debate? Whether we are ordinary citizens or holders of public office, we must proclaim clearly and courageously the right to life of innocent human beings .still within their mothers' wombs. We reiterate the posi- tion taken by the entire Conference of MarJorle Hunocker, Olin Wahrmund C,R,S. Members, St. Theresa's Parish S. The Conference of Bishops is the Each human being has immeasurable Catholic Bishops in our November 1989 Ful/Service "Lower foe a .t. l[ rganization of the Catholic bishops of worth because each human being is meeting: "No Catholic can responsibly JOINT VENTURE Real Estate U.S. For many years, we have had acreated to the image and likeness of take a 'pro-choice' stand when the Free Market Analysis 3 :0-Life Committee. Our chairmen God, and because each human being 'choice' in question involves the taking 7418 So. University, LR * 565-5300 iaave been Cardinal Cody of Chicago, enjoys the infinite and unconditional of innocent human life." -- .... -- .... a thrdinal Cooke of New York, Cardinal love of God. Furthermore, we must also vigorously tt ernardin of Chicago and now Cardi- 4. Some argue that, while always seek legislation to protect that right to O'Connor of New York. These men regrettable, abortions must sometimes life. As voters, we must insist that s l*xe statesmen for life, be permitted to solve a given pregnant candidates make clear their position on t ' t Lets get down to real life stones: woman's serious problems, abortion. We must oppose those can- Knight |Think of the excitement that flows Clearly some women do suffer terri- didates who encourage continuation of Be a today. the minds and the hearts of a bly serious problems that can be com- the slaughter and Support those candi- You can do more for your family,Church, 'ly when the news reaches them that- pounded by pregnancy and even more dates who will strive to protect life at community and fellow man as a Knight of , nlew baby is to be born. We're going so by child-rearing responsibilities. But every stage of human existence. Office Columbus. Enjoy the challenges, satlsfactlon~ it is never morally permissible to solve seekers must recognize that there are and securl of membership /,~ga~t c~-,x considerations more important than tn the world s most dynamic ~~ Ours must be a society in winning votes. Catholic fraternal organization. As befits followers of Jesus, we must Be a Knight todayl "qv which there are no throw- always be charitable and non-violentin ,Join the Knights of Columbus away children either before our struggle against abortion. As also r= " to" " m ...=1 befits followers of Jesus, we must dem- i State Membership Director:dim Zydzlk II or after birth, onstrate unyielding dedication to jus- = 23 Rldgewood Russellvtlle, AR 72801 = I Yes.please let me know how I can "Be a Knight today." I to talk Y _, , , one person s problems, however seri-rice, truth and concern for the mostIIAddress~Name I I to you. We ve got a baby. ous they may be, by intentionally and innocent and defenseless members of I I ust think and reflect upon the baby. directly killing another innocent human the human family, p lpless, innocent, a beautiful creation being, In closing, we ask all people to join I KNIGttTS OF COLUMBUS [ f Cod, a gift from God. Many years The reality is that it is also unnecessary us in pleading with the Lord God to |A Catholic family.fraternal.service organtzatlon.| When I was a parish priest, I in- to kill the child. Surely, as individuals judge our nation with mercy and to am ma ---- .m --- ---- --- ---- --- --- --- -- l .!trueted a voun woman In the course and as a community, we can offer such grant the light, the strength and the tructions, her husband died. heavily burdened women kinder and courage to bring to an end the terrible i l $!iiiiiiiiii!ii iiiii:iil i::iiiiii( :: i::::::::!:: iiii:: iiiii:::?::i i ! e Was received into the Church and more loving forms of assistance. Wescourge of abortion that afflicts our iiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiii iill Nii i/iiii:: i , , taithfully came to Mass. Then she dis- can and should reach out with mate-land. . :' ....................... ........................................... : ............. iI rial, emotional and spiritual support Sincerely in Christ, throughout their pregnancy and after- The Catholic Bishops of Oklahoma wards. To those mothers who want the and Arkansas ( HELP WANTED service, we should provide their chil- dren with loving and stable adoptive Christ the King parishioner is looking for qualified adult to care for 6 me. old twin boy families. We should also strengthen our Most Reverend Charles A. Salatka in my LR home. Hours - 7!30 AM to 5:30 PM relatives in the city. other social services, along with ourArchbishop of Oklahoma City Men.- Fri. Must have transportation. Refer- h '_Went to that hospital on the night schools and health care system to en- r0re the abortion. God inspired me able needy parents to provide their "t" ences required. Call 221-1990. ,ay to her, "Take that piece of writ- C HOME IMPROVEMENT /] paper and describe how to baptize ;: aby and give it to them when they '1 "ullle- for you tomorrow morning. en I arrived back at the rect0ry, i dis . Was telephone call. I have : ial; =Ssed myself from the hospital," she h began to realize what I was going :%et them do to me. I remembered k;, ling under the house to get the ~$| fl, us on a cold winter nilzht to save hila from freezing. I will carry this ,t and I will bear this baby and bring : hy aby into the world and give this "lb,. a chance to live, to breathe, to e had the biggest and the best i tisra ever baby was a I've had. The Must I tell you his name? He is alraost 20 years old His name is !d so on this weekend, we highlight r< !:~'" ~l~ ~r~d We celebrate LIFE r, l MBER THE BABYI RE MEM- E BABY1 REMEMBER THE g. children with a good start in life. Ours must be a society in which there are no throw-away children either before or after birth. 5. Some office seekers and some public officials argue that, while they are personally opposed to abortion, they are also opposed to imposing their moral beliefs on others. The clear reality however is that much of law is necessarily a matter of impos- ing constraints on the conduct of per- sons who otherwise would choose to behave in dangerously unethical ways. It is for this reason that we have laws against rape, against assault, against robbery and especially against killing. We do not wait until everybody agrees that wife beating and child abuse are wrong before we enact laws to forbid these behaviors. Nor do we apply prin- ciples of racial justice only in commu- nities where those prindples are widely accepted. We do hot wait until a favor- able consensus exists before we try to protect by law basic human and civil hts. What do these obse -ations and re- Most Reverend AndrewJ. McDonald Bishop of Little Rock Most Rev. Eusebius j. Beltran Bishop of Tulsa "Boat'People," from page 1 been created as the international community, including Britain, reduces the intake of Vietnamese for resettle- ment, the groups said. The 15 organizations and two other concern groups also petitioned the U.S. consulate in Hung Kong to urge the U.S. Congress to take the lead in in- creasing the intake. The U.S. government also was asked to normalize diplomatic and economic relationships with the Vietnamese guy- ernment and to "reaffirm the notion that North Vietnamese are also victims of war and economic desolation and give them deserving refugee status accordingly." Remodeling - Additions - Decks and Siding Licensed & Bonded. Call 753-7698, GOINES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY MISCELLANEOUS ) Thank you St. Jude. - R.K Thank you St. Jude and the Sacred Heart for prayers answered. - R. E. M. Thanks to the Sacred Heart & St. Jude tor answered prayers. - M. A. F. 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