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Surprise Of) 190WII, NO. 5 DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Mr. Warren Harvey was or- hood the last five years in New Or- ecl a deacon for the Diocese of leans, LA He is shown outside the @ Rock Saturday, Jan. 23, by Cathedral of St. Louis in New Or. l bishop Philip M Hannon Rev leans with Archbishop Hannon im- LHervey, a nativ'e" of Conway, is mediately after the ordination. to be ordained as the With February being Black History iff ck priest for the Diocese of Month, the diocesan family is ' Hock May 28 of this year. He proud of Rev. Mr. Harvey's Fundamentalism target r friends in Christ: ly, I write to you concerningof the world. We need to know what the embodiment of our unity, the L-'t. Sas Catholic Sunday. This is Pope, is saying. Information like this of the year to renew your is not a luxury. It is an essential. (. rlption or to take out a sub- Without it, there cannot be a sense tin for the first time I write to that we are a world-wide Church [ Without hesitation because of the and without that sense, we are not ortance of the printed media, fully Catholic. John Paul II has said, "The I strongly urge you to over-sub- l!c.newspaper is not a superf- scribe to the Arkansas Catholic and kr , tmng but a necessary instru-help us build a wonderful sense of evangelization." unity among us in the Diocese of Lit- us to beChurch in the fullest tie Rock, the beautiful State of Ar- We need to know about each kansas. . r" We need to know what other With best wishes, I remain, Sh.es in the diocese are doing, Your friend, f ithey need to know what's hap- +- in parishes on the other side Bisho of Little Rock P [ Little Rock--The National Con- ference of Catholic Bishops in 1987 issued "A Pastoral Statement for Catholics on Biblical Fundamen- talism" because of their concern for many Catholics who are attracted to Biblical Fundamentalism without realizing its serious weaknesses. Today, excellent resources (in- cluding the Little Rock Scripture Study Program) and the work of scholars are available to educate Catholic people. The challenge is to get this knowledge into the minds, hearts and lives of all. Many involved in ministry in the Church today--priests, deacons, re- ligious, teachers, etc. are encourag- ing the people they serve to read, study and live the Bible. To assist in these efforts, the Diocesan Scripture Study Office is sponsoring work- shops on the Bible at several loca- tions around the state. FEBRUARY 5, 1988 The purpose of these seminars is to give the Catholics in the diocese an opportunity to deepen their un- derstanding of the Bible and to in- crease their appreciation of the place of God's Word in their lives. Lecturers for the workshops will be Father Stephen Binz, Father Richard Davis, Deacon Sam Hilburn, Father David Jacobs, Father Richard Oswald and Catherine Upchurch. Topics to be presented at each work- shop will be: "How the Bible Came to Be," "How to Understand the Bible," "Luke and Acts, A Guide to Our Spiritual Journey," and "Luke and Acts, The Spiritual Journey of Peter and Paul." Dates and locations of the work- shops follow: Feb. 13 at St. John's Center, Little Rock; Feb. 20 at Centenary Hall, New Subiaco Abbey, organ See STUDY, p. 4 North Little Rock-- Reverend Bernard Servil, Community Out- reach Coordinator for Pax Christi USA, a Catholic peace movement or- ganization, spoke recently to the Ar- kansas chapter of Pax Christi, as well as to other groups around the state. At a meeting for Pax Christi mem- bers held here Sunday, Jan. 31, Rev. Servil explained that the group exists "to help the U.S. Catholic Church become a peacemaking church." He noted that Pax Christi is a "decentralized" organization which encourages its membership to act upon its particular concerns. "There are so many ways that we can make things happen," said Rev. Servil. "We have only eight or nine thousand people in the whole or- ganization...but our influence goes beyond that number." The size of the organization in Ar- kansas, however, is a source of some concern to local members. Sister Catherine Markey, MHS, of Little Rock, said that peace activists tend to belong to the same groups, which makes it difficult to expand mem- bership. "Pax Christi, the Arkansas Peace Center and Bread for the World in- clude many of the same people," said Sister Catherine. "That poses a problem with getting new members." But, she pointed out, "We started small, we've stayed small, but we've stayed." Walter and Madeleine Korfmacher, long-time members of the Arkansas chapter of Pax Christi, which was founded in 1983, said that See PAX, p. 4 Schools honored With National Catholic Schools Week on hand, the Arkansas Catholic/s hon- oring Arkansas Catholic schools and their intense spirit. Congratulations for the tre- mendous accomplishments, faculties and students,t