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, NO. 6 LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS FEBRUARY 7, 1969 Ill rmation Abortion, Sterilization Catholics Arkansas Gets Liturgical Bills Hit by D.C.C.W. "Jr'_ LJ New K. of C. Assembly new al'l Little Rock- The Board of r00onor New Haven, Conn.--TheSu- OirectorsoftheLittleRockDi- premeDirectorsoftheKnights Adjustments ocesan Council of Catholic Women proved has voted opposition tobillsbefore Baptist of Columbus haveapprovedaneWFourth Degree General Assembly the Arkansas legislature that call of the order for Knights residing Sanctioned for liberalizing the state abortion in Engelberg, Jonesboro, Para- law and for sterilization of mental gould and Pocahontas, Ark. It (NC) -- An lnstruc- incompetents, will be named "Father Eugene al of Religious has been promulgated Sacred Congregation and for Secular In- embodies not- of norms of provides for expert- :the novitiate and period of an Insti- makes it possible to re- vows with acom- kind. .d as a significant new implementation of di- by Vatican Council seeks to give Solution of problems that n and to meet legitimate ar direction coming from clear that the Inno- in the Instruc- in charac- "the prescriptions law remain in force as this present may derogate there- out that "no clear can be for- on the basis of carried out on a broad and for a longenough llle. 'Special norms," the ints out that "reli- I'OIMATION ON PG. 2 Manchino His Wag "." The Rev. John B. is on his way back to missions in the wake : transport trucks load- of medicines and other to an ecumen- )ervading Arkansas. -- a large semi- lrivers, furnished by and the Alpe broth- and Crawfordsville, furnished .r of Helena -- loaded lrday at St. John's Little Rock. items, including electric gener- ital equipment, will in Laredo, Texas, e r Manchino returns Mexico City with per- haul them across the of medicines were Catholic Medical in New York and crates of professional MANCHINO ON PG. 9 Resolutions adopted at an of- ficial meeting January 25 said: "Resolved that the LRDCCW go on record as opposing Senate Bill 111 (Griffin)to legalize ster- ilization of mental incompetents." "Resolved that the LRDCCW go on record as opposing... legislation to legalize abortion for reasons other than the substantial risk that continuance of pregnancy would threaten the life of the woman." Nuns" Father Dies in Texas Munday, Texas-- Liberatus Loran, 81, father of 11 children, including two Benedictine Sisters at St. Scholastica Convent, Fort Smith, Ark., died recently in Knox City Hospital after a long illness. His daughters in Religion are Sister M. Andrea, O.S.B., and Sister Martha A. Loran, O.S.B. A third daughter, the former Sis- ter Mary Joel, O.S.B., is now Miss Ruth Loran of Fort Worth. A concelebrated Requiem Mass was offered January 21 in St. Joseph's Church in Mnnday by The Rev. Clement Schmidt, O.S.B., and The Rev. Basil Wiederkehr, O.S.B. A Bible Vigil, Rosary and committal service were con- ducted by both priests in McCan- Icy-Smith Funeral Chapel. Mr. Loran was born April 7, 1887 in Karlsruhe, Russia, and came to Texas as a child. He was one of nine children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Loran. He was married in 1910 in Rhine- land, Texas, to Miss Bertha Stru- bel. She died in 1960. Mr. Loran, a communicant of SEE MR. LORAN ON PAGE 2 Arthur Hendrix Little Rock -- Arthur C. Hen- drix of 10 George Lane, Little Rock, who has been Scoutmaster of Troop 700 at St. Joseph's Or- phanage, North Little Rock, for the last three years, will become the first Arkansas non-Catholic ever to receive the St. George Award this Sunday, February 9. Hendrix, a native of Pine Bluff and a member of the Second Baptist Church here, will receive the medal and citation duringScout Sunday ceremonies scheduled for 3 P.M. in St. Andrew's Cathedral. His Excellency Bishop Albert L. Fletcher will officiate at the rit- ual during which Ad Altare Dei and Marian Medals will be pre- sented to qualified Boy and Girl Scouts. Two other adult leaders also will be cited. They are Scout- master Charles Pilcher of Troop .4 of Christ the King parish, Fort Smith, who will receive the St. George Award, and Mrs. Freddie Cigainero of Texarkana, who will SEE SCOUTS ON PAGE 2 Weibel General Assembly" with headquarters in Pocahontas. Elected to head the Assembly are: Faithful Navigator - James D. Brackett; Captain -- John A. DeClerk; Admiral -- Hosea H. Wright; Pilot -- John A. Wilson; Comptroller -- Jim J. Baltz; Scribe-- George J. Edwards; Purser -- Dr. Thomas A. De- Clerk; Inner Sentinel -- W. S. Davis; Outer Sentinel -- F. A. Martin, Jr.; Trustees -- Hubert A. Brodell, three years; Urban L. Dohogne, two years; Leo Stei- mel, one year. C.C.D. Certifies 34 Teachers Little Rock -- Thirty-four adults have been awarded Teacher Certificates for completing the teacher training course of the Little Rock Diocesan Confratern- ity of Christian Doctrine. These certifications evolved from a C.C.D. program in which 745 lay adults are enrolled. Special emphasis is being placed on the role of the laity in the C.C.D. school of religion, in view of a growing shortage of Religious Sis- ters and dwindling opportunities for young people to attend par- ochial schools. Those who have received Tea- cher Certificates from the Very Rev. Msgr. John E. Murphy, dir- ector of the diocesan education department, are: In E1 Dorado, Holy Redeemer parish -- Albert Abdella, Sister Patricia Ann Bacala, R.S.M., Bet- sy Chandler, Mrs. Mary Lou Doyle. Mrs. Paul Greidry, Mrs. W.F. SEE CCD ON PAGE 9 Washington (NC) -= Archbishop John F. Dearden of Detroit, pres- ident of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announ- ced that several replies had been received from the Holy See regard- ing liturgical matters acted on by the general membership of the conference during its November meeting. At that time the American bis- hops hind agreed to request per- mission for the use of women as lectors, commentators and song leaders "in convents of women, in schools, at retreats, and in gatherings of women" where a suitable male lector would not be present. The Consilium for the Implementation of the Con- stitution on the Liturgy conceded that qualified women, "especially Religious, may proclaim the les- sons and the Epistle at Mass, while standing outside the pres- byterium, and may direct the singing." (The presbyterinm is the area immediately around the al- tar which is reserved for the clergy.) In reply to a request that the musical set?tags for the Lord's Prayer at Mass no longer require the approval of the conference of bishops, the Consilium stated that "since the Lord's Prayer has become communitarian pray- er, while before it was a priest- ly prayer (in the celebration of Mass), musical compositions of this do not have to be approved." The new ruling treats the Lord's Prayer, for purposes of musical settings, the same as the Sanc- tus, which is also sung by the priest and people together. However, the Consilium added: "It is highly recommended that the people also be taught to sIng this prayer in LatIn in the Greg- SEE LITURGY ON PAGE 9 Bishop Fletcher Urges Renewal of Subscriptions to The Guardian Little Rock -- His Excellency Bishop Albert L. Fletcher has appealed to the faithful of the Diocese of Little Rock to re- new their annual subscriptions to the diocesan weekly, The Guar- dian, this Sunday, February 9, which has been designated Guar- dian Sunday. In a letter read at all Masses in the diocese last Sunday, the Bis- hop wrote: "My dear Friends in Christ: "Next Sunday, February 9th, is Guardian Sunday. It is now the time for the renewal of your Guardian subscriptions. As usual, renewal envelopes will be mailed to all subscribers before February e Sentry Says: GUardian Is Well Worth Price. 'tke a Lesson from Lincoln. letalls, Read Qui Vlve? on Page 4) 9th. However, if you fail to re- ceive an envelope or if you should forget to take it to church on Feb- ruary 9th, there will be a supply for your use at the church. "I would like to ask new sub- scribers to notify The Guardian promptly if they do not begin receiving their copy within three weeks after payment is sent. "As I write this annual letter to you, my heart goes out in gratitude to our priests and peo- ple for the loyal support that they have given to The Guardian in the years past. Without this support, expressed through their regular subscriptions and through their general interest, The Guardian could not have survived for these past fifty-eight years. "Like all human things, The Guardian has been and still is capable of improvement. But I feel that neither you nor I have any reason to apologize forourof- ficial diocesan newspaper; we have much to praise about The Guardian and to feel grateful for the stand it has always taken to support the Holy Father and the Church. In these days of con- fusion and change among so many Catholics, I feel that The Guardian has done us and the Church a great service by its orthodoxy and ded- ication to the truth. "While expressing my grati- tude to you, 1 know that you would wish me to express our joint sen- timents of appreciation to The Guardian staff who have steered the paper along the right course and have accomplished great re- sults with very limited means. Furthermore, I would like to ex- press a special word of thanks and appreciation to our adver- tisers. I am confident that our Guardian readers will consider them favorably by patronizing them. "in a diocesan enterprise like The Guardian, it takes manyheads and hands and prayers to make it go. As I have so often said on public occasions: 'We have to make up in work and sacrifice for what we lack in num- bers.'.. 2' What Thinh You of The Guardian? Little Rock -- The Priests' Senate of the Diocese of Little Rock has launched a survey aimed at "updating or improvement" of The Guardian. The Senate president, The Rev. John F. O'Donnell, pastor of Holy Cross parish, Crossett, said each priest in the diocese is being polled for his suggestions. Additionally, the Senate recom- mended that the general reader- ship of The Guardian be asked to send their, oJ1.tig,aad sug- gestions to the editor. Father O'Donnell said the replies received from priests will be summarized and presented at the annual meeting of The Guar- dian's Board of Directors In March. He said "it is the feeling of the Senate that this kind of sampling will give the faithful a new stake In their diocesan publication and will also alert the publisher and editors to the gGmeral attitudes of the readers."