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Tlhe GUardian Official 9ublication of the q)iocese oi: ffittle 00ock ftOL. LXlll, NO. 7 FEBRUARY 15, 1974 Rome Revises Penance Liturgy Reaffirms Private Confession; Clarifies Nature, Effect Washington (NC) -- The the sacrament, which will be celebrations are intended as Vatican has issued a new rite especially evident in the revised models. Creativity is en- for Penance that reaffirms liturgical rites, couraged in preparing such private confession while em- The proposed structure for services. In addition to those phasizing the communal aspect the celebration of the suggested for Lent and Advent, of the sacrament, sacrament includes several others are intended for The rites demand individual elements: initial greeting, celebrations with children, the confession and absolution for Scripture reading, confession sick, or designed around strictly i sacramental Penance, even in and absolution, praise to God, biblical themes. communal celebrations, except and dismissal. In group Episcopal conferences can in very unusual circumstances, celebrations of the sacrament, establish norms concerning the Among the chief differences in which individual confession discipline of the Sacrament of in the celebration of Penance, and absolution will normally Penance; they can determine . compared with its celebration take place, these structural norms for the appropriate place 10or 15 years ago, are the use of elements will be elaborated, for the celebration of the Den NCCW Post the vernacular in the absolution Reflects 1972 Rules sacrament and for the sign of LA,.J. Wrape, Sr.,above, formula, the emphasis on penance to be used in the case of d [.tLie Rock, who has been communal celebrations and the A. chapter on reconciliation general absolution; and they Scout Leaders Promoted ,ve for many years in the aspect of reconciliation, the use of many penitents v,'- general may develop additional prayer e Eesan Council of Catholic of Scripture in the penitential confession and absolution texts. It is also up to national Pictured above with His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. . r en, has been appointed liturgy, and the encouragement continues to reflect the rules bishops' conferences to McDonald are, from left, Charles E. "Chick" Hoffman of anization Services of nonsacramental penitential outlined in the June 16, 1972, establish the date when the new ltoly Souls parish, Little Rock, who received the St. George 'mission chairman for celebrations as well as Congregation for the Doctrine rite will be implemented after r National Council of celebrations involving recep- of the Faith document, the translation of the Latin text Medal at Scout Sunday rites last Sunday, and Mrs. Anna o l thlie Women by Mrs. tion of the sacrament. "Pastoral Norms Concerning has been completed, approved, UIIrich and Mrs. Pat Thompson, both of Good Counsel illy, NCCW president. The document, issued by the Administration of General and confirmed by the Holy See. parish, Little Rock, who received the St. Anne's Medal. ill serve two years in Congregation for Divine Sacramental Absolution." That 18LPst. One of her main Worship, is intended to express document noted only a few Bishop Presents 75 Scout Awards t 's will be writing articles more clearly both the nature instances (e.g., imminent t the commission for and the effect of the sacrament, danger of death) in which in- IINe, '' the monthly but in no way does it suggest dividual confession during a "" communal penance service Little Rock -- Seventy-five Marian Award were Martha ]00, Immaculate Conception" Ucation of the National that sins be confessed publicly, could be forgone, medals, awards and service nell of Catholic Laity. In Dated December 2, 1973, the pins, headed by the first two Jean Bartsch, Patti parish, Blytheville. boration with the NCCW full Latin text, "Ordo "The new Order of Penance Pope Plus XII Awards to be Castleberry, Dana R. Corn, John Shields of Troop 3, ,She also will formulate Paenitentiae" (The Order of will cause no unexpected changes in the communal given in the Diocese, were Mary Devine, Marguerite Immaculate Conception parish,. [:alission programs and Penance), was made public celebration ofthesacramentin presented by His Excellency Gerke, Paula Harelson, Carol Fort Smith; Gerald William ,etives. In 1964-65, Mrs. Feb. 7. An English translation the UnitedStates," commented Andrew J. McDonald during the Hodges, Robin Marie Hum- Friend of Troop 348, St. -aP.ewas Diocesan Council of the document is now un- [ldent. She edited Father Thomas Krosnicki, 23rd annual Scout Sunday Mass phries, Christine Agnes Theresa's parish, Little Rock; derway, ass-o-ate director of the at St. Andrew's Cathedral here Kowalski, Melinda Kay La James Franklin Cooper and [eanings,,, the DCCW Traditional Catholic Borde, Diana Jean Mains, Daniel CharlesSchimmel, both Bishops' Committee on the last Sunday. lleation, for si.y.ears, theological teaching about the Liturgy. "What is significant Jim McDougal of Troop31 of Margaret Mary Malczycki, of Troop 380, St. Joseph's [- -as written for the Sacrament of Penance is about these rites is a new at- St. Michael's parish, West Deborah Denise Ouletta, parish, Pine Bluff; Frank Jewel ..Lea iced Carmelite maintained in the new ,,ers, ,, tempt at enriching the Memphis, and David J. DebbieReynolds, Tammy Lynn of Troop 31, St: MichaeFs "1"_' . Lttle Flower document, but new emphasis is celebration of reconciliation. Schimmel of Troop 380 of St. Schulte, Donna Jo Simmons, parish, West Memphis; and _l_?Zme.,, She currently is given to the ecclesialaspectsof "Individual confession out- Joseph's parish, Pine Bluff, Susan Thompson, and Betty David Castagno of Troop 27, ql L an of the Ecumenical the sacrament. And while the side of communal were the first Arkansans to Ann Ullrich, all of Good Counsel Holy Souls parish, Little Rock. IttnreSeries, sponsored by text in no way suggests that sins celebrations," Father receive the Pope Plus XII parish, Little Rock. Ad Altare Dei service pins ]_ oly Souls Parish be confessed publicly, it does Becky Erman, Carol were awarded to John Paul lnCil of Women Krosnicki continued, "will be Awards/ stress the communal nature of The medal is given to Ex- Franklin, Becky Hassler, Kisel, one year, Troop 39, Our j " enhanced by a fuller use of the Word of God and by a more open plorer Scouts or Boy Scouts in Ginger Hassler, Marie Haunert, Lady of Fatima parish, Benton; I00oimund's Mother Dies exchange betweentheconfessor high school after they fulfill Katherine Howard, Kathy Hug, and the individual penitent." extensive and intensive Laura Grace Moore, Charleen SEE Scou-rs ON PAGE 3 The introduction to the 121- requirements. To be eligible, a Pilcher, Tina Robben, Sheila , !, Pa. -- Mrs. Catherine Farewell was given by the page text offers theological and Scout must first have received Schneider, Sandra Jean Sch- Ibl qraUnd, 86, mother of pastor, Father Anthony pastoral background for the the AdAltareDei Medal.. wartz, Diane Stec, Beverly NCCB Reiorl{l[ "] ' Walter A Rajmund, Ziemba. Burial was in Im- celebration of the "sacrament Also awarded at the Scout Welk, and Christine Welk, all of maculate Heart Cemetery, of Our Lady of Good of reconciliation." Mass, celebrated by Bishop Fort Smith Girl Scout Troop [eetin Scheduled ', .rish, Hope Ark., died Linwood, Pa. McDonald and concelebrated 152; and Linda St. Martin, dy in the yard of her Mrs. Rajmund, whose only Four Chapters by Father Joseph L. Pallo, Kathleen Shea, Elizabeth St. Memphis--The 1974 spring diocesan Scout chaplain, and Martin, Patricia Shea, Allison meeting of Region V of the here Feb 3 while visit to Arkansas was in 1956 Revised liturgical rites for the troop chaplains, were two St. Reigel, Kathleen Riegel, and National Conference of Catholic .;h R "C lag from S-lday Mass. when her son was ordained to sacrament are outlined in four Anne's Medals, one St. George Susan Vacendak, all of Little Bishops (NCCB) will be held ajmund, widow of the Holy Priesthood, was a chapters: The Reconciliation of Award, 40 Marian Awards to Rock AFB Neighborhood Girl here April 25-27, it was an- ,, ajmund, was found by member of her parish Rosary Individual Penitents; The Girl Scouts, 11 Ad Altare Dei Scout Troop. nounced this week. FJtI n, John, as he left the Society, the Union of Polish Reconciliation of Many Medals to Boy Scouts, 11 Ad Allthree recipients of Marian The regionincludes Alabama, DY home at 2823 West Women Group 4 and the Polish Penitents with Individual Altare Deiservice pins, three Award service pins were Arkansas, Kentucky, :Je t on his way to Benevolent Society. Confession and Absolution; Marian Award service pins and members of Troop 41, Good Louisiana, Mississippi and t i. one had suffered a fatal Mrs. Rajmund was born in Reconciliation of Many five Parvuli Dei Awards to Cub Counsel parish, Little Rock. Tennessee. thrt.l_ " Poland and came to the United Penitents with General Con- Scouts. They were Rosemary Anne In announcing dates and sites jmund offered the States in 1918. Besides Father fession and Absolution; and Mrs. Anthony Ullrichof Troop Moore, Ann Rochelle Thompson of various regional meetings, '-. "Christian Burial Feb 6 Rajmund and her son, John, Various Texts for Use in the 306 and Mrs. Ronald Thompson t - and Catherine Laura Ullrich, all Bishop James S. Rausch, NCCB ,t. Itedwig,s Church The general secretary, said that the ,, with whom she lived, she is Celebration of Reconciliation. of Troop 533, both of Good two years. , COmmendation and survived by another son, Ed- The three appendices to the Counsel parish, Little Rock, AI Altare Dei Medals were Memphis conference will be ward of New Jersey, and a new text treat the question of received St. Anne Medals for presented to Timothy L. Ef- held in the Admiral Benbow daughter, Mrs. Sophie Parag of absolution from ecclesiastical their adult Scouting activity, fenberger, Billy Ray Fit- Inn, with Archbishop Thomas J. 0tficiol Wilmington, Del., three censures, offer model Receiving the St. George Award zgerald, Steve Ray McMahand, McDonough of Louisville, Ky., grandchildren and three great penitential celebrations and was Charles E. Hoffman Jr. of Stewart Allen McMahand, presiding. His Excellency Mario Joseph Machado, Bishop Andrew J. McDonald grandchildren. Another material for examination of Troop 27, Holy Souls parish, William Dennis Sullivan, Scott will represent the Diocese of daughter, Mrs. Patricia Opps, conscience. Little Rock. is deceased. The nine proposed penitential Girl Scouts receiving the Robert Wright, and Todd Little Rock at the meeting. Richard Wright, all of Troop 7-Hour Course Slated Little Rock -- A seven-hour expose media and materials "Sacramental Day" course for available for sacramental parents, religion teachers and programs and will demonstrate parish coordinators will be procedures for involving conducted Saturday, March 9, parents more effectively in by a team from Rockford, Ill., them. at "St. John' Catholic Center Mr. Emmett is a former here. college instructor in philosophy will be Father John Riddell, Little and theology, and a parish Rock diocesan coordinator of religion instructor. Mr. Isaacs should religious education, said the is a former high school teacher of one program will begin at 10 A.M. and presently is a parish at this and conclude at 5 P.M. director of religious education. Tom Emmett and Gary He also publishes the DRE Gala Event for Northwest CYO Deanery Isaacs of Religious Education Newsletter of the Catechist Rev. John Riddell, Consultants, both of whom have magazine and is regional More than 100 teenagers and eight parent- afternoon. Tony Sbanotto, president, presided masters' degreesin theology and consultant for diocesan high sponsors from Tontitown, Rogers, Harrison, as new officers were nominated for election at Director o Office of Religious  philosophy, will conduct the school evaluation programs.' Eureka Springs, Berryville, Fayetteville and a March 24 meeting in Tontitown. A Mass, a Education $ course, centering on the revised Father Riddell said ap- Springdale attended the January deanery Mexican dinner and a Charlie Chaplin movie Sacraments of Baptism, Con- plication blanks for the course meeting of the Catholic Youth Organizatian in concluded the day's activities. (Photo by firmation, Penance and Holy are ava.ilable at all rectories Springdale. Football, badminton, soccer, Raymond) Eucharist The course will and convents ........... chess, pool and ping pang were features of the