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ishop's Lenten Pastoral Urges Imitation of Christ My dear People of God: again, forty days and forty nights stand between us of Crucifixion, between us and the power of In three days, Jesus died unto Himself and rose In three days, Jesus made all things right between Father. He made all things right between neighbor d neighbor To heal, to reconcile to redeem, to save is the aaission of Jesus. What a price he Paid to fulfill that mission. These forty days and forty nights are too short to hone us instruments of reconciliation. The task is lifelong in These forty days and forty nights however can ac- the pace. One who truly reconciles is innocent of the No other virtue confounds the duplicity of the world. . . y reconciles is open, humble, and sensitive. What arl of great price is a reconciler. What a gem to find living in our midst. One who reconciles in his finest hour however will pay the price in blood. He will pass through death and rise unto glory. In these forty days and forty nights, we see Jesus before us confounding the world, open, humble, sensitive, paying the price in blood, dying and rising. Can we stand idly by? Will forty days and forty nights go by and make no difference? Will these days and nights find us dull, indifferent, selfish, in- sensitive? Will we slough off inept moderaf[on, ineffective piety and inane selfish "do-nothingness"? One. who reconciles must rub shoulders with the least likely to return friendship. These forty days and forty nights can make a difference. Since we still find ourselves looking at the Church in legal dimensions, laws and regulations, we offer you the following laws for strict observance in Lent: (1) "You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, with yoflr whole soul, with your whole mind." (2) "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (3) While only to support the first two, you should refrain from food and meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday; you should refrain from meat on all of the Fridays of Lent. If you really are to become a reconciler in this holy season in imitation of Jesus Our Savior, you must enter into daily prayer, self-sacrifice, and sensitivity to the needs of others. Asking God to bless you in this holy season, I remain, Sincerely yours in Christ, ' Andrew J. McDonald Bishop of Little Rock t ..VOL. LXIlI, NO. 8 i ;)00ouths, Adults Enroll 00?or CYO European Tour FEBRUARY 22, 1974 For 'Health' Reasons ,ittle Rock --- Already 10 )Sits have been received for e 1974 catholic Youth Inization tour to Europe, a ., ly excursion to 14 cities and Y n Countries le ce again'Father Joseph L. L Will escort the tour, J " Will depart Little Rock 7 and return June 28. e tour is open to adults as  as Youths of the diocese.He mass will be offered daily. 00:lordinal iobbed (NC) Cardinal of Chicago and a office official were of $208 near Holy Name here by two men, one armed. Cody, accompanied O'Connor, a lay at the chancery Was entering his car in lot at 8:30 ,wing a business In the cathedral The police report at two males age 18-20 of alcohol and dth slurred speech" the car and forced in. to the police , one of the men poked a reled revolver into d COdy's side and nls money. The identified himself, but said, "I don't cardinal then OVer a $100 bill, a fifty !ther denominations to $185, the police The second man of the $208 nor. Cost of the 1974 trip, including air travel to and from New York and Pan American jet both ways across the Atlantic, is $850. Father Pallo said this was the one "thrifty" tour to Europe, which included air fare and a $39 surcharge because of changing international prices, arid is still affordable to students. Father Pallo said the group had hoped to return by ship as they .had done last year on the first CYO tour. But, in between, ship passenger fares have doubled, eliminating that leisurely part of the tour. The American Express tour includes two days in London, one in Amsterdam, one in Heidleberg, one in Munich, one in Salzburg, Austria, two in Vienna, one in Venice, two in Florence, two in Sorrento, two in Rome, one in Milan, one traveling through the moun- tains of Switzerland, one in Geneva, and two in Paris before flying home. A private motorcoach will be used for the sightseeing between Am- Sterdam and Paris. All rooms on the tour, Father Pallo said, are arranged for budget class hotels, which, he said, means two to a room and no private baths. Two meals a day will be furnished for all but 12 days when travelers will be required to furnish their own meals. Deposit s of $100 are requested as soon as possible, Father Pallo said. The remaining $750 ,is due by May 1. Full refunds will be allowed up to 30 days before departure, he added. Deposits should be made payable to CYO European Tour, c-o Father Pallo, Diocesan Education Office, 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, Ark. 72207. Ashes? By Rev. Robert A. Torres Chairman, Diocesan Liturgical Commission ew short days we will her great season of the beginning Ison, we will receive Wednesday.. times it seems a great by many people much like the of people who throats blessed. to be a.great lack here. I would guess that there are Some churches more to "get" ashes are at some of the Celebrations which Ash Wednesday in ce. Probably, there number of people who will do no Lent than that - ashes. not saying ashes received, but I do hope we would approach Ash Wednesday with a great deal of realism, i.e. That we con- sciously desire to receive Our Lord in Communion as our real mark of witness, of our real desire to rid ourselves, of sin; that we truly desire to reconcile ourselves with Christ and our brother. Then, we receive ashes to show our real choice to work for moral perfection, and long after the ashes are gone, we see our need for the Eucharist to prepare for our Easter feast. We certainly want to free Ash Wednesday from being some kind of automatic act in our life and "do" anything for us. The Eucharist can change us, but ashes cannot. We would hope that this Ash Wednesday our desire for Mass and Corn- SEE ASHES ON PAGE 2 William Lemery , Subiaco Gets New Coach Subiaco --William E. Lemery, an assistant football coach at Catholic High School in Little Rock the last two years, has accepted the head football coaching position for the Subiaco Trojans, Father Benno Schluterman, O.S.B., principal, has announced. The announcement was made in connection with a get- acquainted reception with the Subiaco Academy staff for the Lemery family. Lemery, who teaches social science at Catholic High School, has been involved with athletics since he was a boy. A native of Carthage, Mo., he played football, basketball and baseball at the College of Emporia (Kan.) for two years before going to Drury College, Springfield, Mo., from which he was graduated in 1968. His coaching experience includes a 24-12 basketball season at Central High School in .Springfield; assistant football coach at Lake Zurich, Ill., and varsity offensive backfield coach at Catholic High. Father Benno said, "We at Subiaco are confident that Mr. Lemery will continue the balanced and successful foot- ball program that has characterized Trojan athletics in the past." He is married to the former Vicki Munos of Little Rock. They are the parents of three daughters, Karen, 8, Kelly, 7, and Kathryn, 3. Arkansas Surgeons Slay 1,138 Unborn Babies in Year Little Rock -- The State Department of Health an- nounced this week that licensed surgeons slew 1,138 unborn babies in Arkansas last year. The statistical report did not reveal bow many of the babies, writhing in agony in their mothers' wombs, were cut to pieces with scalpels or were scalded to death with saline solutions. The surgeons involved, not identified in the report, gave the mothers' mental health as the excuse for 824 of the feticides. The mothers' physical health was the excuse in 99 cases, and combined mental and physical health in 193 others. Other excuses were risk of fetal deformity, 19; rape or incest, one; and fetal anomalies, two: Of the 1,138 babies slain, 1,003 were those of white mothers. Thirty six of the women were 40 years-of-age or older. Eighty- seven were between 35 and 39; 104 between 30 and 34; 154 between 25 and29; 292 between 20 and 24; 425 between 15 and 19; and 40 were under 15, the youngest 12. Adultery figured in the majority of pregnancies. Only 370 of the women submitting to the feticides were married. Six- hundred-sixty-nine were single and two were widowed. At the time it was slain, one of the babies had been developing Aborted 10-Week-Old Fetus In a hospital laboratory jar, positioned against a ruler to indicate size, human features are recognizable after less than three months of development. in its mother's womb for 23 tor 13to 16 weeks, 572 for nine to weeks, another for 22 weeks. 12 weeks, 413 for five to eight Forty-five others had been weeks, and seven for under five gestating for 17 to 20 weeks. 99 weeks. Man sleeping in trash bin dies when load compacted Lawrence E a r y. 38, who Rock, an employe of Metro Black & White Cab Co. near- lived at the Salvation Army Waste, Inc., told police that by and called his supervisor, Paul Siviles at Metro and Sl- at 3618 West Roosevelt Road, he picked up a load of trash riles called police. was killed about 1:45 a.m. to- day when the trash bin in in the steel bin behind Stew- Glenn said he drove to 1000 which he was sleeping ,x, as art' Sandwich Shop at 1319 West Third to wait for the po- compacted by a garbage Garland Street and corn- lice. truck, pacted it with his hydraulic When the body was re- compacter. He drove about a moved from the compacter, Police ,aid Eary had been block to Vend Mart Inc. at police at the scene recognized arr,,sted 59 times for public 1222 Garland to pick up an- Eary. They said he had a drunkeness since 1968. other load when he noticed wallet, comb, pocket knife Dennis D. Glenn, 28, of 10t the body. and a nickel in his trouser plon Road, North Little Glenn said he drove to pockets. Even though his name was different from mine, I wept for my brother on Valentine's Day. If God is my Father, then Lawrence is my brother. If I died today, I would not worry about Sunday Mass because I went; I would fear that Jesus in judgment would ask me about my brother, Lawrence. "As often as you did it to one of these, the least of My Brethren, you did it unto Me." Andrew J. McDonald Bishop of Little Rock. donation basis with a minimum amount of $45 and $10 for registration. Bill and Marno Sutton of 8 Millbrook Court, Little Rock, are recruiting chairmen. More information may be obtained by calling the Suttons at 225-7978 or Father Riddell at 663-9435. Baby-sitting for Marriage Encounter weekends is being- handled through Mr. and Mrs. Phil Dumboski. Their telephone number is 753-2762. NC Wroncl About Bishops' Meeting Little Rock -- The National Catholic News Service reported erroneously last week that the regional meeting of U.S. Bishops at which the Diocese of Little Rock will be represented would be held this spring in Memphis, Tenn. His Excellency Bishop An- drew J. McDonald said this week that the Arkansas See was transferred last year from Region V to Region X, and that he consequently will attend the meeting to be held in Houston, Texas, April 29-May 1. not the meeting in Memphis. Bishop's Brother Dies in Little Rock four at St. John's and three at Subiaco. Father Riddell said it is likely an eighth session will be squeezed into the schedule sometime in the middle of the year. Sessions planned are: March 15-17, St. John's. April 26-28, Subiaco. May 17-19, St. John's. July 19-21, Subiaco. Sept. 13-15, St. John's. Oct. 25-27, St. John's. Nov. 15-17, Subiaco. The sessions begin at 7:30 P.M. Friday and end about 5 P.M. Sunday. Payment is on a Little Rock -- Marriage En- counter -- designed to permit a couple to talk freely to one another during a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the world -- is expanding to seven sessions in 1974, Father John Riddell, diocesan adult religious education coordinator, has announced. Marriage Encounter, started in the diocese last year, had four 1973 sessions, three at St. John's Catholic Center in Little Rock and one at Coury House at New Subiaco Abbey. The 1974 schedule calls for 'Marriage Encounter' Expanding