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' PAGE 6 THE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 22, 1974 Pastoral Musings 'Remember, Man That You Are Dust' "WHY DID the Church do away with'the laws of fast and abstinence during Lent?" This is a question frequently asked by our good Catholics. Laws of the Church do change with times and conditions in the world. Even though the church has lifted the law, i.e. fasting and By Msgr. abstinence are no longerbinding under sin, the spirit of Lent has not been changed In fact, the Church has given us the op- portunity to gain greater merits In the past many fasted and abstained only because it was the law, now all have the opportunity to do so voluntarily to express their love for God Henry Block has 17 reasons why you should come to us for income tax help. Reason 14. We're human, and once in a great while we make a mistake. But if our error means you must pay additional tax, you pay only the tax. We pay any interest or penalty. We stand behind our work. D00[00BLOCI00 THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE ( . SEARCY | -- i Wl-LrrE ABSTRACT & REALTY CO., Inc. M. J. WHITE BEN H. WHITE AbstrKte Farm Loans Real Estate Escrows NEWPORT JACKSON COUNTY 520 3rd St i | SEARCY FROZEN FOODS Phone 268-3534 509 So. t/lain Searcy,. Ark. MAJ(FIELD'S BETTER FURNITURE IN CONTINUOUS BUSINESS SINCE 1870 Furniture, Stoves, .Floor ov6rtngs, and Home Supplies BATESVKLE PHONE 793.-4550 ARKANSAS I i NLAKES A BETTER LUNCHI... John B. Scheper --m and to make amends for their offenses. LENT, OF COURSE, is a season of penance in honor of the sufferings and death of our divine Lord. If we truly meditate upon the sacrifices of Christ we should begin to realize the value of our souls. Christ died in order that we might have eternal life. In the beginning of this Holy Season of Lent it is well to remember the words of Holy Scripture: "In whatever you do, remember your last days, and you will never sin." (Sir. 7, 36) WE ARE REMINDED of death and the end of our earthly existence on the first day of Lent -- Ash Wednesday -- when ashes are placed on our forehead ih form of the cross with the words, "Remember, man, that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." Death is for all, the rich and the poor, the young and the old, and the time of death is most uncertain. At that time we must give an account of our life. The author of the "Imitation of Christ" reminds us of this when he says, "See how you shall be able to stand before a severe judge, from whom nothing is hidden; who takes no bribes, nor receives excuses, but will judge that which is just. . Why do you not provide for yourself against the day of judgment, when no man can be excused or dfended by another, but every one shall have enough to do to answer for himself? At present your labor is profitable, your tears are acceptable, your sighs will be hear@, your sorrow' is satisfac- tory, and may purge away your sins... Then will it appear that he was .wise in this world who learned for Christ's sake to be a fool and despised." (Book I) LET US OBSERVE the Holy Season of Lent in the best way possible; even though the laws have been lifted, the Church urges us to practice works of self-denial; it is a time when we shouldserve God and our neigh- bor "beyond the line of duty," and thus gain God's Medal of Honor." Attend daily Mass and receive Holy Communion as often as possible; read every day a small portion of Sacred Scripture, especially the story of the suffering and death of Christ: visit our Lord in the J. ANNIVERSARIES Of Departed Priests Priests who have labored in the spiritual and inmporalinterestsof the people of Arkansas are presented here on their anniversaries an{lave recommended to the faithful of beDlocese for remembrance in their prayersand Holy Mass. Father Anthony Schroeder, O.S.B .............. March 1, 1963 Father Harold J. Heagney ................... ' March 2, 1958 Hey. Msgr. John E. Weibel .................. March 3, 1934 Father George H. McDermott ................. March 6, 1934 Father David Scott ......................... March 9, 1912 Father George Binkert, O.S.B ................. March 9, 1949 Father Martin Fleig, O.S.B ................... March 13, 1919 Father Columban Schmucki, O.S.B ............ March 13, 1925 Rt. Rev. Ignatius Conrad, O.S.B ............... March 13, 1926 Father Henry J. Goebel, C.S.Sp ............... March 13, 1953 Father Patrick A. Boyle ..................... March 14, 1950 Rev. Msgr. Patrick F. Horan ................. March 19, 1936 Father Anselm Kaelin, O.S.B ................. March 22, 1925 Father Denis W. O'Hern ..................... March 24, 1911 Father Leo Gerschwyler, O.S.B... ............ March 30, 1937 Diocese Is Sponsoring Colloquy This Weekend Little Rock -- Twelve today and continue through registrants from the Diocese of Sunday. Memphis will join those from This is the second time the Arkansas for an inter-faith diocese has sponsored the colloquy at St. John's Catholic colloquy in Arkansas. Father Centerthis weekend, according Riddell said two of the four to Father John Riddell, leaders at the inter-faith diocesan religious education training seminars will come coordinatorl, from national centers and the The colloquy, sponsored by other two from the Memphis His Excellency Bishop Andrew region, which includes Ten- J. McDonald and the Diocese of nessee and Alabama as well as Little Rock and staffed by The Arkansas. Ecumenical Institute, will begin The sessions will be held in Fletcher Hall and will be open Freedom to Religious and laity. The fee, including meals and lodging, . will be $35 for individual and $60 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 for a couple. Persons interested should contact Father Ridde!l sibilities. The Second Vatican at his office at the CathOlic Council clearly teaches this Center. basic principle: The lectures, study seminars, worship and meal con- "In the useotall freedoms, versations are designed to help the moral principle of per- participants explore problems, sonal and social respon- reach authentic self- sibility is to be observed. In understanding. the exercise of their rights, individual men and social - groups are bound by the Bishop Participating moral law to have respect In Brotherhood Rite both for the rights of others and for their own duties Little Rock--His Excellency toward others and for the Bishop Andrew J. McDonald common welfare of all." will participate in the fourth (Religious Freedom, 7) annual Service for the Af- firmation of Brotherhood at 7:30 SINCE THE YOUNG learn this evening, Feb. 22, in Second best from example," and are Presbyterian Church, 600 moved more by what they see Pleasant Valley Drive than by what they hear, we need The Brotherhood Week to look at our own style of life as devotion, arranged by the parents, teachers, priests Do National Cnference of we honestly try to resRect the Christians and Jews and the rights of others? Is our home Arkansas Council of Churches marked by a sense of freedom will be ecumenical, with balanced by a sense of respect Protestants, Catholics and Jews and responsilbility? Is freedom participating. encouraged and responsibility The devotion will be olden to expected in our parish? the public. In the present climate of our country, few educational ob- jectives are as important and Hearsts P rayir For Girl's RetU C San Mateo. Calif. (Nm parents of kidnapedRl b Hearst were finding -v prayer with the help oioo who was a constant thL ys the Hearst home. rM Father John Lucas, gl;v St. Macrina's Byzanlts- Catholic Church here,naed and the Hearsts hal reciting prayers for tb A return of Patricia. Tbh _ family is Catholic an) . St. Maerina's, -- ra" Patricia, who has liVba's from home most of the!the years, is not a meml cl parish.  (aj "" far Miss Hearst, lu, i daughter of RandY, liu Hearst, publisher of[ 1 Francisco Examiner. -,llag kidnaped by a group (ard the Symbionese LiSolg Army (SLA) wb Ti ,eLVho demanding that n .1,- tribute $70 in food to eY L " " i co person, welfare recl( ex-convict in the  is California. itn eIb It, ll Pr0fess" .##a a:00t6/N avi Carp.ets Cleaned at WALL-TO-W. 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