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V(OL. I.XXIX. NO. 7 DI E OF LnTLE ROCK, AK FEBRUARY 25, 1990 I I I Dear Friends in Christ: Stop, Look, Listenl The crucified Jesus stands before "If you will be My disciples, take up your cross and follow Me. Bow your head to the ashes Rend your heart -not your garments. Lent is here - forty days - forty nightst Here are ways to rend your hearts: 1 -Attend daily Mass "Receive Our Lord in Holy Com, Union "Pray the scriptures every day 4 Pray the Rosary every day 5 Give alms to the poor 6 - Participate in parish Lenten de- votions 7 - Fast from food; abstain from meat 8 - Forgive enemies - be reconciled to family and friends 9 - BE RECONCILED TO GOD through the Sacrament of Reconcili- ation. As you die to self in these forty days and nights - put on the Lord Jesus - rise with Him on Easter Sunday morn- ing. Your friend, Bishop of Little Rock baptismal certificate Covenant House officials admit York (CNS) - A top official of leave of absence while they investigate ,{ Ovenant House ministry, foundedadditional allegations of sexual miscon- ranciscan Fr Bruce Ritter, has duct. [* OWledged that agency officials James Harnett, chief operational offi- a-baptismal certificate under cer of Covenant House, said he thought for a | man who later accused Fr. Ritter act justifiable under a "higher good" I tiating a sexual relationship with concept because the people securing the baptismal certificate believed a life Getting your ARKANSAS CATHOLIC late? Call your local post office or call Arkansas Catholic 664-0340 Ritter has denied the man's but has been ordered by reli- SUperiors to take a temporary Ft. Albert Gallegos places of the Cross on the lead of a young girl on a outside of Tome, NM. Olios will celebrate Ash the beginning of Lent, 28. (Mimi Forsyth/CNS) was at stake. "This is not the first time the Church has issued a baptismal certificate to save someone's life," Harnett said, adding that the agency would not repeat the procedure in the future without con- suiting the diocesan bishop or other authorities. The certificate was from St. James parish in Jamestown, NY, and was in the name of Timothy Michael Warner, a Jamestown child who died of leuke- mia in 1980 at age ten. The name Timothy Warner was given to a young man Fr. Ritter brought to New York from New Orleans in Febru- ary, 1989. Fr. Ritter said the man, later identified as Kevin Lee Kite, convinced him that he wanted to break from a life of prostitution but feared for his life because he had been involved with crime figures. Kite has told reporters he never thought his life was in dan- ger. Ft. Ritter's relationship to Kite be- came a public issue when the New York Post carried a front-page story about the young man's accusations Dec. 12. The Post did not initially use a name, but the male was later identified not as Kite but as Timothy Warner, age 19 or 20. Later that month, Covenant House brought the man's father, Alton Kite of Texas, to New York to tell reporters that Hung Ouoc Tran, a Vietnamese refugee, is happily adjusting to his new life after a year with relatives in El Dorado. He displays the drawing which won him honorable mention in a recent contest. In coming to the U.S., Hung survived a boat ride which became a death trap for his parents and brother. Thediocesan Refugee Resettlement Office was instrumental in arranging Hung's release from a Philippine Refugee Camp. (Catherine Wheeler~El Dorado News-Times) his son, 26, was a chronic liar with a history of turning against people who helped him. The false certificate contained errors, including the location of the baptism and the date it took place. Lenten reminders... As the season of Lent draws near, it is helpful to recall the disdpline of the Church with regards to fast, abstinence, and other forms of penance: 1. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. The law of fasting allows one full meal and two smaller ones. The law of abstinence forbids the eating of meat. 2. The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence in the U. S. 3. The obligation of abstinence be- , gins at age 14. The law of fasting obliges all between the ages of 18-59. Rev. Francis I. Malone Office of l.,itUXl~ Paul II Lent 1990 Page 10 I I I