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Pl PAGE 11 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC MARCH 4, 1990 i Archl ishop Hurley di ehbisho Hurle sa,d that whcnhe p y !! mll0 lay people sent in his request he got approval from !! (0 IlPeRidP. at wnddinnR Vatican "almost by return mail." l ............... uv While he was waiting for the Vaficz.n '1 redly, Archbishoo Hurley arranged to t All- " ! eaorage, Alaska (CNS) - With have all non-ordained parish adminis- [ Vailcan permission, Archbishop Francis trators in his archdiocese commis- [ .' Hurley of Anchorage has delegated sioned by the state to erform mar [ S !aY parish administrators to act as riages. The commission Pas needed to [ 0Uicial wimesses at Catholic marriages make any weddings they preside at .... | When a priest or deacon is unavailable, recognized in civil law. | . The whole body of U.S. bishops had Their civil commissions must be ": _apProve the idea last November renewed annually, he said. oe.t0re the archbishop could ask per- He has five parishes administered by mission from Rome He senthis request nuns and one administered by a DeCember and got Vatican approval laywoman i t i. uary. With the new Vatican permission, . .There is no intention to take the however, any weddings at which the priest or deacon from the scene," Arch parish administrators officiate will be .h.op Hurley said. "Rather, this per- official Catholic ceremonies, not sim- will remove the uncertainty that ply civil ceremonies. [ Umes hovers over a planned weclding He said the new Vatican permi';sion afog, rain or snow hovers over theshows that "the Church and canon law and makes the arrival of the riest are not as rigid as some are prone to Ft. David Staal of St. Augustine parish in Pleasonton, CA, was recently or- de-- P A_acn questionable." think." Church law, he added, "has a dalned for the Diocese of Oakland, whore he will have pastoral respon- tirst in the country, the nermission history of adjusting to extraordinary sibilities. Fr. aars expectant wife, Anne, their year-old dau0hter and his Items from a case last sum mer when situations. The Archdiocese of Anchor- mother attended the ordination. The former Episcopalian priest was or- 7,2 archbishop himself was unable to age is now a part of that living history." dained a Roman Catholic priest by Bishop John S. Cummins of Oakland. . '-taate at a planned weddin in Vat During the ceremony, three members of CORPUS, an organization of married - g " former Catholic priests, stood outside the church with their wives, asking 'O prevo.te from Catholics, lutherans: that Catholic priests who have married be readmitted to priestly ministry. adhe SUggested to the local parish (John Wright~The Catholic Voice/CNS) 'amistrator, anun, that the couple Christ sole mediator t ight want to have a civil marriage with Getting your ARKANSAS CATHOLIC late? Call your local post office or call Arkansas Catholic 664-0340 ,,er officiating. Accord reached .... ~ that lease he was .able to do so ~a~ut Vatic,-m permission because it Washington (CNS) -Jesus Christ is a mixed marriage He gave the the "sole mediator" between believers UUple a di li. ~ spensatton from the Catho- and God the Father, said U.S. Lutheran _tOrrn of marriage, an action which and Roman Catholic theologians after ........................................................................................................................................................ the, d them to have a evil marnage seven years of dialogue on Mary and i:iii::i::i i:i ii i;i:: i)i::ii i::::: ii:ii iiiii:!:! ::i:!!: i:::iI i:iiil ! -'~g ~tF "-- v Itt OUld be recognized as valid by the saints. I Church. . In a major statement released Feb. l gh Mercy Sr Carol Ann 20, the theologians urged their respec urich, ob " I ore. tained a civil license and tive churches to take two further steps C HOME IMPROVEMENT ) .... ST. JUDENOVENA May the acreo Heart of aesus De adored, [ a'e~ated at the wedding technically in toward greater fellowship: PAINTING exterior / interior, cleaning, yard nlorifiL~-! Invael unrl nrn~arv~ael hee~. [ .,Archbishop Hurley said a e o ............ . .............. ghoutthe * Lutherans, they said, should ac- work Low prices - flexible schedule world now & forever Sacred " ""= Capacity " t the time knowledge "that the Catholic teaching Call Mark" 835 4604 " . Heart of Jes_.., ] ohe could not have given a disp n- about the saints and Mary as set forth " pray for us. St. Jude, workerof miracles, pray I rt from form if both arties had in the documents of Vatican (Council) Licensed & Bonded. Call 753-7698, for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day, by the I ?eexz . P Remodeling - Additions - Decks and Siding for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray " molic, and the weddin would II does not promote idolatrous belief GOINES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 8th day your prayers will be answered. It has - never been known to fail. Publication must be ] c;;en,had to be delayed, cau gdg the or practice and is not opposed by the C MISCELLANEOUS ) promised. Thank you St. Jude.-K.K. ver we and their guests "grave incon- Gospel." "~CIlce ', That inci ' * Catholics, they said, should recog- NEEDED : Items to establish household for two newly arrived families of refugees in Thank you to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a. oathsa_ " earlieraent, m'andwhmha" similarfog preventedne three fellowship,nize "that in aLutherans,Close but stillfocusinginCompleteon Little Rock. Only basic furniture, pans, to St. Jude for prayers answered. - J. E. dishes, etc. no clothing required. Call 664- m;.. ,,n trom landing until a few Christ the one mediator, as set forth in 0340, ext. 383 and arrangements will be Thank you St. Jude and Sacred Heart for ttltes before the schet]uled weddin Scripture, would not be obliged to made to pick up. g' prayers answered. - D. H. th= pted Archbishop Hurley to take invoke the saints or affirm the two I'l; .atter to the U.S. bishops last fall. Marian dogmas" defined in Catholic M. ked them to netition'Rome for belief since the Reformation. provision in'Church law which The dialogue partners said the post- CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING a bishop to delegate lay per- Reformation Catholic dogmas of the RATES: $1.50 per line ( 5 words br;_ officiate at weddings when no Immaculate Conception and the As- per line ). Deadline is Wednes- -. L~St - - ..~ "IX ur deacon is available, sumption - that Mary was without origi- relevant law in the Code of hal sin and that she was taken up bodily day, 12 noon...ten days prior to Law says that this can be done into heaven at the end of her life on publication. Mail your ad with a ."] if . the episcopal conference has earth - remain "an obstacle to full fel- check to: CLASSIFIEDS c/0 ~it.: its Prior approval and the per- lowship between our churches" until ARKANSAS CATHOLIC of the r/oly See has been'o Catholics and Lutherans can away Ir~ ' Nevertheless, they said, those dog- P O Box 7417 Little Rock,AR ?Vember the bishops voted 175- to transcend their current differences. hbY ask the Vatican to view "favor'a- mas need not prevent a significant 72217 Call R0n Hall, 664- Bishop Andrew J. McDonald and the staff of Arkansas Catholic, without making a statement on the faith of per- sons who engage in such prayer, neither solicit nor en- dorse prayer practices which purport to guarantee results or seek to condition God's free gifts of grace and favor. I Such requests from U.S. bish- advance in the relationship that already 0340,ext. 326 or fax your classi- P Considered it a need in their exists" between their churches. Thank you St. Jude. - L.L. fled ad, 664-9075.