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VOL ~ NO. 9 DIOCESE OF LITFLE ~ AR 10, 1991 Vatican summit leaders look at ways to achieve peace, reconstruction In Mldeast Vatican (~ty (CNS) - Catholic leaders meet- lag on the postwar Middle East focused on steps the Church can promote to help rebuild the region and to establish lasting peace. The Vati- can summit held Mar. 4-6 brought together Church leaders from the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Several leaders noted thatAmb Christian life has become a victim of the Gulf War because .aV~e Muslims equated Christianity with the West and the war with an anti-Islamic crusade. Efforts are needed to show "the differences between Western political powers and Christi- ~'tity," said Latin-rite Patriarch Michel Sabbah OfJerusalem, a Palestinian. Radical Islamic groups "nave sought to jus- .tify a religious reading to the conflict, present- lag the coalition as a JewisbChrisfian crusade against Islam and Muslims," said French Arch- bishop Henri Teissier of Algiers, Algeria, presi- fleat of the Northern African bishops confer- L~Ce. At the meeting, Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarc- ZYk of Cincinnati, president of the U.S. bishops' c~fference, pledged US. Church aid in devel- 0ping Middle East peace programs. '~Je su'ongly support efforts to address the legitimate concerns of the Palestinians, Israel's need for survival and security, the rights of the I_ebanese to freedom from outside domination," he said. While the U.S. bishops "as a body never expressed a definitive and common posidon about whether the war was moraUyjusfified, our conference was united in expressing concern about the moral questions relating to the war and to the pursuit of peace," said PilarczyL The war produced Arab resentment toward the West and the Christian world, s,3i'd Iraqi Chaldean Patriarch Raphael I Bidawid{ an Iraqi who supported Saddam Hussein. The Gulf war indicates to many Arabs that there are "two weights and two measures," said the Chaldean patriarch. The United Nations acted swiftly to oust Iraq from Klm'ait, he said, but U.N. resolutions on the Israeli-occupied territories and other issues related to the Pales- tinians issue still "await to be applied after 23 years." "Obviously, no one puts into doubt the right of Israel to exist, but we must remember that the so-called 'holocaust' was not perpetrated by Arabs but by Western powers," he said. 'The Arab-Israeli problem was born and prospers on injustices which have nothing to do with the holocaust," he said. Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, a Lebanese, said "the Gulf crisis generated a hardly suitable situation for dialogue" among religions. See "Summit," page 11 Sr, Deborah R, Trolllette, RSM, named MSM principal IAttle Rock- Sr. Deborah Raye Troillett, RSM, has been named prindpal of Mt. St. Mary Academy. The announcement was made by Steve Reed, chair of the MSM Board of Trustees and search committee. Troillett served on the faculty and ad- minisi:rafive team at Mt. St. Mary High School in Oklahoma City for ten years prior to returning to Little Rock in 1989. For the past two years, she has served as an admin- istrative intern, religion teacher and cam- pus minister. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Theology/Secondary Edu- cation from St. Louis University in 1980, and will complete a Master's program in Catholic School Administration from the University of Dayton this summer. Troillett, a 1973 MSM graduate, was se- lected by a search committee whose mem- bers included representatives of the Sisters of Mercy Provincial Leadership Team, the Province Office of Education, the MSM Board of Trustees and educators from the local civic community. Troillett has accepted a three, year ap- pointment, and will assume her duties as the new principal in July. Sr. Richard Mary Burke, RSM, the school's prindpal for the Sr. Deborah Raye Trolllett, RSM past ten years, will be taking a year's sabbati- cal and participating in a renewal program at the University of Notre Dame. House leader Calls for commitment .... . New York (CNS) - Daughter of Ch~uity Sr. ~] Rose Mc~a@, president of the Covenant House international If I had a hammer... ....... VEH& T ministry for runaway ! and homeless : youngsters, called for leaders of church and state to "regen- erate a commit- )~ menC to improved ices for child." She said '~ae left ~:, the war on poverty .: i ' here to fight other .... J St. McGeady wars, but that, even- tually, we must re- ~to our own internal conflict that gnaws at sue base of American society and generates the bctfltures of addiction and crime." gl McGeady, who succeeded the Covenant p~. Warren E. Fooman, SJ founder-president, Franciscan Rev. Bruce AI Jacobs accompanies the St. Mary Mission Choir in Mountain View on his spoke at the agency's headquarters in head-hammer dulcimer. Predominantly retirees, the choir enjoys a roof- - mattan. raising volume of joyful noise unto the Lord. Rev. Warren Freeman, SJ, New York CardinalJohnJ. O'Connor, who pastor of the mission, says visitors to Mountain View are Impressed with foUowing McCeady's address at her in- the vigor of the little parish community and choir. Parish Council president February, reiterated the appeal Joe Drouln Is at left. When Jacobs is unable to be present, his replacement to social need IS 87-year-old Helen Brown (not pictured), a lifelong organist. said that in rai~g questions about the criticize Pre~ George co, ss o, Msar. Louis d. danesko lamented "some inherent evil in our the worldtofindhundredsof dies in Hot Springs at 79 to kill when it could not find c to feed the hungry, house the homeless Page 12 the condidom of life for chikiren. Bartholomew Little Rock - A revival will be held at St. Bartholomew Church Mar. 11-13. 'q'he Power of God is Within You" will be the topic of the revival, led by Rev. Tom James and Deacon Tony Ozan, both from Lafayette, LA. The schedule is: Monday, Mar. 11 - Mes- sage for Men; Tuesday, Mar. 12 - Youth and Reconciliation; Wednesday, Mar. 13 - Eucharist. The revival begins at 7 PM each night at St. Bartholomew, 1622 Marshall St.