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gtallings to move; headquarters to stay Iber. Richmond, VA ((INS) - Bishop George rid i & Stallings, Jr., of the African-American e t0! Catholic Congregation will take up resi- Richmond after, his bo~l Stallings, who incurrea excommm, ~d tion from the Roman Catholic Church in s of 1990 for founding the new church, said at the a press conference that he will run the ~y n Church from Richmond but commute on Weekends to Washington to conduct ser- e0, ; Vices. ['he The bishop's fiancee, Candace Mosley, tlac an assistant district attorney in Houston, was ~cted to begin a private law practice in orl~ chrnond after the marriage. xsial But spokesperson William Marshall told !Catholic News Service that the church s .ot be mo ng to md raond right now. ,#!750i African-American Cathofic Congregation Churches will be renamed "Imani Temple, o0t~ followed by the name of the city in which 500 it is located. Imani Temple in Washington )tic, ~s Stallings' first break,away congregation. ).$0 Others are in Baltimore, Philadephia and New Orleans. md Also, a new branch of the church was to ~el Open in RichmOnd on Mar. 3. A smaller branch of the church in nearby Norfolk, Where services were halted due to dwindling ~ttrnbers, will dose. Services will be held in #i a former vaudeville theater. Marshall told (INS that if things go well, !he church's first diocese will be based in Norfolk. ~l'he Ricl~aond (Catholic) Diocese re- hates us, told the Ridamond pie, i News Leader. "We re going to be right over there, looking over their shoulders." opponents will overturned ban CNS Bishop George A. Stallings Stallings said at the press conference that Richmond Bishops Walter F. Sullivan had done very little for blacks. "Show me in writing what Bishop Sullivan has done for the African-American," he said. Sullivan later issued a statement saying the diocese in recent years "has committed itself to bold and constructive steps address- ing the needs and challenges of African- American Catholics," induding naming the first black woman religious pastoral coor- dinator in the U.S. A religious order for blacks started by Salvatofian Rev. Bruce Greening also had its origins in the Richmond Diocese. Greening left the diocese to join Stallings in 1989, but himself broke with Stallings within six months and was ordained a bishop for his own church. "Racism is pervasive in all of society irv duding the Church. It occurs whenever one group of people considers itself superior to another simply on the basis of color or ethnic background," Sullivan's statement said. "As bishop, I continue it condemn radsm in all its ugly forms." denied in federal courts based on the U.S. Constitution. Barbara Listing, president of Right to Life of Mich~m, said that as one of the inter- HARDIN & WILSON, INC. #7i vening parties to the original lawsuit, Right tOI By Patrlcia Zapor to Life would appeal to the Michigan Su- ~O preme putt, along with the state attorney tedi Washington (CANS) - Abortion oppo-general s office. She said the appeal would ~01 ~ents in Michigan said they will appeal the be filed in about a week. Simon said Su- e6, Feb. 20 decision of a state appeals court preme court appeals generally take a year Which overturned a voter-instituted ban on or more. 0 state-funded abortions. . In a 2-1 opinion, the Court of Appeals ha Lansing said the state failed to show a com- Catholic woman among ginterestforaba,, t ,, ts ht POWs released by Iraq prh-acy. The ruling came in the case ofa 15-year- ~ld who became pregnant when she was Believed to be sole female POW raped numerous times at a party. The girl asked the Michigan Department of Serial Washington (CNS) - Two Catholics were f ~rvices to pay for an abortion because her among ten allied prisoners of war released could not afford the cost. by Imq Mar. 4 in a goodwill gesture sig- The agency refused, dfing the voter-ap- nalling acceptance Of U.N. demands for a ~d ban which took effect in 1988. The Gulf War cease-fire. was upheld by a Wayne County Circuit The two were identified as Army Spc. ~Ourtjudge, and the Michigan chapter of Melissa Rathbun-Nealy, 20, of Grand Rap- the American Civil Liberties Union ap- ids, MI, and Navy Lt. Robert WetzJel, 30, of Virginia Beach, VA. Rathbun-Nealy was believed to be the only female POW. March: that youth and adults to- gether realize their mission in the Church. Pope John Paul II General Prayer Intention Pealed. The girl had an abortion paid for l rivately. Howard Simon, executive director of the state ACLU, said the ruling is "the biggest ~(~Ud most important victory that the (state) has been able to achieve for privacy ~ld freedom and women's rights in yearn" e said the case's importance lies in that it r cgnkes the difference between the U& Michigan comtitutiom. Similar chal- Lenges to state funding bans have been , , , , , . ARKANSAS CAIHOLIC MAI 3H 1';," 1991 PAGE 9 Bishop Malone tells Congress he supports The legislation, which also provides un- Family p~d leave for the workers' own illnesses, Leave Act would allow for 12 weeks of unpaid family leave for employees working for companies Washington (CNS) - Legislation thatwith more than 50 workers. protects workers from losing their jobs when Last year, the Senate and House passed they take time off to care for newborn or similar legislation, but Pres. George Bush sick children or elderly parents is a sign of vetoed the bill and lawmakers were unable the "nation's commitment to family life" and to muster the two-thirds vote necessary to should be passed, Bishop James w. Malone overtum the veto. of Youngstown, OH, told Congress Feb. 28. Malone, chair of the U~S. bishops' Do- Malone said the family and medical leave mestic Policy Committee, said that passing polides at the U.S. Catholic Conference the Family Leave and Medical Act of 1991 provide 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, 'Mould send a message that our nation re- six weeks of paid paternity leave and 18 ally befieves its pro-family rhetoric and that days of paid sick leave. In addition, era- we back up that belief with the power of ployees can take additional unpaid time for the law." extended illnesses or other family crisis "Our society, through its government, without fear of losing their jobs, he said. must support families when they are most Malone said such policies have improved vulnerable," Malone said in his testimony productivity and have not been abused. before the House subcommittee on labor- '~I want to emphasize that even our paid management relations. %qe all have a stake leave benefits have not been abused," he in the success of each family in nurturing said. '~/e have not had significantly in- America's children and elderly person~" creased costs and the leave benefits have Saying that "parents should not have to notcomeat the expense of other employee choose between the jobs they need and the benefits." children who need them," Malone told Malone said, however, that most Ameri- lawmakers that many single-pment families can workers do not have the same type of and "two-earner couples" face a great deal benefi~ of pressure in trying to maintain a balance q)eople lose their jobs when they are between caring for elderly parents, raising sick; when they have babies; when they nume children and holding down a job. sick relatives," he said. '2~osing a job is a "As a society we have to arrange things hardship for any family; for a single parent, so that working people don't have to risk it's a prescription for poverty." their families for the sake of their jobs, nor risk their jobs for tlae sake of their families," he said. ou're assured when you're insured. Risk Managers - Insurance 1501 N. Pierce in the Hillside Building, LR 664 - 0204 Howard Hardin Larry Wilson Pastoral Services Chaplain desired for progressive 188 bed acute comprehensive care medical center. Four units CPE training required, two units being advanced units. Must have chaplain status with NACC or fellow with COC. Full time position. Opportunity present to minister in various areas of hospital. Send resume to: Sister Cheryl Sylvester, Vice President Mission Effectiveness Mt. Carmel Medical Center Centennial and Rouse Pittsburg, KS 66762