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Briefs The 0000Ouardian :rU:u'oglalr'WiilL Vdy!ti 0ffjCic']l ubtJcc']'i0, Of 'h (Joc of fj"l q-oc for saving his life MARCH ]9, 1982 a May 13, 1981, VOL. LXXI, NO. 12 attempt, the ing three days and including other I'lipolito Cervantes 40, Was found dead his parish in Mataspee, a town in Chiaspas in Mexico near the with Guatemala t another incident, 20 men raided the of the Marist lets at Comitan, one of the and burglarized :es. A. Finn, 104, to be the oldest and the oldest of Columbus, died Cleri, a Boston for retired priests he had lived since &tanislaw Maciag, a '-old priest, was ' to death in his apartment in a theastern the official Polish agency, PAP, of Chicago a Chicago Sun- report that the step- of John Cardinal Chicago allegedly a monthly pen- on Federation of Councils Board, the Jan. 10 postal for the non- Press "unjust," has the House sub- for post office service to take ate action on an government has 15 independent Stations to resume including stations that heavy damage military coup in E. Jacobs, pastor of Im- Conception North Little Rock, celebrant of the Mass for ns this Sunday, at 7 A.M. on Channel 11. Mr. and Eschbaum. Sannwald will The I.C. Inside Dn In. Pope dis- Page 2 three reg- 1982 Page 6 tl.. and Justice set Page 7 , in February. Page 8 b Ique... at Catholic High Attends Dedication His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald of Little Rock is shown signing the guest book as he arrived at the North Little Rock Knights of Columbus Council 6253's new hall last Sunday. Bishop McDonald gave a brief talk and blessed the hall located at 6253 Camp Robinson Road. Watching the Bishop sign is Past State Deputy George D. Byrnes, Sr. Mrs. Byrnes is in the background. CYO Convention Set at Fayetteville Little Rock -- The Catholic Youth Organization will hold its 34th annual State Con- vention April 30-May 2 at the Fayetteville Hilton, Diocesan Youth Ministries Director Father Joseph M. Correnti has announced. The Convention theme is "Jesus Lives." The $35 registration fee includes a convention booklet, Saturday banquet, Saturday dance, convention speakers, movie rental, convention materials, awards, workshops and building rental. The fee is not refun- dable. The pre-registration mailing deadline is April 10. It was stressed that one chaperone is required for every 10 delegates to the annual conclave. Convention registration will be held from 6:30 to 8 P.M., Friday, April 30. The con- vention officially opens at 8 P.M. with prayer and welcome by the Executive Council, theme presentation and Fort Smith CYS. Can- didates for the Executive Council will be introduced. There will be a variety show, followed by a penitential service with curfew at 1:30 A.M. The Saturday session begins with announcements at 9 A.M. The first round of workshops begins at 9:45 A.M., second round of work- shops from 10:35 to 11:20, followed by general session until noon. Lunch is from noon to 1:15 P.M., certification of Voting Delegates at 1:15 and voting at 2. A Mass at 6 will be followed by a banquet at 7, then a dance and movie from 9 to 12 P.M. Curfew again is l:30a.m. Sunday begins with Deanery meetings at 8 A.M., followed by Mass at 9:30. There will be coffee and donuts following Mass, with departure at 11 : 30 A.M. Guest speakers for the convention will include The Most Reverepd Andrew J. McDonald, Bishop of Little Rock, and Father George Tribou, Rector, Catholic High School for Boys, Little Rock. highlights will be the workshops and general session conducted by Father David Knight of Memphis, Tenn. Father Knight is Director of a Retreat House and has lectured extensively to young people as well as being the author of a number of books and articles. The DCCW will make their presentation to the winner of the scholarship to the University of Dallas. Awards will be given for most out- standing CYO, most out- standing deanery, best banner, Eagle of the Cross and Pro Deo Et Juventute. II Mass for Martyrs Scheduled Sunday Little Rock -- An An- niversary Mass for Ar- chbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador and other Central American martyrs will be offered by His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald this Sunday, March 21, at 12"05 P.M. in St. Andrew's Cathedral. Bishop McDonald has in- vited the whole diocese to join him in prayer and remem- brance of all those slain in Central America. A reception will follow the Mass at Cathedral Hall, Ninth and Louisiana Streets. Two short films depicting the lives and work of U.S. priests and nuns will be shown. McBrien Deplores Letters By Karl Christ Little Rock -- Father Richard P. McBrien was in town last week to lecture at the 13th annual Ecumenical Clergy and Laity Conference at St. John's Center. On first appearance, Father McBrien appears rather austere but then an Irish smile spreads across his face that draws a person to him. I had the pleasure of meeting him between one of his morning lectures and lunch. Understandably, the time was short as the morning program had run late. "The ecumenical dialogue now going on throughout the world is progressing on all counts," Father McBrien said. "These include Eucharist, ministry, authority and papacy." Responding to another question, the likeable author of 12 theological works said, "I write to stimulate digeussions. I don't purposely write to make people mad, but to shed theological light on the purposes of Vatican (Council) II. "I want to help adults to think on the changes in both the world and the Church." The past president of the Catholic Theological Society of. America and the 1976 winner of the society's John Courtney Murray Award "for distinguished achievement in theology" continued, "Some Catholics just don't want change. They are holy, brilliant and proud both in and outside of church. They don't like doing different things. "Well, I want to clarify what's going on and to ex- press my opinions. They do the same." Told that readers of his column in The Guardian both criticized and praised him, the Crowley-O'Brien-Walter professor of theology and chairman of the department of theology at the University of Notre Dame said he was surprised that some readers like him. "Usually, they are unhappy with me," he said with a smile. "Some express their disagreement in firm terms and are not vindictive. However, some reach a level of meanness in their letters and really want to hurt you. This is really unchristian. After all, Jesus said 'to love even your enemies.' "However, this doesn't bother me personally. I ,See McBrien on Pg. 4 Bishop's Office 2415 N. Tyler Little Rock, Ark. Dear Friends in Christ: In the early years of christian faith, the bishop was the shepherd for a very limited territory. The priests, his helpers, were visibly associated with him. On Sundays and feast days, the priests went out into the different areas of the city to offer the Mass. Both in word and in action, the bishop, the priest, the people were visibly one. In more modern times, because of better roads, air- planes, telephones, a much larger territory is committed to the care of the bishop. It is not always easy to see ourselves as one, united in love, in service, in worship. In the State of Arkansas, the Diocese of Little Rock, we are united: one Lord, one faith, one baptism. As St. Paul wrote to the Church of Corinth, Ephesus, Galatia, so I write to you as the Church of Arkansas. As a member of this Church, I ask your love, your support, your sacrifice for the Body of Christ in Arkansas through the Annual Special Projects Drive. In these difficult economic times, your gift becomes a sacred trust. We will use it wisely. Be good enough to listen as your pastor explains the Drive and asks for your support. Asking God to bless you and your family, I remain, Your friend + Andrew J. McDonald Bishop of Little Rock Special Projects Collection Sunday Little Rock -- His Ex- cellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald is making a per- sonal appeal to Arkansas Catholics to be generous to the Little Rock Diocesan Special Projects Fund to be taken up this coming weekend, March 20-21, at all missions and parishes in the state. In a brochure mailed to all Catholic homes, the Bishop stressed the urgent need for the $300,000 set as the appeal and drive chairman, said. "For the first time, the bishop has asked that Cursillo receive some support. This movement has touched practically every parish and has done much for lay in- volvement in the Church," he continued. Father Thomas mentioned that the present civil ad- ministration has called upon churches and other charitable groups to step in and do what goal. He said an average the government used to do contribution of $35 per wage- because of funds curtailment. earner would make the appeal a success. Shown above is a letter from the bishop read at all churches last Sunday in which he appealed for generosity "A significant portion of the drive is to aid mission churches in their building needs," Father Royce R. Thomas, diocesan Chancellor He added, "Due to in- creased postage rates, The Guardian (diocesan newspaper) is facing a large deficit and any monies collected in excess of the diocesan quota will be used to defray that deficit." Funds from the drive also are used for care of retired priests and Religious. Birthright's Membership Meeting Slated March 29 Little Rock -- Birthright, Inc., of Greater Little Rock is planning an annual mem- bership meeting Monday, March 29, at St. Vincent In- firmary at 7: 30 P.M. Dr. C. William Ball, family practice physician, will speak on abortion. A film about Birthright International featuring Louise Summerhill, the founder of Birthright, will be shown. Members of the public are invited. Birthright is a non- sectarian, non-profit organization offering friend- ship and support to women with problem pregnancies with the purpose of helping them carry their babies to term. Its telephone number is advertised daily in the newspapers. Birthright's services are free and include pregnancy testing, maternity clothing, baby clothing or equipment. The volunteers of Birthright are trained to know the operative community resources and have available