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Page 12 March 21, 1998 Father Tharakan |, Continued from page 4 ]I Hindus have tremendous tolerance. It| because of th a -ca-tlaoh'cs-have mained in India for over 2,000 year do not have e_ran._c_e."j .... He said people: Jesus, St. Francis of Assisi, Mother Ter ,turei-meI the others inspire me_" . ... While living "m India, he said he #[ have a chance to meet Mother Tere [ She exudes Jesus, .he said. Jl Father Girzone I Continued from page I [ Brown University. There in the chapd| on campus, he and Sister Dorothy sp0 [ to a crowd of more than 1,000 stude# l and faculty members. Earlier in the classes to talk t~eeYslX~Sd teendts,several ! Holocaust Continued from page 1 The answer would need to be given case by case, it said.-But it concluded that "the spiritual resistance and concrete ac- tion" of some Christians was "not that which might have been expected from Christ's followers." Did Christians give every possible assis- tance to those being persecuted, and in particular to persecuted Jews? it asked. qVIany did, but others did not," it said. Those who did help Jews should not be forgotten, the document said, and here it offered the example of Pope Pius. It cited a series of testimonials and thanks from Jewish leaders immediately after the war, acknowledging what it described as the wisdom" of Pope Pius' diplomacy. In reflecting on the Holocaust, the document briefly examined several cen- turies of what it called "tormented" rela- tions between Jews and Christians. ' aa effect, the balance of these rela- tions over 2,000 years has been quite negative," it said. The early centuries of Christianity, it said, witnessed disputes between the Church and Jewish leaders, Christian mobs that attacked synagogues and anti-Jewish interpretations of the New Testament. In later times, the document cited a generalized discrimination against Jews in Christian quarters, which led to expulsions and attempts at forced conversions. "Despite the Christian preaching of love for all, even for one's enemies, the prevailing mentality down the centuries penalized minorities and those who were in any way 'different,"' it said. The document said that by the 19th century, discrimination against Jews in Europe was "more sociological and politi- cal than religious." Nazism in Germany, it said, was a form of nationalism that drew from theories of racial superiority, clearly contrary to Church teaching. The Church in Ger- many replied by condemning racism, it said. It also cited criticism of Nazi policies by other Church leaders of the time. Asked at a press conference why the document spoke only of Catholic indif- ference or insensitivity to Nazi policies, and not of Church members who actively supported the Nazi regime, Cardinal Cassidy said it would have been problem- atic to select Church figures for criticism. "ro sit in judgment on people is much more difficult than to praise those who took a stand" against Nazism, he said. Preparation of the document was be- gun in 1987, at a time of tensions in Catholic-Jewish relations. Cardinal Cassidy said it took so long to publish because the document reflected an important "maturation process" of Church thinking. Little Corina lives in a small moun- tain town in Honduras. Her mother is blind and her father abandoned them. Your opportunity to help a very poor child is much too important to miss. And Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA), an international Catholic sponsorship program can show you the affordable way. 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I ,d t'lease send me more reformation abouts onsorshl Develo ment Conf | ] i P P' p erence, Catholic Network of Volunteer ~rvice | 414 | FOUNDED AND DIRECTED BY CATHOLIC LAY PEOPLE Financial report available on request / Donations are U.S. tax-daluctible | Some of the students told u, 7- 1 this was the first time they had everr tall#, to a priest and a nun. ,One of the | said, This is awesome, Sister Dor0 [ said. A tall woman, Sister Dorothy's apl ,] mace does not fit the stereotype of a cal religious. Dressed in a white blaZa, I red dress and high heels, she cor [ across more as a career woman readY tO[ conduct a business meeting. But her [ sage is purely spiritual. Author of seW: | books on campus ministry, this Dor i . [ can nun spoke of her 1B years of w#i[ ing with students in Michigan. One [ the highlights of her ministry there [ the students' "Balloon Ministry." She said, 'We have to look for [ good in each one of us. We have to 100.. [ by taking balloons to the children s I at the hospital, the VA hospital, and I nursing homes every week I worked ! them the first year, but ,,r rardS tiC[ students did it'by themselves, s[ Without realizing the importance 'tt balloons in her ministry, the studen . i John Brown UniTersity earlier in ,#e evening presented Sister Dorothy wiO" balloon bouquet. Another part of her campus mini included student narticit ation in church liturgy. She had more than *., students to provide music at the vart Masses; some of them were visually paired, but they were still encouraged participate both in music and the r ings through Braille. After Father Girzone discovered # ter Dorothy's success with the canat 0 ministry inMichigan, he invited taer continue her work on a wider sc ' throu h the oshua Foundation -. g J "This was a very difficult decisiO 1 me because my mother, all of my L'Y;]a and friends were in Michigan,and I di i want to have to leave them,' SisterI othy said. "But I decided this is wla needed to do " tlao After their two appearances Fa at Girzone and Sister Dorothy spoke.t# length about their work in an inte t with Arkansas Catholic about their re0"r ... programs, and writin in working the Joshua Foundation'in Altamont, York Father Girzone,,s books includ :ad the Lonely Falcon, oshua, ' 'JoshUa .... " e l'I I the C, hildren, Joshua and tla ; .... d oeP Land, oshua and the Ow, an '] . Father Girzone's newest book, trait of Jesus" and Sister Dorothy's boO "Colors of the Spirit," will be publi this year.