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LXIII NO. 13 OFficial 00ublication of the q00iocese oF Cittle 00ock MARCH 29, 1974 Piocese Establishing Special Projects Fund 'l][ile Rock -- A Special each year. All Arkansas arranging anappealfor$200,000 arrangements will be made Special Projects Fund, con- more than 30 years. .].e!s Fund is being parishes will establish SPF to provide sick benefits, during April in all Arkansas siders the care of older and ..lShed in the Diocese of solicitation committees, upgraded health insurance and parishes for personal infirm priests to be a prime Rock to meet high retirement benefits for diocesan solicitation of Catholics on need in the diocese. Fourteen of ["t needs. To inaugurate the enterprise, priests. Sunday, May 5. ' the diocese's 109 priests are PP, to be financed by an which already is operative in Msgr. B. Francis McDevitt, His Excellency Bishop An- retired and two are on sick ]l', appeal, will provide many other U.S. dioceses, the chairman of the Welfare Board, drew J. McDonald, who has leave. What's more 46 of the tor.a different purpose Priests' Welfare Board is disclosed this week that collaborated in plans for a priests have been ordained erilizing Wrbed (NC)  -- A federal ,2 here has banned !," ,rnraent-funded ster- :;"1lts of minors and the ]Y incompetent and has the federal government :egUard further the rights ,tent adults in regard to tzation. =".J)istrict Court Judge -u Gesell declared that A. i..regulations allowing  Uon of minors and the Y incompetent are der existing legislation Vade "the basic human to Procreate." tlg regulations , issued last qil by the Department of ,) Education and Welfare ' k Were challenged in a |in, etion brought by the pl. Welfare Rights "ahon on behalf of all Enjoy Young Adult Search at Fayetteville This happy group was making Young Adult Search for Christian Maturity No. 9 recently at Mount Sequoyah, Fayetteville, when the photographer decided not to wait for them to "pose." It was the first Young Adult Search program outside Little'Rock, and Father Joseph L. Pallo, left. diocesan youth director, anticipates others to reach this age group across Arkansas. Co-directors of the Fayetteville program were Maureen Cover and Herbie Bushkuhl. Priests who assisted Father Pallo were Father Robert Dienert and Father Fid Levri. Monsignor McDevitt said detailed plans have been sent to Arkansas pastors to help them arrange for the May 5 appeal. Details of the SPF programs will be discussed during April, he said. Pope Reinforces Marian Devotion Vatican City (NC) -- Pope Paul VI has issued a major new document to encourage the development of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and "the restoration, in a dynamic and more informed manner, of the recitation of the Rosary." To demonstrate the relevance of the Blessed Virgin to modern times, the Pope related various aspects of her life to aspirations of the women's rights movement. The 17,000-word papal document, an apostolic exhortation entitled Marialis Arkansas Vacation School Manual Published 12. Little Rock -- A 32-page Little Rock and is available to for three levels, grades 1 laymen as well as Sisters as vacation school manual for parishes throughout the state, through 6, 7 and a, and 9through teachers. /t;;rsons subject to in- summer parish religious Father JohnRiddell, diocesan ,,Y sterilization under education programs has been coordinator for religious L"aenged regulations, published by the Diocese of education, said more than 30 It is designed around a two- week program which may be altered to a more intensive one- week program or a Saturday morning program during the summer months. The manual goes into preparation, texts- - the Sadlier Series for grades 1 through 6 is used -- a sample morning liturgy, a sample three-hour program, 24 possible projects, filmstrips available, and other advice. Copies of the manual entitled "Summer Morning" may be obtained by writing the Diocesan Education Office, 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, Ark. 72207. Priceis$1 each. The manual is geared to a more flexible and relaxed structure than the one children are under during the school year. The program provides for I parishes already have requested the manual. About half the parishes have elementary schools and half do Announce ment I not. The manual, prepared by  Dioc:ese of Little Rock. | Father Riddell and Sister Fides ]  2415 N. Tyler  Gough, O.P., coordinator for religious education teacher e Liturgical Commission has established the following :training programs, is designed Mretnents for service on the Commission: Emergency Program Unique Fort Smith -- The Emergency when Sister Judith Marie Keith, Medical Service System in R.S.M., hospital administrator, western Arkansas, the first in initiated the project to qualify the nation, is now in full swing, for federal funds. The six county federal pilot St. Edward coordinates the program began over a year ago pilot project which involves Sister Clementine Dies at 75 Fort Smith -- A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was offered last Monday in Im- maculate Conception Church here for Si.ster M. Clementine O'Connell, R.S.M., 75, who taught school for many years in Little Rock, Fort Smith, El Dorado, Mena and Tontitown. The pastor, Msgr. William E. Galvin, V.F., was principal celebrant, and Father Lucian Hogan, C.P., chaplain of St. Edward Mercy Hospital, was concelebrant. Father Thomas P. Reynolds, pastor of Christ the King parish, was in the sanctuary. Sister Clementine, died March 23, in St. Joseph Hospital, Hot Springs. She was born in Newfoundland and joined the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1923. She took final vows in 1928. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Leo Walsh of Massachusetts and Miss Anne O'Connell and Mrs. Catherine Shaughnessy, both of Newfoundland; and three brothers, Daniel O'Connell of Newfoundland, Leo O'Connell of New York and William O'Connell of Massachusetts. A Rosary service was con- ducted Sunday evening in the Putnam funeral chapel. Monsignor Galvin and Father Hogan conducted the committal service in Calvary Cemetery, where mourners included 50 Mercy Sisters, who also at- tended the funeral Mass. L.R. Bishop Given 3rd National Post Washington :- His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald of Little Rock has received another appointment from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. He has been appointed to the NCCB's Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy. Earlier this year, the Arkansas prelate was appointed to the national board of the U.S. Bsihops' Campaign for Human Development. He also is a member of the Bishops' pro-life committee. Ill area governments, medical, ambulance and com- munications facilities. Modern, well equipped emergency vans are strategically placed throughout the six counties and are dispatched from the control center located at St. Edward Hospital. Area hospitals cooperate in the emergency service, giving each victim the opportunity to be cared for at the hospital he chooses. In the event of an emergency, a person simply calls the operator and asks for En- terprise 8900. This call is received at the control center and in addition to the prompt dispatch of an emergency vehicle, emergency information to aid the victim is given by emergency room personnel. Because the State of Arkansas is largely rural, the new system provides the first comprehensive emergency treatment and transportation system in the United States. Now that St. Edward has taken the lead in this type project, other regions will study the western Arkansas EMS for future application to their areas. bo: Any person in the diocese, provided they are at .[ , a junior in high school or have reached the age of 16. "D.. IW recommended: The following groups or persons L | bmit auame or names at any times: ' the Bisho hea P e'  ch deanery pastoral council d e Priest and Sister Senates " each parish liturgy team f' ue Liturgical Commission ay diocesan organization a Person may volunteer himself or herself 'titleus: Each-name must be submitted with full iden- ation and recommendation. The person must have :pressed a desire and interest to serve on the Com- e,ion. These names will be evaluated and submitted to eExecutive Board which will contact these named tL'ns before making final approval. It is desirable that logy students in our seminaries will be automatically "lVit . | l ed to serve; as will a member of the. Rehgmus | tlcation Department be asked officially to serve. a'2=ae of serviee: Each member is asked to sign up for a 3- ;afr r Period. Mtercompleting a term a person may sign i r an additional term or still volunteer to serve on a ea'=uCUlar committee or merely serve in an advisory aCity. Every Vz year new members are briefed on past terials decided on. 4'ecutive Board: Automatically made up of Commission r..bers living in Pulaski County and any other Com- e,Ion members who wish to serve on it. The Executive rd Is the ultimate deciding body of the Commission. 'hairman:-- Can only serve for a 5-year term. Should be meo no, ne who has served on the Commmslon for at least lerrn. The Commission only recommends a chairman u the Bishop appoints. i'"[,r, inatiou:-- A person may resign at any time, but we " mat it be in wrl-'tinv Members are reoulred to come to mgs regularly and-or must serve on committees. are not representatives and do not serve any group or area, but serve for the good of the ['LCornmission at the moment is not putting, any ,uon r f members Commmsmn l[:ta,, on the numbe o 1 tings are on the first Saturday of each month. Boost Aid to III Washington (NC) -- A majority of Catholic diocesan social action-urban affairs directors responding to a survey have called for com- prehensive "cradle-to-grave" health insurance for all Americans. The survey was conducted by the Division for Urban Affairs of the U. S. Catholic Conference, which sent questionnaires on national health insurance to the approximately 160 diocesan social action-urban affairs directors and to some 15 other representative Catholic leaders. Cultus, was dated Feb. 2 and released at the Vatican March 22. To counter non-Catholic objections to Catholic devotion to Mary, the Pope pointed out ways in whicll other Christian. churcheshonorher and stated that true devotion to Mary "is an approach to Christ, the source and center of ec- clesiastical, communion." Noting changing world conditions, particularly the rapid advances women have made in asserting their full equality and coresponsibility with men in all areas of en- deavor, Pope Paul said such developments have not lessened Mary's examplary role. "The Virgin has always been proposed to the faithful by the Church as an example to be imitated for the way in which "she fully and responsibly accepted the will of God, because she heard the word of God and acted on it and because charity and a spirit of service were the driving force of her actions." 'Most Perfect Disciple' Calling the Virgin Mary "the first and most perfect of Christ's disciples," Pope Paul added: "All of this has a per- manent and universal exem- plary value." Relating "the figure of the Virgin Mary as presented by the Gospel" to "the expectations of the men and women of our time," the Pope said that women, "anxious to participate with decision-making power in the affairs of the community," will note that Mary "taken into dialogue with God, gives her active and responsible consent, not to the solution of a con- tingent problem, but that 'event of world importance,' as the InCarnation of the Word has been rightly called." Modern woman will also appreciate, the Pope said, that Mary's choice of virginity "was not a rejection of any of the values of the married status but a courageous choice which she made in order to consecrate herself totally to the love of God." Mary also appeals to "the modern woman," the Pope said, because she was not "a timidly submissive woman or one whose piety was repellent to others" but was "a woman who did not hesitate to proclaim that God vindicates the humble and the oppressed, and removes the powerful people of this world SEE MARY ON PAGE 2 Survey Results Little Rock -- A group of Certified Public Accountants who received and tallied returns from last week's Greater Little Rock referendum on a suggestion to merge Mount St. Mary Academy and Catholic High School into a coeducational institution announced the following returns this week: Total returns -- 3,438. In favor of merger - 270 - 7.8 per cent. Not in favor of merger - 3,153 - 91.7 per cent. No opinion - 15 - 0.5 per cent.