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PAGE 2 THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 29, 1974 From the Managing Editor'8 Desk.. I This is the time of year when all Christians should read -- or .................... re-read -- Jim Bishop's book, The Day Christ Died." Even the best informed Christians need to refresh their understanding of what Jesus suffered. Too often the fact that the God-man was beaten and crucified is the sum total of what they know. Bishop's hour-by-hour ac- count of the most dramatic event in thehistory of mankind can make Holy Week far more meaningful, and, in a broader sense, it can help the reader face the trials of day-to-day living with more equanimity. How many Christians know that a Roman soldier, assigned to make an arrest, used his heel to dislocate the bones in one of the captive's feet to minimize the risk of escape? Who today can comprehend the viciousness of a Roman scourging? How many really com- prehend the horror of crucifixion? How many realize Pope Paul Reinforces Marian Devotion CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 from their privileged positions." Toward the end of the document, Pope Paul said it is now up to national bishops' conferences, those in charge of local communities and the various Religious wish to establish new forms congregations "prudently to revise practices and exercises of piety in honor of the Blessed Virgin, and to encourage the creative impulse of those who through genuine religious in- spiration or pastoral sensitivity Texas Conference Hears St. Scholastica Prioress Irving, Texas -- Sister Columba Walter, O.S.B., prioress of St. Scholastica Convent, Fort Smith, made one of the presentations here last week as 18 major superiors of religious women from Texas and Arkansas gathered for two days of prayer and planning. Sister Columba gave a report on the U.S. Catholic Mission Council Workshop on Evangelization during the conference at Notre Dame of Dallas. Those attending are members of Region XII of the Leadership Conference Of Women Religious. Plans were discussed for the National Assembly of the Leadership Conference to be held at the Rice Hotel in Houston Aug. 25-29. Discussions centered on social justice and the need for increasing awareness of it. The superiors that Jesus' death involved suffocation? Jim Bishop spent years researching Roman and Jewish life, and his presentation of how these people thought, what their law provided, and how they handled criminals adds much for today's reader to the Gospel story of the Passion and Death of Jesus. Two weeks from today will be Good Friday, the day Christ died. What better way to make the solemn penitential season of Lent more profitable than to gain new insights into what Good Friday commemorates? Join the STAG Line tEER  EMMETT HOFFMAN Distributor In Carlisle... TRY FULCHER HARDWARE Cnrlisle FULCHER FIRST! COMPLETE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS - BUSINESS AND GROUPS * Tickets * Reservations * Hotels * Car Rentals * Tours --AT REGULAR RATES-- R. S. "BOB" PETERS JR. 2813 Kavanaugh, Little Rock. - Phone 666-0242 Henry Block has 17 reasons why you should come to us for income tax help. Reason 8. H & R Block is a year-round service. We do not disappear after April 15th. pledged to work within their congregations to raise the level of awareness regarding farm workers and Lousisiana cane workers. The regional delegates also pledged support for work on the National Catechetical Directory. [00n[00BLOCI00 THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE Boys Think 'Often' About P riesthood Cincinnati (NC) -- A con- siderable number bf high school and college students think "often" or "very often" about becoming priests, but many of them say that the priesthood is seldom or never presented as a vocational choice, a survey made here indicated. Father Daniel E. Pilarczyk, rector of St. Gregory's Seminary, the college-level seminary of the Cincinnati archdiocese, made public the findings of a professional survey made last spring for the seminary. Five percent of the high school students and 17 percent of the college students said they think "often" or "very often" about becoming priests. Father Pilarczyk estimated that this percentage amounted to nearly 3,000 young men in the Cin- cinnati archdiocese. of piety." He recommended especially continued recitation of the Angelus and the Rosary. With regard to the Angelus, he said that the "value of contemplation on the mystery of the Incarnation of the Word, of the greeting to the Virgin, and of recourse to her merciful intercession remains un- changed." Calling the Rosary "a Gospel prayer," the Pope said it "reflects the very way in which the word of God, mercifully entering into human affairs, brought about the redemption. The Rosary considers in har- monious succession the prin- cipal salvific events ac- complished in Christ," from His birth and childhood to His death and resurrection and the effects of this on the Church. Essential Element The element of contemplation is essential to the Rosary, the Pope said. "Without this the Rosary is a body without a soul, and its recitation is in danger of becoming a mechanical repetition of formulas..." Liturgical celebrations and the Rosary "must neither be set in opposition to one another nor considered as being identical," the Pope said. Meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary, he continued, can be an excellent preparation for the celebration of Mass "and can also become a continuing echo thereof." But he said it is a mistake to recite the Rosary during Mass. The Pope recommended ordinary celebrations of the word of God, or Bible reading services which incorporate meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary "and litany-like "If only one out of five of repetition of the angel's these decided to come to the seminary and half. of that number decided on the diocesan priesthood, we would more than double the number of Cincinnati seminarians in our seminaries," Father Pilarczyk said. "Re.Search" Set April 28 At Mt. Petit Jean Little Rock - A Re-Search, built around the theme, "Life Is a Long Song," has been scheduled for Sunday, April 28 at Mount Petit Jean. The day-long program will be held at Harison Hall gym- nasium atop Mount Petit Jean, according to the youth coor- dinators, Keith Buchanan of North Little Rock and Gwynn Vaughn of Little Rock. Registration begins at 9 A.M. with a welcome from Father Joseph L. PalIo, diocesan youth director, 45 minutes later. Also scheduled are an ice breaker and serendipity as well as an introduction to the theme. Search slides will be shown. Dinna ritz will discuss "How Real Is Reality?" At 11:30 A.M., Father Pallo will celebrate Mass and Marty Hell will talk about "Fractured Fairy Tales." After lunch, a recreation hour is scheduled, followed by a multimedia presentation. Candle Bennett will discuss "Dream On." Meditation and benediction will close the program before 6 o'clock. Banners from all past Searches will be put on sale greeting to Mary," together with a homily, silent pauses and songs. He also urged strongly the recitation of the family Rosary. He said there must be "a concrete effort to reinstate communal prayer in family life if there is to be a restoration of the theological concept of the DIOCESAN LITURGICAL 617 Louisiana Street Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 RECOMMENDATION FOR ADMISSION TO DIOCESAN LITURGICAL COMMISSION Person Recommending: Name Address, Parish Person Recommended: City. Name Address Parish City _. Reason for Recommendation Signature the disciple who works for that justice which sets free the oppressed and for that charity which assists the needy; but above all, the disciple who is the active witness of that love which builds up Christ in people's hearts." The Pope said devotion to the Mother of the Lord is fully in accord with the aims and desires of the ecumenical movement, notwithstanding important differences among the churches, and specifically cited the attitudes and practices of Orthodox churches, Anglicans, and Protestant churches. He said every care should be taken by Catholics to avoid any exaggeration which could mislead other Christians about Date this way create a they do not fill. The' the council has sa I devotions of piety monize with the liturgY' suppressed." On the other hand, "'there are those who, wholesome liturgiCa pastoral criteria, mix I  of piety and liturgical hybrid celebraU Cautioning against ir novenas and other pra piety into the celebf  Mass, the Pope recall rule laid down by the prescribing that exeF piety should be ha f with the liturgy, not into it." The ultimate purl devotion to the Blesse the true doctrine of the Catholic Church, and that any manifestation of cult which is opposed to correct Catholic practice should be eliminated. Discussing Marian devotions, the Pope cautioned against attitudes that could nullify the the Pope said "is to gl0.t: and to lea(t ChristitI commit themselves toJl which is in absolute col[l O N" norm of the Second Vatican THOSE ez Council that pious practices F0R should derive their inspiration WHO WANT from the liturgy and orient the THE FINEST t family as the domestic Chur- Christian people toward it. i ch." On the one hand, he said, some persons "concerned with GERAL , 341 7 W. 12,h, Little IIdlJll I'l'; 'Overcome Circumstances' the care of souls' scorn 106 Ouachita.Hot SPd.PmrL.i Recognizing that modern devtins of piety recom- !t conditions of life make family mended by the Church "and in li prayer difficult, the Pope said it i is characteristic of the , illlelkel . . .  t.. I ,*T Christian "not to give in to IrwtA|O|AIO|l[$,l. , 1 'me Jc . ned ntrols  Call 374-  i ary ded " ' ' * an ith-by be in :i !:;N;ig :JaQyU? RNSo the r circumstances but to overcome them, not to succumb but to make an effort." Finally, the Pope warned against propagating the Rosary "in a way that is too one-sided or exclusive. The .Rosary is an excellent prayer, but the faith- ful should feel serenely free in its regard. They should drawn to its calm recitation by its intrinsic appeal." Mary's characteristics, Pope said, "show clearly that the figure of the Blessed Virgin does not disillusion any of the profound expectations of the men and women of our time but offers them the perfect model of the disciple of the Lord: -- the disciple who builds up the earthly and temporal city while being a diligent pilgrim towards the heavenly and eternal city, The $ Qu00qrd/,gn Pullb Weekly by  Gtlrdll  Inc. 2 N. Tyler St., LIfI Rock, Ark. during registration, lunch, and Enh'edassecead-dmsmatterMirch21, |h'q late in the afternoon, m, at the post offlceof Uffl Rock, .tn- hl Reservations for the Re- [' Search must be returned to the Sond-Oe.poetagepaldat CYO Office at 2500 N. Tyler St., Lm,m d SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: i] Little Rock, Ark. 72207 by April u  inte Unlll(ISlu 20. cm .so- r-,,r, .m [! Father McDonnell 00us.,00NE. MOST REVEREND Lil OnTV Panel .NO.W00 Little Rock -- Father James EV.SU* , " P. McDonnell, associate pastor TS L KeNY, . 0. Mount St. Mary Academy at Holy Souls parish here, will LmR appear on Channel 4, KARK- TV. as part of the national MANAGINGEDITOR telethon for Easter Seals this MR.WILLIAMW. O'DONNELL .? . Sundav, March 31. Addrm All elartmecd P.O. Box 7417 Fa(her McDonnell, FORREST PARK ST,T,ON .. Z,P rno 00ARK Rflg ASPHALT II0O(00,00 representing the Diocese, will T,,aaz be among five clergymen on the a,,m ., 0: .t to 4:30 P.NL Monday through Frl-  mmm. mmmlm A JALITV PRODUCT O .,;' 20-hour telethon in the 3 to 4 Iday'ClemdonSaturaY,-1 Southern illphillll roolJng Orft P.M. segment for the drive to ,to l-.,oy ., aid crippled children. Ofliltlofl. 2500 [. ROOSEVELT - $01 FR $-gtgt LITTt[ ROCK. AIIg'l k