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ARKANSAS ’4~ CATHOLIC April 8, 1995 Page 9 International ~Y//////////////////////////1 ARKETPLACE L~ _l/'//////////fJffJ/ff/f//J/fA Revision will reflect stronger reservations about death penalty, cardinal says By Cindy Wooden Punishments "ought ~ CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE not to go to the extreme ~ Home Impzovement Remodeling / Addil~ons / Decks / Siding Call Goines Construction Co., 753-7698. VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Part of the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" will be revised to reflect stronger reservations about the death penalty in accordance With Pope John Paul II's new pro-life encyclical, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger said. The encyclical's "reservations about the death penalty are even stronger than those already present in the catechism aad are a real development" of Catholic of executing the offender except in cases of abso- lute necessit~ in other words, when it would not be possible otherwise to defend society," the pope wrote. "roday, however, as a result of steady improve- ments in the organization of the penal system, such cases are very rare, if not I , .', .., ,,, Fine jewelry custom designed ] ._>",~.q.---~. "-'__ Jewelry & watch repair I '%'?;:; Plaques & engraving[ ,, -- . custom framing I nowe 5 Jcworv I & Framhg I kakewood Vilage I'lal s~tura~Yy- [ F rkzkl B0v • 554-3394I ['larv Lou Bovvie, owner s [ First Communion / Veils & Rosaries ~ i / I S cial gif fo,.J\ / [ Confirmation r"*"]/0~3~] [ Eagle's blest Books vfiifts I [ ~909 .~auKh Blvd. (in Hiatoric I-Iilk.r~t) [ I Lime Ro’1, AR 7'2"205 • 665-8880 i teaching, said the cardinal, head of the practically nonexistent," " Congregation for the Doctrine of the he said. Faith• In seeking further lim- Cardinal Ratzinger spoke March 30 at its on the use of capital a Vatican press conference marking the punis .hxnent, Pope J.ohn Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (right) ta~;~ut"~e PUblication of the enc clical, I ~.EVangelium" Vitae" ("The GospelY of~ams'ne£°a~mdrsi:m~i.q pope's new encyclical as Cardinal Alfonso Lopez I BAKILETr OFFICE [ ,ate•") society Trujillo looks on at a press conference. FURNITURE & INTERIORS [ Pope John Paul affirmed the "On this matter, there is a growing Paul said. " 25 10 S. Broadway, Little Rock [ Catechism s teaching that the death pen- tendency, both in the Church and in civil Obviously,, the death penalty rules out Tek 372-2291 o:* Fax: 372-2429 [ airy is acceptable under some conditions, btiut in the encyclical he said such condi- society, to demand that it be applied in an offender s rehabilitation and return ~. ~ tamer | a very limited way or even that it be to society /#Tem&7o/~&t.~f~/~ J::~ar~h ] .~Ons are very rare or even nonexistent abolished completely," he said in the But public authorities also have a duty the modem world, encyclical, to defend public order and ensure pub- ~t~sr' 'The pope has made important doc- While many people claim they sup- lic safety, so the concept of "legitimate al progress through the encyclical's port capital punishment because of its defense" of one's own life or the life of Cussion of capital punishment, Cardi- potential to deter other criminals, the others comes into play, he said. rial Ratzinger said, adding, %vhat is writ- pope does not mention deterrence as a While the Church has not questioned ten in the catechism will be possible justification for the death pen- re'f°rmulated•" alty• the legitimacy of using even deadly force Catholic teaching develops by build- • • . to protect oneself or others, it has shown • He stud capital oumshment must be . . - . • ,,. '- growing doubts mat capital punishment ~g on past affirmations, rather than on exammed m the context of a system of . ....... -- .... Is necessary to protect people m modem OVerturning them, the cardinal said. penal lUSUCe ever more in nne wlm nu- . . ~ ~ -- dIn the encyclical, the pope listed the man ~gnity and thus, in the end, with societies. S~h S £~l]}ll~llTl{ry- ] _ eath penalty as one of the pro-life is- ,....,.. c ..... a ..._: ..... The DoDe used a ouote from the cat- God ~ V~,~, ,o~ .~,~ ~ ~uu~y .... :des calling for Church concern and .... ~Public authonty must redress the vlo- echism to close his argument: !f blood- C~11~ D,11~I, • Ction. . . lation of ersonal and social ri hts b less means are sufficient to defend hu- P g Y .... 5114 llh,,i. Ltul , DiSCUssing caoltal oumshment, he said imposing on the offender an adequate man lives against an aggressor and to ,_ pumshments must seek to guaran-punishment for the crime, as a condi- protect public order and the safety of ~.e public order, protect individuals and don for the offender to regain the exer- persons, public auth, ority must limit it- {;63-41 | 8 ~e. p,. [l. Saxlon rehabilitate criminals, cise of his or her freedom," Pope John self to such means. (~ Come by, call, fax OF Ca. ptive nuns maderosaries from cotton to keep up hope I, v f I / By Cindy Wooden they ran in the northwestern town of strips, Sister Bertelli told reporters after 1Guardian Church Goods[ ~VICE 25 from the polio rehabilitation center nuns made little rosaries out of cotton Kambia. Intense activity by rebels in the meeting with the pope. | 409 West 7th St. Little Rock | ,~ VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Using rosa- area had forced them to close the clinic "Fhen we thought of making rosaries ~ 372-2582 ~ Fax 378-0133J ~es made of tied cotton and later of in early January. from the vines, and we said we would give "qOtte d jungle vines, seven missionary Members of the United Revolutionary them, as gifts when we were freed -- it t~s kidnapped in Sierra Leone, Africa, Front kidnapped more than 100 was a sign of our hope," she said. rayed their way through 55 days of cap- teen-agers and young adults from Kambia The missionaries would not go into Vity. SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Randolph Boltz. fo,,me, SSA c,",o,'.ev Coil for free phone consultohon. LR 37q-6800 or 1-800-772-0702 along with the missionaries and marched details and seemed momentarily shocked ary-q~he the whole group an estimated 120 miles Sister Bello explained members of the Xaverian Mission- into silence when I ~1 ~i°ciety of Mary, who were freed March into the jungle, that the cross on the rosary had a special t0'gave one of the '%ush-rope" rosaries The kidnapped missionaries were Sis- connection to a hostage killed by the ~.P.e John Paul II March 27. ters Adriana Marsili, an Italian with U.S. captors• Weli_?~ue the seven nuns said they were citizenship; Teresa BeUo, Angela Bertelli, Another long pause followed when a• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • t_---ue:- eated and respected by their cap- Agnese Chiletti, Anna Mosconi and Lucia reporter asked the nuns how they knew • SEE THE GREAT PASSION PLAY vrs r^ and were free to pray.together,, the. Santarelli, all Italians; and Hildegard some of the hostages from Kambia were •• in Eureka Sprin~, Arid 131 pkg. • ~tSary they gave the pope gives wlmess to Jacoby, a Brazilian. killed. • for ~roups now includes the best • i "t~ttark side of their experience as well. The hostages were given no time to "We saw moments of humanity and • *1a tickets, plus lod,in, mealsV• r~l'he seven missionaries, whose a~es collect personal belongings, so to aid their moments of violence, moral violence in • " • " Where one call does it prayer on the six-and-a-haft-day march, the the same people," said Sister Mosconi. • • • KELLER'S COUNTI DOP. I , [ For Sale ] • • ••••••••0••••••••••••• l To single lots in Calvary [ [ Cemetery, Little Rock; newer [ II n section of K, lot 24 I, L#s I & 3. Please call. 758-3092| J