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PAGE 6 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC April 14, 1991 except in cases of rape or incest that were found Sinner's arguments misleading, marion about risks and alternatives before reported to police or if the woman's life Efforts to categorize abortion as only a having an abortion. [A similar bill was re- V was in danger, religious issue "cloud the issue when moral cently defeated in the Arkansas Legislature.] Sinner's "Historyis full ofaccounts ofthe ,misu~,, ,aluesin theaborfion debates actually come The bishops said, "It is only just that law of govern.mental power, often for a good from natural laws that predate Christianity should apply the same standard to the Bismark, ND (CNS)- North Dakota Gov. cause, said Sinner, a Democrat. "Such abuse and that are embodied in the U.S. Consti- abortion decision that the medical cornrnu- George Sinner April 1 vetoed what would must be resisted on both sides. Government tufion," said a statement from the North nity follows in regard to all medical and ~' have been the nation's strictest abortion law, must not overstep its bounds. It must not Dakota Cathofic Conference, the bishops' surgical procedures where informed con- and the state legislature in action the fot- play God." policy arm. sent must be received and recorded." lowing day failed to override it. With a 63-43 vote, the House was eight North Dakota Right to Life said Sinner Existing North Dakota law requires mi- Sinner, a Catholic, said that although he votes short of the 71 needed to override the had "coldly tumed his back on thousands nors to get parental consent or a judge'S agrees with the Church teaching that veto. , of unbom children who will continue to approval to have an abortion; requires a grc abortion is wrong, the issue here.., is the North Dakota s two Catholic bishops, needlessly die in North Dakota. married woman to have her husband's t~ role of law. Bishop John F. Kinney of Bismarck and Sinner did sign another bill requiring permission for an abortion; and prohibitS si~ The bill would have prohibited abortions Bishop James S. Sullivan of Fargo, said they women to wait 24 hours and receive infor- use of public money for abortions. Sp -~ hat "Exorcism," from page 1 On "N'tghdine," Wallace, who attended Jo~ ~ Razza, identified as a psychotherapist, said the exorcism, said that "there wasn't any off-camera that since the exorcism, Gina physical manifestation of any ,kind of de- r~ stayed in the here and now .... I mean we monic activity." However, he came away ce DR. JAMES CLAY WELLBORN, JR. can talk to her, we can reason with her. We believing" possession is possible, hesaid."We can start to imlx~se some behavioral tech- may have wimessed a possession and a~ niques on her." exorcism of demons." Announces the relocation of his office In promoting the program, ABC stressed " asl the s eg~n, ent was filmed with the Catholic LeBar was also on '~lightline" April 5, for the practice of General and Vascular surgery Church s permission, staling that "the Catholic Church has de" fined the existence of the devil as a falle0 de ABC producer Rob Wallace told Catholic angel." ca from Suite 402 to 220 News Service that Archbishop John P. Foley, ~Fhis fallen angel wants to do eve CrYct~,~dg Blandf0rd Physician Center head of the Pontifical Council for Social in its power to keep people from God re Communication, was contacted about the LeBar said, and that s what the traditional, N, #5 St. Vincent Circle program, centuries-long battle has been between g .o~., o[ Foley said he had corresponded with and evil, between God and the devil. P| Little Rock, AR 72205 ~nar lastJune. The prelate said he had no McBrien, however, said that evil personified 663-9600 by app0intment filmingimmediate comment about the idea ofan exorcism and said such a pro- as a devil is not a defined dogma of thechurch. .... He said that behind LeBar s I gram would be "difficult to do. thinking was heretical teaching pitting God I In a telephone in,terview, Schaffer said against Satan, like, he said, a '~tar Trek" Gina came to Razza s attention in 1989. episode. Schaffer also said Gina was what she termed LeBar denied he yeas saying God and tc "obsessed," not yet possessed by the devil. Satan were in battle and that "the struggle LAMPS LAMPSHADES REPAIRS is in the human beings between good and Wallace told CNS that a distinction be- evil.., i tween possession and obsession was ex-McBrien added that programs such plained to him, but that he didn't include the "20/20 segment "make ,Ca, tholicisr0 si ~'-'--i t 7 \\ lb it in the prcgram because q decided it was looklike some bizarre religion. more confusing to bring up the issue of obsession. As he understood it, he said, Palm Beach diocesan spokesperson ReV. possession involves demons affecting a Leo Armbrust said April 8 the diocese had I 5608 R Street person from inside and obsession from "yet to receive one positive reaction to the little Rock, AR 72207 demons outside, program. 3p 501/666-2628 h 1 Pete" Zakrzewski Fran Yaniger ou're assured when you're insured. Risk Managers - Insurance 1501 N. Pierce in the Hillside Building, LR 664 - 0204 Howard Hardin Larry Wilson Someone's child has abandoned faith in God. 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