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PAGE 11 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC APRIL 22. 1990 "Ethiopia," from page 1 .... " archbishops"Saint"" fromPlgtel March. . and told million people per month are in place. ""o2" ' them of her reslgnauon before the "We have the food, we have the infra- ' Vatican announcement, structure -what we don't have is peace," . : :i "I would be very grateful if you would he said. kindly pray for us, that we do all for Ethiopia's Marxist government is the glory of God, the good of our locked in civil war with the Eritrean SOciety and our poor," Mother Teresa People's Liberation Front and the *" t01d the bishops. Tigray People's Liberation Front. The In a separate letter to bishops, Mother situation is especially grim in Tigray, Teresa sai- ..... - - u she cuu not want any tunawhere rebels have denied relief work- 'i f[ .raising done for her or the women of ers access to the area for more than a the order, year. . "In the nearly 40 years that the Mis- In addition, food supplies have been 0naries of Charity have existed in the destroyed in fighting at the port of hutch, we have depended stricdy upon Massawa, which until recently was the divine providence to meet all our principal channel for foreign relief needs,- sh • e wrote, efforts. The port was closed when fight- "Jesus has c;/red for us with a tender, ing between the government and the generous love. It is his Father's work, EPLF escalated. The port was the cheap- and he will provide for it. Yes, we ac- est, most efficient port for relief into Cept contributions from individuals, but Tigray and Eritrea. Meanwhile, the do not solicit them or allow anyonegovernment halted all distributions of to solicit them for us." e relief food in Eritrea. The order has about 1,900 memb rs,In Tigray, the TPLF objected to A Tlgrayan woman harvests stalks of barley which can now only be used : 0t Whom about 30 are contemplative government-stipulatedpreconditions to as cattle fr l. (Richard MilIor/CAFOD) rtUns Me "- . , st of the contemplatives are relief efforts, and the' situation wors- Ill the U.S. where there are about 170 ened. the conflict dooms the hungry. We call next four months, we need free pas- Sters and 28 houses. More than 160 According to statistics revealed in an for a long term, peaceful solution tO sage of food into affected areas." 0Uses are in India. . . Ash Wednesday Congressional hearing,the war, on all fronts, but we cannot In 1963, Mother Teresa co-foundectfour to five million Ethiopians face wait. To save millions of lives in the e Missionary Brothers of Charity with " death by starvation unless'warring fac- • Australian, Fr Andrew Travers-Ball, tions allow relief efforts to' resume and Who left the Jesuits to join her work. As continue. :Mth Br. Andrew, whose tide is servant- After intense negotiations with gov- geaeral, the few priests in the commu- ernment and rebels, CRS and other ui ar fl ty e called brother and use their agencies were recently given access to only. The male community (.he'southem port of Assab, Where food can be moved into southern Tigray. REAL ESTATE ) ,,: The few priests in theThe famine is one of a series in this :eOmrnunity are called broth- decade that have decimated Ethiopia. FOR SALE :Clinton Road, N. L.R., 1 build- Bishop Andrew J. McDonald and the staff of Arkansas Catholic, without making a statement on the faith of per- sons who engage in such prayer, neither solicit nor en- dorse prayer practices which purport to guarantee results or seek to condition God's free gifts of grace and favor. In 1982, CRS began an emergency ins lot. 131' frontage. Utilities available. and use their fin'st names program in Ethiopia, even though itwas Phone 835-8961. another two years before the famine -- --- became news in the U.S. The agency FOR SALE:SunsetTrail, N. L.R., 1 Iot250' g Own to about 400 members in 80 continued relief efforts there, but crop frontage, 200' deep. Utilities available. : °uiatries. In the U.S., professed broth- failure and widespread famine recurred Phone: 835-8961. Ws Work in five houses, in 1987-8. Donors quickly responded ' 1969, 'in response to a growing that time, and relief efforts reached 1.5 ( HOME IMPROVEMENT "":rest among laity who wanted to be SRC ated with her work, an informally Only the conflict dooms LicensedRem°deling& Bonded." AdditionS-CallDeCks753.7698,and Siding ctured, ecumenical international the hungry. GOINES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY °ciation of Co-Workers of Mother 'eresawas formed with the approval of million people in time. ( MISCELLANEOUS ) Thanks St. Jude and Sacred Heartf0rfavors Paul VI - Politics and civil war, however, plague ";MWAY PRODUCTS. PHONE 666-3174-- granted.- H.L.S. he seT " • .._ eral hundred thousand co- ; re ers pay no dues and do not en-relief efforts in the north, forcing CRS and other agencies to switch from 0 m fund raisin% but sunnort the ground movement to airlifts to move MAY THE SACRED HEART OFJESUS BE rde=-b" ADORED, GLORIFIED, LOVED & PRE- Y pra er and workin with the SERVED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD =ff:ff -7r" y g in food supplies. Based on our long experience in NOW & FOREVER. SACRED HEART OF lathe Missionaries of Charity started Ethiopia, we understand that to reach JESUS, PRAY FOR US. ST. JUDE THE y -as a diocesan community and 15 all of the populations at risk, conditions WORKER OF MIRACLES, PRAY FOR US. later the Vatican recognized it asmust allow all relief agencies on both ST. JUDE, THE HELPER OF THE HOPE- CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING ; l ,.r thqcalcon eg, ation, directlv under sides of the conflict to reach their LESS, PRAYFORUS...SAYTHISPRAYER can jurisdicti" on". " maximum capacity," said CRS Senior 9 TIMES; BY THE 8th DAY, YOUR RATES: $1.50 per line ( 5 words th'.",e members take Vows of poverty, Director for Africa Region David Hold- PRAYERS WILL BE ANSWERED. IT HAS per line ). Deadline is Wednes- ,i e ty and obedience, but the vow of ridge in testimony before a joint hear- NEVER BEEN KNOWN TO FAIL. PUBLICA- day, 12 noon...ten days prior to ' gate. rty stricter that in other congre- ins of the House Select Committee on TION MUST BE PROMISED.THANK YOU, .... ',ash " publication. Mail your ad with a that, ecause Mother Teresa believes Hunger and the House Committee on ST. JUDE. - F.E. i to be able to love the poor and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa check tO: CLASSIFIEDS c/o -,yes,, the ,DOor_ , we must be poor our- in late February. answering my prayers.'- A.B.W. ARKANSAS CATHOLIC !' :=Concerned people everywhere are i addition, the Missionaries of profoundly depressed by the prospect Thanks to St. Jude for answering my prayer. P O BOX 7417 Little R0ck,AR aftra both sistersand brothers, take of mass starvation in Ethiopia, particu- A.C. 72217 Call R0n Hall, 664- Vow of "wholehearted and free, larly since the donor response has been Thanks to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. 0340,ext. 326 or fax your classi- to the poorest of the poor. excellent and relief agencies such as Jude for favor granted: - V.K. CRS have the capacity to respond. Only fled ad, 664-9075.