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PAGE 8 THE GUARDIAN, MAY 2, 1969 S Archbishop Hannan S00rmon at Eplscopal Ordlnatlon (Following is the text of the sermon delivered by Archbishop Philip M. Hannan of New Orleans during the episcopal ordination of Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence P. Graves in St. Andrew's Cathedral, Little Rock, last Friday). St. Paul, during his final days of imprisonment in Rome, wrote these stirring words to Timothy: "For this reason, I admonish thee to stir up the grace of God which is in thee by the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of prudence. Do not, therefore, be ashamed of tes- timony for our Lord, nor of me, his prisoner, but enter into my sufferings for the gospel through the power of God. He has re- deemed us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and the grace which was granted to us in Christ Jesus before this world existed but is now manifested by the enlighten- ment of our Savior Jesus Christ." (II Tim. 1, 6-10) These words present the charge to a bishop as relevant to 1969 as it was in the year 67 when it was written. These words are not only a charge but a consola- tion. They not only impose the burden of the full priesthood of Christ but they assure us of the strength and support of Christ-- "the grace which was granted to us in Christ Jesus." The work of Christ will produce its fruit if it is performed in the spirit of Christ. This is crucial for any time but especially for our day. The bishop must be the communicator of the power and the faith of Christ not according to his desires or even his disposi- tion; he must communicate that power and faith in the manner of Christ who called Him to do His work. The self-fulfillment of Archbishop Hannan the bishop consists of his fun : [ filling the role of Christ in letter f I and spirit, fruits of this world. Those who | | The faith and the power of God have risen in revolt are those : | are vitally needed today. As who have been given everything to R  | man liberates himself from the meet their needs on this earth. V | fear of bodily want, as hebecomes The turbulence in society -- | assured of enoughbread tosustain whether it is in the "yard" of I | life, he insmtently thinks of the fmr Harvard or m the tuner | | whole reason for human life. As city of Newark -- points to a | ' ] a typical instance, witness the crisis in faith. The struggle is | Distr!butingbynn  | struggle in Communist Russia in the soul of man. Man is I ARKANSAS I where they teach that man can be taking a new look, sometimes an | PACKING CO.. I satisfied completely ..... by the plen- agonizing appraisal, of his stand- I | teous and equal enjoyment of the mg m life. This is not to say IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, Head of Garrison Avenue. Sunday Masses, 6:00, 7:30, 9:00, 10:.30 and 1 Noon. Holyday Masses, 6:00 and 8:00 AM. 13:05 and 5:30 P.M. First Fridays, 7:00 and 8:00. Miraculous Medal de- votion, Wednesday after Mass. Confessions; Saturdays, 3: 30-5:00, 7:30 - 8:30 P.M. Thursday before First Friday and Eve of Holy- days 4:30-5: 30, 7:30-8:30. *** ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, 1822 North 8th Street. Sunday Mass: I0 A. M. Holy day Mass to be announced. Holyday Masses: 5:30, 6:15, 7:15 and 8:30 &M. and 7:00 P.M. First Fridays: 6:00 and 8:00 &M. First Saturdays: 6:00 and 8:00A.M. Confessions: Saturdays 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. and 6:.45 to 8:00 P.M. Eve of Holydays and First Fri- days: 4:00 to 6:00 and 7:00 to 8:45 P.M. CHRIST THE KING, 1920 South Greenwood Avenue, Sunday Masses: 7:00, 8:00, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. Holydays: 7:00, 8:00, 9:.30 and 10:30 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. First Friday: 7:00, 8:00 and 11:25 A.M. Weekdays (Schooldays) 11:.5 A.M. VAN BUREN, SL Michael's Church. Sunday Mass: 9:.00 A.M. Holyday Masses: 6:30 /i.M. and 6:00 P.M. JENNY LIND, Sts. Sabina and Mary Church. Sunday Mass; 7:00 A.M. Holyday Mass; 7:30 P.M. BARLING, Sacred Heart of Mary Church, two Masses every Sunday at 6:30 and 8:00 A.M. Holyday Mass: 8:00 A.M. and 6:30 P.M. CLINTON that, as in any turmoil, there are not a number of reckless and irresponsible people. But both the legitimate and illegitimate demands or concerns of those involved show the absolute neces- sity of an orientation of man around God. There cannot be a cohesion in society unless there is some agreement on underlying prin- ciples. Those principles were stated years ago for our civic community in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. They rest on the conviction that God created man and that man must respect the will of His Creator. In short, we believe nationally that we cannot have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without agreeing on God as the center of life. I think that it was provi- dential that these documents were written at the end of the eighteen- th century. I wonder if they could have been agreed upon today in our Country. We have made enormous ad- vances in pursuing our national goals. We have had failures or frustrations which we hope will be overcome -- as the failure in racial justice and equality. But we can never make decisive pro- gress or reach the summit unless we agree that man is basically a spiritual being whose life goes beyond this planetary existence. We can only have peace if we are convinced that man is not material because materialism begets in- equality, divisions, chasms in society. If man is only the sum total of his wealth, or Ms talents, or his influence, or his passions, then there will always be disunity because all men differ in these respects, and they compete according to their differences. The uniting of society comes from the spiritual nature of man. Man must view his fellow /man as a brother under God, not as a sales competitor or a commercial outlet, or acounter-demonstrator. Any other approach is doomed to fail, as communist materialism has. In place of a loving God they have a dictatorial Lenin or Marx or Stalin or MaP tse tung. St. Paul went to the real core of the matter when he made a plea for his Christian brother, Onesimus, a runawaY slave. He wrote to his master Philemon and demanded in his effective, pleading way that Philemon con- sider Onesimus as his "very heart" -- "I am sending him back it explode?" This is the task to which Graves, with his eminent and the whole people of this diocese, devotes he assumes the fullness priesthood. In every facet word, it is an It requires cooperation witll group in the family of requires attention to of life which bears of man; it pertains to itual interests for the word oikomene, means the world. The task goes to of God for no until it rests in Him. I ity has made a definite tu cently in its That turn was evident as the ' craft, Apollo 8, rounded the and the crew read the of Genesis -- God's creation world. That space-age national God. It was a space- phrasing of our Independence which is a tion of dependence on sounded, for the fly, our dedication to Father. That universal dedication intended by the crew of Recently, in Houston, usa of a group of bishops Manned Space Center, we Colonel Anders, a member crew, report on that famoUS sage. He stated that in reading Genesis was to a message to the whole family. The on Christmas but it to all mankind, Chri Christian. The motive for of long-standing conviction'! CONTINUED ON PAa 9 Serving Pine Bluff and South-East for 40 years 3 Locations Confessions: Saturday, Vigil of FURNITURE CO. to thee and do thou welcome him ST. BONIFACE CHURCH, 1820 Feasts and First Fridays, 4:30 to 919 Rollers Ave. Fort Smith as though he were my very heart." 4520 Dollorway Rd. North B Street. Sunday Masses: 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Hwyl 65 South at 6:00, 7:45, 9:.30 and 11:00 A.M. and before all Masses. Phone SU 3-8281 (v. 12) No argument about legal- ism, or pressure, or worry about Brontwood DL the status quo or what the neigh- 26th & Cherry , I The Fentress bors may think. St. Paul saw -- I I I Philemon's soul and the soul of __  ' Food Center Produce Exchange Onesimus as the two ruling fac- . m,Jllllh I "For Those Who Care To Save" I tors, the ultimate realities. And upon these realities he established I 1120 GARRISON i i Mortuary a community of utter trust, justice IdlJ I Fort Smith Arkansas I and freedom. The Americazi dream is a I 1805 North A. 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