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PAGE 10 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC MAY 27, ltj "King," from page 1 the USDA Soil and Conservation Serv- ice, Extension programs and the uni- versifies, especially the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. Widely known for his outstanding contributions to rural development and minority advancement, King has coor- dinated efforts by local, state and fed- eral organizations to provide outreach technical assistance to minority farm- ers. He has provided casework assistance to minority and limited-resource farm- ers with credit access, debt restructur- ing and land-lease problems. Last year, King developed and admini- stered training programs which broke new ground in assisting farmers to convert to non-traditional crops and improve their management skills. King has also been responsible for developing two production coops in eastern and southeastern Arkansas. Both have become a vital means of increasing the cash flow of limited resource farmers and vehicles for ob- taining greater market distribution. mother wins U. S. Catholic award U. S. Catholic Special to Arkansas Catholic Chicago - In workshops around the country, a divorced mother has priests sitting in rapt attention. She's talking about sex. Or, more specifically, sexu- ality- theirs. Patricia Livingston, recipient of the 1990 U.S. Catholic Award for further- ing the cause of women in the Church, teaches about intimacy, attractions and friendships, and about the dangers posed to the spiritual lives of people who live without human affection and warmth. As Associate Director of the Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry at the University of Notre Dame, Liv- ingston has a unique platform from which to speak to the Church - and Church leaders - about the spiritual value of human relationships. isters themselves. You have grnerously shared from your experiences of inti- macy and risk, tenderness and pain, in order to call the Church's ministers to deeper, more integrated human life. You have preached the good news that the heart of the Christian message is love; and human love is a tangible sign of God's love." Livingston said that the Church hasn't always acted as though it believes that message. "Under the old methods of priestly formation, clergy were in no way en- couraged to have intimate friendships," she said. "Their motto was nolle me tangere (don't touch me), and they were even discouraged from having 'particu- lar friendships' among members of their own religious communities." Even today, she said, clergy and reli- gious too often fear their own natural feelings. "Some people think they might not have a religious vocation if they find they are attracted to someone," she said. q remind priests, brothers and nuns in Patricia Livingston commitment," but that it "is attain intimacy in a celibate ship." Livingston said that although Fr. Mark Brummel, CMF, editor of my classes and seminars that it's natu- are risks in pursuing friendship U.S. Catholic, the monthly magazineral to feel attracted to some people and intimacy, the risks of avoiding HERE which has given the award since 1978, those attractions are healthy. We all more dire. -f__.._ RESTS IN I I presented the Steuben Glass award to need to be hugged - celibate people, Previous winners include the lat HONORED GLORY I I Livingston. too. - Then Bowman, Elisabeth SchUS [ I I Wou represent a source of wisdom Saying that American society placed Fiorenza, Sr. Mary Luke Tobin, ge AMEPdC kI . J often overlooked in the Church," hetoo much emphasis on genital sexual- mary Radford Rue er, Archbisll' lxD said to Livingston. "Too often, divorced, ity, Livingston said that "touch that Raymond Hunthausen,and ArchbislCCf Cr olJg, lcl i:; single mothers are looked upon as could lead to intercourse will not have Robert Wealdand Bishop objects of ministry rather than as min- integrity for those with a celibate McManus. ~ " _.,,.,.-- ~ rssssr.... Fr, Leol The Vatican has given condit' endorsement to liberation the[d, Know any good news? says CI which seeks to apply Gospel solUJ to social and political problemS' Send it to: ItS own "The Church has incorporated Arkansas Catholic P. O. Box 7417 Memorial Day 1990 r =k. , AR 7zz l Are you missing power in your Christian life? Would you like to know more about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? You are invited to attend a LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR to be held Fri., June 1 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PMand Sat., June 2 8:00 AM - 4 : DO PM at Our Lady of the Good Counsel Church, 13th & Van Buren Sts. Little Rock. A For additional information, call Mary Lynch 565-0702 (after 5:30 PM) or A1 Saucier 847-4265. V OAK FOREST CLEANERS h,. & LAUNDRY " 11'2tt1'7 a'crk'p 7B/v2 4 / 663-6049 .) V 8717 W. Markham LittJe Rock, AR 7220S 224 7611 La Paz, Bolivia (CNS) - Brazilian Franciscan Fr. Leonardo Boff said the Catholic Church needs its own form of perestroika, including a decentralization of decision-making. Fr. Boffwas quoted in Bolivian news- papers during a two-day visit to the city of Cochabamba. The Franciscan, a principal architect of Latin American liberation theology, has twice been suspended by the Vatican from speak- ing publicly on Church matters. He has made previous calls for re- structuring the Church. "What we wish is for there to be per- estroika and glasnost wi thin the Church... that there be transparency in the deci- sion-making process," Fr. Boff was quoted as saying. He called on the Church hierarchy to consult "not only the bishops" but to listen to "the other Christian communities, to priests, to women." Perestroika and glasnost are the Rus- sian words for restructuring and open- ness and have been used to promote reforms in Soviet society initiated by Pres. Mikhail Gorbachev. Fr. Boff also defended liberation theology, saying that it "is not about the Church seeking the liberation of the poor, but rather that the poor show an option for their fel!ow I or;"' .... its position the cry of the poor, : can support them further so can reclaim the word of God," Fr. said. wom611 priesthood. The Anglican Communion ordain women in the U.S., Hong Kong, New Zealand and The number of women,bishopS increasing. can Communion, has voted women priests. Ordination to the priesthood is expected place before the end of the Church of Ireland currently women to the diaconate. The ordination of women strain between churches of the' can Communion and the Church, which bans women fro# Dublin, Ireland (CNS) - The of Ireland, part of the worldwide I