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LVi II, NO. 23 Ouardian Official (Publication of the 00iocese of Cittle 00och LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS JUNE 6, i969 will take place be- after the Mass. will be served at noon larish house. W. F. Roman of St. Louis, president of the Catholic Women's Union, uest. Rev. Hilary Filiatreau, ]3., pastor of St. Ignatius in Scranton, is spiritual of the Union. Mrs. E r- president, will pre- the session. Catholic Women's Union is a branch of the Catholic Women's Union, of the Catholic Cen- of America, an apo- group that is the oldest lay organization in the States. Like the men's the CWU is devoted to of Christian princi- social, cultural, and civic life. Breaking Ground for New Good Counsel Church Aborted Baby Found Alive in Bag Sent To Hospital Incinerator Glasgow, Scotland -- Britain's sence of resuscitation immediate- liberalized 1967 Abortions Act is ly after birth, subsequent exposure under fire as a result of an ap- to cold and the baby's prematur- palling scandal of surgical inep- ity. The jury did not blame anyone titude, in particular, but details of the The aborted baby of a 20-year- case have been sent to the Crown old student about 26 weeks preg- Office (public prosecutor) to in- nant was found to be still alive vestigate possible charges. eight hours after being sent in Earlier St. John-Stevashadask- a bag from the operating theater ed the British government in the to the hospital incinerator. House of Commons to amend the Conscience-stricken doctors Abortions Act to prevent a min- rushed the tiny infant to an in- cubator and did all they could to SEE ABORTION ON PAGE 3 keep him alive. But the child died. This obviously suggests that Wreck Kills among the more than 30,000 leg- alized abortions carried out in Great Britain since the Abortions EXcellency BishopAlbertL. Fletcher turned Rock. Atleft, holding the crozier, isTheRev. Act wasadopted, there must have Priest Dad shovel of earth atMay 26groundbreaking Charles F. Kordsmeier, diocesan chancellor, been many perfectly formed liv- ing -- or medioally viable -- babies to launch construction of a new Our (Related photographs and stories are on pages who were dumped in bags and seat of Good Counsel parish church in Little 2, 3 and 8). (Pete Major Photo) off to hospital incinerators. A Catholic move to tighten the new abortion law already has been M k announced. Norman St. John- to ar Orphanage Picnic Father Savary's 00,e,00.%catholic member of parli- ament who led the well organized Plans Near Completion Father Dies but unsuccessful campaign against Jubilee  Little Rock -- Elaborate the bill, said he will introduce plans were being completed this E1 Dorado a private (non-party)bill to make -- The Catholic Wo- week for an expanded St. Joseph's -- A concel- it compulsory for one of the two Union of Arkansas will hold Orphanage picnic, sponsored by ebrated Re- doctors required to approve an state convention here Little Rock Council 812, Knights quiem Mass abortion to be a consultant spec- June 2. It will mark the of Columbus. was offered ialist. of the C.W.U. Scores of Knights are cooper- in Holy Re- At present any two doctors can (lay's program will begin ating in advance preparations for d e e m e r sign the document, allowing a wo- Mass celebrated at 10:15 the fund-raising event to be con- Church here man to have an abortion legally ducted Saturday and Sunday, June May 29 for for a wide variety of causes. This His Excellency Bishop amounts practically to abortion on Fletcher in Sacred Heart 14-15 on the orphanage grounds Thomas M. The Rev. James Foley, here. (Ted) Savary demand for anyone. of the church, will Midway attractions will be con- by his son, The Rev. James R. Sa- In the case of the aborted baby, structed in the next few days vary, assistantpastoratSt. Mary's found alive at the very door of to be ready for a spaghetti din- Church, Hot Springs. Mr. Savary a Glasgow hospital incinerator, a net and street dance Saturday died in an E1 Dorado hospital jury was impaneled to investigate. Father Sweeney evening. The Sunday program will May 26. The jury unanimously recommend- be the same as the one-day events Priests concelebrating with ed a ban on all abortions if the Texarkana, Ark. -- Sixty-eight of previous years. Dinner will be Father Savary were The Rev. Paul fetus is approaching or at a "vi- priests, two Bishops and hundreds served beginning at 5 P.M. The Bujarski, The Rev. Earl Booth, able" age. The jury also recom- of religious and laymen thronged midway will open early Sunday The Rev. Louis Janesko, The Rev. mended that when an infant near St. Edward's Church here last afternoon. Thomas Sebaugh, and The Rev. or at a viable age -- between Monday morning for the joint fun- All proceeds of the two-day pic- Joseph Doyle. The Rev. Richard 8 and 34 weeks, according to eral of The Rev. Leo T. Sweeney, nic will be used for the benefit Strock served as Master of Cere- evidence at the inquiry -- is de- 36, and his father, Leo T. S'wee- of the orphanage, administered by monies.The homily was given by livered by abortion, all possible ney, Sr., 69, victims of a May 9 the Benedictine Sisters of St. Msgr. Joseph A. Murray, V.G. resuscitation facilities should be automobile collision onU.S.High- Scholastica Convent, Fort Smith. His Excellency Auxiliary Bishop used. way 67, two miles south of Hope. The jury found that the baby His Excellency Bishop Albert SEE SAVARY ON PAGE 2 in this case had died due to ab- L. Fletcher of Little Rock was the principal celebrant of the Requiem Mass. Concelebrants were His Ex- Pope Paul Decries Critical Catholics cellency Auxiliary Bishop Lawr- ence P. Graves and 52 other e Sentry Says: Priestly Celibacy Is Reasonable. Put the Cop Back On the Beat. Details, Read Qui Vive? on Page 4) priests. Bishop Fletcher preached Vatican City (NC)-- Pope Paul ity and the Pope's service. The you shoulder th consequences, the homily, citing the dignity of the has decried Catholics who criticize group is celebrating its 100th an- often demanding and burdensome." priesthood, the uncertainty of life the Church while refusing to com- niversary. Subsequently referring to "the and the great loss suffered by St. mil themselves lovingly to it. "You do not stand in the ranks conflicts that disrupt every region Edward's parish in the death of in irony, he called them "pro- of the apathetic, occasional and of the earth," Pope Paul told Mr. Sweeney and by the Diocese phetic and evolved." conformist Catholics who, as the crowds in St. Peter's square June of Little Rock in the death of a He was receiving the Circolo saying goes, are leaving their 1 that the Church has the duty young, promising and faithful San Pietro, a group of Roman posts." to follow the world's troubles, priest. laymen dedicated to works of char- "You live by your ideas, aware The caskets of the father and of the ideas of others and respec- The Church is not a "foreign his priest-son were taken to the ting them,butnotmakingthemyour observer," he said, because it church Sunday evening foraparish own by easy and convenient ad- has a pastoral obligation that puts missions, so often the fashion," it "in the midst of people and inRoSarYthe churchServiCe'untilandtheyremalnedthe funeralwith he continued, events." family groups of parishioners "Nor do you show yourselves In speaking of the world' s trouble keeping vigils throughout the night to be prophetic and evolved Ca- spots, the Pope mentioned specif- and morning. Burial was in CaN tholics, thus to shirk the corn- ically the conflicts in Vietnam, vary Cemetery, Texarkana, where mitments of the ecclesiastical the Middle East and Nigeria, and The Rev. Leo J. Riedmeller, pas- community and to arrogate the described them as "those three tor of St. Edward's, offered the right of criticism without soil- wars that never end." He also committal prayers for Mr.Swee- clarity and without love. You are cited "the troubled uprisings of Catholics close to the Pope, and dearest Latin America." SEE SWEENEY ON PAGE 2