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t*#.~ . ,.i.* ,, -, ,%.- - . ,., . , . , , . . PAGE 5 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC JUNE 17, 1990 Mary School in Lake Village recently graduated its first kindergarten in the school's 80-year history. The 18 graduates received diplomas "Uncle Sam" and performed for the audience under the direction of (L rear) their teacher, Joyce Gregory, and aides Freddy Black and Bonnie The next day, the first awards assembly was held, with certificates distributed by pastor Rev. George Turner and principal Anne Sikora. Superintendent Sr. Henrietta Hockle, OSB, addressed the students. Rock Scripture Draws 118 participants Rock - People from Texas, Kan- Tennessee, Illinois, Ala- Wyoming, Florida, Iowa, )i, Michigan and Oklahoma Arkansans- 118 in all - in the first Rock Scripture Study Bible held at St. John's Center here 1-3. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP, a pro- of Old Testament Studies and of the Department of Biblical Lit- and Languages at Catholic Theo- Union in Chicago, shared reflec- on the Psalms- on interpretation for prayer and ministry, for mystery of God's presence, for the Temple, for God's presence in and for David's royalty and gift of the Spirit. erre Roberts, accompanied David LeSieur of North Little "Speaking of God in and Story." to Catherine Upchurch of office, Stuhlmueller impressed audience as a speaker who was yet powerful in his message, and humorous yet scholarly, intel- deeply spiritual." He brought PSalms "alive by introducing us to the and the language of the time n they were sung and written, and ;us to enter into dialogue with our CUltural and personal experiences," Said. challenged us to apply the psalms and torture so present world today, especially in Latin she said. i: Catherine Upchurch with Rev. Car- roll Stuhlmueller. Audiotapes are available of Stuhlmueller's presentations for $5 each. Contact the LRSS office at 664-0540. Next year's Institute will be held June 21-25 on a New Testament topic. IThat Arkansas Wine eaerhehr/ Wiederkehr Village | Altus, AR 72821 | 468-2611 y Salvadoran bis call for end to boycott hops By Deborah HUliard Little Rock - Bishop AndrewJ. McDonald has received a copy of an open letter from the bishops of El Salvador to the U.S. bish- ops, asking that the boycott against Salva- doran coffee, a boycott which originated in the U.S., be stopped. In the letter, the Salvadoran bishops acknowledge the purpose of the boycott - "to pressure the Salvadoran government, more than the guerrillas, to bring about an end of the war through dialogue and nego- tiations, to guarantee respect for human rights, to investigate the crime against [murder of] the Jesuit priests and punish those responsible, etc." The bishops go on to say, however, that they "reject completely the Salvadoran cof- fee boycott as being an attack against jus- tice since it harms indiscriminately not only the coffee growers [the infamous "14 fami- lies" who control the Salvadoran economy] but the people as well whose livelihood is from working with coffee...." The bishops call the boycott "more of a political than an evangefical" activity which is continuing "the war against the country's economy whose infrastructure has been systematically destroyed by the FMLN [Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front] in these ten years of conflict." The bishops say that at "an appropriate time" they will write a "pastoral letter" on the "problems originating from the way in which the coffee industry has traditionally been run" in that country. Sr. Catherine Markey, MHS, director of the diocesan Justice and Peace office, said that earlier this year she was given to under- stand that "the labor unions involved sup- ported such a boycott and hoped that the decrezse in such sales would decrease the amount of money available for arms pur- chase and the continuance of the civil war" in El Salvador. Markey said she encourages Catholics in Arkansas to "respect the wishes of the bish- ops of E1 Salvador, and to continue to pray and perform good works to bring about a negotiated settlement to the civil war in this troubled area of the world." Sr. Geraldine Adams, OSB Sr. Geraldine Adams, OSB, dies In Fort Smith at 91 Fort Smith - Sr. Geraldine Adams, OSB, 91, of St. Scholastica Monastery here, died June 2. The daughter of Moritz and Barbara Adams, she was born on Mar. 6, 1899. She entered the convent in Shoal Creek in 1921 and professed vows Dec. 9, 1923. Sr. Adams was a primary school teacher for more than 50 years, teaching in Altus, Clarksville, Marche, Lake Village, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Paris and St. Vincent. She retired to the monastery in 1970 and 1974, but was asked each time to return to active ministry. She did retire in 1977. She had 22 sisters and brothers. Two of her sisters entered St. Scholastica - Sr. Evangelist, who preceded her in death, and Sr. Majella, who lives at the monas- tery. Other survivors are a sister, Agnes Nelke of Oregon; two half-sisters, Pauline Keller of Florida and Clara Hoffman of Ohio; and a half-brother, Matt Adams of California. Funeral Mass was celebrated in the monastery chapel by Rev. Placidus Eck- art, OSB, a nephew, and concelebrated by Rev. Armand Nigro, SJ, retreat mas- ter, and Rev.Joseph Milan, chaplain. Also participating were her nieces, Sisters Frances Teresa and Mary Adams, Bede and Christine Eckart, all of the monas- tery. Burial was in St. Scholastica Ceme- tery. / Sir Loinl STEAK HOUSE AND Aaron Ross, Owner RED COAT TAVERN I "Serving the best prime- rib for over 16 years..." 3 blocks west of NLR Holiday Inn. Open 5:30 - 10:00 pmMonday - Thursday 5:30- 10:30 pm Friday & Saturday ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEIrI'ED