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PAGE 6 ARKANSAS CATHoEIC JUNE 17, St. Mary students in Paragould recently participated in the Mayfest 90 art contest featuring scenes from "The Wizard of Oz." L to R: Kelby Midkiff, fifth grade, son of Marlene and Ronnie Brengard, second place; Fern Formica, an original Oz Munchkin; Jake Bland, fifth grade, son of Joyce and John Bland, first place; Margaret Pellegrini, also a Munchkin; and Steven George, sixth grade, son of Wanda George, third place. Standing behind the group is pastor Rev. Richard Davis. The "Munchkins," who helped make the 1939 classic movie a timeless favorite, gave out prizes to the contest winners. Bishop Herzig: Girls serving at altar in line with logic, Canon Law Tyler, TX (CNS)- Bishop Charles E. Herzig of Tyler has said pastors can refer to both Canon Law and logic to defend their decision to allow girls to serve at the altar. Bishop Herzig said that "without going into a long explanation" he be- lieves there are two arguments that prompt pastors to allow girls to be altar servers. First, the revised Code of Canon Law of 1983, he said, did not retain a canon from the 1917 code that restricted ministry at the altar to males. Second, the Church allows women to viously been in force," he said. | "Good people are aligned on b0[ sides of the issue, and until it is resolve definitely and authoritatively the te sion must be characterized by mum respect and charity," said the bisho The second draft, of the U.S. bishopl pastoral on women s concerns, relet in April, calls for a reversal of Chur norms excluding women from cert lay ministries, such as lector and all server. It says existing norms "seem contradict our mandate that women i more visibly involved in the life of Church." Bishop Her'zig noted that where girl are permitted to be altar servers, "f0 It seems logical that i: mama can distribute the body and blood of the Lord, little Suzie, ought to be al, distribute Communion - a much greater lowed to present the cruet privilege than serving at the altar. "If you can do the greater, you can do the and to ring the bell, .,.1 lesser," he said. the most part this does not cause "It seems logical that if mama, a concern; in fact, it is accepted quit 1 woman, can hold and distribute the readily. " body and blood of the Lord, little Suzie, "Most people seem to understand a girl, ought to be allowed to carry the their attendance at the altar is simply,!4 processional cross and the books, to service, and certainly is not one of theJ present the cruets and to ring the bell," official ministries in which the girls baVe said Bishop Herzig. been installed officially by the Church Bishop Herzig said girls serve at the altar in some of the parishes within his diocese. "I have not prohibited them from doing so. At the same time I have not encouraged the pastors to inaugu- rate the practice where it has not pre- he said. Canon law restricts to males the real installation to the ml lector and acolyte, but Mass either gender are not acolytes in sense, the bishop said. op To put money to diocesan use could put $ in y0u Pueblo, CO (CNS) - Pueblo Bishop ocesan newspaper, was also closed, ..... Church Insurance Service Financial Group [ Arthur N. Tafoya has said he wants to production being shifted to the Cadt0" sell his house to ease the diocese's lie Herald, newspaper of the neighbor" n~ ~.funamo sen~ s*r~e 1975 .,9,s [ Specialist of Ark. financial crunch, ing Diocese of Colorado Springs. . Presents...coLlege scholarships, | 1. 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