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Briefs of three Indian - Juan Quigu Ca j, Mendoza Tezun Esteban Cochi each sentenced to years in prison and VOL. LXXI, NO. 25 JUNE 18, 1982 $2,000 -- for the 1981 of an American Father Stan- was overturn- the appeals court in :ua, Guatemala, said there was "in- to find Paul II urged to divert spending to the care of their citizens he visited a Rome to bless a new unit for children, ing that research at the physical of citizens" must be , financed." conference has approved Burdick-Stevens to roll back rate  increases which would such mail as newspapers. of seminarians in the last training ordination to the in the United now has dropped 4,000 for the first m several decades, to the latest on seminary by the for Applied the Apostolate ',ton, D.C. Jozef Glempf of and Gniezno, primate, strongly Pope John Paul II to his homeland again August, perhaps his cue from British who had lobbied the previous for a papal trip to of 18 deacons 19 elders of the held 15 at the National of the Immaculate )tion in Washington, J. Gaston Hebert, pastor of Christ the Parish, Little Rock, the celebrant of the televised Mass for this Sunday, June 7 A.M. on Station Channel 11. Lectors John Marschewski Roger Larkowski. Marscbewski will the responsorial Servers will be Jay and Jerry Inside arm Workers revise Page 6 on 1982 Special Pro- Page 7 , to burses for edu- arians. Page 8 sons... places in national Knights of Amer- Page 8 Pope Makes Trip to Argentina Prays for Peace On Hurried Visit Parking Deck at St. Vincent's Infirmary Ground-breaking ceremonies were held ford, S.C.N., president and chief recently at St. Vincent Infirmary, Little executive officer of the Infirmary, Rock, for a new parking deck. An ar- presided at the ceremony, along with His chitect's drawing of the new building is Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald shown. Sister Margaret Vincent Bland- of Little Rock. Dr. and Mrs. Matthias Baltz To Receive Papal Honors Pocahontas -- Dr. and Mrs. here with His Excellency DoctorBaltzasa Knight of St. Matthias A. Baltz of Bishop Andrew J. McDonald Gregory the Great and will Pocahontas will formally of Little Rock officiating, confer on Mrs. Baltz the Pro receive papal honors Sunday, At the 10:30A.M. Mass June Ecclesia et Pontifice (For June 27, in St. Paul's Church 27, the Bishop will invest Church and Pontiff) Medal. A reception in the Parish Center will follow the Mass. Catholic Population Pope John Paul II conferred Knighthood on Doctor Baltz and the medal on Mrs. Baltz 51 207 579 in U S last July, but the investitures have been delayed, pending receipt from Rome of a The new issue of The Of- There were four high singular, tailor-made ficial Catholic Directory schools with 1,012 students, Knight's uniform and choice records 51,207,579 Catholics in two private high schools with of a date convenient for all the United States as of Jan. 1, 1,113 students, 29 parochial involved. 1982, 22.17 per cent of the total elementary schools with 5,068 Doctor and Mrs. Baltz, who population, students and five private are 79 and 75, respectively, A record total of 18,903 elementary schools with 450 are being honored for a life- parishes was recorded. The students, time of devotion and service number of priests, brothers to St. Paul's parish, where and sisters decreased, but the Sisters their home provided number of deacons increased, hospitality for priests and A full-time enrollment of To T /' Religious for many years, students in all Catholic eCCl! even as they reared a large schools reached 3,712,102, an DocfrJ family. increase of 32,744 despite 72 re There are eight Baltz fewer elementary and high. children and 31 grand- schools. Jonesboro -- At a corn- children, all of whom are The number of infant missioning service held in expected to attend the June baptisms was the highest in 10 Holy Angels Convent chapel 27 ceremonies. The children years (982,586) and the here recently, Mother Mary are Mrs. Horace E. (Mary number of converts (92,862) John Seyler, O.S.B., assigned Therese) Davis of Clarksville, the highest in13 years. 20 Olivetan Benedictine Tenn., Guy Rainer Baltz of In -Arkansas, there were Sisters to 11 parishes to teach Little Rock, Mrs. Henry G. 2,081 high School pupils and CCD classes at Bible Vacation (Rita Catherine) Dust of 5,075 elementary students. In School. Pocahontas, Mrs. Carlton all, 14,822students wereunder Assignmentswere: (Madeline) Throesch of Catholic instruction. There Sister Yvonne Lerner and Engleberg, Mrs. William were 16 teaching priests, 29 Sister Marie Bernard Casey, (Mildred) Kueter of teaching brothers, 83 teaching Batesville; Sister Mary Anne Jonesboro, Dr. Albert L. Baltz sisters and 270 lay teachers Nuce, Camden; Sister Alberta of Pocahontas, Mrs. Lloyd for atotalof398. Krebs and Sister Deborah (Regina) Harper of "Hardy There were seven Catholic Schump, Colgate, Okla.; and Mrs. Dennis (Janet) Holt hospitals with 1,987 beds. Sister Mary Anne Nuce and of Pocahontas. Patients treated annually Sister Judith Delesandro, The retired Pocahontas totalled 291,109. There was Fordyce; Sister Geraldine physician and his wife said one home for the aged with 92 Homer and Sister Conrad that no formal invitations to guests. Frankenberger, Hardy; the investiture rites are being Infant baptisms totalled Sister Conrad Frankenberger mailed, but they hope their 1,581. There were 582 con- and Sister M. Columba priest, Religious and lay verts, with total baptisms Moore, Helena; Sister M. friends will accept an open 2,163. There were 753 Joan Hess, Little Rock, Christ invitation to attend both the marriages, 662 deaths, and theKing;SisterMaryCamille Mass and the reception. Catholics numbered 61,298 of McNeil, Sister M. Sharon Assisting Doctor Baltz the total state population of Bourgeois, Sister Phyllis during his investiture will be 2,284,037. Enderlin, McGehee; Sister Sir William W. O'Donnell, Arkansas had one bishop, Jane Frances Dallmer and K.S.G., managing editor of two abbots, 108 diocesan Sister Eileen Schneider, St. The Guardian and associate priests and 66 Religious Martinsville, La., St. diocesan director of corn- priests for a total of 174 Joseph's; Sister M. Floren- munications. HeandSirW. E. priests. There were 27 tine Tempel and Sister "Billy" Mitchell, retired deacons, 58 brothers, 519 Jeannette Bayer, Slovak, and manager of the Little Rock sisters, 88 parishes with 76 Sister M. Pauline Morath, Boys" Club, are the only other resident pastors, 35 missions, Sister Cecilia Maria Shannon, living Knights of St. Gregory six stations and 52 chapels. Sister Miriam Burns, the Great in Arkansas. Sir There were 23 diocesan Springdale. Billy will not be able to attend students in other seminaries During the service, theCCD the Pocahontas rites due to for a total of 23 seminarians. See Sisters on Pg. 4 illness. (From Press Dispatches) smiling broadly and blessing cheering crowds in the mild Pope John Paul II last sunshine. Saturday ended his hurried In an address to over 120 two-day, 13,800-mile journey Latin American_ Catholic to Argentina on .an un- leaders who gathered in precedented personal peace Buenos Aires, the pontiff mission by leading two urged the prelates to act as million Argentines in Buenos "heralds and ministers of Aires in a prayer for peace reconcilation," but to avoid and urging Latin America's politics. Catholic leaders to speak out He told the assembled against "hatred and discord." clergy to pray "for a peaceful The Pope celebrated his and stable solution to the second open-air Mass of the presentconflict." whirlwind tour in front of a 60- The Pope said his visit to foot cross in Palermo Park. Argentina, where the Catholic Later in the day, he boarded Church is state-supported, an Argentine jetliner and flew should not be interpreted "in to Rome, ending a visit the political terms that would Vatican had said was an steer it away from its purely evangelical mission to evangelical meaning." "counter-balance" the' On arriving last Friday, the pontiff's visit to Britain last Pope met with Argentina's month. .junta and prayed for an end to Police estimated two the Falkland Islands war with million Argentines jammed Britain. the park in a posh district of There" were no signs of the capital for the Mass, resentment about the Pope's waving banners in the blue- recent visit to Britain - a and-white national colors and long-planned ecumenical trip gold-and-white papal flags, he almost canceled lest it The three members of appear he favored the British Argentine's ruling military side in the war. Instead, he junta joined in shouting hastily arranged the "Viva" to the Pope that were "eounter-baladeing" "visit to followed by cries of "Viva la Argentina. Patria," Spanish for "long "I have come to pray for live thefatherland." peace -- for a dignified and "Do not allow hatred to rot just solution to the armed your generous energies and conflict," the Pope told the capacity for agreement Argentine priests and nuns in which you all carry inside tbe Metropolitan Cathedral. you," the Pope told the crowd Then he crossed historic in a homily that he reportedly Plaza de Mayo, the square strengthened overnight to where Argentina's most include the plea for peace, important political events "Join hands in a chain of have been announced, and union Stronger than the chains met the military triumvirate of war." that currently runs the nation. Pope John Paul apparently Large security forces was unaware of reports of guarded the Pope. In the gold- heavy fighting as he went chandeliered White Room of through a busy morning of ceremonies in the capital, See Pope'son Pg.4 Benedictines Hold Retreat At Holy Angels Convent Jonesboro -- June activities delegated to announce the at Holy Angels Convent here official opening of the included the annual corn- Olivetan Benedictine Sisters munity retreat, at which triennial General Chapter. almost all the members of the The purpose of this Chapter Olivetan Benedictine Sisters was the updating of the were participants, present Constitution. Father Hugh Assenmacher, First on the agenda prior to O.S.B., sub-prior of New the official opening of the Subiaco Abbey, was the General Chapter, the Sisters retreat master. Father Hugh elected a community Council also is choir master and member to fill a vacancy left organist for the Subiaco by a member whose term community, expired. Sister M. Elaine The basic tenets and WiUett, O.S.B., was voted to principles of the Benedictine begin her second term as a monastic life was the theme of Council member. the retreat. A General Chapter com- mittee was elected a year ago The senior members of the to prepare and handle all the community of Sisters here business needed for the renewed their perpetual vows General Chapter sessions this at a Scriptural service. At the summer: Sister M. Benedicta Offertory of the Eucharistic Boeckmann, O.S.B., Sister M. Sacrifice, eight of the tem- porary professed Sisters Julia Pruss, O.S.B.; Sister M. Celestine Pond, O.S.B.; Sister renewed their Benedictine M. Henrietta Hockle, O.S.B., monastic vows together for and Sister M. Beatrice another year. The retreat Schneider, O.S.B.,secretary. closed at the end of this Mass, The sessions of the General with Father Hugh giving the Apostolic Blessing. Chapter were spent con- sidering and discussing Following the close of the changes and-or additions retreat, Father Aloysius G. suggested by community Dunleavy, V.F., chaplain of members, followed by a St. Bernard "Hospital, was community vote.