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L. NO. 2"4 D' CESE OF LITI-LE ROCK, AR JUNE 24, 1990 :'] llthop Andrew J. McDonald stands in front of the Cathedral of St n drew ;| ith (from left) Deacon Johnson Mattingly, and2he newly-ordained priests, l ev. Thomas J Baker and Rev Vincent M. Flu ,che. More photos page 15. i " ] urnbers: l atholics growing, shrinking By Carl Eifert Waa.hington (CNS) - In the 40 years 1966 - 2005, the number of active priests in the U.S. will have by 40 percent while the will have increased 24 and 38 percent. That's the depth of the priest short- seen by Richard Schoenherr of University of Wisconsin at Madison, consid ered to be a top authority on the subject. In the mid-1960s, there were about 750 U.S. Catholics for every priest. Today, the ratio is about 2,000 to 1. By 2005 that ratio will be approximately 3,100 to 1. Schoenherr, a Catholic, said he expected to publish his research results sometime this year in a book tentatively titled The Catholic Priestin the United States: Demographic Investigations. Schoenhcrr has provided a private report on his research without analysis to the U.S. Catholic Conference and to bishops who cooperated in the study. The work was clone with a grant from See "Numbers," page 13 Sr. Catherine Markey, MHS, of Little Rock (L), Diocesan Direc- tor of the Office of Justice and Peace, and Sr. Yvonne Lerner OSB, of Malvern, Campus Minister at Henderson State and Ou- achita Baptist universities in Arkadelphia, stand in silent protest against the execution of John Edward Swindler. More photos and re- lated articles be- ginning page 7. Deborah Htlllard His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald announces the following appointments: West Central: Rev. Msgr. Francis J. McKee, VF Western: Rev. Msgr. William E. Galvin, VF Rev. Francis I. Malone, JCL Chancellor Effective June 10: OP, Rev. James p. West, Priest Moderao Sr. Marie Celine Frey, tor of the Diocesan CYO. dies at age 80. Effective July h See page 12 |l Subiaco - SrYDa iian bl20 B, " tc "en t7 co" "k fore Benedictine Rev.Thomas Baker, Assistant Pastor, -- ....... reCently celebrated 50 years of pro-monks and the students of Subiaco St.Rev.JOhnvincentParish, Flusche,H0t Springs.Assistant Pas- ' tr [reseed service, and was included in a Academy. In addition to her eight tor, Blessed Sacrament parish,