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VOL. LXXX, NO. 2.5 Child poverty in U.S.: the fact will continue to a moral abomination It urged a comprehen- sive program to reverse By Jerry l teau government policies ofrecentyears that have helped exacerbate the Washington (CNS)- The escala- nation's rich-fx~r gap. " lion of child poverty in the U.S. is Between 1973 and 1988, it said, a moral abomination and an act after adjusting for inflation the rich- of national destruction that can and est tenth of the nation enjoyed an must stop," said a report released 18 percent increase in income, but by the Children's Defense Fund. the income of the lowest two-fifths The 33-page report said more of the people dropped six percent. than 12 milfion American children The report said the actual data "one-fifth of all the country's chit- about child poverty show that: dren - live in poverty. "Most poor families work. The number of U.S. poor chil-Nearly two of every three poor fami- then grew by more than 2.2 rail- lies with children in 1989 contained lion from 1979 to 1989, even though at least one worker, typically the the last seven years of that decade household head." Were a period of uninterrupted * Most poor children are white. economic growth. While poverty rates remain higher Tiffed "Child Poverty in among black children, ~white child America," the report praised cur- [xwerty rates grew much faster than rent national goals of improving black child poverty rates during the education and health care among 1980s, and Lalino rates grew the the nation's young people but said: fastest.... Even if the black and ~qae biggest obstade to reaching Latino child poverty rates were as the goals is our nation's extensive as the white rate, the U.S. still child poverty .... Until we tackle would have one ofthe highestchild child poverty head-on, the chal- poverty rates among We.stem in- lenges and costs of repairing the See "Poverty," page 6 " 111111111111I DIOCESE OF LI'FILE ROCK, AR JUNE 30, 1991 Slae grew up Vanessa H~/NotthMmt Arkansas Morning News St. Bernard's in Bella Vista recently broke ground to begin construction of a new church, a parish hall and rectory, and provide for two addRional expansions, projecting a future congregation of over 2000 members. Pictured L to R: Norma Hoover, parish council presi- dent, Pastor Rev. Joseph Ender-Iin, Bob Kasper and Charles Mayer of the church building committee. I [ I When she asked mother about to the convent, otmaei home asI:: felt: I the family,", she recallec 9SB, :: ~: lime her 'nZou must go to Wichita Falls, a dry away from home, and work a few years in order to see if you hoRle.~" Working three dollars a week k ARer ~ years, she went bae again leave heine to enter St. Scholastica's in Fort Smith. were not in School. lhe interaate donment of the. farm. Minister in raon , the lick, an did ask my dad if I amH active member in the mo emenL Just before her life, her oldest brother, Saints, Mr. Ida, and St. Jude, Waldron. Effect Aug. 16, 1991: Rev. W'fllimn Moran, SJ, Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Siloam Springs. Bishop AndrewJ. McDonald announces Effective Sept. 1, 1991: the following appointments: Rev. John Marconi, Family Life Direc- Effective 15, 1991: tor. ' Rev. James Fanrak, OSFS, Pastor, St. Rev. Francis I. Malone, JCL Agnes Parish, Mena, with Missions of All (~mncellor I ='"''w'ce "ve" 1 In Seattle -- has surgery. Page 5 Archbishop, peace Seattle (C2qS) - Seattle Archbishop ~6 o- Raymond G. Hunthausen, recognized in- ~ 0.