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VOL l.XXJX. NO. DIOCESE OF LFITLE ROCK, AR JULY 15, 1990 I I I and other religions, other than Cathol- Children of AIDS, - I= says he's on oc m- a "mission from a cult that lures down o. theirluck addicted babies people with offers of food and housing Cult I = or ro urfaces and then converts them through peer enjoy woman's care ...... pressure and isolation techniques. Alamo, 55, is wanted on a 1988 child Chicago (CNS) - Anti-Catholic pare- abuse charge in California, where au- Chicago (CNS) - To Sr. Frances Bren- phleteer Tony Alamo (uh-LAH-moe) thorities say he supervised the beating ner, supervisor at a center that cares has defended his tracts as being true of a sect member s I 1-year-old, accord- for children who are neglected or born and claimed he was on a mission from ing to news sources, with addictions, the philosophy of Cod. His leaflet claims the Catholic Church dealing with children is quite simple. | / . It lsn t a hate tract, Alamo told The is a zombie-type cult and gruesome "I love spoiling kids and I don t be- New World, newspaper of the Chicago Nazi religion" that controls the U.S. lieve for a minute that you can reallyiii " / archdiocese, about his latest pamphlet, news media and government. ,, love a child too much, said the 60-year- headlined Fugitive Pope," which began Pres. Bush is "a puppet of the pope, old home supervisor for the Columbus- / appearing this sDring in various parts Alamo said in a telephone interview. Maryville Medical and Child Reception r ;h.] of the U S "Is tell'in" the truth hatredS" " Center in Chicago. :[u0] Alamo heads fundamentalist His leaflet claims the After being called sister for 40years, I feel more like a grandmother now," added Brenner, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis. : ~ ' CNS The center cares for about 2,500 Sr. Frances Brenner cuddles an in- abused and neglected children from rant at Chicago's Columbus-Ma- Illinois each year. ryville Child Reception Center. "Most of our youngsters come from parents with AIDS or with drug addic- of Children and Family Services asked tions, mainly heroine and cocaine, she that Columbus-Maryville take over s d. . ; management of the main Cook County She bec me involved in 1987 after Emergency Children's Center in met- officials from the Illinois Department See "Brenner," page 6 Texas bishops' to preserve and promote their own life and health and that of others. We firmly ementary education, Sr. nutrition/hydration demnationreiterate theofchurch SeuthanasiaCOntinuedas definedCn'in secre[ I statement released Vatlcans ]980 Declaration onEutha- I lncent Infi ta m the ad nlstratav offices of !A~I ~~ve offices of I nasia. :XI']I lge in Louisville, KY. ] There are cases when it can be morally This responsibility for conserving life bron came to SVIMC in I appropriate" to withdraw "a tificial nut.- See "Bishops," page 8 p rtofPasto l t tion and hydration from a pe nanently ! unconsdous person, says a May 7 'Interim | Sr. M, kigo Pastoral Statem t on Artificial Nutrition | dies in Fc E and Hydration issued jointly by I6 of the l Pi 18 Texas Catholic bishops and the Texas IC _ statement reiterates the Churc. hs "continued condemnation of euthanasia and distin- guishes the morally appropriate withdrawal ] ooz iII ,-, 6 i of artifidal nutrition and hydration from I I I both murder and suicide. Those who should I I ;" I I make treatment decisions in cases of uncon- !1z- ="1 sdous or incompetent patients, as well as consdous and competent patients "with a fatal pathology," are also discussed in the statement. It stresses the ncalculable worth and "inherent dignity" of every person, while examining situations in which efforts to maintain life and restore health may become disproportionately burdensome for_ a patient or others. The text of the statement follows. Human life is God s precious gift to each person. We possess and treasure it as a sacred trust. All persons there- fore have a moral responsibility, in accord with their own capacities, roles and personal vocation, to make those decisions and take those necessary steps Sr. M. Ligouri Baker, OSB, dies in Fort Smith at 87 Page 12