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PAGE I0 THE GUARDIAN I JULY 18, 1969 Washington Priests' Senate Appeals To Dissidents to End Deveseve Actions Pope Paul VI, who often ur- ges Catholics to pray for cer- fain causes, has made a simp- ler appeal to Just pray. "Pray. We will not say this time for precisely what rea- son," the Pope said in a Sunday talk. "We will leave it up to you to determine the particular in- tentions," he said. "The motives are not lacking: needs, fears, sorrows, misfor- tunes, sufferings; together with many hopes, good examples of generosity, patience, faith and love." * * dr French theologian Jean Cardi- nal Danielou warns that persons trying to diminish the authority of the pope in favor of the col- legial authority of the bishops run the risk of seriously dam- aging both. In L'Osservatore Romano-- Vatican City dally -- of July 11, Cardinal Danielou observed: "Some persons imprudently and in absolute contradiction to the acts of the (Second Vatican) Coun- cil are placing in opposition epis- copal collegiality and the per- sonal infallibility of the bishop of Rome." * * dr Through works of education and charity, the Catholic Church can help to bestow benefits on the people of Iraq, Pope Paul VI has declared. In accepting the credentials of Iraq's new ambassador to the Holy See, Ibrahim Abdul Rah- man A1-Dawood, the Pope said the Church holds out the "hand of friendship" to Iraq. * * dr The Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity has delegated four official Catholic observers to the second assembly of the All-Africa Conference of Churches, to be held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from Sept. 1 to 12. Father Thomas Stransky, C.S.P., a staff member of the Unity Sec- refariat, will be one of the ob- servers. * dr , Pope Paul VI, receiving mem- bers of the council of the World Wildlife Fund and wishing them well "in your admirable efforts," remarked that although man "is the master of creation, man must not destroy it." *dr* Pope Paul VI donated $75,000 toward the construction of facil- ities for study, recreation, and retreats for students at the Na- tional University in Mexico City. * dr . Defamatory pamphlets against Pope Paul VI were found scat- tered throughout Castelgandolfo Washington (NC) -- The Senate tion, a small but militant organ- other. In the same spirit, inthese been called by of Priests of the Washington arch- ization of local Catholics, es- troubled times, we urge a spec- Asked why the diocese expressed "regret and sorrow" at the actions of two controversial Catholic organiza- tions, and unanimously urged them to "put aside their present divisive activities within the arch- diocese." A statement issued by the Senate also appealed to "our brother priests who have left the active ministry.., to return to the priestly life and priestly work to which they have been cal- led by Christ." The statement, formulated with the unanimous consent of the Senate, was directed at the Wash- ingtoa Lay Association and the Center for Chrisitan Renewal, or- ganizations which have been at odds with archdiocesan officials here, particularly since last year's difficulties over Pope Paul's birth control encyclical, Humanae Vitae. The Washington Lay Associa- only a few days before his arrival at his summer retreat. Two days earlier in Rome, po- lice arrested four women for dis- tributIng similar pamphlets. The women claimed to be followers of "Antipope Clements XV," a Frenchman and an ex-priest who several months ago created dis- turbances in St. Peter's Square. He was later asked to leave Italy by the government. The only clue police had about the incident here was that the pamphlets apparently were scat- tered by several persons ridIng through the village in a red sports car. tablished the Center last fall as a residence for priests who left their rectories after dis- agreeing with Patrick Cardinal O'- Boyle on the subject of the ency- clical. Since then the Center has be- come the springboard for anumber of militant activities including for. ced "teach-ins" in Washington churches to combat what the groups term "racism" in the archdiocese, and the publica- tion of a controversial newslet- ter, The Voice. The Senate of Priests is a free- ly elected body representative of the 325 parish priests of the arch- diocese and 50 priest members of religious orders working here. "The Senate... expresses re- gret and sorrow at the actions of t he s e two organizations and strongly urges them to put aside their present divisive activities within the archdiocese, and to return to the spiritual unity of the Catholic Community under the leadership of our spiritual shep- herd," the statement said. "We make this statement in a spirit of authentic Christian con- cern and true charity, conscious of our responsibilities as priests of God's people and deeply con- cerned about the spiritual vitality of all our faithful," it continued. "We do this in a spirit of pray- er for the unity that can come only when we are one in Christ, one with our bishop, and one wltheach nomination, also ordered that the commission be more closely tied to the Clergy Congregation. ial fidelity to Christ and to His Church for all our people and especially our priests. "We offer in prayer and true brotherhood a special appeal to our brother priests who have left the active ministry of the Church to return to the priestly life and priestly work to which they have issued, a Senate plied: "We're not cerbate the trying to let our diocese know where The Senate forwarded statement to the tion of Priests headquarters are in PocaA00,ontas , Walnut Church & Shopper's Guidel Trade & Save at Home with your local rlends and neighbors where your business is always appreclatedl POCAHONTAS--St. Paul's Church. Sunday Masses, 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Holyday Masses: 7:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. WALNUT RIDGE -- Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. 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The Church is composed of im- perfect, limited men, of sinners," he said at his Wednesday general audience. "It is a sacred insti- tution, but it is constructed with human material, ever inadequate and frail." But in criticizing these frailities, public opinion has all too oftenbecome "superficial, ma- lignant and anxious to discover and create sensational impressions," he said. * dr dr John Cardinal Wright, prefect of the Congregation of the Cler- gy and former bishop of Pitts- burgh, has been named a member of the cardinalitial commisson for the sanctuaries of Pompei and Loreto. Pope Paul VI, in making that dr*dr A church for Ukrainian Cath- olics and an institute for Uk- rainian studies have been opened in Rome, fulfilling a long-felt desire of Soviet-exiled Joseph Cardinal Slipyj. The new complex of buildings devoted to service of Ukrainian Catholics spread throughout the world is located on the northeast- ern outskirts of Rome. Reds Seek Link To St. Stephen Fete Bonn, Germany ('NC) -- The Hun- garian communist regime islink- ing the Sth anniversary of the Red takeover of Hungary with the 1,000th anniversary of King St. Stephen, the founder of the na- tion, according to a report by the German Catholic news agency KNA. Celebrations in Hungary in 1972 will mark the St. Stephen millen- nium, according to Archbishop Jozsef Ijjas of Kalocsa, head of the Hungarian Bishops Conference. The same year there will be a commemoration of the establish- ment of the first Christian com- munity in the country, 1,000 years earlier. Keep Current READ The Guardian Woods arson l is a crime. Report any sign of it. ', HELP PREVENT " FOREST FIRES ( eou'.c,- IN THE SOUTH Portrait-C "Color Weddings A 1414 Them POCAHI Ph. BARDEN'S CLEANERS "Tops in Dry Cleaning" 704 So. Bettis - Ph. 892-5825 Clark Pocahontas, Ark. Walnut OLDSMOBILE I.H. 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