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Abortion, Natural Family Planning Second in a thwe-pmt series. In Iris book, Abortion and Healing, Rev. Michael T. Mannion writes, 'If the Lord is going to use us as the vehicle to bring a n, St pro-life perspec- tive on life, we cannot afford the luxury of judgmentalism, tastiness and vile rhetoric. Con- demnafion of an action without compassion for the person in- volved accom- n, By Melinda plishes tittle." Many women Huddleston who have had .~ ~-- abortions condnu- ally condemn themselves, says Anne Dierks ~i-I of the Little Rqck Diocese s Respect Life i- I O ce. 1 Dierks is in charge of coordinating II] Project Rachel for the diocese, a ministry of ~ ~ave~LTdb~.on~lliati on for women who Used since 1850 Wmhing~n (CNS) - After battling recurrent false rumors that its traditional "moon and stars" Rev. Jim Schratz Rev. Scott R. Friend [R], director of the Diocesan Council for Hispanics, accepts Spanish language Bibles from Deacon Matt Mattingly, director of the Little Rock Scripture Study office and Lilly Hess, associate director of the office. Since 1990, LRSS has provided 575 copies of La Biblia for dis- tribution among Hispanics in the diocese. "So often these women feel that they can never be forgiven," she ,said. "And we do have a forgiving Lorxl who has said he will forgive us, and those women need to know that and be brought back into the Church. Project Rachel is to let these women know that they (~m come back and they can be forgiven for what they have done." Po~t-abortion syndrome According to material in the Respect Life office, mmW women who have had an abor- don suffer from "post-abortion syndrome." Its s>~ptoms include guilt, anxiety, psycho- logical "numbing," depression and, some- times, thoughts of suicide. Teri Reksser, a cotmselor and executive director of the Conejo Valley G-isis Preg- nancy Center in southern California, and her husband, Dr. Paul Reisser, have dealt extensively with women who have suffered as a result of having abortions. And they note in their pamphlet, "Help for the Postabortion Woman" that many profes- sional counselors make tight of the women's experiences of grief and loss after having abortions. See "Abortion," page 8 on the matter and ha~-repeatedly'~lenied the rumors since they. began. Since 1985 Procter & Gamble has gradually removed the moon and stars" logo from most of its products. The logo probably will be lim- ited to use in buildings and on awards and sta- tionery, company officials said. Guidelines will be developed on when to use which symbols. logo is a sign of its association with Satanism, the Procter & Gamble Co. announced that it is redesigningitscontroversialtrademark. ~ (~ [~ [I Terry Loftus, spokesman for the Cincinnati- .... based consumer products company, said Procter By Sr. Pierre Vorstm', OSB & Gamble is also adopting two corporate logos to COmplement the "moon and stars" design. The confl'oversial logo, which the company has been using since 1850, has a bearded man m a crescent moon surrounded by 15 stars, ;Which represent the lg original colonies, ac- Cording to company oitldals. The "moon and stars" will continue to be the company's officially registered trademark, t-oftus said. But the company is eliminating curly 'hairs in the man s beard that look fike the aumber six. The sixes helped fuel the rumors that Procter & Gamble supports Satan; the nt~aaber 666 is linked with the devil in the Book :of Revelation in the Bible. i The company, which manufactures such Products as Pampers disposable diapers, Qharmin bathroom tissue and Ivory soap, first ilaunched a national media campaign in 1982 io COmbat rtunors that surfaced in 1981 that its go was a satanic symbol. The wave of rumors was initially thought to S heohe spread fundamentalist Christians in the by uth and the Southwest, but later it was found Some Catholic parishes unwittingly helped )Pread the rumor through parish bulletins and [ other activities. J The company has filed a number of lawsuits Ppimepas Comuniones en DeOueen. Por Padre Edmundo Mundwiller, OFM DeQueen - Most of their parents had celebrated First Communion in Catholic Mexico, in larger, perhaps more ancient churches. But here, a few roiling miles from the Oklahoma border, the beautiful celebra- L & rI & the sicL Working in monastery-sponsored institutions validated her real desire. Fort Smith - Sr. Francisca Ziegel, bom Her second career began when she at- in Boonville, MO, ks the daughter of the tended SL Mary Hospital School for Prac- late Lester and Catherine ' fical Nursing in Pierre, Immele Ziegel. She had ~ SD. After receiving her two sisters and three LPN de~ee she served brothers. Robert lives in ~~::>~ ~ the sick'in St. losenh ~;i;'.:~ : ::~,~ :~:~'~4:~" . . o r Boonville, MO; Lorene, Hospital, Boonville, MO; Viola, Francis and Henry i!i:::.: ~~ ~i~:/:~ St. Anthony Hospital, are deceased. -- if:. '!~ ~iiMorrilton; S~ Mary'Hos- The Benedictine Sis- pital, Dermott; and St. ters of St. Joseph Hospi- ~:.f Scholastica Infirmary, tal in Boonville atwacted Fort Smith. her and she derided to ~.;:.ff;:. Ziegel often ~ralks the come to the ::~i:!: grotmds of the monas- motherhouse, St, tery. Sometimes she is Scholastica's in Fort praying, other times she Smith, to see if that was is listing to taped music the call God had in mind ~~ or the musical sounds of forher, the, e ofna e. Having made her IL~ monastic professionJune :_ _ ~ In addition to walk- 24, 1931, she was as- ~r. Francisea Ziegel in she enjo~ playing g~ ..... signed to teach' elemen- - Scrabble and reading. "I tary school in Moberly, MO. Later she am listed as having retired in 1987," she taught in Paris, Alms and Hartman. said, "but if you can call making beds for She confided to her superiors that she the guests at the retreat center being re- really would prefer a career working with fired, I guess I am." tion of Christ's Body and Blood was handed on to 28 young Mexican-Americans onJtme 2, the Feast of Corpus Christi. Almost no grandparents were able to attend, but you could taste the pride, rever- ence and spirit of celebration as the young people, along with their fatuities and loved, ones packed la Igh~a de Santa Barbara. Under pre~ious Pastors, Rev. John Baltz and Rev. Larry (Lormz/to) Hoyt, continuing efforts had been made for Doctrina (catechetical instruction of children). Franciscan Rev. larry (Lorenzote) Brummer, OFM, helped to bring more continuity and support to Eucharistic celebrations and the catechetical instruction. The date of Corpus Christi had been See page L_