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LVI I I, NO. 30 Oauardian OFficial CPublication of the q00iocese of Cittle 00oclt LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS JULY 25, 1969 With 00stbns Gathering for Church Dedication shop Dedicates arianna Church "- Catholics in this l Arkansas city have a new 31,000 edifice-- the Andrew -- was ded- by His Excellency L. Fletcher of Little r, The Rev. John E. other priests and 200 laymen assembled June 29 during Shop Fletcher was the Celebrant of a concele- were Father The Rev. Edward L. of Pine Bluff, a former Msgr. Joseph and The Rev. of Malvern. were The Rev. who was Ceremonies; Msgr. of Helena and The J. Kettler of Wyrme. replaced by the new edifice, dated back to 1912 when a small church building, in need of considerable renovating, was acquired by a small Marianna congregation. This original St. Andrew's Church, named for the son of Capt. and Mrs. J. L. Trouy SEE MARIANNA ON PAGE 2 'Conquerors of Moon' Saluted By Paul Vl for Audacious Feat Castelgandolfo (NC)-- Pope Paul VI hailed the landing of the U.S. astronauts on the moon with a special message over televisi0nin which he described them as "con- querors of the moon." Pope Paul had followed the jour- ney of the three U.S. astronauts in its various phases with great interest and fervent prayers. in his Sunday noon talk the Pope spoke at length of the moon flight and of its meaning for man- kind. He lauded the historic voy- age for its audacity and for man's accomplishment in asserting his domination over space. But he ad- ded: "We must not forget the need and duty that man has to dominate himself," and pointed to the wars in Vietnam, Africa and the Middle East as well as to the disturbances between E1 Salvador and Honduras. In his talk the Pope said: "Today is a great day, anhis- toric day for humanity, if indeed this evening two men will set foot Nixon's Population Message Praised btl Familg Life Director Washington (NC) -- An official of the United States Catholic Con- ference has called President Nix- on's message to Congress on family planning and population growth "a positive and construc- tive approach to the problem." Father James T. McHugh, di- rector of the Family Life Divi- te Nuns Have No Piano to give the Carmelites lessons ff they ever are able to acquire a piano. There is no dearth of music in the cloister, however, as many laymen know who have visited the monastery chapel while the nuns were chanting the Hours or singing for Mass. During recreation periods, they enjoy classical music and some of the better popular music pro- vided by a well-used record player that was given to them sev- eral years ago with a small re- cord library. Nevertheless, a piano in the cloister could provide diversion the nuns have not enjoyed in al- most 20 years they have lived and prayed in the Diocese of Little Rock. sion, USCC, said the President had taken a useful iniUative in placing population questions in a broader perspective than birth prevention alone. At the same time, Father Mc- Hugh said, "basic to our deci- sions (on population questions) must be a strong concern for the dignity of man and the value of human life." In his message to Congress, the President called for a sub- stantial increase in government support of family planning pro- grams in this country and abroad. He proposed establish- ment of a Commission on Popula- tion Growth and the American Future to consider the implica- tions of demographic trends in the U. S. and to make recom- mendations. Father McHugh said creation of such a commission "can lead to a new analysis of population problems in a broadened and more positive perspective." "The need for overall planning, the recognition that effective fam- ily planning is not the only ans- wer to social problems, the aware- ness that many of the easy as- SEE POPULATION ON PG. 3 ROck .. There are many the Dlscalced Car- of Little Rock do the rules of r Prohibit them -- things set and a radio re are other things they that are not forbid- of these is a piano. came to light in re- When a priest who is pianist visited at 7201 West 32nd Was unable to play nuns, of the priest but for the nuns it which they have Months ago, of Mercy from Mary Convent offered to Consecrate 12 Bishops During Uganda Visit (NC) -- Pope Paul in commemoration of the Mar- 12 native bis- tyrs of Uganda, a party of 22 dioceses during persons will make a pilgrimage c Journey to Kampala, on foot from Gulu to Kampala Scheduled for July 31- and climax the walk by meeting Pope Paul duringhis historic visit. will serve in The pilgrimage of Catholics who Zambia, Ga- call themselves "Twenty-two Nigeria, Upper Uganda Martyrs," will reflect ameroons, events leading to the execution of the Uganda martyr-saints. The party leR St. Joseph's cathedral in Gulu July 20 and plans to ar- rive in Kampala July 27 in mem- ory of the seven days within which the Uganda martyrs made their last tragic historic journey -- from the date of their judgment on May 26, 1886 to that of their exe- cution on June 3. on the moon, as we together with the rest of the anxious world ex- ultantly and prayerfully hope may Arkansas Nun Bound For Vietnam Sister Mary Hot Springs -- Sister Mary, R.S.M., director of the Person- nel Development Department at St. Jospeh's Hospital here, has volunteered for 18 months of nurs- ing duty in Vietnam. She has begun a three-month training program in Washington, D.C., to prepare for work with the Vietnam Assistance Program, sponsored by the Agency for In- ternational Development and the Ministry of Health of Vietnam. Sister Mary, who professed vows as a Religious Sister of Mercy 11 years ago, was named as one of the Outstanding Young Women of America in 1967 for her work with alcoholics and mentally re- tarded children at Warner Brown Hospital, E1 Dorado. A registered nurse, Sister Mary is an alumna of Mount St. Mary Academy, Little Rock and St. Xavier College, Chicago. She did post graduate work in the school of St. Paul Hospital, Dallas, Texas. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Carl Grabher of Little Rock. A brother, Albert, lives in Dallas. Sister Mary has been active in youth work. She is state advisor to the Catholic Youth Organiza- tion and to the Blue Angels, young girls who do volunteer work at St. Joseph's Hospital. happily come about. "We would do well to meditate on this extraordinary and amazing event: to meditate on the cosmos which opens up before us its silent and mysterious face in the unlim- ited frame of innumerable cent- uries and of unmeasured spaces." But, said the Pope, man's fas- cination with instruments and tech- nological advances may engulf him even to the edge of madness. "Here is the danger. It is from this possible idolatry of instru- ments that we must guard our- selves. It is true that instruments multiply man's efficiency beyond every limit. But is this efficiency always to his advantage? Does it make him better7 More human? "Or cannot the instrument im- prison man who produces it and make him the servant of a system of life which the instrument by its production and by its use im- poses itself as boss? Everything depends on man's heart. It is absolutely necessary that theheart of man become more free, all the more good, all the more religious, as all the.greater and dangerous becomes the power of the machine, of arms, of the instruments which man puts at his own disposal. "In the rapture of this tiring day, which is a real triumph for the means produced by man to SEE Moon ON PAGE 2 Germun Nun Is Venero.ble Cincinnati (NC) -- Mother Fran- ces Schervier, who founded the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor at Aachen, Germany, in 1845, has been declared venerable by the Congregation of Rites in Rome. in citing the heroic quality of the virtues in "her exemplary life," the Congregation of Rites advanced the cause of her canon- ization. Announcement of the congrega- tion's action came from the Cin- cinnati Area House of Government of the Sisters at St. Clare convent here. Established in 1845 as a com- munity for the service of the sick and the poor, Mother Frances' original group received the Fran- clean habit in 1851 and became known as the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis. For the past 10 years the Am- SEE VENERABLE ON PAGE 2 The Sentry Says. Catholic Education Is Essential Today. The Death Penalty Curbs Murder. (For DeuflIS. Read QuI Vive? an Page 4)