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PAGE 12 TH: GLIAROIAN, JULY 25, 1969 Shop & Trade With Your Home Town Merchants .. They Appreciate Your Businessl BATESVILLE ... NEWPORT .... SEARCY! 8ATESVILLE- St. Mary's Church. Sunday Mass: 8:30 a,nl. Holyday Mass: 5:30 p.m. NEWPORT-- St. Cecilia's Church. Sunday Mass: ll:O0 a,m. Hotyday Mas: 7:00 a.m, SEARCY--St. James Church. Sunday Mass: 10:00 o.m. Holyday Mass: 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel (Morris SchoolL Sunday Mass: 6:40 a,nt. Holyday MclSS: 6:40 a.m, WHITE ABSTRACT & REALTY CO., Inc. M. J. WHITE BEN H. WHITE Abstracts Farm Loans Real Estate Escrows NEWPORT JACKSON COUNTY 520 3rd St. MERCHANTS & PLANTERS BANK NEWPORT, ARKANSAS ({ '') "A Friendly Bank To Do Business With" Discussing Central A merican War Franciscan Father Rodrigo tells residents and knowledge of mistreatment of E1 newsmen in Octepeque, Honduras, that he has no dents in Honduras in recent border " fMd" l M. 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MACK FARM DAIRY Serving Batesville Since 1928 Grade "A2 Jlk Products 793-3300 code of medical ethics were out- lined by Bishop Joseph B. Brunini of Natchez-Jackson, Miss., a member of the Departmental Com- mittee on Health Affairs, U. S. Catholic Conference. "Most Catholic doctors and ad- ministrators of Catholic hospitals will agree that a new formula- tion of our code of medical ethics is absolutely imperative," the bis- hop asserted. He enumerated the reasons for it and then made his suggestions. Bishop Brunini spoke to Cath- olic plwsicians here attending the semi-annual meeting of the Nat- ional Federation of Catholic Phy- sicians' Guilds in conjunction with the American Medical Asso- ciation convention. The problem of formulating a new code of medical ethics is "particularly acute" in the hos- pitals, the bishop said, for sev- eral reasons: --"It may be asked whether a hosptial which serves a pluralis- tic community and is staffed by doctors and nurses of many faiths has the right to impose a system of ethics which is not clearly revealed by God and with which many God-fearing professional people do not agree. This is es- pecially true on points to which the magisterium (teaching auth- ority) of the Church has not addressed itself. --"The funds supporting almost every hospital, and which are es- sential to the hospital's existence, Woman Serving As NCCM Consultant Washington (NC) -- Mrs. Mary Helen Hellmuth, a Sprinl'iehl, Ohio, mother of seven, is the first woman appointed a member ()f tile national lay consultants' program of the National Council of Catho- lic Men. Mrs. Hellmuth, a widow, is pres- ident of the Cincinnati Arch- diocesan Council of the Laity. Her husband, Andrew L. liellmuth, died a nlonth ago alld she was invited to succeed him as a con- sultant in the NCCM program. not subject to the authority of the Catholic Church. --"Many Catholic hospitals are part of a larger medical complex which is completely pluralistic in its religious composition." Bishop Brunini's suggestions for formulating a new code of ethics are: --"Several of the best schol- ars representing both the tra- ditional approach and those who place emphasis on contextualism should work together." He had earlier explained the difference between these two thoughts. --It should not be the work of theologians alone. "Doctors, law- yers, hospital administrators and nurses should all participate ac- tively in discussing and formu- lating the code and guidelines." --"Moral theologians and doc- tors of religious convictions other than Roman Catholic should be in- cluded in the dialogue," in keep- ing with the Decree of Ecumen- ism of Vatican Council II. It should be brief and as posi- tive as possible. "It should state clearly that no one may be required to do anything which is against his or her conscience." --It should have a general in- troductory section stating positive values to which the hospital sub- scribes, followed by -- because of the pluralistic composition of the communities served by the Catholic hospitals of this country -- several distinct and differing statements of medical ethics. "For example, one in terms of the traditional Catholic moral theology, one in terms of con- textualism, and one or more ex- pressing the medic',d ethical prin- ciples of non-Catholic groups in tlle pluralistic community," the bishop said. In explaining these different terms, he said the traditional Catholic moralists have reasoned deductively from abstract con- cepts of man and his faculties, and thus their medical ethics were "necessarily static." Even though there were variations among Catholic moralists, they generally used the same basic con- cepts and proceeded in more or Red Court CleaJ Four Accused Bonn, Germany Czechoslovakian them a former community in the now been cleared of against them, received here by the agency KNA. The action took where a court "tel nuns, who had been 1959 to prison from one to four years conspiracy against slovak communist regir neglecting their gations. Their Dominik Pecek, was alt of the same acc less the same way. A new emphasis in logy, contextualism, if not suspicious, of and generalizations. greater emphasis upon tion of the person who a given act .... on ces, . . . upon the than things and upon inter relationships," he said, "In brief, it stresse to take into con: context of the humanad its moral evaluations. the conclusions reached d dramatically from sions of traditional logy," he said. "No approval has by the magisterium of to contextualism; must be recognized to which conscientious theologians subscribe ing numbers," the "Because men and the medical profession called upon to make a ing number of judgments morality or immoralit rain procedures, it is ing that ethical dir need of careful retl formulation," he said. Ever Wo . .how many heeded the Church's do voluntary penance abstaining from flesh Fridays?