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PAGE 2 THE GUARDIAN, JULY 26, 1974 .From the o00,k. L Edward B. Dillon, Jr., brought honor, to the Diocese of " . Little Rock as well as to himself. His election to the presi- dency of Serra " International at its world convention in London last week focused salutary attention on Arkansas. The Diocese of Little Rock counts only about one Catlmlic for each of its 53,000 square miles, but one of those Catholics now heads the most prestigious vocation promotion organization in the world. In this connection, Mr. Dillon made a particularly cogent point when he delivered his acceptance speech to the world convention. "... In the Serra Prayer (for vocations)," he said, "we do not ask God for more priests. Rather, we beseech God for 'an increase of laborers for Thy Church, fellow laborers with Christ.' "While I suspect," he con- tinued, "that some Serrans have assumed that 'Laborers' refers to the clergy or to Sisters and Brothers, 'Laborers for Christ' are not restricted to. those in the Religious .life. "It would, indeed, be shocking, as well as fruitless," the new Serra president asserted, "if Serrans were asking God to send others to do our work because we were too busy or to disinterested to be laborers ourselves, but were saying, 'Please touch the heart of someone else'." Mr. Dillon's message has universal applicaton. A t Marriage Encounter Eleven couples and three Religious participated last weekend in Marriage Encounter No. 3 at New Subiaco Abbey's Coury House. Pictured with members of the En- counter team, they are Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Cowgill of Searcy, Mr. and Mrs. John Fugedy of Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoyle of Mulberry, Mr. and Mrs, Loren Janes of Fort Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Joyce of Springdale, Mr. and Mrs. William Lisko and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Orlieek of Des Arc, Mr. and Mrs. John Morriss, III, of Little Rock, Mr. and Mrs. George J. Plafcan of Stuttgart, Mr. and Mrs. FredQuick of North Little Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Thayne Wrigley of Ward, Brother Tobias DeSalvo, O.S.B., of Subiaco, Sister Annene Siebenmorgen, O.S.B., of Scranton and Sister Francine Guillory, M.H.S., of Lafayette, La. The Encounter's spiritual director was Father Richard Davis of Fort Smith Team members were Mr. and Mrs. Gus Buss of Fayet- teville, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cisar and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Schluter, all of Rogers. Test Tube Babie Washington (NC) -- Father Bernard Haering, renowned German moral theologian, bxpressed great shock at the news that three babies con- ceived in test tubes had been born in Europe following ex- tensive experimentation with fertilized eggs. Father Haering termed the test-tube fertilizations a form of manipulation of human life. He said that experimentation with test-tube fertilization is a field where science should not act alone without advice from ethical thinkers The Redemptorist theologian said test-tube fertilization has been tried on many occasions and that many embryos have been produced only to be discarded. He called ex- periments which involve collecting sperm and egg from anonymous " donors a "tremendous waste - not only Dear Editor: Thank you for your timely editorial about the need to train Latin Americans. It. is essential. Joe Meisner's article "Reducing Place of County Govermnent . . ." July 19th issue was also vital. 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Table win.es Dessert wines Altar wine Post winery, Inc Strawberry Blackberry Champagne Altus, Arkansas regional government lost in 1959 and Dade. County became the first county inthe nation to be taken over by the in- ternationalists. I am sure Chicot County will not be the last. In 1972 and again in 1973, the taxpoyers donated each year $800 to the Association of Arkansas Counties and $250 to " the National Association of Counties ($2,100). In 1959 the whole State of Arkansas only donated $2,500! So you can see, "We've come a long way, Baby". Should any of those still sleeping, awaken and want to know more, they might try Jo Hindman's book,"Terrible 1313 Revisited," 1966 Caxton Printers, .CaldweU, Idaho. Jo Hindman is. a syndicated PUBLISHER IDVE M(T REVEREND 'ist; ANDREW J. McDONALD, D.D.  ' m,op LB.e Rock ] tl Uld EDITOR I S( REV. MONSIGNOR " THOMAS L. KEANY, I. 0. hd[ Mount St. Mlry Acedemy . Llflle Rock, Arlumul rm7 st { MANAGING EDITOR MR. Wl LLIAM W. O'DONNELL . Address All Dedartmeq P.O. BOx 7J FORREST PARK STATION - ZiP ? Telepheml tlsthy, 4:30 PIM. N day. gl(ed o, Notional Holiday1 and Holy of Obllgiltlon. ,j columnist and on the staff el - Graduate School of UCLA. has been writing about "M [} News" since the mid fifties,  s S h oc k Mo ra l i st swteec'tw other boOvel Mrs. Dunlap IP"" process." Lake Vii' . of sperm and eggs but of fer- tilized human beings." Father Haering said that test tube fertilization will have positive results ifl terms of scientific research. But he questioned the value of such new information "if we destroy respect for human life in the Media Declared Unfair To Catholics on Abortion Washington (NC) :- A group of to their opinions. Many Baptists,-he said, distrust the Catholic Church and refuse to enter into any dialogue but, nevertheless, stand with the Church on the matter of abortion. Catholics, saidDr. Eichhorst who was present at the Second V.atican Council as a member of 14 Protestant church leaders meeting here to form a pro-life group" have charged the news media and pro-abortion forces with attempting to portray Catholics as the only people opposed to abortion on demand. "If anybody's been muzzled, it's been the Protestants all down thd line," said the Rev. the press corps, have been Dr. Calvin (Jack) Eichhorst, an intimidated and unwilling to American Lutheran Church challenge Protestants on the pastor from St. Cloud, Minn. abortion issue. But at some point, he added, Catholics will have to question and even resist Protestants on this problem. Noting that many Protestant denominations have passed resolutions on abortion, Dr. Eichhorst said, "Many of the resolutions are much more conservative than they ap- pear." because statements have been lifted out of context and even misinterpreted. A resolution which would "baptize" the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion is being prepared for consideration of the American Lutheran Church, he pointed out. "I do not expect that that will be passed." Any approval of abortion would have to ignore the long- held teachings of Martin Luther and John Calvin, Dr. Eichhorst said. "Any position that venerable, it seems to me, would have to be examined very closely." The Rev. Dave Barrett, a United Presbyterian pastor from Pittsburgh, said that he was concerned that many Protestants are not in accord with resolutions on abortion passed by the mainline Protestant churches. These assemblies, con- ferences, and conventions, Mr. Barrett. said, "cannot readily speak for the groundswell of people, who are really con- cerned with this issue." The National Protestant Pro- Life Convention will not be a Dr. Eichhorst, who heads For Life, Inc., was elected chair- man of the newly-formed National Protestant Pro-Life Convention (NPPC). The Rev. Bob Holbrook, national coordinator of Baptists for Life, said: "The pro-abortion camouflage of making abortion a separation of church and state issue must be exposed as a propaganda tactic. One of the major reasons for the con- vocation of our group is that abortion has been presented by the media as a Catholic issue, and Protestants have been largely ignored by the media. This only feeds bigotry." During recent hearings on proposed anti-abortion amendments to the U.S. Con- stitution, Mr. Holbrook said, most of the media reported only on the testimony of four Catholic cardinals. "My testimony and my presence," he stated, "was not even mentioned." This slanted reporting by the news media, claimed the Texas Baptist clergyman, has caused many people to believe that the Catholic Church is attempting to destroy .the principle of separation of church and state. "And that just will not wash here," Mr. Holbrook said, because "the historical Protestant position is anti- abortion." The abortion controversy should be viewed as a civil and human rights issue, one that the churches should feel free to involve themselves in, he ad- ded. "And we ask that the issue of abortion be examined in the same light." Many Protestants try to evade the human life issue by injecting the church-state argument, he said. "Charges they make appeal to a baser motive in life, that is, religious prejudice." These people, he said, maintain that Catholics should not be allowed to enter the public forum to give expression Recently a British gynecologist disclosed that three babies had been born -- "one in England and two on the continent - after eggs taken from a woman were placed in a nutrient solution with sperm, became fertilized and were implanted in a woman's womb. The British doctor said that the technique was developed to be used on women unable to bear children because of blockage of the fallopian tubes that lead from the ovaries to the womb. At Washington's Kennedy Institute for the Study of Ituman Reproduction and Bioethics, Jesuit Father Richa-d Mc- Cormick said he feels that test- tube fertilization is a "direction in which we ought not to be going." Father McCormick said that a couple's desire to have their own child is "not an ab- solute -- something we have to provide no matter what the means." The priest said that the whole question nu.st be viewed in terms of family life and the meaning of sexual love: He said that his tentative judgment was that "procreating in this manner tends to untie the biological knot" of the marriage relationship and removes procreation from the context of sexual love. lobbying group designed to influence directly legislative affairs, Mr. Holbrook said. It will attempt to educate people on the subject of abortion and to publicize the issue. The 1 members who at- tended the initial meeting ap- pointed a steering committee to investigate just how these goals might best be implemented. DOCUMENT ON scHooLs Rio De Janeiro, Brazil iNC) -- The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil has published a document supporting the continued existence of Catholic schools and criticizing attempts by the government to transform education into a state monopoly. Dear Editor, The tutoring the Mount Mary's students are doing summer in East Little  merits a word of pr B (Guardian article - 6-28-74} These students are to commended for their volvementina most worth m endeavor and one that their Christianity is more $!  "go.to Church on Sundi religion. 7;] I am heartened to Catholic students strating their willingness  "help others in such a vi Pl way... JeanneS whii?" Little  Obituaries'00 CONTINUED FROM PA } Cemetery, Subiaco, by Dell Steele Funeral Rome of Pf" Pallbearers were Bull Andrepont, Charles Bauer, Eckart, James Farv Charles Fox andL. H. JohV FOUNDER Jim Tucker "The Landman" 3 Locations 205 W. 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