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Briefs ¸ no de Souza, a I driver for the men[Senate, ended a CT rike in Vatican nd 11" two days in mo the Vatican's AUGUST 6, 1982 VOL. LXXI, NO. 32 ; on(accept his gift of Lrkin[ to Pope John l"haeliswillld althoughnot changetheits Parish on Interdict gust J nd ie and Peace ;t n of the Ar- 's llof San Salvadore Jad. political murders --lsappearances -'in El Salvador rives of the victims 'ivadoran security :military forces iolence, adding persons disap- th d more than 100 were killed e first three July. Y County, Ark., armers pleaded C. in Warren 1 Court to charges Issaulted and to kill Catholic In Bishop's Beating :Larry Engel, 25, Managua, Nicaragua (NC) - - The Santa Rosa parish in a low-income section of Managua has been placed under interdict and all parishioners who were in- valved in the beating of a bishop and his companions have been declared ex- communicated by Archbishop Miguel Obando Bravo of Managua. The archbishop's com- munique announcing the measures was general, however, and did not mention any specific people as being excommunicated. The actions spring from the controversy stirred by the Blessed Sacrament because about 80 parishioners had been occupying the church for three days to protest the transfer of Msgr. Arias Caldera. The parish has an • estimated 12,000 members. During his nine years at the parish, the priest had fostered basic Christian communities, parish groups which use Bible readings to reflect upon their social and economic situation, and organized social services for the poor. An archdiocesan spokesman said the transfer was a "routine move." Msgr. Arias Caldera was tran- sferred to a parish in the well- Bob Moffitt DCCW to the Glenmary [Missioners in transfer of the parish pastor, to-do neighborhood of Ciudad TO Hear i, Ohio, who has Msgr. Jose Arias Caldera, to Jardin. lking with migrant another parish. However, many ,vorkers in South Archbishop Obando Bravo parishioners believed the took the action, which in- cluded closing the church to worship, July 22 because of what he called the "sacrilege and desecration" which had occurred the day before. The archbishop said the disciplinary measures were temporary, but he did not say when they would be lifted. On the evening of July 21, Auxiliary Bishop Bosco Vivas Robelo of Managua went to Santa Rosa to retrieve the move was made because Msgr. Arias Caldera is a supporter of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, the coalition of Marxists, socialists and Christians who led the guerrilla war which overthrew President Anastasia Somoza in 1979 and which now controls the government. The pastor's supporters say See Parish on Pg. 4 Moffitt Little Rock -- Bob Moffitt, of Phoenix, Ariz., will conduct an Organizational Workshop during the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women's state convention Friday through Saturday, Sept. 10-12, at St. John's Center, 2500 North Tyler Street. The Friday meeting will be for board members only. Grassroots Sought For Family Synod Washington (NC) -- A composed of representatives commission of the U. S. of various Catholic marriage Catholic Conference is looking and family life movements for ways to make the church's and national Catholic 1980 synod on marriage and organizations that are in- family life affect U. S. valved in work affecting Catholic families at the marriage and family life. grassroots level. The problem with the papal The USCC Commission on exhortation, said Father Marriage and Family Life Thomas Lynch, USCC announced that it is representative for marriage developing a multi-level and family life and executive strategy to get Catholic secretary of the commission, organizations and programs is how to "get it out in in the United States involved language they (married in the study and carrying out people) understand ... how to of the synod's conclusions, as get this document 'down in the they were expressed in the trenches.'" apostolic exhortation by Pope He said that the USCC John Paul II, "Familiaris commission, through the representatives on it, is an already existing "network" of Consortia" (Community of the Family). The papal document is "the most comprehensive statement on marriage and family life issued by the church in recent decades," said Auxiliary Bishop J. Francis Stafford of Baltimore, chairman of the USCC commission. But he added that extensive work is needed to bring that document and its implications "to the marriages and families for whom it was written." The USCC commission is U.S. Catholic organizations and movements involved in family life work. The idea of developing a strategy, he said, is to see how the various groups or organizations, working from their own specialties, structures and programs, can "take parts that affect them" in the papal exhortation and see that these are integrated into their work. "The pastoral area of the See Family on Pg. 3 The Most Reverend Bishop announces the following ap- pointment: Father Robert A. Dagweli, Dean of the Eastern Dean- ery for three years. Rev. Royce Thomas Chancellor = ................... AAAA ,w.v ..... .vv ..... vvvv.v Forrest City -- Fire destroyed the parish hall and new human family, "the a portion of the school greatest strength of our building at St. Francis of people comes from the Assisi parish here during the rediscovery of the Gospel that early morning hours last Monday. Father Thomas J. Donahue, who became pastor on June 15, said the parish hall was totally destroyed except for the walls. In addition, three classrooms in the school suffered heavy damage. Father Donahue said the fire, apparently electrical in nature, started in a storage area located between the two buildings. "The fire was already through the roof of the parish hall before it was See Fireon Pg. 3 country. "Our people are beginning to count in (American) society. Their voice is now is our truth, our way and our life," the bishops said. See H ispanics on Pg. 4 "Mum's the Word T///Aug. 27" That's When I The Guardian Will Announce An Important Experiment of underdeveiopment and economic dependence, to the very experience of organic deterioration and premature death for lack of sufficient nourishment," Pope John Paul told the 200 people at the outdoor Mass. "It is now necessary and urgent to pass from words to actions, with concrete initiatives," he added. In his noon address to some 10,000 people gathered at the villa for the Angelus, Pope John Paul estimated that there are some 750-million people currently suffering from hunger in the world. By the year 2000, he said, that figure is expected to reach one billion. "Is it not perhaps a great Diocese of :o] Inside jormation P. . . __.)ll T. Dozier, 70, re- t Memphis. Page 6 __.j" • {ins reaping second It bit for the poor. Page 7 hO !0;  • , iPaul II asks positive .Jr elderly. ;'A/ Page8 gni  to receive aid aeu States. Page 8 telecasting can Catholic With l ohn Powell, S.J. IbUnday at noon l Sept. 5 in addition l iweekly airing at • IL.M. following the jday movie. tt, 66, a Catholic esident of the I Conference of  and Jews, will ----pet. 1 as head of the )U r'°id inter-faith relations agency ing in the post uary, 1973. Lawrence A. Miek, a faculty r at Catholic High .. Little Rock, will be Sunday, Aug. 8, a; e ' on Station KTHV, / tlj.l 11. Robert L. = ,a member of Christ parish, Little • ; fll be thelector. called respon- for the hammer of two elderly s, Father Maria 71, and Brother Battista Pigato, Mary, killed while out walk near monastery in Italy. 1)program director ll' Channel 11, has Imlled plans to con- s and Deputy ting Attorney aid rmers' trials would be set for Castelgandolfo, Italy (NC) - concern of the church and of workshop. Washington (NC) - The 14 The 32-page pastoral letter Pope John Paul II con- modern society to assure that Moffitt is associated with demned the "scandal" of the resources existing in the HARVEST, a non-profit U.S. bishops of Hispanic was signed by Archbishops world hunger and called for world not be lost, not be organization in Phoenix that ancestry have issued a joint Patricio Flares of San An- "the victory of programs destined to goals of the self- encourages and facilitates pastoral letter challenging ionia, Texas, and Roberto dedicated to development, destruction of man, but serve partnerships between the Hispanic Americans to be Sanchez of Santa Fe, N.M.; by nourishment and solidarity his true good, his legitimate Third World and other "artisans of a new people" by Bishops Rene H. Gracida of over those of hate, ar- development?" he asked, countries to fulfill ,the developing their native Pensacola-Tallahasee, Fla., maments and war." "Let us pray, that the spiritual and physical needs cultural and religious values. Joseph J. Madera of Fresno, "Conscious of all that God Calif., Manuel Moreno of In two separate talks at his victory of programs of the poorest of the poor. summer residence in dedicated to development, He earned a Bachelor of has achieved through us, we Tucson, Ariz., Raymundo Castelgandolfo, about 15 nourishment and solidarity, Arts in biology at Upland call on our people to assume Penn of El Paso, Texas, and miles from Rome, the Pope may prevail over those of College, Calif., and has an attitude of leadership to Arthur Tafoya of Pueblo, create a more human Colo.; and by Auxiliary said world resources must be hate, armaments and war," participated in graduate society," the bishops said. Bishops Juan Arzube of Los used to eliminate hunger tbe Pope added, study programs at Syracuse Their pastoral letter, the Angeles, Gilbert Chavez of rather than to build up arms After reciting the Angelus, University, at The American stockpiles. Pope John Paul spoke to the Institute of Holy Land first issued jointly by the San Diego, Alphonse Gallegos "The problem of ,orld crowd in French, English, Studies, at the University of country's Hispanic bishops, of Sacramento, Calif., honored Our Lady of FranciscoGarmendia of New hunger arises today with German, Spanish, Portuguese Northern Colorado, Baptist Guadalupe, patron saint of the York, Ricardo Ramirez of San tragic urgency, also because and Italian. He also greeted a Theology Seminary, Americas. Titled "The Antonio, Agustin Roman of its solution, rather than group of Polish pilgrims from University of Alabama and becoming closer, with the Opole but made no reference the University of Colorado. Bishops Speak with the Miami and Rene Valero of passing of time seems to get to the situation in his native Mr. Moffitt and his wife, Virgin," it was published July Brooklyn, N.Y. 22. Hispanic Catholics in the wa " even further a y, he said country or to his upcoming Judy, have three children. The bishops cited faith, a United States have been at an early morning Mass for visit to Poland, originally culture permeated by the estimated to number 12- employeeSsummer villa°fandmembersthe papalof planned for August but now Fire Hits Gospel, extended family life million, or nearly onequarter their families. See PopeonPg. 4 and love for country and of the total Catholic community as prominent population of 50.5-million, "Already many voices have St Francis been raised to denounce the ========================== assets of Hispanic Americans. with large numbers in But they also saw challenges California, Texas, New York scandal of this situation, in • which a minority of fortunate Official and threats in racial and Florida. Mostof themare discrimination, poverty, Mexican-Americans or ira- people prospers and enriches - -.-- onu;nain's street violence and the migrants from Mexico, itself, ignoring a majority Announcement gratifications of con- Puerto Rico or Cuba. Tbelg80 often unfortunately exposed, sumerism. U.S. census counted 14.6- in addition to the humiliation In becoming artisans of a million Hispanics in the Seeks Food The program on Saturday Pope morning, Sept. 11, will include the keynote speech, "Seasons of a Woman's Life," by Mary ReedNewland. To Develop Values Instead of Arms be highlighted by the The afternoon program will Hispanics Besought