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PAGE 4 THE GUARDIAN, AUGUST 6, 1982 Parish Continued from Pg. 1 his sympathy for the San- dinistas was not well received by the archdiocesan chancery office. Parish leaders said the excommunication was unfair because whatever physical contact there was with the bishop and the laymen who accompanied him occurred during a melee when local parishioners stood at the altar to block the bishop from retrieving the Blessed Sacrament. The parishioners added that some of them were beaten by the bishop's companions. Archdiocesan com- munications director Father Bismark Carballo said Bishop Vivas Robelo "was beaten, dragged and struck in the head, his eyeglasses were broken and his pectoral cross torn from his chest." The transfer notice was given July 1 to Msgr. Arias Caldera but he did not tell his parishioners until July 19, the third anniversary of the overthrow of Somoza. His links with the San- dinistas began when he of- fered some guerrillas his home as a refuge during the civil war. Last November, the government gave him the Order of Carlos Fonseca Amador award. Fonseca Amador was the founder of the Sandinista National Liberation Front. Sergio Ramirez, a member of the government junta, said that although the Santa Rosa incident was an internal church affair, "it has political consequences. "We are becoming used to the many instances of progressive priests, those who identify with the revolution, who are 'neutralized' by being removed from their parishes," he said. "Yet the revolution is going to happen with or without the church hierarchy, because many rank-and-file Christians support it," Ramirez added. More than a dozen basic Christian communities in eight neighboring parishes joined the Santa Rosa parishioners in asking ar- chdiocesan authorities for talks to resolve the dispute. Pope Continued from Pg. 1 delayed and expected to take place next year. Among the groups present at Castelgandolfo were 53 members from 12 countries of the Fourth World Movement, an ecumenical organization founded by French Father Joseph Wresinski in 1957 to represent people who are deprived of basic human rights because of extreme poverty. Members of the movement range in age from 17 to 25 and live in ghetto neighborhoods in their countries. The group at Castelgandoifo included four people from the United States and three from Canada. After his Angelus talk, Pope John Paul met with the young people in the Swiss Hall of the summer villa. Each of the young people gave him a written statement about his experiences in neighborhoods of extreme poverty. "I will read them all," the Pope said. "But you know that your teamwork among the poor, at the service of the poor, is the most effective method for defeating poverty." Ladd's Furniture Co. Fine Furniture for Less TELEVISION STEREO APPLIANCES Phone 229-3205 Dardanelle, Ark. NELSON. BALMAZ. INC. INSURANCE-BONDING P.O Box 5746, Little Rock. Arkansas 72215 Offices: No. 4 Shackleford Plaza Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 227-4574 Above Monument Gray Granite on 4ft. Base s395oo Installed On Your Cemetery Lot-- OCKER NONUNENT CO. 3018 Oak Lane Acroes From Clovedea! Plata Van Buren R. W. OCKER OWNER MARKERS FROM $50.00 INSTALLED Hispanics Continued from Pg. 1 being heard. Each day, they are becoming more responsible for the religious and social structures that shape their life," the bishops said. They recalled historical contributions of Hispanics to the United States and a host of present-day leaders in the fields of the arts, en- tertainment, education, science and technology, business, industry, defense, the professions and politics as well as laborers and migrant workers. In religion, they said that "14 sons of our people have been called to be successors of the apostles" as bishops. They noted with satisfaction an increase in religious vocations, but said that "the number is minimal in relation to the need." Of the 1,400 Hispanic- One group paraded to the chancery office to dramatize their request. The disciplinary actions were temporary, Archbishop Obando Bravo said, because he hoped "the guilty parties, if they are true believers, would reflect seriously and with sincerity and proceed to seek reconciliation with God and the church." One parish spokesman said many parishioners saw the transfer of the pastor "as a hostile action because he sided with the poor." A leader of the Sandinista Defense Committee and neighborhood groups organized to defend and promote the Sandinista revolution said church authorities "were taking reprisals." Msgr. Arias Caldera, who is to be replaced by newly- ordained Father Luis Ibarra, said, "I accept the transfer with discipline and humility." Since the Sandinista front came to power, some bishops, including Archbishop Obando Bravo, have been critical of Marxist influence in the government and of what they see as excessive cen- tralization of power and curbs on freedoms. This has caused friction in the church as many clergy men and laymen support the government. Many priests, Religious and lay leaders say Christian support of the government is needed to deter Marxist influence and keep political pluralism alive in Nicaragua. surnamed priests working among Hispanics in the United States, only 185 were born and ordained in this country. The rest came from Latin American or other Spanish-speaking countries. There are 450 permanent deacons helping in pastoral work, as well as an un- determined number of women and men Religious. The current figure of 961 Hispanic seminarians in the United States represents a 10 per cent increase over last year, but m only eight per cent of the total U.S. seminary population. The bishops, however, found the heart of the religious strength of Hispanics in the strong bonds of the family. "It is almost impossible to explain this great gift from God," they wrote. "For us," they added, "the meaning of family is extended and includes parents, children, grandparents, aunts and uncles, 'distant' relatives, neighbors, godparents, and 'compadres,' or intimate friends. The family is the first school of love, tenderness, acceptance, 'discipline and respect. "We have received from our families the thoughts and values that are the foundation and primary orientation of our lives," the bishops added. "A true spiritual en- vironment is fostered in our homes and many houses even become household churches," Cardinal's Estate Set at $50,000 Chicago (NC) -- The estate of the late John Cardinal Cody of Chicago is worth about $50,000, according to documents filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The cardinal, who died April 25, willed all his estate to the Chicago Archdiocese, instructing that it be used for the care of aged and infirm priests. A petition filed for opening of probate proceedings on the estate contained the es- timate of its value. The cardinal's estate in- cluded no real estate, the petition said. Edward L. Hoyt AGENT AUTO, LIFE, FIRE AND HEALTH INSURANCE Office 753-0834 Home 982-3031 Recent Deaths they said. While celebrating the positive values of Hispanic Americans, the bishops also cited the problems they face. "We are conscious of the oppression and exploitation of our people," they said. "We have seen bodies disfigured by hunger and saddened by the fear of the law; we have heard the cries of abandoned children, mistreated by their own parents. We sense the loneliness of the elderly...the depression of prisoners whose greatest crime has been the lack of money to pay someone to defend them in court. "We have shared the pain and the heat of farm workers and domestic laborers, the invisible slaves of modern society. In the jails and the detention camps, there are some who have come to our country in search of work and freedom, yet who have been considered criminals. We have seen our youth with empty eyes because they have nothing to look forward to in life. We have been with the countless victims of the violence that grows daily in our neighborhoods and even (Information for this column is prepared from data fur- nished by the families of the deceased, their pastors or funeral directors.) KATHRYN ALLEN MAGUIRE, 72, of 1901 member of St. Joseph's parish. Surviving are three daughters, three half- brothers, two half-sisters, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The Funeral Mass was offered in St. Joseph's Church. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery. Lefebp From :'00a00comm le Cath Econe, Switz from Suspended 1, any Y aC hnbniSouhPed tMh% trdl 'stn 'r r e West 28th Avenue, Pine Bluff, died July 29 in Pine resign later thime ! Bluff. Born Oct. 11, 1909, in head of the Socifr--.c raos Hearne, Texas, she was a of St. Plus X. eo my The 77-year-oil" n d Thr suspended in performing th with told the Swiss l ATS that al . good health, he' in September rve a younger leaderlLIJd b it is time for 'drvefl' take over the so6" -- MRS. JUDY HACKEY ADAMS, 23, of Ardmore, Okla., died July 29 in Ardmore. A secretary, she was born Aug. 13, 1950, in Waterville, Maine, and was a member of Holy Redeemer parish in El Dorado, Ark. Surviving are her husband, John Adams; a son, her parents and four brothers. Father James R. Savary offered the Funeral Mass July 31 in Holy Redeemer Church. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery. CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL HAYFIELD, four-days- old, died in Slovak. Sur- viving are the parents, Patrick and Rebecca Hatfield, a sister and the grandparents. Father William M. Beck offered the Funeral Mass July 14 in SS. Cyril and Methedius Church. MARGARET M. FENOLIO, 722 South 23rd Street, Fort Smith, died July 16 in Fort Smith. Born in Fort Smith, she was a member of Immaculate Conception parish. Surviving is a sister and several nieces and nephews. Msgr. William E. Galvin, V.F., offered the Funeral Mass July 20 in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Church Aiding Flood Victims Santiago, Chili (NC) - The Chilean bishop's aid agency, Caritas, has begun distributing emergency relief to about 2,100 families left homeless by torrential rains and floods that ravaged in our families. We will not" central Chile at the end of rest until injustice is June. eliminated from our lives. Raul Cardinal Silva of "We have shared with our Santiago appealed for con- people the fear that comes tributions. from racism and Authorities estimate that discrimination." the floods left more than But the Hispanic bishops 13,000 persons homeless. said that improving social Parish schools and the conditions should not mean National Stadium in Santiago setting aside "our roots -- our were converted into shelters Latin American 'mestiza' for the emergency, Red Cross (mixed) tradition." officials reported. The heavy Nor should it mean suc- rains and storms lasted four cumbing to "materialism, days. consumerism, social clim- The society w Archbishop Le to unite pries with his rejecti Aim the reforms | Vatican II. Archbishop  " left for Italy, to W his priests. There At D9 J.F. The giOunLE 4-031 TONTI'I  The annual G will he held .hele'-'--- surrounding arCt il" through Saturda ! L FORT Sg A Search fPo Maturity for juniors and se held Friday th Aug. 20-22. Fd formation, cant Jack D. Harris maculate Conce (783-7963) or 783- MOUNTAII Charles "DaJ degrift, son of Charles Vande named to the Cardinal New Louis, Mo., for 1982, Semester, completed his j is majoring in is a graduate Home High Scho# BLYTHI Bill Brandon Adv stalled as Gra ; Knights of C " Lady of Victory for the comi District Deputy  Ca of Jonesboro. 0It installed were deputy grand s Re Moses, trea Mitchell, t W secretary; AI chancellor; Kd advocate; Ma warden; Bernard[ year trustee; DO year trustee; Did three-year tru Marrero and J guards, and F financial secreta t h bing, the desire for continuous pleasure and immediate  D gratification," they said. The bishops also warned X ie against practices that threaten family life. "Divorce i'll..t is on the rise, the elderly are -[k\\;/l-"'g?x" forgotten and even cheated,. children are abandoned and young people make the street FURN|00URE "0 W'i their home," they said. "The spirit of individualism is I $RCA COLOR IR4(K killing the spirit of com- munity that is the core of the family." Throughout the letter were references to Our Lady of Guadalupe, to whom the bishops entrusted the sorrows, problems, hopes and joys of all Hispanic Americans. so00J,00 FLAVORS TASTEE F SHAKES BmTO Phone 778-