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he GUardian Official 00ubljcahon of the 00iocese off Cittle 00och LXIII, NO. 32 ting ODOSO iedr __:!Iks Butz shington (NC) - "Fuzzy :lag do-gooders" who .t that Americans eat less o n order to provide more r the world's starving Id first consider_ the ction of one-half of the !'s Pets as an alternative, tary of Agriculture Earl Itz Said here. .Ong those calling for eans to reform their food uPtion habits are Car- Terence Cooke of New , and Bishop Edward E. trora, exectuive director :atholic Relief Services, " e.rseas aid agency of U.S. IIcs. fl render ff some of those ill ed, fuzzy thinking do- Who suggest that we eat hamburger per week to ore foodstuffs !or the really serious, Butz ; 'N able Goal' so, they could make the [nslaught on this noble [Y reducing our dog and PPUlation by 50 percent,  likewise would suddenly [e more grain for the =I am not out to limit =ttrabers or to cut down on -tlnlber of pets, Butz g"! do not advocate such ] AUG. 9, 1974 Spiritual Director Father Robert C. Kepple has been appointed spiritual director for the Third Order of St. Francis in the Diocese of Little Rock by the John the Baptist provincial headquarters at Cincinnati, Ohio. The Third Order consists of lay people who wish to live lives patterned after St. Francis. The group in Little Rock is the only Fraternity  in Arkansas. They pray each month for more vocations to the order. Father Kepple, who was ordained May 17 in Hot Springs by His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. Mc- Donald, has been a Fran- ciscan Tertiary for several years. He now is an associate pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish, Little Rock. For more information persons .interested in Ter- tiary life should write the Third Order of St. Francis, 1321 S. Van Buren St. Little Rock, Ark. -/NI.. For Education of Seminarians Unexpected Surge in Contributions Adds $16,198 to Seminary Burses Little Rock -- Educating young men for the priesthood is a holy work, but in today's world it is expensive. So when a home mission territory like the Diocese of Little Rock experiences an unexpected upsurge in the financial support of seminarians, hope grows that the trend will continue. This is the situation today in the Arkansas See. Since Jan. 1, seminary burse funds have been increased by a total of $16,198.50. Msgr. James E. O'Connell, diocesan director of seminarians, said "there has been a marked increase in contributions to our burse funds, and I attribute it in part to the recent fund drive for the priests' welfare account. "Among the outstanding contributions," he said, "is one from Mr. and Mrs. Fred Michael of Lake Village in the amount of $2,500 to establish a burse in honor of Mr. Michael's mother, Mrs. Joe Michael, Sr." Additionally, the Monsignor disclosed, "a most unexpected contribution came from the estate of Anthony D. Sweeney, father of Father Leo Sweeney, an automobile accident. This contribution was in the amount of $2,000." Among contributions received since Jan. 1 is one.of $5,000, announced two months ago, from three priest-brothers, Father Louis Janesko, pastor of Bishop Sees Rising Vocation Awareness By Most Rev. Andrew J. McDonald, D.D. Bishop of Little Rock Growing awareness is evident among the laity that the Diocese of Little Rock is in dire need of more priests. The fact that laymen and laywomen are becoming concerned is reflected in unsolicited contributions being received to help finance the education of young men for the diocesan priesthood. Awareness, of course, is the first requisite if any problem is to be solved. There can i be no doubt that Almighty God is calling young men to be priests. He would not establish a Church and then leave it without sufficient "workers." The trouble is, too few of our young men are responding to To reverse this trend, we must pray We must pray as never before. "Ask and you shall receive," said Jesus. So we must ask, plead, beg, beseech. And we must do it every day, all day. We should offer everything we do in the course of every day as a petition to God for more priests. There must, however, be no anxiety. God will answer our prayers. He said He would. All we need do is ask. Where the money will come from to educate the new priests our diocese needs is not the question. As young men begin responding to God's call, God will inspire generous souls to provide the Our Lady of Good Counsel parish, Little Rock; Father Francis J. Janesko, pastor of St. Mary's parish, Helena; and Father John A. Janesko, pastor of Holy Rosary parish, Stut- tgart; and their two sisters in religion, Sister M. Alice Janesko, R.S.M., of Im- maculate Conception parish, Fort Smith, and Sister M. Mercia Janesko, R.S.M., of St. Mary's parish, North Little Rock. Their contribution established a burse in memory of their late parents, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Janesko of Slovak. Monsignor O'Connell disclosed further that con- tributions totalling $2,500 have been added to the Farrell Family Foundation Burse since the first of the year, $1,250 has been added to the Msgr. Patrick Horan Burse, and $500 has been received to open a Louis Reih- man Memorial Burse. Many graces accrue to those who provide for the education of priests, Monsignor O'connell observed. "God's blessings assuredly are bestowed on those who help the Church spread the Good News," he said. Burse funds are invested by the diocese and only the dividends and interest from .sirlly serius about e other hand, if someg that we cut back on Radio-TV Fund Appeal to Finance Apostolate Tgers in order to feed the en I want to know how Little Rock - Next Thursday, with the message of Christ," contributing to the apostolate Catholic programs as do people ugs -J about the horses and Aug. 15, is the day when said the apostolate director, will be distributed at all Masses in the Diocese of Little Rock," L and the cats they own." Arkansas Catholics will Msgr. B. Francis McDevitt, this Sunday, he said. Monsignor McDevitt asserted. demonstrate their support for V.F. "Much of the air time is free," Cucatton ot pesf'axwe closed to further contributions when it totals $5000. Monsignor O'Connell said many donors over the years have established perpetual memorials for themselves by arranging with their attorneys _e,arks were in a speech a !or a College Park, itd , eetmg of the American , ot Animal Science. i dinal Terence Cooke Catholics in the ar- fCefi.s, e of New York '_Jtarpl ry to observe Wed- ;1. at each week as a day of 'l.d abstinence to aid the :lg, desperate poor" in 3 l Africa and Southern t e, ttnion of God's family on 4vj, Cardinal Cooke wrote, DalMs from each of us a ptrsonal role as we cam e face with a calamity of j'--LPrportion, the gravity of I00 ve are only now begin- ,,u realize.', ticQrt Thanks for Funds Rock _ His Eminence Cardinal Rossi, ,nt of the Sacred for the of the Faith, has gratitude to the Little Rock for its of $20,764. Father James R. the Propagation of al said that f $20,606,388, received tholics, helps PoSsible a 20 percent in subsidies for [s and novices in ands. accomplishment," Rossi wrote, "reflects that there is in effort, a common sense eal for work of the . ." one of the Church's great evangelistic enterprises. As the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary is marked by a Holy Day of Obligation, the annual collection for the sup- port of the Little Rock Diocesan Radio-Television Apostolate will be taken up at all Masses "The electronic media offer "Few areas the size of Special envelopes for use in Arkansas hear and see as many Spanish Mass Aug. 18 N. Little Rock -- A Spanish coordinator for Mexican- Mass will be celebrated at Spanish Affairs and associate Immaculate Conception pastor, will be the celebrant. A Church, 7000 John F. Kennedy fiesta and refreshments will the Church the best means of Blvd., at 5 P.M. Sunday, Aug. follow. The Mass and program reaching those outside the fold 18. Father Robert A. Torres, will be open to all. State K of C Council Makes Gifts to Bishop His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald's smile makes his pleasure obvious as he receives three checks totalling $4,474.40 from the Arkansas State Council of the Knights of Columbus. Making the recent presen- tation were State Deputy Odell Yocum, left, and K of C State Church Director Richard DeSIvo. One check for $2,000 will help support the Council for Vocations, an organization that develops interest in the Priesthood and Religious life among young Catholic men and women. A second check for $927.90 will help pay for The Guardian's religious education feature, "Know Your Faith." The third in the amount of $1,546.50 will be for Works in Diocese used to promote work in the Campus Ministry on various university campuses throughout Arkansas. "Once again," said Bishop Mc- Donald, in commenting on the gifts, "the holy maxim is fulfilled, 'It is better to give than to receive'." (Photo Courtesy Arkansas Democrat) he explained, "but the apostolate must provide some of the programming, and this costs money." The apostolate maintains contact with all radio and television stations in the tate and is in touch with all religious orders and apostolates devoted to production of plays, lectures, sermons and interviews suitable for broadcasting. for inclusion of burse con- tributions in their wills. Other burses have been established as memorials to deceased priests or to loved ones of the benefactors. Correspondence concerning burses should be addressed to Rev. Msgr. James E. O'Connell, Diocesan Director of Seminarians, 2500 North Tyler Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72207. 2 Benedictine Novices Make First Promises Fort Smith -- Sister Tereze Harris, O.S.B., and Sister Cheryl Nesbitt, O.S.B., novices at St. Scholastica convent here, made first promises (formerly called temporary vows) at a commitment ceremony last Sunday in the convent chapel. Having completed the canonical year required by the Church, the two Sisters promised to live the religious life in a spirit of poverty, chastity, obedience, stability, and conversion of life. While the individuals who make these promises in con- tract with the community have the intention of making them for life, Church officials ask the Sisters to live this way-of-life from three to nine more years Holy Day Next Thursday, Aug. 15, will mark the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation. The Guardian of- fices at 2500 North Tyler Street, Little Rock, and 26th and Willow Streets, North Little Rock, will be closed on the Holy Day. before making permanent commitment or final vows. With the Sisters of the com- munity, the two novices SEE PROMISES PAGE 2 Tontitown Grape Festival Scheduled Tontitown - The 76th annual Tontitown Grape Festival is scheduled for next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15- 17, here. The three-day event that attracts thousands from Arkansas and neighboring states originated as an ex- pression of gratitude for a bountiful grape harvest. Grapes are now Tontitown's principal crop. Grape judging, spaghetti dinners, street dancing and the awarding of prizes will be features of the festival. Queen Concordia LXXVI will be Miss Karla Ardemagni. A story, photograph and advertising relating to the festival appear on Pages 6 and 7.