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Iii I,I new papal pro-nuncio-Vatican ambas- II "sador- to the U. S. Looking relaxed and fresh despite a lar U .S, long trans-Atlantic flight with a customs . . stop, in New York, the 63-year-old archbishop was greeted at Washington's ; ,. National Airport by about two dozen , , :" people - top officers and staff of the ~ ; : ~" National Conference of Catholic Bish- ops, two representatives of U.S. State Department and the Vatican Embassy staff. Unlike 20 or 30 years ago, when 1 hundreds of priests and seminarians from the schools around The Catholic University of America would be re- cruited to come down in cassocks and religious robes and applaud a newly arriving papal representative, the re- ception for Cacciavillan was intimate, informal and brief. Heading the reception group for the t,m eaav M! Cath R ,0CNS ea , U.S. bishops were Archbishop Daniel Archbishop J. Francis Stafford (center), of Denver, celebrates Mass during Archbishop Agostino Cacclavlllan E. Pilarczyk of Cincinnati, NCCB presi- the 75th annual convention of the Knights of St. Peter Claver and its Ladles dent; Archbishop William H. Keeler of Auxiliary. Concelebrating with him are (L to R) Auxiliary Bishop Joseph A. Baltimore, NCCB vice president; Cardi- Francis of Newark, NJ, Auxiliary Bishop Carl A. Fisher of Los Angeles, YJerry Filteau nal James A. Hickey of Washington,Auxiliary Bishop J. Terry Steib of St. Louis and Auxiliary Bishop Leonard where the Vatican Embassy is located; Olivler of Washington. (Related article page 13.) ,Washington (CNS) -Archbishop and Msgr. Robert N. Lynch, NCCB .qg0stino Cacciavillan arrived in Wash- .onAl- general, secretary, page t "l ug. 8 to begin his work as the See *'Pro-nuncio," 14 contracts with Ritter's niece, There is ' ..... " -- l no evidence of any other material il- l 11 [I 1 lk & I report nancial impropriety or mismanagement. ' " I Certain relatively minor problems were" found principally with the petty cash Is. r.'_Pierre Vorster, OSB, born in rural motherhouse and spends time on monas-I New York- The results of several in- and payroll cash disbursement systems (Logan County) to Dan and tic-related committees. I vestigations into allegations of miscon- at two Covenant House subsidiaries. [t ma Kruse Vorster, in St In June 1990, she re0resented St.[ duct at Covenant House and into the -- There is :no evidence of any ir- I" nedi ,t " - " - , agency's operations which were con- ' See "Report," page 14 It.._---,~t parish and attended elemen- Scholastica as one of two of thel IG e)ol taught by the Benedictinesmonastery's elected delegates to the 16-I ducted during the pastfive monthswere ; : J-' hrt_Smith. member Federation of St. GertrudeJ released recendy. :51$ter$.Gflm, t! i.: ill [i _enteredSt. ScholasticaMonastery GeneralChapter, which meets every three[ The investigations were commis- die in t ,7"ndedlat'::rt Smith in 19,7. " years. [ sioned by the Covenant Ho.use Board . P'! !'i : ndedSt , .......... ' ', " " / of Directors after Rev. Bruce Ritter re- tr~cl&eade~Y' Schlastaca " During her years as a Cadern : . " ......... , . . and made ~ " Benedzctme S~ster she signed as President of Covenant House 1 Iurtastic profession in .~ ~~i ;. ; ~i received a number o ] i" o'astie ;: ::J el on Feb. 27. ' .. Tho.=. =a on, worocon.u.o.,,y " earned a ": .? ::!1" ..... Pelican Award from thel the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & , ' " ' ' ."" : or s d : .... . u,::,- ;~ "" egree m ..... . b shoD for leadership ml Moore; the investigating firm of Kroll ) :: > :, - ~ , , ~ . :~ ,~. , ',gY from Mt. St..., .,, .. Bov Scouting, State Bi-I Associates and its senior Managing Di- - a Colletre, ....... oloR'y Teacher of the]rector RobertJ. McGuire, former New lsorl " , " .... - ~'~L : ', ";'~ ~;+'~'~ " "-'" ,. , KS, and an"" Year Award, Valley Forge] York City Police Commissioner; the Crmghton , . Teacher Award and the]independent accounting firm of Ernst erszty, Omaha, NB. L Environmental Teacherl8 Young; the Child Welfare League and s a Licensed Social Award. / t'. ~ , . . Immediate famdyI Richard Shinn, former Chief Executive " ng a career of members include bro -[Officer of Metropolitan Life Insurance of teaehintz in : ersJoseph of Fort Smith[ Company. . -reek, Clarksville,' - "" and Frank of Little Rock,[' - The reports contain these principal relic, Litde Rock, Sr Pierre Vorster OSB and a sister, Bridgettel findings: n th, St. Vincent" Weisenfels, Van Buren.[ In view of the cumulative evidence erly, MO, she served as coordi- A brother, Bill, and sister, Mary Ann discovered by Kroll Associates support- St. Scholasdca Education Cen-tenhofel, are deceased. | ing the allegations of sexual misconduct S en years and later as Executive Hobbies indude gardening, crocheting,I on the part of Ritter, if he had not of Project Compassion, Inc. flower arranging, nature and advocatingI resigned as Covenant House president, tly she serves on a number offor the rights of the elderly. She will servel the termination of his relationship and Envzron th term as a Sdver Hatred Dele te mental boards, corn- a fa~ " " ga el would have been required. zs and advisory councils, two of this fall. ] -- The Board should have been as an appointee of Gov. Bill (A special thanks to St. Vorster, who#rovid made aware of and reviewed Covenant the activity director for Arkansas Catholic with numerous, articles House's contribution to a charitable s m the infirmary at the " photos for this Jubilarian series. -Ed.) 1 loanstrUSt establishedto two seniorbYstaffRitter'members as welland as tsters Gdmore and dacol s die in Fort Smith Page 16