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1 I AGE 1'( ARKANSAS'CATHOLIC AuGUsT 19, 1990 In El Salvador-- tance would be reduced, since the U.S. U~ .... Congress seems to be aware of the a o nnanclng reality. ,, of our army and of the injus- d " flEes. eath, destruellon The Bush administration has asked Congress for $85 million in military aid to El Salvador, but the foreign aid bill ,By John Thavis passed by the House allocates only half Vatican City (CNS) - The new rec- r of Central American University in man Salvador said U.S. military aid to El alvador was financing "death and de- sl~ruction- in a country where human rights are frequently violated. Rev. Miguel Francisco Estrada, a Sal- Vadoran Jesuit, his "red also said the killing of t" ecessor and seven others at the niVersity last November remained nSlved because "it concerns the in- terests of people and groups which are VherY powerful in the country and which " lock every investigation." that amount. The Senate is expected to consider the issue when it returns from recess in September. Estrada said he was hopeful that cur- rent negotiations between El Salvador's government and the rebels would lead to a way out of civil war, which has taken an estimated 70,000 lives over the last decade. f But the root causes of the war must also be addressed, he said. In today's El Salvador, he said, one-third of the population is going hungry, some 500 children die every week from gas- diers for the murders. Top church leaders and others in El Salvador have said the army is still covering up its role in the killings and suspect that top- ranking officers were involved. Priest asks for aid to El Washington (CNS) - jesuit Rev. Wil- liam J. Byron, board chair of Bread for the World, called for a cutoff of funds to the El Salvador military and backed aid to poor countries in testimony filed with the U.S. Senate Foreign Operations Subcommittee. Byron, president of The Catholic University of America in Washington, asked that his prepared testimony be entered in the record after the July 25 hearing was canceled. Sloven J, Ktoczynski/Western New Yod( CaIholic/CNS Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB, receives the Pope Paul VI Teacher of Peace Award from Pax Christi president Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit at their recent national assembly. She was recognized for her speaking and writing on peace Issues. A social "psychologist by training, she has served as prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, trointestinal diseases, and torture and The priest made the comments in killings still go unpunished. an interview with Vatican Radio re- Estrada was named to head the Je- Bread for the World, a Christian PA, and is currently executive di- cently, suit-run university after the slaying of citizens' group with headquarters inrector of the Alliance for Interna- 101aile he said the U.S. social assis- the former rector, Rev. Ignacio New York that works against hunger, tional Monasticism. nce in El Salvador was nositive, Ellacuria, along with five other Jesuit has more then 45,000 members in the .... Strada called the military aid "truly professors, their cook and her daughter. U.S. rrnful.- "The United States should "Our nation s policies have been in-of U.S. aid on significant improvements Ellacuria had been outspoken in his ,_0w that their aid, even if reduced to defense of human rights in El Salvador strumental in bringing,about the crisis in human rights and progress toward million a year, serves to finance and had been a mediator in trying tothat El Salvador now faces," he said. "We peace. tl- . and destruction. Military aid is end fighting between the guerrillas and urge you to vote for a cutoff or a sig- Byron called for reducing aid that s dl?lye, but in a negative sense," he government troops, nificant reduction in military aid to El "perpetuates conflicts and human rights The Salvadoran government is trying Salvador and condition the remainderviolations." lie said he hoped the military assis- an army colonel and seven other sol- ~llllElllil I Ill IIIII IIII I IIII I Bi :~. 2 Positions Available : :" : Aaron Ross STEA/ NI OUSE DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION II , RED COAT TAVERN AND YOUTH MINISTER Owner St. Richard Parish in Jackson, MS is accepting applications for a Director of Religious Educa- "Serving the best prime- rib for over 16 years..." 3 blocks west of NLR Holiday Inn. t.t0n and a full-tAme Youth Minister. For infor- Open 5:30 - 10:00 pm Monday - Thursday mat.ion contact: ST. 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