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o.[fenna Christian Counseling for PSYCHOLOGICAL - EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS Member of Chrlst the King Parish Licensed by AR Board of Examiners in Psychology. Member Assoc. of Christian Therapists. Over 20 yrs. experience, 13 In private practice 1501 N. University - Suite 910 Little Rock, 72207 (5011 664-3010 Bishop D'Antonio: Marian apparitions not so important Message is Irvine, C,A (CNS) - More than 4,000 participants at a Medjugorje Peace Conference at Irvine Aug. 11-12 were told that secrets Mary is said to have revealed =are not that important," but rather the Marian apparitions should be considered a call to deeper Christian faith. "Be curious about the secrets but don't pay' too much attention. The se- crets are not that important," said Bishop Nicholas D'Antonio, vicar gen- eral for the New Orleans Archdiocese. Agreeing with that sentiment was Serving the Arkansas Christian community, treating psychiatric & substance abuse[--- Radio i " " Mon - Fri "LIFEL F HOPE." ssues with a profesmonal, balanced INE'O program of clinical and spiritual care. I KAAB, 11.30 AM at 8. 5 hr, P/' Fred out about the /2VZ/VG HOPE; D(ff'erenee." ...... wanea Stepnens, M U, Medical Director and LIVING HOPE INSTITUTE Founder at Doctors Hospital, 500 S. Univ., Suite 121 )) Little Rock, AR 72205 663-HOPE or 1-800-829-HOPE (Nationwide) PAGE 16 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC AUGUST 26, 19g0"[I t Franciscan Rev. Svetozar Kraljevic, who The Church declared the 1917 aF! has met with the six reported visionaries paritions at Fatima, Portugal, worthy fI m his home province of Hercegovina, belief in October 1930 after a seven'/ Yugoslavia. year investigation, i/ I "Don't pay that much attention to" Jesuit Rev. Robert Faricy, who teacM | the secrets, he said. Some are led to spirituality at the Pontifical Gregor#[ believe that days to come will be trau- University in Rome said "there areaI 1 ! matic or difficult. Once you are Chris- lot of other apparitions that as a privattI tian it is all the same because you are person seem authentic to me."f l ready." But he cautioned that hundreds 0 [ According to the six visionaries, who apparitions were reported to the at the time were ages 10 to 16, the Vatichn and the 'k, astmajorityareei et Blessed Mother appeared to them on clearly or probably false, the result June 24, 1981. Five continue to report hoax or disturbed people who ha daily appearances to them, and one delusions." reports apparitions only on special oc- Yet, he said, =never has there been casions, time in history when Mary appeared so Bishop Pavan Zanic of Mostar-Duvno, many times to so many people and said whose diocese includes Medjugorje, so many words." disputes the authenticity of the visions. Rev. Stephen Barham, a Melkite The Yugoslavian bishops' conference is Greek Catholic, said that in the Easter studying them. Church, "we have more weeping ic# t[ "There is a "holy tension' between of the Madonna in the world than ourselves and our bishop" said Kraljevic, any time. All around us God is whose Franciscan community has signs. We don t know what lies ahem! championed the cause, "This is positive The whole of history can be radi j and fruitful. Someday he might be changed. called the martyr of Medjugorje because ii he suffers. If one day the Church would Women's ordinati0 l say the apparitions were not authentic, I would still be very happy because I divides Anglieans always serve the Church. |1 Mark Miravalle, who teaches theology 4 at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Cardiff, Wales (CNS) - The iss OH, said whether Mary appeared there women s ordination has divided Anq] or not, the message is in conformity can churches to the point that with divine revelation, archbishop has questioned whethe [ "The opposition may argue that the can still be called the Anglican coar visions are a result of psychological dis- munion. [ orders or the devil," Miravalle said, "but During a meeting of the eighth [ the fact that the message content is glican Consultative Council in card,i[ Archbisho Donald Robinson 0 consistent with Church teachings is the P d P first factor the Church looks at in de- Sydney, Australia, said he questio:;/ termining authenticity." calling the churches a communion f .- # He said that during authentic appa-the simple reason that we do not h , ! ritions "visionaries share the space and mutual interchangeability of minis ' ] temporal order ofthe person giving the The Anglican Communion is ou're assured when you're insured, message" and he also said they claim worldwide spiritual union for aut :u that when they see Mary they are un- mous Anglican churches. New Zeal aware of other persons immediatelyAnglicans and the E isco al Churcl i P P around them. the U S have women bisho s, . 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