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PAGE 8 THE GUARDIAN, AUG. 30, 1974 Thanks to 'Padre Juan' Thirsty Mexican Town finally Gets Water System Opopeo, Michoacan, Mexico -- The completed system serves This Mexican Indian com- most of tbis town of a,867 people, munity has its first water but not the people on the upper system after 20 years of reaches of the mountainside government promises. The community. villagers undertook the project A second water system is now themselves and completed it in under way, Father Manchino five monthswithguidance from said, to serve those people. their pastor, Father John Their water is tapped from a Manchino of Little Rock. source higher in the mountains. This was done in order to save on pumps, electricity, and other costs. Completion of the first system was such an outstanding event that two bishops joined the townspeople and celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving. The government reportedly evaluated the project as a 1.25 million peso work. But the citizens completed the job themselves for under 60,000 pesos, using pipe donated by A. O. Smith Co. of Little Rock. Father Manchino also reported that a "mountain" of On the Day the Bishop Came "Padre Juan" Manchino of Little Rock "takes five" with four of his younger parishioners in Opopeo, Mexico, while a parish workman continues bricklaying on the new parish church. At right, Bishop Gilberto, on hand for dedication of the town's new water system, visits parishioners after Mass with Father Manchino standing-by. Water for the Community A Mass of Thanksgiving is offered by two bishops and Father John Manchino at Opopeo upon completion of the Mexican town's first water system. The townspeople gather around for the open air Mass. In the photo at clothes the people of Arkansas donated has been distributed to the people at a "symbolic" sale. "Padre Juan" added he hoped Population Held Government Concern, But Vatican Radio Cites Limitations Vatican City (NC) -- While emphasizing that parental rights and the moral and religious convictions of citizens must be respected, Vatican Radio has said that some governments should act to reduce birthrates. However, the broadcaster said, "they must do so within the framework of a policy geared toward the truly integral good of all citizens in justice, without harming the rights and dignity of parents and without insisting on the use of means contrary to the morality and the moral and religious convictions of citizens." Governments must not exert "undue pressures to promote the use of con- traceptive methods contrary to right conscience and human sensibilities of citizens," the broadcaster said. In the broadcast that preceded opening of the UN World Population Conference Aug. 19, Vatican Radio said demands for education and employment may reduced birthrate necessity for the common good." The commentator criticized rich nations for promoting population control as a prime solution for problems of human development without also making firm pledges to help the Frances Flower Shop 1222 W. 6tb St. - 372-2203 Little Rock, Ark. We honor your Diners, American Express and BankAmericard. STEINWAY PIANOS FOR THO WHO WANT THE FINEST adequately to growing demands for education and employment. "In such cases, a reduction in the rate of population growth is a real necessity for the common good," the broadcast said, and in such circumstances govern- ments "can and should cer- tainly intervene." The goal of a government's population policy, the broadcast continued, should be to create an environment in which parents can freely and responsibly plan their families by considering first of all the good of their children but also the well-being of the entire human community. To do that, Vatican Radio said, parents need a degree of financial security and in- dependence. They also need information about community needs, and some help in carrying out the decision they make. The broadcast said the development of poorer coun- tries through more equitable trade policies, reduction of their own "incalculable waste of resources and energy in development of armaments," or by wasteful life styles. Vatican Radio observed that many developmental problems do not stem directly from shortage of resources but from "international relations, political and economic systems, and from life styles which hamper the fair and sensible use of potentially available resources." The broadcast said: "The rhythm of population growth in various regions of the world is so fast that it makes many grave problems practically insoluble." Vatican Radio further asserted: "Even where there is enough land and resources to support the majority of the present population, it is sometimes impossible to respond make a "a real Israel Arrests Catholic Bishop Jerusalem (NC) -- Israeli. was questioned and then released the same day. However, he was kept under surveillance, according to the police, and was rearrested by governmentorder ll days later. The Melkite rite is basically a Syrian Catholic rite, with allegiance to the Pope. Police said Archbishop Capucci first came under suspicion when he reported several weeks ago being robbed of $75,000. Police said they had become immediately suspicious because of the possibility that such a large sum could have been accumulated by Arab organizations for payment of arms procurement and smuggling. 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"The Church is not adopting a pronatalist position at any cost," Vatican Radio con- cluded, "but by reaffirming the principle of responsible parenthood, it wants to show that an adequate solution to population problems must not bring with it a violation of the dignity of the family or the use of the inhuman methods of abortion and sterilization, or even undue pressures to promote the use of con- traceptive methods contrary to right conscience and human sensibilities of citizens." police arrested Melkite-rite Catholic Archbishop Ilarion Capucci Aug. 15 on suspicion of smuggling weapons into Israel from Lebanon for use by Arab guerrillas. The 52-year-old patriarchal vicar for the Melkite-rite in Jerusalem is suspected of ac- ting as liaison man and gun- runner between offices of the A1 Fatah guerrilla organization in Lebanon and members of the organization active in the West Bank territory in what was formerly Jordan but which is now occupied by Israel. Archbishop Capucci was first arrested Aug. 7, when he crossed the Israeli border from Lebanon. His car was found to be carrying machine guns, revolvers, grenades and ex- plosive detonators, according to Israeli police. The Syrian-born Archbishop SMUT LAW SALVAGED Trenton, N.J. (NC) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court has "salvaged" the state's 1971 obscenity law by adding an interpretation that it said would make the statute consistent with a 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling until the legistlature can amend the law. Family Machines-Industrial Repairs and Service 1508 So. University 666-7187 the right, taken farther up the water pours from a pipe while Father chino helps a little girl walk down the where the pipe is being laid re brin another segment of the communty. _. GERALD NEAL 3417 W. 12th, Uttb Rock 106 Ovahita, Hot Springs 319 W. Main, Jacksonville to have cleared by October all the red tape in Tamaulipas, Michoacan and Mexico City for another shipment to the people of the area. The people of Opopeo number 8,867, Father Manchino said, by actual count, the count having been taken by his assistant, a young Mexican priest, Padre Jose Garcia Hernandez. He has suspended the work on the Bernard Nabholz (of Con- way) road project until later in the year and brought the bulldozer to Opopeo where ground is being leveled for a new church, an amphitheater, basketball courts and a youth center. The youth center, the focal point of Padre Jose's efforts, and the church are now under construction. All the truck owners in the village have pitched in and as many as 150 men work on Sundays, and gathering a black rock with which being erected. An putting the finishing a model of the church. In his pastoral work Manchino is groups, trying to cestral customs that degenerated through of superstitions. 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