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PAGF., 6 ARKANSAS C.A S F.R 1, 1991 School principals in the Diocese of Little Hockle, OSB, EdD, (1st row, L) and Bishop centers Little Portion ~!~ Rock gathered recently at Subiaco with Andrew J. McDonald, (4th row, L). The announce Fall offerings: Eureka Springs - The Little Portion Re- treat & Training Center at More Mountain has announced two September weekend workshop/retreat events. ~I'he 12 Steps -A Christian Way of Life" is a SepL 13-15 workshop/rea-eat to assist addictive, dysfunctional and spiritually wounded people in ministry and others in learning to live the 12 Step program, a program initially created by alcoholics which has also helped milfions of others to grow spiritually. The event is directed by Bill Godfi'ey, noted speaker at CFO camps and 12 Step program events, and a member of the Association of Christian Therapists. "2,000 and Beyond - Building a Vision of Christian Community" is a Sept. 27-29 event for Christians, for those in ministry and others dissatisfied with "business as usual" Christianity;, an opportunity to consider where the Lord may be taking us; explores alternatives to help each partidpant toward a personal vision. Workshop director is Deacon Sam Hilburn, director of Little Portion :Retreat and Training Center and founder of Chicago Day of Renewal. For further information write: Rt` 4, Box 430, Eureka Springs, 72632; 501-253-7379. Subiaco Subiaco - Couty House rea'eat center has announced its fall retreat schedule: Sept. 20-22, Heber Springs: Sept. 27-29, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Little Rock; Oct. 1-3, Mountain Home and Horseshoe Bend; Oct. 4-6, northwest Arkansas and Legion of Mary;, Oct. 8-10, Couples of Bella Vista; Oct` 11-13, Marriage Encounter;, Oct. 15-17, Hot Springs "Village; Oct` 18-20, Memphis Cursillislas; Oct. 25-27, Women's Retreat; Nov. 15-17, Little Rock Scripture Study; Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 - Healing Retreat; Dec. 6-8, Dan Egan Retreat; Dec. 20-22, pre-Christmas retreat; Dec 31 -Jan. 1, New Year's Evening of Recollection. First-Monday Evenings of Recollection begin at 4:15 PM and end at 8:30. Topics are: Sept. 2 - Exodus; Oct. 7- Leviticus; Nov. 4 - Numbers; Dec. 2 - Infancy Narratives. All relreats begin on Friday evening and end after Sunday lunch. Cost is $55 per person, $90 per couple. Evenings of Recol- lections are $5 for the meal, and $10 for bed & breakfast for those desiring lodging. A few dates are available in mid-week during September, November and Decem- ber for special group reservations. Contact Coury House, Subiaco, 72865; 934-4411. Superintendent Sr. Henrietta 1991-92 school year is underway. William T. and Lucille Metrailer Kelly of Our Lady of the Holy Souls, Little Rock, will celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary with a Mass today at 2 PM at Our Lady of the Holy Souls. Married Sept. 1, 1941, at Our Lady of Good Counsel by Msgr. Herman Weinke, they have seven sons, seven daughters and 26 grandchildren. A reception will follow in the parish hall. USCC supports bills to support strikers Wa.~ington - The United States Catholic Confer' ence (USCC) has said it supports HR5 and $55, biIl~ to protect the seniority of striking workers. In a state ment, the USCC said: "The right of workers to organize, to I~pi~ collectively for favorable working conditions and to strike has been law in the U. S. for more tlaan 50 ),ears. However, since 1938 a rarely-used court op~ ion has held that firms could replaoe strikers to kee~ dieir businesses going. In ever-increasing numbeO employers in the 1980s began using this law to e~" tract conu'act concessions from unions, or, so~ would say, to get rid of a trade union by forcing i strike through negotiating tactics and then immedr ately hiring replacement workers. Some employ# have gone so far as to advertise for new worke~ before the strike begins. Regardless of the intent d tactics, the number of companies permanently placing suikers has increased, effectively denying wo~" ers the right to swike. When are hired, it is virtually impossible for union to "win" in negotiations - or even to end the without big losses because they have lost their job5 I the replacement workers. This practice radicall, the balance of power to the employer and trade unions impotent. In his letter On Human Work, PopeJohn speaking of unions, says: "The experience teaches that organizations of this type are an pensable element of sodal life, espedally in mode~ industrial sodety.' In Catholic social teaching o# cannot deny the right to organize without auacki~ human dignity itself. 'The strike is the traditional method of affordita~ Labor an equal footing in collective bargaining wi~ management. The strike is recognized by Ca~olg social teaching as an extreme but legitimate recoU~ given proper conditions and within limits ofjusfi~ essential community services must be ensured, #d strikes should not paralyze the whole sodoecono#c order. [Iohn Cardinal O'Connor, in testimony before ~ U.S. Senate subcommittee in New York City this p~ December, said: 'It is useless to speak glowingly i0 either legal or moral terms about the rights to bar" gain and to strike as a last resort, or even the ri~t to unionize, if either party, management or labor, bargains in bad faith, or in the case of manageme#' with foreknowledge of being able to permanently replace workers who strike, on the primary basis d the strike itself. In my judgement, this makes a d#" fade of the collective Iitrgalning, and a mockery d the right to strike.' "HR 5 and S 55 are bills to 'Amend the Nado#I Labor Relations Act to prevent discrimination ba~ r September - That leaders in world upon parddpation in labor disputes'. The bills wo~l commerce may restore justice to the allow strikers their seniority or position in the fir# weak and poor. Employers could still hire replacement workers .1~i t'~__ L 1 I.=_e General Prayer Intention when the strike ends the replacements, not the strilt~ Revive Your omtUmltV." =u,. = 0.o of. ~ fist to fill positions as they become vacant. ! St. John the . aptist Parish in 0 : .or is a mission which r . will be conducted by % the Redemptofist tV" fathers. Theheldmi $iOnfrom V , _ f" ,zl _ willsunday,b Adults & Children Gonora/Dentistry 666-2801 5307 Kavanaugh LR September 8 ursday, JOE SAIA, CPA Personalized Tax & Accounting Services .pt.m r " :0o p.m. each evening at our church on 123 W. 2nd, Pine Bluff 534-2012 We invite everyone - to join us $7.50...Cai1 Ron Hall, 664-0340, ext 326 for details