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PAGE 10 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC SEPIEMBER 1, 1991 'q-Iun ," from page 1 had two heart attacks. Born in Aug. 21, 1992, in Anaconda, MT. Hunthausen was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Helena, CI', in 1946. He was appointed bishop of Helena in 1962, a position he served until being named archbishop of Seattle in 1975. The last decade of Hunthausen's Seattle tenure had been marked by controversy. In a region heavily reliant on defense spending, he was an outspoken critic of the U.S. arms buildup. In 1982 he started witty holding payment of 'War taxes" which he said fueled the nuclear arms race. He con- tinues the practice, and has had his wages garnisheed by the Internal Revenue Service. The Vatican in 1983 announced an apos- tolic investigation, led by Archbishop James A. Hi ckey of Washington, now a cardinal, into complaints about Hunthausen's lead- ership. In 1985, the Vatican cited problem areas in Seattle, including failure to follow the sequence of first confession before first Com- munion; unauthorized Catholic-Protestant eucharistic sharing;, use of general absolu- tion; lack of clarity about Church teaching on homo, exnal activity and contraceptive sterilization; selection and formation of semi- narians; on going clergy formation; and undue leniency in the treatment of resigned priestS. Although Hunthausen said then he was "firmly committed to dealing with each and every one" of the concerns, the Vatican in 1986 ordered hnn to turn over some au- thority to a new auxiliary bishop, Donald "Viex point" is open to galest x lJtet . Send column and photo to: Editor Arkansas Catholic P.O. Box 7417 Little Rock 72217 Dennis Kellar, M.S. of • New Life Counseling Services offering Christian Counsellng for the CHILD - ADULT - ADOLE SCENT Member of christ 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 (501) 664-3010 Lunch Mon.- Fri. 11 A.M. - 1:~0 P.M. Dinner Mon. - Sat. 6 P.M. - 10 P.M. W. Wuerl, who had a special mandate from the Vatican. The move outraged Hunthausen's sup- porters in Seattle and many U.S. Catholics. After a prolonged outcry, the Vatican named a commission of three U.S. bishops to re- view the situation. The Vatican in 1987 followed the committee's recommendations that Hunthausen's full authority in Seattle be restored, that Ahaed be reassigned - he is now bishop of Pittsburgh - and a coadjutor archbishop be named in Seattle. Hunthausen has called for greater con- sultation and lay leadership and a height- ened role of women in the Church. In 1990, he chose not to continue Seattle's all-naale diaconate training program until, he said, women's role in the Church is more adequately addressed. Appointed by Pope John XXIII, he is one of a shrinking number of active U,S. bishops to have attended all sessions of the Second Vatican Council. "I don't have any grand plan for Church reform," Hunthausen said. q don't even have a miniplan. But I think we have to keep raising issues, examining our con- sdences, searching for the truth." The new Ca olic Directory is published. VVrite Meiread ,~htc~r-EmunOstN~w C~ff~ Ropmsentatives of world religions proeoss into St. Procopius Abbo¥. ' Officials of world religions gather at abbey Share traditions By Meitw~ Sdaer~--Emunds Amarjit Singh, a Sikh, said he, tot?, ~# touched by the strong sense of unity. 1 Lisle, IL (CNS) - Dressed in traditional q'he tone in each group was differe#i garb -- from saffron-colored robes to Off- the language was different, the wording #[ ental prayer jackets -- representatives of different, but the g oll was. the mine thi~[ many of the world's religions gathered at a -- to attain one C,c~, Singh said [ Benedictine abbey in Lisle recently to share Benedictine Rev.Julian Duerbeck, co0f'! some of their traditions during an interfaith dinator of interreligious dialogue at worship service Procopius Abbey and a member of tlae~ Joining the Benedictine monks, whowore North American Board for East-West iV[ej black robes and sandals, were Thai Bud- i]astic i~Jialogue, helped organize the coO] dhist monks clad in bright orange robes; ference. I bearded, turbaned Sikh men dressed in A solenm procession, with parficipa~l ' knee-length khadi shirts; a Zormstrian priest carrying lmnners and candles that depict0Jl do thed in a white ro be and cap wi tha prayer wbo°is£fv r-raes -pe "cUve religions,'" , shawl hanging from his shoulders; and long- opend haired Caucasian Zen Buddhists adornedWhat took place at St. Procopius was o# ' in grey Oriental prayer jackets event in a series being held in preFmafi The service, called "Sacred Sounds of forthePadiamentofWoddReligionstol¢! I Unity and held at St Procopius Abbey held Aug. 28 - Sept. 6, 199'3, in Oait~ ,, Church, allowed the participants to recite According to its mission statement, ] prayer chants in their native languages ~ parliament will "promote cooperadO° Sanskrit, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Korean, among religious communities, encourage Thai, Urdu, Latin and English. celebration ofthe rich diversity ofreligi .... "I found this to be a wonderful way of renew the role of religion in relation to interfaith dialogue," Agchan Funthorn personal spiritual growth and the chaile Pramintr told the New Catholic Explorer, of facing the global community, prom0 i [ newspaper of the Diocese of Joliet. interfaith encounters in its preparation, a ] Pramintr, a monk at the Buddhsdharma develop p rt ms to its spirit into fl# ] Meditation Center in Himdale, IL, said he 21st century, t I had participated in different interfaith ser- Expected to be part of the parlia/nO1. [ vices, but he particularly liked this event agenda is a keynote address by the I because of its %ariety and equal opportlv lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddl : I nit), for each group ." and redpient of the Nobel Peace .tS-ize# I "Croatia," from page 1 down their arms and accept the terms of [ Croatia and Sloverfia, which also declared the cease-fire. , I independence June 25, along with Bosnia- He demanded an end to Serbia s b~ I Hercegovina and Macedonia want to turn ing for the uprising and the seizure d [ the Yugoslav federation into an alliance of Croatian territory, a probe h to the ins ti A [ independent states, tors of the violence, the return of fede~l ] They fear Serbian domination of Mago- troops to banac.ks, a reduction of fedev" I slavia. Most govemment and military lead- army strength to peacetime levels and [ ers are Serbs, and Belgrade, the Yugoslav punistnnent of army officers who had ~ ! ] capital, is in, Serbia. Serb guerrilhs, lad [ Croatia s nationalist Pres. Franjo Tudjman said if his demands were / Tudjman sent federal leaders an ultimatun met the federal army would be viewed as aft [ Aug. 22 threatening "serious measures occupying force and Croatia would step / unless Serbs and the Yugoshv army stop its defenses. ' : ] attacks on his breakaway republic by the end of AugusL , The ethnic violence has religious o~.~ ]i[ Tudjman asked Yugoslavia s collective tones. Ca'oats are largely Roman Caaholi6 I/ federal presidency to compel Serbs to lay Serbs are mainly Orthodox. i 2721 Kavanaugh LR 663-1196