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VOL. LXXIX, NO. 33 DIOCESE OF L[]TLE ROCK, AR. SEt'IE/',ABER 9, ]990 Vatican diplomat calls War a "primitive means" nf resolving conflict By Agostlno Bono Vatlcax3. City (CNS) - The Persian Gulf Crisis shows the need to strengthen ,respect for international accords against arraed aggression, said a top Vatican diplomat. !COUntries must abstain from "re- COUrse to threats or to the use of vio- lence, either related story against terri- torial integrity page 10 or against the political inde- Pendence of any state," said Msgr. Jean- LOuis Tauran, Vatican Undersecretary 0f State for Relations with States. sponsored nuclear disarmament con- ference. "War is still a primitive means to resolve conflicts, and force will never See "Primitive," page 10 CNS/UPI-Rueterl Reaching out-- By Judy Hoelzeman It happens all the time. You ask out loud "what can be done?" and you find yourself with a job. That's how Carolyn Prickett became Liaison for Special Religious Education for the Diocese of Little Rock. Her son, Matthew, was born with Down's Syndrome. When he was four years old, his mother began to wonder what she would do about his religious education. She asked Sr. Maria Kleinschmidt, DC, diocesan Director of Religious Education, who suggested that Prickett chair a committee to study the question. In January, 1990, the liaison 'I Carolyn Pricker teaches her son, Matthew. persons. Prickett has sent letters to parish religious education coordinators, and Tauran spoke in Geneva at a U'N. - Liberlan refugees walk by a dead position evolved and Prickett now as- has made presentations at catechetical • man along a main road leading out sists catechists who teach children with workshops, to the Priests' Senate and of Monrovia, Liberia. The country'smental or physical handicaps. She to the Knights of Columbus. She wants Anti-Catholic books ilistributed at Little FlOck intersection By I)eborah Hilliard Little Rock - In the latest round of ti'Catholic activity in Arkansas, a man hOa SOurce said refused to identify -", self was handing out anti-Catholic aterial in late August. l"h " e man was distributing copies of -qti~r. .. tea in Pronhecv, a 662-nave re- prin- ,- - o _ t of The Great Controvert, a book r, ginally published in 1888 by Seventh u~[v4 AJ . . " uvenUst founder and prophet" eU G. White. One of at least two un- irk hOrized condensations or reprints of century-old work, the recently- PUtilis -- . hed book was printed inJemison, L by Inspiration Books East, a corn . With no hsted telephone number. venth Day Adventist spokesoersons a the book is publishe'd by Charles •eeler, an independent evangelist [ ;ear f°rrnerAdventist whose credentials h re pulled by the church's world ead quarters in Silver Spring, MD. I eeler, known to Adventist spokes- |i as an evangelist with a penchant t of wo.a, [ not be located. book lists the author's name as i Vhite." I .l'he hook was distributed near the I lVersity of Arkansas at Little Rock ! tde Pus by a man who refused to i i .tify himself or his affiliation, ac- to one recipient, who said the [ 'a i Were stored on the roadside in a See "Book," page 8 civil war has forced the closing of the Catholic hospital, the last one operating in the capital. [Related story, page 9] stresses that her work focuses on reli- gious education and is not the same as the work of an office for handicapped to identify mentally or physically handicapped children in Arkansas See "Reaching," page 6 15th annual .o,r Souls for the first time this year. In the past, it has been held at St.John's Cateehetieal Day Center, but needs for more room to accommodate a growing attendance necessitated the move. V rlflm • • . • Theme of the day is Catechists: • Forming Communities of Compassion." Concurrent sessions will address effec- Little Rock ,The 15th ••annual Ar- five catechesis, religious education in kansas Catechetical Day will be heldrural areas, working with teens, voca- Sept. 29 at Our Lady of the Holy Souls, tions, peace and justice, interpersonal 1003 N. Tyler St. relations, RCIA and other topics. According to Sr. Maria Kleinschmidt,Among the presentors will be Ann DC, diocesan Director of Religious Dunn, pastoral associate at Holy Trin- Education, the event will be held atity Church, Beaverton, OR. Dunn will ..... ! • " ~ .... ~ *~ Sr. Maria Kleimmhmidt, DC, diocesan Director of Religious Education (t.}, confers with Rachel Harvey, Bridgette Straw and Sylvia Fernandez at a recent in-service workshop for catechists from Newport, Batesville and Mountain View. explain the DeSales Program, a video series for small group use which uses pre-session reflection, workbook, video presentation, and discussion in an inte- grated program of adult religious education. :;, The program: was developed seven years ago in eastern Oregon in an at- tempt to fielp Catholics in rural areas affected by the priest shortage to main- tain and strengthen their faith. See "Day," page 7