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PAGE 8 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC SEP]T.MBER 9, "Book," from page 1 crate-like box. Kenneth H. Wood, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Seventh Day Adventists General Conference and the Ellen G. White Estate, said that White's 19th-century writings, which accused Catholics and Jews of being religious "harlots," is being manipulated by splinter groups to "cause trouble." "These people who put a new title [on White's original work] don't reflect what she was writing," said Wood in a telephone interview with Arkansas Catholic. "The Seventh Day Adventists are very much opposed to this kind of thing. These people are publishing these books without any authorization" from the General Conference, he said. Wood said that splinter groups are "causing trouble" for the 100-year-old church group, a religious body plagued by unfavorable publicity following a verbal fracas at its 55th world conven- tion held in Indianapolis, IN, in July. At the gathering, Adventists clashed in their reactions to anti-catholic pam- phlets distributed in that city by a Tennessee faction of the church. While some Adventists renounced the tract as "trash," others insisted that anti-Ca- tholicism is a crucial part of traditional Adventist doctrine. The pamphlet called Catholicism a pagan religion and refers to the pope as a "beast." "The people who distribute these things are not really trying to under- stand what Seventh Day Adventists be- lieve, even though they consider themselves to be Adventists," Wood said. He added that he has tried repeatedly to communicate with Wheeler, who has refused to return correspondence. Wood called the unauthorized con- densations of White's book "absolute trash." America in Prophecy contains anti- Catholic material on almost every one of its 662 pages, and reprints White's Century-old warning that unless Protes- tants wake up to the dangers of "Romanism," the Catholic Church will take over and destroy the U.S. Arkansas has been plagued in recent months by anti-Catholic activity cen- tered around literature and radio spots by "Holy Alamo Church" founder Tony Alamo, a long-time anti-Catholic evan- gelist currently in hiding from a fed- eral warrant for fleeing a child abuse charge in California. Alamo gained notoriety for refusing to pay employees for working in his church-owned motel and restaurant, in Alma, the Ozark town in northwest Arkansas where Alamo claimed his followers worked in ex- change for bed and board in the barri- caded church compound nearby. Q CATHOLIC DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL SERVICES sought for progressive 188-bed acute comprehensive care medical center. Prefer degreee in theology or related disciplines, four units of CPE, two units being advanced units, advanced chaplain status with NACC, or be a fellow within COC. Pastoral services and management experience preferred. Send resume to: Sister Cheryl Syivester Mt. Carmel Medical Center Centennial & Rouse Pittsburg, KS 66762 LAMPS LAMP$1IADES REPAIRS \ \ 5608 R S em Little Rock AR 72207 501/666-2628 Pete Zakrzewskl Fran Yanlger CNS/Deniso Walko,/The CathoUO In August, Carmelite sisters walk into the Basilica of the Assum Baltimore for the closing liturgy at a symposium commemorating anniversary of the Carmelite Sisters in the U.S. Rock nuns Little Rock - The Sisters of Carmel of St. Teresa of Jesus have announced their intentions for the October novena: * World peace, especially in the Iraq crisis. * A successful school year for teach- ers and students. * Vocations to the priesthood and religious life. * Strengthening of family life. * The special intentions of all join- ing in the novena. The Carmelite nuns of Little Rock, living at 7201 W. 32nd St., stem from the Carmel of Loretto, PA, which, in turn, was founded directly from France. They share in the joy of their bicenten- nial year in 1990, a time of celebration and of gratitude for all Carmelite nuns in the U.S. In 1950, Bishop Albert L. Fletcher of Little Rock invited the Carmel of Loretto to make a foundation in the diocese. On June 12, the women left for Little Rock, traveling in two auto- mobiles driven by relatives of the sis- ters. On June 17, they arrived in Little Rock and, until their temporary mon- astery at 812 Louisiana St. was ready, they enjoyed the hospitality of the Benedictine Sisters at St. Joseph Or- phanage in North Little Rock. announce The first Mass in the m celebrated on Aug. 22, 1950. was established and the ficially made on Sept. 12 of the year. In September of 1959, when Rock was torn by strife over racial gration in the public schools, planted dynamite in the school building next door to the Carmel. explosion blew out windoWS weakened the walls of the monastery. It was apparent to all the nuns would soon have to move. diocese gave about two acres of on a tree-covered knoll in Little Rock, at what is now 7201 32 St. A simple one-story white building was erected there. The Mass was offered Sept. 19, 1961. was established Nov. 4 of that The nuns endeavor to themselves by making altar breadS, are grateful for donations from Prayer requests are always and there is no need to send an ing. This year also marks the of the religious profession Therese, who on Sept. 8, 1890,! perpetual vows of poverty, obedience. Little Rock - The wridng of Rev. Anthony De Mello will be the subject of a course offered at The Oasis Renewal Center Sept. 14-15. People who have found the wridngs of John Bunyan, C.S. Lewis and Ehon Trueblood helpful in developing their spiritual lives will appreciate this introduc- tion to De Mello, a Jesuit from India. His teachings blend post-Vatican II Catholic theology with the wisdom and thought patterns of the East. Pardcipants will try some of his spiritual exercises, engage in meditation and contemplation and view videotapes of his talks. Leader for the course is Rev. Don Campbell, General Pastor of the Presbytery of South Louisiana. He has served as of Presbyterian churches in Little RocL He is Dean of The newal Center. The class will be held from 7-10 1 Friday, Sept. 14, and from 9 AM - 5 Saturday, Sept. 15. Cost for the be $45, which includes lunch on A $10 registration fee is reql Call The Oasis at 225-6890 tO The Oasis Renewal Center is art nominational retreat center located acres in western Little RocL It houses a bookstore, restaurant and ing facilities, and resident cabins are constroctiorL