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!VOL. LXXI, NO. 37 SEPTEMBER 10, 1982 Makes Promises P4 New Chaplain P5 Nuclear Freeze P6 Student Exchange P8 Tying CTN Satellite !ROck -. The Diocese of Little Rock, It will do this through participation in the fewer than 1.5 Catholics in each square miles, plans to multiply pact on Arkansas in the 'ahead. Official 00ment Diocese of Little Rock 2415 N. Tyler Reverend Bishop announces ; clerical appointments: J. Roberson, retired, St. John's Center, Little kVid E. Jacobs, Administrator, OSeph's Church, Pine Bluff, status as Associate Pastor, Conception Church, North Karottukunnel, Associate Pro Tern, Immaculate Con- North Little Rock. 4 JOhn D. Riddeli, Chaplain, U.S. Rev. Royce Thomas Chancellor !iiiiiill ' Catholic Telecommunications Network of :: America (CTNA), which will begin satellite transmissions on Monday, Sept. 20. Initially, these will be programs designed for cable television, radio broadcasting and religious instruction in schools and hospitals. Later, CTNA will expand to include elec- tronic mail, telephone service and telecon- ferencing. This latter will make possible regional and national conferences with local participants remaining in their home dioceses, linked by satellite. To initiate diocesan participation in CTNA, His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald recently contracted with the network for construction of an earth station at St. John's Catholic Center; Little Rock. The "downlink" over which satellite transmissions will be received and tape recorded will later be converted to an "uplink" over which locally- produced programs and other com- munications will be transmitted via satellite. The antenna "dish" will be located in a remote corner of the Catholic Center grounds on a low grade behind the old seminary baseball field. This will be linked by cable to the earth station on the second floor of the east wing of Morris Hall where electronic apparatus is being installed. At the outset, CTNA will transmit five hours of video and radio programming five days a week. These recordings will be catalogued and kept in a library at the earth station, whence they will be dispensed to cable television companies across the state, to commercial television and radio stations and to the diocesan education department. To evaluate the various CTNA tran- smissions, Bishop McDonald has approved See Satellite on Pg. 3 'It Is God Who Gives The Growth' P.X. Murphy and his secretary, Mrs. Charles (Gloria) Allen, leasing agreements in his chancery office. Little Rock -- The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will open its three-day state convention at St. John's Catholic Center here at 8:30 P.M. tonight with the opening of 40-Hours Adoration. A 7 P.M. board meeting will precede the opening. On Saturday morning, breakfast will be served at 8 A.M., followed by an 8:30 A.M. Prayer Service. Registration will be held from 8:30-9:30 A.M. All attending then will convene in the Main Chapel, Morris Hall, at 9:30 A.M. The keynote address, "Seasons of a Woman's Life," will be delivered at 10 A.M. by Mary Reed Newland, of Albany, N.Y. Lunch time will be allowed from 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. At 1 P.M., Bob Moffitt will present "A Time to Lead and A Time to Follow," a presen- tation on the organizational and the motivational skills of women. After a break from 2-2:15, the following workshops will be held: ABBA House, cultural awareness, family catechesis, criminal justice ministry and on battered women and children. His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. Mc- Donald will celebrate the 4:30 P.M. Mass. After Mass and a brief rest break, dinner will be served at 6 P.M. At 7:30 P.M., Mrs. Betty Bumpers, founder and executive director of Peace Links, Inc., will present "A Time to Make Peace." Following her presentation, a reception will be held at 8:30 P.M. On Sunday, a Prayer Service will be held at 8 A.M., followed by coffee and donuts. At 9:30, the business meeting will begin. Bishop Mc- Donald then will install the new officers at 11:30. Adjournment and the closing of 40- Hours Adoration will be at noon. ...... By Karl Christ -- Msgr. F. X. Murphy, who is in all the property owned by the af Little Rock in addition to being his job is fascinating. 74-year-old Irishman said he different almost every day. of Holbrook, Mass., his family the city of Natick itl his early life Natick Public High School. he came to St. John's Today at St. John's DCCW's Convention and Army Air Corps. "I would be with the Army and then with the Army Air Corps," he explained. When the Air Force became a separate entity in 1958, he was with the Air Force entirely. He retired in February of 1968 with the rank of full colonel. Msgr. Murphy then came into the diocese's chancery office. He started the Parish Council Program, traveling all over the state to visit the parishes and explain the program. He also started the Diocesan Council of Catholic Men. After these two apostolates were underway, he was appointed comptroller for the diocese He later was assigned to his present duty as property manager. Msgr. Murphy summed up his duties as follows: "The duties of my office are to handle all real estate transactions for the diocese. "1. Selling of property that has no future See Diocesan on Pg. 3 Seminary here in 1928. He was ordained a priest on May 26, 1938. His first assignment was assistant pastor at Texarkana, where he handled the then Missions at DeQueen, Foreman and Ash- down. He was assigned as chaplain at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro in 1941, where be also taught mathematics and religion at Holy Angels High School and ethics to student nurses at the hospital. In 1942, he went into service with the Army n Property Management Job Fascinating His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald delivers the homily at a Tuesday evening Mass at St. Andrew's Cathedral on the 10th an- niversary of his installation as Bishop of Little Rock. His theme was, "One plants, another waters, it is God who gives the growth." A large crowd was on hand for the special occasion.