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LXXIX, NO. 34 DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK, AR SEPTEMBER 16. 1990 elization in south Arkansas nciscan missionary lly barryl E. Haley Special to the Arkansas Catholic MCCehee . The small southeast At- parish of St. Mary has been cho- by the Franciscan Province of St. for a remarkable missionary to evangelize among the un- people of southeast Arkan- particularly Afro- Hispanics. uartered at the office in McGehee, missionaries are to the southeast Ar- sas area to form core groups for support, especially among Catholics and the un- See letter from Bishop McDonald Page 8 Franciscan priests are now liv- McGehee. Rev. Simon Hartke, is the pastor of the parish and its Mary's in McGehee, Holy York -- ission granted exhume remains Child in Dumas and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dermott. Three other priests, Rev. Ray Rickels, OFM, Rev. Larry Brummer, OFM, and Rev. Ed Mundwiller, OFM, are conducting the missionary effort using the parish as a base. According to Rev. Rickels, the mis- sionaries have a "working agreement" with the diocese for two years of service. This is a homecoming for Rev. Rickels, who is a native of the Pine Bluff area. Financial support for this program comes from Arkansas Catholics through their generous CASA gifts, the Catholic Church Extension Society, the American Board of Home Missions, and the National Indian and Negro Fund. Rev. Brummer met with Bishop An- See "Friars," page 8 the first black American saint. Before the body is dug up, permis- sion must be obtained from the Vatican Congregation for Sainthood Causes: Approval is expected in the near Sr. Phyllis Endedin, OSB Our Lady of the Holy Souls Jr. CYO of Little Rock recently enjoyed "Sign Language 101," taught by Jan Favorite of St. John's parish in Hot Springs. Teens learned the sign language alphabet and how to sign various words and phrases. L to R: Jan Favorite (front), Susan Burdick, Rosemarle Clark and Tony Weaver. Melkite priest says: Iraq-Kuwait crisis viewed differently Arab Christians By Deborah HHllard said Rev. Elias Chacour, an educator and author. Arabs acknowledge Saddam as a despot but believe he is the Arab world's only leader currently capable of stand- ing up to the U.S., he said. Another priest, Rev. John Sansour, a church official in Jerusalem, cautioned See "Crisis," page 13 future. Jerusalem (CNS) - Iraq Pres. Saddam Pierre Toussaint Thelegal ruling was issued by Man- Hussein maybe a bloodthirsty tyrant but Br. Vfctor Kopyinski, OCD, hattan Supreme Court Justice Phyllis he's regarded as a leader because "he's dies at Marylake. Tracy Early Gangel-Jacob. , all we've got" in the Arab world, accord- Rev. Vincent Daugintis New Msgr. Robert M. O Connell of New ing to a Melkite priest from a Palestin- dies in Hot Springs e,.LYork (CNS) - Legal permission York said that the judge became very tan community in Israel. ume the remains of Pierre emotional in reading a statement on "At least Saddam means whathe says. Page 9 whose cause for canonization her ruling, indicating that perhaps a We're fed up with Arab leaders who have ----"'----- " D' laUnched by Cardinal John J. reference in it to current incurable nothing to say and who mean nothing,' htanr of New York last December,diseases had some personal meaning for If ceen granted by a Manhattan judge, her. Other news reports noted that she l. _ m)Onized, Toussaint, born a slave stopped and cried in the middle of a [ ] x, rlaitiandb . . . yq rougnt by his owners to sentence. I I : : 0rk in 1787 at age 21, would be "The papers submitted say that he His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. [[--__ -.--] [ i ........ was a 'model of charity' who gave money McDonald announces the following to the poor and nursed the ill during clerical appointments: ] o the plagues of yellow fever and cholera [ i Effective July 1: [ which swept this city in the era before ] Rev. Simon Hartke, OFM: Pastor, [ ~! i i antibiotics and the miracle drugs of [SL Mary s parish, McGehee, and the [ l/ i~ today," her statement said. "In those Ii AIDS, Indeed been the miracles f faith and trust. ] Dermtt. times the only consolation may have Alzheimer's for the thousands diseasefand victims other of [ missions of Holy Child; Dumas, and [ 1[ [ Nativity of the Blessed V'trgin Mary, [ Evangelizer; Rev. Lawrence in residence, Brummer, SL Mary's OFM: lit i currendy incurable diseases, the same [ parish, McGehee. [ .... ...... may be true today." . ] Rev. Edmund Mundwiller, OFM: [ "It is rare that this court has an op-[ Evangelizer; in residence, St. Mary's] portunity to participate in such an[parish, McGehee. [ historic event, if only tangentially," said [ Rev. Raymond Rickels, OFM: ] Gangel-Jacob. [ Evangelizer; in residence, St. Mary's [ i Toussaint after he was brought to [ parish, McGehee. [ New York, became a hairdresser, and[ Rev. Francis I. Malone, JCD / 0 was allwed t keep part f his earnings" / Chancellor ] Pierre Toussaint - See "Toussaint," page 12 , ,,