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:PAGE 9 ARKANSAS CA] IOLIC SEFIV.MBER 16, 1990 Br,Vlct0r Kopyclnskl, OCD dies at Marylake iili i~:! i IL, and St. Meinrad's Seminary, IN. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Amarillo in 1945, and be- came a priest for San Angelo in 1962. He retired from active ministry in 1982. During his retirement, Daugintis served as chaplain for the retired community at Benedictine Manor, where he lived. He is survived by his sister, Julia Maguire, of Homewood, IL.; a brother, Anthony Ratkus of Alexandria, VA; and several nephews and cousins. Women Religious urged: concentrate on essentials O Ia ttle Rock - Br. Victor Kopycinski, -aj, a Discalced Carmelite Friar, died Spokane, WA (CNS) - The outgoing Sept. 4 at the Monastery of Mar/lake. president of the Leadership Conference MBorn Dec. 18, 1917, at Leadwood, of Women Religious told conference ,O, son of Leon and Carolyn .t'zajkowski Kopycinski, he grew up in members to focus on "essential" matters Polish settlement at Harrah, OK, in the years ahead, those that challenge and attended a Catholic school con- "the survival of our planet" and "the credibility of the Church." tlUCted by Carmelite Sisters. He entered Sr. Helen Marie Burns, RSM, ad- the Carmelite Novitiate in San Antonio, ,in 1936; after his profession in 1959 dressed LCWR members at the organization's annual assembly held served in assignments includin Aug. 22-26 in Spokane. The meeting ,U.klahbma City, Hartshorne and Ponca drew about 800 leaders from about 300 lty, OK, and Mt. Carmel Seminary in women s orders. Uallas. In 1952, Kopycinski was appointed efirst Carmelite at the old Little Rock .Untry Club on Arch Street Pike in line County, which had been pur- chased by the Discalced Carmelite Fa- (~leFs, th He made accommodations for e other Carmelites, who arrived a few nths later. Fie is s urvived by three brothers: b .Ward, Marion, Oklahoma City, OK, ~Obert, Lindsay, OH; three sisters: Sr. tricia, Ella Nora White, Oklahoma ~lty, OK,. and Genevieve Marie '~Urlshell, Seattle, WA. Vincent Daugintis at 80, in Hot Springs Thanks for reading ARKANSAS CATHOLIC Springs. Rev. Vincent Aloysius 80, a retired priest of the of San Angelo, died Sept. 6 at 1-, Manor in Hot Springs. at c '_aUgintis was born March 16, 1910, k." UCago. The eldest of four children to " he . Vincent and Mar/ Daugmus; attended Quigley Preparatory - aary and Lake Seminary College, Another keynote speaker, Sr. Mary Jo Leddy of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion in Toronto, called upon congre- gation leaders to explore "radical plu- ralism," a process which draws together people who share a common commit- ment. Bums told the assembly to concen- trate on the "essential and important things" and target "those matters which currently challenge the survival of our planet as well as the credibility of the Church." The dignity of women is intertwined with the quality of life and relationship among peoples, she said. "The fact that 56 percent of children in female-headed households live in poverty is a systemic problem, not a woman's issue," Burns said. "The fact that one in every six Afro- Americans, one in ever/eight Hispanic Americans and one in every 14 white Americans is unemployed.., are sys- tematic problems rooted in racism, not cultural issues," she said. "We must begin to see the interrelatedness of such essential and important things." Dominican Sr. Nadine Foley, a past president of LCWR, said the LCWR wants to explore the "gray area" of abortion. "It's one of the few moral issues in which no middle ground exists," she said. Discussion on other complex moral issues, just as killing in self-defense and the 'just war' theory, allow for extenu- ating circumstances to be included, she said. With abortion, Foley said, "it's so hard to say anything because immedi- ately you're put into this camp or that camp and there's no kind of middle ID 11 11 !i H & IL I W W By Betsy McNeil Special to Arkansas Catholic Rogers - Sofia Harbaugh had but one thing on her mind when she jumped into the family swimming pool on Aug. 25. Her niece was drowning. "I knew Jesus would help me," the five-year old daughter of George and Teresita Harbaugh said. "Maddy" was going up and down and I had to help her. Two-year-old Madelaine "Maddy" Schutzman of Dallas, TX, waited pa- tiently beside the pool while 13-year- old Elizabeth Harbaugh stepped inside to summon her sister, Angela, for life- guard duty. During the approximately 30-sec- onds Elizabeth was away from the pool,. Maddy toddled near the water, slipped and fell in. From the opposite end of the pool, Sofia quickly donned a life jacket, jumped into the deep water and paddled to the sinking baby. Grabbing Maddy by the arm, Sofia pulled her niece to the ladder and tried to climb out. By this time, 15- year-old Angela had arrived on the scene to lift both children from the pool. "Needless to say, we are very proud of Sofia," Teresita Harbaugh said. "Sofia weighs 40 pounds, and Maddy weighs close to 30 pounds, so it was only by the grace of God that a trag- edy was averted." The next day during Mass at St. "I Betsy McNoH Madelaine "Maddy" Schutzman (L) and Sofia Harbaugh. Vincent de Paul Church, Rev. Tom Donahue asked Sofia to join him in the sanctuary. Lifting the child into his arms, Donahue congratulated Sofia for her selfless act of courage. "She's a little hero," Donahue said, as the crowd applauded. Sofia hugged the priest and grinned. Although the St. Joseph's Catholic School (Fayetteville), kindergartener has never taken swimming lessons and doesn't know how to swim, Sofia says she might become a lifeguard one day. She is the second Harbaugh child to have rescued a swimmer in trouble. Five years ago, her brother, Christo- pher, saved a friend from drowning in Lake Dardanelle. Betsy McNeil writes from Rogers ground." On the question of ordination, Foley said, some women, herself included, would not want to be ordained into today's Church, given its patriarchal structure. The new LCWR president, Provi- dence Sr. Kathleen Popko of Holyoke, MA, said that communities of women religious were in a "crossing-over" point and involved in "a serious reflection on their identity, their purpose and their future." r illlmlll iil lille IIIIIIIIllim i tamm imm ~llllllll Illl~ mmm liillil I ~ IIml l illlll mmm I i ~ I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Something very exciting is happening at Arkansas State. Plans are being developed for a new Catholic Student Center and Chapel at ASU. I would like to keep you informed of the-progress. If you are not an alumnus of ASU but know of others who are, please send their names & addresses. When you are in town for the Homecoming Game Oct. 6 or Indian Days Nov. 10...come see me. - Rev. Ernest Hardesty Please register & mail to Rev. Ernest Hardesty, Blessed Sacrament Church, P 0 Box 1735 Jonesboro, AR 72403. Family Name First Spouse I I I I I ! 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