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PAGE8 " THE GUARDIAN, SEPTEMBER 20. 1974 ....................... --I Holy Souls School Safety Patrol Pictured with their teacher sponsor, Sister Romana Rohmer, O.S.B., and their installing officers, Little Rock Police ,Sgt. Kenneth Stephens and Officer Wayne Forrest are members of the Safety Patrol of Holy Souls School, Little Rock. From left in the first row are: Jane Touhey, Mary Kay Peters, Maureen Donovan, Sandy Bennett, Robbie Neihouse, Tom Hennely, Mike Gray, John McKay, Kenny Hiegel and John Paul Warren. Second row -- Betsy Hughes, John Mason, Rusty Johnson, Lori Kerney, Christine Bornhofen, Grace Boone, Michael Stolzer, Susan Perrymore and Tery Peyer. Third Row - Jan Edmiston, James Stinson, Pat Lanford, Jim Busby. Christy Johnson, Brigid Elsken, Ann Truemper and Ray Parker. Fourth Row - - Barbara McAfee, Marie Moriarty, Chris Flacke, Greg Davis, Steve Selakovich, Mark Godwin and Paul Leinhart. 'Unions' Want Pro-Life Law (Following is another of the Declarations of Principles adopted at the recent joint convention of the Catholic Central Union of America and the National Catholic Women's Union in St. Louis). One wonders whence comes the depravity of reasoning exhibited by the Supreme Court of the United States in its decision of January 22, 1973, which made void the statutes of the various states which prohibited the deliberate abortion of an unborn child. (Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton). It is, of course, true that, for some years preceding the decision, many so-called intellectuals, many persons in high places in government, many social welfare officials, many physicians and lawyers, and a number of well-organized associations worked diligently to promote the abolition of civil law prohibiting such abortions. How could this come to pass in a nation supposedly Christian? We can find the answer in the encyclical of Pope Pins XII, known as "Summa Pon- tificatus" issued in 1939, wherein he said, "At the head of the road which leads to the spiritual and moral bankruptcy o_f the present day stand the nefarious efforts of not a few to dethrone Christ; the aban- donment of the law of truth which He proclaimed and of the law of love which is the life breath of His Kingdom.", and again, "Before all else, it is certain that the radical and ultimate cause of the evils which We deplore in modern society is the denial and rejection of a universal norm of morality as well for individual and social life as for in- ternational relations; We mean. the disregard, so common nowadays, and the forget- fulness of the natural law itself, which has its foundation in God, Almighty Creator and Father of all, supreme and absolute Lawgiver, all-wise and just Judge of human actions. When ROY RHEA, Owner Rhea Drug Co. HILLCREST - L,R, 2801 Kavanaugh 663-4131 FREE DELIVERY DAN'S SHOE SHOP RAY AND CLARENCE TROILLET "lke  ia  Rmbl" Phone 666-9731 2903 Kavanaugh Member Worthen Charge Service God is hated, every basis of morality is undermined; the voice of conscience is stilled or at any rate grows very faint, that voice which teaches even the illiterate and to uncivilized tribes what is good and what is bad, what lawful, what for- bidden, and makes men feel themselves responsible for their actions to a Supreme Judge." Here we read the root cause: rejection of the natural law, rejection of the imprint of God's providential plan on man's natural reason. Not All Alike Fortunately, not all citizens of the United States have closed their minds to the dictates of this Eternal Law. They believe, as stated by Pope John XXIII in "Mater et Magister," that "human life is sacred from its very inception, it reveals the creating hand of God", and, as was said by John Joseph Car- dinal Carberry, "that the life of the unborn child may not be destroyed." Relying on the cooperation of all such right minded people, in our Declaration of Principles adopted in 1973, we called for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States defining'the constitutional right to life of the unborn child from the moment of its conception, including in that right to life all human beings, born or unborn, and proscribing the right to deprive any human being of life because of illness, age or incapacity. We believe that such an amendment is the best means of correcting the irrational pro- abortion decision of the Supreme Court, and again call upon our members and all those who believe as we do to work with might and main to secure the enactment of such an amendment. We point out that anything less than such an amendment fails to rectify the error of the Supreme Court's decision. We deplore the efforts by pro-life Holy Ghost Fathers Elect New Superior Rome (NC) - it was an- nounced here that the general chapter of the Holy Ghost Congregation, meeting in Paris, has elected the youngest superior general since the founder in the congregation's 270-year history. He is Father lrancis Tim- mermans, a 39-year old Dut- chman who for the past six years has been regional director of the congregation's 90 missionaries lathe Central African Republic. The founder of the Holy Ghost Congregation was Father Claude Poullart Des Places, a Frenchman who died at the age of 30. forces to secure the passage of laws permitting abortions within the guide lines of the decision of the Supreme Court. It may be that such restrictive statutes will reduce the number of abortions, but they do sanc- tion abortions. It is as though we who are convinced that all Convention P lans Set for DCCW-M N. Little Rock -- Plans have been completed for the annual joint convention of the Little Rock Diocesan Councils of Greensburg, Pa. (NC)--The Catholic Women and Catholic world has experienced an ex- Men to be held in St. Patrick's plosion of knowledge without a parish center here Saturday corresponding advance in and Sunday, Oct. 19-20. wisdom, Cardinal John Wright Convention committee said here. chairmen, appointed by retiring Cardinal Wright, prefect of president, Mrs. H.W. Engster of the Vatican Congregation for the North Little Rock Deanery the Clergy, was here to address of Catholic Women, are Mrs. a meeting of 150 diocesan Harry Riddle of North Little priests. Rock, registration; Mrs. Talking with reporters, the Richard Villenmaire of cardinal said that society has Jacksonville, credentials; Mrs. come to place too much em- John Senke of Stuttgart, phasis on "know how" and not hospitality; and Mrs. Mike enough on "know why." Petterson, refreshments. "We've had a great DCCW President Mrs. Robert knowledge explosion," Cardinal Nordinstalled Mrs. Villenmaire Wright pointed out, "with no to succeed Mrs. Engster as corresponding wisdom ex- deanery president, and also plosion." seated Mrs. Louise Husson of The cardinal, a former bishop Jacksonville as first vice of Pittsburgh, recalled his own president, Mrs. Vee Doborvich background of being taught in of Slovac as second vice the home. Many parents, he president, and Mrs. Joe said, rely on the school to teach Brewcynski and Mrs. Francis such basics as manners and Beggan, both of North Little decency. As a result, he added, Rock as secretary and teachers have less time to teach treasurer, respectively, reading, writing, mathematics and the art of thinking. "They I I expect the school to do it . . . CURB HOLY YEAR There is not enough training at Santiago, Chile (NC) -- home," he said. Regulations governing religious The cardinal appealed to the meetings for the Chilean Holy public to begin what he called a Year have been issued by trend away from excessive authorities of every military professionalism and toward district in the country. They compassion, empathy, and love expressly ban political in teaching. He defined discussions, elections or any professionalism as a preoc- other activities "not cupation with "know how" specifically religious." instead of "know why" and Wisdom..Why, Not H i Declared World's Net called it "a great disease." "We know how into rubble but not shouldn't do it," he know how to abort we don't know why we protect human life. books and books on how love but few on why Optimistically, the said there is a reacl in which means that asking why, and philosophy and love, music, poetry, art in their search for During his address diocesan pests' cardinal urged priests a proper balance professional and "! rejoice that majority of priests do upon their calling profession," Cardinal said. "They do their the love of it." OPPOSING ROCKEFEb New York (NC) -- I efforts aimed at deI former New York GaY. Rockefeller's nominati vice president have suggested here by the N State Right to Life Cor .aturalV'untary a00rtins vilate 00ave 00etreate00 rm ur 00sitn and are J! '000'AT' 0""'"0S saying that such abortions are licit under certain cir- cumstances or at certain periods of pregnancy. This is not our belief. We hold that the -", wilful terminatin f human life I   for X RAY before or after birth is wrong, contrary to God's law and should be forbidden by civil law. [ ! Support by pro-life forces of TECHNICIANS : such restrictive legislation attenuates our position, seems to legislators to be a division in ur ranks' dissipates and makes /   CONTACT: : ineffectual our efforts, and is a most serious handicap to the achieving of our goal, namely, a e 1, proposed constitutional ST EDWARD MERCY HOSPITAL :. amendment nullifying the decision of the Supreme Court. The fight against population ! 14] ! Rogers Avenue . : alarmists, contraceptionists, abortionists, mercy killers, etc. is a single fight based on the : Fort Smithi Arkansas 72901 : premise that all life is sacred and precious, protected by the : natural law: that Eternal Law : AC (501) 782-307l Ext. 326 : of God ingrained in the nature of man. "OOO'OOOOOOOOOOO'OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOe LITTLE ROCK, ARK. J Pike Plaza Shopping Center | DAN SARNA. 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