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LVIII, NO. 40 OFficial CPublication of the CDiocese of 00ittle 00ock LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS OCTOBER 3, 1969 Rock 35th Tea- hsti- 0t the of Rock Mrs. Moore lic Teachers' te Slated Oct. 16-17 17 in Robinson Memorial here.  tstanding Arkansas ed- be among those who the teachers of the elementary and Schools. They are Mrs. Moore, director of the ets State Council on Ec- Mrs. Delma SuPervisor of the Ele- GUidance Program of the of Education; and director of the State De- Education. will acquaint the ele- School teachers, among with her Teaching Education, and them to incorpor- area of education into the will speak to ele- ! School teachers on child development and the Children in the elemen- Grace Boehm, a native of Owens- bore, Ky., has lived in Arkansas since 1914, is an alumna of State College of Arkansas, Conway, and has a Master's Degree in edu- cation from the University of Con- necticut. She has worked as a classroom teacher, as North Little Rock supervisor of elementary educa- tion, Jefferson County supervisor of schools, and has been employ- ed as supervisor of instruction in the Arkansas State Department of Education since 1958. She is prominent nationally and locally for her work in promoting better libraries and as an expert on economic education. In 1966- 67 she was a consultant to the U.S. Office of Education on Ec- onomic Education. She has numer- ous civic interests, is a member of the Arkansas State Democratic Committee and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Moore is listed in "Who's Who in American Women" and the "International Who's Who," and has received many other citations. She is a Methodist. ton will address School teachers, parti- on the needs of students s 9-12 and how they can by a good guidance the former Bessie Grateful Rock See -- His Excellency L. Fletcher has re- expression of gratitude Holiness Pope Paul VI contributed to the Pence collection by I of the Diocese of Little r, signed by the Vail- of State, Cardinal ". , .From his heart thanks Your Ex- for this bounteous offer- and the mere- flock share the bur- administrative expenses See.. ,' concluded with an for the Bis- Synod of Bishops to Have Collegiality as Central Issue Paris (NC) -- Collegiality, the relation between the pope and the bishops in the governing of the Church, remains a central issue as the October 11 date for theSyn- od of Bishops approaches. In an interview in the French Catholic magazine Informations Catholiques Internationales, Jean Cardinal Danielou, S.J., the noted French theologian, who has been invited by Pope Paul VI to par- ticipate in the synod, stressed the need for close contact between bishops' conferences and the Roman Curia, the Church's cen- tral administrative offices. The cardinal said the impor- tance of the synod derives from collegiality, and he then discussed what he said was existing con- fusion concerning that term. "Some," he said, "tend to main- taln that the (Second Vatican)Coun- cil constituted a veritable revolu- tion in the very concept of the Church, destined to undermine at its base the hierarchical struc- ture. "Vatican II undoubtedly put par- ticular emphasis on the reality of the people of God and on the fundamental equality of all the baptized; but that does not signi- fy that the hierarchy has less importance than in the past. It is necessary to emphasize, on the contrary, that if the council spoke of the people of God in the terms that we are familiar with, it never- theless confirmed the teaching of the First Vatican Council (1869- 70) for which the role of the sov- erign pontiff is constitutive of the structure of the Church such as Christ founded it. If one does not accept that, one is no longer speaking of the Church." Cardinal Danielou went on to say that anyone "who finds it inadmissible that the pope should act alone and who affirms that the power of the bishop of Rome can be exercised only in depen- dence on the collegiality of bis- hops is guilty of another grave confusion. "It is false from the theolog- ical point of view, because it is not the personal authority of the pontiff which depends on the college, but, on the contrary, the authority of the bishops which depends on that of the sovereign pontiff." ARer saying that the council favored a decentralization, re- cognizing more extended powers for bishops' conferences, the car- dinal said: "At the same time, nevertheless, one understands the necessity for very close contacts between the episcopal organiza- tions and the Roman Curia in order to maintain the unity of the Church, in particular in the do- main of ecclesiastical discipline, and in order to avoid having le- gitimate diversities become sour- ces of division within the people of God." At the Vatican, workmen and technicians have checked the hand- iwork of space-age conveniences they installed in the papal palace for the Synod of Bishops and all systems have been marked "go". Most of the innovations cannot be seen, such as weather-proof- ing insulation, temperature con- trols, special lighting and hun- dreds of miles of wiring for closed- circuit television and Vatican Ra- SEE SYNOD ON PAGE 2 Mrs. Turner also is a grad- uate of State College of Arkansas and holds a Master's Degree in education from the University of Arkansas. She has done graduate work in guidance and counselling at the University of Arkansas and at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tenn. In addition to her work as state supervisor of elementary guid- ance, Mrs. Turner's experience SEE INSTITUTE ON PAGE 2 Directive on Teaching Religion Issued by Bishop Fletcher Little Rock -- Directions for teaching of religion in the Dio- cese of Little Rock have been issued by His Excellency Bishop Albert L. Fletcher. In making the directions public, the Bishop wrote: My dear friends in Christ: A short time ago I issued cer- tain Directions on "The Teaching of Religion in the Diocese of Little Rock." I sent these Directions to all Pastors, Principals of Paro- chial Schools, and to Major Super- iors of Religious Orders and Con- gregations teaching in the Diocese of Little Rock. Since then I have realized that it would be good also for Catholic people in general (mothers and fathers who are the first teachers in the home) to be fUlly acquainted with these Direc- tions. I am therefore requesting The Guardian to print these Directions so that all of you will have a copy available for ready reference. These Directions are as follows: Reverend Monsignori, Reverend Fathers, Principals and Teachers, and Superiors of Religious Orders: Through this letter I hope to clarify the Church's stand on cer- tain matters that currently are causing confusion for some of our Catholic laity, as well as contro- versial attitudes on the part of some of our teachers of Religion. The "Decree on the Bishop's Pastoral Office in the Church" of Vatican II points out that, in exercising their duty of teaching, Bishops should announce the gospel of Christ to men, a task which is eminent among the chief duties of Bishops. The Decree also states that Bishops should also "guard that doctrine, teaching the faithful to defend and spread it". In order Demonstration of Faith to Be Conducted Sundag It will consist of public recita- tion of the Holy Rosary, Solemn Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament and presentation of Fi- delity Awards to dozens of laymen who have participated regularly in the monthly Nocturnal Adoration devotion. Little Rock -- The annual Dem- onstration of Faith, sponsored by Little Rock Council No. 812, Knights of Columbus will be held this Sunday, October 5, at 4 P.M. on the oval of St. John's Catholic Center at the foot of North Tyler Street here. The Sentry Says: Long Hair for Boys Criticized. Morals and the Gallup Poll. (For Details, Read Qui Vive? on Page 4) Those attending the Demonstra- tion of Faith will file inprocession around the Catholic Center oval while they are led in the recitation of the Rosary by The Rev. Paul Bujarski, chaplain of Little Rock Council. Robert P. Nestlebush, the coun- cil chancellor, is in charge of arrangements for the devotion, and he issued an open invitation this week to all Arkansas Catho- lics to participate. Non-Catholic friends will be welcome as well, he said. Pastors throughout central Ar- kansas have been asked to arrange representation of their parishes at the Demonstration of Faith. to carry out this awesome duty the Bishop needs the help of loyal and dedicated priests, religious and lay people. There are certainareasofCath- olic Doctrine that I am very much concerned about and I ask your full cooperation in seeing that these areas are protected and safeguard- ed. At the present time, there are two teachings in the Church about which some Catholics are very much confused: (1) Freedom of conscience of the individual. The C h u r c h has always taught that a man is not only free but obliged to follow his certain conscience. But a SEE TEACHING ON PAGE 2 M i ss ion Sunday Scheduled for Oct. 19 Little Rock -- The Rev. Msgr. John M. Bann, Little Rock din- cesan director of The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, an- nounced this week that World Mis- sion Sunday will be observed Oc- tober 19. The director cited an urgent appeal from Pope Paul VI for generosity to the missions and he noted that Vatican Council II taught, "the obligation of spreading the faith is imposed on every disciple of Christ, according to his abil- ity." (A special Mission Sunday fea- ture appears on Pages 8 and 9 of this edition).