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THE GUARDIAN, OCTOBER 3, 1969 PAGE 7 udo-Freedom ,sleading Many, rdinal Declares R. I. (NC) -- Dis- "true, God-given free- "selfish, pointless is a major task education today, Cooke of New here. at the 50th anniver- of Providence Cooke urged that assume "the role of 0t freedom and a seeker received an hen- of religious edu- the college, which is by the Dominican Fath- problems connected freedom are at the CUrrent events and are way the concern of all the churches today, within the Catholic is a renewed em- the freedom of the in- to live and act more personally, more mat- a word, more freely," Cooke noted, however, can be used for evil as for good. "Freedom exaggerated for expense of others, become a great bur- he said. "Those who indulge of a freedom conform to a group pattern of behavior and to face emotional pressures more op- pressive than anything physical. "Although such movements may be considered the stirrings of a new free generation, they are still far from the achievement of the freedom all of us crave for ourselves and our fellowmen. "They may even twist the meaning of true freedom into a sham, into a pseudo-freedom that is really pointless anarchy. And the real tragedy in following the false rather than the true is that we could suffer the loss of what is potentially a great new genera- tion." Cardinal Cooke said colleges must seek to prevent this by de- fining true freedom and the responsibilities that accompany it. "The college," he said, "can bring us... to a deeper awareness of the responsibilities of freedom andof the necessary coordination of our own freedom with the freedom of others." On the relationship of freedom and authority, the cardinal said authority is necessary in every organized society. But, he added, "in a free society this power exists and must be exercised for the benefit of all and the attainment of the goals of all." "Further, to be a truly free and effective society, thispower should be shared as widely as possible. It was St. Thomas Aquinas... who pointed out that God Himself shows His power most effectively Benton GOODYEAR SERVICE STORES 221 N. Main-Tel. SP 8-3675 Benton, Arkansas owntown Benton Ashby Funeral Home BENTON, ARKANSAS BENTON STATE BANK BENTON, ARKANSAS Parish Council Speaker Rabbi Seymour Atlas of the Orthodox Synagogue, Eighth and Louisiana Streets, will speak to the members of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Council of Women in Little Rock at their meeting Monday, October 6, in Garrity Lounge, St. John's Catholic Center. His subject will be "Revealed Religion- Song Among the Chosen People." Rabbi Atlas was born in Green- ville, Miss., and was educated at the Torah Vodrath Semin- ary in New York. October 6 is the date of his .Sth anni- versary as a rabbi. He has been in Little Rock for seven years, is married andhas three children. He is auxiliary Chap- laln at the Little Rock Air Force Base and at the VA Hospital in Little Rock. Follow- ing a social hour at 12:45, the Rabbi will be introduced by Mrs. A. J. Wrape, program chairman. Following his talk, a business session will be pre- sided over by President Mrs. Granville Sutton. J by sharing that power with man. To share power intelligently and trustfully multiplies the potential of every man to serve his fellow- man." Fort Smith Airman Graduates Wichita Falls, Tex. -- Airman David H. Becker, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Becker of Rt. 1, Fort Smith, Ark., has graduated at Shep- pard AFB, Tex., from the training course for U.S. Air Force site development specialists. Airman Becker, a 1968 graduate of St. Anne's High SchoOl, attended Westark Junior College. He is being assigned to his Arkansas Air National Guard unit at Fort Smith Municipal Airport. He is a communicant of Sacred Heart par- ish, Barling. India Suspends Ouster of Missioners New Delhi, India ('NC) -- The Indian government has suspended the proposed ouster of about a dozen foreign missionaries serv- ing in the border areas of Assam state. In August, the government an- nounced that all foreign mission- aries would be ordered to leave the border areas of Assam, in a revival of Assam state's old po- licy for the removal of foreign missionaries from the state's "sensitive border areas." Earlier, efforts by indian Cath- olics, including Valerian Cardi- nal Gracias of Bombay, to stop the expulsion of the missionaries resulted only in a six-week ex- tension to the residential permit. has now announced that the file on the missionaries has been re- opened and a "stay order" grant- ed pending examination of their applications for indian citizen- ship. Cardinal Danielou CallsSome Priests Assassins of the Faith Paris (NC) -- Jean Cardinal Danielou, S.J., has called some priests "assassins of the faith." At a press conference here, the cardinal also said that the French bishops do not express themselves clearly enough on doctrinal mat- ters. The 64-year-old cardinal, a prominent theologian for years, said: "One of the great anxieties of Catholics in France is explain- ed by the fact that the bishops do not express themselves clearly enough on a certain number of doc- trinal points. The bishop is be- fore all a teacher of the faith. In the present confusion, it is the theologians who speak and certain pressure groups who act." The theologian, he said, "is essentially a research-worker. There must be dialogue between the theologian and authority. It is up to authority to verify whether the paths on which he is entering axe valid. Some theologians hold positions that should be rectified by the magisterium (the Church's teaching authority)." In this regard, Cardinal Dan- ielou noted that there was a bit of demagogy in the interventions of the Swiss-born theologian Fath- er Hans Kueng of the University of Tuebingen, Germany. "He does not represent the advanced and living vanguard of the authentic Church," the cardinal said. (In June, Father Kueng accused Car- dinal Danielou of behaving like "a grand inquisitor.") Referring to the spirit of chal- lenge to accepted truths that is spreading, the cardinal said: "Many Christians are disoriented. When it is no longer known if Christ is God, if it is necessary to take the great mysteries of the Gospel for symbols or realities, it is the faith that is harmed. Priests are in part responsible. Their role is difficult, but they should put the anxiety of those who are confided to them before their own problems." With regard to the relations between the priest and politics, both in France and abroad, par- ticularly in Spain and Latin Amer- ica, Cardinal Danielou stressed the difficulty of discriminatingbe- tween evangelical action and po- litical action. When the clergy take political positions, they run the risk of dividing the Christian community, he said. "The clergy," he said, "must not identify the kingdom of God with such or such a society. They will keep their distance with re- gard to temporal society. But in the name of the Gospel, in Latin America particularly, they will combat social injustice. Never- theless, they will have to distrust rebellious palaverers who are not advancing the struggle against misery." Benton i BEAVER'S, INC. "Eager To Serve You" 122 East Sevier Benton, Ark. 00Iarrbmt ql SPRING 8-4242 306 SOUTH MAIN ST. BENTON Burton's Jewelers 127 No. Main St. Benton, Arkansas Jack N' Jill CHILDREN$ SHOP 1009 Oak Street Conway, Ark. 211 W. Main Russellville, Ark 115 W. 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