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PAGE 10 THE GUARDIAN, OCTOBER 3, 1969 Priest Serving Jail Term Teaching At Catholic College Ladysmith, Wis. (NC) -- Father Robert Cunnane, who is serving a two-year prison sentence at Flambeau State Prison, gets out from behind bars three times a week to teach an ethics class at Mount Senario College here. Father Cunnane, a 37-year-old priest from Stoughton, Mass., was convicted last June of seizing and burning Selective Service System records in Milwaukee during an anti-Vietnam war protest. He was arrested along with 12 per- sons, including three Massachu- setts priests. Shortly after FatberCunnane was sentenced he was sent to Saw- yer County Correctional Camp to help paint buildings. But he has been held recently at Flambeau, about 40 miles from Ladysmith, which is located in the rural northwestern part of Wis- consin. Father Michael Doyle, acting president of Mount Senarlo Col- lege, was looking for someone to teach ethics at the school when classes recently started. Father Doyle immediately thought of Father Cunnane. "I declared," Father Doyle said, "on file basis of his academic back- ground, that Father Cunnane would be a valuable addition to the faculty." A spokesman for the Catholic coeducational school of 250 students asked that Father Cun- nane be permitted to teach, and approval was granted by Ozaukee County Judge Charles L. Larson, who had sentenced Father Cun- nane and his 11 companions on state charges of burglary, arson, and theft. Father Cunnane leaves Flam- beau State Prison three times a week and journeys the 40 miles to Mount Senario College. He is accompanied by guards. The inmates, who are taking courses at the college, also accompany Father Cunnane and the guards. Father Cunnane is allowed to wear clerical clothes during his teaching days. He changes topri- son garb during his non-teaching days. ST. GAIIRBL'S---Sunday Masses. 7 6, 7 and 9 A.M. end 12:05 P.M. end 9 A.M. Holydeys 7 end 9 AJA. ST. 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The three Conference at which a majority of the in the United States were represented general theme, "Getting to Know One Philosophies, Needs, Approaches, in Vocation Work." Diocesan Vocation Directors Plan Promotion Efforts, Examine Diao Chicago (NC) -- The National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors meeting here heard Auxiliary Bishop Walter J. Schoen- herr of Detroit urge that the Church in the United States make a full and wise use of the recently restored program of the permanent diaconate. Pope Paul VI in 1967 restored the permanent diaconate, which had been in disuse for centuries, to a permanent rank in the Church hierarchy. The U. S. Bishops' Committee for the PermanentDia- conate was formed a year ago and training programs are now actively underway in several dio- ceses, including the archdiocese of Detroit. many of the functions of priests with the exceptions of celebrating Mass and hearing confessions. Bishop Schoenherr told the diocesan vocation directors that even though the permanent dia- conate has been restored, it can- not survive on good will and good intentions alone. He called for more work on the theology of the diaconate and a better understand- ing of how it may be Used effec- tively in the every day life of the Church. The bishop also urged some 110 diocesan vocation directors at the meeting to make the diaconate better known In their home dio- ceses. Members of the National Con- Ordained deacons perform terence of Diocesan Vocation Di- Bishops' Commtttee Recommends National Office for Black Catholicism Washington (NC) -- Establish- ment of a national office to furth- er the Church's work in black communities has been recommen- ded by the administrative com- mittee of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. The committee voted to make the recommendation at NCCB's November meeting and, following a favorable decision by the bis- hops, wlll work out further de- tails. The committee made its recom- mendation as a result of a report last March evaluating the propo- sal of the Black Catholic Clergy Caucus (BCCC). Three bishops were named by John Cardinal Dearden of Detroit, NCCB presi- dent, to talk with the blackpriests and recommend action to the bis- hops. The committee members were: Bishop Peter L. Gerety, apostolic administrator of the Portland, Me. diocese, chairman; Auxiliary Bishop Harold R. Perry of New Orleans, the only Negro member of the U.S. hierarchy; and Auxi- liary Bishop Joseph F. Donnelly of Hartford, Conn., chairman of the division of urban life, U.S. Catholic Conference. The BCCC, an organization of some 85 Negro priests and Bro- thers, had been petitioning the bishops to establish an autono- mous office which would have auth- ority to formulate programs for action in the black Catholic com- munity. Officials of the BCCC last March sent a letter to Cardinal Dearden complaining of the bishops' "apparent unwillingness.., to enter into meaningful andon-gotng communication with us." Cardinal Dearden then appoint- ed the committee of three bis- hops who met with BCCC repre- sentatives. rectors at the undertake several tion during the included: --To work the recently established Center for Church Chicago. The center funded and controlled bY ional Conference of hops and the Conference Superiors of Men coordinates C h u r c h work and research in e States. --To corporate wi zations, such as the cil of Churches and cles on an ecumenical publicizing religious This effort will focus project recently Chicago area which, ful, may become --To work on an of diocesan sem: with special emphasis ancial problems of --To sponsor jointly division of youth ted States Catholic confe "world day of prayer" o, ond Sunday after Easter, --To offer services National Catholic Office and Television in a television program priesthood. --To work with the lay organization which vocations, in helping parish councils on Speakers at the cussed the priesthood of the essentials of reli the 20th century and adjustment to the value commitment of and authentic human ships. A series of workshoPS ducted on recruiting elementary and high colleges; the Confraternity trine; prayer life; gical testing.