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" ......... Gu Ro N ..... ER " -PAGE 6 THE A 'A , ocToB 4, 1974 nucnp ung The Holy Year I Catholic Fraternal Insurance Essential (Following is another of the Declarations of Principles adopted Wynne, Ark. overwhelming motherly sorrow recently at the joint annual meeting in St. Louis of the Catholic It does not seem conceivable that in this great land of ours we have suddenly encountered impasses, frustrations, and failures. What has happened? What more will happen? What are we doing about it? What will we do to turn this tide of small miscalculations that have magnified themselves into major shortages and ground down the free spirit iof. the American peoples? In every catastrophic oc- currence since the time of man, there has emerged a leader; a person who could turn it around and move that empire, nation, or continent into a new life -- better, more pure, and vastly purified in the eyes of God, We now should look for such an image during this Holy Year - to clear our paths towards a better life -- to free our spirits from the shackles of our self- indulgence - to right ourselves in our own minds and to solicit a model for others to emulate. What better model could we pick to assist us in our daily trials than our own Blessed Mother, who gave birth to our Savior; protected Him in His infancy; lived in quiet joy during His public life; agonized i Edward L. Hoyt AGENT AUTO, LIFE, FIRE AND HEALTH IIURANCE Office 753-0824 Home 225-2713 at His ignominious death, and rejoiced in the Resurrection that proclaimed -- Jesus, her son, is God. Devotion to Mary, the Mother of God, is encouraged by a recent Pastoral on Mary by the American Bishops. During this holy season of reconciliation with God and anticipation of the Ressurection, - our plea to our Mother to give us strength and courage in this -- our hour of need -- is so beautifully ex- pressed in the Memorare: "Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your in- tercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of Virgins, my mother. To you I come; before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word In- carnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen." "Beloved Mother, love us, and bless us always. Amen." "Authentic conjugal love will be more highly prized, and wholesome public opinion created regarding it, if Christian couples give out- standing witness to faithfulness and harmony in that same love, and to their concern for educ- ting their children; also, if they do their part in bringing about the needed cultural, psychological, and social renewal on behalf of marriage and the family." Vat. II, The Church Today, p. 253. Central Union of America and Union). Time changes and, with change, very frequently the history of the past is lost. Fraternal benefit societies have been a part of our American heritage since the latter part of the 19th century. They have not only served to preserve the history of the past, but have survived the changing needs of the times, and have ever remained dedicated to serving humanity. Catholic fraternal benefit societies have added a special dimension to this dedication by remaining closely identified with the Church and its hierarchy. Catholic fraternals, since their beginning, have been a vital force in the Lay Apostolate. The primary Apostolate is to further the economic security and prosperity of the Catholic family through life insurance coverage; and the secondary Apostolate is to foster acts of a fraternal and charitable nature that will exemplify the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. The wxiting of insurance in itself is fraternalism, for by placing insurance on a member and his family, the Catholic fraternal is exercising the first responsibility of fraternalism -- protecting the Catholic family. In our Church today, it is no longer possible to be a Catholic by tradition. To be a practical Catholic today requires a personal : commitment and involvement -- putting the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy into actual practice. Active participation as a member of a Catholic fraternal benefit society is an excellent means of engaging in such practice. From the Imaginative Caterer Cost/Person for various types of goodies Punch, cookies, nuts, and mints ..... $1.00 Punch, Finger Food ................ 1.50 Punch, Finger Food, hot or cold Hors d'oeuvre .......... 2.50 Simple buffet supper ............... 3.50 Not so simple buffet supper 4.50 Set dinner (8 courses) .............. 5.25 Tables and chairs .................. .60 Table ware (other than disposable) ... .75 Plus 4% Tax Telephone 663-3184 the National Catholic Women's -Pastoral Musings U You Cannot Esca By Msgr. John K. Sche A fraternal benefit society is not operated for profit. It is conducted solely for the benefit of its members and their beneficiaries. Membership in a Catholic fraternal benefit society yields three benefits: 1. Life insurance protection for the economic security of the Catholic family. 2. Income from investments and excess earnings provides many fraternal benefits: college scholarships; homes for the aging; summer camps for needy and disadvantaged children; financial grants to seminarians, missions, parochial schools, libraries; as well as support of many varied Lodge projects in the local parish. 3. Investment of corporate assets in public and corporate bonds which in a broad but very realistic sense, benefits the communities in which we live -- Catholic churches, hospitals and schools; public utilities (electric, gas, water, telephone); public school districts. Today, Catholic fraternal benefit societies are a growing dynamic force in society in general and our Catholic societies. They are providing ever-increasing life insurance protection for a constantly expanding number of Catholic families. They are making notable contributions to civic and religious projects, to charitable causes, and to social life. Their leaders are men and women who are also leaders in both Church and community. Catholic fraternal benefit societies believe' that brotherhood, good will and peace can be more than a dream. They are acting to make their belief real. IT IS SAID of St. Jerome, that, desiring to escape the temptations of the world, he retired alone into the desert. He wore rough clothes, mortified his appetites by fasting and incessant labor, and yet, even here and under such cir- cumstances, he had no freedom from the temptations of the world. Pictures of what he had en- joyed and of what he had seen in the world constantly entered his mind to upset his peace and to entice him to return to the world and its evils. So strong, say the biographers, were these temp- tations at times that he threw himself on his knees before the crucifix and in tears besought his Lord to rid him of them. YES, YOU CANNOT escape. Holy Writ reminds us that there are three sources of temp- tation: the world, the flesh, and the devil. We are all creatures walking the earth, and thus we are surrounded by the world's temptations. If a man has little of the world's goods he is tempted in desiring the luxuries and pleasures enjoyed by others; if a man is rich, he desires more and more -- his appetite is never satisfied. The world's temptations and allurements are set to destroy the rich and the poor, the high and the low -- yet, we are in the world and cannot escape. THE FLESH is inclined to evil and tends to drag us down, but we cannot escape. Our body goes with us wherever we go. A hermit lived with several brother hermits in solitude. He was in the habit of becoming angry very frequently. He blamed this on his brother hermits, so he left them and his stubborn flesh to find and happiness. THE DE the devil is vicious. St. tells us that he goes about roaring lion seeking may devour. No one can his threats. He uses the and the flesh ashis corn and co-workers. Not person of Christ was him. We do not need victims. God's grace is side, but we must We might tryalittle exorcism whenever we places of ill-repute -- we see sinful things for such as books, pictures whenever we have the to shun evil corn whenever we walk away filthy speech and and we pray: Jesus, help School Prayer Bill Introduced Washington (NC) senators have introduced that would permit prayer i public schools by jurisdiction of the Court and district on school prayer. Sen. Jesse Helms author of the bill, said of Article III of the ",allows the Congress to some areas beyond the Supreme Court. has done so on a occasions, according to Taking jurisdiction school prayer issue away the court would to decide for whether to have schools, he said. They are worthy of the sup- sought a cave for himself. ASK FOR port of the Catholic Central On the very first evening he Union of America and the took a pitcher to get water from National Catholic Women's the stream. Returning to the Union. cave the pitcher upset; he held his patience and went a second Isroe| Wofl't and then a third time -- with the same results. Finally he ,w-H I L tet Bishop Post Bail Jerusalem (NC) -- An appeals court has rejected Archbishop Hilarion Capucci's second request for bail pending his trial on arms-running charges. Justice Haim Cohen ob- served, however, that the conditions of the Melkite ar- chbishop's detention were "shameful, amounting almost to a scandal." Still the seriousness of the charges against the Melkite: Rite Patriaehal Vicar for Jerusalem ruled out bail or transfer to house arrest in a monastery, Justice Cohen observed in his ruling. Justice Cohen said that a man awaiting trial was not in the same category as a convicted prisoner, and to treat the ar- chbishop as if he had already been found guilty was a serious matter in the face of world opinion. At an earlier hearing, Justice Miram Ben-Porat turned down Archbishop Capucci's request for bail but asked prison of- ficials to ensure that he was detained in conditions ap- propriate to this rank. Archbishop Capucci had been on a hunger strike in protest against conditions in his prison. Complaints were also lodged in court that the archbishop had been subjected to abuse and harassment by fellow prisoners. Meanwhile various persons within the Israeli government and among Church leaders are reported to be seeking the ar- chbishop's release and deportation in lieu of trial. According to police sources, Israeli officials have been trying to obtain an admission of guilt from the archbishop in return for his release, provided he leave Israel. became so angry that he smashed the pitcher to pieces. Soon he felt ashamed of his conduct, realizing that the source of his sinful anger was not to be found in others, but in himself. He must do battle with DISTRIBUTED BY: Henley Wholesale Remount & N.] BENTON f  Shopping Chastain Home Su "BUILDING PRODUCTS" MILITAR Y PLAZA CENTER, 50 RUFF'S FLAVORS SHAKES TASTEE FREEZ BENTON 1229 MILITARY BENTON, ARK. I I. 'I A BAKER Y llt INI  #' Special Occasion: ..,I  lid ''- , Wedding Cakes. Petit Fours. Birthday * Pies * Pastries * Rolls * Bread West South Street Benton