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October 24, 1998     Arkansas Catholic
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the first Saturday in JarL, and the last Saturday in Dec.), by the of Little Rock, Afar, ms C.~/w//g '. Box 7417, Little Rock, AR 72217-7417. 5, Monday-Friday, exce~ Days and national holidays. Arkansas offices are located in Morris Hall, St John Center, 2500 N. Tyler St.,. Little Rock, AR numbers are (501) 664-0340 or (501) 664-9075. ! ~b~ptton is SIs. postage pald at Little Rock, Ark. Sand changes of address and copy of : Arkansas Catholic, P.O. Box 7417, Little Rock, Address Service Requested. '5~1 October 24, 1998 NTENTS On the Shoulders of Giants .................................................................................. 4 Four Bishops of Little Rock illustrate legacy of diocese. m From Georgia Cracker to Arkansas Razorback The news came as quite a surprise to an unsuspecting Msgr. McDonald, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Savannah. Now preparations had to be made, vestments must be sized and ordered, and certainly invitations were to be mailed without delay. Arkansas was getting a new bishop. Milestones of a Prelate ....................................................................................... 40 Significant reflections on 26 years of episcopal ordination. Implementing Vatican II Among the monumental tasks challenging Bishop McDonald when he first arrived in Little Rock, implementation of the Second Vatican Council was the greatest. Through his perseverance and guidance, he has opened the doors of participation in the Church. Hispanic Ministry .................................................................................................... 78 From presiding at Spanish-language Mass to strengthening Hispanic ministry within the diocese, Bishop McDonald has welcomed these new residents with open arms, ensuring they are recognized as members of the Church in Arkansas. Pro-Life ................................................................................................................................ 90 In the most important moral battle of the century, Bishop McDonald has been at the forefront when it comes to respecting life in Arkansas. From leading the March for Life to praying the rosary outside abortion clinics, the little feet on his lapel says it all ... choose life. Chronology of a Life ............................................................................................. 99 Every day is important, others just seem to stand out. The Makings of a Good Shepherd ...................................................... 104 Others reveal Bishop McDonald's secrets. Our Friend, Andrew J. McDonald ........................................................ | 1 5 Bishop McDonald is one of the most people-oriented prelates in the country. You can tell by the way he signs his letters. 3