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IMPLEMENTING VATIC II Integral to the success of deacons are their wives who offer encour- agement, support and participa- tion in various community rain- istries. ing not only liturgically, but also in many other community min- istries such as police chaplains, abused women centers, drug addiction, various ministries to the sick and dying, Cursfllo, Life in the Spirit ministry, RCIA, CCD, retreat centers and adult educa- tion. It is to Bishop McDonald's farsightedness and support that the Lord's services are being ministered by these men. Deacon John Duke is direc- tor of the Diocese of Little Rock diaconate program. Sister Yvonne Lerner, OSB, was the director from 1994 to July I998. 000 at Arkansas Interfaith Conference- ,p 110. ] RowBs DavidCatholics'F. ern Protestants and everyone else can get along Lss Contributing Writer "" [ ishop AndrewJ. McDonald'sShortly before Bishop or [ piety and congeniality McDonald's arrival in Arkansas, I bake him a catalyst in the ecu- the Church was implementing enical movement in Arkansas, Vatican Council II documents on [ SeVeral of his colleagues in the interfaith relationships. The Decree on Ecumenism and onthe Relationship "It is important to have an active Roman Catholic representative," says Bishop Kenneth Hicks of the United Methodist Church. "Bishop McDonalds'- presence helps give strength and encouragement to representatives of smaller denomi- nations." 59