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~" + " - . ~ 7".",~* : ~ ...... ,~"~l''. ; "C "~",'.'~ ~ "'. % t ",..~ t.', w PAGE 12 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC NOVEMBER 4, 1990 Eleven Kansas City parishes become three Kansa City, MO (CNS) - Eleven parishes in central Kansas City will merge into three next February, ac- cording to the Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph. The diocese also announced that a new parish will be carved out north of the Missouri River. BishopJohnJ. Sullivan of Kansas City, in a letter to Catholics described the decision to close parishes as "the most difficult decision since I've been your bishop." Sr. Jean Beste, a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and director of the diocesan office of personnel and planning, said the main reason for the closings and mergers was the shift in Catholic population. Central city parishes on the east side of Kansas City lost 56 percent of their Catholic population between 1981 and 1989, according to parish census re- ports. 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Bowman Rd,, Little LkAvailable Archbishop, rabbi On the Jewish side, he said, thick( lenge is to overcome the pain of ill!|k discuss use of past Christian sins against Jews an |: holocaust for abortion come tolookat Christians as peopledl? faith, sharing in God's call. ]] Denver (CNS) -Jews are offended "In overcoming millennia of mem]ld when pro-life groups use the term ho- ries," he added, lews must overcomO[[ locaust" to de- form of self-righteousness that ign#|[ d scribe abortion in Christians as people of God. At tin a|[ the U.S., inter- suffering has blinded us and we faith specialist prone to forget more fortunate peridsl/'0 Rabbi Leon of our history." 1[ Klenicki said at a Stafford summarized the past 25 Y I[[ dialogue with of dialogue andcooperation as aVe |( Archbishop J. lidt ar nl lg) oYr btUotg /V ff [! Francis Stafford of Denver on Catholic-Jewish II. [[r re antins" subse_Archbishop Stafford Rabbi Klenicki said one obstacle t[lfi greater mutual understanding is #t]~ quent column in the Denver Catholic frequent description, in Christian I Register, Stafford said Klenicki's corn- life circles, of abortion as a holo"ql ments made him appreciate the Jewish - the term for Hitler's attempt to exterI 0 concern more, but he did not think the minate lews a " . '&" a rabbi understands "the depth of the "The word is being misused, he sat [I Catholic revulsion to the killing of "It puts down the imnortance ofWh#i a 1,500,000 unborn children every year" the Holocaust really vas. To use a!ll in the U.S. image is a real insult to us. [ . " " " el ~ tO Klenicki, director of the New York- Stafford stud he hstened clos Y IIl the rabbi s comments and could ~{[,, based Department of Interfaith Affairs "' of the Anti-Defamation League of B nai derstand better his position," but he fd|[ B'rith, was in Denver for the dialogue it did not take full account of the la [ 1, as one of many observances this year of ror Catholics feel at the -abominal [III the 25th anniversary of the Second crime" of abortion. Vatican Councils decree Uostra Aetate. "It is one of my most fervent That document on the Catholic Church that our Jewish friends will come and other religions, issued in 1965, re- clearer understanding of the dep [! nounced anti-Semitism and called for the Catholic abhorrence of aborti | new Catholic appreciation of Judaism this abhorrence has led some Cath0!i 'l l as a living religion and of God's perma- even to the point where they call abel nent covenant with the Jewish people, don in the 1990s "a new holocat#r [I K lenicki noted the progress in he said. ! k Catholic-Jewish relations since Vatican , c II but said both sides are challenged to On the Catholic side, he said, the : challenge is to implement the council decree and subsequent official Church . h : Rescue to go undergroundlL - jCt~ [ . liable under Oberdorfer's orv ,l. Henderson said, were: Operation llt [ Washington (CNS)- Operation Res- " v cue will go underground in December cue leaders; people who hold cbe .,[ i _ _ i~%~p i :! to avoid court rulings and fines against made out to Operation Rescue in [i0P' the organization, said its founderprwate bank accounts; orgamza J Randall Terry. whose leadership reflect OperatiC;| ' will be doing everything we've Rescue's and participate in sirtl.,|' ie* been doing, but we I1 be doing it more "rescue" activities at abortion eli0 0i[ efficiently," Terry told Catholic News and organizations Operation Rest| i Service. leaders suggest making financial c0%| Terry and Operation Rescue sup- tributions to instead of Operati"[ porters gathered in Washington Oct. 17 on the steps of the federal courthouse to burn a court order from U.S. District Judge Louis Oberdorfer. The court order threatens potential Operation Rescue financial supporters with the full liability for paying a comtempt fine against the organization and the legal fees sustained by the National Organization for Women in a suit itwon against Operation Rescue. The total is estimated at $50,000. Others who could be held financially Rescue itself. Terry called the inclusion of vidual contributors "an unprecede t [ attack on freedom of association.' [ He told CNS that since the order l 1 ssued," money orders had been arn# !se t ] i Operation Rescue under the n t Oberdorfer and Faye Watfleton, P'-] dent of Planned Parenthood. Operation Rescue bank account~ t~| be closed out and there will be ricers as part of goimz undergrOt |' i Terry said. "Let them and get