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THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 7, 1969 L ' PAGE 3 op"Fletcher Cites Faithful's Obligation to Obeg Pope Rock -- "If the Holy Says it, that ought to be for us," His Excellency Albert L. Fletcher told Souls Men's Club here night in an address dissidence in the Church. at the club's annual dinner, the Arkansas pre- an audience of more laymen that "we are what the Holy Father only in faith and morals matters." close to the Holy Father," counseled. "He has the to run the Church. He is of the Church in disci- matters, not only in faith 'Where Peter is, there he declared, quo- Fletcher said there may ong Catholic s BLUE HILL Grocery & Station Fmh Meat Feeds t Mobil Gas & Oils CONWAY PIKE Mrs. Carl Z0ioc, Owners UL 1-1575 For Stamp ILEEF t VEAL PORK URE PORK SAUSAGE I SELECTED MEAT PRODUCTS Since 1893 Phone LOcust 5-1535 Little Rock, Ark. WE CONTROL RATS AND MICE Pest Control today due to "internal conflicts" in the Church, "but there is no confusion in the teachings of the Church regarding matters of faith and morals." He commented on those who argue for a more democratic church "cannot be exactly demo- cratic," Pope John XXIII came from the peasant class while other Popes have come from the nobility. The Bishop quoted C h r i s t' s words, " 'I am the head. You are the members' " in discussing es- tablishment of the Mystical Body, the Church, which he said "is not merely an organization. It is an organism, directed by a head. And the head directs the members. This is the way Our Lord set it up," Bishop Fletcher declared, "and this is the way that it will Some Places .": Vatican City (NC) -- Use of the new "Order of the Mass," sched- uled to go into effect universally on Nov. 30, may be delayed as much as two years in some places because of difficulties arising from translating the standard Latin text into modern languages. This was a point made in a new instruction issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship, which directs the use of litur- gical texts throughout the western Church. The new "Ordo Miss- work best." He cited today's "revolution against authority...the lack of respect for authority. Some people," he asserted, "think they know as well as the Holy Father..." Most Catholics"sense that there is something wrong about the way people attack the Church," he continued. "Instinct warns of things that are wrong." Delay-New Mass Ordo ae" contains basically a shorten- ed version of the Offertory pray- ers, the same four "Canons," or rites of Consecration, already in use in the United States and almost thesame rite of Com- munion now in use, but in a some- what shortened form. (At their meeting in Washing- ton, D.C., Nov. 10-14, the U.S. bishops are scheduled to discuss a proposal to put the new Mass Order into effect on Palm Sun- day, according to Father Fred- erick J. McManus, director of the Bishops CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Houston, Tex., last April. The bishops will also hear a report from the National Catholic Disaster Committee which helped mobilize food, clothing and faci- lities for the victims of Hurri- cane Camille. Other matters to be considered by the NCCB include proposals on arbitration and mediation of disputes between priests and their bishops; a report on due process prepared by the Canon Law Society of America; and a report by an ad hoc study com- mittee on a survey of Catholics concerning possible changes in the observance of holy days of obli- gation. John Cardinal Dearden of De- troit, president of the NCCB, will make a major public address on current issues in the Church, at the opening of the meeting. The cardinal will also report publicly at the conclusion of the sessions on the actions taken by the bis- hops. The bishops will meet in private FR 4-6469 - 2210 W. 7tb WE CONTROL PIGEONS And Other Pests Plymouth--FINEST SERVICE ANYWHEREChrysler Let Our Courteous, Experienced, Factory-Trained Chrysler Mechanics Service Your Iblymouth Dodge Valiant Chrysler ROSS.WRIGHT CO. Plymouth Imperial El Friendly Hometown Folks 601 W. 4, North Little Rock FR 54)'288 sessions but there will be twice- daily briefings by news secretar- ies and panels of bishops andoth- er experts. The bishops will attend a Mass for peace at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception here Nov. 10. The principalcele- brant of the Mass will be James Francis Cardinal McIntyre of Los Angeles. The homily willbeprea- ched by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, recently retired bishop of Rochester, N.Y., who has become an outspoken advocate of American disengagement from military con- flicts. Convention CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Council of Men. Monsignor Murphy will also celebrate a Mass at 8 A.M. Sun- day in St. Andrew's Cathedral and will give the homily. Martin H. Work, executive di- rector of the National Council of Catholic Men, who is the only North American among 12 lay ad- visors to the Holy See, will speak twice during the convention. His principal address will be en- titled, "New Horizons for the Laity." Mter 50 yearsoffruitful service in the Church, each in its own individual way, the NationalCoun- cil of Men and the National Coun- cil of Women are now channeling their combined 19 millionmember power structure to a single des- tination, the future laypeople in the Church in the United States. The joint convention here does not mean the two organizations will merge. To the contrary, the Council of Women through its of- ficial leadership in Washington has assured its nationwide mem- bership that no such course is either intended or desired. The local convention is the 31st annual meeting for the Little Rock Dio- cesan Council of Women and the irst for the Council of Men. secretariat of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy.) Father Annibale Bugnini, C.M., secretary of the congregation, commenting on the new instruc- tion, said that Nov. 30, the first Sunday of Advent, wtll be She"first day on which the new Ordo in La- tin can (but not must) be used." He added, in an article published in L'Osservatore Romano, Vatican City daily, that "the new and old rites will continue to coexist side by side until Nov. 28, 1971, and only then will it become obliga- tory after a period of two years of transition and translation." It was made clear to NC News Service that elderly priests, cele- brating Mass without a congrega- tion, might be permitted by their bishops to continue using the ol- der form because of difficulties in adjusting to the new. This point became particularly important because, only a day or so before the new instruction was issued, two Italian cardinals pub- lished an appeal to Pope Paul VI not to suppress entirely the old Latin missal. The appeal was signed by Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani, former pre- fect of the Doctrinal Congregation (the former Holy Office), and An- tonio Cardinal Bacci, a Curia cardinal whose greatest fame has been won in long years of trans- lating modern words into Latin and defending that ancient language of the Church. The cardinals asked that the older Latin form of the Mass, dating from the time of Pope Ptus V in 1570, "not be taken from us in this moment of painful distress and of ever greater dangers for the purity of the faith." The two cardinals, in a letter sent to bishops around the world, insisted that "the recent reforms have sufficiently demonstrated that the new changes in liturgy can only lead to the total dis- orientation of the faithful, who are already giving signs of restless- ness and an unmistakeable les- sening of faith." Woods arson is a crime, ill( .1! O40 r 'l$ . ,. HELP PREV(NT ' FOREST FIRES V i. T.E S0UT. "Let's stick to the Holy Father," he advised, "even though some- times we may not understand" what prompts what he says. "The Holy Father has his own conscience to follow," Bishop Fletcher assert- ed. "He could not call black white or white black." In the case of Humanae Vitae, the encylical that reiterated the church's condem- nation of artificial birth preven- tion, a change inthe teaching would have amounted to the Pope saying "the Church was wrong in the past," the Bishop observed. Bishop Fletcher advised the men to heed "the postive divine law, 'unless you do penance, you shall all likewise perish'. Do penance by fasting," he urged," and make frequent use of the gift of the sacraments...It is not easy to get to heaven," he asserted, "be- cause our wills are weakened by sin." He concluded with the admoni- tion, "if the Holy Father says it, that ought to be enough for US." i WORLD'S FINEST RADIOEAR / .EAR,NO t Y AZDS ._..'. \\; LITTLE ROCK HEARING AID CENTER 110 W. 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