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THE GUARDIAN,'NOVEMBER' 12, i98:) PAGE B Letters to the Editor Continued from Pg. 2 Register, for example, seems a number of women contributing to I imagine it might not be tto get the right to reprint one or other columns for a small fee and with to The Register. his also Mrs. Randy Engel, head of one pro-life groups in the U.S., who available for a column a month, I So I think it would be well to have of feminine voices being heard in I, congratulations on the decision and that it heralds the dawn of a new The Guardian and that it will not false dawn, with spiritual darkness in the form of McBrien et al after John J. Mulloy Fayetteville Against Change Sister of Mercy, I have been stationed Ithe state of Arkansas for 17 of the past Fortunately, a continuous gift to The Guardian has enabled me Posted on the growth and activities and the concerns of Catholic always been proud of the national coverage given by The and its editors to the needs and of the universal Church, as well as and teachings of the Pope. When this coverage to that given by weeklies of Archdioceses where and served, I've been surprised and to note that the articles in The consistently equalled and often those of the other newspapers in and educational value. I was distressed to note that, in "experiment," there are no labelled "(NC)" - articles !of national and international scope; in fact, only a very few articles MASSANELLI'S Laundry & Cleaners 932-6666 Jonesboro AI)ELE MASSANELLI, Owner & Manager DAIRY PRODUCTS Buy It From Nearest Food Store ED KRENZELOK Manager 624-4611 er624-5597 slletbP,Arkemes AUTO-HOME-LIFE COMMERCIAL When you get your nex premium notice, let me give you a quote. Markham Bus. 225-5359 AR 72205 Res. 455-3977 originating anywhere outside the state of Arkansas. Futhermore, the national columns -- sometimes provocative, always educational -- are no longer present. I am trying to understand that the reason for such omissions is largely economic. I truly regret that economics can determine that The Guardian, the "Official Publication of the Diocese of Little Rock," might become simply a regional newsletter rather than the fine example of comprehensive Catholic journalism I have known it to be. Again, I thank you for years of quality publishing. I hope that the editors of The Guardian may again see fit to print news items and columns that will call all of us to grow in our world vision and in our awareness of the universal Church. Sister Norma Lipsmeyer, R.S.M. Oklahoma City, Okla. Wants Letters Dear Editor: I'm Bill Wilson and I'm presently in- carcerated at the Marion Correctional In- stitution. I'm writing to you in regard to my having some kind of contact with the outside world. I'm destitute, with no family or friends to speak of. If you could possibly print this, I would highly appreciate it. I'm a white male 29 years of age. I'll answer all letters. Bill Wilson 164-693 P.O. Box 57 Marion, Ohio 43302 Disfiked Columns Dear Editor: Please allow me to express my thanks and congratulations to you upon the new format of The Guardian. Since I was going to cancel my subscription because of disgust with the columns of Father MeBrien and Dolores Curran, I was delighted to see that they have been dropped. May I suggest that in. their place be in- cluded the syndicated columns of Father paul Marx, O.S.B., or Phyllis Schlafly, or James Hitchcock? Having been very hurt and scandalized by the statements of Father McBrien, I consider the new format an answer to the prayers of many orthodox Catholics, including myself, who wish to follow the guidance of the Holy Father, not only in faith and morals, but also "in matters that pertain to the discipline and government of the church throughout the whole world." ( ut supra) I pray you to continue the new format, including in your pages only those writers who have proved their adherence to the teaching Magisterium of the Holy See of St. Peter. James Baird, M.A. Fayetteville Keep Ads Dear Editor: I like the change you have made in The Guardian. However, I do miss Father Mc- Brien's column. Also the "Know Your Faith" column. But over-all, I prefer it to the old one. There are a couple of things that I believe would make it a little more interesting. You could make Father Kedelrs column a little longer. Also, you could put something in like the life history of some of the saints. For example, you could take the life history of St. Augustine or Francis or any of the many others and make it a continued story from one week to the next. That way, it wouldn't take up much space in the paper each week and it would make interesting reading for not only the mature people but also the teen-agers. Also, I would like to comment on the liquor ads. I see no reason to have them removed from the paper. It helps pay the cost of publishing it. Also, if they were discontinued, people would still drink. The people who sell alcoholic beverages must also make a living like everyone else. So if it's a legal and moral business, then why punish those folks because of some drunk that gets behind the wheel? That would be like punishing the auto dealer for selling a car to a reckless driver. I say let the liquor ads stand. Even though I don't drink myself, I don't believe it is wrong to drink in moderation. William W. Telton Ozark Misses McBrien Dear Editor: I am very sorry that it has been decided to remove Father McBrien's column from The Guardian. There is such a bombardment on television of mindless religion that it was always a pleasure to turn to McBrien's sweetly reasoned piece in The Guardian. The present paper seems to consist mostly of rather unattractive advertisements. Louise Rost Little Rock Disappointed Dear Editor: Again I wish to voice my disappointment in the changes you have made in The Guar- dian. Bishop Morris started our diocesan newspaper so that Catholic adults in Arkansas would have a means of growth in the knowledge of their faith. You have eliminated the greatest means to that which you had -- Father McBrien's column. Please return it. As you are editing The Guardian now, it is reduced to a news sheet. If that is all it is going to be, then simply mimeograph it and send it in bulk to the parishes so that people can just pick it up with their bulletin on the way out of church. Don't tax the people of the diocese for news that they can acquire better through the daily press. Either make The Guardian what Bishop Morris originally intended it to be, or eliminate it. In its present format, it is a waste of time and money. Charlott Jones, Ph.D. Jonesboro C un.trg ObDIgf -- ONTM&IX J MEN'S SHOES: * Florsheim * Rand Bass Portage Acme Boots Hush Puppies OWNERS- The Bland Boys Above Monument Gray Granite on 4ft. Base S39500 Installed On Your Cemetery Lot- Watch for... DIAMOHD a 0CKEII NONUNEIIT CO. 3018 Oak Lane Across From Cloverleaf Plaza Van Buren R.W. 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