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LVili. NO. 46 Guardian O[ficial Cpublication of the Diocese of Cittle 00ock LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS NOVEMBER 14, 1969 Laity, Priests Offer Aid D. C. C. W. Officers Re-elected Charles Bell, left, of Fort Smith was re-elected president Diocesan Council of Catholic Women at a final meeting of Sunday morning in the LaFayette Hotel. With her, also are Mrs. William Minden of Fort Smith, treasurer; Hart of Little Rock, recording secretary; and Mrs. Walling of Crossett, first vice president. -W Convention 180 Men, Women By Margie Bartlett Rock -- Episcopal col- is an historic concept, new, His Excellen- Bishop Lawrence P. the first joint con- of the Little Rock Die- of Catholic Men and here last weekend. Bishop gave the address at the Saturday which highlighted annual convention of the of Men and the 31st of of Women in the Hotel Bishop Graves, to convention w a s dedi- presided at a joint session of the two council's Sun- day morning. In his discussion of collegiality, the Auxiliary deplored press re- ports that some bishops "were almost in revolt" over the teach- ing, and he emphasized that dis- agreements centered only on "practical ways of making col- legialtiy effective." The need for the laity to find "new horizons..." and "a new kind of love, the nonpossessive kind" were stressed by Martin SEE CONVENTION ON PG. Z Offering U. Scholarship Rock -- The Diocesan ot Catholic Women is its 14th annual schol- University of Dallas, SCholarship is valued at $1,000 a year or the four years. Any boy or girl attending a or private high school in is eligible to apply for .r, each applicant must of aparish affiliated for filing applications anuary 12, 1970. Appli- may be secured from Scholarship Committee, Drive, North Little 72116. Related Photo on Page 9) To Bishops Washington (NC) -- The National Conference of Catholic Bishops opened with a strong plea by its president for "a mutual account- ability in the Church for its ministry". Before the week-long meeting was over, the bishops found that a number of Catholics were ready to take the cue, and ask for a chance to share responsibility for their Church's actions. John Cardinal Dearden of De- troit, president of the NCCB, opened the meeting last Monday with a public address in which he told the 210 bishops present that the key to the work of theChurch is "closer collaboration between the Holy Father and the bishops and through them with all the mem- bers of the Church." Before the day was out, Father Patrick O'Malley of Chicago, pres- ident of the National Federation of Priests' Councils, had ad- dressed the bishoPS, andproposed collaboration between his organi- zation, which claims to represent half of the nation's priests, andthe bishops. Later in the week, the bishops issued a long statement re- affirming the principle of priestly celibacy. Cardinal Dearden singled out two specific ways in which the bishops can collaborate nation- ally -- he called it an "expression of the functioning of collegial con- cern at the level of regional church": --By establishing circuit courts SEE B,s.oPs oN P^GE 3 Msgr. Hemmen Buried in Detroit; Requiem Mass Concelebrated Here Msgr. Hem m en Detroit, Mich. -- A committal service for The Rev. Msgr. Edwin A. Hemmen was conducted here last Monday as the mortal remains of the beloved Arkansas pastor and chaplain were buried in his native city, three days after a Requiem Mass was concelebrated in St. Andrew's Cathedral, Little Rock, by two bishops and 32 priests. There were about 60 priests and many Religious and laymen present for the funeral Mass last Friday. His Excellency Bishop Albert L. Fletcher was principal celebrant. Among the concele- brants was His Excellency Aux- iliary Bishop Lawrence P. Graves. Bishop Fletcher gave the absolu- tion. A brother of Monsignor Hem- men, Fred Hemmen of Detroit, assisted at the Mass with his wife [ Former Altar Boy Moon-Bound A p o 11 o 12 Astronauts, from left, are Charles Conrad, commander; Richard F. Gordon, command module pilot; andAlan L. Bean, lunar module pilot. Gordon, the father of six children, is remembered as an altar boy growing up in the Seattle archdiocese where his mother, Mrs. Richard Gordon, teaches the fifth grade in Seattle's St. Matthew's School. Gordon's father died in 1963. (NC Photo) Fort Smith Hospital Opens Big Addition Fort Smith -- A $615,000 addi- tion to St. Edward Mercy Hospital, Fort Smith, was opened to the public last Sunday and scores of visitors toured the premises. The structure, consisting of a ground floor and firstfloor, hous- es a modern addition to the hospi- taps radiology department and administrative offices. The new offices have been constructed for nursing service, graphic arts, printing shop, personnel and public relations. All space on the ground floor is devoted to the radiology de- partment. Additions to the con- struction include many new pieces of equipment, lounges for doctors and students, cobalt machinery, department head offices and var- ious rooms being used as additions to the hospital's special proce- dures room. "Ark 200," the designation given the addition, which took 14 months to construct, gives St. Edward additional space for many departments. Those benefiting from the addition are dletary, pharmacy, linen service, engin- eering, purchasing, inhalation therapy and surgery. Abortions Sanctioned In Washington, D.C. Wanhinton (NC) -- A federal judge has ruled that licensed phy- sicians here may not be prose- cuted for performing abortions. The ruling opens the way to legalized abortions for reasons other than health. Msgr. Harrold Murray, direc- tor of the Department of Health Mfalrs, United States Catholic Conference, told NC News Ser- vice he sees the ruling as a "fundamental step in permitting abortions on demand." Judge Gerharci A. Gesell ruled that the 1901 law that restricts abortions is unconstitutional. Ill Give Guardian Subscriptions i At Christmas 1 A gift your friends and relatives will enjoy throughout the yearl Give them a year's subscription to the prize-winning i Little Rock diocesan weeklypublication. Upon receipt of the subscription price, The Guardian will mail a Christmas greet- ing card, announcing the gift and identifying the person order- [ ing it. Subscription price in the U.S.A. is $5.00 for one year. Two or more Gift Subscriptions at $3.50 each. Subscriptions mailed to Canada $1.50 additional; to Europe and other overseas addresses $2.50 additional. A.P.O. and F.P.O. addresses are same price as other U.S.A. t add, es.;e ' . $3.50 special price on two or more gifts applies only to subscriptions sent to Catholics outside of Arkansas and I Sentry Says'. Plans For a New Calendar. Medical Profession Gets Blame. Read Out Vive? on Page 4) and daughter. After the Mass, the  to non-Catholics in and out of Arkansas. Please Send Christmas Gift Subscription remains were flown to Detroit. m i The Rev. Msgr. Francis X. Mar- To phy, Little Rock diocesan modera-  Address ........................................... tor of the Council of Catholic  City and State ..................................... Men' represented the dicese at 1 G:f: C::! t the burial service. " Name for Monsignor Hemmen died unex- ................................... Brown Hospital, E1 Dorado, where ..................................... Mall Coupon to:Guardian, Box 7417, Little Rock, Ark., 7220 . SEE MSGR. HEMMEN PG. 3 =[=I=ttt=a=l=