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LXXIX, NO. 43 DIOCESE, OF LITTLE ROCK, AR NOVEMBER 18, | 990 blocl(s honorary for Weal(land iArchbishop defends stance (CNS) - Abortion and of academic free- were at the center of a over a Vatican de- to block an honorary from a Swiss theology for Archbishop G. Weakland of Mil- said the Vatican raises questions of freedom and credibility. Archbishop Weakland Vatican officials said was made in consultation with some U.S. bishops because the archbishop had taken positions on abortion which "are causing a great deal of confusion among the faithful in the United States." Weakland said that such actions "continue to make the institutional Church less and less cred- ible." He said he considered the Vatican's move "the first test case" since Pope John Paul II's document on Catholic universities, which discusses academic freedom, was is- sued this fall. The theology faculty of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland had wanted to honor Weakland, particularly See "Weakland," page 15 controve~w. Oardinal Gagnon Gagno'nl 72, resigned for health rea- RY Cindy Wooden ns Vatican post sons, according to a Vatican an- nouncement, which was made on Lopez City (CNS)- Pope John Paul Trujillo's 55th accepted the resignation of Ca- . birthday. Named -Cardinal Edouard Gagnon as cardinal in of the Pontifical Council for and named Columbian Car- Alfonso Lopez Trujillo of Medellin him. inals are strong supporters teaching who fre- t fred themselves in the midst of Cardinal Gagnon been head of the council since 1983. See "Gagnon," page 16 1983, he is the youngest mem- ber of the Col- lege of Cardinals. Gagnon has i~i~ ~i ~iI~ !~i~ ~ ~ Paragould students learn economics the fun way Parogould Daily Press Students in Lois Rooney's fourth grade class join their principal, Sr. Jeanette Bayer, OSB, In cutting the ribbon at St. Mary's School Store. Paragould - When fourth-grade teacher Lois Rooney attended the Delta- nomics.workshop at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro last summer, she came home with an idea. In late October, that idea became reality: St. Mary's School Store. And, just like in real life, between the idea and the store was a lot of hard work. First, Rooney's seven fourth-graders went to a local bank and discussed business With a loan officer, who granted a $50 business loan, payable in March. Then, the young entrepreneurs opened a checking account at the bank and appointed one of their classmates to sign the checks because "she has very neat penmanship." The students then visited local stores to do some comparison shopping and decided which items they would stock in their own store. The students then distributed flyers advertising their mer- chandise and prices. The school supply store is open Monday and Wednesday from 7:45 to 8 AM. The students take turns operating the store with Rooney's help. In addition to learning economics firsthand, Rooney said the students are also learning to improve a skill they have difficulty with at that age - making change without benefit of a calculator. Rooney said that restocking the store was necessary after "the first week to- tally wiped us out." She said that al- though the class didn't expect to sell out the first week, the students were "pleasantly surprised and delighted" with their first week of business. She said she hopes the project can be continued each year by the school's fourth-grade class. - Audrey Watkins Northeast Arkansas Tribune Oswald, pastor (C), joins Dr. Howard Smith (L) and Dr. Steve Uton In breaking ground for St. Stephen Church in Bentonvtlle. Con- at the 12-acre site will begin in December. Plans Include achapel, classrooms, kitchen, library and office. Corn pletion Is expected summer. OOOOOOOOOQOOOOOOOOO O O O , A special report, " beginning page 6 &PPIHII'/I II HW$ Bishop Andrew J. McDonald an- nounces the following clerical ap- pointment: Effective immediately: Rev. Laval Couture, MAfr, Associ- ate Pastor, St. Mary parish, North Little Rock. Rev. Francis I. Malone, JCL Chancellor g= o..