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ARKANSAS CATHOLIC NOVEMBER 18, | 990 PAGE 3 ] [IT3]ltlltll](I lggms, from page 2 campaign to convince the American ith]] Cost to a government-sponsored pro- people and the Congress that the ,nt[ | gram. health-care crisis has reached such pro- Dear Editor: a recent scientific survey of more portions that, to repeat, ultimately the M anytheanksfo the,v. he[[ than 250 of the nation's leading corpo- federal government will have to step in. Ar.....~.,~ .~...~. ri..... 4a:~ePaYr of the contributions from the bishop's or'[ ! rate executives shows that the majority The AFL-CIO already is in dialogue my letter regarding the 'Look Back Campaign for IIuman Development, made elll l are convinced that the health-carewith sympathetic business executives picture o(Br. Fulgentius M. Lehniann,ounng me lnan.xsgwmg,season.. 0g{ ! problem has become so serious and the and other public figures on this crucial CFP A uoo~aet enuueo 'the ~ampatgn for nstIst ] have to step in highly The dog was Duchess and was not .... P ." , xas] ] Cost of health care so prohibitively high ~ " ..... tluman Develo ment' Christian Charity or . P aat[ I that "ultimately the federal government . . ..... Pohucal Acuvasm?" wath a reface by qom ~l The U.S. is the only me only one who l,stened attent,vely to Bethell, a Catholic writer, suggests that CttD Br. Fulgentius. I suspect the picture was is in the business of funding the radical left, In the s udy, conducted for Chivas " " iz nation" in th ]] . industrial ed e taken in the late 1960s and then sub- not serving the poor. For example, ACORN, ! aegal by Research and Forecasts Inc ......... milled to the Arkansas Catholic (then identified as a radical organization, has re- n'tI [ (New York), 64 percent of those sur- worlcl wmcn ooes not. nave The Guardian) during one of Brother's ceived approximately $1 million from CHD be] ] Veyed predicted that "a national health- some form of health msur- ,,~l,.,- :o: .... L,, ~'-----~,,~,,,~ o~..u,,,e-t-----1 ,,:,~, .... o,:,,,.y.e ..... ~,,.n-since 1978. A former executive,. Fr..Marvin lg~l[~'] / endCare of Prgramthe will be established by the anee. .. ..... promote direct service to those in need, but Fulgentius lives now in retirement, at Mottet, says ACORN ts not orgamzed to decade.." al~e on, near Lmssemort, ~ermanv ........ ~,, ...... " tor institutional (socialisme) change. t~r. joel ~tern, t.,rr , . . . . ACORNs chlef orgamzer m Wade Rathke, Dn'ector of Vocatmrm activist for Students for a Democratic Soci- " " " Brothers of the Poor of St. Francis ety, and an organizer for the National Cincinnati, OH Welfare Rights organization. A major CHD grantee, Project VOTE, has a board that includes representatives from Americans for Democratic Action, l~p[I Dear Editor: National Council of Churches, Citizen Ac- After reading the article in the Arkansas lion, Center for Community Change, and Catholic describing the circumstances of the National Organization for Women (an : hess leaders and others in a joint Copyright 1990 CNS ordinations to the priesthood of two married abortion support group). Also, through in- il[ I met I pe exoa toil day I read an editorial by a priest editor in rights groups, prisoners union, Sierra Club a diocesan weekly of a large U.S. diocese. Legal Defense Fund and Washington Office, Untold Stor s & Tw e-Told Tales He was equally perplexed. He began his on Latin America. The list is long. editorial by comparing the confusion in the We hope CHD reviews its donor policies. ell! ]- Arkansas Catholic is accepting short manuscripts for the second ' _.5[ ] annual Christmas Edition, to be put rrshed December 16. We invite hallowed halls of the Vatican with the con- As Bethell notes, the study should alert i ] readers to share their favorite Christmas stories. [ fusion in the U.S. Congress. As an example, parishioners to the fact that CHD most [ :l' Manuscripts should be no more than 600 words and should include I he cited the categories of celibacy: emphatically does not support conservative 1. For priests and bishops of the Latin causes, and Catholics might want to donate hd[ I name, address and daytime phone number. Deadline is Monday, De- I Rite celibacy is mandated, to proven causes closer to home. 'l Cember 3, although we welcome and encourage early manuscripts. : I 2. Priests and bishops of the Eastern Rites Louis Graves are required to be celibate if they were not Nashville ;~hr~antd married before ordination. 3. Married Lutheran ministers who be- come Catholic priests are exempt from celibacy, m " 4. Married Anglican and Episcopalian Dear Editor: priests who become Catholic priests are I want to help some farmers to plant exempt from celibacy, rubber trees in place of cocaine. Caqueta is 5. Based on the Brazilian process, mar- a good place to grow the rubber trees, mak- ried men can be ordained to the priesthood ing it possible to replace the cocaine with with the provision that they agree to a rubber trees. The farmers need assistance celibate life-style and live apart from their in financing the growing of the trees as it wives and children, Besides receiving per- takes up to six years to get a harvest. i mission from their wives, they have to submit I have begun a small cultivation of rub- a written and legally notarized agreement ber tree plants which I hope to share with Now about that dog... Lex ecclesiastica Re flace cocaine with their children. 20 families. I would like to expand dais i! Ft. John Dietzen mally be received whenever one par- ii r . _ ticipates in the Mass. it is an essential part of the liturgy of the Eucharist at t t , .il hUrehil;e ;dmgr, gomg On the other hand, the Church i: tolaL une Mass. ' ,e-- e .more. that once a.dav?. We % et dif- wishes to prevent people from collect- i mgnals from different priests, ing Communions, a kind of supersti- e present Code of Canon law says titus the-more-the-better idea which I I ply that any- grossly confuses our spiritual relation- i Who has re- ship with Christ in the Euclaaristic lit- cc lved the Eu- urgy. arist Thus, it is perfectly proper, for ex- ,. may re- .ith're It again on !ti e Same day only ring a Eucha- ! " , ~c celebration. Ila 1984, the atican Commis- rioa _ :,. tor Inter- w ruled that -v~r! at Mass Communion should not -' Ceived more than twice a day. ih..')te Concern of the Church here is "t fld. First, Communion should nor- ample, to receive Communion both times if one attends a funeral in the morning and a wedding in the after- noon, or if one attends Mass Saturday morning and a Sunday anticipation Mass on Saturday evening. (A free brochure explaining Catholic teaching'on cremation and other burial poli- cies is available by sending a stamped, self- addressed envelope to Rev. John Dietzen, Holy Trinity Church, 704 N. Main St., Bloomington, IL, 61701.) co # 1990 cas. The editor continued that the Brazilian process relegated the Sacrament of Matri- mony to the level of a minted and second- rate sacrament. He concluded that he doubted that the Spirit was getting through during the for- mation of the Brazilian process. Considering that the Council of Trent clearly and distinctly categorized celibacy as a Church law (/ex ecclesiastica) for priests and bishops of the Latin Rite, not God's law, the obsession for celibacy for priests and bishops of one rite out of 23 divisions and sub-divisions of rites is difficult to compre- hend. Charles j. Sippel Cherokee Village CHD too "radical left" Dear Editor:. Surely Catholics share the bishop's pleasure with the generous response to CASA with greater support for proven di- ocesan needs. Yet, not all Christian charity serves such needs. We have in mind some project. With some financial help and the farmers putting in'the manual work, a lot can be accomplished to free these people from their dependence on cocaine for earning a living and lead them toward pro- duction of legal crops for an income. Due to the drug and guerrilla wars this area has undergone very hard times. I believe this project could gain wide- spread support in the United States, since it is the country most affected by cocaine use. With this help, it is possible to stop cocaine production. A project of this sort would have more impact on cocaine pro- duction than the millions of dollars spent by the government trying to enforce inef- fective laws. Thus, I am asking for some sort of funding for this project: perhaps a parish group, youth groups, direct mail appeals, etc. It is my sincere hope that some sort of aid plan can be worked out. I thank you for your help. Peace in Christ. R~. Louis Abdao, IMC Send response~ to: Rev. Joseph Coma Minion Director, Conmlata Mlsslonarte~ Rt. #27, P.O. Box 5550 Somerset, NJ 05575-5550