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• ARKANSAS CATHOLIC NOVEMBER 18, 1990 PAGE 15 "Wealdand," from page 1 for his leadership on the U.S. bishops' 1986 pastoral letter on the economy. Because the theology department op- crates under a papal charter, Vatican g approval was required for the list of c degree recipients. The Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education said it would not ( give permission for the degree because g Weakland "has recently taken positions relative to the question of abortion Which are not without doctrinal impor- 91 tance and which are causing a great deal °fconfusion among the faithful in the :d United States." i After the Vatican decision on the honorary degree, Weakland withdrew his name from consideration. Another proposed degree recipient, Dominican theologian Rev. Albert Nolan of South Africa, also withdrew his name from 9 I1 .COnsideration because of Vatican ob- No,I F. Bryant Jections. A recent groundbreaking kicked off a campaign to build an office, activities L0 A Vatican source said the building and eight more classrooms at St. Joseph's in Pine Bluff. L to R: ,~ C°ngregation's action was taken after Andy Garisson, Morgan Construction Co.; Fred Reed, Reed-Willis & ASSO- C°nsultation with some U.S. bishops. He elates; Larry Lipsmeyer, parish Budget and Finance Committee chair; Noel u haddid nOtcontactea.Say which bishops the Vatican F. (Bud) Bryant, Parish Council Pres.; and Rev. Andrew Smith, Pastor. 'q'he Vatican takes a step like this after hearing Americans first. It is clear ogy department's 100th anniverSary.Weakland, who has 16 honorary 0 pat this was not an autonomous deci- "Through this abstention we wanted doctorates, Said standing by that prin- sl0n by the Vatican," said the source, to make it very clear that Rome s de- ciple was worth losing the award. tl asked not to be identified, cision was unacceptable and in this way "If I had to do it over again, would I.n May, after a series of meetings at show our sympathy for those whom the I? Yes, I think it was the right thing to uca he listened to the views of faculty wanted to honor," the letter said. do, he said. 0: holic women on abortion, "In our powerlessness lies perhaps our i "alland said that the "narrowness of only power.' if many in the pro-life movement" The citation prepared for 'i Seems to turn away many Catholics who Weakland's degree Said he was being 9Ppose abortion, honored as one of the outstanding per- , He said that the Church's "un- sons of Catholicism in North America, equivocal Position does not have the who stands for a just, humane and free tall su " t. pport of many Catholics, espe- society, as well as for a Church that is ally of many women, because it seems believable." It specifically mentioned his ..,.he toosimplistic an answer to a,com- work as chair of the committee that . aCated and emotional question. But drafted the U.S. bishops' pastoral letter L vi also said he strongly upheld Church on the economy. ii ,,etaching on abortion, which he called In Washington, the archbishop ac- Ct tame taking ofhuman life and therefore knowledged that he had "criticized Intl, a let°:? i'n . andrathertacticsStr°ngly"of abortionS°me Ofopponents.the rhetoric eology faculty Said it had decided not "I think that's part of the role of a award any honorary degrees at the bishop to Say it like you see it," he 15 ceremony marking the theol- said. 6624 F0rbing Rd., LR 72.209 (1/2 BIk. west of Univ.Ave} ,e {er) rations. The art of making a garment fit properly and our clientele happy. George Yakoubian, Member of Christ ~ King FINE MEN'S WEAR 11327 Arcade Drive. Little Rock, AR 72212. 501/225-5959 ( 2 blocks west of Parker Cadillac ) I U.S. bishops affirm Mahony Washington - The U.S. bishops have passed a resolution "affirming as the position of the entire conference" Archbishop Roger Mahony's letter to Secretary of StateJames Baker, urging a thorough consideration of moral questions regarding the possible use of military force in the Persian Gulf. Mahony is chair of the International Policy Committee of the U.S. Catholic Conference. If a Will a O0 to help future generalaons of Ar . Creating a memorial through your will is one of the most popular and convenient ways of giving to the community after your death. By remembering St. Vincent Infirmary Medi- cal Center, you are meeting your charitable goals AND you are providing future genera- tions access to the compassionate, quality healthcare theyneed. ' When planning for your future, remember the future of those you leave behind. And remember St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center. Call 660-2380 to talk about planning your will or return the attached coupon (with no obligation). Clip and return to the St. Vincent Develop- ment Foundation, 5520 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205-3300. Please sead me more information on: [] How Your Will Can Last Forever [] Your Estate Planning Guide [] Giving Through Life Income Plans Name Address City State Zip. Phone