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November 19, 1982

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ton (NC) -- The number of 'ican theology students for the has risen above 4,000 again in the academic year after dropping below THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 19, 1982 PAGE 7 ..... ' .... 4,000 for Prnesthood Above priesthood in the 54 Catholic theological schools with programs for the priesthood is 4,109, said CARA, a Washington-based research agency. Of this number, 2,742 are that figure last year for the first time in decades, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate said. The 1982-83 total of candidates for the Smith Shoppers Guide AMERICAN Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc. 9410 Rogers Avenue - Ft. Smith, Arkansas 729CU1 - Phone 452-3242 Sales - Service -Installation Residential- Commercial- Industrial Free Survey 8 Estimates ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING CONTRACTORS EMMETT & RON MARTIN CATFISH SHRIMP BEER OTHER SEAFOOD OR WINE SERVED CHICKEN CHOICE STEAKS OPEN 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM 6 DAYS A WEEK - CLOSED SUNDAYS .sin o," .', ,=: .... Air Conditioning Ho00e -Au,o 1 Life- Business Phone 783-1114 VALLEY INSURANCE 615 Garrison Ave. Ft. Smith CLARENCE M. SHARUM JIM PRYOR JERRY HUNT STORE HOURS 9:00 * 8:30 MEN. THRU SAT. $SAVE$ FISHERMAN'S CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS STORE  1613 Dodson, Fort Smith, Ark. V  Sandra and Carl Martinous w  Rosaries, Medals, Hard to Find Crucifixes, etc. Records&Tapes 783-9227 783-3910 i BOB' SUNNYMEDE uuIVE In "Home of The Big 3516 Bob Burger" North "O" St. BOB SCHWARTZ 783-9231 Homemade Chili & Onion Rings ALWAYS BUY CHEAPER AT BC GROCERY _ PHOENIX AVE. IL *,u V,CKSnU.G tl redes J" R TRACTOR FLEA ; WE... WELCOME FOOD ,3o v,CKSeURO FT. S,,,TH, ARK. STAMPS 646-0363 diocesan seminarians and 1,297 are Religious. The total represents an increase of 201 over the 198'.-82 total of 3,908 or a rise of five per cent. Diocesan seminarians increased from 2,721 to 2,742 and religious order seminarians increased from 1,148 to 1,297. Part of the 1982-83 increase is due to in- cluding for the first time students in seminary theologates who are officially on a leave of absence. This new category accounted for 60 seminarians (42 diocesan and'18 Religious). Even if the 60 seminarians now on leave were subtracted from the 1982-83 total, however, the resulting 4,049 would still represent an increase of 141, or 3.6 per cent over the 1981-82 enrollment. Enrollment in seminary colleges continued to decline. The 1982-83 enrollment of can- didates for the priesthood in college seminaries dropped by 81 students, or two per cent, to 3,499 from 3,580 in 1981-82. The total enrollment of diocesan seminarians remained the same, 2,321, while religious order seminarians declined from 1,169 to 1,085. High school seminaries also registered a decline, from 4,117 in 1981-82 to 4,039 in 1982- 83. Although the number of diocesan students increased, from 2,641 to 2,722, religious order students declined from 786 to 721 and the number of unaffiliated students dropped from 690 to 596. Novitiates of religious orders reported a slight increase, from 619 in 1981-82 to 642 in 1982-83. Describing the statistics as presenting "a rather stable picture," CARA noted that the total number of seminary students increased in the past year from 12,224 to 12,289. CENTRAL HARDWARE POLYETHLENE BAGS-LINERS  BEN GOSEY SHEETS-PLAIN & PRINTED PRESIDENT ARKANSAS POLYBAG COMPANY 719 SOUTH 10th STREET FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS 72901 PHONE 501-783-3072 501-783-0827 3000 GRAND AVENUE PNOIII 753-64|7 FoRlr SMITH APPRECIATION REALTOR* INVESTORS REALTY 1703 ROGERS AVE. FT. SMITH, AR 72901 PHONE (501) 785-2851 Specializing in: Residential - Commercial Investment Property MUtlJPLf ttSteNG $livC! M/,.e