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The00Guardian Official 00ublicalion of the 00iocese of Cittle 00t00ock VOL. LXXI, NO. 48 NOVEMBER 26, 1982 Pro-Liters succeed, Page 5 Canadian trip, Page 6 Bishop to lecture, Page 7 Chancellor busy, Page 8 (From News Dispatches) John Paul II lashed out at the actions during a two-day visit to Sicily &apos;,the past week. guard at Salerno, the pontiff !0n the wave of "barbarous violence" claimed 130 lives in gangland this year, including four just hours arrival last Saturday. t his motorcade passed just yards from Italy's top crime fighter was in September, the Pope went to square and threw down to Palermo authorities and put an end to the killings. of barbarous violence, which have bloodied the streets of this city, offend human dignity; as do conditions, discriminations nd economic and inequality," the white-robed pontiff crowd of over 50,000 in Palermo's tight. Hundreds of police lined over which the Pope passed stan- the back of a glass-enclosed white sealed off the city center to : traffic and erected metal barricades :rowds away from the pontiff. Pope did not mention the name in his speech, but later in to university professors, he what he called "the Mafia John Paul told the professors they power which "springs from the of ideas and which is needed more today as an antidote of profound lrticularly to those connected with the Phenomenon that concerns today's ntinued, "Yes, it is true that certain measures can halt some of violence. But the only way Vils can be completely overcome is the patient work of forming con- the first trip by a Pope to Sicily in 600 years and the first ever to the Polish-born pontiff in effect support to a campaign against the being waged by the island's Catholic month, the Sicilian Catholic Church the penalty of excommunication i 1944 and again in 1952 for murder ther violent crimes. The church however, for the first time ex- noted the link between the Mafia and on the island of 5-million people. also issued a parting attack on the for Rome Sunday. he encouraged the island's lople to reject corruption, drugs and and to build a society i n which "the See Pontiff on Pg. 2 Mass Sunday 'ather John M. Keefer, O.P., Little Rock-based Dominicans, will be of the weekly televised Mass for this Sunday, Nov. 28, at 7 A.M. on  iTHV, Channel 11. tour Shut-In Advent Masses will be taped at St. Vincent Infirmary. first reader will be Sister Joseph Wheatley, S.C.N., of the Infirmary. reader will be Sister Joan Nolan, the Little Rock-based Dominicans. Will be furnished by Sister Janet O.P., and Father Martin Iott, both of the Little Rock-based iii New Guardzan Forma i Dear Guardian Readers, On Thursday evening, November llth, The Guardian Editorial ... ..... ......n met in order to assess the merits and flaws of its -::i::i u v =o,.,i j, =.,,== ,., ::ii::i three-month experimental period which began in September. The !:::' Board has solicited response from you, the readers, on your reac- ii and of were interested enough to reply tion to the changes many you iiiii with comments and suggestions. We are most appreciative of your i letters and direction and plan action based upon them. The voice of the majority of the readership was that The strong Guardian needed to TEACH, that there should be columns of i theological substance. Many applauded the columns of Father ::::::ii Jerome, Father McBrien, Dolores Curran, Know Your Faith, Msgr. $!:i :iii Seheper, and Father David as providing the needed teaching and depth. The Board voted to reinstate those columns as soon as the iii proper arrangements can be made and you should see them il reappear within the next few weeks. We plan also to include writing iiii in areas of liturgy, scripture, canon law, theology, etc., by local i authors as they become available: ii!ii General approval was also voiced for the new format, as being iiiii more attractive to the eye and easily readable. We will retain the i::i::i:: new four-column format on pages 1, 2, and 3 and return to the six- ii::i::i column format on the remainder of the paper, thereby allowing for i more space and articles. i The Guardian's new emphasis on features of interest within the diocese will continue when space permits. Death notices will con- tain statement of deceased's name, age, address, date of death, and immediate survivors. The Board has genuinely tried to listen and respond to your needs.  It is an obvious impossibility to please everyone simultaneously. We pray that the changes will answer some of your needs and desires and that you will be lead closer to Christ through The Guardian. In the Lord, ii Rev. J. Gaston Hebert Chairman, Guardian Editorial Advisory Board i :...:.:::z:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::iii:i$i.`:?.i:i$ii:i:ii:i:i:i:i:ii!i::..<.:iiii:i:iii:iiii:iiiiiiiiiii!i[i!ii;iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!i!iiiii!iiii:ii!ii:iiiiiiiiiii!i:.: Ingathering Amasses $2, 0 71,829 Little Rock -- His Excellency Bishop An- drew J. McDonald of Little Rock served as moderator of a panel on "Politics of World Hunger" at the fourth annual Arkansas Hunger Ingathering last Saturday at the State Fairgrounds. Other panelists were Dr. David Green of New York City, director of the Episcopal Church's hunger relief program; Father Michael Collins of St. Louis, the Maryknoll Order's Midwest Region director, and Can- .dace Fair of Washington, a regional worker for Bread of the World, An estimated 700 individuals from 14 major religious bodies in Arkansas - including Catholics, Protestants, Jews and others -- came from throughout the state to attend the event. During the year, the Arkansas Inter-Faith Hunger Task Force raised $2,071,829 for hunger relief. The figures include cash and the value of animals, food, clothing and other items that have been donated. The amount brings to more than $6-million in such goods the organization has raised in its four-year history. The money and goods are distributed by the participating groups through hunger relief agencies of their choice. In concluding remarks of the panel, Bishop See Ingathering on Pg. 4 Nuclear i Wab00 Top Su ect ! Washington (NC) - Nuclear war captured i::i::i:: much of the attention at the National Con- ;ii::ii:=: terence of Catholic Bishops' annual meeting ::i::iii:i ! in Washington, hut it was only one item on an iiiii! agenda that ranged from administrative iilii budgets to women's rights. iiiii Archbishop John R. Roach of St. Paul- i!i!il Minneapolis, NCCB president, set the tone of ili!i the meeting in his opening address when he ii declared that the bishops' concern over abortion and the bomb -- and other issues -- i stem from the same respect for human life. "Concern for human life is the nexus between ili::i our positions on these two large issues," he iiiiiii said. "Respect for the right to life is basic to i the realization of all other human rights." Written by a committee headed by Ar- chbishop Joseph L. Bernardin of Chicago, the pastoral sparked divisions among the bishops as well much public interest. Archbishop Bernardin said that "our 'no' to ii::::i:: nuclear war must, in the end, be definitive i and decisive." The U.S. bishops showed basic agreement on their controversial war and peace pastoral, but the document stirred animated iii debate on the floor of the meeting and in the press. Even the White House criticized it. iiili While many bishops urged modifications of iliil parts of the current draft, pnly Archbishop i:!:: Philip M. Hannan of New Orleans publicly i called for the whole document to be discar- ded, and. only 12 of the more than 280  assembled prelates registered "basic i disagreement" with the work in an initial .:.:.: ii "table pull" of their reactions to the draft. A large minority of bishops, however, in- iilii dicated "major reservations" about the ii!i current draft. They were most deeply divided" overhow the pastoral -- intended as a national expression of church teaching and moral guidance on nuclear war and related issues -- See Nuclear on Pg. 4 Honored by Fourth Degree Knights Receiving plaques for their teaching work in the Diocese of Little Rock were Sister Consuella Bauer, O.S.B., CCD director (lower left), Sister Henrietta Hockle, O.S.B., superintendent of Catholic schools. (lower right) and His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald of Little Rock (upper right). John P. Bauman, Jr., Faithful Navigator of Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Bishop Andrew Byrne Assembly No. 0024 made the presentations at the Assembly's annual Clergy Night at K. of C. Council 812's Hall last Monday. In addition, the Assembly presented the Bishop with a $900 check to aid in seminarian training for the priesthood. . ................................. : ...........