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PAGE 6 THE GUARDIAN, DECEIiABER 6, I 974 Musings CONT,NUED ,OM PAG 5 "And you are a mother! You are responsible for your daughter." "Lord, times have changed a lot... Young girls today are not the same as they were in our times. Things are so different. Other mothers let them stay out too." CHRIST remains silent and lowers again his sorrowful head. Parents, the above story might well be the scene on judgment day when we must give an account of our stewardship. Great indeed is the blessing of Center I Miss. g Cantrell /,h " parents, and me ,r ,,&lr responsibilities. Vatican Ii refers to this as we read: "SINCE PARENTS have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their off- spring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. "Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it. For it devolves on parents to create a family atmosphere so animated with love and reverence for God and men that a well-rounded personal and social development will be fostered among the children. DO-NUT SHOP 664-5353 7514 Cantrell Rd. "The Greatest Name in Do-Nuts" -- I i LANE JEWELERS, Inc. DIAMONDS GIFTS SILVERVARE JEWELRY WATCHES TANGLEWOOD SHOPPING CENTER - SOUTH SIDE Phone 664-2316 Hence, the family is the first school of those social virtues which every society needs. "It is particularly in the Christian family, enriched by the grace and the office of the sacrament of matrimony, that from their earliest years children should be taught, according to thefaith received in baptism, to have a knowledge of God, to worship Him, and to love their neighbor. Here, too, they gain their first experience of wholesome human cam- New K. of C. Council Chartered Arkansas' newest Knights of Columbus Council - Little Flower Council No. 6615 - of southwest Little Rock recently received its charter from national headquarters. State Deputy Odell Yocum, left, and District Deputy Gene Kordsmeier, right, are pictured presenting the document to Grand Knight Jerry Griffin. panionship and of the Church. lt Finally, it is through the family Rome o Holy Year Stirs that they are gradually in- TrepJdatJons for Planners Vatican City (NC) -- The 1975 Holy Year promises a spiritual feast but also seems to threaten urban chaos in crowded con- temporary Rome. Bishop Antonio Mazza, secretary of the Vatican's Central Committee for the Holy Year, has unveiled a still- incomplete but crowded calendar of spiritual and religious events during the Holy Year. At the same time Rome's city officials and the provincial authorities of Lazio -- the region which includes Rome -- have yet to come up with any substantial plans to cope with the expected traduced into civic partnership with their fellow men, and into the people of God. Let parents, then, clearly recognize how vital a truly Christian family is for the life and development of God's own people." (Vat II -- education 3). WHAT HAS HAPPENED to our Christian family today? Remember, parents, your children are your greatest possession - far more valuable than all the riches in the world. NUN, 104, DIES Elizabeth, N.J (NC) -- Funeral services were held at the Benedicinte motherhouse here for one of the oldest nuns in the United States. Sister Hilary Wiest died at the motherhouse infirmary at the age of 104. From the Imaginative Caterer inundation of at least six million pilgrims, in addition to the usual flow of tourists into and out of the Holy City. Bishop Mazza outlined the general calendar of religious events which will take place in Rome. The official observance of this century's last scheduled Holy Year begins with a world- televised opening of the Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica on Christmas Eve and runs through the next 12 months. Lying CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 night. From infancy she had watched over him with a more than motherly devotion. From the time we brought him home from the hospital where he arrived in this world, she posted herself at his crib, staying there by the hour, guarding him with a love that knew no wearine;s. She crawled with him while he learned to crawl, and held his hand for his earliest attempts at toddling. A more devoted pair could not be imagined, and yet -- And yet one day she came into the house sobbing, and saying that her brother was hitting her. SHE COULD not possibly be lying, but when I went into the back yard to remonstrate with her brother about it, he denied it. Clearly he was lying, and clearly this was some sort of crisis, some turning point, in his life. It was a moment for him to be turned from falsehood, and turned to truth. I went to him and knelt, to be as nearly as possible on the same eye level. He did not want to look at me, but did after I urged him to do so. "SON," 1 SAID, "I don't think your sister is lying when she says you were hitting her. I think you did hit her. I don't think you're telling the truth when you tell me you didn't. And I think I know why you're not telling the truth. You're afraid I'll hit you." A flicker in his eyes told me that my last words had got through to him. I PUT MY ltANDS on his upper arms and squeezed them gently. 'Why do you think I might hit you? I have never hit you, and I never will hit you. So stop being afraid of me." I gave him a moment to think about that. Then I said, "Son, if something is so, but you say it is not so, it is still so, isn't it? If you say this house of ours is not here, it's still here, isn't it?" HE DIDN'T NOD, but his eyes were agreeing with me. "You see," I said, "lying doesn't change anything except us. It makes us false, but it doesn't make false whatever we're lying about. What we're lying about doesn't change. What is true is still true. So you see, lying is nonsense. It leaves everything the same except that the person who tells the lie is fooling himself." I PUT MY ARM around him and said "I don't ever want you to be afraid of me or your mother, because we love you. And your sister loves you. I know you know that." He burst into tears and ran into the house to tell his sister he was sorry. And now he is a man who will not lie to himself or to anyone else, and who cannot be easily fooled when somebody tries to lie to him. He's the kind of man you'd want with you in any enterprise or situation. He's honest. In Aid To Sohel Washington (NC) Relief Services overseas aid arm of Catholic ConferenC provided almost aid for the famine- African Sahelian cording to Bishop Swanstrom, CRS director. He said more than half $4,702,253, provided special diocesan brought in $2,648,646. The total value of programs for the year. June 30, 1974, he $154,089,262., This 26 l& times the tributed by the CRS, he explained, multiply contributions matching from the U:S. gore other governments, and overseas funding U.S. bishops, on Swanstrom's recently gave CRS to reduce or alter its Thanksgiving He said the becoming "prohibiti pensive" because sportation costs need for certain clothing. The bringing in heavier and there was a for lighter clothing, Swanstrom said. 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