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December 16, 1995

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ARKANSAS ~'~ CATHOLIC December 16, 1995 Page 13 i Stories Dedication was dedicated 70 years ago, the newly Rome in December i Continued from page 1 Continued from page 1 dedicated, 14,500-squareofeet church was has unique charm built adjoining it. The former church will Conducted in 1962, the overwhelming pleted, and the principal's office and be renovated and used as a Eucharistic VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- There's no choice for top story for that year was the other offices were renovated. Principal chapel and gathering area. Both church snow, only one tree and the Santas are a Opening of the Second Vatican Council. Daniel Fields said that when asked where projects total about $2 million and were bit tattered, but Christmas in Rome and Last ),ear, editors voted the new "Cat- his office is, he replies, "in the kitchen," paid for by an anonymous donor, the Vatican offers some unique opportu- echism of the Catholic Church" and the for the administrative offices are located The remaining funds will come from nities for sightseeing and reflection. U.N. population conference in Cairo, where the kitchen driveway once was. donations from parishioners and bene- W h e r e e 1 s e c a n y o u g o Egypt, as the top religious news stories. The old gymnasium was also reno- factors and memorials. "presepio-hopping" from church to Here is the editors' choice of top 10 vatedinto a parish center, complete with "What a beautiful creative plan," church, to see artistic and folkloristic Stories and top five new, makers of 1995, a large kitchen and new office for Bishop McDonald said during his hom- Christmas creches that seem to get more followed by points received in the weighted Hollender. Hollender's office was once ily. "You have maintained the beauty and elaborate every year? The "presepio" is a ballot cotmt and, in parentheses, the num- part of the coach's office and still con- integrity of the old church building." tradition begun by St. Francis of Assisi. her of first-place votes received,tains a shower. "I could live here if I St. Joseph Church was established in Today the creches are mostly miniature STORIES wanted to," Hollender said. 1879 but was destroyed in 1893. Theand may feature running water, mecha- 1. Pope's U.S.-U.N. trip, 217.5 (8.5 The $4.5 million construction beganchurch was rebuilt in 1890. The church nized sky-vaults and hundreds of village first-place votes), in October 1994, making it one of the that will be used as a Eucharistic chapel figurines. Somewhere in the middle 2. Women and church, 177.5 (6.5). largest parish projects, was completed Dec. 13, 1925, ahnost 70 stands a more-or-less humble manger, 3. Bosnia, 135 (4). "It's the most ambitious in quite some years to the day that the new sanctuary where a statuette of the baby Jesus is 4. "Gospel of Life," 129 (3). time," said Jim Davis, executive secretary was dedicated, placed on Christmas Day. Children bring 5. Belting conference, 123 (2). of the diocesan Building Commission, Leo Hiegel of Hiegel/Miller Architects their baby Jesus figures to St. Peter's 6. Race in America, 97 (2). which must first give the green light to of Little Rock was the project architect. Square in mid-December, where Pope 7. Budget cuts, 93 (0). parish projects. Nabholz Construction Corporation was John Paul II blesses them and talks about 8. Welfare reform, 81 (0). To integrate the former church, which the project contractor. the value of the creche tradition. 9. Religion and public policy, 64 (0). ~ii~::~ ~: :~77'::~::'::~:~:':Y~i~ii~i~t:~i~:.; 10. Health care, 63 (0). ~,'. ........ .~:~ ~ ...... ~.~, ::~ Other stories which received first-place ~~`~*~~:~ Votes but did not place in the top 10 m. Were abortion, Catholic reformers/dis- 0 d~ senters, and ecumenism, with one first-place vote each. NEWSMAKERS 1. Pope John Paul II, 137 (23). 2. Catholic women, 53 (3). 3. Yitzhak Rabin, 44 (0). 4. President Clinton, 38 (0). 5. Cardinal Joseph L Bemardin, 36 (2). Runners-up were Speaker of the I-louse Newt Gingrich, who received one first-place vote, and Harvard law profes- Sor Mary Ann Glendon. For the best in shoe repairing... DAN'S 2903 I(avanau h Blvd. Little Rock 666-9731 The Clergy Welfare Fund helps 23 Discalced Carmelites. The first profession sponsored by the Oblates of the abbey. retired and infirm priests in the clio- of vows will be held at Marylake Monas- cese. The largest diocesan special col- tery in Litde Rock. The celebrant will be A five-act play tided "A God Who lection will be taken up during Christ- Father Aloysius Deeney, OCD. Comes...," which is based on Old and mas Masses to support the priests. Last New Testament Scriptures, will be held year parishioners gave $307,467 in the For the f'rrst time Subiaco Abbey will at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 in Centenary Hall at collection, host a Living Nativity from 6-9 p.m. Dec. Subiaco Academy. The play will be 18-23 at the comer of I-Iigla~ 22 and performed by the members oftheAcad- At 10 a.m. Jan. 1, the Discalced College Avenue. People are asked toemy Chorus. It is sponsored by the Di- Carmelite Friars of the Province of St. bring canned goods or gifts for Helping vine Fools clown troupe and chorus Therese will welcome Stephen Byrd and Hands, a project of the Community members. Admission is free, but dona- Isidro Jimenez to the Order of Outreach Center. The Living Nativity is tions will be accepted at the door. from the staff of AF AS This will be the last issue of 1995. Look for your next issue Jan. 5, 1996.