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PAGE 4 THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 24, 1982 Advertise in The PRO REALTY 568-3939 Here and There Around The Diocese NORTH LITTLE ROCK - The float sponsored by Im- maculate Conception Church, 7000 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, took first place in the recent Sherwood Christmas Parade. BELLA VISTA -- St. Ber- narcs parish has built a rectory on church grounds. Father Bernard G. Malone moved in Saturday, Dec. 12. LITTLE ROCK -- The Thrasher unit of the Little Rock Boys' Club needs volunteers to coach basket- ball and soccer. They also need instructors for arts and crafts. Those interested may call 376-2988. DeSalvo Pharmac Richard DeSalvo, R. Ph. i Lowell Southerland, R. Ph.  l]['1] Jim Riedmueller, R. Ph. ff] Highway 64 East Morrilton, Ark. lm GREER'S Home of Fine Clothing for Men and Women Henry Rohlman, Jr. Phone 354-3186 Morrilton, Ark. MAUS IMPLEMENT COMPANY John Deere Phone 354-3527 Sales & Service Morrilton, Ark. Continued from Pg. 1 At another special audience held on the same day with 130 participants at a national conference of Italian Catholic judges, the Pope said that the purpose of all law ought to be to safeguard both the human dignity of individuals and the common good. "Even in a so-called pluralistic society...the state cannot offer itself as an entity which simply reflects and summarizes in a deter- ministic kaleidoscope the various tendencies of civil groups," the Pope said. Rather, he said, the state "must necessarily spotlight by critical examination and defend the legitimate in- terests in which and with Pope Theologians Needed: Pope which man perfects and expresses himself, by for- mulating laws consistent with them." The Pope told the judges that even though they were not legislators, "you are always workers with the law, and as such you can exercise an efficacious and beneficial influence on the formation, evolution and practical ap- plication of the laws in force, by injecting, with courageous resolve, into the rushing stream of judicial thought, beneficial currents of thought which inform and tran- sform." Aid Continued from Pg. 1 agencies and parish volun- teers had to contend with heavy rains combined with tornados in some places. But there was little or no water damage done to church buildings in the diocese. Rain fell for 30 hours and tornados swept through the area surrounding Clearwater Lake whose dam was threatened by the severe weather. St. Bridget's parish in nearby Piedmont, Mo., helped residents by cutting firewood, which is essential for heating for most homes. The pastor, Father Daniel Hirtz, led the group cutting firewood and housed families in church facilities. At the diocesan level, the Social Concerns Office con- tacted all parishes, asking for collections to be taken at Masses during the Dec. 8 holy day. Precious Blood Sister ALLISON FORD COMPANY, INC. MERCURY MORRiLTON, ARKANSAS I..R. PII(tNE 375-1477 t.OCAt. PtIONE zsa4541 Here tomorrow to service what we sell today. Joan Voss, director of Social Concerns, told NC News that by Dec. I0, two parishes had sent in $800 and $500, respectively. As of Dec. 13, Sister Voss knew that almost all parishes had "responded well," but she could not provide exact figures. OTTO LIENHART INC. WHOLESALER 204 WEST RAILROAD AVE, P.O. BOX ! 10 MORIILTON, All(. 12110 WHOLESALER BUDWEISER" MICHELOB" BUSCH BAVARIAN MICHELOBLIGHT" NATURAL LIGHT HORACE CROFOOT PHOTOGRAPHY PORTRtLIT - COMII ECI.', l - h EDDING llJ :% Moose Phone 354-408 I [ New Work- Remodeling-Repair  lUorrilton Plumbing & Heating Co. The First State Bank In the Diocese of Little Rock, which is comprised of the State of Arkansas, Bishop Andrew McDonald offered $25,000 in relief funds. In a LITTLE BY LITTLE ADDS UP TO A LOT! Save systematically in an account here. Member F.D.I.C. MORRILTON, ARK. -Vatican City (NC) -- The church should train more priests to be theologians, Pope John Paul II told a group of French bishops. Meeting in the Vatican with 11 bishops from central France who were making their official five-year visits to Rome, the Pope said, "The fewer priests there are, the more the word of each one of them ought to be clear and clarifying, capable in a dark time of responding in the name of the church to the hopes of many. "How is this possible," he added, "without qualified theologians? "The announcement of the faith cannot be separated from the church's reflection on the revelation which has been entrusted to it or from dialogue with the culture of each age," the pontiff told the bishops. The progressive secularization of culture, said the Pope, also demands the development among the laity of "a deepening in the faith which is always more knowledgeable." In their report to the Pope, the French bishops said that in their region the number of unbaptized infants had grown, Sunday Mass attendance had declined and the number of clergymen had decreased while their average age had risen. Pointing to positive developments in the church, the Pope praised the surging interest in prayer groups, prayer communities and retreats. This development '.'warrants vigilance but is a grace which comes to san- ctify the church," he said. The Pope referred ap- provingly to "a renewed taste for prayer, a prayer which is personal and cam- letter read at all Masses Sunday, Dec. 12, the bishop asked that all church mem- bers be generous in donating money but also in providing help as volunteers In nor- thern Arkansas, an earth levee broke the Sunday before and, during the week, some rivers crested six feet over flood level. As in the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese, no church buildings were harmed by flooding, but a tornado did damage one Catholic high school. Sister of Charity Cecilia Ann Moix, diocesan director of social services, co- ordinated relief activities in conjunction with the Ark- ansas Inter-Faith Disaster Relief Committee, an ecumenical group formed some time ago to assist in emergency activities. munitarian" in the church. Among "trends to be avoided in spiritual renewal," however, he warned against "giving too great a place to sentiment. .a prejudicial confusion between emotion and spiritual experience. "The desire for immediate efficacy. .can make one forget the slow and silent maturations of the word of God in the heart of the believers," the Pope com- mented. "If it can happen that the Spirit sometimes makes an irruption in a manner ap- parently unforeseen in the life of a man or a woman, causing a conversion," observed the Pope, "nevertheless one should not forget the proximate and remote preparations which the Spirit generally makes use of and with which one ought to co- operate." The pontiff said that such matters demand a discern- ment of spirits and that such a discernment concerns bishops first and then priests, who ought to be guarantors of the ecclesial character of each group of the faithful. "Having affirmed this...we rejoice in knowing that prayer is recovering its chief position in the church," said the Pope. "Without recourse to the Holy can the church develop its dynamism and its apostolic prudence?" The discernment of spirits, the question of how to recognize what is an authentic expression of the action of the Holy Spirit in the Christian community and what is not, has been considered one of the thorniest problems in the exercise of pastoral authority in the church since apostolic times. of alztt,, DIRECTOR 71730 Recent t Deaths t [Information for this is prepared from data nished by the families deceased, their pastacg funeral directors.) PATRICK NOLAN, 90, Hot 12, 1982. PATRICIA JAWORSKI, 23, No. 45 Lane, North Little Rock 13, 1982. Parents Dominica Jaworski; Barbara Ann Jaworski. ROSE SCHLAEFLI, Fort Smith, Dec. 13, 1982. Paul. EARN INCOME. Sell contracts for The Generous paid monthly. W.W. O'Donnell, Editor, P. O. Box Little Reek, Ark. STEVE PINTER CENTURY 21 PRO REALTY 9020 Chicot Road 568-3939 Office CASH for the equity in home. Also will pay payments. For DET, call Steve Pinter. 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