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News & Herald Volume 3 Number 25 â€˘ February
erving Catholics in Western North Carolina in the Diocese of Charlotte
Bishop William Curlin To Head Diocese Flock's Spiritual
CAROL HAZARD Associate Editor
â€” The new
shepherd for the Diocese of Charlotte, Auxiliary Bishop William G. Curlin of Washington D.C., wont be spending much time behind his desk. After six months without a bishop,
was honored by Pope John Paul II with a man of God whose best friend and mentor is Mother Teresa.
Bishop Curlin, 66, is a "parish priest" who wants to be out among the people. "I want to come here to help you find the Jesus in everybody," Bishop Curlin told Catholic Center employees at a Feb. 22 reception hours 'after the announcement was made in Washington Archbishop Agostino by Cacciavillan, Apostolic
United States. "I'm not a business manager or a financier," he said. A priest for 37 years, Bishop Curlin will be the third bishop of Charlotte. He will be installed April 12-13. He succeeds Bishop John F. Donoghue, who became archbishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta on Aug. 20, 1993. "I
have come here sent God to be your brother in Christ, not I be the man with all the answers
loving God Who knows our every need, Who can cause a tall
To grow from a tiny seed!
Think of beginning
A kingdom of love, As
tiny as a grain,
That will grow and grow 'Til the world is one Where God will always reign.
loved the priests
Maggie Valley. "I so met here. There was
We are happy you
come you profusely. are here for us."
His warm reception here was tempered by feelings of great loss by the people and priests of Washington. "Charlotte's gain is sure our loss,
100 percent," said Juanita Vidi, a longtime friend of the bishop. "Charlotte is getting the most wonderful man who ever lived. To know him is to love him. The only consoling factor for us is that it's
not that far between Washington
and Charlotte." Father Gabriel Duffy, pastor of
Epiphany Church in Georgetown, said Bishop Curlin is a "very, very dedicated
In introducing Bishop Curlin to
ployees, Msgr. John
priest not interested in
love for you, with kindness
Imagine the power
and a full heart. I love you and hope you might some day love me too." Bishop Curlin said he is "ecstatic" about moving to Charlotte. He has wanted to come here for 10 years ever since he gave a retreat for diocesan priests at the Living Waters Catholic
told employees. "I
of you," Bishop Curlin
much else but the He is
the Church's work.
very friendly to priests, hospitable to everybody." Besides the Church, Father Curlin has at least one other passion. A football fan, he quipped that he wanted to come to Charlotte as part of a package deal with Joe Gibbs, former Washington Redskins coach and leading candidate to coach the new Carolina Panthers football team. "I
am so happy
for all of you," said
Father Ronald Potts,
Bishop Curlin to Charlotte for the announcement. "You are getting a truly pastoral bishop. He will be a great gift to serve you and bring Christ to you. But of course, we are very sad. He has been such a loving shepherd in our midst." Father Potts recalls how Bishop Curlin helped Mother Teresa open a convent for the Missionaries of Charity in Washington. To welcome the sisters and get the house ready for them, Bishop Curlin scrubbed the floors. See Bishop, Page 16
Diocesan Support Appeal The annual Diocesan Support
From Ash Wednesday Through Easter, by Elaine M. Ward, a book written as a way of "walking and talking" with Jesus during Lent, as a way of being with God.
Fruit bearing trees in Seville, Spain.
Appeal, a major source of funding for 30 ministries,
underway. The campaign began Feb. 6 and will continue through April 10 with a goal! of $1,806,000.
February 25, 199
Lenten Reflection DONOVAN
By FATHER VINCENT
Christianity is not an ideology, a call to a set of doctrines or philosophies or rules or commandments. It is a call to follow a person Jesus Christ. When we
are in danger of losing our way.
No preconceived philosophy or
theology should stand in the way of our getting to know Jesus of Nazareth as He appears in the Gospels. Philosophically we might feel it is more satisfying and pious to think that Jesus had detailed instructions from the Father as to how to carry out every action of His life, a kind of morning communique from God as to
that particular day.
appears that Jesus heard no voices, had no vision of God except on the two momentous occasions mem tioned specifically in the Gospel pages at His
baptism in the Jordan, and at the Transfiguration on the mountaintop. Some of us Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc, Martin Luther King have heard voices, seen vi sions and have been to the mountaintop. But by and large, for most of us, God has been a silent God, as silent as a winter night or high noon in the desert. And for most of His life, Jesus was like us, praying to a silent God. He spoke to God constantly, but we have no record of anything God said to Him except on those
Bishop Joseph L. Howze of Biloxi, Miss., greets parishioners following a Mass
where he served as pastor before being named a bishop in Photo by TIM REID
Bishop Howze Returns To St. Lawrence For Parish Celebration By TIM REID ASHEVILLE God urges
pated in the parish's special program
tians to reach out to all people just as
celebrating African-American history
Christ did, Bishop Joseph L.
Biloxi, Miss., told parishioners of the
Lawrence recently. Bishop Howze, who was pastor at St. Lawrence at the time of his appointment as auxiliary bishop of NatchezJackson, Miss., in 1972, came back to Basilica of St.
Asheville for the parish's annual celebration of African-American history
we are all the people of
a committed people rich in
task of the
Bishop Howze said. "The Church is to preach the good
news." of neighbor to go beyond their clan,
Christianity is like a body with
part can say to another that
not needed, he added. There
great need today for healing in the Church in society,
according to Bishop
Howze. people feel alienated. They
feel as if they are lepers, as
They are waiting for us to welcome them and put them
are outsiders or unclean.
African-American History Month is not just a celebration of the accomplishments of black people but of all people who have joined in the struggle to eradicate racism, he said. "Love is not achieved by court orders and federal intervention. They have their place, but they are not
change the human heart," he
are able to
enough to "The
out of our-
selves to serve others, the
experience the presence of
Bishop Howze spoke the
the mountaintop, to see all the
of our lives. "It
to the end, to the
outcome and the meaning
for us to be here."
use be I
in this state.
Bishop Howze said he had received St. Lawrence. "I always feel very much at home here," he said. "I have fond memories of pastorate here.
weekend of Feb. 12-13 and
For the Second
Bishop Howze said that Mississippians have made wonderful progress in race relations " even better than many Northern states." There are a number of black mayors, and many people are working for racial harmony, he said. As bishop he has not encountered any hos-
growing parish offering many wonderful programs such as perpetual adoration. He commended the pastor, the Rev. Carl
to see that St.
Kaltreider, for his leadership of the his-
an architectural masterpiece that recently was designated the 34th basilica in the United States. The program included a meal of traditional African-American favorites prepared by the St. Anthony Society, which is named for the church that served Asheville' s black community before it was integrated into St. Lawrence. Assisting in the event was the Parish Involvement Committee. Shea and Dollie Drummond sang toric church,
traditional African- American spirituals.
points out to us the importance of trust in the Lord
and even the family
may not be too, will
tests the faith of
Abraham by asking
his beloved son.
Although families a sacrifice, they
endure times of doubt and suffering. from God, not an explanation of why
families suffer, but a belief that in
or blatant racism.
Follow the way of love
We Easter people need the view from the top, from
1954 and was the
well for ministry as a bishop in Missis-
principal reason for his becoming a priest
neighborhood, Bishop Howze cured a leper to make people realize that even those regarded as outsiders are not outside God's love, he
integrated Catholic churches in
vision for our lives also. Inexplicable suffering, loss, disappointment and
back to biblical times. Many of the early saints were black, she said, and blacks have played an important role in the church in America. Bishop Howze paid special tribute to the late Bishop Vincent S. Waters,
a "fantastic" reception at
Christ broadened people's concept
contributions of black people dating
and culture Sunday afternoon. Lettie Polite gave a history of the
two special occasions. On the last night of His life in the Garden of Gethsemane, God was a silent God, despite His tears and sweat and blood. On the afternoon of the Friday that is called Good, God was a silent God, moving Jesus to cry out in near despair, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Jesus needed that time on the mountain top before He got to Jerusalem and the horror of Golgotha. He needed to hear that voice again which He had heard across the waters of the Jordan. He needed to have that vision to give meaning to what was going to happen to Him, the "passage which He was about to fulfill in Jerusalem." And what more fitting people with whom to converse than those! harassed and harrowed prophets of Israel, Moses and Elijah. His disciples needed that time on the mountaintop also, if ensuing events were not to destroy them. "Lord, it is good for us to be here," Peter said. He spoke for us, too. Every year the Church makes certain that we hear the story of the mountaintop almost immediately on entering the season of Lent so that the lightlrtor of Easter might give meaning to the often grim and foreboding 40 days of passion, suffering and penance. And not just for Lent. We need the mountaintop net
lives into a
some way God
— Where God challenging you /your families trust most painfully these days? — How can you /your family respond most productively to — In what ways can suffering bring you/ is
your family closer
"We honor all families
in the face of
obstacles remain faithful to
The Catholic News
ebruary 25, 1994
Winston-Salem Olympian Builds Success On His Catholic Faith
Vietnamese Seminarian Pursues 3oyhood Dream Of Being Priest
CAROL HAZARD Associate Editor
Ever since he was a boy, Tang "Peer" Pham wanted to be a priest. Chances i^ire the 30-year-old seminarian for the
Meanwhile, he has taken a year off to absorb what he has learned, continue the discernment process and work for future expenses.
Pham lives at Our Lady
in the choir at the
six children in a
when he who would become his
net a priest
will visit the priest in
his mother's sister in Sicily
his father's sister in
John Jones, a parishioner at Moor Church, Win-
money for their parents' care. Pham speaks of humbleness as an
record not once but twice to
ready to take his advice.
indispensible condition of the priest-
handily win the
"The priesthood for me is a special gift from God, an invitation to help others in the Word, the sacraments, in witness and service," Pham says. "A priest is God's faithful servant who dares to take up the cause and
Jones, 23, is a member of the U.S. Olypic bobsled team in Lillehammer, Norway. His sled came in thirteenth in the two-man bobsled race last weekend. But Jones has another chance in the four-man race on Feb. 26, 27. The 5-11, 190-pound Jones is the brakeman. This means he's the last person to jump on the sled and give it momentum and the one who brakes to stop the sled at the end of the run. The driver is Brian Shimer of Naples, Fla.,
eminaries were shut down.
was not sure what 3od wanted me to do, but the image of >ecoming a priest was always in my nind," recalls Pham. One seminary was allowed to re>pen in Saigon in 1977, but it was only for former students. The door was closed b Pham. His break came when a priest I
gave preparatory classes for
lew seminarians. The group met once a
follow the footsteps of Christ regardless
of the ups and downs in the troubled world. Moreover, to be God's servant
be without destructive ambitions or expectations of majesty, glory and fame ... The more immoral human society is and the more needy the priesthood, the more commitment and conviction I have to God and my vocation." to
The Saigon seminary was closed
He was excluded bewho escaped to
he United States from Vietnam in 1981 two brothers who were soldiers before the communists took over. Pham escaped from Vietnam in 1 987 o pursue his vocation to the priesthood. Claiming religious persecution, he was granted permission to come to the United States. His brother, who lives in Charotte, sponsored him. Pham arrived in the Diocese of Charotte in September 1988. He was sent to >t. Joseph Seminary College in New Means. Completing four years in phiosophy there in May 1993, he has four nore years in theology before ordinaind
the side push
one of the top two drivers
builds his success on his
A lot of time in his travels, he' s not
able to attend Mass, but he has a strong belief in
his Catholic faith."
The Jones have been cheering their son since he played Pop Warner Football at
At Robert B. Glenn High School in Winston-Salem, Jones was a 1986 100meter dash All American. In 1986, he was state champion for the 200-meter dash and All-State in track. In his senior year in 1987, he was state champion for both the 100- and 200-meter dash, and All-State in football and track.
versity in both football
was the Blue Devils' tain.
Duke Unitrack. He
record and was recognized in 1990 as
Most Valuable Performer. In 1988 and 1992, he was the track and field Most Valuable Perfomer.
"Randy is not a very emotional per"He takes
son," said the elder Jones.
Jones' four-man team
could tell he Olympics)."
Pope Opposes Family Rights For Gay Couples
ause he had a brother
bronze in the 1992 World Cup.
veek to learn more about the Bible and 'to share God's Word with each other,"
neet the criteria.
A recruiter had seen
him compete at a track meet in Boston. "He thought it was a prank," recalls
U.S. bobsled team.
him "to keep his faith and thank God for letting him succeed as much as he has in
to try out for the
and sisters are in the United States. They
'ham's beloved priest was killed that
reopened again, but
machine asking him
his wife, Lois, left
the elder Jones said he intends to remind
975, the year of the Fall of Saigon, and
was before he listened in message on his answering
Even so, Jones returned the call. In Lake Placid, N.Y. home of the U.S. Bobsled and Luge Federation Jones
who cares for their parents,
disbelief to a
for their son and his team.
Jones never considered bobsled rac-
ateful April 30.
Europe. Expenses will be paid by a priest who is a friend of his
John Jones and
Vietnam, living outside Saigon. Except for his oldest brother,
May, he departs for a three-
mechanical engineering had set on working for Ford Motor
The 1992 Duke University gradu-
team succeeds in Lillehammer, it will be the first American team to win an Olympic medal in bobsledding since
glory days behind as a track and football
uptown library. He helps with the Vietnamese Ministry and sings
The youngest of
of Consolation Church, Charlotte, and
Randy Jones thought he'd
Mocese of Charlotte would already be a »riest if his country had not been in
The resolution gave "an institutional
John Paul II denounced recent efforts to guarantee family rights to homosexual
value to behavior that does not conform
couples, saying a true family
nesses," he said.
composed of two men or two women. The Church opposes all discrimination against homosexuals, he said.
giving same-sex couples legal status as
would "legitimize a moral dishe said at his weekly Angelus
a family order,"
blessing Feb. 20.
castigated the European
Parliament for passing a nonbinding resolution that called for granting ho-
mosexual couples the same heterosexual couples
the areas of adoption, housing and pensions.
to God' s plan,
encouraging human weak-
in individual countries.
effort to indicate to the
inhabitants of our continent moral evil
form of slavery
to considering a vocation
Contact Father Frank O'Rourke, Vocation Director 1621 Dilworth Rd. East Charlotte, N.C. 28203 (704) 334-2283
defense of homosexuals from unjust discrimination, which the church supports.
to such a union the right of adoption of
agreement, because every human being is worthy of respect. What is not morally admissible is the legal approval of
children," he said.
"These children would be gravely harmed, because in this 'substitute family' they would not find father and mother, but 'two fathers' or 'two mothers,'" he said. The pope urged the national parlia-
His Will In Yours.
this point the
Christ forgave the
ment to the Church and the community in which we live'.' Msgr. John
Catholic Diocese of (or percent of estate) for its religious, educational
For more information on how to make a Will that works, contact Jim Kelley, Director of Development, Diocese of Charlotte, 1524 East Morehead St., Charlotte,
"A valid Will stands as a continuing expression of our concern for loved ones, as well as an ongoing commit-
Roman sum of $
the residue of my
woman and saved her
from stoning, but told no more.'"
"/ leave to the
to that of Jesus with the adulteress:
ou can express your commitment to your Church by making a bequest to the Diocese of Charlotte. Simply have the following statement included in your Will:
homosexual practice," he said. He compared the Church's
to the priesthood
in the Diocese of Charlotte.
Parliament's action goes beyond the
between two men or two women, and even less can one give constituted by a
Remember Give prayerful thought
ments of Europe to avoid implementing the resolution of the European Parliament, which has no legislative authority
28207, (704) 331-1709 or 377-6871.
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Editorial The Wait
The Respect Life Office
has been a long six months since former Bishop John F. Donoghue left us to become archbishop of Atlanta but it has been worth the wait. The wait has It
been even longer for our new bishop-designate. Bishop William G. Curlin's first exposure to the Diocese of Charlotte came almost 10 years ago when he accompanied then-Msgr. Donoghue to Charlotte for his ordination and installation as bishop. He fell in love with the area and says he had hoped ever since that some day he might serve in the diocese. Even as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, he retained that dream. The appointment of Bishop Curlin as our third bishop bodes well for the future of the Diocese of Charlotte. Bishop Curlin is a worthy successor to Archbishop Donoghue and to retired Bishop Michael J.
priestly ministry has
pastoral and he describes himself as "only a parish
Meeting with the diocesan staff after the announcement of his appointment, he made it clear that he views his role as bishop as that of pastor. He says his only agenda for the future is "topreach the mercy and love of God, revealed in His Son, Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It is the love of God and neighbor that is the basis for our growth in Christ and as a Church. To this purpose, I pledge my life and ministry as your bishop. Let us always pray for one priest."
we work together to
peace, justice and love."
As regional bishop for the southern Maryland part of the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop Curlin has spent
much of his time on
We expect that he
he assumes his duties in Charlotte in April. We predict he will be a very familiar face to the people of the parishes and missions will continue that practice after
across the diocese.
We also predict that he is going to become a very popular bishop. Many of the parishioners of the churches
around Waldorf, Md., were weeping openly Tuesday after learning that Bishop Curlin would be leaving them. Bishop Curlin will become not only the bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte but also the publisher of The Catholic News & Herald. We are very happy to
Diocese of Charlotte
Christians Called To Conversion During Lent VATICAN CITY
— During Lent Chris-
tians are called to conversion, to turn
away from the sin Pope John Paul
worry," he said. "These are the
us reflect and of interior human
and influence to bear on those social structures as well as on their personal spiritual lives during Lent, he said. Speaking to a group of Catholic university students from Japan, the pope said that during Lent "we ask God for pardon and for the grace of reconciliation." "I ask you to join me in begging for the gift of reconciliation with God and among men so that as soon as possible, through the intercession of the
Peace, peace will reign in the martyred lands of war and hatred," he said.
Pope John Paul
said the penitential season leading time to take seriously Christ's admonition: "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is to Easter is a
wide and the road broad those
that leads to destruction, it
said, "is the gate
autonomy, it is the way of intellectual pride; how many, even among Christians, live in indifference, adapting themselves to the mentality of the world and giving in to the flattery of sin."
the time to review one's life and conduct,
February 25, 1994
are not afraid of presenting ourselves to is
the redeemer," the
pope said. "God always remains the one who pardons." During the 1994 celebration of the International Year of the Family, the pope said Lent should be a special time of prayer and reflection with family members. He said he hoped that a special letter he has
written to families will help in their preparations fo Easter.
expected to be published in lab
They Are Signs Of Hope
ROME (CNS) — Pope John Paul II told seminar
Christians should bring their prayers, reflection
Christ laden by our infidelity; he
The Pope Speaks
decisions, arising in the context of that struggle be-
tween good and evil, which takes place in the depths of every conscience and which manifests itself in relations between people." Speaking at his weekly general audience Feb. 16, Ash Wednesday, the pope said Christians should fast, pray and perform penance for personal holiness, the strength of families and peace in the world. "Good, like evil, is contagious," the pope said. "It multiplies and spreads, producing 'structures of good' and 'structures of sin' which influence the lives of men and women."
and be more decisive in following Christ, thereby entering through the narrow gate to eternal life, he said.
^News & Herald
on Ash Wednesday.
"Certain sad current events
POPE JOHN PAUL II
that gives rise to conflict in the world,
participate in the sacraments
ians that they and
young Catholics throughout
world are signs of hope. "We can be optimists," he said Feb. 12 during hi annual visit to Rome's major seminary. Deacon Dario Gervasi asked the pope, "How cai we not be concerned and anxious before a world ii which it seems that the light of faith is being extin guished, swallowed up as if by dark warnings o division and evil?" The seminarian, who is scheduled to be ordained t< the priesthood with 20 classmates in May, asked fo encouragement in finding ways to give an affirmativi response to Jesus' question in Luke's Gospel: "Whei the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth? "This question is a bit worrying, not only for thosi older — me — but
who are the
world and that growing number of people seem to go through life a if God did not exist, the pope said. But it is also true tha faith is a gift of God that cannot be stopped, he said One of sign of hope, Pope John Paul said, is tto growing number of students enrolled at Rome's majo seminary, as well as the thousands of young peopl who participated in the celebration of World Youtl Day last August in Denver and the thousands mon who are already getting ready for the 1995 Worl< It is
true that sin exists in the
Youth Day gathering in Manila. "The young people tell us that there
Rev. Msgr. John
Robert E. Gately
Editorial Clerk: Sheree
What's The Next Step?
Joann Keane, Carol Hazard
Now that the NATO threat to bomb Serbian posi-
around Sarajevo seems to have led to the withdrawal of the Serbs' heavy guns from around the besieged city, it appears that President Clinton is thinking about trying the same tactic elsewhere in Bosnia-Herzegovina. There are any number of other cities which are under siege by one side or the other in the ethnic war in what was once Yugoslavia. Maybe what worked once will work again. There is, however, one problem. It has taken about 4,000 U.N. peacekeeping troops to supervise the withdrawal at Sarajevo. I don't see anyone rushing to commit more troops to Bosnia to carry out similar
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Maybe NATO will just take the
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Building Many Catholics these days are feelmore and more
distressed about the
of the Church. The reasons vary disturbing bank scandals in the
shocking revelations of e sexual abuse of minors by members the clergy. Our Catholic people have atican, to the
We have to face up to a more serious problem, namely the erosion of faith.
The downward trend sugnew remedies. I think
a need for
Holy Spirit is tell us something, and hink what He is telling us will have
The age of
This is why Pope John Paul II has evangelization a constant theme of his papacy. He calls upon every lay person to participate in the effort to reach out to lapsed Catholics and to the unchurched. Echoing the words of Jesus, "Don't hide your light under a bushel basket... let
g up the Church is now more in the inds of the laity than the clergy.
stories to those who are spiritually alien-
light shine," the
of us to
be afraid to encourage them to pray. You can even offer to pray with them. People respond surprisingly well to the simple invitatheir problems, don't
tion to pray.
Support prayer groups like those of
FIAT movement are springing up all
Others demand radical
help and support in assuming this kind
ment to Catholics who want to do more. These groups meet periodically for a holy hour. There are no strict rules. They first call upon the Holy Spirit to help them be carriers of Christ's love and truth in the world. They pray to the Holy Spirit in union with Mary, as the
g of the clergy
priests, or a
kind of restructur-
not solve the basic problem. After
many Protestant churches have had omen priests and a married clergy for ,
To awaken the faith in others, you need to speak from the heart about your beliefs. How does one find the courage to do that? Many hidden opportunities come along even without looking for
How To Q. I have a 2-year-old daughter. I ay angry all the time because of her. seems like the only word she knows lymore is, "No!" She constantly tries do the opposite of what I tell her. Di always yelling at her, and then I el guilty. I don't know how to handle
n r. A. Your daughter sounds a lot like a )rmal 2-year-old. This is a normal :velopmental stage that she's going rough but an extremely frustrating je for
them. For instance,
Where will the courage to do this come from? The average Catholic needs
id clergy, but this
should downsize the
To gain her cooperation, avoid askg questions or giving directions that in be answered with a yes or no; you low what she'll say. Instead, give her 'o choices. "Would you like to wear e blue dress or the red dress today?" "Would you rather have peas or trrots today?" She will immediately cus in on making her choice and you' ve
over, giving strength and encourage-
Apostles did in that upper room 2,000 years ago. Then they exchange stories
week to make the Lord better known and loved. The Apostles were 12 frightened about their efforts during the
men, before the Holy Spirit descended upon them. The rest is history. For more information about FIAT, write to FIAT, c/o 1 30 West First Street,
NJ 07011. (For a free copy of the Christopher News Note, "Praying Together, " send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to The Christophers, 12 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017) Father John Catoir is director of The Christophers. Clifton, '
A 2-Year-Old MARTHA W. SHUPING, MD
both won. I would give two choices for almost everything; she can't say no. Be sure, however, that they're always choices you can live with and don't
confuse her with more than two.
You also need to learn how to pick your battles. When you tell her she can't do something, you know she'll resist. It' s
not good for you to give in to her but
not good for either of you to be
constantly fighting each other. rules
limits as simple as possible. If
there are things she shouldn't play with,
put them out of sight so that you're not
Another book, SOS! Help for Parents is filled with research-tested behav-
always saying, "No!" important
involved, be firm about
If you continue to have problems, your pediatrician or a counselor may be
able to help.
contract staff with
and sticking with them. The book, When You Feel Like Screaming, by Pat Holt and Grace Ketterman, M.D., gives a number of practical suggestions to help you to cope and stay in control (available through
control children's behavior (Parents
Catholic Social Services and also has a
Box 2180-W, Bowling
private practice as a psychiatrist in
Charismatic Renewal Services, 1-800-
the laity has begun. In
her words, the responsibility for build-
keep the faith alive we must find new and convincing ways to pass are to
are not the answer.
along the stories of faith to the next
from the 1960 levels. In jrope only 5 percent go to church on a
FATHER JOHN C ATOIR
have been experiencing a severe decline. Structural changes years, but they too
Up The Church
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g putting laypeople in charge of some because of a priest shortage."
changed as I thought more. First, however, I remembered servg Mass at Resurrection Parish in Chi-
go, which had
my nostalgia by myself that what seemed idyllic en was probably not that great. This ought boosted me until I found myself entally reviewing current "indicators" the Church's health. tried to sooth
The number of seminarians
drop little by little, causing some observe that nibbles have become a
Forty percent of U.S. dioceses ive f
one or more parishes administered
someone other than
Court cases against priests continue
FATHER EUGENE HEMRICK
Dioceses that once enjoyed outstanding financial support are
now studying Many dio-
to avoid bankruptcy.
ceses financially troubled dioceses are cutting programs,
in turn is
The Human Side
A fairly good number of sisters and
0 priests. Masses over-
awed, devotions abounded and there as a wonderful sense of parish unity I
no longer work together as well once did. Fighting between liberals and conservatives sometimes becomes as intense as the war in the former
Numerous Catholic universities are
we can't really be
sad. Studies of parishes are revealing that parish life not only
ing theology professors to have a mandate to teach from the bishop will vio-
the current difficulties, but that in
really cares about the
Church must be saddened by the decline of priestly and religious vocations, the disunity and the financial pressures. But when we take a second look at how many people really do care about the Church's mission and the forms of
gangs or on
goes on despite
upset about the possibility that requir-
might otherwise end up
Parishes are designing programs to better
welcome and serve the diverse whose presence in soci-
For example, some parishes have homes for the aged or have created innovative lay-ministry programs that
celebrations that once reflected only
serve the sick, the divorced, separated,
one culture are now coming to communities adapt and adjust needs of multiculturalism.
and those who have
Numerous Catholic schools are models of how to educate youth who
Parishes are much more efficient from a financial point of view thanks to growing lay participation.
Human, Page 6
6 The Catholic News
February 25, 1994
Ecumenical Marriage Q. Our son is planning to marry a Lutheran girl next fall. We like her very much, but are wondering what kind of classes they will need to take. They hope to have the ceremony in her church where her father is a prominent member. I have heard that is possible. Would they need to talk to a priest beforehand? Should they talk with someone in her church? (Cali-
The Catholic Church
Protestant Church FATHER JOHN DIETZEN
of this kind of marriage as
of any other. Therefore, whatever programs, Engaged Couples Encounters, pre-marriage
inventories or pre-marriage classes oth-
presence of a bishop, priest or deacon
A. Normally, by Catholic Church law, a Catholic must be married in the
as concerned about the long- term health
erwise are required before Catholic marriages must normally be completed before a bishop will grant a dispensation for marriage in the church of another denomination. For advice and help in fulfilling these requirements, the couple will need to talk with a priest in the Catholic's
for that marriage to be valid in the
parish, possibly several times. Pursuing
these programs usually takes at least a
For serious reasons (the one you mention is not uncommon), the bishop has authority to dispense from this requirement so that the couple may be married in a civil or religious ceremony performed by another official.
few months, so
vital for the
belongs" (1993 Vatican Directory on
Catholic's parish priest to begin the needed preparatory programs. And talk
Discussion with the appropriate is clearly one of the most helpful ways to make that happen. Such conversations will also deepen their knowledge of the religious heritage they share, particularly if both are
with the pastor or minister of both parunderstand better what each is
pastor or minister
example, with such a dispensation is as valid a Catholic marriage as one per-
rooted, needs to be understood, reflected
on and discussed as thoroughly
reading and study of the sacred Scrip-
committed to in his or her denomination and in personal religious faith. (Afree brochure outlining marriage regulations in the Catholic Church and explaining the promises in an interfaith marriage is available by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to Father John Dietzen, Holy Trinity Church, 704 N. Main St., Bloomington, IL 61701. Questions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen at the
formed before a
sible before the marriage.
tures are especially important."
So be sure they take two actions as quickly as possible. Talk to the
referred to as a dispensation
from the form of marriage. A marriage performed in a Protestant church, for
priest in a Catholic
to discuss their plans with the priest
before a wedding date
ask whether the couple should talk with someone in her church. Yes they should.
details of the
not necessary for a priest to be
and for the unity
of their marriage, "both parties should
present at such a wedding, though he
may attend and participate at the request
gious convictions and the teaching and
groom and at the invita-
religious practices of the church or
of the bride and
tion of the pastor of that congregation.
help them live the Christian in-
heritance they have in
when that difference is deeply
not only about the
A difference of religious traditions,
church. It is
new ways to new roles
and they're helping each
other cope with and respond to the changing priesthood statistics.
are continuing their education.
The Church has
screening procedures to better ensure
the suitability of those
Church, like society, is being shaken up. But by no means has the Church to self-pity
Rather, the pressures
closer look into
veals that we're in an age of unique
innovation, responding to current needs
serving as a catalyst for the Church,
step back and study this
we also see that society at large is undergoing great changes. In many ways the
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which he or she
with services that once did not
their partner's reli-
Human (From Page 5) Priests are devising
that prayer together is essen-
for their spiritual
give each other support in the
directory continues, "they should be
meet the needs of our times. Copyright © 1 994 by Catholic News
(From Page 4)
By the way, the cease-fire and the end to the shelling of Sarajevo hasn't done much of anything to lift the siege of the
who or what can enter
or leave the city.
The people of the
roads and decide
Tuesday afternoon, was uncertain whether we wouli print on Wednesday as usual or on Thursthis writing late
not have to duck shells every
but they sure aren't eating very well.
those who want to leave, even for needed medical treatment, have to trust the tender mercy of the Serbs in order to get out.
Because the appointment of Bishop Curlin was announced on Tuesday, our
News & Herald
in a local health care center.
in Chelsea, Mass., she
OF A HERMIT. ROGER RECALLED HIM, AND APPOINTED HIM BI5H0P OF GIRGENTI. GERLANP SPENT THE REST OF HIS LIFE LIFE
SISTER ELIZABETH TERESA
Hall School for Boys, Asheville.
COLEAGUES, HE RETURNED TO BURGUNDY TO LIVE THE
Peter School in
School, Hendersonville, N.C.; Jeanne d'Arc Academy, Milton, Mass.; St. James School, Arlington, Mass.; and Gibbons
THEIR ECCLESIASTICAL AFFAIRS, BUT P/SlLLUSIONEP BV THE IMMORALITY OF HIS
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FRANCE. TO ROBERT GUISCARP ANP ROGER, TWO NORMAN
Waltham, Mass. and by the Jesuits at Boston College. She entered the order in 1927 and pronounced her first vows in Milton, Mass. in 1929. She made her final profession in the Motherhouse of the order in Tournai, Belgium in 1934. in
later than usual.
educated by the Religious of Christian
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are planning a special
receiving this issue of The Catholic
Sister Elizabeth Teresa Landry
Donoghue left to become archbishop oi Atlanta. With what we learned from thai
some of you
memorative edition for the issue of Apri 15. It will be similar to the special issue published last August when Archbishop
Muslims and Croats.
usual deadline day,
bishop. In connection with the installa-
the city's Serbian resi-
dents are suffering just as
our pages about plans for the installation of Bishop Curlin as our thirc
She is survived by one Helen Gaddis of Waltham.
A Mass of Christian Burial Feb. 4 at St.
followed by burial
in Asheville was Lewis Memorial
REBUILDING ANP REVITALIZING HIS SEE. HE PIED AROUND THE VEAR HIS FEAST FEB. 25.
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Clash In Blue Chips' Paramount Movie Dramatizes Sorry State of College Athletics
A passionate basketball coach comprises his ethics to lure new
men when he is part of the problem by participating in the corruption of
"Blue Chips" (Paramount). Never one to consider "buying" a recruit through clandes-
talent to his college in
— concerns of
— and very
liam Friedkin's sports drama. Us-
ing a near-documentary approach
Western University's coach Pete
with dizzying camera movements, he takes us furiously onto the court, into the locker room and under the
Bell (Nick Nolte) concludes that is
way he can be
lock in three targeted players he
table as the dirty deals are
desperately needs to produce a
winning team and save his job. A wealthy alumnus (J.T. Walsh) is happy to accommodate the coach. Swiftly and secretly Ricky (Matt Nover) gets a gym bag bursting with bucks and a new tractor appears on the family farm; Butch's (Anfernee Hardaway) hard-pressed mom
new home; and 7-foot-tall Neon (Shaquille O'Neal) finds a luxury car on his doorstep. They also find themselves leading Western University's Dolphins to victory. But what price glory? The coach can't live with himself as a cheat and a liar whose ex-wife (Mary McDonnell) no longer respects him. And how can he mold his students into upstanding young with a cushy job and a
However, the relevant theme of sports corruption gets undercut
by a script riddled by melodramatics and Nolte' s shrilly over-the-top
earsplitting invective. In fact,
show that Nolte can occasionally stop chewing the scenery, albeit briefly.
Supporting roles run the gamut from fine to fair, with Louis Gossett
commanding in a cameo as a savvy priest, Walsh reduced to a one-note villain surrounded by buxom bimbos and hoopsters O'Neal, Hardaway and Nover ac-
a sense of
phony excitement. the coach finally takes
ending that is positively corny. Yet on the plus side, the movie does vividly dramatize the sorry of collegiate athletics where
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Due to the somewhat ambigu-
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'BLUE CHIP' Actor Nick Nolte (center left) plays a coach who compromises his ethics to lure new talent to his college in "Blue Chips." The athletes are played by Shaquille O'Neal (left), Anfernee Hardaway (right) and Matt Nover. (CNS Photo/Paramount Pictures)
performance. Coach is a character who handles every frustration with
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4,429 Years Of Dioc Recently, the Diocese of Charlotte took two Sundays Catholic Conference Center â€” and in Charlotte, at St. Ga,
"We don't say thank you often enough," said Msgr. Ji "We come together in celebration of 4,429 years of service, m "That's 44 centuries. As employees of the diocese were recognized for service, the Diocese of Charlotte was established 4,225 individual On Feb. 6 in Hickory and Feb. 13 in Charlotte, many of the ne< in Hickory.
for service to the diocese. "As a community offaith, we must remember, these are not jity Jesus Christ alive. Mary Jo Luce) Patricia
Diane McLaughlir Jean McLennar
Mary Ann Osmor Aileen Poll
Theresa Power: Georgette Schraede
Lynn Steer Thomas Taafft Thirty six-year employee,
parish in Charlotte with Msgr. John
secretary at St.
Mary No Woodend, CL
Robert Belcher Bernadette Bourne
Sue Banks Martha Baxley
Kathy Boyle, SSJ
Sister Joan Suberati,
Caveny Ellen Chase Joan Conrad
Sue Tracy Smith Turner, IV
Madelyn Sullivan and Aloha Linhares, Chancery office secretaries, pictured with Msgr. Joseph Kerin and Msgr. McSweeney.
Jim Gosi Eunice
Ruth Kraushaai Herb Lachnei Carol Londoij Carla McGuirt
Luz Vickers Lydia Wenning
Abondolo Judith Akins
McGeorge Judith McKenna, CSC
John Michael Thompsor
Marti Burnoski Bertie Joe Burtnett
Marcy Rothe Margaret Schram
Mary Dunn Gay Edwards
Sue Sheets Joann Soporowski
Mary Ann Studenberg
Mary Ann Poli Anne Price
Deborah Robinson Paula Robinson
Bonnie Vess Michael Vien
Karen Templeman Loretta Tracey
Helene Nagle, SSJ
Shemelya Arlyn Sherwood
a 20-year Lawrence in
Marie Givner Sister Carol
Barb King Marijane Lanwehr Glain Lewis
greets Dennis Allen, from Bisho)
McGuinness High School
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ibruary 25, 1994
an Service Honored â€”
at the In ceremonies in Hickory iocesan employees. service received recongnition and employees certificates ed
iweeney, diocesan administrator. veeney, said to a group of 50 at the Catholic Conference Center
20 Years Dennis Allen
viduals with five to 40 years of employment received recognition
to bring the
when In 1972 e able to recall a truly mission diocese. 95,000. number Catholic. Today, that exceeds as lentified
Rose Marie Gaeto
Jean Lawrence Sister Jean Linder,
Marion Scherger Debbie Stathakis Catherine Tepper Arva Thomas
Gail McCaslin Patricia Miller
Ann Parks Mary Lou Schline Shirley Shaw
Smith Turner IV and Glain Lewis of Our Lady of Consolation parish in Charlotte with Msgr. McSweeney
11 Years Theresa Callahan
Mary Szura Mary Tait Cassandra Thompson Carol Thummel Lucy Ulmer
Mary Catherine Connolly Wilma Crates Martha Cushman Pat Driver
Gail Hunt Violette
Nancy Hoffman Mona Horan Kathleen Hoyle
Lena Johnson Janice Kolb Sister Geri
Shirley Russell Phyllis
James Oddo Sister Jane
Schmenk, OSF Martha Setzer Agnes Tomkins
Lynn Armstrong Barbara Bazluki
Anthony DiDonata Helen Ruolo Nancy Wood
Kathy Foushee Bertie Berry
Maureen Patti Roger Patton
22 Years SC Mary Ann Palumbo
Mary Lou Marston Michele Moore
Sister Paulette Williams,
JoAnn Rich Charlene Roof
Joanna Case Grace Crovi
Mattie Killian, a 17-year employee serving Living
Randy Belk Miriam Chouteau Ellie
Sister Anita Sheerin,
Annie Belle Grant Kathy Healy
Theo Johnson Joan Kramer Sister Mary John Madden,
Jane Marie Malmfelt
25 Years OSF
16 Years Combs Carol Dawson
Mary Herr Luther Hurlocker
Bea Lamb Cathy Melvin
Timothy Warren, RSM, Msgr. McSweeney and Father Tiomas Walsh of Holy Family parish in Clemmons.
Monica Perez, Madelyn Sullivan ,
Helen Buening Robin Chandler Patsy Conrad
Sister Patricia Dolan,
Betty Jo Dengler
Luke Garrison Annette Guggino Bernice Hager Sonia Hayden Sister Gretchen Hermanny,
Mary Timothy Warren,
Richard Eklund Bernadette Gibson
Linda Kennedy Patti
Nancy Campbell Kenneth Hazen Elaine Hoover Julius
36 Years Ann Hoover
40 Years 18 Years
Emily Baldwin Nancy Fahy Sylvia Grohs Patricia
Helene Sheely Shirley
Michael Browne Sister Carolyn
41 Years Geneva Moran
Barbara Kenley Kline
RSM Ofelia Alvarez
Gladys Howell Betty
Dorothy Lyndon Gail McLaughlin
Mary Lou Roche
Cira Ponce Sister
Katherine Ford from Queen of the Apostles in
Belmont with Msgr. McSweeney.
10 The Catholic
February 25, 1994
People Cardinal Cordiero Dies After
Relief Services kicked off
Bowl program of prayer, fasting and almsgiving on Ash Wednesday, Feb. nual family-based Operation Rice
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardi-
nal Joseph Cordeiro, archbishop of
The Lenten program, which raised more than $3 million last year, urges
Karachi, Pakistan, for 36 years and a
leading voice on international church issues, died Feb.
families to fast for one meal each week,
or eat a smaller meal, and donate the
1 1 after a long illness age 76. Pope John Paul II, in a condolence message, praised the cardinal as a "zealous shepherd who wisely and generously served both his own people and
the College of Cardinals with 102
bers under the age of 80 and therefore
used within the family's parish to help the poor locally.
unusual plea from a noncitizen to the
gold medal in the 1994
take stronger action to end the conflict
Winter Olympics, but back at his parish in Alaska he' s remembered as a nice guy
former Yugoslavia. Asked
should include a military response, he called for "whatever steps are necessary." "But I would hope that this could be done through diplomacy and the embargo," he said in a telephone interview Feb. 15, the day following his return to the United States. He made the trip in his capacity as chairman of the bishops' committees on Migration and on Aid to Central and Eastern Europe, and as a member of the International Policy and Administrative committees.
asked the Supreme Court to consider the question of
the case of a
French Cardinal Dies When Train Smashes Into Car
Cardinal Francois Marty, the retired archbishop of Paris who was a leading
Princeton University. In a Feb. 15 press
form plan must be revised to exclude abortion, include undocumented immigrants and better protect the disabled and low- income workers, a Catholic
peacekeeping forces in Somalia and Bosnia- Herzegovina as examples of "interventions aimed at humanitarian aid." A final statement also asked greater U.N. flexibility in allowing chaplains from one nation's contingent to minister to members of the same religion from another country. The meeting of interreligious military chaplains from Europe and North America was held in Stockholm, Sweden, Jan. 31 -Feb. 4. The concluding statement was broadcast by Vatican Radio Feb. 10. Attending were Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Jewish and Muslim chaplains.
bishop told a Senate committee. In written testimony submitted to the Senate
conference outside the Supreme Court, George said Mother Teresa's appeal to
was carrying on "her life's work of devotion to the poor, the weak, the court
the despised, the forgotten."
Bishop Urges Changes On Abortion, Undocumented In Health Plan
"in extreme poverty."
The chaplains Gulf
cited the U.S.-led Persian
against Iraq and the United Nations
U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic
was trapped on the tracks between the and was struck by a train which dragged the vehicle about 100 yards. None of the train's passengers was injured. A police official said the crossing's warning systems seemed to have been working nor-
time of the accident.
by representatives of the
named Christian Brother Michael J. as its new president, effective July 1. He will become the 19th McGinniss
bishops about the health reform plan. "For us, health care reform should be
president in the 123-year history of the
judged not by how it treats doctors or insurance companies, the well-off and powerful, but by how it serves the poor and unserved, the unborn and the undocumented," the bishop said.
University in Philadelphia, he
A religion professor at La Salle is
chairman of the university's religion department, vice president of La Salle's board of trustees, and a member of the La Salle College High School board of trustees. Currently the executive secre-
Intervention In Bosnia Must Disarm AH Aggressors, Nuncio Says
Cardinal's Aide Urges End To Public Criticism Of Vatican Documents
vention in Bosnia-Herzegovina must
aim at disarming the aggressors on all sides, said the Vatican nuncio in Bosnia, Archbishop Francesco Monterisi. It should be recognized that attacks are being carried out by Serbian, Muslim
Family-Based Operation Rice Bowl Program Begins 17th Year BALTIMORE (CNS) Catholic
"permanent moratorium" on pubdocuments and appointment of a special papal panel to monitor catechisms worldwide. Msgr. Michael Wrenn, the New York cardinal s criticism of Vatican
tary of the Catholic Theological Society
of America, he has doctoral and master' degrees from the University of Notre
Dame, and a bachelor's degree from La Salle.
succeeds Christian Brother
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into his car Feb. 16 in south-
parish teens despite his rigorous train-
tion" to protect
Villefranche-de-Rouergue when his auto
der to be effective, international inter-
lains supported "humanitarian interven-
H. Ricard of Baltimore, chairman of the
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(CNS) An aide to Cardinal John J. O'Connor has called
gone out of
asked the court to decide whether a developing fetus has individual civil rights, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning founder of the Missionaries of Charity petitioned the Supreme Court as "a true citizen of the world," said her attorney, Robert P. George, a professor at
west France, police said. Cardinal Marty, 89, was driving near the town of
barriers of a railroad crossing
He's a genuinely nice young man," said Moe's pastor, Father Michael Shields of St. Michael Parish in Palmer, where Moe lives. Moe edged Norway's Kjetil Andre Aamodt by four-hundredths of a second to win the gold Feb. 13 in downhill skiing with a time of 1 minute, 45 seconds. He celebrated his 24th birthday Feb. 17 by winning his second medal, the silver in the men's Super-G
tian Brothers University in
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who helps the parish' s teens. "He' s genu-
Committee on Labor and Human Resources Feb. 8, Auxiliary Bishop John
figure in the French Church in the turbu-
Chaplans Back 'Humanitarian'
Clinton administration's health care re-
who are unable to new Catechism of the Catholic Church "should in all honesty move into some other line of work or en-
Mother Teresa Asks Supreme Court To Hear Fetal Rights Case WASHINGTON (CNS) In an
projects abroad, while the rest
U.S. courts, Mother Teresa formally
slalom. Father Shields said
rium on criticizing and undermining the documents of the Holy See as if they were just one more subject for debate, scholarly or otherwise," he told a London conference Feb. 12. Msgr. Wrenn
Three-quarters of the funds raised go to
U.S. Winter Olympic Gold Medal PALMER, Alaska (CNS) Catholic skier Tommy Moe may have been unknown before he picked up the United first
complaint over the documents. "The time has come for a permanent morato-
U.S. Archbishop, Returned From Bosnia, Urges Stronger U.S. Action YORK (CNS) Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrickofNewark,N.J., said after a visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina that the United States and Europe should
"disarming the aggressor" in war-ravaged Bosnia.
consultant on religious education, said the Catholic faith is not helped by public
also said that those
eligible to vote in a papal conclave.
Catholic Alaskan Wins
and Croatian forces, the archbishop said in an interview published in the Feb. 23 issue of the Italian magazine L 'Europeo. Archbishop Monterisi was explaining the position of Pope John Paul II and other Vatican officials, who have called for "humanitarian intervention" and
the U.S. bishops' overseas aid agency.
Church universal." His death leaves
they would have spent to
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February 25, 1994
Our Lady Of Grace Students Stage
Students at Our Lady of Grace School in Greensboro staged their own version of the Olympic Games Feb. 1 8. Some of the "events" may not have borne much resemblance to those in Lillehammer, Norway, but everyone had fun. And that was the point of the whole thing.
Members of the gold medal-winning Blue Team show off their medals with Matrian Father David Lord
Seventh grader Aaron Showers lights the "Olympic flame" to open the games 3f
eft rear), Athletic
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Angelica Anaya canta en
Aquf aparece con
coro hispano de San Patricio y sobresale por su hermosa voz.
su hija Angie detras, en el salon de la casa de retires de
RAFAEL TORRES MORA*
Un dfa converso con Angelica Anaya acerca de su matrimonio con
me contaba informalmente me parecfa como si el romanticismo de esta que
historia hubiese sido totalmente planeado
Llegaron a los Estados Unidos en 1972. Angie vino de Lima, Peru, a la
casa de su hermana, quien vivfa en Charlotte.
Tony vino tambien de Lima, pero
durante esos dfas, la Misa se celebraria
su destino fue diferente, porque se
encamino a vivir mucho mas lejos en la ciudad de Los Angeles, California. Mas tarde Angie decidio ir a visitar a otros miembros de su familia, que providencialmente vivfan en Los Angeles, asf que coincidio con la oportunidad de encontrarse de nuevo con Tony, quien
Antonio Anaya, natural del Peru, toca guitarra y dirige el ministerio de la
El proposito de Tony y Angie es dar buen ejemplo a sus hijos, reconociendo, sin merecerlo, que han recibido mucho mas de lo que ellos han podido dar al
Valley durante un retiro espiritual,
que la familia entera fue invitada para animar al grupo compartiendo sus
10:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m., en el Centro Catolico Hispano de Charlotte. Cecilia
una sicologa peruana que esta y
a las familias que desean
Los solos que canto Angie emocioinaron a muchos de los participantes y todos quedamos agradecidos del servicio que la familia Anaya nos ofrecio en esta ocasion. Sabemos que podemos contar con ellos para ayudarnos en otros programas. En el pasado Tony, Angie y sus hijos han animado con su musica en celebraciones de otras comunidades locales situadas
oracion por la unidad de los cristianos, que tiene por tema: "Llamados a tener un solo corazon y una sola alma". Con el telon de fondo del Ano de la familia, que acaba de comenzar, todos los cristianos esparcidos por los cinco continentes,
como recordo su Santidad en el Angelus
eliminados, las dificultades aun por re-
fuera de Charlotte.
modelo al que debemos mirar es la comunidad primitiva, descrita por los Hechos de los Apostoles, que tenfan un solo corazon y una sola alma (Hch. 4,
Nosotros le pedimos al Espfritu Santo que los llene de sus dones y carismas.
8 al 25 de enero
domingo pasado, "estamos llamados
a redescubrir la exigencia de la unidad de la Iglesia como familia de Dios". El
solver, el dialago incesante y sincero.
sobre todo, debe ser una intensa y perseverante experiencia de oracion, con el renovado proposito de cumplir la voluntad del Senor, que llama a sus amigos a una comunion cada vez mas plena, para que la Iglesia sea para todos
32-33), pues solo acogiendo a Cristo
"sacramento de unidad" (Lumen
imprimir esta entrevista, recibimos la noticia del fallecimiento de nuestro querido amigo Rafael, sobre quien escribiremos en la proxima edicion.
con humildad y sinceridad los creyentes podran resolver las divisiones aun existentes, dando asf una contribution mas eficaz a la solution de los conflictos
Noticias Diocesanas Tercer Taller sobre La Comunicacion en el Hogar El proximo taller con la Dra. Cecilia Montero sera el sabado 12 de marzo, de
Estamos celebrando estos dfas
Esta entrevista tuvo lugar en Maggie
Un Solo Corazon Y Una Sola Alma del
que desgarran a diversas zonas del mundo. Esta Semana de oracion por la unidad de los cristianos, prosigue Juan Pablo II, ha de ser una ocasion propicia para hacer un balance, analizando los progresos realizados en el ambito
tiempo de noviazgo, vinieron para Charlotte a casarse en 1979. Tuvieron dos hijos, Tony Jr. y tres anos mas tarde nacio Angie. Es una familia muy unida y son felicfsimos. Los cuatros sirven al Senor en las celebraciones liturgicas. Tony Jr. toca el organo y despliega gran
se incorpora dentro de la liturgia de
Lima cuando los dos tenfan siete anos de Desde aquel momento sintieron que el otro y despues de un
(Estas guias provienen de la Cancilleria)
Aurelio Ferrin en la catedral de San Patricio,
eran lo una para
El rito de election se celebra el primer domingo. Los escrutinios tienen lugar en
habfa sido su amiguito de juegos en
4 La abstinencia se refiere a comer carne. Bajo la presente ley, no incluye huevos o productos de leche, sopas o salsas de carne. Obliga a todos los catolicos desde los 14 anos de edad o mayores. 5 La esencia de observar las leyes eclesiasticas del ayuno y la abstinencia de carne es una obligation seria. Aquellos que por razon de trabajo o de salud no son capaces de cumplirlas, quedan excusados. Es la conciencia individual la que puede decidir si tiene causa suficiente para quedar excusado. Se necesitan razones mas serias para excusarse el Miercoles de Ceniza y el Viernes Santo. 6 Se recomiendan ayunos voluntarios en los otros dfas de semana durante la Cuaresma. La abstinencia de carne todos los viernes del ano tambien se recomienda mucho. La carta pastoral sobre La Paz de los obispos americanos afirma que la oracion es incompleta sin la penitencia y urge a todos los catolicos a ofrecer la abstinencia de carne todos los viernes del ano por la paz del mundo. 7 Padres y maestros deben educar a los pequenos, que todavfa no estan obligados por las normas del ayuno y la abstinencia, en una atmosfera que conduce al sentido de la penitencia. 8 Se anima a todos los fieles a recibir el sacramento de la Penitencia durante la Cuaresma. Debe ofrecerse la oportunidad adecuada antes de la Pascua. 9 Las directivas liturgicas del Sacramentario y del Leccionario deben seguirse fielmente en los ritos especiales de la Semana Santa. 10 No se permiten Misas de funeral el Jueves Santo, Viernes Santo y Sabado Santo. Puede hacerse el rito del funeral fuera de la Misa en la iglesia o capilla
mejorar sus relaciones humanas dentro del hogar, ya sea de esposos entre sf o de padres e hijos. Estos talleres responden a la campana de los obispos de los Estados Unidos "Ninos y Familias Primero". ParamBsinformaci6n,llamar al (704) 335-1281.
(L'Osservatore Romano, edicion semanal en lengua espanola, 21 de enero
To Our Friends Tony and Angie Anaya are faithful music ministers with their two children. They were childhood friends in Peru, later they met again in Los Angeles, where they decided to get married and live in Charlotte. During the Week for Christian Unity, the Holy Father called all to be of one heart and one soul. The guideline for
Lent follows. Our third workshop to improve communication be March 12, with psychologist Cecilia Montero.
The Catholic News
'ebruary 25, 1994
Vietnamese Catholic Ministry
By SISTER CECILIA
nity celebrated Tet or New Year. The group of young people presented a play that was so significant to the whole idea of Lent that I want to share it with our
White Bird," J.M. 3arrie has written, "The reason why jirds can fly and we can't is simply that hey have perfect faith, for to have faith s to have wings." These words intrigued me very much. I often wonder why I In the "Little
The play was called "Hon Vong Phu" or "A Wife Turned Into Stone Through Waiting For Her Husband." readers.
can't fly like
The legend describes a faithful wife and mother who urges her husbands to go to the front to defend the country from foreign invasion. The husband seemed very reluctant to go but she promised to be faithful to him and to raise their son and wait for his return. The husband went to war to defend his country. After many months, the victory was won and he was to return home. The wife held her son in her arms and waited for him. Day in and day out, she looked for him in the direction of the sun. Every sunset, one could see her casting a gloomy shadow over the countryside and everyone sighed. She was
wonderful to be able to fly in the sky and forget
below pain such as illness, loss and disappointment, pain of
so our cities and even pain of racism and sexism in the human communities. If only I can forget! But unfortunately our world is so filled with those ills and the abbreviation for those terms is death and death happens every day in our life. We Catholics need to be reminded of that point very time we prepare to receive ashes on our foreheads. All must die. There is no exception. From kings and queens, popes and famous women and men to the poorest of he poor, all must go through the gate of death. At this moment we face the naked truth of our
much crime and violence
are exactly the
helpless and broken.
her strength gave out and she
into a stone slab to
the people of her tremendous faith and
steady as a stone slab."
Like her we will never perish even we apparently die. Facing the sun who is the God of our life, we will have the if
strength and energy to
go on dying inch
turn into the
block of ice was caused by drops of water year in and year out. So, pain and suffering day in cross of our Lord.
and day out will make a cross and constancy deepened by faith will turn that
freedom because the
cross of ours into the cross of Christ.
God who loves us until death has promised to raise us up from the last day if we continue to have faith in Him. Yes we
"Only when you are empty are uypou at a standstill," says Kahlil Gibran. But it was more magnificent still when Christ said, "unless a grain of wheat die..." Handmaids Sister Cecilia Tong is
up and fly
can fly like a bird. The power to fly and the power to die are in our hands. So, to have faith is to have wings. Recently our Vietnamese commu-
the bayjihd loai
the bay, vi loai
chim cd su trung thanh
trung tha nh cho chung canh bay." Tu tifong tren g6i
cao va quen het nhung phien
mu$n cua cuoc
cong dong Vietnam chung
da miing Tet.
da co nhac canh mang nhieu y nghia cua mua chay va qui vi ban doc.
cau truyen "Hon
muon chia se voi
Vong Phu." huf.
ra tran de giri gin
khong muBn lo lang
non song. Ngifdi chong
rat bin rin
va phan van,
ra di nhiing ngifdi
khuyen khich va hua
hoan, nao mat mat, nao kho dau, cue long, roi nhifng toi ac tay trdi, bao hahh
phan. Sau nhieu thang anh trS ve. Trong khi ngiidi thuc
trong nhifng thanh pho cung nhu ky thi chung toe, ky thi nam nU tiem an trong
hi/dng mat tr6i.
Udc gi toi co the quen duoc. Nhifng khong may
cho toi, vi the gidi ngay nay chongchat nhifng la "coi chet" va
Khong ngoai trif al, vi giao
ma da diidc menh danh
su diet choc nay van rinh rap moi ngay, vi the chung ta nhiing
cong giao da
chiu tro tren dau.
hoang, nhufog danh nh'an nam ni?cho toi nhiing ngifdi ngheo kho cung
Va trong luc cung cue nay, khi chung ta
moi nguoi giohg nhau ngifdi tin
se diidc vifdn
mau qua chong het, chung ta ca^ri thay
co yeu hen va do vd. Nhimg nguoc lai, nhifng
khac biet trong luc nay
ho co hy vong.
day va bay nhay trong tif do bdi vi tin vao tinh thtfdng cua chua,
nglti thifdng tdi
sang cua cai
chet va ngai da hua se nang
day trong ngay sau het "neu"
vao quyen nang ngai. Vang dung vay, chung
mrji nga<| Vi the
c6 the bay difdc
Quyen bay va quyen chet dang 8 trong tarn tay chung ta
du"dng vi bon
Moi khi chieu ve ngdf3i ta thay bong nang trai dam tren dong
ve cua chaiig cho
khi nang kiet sue. Trd nen
gan cung tue'nguy^t de nhacnhrJcho ddi mot dub
mot tarn da
goi kien tr? nhi? da la vay!
Cung nhu nang, neu chung ngay ca khi chung
ta co'difc tin c'/iung ta se
Nhin vao thai du#ng
cua chua la si?c sf^ng cua ta, chung ta se co them nghi luc va sue manh de chet 5
giap mat vdi sd that
va roi ai cung thd dai th drfng cam cho nang. Nang chd ddi tong sihrung thanh
hSt thay se phai chet. Tif vua chua, quan quyen, nhifng
dinh het thay phai di qua cda chet.
Mot nhom cac em
Huyen thoai li/u lai rang ngay xda co mot ngiidi thuc
chim no? Toi hinh dung hanh phuc biet bao khi minh co the
cac cong dong nhoh loai v.v.
"ao dai" costumes
director of the Vietnamese Apostolate for the Diocese of Charlotte.
J.M Barrie trong cuon truyen "Con Chim Trang" da viet: "Ly do ta
the Tet celebration Feb. 6 in
chim bay dUdc, con chung
waiting, waiting in faith for his return.
ever, the Christians are different at this
moment because we have hope
The Vietnamese Catholic communities of the Triad area celebrated New Year, Feb. 6 at Christ the King Church in High Point.
giay va tdng phut ch6 ngay chung ta trd nen thap tu chua kito.
da lanh da dude cau ketn&n b6i nhiJng giot vi the nhuiig til
kho dau moi nga"y cung
cua doTta va nho due
ngay nay qua ngay khac
se dtfclc cau tao chut se trd
mot nen cay thap
nen thap gia chua kito: "Chi khi
nao ban bo minh ban mdi co the difng yen tai crib va lay lai quan binh," Kahlil
chua con sang lan
hat lua chi khi nao chet di
Gibran. Nhu\ig rang:
dao hdn nua khi ngai qua quyet
February 25, 199
Diocesan News Briefs Patron Saint Celebration CHARLOTTE The parishioners
of St. Patrick Cathedral invite all senior citizens in the diocese to celebrate the Feast of
Patrick at the cathedral on
Mass will be followed by an Irish dinner. The Mass will be celebrated by Msgr. John J. McSweeney, diocesan administrator, and priests of the diocese. The dinner is Saturday,
For reservations, contact your parish senior citizens' group or call the cathedral at (704) 334-2283.
ing accepted for the highest honor pre-
George Award for
and Peace Ministry working with the diocesan coordinator to promote parish sotions are available in the Justice
scouting by an adult will be awarded
Camporee on May 1. To nominate someone, call Frank Thompthe Catholic
son in Charlotte
(704) 359-5208 or
These positions are currently volunteer, with potential for part-time
pends or college credits. For more information, call Scott Spivak, Justice and Peace Ministry coordinator, (704) 3311714.
Discover Your Giftedness Charles Borromeo Parish will present a Lenten program, "Discovering Your Giftedness," on Tuesdays through March 22 at 7 p.m. The speakers and topics are: March 1 Jim Kelley, "Acknowledging God' s Presence;" March 8 Mercy Sister Carolyn Mary Coll, "Receiving Scott God's Forgiveness;" March 15 Spivak, "Expressing One Another's Concern;" March 22 Franciscan Sister Jean Linder, "Sharing God's Gifts." For more information, call the church office at (704) 437-3108. St.
Learn To Meditate
HICKORY — Nominations are be-
for the junior/senior religious
Speakers are Vivian Reichart
CLEMMONS — Holy Family Par-
Redemptorist Father Peter E. Sousa, Benedictine Father Placid Solari and Mercy Sister Carolyn McWatters.
5208 for information.
Secular Franciscan Inquiry Sessions
representing the lay ministry;
Carl, permanent diaconate; Father Frank O'Rourke, vocation director;
MOORES VILLE — The sufferings
ish is offering a
27 Second Sunday of Lent
prayer, dialogue and meditation at St.
Franciscan Order will host inquiry ses
Therese Church each Friday during Lent at 7:30 p.m. The last session will be on
United Methodist Church that will adwomen and how they as people of faith can support victims, promote healing and reduce the incidence of violence. The keynote speaker is Dr. Mary Pellauer, feminist ethicist, theologian and author of Sexual Assault and Abuse: A Handbook for Clergy and Religious Professionals. The conference begins at 12:30 p.m. on March 18 and ends at 3 p.m. the following day. Cost is $35 for both days and includes supper on Friday, lunch on Saturday and conference materials. Cost for one day is $20. Child care and scholarships are available. For information, call Bridget Johnson, (910) 282-2970, Greensboro, or the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, (9 1 9) 687-0408, Durham. dress violence against
WINSTON-SALEM — A one-day
on Inner Healing will be presented by Bobbie May at Our Lady of Mercy Church on March 12 from 9:30 retreat
to bring the light of
hurting areas of their lives and gain
at 3 p.m., outside
the church, weather permitting.
sions at St. John Neumann Church, 845 1
suggested and will include lunch. For reservations, call Franciscan Sister Patrice McCabe, (919) 722-0028.
March 5 Lay Ministry
Highways, 943 Ball Park Rd., has adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for 24 hours on the fourth weekend of every month, beginning Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and ending Sunday with 8 a.m. Mass. All are welcome. The adoration this month is Feb. 26-27. For information,
Our Lady of Grace, Greeneboro 10
am - 4 pm
Timothy VJarren, (704) 334-1505
— Our Lady of
be a 7 p.m. service each Friday during Lent at Queen of the Apostles Church. The serwill
a Lenten sermon and Benediction.
Natural Family Planning
the second Friday of the month,
appointment only. For reservations or information, call Maria Perkins at (704) 633-9551
The Catholic News & Herald welcomes parish news for the diocesan news briefs. Good photographs, preferably black and white, also are welcome. Please submit news releases and photos at least 10 days before the date of pub lication.
CHARLOTTE — Classes are taught Wednesday of
Catholic Center. For
reservations and information, call (704)
SHELBY The Couple to Couple League will teach a series of four classes on the sympto-thermal method of Natural Family Planning on Sunday, Feb. 27 beginning at 3 p.m. at St. Mary Church in the parish hall. For information and registration, call Frieda Ashworth at (704) 484-0997.
Grief Support Training
will offer a
Hospice at program on
FOUR GREAT NAMES to
on Feb. 28, March March 14 from 6:45 p.m.-9 p.m.
grief support training
Presbyterian Church in the Vir-
ginia Gilmer Room. Participants will be
taught skills to help others deal with grief, loss
and other major life changes.
March 12 Lay Ministry Training Vatican Documents, Session II
St. Barnabas, Arden
am - 4 pm
Timothy Warren, (704) 334-1305
March 13 Fourth Sunday of Lent
6951 E. Independence 531-3131
$5 per person.
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JjfjjXECTRONIC ORGAN SERVICE
Jim Brownd (704) 365-7425
March 6 Grand Prix Party Atrium, First Union Building
and April 10 from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to know more
March 6 Third Sunday of Lent
about Secular Franciscans or
Christian Morality, Session
7 and Feb.
Carolina Council of Churches will sponsor a conference March 18-19 at Christ
tionship with God.
imilian Kolbe Fraternity of the Seculai
inner strength through a stronger rela-
of Christ will be remembered through
a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Participants will learn
education classes and anyone
$30. Call (910) 275-1654 for information
HICKORY The next planning meeting for the 1 994 Catholic Camporee will be at the Catholic Conference Center on March 6 at 2:30 p.m. Interested adult scouters are encouraged to attend. Call Frank Thompson at (704) 359-
ing with the Catholic legislative net-
Alamance Church Rd. Registration u
Lenten Renewal Program, "Learning to Meditate," at tbi church Wednesday evenings during March from 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The nursery will be available. The cost is $3 For more information, call Marcy ai (910)766-8189.
work, "Voices for Justice," monitoring legislative activity in the following areas: economic support for children and families, health care reform and peace making/peace keeping.
ference for Ministers and Laity, on Marcl
4-5 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1301
lumbus Council 7450 will host a panel discussion on religious vocations on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m. at St. James Church. The discus-
and western regions of the diocese. Positions are also available work-
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World and National Briefs Sudanese Offensive Disrupts Effort, Official Says
Sudanese government's new offensive against southern rebels has played temporary havoc with Catholic Relief Service's food aid program by forcing hundreds of thousands of displaced Sudanese into flight, a CRS official said. "Now they are relocating, we have to come up with alternative strategies to reach these people," Adjavon Venonyi,
age students to wear Islamic dress instead of their customary uniform. The 9 1 -year-old school reopened with a compromise in which Muslim girls wear Islamic dress and non-Muslims adopted longer skirts but not the veil.
Year of the Family,
Christians have a special obligation "to
embrace with special affection" every suffering human family, Pope John Paul II said.
Mass for the feast of Our Lady of
Celebrating a special
the sick Feb.
Lourdes, the pope said that families are entrusted with the special task "of wel-
coming every human life, healthy or ailing, from its beginning to its end." The Mass in St. Peter's Basilica marked
the second annual celebration of the
Pheonix Abortion Clinic No-Speech Zone Ruled Unconstitutional
judge has tossed out a Phoenix law that created a "bubble zone" at abortion clinics to restrict
close abortion pro-
U.S. District Judge
efforts to support the family in
Stephen McNamee ruled Feb. 1 1 that the ordinance unconstitutionally restricts free speech rights. An attorney for the American Center for Law and Justice, which challenged the ordinance, said McNamee' s ruling sends a strong message that "the free speech rights of prolife demonstrators must be respected."
nantly Catholic Uruguay, where most
couples live outside the sacrament of
The situation is a challenge to Church and to civil authorities in the country, the pope told Uruguayan bishops Feb. 1 2. The bishops have called for a national congress on family issues later this year. The pope said that despite its Catholic background and its deep religious roots, Uruguay is showing "symptoms of secularization," inmarriage. the local
Sudan Mandates Islamic Dress Code, Segregated Classes In Schools
for the Sick.
Pope Calls For New Pastoral Efforts For Uruguayan Families Pope VATICAN CITY (CNS) John Paul II called for new pastoral
KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNS) Sudan has decreed that all female students must cover all parts of their body
cluding increasing divorce and abor-
except the face and hands in line with
Vatican, PLO Intensify Dialogue In Wake Of Israeli Agreement
the Islamic dress code.
dominated government also ordered that female and male students must be taught in separate classes from their sixth year
pose," he said.
Vatican and the Palestine Liberation
tative to Israel
wake of a recent Vatican-Israeli agreement, said the Vatican's represen-
August when it balked at a government order requiring its 800 teen-
and Palestine, Archbishop Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo.
was much more regulated by
the Church with very detailed rules," the
pope said Feb. 1 7 during a meeting with
the clergy of
'Today, fasting as a requirement has been reduced to two days a year
(Ash Wednesday and Good Friday); the some-
rest is left to personal initiative, as
live is contrary to fasting."
a powerful tool in Catho-
the pope said. Jesus told his
disciples that there are
"So maybe the answer
$35 each additional night
to the spirit than
Human Rights Center, told Catholic News Service that Mexican rights activ-
That commission's work led to a Vatican-Israeli "fundamental agreement" on church-state questions, an accord that provoked mixed reaction among Palestinians, the archbishop told Vatican Radio. He said that the PLO had at first requested a permanent working commission, too. in 1992.
Overshadows Mexico Peace Talks The MEXICO CITY (CNS)
and observers from the U.S. -based Americas Watch found the dismembered skelists
rights monitoring organization
etons of the villagers in a ditch.
Canadian Bishops Express Sadness In Assisted Suicide Case OTTAWA (CNS) —The Canadian bishops expressed sadness over the doctor-aided death of Sue Rodriguez, a
handicapped Canadian woman who had
mutilated remains of three Indian elders
allegedly tortured in a rectory by Mexi-
legalize assisted suicide.
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Ms. Rodriguez and sympathized with pelling personal circumstances," the
bishops said in a statement released Feb. 14. But they added that "we could not support her request that the courts
suspend the existing law, which makes is a crime for a third party to participate
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mid-February with two-page
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Vatican Newspaper Condemns Benetton Ad As 'Image Terrorism' VATICAN CITY (CNS) The Vatican newspaper condemned as "im-
Benetton, the Italian clothing company,
hunted for the unidentified doctor
and recuperation care
who helped Mrs. Rodriguez kill herself.
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Community for prayer and liturgy during Holy Week. Arrival and departure are flexible. Small group conferences will be available to prepare for the Scriptures and liturgies of the Triduum. Spiritual directors and confessors will be available upon advance request. night
and director of the San Cristobal
Individuals and groups can join the Oratory
material things behind, to abandon
with the Vatican after Israel and the
things for themselves," the pope said.
The PLO requested more direct contacts
Community Offers Peace of Mind
according to the flesh," he said.
But they seem "more ready
chanical rules, but well-argued counsel:
counsel of almsgiving seriously.
for a superior motive, a spiritual motive,
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
Holy Week Retreat March 27 - April 3, 1994
for peace in the Balkans.
things to others than to accept a lack of
societies, Christians take the
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lack of fasting doesn't
in a suicide."
PLEASE NOTE: This year's lecture will be held at St. Anne's Church, Rock
which only prayer and fasting can overcome. People are still willing to fast, Pope John Paul said. Many people answered his call to fast Jan. 2 1 praying evil
Father Rohr lives and works at the Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico. as guests of
Action and Contemplation
Catholics have lost the meaning of Lent,
Topics: Scripture and Liberation
Pastorally and theologically that
can revive the Church practice of a Lenten fast." The Orthodox and other Eastern churches "not to mention the Muslims who have Ramadan," a month of fasting from dawn to dusk and observant Jews have maintained a stronger tradition of fasting, the pope said. "So, sometimes I think we are a little behind the others. It's not a question of Catholic ambition, but only a
approach has solid support, he said, "but I fear that the climate of the age in which
private for each Christian to
decide," he said.
The 14th Annual
will fast for this aim, for this pur-
problem of fidelity to the Lord and, above all, of the effectiveness of our efforts," he said.
peace talks between the government and the mostly indigenous rebels of the Zapatista National Liberation Army. Father Pablo Romo, a Dominican priest
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can soldiers have been discovered about 10 miles outside the village of Morelia. The discovery for the moment overshadowed expectations over delayed
Organization are intensifying dialogue
elementary school. An elite Catholic girls' school in Khartoum closed for a
Pope John Paul
"Especially those of us
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Christians Obliged To Care For Suffering, Pope Says
[JlCRS assistant country representative for Sudan, told Catholic News Service. The refugees have been forced from camps they have been occupying and are being "squeezed" into an increasingly narrow band along Sudan' s border with Uganda, he said. CRS has thousands of tons of food ready to deliver, but for now the relief effort is on hold, Venonyi said.
Pope Says Catholics Don't Pay Enough Attention To Fasting
The ad shows next to the Benetton logo the shirt and pants worn by 29-year-old Marinko Gagro when he was slain. "Faced with sights like this, one can only think that 'image terrorism' is an ever-increasing threat that knows no boundaries. Even someone who has lost his life continues to lose something: dignity and respect," said a commentary by L 'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican daily.
Bishop Willliam G. Curlin
February 25, 199'
as he tours the
Catholic Center following announcement of his appointment as bishop of Charlotte.
Photo by JO ANN
A laborer, Bishop Curlin reminds newly ordained priests to bring their vestments and chalices but not to forget their toolboxes and paint brushes as they begin their parish work, Father Potts said.
Bishop Curlin helped open 20 soup kitchens and shelters for the homeless in the nation's capital. shelter for
started the first
women there. He turned one
Bishop Curlin said he didn't choose be a bishop. He preferred his role as
Even so, the Holy Father wanted him to be a bishop. "As a pastor, my arms are open. As a bishop, my arms are wide open. I can embrace more
Bishop Curlin, who served as chair-
of Associated Catholic Charities,
has spent most of his
parish into a place for the aged, cooking
300 meals for them one day every week. He encouraged Cardinal James Hickey to open Gift of Peace, the first home in Washington for people with AIDS. As
bishop of Charlotte, the first place he wants to visit is the House of Mercy, a home for people with AIDS run by the Sisters of Mercy in Belmont. "I have great love for the poor, compassion for the sick and those who are suffering," Bishop Curlin said in an interview with The Catholic News &
talked spiritedly about seeing
Jesus in the people he meets.
a 7-year-old girl with AIDS and missing
and ear from chicken looked into a mirror and
parts of her nose
The girl became forlorn about her appearance. Bishop Curlin scooped her up in his arms and told her she was the most
BISHOP CURLIN' S PERSONAL COAT OF ARMS
Ordained a priest by Cardinal O'Boyle on May 25, 1957, his first assignment was as associate pastor at St. Gabriel Church, Washington. From 1964 to 1967, he was associate pastor in Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Washington. He then moved to St. Ann's Parish in Takoma Park, Md., as associate pastor and assistant director of vocations for men in the Archdiocese of Washington. From 1968 to 1970, he was director of the House of Formation for seminarians at The Catholic University of America, Washington. For the next 13 years, he was pastor of Old St. Mary's Church, also in Washington. While there, he directed a program for the elderly in the inner city and established Mount Carmel House for homeless women. In 1983, he was appointed pastor of Nativity Parish, Washington.
He was ordained an auxiliary bishop
of Washington by Cardinal Hickey on
Dec. 20, 1988, and appointed regional bishop of the counties of Southern Maryland.
In other appointments, Bishop
they are hungry.
Born Aug. 30, 1927 in Portsmouth, Va., Bishop Curlin is the son of the late Mary Lamont Curlin and Stephen James
Many years after Curlin' s death,
mother married Lt. Col.Âť John Whipple, who died in 1 988. Bishop Curlin has one brother, Stephen, who lives in the Washington area. Bishop Curlin attended St. John's College in Garrison, N.Y., and the bishop's
vicar of permanent
deacons from 1968 to 1981. He was vicar for Theological College, The Catholic University of America from 1974 to 1980. He was appointed chaplain to Pope Paul VI in 1970 and Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II in 1978. He received the 1984 Community Service Award from the Office of Black
Georgetown University before entering St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore.
"I have never had a day when I said wish I had chosen another vocation," Bishop Curlin said. "I love people. A priest is not supposed to be in the rectory. He is supposed to be out there in the world," to comfort the sick and feed
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beautiful child he had ever met.
One day Mother Teresa asked Bishop Curlin if he wanted to see Jesus. She led him to a man lying on palette whose body crawled with worms. "Mother held him like the Sorrowful Mother holding the suffering Christ," said Bishop Curlin. Bishop Curlin said Mother Teresa taught him "divine province." "If what you do you do for love, God will make it
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