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Catholic

News & Herald Volume 3 Number 25 • February

erving Catholics in Western North Carolina in the Diocese of Charlotte

25, 1994

Bishop William Curlin To Head Diocese Flock's Spiritual

Needs Top

Shepherd's

Of

By

List

CAROL HAZARD Associate Editor

CHARLOTTE

— The new

chief

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.

the diocese

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

Nuncio

to the

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

am one

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

Of

i

And mighty

tree

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.

Reflection Center,

loved the priests

much

I

Maggie Valley. "I so met here. There was

sharing, laughter

J.

ocesan administrator,

emMcSweeney, disaid,

"We

wel-

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

Church and

...

spiri-

In introducing Bishop Curlin to

ployees, Msgr. John

priest not interested in

love for you, with kindness

and deep

tual camaraderie."

by

come with

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

to

Lenten Reflection

of you," Bishop Curlin

Priorities

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,

who

traveled with

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

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Jatholic

News

& Herald

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

forget that,

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

what

to

do

that particular day.

On

the contrary,

it

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

Lawrence Basilica

in Asheville

1972.

at St.

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

Chris-

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.

Howze

of

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

and

we are all the people of

a committed people rich in

diversity,"

task of the

Bishop Howze said. "The Church is to preach the good

news." of neighbor to go beyond their clan,

in

said.

Christianity is like a body with

— no

many

part can say to another that

not needed, he added. There

is

a

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

though they

They are waiting for us to welcome them and put them

are outsiders or unclean.

at ease."

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

more we

are able to

move

we

enough to "The

said.

out of our-

selves to serve others, the

more

in-

experience the presence of

within ourselves."

Bishop Howze spoke the

way

the mountaintop, to see all the

of our lives. "It

is

good

to the end, to the

m tit

outcome and the meaning

for us to be here."

nidi

neet

use be I

Ddr

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.

itates

at all

Masses

weekend of Feb. 12-13 and

partici-

You

prepared

me

lie,

For the Second

The

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-

Howze

said he

Lawrence

was pleased

growing parish offering many wonderful programs such as perpetual adoration. He commended the pastor, the Rev. Carl

to see that St.

of Lent

story of

Abraham and

is

a

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.

his

son Isaac

points out to us the importance of trust in the Lord

and even the family

God him

inevitable suffering

which occurs

in

life.

to give

may not be too, will

tests the faith of

up

Abraham by asking

his beloved son.

asked

to

make such

Although families a sacrifice, they

endure times of doubt and suffering. from God, not an explanation of why

We receive

families suffer, but a belief that in

or blatant racism.

Bishop

Week

Follow the way of love

sippi."

tility

"Many

God

We Easter people need the view from the top, from

1954 and was the

well for ministry as a bishop in Missis-

tensely

lives.

principal reason for his becoming a priest

my

neighborhood, Bishop Howze cured a leper to make people realize that even those regarded as outsiders are not outside God's love, he

and

our

fill

i

integrated Catholic churches in

North Carolina

said. Jesus

is

vision for our lives also. Inexplicable suffering, loss, disappointment and

betrayal often

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,

tribe or

it

ten

a "fantastic" reception at

Christ broadened people's concept

parts

j

0.

contributions of black people dating

who

culture.

"In baptism

God

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

lifts

up our

than our

lives into a

own

meaning

some way God

that

is

deeper

understanding.

— 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

this?

this

your family closer

to the

"We honor all families

Lord? who,

in the face of

obstacles remain faithful to

Christ's

way

of love?"


"

The Catholic News

ebruary 25, 1994

Winston-Salem Olympian Builds Success On His Catholic Faith

Vietnamese Seminarian Pursues 3oyhood Dream Of Being Priest

By By

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

Catholic ,n

six children in a

Vietnamese family,

when he who would become his

net a priest

spiritual

men-

The

will visit the priest in

his mother's sister in Sicily

and

Germany. His

par-

his father's sister in

age

12,

ents are

all

was

life."

faith.

his father,

"Randy

still

in

John Jones, a parishioner at Moor Church, Win-

Benedict the

his brothers

money for their parents' care. Pham speaks of humbleness as an

send

ston-Salem.

set a

new

record not once but twice to

ready to take his advice.

indispensible condition of the priest-

handily win the

hood.

competition.

was

"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.,

it

What's more,

all

the

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

is

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

ays Pham.

The Saigon seminary was closed

Pham

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

ion.

the side push

one of the top two drivers

in the

to cheer

As always,

United

States.

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

God and

his Catholic faith."

The Jones have been cheering their son since he played Pop Warner Football at

age

9.

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.

He won

scholarships to

versity in both football

was the Blue Devils' tain.

He

football

Duke

holds the

Duke Unitrack. He

and

team cap-

kickoff return

record and was recognized in 1990 as

Most Valuable Performer. In 1988 and 1992, he was the track and field Most Valuable Perfomer.

the

"Randy is not a very emotional per"He takes

son," said the elder Jones.

Jones' four-man team

won

the

If the

everything in

was excited

stride,

(to

be

but

in the

could tell he Olympics)."

I

Pope Opposes Family Rights For Gay Couples

did not

ause he had a brother

trial in

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.

Monday

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

this past

the elder Jones said he intends to remind

seminary and,

975, the year of the Fall of Saigon, and

lind

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

But

lecretly

Pham

father.

that

who cares for their parents,

at

on,

But

disbelief to a

Norway

for their son and his team.

attend minor

Pham to

Pham

"From then

Jones never considered bobsled rac-

St.

aged

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,

priest encour-

THANG PHAM

May, he departs for a three-

trip in

1956. for

ing.

In early

month

Rome,

tor.

mechanical engineering had set on working for Ford Motor

Co.

Hispanic/Vietnamese

Center.

Pham was

impressionable 7-year-old

The 1992 Duke University gradu-

star.

his sights

in the

team succeeds in Lillehammer, it will be the first American team to win an Olympic medal in bobsledding since

left his

glory days behind as a track and football

uptown library. He helps with the Vietnamese Ministry and sings

var's midst.

The youngest of

Associate Editor

of Consolation Church, Charlotte, and

works

CAROL HAZARD

Randy Jones thought he'd

ate in

Mocese of Charlotte would already be a »riest if his country had not been in

& Hevau

VATICAN CITY

(CNS)

— Pope

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.

is

not

composed of two men or two women. The Church opposes all discrimination against homosexuals, he said.

But

giving same-sex couples legal status as

would "legitimize a moral dishe said at his weekly Angelus

a family order,"

blessing Feb. 20.

The pope

castigated the European

Parliament for passing a nonbinding resolution that called for granting ho-

mosexual couples the same heterosexual couples

rights as

specifically in

the areas of adoption, housing and pensions.

to God' s plan,

"It

encouraging human weak-

was an

in individual countries.

effort to indicate to the

inhabitants of our continent moral evil

deviation, a

way of

form of slavery

liberation.

A true

family

is

as a

not

to considering a vocation

He emphasized

Contact Father Frank O'Rourke, Vocation Director 1621 Dilworth Rd. East Charlotte, N.C. 28203 (704) 334-2283

European

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

tie

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.

"On

this point the

Y

Christ forgave the

ment to the Church and the community in which we live'.' Msgr. John

J.

McSweeney

Catholic Diocese of (or percent of estate) for its religious, educational

charitable works.

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,

NC

her,

"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

in

attitude

woman and saved her

from stoning, but told no more.'"

"/ leave to the

and

is

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:

Charlotte the

Church

homosexual practice," he said. He compared the Church's

to the priesthood

in the Diocese of Charlotte.

that the

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.

"Go and

sin


4 The Catholic News

& Herald

February 25, 1994

Pro-Life Corner

m

M Formerly known as Girls Clubs of America, Girls Incorporated has official positions endorsing a full range of reproductive health services for girls, including "age appropriate sexuality education." "Without recommending or endorsing abortion, Girls Incorporated supports a woman's freedom of choice, a constitutional right established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 in Roe vs. Wade." (Girls Inc., Resolution XIII, Sexuality, and Resolution XIV, Reproductive Freedom, received by A.L.L. 1/5/94)

Xr,..

Editorial The Wait

Is

Over

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.

Begley.

Bishop Curlin's

priestly ministry has

been mainly

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."

another as

we work together to

build His

kingdom of

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

the road.

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

welcome him

in

both capacities.

Diocese of Charlotte

Christians Called To Conversion During Lent VATICAN CITY

(CNS)

— During Lent Chris-

tians are called to conversion, to turn

II

said

away from the sin Pope John Paul

worry," he said. "These are the

make

fruits

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

Queen of

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

who

enter through

The broad

gate,

he

that leads to destruction, it

are

and

many."

said, "is the gate

of moral

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."

"We

cpa]

is

the time to review one's life and conduct,

February 25, 1994

Volume

3,

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

c

Number 25

written to families will help in their preparations fo Easter.

The

letter is

expected to be published in lab

February.

Pope

Tells Seminarians

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

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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

TV,'

on Ash Wednesday.

"Certain sad current events

Lent

>—

POPE JOHN PAUL II

that gives rise to conflict in the world,

participate in the sacraments

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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

for

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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

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true that sin exists in the

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Building Many Catholics these days are feelmore and more

g

distressed about the

of the Church. The reasons vary disturbing bank scandals in the

ite

3m

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.

we

The downward trend sugnew remedies. I think

a need for

sts

Holy Spirit is tell us something, and hink what He is telling us will have

e

r-reaching effects.

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

your

challenges

all

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

you

when people

tell

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

the

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

women

g of the clergy

is

priests, or a

mar-

kind of restructur-

window

dressing;

it

not solve the basic problem. After

many Protestant churches have had omen priests and a married clergy for ,

ated.

of responsibility.

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

our faith

tell

them. For instance,

Where will the courage to do this come from? The average Catholic needs

we

id clergy, but this

ill

One Candle

should downsize the

say

langes, like

mothers.

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-

Handle

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

it's

not good for either of you to be

constantly fighting each other. rules

and

Crosswinds

Keep the

limits as simple as possible. If

there are things she shouldn't play with,

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Another book, SOS! Help for Parents is filled with research-tested behav-

always saying, "No!" important

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When

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involved, be firm about

ior

management

strategies that

work

If you continue to have problems, your pediatrician or a counselor may be

able to help.

Dr. Shuping

to

is

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

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private practice as a psychiatrist in

Charismatic Renewal Services, 1-800-

tions.

setting limits

How Sad

I

M DC

Pope

the laity has begun. In

ructure.

Light

made

her words, the responsibility for build-

Some

1

If

keep the faith alive we must find new and convincing ways to pass are to

generation.

gular basis.

1

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

enough.

bstantially

5

Up The Church

Mass attendance in the U.S. is down

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The Church?

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brooded a

I

little

when

he Chicago Archdiocese

I

heard that

is

consider-

g putting laypeople in charge of some because of a priest shortage."

Irishes

my mood

changed as I thought more. First, however, I remembered servg Mass at Resurrection Parish in Chi-

at

>out

it

go, which had

1

id pride.

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

lling

The number of seminarians

contin-

drop little by little, causing some observe that nibbles have become a

[s

g

to

bite.

Forty percent of U.S. dioceses ive f

grow

now

one or more parishes administered

someone other than

a priest.

Court cases against priests continue

in

FATHER EUGENE HEMRICK

number.

Dioceses that once enjoyed outstanding financial support are

ways

now studying Many dio-

to avoid bankruptcy.

ceses financially troubled dioceses are cutting programs,

ering morale

which

in turn is

among Church

low-

The Human Side

ministers

and others.

A fairly good number of sisters and

0 priests. Masses over-

awed, devotions abounded and there as a wonderful sense of parish unity I

to

no longer work together as well once did. Fighting between liberals and conservatives sometimes becomes as intense as the war in the former

priests

as they

service this

Yugoslavia.

Numerous Catholic universities are

is

taking,

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

late

academic freedom.

Anyone who

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

it

is

many

in

gangs or on

drugs.

goes on despite

upset about the possibility that requir-

ways

might otherwise end up

Parishes are designing programs to better

welcome and serve the diverse whose presence in soci-

cultural groups

thriving.

For example, some parishes have homes for the aged or have created innovative lay-ministry programs that

ety

is

expanding.

And

dull liturgical

built

celebrations that once reflected only

serve the sick, the divorced, separated,

one culture are now coming to communities adapt and adjust needs of multiculturalism.

singles

and those who have

left

the

Church.

Numerous Catholic schools are models of how to educate youth who

life

as

to the

Parishes are much more efficient from a financial point of view thanks to growing lay participation.

See

Human, Page 6


& Herald

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 course,

is,

and

of this kind of marriage as

stability

of any other. Therefore, whatever programs, Engaged Couples Encounters, pre-marriage

Question Box

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

A

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

fornia)

In

for that marriage to be valid in the

parish, possibly several times. Pursuing

Catholic Church.

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

it is

vital for the

couple

belongs" (1993 Vatican Directory on

Ecumenism, No.

Catholic's parish priest to begin the needed preparatory programs. And talk

149).

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

ties to

example, with such a dispensation is as valid a Catholic marriage as one per-

rooted, needs to be understood, reflected

tial

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."

same address.)

So be sure they take two actions as quickly as possible. Talk to the

Service

This

is

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.

And

details of the

wedding ceremony.

especially

not necessary for a priest to be

as pos-

and for the unity

that end,

of their marriage, "both parties should

more about

present at such a wedding, though he

learn

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.

ecclesial

To

help them live the Christian in-

heritance they have in

when that difference is deeply

Toward

Christians.

not only about the

A difference of religious traditions,

church. It is

is set.

You

reminded

new ways to new roles

community

to

they

fulfill,

and they're helping each

other cope with and respond to the changing priesthood statistics.

More

priests

are continuing their education.

The Church has

restructured

its

screening procedures to better ensure

who

the suitability of those

serve

it

as

A

Church, like society, is being shaken up. But by no means has the Church to self-pity

Rather, the pressures

it

Church

closer look into

life re-

veals that we're in an age of unique

innovation, responding to current needs

and defeat.

experiences are

serving as a catalyst for the Church,

moving communities

ministers.

exist.

step back and study this

we also see that society at large is undergoing great changes. In many ways the

been reduced

to

that

Copyright © 1994 by Catholic News

which he or she

with services that once did not

When we

harmony and

their partner's reli-

Human (From Page 5) Priests are devising

the

that prayer together is essen-

for their spiritual

Notebook

give each other support in the

common,

directory continues, "they should be

to discover

how

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

city.

The Serbs

still

who or what can enter

or leave the city.

The people of the

bit

still

day.

control the

roads and decide

may

Tuesday afternoon, was uncertain whether we wouli print on Wednesday as usual or on Thursthis writing late

not have to duck shells every

In

city

more

but they sure aren't eating very well.

And

those who want to leave, even for needed medical treatment, have to trust the tender mercy of the Serbs in order to get out.

Even

much

tion,

as the

one,

Because the appointment of Bishop Curlin was announced on Tuesday, our

ASHEVILLE

News & Herald

was

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in a local health care center.

in Chelsea, Mass., she

She

was

St.

Genevieve.

it.

As of

OF A HERMIT. ROGER RECALLED HIM, AND APPOINTED HIM BI5H0P OF GIRGENTI. GERLANP SPENT THE REST OF HIS LIFE LIFE

SISTER ELIZABETH TERESA

LANDRY

Hall School for Boys, Asheville.

St.

and save

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

surer of

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THEIR ECCLESIASTICAL AFFAIRS, BUT P/SlLLUSIONEP BV THE IMMORALITY OF HIS

Immaculata

She served as superior at St. Peter Convent, Waltham; Immaculata Convent, Hendersonville; St. James Convent, Arlington; and St. Genevieve-ofthe-Pines. For two years prior to her retirement in 1990 she served as trea-

We're sure you'll want to watch foi

be

KNIGHTS WHO RECflPTUREP SICILY FROM THE ARABS. THEY ENTRUSTED HIM WITH

Sister Elizabeth's teaching assign-

Waltham;

one will be even

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

ments included

later than usual.

this

AT

educated by the Religious of Christian

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will

we hope

fhe 4* GERLAND WAS BORN ST GERUND BESANCON, BURGUNDY HE WAS RELATED

87.

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com

saints

Sister Elizabeth

Teresa Landry, a member of the Religious of Christian Education at St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines Convent, died Feb.

are planning a special

better.

receiving this issue of The Catholic

Sister Elizabeth Teresa Landry

we

Donoghue left to become archbishop oi Atlanta. With what we learned from thai

Service

some of you

be reading

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,

you'll

in

bishop. In connection with the installa-

the city's Serbian resi-

dents are suffering just as

coming weeks,

our pages about plans for the installation of Bishop Curlin as our thirc

little

She is survived by one Helen Gaddis of Waltham.

sister,

Mrs.

A Mass of Christian Burial Feb. 4 at St.

Lawrence Basilica

followed by burial

Cemetery.

at

in Asheville was Lewis Memorial

REBUILDING ANP REVITALIZING HIS SEE. HE PIED AROUND THE VEAR HIS FEAST FEB. 25.

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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-

their talent?

talent to his college in

and

Such timely

are the

heady

— concerns of

— and very

director Wil-

liam Friedkin's sports drama. Us-

bribes,

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

tine

illegal

Bell (Nick Nolte) concludes that is

the only

way he can be

sure to

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table as the dirty deals are

desperately needs to produce a

out.

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

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4,429 Years Of Dioc Recently, the Diocese of Charlotte took two Sundays Catholic Conference Center â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and in Charlotte, at St. Ga,

pins.

"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.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

for service to the diocese. "As a community offaith, we must remember, these are not jity Jesus Christ alive. Mary Jo Luce) Patricia

McDonak

Diane McLaughlir Jean McLennar

Carol Meyerrieck'

Debbie

Mill:

Mary Ann Osmor Aileen Poll

Theresa Power: Georgette Schraede

Carole Schwarzer

Teresa Siblej

Lynn Steer Thomas Taafft Thirty six-year employee,

Ann Hoover,

parish in Charlotte with Msgr. John

J.

secretary at St.

Karen Tayloi

Ann

Sister LaretU

McSweeney.

Williams,

RS

Mary No Woodend, CL

Sister

5 Years

6 Years

Diane Alexander

Marisa Alvarez

Sister

Marian Arroyo,

RSM

Barbara Backmeyer

Robert Belcher Bernadette Bourne

Sue Banks Martha Baxley

Marcy Boyer

Jean Marie

Sister

Kathy Boyle, SSJ

8 Yea

Janet Armstrong

Mary Bachand

Beckman

Linda Averj

Janet Berry

Sharon Broxtermai

Nancy

Sharon Cable

Roger Berry

Cathy Sienkiewicz

Sam Bolden

Sister Joan Suberati,

Caveny Ellen Chase Joan Conrad

Patricia Bradin

Kathleen Sturm

Joyce Breland

Mary Ann

Crover

Joyce Carroll

Cathy Tilley

Carolyn Distefano

Diane Durica

Cathy Druckenbrod

Amelia Edmond

Sue Tracy Smith Turner, IV

Emory

Brown

Carol

Chiarelj

Susan Corai:

John Camerlengo

Julie

Theresa Bookou

Virginia Beiles

Susan Brown

Elizabeth

Nell Bakei

Madelyn Sullivan and Aloha Linhares, Chancery office secretaries, pictured with Msgr. Joseph Kerin and Msgr. McSweeney.

Iris

Joanne Evani

SSJ

Jim Gosi Eunice

Guk

Jim Kelle)

Sullivan

Tiearney

Ruth Kraushaai Herb Lachnei Carol Londoij Carla McGuirt

Vicki Neumanij

Paul Ehrenberg

Virginia Versteegen

Elizabeth Fair

Katie Elsasser

Karen Parson

Patricia Foster

Margaret Fleming

Luz Vickers Lydia Wenning

Patricia Geisler

Trish Formichella

Darlene Whitaker

Jane Schneblt

Wanda Gibson

Joan Frazer

Rebecca

Barbara Grisinger

Wanda

Louise Huffman

Robert Gately

7 Years

Eugenia Ivy

Sue Geraghty

Gena Jemsek

Franklin Gunnells

Abondolo Judith Akins

Sally Kirk

Lynette Harris

Julia Bedritzsky

Susan Krasniewski

Ethel Jenkins

Rita Bernacchi

Marie Lacaria

Janice Johnson

Janice

Elizabeth

Janette Keplinger

Sandra Breakfield

Sister

Evalina

McGeorge Judith McKenna, CSC

Sue Scalcioni

Wood

Arlene

John Michael Thompsor

employee of

Marti Burnoski Bertie Joe Burtnett

Angela Montague

Kae Mattingly

Gerard Carter

Maggi Nadol

Francis McGrail

Kathleen Cylkowski

Roberta Palombit

Bill

Marilyn Riehle

Susan

Marcy Rothe Margaret Schram

Sharon Mease

Merle Downs

Debbie Miller

Susan Seufert

Johanna

Mary Dunn Gay Edwards

Sue Sheets Joann Soporowski

Sister

Beth Springett

Anthony O'Meara

Jacqueline Ferry

Mary Ann Studenberg

Sheryl Peyton

Carol Flynt

Suzanne Taylor

Mary Ann Poli Anne Price

Miriam

Deborah Robinson Paula Robinson

Marie Hall

Bonnie Vess Michael Vien

Kathleen Sanders

Carol Hofschulz

Cynthia Voyles

Kim

Charlotte

Karen Templeman Loretta Tracey

Helene Nagle, SSJ

Virginia Noble

Schick

Tina Walters

Betty

Marylou Weekley

Elizabeth

Mary

Paulette

Erin tie

White

Williams

Lynn Scholtz

Shaw

Shemelya Arlyn Sherwood

Waugh,

Iris

Bosman

Marilyn Krug

Mims

Webbeil

Cheryl Williams)

Judy Wilsor

Jane Kester

McManus

Donna

Patricia

Sheilah Miller

McKinny

Sullivai]

Charlene Thomas

Garrett

St.

a 20-year Lawrence in

Sister

Mona

Sister Barbara

Sharon Davis

pr

Worley,

SS.

Marty Wray

Asheville.

Catherine Dillon

Wingert, OS!

M

m-

i

""Ul

Sister Beverly

Eichler,

OSF

Frail

Marie Givner Sister Carol

Hoban,

SC

I SL

Holman

William Rainey,

'

Jr.

Barb King Marijane Lanwehr Glain Lewis

Msgr.

McSweeney

greets Dennis Allen, from Bisho)

McGuinness High School

in

Winston Salem.


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ibruary 25, 1994

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an Service Honored â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Jim McCullough

at the In ceremonies in Hickory iocesan employees. service received recongnition and employees certificates ed

Patricia

Sister

iweeney, diocesan administrator. veeney, said to a group of 50 at the Catholic Conference Center

20 Years Dennis Allen

Thelma Cuthbertson

viduals with five to 40 years of employment received recognition

"We're working

to bring the

RSM

Gabriel Tindal

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Msgr. McSweeney.

Carolyn

McWatters,

when In 1972 e able to recall a truly mission diocese. 95,000. number Catholic. Today, that exceeds as lentified

lid

Murphy

Louise Musselman

Carolyn Hildebrand

Mary Lou

message of

Hildreth

Beverly Lenk

Aloha Linhares

9 Years

Sister Eileen

McLoughlin,

Mrs. Michael

Sarah Allen

MSBT

McManus

Sister

Sandra McMonagle

Sandra Arend

Delores Moshier

Barbara Brown

Gypsy Nelson

Barbara Carter

Christine

Molly Farrington

Rose Marie Gaeto

Joyce Price

Jane Kaufman

Leath

Jean Lawrence Sister Jean Linder,

OSF

Rowe

Marion Scherger Debbie Stathakis Catherine Tepper Arva Thomas

Gail McCaslin Patricia Miller

Maureen Nicholls

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

Trish Stewart

Myra Carpenter

Mary Szura Mary Tait Cassandra Thompson Carol Thummel Lucy Ulmer

Mary Catherine Connolly Wilma Crates Martha Cushman Pat Driver

Robert French

Gail Hunt Violette

Mary

Grace Gignac

Willmanns, SSJ

Gerry Hagarty

Nancy Hoffman Mona Horan Kathleen Hoyle

Lena Johnson Janice Kolb Sister Geri

Rogers

Shirley Russell Phyllis

Whitehead

OSF

Elaine Michaels

James Oddo Sister Jane

14 Years

Schmenk, OSF Martha Setzer Agnes Tomkins

Marilyn Armstrong

Lynn Armstrong Barbara Bazluki

Iris

Waugh

Carol Belle

21 Years

Eunice Bircher

Ruth Cloos

Kathryn Claiborne

Dunn

Rachel

Anthony DiDonata Helen Ruolo Nancy Wood

Kathy Foushee Bertie Berry

Roberta

McKinnon,

Newman

Maureen Patti Roger Patton

Martha Fisher

Sister

Lorraine Malphurs

Diane Kloiber

Mary Leva

22 Years SC Mary Ann Palumbo

Georgia Manikas

Mary Lou Marston Michele Moore

Sister Loretto

Corinne Olson

Marie

Sister Paulette Williams,

RSM

Pruitt

23 Years

JoAnn Rich Charlene Roof

Joanna Case Grace Crovi

15 Years

Carol Ganly

Mattie Killian, a 17-year employee serving Living

Randy Belk Miriam Chouteau Ellie

John Meehan,

Waters

in

Gerry Healy

Maggie Valley.

Walter Przygocki

Fagan

Sister Anita Sheerin,

RSM

Sister

Mary

Robert Williams,

RSM

Annie Belle Grant Kathy Healy

Theo Johnson Joan Kramer Sister Mary John Madden,

24 Years

RSM

Anita O'Dell

Jane Marie Malmfelt

12 Years

Harry Owensby

Jean Davis

Elizabeth Saunders

Harriet Davis

Frances Schweiber

Edger Dawson

25 Years OSF

Roberta Hutchcraft,

Helen Keiger

Peggy Theim

RSM

26 Years

Barbara Douglas

Sister Josephine

Patsy Edminston

Helene Wyatt

Dorothy Reuss

16 Years Combs Carol Dawson

Jane Keifer

Marie Thomas,

Mary Herr Luther Hurlocker

Bea Lamb Cathy Melvin

Mug Munoz

Timothy Warren, RSM, Msgr. McSweeney and Father Tiomas Walsh of Holy Family parish in Clemmons.

Sister Jeanne

Lorraine Phillip

Sister

Jessica Small

Dottie Tippett

Mickey Wiggins

Susan Banks

Monica Perez, Madelyn Sullivan ,

Eugenia Beall

Helen Buening Robin Chandler Patsy Conrad

Sister Patricia Dolan,

RCE

Patricia

Betty Jo Dengler

Carol Eastwood

DeWar,

RSM

Luke Garrison Annette Guggino Bernice Hager Sonia Hayden Sister Gretchen Hermanny,

Mary Timothy Warren,

Dutcher

Richard Eklund Bernadette Gibson

Linda Kennedy Patti

Lanier

Gail Mintz

RSM

Lorraine

31 Years

17 Years

34 Years

Nancy Campbell Kenneth Hazen Elaine Hoover Julius

Linda Pahutski

36 Years Ann Hoover

Lewis

Dolores Morris

40 Years 18 Years

Raymond Guice

Emily Baldwin Nancy Fahy Sylvia Grohs Patricia

Helene Sheely Shirley

Thomas

Photos by

Joann Keane

Helen Rasmussen

19 Years

Ann

Elizabeth Thurbee

Michael Browne Sister Carolyn

Sterling Watts

Emma

r

Oddo

Lorraine Swenson

Sister

41 Years Geneva Moran

Hoodmaker

Nicole Rothe

Barbara Kenley Kline

Yondura, SSJ

RSM

RSM Ofelia Alvarez

Gladys Howell Betty

Sister

Carolyn Bergman

Jean Degnan

Dorothy Lyndon Gail McLaughlin

RSM

Mattie Killian

13 Years

Marilyn Bittleman

Sister Jacqueline

Marie Kienast,

Mary Lou Roche

Dan Spainhour

10 Years

29 Years

Belinda Hawley

Patricia O'Neill

Cira Ponce Sister

28 Years

Jane

Mary

Coll,

RSM

Katherine Ford from Queen of the Apostles in

Belmont with Msgr. McSweeney.


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News

& Herald

February 25, 1994

People Cardinal Cordiero Dies After

Long

Of Pakistan

Relief Services kicked off

In

17th an-

its

Bowl program of prayer, fasting and almsgiving on Ash Wednesday, Feb. nual family-based Operation Rice

Illness

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

16.

leading voice on international church issues, died Feb.

families to fast for one meal each week,

at

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

money

the College of Cardinals with 102

mem-

bers under the age of 80 and therefore

CRS,

used within the family's parish to help the poor locally.

unusual plea from a noncitizen to the

deavor."

is

gold medal in the 1994

take stronger action to end the conflict

NEW

Winter Olympics, but back at his parish in Alaska he' s remembered as a nice guy

in the

former Yugoslavia. Asked

if this

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

when human

the case of a

New

Jersey

life

begins. In

man who

French Cardinal Dies When Train Smashes Into Car

TOULOUSE,

France (CNS)

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

New

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

WASHINGTON

(CNS)

The

human

and

rights

"in extreme poverty."

The chaplains Gulf

cited the U.S.-led Persian

War

against Iraq and the United Nations

U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic

has

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-

made

mally

at the

time of the accident.

earlier

many of

the points

by representatives of the

Memphis

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

school.

A religion professor at La Salle is

also

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

VATICAN CITY

Cardinal's Aide Urges End To Public Criticism Of Vatican Documents

LONDON

vention in Bosnia-Herzegovina must

for a

ing regimen.

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

lic

has

Family-Based Operation Rice Bowl Program Begins 17th Year BALTIMORE (CNS) Catholic

(CNS)

In or-

"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.

He

succeeds Christian Brother

Stanislaus Sobczyk,

who was

interim

president after Christian Brother

Theodore Drahmann

left to

become

Brothers Conference.

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COMING MARCH Readings for the

to

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Policy, reiterated

into his car Feb. 16 in south-

parish teens despite his rigorous train-

to

tion" to protect

Villefranche-de-Rouergue when his auto

a train

der to be effective, international inter-

way

lains supported "humanitarian interven-

H. Ricard of Baltimore, chairman of the

when

be helpful to

his

in-

ternational meeting of military chap-

(CNS) An aide to Cardinal John J. O'Connor has called

gone out of

— An

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

1960s, died

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

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tian Brothers University in

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ine.

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VATICAN CITY (CNS)

President Chosen For Christian Brothers University MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CNS) Chris-

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who helps the parish' s teens. "He' s genu-

Intervention

Committee on Labor and Human Resources Feb. 8, Auxiliary Bishop John

figure in the French Church in the turbu-

TOMMY MOE

Chaplans Back 'Humanitarian'

has

Clinton administration's health care re-

Moe

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

First

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

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accept the

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

States'

"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.

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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

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mwiiquemorwj Guias Para La Cuaresma 1.

Los catolicos deben observar

este tiempo especial de

Cuaresma son

oracion, penitencia y obras de caridad. 2 El Miercoles de Ceniza y el Viernes Santo, en particular, son los dfas

mas importantes del ano liturgico. Son dfas de ayuno y abstinencia. de Cuaresma son dfas de abstinencia. El ayuno pide que se tome una sola buena comida al dfa o dos pequehas

penitenciales

Todos 3

los viernes

comidas suficientes para mantenerse fuerte, pero que juntas no equivalgan a otra comida entera. Comer entre comidas rompe el ayuno, mas sf se pueden tomar lfquidos. Esta regla del ayuno obliga a todos los catolicos de 1 8 anos de edad hasta los 59.

Angelica Anaya canta en

Aquf aparece con

el

coro hispano de San Patricio y sobresale por su hermosa voz.

su hija Angie detras, en el salon de la casa de retires de

Maggie Valley.

Entrevista Por

RAFAEL TORRES MORA*

Un dfa converso con Angelica Anaya acerca de su matrimonio con

Tony y

lo

me contaba informalmente me parecfa como si el romanticismo de esta que

ella

historia hubiese sido totalmente planeado

en

el cielo.

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

1 1

los siguientes

Antonio Anaya, natural del Peru, toca guitarra y dirige el ministerio de la

en

las liturgias

que celebra

el Presbftero

los

domingos a

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

Senor.

de

Valley durante un retiro espiritual,

al

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

la

Misa.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

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,

ecumenico,

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.

del

1

8 al 25 de enero

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

la

Semana de

domingo pasado, "estamos llamados

a redescubrir la exigencia de la unidad de la Iglesia como familia de Dios". El

los

impedimentos

solver, el dialago incesante y sincero.

Y,

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

para

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

gentium,

Nota: Estando

listos

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

domingos durante

Estamos celebrando estos dfas

la tarde.

talentos musicales.

*

Esta entrevista tuvo lugar en Maggie

Cuaresma.

Un Solo Corazon Y Una Sola Alma del

talento musical.

tarde.

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

las siete

edad.

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

mas

se incorpora dentro de la liturgia de

la

musica

Lima cuando los dos tenfan siete anos de Desde aquel momento sintieron que el otro y despues de un

RICA

(Estas guias provienen de la Cancilleria)

Aurelio Ferrin en la catedral de San Patricio,

eran lo una para

El catecumenado

El rito de election se celebra el primer domingo. Los escrutinios tienen lugar en

habfa sido su amiguito de juegos en

es

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.

1).

(L'Osservatore Romano, edicion semanal en lengua espanola, 21 de enero

de 1994)

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.

in the

homes

will


The Catholic News

'ebruary 25, 1994

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Vietnamese Catholic Ministry

Faithfulness TONG

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

bird.

a

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

It

would

be

wonderful to be able to fly in the sky and forget

all

pains of

the life

below pain such as illness, loss and disappointment, pain of

seeing

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

mortality.

everyone

We

in

are exactly the

same

helpless and broken.

One day

her strength gave out and she

was turned

into a stone slab to

remind

the people of her tremendous faith and

determination. That

why we

is

say "as

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

by inch

one day

until

go on dying inch

we

turn into the

A

block of ice was caused by drops of water year in and year out. So, pain and suffering day in cross of our Lord.

as

How-

— hope

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

to rise

up and fly

in

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-

Handmaids

tuyet doi,

Moi

toi

them nhieu

td

the bayjihd loai

bay bong

khong

the bay, vi loai

trdi

tuong mdi

la nda.

Doi loc

t6i

ti?

vi sao

chim cd su trung thanh

trung tha nh cho chung canh bay." Tu tifong tren g6i

sii

Tong

(c)

High

with Binh

An

and Hang

(1)

in their

hoi

minh

tai

sao

lai

toi

khong

cao va quen het nhung phien

mu$n cua cuoc

ddi:

nao benh

roi

cong dong Vietnam chung

toi

da miing Tet.

da co nhac canh mang nhieu y nghia cua mua chay va qui vi ban doc.

©6

la

cau truyen "Hon

muon chia se voi

toi

Vong Phu." huf.

Na"hg khuyen

chong

ra tran de giri gin

khong muBn lo lang

non song. Ngifdi chong

rat bin rin

va phan van,

ra di nhiing ngifdi

cho con

cho*

chong

trrj

khuyen khich va hua

vo

Ve. NgriJi

chong lahg

le len

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

nguVri

du'dc nhac

Khong ngoai trif al, vi giao

vfu

sau

ma da diidc menh danh

su diet choc nay van rinh rap moi ngay, vi the chung ta nhiing

cong giao da

nhd moi

lan khi

chung

ta

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

so*

moi nguoi giohg nhau ngifdi tin

vao chua

se diidc vifdn

ta tin

nhu* loai

het: chi

thi rat

mau qua chong het, chung ta ca^ri thay

co yeu hen va do vd. Nhimg nguoc lai, nhifng

khac biet trong luc nay

vi

ho co hy vong.

Hy vong

day va bay nhay trong tif do bdi vi tin vao tinh thtfdng cua chua,

nglti thifdng tdi

chung

sang cua cai

chet va ngai da hua se nang

ta

day trong ngay sau het "neu"

vao quyen nang ngai. Vang dung vay, chung

chim

Jaa.

mrji nga<| Vi the

ta

c6 the bay difdc

Quyen bay va quyen chet dang 8 trong tarn tay chung ta

co ddc

tin la

co c^nh.

chung thuy

du"dng vi bon

nif

6m

con nhin

Moi khi chieu ve ngdf3i ta thay bong nang trai dam tren dong

chrj

ngay

trd

ve cua chaiig cho

toi

khi nang kiet sue. Trd nen

gan cung tue'nguy^t de nhacnhrJcho ddi mot dub

Va chung

ta

tin

quyet

mot tarn da

thi

va kien

tri.

liet

goi kien tr? nhi? da la vay!

Cung nhu nang, neu chung ngay ca khi chung

ta

doi di^n

ta co'difc tin c'/iung ta se

vc?i tha^n

chet.

khong

bi

Nhin vao thai du#ng

la

huy

diet

matj^i

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

se

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.

at

Mot nhom cac em

Huyen thoai li/u lai rang ngay xda co mot ngiidi thuc

trong

chim no? Toi hinh dung hanh phuc biet bao khi minh co the

cac cong dong nhoh loai v.v.

"ao dai" costumes

Point.

director of the Vietnamese Apostolate for the Diocese of Charlotte.

J.M Barrie trong cuon truyen "Con Chim Trang" da viet: "Ly do ta

Sister Cecilia

the Tet celebration Feb. 6 in

Trung Thanh

chim bay dUdc, con chung

Vietnamese

Tet, the

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.

tifng

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

tin

thap

tii

do

nife"c

ngay nay qua ngay khac

se dtfclc cau tao chut se trd

Mot tang

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

dfjc

hat lua chi khi nao chet di

..."

Gibran. Nhu\ig rang:

"mot

ldi

dao hdn nua khi ngai qua quyet


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Catholic

News

& Herald

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

St.

Patrick at the cathedral on

An

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,

March

19.

11 a.m.

For reservations, contact your parish senior citizens' group or call the cathedral at (704) 334-2283.

ing accepted for the highest honor pre-

The

scouting.

St.

George Award for

CHARLOTTE

— Volunteer

posi-

and Peace Ministry working with the diocesan coordinator to promote parish sotions are available in the Justice

scouting by an adult will be awarded

at

Camporee on May 1. To nominate someone, call Frank Thompthe Catholic

son in Charlotte

at

George Waddell

in

(704) 359-5208 or

Morganton

at

(704)

437-8049.

These positions are currently volunteer, with potential for part-time

sti-

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.

sion

Learn To Meditate

— —

HICKORY — Nominations are be-

for the junior/senior religious

who

is

Speakers are Vivian Reichart

and reservations.

CLEMMONS — Holy Family Par-

Dan

Redemptorist Father Peter E. Sousa, Benedictine Father Placid Solari and Mercy Sister Carolyn McWatters.

5208 for information.

Lenten Meditations

Secular Franciscan Inquiry Sessions

Camporee Meeting

And

Deacon

representing the lay ministry;

Carl, permanent diaconate; Father Frank O'Rourke, vocation director;

MOORES VILLE — The sufferings

ish is offering a

CHARLOTTE

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

Idlewild Rd.

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

Good

Friday, April

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

how

to bring the light of

God

into the

hurting areas of their lives and gain

1

at 3 p.m., outside

the church, weather permitting.

sions at St. John Neumann Church, 845 1

A

$10 donation

is

suggested and will include lunch. For reservations, call Franciscan Sister Patrice McCabe, (919) 722-0028.

Monthly Adoration

THOMASVILLE

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,

Training I

Our Lady of Grace, Greeneboro 10

am - 4 pm

Timothy VJarren, (704) 334-1505

Sr.

— Our Lady of

RSM

The

Lenten Services

BELMONT

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

SALISBURY

— Classes

are taught

the second Friday of the month,

by

appointment only. For reservations or information, call Maria Perkins at (704) 633-9551

(704) 362-2705.

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

the third

7:30 p.m.

at the

the

month

it

at

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

GREENSBORO Greensboro

will offer a

Hospice at program on

FOUR GREAT NAMES to

KNOW

on Feb. 28, March March 14 from 6:45 p.m.-9 p.m.

grief support training

at First

Presbyterian Church in the Vir-

MITSUBISHI

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taught skills to help others deal with grief, loss

Cost

is

and other major life changes.

MITSUBISHI

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10

am - 4 pm

v

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Christian Morality, Session

Max-

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7 and Feb.

St.

Carolina Council of Churches will sponsor a conference March 18-19 at Christ

tionship with God.

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The

imilian Kolbe Fraternity of the Seculai

Violence

inner strength through a stronger rela-

Upcoming

of Christ will be remembered through

Faith

a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Participants will learn

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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-

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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-

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World and National Briefs Sudanese Offensive Disrupts Effort, Official Says

CRS

WASHINGTON

lanj

The

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,

OB

J

(CNS)

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.

lics

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.

1 1

,

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

1

the second annual celebration of the

World Day

Pheonix Abortion Clinic No-Speech Zone Ruled Unconstitutional

A

judge has tossed out a Phoenix law that created a "bubble zone" at abortion clinics to restrict

could

testers

how get.

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."

predomi-

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

federal

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.

tion.

The Muslim-

VATICAN CITY

dominated government also ordered that female and male students must be taught in separate classes from their sixth year

we

pose," he said.

(CNS)

— The

Vatican and the Palestine Liberation

older,

in the

week

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.

last

are

that this

was much more regulated by

issue once

the Church with very detailed rules," the

pope said Feb. 1 7 during a meeting with

Rome.

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

more

March

9:30 a.m.

-

he

live is contrary to fasting."

Fasting

is

a powerful tool in Catho-

the pope said. Jesus told his

lic tradition,

some

disciples that there are

"So maybe the answer

isn't

me-

$35 each additional night

I

means

them

to live

more according

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.

Alleged Torture

Of Civilians

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

become famous

allegedly tortured in a rectory by Mexi-

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in

mid-February with two-page

color spreads in newspapers and on bill-

nursing

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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,

guaranteed.

Your

statement,

hunted for the unidentified doctor

began

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admission

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St.,

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"To

material things behind, to abandon

with the Vatican after Israel and the

$40

things for themselves," the pope said.

The PLO requested more direct contacts

Community Offers Peace of Mind

CO.

to give

according to the flesh," he said.

4:00 p.m.

Valtierra,

But they seem "more ready

chanical rules, but well-argued counsel:

Hill, S.C.

David

Lenten

counsel of almsgiving seriously.

for a superior motive, a spiritual motive,

Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

Holy Week Retreat March 27 - April 3, 1994

more consumerist

for peace in the Balkans.

,

1994

1694 Bird

in the

things to others than to accept a lack of

&

Fr.

Even

said.

societies, Christians take the

types of

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The Oratory

mean

lack of fasting doesn't

in a suicide."

PLEASE NOTE: This year's lecture will be held at St. Anne's Church, Rock

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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

we

Action and Contemplation

welcome

Catholics have lost the meaning of Lent,

Topics: Scripture and Liberation

All are

way we

in this

Pastorally and theologically that

Lecture 5,

"Maybe

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

Newman

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.

thing

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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who

said.

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elementary school. An elite Catholic girls' school in Khartoum closed for a

in

Cardinal

Pope John Paul

"Especially those of us

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — During

the International

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cathodon't give fasting enough attention

or practice,

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.

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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.

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atholic

& Herald

Bishop Willliam G. Curlin

visits

with

February 25, 199'

Mary Lou

Hildreth of

The Tribunal

as he tours the

Catholic Center following announcement of his appointment as bishop of Charlotte.

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Bishop

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1)

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

He

started the first

women there. He turned one

to

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

parish priest.

people."

Bishop Curlin, who served as chair-

man

of Associated Catholic Charities,

has spent most of his

parish into a place for the aged, cooking

ishes.

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

Patrick

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 &

Herald.

He

talked spiritedly about seeing

Jesus in the people he meets.

He recalled

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

pox.

KEANE

life in

BISHOP CURLIN' S PERSONAL COAT OF ARMS

poor par-

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

the people

of Washington by Cardinal Hickey on

Dec. 20, 1988, and appointed regional bishop of the counties of Southern Maryland.

Curlin.

In other appointments, Bishop

Curlin was

named

when

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.

Catholics.

ÂŽThis

"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

possible."

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