Patriotism and Catholics f Bishops and vocations
Christians must merge values Discuss problems, solutions...
with wider view of world Also Devotedly Yours
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Vol. XXXII No. 39 Catholic Archdiocese of Miami Price 25$ Friday, June 27, 1986
Has come a long way
since 'Lady Liberty'
dedicated 100 years ago
By Liz Schevtchuk day than in the 19th century and in
WASHINGTON (NC) — When earlier decades of the 20th century,
Americans dedicated the Statue of thanks to changes both in American
Liberty 100 years ago, Catholics en- society and the church itself.
joyed religious liberty under the Con- Anti-Catholicism directed toward
stitution but continued to have relig- individual Catholics "has greatly fad-
ious bigotry in their everyday lives. ed," said Msgr. John Tracy Ellis of
And ahead still lurked the rise of a The Catholic University of America,
prominent anti-Catholic movement, the dean of U.S. church historians.
the rantings of the Ku Klux Klan, the However, "I think it would be a
questions as late as 1960 about mistake to say it's extinct," he said.
whether a Catholic should be presi- Discrimination related to tuition tax
dent, and the arguments from leaders credits, right to life and anti-Catholic
in their own church that American art and theater still exist.
church-state separation was barely Msgr. Ellis suggested that Ameri-
tolerable. cans have made "tremendous pro-
According to church historians, the gress" in recent decades in overcoming
torch of religious liberty is brighter to- religious prejudice while Catholics
have significantly advanced in society.
As examples, he cited the presiden-
tial candidacies of Robert Kennedy
and Eugene McCarthy, both Catho-
lics, in 1968 after the resurgence of
some anti-Catholic feeling when John
F. Kennedy ran for president in 1960.
He also cited the presence of Catholics
in governors' offices, on judicial
benches, in state legislatures across the
country, and in the current Congress.
"That would have been unheard of in
the 1880s," Msgr. Ellis said.
"Part of the changed picture be-
tween these two dates, 1886 and 1986,
is that American Catholics have arriv-
ed in the American mainstream," the
monsignor added. Among their other
attributes, he said, "they are rich. The
U.S. is teeming with Catholic million-
But in 1886, it wasn't quite the case. Issues by the pound
Not only were American Catholics
targets of bigotry by Protestants, but Marsha Whelan, secretary to the Archdiocesan Synod, stands
Catholic Church officials themselves almost knee-deep in the 18,000 questions and suggestions raised
by South Florida Catholics during public hearings held last fall
expressed doubts about the wisdom of
by parishes, schools and organizations. Synod commissions have
religious liberty, at least as demon- begun grouping the issues into categories and studying them in
strated under church-state separation. order to prepare responses this fall. (Voice photo/Ana Rodriguez -
During the 1884 presidential cam- Soto)
(Continued on page 5)
Nicaraguan laity trained here
By Ana Rodriguez-Soto frighten the Nicaraguans, most of who lived with and trained the Nicara- have settled within Our Lady of
and Araceli Cantero them rural workers from the Chon- guans during their stay. Divine Providence's boundaries, when
Amid tears and long embraces, tales area in the southwestern part of "They're a blessing and a lesson," he expressed a desire to provide more
members of the Archdiocese of Miami the country. For several years now, said Lila Muina, one of a number of training for his lay ministers.
last week said a heartfelt goodby to 15 they all have been involved in spread- Our Lady of Divine Providence Father Garcia-Rubio told him about
Nicaraguans who, after three months ing the Gospel throughout that strife- parishioners who shared their homes the Archdiocese of Miami's Lay Min-
of intensive training here, were return- torn region where battles between the with group members. istry program and the rest was a mat-
ing to their homeland to spread the Sandinistas' troops and the rebel The experience "has made us feel ter of logistics — and raising
Gospel. "contras" are commonplace. more universal. We've lived a Church $15,000 to pay for it.
The mission is not as simple as it In fact, some members of the group that doesn't end in Miami," said The bishops of Germany and
sounds, Archbishop Edward McCar- already have lost close relatives and Father Ernesto Garcia-Rubio, pastor France picked up the air fare, groups
thy pointed out during the Mass where friends to the conflict. "You get used of the west Dade parish, who worked of local Catholics made additional
group members were commissioned as to thinking you're not going to die and out the arrangement with Nicaraguan donations and Our Lady of Divine
lay ministers: in Sandinista Nicaragua, that your faith will save you," said one Bishop Pablo Vega more than a year- Providence parishioners flocked to
they may be called on to "possibly be of the group, Jose Manuel. and-a-half ago. provide food and shelter.
martyrs for their faith." It was that deep, firing-line-tested Bishp Vega was visiting Nicaraguan The three-month program, offered
The risks, however, didn't seem to faith that impressed the Miamians families here, a majority of whom (Continued on page 8)
WASHINGTON (NC) — In nominating Judge
Antonin Scalia to the U.S. Supreme Court June 17,
President Reagan appointed a Catholic who opposes
abortion and supports tuition tax credits.
Scalia's position on those two issues — along with
Reagan's nomination of Justice William Rehnquist
as chief justice — prompted some Catholic leaders
to foresee a shift on the court that could boost their
Scalia, who would be the seventh Catholic to
serve as a Supreme Court justice, would replace
Rehnquist, nominated by Reagan as chief justice
upon the retirement in July of Chief Justice Warren
A judge since 1982 of the U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals for the District of Columbia, Scalia is
known for his emphasis on the separation of powers
in government. He also is known as a conservative
activist and opponent of abortion, although as a
judge he has not ruled on any abortipn cases.
A 1984 article on him in the magazine Policy
Review described him as personally opposed to
abortion and said his first involvement in politics
was in a fight for tax credits for tuition paid by
parents of children in non-public schools.
While he was a law professor at the University of Arms restrictions
Chicago he testified before congressional Casts and slings are much in evidence around the chancery in Salina, Kan. Sister Martina
subcommittees in 1978 and 1981 in favor of tuition Stegman, religious education coordinator, broke her wrist in a fall; Father Larry Grennan
tax credits. center, religious education director, had a skiing accident; and Msgr. James Hake,
Michael Schwartz, director of the Catholic Center chancellor broke his arm while skating with a Catholic youth group. (NC photo by Msgr. R. M.
in Washington and a former official of the Catholic
League for Religious and Civil Rights, said Scalia's
positions make him strong on what Schwartz
characterized as "the Catholic agenda." Christian pro-lifers form Pro-life priest jailed
The father of nine, Scalia was born March 11, political action team after breaking probation
1936, in Trenton, N.J. He graduated from George- BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (NC) — A judge revoked
town University in 1957 and received his law degree WASHINGTON (NC) — A coalition of
Christians taking pro-life views on both abortion probation for Benedictine Father Edward Markley,
from Harvard in 1960. pro-life activities coordinator in the Diocese of Bir-
Scalia, whose name is pronounded Skah-LEE-ah, and the arms race has formed JustLife, a new
political action committee whose advisers include mingham, and ordered him to serve a five-year
is a member of St. John's Parish in McLean, Va., a Bishop Leroy T. Matthiesen of Amarillo, Texas. prison term for a 1984 sledgehammer attack on an
Washington suburb. According to a statement from the interdenomi- abortion clinic. Jefferson County Circuit Judge J.
national group, JustLife "takes positions that are Richmond Pearson said the priest yoilated the terms
USCC president protests pro-life on abortion, pro-life on arms control and of his probation in the 1984 conviction by par-
pro-life on poverty issues" and will "endorse candi- ticipating m a pro-life march Jan. 18 in
jailing of South Africans dates whose positions demonstrate a commitment to Birmingham. Fr. Markley had been sentenced to
WASHINGTON (NC) — U.S. officials should protecting life, justice and peace." two five-year suspended prison terms for two felony
"use all means available" to push for the release of counts with the condition that he not march within
people detained under South Africa's state of Non-ordained Franciscan gets 500 yards of any abortion clinic in the 50 states for
emergency decree, said the president of the U.S five years.
bishops' conference. The United States also should high rank in province
pressure the South African govenment to "deal NEW YORK (RNS) — For the first time since the NOW sues pro-lifers,
peaceully and constructively with people of all races early years of the Franciscan order, a non-ordained charges 'reign of terror'
and groups who want nothing more than a society brother has been chosen visitor general of a
Franciscan province. Brother Edward Coughlin, WASHINGTON (NC) — The National
which provides freedom and justice for all its Organization for Women announced it has filed a
members," said the official, Bishop James W. O.F.M., will serve a one-year term in that capacity
for the Cincinnati-based St. John the Baptist lawsuit against Joseph Scheidler, director of the
Malone of Youngstown, Ohio, in a statement * Pro-Life Action League, and two other anti-abor-
released June 17 in Washington. He said the U.S. ~ Province beginning in September. As visitor general,
the 37-year-old brother will be responsible for tion activists over demonstrations at abortion clinics.
bishop's protested "the treatment given to many At a Washington news conference, Eleanor Cutri
hundreds of persons apparently innocent of any confidential interviews with each of the 325 friars in
the province, offering them an opportunity to Smeal, NOW president, said the lawsuit was filed
crime. discuss personal problems and areas of their because "there is a reign of terror going on, a
fraternal life and ministry. national conspiracy to close abortion facilities." The
Indian loses court fight suit named Scheidler, based in Chicago, John
Patrick Ryan, director of the St. Louis-based Pro-
over social society ID Abortion ad signer says Life Direct Action League, and Joan Andrews, a
WASHINGTON (NC) — Saying that "not all frequent abortion protester now jailed in Florida.
burdens on religion are unconstitutional," the Vatican has cleared her
Supreme Court in an 8-1 decision rejected an WASHINGTON (NC) — Dominican Sister Dorina High court says Pa. law
American Indian's claim that use of a Social Quinri said she has been cleared of Vatican threats
Security number hinders religious beliefs. The high to dismiss her from her order because she signed1 a disrupts right to abortion
court June 11 overturned a decision by a district 1984 abortion statement that appeared as a full-page ; p
^ G i i ; ( Q .5 r p
court that prevented the Federal Department of ad in The New York Times. "I do hot promote : Supreme Court;ruled 5-4 that a Pei^^jvapiiafU
Health and Human Services from using and dissemi- ;
abortion. I never have promoted abortion," The regulatin| abortion is unconstitutional and i m p ,
nating the Social Security number assigned to Little chicago-based num said in a telephone interview. missibly interferes with a woman's legal right to an
Bird of the Snow Roy. The child's father, Stephen Signers of the ad have said their statement was only abortion. Justice Harry Blackmun, writing the •
J. Roy, descended from the Abenaki tribe, had a call to dialogue on issues surrounding church court's majority opinion, said that "few decisions
objected that use of his daughter's Social Security teaching and abortion, but objections by the Vatican are more personal and intimate" than a woman's
number threatened her spiritual development. The Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes decision on abortion. "The states are not free,
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, in a focused on a claim in the ad that there was more under the guise of protecting maternal health or
friend-of-the-court brief, had argued on Roy's than one "legitimate Catholic position" on the potential life, to intimidate women into continuing
behalf. morality of direct abortion. pregnancies," said Blackmun.
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Bishops tackle vocations issue
Lay ministries way up, religious down I 11! • • • I l l Hilli
WASHINGTON (NC) — In the re-
laxed, shirt-sleeve atmosphere of rural
Minnesota, 259 U.S. bishops met June
take steps to restructure our parish life
and the ministry of our priests, we will I1 ip^^^^^^Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii^B^i^Sil
'change the society
9-16 to consider the complex, seeming- realize a severe shortage in very short
ly contradictory issue of vocations.
Gathering at Benedictine-run St.
Bishop Welsh also noted that His-
II in which they work •
John's University in Collegeville, panic Catholics form one of the largest 1 and live. After that
Minn., the bishops combined a relig- and fastest-growing segments of the 1 they can be called •
ious retreat with a series of presenta- U.S. Catholic population and one that
1 to ecclesial •
tions ranging from the theology of is most severely short of priests.
1 ministries.' •
vocation to lay vocations to the voca-
tion of the ordained.
While the meeting was closed to the
He urged bishops to pay special at-
tention to recruitment of vocations in
the Hispanic community and asked
^ess and observers, the texts Of the them to consider "the appointment of
a Hispanic or Hispanic-conscious
Raymond Lucker I
^-presentations were released after the
At the assembly's conclusion, there
vocation director for your diocese."
A talk on the vocation of the or-
was general agreement: dained, by Archbishop Daniel Pilar- He said confusion over the nature ed on the distinction between the
• That trie U.S. church is in the czyk of Cincinnati, was the most well and purpose of the priesthood and the. universal priesthood of all baptized
midst of a crisis in ordained and relig- received, according to several bishops. value of celibacy have contributed to Christians and the ordained priest-
ious vocations. the decline in vocations. And he focus- hood.
• That solutions to that crisis do
not include a married priesthood or
• That the crisis in vowed and
priestly vocations exists alongside an
"explosien" of lay ministries.
'Crisis of Faith'
We're all responsible
Dearly beloved: on the theology of vocation, the
It is Tuesday morning and vocation that each Catholic has to
In his talk on a theology of voca- Bishops Roman, Dorsey, San Pedro spread the Kingdom. Bishop Lucker
tion, Cardinal Bernard F. Law of spirituality, to be supportive of
and I, along with some two hun- spoke of the vocation of the laity. them in their vocations, to be sen-
Boston said the vocation crisis is ac- dred and fifty other United States Bishop Welsh reported the current
tually "a crisis of faith, a crisis of our sitive to their needs, to be available
Bishops, are aboard airliners flying research on vocations. On Friday to them.
call to holiness." to our home dioceses after spending we heard a paper by Bishop Francis
The human vocation is one of sacri- ten days in prayerful reunion at St. on the vocation of religious and on Another thought frequently ex-
ficial love, of total self-giving, Car- John's Benedictine Abbey in Col- Saturday Archbishop Pilarczyk gave pressed was the responsibility we all
dinal Law said, while sin "is the legeville, Minnesota. We, the "Miami a brilliant talk on the vocation of have for vocations. The need for
refusal of vocation." contingent, are at 37,000 feet the priest. more priests and religious is most
Bishop Raymond Lucker of New aboard a Northwest Orient flight. critical for the laity whom they
My head is full of the many rich serve. Each of us must contribute
Ulm, Minn., told fellow bishops that We gathered to pray and ponder insights that surfaced in the dis-
the vocation of the laity first of all is to building a strong faith commun-
over, vocations in today's Church. It cussions. Thejehas .been a decline ity in which vocations will flourish.
"to change the.SQciety:in .which they .was-a heavenly spot in the co0r,' ' in vocations to the priesthood and
live and work. After that they can be This, is another reason. w.hy evan- .,
green Minnesota'farm country, ..'.,••' the religious life. In 1963, there geiization is important.
called to ecclesial ministries?' some 80 miles north of Minnea-
He said the church has mistakenly Parish vocation committees were
polis. The Abbey arid University recommended. The faithful were
reversed the order of the laity's call- were founded by some 130 years ago
ing, tending to call people first to 'There is a need... to clarify urged to identify good vocation
by German Benedictine Monks who prospects and actually confront
ministries within the church communi- accompanied and ministered to the the thrill of celibacy not as a
ty. restriction but a freedom them with the possibility that the
German immigrants who settled this Lord may be calling them. The
"Where we have not done so well is area of Minnesota. to love..'
in recognizing, affirming, encouraging Bishops felt there is need for much
and supporting people in ministries af- The Abbey has since founded more research as to the qualities
fecting the transformation of society, monasteries in, the Bahamas, Japan, that identify good vocation pros-
which is essentially the ministry of the Mexico and Puerto Rico. The Ab- were 47,000 seminarians; today, pects and the most successful means
laity," said Bishop Lucker,. bey has'been distinguished for its there are 10,800. In 1965, there of attracting them, and above all,
leadership in the liturgical move- were 179,443 religious Sisters; in we must pray.
ment. It is the home of the Liturgi- 1986 there are 113,658. And the We frequently reflected how for-
'Theology of sexuality' cal Press (Worship, The Bible To- clergy and religious are becoming tunate the Church in the United
day). Its large concrete abbey older. Yet, the laity have been ac- States is to have such committed
In a series of propositions, Bishop church, designed by the famed quiring a growing sense of their
Lucker called for, among other things, arid devoted clergy and religious
architect Marcel Breuer, is a strik- responsibility as disciples of Jesus. serving its people. We saw in the
a "positive theology of sexuality," ing example of contemporary liturg-
church support for women "in their We agreed that, in our changing vocation shortage a challenge to
ical architecture, even though it was times, secular values are changing. more effective recruiting and the ac-
ministries and in true Christian built before the Second Vatican
feminism," and a process for clergy There is less idealism, less willing- tive participation of all Catholics,
Council. ness to sacrifice for ideals. And rather than a reason, for discourage-
listening to the laity "on their turf, in
their living situations.'* Our meeting was held in a these attitudes affect Christians as ment. -. -
Bishop Lawrence Welsh of Spo- prayerful atmosphere. It opened well. We were comforted, however, The experience was not all prayer
kane, Wash., summarized recent with a Day of Recollection led by by a generally perceived growing in- and work. We also had time for
sociological research to document Cardinal Martini, the Archbishop terest of young people in religion recreation — walking on the
both the shortage of priests and the of Milan, Italy. He is former head and in some form of Church ser- beautiful grounds, using the indoor
"vocation explosion" in lay rhinis- of the Biblical Institute and of the vice. Actually, fifteen new men are swimming pool and tennis courts or
t r i e s ; "•• '•• • • • ' . / • " V • ••••••i".' V '"•' "
Gregorian University in Rome, a already committed to begin studies nearby golf course. There were even
holy man and a brilliant scripture for the priesthood in our archdio- movies in the evening — "The Mis-
Among data from recent research scholar. cese in the fall.
. that he cited were several indications sion," "The Witness," "The Purple
that a church decision to begin ordain- We began each day by praying We recognized that the great in- Rose of Cairo," "The Official
ing married men or women would re- together from the Divine Office and terest in lay ministry has blurred Story/' "Young SherlocMHolmes,"
verse the decline in priestly vocations. a spiritual conference by Cardinal somewhat the distinctive and attrac- "Places in the Heart" — and, just
In his talk, Bishop Welsh made Martini. He based all his confer- tive role of the clergy and religious to put us in the spirit of our child-
what he called "a delicate obser- ences on the Second Letter of St. in today's Church. There is a need hood, the Monks made bags of
vation" that bishops are commited Paul to the Corinthians, helping us to clarify this, to project the model popcorn available. An excursion on
both to defending church teachings on to learn from and identify with St. of happy, enthusiastic priests and the Mississippi River was also offer-
the priesthood and to "open dialogue Paul as we minister to our people religious, to clarify the thrill of celi- ed. The meals were tasty. I had a
with the world," including learning in the contemporary Church. We bacy not as a restriction but a free- hard time resisting the self-service
from scientific research. concelebrated the Eucharist at noon dom to love and serve greater soft ice cream machine.
and prayed our evening prayers to- numbers with less inhibition. -Ten days is a long time to be sep-
Part of a bishop's responsibility, he gether before the evening meal;
said, is "to strike a balance between While there was some question arated from our beloved people of
the legislated discipline of the church Each morning one of the Bishops whether celibacy is depriving the the Archdiocese. There is a song in
on the one hand, and on the other the gave a presentation in some area of faithful of adequate clergy to cele- the heart of each of us Bishops as
findings of religious research we have Church vocation. We then had a brate the Eucharist, there was gen- we are flying home.
sponsored, the observations of many period of private reflection. In the eral recognition of its great value as Devotedly yours in Christ,
vocations personnel and the requests afternoon, we met in small groups proclaimed by the Vatican Council
to discuss the issue and then shared
of other episcopal conferences."
Current and projected trends in the
number of priests indicate a need to
our insights with the general assem-
and the Holy Fathers.
As Bishops, we recognized our
responsibility to help our clergy and Edward A. McCarthy
change structures to make more use of Cardinal Law, of Boston, spoke religious to grow in a deep, mature Archbishop of Miami '
lay ministry, he said. "If we do not
Miami, Florida /THE VOICE / Friday, June 27,1986 / PAGE 3
Vatican probes Yugoslavia's Marian apparitions
VATICAN CITY (NC) — Because of widespread The cardinal said the congregation discourages The cardinal said he had no idea when an official
international interest, local church authorities "official church pilgrimages" to Medjugorje church position on the apparitions would be made
investigating the validity of reported Marian appari- "because it is still an open question" whether the public, but he did not expect any statement in the
tions in Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, have been offered apparitions are valid. near future.
assistance by Vatican agencies, said Cardinal Joseph "But this doesn't mean that private groups or Controvesy has surrounded the case since the
Ratzinger, head of the Vatican Congregation for the individuals can't make a pilgrimage," he said. apparitions first were reported in 1981. Young people
Doctrine of Faith. Last year, doctrinal congregation secretary Arch- continue to see, hear and touch Mary during regular
"We have offered assistance and asked the local bishop Alberto Bovone sent a letter to the Italian visions in the chapel and are given secret
bishop to stay in touch with the congregation and bishops' conference asking that official pilgrimages "messages" which foretell great world events and
the secretariat of state," he said. be stopped. urge peace through conversion, say supporters.
Cardinal Sin appeals for Philippine bishop meets with
release of French missionary communist guerrillas
VATICAN CITY (NC) — Philippine Cardinal MANILA, Philippines (NC) — Bishop Antonio
Jaime Sin appealed for the release of kidnapped Fortich of Bacolod, Philippines, has met with
French missionary Father Michel de Gigord, Vatican leaders of the communist-led New People's Army to
Radio reported. Cardinal Sin said he was "extremely, hear their suggestions for economic recovery and a
anxious" about the apparent lack of progress in cease-fire with government troops on Negros Island. >
efforts to free the 46-year-old member of the Paris Bishop Fortich met in June with New People's
Foreign Mission Society, the report said. Father de Army leaders at their invitation, in a secret
Gigord was kidnapped by Moslem separatists June 4 rendezvous "somewhere in southern Negros," he
in Marawi City on Mindanao, one of the southern- said June 16. He said he also had met with
most islands in the Philippine archipelago. The communist representatives in late May. The bishop
cardinal asked the kidnappers, who demanded a said he was satisfied with the dialogue and eager to
ransom of $15,000, to free the priest "immediately," speak to President Corazon Aquino about govern-
so he "can continue his good work." ment reconciliation with Negros guerrillas. The guer-
rillas' suggestions were very reasonable, he added.
Latin bishops continue to press
for dialogue in El Salvador South African priest cleared
UNITED NATIONS (NC) — Latin American of firearm charges
bishops continue to support a dialogue between PRETORIA, South Africa (NC) — Charges that
opposing forces in Nicaragua and El Salvador, the general secretary of the southern African bishops
according to the head of the Latin American unlawfully possessed a firearm have been
bishops' council. Bishop Dario Castrillon Hoyos of withdrawn, state officials announced in a Pretoria
Pereira, Colombia, said the bishops also oppose court June 18. Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa,
foreign intervention in Central America. The Green line general secretary of the Southern African Catholic
secretary general of the Latin American bishops' Bishops' Conference, was not in court when the
Cardinal John O'Connor of New York is
council, Bishop Castrillon relayed the bishops' welcomed by Sunni Moslem spiritual
announcement was made. He has been detained by
message to President Reagan June 18 and again to leader Sheik Hassan Khaled, left, on the South. African security forces since June 12, under
the secretary general of the United Nations, Javier cardinal's visit to Moslem-controlled state of emergency regulations. In other
Perez de Cuellar, June 19. Bishop Castrillon told west Beirut. Under heavy security, Car- developments, security forces raided the offices of
reporters June 19 the Latin American bishops are dinal O'Connor crossed the 'green line' the New Nation, a Catholic newspaper funded in
"very worried about the social and political situation in an effort to gain information on the part by the bishops, June 19.
in the subcontinent." ,•"..,_,- . • > KV >:i five Americans: held captive in Lebanon.
Pope urges Lebanon patriarch
Vatican newspaper urges to work for pluralistic state
negotiation in South Africa VATCAN CITY (NC) — Pope John Paul II urged
VATICAN CITY (NC) — The Vatican newspaper German missionaries expelled Lebanon's recently elected Maronite Patriarch
has called for negotiations between the South from South Africa—official Nasrallah Sfeir to work for the continuation, of a
African white-minority government and opponents pluralistic state in Lebanon by bringing the Moslem
DURBAN, South Africa (NC) — Two West
of its apartheid system of racial segregation. and Christian communities together. The pope made
German Catholic missionaries who had been
Negotiation is the best way to break the current his remarks as he presented the pallium, a circular
detained in a countrywide police sweep were
"chain of violence," L'Osservatore Romano said in band of white wool worn by heads of metropolitan
deported from South Africa, said a government
a June 22 front-page editorial. It asked for inter- Sees, to Partiarch Sfeir at the Vatican. The patriarch
official. South African Home Affairs Minister
national solidarity with those South Africans who -: was elected head of the world's Maronite Catholics
Stoffel Botha said the missionaries, Father Theo
seek negotiations and who put human dignity above- April 19 at a Maronite synod in Beirut, Lebanon.
Kneifel and Brother Heinz Ernst, were expelled "in
skin color. The editorial called apartheid "morally "A pluralistic Lebanon, open to the contributions of
the state interest." Father Kneifel and Brother Ernst,
unsustainable" and criticized the government for different civilizations and capable of harmonizing
members of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, were
using force to try to maintain it. them" while safeguarding the nation's identity,
the first to be identified officially among those
should be maintained and strengthened, the pope
detained under the country's state of emergency.
News media in South Africa were barred by
Sandinistas rob, then emergency rules from reporting the names of
detainees unless the names were released by the
return Church building government. Pope says victory over
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (NC) — The offices of a
Nicaraguan Catholic social agency have been
drugs is resurrection
returned to the church after an eight-month occupa- Priest's murder in Brazil ROME (NQ — Pope John PaulJI has called victory
tion by the government. According to archdiocesan over drug addiction a form- of-resurrection and-aske*?- .^
officials, when the offices were returned to the sparks plea for land reform for increased public awareness aboutthe?1iarmful e&|e&
church June 19, they were stripped bare of every- BRASILIA, Brazil ( N Q — The parishioners of a of narcotics. "Is it not perhaps a resurrection to have- -
thing from telephones to a printing press donated by murdered Brazilian priest have taken their pleas for known how to win over the slavery of drug-addiction?"
German Catholics. Msgr. Bismarck Carballo, land reform to the president of their country. The the pope asked June 21 at ceremonies inaugurating a
spokesman for the Archdiocese of Managua, said an delegation of farmers, drawn from the parish of church-sponsored drug rehabilitation center in Rome.
estimated $500,000 worth of equipment was missing, Father Josimo Moraes Tavares* visited Brasilia to For people trying to overcome drug addiction, "to carry
including vehicles, furniture and medicines for distri- petition Brazilian President Jose Sarney to release the cross means to exit from isolation" and to once
bution, as well as the press. The printing press was land to the farmers. The farmers also asked again "become part of the family of redemption," he
used to print the church publication Iglesia punishment for the murderers of Father Tavares and said. At the drug center ceremony, the pope asked
(Church). Government forces confiscated the first 10 other people killed in their community since 1983. public figures to "increase the information on this
issue of the magazine, charging it had not been The petition, signed by members of five rural spreading tragedy in our society, which is so insecure
properly registered with the government, then workers' unions and 49 members of rural and so morally poor despite its growing material well-
occupied the agency's buildings last Oct. 15. communities, was released June 16 in Brasilia. being."
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Catholic share of private schools declining
WASHINGTON (NC) — Catholic Private education made up 12.6. • There were 7,811 Catholic tary and secondary schools declined
elementary and secondary schools to- percent of the total U.S. enrollment elementary arid 1,434 Catholic sec- about 81,000 students — 2.8 percent
day make up a far smaller share of — 5.7 million out of 45.2 million ondary schools in the United States, — to 2,821,000.
private education than they did in the students — as of December 1984, up 95 fewer schools than in 1984-85. The full-time faculty in Catholic
1960s, according to statistics released from .10.5 percent in 1970. • Enrollment in Catholic elemen- elementary and secondary schools
by the National Catholic Educational decreased 3,294 to about 146,000.
Association. • The 20 largest dioceses in the
In 1965-66 Catholic school
enrollments made up about 87 pecent Rabbi defends cardinal United States served 50.2 percent of
the total enrollment.
of the private elementary and sec- • The percentage of Catholic
ondary sector. By 1980-81 this figure NEW YORK (NO — t'aidinal John O'Connor of New York i«. "a schools in urban areas decreased
had dropped to 63 percent, according de\otfd friend of ihe Jewish people" even though his call for a PalcMinian slightly (3.3 percent in elementary,
to the statistical report issued by the homeland "will be seen as an unfriendly statement" toward Israel and the 1.4 in secondary) while the share of
Washington-based association. Jews, said a leading \mericai] rabbi. suburban schools has increased. The
Basilian Father Frank J. Bredeweg, Caidinal O'Connor is "deeph commuted to the secuiii> and well-being percentage of rural schools has
NCEA data bank consultant, said of ihe people and the state of Israel," said Rabbi Marc (anenbaum, direc- declined, probably because these
Catholic schools "may fast be loi of the •Xiiiuiiain Jewish Committee's inteinational iclations dcpait- schools lack the option of consolida-
/ proaching a 50-50 partnership with meni. tion available in more populated
^won-Catholic private education." He also called on the cardinal to visil Israel to learn aboui current Mid- areas, according to Father Bredeweg.
The report found that Catholic dle Hast negotiations. • The percentage of non-Catholic
schools lost over 2 million students Rabbi Ianenbaum made the comments in a statement aticr Cardinal schools increased to 11.1 percent in
from 1965 to 1978 while at the same O'Connor had discussed the Palestinian issue at a news conference al ihe 1985-86. The numbers and percen-
time other private school enrollments Vatican following his three-da\ \i«.it to Lebanon. tages of minority students in Catholic
increased dramatically. The cardinal said Vatican diplomatic recognition of Israel would not ^schools still exceed one-fifth of the
Now, with Catholic school help bring peace to ihe Middle Past, including Lebanon, unless n is tied lo total enrollment.
enrollments no longer declining as a cnmprehcnsi\e package which includes finding a Palestinian homeland "According to education studies,
they were and with the increase in and assuring protection lor the millions ot Christians in the region. policy analysts cannot ignore the
other private shcools, the result The cardinal aNo defended Isiael'v light to exist and said thai finding a growth of private schools, or the
should he an even.higher proportion Palestinian homeland should imolve "nothing adverse lo Israel." significance of minority enrollments
of private school students, according in urban Catholic schools," Father
to Father Bredeweg. - . Bredeweg said in the report.
Torch of religious liberty shining brighter today
(Continued from page 1) and agricultural setbacks, opposed "Catholicism ranked first among though the Klan and kindred groups
paign, only two years before the parochial schools, fought government the hatreds of the Klan, which pror exist in 1986 as well.
Statue of Liberty's dedication, the grants to the Bureau of Catholic In- fessed alarm over increasing immigra- While Catholics in the late 19th cen-
Rev. S. D. Burchard, a Protestant dian Missions. By the mid-1890s it had tion from Slavic and Mediterranean tury were dealing with religious
who supported Republican presiden- won 2.5 million members, founded 70 areas," the late historian John L. Mor- bigotry, they also were confronting
tial candidate James G. Blaine, had newspapers and taken root as a potent rison wrote in "Catholics in America: conflict in their own church, according
railed against the democratic Party as political force. 1776-1976/' to Msgr* Ellis and to Jesuit Father R.
a bastion of "rum, Romanism and "There was vigorous anti-Cathol- As words of Xlan leaders from Emmett Curran, associate professor
rebellion." icism" Msgr. Ellis noted, and the Oregon and Alabama suggested, Klan and chairman of the history depart-
That slur was not received kindly by American Protective Association members thought "the only way to ment at Georgetown University. , ,. .
Irish-American Catholics, who were "made it extreniely unpleasant for cure a Catholic is to kill him" and "Within the church there's certainly
subsequently credited with voting Catholics;' . , : despised "niggerism, Catholicism, been a decided acceptance of religious
against Blaine in large numbers and Eventually, after Protestant leaders Judaism and all the 'isms' of the whole liberty that wouldn't have been (pres-
dashing his chances for the presidency. had repudiated the association and world," he added. ent) in 19th century Amrica," Father
In 1887, a year after the statue was William McKinley had refused its Among other Klan tenets were the Curran pointed out. •^
installed as a beacon of hope to the backing and won the presidency in claims the Knights of Columbus In 1886, there was "at best a toler-
world's impoverished and oppressed 1896, it crumbled. ordered the assassinations of President able acceptance" of the principles of
— many of whom were Catholic — But from its remains and those of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and church-state separation and neutrality
iftidwesterners organized the anti- the original Ku Klux Klan after the Harding and demanded members of the state toward all religions and
Catholic American Protective Associ- Civil War grew a new, powerful anti- swear to "hang, burn, boil, flay and denominations, he said. "That was
ation. Catholic, anti-Jewish, anti-immigrant bury alive" non-Catholics. unthinkable in Rome. That was some-
The association saw papal plots be- and anti-black Klan in the early 20th It wasn't until 1930 that the Klan's thing Rome was very slow to accept,
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Pope to bishops: Keep talking to Castro
ROME (NC) — Pope John Paul II the Cuban church to evangelize, Arch- ernment, including permission for
has encouraged Cuba's Catholic lead- The Pope encouraged bishop Meurice said in a June 12 inter-
view with National Catholic News
several foreign priests to enter the
ers to continue their dialogue with the country, permission to hold a national
•communist government of Fidel Cas- us to continue the Service. Pope John Paul expressed sat- church meeting earlier this year and
tro, so they can "bring the church to dialogue with isfaction with recent signs that the greater freedom of travel for Cuba's
everyone" in the country, a Cuban Cuban government might be relaxing eight bishops.
archbishop said in Rome. government officials. its control on church activities, the ar-
"The pope said, 'This is something.
The pope understands fhbishop said.
Let's hope more is possible,' " Arch-
But Archbishop Pedro Meurice our situation very well Along with Bishop Adolfo Rodri- bishop Meurice said.
Estiu of Santiago de Cuba said a papal guez Herrera of Camaguey, president
trip to the Caribbean island nation ap- because of his of the Cuban bishops' conference, "The pope encouraged us to con-
peared unlikely in the near future and
would depend on the church there be-
experience in Poland/ Archbishop Meurice presented the tinue the dialogue with government of-
pope with a 200-page report on the ficials," Archbishop Meurice said.
ing given more freedom. church in Cuba.
In a lengthy meeting at the Vatican
—Abp. Pedro Meurice The two church leaders noted recent
"The pope understands our situation
very well because of his experience in
June 11, the pope stressed the need for "positive signs" from the Castro gov- Poland."
CATHOLIC JOURNALISTS TOLD:
Report dissent, but in context Dante, praises
SAN MINIATO, Italy (NC) —
Catholic newspapers must report on
dissent in the church, but should 'Not to do so would be a failure to recognize VATICAN CITY (NC) — Pope
always do so within "the context of reality and could possibly undermine the John Paul II quoied Dante, the
what official Catholic teaching truly poet, and praised Galileo, the scien-
is," said the head of the pontifical credibility of the newspaper.' tist, in a talk to bishops from the
Commission for Social Communi- —Abp. John Foley region of Tuscany, birthplace of the
cations. Italian Renaissance.
"Dissent must be reported by
diocesan newspapers," said Arch- Catholic newspapers have not yet said, reporting on dissent "is one of Calling Dante Atighieri the "su-
bishop John P. Foley, former editor "satisfactorily resolved" this tension, the key problems" it faces. preme Christian poet," the pope
of the Philadelphia archdiocesan he added. He also expressed concern that dioc- quoted a passage from Dante's
newspaper, the Catholic Standard arid Archbishop Foley spoke about esan newspapers reach fewer than 10 I4thr-century masterpiece "The
Times. "Not to do so would be a Catholic newspapers and dissent dur- percent of U.S. Catholics. Divine Comedy" which exhorted
failure to recognize reality and could ing a June 20 speech to the Italian "In the U.S., where there is a men of that age not to "live as
possibly undermine the credibility of Federation of Catholic Weekly News- shrinking involvement in Catholic beasts" but to pursue both science
the newspaper." papers in San Miniato. schools, the Catholic press — the dioc- and moral perfection..
But at the same time, Archbishop In his speech, he gave an overview esan press — is increasingly im-
Foley said, "Catholic newspapers of the U.S. Catholic press, where, he portant," he said. Galileo Galilei, the 17th-century
should defend the teaching of the Florentine astronomer who was
church and should place reports in the
context of what official Catholic Ruling near on Currancase once condemned by the church,
"opened the way to modern
science," the pope said.
teaching truly is." --
VATICAN CITY (NC) — The Meanwhile Catholic- theologians Galileo "encountered foreseeable
Vatican hopes to make its decision by meeting in Chicago said the good of difficulty in biblical interpre-
mid-July on the case of U.S. moral the church is at stake and urged the tation," but "began vigorously
theologian Father Charles Curran,
Call to place your said Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, head
Vatican not to remove Father Curran
from his Catholic teaching post.
from the clear premise that true
science and authentic faith cannot
of the Vatican Congregation for the
Classified order. Doctrine of the Faith. Members of the Catholic Theologi-
be in disagreement, having origin in
the same author," the pope said.
Dade-758-0543 Cardinal Ratzinger told National cal Society of America voted 171-14
for the resolution. GuJileo was, censured in 1633 f o r "
Catholic News Service that the con- what was considered his> "hereti-
Broward- 525-5157 gregation "has no official date set"
The directors of the international cal" assertion thai the earth re-
for making .a decision but is in the volves around the sun. A Vatican
final stages_d'f its examination process. theological review Concilium also
released a statement in mid-June back- commission appointed by the pope
ing Father Curran and criticizing the said in 1984 that Galileo had been
wrongly condemned b> the church.
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By Ana Rodriguez-Soto unique role of art and cinema in bring-
Voice News Editor ing people of different cultures
Single, young, confused? Turn together.
those "dragons" into "delights." Take In her keynote speech, Sr. Faith
risks. Seek the "treasures" hidden Mauro, the U.S. Catholic
within yourself. For answers, call Conference's representative for Young
God. Adult Ministry, urged the 20s and
Sr. Faith Mauro might have placed older, mostly single audience to face
such an advertisement in the local honestly the "big questions" of their
dailies, for that was the message she lives: intimacy, sexuality, spirituality.
brought to more than 100 Catholic "It's not an easy time in our lives,"
young adults who gathered June 13-15 she said. Parental values are being
on Miami Beach for their second an- questioned and new ones are being ex-
nual conference. amined as young people, on their own,
Single young adults share views on God and spirituality after listening to Sr.
Sponsored jointly by the Arch- "develop a vision of how we will live Faith Mauro (below). (Voice photos/Ana Rodriguez-Soto)
bishop's Young Adult Council and our life."
the Archdiocese of Miami's Young But the "dragons" can be turned in-
Adult Ministry, the weekend-long to "delights" if young adults choose
event featured workshops on Christian to learn, rather than hide, from the 'We need to
dating; healthy relationships; alter- deep questions and painful experiences discover the treasures
natives to the "bar scene;" spirituali- that accompany growth.
ty; drug/alcohol addiction; and the "We need to discover the treasures hidden deep in our
God-centered view of sexuality. hidden deep in our souls," Sr. Faith souls... Above power,
Participants also heard actor Ed said. "Above power, above success,
Olmos, who plays Lt. Castillo on the above prestige and recognition, we're above success, above
TV series ''Miami Vice," discuss the looking for peace and self-love and in- prestige and recog-
timacy." nition, we're looking
-—St. Thomas-— She urged that young adults take the
time to simply "sit quietly before our for peace and self-love
president Creator... I think that sometimes I
search so long and so hard for God
honored that I miss God's presence in front of —Sr. Faith Mauro
my eyes and within myself." USCC representative
• • • • • 'ii
• Fr. Patrick O'Neill, president
of St. Thomas University in Opa- And she suggested they look to Jesus for Young Adult Ministry
Locka, was honored during the — a single young adult — as their role
second annual model.
Conference for For Jesus, too, had painful ex-
his "outstand- periences with friendship and in- "All God asks of us is to act justly, "One of the biggest messages here is
ing work" in timacy, Sr. Faith said. His closest to love tenderly, and to walk humbly hospitality," said Kathie Klerk, refer-
the field of friends deserted Him, one even with our God," she said. ring to the rationale behind the now
young adult betrayed Him, and other people In a brief interview later with The annual young adult gathering. "We
ministry. sharply criticized His "very deep and Voice, Sr. Faith said the "real want to make people feel welcome no
In the very special" relationship with Mary challenge" of young adult ministry is matter where they're coming from."
Magdalene. reaching those who have yet to admit Klerk, who coordinated the week-
mid-1970s, Fr. that they need or want God in their
O'Neill saw the end's events, is a member of St. Louis
Fr. O'Neill Jesus' pain and loneliness was not lives, those totally immersed in the sec- parish in South Dade and delegate-at-
need for a spe- ular, superficial "singles" lifestyle.
cial ministry to young adults and much different from that experienced large on the Young Adult Council. She
became the first to coordinate it by young adults today, Sr. Faith said. "We've got to make an invitation to added that, by their example, Catholic
on a national level. From 1974 to So she urged her_ audience to people," she said. "Be open. Not young adults are showing their peers
1980, when he was appointed pres- remember that "we're not in this judge, but listen. Maybe challenge... that "there's a choice. There's an
ident at St. Thomas, he served as alone," and to hang onto faith in God What they're looking for is true love alternative lifestyle that can make you
national director for higher edu- "even when He is distant." and intimacy." very happy."
cation, campus and young adult
ministries for the U.S. Catholic
Fr. O'Neill also has been "very
Bishops: Let Cuban prisoners in
supportive" of young adult pro- In a joint statement issued last agreed, reversing an earlier adminis- generosity of this nation toward all
grams in the Archdiocese of week, Miami's Archbishop Edward tration decision to deny the visas in who suffer persecution be extended to
Miami, said Michael Galligan- McCarthy and Auxiliary Bishop retaliation for the Cuban these men and women who have pro-
Stierle, director of the Archdioc- Agustin Roman urged that Cuban government's refusal to take back ven their loyalty to the ideals of liberty
esan office o f Y o u n g Adult Minis- political prisoners be granted visas to criminals who arrived on the 1980 common to the Americas — liberty
try. • ••- •
". .;• "• ; . enter the United States. Mariel boatlift. that has its roots in Christianity," the
The State Department this week "Today we ask that the proverbial bishops said.
Miami called top evangelizing diocese
Lay leader elected to national post 2,000, half of the Catholic population of Miami influenced her election to the
. NCCE presidency since "nationally
is expected to be Hispanic, the Miami
experience can serve as a preview of we are considered pioneers in evan-
By Araceli Cantero secretary to the Archdiocesan Synod. gelization."
Executive Editor, La Voz the future," she said.
Whelan is the first woman to head She said Archbishop McCarthy is
The Archdiocese of Miami is known among fellow bishops as a
number one in evangelization, and the national evangelization group and, Whelan's job as president of the
in an interview with La Voz, said her three-year old NCCE (she served as staunch supporter of evangelization
recognized as such in the rest of the efforts. "He was the only one who
country, where fellow bishops call election to the post is a sign of maturi- vice-president the last two years) will
ty within the Church, which is recog- be to establish and maintain links with voted against closing the [U.S.
Archbishop Edward McCarthy "the bishops'] national evangelization of-
evangelizing bishop." nizing that women also can be leaders. other national groups such as Renew,
the organization of lay ministers and fice," Whelan said.
That's the opinion of Marsha" She said the fact that she lives in the organization of pastoral planners, "Our task is not measured by the
Whelan, newly-elected president of the Miami will enable her to bring great so that their programs will include a number of converts or statistics on
National Council of Catholic E^n- sensitivity and resources to her new broad view of evangelization. Catholics," she added. "The impor-
gelizers (NCCE), who also happens to job. tant thing is to change society from
be the director of the Archdiocese of ..within, penetrate the culture and give
Miami's Evangelization Office and Whelan is convinced that the fact
"In a country where, by the year that she comes from the Archdiocese each person a sense of mission."
Father Ernesto Garcia-Rubio (left) gets a hug from one of the Nicaraguan lay ministers during the
commissioning Mass. As a farewell gift (right), group members performed typical dances and sang
for Pastoral Center employees. (Voice photos/Ana Rodrjguez-Soto)
Nicaraguans trained here
here often feel an emptiness inside."
(Continued from page 1) Spanish-language newspaper of the
Archdiocese, Bishop Vega said he At the commissioning liturgy, Aux- Prayer Petitions
free of charge by the Lay Ministry of- wanted his lay ministers to see evan- iliary Bishop Agustin Roman praised
fice, consisted of 28 hours of classes — the Nicaraguans as "the most excellent The employees of the Arch-
gelization in a different context, "so diocese of Miami Pastoral Center
on the Bible, spirituality, the Church, that they won't think they're the only of all the visitors" to South Florida
the sacraments and evangelization because "you have come here seeking gather each Monday morning to pray
ones with problems...I think the ex-
techniques. the pearl, the treasure that is the for the intentions ol >ou, our brothers
perience has been more beneficial than
even I imagined." Gospel. And you do not wish to hoard and sisters of the Archdiocese.
The remaining time, up to 40 hours it but to share it." We invite ainone with a prayer
per week, the Nicaraguans spent doing request to write (no phone calls,
pastoral work at Our Lady of Divine Mayra, one of the Nicaraguans, "It really was our gift to be associ- please), to us at this address: Prayer
Providence parish — visiting homes, agreed. "Being a Christian is a prob- ated with them," said Archbishop Mc- Petition, Archdiocese of Miami, 9401
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La Voz judged best
Spanish Church paper
La Voz, the Spanish-language lenge," which reported on a meeting of
newspaper of the Archdiocese of exiled members of the Cuban Youth
Miami, has been judged the best Span- Federation. (Revista Maryknoll and
ish-language Catholic publication in NC News Service tied for first place in-
the United States. this category.)
In the Catholic Press Association's • Best human interest feature: For
annual competition, La Voz took first "In Dios: much more than sewing and
place in every Spanish-language cate- singing," by Cantero. The story dealt
gory: for best news report; best human with a farmworker cooperative that
interest feature; best article; best makes and sells clothes to high-class
editorial; best opinion column; and stores.
general excellence. • Best editorial: "A brave gesture
The judges said La Voz "stands of Church solidarity," by Cantero,
out" above all the other Spanish-lang- which defended the visit of the U.S.
uage publications and was "clearly the bishops to Cuba.
first choice" for general excellence. • Best opinion column: For Fr. Ar-
•J-l "I think the Archdiocese of Miami naldo Bazan's "Wilted Flowers,"
deserves this distinction," said Aracelli which dealt with the custom of placing
Cantero, executive editor of La Voz flowers in funeral parlors. Fr. Bazan is
and herself a multiple award winner, associate pastor at St. Michael Church
both this year and in years past. in Miami.
"Since 1960 and before any other Also winning a third place in this
organization, the Archdiocese has category was Fr. Jose Luis Hernando,
been informing Hispanic Catholics in pastor of St. Benedict Church in
their native language," Cantero said, Hialeah, for his columns on "under-
•w * * *
obviously pleased by the scope of the standing the animals," in particular
paper's win. one about the hedgehog.
The fact that La Voz was honored The Archdiocese of Miami
for general excellence, a distinction it publishes two diocesan newspapers:
had not received previously, shows The Voice for English-language
that "teamwork is essential in the readers and La Voz for Spanish-lang-
Gene Newman (left), Linda Aguirre and Matias Cruz took their RC Cola pro- newspaper business, especially when uage readers. The two publish on
test to Victor Posner's Miami Beach headquarters. (La Voz photo/Araceli the resources are scarce," Cantero alternate weeks and have separate con-
Cantero) said. tent, staffs and editors.
"At La Voz, we are few, but we
Union pickets RC work well," she said. "I hope these
prizes serve to encourage more
Hispanic journalists and more
Archdiocese of Miami
Holding posters that showed car- ing petitions that asked the United Hispanic publications in other
icatures of businessman Victor The Pastoral Center announces
Farmworkers of America (UFW) dioceses." that Archbishop McCarthy has
Posner and urging the public to union to represent them. The About 30 Catholic newspapers in made the following appointments:
boycott the products of his Royal workers were replaced by others the United States publish columns or The Reverend Monsignor
Crown Company, a group of farm- who were not associated with the sections in Spanish. Award selections William Dever — to Pastor. St.
workers demonstrated in front of Union. are made from these entries. The Helen Church, Fort Lauderdale. ef-
the R.C. Cola building in.-Miami * Mattas'-Cruz; representative of general excellence category Is'bperi on-" fective June 21,1986.
Beach recently to protest what they the UFW, said that on various oc- ly to magazines, newspapers or news- - The Reverend William Etbert —
called Posner's unfair labor prac- casions the union has fried to letters — national and diocesan — to pursue higher studies, effective
tices. negotiate with R.C. Cola to raise which are published entirely in August 13.1986.
Gene Newman, 45, holding one the wages of farmworkers. But the Spanish. Currently, there are nine. The Reverend John Hartley, OMI
of the posters, said, "We're not try- company says it has nothing to do In addition to general excellence, — to Administrator, St. Stephen
ing to destroy Posner but to make with them. Instead, it allows La Voz also won first place in each of Church, Miramar, e f f e c t i v e
him understand that we're also Adams Packing to hire non-union the following categories: September 2, 1986, upon nomi-
human beings." workers and pay them 55 cents for • Best news report: For Cantero's nation by his Superior.
Newman and 400 others lost their every 90-pound basket picked, "It's Our Church," a report on the 3rd The Reverend Francis Flanagan.
jobs with Adams Packing Assoc, a rather than the 92 cents a basket the OMI — to Associate Pa9tor, St
National Hispanic Encuentro; Stephen Church, Miramar, effec-
subsidiary of RC Cola, after sign- union is asking for. • Best article: For Ligia Guillen's tive September 2,1986, upon nomi-
"To be Christian in Cuba is a chal- nation by his Superior.
i priest remembers singer Kate Smith
By Marjorie L. Donohue director of the Substance Abuse Divi- O'Sullivan added. "She was a deeply
Special to The Voice beautiful voice.
sion of Catholic Community Services, religious woman who walked with "Kate Smith had a deep and abiding
While Americans throughout the recalled his first meeting with her in God and Christ every day of her life."
nation mourned the death of singer love for America and her appreciation
1964, when he served as an associate Although she was very depresssed of this great country was one of the
Kate Smith on June 17, one priest pastor in Sacred Heart Church, Lake after Collins' death, she "found con-
from Miami felt a personal loss with great themes of her life. Her inspiring
Worth. solation in her faith and was a bubbly presence will be sorely missed by a
the news of her passing. "She had a condominium on the woman full of life and good cheer," he
Father Sean O'Sullivan, presently country which badly needs someone to
ocean " he recalled, "and came there said. "Her presence dominated every- sing its praises," Father O'Sullivan ad-
to live after the death of her manager one in the room because of her great ded.
and close friend, Ted Collins, whom personality and when she would occa-
Give-a-Gift she greatly admired because of his
deep faith and adherence to
sionally sing a hymn during the Sun-,
day Liturgy at Sacred Heart Church,
At age 58, the 79-year-old singer,
who was best known for her singing of
"God Bless America," was baptized in
Send a subscription to: Catholicism. She attended Mass at parishioners would be standing three- St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid,
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St. Gregory's Frank Marciante, who placed first in several of the track and field events, strains to
finish the 100-yard dash ahead of his classmates. At right, ChristopherAlvershine, a first-grader at St. « •
Gregory's, exerts a similar effort to throw the softball as far as he can. (Voice photos/A.R. Soto/B. Ken-
Go /orit! First thru fourth-graders
compete in track and field
It started out as a kind of competition between coaches. Whose athletes were
better? St. Gregory School's athletic director Mike Higgins claimed his were.
But his wife, Lisa D'Addio Higgins, physical education teacher at St. David
School, disagreed. Then they realized there were no track-and-field compe-
titions for students in first through fourth grades, so they decided to organize
their own. Last Saturday, at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauder-
dale, about 50 of their students (with cheering parents in tow) showed up to
compete in several events: running long jump, standing broad jump, softball
throw, 50-yard dash and 100-yard dash. Ribbons were awarded to the three top
finishers from each grade in each event, but everyone got an honorable
mention at the end. D'Addio Higgins said the all-volunteer meet was so
successful she and her husband are planning to make it an annual event and
invite participants from other Broward elementary schools.
Alejandra Hering, a first-grader from
St. Gregory's, breezes through the
finish line during the 50-yard dash
while her classmate (left) Anna
DiMarco holds up award ribbons. A. St. David's fourth-grader takes a stab at the running long
(Voice photos/B. Kennedy/A.R. Soto) jump. (Voice photo/A.R. Soto)
Operation Pedro Pan 'kids' hold reunion,
make plans to help today's refugees
By Ligia Guillen decades ago, they gathered at Boys- feared they might never see their sons Miami "camps" or group homes. The
La Voz Staff Writer town June 18 to say "Thanks, and daughters again, but accepted that "Thanks, America" picnic was cele-
America." risk as the price of freedom. brated in one of them, known then as
The rain fell hard and heavy all day, Matecumbe, now as Boystown, a
but it didn't dampen the spirits of The carnival-style reunion brought Between 1960 and 1964, Operation Catholic shelter for dependent boys.
about 200 party-minded Cuban- together men and women who, in the Pedro Pan (Spanish for Peter Pan)
Americans and their families. Bringing early 1960s, arrived in this country as brought about 7,000 unaccompanied Msgr. Bryan Walsh, the Irish priest
umbrellas and memories of two children alone, sent by parents who Cuban children, ages 7 to 19, to five (Continued on page 17)
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THE VOICE Miami, Florida Friday, June 27,1986 PAGE 11
Patriotism and Catholics
A Christian citizen
needs to find ways of
joining love of country
with much wider
By John A. Coleman, S.J.
Jesuit scholar John Courtney Murray once
reminded his fellow Americans that as Catholics
we belong to a tradition and heritage richer, old-
er and wider than our nation's. We belong to a
worldwide church which makes us, in some real
sense, brothers and sisters to men and women
in Bolivia, Kenya and Hong Kong.
The question then arises: How does this wider
worldview influence the way a Catholic regards
patriotism, the love of one's own country?
Thomas Aquinas lists patriotism as a virtue
under the rubric of pietas. Loyal adherence to
one's native city-state or ethnic people (the
modern nation-state did not yet exist in Aquinas'
era) is akin to piety toward family and church.
Like every loyalty short of our loyalty to God,
patriotism always stands under dual judgment.
First, patriotism is subordinate to our higher
loyalties to God, and second, the ground of loyal-
ty to any group (family, school, business, nation)
is dependent on the intrinsic purposes and just
goals of that group.
We are not bound to blind loyalty toward our
families if they are destructive of their members agine that we can make an unmediated jump to authentic patriotism. Apple notes that "there
or so deeply pathological as to undermine family becoming and being "citizens of the entire isn't much agreement on what constitutes
life. The obligation to national loyalty, similarly, world" without need for a particular hearth, patriotic or unpatriotic conduct. When people
changes when one's nation subverts justice, homeland, culture and national temper. This say they are patriotic they may well mean dif-
liberty and the common good. Since the nation abstract view — profoundly anti-Christian in its ferent things." It has always been this way.
is always linked to our own fate, in these circum- nonhistorical and anti-incamational approach — Alisdair Maclntyre notes in his book, After Vir-
stances piety toward the nation calls for compli- strikes me as idealistic and naive. The Irish poet tue, "To belong to any tradition is to engage ac-
ance to its just laws but also active resistance to William Butler Yeats knew better. He claimed. tively in a lively argument about the goods of
any unjust policies. So thought patriots such as that tradition."
Thoreau, Emerson and Martin Luther King in the There were ominous signs of inauthentic
United States, Corazon Aquino in the Philippines _. 'Piety toward the nation patriotism in Apple's report. For example, by a
and Lech Walesa in PolandTThe legacy of the margin of two to one, U:S. citizens prefer a
Nuremberg trials passing judgment on German ca$s for compliance To its just suicidal nuclear destruction (in a cataclysm that
collaboration in Hitler's evil illustrates the same laws but also active resistance will destroy other nations as well) to tolerating
principle from another perspective. Russian domination. Frightening, too, was the
Authentic patriotism demands an active and to any unjust policies. So statistic showing that a majority of U.S. citizens,
critical stance. It is not a passive virtue. We can thought such patriots as when asked, were willing to override the Bill of
fail by excess or by defect. We fail by excess Rights to deny extremist groups the right to hold
when our patriotism is too uncritical or premised Thoreau, Emerson and Martin nonviolent protests. Further, wealthier U.S.
on an unjust disparagement of other cultures or Luther King in the United citizens were very conditional in their allegiance
infringes their inherent right to self-determina- to this country. "They were more likely than the
tion. States, Corazon Aquino in the poor and uneducated to say they would leave the
A thinking patriot knows that we have loyalties country if they could double their income."
and obligations beyond our land to common Philippines and Lech Walesa Apple concludes his essay with an appeal for
humanity and to a global common good. in Poland.' a "higher" patriotism which, he claims "has
Catholics in the United States especially, as always consisted in constructive criticism in the
members of an international church, should feel search for ways to improve, if not to perfect,
these bonds of solidarity keenly. They stand in "One can only reach out to the universe with a what we love." Whether we like it or not* respon-
judgment on national pride. They led our U.S. gloved hand — that glove is one's nation, the on- sibility for our nation — for its many blessings
bishops, through solidarity with the church in El ly thing one knows even a little of." . and for its defects — is part of our destiny as
Salvador, to question current governmental The dangers in excessive, chauvinistic patriot- U.S. citizens. Through authentic patriotism we .
policies. Making an absolute out of national ism are real, persistent and in need of constant, can call it to its highest ideals and destiny.
sovereignty or self-interest is sinful. I look each critical monitoring. We do well, as Christians, to On occasions when I have lived abroad,
day on my wall at a poster I brought from the underscore the conditioned nature of our loyal- especially when I have been in contact with
Vicariate of Solidarity in Santiago, Chile. The ties to the nation. They are always "under God" American missionaries — in Zambia, Bolivia and
poster shows mothers holding placards asking, and under the judgment of justice. We belong to Chile — I have always come back both more
"Where are they?" — their missing children mur- a worldwide church whose saints, past and pre- aware of just how American I already am and am
dered by a bloody regime. As a Catholic I feel sent, have had to choose between God and destined to remain (often more proud of some of
ties which bind me to those mothers. As a Caesar. But we equally make a major mistake if our American traits) and convinced of the need
patriot I am ashamed of the ways the U.S. we pretend that patriotism is always or usually for an active, critical patriotism informed by my
government helped the Pinochet regime to power dangerous. Patriotism is also a duty, a genuine deepest loyalties as an American Catholic
and supported it until quite recently. virtue and a moral good by building community citizen. Tied both to our nation's highest pur-
Only airy abstract thinkers, however, will im- for national purpose and for relating to the wider poses and to membership in a worldwide church,
world. Catholic patriotism will always look for ways to
Jesuit Father John Coleman, a sociologist, is A thoughtful article in the New York Times join authentic patriotism to a wider human
professor of religion and society at the Jesuit Sunday magazine by R. W. Apple Jr. entitled solidarity.
School of Theology, Berkeley, California. "New Stirrings of Patriotism," raises the issue of (Reprinted from Maryknoll Magazine)
—Freedom quotes —
"The Fourth of July is a day to give thanks to God,
for all that our forefathers accomplished and a time to "I'll just tell you what I am going to do. I am going to
renew the national effort on behalf of the poor and fast that day, keep away from the hoopla and observe
homeless. Especially this year, as we celebrate the the day the way Christians ought to. It should be a day
restoration of the Statue of Liberty, I think we should of repentance and atonement for everything, like Yom
again celebrate-the^aenievements of the past 210 years Kippur is for the Jews. The current crimes are, of course
and also address the many challenges needed to im- Nicaragua and El Salvador, the arms race, neglect of
prove our way of life — a greater measure of world the poor and the homeless. The list is pretty large."
peace and a higher level of economic and social justice —Rev. Daniel Berrigan, S.J.,
for more people." Anti-war activist, writer
—Bishop James Malone, president,
National Conference of Catholic Bishops
Will 'Lady' survive
another 100 years?
At this time when we are about to commemorate the refurbished image of
our Statue of Liberty, and in so doing celebrate those symbolized liberties, it
should be worthwhile to ask ourselves where those liberties are taking us.
What kind of nation is Lady Liberty presiding over and what kind of nation
will we be when the Lady is another hundred years old?
We have discussed here before the neutering of our value system by
sanitizing any religious values from the public institutions.
Now ColumfiS magazine has devoted a whole issue to the secularization
of America. It makes devastating reading.
One author chronicles the American Civil Liberties Union assault on
religious expression in our public institutions, arguing that ACLU is the
chief architect of the secularization of America's soul. The article describes
how Rep. Henry Hyde, after sponsoring abortion-restricting legislation, was
spied on by the ACLU which searched his mail, observed him going into
church, receiving Communion and reading the Bible. ACLU used this in
court to challenge his legislation as being a breach of church and state.
ACLU lost in this instance, apparently oblivious to the irony in the use of
such Gestapo tactics by a "civil liberties" organization.
However, the article also lists numerous successful ACLU court cases
chipping away at religious content in public life.
The magazine, in other articles, also cites the tremendous destruction of
values in the entertainment media and the public schools, both of which are
the great molders of America's youth who spend most of their time in the
grips of one or the other.
And the government itself is cited as a major part of the problem,
fostering anti-family legislation that rewards non-marriage, penalizes parents
who want to educate their children with religious values, helps in the
destruction of unborn life, and in many other ways advances the myth of
- America is still the greatest nation on earth, and perhaps the best single
hope for a future world that can move forward in peace and mutual
cooperation toward conquering poverty and need. But the mantle of that
kind of leadership carries with it a great burden that can be borne only on a
foundation of rock-like character. Such character flows not from the shifting
sands of selfish individualism but a hard belief in God-oriented values.
George Washington was not sectarian in his orientation but was firm in his
belief in God and thus was able to weather every hardship of frostbite and
hunger at Valley Forge when others would have quit.
As a nation we must not segregate all religion frorrrour nation's But with open acknowledgment of our spiritual reliance, this nation can
institutions or we will eventually segregate our nation's soul to the ghetto of be the guiding light of the world, as symbolized by the torch in the hand of
failed societies. the Lady whose one-hundredth year we celebrate this coming week.
SS-24 and the SS-25 (in violation of Even worse, since the Soviets and
Catholic cemetery Archbishop right the SALT II), et al. their cronies are notorious for break-
provides service on clinic issue Furthermore, I do not share her
view that it is myth-making to con-
ing agreements, the chances are
good that they will default on these
Editor: sider the Soviet Union an "evil em- loans and the American people will be
I wish to commend Archbishop Mc- pire." Especially when you consider stuck with the losses. Either the
I am disappointed in the recent Carthy for his clear and concise stand that the Soviets starved to death at depositors will lose their money or
advertisement-type article appearing on the school-health clinic issue as least seven million Ukrainians in the the taxpayers will have to foot the bill
in The Voice, describing the "Catholic printed in the Miami Herald June 12th 1930s, killed over one million Afghans to cover federal insurance. Many
section of Woodlawn Park Cemetery, "Readers' Forum." since their 1979 invasion, broke billions of dollars are involved and
South." The article promotes what One might wonder why more of the Solidarity in Poland, probably put the every taxpayer will feel the bite. So do
this non-sectarian cemetery bills as a laity do not express themselves like- contract out on the Pope, massacred something about it.
Roman Catholic Section, a claim wise in the secular press on moral 269 innocent civilians on KAL 007, —Cornelius U. Morgan
which has caused confusion and con- matters. Some of us have tried and and failed to inform anyone for three Baltimore, Md.
cern among those seeking burial in a have done so but the Herald appears days after having the world's worst
cemetery owned and maintained by
the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.
to ignore our letters but does not
hesitate to print contrary views at
nuclear disaster. Irreverent tide
While I agree with Sr. Ma^y Evelyn
The Archdiocese of Miami operates times. that we should strive to make "war sweeping country
two cemeteries: Our Lady of Mercy, in Anyhow, it took the Archbishop to obsolete," we must realize that our Editor:
Miami, and Our Lady Queen of put the point across to the secular highest priority as a nation is to A rising tide sofirrfevferehce -is
public on this particular matter. preserve our freedoms. Winston Chur-
Heaven, in Fort Lauderdale. Both sweeping our country.1 I refer to the
cemeteries are being continually —G.N.Pitzen chill said it best when he stated, "If a boldly increasing use of cussing;
renovated and developed to serve the Stuart country ever places a higher value on mockery and blasphemous scripts of
' Catholics of South Florida with tradi- peace than ,it does freedom, it will film, stage, TV shows and even news-
tional ground burial as well as crypt Soviets are ones probably lose both." casts, depicting all manner of anti-
burial in Chapel and Garden —Scott D. Lofman God and anti-Christ fiction.
Mausolea. As non-profit entities, the double-talking Miami Of, course, there is nothing new
Archdiocesan Cemeteries provide Editor: about blasphemy arid sacrilege. They
Catholics reasonable and economical In a recent Voice interview, Sr. Mary American banks are the devil's own language — or the
burial. A single mausoleum crypt in
the "Catholic" section of Woodlawn
Evelyn Jegen of Pax Christi implied
that the United States is not nego- helping Soviets? ravings of the mentally ill. But when a
supposed-to-be respectable ABC
South sells for $4,450 with 10.85 per- tiating "in good faith" with the Soviet Editor: reporter like Peter Jennings in his
cent financing. A comparable crypt at Union at the arms control talks. The American people are financing May 20th broadcast closes his pro-
Catholic Cemeteries is offered for If she were to look at the facts and the Soviets and their satellite nations gram (taped in Miami) thanking local
$2,450 with 72 months to pay and no not the rhetoric, however, she would in their expansionist movements TV stations and city officials for the
finance charges. find that it is the Soviets who do not throughout the world. courteous welcome and ends up star-
negotiate in good faith as evidenced How can this be? The Soviets and ing at the heaven with a cynical thank
When Catholics are faced with the
by the lack of free elections in Poland their cronies can't afford these proj- you to that "character" up there for
decision of selecting burial location,
(in violation of the Yalta Agreement), ects on their faltering economy so holding off the thunder and rain, one
the Catholic Cemeteries of the Arch-
the internal exile of Sakharov (in viola- they borrow the money from feels that all natural reactions of rev-
diocese provide a sacred enclosure of
tion of the Helsinki Accords), the use American banks at lower rates of in- erence and sense of propriety have
dignity and beauty reflecting our faith
of child-maiming toy bombs in terest than we Americans can borrow. been reversed. For when you give God
in the resurrection.
Afghanistan (in violation of the But this money belongs to the such a cheap second place, with
—Father Kenneth D. Whittaker Conventional Weapons Treaty), the depositors and so we Americans are cynical derision you give Him no
Archdiocesan Director of deployment of two new Intercontin- financing the Sovietization of our place at all. —Edward Starks
Catholic Cemeteries ental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMS) — the world and our own destruction. Buffalo, N.Y.
PAGE 12 / Miami, Florida / THE VOICE / Friday, June 27,1986
of Lost children
Last Sunday I heard a thought-provoking sermon on
forbidden the subject of why so many youths are rejecting the
church. The priest said that our children are not being
taught to "know God." He used an analogy to get at the BY
books root of the problem, as he sees it.
"Many of you work in the business world," he said.
"You know that marketing and selling products requires
Q. I am a convert of several years to
the Catholic faith. A few days ago a strong visual images. The same is true with God. Our
friend (Catholic all his life) mentioned children need an image of God in order to know him."
something I never heard of before, the After Mass, the priest told me that sometimes he
Index of Forbidden Books. Is there wishes he could talk the way the fundamentalist preach- We must be honest in asking ourselves what children
such a list of forbidden books? What ers on television do. "I wish I could allow myself to show get at church. On Sundays they sit through Masses that
does that mean? (Pennsylvania) excitement and emotion. The message of Jesus is often have little meaning to them and hearsermons they
ecstatic. But the people don't want to hear that," he don't relate to since they have little to do with their daily
said. lives. • ' . *
I'm afraid he's right. The more educated society has Most parishes do little to involve kids in Christian
BY FR. become, the more we shun our feelings in favor of ra- work to help the poor, the sick or the needy. How many
tional analysis. And the richer we've become, the more parishes have ongoing programs to help with drug
JOHN we relate to things instead of spiritual values and pas- abuse, teen pregnancies, teen depression and lone-
DIETZEN sion. liness and despair?
Do we expect our children and youth, who have not The reality is that when our children go off to start
yet reached an intellectual maturity, to be drawn to the their adult lives, many leave the church. When they
church for its intellectual appeal? Perhaps we should decide to marry, many still want a church wedding. This
stop and ask ourselves: What are we really offering our could be a perfect time to welcome them back into the
yong people today? fold.
A. Almost from the beginning, the When I was growing up, the power of the church's But, increasingly, these young couples are meeting
Catholic Church has recognized that authority was so deeply woven into the fabric of our with judgment against them. A young woman came to
what people read has enormous lives that the church had a great hold on an emotional me in tears just today because a priest told her she
potential influence, for good or bad, level. could not have a Catholic wedding simply because she
on their faith. That is no longer true today. And nothing of equal was not officially registered with any parish.
emotional appeal has been put in its place to bind young There are many complex reasons why the church is
For example, this is one reason Catholics to the church. losing young people. We owe it to them to examine what
Christian people were always so care- If Christ's teachings are to have any meaning to our we are doing wrong.
ful,that translations and copies of the children, there has to bean emotional appeal in addition The real tragedy is that our children need the church
Sacred Scriptures were as accurate to the intellectual. They have to feel the joy and peace of — even if they are too young to realize it now. Everyone
as humanly possible. Among the Christ. of us eventually reaches a point where life on earth only
most colorful documents we possess But how canthey if we are too sophisticated, rational makes sense through faith in God.
from early Christian centuries are let- and modern to express the true excitement of Christ's Without the necessary foundation, I'm afraid that
ters that flowed between the early message? And how can they feel it if the church isn't many of our children will reach that point as adults, only
theologians and saints arguing over touching our children's real emotional needs? to find themselves lost in a sea of despair.
the most appropriate translation of a
word in the Bible.
By the fifth century this concern
was already shown toward other
writings and what later became the In-
dex of Prohibited Books came into
This was simply a list* of books '" About" a yearago 1 received a rettertrom a 30-year-old
relating to religion, Christian religion man from the mid-West who was deeply troubled about
particularly, that members of trie his sexual promiscuity. He felt he had lost all control of
church were not to read without suf- his life. His room was cluttered with pornography. He BYFR.
ficient preparation and background. was spending over $5,000 a year on prostitutes, and his JOHN CATOIR
self-respect was at an all-time low.
The index continued, in one fashion
or another, up to our time. Gradually, I phoned him, and we had a long chat. "You can't put
particularly in this century, this sort out a fire with dry wood," I said. "If you are serious about
of prohibition against printing, selling recovering your sanity, you will have to rid your room of
or reading certain books was greatly all the porn and eventually try to clean your mind of it
mitigated and now is repealed alto- too." Then I began speculating. "Why not go to some lusted after. We became true addicts: promiscuity, adul-
gether. The new (1983) Code of Canon Alcoholics Anonymous meetings? Even though you tery, dependency relationships and more fantasy. We
Law contains no provision for such a have a different problem, just being among them might were addicted to the intrigue, the tease, the forbidden.
prohibition of books. help you to draw strength from their courage." He This produced guilt, self-hatred, remorse, emptiness
agreed to try it. and pain, and we were driven ever inward away from
Approval by proper church authori- reality, from love* lost inside ourselves... but we dis-
ties is still required for certain types Some months later I got a letter from him explaining covered we could stop... that sex indeed was optional."
of publications either before or after that at an A.A. meeting he learned about S.A. (Sex- I recently received this note from him, "I'm entering
they are printed. These include mainly aholics Anonymous) and was attending their meetings my fifth month into the journey of discovering who God
editions of the Bible, liturgical and regularly. He said there were about 12 chapters in towns meant me to be; it is a very enlightening journey filled
devotional books and books intended and cities within driving distance of him. I had never with many obstacles which do not nearly seem as insur-
to be used as texts for religious heard of S.A. and asked him for more information. mountable as before."
instruction (see especially canons I think he's making wonderful progress. If you would
824-828). These provisions are consid- He sent me a brochure, and this is what they say like more information on S.A., write to S.A., P.O. Box
erably less restrictive than in previous about themselves: "Sexahofics Anonymous is a fellow- 300, Simi Valley, Ca. 93062. As in A.A., everything is
church law. ship of men and women who share their experience, strictly confidential.
strength and hope with each other that they may solve
The. church,.of course, retains the their common problem and help others to stop lusting For a free copy of the Christopher News Notes,
same concerns for the integrity of our and become sexually sober... Many of us felt inade- "Human Sexuality," send a stamped, self-addressed
faith as in the past. The shift is to- quate, unworthy, alone and afraid... we tuned out with envelope to The Christophers, 12 E. 48th St., New York,
ward a different understanding of the fantasy and masturbation. We lusted and wanted to be NY 10017.
purpose of church law.
As the Canon Law Society of
America explains: "The purpose of
this legislation has partially changed,
from a rather paternalistic attempt to
protect the faith and morals of the
Time capsules By Frank Morgan
people by safeguarding them from
harmful religious publications, to a
more restrained and positive effort to
assure that those writings which ex-
press the church's prayers and
beliefs do so accurately" ("The Code
'Eureka! I've found it'
of Canon Law: A Text and Com- Archimedes was a Greek mathematician of the third which to stand and a lever long enough and I will move
mentary"). century before Christ, who lived most of his life in his the earth." He also invented the first elevator. It was a
native Syracuse in Sicily where he was on friendly terms hand-wound lift that was designed to carry a single pas-
(A free brochure, "Infant Baptism: with the royal family. One day the ruler of Syracuse, senger. He also raised water from a lower level to a
Catholic Practice Today," is available Hieron, asked him to determine if the royal crown was higher level with his "Archimedean screw."
by sending a stamped, self-addressed pure gold or alloyed with silver. Archimedes was per-
envelope to Father Oietzen, Holy plexed until one morning in the public baths he sud- And when the Romans attacked Syracuse by sea in
Trinity Church, 704 N. Main St., denly realized that pure gold would displace a different 214 B.C., Archimedes installed a giant concave mirror on
Bloomington, III. 61701.) amount of water than silver. He rushed from the baths, the shore. He placed the mirror so that it magnified the
(Questions for this column should naked, to his home shouting, "Eureka!" (I have found it!) sun's rays, then focused them on the Roman ships
be addressed to Father Dietzen, Holy which ignited in seconds. But eventually the Romans
Trinity Church, 704 N, Main St., Archimedes also invented the crowbar. It was he who conquered Syracuse and Archimedes died at their
Bloomington, Ml. 61701.) said of his crowbar or lever, "Give me another place on hands at the young age of 25.
Miami, Florida / THE VOICE / Friday, June 27,1986 / PAGE 13
Tips for a concerned grandparent
Dear Mary: I am concerned about my grandson. BY one. What interests or expertise does he have that
He steals. He is 22 years old, and I strongly you might use? Many young men, for example,
suspect he has been stealing since he was a small DR. JAMES know a great deal about cars. Perhaps you are
child. He thinks it is all right to steal from some AND MARY thinking about buying a new or used car or
people and firms, but not others. I have heard my perhaps your car needs repairs. Ask his advice on
daughter reprimand him, but I have never heard my KENNY the subject.
son-in-law say anything to him. My daughter and Sometimes grandparents would like to travel
son-in-law left the church a long time ago, so he but do not like to drive for long periods of time. An
has no training in religion. I know it is only a matter adult grandchild can make an ideal traveling com-
of time until he gets into real trouble. Is there any- panion. A young adult grandchild might be eager
thing I can do?—Ohio. discipline. Perhaps that is why you have not heard to drive and might enjoy taking a trip with you.
your son-in-law "reprimand" him. It is doubtful Your own knowledge of your grandson can sug-
The problem you pose applies not only to grand- that a reprimand would be effective with an adult gest other areas which might bring you together.
parents, but other relatives and close friends when child. You, as a grandparent, have even less Share information with him. Share experiences
they see a difficult situation within a family. What responsibility for his behavior than his parents do. with him. Let him know that you think he is a ter-
can you do? What should you do? Since your facts may be doubtful and your rific person.
First, be very certain of your facts. How do you responsibility non-existent, it is not your business In short, ignore the whole matter of stealing, a
know your grandson steals? Have you observed to take action regarding your grandson's behavior. matter you cannot and should not get involved-' \
him personally? Has he told you all about it? All of And it is even more doubtful that you would be Instead, act like a grandparent. Let him know v .
us, when we talk about other people, have a able to take effective action if you did try. you are interested in him, you care about him and
tendency to emphasize or exaggerate the point we Is there anything you can do? Certainly. You can you think he is wonderful. In the long run, he just
are trying to make. Unless you live within the act like a grandparent. Grandparents believe that might measure up to your opinion.
immediate family, you are not likely to get the their grandchildren are the most beautiful people
facts of a situation with complete accuracy. on earth. Grandparents are interested in their Reader questions on family living and child care
Second, supposing that your grandson does grandchildren's activities and are proud of their to be answered in print are invited. Address ques-
steal, there is very little effective direct action that achievements. Grandparents Jove their grandchil- tions to the Kennys, Box 872, St. Joseph's College,
you can or should take. Your grandson is an adult. dren unconditionally, just for being themselves. Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.
Even his parents are not responsible for his Your grandson is a young adult. Treat him like (NC News Services)
Life with a moody person
"I had a terrible weekend," a wife said. "My hus- allow her to make them miserable just because
band was moody the entire time. He slumped she is.
around and groused at me and the kids. But you Another way of dealing with it is to confront bad
-know what really bugged me? BY moods openly. "Look, I'm not the one who chewed
you out at work or who stole your equalizer. If
"When someone dropped in on Saturday and DOLORES you're going to take it out on someone, look else-
again when we went to church on Sunday, he was
charming and cheerful. Then when we were alone CURRAN where." This response tells the moody person that
he went right back into his bad mood." he must go to the source for relief not to innocent
She speaks to a familiar pattern — the person parties.
who falls into temporary moodiness at home. He Naturally, there are times we should be sen-
or she is pleasant outside the home but isabearto sitive to situations that caused a loved one tem-
live with when in a dark mood.; callyrmoody pefsons: who.create family: tension/:,! •: porary depression,^ That's, what- ;betno^. fafn#y is-- al I
These people often use their behavior to get atten- about. But if one member is.crtronically moody and
Moodiness is tough on families. The moody per- tion and to control others. They assume the family uses his bad mood to manipulate the family, it
son withdraws, answering in monosyllables or not will accommodate them and the grumpier they: becomes destructive and childish.
at all, refusing to be pleased. And the family tip- become, the more the family accommodates them. Dr. Peter Purpura, a Long Island psychologist,
toes around trying to find the cause. It becomes a family game, with the pouter always says, "A partner's withdrawal conveys the sense
"I have to play search and destroy when he's in winning. that you don't exist. It is a quiet, sullen accusation
one of his moods," a woman said. "When he's mad How, then, do families deal effectively with a that you and the world have failed to make him
at his boss or the dog, why does he take it out on chronically moody member? By acknowledging happy."
us?" and then ignoring her. By saying something like, Mood control is learned in childhood. That's
It isn't always the husband, of course. Wives "We'll stay away from you, dear. We can see you're why we must not reward children who use moods
and kids, particularly teenagers, can lapse into having a bad day." to manipulate others. We must teach them that we
sullen silence and daylong frowns. When this hap- This response puts the responsibility where it are not going to allow their moods to.affect us. In-
pens, the rest of the family usually takes it per- belongs, on the moody one, not on the family. It stead of trying to make them happy we can en-
sonally. "Why is she mad at me?" tells that person that she's the one with the prob- courage them to find their own way out of bad
The moody person may be depressed for no lem and that the family will cooperate by staying moods.
identifiable reason. He just doesn't want to be away and refusing to kowtow to the bad mood. If we permit their mood to sabotage family har-
happy. When others try to cheer him up, it deepens When the moody one is ready to interact mony, we are teaching them to be moodyspouses.
his gloom. pleasantly again, the family will be there, but And future families will inherit the problem.
All of us are moody at times. But it's the chroni- they're giving notice that they are not going to (Alt Publishing Co.)
Widowed and single again
By Sister Virginia McCall emerge, life takes on a new beauty and meaning. spouse would have wanted. Sometimes they cor.
Director of Ministry to Separated Inner resources begin to surface which may have tinue to see or to hear their departed partner. This
and Divorced, Family Enrichment been hidden throughout the marriage. These are is a most common and real experience.
Center the resources so necessary to the development of Mildred once told of looking up towards the
a single-again self image. door and seeing Charlie come towards her and
It is extremely difficult for the widowed person The widowed person often resists these signs then suddenly disappear. She couldn't understand
to regain a sense of direction and meaning of emerging independence at first. The shock of what was happening and it disturbed and frighten-
because of the intensity of the loss of one who is the death often leaves one numb and unable to ab- ed her. It was only in sharing this experience that
most significant and loved. Part of this struggle is sorb the immensity of what has happened. There she discovered this was a common happening.
often the acceptance Of oneself as a single person must be time to mourn the loss of the spouse. She wanted Charlie back so badly and thought
after years of being part of a couple. But the time comes when one must move on, about him sooften that there were times she could
which isn't always easy. Often there are feelings actually see and hear him. >
A single-person identity doesn't appear over- of guilt when one thinks of going out on ofte's There came a time when Mildred had to bury
night, but slowly emerges from events of life dur- own, of making a new life for oneself. These feel- Charlie... not only physically but emotionally.
ing the first weeks and months of living alone. ings need to be admitted and seen for what they While not denying her love :$or him and a very real
Ever so gradually small, insignificant actions are,., burdening, yet unrealistic. presence which she felt, Mildred had to say,
begin to move one towards a new sense of being. Certainly, as one begins to grow as a single per- "Charlie, you're dead. I miss you terribly. I want
One becomes aware that the sun does continue to son he or she is in no way denying the joy, comfort you to be with me but the reality is that you are
shine; I can see new life begin to take form all and companionship felt "while in the presence of not. So I wilNet you go."
around me after the barrenness of a long winter; their spouse. It is merely another way of contin- This was a difficult thing for Mildred to do, Yet it
mastering a task (cooking a meal, balancing a uing through life seeking new options for growth enabled her to accept the finality of Charlie's
checkbook) that was formerly done by my spouse; and happiness while at the same time cherishing death. She still thought of him and their happy
or simply being able to enjoy time alone without the past. . times together, but she was able to go on with her
feeling lonely- Many times the widowed person tends to make life, to grow through the experience of her loss
As one begins to see these awarenesses decisions in the light of what their deceased and to be at peace with herself.
PAGE 14 / Miami, Florida / THE VOICE / Friday, June 27,1986
Does lamp of Iiberty shine on TV?
A Catholic TV critic's meditation oh build-ups — it so pollutes the atmo-
the Statue of Liberty, which will be sphere that freedom 'Cannot be
the focal point of Fourth of July breathed. . *
celebrations next week: • "The wretched refuse of your
• "Give me your tired, your poor, teeming shore. Send these, the home-
your huddled masses" — On televi- less, tempest-tossed to me" — How
sion, people are rarely tired or poor or
7 lift my lamp beside
the golden door' —or
BY is Mat golden arches?
BREIG does TV treat people who aren't
blond, thin and perfectly toothed?,
Does it even show such folks?
Foreigners, on the tube, are usually
the enemy. Cliches and stereotypes
huddled together to ward off cold or abound. Italians are crooks, French
fright or danger. Occasionally, a women are morally loose, Germans
special will explore the plight of the are stiff-backed martinets, Hispanics
homeless, but, usually, we see the are lazy.
columned homes of the Ewings and. And you can look a long time
Colbys. before seeing anyone on television
If people get tired on TV, it's •from who is from Cambodia, Vietnam, Haiti
cheating eaGh other or cheating on or El Salvador, four nations which
each other. No one works. Cliff Hux- have sent a lot of new Americans to
table lounges; detectives like the us from their teeming shores.
Brothers Simon seem to put out effort • "I lift my lamp beside the golden
in five-minute spurts; businessmen door" — Or is that golden arches?
and women have endless hours for The latest TV innovation is the
barbecues and'sailing in yachts. 15-second commercial so that even
As for poverty, when was the last more ad messages can be beamed at
time you watched a regular series us every day. This constant drumming
about poor people? Shows like "San- on bur minds, like a leaky faucet,
ford and Son" or "Good Times," anesthetizes us to any other input.
which focused on the lower economic We concentrate only on the buy-buy
"masses," have gone into rerun obli- theme and ignore the materialism it
vion. In their place have come the rich inspires.
and famous. SPACECAMPERS — Kate Capshaw, center, plays an astronaut who pro- Dp we own enough? Are we pretty
• "Yearning to breathe free" — vides guidance for a group of bright teenagers, who through a mis- enough? Will we be accepted in this
Freedom is becoming more and more adventure, end up on a space voyage. The USCC rates the wholesome film, car or that one?
associated with violence in the media "A-1," general patronage, and calls it "interesting entertainment..." (NC
As you watch the Statue of Liberty
and the Rambo-ism of films will soon celebration, I'd like you to keep in
spill over into more TV shows like mind that, as great as television is
'The A-Team." Hulk Hogan, he of the convents as well as in flattening grap- and sick and aged and disabled are when it brings us something like that,
massive chest which puffs out even piers? pushed aside because there is no it can also work against what the
farther wnen near a flag; pummels Ira- Did> America nurture freedom in money left for them? Mother of Exiles stands for. Even
nians and Russians to the delight of order to ignore the pbor and tired America is not great when it whips more so, it can work against what
screaming fans. Do people take that while more and more billions are midgets. It is great when it cares for Mother Church stands for. Don't let
enthusiasm into the real world when spent on arms? If freedom must be the least of its citizens. When it fails the circus dazzle you so much that
Libyans are bombed and do they feel protected militarily, how much will it' to do so — through'such sins as you can't focus on reality.
that justice is achieved in flattening suffer when the hungry and homeless racism, abortion or excessive arms Happy Fourth of July!
Author probes women's poverty
WOMEN AND CHILDREN LAST: bined statistics with first-person ac- amples of how budget cuts and the children, adding a major factor to
THE PLIGHT OF POOR WOMEN IN counts from women to present an eye- administration attitudes have under- their economic situations. Both con-
AFFLUENT AMERICA, by Ruth Sidel. opening, sometimes moving account mined the support system for women tend that the United States has the
Viking Penguin Inc. (New York, 1986). of the realities of being a female head and children. capacity to provide the necessary
236 pp., $16.95. of household in a society which tradi- Many of Sidel's statistics and con- support in these situations.
Reviewed by Barb Fraze tionally treats women — especially clusions are similar to those in the This book will open eyes, cause
NC News Service poor women — as second-class section on poverty in the third draft of debate — perhaps even trigger some
"Women and Children Last" is a citizens. The statistics dispel myths the U.S. bishops' pastoral letter on action by those concerned with the
powerful, well-researched study of and add perspectives to the way the economy. Both contend that wage poor. It is "must" reading for anyone
the special poverty predicament fac- some people might view poverty. discrimination is a major factor involved in social justice or develop-
ing millions of women in the United She makes no effort to hide her behind the high rates of poverty for ment work and recommended for rais-
States. disgust with the social policies of the women. ing the consciousness of all.
Ruth Sidel, a sociologist, has com- - Reagan administration, citing ex- Both point out that when marriages Ms. Fraze is assistant foreign edi-
break up, in most cases it is the tor of National Catholic News
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Miami, Florida / THE VOICE / Friday, June 27,1986 / PAGE 15
Fr. McGrath named
St. Brendan principal
The Rev. Gerald F. McGrath, former
associate pastor at St. Rose of Lima
Church, Miami Shores, and past principal
of Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High
School, has been appointed new principal
at St. Brendan High School in South Dade
A native of Norwood, N.'Y. who has
served the Catholic community in Miami's
northeast area for the- past 12 years,
Father McGrath served in the U.S. Navy
in the American Theater of Operations
and was in the business world for four
years prior to beginning his studies for the
priesthood. He was graduated from St.
Mary Seminary, Baltimore and was or-
dained in Ogdensburg, N.Y. on May 31,
1958. He took graduate studies at the-
University of Ottawa where he was awart'
ed a Master of Education degree in"
Burning interest guidance and counselling.
After coming to the Archdiocese of
There was cause for celebration recently at St. Kevin Parish in West Dade when the last payment on the Miami in 1974 he was appointed associate
school mortgage was made. On hand for the fiery liquidation of the debt were, from left: Father Ignacio pastor at St. Rose of Lima Church. In
Morras, pastor; America Novas, St. Kevin School principal; Pepe Arriola of the parish building committee; 1978 he was assigned as principal to Arch-
Arnaldo Lopez and Frank Ruiz of the Ardhdiocesan Accounting office; and Bob McDaniels, president of the bishop Curley-Notre Dame High where he
school administrative council. (La Voz photo/Araceli Cantero) made many innovations to upgrade the
curriculum and athletic program. One
year ago he was named assistant superin-
St. John Vianney offers courses for laymen tendent for Educational Development in
the Archdiocese School Department,
where his efforts have been concentrated
Saint John Vianney College Seminary is 1) Priests* religious or lay persons, who who wish to complement their educa- on building an endowment fund for
now accepting applications for admission already hold a degree, and wish to ex- tion with some of the offerings, education to assure financial resources for
from non-seminarians. plore new areas or brush-up on some which may not be available to them Catholic schools particularly those in the
The goal is to serve the Archdiocese of old ones (e.g. Marxism, Social Psy- otherwise. economically deprived inner city areas.
Miami by offering academic programs to chology, Anglo-Hispanic Christian Since it is a fully accredited institution,
Expressions, Spanish Language the credits are transferable throughout the
and/or Literature, English Language United States. NOTE
. The philosophy program is the only one and/or Literature). For more information, please write to: For our convenience It's a Date
in the area with the perspective of the rich Office of Admissions, St. John Vianney items should be lower case beginn-
Catholic tradition. Moreover, it is a bi- 2) Degree-seeking students who wish to
major in Philosophy. , ; College Seminary, 2900 S.W. 87th ing with the name of the organiza-
lingual program (practically all the Avenue, Miami, FL 33165, or call:
courses have two sections: one in English tion and including basic informa-
3) Students seeking a degree elsewhere, 223-4561. tion regarding time and place.
and one in Spanish).
Deadline is the Monday before the
Applicants may work towards a B.A.
degree in Philosophy or they may be non-
Dr. Romagosa attends Yale seminar Friday issues. The Voice is a bi-
degree seeking students. Romagosa will join a group of
Prospective applicants may include: Dr. Juan E. Romagosa of the faculty of
St. John Vianney College Seminary has distinguished scholars from across the
been invited to participate in a Seminar at country who share common interests.
Yale University-this summer. The subject Dr. Romagosa has been a member of
Catholic Daughters of the Seminar, which is sponsored by the the faculty of St. John Vianney College The Widow and Widowers € tab «f
National Endowment for the Humanities, Seminary since 1982 and assists the Arch-
hold convention will be an in-depth analysis of Sigmund diocese of Miami in the evaluation of
prospective candidates for the priesthood.
Browurrt < ountv will tuve social yailicmig-.
even l.sr and 3rd SunJai at the Wilinn
Freud and Carl Jung world views. Dr. M.tnor.s kit. i cut ion Hall. W S I . 22nd
The Catholic Daughters of the Dr., W'lUis Mjrmn fur men IIIFO oil!
564.7144 or 711 » I 5
Americas from Florida recently held their
31st Biennial convention in Winter Park
where they installed state officers and at-
Serra Club installs officers ITiriM the King i'-rthiiKc Church in Per
rim: invito cswvitne to aiiend an
eL-uint.iiK.il M-nue •••n freedom ""a1- Chris-
tended a Mass concelebrated by four The Serra Club of Miami elected nine 64,000 more Catholics already attending tian* and Amcru-ans" mi Julv 3 at 7.V)
bishops. new officers at the annual installation din- Sunday Mass than 10 years ago. The p.m.
The Daughters had the honor of having ner held recently at the Rod and Reel Club Archdiocese, he said, is sending a rep- The Quwn «f P » « J-nHernrtv «r the
Archbishop McCarthy as a guest who in Miami. resentative to Costa Rica which has a sur- Secular Franciscan Order will haw thf
concelebrated Mass with Bishop Grady of The new board consists of John F. plus of priests to discuss sending some regular monrhl> mci-iing on lulv < and >
the Orhmdo'.diocese, Bishop-Snyder pftfie Cosgrove, President; George E. Barket, here on a temporary basis. every t'.isi SunJa> of the mouth ui St.
St. Augustine Diocese and Bishop Daily Richard Parish (cnlcr. TSIKJ S.W. ).<2
V.P. Programs; William P. McCaughan,
of -the Palm Beach Diocese. Mrs. Jean V.P. Membership; Eugene J. Abello, The Archbishop spoke of the clinics in Street, Miami, al 1 p in. A.nvnnt interested
public schools and said that while the pro- is invited.
Baumgartner, a member of Court Infant V.P. Vocations; Frank P. Pellicoro, l h r Widow-cr club at Na1i>ilv will have
of Prague of Hollywood and a parishioner Treasurer; James Warble, Secretary; test was turned down, he believed a lot of
no inevtuivs dining the month-, nf lul\ anj
of St. Matthew Church in Hallandale, was George Korge, Trustee, one year; William good was accomplished in toning down Ihc next meeting will K-
reelected State Regent. M. Wolfarth, Trustee, two years; and the original plans. 5. IV>«, at 7:W p.m.
In the state of Florida there are over James P. McCaughan, Trustee, 3 years. Following the installation of officers, St. Timoth) Separated and Divorced
1,000 members making up 17 courts. They ~ Archbishop McCarthy, guest speaker, the Archbishop was presented with a Minntlrj meets ever} Mondiiv night ai "-Vt
are hoping to establish new courts told Serrans of the need for continued m McIVimoc Ilali, <*XiS.W. KG Ave , in
check for $2,000 which the club had
throughout the state. support of vocations, saying that there are pledged for the Pastoral Center.
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Collection profiles great Catholic history
Builders of Catholic America, by But in this collection, only a few unsung." This remark begs the ques- history. However, segregating them
Father Albert J. Nevins, M.M. Our members of the Carroll family and tion, which is: why, indeed, have those into a single category simplistically en-
Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind., Dorothy Day represent the laity. who write history not found the story titled "The Women" undermines this.
1985). 250 pp., paperback, $7.95. Doubtless well-meaning, Father of women salient? "Builders of Catholic America" is
Reviewed by Nancy L. Roberts Nevins states that "Historians have Father Nevins' inclusion of four well-intentioned and earnest, but it
NC News Service not paid great heed to the contribution women (Mother Seton, Rose Philip- falls short.
This collection profiles 16 "great women have made to the building of pine Duchesne, St. Frances Xavier Ms. Roberts, author of "Dorothy
and courageous figures" in American Catholic America for the simple Cabrini, and Miss Day) is a welcome Day and the 'Catholic Worker,' "
Catholic history. They include Father reason that what is unknown remains step toward writing women into teaches journalism and history.
Jacques Marquette, the Jesuit mis-
sionary and explorer; Father Stephen
Badin of Kentucky, the first priest or
dained in the United States; St.
They'll give thanks byhelping others
Elizabeth Ann Seton, founder of the (Continued from page 10) As he took the project to heart, so rector of St. Vincent de Paul Regional
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de who, with the blessing of the late the "children" have reciprocated: he Seminary in Bpynton Beach, Fr.
Paul and Cardinal James Gibbons, Archbishop Coleman Carroll, coor- has witnessed many of their marriages Felipe Estevez.
who helped lead the church into the dinated the entire Pedro Pan opera- and baptized dozens of their sons and The "Thanks, America" party was
20th century</.; tion, was the extra-special guest of daughters, four of whom bear his a tribute both to the man and the
Maryknolf Father Albert J. Nevins, honor at the picnic and the watery- name. country who became family and home
editor of Diaconate magazine and eyed recipient of numerous hugs and Msgr. Walsh's "home away from when the need arose. And the picnic
former editor of Our Sunday Visitor kisses. home" also nurtured many of was only the beginning, organizers
and v Maryknoll magazine, divides the Now serving as executive director of Miami's most prominent Cuban- promised.
bo^ into five sections: "The Black- Catholic Community Services, the Americans — including Grand Prix
re .,'•'•••• " T h e Pioneers," "The Archdiocese's multi-million dollar promoter Ralph Sanchez, singers A recently-formed Thanks America
Emigres," "The Irish Brigage" and charities agency, Msgr. Walsh says he Lisette and Willy Chirino and El Committee will be busy returning the
"The Women." still considers Pedro Pan the most im- Miami Herald Editor Roberto favor by raising funds to help care for
Occasionally he offers interesting portant project of his priestly career. Fabricio — and gave rise to more than new generations of refugee children.
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Tell the bishops about your lives
as lay Christians in the world
By Dolores Leckey your experiences and hopes. rank or status is called to holiness.
NC News Service Today I am asking you, the This means that God's life flows
This article is unlike any other reader, to write to me about your through the places and people that
that I have written for these pages. everyday faith. Here are my make up the ordinary world of In preparation for the 1987 world
It carries an invitation to you, the questions: most of us. Synod of Bishops in Rome, the
reader, from a committee of When we stop and listen quietly, U.S. bishops' Laity Secretariat is
bishops thaf 4s soliciting your views. • In what concrete ways do you we can see the etchings of the great asking lay Catholics to write and
Let me explain. experience the presence or absence Christian themes in our own lives. express their views on their every-
of God? • • • . . .
In 1987, the church will focus on Take, for example, Bill. He is a day faith. (NC Sketch)
the lives of its lay people in a • What gives you hope? What
recently retired government worker.
special way during a world Synod does faith mean to you?
His wife, several years younger, hqt tea to greet his wife's return
of Bishops. Bishops from around • Where do you glimpse God in very much enjoys her job with a
everyday life — in the family, from work.
the world will meet in Rome to law firm. In the first few months of Bill now feels anew sense of
discuss and discern the mission and work, friendship, marriage, widow- his long-awaited retirement, Bill
hood, parenting? harmony with the rest of the world.
the role of today's lay Catholics. enjoyed late breakfasts, leisurely He has a deepened appreciation for
And Pope John Paul II has asked You may wish to answer one of reading and extended visits to the God's good and simple gifts.
that the laity be consulted prior to those questions. Or you may wish library. Or, consider Ellen and Jeffrey.
this gathering. to answer all. Then, gradually, Bill began to Married seven years, they have a
For eight years it has been my Your letter, sent to the address at long for something creative to do. 1 -year-old daughter. Jeffrey says
privilege to serve as director of the the conclusion of this article, will He didn't want to mark time. he's felt himself on the verge of a
U.S. bishops' Laity Secretariat. In receive consideration from the He turned his attention toward nervous breakdown for quite a
that position, I serve the bishops' bishops'committee. his home and garden and found while and blames the stresses of
Committee on the Laity which The Second Vatican Council new joy in building bird feeders, marriage, including parenthood.
wants to listen to and learn about stated that everyone of whatever creating a rock garden or preparing Jeffrey thinks he must leave the
marriage for the sake of his health.
Why all the interest in laity? Ellen feels rejected and is tasting
depression and fear for the first
Although this couple is in
By David Gibson concerned about the problems of marriage counseling now, and Ellen
NC News Service families, the needs of women, the realizes that healing and strength
The roles of the church's lay 'The people in the hopes of youth, the high divorce will not come quickly, she is still
people are attracting great interest rate, the challenges single parents shaken to the depths. The future is
today. But is this just the latest
pews are no longer and other singles face. In the so uncertain.
fashionable trend - - a fad? Or is viewed as mere spec- church, this translates into efforts One day she said to me. "I never
there something more behind it? tators of actions car- to better understand and respond to understood before what suffering
In many parts of the world, the realities of family and lay life. really is." •
church leaders are consulting lay ried out before them.' 5. In an age when the ongoing Ellen sees and touches
people as part of preparations for education of adults is highly valued crucifixion. I tell her to keep
the 1987 World Synod of Bishops by society, the ongoing religious identifying the places of hope in her
in Rome on the laity. As this 2. Then there is the priesthood education of adultsis highly prized life: She smiles arid begins,to list
consultative process swings into shortage. Most church leaders ' by the church. Many laity demon- her "bright spots-: hefMby; a' :
action, let's take a look at a few would agree, that the laity's strate their desire for continuing rare, deeply felt communication
reasons why all this interest in the Christian life is given birth — and education by wanting to learn with Jeffrey; the marriage
laity developed in the first place. is grounded — in the. sacraments. about Scripture, to develop their counselor's penetrating questions
1. The liturgical renewal has had With or without a priesthood spirituality and to explore their which yield truth.
a powerful impact on the way the shortage, lay people are called to faith together with others. All of She asks if this is the light of the
laity are viewed. , active roles in the church. Still, the which serves to make the presence resurrection.
First, the liturgical renewal fact that there are fewer priests and of the church's laky more strongly "Everydayness" is the label that
stresses the active involvement and Religious is not unrelated to the felt. novelist Walker Percy would give
response of the person who receives current demand for well-trained lay 6. Finally, there is broad those two very different kinds of
a sacrament. This means that the people to serve in the church. recognition that the scope of the stories. Stories of failure and hope,
individual is not seen as the passive Those are just two factors to church's liturgy is riot restricted to loss and love, contemplation and
recipient of a sacrament. consider. Briefly, here are four Sunday morning. Instead, the gratitude are embedded in this
Second, the liturgical renewal others: liturgy is the nurturer of everyday everydayness. At root, they help to
stresses the integral role of the 3. Church social teaching stresses life. People are encouraged to direct illustrate the spiritual dynamics of
entire worshiping community. This the church's responsibility to defend their gaze outward to contemplate Christian faith.
means that the people in the pews human rights and promote the link between faith and their I tell these stories only to
are not viewed as mere spectators conditions that foster human daily activities. This leads to a stimulate your reflection on the
of actions carried out before them. dignity. This focuses attention on renewed consideration of the unique story of your home and
This emphasis on active, the value of the laity in the social dynamics of lay life — for example, family and work and friendships.
responsible participation in the and political arenas. Lay people, it work and home life. Where, in the everydayness of
liturgy leads naturally to a fresh is often said, are uniquely able to Beginning as they do with a your life, do you find God?
appreciation of the roles of all foster social change through their view of the lay life grounded in the Please write in care of Faith
those baptized into the church com- roles in society. sacraments, all these reasons hardly Today, 1312 Mass. Ave. N.W.,
munity, including the laity. 4. All of society is increasingly seem to represent a passing fad. Washington, D.C. 20005.
Introduction 40-55) needs a new burst of energy ;
Scriptures "The Lord's power," Isaiah declared,
would be "known to his servants" (first
God had rescued them, as he had
reading). ised. He will continue to come to their aid,
Those whom Jesus sent out to announce despite any discouragement. That is the
The reign God's reign would evidence God's "power"
at work within them (gospel reading), as
would Paul, created anew by the power of
lesson to be learned, and in words that are
word-pictures, the sacred author brings im-
ages of future glory to mind.
of God is God's grace (second reading).
The final chapters of Isaiah (Ch. 56-66)
are known as Third Isaiah. They represent a
We see a jubilant crowd, not unlike the
images that flash across our television
screens as the Mardi Gras in New Orleans is
at hand time long after Isaiah's age and a period
when the exile into Babylon had ended. Tjje
captives have come back to the Promised
reported. Then comes a group of mourners.
In turn, we come across a bunch of children
being nursed by their mothers. i
Land. : After that, we see lavish treasures, gold
Reflections on next The joy of return has been lessened by and precious gems. Shortly thereafter, we
Sunday's first reading, the realities of life. The task of rebuilding see a rushing stream of rippling water,
the temple and the nation has taken its toll which is followed by the sight of a flood.
Isaiah 66:10-14 on the energies of the people. The restora- The images continue to "flash" before
tion promised by Second Isaiah (Ch. our eyes. Happy children are held in their
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How to live our
One (ordinary) day at a time
By Katharine Bird They hesitated, first to pursue
NC;#fews Service their careers: Peter as a business-
Their marriage started off man and Susan as a librarian. Then
ordinarily enough, a young man they took time out to have children,
and a young woman falling in love, a girl and a boy. But the urge to
marrying and taking up a new life volunteer, to put their beliefs to
together. In time they had a son the concrete test, remained.
and their life settled into a Finally, when their youngest child
reasonably happy routine: Joan was 3, Susan says they "decided
working contentedly at home while now is the time" and put in an
Paul taught theology on the college application as volunteers with their
level. church. They indicated they were
Then the happy world of this willing to go anywhere but their
young couple began to fall apart as preference was for an urban setting
Joan began to show symptoms of with a good school system for the
mental illness. They consulted children.
several doctors and Joan received Ten days later, the couple was
the best medical attention. offered a position in Jerusalem,
But, even with medication, her effective as soon as possible. The
condition is only partially con- offer came much quicker than they
trolled and not curable. Periodically expected, Susan says. They gulped,
she becomes so ill that hos- and said yes.
pitalization is necessary until she Moving to the volatile Middle
improves. East, far from family and friends,
Joan's illness has dramatically and all the familiar sights of home,
altered the family's lifestyle. Her brought a "radical change" in their
husband's freedom is considerably family life, Susan said. And they
limited as his life revolves around had to make important decisions on
taking care of her. Sometimes he how they wanted to live in a land
* can relax a little. Other times when where lasting peace is hard to come
she isn't as well the cost is higher. by.
Occasionally, Paul has abandoned or For the first 18 months, both
postponed his own career plans for parents were able to spend
her sake. Church social teaching stresses the church's responsibility to defend
considerable time with their chil- human rights and promote conditions that foster human dignity. This
The way Paul has adjusted dren. "Leaning on each other focuses attention on the value of the laity in the social and political arenas.
quietly and without fuss to the dif- helped" them overcome their (NC photo) .,
ficult circumstances of his life has loneliness, Susan said.
brought him" the respect and Faced with the reality of the advocates, they hoped to be from 45 different nationalities.
admiration of colleagues and tension that exists between the neutral. They made it a point to Maintaining contacts with so many
friends. They see him, tempered by Israelis and the Palestinians, they make friends on both sides. different nationalities "blows away
trial, growing perceptibly into a worried about seeming to favor one They also enrolled their children stereotypes" about people, Susan
more Christ-like person as he puts side or another. As peace in an Anglican school with children explained.
into daily practice the principles he
teaches to his students.
Paul didn't have to look far Thinking it over
afield to identify where his role as a
Christian should be fulfilled. For
him, it was deep in the midst of
everyday family life.
God is everywhere, in every day
For others, identifying the ways Sometimes people experience where just waiting for people to get ordinary activities of life feed into a
to live out their Christianity may moments of frustration because to it. However, what is missing in person's spiritual life and can
mean shifting through choices, they don't "feel" all that much like such thinking is recognition that the become the means of further
taking a sharp look at where their serious Christians. During those Christian life can take root and be spiritual growth.
priorities are and deciding on a moments their thoughts might run built up in the context of ordinary She encourages people to reflect
course of action. something like this: . life. on this: How is Christianity lived
Another couple comes to mind. "If only I could get away from In her book, "Pilgrim in the through the ordinary and some-
Susan and Peter are Mennonites. this job, and this house, and this Parish: A Spirituality for Lay times extraordinary things one
Their church has long been city. Then I could really live as a Ministers," Virginia Finn suggests does?
associated with the peace cause. Off follower of Jesus and a good that the daily activities people are Such reflection can also help
and on during the first 12 years of member of the church." involved in can become their individuals to identify "some of the
their marriage, they talked about It is easy to think that the real "dowry for ministry and prayer." religious experiences already hap-
the possibilityj,pf going overseas as. Christian life is "out there" some- pening" in their lives, Finn says.
volunteers with their church. What she means is that the
mothers'; arms and'are bounced up and ^ They asked themselves, "Why us?" Third owner and harvest master was God (Is
vn upon their mothers' laps. A child Isaiah provided the answer. God's people 5:1-7).
y.«th an injury is being kissed, and lastly, failed to abide by God's law. Only a return Jerusalem would come to resemble God.
there is an unusual picture, to say the: least to obedience could possibly insure that the Like a tender mother, God would tend the
— a vegetable garden. restoration, now beginning, would be people whom Scripture had already termed
All this within the 18 seconds or so it completed. to be the "first-born" child of God (Ex
takes to cover the.reading! 4:22), "my son.''
Jerusalem will welcome her scattered chil-
Commentary dren back to her embrace, a tender mother If the people would truly become God's
At the very end of his "slide show," our comforting her children. . "servants," then would their role as God's
inspired teacher provides the lesson (v, 14b). children become apparent to all the world.
The "power" of the Lord is something that Moreover, other nations, the Gentiles,
will also come streaming into the Holy City. Only then would they prove themselves
"shall be known to his servants." God can worthy of God's love, the love of a mother
save his people, and he will do so! With them, they will bring their rich
treasures, just as the captors had earlier for her own children.
The key word is "servants." It throws
light on all the events recently undergone, looted Jerusalem, and carried off Israel's This column is excerpted from Share the
the exile into Babylon and the dis- richness and resources. Word, a bi-monthly reflection on the daily
appointments that were met on their return Like a vegetable garden, the people would and Sunday Mass readings, which is avail-
from exile. That captivity was a bitter become strong and productive, no longer able for both home and parish use from the
experience, but it was not undeserved. "wilted" in exile. That image of a garden Paulist Evangelization Association, 3031
It had prompted the question, "Why?" recalls what the original Isaiah had said, Fourth Street, NE., Washington, DC,
Why had this happened to God's people? when he called Israel "a vineyard," whose 20017.
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'Like renovated Liberty,
the space program
should build itself
back up again and
enthusiasm for it'
Josh Stottman, Liberty
Boy pens prize
poem to Liberty
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NC) — When Cape Canaveral, Fla.
the refurbished Statue of Liberty is "I wanted people not to feel sorry
reopened to the public the July 4th for her, but proud of her," the stu-
weekend, Joshua Stottman, a fourth- dent said in an interview with The
grader at St. Barnabas Catholic Record, newspaper for the Arch-'
School in Louisville, will be among the diocese of Louisville.
national dignitaries and honored Joshua said he combined the two
guests on Liberty Island in New York categories by comparing the space
harbor. program to the statue. Like renovated
Young Stottman earned the trip as Liberty, he said, the space program
Kentucky's winner of a writing con- should "build itself back up again"
test sponsored by the National Asso- and Americans should regain their
ciation of State Boards of Education. enthusiasm for it.
He will join 49 other winners for a His teacher, Laura Reuff, said she
firsthand look at the celebration, selected his poem to submit "because
which is to be nationally televised. it had a lot of feeling."
The contest will also sponsor the trip
for one of his parents and his teacher. She added that Joshua ''really
Joshua's poem, "Our Statue: grasped the concept" of a recent class
Teacher of Liberty," was about discussion about the shuttle tragedy
Christa McAuliffe, the New Hamp- and the merits of taking risks for
shire schoolteacher chosen as the first good reasons.
ordinary citizen to fly into space. In New York one of the winners
The contest, open to all grade will read his or her poem on national
school students in the state, called for television. It hasn't been determined
a poem or essay on McAuliffe or on who it will be, Joshua said, but he
the restoration of the statue. isn't too concerned.
McAuliffe and the six astronauts "I won't be too disappointed if I When the refurbished Statue of Liberty opens with spectacular celebrations
aboard the Challenger space shuttle don't get to read it," he said, adding on the July 4th weekend, Josh Stottman, a 4th grader at St. Barnabas School
were killed Jan. 28 when the shuttle that seeing the statue is most impor- in Louisville, will be one of the honored guests on Liberty Island in New
exploded shortly after takeoff from tant. York.
Fowl play on
We are moving soon. So I called the "How would they tell you they were
moving companies and rental-truck feeling car sick?" my husband asked.
firms for brochures. My favorite is
from a company called U-Hernia titled "How will they feel if we stop at a
"Packing made easy" and subtitled Colonel Sanders?" I tried.
"What to tell a paramedic when the
piano crushes your husband's foot." "There are probably laws about
interstate transportation of poultry,"
They tell you how to organize your spouse noted.
boxes, load the truck, lift your wash-
ing machine, plan your route. None of
them tell you how to move chickens.
'If the chickens stay,
I think I've told you about Bert and
Future Soup, our two urban chickens. we stay,' they chanted.
My husband offered to pay the kids 89
cents a pound for them and make the
pair special guests at a pre-move bar-
becue. But the kids caught on and set "These are not poultry. These are
up a human barricade around the pets," said the leader of the mob.
chicken coop. There was no dissuading them.
"If the chickens stay, we stay," they So I called U-Hernia this morning.
chanted. "Do you have any special carrying
Yes, I confess wfc were tempted but cases for chickens — one that will hold
in our hearts we knew youngest son two and last 2,000 miles?" I asked.
would follow the cookie jar no matter "Is this someone from Bleeps and
what. Blunders?" said the man answering
"You know," my husband told the phone.
them (the kids, not the chickens), "Close," I said.
"this is not simply a matter of rolling (Send comments to Hilda Young,
ON A ROLL — Cindy Miller of Claremore, Okla. finds a way to show her down the car window and letting their Box 19219, Oakland, Calif. 94619).
Patriotism and beat the summer heat at the same time. (NC photo by Kent ears flap in the wind for 2,000 miles.
Halsell) And remember, there are no chicken (Copyright (c) 1986 by NC News
rest areas along America's freeways. Service).
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