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L ' " iglilights of 1995, month by month By JERRy. FILTEAU Catholic News Service N (CNS) re- new of SOme of the main 'religious interest to in 1995: Pope visits ines, New Zealand, Sri Lanka. Boston F. Law calls on abortion clinic French Bishop gaillot of Evreux is Rome, dismissed from Rose Fitzgerald flies. Sierra Leone seven mission- World marks fiftieth ary of liberation of ). Pro-govern- rs in Chia- call for Samuel Ruiz of poor and in Zapatista re- appeals Upholds aw against ss to abortion clinics. Teary statue of Mary in Italy draws pilgrims, investi- gation by church officials. MARCH: Pope issues en- cyclical, "The Gospel of Life," on abortion, euthanasia, em- bryo experiments. World Sum- mit on Social Development is held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Planned release of "Priest" movie draws Catholic protests. Demonstration by 15,000 Indi- ans in Chiapas backs Bishop Ruiz. Sierra Leone missionar- ies kidnapped in January are released unharmed after 55 day ordeal. APRIL: Catholic aid agen- cies ask help for refugees in Burundi to stave off catas- trophic ethnic violence. Aus- trian Catholics start gathering 500,000 signatures asking changes in selection of bishops, priests. Oklahoma City federal building bombing kills 168, shocks nation. St. Meinrad Seminary dismisses Irish Mercy Sister Carmel M. McEn- roy from theology faculty for signing ad questioning pope on TAWIL ELECTRONICS, INC. COMPUTERS, NETWORKS, SALES & SERVICES INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS PARTS DESIGN, INSTALLATION, TRAINING & REPAIR ON LOCAL & WIDE AREA NETWORKS LANTASTIC - NOVELL ' UNIX- ZENIX 812-425-1100 2121 NORTH BEDFORD AVENUE EVANSVILLE, IN 47711 ING THE TRI-STATE SINCE 1977 women's ordination. MAY: Pope opens month with "The Light of the East" urging East-West church unity; ends month with "That All May Be One" urging new efforts to reunite Christianity. Pope visits Czech Republic. Australia's Northern Territory legalizes physician-assisted suicide. JUNE: Chicago Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin has surgery for cancer of pancreas. Pope, in Belgium, beatifies "leper priest" Damien de Veuster. U.S. bishops meet in Chicago, debate liturgy changes, approve guidelines for sacra- ments with those with disabili- ties, dismantle their telecom- munications network, discuss restructuring National Confer- ence of Catholic Bishops-U.S. Catholic Conference. Mexico arrests, deports three mission- aries working in Bishop Ruiz' diocese. Pope and Ecumeni- cal Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople meet in Rome, urge church unity. U.S. His- ii M&S Fire & Safety Equip. Co. Inc. Over 25 years sales and service in the Tri-state 670 E. Franklin 424-3863 i i u i ii i ii i HAUBSTADT ELECTRIC Licensed, Bonded Insured Industrial, Commercial and Residential P.O. Box 405 TONY NAZARIO Haubstadt. IN 47639 812-768-5207 1-800-766-2787 i 00DOYLE eral Catholicism Is So Deadly nti-doctrinal spirit is poisoning the an America. 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Rome asks Irish bishop to explain his call for open discussion of celibacy. Pope calls Bosnian Serb at- tacks on Muslim "safe" zones "barbaric" crimes. AUGUST: Federal judge calls Oregon assisted suicide law unconstitutional. German Supreme Court voids Bavarian law requiring crucifixis in classrooms, drawing protests. Clinton ordered memo outlines religious access rights in U.S. public schools. National confer- ence marks twenty-fifth an- niversary of Campaign for Human Development. Vatican says grape juice, low-gluten hosts can be used for Commu- nion in rare cases. SEPTEMBER: Fourth World Conference on Women is held in Beijing. Pope visits three African countries, issues apos- tolic exhortation "The Church in Africa." Hurricanes Luis and Marilyn devastate Caribbean islands, OCTOBER: Pope wsits United Nations, four U.S, dio- ceses. First merger of a U.S. Catholic hospital system with a for-profit conglomerate is an- nounced. Quebeckers narrowly defeat separatist referendum. Vatican urges total permanent nuclear test ban. U.S. Catholic parishes are asked to combat child sexual abuse. U.S canon lawyers' report says church can ordain women deacons. Million Man March in Wash- ington gives black men new sense of pride and purpose. NOVEMBER: Israeli Prime Minister Yitshak Rabin is as- sassinated. USCC Administra- tive Board issues political re- sponsibility statement. Vatican Congregation for Doctrine of Faith says church teaches in- fallibly" that women cannot be priests. U.S. bishops meet in Washington, challenge U.S. economy and federal budget and welfare re(brm plans, adopt statements on laity and Hispanics, elect Cleveland Bishop Anthony M. Pilla as NCCB-USCC president. Na- tional Catholic Youth Confer- ence draws 10,000 youths. Irish voters narrowly approve referendum to legalize divorce. Polish voters elect ex-commu- nist president against wishes of bishops. DECEMBER: German Catholics present bishops with 1.4 mil- lion signatures on petition for changes in church. FOR COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE FISCHER ELECTRIC INC. SCHNELLVILLE, IN 389-2418 III J i ,, , i i (812) 254-2641 0000.00ffla SAVINGS BANK, FSB 200 E, Van Trees St.. Washingto 500 Main St,, Petersburg 5 ChurCh/World .... 1 R. Quinn Dec. 2 bishop William J, Levada, named his coadjutor last Au- gust, automatically succeeds him. Archbishop Levada, 59, was one of seven bishops as- signed by the pope to write the "Catechism of the Catholic Church." Auxiliary Bishop Gerald R. Barnes of San Ber- nardino, Calif., has been named head of the diocese. He succeeds Bishop Phillip F. Straling, who was named the fir#t bishop of the Dio- cese of Reno last March. Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee called it a "rare luxury" as he described ,plans for his sabbatical during :the first six months of 1996. He plans to write and to reflect on some of the critical issues facing the church, including the shortage of priests. Dur- ing his absence Auxiliary Bishop Richard J. Sklba will be in charge. Missionaries killed A French priest and a Bel- gian nun were murdered in separate incidents in Zaire shortly before Christmas, Missionaries of Africa Fa- ther Robert Besson, 68, was stabbed to death by uniden- tiffed assailants in his home. :Pashioners a late dral service. been angered by more 40 cases A Catholic head teacher who was mUrde ashe de fend one of hls pupils from knife attack has beh named personality of i