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1995 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 11 Remember these faithful departed in your prayers elmer H. Adler, 92, St. Pearl Gutsch, 87, St. Mary, Mary, Huntingburg, Nov. 13. Jan. 1. , Evansville, Dec. 7. 103, St. Mar- 20. a. Arvin, 78, St. Washington, Dec. 3. Rose Bartlett, 51, Evansville, Jan. 68, 20. 74, Good , Jan. 1. 102, St. 7. P. Buhr, 82, St. Dec. 7. Sr., 65, St. 4. Coleman, 76, Vincennes, Dec. Dick, 59, Precious Dec. 1. 94, St. Mary, 8. 78, St. Ferdi- 29. Elbrink, ice, Evansville, Elliott, 87, St. 28. 69, St. An- Dec. 23. Fleming, 63, Oakland Washington, Dec. 23. Robert Haas, 51, St. Ferdi- nand, Ferdinand, Dec. 12. James Harlen, 71, Good Shepherd, Evansville, Jan. 1. Charles Harvey, 78, Holy Spirit, Evansville, Dec. 29. Elenora Hedinger, 81, St. Ferdinand, Ferdinand, Dec. 13. Hubert Hoing, 78, St. Fer- dinand, Ferdinand, Jan. 1. Mae Holland, 83, Holy Spirit, Evansville, Jan. 1. Gale C. Hollcroft, 51, Christ the King, Evansville, Nov. 30 Katherine Hoos, 91, St. Anthony, Evansville, Dec. 12. Fidelis Hopf, .76, Precious Blood, Jasper, Dec. 24. Martin Hopf, 96, St. Joseph, Jasper, Dec. 25. Norman L. Hunclder, 76, Sacred Heart, Vincennes, Dec. 23. Irvin G. Kissel, 72, St. Boniface, Evansville, Dec. 9. Harold J. Knapp, 84, St. Theresa, Evansville, Dec. 27. Meta Kramer, 84, St. Theresa, Evansville, Dec. 15. Louise Reh White Logs- don, 86, St. Joseph, Jasper, Dec. 24. Louis "Bud" Lutz, 80, St. Peter, Linton, Dec. 4. Thomas Matthews, 58, St. McCormick dies Dec, 30 Providence Sis- (Theresa) who died Dec. Jan. 3 at St. ered the Congrega- e Sisters of Provi- dence in 1930 and made her final vows in 1938. She taught in schools staffed by the Sisters of Providence, including St. John School, Loo- gootee, and St. Joseph School, Jasper. DUB01S COUNTY BANK [BER OLD NATIONAL BANCORP Member FDIC FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK h Sheet Metal Inc. & Commercial Heating & Cooling Sales & Service 422-9242 I Koch 15 S. Third Avenue, Evansville LLER & MILLER ",4 family name you can trust" 424-9274 .o Arts Utzweiler Delivery ide Duncan Governor 422-9981 Delivery la Locust Street man and JUdy Strat PAUL'S PHARMACY Paul Mayer, Owner 2107 W. Franklin St. 425-4364 Plaza Pharmacy Newburgh Plaza Shopping Center Fast Prescription Service Ken and Rebecca Hacker 853-7141 Oak Hill Pharmacy Prescription Specialists Hwy. 62 and N. Wetnbach Ave. LARRY SCHULTHEIS, Prop. 425-4422 Renus Meyer, 73, St. Mary, Huntingburg, Nov. 26. Clara M. Oakley, 83, St. Joseph, Evansville, Dec. 16. Con O'Hern, Jr., 70, St. Peter, Linten, Dec. 23. Russell Rauscher, 70, St. Mary, Huntingburg, Nov. 27. Marguerite Rosenberger, 84, St. Boniface, Evansville, Nov. 29. Roman Russler, 89, Sacred Heart, Evansville, Nov. 17. Linus Schatz, 83, St. Ferdi- nand, Ferdinand, Dec. 16. Louis Schenck, 80, St. An- thony, Evansville, Dec. 22. Anthony "Tony  Schmitt,82, St. Joseph, Dale, Dec. 16. Helen Shea Sheridan, 97, Christ the King, Evansville, Catherine Steckler, 73, St. James, Haubstadt, Dec. 4. Benno Tretter, 96, St. Fer- dinand, Ferdinand, Dec. 16. Paulyne K. Vogler, 85, Holy Family, Jasper, Dec. 16. Sister Cecilia Agnes (Ce- cilia) Ward, 80, St. Mary-of- the-Woods, Ind., Dec. 3. Louis It. Wempe, 73, Christ the King, Evansville, Dec. 28. Clara Woebkenberg, 87, St. Joseph, Dale, Dec. 23. These obituary notices were submitted from parishes throughout the diocese. Cardinal Bernardin meets accuser, tells of reconciliation CHICAGO (CNS) -- Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin met with Steven J. Cook, the man who falsely accused him of sex abuse, for two hours in Philadelphia Dec. 30, the Chicago Archdiocese announced Jan. 4. The cardinal released a four- page statement on the meet- ing. "In accordance with Steven's wishes," he said, "I would like to tell you about this grace-filled meeting which brought closure and peace to both of us." The cardinal said he hoped this story "will give to anyone who is hurt or alienated the in- spiration and courage to be reconciled." Cook, who has AIDS, had filed a $10 million lawsuit in November 1993 accusing Car- dinal Bernardin of having sex- ually abused him once in the mid-1970s, when Cook was in high school in Cincinnati and Cardinal Bernardin was arch- bishop there. Cook's allegation was widely publicized, causing Cardinal Bernardin to say he was "pub- licly humiliated before the world." On Feb. 28, 1994, at Cook's request, a federal judge in Cincinnati dismissed all claims against Cardinal Bernardin. In court papers, Cook said he re- alized that his memories of abuse by the cardinal "which arose during and after hypno- sis are unreliable." Cook also said then, "I am doing this because it's the right thing to do. I have not asked for nor have I been offered any- thing in exchange for what I am doing." Following the February court action, Cardinal Bernardin reiterated his offer to meet with Cook and pray with him, an offer he said he originally made in a personal letter to Cook. In his statement, the cardi- nal said he now knows Cook never received the letter. Cardinal Bernardin said he decided in mid-December that he wanted to meet with Cook be- fore the year ended. "Even though I had never heard from him," the cardinal said, "I sensed he also wanted to see me." The cardinal said he did not know Cook's address or phone number in Philadelphia, and did not want to surprise him. So he contacted a priest friend in Cincinnati, where Cook's mother lives. Through these intermedi- aries, Cardinal Bernardin learned that Cook "expressed not only a willingness but a real desire to meet with me." The meeting took place at St. Charles Borromeo Semi- nary in Philadelphia. The car- dinal said he and Cook each were accompanied by a friend. Cardinal Bernardin said he told Cook that he sought the meeting to let him know he "harbored no ill feelings to- ward him" and to pray with Cook "for his physical and spir- itual well-being." The cardinal related that Cook "wanted to meet with me to apologize for the embarrass- ment and hurt he had caused." "Steven's apology was sim- ple, direct, deeply moving," said the cardinal. "I accepted his apology." The cardinal said he told Cook of his daily prayers for him, and added, "It was very evident that he was in precarious health." The cardinal also revealed to Cook that, despite the humilia- tion, the experience had con- tributed to his own spiritual growth and made him more compassionate. When Cardinal Bernardin asked Cook "whether he wanted me to celebrate Mass for him," he said Cook hesi- tated, said "he felt very alien- ated from God and the church," and thought a simple prayer might be better. Cook disclosed that he had thrown several Bibles against hotel walls in anger and frustration. "I told him that I would not press the issue but did want to show him two items I had brought with me," the cardinal said. He had purchased a Bible for Cook and had brought along a chalice "which someone (whom I had never met) had sent with the request that I offer a Mass for Steven." The cardinal said Cook, =with tears in his eyes," ac- cepted the Bible and said, "Please, let's celebrate Mass." In the seminary chapel, Cardi- nal Bernardin anointed Cook and celebrated the Mass for that day, the feast of the Holy Fam- ily. The cardinal said he spoke after the Gospel about hurt, anger and alienation within families, even within the Church, "our spiritual family."