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10 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Ma00ic of Words - i/ By FATHER JOSEPH ZILIAK It seems like a slap in the face. On the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade, President Bill Clin- ton signed executive orders making abortion and allied services more accessible. That was two days after he had taken the oath of office as our newly elected President. On that same'day the streets of Washington, D.C., were alive with thousands of people staging a March for Life. News reports estimated the crowd of pro-life marchers to be 75,000. One of those who was among the number told me that she could not see the end of the crowd in any direction.: : Pro-Life forces estimated the number to be 250,000. The truth is probably somewhere in between. ! President Clinton with the stroke of his pen took three actions changing prior federal positions. ...' Abortion counseling is now allowed at fed- orally supported clinics. * Fetal tissue from abortions will now be per- Legal strategies, battles in abortion fight are not over mitted for research purposes. Abortions will be allowed at military hos- pitals and funding will be allowed for overseas population control programs. In another issue, President Clinton pledged to review the ban against importation of RU-486, a French pill identified as abortion producing. All of these steps were significant changes in the way federal money is to be spent. It goes without saying, that the executive orders display a radical shift in the White House attitude and practice in managing the reality of abortion. This is almost like a game of who is in power. One day the forces of control go in one di- rection. The next day with a change in those in control the movement goes in an entirely oppo- .site direction. But does might really make it right? The "legal strategie s and battles are not over. We will see a shift to state legislatures for pres- sure for and against the allowing of abortion al- though the courts continually narrow the area of maneuvering. Pro-Life forces are mounting efforts to gather signatures for of strength to our Senators: and Congressmen on attitudes in favor of life, applaud the efforts. We find a strong base port for efforts aimed at protecting the hess of life among our people. Let us not be afraid to speak out in behalf the powerless! One of the major th out Scripture, in the time before Christ as our Lord himself, is that of looking out needs and rights of the poor, the dispossessed. Dare we do other than follow example we find there? Even though the Courts rule in tion rights, we do not view this as a moral ment. In other words, just because of a judge in civil matters, we are not making a moral judgement in our hearts. cause abortion is legal is no reason for viewing abortion as a moral good or right. , : As followers of Jesus, we are frec called upon to stand contrary to the ways world. In this issue, we are obliged to face the issue of life and promote its dignity at each step: along the way. Around Continued from page 7 celebrates his birthday Feb. 4. Father Eugene Schroeder, pas- tor of St. Joseph Church, Evansville, celebrates his birth- day:Feb. 7. Anniveraries " of ordination Msgr. Clinton Hirsch, a resi- dent of Villa Maria, Evansville, was ordained a priest Feb. 2, St'. Butcher 1945. Father Raymond Reising, a resident of Villa Maria, Evansville.was ordained a priest Feb. 2, 1945. Anniversaries at Nativity Congratulations to couples at Nativity Church, Evansville, cel- ebrating wedding anniversaries: Harry and Erma Holder, 53 years; Al and Gladys Thomas, 56 years; Clarence and Ethel Drury, 54 years; Charles and Jeanette Mary Hurt, 42 years; Harry and Mary Kuykendall, 55 years. Distinguished Service Award Leonard Heeke of Celestine has won the Celestine Jaycee Dis- tinguished Service Award. Anniversaries at St. Theresa Congratulations to couples at celebrating wedding anniver- saries: Bob and Rosemary Hart- mann, 40 years; Norm and Jackie Feaster, 46 years; Edward and Mary Jo Decker, 51 years; Joe and Loraine LaRDy, 50 years: Anniversaries at Holy Family Congratulations to couples at Holy Family Church, Jasper, cel- ebrating wedding anniversaries: Leon and Betty Epple, 42 years; Francis and Mary Seibert, 53 Please send informati AROUND THE DIOCI Mary Ann Hughes, P.O. Box 4169, 47724. ,! ! Dvioss Cphnty. She made hQ'r final vows in 1928 and ,ceebrated:60 years of reli- gious prof6ssion in 1984. She was a teacher for 46 yaaVs. She taught at St. Joseph, St. Benedict and Holy Rosary "schools, i all in EvansviIle, and at schools in Dale, Montgomery, Vin- cennes, Haubstadt and Hunt- ingburg before retiring in 1973. Survivors include a half- brother, James of Washington. LCokeomnO Painted Metal Panels 18 : sq. ]2' x 60' x 2' alow as $80.00 REJECT TECK INSULATION 3/4" $3.90 per 4 x 8 sheet 1" $4.90 per 4 x 8 sheet First Come, First Served No Backorders Davles$ Co. Metal Hyw. 50 E., C. 4 mL E. Mcxttgorr, 812-295-5770 Hagman, 50 years; Elwood and St. Theresa Church, Evansville, years. dies Jan. 23  i RA-,'s Services for Sister Bertha [ ....... BuAcher, O.S.B., 85, who died 41iBA--IL'dilBILlk'Ii I Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service | FIRE & SAFETY [HD ,-,-,-' = ubois ,.,Dun,,, Jan, 23, were held Jan. 25 at IP  - - I - =IW.mi I 117 Busseron Street Mnastery Immaculate Con- - .  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