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1992 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Bishop's Forum Propagation of the Faith" GERALD A. A letter to the people Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, "mission minded." He indeed left a legacy of love You may already be a member of the Sect- for the missions to challenge us in our support of ety for the Propagation,.of the Faith. If so, con- t- Two recent events have drawn particular at- them both at home and abroad, tinue your generous support by daily prayer, ention to the work of our Church in proclaiming The second event took place on Wednesday fasting and financial sacrifice for the work JeSus Christ to all peoples, evening, January 22, 1992, at the Basilica of St. Christ has given each of us to do. If you are not a" The first moment came on January 16, 1992, Francis Xavier, the Old Cathedral, in Vincennes. a member, please join me in supporting this tthe funeral of Archbishop Edward T. O'Meara, On that occasion the Knights of Columbus pre- common work of missionary activity even if you :uo in his life and ministry lived out Jesus' com- sented to me a commemorative missionary cross can't go to the missions yourself. !artd to the fullest. I was reminded that for 24 recalling for us that 500 years ago the Cross of Be generous in sharing the good news by lear s he was directly involved in the Society for Christ was planted on the soil of the Americas for doing your part to proclaim Christ to te Propagation of the Faith in the United States. the first time. They were missionaries of another all peoples. ' Was its national director for 14 years succeed- time and from another place who brought the ilrl lg '.,rchbishop Fulton J. Sheen. He also served good news of Jesus to our part of the world. the Vatican Congregation for the Evangeliza- Faithful people like ourselves responded to the Faithfully yrs in Christ, [ oa of Peoples, not to mention other positions for given by to call Jesus all who would dare listen: [ .I_ _n I cva-ngelization in the National Conference of "Go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them "P'-na I ath.olic Bishops. Although he was not a mission- in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy I 'Y.la the common understanding of the word, he Spirit, teaching them all that I have taught you!" Most Reverend Ger ger ainly gave us all an example of how to be It is our turn. Bishop of Evansville I 00dvance o inUed from page 1 could spell out his or her that the legislation about pa- tradition affirms the sanctity e e , son ,'. ps St Marv s and other wishes about what treatment tient self-determination may and dignity of every human lt lt!a!s had taken as a re- was to be performed or with- be new, but Catholic belief life as a precious gift from ,. r the law and its appli- "  in Indiana 'b ilWing her presentation, thr0 'r tied the participants (lct llveral sample legal h .  appointment of li,i::tth care representative, i "s Will, an " g- d hfe-prolong- t rocedures declaration. : Preparing such docu- itaff' typically with the as- n attorney, a per- held. Hubert advised the par- and practice was spelled out God" and "rejects abortion, ticipants that they could re- very clearly in 1957 by Popd suicide, and euthanasia as vi- vise the documents at any Plus XII. elations of responsible stew- ! time. He said they should "The rights and duties of ardship forthegifloflife." make it a practice to update the doctor are Correlative to The bishops stated, how- the documents regularly, per- those of the patient," said the ever, that "faith in the resur- haps at the time of their regu- pontiff in an address to anes- rection and hope for eternal lar medical checkups, so that thesiologists. "The doctor, in life have enabled the Catholic e" there would be no doubt in fact, has no separate or inde- tradition to accept death as rl. anyone's mind about what pendent right where the pa- the inevitable end to tempo- le was intended, tient is concerned. In general, ral life and to believe that it r , Sister Kelly pointed out he can take action only if the can become the gateway to patient explicitly or implic- eternal life." ]" | itly, directly or indirectly, The bishops quoted from J "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" gives him permission." Pope Pius XII, who wrote in ' [ Miller & Miller The bishops of Indiana, in 1957, "The Catholic tradition Y a statement released by the has held that medical treat- } Indiana Catholic Conference, ments need not be pursued d ! Ll).tl-Or)TZl said, "The Roman Catholic when they offer no reason- 0 ......... -- -- $ h "t lban-YI 00,INGBI I Zt 'f Buehlers I.G.A. C n t k "THE THRIFTY HOUSEWIFE'S . SOURCE OF SAVlNGSS SPECIALIZING IN QUALITY FOODS and MEATS DELICIOUSGERMAN FOOD PRIME RtB YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK Also Huntingburg and Oakland City CHARBROILEDSTEAK cou.T.v .,Eo c.,cE. SEAFOODS SALAD BAR Compliments of BANQUET ROOM FOR PRWATE PARTIES EVANSVILLE SERVICE Nass & Son inc. m.Jurov.r.z.rs,ru FUNERAL HOME 1482-2640] B Hwy 162 S. AND SHOPPING GUIDE Huntingburg, Ind. 393 3rdAve., ]asper, IN p BEST -LUMBING SERVICEL ZMIII IIIbENTIAL COMMERCI AUTO TOPS.SEAT COVERS. BOAT COVERS ZIIIIN00 sTEREo TIONS 254-3943 HWY 50 EAST, BEHIND UPS CENTER EUGENE WELP, OWNER ' 1916 W. 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Knapp. They wanted to consider their own advance directives, as well as be better prepared to answer questions from parishioners and patients seeking advice. Corrections The parishes of two youths were incorrectly listed, in an article about Youth Day XXVI, Jan. 24. Justin Matthew Crews and Mary Elizabeth Payne, among the nominees for the All Star Youth Team, are members of St. Joseph Church, Dale. Popular Medjug0rje speaker Wayne Weible was incorrectly identified as a Lutheran in an article Jan. 10. Weible, a former newspaper publisher and columnist, was a Lutheran when he first vis- ited Medjugorje and wrote a series of articles: He has since converted to Roman Catholicism. Homemade Amish Cooking Open Monday Thru Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAY I I