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E S SAGE 2.5 years of serving Catholics of southwestern Indiana VOLUME 26 NUMBER 22 February 2, 1996 WSTDEANEY EAST DEANER ,, h for Life: Participants ready to return next year staff writer paused to March for D.C., he by the cal- ents who at- the type of kids Own kids to said. residents from Indiana mostly :l in the raarch, which is the Roe v. decision, left Evansville Was made in additional Woolsey. rn Indiana ands of on Jan. 22. s it, the hard- 17- the accom. h included Were all part , but thank_ elfish aet," he no thank-yous. are dcing unborn SSjob.- year that able to page 14 ! ary of decision legalizing abortion observed nationwide Mahony gave the keynote ad- dress, included Mass, work- shops and an interfaith prayer service. "To be pro-life means that we believe in the dignity of human life, and that we are against anything that offends that dignity -- abortion, eu- thanasia, the death penalty, civil rights violations," said Nancy Ulmer, a participant who chairs the Right to Life committee at Our Lady of Sor- rows Parish, Santa Barbara. Research Item religious beliefs and practices, Statewide 06%- Very conservative 37% -- Conservative 46%--Equ00 conservative and liberal O9%- Liberal O2%- Very liberal Gianna Jessen, 19, was a featured speaker. She had sur- vived a saline abortion proce- dure at birth that left her af- flicted with cerebral palsy. "God spared my life for one purpose, and that is to share with the world the love of Christ -- not to change peo- pie's minds about abortion," she told the conference. "It's my job to share the forgiveness of Christ with others, because he shared it with me." Bishop Andrew J. McDonald of Little Rock, Ark., praised the church's consistent stand against abortion during the an- nual diocesan Mass for Life Jan. 21. St. Martin, St. Mary first to renew the Message By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor Parishioners from St. Martin Church, Whitfield, and St. Mary Church, Shoals, are the first to have their subscrip- tions to the Message renewed this year. Msgr. Carl Shetler is pastor of the two full-circula- tion parishes in Martin County, within the Washing- ton Deanery. Message Sunday, observed over the weekend of Jan. 27 and 28, marked the official be- ginning of the annual subscrip- tion drive. Most current sub- scriptions continue through the end of February. New and renewed subscriptions received at the office of the Message will take effect with the issue dated March 1. Renewal envelopes were in- cluded in the Jan. 26 issue of the Message, and envelope supplies were also sent to each parish. (Additional envelopes are available, upon request.) For subscription materials or information, contact Mary Etta Kiefer,  O.S.B., The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169. Telephone (812) 424-5536 or toll free in Indiana (800) 637.1731. "Let me make it very clear right now," he told a packed congregation at Little Rock's Cathedral of St. Andrew, "you can promise me, you can offer me education, clothing, food, See ANNIVERSARY page 15 (CNs)  As in Wash- 3rd annual 22 an- Supreme abor- around if., 1,000 the first )ast pro-life "A Com- 22. The vchich Los Roger M.