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14, 1992 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Prayers Cntinued from naue 1 biho- r ' '- ....P eadthe names of the letnlls and said, "Grant them eeace forever." He then .rayed for those who are hos- ltalized. - " , I he Victims incmde: 1'- u.e members of the 123rd tl,,Chcal, Airlift Wing, Ken- t, "y Air National Guard" ,vl' . ll^l'.Rlchard A. Strang of  Y Knobs, ln; Cant War- I. Klin'00am0000 of t'ltiSville ; Vincent D Yah of Louisville; Master Sgt. , 'uarn G. Hawkins of Crest- d, Ky., and Master Sgt. a M. Medley of Louisville. I,. rrra Evansville. Thomas J' Matthew J. Prasek, Robert A. Hays, Charles Berg witz, John R. Stallings Jr., Harry Tenbarge, Matthew Phipps, Lynette Scott, Ronald Keown, Horton and Darrel Arnold. Matthew Prasek was a member of Holy Spirit Church, Evansville. Harry Tenbarge was a member of St. Joseph Church, Evansville. Charles Bergwitz was a member of St. Joseph Church, Vanderburgh County. Information for this stmy was contributed by Paul R. Leingang, editor of the Message. The portion of the tail of the C-130 transport plane is still visible moments after the crash into the side of the Drury Inn and into the back of Jojo's Restaurant in Evansville. -- Message photo by Paul R. Leingang 9eople attended a memorial Mass for victims of r disaster in Evansville. -- Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes b . LINCOLN . MERCURY PrePlanning Since 1940" Miller & Miller 424-9274 ubois County Bank YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger was the chief celebrant at a memorial Mass for victims of the Feb. 6 plane crash in Evansville. The Mass was held Feb. 7 at the Pro-Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in downtown Evansville. Church Continued from ge 1 claims for asylum. Father Ryscavago, in an in- terview with Catholic News Service, said the Jan. 31 Supreme Court decision that allowed U.S. repatriation of Haitians was based on "hyste- ria" and what he believed to be a questionable report that some 20,000 U.S.-bound Haitians were poised to exit their homeland. He said the report and what he called "exaggerated" claims that an unusually high percentage of U.S.-bound Haitian boat people had tested positive for the AIDS virus "fed an alarmist feeling in Washington." "We have no independent confirmation" of the 20,000 figure, said Father Ryscavage. The priest said his office was urging members of Congress to "put on the fast track" a bill to halt the repa- triation. Such a bill, if ap- proved, could face a veto by President Bush. Cardinal Bernard F. Law of Boston said that while the repatriation is "legally justifi- able" it is "morally questionable." The cardinal, who is chair- man of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration, asked how anyone could doubt that the Haitian boat people "are refugees worthy of reception into our country." Cardinal Law made the comments in a statement is- sued by the Archdiocese of Boston Feb. 3. An edited ver- sion of the statement ap- peared in the Feb. 4 issue of the Boston Globe. Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua of Philadelphia, a member of the Committee on Migration, in a Feb. 10 letter to President Bush urged him to halt the repatriation, say- ing "these patriots are fleeing an illegal military dictator- ship that uses violence in -- Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes place of reason and threatens their lives and the lives of their families." Bishop Thomas V. Daily of Brooklyn, N.Y., in a Feb. 3 statement, said the Haitians left "not for frivolous rea- sons" but "in desperation be- cause of intolerable violence and oppression." The U.S. Supreme Court's Jan. 31 decision lifted a ban that had prevented the gov- ernment from sending Haitians back, ending months of legal wrangling that left more than 10,000 Haitians in a state of limbo at Guan- tanamo Bay naval base in Cuba. The court's 6-3 ruling came on an emergency petition by the Bush administration, which argued that as many as 20,000 Haitians were prepar- ing to leave their country and that the naval base at Guan- rename Bay was filled to ca- pacity.