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10 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana By FATHER JOSEPH ZILIAK We live very protected and sheltered lives. Spoiled is what many of our brothers and sisters in our own country and others might well say of us. We leave uneaten food on our plates. We complain about not having the right brand name for our clothing. We are consumed with desire to purchase the most "in" auto of the year. On and on we go with our list of "I want" or "1 have to have." Our insatiable demand for goods, things and possessions is a potential source of self disaster. Where does it all end? When do we ever say, "that is enough?" Who teaches us to tell ourselves to be satisfied with what we have? I want to share a few lines from an article in the Feb. 27, 1993, issue of "America," an almost weekly publication by the Jesuits of the United States and Canada. Newark's Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick returned on Feb. 10 from a visit to Croatia and Bosnia. Father Thomas H. Stahel, S.J., interviewed him. Upon arrival in Zagreb on Jan. 29, the arch- bishop asked the U.S. Charge' d'Affairs about travel to Sarajevo. "What is the level of risk you Bulletin Continued from page 7 teenage behavior. Depressed Anonymous. Each Thursday. 7:30 p.m., St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2300 Washing- ton Ave., Evansville. Trips Will Lent be a time for us to change our values? are willing to take? People are getting killed in Sarajevo all the time." The flight was made by cir- cuitous routing because of danger of attack. As they landed, a large door in the rear of the plane came open for immediate unloading. "At a certain point, a U.N. soldier comes out and un- loads the passengers, and very briskly you run with him into the airport to avoid sniper fire and anything like that. "You then have to pass a second test to see if they will now bring you into the city. You can go in only in an armoured personnel carrier. It was about a three-mile run along the no-man's land. They bring you into the central post office of Sarajevo, a squat building surrounded by sand- bags. "Just about an hour before we came, 100 yards from the post office a woman walking with a child was killed by a sniper, The chief of the U.N. commission promised us a soft-skinned car to get to the archbishop's residence. 'I want to warn you this fellow will drive like hell.' If you drive slowly, you just get yourself lined up in sniper fire. "The archbishop and his people live in a cel- St. Ben's Social Club, April 1- 3, three-day trip to Opryland. Charlie or Lillian Woertz: 476- 8758. II I I I III I II Special jubilarians William and Catherine (Brenner) Gries of St. James will celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary Feb. 28. They were married Feb. 28, 1933, at St. Philip Church, St. Philip, by Father Theodore Volhaer. The coupled farmed for many years and served as custodians at St. James parish for 16 years. Their daughter, Ruth Ann, and her family live in Ohio. I Feminist group launches fund-raiser for pro-life women candidates WASHINGTON (CNS) Feminists for Life of America launched a fund-raising cam- paign for pro-life women can- didates Feb. 18. Called the Susan B. An- thony List, the bipartisan committee was developed to provide early money for the political campaigns of pro- life women at the national and state levels. The list "was formed to "People were saying: 'We have do something. How do we stop the causes that lead to abortion?"' she said. Gibbs told Catholic News Service the committee got started in the summer when "women were getting together saying, 'we don't have any- one to vote for who cares about pro-life and women."' Sister Pauline e honor the legacy of An- thony's work in getting Kelly dies Feb. 17 women the vote," said Fred- Services for Sister Pauline Kelly, O.S.B., 94, who died Feb. 17, were held Feb. 22 at Monastery Immaculate Con- ception, Ferdinand, with burial in the convent ceme- tery. Sister Pauline entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Benedict in 1915. She made her final vows in 1920 and she celebrate 75 years of religious profession in 1992. She was a teacher for 59 years. She taught at St. Bene- dict, St. Joseph, Holy Spirit and Christ the King schools, all in Evansville, and at schools in Mount Vernon, Fort Branch and Vincennes. erica Mathewes-Green, spokeswoman for Feminists for Life of America, which is sponsoring the effort. "We want to help women who care about bettering women's circumstances, who care about educating women about making life affirming choices get into public of- rices," she said at the pro- groin's kickoff in Washington. Mathewes-Green said, "Susan B. Anthony was vo- cally pro- She saw that women have abortion, not be- cause they think it's the best choice, but because they have no choices." Susan Gibbs, Washington coordinator of the committee, said the nearly 200 people who attended the event were "looking for something to do that's focused" against abortion. lar because all the windows have been shot upstairs. A priest, formerly a professor of at the seminary, and now head of Caritas Sara- jevo (Catholic Charities), was meeting with a group of young people, kids in their 20% impressive youngsters "The university's been closed, and fading away they have taken on a role tian service. It was to me the most im sights I came across in Bosnia. They bring and medicine to the poor and people who are afraid to leave their homes. "They teach catechism. The are really derful apostles, and very brave because their heroism is tried every day. The priest said almost been killed seven times in the last months." And now what can we say about Should we not hang our heads in shame little trials that we experience? 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