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,.,arch 6, 1992 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF THE PARISHES OF THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF" EVANSVILLE Balance Sheet -- August 31, 1991 ASSETs l(l and in bank Cash on hal $1.890,222.92 Investments " 982,187.03 13co ........................ R p sJl with Diocese ........ 5,357,589.13 estricled Funds ............... 1,11}4.393.26 TOTAL ASSETS .............. LIABILITIES Lean from Diocese 2,207,716.37 ACCOun " (, ' ............ s I ayame .............. 396,622.45 NIT WORTH ....................... 6,73(),053.53 TOTAL LIABILrFIES AND NET WOI,TH ....... 9,334,392.35 9,334,392.35 INCOME '( SUnda3 rollc('ti ms ........... Other Or(tim];W hie:on1,,' .... EXtraordi aary ]nrona(, best " .......... ' gnated celh;(:tions ..... Statement of Income and Expenses 14.177,877.35 4,814,926 41 1,928,371.23 383,299.04 TOTAL INCOMh] ............ IXPENSI!: S dinarv Chnrch Expenses .......  ..... (s .......... 6,583,642.23 ldueatin Exl)cn,n st s 11,182.419.05 EXtraordinary Ex I c ," '," ... 2,.(t93,410.28 beslgnate(t (:ilh;clilns .... :1i0.34 1.42 TOTAL EXPENSES ........ IXCEss INCOME ............... 21,304,474.03 21,139.212.98 1.65,261 PARISH INCOME 2'500'000" Sunday . I .,.'/I ns: e,000 000.. I $14 1177 877.35 1,500,000. 1,000,000. Extraordinary income 4,814,926 41 Other ordinary Designated income: collections: $1,928,371.23 $383.299.04 Year Ended August 31, 1991 00,0001, ,, Ordinary church expenses: $6,583,042.23 PARISH EXPENSE Education expenses: $11,182,419.05 Extraordinary Designated expenses: collections: $2,993,410.28 $380,341.42 rl lANK Y()l) Year Ended August 31, 1991 The Message --for'Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 15 Reports of Madalyn Murray , ,,,,,,,H i,,, i , O'Hair petition will not die WASHINGTON (CNS)- It's like the petition from hell that will no! die. No amount of denials seem able to kill the false, not Irue, erroneous and not-based-on-fact rumor that atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair has asked tim govern- ment to ban religious broad- (:asts. In 1988, Catholic News Ser- vice reported that the rumor" was 1)ringing ahout 80,000 letters and 200 to 300 tele- t)hone complainls monthly to the F;deral Conmmnications Cam m i ss i (In. Still, queries at)antthe peti- tion continue,. Tht) F'C(; .a)'s its done, its part. It sent a mass mailing to every religi(lus denomination ill the (:outltr) some years ago to say the pelilion -- com- monli, known as RM 24.(t3 -- doesn't exist. It als0 has for- matted its aulomated tele- phone servicr to give a recorded denial to tile thou- sands who call the FCC about the "religious petition." You can call yourself. Dial (202) 6q2-7000, then push 1 on your lou(:h-tone phone,, and" then push 3 for the reli- gious petition option. Some- one one will say: "Petition No. 2493 has re- sulted in million's of letters and telephone calls to the TO VAL: $21,304,474.03 TOTAL: $21,139,212.98 comnfission since 1975. 'rhis petition was denied by the F(]C on Aug. 1, 1975 -- over 15 years ago. The comn]ission is required by the First Amendment to take a neutral position toward religion, act- ing neither to promote nor to inhibit it." I! will tell you that the name of O'Hair "contin- ues to be associated With this false petition even though she has never filed any petition with the FCC." An FCC spokeswoman said Mar(:h 3 that ever), religious season, such as Advent an(t Lent, the numl)er of calls con- (:erning the rumor rises. O'llair has denied initiat- ing the petition drive. TIw rea) i)etition RM 2493 (hnied in 1975 was t'r(ml tx,o California men wh(i asked that the agency "not granl new (TV and radio) frequen- cies for non-c(lmnler(:ial use." It somehow was misinter- preted as an effort to hen reli- gious broadcasts. Former Huntingburg resident killed in military crash Lance Cpl. Gordon i,. Singer Jr., 21, a former Hunt- ingburg resident was one of four marines killed Saturday, Feb. 8, in the crash of a inili- tary helicopter near Jack- sonville, Fie. Singer is survived by his wife, the former Melissa Chastain, and their infant son, Nicholas. The family lived near Jacksonville at New River, N.C. Surviw)rs also include his parents, Gordon Lee and Georgaml (Matthews) Singer, and two brothers, Greg and Aaron. all of Hunlingburg. Funeral services were, held at SI. Mary Church, Hunting- I)urg, on Monday, Feb. 1 7, with burial ill the chur(:h ce m e,t e rv. Singer was remembered at SI. Mary Church as a server at Mass h)r many years. 'Fle veteran of Operatit)n l)eserl Storm was a former Southridge High School wro, slling standout. Sr. O'Neil's father dies February 5 Services for Richard C. O'Neil., 83 who died Feb. 5, were held Feb. 8 at Holy Spirit Church in Indianapo- lis, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. O'Neil is the father of Sister Jody O'Neil S.P., director of the Newman Center at the University of Evansville. Also surviving are his wife, Gladys, two sons, Robert and Patrick; a brother, John; three sisters, Norma, Mildred and Geraldine, and two grand- children. Thank you St. Jude for a petition granted. K.W. Stroke morese ous:: Bishop Norbert F i 3aughan of Gary' mained in stable condition March 2 inth hospitaL but The Diocese of Joliet. Ill, l:" will not get a second auxil-] is_ry bishop to replace Aux-I iliary Bishop Raymond l,! Vonesh who died of cancer l in August, according to a letter from Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, Vat- icml pro-nuncio, to Bishop: Joseph L Imesch of Joliet. The Vatican reportedly: wants to reduce the num- ber of auxiliary bishops around the world. Court wants secrets a. Pennsylvania court has ordered the Diocese of AI- toona-Johnstawn to release information from its secret archives for a civil suit brought against the diocese and a priest accused of sex- ua[ abuse of a minor. The ration, The Penns SUperior Court said the order did ing access to "information regarding the manner in which:a reli- gious institution conducts its affairs ' when that con- duct is relevant to the case at hand. Gorbachev praises pope Pope John Paul II played a major political role in the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, said Mikhail Gorbachev, former leader of the Soviet Union. The ex-leader of world communism praised the pope in a copyright article published Mhrcla 3 in nu- merous newspapers around the world, Pope John Paul II encour- i