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25 years of serving Catholics of southwestern Indiana We About Diocesan 1 Annual Report thy Kane = i 00ncourages her to live out the Gospel of the. Talents HUGHES , Message staff writer Kane reflects on her special- she thanks her mother, her fa- and Sister Kathy grew up with this father was the "artistic" one, he led her from one creative ospel of Matthew, particularly the talents, is what has kept her faithfifl to her been with the Sisters of St. Benedict in past five years. She was born in Mas- up in Arizona goes back to her early adult on my own," she remembers, decorating for the holidays, eggs. "I did it because it teaching herself the art form, and beginning with the "scratch incision in the bottom of an from  white shell under- Ceramic eggs, then tried her hand at the Benedictine Sister Kathy'Kane displays .... of waxes and dyes. collection includes IJai-style eggs, create Estonian-style eggs, and then she ,, : See SISTER KANE on page 3 I unal Krol dies: Last of key Vatican il transition bishops (CNS)  dinals around the world. Ten for lung and kidney problems, formed after the council to in- dinal Krol's side when he died. the last are among the 115 cardinals At his request he was allowed terpret the council and coordi- In a telegram to Cardinal Who led the under 80, the cutoff age for eli- to return home March 2 when nate postconciliar commis- Bevilacqua, Pope John Paul rough the Sec- gibility to enter a conclave and it was clear he would not re- sions, said he felt "a great sense of died at vote for a new pope. cover, and he died early the fol- A son of Polish immigrants, loss" when he learned of Cardi- 'lphia. He In poor health in recent lowing morning, he played important roles in nal Krot's death. years from and a His funeral was scheduled strengthening the Polish The pope asked his successor 3 leaves 11 heart condition, the retired for noon on Friday, March 8, at church under communism and in Krakow, Cardinal Fran- the 159 Philadelphia archbishop was the Basilica Cathedral of Sts. bringing Cardinal Karol Wo- ciszek Macharski, to represent of Car- hospitalized in mid-February Peter and Paul in Philadel- jtyla of Krakow to the aten- him at the funeral. phia, with burial to follow in tion of other church leaders ...... the cathedral crypt, around the world. In 1978 Car- A bishop since 1953 and a dinal Wojtyla was elected Pope )W: cardinal since 1967, Cardinal John Paul II. Krol was archbishop of He also was a world leader Philadelphia from 1961 until in getting the Holy See to start B the CPC going to be announced this his retirement in 1988. issuing public financial reports He was the first vice presi- and in helping it to bring about the Catholic Parishes Campaign dent (1966-71) and second pres- mounting deficits of the 1970s pastors and pastoral life coordina- ident (1971-74) of the National and 1980s back under control. The total goal of the CPC is 7.13 Conference of Catholic Bishops In the United States he led last year, but the impact varies in and U.S. Catholic Conference, the Catholic'bishops in their the postconciliar national orga- fight against abortion before for more information about the CPC this nizations of the U.S. hierarchy, and after the 1973 Supreme Pages 8 and 9 for an annual report on In 1965 he headed the commit- Court ruling that legalized it tee that reorganized the Na- nationwide. PU tional Catholic Welfare Confer- His reputation as a conserva- rdue Research Item ence into the NCCB and USCC tive church leader gave added He also headed the bishops' power to his 1979 testimony in do you think it is important to pay committee which from 1967 to Congress against nuclear de- healthcare for all? 1971 conducted'a controversial fenses and his leadership in Statewide U.S. priesthood study, one of the early 1980s against thnu- (}8% Very 10% the most massive and compre- clear arms race. 18% Quite 22% hensive studies of priests in "History will indeed record 39% Somewhat 36% history, him as one of the most out- 20% Not very 18% He was one of the leaders of standing church leaders of the 15% Not at all 15% Vatican II as undersecretary of century," said Cardinal An- the council. He was a member thony J. Bevilacqua of of the central commission Philadelphia, who was at Car-