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. CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE VOLUME 22 E i NUMBER 27 March 13, 1992 Cardinal Newman Lecture , t i i i i tll ,i i it, tll [ it t ,, i t t Catholic bible study pioneer to speak Marcll: 30 By MARY ANN HUGHES and PAUL R. LEINGANG Scripture student, author, missionary, newspaper columnist l re- master, abbot -- these are some of the titles that describe Father Kodell O.S.B. The abbot of New Subiaco Abbey in Subiaco, will deliver the 1991-92 John Henry Cardinal Newman Lecture lle. "The Brat Who Made Good: Jacob's Story and Ours" is his taken from the Book of Genesis, chapters 25-50. "It's a story that is told on three levels," he said, in a recent tele- The story is about Jacob as a symbol of Israel, as him- ,:and as a model for a disciple, said Father Kodell. The abbot himself is used to working on several levels. He is a na- Arkansan who received his high school and undergraduate education Benedictine monastery where he has served as abbot since 1989. He received a graduate degree in theology from Sant' Anselmo in m 1967 and a second graduate degree in sacred scripture from the Bible Institute in Rome in 1969. For the next six years he taught, wrote and delivered retreats and s. He served as columnist for The Guardian, the diocesan news- Diocese of Little Rock. In 1974, Father Kodell remembers that he and "somelay people, sisters and some priests" decided to work up some material for dy groups in Little Rock, about 100 miles from Subiaco. in Little Rock had contacted the priest because they knew studied scripture -- and they could not find any scripture study als for Catholics. In that first year, the new group worked up study materials on the rustles. It was to be "a one-time deal," said Father Kodell, but to get requests from other places for copies of the materials. The bible study materials are still prepared at an office in Little Rock but they are published by Litur- gical Press in Collegeville, Minn. Fa- ther Kodell continues to serve "in an editorial way," and appears on some of the audio and video tapes related to the program. In 1983, his commentary on the Gospel according to Luke was pub- lished by Liturgical Press as part of its Collegeville Bible Commentary series. In 1985, Servant Books pub- lished "The Catholic Bible Study Handbook" which he authored based on his experience with the Little Rock Bible Study Program. His third book, "Tile Eucharist in the New Testament," was published FR. JEROME KODELL O.S.B. while Father Kodell was in Belize. Fa- ther Kodell went to that Central Ameri- can country in 1987,.to serve as a missionary and to do retreat work at the Santa Familia Monastery. In 1989, Father Kodell became abbot of the New Subiaco Abbey, his current responsibility, Abbot Jerome, as he is known within his community, will speak at the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Monday March 30, at 7 p.m. The lecture, which is sponsored by Newman Ministries at the University of Southern Indiana, will be held in Forum III in USI's Ad- For the first five .years, it grew "very fast" but the production of ministration Building. was "amateur," he explained. "We worked out of one couple's The Newman lectures are de.signed to illuminate the positive re- where "the UPS truck stopped everyday" and where "theircafs .., lationships:., ........ between spirituality, and scholarship andto establish links ................  :' .......  ........ ..................... en the umversty commumty and the Clmstmn commumty m t point, the Bishop of Little Rock established the study pro- southern Indiana. as an official program of the diocese. The Little Rock Bible Study has now grown to be,one of the most widely known and re- For additional hffbrmation, contact Chris Hoehn at 464-1871 or Jay lic bible study programs in the nation. Fredrich at 464-1878. catechumens, candidates received March 8 emonies in Jasper 243 catechu- Candidates were Lnd took another OSer toward mem- ull participation erald A. Gettelfin- .122 catechumens :aadidates for full ,n May 8. The cat- and candidates parishes of the their own and before the "Y publically an- elf desire to re- sacraments rday. sponsors ious for- e catechumens ates, during the at Holy in Jasper and Church in is the list of the Christi Barry Mar- pivey, Tammy Judy Schiff Kristle El- z, Susette Candidates: Rite Schnur. Anne, Woodruff Holy Angels New Harmony Catechumen: Roy Neaveill Holy Redeemer Evansville Catechumens: Dustin Buede, l, Katherine Heichel- beth, Jeff Hinsey, Cassandra Jarvis, Robin Kissinger, Cheryl Knapp, Heather Knapp, Debbie Kunkel, Alissa Lohrlein, David Rudisill, John Rudisill, Jerry Taylor Candidates: Wayne Korff, Byron Rohrig, Jim Schmidt, Mike Tabor, Janice Tenbarge brandt, Emily Kuhr, Michael Kuhr, Judith LaRocca, Pamela Yancey Candidates: Debbie Coon, Stephanie Gilbert, Beverly Kavanaugh, Debra Lant, Amy Love, Suzanne Lucas, Jeremy Miller, Lee Smith. Allen Thomas Resurrection Evansville Catechumen: Bonnie Allen Candidates: Trisha Lunken- helmet, Lisa Rodriguez, Mike Zeller St. Agnes Evansville Catechumens: Jesse Heck- man, Kasey Meredith. Saman- tha Meredith, Shawn Mered- ith, Kelsey Pruiett, Trish (Veeck) Schnur, Todd Veeck Candidates: Brian Beckerle Ran Crowe, Anna Dillbeck, Joni Steinkamp, See 243 Page 5 Holy Rosary Evansville Catechumens: John Ball, Robert W. Davenport, Greg Holland, Sharon Jung, Wally Russell Candidates: Larry Falken- burg, Kay Lachowecki, Richard C. Leibundguth, Jan Phillips, Steve Roeder, P. V. Smith, Kolly,Walsh, Laurie Wilmes, Thomas O. Wolfe Nativity Evansville Catechumens: Greg Ashby, Melanie Boberg, Beth Coon, David Coon, Charles Davis, Chasity Freels, Mary Inken-