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MESSAGE 25 years of serving Catholics of southwestern Indiana VOLUME 26 NUMBER28 March 15, 1996 outline Catholics' election-year responsibilities (CNs) season around lng and ics 1996 elec- Louisiana SPeeches and a Catholics for learn- Weighing candidates and positions against church teaching. "Our religious commitment really demands we undertake our responsibility as Chris- tians in the field of politics, not imposing through any force of power, but rather through per- suasion by force of argument to the way of Christ," said Bishop Edward J. O'Donnell of Lafayette, La., in Qpening a diocesan conference on political responsibility. "It used to be that we didn't talk about religion or politics," with matters of human life and rights taking second place to discussion of football or vaca- tions, said Bishop O'Donnell at the Feb. 24 workshop. "Our country deserves better." "When Jesus held up the coin of tribute and said, 'Ren- der to Caesar the things which are Caesar's and to God the things which are God's,' I hear Jesus saying we should take part in the political processes of our country and animating the process," Bishop O'Donnell said. "We do it not with some narrow sectarian teaching in Father Holtz named associate pastor at Holy Rosary Church By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor our own interest, but with the teaching of Jesus which is God's blueprint, God's plan for the well-being of the human society." In a speech at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Cardi- nal Roger M. Mahony said Catholics are called to partici- pate in the political process with an informed conscience and with an eye focused on the See BISHOPS page 2 of Evansville? on of the Yearbook of the Catholic Dio- reports that there are 33,008 families diocese, or 89,536 individuals. Those totals from 73 parishes in the COVers 5,010 square miles in south- Research Item You think it is important to control gUns? 47% 17% 19% 08% 09% Statewide Ve.ry 54% Quite 17% Somewhat 15% Not very 07% Not at all 07% Father Brian Holtz, cur- rently an associate pastor at Resurrection Church, Evansville, has been appointed associate pastor of Holy Rosary Church, also in Evansville. The appointment was announced at weekend Masses at the two parishes, March 9 and 10. Father Holtz will join the new pastor of the East Side parish, Father James Sauer. Father Sauer's appointment was announced several weeks ago. Both appointments are ef- fective Wednesday, April 24, at noon. Father tIoltz, a native of Evansville, was born Jan. 18, 1969. His parents, Charles and Rr (Titzer) Holtz, are both deceased. After studies at St. Meinrad College, St. Meinrad, and at FATHER BRIAN HOLTZ St. Mary to the Lake Semi- nary, Mundelein, I11., Father Holtz was ordained June 3, 1995. The ordination cere- mony, with Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger presiding, was held at St. Joseph Church, Evansville.