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The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana ............. 11 ................ cans forget their immigrant roots, bishop says ews Service )RT, R.I. (CNS) -- forget that enjoy is in of the efforts of a bishop of refugee re- Bishop told an audi- 30 resettlement many Americans will threaten and economic secu- forget ndparents and their ]masses to the immi- strives to be of the words of and he said at 15-17 of Mi- gration and Refugee Services of the U.S. Catholic Conference, explained that pending immi- gration reform legislation would cut refugee admissions from its current 90,000 limit to 50,000 in 1997. "In effect, this legislation, by reducing the number of avail- able visas and constructing un- reasonable new eligibility re- quirements, would bar nearly 3 million Americans from uniting with their children, parents and siblings," Swenson said. "It is unfair to punish these family members who have been following the immigration rules, have approved visa petitions and who have been waiting pa- tiently for years," he continued. Catholic dioceses in the United States have resettled more than 800,000 refugees since 1975. Half of those new- comers were Vietnamese, 10 percent were from Cuba, 7 per- cent were from Bosnia-Herze- govina, 5 percent were Iraqi and 4 percent were Hmong. AUTO TOPS. SEAT COVERS. BOAT COVERS STEREO SALES & INSTALLATIONS 254-3943 HWY 50 EAST, BEHIND UPS CENTER EUGENE WELP, OWNER G, CO. SUPPLIES & CONSTRUCTION 482-6838 JASPER LUMBER CO. COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE Ph: 482-1125 RT. 4, JASPER 00Tbe SO. 00oop Christian Books & Gifts Bey & Charlie Mendel, owners (812) 634-7766 416 Jackson St., Jasper, IN 47546 "At Brescia College, I received a Liberal Arts education, Christian values, personal attention from faculty and staff, and cPA leadership i experience... to a bright future. " with a high-quality education. Classes outstanding faculty. Brescia offers over 30 in its bachelor's degree programs. Our Catholic as a well-educated and thoughtful of the 21 st century. 717 Frederica Owensboro, KY 42301 "This country, as well as the Catholic Church, has histori- cally provided a safe refuge for those in fear of their lives," said Swenson. "It has been one of the glories of the United States, which has set it apart from other nations." Other sessions at the confer- ence touched on ways to counter anti-immigrant sentiment and policies and how to adapt dioce- san resettlement programs as fewer refugees are admitted. John Franken, director of refugee programs for MRS, said with the end of a resettlement program for Southeast Asians as well as the cuts in U.S. refugee admissions, his agency will restructure and downsize, placing more emphasis on dioce- ses and volunteers. MRS staffers also briefed the diocesan directors on pending legislation that would end fam- ily reunification immigration programs; impose higher in- come requirements for visa eli- gibility; and exclude refugees for a variety of reasons including failing to apply within 30 days of arrival; limit immigrants' ac- cess to government-funded pro- grams, even after they become naturalized citizens. SCRIPTURE SEARCH By Patricia Kasten ON A COLT Gospel for Sunday, March 31, 1996 Matthew 21: I- I I Following is a word search based on the Gospel reading for Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday), A Cy- cle, the story of Jesus' last entry into Jerusalem. The word clues are left to right in the order in which they appear in the reading. JERUSALEM BETHPHAGE VILLAGE FIND AN ASS A COLT BRING MASTER HAS NEED YOUR KING CROWD SPREAD THE ROAD OTHERS CUT BRANCHES HOSANNA DAVID BLESSED IS HE COMES THE LORD HIGHEST ENTERED CITY D A E R P S J D W 0 R C E C I T Y H E H S - ! U B S T H E L O R D S T D l=" S R.H D B S U D B V E T E D E A S A S R ! D R H L H D T S N A L K N E P B I A S S N L C D I T H R G O D C A E D O F N A 1 H R H G N M E A L E G N E E E 1:) A J O D V T E G S H P S S E M O C 1 X X T T D S S R E H T O D (c) 1996 Air Publishing Co. Position Available Liturgist/Music Director Parish of 700 households seeks combined liturgist and music director with knowledge and love for Roman Catholic/Vatican II Liturgy. Demonstrated management skills for volunteers. Degrees or certifi- cates in liturgy and music preferred but not mandi- tory. Competerncy in voice, choral direction, organ (AGO certified) and cantor training. Experience in co-ordination and formation of liturgical ministries. Salary and benefits commensurate with training and experience. Position available July 1, 1996. Send rdsumd and three references to: Search Committee St. Thomas More Church, 209 Wallace Lane, Paducah, KY 42001 Please reply by April 30, 1996. I II I I Bisho t of Reno I Gov. Robert J; Miller to m: I mute the death sentence 0f | Richard Moran, edulod  | be executed Mrch:3L| Moran was convid in 1984 of three mers: Fou, a..tholost:: l butted claims by supports I of 1 on that a: reuml istered to the partial b , ,  ' . ....