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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 19 )i I . editor ny 00rch wills wealth to St. Antho Chu faithful parishioner, windows, new lighting and said. She decided to do some- was a retired widow who center until r 1997. in church," David- that she she had to was not sur- Her gift is being used to help restore and improve St. Antho- ny Church. Over $900,000 has been raised from contributions, donations and various sources. Work already accomplished at St. Anthony includes a new slate roof on the church and copper roofing on the steeple, exterior trim, some tuck point- ing, a reconciliation room and a restroom in the church, pew cushions and air conditioning. Still to be accomplished are the restoration of stained glass in Evans- from the preparing Christians ram, says cardinal Service --In a at the Cardinal annual Francis E. talked about m prepar- r into the third rail- 19th annual on the family and millennium. to the nearly , Car- "=said he based his address on "Theology said, is that participant in in history," simply an who saves, church must effectively the SeCond Vatican a sense of "This has been r in the his- . The church is the unity of the a subscriber a recent note to human race." Finally, Cardinal George said that the new millennium will be a springtime for the Gospels. "It i.s not an end, but a beginning." During his keynote address, Cardinal George said the topic of the Holy Spirit's role in the third millennium is one that "brings us into a vision of history." Discussing the way certain political ideologies appear attractive to suffering people, he said: "Marxists talk about free- dom, people's democracy and justice for all. As an idea, it's attractive. But if you talk to peo- ple who have suffered under Marxism, you will know far more about what it really was than those who just looked at a set of nobly expressed ideas." That is a lesson for all of us, the cardinal said. Cardinal George compliment- ed members of the Mindszenty Foundation for their keen sense of knowing political right from political wrong. The foundation is named after Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, who vocally opposed both the Nazi regime and the Commu- nist Party in Hungary. The orga- nization prides itself on vocally opposing political regimes that do not respect Christian moral- ity and plurality in thought. sound systems, plaster repair and re-painting inside the church. Elvira Phelps used to talk fre- quently with her pastor before Mass, according to Father Davidson. One of the things that concerned her was the cost of what needed to be done, he thing about it, leaving every- thing she had to the parish. Elvira Phelps died Feb. 2, 1997, at age 80. Survivors included'her brothers, Sylvester of Evansville and Alphonse of Oakland City, and nieces and nephews. Her husband Floyd died in 1985. A parish Director of Religious Education paid for a group of subscrip- tions to new parishioners. Why? Here are the words of the DRE: SCRIPTURE SEARCH By Patricia Kasten THOMAS cal a Catholic Half' for 50 and older. for readers who Gospel for Sunday, April 19, 1998 John 20:19-31 Following is a word search based on the Gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Easter, C Cycle, the story of the risen Christ's appearance to his disciples. The word clues are left to right in the order in which they appear in the reading. EVENING LOCKED FEAR JESUS CAME STOOD SHOWED REJOICED BREATHED RECEIVE HOLY SPIRIT FORGIVE SINS THOMAS TWIN HAVE SEEN LORD BELIEVE LATER DOORS FINGER MY SIDE SIGNS MESSIAH NAME .A a oo to our IC[A tm's this ac  vould lile for ,m to .,d tb oKderfvl s0urce f0r lk' to learl 0e at  Catlic FoJtlt ord our ocese of f.vaville. S T I R I P S Y L O H X S J E S U S C A M E J O n D M E V E N I N G T X O B R E A T H E D W E R W S N I S B E L I E V E E I U F D S V N D E I J D G D S E D I S Y M E O E N L V A A G A D A C I K S A L K M R D H N E C , C H T S T O O D W E R E O R E G N I F H D W D D L O R D O O R S T Y U S (c) 1998 All Publishing Co. A former resident said it this way: i teret  ckJcataAal aM o of tl -.ot dJoc  I kve ectered r, m life tr,els, . ! For award-winning fea- tures and columns, news for Catholics of the Diocese of Evansville, get the Message! Many people ask, "What's going to happen to my parish?" In the coming year, the Message will focus attention on the parish future -- and the present, too -- as our Church moves ahead with fewer clergy and newer ministries. You'll want to know more! To subscribe, send your name and address, along with $18.50, to the Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169. more For the first time since the 1960s, the Easter Vigil service began outside Havana's cathe- dral in a nearby square, with the blessing of the fire and the lighting of the Easter candle. Restrictions have been eased since Christmas, before Pope John Paul II's January visit. But also on Easter, the coun- try's only resident U.S. priest, Capuchin Father Patrick Sul- livan, said he was ordered to leave the parish he served in Santa Clara, Cuba. Condolences sent Pope John Paul II sent con- dolences after the death of the: leader of Greece's Orthodox Church. Archbishop Seraphim of Athens and All Greece died in Athens April 10. Priest in solitary MaryknoU Father Roy Bour- geois has been placed in soli- tary confinement for refusing to work while imprisoned. He is serving a six-month sen- tence at th e prison in Estill., S.C., for his efforts to close the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Ga. Not on Sunday The Massachusetts Council of Churches, which represents 15 Protestant denominations, :has called on public officials and public events planners to "avoid imposing impediments to religious worship" such as the scheduling of youth sports i games on Sundays. SJs and MBAs U.S. Jesuit universities and Peking University in Beijing have agreed to offer a master of business administration degree program that will be recognized in the United States and in China. Shroud displayed The Shroud of Turin, which many believe once wrapped the body of Christ, goes on dis- p!ay in April for the u-st time since 1978, More than a million people -- including Pope John Paul II -- are expected to view the shroud during its showing in the cathedral of Turin, Italy. Knights return "The University of Dallas has reinstated its chapter of the ! Knights of Columbus, 20 I years after the last such chap, i ter faded out on the campus ! of the Catholic liberal arts uni- I versity. Council , with LK5 members, installed its new officers in March. Knight of Malta Cardinal Fris E, George of Chicago "-';was invested March 5 as a Grand Crs Conventual Chaplain of the eral Association of the Knights of Malta. Cardinal James A. Hickey of Washing- ton. pnncipal chaplain of the Federal Association, presided. 2--   -- I !11 1213111 ! If [ II  [111