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The00/[ E S S CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE VOLUME 19 NUMBER 33 APRIL 21,1989 How toration health care is disputed decision h WASHINGTON (NC)  Rationing ealth care is inevitable, but how it should be done is a point of contention, two medical ethicists said April 14. Daniel Callahan, director of The Hastings Center in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., an ethics think tank, and Marshall Kapp, a professor in the medicine in society department at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, discussed their views at a Washington conference called "Current Controversies in the Right to Live, the Right to Die." Callahan said the most fair and effec- tive method to ration health care was to sat limits based on age or weight, in the Case of newborns, for providing ruedical benefits. For example, he said medical benefits for life-sustaining treatment should be denied to patients after they reach a car- tain age, and funding should be chan- neled instead to affordable and quality __lyinStituti°nal or home care for the elder- "A cruel imbalance exists between Upport for life-extending, high- echnology medicine and that less fancy medicine necessary for a decent quality of life, notably affordable long-term in- stitutional care and decent home care," Callahan said. But Kapp,,, a cri!!c of Callahan, said .there was a softer approach to ration- rug health care. He called for eliminating medical Care found to be futile and non- eneficial, for informing patients, rallies and professionals of the likely OUtcome of expensive medical treatments, and for respecting the pa- tient' • s wshes to limit care at the end of life. See HOW TO RATION page 11 Bishop to present award By MARY ANN HUGHES Message Staff Writer Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger has an- nounced that he will be attending the w tend annual Teacher of the Year ards Banquet, which is co- i POnsored by the Message.and e of Catholic Education inthe theOf" lOCese of Evansville; w. At the banquet Bishop Gettelfinger ul ,announce the winner of the 1989 J eaCaer of the Year Award and will pre- heat the winner with a special plaque. ' aa'ty teachers in the diocese have been a°ruinated for this award, w 1 , OVer 90 diocesan teachers i 1 also be Onored at the banquet for their years of i2e to Catholic education. Special • mxlttcates of recognition will be given all teachers who have taught in the uCese OVer ,,, 20 years. c,, x e.ars of service are a real measure of "m-ltm ,, Fa*'- ent and dedication, noted Of er Raymond Kupar, director of the ra ice of Catholic Education. "Commit- v] at and dedication are two unspoken e. ues that are a substantial part of the 'mcationThe SecondPr°cess'"ua lann Teacher of the Year , oanquet will be held May 17 at ReSUrrection School, Evansville. Bishop's first confirmation Mike Bachman of St. Mary's Church, Ireland, is one of the first candidates to be confirmed by newly-ordained Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger. Confirmation services were held Sunday, April 16, at Holy Family Church, Jasper, and included candidates from the parishes of Holy Family Church, Jasper; St. Raphael Church, Dubois, and St. Mary Church, Ireland. -- Message Photo by Michelle Girten Catholic school celebration 7,000 students plan to celebrate 'The Tradition' By PAUL LEINGANG Message Editor A nationally known musician will be one of the people performing at a celebration of Catholic Schools next week; the music of an Evansville com- poser and musician will also be part of the two hour program at Roberts Municipal Stadium, April 27. Ed Gutfreund is a nationally known guitarist, singer, composer and author. Among his well known works are "In the Day of the Lord" and "How Can I Keep from Singing?" Two of his recent albums are "Harmonizing Word" described as a sophisticated blend of blue grass and folk music for communi- ty worship and liturgical celebration, and "From an Indirect Love" -- a celebration of the presence of the Holy Spirit. Gutfreund is one of the "Fountain Square Fools" of Cincinnati -- who took their name from the site of their first performance. The "Fools" are dancers, musicians, mimes, poets and jugglers -- who say they seek "with simple but joyful means of song, dance and story to aid the Spirit in renewing the face of the earth." Other members of the "Fools" are Jean Bross, a musician and actress, and J. Thomas Sparough, who -- according to a publicity release, "can juggle anything." The Catholic School Celebration will Conclude with a song composed for the day, "We are the Future." Tina M. Kern of Evansville is the songwriter and lyricist. She is Associate New Business Director at Keller Crescent Company, Evansville; she is a graduate of Mater Dei High School and the University of Southern Indiana. She also is director of music at Resurrection Church, Evansville. The Catholic School Celebration is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with Mass. Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger will preside. Bishop Francis R. Shea and Archabbot Timothy Sweeney, O.S.B., of St. Meinrad, will con- celebrate, as will approximately 50 priests of the Diocese of Evansville. The newly ordained Fourth Bishop of Evansville has an extensive career in Catholic eS,acation in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis as a Catholic high school principal and as superintendent of archdiocesan schools. Among the special guests at the celebration will be Governor Evan Bayh of Indiana. Also planning to attend are mayors Jerome Alles of Jasper, Frank F. McDonald II of Evansville, Tom Baumut of Washington, George Taylor of Princeton and William Rose of Vincennes. Town board presidents, . members or trustees planning to attend include Stan May of Ft. Branch, Stephen E. Borkowski of Newburgh and Harry Martin of Haubstadt. Also expected to participate or attend the celebration are David L. Rice, presi- dent of the University of Southern In- diana, and Dr. James S. Vinson, presi- dent of the University of Evansville; Phyllis Elliott will represent Ivy Tech; Dr. Dale E. Dowden will attend from the School of Education, University of Vincennes. Among religious leaders See CATHOLIC page 2 On the inside-00'0000 Another look -- More images from the ordination, on page 3. The family farm -- Legislation affecting Indiana farmers, on page 5. Bulletin Board -- What's going on in the diocese, on page 6. Blessing the earth -- Age-old tradition revives in Ferdinand, on page 9.