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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana April 21, 1989 Catholic Continued from page 1 who have confirmed plans to at- tend are Sister Terese Tackett, O.S..F., from Oldenburg, Ind., Sister Rosella McCormick, O.S.U., Louisville, Ky., Sister Mary Waiter Goebel, O.S.B., of Ferdinand, Ind., and Archabbot Timothy Sweeney of St. Meinrad, Ind. Famous graduate Bob Griese will also be part of the celebra- tion; a videotaped message from another famous Catholic school graduate, Don Matting- ly, will be shown as part of a "sight and sound" show dur- ing the second hour of the celebration. Singer-actress Florence Henderson, a Rockport, Ind., native anc graduate of Catholic schools, has also videotaped a message for the 7,000 school students and thousands of parents and friends who will attend the stadium event. Each Catholic school in the diocese will present a time cap- sule, decorated and filled with items of their own choosing, during the celebration. News anchor Mike Blake, a graduate of Chicago Catholic schools, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the day. The se- cond hour of the celebration, 11 a.m to noon, will be broadcast "live" by WFIE TV, Channel 14, Evansville. Michelle Girten joins Message staff MICHELIJg GIRTEN Michelle Girten, 24, is the newest member of the Message staff. She fills a staff position left vacant by Mary T. Ellert, who has accepted a position with the University of Evansville. Girten assumes many of Ellert's former responsiblities at the Message, which include coordination of the weekly entertainment page and bulletin board announcements, feature writing and news photography. Her career experience in- cludes a position as assistant to the director of development at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Tex., where she assisted in coordination of events, writing news releases, editing and proofreading. Girten is a native of Evansville and a graduate of Holy Rosary School and Memorial High School in Evansville. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., where she was in the honors program. Her field of study was English. She spent one semester of her studies in London, England. Girten was a Notre Dame Scholar and on the Dean's List. She is an Ohio River Arts Festival Poetry Contest winner, whose work was published by the Evansville-based organization. Girten is a member of Holy Rosary Church, Evansville. She is the oldest of the four children of Gerald and Ruth Girten; she lives with her parents in Evansville. ED GUTFREUND Anti-abortionists r/deased from jail By CINDY WOODEN NC News Service WASHINGTON (NC) -- After a week in a Seattle jail, four anti-abortion activists, in- .cluding Joan Andrews and Oblate of Wisdom Father Nor- man U. Weslin, were released April 14 without bail. They had been conducting a water-only fast in the King County Jail. A Municipal Court judge released the protesters at a pretrial hearing after being presented with a list of Washington state residents who "vouched" for the fact that the defendants would return for trial in Ju/le, said Dottle Roberts, an anti-abortion ac- tivist in the Seattle area. Jim Summers, the state's representative to the National Republican Committee, was among those on the list. He at- tended the hearing on Miss An- drews' behalf. "The only time she doesn't go to trial is when she's in jail," Ms. Roberts said in an April 17 telephone interview with Na- tional Catholic News Service in Washington. The four protesters were among 61 arrested April 7 for blocking the hallway leading to the Seattle Medical and Wellness Clinic. The protest was part of a local Operation Rescue, inspired by the na- tional group based in Bingham- ton, N.Y. Fifty-six protesters were released on their own recognizance after the demonstration. Miss Andrews, Father Waslin, Sally Wineke, Tony Emerson and Theresa Lindley -- who had chained themselves l,'gether with heavy locks -- v, ere ordered to post bonds of $200 to $500 each after being charged with criminal trespass and obstructing the entryway, said a spokesman in the city at- torney's office. They refused to post bond and were returned to the jail awaiting their pretrial hearing. Ms. Lindley was released after becoming ill. Miss Andrews, who has been arrested hundreds of times for anti-abortion protests, was released from prison last Oc- tober after serving two years of a five-year sentence on charges of burglary, resisting arrest and criminal mischief in connection with an anti-abortion protest in Florida. Father Weslin is from Ponce, Puerto Rico, and has been working in New York. He has been arrested in several Opera- tion Rescue protests across the country. Four leaders of the peace and pro-life movements sent a telegram April 13 to Seattle Ar- chbishop Raymond G. Hun- thausen asking him to join ap- peals for Miss Andrews' release from the King County Jail. The telegram, which called Miss Andrews a "pacifist" and a "prisoner of conscience," said she "could be released into your custody." Signers of the telegram were Juli Loesch Wiley, who has worked with a number of pro- life groups and was founder of Prolifers for Survival; Jesuit Father Daniel J. Berrigan; Jim Douglass, co-founder of the Ground Zero Center for Non- violent Action; and Benedictine Sister Mary Lou Kownacki, ex- ecutive coordinator of Pax Christ U.S.A. In a March 22 letter to priests in western Washington, Ar- chbishop Hunthausen said ar- chdiocesan lawyers believed any official connection between the archdiocese and Operation Rescue could be interpreted as the church participating in a violation of a standing court in- junction against Operation Rescue. A copy of the letter was given to NC News. "I have decided that we as local church cannot formally endorse or participate in Opera- tion Rescue's plan," the archbishop wrote. However, Archbishop Hun- thausen said, "as an in- dividual," a priest could make his own decision about cooperating with or par- ticipating in the protest. The archbishop, who has been a familiar sight at anti- nuclear weapons demonstra- tions, told the priests that "in- dividuals committed to the defense of human life have every right to express their revulsion at the unrestrained slaughter of innocent children." But "such expression must proceed from hearts and minds formed in prayer and directed to the protection of all human life," he said. "Those who decide to par- ticipate in such action," the ar- chbishop said, "must take care to do so in the most loving and gentle manner, remaining scrupulously non-violent in every way -- physically, verbal- ly and emotionally." TINA KERN When good moms have bad days, kids can suffer. Bad days. We all have them. The phone keeps ringing. The dishwasher won't ,work, You've got a splitting headache And now the baby's crying her head Off in the back bedroom. You drop a dish, you bump your elbow, the crying gets louder.., and suddenly you're headed for the baby determined to shut her uP, Stop. Get hold of Yourself before you take hold of your child and try one of the following: . Hug a pillow. . Phone a friend. , Take a shower. J . DO some sit-ups. , Write for more parenting Information to: Parenting, 310 N. Alabama #330, Indianapolis, IN 46204 T e preventIon of chIld Abuse l Indiana Chapter of the National Committee ,, ake time out. Don't take it out on your kid. i