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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 11 page 7 essay Ulrich's essay and nade him a winner Contest. winning essay his school, St. Evansville, will Family 'our years, the company has national Sadlier To par- must write to about their come alive in their parishes and Diocese of the Sadlier corn- the Wolf family 'ille as its 1993- include Rick and [ and their children, Jennifer, stu- dde Catholic Evans- information OOK to The Mes- 4169, Evans- Champs/ The seventh and eighth grade girls basketball team at St. John the Baptist School, New- burgh, has won the 1994 east/west diocesan tournament. Team members include, front row, left, Cathy Kipta, Marcy Warren, Kara Kimmer, Kelly Dockery, Miche|le Goelzhauser, Katie Schaefer, Kara Conger, back row, Kristen Schaefer, student manager, Joe Riepenhoff, coach, Mark Schaefer, coach, Meghan Gleason, Brooke Allen, Kelly Riepenhoff, Heidi Schapker, Amy Pfeffer, coach, and Jennifer Riepenhoff, student manager. i i  te=/ehes Daniel Armstrong and other kinder- at Resurrection School, Evansville, about human with the help of Stuffie. :]l Sheet Metal Inc. al & Commercial Heating & Cooling Sales & Service 422-9242 I Patricia Koch 15 S. Third Avenue, Evansville Settlement reached in POSITION AVAILABLE atholic Elementary School In Mayfield, Ken- for a Principal for the 1994-1995 term. Master's Degree, State Principal Certifica- tOward principalship certification, Practicing to passing on Christian well an educational program rooted in updated f. ,lic Relations skills, Love for p.. Resume, no later than May 8,1994 to: mNCIPAL SEARCH COMMITTEE , 702 West Broadway Mayfield, Kentucky 42066 Steven Cook case By TRICIA HEMPEL Catholic News Service CINCINNATI (CNS) -- The Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Steven J. Cook have reached an out-of-court settlemen't in Cook's $10 million sexual abuse lawsuit again Father Ellis N. Harsham and the archdiocese." Cook's attorneys announced April 18 that they would file for dismissal of the case later in the week. The settlement ends the six-month saga of a headline-making lawsuit.that until late last February in- cluded Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin of Chicago as a de- fendant. Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk confirmed that a settlement had been reached. He held a press brief- ing April 18 after reports of a settlement appeared in that morning's editions of two Ohio daily newspapers. Cook, 34, a graduate of Elder Catholic High School in Cincinnati, filed his suit last Nov. 12, charging that Father Harsham and Cardinal Bernardin, then archbishop of Cincinnati, had sexually as- saulted him while he was in high school and enrolled in a pre-seminary program at St. Gregory Seminary in the 1970s. Father Harsham, now 52 and director of campus min- istries at Wright State Univer- sity in Dayton, was then direc- tor of the pre- seminary program. Cook's claim against Cardi- nal Bernardin was based on I IIIIIII III III memories he said he had just recently "recovered" through hypnosis while in therapy. Both Father Harsham and Cardinal Bernardin denied the allegations ..... Cook formally dropped charges against the cardinal Feb. 28, saying he was no longer confident of the reliabil- ity of his recovered memories. By then a number of news reports had revealed that the counselor who hypnotized him was not a licensed psycholo- gist, was just starting her .training in hypnotism, and was a product of an unaccredited New Age "university" that runs weekend courses in hotel rooms around the country. Both the charges against the cardinal and their dismissal drew extensive news coverage. The case brought national at- tention to questions about the use of recovered memory as a basis for sexual abuse lawsuits and the role of the media in re- porting unsubstantiated claims against public figures. In a prepared statement on the settlement of the claims against Father Harsham, Archbishop Pilarczyk said, "Several weeks ago the attor- neys for Mr. Steven Cook ap- proached the archdiocese's at- torneys with an offer to settle Mr. Cook's lawsuit against the archdiocese, Father Ellis Har- sham and all remaining defen- dants." The amount and terms of the settlement are to remain confidential, the archbishop in- dicated. Ill I I MILLER & MILLER "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" 424-9274 II I II IIIIIII ] II I IIIII I ] II I