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YI E S SAGE i i The Message --for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana VOLUME 24 NUMBER 35 April 29, 1994 EAST DEANERY t/ ff t to aborted babies, will Cemetery in Evansville as Drawing by Amy Housman Project Rachel I II I I I II I L | Memorial stone will be dedicated to aborted ba By MARY ANN HUGHES, Message staff writer Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger and the St. Joseph Cemetery Board have both for the placement of a memorial stone dedicated to aborted babies Joseph Cemetery in Evansville. The memorial stone will be dedicated by Bisho! is part of the diocesan Project Rachel program which offers reconciliation undergone abortions. The program provides tra and support to pries post-abortive women. In the Diocese of Evansville, nded in is Catholic Charities. As part of the healing process, the national Project Rachel' ical, concrete place for post-abortive women and their families to grie,e. The diocesan Project Rachel committee has selected a memorial sto: e fl ing to Deanna Gcossens, committee member.The memorial stone with a five-foot base, standing six feet tall. An engraving ofJestm mn-mu cover the stone: Under the engraving will be the words, ?Let the child n hinder them. The kingdom of God belongs to such as these. graving, will be the following, "This memorial touched by abortion. May Christ's love and forgiveness comfort all things are possible with God." . As part of the healing processrwomen who have undergone abortions, a abortion, are encouraged to write messages to their aborted babies, sages, which will be sealed inthe foundation when it is poured, will bekept letters may be from anyone who has been touched by abortion, family member"and friends, grandparents, the fathers, the friends who didn't talk someone out of an abortion." The cost of the mailed to Project Rachel, 123 N.W, for Life group atMater Dei High School, the project, t O8 Catholic lay person to speak at Red Mass William R. vice presi- OWard, will be at the fourth ss, Sponsored of the St. of South- St. Mary will be cel- May 5, at s, attorneys are invited s, which is c. Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger will preside. Burleigh plans to speak about the heroism of St. Thomas More, and how his dilemma is relevant today. More chose to follow his con- science, against the pressures of England's King Henry VIII, and was executed for treason. Burleigh, 58, has a distin- guished newspaper career, from part-time reporting to top management. He is the recipi- ent of several awards for edito- rial writing, and is a co-editor of the book, "Free Press & Fair Trial," published by newspaper editors and publishers in 1982. Burleigh, a member of St. John Fisher Church, Cincin- nati, is the first speaker at the Red Mass who is not in a posi- tion of direct religious leader- ship. Previous speakers were Bishop Gettelfinger, in 1991; Jesuit Father Gerhardt Lehmkuhl, an attorney for the poor in St. Louis, Me., in 1992; and Rabbi Arthur Abrams of Evansville in 1993. Burleigh is a graduate of Memorial High School, Evans- ville. He graduated magna cum laude in Journalism from Marquette University, Milwau- kee., in 1957, but his newspa- per work goes back to his high school days. He began working at the Evansville Press in May 1951 as a part-time sports re- porter. Sacred Heart pastor Msgr. Hill dies April 20 Stian Burial Heart ", April 22, Hill. .Gettelfinger Bishop tnd Priests of con- Was at St. Priest of died MedicM He was founding Church, long time Church, also as Chap. Fire De- partment, Chaplain of the Poor Clare Monastery in Evansville, Diocesan Chaplain of the Le- gion of Mary, and Chaplain for the National Guard in Evans- ville. He was given the title, Monsignor, in 1980. Msg. Hill actively promoted Marian devotion in the diocese. Msgr. Hill retired from parish work in 1986, but re- mained active as a priest until he suffered a debilitating stroke in 1989. He lived at the home of a life-time family friend, Magdalen Hildenbrand, who continued to care for him until his death. His survivors include two brothers, Charles and Ray- mond, both of Indianapolis, and nieces and nephews. Msgr. Hill was born Dec. 2, 1914, in Indianapolis. He was ordained a priest on May 26, 1942. His first assignment was assistant pastor of the Church of American Martyrs in Scotts- burg, Ind. He came to Evansville in June 1942, as assistant pastor of St. Joseph Church. He was assigned as assistant pastor at Sacred Heart Church, Evans- ville, in 1946. He was named pastor of St. Peter Church, Linton, in 1949, then returned to Evansville to found the new parish of Holy Spirit Church, where he served as pastor from 1952 to 1968. Msgr. Hill was pastor of Sa- cred Heart Church, Evansville, from 1968 until the time of his retirement in 1986. MSGR. JAMES F. HILL After college and military service, Burleigh returned to the Press as a general assign- ment reporter specializing in education and labor. He cov- ered early school integration conflicts in the South in the late 1950s. He also covered urban affairs and the Indiana See FIRST Page 2