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May 17, 1991 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 ... Bishop Continued from page 1 'uts,policy into practice. Lese three elements make our system function, riot as an isolated parish or as a regional school, but as dio- cese," said the bishop The bishop's model of gov- ernance also shows the lines of authority and accountabili- ty: _  Bishop, dean and pastor !t re connected in a line of col- boration, communication, COnsultation and coordina- tion  all part of the pastoral element. The principal -- the professional educator m is aCCountable to the parish ,, school board which is ac- "COUntable to the parish coun- cil and the pastor. In matters of diocesan policy, the princi- Pal is also accountable to the Lirector of schools, who in turn is accountable to the diocesan board of education and the bishop. The diocesan board of edu- cation, when its establish- ,_,Lent is complete, will be re- ponaible for setting diocesan Policy concernin reli ious ej - v g UUcation --both in schools and in religious education rograms. Diocesan policy lll be established in areas :', hilt go beyond the concerns ot the local parishes. The hiring of principals is an example of such an area. The bishop and the diocesan board will set the standards of qualifications for princi- Pals throughout the diocese and will provide a list of ap- ''*' Proved principals. Local ,Parishes decide who should oe the principal of the local SChool, but whoever is select- e,d has to meet diocesan stan- aards. t" Bishop Gettelfinger said at Catholic schools in the ,.UlCese are not operated in i le same way as are the pub- Ic schools of a school sys- teIIL Catholic schools provide re!igious education. Public SChools do not. " "-- Catholic schools are op- erated from voluntary contri- butions, not with tax money. Board members for parish schools and religious education programs are elect- ed by the local parish, not from the community-at-large. The whole pastoral con- cern of the church must be taken into consideration when decisions are made about parish schools. During the meeting, Bishop Gettelfinger also focused on the issue of Performance Based Accreditation and its implementation in the dio- cese. He said it is important for diocesan schools to obtain state accreditation because "we cannot live as if we are isolated from'the world." The bishop reaffirmed his belief that the Catholic schools in the diocese should continue to strive to meet PBA requirements, but noting that it will take time for schools and parishes to get the job done. "Let's take the time necessary to do it," he said. Bishop Gettelfinger also discussed the issue of con- tracts for principals and teachers in diocesan schools. He noted that "diocesan poli- cy establishes the kind of people we want to be the leaders of Catholic schools within the diocese." Principals within the dio- cese are expected to comply not only with local policy, but also with diocesan policy, he said. The local school board and the pastor hire the principal. Because of the diocesan con- nection, the director of schools must join the pastor and the school board in sign- ing the principal's contract. The principal has the re- sponsibility of hiring staff for the school, the bishop said, adding that a teacher's con- tract is to be signed by the principal and the teacher. He noted that teachers are not tenured in the Catholic schools of the diocese, but are offered one-year contracts. m KNOX COUNTY SEED COMPANY VINCENNES 00]Yo00R I FAMILY PHARMACY Medical Arts Pharmacy 3700 Bellemeade Avenue Phone 477-1532 Donald Gutzweller City-Wide Delivery Duncan's Riverside Pharmacy Prescription Seruice Drugs-Sundries-Cosmetlcs Magazines - "We Deliver" Corner Riverside and Governor Evansville 422-9981 , Stratman's Pharmacy City-Wide Delivery 413 Locust Street John and Judy Stratman 425-5293 PAUL'S Pharmacy Paul Mayer, Owner 2107 W. Franklin St. 425-4364 Plaza Pharmacy Newburgh Plaza Shopping Center Fast Prescflptlon Service Ken and Rebecca Hacker 853..7141 Oak Hill Pharmacy Prescription Specialists Hun./. 62 and N. Weinbach Ave. LARRY SCHULTHEIS, Prop. 425-4422 Pope names new auxiliary bishop for Indiana00 new archbishop for military WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope John Paul II May 14 ac- cepted the resignation of Archbishop Joseph T. Ryan, head of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services. He named the archbishop's auxiliary and vicar general, Bishop Joseph T. Dimino, as new archbishop of the mili- tary. The pope also appbinted Father John R. Sheets, a Jesuit theologian from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., as auxiliary bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind. The changes were an- nounced in Washington by Archbishop Agostino Cac- ciavillan, papal pro-nuncio to the United States. At 77 Archbishop Ryan had been the oldest active bishop in the United States. The usual retirement age is 75. The Military Archdiocese is responsible for more than 2 million Catholics and their families in the U.S. armed forces. In 1985 Archbishop Ryan was named the first head of the Military Archdiocese, which was previously called an ordinariate and, by long tradition, under the jurisdic- tion of the archbishop of New York. He oversaw the transi- tion to archdiocesan status and the transfer of headquar- ters from New York to Silver Spring, Md., a suburb of Washington. Joseph Thomas Dimino was born in New York Jan. 7, 1923. He was ordained a priest of the New York Arch- diocese June 4, 1949, after studies at Cathedral College and at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, N.Y. After several pastoral as- signments in the archdiocese, he joined the Navy chaplain- cy in 1952. He served in vari- ous U.S. and overseas posts, including director of the Navy's Chaplains School 1971-74. He was with the Office of the Chief of Chaplains in Washington when he retired with the rank of captain in 1977. He joined the Military Ordinariate and was its chan- cellor from 1977 until he was made a bishop in 1983. The Archdiocese for the Military Services is the church jurisdiction which oversees Catholic chaplain- cies of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Veterans Affairs. Joseph T. Ryan was born Nov. 1, 1913, in Albany, N.Y. He was ordained there June 3, 1939, after studies at Manhat- tan College and St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers. He held various parish and diocesan posts 1939-43 and 1946-57. As a Navy chaplain 1943-46 he served in the Pa- cific during World War II and participated in the landing at Okinawa. In 1957 he joined the Mili- tary Ordinariate as chancel- lor. The following year he was assigned to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a U.S. church agency estab- lished by papal request to aid the churches and the people of the Middle East. He was the association's assistant secretary 1958-60 and secre- tary 1960-66. During the same time he also served on the Pontifical Mission for Palestine, first as field director in Lebanon and then as president. On March 25, 1966, he was ordained first archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, a post he held until he was named coadjutor archbishop of the Military Ordinariate in 1975. He said he plans to return to Albany for his retirement "to pursue various priestly interests for which I could find too little time before." John R. Sheets was born in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 21, 1922. He joined the Jesuits Aug. 7, 1940, at St. Stanislaus Semi- nary in Florissant, Me. He was ordained a priest of the Jesuits' Wisconsin province June 17, 1953, and made his final profession of vows Aug. 15, 1957. He has a bachelor's degree and philosophy degree from St. Louis University in St. Louis, a licentiate in theology from St. Mary's College in St. Mary's, Kan., and a doctorate in theology from the Univer- sity of Innsbruck, Austria. He taught at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Me., 1947-50 and at Mar- quette University in Milwau- kee 1957-66 and 1967-72. In 1966-67 he was master of novices at Jesuit College in St. Bonifacius, Minn. From 1972 to 1978 he was theology professor and theol- ogy department chairman at Creighton University. After a year's sabbatical 1978-79 in Rwanda, in eastern Africa, he returned to Creighton to teach theology.