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E S S E CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE VOLUME 23 NUMBER 36 May 21, 1993 00p's Bosnia letter stood, staffers say FILTEAU News Service HINGToN (CNS)- Conference Were unprepared for a misunde_rstanding 'Y released a letter the chairman of International Pal- to U.S. Secre- State Warren M. on the crisis in ighly charged polit- over Clinton ad- overtures toward U.S. military inter- in the region, the was reported in Laces as endorsing !ntervention without bishops tell Clin- on U.N. side in read the Page One la The Plain Dealer said Archbishop each of St. Paul- committee head of the letter, and top USCC staff says there is for the use of then goes on to certain "limited steps," said John L. Carr, sec- retary of the USCC Depart- ment of Social Development and World Peace. The letter seriously ques- tions two major proposals for military intervention cur- rently under discussion, he added. In Catholic just war teach- ing, "just cause" is one of sev- eral principles which must be simultaneously verified in order to judge that resort to military force is justified in a conflict. At least one wire service re- port described Archbishop Roach's position as standing "in sharp contrast to their (the bishops') initial opposi- tion to U.S. military interven- tion during the Persian Gulf War." But Gerard F. Powers, USCC policy adviser on inter- national political and mili- tary affairs, said the USCC position during the Persian Gulf buildup and the Bosnia letter are parallel rather than contrasting. In November 1990 Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los An- geles, Archbishop Roach's predecessor as head of the In- ternational Policy Committee, See ARCHBISHOP'S page 12 History lessons Mike Conners visited St. Theresa School, Evansville, recently to talk with fourth, fifth and eighth graders about the American Civil War. He came dressed in a Union soldier uniform and spent an hour telling the students about what life was like for the soldier during the Civil War. Above, Conners shows ammunition to the sludents. _Springfest '93 i IIII I I [ Christian Life Center's fundraiser is May 22 By PAUL R. LEINGANG, Message editor in the rocking chair awaits a child in a grown-up situation. The chair is next to room at the New Life Home, for pregnant girls 12 to 18. It is one of the services the Evansville Christian Life Center. Home is a home, on the grounds of the former Monastery of St. Clare. House par- there and share their home with the young women who have made their choice for life. P on the top floor of the former monastery is a room full of used clothing. It's free. People t theyheed once every three months, clothing for all seasons. room holds new clothing. It gives an extra boost of stir-confidence on a job inter- of the building, small rooms once used by cloistered nuns now provide shelter Above the door of each room is the name of a saint. Past trtidition is pro- new needs are met. floor morn, volunteers wait on tables -- not just "feeding the hungry'; but serving d .* l'tltv. b..== room 00o=rto 29Poor Clares once were buried. The shelves now serve as storage sp e. other children's the spaces. ; offers opportunity for the staff and volun- the mission of loving, feeding and clothing the D Christian Life Center to Oil moved to a . became with a board paid staff of 14 and six guide now offered include a hot meal progr ,mu, homeless women); Evansville Crisis Building near St. Mary's Medical Center), New a Bible Study Group, the Tuesday Noon EVansville Christian Life Centar will hold its "Springfest f'om 1897 to 1984; to Bethel Temple and in- churches. activities. Bank, the South Saturday, May 22, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be an auction, bake sale, rummage sale. food and a children,s rally. The public tformation, call (812) 423.9222.. soft toy in a rocking girl to t to her uan tale tenter. ' \