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.0 I00IE S SAGE The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana VOLUME 33 NUMBER39 May 26*, 1995 back at 37 J Vacation Bible :/ Touch theWorld? II J Schools :il WEST DEANERY fAST DEANERY hop, St. Joseph parishioners rock for Habitat It. LEINGANG : Message editor tat rock-a-then -- Gerald A. Get- and more than 20 )hers _ brought in ,000 at St. Joseph County. event took Ln the rain, under and finally, in beautiful according to Ann , a arishioner who ate the fund- Parish groups and organiza- tions had been asked to spon- sor a rocker and obtain pledges from friends, family members and co-workers. St. Joseph is joining St." Paul's United Church of Christ in German Township, to build a home for the Helen Gibson family during the July Habitat Blitz in Evansville, Ennis said. Twenty-five homes will be built bY volunteers and sold with no interest to qualifying low income families. The families who purchase homes also must put in at least 150 hours of"sweat equity" -- working at various tasks and services for ttabitat. For more information, call (812) 423-5623 event was a tremen- to the enthu- lr ar" ' " P ]shmners, is an exciting lots of energy and to serve." Luxmoore Service Poland (CNS) -- II ended a 10- homeland by s to defend the attacks and attempts to d lai- visits Poland - wiec's historic market square. The crowd chanted "Long live the pope" and the traditional Polish song "Sto Lat" ("M@ You Live 100 Years"). During a short speech, he condemned "all forms of dis- crimination and prejudice" in his homeland, as well as "the pushing of believers outside the margins of social life." "We remember how often we experienced this in the past," the pope said. "How much greater disquiet, therefore, should be felt today to witness pressures in my homeland directed at the pro- grammed laicization of society, attacks on the church and the ridiculing of Christian values, which were the foundation for our nation's 1,000-year activi- ties," he said. The pope also urged fellow Poles %o respect the gift of life, take full care of the common good, to maintain determina- See POPE page 5 he pope met representa. Mass at birthplace of whom the ,d the previ- talks with Pol- Walesa and leksy at the Tadeusz be- remaining 15 for the ;in Zywiec. an enthu- from an esti- townspeople on foot at Zy- e,files se of Evansville is saying the rosary? Important impor- Very impor- inportant at Statewide Catholics impor- 17% -- Extremely impor- tant 21% -- Very important 36% -- Somewhat impor- tant 19, ,  Not very impor- tant 8%  Not important at all Washington hosts Catholic Charities dinner DR. WILLIAM BACH By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor "I am appealing to you all to really listen to what people are saying," said Dr. William Bach, the featured speaker at the an- nual dinner of Catholic Chari- ties, Diocese of Evansville. Dr. Bach is medical director of Val- ley Institute of Psychiatry, an 80-bed hospital for severely disturbed children, in Owens- bore, Ky. The annual dinner was held in a Washington mansion de- signed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The house, often referred to as "the Graham House" or "Mimi's House," is owned by John and Suzanne Kramer of Washington ..... Dr. Bach asked his audience to pay attention to what people are saying. He said that par- ents may believe that divorce is the simplest way out of their problems, but their child is probably thinking, "If I was a better kid, morn and dad would still be together." The psychiatrist said there is a need for care-givers robe available to persons of all ages. tte told a story about a 76-year old woman who "felt had that, she wasn't strong enough to stay out of the hospital." Dr. Bach said he made a re- markable discovery from care- fully listening to the hospital- ized woman -- that he could be of service to her by praying with her. And as a result, he said, "I was able to give a whole lot more to my family than I had in weeks." He emphasized the need of clients and patients to know "that they are lovable." He referred to Project Rachel, which helps women with counseling services after abortions. "So many people are sick because they can't forgive themselves,  he said. His advice was to "Be Church to these people." Following the feature pre- sentation, new board officers were introduced. Jim Wils- bacher of Newburgh is the new president; John Hegeman of Evansville, vice president, and Rosemary Kramer of Vin- cennes, secretary. New board members are Dave Clark, Kathy Elpers, Brian Engelland, Karen Miller and Jan Zirkelbach, all of Evansville. Board members completing service on the board are Sheila Corcoran, Herb Edwards, Richard Sandefur and Dan Weidener, all from Evansville. - Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfin- ger praised Msgr, Kenneth R. Knapp, Catholic Charities staff members and the new director. Msgr. Knapp's involvement with Catholic Charities covers alnmst 30 years, dating back to 1968 when he was its aiate director. Msgr. Knapp guided the search process for the new director, who succeeded Bernard Kazyak. Bishop Gettelfinger praised the work of Martha Halter- man, particularly for establish- ing Project Rachel. Halterman and Bob Vogier were co-coordi- nators of Catholic Charities during the months between di- rectors. Bishop Gettelfinger thanked Jim Collins, the new director, particularly for his efforts in expanding the family life di- mension. Under Catholic Charities ad- ministration, Halterman is Di- rector of Family and Counsel- ing Services. Ziba Graham is Director of Parish and Commu- nity Services. The bishop praised "the new Catholic Charities   where the staff is "concerned not only for the needy families, but also for the healthy ones."