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1998 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 15 00ries urge teens to consider 'what would Jesus dot By MAUREEN JESS Service ! N.Y. (CNS)- are not the call new radio or televi- they're part of the trend. stand for "What Jesus Do?" and can be key chains, and other popular with teen- ise can be put- in accessory, craft, dis- and religious goods on the Internet. selling very, very Bill O'Connor, of O'Connor Church m, in an inter- The Evangelist, of the Albany Dio- i: MAN'S INC. Franklin vansville, IN 424-5000 lawn care r home or business. 1476-7136 BROS. CARE Williams, R.Ph. Williams, R.Ph R. Ph. Washington, IN 47501 (812) 254-7857 OMPANY mEET it from the source! Can Radio News !" Fri. at 5:30 p.m. Only on 91.5 ty of Evansville or on your computer at u/~wuevweb De.00 ilk Arrangements I.E. 5th Street Indiana 47501 00 According to O'Connor, both adults and teens are buying the items, which his store has been selling steadily for two years since he heard about them from a friend in the South. His store carries woven bracelets, key chains, journals, plaques, and jewelry with the WWJD insignia. O'Connor compared the craze to the peace symbol that was popular during the Vietnam War. "That kept us in business when people weren't buying religious goods," he said. But the WWJD products have "more meat" to them, he added. "The symbolism is comprehen- sible. What would Jesus do in this situation? It's right to the point." While the popularity of WWJD items may be fairly recent, the question "What would Jesus do?" has been around for quite some time, according to Rick Pierson, whose Greenfield, Ind., compa- Ed. L. 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The question was posed in a book titled "In His Steps," writ- ten by Charles Sheldon in 1896, Pierson said. The book sold 30 million copies. "The teens are the driving force," said Pierson, who said he didn't know what led to the current surge of interest in the WWJD items. "We're shipping products all over the world. It's phenomenal." For Josephite Sister Ellen Secci, campus minister at Bish- op Maginn High School in Albany, the WWJD movement "brings an awareness of a divine master who loves unconditionally. It's a wonder- ful way to recognize Jesus in our lives." WWJD bracelets were brought to the school by Debbie- Buff, a teacher and coach of the girls' basketball team. She first encountered them at a basket- ball camp last summer. "It was a reminder to be a good sport," Buff said. "It also helps with people skills off the court, like to be honest, to be kind and to do community ser- vice." Val Klopfer, a senior at Bish- op Maginn and a basketball player, wears one of the bracelets. And during basketball season she put one on her sneaker, she said, so when she'd look down at it, she'd see "Jesus was always there." "If you have faith you can get through anything. It was a reminder to be a good sport." Win or lose, I wasn't going to quit," she added. "What would Jesus do?" is also a school theme for the year, said Sister Secci, who, after see- ing Buff's bracelet, decided to get some in school colors. Those who work with teens admit that not all teens may be wearing the bracelets for their religious meaning. SCRIPTURE SEARCH By Patricia Kasten THEY REJOICED Gospel for Sunday, May 31,1998 John 20:19.23 Following is a word search based on the Gospel reading for Pentecost Sunday, ABC Cycle. The word clues are left to fight in the order inwhich they appear in the read, ing. 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He met with some 10,000 members of Italian pro-life movements and volunteers at crisis pregnancy centers May 22, the 20th anniversary of legalized abortion in the pre- dominantly Catholic country: Vouchers vetoed President Clinton's veto May 20 of a school voucher program for the District of Columbia means "a lot of poor people are going to be shortchanged," said Msgr. Thomas J. McDade, U.S. Catholic Conference secretary for education. The measure which would have provided federally funded tuition hol- arships of up to $3,200 for kindergarten through 12th grade to 2,000 children in low- income families living in the District. Activists arrested Five Catholic peace activists calling themselves the Gods of Metal Plowshares were arraignoJ in federal court May 18, a day after they ered and poured bl on a 1.52 bomber at an air show near Washington. The activists, including two priests and two nuns, were charged in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., with injury exceeding $1,3 to government proper- t.; which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years and $Z),(Y00 fine. School campaign =Fhe largt,t capital campaign in the history of the Diocese of Phoenix will seek to raise $25 million for Catholic school. Bishop Thomas J, O'Brien kicked off the campaign May 15 during a press conference. New interparish .'schools, reno- vation and repair, and a tuition endowment are planned. In charge Young priests and nuns have been running China's Zhanjiang Dkx:ese since their bishop became completely paralyzed after suffering his fourth stroke. There are only three priests and 20 nuns in the whole diocese. 'Gift from God" Lt Angeie Cardk! Roger M. Mahonv said Frank Sina- Ira undershnxt his voice as a gift from (kKt and u-'d it for the ge of othc,,rs. He spoke at the May 20 funerM Mass.