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Medical commits for center city school N HUGHES MeSsage staff writer Medical Center, has pledged a three- of $250,000 to assist with the fund- Joshua Academy, a school sched- dl, according Emge, executive of St. Mary's Founda- r Outreach. school children, ages through first grade, center city corn- located at the 'y Baptist 867 E. Walnut in will combine models used by schools such as the Marva Collins school in Chicago and the Jewell Academy in Indianapolis. It will offer a 46-week school cal- endar year, and the "teaching of Christian moral values." Open enrollment wiil be offered with an emphasis on admitting Evansville's center city residents. The school's enroll- ment will be limited to 40 stu- dents the first year, with plans to expand the program and increase enrollment in future years. Tuition is $55 per week or determined by a sliding scale based on parents"or guardians' wages. Limited financial assis- tance is available to qualifying families. Daphne Robinson, a teacher for 34 years in the Evansville- Vanderburgh School Corpora- tion, has been named principal. Time for fun Benedictine Sisters Mary Francis Williams, Charlene Ann Wheeless, Leta Zeller and Agnes Marie Dauby enjoy a game of domi- noes during the annual Sisters" Pizza and Bowling party, sponsored by the Evansville Serra Club. to bishops: Tell people why no women ordained WOODEN Service Bishop Gerald A. VII are begin- lilmina " visits with account is t the pope discussed of Region VI zio and Michigan. CITY (CNS) -- must explain to why the Catholic ordain women Pope John the United States church's only men discrimination, , the pope of bishops from May 21, "The be ever strength of the next millennium, in the first com- disciples." the text of the bishops after Mass with them of the Ascension. in Rome for visits, which the heads of dioceses make every five years. Cardinal Adam J. Maida of Detroit, who greeted the pope on behalf of the visiting bishops, told Catholic News Service the "ad limina" was "a wonderful time, an opportunity to have extended time with the Holy Father, most importantly, time in prayer with him." The pope's speech focused on the bishops' responsibility regarding priesthood -- the need to care for the priests in their dioceses, to encourage vocations to the priesthood and to ensure that busy priests have the time they need to pray. Pope John Paul told his guests, "As bishops, you must explain to the faithful why the church does not have the authority to ordain women to the ministerial priest- hood, at the same time making clear why this is not a question of the equality of persons or of their God-given rights." The priesthood is a gift which God has given to the church, and through the church, the gift is also given to individual men who are called tO serve, he said. "Ordination to the ministeri- al priesthood can never be claimed by anyone as a right," the pope said. not have a resident 70 parishes in the diocese, according to the 1998 the time of yearbook printing, 12 parishes did but three of the 12 had resident inators. The role of a priest in a com- munity, he said, cannot be understood in sociological or political terms of power. "The priesthood of Holy Orders must be understood the- ologically, as one form of ser- vice in and for the church," Pope John Paul said. "There are many forms of such service, as there are many gifts given by the same Spirit." By reserving ordination to men, the church acts in fidelity to Christ's own example and to the constant tradition of the church in the East and in the West, he said. The churches which "set sacra- mentality at the heart of the Christian life, and the Eucharist at the heart of sacramentalit3.." particularly the Catholic and Orthodox churches, are the Christian communities that maintain they haw no authority ..... ,, to ordain women, the pope said.- " "Conversely," he said, "Chris- tian communities more readily confer a ministerial responsibil- ity on women the further they move away from a sacramental understanding of the church, the Eucharist and the priesthood." Pope Jolm Paul said theolo- See POPE page 2 Vatican publishes Year 2000 calendar; Holy Land events uncertain 6, 2001, feast of the Epiphany. More conferences, concerts and pilgrimages will be added later, Vatican officials said at a press conference May 26. The calendar includes major services for asking forgiveness, for ing the 20th-cenhary Christian martyrs  inchading non-Catholics  and for a cele- bration of the gift of creation. The pope was expected to pre- side over these and man), of the other main events during the year 2000, including World Youth Day in August, the Inter- national Eucharistic Congress in June and an international gath- ering of families in Ck'teix Dr- ing the course of the year, he was to administer all seven sacra- ments during church gatherings in Rome and at the Vatican. The pope's explicit partidpa- tion was not announced in the calendar, howeve partly because his participation in each event will be determined by the health of the pontiff, who turns 80 in {he year 2000. Vatican officials assui poten- tial pilgrims that they'll be able to see the pope if they come to Rome:. He is scheduled to give a blessing every night in St. Peter's Square, probably from his apart- nnt window: In unveiling the Vatican's 25- page calendar, Cardinal Roger See 2000 pa 3 J , , i i i i i LaborofLove Page3 The Bishop in Rome ................. Page $ ............. Page 14 ,L i :1 .1 i i i,ii J r, VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican announced a packed jubilee calendar of events for the year 2000, featuring pilgrimage and prayer gatherings in Rome for virtually every group in the Catholic Church. At the same time, the pro- gram for the Holy Land where the 2,000th anniversary of Christ's birth is also to be cel- ebrated  remained in doubt because of continuing political instability. Two days after the Vatican's holy year 2000 calendar was announced, Pope John Paul II underlined his concern about the Holy Land and said he hoped the new millennium would bring formal recognition of Jerusalem's "unique and sacred character," through a for- mula that included internation- al guarantees. The Vatican calendar for the 54-week Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 listed between five and 17 major events each month from Christmas Eve 1999 to Jan.