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's narrow plurality seen as encouraging sign for church BROWN News Service (CNS) -- Presi- Yeltsin's narrow ld plurality in the election is ap- 'good news for the 400,000 Roman Catholics are sup- said Yakov historian and Catholic livifig Yeltsin is prefer- is more civi- to the second presidential elec- ; Political observers Yeltsin is likely to an alliance red Gen. Alexander ) Came in third place That alliance, finisher Yavlin- give Yeltsin )eat Communist Zyuganov, close second to the Political analysts Z.yuganov's cam- which included the oft-quoted remark that "Jesus was the first Commu- nist," one priest in the Volga River city of Samara said his parishioners were overwhelm- ingly anti-Communist. "Some people supported Lebed and some people sup- ported Yeltsin, but nobody seemed to support Zyuganov," said Father Philip Andrews, an Irishman who leads a congre- gation of mostly ethnic Poles and Germans. Father Andrews noted that even elderly parishioners who belonged to the generation that most strongly supported Zyuganov in Russia appeared to avoid the Communist candi- date. "The older people tended to go for Lebed," he said. In the week prior to the elec- tion, Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick of Newark, N.J., ar- rived in Moscow with a group of U.S. religious leaders to ob- serve the campaign process and meet the candidates and their staffs. Most of the delegation, underwritten by the ecumeni- cal, U.S.-based Appeal of Con- science Foundation, departed before the election. "We weren't here to do poll e readers respond to rn Up America program HUGHES ica program. writer Silver read a re- ge article about the 85- Theresa parish- that she wanted located in collects donated afghan squares, and then s of floods, a d those who have from fire. The to the Women's shelters mothers. article, l explained the Volunteered to and cro- Evansville area. to deliver yarn, a ' InStructions and a Yone who wanted rae to the project. needed to knit or which are as- by vohn- Up Amer- Creel said she was aston- ished to receive replies from 28 Message readers. "A reader called from Ann Arbor, Michi- gan, and said her mother had 17 afghans ready which had never been used. I told her to go ahead and ship them to Wausau." Creel heard from knitters and crocheters from all over the Diocese of Evansville, in- cluding from the towns of Washington, Jasper, New Har- mony and Newburgh. When she heard from Mary Silver, she immediately took yarn over to the woman's home. A week later Silver had finished 49 squares, enough for one complete afghan. "I just really enjoy crochet- ing," Silver said. "I live alone and have the whole evening to myself." - " - For additional information, write Marjorie Creel, 2810 Turnberry Lane, Evansville In 47711-6715, or call her at (812)474-1573. I)EI HIGH SCHOOL and MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL mg positions avEiilable for the School year RELIGION:TEACHER High School is a Catholic high school t of approximately 620 Memorial is a Catholic high an enrollment of approximately 833 Is interested in applying for one of tions should contact: ighbors lh School Way IN 47720 8 watching," said Archbishop Mc- Carrick in a June 14 interview in his hotel opposite the Krem- lin. He added that one of the group's purposes was to be a "reminder that the world is watching." In meetings with Zyuganov and staffers from the Lebed and Yeltsin camps, Archbishop McCarrick said he was encour- aged to see that "they are all at least paying lip sei'vice to the idea of religious freedom. They are now on record as saying this. Can you hold them to their record? You can't even do that in the U.S." The delegation, which in- eluded Jewish, Armenian and American Orthodox leaders, also met Patriarch Alexei II, the head of the Russian Ortho- dox Church, whom Archbishop McCarrick said was receptive and cooperative. Like top Catholic clerics in Russia, Patriarch Alexei en- dorsed none of the presidential candidates. He did, however, make several pre-election statements urging Orthodox voters not to support a return to the past -- a thinly veiled entreaty to not support the Communists, who in their So- viet form, oversaw the murder of tens of thousands of priests and the near annihilation of the Russian church. With Catholicism a distinct religious minority in Russia, Archbishop McCarrick and other leaders said they were concerned with proposed legis- lation currently being consid- ered by a committee of the Rus- sian Duma (parliament) which could curtail the activities of so-called nontraditional reli- gions, including Catholicism. "The (Roman Catholic) Church here, realizing its mi- nority position, has to be very prudent about what it says," said Archbishop McCarrick. "This is not to say the Catholic Church may not have to raise its voice if something were to threaten its right to exist or if its moral teachings had to be defended." SCRIPTURE SEARCH By Patricia Kasten FROM HOUSETOPS Gospel for Sunday, June 23, 1996 Matthew f 0:26.33 Following is a word search based on the Gospel reading for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time. A Cycle, assurance of God's care. The word clues are left to right in the order in which they appear in the reading. JESUS BECOME KNOWN THE LIGHT WHAT HEAR PROCLAIM FROM HOUSETOPS FEAR THOSE BODY RATHER DESTROY ARE NOT TWO SPARROWS SOLD FOR GROUND HEAD COUNTED AFRAID ACKNOWLEDGE BEFORE MY FATHER DENIES E G D E N M M I W H Y F O O F D N U A E K S T T E ,E H N R T E U O O R O F P W C E -S A F B O D Y L W O N K C A T A L C O R P W H R O F D L O S G J E S U S T E I J O K P A O ! 'L A T A H W N N E F R O M B E E H R A T H E R D T D A E H C A P It O D N U O R G E R A ! D M S D A O R T S E D E R (c) 1996 Air Publishing Co. /tali Vincennes Bicknell Sandborn MEMnlR AMBANC OOUP Monroe City Princeton Patoka Member F.D.I.C. i i I I i Ed. L. Lee Mortuary 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN 254-3612 , I i i ii i I DUBOIS I:qgUNTY BANK MEMBER OLD NATIONAL BANCORP Memb,r H)tC YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK II.H,,ll,H.H I 1 H I I m I A prohfe has begun a black/ribbon campaign to get:members of Congress to override Presi. dent Clinton's veto of a bill banning the partial-birth