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10 The Message  for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Bishop, diocesan edm:0000tors attend catechism From CNS, Message sources gins working for the Diocese Bishop Christoph Schonborn delivered the keynote talk of Evansville early next of Vienna. Austria, whocoor- and later responded to talks Catholic school and reli- month -- plan to meet with dinated the writing and edit- by other speakers and ques- gious education staff mem- Bishop Gettelfinger to work ing of the catechism, and tions from the audience. bers from the Diocese of out how the new catechism Conventual Franciscan Father Referring to discnssions of Evansville joined Bishop Ger- will be put to use in the Die- Berard Marthaler of The U.S. diocesan programs al- aid A. Gettelfinger June 20 at cese of Evansville. Catholic University of Amer- readv under wav to imple- a symposium on the "Cate- Beshears said an afternoon ica. a leading U.S. figure in ment" the catechfsm0 Bishop chism of the Catholic session at the symposium fea- catechetics and religious edn- Schonborn noted that the Church." They were among tured representatives of three cation for decades, document has been published bishops and staff members dioceses-- New York. Pitts- The afternoon portion of in French, Italian, Spanish from about 120 dioceses in burgh and Boston-- where the seminar was devoted and German. the United States -- about implementation plans are al- mainly to strategies for imple- But he said the dioceses in 500 people in all -- who at- read}, in place. Symposium mentation of the catechism at countries of those langnages tended the symposium in speakers emphasized that the the diocesan and parish level, have nothing near the exten- New Orleans. catechism is a resource, not a After current implementation sive implementation plans "It was exciting to be text book, she said. plans in three dioceses were being described as already among all of those diocesan The day-long symposium presented as possible models, under way in the United leaders and bishops and car- followed the annual Spring Bishop Schonborn told the States. dinals," said Phyllis Meeting of the Catholic bish- group that Americans are "We have the catechism, Beshears, diocesan director of ops, and began with a concel- clearly ahead of Europeans in but you have the programs to schools. She said it was "a ebrated Mass. their efforts to implement the implement it. It's wonderful catechism, how you do it," he said. great decision" to involve The first half of the sympo- diocesan staff along with the slum was devoted to discus- Bishop Schonborn said He also tried to explain in bishops at the symposium, sions of the nature and pur- Americans are far ahead of more detail why the Vatican James Corr, newly-ap- pose of the catechism and the the rest of the world in is still working on the English pointed director of religious role it should have in reli- preparing for the new cate- translation draft instead of education, also participated gious education in parishes chism, even though it is not approving it quickly as it did in the symposium. Beshears and dioceses. Leading that out in English yet. with the other major Western- and Corr-- who officially be- discussion were Auxiliary Bishop Schonborn, the the- language translations. ologian assigned by the Vati- During the bishops' meet- can to coordinate the writing ing before the catechism sere- and editing of the catechism inar, concerns about continu- in its original French version, ing Vatican delays on the Golden Jubilarians Emil and Lorene {Elpers} Head of Evansville will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiv- ing July 7 at Holy Redeemer Church, Evansville. A dinner and dance for invited relatives and friends will be held at 3:30 p.m. July 10 at St. Wendel Knights of St. John Hall. The couple was married July 6, 1943, al St. Wendel Church, St. Wendel. They are the parents of" three sons. Ronald, David and Robert, all of Evansville. They have nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 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The couple was married July 1, 1943, at Sacred Heart Church, Schnellville. They are the parents of two children, James of Huntingburg, and Donna O'Brian of Montgomery. They have four grandsons. PASTORAL ASSOCIATE POSITION AVAILABLE Holy Trinity, a culturally diverse parish locat- ed within Indianapolis invites you to join our pastoral team. Your primary responsibilities will include providing leader- ship in the parish evangelization, religious education, and community outreach pro- grams. Send inquiries by July 15th to: Search Committee Holy Trinity parish 2618 West St. Clair Street Indianapolis, IN 46222. . .... English were so the bishops passed tion pleading for tion and offering Vatican needs it to project. The fact that one translation will be over the world concern in Rome translation that was oped seemed too enced by British culture, Bishop said. Rome wants to the English usage m approved trans cord with the usage m English-speaking cm such as those in Africa, he said. "The English diverse, and the gious and political are so different India, Nigeria and the States," he said. less the committee op courageous way fc gle English tran, entire world, which is a challenge." He said the main the delav is "not, as the prollem oft guage. This is one it is not, certainly, matter." The document i under final Congregation for the of the Faith in "and there is seri that this review wi too much " ;; Cardinal E Boston, who in 1985 nated the idea of a catechism for t church and committee overseeing glish translation, Catholic News Sere1 very encouraged Bishop Schonborn .... to say." "The need to be se universal need to be original) is clear," Law said. "Certainly the translation) (earn ha tention to give as translation as pos.' telligible language, ' In their resolution earlier, which pa only one audible the'bishops had to try to approve the translation by Aug. 1 i ble. Archbishop wil Keeler of Baltimore, of the National Con: Catholic BishopS, that he was go shortly after meeting and woU the resolution to Joseph Ratzinger, Vatican's doctrin tion and chief catechism project guages. In his keynote add the seminar Bish( born stressed the catechism can pb ing stronger dc to religious educatiOl' This story was By Jerry Filteat News Service, injbrmation Message. I I Illl Ill I o