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pledgesreach of goal LEINGANG ,e editor parishes have goals for the Parishes Cam- g to an interim t from Justin Clements, the Office of , and Development. date add up to .... s 91 percent of of $3,232,191. the total pledged or 95 percent of 200. also reported the exceeded 1998 31 parish- 1997 goals current higher than last with 51 parish- :such an increase in COmpletely tallied for with more year compared to andthe number of a greater percent )ation this year. In 1997, 35 more donors previous year, and reported a greater parishioner par- Compiled for 1998 is percent of partici- the diocesan average 63 percent of the diocese partici- CPC; their average report will be pub- 24 issue of the are the parishes  pledges over 1998 arishes also had exceeding last King, Good Shep- and Evansville; St. County; Celestine; St. and St. Francis and Precious I in Jasper; St. Mary, Help of Chris- St. Nicholas, St. Martin, Chris- Red Brush.. Fort Branch; St. James and Sts. Peter and Paul, both in Haubstadt; St. Joseph, Princeton; St. Philip Neri, Bicknell; St. Joan of Arc, Jasonville; St. Vincent, Vin- cennes; and St. Peter, Linton. Also St. Mary, Sullivan; Holy Name, Bloomfield; St. Mary, Shoals; St. Peteb Montgomery, and St. Henry, St. Henry. The following parishes also exceeded their 1998 goals: St. Matthew, Mount Vernon; All Saints, Cannelburg; Blessed Sacra- ment, Oakland City, Sts. Peter and Paul, Petersburg, and St. John Chrysostom, New Boston. The following parishes have not reached their goals, but their 1998 pledges exceed 1997 pledges: St. Boniface, St. Anthony and St. Joseph, all in Evansville; Holy Angels, New Harmony; St. Wendel, St. Wendel; Holy Family, Jasper; St. Joseph, Dale; St. Mary, Huntingburg; Sacred Heart, Schnellville; St. Bernard, Snake Run; St. John the Baptist, V'mcennes; St, John, Loogootee; St. Joseph, Bramble and St. is the phone number for the Message? question. Phone numbers will be included in all of the Message. Telephone (812) 424-5536, or in Indiana (800) 637-1731. Fax: (812) 424-0972. Catech etical Adm M istrators Members of the Diocesan Association of Parish Cathechetical Administrators discuss their successes and challenges at year-end gathering at the Catholic Center, June 16. Par- ticipants include, from left, Mary Kaye Fal- cony, Marty Homing, Sister Agnes Marie sent but not pictured were Dana.Hoffman, Bonnie Wink, Cinda Sanderson, Bob Vollmer, Mary Lou Kessler, Sharon Vogler and Sister Annette Langenderfer, O.S.F. Also present were Sister Geraldine Hedinger, O.S.B., and Donna Gish from the Office for Adult For- Mary, Washington. Bishops act on liturgy, social teaching, pornography By JERRY FILTEAU different version of a new Lec- mittee, called it a "fundamental but says too many Catholics are Catholic News Service tionary which was rejected by document" that will establish not familiar with the church's the Holy See. policy positions and serve as a social teachings and do not PITTSBURGH (CNS) -- The The new Lectionary, both vol- framework for further action by understand the role it should U.S. Catholic bishops June 19 umes, is the result of a compro- the bishops or their committees, have in their lives. approved a Lectionary for Mass mise worked out with Vatican The document urges parents It cails for efforts at every and issued statements on officials after they objected to to teach their children how to level of the church's education- Catholic social teaching and on some aspects of the earlier use media responsibly. It calls al and formation activities to sex and violence in the media, translation, including some on the creative community in make Catholic social teaching Meeting June 18-20 at the techniques used to make the the entertainment industry and an integral part of what Catholic Pittsburgh Hilton Towers Hotel, English more inclusive, all those in the media business children and adults learn about the bishops also discussed the It is expected that Volume 1, to recognize the impact of the the church and their faith. recent Synod of Bishops for which has already been con- media on society and to set stan- "If Catholic education and America, a draft of proposed firmed by Rome, will be autho- dards for themselves, formation fails to communicate new moral guidelines for rized for use in U.S. churches It rejects censorship but urges our. social tradition, it is not Catholic Campaign for Human beginning the first Sunday of government to make full use of - fully Catholic," the statement Development funding and a Advent. its constitutionally established says draft of a resource paper on rec- The bishops' new statement regulatory role to require more Jointly prepa by three onciliation for the new millen- on sex and violence in the responsible use of the airwaves, bishops' committees -- educa- nium. media, approved by a vote of It questions the level of vie- tion, domestic policy andinter- They voted 196-6 to approve 207-11, is titled, "Renewing the lence in some video games and national policy-- the statement Volume 2 of a new English-lan- Mind of the Media." says the growing usefulness of was issued as a reflection of the guage Lectionary. It contains the It is the first document the the lnternet is compromised by nation's bishops on the dings Scripture readings for Masses bishops have issued specifical- the numerous"adult" and hate of their Task Force on Catholic on weekdays, feasts of saints ly on the problems of sex and sites available on it. Social Teaching and Catholic and various other occasions, violence in the media. The bishops approved a state- Education. Since they approved Volume "The media have such poten- ment, "Sharing Catholic Social The task force, formed by the 1 last year -- the readings for tial to bring truth and beauty Teaching: Challenges and Direc- three committees in 1995 and Sundays and certain major into the lives of billions of peo- tions," by a vote of 213-5. headed by now-retired Arch- feasts -- their action in Pitts- ple that we cannot permit them The document calls Catholic bishop John R. Roach of St. burgh marked the end of a long to be the arena of those who social teaching "a central and Paul-Minneapolis, had among process begun in the early woult pervert God's gift of the essential element of our faith" S BISHOPS page3  1990s, when they approved a body and sexuality," it says. .......... It decries not only "pornogra- | . phy and graphic, gratuitous vie- I nsIde.0000. lence" but also the pervasive use in the mainstream media of Final Vows in Ferdinand ............... Page 2 i ,t T sex and violence in a fri olous and titillating way." Charismatic Renewal .................. Page 3 Bishop Robert N. Lynch of St. Petersburg, Fla., chairman of the Gospel Commentary ................. Page 14 bishops' Communications Corn- , ......