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he M E S S AGE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE VOLUME 23 NUMBER 41 July 2, 1993 band to highlight Ce]l0000stine celebration from the town of Wagshurst in Baden Wuerttemberg performs in Germany. begun 120 years ago, will perform in Celestine July 8-11 during a to the United States. The community of Celes- tine will celebrate its 150th anniversary during a four-day event begi[ming July 8. The celebration will be highlighted by a visit from a 40-member band from Wagshurst, Germany, accord- ing to Father John Boeglin, pastor at St. Celestine Church. Celestine. The connection between Wagshurst and Celestine was discovered by Dubois County genealogist, Joan Glendeff- ning. During a visit to Wagshurst, she discovered that over 40 families had emi- grated to the Dubois County area 150 years ago. Family names included Becher, Berger, Bohnert, Boschert, Buchart, Doll, Dupps, Ecken- fels, Eckstein, Fritsch, Gopp, Hurst, Huber, Lampert, Mundy, Oser, Riehle, Sermer- sheim and Vollmer. When Glendenning in- formed Father Boeglin that the Wagshurst band would like to visit Celestine because of their "ancestral connec- tions" he issued an invitation for members to visit during the 150th celebration. "The response was overwhehning," he said. The band, which began 120 vears ago, has 57 adult mem- bers and 20 young people. A combination of 40 members, young and old, are planning to visit Celestine, along with 40 family members. Another 50 citizens of Wagshurts are expected to travel with the band. Host families in Celes- tine will provide housing for the visitors. The band will be perform- ing the nights of July 8 through July 11. On Sunday afternoon, luly 11, the bancl will march in the Celestine parade, which begins a 1 p.m. On Monday, July 12, the band will perform in concert at the Jasper Civic Auditorium, Jasper-Vincennes Campus. Other events during the Ce- lestine celebration will in- clude food, rides and craft booths. O q ;FIINGTON (CNS) -- ohn Paul II has ac- the resignation of Ignatius J. City, Kan., Bishop James P. of Belleville, I11., to resignation and ap- were announced in Washington by hop Agostino Cac- apostolic pro- nun- States. top Strecker, who November, has of the nation's lead- elic spokesmen on He had been a 1962 and head City Archdio- 1969. ishop Keleher, who 31, is a for- St. Mary of the in Mundelein, been bishop of Bishop Keleher appointed to Kansas City Belleville since 1984. A native of Spearville, Kan., Ignatius J. Strecker at- tended St. Benedict College in Atchison, Ken., and Ken- rick Seminaryjn St. Louis be- fore his Dec. 19, 1942, ordina- tion to the priesthood. Following studies in canon law at The Catholic Univer- sity of America in Washing- ton, he served as assistant chancellor in the Diocese of Wichita, Kan,, from 1945 to 1948 and chancellor from 1948 to 1962. Archbishop Strecker was ordained bishop of Spring- field-Cape Girardeau, Me., on June 20, 1962, and was in- stalled as archbishop of Kansas City on Oct. 28, 1969. He was among four active U.S. bishops eligible to attend all four sessions of the 1962- 65 Second Vatican Council. The remaining three are Bishop James W. Malone of Youngstown, Ohio; Bishop Gerald O'Keefe of Davenport, Iowa; and, Archbishop Franr cis M. Zayek of St. /elan of Brooklyn. As president of the Na- tional Catholic Rural Life Conference from 1975-78 and 1983-87, Archbishop Strecker pleaded the cause of the fam- ily farmer before congres- sional committees and church panels such as the ad hoc committee drafting the 1986 bishops' document on the economy. "The fate of our family farmers is not an abstract con- cern," he told the House Agri- culture Committee in 1984. "What happens to them will determine whether or not a land-owning elite will in- creasingly control our food and the price of that food." James Patrick Keleher, a Chicago native, attended St. Felicitas elementary school Bellevillein 1984. and Quigley Preparatory He also spoke out on behalf Mary o! me LaKe ,emmary In -:' 15 that: the:i,,ei.d.. Mundelein. He was ordained rinnles of the far 'Crisis a riest on A ril 12, 1958, -" , . P. . .P . make it everyone s business and earned a doctorate in the- elegy at St. Mary of the Lake Archbishop Keleher also in 1961. He served as a chaplain and associate pastor in the Chicago Archdiocese and was an archdiocesan consulter and a member of the arch- diocesan liturgical commis- sion. Archbishop Keleher taught at Quigley Preparatory from 1961 to 1963; at Niles College of Loyola University in Niles, I11., from 1969 to 1972; and at St. Mary of the Lake Semi- nary from 1972 to 1975. He was named rector of the semi- nary in 1978 and bishop of has held several leadership posts in the National Confer- ence of Catholic Bishops. He currently chairs the Ad Hoc Committee on the Economic Concerns of the Holy See and the Ad Hoc Committee on Shrines. In addition, he is an ad- viser and past chairman of the bishops' Committee on Priestly Formation, a consul- tant to the Migration Commit- tee and a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Steward- ship. Special Synod issue ican urges lraq dialogue JOHN THAVIS Service CITY {CNS}- rleplored the in a U.S. on an Iraqi tar- Urged both countries their differences was issued days after U.S. cruise missiles taghdad govern- center. Iraq ight civilians 12 wounded e of the missiles residential areas. Spokesman Joaquin Navarre-Vails said the Vati- can Secretariat of State had not issued a statement about the attack because it "does not know the causes that may have determined it." The United States said the opera- tion was in reprisal for an al- leged Iraqi plot to kill former President George Bush. Navarre-Vails said the Vati- can "obviously deplores the loss of innocent human lives and hopes that an honest dia- logue can be established be- tween the United States and Iraq, as the only way to peace." President Bill Clinton ex- pressed regret at the civilian casualties. But the president said the strike had dealt e blow to Iraq's ability to direct terrorist acts and that the United States had "sent the message we needed to send" to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Clinton said he ordered the attack after receiving "com- polling evidence" of Iraqi re- sponsibility in an alleged car- bomb plot against Bush while the former president visited Kuwait earlier this year. Kuwaiti police arrested 16 suspects, including two Iraqi nationals, who reportedly confessed to a role in the plot. Inside: 8-page special section --- Profile of the Evansville East Deanery -- Parish Pastoral Councils --- "Unplanned Prlestless Sundays"