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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Jul National Marian Celebration planned in Evansville The Daughters of Charity Will host a National Marian Celebration for their Sisters at Mater Dei Provincialate, 9400 New Harmony Road, Evans- ville, Indiana, on the weekend of July 15-17, 1994. The sisters are inviting the public to attend the opening of the celebration with a candle- light, rosary procession on the provincialate grounds. Due to the limited parking facilities at the site, arrangements are II being made with Father Ray- mond Brenner for cars to be parked in the Resurrection Church parking lot at 5301 New Harmony Road. Buses will begin picking up people at 6:30 p.m. at Resurrection for a short ride to the celebration which will begin at 7:30 p.m. The celebration will honor Mary, the Mother of God (Mater Dei), for whom the Provincialate of the East Cen- tral Province of the Daughters People we care about... Following is a feature in the Message, designed to help draw together the People of God in southwestern Indiana. Readers are invited to submit information about people who may benefit by some extra prayers and attention. Bishop Francis R. Shea continues to progress very well at his home following hip replacement surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center, Ex/ansville. His address is 3115 Bayard Park Drive, Evansville IN 47714. Frances Taylor is a patient at St. Mary's Continuing Care, sixth floor, Room 6311. She is a past president of the Ladies of Charity; before retiring, she was secretary for St. Vincent's Day Care Center. Please send information for PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. Our church around the world COMMENTARY By MSGR. CLARENCE SCHLACHTER Mission Director =Children are like gifts wrapped up in different forms, all waiting to be discovered and developed," says Canoss- inn Sister Christine Ho, a mis- sionary working at a day care center for impoverished chil- dren in Perak, Malays!a. A child is a gift to our world, a gift from God. Sadly, though, these precious and unique gifts are often mistreated and ig- nored. So many of the children in the poorest countries of our world are suffering -- trying to scrape a living on the streets of Brazil and the Philippines, working in the factories of India and the fields of Guatemala, starving in Soma- lia and Sudan. They do not see a future bright with promise, but instead worry that they will have nothing to eat, that their sicknesses will not be cured, that they will be alone in the world, that they will never get a chance to go to school. The beauty and uniqueness of countless children might never be discovered and nur- tured if it weren't for the care and support of thousands of Catholic missionaries, people like Sister Christine who are witnessing to the love of Christ. Surprising though it may seem, however, some of the missionaries who help these children will never actu- ally meet them. These other missionaries are young people, children in U.S. Catholic schools and religious education programs who, with their prayers and sacrifices, support the work being clone for the Church in developing countries through the Holy Childhood Association (HCA). HCA is the Catholic Church's mission organization for children; through it, young people in the U.S. learn about the lives of children in develop- ing countries and share their blessings with those who are less fortunate. These children work very hard -- annually, they contribute about 2.8 mil- lion dollars to support the Church's mission in more than I00 countries worldwide. With the help of adults in our Church community, their ef- forts can go even farther. To the previous publication of the schools and religious ed- ucation programs of Lenten Alms, we thank the following schools and religious education programs for their Holy Child- hood support: St. Wendel School $27.10. Precious Blood School $281.20. St. Celestine Religious Ed- ucation. $267.90. Corpus Christi School and Religious Education. $248.30. Holy Redeemer School and Religious Education. $275.00. To find out what you can do contact Msgr. C. A. Schlachter, Diocesan Director, Mission Of- rice, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville IN 47724-0169. of Charity is named. The occa- sion also commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of five United States Provinces of the Daugh- ters of Charity of which the Evansville Province is one. The Community of the Daughters of Charity was founded in 1633 in Paris. The American Community was begun in 1809 in Emmitsburg, Maryland, by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. It functioned as one province, stretching from the East Coast to California, until 1910 when a second Province was established with headquarters in St. Louis. On January 4, 1969, the two provinces were divided into five Provinces. The public is welcome to join the nearly 400 sisters for the Friday evening candlelight procession on July 15 at 7:30 p.m. An aerial view of the Mater Dei Provincialate lake and the Daughters of Charity building comple Rita Farny dies June 30 teaches them how to find RITA FARNY Bubble Continued from page I heard" point about the ruling is that "the court has bowed to the notion that abortionists need 'quiet' to carry out their work." She said the ruling means even pro-life protesters who have no intention of disrupting clinic operations =will be swept off the sidewalks." Injunctions like the one in Florida have become an in- creasingly popular method of limiting how close to a clinic certain abortion protesters can be. Ms. Madsen's appeal to the Supreme Court was based on the fact that she was included in the injunction even though she had never been charged with violating a law, as had many of the other people it included. Beverly LaHaye, president of Concerned Women for Amer. ica, said the ruling breaks new ground in singling out one type of protest group. =It is clear that we have en- tered a new dimension of con. stitutional interpretation that caters to the pro-abortion elite," she said in a statement. "Pro-life peaceful protesters may be targeted now, but we have to ask ourselves, who will be next?" While not condoning violent protests, Mrs. LaHaye said the members of her organization be- lieve strongly that public side- walks should remain a forum for peaceful demonstrations. =America has historically defended the right to free speech even if the content is disturbing or offensive," she said. "Today the Supreme Services for Rita Farny, 49, who died June 30, were held July 2 at St. Boniface Church, Evansville. Farny received the diocesan Teacher of the Year award in 1993. In presenting the award, Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger noted, "Rita is a role model for other teachers .... She puts 100 percent into everything She does because she knows her students are worth the best. As a teacher of reading, she is truly inspirational. She not only instructs them with the literature textbook, she Court weighed two conflicting rights in the balance and found that the right to an abortion is greater than the right of free speech." Supporters of legal abortion praised the ruling. A Planned Parenthood statement said it "makes clear that opposition to AUTO TOPS. SEAT C STEREO SALES & novels and read for it';or the past 14 years,F taught at Holy Rosary ": Evansville. She also aStndPh,PtiS:hool , .St PI ]ty, St Bo.ifs Westside catholic conS! dated schools, all in lv ville. In 1970, she graduawd fro- Catholic University of A in Washington, D.C., a.} 1976, she recmvea .:;" degree from the UniverSSo Evansville. " : i:;, abortion is not a license ' rass, threaten or ...... i and clinic staff." .._i " " " n affec : The mjunctm e cli testers at the MelboUr ,jo was issued after phY-''" as shot ou Dawd Gunn w _ _== l an abortion clinic in i'eP'e Fla., in 1993. . ,,tWEI S HWY 50 EAST, EUGENE MILLER & MILLER "Funeral Since 424-9: WE'RE YOUR #1 CHOICE FOR LOW COST AUTO INSURANCE Independent Agent Many companies to choose from 79 years of experience INSURANCE AGENCY JAMES' 464-5993