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0 The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana July Publisher releases two volumes of late underground priest PRAGUE, Czech Republic ture notes to be made avail- Soviet-allied government, criteria of forgiveness and rec- the church, after diocesan (CNS) -- Previously unpub- lished underground works by a Czech theologian are getting their first public airing in his home country where they were produced during the era of communist repression. The two volumes, released by the Prague-based Catholic publisher Scriptum, are the first full collection of Father Josef Zverina's articles and lec- We'Ve 0o able. The priest compiled most of them during many years' work secretly ministering to Catholics and nonbelievers in Bohemia, Moravia and Slova- kia. Father Zverina produced vir- tually all of his theological writings clandestinely after being stripped of his official priest's license by the country's JASPER LUMBER CO. COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE Ph: 482-1125 RT. 4, JASPER He drowned in a swimming accident in Italy in 1990, nine months after Czechoslovakia's "velvet revolution" ended four decades of communist rule. Father Zverina is best known for his concept of "Agape," through which he at- tempted to articulate a form of Christian witness capable of withstanding communist-era persecution while meeting the II WE'RE YOUR #I CHOICE FOR LOW COST AUTO INSURANCE Independent Agent Many companies to choose from 81 years of experience INSURANCE AGENCY 464-5993 onciliation. Among other endeavors, he tried to develop a theological justification for the presence of unlicensed "worker priests" in Czechoslovakia -- ordained pastors stripped of their state ]ermits and forced to under- take manual jobs. He worked on the theory that such priests could be rec- ognized as a "third order" in JAMES A. NIEMEIER Mater Dei Class of '69 ST. BERNARD'S PICNIC Rockport, Indiana SUNDAY, JULY 31, 1994 Delicious Chicken Dinners and Roast Beef Dinners and Chicken & Dumplings Served 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. HANDMADE QUILTS BINGO- NOVELTIES GAMES- DRINKS FOOD & FUN ARTS.& CRAFTS $1500 CASH ' TO BE GIVEN AWAY! 12th annual money hunt for kids! St. Bernard's Famous TURTLE SOUP By the Bowl or Gallon Beginning at 11:00 C.D.T. $10 ATTENDANCE PRIZE EVERY HOUR (For those who register) a/J...OOp.00 LOTS OF SHADE UNDER THE BIG-TOP! I I I I priests and priests in religious orders. Two early collections of Fa" ther Zverina's essays were published in Italian in 1971 and 1978. The second edition, titled "Theology Agape," was released in July and covers the last years of the priest's life. Father Zverina, who philosophy and theologY" 1930s at Rome's Lateran versity, as well as art in Paris, was trained in ground tactics by a Croatian, Jesuit Father Tomislav Ko" lakovic. He was imprisoned b: German Gestapo War II. He later taught ogy at Prague's versity until after the communist coup in vakia. In 1952 he was other Catholic activis charges of espionage and son and served 13 22-year sentence. After his release, Fa Zverina was forced to a boiler-stoker and Although allowed to theological teaching at !he omerice seminary durln 1968 reform movement, later was formally ba from working as a was kept under The priest signed vakia's unofficial Charter human rights de January 1977. As viser to Cardinal Tomasek, Father Zverina widely believed to be ble for the cardinal's ingly outspoken human rights and pendence in the 1980s. FOR cOMPLETE ELECTRICAL sERVICE FISCHER ELECTRIC INC. SCHNELLVILLE' IN 389-2418 LinCo Total 46 Varifies of Coffees  C WashingtOn Evansville ii! STEEL "OVER 30 SEMI 36" Coy. #1 std. v (Prem. & Colors 24" Cov. 26 ga. #2 Scrap 5v 1-1/2 Galv. 2-1/2 Galv. HUNDREDS 9x ANY SIZE POST BUILDING ANY SIZE -- Call For DAVIESS Hwy 81