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"ans must " e attitudes, haviors, says pope By CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service CITY (CNS) -- All must examine their atti- behaviors to ensure that are truly obedient to the Holy is the source of love and , Pope John Paul II said. gave his life so that all his would be one," the pope July 29 at his weekly general proper and specific action of Spirit within the Holy Trin- union," the pope said. !as the Spirit's love binds the Son, so it unites belier- another and to God. the world, the love of the Trin- forth as the communion of modeled a(ter the early community, he said. )e told the crowd gathered VI Audience Hall that the the Apostles describes "how Lt helps the church to con- its communion, helping the problems which it from time to time." unity of the early Chris- was put to the test issues, such as the appropriateness of baptizing pagans or of continuing to follow Jewish practices, the Spirit either inter- vened directly in a surprising and "charismatic" way or indirectly through inspiration given to the Apostles, the pope said. "Between these two -- the charis- matic and the institutional -- there is no conflict of any kind," he said. "Both come from the same Spirit. "In cases in which human weak- ness leads to tension and conflict, one must await the discernment of the authorities who are assisted in this by the Holy Spirit," the pope said. The Spirit calls for the unity of the whole Christian community and inspires churches and denomina- tions to work together to overcome their divisions, he said. But there also must be a growing sense of love and unity "within the Catholic Church," Pope John Paul said. The Spirit's call for an "effective love," he said, "obliges every eccle- sial component -- every parish and diocesan community, every group, association and movement -- to make an examination of conscience which will prepare hearts to wel- come the unifying action of the Holy Spirit." Garden Patch volunteers Twelve-year-old Craig Itare hands a box of fresh corn to Charlie Gee during the annual Garden Patch give-away at St. Mary Church, Evansville. The two volun- teers were unloading vegetables donated by Deacon Joe Blankenberger from St. Wendel Church, St. Wendel. The program is sponsored by Catholic Charities and offers fresh produce to elderly and low-income families at minimal cost. Donat- ed vegetables include cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, onions and corn. Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes ers of millennium observance to meet Denver (CNS) -- Lay and organizers of rail- activities in dioceses the nation are to meet in 18-20 for a confer- programs that promote and forgiveness in the d in society. "A Reconciling Church: for the Jubilee Year . is co-spon- U.S. bishops' com- laity and evangeliza- subcommittee on illennium. ]s one of the key Pope John Paul II for the days to the start of 2000. will open Sept. resentation of Hope in a Need of Healing." explored include broken mar- riages, and separation from the ecclesial community. Prior to the opening, afternoon sessions will be held on concerns of women, publishers, lay min- isters, marriage and family, the third millennium, and young adults and youths. On Sept. 19, the keynote speak- er will be Sister Marie Chin, vice president of the Sisters of Merc who will describe the spirituality of a reconciling community. Later in the day workshops will offer examples of how rec- onciliation and healing is occur- ring in church and society. Leaders will include members of the San Egidio Community; Sister Catherine Patten, of the Sacred Heart of Mary order, who will talk about the Catholic Com- mon Ground Project; Paulist Father John HurLey, special assis- tant to the U.S. Catholic bishops' the Message about Bulletin Board, Golden Around the Diocese, advertising, or any of please address all correspondence to the P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169. Tele- or toll-free in Indiana (800) 637-1731. E- mesgc4kiiocvansville.org. Office of Evangelization; Sandra Moore-Mann of the Archdiocese of Denver; Paul Henderson, executive director of the U.S. bishops' Office for the Third Mil- lennium/Jubilee Year 2000. The conference agenda also calls for an open forum on "The Church in Dialogue About Heal- ing" for lay people and bishops, including Bishop G. Patrick Zie- mann of Santa Rosa, Calif., chair- man of the Committee on Laity; Archbishop MichaeL J. Sheehan of Santa Fe, N.M., chairman of the Committee on Evangeliza- tion; and Bishop Joseph A. Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston, vice president of the Uq. bish- ops' conference and chairman of discussions into actioni The Denver gathering Will combine into one program the fourth National Lay Forum and the second Convocation on the Millennium. National leaders of lay associ- ations, coordinators of diocesan the millennium subcommittee, millennium activities, rep: A closing session Sept, 20 will tatiyes of pastoral councilsand focus on how to put information women s commissions  invit- Ugandan nun testifies on rebel atrodties WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Atrocities committed against thousands of children and other civilians by the rebel Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda must be stopped with U.S. intervention, a nun told a hearing of two House subcom- mittees. "I beg you to help stop this war being waged against inno- cent children and civilians in northern Uganda. We ask that pressure be put on the govern- ment of Uganda and on the rebels so that this senseless war can be stopped through a peace- ful settlemenL" said Sister Mary Rose Atuu, a member of the Lit- fie Sisters of Mary Immaculate, from Gulu, in northern Uganda. She testified July 29 before a Kony/" she said. joint hearing of the House Sub- "The government has been committee on International Operations and Human Rights and the Subcommittee on Africa. ",mce January 1986, of children and civilians have been abducted and enslaved in northern Uganda by the LRA, which blindly follow the orders given by their leader, Joseph unable to stop the LRA due to corruption and an unwilling- ness to explore alit, cnative solu- tions to The violence by the rebels has left hundreds of thousands of people displaced over the last 12 years. See ATROCITIES page 2 Lending A Hand ................. ..... Page 2 Landings ............................. Page 3 St. Meinrad Anniversaries. Page 16