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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Briefly... Value of cultural diversity NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (NC) -- More minority women are entering religious life, but congregations still must recognize the value of cultural diversity, a speaker told some 700 par- ticipants at the annual meeting of tile Leadership Conference of Women Religious. "The challenge of our conversion is in- ,ulturation or, theologically speaking, incarnation," Sister Carol Quigley said. "Can we grow in love of our sisters of omr cultures to the extent that we take on the values they hold whi:h are consonant with the Gospel?" Racism and the dominarr: white culture's need to value diversity and gifts of other cult ares was explored at the assembly, held Aug. 23-27 in Niagara Falls. The theme was "Holy Is the People." The conference is a national organization of more than 550 leaders of congregations of sisters. Cardinal to chair interfaith program NEW YORK (NC) -- Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York has expanded his extensive involvement in interfaith relations by accepting chairmanship of a new program that will bring Moslem Jewish and Christian health and social welfare professionals from the Middle East to study together in the United States. The Middle East Educational Fellowship Program, announced at a New York press con- ference Aug. 27, will be based at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., near Boston. Brandeis describes itself as "non-sectarian, Jewish-sponsored," and has what it says is the largest Judaic studies program in the nation. As chairman of the new fellowship program, Cardinal O'Connor will lead a drive to raise a $10 million endowment fund. Assisting him will be a Moslem vice chairman, Kamal Batniji, founding president of the Arab-American Medical Association, and a Jewish vice chairman, Henry Taub, founding board chairman of a data processing company in Roseland, N.J. Pope meets Cuban archbishop CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (NC) -- Pope John Paul II held a private meeting with Archbishop Giulio Einaudi, papal pronuncio to Cuba, Aug. 27, at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. The Vatican announced the meeting but did not say what was discussed. The meeting came two weeks before the pope's Sept. 10-11 trip to Miami, where there is a large Cuban exile community opposed to the Com- munist government of President Fidel Castro. Earlier this year, Jose Felipe Cameado, the Cuban Communist official in charge of relations with the Catholic Church, said the government would regard the pope's visit to Miami as a test of his attitude toward the Cuban government. Carneado tied this to a possible invitation for a papal trip to Cuba. "There are a million counterrevolutionary exiles who will seek to profit from the papal visit for their own cause," said Carneado last February. Bishop bans Masses on pilgrimages ROME (NC) -- A Yugoslavian bishop has banned Masses in his diocese by priests leading pilgrimages to the alleged Marian apparition site of Medjugorje, after repeated calls to end the pilgrimages were ignored, according to an Italian Catholic magazine. Bishop Pavao Zanic of Mostar-Duvno an- nounced the prohibition in late July during a visit to Med- jugorje, a small village in his diocese where six young people say they have experienced visions of the Madonna since 1981. Bishop Zanic has expressed strong doubt about the alleged apparitions, which are being studied by a Yugosla- vian church commission. He and the Yugoslavian bishops' conference have urged an end to official pilgrimages until the church makes a judgment on the events, but Catholic groups from around the world have continued to travel. ii i HOLY :::.. ] [ FATHER ] 00;00o/t00't/mNod COUNCIL I Meets at University of Evansville Newman Center  Loo/,r,. / 2nd 4th Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Fr. Tony Kissel, chaplain New members invited. HWY. 62 W. Cell OscarT. Jones BOONVILLE, IN Grand Knight, 476-2462 i Built with Quality to Save You Time & Money .,#IISPE#-.b I]IN[SdNSMISSIOWS Funeral Homes Four Convenient Locations Alvin C. Ruxer, Pres. Factory and General Office Hwy. 231 S. Jasper, IN (812) 482-1041. September 4, 1987 Papal trip expenses estimated By JERRY FILTEAU NC News Service WASHINGTON (NC) -- Church costs for Pope John Paul II's 10-day U.S. visit are usually estimated at $22 million, but the figure itself tells only a small part of the story. In broad sweep, the $22 million refers only to expenses incurred by the Catholic Church in the United States. These may cover anything from renovation of the local cathedral to flowers and linen for a papal meal, from the con- struction of a huge outdoor papal altar to the long-distance phone calls and air travel need- ed to plan the trip. But the church figure does not include the estimated $5.7 million the Secret Service is reportedly spending to protect the pope. Nor does it cover the millions that governments on the tour are spending. In Miami alone, for example, the city, county and state costs for the planning and police, sanitation and other services connected with the visit have been estimated at some $2.9 million. Secret Service costs in Miami, where the pope is to meet with President Reagan, are expected to be about $650,000. Even within the church, the $22-million figure defies easy analysis. It includes an estimated $2 million being spent by the bishops' national offices for ad- vance planning and travel and the press centers alGng the papal route. And it includes the estimated local diocesan costs in each of the nine stops on the papal route. These average about $2 million per city -- usually lower for short stops and higher for longer stops. Individual diocesan cost estimates cited less than a month before the papal trip we re: -- Miami (Sept. 10-11): $2 million. -- Columbia, S.C. (Diocese of Charleston, Sept. 11): $500,000. -- New Orleans (Sept. 11-13): $2 million. -- San Antonio, Texas (Sept. 13-14): $2.5 million. -- Phoenix, Ariz. Sept. 14-15): $1.5 million.  ......  -- Los Angeles (Sept. 15-17): ,b L OLD HWY. 41 N. SULLIVAN, IN i $2.5 million. --Monterey, Calif. (Sept. 17): $2 million. -- San Francisco (Sept. 17-18): $3.3 million. -- Detroit (Sept. 18-19): $1 million to $2 million. DETROIT WAS A belated ad- dition to the papal itinerary, and some contracts were still being bid and let at the end of August, so the archdiocese did not have the same advance time to develop and refine its cost estimates, a spokeswoman said. The diocesan estimates still have contributed some $1.1 million toward the $2 million budgeted for the trip, said Fran- cis X. Doyle Jr., associate general secretary of the Na- tional Conference of Catholic Bishops-U.S. Catholic Con- ference. Individual dioceses along the papal itinerary report similar results, with funding coming largely from business leaders and philanthropists. Diocesewide parish collections were scheduled in some places to help make up the difference. When some Miami-area WEST CHAPEL 3033 W. MARYLAND .ST. do not cover the expenses that other dioceses or individual church officials or institutions will incur throughout the rest of the country for travel, lodging and other expenses of having representation at nationally oriented events. Minimally, nearly every bishop is going to the West Coast to meet with the pope in Los Angeles. Catholic Charities personnel from across the coun- try will gather in San Antonio. There are papal meetings with U.S. priests from across the country in Miami, Catholic educators and black Catholics in New Orleans, Catholic health care workers in Phoenix, lay leadership and men and women Religious in San Francisco, per- manent deacons and their wives in Detroit. On the other hand, when of- ficials cite $22 million as church costs, they do not mean that Catholics in the pew or diocesan treasuries are going to have to come up with that money. Nationally, for example, foundations, fraternal organiza- tions and individual donors critics questioned the trip costs, Archbishop Edward A. McCar- thy appealed to people to con- tribute $5 to their favorite lal. L charity. "If we can get a million people to respond.., there will | be $5 million going to our poor," he said. Of $1.5 million expenses in Phoenix, $300,000 went toward renovating St. Mary s Basilica. Such renovations, while :t: counted by dioceses as part of ii the papal visit costs, stay on "': after the pope is gone. Fund raising has taken some unusual turns. In San Antonio, AI Aleman Jr., president of Aleman Food Service, co- chaired a banquet in honor of Archbishop Patrick F. Flores which raised $100,000 for the papal visit. The Aleman family paid for the banquet with $5,000 raised by auctioning off a champion longhorn steer at a rodeo. In Detroit a corporate fund- raising effort is spearheaded by Chrysler Corp. chairman Lee Iacocca and Domino's Pizza founder and Detroit Tigers baseball owner Thomas Monaghan. "SINCE 1913" INSURANCE -- REAL ESTATE 464-5993 AUTO " HOME " FIRE " LIABILITY I wanted a college degree because ,.. "1 could get a better job and achieve a personal goal. The External Degree Program let me work, be at me and earn my degree." 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