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2 I I I Jubilee Year The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana II September 9, lgCJ4 ;: L II L I I II I I I b Sampling the speeches of Bishop Paul F. Leibold scious of the two extremes in your aspect of the High School program -- the one that tends to make sports, and indeed wining in sports, the end and purpose of every school activ- ity; the other which will con- demn sports as superfluous, something that should be elim- inated from the school, a real hindrance to an effective edu- cational program. We hope you will join us in the middle of the road .... Knights of Columbus Sept. 27, 1966 The Diocese of Evansville is preparing to observe the fiftieth anniversary of its establish- ment this year. In conjunction with anniversary planning, the Message presents a series of features about the diocese -- this portion of the People of God. Bishop Paul F. Leibold was already a bishop when he ar- rived as Apostolic Administra- tor of the Diocese of Evans- ville, Oct. 20, 1965. The former auxiliary bishop from Cincin- nati was installed as the Sec- end Bishop of Evansville, June : .... The Church is Christ. 15, 1966. Bishop Leibold continued as the chief spiritual leader of Catholics in southwestern In- diana for three short years until he returned to Cincinnati as Archbishop, Oct. 2, 1969. Archbishop Leibold died J.uh:l;-::t972 -- almost a $onth before retired Bishop Henry J. Grimmelsman, the man he had succeeded in Evansville. Bishop Grimmels- man died June 30. FollQwing are excerpts se- lected from early speeches given by Bisho Leibold. The sampling is not intendedto paint a complete picture of the speech maker, but to reveal glimpses of his thinking and Of his humanity. Installation Banquet lvmmndlle-- June 15 1 .... . . . Recognizing the weak- nesses in trying to summarize any specific points of one's ef- forts, as press would want when you step into a new of- rice, I dare to present a three pronged objective, drawn from my understanding of the spirit of new emphasis and renewal of Vatican II .... "The first is holiness. Good Pope John [reminded bishops] that the religious perfection of our diocese.., redounds from a holy clergy, who in turn must draw their leadership from a loly bishop -- one who pre- sents the image of Christ to his flock .... "Secondly the concept of being a servant of the people of God committed to his care .... The Third is found in the very tittle of the decree on the office of the bishop, and in the whole spirit of the Council summarized in the word, Pas- toral." Jasper Holy Name Society July 10, 1966 . . [Vatican II] provided us with new perspectives on our relationship to the world in which we live .... This teach- ing must first take roots in the minds and hearts of the people of the individual parish if it is to be effective, and this my dear Holy Name, is why you exist as a society, to be the ni- trogen, the moisture, the plow, the cultivator or whatever its needed to make these truths take root and so bring forth fruit in the diocese." rats, Republicans, employers, employees, the rich and poor, fellow Catholics and separated brethren, but Christ, who de- pends upon his members you and me  to do all these things." Institute on Pastoral Care Welborn Memorial Baptist Hospital Evansville -- Oct. 24, 1966 "There is little doubt that Christian historians of the twenty-first century (now less than 34 years away) are likely to regard the two major events in Christendom in our century as the Ecumenical Movement and the Second Vatican Coun- cil. Indeed it may be more ac- curate to suggest that Vatican II was in fact the Roman Catholic contribution to ecu- menism. It is clear that the Council's pronouncements at once take favorable note of Protestantism's unity efforts and seek to prepare the Catholic Church to enter into ecumenical dialogue. BISHOP PAUL F. LEIBOLD But we act for Christ. We are his hands, working, in the world; his feet, walking the streets of the cities of today; his heart, loving all men as our neighbors who live with us today. "The Church of the renewal is asking us... to worship as members of the Mystical Body, liturgically, consciously, articu- lately, publicly, socially .... It is not I alone who relates to Communists, Negroes, Democ- Catholic Charities USA begins process to update mission ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CNS) Among the concerns ex- -- Greater visibility in the new vision of Catholic Chan -- The three-year Vision 2000 process begun by Catholic Charities USA to shape its mission in the next century has already had one good effect lowering a member's unreal- istic expectati0ns . ..... "Many think (national office) resources are more extensive than actually is the case," ac- cording to a report in Charities USA, quarterly publication of the Alexandria-based organiza- tion. "One participant believed there were 300 staff people at the national office, instead of only 30." In the spring of 1993, the 14- member task force commis- sioned to carry out the renewal project began a yearlong series of listening sessions with vari- ous Catholic Charities con- stituencies -- agency directors, trustees, local board members, committees, national center staff, bishops, participants in regional and state meetings, and inactive and potential members. In addition, the task force plans to gather information through focus groups, ques- tionnaires and interviews at state meetings, committee meetings and other gatherings. "We plan to use a variety of means to stimulate members to envision a new, different and reinvigorated Catholic Charities USA," said Ed Orze- chowski, task force chairman and executive director of Catholic Charities of Washing- ton. "As this process moves on, it's not going to end with the listening," said Kathleen Don- nellan, task force member and director of Catholic Charities in Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind. "This is the first phase of a three-part process. The first phase is active listening. The dialogue is also a part of what we're about and what we're going to be doing." Memorial High Boosters Evansville m Sept. 14, 1966 "I am sure you are very con- pressed in the first months of public arena, ties USA," he added. "The pu the listening sessions were a During the second year, the pose is to renew our commi! need for: task force will work to build a ment to our mission of servio A stronger advocacy net- consensus vision from informa- advocacy and conveni work and flexibility to move tion gathered in the first year. through an intense consultl quickly on legislative issues. The third year will focus on re- tire process with members." : -- Greater cooperation with vising the plan and presenting Tlhe2sion 2000 process h, other church groups and it to the Catholic Charities g a imilar to the self-stud human service organizations. USA board for approval and o More parish involvement, implementation, that led to the Cadre Study, Greater inclusiveness of Jesuit Father Fred Kammer, 1972 document that defin( Catholic Charities USA presi- Catholic Charities USA's m people of color in the move- dent, called the Vision 2000 sion as not only a provider ment. Quicker access to infer- process "an exciting and chal- services, but as a catalyst lenging invitation to revisual- an advocate for poor people. mation that is important to ize ourselves for the 21st cen- Some 55,000 staff membe members, tury." and more than 150,000 vol A firm stance on Catholic "Members are the prism teers work with Catholic C Charities values, through which we will create a ities agencies nationwide. Catholic schools in San Jose hit the info superhighwa00 By LORETTA PEHANICH through the education depart- laserdisc player, an ink, Catholic News Service ment. printer, one CD-ROM player The computer advances have modem and compact discs I SAN JOSE, Calif. (CNS)  been possible not because of propriate for each grade leve As of September, every huge grants from private in- Catholic school in the Diocese dustry, but through hard work of San Jose not only will have and donated time from many a modem and access to the In- volunteers, according to offi- ternet, but also virtually every cials. teacher will have completed "They believe in the vision of phase one of training in using Catholic education and they computers in the classroom, are willing to get in and donate The diocesan Department of their energies to make this Education recently released a happen," Sister Power said. master plan on technology for The master plan for the the 34 Catholic schools, schools takes into account "The ultimate goal of this available technologies and the plan is to offer the best educa- merging of them  computers, tionaI opportunities for all stu- TVs, modems, and CD-ROM. It dents to reach their potential lists minimum standards for and to allow them to learn hardware the schools should with excitement, a sense of dis- have and suggests the com- eovery, and a sense of wonder," puter-to-student ratio match said Presentation Sister M. California's standard of one for Claude Power, school superin- every 19.8 students. tendent. Recommendations say each By the end of summer three school should have at least one elementary schools had com- pletely networked learning en- vironments, linking class- rooms, libraries, labs and offices. Two high schools were also networked and a third was on the way. Schools also are linked to one another Oppm Th, rollec erny, erat Siste are , fres class, niors Th( 8cho binec 472. o 272 ing 2 gart dent Bell i Cipal *I Studq Sevell the k 25 .st Fifty. Pre-k Preci, rolleC SChoc Coua , IVan earo] kind grad are i progl "These technologies have i meat tJ more power to give all students same opportunities to leE ( the power to bring the en van ::ldn : :;st::he ,a tdeblinnril: to unleash creativity and inde citement in all our studen! = says the mission statement Shep: the technology plan. Came "We're getting there with day, sion, dedication, and a lot Wort hard work," Sister Po' bUildi added. "We're out there on coate cutting edge." ciea ab.i ......  ttude Ed. L. Lee Df 21  hirt Mortuary 'iade 101 North Meridian Str are n: Washington, IN 254-31 J i ....... " FOR COMPLETE -217 E D.O.W-N-T-O-W.N 7CTF IICAL SER SCHNELLVILLE, aol 00'A,NST. 00.aSs00! 389-2418