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September 13, 1991 The Message D for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 13 0000bstinence Workshop on sextiality scheduled for Nov. 21 at Catholic Center PATRICIA MILLER "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1900; ..... Miller & Miller 424-9274 -.,w Built in 1825 for Noon Day Stage Coach Stop & Trading Post OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED AS THE OLDEST RESTAURANT IN INDIANA 12 MILES NORTH OF EVANSVILLE 1 MILE EAST OF US 41 ON OLD STATE ROAD d i /] 1 EARLY STAGE COACH STOP OLDEST ORIGINAL LOG INN Dine in the Original Log Room that Abraham Lincoln was in - in November 1844 DINNERS SERVED by Ale Carte Menu or FAMILY STYLE for 4 or More Draught Beer- Wine - Cocktails DINING ROOM SEATING 500 Serving Dinner from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday E Closed Sunday and Monday vansville Telephone 867-3216 "AI)stinenc:e. Can you teach it?" If you have ever asked that question, a workshop in November should provide an answer, at:cording to Sister Mary Emma Jochum, O.S.B., dioc:esan direc:tor cd religious educ:ation. Patricia Miller will present the workshop at the Catholic Center, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Miller is a Catholic educa- tor with 30 years experience. She is the author and presen- ter of the video and print se- ries, "In God's Image: Male anti Femalc." She is also the author of "Parcmt to Parent," a tmok for parents on talking with' their child about sexuality. Miller's biography cle- sc:ribes her as a wife of 25 years and lhe mother of three ycmng adults. She has a t)ach- elor's degree in psychology anti a master's in counseling. She is (:urrently enrolled in a doctoral program in curricu- lum development at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Me. Miller is a frequent spe, aker at parishes, schools and fami- ly life, conferelmc, s. The, workshol will be, an opportunily for religious edu- c:alors to examine their atti- tudes and feelings loward leaching abstinence, acc:ord- ing to Sister Jochum. It will also enable them to under- stand sexuality from a life- long approach, experience ideas and activities for h.ach - ing abstinence, and get in touch with issues fac:ing teens regarding sexuality. Catholic University creates planning tool for diocese WASHINGTON (CNS) -- other key demographic 'diocese, where it can be a By combining five decades of changes, in each U.S. county "valuable tool" for planning U.S. Catholic and government census data, The Catholic University of America is orga- nizing a computer profile of the Catholic population and institutions in every county in the United States. The database is being de- veloped as a historical re- search tool for scholars and as a present and future plan- ning tool for dioceses. When finished, it is to give a breakdown of growth or de- cline in Catholic institutions and populations, along with Panelists Continued from page 3 was sponsored by the Nation- al Pastoral Life Center and broadcast live by the Catholic Telecommunications Net- work of America to its affili- ates. Dionne and Brian Healy, senior producer for CBS News in Washington who also is Catholic, said while there is anti- Catholicism in the media, it's not generally intentional or a matter of pol- icy, so much as individual bi- since 1940. Boundaries between dioce- ses are established by county lines in the United States, and county lines are general- ly used as a basis for forming deaneries or other regional divisions within dioceses. James Youniss, one of three Catholic University re- searchers coordinating the database project, said the re- searchers will provide a de- mographic profile free to each ases creeping into someone's work. Many reporters have a problem with covering reli- gion in general because they're uncomfortable with it, Healy said. Also, the church is depict- ed differently depending upon the topic. "The church's image in America is determined by the current 'hot' issues," Healy said. Currently, the church's stance on reproductive issues such as abortion and use of COMPLETE INSURACE SERVICE Autol Homel Fire & I.ifel Your Personal Service Agent James L. Will Ins. Agency Inc. 1925 W. Franklin Street 425-3187 Low, Fixed Rates For Term Life Insurance Guaranteed For Ten Years Theae low premluma will remain level for 10 yeara. $100,000 Face Amount Male Female Age Nonsmoker Smoker 'Nonsmoker Smoker 30 $161 $ 252 $120 $184 40 295 406 168 340 50 390 820 266 567 60 790 1,606 459 965 Cost per $1,(D0 de=reases at higher levels of protection For additional information clip and return the coupon below. [ ] J AOSress I THE ARTHEL AGENCY 101 Court Suite 211 Evansville, IN 47708 CALL: 423-7716 or 1-800-879-5506 and development." At the same time, he said, it will help historians and other scholars at the universi- ty studying Catholicism in the United States. One of the weaknesses in research on the U.S. church, he said, has been lack of good "quantita- tive data." The Lilly Endowment, a leading supporter of research on U.S. religious life, has funded the two-year project with a $190,000 grant. artificial birth control over- whelms its image on other topics, he said. But attempting to have the church's position represented fairly isn't always easy, par- ticularly on issues related to abortion, said Mercy Sister Joy Clough, director of public information for the Archdio- cese of Chicago, and Father Kenneth J. Doyle, director of media relations for the U.S. Catholic Conference. "It's like swimming up- stream," according to Father Doyle. As a result of the wide cir- culation of a 1990 series by Los Angeles Times reporter David Shaw that said media bias in favor of legalized abortion has affected report- ing, news organizations are becoming more conscientious about their coverage of the issue, Healy and Dionne said. Nevertheless, lhat bias still appears, Father Doyle saicl, referring to a CBS radio re- port on the Ope, ratiol Rescue protests in Wichila, Kan., whicla used the phrase, "so- called pro-lifers" but did not attach tim tern] "so-:alled" it) the word "pro-ch(,ice." Fa- ther Doyle said tim :omplainl was brought to the alte, ntion of CBS editors. Another problem for the way church positions are t)layed comes fr(m who re, p- resents those views to the public, the pane, l members agreed. Too often the, people ",ArlI() are nst;d ds ,;!ti;.(.Slll(,ll for the church's vit,,,\\;, partic:- ularly on aborli,J, c:ome across as fanatics, while spokesinen for the other side are more calm and seem nlo!'e reasoned, they said.