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2 Catholic Continued from page 1 tion groups, recruiting and training school board mem- bers, and developing leaders at all levels. Leaders should have solid professional and spiritual qualities, one group insisted. Strong support was also given to the notion that "Gospel values as understood within the Roman Catholic: tradition are to permeate the Catholic school," and the! "faith formation" was the unifying process for adminis- trators, teachers, students, families and parishes. Sup- port was also shown tor "as- sisting parents in their role as primary educators" and for The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana "maintaining Catholic identi- ty and high academic stan: dards." In financially-related dis- cussions, the greatest show of support came for efforts to develop a way to finance schools which would not /i . eliminate poor famdms from being able to choose a Catholic school. "Fostering parental choice" was men- tioned as a priority. Very strong support was shown for continued school cooperation on a statewide basis. A show of hands at the end of the day appeared unanimous among the partic- ipants, in favor of a follow-up meeting at the state level. September 20, 1991 I Above, Phyllis Beshears, director of schools ior the Diocese of Evansville, stands behind two of the participants in a small group discussion during the Indiana Congress. They are Sister Marilyn Schroering, O.S.B., left, principal of Holy Family School, Jasper, and Shirley Clements, a teacher at St. Philip School, St. Philip. Below, Bishop John M. D'Arcy, Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger, Archbishop Edward T. O'Meara, Bishop Norbert F. Gaughan and Bishop William L. Higi meet between sessions. Botlom, Governor Bayh hears comments froa Bishop D'Arcy and Bishop Gettelfinger after the governor's remarks to the educators. - Message Photos By Paul R. Leingang Robert J. Kealey, Ed.D., meets with Phyllis Beshears after his keynote address. Kealey is executive director of the Depart- ment of Elementary Schools, National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, D.C. He spoke on "American Catholic Schools: Their History of Success and Commitment to the Future." The first portion of his address is published in this issue of the Message. ! Zte0000e/t Four Convenient Locations ZIEMER-SHEAkS EAST CHAPEL 800 S. HEBRON AV "Where customers send their friends!" | Open nightly til 9 p.m. h00r, S00ns, Inc. GeO G '' " ';/t,,.,((/,,, TOYOTA OLD US 231 SOUTH - JASPER, IN - 482-2222 1-800-937-USA1