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20, 1991 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana IJSCC urges legislation to support young farmers WASHINGTON (CNS) Calling family farms "good f(,r both constuners and the limd,&apos;, the head of a U.S. b s]lop subcomnfittee dealing a ith rural issues said he sup- Ported a measure that would earmark a majority of federal f na loans for young farmers. The chairman of the, U.S. Catholic Conference Sub('om- rnittee on Food. Agriculture ld Rural Concerns. Bishop dn ]. McRailh of Owens- r3, Ky., added that the [J.S. ts Ops' conlinulng SUl)l)orl ,r he family farmer ch)es not 10,W " romanlmlsm or nostal- a but realism" at)trot their vahm to the nation. The measure, HR 2401, the "Beginning Farmer and Rancher Credit Act of 1991." has been introduced by Rep. Timothy Penny, D-Minn., a member of the House Agri- culture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit and Rural Develol)ment. If enacted the bill would re- quire thal tile Farmer's Home Administration earmark a majority of its loans for young farmers. Such targeting would have no imllact on tilt,' agri(:ulture budgt,q. In a letter to the House, sub- cOlnlni|tee. Bishop Mt:Railh said that the "increasing age of family farmers and the de- cline in the numbers of young people entering farming con- stitute a fundamental threat to U.S. agriculture and there- fore to the world foot] sys- tem." The bishop also was sup- portive of the bill's sugges- tion that farmers who are re- tiring assist new farmers through mortgage financing, a practice which would "hel t ) maintain tile family farm as tim basis of tile U.S. farming syslenl and re, strain the ac:cel- eraling induslrializalion of [J.S. agri(:ulture." "Our consistent support of the family farm reflects not romanticism or nostalgia, but realism." wrote the bishop. "Family owner/operators are at least as efficient as corpo- rate farmers and conserve and regenerate the resource base." Quoting from Ihe U.S. bish- ops' 1986 pastoral on the U.S. economy and their 1989 statement on "Food Policy in a Hungry World." Bishop McRaith said church feels thal "farming should be pro- lecled as a valuallle form of work" and [J.S. agricultural policy should not (lis(:rilni- nal(; against poor t'armers. Son celebrates mom's 88th birthday with poem birthdays Father Robert Deig celebrate on July 28 at Washington Nursing When Catherine Schaefer turned 88 on July 28, her lqanaily gathered at Washington Nursing Center to honor er. Father Robert Deig and Msgr. William Lautner also attended She is a life-long member of St. Simon Church in 'snington and a "devout Catholic,': according to her i auRnter. Joan Nonte. "Our Catholic faith was the most important part of u lives," Nonte writes. Catherine and the late Paul ,, ttaefer raised six children who all attended St. irn0n s elementary school and graduated from Wash- 1 gton Catholic High School. "We have remained good  'atholics and four of the in-laws are converts." For the celebration, her oldest son, Paul Mack. I I EVANSVILLE SERVICE AND SHOPPING GUIDE PLUMBING SERVICE ZM/ EsmEm-at COMMEmAL ( (PREE ESTIMATES) RANT PLUMBING CO. 484 S. GOVERNOR AT CANAL . _ Ph. 424-2441 ooaldings Food Land 21 O0 Stringtown 1713 E. Morgan X/ 411 S Barker isit Our Complete lelicatessen --, 'rimeCuts of-Beef "vdn0000lle Wet Heat & Piping Co. Inc. New & Used Boilers, Furnaces Repair & Replacement 421ff)991 800 E. Oregon Carpet Cleaning ERVICE MASTER For Free Estimates ,,, Call 428-0900 Sales & Service TV & 2-Way FM 1916 W. FRANKLIN STREET PHON E (812)423-7649 Herman Goebel Motor Co. NEW OR USED CARS Where the best deals are made Trade up or down Bank Financing 2001 W. Delaware 423-7759 M&S Fire & Safety Equip. Co. Inc. 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I hope we all have made you proud God knows how hard we've tried! So. Morn. that's your gift: the Pride and this besides: Five lives on Earth and one in Heaven You gave them to us and now we offer Them back to you with our love forever!! I I I Subscribe to the Message Why Pre-Need Planning in a Catholic Cemetery? Because it makes sense! Not only does it bring peace of mind and financial protection, but it also lessens the hardship on loved ones at the nme of death. For information on the many advantages of pre-need planning, please call (812) 423-6032 today. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CEMETERY & CHAPEL MAUSOLEUM 2500 Mesker Park Drive Evansville, IN 47720 11 Killing proves impact The fact that guerrillas are targeting priests in Peru is a sign that the church's preaching and social work are having an effect among the people, said Bishop Luis Bambaren Gastelumendi of Chimbote, Peru. He was in Rome, where he had brought the body of an Ital- ian missionary killed by Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrillas in late Au- gust. Three priests were killed in the Chimbote Dio- cese in August. Praise for peace effort Pope John Paul II praised Guatemalan church efforts to mediate a peace accord between tile government and guerrillas. "The Catholic Church is lending its decisive support to the National Reconciliation Commission," 'the pope told Carlos Urrutia Aparicio, 64, Guatemala's new ambas- sador to the Vatican. Atrocities a 'thorn' At a landmark meeting of top German Catholic and U.S. Jewish leaders Sept 11, the head of the German bishops' conference said that his people "cannot allow ourselves to cast off the burden" of the World War II murder of millions of Jews. atrocities under itler ' remain a thorn em- bedded in the soul of our people," said Bisho: Lehmann of Mainz a 27-member delegation of German church officials and scholars visiting the United States Sept. 8-18. Athletes fight p0rn Athletes against porn will highlight Morality in Media's fourth annual White Ribbon Against Pornographv Campaign dur- ing national Pornography Awareness Week Oct. 27- Nov. 3. Billboard ads will proclaim, "Real Men Don't Use Porn." Among athletes backing the national cam< paign are Charles Mann, de- fensive end for the Washing- ton Redskins; Dave Dravecky, former pitcher for San Francisco Giants, who recently had his arm ampu- tated; Storm Davis, Kansas City Royals pitcher; Bobby Bell Jr., retired star of the N,Y. Jets and Chicago Bears; and Jeff Tupper, retired star of Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals and Denver Broncos, Alamo acquitted Tony Alamo, best known in Catholic circles for his widely distributed anti- Catholic pamphlets, was found not guilty Sept. 12 of threatening a federal judge in Arkansas. Alamo re- mained in jail, however, pending extradition to Cali- fornia to face child abuse charges there. He had been accnsed of threatening U,S. District Judge Morris Arnold who pro'sided al the 1985 trial which led to the loss of his tax-exemp! status. ......