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I I I III I I n I II nl 00lV[ E S S  1'/- The Message --for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana p , , orian chant will be featured ring 'ChantPlus' program at Church October 30 By PAUL It. LEINGANG, Message editor Gregorian chant, enjoying a revival on the music charts, may help revive some inter- St. Anthony Church. A Sunday afternoon program entitled "Chant- i been planned for the church at First Avenue and Columbia Street, on Oct. 30, as "an entertaining, inspirational and educational experience of art, music the St. Meinrad scholar, noted organist Mark X. Hatfield, and historic architectural splendor of old St. Anthony Church." r O'Daniel, a member of the planning committee, said the audience will be informative vignettes about the music as well as the art and the architec- stained glass windows in the church were designed and prepared by the Zettler, at the Royal Bavarian Art Institute for Stained Glass in Mu- Stations of the Cross are hand-carved South Tyrolean statues from of church music will begin with ancient Gregorian Chant, and progress contemporary international vocal and instrumental musical styles. Davidson, pastor of the parish, said the afternoon program should be of people interested in the arts and in historic preservation. Admission for ',Plus" will be free, but seating will be limited and tickets will be required. the performance will also be ableto see the progress of a esti- dollar preservation effort at the church. first of seven steps has been completed, with new slate roofing for the church for the steeples. Step two is underway now, according to Father painting the trim and performing some minor masonry repair. interior painting and restoration, a new sound system and new will be installed, beth for the comfort of the people and to help artwork. The rose window, seen in a view of St. Anthony . Church from acroiB First Avenue, is one of the - priceless stained glass windows to be seen during a program of music, art and architecture known as "ChantPlus," Oct. 30. "TCatholic leaders welcome Haiti agreement on Aristide return i[ By PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service I WASHINGTON (CNS he chairraa )-- ps' Com_..n of the U.S. bish- . m.lttee on Interna- Oaal Policy welcomed the , *o clearmg the way for |he return to offic "ltSted-r "" e of the L e P esment, Father Jea :!t :rtrand Aristide. n- ]o:ae:ld. eat Clinton is to be :lXtra nded for walking the  mile by Comm" - 71 ase IIU-  msioning " |Vert t t"'aur negotiations to aid 1ll e Saedding of blood," :irWiic hop Daniel p. Reilly of it h, Conn., in a Set 19 !1" raent. P t,.,,,,+ t+,e i +:::+ Pa t Snow respect on :,+ tara +" uity and the United ,atesr; .or the international +e Ha '. or the SOVereignty of +il.Outla! fan People." i(!lote a ." mr Haiti quickly ,iaou ", mglls of relief over the ppu:Cementd of the tr--- !ii "ect set,, "." c =ement me ot by form .... g 1- [lray Car- " rresment risti er to return + ,] le to office . Father Plht:d :g3 cement, which :o: P anne ,U.S. inva- n, Calls fo- d llers to Ste; Haiti s military :; down by Oct. 15 to clear the way for Father Aristide's return. Bishop Reilly said reconcilia- tion within Haiti is still re- quired. He urged all sides to agree on returning democracy, observing constitutional limits, respecting human rights and ensuring justice for the poor. "The dignity of the Haitian people will be best served by a national consensus that will strengthen democratic govern- ment and the cause of justice for all of Haiti's people," he continued. "The only sure path to democracy in Haiti lies along the way of mutual re- spect, sincere dialogue and rec- onciliation." In the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Archbishop John R. Roach said his fears for Haiti's poor were allayed by the last- minute agreement. "That was the grace of God," Archbishop Roach said. Like Bishop Reilly and other U.S. bishops, the archbishop said he feared an invasion to oust Haiti's de facto rulers would have failed to meet the church's criteria that a just war involve actions propor- tional to the good to be achieved. "The poor were defenseless," he said. "I was fearful of a massive civilian loss of life and I didn't feel there was a pro- portional benefit." Church groups who have watched the country's turmoil from the United States had several items on their agenda in the wake of the agreement, including: -- Resolving conflicts within Haiti's Catholic Church. -- Improving the situation of the thousands of Haitians being held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. -- Bringing international ob- servers to Haiti to monitor the process. Catholic Relief Services was preparing to double the num- ber of people it serves with food and basic household ne- cessities. The overseas relief and de- velopment agency of the U.S. Catholic Church was doubling its budget for aid to Haiti to $14 million, which will provide supplies for up to 400,000 peo- ple a day, said CRS spokes- woman Kasey Vannett. Those plans were in the works before U.S. troops were dispatched to Haiti and the agency was awaiting word of how its work would be affected by the shiR- ing military and political situa- tion there. At the Washington Office on Haiti, plans were being laid well before the Sept. 18 agree- ment. Mercy Sister Mary Healy, director, said volunteers were being recruited to go to Haiti as civil rights monitors as soon as travel is permitted. Sister Healy said sending people likely to attract high visibility would be particularly important in order to bring back "credible statements about conditions." Her office also was continu- ing to press for temporary pro- tected status for Haitians who fled their country and are being held at Guantanamo. Under temporary protected status, Haitians would be able to live and work in the United States until conditions in their homeland stabilize enough for them to return safely. She also was asking the United States to uncondition- ally support Father Aristide's democratically elected govern- ment; to cut all U.S. ties to the Haitian military; and "for the United States to be honest and fair in future dealings with Haiti, particularly in allocation of aid." ?We need to move forward in supporting the sovereignty of the Haitian people and their freedom to determine their own future," said Sister Healy. Food for the Poor, a Florida- based relief agency, launched a campaign to raise $3 million to See CATHOLIC page 2