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September 25, 1987 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 19 Flowers for the pontiff Pope John Paul H receives flowers on his arrival in New Orleans from Angelica Kokscka who was dressed in a Polish costume for the airport arrival. Her father, John, is at right. --Photo by Associated Press Print your ad on this form. One word, symbol, or abbreviation per blank. Phone number counts as one word. Clip and mail to our office with payment. No Phone orders; No billing. Copy deadline is nine days preceding the Friday date of issue (a Wednesday) ,1( )1 kl'()1%11()() ' 20 3.00 21 3.15 22 3.30 23 3.45 24 3.60 25 3.75 26 3.90 27 4.05 28 4.20 29 4.35 30 4.50 31 4.65 32 4.80 33 4.95 34 5.10 35 5.25 4" 36 5.40 37 5.55 38 5.70 39 5.85 40 6.00 41 6.15 42 6.30 43 6.45 44 6.50 45 6.75 46 6.90 47 7.05 48 7.20 49 7.35 50 7.50 Cost of your ad is the dollar amount that appears below the final word ($3.00 minimum) NO PHONE ORDERS--NO BILLING The Message Classifieds 4200 N. Kentucky Ave. P.O. Box 4169 Evansville, IN 47711 (812) 424-5536 Pope showing bishops how to be pastoral By AGOSTINO BONO NC News Service LOS ANGELES (NC) -- Dur- ing his U.S. visit, Pope John Paul II showed the U.S. bishops how to be pastoral, said a member of the bishops' papal visit team. "I would like to think that bishops would be inspired by the pope's example of pastoral energy in visiting, various groups of people, wearing himself out over 10 days," said N0rbertine Father Alfred McBride, who developed prayers, study outlines, discus- sion and other catechetical materials to help U.S. Catholics prepare for the visit. Father McBride is also presi- dent of the University of Albu- querque, N.M. The pope is telling the bishops that they "are in charge here" and he should not have to "spell it out for them," said the priest. He also criticized what he called a worldwide "silence in the teaching office," apart from the papacy, in the face of doctrinal dissent. Father McBride said it is the church's duty to persuade Catholics away from dissent. The pope, during the Sept. 10-19 trip, visited with a wide range of U.S. Catholics, in- cluding Native Americans, entertainers, AIDS victims and hospital workers as well as church leaders. In Los Angeles, he told the U.S. bishops that it is a "grave error" to believe a person can be a good Catholic while rejecting basic church teachings. "We tend to focus on the pope. But he is making it clear that the bishops are just as much a part of the teaching of- rice as he is," said Father McBride. The pope says that the church's teaching authority is a collegial function involving himself and the bishops, he added, and that the world needs "pastoral bishops." BISHOPS HAVE THE respon- ,\\;l;l )M(iBII 1971 FORD MAVERICK. $300. Must see to believe. Call 985-3375 and leave message. Ilil %1  )1, %..\\;1 I GOVERNMENT HOMES from $1.00 (U Repair) Delinquent tax property. Repossessions. Call 805-687-6000 Ext. GH-7984 for currant repo list. ORGANIST NEEDED IMMEDIATE- LY. St. Matthew Perish, Mt. Vernon, IN. Every Sunday at 10:00 Mass, occa- sional practice on Wednesday even- ings. For the 87 school year. Salary negotiable. Contact Frank Liberti, 838-5343 evenings or 8 to 5 838-7495. sibility to teach church doctrine in an individualistic culture, said the priest. Father McBride said that greater teaching efforts by bishops would help overcome the view of some that the church is authoritarian. Church teaching "seems authoritarian when heard from 3,000 miles away because the local bishops didn't say anything," said Father McBride. He said that a failure to clear- ly proclaim church doctrine at the local level has contributed to the dissent which worries the pope. Father McBride was inter- viewed after Pope John Paul's Sept. 16 meeting with the U.S. bishops. In his comments to the bishops the pope. also said dis- sent is an obstacle to receiving the sacraments. "For the last 20 years the silence of the teaching office, except for the pope himself, around the world has given the impression that silence gave consent," said Father McBride. "If no one was saying anything, neither pastors nor bishops, and the only words you heard were from dissenting theological teachers, then it was only natural that the pastoral people thought it (a church teaching} had chang- ed," he added. Father McBride cited homosexuality as an example. "It was a growing opinion that the orientation is okay but the action is bad. So then nobody says anything," he said. But the pope's stand is not meant to put a damper on free intellectual inquiry by theologians, Father McBride added, "He is saying you can research the possibility of development in church teachings, but please do not use public dissent," the priest said. The message is to avoid presenting the latest research "as a pastoral truth or applica- tion that should be followed," he added. Regarding Catholics who habitually dissent in practice from church teachings, such as birth control, in good cons- cience, Father McBride said the church cannot bar them from the Eucharist if they do not con- fess their actions. But "it's our duty as church to change that conscience," he added. SPOT SHOOT, ST. MARK CHURCH HWY. 145 6 miles North of Tell City. Sept. 27, 1987. Beef, Pork, Ham and Turkey. Food, Country Store, Quilts. 11:00 A.M. Closed Match 3:00 P.M. Comet The MessageClassifieds Deadline: Niae days preceding the Friday date of issue (a Wednesday}. Rates: 15 per word, symbol, or abbreviation. No minimum number of words needed. Novenas: Cost of publication for Novenas is $15.00. Please include your initials. Payment: All ads must be paid for when placed by mail. NO ADS WILL BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE; NO BILLS WILL BE SENT. Rejections: Ads that are illegible, lacking proper payment, or that fail to meet the advertising standards of the Message will not be published.