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27, 1991 Tle Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Cardinal Glemp's U.S. visit draws crowds, controversy By JERRY FILTEAU Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- CrOwds and controversy sur- rOUnded the opening days of r 18-day, 14-city U.S. visit Y Cardinal Jozef Glemp of arsaw, primate of Potand. The 61-year-old cardinal Was catching up on a tour of U.8. Polish Catholic commu- nities originally scheduled in September 1989. He was forced to postpone that trip because of high tensions over a Carmelite convent at the Auschwitz death camp and over statements the cardinal made the month before which were widely regarded as anti- Semitic• Cardinal Glemp confronted the Catholic-Jewish centre- St. John, Newburgh, gets free cable programming h Century Cable Television as announced that it is offer- Commercial-free educa- lorl cable programming free °t.charge to schools in the CAble company's service area. St. John School in New- burgh has been receiving r°vaplimentary cable service ova the company since 985. C St. John School is the only atholic school in the service Area; it is one of seven ele- ieatary, junior and senior lg h schools receiving free Able service from Century 'able Television• Cable in the Classroom pro- gramming includes teacher support materials such as curriculum guides, reading lists and discussion ques- tions. Teachers may use as much or as little -- or none -- of the programming as they choose. Among the programs available are the of- ferings of the Discovery Channel and Arts and Enter- tainment. In Evansville and Vender- burgh County, all schools re- ceive free cable service from United Artists Cable. Video conference focuses on 'marginal' Catholics How should the church re- children. sO°nd to "marginal" Ct.holics? That's the issue .der discussion at the next ecortference of the National storal Life Center. ce s Surrounding Catholics lo are not involved in the craraental life of the tUrch, but who approach e church to celebrate their "l"tarriage or to bap'hze their" The program will begin with a studio discussion of the issue. The second part of the program will be interac- tive, as interested persons from around the country call in their questions and com- ments. The videoconference is scheduled at the Catholic Center, Oct. 3, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. CDT. "nOBODY-Treats You Any Better Than We Do After The Sale- NOBODY!" 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But the Jewish leaders who met with the cardinal called their hourlong session the be- ginning of a new relationship between Jews and Polish Catholics. In a statement to the group, which afterwards was made public, Cardinal Glemp said he sincerely regretted earlier statements that "caused pain to the Jewish community." He said he had learned "through dialogue" that his comments "were in many as- pects based on mistaken in- formation," and he recog- nized that they were "seen as fostering stereotypes of Jews and Judaism." At a press conference Car- dinal Glemp said he plans to leave behind the "attitudes and "negative stereotypes of the past and go forward." In a joint statement the Jewish participants called the meeting "a forthright, open and, we believe, constructive conversation." They said that in addition to acknowledging mistakes and expressing regret for them, Cardinal Glemp "ac- knowledged the need to en- L. Lee Mortuary 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN 254-3612 Thank you St. Jude, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Blessed Moth- er and St. Joseph for favors granted• L.J. gage in serious joint studies that would prevent the repeti- tion of stereotypes and in- crease positive understanding of Jews and Judaism." Cardinal Glemp began his series of visits to Polish- American communities Sept. 21 in the Diocese of Brook- lyn, N.Y., with a Mass at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neigh- borhood• Hundreds of members of St. Stanislaus and neighbor- ing parishes packed the church. Those who could not get in waited outside and greeted his arrival with thun- derous applause. In his homily, delivered in Polish, the cardinal stressed that Poland's new freedom must have a foundation in morality, said Nadia Gryziec, a member of the parish dele- gation welcoming the cardi- nal. "He said that if the peo- ple can't improve the level of morality in Poland, then they can't be a good nation." Police had established tight security around the church because of previous warnings from Jewish groups that they planned to protest the cardi- nal's visit, but there were no demonstrations. Cardinal Glemp joined Pol- ish Catholics from across Connecticut for a Mass of thanksgiving Sept. 22 in Hart- ford celebrating the 100th an- niversary of the founding of the first Polish parish in Con- necticut, St. Stanislaus in Meriden. At St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York the same day Car- dinal John J. O'Connor com- mented before his homily that Cardinal Glemp was to visit New York Oct. 6-7, at the end of his U.S. visit, and to meet again with Jewish leaders there. Other scheduled stops on his tour included Boston; Al- bany, N.Y.; Pittsburgh; Cleve- land; Gary, Ind.; Chicago; Scranton, Pa.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Philadelphia; and Metuchen and Newark in New Jersey. :::i :: ?:  &  :::,. :'    . :!! • ,: . . • .,. ,  :.:. j   ':-':::'::  ':' :::::':" '!i' ::i:::%:. 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