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October 8, 1993 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 11 Remember these faithful departed in your prayers Elenora F. Birchler, 75, Sept. 4. Sept. 29. diana, Sept. 13. St. Theresa, Evansville, Sept. 16. Timothy Bohnert, St. Joseph, Jasper, Sept. 22. Thomas Cassady, 85, St. Mary, Washington, Sept. 10. Hermine Clark, 76, St. Theresa, Evansville, Sept. 17. Edward T. Davis, 71, St. Theresa, Evansville, July 16. Andrew Day, 80, St. Mary, Washington, Sept. 6. Alice Sue Eagan, 71, St. Theresa, Evansville, Sept. 9. Victor R. Exkstein, 80, St. Joseph, Jasper, Sept. 4. cJne C. Edmonds, 85, Old aedral, Vincennes, Sept. 14. PhDrthy Fischer, 70, St 1lip, Mount Vernon, Septl John C .Gelding, .617e, Christ the King, Evansvd ' Virginia Sue Gutgsell, 82, St. Joseph, Jasper, Sept. 6. Alfred L. Hartwiek, 59, St. Peter, Celestine, Sept. 13. Philip Michael Hurst, NB, St. Ferdinand, Ferdinand, Sept. 6. Bronislaw Kijonka, 69, St. Joseph, Evansville, Sept. 9.' Emilia M. Marsh, 88, Old Cathedral, Vincennes, Sept. 8. Scott McCoy, 29, St. Theresa, Evansville, Sept. 8. Catherine H. Moore, 81, Sacred Heart, Evansville, Sept. 10. Agnes A. Reinders, 80, Christ the King, Evansville, Peggy Reis, 41, Sacred Heart, Evansville, Sept. 30. Otilla D. "Tillie" Roden- berg, 84, St. Boniface, Evans- ville, Sept. 15. Lends Rudolph, 80, St. Mary, Ireland, Sept. 18. Doug Ruttinger, 27, St. Theresa, Evansville, Sept. 12. Verna L. Salmon, 84, St. Mary, Shoals, Sept. 6. Sylvester J. Schmitt, 78, Holy Family, Jasper, Sept. 25. Antoinette Marie Schwinghamer, 38, St. Joseph, Jasper, Sept. 16. Sister Mary Shaughnessy, 93, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, In- Genevieve Steffe, 80, St. Joseph, Jasper, Sept. 5. Leo J. Weaver, 91, Holy Spirit, Evansville, Sept. 14. Eleanor (Stemle) Wechter, 86, St. Joseph, Jasper, Sept. 20. Albert Werno, 81, St. John, Loogootee, Sept. 4. Ray Wessel, 85, St. Ferdi- nand, Ferdinand, Sept. 13. Howard C. Wire, 80, St. Theresa, Evansville, August 30. These obituary notices were submitted from parishes throughout the diocese. Court lets rulings stand on religion clubs, rescue injunction By PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service court let stand a 9th U.S. Cir- cuit Court of Appeals ruling saying Washington's constitu- tion may not preempt a 1990 Supreme Court ruling allowing religion clubs equal access to school facilities. The case had been bouncing among state and federal courts since 1984, when students at Lindbergh High School in Ren- ton, Wash., asked for permis- sion to have a religion club to meet on campus as an officially recognized and formally autho- r.ized group. A 1990 Supreme Court rul- ing in a similar case from Ne- braska said schools must allow religion clubs on campus ac- -cording to the same standards applied to other student .groups. But the Renton school district argued that the Wash- ington constitution set a higher standard for separating religious activities from public schools and pushed for a ruling giving the state the last word. Last March, the 9th Circuit ruled against the district, say- ing the federal Equal Access Act, as upheld in the 1990 Ne- braska case, supersedes the state constitution. "If the (federal law) did not preempt state law, then states could freely opt out of its re- quirements," the appealscourt said. "Congress did not intend to permit the states to thwart its objectives by outlawing speech based on its religious WASHINGTON (CNS) -- By refusing to hear two cases, the Supreme Court let stand a rul- ing saying religion clubs may meet at Washington state pub- lic schools and allowed a Con- necticut case against Opera- tion Rescue to continue. In orders issued Oct. 4, the first day of" the new term, the EARN WHILE YOU LEARN Assemble product. Home Area. Must be honest, dependable. 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In 1989 the district court granted an injunction against Operation Rescue under the 1871 law, which was created to control activities of the Ku Klux Klan that interfered with interstate travel to exercise civil rights. After the Supreme Court ruled this January in a case from Virginia that the Klan Act was not applicable to abor- tion clinic blockades, the ap- peals court sent the Connecti- cut case back to the lower court. The circuit court in- structed the district court to reconsider the injunction in light of the Virginia ruling and possibly find the application of the Klan Act valid. The 12 Operation Rescue demonstrators included in the injunction appealed, saying the circuit court's order was an at- tempt to evade the Supreme Court's January ruling "by leaving the door to the federal courthouse wide open to con- tinued litigation by opponents of Operation Rescue sit-in protests." In rejecting the appeal by Operation Rescue, the Supreme Coart did not comment. Vocations effort: A need to be asked Vocation Awareness Week is schedueld Oct. 10 -- 16, wrote Father David Fleck in a letter to priests, pastoral life coordi- nators, principals and DREs in the Diocese of Ewnsville. Fa- ther Fleck, pastor of St. Philip Church, St. Philip, is Vocation Team Leader for the diocese. "We need to challenge gifted individuals" to consider a voca- tion to priesthood or religious life, wrote Father Fleck. He noted that some persons have thought about the possibility of a vocation, but were never in- vited to consider it. He also encouraged prayer during the week and through- out the year. iIiIng i : A Russi Catholic otrl I lamented the failu of Rs I ian to I pret he bl0dy Mw i battles between foilowers of President Boris Yeltsin and I i supporters of dissident legis, !lators barricaded:in the Russian parliament build' ing: Mediati0n effos might have had better success if publicity, said Dominican Father Alexander Khmelnit, sky, director of the informa: tion center of the apostolic administration for European Russia: : ..... Priest 'quiltv! James A, Porter, a former! Catholic priest, pleaded ! guilty Oct. 4 to molesting = more than 30 children in the: early 1960s in three differ': ent Massachusetts parishes. In Superior Court in New Bedford, he pleaded guilty to more than 40 counts of sodomy, indecent "assault and child molestation, He is due to be sentenced Dec. 61 Porter's case has been called the worst ever of pedophilia by a member of the clergy in the United States: Priest sentenced A German Catholic priest -- whom the court did not -'--has r Leaders unite President A1 Gore ! joined :the leade of mior. ! Christian and: Jesh :orgai nizations Oct, 4 as they| launched the National Reli' ! gious Partnership for the l Environment, Partners in the new campaign are the U.S. Catholic Conference,: the National Council of Churches, the :Consultation on Environment Jewish Life and the Evgeli Em vironmental Netw 0rk. Essays,sought Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops' overseas development and relie agency, has launched ana tional essay contest for hi. school student& The winner -- thcee students and their sponsoring teachers  will travel next year to Gamhia in West Africa to observe CRS development program in that count, Students Sing informa- ti0n or entry fos should conct th