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10 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Project Rachel Founder says abortion leads to other violence in life By MARK PATTISON Catholic News Service GRAZ, Austria (CNS) -- "Abortion predisposes societies to other forms of violence," said Victoria Thorn, founder of Pro- ject Rachel, in a panel discus- sion at the Catholic press world congress in Graz. "Perhaps no form of violence is more hidden and more perva- sive than the violence of abor- tion," Mrs. Thorn said Sept. 14. The theme of the congress, Catholic Union of the Press, was "Ethics of Peace in a World of Violence." Mrs. Thorn said that in preparation for her talk, she could find no secular source in the United States with a reli- able count on the number of abortions worldwide each year. A United Nations estimate put it at 40 million a year. An- other estimate she found set the figure at between 23 mil- lion and 53 million, Mrs. Thorn said. The large difference be- the difference "between legal abortion and illegal procured abortions," she added. "When we lose respect for unborn life, we erode respect for all life," Mrs. Thorn contin- ued. She urged journalists at the congress "not to view abor- tion as a value-neutral event (but to) speak the real truth of abortion as an evil." The media, according to Mrs. Thorn, "has portrayed the church as being angry and un- forgiving on the abortion issue," especially toward women who have had abortions. Instead, she said, "the church has always been a hospital for sinners and not, as some would say, a home for saints." Project Rachel is a post- abortion healing ministry for women founded in 1984 in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and has since been established in other U.S. dioceses. The Rachel ministry, Mrs. Thorn said, "points to the lie that abortion is a private matter between a woman clan." She urged delegates, who nations, to start programs in their During a questi swer session, "Of all the women have embarked ol journey, I know have had a second They might again but they abortion again. sponsored by the International tween those two numbers was ect seeks Message editor a mere- is working on his providing some women and their new born babies at the Evansville Christian Life Center. The 17.year old son of Judy and RonMills of Evansville has been active in souting since the first grade. He looks forward to earning-his Eagle as "kind of like being part of a group that has stuck through it all these years." Mills appreciates the sense of responsibility he has found in taking on the project, and he looks for "the joy of getting there" when it is accomplished. When his project is complete, Mills expects to advance from the rank of Life Scout to the rank of Eagle Scout. Mills has enlisted the help ; -efIativity Chtwch and of other scouts in Troop 312,,He:said- he would also welcome help from the community. MJlls wants to establish a system of providing a bag of basic necessities for every new baby at the Christian Life Center. Nativity Church has pledged $4,000 toward the ef- fort, and Mills said he hoped every parish in the area would make a pledge -- perhaps "one special collection a year," he suggests. The money would provide a starter supply of bottles, diapers, shampoo, crib toys, a crib blanket, and other basic necessities for a new baby -- along with the bag to carry the items. Mills estimates the purchases for one baby would run about $40. I HAUBSTADT ELECTRIC Licensed Bonded Insured Industrial, Commercial and Residential, P.O, Box 405 TONY NAZARIO Haubstadt, IN 47639 812.768-5207 1-800-766-2787 Ryan Mills, along with his brother, Jor. dan and Mike Simms, all members of Boy Scout Troop 312 at Nativity Church, Evansville, look over the items prepared  PeopJes Trust ,.-.,. .... Company SOUTH MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 191 LINTON, INDIANA 4744"1 . "Where customers send their friends" Open nightly til 9 p.m. 00l00hor & Son OLD US 231 SOUTH -- JASPER, IN -- 482-2222 Geo TOTOTA Did You Know: 1-800-937-USA1 OLDS CIERA is most trouble free car made in America J. D. Powers i ii i i i i Memorial football feeder league in second half of The following was submitted for publication by Thomas J. Jones, league president. The Memorial High School football feeder league entered the second half of its season, Sunday., Oct. 8. There was no score in regu- lation time for the contest be- tween St. Theresa/Holy Re- deemer and Christ the King/Holy Spirit. In overtime, on fourth and two, Brad Hay- den of St. Theresa/Holy Re- deemer ran around left end for the touchdown. Michael Eisner added the P.A.T. Likewise on fourth down, Christ the King/Holy Spirit's quarterback, Jarrod Harvey ran around right end for the score. How- ever, the P.A.T. fell short. St. Theresa/Holy Redeemer en- tered the win column with the 7-6 victory. In the second game Holy Rosary/Good Shepherd/St. John shut out St. Benedict/Holy Name 19-0. The first touchdown came in the first quarter when Kyle Leclere ran 66 yards. Andy Her- man added the P.A.T. The sec- ond touchdown came in the sec- ond quarter when ran 62 yards. The good. The third in the fourth Leclere running 59 the P.A.T. was no Play resumes on Oct. 15, with King/Holy Spirit Benedict/Holy Rosary/Good She Johnl taking Theresa/Holy In Flag Leagu Benedict defeated in game one. 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