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g S SAGE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE b Memorial girls', oys' soccer teams win state championships SEAN MCLAUGHLIN MVP DEFENSE JEREMY MATTHEWS MVP OFFENSE KATE DAVIS MVP OFFENSE By PAUL LEINGANG Message Editor Indiana High School Soccer Associa- tion championships were won by both boys' and girls'teams at Memorial High School, Evansville, Oct. 28. Defeating the Carmel Greyhounds, the Memorial Tigers won their second straight state title -- their eighth in the Past 11 years. The Memorial Lady Tigers defeated the South Bend Clay Colonials to win their second state title. They also won in 1987. Both games were won on penalty kicks. The boys' game with Carmel was Scoreless through regulation play, four Periods of overtime and one series of Penalty kicks. The win came in a SUdden-death penalty kick series; followin successful attem tsb Nick  P Y ' tewart of Carmel and Mark Schlachter of Memorial, Carmel's Mike Graham missed his shot and Tiger forward Todd Massier made his good. Memorial senior sweeper and team captain Sean McLaughlin was named the tournament's defensive Most Valuable Player; junior forward Jeremy Matthews was named offensive MVP. The girls' game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation play and four over- time periods. The Lady Tigers' goalkeeper Kerry Fifer made two saves during the round of penalty kicks; suc- cessful shots were made by Lesley Wallander, Amy Cannon, Peighton Stevens and Amy Schlachter for, Memorial. Kate Davis, who had tied the game for Memorial late in the second half of regulation play, was named the tourna- ment's offensive MVP. The double victory is "un- precedented, as far as we know," com- mented Gerry Adams, principal at Memorial High School. VOLUME20 NUMBER10 NOVEMBER3,1989 A sign of mourning. Ann Kreilein of Good Shepherd Church, Evansville, ties a black ribbon on the arm of John Geerling of St. Benedict Church, Evansville. The black arm bands signified mourning for the Right to Life groups gathered downtown Saturday morning, Oct. 28. Adults and children walked from downtown to the Four Freedoms monument to protest abortion. -- Message Photo by Michelle Glrten Bishops' fall agenda in:redes abortion, AIDS our conviction that all human life is sacred whether born or unborn." Other key action items on the agenda of the four-day meeting include votes 0n: -- A statement urging the restoration of Christian sexual morality and an end to drug abuse as the only real solutions to the AIDS epidemic in the United States. -- A policy statement on the Middle East which supports both the security of Israel and sovereignty for the Palesti- nian people and which urges a more ac- tive role by the United States in restor- ing peace and sovereignty in Lebanon. contract to air U.S. Catholic Conference programming which the bishops entered into in 1988 with Mother Angelica's Eternal Word Television Network -- a contract under which EWTN has rejected about two-thirds of the USCC programs submitted to it. -- A plan to subsidize their own Catholic Telecommunications Network of America through their Catholic Com- munication Campaign fund to the tune from 1991 through 1995. The bishops will also be asked to ap- prove guidelines for priests' retreats, issue a brief resolution calling for con- tinued work to implement their 1986 pastoral letter on economic justice, decide whether to write a pastoral letter on stewardship, and approve plans for their June 1990 special retreat-style assembly.. On the structure and financing of of an estimated $4.2 million in the years . See BISHOPS'pase 12 the ins Perpetual adoration Daily vigil flourishes in Jasper, on page 2. Sisters of Providence -- Nuns proudly celebrate 150 years of service, on page 3. Concert at St. Meinrad -- Live concert, awards and EWTN, see Entertainment, on page 8. Help! -- Outpatient counseling to be offered at St. Mary's, on page 10. - By JERRY FILTEAU Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS} -- In the midst of the new national controversy over Caanging abortion laws, the U.S. Catholic bishops will vote on a resolu- tion on abortion and public policy at ,, their fall general meeting Nov. 6-9. The. abortion resolution is one of 18' action items facing the nation's .V0-plus bishops. Others include major " 'stments on AIDS, on the Middle ,r.stion black Catholics and on rural ate, proposed liturgical norms for Sun- ay worship without a priest, and deci- tuns on the bishops' future role in na- tonal Catholic television activities. The bishops also will elect a new president and vice president of their !.win.national organizations, the Na- l Conference of Catholic Bishops cl U.S. Catholic Conference. th The meeting, to be held in Baltimore e.Syear to mark the bicentennial of the tttiilshment of the U.S. hierarchy. : ,.nop Gerald A. Gettelfingar will at- e:l the conference, his first fall [neral session as Bishop qf 'Wensville.} , .. " on r: e_ Proposed abortion resoluti , Life Actwltms, .. oun aSreme Court decmlon in a Miss " eion law case has revived the U.S. ,, eoate over abortion laws, making it tPrtant for the bishops "to reaffirm -- A response by the bishops to an ex- tensive pastoral plan for responding to concerns of black Catholics and advanc- ing their role i.n the life of the church -- an issue that made national headlines this summer when a black priest in Washington broke with church authorities to form a new African- American Catholic congregation. -- Establishment of approved prayers and liturgical norms for Sunday celebrations in the United States when no priest is available, an increasingly common phenomenon as the numbers of U.S. priests dwindle. -- A statement calling for changes in U.S. food and agricultural policy and increased attention to rural concerns in the United States. -- A plan to modify the exclusive