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The ES SAGE son of Dana and Gary Newberry of Vin- of the Offertory gifts to Bishop Ray- right, Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfin- and his brother, Bishop J. Kevin assembly. -- Message photos by Paul R. Leingang Hallows celebrates 150 years of sending Irish priests to America By PAUL R. LEINGANG, Message editor Whiteside noted, as his listeners laughed. The visiting Irish priest then altar-aervera spoke about the hospitality Irish seminari- Pound in the midwest. went on to express his gratitude for the hospitality received from Bishop resentation of All Hallows College, going president of All Hallows Seminary in The Old Cathedral, known more formally as was speaking at the conclusion of a celebration+ held in Vincennes, Nov. 1, to commemorate the 150th an- first All Hallows seminarians to arrive in the New World. brating arrivals sought.out people with Irish names. Ga., and Bishol they realize that hospitality could be found as well at the not of Irish origin, alumnus, Sehipps and Gettelfingers in Ireland," Father J. Kevin Israelis mourn assasinated leader Yitzhak Rabin Service RUSAL M ugh th^ (CNs)  All .ae d ".' night, Israelis past Israeli Prime tlSter Yitzhak R , from all over leader espects to the P!le of flowers and flags and notes and memorial can- dles grew at the foot of the cas- ket. Women soldiers took the offerings from the crowd and added it to the assortment. One soldier wiped away tears as she lit a candle. "I came so I would not be crying alone," one woman said earlier in the day. She burst into sobs as the motorcade bringing Rabin's body to the parliament drove by. Journalists were crying, po- ese of Evansville licemen were crying, members of parliament were crying. That night the crowds didn't diminish. Young people sat dazed on the parliament grounds. A young paratrooper sat alone in front of a group of memorial candles, covering his eyes as he cried. A young girl sat down to write a note to express her feelings. A group of religious boys formed a circle and sang, their voices ringing out strongly as others gathered round to join with them. Some 50,000 people came to the site in 24 hours. There were Arabs, secular Jews and religious Jews, Bedouins and Druse. Some could be identified as left wing, and others could be identified as members of the right wing who opposed Rabin. "Even the settlers are against Rabin's assassination," said Miki, 16. "You can be against a man's ideas but to kill him? Never." Breaking down and crying on radio on the morning of Nov. 6, former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, Rabin's viru- lent political enemy, asked for forgiveness if anything that he said may have brought about the assassination. Many in the political right in Israel are now wondering if the harsh slogans they used against Rabin may have fueled the prime minister's murder. Despite the tens of thou- sands of mourners who poured into Jerusalem there was a deep silence in the city. Is- raelis expressed disbelief that the murder happened in their country, and not by the hand of an Arab terrorist but by a Jew- ish extremist. Public figures normally walk in the streets without any great fanfare or worry, and some politicians even have their home phone numbers listed in the phone book. "We have lost our morality," said one man. "We are no longer different than any other country." Early on the morning of the funeral, Nov. 6, security forces closed the route for Rabin's last motorcade Soldiers and police were sta- tioned every few yards. Traffic stopped, and there was quiet. Later, journalists trooped into the cemetery with their cameras and mobile phones, taking note of where digni- taries were seated and search- ing for people to into rview. See related stories, page 5