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12 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana November Archbishop asks Clinton to look at school choice issue again By JOSEPH DUERR to minorities and to students Catholic News Service who do not come from afflu- LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS)- Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly of Louisville has called on President-elect Bill Clinton to reconsider his opposition to publicly supported educa- tional choice programs that include Catholic and other non-public schools. "Allowing parents to choose the best possible school for their children will not weaken public educa- tion," Archbishop Kelly said Nov. 9 at an annual arch- . diocesan salute to Catholic alumni. Instead, he said, it "will es- tablish an appropriate, com- petitive environment in which all of us m public, pri- vate and Catholic schools will be challenged to work harder and to make sure that we truly serve the overall ed- ucational needs of our na- tion's greatest resource, our children." Clinton, in an interview with Catholic News Service before his election, said, "I think that part of the mission of Catholic schools is to com- municate the values of the Catholic Church to children, and I don't think the Consti- tution of our country permits taxpayers to subsidize that." "Without some form of sig- nificant public assistance for families who choose non- :: public schools," Archbishop : l.lly Jmld. ',American society willwitness an inevitable weakening of the educational ent families." Archbishop Kelly is board chairman of the National Catholic Educational Associa- tion. He said that if demographic trends continue in the Louisville area, "average fam- ilies ... will simply be unable to afford the cost of a Catholic school education." , He urged in his talk for Catholics to take part in a na- tionwide grass-roots move- ment "to convince state and federal legislators of the criti- cal importance of public sup- port for non-public educa- tion." Archbishop Kelly also asked Catholics in the arch- diocese to exercise steward- ship and increase "the amount of time, talent and fi- nancial support" to its Catlmlic schools. o t. - : .... I Catholic Scouters Honored at the Catholic Scouters Recognition Dinner are, from left, front row, Janet Paula Ringwald and David Barr; back row, Francis Brickey, Richard Baehl, Earl ther John Breidenbach, Father Donald Ackerman and Joseph Fromme. The dinner, by about 100 persons, and hosted by St. John Church, Vincennes, was held at the Columbus Home in Vincennes, Nov. 1. -- Message photo by Michael 2 Svonsor a Child for Only $12 a Month, At last! Here is a $12 sponsorship program for Americans who are unable to send $20, $21, or $22 a month to help a needy child. And yet, this is a full sponsorship program because for $12 a month you will receive: a 3-1/2" x 5" photograph of the child you are helping. two personal letters from your child each year. a complete Sponsorship Kit with your child's case his- tory and a special report about the country where your child llves. issues of our newsletter, "Sponsorship News." opportunities which offer we All this for only $12 a month? Yes--because Children International believes that many Americans would like to help a needy child. And so we searched for ways to reduce the cost--without reducing the help that goes to the child you sponsor. For example, unlike some of the other organizations, your child does not write each month, but two letters a year from mill FOR COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE FISCHER ELECTRIC INC. SCHNELLVILLE, IN 389-2418 I I II III Built with (,ality to Save You Time & Money .I/ffPEi.b Factory and C, eneml Offic Hwy. 231 S. luper. 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You can make a difference[ $12 a month may not seem like much help to many Amer- icans, but to a poor family living on an income of $1.50 or $2.00 a day, your sponsorship can help make all the difference in the world. Will you sponsor a child? Youi" $12a month will help pro- vide so much: emergency food, clothing and medical care. a chance to attend school. help for the child's family and community, with counsel- ing on housing, agriculture, nutrition, and other vital areas to help them become self-sufficient. A child needs your love[ Here is how you can sponsor a child immediately for only " $12 a month: I. Fill out the coupon and tell us If you want to sponsor a boy or a girl,, and check the country of your choice. 2. Or mark the "Emergency List" box and we will assign a child to you that most urgently needs to have a sor. 3. Send your $12 in right now and this will eliminate the cost of a "trial child." . -Then, in just a few days you will receive your child's name, photograph and case history. May we hear from you? We believe that our sponsorship program protects the dignity of the child and the family and at the same time provides Americans with a positive and beauti- ful way to help a needy youngster. Carlos fives in a one-room .rJack wilk a dirt floor and no furniture He needs medicine, clhing and an educatiort Won  you help a child like Cark? r I B niis lim l l l l i l B lim i ] Sponsorship Application i I [-'--] s, lwishtospomorachiid. Emlosedisrayf'wst I pwmem d" $12. Piea asd rm a E:] Boy E::] Gkl I Coup==o:Dt, raTh rThai i EC' nt.a nmc  I I C B=ador m,LaodC' I [--1 On, du=. ,=o  , dp m= ' LJ  IJl. -'" " I ! |. icrr m s-r00 z,P _---  nmta.  i can't spomm a child now. lint wish m n,mkc a I Children International I Joseph Oripkey, President I o  Red Brkl Road B 419413 ,,.. 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