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15,1991 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 11 days from page 1 )reaching, Auxil- Emil A. Wcela of e Centre, N.Y., said )f norms proposed by :lOps' Committee on Practices was noces- part because of the, diversity in the tStates, '' where some- ue priest celebrating not speak the lan- ngregation. Said the norms would a Spanish-speaking n, for example, to the priest celebrant speak Spanish, the of those at Mass. case when lay preaching would be allowed, he said, was that of a lay mis- sionary with expertise who would preach on the subject of missions. A preface to the norms calls preaching "the principal means by which the church carries out its responsibility for the ministry of the word of God." Bishop Wcela, interim chairmail of the pastoral prac- tices committee, also intro- duced a proposal for estab- lishment of an ad hoc committee to act as an agent for the bishops' conference for approving Scripture trans- lations and accompanying ex- ,me To Start Your 1992 - eiub vRK iN 50 WEEKS $1.00 $ 50.00 $ a'OO $ 100,00 $ 3OO $ 15o.00 $ S.OO $10,00 $ 250.00 S20.OO $ 500 oo $1 ,ooo.oo PLUs 5% NNDAL INTEREST- ",F.o ....... o ...... ! .... ,.I EMPLOYERS: Payroll deductions for Christmas Club accounts are available for you and your employees. Please contact any of our offices for details. * Choose the amount you save, $1, $2, $3, $5, $10 or $20 weekly. Tour Family Banki;(a Ccnto" If Permanent Federal] ,, ,sfiavings Bank ) 3H * OAKLAND CITY FORT BRANCH JASPER GRAHAM FARMS CHEESE I. ,,. GIFTS 'Cheese, Sausage, 00Jellies, Mustards, etc. ' We ship throughout the country. ' Visa/Mastercard - OPEN 7 DAYS - &lOnday _ Saturday 8 a.m - 6 p.m. Sunday Noon - 5 p.m. Elnora, Indiana 47529 planatory notes. The norms for lay preaching and the pro- posal on translations are to be voted on Nov. 13. As discussion opened on a proposed new lectionary for children's Masses, Arch- bishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee expressed con- cern that it might represent a "watering down" of the word of God. "Are we watering down the rituals to adapt to (children), or should we gradually intro- duce things that they can un- derstand?" he asked. At a press conference fol- lowing the morning session, Bishop Gregory, who intro- duced the lectionary pro- posal, said there is an "ongo- ing debate on when to bring chihlren to the language of the adult world" and that the debate will not be resolved at the bishops' meeting. But he said studies have shown chil- dren's faith to be improved when they learn about reli- gion at a young age. The new 825-page Lec- tionary for Masses with Chil- dren, which is designed pri- marily for children ages 5 to 9, must be approved by two- thirds of the U.S. bishops and by the Vatican. The bishops' debate and vote was sched- uled for Nov. 13. A proposed document on bishops' teaching was de- scribed by Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb of Mobile, Ala., chairman of the Committee on Doctrine, as basically a re- flection "by bishops to bish- ops," but comments from the floor quickly highlighted its potential impact on a wide range of controversies within the church. Auxiliary Bishop Austin B. Vaughan of New York said he feared that the section on the- ological dissent could be used to argue that moral the- ologian Father Charles Curran was right in his conflict with Rome over some of his teach- ings. A proposed statement on priests' councils, titled "United in Service: Reflec- tions on the Presbyteral Council," was introduced by Bishop Donald W. Wuerl of Pittsburgh, head of the Com- mittee on Priestly Life and Ministry. It discusses priests' coun- cils from four perspectives: their historical development, their theological basis, the canonical or legal aspects of such councils, and practical aspects of establishing and maintaining effective priests' councils'. The documents on bishops' teaching and priests' councils were to be voted on Nov. 14. Among the action items in- troduced Nov. 11 with little controversy were: A proposed statement on the environment, which Archbishop John R. Roach of St. Paul-Minneapolis termed "a helpful, modest and au- thentically Catholic contribu- tion to the national dialogue on the ecology." Titled "Re- newing the Face of the Earth," the statement to be debated and voted on Nov. 14 -- says a Catholic vision of the environment does not mean choosing between peo- ple and the planet. "Putting Children and Families First: A Challenge for Our Church, Nation and World," a statement urging the Catholic community to become "a persistent, in- formed and committed voice for children and families." Debate and a vote on the statement were set for Nov. 14. If approved by the bish- ops, the statement will be re- leased on the feast of the Epiphany, Jan. 6. -- A document expressing "solidarity with the Native American community" as the United States commemorates the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Colum- bus in the New World and pledging that bishops will be advocates on behalf of Native Americans on "health, hous- ing, employment, education, poverty and other national is- sues." Titled "1992: A Time for Remembering, Reconcil- ing and Recommitting Our- selves as a People Pastoral Reflections on the Fifth Cen- tenary and Native American People," the document was to be voted on Nov. 14. Archbishop Daniel E. 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