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1997 Brute candidates initiated By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor "O make us faithful stewards of your assembly sang, as the 1997 can- the Brutd Society entered Holy Church, Evansville, Nov. 16. "Give bring your love to birth." refrain of "A Stewardship Song" promise to "place our time, our treasure" at the service of Brute Society, formed in 1990 to g models of Christian initiated 30 individuals and 42 tes were Kent and Kelle Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Kelle Maurer died Nov. 2 of non- lymphoma, at age 32; her award posthumously. aong the newly initiated members raerabs_ciety wasCheryl Jones, the first Ev-- aot St. John the Apostle Church, ,svihe Bisho , to receive the Brutd medal. 1-_ P Gerald A Gettelfiner resided at  ntid.af o P ternoon ceremony. Jerad Mosbey  rganist, and Barbara Klein the lec- Kenneth R. Knapp and Father the bishop. Masters of Cheryl Jones, center, is the first-ever recipient of the Brut6 medal from St. John the Apostle Church, Evans- ville. Daughter Kendra and Sister Jane Nesmith, pas- ate, at the reception which followed the ceremony at Holy Rosary Church, Evansville, Nov. 16. Message photo by Paul R. Leingang Were Father Brian Holtz, Scott r See BRUT[, page 2 toral life coordinator, share a smile with the new initi- YTnnity gift takes high school campaign to $415 By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor The $11 million capital cam- paign for Mater Dei and Memo- rial high schools was given a big boost in early November, with a contribution of $500,000 by the Pro-Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Evansville. A new chapel at Mater Dei will be named in honor of Msgr. Michael Wolf, pastor of the downtown parish. The chapel at Mater Dei is one of the improvements to be made. Also to be constructed are four new science classrooms two new general purpose classrooms and an auditorium. Renovation, air- conditioning and other improve- ments are also planned. Memorial High School will add a total of 10 classrooms and an auxiliary gymnasium, and other improvements. Holy Trinity has had a history of generosity, according to Bish- op Gerald A. Gettelfinger. He noted that Msgr. Wolf and the parish have made many contri- butions over the years, and that among the beneficiaries of parish generosity are the two Catholic high schools, many individual students, Good Shepherd and St. John churches and Villa Maria, the retirement home for priests. Capital Campaign represen- tatives Alan Braun and Robert- Ossenburg met with the parish council members during their .: November meeting at Holy Trinity. After hearing their pre- sentation, the council made the decision to make the half-mil- lion dollar contribution. Evansville builder Gregory G. Kempf is general chairman of the campaign. At the campaign kickoff Oct. 10, Kempf said that $3.5 million had already been pledged. The gift from Holy Trinity brings the total to about $4.5 million. MICHAEL WOLF tered" nun? from the Latin ctaustrum (bar or bolt), :laudere, to dose. Clares of Evansville live in a cloister, willingly contemplative life and separating themselves world. to the Vatican, there are 51,268 cloistered nuns 6 percent of the church's religious women -- Work and pray in 3,451 autonomous monaster- Percent are in Europe, with Spain, Italy and the greatest numbers. the list with 236 cloistered and 3,788 nuns. The United States follows with 102 1,232 nuns, more than a hundred cloistered monaster- of them in the Democratic Republic of Congo, cloistered communities, Pope Pius XII set aside of the Presentation of the Blessed VLrgin Pro Orantis (For Those Who Pray). U.S. bishops complete annual fall meeting early By NANCY FRAZIER O'BRIEN Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) When the U.S. bishops met in Washington Nov. 10-12 for the fall general meeting of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and U.S. Catholic Con- ference, they:. -- Called abortion an "tmimag- Had an inconclusive vote on the first official Spanish-lang- uage Sacramentary for the Unit- ed States. Extended the national col- lection and their Office to Aid the Catholic Church in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the Office for the Cateddsm. Approved the continuation of 15 ad hoc committees and created a new Ad Hoc Commit- kebleandurgCattxs  for the Revim of Stamt to "do even more for life" as the . mid Bylaws. ZSth anniversary of Roe vs,  Restructured the Catholic Wade approaches. -- Approved a study of wa  to revive the penitentlalpmctlCeS of fasting and abstinence to sup- port pro-life efforts. -- Urged U. Catholics to become a truty unvers church  by integrating "the intemation, al dimensions of Catholic disci- pleship" into their parishes. Communication Campaign and . expanded their national com- munications planning and activ- ities over the next five years. Elected Archbishop Harry J. FlynnofSt. Paul-Minneapolis ; as NCCB-USCC in a tie vote that was resolved by a provision of canon law. Held a lively discussion  : but no vote-- about whetheJr to ! transf observam'e of the feast ot the Ascemkmh, om Retiring, " . Still Carin8 .... Steward's Way ,, ...:. Pa 5 A "Senior Moment" . " .;-.. Page 13