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1994 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 we care Deanery assemblies scheduled at five locations Following is a feature in the Message, designed to help together the People of God in southwestern Indiana. are invited to submit information about people who may benefit by some extra prayers and attention. * Beulah Evans, the former executive director of the Catholic Education Foundation, Diocese of Evansville, Inc., was hospitalized last week. Cards and letters may be sent to 1100 Erie, Apartment 712, Evansville, IN 47715. Please send information for PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT to Mary Ann Hu-hes The Message P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724  ' - ' Study_ Continued from page 1 es also vary. About of Indiana Catholics InCOmes of $50,000 or 31 percent have between $30,000 and percent have lcs also differ in political preference. percent are Democ- tOWard the Democ- Nineteen percent ts who don't either of the two Thirty-four per- or lean in five Catholic dioce- Ft. Wayne-South Indianapolis, also are quite Gary diocese percentages of .Hispanics, lans; the :entage of not gone school (50 per- percentage r Workers (59 Catholics OVer $50,000 (21 ost with in- ,000 (46 per- (65 fewest Re- Percent). of Evansville percentage of raot Germans, persons of other ethnic backgrounds. Forty-seven percent of Catholics in the Evansville diocese have not gone beyond high school, compared to the state average of 36 percent. In terms of occupational status and income, Evansville is simi- lar to state averages. Two-thirds have white collar jobs; 31 percent have incomes of $50,000 or more; and 39 per- cent have incomes under $30,000. Evansville has a higher than average percent of Democratics (49 percent) and a lower than average percentage of Republicans (only 26 per- cent). The Diocese of Lafayette and the Archdiocese of Indi- anapolis are the most affluent and politically conservative. The archdiocese of Indianapo- lis has the largest percentage of Catholics with advanced de- grees (18 percent); Lafayette has the largest percentage of white collar workers (79 per- cent); Lafayette and Indi- anapolis have the largest per- centages of parishioners with incomes of $50,000 or more (36 and 35 percent respectively); Lafayette has the fewest Catholics with incomes under $30,000 (34 percent); Indi- anapolis has the fewest De- mocrats (33 percent) and the most Republicans (48 percent). The diocese of Ft.Wayne-South Bend is sec- Box 68 Montgomery, Indiana 47558 Traylor Phone:486-3285 B STEAK HOUSE Plk, STEAKS . SEAFOOD - CHICKEN LARGE PARTY ROOMS Haubstadt, Ind. Kimball International Jasper, Indiana AUTO TOPS. SEAT COVERS. BOAT COVERS STEREO SALES & INSTALLATIONS 254-3943 HWY 50 EAST, BEHIND UPS CENTER EUGENE WELP, OWNER N - MERCURY I 482-1200JASPER J in January with Diocesan Pastoral Council By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor The Diocesan Pastoral Coun- cil has scheduled five meetings in January, partly to lay a foundation for on-going com- munication among parishes, the DPC and other leaders, r A memo was mailed Dec. 9 to "Delegates of the Fourth Synod of the Diocese of Evans- ville (laity, clergy, religious), end only to Evansville in the percentage of white Catholics (98 percent). It also has large numbers of German and Irish Catholics, but more people with Polish and French ances- tries. In most socio-economic and political characteristics, it ranks in the middle of the five dioceses. Thirtyfour percent have at least bachelors de- grees; two-thirds have white collar jobs; one-third have in- comes of $50,000 or more; and 37 percent have incomes below $30,000 Forty-five percent of its parishioners are Democ- rats; 39 percent are Republi- cans. Davidson and his research team sent questionnaires to a random sample of 4662 Catholics between May and September. Fifty-sevenper- cent responded. "That is a large number of respondents and a very high participation rate for any study, especially one as comprehensive as ours," he added. "We heard from in- active as well as active Catholics, though active Catholics were somewhat more likely to return their booklets." According to David- son, "the study provides the most valid profile ever pro- duced of Indiana Catholics who attend church on a pretty regular basis." Letters to the -editor are welcome Letters to the editor are welcome. Letters submitted for publication mtst be signed and must include a daytime telephone number. Letters selected for publication may be edited.  RESTAURANT SPECIAUZING IN DELICIOUS GERMAN FOOD PRIME RIB CHARBROILED STEAK COUNTRY FRIED CHICKEN SEAFOODS SALAD BAR BANQUET ROOM FOR PRIVATE PARTIES FOR ALL YiZ CITNG NEEDS, CJCL 1482"2640 I .! H. s2s. 393 3rd. Ave., Jasper, IN i i Parish Pastoral Councils rep- resentatives and Interested Persons." Parishes will select two rep- resentatives to be present from their Parish Pastoral Council, according to the memo. Pas- toral staffs are also encouraged to participate. The memo invited them to come to one of the assemblies -- not necessarily at the one in their deanery, but to "an as- sembly at the place and date that is most convenient." Participants will meet with Bishop Gettelfinger and repre- sentatives from the DPC. The assemblies will be an opportu- nity for the DPC to report on Synod implementation, and have time for feedback from the participants. Assemblies will also include a report on pastoral planning and diocesan policy. Deanery Assemblies are scheduled at the following loca- tions: * Sacred Heart Church, Vin- cennes, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST, for Vincennes and Princeton Deaneries. Holy Family Church, Jasper, Saturday, Jan. 7, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. EST, for the Jasper Deanery. Holy Redeemer Church, Evansville, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7 to 9 p.m. CST, for Evans- ville West Deanery. St. John Church, Loo- gootee, Saturday, Jan. 7, 1 to 3 p.m. EST, for the Washihgton Deanery. St. Mary Church, Evans- ville, Monday, Jan 9, 7 to 9 p.m. CST, for Evansville East and Newburgh Deaneries. Resignation00 Continued from page 1 ideas. In letters to Clinton ear- lier in 1994, Cardinal Hickey asked him to disavow state- ments Ms. Elders had made about homosexuals, religion and traditional families. "I hope you will agree that in our system of government it is highly inappropriate for civil officials -- at the federal, state or local level -- to attack any specific religion or to single out for ridicule the views of any re- ligious group," said Cardinal Hickey's May letter to Clinton, Ms. Eiders criticized churches for their opposition to promoting use of condoms and for their stance on educating about sex and AIDS. At a speech in June to the Lesbian and Gay Health Conference, she referred to the "un-Christ- ian religious right" and at- tacked its opposition to sex ed- ucation programs. "We've got to be strong to take on those people who are selling our children out in the name of religion," she said. According to White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, the statement that finally ushed Clinton to ask Ms. EI- SCHNEL'LVILLE FOR COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE FISCHER ELECTRIC INC. SCHNELLVILLE, IN 389-2418 I . Custom Made On Your Lol "Free Quote" Thousands of References POST BUILDING PKGS. Complete pre-engineered packages for you to build, Free instruchon books and backup service Very Low Pnces TRUSS RAFTERS Excellent Prices-Any Size to 80" OVERHEAD DOORS Hundreds in SR,ck Nobody Beats Our Prices METAL ROOFING Over 20,000 Sq tn Stock. Any Length Cut To Inch. Best Prtces Around. Dealers Wanted DAVIESS CO. METAL Hwy. 50 E., Cannetburg. 4 mi. E. Montgomery 812-295-4299 i i L ders to resign was her sugges- tion that school sex education classes teach about masturba- tion. "The president thinks this is not something schools should do," Panetta said. She made the comment following a speech at the United Nations Dec. 1 for World AIDS Day, ac- cording to U.S. News and World Report. The White House learned of her remarks Dec. 8. Donohue said the Catholic League warned that Ms. El- ders was a poor choice for sur- geon general from the begin- ning, saying she had a record of anti-Catholic bigotry, in ad- dition to unconventional views about sex education, teen sexu- ality and other issues. A June 24 letter from 87 House Republicans called for her to be removed because .of her views. i1 i iiii ,ill Vincennes Bicknell Sandbom Monroe City Princeton. Patoka Member F.D.I.C. i 464-5991