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16 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana December18,1987 Coloring contest New winners announced Results from the third and final Week of The Message Christmas coloring contest are printed below. First place winners are: Kindergarten: Ryan Hurst, Franklin School, Vincennes, age six. Grades One and Two: John Spahn, St. Wendel School, Posey County, age eight. Grades Three and Four: Kristi Niemeier, Resurrection School, Evansville, age eight. Second place winners are: Kindergarten: Ann K. Harter, St. John the Baptist School, Newburgh, age six. Grades One and Two: Ryan Gonterman, Culver School, Evansville, age seven. Grades Three and Four: Courtney Hague, St. John the Baptist School, Newburgh, age nine. Third place winners are: Kindergarten: Jennifer Steinkamp, West Terrace School, Evansville, age five. Grades One and Two: Laura Schroeder, Griffith Elementary, Washington, age seven. Grades Three and Four: Jill Wilderman, St. Wendel School, Posey County, age nine. The Message thanks all the children who have participated in the coloring contest over the past three weeks. Grand prize winners from the three age groups will be announced in the Christmas issue of The Message. They will each receive a $25 gift certificate from G.D. Ritzy's. Bishops oppose condom education WASHINGTON (NC) -- Several U.S. bishops criticized a statement by their Administrative Board which would tolerate factual condom information in educational programs to combat AIDS. Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York call- ed it "a very grave mistake." Among those who lined up publicly against condom education along with Cardinal O'Connor were Cardinal Bernard F. Law of Boston and other bishops" of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, and Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick of Newark and the other bishops of New Jersey. In New Orleans, Arch- bishop Philip M. Herman went on record in opposition. Car- dinal O'Connor predicted that man, bishops across the coun- try would publicly reject the position on condom education spelled out in the board's Dec. 11 statement. A joint state- mant:Dec,, 12 by Cardinal Law and+the 6 other bishpsof Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire re- jected any toleration of condom education, USCC AIDS statement issued WASHINGTON (NC) -- The statement on AIDS issued by Conference Administrative Board "does not call for any changes in the concerningproper moral behavior/ the USCC ,issued his statement Dec. 14 to clarify what he of the statement "The High corot upholds abortion raling ' WASHINGTON (NC) -'The U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 14 Upheld a federal appeals court ruling that had struck down an Illinois iawreqthi'ing some girls under 18to wait 24 hours I before having an abortion. The court announced that it was Split 4-4 on the issue, In So doing it let the appeals court rul- ing stand, No opinion was issued, and there was no indica- tion which justices voted for and against the law, The SupremeCourt has been short one justice since the retire- mant last summer of Justice Lewis F. Powell. Hearings open- ed Dec. 14 on President Reagan's nomination of Judge An- thony Kennedy to thelhigh court. The U.S." Catholic Con- ference and other pro-life advocates had submitted friend-of- the-court briefs urging the Supreme Court to uphold the Il- linois law. Judge rejects request for injunction NEW YORK {NC) -- A New York judge has rejected a re- quest by Archbishop Paul C. Marcinkus for an in!unction against further sales of "In the Name of the Father, a novel that depicts the U.S.-born Vatican official as an instigator of the 1984 death of Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov. Justice Ethel B. Danzig of the New York State Supreme Court, the lowest of three levels in the state judiciary, issued the deci- sion Dec. 3. Archbishop Marcinkus heads the Vatican bank, formally known as the Institute for Religious Works. His New York attorney, Alan Gelb, had charged that use of Arch- bishop Marcinkus as one of the principal characters in the novel was a "commercially calculated" invasion of privacy. i Rite of acceptance Six candidates at St. Joseph Church, Vanderburgh County, participate in the first RCIA process with Father Francis Schroering and Deacon Gilbert Fehrenbacher. -- Message Photo by Barbara Paul For information on vocations contact: Father David Fleck, Vocations Office, 424-5536 Ext. 111 , i ii i iii The Perfect Gift to Celebrate the Marian Year Gold leaf stamping Gilt top edge Double gate-fold pages Finest quality paper and binding 205 pages, I0 I/2 x 12 5/8 Special offer $ 37.95 until 12/31/87 -- $49.95 thereafter he Life of the Madonna in Art : : is a sumptuously illustrated treasury of religious art. It has been published in a special limited edition by the Daughters of St. Paul to celebrate the Marian Year. 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