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Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 29, 1982, Cincinnati, OhioBy Catholic Telegraph staff on the eve of a saints Day nov. 1, it seemed appropriate not to mention fun to ask a variety of individuals throughout the archdiocese to name their favorite Saint what emerged Uros a diverse a who s who of saints a living and dead formal and informal a whose lives Are or were models of courage gentleness and Faith to their admirers. St. Francis of Assisi merits favorite Saint standing with two respondents to the Telegraph. Both Simon leis Hamilton county prosecuting attorney and Mary Bergman a resident of fait recovery and International president of the daughters of Isabella regard St. Francis As a guiding influence in their lives. Or. Leis cited Francis for being a Champion of the Down and out. That s Why i m partial to he said. Mrs. Bergman has been drawn to the gentle and Loving nature of the Saint since she did a project on his life in the third Grade. A i use his prayer All the time a she mid. St. Teresa of Avila made it into the All stars of saints with sister Helen Flaherty president of the Sisters of Charity and the leadership con Ference of women religious and Jesuit father Charles Currie president of Xavier University the 16th Century carmelite Prioress and theologian is a favorite of sister Flaherty for her a personal integrity humor and vision As Well As her Faith. Father Currie who recently read an account of St. Teresa s life was also impressed with her humor and Candor. A she must have been a real pistol a he said admiringly. But three other scholars have been prevailing favourites added Xavier s president. Not Surpris Ingy his front runners could handle the Core curriculum at any Jesuit College. Twentieth Century Jesuit philosopher Pierre Geilhard de Chardin is respected by father Currie As a saintly Model of integrating god and the modern world. St. Ignatius of Loyola exemplified Quot a contemplative in he said. And for his humanity and humor. Father Currie reveres St. Thomas More. Tie s a Guy id want to spend some time those favorite saints i come marching in Janet Porter coordinator of the evangelization committee for the Black Catholic Community and member of the National office for Black catholics finds tip late civil rights Leader Martin Luther King or a a better Touchstone for a Black person than a Saint from another time and culture. For her Rev King demonstrated a a holistic Faith in god a a personal spirituality which he used to better the Quality of life for others. Harriet Tubman an escaped slave who guided others to Freedom via the a underground Railroad and Mother Jones a Turo of the Century Union organizer Are saints to buddy Gray coordinator of the alcoholic drop inn Center in downtown Cincinnati these women deserve distinction not Only for raising families but also for having led important social movements noted or. Grav Pio Celestino of Dpi ton s House of the people a Home for anyone who needs a place to stay looks for inspiration to another Friend of the poor St. Martin de Porres. Like or. Celestino. St. Martin was peruvian. Or. Celestino especially admires the Monk As an a explosive Saint who of women leaders of yet another Oati s St Andrew Parish. Other saints noted by the priest were peace activist Jesuit father Daniel Berrigan and his own father because he was a gentle Loving Man someone else who found sainthood within his own Home was James m. Shea columnist and former editor of the Catholic Telegraph his favorite a St Catherine of Philadelphia my marriage partner of 36 years. Although canonization would t interest her he said she is a woman schooled in prayer devoted to scripture and a valiant in the promotion of human rights and social As Well As courteous amiable generous and kind the City of brotherly love was Hometown to another modern Day Saint in the eyes of or. Marian Schwab director of the Lay pastoral ministry program of the archdiocese who nominated the late Anna Mcgarv a Leader of the National Catholic interracial movement. A woman who a could have been anyone s grand Mother. She fought for minority rights in a big City during the 30s, 40s and 50s when the cause was not popular. Or. Schwab said feed Protection to the most exploited in society including prostitutes. Dorothy Day founder of the Catholic worker movement was called a courageous and Strong Saint by father Harry Meyer pastor of Cincin movement were Foremost in the mind of Linnea lose director of Public information at Xavier University. Nobel peace prize winners Mairead Corrigan and Belt Williams co founders of the peace people of Northern Ireland Are saints to is. I Ose for their a peaceful Militancy a against the violence in their country. St. Theresa the Little Flower of Jesus is so cherished by or. John Willke president of the National right to life committee that he and his wife gave her name to one of their daughters. Purity and simplicity in her dedication to god Are the traits or. Willke admired most in the Saint. Raphael Simmons co pastor of St. Joseph Parish Cincinnati has a special affection for St. Augustine and three egyptian saints. St. Moses the Black St. Mary and St. John the Dwarf whom or. Simmons likes a because in be always been or. Simmons who As a youth was involved in drugs has esteem for Sinis who experienced a a conversions because a they realized that their previous life was wrong and struggled with it to Bishop Daniel k. Pilarczyk is fond of his Patron Daniel the Prophet for his dedication to the Law of god. The Bishop also finds a valuable lesson in Daniel s ability to shoulder responsibilities in society yet remain detached enough to a sit and Pray even in the midst of Mary the Mother of god was the favorite of archbishop Nicholas t. Elko and Marianis brother Raymond fit president of the University of Dayton. The archbishop who has the initial Quot a Quot emblazoned on his Coal of arms looks to Marv for her a maternal spiritual brother fit Calls Mary the most pervasive influence in his life. A she challenges me to see the feminine dimension in life and in our Ball editor of the Catholic Telegraph found it difficult to single out a particular Saint. My answer changes each Day a she said �?�1 am convinced that i meet at least one new Saint a Day. Someone who challenges me to dedication to serving god s people makes Mother Teresa of Calcutta a met Del Saint for Marlene Averbeck. Chairperson of the. Arch diocesan pastoral Council. But she like is. Ball finds images of Santho it a a everywhere. Quot there Are plenty of walking saints in my own she continued people who. Because they keep on trying Are Jesus to Telegraph Friday october 29. 1982 152st year no. 2 100 e. Eighth Street. Cincinnati Ohio 45202 in second draft of Lette Bishops say nuclear wat by Jerry Filteau Washington no a we Are sure of one moral imperative a rejection of nuclear War a declares the second draft of a planned National pastoral letter on War and peace by the Catholic Bishops of the United states. A our arguments in this pastoral must be detailed and nuanced but our no to nuclear War must in the end be definitive and decisive a it says. The new draft repeats the moral condemnation of some aspects of current . Nuclear deterrence policy that was contained in the first draft of the letter. A but it goes beyond the first draft in giving a More detailed analysis of what kinds of former pastor chaplain Dies after Long illness mass of Christian burial was. Co celebrated for father Walter j. Sterwerf former pastor of several parishes in the archdiocese and retired chaplain of Cincinnati a St. Joseph infant i and maternity Home oct. 23 at St. Ann Church Hamilton. Bishop Daniel a Pilarczyk was the principal co celebrant. Father Sterwerf died oct. 20 at the age of 67 at Schroder Manor Hamilton following a Long debilitating illness that forced him Tai eave Parish work 10 years ago. A native of Hamilton father Sterwerf had a Long history of beyond the permissible. A certain aspects of both . And soviet nuclear strategies fail Quot to. Meet the limits imposed by the moral principles of discrimination and proper policies or policy goals it can tonality in the justifiable use of service in the archdiocese. After studying for the Priesthood at St. Gregory and it. St. Mary seminaries he was ordained by archbishop John t. Mcnicholas on May 30, 1942, in its. Peter and Paul Church. Norwood. Father Sterwerf first served As an associate at St. Teresa of Avila Parish Cincinnati and taught at elder High school. In 1943 he moved to St. Elizabeth Parish Norwood until his assignment As associate at holy Trinity Parish Middletown in 1945. He resumed teaching in 1952 at Fenwick High school Middletown. In 1956 he was appointed associate at St. Teresa Parish Springfield and then moved to a similar Post at Dayton s resurrection Parish in 1959. In 1961, father Sterwerf received his first assignment As pastor serving holy name Parish Blanchester. He simultaneously served As administrator of St Martin Parish St. Martin. Due to illness he resumed duties As associate pastor in 1964 at Dayton s St. Agnes Parish and at St. Helen a Dayton the following year. To 1967, he was made pastor of St. Mary Parish Dayton and remained there until illness forced him to Stop Parish work in 1972. He then became chaplain of St. Joseph infant and maternity Home where he served until he retired in 1981 to Schroder Manor. He is survived by a brother Russell of Hamilton and two Sisters franciscan sister Mary Peter new Albany ind., and mrs. Janet Abbott new Miami. Burial was in St. Stephen cemetery Hamilton. Support or must oppose. It also goes further in explicitly challenging the current inter Natiw Nal political order and offering an alternative geopolitical framework for achieving and maintaining peace and Justice. At one Point it Calls the 300-year-old political principle of absolute National sovereignty obsolete. It rejecting any simplistic solutions to world peace or disarmament the new draft a a major Effort of intelligence and courage to overcome the a supreme crisis Quot of nuclear War threatening the existence of the Earth. The draft released at the Headquarters of National conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington oct. 22, is to be discussed at length by the country s Bishops at their annual meeting in extraordinary National meeting seems Likely to be called next Spring for the Bishops to debate and vote on a final version. The committee writing the pastoral letter is headed by archbishop Joseph l. Bernardin of Chicago. Theda test draft 120 typewritten pages Long considerably expands and clarifies the controversial first draft a 70-Page document that became Public in june. In their second version of the letter the five Bishops on the committee state their opposition to current nuclear policy More bluntly. They More clearly address the letter to the Public at Large. They spell out the Bishops goal to influence the . Government by forming a a Public attitude which sets stringent limits Quot on . Nuclear defense within the just War moral tradition that acknowledges a some legitimate use of Force Quot says the new document a contemporary nuclear strategies push the moral limits % or a a it a \ a it it a i 9 Force it says. Addressing specific issues concerning the use of nuclear weapons the committee said a a a under no circumstances May nuclear weapons or other instruments of mass Slaughter be used for the purpose of destroying population centers or other predominantly civilian although moralists Are divided on questions of in direct attacks on civilians Quot we nonetheless feel obliged As a matter of practical moral guidance to Register our opposition to a policy of attacking targets ? whose destruction would devastate the nearby population centers. The relevant moral principle in this Case is the disproportionate damage which would be done to human Quot we do no t perceive any situation in which the deliberate initiation of nuclear War on however restricted a scale can be morally justified. Non nuclear attacks by another state must be resisted by other than nuclear Means. We find the moral responsibility of beginning nuclear War not justified by rational policies. A As regards so called Quot limited nuclear War a a the Issue at stake is the real As opposed to the theoretical possibility Quot of keeping such a War limited and within the stringent Bounds of the requirements for a just War. The Range of gravely important questions surrounding those issues a makes us sceptical about the real meaning of moving from moral condemnations of or serious moral questions about All forms of use of nuclear weapons the new pastoral draft addresses the Issue of nuclear deterrence. It Calls the actual initiation of nuclear War Quot one of the worst political and moral evils which continued on Back Page Bishop i Kniel e. Pilarczyk talks with Jesuit father Charles l. Currie As they process into Xavier University a Schmidt fieldhouse for father Currie s oct. 22 inauguration As Xavier a 31st president. Bishop Pilarczyk gave the invocation at the afternoon ceremony. At inaugural ceremonies new Xuy president promises new Era Xavier University gained a president and a Promise last week. The president is Jesuit father Charles l. Currie who was formally inaugurated As the 31st president of the 7.000-student University in ceremonies in Schmidt fieldhouse Friday oct. 22. And the Promise came from father Currie in his inaugural address a a Promise to help the men and women who comprise Xavier University respond to three fundamental cells to leadership to a a realistic Quot Hope and to a lifestyle of a intelligent area civic and religious leaders along with friends and members of the Xavier University Community were on hand to officially Welcome father Currie. 51, who assumed the responsibilities a of the Xavier presidency last july after serving As president of Wheeling College in West Virginia for the past 10 years. The inaugural Cere Mony began with an invocation by Bishop Daniel e. Pilarczyk. Administrator of the archdiocese and an address on the future of the University in american society by or. Kathryn a. Mccarthy professor of physics and senior vice president at Tufts University. Old and new testament readings were also Given while father j. Leo Klein s.j., provincial of the Chicago province of the society of Jesus read an excerpt from an address of father Pedro Arripe Jesuit Superior general on the Jesuit Mission in the University apostolate. The installation itself took less than a moment As Robert g. Kluener. Chairman of the Xavier University Board of trustees presented father Currie with the presidents medallion while the crowd of 1,21 0 present for the event applauded their approval. Father Currie used the occasion of his first i facial address As president of Xavier University to celebrate the accomplishments of the past in the a countless contributions of scholarship and services of the More than 30,000 men and women who have earned degrees there in its 151-year history. But he set his sights on the future however Uncertain pledging to View it confidently Quot More As Opportunity than a University is called to be Many things to respond in Many ways he said hut Quot we must first of All be listening really listening and hearing the Calls to various one of those Cdr he continued. Is to develop leadership by being a University a a alive with intellectual excitement and grounded in solid scholarship As Well As collaborating and cooperating with the entire Community a in a conspiracy of excellence and 1 another involvement or Call is to make the University a a Center of Hope not because it continued on Back Page

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