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Serving Catholics in Western North Carolina in the Diocese of Charlotte
Bishops Issue Joint Statement
Tolerance For Child
the public statement against child
sexual abuse issued by Bishop William G. Curlin,
bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte, and F. Joseph Gossman, bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh:
We, the Roman Catholic Bishops in North Caro-
By JO ANN KEANE
.The Diocesan Sexual Policy,
During weekend Joan of Arc parish, Bishop Masses William G. Curlin addressed one of the at St.
difficult issues facing the
ees and volunteers
published every year in both diocesan
North Carolina for all to read, and it is employees and volunteers in the dioceses, who work with children or any vulnerable individual. This policy mandates that any credible sexual abuse allegation against a priest, employee or given to
deceased priest sexually abused children in the 1950s while serving as their pastor. From the pulpit, Bishop Curlin pledged, "We have zero tolerance for
crime against children."
employees of the Diocese of Char-
The priest, Father William J. Kuder, who died August 31,1 960, was pastor of
dioceses that comprise the Province of Atlanta. This
required study for
united in pledging total support for the
Policy Concerning Sexual Abuse, adopted by the
Abuse of Children
revealed to a stunned parish that a now-
must sign a document testifying that they have never been charged with
immediately removed from their position and being recommended for intense psychological testing. We, as bishops, will also meet with the victim of
child abuse and with the family, to offer our comfort
volunteer of our dioceses will result in their being
proves true, the priest will be dismissed from priestly
"A committee has been estab-
like the sor-
row I share with you today," said Bishop
lished to address
again to work for the dioceses. Furthermore,
none of us can erase
any allegation of
pledge to work in close collaboration with
Joan of Arc from June
his death. "I
know of no sorrow
we can work
together, to pre-
child abuse," said
vent such a crime from happening again."
Bishop Curlin. "All
news being reported 35 years
ther Kuder' s death?" Bishop Curlin re-
"Although he has been dead for 35 years, his memory lives on. While many revered him as a devoted pastor, he was sexually abusing some of the plied,
young children nity.
in this parish
We know there are today middlemen who once were
reported being sexually abused as a child by Father assure you,
the victims of Father
Bishop William G. Curlin
this serious matter."
the latest statistics concerning child abuse. "Eighty-five percent of
"The news media
continues to report child abuse in every profession that serves youth."
"As members of the Church,
"Although filled with
the sexual abuse of children," said the
urged parents to provide their
children with careful instruction on sexual
ceased to feel the intense pain he brought them. Their Calvary has lasted a lifetime and continues to this very day."
abuse. Parents must teach their children to
be aware of the difference between good and bad acts, especially bad acts directed a better people in towards them, said Bishop Curlin. "Although Father Kuder was a priest through the Lord. To parishioners and of the Diocese of Raleigh, when all of later to the media the North Carolina comprised one diocese, I bishop punctuated his disdain for the believe it is very important that I offer a public apology and express my incident, and directed attention to diocdeep sorrow to all who have suffered because of Father Kuder' s abuse esan policy which calls for swift action of his priestly office." In his statement, Bishop Curlin explained to St. against any priest, employee of volunJoan of Arc parishioners, Bishop F. Joseph Gossman, bishop of the teer of the diocese in cases of crimes Raleigh diocese joins in the apology. against innocent victims. "Bishop Gossman and I were not members of this diocese when Bishop Curlin assured members of Father Kuder committed his evil deeds," said Bishop Curlin. "We are St. Joan of Arc that the Diocese of now your bishops. We share your pain; we too share your need for Charlotte has a policy in force against prayer and support." child abuse; a policy adopted by all five "Good priests are hurting," said Bishop Curlin, in a special plea for
dioceses in the Atlanta Province. "Our diocesan policy mandates, that if an
affirmation on behalf of his brother priests. "How painful for them to discover that a brother priest has failed to live up to his priestly
allegation of sexual abuse is made against
a priest, he will be immediately removed
and given intensive examination and testing to determine his culpability," said Bishop Curlin. "If found guilty of child abuse, the priest will be expelled from priestly ministry and never again allowed to exercise it. The diocese will always work in full his ministry
cooperation with civil authorities in a case of child sexual abuse."
from grace too often brings undeserved ridicule and humiliation to the vast majority of dedicated and zealous priests," said Bishop Curlin. "They unjustly pay the price of another man's betrayal of his priesthood. That is why I plead with you to offer your priests needed prayers and words of encouragement." While confessing the personal pain he experienced in making the parish announcement, Bishop Curlin reminded parishioners, "Easter can bring peace and joy to all who put their trust in God. We are Easter people. Although filled with pain, we can rise again a better people in and through the Lord." fall
authorities in all allegations of sexual abuse of chil-
dren and to make public our decisions. The Church can allow no less than zero toleration of the crime of sexual abuse of children.
Diocese Establishes Toil-Free Number To Help Abuse Victims
share responsibility for seeking to prevent
and former victim of child abuse are included on the seven-member panel; all committee members are themselves, parents. The committee will carefully examine all allegations of child abuse and make their recommendations to the bishop. Bishop Curlin urged all members of the Church clergy and lay to work together to prevent child abuse. He reminded the congregation that pedophilia is an illness that infects all of society, and pointed
Photo by Joann Keane
child abusers are parents," said Bishop Curlin.
Bishop Curlin told of his several meetings with the victim who
an allegation of child sexual abuse
Any other diocesan employee or volunteer found guilty of child abuse will never be allowed
are well qualified to
The Diocese of Charlotte has established a phone number for victims of sexual
In his homily to
Arc, Bishop William G. Curlin said the Diois prepared to offer needed counseling. While the toll-free number was initially set up to handle calls on sexual child abuse, victims of other abuse are encouraged to call. Bishop Curlin reminded parishioners, "The Church stands ready to help." The number, 1-800-338-6319, is linked to
trained counselors, ready to assist callers either
by telephone or in
person — or with
appropriate outside referrals.
Inside Gratitude displaces anger during pastoral visit
Diocese to host min-institute on pre-catechumenate
to five kids
page 5 page 12
Pope Names Washington Priest An Auxiliary Bishop WASHINGTON
(CNS) iam E.
Lori, vicar gen-
eral of the
The appointment was announced Feb. 28 by Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, apostolic
pro-nuncio to the United States.
one year ago
Catholic Conference Center.
This three-day mini-institute foinitial period of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Participants learn practical skills for imple-
through the centuries, it has always had a series of preparatory rites that must be
menting the initiation and discuss how they have approached the issues that arise during the Pre-Catechumenate. The art of storytelling and questioning, key elements for a strong PreCatechumenate, are also developed. "The institute provides people who are involved in RCIA with an in-depth experience of the Pre-Catechumenate
Pre-Catechumenate allows initiateams to learn the rites necessary to prepare someone for entering the Catho-
serving for 10 years as
secretary and theologi-
cal adviser to Cardinal
James A. Hickey of
toral musicians, pastors
know him to be a
of deep prayer and
commitment to the
taken prior to Bishop Curlin's installation
bishop of the Diocese of
the occasion of his ordination
Those who knew him in him as one of the most dedicated and joyful seminarians
on the following day, preached the homily at his first Mass of Thanksgiving," said Bishop Curlin. vest him, and
those years describe
After his ordination to the priest-
time of the apostles as a period of preparation for entry into the
sense of humor," said Bishop Curlin.
"He has the ability to take a very tense moment and with a light touch of humor defuse the situation."
Shrine Basilica of the Immaculate Con-
He will be ordained
in the National
formation toward Christian faith and life.
becoming a was accomplished by several of initiation. Though initiation
The Forum was a
of Catholic Bishops' pastoral plan of implementation when the 1988 edition rite
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Staff Writer Eduardo Perez contrib-
In the early Church,
uted to this
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co-consecrate with Cardinal Hickey and Cardinal William W.
from Catholic high school in St. Mary's, Ky., and went on to Pius X College in Covington, Ky., and Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. He earned
bishop of Washington. Associate Editor Joann Keane con-
Baum, former arch-
tributed to this article.
and the Media Center
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Testament with Susan Brady
Faith Formation Southern Regional Director (Susan has a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies)
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"A valid Will stands as a continuing expression of our concern for loved ones, as
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Bishop William G. Curlin
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Introduction to the
the Office of Faith Formation, 1524 E.
ception on April 20. Bishop Curlin will
1951, in Louisville,
Ky., Bishop-designate Lori graduated
implementation of draw out the im-
contributor to the National Conference
Catechumenate began during the
Bishop-designate Lori served in the ecumenical office of the Washington Archdiocese from 1982-84, when he was named secretary and theological
Since 1982, The North American has been offering various insti-
can Church," said Bishop Curlin. "He is well liked by his brother priests and esteemed by them for his wonderful leadership and his marvelous
shares the vision and experience of the
plications of initiation.
has seen considerable developments
a special gift
experience an of acceptance, learn what to do in the Pre-Catechumanate and share questions and insights," said at evangelization,
sity. For a time he was in residence at St. John the Baptist in Silver Spring, Md.
pastoral ministers, liturgists,
the catechumenate and
the Archdiocese and to the entire Ameri-
The North American Forum on the Catechumenate an international net-
tutes that foster the
appointment as a bishop of
to teach the Catholic faith."
this institute, participants will
tinued his studies at Catholic Univer-
"I see his
signed as associate pastor to St. Joseph'
"This is a wonderful opportunity for our parish leaders and initiation teams to be properly trained in the stages of the Pre-Catechumenate," said Newnan. "Our pastoral ministers need support and resources from the North American Forum
Cathedral in Washington,
Church in Landover, Md., and also con-
norms and rituals of the Catholic Church for people wishing to become
periences and adaptations of the initia-
RCIA is a liturgical book containing the
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
Matthew's he was as-
Christian Initiation of Adults.
tations, reflections, skill-building ex-
"Throughout the years, he has become not only a wonderful brother priest, but a trusted friend," said Bishop
14, 1977, in St.
rites for the stages are in the
journey of conversion through presen-
The stages of catechumenate for was restored for the Latin Church by the Second Vatican Council. The
(to the priesthood),
and initiation teams, the institute uses an adult formation process that takes participants on a
Bishop-designate William Lori
and Bishop William
invited him to become a member of the Archdiocese of Washington's vocation program," said Bishop Curlin. "All through the seminary, he lived up to our
include liturgists, pas-
Ideal for parish staff
Lord and to the Church," said Bishop William G. Curlin. The Charlotte bishop was in service as vocation director for the Archdiocese of Washington when Msgr. Lori first entered the seminary. "I
esan director of Faith Formation.
HICKORY The Diocese of Charlotte, together with The North American Forum on the Catechumenate, will sponsor "Pre-Catechumenate: A Mini-Institute"
stage," said Christine
archdiocesan vicar general
cuses on the
of Washington, was named auxiliary bishop of Washington by Pope John Paul II.
Diocese To Sponsor The Pre-
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Franciscan Sister —
DUBUQUE, Iowa (CNS) Sister Anthony "Toni" Wagner answers more often these days to
crisis center for children in
Chicago for five
years. Children sent
there were often sent back to unhealthy
orphanages, Sister Wagner, nun from Dubuque, has
period of loving and nurturing at the
committed herself to mothering five chilsiblings "ranging in age from 1 to dren
Village in Lockport,
Unlike temporary foster home programs, the "moms" at SOS say they're in for the long haul. They pledge to stay unmarried and mother the children until the most from abusive homes
an interview with The Witness, Dubuque archdiocesan newspaper. "I'm fulfilling my religious life and my own desire to help others."
Although the children' s village conis a new model of care in the United States, it isn't new on the world scene.
"Children know when they are cared for and
they are not," she added.
who came from a severely abusive home and spent time in the foster care lings
Underdeveloped due to her birth mother's drug addiction, she would stiffen and hold her head back when Sister Wagner tried
1949 to house orphans from World War
The group home
miles from Chicago, opened in
1994 and currently has three families with 1 5 children. The village consists of 10 newly built houses, an activity center, an administration building and a guest house, which occasionally houses "associate parents"
household help as well as some respite
moms. The mothers,
Wagner's days are filled with making
car-pool arrangements, monitoring
generate a Catholic faith community for
ing sure that she has one-on-one time
and Technical State University and Bennet College. Serving AfricanAmerican students, she nurtures Black
with each child.
heritage in the Catholic tradition.
the opportunity for
On. the back burner is
provide an atmosphere
when she takes out the trash, Sister Wagner says the moments she has to herself are
Hairston. "Not only do religious support, but
we give students we support them
"Their trust level
They follow me to make sure I will
Appalacian State Univer-
pus ministry at these two colleges allows more than 100 Catholic students to unite with one another and discuss their
Western Carolina Univer-
and joys. "Thea House gives
one of the children remark, "I'm not in a foster home anymore. This is my real home."
their classes, celebrate
Formation Two Diocesan part-time positions are open: Western Region: Asheville Vicariate Western Mountain Region: Smokey Mountain for Faith
Catholic students a chance to study for
wise, just 'hang out'," says Hairston.
the Diocesan Support
ence of the Church on campuses throughout the diocese. "The availability of the Church is important for young people to have during a time in their lives when they are searching for meaning," says Conventual Franciscan Father Curt
teaching and educational or
Send resume by April 1, 1995 to: Christine Newnan, Director of Faith Formation, 1524 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28207 Call (704) 331-1714 to request position description or for more information.
Wake Forest University,
Winston-Salem; University of North Carolina-Greensboro; North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University and Bennet College, Greensboro. Though campuses have different programs and agendas providing Catholic faith
to their students, they all con-
tribute the presence of the
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But the job is not without its rewards. Sister Wagner recently heard
Eight campuses in the diocese provide full-time
Appeal, Campus ministry offers the pres-
Esperanza de los Ninos, a
young men and same Christian tradi-
ture within the Catholic Church," says
and an allowance for each child from the state Department of Children and Family Services.
students so they can gather for prayer
and worship," says Father Kreml.
bften done in the afternoon. Finding
herself being trailed
tions to join each other in celebration of
providers on the records, receive a small
Wagner was a volunteer coordinator at
that expresses the African- American cul-
Before the children came to live
stranger to child care, Sister
"The focus of campus ministry
habit of daily Mass.
Franciscan Sister Thea
Kreml, diocesan director of Campus Ministry.
with her, they had been in seven foster
Hairston has a unique opportunity as campus minister for North Carolina Ag-
listed as foster care
school progress, fixing meals and mak-
Faith By EDUARDO PEREZ
ity is in
around," the nun re-
other U.S. -based facil-
120 countries. The only
(CNS photo from The Witness)
new home, she began to come
when they are cared for, and when they
Founded in Austria
Caring Embrace Franciscan Sister Anthony Wagner holds the youngest of five siblings she is raising at the SOS Children's Village in Lockport, III. The nun has agreed to be the children's foster parent until they reach age 18.
to feed her. "After
Jennifer, the youngest of the five sib-
believes that chil-
the convent again," said Sister
dren need long-term, stable environespecially at a very young age, ments when problems can be addressed before
"Signing on for the long term full
or abusive environments after a short
"Unloved kids are stiff as boards, with no life in their faces." That's how it was with 1 -year-old
children are 18 or leave the nest.
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Lent Should Lead To Spiritual Growth VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope John Paul II said Lent
a time for prayer and penance, which should
lead to personal spiritual growth and acts of charity.
March think today the world
suffering so much because there is so very little love in the homes have no time for and in family life. our children; we have no time for each
down and is
general audience in the Vatican
are dust and to dust
Fruit Always in Season
Respect Life Office Diocese of Charlotte
prayer and includes asking
rooted in peni-
Forgiveness also must be sought "for the continuing situations of injustice and violence in the world as
well as for
the conflicts and wars
threaten whole populations," he said.
priests anoint people with ashes they also "Repent and believe the Gospel," which is a call "to abandon the false security of the world, renounce self-centered choices, free oneself from the tyranny of evil and an unbalanced love of self in order to accept the Good News," the pope said. The Lenten practice of fasting, he said, helps
Bishop William G. Curlin will take part in the following events during the next few weeks:
Wednesday procession from Rome's
silica across the street to the Basilica
of Santa Sabina
where he celebrated Mass and was anointed with ashes by Cardinal Ugo Poletti, the retired vicar of Rome. In his homily, Pope John Paul recited partly in Polish, partly in Italian lines from a Polish poem called "Bitter Regret," which was sung during Lent when he was a child. "Before Christ's passion, an inexpressible regret poem says. "Jesus, break without delay the hard rocks of our hearts; extinguish the flames of my passions, entering into the abyss of your penetrates us," the
The pope said the poem shows the contrast between the depth of God's love and the emptiness of
ment by focusing on the need
an opportunity for solidarity for spiritual nourish-
told visitors at the audience that
the first phase of the church's preparation
for celebrating the year 2000.
March 13 Participate in Catholic Bishops Conference in Washington, DC; of committee on Priestly Life
dawn of the
third Christian millennium."
In the evening, the
his son to die
on the cross
order to forgive the sins of all people, "appears to us as
which and renews," the pope said. During Lent, he said, "we enter into 'the abyss of Christ's passion,' we approach his cross, that cross on which he gave his life for our sins; we draw near in order to experience, at the end of 40 days of fasting, the a real 'abyss,' an unfathomable depth of love
He prayed that Catholics' Lenten prayers, fasting and penance would help "prepare the whole church for that great meeting with God's mercy which awaits us at the
God, who allowed
Pope John Paul
Rite of Election
with the poor and shows the limits of natural nourish-
a reminder that
Inner conversion, the pope said,
human beings are mortal and it calls them to recognize their own sinfulness and
forgiveness for personal and
said, "the attitude
the priest anoints people with ashes and
seek God's mercy and forgiveness, he said.
Mother Teresa Love:
of penance and conversion must be translated into concrete gestures of spiritual renewal and charity toward one's brothers and sisters."
pope led the
March 14 Presbyteral Council
March 15 Catholic Social Services Awards dinner
March 16 Meet with Diocesan Consultors
Okay To Hug The Bishop?
Bishop Curlin frequently speaks about his joy in Those who have had the pleasure to hear him know he is at his best in the pulpit, speaking from the heart; sharing poignant visiting parishes throughout the diocese.
March 18 11 am Mass and luncheon Hosted by Amazing Grays of St. Patrick
stories that reveal the presence of the living Christ
March 19 Father Ingatious Zampino, OFM,cap
ews & Herald
remaining seats in
as pastor, St.
March 10, Volume 4, Number 26
from joyful. It was the bishop's third trip to St. Joan of Arc in his 10-month tenure as our bishop, most recently to offer a healing Mass for victims of AIDS. Today, he would speak of other victims. With a strained voice, Bishop Curlin told of the now-deceased crimes committed by a former pastor of St. Joan of Arc, Father William Kuder. "A
man who Most Reverend William G. Curlin
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A deafening silence fell over the parish as the bishop told of his several meetings with the victim who reported his sexual abuse as a child by the Father Kuder. Without divulging specific details or identity, Bishop Curlin spoke of the victim's private hell, veiled in years of secrecy, and the journey back to confront and heal in the welcoming arms of the Church. Though dismayed with the news of a former pastor, the close-knit family of St. Joan of Arc took solace in the words of Bishop Curlin, and praised his convictions. Moreover, they heard our bishop speak in earnest as he vowed zero tolerance for offenders of sexual child abuse. It
as I grabbed one of the few Joan of Arc parish last weekend. Parishioners knew Bishop Curlin would celebrate Mass, but had no idea that his trip to the mountain parish was any less than a pastoral visit. This parish visit was far I
gauge the congregational response.
parishioners filed from the pews, I couldn't help wondering how they would greet their bishop, as he
stood outside in the drizzling cold. From a vantage I could hear snippets of conversations as
folks left the church. "Is
— with a
okay to hug the bishop?" A burly 40ish father quizzical expression
said over his shoulder
Bishop Curlin heard him, too. "Of course, buddy," said the bishop. "Thank you for personally coming to give us the news, and not letting us read this, or have someone deliver the message for you," said the bearded man to the bishop. "It made the world of difference to have you with us today," I heard a woman say to Bishop Curlin as she reached out to shake his hand. The line backed up as parishioners paused to offer to his wife.
gratitude to our spiritual shepherd. Children giggled
nervously; then, mustering up the courage, ran into
open arms, hugging their bishop. Bishop Curlin had confessed his personal pain as he made the announcement. It must have been a great consolation for our bishop to hear such kind words of affirmation as the faithful ambled past. This day, parishioners of St. Joan of Arc unwittingly came to share and pray with their bishop; they had no idea it was any less than a pastoral visit. In retrospect, they were right on the mark. It was the most pastoral of visits.
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John Paul II quotes Second Vatican Council frequently. Here is on excerpt: Ours is a world enslaved by sin, but liberated by the Crucified and Resurrected Christ. He died to defeat evil and help us reach our destiny and fulfillment in heaven. This theme of salvation coming from a loving God is picked up again at the end of the book when the Pope urges us to accept the Gospel and to see in creation the beautiful plan envisioned by God. The title: Crossing the Threshold the
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powers and oppressive systems. Even though we recognize our weakness, we realize that salvation - which is
impossible for mortals, is possible for God. (Luke 18:27) God wills that all of
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brightly decorated blankie are now faded
and to allow the spirit to lead you as you try to live a life of responsible love. God does not want us to be afraid. He came into the world precisely to save us from fear and sus-
to the Father's Will,
hundreds of miniature hearts that once
the Pope's presentation,
pale pink, stained and
He had made was good.
continually sustained by
the Creator's love.
Italian journalist Vittorio
asked the Pope the kind of questions you and I would love to ask him ourselves. For example, Have you ever doubted? How do you pray? Does God really exist? If so, why is He hiding? Is Jesus truly the Son of God? Why is there so much evil in the world? Since there is only one God, why are there so many
my two-year-old daugh-
no object more prized two foot by three foot piece of
ter Teresa, there is
frayed material. After a fall, following a tantrum, while meeting someone new or
getting ready for bed,
quently hear Teresa ask, "Where's blankie?"
she catches sight of
straight for her
and a child
A baby is born and a loved
one dies. One father takes a new job and another father
is laid off.
One couple One fam-
mouth, her index finger hooks around
marries and another divorces.
her nose and suddenly
all is right in
world again. Blankie was a handmade gift for Teresa from her Aunt Nancy and for the past two years blankie has been at her side. Like pacifiers, teddy bears, "lovies" and other stuffed animals, blankie brings security, permanence and comfort in the ever-changing world of a little girl. It can be difficult as well as exciting for children to go through changes in their lives, especially because these changes are occurring so rapidly. "Enjoy this time with your children," many veteran mothers tell me. "It all goes by so fast and the changes come so quickly." For parents, change in our own lives can be just as challenging and exciting as it is for our children, but it can also be a time of great anxiety. When we make major changes in our lives, our decisions can get very complicated. The change is no longer limited to, "how will this affect mom and dad?" but "how will the change impact the lives of our children?" We long for the security and comfort of our safe worlds where everything is a known, even when another voice is nudging us to move in a new direction and we know that voice is right.
Today's families are faced with
many changes and
carefully thought through and others
come into our lives without warning. One mother leaves her job and another mother returns to the work force. An
searches for a simpler
another family seeks a fuller life. Change will often bring stress
and turmoil into
For Teresa's birthday,
make Teresa a new blankie. I thought we could gradually introduce the new blankie and use the old one as a back-up in case the new one Nancy
was left behind or lost. This was a rather sinister idea coming from a mother who had her own blankie for more years than
the life of a family even when the change
she cares to divulge! Nancy's daughter,
But change can also bring about growth, self discovery, and a greater sensitivity toward others. We would be miserable creatures if we never changed. Change gives meaning and
Nicole, sewed a beautiful blanket and
direction to our lives.
As my husband Joe and I contemplate a move to a new town less than an hour away, I am humbled and in awe of people like Abraham, Moses and Elijah who often made split-second decisions to follow God' s word alone and move to a new land. To the twelve Apostles,
"Come, follow me."
Jesus simply said,
and Joseph said "yes" to God' s plan for their lives, the world was changed forever.
Whenever we change,
are faced with a
we need to remind ourselves of
the importance of prayer and listening
God as we grapple with all the issues involved in our decision. We may stumble, we may even'make a change for the worse, but God will always be with us through all the changes in our lives. In the Book of Jeremiah we read, "For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe. Plans to give you a future full of hope. When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will find me." to
matching pillow by hand. When Teresa opened the new blankie she was thrilled and carried "purple blankie" around for the first week. But when the first real only the original would do. She wanted the blankie that had been with her from the beginning, the one that was comfortable, worn and tattered. And
been ever since.
Sometimes we need
change because our
apart at the seams.
Or maybe we're
worn and rough around
We all have our days when
together by a thread.
being held the life
ups and downs,
our security blanket. It' s hard the time is right to make a change. Perhaps it's time when the patterns that once brightly decorated our days are beginning to fade from the patchwork of our lives. Children and adults need new challenges, new directions and new discoveries in order to flourish and grow. But often this means closing a chapter in our lives and this can be a very painful process. As hard as it is to imagine, one day when Teresa is ready, she will have to say good-bye to blankie as she embraces the next change
in her life.
faith to stand firm,
devotion to remain
constant and virtue to endure," said Saint
"They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives." Pope Leo the Great, another famous Peter Chrysologus.
the right time
for works of charity, but these days of Lent provide a special encouragement."
Chrysologus' meditation on prayer, fasting and mercy is one of my favorites. I mention all of this because I've change. If age 40 is not too late to discover the wisdom of the ancients, now is not too late to evaluate Lent and to do something about it. Respect for life, af-
Lisieux, Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint
home and what could be
John Vianney or Alphonsus Loguori
more important than respecting the spiri-
should be available in a Catholic book
tual life that sustains all the rest?
Saint Peter was a 4th Century bishop.
lived in the 5th century.
chose these quotations because I discovered these two gentlemen relatively recently.
You see, when I was in college
sors didn't "dig" the
in the late
because they weren't "relevant." We concentrated on psychology, sociology and something called "the pedagogy of the oppressed." What they offered didn't satisfy me.
found that some of the "irrelevant" men and women of church history had many relevant things to say. Years
come to believe that it' s never too late to
Regardless of how s
much time is left,
not too late to salvage your Lent.
not too late to do something for the
Glory of God, for your own spiritual well being and for your neighbor. Here are a few suggestions. Read a good spiritual book. It need not be a long one. A small devotional might be just the ticket. Something by or about Saint Theresa of
Q. Is there any difference remainand Catho-
When you do
Give to the needy. This
and read it. Of course, the best book to is The Book. Read the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. Pray daily. If it is only five minutes, do it! God listens. When you are done, listen to Him. Try to make those five minutes your time alone with Him,
There are needy people everywhere. Put money in an envelope and mail it without a return address to an unemployed neighbor. Give your week' entertainment money to a church project in need of funding. Call or an invite to lunch a lonely person who needs company (a simple telephone call can do wonders). Say something nice to a difficult neighbor or fellow parishioner each
you had done more (or less, depending on what you've been doing)? Did you ever feel that your giving was inadequate? I have. over, wishing
Not Too Late
It's "There are three things that will cause
you have an old devotional or
prayer book at home, blow the dust off it
Fast. Forget the big resolutions
you know you will be unable to keep. Pick something simple that you like but don't need and give it up. It could be a soft drink, a television show that
get the idea. It's not too late to
break old habits and learn
Catholic and Episcopalian Agreements on Doctrine
ing between Episcopalian
teachings? A friend of mine who attends the Episcopal Church tells me her priest explained that most of the differences lic
Communion have been
resolved. Is she right?
Father John Dietzen assert that there
no longer doctrinal differences between our churches. Some remarkable agreements have been reached, however, in the Anglican-Roman Catholic are
that agreement between the two churches
This year, for example, the U.S.
They affirmed together 1
In the Eucharist, the church
benefits of this sacrifice. 2.
makes when the
In the Eucharist Christ
himself present sacramentally
bread and wine are changed into his
body and blood. 3.
body and blood of Christ may be reserved for Communion of the sick and the
reserved for adoration, as an
extension of the worship of Jesus Christ at the celebration 4.
There is no question, however, that and similar agreements are major events as we move with hope toward the unity for which Jesus prayed at the Last for.
We hear some wonderful ser-
mons in our parish about our Blessed Mother, but not much about the rosary any more. Is it still a recommended prayer for Catholics? A. It certainly is. For centuries, the rosary has held a prominent place in the
of the Eucharist.
Only a validly ordained priest can
be the minister who brings into being the sacrament of the Eucharist and offers sacramentally the redemptive sacrifice of Christ which God offers us. Participants in the dialogue concluded that "the Eucharist as sacrifice is not an issue that divides our two
Because of the many levels of vocal and meditative prayer it offers, the rosary remains an important and valuable part of the spiritual lives of many people.
Marys, underlaid with events in the life of our Lord and his mother, are exactly
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It seems to me that Catholics who do not have this as part of their "collection" of ways to be with God in prayer
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Film Portrays Poet's
age group for the video audience.
Troubled Marriage —
YORK (CNS) Based on Michael Hastings' controversial play, "Tom & Viv" explores the turbulent first marriage of poet T.S. Eliot. American-born but an Anglophile through and through, Tom (Willem Dafoe) is a 1 9 1 4 postgraduate student under Bertrand Russell (Nickolas Grace) at Oxford when he falls for high-born, cultured Vivien HaighWood (Miranda Richardson) and they
Admirers of Eliot may be disap-
are read, but this
tially the portrait
of a marriage and the
story of Vivien, not Eliot or his poetry.
energies into his poetry. She totally
Dafoe does an incredible job of conveying a straitlaced person who hated emotional displays even to the point of describing poetry as an escape from emotion and yet who married someone at the mercy of wild emotional states brought on by physical symptoms that apparently disgusted him. Dafoe captures the tortured, clench-jawed poet who may have inwardly suffered in the marriage but ultimately chose to abandon his embarrassing wife. Rosemary Harris portrays Viv's mother, who with eloquent understatement confronts Tom with what he has done when he commits his frail wife to an institution. Phillip Locke as Viv's father smartly delivers some withering dialogue upon learning the poet has run
believes in his genius and objects
off with his only daughter.
Her brother Maurice (Tim Dutton) only hints to Tom of Vivien'
symptoms would be indelicate to describe. In fact, Viv probably suffered from a hormonal imbalance causing frequent, heavy menstruation and resulting mood swings that prescribed volatile nature as the physical
medications only exacerbated. Repressed Eliot refused to discuss her condition frankly with his wife so the twosome poured their
to support them.
as a debonair
carries off the
Victorian con first
high-speed train robbery in history
British production boasts
hair-raising high jinks
and an impres-
Michael Crichton. There is a fair amount of lighthearted doubleentendres and an acceptance of less than
The U.S. Catholic Conference is A-III adults. The Motion Picture Association of
America rating is PG
O'Keefe). Though flawed with some
ficed to raging hormones, disastrous
heavy melodrama and a contrived resolution, director John Lewis Carlino's
anchor around Eliot's neck. Eliot's
prescriptions and the refusal of doctors
story of family life has
decision to be baptized into the Church
and her own husband to level with her and pursue appropriate treatment.
of England also infuriates Viv, but he weathers her emotional fits stoically. Her incidents of temperament further exasperate Eliot. Doctors glibly attribute Viv' s erratic outbursts to "moral insanity." Upon her wealthy father's death, her share of the estate is put under the control of Tom and her brother. In 1938, the
arrange to have
Viv institutionalized. Tom never contacts her again and treatment for her symptoms is never pursued. She dies
This comes across as tragic, especially in the final scene where Viv is clearly sane
and painfully self-aware as
The film' s suggestion that she was a on his poetry seems on
shakier ground. Nor is Eliot's religious conversion treated with any depth. And,
is A- II adults and The Motion Picture Asof America rating is PG
Some heavy menace, a few sexual
parental guidance suggested.
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characters at various stages and the cast
in a slick
accept brother Maurice's explanation
tion explanations for the behaviors of its
focusing on the player's emotional instability and its potential conse-
Dafoe and Richardson have limited chemistry between them, one is left to
period design for an involving movie.
Director Brian Gilbert combines a finely nuanced script with compel-
premise, then turns darkly serious by
and a handsome
still a stalwart supporter of her husband and his body of work.
much heart, warm humor and three
The U.S. Catholic Conference
up front for their mutual attraction that she wanted to escape her uppercrust family for the artistic life while he saw in Vivien the entrance to English society that he so coveted. The film leaves open to interpreta-
"The Scout" (1994) Down-on-his-luck baseball scout (Albert Brooks) in the hinterlands of Mexico discovers a phenomenal switch-hitting pitcher (Brendan Fraser) who, after being signed by the New York Yankees, is diagnosed by a psychiatrist (Dianne Wiest) as repressing terrible memories of childhood abuse and badly in need of therapy. Director Michael Ritchie begins with a lightweight but good-natured comic
marvelous performances to more than compensate. Some rough language and the intensity of emotional family con-
she lives out her final years alone. true collaborator
material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
"The Great Santini" (1980)
highly intelligent young
creasingly disparaged by
adults. The is A- III Motion Picture Association of parents America rating is PG-13 are strongly cautioned that some classification
— parental guid-
especially his teen-age son (Michael
deadly stretch of river, knowing the two will kill her and her family even if they survive the trip down the rapids. Frequent menace and brief shots of brutal violence. The U.S. Catholic Conference
sive re-creation of the period by direc-
who delivers a multilay-
husband (David Strathairn) and young son (Joseph Mazzello) is forced to take two fugitives (Kevin Bacon and John C. Riley) down a unathletic
Donald Sutherland and girlfriend Lesley
Outdoors thriller in which a former river guide (Meryl Streep) on a Whitewater rafting vacation with her
with the aid of accomplished locksmith
ered and emotional performance as the
"The River Wild" (1994)
Most central to the drama's success is
(1979) Sean Connery stars
Solid portrait of a gung-ho but aging Marine fighter pilot (Robert Duvall) who, having no war to fight in 1962, brings his own war home to cause conflict with his wife (Blythe Danner), and
forced to take a
As he becomes accepted
"The Great Train Robbery"
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'QmtmicfwZmonoj Cosechando en Por
Tiempo de Conversion
La conversion es una actitud fundamental de la vida cristiana, exigencia de
ARTURO DE AGUILAR
nuestra fe y de nuestro Bautismo.
Por el pecado rechazamos a los hombres, causandoles sufrimientos,
Aquellas personas que conocen de
Como sabemos, el fin de un fruto no
agricultura podran estar de acuerdo
es solo el ser cosechado, sino algo mas.
hemos optado por Dios y
conmigo en que son muy pocos los frutos o verduras que se siembran a finales del otono para ser cosechadas a mediados del invierno. Normalmente el invierno nos trae esa imagen de frio, desolation
pecado y a su imperio
y recogimiento. Me llamo la atencion cuando me dijeron que la comunidad hispana de Newton estarfa "cosechando" a mediados de febrero y decidf investigar de que se trataba. Despues de un arduo trabajo de mas de un aho, se llevaria a cabo la "cosecha de ninos y ninas"... pero de ninos y nihas que han'an su primera comunion. Despues de sembrar esa semillita que es la Palabra de Dios en este grupo de 15 ninos, llego el tiempo de cosechar los frutos: la ceremonia de primera comunion, celebration tan esperada por ninos, nihas y los papas. Fue un gran dfa para esos pequehos que lucieron sus hermosos trajes nuevos, la mayorfa blancos, significando la pureza y sencillez de los ninos. El merito de esta "cosecha" no es solo que se
llevo a cabo en invierno,
sino que fue la primera "siega" de la
temporada, es decir ha sido el primer grupo que se educa en los misterios basicos de la doctrina cristiana. Al decir primer grupo me refiero al primer grupo preparado en espahol y por catequistas hispanas que dedicaron su tiempo para inculcar en estos pequehuelos el amor a la Palabra de Dios y a su Iglesia.
de estos ninos y ninas no es solo el haber hecho la primera comunion. Este es apenas el comienzo de su caminar por la vida cristiana. Es ahora cuando toca a los padres y padrinos tomar cargo de ellos y llevarlos por el buen camino de la formation cristiana. De ellos depende que ese fruto no se heche a perder, sino que crezca y pueda multiplicarse dando nuevos frutos. La ceremonia de primera comunion se llevo a cabo en la parroquia de San Jose en Newton y estuvo muy concurrida. Despues de la Misa, festejados, padres y padrinos pasaron a disfrutar de una pequena fiesta organizada por miembros de la comunidad. el fin
Felicidades a todos los ninos y ninas que recibieron por primera vez el Cuerpo
y Sangre de nuestro Senor y recuerden que aquf no termina todo, sino mas bien comienza. Continuen asistiendo a sus clases de catecismo para que cultiven ese amor a Cristo que recien ha sido sembrado en ustedes. Que esta sea tambien una motivation para que todos los padres de familia lleven a sus hijos e hijas a la doctrina y no solo por el interes de que hagan la
primera comunion, sino con la idea de que puedan cosechar en un futuro buenos cristianos no solo en invierno sino durante todo el ano. Felicidades tambien a toda la comunidad de Newton que esta trabajando muy duro para crear una verdadera comunidad de cristianos unidos por el mismo amor a Jesucristo.
Este termino que viene del griego significa arrepentimiento moral,
una vez y para siempre. Este termino esta fntimamente unido al de penitencia, que es una virtud que tiene su lugar en la vida de los cristianos como una prolongation de la conversion
Es una Se y radical.
una "vuelta interior". Dios llama a las personas a entrar en comunion con El. Pero se trata de refiere a
pecadores, pecadores de nacimiento. El punto de partida de ese llamado
cambio de conducta, una nueva orientation de todo
El acto de conversion
sellado con el Bautismo se
Hemos optado por vivir como
Dios en su reino, siguiendo el ejemplo y las ensenanzas del Hijo de hijos de
La option del Bautismo ha de ser permanente en nuestra vida y traducirse en fidelidad constante y continua a la gracia y a la alianza con Dios, y en un rechazo cada dfa mas completo y radical de todo pecado u ofensa a Dios. Sin embargo, no siempre perseveramos en la obra empezada. No siempre logramos alejarnos del pecado. Seguimos con las malas inclinaciones de nuestra naturaleza. Nos dejamos veneer por las tentaciones. Nos dejamos seducir por el mal ejemplo de un ambiente mundano, corrupto y corruptor. Asf lastimosamente, caemos en el pecado. Por el pecado rechazamos a Dios, su plan
su amor, su
alianza y su justicia.
Poco se cuenta de san Jose, pero nos basta saber lo esencial de nuestro patrono. No se nos ha transmitido por escrito ni una sola palabra suya. Que tuvo sus preocupaciones, queda expresamente testificado. Pero hablo poco, tan poco, que sus palabras no se transmitieron a la posteridad. Sabemos
que procedfa de
augusta extirpe de
que pedir asilo en un lugar extranjero. Esta pobre vida oculto el silencioso cumplimiento de su deber y la virtud de la justicia. Era un hombre que organizo su vida conforme a la palabra y la ley de Dios, a pesar que esta no parecfa actuar a su conveniencia.
cuestion de humilde confianza, que sirve
verdaderamente a Dios y no a piedad.
Article by Arturo
pecado rechazamos a
hiriendola dolorosamente, ocasionando escandalo y mal ejemplo y
comprometiendo su mision salvadora en el mundo. Pero el amor de Dios y su misericordia no tienen lfmites. Superan infinitamente a la mezquinidad del pecado.
verdadera caridad de
dispuesta a perdonar y acoger a los pecadores arrepentidos.
Asf todos, y siempre, podemos reconstruir nuestra vida cristiana.
El sacramento de la Reconciliation esta a nuestro alcance.
Cristo misericordioso nos espera.
Tambien nos espera
hermanos en la fe. No dejemos caer en vano la solfcita y tierna invitation de la Iglesia. Volvamos en nosotros. Convirtamonos. (Con permiso de los Padres de la Sociedad de San Pablo). los
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El servicio de Dios no era para Jose
To Our Friends
Marzo 20: San Jose, esposo de Maria
cuestion de sentimientos piadosos, sino
exige una conversion, y luego, a lo largo de toda la vida, una actitud penitente. Esta conversion implica
hecho, por la fe y
David, la cumbre de la historia nacional de su pueblo, que en Jose era expresada en la sencillez de un humilde carpintero, en la suerte de los inmigrantes que tienen
Terminos Teologicos: Metanoia la
A este hombre
se le confid la
protection paternal de aquel que es la salud del mundo. Recibio en su familia
a aquel que vino a salvar al mundo, que
todos llamaron "el hijo del carpintero". En san Jose tenemos el ejemplo del cristiano
Dios, el ejemplo del padre que cuida carinosa y celosamente a su hijo, el ejemplo del esposo considerado y
amante de su mujer. Es por ello que san Jose fue nombrado patrono de la Iglesia universal, patrono de los pobres,
obreros y de los pobres. Es el modelo del hombre justo y recto.
La fiesta de San Jose, padre adoptivo de Jesus y esposo de la Virgen Maria, se ha celebrado el 19 de marzo desde el siglo XVII, excepto cuando es domingo, y entonces se celebra al dfa siguiente. El Papa Gregorio V declaro esta fecha de precepto (pero ahora ya no lo es), Pfo DC proclamo a San Jose Patrono de la Iglesia universal y en nuestra diocesis el obispo Guillermo G. Curlin acaba de introducir esta festividad
about a group of Hispanic children
Newton who received their first communion. This is the first group in that community to receive inin
structions for this sacrament in
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Article about conversion, espe-
during this time of Lent,
which is a good opportunity change our lives.
— Explanation of
term "metanoia" which means transformation, radical change and
— Reflection on Joseph.
the feast of St.
Varios de los ninos y ninas que recibieron su primera comunion en San Jose, comunidad de Newton, fueron los encargados de recoger la colecta y presentar los dones durante el ofertorio, algunos
de ellos con
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Influencing legislators to craft a
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welfare reform policy that does not hurt children was one of the top priorities of
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the picture be
vitalizing U.S. foreign aid in a post-
He feels its presence indicates
Cold War world and curbing the U.S. arms trade around the world, particularly the export and use of land mines.
tional Right to Life
the social ministry leaders.
rejects a formal appeal of the case.
Bloomingdale High School senior the school to
the school sees something
him because he
not a Christian.
FDA To Stop Fast-
Track Approval For RU-486 WASHINGTON (CNS) Nearly two dozen members of Congress, along
with medical and scientific experts and Americans United for Life, have asked the Food and Drug Administration to stop any fast-track approval of RU-486, the so-called "abortion pill."
60-page citizen and hand- delivered the document, supplemented by tables and scientific references, to the filed a
Northern Ireland Churches Called To Cut Through Paralysis To Peace
spoke in Washington. The Rev. John Dunlop, a Belfast Presbyterian minister, and Father Oliver
petition with the agency,
Crilly, a Catholic pastor in Strabane,
FDA Feb. 28. Petitioners requested that
one of the region's poorest areas, spoke Feb. 26 at a Catholic social ministry meeting on the final leg of a five-city
the agency "refuse to approve any
drug applications ... for RU- 486 ... for use as a pharmaceutical abortifacient." The petition does not oppose or even address the use of RU-486 in treating diseases such as breast or ovarian cancer or brain tumors. Catholic Leaders Discuss Taking 'Families First'
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catho-
social ministry leaders
U.S. speaking tour.
men had used for presentations on their speaking tour Scripture readings about men afflicted with paralysis, a choice he found particularly appropriate. "There is still paralysis in Northern Ireland," Father Crilly said. Although people are less immobilized than before the Irish Republican Army and unionist partisans declared a cease-fire a few months ago, generations of fear and hate
the country talked Feb. 27 about how to
nal Joseph Ratzinger, head of the Vatican
INDORE, India (CNS)
work, said local church sources. Sister Rani Maria, 40, a missionary from Kerala state in southern India, was stabbed over
for a visit, the sources
an Asia church news
agency based in Thailand.
the eyes of a
of blood. After the meeting with Cardi-
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Bishop Girolamo Grillo of Civitavecchia-Tarquinia answered "no comment" when asked about the test results. "I don't think the results will be published," he told Catholic News Service. He also answered "no comment" when asked if further scientific studies will be done on the statue or whether he plans to form a commission to study the possibilities
of a supernatural event.
To Reject Communion For Invalidly Doctrinal Official Said
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardi-
nal Joseph Ratzinger, the Vatican 'stop
murder," the Indian bishops' conference said in a message Feb. 26 to Chief Minister Digvijay Singh of Madhya Pradesh state, where the murder oc-
doctrinal official, considers "unaccept-
Some 2,000 people, including seven bishops in Madhya Pradesh and
church, said a source close to the cardi-
two from Kerala, attended the funeral Mass Feb. 27 in Indore's St. Francis
The well-informed source said that an interview given by a French bishop after meeting the cardinal is "ambiguous" regarding Cardinal Ratzinger' position. The source, who asked that his name not be used, commented on an interview with Bishop Henri Derouet of Arras, France, that appeared Feb. 21 in the Paris Catholic newspaper, La Croix.
able" any permission for Communion to
be taken by divorced Catholics in new marriages considered invalid by the nal.
of the cardinal's views, said the source.
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position" of the bishop than a reflection
statue that eyewitnesses said cried tears
"The Catholic community of India shocked and grieved at the brutal
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nun involved in development projects for women and tribal people in central India was stabbed to death on a bus Feb. 25 by killers hired by opponents of her
ROME (CNS) The Jesuit Refugee Service has set up several centers throughout Croatia to help more than 200,000 refugees who have fled wartorn Bosnia-Herzegovina. The center's
Centers In Croatia
and Directed by Roman Catholics
posing Foster's nomination.
NORTH CAROLINA Owned
Bishop In Crying Statue Case Consults With Vatican Doctrinal
Vatican's top doctrinal official after re-
In the Blue Ridge Mountains of
and legal protection. A small percentage of the refugees are Muslim. The others centers are located at Osijek, Split and Sisak. Psychologists, social workers and lawyers form part of the staff.
Committee, the American Life League, the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, the Christian Coalition and the Catholic Campaign for America in publicly op-
elements of the Catholic social agenda to Capitol Hill during their annual national meeting.
provides the mainly ethnic
Croatian refugees with food, counseling
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — An Ital-
Baptists join the
take "putting families first" and other
CHRISTIAN SUMMER CAMPS
in the Croatian capital,
ian bishop has consulted with the
Father Crilly noted that both clergy-
according to two Ulster clergymen
Northern Ireland moves toward peace, Catholic and Protestant churches have a fragile role in uniting
and makes contraceptives available
suit officials in
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1229 Montreat Road
Roundtable Honors Msgr. Egan
assistant to the president for community
And Longtime Aide For
Chicago's Msgr. John
assistant for the past quarter-century,
Margaret Roach, received the Harry A. Fagan Roundtable Award for Catholic
social action leadership Feb. 25.
Paul University in Chi-
Juneau Administrator Named; Bishop Kenny's Funeral Set JUNEAU, Alaska (CNS) Juneau
quet, held during Roundtable' s annual
to Mexican-born Sara Luna Corral,
meeting in Washington. Roundtable is a national association of Catholic diocesan social action directors. Msgr. Egan,
many as "the father of urban ministry." He was founding di-
rector of the
Chicago archdiocesan Of-
founder of the Catholic Committee on Urban Ministry, director of the Univer-
turned 120 Feb. 21, the world's
alive in California at 126
years old. Her age
documented on the copy of her birth certificate which family members requested from Mexican officials in 1 992. It shows a birth date of Nov. 20, 1 868, the year Ulysses S. Grant was elected president of the United States. A copy of the document was is
provided to Catholic News Service. Mrs.
of Notre Dame's Institute for Pasto-
Corral and her 75-year-old daughter,
and Social Ministry, and Chicago
Emerita Carrasco, live at Telacu Senior Court in Baldwin Park. Mrs. Corral has and widowed four been married times and had eight children. In 1992, many of her four surviving children, 70
archdiocesan director of human relations and ecumenism. Since his retirement in the archdiocese, he has been
Sharing the Gospel Through Music, Newman Singers To Perform "In Concert" ASHEVILLE— Nationally known
bring the best in inspira-
refreshments. A $2
tional musical leadership
fee will be charged
inspirational music, the University of
entire family, while the
bilia and gift certificates
of Anchorage, Bishop Kenny's predecessor in the Juneau Diocese, was sched-
uled to be principal celebrant of the
memorate 50 years of Catholic second-
funeral Mass March 4 at Dzantik' i Heeni
ary education in the Charlotte area.
Middle School in Juneau. Other celebrants were to be bishops and priests from Alaska and the West Coast, with Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles presiding. Bishop Kenny was to be buried afterward in the crypt of the Shrine of St. Therese on Lynn Canal, 23 miles north of Juneau, where Alaska's first bishop, Bishop Joseph Crimont, was buried 50 years ago.
With New Weekly Call-In Show PHILADELPHIA (CNS) Cardi-
show. The show scheduled to debut Feb. 27 and airs Mondays from 5-6 p.m. on local station WFIL 560 will cover local and national issues of interest from a Judeo-Christian perspective. Bonnie
call- in radio
ten years, presenting
cago says that "The
and will serve as moderator. Listeners have an opportunity to call in and speak
Singers... are a rich
to the cardinal or his featured guests.
workshops, concerts and liturgies for churches, schools and conferences. Their seven recorded col-
Denver in August,
two free con4 and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday
addition, they will present
$5 each or six for $25 and CCHS Foundations members or by calling (704) 525-7289. Since 1981, the Grand Prix Party has raised more than $ 1 50,000 for Charrately at
High School. The CCHS Foundation was founded
1974 by a group of parents
financial assistance for academic, cul-
and developmental pro-
at the school. Officers are
Polking, president; Richard Hoefling,
Peg Gavin, secretary and Morrison, treasurer. Other directors are Rick Carbonara, Gabe Caricini, Cindy Grim, Frank Hamilton, Lynn Holmes, Dan Kohn, Hans Lengers, Larry vice-president;
Kathy Mulvaney, Lour Raymond, Ed Schlicksup and John Thomas. Lippi,
terpersonal, oral and
and conscious participa-
celebrating 50 years
Tickets: $5 each, 6 for $25
drawn at CCHS Foundation Grand Prix Party ticket to be
Education: Full-time position working with
ing or administrative
Relief Direct Service
experience; strong hu-
Youth Minister and staff
man relations skills.
every other weekend,
Cruise Outlet of the Carolinas
2nd and 3rd
interact well with diverse
groups. Bachelors degree in related field required.
with organized program
a regional system with
with enthusiastic, dedi-
a centralized board,
stitutional kitchen skills
cated catechists. This
budget, salaries, pur-
preferred. Full-time in-
stituted for education.
chasing, tuition collec-
cludes every other week-
Position available July
Contact: Jim Kelley, Office of Devel-
family parish with 800
tion, bill paying.
children in Faith Forma-
excited about fu-
sume and salary expec-
Excellent benefits pack-
1524 E. opment, Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28207 (704) 331-
Skube, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of
paid holidays and vaca-
lent in Religious Ed.
-site child care
with experience in over-
seeing a Faith Forma-
from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Apply at Holy Angels, 427
deadline: April 15, 1995.
tion program. Salary
Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC, Monday-
Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30
the Inn, a residence for
ture challenges. Qualifi-
MA or equiva-
tations to: Dr.
resume and transcripts to Search Committee, Attn: Rev. James W.
School in Augusta, Ga.,
O'Neill, St. Paul the
to continue a tradition
Apostle Church, 2415
of quality Catholic edu-
Horse Pen Creek Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410.
diocesan policy. Send
(grades K-8, enrollment
Associate Director of
seeks a part-time resident
supervisor for alternate
weekends beginning Fri-
Diocese of Charlotte, comprising 46 counties, 89 parishes and mis-
sions and 35,000 Catho-
Masters degree and
Georgia certification or
an Associate Director of
5+) seeks a principal
p.m. Sunday. Send re-
5 enrollment 500) seeks
sibilities include: plan-
demonstrated ability as
ning, organizing and su-
Maggie Nadol, PO Box 30544, Charlotte, NC 28230-0544. For information call
for principal effective
an instructional leader, administrator, innova-
pervising the annual Di-
ocesan Support Appeal,
and manager with
the Diocesan Steward-
ship Effort and the Of-
nator of Faith Forma-
l,1995.New building opened Nov. 1992 has 24 classrooms, high school size gym, 500
tion. Part-time position.
surate with experience
Contact Father Richard
center, computer, art
and qualifications. Send resume by March
Farwell, St. Dorothy
eas related to develop-
Catholic Church, 148
ment as delegated by the Director of Develop-
Dorothy Ln., Lincolnton, NC 28092, (704) 735-
Proceeds will benefit the many needs of our new Catholic High School, opening in the Fall of 1995. to:
stewardship; strong in-
April 29, 1995
also be featured. Tickets are sold sepa-
Catholic school teach-
A "Grand Spree" raffle drawing for a 7-day Caribbean cruise for
(Continental U.S. airfare included)
(Need not be present
drawings. For ticket
Director of Religious
commiserate with edu-
information, call Jay Ostendarp at (704)
commitment to personal
3100 Park Rd. NC 28209
7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise for two aboard Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas\
time a silent auction
children and adults with
Return with check payable
will take place simultaneously with the
years school adminis-
Anniversary on Park Rd. and the 20thAnniversary of the CCHS Foundation with a
This year the event has been named Grand Prix Party" to com-
helps an assembly
To get there: Take exit 5 off I240 and turn right. Go about 2 miles to Beaverdam Rd. Turn right. Take the first left at Culvern. St. Eugene Church is at the end of the street
from area stores
and stewardship, a strong
of Catholic secondary education in Charlotte, its 40th
getaways, sports tickets and memora-
To work with
For information, call Janet Hart at (704) 25 1 -55 1 3 or the St. Eugene Church office at (704) 254-5193.
Pontiac. Other prizes include
Charlotte Catholic High School
courtesy of Dick Keffer
Direct Service Profes-
The Newman Singers are music ministers at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, March 1 8 and the Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on March 19. In
elementary school; 3-5
to enter more deeply
into full, active
of the backwards raffle
teaching experience in
pop and traditional music influences on their own dynamic style. The group was chosen as one of only six choirs from across the United
news personalshow with the cardinal
Keller, a local television ity, is
choir can be in the
example of what a
lections reflect the jazz,
World Youth Day
Tickets are $150 per couple and limited to 280 couples. The grand prize
Bevilacqua of Philadel-
hitting the airwaves as host of a
Adam's Mark Ho-
Amman. Archbishop Francis T. Hurley
the country for the past
Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Caro-
ancient ruins in Jerash, Jordan, north of
Father Richard Fragomeni of the
The Charlotte Catholic High School Foundation will present the 1 5th Annual Grand Prix Party lina
Eugene Church next weekend, March 18-19. The popular group of singers has been touring
States to be part of the Papal Choir at
Foundation Presents Grand Prix
diocesan consultors elected Father Michael Patrick Nash diocesan administrator Feb. 23. Funeral and burial arrangements were announced the same day for Bishop Michael F. Kenny. Bishop Kenny, 57, die'd suddenly of a brain aneurism Feb. 19 while visiting
Cardinal Bevilacqua Hits Airwaves
second is geared toward a youth audience and is followed by a fellowship session with
oldest living person. But don't
grandchildren and great-great-grandchil-
At Age 126, Sara Luna Corral May Be Oldest Living Person BALDWIN PARK, Calif. (CNS) The Guinness Book of Records has declared Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment,
grandchildren, and numerous great-
dren gathered for a party in her honor.
150 social ministry leaders from around
the country attended the awards ban-
Catholic; Masters de-
to Father P.
gree in Ed. Admin., cur-
Monte Sano Ave., Augusta,
riculum or related
as well as other ar-
ment. Applicants should
5575. Interviews by ap-
have 5 years experience
The Catholic News
Diocesan News Briefs Reconciliation Class students and high school seniors.
Maria and Holy Angels councils
credits may be earned. Deadline for applications is April 12. For information or an application, call Dr. Jose Neto, director of Mexico Summer Program, at (704) 825-6758.
participated in the evenign of din-
Father Andrew J. Novotny April 9- 1 6 at the Living Waters Reflection Center.
office needs lamps, living
MAGGIE VALLEY — Walk with
Jesus from the Hosanna of Palm Sunday
Triduum Alleluia of Easter morning at
through the solemnities of the into the
the week-long retreat, "In the Silence: In the Resurrection," directed
BELMONT — A Spring Retreat for
single people who are widowed, divorced is at
occupancy and $100 double occupancy if registered and paid before March 28. and includes two nights lodging and five meals. Benedictine chanting
and Saturday and Mass is daily in the Abbey Cathedral. For information call Maureen Baggatta at (704) 465-5 138 or
CHARLOTTE — The Refugee room
tables, bookcases, dressers
kitchenware. For information call Suzane Monet at (704) 568-8806 or drop off small items at 2217 Eastway Dr.
Children's Clothing Sale
and summer children's clothing sale is March 30 - April 1 at Holy Family Church. If interested in exchanging children' s clothing, baby equipment and
in the parish hall.
Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. For information, call Helen Turpish at
Parra at (910) 766-9318. All items must be clean and
men and women are welcome to attend a support group the third or divorced
Friday each month at 7:30 p.m.
The topic for March
"Enhancing Self Esteem." For information, call Sister Marie at (704) 17
of the Assumption and
schools for one week sessions from 4.
Sign up for one or
eight sessions, or for half-day
programs. Academic Enrichment programs are also offered in Language Arts, Math and Study Skills. Call Nancy Scheuerle at (704) 525-
Students from St. John Baptist de LaSalle in North Wilkesboro and St. Stephen Church in Elkin recently received the
Sacrament of Reconciliation. The children gathered around a lamb which represents their
Stations of the Cross and Benediction services are Fridays during Lent at 7:15 p.m. preceded by Lenten soup meals at 6 p.m at St. Aloysius Church. For information call (704) 256-1909.
Ecumenical Lenten Services GREENSBORO— The Church and
Community Forum offers interdenominational Lenten services Wednesdays during Lent at 12:15 p.m. Lunch is at 1 p.m.
at a cost
of $3 50. Dates and church .
March 15 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church; March 22 at First Lutheran Church; March 29 at West locations are:
Operation Rice Bowl
Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools Admissions Office at (704) 335-1334.
Ecumenical Dialogue HICKORY The Ninth Bishops'
Ecumenical Dialogue is April 25-26 at the Catholic Conference Center. The Catholic Diocese, Lutheran Church of America, the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church join to center around the theme "The Local Parish and the Denominational Church:
Collaboration, Competition, or Confron-
7:30 p.m. Church. at
Vincent de Paul
Educational Community, offers a program of language study and cultural
immersion in Mexico July 8 - Aug. 12. The program is available to all univer-
Church. For additional information, contact Robin Schimmel at (800) 639-2535.
The Catholic News & Herald welcomes parish newsfor the diocesan news
Good photographs, preferably black and white, also are welcome. Please submit news releases and photos briefs.
and mixers, music
10 days before the date ofpub-
World's Finest Church Organs
combe County Drug Commission, meets March 12, March 26, April 2, April 30
"Sound of Pipes" Sampled from European Pipe Organs.
CLEMMONS With Pancake Fund money and labor provided by Knights of Columbus Council 9499, two
projects were recently completed at Holy
1337 Central Ave. Charlotte, N.C. 28205 (704) 375-8108 (800)331-0768
Family Church. A sports court was built to allow youth groups and parishioners to play full court basketball and volleyball. A storage shed was built with materials donated by a member of the council. A custom built deck which connects the playground area to the parking lot was donated by a parishioner.
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IThe Rich Sound of a Pipe Organ competetively priced
to Parent," a
and May 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church in the Oscar Romero Room. For information, call (704) 684-
and dancing. For tickets call Tom Keigher at (704) 865-4854 or Tim
mation, call Reverend George Kloster at (704) 867-6212.
Holy Communion and simple Benediction, is observed on Fridays during Lent
cuts, cheeses, beer
includes exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross, prayer,
U.S. colleges, universities and seminar-
1076 St. Patrick's Day
for a voluntary contribution.
Cost is $60 and includes overnight lodging and three meals. For infor-
CHARLOTTE— Holy Hour, which
The Guide to Catholic Colleges and more than 200
couple and includes corned beef, cold
have had miscarriages
— A Knights of Co-
Lenten services sponsored by ParkSharon Neighborhood Churches are each Lenten Thursday at noon at Sharon Presbyterian Church. Lunch is available
7 p.m. at
Party is at Queen of the Apostles Church
and their parents. Registration is $10. For information, call Jay and Carmen Hamilton at (704) 663-641 1.
John Neumann Church. Call Patsy Albrecht at (704) 536-3348. at
abstinence to children 10-16 years old
CHARLOTTE — A support group
or stillbirths meets Tuesday,
Mother, Daughter, Father and Son Program is April 2 at St. Therese Church. The program teaches fertility awareness and
864-9409 or write to: Knights of Columbus 708 St. Michael Ln. Gastonia, NC 28052.
Gregory Council 6700
8 p.m. For information call Frank Pilieci
6997 or write to the Justice and Peace Ministry, 1524 E. Morehead St., Char-
poor through prayer, fasting, education and almsgiving. For information, contact Pamela Kinlaw, Assistant Coordinator, at (910) 723-
High School Parent Information Night Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. For information, call the
Day Dinner and Dance is at St. Michael Church on Friday, March 17 at
Catholic Relief Service's "Opera-
CHARLOTTE — Charlotte Catho-
of the Lost
GASTONIA — The Knights of Co-
Market Street United Methodist Church; April 5 at St. Pius X Catholic Church and April 12 at First Presbyterian
High School Information Night
theme, the Parable
4938 between the hours of 3 and 6
ASHEVILLE— Catholic separated
good condition. Proceeds will benefit
day camp. Open to Catholic school students and children from Catho-
nity to assist the
Bridge Benefit is March 16 at St.
toys for cash, call
now open for Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools' summer
the church playground fund.
MACS Summer Camp
June 1 2- Aug.
Belmont Abbey Col-
lege April 28-30. Cost is $ 1 20 for single
$200. For registration and information, call (704) 926-3833.
Knights Honor Wives
CLEMMONS — "Wife Apprecia-
was observed by Holy Family Church Knights of Columbus Council 9499 recently in the parish center. Holy Family, Our Lady of Mercy, Santa tion Night"
Mon.-Fri 9AM - 5PM
Mother's and Father's Day.
Bibles, Rosaries, Statues, Medals, Cards
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of us think that Stewardship is something practiced only by not something we hear offrom our young people. In the following is a speech, 16-year-old Niche Belodeau of St. John the Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro expresses what Stewardship means to her. adults,
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getting up in front of a bunch of people can be pretty intimidating and I
can get nervous very quickly. I'm not sure that I can influence you
make stewardship part of your life. But I am going to tell you what stewardship means to me, list some of the gifts God has given me and offer a few ideas on how to incorporate stewardship into your everyday life. stewardship
night. Perhaps you sing; join the choir or lead the singing at Mass. Maybe
you're a cleaning fanatic; volunteer to clean the church on Saturdays. Perhaps
your children have grown up and moved away. Schools are full of children you can help. You could read stories to kindergartners, play basketball with middle-
schoolers, visit a high school career day or offer a teacher a helping hand.
Now, what about treasure? If you get an allowance like me, consider giving ten percent to the collection each
I'm sure that you've heard these words before, but what do they mean in a real person's life? Believe me, I can understand hectic schedules because I'm running out of space on my own calendar. I have to juggle band practice, track, club meetings, homework and chores at home. That leaves little time for much else. However, some of the most important things can take so little time and yet
week. Make it a habit. Did you get a bonus check? Invite a lonely person to lunch or send flowers to someone. Not only will it make them happy, it will make you feel good also. Kids, have you outgrown some of your toys? Clean them up and donate them to a place that can use them. You and I have so many gifts from
be so rewarding. Roommatej
My clarinet can play hymns as well Non-Smoking
done out loud
Remember what Jesus said are the most important commandments: "Love the Lord your God with
student at school.
Service of Others
Necesita Personal para
to participate in
girls 7-15 the
(Recamareras para limpiar cuartos) Aplique en Persona En:
offers activities ranging
Horseback riding, swimming, soccer, rappelling, arts and crafts, and dance are among over 20
rock climbing, rappelling, and caving to mountain biking, rafting, and kayaking. Trips offer a challenging
activities available for selection
experience, enhancing confidence,
campers. Boys and girls attend separate one or two week camps, or they can select a 1 week coed camp.
leadership, and self-esteem. Campers attend one or two week sessions; all equipment is provided.
Beneficios incluye: comidas diarias,
buen sueldo, seguro medico, uniformes y oportunidades para progreso. O Pregunta por Dorothy or Robin
Telefono: (704) 331-4310
Contact Father Frank O'Rourke Vocation Director
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1621 Dilworth Road East
Camp Cheerio, PO Box 6258 High
Omni Hotel Third and College Streets
Adventure Camp is a coed wilderness program for those aged 10-17,
28203 (704) 334-2283
1-800-446-0945 1-800-334-1 139
Clinton, florin Carolina
o Telephone 252-3535
Asheville, H. Dale Groce
John M. Prock
NC 28806 Joan of Arc Parish Joan of Arc Parish
Departamento de Housekeeping
Consider ADVENTURE CAMP
eternal love. Let's re-
all you hear, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength" and "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Mark 12: 30-3 1 ) God loves us so much and has given us so much. Stewardship is one of the best ways to show Him that we appreciate and return His love.
TRADITIONAL CAMP Cheerio's summer resident camp
turn the favor.
as a lector, as well as in
PUT YOUR GIFTS1
THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA
family, friends, the beauty of the
can be as moving as singing at a nursing
as rock music. Bible reading can be
youth group. Stewardship can be as simple as
was chairperson of
cause I didn't want to see my friends drink and drive and possibly die on
using the gifts
— not bury or keep
Christmas party. We all can find something we care about or do well and use it to make God' world a better place. For in-
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ourselves. This includes the three T's time, talent and treasure.
excited about it. I mean,
and to share
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"Amazing Grace" fills the room; as heartwarming as watching our underprivileged "Blackhawk Buddies" open their presents at a
God has given us wisely, like in the story of the good and faithful servant. What God has given to us, He wants us to use
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