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News & Herald Volume 4 Number 27 • March

Serving Catholics in Western North Carolina in the Diocese of Charlotte

10,

1995

NC

Bishop Curlin

Bishops Issue Joint Statement

Declares, "Zero

Tolerance For Child

Following

is

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:

Sex Abuse"

We, the Roman Catholic Bishops in North Caro-

By JO ANN KEANE

.The Diocesan Sexual Policy,

Associate Editor

ASHEVILLE

During weekend Joan of Arc parish, Bishop Masses William G. Curlin addressed one of the at St.

most

difficult issues facing the

— sexual

today

Church

child abuse

as he

is

Clergy,

ees and volunteers

is

published every year in both diocesan

newspapers

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

reli-

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."

policy

employees of the Diocese of Char-

all

gious, lay

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

lotte.

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-

this

lina, are

employ-

in

all

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

criminal offense,

child abuse and with the family, to offer our comfort

volunteer of our dioceses will result in their being

specifically against

and assistance.

children.

proves true, the priest will be dismissed from priestly

"A committee has been estab-

ministry.

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

St.

Joan of Arc from June

1949

1,

until

his death. "I

know of no sorrow

Curlin. "Although

we can work

together, to pre-

child abuse," said

vent such a crime from happening again."

Bishop Curlin. "All

the past,

When

"Why

asked,

is this

news being reported 35 years

tragic

after Fa-

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.

aged

in this parish

commu-

We know there are today middlemen who once were

victims of

Father Kuder."

reported being sexually abused as a child by Father assure you,

the victims of Father

and

Bishop William G. Curlin

concerning

this serious matter."

A psychiatrist,

their families

the latest statistics concerning child abuse. "Eighty-five percent of

all

"The news media

continues to report child abuse in every profession that serves youth."

=

"As members of the Church,

all

"Although filled with

the sexual abuse of children," said the

bishop.

He

urged parents to provide their

children with careful instruction on sexual

pain,

we can

rise

ceased to feel the intense pain he brought them. Their Calvary has lasted a lifetime and continues to this very day."

again

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

and

— —

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

vocations. His

a priest, he will be immediately removed

from

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

we

civil

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

must

share responsibility for seeking to prevent

Kuder

have never

counselor,

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

=== —

me

Photo by Joann Keane

child abusers are parents," said Bishop Curlin.

Bishop Curlin told of his several meetings with the victim who

Kuder. "Let

me

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

advise

If

The Diocese of Charlotte has established a phone number for victims of sexual

toll-free

child abuse.

In his homily to

members of

St.

Joan of

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

cese

trained counselors, ready to assist callers either

by telephone or in

person — or with

the

appropriate outside referrals.

Inside Gratitude displaces anger during pastoral visit

page 4

Diocese to host min-institute on pre-catechumenate

page 2

Franciscan

is

Stewardship

mom

is

to five kids

blueprint for

life

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& Herald

March

Pope Names Washington Priest An Auxiliary Bishop WASHINGTON

— Msgr.

(CNS) iam E.

Lori, vicar gen-

eral of the

Archdiocese

The appointment was announced Feb. 28 by Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, apostolic

pro-nuncio to the United States.

Bishop-designate

was named

one year ago

at the

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

adults

Newnan,

Pre-Catechumenate allows initiateams to learn the rites necessary to prepare someone for entering the Catho-

serving for 10 years as

tion

secretary and theologi-

Teams

cal adviser to Cardinal

lic faith.

James A. Hickey of

toral musicians, pastors

Washington.

catechists

"I

know him to be a

man

of deep prayer and

total

commitment to the

ABOVE:

Curlin, in

a photo

taken prior to Bishop Curlin's installation

as the

third

Charlotte.

and associates,

and sponsors.

bishop of the Diocese of

Photo by

JOANN KEANE

the occasion of his ordination

Those who knew him in him as one of the most dedicated and joyful seminarians

I

was

privileged to

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-

Mary's."

of the

time of the apostles as a period of preparation for entry into the

Chruch and

sense of humor," said Bishop Curlin.

adviser.

"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-

Born

He will be ordained

May

6,

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

To

was mandated.

register for the institute, contact

Morehead

St.,

Charlotte, N.C.

28207 or

(704) 331-1714. For information, call Sheri Wilson at (910) 765-3499. call

Staff Writer Eduardo Perez contrib-

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article.

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bishop of Washington. Associate Editor Joann Keane con-

Baum, former arch-

tributed to this article.

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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-

Newnan.

can Church," said Bishop Curlin. "He is well liked by his brother priests and esteemed by them for his wonderful leadership and his marvelous

to

and theologians

shares the vision and experience of the

plications of initiation.

rite

has seen considerable developments

from God

a special gift

catechists, musicians

experience an of acceptance, learn what to do in the Pre-Catechumanate and share questions and insights," said at evangelization,

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Church as

pastoral ministers, liturgists,

the catechumenate and

the Archdiocese and to the entire Ameri-

the

The North American Forum on the Catechumenate an international net-

tutes that foster the

stages

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

tion rites.

Christian

Cathedral in Washington,

Christians.

Forum

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-

Curlin."

RCIA is a liturgical book containing the

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

hood May

Matthew's he was as-

Rite of

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-

adapted

"On

The stages of catechumenate for was restored for the Latin Church by the Second Vatican Council. The

work of

look

(to the priesthood),

followed.

and initiation teams, the institute uses an adult formation process that takes participants on a

"At

expectations.

St.

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

Mount

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

at

dioc-

esan director of Faith Formation.

after

Institute

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

Catechumenate

cuses on the

of Washington, was named auxiliary bishop of Washington by Pope John Paul II.

Lori, 43,

Diocese To Sponsor The Pre-

June 2-4

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March

10,

The Catholic News

1995

Franciscan Sister —

DUBUQUE, Iowa (CNS) Sister Anthony "Toni" Wagner answers more often these days to

"Mom"

than "Sis-

ter."

crisis center for children in

ent in

While

Is

Houston.

Chicago for five

years. Children sent

there were often sent back to unhealthy

a Franciscan

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

home.

7

at the

innovative

Village in Lockport,

SOS

Children's

111.

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

commitment, much

Wagner

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.

ingrained.

"Children know when they are cared for and

when

they are not," she added.

who came from a severely abusive home and spent time in the foster care lings

system.

Underdeveloped due to her birth mother's drug addiction, she would stiffen and hold her head back when Sister Wagner tried

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know

1949 to house orphans from World War

in

SOS

only one

The group home

in Lockport,

miles from Chicago, opened in

35

May

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"

who

offer general

household help as well as some respite

moms. The mothers,

Wagner's days are filled with making

GREENSBORO

car-pool arrangements, monitoring

riculture

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

is

her longtime

"We

try to

provide an atmosphere

even

when she takes out the trash, Sister Wagner says the moments she has to herself are

few and

Hairston. "Not only do religious support, but

academically."

Headquartered

far between.

we give students we support them

in the

said.

"Their trust level

is

They follow me to make sure I will

return."

Thea House,

Positions

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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

conflicts

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

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or other-

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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

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administrative

all

age

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for the late

But the job is not without its rewards. Sister Wagner recently heard

Open

Regional Coordinators

Eight campuses in the diocese provide full-time

African-American

named

Appeal, Campus ministry offers the pres-

Diocesan

the

the Eucharist."

five kids,

low.

Esperanza de los Ninos, a

women from

"It is

young men and same Christian tradi-

ture within the Catholic Church," says

by

and an allowance for each child from the state Department of Children and Family Services.

la

students so they can gather for prayer

and worship," says Father Kreml.

bften done in the afternoon. Finding

herself being trailed

homes, she

Casa de

to

tions to join each other in celebration of

providers on the records, receive a small

Wagner was a volunteer coordinator at

is

that expresses the African- American cul-

Before the children came to live

stranger to child care, Sister

"The focus of campus ministry

"Morning prayer"

habit of daily Mass.

Franciscan Sister Thea

No

Kreml, diocesan director of Campus Ministry.

with her, they had been in seven foster

salary

Alberta

Hairston has a unique opportunity as campus minister for North Carolina Ag-

for the

listed as foster care

Community

Staff Writer

school progress, fixing meals and mak-

dale, Fla.

Faith By EDUARDO PEREZ

Sister

Fort Lauder-

ity is in

Bonds Campus

around," the nun re-

^^^^^^^^m

other U.S. -based facil-

Ministry

called.

are not..."

120 countries. The only

(CNS photo from The Witness)

in

new home, she began to come

currently has

facilities in

week

her

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

"Children

300

become

they

Jennifer, the youngest of the five sib-

is

in

II,

believes that chil-

a

the convent again," said Sister

cept

Wagner

Sister

dren need long-term, stable environespecially at a very young age, ments when problems can be addressed before

like entering

"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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March

Tro-Life Corner

10,

1995

Lent Should Lead To Spiritual Growth VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope John Paul II said Lent

a time for prayer and penance, which should

is

lead to personal spiritual growth and acts of charity.

Speaking

March think today the world

is

upside

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

is

no time

to enjoy

each

other."

A

at his

general audience in the Vatican

Ash Wednesday,

the

When

are dust and to dust

Fruit Always in Season

(

it is

Respect Life Office Diocese of Charlotte

(704)331-1720

prayer and includes asking

is

rooted in peni-

God

communal

"for divine

sins."

Forgiveness also must be sought "for the continuing situations of injustice and violence in the world as

well as for

all

the conflicts and wars

which

still

threaten whole populations," he said.

When

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

may

piscopal Calendar

Bishop William G. Curlin will take part in the following events during the next few weeks:

March 12

say,

Wednesday procession from Rome's

St.

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

Passion."

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

sinful

is

an opportunity for solidarity for spiritual nourish-

Lent 1995

is

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

member

hearts.

dawn of the

third Christian millennium."

In the evening, the

his son to die

on the cross

in

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

justifies, forgives

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

human

God, who allowed

Pope John Paul

Charlotte

ment.

Rite of Election

Anselm Ba-

with the poor and shows the limits of natural nourish-

strengthen self-control,

am

St. Peter,

shall

a reminder that

Inner conversion, the pope said,

1987)

Ifie

9

you

human beings are mortal and it calls them to recognize their own sinfulness and

return,"

forgiveness for personal and

E

said, "the attitude

the priest anoints people with ashes and

"Remember you

says,

tential

c

pope

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."

We

other; there

1

pope led the

traditional

Ash

March 14 Presbyteral Council

March 15 Catholic Social Services Awards dinner

March 16 Meet with Diocesan Consultors

Is

It

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

Editor's

within.

March 19 Father Ingatious Zampino, OFM,cap

Thomas Aquinas

m

The Catholic

ews & Herald

was apprehensive

remaining seats in

Install

as pastor, St.

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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

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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

point nearby,

folks left the church. "Is

it

— 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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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,

The

hundreds of miniature hearts that once

threads.

the Pope's presentation,

pale pink, stained and

is

coming

He had made was good.

continually sustained by

the Creator's love.

'Where's literally

One Candle

across.

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

discussed.

Light

a penetrating

on by

just a

few

my two-year-old daugh-

Eileen

Marx

no object more prized two foot by three foot piece of

ter Teresa, there is

than this

frayed material. After a fall, following a tantrum, while meeting someone new or

when

getting ready for bed,

we

fre-

elderly parent

my

moves

quently hear Teresa ask, "Where's blankie?"

When

blankie, her

she catches sight of

thumb goes

straight for her

out.

moves

in

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

ily

all is right in

her

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

decisions.

Some

are

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

life

while

another family seeks a fuller life. Change will often bring stress

and turmoil into

For Teresa's birthday,

I

asked Aunt

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

she would

if

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.

crisis struck,

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,

that's the

"Come, follow me."

feeling a

is

positive.

Jesus simply said,

When Mary

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

way

it's

been ever since.

Sometimes we need

to

make

a

coming

change because our

lives are

apart at the seams.

Or maybe we're

little

the edges.

seems

worn and rough around

We all have our days when

like

our stuffing

together by a thread.

have, for

all its

is

Still,

it

being held the life

ups and downs,

is all

we we

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

know. to

It's

know when

that will

come

in her life.


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& Herald

March

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.

"Any time

saint, said,

is

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

or anything.

home and what could be

John Vianney or Alphonsus Loguori

don't

more important than respecting the spiri-

should be available in a Catholic book

tual life that sustains all the rest?

store.

Saint Peter was a 4th Century bishop.

Leo

Saint

lived in the 5th century.

I

chose these quotations because I discovered these two gentlemen relatively recently.

You see, when I was in college

my

theology profes-

sors didn't "dig" the

Church Fathers

1960's

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

later I

Lifelines

come to believe that it' s never too late to

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begins

Do you

at

feel guilty

when Lent

Regardless of how s

much time is left,

not too late to salvage your Lent.

It'

not too late to do something for the

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Q. Is there any difference remainand Catho-

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When you do

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it

up,

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anyone.

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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

without distractions.

week..

is

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

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It's "There are three things that will cause

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you have an old devotional or

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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

You

get the idea. It's not too late to

break old habits and learn

new

ones.

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

about Holy

Question Box

Communion have been

resolved. Is she right?

A.

It is

too

much to

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

A

that agreement between the two churches

miss a

greatly strengthened.

This year, for example, the U.S.

several "affirmations."

They affirmed together 1

.

that:

In the Eucharist, the church

empowered by

the

Holy

is

make

all

the

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.

this

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.

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Tom &

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the appropriate

age group for the video audience.

Troubled Marriage —

NEW

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-

Waste Land"

are read, but this

tially the portrait

is

essen-

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'

elope.

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

when he

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as a debonair

man who

carries off the

Victorian con first

high-speed train robbery in history

Anne Down.

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

tor-writer

virtuous behavior.

The U.S. Catholic Conference is A-III adults. The Motion Picture Association of

classification

America rating is PG

O'Keefe). Though flawed with some

them

as an

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.

strong values,

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

men

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

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adolescents. sociation

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sufficiently talented to portray such

relationship, the U.S. Catholic

adults.

Motion Picture

intriguing ambiguities.

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profanity.

The U.S. Catholic Con-

characters at various stages and the cast

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in a slick

feel-good finale.

accept brother Maurice's explanation

tion explanations for the behaviors of its

ling performances

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

flict.

as

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-

in 1947,

"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

ance suggested.

is in-

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

sacri-

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-

woman

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

she

literary circle,

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

Richardson,

"The River Wild" (1994)

Most central to the drama's success is

in the

(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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March

1995

10,

'QmtmicfwZmonoj Cosechando en Por

Tiempo de Conversion

invierno

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

el

Bautismo,

agricultura podran estar de acuerdo

es solo el ser cosechado, sino algo mas.

hemos optado por Dios y

su reino,

Por

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

Igualmente,

renunciando

pecado y a su imperio

Iglesia,

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,

de

cambio, transformacion.

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

transformacion

total

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

un

cambio de conducta, una nueva orientation de todo

el

comportamiento

El acto de conversion

sellado con el Bautismo se

cumple de

bautismal.

tenebroso.

al

Hemos optado por vivir como

Dios en su reino, siguiendo el ejemplo y las ensenanzas del Hijo de hijos de

Dios, Jesucristo.

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

salvi'fico,

su amor, su

alianza y su justicia.

Por

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

la

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

De

el

pecado rechazamos a

la

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.

Tambien

comunidad

la

verdadera caridad de

eclesial

la

siempre esta

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

la bella

familia de

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

ARTURO DE AGUILAR

El servicio de Dios no era para Jose

To Our Friends

divisiones, luchas.

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

persona.

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

De

A este hombre

la

propia

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

que cumple

la

voluntad de

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,

de los

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

como

fiesta

religiosa.

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Article about conversion, espe-

cially

during this time of Lent,

which is a good opportunity change our lives.

— Explanation of

to

the theological

term "metanoia" which means transformation, radical change and

conversion.

— 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

trajes tfpicos

de su

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March

1995

10,

World and National Briefs Of Jesus To Stay

School's Picture

Down Pending Court Appeal

WASHINGTON

Nearly 300 leaders from national Catholic organizations and diocesan

Southern Baptists Come Out Against Foster Nomination

vice to the refugees and counseling those

suffering war-related traumas, said Je-

A

Catholic Charities, social service and

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS)— The

Michigan public high school cannot

peace and justice offices were in Washincludington for four days of work ing an afternoon of lobbying on the Hill. Most had made advance appointments to meet the afternoon of Feb. 27 or 28 with members of Congress from their

Southern Baptist Convention is urging its 1 5 .4 million members to lobby against the nomination of Dr. Henry W. Foster Jr. as surgeon general. The church's leaders said fhey objected to the nomination because of Foster's involvement with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and because his "I Have a Future" pregnancy prevention program, they say, does not emphasize abstinence enough

(CNS)

continue to display a picture of Jesus that had been in a hallway for 30 years, a'U.S.

Supreme Court justice has

ruled.

John Paul Stevens Feb. 28 refused to postpone a federal judge's order that the 2-by-3-foot print be removed by March 1 Stevens had been asked to postpone the order to take the picture

Justice

state.

Influencing legislators to craft a

.

down

until the full court accepts or

welfare reform policy that does not hurt children was one of the top priorities of

Eric Pensinger had brought a suit against

Along with a wide list of domestic issues, they were also concerned about reshaping and re-

demand

the picture be

vitalizing U.S. foreign aid in a post-

The Southern

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

removed.

the school sees something

him because he

is

wrong with

not a Christian.

FDA To Stop Fast-

Petition Urges

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."

The group

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

WASHINGTON

(CNS)

its

who

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

new

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'

Agenda To

Hill

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catho-

lic

social ministry leaders

from across

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

still

paralyze people.

nal Joseph Ratzinger, head of the Vatican

Activist Indian

Nun Killed

Brutal Attack

INDORE, India (CNS)

I

work, said local church sources. Sister Rani Maria, 40, a missionary from Kerala state in southern India, was stabbed over

told

home

for a visit, the sources

UCA News,

an Asia church news

agency based in Thailand.

that

came from

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.

is

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.

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March

People

In

Roundtable Honors Msgr. Egan

assistant to the president for community

And Longtime Aide For

affairs at

Social

Ministry ,

WASHINGTON

Chicago's Msgr. John

J.

(CNS)

Egan and

his

assistant for the past quarter-century,

Margaret Roach, received the Harry A. Fagan Roundtable Award for Catholic

About

social action leadership Feb. 25.

De

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,

is

many as "the father of urban ministry." He was founding di-

rector of the

to

Chicago archdiocesan Of-

Urban

fice of

Affairs.

He was

also

founder of the Catholic Committee on Urban Ministry, director of the Univer-

turned 120 Feb. 21, the world's

much

very

tell that

who

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.

sity

of Notre Dame's Institute for Pasto-

Corral and her 75-year-old daughter,

ral

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

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The

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concert

is

for the

Singers

bring the best in inspira-

refreshments. A $2

tional musical leadership

fee will be charged

contemporary

liturgical

and

inspirational music, the University of

Iowa's

Newman

entire family, while the

bilia and gift certificates

and

of Anchorage, Bishop Kenny's predecessor in the Juneau Diocese, was sched-

the "Golden

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-

nal

Anthony

phia

is

new weekly

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

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5 enrollment 500) seeks

in

Catholic school;

sibilities include: plan-

experienced educator

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-

(704) 663-7113.

ocesan Support Appeal,

and manager with

the Diocesan Steward-

Administrator/Coordi-

ship Effort and the Of-

nator of Faith Forma-

Principal:

School

St.

in Charlotte

l,1995.New building opened Nov. 1992 has 24 classrooms, high school size gym, 500

tor

good

interpersonal

Inn, c/o

of Development's

tion. Part-time position.

media

surate with experience

Communication Pro-

Contact Father Richard

center, computer, art

and qualifications. Send resume by March

gram

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-

seat cafeteria,

and music

Proceeds will benefit the many needs of our new Catholic High School, opening in the Fall of 1995. to:

will

stewardship; strong in-

April 29, 1995

Thanks

two

also be featured. Tickets are sold sepa-

Catholic school teach-

July

to win)

A "Grand Spree" raffle drawing for a 7-day Caribbean cruise for

2nd

(Continental U.S. airfare included)

(Need not be present

drawings. For ticket

525-7289.

Director of Religious

commiserate with edu-

Winning

raffle

information, call Jay Ostendarp at (704)

commitment to personal

AC/Phone

3100 Park Rd. NC 28209

Grand Prix

multiple disabilities.

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise for two aboard Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas\

Charlotte,

time a silent auction

children and adults with

trative

Win a

CCHS Foundation

first

experience;

'Grand Spree'

Return with check payable

For the

will take place simultaneously with the

years school adminis-

Anniversary on Park Rd. and the 20thAnniversary of the CCHS Foundation with a

City/State/Zip.

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

Address

from area stores

restaurants.

and stewardship, a strong

of Catholic secondary education in Charlotte, its 40th

Name

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.

is

weekend

Pontiac. Other prizes include

sionals:

tion."

Charlotte Catholic High School

a Pontiac

is

courtesy of Dick Keffer

Direct Service Profes-

1993.

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

Am

Grand

elementary school; 3-5

to enter more deeply

into full, active

of the backwards raffle

teaching experience in

it

Special

hosting the

at the

liturgy, as

pop and traditional music influences on their own dynamic style. The group was chosen as one of only six choirs from across the United

certs at

news personalshow with the cardinal

Keller, a local television ity, is

choir can be in the

renewed

in

Chi-

example of what a

lections reflect the jazz,

World Youth Day

in

Ballroom

Tickets are $150 per couple and limited to 280 couples. The grand prize

tel.

Bevilacqua of Philadel-

J.

hitting the airwaves as host of a

cal

Union

Adam's Mark Ho-

Amman. Archbishop Francis T. Hurley

the country for the past

Catholic Theologi-

Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Caro-

ancient ruins in Jerash, Jordan, north of

for refreshments.

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

to St.

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

for their

CCHS

CHARLOTTE

oldest living person. But don't

known

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,

who

is

grandchildren, and numerous great-

dren gathered for a party in her honor.

150 social ministry leaders from around

78,

The News

cago.

the country attended the awards ban-

1995

10,

labs. Quali-

skills.

Salary

commen-

fications: practicing

3

Catholic; Masters de-

Costigan, 1420

1

to Father P.

James

gree in Ed. Admin., cur-

Monte Sano Ave., Augusta,

riculum or related

Ga. 30904-5394.

field;

fice

as well as other ar-

St.

ment. Applicants should

5575. Interviews by ap-

have 5 years experience

pointment only.


March

10,

The Catholic News

1995

&

M&stald

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-

dancing.

Father Andrew J. Novotny April 9- 1 6 at the Living Waters Reflection Center.

Donations Needed

tion

The donation

office needs lamps, living

sity

Easter Retreat

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

is

Spring Retreat

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

is

Friday

and Saturday and Mass is daily in the Abbey Cathedral. For information call Maureen Baggatta at (704) 465-5 138 or

D'Amato

at (704)

256-8666.

CHARLOTTE — The Refugee room

furni-

tables, bookcases, dressers

ture,

and

kitchenware. For information call Suzane Monet at (704) 568-8806 or drop off small items at 2217 Eastway Dr.

Children's Clothing Sale

CLEMMONS

— The

spring

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

Mary Church

St. Patrick's

at

Day

7:30 p.m.

in the parish hall.

Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. For information, call Helen Turpish at

(704) 487-0576.

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.

at Catho-

The topic for March

"Enhancing Self Esteem." For information, call Sister Marie at (704) 17

parishes,

camp

is at

Our Lady

of the Assumption and

St.

Ann

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

Church

Sacrament of Reconciliation. The children gathered around a lamb which represents their

is

Lenten Services

HICKORY —

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.

255-0146.

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

p.m.

St. Patrick's

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

lumbus

tion Rice

Bowl" provides

the opportu-

lotte,

A

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:

Day

Collaboration, Competition, or Confron-

— "Parent

for people

7:30 p.m. Church. at

at St.

Study Abroad

BELMONT

Vincent de Paul

Cenanahuac

Educational Community, offers a program of language study and cultural

immersion in Mexico July 8 - Aug. 12. The program is available to all univer-

Roman

and hu-

Catholic

Church. For additional information, contact Robin Schimmel at (800) 639-2535.

is

The Catholic News & Herald welcomes parish newsfor the diocesan news

$25 per

Good photographs, preferably black and white, also are welcome. Please submit news releases and photos briefs.

and mixers, music

at least

(704) 853-8656.

10 days before the date ofpub-

lication.

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

For information

call or

write

njusic^Electronics.Inc.

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.

The Franciscan Center Catholic Gift & Book Store 450+ Book Titles & GIFTS for ALL occasions;

Belmont Ab-

bey College of International Awareness, in cooperation with the

at

in the educational

values of the

JOHANNUS

or live with adolescents facilitated by Chuck and Cherryl Lawrence from the Bun-

Knights Labor For Church

grounded

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-

ies

and dancing. For tickets call Tom Keigher at (704) 865-4854 or Tim

who work

mation, call Reverend George Kloster at (704) 867-6212.

Holy Communion and simple Benediction, is observed on Fridays during Lent

cuts, cheeses, beer

Parent Program

6098.

includes exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross, prayer,

p.m. Cost

O'Donohue

ARDEN

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

at 8

March 14

St.

The Guide to Catholic Colleges and more than 200

Parties

couple and includes corned beef, cold

tation."

Lenten Services

March 18

1

have had miscarriages

Universities describes

— A Knights of Co-

Lenten services sponsored by ParkSharon Neighborhood Churches are each Lenten Thursday at noon at Sharon Presbyterian Church. Lunch is available

program

7 p.m. at

man

Party is at Queen of the Apostles Church

Ecumenical

women who

College Guide

and their parents. Registration is $10. For information, call Jay and Carmen Hamilton at (704) 663-641 1.

BELMONT

Meet

John Neumann Church. Call Patsy Albrecht at (704) 536-3348. at

abstinence to children 10-16 years old

Patrick's

Sisters

CHARLOTTE — A support group

or stillbirths meets Tuesday,

lumbus Council

Hannah's

Mother, Daughter, Father and Son Program is April 2 at St. Therese Church. The program teaches fertility awareness and

St.

St.

864-9409 or write to: Knights of Columbus 708 St. Michael Ln. Gastonia, NC 28052.

for

Gregory Council 6700

8 p.m. For information call Frank Pilieci

NC 28207.

MOORESVILLE

St.

at (704)

6997 or write to the Justice and Peace Ministry, 1524 E. Morehead St., Char-

Church.

CHARLOTTE

Day Dance

Patrick' s

poor through prayer, fasting, education and almsgiving. For information, contact Pamela Kinlaw, Assistant Coordinator, at (910) 723-

is

High School Parent Information Night Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. For information, call the

Sheep.

Day Dinner and Dance is at St. Michael Church on Friday, March 17 at

Catholic Relief Service's "Opera-

lic

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

Family Awareness

ASHEVILLE— Catholic separated

Social Services.

lic

good condition. Proceeds will benefit

Support Group

lic

day camp. Open to Catholic school students and children from Catho-

nity to assist the

Bridge Benefit is March 16 at St.

is

Anne

toys for cash, call

in

Registra-

now open for Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools' summer

all

the church playground fund.

—A

MACS Summer Camp

June 1 2- Aug.

Bridge Benefit

SHELBY

music and

CHARLOTTE —

Belmont Abbey Col-

lege April 28-30. Cost is $ 1 20 for single

Frances

ing, entertainment,

by Jesuit

$200. For registration and information, call (704) 926-3833.

or separated

Ten academic

X

Knights Honor Wives

CLEMMONS — "Wife Apprecia-

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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.

for

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

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