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All Roads Lead to Lincoln Park Thousands of friends of exceptional and underprivileged children will dance tomorrow night to the music of the Meyer Davis Orchestra at the Bishops' Charity Ball at Lincoln Park Ballroom, North Dartmouth. Youngsters attending the Nazareth Hall schools and special summer camps of the diocese will benefit from ball proceeds. A highlight of tomorrow night's program will be presen-

tation of 34 young women from diocesan parishes to Bishop Daniel A. Cronin. The ball this year honors the prelate on the occasion of his silver jubilee in the priesthood and he will address those present. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, diocesan director of the annual charity event, has announced that the Buddy Braga Orchestra will open the evening, playing from 8 to 8:45 in the main ball-

room and continuing from 9 to 1 a.m. in the ballroom lounge. The Meyer Davis Orchestra, led by Emery Davis, son of the late conductor, will be in the main ballroom from 9 to 1. Shortly after 9 Bishop Cronin will be escorted to his place of honor by James J. Gleason, particular council president of the New Bedford Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and Mrs. James E.

Leith, New Bedford, president of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. The two diocesan leaders are honorary co-chairmen of the ball. Presentees will then be escorted to the Bishop's box by their fathers and will be introduced by Robert McGUirk, North Dighton, president of the Taunton Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Ball tickets will be available at the door tomorrow night, M.sgr. Gomes announced.


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Dancing will follow until 10 o"clock, when the traditional grand march will form. Mrs. Albert Petit will then offer the National Anthem and Msgr. Gomes will introduce Bishop Cronin to bellI guests for his remarks. Dancing will then resume until 1 a.m.


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Longer Strangers' Theme Christian Unity Week GRAYMOOR, N.Y. - As nations and people face the" strangers within and around them in an increasingly alienated and hostile world, the 71st observance of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity serves as a reminder that in Christ no human being, no nation, no community is any longer a stranger to others - or at least does not have to be. This year's observance begins Wednesday, Jan. 18 and calls Christians to pray for the unity which God wills for them and all human beings, making them "no longer strangers" to one another. The theme for the 1978 observance - "No longer strangers" - is taken from the second chapter of St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians in which the Apostle to the Gentiles appeals for unity among the Christians of Ephesus who were caught up in

F:R. PAUL WATTSON personal animosities and intramural wrangling to the detriment of the community and its witness to Christ.

Here's Why Irish Won Why did the top-ranked University of Texas Longhorn football team crumble before the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl? Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, pastor of Our Lady of Angels parish, Fall River, has an idea. So has Fred Bell, cok at Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving, Tex. Msgr. Gomes, a longtime chaplain to the Notre Dame team, who attends games whenever possible, said he supplied coach Dan Devine "with at least five rosaries" in the days before the game. "He kept leaving them in the locker room and then he'd ask me for another one," recounted Msgr. Gomes. The Fall River pastor said the Cotton Bowl game was one of the best he'd ever

seen. (He was seen himself by Fall River friends and millions of other fans as TV cameras swept the game sidelines.) He noted that team members had foregone home Christmases to spend the pre-game days in Dallas practicing on what became the field of their triumph. The night before the game the players, coaches and managers moved to Holy Trinity Seminary where some prayed" in the chapel while others relaxed in the recreation room or telephoned friends and family. At 11 p.m., when the lights went out, "the players were quieter than the seminarians when they are here," reported Father Michael Sheehan, Holy Trinity rector. Turn to Page Seven

The theme was selected by the Graymoor Ecumenical Institute and the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches of Christ. Noting that "many problems of Christian disunity have surfaced during the past decade of dialogue" among the Christian c"urches, the Rev. ,Thaddeus Horgan, SA, co-director of the Graymoor Ecumenical Institute, remarked that this year's theme is "both a commentary on the state of the ecumenical movement and a call to Christians telling them what to do about it." Because the ecumenical movement is "not as dynamic as it was ten years ago," Father Horgan said, many Christians have lost heart about the possibility of Christian unity and wonder what to do about the disheartening divisions that are cropping up with the Christian churches more and more. Because of such internal difficulties, Father Horgan noted, "Christians have really become strangers once again." Citing the liberal-conservative splits in some of the churches, the divisions between poor and affluent Christians in the first and third worlds, and the political schisms like that in Northern Ireland, Father Horgan stated that "the delicate issues that unite Or divide us are often carefully avoided. They are too painful to confront" in the face of intprn~l <lifficulties disrupting the churches today. A powerful antidote to this seeming impasse, he suggests, :s for Christians and their churches to become fully aware of who Turn to Page Seven

IT'S HERE! "On the Record" by Charlie Martin, a successor to the popular "Life in Music" column formerly carried by The Anchor, begins today on page 14.


MR., MRS. SANTIAGO BARTOLOMEY greet Bishop Cronin at blessing of Our Lady of Providence chapel at Regina Pads Hispanic Cen"ter, New Bedford.

Ecumenical Cornmission Studies Marriagle Law VATICAN CITY (NC) Highlevel representatives of the Catholic, Lutheran and Reformed (including Presbyterian) churches have reached significant agreement on dogmatic and pastoral aspects of marriage, but have encountered "complex" difficulties over Cathollic legislat,ion on mixed marriages. In a report issued by an ecumenical study commission after five years of discussion, Lutheran and Reformed commission members asked the Catholic Church to change its laws regarding mixed marriages. They specifically asked the Catholic spouse in a mixed marriage no longer be required to make a formal promise to raise the couple's children as Catholics. so

The Protestant commission alasked that the Catholic

Church permit Catholics to marry in a Lutheran or Refform ed ceremony b certain countries without obtaining a special dispensation. Catholic commission members replied in the report that they hoped such steps "would eventTurn to Page Five

Spleak Against Niliciear Spread NEW YORK (NC) ...... Nearly 100 religious leaders, including four Catholic bishops, have launched a campaign to organize churches and church members around the world against the spread of nuclear weapons and facilities. ThE!y signed a "New Year's Pastoral Letter on Human Survival" and announced their Turn to Page Eleven


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ill People.Places.Events-NC News Briefs (b Recognize Baptisms

Pallottine Indicted

ACCRA Ghana - Five churches in Ghana have released a statement declaring that they recognize baptisms performed by each other. The statement was signed by the president of the Catholic Episcopal Conference of Ghana, two Anglican bishops, the president of the country's Methodist Church, and the moderators of the country's Presbyterian church and its Egangelical Presbyterian Church.

WASHINGTON - "Shocked and disappointed" is the way Father Guido J. Carcich, former chief fund raiser for the Pallottine Fathers, described his reaction to the news that he was to be indicted by a Baltimore grand jury on Jan. 6. Shortly after a Washington press conference, Father Carcich was indicted in Baltimore on 60 counts of misappropriation of funds and property, and one count of obstruction of justice.

Preserving ReHgion

DR. JOEL NEDERHOOD, director of the "Back to God Hour" ministries of the Christian Reformed Church, will speak at the Washington March for Life vigil Sunday, Jan. 22. .

WASHINGTON-Sen. James Abourezk (D-S.D.) ant. eight co-sponsors have introduced a resolution which would make it a matter cf U.S. policy to "protect and preserve" the religions of American Indians, native Hawaiians, Eskimos and Aleuts. The :resolution seeks to guara.ntee these people access to religious sites and objects and freedom to practice their reli;ious ceremonies. Some of these activ'~ies are now prohibited by law.

Appeals to Pope MOSCOW - Russian Orthodox Patri::trch Pimen of Moscow has appealed to Pope Paul '/1 to support a campaign to ban the neutron bomb, the Soviet news agency Tass .reported. Several Vatican sources cor:acted by NC News claimed no knowlec ge of the appeal. According to Tass, the patriarch told the Pope that the very existence of the new weapon, which kills people with minimal property dam<:,~e, c:Juld increase the risk of nuclear wa~路.

They Want It Anyw1ay CHICAGO - The Presbyteral (Priests') Senate of the Chicago archdiocese has joined the National Federation of Priests' Councils, d2:spite the opposition of Cardinal John Cody, who said benefits of membership are not worth its cost. The yearly due3 of $5,000 were raised from Chicago priests.

Rhodesian Blueprint SALISBURY, Rhodesia - The Rhodesian Catholic bishops have issued a blueprint for Christian political action, detailing social, political and economic values they say 'Christians should weigh in making judgments. The bishops said Christians should reject Marxist and Iiheral ideologies along with all religious intolerance and social injustice.

GUATEMALAN WORKER uses barbed wire to bind a light weight construction material expected to make buildings in which it is used virtually earthquake-proof.

Names Make News ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota State Medical Association has decided to appeal to the state Supreme Court a District Court ruling which said that the names of dinics, hospitals and physicians who received public Medicaid funds for the performance of abortions are public information. The information is sought by the Catholic Bulletin, St. Paul路Minnesota archdiocesan newspaper. The appeal will delay release of the information until the Supreme Court deoides the case.

Question of Consc'ience

FATHER GEORGE F. ALMEIDA is new associate pastor at Our Lady of Angels Church, Fall River.

EDINBURGH, Scotland-Although the 1977 .annual conference of the' ruling Labor Paliy has gone on record in favor of legalized abortion on demand, any possible changes in the abortion laws will remain a question of conscience for all Labor Members of Parliament, a high government official has said. S'ecretary of State ~:or Scotland Bruce Millan made his comments in a letter to Member of ParUament James Dempsey.

Pro-Life Arrests Arrests have been reported in several locations as pro-life activists staged a coordinated sellies of sit-ins Jan. 6 at abortion clinics from Virginia to Alaska. The coordinated action on the feast of the Epiphany marked an escalation in the pro-life movement's tacHes aimed at stopping abortions in the United States.

Stevens Meefing ATLANTA-A group of Southeastern b:shops and representatives of the J. P. Stevens textile firm are scheduled to meet tomorrow in Atlanta. A meeting Dec. 16 was postponed ,because fog restricted flights into Atlanta.

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ERIC HOFFER, longshoremanphilosopher, is the subject of a PBS documentary to be aired Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Woods Hole Delegate WASHINGTON-Two Catholic priests were among the 25-member delegation delivering the crown of St. Stephen and other Hungarian coronation items to Budapest. They are Msgr. George Higgins. director of research for the U.S. Catholic Conference, and Msgr. Geno Baroni, an assistant se::retary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Also a delegate was Albert SzentGyorgyi, Nobel laureate in medicine and a researcher at the Mar:ne Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole on Cape Cod.

New Editor VATICAN CITY - Pope Paul VI has named Valerio Volpini, 54, editor of the Vatican City daily, L'Osservatore Romano. Volpini, who has been a member of the paper's staff, succeeds Raimondo Manzini, who wiII be 77 in February and who has directed L'Osservatore since 1960.

Not Very Angelic MT. ANGEL, Ore. - The head of a Benedictine abbey in Oregon has admitted that a recent audit uncovered "certain irregularities" ,in the abbey's accounting practices and procedures, but has denied that funds were embezzled from the Mt. Angel Abbey. Abbot Anselm Galvin said in a statement that "corrective measures have been taken" following an audit made after news reports said up to $300,000 had been embezzled in recent years from the abbey.

LIVIA KATALIN MOLNAR, who claims to be the niece of the late King Karl I of Hungary, says she faces death by execution because she will return to Hungary from U.S., now that the Crown of St. Stephen has been restored to her native land.

Should Give Reasons LONDON-English courts should restrict their use of ppison as a form of punishment, according to a report by the Church of England's Board of Social Responsibility. The report, "Prisons and Prisoners in England Today," suggested that judges be required to give reasons for locking up offenders instead of giving them other kind of sentence.

Global Solu'l-20n Wanted VATICAN CITY - The Vatican daily, L'Osservatore Romano, expressed the hope that the talks between Egypt and Israel would not lead to a separate peace but to a "global solution" supported by all parties involved in the Middle East conflict.

FATHER ALVIN ILLIG, director of the Paulist Office for Evangelization, has been named director of the ad hoc committee on evangelization of ~he National Conference of Catholic Bishops.


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BISHOP CRONIN and diocesan vocation coordinators greet seminarians at annual holiday meeting. Left, from left, the Bishop; Keith Caldwell, Our Lady of Victory parish, Centerville; Matthew Clark, St. John the Evangelist, Pocasset; Michael Gaouette, Our Lady of Victory, Centerville; Father Timothy Goldrick, Cape Cod vocation coordinator; Keith Shuley,

St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis. Right, Father John Smith, diocesan director of vocations; the Bishop; Normand Grenier, St. Jacques, Taunton; Raul Lagoa. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, New Bedford; Thomas Frechette, Our Lady of Assumption, Centerville; James Fitzpatrick, Immaculate Conception, Taunton.

Plans Progress for 75th Anni.versary Ol,servance Among spiritual highlights of the 75th anniversay celebration of the founding of the diocese of Fall River, to take place in 1979, will be area dalys of renewal Realizing the importance of the spiritual development of the people of God in connection with the observance, John Levis of Attleboro, chairman of this phase of the jubilee celebration, has formed a committee which has already enthusiasticaIly tackled the task of making the anniversary a truly spiritual observance. A major project is expected to be the planning of a Diocesan Day of Devotion, a designated day on which every parish will hold a program of celebration and renewal, including a shared meal, a prayer service and a Mass. The purpose of the planning committee, said organizers, is to bring a sense of renewed faith to the entire diocesan family." Serving with Levis as spiritual director is Father Joseph Powers, pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton parish, Falmouth. Other committee members are Anne Meloni, Attleboro; Mary Fuller, Buzzards Bay; Charles Lindberg, Buzzards Bay; Roland Laboissiere, Acushnet; Charles Hoye, Taunton; Sister Barbara Walsh, Fall River; Sister Patricia Combies, Fall River; Paul St. Onge, West Yarmouth; Marie

Mann, Harwich; Gordon Baker, New Bedford; Maurice St. Laurent, New Bedford; Matthew Clarkin, North Attleboro; Charles Morrill, North Attleboro;

Singers Want·ed At Cathedral The Cathedral Choir of St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, this week begins preparation of the Mozart "Solemn Vespers" for concert presentation on Sunday, Feb. 19. The choir will be augmented by area singers and orchestra for the presentation. Also on the program will be a Handel organ concerto and the Handel anthem" Zadok, the Priest. Singers interested in auditioning for the chorus are urged to contact the director, Glenn Giuttari, telephone 252-4304, and be prepared to take part in a sight-sing of the work at 8:30 tomorrow night at the Cathedral.

Manuel Medeiros, Acushnet. This committee will center its efforts in the folIowing areas: Liturgy, Speakers, Dynamics, Visuals, Meditations, Music, Format and. Logistics. OveralI pub· licity for the jubilee celebration has been assigned to The Anchor and Father John Moore of the Office of Communications of the Diocese.

The committee will hold a day of recollection for its own members as they prepare to bring this spiritual happening to all parishes of the diocese. Subsequently parish team members involved in the day will experience their own renewal day. It is hoped that a final plan for the Day of Devotion will be presented to Bishop Cronin by

Diocese of Fall River

OFFICIAL APPOINTMENT Rev. George F. Almeida from Associate Pastor, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, New Bedford, to Associate Pastor, Our Lady of Angels Parish, Fall River, effective Wednesday, January 11, 1978.

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Correction In last week's Anchor, the father of Miss Anne Marie Laronda, a presentee at tomorrow night's Bishop's ,Ball, was incorrectly listed as Marcel Laronda. His name is John Laronda and The Anchor regrets the error.

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themoorin~ A New Anti-Catholicism There can be little doubt that pro-abortion groups in this country have begun a new attack on the Catholic Church. It began this summer when the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) issued a flyer headlined "Who Finances the Anti-Abortion Movement?" which listed nearly every Catholic diocese. Since then, almost every pro-abortion group in the country has attacked the Church with a growing ferocity. Lately the same theme is being developed by the national news media. . The National Organization for Women (NOW) claims that the National Council of Catholic Bishops is at the center of a "reactionary coalition" involving, if you can imagine, the Klu Klux Klan, the John Birch Society and the :r"-ationaJ States Rights Party. This alleged coalition, NOW charges, is aimed at in.. timidating legislators and depriving women of their "constitutional right" to abortions. Naturally NOW also accuses the Bishops of violating the "sacred" principle of separation of church and state. Then, in a widely publicized "Call to Concern," 200 prominent "ethicists" deplored the fact that the Roman Catholic hierarchy was involved in a campaign to enact religiously-based anti-abortion commitments into law. Of course, as was mentioned recently in an Anchor editorial, there was also the unholy alliance of atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair and abortion entreprer.eur Bill Baird, who are calling for a boycott of Catholic businessmen. And we must not forget that Walter Cronkite ;Lnd CBS News got into the act during their coverage of the Hyde Amendment debate. Cronkite in his subtle manner focused undue attention on the bishops' contributions to the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment a~1d also raised the question of his sacred cow, separation of church and state. For an answer to his carefully staged dilemma Cronkite turned to Alfred Moran, a Planned Parenthood spokesman who placed the Roman Catholic bishops in the same tub with other extremist religious groups. (Obviously Mr. Moran does not read Anderw Greeley.) What all these people are really saying is that Catholics and their Bishops must not speak out on moral matters of public importance. They imply that the whole pro-life movement is nothing more than a cover-up for the power-hungry Catholic hierarchy. To charge this is to ignore completely the millions of Americans who belong to the National Right to Life Committee, March for Life, and dozens of other major pro-life organizations across the country that' embrace men and women of every race and creed. The pro-abortionists chose not to attack all these grassroots pro-life organizations. They chose rather to attack the Catholic Church and its leaders. There can be little doubt that the main purpose of such rabble rousing is to foment a new anti-Catholicism, already only too obvious in our society.


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Kiddie · Porn Go By Rev. John Sheerin, CSP If you measure the quality of a civilization by its treatment of children, America ranks dismally low. Abortion, child abuse, kiddie-porn are areas in which we are close to the bottom of the barrel in child care. Happily~ there are flickering evi<!erices that some people are disturbed by this maltreatment of America's hope for the future.

There is also gooa reason to believe that the problem of kiddie-porn, the use of children for pornographic purposes, is on its way to a solution. The American Civil Liberties Union objects to curbs on the distribution of pornographic literature exploiting children. Child-porn, posed for by children, is big business. It is estimated that 500,000 children in the United States are caught up in the trade - a sordid business that reaps big profit.

of child abuse, and all that remains for Congress to do is to trim away minor variances in each bill to arrive at a mutually satisfactory bill on which they can agree. There is opposition, too, to the porno shops in big cities but it .seems to me that unless the pimps and prostitutes attract a criminal element to the neighborhood, the opposition is genteel and permissive. In New York City they have turned Times Square into what has been called "the cesspool of New York." And aside from porno shops that blight neighborhoods, we find the general public raising no great hue and cry about pornography. There is however one exception - kiddie-porn. The public may feel we are in a period of sexual revolution but it detests pornographic films and literature exploiting children. The legal question is: Can the distribution of such films and photos be banned under American law? The Civil Liberties Union says that the First Amendment right of freedom of the press protects such pornographic material.

However, using children in this despicable manner seems to be on its way out if Congress has its way. The American Civil Liberties Union claims that distribution of kiddie-porn is protected by the First Amendment' Vermont Royster, an expert guarantee of freedom of the press. But the House of Repre- in Constitutional Law, delivered sentatives and the Senate have an address at Stanford Univerfingered kiddie-porn as a form sity, March 6, 1974, in anticipa-

tion of the Bicentennial. It was entitled "The American Press and the Revolutionary Tradition." He said that the traditional cry of the press has been, "Print the news and raise hem" That is, the press feels that it should freely print the latest news even though it is the awful truth. That is, the press feels that it should let the chips fall where they may, for the press is the conscience of the Republic and is protected by the First Amendment. But Royster said that voices protesting against an uncontrolled press will become more clamorous with the growing complexity of American society. I think we are reaching that stage as far as kiddie-pornography is concerned. Many of these exploited children are under the age of three. I be-. lieve the press should enjoy a large measure of freedom but should be held to strict accountability in regard to child pornography. And I feel strongly that the American public shares that opinion because the public is aware that in this instance freedom of the press clashes violently with the right of the child to spiritual health and human dignity. Government has a long arm; it should be long enough to reach out to protect children, the hope of the future.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered January 4 for Sister Mary Concepta Sullivan, RSM, who died on New Year's Eve at age 87. She had taught in schools of the Fall River diocese from 1917 to 1965. Schools where she served were the former St. Louis and St. Joseph's schools in Fall River, Holy Name School, New Bedford and St. Mary's School, North Attleboro. The religious was born in Ireland and in 1915 entered the Sisters of Mercy in Fall River. Since 1972 she had lived in retirement at Mt. St. Rita Health Center, Cumberland, R. I. Interment was in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. Sister Margaret Mary Sister Margaret Mary O'Connor, 94, died Jan. 3 at the Health Center. Her funeral took place last Thursday at Holy Name Church, New Bedford. She was a former teacher at the parish school. Born in Somerset, she entered religious life in 1903 and taught in schools of the Fall River diocese from 1908 until 1966. They included St. Mary's, North Attleboro, St. Joseph's, Fall River and Holy Family in New Bedford, in addition to Holy Name.路 Among her survivors are Father William J. McMahon, pastor of St. Jean of Arc parish, Orleans and Sister M. Dosithea, RSM, in residence at Bay View Academy, Riverside, R.I. Both are cousins.

Sister Alice A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at Jesus-Mary Convent, Fall River, for Sister Alice Roussel, RJM, who died last Saturday at the age of 82. A Fall River native, she entered the Religious of JesusMary in 1920 and was stationed in Fall River for most of her religious life. The daughter of the late Adelard and Emma Roussel, she leaves a brother, Emile Roussel of Fall River, and a sister, Sister Constance' Roussel, RJM, of Goffstown, N.H.




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January 13, 1978 Rev. Emile Plante, M.S., 1954, LaSalette Seminary, Attleboro January 14, 1978 Rev. John J. Lawler, 1977, Maryknoll Missioner January 15, 1978 Rev. Thomas F. Kennedy, 1948, Pastor, St. Joseph, Woods Hole Rev. Msgr. John E. Boyd, 1977, Retired Pastor, St. Patrick, Wareham January 17, 1978 Rev. John Laughlin, 1967, Retired Pastor, Holy Ghost, Attleboro THE ANCHOR Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River, Mass. Published every Thursday at 410 Highland. Avenue, Fall River, Mass. 02722 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription price by mail, postpaid 'S.OB per ye,r.

Alcoholism, H'ealing Are Topics Among January programs at stand the alcoholic and how La Salette Shrine, Attleboro, the family is often part of the Information on will be two healing services and problem." a discussion of alcoholism and sources of assistance for alcoholics and family members will its management. The healing services, to be held be given. in the shrine chapel at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 and Sunday, Jan. 29, will be led by Father Richard Lavoie, MS, Father Joseph Ross, MS, Brother Armand ROME (NC) An Italian Binette, MS and other members of the Association of Christian magazine said Adolph Hitler as Therapists. They will consist of a child wanted to become a exposition of the Blessed Sacra- Catholic bishop. The magazine, Oggi (foday), ment, prayer, a homily and praying over individuals seeking said it found and interviewed relatives of the late Nazi dictator physical or spiritual healing. The Association of Christian in villages in Austria. "Until age seven, Adolph HitTherapists is a national organization of doctors, nurses, ler was a child like any other;" priests, counselors and others in said Anton Schmidt, 70, whom Oggi described as a first cousin healing ministries. of the dictator. "Then he began Father Sullivan to be restless. For instance, for Father James T. Sullivan, OF', some time he was obsessed with associate director of the Priests' the idea of becoming a bishop. Recovery Program for the Bos"When he came to our home ton archdiocese will speak 0::1 in Spital, he built an altar with "Recognition of Alcoholism i::t some benches and pretended to Oneself or in the Family: Man- say Mass. Then he demanded agement and Mismanagement" that all his playmates kiss his at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. hands." The relatives said Hitler forThe discussion will include "the inability of the individud got them when he was in power to recognize his own problem, and the Russians persecuted the family's inability to under- them because of the link.

Hitler Wanted To B'e Bishop

NOTRE DAME COACH Dan Devine is jubilant after his Fighting Irish defeated the University of Texas in the Cotton Bowl. Among his supporters was Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes of Fall River, who kept him supplied with rosary beads in tense pre-game hours. (NC Photo)

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Continued from Page One The report is now being subually be taken," although they mitted to the world's conferstated that "the present state of ences of Catholic bishops and to the dialogue could not yet justi- leaders of the Lutheran and Re'fy these steps which both sides formed churches for comment. desire." The Protestant commission members asserted in the report that Catholic mixed marriage laws present a "serious and difficult problem" for Protestants. From their point of view, said the report, "these norms seem to place first importance upon the fulfillment of the Catholic spouse's obligations to the Catholic Church and, hopefully upon similar obligations on the part 'of the children." The Protestants said that their approach to mixed marriages has been "to give first priority to the Christian god and growth in grace of husband and wife together as a married couple and so of the whole family." Just look in the. eyes of this The Protestants noted that the Roman-Catholic-Anglican diamissionary-see his anguish for logue on mixed marriages ended the child! in similar disagreements over Catholic mixed marriage laws. Can you say "no' to him? The Catholic members replied Like thousands of other in the report that the Protestant view of Catholic norms tended missionaries around the world, to minimize the outstanding difFather has devoted his life to ease ferences between the churches the spiritual and physical suffering in matters of doctrine concerning mixed marriages, as well as of the people he serves. their different views on church It is for !!!!!!! we beg again. authority and marriage as an indissoluble sacrament. In the report's concllision, all Credit: Magnurn Photos 20 commission members urged that "our churches should enYes, I'll help missionaries serve others with my sacrifice of: deavor, especially in the field of 0$1,0000$5000$2000$1000$500$200$100$5 OOther $ the problems of mixed marriages, to abandon mutual misName - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . - - - - - - - - - trust which still often prevails." Address _ The report revealed that the dialogue brought the LutheranClty State _ _ _ Zip Reformed and Catholic positions closer on the theological meanANCH 1-12-78 Send your gffl 10: ing of marriage. Yet significant differences THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION still remain. OFTHEFAITH "All of us believe that the biblical term 'covenant' truly charcterizes the mystery of mar'Ill,t He\. Edward T.O路'1eara Tile Rev. Monsignor JolIn J. Olin:i/ll riage," said the :report. "It is :\ational Director OR: Diocesan Director this covenant that the Catholic Dept. C .~66 Fifth Annue 368 Nortlt Main Street church calls a sacrament. The :\ew York. :\ew York 10001 Reformation churches prefer not Fall River, Massachusetts 02720 to employ this term."


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If You're Not Bitter, Y ou Don't Love Church

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One of my Hispanic friends recently expressed bafflement over my concern for the institutional Church. "What difference does the institution make," she wondered. "Is not the Church the mystical body of Christ, after all God's people?" Why was I wor· ried about such things as inept cateehetical directories, unprofessional social research and irresponsible litigation with teach·



Over the years, whenever there is discussion of the role of women in the Church a thought grows in my mind. I believe that not only was the Blessed Mother the first priest, but without her - a woman there would be no Redemption. In her nine months of pregnancy, Mary took the bread and wine of her daily meals and changed it into the body and blood of Jesus Christ. To me, that was the most perfect Eucharist ever offered. While a:ll priests have re-enacted the Last Supper

stand who the unchurched are or why the alienated might be alienated; it is not necssary to test our assumptions that they are just sitting there passively waiting for us to evangelize them. We don't have to comAll this is by the way of preprehend the nature of the relilimiary to wondering whether quick-fix solutions for the pres- gious dificulties of our time, we ent malaise in the Church will do not have to be sensitive to ever be abandoned. Last year it the depths of human problems was the Call to Action, before of meaning and community. All that it was the Third World, sal- we have to do is go out and vation history, sensitivity train- . EVANGELIZE! Try, if you can, to look at the ing, and all the other mindless enthusiasms. ThL, year the Catholic Church from an outsider~ point of view. The Church quick-fix is evangelization. has preached since Leo XIII on We are now to go out and re- the right of workers to join claim the "unchurched" from unions and the obligation of emamong the alienated. It is not ployers to pay a living wage. At especially necessary to under- present the Church is litigating

against the right of its own school teachers to form a union and against the right of church musicians and music publishers to collect the fruits of their work. If you were unchurched or alienated, would you seek :religious leadership from an organization engaged in such hypocrisy? If you were looking for an exciting, illuminating religious vision to pass on to your children, would you be attracted by the 200-odd pages of blah in the Catechetical Directory? Would you be willing to join an organization which by its own admission is staffed in many important places with incom:;>etents and even deranged people and still refuses to remove them?

Christ's message was intended for men and women, and the only way God could attract men was by being born a baby boy.

But there are signs of progress. Sometimes a tiny break can be the beginning of the collapse of the whole dam of misogynishm that I believe has held back the work that Christ started. Some sermOnS I've heard about the Blessed Mother implied to me that she was just a quiet little servant who did as she was told. Is that possibly why strong interest in her waned? I see a revival now. Will we add some new dimension to our understanding of her? I like to think of her in terms of "Mary first priest;" "Mary Leader;" "Mary decision maker;" "Mary - cause of our Redemption. " I have a great deal of confidence in her. I believe she will champion the cause of equality for women in the Church. Who will stop her?

ers' unions and church music publishers? After thinking about her comment, I decided that in most countries her position would make sense. The concern of American Catholics abOl;.t the ecclesiastical institution is unusual, but I don't think one has to search very deeply for an explanation. The Church as our neighborhood parish was a critical institution in the immigrant experience. It wa~ an extremely important part of our lives whether we liked it or not, even whether we realized it or not. The parish got into our bloodstreams; we care about the Church as institution because the Church as institution is part of Reality for us.

You can't help but be dismayed when you watch that institution tear itself apart and betray its promise and its possibility. It is :;>ainful to watch a parent commit suidde.

in a spiritual way, not one offered a "Mass" the way Mary did. But possibly more important with regard to women's place in the Church, I think that Redemption would have been impossible without a woman.

The only way then that there is meaning for me in Redemption is because He was born of a woman. But if God considers woman's role so important then why wasn't Christ born as a woman? Mary could have had a little girl instead of a little boy.

If we believe that God can do all things, then He need not have . been born of a woman. He could have come in any foml at all -come as an adult man. Had He done that, His death on the Cross, .His Resurrection would have held little meaning for me. I cannot feel empaL"ty with gods. A god's suffering, a god's death means nothing. I even find it impossible to identify with the wealthy because I have no common ground in their problems. The only way I can ider.tify with Christ is because He wc.s human - just as I am.

There are enormous efforts today to foster respect for women and the J~esu1ts are There's little in the secular world - less in the Church. And bad as it is, it's improved greatly over the regard for women at the time of Christ. If Christ had been a woman who would h.ave listened to Her? The men? Would the men have followed Her? Given their lives for Her? I doubt it. . Had Christ been a woman, it's my guess that we would have an entirely female Church. I believe

When He did that, He offered people the opportunity of recognizing the inter-twined role of both men and women in redemption. It seems to me lack of progress the Church has made in spreading Christ's message is directly attributable to the fact that women have been denied the role given them by God. I don't believe Christ's message will become fully effective until the Church really accepts and respects women. He asked us to love one another. See how well we've learned that by how charitably we discuss the possibility of women being ordained. Most people don't express their love by becoming livid.

What's Behind the Social Security Tax Inc.teases? By JIM CASTELLI

WASHINGTON (NC) When the House and Senate passed similar bills raising Social Security taxes, some commentators noted that the move proved that there's no . such thing as a free lunch. No one likes a tax increase,


"We're going to have to adopt a French outlook toward fashion, that's all." That was my comment to Joe when we visited New York over the holidays and viewed

especially one of the largest peacetime tax hikes ever. But the readiness of Congress to levy this one calls for an explanation of what is at stake. The explanation involves the history of Social Security and the role in it of the American Catholic Church. In 1919, the American bishops issued a major statement on economic justice. That statement supporting ideas like unemployment insurance, a minimum wage and old age insurance, all considered medical at the time.

the fashions that are the trendsetters for the rest of tIle world. While the beautiful windows of Fifth Avenue displayed mostly lovely holiday outfits, there were enough resort clothes' to give an indication of the styles and fabrics that will be part of the spring annd summer of '78, and, above all, a clue to their cost. The cost was the reason fer my comment as to the French outlook on fashion, b<:cause if

With the .~xception of the addition of Medicare and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, Catholic agencies haven't dealt much with Social Security over the years because "Social Security was in pretty good shape," according to Msgr. Lawrence Corcoran, the present Catholic Charities Executive Direl~tor. ·But in recent years a combination of unemployment, a low birth rate and longer life for older Americans has caused shortages in the Social Security trust funds.

Msgr. Corcoran blames Con-· The Carter Administration gress for the problem, saying offered the same proposal, but that if it had raised the wage Congress rejected it. President base for Social Security - that Carter argues that the higher is, the maximum salary on which Social Security taxes will take the tax is computed - several money out of circulation and years ago, there would have slow down economic growth; He been no need to raise taxes so has promised to try to take up much today. for that drain in a tax cut He also notes that Catholic package next year. Charities has supported using So the Social Security tax general tax revenues instead of Social Security tax increases hike will eventually be paid for, alone to keep the Social Securi- at least partly, by general revty system solvent. This would enues anyway, with the added also have prevented today's costs involved in two separate tax transactions. large tax increase.

you speak to a middle-income French person, he or she will tell you that because of the high cost of clothirig one must be a very wise buyers and think of each garment as an investment.

dressing will be the style and now is the time to watch and buy carefully. The clothes that are appearing now as resort wear are previews of what you will see on everyone this spring and summer, so why not make your investment early when the pick of the crop is in the stores and time is on your side.

With today's prices, the American woman, too is going to have to buy clothes almost as carefully as she would buy a new car! Very clean lines, soft jackets, and blouses for day and night

Dresses will still wrap (Von Furstenberg) and blouses will dip, dresses will be more im-

portant than ever and if you do feel a need for slacks, choose a basic such as natural raw silk or grey flannel. Think of pants as a flavor to add to your closet, not as your only way of dressing. Ther will be a feeling of elegance, beauty and femininity about clothes this new year, but we mustn't let their beauty overwhelm us because their cost will be a major investment and we must treat it as such.

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thur., Jan. 12, 1978


Here's Why Irish Won Continued from Page One On the game morning the entire team attended Mass. . I ers received com~~~i~~ca~da~veryone recited the Litany of Our Lady. Holy Cross Father James L. Richie celebrah ted the Mass an~ .gave eac team member a relIgiOUS medal. Meanwhile Msgr. Gomes was celebrating a Mass for other Notre Dame students, friends and families at the Dallas hotel. "Hundreds we~e there," he said. At the seminary Fred Bell supplied the players with a



MRS. ALYCE V. GADLES, president of the Stonehill College Women's Guild, prese~ts a check to Acting President C. James Cleary to aid in expansion of the North Easton Institution. At left, Mrs. Irene C. Kimball, guild treasurer.

Christian Unity Week Continued from Page One and what they are - "no longer strangers" - and to act accordingly. In the United States, one of the issues dividing Christians, making them strangers again, endangering the advances and ecumenical progress of the last decade, is the delicate problem of abortion on both the state and federal levels. Remarking that the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision on abortion falls on January 22, right in the middle of the Week of Prayer, the Rev. Charles LaFontaine, SA, editor of "Ecumenical Trends," stated that this year's theme "is quite appropriate as a guide for religious people, both Christian and otherwise, to begin the long overdue process of healing, reconciling, and overcoming the divisions" created among Christians by the abortion controversy. "Abortion should not be the chief issue among Christians of North America," Father LaFontaine stated. "but Christians themselves have made it such because of their sin, their failure to understand the Gospel properly, their ability to en-

gage in genuine dialogue with one another, their lack of real prayer for one another. "Cool prayer has tempered many a hothead in human history," LaFontaine suggested. When Christians really pray for one another and the unity God wills for them, then abortion will "eventually recede to its proper - not primary - position on the ecumenical agenda," he predicted. "Fervent prayer, basic honesty, deep contrition, authentic speech can finally rid Christians of the abortion albatross," he said. Begun in 1908 by Father Paul Wattson, founder of the Atonement Friars, the Week of Prayer today is sponsored by the Commission on Faith and Order of the National Council of Churches in conjunction with the Graymoor Ecumenical Institute arid the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches. It is recommended by the Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Observed worldwide, the Week of Prayer has continued to be a "permanent dialogue of spirit-


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uality which expresses what should happen during die whole year," as one ecumenical observer has noted. It is a forum in which Christians become increasin'gly conscious that they are "no longer strangers" but brothers and sisters to one another, and by which they come to realize that unity is the only genuine solution to spiritual disaster and alienation. On the diocesan level, Catholic and Protestant clergy will meet Thursday morning, Jan. 19 at Case House, Swansea, for a morning of worship, dialogue and reflection. Rev. Richard Reid and Rev. John Foister will speak on common ministerial problems and small group discussions will follow. The program will conclude with a luncheon. Reservations may be made with the Fall River Chancery Office, telephone 6751311; the Greater Fall River Council of Church, 673-4670; or Case House, 675-7181.


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Ask Suggestions For 1980 Synod

WASHINGTON (NC) - The U.S. bishops have been asked to suggest topics for the next world Synod of Bishops in 1980. JESUS WAN~ ALL. In a letter to his colleagues, It\t:W 10 BE. ONE.. Bishop Thomas Kelly, general secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops U.S. ' Catholic Conference (NCCB-USCC), said th~ Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod has invited the U.S. hierarchy to submit suggestions. "Among topics suggested in the past have been fam.ily, faith and magisterium, and objective principles of morality," Bishop Kelly said. "These topics are indicated only as suggestions to stimulate your own thought in asking proposals." The bishops were asked to submit their topics by Feb. 15. The synod of bishops, which generally meets every three years, is an international advisory body to the Pope, The last synod discussed catechesis and --';~'==-----------r' was held last fall.

breakfast of a 12-ounce T-bone steak an~ four eggs per man, toast, fruit and tea. And before the team left for the Cotton Bowl, Da? Devine soug~t .Fath~r s:eehan In the Holy Trinity kitc ~nH' k It th . th 'ddle e ne ere m e ml of the kitchen floor and asked f b l ' ' ' ' d th ect or my essmg, sal e r or, That's why Fred Bell thinks he knows what decided the football game. "It was," he said, "a combination of my cooking and Father Mike Sheehan's blessing." And Msgr. Gomes' rosaries.



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Dear Mary: Our 16-year-old hil:h school daughter is two months pregnant. We just found out and we don't know what to do next. We want to help her. as best we can. She has ruled out abortion. You have brought u:;:. a situation which has occurred in many families, including ou:rs. Many parents' and daughters' reaction is panic. Everything must be decided immediately. This is not true. Babies take months. 1 reject the two traditional "solutions." 1. A daughter disappears six' to eight months ("she's visiting Aunt Minnie,"), then mysteriously reappears and resumes her life. This approach fools no one and deprives the girl of familiar faces and surroundin~;s during one of the most difficult times in her life. 2. The shotgun wedd~ng. Some few teenage marriages work out beaatifully. Most do not. A pregnancy is a problem. A marriage at 16 and a divorce by 19 is a tragedy. Two serious questions must be decided: how to handle the pregnancy and what to do about the baby. The simplest way to handle pregnancy is for your daughter to continue life as usual, that is, live at home and go to school. It may not be easy to do this when pregnant; however, it may be the best alternative. There is probably not a high school today that does not deal with the question every year. Few high schools would ban a pregnant girl from studies. The high school probably does not even have a legal right to do so. As for the students, they know where babies come from. They are .not shocked. A teenage girl who stays in her school can be a support to other girls who become pregnant. One young lady, when her pregnancy became obvious, pinned a button on her purse which said, "Give life a chance." The girl who stays at home has her family's support, loses little time in school, and has medicai treatment in familiar surroundings. With a supportive family, this choice can be excellent. If she is uncomforta.ble with the decision to stay home, check with your local Catho~ic family service or other social agency to find out what arrangements are available for her in. another community. When a pregnant girl comes to our community, she can live in a family with small children and assist the mother in child care. She can get instruction for labor and delivery thro:Jgh child-

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Dominican Tertiaries will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Rose Hawthorne. Home, 1600 Bay Street, Fall River, a date changed from Jan. 13. Mass will be followed by recitation of the Divine Office and a discussion on Church unity and means of reaching th:s goal.

birth classes, and frequently the childbirth instructor will assist her through labor and delivery. If such is your daughter's choice, look for a setting where she will have warm, supportive people to talk with and instruc. tion for childbirth. '

need not be made overnight. It takes nine months to get used to the idea of becoming a mother under average circumstances. Certainly the unwed mother needs time to think clearly. She will make better decisions when she has family support and is

In the Fall River diocese information, counseling and assistance arE! available from the Diocesan Uepartment of Social Services 783 Slade St., Fall River, telephone 674-4681, and from Birthright organizations in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro and Hyannis. All are listed in area tel4~phone directories. What about the baby? Should she keep it or give it up for adoption. This serious decision

not panicked. Encourage her to talk about her feelings. Do not force her into a decision and do not take her every statement as a final decision. If she leans toward keeping the baby, talk out the question: Whose baby is it? Grandma's or daughter's? Misunderstandings could lead to rivalry and jealousy between you and your daughter and confusion for the child. Avoid telling her, "Don't

worry about anything. We'll take care of all that later." However much you want to protect your little girl, she is facing an adult problem a'nd must deal with ,it as an adult. It is not kind to gloss over the coming reality. What will she do after the baby arrives? Continue school? Full or part time? If you wish to help her, wonderful. But the child is not a toy for her to take for walks on weekends and turn over to grandma other times. She should be responsible for her child's care or for arranging its care at all times. What about finances? If you want to help, fine. This issue also should be spelled out in advance realizing that she is responsible for her child, financially as well as otherwise. What about adoption? Talk about this option well beforehand. Your daughter knows or can meet people who have had good experiences with adoption. Talk with a social agency caseworker well in advance. She can help your daughter talk out her feelings and give her necessary practical informat.ion. Again, your daughter will not be pressured. She can make up her mind after the child is born. Many social agencies involve the mother in the adoption and respect her preferences not only as to religion but as to age, family size, and life style of the family which will get her child. Should she see her child after birth? Emphatically yes if she so desires. A young woman who has faced reality throughout her pregnancy should not be denied reality at this point. She deserves to see for herself that her baby is healthy and beautiful. Today, when abortion is an ,easy way out of a problem pregnancy, an unwed mother is a courageous woman who needs and deserves our love and support. When she has a child, her gift is life. When she chooses to give her baby up for adoption, she gives life, then gives it away. Let us be as loving and generous with her as she is with her child. Reader questions on family living and child care are invited. Address questions to: The liennys; c/o The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall J{iver 02722.

Church Ignores Outcast, Priest Says LONDON (NC) -An English priest working with drug addicts has criticized the Church for spending too much money on itself and not enough on the outcast. "I am concerned about the failure of the Church, as Church, to involve itself in the lives of those who :ue out of step with society," wrote Father Terance E. Tanner, director of the Roma Housing Association, in the January issue of the Jesuit periodical, The Month. Father Tanner estimated that 90 percent of the Church's available manpower "goes into establishment ways of life - - pastoral concern, liturgical worship, education, administration, and even keeping up with the intellectual Joneses."

And, he maintained, "something like 90 percent of .those for whom this energy and money are spent have nothing to do with the Church after the age of 12." Besides neglecting social work, the Church often interferes with priests and nuns who do it on their own, Father Tanner said. "I know too many priests and Religious who are doing wonderful work in the social field and whose superiors persistently demand that return to the ministry for which they were ordained," he said. Father Tanner said a "realignment of the Church's resources is overdue." "The good shepherd leaves the 99 sheep who are safe in search

of the one which has gone -astray," he wrote. "But the Church seems to cling on to the 10 who are safe and abandons the 90 who have strayed,"

Group Charges Babies Allowed To Die LONDON (NC) - The Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child, a British pro-life group, has called for legislation to protect the lives of children born suffering from spine bifida, a congenital malformation in which the spine is exposed. Children born with the condition, the society contends, are being allowed to die from being given too little food and too much medication.

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The McCauley Residence is a happy place, despite the not-sohappy childhoods of its residents. Most of the mothers, the youngest of whom is 16 years old, are

veterans of group-home living. They remember one foster home after another. For the most part, Mrs. Harper speculated, they have had and kept their children because they want to be needed, not rejected, and to have their own families. The visitor to McCauley meets some very interesting personalities. There is Maureen, 18, cradling her little girl, Lashanda, talking about taking a typing course at a neighborhood high school. "This is my wedding band," she says, pointing to a ring hanging with a scapular medal on a chain about her neck. "I'll wear it when I get married when I get myself together. It goes with this engagement ring on my finger." Maureen wants to be a secretary. She grew up in foster homes. Her boyfriend has encouraged her at McCauley, she says. She is popular and outgoing. When she came to the home, the other girls quickly began to refer to her as a "softie." Did she ever think of having an abortion? "Oh, there was no problem," she replied, smiling at Lashanda. "Every time I look at her, I think she was God's gift to me." Bernina, also 18, introduces her 18 month-old son, Deshawn. She has felt extreme rejection at times, and does not like to talk about it, but she does like to write. She hopes to have some of her poetry, which she writes under the pen name, "La Tasha," published, she said, ad-

ding, "I'd really like to get into drama." But, she went on, "as a backup skill, I'd like to get into IBM." She is currently studying clerical subjects at a school on Manhattan's Lower East Side. . "Success varies," says Mrs. Harper, recounting how former residents of McCauley have learned child care, budgeting and how to live in a New York apartment while holding down a job. The home follows up by providing baby sitting services for ex-residents. The program is financed by New York City's Human Resources Administration. "It costs the city less to keep us going than paying public assistance," said one of the social workers involved in the program. According to Mrs. Harper, the home is one of the few private agencies in the city engaged in rehabilitation work with unwed mQthers, 'Mrs. Harper noted, and its successes cannot be measured in terms of dollars and cents.

Mission Soil PLYMOUTII (Mich.) (NC) The evangelizing work of the Church in black, non-Catholic, dnner-city neighborhoods "is not essentially any different from the mi~sion work in foreign countries," said Bishop Joseph Howze of Biloxi, Miss. "We are on mission soil." Bishop Howze, only black Ordinary in the United States, made his remarks during a seminar in ministry to blacks at St. John's Provincial Seminary.


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Q. The active layman is al· ready giving a great deal of time to the Church. How much more time is he expected to give If he is ordained to the diaconate? A. In the case of an actively involved layman who wishes to be a deacon, it is most likely that this involvement would replace most of his other activities. Deacons will be asked to give 8 to 10 hours a week in ministry and will spend perhaps six to eight hours a week in their training program. Thus it should be quite evident that a man already heavily involved will have to give up most other activities if he wishes to pursue involvement in a permanent diaconate program.

Q. Will permanent deacons go on for priesthood?

A. The word permanent means that men ordained to the diaconate are called by God to that vocation. There is a difference between the two vocations. A man called to be a priest would not be happy as a deacon. In the same way, because a man is a deacon does not mean he has a vocation to the priesthood. It should be pointed out, however, that there are no Church laws preventing this in certain situations. It is possible that a permanent deacon, either a celibate or a widower, might request priesthood. Such cases would be decided by the bishop on an individual basis. Q. Are there not already dea· cons in the Fall River diocese? I see laymen distributing com· munion in parish churches. A. There are no permanent deacons ministering within our diocese at this time. Laymen who distribute communion are Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and are not ordained. A deacon engaged in a liturgical function can be recognized by his alb •and the crossed stole of his office. Q. Off the altar, will deacons be recognizable by a clerical collar? A. No. There will be no distinguishing clothing such as a black suit or clerical collar. This is a policy followed throughout the country. Permanent deacons are not to be "clericalized" as far as dress is concerned. It would take away from their effectiveness in their ministry of service. There is some thought, however, that an identifying lapel pin may be developed for use in this country so that people may know a man is a permanent deacon. It is hoped though that undue concern for signs and symbols will not clutter and detract from the mission of the permanent deacon. Q. What is a "lay" deacon? A. There is no such term in the Catholic Church and it is an erroneous description of the permanent deacon. All deacons are clerics, including the permanent deacon. Yet for the most part, they will retain a layman's role in the world although not in the eyes of the Church.


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A Few Ideas Dear Editor: Here are a few ideas that 1 have been thinking about for some time: 1. Why shouldn't the Anchor give space to parish fundraising activities? Isn't it the function of a diocesan paper to p;rint parish news? And isn't a Ladies' Guild Bazaar news? I don't see that a sentence about each such activity would take an undue amount of space, although if a parish wants more prominent display, it should, indeed, be willing to pay for the space. 2. I miss Father Kennedy's book reviews. 3. It has been about 15 years since our old missals were scrapped in favor of the updated, three year cycle versions. Though I find the new translations uninspiring and no more understandable than the old, I am willing to accept the judgment of theologians that the translation is more accurate. Isn't it about time that bound copies of the missals be published? The long term use of the monthly missalettes is ecologically and financially irresponsible. ,These cheaply produced throwaways seem almost ireverent. I find the whole concept of disposables from disposable plates to disposable people contrary to the best traditions of our Church, which has always encouraged the production of beautiful objects, many of which have endured for centuries. Helen M. Conrad Fall River

Reads It First Dear Editor: I would like to express my wish and thought concerning the Mary Carson column. My feelings and believing are the same as Barbara Reid's. I enjoy her column so much that as soon as I get my Anchor I read her column first, and read the rest later. So please keep our Mary column: I think she is a very honest and strong woman. Mrs. A. Gauvin New Bedford

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DUNEDIN, New Zealand (NC) Pro-abortionists have defaced Catholic churches and interrupted Masses to protest new restrictions on abortion recently passed by New Zealand's parliament. Shortly after the new law was passed, painted protest slogans began to appear on the houses of politicians who had supported it and on the outside walls of Catholic churches. A number of churches have organized special vigils to pre· vent further defacements. At the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch, women conducted a protest march down the aisles during Mass.

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Nuclealr Spread and Dr. Charles Lawrence, PresiContinued from Page One plans at a press conference in dent of the House of Deputies of the U.S. Episcopal Church. New York. Sister Kenan said she originNuclear proliferation is "a fundamental threat to the sur- ally saw disarmament as "perivival of the human family," ac- pheral" to other issues such as cording to one of the leaders at hunger and human rights. "Then. the briefing, Rabbi Marc Tanan- in exploring various issues," baum, Director of Interreligious she said, "you see that one of Affairs for the American Jewish the basic things is the immense amount of financial and personCommittee. Others announcing the cam- al resources that are being paign were Sister Marjorie Ke- poured into areas," nan, Nongovernmental OrganizaThe bishops signing the letter tion representative to the United were Archbishop Raymond HuntNations for the Leadership Con- hausen of Seattle, Bishop Charles ference of Women Religious; Buswell of Pueblo, Colo., BishFather Paul Mayer of New York op Ernest Unterkoefler of Theological Seminary; the Rev. Charlestown, S.C., and Auxiliary William Sloane Coffin of the' Bishop Joseph Francis of NewRiverside Church in New York ark.



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LESZEK SYSKI is dragged to a police van during a pro-life demonstration at an abortion clinic in Rockville, Md. (NC Photo) .

Pro-Lifers To Appeal Conviction BALTIMORE (NC) Five ing at an abortion clinic. Daniel }. Bertolini of Baltipro-life demonstrators say they will appeal their Dec. 28 convic- more, who served as attorney tion on charges of trespassing for the defense, said he would file an appeal, with one of the at a Baltimore abortion clinic. The five were found guilty in expected bases being Judge Baltimore Criminal Court of tres- Greenfield's refusal to allow the passing during a July 9 sit-in at defendants to use the defense of the Planned Parenthood abortion their choice. During the two-day trial, all facility in downtown Baltimore. Presiding Judge "Martin Green- five defendants took the stand, field refused to allow the group but the judge would allow them to testify that they entered the to say only that they had gone clinic to save lives, a defense into the clinic to prevent aborknown as the "common-law doc- tions. Following the verdict, when trine of necessity." The five were ordered to pay the jury had been excused, the a total of $1,060 in fines and five were permitted to make statements prior to sentencing. court costs. One of the defendants asked That "doctrine of necessity" . defense had been successfully what the judge would do if he employed in a similar case in found he had to trespass on priFairfax County, Va., two months vate property to save someone's ago, when six people were ac- life. Judge Greenfield replied quitted on charges of trespass- that one of the advantages of

U.S. Bishops To Report to Pope VATICAN CITY (NC) - The state of the Church in the United States and Canada will come under unprecedented papal scrutiny this year as Pope Paul VI receives the North American prelates for their "ad limina" visits to Rome. The "ad limina" visits, made every five years by all bishops heading dioceses, consist of a visit to the Pope and to the tombs of SS. Peter and Paul, as well as the presentation by the bishops of a report on their dioceses. In 1975, Pope Paul changed the traditional practice of receiving each bishop pllivately and began receiving them in national or regional groups. Since then, the Pope has also delivered and released to the press lengthy, hard-hitting speeches on his view of the Church in various nations. This year, the French bishops

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St. Francis of Assisi, the Little Poor Man, was one of the most remarkable personalities our world has ever known. He was born and baptized Giovanni 'Bernardone (Francesco was a nickname) about 1182. Far from poor, his father was a wellto-do cloth merchant. Francis spent a carefree boyhood and young manhood. He showed little interest in learning, although he was quite literate. He was a: romanticist with plenty of money to spend, and this, joined to his generosity, charm, musical talent and wit, made him extremely populal'1 with his peers. . As happened so often, there was war between Assisi and Perugia and when Francis was about 20, he was taken captive by the Perugians. He endured a year's imprisonment with his usual good humor, but the result was a protracted illness, which put an edge of seriousness on his character. Still a romantic, as soon as he was well enough he decided to join the forces of Walter de Brienne in the south of Italy. He started out bravely but chanced to meet a man in tatters and changed clothes with him. Illness then prevented him from reaching his goal and fie began to contemplate his future with increased seriousness, praying much and conceiving a strong desire to live the Gospel ideal of poverty. But hOw? One day he met a leper covered with the most loathesome sores. He dismounted and impulsively Francis kissed him! This started him on a round of visits to hospitals, helping the sick and poor, searching, searching. Then, while praying in the church of San Damiano, he heard a voice: "Francis, go and repair my house, which you see is falling down." Thinking the order applied to the little church building where he was, he went home, loaded a horse with cloth from his father's warehouse and sold both horse and cloth. The priest at San Damiano refused to ac· cept money gained under such questionable circumstances, but he did grant Francis' request· to let him stay with him. His father was furious; he dragged Francis home, beat him and locked him up, but his mother managed to free him. Back to San Damiano's he went, his father in hot pursuit. Again his father beat him and issued an ultimatum which resulted in Francis' being disinherited. Free at last, in a dramatic scene before the Bishop of Assisi, he stripped himself even of the clothes on his back. He wandered about, poorly clad and begging, singing and Turn to Page Thirteen

She longs for obscurity but her tiny figure an~ lined face are familiar to millions who have seen her picture in magazines and journals throughout half the world. Wherever she goes people reach out to touch her because they venerate her as a living saint. Her deep humility prompts her to shrink back from such adulation, but her charity compels her to respond in love to those outstretched hands and her luminous smile never becomes fixed or frozen. She works among the poorest of the poor in the alleys of Calcutta, but· she has been widely interviewed on television in the United States and Europe and has addressed large, enrapt audiences in such disparate meetings as the Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia and the, armual meeting of the National Catholic Educational Association. Her name, of course, is Mother Teresa - Mother Teresa of Calcutta as most people call her linking her name with that of the city where her extraordinary apostolate began. That aposolate was a long time taking form within her and when it came, it may have surprised Mother Teresa herself. It was, as she called it later, "the call within a call." The first call had come to her as a young woman in Yugoslavia. At the age of 18 she knew she wanted to be a missionary. As a Sodalist, she had :Jeen touched by the newsletters written by Yugoslav Jesuits working in Calcutta. She would ::>e a missionary nun, she decided and India would be her mission field. She applied to the Sisters of Lorato in Ireland since Bengal was one of their missions and after a year of probation was sent to teach at their St. Mary's High School in Calcutta. Her dream had seemingly been fulfilled. It had been difficult to leave her family and her native land, but she was now a missionary nun in the very country where she had longed to be. And for almost 20 years, the dream unfolded as she taught her Indian students, served for a number of years as principal of the school and was drawn ever more deeply into a knowledge and love of the country she had adopted. Then it came - ....the second call, the vocation within a vocation." In 1946, she was on the train to Darjamling to make her retreat then she heard the call to' follow, not Christ the Teacher but Christ the Healer, and to' His work - indeed serve Him - by going into the slums and 'working among the poorest of the poor. Nothing dramatic had happened - - just the sudden but deep conviction that Turn to Page Thirteen

ADifferent Bishop - Bernard Topel By Dan Morris The last time I visited him '1t home. I saw my breath in fro:1t of me when I spoke. I looked at his shoes, knowing he was wearing three pairs of socks, both to ward off the cold and to fill out the extra space - the shoes were two sizes too big. They belonged to a dend priest. He was sitting in his sparse, tiny front room on an aged wooden chair, wearing a weather-worn overcoat, an old hat, and a tattered scarf. No, he wasn't coming or going. He has to wear outdoor clothing to keep from gettil'g too cold in his house, a fourroom "crackerbox" in what is euphemistically described as a low-income neighborhood. To save on fuel bills, he keeps tt.e temperature hovering in the 10V!to mid-40s, even in sub-zero weather. He hasn't purchased clothing for himself in at least the 10 years I've known him. I won· dered if he was wearing the long underwear a Jewish woman from New York had sent him. Not just Catholics are impressed by this man, the bishop of a once-obscure little diocese in the Northwest, Spokane, Washington. Several years ago, Bishop Bernard G. Topel, now 74, sold his episcopal residence, his gem.studded crosier and crucifix, his jeweled episcopal ring. With the revenue he provided seed money for projects to help the poor. He collects no salary from his diocese, paying his expenses from his Social Security chec"lt of about $140 monthly. He usually has money left over to give

to the pOOl', since he cooks his own meals and he grows much of his own food in a backyard garden. Why? What made. a middle-of-the-road, pragmatic, self-confessed tradition,ally-oriented bishop opt for a lifestyle of poverty? "Because God wanted me to," he says. The impact of Vatican II on Bishop Topel was profound. Shortly after selling his Spokane mansion, he wrote in his diocesan newspaper, "During the Council, bishops often spoke of the Church as the Church of the poor. This troubled me because I do not see that we are . . ." This pauper-priest is convinced the Church's future success or failure is tightly linked to the degree to which it follows Christ's clear command to seek Him, not the Kingdom of Coins. "What has been wrong, I am convinced, is that those of us who should be giving leadership


in following Christ's teaching have not been living the message of Christ the way we should be living it. We water it down. The salt has lost its savor," he says. Father Bishop (this is how people of his diocese address him) exhorts the affluent to examine their lives, their second and third television sets, their lavish vacations, their worship of financial security. The Bishop prods those of middle income to see where they might live more simply, to question things like costly recreation, following the latest styles and eating expensive restaurant meals. And he tells the poor to be grateful to God and offer their poverty to Him in love. But Father Bishop is patient. "If it took me a long time to grow, then it takes others a long time, too. I don't get impatient and say they've got to do it my way right now." An eccentric? Well, if he is; there are more dioceses that could use his kind of financial and administrative "eccentricity." The Spokane diocese is solidly solvent. Despite its relatively small size (about 74,000 Catholics spread over 24,356 square miles), it boasts a modern retreat house, a college seminary, a diocesan high school, two homes for unwed mothers, a home for homeless women, a hostel for transient men, a ranch for problem boys, five apartment complexes for the elderly, a convalescent home for the aged, and more. In addition, the diocese administers five largely federallyTurn to Page Thirteen .

Mother Teresa Continued from Page Twelve hers would be no longer the life of a teaching nun in a convent school but that of a solitary Sister working among the outcasts in the fetid, teaming streets of Calcutta. It took two years for her to receive all the required ecclesiastical aproval for her second vocation. The last came in a personal letter from Pope Pius XII. The year was 1948. With five rupees, Mother Teresa began her new work. She started school for the slum l:hildren teaching them the alphabet and basic hygiene. As the work grew, so, too" did her support. Several of her former students came to assist her and soon, 10 of them wished not only to share her work among the poor but also share her life. A new religious community was formed. In 1950, the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity was approved, to be followed in 1963 by a male congregation, the Missionary Brothers of Charity. Through a period when religious vocations have declined, the Missionaries of Charity have attracted members in surprising numbers. Spreading first throughout India, they are now to be found in slums around the world, including New York's South Bronx. These thousands of men and

Bishop Topel Continued from Page Twelve financed neighborhood centers in Spokane's lower-income areas and has staffed and supported its own mission among the Quechua Indians of Guatemala since 1960. A Catholic school education remains possible for nearly every family in the diocese. At the same time, a solid religious education program is offered to public school students. All this has been initiated under Bishop Topel's administration. A fool? Sure. A fool for Christ.

women, most from comfortable backgrounds, vow to live among and give "wholehearted free service to the poor." They give the lid to the often heard claim that modern youth is too selfcentered, too materialistic to assume the burden of religious life. They will, if someone gives them a compelling example, as Mother Teresa has done. Her example is compelling, of course, because she takes literally and lives completely the sayings of the Gospel - the hard saying which most of us try to evade or explain away: "I was hungry and you gave me food . . . naked and you clothed me. I was iII and you comforted me . . . "

St. Francis Continued from Page Twelve smiling. The money he collected went toward the repair of San Damiano and another old church. But he was still aimless until at Mass one day in 1208 he heard the words of the Gospel: "As you go, make this announcement: 'The reign of God is at hand!' . . . Provide yourselves with neither gold nor silver nor copper in your belts." He went about in absolute poverty, preaching penance, brotherly love, and peace. Soon others were attracted to his way of life. They lived in huts, ate what they could beg, prayed, and preached with that simple joy and gaiety which were so much a part of Francis' personality. Soon Francis composed a simple rule for them and had it approved by Innocent III in 1209. All received minor orders except Francis, who was ordained a deacon. The movement grew amazingly and after 10 years there were 5,000 Franciscans. The last two years of Francis' very full life were filled with pain and happiness. His attitude as he neared his end was typical: "Welcome Sister Death!" He died on Oct. 3, 1226, lying on the ground, covered with an old - and borrowed - habit.

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SOMaS CRISTAOS Desde crian)as que ouvimos dizer aos nossos pais e irmaos mais vel has a que e ser cristao. Ensinaram-nos a rezar e temos rezado muitas vezes. A medida que vamos crescendo torna-se necessaria saber muito mais acerca da Reliqiao Crista. Saber mais sabre Jesus Cristo. E sabre a ora~ao e a nossa vida. E necessario tambem saber melhor aquilo mesmo que nos ensinaram. Porque? Para que? Porque a nossa inteliqencia quer saber mais e tern direito a isso. Porque so quem sabe muito e e bern se pode orientar melhor na vida. Porque so aquele que sabe bern pode ajudar as outras pessoas. E todos sabemos que ha pessoas aue necessitam de urn amiqo nue, com confiansa e serio conhecimento, lhes diqa as coisas com clareza. Sao pedro deixou-nos uma frase que nos deve fazer pensar e pode ser a lema deste tema: IIEstai sempre dispostos a dar a razao da vossa esperansa a todo aquele que vo-la pedir. as primeiros homens que sequiram Jesus manifestaram com as suas obras que a mais importante e ser fiel ao que Deus nos pede, passando por cima dos caprichos pessoais au das opinioes dos que nos rodeiam. Cristo escolheu-os para viverem com Ele e para os enviar a preqar. Sao as Apostolos. Depois da Ascens~o do Senhor e da vinda do Esplrito Santo, espalharam-se pelo mundo para dar cumprimento ao mandato de Cristo: pregar 0 Evanqelho a todos as povos, baptizando-os e ensinando-os a observar tudo 0 que lhes havia mandado. Foram assim a fundamento da Iqr~a. Com a sua palavra atrairam as homens a fe. Pela pregasao de Sao Pedro no.dia de Pentecostes converteram-se "uns tres mil": em poucos dias, "uns cinco mil ". E cada vez seconvertiam mais, tornando-se de Cristo. Sao Barnabe e Sao Paulo preqaram sobretudo em Antioauia, nao so aos judeus, mas tambem aos pagaos e durante urn ana estiveram unidos na igreja e intruiram numerosa multidao, sen do em Antioquia que as disclpulos comesaram a ser chamados cristaos. Tornavam-se cristaos desde a momenta em que se convertiam da sua vida passada e, acreditando em Jesus, recebiam 0 baptismo. Eram entao "de Cristo", eram as seus seguidares, porque se entregavam de cora~ao a Ele e estavam dispostos a seguir a Sua aoutrina e a Seu exemplo. Cristo marcava-os no Santo Baptismo~Baptismo com a selo indelevel do Sacramento. Pelo Baptismo, somas configurados com Cristo. Mesmo no meio das nossas faltas e ate dos nossos pecados, nao deixamos de ser cristaos se nao rejeitarmos a nossa fe em Cristo. Se cairmos, podemos levantar-nos sempre com a grasa de Deus como Sao Pedro depois das suas neqa~oes e continuar a ajudar os nossos lrmaos. s6 vivendo como Jesus nos pede, n6s podemos dizer seus fleis sequidores. Para isso precisamos de conhecer muito bern a doutrina crist~ pais, s6 deste modo, a nossa fe n'Ele ser~ cada vez maior e s6 assim mostramos se a Domos em Dratica. A doutrina crista compreende a conteudo do Credo onde estao compendiadas as principais Verdades; as Mandamentos manifestamnos a vontade de Deus a nosso respeito; os Sacramentos que Sao os meios instituidos par Cristo para nos dar gra~a; as principais festas cristas pelas quais A Liturqia nos ensina a sequir a vida de Jesus Cristo, da Sua Santfssima Mae, e dos Santos.

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on the record By Charlie Martin

Don't Stop If you wake up and don't want to smile If it takes just a little while

Open your eyes and look at the day Don't stop thinking about tomorrow Don't stop, it'll soon be here It'll be better than before Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone. Why itot think about things to come And not about the things that you've done If your life was bad to you Just think what tomorrow will do All I want is to see you smile If it takes just a little while r know you don't believe that it's true, I never meant any harm to you. Don't you look back Don't you look back Written by Christine MCVie -

Sung by Fleetwood Mac

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Fleetwood Mac's music rose to the top of the rock music charts during 1977. It's a combination of mellow harmonies in the rock beat, with messages of insight into life. "Don't Stop" encourages optimism. It reminds us that things do change in life, problems can be dealt with, and situations can ''They that go down to the sea in ships and do business in great waters, tht!tse be improved. The song's attitude and challenge is to live with hope. see the works of the Lord and God's wonders in the deep." In the above sense, I agree with the song's message. Attitudes and expectations make a big difference in our lives. ,But the question is: How will we react in the face of difficulty? If one relationship breaks up over misunderstanding, can we learn from the experience, and be open to other people for the future? The song talks about attitudes. Yet there is another equally important factor: Making better tomorrows takeS action. We need tion story used plenty of it. He and we have visions and we By Cecilia Belanger to take responsibility for the situations in our lives, realize the used the world view which was work toward that goal. Isn't this possibilities for change, and take definite steps to bring about the I've been running into many present in the 6th century before a faith story too? change. To live this way is to have the real possibility for a youth who .read the Bible and Christ when he wrote of thlf beTime and again I have tried love it, while on the other hand ginning of time. A' flat plate to tell students that the Bible, growing and meaningful life experience. It can, however, be difficult to make changes when we there are those who say, "Why represented earth, and over the is not a book of science. It condo not feel the support of our friends. The song suggests that should I read the Bible? I've flat earth was the firmament 0: tains many literary types - hissupport: "All I want is to see you smile." read books I prefer to it, books dome of heaven. On the under tory, fiction, drama, poetry, law, Real friends encourage us to create the circumstances that r can understand, and books side of the dome were the sun, prophecy, lettl;lrs, faith stories. give us a happy life. This is the type of friend we need. Further, that don't depress me." moon and stars. And they all affirm "in the bethis is the type of friend we can be to others. One even said, "I don't care ginning." There was a purpose Had we lived in those ancient who was ,"in the beginning." I days how would we have de- in that "beginning" and that purjust care about now." pose is still with us, permeating scribed creation? Another, ",People who read the our lives eve,n ow. We're not too good at deBible have made such a mess of scribing the world we live in to.. evolution and all that stuff. Sophomores from Sister Euge- graphed copy of the play. day! There are so many varying They think they're scientists as nia Margaret's home room sportLast week junior English opinions regarding just about well as religionists." First of ed their new Christmas apparel classes visited the New Bedford everything. all, the ancient Hebrew writer last week after winning a con· Whaling Museum in connection Sure, there was science in the of the creation story, (found in CHICAGO (NC) - Students test for the classroom best deco· with their study of Herman Melthe first chapter of the Book of ancient world. The Babylonians at St. John Berchmans School rated for the holidays. The prize? ville. The field trip rincluded a Genesis,) was first and last reli- and the Egyptians made impor- in Chicago are getting a fiveNo uniform for one week. . film on whaling and a tour of tant advances in such fields as week vacation this holiday seagious and not scientific. ' the museum, where exhibits inMichael Marotte says he will The function of science is to mathematics, astronomy, gelogy, son, but it wasn't a Christmas always have fond memories of clude scrimshaw, marine paintdescribe the nature of the physi- chemistry and medicine. How- present, rathE!r part of an effort his first HF Christmas. As a ings and a model whaling ship. cal universe. The function of reli- ever, the creation story means to cut down fuel bills. The experience gave the stutoken of appreoiation for his gion is to interpret the mean· something else to the believer. dents a better understanding of work with the school drama Nicholas Zangara, St. John's For many it is not a literal acing of existence. club, the cast of his production MelV'ille, of whaling and of their principal, hopes that the move It· is a faith story, We all count. For example, here is the sea will result in' a 40 to 50 per· of Dickens' "Christmas Carol" own heritage as New Bedford- -to the scientists, it is H20 live by faith. And a faith story cent saving in January fuel con- presented him with an auto· ites. is a symbolic means by which - two atoms of hydrogen and we face our conditions, problems sumption. one atom of oxygen. The extended vacation is To the religious man, describ- and threats in this life. possible under state school atWe talk about a "new day," ed poignantly by the words of tendance requirements because a "new world," where people can the psalmist, "They that go students at St. John's started a down to the sea in ships and do live together in peace and in a week earlier than other schools business in great waters, these spirit of mutuality. We dream and will end the school year a see the works of the Lord and week later. In addition, the God's wonders in the deep." school is dropping its traditionScience deals with things that al Easter vacation and most we can touch, measure and other holidays. weigh; religion deals with spiritLast year's January fuel bill ual values. The religionist atat the school was nearly $7,000, tempts to understand why things , a figure Zangara hopes to reo are as they are. He focuses on duce to about $4,000 this Janvalue, meaning and purpose. uary. The high cost of heating Youth who read the Bible last winter pushed, the school faithfully see in it what the $6,000 over budget. writers wanted them to see. The traditionally high Janu"It gives me strength," said ary absenteeism rate, caused by one. Another, "It gives me directhe harsh winter weather, illtion; it warns, me of pitfalls." ness resulting from the cold, and Still another, "It teaches me valextended family Christmas vaues." cations, will be eliminated, he I like symbolism. 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Somerset's Marcelluses In Limelight Sue-Ann Marcellus and her brother, Ron, are in the sports limelight, but in different sports. Their parents are Jerome and Claudette (Lecomte) Marcellus of St. Patrick's parish, Somerset. Sue-Ann, a 1976 graduate of Somerset High now a sophomore at Ohio University, has been named the No. 1 starting centerforward of the United States national field hockey team. Probably the best field hockey player ever to wear the Blue Raider colors, her performances at Somerset earned her the first full athletic scholarship ever awarded a woman at Ohio State where she wrote field hockey history. In her freshman year, she led the Lady Buckeyes to a 7-1 record, the best in the school's history. She scored 21 of the team's 31 goals. In 1977 she scored 17 goals. As a res\ilt of several tryouts of candidates for the national team, she was one of 33 selected for further tryouts, held recently in Pomona, California. It was her showing there that resulted in her being named to that NO.1 spot. In March, the United States team will make a five-city tour

of England climaxed with a game against the British national team in Wembley Stadium on March 11. The U.S. team is also scheduled to participate in the World Cup Competition in Vancouver in the summer of 1979. Of the 40 national teams participating in that competition, the top six will be selected for the Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980. Ron, a stalwart on the Somerset High ice hockey team, is well on the way to becoming the state's all-time high scorer. With 110 goals and 106 assists for 216 points he is now only 12 points under the alltime record of 228 set in 1975 by Oliver Ames' Randy Millen. Somerset, setting the pace in Division One of the Southeastern Mass. Conference, had a conference game Monday against Taunton and has a non-league game against Case at six o'clock tonight in the Driscoll. Rink, Fall River. It is conceivable that Ron might become the state's all-time scoring king before the end of tonight's game. If not tonight, he has 11 more games in which to turn the trick ... but I'm sure it won't take that long.

Close Races In Conference Basketball At the conclusion of last Feehan at Seekonk and Holy week's play, Durfee was the Family at Yoke-Tech. lone undefeated team (4-0) in After last Friday's games, the So. E. Mass. Conference's Falmouth, 3-0, was atop Division Division One. The Hilltoppers Three. Coyle-Cassidy and Diman retained that status only after Yoke, both 2-0, shared the runbeing severely put to the test ner-up spot. Tomorrow Diman by New Bedford and Taunton is at Dighton-Rehoboth, St. Anlast week. Fairhaven, New Bed- thony at Coyle-Cassidy and Diford and Dartmouth took 4-1 man at Westport. Falmouth and slates into this week's action. Westport will be idle as their Tomorrow night Bishop Con- game scheduled for today was nolly High is host to Durfee as played on Dec. 23. Tuesday's New Bedford goes to Dartmouth, schedule has Westport at Case, Attleboro to Taunton, and, Som- Diman at Coyle~assidy, Digherset to Fairhaven. Tuesday it ton-Rehoboth at Bourne and Falwill be New Bedford at Taunton, mouth at St. Anthony. Kevin Whiting, Durfee, 115 Attleboro at Connolly, Fairhaven at Durfee and Dartmouth at points with an average of 19.1 Barnstable. per game; Tony DePina, New Wareham, Bishop Stang High Bedford, Ill, 15.8; Jlim Hennesand Seekonk had 2-0 records as sey and Phil Graves, both of of last Friday. Stang and Ware- Fairhaven, 102, 14.5 are the leadham are to meet on the latter's ing scorers in Division One. In wood Tuesday but, meanwhile, . Two it is Marty Cardoza, WareStang will be at Bishop Feehan ham, 133, 22.1; David Leiato, High, Old Rochester at Holy Holy Family, 105, 21; Randy AnFamily, New Bedford Yoke-Tech drews, Wareham, 84, 18.8; Dave at Wareham and Dennis-Yar- Perkins and Jeff Dickerson, both mouth at Seekonk tomorrow. of Old Rochester, 102, 17. DiviOther games Tuesday list Old sion Three's leader is Paul GadRochester at Dennis-Yarmouth, bois, St. Anthony, 130, 18.5.

Southies' Lead Again Cut Fall River South's lead in the Bristol County Catholic Hockey League has been whittled down to five points as a result of games last Sunday night when the pace-setters were held to a scoreless tie by Taunton and New Bedford routed Fall River North, 8-0, to gain sole possession of the runnerup spot. Somerset, which had shared second place with New Bedford, was upset, 4-1, by Westport-Dartmouth. South now has 21 points

in the standings, New Bedford 16, Somerset 14, Taunton and Westport·Dartmouth 10 each and Fall River North seven. Chris O'Toole scored three goals for New Bedford.


TATIANO PAPAMOSKOU, 13, is Iphigenia in a screen version of the Euripides tragedy. Beautifully acted, it is, however, a film for adults only. (NC Photo)

• tv, movie "Voyage to Grand Tartarie" (New Line): A young man whose wife is the victim of a random killing wanders through a France beset with every type of evil. Lacks humor and perception, and use of nudity is offensive. Objectionable in part for all. "Candleshoe" (Disney): Jodie Foster plays a lovable Los Angeles juvenile delinquent whom confidence man Leo McGurn brings to England to hoodwink Helen Hayes, a noble lady with a beautiful manor house that gives the film its title, into thinking that she is her long-lost granddaughter. Some charming orphans already in residence suspect the worst of the interloper. David Niven is also on hand as the perfect butler. This is stan·

dard Disney fare, tending towards broad and silly slapstick. Approved for all. On Television "Eric Hoffer: A Crowded Life," 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, PBS: A portrait of the longshoremanphilosopher whose 1951 book, "The True Believer," made him famous. This "blue collar Plato" is a gadfly who challenges con· temporary assumptions by measuring them against the wisdom of the past. This documentary on his life and thought is fascinating viewing even for those who disagree totally with his conclusions. Television Movie "You Can't Steal Love," 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, ABC: Originally released as "Live a Little, Steal

LONDON (NC) A Catholic theologian opened 1978 with a call for Catholics and Anglicans to recognize each other's ministries and begin some measure of intercommunion, or sharing in each other's Eucharist. Preaching in Westminster Abbey, Father' Adrian Hastings noted that it has been 10 years since the Malta Report was issued by the Anglican-Roman Catholic Joint Preparatory Commission, of which he was a memo ber. That report was built around a concept of "unity by stages," the priest said. Since then, he added, agreed statements by ARCIC have established that "our two churches do have enough of a common mind about the Eucharist to share its celebration." But intercommunion in any regular way, Father Hastings said, would require full recognition by each church of the validity of the other's ministry. "Short of willingness to seize the nettle of the validity of Anglican orders and the long Roman inability to recognize them, we can hardly leap the last hurdle prior to intercommunion," he noted. Calling Roman Catholicism and Anglicanism "two great sides of our English Christianity" which "have been too long estranged," the theologian asked, "Is it not time that t1)ey share again in the saving sacrament of unity; the body and blood of Jesus Christ our Lord?"

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OUR LADY OF ANGELS, FALL RIVER The Credit Union will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 at the parish hall. A family mission in Portuguese will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 through Friday, Feb. 17. Parishioners 50 and older are invited to join the Senior Citizens Group which meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER Tenors are needed for the parish choir, which rehearses from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday and is heard at 11:15 a.m. Mass on Sundays. Those interested may call Father William Campbell at the rectory. The parish ski club is tentatively planning Friday night trips to Blue Hills and Klein Innsbruck. Skiers should call Father Campbell between 3 and 4:30 p.m. on Friday. They will meet at the school at 5:45 p.m., skiing until 10:30 p.m. Drivers are urgently needed if this club is to continue. ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER Parochial school children will meet their new pastor. Father John FoIster, tomorrow at 10 a.m. at a special Mass he will celebrate in the school auditorium. The liturgy will be planned by the children.

ST. MARK, ATTLEBORO FALLS The Divorced and Separated Catholic Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sunda.y, Jan. 15 in the church hall. Law and Marriage will be the discussion topic. ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER Holy Rosary Sodalists will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 in the school. There will be no January meeting. An Easter tapestry is in process of planning. All parish families will be asked to participate in its making. The credit union will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 in the lower church. Parents of children preparing to receive First Penance will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 also in the lower church. ST. MARY, MANSFIELD The Catholic Women's Club will meet at 8 tonight in the church hall. ST. JAMES, NEW BEDFORD Following a business session at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the church hall, members of the Ladies' Guild will hear a presentation entitled "Walk without Fear" by Capt. A. J. Correira of the New Bedford Police Department. ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET Parents of confirmation candidates will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 in the church .hall. The Women's Guild will hold Moderator's Night at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, also in the hall.

ST. THERESA, ATTLEBORO South Attleboro Knights of Columbus, Council 5876, will host a pro-life Mass at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. The liturgy will be followed by a slide presentation and question period by the Massachusetts Citizens for Life. The public is invited and refreshm~~nts will be served.

It's not that his mind is wandering during his work. Father Cantwell is invoking the intercession of Smith, who died of cancer in 1967 at St. Barnabas Hospital in Minneapolis, on behalf of other cancer patients. Because Father Cantwell believes Bruce Smith should be canonized. Smith, a single-wing halfback for the University of Minnesota's Golden Gophers, received the 1941 Heisman Trophy as the best college football player of that year, and was named to just about everyone's All-American team. He also received the Archbishop Ireland Award for Leadership and Inspiration to the Catholic Youth of the Nation.

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Father Cantwell, now pastor of Our Mother of Mercy Church, Plateau, never saw Smith play fotball, but he and the athlete became friends at St. Barnabas Hospital where Smith was dying of cancer. He preached the homily .. at St. Lawrence Church, Minneapolis, after the athlete

died on Aug. 28, 1967, at the age of 47. Smith entered the U.S. Navy before graduating from the University of Minnesota and served as a Navy flyer until the end of World War II. He played professional football with the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams before forming h:s own wholesale sporting goods business in the early 1950s. Named to the Football Foundation's Hall of Fame after his death, Smith also received several awards from Catholic organizations, according to his father, Lucius Smith, 86, an attorney in ·Faribault, Minn. The elder Smith participates each year in the Bruce Smith memorial golf tournament held in Fairbault, where Bruce was active in Immaculate Conception parish for many years. Lucius Smith, who did :r..ot become a Catholic until after his son's death, said he would be "not surprised" if Bruce were entitled to canonization. "There was one thing he always used to say to me: 'Dad, every man should spend an hour each day with God.' He was always in church before and after games,

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ST. JOSEPH, NEW BEDFOllID A prayer service is sponsored at 1:30 p.m. each Sunday in the church by the parish unit of the Legion of Mary. All are invited to attend recitation of the rosary and othel' prayers.

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SS. PETER AND PAUL, FALL RIVER CCD Classes for Grades 1 to 4 will be held Sunday, but there will be no classes on Monday, Jan. 16. SIGN Group will meet Sunday at 7 p.m. for a scripture discussion. Members are asked to bring their New Testaments. The Education Committtee has voted not to have kindergarten in the school because of lack of interest. The parish council, organized a year ago this month, has invited all parishioners to attend its next meeting, Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in Father Coady Center.

no matter what the outcome." Bruce and wife Gloria had four children, aged from 23 to 19. Father Cantwell believes that Smith should be canonized not only because he lived a life of heroic virtue, but because of the way he faced sickness and death. During his last summer, whenever his wife would mention a miracle, he would say. "I'm having my miracle. I will have the summer with my family." And he did.

Arrests in Paraguay ASUNCION, Paraguay (NC) - Paraguayan security agents last month ra:ded a meeting of rural leaders and arrested 21 persons in a !nove which government critics said was meant to block reorganizing efforts. The meeting was sponsored by the Latin American Workers Confederation (CLAT), a Catholic-led continent-wide organization, and by the Paraguayan Center for Social Studies. A city labor group, the Urban Workers Union, was also lending a hand to the peasant leaders, who said their aim was to reorganize the Leagues.

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ST. JOSEPH, ATTLEBORO A foster home is needed for a 17-year-old boy. Further information is available at the rectory. Cub Scouts will hold a pinewood derby at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the parish hall.

Bruce Smith: All American Saint? PLATEAU, Ala. (NC) - When Paulist Father William J. Cantwell of Plateau, Ala., talks to cancer patients, he often thinks of an all-American college football player named Bruce Smith.

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