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Immigrant youths need special care say officials WASHINGTON (CNS) - Catholic churches must take extra steps to make the children of immigrants welcome, a U.S. Catholic Conference official said. "They take on much more responsibility than they normally would," said Father Peter Zendzian, USCC director of pastoral care of migrants and refugess. "They have to be adults even though they are children. They learn English and the American ways faster than their parents. They often read the bills and explain things to their parents." Father Zendzian was interviewed Jan.4 by Catholic News Service i.n connection with National Migration Week, which ends tomorrow. Cardinal Bernard Law, archbishop of Boston, is chairman of the U.S. Catholic Conference Committee on Migration. In the Fall River diocese, Father John J. Oliveira, parochial vicar at St.

Michael's parish, Fall River, is advisor to the migration commit~ tee on pastoral care of Portuguese immigrants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. . Additionally, Father Oliveira is chairman of the Portuguese Community Health Care Committee at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. The church needs to be sensitive to the needs of children of immigrants," Father Zendzian said. "It can help make the immigration scene much more gentle." Parishes can help the children feel welcome, he said, by getting volunteers to tutor them in English and other school subjects and planning activities to help them learn "the new culture and be part of the scene." Pastors, he added, should be


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Deacon ordination held Saturday John M. Sullivan of St. Bernard's parish, Assonet, was ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Daniel A. Cronin last Saturday at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. During the ordination ceremony, Bishop Cronin said that Deacon Sullivan is advancing toward "a state of total dedication moved by a sincere love of Christ" and

that he must bear witness "that God must be loved above all else, and it is he whom you serve in others." . Msgr. John J. Oliveira, YE, was master of ceremonies and many diocesan priests, including Father Edward E. Correia, pastor of S·t. Bernard's, were Mass concelebTurn to Page Six

BISHOP DANIEL A. Cronin ordains John M. Sullivan to the transitional diaconate in ceremonies at S1. Mary's Cathedral. (Hickey photo)

"All of you are Christ's body and each one is a part of it." (1 Cor. 12:27) Candidates and team of Emmaus 81

The Emmaus retreat

Gifts of love and light Story and photos ral Camp, East Freetown, since by Marcie Hickey the 1970s. The most recent retreat "On that same day two ofJesus' weekend, Dec. 15 through 17, was followers were going to a vii/age Emmaus 81, called The Gifts of named Emmaus, about seven miles Love and Light, for which there from Jerusalem. and they were were, 16 team members and 16 talking /0 each other aboui all the candidates, including this reporter. Said Tom Barber, Emmaus 81 things that had happened. As they talked and discussed, Jesus him- ,director, "Emmaus is encounterself drew near and walked along ing a stranger and recognizing him as Christ." with them." (Luke 24:13-15) The retreat focuses on two These days there is another Emmaus, and though it may be a aspects of the Emmaus story: little farther from Jerusalem than encountering Christ as the discithe original, what is talked about ples came to recognize him in the stranger and as we'encounter him there is just as extraordinary. in others; and experiencing Christ, Like the walk of Jesus' disciples, the Emmaus retreat for people as the disciples "recognized him in ages 19 to 30 is a journey in which the breaking of the bread" and we participants seek to recognize experience him in the Eucharist Christ and deepen their relation- and other sacraments. Both aspects ship with him, regardless of their are found in the community of faith. present level of faith or practice. The 12 Emmaus retreat talks Today the journey takes the form of a series of presentations take the form of a spiral, "starting with the individual and reaching on faith and community followed out to the people around him or by reflections and small group her to the community of faith," discussions. Activities are led by Emmaus said Frank Medeiros, codirector for the weekend. team members, most of whom Each presentation began with a have previously ma'de the retreat, which has been offered at Cathed-, prayer and lighting of a Christ

candle, "inviting Christ to be with us." Most of the speakers presented their topic as a personal story in which they described people who had deeply affected their lives and experiences that brought them to a turning point in faith. Reflections followed in the form of prayer and music. Groups of five or six candidates and team members met after each presentation to share questions; impressions and insights. The groups also participateo in activities further exploring presentation themes. Encountering Christ The first few Emmaus talks seek to help candidates discover the communities of which they are a part and how participation in them can enhance their relationship with Christ. Emmaus 81 began with a "Personhood"talk by Denise Levesque, focusing on looking within the self and evaluating and accepting one's strengths and limitations. She described personhood as "an inalienable right" and "a realization that you are a creation of God." Turn to Page Eight

Tonight! The Bishop's Ball

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St. Anne's voices Medicare concerns

Archbishop named to Bush committee

Staff members of St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, recently sent more than 500 letters to President Bush as part of a nationwide effort urging federal and state governments to protect Medicare funds from further cuts. "When the Medicare program began 25 years ago, the federal government made a promise to its elderly that quality health care would be available to them, but due to the continued underfunding of the health care system by the federal government, this promise to our older citizens is in jeopardy," said Richard Pozniak of the Massachusetts Hospital Association. _ Repeated budget cuts to the Medicare program by the federal government (more than $30 billion nationwide since 1982) have made it difficult for hospitals to treat the growing elderly population. More than half of Massachusetts hospitals are running deficits, forcing an increasing number of them to cut services and layoff employees due to inadequate reimbursement. Last year alone, St. Anne's Hospital provided free care for 600,000 uninsured individ uals, incurring costs close to $1 million. According to hospital president Alan D. Knight, the letter-writing campaign is among many steps St. Anne's has taken to address what has been termed a "crisis environment" in health care. The hospital, with many others, is working with local and state legislators to seek reform and has made a number of operational changes designed to improve efficiency without sacrificing quality care. "St. Anne's is doing its part to let federal legislators know how important Medicare funds are to securing a healthy future for all of us," summed up Knight.


WASHINGTON (CNS) - New Orleans Archbishop Francis B. Schulte has been named to President Bush's Education Policy Advisory Committee. He is the only representative of Catholic or other private education on the 24mem~er panel. Catholic educators had complained throughout 1989 that the Bush administration was shortchariging Catholic schools in attempts to achieve ed ucational reform. "Frankly, I shared their concern," Archbishop Schulte said, but he added that he did not know if there was "a direct relationship between my appointment and the concerns ... expressed." Sister of St. Joseph Catherine McNamee, president ofthe National Catholic Educational Association, hailed the archbishop's selection. "We've been lobbying for a long time for this," she told CNS. Archbishop Schulte is a former' superintendent of schools for the Philadelphia archdiocese, which at the time had about 175,000 students. He is chairman ofthe U.S. Catholic Conference's Committee on Education and the USCC Committee of Bishops and Catholic College and Urriversity Presidents. He is a member of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education and is a trustee of the Catholic University of America. St. Anne's Hospital gratefully acknowledges contributions that we have received to the Remembrance Fund during December, 1989. Through the remembrance and honor of these lives, St. Anne's can continue its "Car- . ing With Excellence."


Roland R. Banville Henry F. Boardman Frank P. Botelho Rev. Roland Brodeur Joh n Correiro Marie louise Croteau William D. Crowley Edward G. Depin Jeannette Depin Jennifer A. Depirf Roland E. Depin James DiCarlo Diane Domingue Frank S. Feitelberg Dr. Jordan Fiore James A. Goslin, Sr. Raymond J. Heinig Frederick E. Kay John long Mrs. Jenny Milan Adeline Occhiuti Raymond E. Parise Normand J. Patenaude George Petrin Elmer F. Pickup Gerard E. Poitras William M. Priestly Yvonne Roppe Norman Roy Pauline V. Sasso Elizabeth M. Shea Daniel V. Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. John Sutton Margaret T. Towne Marie O. Vezina

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PANAMA CITY residents celebrate the surrender of Gen. Manuel Noriega. (eNS/ UPIReuters photo)

N orieg~ gives up, ends diplomatic .snafu VATICAN CITY (CNS) - A said. A few days later, one of denied published reports that he IO-day diplomatic dilemma ended Noriega's own men found and had given Noriega an ultimatum when deposed Panamanian dictaremoved Noriega's last weapon - , or deadline to turn himself in. tor Gen. Manuel Noriega left his another machine gun - from under The archbishop said Noriega refuge in the Vatican's Panama his mattress in a nunciature appeared "normal" throughout the City nunciature and surrendered bedroom. 10 days of refuge. He ate well and voluntarily to li .S. authorities. Archbishop Laboa said he in- was physically in good shape, he At the Vatican, spokesman Joaformed Gen. Marc Cisneros ofthe said. But nuncio personnel and the quin Navarro-Valls said Noriega's U.S. Army Southern Command in Panam'anian officials were attensurrender was probably the best Panama City after Noriega had tive for a possible suicide attempt solution to what had become a arrived. by Noriega, he added. diplomatic impasse. "It left them speechless. For In Rome, Vatican and U.S. Noriega was arrested by U.S. them it was a humiliation," he embassy officials emphasized that Drug Enforcement Agency offisaid. U.S.-Vatican talks during the affair cials after he walked out of the The archbishop said Noriega were cordial and friendly. nunciature Jan. 3. He was flown to thought at first he would obtain Navarro-Valls said the outcome Miami and arraigned next day on refuge in a third country such as respected the principles the Vatia series of drug-related charges. A Cuba or the Dominican Republic. can had defended throughout the "not guilty" plea was entered for· But as the days passed, the nuncio affair - particularly its refusal to him and lawyers said his trial convinced him that "neither the hand over Noriega to the forces of would be delayed by months of Americans nor the Panamanians the United States, which the Vatilegal preliminaries. would ever agree to safe conduct" can had called an "occupying power" in Panama. Navarro-Valls and U.S. officials for hrm. Even before a large anti-N oriega Noriega received no guarantees credited the papal nuncio in Panama, Archbishop Jose Sebastian demonstration outside the nuncia- other than those inherent in the Laboa, with convincing Noriega ture Jan. 3, one of Noriega's own U,S.justice system, Navarro-Valls _ to leave willingly and face U.S. advisers told him he risked being said. lynched by Panamanian crowds. Archbishp Laboa commented justice. In the United States, Archbi- The U.S. forces would never shoot that Noriega's trial would be "the shop Daniel E. Pilarczyk of Cin- at the people, who could easily trial of the century." "This man knows a lot about cinnati, head of the U.S" bishops' enter the nunciature, the adviser Israel, the CIA, intelligence serviconference, reaffirmed praise for told Noriega. The nuncio stressed to Noriega ces, the Mafia and drug traffickArchbishop Laboa. ing," the nuncio said. "I hope it is now clear to eve- that he would not face the death CRS Sends Aid ryone that the actions of,the Holy penalty in the United States if In the aftermath of Noriega's See played a decisive role in bring- convicted. He added that U.S. prisurrender, Catholic Relief Serviing an end to the violence in Pana- sons, at least, have TV and air ces sent $IQ,OOO in emergency relief ma," Archbishop Pilarczyk said. conditioning, and that Noriega to Archbishop Marcos G. McGrath Archbishop Laboa, a 66-year-old would be safer and more comforof Panama to help meet t'he needs Spaniard, explained in a Jan. 6 table there than in Panamanian of Panamanians affected in the interview how he and others chang- prisons. U.S. invasi'on of the country. Noriega made his final decision ed Noriega's view. CRS wiil follow the lead of the The archbishop said a Noriega after two long meetings with Archarchbishop "as he assesses the needs adviser telephoned the nuncio on bishop Laboa, Vatican envoy Msgr. Christmas Eve - four days after Giacinto Berloco and a few close of the pe'o~e," said Lawrence A. Pezzullo! I' •. : ctor, of CRS, the the U.S. invaded Panama - say- assistants. They all went to Mass overseas relief and U.S. bis~~ ing Noriega would unleash a guer- after the last meeting, the nuncio developm~nt·agency. rilla war in western Panama unless said. When Noriega left, the nuncio Anothdt $40,000 has been allohe was given refuge. "I was given 15 minutes to decide. accompanied him to a nearby cated by CRS for small enterprise My first reaction was to contact Catholic school building, where he development projects to help the the Holy See, but that. was not was taken into custody. Noriega devastated Panamanian economy possible. I took the terrible deci- asked for and received a "personal recover, Pezzullo said. Between 9,000 and 12,000 Pansion," Archbishop Laboa said. The souvenir" of his stay - a crucifix Vatican later backed him up, say- blessed at the Vatican, the archbi- amanians displaced by the invasion of U.S. armed forces were ing his decision had in effect quelled 'shop said. being sheltered in schools, accordNoriega then gave the nuncio a the fighting in Panama, in which many soldiers and hundreds of civ- personal letter to Pope John Paul ing to estimates quoted by CRS, which sponsors several grassroots II, which was being forwarded to ilians had died. development projects in Panama, Noriega arrived in a car sent by the Vatican. Archbishop Laboa and Nav- such as loans for small vendors. the nunciature, the archbishop said. "It is this type of project which On the car seat was a blanket, and arro-Vails denied that any presa priest found a machine gun sure had been put on Noriega to we hope to utilize to rebuild lives leave. The nuncio in particular in Panama," Pezzullo said. underneath and confiscated it, he


Non-Christians said to pose challenge ROME (CNS) - The large number of non-Christian young people in developing countries poses a challenge to Catholic youths, says a Vatican report on missionary activity. "The non-Christian world is above all a world of young peopIe," said the annual report of International Fides Service. Especially in Asia and Africa, the proportion of young people is "particularly high," the report said. "Young Christians are challenged by this mass of youth in search of the truth and salvation. "It falls above all to young people to offer human and missionary solidarity to those other young people who do not yet know Christ, even though they may unknowingly seek him," said the report, published by the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

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MEETING FOR the New Bedford Serra Club's Bishops' Night Monday at White's of Westport were, from left, Earle Bargasse, new member; Larry Burnes, acting president; Bishop Daniel A. Cronin; Damasio Silva, new member; and Gilbert Costa, trustee. (Hickey photo)

35th Bishop's"Ball tonight Representing Fall River diocesan parishes from the Attleboros to Provincetown, hundreds of friends of exceptional and underprivileged children will gather tonight at White's of Westport for the 35th annual Bishop's Charity Ball. They will dance to the music of Al Rainone's Orchestra and the Aristocrats, with proceeds benefiting diocesan summer camps for exceptional and underprivileged youngsters and other charitable apostolates. Among highlights of the evening will be presentation of young ladies and their escorts from 33 diocesan parishes to Bishop Daniel A. Cronin, who will be the Ball's guest of honor for the 20th year. At 9 p.m. the bishop will be presented to those in attendance by Mrs. Theodore J. Wojcik Sr., president of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, and John Drane, Attleboro area president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Support group set for suicide kin The Diocesan Department of Catholic Services will sponsor "In Memory Still," a bereavement support group for persons who have lost a relative or friend through suicide. Meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Catholic Social Services office at 261 South St., Hyannis, and will continue every other Wednesday for 10 sessions, said Robert Fournier, Cape Cod area director for CSS. He said the group will not have walk-ins and that anyone interested in attending should first contact him at telephone 771-6771.

The presentees' program will begin at 9:05, followed by music for dancing until I0 p.m. when the traditional Grand March will take place and Kenneth Leger of Sacred Heart parish, Fall River, will sing the National Anthem. After the march, Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, Ball director, will introduce Bishop Cronin, who will discuss diocesan apostolates funded by the social event. Dancing will then continue until I a.m. with the Aristocrats in the Grand Salon and the Al Rainone Orchestra in the Grand Ballroom.

Columbia pilot is Notre Dame grad NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS)The university of Notre I)ame has its first graduate in space as Jim Wetherbee, '74, pilots the lO-day space shuttle Columbia mission, now in progress. Also on the mission are Cmdr. Dan Brandenstein and mission specialists G. David Low, Bonnie Dunbar and Marsha Ivins. The five astr-onauts were to spend Christmas in space, but the mission was delayed when renovations were found to be needed on the launch pad. The crew is to retrieve a satellite that has orbited for nearly six years and deploy another one. Wetherbee, 36, holds a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Notre Dame. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in 1975 and became a naval aviator in·December 1976. He was selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as an astronaut candidate in 1984 and qualified in 1985 as a shuttle pilot.

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OFFICIAL Reverend Mr. John M. Sullivan, Deacon at Saint Pius X Parish, South Yarmouth Effective Saturday, January 6, 1990.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (CNS) - About 700 mourners gathered Jan. 5 for a funeral Mass at a Fond du Lac Catholic church for an American nun killed with a Nicaraguan nun in a New Year's Day ambush by unknown gunmen in northeast Nicaragua. "We have here this evening the rare privilege of being witnesses to martyrs in' our day, no less glorious than in the past," said Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, who was main celebrant at the Mass at St. Joseph Church. Sister Maureen Courtney, 45, of Milwaukee, and Sister Teresa Rosales, 24, a Nicaraguan, were killed Jan. I after the vehicle they were driving went over an explosive and then was fired upon some 200 miles northeast of Managua. The nuns were members of the congregation of the Sisters of St. Agnes of Fond du Lac. They were killed about 7 p.m. en route to a pastoral meeting in Puerto Cabezas. Wounded in the attack were Wisconsin-born Auxiliary Bishop Paul Schmitz, 46, and a third Sister of St. Agnes, Sister Francisca Colomer, who is a Nicaraguan in her early 20s. Bishop Schmitz, a Capuchin and auxiliary of the Apostolic Vicariate of Bluefields, Nicaragua, was transferred Jan. 6 from a Managua hospital to St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, hospital spokeswoman Kathy Lemke told Catholic News Service Jan. 8. He was recuperating from injuries to his left arm, which include nerve problems and several broken bones, she said. Both his eardrums were ruptured during the attack, she said. Sister Colomer, who suffered shrapnel wounds to her face and chest, was released Jan. 7 from a Managua hospital, Sister of St. Agnes Leanne Sitter told CNS. The Nicaraguan government blamed the contras for the killing and produced two witnesses Jan. 5 who said they saw the nun's killed by the rebels. I The witnesses, identified as Ronald Dolores Mairena, 16, and Jaime Arauz Lopez, 20, told a news conference in Managua, Nicaragua, they could identify the leader of it group of about 60 contras responsible for the attack. The two said they were kidnapped by the assailants and witnessed the killings while in custody, but later escaped. Contra rebel leaders said their forces had not been in the area. In Washington, the White House and State Department condemned the killings, but said they had no evidence the attack was carried out by the rebels. Bishop Schmitz said it was too dark for him to be able to identify the assailants and that the shooting stopped once the group identified itself as religious workers, leading church officials to believe it was not a personal attack on the church workers. Before the funeral, a memorial service was held at St. Margaret Mary Church in Milwaukee, Sister Courtney's home parish. "This is the first time I'm present at the passing and the homecoming of a heroine for Christ Jesus," said Father Tom Wittliff, former pastor of the parish. "On that road in Nicaragua,' whatever tra ps were set, whatever shots were fired, the mystery o(

Jesus was being continued," he told more than 700 mourners. Russell Courtney, the slain nun's brother, told The Catholic Herald, Milwaukee archdiocesan newspaper, that his sister's work was "apolitical." "She had her private thoughts, but she kept them to herself," he said. "You can't live and work in' that country and favor one side or the other." Sister Courtney had been in Nicaragua since 1978, working primarily with Miskito Indians. She

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THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River - Fri., Jan. 12, 1990

the moori'1.9--, The Decade's Greatest Danger As we enter 'the nineties, there is little doubt that the abortion controversy will, unfortunately, be an issue that will rip the country apart. Candidates for office will win or lose, depending on which side of the fence they have been backed into. All in all, the situation is one ofthe most tragic aspects of current American politics. First and foremost, the right to life should not be viewed primarily as a political issue. It is an ethical and moral matter that leaves no room for libertarian choice. The sustenance or termination of life should not be viewed in the light of situation ethics. Yet, for all practical purposes, human life has become subject to political exploitation. If you want to get elected, check first to see if your constituents are pro:-life or anti-life. Do your homework well, check the demographics and sociological evaluations. When you have assembled all the data, then decide which side of the ~oin will serve you better. If you still can't make up your mind, try for the worst of both worlds by declaring that personally you're against abortion but publicly, of course, you must reflect the views of your constituency. It is obvious, especially in our commonwealth, that such split personalities are quite electable. There are few Massachusetts politicans who have not ~orked that angle, reducing human life to a mere mattlJr of personal and political expediency. What makes the situation bode so badly for the future is that the same mentality is beginning to move into other areas ofIife 路concerns. Once one determines that a baby is a mere blob of tissue, it's easy to view the elderly as useless and not worthy of life support. There can be little doubt that we will see efforts to legalize euthanasia or so-called mercy killing. Such a position will allow for subjective judgments on who will live and whose lives will b.e legally terminated by the state. The latter might include not only the retarded and terminally ill but also the indigent and derelict. In such a scenario, decisions would be divorced from moral or ethical concerns. This might seem to be an exaggerated forecast; but sad to say it is more than likely to be fulfilled' if we continue to disregard the sanctity of human life. We have already taken the legal giant step that exterminates over a million and a half babies annually. Some of our states are already in various stages of debate over euthanasia. What gives anyone the assurance that 'such procedures will not be legalized? In this country, have we not our own Dachaus and Auschwitzes? Isn't it strange that a~ we condemn the Holocaust of Nazi Germany, we are conducting our own holocaust daily under the disgusting guise of pro-choice. No politician, no lobbyist and no profit or nonprofit group should have the power to terminate life. One cannot be for peace and abortion at the same time; one cannot be for mercy killing and against capital punishment at the same time. Life is precious. It has its own limits and ends in its own time. We who have been allowed to share this wonderful gift must cherish and nurture it, even if at high personal cost.

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"The just shall be in everlasting remembrance." Ps. 111:7

The perils of consumerism By Father Kevin J. Harrington Much has been written about our unquenchable thirst for consumer goods. Christmas leaves many people broke because they feel a need to buy beyond their means. But as a nation we can ill afford . to increase personal debt beyond its already unprecedented high. Between 1981 and 1987 alone, U.S. personal debts doubled from ci300 billion to ci600 billion. VCRs, compact discs and personal computers have gone the way of the television set: first one in every home, now on~ in every room! This situation is fueled by advertising stimulating excess usage of anything that yields a profit. The cost of consumerism plus that of the $250 billion wagered annually in legal and illegal gambling has taken a tragic toll on the American middle class as well as on the environment. . The ethos of our culture tells us to spend, not save, and belittles the value of money while exalting the value of credit. The net effect is that consumer goods have filled the vacuum created by the breakdown of the family. McDonald's provides the meal, franchised nurseries the child care and videotapes the entertainment. It al,l adds up to a devastating blow to the stability of the family. Achild'born on New Year's Day in the beginning of this new decade stands less than a 50;50 chance of retaining the same adults in his or her home, with or without the benefit of marriage. A child conceived on New Year's Day has a little better than a 50-50 chance of not being aborted. No decade has

ever begun on such a sour note but路there are signs that Americans are finally becoming aware of the social cost of such decadence. Hopefully, the 90s will be the decade in which the courts will restrict abortions and in which people will be more willing to commit themselves to each other before assuming the responsibilities of raising a family. There are, however, other harbingers of disaster. Gambling is becoming more and more accessible to a greater percentage of the population. Alcohol and tobacco still account for too much of the typical American family's budget. Perhaps the 90s will be the decade during which television beer commmercials will. go the way of the hard liquor commercials. I find it ironic that athletes are forbidden to smoke or drink alcohol

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at the same time as college sports are sponsored by a beer manufacturer and women's professional tennis by a cigarette company. So desperate are advertisers' attempts to promote their products that the latest James Bond movie accepted $350,000 to have James Bond smoke a brand-name ciga,rette along with his famous vodka martini! Anyone who tries to criticize corporate greed faces a tough battle. Neil Young's satirical song spoofing beer commercials was banned by MTV for fear of alienating its sponsors. MTV is hailed by certain liberals as courageous for getting sex and violence past the censors and into our living rooms but it would not risk incurring the ire of its advertisers. How truly revealing! What we lack is the ~oncept of enough. Our business culture equates more with success. Economists, for example, still measure the national well-being by the Gross National Product: i.e., the more we consume the better we think we are doing. Soon the newest toy, high-definition television (HDTV). will hit the stores. Many American families will be $2500 poorer overnight, our trade deficit with Japan will mushroom and we will spend less on the things that really matter. History is for those wise enough to admit that they can learn from their mistakes. Our future will be shaped by the decisions we make today about how best to spend our limited resources. Someday we may find ourselves seeking to survive on limited energy and in a damaged environment and regret our shortsightedness.

Study in contrasts A friend who asked me to take her to the doctor warned me it could take awhile so I grabbed a couple of magazines off the top of my pile. When I reached for them in the waiting room, I realized I'd chosen two very different publications. One was Maryknoll and the other one o.fthe supermarket women's magazmes. I read Maryknoll first. It's one' of my favorites and I read it thoroughly every month, learning as much about geography as Christian values and ministry. For those unfamiliar with it, this little magazine is the publication of Maryknoll Missions. Each issue is devoted to a country, continent or theme and is filled with short but poignant articles written by Maryknoll priests, sisters, brothers, and lay missioners who work with the people, especially the poor and marginalized. The magazine is both depressing and uplifting depressing in the poverty, disease, and1ack of human rights described but uplifting in the portrayal of faith, hope, and lived Christian values of people who outnumber us who live in the more affluent world. They may live a poverty we deplore but they possess a richness of spirit we can envy. For those unfamiliar with Maryknoll, I suggest trying a year's subscriptio'n after which you ask yourself if your understanding, horizons, and attitudes remain the same. Any donation to the Maryknoll Fathers, Maryknoll, NY 10545 serves to get you the magazine for a year.



Anyway, 1 hmshed Maryknoll and picked up the women's magaDOLORES zine. I tend to skim these, skipping over articles on Hollywood stars, CURRAN housecleaning tips, and beauty makeovers. On page eight, I read tips from readers. One caught my eye and With all our talk of peace, iusraised my bile. It was from new parents who had been "apprehentice and Christian values, we fail to sive" that their pet dog would feel' act on the chasm between our lifestyle and others' misery. Surely we displaced by their new baby. To offset the possibility of canine will have to answer before God for his insensitivity someday. rivalry, long before the baby was born they began washing the dog's "How quickly luxuries become fa vorite things in baby-scented necessities,", a friend commented soaps. They played with him in the one day when we discussed the future baby's room to get him used th9ught of living without a garto new sights and smells. bage disposal. Perhaps, in fact, we And, the letter continued, on , should use the garbage disposal as a symbol of the disparity between the day the baby came home, they the haves and have-nots. Why gave the infant to the grandparents while "mom and dad spent a would a Maryknoll family need a garbage disposal? They are crying special time with Spenser" (the out for our garbage. dog). It worked because an accompan'ying photo showed dog and baby happy together. I thought of the pinched faces ofthe Maryknoll children. With sickening stomach, I turned the page to a monthly feature where a psychologist responds to readers' questions. A reader shared that her niece is bulimic and 10 pounds underweight. Her parents, who are obese, think this is just great and support her in this practice of vomiting after every meal. I closed the magazine and tossed it in the wastebasket. After reading in Maryknoll about families trying to subsist on leftover trash in Bolivia and families who lost six out of nine infants the first eight months of life because of malnutrition, I couldn't handle stories of preparing the dog for the new baby and parental delight over a daughter's starvation.


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pie, already married to SOmeone , else. Q. Recently my brother divorced A "marriage union". which is his wife. I asked him if he would try to obtain an annulment oftheir later annulled is referred to as a marriage, but he refuses because putative marriage (from the Latin he says if he gets an annulment his "putare," to think or believe). This simply means that everyone children would be considered illegithought it was a marriage during timate. Is this true? I can understand the years the couple were together, why he would not even talk to a and there was no overt reason for priest about it ifthat is what would anyone to think otherwise. As I have explained frequently happen to his children. (New York) A. Your brother's concern, is a in more detail, when an annulment common one, but unnecessary for is granted it means that some conmen and women who have been ,dition was present throughout the through a disastrous marriage marriage that made a true, valid relationship and who honestly feel marriage between those two peothat a genuine marriage commit- ple impossible, even though that ment and relationship never existed condition did not surface as a between themselves and their form- finally destructive factor in their union until perhaps years later. er spouses. They obviously do not want This does not change the fact their children suddenly to find that children born to a couple durthemselves illegitimate. But that ing their life together are considoes not happen when a marriage dered as legitimate as any other is annulled. children born of a husband and Annulments are granted by civil wife. They are not illegitimate in courts as well as by church tribu- either civil or Catholic Church nals, though it is important for law. It is quite possible, of course, for Catholics to realize that an annulment in civil law is not recognized even grown children to be hurt by the church unless that annul- emotionally by the awareness that ment is also granted by a diocesan their parents had such radical tribunal acting with the authority problems in their life together that they could never have had a genuine of the local bishop. marriage union. The point is, however, that in both civil and church law children Often, if not most of the time, are still considered legitimate sons their so'ns and daughters may need and daughters of that marriage heip to work through these hurts even after an annulment. This pre- and diffiCUlties. Legally, however, sumes, of course, that the man and . there is no stigma on the children woman were free to marry in the because of the annulment of their first place and were not, for exam- parents' marriage.

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Continued from Page One rants. Also a concelebrant was Father Thomas J. Daly, rector of St. John's Seminary, Brighton, where Deacon Sullivan is preparing for the priesthood. Diocesan seminarians were readers' and servers and' Deacon Sullivan was vested by Permanent Deacon Lawrence A. St. Onge, who serves at St. Bernard's. Music was provided by the diocesan choir under the direction of Father David A. Costa, parochial vicar at St. Thomas More parish, Somerset. Among those present for the ceremony were family' members, parishioners of St. Bernard's and members of the permanent diaconate. Deacon Sullivan said that his ordination was the "culmination of years of study and preparation. The whole process has been very rewarding and spirit-filled." He credits members of his family and parish community with fostering his vocation. Becoming involved with parish activities after graduating from college, he said he received "a sense of affirming from individuals in the parish." In remarks during the ceremony, Bishop Cronin asked the laity to share some of the responsibility for fostering religious life." "We know God calls young men" to the priesthood, he said, "but they need the encouragement of their pe"ers and seniors" to acknowledge what is for them "an interior emotion." After the ordination ceremony, a reception was held at St. Bernard's parish, where Deacon Sullivan preached at two Masses the following morning. He will be ordained to the priesthood on June 2 and is now serving at St. Pius X Church, South Yarmouth.

SISTER OF ST. AGNES Raymond Grieble, a missionary in Nicaragua for 28 years, visits Juan Francisco Zuniga, 15, left, and his brother Patrick, 14, at her niece's home in Altoona, Pa. Sister Grieble helped the boys flee Nicaragua last winter so they would not be forced to join the military. Their escape involved traveling in a cattle truck across Mexico for three days without food or water. During the journey a boy who began the trip with them died. Today they live with Sister Grieble's niece and her family and are enrolled in Catholic schools, "which I really appreciate," said Juan. "In Nicaragua they taught communism, Marxism, Leninism and how to load a rifle. There was no math or science." Sister Grieble, who has herself been caught in contra and Sandinista cross fire in Nicaragua, is a member of the same community as Sister Maureen Courtney, killed in the war-torn nation Jan. I. (CNS photo)

Immigrant youths

Continued from Page One aware of cultural differences when pl~nning youth activities, so that immigrant children are not excluded. For example, he explained, in some cultures .it would not be acceptable for children to go on an overnight retreat. Making children feel welcome makes parents feel welcome, too, he noted. "Many people are going to other churches because they feel welcome there," he said. "These folks who sound or act differently have this great thing in common with us ... our faith. We all believe in BOSTON (CNS) - Officials at Christ. We are of the same family. a Boston Catholic church held a We must love our family." healing service Jan. 9 to help resiIn 1988, more than 643,000 immdents of a Boston neighborhood igrants were admitted into the shaken by a bizarre crime that V nited States. Father Zendzian brought the city national attention. said he expected numbers of EastThose who mourned the death ern European immigrants would of a pregnant Catholic woman most likely decrease slightly abducted and shot to death in a because of strides toward demorobbery last October were still cracy in the area. reeling after her hu~band killed Father Anthony Czarnecki, himself Jan. 4 after learning he VSCC special assistant for pashad become the prime suspect in toral care of migrants and refuthe shooting. gees, said that East Europeans The healing service was at the who do come to the V nited States' Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual look for a chuch which is sensitive, Help. flexible and receptive to their needs. Charles Stuart became a symbol "The loneliness and alienation of sorrow and pity after telling of the technical world [in the V nipolice that his wife, Carol, was ted States] encourages a search for fatally shot by a gunman as they higher values, belonging and perleft a childbirth class. sonal and meaningful relationAbout 125 mourners attended ships~" Father Czarnecki said. Stuart's funeral Mass Jan. 6 at The priest said churches must Immaculate Conception Church._ go out to immigrants rather than in Revere, Mass., where Stuart expecting them to come to the had been an altar server as a boy. churches and must try to make Mrs. Stuart, an attorney and a newcomers part of parish deci1981 graduate of Boston College, sionmaking processes. died Oct: 23 after being shot that Irish Immigrants nig ';'n the head, and the Stuarts' Another group in special need pr .' , ,e baby, Christopher, deliver , 'y Caesarean section shortly of attentio'n, although they have before his mother died, succumbed no language problem, are Irish immigrants, mostly young, single 17 days later. Police said Stuart jumped some and well-educated, but many also 300 feet to his death from a Boston in the V nited States illegally. In their regard, "Ireland's loss is Harbor bridge.

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America's gain," says Msgr. Nicholas DiMarzio, VSCC, director of Migration and Refugee Services. Speaking recently in Brooklyn, N. Y., to a clergy conference -on immigration, Msgr. DiMarzio said that the new generation of Irish immigrants believe their hopes and ambitions cannot be realized in' Ireland. "Since they are Ireland's best and brightest," he said, "they are a great loss to Ireland." Daithi O'Ceallaigh, Ireland's consul general, said one study showed 46,000 emigrated from Ireland in a one-year period that ended last April. Less than 2,000 legally emigrate from Ireland to the V nited States each year. An economic decline that began in the early 1980s has caused many young Irish to leave their homeland in search of jobs or better opportunities. , Msgr. DiMarzio said the church's job is "to deal with their pastoral and social needs." The message the church must give immigrants, regardless of their country of origin, he said, is, "Yes, I love you and I'll do whatever I can for you." Father Ronald Marino, assistant director of the Brooklyn Diocese's Catholic Migration and Refugee Office, said, "The work of the diocese among immigrants doesn't happen in the chancery. The real truth of what we stand for is when immigrants are welcomed in parishes." Father Marino said, "There are no aliens in the Catholic Church. There are no undocumented." "We want to welcome them to our churches," said Msgr. D. Joseph Finnerty, coordinator of the diocese's Irish Apostolate, which sponsored the clergy conference. "We want to encourage them to do what their forebears did in the past."

SAN SAL VADOR, EI Salvador (CNS) - Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani has said members of the armed forces were involved in the November killing of six prominent Jesuit priests and two women. "It has been determined that there is involvement on the part of certain elements of the armed forces," Cristiani said in a five-minute national radio and television broadcast Jan. 7. The six priests were shot at close range at their residence at Central American V niversity in San Salvador. Their housekeeper and her daughter also were slain. The priests - including the university rector, Father Ignacio Ella~ curia, and Father Segundo Montes, director of the' university's Institute for Human Rights - were respected intellectuals who were strong advocates of dialogues between leftist rebels and the Salvadoran government. Human rights and church workers immediately voiced suspicions that the killings, shocking even after 10 years of civil war and some 70,000 deaths, were the work of rightist death squads with links to the military. Among those protesting were leaders of the V.S. Conference of Major Superiors of Men, who called on Congress to "cut all military assistance" to EI Salvador. Their statement, in the form of a letter to V.S. elected leaders, said anti-church actions by the Salvadoran government had the "appar" ent acquiescence ... of the V.S. Embassy there." Citing attacks on churches and church workers, the letter said: "Our government cannot be exempted from these violations of human and religious rights. We finance the war in EI Salvador. We have offered nearly unconditional support for the AREN A (National Republican Alliance) government. Our ambassador to that country has defended the incarceration of church people." In his radio and television broadcast, Cristiani said an "honor commission" of military officers and civilian lawyers had been created to work with a commission previously set up by his government to assign responsibility in the killings so that "justice can be done in this objectionable crime." He said his government 'and the Salvadoran armed forces "are pledged to uncover the very last suspect in such a detestable crime." Cristiani gave no details of the investigation and did not say whether any members of the armed forces had been arrested. In Rome Jan. 8, the Jesuit order welcomed Cristiani's statement. "Yes, it does confirm our suspicions. Our people in EI Salvador are pleased with the unexpected seriousness of the investigations," said Father Johannes Gerhardt, spokesman at Jesuit headquarters in Rome. Col. Rene Emilio Ponce, head of the Salvadoran armed forces high command, told journalists that the military honor commission mentioned by Cristiani had reassigned 45 soldiers and two officers of the U.S.-trained Atlactl Battalion to other military units in the capital until further orders. The Associated Press said Ponce confirmed that the Atlactl Battalion participated in the Nov. 13

search of the university campus and said he'could not comment on whether they were implicated in the Jesuits' murders. The Atlactl Battalion is one of several elite -counterinsurgency units that received initial training in the early 1980s from U.S. military advisers in the V nited States as part of a plan to "professionalize" the Salvadoran armed forces. Dissatisfied with corruption and the human rights record of the Salvadoran military in 1979-82, the Pentagon hoped that by using V .S. advisers to train select troops in the Vnited States, it could create an effective, professional fighting force. A witness, a cleaning woman who was later taken to the United States for safety, has been quoted by Jesuit officials as saying she saw men in military uniforms leaving the murder scene. The killings occurred during a curfew imposed by the military after the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front leftist rebels launched a major offens,ive Nov. II.

The offensive, which lasted six weeks, was the most'intense fighting since the war began a decade ago and brought major battles to the capital for the first time. The university killings sparked an international outcry about the possible return of the Salvadoran death squads, which claimed thousands of lives in the early 1980s, and V.S. critics demanded reexamination of U.S. aid to the country. The V nited States has been supplying more than $1 million daily to EI Salvador. Auxiliary Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chavez of San Salvador told reporters after a Jan. 7 Mass that Salvadoran church leaders had asked their V .S. counterparts to pressure the Bush administration to change its policy toward their country. Bishop Rosa Chavez said the request was made during recent visits to EI Salvador by U.S. bishops, including Archbishop Roger M. Mahoney of Los Angeles, who heads the V.S. Catholic Conference Committee on International Policy. Bishop Rosa Chavez said the V.S. bishops promised to increase pressure on the Bush administration for a U.S. policy change as Congress prepares to vote on legislation renewing military aid to El Salvador. Hearings on the matter begin Jan. 24.

PI justice asked NEW YORK (CNS) - Maryknoll Father John J. Walsh, a missionary to the Philippines, said Filipino President Corazon Aquino has ended much military oppression, but has failed to act effectively for economic justice. In Davao City on the island of Mindanao, three workers" are unemployed for everyone employed, he said. The democratically elected congress, he added, dominated by persons from wealthy and traditionally dominant families, produced "a very emasculated land reform law."


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Nuncio to Lebanon sees Hrawi Letters are welcomed but thc editor reserves the right to condense or edit, if deemed necessary. All lettcrs must be signed and include a home or business address. They do not necessarily express the editorial views of The Anchor.

A Tribute Dear Editor: The following tribute to Father Bruce Ritter is written in Tanka, a 5 line, 31 syllable, Japanese verse form:

Covenant House. How many are there? don't know where they came from! All the beds are full! Thirty sleep on the main floor! Seventy on the floor here! More are coming in! We're all out of mats, and sheets! And of towels, food! Maybe it was the wind, rain!路 Don't turn anyone away! Don't turn them away! Hey, Bruce! Yo, Bruce! Hey! Hey! Bruce! Thanks for having me! I'm glad to sleep on the floor And to smell that soapy sweet! I wasn't asleep! Hey, Bruce? Can I talk to you? You're a priest? And you bless things? Sure, sure, sure! That's right! I can bless things! Like crosses? If you want a cross I'll get you one tomorrow! No! No! Bruce! Not that! Not that! No, Bruce! Not a cross! NoL .. Will you?.. Will you bless me? Sure, sure! ...That's easy! First my hand goes up! Don't flinch! And then I say this to God! Bless this poor kid, God! You have just got to bless him! I don't know his name! I may not see him again! . But dearest God! Just bless him! You know what he was And you know all that he is And what he becomes You know they are not the same Not for him or anyone! But, maybe', maybe You just remember that time In all our lives when We were all our very best! Maybe that's why you love us! Martin J. O'Malley, Passaic, N.J.

Jan. 13 1954, Rev. Emile Plante, M.S., LaSalette Seminary, Attleboro Jan. 14 1977, Rev. John J. Lawler, M.M., Maryknoll Missioner Jan. 15 1948, Rev. Thomas F. Kennedy, Pastor, St. Joseph, Woods Hole 1972, Rev. Vincent Marchildren, O.P., Director, St. Anne's Shrine, Fall River 1977, Rev. Msgr. John E. Boyd, Retired Pastor, St. Patrick, Wareham Jan. 17 1967, Rev. John Laughlin, Retired Pastor, Holy Ghost, Attleboro

Enough is enough! Dear Editor: Our big spending, free-wheeling-dealing, patronage, crony-oriented legislators are burning the midnight oil to raise our taxes another billion dollars before the middle of January. With the exception of路 the Republican minority and several dozen conservative democrats, the Dukakis-Keverian political machine is hell-bent on socking it to the working man and the consumer. These George III types have doubled automobile license and registration fees and hundreds of other state fees and fines. They have also raised our state income tax 15% ($1 billion) over the past vear. Billy Bulger, Dukakis and Keverian are now conspiring to raise the gasoline tax 100% (.10 per galIon), the state sales tax 40% (5% to 7%) and extensively broaden state sales tax on 10 tax-exempt business items. These individuals have done precious little to cut patronage jobs and nothing to eliminate unnecessary state-hired consultants. , In essence, Keverian, Dukakis and company have reduced Massachusetts to a Third World debtor nation whose bond rating is the lowest in the country, whose per capita tax rate is one ofthe highest in the country, and whose financial structure is on the verge of bankruptcy. Enough is enough! Ordinary taxpayers should call and write their state representative or senator (617-722-200) and House Speaker George Keverian (617722-2500) immediately at the State House, Beacon Hill, Boston, Mass. 02108, and tell them to vote against this billion dollar tax-heist plan. Ted Temple Marlboro

"Take aim" Dear Editor: As we begin a new year, the members of Morality in Media request all readers of the Anchor to "take aim" on all kinds of obscenity and pornography as these evils raise their ugly heads in your communities. As we are all aware, these evils debase respectable womanhood, disrupt responsible family life, cor-, rupt the maturing minds of our young people, and arouse the fantasies in the minds of our sex deviates who commit the heinous crime of child sexual abuse. Pornography and obscenity are found in videocassettes, filthy books and magazines, available at most convenience stores, and everyday TV shows, both conventional and cable TV, especially "soap operas." . In cases of outright local violations ofthe obscenity law, we urge our friends to notify the local police or district attorney. On TV programs which are not fit for family viewing, please contact your local TV station. Please remember that pornographyand obscenity are not "harmless," are not protected "free expression" under the First Amendment

COLUMBAN Father John Dunne, 75, who has celebrated a television Mass for Boston area shut-ins for many years, is retiring to his native Ireland. Earlier in his priesthood he served in England, China and the Philippines. In the United States since 1964, he has, despite failing eyesight, conducted retreats, counseled and been active in the Cursillo movement as well as in the television apostolate. (Warner photo)

Heads physicians HOUSTON (CNS) ----: Dr. Joseph A. Lucci Jr., academic chief of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, has been elected president of the National Federation of Catholic Physicians' Guilds for a one-year term. As president, he will be spokesman for the organization, which has mor,e than 6,000 members in affiliated groups. 111I1111I111I11I1111111I11111I11I111I11I11I111I111I11I111I11I111I1111I .

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VATICAN CITY(CNS)- The Vatican's representative in Lebanon formally presented his credentials to President Elias Hrawi, a move seen as supporting the Syrianbacked peace plan that brought the new president to power. The papal nuncio to Lebanon, Archbishop Pablo Puente, undertook the gesture Jan. 6 so that he could "fully carry out his mission" by promoting dialogue between all sides, Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said. The nuncio had delayed presenting his credentials for weeks

Father Peyton gets Kolbe award CHICAGO(CNS)- HolyCross Father Patrick Peyton, founder of the Family Rosary Crusade, has received the first St. Maximilian Kolbe Award from an organization that the saint founded. St. Maximilian Kolbe, canonized in 1982, was a Polish Conventual Franciscan who was a prisoner at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland who offered his life in place of a fellow prisoner. Awarded by the Militia Immaculatae movement, the award, consists of a bronze medallion and monetary honorarium. It goes to Catholics who have promoted an authentic understanding of the Blessed Virgin in the theology, spirituality and apostolic life of the church.

because of what Vatican officials called the unsettled political situation in the country. Hrawi, a Maronite Catholic, has been in a power struggle with Gen. Michel Aoun, leader of Christian forces in Lebanon. When Hrawi met with Archbishop Puente, he assurd the nuncio that force would not be used to dislodge Aoun,according to press reports from Beirut. At the Vatican, Navarro-Valls noted that "any type of military intervention would only bring new suffering for the people and make it difficult to achieve a just solution to the current crisis." His comme,nts appeared to reflect the view that any real solution in Lebanon must take Aoun and his forces into account.

Franciscan network seeks collaboration CINCINN ATI (CNS) - A nonprofit organization called Franciscans Network has been established in Ohio to promote collaboration among all Franciscan orders in the United States. The new organization was developed by the advisory board of Mustard Seed, a monthly newsletter featuring Franciscans and their work. The network will take over publication of Mustard Seed, changing its editorial approach and issuing it eight instead of 12 times a year.

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With love and light: on the new road to Emmaus Continued from Page One "Presence" was the topic of Herman Ferreira's presentation. He described ways in which God is present to us in others and in daily life. "God is present in people we meet," he said. "A smile, a hug, a kiss, a simple thank you for doing something nice-God is present in all these things." The theme was continued in a talk by Cathy and Paul Kelly, who discussed marriage as "presence between two people." . Mrs. Kelly described intimacy as'''what real presence is all about; being known to a person and accepted for what I am." The simplest definition of intimacy, her husband added, is "sharing everything." Kathy Sullivan applied the. 'presence themeto "the community of love," which defined as "a group of people united by a commonality: humanness." One team member remarked that when asked to speak on this topic Kathy's initial reaction was 'that she didn't belong to any "communities of love," but路 she later realized that all significant rela" tionships in her life fell into this category. "Community can be two people," she explained, adding that members of a community define their experience as "a feeling of belonging." In small group discussions after the presentations, retreatants explored their own personhood and the communities to ,which they belong. Each group created a poster depicting their view of community and in another activity discussed how ordinary objects might evoke in them a sense of the presence of self, others or God. Experiencing Christ Before exploring our relationship with Christ, we must know who Christ is, tile subject explored by Ken Paiva in his talk, "Jesusthe Person." Stressing the humanity of Jesus, Ken envisioned him as an infant "crying all night, and Mary wishing that for his first miracle he would just go to sleep." When we examine the life of Jesus, "our lives seem to pale in comparison," said Ken, citing Christ's compassion, patience and tremendous love for people. "He was also secure in himself. No one was beneath him that he

shunned them; no one was above your lives' tells us two things about , ourselves: most of us are not what him that they intimidated him." This .attitude enabled Jesus to we should be. But we don't have to be "the difference in people's lives," stay where we are." Reconciliation, he said, "is to he said "People who make a difference" are Jesus in today's world, seek forgiveness in a broken relationship. The sacrament is a sign he concluded. Several presentations dealt with of forgiveness that we can share experiencing Christ through prayer, and be assured of God's mercy. It the paschal mystery and the sacra~ is the first step in the process of change." ments. "It is truly our g~eatest privilege In his homily during a candleto be able to communicate with light liturgy on the second evening God," said Manny Gaspar in his of the retreat, Father Nickel talk on prayer. summed up the spirit of Emmaus: community as an extension of God answers our prayers in one God's love. of three ways, he said: "Yes, no "Sometimes an inward journey and wait," and "we must 'be acceptto the self means making an outing because God doesn't always ward journey to others," he said. answer the' way we want. When "The presence of Christ can only God says no, that is an answer." be found in ministry to others. To When he says wait, "in the process experience God's love we must we learn to hope and trust. show love to others; to experience Pat Medeiros' discussion of the God's mercy we must show mercy paschal mystery, considered the ways in which people experience . to others." the mystery of Christ's suffering, The weekend's final presentadeath and resurrection in their tions dealt with how the "gifts of lives. love and light" are shared in the In difficult times, one is forced community of faith. to make eithe'r progressive or "The spirit of God rests in our regressive changes, she pointed out. hearts but must be shared in comProgressive changes bring people munity to truly live," said Andy closer to God, often through pain- Papineau in his talk on "Confi~ ful experiences forcing them to die dence in Christ." to their old selves, like the grain of "You do things for God by helpwheat in the Gospel parable, which ing God's people," he said. had to die in order to yield a rich Speaking on "Christ in the harvest. World," Rayleen Gianotti said, "We have great potential," said "We are called to be Christ for Pat, "but we need to be planted in others." the soil of Christ's paschal mystery We must "search out hearts" to and nourished with the sacraments. find out what Christ is asking of When we die to ourselves we are each of us before reaching out to not destroyed but transfo.rmed." others, she said. "We don't have to be St. Francis Father William Norton, pastor of Assisi or Mother Teressa. We of St. Patrick's Church, Fall River, have to be who we are, who we and an Emmaus spiritual adviser, were meant to be." spoke on experiencing Christ In the concluding presentation, through the sacraments. Beginning "The Fourth Day," Frank Medeirwith baptism, "your heart is conos spoke about continuing the secrated to God" and "your whole Emmaus experience once the weeklife is the putting on of Christ," he end has ended. said. ;'After living this weekend we The sacrament of reconciliation can never be the same again," he was treated in a separate presentasaid. "Tomorrow is the day you . tion by Father James Nickel, make the important decisions about SS.CC., of St. Mary's Church, how to live your life." Fairhaven. His talk was followed by a reconciliation service during The closing liturgy was an which candidates and team opportunity for candidates to share members had the opportunity to their impressions of the Emmaus speak to the priests individually. weekend. "From the beginning, Christian Some said they had not wanted faith has held that people can be to come, but were encouraged by changed, attitudes reformed, lives , family or friends; others had come transformed," said Father Nickel., out of curiousity. Whatever the "John the Baptist's call to 'reform

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reasons, all agreed that the weekend had been deeply affecting. ' Some commented that it was reassuring to find that on the retreat all were free to be themselves, and many were 'impressed that each talk touched a personal nerve, thanks to the generosity of team

members in sharing their own stories. ' "I came to know many friends," said Vasco Cordeiro, "but especially my best friend, who is God." "God is a pretty wonderful guy," agreed Tina Webb. Turn to Page 16

"Jesus himse({drew near and walked along with them. "(Luke 24:15) On the frozen lake at Cathedral Camp, East Freetown

"Every da.l'... the.l' continued to teach and preach the Good News about Jesus the Messiah." (Acts 5:42) Andy Papineau speaks about confidence in Christ

"Lightfrom a candle is glowing, with love that's continua/~l' growing. I know now that the Lord finds his light deep within our hearts. " From a song written by Denise Levesque and Ken Paiva for Emmaus 81


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St. Ann's dedicates new parish center By Marcie Hickey The new parish center at St. Ann's parish, Raynham, was dedicated during a Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel A. Cronin on Dec. 17. After the Mass at St. Ann's Church, the congregation processed to the new center, where Bishop Cronin blessed the rooms and greeted parishioners. A reception and open house followed. Construction for the $1.75 million center began last March after a fund raising drive begun the previous March by the parish building committee. The drive has so far raised over $1 million in cash or pledges. Very Rev. Gerald T. Shovelton, St. Ann's pastor, says there was obvious need for the center as the church basement became too small (f_..... ~""'-:"::7;;:?:'~":","«y:,@wri(fWii] I




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for the many activities it had to accommodate as the parish grew from 350 families at its founding in 1961 to its present complement of 1,434 families. The new building will provide space for "everything I can think of," said Father Shovelton happily. There are 10 classrooms in the center; which will serve primarily as a meeting place for religious education and confirmation classes, attended by about 800 students. The center also features two meeting rooms, an audiovisual room which converts into two more classrooms, two coordinators' offices, a kitchen' and storage rooms. Bible study and Rite of Christian Instruction of Adults sessions will meet in the center, along with a number of parish organizations.

The building will also provide space for parish suppers and the annual bazaar. Father Shovelton said parishioners are also looking forward to organizing new activities, now that there is a place for them. The center's color scheme is shadow grey and light blue. Carpeting is greyish blue and the walls are painted off-white. Some touch-up painting and additional landscaping will be completed in a few months, he said. Landscaping on the parish grounds thus far has included expanding the lot to 230 spaces and installing 32 outside lights. The new parish center was designed by Owen Hackett Associates of New Bedford and built by Auburn Construction of Whitman. {{}r""·'" \'i ·F"r;;;:??:,· ' ' Y@7?''··p''qq:mr:FF:••' . ·J?'r'r'::·











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A toddler and a· busy street By Dr. James and Mary Kenny Dear Dr. Kenny: We live on a . moderately busy street, with parked cars on both sides, and I'm afraid to let my 4-year-old out of the house unattended. He wanders; he runs; he acts on impulse. I worry that he'l run out between the parked cars into the street, in front of an oncoming car. My husband says I worry too much. What do you think? - Indiana You are right to be concerned. Four-year-olds are natural explorers. They can wander anywhere and are also likely to act on sudden impulse. Your son could dart out into the street without looking, no matter how many times you have told him to stay on the grass or sidewalk or to look before he .crosses. Forget lecturing as a means of control. However good you sound, however concrete and practical your reasons are, your lecture will have little effect. Do not count on mere words to keep your son out of the street. . What can you do? Here are a number of practical steps you can

take to ensure safety and still allow your 4-year-old some freedom to roam: I. Go outside with him for an hour each day. Play with him. Let him wander, but follow closely enough. If you feel you don't have enough time, perhaps you can take turns watching each other's young'sters with a neighbor who also has a toddler. 2. Better still, take your toddler to a park or someplace without speeding cars. Take him to a place where you can relax and let him roam more widely. It might be good for you to get out each day as well! 3. Fence in your yard, if not all of it, possibly a smaller play area. The cost of a secure fence is a small price to pay for peace of mind and safety. 4. You might consider' a leash with a body harness. If you use this somewhat extreme measure, make sure he cannot tangle himself up. While some may find this offensive, it makes a lot more sense than

allowing him to run freely near a busy street. 5. Talk with your neighbors about the possibility of blocking off your street for a play hour each day. I realize that this is a long shot, but the city may go along if enough persons request it. After all, children are our most important resource. 6. Finally, you may need to keep him indoors. Outdoor play may be important, but not with a serious risk to life. Better that· he stay inside with you than to take a chancl~.

Every parent has to balance a child's. need to try new things and learn and grow with concern for safety and protection from serious harm. Some parents are too protective; others too negligent. Most of us us,~ common sense. In your' situation, give your toddler as much space as you can safely supervise. Rea.der questions on family living or child care to be answered in print are invited by the Kennys; Box :~72; St. Joseph's College; Rensselaer, Ind. 47978

Are you being manipulated? By Antoinette Bosco

TV commercials are manipulators. They seduce us every day. The The other day, my daughter was that they send to us usumessages reading a book to her 4-year-old boy. It was a collection of illus- ally have nothing to do with the trated Old Testament stories for product they are selling. The images besiege our minds young children. After each story with subliminal messages. Drive she would pause to explain to her son what it was supposed to teach. this car (and you will be sexy). I watched them as she read the' Smoke this brand of cigarette (and story of the fall. "The lesson ofthis you will be a successful, emancipated woman). Buy this cheesestory," she explained, "is that God burger (and your children will be punishes those who break the law." "That's one way to look at it," I ecstatically happy). They seduce us with visions of thought to myself, wondering when he will be old enough to be able to perfection. No one has bags under grasp a deeper message. For the the eyes or neck .wrinkles and evestory of Eve and the serpent is not ryone is attractive, friendly and happy - at least after buying the a simple one. What goes on between Eve and· product. Seductions do not necessarily the serpent is a blueprint for seduction; the Bible is showing us how easy it is for our egos to be stroked and manipulated so that . we turn away from God. The Bible story of the fall is a profound By Hilda Young warning that we must beware of There are certain phrases which seduction - and I cannot think of strike terror into the hearts of husa message more appropriate for bands and fathers. Among them: today. "Remember how you wanted to As the interaction between Eve name a baby after your grandand the serpent so well shows, father?" seduction is the act of enticing "I think I added your last paypeople into actions they might check into the account twice." otherwise be apprehensive about. "Is the car insurance paid?" It is the deliberate luring of people ."I got my learner's permit." into situations that might not be at "How would you feel about my all to their advantage. cousin, Sarah, and her kids spendThe seducer tempts and charms· by painting an attractive, onesided ing a few days with us?" picture that appeals to another's One, however, is to my husband desires, but is frequently a delu- 'what scraping fingernails across a sion. Once the charming and the blackboard is to most of us: "Dad, wooing are over, the real picture, I need a science project by tomorrow." for better or worse, is apparent. "A science project by tomorSeducers, sometimes called manipulators, are all around us. What row?" spouse will say, his left eyethey try to get us to do is not- brow raising dramatically. "How always bad, however. In fact, it rude of your teacher to only give may be harmless or even beneficial. you one day to get it done." He raises his hand to block his Consider some salesmen, for example. They induce us to make child's forthcoming excuses. "Oh, purchases that we might not have I'll bet other painful pursuits kept made without their influence. We you from it. Like skateboarding, may be pleased with our purchase. shrinking your brain on the NinWe might even have gotten a great tendo and finding places to hide bargain. But, the manipulative when it was your turn to do the salesman's motive is primarily not dishes." satisfying the customer; it is makChild begins to speak, but spouse ing a sale. continues: "Perhaps we could grow Billboards, magazine ads and what seeds under differing condi-

involve lying. But truth does not give morality to the seduction, For example; a man seduces a young girl into premarital sex by saying . that he loves her. He may actually mean it, but that does not make his resulting proposition right. The: real danger is that seductive messages have become so commonplace in our culture that we fail to recognize them. Messages are s:.ithering into. our subconscious. Seduction has become so sophisticated, so eloquent, that we do not recognize when the messenger is, really, a snake. Thl~ Bible warns us of this in the Genesis story. Eve should have asked herself what the snake had to gain by having her eat the apple.

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tions.. You plant while mother and I sing Aztec fertility songs." He switches eyebrows. "N o. No. Better yet, let's study prisms and sunlight. Whoops. I forgot. The sun has gone for the last time before your project is due." He pauses to let the literary effect take affect. Or is it the liter- . ary affect take effect? "My young Einstein," spouse goes on, "don't you know that real science projects take t,ime and planning and forethought? Is it fair to shift the consequences of your procrastination to others? Aren't you old enough to assume responsibility for' something as importanf as this?" (Pause. Heavy breathing.) "Well?" Last night the child in question gave a big sigh. "Actually, Pop, I only need a couple of ideas by tomorrow. The project isn't due for three months." If you loved Robin Williams in "Dead Poets Society" you would have appreciated my husband in "Humble Pie."




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On Radio "Be Not Afraid," 15 minotes of music and Gospel message hosted by Father James M. Fitzpatrick, parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist parish, Attleboro, is heard at 8 a.m. Sundays on station WARA, 1320 AM. The CatholiC clergy of the Attleboro area sponsor the program. "The Beat," Christian rock music and information produced by Building Block Ministries of Taunton, is broadcast at 6:00 a.m. Sundays on station WVBF Boston, 105.7 FM, and may be heard in the Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford and Taunton deaneries. Charismatic programs with Father John Randall are aired from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday on station WRIB, 1220 AM; Mass is broadcast at I p.m. each Sunday. "Topic Religion," presented by two priests, a rabbi and a Protestant minister, is broadcast at 6:06 a.m. and 9:06 p.m. each Sunday on station WEEI Boston, 590 AM. Programs of Catholic interest are broadcast at the following times on station WROL Boston, 950 AM: Monday through Fri~ day 9, 9:15, 11:45 a.m.; 12:15, 12:30, I p.m. ' A Polish-language rosary hour, conducted by Father Justin, is broadcast at I:30 p.m. Sundays on station WALE, 1400 AM. A Polish-language Mass is heard from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. every Sunday on station WlCE, 550 a.m.

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High court won't reinstate doctrine WASHINGTON (CNS) - The Supreme Court Jan. 8 refused to reinstate the fairness doctrine requiring radio and television stations to provide access for broadcasting opposing viewpoints. The court without comment let stand a lower court ruling that the Federal Communication Commission acted within its authority in 1987 when it abolished the nearly 40-year-old requirement. Under the fairness doctrine, if a station broadcast material that took a stand on an issue, it could be required to give advocates of a different position an opportunity to respond. Congress is considering legislation that would force the commission to revive the fairness doctrine by explicitly writing it into federal law, a move backed by the U.S. Catholic Conference. Last March Richard W. Daw, USCC secretary for communica'tions, urged members of Congress to support such efforts. "Restoration of the fairness doctrine will help ensure the public's First Amendment right to receive timely and balanced information about important public questions," Daw said in a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The court's Jan. 8 action stemmed from a complaint filed with the FCC by an anti-nuclear group against WTVH in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1984. The FCC said the station aired a series of editorial advertisements that described construction of a nuclear generating plant as a "sound investment" for new York without adequately presenting contrasting viewpoints. However, the FCC, which had begun to question the fairness doctrine, stated that instead of achieving fairness, the doctrine had achieved "blandness" or "nothingness" as broadcasters veered away from discussing controversial subjects.

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" WASHINGTON (CNS)-When the ran chairman of the LutheranHe reached the age of 80 with non-Catholic religious leaders - Roman Catholic International "undiminished vigor, strength, inspeak of Cardinal Johannes Wil- Commission, said the cardinal's tellectual energy and spirituality lebrands, 80, they use words like influence went back to the Second which is rare," said the rabbi, who Vatican Council, where he was ,added that the challenge now was "giant" and "trust." Reacting to news that he was influential in drafting of documents to "build on his achievements." replaced as head of the Pontifical on ecumenism and on relations Cardinal Willebrands has headed Council for Promoting Christian with non-Christian religions. the Commission for Religious ReUnity, leaders of several religions "He was the person par excel- lations with the Jews since its forpraised him for his role in shaping lence to make that bridge to other mation in 1974, and the rabbi said the Catholic Church's attitude to- churches," said Mr. Crumley. the cardinal's "personal integrity" ward other religions. "There could not have been a bet- was unchangeable throughout good Cardinal Willebrands is "one of ter person than Willebrands. " and bad times in Catholic-Jewish the giants of the 20th century in Mr. Crumley and Rev. George , relations. terms of improving relations be- . Anderson, Lutheran chairman of Often when the cardinal spoke tween Catholics and Jews," said the Lutheran-Catholic dialogue in of ecumenism, he spoke of it in Rabbi James Rudin, interreligious the United States, recently pubrelation to the heart. affairs director of the American lished a series of essays, "PromotIn a 1987 address to diocesan Jewish Congress and chairman of ing Unity," in honor of Cardinal ecumenical directors in Atlanta, the Jewish Council for Interna- Willebrands. he said a passion for Christian tional Interreligious Relations. unity meant suffering at times. Several times, Rabbi Rudin re"His leadership is simply ex- ferred to Cardinal Willebrands as Passion "can mean the movetraordinary," Rabbi Rudin said in a "towering figure." ment of the heart and can mean a telephone' interview from his "He was there a.t the shaping of suffering," the cardinal said. New York office. Several days later in Washingand developing of'N ostra Aetate,' " In London, Bishop Mink San- the Declaration on Relations with ton, the cardinal said that of all ter, Anglican cochairman of the Non-Christian Religions, said ecumenical advances since VatiSecond Anglican-Roman Catholic , Rabbi Rudin. He added that the can II, the most important was International Commission, called cardinal - then a monsignor "that we pray together." the cardinal "one of the principal was young enough to see through In a 1983 speech in Toronto, he architects of the Roman Catholic the work of carrying out the ideas said that achieving Christian unity Church's contribution to the ecu- behind the document. demands conversion of heart, and menical movement." progress toward that unity involves "Certainly, speaking for Angrecognizing that some diversity is licanism, I can echo what the Archof divine origin. bishop of Canterbury has said: He also stressed that the "whole that Cardinal Willebrands has enpeople of God" as well as church joyed enormous affection and trust, authorities must accept ecumeniand the good relations which now cal agreements. exist, for instance between Lalnbeth and Rome, are in very large measure due to him," Bishop Santer said. The Anglican cosecretary of the VATICAN CITY (CNS) dialogue, Canon Christopher Hill, Eastern prayer and meditation, called Cardinal Willebrands "one while having positive elements, "is of the great giants 'of the ecumeninot free from dangers and errors" cal movement." harmful to Catholic spirituality, On Dec. 12, the Vatican ansays a new Vatican document. nounced that Archbishop Edward Becal,lse of growing Catholic inI. Cassidy, 65, the No.2 man in the terest in Eastern methods, there is Secretariat of State, would replace an "urgent need" to define the the Dutch cardinal. eNS .2!'olO elements of prayer essential for The Rev. James Crumley, LuCARDINAL WILLEBRANuS Christianity in any fusion with techniques borrowed from Buddhism and Hinduism, said the document, a letter to the world's WASHINGTON(CNS)- u.s. ish. About 10,000 supporters en- Catholic bishops. Eastern methods were defined Romanian-rite Bishop Louis Pus- circled his house to keep soldiers as Zen, transcendental meditation cas said, "It's a whole new ball- from evicting him. and yoga. Also critiqued were some U.S. Romanian Orthodox game. It's a better one," following the Dec. 22 toppling 'of Romania's Bishop -Nathaniel Popp of Jack- ,physical exercises associated with them. communist government led by Nic- son, Mich., told CNS that church The document was also designed members who called relatives in olae Ceausescu. as a reference point "for the differBishop Puscas, head of the Rom- Romania were told of protesters anian Catholic Diocese of Canton, , being shot on the steps of the Tim- ent forms of prayer practiced nowadays in ecclesial organizaOhio, told Catholic News Service isoara cathedral. The protests quickly grew beyond tions, particularly in associations, in a telephone interview that Ceausescu's overthrow and death an ethnic dispute, with demonstra- movements and group~." It was by firing squad will likely bring tions spreading to other cities, issued by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. greater religious liberty for the including Bucharest, the capital. At a press conference, Cardinal U.S.-born Bishop Puscas exRomanian rite, which was sup· Joseph Ratzinger, head ofthe faith pressed hope for restoration of the pressed in its homeland in 1948.' congregation, said the document "The prayers and the sacrifice of Romanian-rite church. He said should not be read as a treatise the past 45'years have finally borne that during his "ad limina" visit to against Eastern religions, but as a Rome in 1988, Pope John Paul II fruit," he said. The government of Romania repeatedly addressed church sup- guide for Christians. The document, titled "Letter to was the last holdout of traditional pression in Romania. About 500,000 people of the Bishops of the Catholic Church communist rule in the Warsaw Romanian heritage live in the Uni- on Some Aspects of Christian Pact. Meditation," defines prayer "as a The Transylvania region in the ted States, with about 250,000 in personal, intimate and profound Ohio and 150,000 in the Detroit western part of the nation is home dialogue between man and God." to about 1.7 million Hungarians, area. Interest in Eastern meditation is Romania's largest ethnic minority. The Romanian Catholic diocese a positive sign that people are In the Transylvanian city of numbers about 5,000 members, looking for spiritual fulfillment, Timisoara, a Hungarian Reformed while the Romanian Orthodox the letter said. Church minister, the Rev. Laszlo Episcopate of America claims But "proposals to harmonize Tokes, was told' to give up his par60,000. ' Christian meditations with Eastern techniques need to have their contents and methods ever subjected to a thoroughgoing examination so as to avoid the danger of falling into syncretism," it added. Syncretism is the merging of different religious beliefs into a new belief. Some Eastern meditation forms

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"do not hesitate to place that absolute without image or concepts, which is proper to Buddhist theory, on the same level as the majesty of God revealed in Christ," the document said. Some physical exercises and body postures can aid prayer, but are not to be confused with spiritual experiences even if they produce the "phenomena of light and of warmth, which resemble spiritual well-being," it said, adding that such confusion can lead to "a kind of mental schizophrenia which could also lead to psychic disturbance and, at times, to moral deviat ions," or can "degenerat~ into a cult of the body and lead to considering all bodily sensations as spiritual experiences." The document praised the Jesus Prayer, in which a religious saying is repeated in rhythm with one's breathing. However, it said, a Christian's "method of getting closer to God is not based on any technique in the strict sense of the word .. .it is always a gift of God." Despite shortcomings of Eastern methods, they Should not "be rejected simply because they are not Christian," said the document. "One can take from them what is useful so long as the Christian concept of prayer, its logic and requirements are never obscured." The document did not mention any specific practices that improperly fuse Eastern methods with Christian spirituality; but in a long

1985 interview, Cardinal Ratzinger complained of Eastern spiritual methods replacing Christian ones among religious. "In s,6me places, previous devotions have disappeared in order to make way for yoga or Zen techniques," he said. A commentary on the document was supplied to U.S. media by John Borelli, director of interreligious relations for the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. Borelli said the letter contains "an implicit recognition' of the importance of studying the Buddhist and Hindu traditions, to name two, so that there will be no misunderstandings of what these traditions teach regarding meditation." Among elements discussed that are common to Christian and nonChristian meditative traditions, Borelli cited: • The universal acknowledgment of the need for a spiritual guide. • The need for asceticism, which all meditative traditions emphasize. • The importance of tradition as a means of testing the authenticity of particular meditative theories and practices. • The fact that technique should not be overemphased. • The need for interior watchfulness, which is habitual union with God, not necessarily interrupted when one is in contact with others.

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LUCCA Ital (CNS) _ The ' the expansIOn of t,~e market ~n .d ' Y b d narcotic substances, the pope saId recently in Lucca to a group of antl-. rug war must go . eyo~ pass.lOg ~ew la~s, espeCIally ~n drug addicts undergoing rehabilideallOg WIth addicts an.d people 10 tation. At the same time, "drugs underdeveloped c~)Untrtes ~ho, beare fought not only with medical and judicial procedures, but also cause of economic ~ecesslty, prod~ce the raw matenals for drugs, _ and above all- by developing new human relationships" that insaid P?pe John ~aul II. . NatIOnal and ,~nternatlOnal efc1ude "spiritual and emotional forts are needed to put a brake on values," he said.


1990 retirements of bishops eyed WASHINGTON (CNS) - In 1990 three Latin-rite bishops who head U.S. dioceses will turn 75, the' age at which bishops must submit their resignations to the pope. In addition, one archbishop and two bishops who have already reached 75 had not yet had their resignations accepted as of the end of December. Also the Diocese of Vic"toria, Texas, is vacant. Those who will be 75 in 1990 and their birthdays are: - Bishop Leo T. Maher of San Diego, July I. - Bishop Michael J. Murphy of Erie, Pa., July I. - Bishop Thomas Tschoepe of Dallas, Dec. 17. Two bishops who reached age 75 last year had not yet had their resignations accepted by Pope John Paul II. They are Bishop Francis J. Mugavero of Brooklyn, N.Y., who was 75 last June 8, and Bishop Jerome J. Hastrich of Gallup, N.M., whose 75th birthday was Nov. 13. Three of the dioceses have coadjutor bishops who would automatically succeed upon the retirement of the bishop. They are Bishop Charles V. Grahmann, coadjutor of Dallas, Bishop Donald E. Pelotte, coadjutor 'of Gallup, and the nation's first Native American bishop and Bishop Robert H. Brom, coadjutor of San Diego. One archdiocese is headed by a prelate who turned 75 in 1988 and whose resignation has not yet been acted on. He is Archbishop Joseph T. Ryan of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, who turn~d 75 Nov. I, 1988. Three Eastern-rite bishops who head dioceses will also reach age 75 in 1990. Those prelates and their birthdays are: - Archbishop Stephen J. Kocisko of the Byzantine Archdiocese of Pittsburgh, June II. - Bishop Louis Puscas of the Romanian Diocese of Canton, Ohio, Sept. 13. - Bishop Innocent H. Lotocky of the Ukrainian Diocese of St. Nicholas in Chicago, Nov. 13. It is not clear whether prelates of the Eastern rites must submit their resignation.s to the pope upon reaching 75, according to Jesuit Father Thomas J. Reese, a research fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center in Washington. Father Reese, who has written extensively about the hierarchy, said that revisions of canon law for those rites were still in progress. The resignation provisions in the Latin-rite Code of Canon Law do not apply to bishops of the Eastern rites.

Numbers decline Vi ASHINGTON (CNS) - For the fifth straight year, the number of U.S. Catholic seminarians has dropped at all levels, according to data released in December. A~ the start of the 1989-90 school year, there were 8,394 seminarians, down 500 semi"narians or 6 percent from last year. The figures represent an II percent decline in two years and a drop of 37 percent since 1979-80, when the total of seminarians was 13,263. At the theology level- the most important indicator offuture ordinations - the decline over the past decade has been 12 percent. Same Stuff "The future is made of the same stuff as the present."-Simone Weil

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Jan. 12, 1990


Pastor removed in dress code flap·

Unity Week demonstrates ecumenism .staying power Twenty-five years after the Second Vatican Council committed the Roman Catholic Churchto the worldwide ecumenical movement, the movement appears to some observers lifeless, kept alive by bureaucratic life-support systems. "And, to hear some people talk," says tne Rev. Patrick J. Cogan, SA, "you'd think that church bureaucrats had conspired on an ecumenical do-not-resuscitate order." Father Cogan, associate director of the Graymoor Ecumenical Institute and editor of Ecumenical Trends, admits that the ecumenical agenda doesn't seem to 'elicit the kind of excitement clearly visible 25 years ago. But he insists that "there is clear indication that ecumenism continues to retain a strong vitality." "The churches have been in serious dialogue for more than two decades. Areas of basic agreement have been achieved on various doctrinal issues initially thought to be hopelessly divisive." . Both he and Father Elias Mallon, SA, also an associate director of the Graymoor Ecumenical Institute, attribute ecumenism's advances and staying power to "the foundations established by Christians praying together for unity." They point in particular to the annual Week of I:>rayer for Christian Unity, to be celebrated from Jan., 18 to 25. Begun in 1907, the eight-day observance has provided what can be called "a permanent dialogue of spirituality." The 1990 theme for the celebration is "U nited in the Prayer of Christ... That They All May Be One." Based on John 17:21, it is part of the farewell discourse of Jesus to the disciples at the Last Supper. The text's emphasis on the unity. of Jesus' disciples has made it a classical reference for the ecumenical movement. 1990, however, is the first time it has been the theme (or the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. During the week, Anglican, Roman Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Christians will be urged to pray together and engage in other activities, with clusters of neighborhood churches joining for ecumenical worship services. A joint commission prepares texts on the yearly theme and the Graymoor Ecumenical Institute adapts it for U.S. use in collaboration with the Faith and Order Commission ofthe National Council of Churches of Christ in the

U.S.A. and with the recommendation of the ,Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Area Observances Within the Fall River diocese, the Greater New Bedford Clergy and Religious Association will hold its traditional eight-night program of services at 7 p. m. Jan. 18 through 25. The listing follows: Thursday~ Jan. 18: Smith Mills Christian Congregational Church, II Anderson. Way, North Dartmouth; Friday, Jan. 19: Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, 47 S. Sixth St., New Bedford; Saturday, Jan. 20: Bethel African Methodist-Episcopal Zion Church, 32 County St., New Bedford: Sunday, Jan. 21; Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Purchase and School Streets, New Bedford. This service will be a memorial for six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her teenage daughter slain Nov. 16 in San Salvador. Representing the Society of Jesus will be Father George P. Winchester, SJ, principal of Bishop Connolly High School and rector of the Jesuit community, both in Fall River; and representing the Fall River diocese will be Very Rev. John P. Driscoll, pastor of St. Lawrence parish, New Bedford, and dean of the New Bedford Deanery. Representing the Interchurch Council of Greater New Bedford will be executive director Rev. Lawrence Van Heerden and others participating will be Rev. Ulises Torres, former pastor of New Bedford United Methodist Church; Elizabeth DiCarlo, chair of the Central America Committee of Greater New ~edford Jobs for Peace; and Rev. Virginia Bush Duerr, pastor of the host church. Monday, Jan. 22: St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 87 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford; Tuesday, Jan. 23: Unitarian Memorial Church of Fairhaven, 102 Green St., Fairhaven; Wednesday, Jan. 24: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 169 Belleville Rd., New Bedford; Thursday, Jan. 25: St. John Neumann Church, 157 Middleboro Rd., East Freetown. North Attleboro A clergy luncheon will precede the Week of Prayer in North Attleboro. To be held WednesdaY,Jan. 17 at St. Mary's Church on Park Street, it will follow a noon prayer service.

CINCINNATI (CNS) - ' Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk of Cincinnati has removed the pastor of a Dayton parish for refusing communion to parishioners who violated a dress code. In a letter to archdiocesan priests, Archbishop Pilarczyk announced that in his judgment, Father Roger E. Griese "is no longer able to fulfill the office of pastor" of Sacred Heart Church in Dayton, effective Jan. 3, but that he would remain a priest "in good standing." A temporary administrator was appointed to Sacred Heart. "I haven't lost anything," Father Griese told the Dayton Daily News Jan. 5, but he did not elaborate. He had been pastor for 21 years. A copy of Archbishop Pilarczyk's letter to the priests was later released by archdiocesan officials. In it the archbishop said the pastor's removal "followed the process called for in Canons 1740 (and following) of the Code of Canon Law." Canon 1740 reads: "When the ministry of any pastor has become detrimental or at least ineffective for any reason, even through no grave fault of his own, he can be removed from the parish by the diocesan bishop." Archbishop Pilarczyk wrote that Father Griese's removal "is not intended as a penalty, but reflects a judgment on my part" that he "is no longer able to fulfill the office of pastor." . "He is still a priest in good standing," Archbishop Pilarczyk said, "and he is entitled to the usual retirement benefits. I appreciate his many years of service." Father Griese, 73, said he plans to appeal to the Vatican. The flap arose last August over a dress code the priest promulgated, banning shorts, miniskirts, halters, tank tops and other clothing he considered immodest. The priest twice denied communion to a man who wore shorts to Mass in protest. Father Griese told the Dayton Daily News last summer that he had been enforcing his dress code for 21 years "and every archbishop, bishop anq pastor should be doing the same thing - and if they aren't doing it, that's on their conscience." Ray George, a permanent deacon who is archdiocesan communications director, said at the time that pastors who believed someone should not receive Communion should discuss it privately with that person. Among such cases would' be a

divorced person who remarried without an annulment, George said. Father Steven Walter, director of the archdiocesan worship office, also said then that "the only time someone would be denied Communion would be if they were a public sinner." After the archbishop told him to ease enforcement of the dress code, Father Griese criticized Archbishop Pilarczyk from the pulpit Sept. 17. The pastor said he would continue to enforce it, despite a threat by the archbishop to remove him. On Sept. 25, the archbishop asked him to resign.

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HEALING HANDS I never dreamed that I could cry so hard That ain't like a man I could fly Iike-a bird some days If I had a place that I could land I could have sworn we were all loving Isn't that what you said I never knew I could hurt so bad When the path o( love isn't there But giving into the nighttime is no cure (or the pain You got to wade into the water You got to learn to live again Reach out (or the healing hands There's a light when the darkness ends Touch me now and let me see again Rock me now in your gentle, healing hands I never knew love like poison That burns like a fire All I ever wanted was a reason To drown in your eyes I never knew sleep so restless And arms so cold That's not the way it's supposed to be It ain't the spell I was sold Written by Taupin/John Sung by Elton John (c) 1989 by Happenstance Ltd. ALL OF US stand at a privileged moment in time. Even' if we live a very long life, there are not that many beginnings of a new decade. We can view this beginning of the 1990s as an opportunity to work toward genuine change. both in our lives and in the , world. ' \ F or the new decade, I choose Elton John's recent hit, "Heal-

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We can use the words of this song and pray: "Rock me now in your gentle, healing hands." It is time to ask God to lead us , toward living differently. Hope exists for each person, no matter how we might be hurting. Hope also exists for our planet, even though the challenges we encounter are serious. The only question is whether we believe in this hope and whether we are willing to allow our hope to change our lives. Don't look upon the beginning of this new year as a simple passing of time. Look into your life. Look at your planet. Look at the needs of our human family. Ask yourself: "What changes am I ready to make in my life, even if they be only beginning, small steps?" Never underestimate the power of your choices. Seek out specifics. If you are not sure where to begin, talk to someone you trust. Certainly we do not need to encounter the pain in our lives or in our planet alone. The words ofthis song prompt me to offer this prayer as we enter the new decade: a Lord God, please hold us in your loving, healing hands. Show us the way to remove the hurts in each of our hearts, in our human family and within our earthly home. Help us make the 1990s history's most powerful time of healing. Your comments are welcomed always by Charlie Martin, R.R. 3, Box 182, Rockport, Ind. 47635 tude should be toward other boys? If others did try to meddle in your dating life, might you be strongly tempted to tell them to mind their own business - or worse? This boy's anger also should be a warning signal to you. If you continue to bring up the subject of this other girl, he may tell you to get lost forever. That's the risk you take in trying to control his dating life. I suggest instead that you take another risk, one that is good and healthy and that is much more likely to lead to happy friendship with this boy. Never mention the other girl to him again. Instead, let him know subtly that he is free - totally. At the same time, let him know that you enjoy his company and want to be friends with him. There is an element of risk in this. But I suspect that once he senses he is free and that you are not trying to own him, he will enjoy your company much more and so want to be with you more. Both of you, incidentally, can have a much richer and more rewarding social life if your friendship is not an exclusive one. At this time of your life, it is important that you meet a variety of personalities and learn all you can about the endlessly different types of people. If your friendships are limited to just two or three persons, it could happen that you'll miss out on some wonderful friendships. And you may become a handicapped person as far as your knowledge of human nature is concerned.

in our schools Bishop Connolly A meeting for the parents of freshmen at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the school. Father Stephen Dawber, SJ, will speak on the school's grading system; Ann Blumenthal on the guidance department activities; Robert Fontaine on the school's alcohol and drug policy; and Carol McGill on the development office.

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Seniors who have received college acceptances include Tom Bednarz, SMU; Jennifer 'Charland, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; David Durette, Unity College, Unity, Maine; John Gibney, Johnson and Wales University; Melissa Mello, Bridgewater State College; and Maria Mihos, LaSalle University, Philadelphia.

• • • • Plans are underway for the 20th anniversary reunion of the class of 1970, scheduled for May 26 at Hawthorne Country Club, North Dartmouth. Class Alumni interested in helping locate former faculty members may contact Mike Manning. Class members sought are Joe Kelly, Ken Pontes and Arthur Paiva. For further information contact Jay Sullivan, alumni/ development office, 676-1476.

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Boys' and girls' track teams defeated Barnstable Jan. 4. 18 team members either won or placed in their events. Boys' basketball won the Silver Lake Holiday Tournament after holding New Bedford to a one point victory margin in the season opener. Tournament MVP honors went to Bob Kennedy. The vacation sea~ son ended with a wide-margin victory over Bri'stol, Rl. On Jan. 2 the Cougars fell to Durfee, 48-49. In recent contests the Lady Cougars bested Norton and Stang, but fell to Feehan. The ice hockey team has a league record of 1-2 as 1990 play opens. The two losses were at the hands of strong Barnstable and Feehan squads.

• • • • 44 student skiers depart forSugarloaf, Maine, today for the season's second ski trip. In addition to recreational skiing, the school's Alpine Ski team has been tuning up for today's season-opening race. The area's lone ski team, Connolly competes in the Central Massachusetts Ski League. '

• • • • A winter driver education course will begin Tuesday.

Campus ministry SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) - Carol Fowler, Chicago archdiocesan director of campus ministry, has been elected president of the National Association of Diocesan Directors of Campus Ministry. As president she is an exofficio member of the U.S. Catholic Conference Committee on Education. Father Michael J. Newman, who heads Sacramento campus ministry, will continue as vice president. Father Martin Holler of Steubenville, Ohio, was reelected secretary-treasurer.

DAVID HARDMAN, left, and Marcel Boucher were among students from Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, who painted Christmas displays on the windows of an area supermarket, which then donated over $200 in gift certificates to the students for distribution to New Bedford's Market Ministries.

Holy Name School Forthesecondyear, HolyName School, Fall River, has conducted a two-part program on substance abuse during which inmates, counselors lind staff of Norfolk Prerelease Center met with students and parents. In the first part of the program, sixth and seventh graders learned from center inmates how substance abuse adversely affects one's life and were told that most crimes are co~mitted under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Parents of pupils in grades five through eight attended the second part of the program, during which inmates, counselors and staff members gave presentations followed by a question period. Parents were urged to maintain communication with their children and to be aware of the pressures on them.

St. John Evangelist School Third graders at St. John Evan-. gelist School, Attleboro, recently displayed social studies projects for which Michael Michel won first place, Lori Bernardo second and Jessica Kosowski and Nicole Poulin shared third.

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First place winners in a Jan. 4 scil;ncf: fair were .Jason Morse, grade 8; Kevin Cavaleri and Matthew Mendes, grade 7; Mark Brierly and Timothy Hanley, grade 6; Kendra Bussiere, grade 5. Eight students in grades 5 through 8 achieved second place honors and eight third place.

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By Michael Warren For a long time I have noticed that when young people come to talk over some problem bothering them, most often it is connected with strong feelings. Everyone has feelings. Still the feelings of one's teen years have a special intensity. As proof of this, find out what songs were popular during the teen years of some adults you know and find an occasion to play some of these songs for them. Once I was with a friend when a song from his teen years was played on the radio, and he immediately started telling me of a girl he loved when he was in high school and how he regretted not knowing what had ·become of her. Again and again adults can tell you what a particular song felt like when they were young. Years later the song is still connected with strong memories of powerful feelings. Many adults assume that the feelings most troublesome to young people are sexual. In one's teen years sexual feelings can be strong and hard to control. Still, when young people want to talk with me about troublesome feelings, most of the time they are not about sex at all, but about anger. These feelings of rage are the ones they are most afraid could get out of control. Coping with such feelings is very difficult. I wonder what young people reading this column would say if I asked which set of feelings they find most difficult. What follows are some ideas for dealing with feelings. First, remember that having strong feelings is human. Many people who have contributed greatly to humanity have had the gift of passion and its related gift of compassion. Basically, then, passion is good, but like anything else, it must be brought under control. For most of us, directing our passionate natures to life-giving ways takes a lifetime of effort. Second; when it comes to expressing our feelings, an important distinction must be made between repressing feelings and suppressing them. When we repress feelings we don't admit to ourselves that the feelings are there. But when we suppress feelings, we are aware of the particular way we are feeling - angry, jealous, fearful, erotic and so forth - but we make a judgment about the most appropriate way to express that feeling. For example, a person who represses feelings of anger is not able to admit that anger is a valId feeling and one that most people have regularly. What tends to happen is that the repressing person may be acting angrily often but is unaware that it is anger. The person might use humor as a way to express angry feelings that can't be admitted. But a person who suppresses anger will be aware that the feeling is anger but keep it in check. This

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treatment of immoral relationships. A3, R "Roger & Me" (Warner Bros.) Written,. produced and directed by Symbols following film reviews "Tango and Cash" (Warner Michael Moore, this independently indicate both general and Catholic Bros.): Ultraviolent super-cop veFilms Office ratings. which do not hicle about an unlikely pair of Los financed documentary focuses on Flint, Mich., once prosperous and always coincide. Angeles police detectives (Sylvesnow a town with 30,000 unemGeneral ratings: G-suitable for ter Stallone, Kurt Russell) who general viewing; PG-13-parental guiployed auto workers due to'General dislike each other's style but wind dance strongly suggested for children Motoi-s' plant closings. As a result, up working together to find the under 13; PG-parental guidance sugFlint has been termed "the worst mastermind who framed them for gested; R-restricted. unsuitable for place to live in America." Moore, children or young teens. murder. The result is a sophoa Flint native, documents the city's Catholic. ratings: AI-approved for moric exercise in macho violence children and adults; A2-approved for and bloodletting. Excessive vio- decline and its pitiful attempts to may be done in order to express it adults and adolescents; A3-approved rejuvenate itself through tourism. lence, insulting sexual references in the best possible way. He also tracks GM chairmanRoger for adults only; 4-separate classifi- and rough language. 0, R The heat of angry feelings might cation (given films not morally offenSmith in an effort to bring him not be the best moment to explain sive which. however. require some "Born on the Fourth of July" face to face with the results of his to someone you care about why analysis and explanation); O-morally . (Universal): Emotionally wrench- layoffs. Noted good-will emissar' you are so angry about something offensive. ing story of an idealistic youth ies and the local wealthy are shown Catholic ratings for television the person did or said. So you (Tom Cruise) who returns from as insensitive to the plight of the movies are those of the movie house suppress the anger at the moment Vietnam as a crippled war hero, former GM workers. Subjective versions of the films. so as to express it better at a later grows increasingly disillusioned and grim, but much irony and time. black humor. and alienated from family and When we give ourselves over to Some profanity, vulgar ethnic friends, tries to lose himself in the heat of anger, the anger runs and se'xist references and gratuiand sex but rediscovers a alcohol PI.ease check dates and us; we don't run the anger. Also, if purpose in life in the anti-war. tious inclusion of a rabbit's slaughtimes of television and radio we don't express our anger, we movement. Adapted from Ron Ko- . ter. A3, R programs against local listnever get over it; we get more vic's book, the movie captures the . TV Film ings, which may differ from angry. period in which the nation became the New York network schedTuesday, Jan. 16, 9-11 p.m. EST There are stupid ways of expresspolarized by the war and provides (CBS) - "Someone to Watch Over ules supplied to The Anchor. ing feeling and wise ways. Graduinsight into the problems of VietMe" (1987) - Failed romantic ally we can learn the wise ways by nam veterans, but the overly grathriller in which a police detective looking at our mistakes and then phic depiction of violence and a (Tom Berenger) falls in love with a expressing the healthy passions New Films sexually explicit sequence are not rich socialite (Mimi Rogers) he is God has given us. "Music Box"(Tri-Star): A Prom- for the faint-hearted. Violence, nudsupposed to be protecting from a inent Chicago attorney (Jessica ity in a sexual context, much rough killer, conveniently forgetting that Lange) successfully defends her language laced with sexual referhe is already married to a good father (Armin Mueller-Stahl) a- ences. A4, R woman (Lorraine Bracco). Excesgainst accusations that he commit"Valmont"(Orion): Visually lush sive violence, lush treatment of ted unspeakable war crimes in his but emotionally empty adaptation adultery, much rough language. native Hungary. After a climactic MIAMI (CNS) - Joe Robbie, of the 18-century novel, "Les liai- O,R 73, who rose from poverty in South visit to Hungary, a startling cycle TV Program sons Dangereuses," centers on the of events lead her to conclude that Dakota to become owner and pressexual intrigues among a circle of Friday, Jan. 26, '10:30-11 p.m. ident of the National Football he may, in fact, be guilty. Instead French aristocrats, notably the title EST (PBS) "Sister Adrian, the League's Miami Dolphins, died in of zeroing in onthe family dynamics of this drama or intently explor- character (Colin' Firth) and his Mother Teresa of Scranton." Actor Miami Jan. 7. one-time paramour (Annette BenMartin Sheen hosts this rebroadMiami Archbishop. Edward A. ing the fascinating questions raised ing). Tries to humanize these uppercast of a 1985 documentary profilMcCarthy was the principal cele- by the father's possible guilt and ing the work of Sister Adrian Barbrant of a funeral Mass for the son the daughter's dilemma whether class libertines, but more time is invested in re-creating the rich rett, a dynamic 56-year-old who of Irish·and Lebanese immigrants or not to protect him, two-thirds has dedicated herself to serving the Jan. 10 in St. Martha Church, of the film is spent on the tedious, opulence and frivolous style of a poor. elderly and young of northwhere Robbie had been a daily surprisingly suspenseless court- world that disappeared with the room hearing in which even tes- French Revolution. Restrained eastern Pennsylvania. communicant until his illness. Born tn Sisseton, S.D., Robbie timony about atrocities has little earned a law degree from the Uni- impact. The thought-provoking e~uits versity of South Dakota with the questions raised have no easy anfinancial aid of neigh bors and swers, but they are worth ponderWASHINGTON'(CNS) - LoyThe sale permits "complete divering. Some rough language laced ola University in New Orleans is friends. sification" of the endowment of the university, which currently "is In 1965, as a successful trial with sexual vulgarities, explicit selling its CBS affiliate, WWLgenerated from a sin'gle investment," lawyer with a wife and II children, courtroom testimony about a gang TV, for $103 million. rape and other wartime atrocities. Robbie sought a football franchise. The station. which may be the said Father Carter. He enlisted the assistance of· A3, PG 13. only church-owned network TV Loyola sold its radio stations, entertainer Danny Thomas as a station in a top-50 market, was WWL-AM and WLMG-FM, last "Always" (Universal): Forced slated to be sold to a partnership coapplicant in raising $7.5 million romantic fantasy about love, death formed by the station's general August for $13 million, with proto found the Miami Dolphins franand the human spirit in which a manager, J. Michael Early, and fits invested in the university's bond chise awarded to him and Thomas portfolio, he said. Last year, the daredevil firefighting pilot (Richard by what was then the American other WWL employees. portfolio "experienced a 15 perDreyfuss) loses his life saving anothFootball League. The decision was made to "pro- cent total rate of return," he said. er pilot (John Goodman) but comes Today, the value of the NFL's vide increased financial security'; back to earth to help his gir.lfriend for the university, said Jesuit Father Anthony C. Malara, president Miami franchise has been estimated (Holly Hunter) and an inexper- James C. Carter, president. The of CBS affiliate relations in New at between $65 million and $120 ienced pilot. The movie seems too million. university will maintain a "small York, told CNS the sale was "a studied and portentous to put equity interest" of about 5 percent good deal for everybody," with the In Miami, Robbie served from across either the romance or its in the new partnership, said John university getting money to put in 1979 to 1982 as chairman of the inspirational message that the spir- J. Deveney, Loyola spokesman. "more stable" investments. He adarchdiocesan Catholic Community Services. He was a Knight of it, however defined, outlives the Loyola has been involved in ded that it was "clearly not a disbody. Several intense scenes threat- radio and 'television ~ince 1922 tress sale," and that if it had been, St. Gregory and a Knight of Malta. human life, some vulgar when it founded radio station the station would have sold for ening He endowed a chair in governlanguage. A2, PG between $50 million and 70 million. WWL-AM. ment. at the University of Notre Dame, was a benefactor of Barry University and St. Thomas University, both in Miami, and raised millions of dollars for the University of South Dakota.


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THE ANC'H'OR-Dioces~~f Fall River-Fri., Jan. '(1,'1990

DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA NOTRE DAME de LOURDES, FR Hyacinth Circle 71 meeting 7:30 Adult· confirmation classes begin p.m. Tuesday, Holy Name CCD 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, parish haJ.l. center, Mt. Pleasant St., NB. Plans Transportation to Masses is needed for state and international convenby the parish organist; information: tions will be discussed. In case of rectory, 679-1991. inclement weather, cancellation will ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, NB be announced on local radio. Confirmation class will meet 6 WIDOWED SUPPORT p.m. Sunday. CCD classes for grades FR area meeting, 7 p.m. Jan. 23, 1-7 will resume Feb. 18. Intentions Sacred Heart parish hall, FR. Cape for weekday Masses cancelled due to UPWARD BOUND Cod meeting, 3 p.m. Jan. 21, CCD Father Delano's illness will be recenter, Christ the King, Mashpee Openings for tutors for disadvanscheduled this month. Contact Father Commons. Information: 428-7078, Delano for information. taged high school students in Attleevenings. boro, Taunton and Fall River ST. JOSEPH, NB schools; information: 678-2811 ext. Lectors are needed; contact DonST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON 324 or 270. Confirmation candidates will pre- ald Dufour, 995-4873, or Father LaSALETTE CENTER, sent formal petitions to Msgr. Har- Marc Bergeron, 995-5235. ATTLEBORO rington at 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN Day of prayer for hospital visCouples' support group meeting 7:30 Baptisms, 12:30 p.m. Sunday. itors, Eucharistic ministers and other p.m. tomorrow, church hall. The CCD classes resume Feb. 3. participants in parish outreach conparish congratulates Chris Silvia of ducted by Sisters Theresa Carlow Troop 40, who has advanced to the SACRED HEART, N. ATTLEBORO and Patricia Cocozza, 2-7'p.m. Jan.' rank of Eagle Scout. St. Mary-Sacred Heart school ad28, LaSalette Center. Retreat for CATHEDRAL CAMP, visory council meeting, 7:30 p.m. single. men and women ages 25-35, E. FREETOWN Tuesday, church meeting room. Jan. 26-28, LaSalette retreat house, Pastoral ministers' weekend reInformation on either: retreat secretreat, Friday-Sunday, St. Stephen's, ST. ANTHONY, MATTAPOISETT tary, 222-8530. Meeting for parents of religious Attleboro, youth retreat, Friday and educat:on students in grades 2 and 4, Saturday; St. John Neumann, E. O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Freetown, senior high school retreat, Religious education classes will IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, Sunday and Monday. now be held in the new parish center. TAUNTON Lower Cape Ultreya, 8 tonight, parST. JULIE BILLIART, 10-week Little Rock Bible study ish center function room. Sisters of N.DARTMOUTH Charity of New York meet with Boys in grade 4 or above inter- of St. Mark's Gospel begins Jan. 25 with 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. sessions. those wishing to become associated ested in becoming altar boys may with the community at 3 p.m. Suncontact Father Stephen Avila after St. Jude novena, 7 p.m. Mondays. day, parish center function room. ST.STEPHEN,ATTLEBORO any Mass; training will begin Jan. Confirmation class will attend the 23, First Eucharist teachers will meet HOSPICE ASSOCIATION, 6:30p.m Mass tomorrow at the clos7 p.m. Tuesday, religious education CAPECOD ing of their retreat. In conjunction office. Confirmation II instructional Volunteers needed to assist hoswith the Prayer Vigil for Life in session, 7 'p.m. Wednesday, church pice patients and their families. InforWashington, the parish will hold a hall; a teachers' meeting will follow. mation: Loree Elliott, Cynthia Hickvigil starting at 4 p.m. Jan. 21, Youth group meeting, 6:30-8 p.m. ey, Marion Carlson, 362-1103. beginning with a prayer service folSunday. SECULAR FRANCISCANS SS PETER AND PAUL, FR lowed by exposition of the Blessed ST. ELIZABETH SETON, St. Francis ofthe Cape Fraternity School advisory council meeting, Sacrament until II p.m. For inforN. FALMOUTH 7 p.m. Thursday, rectory. Parents' meeting 2 p.m Sunday, St. John mation on attending the WashingMen's Club sponsored health climeeting: Reading to Your Child, Evangelist Church, Pocasset. Inforton vigil, contact Deacon Bob Pelnic, 9: 30-11.: 30 a. m. tomorrow, mation: Mildred Bailey, 563-2482. presented by second grade teacher church hall. Bereavement support land, 222-5133. Patricia Benoit, 7 p.m. Tuesday, SACRED HEART, OAK BLUFFS' group meeting, 3-4 p.m. Sunday, CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE Father Coady Center. Food pantry is open 10 a.m.-noon The Sacred Heart Guild has a- church hall. Information: 548-8665. Wednesdays for those in need. Items O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE warded Rev. Edmund Neenan Scho- Bible discussion group will meet needed are soaps, soap powder, tisParish council meeting, 7:30 p.m. larships to Natalie Cook, Jennifer Sunday; information: the O'Keeffes sues and toilet paper. Legion of Tuesday. OLVGuild workshop meetDeBettencpurt and Jason DeBetten- 548-8735. Mary meetings 6: 15 p.m. Tuesdays, ings resume Wednesday following 9 . court. CATHOLIC ALUMNI CLUB education center. Scout master and a.m. Mass. Upcoming events for Rhode Island ST.GEORGE,WESTPORT committee people are needed to reST. JOHN EVANGELIST, CCD schedule as of this Sunday: 9 and Southeastern Mass, chapter of activate parish Boy Scout troop; the international Catholic singles' POCASSET a.m., grades 5-8; 10:15 a.m., grades information: George Clish, 477-0961. St. Vincent de Paul Society meet1-4, There will be no 11:30 a.m. club: dinner and meeting to discuss Babysitting is offered in the religious local activities, 6 p.m. Jan. 14, Brass ing follows 8 a.m. Mass tomorrow. classes. Rail, Rt. 6, Seekonk. Dinner at My education center during 10 a.m. SunFather's Pub, North Providence, fol- day Mass. for parents of boys in lowed by dancing at Howard Johnson's, Pawtucket, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20. . grades 6 and above to discuss Scouting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, religious Regional dance, Feb. 17, Gondola education center. Information on Restaurant, Taunton. Information: IT'S TIME TO ORDER .coed basketball: Bob Camara, 429824-8378. 1409. SPIRIT OF JESUS PRA YER GROUP, HYANNIS Tact Healing service, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, "Tact is the knack of making a St. Francis Church, Hyannis, conThe Fall River Diocesan Directory and Buyers' Guide contains point without making an enemy." ducted by Father Joseph Maguire, complete diocesan information and.a telephone directory of OFM. - Newton

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LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO Winter Schedule: Masses 12: 10 p.m. daily, 6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Confessions, 1-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Bible study resumes Jan. 18; contact Father Joseph Ross for schedule. Prayer vigil for vocations, 7: 15 p.m. Fridays, People's Chapel. Further information: 222-5410. MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER A Marriage Encounter .weekend will be held Feb. 2-4, Family Life Center, N. Dartmouth. Information: 336-8398. SEPARATED/DIVORCED CATHOLICS Scheduled meetings at Family Life Center, N. Dartmouth: Jan. 22, 4th anniversary meeting with informal talks by members; Feb. 14, Clayton Barbeau will speak and show a video on surviving loneliness; Feb. 26, Father Gerard Hebert of the diocesan marriage tribunal will speak on church annulments. The planning board will meet Jan. 30. ST. MARY, SEEKONK Women's Guild meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday, parish center; all parish women are invited to join. Explorer Post I youth group executive committee meeting; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, center. St. Vincent de Paul Society meeting, Sunday after 10 a.m. Mass. ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA First penance parents' meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, parish center. Children's Mass for kindergarten class and their teachers, 10 a.m. Sunday. Lectors are needed; contact the rec,tory, 675-7206. Women's Guild meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, parish center.


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Emmaus Continued from Page Eight' Krissy Penler said she came on the retreat "to have peace of mind and happiness in my heart, and I found it." "I learned a lot through the mirror images around me about trusting and about unconditional love," said ·Ben Blancharct'. Said team member-Denise Levesque, "The greatest gift I got this weekend was a sense of,peace and tranquility in my heart, and I know that the year ahead will be better." All who have experienced Emmaus emphasize that it is more than a series of talks. There are plenty of opportunities for sharing, personal reflection, song and lit. urgy-and there are a few surprises, too. "This is one of the few times in life when you can "just sit back and relax and not worry about what's going to happen next" said codirector Frank Medeiros. Director Tom Barber added that, "Almost everyone is affected in

some way by the weekend. Each retreat has its own chemistry and candidates are touched by different talks in different ways." Furthermore, participants experience the retreat with knowledge that Emmaus is more than just a weekend; it is a community of people who live "the fourth day." Galike monthly reunions are held each second Sunday at Cathedral Camp and usually involve a witness talk, followed by Mass an.d fellowship. Summing up the Emmaus ,81 experience by tying in the Advent theme of "active waiting" that permeated the retreat, Father Norton said, "Unlike the inn in Bethlehem, there was room for us in this inn because Jesus took us in. God so loved the world he gave his only son to Emmaus 81 !" Upcoming Emmaus weekends are scheduled for Feb. 2-4 (registration deadline Jan. 19), Apr. 2729, and June 15-17. For information contact Emmaus coordinator Sheila Dorgan, 992-9360.


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