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FALL RIVER DIOCESAN NEWSPAPER FOR SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS VOL. 34, NO.3. Friday, January 19, 1990

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THIS 1989 SCENE on the steps of the Supreme Court building will be repeated Monday in Washington as the 17th annual March for Life takes place. (CNS photo)

March for Life is Monday Diocesans plan participation Other stories related to abortion and pro-life issues appear throughout this issue of the Anchor Four students at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, are winners in a pro-life essay contest sponsored by the New Bedford chapter of Massachusetts Citizens for Life in connection with Monday's March for Life in Washington, D.C., attended annually by thousands of pro-lifers to express opposition to the 1973 Supreme Court decision striking down state abortion restrictions. Maureen Tremblay, 17, who placed first in the contest to win $100 and two bus trip tickets to Washington for the March for Life, wrote:' "Being one of six adopted children, the topic of abortion hits home more than any other. I see myself as lucky, because I was given a chance to live and by someone I don't even know. "I could have been one of those aborted every day, but someone thought they would let me see what life could be like. That unsel. fish someone cared enough to carry me for nine months of her life and hand me over to a family that was willing to raise me and love me because she obviously could not. "I know not her personal'reasons for giving me up 17 years ago, maybe I never will, but just knowing that she wanted to give me a chance at living is a great feeling. Life, to me, has a whole other meaning when you are adopted. You tend to see life as a gift given to you by an anonymous but loving stranger.

"It is really because of her that I could never abort an innocent child I conceived "accidentally." After. all, it would not be the baby's fault if I got pregnant, it would me mine. "I often thought that in a case of rape or incest that abortion should be permitted. After I realized that I could be a product of either one of those, my decision changed to

Scott Cabral: boy with a cause By Marcie Hickey Scott Cabral, 10, a fifth grader at St. Jean Baptiste School, Fall River, is a young man with a big cause. Determined that his voice be heard among those protesting the killing of unborn children, Scott wrote a letter to President Bush asking him to do all he could to "stop killing the generation of the future." He collected over 150 signatures in support of his letter, a petition that drew a response from the White House. A letter signed by President Bush arrived at Scott's home in November, stating that "Your concern about the unborn tells me that you have great respect for the sanctity of human life-God's greatest gift to all of us." Turn to Page Seven

absolutely not. Despite the way' I was conceived, I have just as much right to live as anyone conceived by lOve. "Maybe being adopted is even better than natural birth because there is no doubt in'my mind how much I was really wanted. I have known that from the very beginning. "I have even witnessed four of my younger brothers and sisters being adopted into my family, and the experience is like none other. Some of them have had many handicaps, so you can see that people do not always adopt 'perfect' children. I recall the tears of joy and many happy days my family has shared wheq we received our new arrivals. "Five other women chose to give their unborn children chances. to live, five very special women who gave me my brothers and sisters. We were the lucky ones, but some children were not. Some were not given a second thought, an opportunity to live. Wh.o really has the right to decide something so monumental as to terminate a life? I'm living proof that no one really does. "By givmg up nine months of one's life, someone could be giving [maybe) 1,170 more to someone else to enjoy. The very child they may have chosen to abort would grow up a regular kid with a reguTurn to Page Six

WASHINGTON (CNS) - The caldron that is Central America continues to boil in the wake of the U.S. invasion of Panama, the killings in Nicaragua of two nuns and the fingering of the Salvadoran military in the murder ofsix Jesuits, their housekeeper, Julia Ramos, and her daughter, Celina Ramos. Salvadoran President Alfredo Crisitani in a broadcast statement Jan. 7 implicated Salvadoran soldiers in the killing of the Jesuits and their household workers at Central American University Nov. 16 and said a special commission of military officers and civilian lawyers had been established "with the aim of determining the exact circumstances and clarifying the truth in all its magnitude" regarding the killings. In Rome Jan. 8, the Jesuit order welcomedCristiani's statement. "ÂĽ es. it does confirm our suspicions. Our people in EI Salvador are pleased with the unexpected seriousness of ~he investigations," said Father Johannes Gerhardt at the Society of Jesus headquarters. On Jan. 12. various news reports said Col. Guiilermo Alfredo Benavides, former head of military intelligence and director of the Salvadoran version of West Point, had been confined to base pending the outcome of the investigations; and on Jan. 13 Christiani announced the arrest of Benavides, two lieutenants, a sub-lieutenant and four enlisted men. Cristiani's statement is a "positive" step that bodes well for justice in EI Salvador, said Archbishop Arturo Rivera Damas of San Salvador. He spoke Jan. 12 in Rome after meeting with Pope John Paul II to discuss EI Salvador's continuing . political and pastoral problems.

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The archbishop said the church in EI Salvador would continue to propose dialogue as the only way out of the spiraling violence there. "It is the only way to end this conflict," he s!lid. Meanwhile, Auxiliary Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chavez of San Salvador also praised Cristiani's statement but added that a military "conspiracy of silence" clouds the case and that the statement alone would not root out the causes of the_~ayings:._

"Now that Mr. Cristiani has made public the list of the principal implicated persons, the possibilities have grown that EI Salvador win recover confidence in its institutions," the bishop said Jan. 14 in his weekly homily. But, he added, "it has been insisted that we're dealing simply with a group of members of the armed forces who have tarnished the honor of the army. "It is difficult for us to accept such an assertion, because we know better than anyone what the military circles think of the mission of the church, above all in the area of promotion and defense of human rights," Bishop Rosa Chavez said. He later told reporters he thought the massacre was the result of a military attitude viewing church and human rights workers as subversives, an attitude he said still prevails in the armed forces. As Salvadorans sought to solve the Jesuit murders, Catholics in the United States and Nicaragua mourned the killing of an American and a Nicaraguan nun in an ambush blamed on U.S.-backed rebels. Sisters Maureen Courtney, 45, and Teresa Rosales, 24, died Jan. I after gunmen fi~d on their twoTurn to Page Six

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AMONG PRESENTEES at the 35th annual Bishop's Ball were (from left) Melissa Garde of St. Anthony's parish, Mattapoisett, and Julianne Renee Seguin, St. Joseph's parish, Fairhaven. Story, more pictures on page 2. (Hickey photos)

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Memories in the making Story and photos by Marcie Hickey As 33 parish presentees waltzed "down Memory Lane" in accordance with the theme of the 35th annual Bishop's Ball, held last Friday evening at White's Restaurant, Westport, their own memories were in the making. Held at White's for the third consecutive year, the charitable and social event benefits a number of diocesan apostolates, including summer camps for exceptional and underprivileged children. Jodi Fiola, the presentee from S1. Elizabeth's parish, Fall River, said it was fun to get dressed up, but admitted, "I'm so nervous!" She said she was asked ,by her pastor to be the parish presentee because she does volunteer work at the church and is a catechism aide. For other presentees, the traditional Bishop's Ball was also a family tradition: Christine Farrelly ofSt. Thomas More parish, Somerset, was the third Farrelly daughter to be presented to the bishop. Her sister Kathy was a presentee three years ago; six years ago oldest sister Ann Marie was the parish emissary. Theresa Castro, a fifth grade CCD teacher and presentee from Holy Family parish, East Taunton, was following in the footsteps of her sister Marie Angeley-17 years later. Both sisters were asked. by their pastor to represent the parish. "It's an honor to do it for the church," said Miss Castro. Close to 8 p.m., white-gowned presentees and their escorts began gathering upstairs at White's for . photographs and last minute preparations. As organizers searched for one' missing from a group picture, someone suggested, "Look for a girl in a white dress." They found her. Meanwhile, Bishop Daniel A.

Cronin, making his 20th appearance as the ball's honored guest, was escorted to his box by ball cochairs John Drane, president of the Attleboro area S1. Vincent de Paul society, and Mrs. Theodore Wojcik Sr., president ofthe Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Robert McGuirk of North Dighton, a member ofthe Taunton area S1. Vincent de Paul Society, introduced the 33 young ladies to the bishop. Earlier, McGuirk recalled that this was his 21 st year announcing at the ball-a long history, "but they told me it wouldn't be a fulltime job," he chuckled. The presentees, ranging in age from 16 to 22, were accompanied down the runway to the bishop's box by their escorts. Each carried a bouquet appropriate to the" Memory Lane" theme. Fall River area presentees carried baby's breath with yellow carnations, representative of the golden years of the 1960s. Bouquets of white daisies with a yellow rose, the papal colors, car, ried by the young women from Attleboro, incorporated the themes of the Holy Year of 1975 and the International Peace and Justice Year of 1984. Cape and Islands presentees carried anthurium as a reminder of the 1970s Ball themes "Caribbean Carnival," "An Evening on the Island" and "My Island in the. Sun." Taunton area girls carried patriotic bouquets of red, white and blue flowers recalling the 1976 Bicentennial theme and 1987's "Land of Liberty". New Bedford area presentees had arrangements of red roses and baby's breath symbolic ofthe 1986 theme, "A Touch of Elegance," and the 1979 jubilee Ball, celebrating the year of th~ diocese's 75th anniversary. The 1990 Ball's motif was illus-

trated in a backdrop for the bishop's box created by Sister Gertrude Gaudette, OP, longtime designer of ball decorations. This year's panel showed a couple at a table as two other couples waltzed in the background. The black, white and gold scene was highlighted by white lights strung along the sides of the bishop's box. The theme was extended to each of the tables in the form of foothigh cardboard centerpieces of waltzing couples. Following her presentation to the bishop, Anne Janerico of S1. Anthony's parish, East Falmouth, said that being selected for the honor was "really exciting." She was choSen by her pastor for her participation in a number of parish activities. In addition to teaching CCD, she is helping form a youth group. She was one of several presentees who had attended the Christian Leadership Institute, a youth leadership training program held last summer at Cathedral Camp, East Freetown. Following the Grand March, a traditional romp around the ballroom by presentees and guests, Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, Ball director, introduced Bishop Cronin. A dedicated Notre Dame fan, Msgr. Gomes noted that "while a certain football team did not stay number one, the diocese of Fall River and the bishop of Fall River remain number one!" Addressing the presentees and ballgoers, the number one bishop thanked all for their continued support in making the annual event a success. He recalled that the motif for the first Ball he attended was a rainbow, "a variâ‚Ź:ty of colors, each distinct with its own beauty yet, in combination with the others, forming a magnificent image, greater than any of the parts." Turn to Page Six


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Obituaries Federation' of Sisters of Mercy, a 10,OOO-member organization of Sisters of Mercy of the Union and independent Sisters of Mercy groups in North and South America. She aided in formation of the soon-to-be established Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, which will unite the nine Union provinces with 16 independent Mercy congregations. Sister Moran also headed her Scranton province, was a regional chairwoman for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and served on several health ,care boards. She is survived by.a twin brother, Joseph, of Harrisburg, Pa., and a sister, Mary Frances Greer, of Carlsbad, N.M.

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Sister Bosch Sister Jane Regina Bosch, SUSC, 89, for 62 years a Religious of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts, died Jan. 10 in Fall River. Her Mass of Christian Burial took place Jan. 13 at ,Sacred Heart Church, Fall River and was preceded on Jan. 12 by a wake service at Sacred Hearts Convent, also in Fall River. A native of Baltimore, Sister Bosch was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Rosa (Murphy) Bosch. After attending parochial and public schools in Baltimore, she entered religion in 1927. She served 53 years in Taunton, mainly as a third grade teacher in St. Mary's School, and was also at Our Lady of Pity School, Cambridge, and Sacred Heart School, Fall River. She retired in 1974 and moved to the Fall River convent in 1986. She is survived by a niece, MJ:s. Regina Liberto of Pasadena, Md.

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The Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday in the chapal of Blessed Sacrament Convent, Fall River, for Sister Bernadette Lafond, 77, who died Jan. 14 at Mont Marie, Holyoke. ,Formerly known as Sister Marie Theofrede, she was a native of Fall River, the daughter of the late Alexander and Leda (Parenteau) Lafond. After graduating from BMC Durfee Hi..&-h.. Sch_oolLfall River, she 'entered the Sisters ofSt. Joseph in 1940. , During her active ministry, she served in St. Joseph's parish, New Bedford; St. Mathieu, St. Jean Baptiste and Blessed Sacrament parishes, Fall River; and St. Louis de France parish, Swansea, in every assignment as convent cook and parish sacristan. She retired to Mont Marie in 1979. Sister Lafond is survived by a sister, Sister Cecile Lafond, SSJ, and a brother, Bernardin Lafond, both' of Fall River, also by several nieces and nephews.

King service at National Shrine ~WASHINGTON (CNS)

- "A 15-cent bullet could kill the dreamer but it could not kill the dream," declared African Methodist Episcopal Bishop H. Hartford Brookins at a Jan. 14 interfaith prayer service at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King. ' The life and ministry of the slain civil rights leader, whose birthday is now a national holiday, "meant so much that on a Sunday afternoon 20 years later we would come back to church," said Bishop Brookins, the principal speaker. The service, which drew about 1,000 to the shrine, included pray~ ers from the Jewish, Mormon, Islamic and Sikh traditions. Msgr. Michael Bransfield, director of the shrine, called Dr. King "a man of work and great vision" and prayed that "God might give us strength to carryon the work of Dr. King." Bishop Brookins said, "It is dangerous to be a dreamer and to share your dream with non-dreamers. Sometimes the only way God can get to us is when we sleep: 'Be still and know that I am God.'" Now, more than 20 years since his murder, "we cannot rest on the

laurels of Dr. King," Bishop Brookins said. . , "God's plan will not be denied. God's plan will not be frustrated. God's plan will not be derailed," he said, although, through rulings, that have eroded certain civil rights gains, "the [U.S.] Supreme Court would take us to the days of the KKK [Ku Klux Klan]," Bishop Brookins said. "The only difference is that they wear black robes." Many have asked what has happened to the dream since Dr. King's death, he said. But the dream, among other things, "is penetrating the pulpits of America," he said. "Believe King and believe in the King of Kin~s."

praye~BOX For the Poor Souls We beseech thee, 0 Lord, to release the souls of your servants, so that they may obtain the glory of the resurrection and be joined to the saints and elect in heaven. Amen.

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Sister Moran DALLAS, Pa. (CNS) - Mercy Sister Mary Concilia Moran, 59, an internationally known religious leader and innovator in Catholic health care, died of cancer Jan. 7 in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was 59. At her death, Sister Moran was senior vice president of Mercy Health Services in Farmington Hills, Mich., in the Mercy Sisters' Detroit province. It is one of the largest health care systems in the United States. She became an administrator of the health care organization in 1979, and in that capacity traveled nationally and internationally to strengthen Catholic health care ministry. Sister Moran was best known for being, at age 40, the youngest woman ever elected president of the Sisters of Mercy of the Union, which she headed from 1971-77. 'From T977-78, she headed the

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Bishop Riley, 75, resigns post

ROME (CNS) - When Pope John Paul II came down with the flu he made a joke of it Jan. 14. But the next day there were no papal meetings or speeches and people wondered if the pontiff were seriously ill. "Perhaps you will be surprised that the pope, even though a few steps away from children, did not hug or kiss them," Pope John Paul told the people of Sts. Fabian and Venantius Parish in Rome. "I was about to, but then I thought that the pope has a virus, and since he has had so much influence on you, it would not be right to add another kind." In Italian," "influenza" means both influence and influenza, the long name for the flu. The pope looked a little shaky as he stood up in his car waving to , the crowd. But he brightened as he moved among the people, shaking hands and blessing babies.

The Mass and meeting with parishionersat Sts. Fabian and Venantius was one of the pope's regular pastoral visits in the diocese of Rome, which he heads. Italian news agencies reported 'that the pope was given a warm drink and fever medication in the church sacristy. V~tican Radio reported Jan. 15 that the pope had a fever, but did not report his temperature. Also repor.ted suffering from the flu were Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Cardinal .Agostino Casaroli, Vatican secretary of state; and Archbishop Angelo Sodano, secretary of the Section for Relations with States, part of the Secretariat of State.

WASHINGTON (CNS) - Pope John Paul II has accepted the _ _ _ 234 Second Street resignation of Auxiliary Bishop, IIiiIiIiIII Fall River. MA 02721 Lawrence J. Riley of Boston for ~WebOffset reason of age. He is 75. _ _ _ Newspapers Bishop Riley, who was 75 on ~ Printing & Mailing Sept. 6, was born in Boston. He CINCINNATI (CNS) - Cath- IIIIIIIiiIIiiI (508) 679-5262 studied at Boston College, St. olic politicians should not ignore John's Seminary, Brighton, the church teaching to win voters, and II North American College and the to do so is morally and socially" II Gregorian University in Rome, wrong, said the heads of eight Second Class First Class and Catholic University in Ohio Catholic dioceses in a recent Carrier Route Coding First Class Presort Washington. statement on--abortion and politiHe was ordained a priest in cal life. Its release came after an Third Class Bulk Rate lip Code Sorting 1940; and was a professor, dean of announcement by Ohio Attorney Third Class Non Profit Ust Maintenance studies, vice rector and rector at General Anthony J. Celebrezze ALL TO USPS SPECIFICATIONS St. John's Seminary. He is a past Jr., a Catholic and a gubernatorial president of the Catholic Theolog- candidate, that he now supports Cheshire labeling on Kirk-Rudy 4-up ical Society of America. labeler. And Pressure Sensitive Labeling public funding for abortions for Bishop Riley was appointed auxpoor women and that as governor Inserting. collating. folding. iliary bishop of Boston in 1972, - he would veto legislation to outmetering, sealing. sorting. addressing. and served as pari!,h pastor and law abortion. sacking. completing USPS forms. archdiocesan vicar general. In 198.6, direct delivery to Post Office he was named an assistant at the Most Terrible ... Printing . .. We Do It All! pontifical throne. He is on the "Loneliness is the most terrible Call for Details (508) 679-5262 North American College Commit- poverty."-Mother Teresa tee of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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themoorin~ Daring To Live Life There is almost a malaise, a vague sense of mental or moral ill-being, among the nation's 55 million Catholics with regard to abortion. This feeling ranges from cynicism to despair. This "what's the use" attitude has perhaps been one of the most self-defeating aspects of Catholic response to the estimated 25 million babies aborted since the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling of the Supreme Court. So many church members fail to realize that they have a voice and an obligation to act in life's marketplace. They are afraid to be seen as Catholic outside the walls of their parish church. ' The secular world has so bombarded them with the notion of separation of church and state that many feel it's almost un-American to let religious teachings influence their lives. Indeed, many Catholics have adopted a Jekyll and Hyde approach: the self-seeking "me" mind of the late 60s and 70s combined with the upwardly rpobile selfishness of 80s yuppies has spawned a generation of people who aver that if it feels good, do it; I'm OK, you're OK; all we've got are ourselves and the present moment; so "carpe diem," seize the day. These shallow philosophies have had a tremendous effect on Catholics and many have simply decided not to permit church teachings to influence their lifestyles. It follows that they give but token recognition, if that, to life issues and apostolates and pay little attention to the teachings of Jesus or to the handing on of his Word. Nevertheless, what is to be preached and practiced fearlessly and openly by all members of the church family has been plainly set forth in the documents of Vatican II. In the Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, the council fathers unequivocally reiterate the teaching that God is the Lord of life and that he has entrusted to all the baptized the noble mission of safeguarding that life. And the mission not only should but must be carried out in a manner worthy of its tremendo'~s importance. It is precisely in this area that so many of today's Catholics fail abysmally. It is of prime importance that those in the church realize that when it comes to life issues it is not enough to consider good intentions and lofty motives. Objective criteria must be employed, criteria drawn from the very nature of the human person, criteria which respect life in all its dimensions. It must also be remembered that human life is not limited by the here and now but can be understood only in the context of its eternal destiny, a consideration too often overlooked in the political and constitutional arenas. The church has the right and obligation to uphold faith teachings and to act on moral issues on an equal basis with all others who claim the freedom to attempt to influence others in a society ultimately subject not only to the laws of man but to the universal moral law. It would be well for all church members to realize this, shed their anxieties and fears and speak out boldly for life. What we need in our church in our time is courage to witness to ,the Gospel and truly become what we claim to be: followers of , Christ. The Editor Letters Welcome Letters to the editor are welcomed. All letters should be brief and the 'editor reserves the right to condense any letters if deemed necessary. All letters must be signed and contain a home'or business address.

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Mother Church knows best WASHINGTON (CNS) - The he met with Soviet President MikCatholic Church in Rome "knew hail Gorbachev in December, bemore about life of people in the cause the church had been getting western Ukraine than anybody did, reports from the Ukraine since the probably even than Moscow did" 'mid-1940s, when Josef Stalin tried in the last half century, says a to suppress the church. "The Vatican's diplomats are former U.S. ambassador to the totally focused on the life of the Holy See. Frank Shakespeare, U.S. ambas- people and human righ'ts," he said, sador from 1987-89, said people which "are tied tightly to the morale outside the Soviet Union's western and esprit of the people" and are Ukraine got most of their informa- vital because they are "what make tion about the region through the people content with their society or discontent with it." underground church. The Vatican had similar conHe made his remarks in a telephone interview from La Jolla, tacts in other Catholic Soviet-bloc regions and knew "more .about'" Calif., where he lives. Poland, Slovakia and Lithuania Shakespeare stressed the unique than anyone else in the world." nature of the Vatican in diploShakespeare said the Vatican matic circles because of its grassdiplomatic corps is "a blockbusroots contacts and its concentrater," with high-powered diplomats tion on the day-to-day life of a because of the Vatican's imporcountry's people. tance in diplomatic circles. "When Poland was under intense "There are judgments and feelcommunist rule, what was important was what was going on in the ings you can get only thr"ough the parishes," he said. "There was far Vatican," said Shakespeare. "You more accurate information com- can get a feel of a situation which ing from villages and towns than tends to be much closer to the from the capital," where diplomats people" .of a coun.try than you can get from its capital. ~'No other live, he said. government in the world is focused In the Ukraine, where there were on the daily life of the people to the ,no diplomats, "everything we had degree Rome is," he said. The Vatcame in from the underground. ican looks at "what's the situation That was the churc~:' he said. .in the church, in the schools, in Church reports were more accu- family life," rate than the Soviet government "Other nations focus on trade, reports, said Shakespeare. Mos- economics, treaties, military matcow was reporting that the Uk- ters, who's going to be the next rainian Catholic Churchhad merg- prime minister,'what's going on in ed with the Orthodox Church and Parliament," he said. that there were few Ukrainian Shakespeare noted the signifiCatholics left. cance of the United States having "That was nonsense," Shakes- diplomatic relations with the Vatipeare said. "What Rome knew was can in a recent interview with polthat there were some millions of itical columnist Morton Kondracke people practicing religion under- for the PBS program "American ground. There were confessions Interests," and Masses in the woods. There Vatican officials "are circumwere Masses in apartments." , spect, of course," in sharing inforShakespeare said Pope John mation, said Shakespeare during Paul II was on solid gro~nd when the program, "but they're remark-

ably (;andid about things iike the life of the people, what's actually happening, what is the daily condition oflife, the daily condition of the school, the daily condition of the famil~, the daily condition of what we would call human rights." Shakespeare described the sensitive situation in the Ukraine, which the pope has said he must be allowed to visit if he travels to the Soviet: Union. "There has been immense concern in the Politburo and the communist apparatus in Moscow with Ukrainian nationalism," Shakespeare said. "The Ukraine is vital to the state structure of the Soviet Union. And the people are looking for symbols of Ukrainian nationalism," He said Stalin "crushed the Ukrainian, in effect, Catholic Church,:' and the Ukrainian Orth-: odox Church as well so there would be no place with the name "Ukrainian" in front of it. Stalin feared "people would use that as a symbolic rallying place for their nationalistic aspirations perhaps." About whether the pope would have made some arrangement with Gorbachev to dampen Ukrainian nationalism in return for restoration of some land to the church, Shake:speare said the pope would desire that the Ukrainians "keep separate their political goals from their spiritual needs and places of worship." , "It's just logic," Shakespeare said, "that the Vatican would make every dfort that the churches not be used as political nationalistic rallying places," "This is not to say, however, that some of that might not occur. To what degree in Poland, when people went to church, were they also infused with the fact that we're Poles that want to be freeT' he asked. "In my view, to a very great degree.


Ecumenical ties It may surprise some readers that 1 do a lot of work in other churches. Last year, for example, I addressed a national conference of church business administrators, directed two ecumenical family retreats and facilitated sessions with seventy Presbyterian leaders and their spouses for three days. I enjoyed them all but the latter were Calvinist to the core. I taught from 8:30 until 3 and they went on until 8 p.m. At 3 p.m., I left to enjoy the area, telling them that I was grateful I was spared the Protestant work ethic. '!I'm a lazy Catholic," I explained. They laughed but continued on. -" I directed two ecumenical family retreats for the Air Force last summer and once again realized that stress is non-denominational. We experience the same symptoms and same God. I enjoy working with other denominations and learn much from them. I am impressed by the depth of their spirituality and their sense of Christian community. We could use more of their genuine friendliness toward one another and their pastors in our" church. There's always a bit of awkwardness, however, when I'm introduced as a Roman Catholic. (They always put Roman in front of Catholic.) They, as we, grew up regarding each other with suspicion. Am lout to convert them? So I began by telling them I am Catholic and need their help. "If I

be it they were married before a priest. As a side note, most Catholics are not aware that the requirement to be married before a priest (or bishop or deacon) is very recent in church law. Even into this century, in most parts of the world a marriage that was valid in civil law was valid also in the Catholic Church. This is true even to this day in many countries of the world, including some parts of Western Europe. Present church legislation is therefore somewhat of a return to that tradition. Another factor to keep in mind is this. As long as his presence is not required for the validity of a marriage, a priest may have other obligations that must take priority over his being there as a pastor or friend of the family, no matter how much he might like to do so. I and other priests in our parish have had this very experience. Parishioners were to be married in a Protestant or other church at the same time we were committed to celebration of a marriage or other event in our own oarish.

Jan. 20 1952, Rev. Roland J. Masse, Assistant, Notre Dame de Lourdes, Fall River Jan. 24 1951, Rev. Edward H. Finnegan, S.J., Boston College Faculty 1977, Rev. Thomas F. McMorrow, Assistant, Our Lady of Victory, Centerville

Jan. 25 1987, Rev. Jack Hickey, D.P., Dismas House, Nashv;;ie, Tenn.

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lapse into Catholic terminology like parish, priest, and Mass," 1 DOLORES say, "will you please translate it into congregation, minister and service? When I start talking fast, the CURRAN Catholic words slip out." . They smile and relax. I ask a lot _of questions and never promote Catholicism. If they ask me quesauthority, i.e. "The bishop won't tions about my faith and church, I "let us," or "Church law says..... answer but neither defend nor While we are cautious in what we proselytize. I stick to the topic, say and what we do because of our even when it's family spirituality. leaders, Protestants are cautious However, I explain that I will because of their flocks. If a parish use Catholic examples because I doesn't like its priest, tough luck. am most familiar with them. When If a congregation doesn't like its working with a large group of pastor, he starts looking around Methodist family pastors, I gave for another church. them a handout in religious tradiSo Protestant ministers tend to tions ofthe past and present. They be flock pleasers. Even when they were totally unfamiliar with phrases like "spiritual bouquet," "scapu- know something is needed, they may sidestep it if their people lars," and "offering up." I explained that the list was aren't in favor of it. Just as we do with bishops. inappropriate for them but to use Protestants, however, aren't beit as a model with parents, substideviled by sex. They don't like tuting their own traditions. There perversion and premarital sex, but was a silence and one responded, issues like sex education, celibacy, "I just realized how impoverished contraception, infertility therapy we are. We never had any such and women's basic unworthiness traditions." So we shelved the handout and discusse"d ways of don't come up. initiating religious customs in They believe Mary and Joseph tod~y's Methodist family. had a sexual union and Jesus had I've been asked by both Catholic siblings and it doesn't destroy their 'ind Protestant leaders what I find faith. As I said, we're similar but 1S major differences in the two dissimilar. At times they long for groups. My response is authority pastoral security and more authorand sex. ity. At times we long for less. The In working with Catholic groups, variety makes my work interesting there's always the spectre of and educational.

Priestless wedding Q. In one of your columns some months ago you said that if the bishop grants a dispensation from the form of marriage, it is not necessary for a priest to be present for the marriage ceremony. According to you, the marriage is perfectly valid in the eyes of the Catholic Church without him. My daughter is being married this summer in her college chapel. The rabbi will officiate, since her future husband is Jewish. But the Catholic parish in the area is making no commitment to be at the service. This is very disturbing to me, my husband and my daughter. If I do not have a priest present to marry her I feel it will have a definite effect on the marriage. She was educated in the Catholic school. Please send me the address of Pope John Paul. I would like to tell him my feelings about this. (Ohio) A. I think your desire that a priest be present for the marriage of your daughter is commendable and an indication of the importance you place on your faith for yourself and for your children. It is important, however, for you and for parents who find' themselves in the same situation, to understand and accept some important factors involved here. , The first is the one I mention in my answer, one I have explained frequently in the past. When the local bishop dispenses from the requirement that Catholics be married before a priest, this means that wherever and by whomever they are married that marriage is recognized as valid by the church. As long as the person officiating is legally empowered by the state to perform marriages, the two people are as married as they would

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March for Life is Monday . Continued from Page One lar family and friends and a chance to live, love, cry, laugh, hug, wonder, doubt and be themselves. Someone like me. "I thank God every day of my existence for that woman who made the decision to let me live. Because of one person's choice, I was not put in some trashbag at a walk-in clinic for the sake of her convenience. I'm alive."

NOTRE DAME graduate Jim Wetherbee (seated right) pilot of the Columbia shuttle mission, scheduled to return to Earth today. Others, from left, Marsha Ivins, Dan Brandenstein, David Low, Bonnie Dunbar. (CNS/ UPI photo)."

Central American caldron Continued from Page One car caravan'with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles. Wisconsin-born Auxiliary Bishop Paul Schmitz, 46, of the Apostolic Vicariate of Bluefields, Nicaragua, was wounded in the attack. Sister Courtney was buried Jan. 6 in Fond du Lac, Wis., the home of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Agnes, to which she and Sister Rosales belonged. Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee, main celebrant of the Jan. 5 funeral Mass, said of the nuns, "As we admire their zeal, we must now imitate it in our own lives." Sister Rosales was buried Jan. 3 in her hometown of Puerto Cabazas, Nicaragua. The Nicaraguan government said an official investigation concluded

Memories Continued from Page One , Likewise, the many individuals who have worked to make the Ball a success over the years "contribute to the rainbow of charity, the rainbow of our community of faith," he said. The bishop thanked in particular Msgr. Gomes, who has been associated with the Ball almost since its beginning. ' "We are here, however, for the young ladies," the bishop continued, "they who are representative of the thousands of youth that are the hope of the church." "As the church goes into the next century," he said, "it will look to them for the leadership they will no doubt provide. "We do not only 'waltz down memory lane' tonight," he concluded. "We look forward in confidenceand strength to the future. I congratulate the 33 young ladies presented here this evening... .1 urge you to remember the deeds of your forebears, and I challenge you to do all in your power to carryon the work of charity in the church for the benefit of the generations to come.'" The memorable evening continued until I a.m., with presentees and ballgoers dancing to the music of the Aristocrats in White's grand 'salon and the Al Rainone Orchestra in the grand ballroom.

that U.s.-backed contra rebels were responsible for the ambush but Sister of St. Agnes Leanne Sitter told Catholic News Service Jan. 15 that the order could not comment on the government announcement. The nuns were awaiting the results of aU .S. government investigation, which, a State Department spokesman told CNS Jan. 12, has been stalled because the Nicaraguan government had .not responded to U.S. State Department requests to allow a U.S. Embassy official to investigate the site of the attack. The Nicaraguan government's investigation was made by a commission composed of Defense and Interior Ministry representatives who said they found that the attack was staged by a 60-member contra group led by Evaristo Aguinaga. "In the face of these criminal actions encouraged by warlike sectors ofthe U.S. adminstration, the Sandinista People's Army and Interior Ministry will do their duty of pursuing and confronting any'body who carries out terrorist actions designed to sow chaos, terror and death," the commission's statement said. The United States and the Catholic Church got good reviews from Panamanians living in the United States who expressed relief after toppled dictator Manuel Noriega gave himself up to U.S. authorities. "The nightmare is over," Gabriel Lewis told Catholic News Service in a telephone interview Jan. 5. "We thank God and the church, which played a vital role in getting him to leave the nunciature. We now haye to concentrate on the reconstruction of our country." Lewis was Panama's ambassador to the United States in 19771978, well before Noriega's rise to rule. He had been living in exile in Washington for two years. In Rome, U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Thomas Melady said he emphasized the fairness of the U.S. justice system in negotiations with Vatican officials for the release of Noriega from the nunciature. In Panama the same day, Archbishop Marcos McGrath called his fellow citizens to a peaceful rebuilding of the country. "This is a new beginning. We have to reconstruct the country together and we have to be reconciled," he told a crowd of 5,000 during an open-air Mass in Panama City.

Mary Ferranti Sharing second place honors and each winning a $50 savings bond and one bus trip ticket to Washington were Mary Ferranti and Joan Cleare. "I am writing on my own personal experience about the decision of abortion: the choice of life or death," wrote Ms. Ferranti. "I believe that everyone has the right to live once they are conceived. There have been many arguments whether life exists at conception or at the time the unborn fetus enters into the world. My own personal experience has made my decision clear on this issue. "In my junior year at Stang, I got pregnant and I was faced with a major decision. I had somewhat eliminated abortion as an option. However, it did come into mind when I thought I would never make it through to the end. "When 1was three months pregnant I began to feel twitching in my stomach. Although it was very mild, I felt it. When I was five months pregnant, I experienced a lot more movement. I realized that I was carrying a human, living being inside of me. My option on abortion was totally out of my mind. I had suddenly grown a strong and loving attachment to this fetus. "When I was six months pregnant I had seen my baby move around on an ultrasound machine. It had to be the most fascinating thing I had ever seen in my life. At about seven and a half months I delivered a baby girl. When I saw her, I could not possibly believe that I ever let the thought of abortion e'nter into my mind. "Today I look around and see all the abortions that take place and can make me cry. If these women went through half of the pregnancy, I truly beli~ve that they would change their minds. I know it changed my whole perspective about abortion. "I believe I gave my daughter the greatest gift that she will ever receive, life. I wish everyone would have the same opinion as I do. Then again, no one really knows what they would actually do until they face the same decision as I had to make. "In conclusion to this, I can say that life is made for everyone. We should let the unborn fetus see and experience everything that we do. If I can save someone from having an abortion, I would be happy. I look at my baby, who has brought so muchjoy to her father and me, and say I hope that she values the gift of life as much as I do." Joan Cleare Joan Cleare chose poetry to express "Prayer of an Unborn": Help! I am very small and weak. What I want, I cannot speak. The right to live is what I seek. I can't reach out or run away, Defend myself in any way. I'm not a person, you say? I cannot see, I cannot hear.

My fleeting thoughts disappear Into darkness. Why am I here? It is not the time for me to be. I may have happened violently. There is no one to care for me. I may not be a perfect one, A daughter maybe, not a son. Am I now to be undone? I am created, I am soul, Though yet, in body, part not whole. For me, God has a goal. I ask you, let me live. Nurturing, care, protection give. Let him decide who dies or lives. Let me, and all like me, be born. ' Let us breathe tomorrow's morn. Lest all humanity be gone. ,

Lara Pasternak "What the pro-life cause means to me" was the topic chosen by honorable mention winner Lara Pasternak: To choose to create a child is a choice to create a life And with this comes a responsibility but not necessarily to be a wife. One should be careful in all that one does And should take care of everyone he loves. In a relationship where three come from two, All should be allowed to live, just like me and you! If you choose to be an aborter Then you choose to be a murderer Neither is right, both are wrong, And you must suffer with guilt Your whole life long. In a relationship where two result in three, All should be allowed to live, Just like you and me. March for Life In other March for Life-related activity, Mary Ann Booth, New Bedford chapter chairman of Mass'achusetts Citizens for Life, said that pro-lifers leaving New Bedford by bus at 9 a.m. in order to reach Washington in time to attend, an all-night prayer vigil at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception would attend 8 a.m. Mass offered by Father James F. Greene, pastor at St. James Church in New Bedford. The bus will stop at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Cathedral schoolyard to pick up Fall River pro-lifers for the Washington trip. A second bus will leave from St. James Church at 8:30 p.m. Sunday for those wishing to participate in Monday's march. A bus will leave Attleboro at 10 p.m. Jan. 21. All those going to Washington are invited to a hot breakfast at the National Shrine, beginning at 6:30 a.m., following which they will meet with members of Congress and attend a rally. The march itself will take place from I to 3 p.m., beginning at the Ellipse at Constitution Avenue and 15th Street in the capital and endIng at the Supreme Court building. Further information on buses is

available from Mrs. Booth at 6364903 for the New BedforCl area and from Mrs. Alice C. McAndrews at 226-0292 for the Attleboro area. Televised Mass The 8 p.m. Mass that will be part of the all-night prayer vigil in Washington will be covered live by the Eternal Word Television Network. New York Cardinal John O'Connor, chairman of the U.s. bishops' pro-life committee, will be celebrant and homilist and Cardinals James Hickey of Washington and Bernard Law of Boston are expected to be among the hundreds of prelates and priests who will be concelebrants. Also in connection with the March for Life, the American Life League has developed an "individual action plan" described in an , insert in this issue of the Anchor. Judie Brown, ALL president, plans to gather responses to the plan from concerned pro-lifers and present them to President Bush. Those participating promise to "adopt spiritually" an individual preborn child, "sheltering that child with my prayers until the moment of his or her natural birth and protecting him or her from the threat of abortion." Mrs. Brown recently commented, in connection with "Pro-choice" election victories last November "that wimpy Republicans who are fearful of the pro-abort feminists had better change their tunes if they t:ver expect to win an election in the future." . She notes that politici~ns expe(:ting pro-life support at the polls "must explain to their constituencies that they respect all innocent human life from the moment of conception until the moment of natural death, regardless of that person's age, health or condition of dependency. "They must explain that if the life of a mother is threatened by a pregnancy, the physician should take every step possible to save the life of both of his patients, never to kill either the child or the mother. "They must explain that victims of forcible rape rarely become pregnant. The national average for pregnancy as a direct result of forcible rape is one pregnancy per 100,000 such attacks. "And when such a pregnancy does occur, it is certainly not compassionate to lead the mother through a second violent act by urging her to abort a child whose very ~xistence has not at any time been Ii violent threat to her. "And the incest victim? Common ~;ense instructs us that unless the act itself involves voluntary submission,the act is still forcible rape lIlnd the occurrence of a pregnancy is rare indeed. But when a child is conceived, that child should not bl~ punished by death for the crime of his or her father. On the state level, Massachusetts Citizens for Life will sponsor several activities next week, beginning with an interfaith Assembly for Life at I p.m. Sunday at Boston's Faneuil Hall. The featured speaker, free-lance' writer Mary Ellen Bork, will discuss women's role in the pro-life movement. Formation of a Respect Life Coalition will be announced at a press conference at 10 a.m. Monday in Room B-2 of the State. Housl~ in Boston; and on Wednesday a Support Awareness Day sponsored by Massachusetts Citizens for Life, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in Doric Hall, also in the State House.


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or Blessed Sacrament parishioners. It is open to all. The purpose of this study is to open your heart and mind to God. Reading Scripture is not mere reading for the sake of reading. Rather, it is an opportunity to listen to God who loves you. This year, which will be divided into two semesters, we will study the Book of Luke for six weeks beginning Feb. 21 and for five weeks next fall. The first session will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2492 S. Main

Dear Editor: What is happening to our country when women can be so easily duped into believing that their rights are being denied? Women are all victims of this propaganda that pits woman against women. This movement has become a militant radical force that is determined to change our society into a -St.-,-Ea1IRiver.Masswillpre~totally self~centered one. each session. Abortion seems to be the bigIf you wish to take this course, gest issue right now. What has please c.all one of us with your happened is that pro-choice peo- reservatIOn by Feb. 14, so we can ple are being pitted against pro-life order the necessary materials. The people. New American Bible or the New Yet both groups certainly believe Jerusalem Bible is used, iliong with that a woman has a right to choose the'Collegeville Bible Commentary whether or not to have a baby and - and an accompanying question both believe she has the freed'om book. to control her own reproductive For further information and to organs. make reservations call Father Rene I believe that a woman's choice Levesque, 672-5473, or Mary or over her own body ends once con- Fred Demetrius, 644-2375. ceptIon takes place. If a woman Fred Demetrius feels that she is unable to handle Bread of Life Community that responsibility, she then has Fall River the choice of giving her baby to a waiting couple who will take on that responsibility. I read in a recent survey that there are 40 Dear Editor: couples per newborn child in the Narragansett Bay water quality USA who want to adopt. Yet, due is intimately connected with all toso many abortions, much of the ourdailyactivities. Every time weflush . , demand gbes unsatisfied. our toilets, drive our cars, fertilize As women, we should have our lawns, or pour hazardous enough faith in ourselves to demand household products down the sink, what rights we are entitled to just we have an impact on the bay and as men have to do. We don't need the health of the organisms that feminist groups (who seem to do live there. more harm than good) to speak Massachusetts citizens also affect for us. the bay, since over 60 percent of I've often wondered why femi- the bay's watershed lies in Massanist groups shout the loudest about chusetts. The city of Fall River has their anger in being thought of by a tremendous impact on bay water men as "sex objects" but willl:on- quality, as do pollutants in the seddone and even promote sexual iment of the Taunton River. permissiveness, allowing men to The people who live in southtake advantage of them without eastern Massachusetts recognize any commitment or responsibility. the economic value of the bay-it That's what is being taught our puts food on their tables and helps youngsters. We're allowed to teach, pay their bills by supporting com"Say NO to drugs!" but cannot mercial fishing, boating and tourteach, "Say NO to sex!." ism activities. We also treasure the Instead, we teach them about bay for its recreational value and contraceptives. and how to use its beauty. them when they decide to have Further informaiion on pollusexual intercourse. The message tants affecting the bay and meawe're really giving them is, "It's sures being taken to meet the probokay and normal to have sex before lem is available from the Narraganyou marry, but you should know sett Bay Project, 291 Promenade how to protect yourselffrom becom- St., Providence RI02908-5767. ing pregnant. If you do become Judith Korch pregnant, you can either keep the Narragansett Bay Project baby or get an abortion. It's legal Providence and besides, it's a woman's choice!" I can't believe that the majority of women in our nation believe and want this. It has become a nightmare, and I think it's time we MARAWI CITY, Philippines wakeuptohowwe'rebeingmanipulated. (CNS)~ Twice-kidnapped French Alice McCoy Perry missionary Father Michel de Westfield, N.J. Gigord, released by his second set of abductors Dec. 31, has said he wants to continue his apostolate among Muslims in Marawi City. "We have to go on with life the Dear Editor: way we have been doing," the 45The Bread of Life prayer com- year-old Parish Foreign Mission munity, in conjunction with Blessed Society priest told UCA News, a Sacrament Church (Fall River) Hong Kong-based Catholic news has been offering the Little Rock agency. "for me, this [kidnapping] scripture study courses for the past case is just an incident, and it has eight years. Attendance is not not changed my plans." The priest limited to Bread of Life members was previously kidnapped in 1986.

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CHICAGO(CNS)-ACatholic grade school at a Chicago parish is beginning to conduct mandatory random drug testing on its students and staff. Father Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina parish, said his 500student school has had no drug problem although it is situated in what the principal called a druginfested neighborhood. "It's a symbolic act to show we want to keep our schools drugfree," Father Pfleger said. "It shows how serious we are and that drugs will not be tolerated in our schools."

Scott Cabral Continued from Page One The letter continues. "I am doing everything I can to urge our lawmakers and judges to rightthe terribie-wrong- ofreceot years when so many millions of babies have been destroyed before birth. Your support encourages me that we will win this cause. "You were good to let me know how you feel about this issue. I hope that your generation will live in a world where all are welcome and where the right to life will never be threatened," concludes the letter. Scott said that a number of people told him that his petition was mentioned by the president during his Novembervisitto Rhode Island but he's not sure this is true. ' The president "did mention a few kids' names," he said, but he didn't know if he was among them. Whatever the case, Scott is certainly well-known at St. Jean Baptiste School, where he circulated his petition to students and faculty members. His project began last year after a discussion about abortion in a social studies class following a mock election during which candidates' positions on abortion were presented. When Scott heard that the sixth grade was conducting a petition project, he suggested to his fourth grade teacher, Nancy Bedard, that his class conduct a petition "for real" to protest abortion. By the end of the school year Scott had collected signatures throughout the school. He was happy to receive the president's acknowledgment, he said, but he wants to do more to end abortion. He said he and some friends had ideas for starting a pro-life group at school, but the best thing "would be to meet the president." What would he tell President Bush if given the chance? . "Just to end abortion," said Scott, "because it's killing the babies of the future."

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Father Pfleger has led anti-drug rallies and spearheaded protests against stores selling drug paraphernalia. The priest said he believed St. Sabina would be the first Catholic school and the first elementary school in the country to require suc\1 testing. Plans call for 'quarterly testing 'for students from kindergarten through eighth grade and for staff members. Anyone testing positive will take a second test. Another positive test will result in family counseling. Father Pfleger said each round of testing will cost $1,020, to be paid through donations from businesses. A comprehensive drug education program will start in conjunction with the testing, principal bncia Bumtmi.<t.Worklng- with pupils will be a psychologist, an author of a drug education package, and a staff member from the hospital that will do the testing. Father Pfleger said testing did not violate the children's rights. "A child has a right to live," he said. "A child dead on drugs has no rights at all. As adults, we have a responsibility to teach them right and wrong, to set guidelines and rules."

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Marian Manor renovations completed Bishop Daniel A. Cronin presided at recent cerefDonies dedicating the newly renovated second and third floors of Marian Manor Nursing Home, Taunton. The rtinovations allow the facility for the aged and infirm to add 41 Level II (skilled lIursing) beds, bringing its total number of beds to 116. Marian Manor has undergone many transformations in its 28 years, beginning witl1 its original conversion from the old Taunton Inn building, built in the 1930s, which Bishop James L. Connolly purchased for the diocese in 1960 as a suitable site for ahome for the elderly. The home was opened in 1962 under.direction of M~gr. Raymond T. Considine, then director :Of diocesan health facilities. It was blessed by the late Eishop James L. Connolly in ceremonies Dec. 29, I<J61. By 1964 a lIew wing had been completed and the Manor could accommodate 129 residents. It was then known as Marian Manor RehabiliationInstitute and operated under regulations governing hospitals, changing to nursing home standards in 1976. New safety regulations subsequently resulted

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recalled by many present-day residents of the building, several of whom had their wedding receptions in what was then the Taunton Inn and enjoyed dinners out in the Taunton Room, tbe Herring Run Room or the Mill Room, now converted to various other uses, with the Herring Run Room remaining a dining area. ,The present $1,250,000 project culminated five years of planning and 13 months of construction, overseen first by Msgr. John J. Regan, who succeeded Msgr. Considineas director of diocesan facilities, then by Father Edmund J. Fitzgerald, the present director. Father Fitzgerald was among speakers at the dedication ceremony, attended by over 100 patients, stafff guests and city officials. Bishop Cronin blessed the renovated areas and placed crucifixes, blessed during a preceding ceremony in the Manor's chapel, on each floor. Thomas F. Healy, Manor administrator, Dominican Sisters of the Presentation and lay staff members then welcomed visitors for refreshments and guided tours of the renovated floors.

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Date of perfidy When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, president Franklin Roosevelt called it a "date which will live in infamy." Ten mil'liOR soldiers were killed in World War II. When the U.S. Supreme Court made abortion a legal means of killing in America on Jan. 22, 1973, it should have been called a "date which will live in perfidy." In the 17 years since, some 25 million unborn babies have been slain in this nation alone. I say "perfidy" because our highest court voted 7 to 2 to turn --its baGk~abmtionbans engraYed~ in common law for centuries and in the Hippocratic Oath for millennia. I SaY "some" 25 million because no eirtact numbers exist. Reporting of aBortions is voluntary, so who knows the actual figures? I believe they are much higher than those reported. Most abort.ion statistics based on these voluntary data come from the Alan Guttmacher Institute, an affiliate of Planned Parenthood, one of the nation's leading abortion profiteers. If you wanted murder statistics would you go to the Mafia? Would you get drug addiction figures from the Columbian drug cartel? -Why aren't abortions reported like other medical procedures? Because the abortionists object, that's why. They plead privacy,

claiming the names of women killing their unborn might be disclosed. That argument was dismissed in a 1978 Minnesota Supreme Court decision: Minnesota State 'Medical Association v. State of Minnesota and St. Paul, MN, Catholic Bulletin. Doctors doing Medicaid abortions failed to keep their names, numbers and payments secret. The public's right to know was the key issue in the decision to permit newspaper access to Medicaid abortion payments in state computen. The litill(ltinpromised early on in the dispute to delete names of women involved. Laws are needed on both state and national levels to require the reporting of abortions. The mythical "penumbra" in the Constitution on which the privacy argument is based should not be stretched to prohibit the collection of these vital statistics. Maybe you're wondering what this has to do with senior citizens, aside from the fact that everyone should be inflamed when one baby is aborted every 21 seconds, 175 abortions are done every hour and 4400 are performed every day in this country alone. Practically speaking, the birth dearth means fewer babies will be joining the labor pool to provide Social Security payments. More

Friendship knows no age boundaries By Tom Lennon But every so otte~ we embark . .. on some unusual proJect. Once we Outside ~y car the wmter wmd drove 70 miles to Columbus, Ohio, howled. InSide I pondered what to to see the Chinese exhibit, "Son of do about a dead batter~. . Heaven," which came to only one other American city. I surveyed the parkmg lot 10 front of the health ~lub and s~<>tOn another Sunday we spent ted a casual ~cquamt~nce, R?n, hours on a fascinating exploration and one of hiS. buddies walkmg of the Center of Science and through the falhng snow. Industry, also in Columbus. . Fortunately, Ron had !1 .set of And once we took a five-day Jumper cables and was wlllmg to trip to Stratford, Ontario, where help me out. Soon I was on my Ron saw his first play by Shakes~ y . was even peare moo. th s I at er'10 th e J u n e · - and discovered. it was a t bl lot more fun than studymg a play heat I ha d a d'n .. eren. pro em a in class. large, heavy fihng ca~met. It took Every so often Ron stops by myup too mUCh. room 10 my offi.ce house after work and we cook and ~ wanted It moved to my attic. steaks, s,almon or plain TV dinners. And while we're eating, we talk But It would taICe so~eone more about everything. Topics range muscular than. I to do It. The next time I went to t~e from his latest girlfriend to my tripie bypass operation last winter. health club for a workout, I agam spotted Ron. He was bench pressIn these conversations we bridge the years and learn from each ing what appeared to be more than other about life now and life as it 280 pounds. Just the guy for the was many years ago. filing cabinet, I thought. We each have something to give He readily agreed to come down to my house and help. The follow- the other. When I get a new car in ing Friday, with his power and my the spring, Ron will advise me on guiding hands, we moved the heavy the purchase of the radio and cabinet to the attic. . . speakers. He is my guide in the Afterward we sat 10 the kitchen- world of modem electronics. and talked. I didn't realize it then, Being around a young person but a friendship was being born. every now and then helps keep me It's an unlikely friendship, for young in spirit. Perhaps hearing Ron is 19 years old and I am push- about some of the ways I've dealt ing 70. Half a century lies between with life in past years gives Ron us. some clues about how to deal with Folks who like to use fancy lan- his now. guage call this a "crossgenerational" It's a happy friendship and I'm friendship between two young grateful it was born. people. How about you? Might you be For example, Ron and I don't interested in a cros-generational "hang a ·ound" on Saturday night friendship with someone in YOlfr togethel Nor do we spend In:-,g neighborhood or parish? It can be :lOurs ti lking on t~,e phone as fun and beneficial for both the old l"lany yo 0. • friend:; do. and young.

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B, BERNARD CASSERLY importantly, lack of respect for life is spreading to support for euthanasia. Guess whom they're talking about! We seniors can playa key role in the war against abortion in addition to backing the need for accurate abortion statistics. Many seniors are among the 50,000 who have risked arrest by blocking abgrtion mill entrances. We are needed tolobby legislators and members of Congress. It can be done in person at political rallies, in letters, or by phone. If we are homebound, we can make phone calls to obtain lists of pro-lifers. We can also influence the media by writing letters to the editor and calling live radio or TV shows. Writing good letters is not easy. But alternatively you can call your local right-to-life groups and let them use your name on letters of your choice. We are starting to win abortion battles in the courts. Now we need to capture the hearts of our fellow Americans. Remember, most of them do not think abortion should be available for the social reasons which account for 94 to 99 percent of all deaths in the womb.

SALUTING SENIORS Census Bureau has job openings The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking to fill nearly 500 temporary jobs, lasting from a few weeks to a few months, throughout Bristol County. Applications are being accepted for work which begins this month in connection with the 1990 census, during which every U.S. household and resident will be counted as mandated by the Constitution. Some jobs will be in the Fall River census district office at 66 Troy St.,' but most will be for door-to-rloor census takers. Pay ranges from $6.25 to $8 per hour plus mileage and employees will be paid for training. "It's very important that we have residents of Bristol County to work in these census operations," said Michelle Paul, manager of the Census Bureau's Fall River office. "We want people who are familiar with this area. Then we will have the best possible count."

News from local Councils on Aging Edgartown Edgartown COA Friends meeting, 3 p.m. Tuesday. Lunch prepared by culinary arts students at Martha's Vineyard Regional High. School, noon Thursday; reserva- ' tion deadline is today. Medicare news with Bob O'Byck, Medicare beneficiary education coordinator, Up-Island COA; 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 29. Island COA meeting, 1:30 p.m. Jan.3r.-Portugal TIip '89 reunion, 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Pictures are needed for loan for a March display entitled Class Pictures from the Past. Information on programs: COA,627-4368.

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Sandwich Sandwicb Elder Services seeks volunteers to deliver meals in tbe Town Neck and Village areas; information: Beatric Keyser, 8882965. Volunteers are also needed to help witb liturgy and recitation of the rosary at Cape Heritage Nursing Home, Wednesday mornings; information: Corpus Cbristi rectory, Sandwich, 888-0209.

* Dennis * * * Ladies, Forum with Attorney Harley Gordon, expert on health care and legal matters, 2 p.m. Wednesday at the senior center. Mid-Cape men and women are invited; information: Evelyn Murphy, 385-4781. Income tax assistance program will begin at. the center Feb. I. Sessions will be held 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays until April. Appointments necessary; call 385-5067. Art appreciation course, 8 weeks beginning I :30 p.m. Jan. 26. Open to all Dennis seniors; no fee or registration required. * * * * Provincetown Dot Sanderson offers an exercise class at the senior center, 10:3~ 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. *Rehoboth * * * A food distribution will take place from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Beckwith School. Available will be butter, flour, peanut butter, cornmeal, vegetarian beans and green beans, Proof of income eligibility is required. The Rehoboth Walking Club has joined the Swansea Mall Mile Walking Program, meeting 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Information: Ann Sands, 252-4513.

tic Program, noon, I or 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 1- or 2 p.m. M.ondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Easton Fitnes.~ Center. At tbe senior center: ceramics class 9 and 11 a.m. Thursdays; cratt class, 1:30 p.m. Mondays; board games, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays. Also knitting and crocheting, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; line dancing, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays with a beginners' class 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays; quilting, 9:38 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Elise Circle Hall. For information on any of the above programs, call the COA, 230-3305. Bridge Club meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Elise-Circle Hall; information: George Willis, 238-3205. Walking Club meets 8 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; information: Bill Sherr, 238-3226.

* * * * North Attleboro Massachusetts Audubon Society winter,bird show, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Foot doctor, 8:30-11 a.m. Thursday, by appointment. Snowflake party, 12:45 p.m. Jan. 30. Hot lunches served daily at the senior center; for reservations call 699-0131. Modified meals are available.

* * * * Swansea Outreach service provides visits to elderly and runs errands for those in nee~ For Infonnation call the senior center, 676-1831. SII..plus food distribution 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the senior center. Proof of elizjbility is required.

* • * * Mansfield Blood pressure clinic Tuesday, by appointment. Activities: ceramics class, I p.m. Fridays; line dancing, 9 a.m. Wednesday; exercise classes, 1:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Information available from COA, 261-7368. Information on fuel assistance and problems with health insurance is also available from the counell.

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The Massachusetts DentalSoeiety offers a comprehensive dental care program for people age 60 or older on a limited income who have no prepaid dental insurance * • * • or Medicaid; information: Jennifer Easton • Castelli, Mass. Dental Society, N aCOA adivities:Arthritis Aqua- tick, 651-7511.

1990 census figures will be used to determine political representation and how billions of dollars in federal and state funds are distributed.Local governments and businesses"also use census information in planning. Further information is available at the Fall River census office, telephone 677-1700. Inquirers may also visit or write the office at the Troy Street Address, zip code 02720.

SISTERS Bernardine Bellm (left) and Sheryl Hernandez care for poinsettias at the Independence, Mo., greenhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Most Holy Eucharist. The poinsettias and lilies sold at Easter provide revenue to care f-or elderly sisters. (eNS photo)


Iteering pOintl ST. ANNE,FR Altar boys' meeting I p.m. tomorrow, church. EMMAUS/ GALILEE Emmaus 82 Feb. 2-4. Galilee monthly reunion 7-10 p.m. Feb. II; theme: Jesus in the Work Environment. BIRTHRIGHT, MARTHA'S VINEYARD 10th anniversary open house, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Main and Church Streets, Vineyard Haven. CAPE IRISH CHILDREN'S PROGRAM For information on hosting a child from Belfast for 6 weeks during the summer, contact Elaine Mazerolle, 888-3337, or Claire Watts, 477-0055. ST. JULIE BILLIART, N. DARTMOUTH Altar boy training begins Tuesday. Confirmation II parents' meeting 7 p.m. Sunday, church hall.· Grade 8 teachers' meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, religious education office.Grade 8 instructional session 7 p.m. Wednesday, church hall. Joint meeting of pastoral and finance councils 7 p.m. Sunday, Bishop Stang Library. St. Vincent de Paul Society meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday. ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, SWANSEA Holy hour 7 tonight, church. ST. THOMAS MORE, SOMERSET Youth group retreat this week~nd, St. James House of Hospitality, Nanaquaket. Winter clothing needed by Marie's Place, Fall River; donations may be left at parish center after any Mass. HOLY NAME, FR Children's Mass, 10 a.m. Sunday. School advisory council meeting, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, rectory. ST. PATRICK, FR Holy Hour 2 p.m. Sunday. All Masses held in the lower chapel until April 8. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN Public school-and St. Joseph's School students are invited to sing in the children's choir at II a.m. Mass on first and third Sundays; information: Debbie Osuch, 994-3405; Sue . Medeiros, 997-6283. O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE Bible study class meets 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, CCD center. Men's Club meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday, parish center, for election of officers. Grade 9 confirmation retreat day tomorrow· at Cathedral Camp. Meeting for parents of first communion students, 10 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

CATHEDRAL CAMP, E. FREETOWN Holy Cross Church, S. Easton, retreat tomorrow and Sunday. Youth retreats tomorrow: St. Francis of Assisi, NB; O.L. Victory, Centerville; O.L. Purgatory, NB. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, TAUNTON Women's Guild meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, church hall. The choir seeks new members as practice begins for Easter, confirmation and first communion. CORRECTION In Steering Points for Jan. 12, Clayton Barbeau was listed in error as speaking on "Surviving Loneliness" at a Feb. 14 meeting of separated/divorced Catholics at the Family Life Center, N. Dartmouth. In fact, a videotape by Barbeau on the topic will be shown. ST. JOHN EVANGELIST, POCASSET There will be no 9 a.m. Mass this Tuesday. Confirmation retreat 9:30 a.m. tomorrow until I p.m. Sunday, Briarwood Conference Center. Meeting for parents of confirmation candidates 7 p.m. Monday, facilitated by Father Richard Delisle. LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO Healing service with celebration of the Eucharist, teaching, hymns of praise and an opportunity for individual prayer and anointing, led by Father Andre Patenaude, 2 p.m. Sunday at the shrine. CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH Religious education classes for students who attend the Wing School on Sundays have been canceled for the remainder of January. Classes are scheduled to resume Feb. 4 at the Oak Ridge SchooL Confirmation II, session 2 meeting 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Father Clinton Hall. Child care program meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Father Clinton Hall; information: Cathy Currier, 888-4520. O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER Faith and Light community meeting 1-3 p.m. Sunday, parish center. Youth ministry meeting 6-8 p.m. Sunday, parish center. Adult confirmation program will begin in February; information: rectory. Knights of Columbus social 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Holy Redeemer Church Hall, Chatham. John DeMello, Barnstable County s'heriff, will show a film on the Medjugorje apparitions.

The Anchor WIDOWED SUPPORT, FR AREA Meeting 7 p.m Tuesday, Sacred Friday, January 19,1990 Heart parish center. Information: 999-6420. ST. ANTHONY, MATTAPOISETT . Grade 10 confirmation candidates' retreat 7-10 p.m. Jan. 26 and 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Jan. 27, parish hall. NOTRE DAME de LOURDES, FR Rev. J. Joseph Kierce Notre Dame choir rehearsals for Author and Producer of Lenten and Easter programs 7: 15 p.m. Wednesdays; information: JeanThe New England Passion Play_ nette Masse, 676-o~42. liTHE CHRISTUS" ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN Daisy Troop 73 will collect nonperishable foods for NB Market Ministries until Feb. 14; donations box at back of church. HOSPICE OUTREACH, INC. A bereavement support group is offered at St. Anne's hospital, FR. Daytime: 10:30 a.m.-noon alternate Tuesdays, Clemence Hall, rm 128. Next meeting Jan. 30. Evening: 78:30 p.m. alternate Thursdays, Clemence Hall rm. 134. Next meeting Jan. 28. Sessions are informal and TOUR 1 facilitated by a Hospice Outreach WALT DISNEY WORLD - Includes 4 day bereavement counselor. pass for brand new MGM Studios Theme ST. STANISLAUS, FR Parish celebration of Father Rob- Park, Magic Kingdom & EPCOT Center ert S. Kaszynski's 30th ordination ·Round Trip· Special rates for children anniversary Jan. 28 with jubilee Mass ·Easter Vacation Week! 10:30 a.m., followed by dinner in FOR ONLY school auditorium and 3:30 p.m. service of evening prayer and Benediction. NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING TOUR2 The Couple-to-Couple League, working un.der auspices of the· ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, Diocesan Office of Family Ministry, ITALY, GERMANY, HOLLAND, AUSTRIA, will begin a series of four monthly THE VATICAN + RHINE RIVER CRUISE! classes on natural family planning (OPTIONAL OBERAMMERGAU) GRAND EUROPEAN TOUR from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at St. Mary's parish center, Route 106, FOR ONLY Mansfield. Pre-registration or further information: Jon or Maureen Howey, 339-4730. , ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTONPro-life program following 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, church hall. PenTOUR 3 ance service for grade 5 CCD Sun- POLAND, HUNGARY, AUSTRIA, CZECH· day. Calix meeting 6:30 p.m. Sun- OSLOVAKIA, GERMANY! Discover the PAX CHRISTI day, parish center. Volunteers sought excitement of the new world in Eastern Pax Christi of Southeastern Masto join Vincentians in entertaining Europe. sachusetts will sponsor a retreat, residents of Marian Manor 1:45 p.m FOR ONLY Nonviolence: A Call to be Christian, Sunday. Feb. 23-25, St. James on the Sakonnet, House of Hospitality, Tiverton, RI. Information: Father Joseph Costa, 679-8511. Registration deadline Feb. 12. The phone number of Sheila (Air fares subject to change· U.S. Depar· SEPARATED/DIVORCED ture Tax not included =$16) Dorgan, Emmaus retreat coordiCATHOLICS SPACE LIMITED - CAll NOW! Cape Cod and Islands monthly nator, was listed incorrectly in· last REV. J. JOSEPH KIERCE meeting 7-9 p.m. Sunday, St. Pius X week's Anchor. The correct number Saint Kevin Rectory parish center, Barbara St., S. Yar- is 992-9630. 35 Virginia St., Dorchester, MA 02125 mouth. Psychologist Dr. Joseph RyTelephone: (617) 436-2771 an will speak on children and divorce. OR Information: 771-4438. ST.MARY,NB HELEN FLANAGAN - CRIMSON TRAVEL The parish will celebrate the 30th ST. MARY, SEEKONK 104 Mt. Auburn St. anniversary of ordination of Father Children's Mass 10 a.m. Sunday, Cambridge, MA 02138 John F. Moore at 11:30 a.m. Mass followed by reception. Confirmation Telephone: (617) 868·2600 Ext. 368 Sunday, Feb. 4. A reception will students and parents' mee·ting, 7Toll Free: 1·800·365·7733 Ext. 368 follow. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, parish center.

CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB, NB Executive board meeting, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Lawrence rectory, 110 Summer St., N.B HOLY TRINITY, W. HARWICH College scholarships have been awarded to Kim Fernandes, David Frederici and Courtney Russell. by Hilda P. Dagenais, president of the parish Association of the Sacred Hearts. APOSTOLATE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Monthly Mass and social, Sunday, St. Vincent's Home, FR. February social will be a pool party at Crystal Springs School, Assonet. A Consumer's Guide to Home Adaptations for individuals with ~imita­ tions requiring home modification is available from Bristol Elder Services; information: Jean Gagne, 6755991, 222-3180. The Massachusetts Association on Handicapped Student Service Programs in Post-secondary Education is sponsoring discussions on services available. Information: Elizabeth N. Delfs, (617) 762-9298. Personal care attendants are needed in Southeastern Mass for persons with mild disabilities; information: Options, 880-7577. HOLY GHOST, ATTLEBORO Women's Guild meeting 7 p.m. Monday, church hall. Guest speakers will discuss issues affecting the elderly. First communion parents' meeting 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. Rite of Choice for Confirmation I candidates 4 p.m. Mass tomorrow. RCIA Inquiry 1 p.m. Sunday. St. Vincent de Paul meeting noon Sunday. Youth group meeting 7 p.m. Sunday. ST. STEPHEN, ATTLEBORO Children's Mass, II a.m. Sunday; level 2 will receive a copy of the "Word of God;" other children will bring banners. Children's choir practice, II: 15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. tomorrow and Jan. 27 in the church. First communion parents' meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday, church. Coffee social following II a.m. Mass Sundays.

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Document stresses study of fathers VATICAN CITY (CNS) - A tendency by some seminaries to make their programs "current" has led to inadequate instruction about the early fathers of the church, a recent Vatican document says. The writings ofthe church fathers - bishops, priests and theologians who lived between the end of the first century and the middle of the eighth century - are invaluable for orthodox Catholic theol~8Y., it said. Tlfe document, "Instruction on the Study of the Fathers of the Church in the Formation of Priests," was released at the Vatican by the Congregation for Catholic Education. It was signed by U.S. VATICAN CITY (CNS) - The placement, Italian Archbishop GiCardinal William W. Baum, con- "world events of the past few ovanni Battista Re, worked five" gregation prefect. months, both good and bad, have years in the Panama nunciature in almost overwhelmed the Vatican's the 1960s. Seminarians need a complete tiny corps offoreign affairs experts. Members of the second section course on the fathers and should On the third floor of the Vatican are rarely seen in public and do not not' study them only as part of Apostolic Palace, a handful of generally talk to the press, but a church history or ancient Chrisspecialists tried to track the news main part of their task is to hand tian literature, the document said. It emphasized that for serious study and respond with policy decisions: down policy statements to the Vatousted Panamanian Gen. Manuel ican press spokesman, Joaquin Navseminarians must know Greek and Latin. "Everything possible will Noriega taking refuge in the Pana- arro-Valls, who then briefs rehave to be done to strengthen the ma nunciature; the government of porters. The second section's staff memstudy of Greek and Latin in cen- Romania falling in a bloody poputers of priestly formation," it said. lar revolt; the rest of Eastern Eur- bers are predominantly Italian (one ope shucking off communism and Slovakian-born priest is the only Especially when studying Scrip- El Salvador re-exploding in civil American there), and no doubt ture, it is important to know the war - to name a few of the year's represent the most multilingual fathers, because their interpreta- biggest happenings. group inside the Vatican walls. tions came soon after the New TesLike all states, the Vatican has a Most officials are assigned to a tament books was written, the foreign ministry: the Secretariat of region or country, and rarely do document pointed out. State's Section for Relations with they stray from their specific area The document said "many theo- States, known in brief as the "se- ofcompetence. They meet frequentlogical"concepts or tendencies" are cond section." But unlike the ly with embassy officials of the 120 confined "to the direct confronta- sprawling bureaucracies that have governments accredited to the Vatition of Biblical texts with social developed in many modern coun-" can, welcoming them to small gray reality and life's concrete prob- tries, the Vatican's "state depart- guest parlors last renovated in the lems with the help of human scien- ment" totalsrabout 35 prelates and 1970s. Officials at the second section ces" and have ignored "the histori- usually relies on only one or two of them to look after any single issue. work increasingly by telephone and" cal dimension of dogmas." By contrast, a staff directory of At a press conference to release U.S. federal employees lists 47 telefax, and less by diplomatic the docume"nt, Archbishop Jose officers in the State Department's pouch these days. The Vatican is Saraiva Martins, secretary of the Inter-American Affairs bureau a- currently considering a computereducation congregation, said the lone. Four of those positions are fax telephone hook-up to nunciacriticism applies to liberation permanently assigned to Panama, tures worldwide to increase the efficiency of its information-gathertheology "where it is superficial." for instance. The usual practice is ing. "Interpreting Scripture without to assign more staff to a special The second section is frequently tradition is not Catholic," he said. emergency team when a country a place where younger diplomats or region gets hot. are "seasoned" before being sent The Vatican's highly centralized out in the field. Part of their job, inevitably, is to approach was iilustrated when Nor"iega turned up in the Vatican's keep Pope John Paul II informed embassy to Panama, sparking a of fast-breaking events - so that diplomatic crisis involving the Holy the pope can make timely stateVATICAN CITY (CNS) - Five See, Panama and the United States. ments and avoid being caught unAt the Vatican, according to awares. Lately, the pace of world days after the end of Romania's hardline communist rule, the Vat- sources there, the affair was being affairs has made this difficult. As the pope delivered a major ican's special envoy for Eastern handled by at most a half-dozen speech to the Roman Curia Dec. Europe was in Romania assessing offiCials. Secretary ofState Cardinal Agos- . 22, for example, some of his toughthe situation and meeting with members ofthe provisional govern- tino Casaroli, an Italian, arrived est language was reserved for Roby limousine on Christmas Day to mania's violent repression of pubment. The envoy, Archbishop Francesco confer with the rest of his team. lic demonstrations; By the time the Colasuonno, visited Bucharest, From then on, his deputies, fellow pope gave the talk, Romanian Timisoara and Alba Julia during Italian Archbishop Angelo Sodano his Dec. 30-Jan. 7 visit, according and Australian Archbishop Edward Cassidy, were involved in coordito a Vatican statement. Archbishop Colasuonno had a nating Vatican action. "long and cordial meeting" Jan. 6 They were joined by the second with Dimitru Mazilu, vice presi- section's expert for Panamanian dent of the governing National affairs, an Italian monsignor. In Salvation Committee, the an- addition, French Msgr. Jean-Louis nouncement said. Tauran, an undersecretary for forMazilu assured the archbishop eign relations, was available for 'that the new government will assistance, the sources said. adhere to "the principles of full In the Noriega case, the second religious liberty for all citizens," it section may have also consulted an in-house legal expert for advice said. The vice president also confirmed on international law. that the National Salvation ComWhat they lacked in numbers, mittee had overturned 1948 and this small "crisis management" 1949 government decrees that team made up in decades of diplobanned the Romanian Catholic matic expertise. Archbishop CasChurch and forcibly merged it sidy was due to depart Jan. I for a CNS/KNAfhOIO with the Orthodox Church. CARDINAL CASAROL new Vatican position, but his re-

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President Nicolae Ceausecu had been deposed. The pope learned about Noriega's turning up at the nunciature minutes before he celebrated midnight Mass on Christmas. The amazing political renewal in the Soviet bloc has also put a strain on the second section, where special East European envoy Archbishop Francesco Colasuonno has been' swamped with new work, new opportunities and a seemingly endless series of meetings and trips. He receives assistance from a pair of staff members, but lost one recently who was named nuncio to Poland. With the prospect of a permanent Vatican diplomatic mission in the Soviet Union, the work load seems destined to increase. "You can imagine how much more information will be coming here by diplomatic pouch when that happens," said one official. Said another top official at the Secretary of State: "Our great problem is that we don't have"enough qualified people to keep our offices staffed." The pope's role in the day-today foreign affairs work is minimal, sources said. He is briefed every Tuesday at 12:30p.m. by top secretariat officials, and will sometimes meet with them during the week when urgent action is needed. But at the height of the Panama crisis, the pope did not hesitate to leave the issue in the hands of the second section. On Dec. 28, as the impasse entered its fifth day and as an important message was reportedly on the way from Panama's new president, the pope went to his villa in Castel Gandolfo for a short year-end vacation.

Thirst for God VATICAN CITY (CNS) - pope "John Paul II said the collapse of Eastern Europe's communist regimes proves that societies cannot make progress without God. The pope, speaking recently to a group of Italian Catholics at the Vatican, drew a lesson from the political upheaval in the Soviet bloc in recent weeks. "On one hand we are watching the collapse of human projects that explicitly excluded every reference ~o God, while on the other hand we see new evidence of a deep thirst for the word of God," he said.

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ROME (CNS) - More than 200 Russian Orthodox priests have been accepted into the Ukrainian Catholic Church by bishops in the Ukraine, according to the ch urch's Rome office. More than 300 parishes in the Ukrainian Catholic Church's Eastern rite and at least 600 congregations have registered with Soviet officials, said a statement from the office of Ukrainian Cardinal Myroslav Lubachivsky. The Ukrainian Catholic and Russ ian Orthodox liturgies are similar and the churches were the same until 1596, when the Ukrainians declared their unity with the Roman Catholic Church. Under the religious repression of Josef Stalin, the Ukrainian Catholic Church was forcibly merged with the Russian Orthodox Church in 1946. Since then Catholics have either worshiped "underground" or as part of Russian Orthodox co~~regations. While the Soviet government has not recognized the Ukrainian Catholic Church, the Council for Religious Affairs in the Ukraine announced Dec. I that Ukrainian Catholic parishes could register as other religious communities do. Registration is required for legal public gatherings and for use of church buildings. Cardinal Lubachivsky denied continuing reports that Catholics have violently attacked Russian Orthodox clergy and faithful in the Ukraine. "The Ukrainian Catholic Church is always open to dialogue and will act in the spirit of Christian love, forgiveness and reconciliation," said the cardinal.

Bishops'secretary is L.A. native VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Pope John Paul II has appointed Archbishop Justin F. Rigali, a native of Los Angeles, secretary ofthe Vatican Congregation for Bishops. The archbishop has headed the Vatic:an's school for diplomats since 1985. HI: will succeed Archbishop Giovanni Battista Re, named to be the Vatil:an's deputy secretary of state. The Congregation for Bishops is headed by Cardinal Bernardin Gan1.in. Archbishop Rigali was the first U.S. citizen to head the Vatican's diplomatic academy, formally known as the Pontifical Ecclesias. tical Academy and founded in 1701 to train priests for diplomatic work. Graduates work at the Secretariat .of State, Vatican missions to international organizations such . as the United Nations and at nunciatures and apostolic delegations throughout the world. After his priestly ordination in 1961, Archbishop Rigali studied at the academy and at Gregorian University in Rome. After serving in Madagascar and teaching at the diplomatic academy, he went to the Secretariat of State to head its English-language section. He was named academy president and ordained an archbishop in 1985.


Morris the Moose more valuable than babies?· The uproar over the moose came SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) Wildlife lovers all over Iowa seemed after the hunter who shot it told to want something just short of Iowa's Department of Natural mounting the head of a hunter Resources officials that he had who killed a bull moose that had shot the animal because it charged wandered into the state about 400 him. Iowans took umbrage. miles south of its natural range. In his editorial Msgr. Lafferty But people's grief over the fate noted that a conservation officer of Morris the Moose prompted said he had received 30 telephone the head of the Sioux City dioce- calls in just a day and a half' san Office of Pro-Life Activities to because "everyone is appalled .... point up what he said was a tragic People are asking why, why, why?" irony between Iowa's law permitMorris the Moose, as he was ting abortion and the law against dubbed, had been wandering in harming protected animals. the state for nearly a month, In an editorial in The Globe, attracting attention, having his newspaper of the Sioux City dio- picture taken, and becoming somecese, Msgr. James K. Lafferty thing of a wildlife celebrity. quoted Rick McGeough, chief of After the shoQtrng, the Des Iowa's natural resources enforce- Moines Sunday Register carried ment bureau, who said that "a eight letters, all questioning the moose is a protected animal." ·action, under a headline, "Moose "It is classified as a game animal shooting draws cries of protest." in Iowa, but there is no season for Msgr. Lafferty in the editorial it," McGeough continued. "So it's asked whether it was possible "that· protected all year round. It's the property of every citizen of the the popular empathy generated among Iowans for their beleastate and held in trust for them." guered animal friend .... might be The priest wrote that "unborn transferred to the more than 10,000 humans have been unable to unborn humans who will disap\ achieve the mere status of 'propear from the Iowa commonwealth tected animal'" since the U.S. this year." Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. The priest said that pro-lifers in Wade decision legalizing abortion. Iowa would be asking their state "On the contrary," Msgr. Laflegislators and candidates for office ferty wrote, "it's been 'open season' on them, and few, if any, of "a variety of questions about the availability of abortions in Iowa." them have ever had reason to "And, eventually one question believe that they befonged to 'every that should come up is - you citizen of the state' and were 'held guessed it - 'Why, why, why?'" in trust for them.'

Cardinal, governor join on AIDS care NEW YORK (CNS) - Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York and New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, who have had widely publicized differences on issues ofmorality and public policy, joined in a display of church-state cooperation on care for people with AIDS. At a Jan. 9 press conference at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, following ajoint visit to AIDS patients at the center, Cuomo praised the AIDS ministry of Cardinal O'Connor and the New York archdiocese. At the conference, state loans of $10.25 million to the archdiocese were announced. They will be used to renova~e and equip two more buildings as residential care facilities. One building, which will accommodate 42 people, is in Harlem; the other, to serve 16, is in Green• wich Village. Cardinal O'Connor said that when the archdiocese opens those facilities and others for which funds are now being sought, it will have a third ofall beds available for AI DS patients in the state. Cuomo said the cardinal and the archdiocese "were the first" to move in the area of AIDS care and "were there when no one else was there." However, during the conference some 20 protesters marched before the Cooke Center with· signs directed at Cardinal O'Connor with messages such as "Teach Safer Sex" and "Missing: AIDS Education." Most ot the reporters' questions also dealt with the cardinal's opposition to homosexual behavior and condoms. Cardinal O'Connor responded that condoms "can be grossly ineffective," and said that encouraging their use amounted to encouraging transmission of AIDS.

He said he had warned all archdiocesan Catholic hospitals against discrimination against patients because of their orientation. "We don~t concern ourselves with the source or causes of the illness, but try to,give relief from suffering and a chance for AIDS patients to live with dignity," he said. Cuomo rejected a suggestion that the archdiocese was inconsistent in advocating care for AIDS patients while refusing to endorse condoms as a preventive measure. He said that the state had a clear policy "on the civic side" of offering sex education and encouraging use of "various devices." But he said the archdiocese was a religious body and "it would trouble me if the archdiocese didn't say what it believed." Asked if he felt an inner conflict as a Catholic layman and governor, Cuomo responded with a strong"N o!" but refused to elaborate.

Canadian makes ring for pope EDMONTON, Alberta (CNS) - A Polish-Canadian goldsmith has fashioned a custom-made ring for Pope John Paul II. Fred Szott, whose roots go back to Krakow, Poland, where Pope John Paul grew up, displayed the 18-carat gold ring in his shop, then presented it to Edmonton Archbishop Joseph N. MacNeil,who forwarded it to Rome. . Szott, 55,said he had never heard of anybody making jewelry for the pope and "thought it might be a good idea." He engraved the papal crest on one side of the ring and on the other the crest of Bishop Vital-Justin Grandin, the first .bishop of S1. Albert diocese, now the archdiocese of Edmonton.

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Third W ~rld development' seen as imperiling humanity LISLE, Ill. (CNS) - III-advised development in the Third World is destroying rain forests, depriving the poor of basic foodstuffs and, ultimately, imperiling all of humanity, a missionary and ecologist told a recent gathering of missionaries. Columban Father Sean McDonagh, justice and peace coord inator for the Society of St. Columban, was a missionary in the Philippines and is the author of"To Care for the Earth." Earth is being destroyed rapidly, he said, predicting the battle would be won or lost before the year 2000.

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Baltimore concert benefits homeless BALTIMORE (CNS) - A soldout performance of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra held to mark the bicentennial of the U.S. Catholic Church raised $100,000 for the hungry and homeless in Maryland. U.S. bishops, church and civic leaders attended the concert, which benefited the Maryland Food Committee and Action for the Homeless. Retired Baltimore Archbishop William D. Borders, chairman of the bicentennial celebration, told a pre-concert press conference that the archdiocese was the state's "largest human services provider." Noting that most of those served were not Catholics, Archbishop Borders said, "We would like to recommit ourselves to the needs of the whole community." Maryland L1. Gov. Melvin Steinbers acknowledged the partnership of the state and religious charity groups. "The problem ofthe hungry and homeless is too big for the state to handle alone," he said. "We need more partnerships. The Roman Catholic Church is one of those partners." Henry Knott Jr., chairman of the fundraising event, said all concert costs were underwritten by local corporate and private contributors, which meant that all proceeds from ticket sales went directly to the charitable agencies.

EDICTAL CITATION DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL FALL RIVER. MASSACHUSETTS Since the actual place of residence of ROBERT P. KEARNS is unknown. We cite ROBERT P. KEARNS to appear personally before the Tribunal of the Diocese of Fall River on Monday, January 29, 1990 at 10:30 a.m. atSS] Highland Avenue, Fall River, Massachusetts, to give testimony to establish: Whether the nullity of the marriage exists in the DARMON·KEARNS case? Ordinaries of the place or other pastors having the knowledge of the residence of the above person, Robert P. Kearns, must see to it that he is properly advised in regard to this edictal citation. Jay T. Maddock Judicial Vicar Given at the Tribunal, Fall River, Massachusetts, on this 16th day of January, 1990.

He blamed Third World debt as the root cause of what he called ill-advised development. "There's 30 percent more profit in growing flowers than in growing food !o eat," he declared. "The international debt is killing. the poor." Father McDonagh said that "the rich, the elite, the educated, the international corporations" benefit from Third World development. Citing the story of Noah to show Scripture focuses on all creation, Father McDonagh added that "Jesus e'njoyed an intimacy with the natural world. We see that from his parables."

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DON'T KNOW MUCH Look at this face I know the years are showing Look at this life I still don't know where it's going I don't know much But I know I love you And that may be all I need to know Look at these eyes They never seemed to matter Look at these dreams So beaten and so battered I don't know much But I know I love you And that may be all I need to know So many questions Still left unanswered So much I've never broken through And when I feel you near me , Sometimes I see so clearly The only truth I've Ever known's been you Look at this man So blessed with inspiration Look at this soul Still searching for salvation I don't know much But I know that I love you And that may be all I need to know . I don't know much But I know that I love you , And that may be all There is to know Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Tom Snow; sung by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville (c) 1989 by Elektra Entertainment . DO YOU EVER feel you are not getting what you want from life? At times, most people have this sense. Such feelings are the focus of the new hit by Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt, "Don't Know Much." They try to place what we feel in

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and "battered.'~ Further, "so many questions" are still unanswered. There's "so much I've never broken through." Yet both have found meaning and purpose in their enduring love. When they view their feelings about life in the light of their love relationship, each can say that "I don't know much but I know I love you, and that may be all I need to know." This type of love is something to treasure. It helps make up for emptiness in other areas of life. However, we should not expect a relationship, even a very good one, to fill all of our needs. Such an expectation puts too much stress on the love and may even injure the relationship. Each of us can discover our deeper desires. We can listen to our hearts and hear our true longings. If our life experience is not matching up with what we desire, it is time to examine the reasons why. God gave us our lives so that we might truly enjoy ourselves. This means finding satisfaction in a variety of areas, for example in the work we do, in the relationships we form and in the interests of activities that we pursue. True satisfaction in life almost always entails concern for others, serving others. None of us lives in isolation. Part of life's purpose is to make a difference in other people's lives. If you feel a sense of dissatisfaction or depression about what is happening in your life, see these feelings as a message that action is needed. Talk with someone you trust and begin to ma ke small, step- by-s tep changes that can begin to create a different life experience. If you also see that a special relationship makes your life more fulfilling, thank this person and use your success in this area of life as a stimulus to reach out for new growth and satisfaction. Your comments are welcomed by Charlie Martin, R.R. 3, Box 182, Rockport, Ind. 47635.

In a general way, one can argue that from the ages of 12 to around 18 going steady with the same person for a long period of time is not By a good idea. In such an exclusive friendship the level of emotional involvement TOM can become high. Too high. The couple may not be able to deal. LENNON' wisely with the new and intense feelings they experience. If they do not deal with them wisely, the results may be sorrowful indeed. Also, the couple may be so other exclusively, and they were preoccupied with their own friendmarried about a year after they got ship that they fail to grow in other areas of their lives. out of high school. In these formative years it is At the time of the game show they had four children. All was important to number among your going well and the couple appeared friends a wide variety of personalities. This helps you grow in your to be happy indeed. So it would not be smart to say understanding oflife and of human 'that a boy a~d girl should absolutely nature. If you focus exclusively on one never, never date exclusively throughout high school or that. person, you may miss completely such an arrangement always will , another even more attractive person. Certainly you will miss the end in disaster. The c~uple on the game show enrichment that comes from knoware showing living proof that a ing well a diversity of personalities. You· also may miss the fun and teen-age romance can blossom into enrichment that come from giving a mature and happy marriage. Does it follow that this dating yourself to a wide variety of style should be recommended? By activities, some of which would be no means. Quite the opposite is likely to take you away for a while from your dating partner. true.

in our schools Coyle-Cassidy Students and staff at CoyleCassidy High School, Taunton, participated in a number of charity drives during the holiday season. Observing the World Harvest Day Oxfam America Fast by conducting a prayer service and sacrificing meals, students raised over $250 in contributions for the world's poor.

Cheryl Benjamin, girls' track; Rebecca Shurtleff and Amy Sylvia, girls' basketball; Todd Ducharme and Robert Diaz, boys' basketball; and Kerry Olivieri, Monica Pirozzi and Diane Carreira, cheerleaders.

At Christmas, students and faculty contributed food items and donated more than $800 towards food baskets for needy area families; also, with over $1000 raised and many donated garments, over 25 packages of toiletry items and clothes were donated to homeless men at Boston's Pine Street Inn. Additionally, through the efforts of faculty member Tony Nunes, Pine Street guests received new duffel bags filled with clothing items on Christmas morning.

• • • • Senior Chad Castro has been chosen as the school's Voice of Democracy contest winner. The contest, sponsored by the local chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars, required entrants to write on the topic Why I am Proud of America. The VFW awarded Castro a scholarship for his essay, which was second runner-up in the Bristol County regional contest.

• • • • . Senior Ann Gedrites is one of 12 students statewide chosen as a finalist in the Century III Leadership Competition. Required to write about how she would solve a problem that could occur in the next century, Ann discussed the inequality of deaf people in society. The state winner will attend the Century III national convention in Williamsburg, Va., this March.

• • • • For the second year in a row, junior Patrick Sweeney was the school's top scorer in the annual Mathematics Olympiad finishing in the state's 95th percentile. In second place for the school was senior Michael Hesshaus, and third freshman James Ladino.

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Bishop Stang Stella Pacheco, a senior at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, was recently crowned Miss Teen Boston. Contestants were judged on poise and personality in a sportwear modeling contest, a formal wear event and personal interviews. Stella was chosen from among 165 pa.rticipants tp represent Boston in the National Cities of America contest to be held Feb. 5 in Orlando, Fla., and received a modeling school scholarship, a modeling portfolio and a threefoot trophy.

• • • • Members of Stang's chapter of Students against Drunk Driving are sending cards to stud,nts on their 16th birthdays, urging them to be responsible drivers and to avoid drunk driving situations. A SADD pin is enclosed with each card.

• • • • 1989 graduate Patti Lemoi has earned a varsity letter at Northeastern University. While at Bishop Stang, she earned letters in volleyball and tennis.

F ATHER JOSEPH M. Costa, administrator of St. Vinc~nt's Home for Children, Fall River, recently received a donation from the Greater Fall River Prince Henry Society, a Portuguese-American service organization. The contribution will furnish recreation rooms at the home. Pictured from left: Antonio Alberto, society service project chairman; Ed Oliveira, president; Frank Rodrigues, treasurer.


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By Linda Rome Working on a group school project can be a difficult task. Some-· times working together with class-· mates can be more difficult than doing the assignment by yourself. But knowing how to work effectively with others is a skill each of us will use throughout our lives. Every person has a different working style, different expectations about how much is require,d to do a jO,b well and 'different strengths and weaknesses in any particular a.rea. Cooperation requires effort, but the results can be a quality of work that is better than any which you could have done alone: Here is a quiz to start you thinking about how you might work with others most effectively. 1. A ground rule for working with a partner is a. good communication; b. trust; c. respect for the other person's good intentions; d. dividing the work fairly; e. all of the above. 2. You've been assigned a science project with three partners. Science is not your strong suit. Do you'a. explain that you hate science and that if the others want a good grade they will have to figure it out for themselves; b. suggest that you type the final paper and check it for grammar and completeness, since English is your best subject; c. try to hide your lack of understanding from your partners until it's too late for them to help with your part - and everyone's grade suffers. 3. I would rather my partner be a. someone I know well; b. someone who has a reputation for being

a hard worker; c. someone I don't know too well so we both start off with a fresh slate. 4. You and another person ~re working on a joint English paper. The two of you check out the school library and find only minimal information on your topic. You decide to a. use what you've found - after all, you did try; b. go to the public library together and look there; c. ask the teacher to change the topic. 5~ Four of you are going to work ~ogether on a social studies proJect. Your first job is to pick out a topic and a way to present it. Which approach do . you think would work best? a. agree on the first suggestion, even though a 20page report o_n acid rain isn't very innovative; b. brainstorm for topic ideas, with everyone contributing at least three, and then narrow the choice to three or four for the final decision. c. find the common thread within your different topic ideas and combine them into a multipart project so everyone can work in an area they're interested in; d. vary your presentation to suit each pers~:>n's strengths: an oral report, a wntten report or perhaps a model of a forest decimated by acid rain. 6. The person· you're working with likes to do his-her work at the last minute and keeps telling you not to worry. What can yo do? a. finish your part ahead of time; b. explain to your parents that you're going to fail American History because your partner is never going to get the work done in time; c. speak with your partner about agreeing on intermediate deadlines for different parts ofthe project; d. speak with the teacher.

The driving critics, By Hilda Young I think it's two dqzen. No, it's at least three dozen times in the last 24 hours that my two oldest children (Thug and the Queen) have corrected my automobile driving. "You really should keep both hands on the wheel." "How come you started signaling so early?" . "You shouldn't begin to turn your wheels left until you are ready to make a turn across traffic." "Did you know you are doing 32 in a 25?" "Boy, was that a rolling California stoo or what?" "You can get a ticket for stopping that close to a crosswalk." "Take no'te,"1 replied to the last I nark. "We are 10 miles into the· c mtry and the nearest pedestrian i~ lat Gu~rnsey over there." Tell it to the judge," smirked the Queen. _ "Doesn't it make you wonder how I drove you to music lessons, Grandma's, the video store and your friends' houses safely in the years you weren't God's gift to the highways and byways?" I asked. "Yea, it kinda does," she agreed. I resisted the urge to tear the

turn signal arm off the steering column and take a swipe at her with it. "You are missing the point," I said, my knuckles turning white around the wheel. "I am a competent, even very good driver. I have never been in an accident of consequence. Unless you count the time I backed over your father's rubber raft. I look both ways. I check my mirrors. I wear my seat belt." "Yeah, you even still fling out your right arm every time you stop fast to keep us kids from splatter-dashing." "The only hazard to my driving these days is you two overreving your lips," I snarled. . Thug shook his head. "We really should watch our emotions when controlling a 3,000-pound vehicle, Mom." He was absqlutelycorrect. I parked the car. It was amazirig how my nerves calmed. Of course it could have had something to d~ with leaving them at the corner to walk the three miles home from the mall.

Symbols following fil'm reviews indicate both general and Catholic . Films Office ratings, which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for general viewing; PG-13-parental guidance strongly suggested for children under 13; PG-parental guidance suggested: R-restricted. unsuitable for children or young teens. Catholic ratings: AI-approved for children and adults: A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3-approved for adults only; 4-separate classific~tion (~iven films not morally offensive which. however, require some analysis and explanation); a-morally' offensive. Catholic ratings for television movies are those of the movie house versions of the films.

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New Films "Yaaba" (New Yorker): Two youngsters befriend an old woman who lives as an outcast on the outskirts of their tiny village in the African country of Burkina Faso. Beautifully photographed movie that shows the virtues as well as the foibles ofthe villagers in warmly human terms evoking a certain sense of kinship on the part of interested viewers, though those looking for casual entertainment are likely to be disappointed. English subtitles. Youngsters may be confused or perplexed by aspects of this very different culture. A2 "Henry V"(Goldwyn): New film version of the Shakespearean play features a powerful performance by Kenneth Branagh in the title role. Also directed and adapted by Branagh, who makes good use of closeups to bring intimacy to Henry's mission to reclaim the French t~rone. The St. Crispin's Day speech of unity and the bloody battle at Agincourt are especially

Bishop Connolly Noreen Daly and Jeff Conroy, seniors at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, were named December Teenagers of the Month by the Greater Fall River Elks Club. Daly has been class president for three years and is a member of the Connolly chorus, Amnesty International, and the school's community service program. Active in sports, she was girls' soccer team captain. She coordinated a muscular dystrophy benefit dance and has been active in CYO and Portsmouth youth soccer. Conroy is a member of the National Honor Society and the yearbook staff. He plays basketball and baseball and last fall won a scholarship in a math contest sponsored by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. * * * * Among activities planned by the Connolly chapter of the National Honor Society are a March blood drive and an April dance. The Connolly players plan performances of M*A*S*H March 16 through 18.

memorable .and drive home the fact that war is hell and that faith is a strong instrument in survival. Graphic hanging scene; an intense, bloody climactic battle. A2, PG "The Plot Against Harry" (New Yorker): Originally filmed in 19.69, this is a whimsical tale of a smalltime Jewish numbers racketeer (Martin Priest) who loses h'is Bronx turf after a nine-month stint in prison. A 1960s,slice of Jewish-Americana and New York ·mob life is filmed in black and white that captures nicely the environment as well as the humor of this has-been and his family's efforts to steer him straight. Minimal rough language, casual involvement with prostitutes. A3 "Veronico Cruz" (Cinevista): Argentinian film that tracks the life of a shepherd boy (Gonzalo Morales) whose isolation in a

Bronko Nagurski INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (CNS) - Bronko Nagurski, 81, whose name was synonymous with fabulous football feats, died Jan. 7 in an International Falls hospital. A funeral Mass for the,athlete, a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was offered Jan. 13 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in International Falls. Nagurski was an All-American at the University of Minnesota in 1929 for playing both defensive , tackle and fullback, the only player ever so honored in a single season. As a sports figure, his name ranks with those of Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones and Red Grange. Nagurski played with Grange for the Chicago Bears. Another Hall of Fame member, George Halas, for whom Nagurski played in Chicago, called him "the greatest all-around football player who ever lived." Nagurski refused to return for the 1938 season when Halas refused to raise his salary to . $6,000. At a time when football players were smaller than they are now, Nagurski was often the biggest man on the field. In his prime, he stood 6 feet 2 inches and weighed 235 pounds. . After his football career, during which his highest paid year was his first at $5,000, Nagurski wrestled professionally and was a backfield coach for the University of California at Los Angeles. He -returned to International Falls wh,ere he opened a filling station and farmed, hunted and fished. "He was a very humble persQn," said Norman Larsen, owner ofthe Green-Larsen Funeral Home in .International Falls. "He was never looking for publicity" but was liked by everyone in town, Larsen said.

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PRE,S,ERVE OUR 'MO'ST PRECIOU:S RES路OUReE --

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BE 'PART 路OF THE ULTIMA'TE PRESERVATION 路S,O路CIE'TY REV. THOMAS 1. RITA- 'DIRECTOR OF PRO-LIFE APOSTOLATE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER

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01.19.90  

VOL.34,NO.3. Friday,January 19,1990 FALLRIVER,,MASS. SoutheasternMassachusetts'Largest.Weekly • $11PerYear AMONG PRESENTEES at the 35thannua...

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