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A Maryknoll'record By Father Jim Kroeger, MM 60 years of priesthood and mission - no mean achievement! Today, Fairhaven native Bishop Joseph W. Regan, MM, 83, celebrated his 60th anniversary of priestly ordination. He is the only member of the Maryknoll Fathers, living or dead, to have spent all 60 years of his priesthood overseas, 22 years in China and 38 in the Philippines. After ordination at Maryknoll Seminary in New York, then-Father Regan served in China from 1929-1951. During much of this time he was vicar general and society superior in Kweilin, South China, Establishment of the communist regime caused the expulsion of foreign missioners and was the end of the bishop's first missionary career, although he made a short return visit to Kweilin in 1983. With a small group of missioners, the diamond jubilarian began his second career in 1952 in the Phillipine diocese of Lipa, near Manila. Setting aside the Cantonese and Mandarin languages he learned in China, the dedicated missionary took up the Tagalog tongue. His service in the Manila area lasted a short six years - a more urgent need had surfaced. Post-war migration to the southern island of Mindanao had greatly swelled the population and local diocesan priests were in very short supply. The future bishop, now in his third missionary career, led the

first group of Maryknollers to the Cebuano-speaking Davao area in 1958. This group, of which Father Regan was superior, eventually grew to more than 60 Maryknollers in the mid-1970s. The prelate of Tagum, Davao, was established in 1962 with Bishop Regan as its Ordinary. There the new bishop worked tirelessly, establishing parishes, schools, a hospital, a radio station and a seminary. He supported his priests in establishing basic Christian communities in Mindanao, a movement which eventually spread to the entire Philippines. He was one of many bishops called to advocacy on behalf of church workers imprisoned and harassed during the martial law years of the Marcos regime. Through all the work and turmoil of those years, never was Bishop Regan deflected from seeking local vocations for the diocesan priesthood. By the time he retired in 1980, there were 35 indigenous priests in his diocese. In a few years he saw that number climb to more than 50 in the dioceses ofTagum and Mati, formed from the original prelature of Tagum. Upon "retirement" in 1980, the bishop launched his fourth career. He is now the very, active "grandfather" of the diocese, especially of its priests and sisters. Besides assisting the bishop ofTagum, he offers monthly Masses in the private and public schools in that diocese and Turn to Page Six

WASHINGTON (NC) Bishop Stang High School, Abortion opponents, including North Dartmouth, was represented Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin of by a group of students. Chicago and President Reagan, "It was ,very satisfying," Mrs. noted the '16th anniversary of McAndrews said, "to have such a legalized abortion with prayer viglarge group of people enthusiastiils, statements, protests and the cally taking part in this demonstraannual March for Life in Washingtion." ton, held on Monday. The need to protect the unborn also was mentioned by President Bush in his Jan. 20 inaugural address (see story below) and by Cardinal James A. Hickey of Washington Jan. 21 as he celebrated a Mass to mark the Bush inauguration. The Fall River diocese was well ' represented in Washington. The local group visited the offiA bus carrying a 41-member ces of Massachusetts Senators mostly-Catholic contingent of Edward M. Kennedy and John pro-lifers was organized by Alice Kerry and were heard by RepreMcAndrews of Holy Ghost par- sentative Barney Frank. Group ish, Attleboro. The group included members were also present to hear persons from all over the diocese, Dr. Jerome Gideon, pro-life legisMrs. McAndrews said. She, her lative assistant to California husband and two adult children Representative Robert K. Dornan, and the others left at 10 p.m. speak on "how a legislator is able Sunday. to help if he will, by getting antiUpon arriving, they attended a abortion laws through." morning Mass at St. Peter's Church The bus returned at 12:30 a.m. in Washington, "in the shadow of Tuesday. the capito!." Pro-life organizer Mary Ann Mrs. McAndrews said that other Booth of South Dartmouth said persons from the Fall River diothat bells rang at I p.m. Sunday in cese traveled to the anniversary some diocesan churches to mark celebration in their own cars. the Roe vs. Wade anniversary.

Participating churches, she said, include St. Lawrence parish, New Bedford, Blessed Sacrament, Fall River, and St. John Neumann, East Freetown. Protestant churches, Mrs. Booth added, also participated. Bells were rung 23 times, she said, for the 23 million babies killed since Roe vs. Wade. The pr'o-lifer attended tobe 16th annual Assembly for Life Rally, held. Sunday in Boston. Bernard Cardinal Law was principal speaker at the event, sponsored by Massachusetts Citizens for Life. Cardinal Law traveled to Washington after his Boston engagement. He celebrated Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington before the March for Life on Monday. Mrs. Booth notes that she is able to provide the pro-life film "Eclipse of Reason" to interested parties at no charge. She can be reached at 636-4903. The film, she said, was recently viewed by an area woman who had scheduled an abortion. After watching, she said, the young lady changed her mind about terminating her pregnancy. Turn to Page Six

Bush begins with prayer WASHINGTON (NC) George Bush in his inaugural address Jan. 20 launched his presidency with a prayer to God "to write on our hearts" that "the one just use of power ... is to serve people." Saying that "a new breeze is blowing" in the nation, he also called all citizens to "a new engagement" in people's lives and to "a new activism" to solve domestic problems of abortion, homelessness, drug addiction and crime. "America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral purpose," Bush said. "We have such a purpose - it is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world." Bush was sworn in under cloudy skies on the steps of the U.S. Capitol by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. He placed his hand on a family Bible that rested atop the Bible George Washington used in his inauguration 200 years ago. Prior to that, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor administered the oath of office to Vice President J. Danforth Quayle. Inauguration Day was breezy but warmer than in 1985, when extremdycold weather forced President Reagan to deliver his address inside the Capitol instead of at the traditional outdoor ceremonies.

Bush, who is Episcopalian, began his inauguration day with a visit to St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House, where he told reporters he offered a prayer for world peace and "the well-being of the nation." In his inaugural address, the

41st U.S. president urged a new spirit of cooperation between the Congress and the executive branch to rein in the largest federal deficit in the nation's history and to balance the federal budget. Turn to Page Six

PRESIDENT BUSH and his wife, Barbara, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before the start of ceremonies opening inauguration activities. (NCJ UPI photo)



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Willkes encouraged by pro-life progress CINCINNATl(NC)- After 16 years of nationwide legalized abortion, Dr: John and Barbara Willke are more encouraged than ever that abortion will once again be outlawed. "I'm not asking if it will happen anymore. I'm saying how and when and what steps will need to be taken," said Willke, a retired physician who serves as president of both the National Right to Life Committee and the International Right to Life Federation. "The m'ost spectacular thing is that the young people of today are even more pro-life than older people," said Mrs. Willke, a former nurse and chairwoman of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. The WilIkes were interviewed by the Catholic TeJegraph, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Parents of six children, now 2438, and members of St. Vivian Parish in Finneytown, the WilIkes began their anti-abortion public education efforts in 1970, three years before the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion throughout the country. "If we had to choose, we would not have gone into it," Willke said. "We enjoyed our work in sex education, working with families. This (abortion) is a very somber subject." "I think the Lord had this planned," Mrs. Willke said. "Our work in the [archdiocesan] family life bureau was merely our preparation." About three years after theBupreme Court decision, the Willkes were discouraged about the possibility of outlawing abortion. They had

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NEW PROVINCIAL government members with Bishop Cronin at the chapter meeting. From left: Sisters Marina Majia, Therese Gerard Letourneau, Joanna Fernandes; Bishop Cronin; Sisters Vimala Vadakumpadan and Mary Margaret Mello. (Gaudette photo)

Dominicans hold provincial chapter The Domincan Sisters of the Presentation held their once-everyfive-years provincial chapter meeting earlier this month at their Provincial House in Dighton. The sisters serve the Fall River diocese by operating St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, and staffing Marian Manor, Taunton, a diocesan home for the aged. Members of the community also engage in ministry including catechetical work at St. Peter's parish, Dighton and teaching at Dominican Academy and St. Anne's School, both in Fall River. 24 sisters attended the United States Province chapter, held Jan. 7 through 15. They elected a new provincial government and dealt with provincial affairs including sisters' spiritual renewal. Bishop Daniel A. Cronin celebrated Mass to close the meeting. Sister Joanna Fernandes replaces Sister Dorothy Ruggiero as provincial superior. A Taunton native, Sister Fernandes was educated in her home city's public schools and was a 1965 St. Anne Hospital School of Nursing graduate. After graduation, she worked at the Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables, now the d'Youville Hospital, Cambridge. She joined the Dighton novitiate and made her first profession in 1965.

The new superior then worked for several years nursing in facilities served by her community. She obtained a bachelor's degree from Providence College, and in 1975 earned a master's degree in forma'tion spirituality from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. Since then she has served as superior in several communities and been active in formation work as vocation director and mistress of novices. For the past five years she has' been a member of the Board of Directors of St. Anne's Hospital. Sister Fernandes is also a codirector of Marie's Place, a Vincentian-sponsored free clothing outlet in Fall River. Sisters Marina Mejia and Mary Margaret Mello have been reelected provincial councillors. Sister Mejia is responsible for continuing formation in the province and Sister Mello directs the pastoral care department at St. Anne's Hospital.

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Also elected councillors for five year terms were Sister Vimala Vadakumpadan, assistant provincial treasurer, and Sister Therese Gerard Letourneau, director of religious education at St. Peter's parish, Warwick, R.I.

Daw named agency head WASHINGTON (NC)Richard W. Daw, head of National Catholic News Service for the past 12 years, has been named director of a new U.S. Catholic Conference agency that consolidates all the conference's communications functions in a single department. Msgr. Daniel F.' Hoye, USCC general secretary, announced the restructuring and Daw's appointment Jan. 17. The new entity will be called the USCC Department of Communications. Thomas N. Lorsung, managing editor since 1979 at NC, the world's largest religious news agency. has been named new director and editor in chief.

The Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday at Mount Saint Rita's Convent Chapel, Cumberland, R.I., for Sister Gilmary Father Roland Bousquet, pasHarten, RSM, 53, who died Jan. 18 at Mount Saint Rita's Health tor of Our Lady of Grace parish, North Westport, was principal celeCentre. Sister Harten taught at Saints brant and Bishop Daniel A. Cronin Peter and Paul School, Fall River, presided at the Mass of Christian 'STOCKTON, Calif. (NC) for the last eight years. She also burial Saturday for Father BousBishop Donald W. Montrose of was an instructor at Fall River's quet's mother, Lillian Bousquet, Stockton and Archbishop Roger former Mount Saint Mary's Acade- 82, who died Jan. 19. M. Mahony or-Los Angeles, former my and Bishop Gerrard High The Mass was offered at Blessed head of the Stockton diocese, School. Sacrament Church, Fall River, Mrs. offered prayers for the five childThe Sister of Mercy, a Paw- Bousquet's home parish. Father ren killed and others wounded tucket, R.I. native and the daugh- Horace J. Travassos, rector of St. when a gunman opened fire on a ter of Grace E. (Keough) Harten Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, was Stockton school playground. The of Lincoln, R.I. and the late Fran- homilist. students were killed and 29 other cis G. Harten, also worked in The lifelong Fall River resident youngsters and a teacher wounded Rhode Island schools. She was a was the wife of the late Ephraim Jan. 17 when Patrick Edward principal at Sacred Heart School, Bousquet and the daughter, of the Purdy sprayed bullets at several East Providence. late Napoleon J. and Rosalie (Duhundred children during recess at The former Dolores J. Harten fresne) Bourque. Grover Cleveland Elementary. entered the Sisters of Mercy in Her survivors also include daughSchool in Stockton. Purdy then ters Lauretta Dion of Fall River 1952 and was professed in 1955. killed himself. "It is our prayer Her survivors also include a sis- and Theresa Laferriere of Somerset, that almtghty God will quickly ter, Sister Lois Harten, RSM, of son Roger Bousquet of Swansea, heal the wounded bodies of our Pawtucket, and a brother, Dr. grandchildren and great grandunfortunate children and console Frank Harten of Cumberland: Bur- children. the minds and hearts of all of ial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Burial was in Notre Dame Cemeus...," Bishop Montrose said. tery, Fall River. Cumberland. .

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Papal meeting with U.8. bishop to center on evangelization in society VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II's meeting with U.S. bishops in March will center on evangelization in society and the role of bishops as teachers offaith, the pope said. . The pope described the March 8-11 meeting as a "fraternal encounter" that would include reflection on universal church needs as well as the "special requirements" of the church in the United States. The pope described the meeting in a letter dated Jan. 10, addressed to "My dear brothers the bishop-s of the United States." The letter , was made public by the Vatican Jan. 23. U.S. church and Vatican officials said earlier in January that the meeting would include some 35 U.S. cardinals and archbishops,' as well as top Curia officials at the Vatican. A meeting to discuss U.S. church issues was first suggested in 1986 by Bishop James W. Malone of Youngstown, Ohio, then president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. The pope said the theme of the meeting will be "evangelization in the context of the Culture and Society of the United States, with Particular Emphasis on the Role of the Bishop as the Teacher of Faith." The topic was chosen after consultation with NCCB leadership and active U.S. cardinals, the pope said. Pope John Paul, quoting from a talk to a group of U.S. bishops in 1988 during an "ad limina" visit, said he wanted to reflect on "an organic pastoral view of our episcopal ministry.

"This organic view must take Louisville; Stephen J. Kocisko of into account the perennial exigenthe Byzantine Archdiocese of cies of the Gospel; it must also Pittsburgh; and William J. Levada of Portland, Ore. express the indisputable priorities of the life of the church today, Also, Archbishops Oscar H. Lipsboth in her universal needs and in comb of Mobile; Roger M. Mahthe special requirements of the ony of Los Angeles; Eugene A. church in the United States," he Marino 'of Atlanta; Theodore E. said. McCarrick of Newark, Edward A. The pope said the details of the McCarthy of Miami; Edward T. meeting's agenda were being O'Meara ofIndianapolis; John R. worked out by the Vatican's ConRoach of St. Paul-Minneapolis; gregationforBishops,whichwould Joseph T. Ryan of the Archdiothen communicate them to the cese for Military Services;-and'U.S. churchmen. ---CharieiA. Salatka of Oklahoma In Washington, the Office for City. Also, Archbishops Robert F. Media Relations of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops Sanchez'of Santa Fe; Francis B. announced Jan. 23 that 35 U.S. Schulte of New Orleans; Daniel E. bishops, most of whom head Sheehan of 'Omaha; J. Francis archdioceses, have been invited to Stafford 'of Denver; Ignatius J. participate in the meeting. , Strecker of KaJ1sas City, Kan.; Those invited include Cardinals Stephen Sulyk 'of the Ukrainian Joseph L. Bernardin of Chicago, Archdiocese of Philadelphia; James A. Hickey of Washington, Rembert G. Weakland of Bernard F. Law of Boston, JohnJ. Milwaukee; and John F. Whealon O'Connor of New York and of H;lrtford, Conn. Edmund C. Szoka of Detroit. Also invited are members of the NCCB executive committee: Arch, bishop John L. May of St. Louis, president; Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk of Cincinnati, vice-presiCatholic Social Services of Fall dent; Bishop Willjam H. Keeler of River, Inc., has established a' nonHarrisburg, Pa., secretary; Archsectarian support group, "Living bishop Daniel W. Kucera of Dubuque, Iowa, treasurer; and Arch- ' with Your Memories," for mothbishop John R. Quinn of San ers who have lost babies to miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Francisco, at large. The group's objective is, according According to the NCCB, other to CSS staff, "to help mothers to participants will be: Archbishops live with their loss and yet go 'on Anthony J. Bevilcqua of Philadel. with their lives." phia; William D. Borders of BalSocial Worker Nadira Ferreira timore; Patrick F. Flores of San will be the group's facilitator. There Antonio; Raymond G. Hunthausen will be eight sessions, 7 to 8:30 of Seattle; Francis T. Hurley of p.m. Wednesdays, February I Anchorage, Thomas C. Kelly of through March 22, at the Catholic Social services office, 783 Slade St., Fal1 River. There is no fee for participation. Interested women may contact Mass and Holy Week papal cere- Catholic Social Services at 6744681. monies. In Massachusetts, work beneficiaries include participants in the Special Olympics program. Since 1977 Massachusetts Knights have donated more than $3 million to ,assist handicapped children and the me,ntally disabled. Catholic men 18 and older are welcome to contact Grand Knight Arthur Barnum, 896-7855, for membership information.

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Venezuelan bridge WASHINGTON (NC) - Venezuela has become a "bridge" for international drug traffickers who have intimidated women, children and even a priest into transporting cocaine bound for the U.S. market, said a spokesman for the Venezuelan bishops' conference. Venezuela's location and jung!es

make it an ideal transit point for cocaine from Bolivia and Colombia which is en route to the United States, said Father Amador Merino Gomez, conference spokesman. He said this "dark and diabolical activity" contributes to the ruin of his nation by "destroying its most noble resource, our youth."



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'Massachusetts Knights launch membership drive Knights of Columbus District Deputy John Collins, who is assi'gned to the Knights' Lower Cape . Cod councils, has announced that members of the organization in Massachusetts are honoring Cath- . olic clergy with a new membership drive, themed "Share the Spirit." The Catholic service group currently has'IA5 million members in North America and the Philippines. Members work includes benefitjng the "Vicarius Christi" fund, earnings of which go to Pope John Paul II for his personal charitable purposes and bringing the pope to




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Temporary shelter MIAMI (NC) - The Archdiocese of Miami has converted its pastoral activities center adjacent to St. Mary's Cathedral in northwest Miami into a temporary shelter for Nicaraguan refugees who have no place to go. An estimated 2,000 refugees, mainly Nicaraguans fleeing their war-torn and economically devastated nation, have since early January poured into Miami, according to city officials who recently announced they could not cope with the latest immigrant wave and had no jobs or housing for them. Opening the temporary shelter "was a way to witness to the community the dramatic concern we also have," said Miami Archbishop Edward A Mc.Carthy.








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the moorin&.-., Inaugurations and their celebration One of the hallmarks of this nation is the orderly passage of political power that occurs every four years with the inauguration of a president. For two hundred years this exercise of the people, by the people and for the people has been accomplished with peaceful purpose and social harmony. Few nations of this very fragile planet can make this boast. For Americans an inauguration is a moment of reassurance that our Constitution is still very much alive and not a mere passive document. That Constitution brings insurance to the concept that we the people do have a place in today' order; in living out its mandate we are trying to form a more perfect union by honoring our call to establish justice. Yet, for all its real importance, the fulfillment ofthis observance of the Constitution does not rate very high on our list of national celebrations. In fact, it is quite low on the proverbial totem pole. First and'foremost, why is Inauguration Day not a national holiday? In most countries such an event would be a national observance. Technically, there are no national holidays in the United States. Each state h~s jurisdiction over its holidays, which are designated by legislative enactment or executive 路proclamation. In practice, however, most states 'observe the federal legal public holidays, even though the President and Congress can legally designate holidays only for the District of Columbia and for federal employees. This being said, why can't we pass legislation to make Inauguration Day a federal and state holiday? Are we so partisan at such a time that we lose sight ofthe importance of this Constitutional observance? Why should it be relegated to such low status in the public image? Standard broadcast television should realize that in giving time to a Constitutional celebration they also testify to their own exercise of Constitutional freedoms. Perhaps this is too idealistic and far removed from the pragmatic world of advertising income. Does everything we do have to be centered around how much profit one can glean? Can't we give rather than take? Public service coverage by the media is shallow in content and misguided in execution. There has to be some media value system to gauge the events of our times. No expense is spared to cover bowl games and their parades. If an outrageous tragedy, atrocity, or perversion occurs, the media gags the public to a point of insensitivity. When man falls to his lowest, the media profits the greatest. Why is it that everything must be measured by heartless and spineless standards of biased judgement? The media should be proud to take time to educate and instruct the public in the freedoms and rights that all possess as American citizens. Above all, the people ofthis l~nd should take time to appreciate what they have in these United States. We might not be perfect, we have severe social problems, but. we are in process. National challenges are being met, difficulties overcome and obstacles removed, all in a democracy where freedom is appreciated, rights insured and individuals respected. May we let the occurrence of a presidential inauguration remind us of our national purpose. This can indeed be more fully accomplished if we celebrate this exercise of democracy on a national level, whereby people will be once again be reminded ofthe intent ofthe Declaration ofIndependence and its Constitutional fulfillment. The Editor

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Amerasians 'to come to U .S~ WASHINGTON (NC) - The U.S. Catholic Conference expects to resettle an estimated 1,300 more Amerasian youth by March, many of whom will find their hopes dashed of reuniting with their U.S. fathers, said a USCC official. The official, Mark Franken, assistant director for planning and program development for the USCe's division of Migration and Refugee Services, said Amerasians - half-Vietnamese children fathered by U.S. citizens serving in Vietnam - have the same false expectations of life in the United States as do other refugees, but 'these are exacerbated by their bicultural identities and experiences in Vietnam. "Keep in mind [that] in Vietnam, who you are is defined by who your father is," said Franken. He was interviewed in connection with the publication by Migration and Refugee Services of a 29page document titled "To Welcome the Amerasians." The document includes a history of the U.S. response to Amer'asians, the results of a survey of the Amerasian population resettled by the church, and recommendations on how to best assist in Amerasians' adjustment to their new lives. For years Amerasians have lived without th'eir fathers, Franken said. Given the opportunity to come to the United States, "they think finally "I'm going to be American, to fit right in, to have my father,' " he said. In reality, he said, such a scena. rio is rare. As a result of the 1987 Amerasian Homecoming Act - approved by Congress almost 13 years after the end of the U.S. military pres-

ence in Vietnam - as many as 8,000 Amerasians and 20,000 accompanying relatives will have the chance to immigrate t,o the United States between March 1988 and March 1990. Amerasians will be admitted as immigrants, but will be eligible for refugee benefits. Under the 1987 act, they will continue to exit Vietnam via the U.S. government's Orderly Departure Program, which is implemented by personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Thailand and the International Catholic Migration Commission. The USCC, one of the national agencies working with the U.S. government to assist the children, already has resettled between 500 and 600 Amerasians. The new USCC report says that "after the 1975 fall of Saigon, the American public wanted to forget Viet'nam." In the process, it says, "We also forgot the Amerasian children and young people left behind, and they became yet another casualty of the war."

Franken said in Vietnam outsiders are not particularly welcomed. "The cadre that runs things doesn't like collaborators," he said. The USCC document cites "antiAmerican political rhetoric present in post-war Vietnam" contributing to Amerasians' status as "second-class citizens" there. Discrimination, "though not a systematic thing or a government policy," said Franken, is practiced subtly and erratically in Vietnam. He said it might surface, for example, when Amerasians apply for jobs. In Vietnam, Amerasians are c~lled "my lai," Vietnamese for American half-breed. and "bui doi," meaning "dust of life." Many Amerasians adhere to the myth that discrimination will cease to be a concern once they arrive in the United States, said Franken. If these servicemen fathers were black, the "identity problem can be more complex," says the USCC document. How quickly Amerasians adjust to life in their new nation "depends a lot on the community and whether church volunteers get involved," Franken said. A small per.centage ofthe Amerasian youth requires counseling because of "antisocial" behavior, ,he said. Many of the arriving Amerasians are 18 and 19 years old now, said Geraldine Owens, resettlement coordinator for Migration and Refugee Services in New York. She said the average Amerasian arriving in this nation is a teenager accompanied by his or her mother and half-sibling. But some Amerasians come with entire families, including Vietnamese stepfathers, she said.

Get the st'ories now I've been digging into some ful stories. My dad's first cousin, family genea!ogy lately and now deceased, was on the Orphan unearthed more than a few Train, a train full of.Irish orphans skeletons in our family closet from Hell's Kitchen who were which my parents failed to divulge, taken to the Midwest and adopted and so will 1. . by settled Irish. I always thought I was threeA New York priest, dreading quarters Irish but I discovered I'm the kind of life the orphans would seven-eighths. A half - not a whole e~perience alone in the teeming -German grandfather sneaked in, CIty, spearheaded the drive to find somehow. I also found that my homes in rural America. My dad maternal ancestors came from told me his cousin, Ann, was six Counties Kerry, Wexford and whenshe was adopted so she would Clare. have (emembered some details of More frustrating is the search her earlier life. for my father's ancestry. He was I regret I never asked her any. I the only son of an only son, and visited her in a retirement home 20 there are no Fox relatives to ask. years ago and her mind was bright. All evidence points to Limerick • I could have asked her many quesbut it is also circumstantial. I tions but I wasn't interested then. know they were dairy ,farmers, When I saw the movie, Orphan sailed from Cork, lived in Brook- ,Train, based on the book, my first Iyn in 1863 and then homesteaded thought was, "I could have written in Wisconsi'n in 1865. that if I'd been smart enough early The road I lived on as a child en~>ugh." My dad told me the was once called Limerick Road. pnest stopped the train at Irish setThat's all the evidence I have. tlements and preached at Sunday I was never very interested in my Masses, describing ~he plight of roots until I spent six weeks in Ire- the orphans, suggestmg that these land each of the past two years and could have been parishioners' kids was asked over and over, "What and threate~in~ parents with eterwas your maiden name?" and nal damnatIOn If they ever abused "What county did your people them. come from?" When I answertd Why am I writing all this? To "Fox," and "I don't know," the encourage readers to ask the quesanswer was invariably, "Ah, Fox tions and get the stories now rather isa Limerick (or Tipperary) name." than wait and lose them as I did. I was foolish not to ask more Even if you aren't interested now, you may be later on. Or your questions of my parents before they died. We have some wonderchildren may be.

Finding hope By Father Eugene Hemrick Sometimes being a researcher in the church can be discouraging. I notice that most on days when I study the statistics on the priesthood. . In 1988 the church in the United States had fewer seminarians than the previous year. There also are now 70 dioceses reporting that they have parishes which should have priests but do not. Many other dioceses think this will soon be the case for them. There are priests ordained two to three years who leave and tell us, "I can't see living the rest of my life this way." And the projections for the turn of the century tell us the decline will continue. Facing the New Year with an uplifted spirit will not be easy. As I look at the statistics on my desk, I sometimes am tempted to despair. But there is something wrong about despair. I don't think God ever really calls us to despair in the face of problems. At moments when I might be tempted to despair at the statistics on my desk, I look around for reasons to feel positive. . And usually a work of the Holy Spirit that had eluded me pops up. Watching "60 Minutes" a while back, I had such a moment. A segment of the show told about a school in New York's South Bronx that almost was abandoned. Its neighborhood looked like it had been blitzed by bombs. Viewers were told that crime' abounded in the area and that most youngsters on the street probably would be there the rest of their lives. But not all youngsters would take that road, thanks to the


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24-hour banking, Family has been defined as a group of people who share a history and a future. I'm afraid we do a better job of preparing our children for the future than we do in giving them a sense of their past. A recent finding that 75 percent of college freshmen couldn't give their four grandparents' complete names confirms this. A second point I want to make is that women's maiden names be given on tombstones and in obituaries. Since a great deal of information is gleaned in cemeteries it is frustrating to find a marker with "His wife, Margaret," as in the case of my great-grandfather Fox. Margaret who? She represents half my heritage of that generation but she doesn't own a name other than his. Worse, I found a tombstone near my ancestors that had one word, "Grandma." This poor soul didn't even get a first name in death, just a title. I don't know how much time I'll invest in rooting around the family tree or if I'll like what I find. But I do know that if I'd done it 20 years ago, I'd have been a lot wiser.

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A sixteenth mourning Continued from Page One The new president and sunny skies greeted the estimated 67,300 pro-lifers marching on the U.S. Supreme Court building Jan. 23 to protest the court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion. . Other protesters headed north from Washington in the pre-dawn hours to risk arrest at an abortion clinic in Glen Burnie, Md. "Rachel's Rescue" brought more than 300 people, including almost 80 women who regret having had an ab.ortion, to the Gynecare cliriic in Glen Burnie. As more than 200 people prayed outside the building, 100 protesters jammed the halls, blocking access to the clinic's seventh-floor office. Police moved in but made no arrests, said Juli Loesch, the group's media spokeswoman. After' the clinic director announced that the clinic would not perform any abor:' tions that day, the protesters left. . In a recent statement, Cardinal Bernardin, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities, said that "many painful battles must still be fought, but the pro-life movement is winning the struggle for the nation's mind and soul." Although the Supreme Court's 1973 decision was a "tragic error," .the cardinal said that "signs of hope can be found in indications

that American society has not made its peace with abortion on demand." Reagan, in his final poroclamation of National Sanctity of Human Life Day, said that Americans "are a people who will not settle for a national policy that each year condemns 1.5 million children to an early death and consigns their moth- , ers to exploitation and ~mptiness. "In 1989," he said, "America can make a new beginning as a champion of the most basic civil right of all. We can, as is written in Deuteronomy, choose life, so that we and our descendants may live." Pro-lifers were heartened' when Attorney G~neral Richard Thornburgh, appearing Jan. 22 on the NBC-TV program "Meet the Press," said ~hat it was his "guess" that the Supreme Court "will return the regulation of abortions, just like many health and safety questions, to the states." Bush delegated Vice President Dan Quayle to meet with pro-life leaders before the Jan. 23 March for Life. Quayle told the leaders that the Bush administration was dedicated to overturning Roe vs. Wade and protecting "those people who are f10t yet born." Bush later addressed march participants who were gathered on the Ellipse behind the White House. The address, via telephone hook-

up, was a practice initiated by Reagan. "I'm confident that more and more Americans every year, every day, are hearing your message and taking it to heart," Bush told the crowd. "I promise you the president hears you now and stands with you in a cause that must be won." During the inauguration Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, Cardinal Hickey called on the Bush administration to fight abortion, homelessness and drug abuse. The cardinal prayed that all Americans would become stronger and more united defenders of human life, peace and justice. "We must help women choose life and offer support and talk about the sanctity of life from the moment of conception," Cardinal Hickey said. At a Mass on the eve of the March for Life, Archbishop Eugene A. Marino of Atlanta told the 2,000 people gathered at the shrine that "in permitting abortion, we deal in death, the death of the most innocent and helpless among us. "So long as we allow this generation to be at peace with the unjust dooth of the unborn, is it any wonder that we are so ineffective in challenging this generation to respond to the poor, the hungry and the homeless?" the archbishop .asked.

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Continued from Page One He said that "the old bipartisanship must be made new again" because Americans did not elect their leaders "to bicker but asked them to rise above the merely partisan." , Bush in his inaugural address made several references to faith, family, democracy and freedom, and self-sacrifice. It was a broad appeal to Americans to pitch in and help and he reiterated a familiar theme from , his candidacy about a thousand points of light, referring to community and volunteer groups helping people. He said he and his cabinet would work with such groups. Catholics have been tapped to head four of 14 cabinet posts -the Departments of Education, Energy, Interior, and Veterans Affairs and to serve as Environmental Protection Agency administrator and head of the White House Office of Drug Control Policy, popularlv known as drug czar. One Catholic, Education Secretary Lauro F. Cavazos, 61, has already been in office, having been named to his 'job in August by President Reagan. The Catholics, besides Cavazos, and their Bush administration assignments are: - Secretary of Energy: Adm. James D. Watkins, 61. - Secretary ofInterior: Manuel Lujan Jr., 60. - Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Edward J. Derwinski, 62 - White House Office of Drug Control Policy director: William J. Bennett, 45 - Environmental Protection agency administrator: William K. Reilly, who turned 49 yesterday. -Bush said he was assuming the presidency"in a peaceful and prosperous time" and when "a n~w breeze" of freedom was blowing throughout the world. He vowed

to continue the new rel1J.tionship with the Soviet Union "consistent with our security and with p'rogress... " , About abortion, he said there were "young women to be helped who are about to become mothers of children they can't care for, and might not love. We bless them for choosing life." He urged solutions to crime, help for the homeless "who are lost and roaming, the children who have nothing," and pledged that the "scourge" of drugs would end with his administration. Pope John Paul II marked the U.S. Inauguration Day with a telegram of congratulations to President Bush, urging him to "spare no effort to help build world peace." The pope sent his best wishes to the Bush family ;lnd the American

people, praying for an "abundance of divine blessings." In his message the pope asked God to guide the new president's "efforts to preserve and promote the freedom, harmony and prosperity of all your fellow citizens. " A Jan. 22 editorial in the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, said continuing detente with the Soviet Union and improving' conditions for the U.S. poor are the main tasks facing Bush. Domestically, Bush must restore faith in the"American dream" and undertake policies to avoid the idea that "the rich always get richer and the poor always get poorer," said the front-page editorial. The newspaper also praised Bush for beginning his inaugural address with a prayer.

A. Maryknoll record Continued. from Page Une even in parts of the Mati diocese. In many cases, he singlehandedly hears the confessions of all the students in a school. By encouraging the yo'ung people to offer gifts of rice, vegetables and eggs, the retiree is able to meet most of the nutritional needs of students at his Queen of Apostles College Seminary in Tagum. It's not unusual,to see him driving a car full of sacks of rice. Bishop Regan is known, respected and loved by most of the nearly one million Filipinos living in his former prelature/ diocese. A unique example of this affection occurred recently, when, in a tense situation where four local policemen were taken hostilge by the New People's Army, the bishop played a key mediating role in securing their release. Even the NPA rebels admitted that they knew and trusted "the old bishop."

The diocesan clergy and Maryknollers in Mindanao expect to spend many more good years with Bishop Regan, reminding themselves that his mother reached the marvelous age of 104 and that his only sister, Maryknoll Sister Rita Marie Regan, is at 81 still an active missioner in Taiwan. The bishop rejoices in the Filipinization of the clergy and hierarchy in Mindanao, a visionary process begun by Pope Paul VI. His 60th anniversary is a time to remember affectionately the remarkable service of a grand old missionary shepherd, a vigorous apostle and faithful servant who helped pave the way for today's vibrant Philippine church. Ad multos annos! Father Kroeger is a professor of missiology at the Loyala School of Theology at Ateneo de Manila 'University.

Catholic Schools Week January' 29 February 4, 1989


Schools of the Diocese of Fall River Elementary Schools ACUSHNET St. Francis Xavier, 223 Main St. 02743. Tel. 995-4313. Sr. Mary Martin Delahanty, O.P., Principal. I

ATTLEBORO St. John the Evangelist, 13 Hodges St. 02703. Tel. 222-5062. Sr. Martha Mulligan, R.S.M., Principal. FAIRHAVEN St. Joseph, Spring & Delano Sts. 02719. Tel. 996-1983. Sr. Muriel Ann Lebeau, S5.CC., Principal. FALL RIVER Dominican Academy, 37 Park St. 02721. Tel. 6746100. Mrs. Patricia Pasternak, Principal. ' Espirito Santo, 143 Everett St. 02723. Tel. -672-2229. Sr. Mildred Morrissey, FMM, Principal. Holy Name, 850 Pearce St. 02720. Tel. 674-913 I.. Mrs. Patricia Wingate, Principal. Notre Dame School, 34 St. Joseph St. 02723. Tel. 672-5461. Sr. Claudette Lapointe, RJM, Pri,ncipal. St. Anne School, 240 Forest St. 02721. Tel. 678-2152. Mrs. Irene L. Fortin, Principal. St. Jean Baptiste School, Lamphor St. 02721. Tel. 613-6772. John F. Brown, Principal. St. Joseph Montessori Scbool, 2501 So. Main St. 02724. Tel. 674-8893. Sr. Yvette Leclair, SSJ, Principal.

St. Michael School, 187 Essex St. 02720. Tel. 6780266. Sr. Bernadette Sullivan, SUSC, Principal. SS. Peter & Paul School, 240 Dover St. 02721. Tel. 672-7258. Miss Kathleen A. Burt, Principal. St. Stanislaus School, 37 Rockland St., P.O. Box 217, 02724. Tel. 674-6771. Mrs. Denita Tremblay, Principal. St. Vincent School, 2425 Highla.nd Ave. 02720. Tel. 679-8511. Gerald J. Poisson, Principal. NEW BEDFORD Holy Family-Holy Name School, 91 ,Summer St. 02740. Tel. 993-3547. Sr. Mary Nathan Doherty, RSM, Principal. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Scbool, 103 Crapo St. 02744. Tel. 997-9612: Sr. Rosalie A. Patrello,SSD,\Principal. St. Anthony School, 106 BUllard St. 02746. Tel. 9945121. Sr. M. Cecile Lebeau, CSC, Principal. St. James-St. John School, 180 Orchard St. 02740. Tel. 996-0534. Miss Mary E. Mello, Principal. St. Joseph Scbool, 35 Kearsarge St. 02745. Tel. 9952264. Felipe M. Felipe, Principal. St. Mary Sebool, I L5 Illinois St. 02745. Tel. 995-3696. Dennis R. Poyant, Principal. NORTH ATTLEBORO St. Mary~Sacred Heart Consolidated sebool, 57 Richards Ave. 02760. Tel. 695-3072. Ms. Kathleen Simpson, PrinCipal. .

TAUNTON Our Lady of Lourdes Scbool, 52 First St. 02780. Tel. 822-3746. Sr. Mary Margretta Sol, RSM, Principal. St. Mary Primary Scbool, 106 Washington St. 02780. Tel. 822-9480. Edmund Borges, Principal. Taunton Catholic Middle Scbool, 61 Summer St. 02780. ,Tel. 822-6491. Sr. Patricia Mulryan, SUSC, Principal. WESTPORT St. Georle Scbool, American Legion Highway, Route 171,02790. Tel. 636-2644. Miss Marilyn A._Penney, Principal.

High Schools ATTLEBORO Bisbop Feehan Higb Scbool, 70 Holcott Dr. 02703. Tel. 226-6223. Sr. Mary Faith Harding, RSM, Principal, Rev. Kevin J.â&#x20AC;˘ Harrington. Chaplain. FALL RIVE'R Bisbop Connolly High Scbool, 373 Elsbree St. 02720. Tel. 676-1071. Rev. Stephen F. Dawber, SJ, Principal. NORTH DARTMOUTH ". . Bishop.,Sta01 Bleb Scbool, SOO Slocum Rd. 02747. Tel. 996-5602. Theresll E. Dougall, Principal, Rev. Stephen J . Avila, Chaplain. TAUNTONCoyle and Cassidy HilhScbool; Adams and Hamilton Sts. 02780. Tel. 823-6164; 823-6165. MichaelJ. Donly, Headmaster; Dr. Donna Boyle, Principal, Rev. William L. Boffa, Chaplain.

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Support Catholic schools! By Bernard Casserly Catholic Schools Week will be observed in the United States starting Sunday, Jan. 29, but you may not notice it unless you read it in your Catholic paper or your children or grandchildren go to a Catholic ~chool.

than 60 percent of the parish income. Writing in a suburban weekly, the critic ignored the fact that public schools take some two-thirds of all property tax dollars on the average in Minnesota. It seems to me that too many Catholics complain about spending on the parish school, accept that the lion's share of taxes goes to public schools, and rarely speak out for fair tax treatment for the education of their own children.. Could the decline in Catholic school enrollment be a sign of selfish ness? Although the income of members of all U.S. churches has gone up, a survey reported last year, they are giving a smaller percent of that income to their

When you consider how many millions, nay billions, of tax dollars have been saved for Americans (including Catholics) by these sch'ools, it is a national disgrace that this remarkable contribution is so widely ignored. What we've got to do is get FTD (now Florists' Transworld Delivery) in our corner. If FTD decides to promote a special day, week or month to sell more flowers, you've got it made. __ chJl!fhe~._ FlO spenas $L5m1lTloni~year And American Catholics spend promoting Grandparents' Day. far less to support priests than do Why not Catholic Schools Week? members of comparable non-CathIf Hallmark Cards, all the tele- olic churches, according to ano{her phone companies and the National study. The average Catholic houseRestaurant Association join in, hold spends only $40 a year to the week will get plenty of attention. support its parish priest. EpiscoYou don't have to promote Cath- palians pay $241, Methodists $2&2 olic schools to Catholic seniors. and Lutherans $328! Most of us are products of those If these figures are accurate, schools. The sales job must be then we Catholics have more money done on younger Catholics, who left to pay the cost of educating seem to have other priorities. children in our own schools, where Some statistics believe the steady religion can be taught right along decline in Catholic school enroll- with readin" 'ritin' and 'rithmetic. ment since Vatican II has hit a plaWhatever, the price tag is not an teau. I hope they're right. But I see excuse for failing to finance Cathoonly a few islands of sanity where lic schools. In his great autobioour parochial grade schools are graphy, "The Seven Storey Moungrowing. Inner city Catholic tain," Thomas Merton makes a schools have closed or are losing powerful statementthat could serve kids, and few affluent suburban as the theme for Catholic Schools parishes have them. Week: "When I reflect on all this, I am Ask suburban pastors or parents why they don't have a parish overwhelmed at th.e thought of the school and you will get two basic1lfmendous weight of moral responalibis: They're too expensive, and sibilitythat Catholic parents accumpublic schools are preferred because ulate upon their shoulders by not they have bigger or better bands, sending their children to Catholic sports, computers, science labs and schools... the like. "And Catholics, thousands of How can Catholic schools, grade Catholics everywhere, have the conor high, be too expensive when the sumate audacity to weep and comaverage cost of day care per child plain because God does not hear in America is now $3,600 a year? their prayers for peace, when they When my favorite Catholic weekly have neglected not only His will, ran a story about a suburban par- but the ordinary dictates of natuish school's big boom in enroll- ral reason and prudence, and let ment, a resident challenged the their children grow up according story, claiming it ignored the fact to the standards ofa civilization of that operating the school uses more hyenas."


An unforgettable teacher By Joseph Motta "They were incredible kids." That's how Sister Mary Sean Hurley, RSM, a reading specialist at St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, describes members of her 1948-49 first grade class. The 61-year-old sister has enjoyed all the youngsters she's worked with over the years, but her first class ever, the 1948-49 first grade at the former St. Joseph's School, Pawtucket, R.I., was memorable. And so, it turns out, was she. So unforgettable, in fact, that those students, now in their forties, recently made the Sister of Mercy the guest of honor at an unusual first-gr-ade reunion.

"I was terrified" to face those 62 first-graders, she remembered. "There was one kid screeching his head off. The principal opened the door, put him in and there we were! "We blessed ourselves and said the Hail Mary," Sister Hurley said, describing her first day with the class. "Or maybe I said the Hail Mary. I don't think they knew it." The sistertaught at St. Joseph's, now part of Pawtucket's St. Raphael Academy, for nine years. Her first class graduated the June before she moved on to teach at the former St. Patrick School, Fall River, so she had the opportunity to keep tabs on its members throughout their primary years.

Sister Hurley, a native of Fall River's Saints Peter and Paul parish and a graduate of that parish's school and the city's Dominican Academy, was 21 and just out of the novitiate when she received her first teaching assignment.

"We started together," the sister smiled. Sister Hurley said the students of that day were very eager to learn and offered few discipline problems. Parents' groups such as mothers' clubs did much for the Turn to Page 15

NISSA LAURENCO, a fifth-grader at St. Anthony School. New Bedford, diagrams a sentence for teacher Yvette Desmarais.

ERIN LYNCH and Michael Dane, eighth graders at Holy Family-Holy Name School, New Bedford, put the finishing touches on a mural gracing the back wall of the school . ." •. q~~,."a,u, d'.l~qr~QPl·

By Father Richard W. Beaulieu, director, Diocesan Department of Education At the 1987 convention of the chief administrators of Catholic Education, Reverend Eugene LaVerdiere was the keynote speaker, addressing educational leaders from all over the United States on the theme "Catholic Education: Community of Memory." Little did Father LaVerdiere realize that his keynote address would serve as the Catholic Schools Week theme for 1989. Catholic Schools Week is a good time to reflect on tile reasons why Catholic schools were established and why they continue to be a valuable asset to the Church in our country. In 1972, the bishops of the United States issued a pastoral letter, entitled "To Teach as Jesus Did." This document has been the blueprint for Catholic education ever since. The bishops reminded us that a commitment to the MESSAGE of Jesus, a desire to constantly build COMMUNITY and a willingness to be of SERVICE to others are central to the educational life of the Church. In addition, this call to "MESSAGE, COMMUNITY AND SER VICE" should ,be clearly exemplified in the life of the Catholic school community. In a world and culture where young people are generally able to recognize the value of getting a good education in preparation for a job and financial - na1>itity;C-athotic sclnlms'are challengeonowmoreThan everoef ore-to accepttheir counterculture roles and make certain that the Gospel message of Jesus plays a central role in the religious and moral formation of our young people. The Catholic school works to integrate that religious dimension with the day-to-day experiences of educational development. In his comments on this year's Catholic Schools Week theme, Father Thomas G. Gallagher, secretary of education for the United States Catholic Conference, stated that "many taken-for-granted aspects of school life serve to remind us of our special mission as teachers and students in the Catholic school. The teacher's chair is a constant reminder of the bishop's chair in his cathedral and even serves as a reminder ofthe pope's chair in Rome. It links the teacher's ministry of the Word to the ministry of the Word in the Church. "School uniforms," he added, "can remind students of their sense of belong~ ing to a community. Daily prayer is a reminder o~ God's goodn~ss~nd the daily Pledge of Allegiance to our flag serves as a remmder that we live 10 a country where freedom of worship is cherished by all." As we prepare to celebrate Catholic Schools Week 1989, take the time to call ,to mind the many wonderful memories that your faith has' been able to proVide you. Take the time to thank God for the gifts you have received. And let yourself celebrate this week, because wha.tyou celebrate today will be memories you will cherish tomorrow.

Called to teach as Jesus did WASHINGTON (NC) - Father Th0mas G. Gallagher, U.S: Catholic Conference secretary for education, said Catholic' Schools Week is "a good time to remember who and what we are about as Catholic educators. As our bishops told us in their celebrated pastoraHeuer ... we are called 'To Teach as Jesus Did.' We are called to provide an educational program whereby a vibrant community of Jesus' disciples becomes unmistakably evident." "To Teach as Jesus Did" was approved by the bishops in 1972. Father Gallagher and Father J. Stephen O'Brien, executive director of the Department of Chief Administrators of Catholic'Education of t~·National Catholic Educational Association, are co-chairmen of the event. The USCC and NCEA have prepared a guide that commemorates the founding of the American hierarchy in 1789, remembers U.S. saints and honors contemporary Catholic achievers. "In a world and culture where young people are more prone to see the purpose of attending schools as the needed preparation for getting a good job and making money, we are called to hold up the memory of the Lord Jesus who did not think that being God was something to be grasped at but rather emptied himself and became one of us," Father Gallagher said in a statement marking Catholic Schools Week. ' He said that motif has characterized the lives of "our brothers and sisters, our heroes in the faith, the saints. All of them, without exception, came to the realization that they had to become uniquely and personally the seed that is placed in the ground, dies, and gives rise to an abundant harvest; tha.t t~ey are called, after the example of their Lord and master, to lay down their lives so that others may have life and have it more abundantly." Father Gallagher said many taken-for-granted aspects of school life can remind teachers and students of their sPecial mission. For example, he said, history, literature and language classes can remind students of great men and women, and music and art "remind us of the Spirit we have all received and which we are called to hand on. "The memory ofJesus shOUld be so alive in ourmidst that you could cut it. It should be so evident in the way we treat'one another thai it cries out to all around that 'This is the faith; This is our faith. This is the faith of the church and we are proud to profess it!' " Father Gallagher said..

Academic excellence in diocesan grammar schools. Academic excellence is one of In addition, plans are underway the hallmarks of quality Catholic to further coordinate curriculum education. One standard of mea- content so that students going from sure used by the Catholic elemen- Catholic elementary schools to one tary schools throughout the Fall of the four diocesan high schools River diocese is the Iowa Basic might realize further benefits beTests which are given at each school cause of the link between the eleat every grade level once a year. mentary and high school curricuSister MichaelindaPlante, RSM, lum offerings. superintendent for diocesan elementary schools, indicated that virtually all students score above the ~Oth percentile in various subject areas. The typical-pupil in the The Fall River diocese has 5,850 elementary schools of the Diocese ~ youngsters enrolled in its 25 eleof Fall River, then, scores as well mentary schools and 2,860 stuas or better than 55 to 60 percent dents in its four high schools. of all students across the country There is a total of 505 full time . b d I I teachers working in the diocesan 10 compara Ie gra ... e.-:e:-v"-,e...s"'l:'~---c----'sCf'ckhno"'ot<:ls, 285 on the eleme'ntary' The tests, administered during level, 210 on the secondary. the fall, serve~s a benchmark for According to the Diocesan Dethe principals so that they. know partmentofEducation, 1987-88 bu. where to address curriculum needs gets for secondary schools reflected at each grade level. an average tuition of$2,050. Actual per-pupil costs for 1987-88 averSister Plante and elementary school administrators have been aged $2,640. The difference.between working for the past two years to the two amounts, the department says, is made up byfundraising. carefully coordinate curriculum financial aid and grants from benecontent at every grade level for factors. each of the 25 diocesan elementary 1987-88 budgets for elementary schools. In this way, consistent curriculum content can be realized schools showed an average tuition from school to school, and from of $444. Actual per-pupil costs for that year averaged $868. one grade to another.

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SISTER VERA Herbert, S USC, an educator for over 40 years currently teaching creative writing at Coyle and Cassidy High' School, Taunton, will receive a special departmental award from the National Catholic Educational Association March 29 at the association's 1989,convention in Chicago. Michael J. Guerra, NCEA secondary school department executive director, who will'present the award, has praised Sister Herbert's "many years of distinguished service to Catholic education and ~he NOEA."

Diocesan schools plan many celebration events Fall River giocesan elementary and secondary schools have many events planned to mark Catholic Schools Week. Highlights of the celebration include a performance of "Pygmalion" at a student assembly at Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, by actress Mary Louil'e Hickey. Feehan also plans a per~ formance of"The Miracle Worker." A family spaghetti supper and social kicks off the celebration Sunday at St. Joseph's School, Fairhaven. Activities there will also include a morning Mass on Monday, a student-prepared luncheon for teachers and staff, celebration

of the school's 80th anniversary with students dressing in the olden styles, an art and science fair and a slide program, "St. Joe's: AliveA Community of Memories." Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, is celebrating by inaugurating an honors scholarship for Catholic school students: Father Stephen F. Dawber, SJ, Connolly principal, has announced that the school is offering $200 towards tuition to every eighth grade student who ranks first in his or her class' at a diocesan school. Father Dawber observed that an honors scholarship "highlights Turn to Page 10

OUR LADY of Lourdes SchoQI, Taunton, student~, from left, Michael Cabral, Jennifer Miguel, Christine Stratton, Naurin Mohammad and Jennifer Vieira, are members of a group who have read a cumulative 835 books sinceTlianksgiving.

PARTICIPANTS IN a science fair recently held at St. Joseph School, New Bedford, included Eric Bastarache, son of Detecdve Robert Bastarache, who fingerprinted all individuals who watnted to hear about~his project.

.BRENDA DORSEY of St. Mary parish, Taunton. mother of Brendan Dorsey, an eighth grader at Taunf-on Catholic Middle School, has since September volunteered her time to the school library cataloging and binding books. She hopes, she says, to have the job done by the end of the year. "I'm comfortable here," she adds" "I've sent six children "~ ·.Q)(ougll.this .school." .... ~...,... '.' ~ ·.·.,.. ~···::,',,·" ..;"·.:•.·i.-"·.".~;·.,..;. ~ ~."" ... , : . ,

Many- eventsplanlled Continued from Page Eight the value ofeducational excellence, traditionally a key dimension of Catholic education in this diocese and a hallmark of schools connected with the Brothers of Christian Instruction and the Jesuits." Further information about scholarship application procedures can be obtained through 'Catholic grade school principals and from Brother Roger Millette, FIC, at Connolly. Dominican Academy, Fall River, festivities include a 9 a.m. Mass Monday in the school chapel with celebrant Father David A~ Costa, and visits by alumni, who will share memories of their schooldays with current students and

of pastor Father Robert.Kaszynski on the 29th anniversary of his priestly ordination. All students will be present. An open house will also' be on Monday. A fashion show will feature styles frpm all <t.ecades of this century, and a 'pancake breakfast, courtesy of the parish Men's Club, is also scheduled. Other events include a Grandpiuents'tea and social and a talk for parents by former parish school teacher Kathy Wrobel, now a Cathedral Camp Youth Ministry staffer, and her,husband George. Holy Family-Holy Name School, New Bedford, is hosting a Christian rock concert at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the school gym. Noted local artist Jon Polce will perform.

munity leaders will visit the school Wednesday to read their favorite stories on "Guest Readers路 Day" and a "Creating Memories Day" is planned for Friday and will include a pizza party lunch and talent show. A family Mass starts things off at Espirito Santo School, Fall' River, where classes will donate items for a school time capsule, to be dedicated Thursday evening. Grandparents will visit classrooms Tuesday and a student-teacher volleyball game is planned. Also on tap is a Thursday evening open house and Friday alumni sharing. Notre Dame School, Fall River, begins the week with a Grandparents' Day and a Parents' Day. Both groups will share memories of their days at the learning institqtion. Other gradulltes will visit and talk about their school experiences oli Wednesday. Thursday is contest day. Kindergarten and grade one youngsters will participate with posters, grades two through eight children witl:t essays. Topic for both competitions is "What Memories Will I Share with the Notre Dame Students of Tomorrow?" At a 9 a.m. Mass Friday, parish priests and school faculty, staff, students and parents will be rededicated to their Catholic education mission. Festivitesat Notre Dame also include a faculty appreciation luncheon and a talent show. The entire student body at St. Michael's School, Fall River, will celebrate with school grandparents and parish seniors at a Grandparents Bingo Game. The school reports that the event is being repeated since it was such a great success last year. A highlight of the celebration at Saints Peter and Paul School, Fall River, will come Wednesday at an II a.m. liturgy that will focus on "Alumni Memories." 1958 graduate Father Jamc;s Butler will celebrate the Mass, which will include presentation of the school's first "Distinguished Alumni Award" to 1967 grad Dr. John J. Wilding,' who recently received national attention for performing outstanding eye surgery. 1935 alumnus John Wilding Sr., the honoree's father, will accept the award for the Ohio resident.

The about 600 youngsters who will be at the show will include students from the host school, neighboring New Bedford schools St. Joseph and St. Mary; Notre Dame, SS. Peter and Paul and St. Michael schools and Dominican Academy, Fall River, St. Joseph School, Fairhaven, and St. George School, Westport. Holy Family-Holy Nameactivities also include a family dance, a teacher appreciation day, a violin demonstration/ concert with Teresa Furtado and her sisters, Marilyn Melanson and Judy Stoltenberg, and a 4 p.m. Mass Feb. 3 at Holy Name featuring music by the school's Glee Club. Observance of Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday at St. Anthony School, New Bedford, with a 9:30 a.m. Mass. Students. will be lectors and parents will be resent in the offertory procession. A house will be held Monday through Thursday and ethnic foods will be served in the school cafeteria. Monday's theme is "courage" and students will engage in activities including writing to people they consider courageous, policemen, fire personnel, emergency personnel, shut-ins and others. Students will idso participate in . events including presentation of flowers to teachers. They'will also bring in food and other items to benefit New Bedford's Market Ministries shelter. St. James-St. John Merged School, New Bedford, plans a family Mass and refreshments, a Grandparents Day and a uniformfree student appreciation day complete with entertainment and a "Make Your Own Sundae Treat." Students and parents will participate in a talent show Monday at St. Mary School, New Bedford. A family dance will be held Thursday evening and a communion breakfast is planned to follow the 8:30 a.M. Mass Feb. 5. Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, will mark Catholic Schools Week with a Mass of thanksgiving, a curriculum night for all incomiRg freshmen and a National His.tory Day program, Which will focus on the history of Catholic education in the United States. Taunton Catholic Middle School has selected a theme for each day of the week. Tuesday, themed "perseverance," will focus on the life of; St. Elizabeth Seton and the power of prayer. An essay contest themed "Communities with Memories" is also planned, as are events inCluding an open house, a math. bee, a faculty appreciation lunch ~ &II ecumenical prayer . service.



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AT ST. MARY School, New Bedford, senior citizen volunteers, from left, Everett Sowle, Ella Dutra and Ernest Madec, with some of their student charges, from left, Allison Pickup, Monique Polston and Palmer Chase.

Saints Peter and Paul also plans eyents including a school slide show, talks by graduates from the school's first classes, 1928 and '29, a roller skating party, a rap contest -and a time capsule sealing ceremony. Fall River's St. Stanislaus School SJUDENTS AT Bishop Connolly High School, Fall Rjyer,.. h()sted a Christmas party for . . hegins the week with a 10:30Lm. Cambodian refugees settling in the Fall River area. . . Monday liturgy for the intentions

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Help end abortion Dear Editor: I.f you're like me you probably' watched the plight of the whales trapped in the ice off Point Barrow, Alaska, with mixed feelings. Of course we all wanted these noble creatures to survive and make their way out to clear water. However, the plight of the whales and the national attention it captured brought to mind a less protected species, the unborn child. Sunday, January 22nd, marks the 16th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which denied legal protection of life to the innocent unborn child from conception to' birth. Ironically, after birth the same child enjoys legal protection equal to any other human being. That makes the period of time in which the child is alive in his or her mother's womb extremely dangerous. For 23 million babies since the passage of Roe v. Wade, it has meant death. Let us remember these 23 million innocent, helpless babies and their exploited mothers with prayer and the tolling of church bells on January 22nd. Let us also commit ourselves to a willingness to do something about the abortion holocaust. When Jessica McClure fell down a well in Texas the people of this nation prayed to God for her safe deliverance. Many thousands of prayers were offered, equipment and time unselfishly donated. People worked tirelessly to save her life and she was spared. United in our efforts to end the abortion holocaust we can be effective. If you would like to know how you can help, please send your name, address and telephone number to Massachusets Citizens For Life, P.O. Box 40268, New Bedford 02744. Thank you. Mary Ann Booth South Dartmouth

It Won't Work "There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do."-Freya Stark

EDICTAL CITATION DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL FALL RIVER. MASSACHUSETTS Since the actual place of residence of DAVID J. SEMAS is unknown. We site DAVID J. SEMAS to appear personally before the Tribunal of the Diocese of Fall River on Monday, February 6, 1989 at 10:30 a.m. at 887 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Massachusetts, to give testimony to establish: Whether the nullity of the marriage exists in the SANTERRE-SEMAS CASE? Ordinaries of the place or other pastors having the knowledge of the residence of the above person, David J. Semas, must see to it that he is properly advised in regard to this edictal citation. Henry 1. Munroe Judicial Vicar Given at the Tribunal, Fall River, Massachusetts, on this 20th day of January, 1989.

VATICAN CITY (NC) - The Humanity in Medicine Award, given every two years by Georgetown University, has been presented to a dissident Soviet psychiatrist who spent six years in a Siberian labor camp. Dr. Anatoly Koryagin, who was released by Soviet authorities last year and'now lives in Switzerland, recently received the $20,000 prize at the Va'tican during a meeting on longevity sponsored by the Pontifical Commission for Health Care Workers. The award, first presented in 1986, is given to a person who has contributed to the humane and spiritual dimension of care for the suffering. Dr. Koryagin, 50, worked throughout his career against the political abuse of psychiatry. As a young man he refused a post in the Soviet prison system and was relegated to a position in Siberia, where he was active in support of better treatment of the mentally

ill. In 1979 he collaborated with a clandestine commission investigating the use of psychiatry for political ends. He was sentenced to fofced labor in 1981 for his activities, and after continuing to protest against the conditions in the camp was placed in solitary confinement. He was released in February 1987. Dr. Koryagin told those at the Vatican ceremony that "between the 1960s and the 1980s, hundreds of dissidents passed through psychiatric prisons and scores of them now live here in the West.' ."Today I am free, and I sincerely hope that these systems which go against life, which do not 'represent true medicine and which are the negation of life itself, may disappear completely from my country and from every country in the world," he said. He also said some Soviet doctors falsify medical data and participate in torture of prisoners.

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (NC)Pope John Paul II will visit Indonesia this year, said Archbishop Francesco Canalini, Vatican pronuncio to Indonesia._ The Vatican official declined to elaborate on the proposed trip, but a source in the Indonesian bishops' conference said it had been informed by the nunciature of the planned papal visit. The source said the government and the church were working out details of the visit. Papal trips normally are announced by the local bishops' conference long before they are announced by the Vatican. Indonesia has been mentioned as a possible stop when the pope visits South Korea for the International Eucharistic Congress. The congress is scheduled for Oct. 5-8.

Urges exchange VATI CAN CITY (N C) - Pope John Paul'II urged Iran and Iraq to agree to an exchange of war prisoners during a private audience with Iranian Prime Minister Mir Hussein Moussavi. The pope also spoke about "religious liberty" and "humanitarian problems" during the Jan. 17 meeting, according to a statement by Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls. NavarroValls said it was the first Vatican visit by a high-ranking member of Iran's Islamic revolutionary government since supporters of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took power in 1979.



VATICAN CITY (NC) - The news media and the Catholic Church have ~'an ongoing dynamic relationship". because in-depth reporting by the media helps the church pinpoint new areas of moral concern, said the Vatican's top communications official."They are not competitors, and they should be collaborators for the common good," said Archbishop Jo~n. P. Foley, president of the Pontifical . Commission for Social Communications. "Intelligent reporting" in politics, business and sports. "can bring new needs to the attentIOn of the church," he said.

Yugoslavian bishop wants judgment on Medjugorje

Salzburg's new bishop

A controversial choice VATICAN CITY (NC)- Pope John Paul II has rejected the choices of leading local clergy to name 60-year-old Father George Eder, a parish priest, as the new archbishop of Salzburg; Austria. Archbishop-designate Eder replaces 80-year-old Archbishop Karl Berg, who retired in 1988. Salzburg is Austria's second-most important ecclesial juris~iction. Prior to the recent announcement, the archdiocesan cathedral chapter, a group of 12 influential priests, told the Vatican that Father Eder was unacceptable to them. He was not on a list of candidates they submitted to the Vatican. Under centuries-old Austrian traditions, the cathedra.\. chapter in each diocese submits a list of candidates for bishop to the pope. The p,ope then submits a list of three names - not necessarily taken from the chapter list - to the chapter. The chapter then,chooses one name for final papai approval. In an unusual move last December, the cathedral chapter publicly criticized the pope's three choices, saying none of the Vatican candidates were on their list. Father Eder was specifically criticized, as he seemed to be the preferred papal choice. Father Eder's critics said he is too conservative. They cited strong anti-communist statements in his . homilies and his position that AI DS is God's punishment of people who violate church moral teachings on sex. Other archdiocesan groups joined in the chapter protest. Austrian church sources say some of the protests are not against


Archbishop-designate Eder but against Vatican failure to take into consideration the chapter candidates. The sources say the chapter finally accepted Archbishop-designate Eder because he was the only Vatican candidate from the archdi~cese.

The naming of Archbishop Eder is the latest in a series of controversial bishops' appointments in Austria beginning in 1986 when the pope named a Benedictine monk, Father Hans Hermann Groer, as archbishop of Vienna, the country's most important archdiocese. Archbishop Groer has since been named a cardinal. As in the case with Archbishopdesignate Eder, opponents have said the bishops have been too conservative or that the Vatican has bypassed the suggestions of local Catholic leaders. In a 1987 speech to the Austrian bishops, the pope strongly defended his right to name members of the hierarchy, saying this protects the church from local factions and from domination by special interest groups "and secures appointments which are governed by the spiritual mission and communal interests of the church." The pope also asked the bishops to resolve the difficulties caused within Austrian Catholicism by his appointments. Archbishop-designate Eder was born March 6, 1928, and ordained in 1956. For most of his clerical life, he has been a parish priest or pastor in small archdiocesan towns.

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VATI CAN CITY (N C) - The ligation indefinately. Some experts Yugoslavian bishop whose diocese have argued that a church judgincludes the alleged Marian appa- ment on the events of Medjugorje rition site of Medjugorje told Vat- , cannot be completed until the visican officials he hopes the church ions have ended. Several of the will make a public judgment on young people say they still have the visions soon so that pilgrims the vision. Cardinal Franjo Kuharic of Zacan stop "deluding themselves." greb, president of the Yugoslavian "I'm certain that authenticity [of the visions) will not be supported bishops' conference, said he by the Vatican, "said Bishop Pavao thought the commission might comZanic of Mostar-Duvno, who in plete its work in another year. "The commission is working with the. past has called the alleged visions an exploitive trick. The great discretion, because this is a bishop said he gave Vatican offi- very delicate problem. There are cials a lengthy report on the back- so many elements to be analyzed ground of the case as part of his deeply, in order to find the truth," weeklong "ad limina" visit in mid- he recently said. January. "Therefore the commission is He also discussed the issue with not. going to hurry its work and is Pope John Paul II, he said. not making statements. We must While Bishop Zanic would not await until it has finished its study," discuss the contents of the talks, he he said. said he felt "supported and enBoth bishops, who once jointly couraged" by the pope's words. issued a statement calling for an Bishop Zanic said he made clear end to organized pilgrimages to to the Vatican that the alleged Medjugorje, said the pilgrims were apparitions have created tension still coming. . in his diocese. He also said he "Some come out of devotion, informed the Vatican he was not some out of curiosity and some satisfied with the current situa- under the influence of the special tion, in which pilgrimages to the propaganda put out by agencies site have continued pending a defin- seeking financial gain," Cardinal itivechurchjudgment on the matter. Kuharic said. Beginning in 1981 a group of siJS, Bishop Zanic said he was enschoolchildren said they were hav- couraged by the pope, who in a ing daily visions of the Virgin recent speech to all Yugoslavian Mary. Since then an estimated bishops emphasized the duty of several million pilgrims have priests, particularly religious, to flocked to Medjugorje, a small vil- obey their bishop. lage in central Yugoslavia. The pope cited canon law on the Most members of a diocesan point and said religious priests, investigating commission condespite the "glorious traditions" of cluded that the apparitions were their orders, should not try to act not authentic, but their report was independently of the diocese. never published. In 1987 the VatiBishop Zanic has said the events can asked that a second, wider of Medjugorje are directly tied to a study be performed by a nationlongstanding conflict between the wide commission of church and diocese and local Franciscan friars. medical experts. The Vatican's docThe Franciscans maintained the trinal congregation is also followfaith in the region for centuries, ing the case closely. but in recent decades have someBishop Zanic said there is "tretimes refused to transfer their conmendous pressure" being brought trol of local parishes to diocesan on the Vatican and the Yugoslaclergy, thus opposing the bishop vian church to continue the invesand their own order's superiors. In the most recent case, two of the priests were expelled from their order iil 1982. Bishop Zanic said he began to doubt the authenticity of the alleged' VATICAN CITY (NC) - Priest- apparitions at Medjugorje when ly fon~ation is the theme selected the Virgin Mary, in a reported by Pope John Paul II for the next message to a seer, was said to have world Synod of Bishops, the Vati- sided with the two expelled Francan announced. The Jan. 19 ciscans against the bishop. Bishop Zanic has also accused announcement said the theme of the 1990 synod will be '!Priests and the Franciscans who run the MedTheir Formation in the Modern jugorje parish of disobeying his World," The month long synod will instructions on several matters retake place at the Vatican Sept. 30- lating to the apparitions, inciuding Oct. 28, j 990. It will be the eighth his disapproval of pilgrimages and ordinary synod since t1:te gather- his ban on pilgrimage Masses. The Franciscans have said the ings were instituted by Pope Paul VI in 1965. The last ordinary synod, instructions are unenforceable, and in 1987, dealt with the mission of that they have a duty to provide the laity in the church and the pastoral care for the people who come to Medjugorje. world.

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Parishioners sig~ up to help quints family AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (NC) _early; their weights ranged from 2 - The pastor of Sacred Heart pounds, 9 ounces to 3 pounds, 7 Church in Auburn Hills, Father E. ounces. Although they were in Dennis Herrity, is forming a list of stable condition, they do have medparishioners willing to help care ical problems associated with prefor some of the newest members of mature birth, a Sinai nurse told his parish - the quintuplets born The Michigan \Catholic, Detroit Jan. 5 to Mary Jo and Billy Wilson. archdiocesan newspaper. One of the first things the Wil"A lot of people were praying sons asked for after the two boys for us," Mrs. Wilson said. "I felt if and three girls were born was that God was going to give us this gift, nothing would be wrong." the infants receive a blessing from . a Catholic priest. The Wilsons are thinking about Father Russell Kohler and mem- moving out oftheir three-bedroom bers of the pastoral care depart- home to a larger house. Mrs. Wilment at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, son also hopes to return eventually where the babies were born and to her job as a reliability analyst at will probably remain until mid- a General Motors plant. Her husMarch, gathered with family mem- band works there as a mechanic. bers Jan. 6 in the neo-natal intensive care unit for the blessing. They were blessed in the order of their birth: Cameron Patrick, Anthony Michael, Shelby Nicole, Rebecca Irene and Elizabeth AshDETROIT (NC) - Eleven ley. A baptism, with 10 godparents, Catholic parishes have joined with will be scheduled for a 10 a.m. six Protestant churches in the Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart after Michigan county of Macomb to the babies are released from the provide winter shelter o'n a rotathospital. ing basis to local homeless persons. Called "McRest" (Macomb Mrs. Wilson, 30, and her 34year-old husband, who is Baptist, County Rotating Emergency used the fertility drug Metrodin, Shelter Team),. the program but the multiple births were a sur- requires each participating church prise, she said. They had also used to agree to shelter about 30 homethe drug prior to the birth'of Brad, less persons for one week. Joyce Steele of St. Athanasius now 2-and-a-half. Bed rest was ordered for Mrs. . parish, McRest chairwoman said Wilson when it was discovered last the program should continue until summer that she was pregnant. On April. Parishes and churches prepare July 25, she miscarried a fetus. She went to the doctor thinking and serve an evening meal and she was no longer pregnant, but an breakfast, volunteer four parishultrasound test showed another ioners to stay with the clients each four fetuses and the "shadow" of a night in case of an emergency, and wash bed linen two to three times a fifth. "You never think it could happen week. Ms. Steele modeled the program. to you," she told reporters. "It was a big shock to me, for one thing, after the Southeast Oakland Shelbecause we had already tried the ter, which she had seen while living drug, and we only had one using it. in a parish in Berkeley, Calif. When she moved to St. Athanabefore." Mrs. Wilson's doctor suggested sius last year, she started talking to using selective abortions to ensure local church and community groups the survival of at least one of the about starting a similar program. She found that two area shelters babies. But the Wilsons declined. "I'm anti-abortion and not just had served 518 homeless persons last winter, but turned away 2,000 because I'm Catholic," she said. more for lack of space. - An ultrasound performed when As the temperature has dropped she was three weeks pregnant with Brad showed the tiny fetus and a this winter, Ms. Steele estimated beating heart. "You can't tell me the need for shelter has increased there's no life when there's heart- by about a third. In addition to shelter space, beat," she said. Episcopal, Lutheran and Catholic Mrs. Wilson had been in the hospital for two and a half months churches have made monetary when the quints arrived nine weeks donations to the program.

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LANSING, Mich. (NC) - The Lansing Diocese has sent Michigan members of Congress 21,000 petition cards calling for a comprehensive test ban treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union. The treaty would require both countries to halt testing and development of nuclear weapons. Bishop Kenneth J. Povish of Lansing presented the petitions to Michigan senators, representatives and congressional staff members. Bishop Povish said 10 percent of the diocese - 21,089 people has "gone on record to say that the development of new nuclear weapons must end." He said the petition drive addresses a moral rather than political issue. "Our people are Democrats and Republicans and independents, and because they believe that the mass destruction of life in any nuclear exchange would be wrong, because they feel the resources used to create weapons would better be used in fostering life and the quality of life, they have signed the petition," the bishop said. Sixty-eight of the dioceses's 93 parishes participated in the drive, a diocesan response to the U.S. bishops' 1983 pastoral letter, "The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response." For several months, parishes educated members on the test ban . issue with material provided by the diocesan Peace and Justice Commission. The culmination of the drive came when the diocese marked its annual celebration of Peace Sunday with the signing of the petition cards in the parishes. Rep. Dale E. Kildee, D-Mich., a native of St. Mary Parish in Flint, accepted petition cards and praised the "courage and wisdom" of the parishioners who signed them. "I use the words 'wisdom and courage' because in a highly charged political climate, peacemakers - especially those supporting proposals - are not always held in unalloyed esteem," he said. "The Sermon on the Mount would probably be subjected to several technical and clarifying amendments in today's Congress," Kildee said.

Problems end v ATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II and Burundi's new ambassador to the Vatican have indicated an end to church-state problems in the African country where, under the previous military regime, missionaries were expelled, church property confiscated and restrictions placed on Mass. The pope expressed "great satisfaction" that the new government "reestablished the church's rights." He spoke at a recent Vatican ceremony in which he received the credentials of Sebastien Ntahuga as Burundi ambassador to the Vatican. More Power

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. You might find it helpful to write down your "evidence." This will force you to think through the situation in a specific way. It also will help you be more articulate in By talking with your mother. If it is possible for you to tell TOM your mother about three or four incidents when she was angry at your'brothers and sisters. but took LENNON it out on you, that might help her see a pattern and lead her to make a greater effort to change. Is it always and absolutely necessary to postpone a confrontation like it when we are wrong and our ears are being bombarded with the - with your mother over such incidents? reasonable truth. No. At times the wrong being Indeed, this sometimes can make done to you may be so clear-cut. us even angrier and more irraand evident that you may be able tional, sad to say. to point it out briefly, cleadY, So it probably is better to postcalmly, forcefully and without anpone a confrontation with your gry yelling. mother until sometime after her This can be effective if done well anger has simmered down. Try to and without the intention of stirwait for a time when she is well-fed ring up antagonisms. and well-rested. Calmly and quietly, But it seems somewhat riskier tell her you have a problem you than the approach mentioned would like to discuss with her. above. Then refer to the incident when Only you can decide which apshe was mad at your brothers and proach y,ou think will be the most sisters but took it out on you. beneficial in your particular situaMake sure, however, that you tion. are dealing with facts. Be prepared Your questions are welcome alto bring forth strong evidence that ways. Please send them to Tom the situation is as you have desLennon, 1312 Mass. Ave. N.W., cribed it: Be certain that you have Washington, D.C. 20005. not simply imagined it and are misjudging your mother.

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Fall River's St. Jean Baptiste School has presented certificates to December Students of the Month. The kindergarten through grade eight winners were Carol Phelan, David DaPonte, Jessica O'Neil, Kelly Arruda, Jill Dias, Shaun Skeffington, Melissa Pilotte, Wesley Garell and Brian Castonguay.

out to 12 one time for a school By Christopher Carstens The negotiation starts sometime - dance or some other well-superaround age 12 and continues until vised activity. you move out on your own. Almost When you come home safe, sober every teen wants more freedom and well, your parents will feel and independence than his or her calmed about having let you stay parents feel ready to give. out later. And they will be more The-specific issue may be going likely to let you stay out the next to a dance or spending the night at time. As part of your program of' a certain friend's house. The arguments kids use pretty much boil reducing parent anxiety, whenever down to "Trust me, I'm responsi- you go out be sure to leryour parble and I can take care of myself." ents know where you're going. Doing that every time may seem Parents are likely to answer, like a pain, but nothing scares par"Wait a minute. I'm not so sur~~" ents more than having a teen "out The truth is, parents are' scared there somewhere in the night." about their teenagers growing up Since you get more freedom when and going out. Parent 'fears usu- they're less worried, keep them ally ~evolve around the big three: ' calm - tell them where'you11 be. Finally, make it your own prisex, drugs (including alcohol) and vate rule to come in between five car accidents. No matter how sure you are that you won't get into. and 10 minutes before your partrouble, YO\lr parents still are going' ents: expect you home. If they say be in at 12, walk, through the door to worry. It's th"eir job. at II :54. This is absolutely no But the more they worry, the harder than getting. home at 12:05 less freedom you'll get. and it has an amazing effect on You can help your parents com- parents,. fortabiy give you more freedom by While this is really only a few helping them worry less. There ' minutes different, anything before isn't any magic formula, but by curfew seems quite early to your calming their fears you gradually folks.-You look incredibly reliable can get some more space. It won't and trust~orthy. It's something happen all at once, but if you are like charging $9.55 for a book patient things eventually will move instead of$IO.It seems lots cheaper in your direction. though there's only a tiny difFirst, start small. Presenting your ference. parents with a major rule change is Since your parents don't start certain to make them nervous. If getting really worried until you're you go into the kitchen and an- late, coming in a few minutes nounce, "I've been coming in at 10 ahead of time avoids all that cononweekends and I think it should cern. It doesn't cost you much but be 12 instead," your parents have it will translate directly into more to consider letting you stay out freedom in the months ahead. every weekend from now on. Re- You'll never invest a few minutes quests like that bring out the fear any better. in parents. Remember, the goal is to help. Instead, start by asking about a your parents give you more freeparticular event, one that is, safe dom. The' less they worry, the and where there will be plenty of more chances you'll have to get supervision. Ask if you can stay out and around. -

BARRY FINCH, center, a staffer at Father Bruce Ritter's New York Covenant House, with Charles Rice, left, and Richard Boiros, confirmation students at St. Joseph's parish, Taunton. Finch spoke at the church about Covenant House, a shelter and sanctuary for street kids facing problems including prostitution and drug abuse. He was presented with proceeds from a confirmation class bake sale and a check from Vincentians.

Hogan scholars named

The Rev. John F. Hogan Scholarship Fund, initiated in 1986 in memory of the late pastor of St. Julie Billiart Church, North Dartmouth, has announced that for the academic year 1988-89 $6,521 in scholarship assistance has been awarded to area persons studying at Providence College. Father Hogan served St. Julie parish from its 1969 formation until his Aug. 7, 1986, death. The scholarship fund committee, chaired by Atty. William J. Synnott, established the fund at Providence College because Father Hogan was an alumnus. 1988-99 awards range from $500 to $1 ,500. Recipients are New Bedfordites Elizabeth Shaughnessy, Kevin J. Humason and Renee Berthiaume, 'respectively a junior, a freshman and a senior honors student majoring in chemistry; North Dartmouth sophomores Melissa Haskell and Ann Marie Regan; Somerset freshman Susan Ann Periera and freshman business/ accounting major Darren C. Sylvia of Acushnet. Atty. Synnott congratulated the scholarship recipients, expressing the hope of all involved with the Hogan fund that each would succeed academically and follow the example of Father Hogan by maintaining a cheerful disposition'and a willingness to offer encouragement and a helping hand to others. Fund organizers note that Father' Hogan, a priest for 41 years, "was admired, respected and loved by all who had the good fortune of knowing him. The 'people's priest,' as he was so often called,

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his possibly crooked police commissioner brother (Harvey Keitel), the frustrated women in their lives (Susan Sarandon and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and the vulgar, loudmouthed mayor (Rod Steiger) who is supposed to be orchestrating the murder investigation. Excessive profanity laced with sexual vulgarities and an anti-clerical remark, some nudity and irresponsible sex. 0, R

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FATHER HOGAN was a friend to all, and his boundless energy, vibrant personality and endless unselfishness were inspirations to young and old alike." Initially, over $126,000 was raised to establish the Hogan Fund. It was placed in trust at Providence College where the income it generates is used to provide scholarship aid. The fund continues to accept contributions. Anyone wishing to make a present gift or a testamentary bequest may contact Providence College or Atty. Synnott, P.O. Box R-62, New Bedford 02740, telephone 999-1539.

Policy condemned LONDON (NC) - The bishops of Brazil have condemned the government's policy toward a northern Indian tribe and called for expulsion of prospectors from tribal territory, a London-based Catholic organization said. The bishops acted after figures showed that the number of prospectors in the Yanomami tribal area increased to 100,000 in 1988 from 20,000 in 1987, said the Catholic Institute for International Relations.

An unforgettable teacher' school and became very involved with the teaching sisters. "We had a better rapport," she said, "and we were better able to deal with children." Sister Huriey taught first grade for a total of 19 years. She' had shorter stints as instructor of second and third grade classrooms, taught special education for one year and reading and religion to junior high students for four. In addition to the schools mentioned, she taught at Fall River's former St. Louis School; St. John School, New Bedford, now part of St. James-St. John School; New Bedford's St. Mary School and St. Matthew School in Cranston, R.I. The youngsters she sees now are 7-to-15 year old boys and girls, with reading problems. About 20 years ago, when she was on St. Matthew's staff, Sister Hurley received an unexpected remember us?-type phone call 'from Jay Fitzgerald and Ray Ethier, students from that first classroom who were reminiscing after returning from Vietnam. In November '87 Fitzgerald called again, this time with classmate Tom Gill. He began the conversation as he had 20 years earlier: "Is this the Sister Sean who used to like to hear [us sing] 'Goodnight Irene?' " The now-grown student later told his former teacher that he'd

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bumped into many of his old classmates and wanted to plan a reunion. That get-together was held late last year in Pawtucket, organized by Fitzgerald, Gill and other classmates. 35 to 40 of those 62 first graders attended, many bringing spouses. Many, Sister Hurley said, came "from a distance, for which I was extremely pleased."

Symbols following film reviews indicate both g~neral and Ca!holic "Mississippi Burning"(Orion PicFilms Office ratings. which do not tures) - Alan Parker's fictionalized version of the 1964 murder of always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for . three young civil rights activists in general viewing; PG-13-parental Mississippi that sparked the largguidance strongly suggested for chilest FBI manhunt in history, drew dren under 13; PG-parental guidinternational attention to racism ance suggested; R-restricted, unin America and incited more viosuitable for children or young teens. lence against blacks in the comCatholic ratings: AI-approved for munity before the Klan-perpetrated children and adults; A2-approved case was solved. Gene Hackman for adults and adolescents; A3and Willem Dafoe star. Excessive approved for adults only; A4-sepaviolence, much profanity. A4, R rate classification (given films not "Tango Bar" (Zaga Films-Beeo morally offensive which, however, require some analysis and explana- Films) - A beautifully filmed and choreographed anthology of tango tion); O-morally offensive. Catholic ratings for television dancing set in Argentina and' movies are those of the movie house framed by the personal and political musings of a fictional trio of versions of the films. cabaret performers (Raul Julia, Ruben Juarez and Valeria Lynch) New Films about to be reunited on stage after "Deepstar Six"(Tii-Star) - Sub- a IO-year split. In Spanish with merged for six months in the English subtitles. Implied sexual Pacific, II underwater experts un- impropriety. A3 settle a mysterious monster, when Film on TV they dynamite its deep sea cave for a U.S. missile site. Has about as Monday, Jan. 30, 9-11 p.m. EST much menace as a clogged drain. (CBS) - "That's Life" (1986) Some sexual suggestiveness and Fumbling self-centered husband rough language and several inci- (Jack Lemmon), preoccupied with thoughts of old age and death. is de~ts of gruesome gore. 0, R "The Dressmaker"(Euro-Ameriean Films) - Based on the 1973 novel by Beryl Bainbridge, this somber and flawed British film sketches the story of three troubled women - two aging sisters (Joan Plowright and Billie Whitelaw) and their young niece (Jane Horrocks) - who live too close for comfort in a lower middle-class flat in wartime Liverpool. Brief nudity and sexual overtones and a graphic scene of violence. A3 "The January Man"(MGM)Implausible New York cop thriller about a serial,strangler focuses on the eccentric antics of a supersleuth investigator (Kevin Kline),

Attendee homes included Washington, D.C., Delaware and New York. "One student had just returned from California after being away for 15 years," Sister Hurley said..

insensitive to the needs of his wife (Julie Andrews) as she awaits the results of a cancer test. Has few genuine moments. A3, PG 13 Religious Radio Sunday, Jan. 29 (NBC) "Guideline" - Science writer Elliott Spiegel discusses why some people find UFOs and other unexplained phenomena appealing.




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The sister didn't know that the party was in her honor and "neady dropped dead" at seeing her relatives there, she said. Sister Hurley's sister, Margaret Dorsey, told The Anchor that she told a party attendee that she had "never heard of a first grade reunion." "You never had your sister. for first grade!" was the answer.. Several parents of class memberS attended ("I thought that was wonderful," said Sister Hurley) and other sisters from St. Joseph's were invited, too. Sister Hurley .said she heard from Fitzgerald, now a grandfather, over the recent holidays. "We're going to stop by," he told his teacher. "Don't wait another 20 years!" she answered.




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fteering pOint, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, TAUNTON The parish's adopted Ethiopian child, Alimes H. Kiros, is doing well, according to pastor Father John J. Steakem, who recently heard from the agency through which the church community sponsors the youngster.

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ST. PATRICK, SOMERSET Women's Guild meeting with business session 7:30 p.m. Monday, parish center; Pastor Father Brian J. Harrington will make a slidepresentation about the Holy Land; new members welcome. New ushers and lectors welcome; information: Father Harrington, 672-1523. FIRST FRIDAY CLUB, ·FR The club, believed to be the oldest first Friday group in the country, begins its 43rd year with a meeting Feb. 3 at Sacred Heart Church hall, Fall River; suppera·nd talk by Bridgewater State College history professor Dr. Philip T. Silvia, who has written ·two books on Fall River's past, follow 6 p.m. Mass, church; all Catholic men welcome; information: Daryl Gonyon, 672-4822. ST. ANTHONY OF THE DESERT, FR . Exposition of 'Blessed Sacrament noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 5; holy hour 5 p.m.; St. Sharbel Chapel. ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT Liturgy committee meeting 7 p.m. Sunda~ . ST. ANTHONY, MATTAPOISETT Lenten mini-retreat directed by Father Robert S. Kaszynski Feb. 26 to 28. ST. JAMES, NB Senior choir needs new members; informatio·n: Steve Massoud, .990-0806. . ST. PATRICK, WAREHAM Survey meeting 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29, hall. Youth Mass II :30 a.m. Sunday. CAT H E D R A L CAMP, E. FREETOWN Bridgewater State College Catholic Center weekend retreat today and tomorrow. St. 'Elizabeth Seton parish, N. Falmouth, confirmation I retreat tomorrow and Sunday. Holy Cross parish, S. Easton, retreat tomorrow and Sunday. ST. KILIAN, NB Healing service 3 p.m. Sunday, church; all welcome; information: Pastor Father Paul R. Guido, OFM, 992-7587. NEWMAN LECTURE, SMU Southeastern Massachusetts University Newman Lecture Series talk, "Universal Aspects of Hinduism," by Madhusudan Jhaveri; noon Monday, Board of Governors room, Student Center; information: 999-8224. O.L. MT. CARMEL, SEEKONK Youth ministry meeting begins with Mass 6:30 p.m. Sunday, chapel. Fourth Renew season, themed "Discipleship:' begins weekend of Feb. 4/5. DCCW,NB Diocesan Council of Catholic Women New Bedford district presidents' meeting 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, St. Mary's Church hall, New Bedford.


ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON St. Joseph's Guild meets Feb. 7. The parish congratulates Bill McCarthy of its Vincentian conference, who has been named secretary of the Vincentians' Taunton District Council. ORDER'OF THE ALHAMBRA Fall River's Leon Caravan will participate ina region one council meeting at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at Our Lady of Grace Hall, 59 Nichols Street, Everett. BLESSED SACRAMENT AUORERS Holy hour 7 p.m. Monday, St. Theresa's Church, New Bedford; celebra'nt: Father Mark R. Hession, parochial vicar, St. Mary parish, New Bedford; includes exposition, prayer, homily, meditation and Benediction; refreshments; all welcome. Exposition at St. Theresa's after 9 a.m. Mass Fridays to 7 p.m. Benediction. Information: Angelo DeBortoli, 996-0332. CHRIST THE KING; COTUIT/ MASHPEE New adult choir members welcome; information: Brian Gilbert, 428-1680. Food pantry (for needy persons) donations may be left at church entrance, Youth ministry basketball needs teen players and coaches and referees; information: 420-1409. Youth ministry meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, SWANSEA Holy hour 7:30 tonight includes adoration, Benediction and prayer. LaSALETTE CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN LIVING, ATTLEBORO Silent retreat directed by Father Gilles Genest, MS, and Sister Patricia Cocozza, SND; "Draw Deeply from the Well" guided retreat directed by Norene Dupre and Father Edward Bourque, MS; both retreats Feb. 17 to 23; program for adult children of alcoholics begins Feb. 13, ends June 12; leaders: Norene Dupre and Father Roger Plante, MS; information on all events: 222-8530 'D OF I, ATTLEBORO Daughters of Isabella Alcazaba Circle meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, K of C Hall, Hodges St. Attleboro; Grand Knight Clifford Pearl of Mansfield will speak. HOLY NAME, FR Women's Guild meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 7, school hall; Fall River Herald-News columnist John McAvoy will speak about the city's neighborhoods: all welcome.

Bread of Life plans Bible study Fall River's Bread of LifePrayer Community, in conjunction with Blessed Sacrament Church, Fall River, will study the Book of Genesis through the Little Rock Scripture Study program, beginning the evening of Feb. 15 at Blessed Sacrament Church. "The purpose of this study," note organizers, who have been conducting Little Rock courses for seven years, "is to open your heart and mind to God. Reading Scripture is not mere reading for the sake of reading. It is an opportunity to listen to God, who loves you." All persons are welcome to participate. Genesis study will take place during two semesters, a soon


CATHEDRAL, FR Senior Citizens' meeting Feb. 2. ST. JOSEPH, F AIRHAVEN Prayer meeting tonight, rectory. Cub Scout Pack Night 5:30 p.m. Sunday, church hall.

to begin seven-week series of classe~ and a six-week block in the fall. Mass will precede each lesson. Information and reservations are available through February 8 from Blessed Sacrament pastor Father Rene Levesque, 672-5473, and Mary and Fred Demetrius, 644-2375.

, African meeting v ATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II has asked African church leaders to organize a spe- . cial meeting to foster "pastoral unity" on continent wide church problems. The meeting will be "a privileged moment on the road to faith" of Africans, the pope said Jan. 6. He did not announce the date, place or topics to be discussed at the meeting, but named a commission of nine African bishops to begin organizing it. African bishops, priests, theologians and lay leaders had requested such a meeting.


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