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By Father John F. Moore

Editor Traditionally, in this diocese, February is Anchor month. This year February 10 is Anchor Sunday. In setting aside this time :for subscription renewals to our own diocesan paper, those responsible for the pastoral care of souls in our parishes are given a wonderful opportunity to promote the Catholic press. In the secular age in which we live, where truth is rare, this opportunity should not be looked upon as just another diocesan "collection." Rather, it should be viewed as a time of renewing efforts to promote a spirit of community in our diocese. Our newspaper has as one of its chief objectives the bringing to all the people of the diocese the Good News of the Gospel as it bears upon today's world. But second only to this is its continuing effort to unite the people of God by means of a free flow of area and diocesanwide news. The Anchor is dedicated to the truth of Christ, not the falsity of Madison Avenue. It

is intended that the paper first and foremost be a mirror of today's 路church. . Beyond this, The Anchor must be seen by those responsible for the care of souls as a means of adult education, which in the decade of the 80s means evangelization. In this context all should find firm support for the role of the Catholic press in this work in the words of Our Holy Father in his historic address to the American bishops in Chicago. The pope told the bishops that "the Catholic press and other means of social communication are called to fulfill a special role of great dignity at the service of truth and charity. The church's aim in employing and sponsoring these media is linked to her mission of evangelization and of service to humanity; through the media, the church hopes to promote ever more effectively the uplifting message of the Gospel." If we are to take to heart this duty of promotion as described by Pope John Paul, then all concerned should extend every effort to make this Anchor subTurn to Page Six

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Pro-lifers are undeterred cold, weary feet by WASHINGTON (NC) - Tens of thousands of pro-lifers from across the nation participated in the seventh annual March for Life, marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision overturning most state restrictions on abortion. As they marched past the White House they vowed to make the pro-life issue heard throughout the 1980 elections. When they reached Capitol Hill they heard a message from one presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan, supporting the prolife cause and calling for a human life amendment. Sen. Richard Schweiker (R.-Pa.) delivered Reagan's message. The pro-lifers stood in a steady rain with temperatures in the mid-40s as pro-life senators and representatives cheered on the pro-life cause. Sen. Jesse Helms (R.-NC.) and Rep. Robert Dornan (R.-Calif.), sponsors of a human life amendment, addressed the crowd. Singer Anita Bryant told the crowd she would "blend my voice with yours" on the abortion issue. "We need to get back to God's principles," she said. "We need to stand up for the right to life - that's basic." The march opened with a prayer led by Bishop Thomas Welsh of Arlington, Va., noted for prolife activities, including picketing abortion clinics.

Quoting from Proverbs, Bishop Welsh prayed, "Rescue those being led away to death." Busloads of marchers, some of whom had travelled 12-14 hours, spilled into the Ellipse. Organizers of the march said that the crowd was over 100,000 but estimates by U.S. Park Police said 28,000 and by the Capitol Police, 45,000. One Ohio marcher said more than 750 people from her state attended a pro-life breakfast before the march and almost 250 were turned away. Bascom, Ohio, sent about 10 percent of its population to the march almost 40 people. Pro-lifers from South Dakota said they spent a day and a half on the bus to Washington. The marchers sang as they carried their banners up Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol. A few made the trip in wheelchairs or baby carriages, as the march encompassed all age groups. One pro-lifer sat on a fence watching. If his feet hurt, there was good reason. Bill Smith had walked 3,500 miles from San Diego to show his. support for life. Smith had been arrested at the Supreme Court Jan. 18 for carrying a pro-life sign and was out on bail for the march. Originally he was charged with two misdemeanors and a felony, but the felony charge was dropped.

The march was a kind of reunion for the 30-year-old prolifer, who had spent more than six months walking across the country. "I stayed with prolifers all the way," he said, adding that he had seen many of them in Washington. Marchers made it clear that pro-life is not only a Catholic issue. Some carried signs that said "Baptists for Life" or "Protestants for Life." Orthodox Jews from New York were also in the march. Earlier they had held a press conference to express their belief that public funding of abortion is "a damnable outrage that merits open non-violent resistance by an aroused public." Five Jewish organizations, led by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the Uriited States and Canada, called upon American voters "to send into political oblivion any candidate for public office who does not unequivocally declare his opposition to abortion on demand and the use of our tax money to finance this." Rabbi Leonard Oberstein of Baltimore addressed the crowd on Capitol Hill and the Rev. James Robison, an Evangelical minister from Fort Worth, Texas, led prayer in the rain. Nellie J. Gray, president of March for Life, introduced the Turn to Page Six

Priest forecasts China- US military rel'ationship OSSINING, N.Y. (NC) - A military alliance between th.e United States and China appears almost inevitable in the wake of the Iran and Afghanistan crises, according to a priest who has specialized in China studies, and he's not at all displeased by that prospect. "What happenetl in Afghanistan was a shock treatment for the Chinese," said Maryknoll Father Ronald Saucci, director of media relations for his worldwide community, and one-time missioner in Hong Kong. He recently returned from a two-week trip to China. "For mutual defense reasons, I feel that some kind of an agreement is necessary and inevita-

ble," he' said. At the same time, Father Saucci regretted the circumstances drawing the two countries closer together. "A year ago," he said, "with the normalization of trade relations I said I welcomed the development, but wished that it might have come about for brotherly reasons rather than economic. Now I have to add 'rather than military.''' Father Saucci made his comments路 in an interview at Maryknoll headquarters in Ossining, N.Y. The trip - his first to the People's Republic after several stays in Hong Kong - fulfilled a long-time dream and enabled

him to put his language training to use. The affable, bearded Maryknoller completed two years of studies at the Chinese University in Hong Kong, specializing in the Cantonese language. "The true miracle of China," he said, is that they could close the door to the world for 30 years and survive as one of the stronges pepole in the world. Look at the numbers alone: one of every three people in the world is Chinese; there are almost a billion of them in China alone." There are pragmatic reasons on both sides for the anticipated alliance, which Chinese officials Turn to Page Six


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LA PAZ, Bolivia (NC)--Catholic and Protestant leaders are lending strong support to peasants' efforts to get better crop prices and curbs on inflation. Peasant protests have: included blocking highways and reducing food, supplies to urban centers. The Bolivian Catholic Bishops' Conference issued a call for justice for farmworkers, and an ecumenical group voiced "solidarity with the striking peasants."

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (NC)-Faced with increasing factional conflict, Archbishop Osc~r Romero of San Salvador held emergency meetings with the political leadership of El Salvador and took to the radio and the press to exhort the rich and the poor to conciliation for the common good. The archbishop, who has emerged as .a key peacemaker and defender of social justice in El Salvador, chastised businessmen and the armed forces for a wave of repression, and other groups for their terrorism.

TOKYO (NC)-The Japanese Catholic Council for Justice and Peace has started a letter-writing campaign to seek the release in South Korea of South Korean poet Kim Chi Ha. Kim is being detained on charges of preparing internal disturbances and violation of the Anti-Communist Law, said a letter signed by Bishop Nobuo Soma of Nagoya, moderator of the Japanese Catholic organization.

PRO-LIFE PROTESTANTS pass the White House during the Washington March for Life. (NC Photo)


WASHINGTON (NC)--A federal law that helps groups monitor the practice of "redlining" by banks and other savings institutions should be renewed before it expires this summer, the U.S. Catholic Conference has told the Carter administration. Francis J. Butler, USCC associate secretary for domestic social development, in a letter to Stuart Eizenstat, President Carter's chief domestic adviser, urged the administration to give strong support to renewal of the 1975 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.

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Fr. LevesqlLle jubilee fet{~ Rev. Edmond R. Levesque, pastor of Our Lady of Grace Church, North Westport, will mark his silver jubilee of priestly ordination at a Mass at 4 p.m. Sunday. A reception and banquet will follow at White's restaurant, North Westport. Among those in attendance will be Father Levesque's two sisters and seven brothers. They include Brother Richard Levesque of the Brothers of Christian Instruction and Father Arthur Levesque, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Church, New Bedford. Born in Fall River, the Jubilarian attended Notre Dame School, the former Msgr. Prevost High School and Assumption College in Worcester before entering St. John's Seminary, Brighton. He was ordained Feb. 2, 1955 by Bishop James 1.. Con~ nolly. Father Levesque has always served in Westport, at St. George parish from the time of his ordination until 1973, and at Our Lady of Grace since that time. Since 1968 he has been director and chaplain of the St. Vincent de Paul Camp complex in North Westport, comprising day and overnight boys' camps sponsored by the. diocesan Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Nazareth day camp for exceptional children. He also serves as chaplain of St. Isadore the Farmer Council, Knights of Columbus, and as a defender of the bond in the diocesan matrimonial court. Summing up his priestly work was the theme of a testimonial dinner given in his honor in 1973 on the occasion of his appointment to Our Lady Cit Grace parish: "I love children, people, my work and most of aU I love God."


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Bishop Daniel A. Cronin presided and many diocesan priests concelebrated the funeral Mass of Sister Agnes of Jesus, CCD, 90, who died Jan. 12. She was a founding member of the cloistered Carmelite Monastery of Christ Crucified and Mary Mediatrix in South Dartmouth. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Charles and A'gnes Lewin, she entered the Carmelite order in 1915, moving to South Dartmouth in 1966. She was one of eight children and had a brother and two sisters in religious life. They were the late George A. Lewin of the Fall River diocese and the late Sisters Mary Augustine and Mechtilde, both Sisters of Mercy.

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THE INSIGNIA of the religious communities of women active in the Fall River diocese are represented as tributaries of the river that dominates the diocesan coat of arms in this striking banner created by Sister Gertrude Gaudette, a.p.

Senate: By Sister Ricarda Wobby, RSM The Sisters' Senate of the Fall River diocese was organized during December, 1972 and January, 1973. Eight sisters representing as many diocesan communities came together to coordinate efforts and gather information regarding the needs of area religious women. The first formal meeting of the sisters elected to the new body was held June 2, 1973. It was primarily a time for each member to meet her colleagues and to reflect prayerfully on the common commitment to the diocese and to each religious community. Meetings in autumn 1973 and spring 1974 were devoted to preparation of the senate bylaws and on March 30, 1974 an open meeting was held for all sisters of the diocese. At this time the goals of the senate were shared and a tentative program on the theme of Women as Reconcilers, and Healers was established. During the 1975-1976 season, senate members heard a number of speakers, including Father Robert S. Kaszynski, then president of the priests' senate, and Claudine Schachner, who explained the programs of the' United Farmworkers. Discussion sessions dealt with vocations, the bicentennial and the activities of Network and the National Association of Women Religious.


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The 1979 program was highlighted by a November Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Cronin in recognition of sister jubilarians. Thirty-six sisters were honored, one marking 80 years in religious life, two marking 65 years, 10 60-year veterans, 17 &olden and six silver jubilarians. A luncheon followed the Mass. During the ceremonies, a banner bearing the insignia of the communities ministering within the diocese was presented to Bishop Cronin. It was the work of senate member Sister Gertrude Gaudette, O.P. The present senate officers are Sister Cecile Lebeau, CSC, president; Sister Dorothy Byrne, SF, vice-president; Sister Maryanna Thompson, PBVM, secretary; Sister Ursula Hamel, RJM, treasurer. Fifteen senators represent the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Sacred Hearts Sisters, the Sisters of Providence, the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, the Sisters of St. Dominic, the Sisters of Char~ ity of Quebec and the Sisters of Mercy. Most of the other communities active in the diocese have been represented on the senate from time to time during its seven years of existence. "These women religious," say the senate of-ficers, "are rekindling the spark of love to strengthen and unify the efforts of the sisters in promoting religious endeavors within the diocese of Fall River."


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themoorin~ Please, No Single Issue There can be little doubt that the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviets is not only a threat to the fragile stability of world order but also had a more than dramatic effect on the American political scene. Taken together with the prolonged agony of the Iranian tragedy, it would seem that the basic domestic issues that face Americans in their everyday struggle to survive in the supermarket or at the gas pump will be buried in the turmoil of foreign involvement. Fundamental problems on the home front will be covered by the smokescreen of war games. Question that affect the day-to-day well-being of each and every citizen of this land will be swept aside in the rush to regroup and reorganize military preparedness. In the rush to rearm, little attention will be focused on the questions of runaway inflation, health insurance issues, exorbitant oil profits, government support of abortion, and the many other problems that are a plague on our house. For an incumbent president, the political implications . could not be better. For all practical purposes we have a repeat of the political strategy that was masterminded during the days of Roosevelt. If world tensions remain the same or grow in severity, Mr. Carter will never have to take to the campaign trail. He will have only to appear behind his presidential desk' in the oval office proclaiming the gospel of patriotism. Yet honesty must point out that resolutions to the many issues that permeate our homefront will not be reached by mere flag waving. . To be sure, we must be willing to serve the national interest, to maintain a state of preparedness and to persuade potential aggressors. of the futility of their ambitions. Given the sophisticated espionage of other world powers, this country should develop effective means to counteract such activities. However, the American people should not be misled by their political leaders. They should not become mere pawns of the international syndicates that seek unlimited profits and corporate earnings at the expense of individual and personal freedoms. Not one drop of American blood should be shed for one drop of oil for capital gains! To seek a peaceful solution to international crisis has always been part of the American dream, no matter how removed and remote this ideal may seem in the turmoil of world events. This ideal should always be the motivating force in seeking solutions to foreign issues that irritate the body politic. Yet in no way can we dream away the very stormy domestic situations that have brought the ship of state to a virtual standstill. War should never be a solution for domestic problems. International involvement should never become a means to unravel the knots of national difficulties. During these early days of presidential politics the people of this land should not be hypnotized by a singleissue campaign of foreign involvement. All presidential hopefuls should be held accountable in addressing the many difficulties that face our land during these admittedly trying times.


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'Whilst thou airt alive and in health '~hou shalt give thanks, and shalt praise God, and shalt glory in his mercies.' Ecclus. 17:27

He wants to return By Ethel Gintoft Dressed in a handsome corduroy business suit, Michael Denis Cullen looked different from the man Who stood trial in Milwaukee 11 years ago for burning draft files to oppose the war in Vietnam. But' after talking with him, worshipping with :'1im and visiting his home, still a house that welcomes the homeless and feeds the hungry, :~ realized that Cullen still speaks, lives and breathes faith. His energy is still boundless, though, at 37, he is six years older than when he was deported from the United States to his native Ireland. He still loves the United States and yearns to return, especialy for the sake of his wife, a native of Omega, Wis., and therefore a U.S. citizen and of his children, all of whom are U.S. citizens. Cullen was deported for interfering with administration of the draft law. He and 13 others, the Milwaukee :4, were found guilty of breaking into a Selective Service office in Milwaukee, removing draft files and burning them. His conviction followed a trial in which t1:e judge permitted 15 character witnesses in his behalf. Taking the stand, Bishop Charles Buswell of Pueblo, Colo., who knew him well, testified that Cullen was reputed to be a saint. Efforts to appeal the depor-

tation ruling have not moved the immigration authorities. Sen. William Proxmire (D-Wis.) has introduced a private bill asking permission for Cullen's return and Rep. Henry Reuss (D-Wis.) has agreed to introduce similar legislation ir:. the House if the Senate measure passes. Several people close to the Senate subcommittee on immigration and naturalization have said the bills would be more Iikeiy to pass if Cullen were assured of a full-time paying job in the United States. "It's not as if I am a criminal," Cullen said. "It's not as if I haven't willingly paid the price." He and the others who invaded the draft board notified the press and waited to be arrested. He served almost a year in the federal prison at Sandstone, Minn. "We broke a law, yes, but not to rob or steal for personal gain," he said. Throughout the trial he contended he was only trying to put the immorality of theVietnam war on trial. When the Cullens and the four children they then had first arrived in Ireland, they lived for a while in a vacant guest house in County Kerry. They had no elctricity or plumbing. Cullen worked on finishing boats. The 200-year-old-two-story structure in which they now live, Belcamp House, has been rented to them since 1975 by a family whic::t charges only a penny' a year rent. The family

simply wanted the mansion to be used for the church. The Cullens turned it into a hospitality house, with doors and larder open to those who come. Since giving a retreat in a Redemptorist high school in Dublin, Cullen has more and more felt called to a ministry to youth. He would like to be ordained to the permanent diaconate, which is not yet permitted in Ireland. "Our experience here has been good," said Mrs. Cullen, a former registered nurse. "It's broadened my understanding. But the United States, well, that's home. Sure, in a way, we have a portable home; home is wherever we are. But, well, maybe it's memories. Even the older children remember. Willie wants to go to medical school and says he'll go back even if we don't. That would split up our family." Mrs. Cullen said she never worries about income. The retreats, weekends of renewal and lectures that Cullen gives usually bring in unrequested stipends. "Mike is so busy I have to tell him to give us some time," she said. "It could be non-stop. We're not millionaires. We'll never be rich. But we have all we need." She too believes their return to the United ,States is a question of justice. Her view is that her husband broke the law, but willingly served time in prison. He has paid the price. "But," as he said, "there's a limit to that payment."

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thur., Jan. 31, 1980

E'arthly riche.s


By A group of young people in a midwestern Catholic high school were recently asked what they wanted most out of life. A majority answered, "To get rich." It's an appealing goal. Most of us would enjoy driving an air conditioned Corvette, listening to our own quadrophon::c sound system, vacationing in Hawaii at least once a year, and. having two homes, one in Ma.ine and one in Florida. The security of a $150,000 yearly salary would also be nice. But is it okay to make these earthly riches the main goal of our days on earth? A friend of mine, a young man named Terry, answers: "For the Christian, wealth can't be the number one priority. Just look at some of the greatest Christians. St. Francis of Assisi and Mother Teresa of Calcutta - to name only two turned their backs on wealth." Terry might also have mentioned Jesus. When he was proclaiming the good news of the reign of God, he didn't even have a home of his own. And one day a rich young man came to Jesus asking, "What good must I do to possess everlasting life'?" From his youth he had kept all the commandments, and he said, "What do I need to do further?" Jesus then told him, "If you seek perfection, go, sell your


possessions, and give to the poor. You will then have treasure in heaven. Afterward, come back and follow me." When the young man heard these words, he was sad and left Jesus. The young man had many possessions and could not give them up (Matthew 19:1630). Through the centuries many great saints, known and unknown, have followed an opposite course, heeding Jesus' words - "give to the poor." In our times the United States, as a nation, has been exceedingly generous in helping less fortunate countries. Americans are noted for their readiness to give money to all sorts of causes. Even so, the words, "sell your possessions, and give to the poor," is not the most popular phrase in America today. We cling to all sorts of possessions motorcycles, dishwashers, cable television, gas-guzzling cars, stereo sets and many records, and deep-freezers. Many of us, if we could visit "Fantasy Island," would choose to inherit a billion dollars. That, for many, is The American Dream. It must be said, too, that sympathy for the poor is not widesprea,d today. Indeed some seem to have hardened their hearts to the cries of the needy. Some say the poor have only


There are certain things I've said in my lifetime that I hope go unremembered. Comments like, "My child will never ..." and "there's no excuse for letting yourself get out of shape," are just a couple. One that rings in my ears more frequently than I like to admit was my assessment as a teacher of gullible parents who believed their children when they said they didn't have any 1')mework. So guess who's got a child who never has any homework? We don't always have to wait till purgatory to expiate for past judgements, I'm discovering. Anyway, we sailed along .for nearly half a semester with our homeworkless child happijy watching TV until h:.s report card came with notat:.ons that if he had done his homE~work his grades would be in better shape. We are faced with the frustrations of all parents who have children who never have any homework. How do we know if there's homework on a given evening and if there isn't any, how can we insist that our child spend time on it? Well, we've found a rather effective way of insuring that homework gets done and I offer it here to other parents with the same problem who, I'm finding, nur.:tber into the thousands. We set aside a minimal homework hour for this child. If he doesn't have any, we give him some of our own. It's amazing

how rapidly he begins to have homework from school. The first time we tried it, it was in exasperation. We had set homework from 7 to 8 p.m. and he said he forgot to bring home his spelling words: "That's okay," I said, "I'll make up a list." And I did. His mouth flew open when he realized that before he was done, he was going to have to know the meaning and spelling of all 25 words I gave him. When he missed three, I gave him the opportunity to extend his homework hour to write each word in complete sentences 10 times. The next evening he brought homework in spelling, math, and science. Since then we've had to assign homework only a few times. Once I assigned him a theme on finding old bottles, a hobby of his. It was interesting but shoddy so we gave him the opportunity to extend homework hour to recopy it. The next night he studied hard for a history test. Here's a handy list of assignments for parents of children who never have homework. Revise them to fit the age of your child and don't - repeat don't - feel guilty or apologize for assigning them. They are basics every child should know and you are giving him an opportunity to know them better so you are a Good Parent even though you will be labelled a Mean Parent by your indignant learner. 1. Spell all states correctly. 2.




themselves to blame for their unfortunate condition. Still, the message of Jesus remains to challenge and perhaps startle us. "How happy are you poor," he says. "The reign of God is yours" (Luke 6:20). And he offers this advice, "Do not lay up for yourselves an earthly treasure . . . Remember, where your treasure is, there your heart is also ... You cannot give yourself to God and money . . . Your Heavenly Father knows all that you need. Seek first his kingship over you, his way of holiness" (Matthew 6:19, 21, 24, 32, 33). But swimimng against the powerful tide of materialism is not easy; it may be next to impossible in these affluent days. So what's a Christian to do? He or she might begin by listening repeatedly to the words of Jesus and pondering the way in which he lived. One might also beg the Lord for a change of attitude and a clear view of the dangers of riches and the advantages of a simple lifestyle. Then one might make some small beginning . . .


Learn the capitAls. 3. Name the Presidents in order. 4. Write two pages on your favorite pastime. 5. Practice perfect handwriting by recopying a newspaper editorial. 6. "Looking up" practice: write all Moores, Johnsons and Sullivans in the phone book along with their phone numbers and addresses. 7. Learn the books of the Bible. 8. Draw a map of the U.S. and put in all the states. 9. Rewrite some of mom's old recipes that are getting dogeared. 10. List all the tools on dad's workbench. Learn to spell them and tell their use.

[necrology] February 15 Rev. Joseph G. Lavalle, 1910, Pastor, St. Mathieu, Fall River Rev. James C. Conlon, 1957, Pastor, St. Mary, Norton February 19 Rev. Andrew J. Brady, 1895, Pastor, St. Joseph, Fall River Rev. Leopold Jeurissen, SS. CC., 1953, Pastor, Sacred Heart, Fairhaven February 20 Rev. James H. Fogarty, 1922, Pastor, St. Louis, Fall River

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The Catholic statistics game is being played again. The current issue of the Offidal Catholic Directory lists some 49.6 million Catholics, an alleged decline of 200,000 from 1978; a finding which has led to considerable editorial comment about the decline in Catholic church membership. The "Kennedy directory" of statistical methodology is so bad that its Catholic population total simply ought not to be published. Variations from year to year are worthless, based on the old statistical dictum of GIGO - garbage in, garbage' out. National sample surveys, over the course of the past two decades, consistently indicated that Catholics are slightly more than 25 percent of the population - with almost no variation from year to year. The National Opinion Research Center General Social Survey, with almost 11,000 respondents during the 1970s, estimates the Catholic population at 25.3 percent which projects to 55.1 million American Catholics. One can be solidly confident that as far as enumerable Catholics go, our projection is much closer to the truth than the Kennedy directory numbers. But it is still too low. Like all other interviewing organizations, NORC underenumerates Hispanics, though perhaps not quite as badly as the census does, because Hispanics are more afraid of the government than they are of private organizations. I would half-guess/half estimate that another 4 to 5 million Catholics, many of them undocument~d aliens, ought to be added to the Catholic population in the United States so that one could say with close to total certainty that the American Catholic population is somewhere between 55 and 60 million and perhaps even somewhat larger. What can one say of a human organization that underestimates its membership by 10 million people? The statistics in the Kennedy directory are not bad by accident. Pastors and bishops both tend to underestimate their population to protect themselves from diocesan and national hierarchy assessments. Such procedures are understandable and perhaps even laudatory, but if one is going to do any reasonable planning at all for one's population, then one needs some other method of getting at its size. There is, in fact, a demo-



graphic technique which is relatively inexpensive by which one could construct an age/sex pyramid of the American Catholic population, estimating not only the total number of Catholics but also their division by 5 or 10-year age categories and by sex. I'm not going to reveal in this column how much such estimates can be made (and they are remarkably precise, by the way). I am simply going to make an offer to any interested Catholic organization to do it for them if they are willing to pay the costs. Nobody is going to take up this offer. It's a lot better, you see, to humble along in the dark. In a recent issue of the excellent Catholic newsletter, Overview, dedicated to analyzing the alleged growth or alleged decline of American Catholicism (with various writers quoting various statistics - all of them undocumental), Boston Globe religion writer James Franklin is cited as alleging there are 12 million former Catholics in the United States. Mr. Franklin is a superb journalist and I am sure he didn't make the number up, but rather is quoting someone else, doubtless one of the simpleminded evangelization enthusiasts who are spitting numbers these days the way a baby spits up milk. Our data, based on a national sample of 11,000 respondents, would indicate that 4 percent of the American population over 18 who were raised Catholics are no longer Catholics. That figures out to be 6 million people rather than 12 million. Such a loss is nothing to rejoice about. My only point is that 6 million is not 12 million and that 12 million is simply a false statistic. So next time someone says to you that there are about 50 million Catholics in the United States, you say no, there are more likely to be 60 million, and when they say there are 12 million "fallen ways," you say no, there are only 6 million. Accurate statistics, heaven knows, don't solve the problem, though it may be much more difficult to solve the- problems in their absence. If the Catholic church of the United States has troubles today, one of the reasons may well be that we are so dumb we underestimate our population by perhaps 10 million and we overestimate our losses by perhaps 6 million. One is reminded of the passage in the Scriptures in which it is asserted that when the blind lead the blind, everyone falls into the pit.


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Pro-Lifers Continued from Page One speakers and urged marchers to lobby their senators and representatives for a human life amendment. "Not even 'a little bit of abortion'" was Miss Gray's theme for the seventh pro-life march, "seven marches too many," she said. At the end of the afternoon wet, tired pro-lifers walked the halls of the Senate and House buildings, wearing red roses to symbolize life and searching for their elected officials. .At each entrance to the Capitol and the office buildings they left picket signs with rainsmeared messages - "Let them live" and "Every abortion kills a child."


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Nobel taxfree NEW DELHI (NC) - Mother Teresa of Calcutta, winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, will not have to pay a tax on her prize money of $192,000, an Indian government spokesman said. Tpere had been press reports that India would tax Mother Teresa, but the spokesman said such reports were a surprise to him and the government had no intention of taxing the nun.

Anchor Continued from Page One scription renewal time a period when sincere efforts are made on all levels of diocesan life to stimulate and support this work of evangelization. We can no longer afford mere reminders of this important work from those who voluntarily assume the responsibility of leadership in the pastoral ministry of the church. Despite differences and diversities, we must not be divided on this work of evangelization. Truth and' fidelity are too precious and too endangered to be relegated to the realm of trifles or tokens. It is the hope and desire of each and every member of The Anchor staff that each reader will share in our efforts to fulfill the mandate of Our Holy Father in this work of evangelization by renewing his or her subscription. In this way all of us will truly be doing our part to make truth a more integral part of our own life and the life of the world in which we live.

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Gr~ley's recent venture 1S to THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fal.1 River-Thur., Feb, 7, 1980 mobilize a crusade of "Catholic scholars all over the world to gerve notice on the Holy See that until the processes (sic) be• come fair, - and per~onnEil become competent, - they will simply not open mail from the Inquisition." ROUTE 6-between Fall River and New Bedford Let's revolt, shouts Greeley, against the "idiocies" proposed by "men who do not understand One of Southern New England's Finest Faci~ities .,. do not want to understand . . . will not accept whatever Now Avai'a"'e fOl answer... will not permit anykind of fair or impartial process." BANQ~ETS, (Don't worry about truth:oT orthodoxy Roman Catholic "AposFOR DETAILS, C"LL MANAGER - 636-2744 or 999-6984 tolic style.) And so our noble knight of orthodoxy fumes indignation and \ self-created righteousness. We can expect more of this vitriolic criticism in the coming weeks as he continues to advise the Holy Father on how io run the church in Rome "A1nerican" style; how to ~stablish due process without insisting too much on conform-,~ , 2-WAY RADIO ity or acceptance of basic dogmas in the Creed; also with charitable and meek recommendations on how and whom to eliminate so many incompetent incumbents . . . how to --. fill the .po~itions wyh Greeley Pat!Y cotene protegel". .

near Editor: , For some time Congress has been. moving to a reVision of the Federal Criminal Code of Laws under the leadership of Senator Edward Kennedy and Congressman Robert Drinan. An original abolish the federal laws dealing in ob$Cenity was checked· by the protest of concerned citizens. A working d~t of revision has now been- submitted for enactment by both Houses of Congress this year. Those working drafts severely weaken the fomrer obscenity laws to such a degree as to open the way to 1dmost \U\t:Ontrolled traffic in -obsceility on the national level. There are presently 'only fourm~j~r fed~rpl(Statutes on obsceni~ ~. ~aling with . the, airwaveS, inte~dte t~ portation of 'obscene materials, .importation of obscene materDear Editor: ials, and the obscene use of the Our senior citi~ens at St. United States Mails. Francis Village have''fl cancelled , It is urgent that these exist- stamp project. It is ~n interesting laws be not disembowelled ing endeavor. for them, while at in devious fashion by the reyis- .the same time they can raise ion as now proposed. Citizens funds for our retirement village. concerned for public decency They will be grateful for forshould make known to the mem- eign, commemorative U.S. bers of Congress their repudia- stamps, airmail, postag~ due, tion of this travesty of moral special delivery, and particularly lea~rsbip~ insisting that the 16<; ancf over, besides the comminimum' existing laws be re- mon stamps.. tained and enforced. All types of tax and trading Warren A. Murray, stamps are welcome also. President It is important that half-inch Morality in Media margin of paper be aro~nd the of Massachusetts stamp to protect it from damage, if at all possible. With rising postal rates, we urge bene~ factors to use third class mail Dear Editor: in sending the stamps. ' With all due respec;t, I would God's blessing on you for this like' to know why Father Anservice to our senior' citizens. drew M. Greeley's articles conFr. Philip Marquard, O.F.M. tinue to appear in the Anchor. St. Francis Village In my opinion, Father Gree1 Chapel Plaza ley's attitude is one of disresCrowley,Texas 76036 pect, as he incessantly downgrades the Church of wnich he is a member, and criticizes our Holy Father, -to whom he owes Dear Editor: allegiance! In addition to many shortIn these trying times, it comings, including limited seems . to me that what the knowledge on many subjects people of God are looking for and condi~ioris, the Holy Father is some good solid teaching. had the temerity and audacity of coming to the United States Alice Beaulieu without seeking a prior briefNew Bedford ing from Father Greeley on at· titudes and general status of catholicity among American Catholics•. Dear Editor: Pope John Paul really needs; After reading the Jan. 10 edition of The A'nchor, which car- a mentor. And who is better ried Rev. A. Greeley's column, I qualified for such a responsible position than the most obedient, am sick to my stomach. Perhaps you can explain some- most discreet, most wise, most thing he said: "there is nothing prudent, most knowledgeable they can do now, that would Father Greeley himself. _ To date, Father has failed to drive us out." Of course he was referring to someone else's re- blast the Holy Father's Peace mark, but tell me who is he re- Day mess~ge. I suspect 'it won't ferring to when he says "they"? tarry, since it contains a few Obviously he must _m.ean the direct blows that might sting a Pope, in which case he is being little in expressing truth that disobedient. And in that case doesn't quite conform to the he should go find a church or Greeley philosophy of orthoreligion of his own with his own doxy.

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PHILADELPHIA (NC) - The pastor of the most remote parish in the United States is a Philadelphian whose 125-member community is only three miles from the Soviet Union. Jesuit Father Thomas Carlin is pastor of Little Diomede Island in the Bering Straits. Three miles across the international date line is Big Diomere Island, the westernmost part of the Soviet Union.

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'Egg lady' feeds junkies TUCSON Ariz. (NC) -- Few sounds intrude on the silence of the great chapel of the Sisters of the Benedictine Order of Perpetual Adoration in Tucson. Always a lone nun kneels before the altar, veiled in black, hands clasped and eyes closed, praying for the world and all its people. She prays for 30 minutes and then another nun takes her place. The prayer has remained unbroken since the first Benedictine sisters came to Tucson 103 years ago. It is intended specifically for the desperate, confused, lost and hungry, people with pI:oblems, without homes" without food or family. About 11 years ago, one nun concluded that another step could be taken to ease the burden of those who shuffled by the big adobe house of ;prayer. They were junkies, alcoholics, petty thieves, and they were hungry. So she began feeding them at the back door of the convent, egg sandwiches in the morning and sausage sandwiches in the evening. Word of the nun and her free food spread fast. Last year she passed out some 50,000 sandwiches to the walking wounded who came to her back door. The junkies and the alcoholics with the dead eyes call her the Egg Lady. She is Sister Estelle Shaffer. Explaining why she feeds those who come, the tiny, fragile, 62year-old nun said simply, "They are hungry and we have food." Sister Shaffer handles the daily feeding herself. Many of the older nuns are afraid of the young people who fill the_ green gardens behind the chapel to receive their sandwiches. They pray that Sister Shaffer won't be killed by one of them.

The police have occaSionally hauled away rapists and murderers from the gardens, but that doesn't faze the Egg Lady. "I feel secure with them," she said. "God wants his work done and he takes care of me." She has never been assaulted or abused, although she meets the hungry alone at the back door. She said anyone who touched her would be taken care of by the others. During the daily ritual, the hungry walk up to the door and shuffle off with a sandwich and a cup of coffee. They rarely say anything. Sister Shaffer calls the men "Sir" and never asks questions or talks religion. For many the damage done by drugs and alcohol has made basic speech nearly impossible. "I get a negative ascension from the sister," said one, his eyes wild and rolling, his words a garled- jumble. "The birds tweet and I'm a wizard. Don't tell anyone I'm a wizard or the badge will fall off," he added, dribbling coffee into his tangled beard. His arms were swollen with scabs and the pupils of his eyes were the size of pinholes. His big hands, acting on their own, accdientally squeezed his sandwich into a doughy ball. The little -nun merely smiled. She's seen it all at the back door. When the hour was over, she wheeled her cart back into the kitchen and went to the great chapel to pray for the man with the pinhole eyes. She also prays for the middleclass men of the neighborhood who verbally abuse her for feeding the junkies. They say the vagrants have brought crime -to the nice neighborhood and that Sister Shaffer should stop feeding them.

But authorities say that crime in the neighborhood is almost non-existent and they credit Sister Shaffer, explaining that crime would bring the wrath of the police down on the drifters and threaten the free food, so they behave themselves. The Tucson convent houses 32 sisters, nearly all old and ailing. They admit that their neverending _prayer is in jeopardy. But until they are gone, they will continue to pray in 30 minute shifts before the great altar, and Sister Shaffer will continue to pass out sandwiches with no questions asked. "I'll feed them until there is no more need," she said, as if that day might actually come. "And I'll pray .until I'm gone."

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God's gift to each other By Father .John Castelot The wisdom of Israel was concrete, practical, down-to-earth, covering every aspect of human life. Good examples of it are to be found in the books of Sirach and Proverbs. Given the importance of the man-woman relationship, it is not surprising that these books have a great deal of advice and comment on the subject. The reaction to this material on the part of many a modern reader will undoubtedly be something like "male chauvinism, blatant sexism!" And this would be a fair and understandable reaction. These books were written more than 2,000 years ago in a Mideastern setting, and they reflect the attitudes of a definitely male-oriented society. Women

were respected and often sincerely loved, but they come through in this literature as basically weak, untrustworthy, scheming, dangerous. Yet in the midst of all this although still from a man's point of view, we read some truly beautiful appreciations of women, as in these lines from Sirach: A good wife is a generous gift bestowed upon him who fears the Lord: Be hench or poor his heart is content, and a smile is ever on his face . . . Like the sun rising in the Lord's heavens, the beauty of a virtuous wife is the radiance of her home. These thoughts call for further reflection. God showers many gifts upon his children

even without their asking. What more important gift can he give a man than a wonderful wife? Could anyone pray for a more precious gift and, having received it, should not one thank God every day of his life? One's gratitude can only grow deeper when one sees many wretched marriages. The contrast is enlightening, and this same book of Sirach does not hesitate to bring it repeatedly to mind: There are three things at which my heart quakes, a fourth before which I quail ... A jealous wife is a heartache and mourning and a scourging tongue like the other three. A bad wife is a chafing yoke; he who marries her seizes a scorpion. A drunken wife arouses great anger, for she does not Turn to Page Thirteen

Disappointed in each other By Jerry Bartram


'The momentary glimpses we have of each other in marriage can grow and mature.'

The eternal Thou By Eugene J. Fisher "All real living is meeting ... The extended lines of relations meet in the eternal Thou . . . the Thou that by its nature cannot become It." These pregnant words sketch the central thought contained in Martin Buber's work, "I and Thou." Buber's insights have had and continue to have tremendous influence on Christian as well as Jewish thinkers. Buber was a German-Jewish philosopher forced to flee his homeland because of Hitler's plan to exterminate all Jews. Out of this cauldron of hate Buber brought a simple yet profound message of love. It is a doctrine that can shed much light on our understanding of the true meaning of marriage. Buber begins by showing that most relations between people are whe::t he calls "I-it" relations. That 'is, we do not approach the other 'L an end but as a means to atta;1ing our own purposes. When we go into a store, for example, we do not meet the salesclerk as a person, but as someone who has something we want. We may say "hello" and chat about the weather. If we have known the clerk before, we may even ask about the family.

But such a relationship is not a true meeting for Buber. The other is not for us a living person so much as an instrument by which we hope to gain something. This instrumentality characterizes our business relations and many of our social relations. Most of us, in our lives, have many acquaintances but only a few people we could truly call friends. There is another type of relating that Buber would see as a true meeting. This he calls an "I-thou" relationship. It is very rare in our lives. In an I-thou meeting we try to know others as they truly are and we open our own hearts and our dreams to them. There is no subterfuge, none of the dodges we normally use to hide part of ourselves. We stand before them whole and naked, in the spiritual sense of that term. We accept them fully, with all their imperfections. And we are expected in turn, with all of our weaknesses and faults fully understood. We love and are loved despite and even because of our flaws. In such encounters we become fully ourselves, a complete "I" to respond to the true "thou" of the other person. We recognize the other as an integral Turn to Page Thirteen

They had no money. They were driving from New York to Denver because they thought living in Colorado would make them happy. But they fought all the way. On the outskirts of Denver the tension in the tiny car was so great that Jim pulled over and they got out. There was a rainbow in the sky - behind their backs. "I began to feel a little desperate," remembers Kathy. "What were we to de? What could I do to change the situation? I felt I was the prisoner of my moods." For the Webbers that moment outside Denver when they could no longer bear being trapped together in the car was symbolic -of all the low points that surprised and dismayed them during their first year of marriage. They had met seven years before as counselors at a summer camp. Jim saw in Kathy "a very deep person, a person of tremendous potential." She was "a challenging person. She had her own ideas." She was drawn to him because of his patience, his kindness, his willingness to forgive. "I think the strongest thing was his relationship with God." It "didn't deper..d on me." She liked that. He was 22 and she was 20 when they formed what was supposed to be a perfect union

in which high principles and mutual love met. ,So what was the problem? "We expected fulfillment from each other, but we did not know how to change ourselves." They expected to help each other grow. But before they knew it, they were up against their own limitations. Kathy thought the emptiness in her life would be filled through marriage. But it wasn't. She found herself unable to for-

get or forgive either herself or him. For his part, Jim was amazed at some aspects of his own â&#x20AC;˘ nature, his very strong temper, for example. A few days later, shaken by what they both felt, they decided that what they might need was deeper spirituality in their lives. Even though religion was important to them, perhaps they were not sharing this part of their lives. Turn to Page Thirteen

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Sarah was a beautiful woman. She wanted to be married. But people thought she was possessed by evil spirits. No one would marry her~ One day Sarah was so lonely and sad that she prayed to God to let her die. But God loved her and answered her prayer in his own way. About the same time, in a far off town, a young man left home to find a wife. Tobiah was a handsome young fellow. His father, Tobit, insisted that he marry a Jewish girl from among their own kinfolk. So the young man set out for a distant town. It happened to be the town where Sarah lived. Tobiah did not know Sarah. Sarah did not know of him. God was bringing them together.


God sent a messenger, Raphael, to be Tobiah's companion. Raphael knew God's plan. So he led Tobiah not just to Sarah's town but to her house.


As Tobiah traveled, Raphael told him about Sarah. He described how beautiful and intelligent she was. He said she was one of Tobiah's kinsfolk. Her family were devout Jews, who honored God. As Raphael talked about the lovely Sarah, Tobiah knew he would like her very much. He was eager to meet her. When Tobiah and Raphael arrived, Sarah's parents welcomed them. Just then Sarah walked into the room. Tobiah knew right away that he wanted to marry her. Not only was she Turn to Page Thirteen


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• A Verd2Lde E A Vida Dirigida pE!10 Rev. Edmond Rego Que sio Os Sinais Dos Tempos? Cristo fala dos sinais dos tempos. Na passagem de S. Mateus (16:2-3) referindo-Se aos tempos messianicos, diz aos fariseus: "Ao atardecer dizeis: vai fazer born tempo, porque 0 ceu esta avermE~lhado. E de manha: hoje havera temporal, porque 0 ceu tern urn avermelhado sombrio. Entao, sabeis discernir 0 aspecto do ceo e nio podeis discernir os sinais dos tempos?" Joao XXIII foi quem deu actualidade aos sinais dos tempos. Na convocatoria solene do Vaticano II soube vislumbrar, atraves dos sinais dos tempos, esperan~as de tempos melhores contra os agoureiros de desgra~as. E na seu Pacem in terris concluiu cada urna das suas quatro partes com a enumera~ao dos sinais que mostram Deus a agir, a partir deles. Paulo VI, a 17 de Abril de 1969, antes de ir a Genebra, discursou sobre os sinais dos tempos; na sua primeira enciclica, Ecclesiam suam, diznos: "Ha que estimular na Igreja uma aten~ao sempre vigilante aos sinais dos tempos e uma abertura indefinidamente jovem, que saiba provar de tudo e ficar corn 0 born ern qualquer tempo e circumstancia. 1I o Vaticano II consagra 0 termo: os sin~is dos 1:empos sao ate uma das ideias mestras do Concilio. Uma das suas importantE~s consti tUi~oes, Gaudium et Spes, aborda os grandes problemas que hOjE~ preocupam 0 mundo, partindo precisamente da analise dos sinais dos tempos. Adopta urn novo estilo e lan~a as bases duma nova orienta~ao na teologia. Que sao os sinais dos tempos? A comissao encarregada de elaborar a Constitui~ao Gaudium et Spes deu-nos esta defina~ao: "Sao os fen!menos que, pela sua generaliza~ao e frequencia, caracterizam uma epoca e exprimem as necessidades e aspira~oes da humanidade actual." Segundo esta definicao e outras de Gaudium et spes, temos nos sinais dos tempos estes cinco elementos: 1) Factos ou fenomenos historicos gerais e frequentes. 2)Estes acontecimentos encerram desejos ou anseios da humanidade. 3) 0 homem torna consciencia, nao so individual, mas tambem colE~ctivament, da transcendencia desses valores. 4) A Igreja, presente no mundo, deve detecta-los. 5) Corn a luz da fe deve procurar descobrir neles a presen~a e a ac~ao de Deus na Historia do mundo. Portanto, a Historia e urn lugar teologi,co, urn lugar da presen~a de Deus. Deus nao estalonge. Esta na 1greja, no mundo, na historia e trabalha~a humanidade a partir de dentro.Um teo logo moderno, nurn estudo interessante sobre os sinais dos tempos, diznos: "Deus est~l implicado', profundamente implicado, ern qualquer fenomeno de ci~iliza~ao, de cultura, de reivindica~ao social, etc. Deus nao fica fore i~pass!vel, porque, a partir da Cria~ao-Incarna~ao, esta totalmente dentro~

For children Continued from Page Twelve beautiful and intelligent, but kind and sensitive. Soon Sarah went with her mother to help prepare dinner. Her father, Raguel, chatted with the two men. He learned that Tobiah was the son of Tobit, a distant relative of his. He was delighted. While they were waiting for dinner, Tobiah whispered to Raphael, "Ask Sarah's father if I may marry her." Raguel overheard. "Tobiah," he said, "eat, drink and be merry tonight. No man has more of a right to marry Sarah than you." But Tobiah objected. "I won't eat or drink anything until the marriage is agreed to." Sarah was secretly wishing for the same thing. She wanted to marry and she was attracted to Tobiah as soon as she met him. God's plan was unfolding. Raguel called for Sarah and placed her hand in Tobiah's. Sarah's mother brought in a scroll. Raguel drew up the marriage contract and sealed it. Then they sat down to dinner and had a great celebration. After dinner Tobiah prayed: "Blessed are you, 0 God of our fathers . . . You know that I take Sarah as my wife because I love her very much. Be good to us and allow us to live together to a happy old age." Sarah said, "Amen, amen." Next day there was a huge wedding feast. The celebration

Di.sappointed Continued from Page Twelve "I felt enthusiasm," Jim remembers, "the desire to grow together in our rapport with God." Kathy recalls that they began to think more of one another rather than so often of themselves. Eventually the' things they did for one another - little things like washing the supper dishes, taking out the garbage - became acts of love rather than things that had to be done for the sake of peace. Of course they did not find the utopia they had envisioned when they married; but what they did find was the courage to start over again instead of retreating into hurt silence. Their problems are not unique. People in love tend to focus only on their good points. Faults seem to fade into the background. But none of us is perfect, and marriage is the closest relationship between people, revealing the strengths and weaknesses of both parties. Jim and Cathy found the key to their problem in letting Jesus, the author of love, fully into their lives. Their help came from the Focolare movement, begun in World War II by a group of young people in constant danger of death by bombing. These people determined to live the Gospel message every day. The movement grew and is still growing. A central address is: Focolare Movement; P.O. Box 496; New York, N.Y. 10021.

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lasted 14 days. Then Tobiah took Sarah home with him. They lived many years together and had seven children. They loved one another to the end of their lives.

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Continued from Page Twelve part of our own lives. For us, the other is an end and not just a means to an end. And for them we become an end as well. These are the "extended lines of relations" of which Buber speaks. Building such lines is or should be what marriage is all about. 'People, however, are finite. We . can only gain such total glimpses of each other temporarily. Even these brief moments of true "I-thou" are possible, Buber would argue, only because of the eternal "Thou" who constantly offers himself to us in full love. The love that we share together is a reflection of the absolute love that God, our Creator, offers to us at all times. It is a love that by its nature cannot become an "it" for us or for its giver. As our Creator, God knows us more fully than we know ourselves. Wondrously, the eternal "Thou" accepts us fully. And so the momentary glimpses we have of each other in marriage can grow and mature. In the light of love we human lovers come to live more and more in the state of an "I-thou" relationship. From this point of view prayer becomes an acknowledgment of reality. The eternal Thou creates and sustains all our joy in each other and in ourselves. Since the lines of our relating to one another meet only in God, we know that we can meet one another truly only in and with God. For God is love.


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God's Gift Continued from Page Twelve hide her shame (Sirach 26,5a, 6-8).

Of course, what is true from the husband's angle is true from the wife's, for by the gift of God they now belong to each other. Writing specifically of the marital relationship, Paul expresses the underlying principle most clearly: "The husband should fulfill his conjugal obligations toward his wife, the wife toward her husband; equally a husband does not belong to himself but to his wife" (1 Corrinthians 7, 3-4). They are God's gift to each other, reason for joyful gratitude, but reason, too, to keep oneself a welcome gift and to give daily cause for thankfulness. And reason also to recognize maturely and realistically that one is not and cannot be a perfect gift - to accept the fact that one's mate is not and can· not be a perfect gift either. It would be childlishly naive to think otherwise and it would set one up for unreasonable disillusionment and bitter disappointment. Husband and wife are precious gifts to each other; precious, but never perfect.




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Dioces,e schools With the national theme "The Catholic School - One of the Family," observance of Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday. It will be marked in diocesan schools by open houses, family Masses and a variety of special events. At Taunton Catholic Middle School, students will take over teaching chores during part of the week, finding out how it feels to be on the other side of the desk. A full week is planned at St. Joseph's School, New Bedford, kicked off on Monday by Spirit Day, when each student will dress as another member of his or her family and will participate in essay and poster contests. On Tuesday, Ethnic Day, national costumes will be worn and an international buffet will be served. A community open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an evening social for parents will highlight Wednesday. Thursday will bring "Swap Schedule Day," when students can attend classes in the grade of their choice. The week will conclude with a Friday Mass. At Holy Name School, Fall River, families will attend a Schools Week Mass at 10 a.m. Sunday. Open school will be held Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and a parents' meeting, open to the public, will' follow at 7 Tuesday night. It will feature a showing of "Future Shock" and discussion on its meaning for children. , It will be Appreciation Week at St. Anne's, Fall River, where there'll be a special day each for pupils; parents and families; teachers; the school itself; and everyone involved in any way with Catholic education. Parents and diocesan educa-

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WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE tors are invited to Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, at 7:30 Wednesday night. They'll hear Father James Bowler, SJ, principal of Fa:.rfield Preparatory School, F.lirfield, Conn., speak on "We Must Be Doing Something Right: Families in Catholic Schools." A weeklong schedule is planned at Bishop Gerrard High School, Fall River, beginning Sunday with an 2thnic fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mass will open the program. A film showing, ethnic food sampling, a display of crafts and a musical program will follow. Each school day will have a different emphasis, adapted from the national family theme. They will include "We are different, we are one;" "Your class as family;" "Brothers and Sisters in Christ;" and "The Gerrard Family." . A prayer service will begin. each day and the week will end with a Mass en Friday. The program will be coordinated by the Gerrard School Council. Nationally, the week connects education with the 1980 Year of the Family proclaimed by the American bishops. "Within the parish," points out Father Donald Conroy, U.S. Catholic Conference Representative for Family Life, "the Catholic school has a key role in the mission of family renewal. "(It) has proven and continues to prove its crucial importance both in educating individual family members and in building up the '~otal life of the families who make up the parish community. "During this 1980 Catholic Schools Week when we celebrate the values of Catholic

Used to think that life was sweet Just to think we were so complete I can't believe we would throw it away Used to feel we had it made Used to feel we would sail away Can you imagine how I feel today Well, it seems a long time ago You were the lonely one Now it comes to letting go You are the only one Do you know what you've done It's so funny why we don't talk anymore It's so funny why we don't talk anymore It's so funny why we don't talk How we don't try Well it really doesn't matter to me I guess your leaving was meant to be It's down to you now, you want to be free WeD I hope you know which way to go You're on your own again Don't come crying to me When you're the lonely one Remember what you've done Written by Alan Tarney, sung by: Cliff Richard (c) 1980 by EMI Records Limited "We Don't Talk Anymore" echoes a familiar theme: a close relationship grows more distant and little communication is shared betwee~ the individuals. The song is full of "used to be's" and past memOrIes. These are compared to the present silence and nagging fact that tt.e couple does not even try to communicate anymore. The song mentions one person's search for freedom as the cause for the communication breakdown. Yet when we examine our relatianships, we can discover several causes for commmunication failure. A common fault is forgetting that communication takes work. The excitement of a new relationship often leads to a treasure of sharing. :But no excitement lasts forever. Couples who wish to grow in sharmg need to take special times to help this communication happen. Yet even the closest of relationships encounters times of distance and silence. There is a natural cycle within us that requires distance from others, even those closest to us. Lovers who wish to nurture their relationship understand these times of distance. Each of us needs times of private space in which to discover new aspects of our self. Such time is actually an investment for future sharing in relationships. Maturing lovers learn to hand~~ both their needs for sharing and silence. This process involves a balancing of needs and a growing se::lsitivity to each other. In every relationship, if we listen to our inner self, we will know when to speak and when to be silent. Both times hold the promise of leading us to new levels of meaning in living and loving.

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ports watch Upsets Tighten Hoop Pennant Race What had been a two-team battle for the Southeastern Mass. Conference Division Three crown has turned into a threeteam race as a result of upset losses suffered by Coyle-Cassidy and Falmouth Highs last week. They had been in a first-place tie but Falmouth's loss to Bourne Friday night and CoyleCassidy's defeat by Dighton-Rehoboth Saturday night set up a three-team first-place deadlock involving Coyle-Cassidy, Falmouth and Dighton-Rehobotih路, all with 5-2 records entering this week, with fourth-place Case High, 4-3, within range. Coyle-Cassidy had a bye last Tuesday as Dighton-Rehoboth was host to Diman Yoke, Falmouth visited Westport and Case had an away game at man is at Coyle-Cassidy, Westmouth that has the bye as Diman is at CoyleCassidy, Westport at Case, Bourne at DightonRehoboth. A "showdown" of

sorts is on tap for next Tuesday when Dighton-Rehoboth is at Falmouth, Coyle-Cassidy at Case and Westport at Bourne. There were upsets last Friday night which helped Bishop Feehan High to strengthen its hora on first place in the conference's Division Two. Feehan easily defeated Holy Family but co-runnersup Bishop Stang and Wareham Highs were defeated by Greater New Bedford VokeTech and Dennis-Yarmouth, respectively. Now 7-1, Feehan has a two-game lead over Stang and Wareham, who are only one game ahead of Old Rochester. Bishop Connolly High's hopes for a second-place finish in Division One and a berth in the post-season playoffs were given a jolt via losses to Attleboro and New Bedford last week. The Cougars, who had a tough assignment Tuesday night against Fairhaven, will be away again tomorrow, at Somerset, and return home against Taunton, next Tuesday.

Oliver Ame~s Undisputed in Hockomock Oliver Ames and Stoughton entered last week's play in the Hockomock Basketball League tied for first place, with 8-1 records, but when play for the week had been completed Oliver Ames was alone in the top spot as a result of a pair of victories during the week while Sharon was dropping a pair and slipped to third place. Stoughton, which had been in third place, moved up to the runnerup spot with two victories. Tomorrow's schedule has Oliver Ames at No. Attleboro, Mansfield at Sharon, Canton at

Franklin, Foxboro at Stoughton. REMINDER! Schools planning to enter the George Washington Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Taunton area CYO are reminded that they should send their entries without delay to Rev. Wiliam L. Boffa, area director, 193 Main Street, North Easton, Mass. 02356, or contact him by telephone (617) 238-3232. Briefly: the tourney will be held Feb. 15 through 19 at Taunton Catholic Middle School and is limited to those in eighth grade and under. Fee is $15.

Taunton Moves Up in eyO Hockey Sparked by goalie Jim Cole- Bedford continued its winning man's brilliant perfornlance ways with an 8-2 victory over 20 saves - Taunton defeated Fall River North. With its vicFall River South, 4-2" in the tory, Rochester gained a fouthDriscoll Rink, Fall River, last place tie with South only one Sunday night and gained undis- point back of Somerset-Freeputed possession of second place . town. in the Bristol County CYO Next Sunday night's games in Hockey League. the Driscoll Rink are South 7-8Somerset-Freetown, which had 3 (won, lost, tied) vs. Rochesshared the runnerup spot with ter, 8-9-1, at nine o'clock; North, Taunton, dropped a 6-4 decision 0-15-3, vs. Taunton, 9-7-2, at to Rochester and slipped to 10; and Somerset-Freetown, 8-8third place. Pace-setting New 2, vs. New Bedford, 16-1-1.

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tv, movie news Symbols following film reviews indicate both general and Catholic Film Office ratings, which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for general viewing; PG-parental guidance suggested; R-restricted, unsuitable for children or younger teens. Catholic ratings: Al-approved for children and adults; A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3-approved for adults only; B-objectionable in part for everyone; A4-separate classification (given to films not morally offensive which, however, require some analysis and explanation): C-condemned.

New Films "In Search of the Historic Jesus" blends straight narrative with dreadfully inept dramatization. The film has two sections: a compressed life of Jesus and a documentary on the Shroud of Turin, believed !by many to be Christ's burial cloth. The life of Jesus is badly acted and cast and full of dubious Scripture interpretations; the Shroud section is adequate. Parents should consider whether or not they want children to see such a slovenly film on Christ, no matter how orthodox it ~s with regard to 'general doctrine. G,Al "Baltimore Bullet" (Avco Embassy)--James Coburn is a master pool hustler eager for a rematch with Omar Sharif, the greatest hustler of all, in this mediocre comedy. Coburn and a young protege (Bruce Boxleitner) have numerous scrapes with outraged citizens whom they have fleeced. Mostly innocuous, but two sequences, one involving a woman Coburn has picked up, are offensive. PG, B "FooIin' Around" (Columbia)In this attempt to bring 30s comedy up-to-date, a college freshman (Gary Busey) falls in love with an heiress (Annette O'Toole) who is already engaged to a sophisticated and arrogant young man. There are funny moments, but the slapstick gets out of hand. Implications of premarital sex and other adult situations and language rule out younger viewers. PG, A3 . ........Cuba" (United Artists)--Sean Connery is a soldier of fortune called to Cuba in 1959 to help the ,Battista regime in its struggle against Castro. There he meets a former love (Brooke Adams), unhappily married to a rich playboy. The film is moderately entertaining and catches well the mood of the period but violence and a strip tease scene make it adult fare. R, A3 "The Last -Married Couple in America" (Universal) - George Segal and Natalie Wood play an affluent Southern California couple watching the marriages of their friends going to pieces around them. Though the film eventually comes down in favor of all that's right, it does so only after an extended guided tour of all that's not, including nudity and much foul language. R,B "Night Games" (Avco Embassy-This badly acted film has

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thur., Jan. 31, 1980

ST. MARY, SEEKONK A:n appreciation dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 in the church hall, honoring all who assist in parish activities and their spouses. Blood donors are needed to assist a parishioner and may register at the church doors.


FALL RIVER DIOCESE, FIVE HOUR VIGIL A five-hour vigil held monthly in churches of the diocese will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's Church, Fairhaven. The service will begin and end with Mass, a holy hour will be conducted and the rosary will be recited. There will be a coffee break at 10 p.m. All are invited to participate. ESPIRITO SANTO, FALL RIVER Father Joseph Costa of Our Lady of Health Church, Fall River, will be guest speaker at a Ladies' Guild meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Espirito Santo church hall. ORDER OF ALHAMBRA, REGION ONE Region One Council of Caravans will meet at 8:30 tomorrow night at K of C Hall, 68 Seaverns Ave., Jamaica Plain. Regional Director William Stapleton will preside. ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER Candles will be blessed at all Masses Saturday and throats will be blessed at weekend Masses. A special Mass will also be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sunday to mark the opening of Catholic Schools Week. Confirmation candidates will meet in the school cafeteria at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. La Salette Missioners will conduct a Lenten program in the parish the week of March 3 through 7. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN Beginning at 7 tonight in the school hall, the parish council and education commission will sponsor a religious education program for adults. The first speaker will be Charles Foley, who will discuss "The Value of a Person:' Confirmation classes are held from 7 to 8 p.m. each Monday and must be attended from now on by Catholic as well as public high school students. SACRED HEART, FALL RIVER Throats will be blessed after all Masses this weekend. ST. RITA, MARION The Light of Christ Prayer Group will meet following 7:30 p.m. Mass tomorrow. All are welcome. Weekly Gospel pamphlets for children are available at the rear of the church.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, GREATER FALL RIVER Blessed Sacrament parish Conference will host the Greater Fall River Council Tuesday, beginning at 7 p.m. with Mass and continuing with a meeting in the church hall. DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN The DCCW will hold its third quartedy meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Theresa's Church Center, South Attleboro, with Miss Adrienne Lemieux presiding. District IV will host the meeting. FIRST FRIDAY CLUB, FALL RIVER Dr. Philip Silvia, professor of history at Bridgewater State College, will speak at a supper meeting tomorrow night. Members will attend 6 p.m. Mass in Sacred Heart Church and the meeting will follow in the parish hall. President William F. Lynch announced that Professor Donald Howard, dean of student affairs at Southeastern Massachusetts University, would address the club on March 7. ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER A traveling icon of Our Lady will be in the parish school the week of Feb. 3 in observance of Catholic Schools Week. Holy Rosary Sodalists will meet at 1:15 p.m. Sunday in the school. The parish charismatic prayer group will mark its first anniversary tonight at 7 p.m., when Mass will be followed by a meeting in the lower chapel. Throats will be blessed for 20 minutes preceding and for as long as necessary following each Mass this weekend. HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER Catholic high school students who are candidates for confirmation will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school. Those not baptized in the parish should bring their baptismal certificates. Men's Club officers are Rene Lavoie, president, James Rezendes, vice-president; Harvey Montour, secretary; J. L. Beaupre, treasurer. CATHEDRAL MUSIC, FALL RIVER 16th and 17th century music will be presented preceding 4 p.m. Mass Saturday, as part of the Cathedral Chapel concert series. To be heard will be the Prism Consort, a trio consisting of recorder, gamba and harpsichord. Jacqueline Cauhepe will play the recorder and Renaissance wind instruments. She is program director of the recorder departments at several Paris conservatories and has recently performed throughout France. Alison Fowle on the gamba is a member of the Boston Cam-

arata and the New York Viol Consort and has taught at workshops in France and the United States. Spencer Carroll, who will play the harpsichord and sing, is a faculty member at Rhode Island College and the New England Conservatory. There will be no charge for the program. SS. PETER AND PAUL, FALL RIVER Families of s-::hool children will prepare the Masses for Saturday at 4 J:.m., and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in observance of Catholic Schools Week. . Mr. Richard, hairstylist, will speak at a Women's Club meeting at 8 p.m. Monday in Father Coady Center. The spiritual life and activities committees of the parish council ~i11 meet iT the rectory, Tuesday at 7 and. 8:15 p.m. respectively. DIOCEAN COUNCIL, FALL RIVER DISTRICT The Fall River District Council of Catholic Women will hold a presidents' meeting and open meeting at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady cf Grace parish hall, North Westport. Mrs. Mariette Eaton, director of the natural family plannbg program of St. Anne's Hospital, will speak at the open session.

CURSILLO ULTREYA, CENTERVIJ.LE A family ultreya will be sponsored tomorrow night at 7 by Don and :Pauline Parent. All family members are welcome. Denise Parent will be the witness speaker and Our Lady of Victory folk group will provide music for the opening liturgy.

a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, concluding with a 9:45 p.m. Benediction service. Daily adoration is held from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Those wishing to arrange holy hour services may contact Susan Fitzgerald, telephone 993-6610. ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET The last of a series of retreats for confirmation candidates will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Parents are invited.

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, NEW BEDFORD Young married and/or engaged couples are invited to a support group organizational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the church hall.

DOMINICAN THIRD ORDER, FALL RIVER Members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home, 1600 Bay St., Fall River. New members wiII be received路 and candidates professed.

ST. ANN, RAYNHAM Slides of Spain and Portugal will be shown by Miss Bernice Fountain at a Women's Guild meeting Wednesday evening, Feb. 6. All women of the parish are invited.

All are reminded that a day of recollection is scheduled for Saturday, March 22.


Msgr. Henri Hamel, Curia ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, spiritual director, will offer a _ ATTLEBORO Mass for the work of the Legion at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Sacred Barbara O'Keefe of the AttleHeart Church, New Bedford. The boro school department will public is invited. speak on services and needs for families in the Attleboro area SACRED HEARTS, at a Ladies' Guild meeting at 8 FAIRHAVEN p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the Exposition of the Blessed Sac- school cafeteria. All women of rament will take place from 9 the parish are invited.

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