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Church Conferences Decry Social Security Cutbacks WASHINGTON (NC) - The National Conference of Catholic Charities and the U.S. Catholic ConfeJ:'ence have joined a coalition of more tHan 115 organizations opposing Soc,ial, Security benefit cuts proposed by the Carter administration, which they said break a "moral compact" with the American people. The coaiition, Save Our Security, said the cuts would hurt the poor, women, minorities and the elderly, and charged they would change Social Security from a social insurance program to a welfare program.

King Proclaims Schools Week Governor Edward J. King has designated the week of Feb. 4 through 10 as Catholic Schools Week in the Commonwealth. In the Fall River diocese the observance took place this week but next week will also see many parents' programs in diocesan schools. The governor's proclamation follows: WHEREAS: Catholic schools have advanced the cause of religion for a century and more through the support of self-sacrificing parents and benefactors and the dedication of sisters, brothers, priests and laypeople, who teach by what they are; and

President Jimmy Carter said the programs to be cut were minor and unnecessary. He said they benefited many who did not need them and that those who did need them could be helped by welfare programs. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joseph Califano said the proposed cuts of $600 million in fiscal year 1980 represented only one-quarter of one per cent ,of Social Security spending. However, the amount affected would rise to $7 billion by 1984. But the chairman of SOS, former HEW Secretary Wilbur Cohen, said the principle, not the amount of money involved, was the major issue. Cohen said the coalition has already won "round one" because the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Al Ullman (D-Ore.) has said the committee will not deal with the proposals this year. Here are some of the Carter proposals: - Elimination of the $255 lump sum death benefit. The administration proposed an alternative death benefit under the Turn to Page Seven

SI.DELIGHTS OF PAP'AL TRIP As the pope entered Rome's Fiumicino airport to embark on his historic trip, police called his atten~ion to a mother and her infant .son, suffering from a serious heart ailment. The mother had brought the baby to see the pope. "I will pray for him," the pontiff assured her. '

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Before he left the Vatican, the pope gave a fatherly admonition to Italian youngsters: "Be good while the pope is away from Rome!"

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On his flight to Latin America, 'Pope John Paul sent greetings to the heads of state of Italy, France and Portugal as he flew through the air space of their countries. An exchange of greetings with U.S. President Jimmy Carter, sent路 as the pontiff flew over Puerto Rico, was cut short because of a poor radio connection to the White House.

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Latin Trip Triumph For John Paul II By Jerry Filteau MEXICO CITY (NC)-A busy Pope John Paul II became a crowd-pleasing success as soon as he stepped on Latin American soil. His trip has been filled with numerous public triumphs and he delivered a major speech on the church and society. He also appears to have scored some significant points for im. proved church-state relations in Mexico. To miilions of people in Mexico and the Dominican Republic the most important thing was simply that they saw the pope in person. One elderly woman along the papal motorcade route from the airport into,Mexico City was still crying and visibly sha-, ken five minutes after the pope had passed. TougH-looking soldiers and policemen assigned to provide security and crowd control doffed their caps and blessed themselves as the pope went by. But besides the public relations successes of a pope who naturally loves crowds and often thrills them with his appearances, the eight-day trip, ending today,

WHEREAS: Catholic education has demonstrated its ability to contribute to the national welfare throughout America's history by raising national levels of knowledge, competence and experience; and WHEREAS: the commitment of Catholic schools to Christian values and the Christian moral code renders a profound service to society, which depends on spiritual values and good moral conduct for its- very survival; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Edward J. King, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts do hereby designate the week of February 4 to 10, 1979, as Catholic Schools Week and urge the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event.

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WORK PROCEEDS at St. Mary's Cathedral for diocesan jubilee year. Pews have been removed for refurbishing and scaffolding enables workers to renova~e walls and ceiling.

was a watershed in setting the tone of his pontificate. In a major speech opening the deliberations of the third general assembly of the Latin American bishops in Puebla, Mexico, Jan. 28, the pope declared that the churCh was firmly and by its very nature committed to fighting injustice. He also sharply warned against linking the church with any particular socio-economic solution to human woes. Tum to Page Three

Pope, Gromyko Talk at Length VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II, the first Polish pope, gave the longest private audience to any government official so far to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, whose country is a dominant factor in Polish affairs. The audience, just before the pope's departure for Latin America, lasted an hour and 45 minutes. In his airplane press conference during his trip to Latin America, the pope said he and Gromyko discussed achieving world peace. He said that peace was his main topic in all discussions with political representatives. The Vatican press office said that problems related to the life of the Church in the Soviet Union were also touched on. About 8.5 million Catholics live' in the Soviet Union. Of these, about five million are Latin-Rite Catholics living in the Baltic republics of Lithuania, Latavia and Estonia. Another 1.5 million are Ukrainians. The meeting was the sixth time Gromyko has met the pope. L'Unita, the Italian Communist Party daily, said the men met alone and spoke Russian. Meanwhile in Warsaw, Poland, the government news agency reported that Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski of Warsaw and Polish Communist Party leader Edward Gierek met to discuss churchstate matters. A church source said the two discussed a possible visit to Poland later this year by Pope John Paul.


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NEW YORK-Public ecumenical events to focus attention on the U.S. role in world hunger and to recruit oitizens to become more involved in food issues are heing planned for April throughout the country by Bread for the World. The Christian lobby on hunger has chosen "Hunger and Self-Reliance: The Role of Aid"" as the theme for the activities.

TUPELO, Miss. (NC) - The National Federation for Decency has ranked ABCTV as the top programmer of sex on television following a 12-week monitoring of all network programs last fall. An NFD report said CBS was the second-ranked network for sex programming and NBC was third. CBS had more incidents of profanity on its programs than the other networks, with ABC second and NBC again third.

It's Not Repressive PROVIDENCE, R.I.-In an effort to refute what he called "a rather monotonous and unfounded repetition of a big lie" that religious dogma is repressive, Bishop Louis E. Gelineau of Providence has issued a pastoral letter reaffirming Catholic teaching on human sexuality and family life. "Our traditional morality is under renewed attack," he said.

FATHER HENRI NOUWEN, famed writer on the spiritual life, says prayer is the "base line" of spirituality.

Boycotts Begun WASHINGTON-A Midwest farm workers union has announced a nationwide boycott of Campbell Soups and Libby, McNeill and LibbY,Inc. Farm Labor Organizing Committee president Baldemar Valasquez announced the boycott Jan. 18 at a press conference in Washington and asked for support from labor and religious organizations.

Regional Parishes OTIAWA - Archbishop Joseph-Aurele Plourde of Ottawa envisions the develop路ment of "regional parishes" - each with a "mot~er church" and satellite chapels - as an answer to ever-growing costs and the shortage of priests.

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ABP. HILARlON CAPUCCI, involved with the Palestine Liberation Organization, left South America without Vatican permission to address Palestinian guerrrillas in Syria.

WASHINGTON - The Senate Human Resources Committee plans hearings and extensive investigation of ways to provide new forms of constitutionally acceptable aid to non-public schools, according to Richard Jerue, assistant majority coun.. sel for the committee's subcommittee on education, the arts and humanities.

He'd Be Welcome UNITED NATIONS (NC)-U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim would "be happy to welcome" Pope John Paul II if he decides to come to New York this fall to address the opening session of the General Assembly, said a U.N. spokesman. No official arrangement has been made with the Vatican for such a visit, although informal conversations between U.N. and Vatican representatives have taken place.

Most Men Believe The majority of American men between ages 18 and 49 believe in a Supreme Being but do not attend church regulary, according to a Harris poll conducted for Playboy magazine, which also found that American men ages 18 to 49 place a high value on family life, but with an understanding of it that is more self-centered and less child-centered than in the past.

Going to ScrapheClp RO~ERT BEUSSE will resign as director of communications for the U.S. Catholic Conference to devote himse'f to other public relations enterprises.

MILWAUKEE-The so-called "divisiveness doctrine," which holds that laws passed under religious motivation are unconstitutional, will probably soon land in the judicial scrapheap, according to Robert D~stro, general counsel for the Milwaukee-based Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

Chinese Students WASHINGTON (NC) - The president of Georgetown University has heralded the arrival of 25 scholars from the People's Republic of China at the Jesuit-run campus in Washington, calling their presence "a very good example" of the goals of the Presidential Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies. "The Chinese are going to learn a lot more than English," said Jesuit Father Timothy S. Healy, a member of the commission.

Priest Beaten ST. PAUL, Minn (NC) - The Oblate Fathers in St. Paul have reported that a. member of their community in Recife, Brazil, was recently "severely beaten" by Brazilian military police. Officials said the incident occurred when Oblate Father Larry Rosebaugh asked the policemen to stop beating "an inebriated poor man who was minding his own busineess." /

RABBI YEHUDA LEVIN of the S1. Louis Rabbinical College was among pro-life speakers at the annual March for Life demonstration in Washington last week.

Initiators

GRAYMOOR, N.Y. (NC) - Formation of an "initiating committee" of Catholics and Lutherans seeking to "heal the breach" of the 16th-century Reformation has been announced by the Graymoor Ecumenical Institute and the publishers of the Lutheran 'Forum. Emphasis of the "year-long celebration" is to educate Catholics and Lutherans concerning doctrinal agreements achieved by their respective theologians.

Polish Church WARSAW, Poland-Defining the legal status of the Catholic Church in Poland is currently part of high-level church-state discussion, said church' sources. This was a key topic discussed at a four-hour meeting between Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski of Warsaw, primate of Poland, and Communist Party leader Edward Gierek, they said.

Network Criticizes WASHINGTON - The executive director of a Catholic social justice lobby has criticized efforts to defeat political candidates solely on the basis of their opposition to a constitutional amendment to restrict legal abortion. Dominican Sister Carol Coston made her comments in a newsletter distibuted to members of Network, an organization of about 3,200 persons, mostly nuns.

Shrinking Dollar MONTREAL (NC)-=-Devaluation of the Canadian dollar has subtracted about $60,000 from funds available to Third World self-help projects from the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. Because aid to Latin America is often requested in U.S. funds, the organization has had to add an additional 60,000 Canadian dollars to reach the requested U.S. dollar figure.

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for them. In Mexico, his triphn. 29 to meet with Indians in Oaxaca showed people he cares about diverse peoples and minority cultures. And scheduled visits to children and the aged, to the poor in Guadalajara, and to workers in Monterrey showed young and old, poor and workers that he cares about hem. The pope is sensitive to symbolism, and the outstanding feature of 'his first trip is that through it he has dramatically symbolized a care and concern for people of all kinds, from all walks of life,especially the weak and disadvantaged.

Sister Mary Laurita Hand, P.B.V.M., diocesan assistant superintendent of schools, has been elected to the advisory board of the Supervision Personnel and Curriculum committee of the National Catholic Education Association. At a board meeting held last week in Florida, plans were made fora national conference, to be held next fall at Dunphy's Conference Center, Hyannis. Sister M. Laurita, as New England representative of the national or!Janiza-' tion, will be hostess for this event. Prior to Sister M. Laurita's Fall River appointment she taught in the Worcester and Providence Dioceses at the secondary and elementary levels.

TV MASS The Catholic Mass for shutins, presented each Sunday morning for the last 16 years by WTEV-Channel Six, is now being seen at 11 a.m. each Sunday instead of at its previous early morning time.

Energy Seminar For Churches A one-day energy conservatiQ.J1 seminar developed to meet the special problems of churches and other religious buildings will be presented at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 in SS. Peter and Paul parish hall, Fall River. Representatives of all faiths are invited to attend the free pres!,!ntation, sponsored by the Massachusetts Energy Office. Topics covered will include energy management systems, adjustment of boilers for maximum . efficiency, measurement of light levels, insulation techniques and means of preventing heat loss. Reservations for the day should be made by tomorrow with the Southeast Region Energy Office in Fall River, telephone 674-2871. Also available at no cost is a manual summarizing the topics to be covered at the seminar.

Sr. Bou rgeois Sister H~lene-Therese Bourgeois, a White Sister who served at the former Bishop Stang Day Nursery in Fall River from 1918 to 1926, has died at her community's provincial house in Putnam, Conn. Born in France in 1894, she was also a teacher and superior in schools in Rhode Island and Connecticut. She is survived by two cousins, also White Sisters, a niece and three nephews.

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HOLY FATHER kisses ground as he arrives in Santo Domingo on First leg of his historic trip to Latin America. He repeated the dramatic gesture when he landed in Mexico.

Latin Trip Triumph Continued from Page One The speech was the strongest imd most comprehensive treatment of a major church issue given by Pope John Paul in his still-young papacy. In other speeches, homilies and addresses the pope: - Repeatedly emphasized the values of family life. Repeatedly stressed 'and supported the already strong devotion of Latin American Catholics to the Virgin Mary. Took a no-nonsense approach toward priests .and nuns, praising their work but telling them in no uncertain terms that it must be based on the Gospel and a life of prayer, not on purely human motivations. Warned Latin American governments against an indiscriminate effort to reduce birth rates at whatever cost. The papal trip set several precedents. Pope John Paul became the first pope in history to visit the Dominican Republic, the first to visit Mexico, and (at the end of the trip) the first to stop in the Bahamas. Ten minues after he took off from the airport in Rome he set a precedent by engaging for an

Diocese of Fall River

OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS _ Rev. Horace Travassos, Assistant Chancellor, to residence at St.- Patrick's Parish, Fall River. Rev. Evaristo Tavares to Assistant, Our Lady of Angels Parish, Fall River. Both appointments are effective Friday, February 2, 1979.

hour and a quarter in a questionand-answer session with reporters. During the conference he indicated that it was likely he would visit the United States but that no final arrangements had been made for such a trip. Pope John Paul, a man with a flair for symbolism, knelt and kissed the ground the moment he got off the plane in both the Dominican Republic and Mexico. He presented Our -Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, with a diadem. His first Mass in the Americas was in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is on the island of Hispaniola, where the first missionaries to the New World said Mass on their arrival with Christopher Columbus. Though he billed the trip.as a religious pilgrimage, it was also filled with political implications. He stayed overnight in Santo Domingo, where the Dominican government accorded him full state honors. Mexico is predominantly Catholic but has anticlerical laws and no diplomatic relations with the Vatican. It was an open question practically until his arrival whether President Jose Lopez Portillo would even see him. In the end the president greeted the pope at the Mexico City airport, but only as a private citizen. And the greeting was brief and strained, with the president, a Catholic, addressing . the pope as sir. Subsequently, the pope had a private meeting with Lopez Portillo in his presidential residence. The strain showed in other ways as well. Mexican television diligently avoided showing the altar on screen during the main part of the numerous televised papal Masses - the result of Mexican constitutional prohibitions against worship services outside of church buildings. Just a few days before his trip the pope made a clear but indirect statement indicating his de-

sire to re-establish Vatican-Mexican ties. Observers are speculating that., while the century-Old break in diplomatic relations will not be repaired immediately, Pope John Paul's overtures have paved. the way for renewed relations at some future date. In his speech at Puebla the pope squarely tackled one of the most controversial issues in the Catholic intellectual world in the last decade, Latin American liberation theology. The term is something of a catch-all phrase for a wide range of theological thought that seeks to find in the Christian message grounds for concrete- political action on behalf of the poor. The pope neither praised nor condemned the movement as a whole, but he issued a stern warning against trends within the movement based on theories of violence or class struggle. He emphasized that the church favors liberation of the whole man and that this means most fundamentally liberation from sin to love. He gave a due to his thinking on that issue a, few days earlier on the papal plane when a West German TV reporter asked him about liberation theology. He answered: "If you mean liberation in the socio-political sense, it's not theology, it's a fact of sociology and politics. If you mean liberation by religion, that's no new thing, it's as old as the church." Whatever the effects of the pope's trip on church diplomatic or intellectual life might be, however, for the millions who sa-,v him in person or on television, the trip had a more fundamental meaning. A pope coming to Latin America and kissing the ground and meeting with the people showed Latin Americans a caring pope. His visit to a slum outside Santo Domingo showed poor people around the world he cares

Day of Devotion Set for Teams In a "dry run" for the Day of Devotion to be held in each parish of the diocese Sunday, April I, area parish teams will meet for a practice day o.n Sunday, Feb. 11. Teams will experience the day they will be responsible for presenting in their own parishes and will have a meal together. During a closing commissioning ceremony, each team will receive a kit containing materials for use in planning its parish day. Parishes in the New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Westport and Acushnet area will meet from 1 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. Theresa Church, 2693 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Cape Cod parishes will meet from 1 to 8 p.m. at St. Margaret Church, Buzzards Bay. Attleboro area parishes will meet at Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, from 1 to 8 p.m. Fall River, Somerset and Swansea parishes will meet at. St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, from 1 to 8 p.m. Taunton area parishes will meet at'Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, from 1 to 8 p.m.

'Heal Thyself' TOKYO (NC) - The Catholic Church in Japan should evangelize itself first and then think about improving its relationship to the world, said the Japanese bishops' Commission on Missionary and Pastoral Care. The recommendation was sparked by a commission study which said church leaders are too busy with administrative affairs to fulfill pastoral duties. The study listed other problems including: - Evangelization efforts have not shown much results. - There is a lack of unity among Christians. - Christian leaders do not have a good understanding of the problems facing modern society.


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themoorin~ The Voiceless Whipping Post Despite the anti-Catholic and anti-papal asides that have been dished up by the American secular press, the visit of Pope John Paul to Latin America has been a most popular historic event. It is most unfortunate that the U.S. secular media are, in general, rather biased in their reporting of matters pertaining to the Catholic Church. What is true on the national scene is also reflected in the mentality permeating many "hometown" attitudes fostered and festering with regard to the Church. Just last week one of our area dailies featured an example of this peculiar proclivity. It featured three "religious" stories. One was a very flattering article on the local council of churches; the second, on the next page, was a picture story. on the building of a new synagogue; the" third, just across what is in newspaper jargon "the gutter," was a horrendous story about a Catholic Church problem in a remote Amazon jungle village. What makes such journalism so offensive is that it is such common practice with this paper that one is led to believe that it is a matter of editorial policy. In recent months, more than 45 news releases have been sent to this particular newspaper from our own diocesan office of communications. To date, one would have a hard time finding any of them in the paper's columns. One of the main reasons why the Catholic Church is fair game for "a large segment of the secular press is that most members of the Church allow and even tolerate it. When one considers the Catholic population of this diocese, this situation is appalling. Where are the voices of protest as unfounded and unfair anti-Catholicism permeates a certain newspaper? It should be more than obvious that if a concerted effort were made by organizations such as the Knights of Columbus, the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, and the many parish clubs to stem the constant flow of prejudiced newsprint, the Church would indeed be well served. Yet time and again, when the Church is the butt of bias, many Catholics are merely voiceless whipping posts. There are those who would say that the work of initiating such a voice of protest is the "priests' job." Not so. In a time called the age of the laity, here is a work .that is indeed proper and fitting. All the Church wants is fair and impartial reporting. There will always be axes to grind. However, because they are sharpened this does not mean that they must continuously chop the Church to bits. This is not meant to be a sour grapes editorial. Rather, it is a plea for Catholics everywhere to be alert, aware and advised that much of the American media does a consistently poor job of reporting Catholic Church news. Such media would never dare to treat other denominations in the same manner. They would soon lose their circulation and advertising revenue. They get away with their anti-Catholic sneers because they are sure no voices from the pews will be heard. Read your local paper and if you see the Church treated poorly or ignored, do something! Alone, you might seem just a protesting" minority; together, we could be an overwhelming majority.

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Khomeini, Gandhi or Hitler? By Father John B. Sheerin

Religious wars are said to be the bloodiest. History certainly supports this charge. Religious fanatics resort to violence believing they are inspired to do so by God. We like to forget some of the blood-drenched medieval crusades. Their rallying cry was "God wills it." Will the holy man, the Aya. tollah Khomeini of Iran, emerge as a religious fanatic and charismatic leader who will set in motion a civil war in that harassed land? Press reports of huge demonstrations in his honor send chills up and down the spine. As the inspiration behind the unseating of the Shah, he was not hesitated to say that his intention is to oust the Bakhtiar regime "The Shah is already dethroned and he will take power through the legitimate referendum of the streets," Khomeini said. That referendum is not constitutional but an expression of popular support by way of street demonstrations. This sounds very much like the rhetoric of Adolph Hitler. Newspapers report that veiled Iranian women have chanted in the streets: "Khomeini, give us orders. We will shed the blood." There is a resurgence of almost fanatical Islamic puritanism in many Moslem countries at present, but I seriously doubt that Khomeini will prove to be as fanatical as. we might i~agine:

I suspect he will back down and compromise in forming a new government. It would be some consolation to us Americans if we could feel sure that upheavals now in progress would be confined to Iran, but that seems highly doubtful. For the United States, whether we like it or not, is deeply involved. The CIA apparently has been negligent in its surveillance. Last August, officials stated in a top secret report: "Iran is not in a revolutionary or even pre-revolutionary situation" and that "those who are in opposition in Iran, both violent and non-violent, do not have the capability to be more than troublesome." Now the GIA is embarrassed and the White House, alarmed by the fall of the Shah and the threat of civil war in Iran, has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to make a worldwide study of Islamic religious movements. For the movement that toppled the Shah was undoubtedly Khomeini's I5-year religious crusade against him. Obviously, the CIA failed to realize the intensity and volume of this movement and will now begin to investigate the power of Islamic religious movements elsewhere in the Middle East. Undoubtedly the CIA is anxious also to find out what the Soviet Union is contemplating in the Middle East. The Soviets love to fish in troubled waters. Undoubtedly too, the CIA will

look into the rumors about Khomeini's anti-Semitism. In earlier years he was quite vocal in expressing his hostile feelings toward Israel, but some say he has softened his tone. He did say to a Jewish group some months ago that he would respect the religious rights of Jews in Iran. But Jews are leaving Iran and Jewish leaders in America have their fingers crossed about Khomeini's attitude. The Bakhtiar regime has stated that it will cut off the supply of Iranian oil to Israel: If so, it would be logical to expect Khomeini to do the same if he heads up a new Islamic government. Yet politics is unpredictable. Khomeini may prove more reo sonable than expected. He is not a compromiser by nature, but I find it hard to believe that he will turn the clock of progress back several centuries and abjure the social, technological and economic advances to which the people of Iran have become accustomed. There is a resurgence of puritanism and fundamentalism in Islamic countries, but I doubt that Khomeini will advise Moslems to give up such things as automobiles and telephones in his fight against modernism. And what about technicians to operate the oil fields? If he cannot persuade them to live and work in Iran, the country will die - or at least live in a state of suspended animation.


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WASHINGTON (NC) - The Office of Church in Society of the United Church of Christ ha'i asked the Internal Revenue Service to rescind a ruling limiting voter education activity by taxexempt, non-profit charitable organizations. The ruling denies exemption to an affected organization which publishes a voting record or survey of candidates' opinions on issues on which the organization has taken a position.

Letters are welcomed, but should be no ""ore than 200 words. The editor reserves lIle right to condense or edit, If deemed necessary. All letters must be signed and Include a home or business address.

Look to Self Dear Editor: People are funny! From time to time we read and hear petty complaints that pre-judge and criticize the various movements in the church. Most times it centers on the different character and attitudes- of people . . . It always gives me a kick when I hear someone saying that they are evaluating the relevancy of the church or a movement such as Marriage Encounter, Cursillo or Charismatics. Let me stress one example: Cursillos in Christianity. Cursillo is nothing more than a tool of the Church to help us grow closer to Christ each and every day. Instead of evaluating what the particular movement is doing we should be evaluating our own progress of growth in Christ "Jesus! ... As for evangelization, if we are not daily growing closer to Christ, than the transformation of environments is only a joke. When we persist in confusion, we spread confusion. Ask not what "they" are doing! Ask: Am I growing closer to my Savior, Jesus? Then will the church, all the people of God, truly move forward to perfection in Christ. John O. Rego Swansea

Necrology February 9 Rt. Rev. John J. Kelly, 1963, Pastor, SS. 'Peter & Paul Fall River ' Rev. Peter J. McKone, S.J., 1972, Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River February 10 Rev. Edward L. O'Brien 1966 Pastor, St. Mary, Mansfield ' February 11 Rev. John J. Sullivan, S.T.L., 1961, Pastor, Holy Rosary, Fall River Rev. John O'Connell 1910 Founder, St. John Ev~ngelist: Attleboro February 12 Rev. Stanislaus B. Albert, SS. CC., 1961, Monastery of Sacred Hearts, Fairhaven February 14 Rev. Charles E. Clerk, 1932, Pastor, St. Roch, Fall River Rev. Pastor, Rev. Pastor,

February 15 James C. Conlon 1957, St. Mary, Norton' Joseph G. Lavalle, 1910, St. Mathieu, "Fall River

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Jobless Floaters TIJUANA, Mexico (NC)-Bishop Juan Jesus Posada of Tijuana said that Mexican migrant workers who try but fail to enter the United States, or are deported from there, become "a floating population of jobless people" in his city.

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The IRS ruling has also been sharply criticized in the Catholic press. The Catholic Press Association has asked the IRS for a statement on how its members are affected by the ruling.

SISTER EILEEN HOGAN talks with an inmate at Rikers Island women's prison in Manhattan. She is believed the only full-time female Catholic prison chaplain in the nation. (NC Photo)

"Nun Formerly at Capetip Pioneer Prison Chaplain A Sister of Mercy warmly remembered in St. Peter the Aposthe parish in Provincetown for her compassion anti concern has carved out a unique career for herself at Rikers Island Correctional Institute for Women in Manhattan. Sister Eileen Hogan is believ~d the only full-time female Catholic prison chaplain in the" nation. Before going to New York, said Father Michael Nagle of St. Peter's, she worked in the Capetip parish for several years as a religious education coordinator, aiding Sister Marie Ahearn, also a, Sister of Mercy: After leaving the diocesan parish, noted Father Nagle, Sister Marie began work with the poor near ,Bar Harbor, Maine, where she is living a spartan existence, sharing the hardships of those she served. While in Provincetown, said the priest, both sisters were deeply involved in community life, specializing in one-to-one counseling. They frequently return to the community for 'brief visits. It was while she was in Provincetown that Sister Eileen became interested in prison work, especially in the lack of halfway houses for newly-released prisoners and the paucity of services for children of jailed mothers. Her concern for children of inmates brought her to New York and led her to write a proposal for federal funding of programs to assist such youngsters. Now her responsibilities include the spiritual care of 215 female inmates as well as male offenders ages 12 to 16 at the Rikers Island complex. Of the female prisoners, she said, nearly half are Catholic

and about 95 percent are Hispanic or black. Most are poor and are in jail for drug-related crimes. An advocate of equal ri&hts for women, the sister said the primary thrust of her new apos" tolate will be to help restore inmates' self-worth as women. "'I want them to realize," she said, "that they are women who have been stripped of their egos and their dignity. For so long they have been objects . . . always used. I think everything else will follow if they can get a sense of their own worth." Sister Eileen is eager to institute an expansion of follow-up programs for women prisoners, which she feels will cut into the alarming repeater rate. "The church comes when the women leave the institution," she said, "and I would like to tie them up with people from the outside to help them. lVIY first week here I called a" priest from Brooklyn whom I didn't know and asked him for bail money for a woman who lived in his parish. He put a check in the mail right away. It would be a different story if everyone responded the same way." Sister Eileen said she felt acceptance of her unique apostolate came at a recent service in the Rikers Island chapel, when inmates added to their customary prayers praise for their new chaplain. Now, she says, her task is to live up to her new friends' expectations of her.

Like the Sun "Christian charity is friendship to all the world; ... friendship expanded lik-e the face of the sun when it mounts above the eastern hills." - Jerry Taylor

The United Church of Christ has traditionally published a congressional voting record on issues on which the church has taken a stand. But last June the office stopped such publication, fearing it might lose tax exemption for its properties. "Our rights have been grossly violated," said Rev. Barry Lynn, UOC religious liberty specialist. "It is shocking that merely reporting public facts in an understandable form cari create such an enormous threat to our very existence."

Pope To Mediate VATICAN CITY (NC) Pope John Paul II has formall)T accepted the request of the Chilean and Argentine governments to mediate their dispute over islands in the Beagle Channel at the southern tip of South America. . The request ,was extended after veteran Vatican diplomat Cardinal Antonio Samore shuttled between the two countries for two weeks as a special papal envoy. The cardinal said his shuttle diplomacy, consisted of using the "good offices" of the Vatican. As a result of his work, the foreign ministers of both countries met in Montevideo, Uraguay to sign accords reducing troop build-ups along the common border and formally asking the pontiff to be a mediator.

Going to Poland VATICAN OITY (NC) - Cardinal Leo S~nens of MalinesBrussels, Belgium, president of the Belgian 'Bishops' Conference, will represent the conference at celebrations in Poland next May 13 for the 900th anniversary of the death of St. Stanislaus, Vatican Radio reported. Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia, who is of Polish ancestry, was invited by the pope, when he was still archbishop of Cracow, to come to Poland for the commemoration of St. Stanislaus.

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Why Is Government Persecuting Catholic Schools? cess of law. they usurp the power of the courts and the legislative branch路 of government and they violate the Bill of Rights' protection of reli~on. ' But they will stand because they are done in the name of racial integration and because federal bureaucrats and federal courts no longer care much about the Constitution. particularly when Catholic schools are involved. If your local parochial school does not have an IRS-approved quota of blacks. the government may in effect close your school down by taking away its taxexempt status. It will do so even though the public school down the street from you may have no blacks at all. The Internal Revenue Service, ,in other words. is imposing a standard of racial integration on Catholic schools which is not required of public schools.

It is doing so on the premise that all religious schools must be presumed guilty of racial segregation until they prove their innocence by recruiting the IRSassigned quota of black students. The idea is that white parents, fleei':lg . from court-ordered desegregation are sending their children in huge numbers to parochial schools. As a haven of segregationists. they must be forced either to ,integrate or cease to exist. The government has made up its mind and it doesn't want to be bothered with facts. The only increase in enrollment in Catholic schools is not of whites fleeing segregation but of blacks seeking quality education. But the government bureaucrats are . convinced that this cannot possibly be the case because they KNOW that Catholic schools are segregationist. That settles the matter.

Catholic schools, in other words. are being disCriminated against because they are Catholic and are assumed to b~ guilty 'of segregation despite the evidence to the contrary; they are required to meet a racial quota that is not imposed on public schools. If this is not religious persecution. then nothing is. Its political leadership silent. its ecclesiastical leadership befuddled. the president openly contemptuous. the national staff of the hierarchy insisting there is no conspiracy - are American Catholics really going to stand idly by while the Internal Revenue Service dmposes on their schools demands for racial quotas from which most public schools al~ over the country are excused, and see' their taxexempt status lost because they are unable to meet the impossible IRS guidelines? - I'm afraid the answer is "yes.".

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are irrelevant. The courts and the bureaucracy are packed with anti-Catholic bigots. The Catholic schools have become the scapegoats of the New Left. There is no Catholic leadership capable of resistance. The first phase of religious persecution will begin.

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When I was in grammar school the nuns used to warn us about the dangers of religious persecution in America. The Communists. we were told, might take over America and persecute the Catholics just the way they had in Mexico or Spain. We dismissed the nuns as being pious but uninformed. Our country was a democracy with a Constitution. Persecutors of reHgion would never take over. It turns out we were wrong. The proposed Internal Revenue Service regulations for religious schools are persecution in the strict sense of the word. The regulations violate the due pro-

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There will. of course. be an explosive reaction from Catholic parents when they find out what's going on. and possibly a dangerous reaction. American Catholics are a quarter of the population. a blissfully sleeping giant. But when Catholic schools begin to be closed because they don't have the approved quota of non-whites. American Catholics are going to awaken angrily. President Carter will discover that Catholics do care about their schools and are prepared to fight to the bitter end.

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When Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 83, spoke at the 27th annual National Prayer Breakfast he lived up to his reputation and did not disappoint his audience of religious leaders and politicians, but he joined a select minority of speakers who have told that event's audience things they might not have wanted to hear. Archbishop Sheen insisted on talking about sin. He greeted his audience as "fellow-sinners." "The reason I have chosen to use the address 'fellow-sinners.'" Archbishop Sheen said, "is b",cause in every prayer breakfast I have ever attended. God has been thanked for his blessings. begged for prosperity. petitioned for peace and was practically told that he would be on our side if I)e knew all the facts." Prayer breakfasts have often reflected a civil' religion that identified God's will with the status quo and American policy; President Nixon was criticized

for using such occasions to seek support for the Vietnam War. Eyebrows were raised in cvangelical Christian circles in 1973 when Sen. Mark Hatfield (ROre.). an active Baptist layman and leading opponent of the war, warned his colleagues against praying to false gods at such meetings. "Events such as this' prayer breakfast." he said, "contain the real danger of misplaced allegiance~ if not outright idolatry, to the extent that they fail to distinguish between the God of an American civil religion and the God who reveals himself in the Holy Scriptures and in Jesus Christ." "If we as leaders appeal to the God of an American civil religion," Hatfield said. "our faith is in a small and exclusive deity. a loyal spiritual advisor to American power and prestige. a defender of the American nation. the object of ,an American folk religion devoid of moral content." "But if we pray to the biblical God of justice and righteousness." he said, "we fall under God's judgment for calling upon his name but failing to obey his commands." The call for repentance and forgiveness has picked up again in 1977 by Sen. Harold Hughes

(D-Iowa). another leading critic of the war. Hughes shared the dais with President Nixon. whose .,;~p'~ h,,~ nlaced him on an "enemies list." In 1976. Hatfield told the breakfast audience that America's materialism threatened its spirituality. He called' for a new understanding of political leadership: "In Jesus' example of foot-washing. we see one who serves. We must forsake the love of power as it's used by our leaders and tecover the power of sacrificial love shown by Christ's redeeming love." Carter echoed .Hatfield路s words in his first appearance as president at a National Prayer Breakfast in 1977 when he said. "It is hard to translate the concept of the president of the United States into genuine servant." This year. Archbishop Sheen complained that no one talks about sin in America any more. "It used to be." he said. "that Catholics were the only ones who believed in the Immaculate Conception of Mother of Christ. but today, everyone in America seems to be immaculately conceived." "I was intrigued by Bishop Sheen's reference to the Immacu-

late Conception complex of Americans," Carter said after the archbishop spoke. "It is difficult us as Americans to think that we might be sinful. . . we might have standards that have been prescribed for us that we have not met." he said. Archbishop Sheen and the Rev.

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Vatican Annual Dates from 1716 VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II has received a copy of the 1979 edition of the Vatican Yearbook, which compiles official statistics about the institutional church. The yearbook is an unparalleled collection of statistical information on Vatican offices, dioceses and bishops around the world, embassies to the Holy See. Vatican representatives abroad and religious orders. It is one of the world's oldest reference books, first appearing in 1716. Except for a brief period of non-publication during the troubled Napoleonic years of the early 19th century. it has been published in various forms since that date. Statistics contained in the 1979 edition include: - Cardinals. 123, down from

132 in the 1978 yearbook. - Residential sees. 2.305, an increase of 25. - During 1978. 120 new archbishops and bishops were named. 34 fewer than in the previous year. - In 1978. apostolic nunciatures were established in Gambia. Fiji and Trinidad and Tobago. . The 1979 yearbook also indicates a continuing decline in the membership of religious orders. It records 221 religious institutes of men of pontifical right. the same number as last year. but with 247.333 members. down from 250.880 last year. This year's book lists 1.175 religious institutes of women of pontifical right. one fewer than last year, with 754,785 members, down from 770.702 last year.


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Social Security Continued from Page One Supplemental Security Income program. - Elimination of the $122 a month minimum benefit for those with little work experience or work in jobs not covered by Social Security. The administration said this proposal is aimed at those people who earn a government pension and then work in jobs covered by Social Security just long enough to qualify for minimum benefits; but the coalition argued that the poor woyld be hurt the most by the change. - Phase out benefits for students over 18 who have a parent who is either dead, disabled or retired. The administration said needy students can receive aid through federal grants, but the coalition said existing programs do not have enough money to cover all of those eligible.

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SIDELIGHTS Continued from Page One day of John Paul's trip consisted of an omelet, baked tomatoes topped by spiced breadcrumbs . and sauteed peaches. Beverage choices were coffee, tea, fruit juices and champagne, but it was reported the pope turned down the latter as a breakfast drink. At lunch, dessert selections included owoeowy, a fruitcake soaked in Polish brandy.

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COME VISIT US FOR CATHOUC SCHOOLS WEEK say these smiling students at St. Anne's School, Fall River. They're (firs ~ row) Pauline Benevides, Anja Ibbotson, Steven Belanger, Rick Snizek, Rodney Mauricio; (second row) Anne Marie Benevides, Richard Charette, Scott Mailloux, Erin Sulli van, Richard Mateus, Gregory Caron. Their invitation is echoed by all parochial schools this week. (Sister Gertrude Gaudette Photo)

- End a widow's benefits when her youngest child turns 16 instead of 18 as in current law. The administration said 70 per cent of all widowed and divorced women with children 6DETROIT (NC) - "She scared 17 now work; but the coalition said this change would push. the hell out of me," admitted one participant after Dr. Helen Caldimany women into poverty. cott's address before the naNonal Archbishop Ignatius Strecker Pax Christi conference held in of Kansas City, Kan., a member Detroit. of the Catholic Charities Board, But the audience of 800 gave said, "The Catholic community the Australian doctor a standing and its national agencies sup- ovation when she concluded her ported the adoption of this com- description of radiation on the pact of mutual support (Social human body. Security) and have supported Bishop Carroll T. Dozier of amendments to improve it since Memphis, Tenn., delivered the its original adoption. We shall homily at the conference's litcontinue to do so. urgy. Auxiliary Bishop Thomas "As perhaps the major moral J. Gumbleton of Detroit, presicompact enshrined in positive dent of Pax Christi-USA, and law in our country, the Social Cardinal John Dearden of Detroit Security Act always needs im- were co-hosts of the conference. As keynote speaker, Dr. Caldiprovement and correction, but most of all it needs our constant cott described the effects of raand renewed commitment to diation exposure through industrial misuse of or intentional keep our word," warfare. "I join in the call on President The Harvard Medical School Carter," he said, "to withdraw teacher recounted stories of mine the proposed cutbacks and to use the normal procedures fol- workers exposed to and breathlowed in the past to evaluate ing radioactive materials; homeowners in Colorado living in and to strengthen the program," homes made from radioactive bySOS includes a variety of la- products of nuclear plants; of bor, religious, civil rights, educa- children drinking milk laced with tion, women's and elderly strontium 90. groups. "The chances of survival to the year 2000 are now less than 40 per cent," she said. "America has the nuclear ability to overkill the Russian population 40 times and Russia has A center for small business de- enough to overkill America 20 velopment has been established . times. at Stonehill College, North Eas"There is rio way to survive a ton, under sponsorship of the nuclear war. It only would take college, the Small Business Ad- several hours to complete from ministration and the Old Colony the initial press of the black butPlanning Council. Funding is ton to the extinction of most life under an Economic Develop- in the Northern Hemisphere and ment Administration program. much life in the Southern HemiThe center will offer a variety sphere. of non-credit courses and work"If there were long-term surshops designed to aid small busi- vivors, they would contract leunesses and counseling will be kemia five years later or cancer available through the Old Col- 15 to 40 years later - that is, if ony council and the Service they could survive in a totally Corps of Retired Executives. destroyed world," Further information is availDr. Caldicott said she can't able frqm the Stonehill Confer- believe the willingness of Amerences lind Institutes Division, it::ans to accept living with "imNorth Easton 02356. minent extinction,"

Possible Nuclear Holocaust Described "What's happening to us?" ':he asked. "We seem to have lost our most primitive instincts f,)r survival. "Meanwhile, two-thirds of the world's children are malnourished and starving, and America, th'~ most affluent society in the world, can't afford medical care for all," Dr. Caldicott said the only solution to save the world is "eli Illinating the nuclear reactor" with its potential for c~eating the plutonium necessary for making bombs. During his homily, Bishop Co2.ier built on Dr. Caldicott's warning by laying out a blueprint for peace that begins with personal change of heart. . "Radical conversion, understanding of human rights and the responibilities of daily living in the reign of God are the principles we must teach if we are to reach peace," he said. "Our personal characteristic of conversion will be a reconciling life," Bishop Dozier said. "We must leave behind grudge and prejudice. We must overcome evil with good. We must not be

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violent in thought, word or deed, nor must we cause violence. "Our <:onversion must begin with a vision, a, vision like the one of Isaiah. Why do we not set our goal for the year 2000 A.D.? "Pax Christi has a task of beginning this preparation. It should foster small communities whether in parishes or school., or universities where the st.udy of Scripture will open the word of the Lord to them and t1)e force of that Scripture will give the answer about its vitality. "Our peace platform will not be intricate. It will ask every r.ation to reduce its armllment by an annual rate of five per cent. Armaments will reach zero in anticipation of the year 2000," Bishop Dozier reminded the youth of the country of the request of Pope John Paul II. "Learn foreign languages so that YQU can be our interpreters and make communication easier across frontiers as we call for a jubilee year. He reminds you of the need of disinterested service to countries with the least re. sources,"

Criticism Still Valid bAYTON, Ohio (NC) - A description 10 years ago of the Catholic Church in America as "a white, racist institution" is still valid but there is a "new willingness to do something about it," according to Franciscan Father James Lyke, president of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus.

DURING THE DIOCESAN year of jubilee, Bishop Daniel A. Cronin requests special remembrance by the faithful of the soul of the late Bishop William Stang, founding bishop of the Fall River diocese, who died Feb, 2, 1907.

Father Lyke spoke at the 10th anniversary conference of the caucus, attended by 145 black priests, brothers, permanent deacons and seminarians. The 1968 statement was "explosive" said 'Father Lyke. "Now we repeat it but with the recognition that the bishops and a greater number of Catholics are beginning to see that it was valid,"

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"L'Unita," the newspaper of Italy's Communist party, is the first paper read each day by Pope John Paul, the pontiff told newsmen. He said he is not yet in a position to know the complications of the Italian political situation in depth, therefore he reads a great deal, "and first of all the leftist press," In a first for a papal trip, a movie was shown in-flight as Pope John Paul traveled to Santo Domingo. Surprisingly, the choice, "Goodbye Girl," is rated B (morally objectionable in part for all) by the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcasting. Although not shown in the papal compartment of the plane, it was available to all others flying with the pontiff. Although publicly unable to become involved in, religious activities and even addressing Pope John 'Paul as "sir" at airport welcoming ceremonies,. Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo met the pontiff privately at his home for over an hour. It was reported the pope was shown a private chapel used by the president's mother.

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Wildly enthusiastic Mexicans lined the 70-mile highway from Mexico City to Puebla as the pope passed. Many had waited up to eight hours to see him and the entire highway had been cleared for his motorcade. The people bor~ banners, statues and signs and the pontiff frequently had his car stop so he could speak to them and bless the objects they held out to him. Homes on the route were decked with flowers, papal portraits and Mexican and Vatican flags. In Puebla, church bells pealed, balloons and doves were released and fireworks were set off as the pontiffs caravan entered the city. Gifts the pope will take back to Rome as souvenirs of his travels will include a giant feathered'Indian headdress he was given in the small village of Cuilapam, Mexico, a silver tray from Mexico's president, a huge sombrero and a wide red stole made in the style of the country's traditional serape.


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Abortion Clinic Open Across from Hospital PLYMOUTII, Ind.' (NC) - A by licensed doctors on the staff judge has ruled that an abortion . of an area hospital. clinic may continue to operate Roy Lucas, a Washington, across the street from a Catholic D.C. attorney who represented hospital in South Bend. the Women's Pavilion, said he Judge R. Alexis Clarke of the was quite happy with the decisMarshall County Superior Court ion, adding that he hoped the ruled against St. Joseph's Hos- hospital would "have the integpital, which had filed suit to rity not to appeal." close the Women's Pavilion, an Lucas said the hospital had no abortion clinic located across the .grounds for the suit, which he street from the hospital. said was "frivolous and an exClarke stipulated that the ample of the extent to which Women's Pavilion be used only some will go to stop abortions."

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When he saw a wire serivice picture of her he was certain. "It was a dream come true for my family," he said. Workers resettling Vietnamese families say it is best when agencies or parishes sponsor a family, because of the many types of aid most boat people need. Usually refugees need living quarters, jobs, furniture, clothing, food, transportation, language lessons and aSsistance in such details of daily life as shopping and finding doctors, dentists and schools for children. It is a tremendous task for a single family to undertake such a project, and it is therefore suggested that those interested in assisting boat people contact their diocesan social service office. In this diocese Father Peter Graziano is director of social services. He may be reached at ·783 Slade St., Box M, So. Station, Fall River or at telephone 674-4681.

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experience? What changes are desired? - In what way do Catholic women experience the church's ministry to them? - How do they evaluate that experience? What changes are desired? "The renewal within Catholidsm has heightened our awareness of the plurality' of ministries existing. within the church," said an LCWR announcement of the study. "We recognize the appropriateness of collegial modes of participation in church life. These factors, together with the impact of the women's movement, have combined to focus attention on the role of women within the church - a role changing from passivity to . participation and meaningful service." In directing the study, Ms. Rosenberg will be assisted by a steering committee made up of

Sister Margaret Berry, a member of the LCWR national board; Mary Burke, staff associate at the Center of Concern in Washington; Fatber Vincent Cushing, president of the Washington Theological Union; Sister Doris Gottemoeller, chairperson of the LCWR Ecclesial Role of Women Commission; Dolores Leckey, executive director of the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for the Laity; and Msgr. John F. Murphy, chairman of the college-university division of the National Catholic Educational Association. Among those listed as endorsing the study are the National Federation of Priests' Councils, Association of Permanent Diaconate Directors, National Christ Child Society, Catholic Campus Ministry Association, National Association of the Holy Name Society, Catholic Theological Society of America and Knights of Columbus.


Discipline in Separated Families By Jim and Mary Kenny Dear Dr. Kenny: Please tell me how to cope with three boys, ages 17, 14 and 12, where there is a separation of parents and one parents says one thing and the other says just the opposite. The oldest boy just went to stay with his father where there are no restrictions and no discipline. When my husband lived at home, he seldom had any time for our boys. Naturally when they hit a certain age, there is no longer any need for Mom. They missed a lot of attention from their father. Now whatever little bit they get from him they eat it right up. I think they would even turn fro mme for him and it's killing me. (pa.) It is difficult enough to be a single parent. To be a single parent with a rival who undermines everything you attempt is doubly difficult. Few divorces are amicable. Frequently, the best weapons available with which to hurt each other are the children. Unfortunately, the fighting continues through the children long after the divorce itself is finalized. I am very sympathetic to your frustration. Yours :is a problem that is becoming more and more common. You could use the support of other parents in similar circumstances. Are there other

divorced parents in your area with whom you might form a support group? You could be of considerable help to one another. Children are masters at playing one parent against the other to accomplish their own ends. Children capitalize on the different styles of parenting, differing moods, different personalities of their parents. They know just how to get leniency" from one when the other has been strict. When parents are divorced, children have an added advantage. Their parents may be angry at each other, even looking for subtle ways for revenge. Then the children can make use of the "grandparent effect." Like a grandparent, the "visitor", parent only has the children once in a while. He can indulge and spoil them with gifts, treats and staying up late. Then they return to the custodial parent where discipline is necessary. What child in his right mind would prefer the strict- parent to the indulgent one? The custodial parent :is now the "heavy." She must hear tales about how nice it is with dad. To make matters worse, the law generally says that once children reach age 14, they may choose which parent they wish to live with in custody battles. Such rulings open the way to continuing battles for the affec-

tion of teens. In effect the child Can ask, "What are you prepared to give me for my love?" There is one radical response you can make. Move away. Move 10 states away. Your exhusband ,is less likely to be a vital influence when he is far away. He can still have his visitations, but they will be less frequent. Give your children some straight personal messages. Tell them how the custody game makes you feel. They are old enough to understand. Tell them, "I feel frustrated and upset when your dad gets to have all the fun with you, annd I have to apply the rules. I'm your mother and that's that. You can run with your dad on weekends, but around here you will follow my rules." Tell them that they cannot live with their father and that you are raising them and will stick by them when things are rough. Your situation is extremely hard, almost insoluble in our present society. Realize what you are up against. Talk to other divorced parents. Tell your children how you feel. Keep faith in your ability to parent. Reader questions on family living and child care are invited. Address to The Kennys; c/o The Anchor, P. 0 .. Box 7, Fall River, Mass. 02722.

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MILWAUKEE (NC) - A letter purportedly smuggled out of Northern Ireland's Long Kesh prison tells of a life of fleas, maggots, damp mattresses, starvation and physical assaults for Irish prisoners who seek political rather than criminal status in the British-run prison. The letter was allegedly written by a prisoner in Long Kesh's H Block, where more than 300 prisoners refuse to wear prison garb and have gone about clad only in blankets as a protest against the British refusal to grant political status to those put in the prison after March 1976.

Describes Long Kesh Life possible to verify the authenticity of this particular document. But what it contains is certainly supported by known facts and reliable authorities." Schwartz said Bishop Thomas J. Drury of Corpus Christi, Texas, who has visited the Long Kesh prison, declared that the letter squared with his own observations and knowledge of the situation. In part, the letter says: "At present we lie on filthy, damp, flea-ridden mattresses upon a

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By Janaan Manternach Once upon a time Jesus was Walking toward a small town in Galilee called Nairn. It was not far from Nazareth where Jesus grew up. His disciples were with him. So was, a large crowd of people eager to hear Jesus' words. They walked up hill to the , main gate of Nairn, they saw a funeral procession carrying the body of a young man to the c.emetery. Jesus and his friends watched as the procession passed. They learned that the young man wa's the only son of a widow. Jesus looked at her as she walked behind her son's body. Jesus felt very sad for her. He himself was an only son. He knew how much his mother depended upon him. So he felt very sorry for the woman. He knew that she would be alone and helpless, without anyone to care for her in her old age. To everyone's surprise Jesus walked over to the weeping widow and gently said, "Don't cry." She sensed Jesus' care for her. She felt that he shared her sorrow. Jesus then walked ahead and put his hand on the stretcher which held the young man's body. The procession stopped. Everyone stared at him. Jesus looked at the body on the stretcher and said quietly, "Young man, get up." There was utter silence as people watched. The young man sat up on the stretcher and looked around. He began to talk to his friends and relatives. Then Jesus took him by the hand, helped him off the stretcher and took him back to his mother. The people were amazed at what they saw.They realized that God must be with Jesus, bringing life to the dead, joy to the surrowing. They began to praise God for what he had done through Jesus. Then they walked back into the town. They kept saying, "A great prophet has grown up among us," and "God has visited us, hi~ people." Everyone was happy. The funeral procession had turned into a parade. The widow had her son back., It was a day to celebrate. The people told evervone they met about Jesus and what God' had done for them through him.

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For the Christian, victory over death is to be seen concretely in the person of Jesus. There is great significance in the fact that, notwithstanding the cult of splendor which has characterized the Christian church in history, it is the crucifix which has remained the most common and most popular representation of Jesus. Not only did he die, but he descended into hell, into the realm of the dead; he was actually in the "state" of death. Christian conviction has always been that Jesus seized death, grappled with it, made it his own. This is why, in Christian tradition, his death has always been seen to be redemptive, a free transfer of Jesus' existence to the Father in obedience, hope and love. Over the centuries Christians have sought to give visibile form to this redemptive death and enable all Christians to share in it. St. Paul says that in baptism a person is buried with Christ, becomes like him in his death, and in this way dies to sin. The Eucharist too has always been understood as the continuously renewed celebration of Jesus' death. It is therefore all the more extraordinary that this continuous affirmation of the death of Jesus should be accompanied in the Christian message by an equally strong proclamation that Jesus was raised from the dead, is now glorified and living w1t'l God, and that, as St. Paul says, . we too "if we have died with him, we shall also live with him." The New Testament, in other words, knows of no human life which is not worthy to be definitive. What knowledge do we have of such existence beyond death? None, if by knowledge we mean scientifically verifiable evidence. But nobody lives out life by such

evidence, since it would merely allow us to classify objects, and forbid us any experience of art or beauty or friendship or love. Indeed, there are inklings of transcendence all around us: experiences of beauty, of play and especially of love. Human love is quite shameless in hoping for immortality, and believes against all evidence that it will not be affected by death. The free act' of moral decision as well as true moral goodness are also experienced as somehow absolutely valuable, beyond any apparent hopelessness or futility in time. Our hope as Christians, then, is that the whole of our being somehow endures and maintains itself through death, while not based on the verifiable evidence of science, this hope, is yet consistent with the special kind of knowledge we have from certain types of human experience. Like human desire, the object of Christian hope is fulfillment, but, unlike desire, hope is expectantcy in face of a fUlure which is ultimately unknown and totally beyond our imagination. All images of this future lif~ must be spoken in metaphor. Not to understand this, to believe that Christianity knows anything' at all about the future life it announces, is to make Christian faith and hope ridiculous and incredible. Hope looks for the radically new beyond death, a f~I)足 fillment utterly beyond our power to conceive. The only thing Christianity can say about the resurrection of t!1e flesh is that what happened to Christ will also happen to liS, to the extent that our lives have been genuinely worthwhile We will come before God face to face, in absolute nearness to absolute mystery. And in that nearness we shall be forever what we have become in our lives and have ratified in death.

Meals That Build Community By Father Joseph M. Champlin

An invitation to dinner with the family is one of the steps early. in a courtship which helps a budding relationship deepen. A young woman's parents, sisters and brothers get a closer look at her suitor. They learn more about his background, attitudes and personality after a meal together. The man who comes to dinner likewise views his new friend in a different context. He looks at her parents then at her and makes comparisons. He observes the interaction of the entire family. The initial moments may' be a bit tense or uncomfortable, especially for the guest. Despite the

welcome and warmth, he -is not yet a part of the family. Still, as he eats with them more and more often, they may say, "You are practically one of us." But until that relationship becomes formally permanent through wedding vows, he probably would not be considered a true ~ember of her family, nor she of his. A family meal expresses, as it were, the unity of a group, but the actual eating together can also build. that oneness and aid its growth. We might apply this example by way of analogy to the Eucharist. A sacred, sacrificial meal, it too serves as an expression of Turn to Page Thirteen


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Jesus, que tern apenas quarenta dias, levado pela Mte, Maria, e por Jose a Jerusal~m, para ser oferecido a Deus. , , E a primeira entrada do Messias no Templo, centro de converg~ncia das aspiraJoes e desejos d9 piedoso israelita, lugar privilegiado da presen~a de Deus no meio do S~u povo. Obedecendo a Lei, Jesus realiza tudo quanto entrevira 0 profeta Malaquias: Imediatamente vira ao Seu templo 0 Senhor que vos buscais, 0 anjo' de alian~a que desejais. Ei-Io, a! vern, diz 0 Senhor dos exercitos.(MaI.3:1} No Evangelho de Lucas, que descreve 0 episodio com pinceladas doces, no centro esta Cristo ainda menino, mas apresentado como quem'toma posse daquele lugar sagrado, como a v!tima do sacrif!cio perfeito, que ~ agora oferecida e preparada, e que, dentro de n~o muitos anos, na mesma cidade santa, mas fora da porta, sera imolado para a ~alva~ao do mundo. A Sua volta quatro pessoas: a M~e, primeiramente, impressionada e alegre, tern-no no colo. Respondera ao anjo Gabriel Eis-me aqui, sou a serva do Senhor, fa~a­ se em mim segundo a tua palavra. Aceitou plenamente 0 des!gnio de Deus e, com fe salida e fortr, tomou 0 caminho que lhe tra~ara 0 Alt{ssimo, sempre fiel Sua palavra. Est~ Jose, homem justo, que ama e se da silenciosamente. Tambem ele, diante da revelarao do anjo, renunciou ao seu projecto de vida e aceitou serenamente aquele que the prepara a vontade mistriosa de Deus, inserindo-se, sem hesita~~o, no caminho da sua esposa. Esta 0 velho Sime~o: a sua vida n~o foi senao ansiosa expectativa, atenta audi}~o da Palavra de Deus: nao'veria a morte sem primeiro ter visto 0 Messias do Senhor. Mas no templo, para onde se dirigira movido pelo Esp{rito, que encontra, que v~, em que toca? Talvez no Messias, libertador e triunfante, no meio do clangor das trombetas da vit6ria? Nada disso. s6 urn menino, filho de pobres. Todavia Simeao reconhece que aquele menino e a salva5~o de Deus, a luz das naIoes, a verdadeira gloria de Israel. Agora, 0 velho Sime~o, que v~ realizado 0 sonho da vida inteira, pode zarpar em paz em direcfao as praias da eternidade. Esta por ultimo, uma mulher idosa, Ana. Tamb~m ela, que muito nova enviuvara, pas sou 0 res to de longa ,vida na ora)~o e no je1um, esperando ..• ~ A volta de Jesus, na Apresenta~ao, estao portanto dois homens e duas mulheres todos a participarem, de maneira pessoal e original, na hist~ria da salva~~o, mas todos com uma caracater!stica comum: a fidelidade a Palavra de Deus, a Sua vontade, que se manifesta na Lei ou se entreve nos acontecimentos da vida quotidiana. Tal atituda, deve estar na base da vida espiritual e eclesial dos cristros, mas em particular na vida dos sacerdotes e religiosos, que de modo especial ofereceram a Deus a sua pessoas, a exemplo de Cristo. Os c{rios, benzidos neste dia, sejam s!mbolo n!o s~ da nossa fe mas, tambem da nossa fidelidade a Palavra e a vontade de Deus. ~

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Colby Says Ethics Matter LOS ANGELES (NC) - Application of Catholic ethical principles concerning self-defense and proportionality can make intelligence work honorable, according to William Colby, who was director of the Central In-telligence Agency from 1973 to 1976. Colby, a Catholic, made his comments in an interview in The National Catholic Register, a weekly newspaper published in Los Angeles. "The American people want good intelligence, in both senses of the word 'good'" Colby said. "They want intelligence to be effective, giving us the security we need from the outside world. They also want us to follow certain norms of behavior." "I think that you can find the same sense of honor in intelligence work as you can in military affairs, police work, various other professions whIch rp.quire the use of some degree of force on certain occasions," Colby said. The first Catholic ethical prmciple concerning the use of force in international affairs involves asking "is it in self-defense, or is it for purposes of aggression:''' Colby said. The second ethical principle involved, Colby said, is that "it is

wrong to use a disproportionate degree of force when defendillg oneself." He said CIA efforts to assassinate Cuban Premier Fidel Castro were ','a totally disproportionate use of force." "But if you look at most of the situations," Colby said, "you will find that the CIA technique enables you to use much less force than the alternative might well have been - such as using the Marines, Air Force or something of that nature." Colby also supported a certain amount of openness about covert CIA activities and supported a free press. He said he did not believe there was much covert political or para-military work being done by the CIA today. But he said he believes "the clandestine collection of information - traditional espionage if you will" is still going on. "It must," he said, "in countries that have secrets that could hurt us. Some of those secrets are not visible in photographs from the sky. "We need to protect ourselves through hrave people in such countries who will tell us, and I suspect that kind of work is going ahead."

Meals That Build Community Continued from Page Twelve unity and deepens our oneness with Christ and with one another. A 1972 Vatican document, "On Admitting Other Christians to Eucharistic Communion in the Catholic Church," considers both those aspects. • First, "of its very nature, celebration of' the Eucharist signifies the fullness of profession of faith and the fullness of ecclesial communion." Secondly, "the effect of the Eucharist is also to nourish spiritually those who receive it." What about intercommunion or the practice of Protestant Christians receiving the Eucharist at a Roman Catholic Mass? Vatican II's "Decree on Ecumenism," paragraph 8, summarizes that issue: The Eucharist as an expression of unity generally forbids such intercommunion, as a means of grace it sometimes would commend it." Vatican authorities leave practical decisions about intercommunion to the local bishop. He must determine the circumstances in which a baptized, believing Christian, not Roman Catholic, with a proper faith in the Eucharist and a strong desire to receive the Lord would be allowed to receive Communion at Mass. Certain additional conditions should be fulfilled: the inability to go to his or her own church and the minimizing of danger or disturbance to the faith of area Roman Catholics. Would a funeral be such an occasion? One could argue forcefully that a Protestant or Orthodox Christian spouse, whose Catholic partner of many years is being buried at Mass, might on this occasion

be allowed to receive Communion. They long shared the same sacrament of matrimony and often shared the task of raising their children as Cath-olics. It would seem appropriate that the bereaved person with the proper dispositions now share this Eucharist which pledges the beloved's resurrection and ultimate reunion in heaven.

Wisdom Continued from Page Twelve Greco-Roman world. Today we are forming a global culture and the spiritual and cultural riches of all nations are ours to be fulfilled in Christ. One of St. John's significant contributions for our times is the simple and effective method of entering into pure prayer which he learned from the Fathers. We Western Christians have virtually lost the contemplative dimension of our lives and we need to find it again. St. John can help us here. Under the name of "Centering Prayer," this ancient method is now being widely practiced and many quite ordinary Christians as in 15th century England and throughout the ages of faith, are finding moments for contemplative repose in the Lord in the course of their busy days. St. John places his teaching on prayer in the context of forcef:Jl and practical conferences on overcoming tlw vices and acquiring tftevirtuet; he was a man of action. y~ fIe clearly realized that we caMot be in touch with the true meaning of life without practicing prayer based on the acknowledgement of our complete dependence on God.

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STANGITES Denise Higgins and Jo Anne Cussion help paint prizewinning billboard designed by Rochelle St. Martin and Marc Bergeron for Catholic Schools Week. The 22 by 9 foot. bill board will be seen in New Bedford and Fall River locations for the next two months. It reads "A Great Force in Your Community - Bishop Stang High SchoolReligion, Education, Discipline." (Sister Gertrude Gaudette Photo)

focus on youth By Cecilia Belanger I think we can safely say that Lincoln, more than any other president or American, stood at the spiritual center of American history. I say this because many feel that Lincoln's knowledge of the , Bible far exceeded that of most present day clergy. No other president has been more attuned to the pain and sorrow of his people, and no citizen of this country has interpreted more eloquently this sorrow and this pain ,in the light of the great biblical motifs of judgment, punishment, mercy and reconciliation. Young people are very fond of Abraham Lincoln. His name is always among the top 10 of American heroes, often at the very top. During the turbulent 60's, when thousands of college youth marched on Washington, one of the first places they visited was the .uncoln Memorial. I asked several why this was and they said 'they felt "at home" with Lincoln. They remembered that he, too, had once protested a war, calling the war against Mexico "unnecessary and unconstitutional," words that cost him his seat in the House of Representatives. Yes, we love the Lincoln Memorial. It is a humble figure sitting there in an old armchair, as if he were saying, "Come in and sit down with me and let's have a chat." Lincoln grew because he was humble. He believed in God. Without both, one does not grow. There was something untrivial about Lincoln. He saw through some of the organized religion of his day and he kept digging until he reached the bedrock of biblical faith, our Saviour's life and teaching. Perhaps it is even fair to say that because Lincoln doubted some religious 'dogmas, he became more acutely aware of the .biblical realities behind them. Listen to these words, written as

.a young man, and see if they don't reflect a deeply religious spirit: "Probably it is to be my lot to go on in a 'twilight, feeling and reasoning my way through life, as questioning, doubting Thomas did. But in my poor, maimed way, I bear with me as I go on a seeking spirit of desire for-a faith that was with him of olden times, who, in his need, as I in mine, exclaimed, 'Help thou my unbelief' ". Lincoln refused to be dogmatic. He knew how selfish human beings can be. He abhorred self-righteousness. An example of that outspoken humor of his: After several dispatches from General McClellan, all of which began "Headquarters - in the . saddle," Lincoln remarked, "It's strange how the general keeps his headquarters where most people put their hindquarters." Even more trying than generals was the self-righteousness of the clergy. After the departure of a ,particularly obnoxious delegation, Lincoln told the story of a small boy who, out of mud, had sculpted a beautiful church, replete with pews and pulpit. When asked, "Where's the preacher?" he replied, "I ran out of mud." I respect Lincoln because of the prophetic dimension he brought to his presidency. He expounded our history as a biblical prophet would. Remember how prohetically he interpreted the Civil War at his Second Inaugural: "If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom' the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him?

"Fondly do we hope - fervently do we pray - that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bondman's 250 years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall he paid with another drawn with the sword, as was said 3,000 years ago, so} it. must be said again: 'The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.' " We have strayed from the spiritual center of our history. But maybe we shall one day fit the wonderful description Lincoln gave of us as "God's almost chosen people."

By Charlie Martin

Lotta Love It's gonna take a lotta love To change the way things are It's gonna take a: lotta love Or we won't get too far So if you look in my direction And we don't see eye to eye My heart needs protection And so do I. It's gonna take a lotta love To get us through the night It's gonna take a lotta love To make this work out right So if you are out there waiting I hope you show up soon You know I need relating Not solitude.

Bishop Stang By Suzanne Seguin' Stang High, North Dartmouth, is rapidly acquiring an international flavor, with five new students hailing from Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Iran and 'Portugal. Last night was parents' night, with the program including the regular monthly Mass to which parents, other relatives, friends and students are invited. The Mass, started two years ago by the Student Involvement Committee, is increasingly popular. The Parents' Club will sponsor a dance Saturday at the school. In faculty news, principal George Milot will attend a principal's convention in Houston this week and Sister Teresa Trayers and James McNamee were at a workshop on guidance techniques for gifted students. Students joined in offering birthday greetings to Sister Gertrude Gaudette, OP, who heads the art department. Theirunanimous opinion: "Without the giganticefforts of this talented person, half of Stang and much of the diocese would not be able to function."

Holy Family Kathleen Ellen路 Hudon will represent New Bedford's Holy Family High at a Massachusetts youth leadership seminar hosted by the Boston Jaycees. She will join about 100 other sophomores in Boston for the weekend of Feb. 16, at which two students will be chosen to represent the Commonwealth at an international youth seminar in Atlanta in April. French students recently enjoyed luncheon at a French restaurant in Portsmouth, the reward for a cookie sale they had sponsored. Juniors marked ring day at a special Mass and were then guests, together with faculty members, at a luncheon hosted by seniors.

Bishop Feehan At Feehan High in Attleboro, Christine 'Lambert has been selected to attend a regional Achievement conference at the end of February in Pennsylvania. The program will include lectures and conferences on topics of concern to future business leaders.

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Nicolette Larson's name is not well known to pop rock listeners but this recording demonstrates her talent. Her voice adds emotional content to this simple yet challenging song. To state that relationships take a "lotta love" to work out right seems obvious. Yet less than obvious levels of meaning. Even the most idealistic romantic faces reality at some point. No relationship can survive on feeling alone. Love has many facets and can't be reduced to one definition. Love is a big risk, also a big responsibility. It defies definition, but is foremost an unconditional gift given to empower another toward becoming his best self. Few of us are secure or generous enough to keep risking' without some return actions that indicate another's appreciation and caring. Lovers are open, vulnerable persons, and the pain of abuse or rejection can fragment even an unconditional gift. Love'~ true strength lies not in the fact that it cannot be crushed, for .mdeed it can be. Rather, love's strength is in its resilience; agam and again we can be enabled to love as old hurts are healed and new appreciation shown for the gift of our love. All of us have received the special, unconditional gift of God's love. It asks much from us, challenging us to give real concern for the others in our lives. In a world that searches for life-renewing healing it is we as lovers who will make the difference. Such a goal' will need a "Iotta love" to be reached, but such love is within us to give.

"Once upon a Mattress," a musical based on the fairy story of the princess and the pea, will be presented April 6 and 7 by students directed by Sister Marialyn, aided by James Haskins, James Dillon and Albert Cremin. The Feehan math team took .first place in a recent math meet, with Richard DeBlois and Michael Cronin as high scorers. Following distribution of report cards, parent conferences will be held Monday and Tuesday. A placement test for prospective Feehan students will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday.,

Pro-Life- F'irst MANASSAS, Va. (NC)-Leaders of what is believed to be the first pro-life telethon said they are pleased with the results of the effort, which netted more than $1,000 in cash and an estimated $4,000 worth of. baby items. I

. Exchange Visits WAHINGTON ~C) - An Exchange that could bring 10,000 students from the People's Republic of China to the West over the next several years has begun with arrival of 52 Chinese seniors at Georgetown University. They are the first of some 500 to 700 expected to visit the United States by next September. In a pilot project, Georgetown University's American Language Institute will provide English language instruction for 25 students and American University will instruct the remainder of the group. Eighty percent of those who come to the United States from the People's Republic of China are expected to pursue post-doctoral studies in science and engineering. Twelve American students will begin advanced st~dies or research at institutions 'ip China this spring and 50 more will go to China in the fall.


Interscholastic Sports

IN THE DIOCESE

By BILL MORRISSETTE

Feehan's Papazian Leads Scorers Jim Papazian of Feehan-High's basketball team continues to set the scoring pace in Division Two of the Southeastern Mass. Conference. Papazian, who scored 28 points including the gamewinning field goal seven seconds from the final buzzer against Holy' Family last Friday night, had upped his season total entering this week to 175 in eight games for an average of 21.9, the best in the conference's three divisions. John Bowers, Seekonk, is runnerup in Division Two with 147 points, averaging 18.4. Paul Kelly, Feehan, is also among top scorers in that division.

Bill Shea, Bishop Connolly High, is second in Division One scoring. As of last Friday, Shea had 233 points and 21.2 average. Don Lonergan of Attleboro, who had been the division's leading, scorer, has been displaced in first place by Dartmouth's MarIon Burns. The Dartmouth star had 237 points for a 21.5 average, Lonergan, now third, had 229 for 20.8. Kevin Chisholm, of Coyle-Cassidy, and Tracy WilIiams, of Bourne, are in a spirited contest for the Division Three scoring lead followed closely by Diman Yoke's Dave Costa.

Holy Family Improves Although not at this point, a serious threat in the Division Two pennant race, Holy Family has improved considerably from its early season start. After losing their first conference games, the Blue Wave hoopsters won three straight, before bowing to pennant contender Wareham Tuesday of last week and throwing a scare into Feehan, another contender, last Friday night. III girls' play, Holy Family has 5 wins, ~ losses. Today the team plays Old Rochester. It is interesting to note that Holy Family holds the record for the most points scored in a Division Two game this season. They scored 98 points "in defeating Dennis-Yarmouth, ,98-75, on 16. Dennis-Yarmouth's Jan. score in that game is. the highest by a losing team this season, and the combined score of the two teams, 173, is the most scored in a Division Two game this season. Holy Family, which was host to Seekonk Tuesday, will be home to Bishop Stang High tomorrow night and visit DennisYarmouth Tuesday. Stang is

home to Old Rochester Tuesday. Other Division Two games tomorrow are Old Rochester at Wareham, Dennis-Yarmouth at Feehan, New Bedford Yoke Tech at Seekonk. Also on Tuesday's schedule are Seekonk at Wareham and Feehan at Yoke Tech. Bishop Connolly High, making a strong showing in Division One is host to Taunton tomorrow night and visits Dartmouth Tuesday. Trying to catch up to pace-setting Dartmouth, New Bedford High is at Fairhaven tomorrow night and is home to Durfee Tuesday night. Also set for tomorrow night are Somerset at Durfee, Barnstable at Attleboro while on Friday night Taunton is at Somerset, Fairhaven at Barnstable. Coyle-Cassidy and Diman Yoke, top contenders for the Division Three crown tangle in Fall River tomorrow night when Case is at Westport and Dighton-Rehoboth at Bourne.' Coyle-Cassidy will be idle Tuesday night but games that night have Falmouth at Westport, Dighton-Rehoboth at Diman Yoke, Bourne at Case.

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 gen· eral viewing; PG-parental guidance sug· ge$ted; R-restricted, unsuitable for children or younger teens. Catholic ratings: AI-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' "The Late Great Planet Earth" (Riddell): Based upon a popular book about the imminent destruction of earth as supposedly foretold in the Old and New Testament, this film is a mishmash of interviews, narration and stock newsreel footage, with a touch of pseudo-biblical drama thrown in. , The film's thesis is built upon an extremely arbitrary interpretation of Scripture. It exploits concerns such as global pollution and nuclear warfare for its own dubious ends. Finally it presents a distorted idea of the purpose of prophecy. It is not suited to younger and more impressionable viewers. lPG, A3 "On the Yard" (Midwest): This film is based upon an acclaimed prison novel by Malcolm Braly, Its concern is prison corruption.

Films on TV Sunday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m. (CBS) - "Rocky" (1976) - The immensely popular hit about a nobody who gets a shot at the heavyweight crown is presented for the first time on television. Winner of three Academy Awards, including one for best picture, and starring Sylvester Stallone, who also wrote the screenplay, the film is solid entertainment, but the graphic violence of the fight scenes make it· mature viewing fare. PG, A3 Sunday, Feb. 4, 7 p.rn. (ABC) "The Bad News BearY' (1976) - Walter Matthau stars as a former minor leaguer who takes over a hopelessly inept Little League team and turns it into a contender. Though the film has some funny moments, its indictment of middle-class hypocrisy is rather heavyhanded and its running joke about foul language in the mouths of youngsters is offensive. PG,' B Sunday, Feb. 4, following "The Bad News BearY' (ABC) - "The Way We Were" (1973) - Robert Redford and Barbara Streisand star in this flick soap opera about an ill-matched couple he's a conservative with writing amitions: she's a leftist whose college marriage comes apart in Hollywood during the McCarthy era. The film trivializes events in favor of sheer glamour and is mediocre entertainment. Mature viewing fare. A3

A wheeler-dealer (Thomas Waites) rules over the other inmates until a determined security officer and the machinations of a rival bring his downfall. The catalyst is a loner (John Heard) who gets himself into Waite's debt and refuses to pay him off with a favor he ~ould easily do him. Subplots involve an aging inmate (Mike Kellin) desperate for parole and another prisoner (Joe Grifasi) obsessed with escaping in a balloon he is secretly building.

On Radio Sunday, Feb. 4 - "Guideline" (NBC) concludes a series on the Latin American bishops' meeting in Puebla, Mexico. The guest is Thomas Quigley, Latin American affairs expert for the U.S. Catholic Conference, wh() discusses implications of Puebla for involvement of the United States in Latin American affairs. (Check local listings for time.)

The acting is good but direction is meandering and there is no :building towards climax. Rough language and violence call for an adult rating. R, A3

"One of the things I always forbid my students to say is 'only a symbol.' . . . Symbols participate in the power of what they symbolize." - Paul Tillich

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South Nears Hockey Crown Sparked by Jim Carey's hat . day's game. New Bedford droptrick, Fall River South routed ped to third place. Fall River Somerset-Freetown, 7-0, last North blanked Rochester, 3-0, Sunday night and is now within and climbed to a fourth-place three points of a repeat Bristol dead-lock with the losers. County Catholic Hockey League champi()nship. The Southies now have 25 Taunton pinned a 5-1 setback points and a four-point lead on New Bedford and gained un- over Taunton. New Bedford has dispute4 possession of second 19 points and, mathematically, place. The teams were tied for has not been eliminated from the runnerup spot before Sun- contention.

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FOUR YOUNGSTERS growing up in New York in the 1940s "adopt" an abandoned baby in "The Baby with Four Fathers," a comedy to be seen in March as an ABC weekend special. From left, Pat Piccininni, Alphonse Billera, Erick Gurry, Al Ferrera. (NC Photo)

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ST. MARY, SEEKONK Mrs. Jean 'Brackett has been appointed chairman of a committee to revise the bylaws of the Women's Guild. 'The next guild meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 12. Children will receive first penance at 2 p.m. Sunday. At least one parent should accompany each child. Throats will. be blessed after all Masses this weekend. ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET The Holy Ghost committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the rectory.

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SISTERS' SENATE, DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER The Sisters' Senate will sponsor lectures on child abuse Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 7 and 8~ Both will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday's lecture will be at Our Lady of Assumption Hall, 47 South'Sixth St., New Bedford, and Thursday's will be at Jesus Mary Convent, 138 St. Joseph St., Fall River. They 'Will be presented by Thomas Amisson and Father Frank Blanchard. ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER Throats will be blessed 15 minutes before and following each weekend Mass. The new parish charismatic prayer group will hold its first meeting at 7:45 tonight in the lower church. Diocesan prayer group leaders will hold a conference Sunday in the school. Open house wifl be held from 9 to 11 a.m. today and tomorrow in the parochial school and a children's art exhibit will be displayed in the auditorium. SS. PETER AND PAUL, FALL RIVER Sister Leona, school principal, announces that a kindergarten for children who will be five by Dec. 31 will open in September. It will be limited to 30 pupils. Father Stephen A. Fernandes, associate pastor, will entertain Women's Club members and guests with a magic and mindreading performance at the club meeting at 8 p.m. Monday.

ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER Candles will be blessed before each Mass tomorrow, Candlemas day. A special Mass, prepared by 7th grade students, will be celebrated at 1 p.m. as part of parish observance of Catholic Schools week. LA SALEITE CURSILLO CENTER, ATTLEBORO Men's Cursillo 89 will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 with George Denmark as rector. THIRD ORDER DOMINICANS, FALL RIVER Third Order Dominicans will meet at Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home, 1600 Bay St. at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.

CURSILLO ULTREYA, CENTERVILLE "Loving Hearts" will be the theme of the ultreya set for 8 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Victory Church. Host couple will be Phil and Peggy McNamara and the witness speakers will be Frank and Betty Hufnagel. Mass will be celebrated by Father James MoLellan and the auxiliary couple are Don and Carolyn Weber. A book swap table will be in operation, coordinated by Pauline Parent. Members are asked to pray 'for a girls' Echo retreat taking place the weekend of Feb. 9. SOCIETY OF. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, FALL RIVER COUNCIL Vincentlans will meet for Mass at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church, Fall River. A meeting will follow.

Pastor Pulls No Punches 'PITTSBURGH (NC) - Classes have resumed at St. Mary of the Mount High School in Mt. Washington wher~ the pastor had suspended all classes for nearly a week after acts of vandalism .committed by students. In announcing the suspension to the school's 265 students, Msgr. Joseph' Knorr, pastor, made it clear that classes would not resume until the vandals had confessed. In a few days one incident had been solved, and by the time of an open parents' meeting the same. night to discuss the situation, the second' student had confessed.

FIRST FRIDAY CLUB, FALL RIVER Sheila Jo McGowan will speak on pro-life activity at a First "We are supposed to be runFriday Club supper meeting folning a values institution. I don't lowing 6 p.m. Mass tomorrow think we should allow contraat Sacred Heart Church, Fall . values," Msgr. Knorr commentRiver. ed. HOLY NAME, The episode began when stuFALL RIVER dents used a large fire extingThe Women's Guild will hear uisher to spray floors, walls and a talk on decoupage by Mrs. ceilings after the school's mainBarbara Connors at their meet~. tenance workers had spent 160 ing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. hours during the Christmas vaCandles will be blessed before cation waxing floors and clean7 a.m. Mass tomorrow, Candle- ing the building. mas day. He remainded calm following Throats will be blessed following 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Masses that incident, Msgr. Knorr said, and at 11 a.m. and 3:10 to 4 but after a three-inch door at p.m. Saturday, the feast of St. the school was destroyed he dismissed the student body. Blaise. His strong response drew genSACRED HEART, eral support from parishioners FAL RIVER and from editorials in the d~i1y TACT youth group will meet newspapers. at 7 p.m. Monday in the parish center. Adult and youth team memLay Evangelization bers are needed for the confirmProgram in Capital ation program. Volunteers may WASHINGTON (NC) - The' call the rectory or Michael Cote Catholic University of America, at 8-0873. ·Candles will be blessed at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the both Masses tomorrow. Throats will be blessed at all Paulist Office for Evangelization will co-sponsor the first weekend Masses. national Catholic lay celebration IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, of evangelization Aug. 16-18 in TAUNTON Washington. Volunteers are needed for. the Organizers hope to attract parish choir. 2,500 laymen and religious for Throats will be blessed followthe event, which will feature, ing all weekend Masses. along with its main addresses, CATHOLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL, 20 models of outreach to unTAUNTON c1wrched and alienated CathParents and fifth grade stu- olics and personal witnessing by dents are invited to a slide pre- a number of prominent lay Cathsentation and tour of the school olics from the fields of entertainat. 8 tonight. Registrations for, ment, sports, government, communications and social ministry. September will be accepted.

The meeting of 'the parents, with the faculty, administrators and a number of students present, .drew about 300 people, a fact that impressed Sidney Haeck, who chaired the session. "We found out that parents really want a Catholic school here and that they do want values education. What we have here is worth keeping, and knowing that, we'll be able to cope with other problems in the future." Speaking for himself, Haeck declared, "a guy like monsignor I can relate to. Here's 'someone who's standing up for what's right." Msgr. Knorr commented: "I'm happy we worked through this. I'm happy my trust in the values of the people was not misplaced." • The priest added that he was "thrilled "that the media focused on the values issue" in covering the class suspension story. "They really reported what we were saying."

Notre Dame Told Revamp Hiring NOTRE DAME, Ind.· (NC) The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered the University of Notre Dame to revamp portions of its affirmative action procedures. Thomas Bull, Notre Dame's director of personnel, said that representatives of the federal agency reviewed the university's affirmative action files and told the university to make changes in the method in which they present their affirmative action data. -Bull said the university has been told to change the way in which it analyzes its "work force in terms of classification, sex and ethnicity." Timothy 0' Meara, university provost, added: "It is not a question of substance but a question of data gathering." The Labor Department review was tied to a more than $1 million grant the university receives annually from the U.S. Department of Energy for the operation of the radiation laboratory, Bull said.

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