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Father Costa, 'executive director of St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, a facility offering residential treatment and special education servicesfor children, discusses the needs of children in crisis and the current public debate on the usefulness of orphanages: For a long time children have been an endangered species in this country, victims of neglect and abuse. In an ironic twist, some of them are viewed as the problem

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Catholic press seen among God's best instruments WASHINGTON (CNS) - One of God's best instruments in bringing together the diversity of the church has been an "aggressive. competent Catholic press," according to the president ofthe Catholic Press Association. In a message for Catholic Press Month celebrated in February, Anthony J. Spence said. "Nowhere else does the richness and diversity of Catholic life come together in such compelling ways as in Catholic magazines, newspapers, books and newsletters." The Catholic press not only provides the place where "Catholic voices meet, debate and challenge," but it also enables those voices to "find consensus. ultima~ely celebrating the one faith that binds us all," according to Spence, editor of the Tennessf:e Register, newspaper of the Nashville diocese. Spence's column appears in a booklet issued by the CPA to mark the 1995 Catholic Press Month with the theme, "One Faith,' Many Voices: Sharing the Voices of Inspirati.on, Witness, Hope, Faith and Truth." The booklet also includes statements by Arch••bishop John P. Foley, president of

the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Costello of Syracuse, N. Y .. chairman of the U.S. bishops' Communications Committee. In Archbishop Foley's column, he said the Catholic press helps to "articulate, strengthen and reaffirm" people's faith while refIecting the diversity which makes the church "one of the most catholic - or truly universal - in the world." ' The archbishop said the Catholic press offers society inspiration. values and role models by profiles of Catholics "in love with Christ" and the "cducated work of people with sound moral principles and a sensitive social conscience." Bishop Costello urged members of the Catholic press to be constantly mindful of their readers. "Communication happens when the reader is informed and. with us, is transformed," he said. "We need readers to achieve our purpose." he said. 'Tm not thinking about circulation; my concern is involvement. Selling the publication isn't enough. Success resides in the experience of the subscriber." _

ordination. .' Father McCurry offered a slide presentation on the life of St. Maximilian and led recitation of the rosary before Gajowniczek spoke about the brutalities at To commemorate the beatificaAuschwitz, where he was a prisoner for five ye~rs, five months tion of their foundress, Blessed Marie Poussepin, the Dominican and nine days. Prisoners were beaten-some- Sisters of the Presentation invite times to death; many fell victim to the public to join them for a Mass disease or resorted to suicide. GajowofThanksgivingat 2 p.m. Sunday, niczek survivcd typhus; his skull Feb. 5, at St. Annes's Church, FaII and several ribs were fractured; he River. FolIowing the liturgy, rehad several teeth knocked out and freshments wiII be served at Saint two of his vertebrae were destroyed Anne's Hospital, across the street by tuberculosis bacilli. from the church. Still bearing his tattooed priBishop Sean P. O'MalIey wiII soner number 5659. he recalled officiate at the Mass, which wiII be the diocesan celebration of the Turn to Page II

proclamation of Marie Poussepin's holiness made by Pope John Paul II last Nov. 20. At that time representatives of the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation from 33 countries gathered in Rome for the ceremony at which the pope recognized Marie Potlssepin as a "social apostle of charity." Her beatification entitles her to public veneration and makes her a candidate for canonization as a saint. Last Sunday the foundress was Turn to Page 12

AUSCHWITZ SURVIVOR Franciszek Gajowniczek, visiting with Apostolate Alliance ofthe Two Hearts coordinator Maggie Sweeney in Hyannis, owes his life to St. Maximilian Kolbe.

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Man saved by saint visits the diocese Fifty years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Franciszek Gajowniczek is still telling the story of how he survived that place of death. While ceremonies in his native Poland marked the Jan. 27 anniversary of the concentration camp's liberation, hundreds turned out in Hyannis Jan. 15 and in New Bedford Jan. 16 to hear the story of the man whose life was saved by "the saint of Auschwitz," St. Maximilian Kolbe. Now 93, Gajowniczek was a Polish soldier interned at the concentration camp when in 1941 he was chosen at random to die in a starvation bunker with nine others in retaliation for the escape of another prisoner. Father Kolbe, a Conventual Franciscan priest, stepped forward, offering his life for that of Gajownic:wk, -a husband and father. Father Kolbe was canonized in 1982. "My feelings about Father Kolbe's act of heroic charity are indescribable," Gajowniczek told 500 gathered at St. Francis Xavier Church, Hyannis" in a visit sponsored by the Apostolate Alliance

and the reason for our fears. How should we address needy children and their families? Much recent debate has focused on the resurrection of orphanages as a solu-

of the Two Hearts, a nationwide organization of Catholic Marian and Sacred Hearts groups for which Bishop Sean O'Malley is episcopal advisor. Gajowniczek was accompanied by his wife Janina, interpreter Peter Lewandowski and Father James McCurry, OFM Conv., national director of the Militia of Mary Immaculate, Father Kolbe in 1917,formed the yearby before his

tion to the problem. If only it were that simple! The problem, of course, is not rooted in the children but in the disintegration of their families. These are families that are often impacted by addiction, characterized by violence, where parenting is absent. Needy children are symptoms of all this. It is not necessarily helpful to judge these families but rather to provide them with an opportunity to address some very difficult issues. Historically these families have turned to the community, both public and private sectors, to assist them on the road to recovery and family reunification. Without question many attempts of the past have not produced thc desired results. Surely there must bc a more effective way to address the needs of the most vulnerable children and their families. As solutions are explored, some principles should guide the process. First of all, childrcn must be seen within the context of the family. No matter how dysfunctional, a child will always look to the family relationship as significant. Secondly, all attempts must be made to keep families intact. Families at risk of disintegration should be the focus of early intervention. In the long run these supportive services are not only less traumatic but indeed less expensive. Thirdly, residential treatment should be seen Turn to Page II

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have named American writer Annie Dillard recipient of the 1994 Campion Award to a distinguished Christian of letters. The international prize of a medal and scroll. established in 1955. honors St. Edmund Campion. Jesuit writer martyred in London in 1581 and canonized in 1970. Ms. Dillard. author of 10 books. re.ceived the 1975 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction for "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek." Earlier the Milton Center in Wichita. Kan .. awarded Ms. Dillard its first Milton Prize. hon.oring Christian vision in literature and carrying a $10.000 award.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo; The. Couillards are "extraordi(CNS) -The strong Catholic faith narily faithful people," said Cathand leadership abilities of the U.S. erineBiesterfeld, who for several Air Force officer helped him and years led a prayer group with his lO-year-old son survive nine Couillard in northern Colorado days lost in the Turkish mounSprings. "They are totally willing tains. said friends in Colorado. to put themselves in God's hand Lt. Col. Michael R. Couillard, and be instruments of the Lord's 37, and his son Matthew were work." rescued Jan. 24 from the Bolu The ordeal began for t!te father Mountains in northern Turkey. and son Jan. 15 during a Boy They had become separated from Scout ski trip in Katalkaya in a Boy Scout ski group during a northern Turkey. Couillard said heavy snowstorm nine days earlier. he and Matthew became lost in "If you know Mike Couillard, , blizzard conditions and spent a you know he prayed his way out of night huddled in some trees. On that snow cave," family friend the second day they found a cave Susan Cavanaugh of Colorado where they ·took shelter for more Springs said in an interview with than a week. . The Catholic Herald, the diocesan More than 500 Turkish comnewspaper. mandoes and U.S. servicemen Couillard and his wife, Mary, searched for them with high-tech have been participating in and equipment, including infra-red leading prayer groups for more cameras and Black Hawk helicopthan 10 years in various parts of ters. The search was called off the United States. The family has after seven days. two other children - Mark, 13, Couillard. a 1978 graduate of ~nd Marissa, 8 - and had recently the U.S. Air Force Academy in founded a prayer group in Turkey, Colorado Springs, used his milwhere they are stationed. itary survival training' to keep the A native of Carson, Calif., pair alive .. "I had four pieces of Couillard is a staff officer at the candy," he told reporters from his U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. hospital bed, "but after a while we He is also a guitarist and music didn't really feel hungry." The two leader at his parish there. ate snow to remain hydrated. After his rescue, Couillard told reporters that he drew upon his faith during the nine days they survived in the wilderness. He said he and Matthew prayed frequently and talked about the possibility of going to heaven. They were aided by Turkish vilIFALLRIVER CAPE COD ATTLEBORO NEW BEDFORD lagers after Couillard .left Matthew 783 SLADE ST. 261 SOUTH ST. in the cave and skied for help. 10 MAPLE ST. 59 ROCKLAND ST. P.O. IBOX M - SO. STA. HYANNIS They suffered only minor frostbite 2~780 997-7337 674-4681 771-6771 on their feet and legs and are expected to recover. • INFORMATION/REFERRAL • ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM When news of the disappearace reached the United States, friends • ADOPTIONS • PARENT/SCHOOL CRISIS of the Couillards prayed fervently INTERVENTION PROGRAM ·CAMWMGNFORHUMANDEVELOPMENT for the family. "We prayed for • PREGNANCY & PARENTINGSERVICES them all, especially for Mary:' • COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION • REFUGEE RESETILEMENT said one. "It must have been a hor• COUNSELING rible ordeal for her." • ST. FRANCIS RESIDENCE FOR • INFANT FOSTER CARE American friends put the family WOMEN • FALLRIVER on prayer chains - groups of • SOCIAL ADVOCACY people who pray for special intenSPONSORSHIP: • SHELTER SERVICES FOR WOMEN tions - in at least six different SOUP KITCHEN & CHILDREN • NEW BEDFORD parts of the country. The Couillards have long been SPECIAL AJ,»OSTOLATES involved in the Catholic charisAPOSTOLATE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES matic renewal. "God has really APOSTOLATE FOR SPANISH SPEAKING done a mighty work for this famPRISON MINISTRY. ily," said one friend. "We truly consider it a miracle."

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Columban Father Robert Mosher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mosher of St. J oh n Evangelist parish, Pocasset, has successfully defended his dissertation on Pentecostalism and Ineulturation in Chile and has been a warded a doctoral degree in missiology magna cum laude from the Gregorian University in Rome. Earlier he received a master's degree from the Gregorian, also magna cum laude. An article by Father Mo:,her on the subject of his dissertat:.on appeared last March in Columban Mission Magazine and was reprinted in slightly abridged form in the Anchor for last Apri:~ 22. In it, writing on the success of the Pentecostal moverpent in Chile, where he had been serving before studying in Rome, he said that the movement challenged thost: in the country's Catholic parishes and institutions "to open our doors wider to hurting people. Pentecostalism, as' a phenomenon taking place among people in crisi:;, calls out to us to take these peoplt: more into account. "It challenges us to make our society more equitable - to live our Christianity by working for economic and social justice for all, as well as by respecting the different ways of celebrating God's presence in our lives." Father Mosher's father said that his son is returning to Chile as of March I to assume the position of rector of a new minor sem.inmy to be opened by the Columbans in Santiago. His parents expect to meet him in Florida this month for a reunion.

India chapel planlied WASHINGTON(CNS)- u.s. Catholics from India have begun raising funds for a special altar dedicated to Our Lady of Vailankanni at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. The projt:ct is being coordinated by the In~ian American Catholic Association. an organization of Iridian Catholics. Vailankanni, with its image of. Our Lady of Health, is the most visited pilgrimage site for Catholics in India, famed for its miraculouscures.

Aid for Japan Catholic Relief Service's, the overseas aid agency 'r>f U.S. Catholics, is accepting donations for the purchase of food, medicines, temporary housing and other supplies for victims of the earthquake in Japan. All donations will be forwarded immediately to CRS' Catholic partner agency, Caritas Japan. Sel1,rI donations to Catholic Relie-f Services, P.O. Box 1709(), Baltimore, MD 21203-7090 Attn: Japan Earthquake. Donations can also be madl~ by calling CRS at (800) 736-3467.


Msgr. Oliveir:a lists education schedule The newly-formed diocesan Secretariat for Education/ Evangelization, headed by Msgr. John J. Oliveira, PA, has announced that staff members are available to assist parishes in such aetivities as days or evenings of refleetion, day, evening or weekend retreats and study programs of varying lengths. Programs in English or Portuguese can be provided on such topics as the New Catechism of the Catholic Church, thl~ Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RClA), Scripture and the sacraments. Special Lent and Holy Week presentations can also bc~ arranged, as can customized programs for specific parish needs and members of ministries including catechists, Catholic school teachers, lectors, Eucharistic and music ministers, ushers, Vincentians, women's guilds and those serving on pastoral or finance councils. Speakers Listed Msgr. Oliveira also said that secretariat staff members Fathers Vincent Nagle of the St. Charles Borromeo Society and Jose Medeiros, OFM Conv., are available as speakers. Both have led many retreats and are <:xperienced in other areas of ministry. Further information on secretariat activities is available from Msgr. Oliveira at telephone 6463630. His office is located at 344 Highland Ave., Fall River 02720.

EDICTAL CITAl'ION DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL FAll RIVER. MASSACHUSETTS Since the actual place of residence of TAMMI WILSON THAYER is unknown. We cite TAMMI WILSON THAYER to appear personally before the Tribunal of the Diocese of Fall River on Wednesday, February 15, 1995 at 2:30 p.m. at 887 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Massachusetts, to give testimony to establish: Whether the nullity of the marriage exists in the ALBERTA·WILSON case? Ordinaries of the place or other pastors having the knowledge of the residence of the above person, must see to it that she is prop· erly advised in regard to this edictal citation. Jay T. Maddock Judicial Vicar Given at the Tribunal, Fall River, Massachusetts, on this 30th day of January, 1995

EDICTAL CITATION DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL FAll RIVER. MASS,ACHUSETTS Since the actual place of residence of JOHN A. KIERSTEAD, SR. is unknown. We cite JOHN A. KIERSTEAD, SR. to appear personally before the Tribunal of the Diocese of Fall River on Wednesday, February 15, 1995 at 10:00 a.m. at 887 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Massachusetts, to give testimony to establish: Whether the nullity of the marriage exists in the MICONI·KIERSTEAD case? Ordinaries of the placl~ or other pastors having the knowledge of the residence of the above person, must see to it that he is properly advised in regard to this edictal citation. Jay T. Maddock Judicial Vicar Given at the Tribunal, Fall River, Massachusetts. on this 30th day of January, 1995 111I111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111I1111111111111111111 THE ANCHOR (USPS-545-020). Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River, Mass. Published weekly except the week of July 4 and the week after Christmas at 887 Highland Avenue, Fall Rivc:r, Mass. 02720 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription pril;e by mail, postpaid $11.00 per year. Postmasters send address changes to The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, MA 02722.

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Tribunal changes are announced Bishop Sean O'Malley has appointed three priests to significant positions in the Diocesan Tribunal, effective immecHately. Rev. Paul F. Robinson, O. Carm., JCD, has been named AdjUtant Judicial Vicar. He has been serving the Tribunal as ajudge since December, 1992. In his new capacity he will assist Judicial Vicar Rev. Jay T. Maddock in the daily operations of the Tribunal, Which works primarily with perSons seeking marriage annulments from the Church but also assiSts the bishop in other matters relating to Church law. Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, pastor of 51. Joseph's parish, Ta un ton, a longtime Tribunal member, has been appointed a Defender of the Bond. As such, he speaks in favor of the bond of marriage in petitions for annulment. Holder of a licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America, he nas previously served as Defender of the Bond and most rec.entty as a Tribunaljudge. Rev. Msgr. Daniel F. Hoye, pastor of St. John the Evangelist parish Attleboro, also holds a cannon la~ licentiate from Catholic University and was Tribunal viceofficialis from 1975 to 1977. After returning to the diocese in 1989 from several years in Washington,

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DC, where he was General Secretary for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, he became a Tribunal judge. He will be a Defender of the Bond and a Promoter of Justice. In the latter office, his responsibility will be to provide for the public good in Tribunal cases. Father Maddock, who has worked at the Tribunal since 1980 and has been Judicial Vicar since 1989, commented: "By these appointments, Bishop Sean continues to show his commitment to assist our people in the best possible manner. The newly appointed priests, together with the others who work in the Tribunal ministry, will enable those seeking assistance to receive the best possible service from the Church."

N()TICE The 1995 Diocesan.Directory is now available, Those who have paid for it at the Anchor office, 887 Highland Ave., Fall River, and indicated that they will pick it up in person are asked to do so at their earliest conveniencl:. Thank you!

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OFFICIAL His Excellency, the Most Rev. Sean P. OMalley, OFM Cap., Bishop of Fall River, announces the following appointments: Rev. Paul F. Robinson, 0 Cann., J.C.D. - Adjutant Judicial Vicar Rev. Msgr. Paniel F. Hoye, J.CL - Defender of the Bond and Promoter of Justice Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, J.C.L. - Defender of the Bond

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Mission of the Catholic Press Once again it is Catholic Press Month and time to take a look at the work of that press and at its mission in our own diocese. First and foremost, it must be made clear that the Catholic press is just that, catholic in the sense of being universal. It's not merely a response to the secular press nor the private tool of an individual. As the Second Vatican Council noted in its decree on "The Means of Social Communication," it is the task of the Catholic press "to consolidate and promote a public . opinion in conformity with the natural law and with Catholic doctrines and directives." With this in mind, the faithful should be encouraged to read Catholic publications regularly; but of course such publications must deserve the name of Catholic and must strive to present an accurate picture of what is happening in the church. The Council decree affirmed this in stating "Neither can people keep a Catholic attitude towards what happens in the world without the help of commentaries on the news written in the light of Christian principles." Most Catholic newspapers in this country are not independently issued but for the most part have the diocesan bishop as publisher. As such, they are recognized as official publications and have the obligation to present fully the viewpoints of the offices for which they are accepted as ·spokespersons. For some time some of our newspapers have had a hard time with this reality. A few Ptlblications are constantly trying to .push the limits of credibility, while others view themselves as prima donnas, seeing their publications as relevant interpreters of secular affairs. Basically, the Catholic press provides media outlets for the church. Those who think it's too in-house are ignoring what a local Catholic newspaper is all about. No single diocesan newspaper should think it's the church's gift to the nation. To be sure, a local paper should clarify issues that affect the national and international church, and admittedly many issues going beyond diocesan boundaries should be trea~ed. At the same time,the paper must not forget its mission to serve the needs of its own diocese. It should support the faith life of members of the diocese with professionalism. In this regard, it is interesting to note that the new Catechism of the Catholic Church states that journalists, by the very nature of their professi.?n, have an obligation to serve the truth, striving always to balance accuracy and critical judgment. This goal will be achieved if the media believe they exist to serve the common good. The Catholic press must support the right of society to information based on "truth, freedom, justice, solidarity." It would be well if both religious and secular publications bore in mind that this right to information demands that stories be reported honestly and that in the reporting the moral law and the legitimate rights and dignity of the human person are upheld. Indeed, this is a statement that should be posted over the' desk of every editor and 'every publisher. As we call attention in this month to the work of the Catholic press, it should be noted that solidarity must exist in 'the mission of announcing the Good News. A diocesan paper can accomplish this objective only with the support and help of church members to the end that all homes in the diocese will have access to church news.

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ity in full communion with both This past Saturday the Church the history of the Church and realcelebrated the feast of Saint Thoities of our contemporary world. mas Aquinas. The influence on the Friendship as a central motif in Church of this thirteenth century understanding both the life and Dominican priest and theologian is still very strongly felt. Pope written. works of Aquinas was not John Paul II refers to him often in an idea with which I was initially both his encyclicals and his best- comfortable. Indeed. my first impression was that the author was sancseller. "Crossing The Threshold Of Hope.;' While Aquinas' own tifying her own ideas through works have survived the test of association with those of SI. Thotime. few people are aware of sev- mas Aquinas. But a careful readeral excellent biographies that truly ing of her biography provides not only a clearer understanding of give us a measure of the man. Aquinas himself but of his works. Perhaps the most famous bioFor example. many may have graphy, by G.K. Chesterton, with heard or read of a mystical expethe charming title "Saint Thomas rience that Aquinas had late in life Aquinas, The Dumb Ox," was which enlightened him to such an published in 1933 by Sheed & Ward. The name was given the extent that he never wrote again, saying. "I can do no more. Such saint by his fellow students in a secrets have been revealed to me class taught by another saint. Albert the Great, because of his size and . that alii have written now appears The Editor as straw." his propensity to ask questions. This mystical experience was far It was not long before Thomas' teacher became aware that this from an isolated encounter in the propensity would not only become saint's life. Through the help of Fatula's biography. I was able to his pupil's trademark but the means bridge the gap between his philosthat he would employ to present phical works that rely heavily upon some of the finest expositions in OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER history of philosophical matters. cold intellect and the religious fer-_ Published weekly by Th'e Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River vor found in his devotional writWhile Chesteron's biography ings. such as his exquisite hymn to emphasizes the mind of. this very 887 Highland Avenue P.O. BOX 7 the Blessed Sacrament, .. Adoro Te learned man, a biography by Mary Fall River, MA 02720 Fall River, MA 02722-0007 Devote," and the Divine Office for . Ann Fatula entitled "Thomas Telephone 508-675-7151 the feast of Corpus Christi. tradiAquinas, Preacher And Friend," FAX (508) 675-7048 tionally ascribed to him. published in 1993 by the Liturgical Send address changes to P.O. Box 7 or call telephone number above Press, stresses his humility and I do not think anyone can fully holiness. Fatula makes Aquinas 'understand a man whose life is come alive for the fortunate reader separated from us by nearly eight GENERAL MANAGER EDITOR Rosemary Dussault as an affirming friend and com- centuries; however, I personally Rev. John F. Moore ~ Leary Press-Fall RIve' panion for anyone seeking to have found that by concentrating journey toward a deeper spiritual- on Aquinas' understanding of the

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Eucharist, in' him I have encountered a person who throu,gh my own efforts and the grace of God I hope one day to be able to say is a kindred soul. Obviously, the separation between the cultures of the thirteenth century and today is too difficult to bridge but an awareness of SI. Thomas' courage untaintt:d by pride is truly inspirational. He took a body of philosophical 'Works that had been banned for many years and was able to extract from them the wisdom of the great philosophers who had produced them without threatening the trea,sures, of our revealed truths. But the growth in knowledge during the past 721 years has not been accompanied by a corresponding growth in wisdom, One commentator said of Aquina:; that he baptized Aristole. I think a better way of expressing that thought would be to assert that in Aquinas faith and reason did not need to be locked in mortal combat. Today we need more than ever another Aquinas who can pr,:sent the world as known by humar., reason in the light of the values that accompany faith in God. Technology has given us hitherto undreamed-of powers that can be used for weal or for woe, depending on how we see our world. The view of Aquinas of the world· as a place created by God for soulshaping may seem out of date to some critics. but let us remember the havoc wreaked upon humanity by opposing views.


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History's briefest • papacies Q. Our study group on the history of the Catholic Church has a question about popes. It's not an earth-shaking one, but was the papacy of Pope John Paul I the shortest in history? We know he served only 33 days, in 1978. One priest told us also about Pope Celestine who died after a few days under suspicious circumstances. Who was he? (Louisiana) A. First of all, I congratulate your group on your studies. History and Scripture are the two areas in my view at least, that help to ke~p balance and p·erspective in times of change and turmoil like ours. I'm impressed by the obviously increasing number of groups like yours. So many of our problems can be traced to not being in touch with our past or with the word of God in Scripture. Several men have lived shorter lives as pope than John Paul I. Two of them apparently never even lived long enough after being elected to fully take over the office. Stephen II (752) died four days after he was elected, before being consecrated. Stephen is on official lists now, since modern canon law says the pope has full authority from the time he is elected, but there's been much confusion about him through the centuries. Urban VII (1590) died of malaria 12 days after his election, before his coronation. , The one to whom you refer is probably Celestine IV (1241), who lasted 16 days under terribly tragic circumstances. After the death of the previous pope, Matteo Orsini - a Roman senator and practically dictator of the city - imprisoned 10 of the 12 cardinals in squalid conditions, attempting to force: them to elect his favorite. (The Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II was holding the other two cardinals prisoner elsewhere; one of the remaining 10 died.) If this sounds bizarre, those were violent times; not as violent as ours perhaps, but violent nonetheless. Celestine's predecessor, Gregory I X had decreed that all heretics in Rdme (those who rejected the Catholic faith) should be turned over to civil authorities to be imprisoned for life if they repented,

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By FATHER JOHN DIETZEN or burned to death if they refused to repent. It was the same Gregory who, two years later, established the Papal Inquisition, which for 200 years would be part of the most violent chapters of the church's history. At any rate, the remaining cardinals finally elected Orsini's choice, the sickly Celestine, hoping he would not livelong and they could choose someone else later under more favorable conditions. They were right. Two days after the election the pope became seriously ill and died two weeks later. It seems quite possible that Celestine, too, died before being consecrated. But he is definitely numbered among the validly reigning popes of the church. Q. I read your column before Christmas about t~e story of the three kings, and what happened to the three gifts they gave the Holy Family. I recall being aware from some source that Joseph sold them to finance the flight into Egypt. As usual, our loving Father provi~ed a way for us who keep strugghng. A. I must admit I've never heard that one before. You may be right. A free brochure, in Spanish or English, outlining basic Catholic prayers, beliefs and practices is available by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to Father John Dietzen, Holy Trinity Church, 704 N. Main St., BI'oomington, 111. 61701.

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VATlCAN CITY (CNS) - Pope John Paul II b(:atified a Mexican bishop, a Spanish nun and t~o Italian religious on Jan. 29, callIng them "role models" for modern Christians. At a Mass attended by thousands of pilgrims, the pope praised the zeal and persistence of Blessed Rafael Guizar Valencia, bishop of Vera Cruz, who had to overcome the anti-clerical policies of Mexico in the early 20th century. The bishop found himself "always persecuted or in dangerous situations," the pope said. He ministered to wounded and dying duringthe Mexican civil war, preached and taught during exile in Cuba and in travels in the United States, and died in 1938 in Mexico City while hiding from the authorities. The pope called him a model of the "new evangelization" needed in the Americas. Beatifying Blessed Modestino di Gesu e Maria, an Italian Franciscan, the pope recalled his work among cholera victims in 19thcentury Naples. The priest died of the disease in 1854. The pope said Blessed Genoveva Torres Morales, a Spaniard who founded a religious order in . the early 1900s, was another good example of ministry for modern times. She was known as the "angel of solitude" and her order worked particularly among young and abandoned women. The pope also beatified Blessed Grimoaldo della Purificazione, a Passionist and religious instructor who died at age 19 in 1902. Although he had no time to accomplish great works, his sacrifice and humility have been a spiritual inspiration to many young people, the pope said. The Vatican ceremony brought to seven the number of beatifications in January. During his pontificate, the pope has named 61.3 new "blesseds" - more than all hiS predecessors combined.

Scripture scholar dead at 79 CHICAGO (CNS) - Passionist Father Barnabas Mary Ahern, 79 an internationally renowned Sc~ipture scholar, theologian, ecumenist, teacher and retreat leader, died last month at the Passionists' Immaculat(: Conception Monastery in Chicago. Father Ahern, who taught Scripture for decades in the United States and Rome, was among top U.S. Bible scholars who led a movement in the 1950s and '60s to popularize use and underst.anding of the Bibk among CatholIcs. He was an official theological adviser for the Second Vatican Council and after the council was a consultor to the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and a member of the Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity and of the pontifical commission that oversaw the first official new translation of the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into Latin since St. Jerome's about 1,600 years ago. In 1947, when he took his first examinations for a pontifical bachelor's degree in Scripture ~ro!" t~e Pontifical Biblical CommiSSIOn 10 Rome in preparation for studies in Jerusalem, he was the first degree candidate in the commission's history to receive a perfect grade.

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I've always thought of teaching as a special profession, one of the supreme forms by which human beings communicate. All through life we remember that special person in grade school, high school or college who helped us gain not just information but insight about the world., But'in the semester just past, I learned something more about teaching as for the first time in more than a dozen years I found myself teaching again. I had somewhat forgotten the special magic that sometimes happens in a classroom. My class was an ,evening journalism course at a University of Connecticut campus. My students were really committed people from ages 18 to 50 who had to work during the day. " It was soon clear that these people wanted to learn more than what the communications industry is all about. They wanted to participate in this industry by sharpening their writing skills. The subjects they chose to write about pointed out how each one was growing individually.

Tim worked in a shelter for homeless men and women as he pursued a degree in chemistry. He wanted to write about an alcoholic he called Uncle Charlie. This man would never be cured, he felt, but oh how much he cared for him. I remember the pride I felt .when Tim could tell us in his writing how he loved this man who was shunned by everyone. Ken wanted to upgrade his employment because now he is a father. Nothing now or ever before could compare with the love he had for his 3-year-old daughter. He expressed this in a moving Christmas story, done with humor and grace. Nora showed incredible talent for an 18-year-old when she wrote of the first time she knew she was "different." She is the daughter of a black Nigerian father and a white American woman. In sixth grade she had to fill out a form that asked her to mark the category that applied: white, black, Spanish, Asian or other. When she' tried to explain that "I wasn't entirely white and I wasn't entirely

Moms who stay 'home WINNERS of the Diocesan Pro-Life Apostolate's'essay contest who traveled to Washington, DC, for the Jan. 23 March for Life were (top) grades 10-12 first place winner Beth Roma and (below) grades 7-9 winners Meghan Montouri, first place, and Richard Machnowski, second. They are pictured with Bishop O'Malley; Pro-Life Athletes president and contest judge Chris Godfrey, former New York Giants football player; Father Stephen Fernandes, director of the Pro-Life Apostolate; and Apostolate assistant Marian Desrosiers. (Hickey photos)

The threat of apathy When people lose interest in By Father Eugene Hemrick government and stop participatThe number of college freshmen ing in it, they tend to become very who say that paying close attenprivate, serving self-interests and tion to political affairs is important declined in 1994 to its lowest forgetting the public good. They begin to expect everything to conlevel in the 29 years since there has been a survey of the students' atti- form to their plan and their little world. tudes. The survey of238,OOO fresh. The interaction that comes with men across the United States draws a portrait of growing political ap- participation has good effects. teraction can foster growth as one athy. party bounces ideas off the other. 'John Muffo, director of acaWe are social beings who candemic assessment at Virginia Tech not operate in Ii vacuum. When we University, claims there is a growstop participating in our larger ing sense of "Well, there's nothing world, we become a detriment to you can really do about changing it. politics, so why bother?" The principal of participation is Reading about the apathy of basic to many areas' of life. When college freshmen reminded me of Vatican Council II wanted to create two separate studies which found a more vibrant liturgy, it emphapriests echoing similar sentiments sized lay participation. It lowered about getting involved with the the wall dividing the laity from the hierarchical church. clergy at Mass. Active involvement They seemed to care little about of the laity was seen as the key to what the "purple circle" does as liturgical renewal. Although there long as they are left alone to miniswas resistance at first, the end ter to the people they are assigned result has been a renewed vibrancy to serve. I believe'that if we moVe beyond in the liturgy. priests and college freshmen, we When we read the prophets of will find many others saying the the Old Testament, we see how same. The importance of being a they cried' out to the Israelites to participant in society at large is become more.. i.nvolved_ in their getting overlooked today. If this own political fate. Applying this to does not change for the nation and our own times, we have to wonder the church, both could be in serious what might have happened at the trouble. , ' . time of World War" if the ordi-' I base this concern 'on the philonary'citizens of Germany.or'ltaly sophical insights of Alexis d'Tochad participated more fully in their . queville, who came to America nations' affairs. when the nation was in its infancy When people become apathetic stage. He observed that going one's about those who govern them, it is' own way opens the door to the risk time to worry. S'uch apathy leads of authoritarian manipulation and somewhere - but nbt somewhere the possible downfall of democracy. good.

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Dear Mary: I am expecting my important to entrust to anyone but first child in three months. I have the parent. an office job I plan to keep until Many moms do not want to give shortly before the birth. I am still up the experience of parenting. trying to decide whether to return Still other moms reject the conto work after a few months. stant stress and exhaustion of tryRecently I met several other ing to do it all. mothers-to-be. Two were emphatic Books and articles can help, about planning to be fulI-time, Among books on staying home stay-at-home moms while their chilwith children: dren were little. I am attracted to "The Heart Has Its Own Reathe idea, but I don't know whether sons," by Mary Ann Cahill (New we can afford it, Also, I wonder if I York: New American Library, won't miss getting out each day. 1983). Although this book is out of Any ideas would be welcome. -Illprin~, you may find it at a library. inois Ms. Cahill collected and shared After a generation in which the ideas of many moms: their moms joined the work force ill views of mothering, their reasons ever-increasing numbers, today's for full-time parenting, their ideas mothers seem to be discovering for living on a single income, ways again the be'nefits of full-time to supplement family income', parenting. Arlene Rossen Cardozo in "WoAlthough some moms must work men at Home" (New York: Douto provide basic necessities;others bleday, 1976) and "Sequencing" find that learning more frugal ways _ (New York: Collier Books, 1986). to manage expenses enables them Interviewing hundreds of women, to live on one income while raising Ms. Cardozo presents their expetheir children. Still other moms rience and concludes that women find ways to supplement the fam- can have it all- marriage, career ily income from their home base. and family ~ but not all at once. Many parents feel that develCindy Tolliver in "At-Home opment in the early years is too Motherhood, Making It Work for

Church field trips By.Dan Morris What the church needs, these days is more field trips. Remember field trips? Me too. Remember the chief industrial products of Mauritania and its capital? Me neither. The classroom never could hold a candle to a field trip. I can remember with remarkable clarity a field trip to our local fire station when I was 5, which ',~as not all that long after fire was 'invented. "', . ,.r;cari still fee(the- brass slidiJ1g . pole, see'the shining red fife engine, hear the bell clang. Conversely, ,I r~meinberlittle contained in gray paragraphs about the Industrial Revolution. Now, if we: could ,have'had a field trip ... " Field trips pack it., Field trips are fun. Field trips'work. The church needs more. More to the point, the church needs

more of us to be willing to make "field trips" on its founder's behalf. There are plenty around. Example: The St. Vincent de Paul Society offers good ones. They gave me one recently to a family with no food, no fuel and little-tono hope. Yet I found Jesus there - in the St. Vincent members' cheerful assistance, in the family's humility and graciousness, and in the mysterious,creation of community 'among people who share what they have.

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MARY KENNY You" (San Jose: Resource Publications, 1994) deals with the personal development of the stay-athome mom. Ideas for personal development include everything from hea.lth and fitness to finding activities that suit your personality. She emphasizes community involvement and ties with other women. Clearly the stay-at-homl: mom of today has little in commc'n with the woman who eat~bonbonsand watches soaps. Staying horne with children is a career choice. It involves financial sacrifice ,ind in some cases the loss of what appears to be an exciting and glamorous job. But women making the l:hoice do not emphasize what they are missing. They are busy enjoying what they are getting. They have made a choice which for them is the right one.

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Polish Catholics WARSA W, Poland (CNS)-A Polish magazine is apparently facing prosecution for using the country's venerated Black Madonna to illustrate an edition featuring environmental pollution. But the editor of the Poznanbas e d pub Iica t ion, W 0 r 0 s t (Straight Ahead), said the use of the image was to point out a serious social problem.

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ings of massed millions of people." The Pauline Fathers, who have taken care of the ancient icon at the Jasna Gora monastery near the city of Czestochowa since the 14th century, accused Worost of "consciously humiliating religious feelings." Theorder threatened to seek prosecution of the magazine unless it published an apology.

Worost was formerly a leading communist magazine and its editor, Marek Krol, was secretary of the party's Central Com'mittee d urEst. 1962 ing Marxist rule of Poland. The editor has refused to apolReligious ogize and has denied charges that he was abusing the sacred image. Articles He said he "sincerely regretted" Books • Gifts that the cover was interpreted as a religious slur. Church Supplies In a separate talk, Krol said that the picture was used "with very 428 Main St. '. Hyannis, MA 02601 serious aim," adding that "my feel508-775-4180 Mon.-Sat. 9-5 ings are also offended by the tragedy of people living in polluted The Worost dispute concerns a regions." cover illustration of the Black MaKrol countercharged that the "New En,jand hospitality d'onna with the infant Jesus, Pochurch has vulgarized the Virgin's with a European F14iT" land's holiest icon, wearing gas image. for comm.ercial purposes, masks. Inside was a feature on polciting the sale of Madonna-shaped lution in Poland. bottles of holy water at Jasna Gora which are opened by lifting The issue was p.ublished less Bed & Breakfast off Mary's head. than two weeks before' the annual The dispute with Worost is the feast day of Our Lady of Czestolatest in a series of clashes involvchowa, which honors the Black 49J West Falmouth Highway ing the use of Christian images in Madonna. The Polish bishops' con(Route 28A) POBox 89J ference accused the magazine of advertising and political camWest Falmouth, Ma 02J74 paigns. . using the period just before the Opm year round In 1993, a leader .of Poland's feast day to "insult ClJrist and (JD,8) J40-nJ2 God's mother, as well as the feelconservative· ~hristian Nati9nal Union, Marek Jurek, sued the Poznan newspaper Poznaniak after it published a picture'of the Black SEMINA.nAN Adam .t>arker pauses for a reflective. Madonna s4P~rimpo§ed wi~h. !he :. moment during a day of prayer. Retention ,)fvocatibns such as'" . I head of an.American singer. . his is an important concern.·(CNS/ Walker photo) . . Poland's top-selling satirical weekly, Nie, has frequently carried .cartoon versions of Christian images. Speaking before an estimated 100,000 pilgrims recently, the head ofthe Pauline Fathers, Father Jan When was the last time you had the priesthood that parishioners Nalaskowski, said Worost had your parish priest over for dinner? should recognize and support, says "dared to attack what is, after the If you can't remember, then maybe Father Gomulka. Cross, the greatest holy of holies you should think about giving him He is well aware that some of our church and nation" by using a call. priests leave active ministry and it for "ecological propaganda." In its February issue, St. An- marry, but he wonders, "Would Call Citizens-Union Savings Bank at 5086754316, . A Polish legal expert said he thony Messenger, a national Cath- they have left had they found fuldoubted that the prosecution of olic magazine, shows why little fillment in their work and in celiWorost would succeed since it acts of kindness, such as inviting bate relationships? Just as it ta,kes . SA\1NGS MNK 'would have to be proved that the your priest to' dinner, could bethe two to make a marriage relationmagazine intended to harm ~'sub­ solution to the vocation crisis cur- .~hip work, does it not take hVo, Member FDIC/DIF LENDER jective feelings." rently facing the Church. Rev. E. that is, the love'of a priest and the T. Gomulka, CHC, USN, wrote love of his people, to make ct:lithe article because he believes that bacy work?" . "rather than simply speculating The bottom line, Gomulka says, about alternate forms of ministry, is the need for priests to receive such as optional celibacy, first and support and positive feedback f~(lm foremost we need to nourish the "c[)n that b!l.' :Juu.j. went oui of the hou.u. vocations we already have in the both the laity and their superiors. Usually, the only times priests reChurch." . ~ w1 down C!I the fake." d!Ilt. 13:1 Father Gomulka says that in his ceive feedback from either of these work as a chaplain recruiter for groups, he says, is when there is the U.S. Navy he learned "that either a complaint or an appeal fDr recruitment is only one side of the money. A discussion series based on Noisy "Priests do not need to be catered coin; retention is the other....The Contemplation. led by Rev. Charles·A. 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DIOCESAN COUNCIL of Catholic Women president Bella Nogueira, left, and Sister Jane Sellmayer, SUSC, are making plans for the council's annual retreat, to be held March 3-5 at the Family Life Center, 500 Slocum Rd., North Dartmouth, with the theme "May It Be Done to Me According to Your Word." Rev. James Krupa, SJ, faculty member at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, will be retreat master. Reservations are required by Feb. 24. For information, contact retreat chairperson Sister Sellmayer at (617) 296-5723; 109 Richmond St., Dorchester 02124.

Bishop Sean O'Malley St. Mary, Taunton: changed from March 16 to March 23. St. James & St. Anne at St. James; New Bedford: changed from April 24 to April 27. Mt. Carmel, New Bedford: changed from May 12 to May 10. Rev. Msgr. George W. Coleman, VG St. Joseph, Fall River: 7 p.m. April 25 (new listing) Rev. Msgr. John J. Oliveira, VE St. Francis of Assisi, New Bedford: added to ceremony already scheduled for noon Feb. 26 at St. Lawrence, New Bedford. St. Joseph, New Bedford: changed from May 22 to May 23. Rev. Msgr. Daniel F. Hoye, VE St. Mary, S.~ekonk: changed from June 6 to May 8. Rev. Msgr. John J. Smith, VE Christ the lKing, Mashpee: changed from March 15 to March 29.

Catholic landlords win landmark case BOSTON (CNS) - A decision c.J. Doyle, league operations in Massachusetts not to retry a director in Boston, said, "The U.S. housing discrimination case ha~ .Bill of Rights has prevailed over resulted in victory for Catholic the Massachusetts Commission landlords who cited their religious Against Discrimination." convictions in refusing to rent to "Had the other side prevailed," an unmarried couple. Doyle told Catholic News Service The decision of Attorney General L. Sc.ott Harshb~rger~ "greed toi.n . Jan. 31, "religious liberty in MasDecember, was made public in late :sachusetts' \Yould have' been; re~ January and hailed by tlhe Catholic duced to private devotion. Now, Catholics can act on their conLeague for Religious and Civil science in daily life and bring their Rights in Boston. values into the marketplace." In a statement, the league, which The case began in 1989 when had joined the Massachusetts brothers Paul and Ronald Desilets, Catholic Conferenc(: in filing friend-of-the-court brids support- through Paul's wife, Louise, reing the landlords, called the out- fused to rent an apartment in Turners Falls, in the diocese of come "a vindication of the First Springfield in western MassachuAmendment and a vict.ory for the setts, to Cynthia Tarail and Mark rights of conscience of American Lattanzi because the' couple was Catholics and of all n:ligious beunmarried. The pair are now marlievers."

"On Eagle's Wings" grew from death of friend's father HOUSTON (CNS)- With due apologies to Barry Manilow, Father Michael Joncas writes the songs the whole world sings. Or at least those the Christian . world sings. Father Joncas, a priest ofthe St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese, is a theologian and liturgist but is best known as a composer and musician. He has recorded 14 albums and has written dozens of hymns for liturgical use. Of all his music, "On Eagle's Wings" is the hymn that has brought him most recognition. It has become a standard in most Catholic parishes and also enjoys wide popularity in other denominations. The song embraced by multitudes had an immensely personal origin. Father Joncas, in Houston recently to speak on th(~ liturgy, said in an interview that he wrote it in 1978, when he was a seminarian in Washington. He and a friend went out to dinner one night, and when they returned home the friend received

word that his father h~d suffered a heart attack. "We were up all night talking, remembering and, of course praying," Father Joncas said. "'On Eagle's Wings' grew out of that." He wrote the music and lyrics while the emotions ~f that night were still fresh. His friend's father died, and the first public performance of the song was at the wake. The words paraphrase Psalm 91, which Father Joncas said he was familiar with because he regularly prayed it in the Liturgy of the Hours. "As a composer, you have to move on to other areas, and I have," he said. "For the most part I don't even consider it to be my song any more. It belongs to the people and that's fine." But wherever he goes, people link his name with "On Eagle's Wings." "More often than not, I'm known as the 'You Who' guy," he joked, referring to the song's opening line, "You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord."

ried and living in nearby Greenfield. The Desilets said it would violate their religious convictions to let their property be used to enable an unwed couple to cohabit. The state attorney general's office filed suit in 1990 on behalf of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, charging the Desilets with violating the state's law against discrimination in housing. In a summary judgment in December 1992, a. Franklin County superior court judge dismissed the case on constitutional grounds, ruling that the landlords' right to act on their religious convictions outweighed tht: rental applicants' claim of discrimination. Harshbarger appealed that ruling last July to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. In its 4-3 decision, the higher court vacated the earlier summary judgment in favor of the landlords and sent the -case back to Franklin County Superior Court for full trial. However, in its decision, the supreme court said, "The commonwealth has the task of establishing that it has a compelling interest in : eliminating housing discrimination against cohabiting couples that is strong enough to justify'the burden placed on the defendants' exercise of their religion." Doyle said the attorney general felt he couldn't meet that standard in a trial or an appeal.

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Late-life divorce causes major family repercussions Contrary to what most sociologists have believed, parents' latelife divorce has a profound effect on their adult children, a research' survey discovered. Several common themes emerged in the survey of 115 adults whose parent~ had divorced after long marriages: Long-practiced family rituals almost uniformly were lost, and time spent between the divorced grandparents and their children and grandchildren dropped sharply. The adult children often had difficulty seeing both parents, and family gatherings of any sort were hard to arrange, the researchers at Wayne State University and the University. of Utah discovered. Celebrations of birthdays and holidays, such as Christmas and Mother's Day, were especially affected. Recreational activities, vacations, and everyday contacts were also altered. The family disruption was most severe shortly after the older-age

divorce, but reverberations persisted. Family members struggled with feelings of sadness, hurt, anger, and loss. For some, continuing family traditions was too painful shortly after the divorce. Others struggled to keep the family traditions going. Even with the passage of time, family traditions were irrevocably altered and seldom held the richness they once had. Another ongoing aspect of divorce among older couples was the significant effect on grandchildren. In disrupting the relationship with their own children, grandparents frequently discovered that they saw their grandchildren much less frequently as well. . The divorce of older parents may have less effect on adult children than on younger children. However, this study showed that divorce in any phase of life is not a trivial event in family dynamics. National Institute for Healthcare Research report

Toddlers.injured often in car crashes Car accidents result in injuries to toddlers at a rate 64 percent higher than infants, since toddlers more often are not buckled into car seats, a recent study in Pediatrics discovered. Injuries from car crashes are the leading cause of death in children over one year old. Researchers analyzed accidents reported during 1990 and 199L They examined injury rates of children under age 15 based on use of car restrain!s and on. seating position. In every age group, children who were restrained had a 50 to 150 percent greater chance of escaping injury in a car accident. The single strongest risk factor for injury was the failure to USt: a car restraint - a car seat for children under 5 and lap and shoulder belts for children 5 to 14. Had all children been in car seats or using seat belts at the time of a car crash, 100,000 more children a year might be spared injury in the United States. The researchers found babies under age one were secured with car restraints at the rate of 76 percent, but only 41 percent of toddlers ages I to 4 years were restrained. If proper car seats and restraints are used, 83 percent of toddlers will . remain uninjured in a car accident. If the toddler rides unsecured, only 57 percent will remain uninjured. The study found that one-.yearolds were 37 percent more likely to be in car accidents than infants. This may reflect the fact toddlers more frequently ride in cars than infants. Injuries of children in car crashes peaked in the toddler years, and then again as children reached

their early teens. Ten' to 14-yearolds used lap and shoulder belts only 43 perct:nt of the time. Researchers also noted that lap and shoulder belts were not as effective in preventing injury as one would hope for the 5 to 14year-olds. Designed for aduhs, shoulder belts often pull across children's necks. The researchers urged designing a new type of car r~straint geared to the, school age child. Built-in booster seats and devices designed to divert the shoulder strap away from the neck are a start toward future needed improvements, they noted. As a result of the large risk for toddlers, the researchers suggested either enacting legislation or boosting education to encourage parents tosecure their preschoolers in car restraints. Given the effectiveness of legislation for infant car seats, "\t's iime to target the toddlers," they said. National Institute of Healthcare Research report

Open to motherhood MILAN, Italy (CNS) - A Vatican official said planners of this year's Fourth World Conference on Women are showing more openness to the values of the family and to woman's role as mother. Bishop Paul Cordes. secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. said preparatory discussions for the conference reflect a diminishing influence of ideological feminism. He made the remarks in an interview published in the Italian newspaper Avvenire. Bishop Cordes attended a recent planning session for the conference. to be held in Beijing next September. It will examine a wide range of women's issues.

The family: A community in crisis By Father Eugene Hemrick Are we getting overaccustomed to the statistics on family life today? Are we hearing so much about family-life changes that we're losing the ability to make sense of them? At present, more children are being raised in single-parent families than ever before. That's one statistic. Again, there's the divorce rate. Since 1952 it has risen to 40 percent of first marriages. Recent studies reveal that couples are marrying later and divorcing earlier, women are having fewer children and it is typical to have both parents working. The Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University published a report recently on the American family as a community in crisis. The report poignantly demonstrated the significance of statistical trends on family and marriage. Three out of four teenage suicides occur in one-parent households; five out of six adolescents caught up in the criminal justice system come from one-parent families. Eighty percent of adolescents in psychiatric hospitals come from broken homes. More and more we see behav-

ioral problems that, statistically speaking, seem to have a family root. They include withdrawal, immaturity and overdependency, being too nervous to concentrate, aggressiveness, including lying, cheating, meanness to others, temperamental outbursts and incessant demands for attention, and anxiety and depression. . Where do we begin to counter these trends? I believe we start by assessing our own thinking on the value of the family and its underpinnings. How much do we realize St. Thomas Aquinas' principle that we are essentially social beings? As individuals, we grow and mature only to the extent that we participate in various social communities - a wholesome family, church, neighborhood, friends and workplace partners. How much do we value family solidarity and believe that from it are transmitted the beliefs and dispositions needed to support oneself and to contribute to one's community? Do we believe the family is the place where we learn our first lessons on relationships among persons, which are essential not only to private life but also to public

life; the place we learn or fail to learn to love; the place we learn the give-and-take that is essential to life? How well do we realize that a family is not an interest ,group, but a form of faith community - that is best models the eucharistic community as a community bound together in love, where each member cares for the others? How well do we understand that the family is not an isolated unit, but is very much a social institution which depends on church, neighbors, media, and. civil and economic laws, and that everyone with a role in these areas must bear the family in mind and contribute to it? In the movie "Schindler's List," Schindler cries out that he could have saved more Jews from extermination if only he had tri,~d harder. A Jewish friend comfort~ him with the words, "The day you .began to save one of us was the day you began to save the world." If each day we could bring just one more person to believe that fully grasping the realitic's of family life is our best means of preserving it, it could be the beginning of the reversal of many ominous trends.

Disabled brothers are faithful altar servers being confirmed, the brothers bePITTSVILLE, Wis .. (CNS) For the past 19 years the McLaugh- gan to accompany their mother to lin brothers, Bernie and Marshall, daily Mass and the routine stuck. In i 976 former St. Joachim pashave been top-notch aItar servers at St. Joachim Church in Pittsville. tor Father Tom Rudolph trained They regularly serve at daily the McLaughlins as servers. Father Mass, at most funerals and wed- Donald Berg, current pastor, told dings, and once or twice a month the Times Review, diocesan newspaper of La Crosse, "They do at weekend Mass. The brothers, who" are cogni- . things just so, and no other way is tively disabled and have always acceptable." They also take their financial lived in the family home just four blocks from church, love to serve obligation seriously. Father Berg and the parish takes special pride said, "They're about the only Catholics I know who send in their in their participation. , Bernie, 42, and Marshall, 47, suppo'rt envelopes weeks ahead of are the youngest sons of the six schedule." Marshall McLaughlin is a lischildren of longtime St. Joachim parishioners John and Martha Mc- tener who shares his words sparLaughlin. McLaughlin is a retired ingly. By contrast, Bernie McLaughlin chatters away with an pharmacist. Mrs. McLaughlin, who has at- infectious enthusiasm. Known for his loyalty to the tended daily Mass for 47 years, believes that faith is "caught and Pittsville Panthers sports teams, not taught." In their teens, after Bernie attends home games and can recount the whole 1990-91 basketball season, when the Panthers went to the state tournament.

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The Pittsville boys' basketball team is in the pits this year, Bernie lamented, but said, "Watch out, we'll be great" three yea.rs from now. The brothers love priests and remember every priest they've ever met. They became great friends of Father Robert Cook, rector of St. Joseph the Workman Cathed'ral, La Crosse, when he filled in before Father Berg arrived. Retired La Crosse Bishop John J. Paul wrote the brothers 1.0 praise their loyalty and altar serving abilities. His letter is one ,:>f their prized possessions.. On first Fridays, the McLaughlins accompany Father Berg as he brings communion to the !:ick and homebound. Afterward, the threesome goes to a nearby McDonald's where they take turns buying lunch. "Our sons have been a great source of grace and joy for us," said their mother. "I don't know what we would do without 'em."

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Continued from Page One how, sentenced to the starvation bunker, he cried out that he would be leaving his wife a widow and his children orphans. As the condemned were led away, Father Kolbe stepped forward. "What do you want'!" the commandant demanded, Father Kolbe volunteered to take the place of Gajowniczek. In the starvation cell, the priest led the others condemned in prayers and hymns until after 10 days, only he and three others remained alive. The commandant ordered those remaining to be killed with an injection of carbolic acid and cremated. Gajowniczek was eventually sent to another prison camp at Sassenhausen, liberated in May 1945. He was the only person still alive among the 1,700 who had been brought to Auschwitz in his transport. He returned home to his wife, to find that his sons, ages 15 and 18,

had been killed after joining the Polish resistance. Wondering why God had allowed him to survive when his sons did nqt, Gajowniczek made it his mission to recount the horrors of Auschwitz and the heroism of Father K:olbe in order to repay his debt to the priest. He visited the Polish monastery at Niepokalanow where Father Kolbe had once been stationed, and the priest's beatification process was initiated almost immediately. From there Gajowniczek has traveled the world retelling t!le story. Making his first appearance in Southern Massachusetts, Gajowniczek was in the state to be treated by an eye doctor. He also attended Mass at Our Lady's Chapel, New Bedford, where about 350 people came to shake his hand or ask for his autograph. "The gift oflife," he said, is what "energizes me to travel around the world." "So many felt that their faith had been enhanced by the presence of Mr. Gajowniczek, allow-

ing their faith to actually come alive," said Father James Fitzpatrick, administrator of St. Francis Xavier parish.

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F"or kids' sake Continued from Page One as part of the early intervention services offered families at risk. Typically, programs offering residential treatment have been utilized as a last resort when other interventions have failed. Centers like Saint Vincent's offer effective treatment for these children and their families, providing them with intensive and comprehensive services. Utilizing these services earlier on is more effective. These programs can serve as a. companion to needy families and children and as a family substitute only if necessary. Residential treat.ment for these children is only part. of the solution, not the solution. The custodial care offered by the orphanages of the past is not sufficient to address the needs of children who have been abandoned, neglected and severely abused. Although safety, structure and order are important for the development of a child, they cannot substitute for the love and individual attention that a child requires. Group care, . as effective as it may be, will only be successful when it creates a loving, safe and individually-oriented environment where children benefit from quality treatment. Such care

is expensive but a worthwhile investment in the future. What is the solution? The solution will involve the commitment of sufficient resources to address the root cause ofthe disintegration of the family. Along with the needed resources, supportive services aimed at early intervention need to be made available to families. These services offered through the child welfare system can serve .to aid families, not replace them. The nation seems to be poised to address this issue. As a society we often seek a quick and immediate response to issues that are complex. May we not ·lose our resolve to address the needs of our children and dedicate ourselves to a partnership that provides hope to those overwhelmed by despair.

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. them, for example, "in the middle (CNS).- If the church is to remain of a soap opera." relevant, it must learn about and And "we need to gather artists" use "this new communications in music, drama, art and poetry to . age" that demands sharp awarehelp revitalize "the moral and religness "for reading the signs in a new ious imagination," she, said. Another speaker, Purdue Uniway," Florida's Catholic leaders were told during a recent statewide versity sociology professor James symposium for Catholic leaders Davidsori, discussed how efforts on evangelization, culture and (0 promote ecumenism may dilute Catholic identity sponsored by the "the things which make CatholiFlorida Catholic Conference. cism unique." The ordinaries and IS to 20 "We have tra'shed everything leaders from each of the state's holy," he said. "The church and seven dioceses attended the sym- God were brought to our level, posium. and we have lost a sense of the "I am a firm believer that the sacred and a sense of awe about church should define its image God." within the media culture, and not AttertheSecond VaticanCounhave the media define the church cil, Catholics began to identify within that culture," .said ~i~ter themselves as Christians;not CathAngela Ann ZukowskI, a MISSIon olics, he said, losing some of the Helper of the Sacred Heart a.nd flavor of their Catholicity, the richpresi~e~t of Unda, a. world",lde"-ness of the faith their parents and assocIatIOn for Cathohc commun- grandparents experienced. icators and broad~asters. . "The church gave us permission "The problem IS the church IS . ... stuck in the Gutenberg age while to raIse our chIldren I.n a dlff~r~nt our youth are in the audiovisual, way, and we e~ph.aslzed vohtlOn multimedia, highly sensate age that rather than obhgatlOn. . is rapidly evolving and snatching "~ass becam~ an. outward sIgn their imagination," she said. of faIth expressIOn Instead of the She urged that symposium par- obligation of the good Catholic," ticipants think about how to con- he declared. duct adult religious education, Davidson said those in the teacher training and more, using younger generation who question CD-RO M laser disks, interactive church authority don't necessarily television and other multimedia reject it. "It's just that the Trinity technology. To reach beyond that may not affect your life on a dayaudience, she suggested producing to-day basis," he said, "but whether TV and radio spots and surprising or not you practice birth control viewers and listeners by airing does."

Father Michael Himes, associate theology professor at Boston College, said Catholicism is uniquely equipped to dialogue with the world's secular cultures because it has resources available to no other culture. "We are part of the culture, we are part of the world - whether we want it or not," Father Himes said. And like it or not, he added, .the Catholic and the' secular spheres cannot be separated. "We are not telling the world it is wrong,'~ he added. "We are saying you are right and you don't know how right you are. We can show you even deeper resources for living [your] values. In fact, we have deeper roots for all of the best things in your culture." Bishop William B. Friend of Shreveport, La., speaking about Catholic identity in today's culture, said Vatican II recognized that the human race is passing through a new stage and things 'that worked in the past may not work as well today or in the future. The church must look at the way it communicates with the faithful. Hierarchy cannot be set aside, he said, yet communication is much different today. "But hierarchy rigidly defined as the sole path through which anything flows will no longer suffice, if it ever really did," he said. The challenge is to hear the Gospel message "ourselves," he said, since "we are servants of the Word, and not its masters.'"

Pastors ,study management skills NEW YORK (CNS) - A management course for Catholic pastors has received widespread approval from 26 Staten Island pastors who participated in it last fall. A pilot program of th~ a'rchdiocese of New York and St. John's University in Queens, the course was offered last fall. Msgr. George P. Thompson, vice chancellor for priest personnel in New York, said "we.are-all aware of the frequent observation of pastors that they are not professionally trained to function in areas such as management,finance, personnel, legal affairs, planning and information systems."

Attendance at the course was excellent, said Msgr. Thompson, noting that the experience of the participation pastors rangedfrom less than one year to more than 10 years. He said they reported as most helpful sections on general legal issues. planning. information systems and accounting. They also favored the format of three-hours once-a-week. The vice chancellor said the pastors also agreed that: , - An introductory management course should be included in seminary training or shortly after ordination, perhaps during a priest's

first three years as part of a "junior clergy" education package. - A pastor, after appointment to a parish, should take a management course. - Courses in management should also be offered periodically to pastors and any priests interested in them. The pastors reported they were using skills and knowledge acquired and would recommend the program to other pastors, noted Msgr. Thompson. , St. John's University is willing to continue the program and eventually would like to offer it to other dioceses, said M sgr. Thompson.

Mass to honor Dominican foundress Continued from Page One also honored at an open house and prayer service at the Dominican Sisters' provincial house in Dighton. Sister Joanna Fernandes, O.P. prOVincial superior of the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation and chairperson of the board of trustees of Saint Anne's Hospital was among those attending the beatification oCthe Dominican found ress. "We always knew she was holy," said Sister Joanna. "It's just wonderful to find the Church -- the international Church ~ recognizing that as well. It confirms for us that her spirit lives on. She has the ability to continue to communicate her love and her witness of the love of Christ." Prior to Sunday's Mass, a woodcarved sculpture honoring Bless'ed Marie Poussepin will be unveiled in the lobby of Saint Anne's !Hos-' ' pital. It includes names of donors to the Blessed Marie Poussepin Society, recognizing their stipport

of the efforts of the Dominican Sisters and other dedicated health care professionals to serve the people of Greater Fall River. The Dominican Sisters founded Saint Anne's Hospital in 1906 and for almost 90 years, have demons"trated within its walls Blessed

Marie Poussepin's spirit of care, compassion and active love for others, also manifested through outreach services such as Hope House for AIDS patients, a mobile health services van and Lifeline, a clinic aiding substance abusers to conquer their addiction.

IN A ONCE in a decade ceremony, Catholics in Goa, India, process with the mummified body ofSt. Francis Xavier, who died in 1552. (CNS/Reuters photo) ,

WAKE FOREST University students Sarah Lawlor, left, and Mary Beth Green aid Missionary of Charity Sister Petra with laundry at Mother Teresa's Home for the Dyi:ng and Destitute in Prem Dan, India. (CNS photo)

Students use holiday brf~ak to work with India's pOlor WASHINGTON (CNS)- After finals and brief Christmas celebrations with families, 19 Wake Forest University students flew to Calcutta, India, to work with the poor. Senior organizer and group leader Jessica Davey described the trip as "an incredibly spiritual experience," one of hard work and deep thinking. Accompanied by Dr. Cecil Price, director of the student health ser,vice at the Winston-Salem, N .c., university, the students spent Dec. 26-Jan. 14 working at homes run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. They substituted for long-term volunteers away for the holidays. In an interview with Catholic News Service, Ms. Davey said the group spent mornings at Prem Dan, a home for 350 mentally and physically handicapped poor people. ' Students drew water from wells to launder by hand and bathe patients outdoors. They scrubbed the cement floors and gymnasiumsized walls of each ward, Ms. Davey'said, pushing dirty water into run-off moats outside. At noon, they returned to their YMCA lodgings to eat and change clothes for afternoons at the Khalighat Home for the Dying and Destitute. There, Ms. Davey said, they spoon-fed patients both medicine and food, and gave massages and rub-downs to dying patients. Work they expected to be given at the Shishu Bhavan orphanage' was limited because of an outbreak of chicken pox. The' group got Thursdays off. "Students anticipated it would be hardest emotionally to work with the dying at Khalighat," Ms. Davey said. "But they found the long-term suffering of the people at Prem Dan harder to deal with.'" "With dying people, at least the end of their suffering was in sight," she explained. "But at Prem Dan, there was no end in sight." The four men and six women students had an attending physician in Price, who said "the university and the parents,were a little less nervous when I went along." The doctor spent one day helping a student replace a stolen pass-

port and "kept an eye on some students who got mildly sick," but, he told CNS, "the neat thing for me, I was basically doing t he same thing as everybody else." Price said the group will continue to meet and reflect on the experience. "It was the se,cond trip to India for Ms. Davey, a 21-year-old Episcopalian and a religion and sociology major from Norfolk, Va. She spent the summer (If 1993 there, doing similar work plus teaching English at the orphanage and to street children. She said the students were excited at meeting MotherTeresa, who sat among the volunteers at daily Mass and blessed anyone who ca me forward. "At New Year's Eve Mass," Ms. Davey recalled, "Mother, who is quite small, had her hand raised really high to bless a tall person. One of the students thought she was awaiting a high-five, ,and so she went up and gave her one." She said Wake Forest's Laura Shelley is "probably the only person in the world who has highfived Mother Teresa." Contact at Age Eight Ms. Davey has corresponded with Mother Teresa since age eight. "I saw a PBS piece about her after she got the Nobel Priz,~," she said, "and I bugged my dad enough that he called the Emba:isy of India to get her address." Ms. Davey has collected a "'minilibrary" about Mother Tere:;a and has kept all her letters, including three handwritten ones. , "Mother used to handwrite all her letters," said the student, "but she finally got a typist to help her, though she still hand signs every letter," she sends out. Following her May graduation, Ms. Davey plans to spend most of 1996 in New Zealand researching the religious development of aboriginal tribes on a fellowship from the Rotary Foundation. Eventually she hopes to pursue ordination in the Episcopal Church.

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Auschwitz ceremonies show s()me war wounds still unhealed WARSAW, Poland (CNS) The 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp drew pledges that the genocide perpetrated there should never happen again, but also showed that some wounds inflicted during World War II have not healed. Some Jewish groups criticized the ceremonies organized by the Polish government as failing to place enough stress on the Jewish dimension of the Nazi annihilation campaign. About 90 percent of the estimated 1.5 million people killed at the camp were Jews. A handful of Jewish demonstrators also protested the presence of a cross and a church near the death camp site, saying Christian symbols were inappropriate for a Jewish cemetery symbolizing the Holocaust. At the same time, some of the strongest criticisms of the Nazis' World War II crimes against the Jews came from Catholic leaders. The German bishops said Naziera German Catholicism shared the blame for the Holocaust. At the Vatican, Pope John Paul II said Auschwitz marked one of the darkest chapters of human history. "Never again anti-Semitism!" he said Jan. 29. "Never again genocide!" "God does not want us to be weeping tomorrow over other Auschwitzes of our own day. Let us pray and work so that this does not happt;n," the pope said. The pope, who Jived not far from the camp during the war, said the memory of what happened at Auschwitz can only fill people with "deep bitterness" and sympathy for those who suffered there. Auschwitz is the German name for the Polish town of Oswiecim. The twin concentration camp complex of Auschwitz and Birkenau was liberated Jan. 27, 1945 by Soviet troops, who found about 7,000 survivors. Along with Jews from throughout Europe, 70,000 Poles, 15,000 Russians and 23,000 Gypsies died at Auschwitz. Speaking at Birkenau .Ian. 26, Jean Kahn, head of the European Jewish Congress, said Jewish organizations resist efforts "to Christianize the Holocaust by the Catholic Church." Meanwhile, U.S. Rabbi Avraham Weiss and 10 followers picketed the Catholic Church adjacent

to Birkenau and protested the presence of a huge cross at Auschwitz. A cross and church "are improper on the territory of Auschwitz, just as a Jewish star or syn- • agogue would be at a Catholic cemetery," said Rabbi Weiss. Bishop Adam Smigielski ofSosnowiec, the diocese where Oswiecim is located, said the cross must remain as a recognition that the camp's murder victims included many Christians. Polish President Lech Walesa was criticized for not mentioning Jews in two of his three speeches during official ceremonies. Andrzej Zakrzewski, head of the Polish government's anniversary organizing committee, rejected criticism that the official ceremonies down played the Holocaust. "The president, like many Poles, does not distinguish between Poles and Polish Jews," he. said. Zakrzewski said that the ceremonies had an interreligious dimension with prayers read from many religions. He and Polish Catholic leaders emphasized that Poland was a victim of Nazi Germany and that Poles were not responsible for the concentration camps in their country. An anniversary statement issued by the Polish bishops expressed "clear opposition" to anti-Semitism and said Poles were "unwilling witnesses of the Jewish extermination." It is false to "look on every Pole as a Nazi collaborator, or perceive the Catholic Church as being antiSemitic," the Polish ~ishops added. The German bishops called Auschwitz "the symbol of the destruction of European Judaism." They criticized the Nazi-era Catholic Church as "a church community which turned its back too much on the destiny of the persecuted Jewish people." Catholic leaders in several countries said Auschwitz holds lessons for today. Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb of Mobile, Ala., said remembering Auschwitz should help the world to end the violence in the Balkans and Rwanda. There is also an important lesson in the "bitter enforcement of the draconian imm,igration laws of the period, restrictions which kept this country from becoming an asylum for Jews, Catholics and others that it should have been, and should be now," he said.

Archbishop Lipscomb is chairman ofthe U.S. bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger of Paris, a Jewish convert to Catholicism whose mother died in Auschwitz, said the massive number of deaths should drive home important questions about the uses of science and the mass media for propaganda purposes. It was "in the name of science that Nazism and its allies organized the extermination of Jews," he said. Scientists "must reflect and debate on this instead ofletting themselves be fascinated by the sole pursuit of their work," said the cardinal. .

He prayed that the third millennium will usher in a season of peace and mutual respect among all peoples. The pope has on several occasions visited former Nazi death camps and strongly condemned what happened there. Auschwitz is not far from the pope's former archdiocesan see of Krakow. The pope made his coml)lents from his apartment window over-

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field hockey team at Stang. She also played on the school's state champion softball team. Senior James Olden of Fairhaven earned a Letter of Merit, finishing in the 87th percentile, in the statewide competition of the Massachusetts Association of Mathematics Leagues. Classmates Michael Mehrtens of Monument Beach and Greg Morrissette of Fall River finished in the 80th percentile. Joyce Menard's advanced placement calculus students competed among 5,096 students from the state. "Only the best math students in the state go for this test," said Ms. Menard. Olden, senior class president, National Honor Society member, winter track co-captain and three season athlete, received a letter form Sen. Edward Kennedy last month nominating him to th,e United States Air Force Academy, to which he had been previously accepted, dependent on a congressional nomination. Olden has also been 'accepted to West Point. .

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State 'history trophy winner James Boyle'with his Coyle-Cassidy history teq,cher !lrian Dickinson.

.Coyle~Cassidy Higl!. TAUNTON - Junior Janies Boyle of Taunton was named state champion in the 22nd annual Phi Alpha Theta State History Conference at Framingha'm State College. His paper, "Irish Immigration: Boston 18451900 Construction," was selected among435 entries from high school students in the state, It will be published in an issue of "Historical Vignettes," a history journal. Honorable mentions went to Coyle-Cassidy students Danielle Pedro of Middleboro, Cathy Couture and Jake Sunderland of Taunton, Michael Previti and Ryan Crandall of Raynham, Tom McGarry of West Bridgewater and Ryan Powers of Bridgewater. The students are members of the advanced placement history class taught by Brian Dickinson. t:OW's Tale There is a COW loose in the halls ofCoyle-C'assidy -frequently turning up in empty classrooms or at the computer lab, This COW - the Coyle Organization of Writers - is a writers' group directed by former English faculty member and Ph, 0, candidate Elizabeth Gonsalves. While COW is designed more as a student organization than a formal course, students may earn fine arts credit for participation. "The course is devoted to young poets and writers who want to improve their work," said Ms. Gonsalves. "All the students are looking for creative outlets and, more importantly, an audience." They should get their wish soon, when their first bound collection of works is published.

St. Mary's School NEW BEDFORD - A Catholic Schools Week liturgy is planned for 10 a.m. Sunday, at which Anthony Folco, '71, will be honored with the school's 1995 Distinguished Graduate Award. Activities during the week included: a family dance to honor "Parents You Can Believe In" on Monday; a student talent show to showcase "Students You Can Believe In" on Tuesday; and an International Fair and open house to celebrate "Faculty and Staff You Can Believe In" on Thursday. Today, with the theme "Alumni You Can Believe In," alumni are invited to school to judge a School Spirit decorating contest.

ATTLEBORO-The Attleboro Chapter of the Daugh'ters of the American Revolution has presented, its Good Citizen Award to Rebecca Fisher of North Attleboro. The award is 'giv.en annually to a student who exemplifies , the qualities of dependability; leadership, service and patriotism. Miss Fisher., chosen by the faculty and student body, rec,eived a pin and certificate from the International Society of'the' Daughters of the American ,.Revolu~ion. , Miss Fisher has' participated in Feehan basketball, softball and volleyball and served,on the student council, Peer Leadership Committee, campus ministry, Students Against Drunk Driving, the yearbook staff and the AIDS Awareness Committee. , She was made Junior Rotarian in 1994 and has made the Feehan honor roll for four years. She has perfor'med . community service with the Park and' Recreation Department of North Attleboro, CYO, Easter Seals, Feehan's summer basketball camp, and Wrentham State School for the Mentally Handicapped. . The debate team was victorious in a recent meet at Cohasset High School. Varsity affirmative debaters were Sharon Dwyer, Danielle Szelag, Jason Collins and Chris Flynn. Negative winners were Dana Smith and Abigail Swaim. Miss Smith was ranked best speaker in her round. Novice affirmative debaters were Tracee Ward and Erin Fellows. Novice negative winners were Chris Eagan, Tasha Buzell, Greg McCormack, Dave Nuhubian, Jonathan Solomon and Carla Fazio.

Holy Family-Holy Name NEW BEDFORD - Catholic Schools Week events conclude this weekend,' with a "Pantograms" performance of mime and music by Trent Arterberry planned for 7 tonight. A Catholic Schools Week Mass will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow in Holy Name Church, followed by a family dinner and dance in the parish center. Sunday's activity, "Spring into Fashion," features a brunch at Thad's restaurant and a fashion show hosted by Elaine Lima. The week's events began with a Jan. 29 Mass at St. Lawrence Church and a book fair. Theme days were: "Celebrate the Future," with speakers on careers; "Celebrate Our Faith," with religious and clergy discussing their vocations; "Celebrate Physical Fitness," a day of physical education activities; "Celebrate Academic Excellence," with guest speaker Tony Petrarca, spelling and, academic bees, chess games and announcement of honor , roll recipients; and today's "Citizenship Day," which fea- ' tures speakers from, government and the justice system.

Our Lady 'oj L~urdes T AUNTON ~ Our Lady of Lourdes Sch'061 rec~ived a certificate of accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges at an awards cen:mony held in Boston in December. Having completed a' self-study' process fo'r acc:reditation by the diocese in 199-1 and evaluation by the N EASC in 1994, Our Lady of Lourdes is the' first 'elementary school in Southeastern Massa'chusetts and th,: first Catholic school in the Fall'River"diocese to 'have: completed the NEASC accreditation process., ' "We have always prided ourselves in providing quality Catholic education to students' entrusted to our care spiritually, academically and phy路siballY. We are a community dedicated to excellence in education," said, principal Sister Margretta Sol, RSM. "This is an honor for our whole school community because it took many hands and hearts working together to accomplish this goal."

Espirito Santo School FALL RIVER-Catholic Schools Week was an occasion to give thanks for the students who study hard to achieve their best; the faculty and staff who guide the students as they grow in God's love; parents who have chosen Espirito Santo School; the pastor and parish who support the school spiritually and financially; and volunteers who give their time and talent for the school's benefit. On Monday, students made thank-you cards for th芦ir parents and a spelling bee was held. On Tuesday, grades 4 and 5 attended a program at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford while other gJades watched a movie. The principal treated all to ice cream. A parents' lunch and open house was held on Wednesday. A Catholic Schools Week Mass, followed by a sc:,ence fair, was held on Thursday. Today's "Dress Down Day" ends with early dism:.ssal, followed by a Teacher Appreciation Lunch.

Our Lady oj Mt. Carmel NEW BEDFORD - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel began celebration of Catholic Schools Month with a Jan. 30 liturgy planned by Michael Bernier's seventh grade class, followed by a social in the school hall. Other activities planned for the month include Spirit Days such as Mismatch Day and School Colors Da.y; a pep rally and basketball game; the school science fair on Feb. 8; spelling bee on Feb. 9, along with Grandpan:nts' Day beginning at 8:45 a.m.; a Valentine's Day D~iDce Feb. 14; Speaker Day Feb. 15; and Multicultural Day Feb. 17.

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Bishop Stang High NORTH DARTMOUTH - Seniors Colleen Carney of.South Dartmouth and Danielle Charest of Rochester are represen'ting Bishop Stang at today's Massachusetts Girls and Women in SpQrts Day at Faneuil Hall in . Boston. Miss Carney, president of the student council, is captain,ofthe soccer team and a member of the ski and ten'nis teams . .M iss Charest, named this year to the AA U Junior Olympics field h,ockey team as one of the nation's 60 best scholastic field hockey players, was captain of this year's

Our Lady of Lourdes School principal Sistel' Margretta Sol, RSM, displayscertijicate of accreditation with Father James Ferry and Bishop O'Malley.

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FALL RIVER - Senior Grady Gauthier ofTiverlon, RI, is the recipient of Xavier University's first annual Service Book Award, given to high school students from 16 states. The award acknowledges high school juniors who excel in a college preparatory program and exhibit de:dication to service of others in their communities. The book presented to winners i~ "Cityscapes," a (:01lection of photographs by the internationally-known ,Algimates'Kezys, who has dedicated his life.to serving the immigran~ Lithuanian community in Chicago.


THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Feb. 3, 1995

By Charlie Martin

(;ET OVER IT I turn on the tube What do I se,e A whole lot of people Crying "Don't blame me" They point their crooked little fingers At everybody else Spend all their time Feeling sorr)' for themselves A victim of this, a victim of that Your momma's too thin Your daddy's too fat Get over it Get over it All the whining, crying And pitchinl~ a fit Get over it Get over it You say you haven't been the same Since you hud your little crash But you might feel better If I gave you some cash The more that I think about it Old Billy WillS right Let's kill all the lawyers Kill them tonight You don't want to work You want to live like a king But the big bad world Doesn't OW4: you a thing It's like going to confession 'Every time I hear you speak You're making the most Out of your losing streak Some call it, sick But I call it weak Now you're dragging it around Like a ball and chain You wallow in the guilt You wallow in the pain You wave it like a flag You wear it like a crown Got your mind in the gutter Bringing e\'erybody down Complain Ilbout the present And .blame it on the past I'd like to find your inner child And kick its little ass Written by Don Henley/Glenn Frey, sung by Eagles, (c) 1994 by Eagles Recording Co. WHO'S BACK on the charts? N one other than one of my alltime favorite groups, Eagles. "Get Over It" is off their new CD "Hell Freezes Over." The group is currently on a nationwide tour, trying to find out if

they can still create the magic (and the money) of the '70s and '80s. The song engenders two different reactions in me. One side of me dislikes the song's lack of empathy toward, and ridicule

of, the way the healing of life's pain occurs. Yet a part of my thinking agrees that we have to get over hurts if we are to rediscover life's satisfaction and joy. The song's lyrics describe one person's anger over another's failure to get on with his life. What this first pc [son sees is the other wallowing in guilt and pain. He perceiv(:s that this person is making the most out of his losing streak, expecting others to make his life better even though he appears to be doing little to help himself. In the first person's mind, the other needs to stop "all the whining, crying and pitching a fit." He needs to "get over it." Contrary to the song's POlOt of view, I doubt that people enjoy being stuck in pain., What the song fails to understand is -that at times a person's complaining and blaming are cries offrustration over not knowing how to get past the pain. People in such situations do not need additional criticism such as the song conveys. If you want to be a fril:nd to someone dealing with personal pain, listen to what the other is saying. Help your friend name the fears, hurts, angers and frustrations being experie'nced. ,We build an alliance with another by validating and acknowledging his or her emotions, not by criticizing. After building a bridge of understanding, ask the other person what he or she is trying to do to help him-or herself through the painful time. Together, you might discover some new ways to begin moving beyond the hurt. As Christians, we take our example from Jesus on how to help others. Jesus listened. He felt with others' pain, but did not allow his own feelings to get lost in it. Rather, he gently challenged others to look for alternatives and to accept the responsibility for changing their life situations. Most of all, Jesus reminded them that the creative power of God's healing would be with them as they faced life's pain. Over and over, Jesus taught us how we need, each other's love and support. Resolve to be this kind of friend as you reach out to those you know whose lives hurt. Your comments are always welcomed by Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.

By Christopher Carstens It wasn't the first time I'd heard the complaint, but rarely had a teen-age boy put it so well. "I just don't know anything about my dad. "Sometimes I'll ask him how his day went, if anything special happened, and it's the 'The usual' ot 'N othing special,' and that's the end. I just can't get him to talk with me at all. "He talks with my little sister. They get along just great. I don't know what they say to each other, but I hear them going on and on. But with me, if he isn't lecturing me about my homework or making sure I cleaned my room, there's not a word." There was sadness in the boy's v.oice and regret, but not anger. I could feel the ache in his heart, living in the same house as his father, yet feeling 1,000 miles apart. The world is filled with fathers and sons who can't find words for sharing with each other beyond the occasional exchange of necessary information. It's sad, sometimes even heartbreaking. But it's almost inevitable, given the way men communicate with each other. Listen carefully when your friends talk with each other. In the conversations of men - and this includes young men - there's a lot of competition, even when the guys are good friends. For example, when guys talk about sports they often try topping each other with trivia, like "Who hit the most home runs from the left side of the plate in 1962?" Sometimes they argue over predictions for the next big game. "The Titans are gonna cream the Warthogs." "Foget it, man. There's no way they can stop the Warthog run-

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ning game. That offensive line averages 380 pounds." This conversation isn't about football, it's about who's smarter, who knows more. Underneath the words lies a contest. The same thing happens whether the subject is computers or cars or rock bands. Voices get louder, and there's a rush tojump in with the next piece of information. That's one of the main ways guys talk to each other. The problem is, when fathers and sons talk to each other they can fall into the same sort of competition. Unfortunately, lots of dads get really pushy, not wanting to appear weak in front of their sons. Their sons push back, and what is a playful competition when it's between friends becomes a serious confrontation inside the family. ' "He just won't listen to anything I say," says the father. And the son says, "He's just got to be right all the time. It always has to be his way." And there they are, deadlocked. Instead of returning to the confrontation, they learn to avoid each other. "Why talk," each thinks, "he'll just make an argument out of it." To make this better, it helps to work from both directions. Sons, let your fathers know you're interested in them and in the things they care about. Ask your dad questions about things that really interest him, and take time to listen to the answers. Dads, remember that you don't need to be right all the time. You don't always have to tell your son how to do every task he undertakes. It's OK if he makes some mistakes. And it doesn't make you weak to say, "I don't know son, what do you think?"

Student wins award for disabilities program PHILADELPHIA (CNS) Christine F. Rouse remembers the ridicule that children once directed her way. But now, the 20-year-old Philadelphian with cerebral palsy has won a national award for redirecting the rejection of her peers. Miss Rouse receiNed the 1994 Presidential Award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine for her educational awareness program called Kids Are Kids,' which she founded in 199 I. The nonprofit program teaches children about disabilities by using videos, puppet shows and handson experiences with wheelchairs, crutches and walkers. "I tell [kids] not to be afraid of disabilities" and "to get to know a person" before making ajudgment, Miss Rouse said.

Kids Are Kids "made me feel really good about myself' and affirmed that "God has a purpose for giving me cerebral palsy - to educate kids. This is my mission in life," said Miss Rouse, a member of St. John Neumann parish in Bryn Mawr. "I always knew that I was different, but I always felt accepted," said Miss Rouse of her grade school years at St. John Neumann. "The real shock came in ninth grade when people didn't accept me," she said. "The kids looked at cerebral palsy and not really at me." M iss Rouse then found herself fighting God. "I challenged God - I asked hard questions," she said, such as "Why did he give me cerebral palsy?" It was also the

time when "I got to know him better. " Nowa psychology major at St. Joseph's University, Miss Rouse wants someday to counsel those with disabilities. If given the chance to be cured of cerebral palsy, she said: "In one way, I'd get rid of it in a second if I could.'ln another way, I couldn't do that because of Kids Are Kids. I'm not going to say I love it, because I [still] have problems accepting myself." Her faith and family are big helpers in that task. "I am a very spiritual person," said M iss Rouse, who credits her spiritual director, a priest at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, for helping her "see the love of God beyond my cerebral palsy."

Cell-A-Bration Pam Baptiste's freshman biology classes at Bishop Stang High School recently held a Cell-A-Bration to display their creative 2- or 3-D models of cells. Displays include a cell-ami pizza as well as projects made of Rice Krispies,jello, Play Doh, bagels and melons.


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ST. FRANCIS XA VIER, HYANNIS Discovering a New Life series begins at 7 p.m. April 25, parish hall, sponsored by Spirit of Jesus prayer group. Information: 428-7699. SEPARATED/DIVORCED SUPPORT GROUP, N. DARTMOUTH Open meeting 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8, Diocesan Family Life Center, 500 Slocum Rd. Concerns regarding separation and divorce will be discussed. All welcome.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS, W. HARWICH St. Francis of Peace Fraternity monthly Mass 2 p.m. Feb. 12, Holy Trinity Church, W. Harwich, with celebrant Father Edward Healey, chaplain at Cape Cod Hospital,.who will speak on "How St. Francis Converted Suffering into Joy." Business meeting, refreshments, and baby shower for Birthright will follow. Rosary recited 1:30 p.m. for end to abortion. Information: Dorothy Williams, 394-4094. . D. OF I., EASTON Easton Circle 564 Daughters of Isabella meeting Feb. 8 at home of Pat Griffiths in North Easton. A pound auction will follow business meeting. Socks for the needy and nonperishable foods for the Easton pantry will be collected. Information: M,ary Jane Wood, 230-8481. ST. MARY, MANSFIELD Blessing of throats for feast of St. Blase after all Masses this weekend.

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ST. THOMAS MORE, SOMERSET Organizational meeting for CYO basketball 7 p.m. Feb. 6, parish center conference room; information: Doug Sullivan, 679-3481. STONEHILL COLLEGE N. EASTON Michael Eric Dyson, professor of communication studies and director of the Institute of African-American research at the University of North Carolina, will speak on "Rethinking Malcolm X Politics of Black Popular Culture" 4 p.m. Feb. 7, Martin Institute. Dyson will sign copies of his book, "Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X." Information: 230-1120. Organist Kimberly Hess, first prize winner in the 1994 Poister National Organ Competition and the 1994 Gruenstein Memorial Organ Contest for Women, will perform a concert 8 p.m. Feb. 14, Chapel of Mary. TAUNTON STATE HOSPITAL Volunteers needed to paint expanded medical library and to work in gift shop; information: Sanford Epstein, 824-755 I or (617) 727-7978 ext. '127. SS. PETER AND PAUL, FR A celebration is planned for the 20th anniversary of the new church in April; pictures from the past 20 years are requested and may be brought to rectory or given to Father Fernandes after Mass. The pictures will be returned in April. VINCENTIANS, TAUNTON Monthly Mass 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, St. Paul's Church, 26 I Tremont St. Meeting will follow in church hall. CATHEDRAL CENTER OF RENEWAL, E. FREETOWN Holy Name, FR, confirmation retreat Feb. 4. Registrations being accepted for Tuesdays at the Lake series to be held II a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7 to 28 and for Bishop's Day of Renewal for Laity, Feb. 25; information: 763-3994. SECULAR FR'ANCISCANS, POCASSET The Cape Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi will meet 2 p.m. Feb. 12, St. John Evangelist parish center. Pocasset LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO Winter Coffee House Series will continue 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Shrine cafeteria, featuring Carolyn McDade of Cape Cod. A singer, songwriter and keyboard player, Ms. McDade has published eight collections of songs, the most recent titled "Sorrow and Healing," and her music can be found in hymnals in the U.S. and Canada. She will share her own conversion story that focuses on a Boston-based sanctuary movement for Central Americans. A 4:30 Mass precedes the concert. Information: 222-5410.

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"JONAH AND THE WHALE" was the topic of a musical performed recently by CCD students at St. James parish, New Bedford. OUR LADY'S HAVEN, FAIRHAVEN A Mass marking the nursing home's 50th anniversary will be celebrated by chaplain Rev. Roy J. Yurco, SS.Cc., 9 a.m. tomorrow. OFFICE OF AIDS MINISTRY The Office of AIDS Ministrysponsored Day of Education, Reflection and Prayer has been postponed to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13 at LaSalette Shrine, Attleboro. Information: 674-5600 ext. 2295. ST. PATRICK, FALMOUTH Those wishing to sign up for Bible study on the Gospel of Mark may call the rectory, 548-1065. Vincentians ask donations of canned fruit and spam for Falmouth Service' Center and Around the Table soup kitchen. The soup kitchen also needs two metal shelves for food storage; if 'you have one to donate, pick up can be arranged. Information: 548-1528 . O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE Rick Lavoie will present program for teens and parents 6 t09 p.m. Feb. 5, parish center; information: Bobbi Paradise, 771-9378. First Saturday rosary of reparation and act of consecration before 9 a.m. Mass tomorrow. A parish get-together will be held 7:30 p.m. Feb. II at Cape Codder Hotel and an open house I to 3 p.m. Feb. 12, parish center, to wish Father John A. Perry well in his new assignment as pastor of St. John Neumann parish, E. Freetown. CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE Respect Life Committee will conduct babyshowerfor Birthright Feb. 4-14. ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN All welcome at "Power of Love" parents' support group. Meetings each Thursday 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., rectory meeting room. Boy Scout C~urt of Honor and Blue and Gold banquet I p.m. Feb. 5. Scout Sunday Mass will be held at II a.m.; also members of youth group team preparing to .perform volunteer service in Rochester, NY, during February vacation will be commissioned. A local mission effort on Feb. 25 will involve construction and repair work on a home in Fairhaven; volunteers and construction materials are needed. Information: Don Fredette, 992-8969 or 999-4436. ST. BERNARD, ASSONET All are welcome at program leading to consecration to Jesus through the practice of "True Devotion to tlie Blessed Virgin Mary" as taught by St. Louis de Montfort. The program will take place Feb. 20 through March 25. Those interested or wishing more information should call Shirley Carvalho at tel. 823-5747 by Feb. 5. A speaker from "Our Sisters Place" shelter for battered women arid children will give a presentation 8 p.m. Feb. 7, church hall; donations of women's and children's clothing will be accepted. <ST. ANNE, FR Adult confirmation classes begin 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8, rectory; to register call 678-1510. Cub Scouts Blue and Gold Mass 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by banquet in school cafeteria.

ST.MARY,N.ATTLEBORO Scout Sunday Mass 8 a.m. Feb. 5. DCCW, DISTRICT I Fall River District COllncil I of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will begin its 19S'5season with an open meeting at St. William Church, Fall River at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. President Vivian Belanger will preside. Janet Barbelle will speak on the work of Birthright and members are asked to bring an unwrapped layette item for the use of mothers assisted by the organization. It is also asked that each person bring two dozen pastries. HOSPICE OUTREACH, I!NC., FR Six-week grief education series for families and friends or persons who have died of AIDS wi'.! be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays Feb. 7 to March 13, Clemence Hall room 224, 243 Forest St., FR. To register call 673-1589. INTERFAITH COUNCIL of GREATER FR Annual meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 6, home of Anne Pacheco, 184 Stockton St., FR. All welcome. RSVP requested at 673-9605. Sn,:Jw date Feb. 13. NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING, MANSFIELD Couple to Couple League will sponsor 4 monthly classes, starting from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. IS' at St. Mary's parish center, Mansfield. Registration, information: Jon or Maureen Howey, 339-4730. SERRA CLUB, NB Meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 13, W:~ite's of Westport, with guest speaker Krysten Winter-Green, director of diocesan Office of AIDS Ministry. ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA. Blessing of throats for fea!.t of St. Blase after Masses this week\~nd. ST. JOAN of ARC, ORLEA.NS Scout Sunday Mass 3 p.m. Feb. 5, followed by refreshments and a program. CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH A Bereavement Committee: is being formed to assist parish staff in consoling, supporting, helping and praying with and for those who have lost a loved one;' with questii:Jns or suggestions contact Father Marcel Bouchard 888-0209 or Nanc:{ Gallagher,833-1280. HOSPICE OF COMMUNITY NURSE, FAIRHAVEN Bereavement discussion groups for adults who have lost a loved one within the past five years wiU meet 6:30. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Nurse Office, 62 Center St., as follows: Widows and Widower., Support Group Feb. 14,21,28; Adults Who Have Lost Parents March 7,14,21; Adults Who Have Lost a Sibling ApriI4,11,18; Parents Who Have Lost an Adult Child May 2,9,16. Information/ registration: Sue Vincent, LICSW, 999-3400.

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