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Bishop points out value of Anchor Saturday and Sunday will be Anchor Weekend in diocesan parishes, the traditional time at which subscriptions to the diocesan newspaper are renewed. As The Anchor enters its 25,th year of serving the Catholic community of southeastern Massachusetts, over 25 percent of :its more than 27,000 readers are charter subscribers, noted Miss Rosemary Dussault, business manager. Such a loyal readership helps fulfill one of the newspaper's primary goals, that of uniting members of the 1,194 square mile diocese of Fall River. That aim is referred to in a letter sent this week !by Bishop Daniel A. Cronin to all pastor's. It follows: "Reverend and dear Father, "Since the very beginning of Our Lord's public mlnistry, an essential element of the Cburcl1 bas been the proclamation of the good news, the Gospel, in an apostolate of evangelization. "The apostolate of evangelization is carried on In a great variety of ways. Our recent program, We Carel We Share, conducted throughout the Diocese dUring Advent, was an imp0rtant endeavor in this area.

Today, I write with specific reference to another, vitally Important, ongoing tool of this apostolate here in the Diocese of Fall River, The Anchor, our weekly Catholic newspaper. "For more than 20 years, The Anchor has been ininstnnnentaI in bringing authentic Gospel teachings and values to' thousands of homes throughout the Diocese. The Anchor does not simply announce the good news of Christ; it explains it and applies it in a practical manner to the daily lives of our people. . ·'In addition, The Anchor, with local diocesan news arid features, helps to stre~en the bonds which unite the residents of all 113 of our parishes. Teaching, forming, instructing and uniting God's good people, The Anchor serves the vital apostolate of evangelization here in the Diocese of Fall River very well indeed. "As you know, the month of February is set aside each year as "Catholic Press Month" throughout the Unioed StateS. In conjunction

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Annulment caution llrged VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pop,e John Paul II said Jan. 24 that there has been an "alarming increase" in marriage cases in church courts and warned against "easy and hasty" annulments. In a speech opening the judi· cial year for the Roman Rota, the church's central court of ap,· peals for marriage cases, thE! pontiff said that concern ex·· pressed at the recent World Sy·· nod of Bishops "over the alarm·· ing increase of marriage cases: in church courts will certainl~' be valued" in the current process: of revising church law. He called for greater pastoral efforts in marriage preparation and warned that "the preparation for matrimony itself would

be negatively influenced by decrees or sentences of matrimonial nullity if these should be obtained too easily." Vatican sources said the pa· pal criticisms seemed directed chiefly at U.S. church courts, which under special procedural rules in recent years have been responsible for more than threefourth of the yearly decrees of nullity in the church. In 1978, the latest year for which complete statistics are available, U.S. decisions accounted for more than 43,000 of the 55,OOO-plus annulments in the church. Some Vatican officials sharply disagree with the American church view that the Itf,rge numTum to Page Six

WHEN POPE JOHN PAUL II lands in Tokyo he will be the first pope ever to visit Japan and he will be in a country of 100 million people where Catholics, such as these little girls, make up less than one percent of the population. (NC Photo)

Japan awaits papal trip VATICAN CITY (NC) About a month before Pope John Paul II was to leave for his 12day visit to the Far East, a group of Japanese journalists asked him about the popular assessment of the Japanese as "economic beings." "Economic development is a sign of the possibility that Japan could become just as strong spiritually," the pope replied. "I hope that Japan will be able to move from being an economic giant to also being a spiritual giant." . In Tokyo, the world's largest city with about 15 million people, and in Hiroshima and Nagasaki the P9lish-born pope will confront "cultural and spirituai traditions which have grown up outside the Christian traditions," according to Hiroshi Miyahira, a Japanese Catholic journalist based in Rome. It will be .e first time the pope will have visited a, highly industrialized nation which is predominantly non..christian. "The pope could be a pioneer

in helping Christianity learn about the Japanses culture," said Miyahira, who expects the pontiff to emphasize the importance of interconfessional dialogue with non-Christians and moral questions such as abortion and divorce in a highly developed society. Pope John Paul demonstrated his personal interest in understanding Japan by taking on the difficult task of learning the Japanese language. He hopes to make enough progress to deliver his talks in Japanese. "He'd like to say something about the divisions among men and about what we have in common," said Father Robert T. Rush, Jesuit regional assistant. for East Asia, who will be one. of Vatican Radio's commentators during the Japan visit. Pope John Paul's Feb. 24 talk to Japanese youths in Tokyo will be a key commentary on the topic, in which the pope will emphasize his view of young people as the hope of the world. Among the pope's other sched-

uled events in Tokyo are Masses for clergymen and Religious and for the general population; meetings with the Japanese Catholic bishops, Christian and non..christian leaders, and Catholic laymen; courtesy caUs on Prime Minister Suzuki Zenko and Emperor Hirohito; and a reception for the diplomatic corps. The next stop will be Hiroshima, site of the first atomic bomb attack, Aug. 6. 1945, where the pope will speak at city hall on "Technology, Society and Peace." Speaking of the visit when he announced the Asian trip, Pope John Paul said he would stand on "the site on which the terrible destructive force of the atomic bomb was first manifested" in order to "beg the merciful God that this will never again be repeated in the history of humanity." Nagasaki, the final stop on the itinerary, also bears scars of atomic warfare from the world's atomic bombing, Aug. 9, 1945. Tum to Page Seven


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NEW YORK (NC) - Church agencies using stockholder resolutions to challenge corporation policies ~re giving increased attention to Latin America, said Ursuline Sister Valerie Heinonen, research director of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. WASHINGTON (NC) -- Participants in an official dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Presbyterian-Reformed Church have agreed that the mission of the church includes working "toward a society where abortion need not occur." But the. dialogue participants acknowledged that members of the Presbytel'ian - Reformed Church regard artificial birth control as a preventive of abortion. whereas Catholics view it as contributing to promiscuity and increased abortion.


WASHINGTON (NC)--Secretary of State Alexander Haig's statement that ",international terrorism will take the place of human rights" as the top foreign policy concern has drawn criticism from groups and individuals working for human rights. VATICAN CITY (NC)--Pope John Paul II has named Cardinal William W. Baum, the highest ranking U.S. prelate in the Vatican administration, to membership on the ' Congregation for the Evangelization of 'Peoples. WASHINGTON (NC)--Federal aid should not be used for sex education or for contraceptives for unmarried teen-agel's, according to Richard Schweiker, the new secretary of Health and Human Services. Schweiker said sex education was primarily the responsibility of parents. DULUTH, Minn. (NC)--Bishop Paul Anderson of oDuluth and several prominent northeastern Minnesotans, including Rep. James Oberstar ~D), have protested the U.S. government's decision to reinstate military aid to El Salvador. CHARLESTON, S.C. (NC)--Unless Catholic parishes improve the degree of racial integratio= in their schools, "then people have a right to call us havens for segregationists," according to Father Thomas R 'Duffy, Charlestown diocesan vocations director. UNITED NATIONS (NC)--A leading Communist newspaper in has delivered a full-page broadside against "the secret church" here. accused the Catholic Church in Poland of trying to revive "political Eastern Europe through its alleged connection with activities of independent Polish trade union.

Czechoslovakia The paper also clericalism" in Solidarity, the

UNITED NATIONS (NC)--The weekly English-language newspaper of the Republic of China on (Taiwan) said that the People's Republic of China is "fully ready" to establish diplomatic ties with the Holy See and urged the Vatican not to recognize Peking at the expense of Taipai. UNITED NATIONS (NC)--The Vatican has complained to the United Nations Population Commission that natural family planning is often overlooked or ignored in U.N. birth control projects. With appropriate training, couples find the natural method effective, said Msgr. James MoHugh, who represented the Vatican and is former director of the U.S. bishops' pro-life office. , TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NC)--The inclusion of Sen. Lawton Chiles (D-Fla.) on a pro-life "hit list" for 1982 has been called premature and inopportune iby church and pro-life officials in Florida. Chiles is one of 12 senators who have been targeted for defeat in 1982 by the Washington-based Life Amendment Political Action Committee. LONDON (NC)--A nationality bill proposed by the British government is opposed by Christian leaders. The bill would eliminate the right of citizens of current British dependencies and formel' British colonies from entering and residing in the United Kingdom. Cardinal George Basil Hume of Westminster said Catholics have "grave misgivings" about the bill. . PHOENIX, Ariz. (NC)-The 'Phoenix Festival of Sacred Music 1981 from March 19-22 will feature 11 concerts and 14 performances, including a special performance by Pat Boone. More than 1,000 people are expected at the festival, sponsored by North American Liturgy Resources. .

ALSO IN WASHINGTON, cardboard silhouettes of babies fill the air at the March for Life as a "Lifemobile" carries New York State prolifers in style. (Nc; Photos)

WASHINGTON (NC)-A new Diocese of San Jose, Calif., has been established by Pope John Paul II with Auxiliary Bishop Pierre DuMaine of San Francisco as its first head.

Fr. Hartllett rites held A concelebrated funeral Mass was held Tuesday at Stonehill College for Father Edward J. Hartnett, CSC, 73, who died last Thursday in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Interment followed in th,e Holy Cross Fathers' Cemetery at the college.

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that Hebert is a supervising working chef.' "Some people specialize in salads or meats or desserts, but I want to know everything about food service," he declared. "You never know enough." He pays high tribute to Catholic Memorial and to its administrator, iMother Cecilia Regina. "It's a wonderful place," he said. "I'd like to live here myself when the time comes." Mid what is the favorite dish of this man who cooks elegantly for a family of nearly 300? "I like American chop suey myself," he' admitted.

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Father Hartnett, a native of Detroit, served from 1938 to 1973 in the Holy Cross Fathers Mission Band headquartered ~,t first in North Easton and then in North Dartmouth.

"My job is my life," says 42year-old Kenneth Hebert, chef steward at the Catholic Memorilil Home in Fall River. In 25 years Hebert has never been absent or late. He works In this assignment he preached six days a week from 5 a.m. to missions and retreats in ps.r-ishes, 2:30 p.m. and is always on hand Army camps during World War for holiday meals, celebrating II, convents and schools, also as- with his own family only after sisting in parishes in SlllIDlJler making sure that his Memorial months and at other times of the Home family has been well taken care of. year. "The residents mean a lot to He studied for the priesthood me," he said, "and I know that at Holy Cross Seminary, Notre meals are a big event in their Dame, Ind., and Holy Cross Colday." lege, Washington, D.C., and was If a snowstorm threatens, Heordained in 1938. bert often spends the night at Since 1974 he had be,en as- the Memorial Home rather than sociate pastor at St. Pius X· risk being snowed in at his WestChurch, Ft. Lauderdale. He is port residence; and when he survived by a sister Miss Kath- lived in Fall River he habitually leen Hartnett, and a brother, walked about five miles to work Bernard, both of Detroit. A cou- from his south end home if snow sin, Richard Hartnett, is fL Holy blocked other transportation. Cross Brother at Holy Cross During the 1978 blizzard, HeHigh School, Flushing, N.Y. bert was on duty for nearly a week without respite. But due to his careful planning, the only item of which the Memorial kitchen ran short was fresh milk. "We always have a five-week supply of staples on hand," he With the theme "A Lot of said. People Are Depending on You," His devotion has not gone unBishop Daniel A. Cronin has an- noticed. At a recent service nounced that the annual Cath- awards ceremony, Msgr. John J. olic Charities Appeal kickoff Regan, director of diocesan meeting will be held at 8: p.m. health facilities, in presenting Wednesday, April 22, at Bishop Hebert with his 25-year pin, paid Connolly High School, Fall River. special tribute to him and to the The special gifts phase ,of the support given him by his wife appeal will extend from April 20 Barbara and his daughter Tara, through May 2 and the parish a fitth-grader at St. George phase from May 3 through May School, Westport. Mrs. Hebert, recounted Msgr. 13. Regan, has been known to arise In his announcement Elishop at 4 a.m. to help her husband clear their driveway of snow so Cronin noted that the appelll has a 40-year record of concern for he can reach work on time.. human life, caring, sharing and giving to the needy of southeastern Massachusetts without regard to race or creed.

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IT TAKES a large stew pot to provide for nearly 300 appetites. Chef Kenneth Hebert checks what's cooking at the Catholic Memorial Home. (Torchia Photo) Hebert's association with Catholic Memorial began when he was 16. "I applied for a job" he recalled, "and Leo Giroux, who was then the chef, asked me if I'd like kitchen work. I'd watched my mother cook, that· was about all, but I got very interested in food service. I did all-around kitchen work for four years, then went in the service and to cooking and baking school there." Returning to the home, Hebert eventually became an aide to Giroux and five years ago his successor. He has also maintaine(1 his interest in the military life, serving as a cook in the National Guard one weekend a month and during a month's encampment each summer. Last summer, he said proudly, he ran the top-ranking mess at Camp Drum, N.Y. "I liked hearing the men on the mean lines

Economic posts filled at Vatican VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II has appointed Cardinal Giuseppe Caprio president of the Prefecture of the :Economic Affairs of the Holy SE~e. He also named the papal secretary of state, Cardinal Agostino Casaroli, to replace Cardinal Caprio as president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See. In his new post Cardinal: Caprio succeeds Cardinal Egidio Vagnozzi, who died Dec. 213. The ~ew appointments to the Vatican's two key economic posts continue the close links between Vatican financial matters and the secretariat of state, the most powerful agency in the church's central administration.


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saying 'Wow, this is the gourmet mess,' " he chuckled. At Catholic Memorial, Hebert has a staff of three cooks and eight kitchen workers. They juggle a schedule that includes loading and dispatching food trucks three times daily to serve the nearly 200 residents who cannot leave their floors. Nearly 100 other residents are served in the bright diDing room and there is another room for staff members. Food is also sent to the priests' .wing of the home and there are many special diets that must be prepared separately. All breads and pastries are made at the home, said Hebert, who also personally butchers the meat. He uses no mixes and no ·instant anything. "I don't hold with that," he said. There's time fot such special observances as a recent FrenchCanadian day which featured tourtieres, pate a choux: and, of course, wine. The menu was prepared by Catholic Memorial's gourmef cooking class with aid and comfort from Hebert. Upcoming are Latin, Irish and Po- . lish days, each with a special menu.. The title chef steward means

ROME (NC) An exhibit from the Vatican Museums has opened in Tokyo. It includes about 120 items from the museums, including liturgical objects, paintings and sculptures. After its Tokyo showing it will tour seven other Jlij)anese cities, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


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War, peace and the bishops By Jim Lackey

Church teaching on war and peace, long a topic of almost dire significance to a number of church members, is about to be even more dosely scrutinized by the U.S, bishops and probably by others in the months ahead. As the result of a series of interventions on war and peace at the U.S. bishops' annual general meeting last November, the bish· ops have established an ad hoc committee to deal with what several bishops contend is the need for a new look at church teachings on issues such as nuclear war and conscientious objection. At the same time, the Military Vicar.iate, the diocese-like structure headed by Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York which oversees the Catholic chaplain corps for the U.S. armed services throughout the world, has begun circulating a lengthy paper focusing on the "confusion" over just exactly what the church teaches on war and peace. The paper attempts to counteract the broad claims by some Catholic peace activists that it is a sin, for ,instance, to build or launch a nuclear weapon or that the church has abandoned the ageold theory of a "just war." -Both efforts - the special committee and the Military Vicariate's paper - are bound to renew the debate within the church over what it should teach on such issues as disarmament, weapons manufacture, defense capabilities and draft registration. At the November bishops' meeting, several prelates ques-

tioned whether developments in ness by those who think they nuclear strategy, including plans have the best insight into for fighting limited nuclear Christ's message of peace and wars, mE~ant that the bishops the difficulty most Catholics should issue new pastoral state- would have in culling factual ments and sponsor new educa- data from church documents and tional activities designed to call papal texts OQ their own. attention to the moral problems From there, the paper goes on associated with preparing for to quote extensively from curwar. rent church documents in atThe sustained applause that tempting to arrive at definitive came toward the end of the dis- conclusions to questions of cussion indicated general agree- church teaching on the "just ment by many of the 250 bishops war," on the use of nucle~r in attendance that a new look weaponry and on the right of at the war and peace issue must conscientious objection. be taken. On the just war, for instance, Taking a slightly different the paper rejects arguments that tack is the Military Vicariate's recent popes as well as the Sec· paper, which according to its ond Vatican Council have ruled authots is not a theological out the possibility of participatreatise on the morality of war ting in such a war. It contends but simply a response to in- that the church still allows for quiries by those confused about the necessity of a defensive war "official" church teachings on and that the popes have endorsed war. the work of the United Nations, The paper begins by referring a major goal of whiCh is to deto severnl published statements fend the sovereignty of the by anti·war Catholics who have world's nations. Similarly, on nuclear weapons contended, for instance, that a Catholic who wants to remain the paper contends that while faithful to the church's teaching the church abhors arms stockmust refuse to fire nuclear miss- piling, neither Vatican II nor the iles or that; since a "just war" is popes nor the American bishops no longer possible, Catholic have condemned explicitly the teaching does not support partie construction or possession of cipation in any war. It is those nuclear weapons of limited capkinds of pronouncements, the acities for purposes of deterpaper states, that are causing rence. Catholics to wonder what exacThose points. probably will Iy the church does teach. provide a starting point for the According to the Military Vi· bishops' own explorq.tion of the cariate's paper, a number of fac- war and peace issue. But the detors contribute to the current bate also is bound to see the confusion over church teaching participation of othe~s who have on war: quotes cited selectively lobbied the bishops for several or out of context, new weapons years seeking an unequivocal about which few theologians are denunciation of all forms of waradequately informed, zealous- , fare.

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Risen generation I was amused recently to discover that the newest phrase for youth is "the rising generation." Rising from where? To where? And what does this make us, half-risen? If our youth are our rising generation, then our older Catholics are our "risen generation." This, I think, is a much more appropriate euphemism because it indicates that they have gradually risen through many phases in our church, our culture, and their own lives to become our sages. It's appropriate to talk about our risen generation during the Easter season, t,:>o, because of the gifts of thE! spirit that they give to us, especially to those of us halfway between the rising and risen generations. Too often we forget what gifts these are. One can't meet a group of elderly CatholicH without sensing a faith and security that is often missing in tht~ other generations. Yet, in our youthminded culture, we tend to write off our people after they reach sixty or seventy. What do our sages have to offer us? Here are some of the gifts I see as special gifts of the risen generation in our church. First, they tend to give IJS balance and perspective. They have been through so many stages and ages, through depressions, droughts, hot wars, cold wars,


political scandals and the like that they come to regard most threats with, "This too, shall DOLORES pass." CURRAN The world never came to an end through some very bad times in their lives. God never left them and this experience over and over gives them a cer- tional lines were exact and obtain calmness in facing what the served. People of forty had newspapers call "dire times friends who were forty, not twenty or sixty. Today, those ahead." Secondly, they give us en- lines are blurring and I'm glad. couragement, particularly in With our parents, we can be rearing our children. Sure, we'll friends now, not just grown up always have those of all genera- daughters and sons, and that is tions who wring their hands over relatively new. how dreadful the young are, but Finally, and best, they give us I find most grandparents more the gift of faith. They have been relaxed than parents today over through far more ip our church mutual descendents. than we have, yet they have They tend to pass on\ to us more faith. Most puzzling is that the idea that if we relax and ac-· they complain about the church cept our children, God (with a more, yet they have more faith. little help from Grandma and Perhaps they're asking us not to Grandpa) will help us rear them. take their complaining seriously. Perhaps this is the way they This is reassuring to parents. Third, they give us humor. I were involved back in the days love to hear a bunch of sages when good laity "paid, prayed, discuss the present in light of and obeyed," If we listen to their the past. How things were in the words, we conclude the church old church can result in an hilar- isn't worth much. But if we witious conversation among oldsters ness their faith, we conclude without their being irreverent. otherwise. Whatever the reasons behind They also laugh at themselves and that is hard for my genera- the enigma, we are grateful for tion and downright painful for their example of retaining a living faith in the midst of cultural the rising generation. Fourth, they give us friend- and religious change as a model ship. In an earlier time, genera- for us in our own later years.

Old wa,ys - return It was fashionable to pro-

claim, after John Lennon's tragic death, that the various "revolutions" of the 60s which his music symbolized would be the most powerful memorial to his life. Rock 'n' roll music may continue, but the death of Lennon might well be described as a symbol not of the continuity of the values of the 60s (by which. are actually meant the years between 1966 and 1974) but of their end. There are now enough. surveys of contemporary teenagers to enable one to say with confidence that many of the values which the 60s rejected are back in vogue - chastity, virginity, motherhood, fidelity, family life, privatism, good grooming, personal fulfillment and happiness. Looking at the empirical evidence, one has a twinge of deja vu - it is not 1980 but 1952. Moreover, the return to the "old ways" seems especially pronounced among the better-educated young people and among those in their early teens, suggesting we are seeing llOt a fluke but a trend of some durability. The young people of the 1980s may change as they grow older, though it is well to remember that the 1950s were not the time of stern moral rectitude that a kind of invered nostalgia attempts to recall.

Moreover, no two historical segments are strictly comparable. The young of the present are different from those of the Eisenhower years in many ways, not the least of which is that they are choosing more conservative "lifestyle values" because of their own free choice and not because parental values are being imposed on them. Indeed, many of the younger teens are clearly the offspring of the '50s generation, quite deliberately rejecting their parents values of permissiveness. iNo one ought to be surprised by such a change. There are historical rhythms, which no one fully understands, that seem to influence such matters. The "domestic" '40s and '50s were preceded by the "permissive" '20s and '30s. Only those who, like the '60s radicals; thought they were the hinge of history believe that human culture and human behavior can be transformed quickly and definitely. The word "revolution" was used much too loosely during the last 20. years to describe changes that affected only a small segment of the population or that represented continuities rather than dramatic changes. Only a small number of women were ever willing to give up family and motherhood, for example, even though those who did got all the headlines - in part perhaps because they were writing the headlines. And, even in the 1950s, a


hefty segment of the woman population worked even after marriage and children. The revolution was at most a change in emphasis, in conventional wisdom and in the behavior of cultural and intellectual elites. The "reaction" or "backlash" or "return" is not so much the undoing of a revoluti()D as a change in emphasis, a new kind of conventional wisdom and a change in behavior of some segments of the elite. It is, nonetheless, extremely important. The almost inevitable conflict between the '60s "radicals" and the '80s "conservatives" may be one of the most important phenomena of this decade - especially since the conservatives will have to work for the radicals. Never trust anyone under 30.

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seige-lifter. His oath-taking ended the traumatic transition. His arrival at the West Front broke the iron cold which had gripped Washington for weeks. message. 'Basically, it said that And in the first half hour of it is OK to be rich. Reagan's his presidency, the seige in Tehfollowers laid a blanket of black ran had been broken. While he mink over Washington and tied was having lunch in Satuary up the town in its toniest traffic Hall, the news came that the jams - pearl-gray Lincoln Con- hostages were out .of Iran's tinentals headlight-to-headlight clutches. with cream-colored Cadillacs. The new president himself The beleathered cowboy hats told the happy throng in his box from South and West, the day- . - his family, his cabinet, his time diamonds and the night- two-year-old grandson the good time fireworks told the story. news. Some people in the crowd The comfortable will be com- credited Carter, others said it forted again. Conspicuous con- was the fear of Reagan that was sumption, after four years of bringing them home. It did not pitched populism, is back in matter greatly, another cause for style. Shortages? Decline? Infla- rejoicing, which brought in those tion? No way. who were sad about neither CarThe whole affair, to paraphrase ter's going nor Reagan's coming. a previous GOP right-wing idol, A lonely ERA supporter, who declared that opulence in ob- published her cause on her hatserving victory is no vice, that band, reported that she had enrestraint in pursuit of celebra- countered no hostility among the tion is no virtue. Stinting will joyful. come in the public sector. The . "They just have no interest," magenta azaleas surounding the she said. So Reagan was right to give White House looked a mite withered. They would have been them stale rhetoric. They were sent 'back by the hostesses of deyou!ing. the" ~ctiol) .•aJ)d.:t"he the parties that raged for 9!iYs . canapes.. f.or spJ!le" ~h~ I1!Qpt.r~­ assuring 'note was, sQun4ed~t on end. . the gala. Rich Little, .the peerAt Union Station,' the twin faces of the new era were on dis- less impersonator, wowed the play: entrepreneurism and a crowd with a devastating Carter. touch of honest greed. "A Taste They bristled a bit when he folof America," a free smorgas- lowed with a pOdium-busting bord of the finest from U.S. res- Jerry Ford and a savage Richard taurants, bespoke commercial Nixon. They seemed to hold and logistical skill, but its pa-.. their breath when he went into trons were clients of what the a wicked sequence on the presi· Republicans, with their usual dent-to-be, smoothly unfolding a sun - min i n g gift of euphemism, called crack-brained "ticket resolution" - an exer- scheme. Reagan was guffawing. He is cise made necessary by the oban amiable man. He can laugh at scene overbooking of every himself. It won't cure the econevent. omy, but at least it makes WashThe Republicans are going to ington a somewhat safer place be good to themselves. For them, for people who drive small cars as for the New England Calvin- and don't wear mink. ists, prosperity is a mark of God's favor. In triumph, they were not markedly generous. For Reagan's crushed predecessor, Jimmy Carter, haggard from three nights of February 9 hostage negotiation vigil, they Rt. Rev. John J. Kelly, 1963, had little mercy. Pastor, 5S. Peter & Paul, Fall He was a rilan in pain, as he River sat on the stand at the Capitol, Rev. Peter J. McCone, S.J., bracing himSelf to hear "Hail to 1972, Bishop Connolly High the Chief," the anthem he once School, Fall River banned for himself - and later February 10 restored - played for somebody Rev. Edward L. O'Brien, 1966, else. Even a stripmine owner or a dissenting Democrat might Pastor, St. Mary, Mansfield have felt a twinge of sympathy. February 11 The ayatollah had denied him Rev. John J. Sullivan, S.T.L., the small, soured final graces. 1961, Pastor, Holy Rosary, FaU But the new presidents's men- River tion of his name brought only Rev. John O'Connell, 1910, perfunctory applause. The crowd Founder, St. John the Evangelist, wanted to celebrate, not com- Attleboro miserate: Reagan is demonstrably February 12 neither as intelligent nor as inRev. Stanislaus B. Albert, SS. dustrious as Carter. ,But his in- CC., 1961, Monastery of Sacred augural identified him as a Hearts, Fairhaven



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Continued from Page One ber of U.S. decisions is due to eased procedural requirements and not to laxness of the substantive basis for decisions. One of the most public attacks in this area came . last year at the World SY::lod of Bishops, when Cardinal Pericle Felici, head of the church's Apostolic Signature (supreme court), sharply criticized what he calltld an "abnormal increase" in annulments in so:ne countries. Alluding to the United States, he cited a 5,000 percent increase in one country in a 10-year period. "The contents of sentences of nullity also provoke concern and anxiety," Cardinal Felici said in his synod speech. "On a certain continent. the usual headings of nullity introduced for the law of the church have been forsaken in practice. and just one heading of nullity -is recognized: psychological immaturity, the incalpacity to assume or fulfill the obligations of matrimony, particularly as regards communion of life and interpersonal relations," said the cardinal. _ U.S. church courts often use psychological immaturity as a reason in annulment cases. Pope John Paul warned Rota members that easy churCh annulments could compound problems already posed by widespread civil divorce. . The pope asked for "prompt readiness of diocesan and regional courts to follow the directives of the Holy See, the constant jurisprhdence of the Rota, and the faithful application of the norms. both the substantive and the procedural ones already codified, without havinJ recourse to presumed or probable innovations or to interpretations that do not correspond objectively to the c;anonical norm and are not supported· by any qualified jurisprudence."

The pope emphasized church teaching on the absolute indissolubility of marriage and indirectly L"epudiated arguments that, for pastoral reasons, the church ought to recognize irretrievabl)r broken marriages.

Anchor Continued from page OnA with this observance, the weekend of February 7-8, will be designated as "Anchor Subscription Weekend" here iD the Diocese of Fall River. What better time to highlight the importance of reading the Catholic press and The Anchor in particular? "I ask your assistance, then. iln reminding those under your pastoral care of the great value which a subscription to The Anchor can have for every Catholic home. Encourage present subscri1bers to renew their subscriptiom. Urge those who do not presently receive ~lbe Anchor to consider initiating a subscription. Give earefuI consideration to the concept of total parish coverage. "In a word, 1 ask you to promot.e Tbe Anchor from the pulpit and iD the bulletin iD a m.ost energetic and enthusiastic manner_ ."1 take the occasion to eXpres:!O to each of you my sincel'El gratitude for your continued collaboration in the works of the apostolate, in the mission of evangelization, iD the work of bringing together in unity of prayer and purpose the good people whom we serve. May our present efforts serve to build up the Kingdom of God iJl1: this portion of the Lord's Vineyard."

. VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II has named a French convert from Judaism to succeed Cardinal Francois Marty as archbishop of Paris. The new archbishop of the French capital is Paris-born Bishop Jean-Marie' Lustiger, 54, a son of Polish-Jewish parents. He converted to Catholicism at age 14. Bishop'Lllstiger, who was ordained a priest in 1954, has b.een a bishop for barely more than a year. He was named bishop of Orleans, France. on Nov. 10, 1979, and ordained a bishop. Dec. 8, 1979. Sources in Rome described him as socially progressive and doctrinally conservative. . The bishop's parents were immigrant workers who came from ,Poland. They were rounded up by the Nazis during World War II and sent to Eastern Europe. His mother died ift the Auschwitz concentration camp. After his parents were taken, the young Jean"'Marie was sent to Orleans where he lived with a Catholic family and converted to Catholicism. Last fall, after four people were killed in a bomb ex;plosion outside a Paris synagogue, Bishop Lustiger wrote a long article in the weekly newspaper. Le Nouvel Observateur. criticizing anti-Semitism. The article said that Christians who do not respect Judaism are not being faithful to Christ. Cardinal Marty, who is· approaching his 77th birthday, has headed the Paris Archdiocese since March, 1968. He submitted his resignation to Pope John Paul when he reached 75 in May 1979,. but. according to sources. the pope asked him to continue until he could find a suitable successor.

Death edict is commuted SEOUL, South Korea ~C) The death sentence of South Kor. ean political dissident. Kim Dae Jung, has been commuted to life imprisonment after a series of international protests by governments and religious leaders. The commutation was announced Jan. 22 by President Chun' Doo Hwan of South Korea, who said the action was taken because Kim expressed "repent-· ance" for his actions. Chun also announced an end to a nationwide martial law edict issued last May when the military government began a major crackdown on dissidents. Kim was sentenced to death after conviction on charges of attempting to overthrow the government. Efforts to save his life were made by the /bishops of Korea. the Japanese Catholic Council for Justice and Peace and the North American Coalition for Human Rights in K()i'ea, about 40 Catholic and Protestant groups in the United States. The death sen4lnce also brought strong protests from the United States. West Gennan and Japanese governments.

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WASHINGTON (NC) Father Kevin Tripp, coordinator of Catholic ministry at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedfom, will be among speakers at a joint meeting of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and the National Association of Pastor'at Musicians, to be held April 21-24 at the Detroit Plaza Hotel in Detroit. Father Tripp Will, examin~ the final ritual for the anointing of the sick developed by the International Committee on English in the Liturgy. Other speakers will offer wollkshops on using music with the hospitalized and handicapped and Dr. Melissa McDiarmid, a physician, musician and social activist, will discuss the relationship, between musical celebration and seeking justice.

C)J,urch unity Dear Editor: - I attended the ecumenical services for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. • •• I believe there could've been more of us. 1 spoke to some of the clergy and they were disappointed that there were not enough disciples representing Christ in unity. • •• Those of us who were thate were gathered together to sing the Lord's praises. . . . It the larger family is not united... how can the smaller family be unitee:t? The homilies were inspiring, remin~ us of God's gifts to each one of us, how we should unite as one in thought, mind and heart in the' Lord. ' We being continually renewed by God's love through his Word. We care, we share is for, everyQne. 'Lillian Bouchard North Dartmouth


Formal farewell 'WASHINGTON (NC) ...,.. Msgr. G(lorge G. Higgins paid a formal farewell to the organized labor movement in Washiniton with an impassioned plea on behalf of the pdor and disadvantaged. '!be AFL-CIO held a d~er honoring Msgr. Higgins, who re";' tired Sept. 1 frOm the U.S. CatholicCOnference after 36; years 'in the social action field:

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, Rev. Mr. Gilbert J. Canuel wn~ be ordained for the diocese of Reno-Las Vegas on Saturday, F}'b. i4, at SL Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, Reno. Nev.~ lie 'is 'the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Canuel of SL Jean Baptiste parish, Fall River, where ,he will offer a Mass of thanksgiving at II a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. Rev. Mr. Canuel studied for the priesthood at SL Mark's Seminary,Union, Ky., and Mt. Angel Seminary, St. Benedict, ore. He also holds a bac:helor of science degree in commerce- and spcial studies.



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Patrick Griffin's skillful pencil has paid most of his way through college. The 21-year-Old Stonehill College senior is known throughout New England as a lightning cari~turist, specializing in shopping malls. where he does seven-minute sketches of all comers, often as,many as 150 a day. Two years ago the young businessman set up his own advertising agency, Griffin Associates, which handles accounts that include Burger King, McDonald's and the Volvo International Tennis Tournament. His biggestmpment came in the summer of 1978 when he was appointed Volvo's official tournament cartoonist, appearing on television dnlwing, for instance, Jimmy Connors, and explaining the tennis action. Incre4ibly, Pat has had no art lessons except' in grammar school art class. , "I remember when I was a kid ,sitting in front of the television and trying to draw pictures of Bugs Bunny," he said. "I also liked to take' football and baseball cards' and draw the athletes such as Carl Yastrzemski and Deacon Jones/' In junior high, Pat "used to sit in back of class and draw terrible pictures of teachers. ~ was shy when I was yoqnger. yet I realized I could express myself in my drawings~" In high school, he worked for the school newspaper- and yearbook, while teachers grew appre~ hensive of his presenCe in class, , wondering if then: pictures were being distributed to interested students. Pat's shopping mall career began when a close' friend, a mall promotional director, asked him to do caricatures at $2 each... In this, his first exposure to public drawing, Pat went to the mall with a display bbard of different political personalities he'd done, sat down, and the people beean . to gather around. "I was so nervous, it half an hour to complete the first caricatUre. Today it takes me seven minutes. I was doing a little girl and was afraid of what her mother would say."



From this beginning Pat's career took off. The mall response was so great that people were calling to ask when he would be working. A tour was arranged of other malls, including the Chest'nut Hill Mall. the Mall of New Hampshire, Faneuil Hall, and the Cape Cod malls.

"Last winter, during the semester break after Christn1~s; 1 went on the road to different malls fot three weeks," he related.•iI was usually booked from Thursday to Saturday, and would do an average of 150 to 160 caricatures a day." "Once I sat down people would stop by, a crowd would gather, and I would be busy for th~ rest of the day. It's exhausting to sit from 9 a.m. to. 9 p.m., but 1 enjoyed it. 1 love the people, especially the kids.


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Continued from page one The pope will visit bombing victims at a Catholic hospital and ordain a group of priests at Urakami cathedral, rebuilt after the original church was destroyed by the bomb., Known for, intellectual curiosity and native courtesy, the Japanese are expected to greet the man they call "Papa-Sama" (honorable pope) in large numbers. But he is not' expected to be' treated as just another foreign visitor. "Many "political p-el'SbMflties':have visited us," said Takao To~o~a, also ~ Japanese, journal1st 10 Rome, but altba~e t~lked about the economy. TIus will be the first time that someone comes who is not linked to economic interests."

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Q. "Whee our ebildren were ,Uttle 'We bad all sorts of blesstnp aDd ritua1s in our family. We' sang a hymn before diDDer OIl special feast days. We got out everyone's baptismal caodle. and celebrated the lIDDlversary of each baptism. Now that our ebilclren are teen-agers we don't .do lUIY of that. It just seemed to die out. Do you have any suggestions us?" (Indiana)


A. Young children love ritual and ceremony and celebration. Families can easily keep traditions alive beca\lse of the enthusiasm of the young members. They just won't let you forget. Teen-agers, on the other hand, often do not like to let their emotions show. They are parti. cularly cool to family ritual. Like the mother who asked the ques· tion' above, ~parents sense the lack of interest. the discomfort and gradually drop th~ whole procedure. Who wants to imi· tate a song when only mom and dad sing? All of which is .a shame,' because we do not outgrow' our need for <;elebration, for ritual, for words and gestures to _express our unity as a family and

our commitment to . spiritual The teen years mark many . realities. We are a sacramental important mt1estones: starting people. We need visible, tangi- high school, getting a diiver's ble signs. Our family life, our license; graduation; leaving for physical and spiritual unity are college; beginning the first fullexpressed and enhanced through time job. Important occasi~ns all, they deserve to be. marked signs and sYmbols. Last summer our family spent with a parental blessing. When a week at a Christian camp- an older child comes home for a ground with several other fami- visit, we might ·reverse the prolies. At Mass each day, ,we used cedure and invite him or her different symbo.s to express the to bless the family members. Families have different perunity and spirituality of our individual .families and our com- sonalities, No one blessing or ritual is -appropriate for all. Nor munitr as a whol~. One day our celebrant sug- is one type of expression suitgested that in each family the able for all ages. Some families oldest child bless the other mem- might thrive on daily rituals. bers of the family. Teens and Some might prefer to c;:elebrate pre-teens, looking abashed and only special events. Your own uncomfortable, came forward. family members are' the Ones Each took a small dish ,of holy best able to choose the words, water and began to circulate gestures and rituals appropriate , through the gathering. As eldest for YQU. Try a blessing, a special grace sons blessed their parents and eldest daughters blessed their ,before meals, a brief family little brothel'S> they forgot about night prayer. Young or old, we being self-conscious. From this .are all human, ·nesh and spirit, simple gesture families saw their and we need to express inner relationships in a fresh new realities through word and gestare and ritual. light. As children grow, we need to Questions on family UViDg and adapt our rituals, not abandon cbi1d care are invited. Address them. Singing may become less to the Kennys e/o The ADe:bcJr, popular. Blessings, however, can P.O. Box 7, Fall River, - Mass;. grow in importance. 02722.





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taste. and yet leave room for / other crops ,which can be enjoyed. .~ necessary diseip,l~ is however; sometimes . trying, throwing away healthy seedlmgs is difficult since it 'goes against a gardener's nature as a lover of plantS, but it is the only way to survive in a city garden.

If February is here, can spring be far behind? At this stage in iny mid-winter doldrums the ahswer seems to be yes. The days seem drearier and drearier and the short glimpses we get of the sun only he~hten our 'anxiety for the warmer days of spring. In the meantime I find myself in through the garden peering through the ice and snow. to discover if any damage has been done to my small rhododendrons VATICAN CIlY (NC) - Pope pily and continuously linked to and azaleas and to some of. the - John PaUl II last week met the ;l special way of being and living perennials which can barely be new Portuguese ambassador to in the world, with a type ofhuthe Holy See. , ~n .hove the surface.' manism that is reflected, in a In receiving the credentials ot certain way, in intermalrlage Well, at least the seed c:ata· logs have arrived and it is ti~e . Goncao Caldeira Coelho, the and acculturation with .very difto start planning the seed orders. pope lauded Portugal's Christian ferent peoples," the pope_ com:. mented.· . Each year I pore over the cata· and missionary history. '''Such an effort of spreading He praised Portuguese efforts logs to...see what is new and decide what should be -ordered for the Gospel of Christ is certainly to meet changing conditions tothe vegetable garden and flower fixed fin;nly in the riches that day .and adapt to "a healthy pluralism" in national life, but gardens. Be~use of the size of make up the Whole historical my garden ~ yea~y become istence of portugal: a religious also urged the country to more interested in dwarf plants, vitality, .documented. in its litera· tain,cultivate and protect" sacrificing volume of produce or ture, art and liturgy, ana hap- .Christian values and morals. flower to smaller amounts with hopefully go9d quality. ' Last year' I tried a bush cuSisters .Bridget McCoy, SS. Latin countries; the relationship cUmber and. a dwarf summer squash, both of which were very CC., Joanne Bonville, O.P. and of contemplation to justice minsatistactory. ,In both· cases the Barbara McCarthy, O.P. and istries; implications of "solidplants stayed within bounds Fathers William Davis, SS.CC. arity with the' poor;" and the while producing .normal-sized and Rene Caissey, M.S. repre- place of women in' the church fruit which although less num- sented the Fall River diocese at and society in general. . erous than those of regular a joiilt meeting of the Leadership Members adopted a policy recplants, had the advantage of not Conference of Women Religious ognizing the importance of inand· the Conference of Major clusive langua~e in public wortaking up too much room. Our biggest problem with Superiors of Men held at Mont ship and committing themselves seeds has been that we order Marie, Holyoke. to the use of such language at Delegates heard reports on the regional meetings, The theology too many. The catalogs are at· tractive and· our ant,icipation Is fourth later-American Confer- underlying the use Qf langu~e great -so we have yielded to ence of Religious held last Nov- in worship and commjtting themtemptation in the past and then. .ember .in 'Santiago, Chile. They selves to the use of. such langwere liard-pressed to fmd room were told that subjects disCuss- uage at regional m¥tings. The for all the seedlings under the ~ included the impact of cul- theology underlying the use of lights, so some had to faU by ture on value systems; the role language in worship will be ex· of religious in polities and in the plored at future meetings. the wayside.

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Q. In light of the hunger strikes among prisoners in North.. em Ireland, I would Jike to know the church's position on this type of protest. Would someone who starved himself to death for a cause be considered a suicide? Or is It con&d~ that only a fanatic would do such a thing, and therefore he would be buried In the church as havinn been temporarily Insane? (Pa.) The speed with which one deliberately destroys his or her own life does not change the morality of the action. Killing oneself by refusing to eat is eer-tainly suicide. In practice, the church gives anyone who has committc!d suicide the benefit of the doubt and <as it should, of course) leaves the judgment to God. In some ways this policy makes, even more sense in the cases you mentioned, sinee the individual's ability to make clear judgments fails rapidly, especially in the later stages of starvation. A.

Q. I wish to thank you for the service you render hl your question column. I would, point out a possible error in one recent column since it would be an inJustice If someone· were to mistakenly base a declslon afrecting his or her personal life on inconect lnfommtion. The column referred to a lady dating a divorced Jewish man who had been married PI'lMOUSly to a Catholic in the Catholic Church. The lady wanted an annulment, but you suggested the possibility for her Jewish friend . to petition for a much s~impler case, a Privilege of the Faith. I feel it Is important to, point out that unless this Jewish man

converted to the Catholic falth, Rome would not grant a Favor of the Falth in his case. I sLSsume he had been granted a dispensation from Disparity of Cult when he first married in the Catholic Church. (A dispensation for DIsparity of Cult is given by the bishop when a Catholic IIllarries an unbaptized person.) Since he did not have a sacramental marriage because he was not baptized, It is now pDSsible for that marriage to be d1s;solved by the Holy Father throu;gh the Privilege of the Falth. However, even now Rome will not allow him to get into lUlother potentially dissoluble marriage union. Therefore, he would have to convert to the Catholic falth and subsequentiy enter a saCl'llllDental marriage If a Privilege 'I)f the Faith were to be granted. (Calif.) I'm grateful to the reader, an official of a diocesan marriage tribunal in California, for pointing out something that could have been misleading. It is true, while Rome ca:tl and does· grant the possibility of a new marriage through the Privilege of Faith, when at least one of the ~artners was unbaptized, it will not grant that privilege for a marriage which would reo A.

quire another Disparity of Cult dispensation. Questions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen c/o The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, Mass. 02720.

Dorothy Day: 'saint and sacrament' NEW YORK ~C) - For millions of people Dorothy Day is a saint because she "was a true sign of God after the example of Christ himself," Msgr. George Higgins said. In his tribute to Miss Day at a memorial Mass Jan. 26 r Msgr. Higgins also called her a sacrament, "a sign mediating grace to those whom she served in the Catholic Worker Movement and for those of us who were privil· eged to know her and who are left behind to mourn her passing." At the Mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York about 1,500 people, including Miss Day's daughter and three granddaughters, mourned the passing of the co-founder of the Catholic Worker·Moverment. Miss Day and Peter Maurin founded the movement in 1933. Since then about 40 houses of hospitality and farming communes and a monthly publication, The Catholic Worker, have been established. Miss Day died Nov. 29 at the age of 83. Msgr. Higgins, a well-known labor activist, said he was Inclined to agree with historian' David O'Brien that Miss Day was "the most significant, interesting and influential person in the history cif American Catholicism. "She has been correctly described as a Christian radical and a prophet in the biblical sense of the word. Such people, rare enough in any generation, are a gift of God to his church." Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York was chief celebrant at the Mass. In his homily he said, "For Dorothy Day and for everyone who has been baptized, this in Christ bears with it a mysterious union with the Lord. As he drew her ever closer to him, she fQund herself, particularly as she herself approached : motherhood, turning more and more to Maty, the mother of God. "Daily she lived the simple, yet paradoxical message which Christ. first taught to his disciples on the .mountainside. The Beatitudes guided her whole life. For more than 50 years she lived this union with Christ and with the poor," the cardinal said. In what seemed a spontaneous action at the end of the Mass, the cardinal led the congregation in singing the Salve Regina, an ancient Marian hymn traditionally sung at the deathbed of a member of the Dominican Order.

MRS. MARY KIRCH· DORFER, retiring after 22 . charge of food services at Donahue Hall, Stonehill College, is presented with a picture of the college and a Stonehill chair by college president Rev. Bartley MacPhaidin, C.S.C.

WASHINGTON (NC) - Three new ad hoc committees, including one to study and make recommendations on cl).urch teachings on war and peace, have been established by the U.S. bishops following their annual general meeting in Washington last November. In addition to the war and peace issue, committees were formed to study the relationship of captialism. and Christianity and to develop a new "mission statement" for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and U.S. Catholic Conference. Archbishop Joseph L. Bernax:din of Cincinnati is chairman of the war and peace committee. The other chairmen are Archbishop Rembert Weakland of Milwaukee, capitalism and Christianity, and Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Pilarczyk of Cincinnati, the mission statement.

Day by Day "Each family's response to Christ's call to holiness stems from the ordinary situations of daily life. Families don't find their sanctity some place else, but right in the midst of what they ,live through day by day." - The Canadian Delegation to the Synod of Bishops, October


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St. Paul By Father John J. Castelot

II Preaching II By Ethel Gintoft

From his reverent tone it was clear Father Carrol Straub took the Gospel of Luke seriously. The reading dealt with the folly of hoarding possessions. "My dear friends." the pastor asked the overflow congregation at St. Alphonsus Parish in Greendale. Wis.. "what does it profit a man?" For those with some knowledge of literature: "Shakesspeare said it poetically," Father Straub explained. "We're poor players that strut and fret our hour upon the stage, and then we're heard no more." For those who keep up with news events. he referred to a recent costly natural gas explosion. "So often as businessmen we spend sleepness nights worryi~g, and then, in one moment. it is all gone." For those who relate best to their own turf. he pointed out most homes have a vanity in the bedroom or bathroom. "Folks sit in front of it and fix themselves for a long time and then get out in the wind and look like the wreck of. the Hesperus." And for those who like anecdotes. he remembered: "There was a lady in Kenosha in tattered clothes who used to rummage through garbage cans and load her coaster wagon. She died one day. To our surprise ~e :'M!,S.: worth $500.0QO.. ··.~·0

How did 5t. Paul speak- to the people of Corinth? At the end of the first chapter of First Corinthians. he refers to his converts' own Christian experiences to illustrate the effectiveness of God's way of acting - so different from what ordinary experience would lead them to expect. Then he calls upon his own activity among them as a further illustration of God's power. "As for myself, when I came to you I did not come proclaiming God's testimony with any particular eloquence or 'wisdom.' No, I determined that while I was with you I woul<l speak of nothing but Jesus Christ and him cruicified" (1 Cor. 2:1-2). This is a salutary reminder of something of paramount importance. Christianity is not just a list of propositions to be accepted intellectually or a code of ethical behavior. Christianity is ultimately a person. One responds to, accepts, loves and follows a person. Paul concentrated on Jesus Christ, "and him crucified." This concentration on the cross might strike the reader as dark, forbidding, almost morbid. But in the context of Paul's thought. it is nothing of the sort. People often remark that the death of Jesus is the only event in the strictly historical career of Jesus on earth mentioned by Paul. One possible explanation is that he had never heard or seen Jesus before the death and resur· rection. While that is true. Paul certainly must have learned many details about the public ministry of Jesus from the Christian communities which had links with the original eyewitnesses of Jesus. Turn to page thirteen

know your faith Making sense of t~e message By Father Philip Mumion


Dramatically he extended' his arms. "I will build a bigger bin! I'll build a bigger patio. I'll make a bigger stock investment. But the Lord tells us we're fools. His readings remind us that happiness comes not from hoarding and keeping but from sharing." The people listen. Perhaps because Father Straub uses images they know. Perhaps because he includes himself in his admonitions. Perhaps more than anything else because his person speaks. For Father Straub brings to this large suburban parish of 2,200 families some 10 years' experience in the central city of Milwaukee: at St. Boniface, when it was the center of turbulent civil rights stuggles. and at the predominantly black parish of St. Agnes. Because he knows the poor. he talks of the poor and the need to share. Because he knows oppression. he speaks of justice. Because he knows human frailty. he parallels the temptations of Christ with today's consumerism. "Society is structured to keep everyone forever discontent." he said. "But the cross is at the heart of rejecting sensuality. It can help. us make choices of hamburger over lobster, home over showplace, coat over fur piece." His parish has a human concerns committee with 20 subcommittees. dealing with such matters as resettling a Cuban family and seven Laotian families; sharing food and money with central-city agencies aiding Turn to Page Thirteen

It is estimated that some 2000 messages clamor for our attention daily, reaching us via television, radio. billboards. newspapers, magazines, books and personal communication. Preaching is one of the means by which messages get through to us. But it is difficult today for this traditionalway of communicating to achieve maximum effect. Each day we face the challenge: now to make sense of lifes various experiences. The meaning we give to our apparently disconnected experiences reflects our values. The stronger these v~lues, the more we can "decide" the meaning of our lives and the less likely we are to be manipulated by others. How do we see our lives? Some years ago, the imaginative National Film Board of Canada released a short silent film composed of film remnants that had been spliced together. It was a disconcerting series of apparently unconnected scenes of city streets and country roads, individuals and groups, blinding neon lights and intimate gestures of affection. Many religion teachers found the film useful because students came up with surprising interpretations which seemed to

make sense of it. The film expressed well the confusing flood of messages and images assaulting us each day. Advertisers and marketing specialists recognize that people need to choose among conflicting messages. They are adept at capturing attention, appealing to emotions and motivating people to action. In this environment, people are sometimes critical of preaching, the liturgy and religiouseducation efforts - parish efforts to communicate. Church methods of cou:,se, run counter to those of commercial communicators. The church and its people are companions in the body of Christ, not objects to be manipulated. As the church attempts to help people weave the threads of experience into a design for life, it probes the Word of God for the richness it offers for personal and community growth. A successful Protestant preacher was once asked how he reached the hearts and minds of his parishioners. He listed what

he felt were the essentials of good preaching: 1. A good understanding of the Bible. Accordingly. he had made the Scriptures the object of lifelong study. 2. An understanding of pea.ple's lives, often gained through reading biographies. 3. An appreciation of the humor in life. 4. A savoring of the mystery of life found in poetry, which, like preaching, sees things in a new way and observes events and objects so that they share in the most universal and time-less qualities of life. So he read and used poetry in his sermons. However beseiged by diverse messages, people give endless evidence of looking for life's meaning. The message of Christ does not lack hearers when it is made clear. But how can it be made clear? Preaching can serve as a powerful force, helping people plunge through the myriad images that bombard them every day, assisting them towards a new way of seeing.

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not everyone in Damascus was asleep. Saul and a few friends huddled around a table behind locked doors. A small candle was their only light. They knew they were in danger. "Saul." said one man. "you must leave Damascus tonight. Some of the Jews· are furious because of your sermons about Jesus. They want to silence you." Saul listened carefully. He knew his life was in jeopardy. For a moment they sat in silence. They prayed for guidance. They knew that men were already in the streets searching for Saul. "I have a plan," said an older man. "If we can climb up on the city wall. we could lower Saul down outside the city." It seemed like a good idea. They all looked at Saul. "That may work," he said. "It may be our only chance." The people found heavy rope and a large basket, then they Turn to Page Thirteen

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The Sunday preacher wonders after Mass whether anyone really heard his message. The parishioner awaiting for the homily, wonders if it is going to be something he wants to hear. The homilist may. immediately after leaving the pulpit. think of something else he could have said that might have made the Gospel message clearer! The knowledge of the incompleteness of all communication bears in on him. After years of preaching. perhaps its very regularity is difficult to handle. Yet every once in a while someone says, "You touched my soul." Bishops. priests and deacons are almost universally nervous before preaching. They know their own fragility and the significance of what they are about to do. Those who preach know the difficulties of preaching to a congregation made up of people who differ from one another in Turn to Page Thirteen

St. Continued from Page Twelve If Paul mentions only the death of Jesus, it is because, for him, that one event expressed perfectly a whole life of selfgiving. Paul's preaching to the Corinthians was deliberately simple, highlighting the essential. "When I came among you it was in weakness and fear and with much trepidation. My message and my preaching had, none of the persuasive force of 'wise' argumentation, but the convincing power of the Spirit. As a consequence, your faith rests not on the wisdom of men but on the power of God" (1. Cor. 2:3-5). This, in fact, was provid.ential. People would learn right away and from their own experience that faith is not the conc:lusion to a clever set of arguments but a gift of God. It was not the power of Paul's presentation that brought them to belie,ve but "the convincing power j:)f the Spirit." This playing down of wisdom and eloquence and reasoning might well impress one as an affront to the human mind. Really, it is not.

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Pall} Paul had a brilliant mind and used it well. He showed that there is a definite place for wisdom in the Christian scheme. It is not that faith is opposed to reason. It is rather a question of appreciating their respective roles.

For ehildren Continued from. page twelve joined hands for a moment of prayer. They embraced one another. Saul and his friends slipped out the back door. They hurried along the narrow street, staying in the shadows. They found a place where they could climb to the top of the wall. Just then they heard footsteps in the street below. They crouched low and listened. "We've got to find Saul tonight," a muffled voice said. "He's a traitor," said another. ."Let's try this other street," s~id a third. Silence returned as they ran down a side street. Saul and his friends breathed a sigh of relief. They quickly tied the rope to the basket. Saul climbed into it and sat down. The three said a quick prayer, then lowered Saul. The basket touched the ground. Saul climbed out, waved to his friends, and disappeared. The men rushed back home. The others were waiting anxiously and were overjoyed to hear that Saul had escaped. They knew God was with him.

Continued from page twelve many ways. They recognize that in preaching, as perhaps at no other moment of their ministry, they become transparent; their own faith and knowledge are shown. Preaching in front of thousands of people every week makes great demands. Both he who pre-aches and those who listen know that what VATICAN CITY (NC) - "Your takes place is a dialogue. The holiness, I pray so much that attitude of the congJ'egation you will have a life as long as greatly affects the preacher, and mine," the woman said. the attitude of the preacher af.. If her prayers are answered, fects the listener; much silent • Pope John Paul II, 60, will still communication shapes the over· be reigning in the year 2022. all effect of the preaching. The woman was lOl-year-old For the person who preaches, Mrs. Margerita Petrucci of St. preparation is vital. Parishioners Gregory VII Parish in Rome, one too bear some responsibility for of the city's most senior citithe preaching they hear. Besides zens. reading the Scriptures lind disShe, a daughter and two cussing them, parishioners can granddaughters attended a papal take seriously the need to com- Mass in the pope's private chapmunicate those things that el. trouble their lives to bishops, The Vatican newspaper, L'Ospriests and deacons. servatore Romano, reported the Then again, listeners, should meeting alongside a photo showrecognize that the pulpit is not a ing the pontiff embracing Mrs. font of answers to mor- Petrucci. al questions. It is the proclamation of God's Word for the formation of our consciences and the nourishment of our faith. A VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope goal: the formation of listeners John Paul II will stop briefly in who make decisions out of moral Karachi, Pakistan, during his identity with the Gospel. flight from Rome to Manila, Philippines, Feb. 16. The country is about 96 percent Moslem and about two percent Christian. No details of the length of the Continued from page twelve stop in Karachi or as to possible the poor; tutoring in jail; allocating some $25,000 to help papal activities were given, but central-city schools; education it is expected to be primarily a for justice and efforts to speak refueling stop. During his February 16. trip on behalf of the poor. A parishioner, Marilyn Bow- the pope will also visit the man, described the parish as "a Philippines, Guam, Japan and community that lives the Gospel Alaska. all the days of the wee:!!: and not just Sunday. The brE:aking of bread there symbolizes the GOD'S ANCHOR HOLDS people breaking themselves in service."

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Dirlgida pelo Rev. Edmond Rego


Da Duvida A Certeza Tome, urn dos dozeescolhidos pelo Senhor representa na tradi9ao crista o homem que duvida e poe exigencias. Ver para crer. Nao crer sem ver. Nada nero a palavra dos irmaos na fe, de Pedro 0 chefe do grupo, nem 0 testemunho de paz e alegria dos colegas,o persuadem. So venda acreditara. . Jesus vai ser condescendente. Depois de Ressuscitado vern conquistar todos a fe, a certeza da divindade da sua Pessoa, a evidencia eloquente de tudo aquilo que Ele proprio lhes tinha ditoe pre-anunciado. Vern libertar a todos da tristeza, da duvida, do me, do. Vern chamar a alegria todos, a ale gria da vida nova pascal. Ja tinha aparecido aos dez, aos de Emaus, a Pedro, as santas mulheres, a Madalena. Dq grupo dos amigos mais chegados so faltava Tome porque estava auserite quando no domingo anterior Jesus apareceu no cenaculo. Mas 0 Mestre vai fortifica-Io. Com divina delicadeza, aparece e come9a exactamente com as palavras que Tome disse na sua ausencia e move-o por dentro a adesao de fee

Em cada um de nos ha urn Tome. Todos temos, sobretudo em certos momentos, a ousadia da exigencia de ver pa ra crer. A nossa fe anda a mistura com muita incredulidade. Em situa90es dificeis ousamos pedir e colocar exigencias a Deus. Nao confiamos na sua Palavra ate ao limite do abandono. Nos momentos duros, nas noites escura nas horas de purifica9ao, nas situa90es de renuncia ou de morte de grao de trigo, tentamos a Deus, querendo provas, querendo ver para acreditar. . A ultima bem-aventuran9a e-nos dirigida. Acreditar sem ver. Nao pondo condi90es ao Deus que e fiel. Como Abraao acreditar contra toda a esperan9~, ~cr~ditar na fe toda a pr~va~ao A fe nao e cega ou insensata, nao e fuga ou aliena9ao. ~ certeza na Palavra d'Aquele que nao se engana, nem nos engana. ~ saIto no abismo de Deus confiados no seu amor de Pai. E mesmo quando tudo nos parece contraditorio, vazio, sem sentido divino e humano, ter fe e dizer: apesar de tudo eu creio! So os fracos, os cora~oes debeis, as almas anenicas, os esplritos duros os imaturos espirituais, poems condi90es Aquele que, alem de Senhor omni~ potente, e Pai de infinito amor e de bondade maxima. Nada nos sucede sem a divina permissao. No mundo da tecnica, da ciencia tantas vezes ateia, da sociedade de consumo, da exigencia do calculo, da eficacia operatoria ... somo tentados a urn materialismo ou a um racionalismo que nos mergulham na duvida, na incer' teza, na contesta9ao, no vazio desesperador. 0 ter impoe-se sobre 0 ser, as trevas seduzem e arrastam e a fe v, cila, torna-se obscura, semeia-se de trevas. So acreditando se pode ter a felicidade de "vern a Deus.

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Fought long and hard Heroes make the suD rise in the mornin' Heroes make the moon shine bright at night Heroes make our Dves a Dttle stronger In the soul of ev'ryone. lie's that stranger on the sQ'eet He's that child that's at your feet Seard1Ing for freedom and Justice for aD We've seen them time and again You know they only fight to win They're the challengers of evil And I'm glad we know thettl. Give us an anchor or a rock to lean on A captain to take us through the storm What makes a soldier ride alone into battle Can anybody teD me where he's comln' from He's that stranger on the street Sung by the Commodores, Written by Uonel Richie, Jr., . and Darrell P. Jones, © 1980 by Jobete Music: Co. Inc.

uation to support his family, or a teacher trying to create the atmosphe~ where real learning can occur. We all ,experience self-doubt, unc~rtainty and fear. We don't know what to do in every situation; and sometimes we know what to do but are afraid to act. So we need ,examples and encouragemellt. Courageous people instill courage in us. Either Christians will be different in their views and convictions from the rest of society, , or else Christianity has lost its meaning. Christianity has always called for heroism age and conviction.

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iers took both boys from their Vinh "has' drawn pictures of family when they were under 12 soldiers shooting people with and put them to work, Nara in their hands: behind their back fishing and Vinh in dam build- and of people buried up to their ing. From 1972 to 1975 Nara saw neck and getting boiling water his family off ar..d on, but not thrown .on them," said Armat all since that time. strong, his host, who added that Nara escaped by boat at night the youngster is doing well at and spent about 36 hours travel- Arrowhead Elementary School ing to Thailand past islands and is learning more English gum:ded by communist soldiers. every day. Armstrong, a fireman, "If you are caught, the soldiers and his wife have two children shoot you," he said. "VV"hen Vinh of their own and are also foster got here he told me that my parents to three Vietnamese teenfamily had heard I died in the agers. Armstrong was an Army ocean when the communists shot medic in Vietnam. the boat." Vinh escaped on foot when a worker's revolt at the dam site threw his camp .into confusion. He and a' friend, keeping away - George Milot, principal, will from roads, traveled over moun- speak at a meeting of the Natains and across streams with tional Association of Secondary as mUch food as they could carry School Principals to beheld It took them about a month to Feb. 20 through 24 in Atlanta. reach the Thai border. Just before they got there Vinh's His topic will be" "Catholic friend drowned in the last river Schools: Parental Involvement a Must." they had to cross.

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Excellence By cectIia Belanger What's it all .about? I am amazed at how often I hear this question. From ages 13 to 93, the answer to this age-old question is sought. Most people live their lives without understanding their reason for living. We are a society occupied with methodology and procedure, not necessarily with purpose. We go to school to get a better education to get a better job to make more money so we can retire in style and leave something behind us. But we never think what' it was really all about. Ten years ago Burt Bacharach described a young man who went from one trip-out to another, one bottle to another, one bad experience to another until he woke up one morning and in a drunken stupor looked at himself in the mirror and asked "What's it all about. Alfie? Who is going to sort it out Alfie? Is it just for the moment we live?" We are experts at making a living, but we know little about living itself. 'Just what is our agenda? What is the purpose of .living? For the 60,000 Americans who took their own lives last year these questions were never answered. Or they did not care for the answers. Jesus put his finger on it when he said "I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly." Jesus wanted us to have life with a special excellence. . The word is a guiding light, asking us to go beyond what is acceptable and mediocre. I heard a talk show guest say "We are satisfied today with the lowest common denominator. We are not really looking closely at our values and our standards. Mediocrity seems to be good enough in everything." We live in a world that looks for shortcuts. "Get off my back!" is the common outburst. So scholarship, craftsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence have gone down the drain. But God calls us to excellence! Christians ask ''What would this nation be like if Jesus were president, if God really ran the country? What would it be like if God ran the governor's mansions and the state legislatures and the city councils?" Jesus had an inaugural address. It went like this: "The spirit of the Lord is upon me." May it be upon us in our daily rounds, whatever they may be.

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opment of Spanish-language TV . programming and a former advertising executive :in Mexico City, has been named associate director of Catholic a,elations of the -Boy Scouts of America. A resident of Grapevine, Texas, he will be resppnsible for promoting Scouting lqIlong Catholic youths and building ties between the Boy Scouts and the Hispanic community.


By Bill Morrissette

portsWQtch Cheerleadlers Have Their Day More information has become available on the 22nd CYO Cheerleading Competition scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in the Kennedy Center, New Bedford. The competition is open to' grammar school, ninth··grade, high school jayvee and senior CYO varsity squads, in junior and senior divisions. Trophies will be presented to the first three squads in each division. Entries, in writing, should be sent to CYO Cheerleading, 403

Anawan Street, Fall River, Mass. 02721. In last year's competition the Bishop Feehan High School squad was the winner in the senior division with Holy Family High School of New Bedford second, Bishop Connolly High School of Fall River third. St. Francis Xavier of Acushnet, St. Anthony of New Bedford and St. Joseph of New 'Bedford finished in that order in the junior division.

Stanlg Vies for Title The Bishop Stang Spartans, in an unexpectedly strong season, have been making a strong bid fol' the Southeastern Mass. Conference Division Three basketball crown. Entering this, the fina!:, week of conference play, the Spartans with seven wins and one loss were in second place trailing undefeated Old Rochester's .Bulldogs ;by one game. Stang is home tomorrow to Old Rochester. Tuesday the Spartans were at Holy Family and Old Rochester at Dennis-Yarmouth. Barring upsets in those games, the StangOld Rochester tilt tomorrow will decide whether the Bulldogs own the crown outright or both share the title, the latter situation requiring a Stang victory. Another Division Three contest tomorrow has Dennis-Yarmouth at Greater New Bedford Yoke-Tech. Coyle-Cass,idy is home Saturday to Holy Family in the division's season finale. The Bishop Feehan High Shamrocks entered this week's action already assured of at least a share of the -Division Two championship. Unbeaten in eight con-

ference outings the Spartans were home to Wareham Tuesday and wind up division play at Fairhaven tomorrow. The Bishop Connolly High Cougars, 6-2, entering this week were home to Fairhaven Tuesday and ring down the curtain on their division schedule at Dartmouth tomorrow when Falmouth hosts Wareham. At the conclusion of last week's play, the Diman Yoke Bengals and the Dighton-Rehoboth Falcons were tied for first place in Division Four with 7-1 records. Both have away games tomorrow, Diman at Case and Dighton-Rehoboth at Seekonk. Westport hosts Bourne in the other division season finale. New Bedford High's Crimson, 7-1, and Barnstable, 6-2, meet on the latters' wood tomorrow night when Durfee visits Taunton and Somerset is host to Attleboro. Depending on the outcome of last Tuesday's Barnstable-Somerset, Taunton - New Bedford games, tomorrow's game at Barnstable could be decisive for the Division One Crown.

Hockomock Race Close Sharon and Oliver Ames are locked in a tight battle for the Hockomock basketball championship and their encounter next -Tuesday, at Oliver Ames, assumes significant importance. Both have away games tomorrow. Sharon at Stoughton, Oliver Ames at Canton. Stoughton and Franklin are not yet out of contention. Martha's Vineyard is setting

the pace in the Cape and Islands League, Apponequet Regional is doing likewise in the Mayflower Large Schools League and Norton is the leader in the Mayflower Small Schools loop. The winner of the 1980 Vince Lombardi Block of Granite Award will be announced at the annual awards dinner. in the Venus de Milo Restaurant, Swansea, Sunday night.

New Beclford Is Hockey Champ New Bedford, despite being held to a 3-3 tie by Fall River South last Sunday, has retained the Bristol County CYO Hockey League championship. The Whaletowners, now 16-1-1 (won, lost, tied) have a 10 point lead over South, 10-5-3, with only four more games remaining. Rick Roderick's goal for South at 10:20 of the last period 'prevented

New Bedford from posting its 14th straight victory. In a companion game Roches.. tel' scored three goals in the last period to salvage a 5-5 tie with Somerset. Somerset is now 7-9-3, Rochester 2-14-1. Next Sunday night's games have New Bedford vs. Rochester at 10 o'clock, South vs. Somerset at 11.

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

abortion even though she has misgivings, and, now :back in the present, she tells her daughter that although the decision to have an abortion was right for her, the daughter will have to make up her own mind. .

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What effect will this program have upon the thousands of immature viewers who will no doubt see it?

"Fort Bronx" (Fox) is an old-fashioned urban melodrama about tough, compassionate policemen doing their jobs in the precinct with the highest crime rate in New York City. Based on the true experiences of two unconventional cops, one Irish-American, the other Italian. American, it stars Paul Newman and Ken Wahl as the cops and Rachel Ticotin, Pam Crier and Edward Asner as' participants in a complex series of vignettes of the tough street life of the South Bronx. Good acting and photography distinguish this film but its scenes of sex and violence give it A4 and .R ratings.

Despite ambiguities, however, despite the acknowledgement that abortion is not to be taken lightly, there is no doubt that "The Choice" propagandizes in favor of it, defending the indefensible in terms of Catholic morality.

Ireland during "the troubles" of the early 1920s is the setting for this dramatization of Frank O'Connor's short story, "Guests of the Naticm," airing Monday, Feb.. 9, at 8-9 p.m. on PBS.





Years of Research and Controversy," child psychologist John P. Murray says TY can influence behavior. "Television violence affects the way we behave and our willingness to participate in violent behavior," he says. "For example, several studies have shown that heavy television watching leads to a view of the world that is far more scary than it really is." Murray's book contains a 70page review of 25 years of controversy and research on television and an extensive bibliography of other articles dealing with TV. Of 3,000 articles cited, about 1,000 deal with TV violence. According to Murray, 92 percent of all children's programming includes some form of violence. "On the average, there is one act of violence about every three minutes in children's programming. And usually this violence is unnecessary." "Television and Children: A Primer for Parents," a smaller companion book, summarizes the larger book. It advises parents to monitor children's viewing in order to discuss what is seen and also suggests limiting the viewing. It concludes, however, that the best answer to problems would be increased responsibil· ity in programming on the part of broadcasters.


A couple of British soldiers are held prisoner in a widow's out-of-the-way cottage. They pass the time with their two IRA guards by playing cards, helping the widow and arguing about religion and politics. Soon the enemies are friendly, but the situation changes when orders come to kill the prisoners in reprisal for the British execuRight-of-Way "The Incredible Shrinking Wo- tion of Irish captives. The im"The world stands aside to let man" (Universal): Lily Tomlin pact of the ending is strong, anyone pass who knows where plays a harried suburban house- providing an eloquent commen- • he is going." _. David StarT wife and mother who suddenly tary on the inhumanity of war. Jordan . finds that she is shrinking. This . "For Our Times," Sunday, Feb. slapstick comedy directed by 8, 10:30 a.m. CBS. The ministry Joel Schlmacher falls far short of nuns in Latin America is reof satire despite its jibes at conviewed with Maryknoll Sister sumerism and its consequences. Margaret Healy. The recent asBut in spite of its faults and sassinations in EI Salvador emfor pregnancy help some lapses in taste - the hanphasize how serious a role nuns confidential dicapped might find some of the have in the future of Latin Amjokes less than hilarious - Miss erica. Tomlin triumphs over the movie's free pregnancy testing shortcomings. Because of some Wednesday, Feb. 11, 4:30-5:30 Let us help you • We Care sexual references and the cruel p.rn. (ABC) "A Matter of Time" nature of some of the jokes, it A teen-age girl becomes aware is rated A3, PG. of her own emotional strength when she has to deal with the On TV terrifying fact that her mother "The Choice," airing Tuesday, is dying of cancer in the "After936 So. Main St., Fall River Feb. 10, from 9-U p.m., is a school Specials" production. made-for-television movie about RELIGIOUS Film onTY abortion directed by David CALENDARS Greene and written by Dennis Sunday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. (CBS) Nemec. Its title should leave "Hooper" (1978), Burt Reynolds 11:00 To 5:30 _ Sunday Thru Saturday little doubt as to where its sym- stars as a Hollywood stuntman pathies lie. Tel. 673-4262 who has to contend with a Susan Clark, a very fine ac- young rival. Little more than a tress, plays a 38-year-old mother collection of stunts and barwhose daughter (Largo Wood- room brawls, the movie is filled rufO, is pregnant by the young with profane language and is man whom she intends to marry. otherwise morally offensive be& He, however, unaware of her cause of its attitude toward the condition, wants to put off hav- reckless endangerment of human ing children. life. B, PG. for every occasion . .. The mother then does a bit Baptisms of confiding of her own. A long First Communions flashback recounts her story, Birthdays which begins the year previous.



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The mother has just started a promising career as a designer BOYS TOWN, Neb. - TV's inwhen she discovers that she is fluence on children is cumulative, pregnant. To complicate things - according to a new book availfurther, her husband (Mitchell able from Boys Town. In addiRyan), resenting his wife's new tion, heavy TV viewing leads to freedom, lets her know he's go- a distorted and fearful outlook ing off on an adulterous weektoward the world, the book's end. author said. She goes through with the In '''Television and Youth: 25

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs., Feb. 5, 1981

DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA, ATTLEBORO Alcazaba Circle No. 65 will meet at 7:30 tonight in K of C Hall, Hodges Street. A Valentine party will follow a business session.

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ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN A spirituality program is offered from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Friday at~the rectory. School registrations will be accepted during February. Further information is available at the school office.

will be available this weekend. The sacrament of confirmation will be· adminisitered at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10. Parents of confirmation candidates· will meet at the parish haIl at 7 p.m. Tuesday. An English-language family ST. PIUS X, mission is planned for Sunday SOUTH YARMOUTH March 8 through Friday, March Women's Guild members will 13, under direction of Father hear a program by Marie MarThomas J. Tobin, C.S.C. Evening services will be held at 7 o'clock cus, pianist, following refreshand there will be a three-day ments and a business session at program for children the first 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the parish hall. three afternoons of the week. The parish council will meet ST. PATRICK, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16. . FALMOUTH ST. LOUIS FRATERNl1Y, The Women's Guild will sponFALL RIVER sor a bus pilgrimage on WednElsThe secular Franciscans of St. day and Thursday, May 13 and Louis Fraternity wiIl attend Mass 14, to the Shrine of the Immacuat 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. late Heart at the Blue Army NaLouis Church, Fall River. A guest tional Center, Washington, N.J. speaker will discuss "Morality Further information is available in ·Media" at a foHowing meet- from Paulyne Dick, telephone ing. ·540-2045.


Region One CoUncil of Caravans will meet at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the French Social Club on Lowell Street. FIV£ HOUR VIGIL, FALL RIVER· DIOCESE The monthly five hour vigil held in various churches will take place tomorrow night at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, New Bedford. The service will begin and end with Mass and will include a holy hour and recitation of the rosary. There will ;be a 10 p.m. coffee break. All are invited to all or any part of the evening. ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL, FALL RIVER "Management of Infection in the Surgical Patient" will be discussed by John K~llum, M.D., assistant professor of surgery at Tufts New England .Medical Center, at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Clemence Hall. Continuing medical education credits will be awarded physicians in attendance.

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ST. MARY, NEW BEDFORD A parish family renewal pr~ gram will open the weekend of April 4 and 5 under the direction of Father Robert Kaszynski, pastor of St. Stanislaus parish, Fall River. Parishioners are asked to reserve the following week for the program. ST. ANNE" FALL RIVER Catholic Schools Week events have included pupil, family, school and teacher/staff appreciation days. A special liturgy will be offered at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow, at which banners and drawings entered by pupils in Schools Week contests will decorate the lower church. Marriage Encounter teams will meet in the school cafeteria Friday, Feb. 13. A science fair will be held at the school Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28. A Scout Mass will be offered at noon Sunday in the upper church, followed by a Blue and Gold Cub Scout :banquet in the school auditorium. Also on Sunday, an ultreya Mass will be offered at 7:30 p.m. in the shrine, followed by an evening of reflection directed by Norman Morrissette. LA SALElTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO Father Richard Lavoie, MS, will conduct a public healing service at the ,People's Chapel at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 'Feb. 11. DIOCESAN COUNCIL, FALL RIVER DISTRICT International and educational themes will highlight an open meeting of the Fall River District Council of Catholic Women to be held at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 et St. Stanislaus parish, Fall River. A program entitled "This Is My Life _. VV'ho Am I?" will present the lives of patron saints of 12 area parishes. Other parishes will be represented by inclusion of their histories and sketches of their patrons in a booklet to bE! distributed. Mrs. James Correia is coor~ dinator for the program which will also incLude audience participation, awarding of prizes and a social hour featuring pastries of various nations. BLUE AR.\WY, FALL RIVER DIOCESE Members will hold a pUbilc vigil from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima Church, New Bedford, opening and closing with Mass. Themes will be family life, world peace and thanksgiving for the hostages' return. A choir and folk group will sing and refreshments will be available. Participation may be for part or all of the program. FIRST FRIDAY CLUB, FALL RIVER.

Rev. Maurice Jeffrey, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church, Fall Rivet, will speak at a supper meeting following 6 p.m. Mass tomorrow at Sacred Heart Church, Fall River. BLESSED SACRAMENT, FALL RIVER Youth ministry members will visit area cable TV facilities Wednesday.

ST. MARY, SEEKONK A special Mass for couples, including the renewal of wedding vows, will be offered at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. People of Hope and Joy, the parish prayer group, meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. each Monday in the church. All are welcome. Parishioners with clippings or pictures to do with parish life over the past 75 years are asked to lend them to the anniversary arrangements committee. ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER The parish Polish dancers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 in the school. The Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will meet in the school hall at 7:30 tonight with members of the parish guild as host unit. February's spiritual project to be undertaken as preparation for the 1982 Year of Jubilee honoring Our Lady of Czestochowa will be to read a history of· the Czestochowa ikon to be distributed this weekend. The monthly Christian Living Session for public school children and their parents will he held at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by the parish family Mass. The Catholic Schools Week program will include a girls vs. boys basketball game at 1 p.m. today and a roller party for all students tomorrow, followed by early dismissal. DOMINICAN .THlRD ORDER, FALL RIVER Weather permitting; Third Order members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home, 1600 Bay St., Fall River. In case of doubt as to weather conditions, it is suggested that members call Sister Margaret at the home. SACRED HEART, NORTH ATTLEBORO New parish council officers are Edward Bedard, president; Donald Kirby, vice-president; Ann Alix, secretary. Beginning Monday, tl!e new Blessed Sacrament chapel will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Its new tabernacle will be blessed during 7 p.rn. Mass tomorrow and an hour of adoration follow. Thereafter the hour will follow the Friday evening Mass each week. A new reconciliation room is also now in use and new church entrance doors have been installed. All renovations have been made possible through bequests and the generosity of present parishioners.


ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET Father Daniel L. Freitas, pastor, will speak on The Gifts of the Spirit at a fellowship meeting. supper to be held Thursday, Feb. 19 in the parish center. Reservations should !be made by Saturday, Feb. 14 with Mr. or Mrs. Robert Lima, program co-chairmen. The Holy Name Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tu~sday at the rectory.



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