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John Paul's international influence Shifts stand VATICAN CITY (NC) - In a January speech to diplomats, Pope John Paul II stepped into line with the views of previous popes by moving away from his position that nuclear deterrence can be morally acceptable. His atomic~age predecessors stressed the dangers of deterrence to world peace, urged its quick replacement as a political strategy, and said nothing about the morality of deterrence. Pope John Paul is the only pope in the post-World War II Atomic Age to have stated publicly that a nuclear deterrence policy can be moral. He did so in a 1982 message to the United Nations. "I n current conditions 'deterrence' based on balance, certainly not as an end in itself but as a step toward a progressive disarmament, may still be judged morally acceptable," tht: pope said in that speech. But in his 1988 comments to the diplomats, the pope asked that nuclear deterrence be replaced by a mutual security based on an "intertwining of vital interests and relations" because deterrence "cannot constitute, in a lasting way, a viable base for security and peace." Vatican officials say Pope John Paul's new view is tied to last December's U.S.-Soviet agreement to eliminate intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe. It was the first time the superpowers a'greed to remove nuclear weapons already in place and the

pope, in his speech to the diplomats, enc.ouraged this as an important first step toward meaningful disarmament. His implication was that as disarmament moves forward, the need for deterrence diminishes. No pope has morally condemned nuclear deterrence. But the emphasis has been on its negative aspects as a basis for stable peace. At best, Pope Paul VI acknowledged its existence as a political strategy which others credit with preventing the outbreak of nuclear war. This also was the position of the Second Vatican Council in its Pastoral Constitution On the Church in the Modern World, "Gaudium et Spes." "Since the defensive strength of any nation is thought to depend on its capacity for immediate retaliation, the stockpiling of arms which grows from year to year serves, in a way hitherto unthought of, as a deterrent to potential attackers. Many people look upon this as the most efficient way known at the present time for maintaining some sort of peace among nations," said the council. It then added, "Whatever one may think of this form of deterrent, people are convinced that the arms race, Which quite a few countries have entered, is no infallible way of maintainiqg real peace and that the resulting so-called balance Turn to Page Six

Meets with Latin leaders VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope" John Paul II met privately with several key players in the Central American peace process as Nicaraguan talks got under way in Costa Rica. Within three days the pope conducted separate meetings with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega; Cardinal Miguel Obando Bravo of Managua, Nicaragua, who has mediated his country's talks; and Salvadoran Archbishop Arturo Rivera Damas, who has served as a mediator for peace talks in his country. He also met with Honduran Foreign Minister Carlos Lopez Contreras. In San Jose, Costa Rica, Jan. 29, Nicaraguan government and rebel representatives ended a twoday meeting at a Catholic seminary and agreed to meet again Feb. 10-12 in Guatemala. Auxiliary Bishop Bosco Vivas Robelo of Managua said he found "good will on both sides to seek a cease-fire in Nicaragua" in the near future. "There was what we would call a verbal cease-fire," he said. At the Vatican, an official who declined to be identified said Pope John Paul was interested in deepening the process of negotiation and reconciliation in Central America. Although Cardinal Obando Bravo declined to give details of his Jan. 27 meeting with the pope, Ortega told reporters Jan. 29 that

the pope supports the Central American peace plan and sovereignty for the people of the region. Ortega. who described his conversation with the pope as "very frank" and "very constructive," added that the pope reinforced efforts that the Central American peace plan become a reality. It was the first meeting between Ortega and Pope John Paul since a 1983 visit to Nicaragua was

marred by demonstrations during a papal Mass. The half-hour private meeting in the papal library was conducted in Spanish, without aides or translators. Although the pope received Ortega privately, thus eschewing the elaborate protocol and exchange of speeches of a formal visit by a head of s~ate, Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls Turn to Page Six

S ees King Hussein VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II met with King Hussein of Jordan Feb. I to discuss Middle East issues, following weeks of violent clashes between Israeli occupation troops and Palestinians. After the half-hour meeting, a Vatican spokesman said the Vatican viewed the Palestinian issue as "a question of international justice." Press spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valis said the "recent dramatic devlopments" in the occupied territories illustrated the "urgent need" to find a fair solution to the Palestinian problem. Much of the occupied territory belonged to Jordan before the 1967 Middle East war. He also underlined Vatican dissatisfaction with the current status of Jerusalem, which Israel declared its capital in 1980 after annexing the Arab eastern part of the city.

King Hussein, in Rome to promote an international peace conference on the Middle East, met with the pope privately in the papal library. The pope welco"med him warmly and said in remarks during a photo session: "My best wishes to all the Jordanian people." The king afterward met with the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Agostino Casaroli. Greeting the king, Cardinal Casaroli said he appreciated Jordan's peace efforts and added that it "is indispensable to unite the efforts of everyone of good will. The situation is very dangerous." King Hussein in reply called it "a difficult moment for all of us." Navarro-Valls' statement refer"red to a number of recent papal Turn to Page Six

SRO for 'Grand Inquisitor' NEW YORK (NC) - Some people might not expect that an abstruse lecture delivered in Germanic academic style by a Vatican official could become the "hot ticket" event of the evening in midtown Manhattan. But on Jan. 27 it did. A record attendance at the annual Erasmus Lecture - along with demonstrators outside and a few hecklers inside - were part of the New York greeting for Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, head of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. His appearance was extraordinary in itself. His address was sponsored by the Rockford Institute's Center on Religion and Society, an independent, ecumenical agency led by a Lutheran minister, the Rev. Richard J. Neuhaus. Mr. Ncuhaus said he initiated discussions leading to the cardinal's appearance when he went to Rome for the 1985 world Synod of Bishops.

The lecture, in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, was followed by a two-day private conference at which the cardinal, who has been at the center of church controversies over theological dissent, homosexual activity and Jewish relations, discussed issues as a fellow scholar with 20 or so Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox scholars. The evening become even more of a celebrity event with the arrival of Judge Robert Bork, whose nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected by the Senate last year. Bork said he was there primarily because of the interest of his wife, Mary Ellen, a former nun. Asked if he agreed with the lecture on biblical interpretation, he replied, "I'm going to have to read it to fully understand it." New York's Cardinal John J. O'Connor, with whom Cardinal Ratzinger was staying, noted in introducing him that it was the Inquisition that developed into the

Holy Office that became the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Cardinal O'Connor recalled that in "The Brothers Karamazov" the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky had given such a "chilling" and "terrifying" account of the Grand Inquisitor that more than 50,000 commentaries had been written on the passage. "In essence, you are looking at the Grand Inquisitor," he saidjokingly of Cardinal Ratzinger. And it may be, Cardinal O'Connor continued more seriously, that more than 50,000 commentaries will someday have been written about Cardinal Ratzinger without having "exhausted" the subject. Cardinal Ratzinger preceded the reading of his lecture by pointing out that Dostoyevsky had presented a Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition. "The Roman Inquisition was never so famous," Turn to Page 12

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The Anchor Friday, Feb. 5, 1988

Pro-lifers laud new rules WASHINGTON (NC) -- Prolifers praised new regulations to prohibit federally funded family planning agencies from providing abortion counseling or referrals, but family planning agencies promised court battles to challenge the new rules. The regulations for the Title X government family planning program were released in final form Jan. 29. They were scheduled to take effect 30 to 60 days after official publication in the Federal Register in early February. "The new rules mean that government-funded clinics must stick to preventative measures, such as contraception, and stop promoting abortion as a method of birth control," said Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee.

Obituaries Sister Lavalley The Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday in the chapel of Dominican Academy, Fall River, for the repose of the soul of Sister Anita T. Lavalley, OP, 72, formerly known as Sister Mary James, of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena. Sister Lavalley died Jan. 29. A native of Mooers Forks, N.Y., the daughter of the late Freeman and Almira Lavalley, she entered religious life in 1932. She taught in Fall River at St. Anne's School and Dominican Academy and in Plattsburgh, N.Y., at St. Peter's School. She is survived by a sister, Evelyn Buck of Orlando, Fla., and two brothers, Alex and Albert Lavalley, both of Mooers Forks.

Sister Boulay Sister Rose Boulay, SRC, 68, housekeeper at St. Louis de France rectory, Swansea, for the past 14 years;- died Jan. 31. Her funeral Mass was offered Tuesday at St. Louis de France church. She was born in St. Agapit, Quebec, and was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Elvina (Normand) Boulay. A member of the Servants of Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy, she had served at St. Anthony's rectory, New Bedford, and the Oblate Fathers Seminary, Natick, before being assigned to St. Louis de France. She was also sacristan and a eucharistic minister at the Swansea parish. She leaves three sisters, Violet Bergeron, Imelda Bergeron and Annette Danjou, and two brothers Philippe and Jean-Marie Boulay. All reside in the province of Quebec. Interment was at Lac-au-Saumon, Que., site of the Servants of Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy motherhouse.

Pope advises future diplomats VATICAN CITY (NC) Church diplomats should serve with self-sacrifice and dedication, without using their positions to gain "honor or personal advantage," Pope John Paul II recently told students at the Vatican's Ecclesiastical Academy, founded in 1701. The pope said the future diplomats should prepare to go anywhere in the world to serve the Holy See. "This is especially true because the reason for the Holy See's existence is to safeguard the most sublime mysteries of the church - its unity and its charity," he said. The pope said church diplomats should hold to "the lifestyle of the priest" throughout their careers. Their success, he said, would require "supernatural vision and means" and would depend on the strength of their faith.

A Promise "The Lord Jesus Christ said, 'If you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you." -John 16:23

BISHOP BLANCHETTE smiles from his hospital bed the year before his death. (NC photo)

Canonization urged for Bishop Blanchette JOLIET, Ill. (NC) -Joliet Auxiliary Bishop Roger L. Kaffer says he feels the time is right for an investigation into possible canonization for the late Joliet Bishop Romeo R. Blanchette, a victim of Lou Gehrig's disease who died in 1982. The terminal, incurable disease of the motor nerves is technically called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Bishop Kaffer spoke Jan. 10 during a Mass on the anniversary ofthe bishop'sdeath. Those at the liturgy included the late prelate's two brothers and one of his two sisters. The Joliet auxiliary said Bishgp Blanchette imitated Christ in his acceptance of his own suffering and death. "I n our generation Bishop Blanchette taught us more than how to live. He taught us how to die," Bishop Kaffer said at the Mass. For nearly three years, Bishop Blanchette, who resigned January 1979 after learning he had the disease, maintained his humor and courage despite being reduced to immobility and muteness. The bishop devised an eye-blinking system which he used for a year and a half at the end of his illness, carrying on a heavy correspondence, publishing inspirational articles and communicating with those around him until the day of his death. Through the slow and tiring system, he wrote several articles published in his diocesan newspaper, the Joliet Catholic Explorer, and in other Catholic papers. In an article carried in The Anchor June 25, 1981, he wrote "When I became ill with a disease that would render me immobile and without voice, I decided that I had a choice of being angry, grouchy, irritated, rebellious or just plain ornery. Another choice was to laugh at myself, be cheerful and try to see humor whenever possible. "The second was my choice, which, with the help of God, I have tried to follow to the best of my ability."

Describing his attendance at daily Mass, the bishop wrote, "Each day, priests come to lift me from and back "to my bed so that I can assist at Mass from a reClining chair. This is a painful procedure. One day, after a very difficult time, one priest said, 'We didn't do so well today.' Afte'r putting me back in bed, they saw me laughing. The priest said, 'I guess it wasn't so bad after all.' Another priest replied, 'Don't be fooled. The more it hurts the more he laughs.' Since it was Lent, I said, 'For my penance I shall get up an extra time daily.' "One day, the scripture reading and homily were about God touching us with his finger. The homilist applied this to those with trials, difficulties, illness, suffering, etc. After Mass, I, with a smile, spelled out the following comment: 'In my case it seems that God touched me not only with a finger, but used both hands.' " Bishop Kaffer asked those at the anniversary Mass and anyone else who had known Bishop Blanchette to submit to the chancery remembrances of him as possible testimonials to his holiness of life. "I think it is time his biography should be written," the bishop said. An official biography and collection of pertinent data on a diocesan level are the first steps in the church's long process of canon: ization. . When he resigned, Bishop Blanchette told his priests that they should tell their people "not to pray for a miracle. We all have to die of something sometime anyhow. Just ask them to pray that I may be cheerful to the end." Bishop Blanchette gave Pope John Paul II the same message when the pontiff, during his 1979 visit to the United States, telephoned the ailing bishop from Chicago. Bishop Blanchette had recently lost his power of speech but recovered his voice just long enough to tell the pope, "Pray that I may suffer with joy with Jesus Christ."

But Scott R. Swirling, executive director of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, said the rules "dictate that family planning providers provide bad medical care to the nearly 5 million low-income or poor women who are dependent on those clinics for service." His organization warned of a lawsuit against the rules. The federal Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the Title X program and released the new rules, stated that family planning "should reduce the incidence of abortion." According to the rules, a family planning project "may not receive

funds ... unl.ess it provides assurance satisfactory to the (Health and Human Services) secretary that it does not include abortion as a method of family planning." Federal law already provides that "none of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning." Nonetheless, abortion opponents long have complained that family planning agencies often have offered abortion services. Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee said that "there has been a de facto merger between abortion clinics and government family planning clinics in some locales, and the new rule should put an end to that, if it is properly enforced." Under the rules, the family planning agency "must be organized so that it is physically and financially separate ... from activities which are prohibited" under the ban on funding abortion as a family planning method. "Mere bookkeeping separation of Title X funds from other monies is not sufficient," the rules state. Agencies receiving Title X funds also "may not encourage, promote or advocate abortion as a method offamily planning." That prohibition includes use of Title X funds for lobbying, participating in legal actions, "developing or disseminating in any way materials ... advocating abortion as a method of family planning," and similar abortion advocacy.

CCA dates announced Bishop Daniel A. Cronin has announced dates for the 47th annual Catholic Charities Appeal. The traditional kickoff meeting will take place at 8 p.m. April 13 at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, followed by the appeal's Special Gift phase April 18 to 30 and the parish phase May I to II. Bishop Cronin emphasized that for 47 years diocesan concern for human life has been expressed through reaching out to those in need in Southeastern Massachusetts. He expressed hope that greater' enthusiasm and support than ever would greet the 1988 Appeal in order to meet increased needs. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, PA, The disease also left the bishop in intense pain, but he did not complain. He once reluctantly admitted it because he was asked and said the pain was "like fire running through my veins 24 hours a day." Bishop Kaffer recounted that the late bishop's heroism was not limited to the last years of his life nor to his response to illness. During 30 years of ministry in the Joliet diocese, he said, he was known as an able administrator, a forceful speaker and a financial genius - at one point 40 diocesan construction projects were under his supervision. '., Bishop Kaffer said the prelate was "an outspoken champion of the teaching authority ofthe church and the pope, of the Eucharist and of devotion to Mary, as well as the church's teaching on socialjustice." He often delivered food, clothes and money to poor families and knew all the children at the Catholic orphanage by name, Bishop Kaffer added.

Diocesan Appeal director, said: "More caring, sharing and giving are necessary. Those able to give are asked to contribute with increased generosity for the thousands helped by the Catholic Charities AppeaL" The 1988 Appeal theme is "Only Hope Of Many People."

Problems in Asia VATICAN CITY (NC) - Balancing inculturation and evangelization creates problems for Christianity in Asia because the main religions are deeply rooted in local cultures, said Cardinal Francis Arinze, head of the Vatican Secretariat for Non-Christian Religions. "The great religions are so rooted in the local culture that they almost have taken their own form in each country," he said in a Vatican Radio interview. "Buddhism in Sri Lanka is not exactly like Buddhism in Thailand, and Buddhism in Japan has its own characteristics," the cardinal added. "For Christianity this is a problem because Christianity, even though it must encounter the local culture, cannot change its identity and must maintain its universality," he said.

Miracles are signs VATICAN CITY (NC) - Miracles do not destroy the laws of nature but work "within and through those laws," said Pope John Paul II at a recent general audience. The pope said miracles are signs pointing to the reality of the kingdom of God, signs which continue to occur today in the lives of saints. The power of God seen in the miracles "surpasses" the laws of nature, but does not destroy them, he added.

THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River - Fri., Feb. 5, 1988


the anchor logbook Do you remember? FEBRUARY 1958 F ATHER CAMPBELL



... 1963

Three priests mark silver jubilees Three Fall River diocesan priests For a period in the 1950s, he was celebrated their 25th anniversaries cathedral organist and choirmaster. of ordination on Tuesday. They He studied for the priesthood at are Fathers William G. Campbell, Boston's School of S1. Philip Neri Joseph F. D'Amico and John A. Perry. The trio was ordained Feb. and S1. John's Seminary, Brighton. The jubilarian was parochial vi2, 1963, by Bishop :James L. Connolly at S1. Mary's Cathedral, Fall car at S1. Mary parish, Taunton, S1. Patrick, Falmouth, and S1. River. Mary's Cathedral and Holy Name Father Campbell parishes, Fall River, before becomBorn Jan. 18, 1931, in Vineyard ing S1. Dominic's pastor on June Haven, the son of Manuel L. and 18,1980. Gabriella M. (Moniz) Campbell, He was named musical consulFather Campbell attended Tisbury tant for the diocese in 1971. public schools and the New EngFather Campbell has postponed land Conservatory of Music, grahis jubilee celebration until April. duating in 1953. Father D'Amico Father Joseph F. D'Amico will THE MASS of Christian celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving Burial was offered Monday at for his 25 years of priesthood at I Stonehill College, North East- p.m. Sunday at S1. 路Paul's parish, on, for Father Thomas E. Taunton, Where the '1979 retiree Lockary, CSC, 67, who died assists Msgr. Robert L. Stanton, S1. Paul's pastor. unexpectedly Jan. 27 followConcelebrants at the Mass will ing a heart attack. be Fathers Perry and Campbell, Father Lockary was a pro- Msgr. Stanton, Msgr. Raymond fessor of physics and mathe- T. Considine, and Fathers Peter matics at the college for over N. Graziano, Terence Keenan and William Beston, CSc. 30 years and its Lockary ComFather D'Amico will also celeputer Center is named in his brate privately with his family. honor. He received the colThe priest was born in Whitinslege's Benaglia and President's ville December 24, 1914, the son of awards in recognition of his the late William S. and Delia Agnes (Ford) D'Amico. "legendary contributions" to He attended S1. Charles School, academic life. Woonsocket, RI, and Holy Cross A native of Weymouth, he Seminary High School, Notre held bachelor's and doctoral Dame, IN. He prepared for the priesthood degrees from the University at the School of S1. Philip Neri of Notre Dame. He is sur- and at S1. John's Seminary. vived by a sister, Mrs. Mary After ordination, Father Hicks, of Port Charlotte, Fla., D'Amico was assigned to St. Thomand two brothers, Vincent of as More Parish, Somerset, as paroWalnut Creek and Joseph ()f chial vicar. Feb. 1,1977, saw him become pastor of Sacred. Heart San Bruno, both in California. parish, Oak Bluffs. While at S1. Thomas More, the jubilarian was moderator of the Somerset Catholic Women's Club and chaplain to the Daughters of Isabella Circle. Father Perry Pawtucket, R.1. native Father Perry was born May 10, 1937, the son of Albert S. and Gertrude E. (King) Perry. He attended Attleboro public schools and was a 1955 graduate of Msgr. Coyle High School, Taunton. The pastor of Our Lady of Victory parish, Centerville, prepared for the priesthood at S1. John's Seminary. He was parochial vicar at Sacred Heart parish, Oak Bluffs; S1. Peter the Apostle, Provincetown; S1. Mary, New Bedford and S1. Julie

Census Bureau figures indicated that there were over 43 million Catholics in the United States.

Billiart, North Dartmouth, before being named Centerville pastor in 1980. Father Perry has served in campus ministry at Southeastern Massachusetts University and as chaplain to New Bedford Serrans and students at North Dartmouth's Bishop Stang High School. The jubi-. larian is now chairing the d"iocesan presbyteral council for a second year, and is among diocesan consultors. Since 1979, he has also been a member of the Priests' Personnel Board. He will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at Our Lady of Victory. Priest friends will be concelebrants and the homilist will be Father James C. O'Brien, SJ, director of development at Bishop Connolly High school, Fall River. Friends and current and former parishioners are welcome to the Mass and the reception to follow in the parish center.

Father Philip A. Davignon was appointed assistant pastor of St. Pius X parish, South Yarmouth.

1968 We profiled Manuel Ferreira of New Bedford, who completed an 18-month project, a scale model of that city's S1. Anthony of Padua Church, complete with tiny pews, a pipe organ, statues and decorations.

1973 Archbishop Humberto S. Medeiros was elevated to the Sacred College of Cardinals by Pope Paul VI.

1978 The Feb. 9, 1978. Anchor was our only undistributed issue. It was ready to go but the post office wasn't. Remember the great blizzard?

1983 Father Maurus Muldoon, OFM, director of the Regina Pacis Hispanic Center, New Bedford, left that post to become prefect apostolic in the prelature of Olancho, Honduras.


THIS SATURDAY IS THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Honor the Immaculate Heart of Mary Practice the devotion of the five First Saturdays This devotion was requested by Our lady of Fatima on July 13, 1917, when she said: "God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. "I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays. If people listen to my requests, Russia will be converted and there will be peace.~' Then again, on December 10, 1925, Our lady appeared to Sister lucia, one of the children of Fatima, and told her the following: "Announce in my name that I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall

1. Go to confession and receive Holy Communion, 2. Recite the Rosary,


3. And keep me company for a quarter of an hour while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary 4. With the intention of making reparation to me." . To practice this devotion, you must fulfill the requests of Our Lady, doing so in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Confession may be made during eight days before or after the Communion. (Courtesy of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Hedwig parish, New Bedford, Mass.)




THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River - Fri., Feb. 5, 1988

the moorins.-, Sexual Roulette: A Policy of Failure It is almost beyond belief that despite the desperation and despair connected with AIDS, so many naive and juvenile attempts are made to halt its spread. The proponents of so-called safe sex support the condom as a means of permitting play without pay. Although the avoidance of responsibility and accountability encouraged by this attitude has furthered the AIDS epidemic, the condom pushers, in the face of all medical evidence, continue to espouse their deadly game of sexual roulette. The rationale that one can do exactly as one wishes with one's own body becomes madness when one considers the case of AIDS. To add to this social insanity, the state of New York has now proposed distribution of free hypodermic needles to intravenous drug users to the end of ensuring the use of clean needles. This plan, following the panic caused by the recent revelation that one in every 61 infants born in New YQrk City carries antibodies to the AIDS virus, demonstrates that public officials have reached the point of hopeless路ness. The plan they envision starts with current addicts ~n treatment centers and programs. They would receive needles paid for by tax money and would be instructed to return used needles for clean ones. The problem of how the addict might use the needle before returning it is not addressed. Addicts, however, are not known for following instructions. Furthermore, many heroin addicts are borderline psychopaths with no clear idea of what ought to be, should be or even could be. Yet they are on the one hand to receive needles to reduce their risk of contracting the AIDS that on the other hand they are propagating by means of their actions. It's complete stupidity! The very qualities that have taken these people beyond the realm of education and instruction will render them unable to follow so-called' safe instructions in how to use their free needles. This illogical approach to stem AIDS will in fact and deed become yet another avenue whereby more innocent members of the public will be endangered due to the faulty reasoning of civic officials. Meantime, like a voice crying in the wilderness, the Church reaffirms the message of charity and purity. Her responsibility is to preach to each man and woman on this planet a message of hope, not hopelessness. The secular society may want no part of this approach, yet as we face the daily spread of AIDS in our world, it becomes more and more evident that personal responsibility and integrity are the true answer to this scourge. It is strange that few government agencies have realized that effort and energy should be spent on people, not on condoms and needles. Society does not need school education programs devoid of morality and ethics. Society does not need publicly-funded programs that are shortsighted and limited in their goals and objectives. Society does not need further public encouragement of permissiveness. What all of us do need is a return to the fundamental moral guidelines that will make us victors, not victims. Our young people should be given a chance to accept personal respons'ibility as a lifestyle, not seduced into a lifestyle that will rob them of positive ideals about themselves and their bodies. '(he Editor


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"Today if you shall hear His voice, harden not your hearts." Ps. 94:8

Glasnost and Ukrainians Edited excerpts from a speech by Richard Schifter, Assistant Secretary for Human Rights, U.S. State Department Ukrainian Catholics in the Fall tion of Ukrainian identity looms exercise of religion in the Soviet Union. More recently, however, it River diocese are served by St. large. has appeared less and less likely It is in this context that we must John's Ukrainian Church, 339 that major changes would be takCentre St., Fall River, which is view the Ukrainian Catholic ing place in the treatment of reliattended from Woonsocket, RI. Church. As reported in a January gious believers. Members belong to the Ukrainian 1987 U.S. State Department report, But even if the trend continues Catholic diocese ofStamford, com- no institution has suffered more prising New York State and all of than the Ukrainian Catholic toward greater openness, it is unChurch in the Soviet Union's cam- likely that the Ukrainian Catholic New England. Editor In our great country, whose citi- paign to eliminate religion, or fail- Church would benefit. For the zens have roots in all parts of the ing that, to utilize it for purposes issue it poses to the Soviets is not only religious but also national: world, we have fashioned a national of the state. The question of the Ukrainian this church is Ukrainian as well as ethic in defense of freedom everywhere. And as time passes, we Catholic Church has often been Catholic, and the Ukrainian nationincreasingly find support for that raised with Soviet representatives. ality issue seriously troubles the ethic in other parts of the demo- The point the Soviets make is that Soviets. What should the United States the ritual in Eastern Rite Catholic cratic world. and Orthodox churches is practi- position be in this context? The We have progressed slightly in cally the same, making a separate U.S. government cannot be exthe last year in our discussion of Ukrainian Catholic Church unne- pected to deviate from its customhuman rights with the Soviet Uncessary. Even if this were correct, ary policy of respecting the integion. It was initially limited to our it seems that whether a Church rity ofthe state and its sovereignty own public pronouncements or to looks to the pope in Rome or the over territory traditionally consistatements made by us in internametropolitan in Moscow for spir- dered part of the state. The cirtional forums, either within the itual leadership does make a dif- cumstance ofthe three Baltic states, United Nations system or in meetincorporated into the Soviet Union ference. If their conscience requires ings convened under the Helsinki by force in 1940, is a unique cirthem to look for leadership to Final Act. Recently, however, we Rome, believers should be allowed cumstance, which is not duplicated have come to engage the Soviet by Ukrainian history and conto do so. Union in direct talks on human ditions. of the Soviet Union's . As part rights issues. We must and shall, however, new openness, Soviet authorities While noting progress in some claim that they will punctiliously continue to speak up and press the proposition that Ukrainians, like areas of Soviet life, we must also follow the law which allows any 20 all other nationality groups in the note the failure of movement in citizens to form a congregation others. Recognition of Ukrainian and then qualify for a house of Soviet Union, should be able to culture is one area in which not a worship. When asked what would exercise all the rights set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human great deal of progress has been reg- happen if 20 persons in Western istered so far. Rights. Ukraine did this and made it clear Our task is to monitor develHome to nearly 50 million peo- that they were looking to the pope opments in the Soviet Union, to ple, Ukraine is known as the "bread- for spiritual guidance, the Soviets check whether rights are respected basket of Europe" for its natural claimed it would be a matter beand if not, to make sure that the fertility and wheat production. tween the people concerned and Soviet authorities are aware that This, in conjunction with its stra- the Russian Orthodox Church and violations do not go unnoticed tegic bordering of the Soviet's satel- that the authorities would not get and to make certain that the general lite countries and the Black Sea, in the middle. makes Ukraine a valuable asset. It public throughout the democratic Earlier this year, it looked as if world is made fully aware of the is for this reason that, among the there was going to be some relaxavarious nationality issues, the asser- tion in the rigid rules which limit problems that exist.

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I have a young friend, 22, whose parents divorced two years ago when she was in college and her youngest brother was leaving for college. In talking with her and other young adults, I realized how painful the experience is for this age group. I asked her to share her experience and feelings with us. This is her story: "When couples divorce, people usually show concern for small children of the divorcing parents. Dozens of books and magazine articles on how to help children deal with divorce have been published. "Unfortunately, there is one group of children that is virtually ignored: young adults. Once the children are grown, people expect them to supress their own feelings and help their parents deal with the divorce. People mistakenly believe that since the children are grown up, they understand and won't have problems dealing with the divorce.

children to be their confidants and to listen to all of the agonizing sto- DOLORES ries proving the other parent is no . good. CURRAN "When my parents divorced I was 20 years old. Family friends never asked me or my brothers how we were doing. Instead, we heard advice: 'Be good to your children want to keep a good relamother. She needs you now,' or tinship with both parents. It's the 'Your father really needs your sup- parents who are divorcing, not the port. This is a hard time for him.' children. Therefore, the children "Yes, it was a difficult time for should not be made to feel guilty our parents. But others, including by a parent when they spend time our parents, seemed to forget that with the other parent. it was a difficult time for us as well. "These are some of the prob"Often when parents wait to end lems young adults face when their their marriage until all the kids are parents decide to divorce. While it out of the home, it's a big shock to is true that divorcing parents should their children. Many times the be concerned with young children, parents have put on a facade of they should not forget to be conhappiness so the children don't cerned with their older children, as have a clue that something is wrong. well. We have the same needs for We didn't and somehow we felt security that we had before but deceived, as iftheir pretended hap- now we face complex and confuspy marriage was a sham. ing problems-'like 'Where's home "It is painful, too, when parents nowT and we face situations that burden their children with the not- are often difficult for us to accept, so-happy facts of their marriage, like, 'If I visit her, will he be upset especially if they do it right after with meT "Young children only have to the divorce. While it's important realize that mommy and daddy "The bottom line is that evedon't live together anymore, and' to be honest about what happened, ryone involved in the divorce needs it isn't fair to make innuendos that they have to live with one parsupport, young adult children in'There are things I could tell like, ent and see the other on weekends cluded." you about your mother but it or summer vacations. Older childHer words made me reflect on would just be too painful.' If that's ren have to deal with what is usuhow unthinking we can be when the case, why mention it? ally a shock or at least a surprise we assume that children of divorce and with the conflicting feelings "Parents need to remember that don't need support because they and stories of their parents. Sudwhile they are ending their rela- are adult. I thank her for this denly both parents expect their tionship with each other, their insight.

A major challenge Some people are not all that upset about the shortage of priests. They feel that there is a reason for it and that the church will survive. It undoubtedly will survive. However, two recent incidents reinforced the feeling that it is time to face the shortage with utmost seriousness. A Navy chaplain recruiter informed me that the military is desperate for priests. He told me about a 31-year-old chaplain who had just had a nervous breakdown because his assignments had him rushing from one unit to another non-stop. "No matter how good a shape a person is in we can't keep stretching men like 'we are doing," the chaplain recruiter told me. A few days earlier I had heard of a related incident in which a campus minister was asked to help out in a parish while continuing his campus work. Military installations and college campuses do have some things in common when it comes to seeking a chaplain's services. The population in each is predominately , young and most of these young people are at the first crossroad in their lives. Many of their decisions will affect the rest of their lives. It is a time when people need good role models and when they want to talk out values. It is a perfect moment for the church to lend as much in terms of spiritual support as it can. . Catholic lay leaders filling in for priests often do an excellent job of role modeling and counseling. In those places where a priest is unavailable we have seen permanent deacons and lay ministers take over and offer almost every service a priest can offer except for the celebration of the Mass and other sacraments reserved to priests. If, as the statistics indicate,op-

portumtles for celebrating Mass lessen for all of us and especially for young adults like those in the military and on college campuses, what will happen? How important is the celebration of the Mass to the life of the church? CStn the church as we know it now survive on eucharistic celebrations, Bible readings and other paraliturgical rites without the actual celebration of the Mass? It also must be asked how important the whole aura and tradition of the Mass is to our young adult population. If they were to be deprived of it what would it mean to their future spirituality? Will it make a difference? The church faces many challenges. But the most critical of all may be found here. Are Catholics beginning to think

Document praised WASHINGTON (NC) - The Holy See has called the World Council of Churches' "Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry" document a "remarkable achievement" in ecumenism and theological cooperation. In an official critical appraisal, the Vatican expressed reservations on many aspects of the ecumenical text and stressed a need for further developments but said, "There is much that we can affirm, . and we must build on these positive achievements." ·1111111111111111111111111I1111111I11111111111111111111111111I11111111111 THE ANCHOR (USPS-545-020). Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River. Mass. Published weekly except the week of July 4 and the,week after Christmas at 410 Highland Avenue. Fall River. Mass. 02720 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription price by mail. postpaid $8.00 per year. Postmasters send address . changes to The Anchor. P.O. Box 7. Fall ~iver. MA 02722.



that we don't really need the Mass all that much? I doubt it. But the possibility that it will be celebrated less frequently in their midst in the future needs to be taken seriously - and that means taking the priesthood shortage seriously.

February 9 1963, Rt. Rev. ·John J. Kelly, Pastor, SS. Peter & Paul, Fall River 1985, Rev. Vincent R. Dolbec, A.A., Assumption College 1972, Rev. Peter J. McKone, S.J. Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River February 10 1966, Rev. Edward L. O'Brien, St. Mary, Mansfield 1983, Rev. Lucien A. Madore, Retired Chaplain of Mt. St. Joseph School, Fall River, Director, Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River February 11 1961, Rev. John J. Sullivan, S.T.L., Pastor, Holy Rosary, Fall River 1987, Rev. William J. McMahon, Retired Pastor, St. Joan of Are, Orleans 1910, Rev. John O'Connell, Founder, St. John Evangelist, Attleboro February 12 1961, Rev. Stanislaus B. Albert, SS.Cc., Monastery of Sacred Heart, Fairhaven

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Q, How many times can a person receive communion in one example) when receiving the euchday? As far as I remember it was arist. The policy trusts that peoonly once, Not long ago my mother, ple's deeper and fuller awareness who is 82, attended two funerals in of the meaning of the eucharist the same church on the same day. will discourage any abuse and, at Some people received communion the same time, prompt them to at both funerals, When did this receive whenever it is appropriate, even more than, once a day. change? (Minnesota) A free brochure on confession A. As you indicate, the practice with which most of us grew up, without serious sin and other reflected in the former Code of questions about the sacrament of Canon Law, was that communion penance is available by sending a should be received only once a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Father Dietzen, Holy Trinity day. Following Vatican Council II, Church, 704 N. Main St., Bloomhowever this regulation was sof- ington, III, 61701. Send questions tened considerably by the church to Father Dietzen at the same several times. Communion more address, than once a day was allowed specifically, for example, in ritual EDICTAL CITATION DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL Masses such as weddings, funerFAll RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS als, Masses for baptism or anointSince the actual place of residence of WARREN G. ing of the sick and so on. DUFF is unknown. One might, for example, attend We cite WARREN G. DUFF to appear personally a wedding on Saturday morning before the Tribunal of the Diocese of Fall River on and then attend an anticipated Monday. February 8, 1988 at 1:30 p.m. al 887 Sunday Mass the same evening. Highland Avenue, Fall River, Massachusetts, to give Holy communion might be received testimony to establish: Whether the nullity of the marriage both times. exists in the TAVARES-DUFF case? Also if someone served a minisOrdinaries of the place or other pastors having the terial role such as lector or eucha- knowledge of the residence of the above person, ristic minister at a second Mass, he Warren G. Duff, must see to it that he is properly or she could receive communion advised in regard to this edictal citation. Henry T. Munroe again. Judicial Vicar Another possibility occurred when one fulfilled two Mass obli- Given at the Tribunal, Fall River, Massachusetts, gations in one day. If a holy day of on this 251h day of January. 1988. obligation falls on Saturday one could attend Mass for the holy day Saturday morning and an anticiNever Happen pated Mass for Sunday on the same "The Lord's arm is not shorevening and again receive comtened, that it'cannot save; or munion at both times. All the above is only to give his ear dull, that it cannot some background, however. The hear." - Is. 59: I new Code of Canon Law (1983) says simply that anyone who has received the eucharist may receive it again on the same day only dur" ing a eucharistic celebration in which the person participates (CanSales and Service ~ on 917). for Domestic .~ It helps to understand these and Industrial changes and policies when one is 995-1631 aware of two serious concerns of 2283 ACUSHNET AVENUE the church in reception of the NEW BEDFORD eucharist. First and most basic, the normal practice should be that, unless there is a serious sin, one receives the eucharist whenever one participates in a Mass. Itseems to me this is well understood by most Catholics today. Funeral Home Reception of communion is an integral part, not an optional ext.ra, 571 Second Street in the celebration of the euchanst. Fall River, Mass. On the other hand, the church also knows from experience that 679-6072 some Catholics are tempted to treat sacred things, even the eucharist, in a superstitious·way. Such persons tend to "collect".praye~s, Masses or even commumons,glvINDUSTRIOUS, CREATIVE ing the impression that if one a day is good, three must be better and INNOVATIVE PERSON six a day better yet. FOR APROGRESSIVE To prevent people from apK-8 REGIONAL ~HOOL. proaching communion in this misFOR APPLICATION fORMS guided fashion was one reason for PLEASE WRITE TO: the church's stricter once-a-day NCCRS, SEARCH COMMITTEE rule in the past, as well as for the clear if much broader policy today 909 WEST MAl N RD. providing for genuine and full parMIDDLETOWN. RI 02840 ticipation in the Mass (not just BY MARCH 1. 1988 coming in for communion, for ..•








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re~arks in favor of the Palestinians' right to a homeland. "The Holy See considers the problem of the Palestinian people a question of international justice, no less important than that of the existence and security of Israel and of all the states in the region," Navarro-Valls said. On the Jerusalem issue, Navarro-Valls' statement reiterated the Vatican position that the city be considered "a spiritual patrimony that belongs to the three monotheistic religions," Christianity, Islam and Judaism. "The reservations that the Holy See maintains regarding the current status given the Holy City are well known," it said. A Vatican official said the statement was a clear reference to Israel's decision to affirm the entire city of Jerusalem as its capital. The Vatican has asked that Jerusalem be granted some form of internationally guaranteed status. King Hussein was asked to intensify Arab-Vatican dialogue during a summit of Arab states last fall. The summit's final document made particular reference to Jerusalem as a specific point to develop. A Jordanian source said King Hussein also intended to ask the pope to use his spiritual influence to end the "collective punishment" of Palestinians in the occupied -territories. Israel received widespread criticism for the use of violence in quelling the unrest by residents in December and January. Speaking after his arrival in Rome Jan. 31, the king described the. disturbances as "a spontaneous explosion that should not be underestimated." At least 38 protesters have died in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip since the unrest began.

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afterward gave a summary of topics discussed. Ortega told the pope of the "prospects that are developing in compliance with the proposals" of the Central American peace plan, Navarro-Valls said. Ortega "asked that the Holy See encourage this process," he added. The pope in turn expressed his hope for peace in the region, Navarro-Valls said, "underlining the necessity that it is attained through a fair dialogue, respecting the rights and fundamental liberty of all." The peace plan designed by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez includes El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala. The pope said he hoped "the NEW HAVEN, Conn. (NC)- peace plan would find an effective Richard McMunn, director of pub- application in each of its lications for the Catholic League 'points, not obscuring some elefor Religious and Civil Rights and ments, and in particular the right a former Catholic newspaper edi- of populations to live in a political tor, has been named editor of regime according to the principles Columbia, the monthly magazine oftrue democracy," Navarro-Valls of the Knights of Columbus. He said. One of the points of the Central succeeds Elmer Von Feldt, editor American peace plan apparently for 22 years.

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included in this appeal was the prQhibition against outside aid for insurgent movements. However, Navarro-Valls declined to comment on whether or to what extent U.S. aid to the Nicaraguan rebels, or contras, was discussed. The Reagan administration has called for $36.2 million in new aid for the contras in a bill Congress was scheduled to vote on Feb. 3. Before the Ortega visit, Nicaragua's ambassador to the Holy See said his president would ask the pope to pressure the United States to end its support for the contras. Navarro-ValIs said the pope added that the peace process "cannot lack the encouragement of the Holy -See and of all the church, as the mediation role that Cardinal Obando Bravo and other pastors have agreed to develop shows." The meeting with Ortega was preceded by a Jan. 27 meeting with Cardinal Obando Bravo. The cardinal and Archbishop Rivera Damas were in Italy for a celebration of the centenary of the death of the founder of the Salesian order. Cardinal Obando Bravo told


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With this formula, the council also crystallized the church's main stand that the more important political task is to work for meaningful disarmament agreements. As nuclear weapons increased in quantity and quality, however, deterrence began to take on a' more important place in church deliberations regarding the arms race. The initial view, as expressed by Pope Pius XII, was a highly skeptical one. "Is it not perhaps a kind of practical materialism and superficial sentimentality to make the existence and threat of these weapons the sole and principal consideration in the question of peace," he said in his 1951 Christmas message. This skepticism concerning deterrence continued through the pontificates of John XXIll and Paul VI.

Pope Paul listed deterrence among the "perilous criteria" and "negajournalists Jan. 28 thc Nicaraguan government still has to take some important concrete steps toward democracy. These include a general amnesty instead ofthe "conditional amnesty" being offered and holding genuine presidential elections, he said. For the rebels, whom he called "the Resistance," the "problem of the war is the lack of democracy," the cardinal said. However, the cardinal said that as long as the Nicaraguan government is moving toward democracy, the United States should freeze aid to the contras. The cardinal also said churchstate tensions have lessened but for a significant improvement, the government would have to allow the return ofchurch people expelled in recent years. Of 16 people expelled, only three have been allowed to return, the cardinal said, and one of these - Bishop Antonio Pablo Vega of the Prelature of J uigalpa - has decided not to return. The previous day in Washington, Bishop Vega told a press conference that U.S. aid for the contras is vital to fight off "international forces" intent on preventing Nicaragua from achieving true peace. The pope met Jan. 25 and Jan.. 29 with Archbishop Rivera Damas, but the Vatican released no details of the meetings. The archbishop later told Vatican Radio that the United States, the Salvadoran rebel movement and the Nicaraguan government are all possible hindrances to lasting peace in Central America. However, the archbishop said the Central American peace plan "has generated much hope an.d many expectations" in the regIOn and elsewhere. The archbishop also criticized rebel leadership in his country, saying they "put forth many excuses" to hinder mediation efforts. On Jan. 29 EI Salvador's armed forces chief ruled out peace talks with leftist rebels, saying they should take part in March elections. Rebeis of the Farabundo Marti Liberation Front have denounced the elections as a farce in a country divided by conflict.

tive factors" for maintaining a stable world peace. . "The Holy See has never shown itself enthusiastic for the formula of the 'balance of terror' as a means of safeguarding peace," he said in 1975. "It has always seemed to this Apostolic See to be too detached from the moral basis upon which alone peace can prosper," he added. However, Pope Paul also began elaborating on deterrence as part of the "political realism" of the contemporary world. Following the lead of Vatican II, he acknowledged that deterrence with its "balance offear" had helped prevent nuclear war. But he opposed it as a strategy capable of producing disarmament. Instead, Pope Paul saw it as a policy responsible for a spiraling arms race. "If one wishes - as one must -to make substantial progress along the road to disarmament, it is therefore essential to find the means of replacing 'the balance of terror' with 'the balance of trust,''' he said in 1978. Then in 1982, Pope John Paul justified deterrence as part of a temporary strategy leading to disarmament. Vatican officials said tl'1e reasons he did so included: - The political climate among the nuclear powers was bad, offering little hope for disarmament. Given this situation it was judged feasible to allow possession of nuclear weapons to deter attack as an extension of the church's moral principle that nations have a right to self-defense. - Nuclear deterrence was an ingrained political fact of life as no one country had uncontested military superiority. - Bishops in the United States and several Western European countries were planning statements on nuclear deterrence and the Vatican saw the need to provide a basic common denominator for fear that different hierarchies would take opposing positions. - The Vatican was not sure the Soviet Union could be trusted and feared that strong church condemnation of nuclear deterrence would be used by the Soviets as a propaganda ploy. Basic to the 1982 position was the fact previous popes had not condemned deterrence outright. The reasoning was spelled out by Cardinal Agostino Casaroli, papal secretary of state, in a 1983 speech on the church's stand on nuclear war. Previous popes "recognize that one cannot condemn recourse to a not indiscriminate deterrence, as a means for trying to defend one's own security and to resist unjust aggression," said the cardinal before quoting the 1982 formula. A discriminating deterrence policy includes realization that the strategy is temporary and that people must work "to change the situation which for the moment justifies the use of deterrence," the cardinal said. In doing so, he followed the lead of the pope who in 1982 left the door open to further shifts in policy by citing that deterrence is not an end in itself but "a step on the way toward progressive disarmament." The current hope of Pope John Paul is that December's superpower agreement marks the beginning of a progressive disarmament that will make deterrence obsolete.

Reflecting on the Israeli dilemma: the other side Dear Editor: I wanted to send you this letter in a broader context than merely offering some comments on the editorial [Reflecting on the Israeli Dilemma] which appeared in The Anchor on Jan. 22. Primarily, I wanted you to know how much I enjoy reading The Anchor each week and how it broadens my spectrum of religious perception. Also, I do not at all feel that the sentiments expressed in the editorial reflect any anti-Semiti&m on your part. I am well aware of your ecumenical and brotherly outlook on all people. Nevertheless, it is my sincere hope that a few observations on my part regarding your recent editorial will be accepted by you in the spirit in which they are conveyed. The basis of the editorial is stated in the words, "Ever since the displaced peoples of Palestine have been entombed in their Gaza prison by the State of Israel..." The historical fact is that Israel never placed these hapless refugees into Gaza. They represent two to three generationsofpost-World WarlI refugees and they are the only homeless people of that era left in the world. All other countries absorbed their ethnic relatives after the War. For its part, Israel took in every survivor after the Holocaust who wanted entry, as well as thousands upon thousands of Jewish refugees from the Arab countries. Egypt ruled Gaza from 1948-1967. It not only refused to absorb Palestinian refugees - it kept them stateless and homeless. They were denied passports. They were not even allowed to travel or work in Egypt. When Gaza fell to Israel after she was attacked by several Arab nations in i 967, an attempt was made to take these refugees out of the camps into comfortable homes. The UN General Assembly pas~ed a resolution condemning Israel's relocation of the refugees and demanding their return "to the camps from which they were removed." No one is more sensitive to the plight of these refugees than Israel and the soldiers charged with keeping the peace. But who is the only culprit in the entire sordid affair? Israel! I must also comment on your charge regarding the "deliberate desecration of the Dome of

the Rock." On that Friday, which is the Moslem Sabbath, the congregation was whipped into a frenzy by their religious leaders' invective against Israel and the Jewish people. This congregation turned into an ugly and menacing mob which left the mosque and, according to all newspaper accounts, burned the American and Israeli flags as they began to hurl potentially lethal rocks. I don't believe that any American citizen would have wanted such behavior tolerated in our country, but Israel's discharge of its duty to protect its citizens and visitors is dubbed a "desecration." Your solution to this "desecration" is to internationalize Jerusalem. Which leads me to perhaps the most basic question I have been nurturing for years... from the very depth of my soul. From 1948 to 1967, Jordan ruled the Old City of Jerusalem... a period of almost 20 years. Outing that entire time; no Israeli or Jew was allowed to enter the Old City, much less pray at the Western Wall. The ancient synagogues of this holy city were systematically destroyed. Tombstones from the venerable Mount of Olives were torn from their graves and used for the construction of latrines and paths. I saw this with my own eyes. I also had the privilege of restoring one such grave of the father of a lady from Fall River. Where were the voices of the world community then to internationalize Jerusalem - or at the very least to allow Jewish people equal access to their holy sites? How many editori~ls of The Anchor were devoted to these barbaric acts of the Jordanians? But now, when Israel is trying to maintain law and order in a sea of Arab hatred and terrorism, the truc "culprit" is being exposed! Israel has and is making every effort at peace with its Arab neighbors. As soon as the late Anwar Sadat called for peace, Israel gave up huge territories in the Sinai which were vital to its defense and oil needs. What has been the response? Virtually no Arab diplomat will use the word "Israel." The PLO, with which Israel is urged to negotiate, calls for the destruction of Israel in its very charter. Recently' the Minister of Education of Egypt (which is supposed to be at peace with Israel!)

refused to allow a map which marked the State of Israel to be used in Egyptian schools. The last sentence of the editorial calls upon Israel to "...trigger an immediate and basic rethinking" of its position. I would be happy to learn what Israel should unilaterally do in the context of what I have described. However, in a small and humble way, I have two possibilities to begin on the road to peace and perhaps even universal redemption. The first is that the world community, including each and everyone of us, urge and pressure the Arab nations to accept Israel as a member nation and recognize its right to exist and thrive like any other nation. In so doing, they will be expected to sit with Israel and negotiate resolutions to the problems. In a civilized world, that doesn't seem to be too much to ask. Secondly, in all the 40 years of Israel's existence as a recognized state by the United States, the United Nations and the Western democracies, the Vatican has never recognized Israel! What a source of strength and support this fact must be to the terrorists who bomb schools and buses! Howchagrined they would be if the Vatican would put its moral weight behind the right of Israel to exist as other nations. Yet, the Vatican has neither done this nor ever given a reason for its refusal. Sometimes, in moments of perplexity, when I try to fathom the ways of God in history, and I see diplomats falling over each other in their rush to condemn Israel, I think of the words of King David in the Book of Psalms (Chapter 2, Verses 1,4): "Why are the nations in an uproar? And why do the peoples mutter in vain? ... He that sitteth in heaven laugheth. The Lord has them in derision." The destiny which God intends for us will ultimately be a reality, whether we cooperate or attempt to thwart Him. We should criticize Israel where it is do. But to blame Israel and condemn her unilaterally for acts which were and are committed by others is to ask for God's derision. I hope and pray that a greater sense of justice and truth will prevail. Shalom. Rabbi Norbert Weinberg Congregation Adas Israel Fall River

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Animals prove good therapy BREWSTER, N.Y. (NC) Mother Hildegarde, a doctoral Children from troubled back- candidate in child therapy, works grounds often find it difficult to two days a week at Green Chimlove and trust another human be- neys. She lives at the Regina Lauing. dis Abbey, Bethlehem, Conn. That's why the animals at Green Green Chimneys was founded Chimneys School for Little Folk, in 1948 by a Manhattan physician, near Brewster, are important. Dr. Samuel Ross, now deceased, Horses, puppies, goats and cows and his son, Samuel Ross Jr., who are among the living things the is now the executive director. Over mentally and emotionally disabled the years it has doubled in size and children at Green Chimneys learn evolved from a private school to a to love. And that helps them break "child care agency willing to work through a lot of barriers, accord- with troubled boys and girls." In addition to serving 88 chiling to Benedictine Mother Hildedren in residence, Green Chimgarde George, a child therapist at neys operates various community the I50-acre school and farm. "If they learn to love an animal . services, including a program for it helps them learn to work up t~ local children of working parents, . having a relationship with an a nursery school for up to 50 preschoolers, and a weekend program adult," she said. for physically and developmentally "So many of these children are disabled children. battered and come from abusive However, if some things at Green families - they have no sense of Chimneys have changed since the ego or of self," she said in an inter- school was established, its emphaview with Catholic New York, sis on human-animal interaction newspaper of the New York Arch- and on gardening has not. diocese. "It's not surprising they're "There's a big difference between distrustful of adults." growing a geranium and putting a She said the child-animal bond widget together," Ross said. "It's a can help a learning-disabled child lot more satisfying to grow someachieve something worthwhile. thing. It's the same as with animals "Many ofthem don't do well in the - it allows the children to nurture classroom," the nun said. "But if something. That's important for they can learn to ride a horse for . children who haven't been nurinstance, they realize they ca~ do tured themselves the way they something." should be."



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Three powerful gifts . By Msgr. Vincent M. Walsh It was May 21, 1971, as I attended my sixth prayer meeting. On that night, three events opened my eyes to the power of this Renewal. First, as I entered the door, Brother Pancratius tapped me on the shoulder, pointed to a religious sister, and said, "We are going to pray over Sister after the meeting, and I want you to be on the team." This didn't seem to me, at that time, anything extraordinary because we prayed over many people. This, however, was much different. After the meeting, Brother called me up to the front of the church to join the other members of the prayer team. He had gotten a chair out of the sacristy and put it in front of the altar rail. Sister sat on the chair while Brother took her feet into his hands. The rest of us laid hands on her head and shoulders. All began to say over and over again, "Praise you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus." I then realized that Brother Panky was holding Sister's feet because he was measuring them. One leg was longer than the other (which really was because her back was out of place). As we prayed I watched the shorter leg begin to move. It moved past the other leg and then the other leg caught up to it. Since the two legs were now even, we stopped pray,ing. Sister was overjoyed with the result. Only after the prayer did I get the full story. The pain in Sister's back had been so severe that the doctors were contemplating surgery. Now the pain was gone. I met Sister a year or so later. I

. asked her wh a t ha d happene d subsequent to the prayer. She said that she didn't need surgery and her back had remained in good condition. The second incident that night centered around another religious sister who had been part of our newcomers. Unfortunately, she did not pray in tongues at the time of the laying on of hands for the Baptism of the Spirit. The following week she had come to me and another man to ask for help in praying in tongues. Again, she was unable. On Wednesday, May 19, the ninth anniversary of my ordination, I asked God as his gift to me to give this Sister the gift of prayer tongues. As I was leaving the church, she came up to me and said that on Wednesday evening around

10 p.m. she felt a strong urge to go to chapel. When she knelt down, out came these beautiful words of prayer tongues. I told her that Wednesday was my anniversary and around 10 p.m. I had asked God to give her that gift.

The third incident on that evening happened to me. As the team finished praying for the healing of Sister's back, and as I watched this happen right before my eyes, I realized that there were many spiritual gifts that I lacked. So I sat down in the chair and asked the team to pray over me. One person asked what I wanted. My heart was so yearning for God's powers that I looked up and said, "I want all the gifts." The person asked me, "Do you think you can handle all the gifts?" At that point "handling the gifts" was the least fear I had . I knew that I needed God's pow. ,:~ ers so desperately that the question was like asking a thirsty per1 son if they could handle water. So the team laid hands on me "for all the gifts." Again I knew something new had happened within. Later, by myself, I began to pray in tongues. The tongues themselves had become diverse multiple and more powerful. Thi~ was God's external sign that this new prayer gift was no longer just praise of him but now included the ministry powers of charisms. My little ship was moving into a vast ocean of God's power. I was only a short way out from the shore, but already I was casting my net "into the deep." Msgr. Walsh is the vicar Jar charismatic prayer groups oJthe Philadelphia archdiocese.

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Navy promotion for Father Kelley Father James F, Kelley, a New Bedford native ordained for the Fall Riverdiocese Feb. 2,1961, by Bishop James L. Connolly, and a U,So Navy chaplain since 1968, received what you might call an ordination anniversary gift from Uncle Sam. Promoted to the rank of captain in December, this month he begins an assignment as Command Chaplain at the Naval Air Station in Alameda, Calif. The appointment is the latest step in a varied career which began with pre-priesthood Navy service for "four years, three days, two hours and 32 minutes" from 1947 to 1951. Following ordination, 'Father Kelley was parochial vicar at St. Mary's parish, Mansfield, for seven years. "I had no intention of coming back in the Navy," he said in a 1977 interview, "but I watched our young men go off to Vietnam and I buried some of them in our own little cemetery in Mansfield. That really tore me up. I got to thinking that I could help people in the Navy because I understood the problems and the system. So Irequested permission from my bishop and he gave me the go-ahead." As a chaplain, Father Kelley has been stationed on Guam, in Ethiopia, on the Italian islanil of Sardinia, in Japan and on several Navy ships, most recently the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, from which he received his new assignment to California. His service in Ethiopia, where he was the first and only chaplian to serve at Cagnew Station in Asmara, stands out in his memory. An experienced pilot who holds Federal Aviation Administration ratings allowing him to fly commercial and instrument-equipped planes, he also flies gliders and seaplanes and has an instructor's license. Eager to try bush-country flying in the desert and jungle terrain of Ethiopia, he piloted a twin-engine aircraft on his days off, often carrying grain, medicines, supplies,

nurses and doctors to mission outposts. He especially recalls airlifting a seriously injured police sergeant from the bush to a hospital. The trip took 48 minutes by air but would have been five days by camel, said the priest, and the man almost certianly would have died. As well as flying, Father Kelley enjoys athletics, an inclination fostered by his father, the late Freddy Kelley, who was for nearly 50 years director of New Bedford's North End Boys' Club. Freddy Kelley's son is a qualified swimming and sailing instructor who also plays paddleball, handball, softball and tennis and, when he's in a suitable climate, enjoys skiing and ice skating. Of him, Father Eugene Gomulka,

head of recruiting for the Navy Chaplain Corps says: "Father Kelley was serving at Camp Lejeune when we met in July of 1980. While my initial intention at that time was to serve with the Marines for three years and then return to my, the example and dedication of Father Kelley motivated me to stay in the military. "I have now been on active duty for seven and a half years and consider Jim Kelley to be one of the finest priests in the Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Navy. As the Navy is short some 120 Catholic chaplains, it is my hope that other priests of his caliber would consider this challenging and rewarding ministry." Father Gomulka is currently asking U.S. bishops to consider 2 percent of their active priests to chaplaincy in the armed forces. He noted that Fall River, with some 168 active priests, exceeds that goal. Its five military chaplains form over 2.3 percent of active priests. Besides Father Kelley, the other chaplains are Rev. H. Stanley Barney of the Fleet Combat Training Center at Virginia Beach, Va.; Rev. James W. Fahey at Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Rev. Raymond P. Monty, U.S. Naval Station, Fleet Post Office, N.Y.; and USN Cmdr. Rev. John Pegnam.

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As a mother, I am horrified to thesiologists issued in the fall of Most mothers would nearly die 1987 cited "<\ll increasing body of learn about this situation. Mothif they found out that someone evidence" that newborns show "phy- ers don't need a research study to prove that their babies have highly had hurt their babies by cutting siologic response's to surgery." developed nervous systems. them with a doctor's scalpel. The Now the New England Journal The idea that babies don't feel mothers also would be aghast if of Medicine has called the evithat same person told them their dence "so overwhelming that phy- pain is a cruel myth. If you accidsicians can no longer act as if all entally pinch babies, they scream. babies couldn't feel the pain. It always seemed to me that my Yet, many surgeons have com- infants were indifferent to pain." monly operated on babies with litAnesthesiologists say painkillers babies were more, not less, sensitle or no anesthetic since the 1940s, were withheld for safety's sake. tive to pain than adults. according to a recent newspaper But Boffey's report notes that betIt is ironic that in an age of so article. Martin Pernick, author of ter pain relief for infants "has much fetal research, the medical "A Calculus of Suffering," claims clearly been possible for a long community could be so backward that the practice of withholding time." . in its understanding of infant pain. painkillers from infants goes back a century earlier. I was shocked to read in a recent know all the student drivers were New York Times article by Philip By Hilda Young impressed with how well Tiff was M. Boffey that many physicians able to gain control after those few believed for decades that babies It helped, I think, that Knute memorable moments in the freewere primitive organisms oblivious Fenbender was about the size of a way median." to pain, which justified operating 22-cubic-foot upright freezer. Sure, Knute seemed to have aged quite on them withou.t pain relief. Bof- some wags might say he was about fey also said the doctors were fear- as intelligent as one, too. They a bit when I next saw him, a couple of weeks later. He was constantly ful that potent anesthetics would clearly did not appreciate the man. cracking his knuckles and had kill seriously ill infants. Knute. dared to do what few picked up the habit of sucking in Would any mother believe that his breath through gritted teeth. her baby is immune to pain from a sane adults would even consider: "Aren't you the mother of crash knife cut? Incredibly, this has been Climb into a car alone with three and burn Young?" he asked through believed in the medical commun- and sometimes even four teenaghis teeth. "If she ever wants to get ity. Based on some studies in the ers possessing absolutely no drivher own car, I'd suggest something 1940s. many doctors believed that ing experience and let them drive. slow and large, maybe a bulldozer an infant's nervous system was too immature to register pain. During Few people have earned more or tank. I hope your insurance operations it was common to simply respect from the parents of our agent is a friend of the family." He cracked a knuckle and walked administer muscle-paralyzing drugs community than Knute. He estabthat immobilized the babies but lished the local record for service off. The last time I saw him I comdid not relieve pain, said Boffey. as the high school's driver educa- plimented him. "You've lasted long-' According to Helen Harrison, tion instructor - seven weeks. er as the driver's ed instructor than anyone in memory. What's your author of "The Premature Baby "How's the drivers' ed duty secret?" Book," babies as old as 15 months going?" I asked Knute about a "My application for underwater received no anesthesia during surgery week after he had started. demolition work hasn't been proat most American hospitals as "Could be worse," he smiled. cessed yet," he said slowly. recently as 1986. "Oh, it was a little tense yesterday They say Rachel Dweeb's emerPediatricians themselves often were when Tiffany turned around to unaware of this practice in the stick her tongue out at Justin gency stop drills were Knute's final undoing. Apparently she chose to operating room. because he called her 'an accident do them in traffic when he thought Even as mounting medical evi- looking for a place to happen.' I she should be working on signaldence has demonstrated infants' explained she should have waited ing and lane changes. capacity to feel pain, the system until she had pulled all the way Rumor is the state patrol let him back into the lane first, which was off as he was sobbing something has been slow to pay attention. Pressure to change began after what the 18-wheeler she was pass- about his internal organs not knowoutraged parents complained, some Ing at 65 miles per hour was also ing where they belonged anymore. trying to get across to her. filing lawsuits. Knute, we salute you. "He probably didn't mean to A joint policy statement by the Send comments til Hilda Young, American Academy of Pediatrics startle her by hitting his air horn General Delivery, Lopez Island, and the American Society of Anes- and making unkind gestures. But I Wash. 98261

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Measures urged to boost adoptions WASHINGTON (NC) - More than 140,000 children are adopted each year, but a presidential task force says many more could be placed with promotion/il campaigns, an improved foster care system and more counseling on adoption for women in crisis pregnancies. The president's Task Force on Adoption also urged greater efforts to place "special-needs children," youngsters who are older, members of minorities, or have emotional or physical disabilities. The recommendations were released Jan. 28 by Mary Sheila Gall of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, task force chairwoman, during a White House press briefing. A final report is expected in March. Miss Gail, a single adoptive parent of two, said counselors often do not discuss the adoption option with unwed expectant mothers. In some cases Hispanic or black women are told that their babies would not be adoptable because they are minorities, she said, adding that the task force would like to see general discussions on adoption form part of high school curriculums. Public information campaigns and adoption fairs would also generate interest, Miss Gail said, noting that through her office 2,300 people received information at a three-day adoption fair, with ultimate placement of six special-needs children. She said President Reagan has urged all federal departments to inform their employees about adoption arid also stressed that changes are needed in foster care. More than 276,000 children are in foster care with the length of stay varying from a few days to up to five years for 40 percent of the children, she said, noting that steps

should be taken to resolve cases faster by returning children to their homes or starting adoption proceedings. The task force urged "more timely termination" of parental rights, formation of foster care review boards, supervision of caseworkers and an in-depth review of foster care funding. Reagan, who noted in his State of the Union address that VicePresident George Bush is an adoptive grandfather, formed the interagency task force last August and charged its members with drawing up specific recommendations on how adoption could be encouraged.

Task force members studied current practices and state laws, reviewing pending legislation related to adoption, and talked to state and local governmental agencies, caseworkers, birth parents, attorneys and major adoption advocacy groups. Also called for were removal by states of barriers to adoption; a concerted effort by federal, state and private agencies to recruit minority families and expedite adoptions for them; and discontinuance of using age, marital status or handicaps as reasons to exclude persons from consideration as adoptive parents.

Father Curran decision delayed WASHINGTON (NC) - The board of trustees of The Catholic University of America in Washington has postponed a decision on the teaching status of moral theologian Father Charles E. Curran, suspended after he was told hy the Vatican that he was ineligible to teach as a Catholic theologian. It was the second time the board delayed action. University counsel Craig Parker said in a statement Jan. 26 it was "premature to comment" on the matter because univ'ersity rules "require no public statements be made by the parties until proceedings are completed, including a final decision by the board of trustees." The next trustees meeting is to be April 12. Father Curran, at Cornell University in Ithaca, N. Y., for 1987-88 as its first visiting professor of Catholic Studies, reportedly appeared before the closed-door trustees' meeting, but he could not be reached for comment. Father Curran was suspended in January 1987 by Archbishop James A. Hickey of Washington, university chancellor.

The priest has been under threat of dismissal from his teaching post since the summer of 1986, when the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith informed him that because of his dissent from certain official church teachings he was unsuitable to teach as a Catholic theologian. Following the notice from the doctrinal congregation, Archbishop Hickey initiated proceedings to remove Father Curran from his post. He was suspended while awaiting results of an internal academic review of an order to withdraw his license to teach on the ecclesiastical faculty of the university's theology department. The Cat·holic University academic senate conducted the review under procedures established to assure academic freedom at the school. It was not completed in time for consideration at an October board meeting, thus was held for the Jan. 26 session. Last March Father Curran filed a civil lawsuit to overturn his suspension.



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Visit stirs compassion Currently Brendan "looks ve- WASHINGTON (NC) Pope John Paul II's visit with ry healthy," but the "virus is victims of AIDS in San Fran- still active," Mrs. O'Rourke said. cisco "made people more com- He is on AZT, a drug approved passionate," said the mother of for adult use, which the National 5-year-old Brendan O'Rourke, Cancer Institute in Bethesda the red-haired AIDS victim the -Md., is administering to pope embraced at the city's Mis- youngsters on an experimental sion Dolores Basilica Sept. 17. basis. Day-to-day life in the "We work hard and go to church just like they do," Elaine O'Rourke household is normal O'Rourke said in a telephone she said, and she plans to star~ interview. "There's not such a Brendan in school in the fall "if the doctor thinks it is not a stigma to deal with." She said she and her hus- threat to his health." "We're careful," Mrs. band, John, an electrician, hope for a miracle and want to take O'Rourke said. "We have a lot Brendan to the Marian shrine of nieces and nephews and their at Lourdes, France. parents know that if their chilare not well, don't come The pope's meeting with vic- dren " . tims of acquired immune defi- b y. ciency syndrome taught people Brendan is careful too. that" AI DS d<.'esn't know any He knows "to wash his hands boundaries," she said. after he's played and to not put The papal meeting "lifted a things in his mouth," she said. veil from the (AIDS) issue," she . But that does not make him feel said. Afterward, for example, different from his siblings. "My husband's a cleanliness people called her older children's school with offers of help, freak," she said, so not only said Mrs. O'Rourke, who Brendan but his brother Rory, learned last June that Brendan, 7, and sister Emily, 8, are diliher youngest child, had AIDS. gent about handwashing.


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AIDS care needs ethics VATICAN CITY (NC) - A Vatican official, speaking at the first worldwide governmental conference on AI DS, said efforts to stop the spreading disease and care for its victims must be based on "the safeguarding of ethical principles which cannot be renounced." Archbishop Fiorenzo Angelini, pro-president of the Pontifical Commission for Health Care Workers, said the church intends to be compassionate to AIDS sufferers. He said conference participants should meditate on Pope John Paul II's embrace of a child with AIDS in San Francisco last September. The p~e's gesture, he said, illustrated the "need for an immediate and courageous response, authentically aimed at man, even at the price of sacrifice, in the struggle against this terrible nightmare." He said that, in human terms, the pope's response went "well beyond" that of scientific research that is primarily concerned with the threat of an epidemic. Archbishop Angelini spoke during a three-day meeting in London of health experts and government officials on AIDS,

acquired immune deficiency syndrome. More than 75,000 cases of the deadly disease have been reported in the nearly 10 years since reporting began. Most cases have been contracted through sexual activity, especially homosexuals. The archbishop told the conference that long-term principles should not be lost in the urgent search for remedies for AIDS sufferers. Thus, a health policy for AIDS should "begin with prevention," but "even in emergency measures it requires the safeguarding of ethical principles which cannot be renounced, because they are tied to the fundamental human right to life, from conception to natural death," he said. He said making available information about the disease, in schools, families and the media, was a "primary necessity." "Information must reach individuals and institutions, but never forgetting that prevention and therapy must .not injure the right to life among AIDS sufferers, nor among those who live in a condition of high risk," he said.

50 people also participated in a demonstration outside - their chants at times audible inside and a~out 70 uniformed police were on hand. In addition, four "community affairs officers" in civilian dress stood around Cardinal Ratzinger throughout the lecture. None of the demonstrators attempted to aproach the cardinal directly. After the Erasmus lecture and the following two-day conference, Mr. Neuhaus characterized the whole event as "a smashing personal triumph for Cardinal Ratzinger." "There was nobody who, after 18 hours with him, including a dinner on Thursday evening, didn't say he was an extraordinarily impressive human being and an extraordinary thinker," said Mr. Neuhaus in a telephone interview with National Catholic News Service. Other dialogue participants also said the cardinal made a strongly favorable impression both as a theologian and personally. "The one adjective that I think everyone would agree on in describing the experience as 'positive,' " saia Sulpician Father Raymond E. Brown, New Testament professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Mr. Neuhaus said one purpose of the conference was "to introduce the cardinal to a broader range oftheological discourse" than he usually has in Rome. Cardinal Ratzinger told him, Mr. Neuhaus reported, that he had not engaged in such a program of activities before and that he was not aware of any of his predecessors who had. The Rev. Elizabeth Achtemeier, a Presbyterian minister who teaches Old Testament and homiletics at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA., and the only woman participating in the conference, described Cardinal Ratzinger as "extremely gracious and open." She came to t.he conference, she acknowledged, intending to pose questions about his "rigid" orientation as portrayed in a 1985 book'Iength interview titled "The Ratzinger Reprot." "But he's not rigid or harsh at all," she said. "The discussion was so open that my questions were dealt with and I didn't need to pose them as such." Father Brown said Cardinal Ratzinger showed that his concern was how to "bring Scripture into the service of all the churches and let it express its authority in the life of the church."

"He is no threat to honest and responsible biblical scholarship," Father Brown said. •. Another participant, Lutheran Bishop William H. Lazareth of New York, acknowledged that his own attitudes about Cardinal Ratzinger had been turned around by the personal encounter. He said that he previously had some official contact with Cardinal Ratzinger but did not really know him and had negative impressions. But in the "almost devotional" atmosphere of the conference, he said, he was impressed with the cardinal as a Christian, priest and theologian. Father Brown, who at times has been the object of conservative ciritcism, said he suspected some people hoped the cardinal would way something negative about him. He was "surprised and pleased," he said, to get instead public commendation. Mr. Neuhaus praised Cardinal Ratzinger as "sharp" for putting down a press conference suggestion about returning to the antimodernist approach of Pope Pius X's 1907 encyclical "Pascendi Dominici Gregis." "Many traditionalist Catholics really have to hear that," Mr. Neuhaus said. "There's no way a Cardinal Ratzinger or a Pope John Paul II represents a rolling back of Vatican II. They are looking to the future. In an interview with Catholic New York, newspaper of the New York a~chdiocese, the cardinal said he receIves many letters from U.S. laypersons, mainly those in "deep loyalty" to the Holy See. .Many letters were received, he saId,. on the controversial case involVing theologian Father Charles Curran, disciplined for his views ~hen ~eaching theology at Cathohc University. Letters, he noted, are beginning to arrive in connection with the AIDS statement issued in December by the administrative board of the U.S. Catholic Conference. Although the cardinal declined to express a personal opinion on the _statement's stand on use of condoms, he was voluble on the subject of AI DS itself. "There must be fidelity to the church's moral teaching on sexual behavior, which in this case coincides with the best medical advice," he said. "We have a great duty to renew our moral education to help people understand that Christian teaching is not arbitrary or antiquated. It is not a teaching against the freedom of the human being, as some would contend, but instead it is the key to happiness for humanity. It is clear that the Christian way of life is the way of reason also." Second, the cardinal added, the church must provide "compassionate care" to those who have been stricken with AIDS. "We must be near those who are suffering," he said. He said it is essential to explain the relationship between human suffering and the crucified Christ. He also pointed out that in the absence, for the time being, of a cure for AIDS, it is spiritual help that provides victims with their only real assistance. "That is why, we must be there," he said, "to be near them with our hearts and with all our love."

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They may know us better than "It was (he), more than any other man, who turned nighttime we know ourselves. After all, we television into a mindless expe- don't have to watch their ads rience, full of crime, cowboys and but we do. Neither do we have to buy the products they push - but comedies." This'lefthanded compliment to we do. Otherwise, to cite but one a famous TV mogul now gone the example, the 14 (or is it 44?) spot way of all flesh was written in 1967 commercials crammed into every by Milton Viorst, a Washington- televised professional football game would not be worth the astronombased writer. If I had read Viorst's article ical sums which accrue to the then, it probably would nof have owners of the contending teams. made much of an impression, for You have to sell a lot of toothpaste, razor blades and detergents at that time I never had much occasion to look at television. By to come up with this kind of coincidence, however, I came across money. the article when, as an ambulatory This reference to football prompts hospital patient, I had nothing but me to admit, with some embartime on my hands and, not being rassment, that up to this point I in the mood to put it to construc- have only been kidding, in the tive use, found myself almost liter- main, about the mediocrity of telally glued to my rented TV, morn- evision. I now wish to take all or at ing, noon and night. least some of it back. I am currently reminded of that After all, an industry willing to experience because, due to a tem- televise 14 - or was it 44 or 64? porary eye ailment, I am not able football games over the long New to read for any length of time and Year's weekend can't be all bad. It find myself watching television more can't even be as bad as it apparthan I am accustomed to do. ently tries to be and certainly apI find myselfagreeing with Viorst's pears to be during those occacriticism of commercial television sional breaks which unexpectedly - up to a point. occur between the end of one game The programs themselves, with and the beginning of another. notable exceptions, are bad enough, In brief, televised football is perbut it is the incessant commercials haps the greatest thing to have that really break the camel's back. come along since the end of the It is clear that the bright boys on Roman Empire with its bread and Madison Avenue who sit around circuses. I have no way of knowing thinking up these ads - and get what its long-range impact is likely paid handsomely to do it - have to be on the stabilityofthe family. contempt for the intelligence of I do know, however, that so far as the American people. - hospital patients or convalescents

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Morgentaler had been acquitted of abortion-related charges in 1984. Catholic leaders in Canada exHowever, in October 1985, the pressed sadness over the recent Ontario Court of Appeal ordered Supreme Court decision that gives a new trial, finding fault with Canadian women unrestricted acstatements made to the jury by the cess to legal abortions. They urged judge and Morgentaler's lawyers. Parliament to reverse the effect of Morgentaler appealed the Onthe decision legislatively. tario court's ruling to the Supreme "The need for responsible politCourt, and the result was the Jan. ical action was never more urgent," 28 landmark ruling. said Archbishop James M. Hayes Only moments after it was anof Halifax, Nova Scotia, head of nounced, 200 pro-lifers, many of the Canadian bishops' conference. them Catholics, picketed Morgen"God's law condemning abortion taler's Toronto Clinic, praying and is not changed by the Supreme singing hymns in 14-degree weaCourt decision." ther. Cardinal G. Emmett Carter of "This is the blackest day in hisToronto called the court decision tory for Catholics," said one picka "disaster. eter who prayed the rosary as he "It is uncivilized," he said. "Aborwalked. tions will become commonplace... I Another Catholic picketer, June pledge that our efforts to protect Scandiffio, said she was devasted the rights of the unborn will conby the decision. "Unborn children tinue unabated." may not be sacred to the Supreme In a 5-2 decision Jan. 28, the Court, but they're sacred to God," Supreme Court said Canada's abor- she said. tion law violates the Canadian In a separate demonstratiori, Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision was similar to the' members of the pro-abortion group 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Choice were elated. Mary Gellatly, legalizing abortion nationwide. Two a spokeswoman, said she felt "totalof the court's nine justices did not· ly ecstatic" about the decision. When asked how she thought participate in the voting. the pro-lifers at the other end of Canadian law had allowed "the- the sidewalk felt, Miss Gellatly rapeutic" abortions, when ap- said, "I sympathize- with them. proved by accredited hospital com- They struggled for something they mittees, if the committees ruled really believed in and lost. that a pregnancy threatened the "I'm sorry," she added, "but a life or health of a mother. woman's right to control her own The court ruling said that sec- body comes before the rights of an tion of the Canadian Criminal unborn child." In another abortion-related matCode interfered "with 'a woman's ter, Constable David Packer, 36, a physical and bodily integrity" by policeman who refused guard duty restricting abortion. outside Dr. Morgentaler's Toronto The ruling was seen as a victory abortion clinic in April 1987, was for Dr. Henry Morgentaler, a lead- ordered to resign from the Metroing advocate of legalized abortion politan Police or face dismissal. who operated illegal abortion clinPacker has appealed the ruling ics in Toronto and Montreal. and will continue his duties pend-




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Sophomore Cheryl Sullivan of Raynham spent the recent holiday season dancing the parts of Clara Chinese Tea in the Festival Ballet of Rhode Island's presentation of "The Nutcracker." The l5-year-old honor student, who is involved in the C-C drama workshop directed by Elizabeth Figlock, has performed many other ballets with the Rhode Island Group, where she was named an apprentice last fall. She began dancing lessons at age three, winning jazz and tap competitions in Boston, New York and Pennsylvania. She started work at the Boston Repertory Ballet at age seven and has worked with the, Children's Dance Theatre, Cambridge and the Hyannis Ballet Company. Since 1982, she has studied summers at New York's J offrey Ballet School. She also studies at

the Randolph Performing Arts Center.

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For the second consecutive year, CC cheerleaders will compete in the national cheerleading championships in Orlando, Fla. In December, the squad placed fourth in the New England regional championships which qualified it for the nationals. Two weeks earlier, it finished third in all-state compe.tition and won the Southeastern regional competition held in Worcester. Last summer, the cheerleaders won the Best Cheer category at a cheerleaders' camp session at Wheaton College, Norton. They also garnered the Key to Spirit award for best team spirit. Also, Lisa Reid, Tammy Halpin and captain Amy Walsh have recently been recognized for their individual talents as cheerleaders.

Well I can't get started and I need a little motion Somebody push me and keep me moving. Over and over I got the feeling I've been knocked down my head is reeling Oh baby it's hard to get started again. Need a little fire to keep me burning Need a little sparking to keep my whole life turning. Little by little I got the notion Like a shipwrecked sailor in the ocean Oh baby It's hard to get started again. I got caught in a blind man's buff Feeling like the odd man out Nine below zero with nothing to lose Just hanging 'round the corner With these dead-end blues The late night all night dead-end blues And I can't get started need a little motion Feeling so shaky keep me from falling So come on baby can't you 'hear me calling? Over and over it doesn't seem fair Runing 'round In circles and I'm getting nowhere Oh baby hard to get started again. Over and over I got that feeling I been knocked down my head is reeling Oh baby It's so hard to get started again Written and sung by Peter Wolf. (c) 1987 by Pal-Park Music Peter Woll's latest hit "Can't Get Started" describes someone who feels down and depressed. The person is experiencing the "late night, all night, dead-end blues." He desperately needs to get his life moving again, so "somebody push me and keep me moving." All of us have times when we

feel like this. Something happens that gets us down and we just can't seem to find the motivation to get going with life. In the song's words, we feel like we are "running 'round in circles and ...getting nowhere." What can help is to establish a plan for change. One of the first steps is to call a friend and share

how we have been feeling. Taking this step can break through the loneliness that often accompanies the feeling of being down. Ask the friend to help you with your plan. Each of us has the responsibility for what our life becomes, but having support can make the difference in breaking out of the dumps. This person can also help us to be accountable for following through on what we say we will do. As for the plan itself, put emphasis on your physical self. As we generate activity for our bodies, our feelings are affected. Commit yourself to at least two 30minute exercise periods a week. Choose an exercise that you enjoy. Even walking can have many positive physical and emotional effects. Also watch what you are eating. Dealing with stress or depression takes much energy out of our bodies, perhaps one of the reasons that we find it "hard to get started." Avoid junk food and eat nutritiously. As part of your plan, make a promise to do one special thing for yourself in a week's time. This is not a reward for sticking to your plan, but a simple way of adding joy to your life. The special thing you do for yourself need not be expensive, but it should be a treat, something special through which you show kindness toward yourself. If these practical steps fail to relieve the feeling of being down, contact a professional counselor. Your life is too important to be wasted on the "dead-end" blues. Such a professional will work with you to rediscover the spark that makes you your best self. Your comments are always welcome. Address Charlie Martin. 1218 S. Rotherwood Ave., Evansville, IN 47714.

St. Anne's School, Fall River The community at St. Anne's School, Fall River, is observing Catholic Schools Week, which has as its national theme "Catholic Schools Share the Spirit." Monday was "Share the Spirit in Prayer" day. Classes prayed for each other, making prayer cards for the offertory procession at a Wednesday liturgy and giving them to the classes for which they were made after the Mass. "Share the Spirit in Talent" was

Bisho,p Stang The recently established council at Bishop Stang High Schol, North Dartmouth, hosted Stang's Homecoming post-game reception and sponsored a holiday social. The group meets at7 p.m. each first Thursday in the school library. New members are welcome and may obtain information from director of alumni affairs Joan (Kosinski) Dias, class of '65, 993-8959.

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Stang's first alumni directory will be published in August, listing all known livingalumni alphabetically, geographically and by class year. Alumni will receive biographical update questionnaires this month.

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The school's pioneer class of 1963 is planning its 25th reunion for July 16 at Thad's restaurant, New Bedford. About a dozen class members have not yet been located. If you are one of them, please contact the alumni office.

Tuesday's theme. Older students displayed their individual talents, including art, poetry and dance, to those in lower grades. "Share the Spirit in Love" day was Wednesday, when the school family Mass was celebrated. Grandparents, parents and friends were invited to yesterday's "Share the Spirit in Creativity" day. Art work was on display and students performed for their guests. Today is "Share the Spirit in the Future" day, with students dressing for the careers they hope to have. Compositions and artwork about careers 'will be. on display.

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The annual school science fair for grades six through eight will be held Feb. 23. Winning students will represent the school in an upcoming regional science fair.

Dominican Academy Dominican Academy, Fall River, kicked off its Catholic Schools Week celebration with a Mass celebrated by Father Richard W. Beaulieu, director of the Diocesan Department of education. The liturgy included a recommitment service for teachers. Activities to celebrate the week, which ends tomorrow, included sports, talent and friendship days and a visit by "streetsinger" Stephen Baird.

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A school science fair will be held Monday and Tuesday. Open house will be Tuesday at 7 p.m.

What's on your mind? Q. I have a serious problem about the future. It really scares me because I don't think it will work out right. I enjoy living in the past because I have lots of nice memories. I hate to think about the future at all, but I do. I wish I could learn to live in the present. Can you help me? (Oregon) A. First please study carefully the following invented worry and disaster schedule for the coming week: Sunday will be a good day for you to worry yourself sick about the AIDS epidemic. Doctors have used needles to give you injections and one of them may not have been thoroughly sterilized. Monday meditate frequently on the 200 nuclear bombs that Russia might drop on the United States and you before the end of this year. Tuesday devote yourselfto sweating about the coming economic collapse of the entire world and of your hometown in particular. Wednesday worry all day long


Tuesday stroll through a huge supermarket. Look at all that wonderful food. Wednesday will be a good day to ponder the fact that no nuclear bombs have been dropped on people since 1945. That's 43 yea'rs, almost half a century. Resolve on this day to do what you now can to promote an authentic peace, without any bombs. Thursday think how opportunities for education have multiplied. Friday ask yourself how many people, especially senior citizens, are now less lonely and bored because they have radios and TV sets. Saturday consult your dad or granddad about whether there are now more opportunities for youth to participate in sports. Does the world and your life in particular look a little brighter with this happy week schedule? Does it tempt you to live in the present more often?

about your mental health and your coming psychological collapse. Thursday fuss and fume about all the earthquakes that have been in the news lately. When will youknow-who be swallowed up by a splitting earth? , Friday get yourself in a stew about how you never will be able to graduate from high school and get into college and then get a good job. Saturday will be an' excellent day to worry about the,end of the world. Better not plan anything for Sunday. Bishop Connolly High School, There now, you can make yourself unhappy for an entire week. Fall River, recently announced four additions to its sports program. Should you wish a brighter alterWinter track for young men and native, please examine this second young women, a ski team and a schedule. It's for a happy week. sailing team will be incorporated Sunday will be a fine time to into the program this academic year. consider the many support groups A girls' soccer team will be added in the United States that didn't in the fall. even exist 50 years ago. Can you Connolly principal Father Stename five? phen F. Dawber, SJ, said the ski Monday stop in a drugstore and and sailing teams were students' view all the medicines that can ideas. "There has been a lot of cure you of just about whatever .enthusiasm generated for both." ails you. he said.

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Area Religious Broadcasting The following television and radio programs originate in the diocesan viewing and listening area. Their listings normally do not vary from week to week. They will be presented in the Anchor the first Friday of each month and will reflect any cl'!anges that may be made. Please clip and retain for reference. On TV perspective 6 p. m. each Thursday, Fall River and New Bedford Each Sunday, II :.00 a.m Cable Channel 13. WLNE, Channel 6. Diocesan Television Mass. "Spirit and the Bride," a talk show with William Larkin. 6 Portuguese Masses from Our p.m.. Monday. cable channel Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 35. New Bedford: 12:15 p.m. each Sunday on radio station WJ FDFM,7 p.m. each Sunday on television Channel 20. Portuguese Masses from Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Anthony of Lisbon parishes, Taunton: 7 p.m. each Sunday and 6 p.m. each Monday on cable channel 27. "Confluence," I 0:30 a.m. each Sunday on'Channel6, is a panel program moderated by Truman Taylor and having as permanent participants Father Peter N. Graziano, diocesan director of social services; Right Rev. George Hunt, Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Is~nd, and Rab~ Baruch Korff. "The Beat," produced by Building Block Ministries of Taunton and aired on cable channels in Taunton, Easton, Raynham and North Attleboro, features videos from and information on contemporary Christian rock artists. Check local listings for times and dates. Mass 9:30 a.m. Monday to Friday, W FXT, Channel 25. "Breakthrough" 8 a.m. each Sunday. Channel 10. a program on the power of God to touch . lives. produced by the Pastoral Theological Institute of Hamden. Conn .• "Maryson," a family' puppet show with moral and spiritual

On Radio "Be Not Afraid," 15 minutes of music and Gospel message hosted by Father James M. Fitzpatrick, parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist parish, Attleboro, is heard at 8 a.m. Sundays on station WARA, 1320 AM. The Catholic clergy of the Attleboro area sponsor the program. Charismatic programs with Father John Randall are aired from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through 'Friday on station WRIB. 1220 AM; Mass is broadcast at I p.m. each Sunday. "Topic Religion," presented by two priests. a rabbi and a Protestant minister. is broadcast at 6:06 a.m. and 9:06 p.m. each Sunday on station WEEI Boston, 590 AM. Programs of Catholic interest are broadcast at the following times on station WROL Boston. 950 AM: Monday through Friday 9, 9:15, 11:45 a.m.; 12:15, 12:30. I p.m. A Polish-language rosary hour, conducted by Father Justin. is broadcast at 1:30 p.m. Sundays on station WALE, 1400 AM. A Polish-language Mass is heard from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. every Sunday on station WICE, 550 a.m.

FILM RATIN GS A-I Approved for Children and Adults Cinderella

A-2 Approved for Adults and Adolescents Baby Boom Batteries Not Included Cry Freedom Dark Eyes The Dead

Empire of the Sun Harry and the Hendersons Housekeeping Jean de Florette

La Bamba like Father like Son The Princess Bride The Whales of August

A-3 Approved for Adults Only Date With an Angel Dirty Dancing The Family Fire and Ice Flowers in the Attic For Keeps Gaby - A True Story Hello Again Hope and Glory

House of Games The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Made in Heaven Manon of the Spring Matewan Melo Moonstruck No Way Out

Planes. Trains and Automobiles Suspect Teen Wolf Too Three Men and a Baby Throw Momma from the Train The Wannsee Conference

A-4 Separate Classification (Separate classification is given to certain films which while not morally offensive, require some analysis and explanation as a protection against wrong interpretation and false conclusions) Broadcast News Ironweed Deadline Nuts Good Morning, Vietnam The Sicilian

Walker Wall Street

O-Morally Offensive Braddock: Missing in Action III Cross My Heart Fatal Attraction

The Hidden Less than Zero Overboard Patti Rocks

Prince of Darkness Someone to Watch Over Me Surrender Too Outrageous!

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tv, movie news Symbols following film reviews indicate both general and Catholic Films Office ratings, which. do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for general viewing; PG-13-parental guidance strongly suggested for children under 13; PG-parental guidance suggested; R-restricted, unsuitable for children or young teens. Catholic ratings: AI-approved for children and adults; A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3-approved for adults only; 4-separate classification (given films not morally offensive which, however, require some analysis and explanation); O-morally offensive. Catholic ratings for television movies are those of the movie house versions of the films.

NOTE Please check dates and times of television and radio programs against local list· ings, which may differ from the New York network schedules supplied to The Anchor.

New Films "For Keeps" (Tri-Star) - Romantic melodrama about two high school seniors (Molly Ringwald and Randall Batinkoff) whose plans for college and careers have to be deferred when they decide to face an unintended pregnancy by getting married and raising their child. Less than realistic but emotionally on the side of the miracle

of human life and the value of the family bond. Some direct sexual references and a harrowing childbirth scene. A3, PG 13 "Braddock: Missing in Action III" (Cannon) - Brutal sequel in . which Col. Jim Braddock (Chuck Norris) returns to Vietnam, this time to rescue his Vietnamese wife he presumed was killed in the fall of Saigon, his son and a terrorized group of Amerasian children. Threadbare plot serves only as a pretext for estravagant mayhem. excessive violence. O,R "Melo" (European Classica) Dated French period piece about a tragic love affair in which the wife of a mediocre pianist falls in love with his best friend. Based on Henry Bernstein's 1929 play, this movie includes stylized acting and theatrical effects that some may find needlessly affected and remote. Mature subject and treatment. A3, no Motion Picture Association of America rating. Religious TV Sunday, Feb. 7 (CBS) - "For Our Times" - A report on legal services for the poor featuring an interview with Sister Annette Debs, a lawyer who has established the Community Law Center in Santa Ana, Calif. Religious Radio Sunday, Feb. 7 (NBC) - Jesuit Father Joseph Dirr, director of the Jesuit Office for Faith and Justice, discusses the morality of Wall Street.

Clergy on soap opera discuss AIDS NEW YORK (NC) - In an apparently unprecedented. happening, a Catholic priest, two Protestant ministers and a rabbi will offer counsel about community response to AIDS in an episode of the ABC-TV soap opera "All My Children." Filming of their scenes took place in the show's New York studios Feb. I. Broadcast was scheduled for Feb. II. Their basic message, in the words of the priest, Atonement Father James J. Gardiner, was that a person with the disease is "living with AIDS, not dying with AI DS," and that ministers throughout the nation can help people face the realities of this thus far incurable disease. The clergy appearing on the program are introduced with their own names and titles, and present their own views. Actors appearing with them had comments and questions written in the script, but the wording of clergy responses was left·up to them. "The best reward of all this is to be able to give a credible impression that the religious community is seriously concerned about this disease and seriously concerned that people get compassionate care," said Father Gardiner, an associate at St. Joseph Church in Greenwich Village, in an interview.' . He and the other clergy who appeared speculated that their appearance on the nationwide show would enable them to reach more people in one day than all of them combined might reach through the rest of their careers. Agnes Nixon, creator of "All

My Children" and a Catholic who studied drama at The Catholic University of America in Washington, introduced an AIDS theme into the plot last September with a character, Cindy Anderson, played by actress Ellen Wheeler, contracting the disease from her husband, a drug user who died of it. . The idea for putting real-life clergy on the soap opera emerged after Mrs. Nixon, a friend of Father Philip Murnion, director of the National Pastoral Life Center in New York, viewed a tape of a national teleconference on AIDS ministry produced by Father Murnion last October. Father Gardiner was among teleconference participants. He described a Manhattan-based interfaith coalition of some 60 people, mostly ordained, who work through an AIDS resource center to offer ministries to people with AIDS and their families and friends. Mrs. Nixon decided that introducing some real clergy into the story-line of "All My Children" to talk about dealing with AIDS and overcoming ignorance, fear and prejudice would ",impress viewers more" than actors making the same points.

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F AMILY LIFE CENTER, N. DARTMOUTH New Bedford deanery meets Monday, Priests' study day 10 a.m. Tuesday. Bishop Stang High Schooljuniors' retreat day Wednesday. Divorced/ separated group meets Wednesday evening. ST. PATRICK, WAREHAM Six parishioners will attend a girls' ECHO retreat this weekend. Junior CYO meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Room I; video night; bring soda and snacks. CAPE IRISH CHILDREN'S PROGRAM Families needed to host children ages 10 through 12 from wartorn Belfast, Northern Ireland, for six summer weeks on Cape Cod; information P.O. Box 46, Centerville 02632. DOMINICAN LAJTY, FR Service and meeting 2 to 4 p. m. Feb. 14, Dominican Academy, 37 Park St. D of I, NB Daughters of Isabella meeting 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, Park St. ' DCCW, DISTRICT FIVE Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Cape Cod and Islands district council meeting 2 p.m. Feb. 14, St. Anthony's Church, E. Falmouth; guest speaker: Barbara Tobin.

CATHEDRAL CAMP, E. FREETOWN St. Richard's, Sterling, youth retreat tomorrow and Sunday. Emmaus tonight through Sunday. LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO Tomorrow's services include 2 p. m. Marian devotions and 3 p.m. Benediction. SPIRIT OF JESUS PRA YER GROUP, HYANNIS Life in the Spirit seminar beginning March I; information: 394-2061. .ORDER OF THE ALHAMBRA Fall River's Leon Caravan will participate in a region one council meeting tonight, Our Lady of Grace parish hall, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea; Mass at 8 p.m. SECULAR FRANCISCANS, POCASSET St. Francis of the Cape fraternity meeting 2 p.m. Feb. 14, St. John the Evangelist parish center, Pocasset; Father Edwin Dirig, OFM, will celebrate Mass and speak; information' and rides: Robert Collyer, 563-2654, Upper Cape; Dorothy Williams, 3944094, Middle and Lower Cape. ST. PIUS X, S, YARMOUTH Noon coffee hour followed by I p.m. Women's Guild meeting Tuesday; guest speaker: Diocesan Council of Catholic Women International Affairs chairwoman Hilda Dagenais. MT. CARMEL, SEEKONK Unconfirmed adults wishing to receive the sacrament invited to meet with Father Thomas C. Mayhew 8 p. m. Thursdays, church meeting room. Parish ministry day with De!lcon James Meloni 1:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, parish center; all involved in parish service welcome; Attleboro area Birthright thanks Women's Guild members and other parishioners for support.

HOLY GHOST, ATTLEBORO First Friday Masses 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Maria Bridges is a new liturgy board member. ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, ATTLEBORO Catechists' workshop 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, school. SEPARATED AND DIVORCED, ATTLEBORO Attleboro area support group for separated and divorced Catholics meeting 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Mark Church, Attleboro Falls; information: 699-8078. ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT Catholic Shcools Week activities at the parish school included a visit from a storyteller, Hat and Pin and Rainbow days, grade-level sharing and Teacher Appreciation Day. ST. JAMES, NB CY0 Council meeting 7 p. m. T uesday, parish center. WEBA SPEAKER Women Exploited By Abortion area director Chris Spoor available to speak to religious education classes and other groups; information: Mary Ann Booth, 636-4903. ROSES FOR LIFE Long stemmed silk roses available from Massachusetts Citizens for Life New Bedford chapter at Sacred Heart parish, Fall River, weekend of Feb. 13. O.L. ASSUMPTION, OSTERVILLE Bible study 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, church hall. Guild meeting I p.m. Tuesday. HOLY NAME, FR Rectory open house 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. A Mass was among activities recognizing Catholic Schools' Week. Adult parishioners wishing to be confirmed should contact the rectory, 679-6732. ST.JOHN THE EVANGELIST, POCASSET First Saturday Mass 8 a.m. tomorrow; rosary recitation follows. Parish council meeting Tuesday evening. ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, SWANSEA Ladies of Ste. Anne Sodality meeting 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, parish hall.



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ST. MARY, SEEKONK Children's Mass 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14. Adult Bible discussion 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Renewal of marriage vows at all Masses Feb. 13 and 14. Women's Guild meeting 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, parish center. SACRED HEART, FR Parish men welcome to First Friday Mass 6 tonight; supper follows, with speaker Father William W. Norton, a native son now pastor of St. Patrick parish, Fall River. ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN Parish council mets Feb. 9. Family Mass 9:30 a.m. Sunday. First Friday Mass 7 tonight; Sacred Hearts Association meeting follows Mass. ST. STANISLAUS, FR Tuesday was Social Awareness day at the parish school; speakers addressed topics including the elderly, homeless and handicapped. Grandparents' day today with tea and talent show I to 2: 15 p. m. Holy Rosar sodality 1:15 p.m. Sunday, school. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN School advisory committee meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday, school. liturgical commission meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, rectory. Workshop for parish ministers 1:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 14, school. Children's choir 9:30 a.m., Sunday. Bible study 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. Adult Forum 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Legion of Mary 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. CHRIST THE KING, COTUIT/MASHPEE Catholic Women's club meeting and Valentine luncheon I:30 p.m. Feb. 10; speaker: author M.S. Corbo. ST. JOSEPH, NB Prayer group Bible study 7 p.m. Feb. 10; meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 17. Lenten program (video series by Anthony de Mello, SJ) begins 7 p. m. Feb. 24. ST. ELIZABETH SETON, N. FALMOUTH Charismatic prayer group meets 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. First Saturday rosary in honor of Our Lady of Fatima after 9 a.m. Mass tomorrow. Women's Guild-sponsored Food for the Needy drive this weekend; members will receive donations at all Masses. O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE First Saturday rosary and consecration to Mary 8:40 a.m. tomorrow. U1treya 7:30 tonight, religious education center. Religious education teachers' brunch follows noon Mass Sunday(new date). Guild members will join II :30 a.m. Monday sisterhood meeting at Cape Cod Synagogue; regular Guild meeting follows, OLV parish center. Vincentian meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday. HOLY ROSARY, TAUNTON Prayer group meeting Feb. 18. CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH First Friday Mass 5 tonight, St. Theresa's Chapel, Sagamore. ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA Men interested in being part of an all-male prayer group are asked to call Frank Sullivan, 379-0062, after 6 p.m. Healing service and Mass with Father William T. Babbitt 2 p.m. Feb. 21, center. First Friday day of devotion concludes with 7 p.m. holy hour.

O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER To celebrate Scout Sunday this weekend, scouts will attend 8:30 a.m. Mass. Organizational meeting for divorced and separated parishioners interested in forming a support group 7 p.m. Sunday, lower church. Ladies' Guild board meeting 9:30 a.m. Tuesday; regular meeting I I a.m. same day. Religious education teachers' evening of recoJlection 7: 30 p. m. Thursday. Ultreya meeting 7:30 Feb. 12, lower church. Engaged couples' blessing rite at 10 a.m. Mass Feb. 14. Parish liturgy workshop with Father Lawrence Madden, SJ, 2p.m. Feb. 14. Men'sClub7:30p.m. Feb. 23, lower church. ST. ANNE, FR Cub Scout-Mass 10 a.m. Sunday, church; Blue and Gold banquet follows, school auditorium. NOTRE DAME, FR Cub Scouts will attend the 9 a.m. Mass Sunday; communion breakfast follows, hall. Parish school celebration of Catholic Schools Week included a rededication ceremony for students, faculty, and parents, a Teacher Appreciation Day and a collection of items to benefit children at an area homeless shelter. "The Gathering" meeting 7 tonight features screening of "Ecce Homo."

Methodists, Catholics discuss death, dying HOUSTON (NC) - Catholics and Methodists worked to develop a common document on death and dying during the third session of a recent six-part dialogue on these issues in Houston. "We are arriving at a common language," said Catholic Bishop Joseph P. Delaney of Fort Worth, Texas, one of the 16-member dialogue team. Bishop Delaney is a Fall River native. "Areas of divergence remain to be explored," he said, but "by the end of the next meeting we ought to have a clear direction." Bishop Delaney cochairs the dialogue with United Methodist Bishop Ben Oliphint. Participants in the dialogue heard several papers on death and dying issues, including one which called for the group to produce a Christian version of the "living will," a statement by an individual about how much medical care he wants should he become unable to make his or her own decisions. The next session ofthe dialogue, cosponsored by the ecumenical offices of the U.S. bishops and the United Methodist Church, has been slated for March 6-8 in New Orleans. Previous Catholic-Methodist dialogues have resulted in joint statements on holiness and spirituality in the ordained ministry and on eucharistic belief and practices in the two churches. ~ ~



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