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VOL. 24, NO. 7

FALL RIVER, MASS., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1980

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CAMDEN, N.J. (NC) - In a column commemorating February as Catholic Press Month, Bishop George H. Guilfoyle of Camden said, "a strong Catholic press is most important for carrying out the church's mission today." The bishop's column, titled "In the service of Truth," app'eared in the Catholic Star Herald, newspaper of the Camden Diocese. Bishop Guilfoyle said the Catholic press "has as its primary purpose the church's mission of evangelization, the :;>roclamation of the Gospel through ongoing information and instruction, encouraging personal faith commitment and helping to mold a viable, active Catholic public opinion." He added that "it is of particular interest to recall here the words of Pope John Paul II in his recent message for the 1980 World Day of Peace - I refer to his emphasis on the great importance of communicating truth and the insiduous threat to peace which is the result of Turn to Page Three

WASHINGTON (NC) - Bishop Thomas Kelly, general secretary of the U.S. Catholic Conference, has denied that the U.S. bishops took their neutral position on a request by the Census Bureau for church help in counting illegal immigrants because they were not guaranteed anything in return. Charles Keely of the Population Council, author of two books on U.S. immigration policy, had said one of the reasons the bishops took the neutral stand on the Census Bureau request was that there was no offer by the Carter administration of amnesty or consistent enforcement policies for the illegal aliens. "I know it on good authority. I was among the advisers," Keely said at a seminar on U.~. immigration policies sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee. The bishops took their neutral position at their meeting last November after being asked for help by the Census Bureau as part of efforts to insure an accurate count. The bishops were reluctant to offer aid to the bureau out of concern that information about illegal aliens might lead to the aliens' arrest and deportation. Some individual dioceses are lending limited cooperation. "The bishops for some time have been after . . . some form of amnesty and more consistent guidelines and enforcement policies for the illegal immigrants," Keely said. "It is not that the bishops had any doubt about the integrity of the census officials when promising that they will not pass the information to immigration authorities," said another seminar speaker, Loy Bilderbock, a historian and migration researcher from Fresno, Calif. Bishop Kelly, USCC general secretary, while saying that the bishops long have wanted amnesty for the illegal immigrants, said the decision of neutrality on the Census Bureau request was not related. "It is true that the USCC strongly favors such a program (of amnesty), but while the possibility of a so-called trade-off with the Census Bureau on this Turn to Page Six

Kung cancels his lectures TUBINGEN, West Germ.any (NC) - Father Hans Kung has announced cancellation of his lectures at the University of Tubingen for the rest of the current school term. Until his announcement last week he had continued teaching in defiance of a Vatican decree in mid-December declaring that he could "no longer be considered a Catholic theologian" or teach as one. Father Kung said he quit teaching because of "deep disappointment" with a six-page public statement by his fellow theology professors in which they withdrew their support for him. Their statement said Father Kung had caused "a crisis in the German church" and the controversy has "hurt the theological faculty" at Tubingen. The December decree, issued with papal approval by the VatiTurn to Page Six

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~.~--.. VALENTINE BILLBOARD in Appleton, Wise. offers an appropriate thought for the day. (NC Photo)

,Electronic Church' studied By Tracy Early NEW YORK (NC)-A different type of spotlight shone on Pat Robertson, Oral Roberts, Rex Humbard, Robert Schuller and other stars of religious television broadcasting when they came under critical focus during a two-day conference on the growing phenomenon of the "electronic church," Some 200 Protestants and Catholics from across the United States and some foreign countries gathered for a concentrated look at the t.rend in religious broadcasting which those famous television evangelists represent. But not everyone agreed on exactly what "electronic church" meant. 路For some, it was simply all religious broadcasting on radio and television. But conference sponsors like the Rev. William Fore, director of the National Council of Church's Communication Commission, defined it as "those programs that present a preacher and a religious service . . . aimed at creating a strong, loyal group of followers to that preacher and service." The NeC commission organized the event, jointly sponsored by the Department of Communication of the U.S. Catholic Conference, the North American Region of the World Association of

Christian Communication, Unda USA (the Catholic broadcasting association) and New York University. The conference occurred shortly after President Carter had visited the annual meeting of the National Religious Broadcasters in Washington, and later invited several of its key personalities to breakfast at the White House. "Carter knows where the power is," commented Bishop Norbert F. Gaughan, auxiliary of Greensburg, Pa., at one conference session. Bishop Gaughan, chairman of the USCC Department of Communication, moderated the session addressed by the Rev. Pat Robertson, founder of Christian Broadcasting Network (OBN) in

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Virginia Beach, Va., and host of its daily talk show, The 700 Club. In response to one question, Mr. Robertson said he had no "political agenda" for 1980, ex路 cept to ask people to pray for the nation as it might face a possible economic depression and a war in the Middle East. Many conference participants said they felt uneasy about the growing audiences - and financial support - of television personalities like the Rev. Jerry Falwell of Lynchburg, Va., who heads the Old Time Gospel Hour radio broadcast and is an outspoken political conservative. Perhaps a deeper and more pervasive concern, sometimes seen as a threat, was the effect of the electronic church as a competitor with Catholic and mainline 路Protestant churches. Though all the more prominent figures of the electronic church are Protestant, Catholics said they were learning that members of their parishes tuned in to the electronic church - and also sent in contributions. The Rev. Robert Schuller, television host of "The Hour of Power" broadcast from his Garden City, Calif. church, and the Rev. Ben Armstrong, NRB director, denied that the electronic church weakened local churches. Turn to Page Six


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WASHINGTON (NC)-President Jimmy Carter said he prays daily "for those who despise us," including the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khonmeini and the militants holding American hostages in Iran. In a speech last week to the National Prayer Breakfast, Carter urged people to list by name those "against whom we are alienated" and say "God, I pray for that person, or those people."

NEW YORK (NC)-A priest representing the Omaha chapter of Pax Christi and a San Francisco Catholic woman are among 49 Americans in Iran at the invitatio.n of Iranian students holding American hostages for an "intensive dialogue" about the Iranian revolution.

WASHINGTON (NC)-A coalition of labor, religious and civil rights organizations, including the U.S. Catholic Conference, has expressed "severe disappointment" with President Carter's decision to delay implementation of full employment goals approved by Congress one year ago. ",Full employment . . . should not be set aside for other political or economic goals," said 'Bishop Thomas Kelly, usec general secretary.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (NC)~Paul Blanshard, whose books attacking the,Catholic Church aroused national controversy, has died at a Catholic hospital in St. Petersburg. He was 87.

I'LL BE COMING TO SEE YOU, Pope John Paul II seems to be saying to this infant as he admires him during a special audience for Africans in ~ome. The pope took the occasion to announce a planned trip to the African continent later this year. (NC Photo)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NC)-The Sisters' Council of the Green Bay Diocese has voted to support a boycott of the -Campbell Soup Company and has recommended that schools drop their participation in the company'~ "labels for education" program in support of a boycott protesting treatment of the migrant workers who harvest the company's tomato crops.

DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER BISHOP'S OFFICE

DIIOCESE OF FALL RIVER 1980 Lenten Regulations

February 16-17, 1980 Dearly beloved in Christ, The holy season of Lent will commence on this coming Wednesday with the blessing of ashes and their imposition on the forehead of each of us. Our reception of this revered sacramental is an outward sign of our need for repentance. As we are marked with blessed ashes, we pledge ourselves to "turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel." (Mark 1:15) This is Lent, a season of spiritueil renewal through penance and sacrifice. In recent days, energy crises, fuel shortages and the serious d.epletion of many of our natural resources have underscored the need for a spirit of sacrifice on the part of each of us. If a change of heart is needed in our relationship to nature and its precious resources, how much more urgently is heartfelt change needed in our relationship with Almighty God and with one another. This is the purpose of Lent: a season of grace which seeks to lead us to a complete change of heart so that we may more fully dwell in unity with God, with our brothers and sisters and, yes, with the world of nature itself which the good Lord entrusted to our stewardship. I urge one and all to undertake appropriate acts of penance and selfdenial during the Lenten season. Offer your sacrifices for the intention of peace in the world, a worthy concern indeed, especially in view of recent global events. As Shepherd of the Flock of God in this portion of the Lord's Vineyard, the Diocese of Fall River, I earnestly pray that Lent, 1980, will be a most fruitful and enriching one for all of us. Devotedly yours in Christ,

Bishop of Fall River

1. LAW OF FAST a. Those who are twenty-one years of age, but not yet fifty-nine years of age, are obliged to observe the law of fast. b. On days of fast, those bound by the law are limited to a single full meal. This meal is meatless. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one's needs, however together these meals should not equal another full meal. l~. There are two prescribed days of fast: Ash Wednesday (February 20) and Good Friday (April 4). 2.

LAW OF ABSTINENCE a. Those who are fourteen years of age and older are obliged to observe the law of abstinence. b. On days of abstinence, those bound by the law abstain from meat. e. On all Fridays of Lent, abstinence is prescribed. This, of course, includes Good Friday. Abstinence is also prescribed on Ash Wednesday. 3. LENTEN DISCIPLINE a. No Catholic will hold himself or herself lightly excused from the law of fast and abstinence. Commenting upon the mitigated Lenten regulations promulgated several years ago by the Holy Father, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in the United States noted: "The obligation to do penance is a serious one; the obligation to observe, as a, whole or 'substantially,' the penitential days specified by the Church is also llerious." b. Lent is a most appropriate time for the v~luntary practice of self-denial or personal penance. This may be physical mortification, temperance, or such works as Christian charity and witness.


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Unity urgf~d on Hispan:ics Father Charles Soto, OFM, director of the Greater New Bedford Hispanic apostolate, represented the Fall River d:.ocese at a meeting of the Northeast Conference of the Spanish-Speaking Apostolate held in San Antonio Texas. Its theme was the promotion of Hispanic Catholic unity in the United States. Keynote speaker for the fourday meeting was Archbislmp Patricio Flores of San Antonio, who stressed the need for unity and also asked delegatE~s to encourage cooperation with the forthcoming U.S. census. Carmela Lacayo of the Democratic National Committee discussed Hispanic political power, pointing out that 25 to 40 percent of American Cathlolics are Hispanic.

Bishop protests, leaves Rhodesia SALISBURY, Rhodesia (NC)Bishop Donal Lamont of Umtali said he is leaving Rhodesia because authorities are rE!stricting his rights. The bishop criticized authorities for asking him to reapply for citizenship. Irish-born Bishop Lamont, 69, came to Rhodesia 34 years ago as a mi:ssionary and became a citizen. A strong defender of black rights, he was a major critic of the white-minority government which split from British rule in 1965. He was stripped of his citizenship and expelled in 1977 by the white-minority government which claimed he was sympathetic to black guerrillas. Bishop Lamont said he plans to discuss his case in Rome with Vatican officials. He has received strong Vatican support in the past.

(necrolo~iYJ March 1 Rev. James F. Masterson, 1906, Founder, St. 路Patril~k, Somerset Rt. Rev. Peter L. D. Robert, P.R., 1948, Pastor, Notre Dame, Fall River March 2 Rev. James J. Brady, 1941, Pastor, St. Kilian, New Bedford Rev. Antonio Berub,e, 1936, Pastor, St. Joseph, Attleboro Rev. Tarcisius Dreesen, SS. CC., 1952, Monastery Sacred Heart, Fairhaven Rev. Alphonse Gauthier, 1962, Pastor, Sacred Heart, New Bedford Rev. J. Orner Lussier, 1970, Pastor, Sacred Heart, North Attleboro March 3 Rt. Rev. Timothy P. Sweeney, LL.D., 1960, pastor, Holy Name, New Bedford March 6 Rev. John W. Quid!:, 1932, Founder, St. Joseph, T~Lunton Rev. Bernard P. Connolly, S.S., 1932, 5t. Charles College, Maryland

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Concert set at cathedral The latest in a series of Chapel Concerts will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. Featuring Ann Danis as violin soloist, the program will offer baroque music for strings and harpsichord, including sonatas by Loeillet, Telemann and Handel and trio sonatas by Boismortier and J. S. Bach. There will be no admission charge. In addition to Miss Danis, performers will be John Gomes, violin; Ruth Trexler, cello; and Kerry Carlin, harpsichord. Ann Danis, active in area music circles, is conductor of the BMC Durfee High School Orchestra in Fall River and a

PRAYER for the release of the Iranian hostages is continuous during school hours at St. Joseph's School, New Bedford. Faculty and students take turns in prayer at this shine from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each school day.

St. Anne sisters reaffirm hospital commitment At a provincial chapter meeting held at their Dighton provincial house, the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation made the following statement concerning their commitment to St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River: In this our jubilee year we, the members of the provincial chapter of the United States province of the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation (representing Sisters from Washington and India), wish to reaffirm the commitment made by our sisters who founded St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River in 1905. For 75 years the sisters of St. Anne's Hospital have provided the community of the greater Fall River area with services in the highest tradition of a Catholic hospital. We are convinced that the witness of the Catholic philosophy of respect for life is absolutely indispensable in this day and age, and it is our firm intention to continue to serve the public in an innovative, communitarian and family-oriented manner. As we invest our own resources and accept gratefully the generous support of the

diocese and of the general public in our rebuilding and wish to reaffirm publicly as a body our total commitment . to St. Anne's Hospital in its service to the community and the diocese of Fall River.

MUSIC AT THE CATHEDRAL Sunday, Feb. 17 Study Days 1-3 P.M. Choral Liturgy SATURDAYS FEBRUARY 16th "Acclamations, Responses, .. Hymns" 10:00 A.M. Improving Participation For Young Organists .. Pianists GLENN GIUTTARI Baroque Violin FEBRUARY 23rd "Liturgy Planning For Musicians" Recital REV. WilLIAM CAMPBELL 3 P.M. To Register Contact ANN DANIS, Soloist

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Press vital Continued from Page One the manipulation of the truth." The bishop noted that the Catholic press "is called to be a messenger of light and hope, called to speak the truth of Christ as it is embodied in him and his church." He added, "As we assess the real and potential value of the Catholic press in our day, I believe we are faced with a truly desirable goal which must affect all of us in the diocesan community: that our diocesan newspaper be received and read each week in every Catholic home in the diocese."

strings specialist in the music department of the city'S public schools. Ruth Trexler is principal cellist of the Fall River and Cape Cod symphonies and like Miss Danis is in the Fall River public schools music department. John Gomes, a student of Miss Danis, is a sophomore at BMC Durfee High School and concertmaster for the high school orchestra and string ensemble and for the Fall River String Ensemble. Kerry Carlin, on the music faculty at Southeastern Massachusetts University, is a candidate for a doctoral degree in music at Indiana University.

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The Limits of Enthusiasm At present this paper is running an information series on the goals and objectives of the Charismatic Renewal. A series on the Cursillo movement is now in preparation; and it is hoped that similar treatment of the Marriage Encounter program will be possible. These efforts at examining these current developments and reflections of man's hunger for the divine are offered not as a particular endorsement of a given spiritual experience but rather as an attempt to help our readers, many of whom may be unfamiliar with these movements, to be aware of current spiritual trends within the church. At present these three encounter types of spirituality have close ties with our diocesan structure. For each a priest has been assigned as special liaison between it and the diocese. Due to these priests' efforts and personal interest, organized and approved area, regional and parish meetings are held involving the Renewal, the Cursillo and the Encounter programs. It should be well noted that this liaison with the teaching church is more than necessary for several reasons. For one, it is easy to allow faddism to replace solid doctrine, to let elitism 'become dictative and to let emotion overtake reason. Throughout the history of spirituality there have been many examples of enthusiasm leading people outside the realm of the church. Such extremes are rare but individuals and groups can become so caught up in their particular expression of faith experience that they can disavow the very church that brought them to their renewal, rededication and reaffirmation. In his magnificent and timeless book, "Enthusiasm," must reading for all interested in the history of religious eJCperiences, Msgr. Ronald Knox indicates that the church has always had to cope with those who "suddenly" find Christ and'find it difficult to express' their discovery wrtliin' the traditional framework. . What has been 'observed over the centuries is provec again today. When members of a specific group concentrate on a particular expression of faith, drawing inward to a narrow and confined religious experience, they are indeed rushing headlong down a path away from the Christ they claim to have found, felt or experienced. Only by means of honest, sincere and frank discussion of the Renewal, Cursillo and Encounter can we understanc' some of the yearnings of today's hearts. Through prayerfu' reflection and objective analysis an individual can come to a personal appreciation of a particular form of growth and development. None of these groups, however, has meaning or validity outside the Body of Christ, the church. No individual should be forced by even the most subtle coercion to become a "member" of a particular movement. Such pressure reducer. what should be an opportunity for broad and vast spiritual growth to the most narrow attitude of cliche and club. Neither' Cursillo, Renewal nor Encounter should be reduced to this restrictive and restraining level. Knowing purposes and ideals while at the same time being aware of difficulties and even pitfalls, a member of the church can indeed benefit from the spirituality of these contemporary movements. But if limitations and sound teachings are ignored these same movements can become for their followers no more than sounding brass and clanging cymbals.

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'Are not two sparrows sold for next to nothing? Yet not a single sparrow falls to the ground without your Father's consent. As for you, every hair of your head has been counted; so do not be afraid of anything. You are worth more than an entire flock of sparrows.' Matt. 10:29-31

The Hans I(uengaffair man himself? What emerges cock, Michael Novak, Bishop Thomas Molnar, from all this - and from other Gaughan, .~e Han~ Kueng case exemclose readings of Hans Kueng _ Christopher Derrick, and others? phfles nothmg so much as that is that he is something less than I hardly think so.' You will not .c~ief here~y of o~r, a~e ,~hich .. the most reasonable and reason- , have 路-Seen it 路in 路the NC wire demands that everythmg must ing theologian on earth. service, and you have not seen be tolerated in the name of in, it in regard to the Hans Kueng I happen t.o' have concern for dividual rights. I call this the story. libertarian heresy. the Hans Klleng case moreover Church press papers in service It isn't even necessary to argue that comes somewhat closer to the Church - quaint notion, the case against Hans Kueng ~o the nature of my by the way, isn't it? - should from the vantage point of the J~b and ~he g:Og;aPh~ of the provide readers with the fullest Congregation for the Doctrine vmeyard m whlc~ st~lve to do possible information on the very of Faith, largely because all the my work. At thiS pomt, I see solid case that in fact exists .ignals were present long before the Hans. ~ueng story as yet anagainst Hans Kueng. We have ~he case got that far. Kueng's other brJihant. exam~le of ~he had very little of that story, ')ooks have been widely publi- almost exc~llsIVely hbe~al bias which, if it comes at all, comes cized '(I have done a deal of it, of. the N.atlCmal. Cat~ohc (~C) late. But we have been stuffed myself, in book reviewing), but wlr.e s~rvlce. ThIS wire servl~e, instead with more than we have what has been considerably less which IS no less. than a major to know about some benighted publicized, I'm afraid, is the bra~ch of the UOlted States Cattheologians of the fifth rank rundamagingly detailed critiques h?hc Confe.rence (USCC), proning around North America that some sound but relatively vldes. practIC.ally all .the. news (and, for that matter, wherever unknown scholars have already ~nd mforma~lOn tha: IS dlsse~颅 else) with frantic petitions in .lpplied to Kueng's most salient mated to we~l ov~r 50 Cathohc md questionable claims. It is newspapers 10 thiS country. All their hot little hands. To Hans Kueng's "I am deeply ashamed i:hese salient points that make all the more reason, .then, that NC of my Church," Archbishop the difference. Re-reading Kueng ~ho~ld not slant ItS. news storQuinn of San Francisco has re:Jefore his censure by the Vati- le~ 10 favor of one kmd of Cathplied that he, on the contrary, is can, I had already reached the ohc reader over another. proud of his Church - and so point where I thought he ought In the Hans Kueng story at am I. to be left to the examination of hand, however, and in others like I think the Church has been some competent theologians on it, NC invariably rushes forth to absolutely first rate in the whole the side of the magisterium. garner the reaction angle to any Highly in question, for exam- given controversy itself, but sei- matter of the Hans Kueng case. ple, is Hans Kueng's scriptural dom provides the reader with It is time and past time that the base. But if Kueng is not solid any real understanding of the Church ceased to suffer the assaults against its doctrines that in his scriptural base, it follows issues clearly involved. What's some theologians are attemptthat he cannot be solid, theologi- more, the initial reaction NC cally speaking, or.. almost any- invariably seeks out is that ing in our day. It is all too clear that many theologians in Euthing else which derives from it. which is lodged in the fixations rope and the United States are Most of us, as receptacles of the of the so-called liberal left. First media onslaught, are fully aware quotes and reactions usually de- intent on diminishing the central role of the papacy. John of some vague sense of outrage rive from the same old crowd: Paul II, thank God, will apparregarding the Hans Kueng affair, Charles Curran, Richard Mcently have none of it. but how many of us are clearly Brien, Gerard Sloyan, Rosemary Thomas McDonnell is a informed about his very ques- Reuther, Gregory Baum, Leonard tionable postulates on Christ's Swidler, et al. Shall we ever see, regular columnist for The Pilot divinity, on revelation, miracles, I wonder, a highly controversial of Boston and the Church World the Resurrection, on the Church church press story in which NC of Portland, Maine. His work itself, the Eucharist, and especi- first seeks out and reports the will appear from time to time in ally on his approach to modern commentaries of James Hitch- this space. By Thomas P. McDonnell


!(r'ame:r vs. I(ramer One hears that there is going to be a sequel to the film "Kramer vs. Kramer" in which a reconciliation, vaguely hinted at the end of the film, actually occurs. It would be the final cliche in a clicheridden drama (though one which is still several cuts above the typical entertainment these days). It would also com;;:>lete the remarkable paradigm for the first decade of American marriage which the film portrays. When cliches turn into paradigms, we face puzzle, bafflement and mystery. The divorce of the Kramers took place in the eighth year of the marriage. The wife says on the witness stand that it was a happy marriage for two years (though can one imagine any youthful American professional man in this day and age refusing to let his wife work after marriage - or a professional woman acepting such a ref'Jsal?). The glimmers of reconciliation are to be seen in the ninth year. If it works, the :I Oth year will be moderately happy, perhaps even better than the first two. I watched the film in stunned amazement because a group of colleagues and I have just finished documenting the same cycle in the marriages of American young people (Catholics in this case, but they probably are no

different in this respect from other Americans). Like most other researchers, we noted in our sample the decline of marital satisfactions after the second year together - in everything from finances to sex. We also discovered that a very large number of marriages (between one-third and onehalf, depending on which indicator you watch) hit rock bottom during the seventh and eighth year - just as did the union of Mr. and Mrs. Kramer. Then I however, in the ninth and 10th year there is a remarkable rebound, so that a higher proportion of young couples are happy in their relationship at the end of the decade than at the beginning. The amazing phenomenon is not the decline in marital satisfaction - there are plenty of reasons to explain that. The astonishing fact is the rebound for which there are no explanations that I have heard. Indeed, I cannot find in the marriage literature any discussion or even awareness of the rebound though, after we did our analysis, I learned from many mar; ried friends that they had experienced just such a cycle in their marriages. We do know that during the last two years of the first decade of a Catholic marriage there is a remarkable improvement in the quality of the religious imagery of both the husband and

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Schools must help At last count, six different school districts or principals asked permission to reprint :l recent column on rearing responsible children to send home to their parents. Most of them, in asking, commented that they have great difficulty in making parents understand that school responsibilities belong to the children, not the parents. I also heard from a college chaplain who wonder,ed about the great number of young men coming to his college helpless in meeting basic responsibilities of daily survival. "They can't cook a simple meal or sew a button. If something goes wrong with their schedule or health they have to call home. One wonders what they have been doing for 18 years." I don't know why so many parents insist upon shouldering their children's responsibilities but I suspect that part of it is self-centered, that "as long as I can do this for my child, my own needs are being met even if his aren't." But I don't think pa.rents are entirely to blame. Sometimes schools foster the idea that parents are responsible for their children's behavior, grades, and misdemE:anors. Even when the parent tries to make the child responsible by experiencing the logical consequences (If his actions, the school often gets in

the way. It's difficult to teach a child that he is responsible for his library fines if the school holds the parent responsible. Far better if the library - as my son's does - allows students with a large fine to choose between paying it off in cash or early morning work without ever contacting the parent. A two-week stint of leaving for school at 7 a.m. taught my son to watch the calendar on his books far better than any lecture from me. It's difficult to teach responsibility or poverty if the parent is held financially liable for little breakage and vandalism like writing on walls. Large breakage is a different matter but the school can apply the consequences of carelessness by assigning the child some drudgery cleanup during recess to make up for it. It's difficult to teach responsibility for promptness if the school merely informs the parent of tardiness. That tells the child it's the parent's responsibility, not his own. Far better that the child lose his recess to make up his lost time. It's difficult to expect a child to be responsible for his makeup work if he needs instruction but isn't allowed in the building before school starts and can't find a teacher after school because the teacher beats the children out of school at the

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wife. God, Jesus, Mary - are all thought of as much warmer, more gentle and more patient. Whether that change is a cause or an effect is impossible to say. Since we were unprepared to find the marriage cycle, we had no questions in the study which would enable us to test an explanation.

Ingl'lates reject salvation WASHINGTON The year is young, but already it has proven disastrous to the Salvation Army school of political and geopolitical activity.

Generations of missionaries, who in attempting to bring the At the risk of sounding corny, light ended up in the darkness of I would speculate that the reathe stewpot, bear witness to the son might be the enormous uncomfortable truth that people residual power of love - an do not always see their problems explanation which seems to have as others see them, and in many occurred to the makers of "Kra- cases seem to prefer problems to mer vs. Kramer," too. our solutions. I draw two conclusions, one Today's good samaritan probfor marriage education, and one . ably would be set upon by the for research. object of his attentions, sued for malpractice and almost cerYoung people are told before marriage that they will have to tainly wigged for the poor qualideal with a period of "adjust- ty of the service at the hotel to ment." My impression is that which the victim had been borne. Of course, the times were difthey are led to think that this will take a few months or a year ferent and perhaps ingratitude at the most. We ought to tell was not in vogue. But maybe them that it will take more like the reason it all worked out so eight years, that a few of those well was that the person the years can be very rough and that good samaritan pulled out of there will be powerful resources the ditch was unconscious at the in their relationship which can time. see them through the difficult Too often, nowadays, the resti~~s. cue squad gets the bird instead of rave reviews.

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end of the day. It's difficult to make a child responsible for informing his parents that he's going to be late and then not allow him to use the phone to do so. It's difficult to teach a child the necessity of working hard on an assignment and getting it in on time if it isn't returned or, even worse, collected by the teacher. The child soon gets the message that such work is a time filler and his responsibility for doing subsequent homework wanes. It's difficult to teach responsibility to activities when two teachers' demand attendance at a function simultaneously. This "choose one and fail the other" mentality indicates school irresponsibility, not parents' or child's. Rearing responsible children is obviously a real need today but we need to do it together, parents and school. Otherwise, we just keep shifting the responsibility from child to parent to school and back again. That way nobody becomes responsible.

You take Ronald Reagan. He declines to participate in the Iowa debate because he wished to spare Republicans, who by all accounts, greatly favored his I candidacy, the blight of "divisiveness." So he absented himself from the Des Moines gathering on Jan. 5. The Iowa Republicans, far from being appreciative of his altruism, responded by decisively casting more votes for George Bush in their caucuses. The Democrats did something similar. They decisively rejected Edward Kennedy's effort to save them from certain defeat with Jimmy Carter by voting, two to one, for the president. • The results also confounded another volunteer ambulance driver, Gerald Ford. The former president has been waiting in the wings, more specifically his Palm Springs spread, ear cocked for the d.isffess signal from the GOP. He was ready to save it from Reagan. But his services were not needed. Iowa, as noted, decided to save itself on Jan. 21. Ford came bounding out at the appointed time anyway. Two days later, he made a major foreign policy speech. He collided in the doorway with Carter's State of the Union and got little attention. As it happened, Carter had strapped on his sword, clapped on his helmet and announced his willingness to rescue the Muslim world from the threat of Soviet domination.

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He got a tremendous hand in the House chamber when he announced his intention to defend the Persian Gulf area with military force, if necessary. But there were no echoing shouts of "Allah be praised" or "Long Live Carter" in the desert or the oilfields. The United Arab Emirates and Kuwait told Carter to get lost. They will defend themselves. Apparently, it is their feeling that while the Soviets poised on their doorstep are a nasty, godless bunch, they aren't nearly as bad as the dissidents within their borders. The presence of beer-drinking GIs, who have never read the Koran, might give the Soviets pause, but would mobilize the enemy within. Carter already had been reo bufed in his efforts to lend a helping hand to Pakistan, which should be shivering in its boots at Ivan's advance across Afghanistan. But its chieftain, General' Zia, who J:tas undergone considerable difficulties in winning the hearts and minds of his own people, summarily dismissed Carter's kindly offer of some $400 million in military and economic aid. The general may have figured that his 5 percent cut was indeed "peanuts." On the other hand, he may not have considered it sufficient to repulse his resident rebels - the anti-American types, for instance, who sacked our embassy in Islamabad, while the general fiddled for seven hours. Reagan's response to the State of the Union was to prove his youthful rashness after an Iowa defeat that may have something to do with his fast approaching 69th birthday. He wants to send U.S. troops to Pakistan - not having noticed it seems, that General Zia finds the thought of American soldiers in Pakistan as "unaceptable" as Carter once regarded the presence of Soviet troops in Cuba. Maybe a certain protocol is to be observed in salvation as in other human enterprises. Maybe it is essential to find out if a party or a country wishes to be saved before you break the oxygen and the plasma.

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I(ung Continued from Page One can's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, condemned Father Kung's views on papal infallibility and said that his published views on a number of other church doctrines caused "serious harm to some essential points of Catholic faith." Initially, Father Kung promised to fight in the courts to re-

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Continued from Page One Mr. Armstrong, who coined the phrase "electronic church," spoke about radio and television programs as extensions of local church ministries, instead of constituting a literal church. One participant, Dr. Robert Liebert, a Unitarian who is a psychology and psychiatry professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, criticized Mr. Schuller for his fundraising methods and for being "electronic." The preacher vigorously said that he was a mainline churchman and felt he waS trying to make a mainline religious program succeed. Father Richard McBrien, a Boston College theology professor, said that the electronic church could not properly be called a church from a theological perspective. "There is no discernible sacramental dimension to their worship, nor is there any meaningful sense of being a particular community of Christ," he said.

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Purchase of broadcast time for religious programs stimulated particular controversy. In the past, radio stations have donated public service time for religious broadcasting and, generally to the more established mainline churches. The key figures in the electronic church are essentially independent operators, it was said. But their audiences will contribute enough money to purchase desirable program time, while the general audiences the mainline churches seek to reach with their soft-sell programs are not considered fertile ground for fundraising. Father Donald C. Matthews of Fordham University cited statistics noting a decline in donated time for religious programs from 路17 percent in 1959 to 8 percent in 1978. Stations in effect are following a policy of "payor go away," he said, and churches buying time are indicating agreement with the policy. Mr. Armstrong responded, however, that when churches depend on station-donated time they are forced into a "begging role" and left with the "crumbs." He also said that independent church bodies nave been excluded from donated time in the past. Whether television was more compatible with certain types of religion was another topic of discussion. The Rev. Charles Swann, manager of a radio station owned by Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., said in the opening address, "Television's stock in trade is

an endless stream of easy answers to difficult questions, an unconscious and uncritical pragmatism that has made this also the content of the electronic pulpit." His statement set a tone of strong questioning which continued through the meeting, a gathering which Mr. Fore said would succeed if those attending had more questions on leaving than on arriving.

Census Continued from Page One issue may have been discussed informally by individual spokesmen, this matter played no part in the decision reached by the bishops," Bishop Kelly added. Keely noted that counting all persons is as important for congressional redistricting, taxation and revenue sharing of federal funds as it is for schooling and welfare programs, "all matters of interest for church groups." In giving an overall view of attitudes on immigration, Keely said there is "ambivalence on the part of most Americans: to welcome the immigrant or refugee if economic conditions require it, to fear his or her competition if the job market is tight." Bilderbock said he saw signs that Americans are heading for "another lapse of xenophobia, of anti-foreigner hysteria." He said that the problem of illegals has many people scared, "because they know it is ther~, and it is big, but no one knows how big, how many are involved, and what the real impact is on the rest of society."


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Our Polish Pope is a star, a holy, virile, magnetic man. God grant we follow the doctrines of our faith, not those we decide to make up. With God's help I will find a small Catholic college run by true nuns to teach my Kathleen nursing. Too much must be corrected that is given at BC. I thought when (Matthew) went there he would be given a Catholic education. No way. God love you for calling attention to this situation. Maureen Slade Hyde Park, Mass.

Judged on love Dear Editor: With the approaching Lenten season, which encouruges a spirit of penance and sacrifice, let us also be imitators of our Lord's spirit of love. In a world overcome with all forms of lawlessness, bigotry, immorality and other godless acts, let us try to expE!Dd our efforts in a positive manner. How slow people are tel praise, to offer a kindly, lovinl: word, to extend a warm handshake or a smile. But, oh, how eager to criticize or to repeat some morsel of gossip. This world is so filled with God's beauty, each individual is a mirror of his divine love. And so, in his Spirit, let us be more kindly and loving to cine another, more understandi.ng and compassionate, more eager to extend a hand in need. Only then will our human race begin to become tht~ hopeful fruits of his desire, the worthy promises of Christ. The great Carmelite, St. John of the Cross, tells us, "In the

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Dear Editor: Please, more of such editorials as "Please, No Single Issue." We are going through a period of "war re-runs." Nothing's changed. Our leaders, through their inability to deal with foreign issues, get us into messes, while the problems at home are swept under the rug. Of course, this is good for the incumbent. 'But is it good for the rest of the country? Wherever one goes the subject of inflation, of energy, is wearing people down. Yet when they dare to mention these problems they are immediately labelled "unpatriotic" and the Iranian and Afghanistan problems take precedence. How convenient this is for the administration. Two youths called me last night. One said, "I don't want to die for· the Persian Gulf," and the other said, "I don't want to die for Exxon." Is anybody listening to them or are we supposed to be preoccupied only with Mr. Carter's re-election? I think the biggest mistake the candidates made was when they remained silent regarding the Iranian problem. 1':othing any of them could have said would have worsened the matter. Time has proven that. I wish there were more editorials such as yours, Mr. Editor. There are people waiting to hear words as comforting, as courageous and as truthful as the ones in that excellent editorial, "Please, No Single Issues." Cecilia Belanger North Vassalboro, Me. P.S. I'm going to make extra copies and pass them around to some of the people I know who feel as you do but who have been squelched for daring to voice their opinions. Thank you very much.

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Prayer meetings By Father Pierre Lachance, OP

"The prayer meeting is the heart of the (charISmatic) prayer group. Without it, most prayer groups would never be formed, for prayer groups are associa· tions which grow out of prayer meetings and are sustained by them. The prayer meeting is a gathering of people who assemble to praise the Lord, to listen to him, and to ~;row in loving one another. The~r express their praise in a wide variety of ways; song, prayer, silence, and some· times even with applause and shouts. The Lord speaks to the assembly through Scripture, teaching, exhortation, charismatic gifts, and sharing. Before, during and after the gathering, participants grow in learning to . love one another with supportive words and expressions of affection." (Bert Ghezzi) The first time I went to a charismatic prayer meeting, I did so out of sheer curiosity, I didn't know a thing about prayer meetings then (1974) except that a lot of young people were meeting every Friday night in the basement of St. Patrick's church in Fall River. They prayed for "hours," I was told, which intrigued me very much. What was it about those prayer meetings that attracted young people, many of whom I knew were bored by the Sunday Mass, I wanted to find out. As I arrived at S1. Patrick's, I was greeted at the door by young people who seemed so happy to see me, it made me feel good. I was invited to sign my name in a register and was given a looseleaf binder with mimeographed SO:lg sheets. I entered the churc!: proper and was attracted to the "bookstore" where people were looking at charismatic and other spiritual books on display. Some suggest· ed books they had found especially helpful to introduce new·

comers to the Renewal. A most friendly and. loving atmosphere prevailed. At 7:30 p.m. the "music ministry," consisting of a dozen singers and guitarists, began a rousing song, calling the people to worship. After another song or two, in which all joined, the leader welcomed all present and invited therr. to praise the Lord. The whole community, some 150 people of all ages, began to pray aloud each his own prayer, praising and thanking the Lord. At some point, they began to pray in "tongues," strange sounds . . . I could not make out what it was all about. Then they began to "sing in tongues," very softly at first; then the singing swelled to a crescendo; finally it decreased to a whisper and a silent:e. All in unison. It was beautiful. In the silence that followed you could sense the presence of the Lord. It was good to be there in silent communion with Jesus. The Holy Spirit was speaking to my heart. In the midst of a new kind of prayer meeting I could not understand or be actively a part of, I ;ust knew the Lord was there and something beautiful was happening, and I wanted to come back. As a priest I had been acustamed for years to pray at the altar with :ny hands lifted up. Yet it took months before I could do so spontaneously at a prayer meeting. Then I realized how good it was to be free to praise the Lord with my body as well as with my lips (Psalm 83:3). Now and then, someone would speak up with a short reading from Scripture, a spiritual teaching which seemed to be inspired by the Holy Spirit and not something learned; finally, and most confusing to me at first, one would give a message prefaced with the words "My children," or "My people," as if the Lord himself was speaking to us.

I later found out that these were prophecies, messages addressed by the Lord to "this community" to instruct, encourage, warn or guide. It had never occurred to me that the gift of prophecy was a permanent endowment of the church, "founded on the apostles and prophets" (Ephesians, 2:20). Later, we began to hear testimonies of "what the Lord has done in my life," stories of conversion to Christ, or away from drugs, or to a new and more vibrant life in the Spirit, and sharings of !:ealings and other blessings obtained through prayer. All those testimonies made Christ much more real to me. Jesus was no longer a man of the past, by whose word I tried to live, but the..-risen Lord, alive and active, changing the lives of people here and now. Another thing impressed me at prayer meetings: brothers and sisters seemed to live with Christ in a rare familiarity, turning to him for help not only in big things but in little ones too, and he responded in both cases. They were truly living by faith, as if seeing the unseen. They _ lived with Jesus and by him. I discovered what they meant by the oft-repeated words, "iesus is Lord." Finally, people whose lives are thus centered in Jesus and are so filled with his Spirit becomes a loving community, brothers and sisters who care for one another and help one another, spiritually and otherwise. Thus I have found in prayer meetings a wonderful development of my faith-life, like a new life with the Lord, bringing joy and power in my living out my life as a Christian and as a priest. If my words have awakened the curiosity of fellow Christians, I would like to say to them: Come and see. It may be for you too the beginning of a new and glorious life with the Lord.


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Mystery cultists disappear JOLIET, Ill. (NC) - Religious ing me what the group was do- bel'S returned to Kankakee, tellcult members, among them Cath- ing and what was going on. "That ing spouses they wanted to take olics and former Catholics from was the first I knew of them," their children to a holiday party. Kankakee County in the Joliet he explained. "They never both- All the children who left for the Diocese, are now missing per- ered anyone. They stayed to party have disappeared. themselves." sons. When spouses went to The At Christmastime 40 vanished Father Bubnick said the com- New Land 'seeking the youngfrom the Kankakee area and an- munity left as quietly as it ar~ sters, they found it deserted. other 40 disappeared from Casey rived. No one was aware of its Charles Pearl, editor of the County, Ky. without E~xplana· departure. Casey County News, where The tion. All are members of a It developed that it moved New Land was located, said, "It prayer group known as His Com- last October to what it called looked as if they left suddenly. munity. The New Land, 90 miles south- There were clothes on the line Father William F. Im'in, edi- east of Louisville. It consisted and a Christmas tree that had tor, and Madeline Hildebrand, of 315 acres which the group been chopped, like they were staff writer of the Joliet Cath- was said to have purchased for going to put it up." Pearl added that he knew of olic Explorer, investigated the $85,000. no problems between His Comsituation and raised a number The move apparently came be· of questions about the commun- cause His Community wanted to munity members and neighbors. ity: be self-sufficient and cut off He said the local sheriff report.ed the only problem was when How could a prayer group from the world. an Illinois family tried to take started in a traditional parish Members reportedly wanted to evolve into a corps of people do God's work as they waited one girl back to Kankakee. concerned with the influence of for the end of the world, with the Jeffery Dickman, a communSatan? How could a community belief that only they would be ity member, wrote a letter to the of Bible-carrying funda.mentalCasey County News soon after ists attract members of all ages' Christmas statin~ the sect had been accused of kidnapping chilwho break their own family ties, believing that families a.nd fordren, holding people against their will, brainwashing and of mer neigbbors would be a threat to their lives? being another JonestO,wn, Guyana - where followers of i the In )'970, a Kankakee area Rev. Jim Jones committed suiprayer group was organized, cide. Dickman denied the alleknown as The Happening. Father gations. Joseph Butters told the Explorer: "It was a' very normal prayer Members of the community regroup. It is still in existence. It portedly have split Into, small was and is strictly according to groups and spread out over the church teachings. country. Recently, the mother of one of the missing members' reHowever, some members left The Happening four years later, the survivors of a holocaust ceived a letter from her daughter, written in Texas but postaccording to Father Butters, to which they expected soon. marked in Kankakee. join a charismatic, Bible study They renounced church and group in Bradley, Ill. It was families. They quit jobs without Another family received a letnever affiliated with the local notice and sold their homes, ter from a daughter explaining parish and had no clerical guid· turning over the proceeds along the group had to leave Kentucky ance, he said. with bank accounts, insurance because Satan did not want From that group, His Com- policies and pensions to the com- them to be there. munity evolved. Other families have received munity. The community purchased A trail of broken families was similar letters. A Chicago television doculand in Reddick, Ill. An aban- left behind. Parents could not doned grain elevator and factory find children and husbands could mentary on the community was were part of the purchase and not locate wives. Seven divorce broadcast this month and the became a church and cabinet- cases of His Community mem- Kankakee Daily Journal pubmaking factory. bers are on file in Kankakee lished stories as early as last Father George Bubnick, pastor County. Two more are on file May. Father Irwin said he hopes of St. Mary Parish, Reddick, said in Casey County in Liberty, Ky. members of His Community will he was unaware of His Com- In all, nine marriages and 23 hear that their families are conmunity moving into the area. children are involved. cerned about them and want "A Kankakee priest began askBefore Christmas some mem- them to return.

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out of reach. Prevention antici- some areas where example pates problems before they arise. counts. Focus on the Positive: Setting Don't expect your child to be a youngster up for success in- a non-smoker if you smoke. stead of fai-lure is good discipDon't expect you cnild not to line. Larry is a poor math stu- over-indulge in alcohol or drugs dent. Rather than punish him if you over-indulge in liquor because of his poor grades, from -time to time. Larry's dad points out the proDon't expect your child to gress Larry is making in math. eat a balanced diet if you have a He looks for right answers on habit of indulging in rich foods Larry's math papers and em- or if you go to the other exphasizes the number of multipli- . treme and constantly skip meals. cation facts Larry has mastered. Don't expect your child to valDad also realizes that Larry will ue exercise if your only exernever be an engineer or accoun- cise is getting up and down from tant and avoids setting impos- the table and getting up from sible goals for his son. the sofa to switch the TV dial. Let the ,ehild suffer conseDon't expect your child to be quences of his behavior: Allowreligious if you do not attend ing a child tiC) experience the naMass when you are supposed to, tural consequences of his be- or if you ig'nore living your havior is good discipline. Mother Christianity daily regardless of and dad do not tell Linda she whether or not it is sensible or must not speed when she drives. convenient. Since they are not with her, they Discipline is far more than cannot control whether or not she speeds. They do, however, suppressing and punishing a insist that she pay her own child's actions. Good discipline speeding ticltets. Two $60 fines does not quell a child's spirit but have slowed Linda up consider- rather makes him a more controlled, considerate, loving and ably. lovable human being. Set a good example: Teaching and setting a good example can Questions on family living and encourage good behavior and child care are invited. Address discourage bad. Smoking, drink- to The Kennys c/o The Anchor, ing, eating habits, exercise, and P.O. Box 7, Fall River, Mass. attitudes toward religion are 02722.

Soup's By Marilyn Roderick This weather ~nvites us to stay by the fires.ide, or woodburning stove and entertain ourselves with the more sedentary pastimes such as reading, knitting, watching TV or playing games. When we do venture out we come home with a robust appetite and a strong desire for warm and hearty fare. Stews, soups and the like appeal to us and there is nothing more welcoming than a large pot of soup or stew simmering on the back bumer or on top of the woodstove. The marvelous odor attracts us immediately and all seems right with the world when we sit down to fresh bread and a large bowl of a rib-sticking concoction. With this in mind, what better way to entertain than with an international soup party and that's just what a friend of mine, the Rev. James Hornsby of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Fall River, did when he wanted to

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host a joint birthday party. Jim and his wife Joan are enjoying their first winter in a lovely home at the edge of a pond so when trying to think of a novel method of celebrating Joan's birthday and that of 13year-old Chin Jouy Lim, one of the area's recent arrivals from Cambodia, a skating party seemed just the thing and whaf better way to top it off than with three large kettles of hot soup to greet guests as they came off the frozen pond. A bright clear day dawned for the party and when people had enjoyed the thrill of skating clear across a very large frozen pond they were delighted to return to a warm kitchen redolent of New England chowder, Italian minestrone, and Jim's special ,Portuguese Sopa de Couvres( para Gringo). Topped on with birthday cake and ice cream, it was a day that Joan, Chin Jouy and their guests would long :remember.

The following is Jim's version of an ethnic favorite that was enjoyed by Cambodians and New Englanders alike. Jim's Sopa de Couvres (para Gringo) 1 soup bone with meat Y2 pound split peas Y2 pound chick peas (soaked overnight and then drained) 1 Y2 pound stew meat 1 pound chourico 4 potatoes peeled and cut up salt and pepper to taste large bundle of kale, washed well and cut up half a cabbage chopped 1) In a large kettle brown the cut up stew beef and chourico. 2) Add the soup bone, split peas and chick peas with seasoning and enough water to cover well. Bring to a boil and simmer for two hours or until meat is almost tender. 3) .A:dd the kale, cabbage and potato and cook about 1 Y2 hours more. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Latin politics seen inescapable NEW YORK (NC) - Most American missioners in Latin America do not believe it is possible to stay out of politics there, in the opinion of a Catholic journalist who has studied American mission involvement on that continent. Gerald M. Costello, executive editor of The Beacon, Paterson diocesan weekly, and author of "Mission to Latin America," made his observations in an in-

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ue~stion corner By Father John DietEen Q. Your articles about possible hesitation to baptize babies has me really disturbed.. I have a grandson a Y1eaJ' old who has not been baptiz1ed, but my hands are tied. The infant's father, my son, has become one of the hordes who have ceased attending Mass. He's in a mixed marri~lge but there's no interference from his wife. He was educated in Catholic schools through college. I feel a condition such IlS this needs deep consideration before a decision to delay bapdsm of the baby. It could meall complete severance from the church. Why don't you consider this? (Md.) A. I certainly do consider it, and any priest who has to deal with this kind of situation considers it very carefully. Receiving people into the church, whether infants or adults, is one of the great joys of the priesthood. We do not lightly pass up that opportunity. We do have, however, an obligation to the Christiar.. Catholic community and to the parents of children who are presented for baptism. We must not perpetuate a lukewarm or nonexistent connection with the church by supposedly Catholic people simply because: they want a baptismal ceremony. Somewhere along the line, parents of children must decide where they stand with God and with their religion. We do them no service by pretending that being half in and half out is perfectly permissable as long as they come around to the church. for big moments in their lives. I and other parish priests do not simply refuse to baptize people. We spend many hours and sometimes weeks working with parents, trying to help them to come to a decision about whether they can honestly present their children for baptism and commit themselves to the kind of life that .will be necessary if their child:ren are to be raised as Christi~ms and Catholics. Frankly, from my experience, I believe the likelihood of a greater severance from the church is most remote. By our working with parents in this way, many parents come to realize that they must stop playing games with their faith and with God and lay their life on the line as Catholics and Christians. Others have not <:ome to this conclusion yet, but I have known none who has ended up more separated from the church than he or she was before. Understanding and encouragement, incidentally, from grandparents and friends can be a great help to fathers and mothers contemplating the baptism of their children. It may prompt the kind of personal commitment this ceremDny demands.

Q. Because of actions that have taken place in our area recently, a number of us wonder about the rule that forbids priests to marry. Can priests now marry and still be active priests? Has there been any change on this matter? (Mo.) A. No, there has been no change. The church's policy and practice that its priests be unmarried is the same now as it was before the Second Vatican Council. Through a process called laicization, handled directly by the pope and his administration in Rome, priests may ask for return to the lay state. For a while during the past 15 years or so, this process was simpler _and faster than it had been. Pope John Paul II temporarily halted it last year, however, pending study on how much cases should be dealt with in the future. Just as a baptized man always remains baptized even if he later ceases to call himself Christian, a man is always an ordained priest even after he is laicized. For several reasons, the church does not allow him to serve as a priest (celebrate Mass, hear confessions, etc.) except in the most serious emergencies, such as when' a dying person needs the sacraments. While a celibate priesthood remains the rule in the Latin Rite, certain other rites of Catholics had and still have married priests. Generally these rites are smaller and exist in other parts of the world, so the average U.S. Catholic would seldom encounter them. Questions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen c/o The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, Mass.

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By Janaan Manternach

II Two sons II By Father John Castelot The Nativity story in the Gospel of Luke fairly rings with the joy of a new baby. It tells of the birth, not just of one, but of two baby boys: John, later known as the Baptizer, and Jesus, later known as the Christ. The note of joy is struck early, in the angel's announcement to Zechariah that he will finally have a son: "Joy and gladness will be yours, and many will rejoice at his birth" (Luke 1,14). The announcement to Mary of her impending motherhood is more solemn. But the birth itself is recounted with warmth and tenderness, and, for joy, the heavens themselves break into song. Then the angelic proclamation to the shepherds: "You have nothing to fear! I come to proclaim good news to yoU- tidings of great joy to be shared by the whole people." And "suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in high heaven, peace on earth to those on whom his favor rests'" (Luke 2,10, 13,14). All mothers can identify with Mary's happiness when they read that "Mary treasured all these things and reflect~ on them in her heart" (Luke 2,19). If there was j~y at the birth of these 'boys, there was continued happiness in watching them grow up. But the wonder of watching a child grow often turns to bewilderment and sometimes to hurt. Zechariah and Elizabeth were quite old when John was born. They had given up hope of becoming parents. And now, here is their son running off to live a bizarre existence in the desert. They must have wondered why he didn't accept the priestly role that was his by inheritance. Then there was the constant worry about his well-being. He didn't dress right; he certainly didn't eat right: "John was clothed in camel's hair, and wore a leather belt around his waist. His food was grasshoppers and wild honey" (Mark 1,6). One can only hope they didn't live long enough to suffer through his ar' rest apfl execution. And when the old man Simeon took the infant Jesus in his arms, . lie warned Mary: "This child is destined to be the downfall ami the rise of many in Israel, a sign that will be opposed aqd you yourself will be pierced with a sword" (Luke 2,35)..; Mary and Joseph, too, had to won~ about the direction in which' Jesus was going. We know~at direction and we can guess What his career must have cost Mary, who stayed with him even to the foot of the cross. No child is a clone. He or she is a distinct individual. Painful though this independent growth may be for parents, real love demands that they encourage it.

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The whole village of Nazareth was excited. It was less than a week until Passover and almost everyone was getting ready to make the yearly pilgrimage to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover at the temple there. Jesus was especially excited. He had just celebrated his 12th birthday. He could now go with Mary, Joseph and all their relatives to Jerusalem. He looked forward to seeing the great temple of God in that big city. The pilgrimage took路 several days but all too soon it was over. The pilgrims from Nazareth began the trip home. Mary and Joseph left Jerusalem with everyone else. At first they did not miss Jesus because they knew everyone from Nazareth was traveling together. They were sure Jesus was with relatives or friends somewhere in the crowd returning to Nazareth. But near the end of the first day, Mary began to worry. She and Joseph searched the crowd for Jesus. No one remembered seeing him. Turn to Page Thirteen

liThe Herzogs II By Mitchel B. Finley

'Becoming a parent carries with it serious obligations toward a new being.'

What' does parenting mean? By Russell Shaw "I didn't know what I was getting into." People say that about things - marriage, work, commitments of all kinds. They certainly say it about parenthood. And they are right. No one can know in advance what it will take to fulfill the demands of an open-ended commitment like parenthood. There is a contemporary obsession - a kind of planned parenthood syndrome with arranging everything in advance, even before the first day arrives. Some people seem to think that responsible parenting requires them to have the money for Junior's college education in the bank before Junior is more than an idea in his parents' minds. A much better approach is rooted in openness. That doesn't mean naive irresponsibility, but mature readiness to accept and adjust to the demands that parenthood brings with it. These demands will certainly involve unexpected surprises. How do you "prepare" for a child who develops a serious health problem at the. age of five, or who is a gifted musician, or who discovers a r~ligious vocation? This is not a plea for entering parenthood with eyes closed. Much preparation is required of prospective parents. But parenting always involves the un, expected.

Becoming a parent carries with it serious obligations toward a new being. Everyone admits this in theory, yet many ignore it in practice. Statistics on child abuse and neglect are symptoms of a far larger problem - the fact that many parents refuse to acknowledge their obligations to their children or else rebel against them.

This behavior has much to do with the contemporary quest for self-fulfillment. Not a few parents, it seems, value children mainly because of what children can do for them. The child is a means of achieving ambitions the parents never achieved, or an outlet for gratifying ,emotions. This may be innocent up to a Turn to Page Thirteen

What children . By Helen lVl. Szablya I marveled at her tiny eyes, the rosebud mouth. I touched her soft cheek with my finger. My husband put the tiny little fists together in his huge palm as we said our first evening prayer as a family. "Mother of God, protect her always because you can be with her even when we are unable to do so." Mary, by becoming the mother of Jesus, became the first and most important helper in the work of salvation. As I offered my first baby to her, I realized that as parents we play a most important role not only in our own salvation but also in that of our children and of all those whose lives our family will touch. Soviet deportations made me the wife of a university professor at age 16 and at 18 God entrusted me with a child who was

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soon followed by a little boy, then another. Four-yea:r-old Helen cared for her brothers as she saw me care for them. She busily taught the little ones to make the sign of the cross. That was the time when the revolution broke out in Hungary in 1956. Our littlest one was but 10 days old when we joined the number of refugees. After having been captured twice, I was deadly afra.id to try once more. I cried but through my tears I saw little Helen's determined face as she was treading through the muddy vineyards. Her blue eyes shone as she said: "Don't cry, crying will not change anything, or make it easier." The age路路old truth registered for the first time: Ministering and caring is not a one-way street. It is give and take. Turn to Page Thirteen

The Herzog family of Spokane, Wash., consists of Hans and Mallene, married 17 years, and thdr children: Mike, 15, Joe, 14, Mia, h-and Tim, H. Some years ago a young priest asked Hans and Mallene to help with the parish youth group. They had been complaining about the church not doing anything for them until that evening. But they soon realized that they themselves would have to reach out for the church to have any real effect of their family life. Since then they have become involved in diocesan marriage preparation programs. About one weekend a month they help direct a marriage preparation weekend. Their children also share this apostolic effort, taking care of younger children of other couples who serve in the program. They are learning what it means to be of service to others. Hans involves everyone in activities, from playing soccer to working on the family car; from bike riding to jogging. Mallene shares her love of reading. Everyone enjoys listening to her read aloud. "Believe it or not," remarked Hans, "the children, even the older ones, enjoy Sunday Mass, probably because they have路 had' opportunities to design and participate in liturgies themselves." As in many modern families, both parents work. They are a busy family but they are aware of the importance of their time together. They have disagreElments and trying times. But they keep their communication lines open. Their involvement with the marriage preparation program has helped Turn to Page Thirteen


A VerdGclde E A Vida Dirigida pelo Rev. Edmond Rego

Chamados Por Deus Deus nos chama •.. E nao terIamos nunca respondido, se antes a Sua voz se nao tivesse feito ouvir. Abrimos a porta a quem bate e 0 Senhor encontra Se i porta a bater, esperando 0 acolhedor gesto dwna porta que se the escancara. _ Oramos porque Deus nos chama i ora9ao. Falamos em Seu nome, anunciamos a Sua Verdade, procuramos viver a caridade, descobrindo nos outros Cristo que aI se encontra, sempre porque antes Deus em nos pensou, porque no momenta precise somos pensados amorosamente, isto i: interessadamente por Ele. o Catolicismo diz-nos que Deus Se encontra em toda a parte. Quer dizer: Deus i presen9a viva, i voz sonora em todos os momentos do tempo e em todos os pontes do espa90. Para onde fugir que Te nao encontre,Senhor? interroga-se 0 salmista. Deus nos chama pessoalmente. Em crian9a, Santa Teresinha,apontando as estrelas que desenhavam nos cius escuros um T, E~xclamava que 0 seu nome se encontrava escrito no ciu. 1!: certo que nos chama tambim no conjunt~_da hmnanidade_a sue pertencemos, ]a que Cl Reden9ao e universal, pelo menos no que respeita ao homem. Mas este chamarlento no conjunto jamais esquece os casas pessoais. Deus nao Se interessa pelos casas de conjuntq: ~~;ra.. ~tinqir o.s c~sos particulares a maneira dos polJ.ticos: Deus esta no conjunt:o da humanidade por cada urn que i humanidade pertence. Cristo assumiu a humanidade em geral., sendo urn homem concreto, pessoal,com casas muito seus. o chamamento de Deus i sempre urn apelo pessoal, dirigido directamente a este e iquele, para 0 bern e aperfei90amento, para a salva9ao,de todos. Jeremias e os outros Profetas nao encontram calmaria ao responder i voz de Deus. Paulo teve a vida transtornada e em todas as suas cartas, qu!n~o se esquece das elocubra96es teologJ.cas para e:star mais perto da vid~ concreta, ir..siste na mudan9a: Ja nao sou eu que vivo, i Cristo que vive em mime Pedro deve ter-se espantado com as palavras duras que 0 Mestre lhe dirigiu: 1!:s para mim urn escandalo Retira-te da minha frente. Ainda se n~o tinha operado a grande transforma9 ao em Pedro, ainda mergulhara por completo no amor de Deus. Se 0 tivesse feito, teria encontrado 0 que verificou mais tarde: as terrIveis exigencias de Deus. ~ preciso deixar tudo e seguir sem olhar para tras, como a mulher de Lot. Importa que os mortos enterrem os mortos. Tem-se de ir ati ao fim, pois so o que luta ati 0 fim sera salvo. E qual i esse fim? A morte e nao a morte tranquila e acompanhada por amigos saudosos e louvaminheiros: a morte infamante da Cruz. Quando 0 cristao recebeu 0 Baptismo, nao comprometeu urn momento, mas a vida inteira.

For children ' Continued from Page Twelve They went back to Jerusalem to look for Jesus. For two days they searched the streets, questioning friends and strangers alike. Then on the third day they found him in the temple, sitting with a group of teachers. He asked them questions. They questioned him in turn. The teachers were amazed at Jesus' intelligence and knowledge of the Bibfe. His answers to some of their hard questions surprised them. But Mary and Joseph were hurt and angry that Jesus had stayed behind in Jerusalem without telling them. "Son," Mary said to him, "why have you done this to us? Don't you realize how worried your father and I have been?" "Why did you search for me?" Jesus asked in response. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" Mary and Joseph were puzzled. They did not understand what Jesus' words meant. Why did he call the temple his Father's house? Jesus' home was in Nazareth. Was he calling God his Father? He had always called Joseph "Father" before. How could he expect them to know he would be in the temple? Despite the hurt feelings and unanswered questions, Mary and Joseph were thrilled they had found Jesus. And he was happy

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to be with them. They went back to Nazareth, where Jesus obeyed and helped Mary and Joseph and grew in wisdom and knowledge. Mary long remembered what Jesus did and said in the temple. She contin\led to wonder about her son who called God his Father.

Herzogs Continued from Page Twelve them sharpen this art. Their children, like all children, have conflicts. But Hans and Mallene believe they should settle their own problems without parental intervention. They say, "This brings into concrete experience the importance of forgiveness. And forgiveness is a difficult lesson that all of us must learn and relearn throughout life." Asked how they think their family is most intimately affected by their Catholic faith, Mallene replied, "Well, we really try every day, I think, to be genuinely kind to one another; to view people as more important than material possessions; and we view our love for one another as a true experience of Christ in our midst."

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Children Continued from Page Twelve One of the most important aspects of caring and ministering is listening. When grief strikes, often God's graces come to us through our children's voices. A friend whose baby was born with a serious disease could not accept the fact until her ll-yearold declared, "I would not change her for anything in the world." Parents are only human. They, too, have times when the thin thread of endurance breaks. Our children have to learn that we are people also. The way we go about correcting our mistakes will set the pattern for them. I learned during the years when our first children went through adolescence how honesty about oneself would make them open up. When we see that our children no longer need us, it means they are on their way to be our helpers when we no longer will be able to take care of ourselves.

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struggling to understand and accept its challenge. I hope and pr~.y in this year of the Family that parents will think before they speak, that they will hesitate before they boast of the child who is a doctor or lawyer or whatever, and be mindful of the feelings of the child who did not finish school and is content to work with his hands and is accomplishing with his own talents as much as the others.

The sacrifice demanded by New Testament Christianity is often thought of in material terms only. Why? Because giving up one's possessions is a visible sacrifice. However, another form of sacrifice is equally real. The sacrifice of personal ambition to assist others to advance and to achieve fulfillment in life is a Christian virtue, so difficult to attain that Jesus' closest disciples are portrayed as

When youth tell me that parents have said: "Look at your

brother, your cousin, how far they've gone in the world. And look at you. What have you done? I feel a deep hurt for the child who is made to feel that he is nothing. I have seen children who gave up everything to help further the career of another, without whimpering or bragging. This is sacrifice that is beautiful. And what of the child who accepts the role of Good Samaritan in a home, undertaking responsibilities that belong to the father and mother? Yes, little

What can I do? By Edward Parr What can I do about world hunger? Recently the sophomores of Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, decided to ·give a personal answer .to that question. The response included over 2,000 person-hours of fasting, a contribution of over $300 to Oxfam America and a conscience-raising experience for 200 students and teachers. The hunger program was divided into three parts. During the first, educational phase, each sophomore homeroom teacher presented the scope of the world hunger problem, focusing on the Cambodian tragedy and stressing that more than money and supplies are needed to overcome the situation. Students were told that people had to become more aware of the issue of justice in the distribution of material goods. In this light, the concept of identifying more closely with the starving millions was stressed. Students were told that when we have a better sense of the value of food and its ready availability in

our culture, we will appreciate the plight of those who have neither food nor the means to procure it. Finally students were asked to volunteer to go without food for one day as a means of identifying with the poor as well as increasing their own appreciation for the value and availability of food. The second phase of the program was promotional. Sophomore home rooms were assigned spedal tasks in preparation for the Day of Fasting. Among them were pUblishing lists of those committed to fast, building in·school spirit to involve teachers and other classes in the fast, and planning of a liturgy to be celebrated in lieu of lunch on the Day of Fasting. Oxfam material and original posters gradually began to appear in the halls of Stang: "Fast for a Day," "Starve with your brothers and sisters in Cambodia," "Don't Eat: See What It's Like!" Students were encouraged to solicit "fa~t buddies" and to contribute money ordinar-

ily spent on food to the Cambodian Relief Fund sponsored by Oxfam America, non-partisan aid organization. The third phase was the Day of Fasting itself. Over 90 percent of the sophomores and over 100 other students participated: in the program, as well as faculty members. Over 200 hundred persons gathered in St. Julie's Church during school lunch hours to hear readings and songs on the theme of hunger and the Christian responsibility to serve those in need. The service concluded with distribution of a single salted cracker to each participant with the reminder that many around the world <::m many days eat less than that. The entire program was one of a series of community building efforts organized under direction of Edward Parr, co-chairperson of Stang's religion department. The series is intended to implement the statement of the National Catholic Directory that Catholic schools should be models of Christian communities.

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children taking on adult jobs. We are made aware, in these uncertain days, that the whole world is a family. Who is my neighbor? The children in Cambodia, Iran, Afghanistan, South America, India, Russia, every place where a child is born. In all of us there is still the small child. We just don't cry as loudly as we used to.

CoyIe-Cassidy Congratulations go to John Brady, a sophomore at the Taunton high school, who was second place winner of the Voice of Democracy contest for the city of Taunton; also to James Thomas, '72, graduating from U Mass Medical School and Richard Renaud, '76, graduating from Holy Cross and the recipient of early acceptance at Tufts Medical School.

Bishop Feehan Students at Feehan High in Attleboro have chosen "Oliver!" for their annual spring musical presentation. It will be staged April 10 through April 12 with a cast of 43 who are also doubling as set builders, lighting engineers, costume designers and makeup artists. Director and set designer is Alan Ksen, head of Feehan's theatre department.

Schools Week Activities at Fall River schools in observance of Catholic Schools Week included weeklong programs at both Holy Name and Mt. St. Joseph schools. At Mt. St. Joseph a Sunday open house included, "I Remember Mama," a play presented by sixth graders, and songs by younger children. A closing prayer service featured hymns sung by fifth and seventh graders. Mass was offered Tuesday night, with an address in Portuguese by Father Edmond Rego. Following the liturgies, parents met with teachers for an explanation of the school's religious program and report card conferences. A Wednesday night Eucharist followed a charismatic prayer meeting. A Thursday night program postponed due to weather, was held this week. At Holy Name, families attended a special Sunday Eucharist with music by the school's folk group. Open school was held for two mornings during the week and parents viewed and discussed the film "Future Shock" at an evening meeting. Last Wednesday school board members and the school staff met for an evening of recollection. The week was climaxed by a student-faculty basketball game, with faculty emerging victorious.


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portswQtch Ho0'P Season Fading Except for a few postponed games and non-league contests, most basketballl leagues ring down the curtain on their regular schedules tomorrow night. Entering this week's action some leagues and division championships 'had already heen determined but others were still undecided. New Bedford High is the Southeastern Mass. Cor.,ference One champion with Fairhaven likely to take runnerup honors. New Bedford is ranked fourth in the Eastern Mass. ratings and should make a good showing in the upcoming Eastern Mass. playoffs. Bishop Feehan High was setting the pace in the conference's Division Two and was assured of at least a share of first place in the final standings goir..g into last Tuesday's schedule. Bishop Stang High and Wareham were in a second-place tie, two games back of Feehan, which needed to win only one of its two remaining games to clinch the title. Stang and Wareham meet tomorrow night in a Season finale at Wareham and second p::ace is likely to go to the winner of that contest. Coyle-Cassidy and Falmouth, top contenders for the Division Three crown, met at Coyle-Cassidy Tuesday night and that

game was probably the title clincher for the winner. Tomorrow's last regular card in the conference is Fairhaven at Taunton, Durfee at Dartmouth, Attleboro at New Bedford, Somerset at Barnstable in Division One; Stang at Wareham, Old Rochester at Dennis-Yarmouth, Feehan. at Seekonk, Holy Family at New Bedford Yoke-Tech in Division Two; Coyle~assidy at Bourne, Case at Falmouth, Diman Yoke at Westport in Division Three. To no one's surprise Apponequet Reigonal High of Lakeville repeated as Mayflower League Large Schools champion. The Lakers were undefeated in 15 league games, 18 overall at the end of last week and were undefeated in 35 games going back to last season. They are ranked eighth in the Eastern Mass. Division Three in which Coyle-Cassidy is ranked fifth. The Hockomock League's last card of the season tomorrow has Stoughton at Canton, Sharon at Franklin, Mansfield at Oliver Ames and King Philip at North Attleboro. Entering this last week of play, Oliver Ames was the front runner in basketball ~nd ice hockey. Saturday night's season finales in hockey list Oliver Ames at Stoughton, North Attleboro at Canton and King Philip at Franklin.

Taunton "loop Tourney Pairings The George Washington Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Taunton Area CYO will open tomorrow night in the Taunton Catholic Middle School with Our Lady of Mount Carmel of New Bedford opposing Mulcahey of Taunton at 7 o'clock, and Case Junior High of Swansea taking on St. Mary of New Bedford at 8:30. . Play in the sixth annua:: tourney continues with a three-game card Saturday evening: Cohannet of Taunton vs. Holy Name of Fall River at 5:30, Martin Middle School of Taunton vs. St. Anne's of Fall River at 7, and St. Mary-

Sacred Heart of New Bedford vs. Mount Carmel or Mulcahey at 8:30. Sunday's games list Beckwithe of Rehoboth vs. Case or St. Mary, Fairhaven Junior High vs. Cohannet or Holy Name and Taunton Catholic Middle School vs. Martin Middle or St. Anne's. Semi-finals are scheduled for Monday evening, the championship and consolation finals for Tuesday evening. Limited to squads from the eighth grade and under, the tourney is under the direction of Rev. William L. Boffa, Taunton area eyO director.

Diocesan Hc)ckey Playoffs Sunday The playoffs in the Bristol County eyO Hockey League will get underway Sunday night in the DriscOll Rink, Fall River, with a pair of first-round games. Fall River South, which finished fifth in the regular schedule, will meet fourth-place SomersetFreetown at 9 o'clock. Rochester, the third-place team, will meet sixth-place Fall River North at 10:30. Both best-of-three series will continue on Feb. 24. New Bedford and Taunton, which finished first and second, respectively, have byes in this round. On the league's final card of

the regular schedule in the Driscoll Rink last Sunday night it was New Bedford 6 South 0, Rochester 2 Taunton 1, Somerset-Freetown 3 North 3. New Bedford completed its regular schedule with a 17-1-2 (won, lost, tied) record. Taunton was 10-8-2, Rochester 10-9-1, Somerset-Freetown 8-8-4, South 7-10-3, North 0-16-4.

Sons of Deeds "Good actions ennoble us and we are the sons of our deeds." - Cervantes

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

New Films "The Human Factor" (MGMUnited Artists) is a screen adaptation of Graham Greene's most recent novel. It is about spies and spying, but its emphasis is on characterization and moral tension rather than on thrills and chills. The hero, Maurice Castle (Nicol Williamson), is a quiet family man but not as adjusted to conventional living as one would imagine. Employed by British intelligence, he has a black wife whom he met in South Africa. Racial laws would not permit her to leave the country and when a Communist lawyer succeeded in arranging her exit, Castle, in gratitude, from time to time passed information gleaned as a result of his position to the Soviets. The leak is discovered, but a subordinate of Castle is blamed and his murder is arranged in the interest of national security. Complications arise when a contingency plan for use of nuclear weapons in South Africa is discovered and Castle's conscience obliges him to disclose this information. Entertaining, although a nightclub dance sequence rules this film out for younger viewers. R, A3 "Wise Blood" (New Line Cinema) is also an adapted novel, this one by Flannery O'Connor, dean of writers of the American south. 'Brad Dourif plays Hazel Motes, a young man who gets out of the army and goes to the big city, striving to rid himself of "a ragged, wounded figure who slips stealthily from tree to tree in the back of his mind." In the attempt, Hazel becomes the herald of a "new Jesus," who seems to be Antichrist, preaching a terrible gospel wherein the blind stay blind and the dead stay dead. The acting is superb and the viewer is given a powerful and provocative film. Due, however, to incidental violence and moral complexity, it is suitable only for mature viewers. PG, A3 "American Gigolo" (Paramount): Richard Gere is a man who lives off women in this silly and offensive film. The hero turns out to be a stud with a heart of gold, but by the time this revelation comes, the audience should be past caring. Much nudity, graphic sexuality and a muddled moral stance. R,C

"Night of the Juggler" (Columbia): A psychotic kidnaps the teen-age daughter of a truck driver, an ex-policeman who had been laid off the force in an economy move in spite of or perhaps because of his role in uncovering corruption. Unable to get police help in pursuing the abductor, the desperate father tracks down the kidnapper himself, a chase that takes him into very rough and sordid territory. Though exciting, with some very fine acting "Night of the Juggler" will offend many because of its unremitting brutality and relentless use of obscene language. R,B TV Film Tuesday, Feb. 19,9 p.m. (NBC) - "The End" (1978) - Except

for the inspired buffoonery of Dam DeLuise, this is a painfully unfunny Burt Reynolds comedy about how not to commit suicide. It is seriously offensi.ve in its treatment of confession. There is also an explicit love scene as well as some highly insulting Polish jokes. When originally released, this film was protested by Polish community leaders. R,C

Basic white is always right NEW YORK (NC) - It's a basic wardrobe, limited mainly to white robes, but the pope wears it with impeccable style, says the Fashion Fo'undation of America in naming Pope John Paul II the best-dressed statesman of 1979. While it didn't say if white robes would be the next style trend, the foundation did say the pope is "impeccable in his appearances, always striking," and that he "added a light touch of fashion when he donned a Mexican hat" during his trip to Mexico last year. Pope John Paul wears clothes well, better than his predecessors, said foundation director Charlie Richman in announcing the 40th annual list Jan. 7.. Also on the best-dressed list were wearers of the traditional suit and tie, such as President Jimmy Carter, New York's Mayor Edward I. Koch, Gen. Alexander Haig and Saudi Arabia's oil minister, Sheik Ahmed Zaki YamanL

Death penalty WASHINGTON (NC)-Saying it is "deeply disturbed" by reports of torture of prisoners on death row in Georgia, Amnesty International has called on President Carter to establish a presidential commission on the uses of the death penalty. The Nobel Peace Prize winning organization, whose annual report recently denounced the growing use of the death penalty, also called on Carter to veto proposed federal death penalty legislation.

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HOLY TRINITY, WEST HARWICH A Mardi Gras potluck supper and costume party will be sponsored by the parish at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the church hall. All are asked to contribute to the meal. Admission will be by costume only! A Genesis 2 meeting will be held in the parish center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. The theme will be The Risk of Being Myself.

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DIVORCED CATHOLICS, REGION ONE Separated and Divorced Catholics will hold their annual regional conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Holy Name Central Catholic High School, Worcester. Sister Paula Ripple, executive director of the North American Conference of Separated and Divorced Catholics, will be the keynote speaker. Worships will deal with family problems and specialized situations facing single parents. Registration is limited and shOUld be made by Saturday, March 15. Forms are available from the Conference at P.O. Box 354, Wenham, Ivfass. 01984. ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER An adult GIFT weekend will open tomorrow in Peacedalle, R.I. Parishioners are asked to pray for candid£.tes. A student science fair will be held in the school auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER Confirmation candidates will be on retreat ';his weekend at Our Lady of Providence Seminary, Warwick. The, Youth Ministry team will participate in a day of recollection Sunday, also at the seminary. The parish credit union will hold its annual meeting and elections at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the school hall. The school board will meet at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, F~b. 26 in the rectory. SS. PETER A..'1D PAUL, FALL RIVER Rehearsals aTe scheduled tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. for the SIGN Folk Group, and at 7:45 for the choir. The annual CYO bowling tourney for s€nior and junior members only will be held Sunday at Holiday Lanes, Westport. Permission slips must be signed and returned to the rectory by tonight.

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SACRED HEART, FALL RIVER OCD teachers will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the parish center. A workshop on Lenten ideas and projects will be conducted. A new parish choir is being formed. Those interested in joining are asked to sign the register in the rear of the church or contact Mrs. Madeleine Grace, choir director, or Father Barry Wall, pastor. Sewing group members will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the rectory. New members are always welcome. NORTH END ULTREYA, NEW BEDFORD U1treyas are held the second Tuesday of each month from 8 to 10 p.m. at St. Theresa's Church, Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford. Former members are invited to visit and share news of whatever apostolic work they may be doing. ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, NEW BEDFORD The Young Couples' Club will hold its second meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16 in the church hall. An expert on family budgeting will speak. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN Second graders will receive first penance at 9 a.m. Saturday. 'Students will be registered for next year during school hours from Feb. 26 through 28.

BLESSED SAC~ENT ADORERS, FAIRHAVEN The Adorers will hold their monthly ::lOly hour at Sacred Hearts Church, Fairhaven, from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Mass will be celebnlted and refreshments will follow the service. All are invited.

ST. RlITA, MARION Following all Masses this weekend, information will be available at the rectory on a program to enhance family life. An appreciation party for CCD teachers and their spouses will be held at 8 tomorrow night at the rectory. Also at 8 in the rectory, the prayer group will meet.

ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET Parents of first communicants will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday in the parish center. The Women's Guild will meet Wednesday, following 7 p.m. Mass. Members will wrap gifts for a forthcoming guild project.

ST. MARK, ATTLEBORO FALLS, The Women's Guild will meet for Benediction at 7:45 p.m. Monday. A meeting will follow with members of DCCW District 4 as guests. A legal forum will be presented by Atty. Robert Cunningham.

LA SALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO Melkite Catholics and the general public are invited to join Archbishop Joseph Tawil, Apostolic Eparch of Newton, at a divine liturgy in the Melkite Byzantine rite at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Music will be by the choir of St. Gregory the' Theologian Seminary, Newton.

DOMINICAN CONVENT, NORTH I)ARTMOUTH Sister Elizabeth Menard is coordinator for a series of prayer days and evenings of recollection to be held at the Dominican convent at 856 Tucker Road, telephone 996-1305. They will be open to high school juniors and seniors and single college and working women, with the first day scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 and the first evening for Wednesday,. Feb. 27.

DIOCESAN PRJESTS, TAUNTON DEANERY The deanery will sponsor its second annual liturgy of anointing the sick at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9 in St. Mary Church, Taunton. Those wishing themselves or a family member to receive the sacrament should contact a parish priest for a preregistration card. In case of inclement weath~r, the service will be held at the same time Sunday, March 16.

OUR LADY OF ANGELS, FALL RIVER New officers of the Children of Mary are Arlene Ferreira, president; Maria Rodrigues, vicepresident; Lori Faria, secretary; Edwarda Mello, treasurer. They will be installed at 5 p.m. Mass Sunday. Holy Rosary Sodalists will attend a communion breakfast and meeting in the church hall following 8 a.m. Mass Sunday, March 2.

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