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Catholics pay hOlTIage to pair of beloved Saints BISHOP SEA~

P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., joins the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Saint Anne's Hospital Tuesday. With the bishop, from left: Fall River Mayor Edward M: Lambert Jr., Hospital President Michael Metzler, and Trustees' Chairman Dominican Sister"Joanna Fernandes. (Anchor/Gordon photo)

Saint Anne's dedicates breast cancer center· FALL RIVER - The new, three-story, FIRSTFED Center for Breast Cancer at Saint Anne's Hospital was blessed and dedicated by Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., at ceremonies Tuesday. "We congratulate the Saint Anne's family today," said

Bishop O'Malley. "This wonderful facility will greatly enhance the work being done here at the hospital and help serve people with love." The bishop said he was pleased to be on hand to share in Turn to page J3 - Hospital

The month of March affords Catholics the opportunity to celebrate the feast days of two men whose lives are shining illustrations of Christian love and charity. The feast of St. Patrick is remembered on March 17, and the feast of St. Joseph is March 19. As a boy, Patrick, the son of a well-to-do official, was kidnapped from his home in Britain by Irish invaders. He was treated no better than an animal by his captors, yet, several years after his escape, he returned to Ireland amid many perils to remote places to baptize, confirm and ordain clergy among the people who had once tormented him. St. Joseph, the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a true model of piety, obedience and fatherhood. A silent figure in the Gospels, uttering no words, St. Joseph's actions speak volumes today about obeying God's commands and the importance of family.



Three receive Pro·Ecclesia et Pontifice medal By JAMESN. DUNBAR FALL RIVER - Three people who have given outstanding service to the Church have been awa~ded the prestigious papal medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice. Bishop Sean P. O'Malley. OFM Cap., presented the medals at a noon luncheon Thursday at the Quequechan Club to Rosemary Dussault, retired general manager of The Anchor; retired Professor Anthony J. John of the University of MassachusettsDartmouth; and Grace Taylor, former secretary at the Diocesan Department of Education. ' The medal was instituted by Pope Leo xm in 1888 in memory of his golden sacerdotal jubilee, and bestowed on those

women and men who had aided the jubilee and Vatican Exposition successful. The decoration was made a permanent


award ip. October 1898. Its object is to reward those who in a general way deserve well of the pope on account of services



done for the Church and the papacy. The medal is a cross made octangular by fleur-de-lis fixed in the angles of the cross. In the center is an image of its founder and encircling the image are the words "Leo xm P.M. ANNO X." On the obverse side are the papal emblems surrounded by the motto: "Pro Deo et Pontifice." Other markings are those of the coat of arms of the Pecci Family (Pope Leo was born Gioacchino Vincenzo Pecci). The ribbon is purple, with delicate lines of white and yellow on each border. The decoration is worn on the right side of the breast. ' Rosemary Dussault was general, manager of The Anchor from July 1, 1989 until Turn to page 12 - Pro Ecclesia






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(508) 994-9714 . RESIDENT MARGARET Jordan. of the Catholic Memorial. Home, Fall River, receives '. congratulations from family and friends' whe~ s~~ receDJly ,b.e.Ga.rne:?_ "!1~lJlb~r- Qf th~ ~.~tholic Church, receiving the sacraments of Eucharist and corifirmation:FathemfJanl'es'Mttellari' and William Blottman, chaplain of the home, officiated. From left: grandsons Earl Obannion and Brandon Biaterana; Jordan; granddaughter Elizabeth Biaterana; daughter Altheia Biaterana ' . and friend Nancy Kraus.

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JANE EARLS, Venerini Sister Maria Cravedi and Anna Cravedi share a smile at Our Lady's Haven, Fairhaven, where Jane and Anna have ·rekindled a friendship born when the two were students 75 years ago at Classical High School, Worcester. Sister Cravedi re-introduced the two after discov: ering they were classmates and they have. become fast, inseparable friends attending Mass together and sharing meals.

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Diocesan Learning Center, apartment house, dedicated NEW BEDFORD - The Fall River diocese's first learning center in a Housing Authority complex and a new substance-free apartment house in the North End were dedicated Wednesday morning by Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. The new learning center in the Ben Rose Gardens Housing complex was named for the late Holy Union Sister Ann Marie Phillips, a Fall River nun and retired school principal, who began teaching classes to immigrants in a church basement in 1996. She died in 1998. The center currently offers civics education and literary classes. That results from a nearly half-mil-

lion dollar federal grant to Catholic Social Services of Fall River to expand English programs for immigrants. Bishop O'Malley also dedicated the new Talbot Apartments, a 26unit substance-free apartment house in the 1901-era former Touraine Hotel on Acushnet Avenue that the diocese purchased with funding assistance from the New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development last year for $60,000. That carne after a foreclosure on the former hotel and an agreement by the diocese and Catholic Social Services to offer low-cost housing for people who agree not to drink or use drugs.

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GILBERT J. COSTA, right, a founding member of the Serra Club, was recently honored with a plaque for his dedication and 43 years of service. Presenting the plaque from left are: Seraphim Salvador, Virginio C. Macedo, vice president; Maurice F. Down.ey, treasurer; and Robert W. Small, president.

Something very special will be happening at the Robeson Street Office of Citizens-Union Savings Bank, March 22-24th. 1970 was a very good year! Come revisit it as Citizens-Union Savings Bank's 150th Anniversary Celebration moves to the Robeson St. Office, 490 Robeson St. in Fall River. There'll be disco on the soundsystem and lots of fun stuff going on ... plus free gifts, snacks, surprises and more! There aren't many businesses that have been around for 150 years. Thanks to the people of Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Seekonk and the surrounding towns, Citizens-Union Savings Bank has. Stop by

Saturday, Mar. 24th at the Robeson Street office. See you there!

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the living word

Suicide is not painless The culture of death is indeed imploding on our American social order. The millions who have been murdered in the womb, .legally approved by our government, stand in dark testimony to the horror of abortion. The murders of school children by their peers is yet another witness of the sick state of our eroding moral responsibility. However, one of the most serious situations that is insidiously threatening more and more people in our country is the ever-growing darkness of suicide. In a recent report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, some shocking suicide statistics from data gleaned in 1998 revealed that there were 503 suicides and some 128 homicides in the state: Those who have the responsibility of such reports feel that the suicide rate is underreported by as much as 30 percent. What makes this study so chilling is the number of students who attempt suicide. It was found that about 10 percent of the state's high school students attempted to end their own lives. The culture which has developed and nurtured this depressing mind-set is one that has lost all hope. When suicides outnumber homicides by a four-to-one ratio, we simply have to admit that something is very wrong in our state, our communities and our homes. Psychological studies have for four years sounded the alarm in this grave situation. The overall suicide rate among adolescents has quadrupled within the span of two generations. One study of the 154 adolescents · who attempted suicide found that hopelessness, rather than depression res.ulting from immediate situations, was often' the most critical factor. Adolescents who attempt suicide have a long history of escalating instability and discord. They feel that they have reached a point at which they are unable to communicate with their parents or tum to them for support. Typically, suicidal adolescents have fewer close friends, but their relationship with them is more intense, which often is not a shared SISTER MARGARET OF THE DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL TRAVELS experience. THROUGHOUT THE NIGER DELTA IN A "DUGOUT" BRINGING THE GOOD NEWS FAR AND WIDE One of the dangerous myths concerning this subject is that a person who talks about committing suicide will not do so. The proven evidence TO ALL WHO WILL LISTEN TO IT. THIS LENT, WILL YOU OFFER HELP THROUGH THE PROPAGATION is that many young people who have thr~aten~d suicide and beel) ign9re<;l ,Or.THE fAITH ~O THAT STqRJES OF HELP AND HOp'E MAY Co.NTINUE IN THEMISS~ONS? WI!H YOlfR or diagnosed as attention seekers, do in' fact subsequently take 'their'own GIFT AND YOUR PRAYERS, YOU ARE WITH THOSE IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD WHO, EACH DAY, lives. For those who do care, in talking about suicide, adolescents are BRING TO OTHERS THE HOPE-FILLED GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST. (MISSIO PHOTO) conveying a message that something is wrong and that they need help, even though they may not be seriously intent on suicide as the ·only "PUTOUT YOUR NETS INTO DEEP WATERS FOR A CATCH••• FROM NOW ON I SHALL · remaining solution to their problems: ..n ,~,~ , ~. • 'p'H'V' .. '" ( . ' I','· .n:-.... ( •..., (I~'n .... n~I"(·lJ' ..... 1;-, qr ·,f-· , ~,I.~ •. ;. Talk of suicide"like school violence and revenge, should always be MAKE YOU FISHERS OF MEN" (LUKE 5:4, 10). taken seriously and not be dismissed as a mere teen-age whim. Sad to say, today's schools have become a fertile ground of aggravating circumstances that have left many teens tottering on the brink of suicide. Peer pressure, social isolation, and unaccountable behavior are the fertile planting ground for personal stress that cannot be handled by a given medicinal. Many schools do not have any suicide prevention programs. Prevention programs must be developed. Many school officials and parents just cannot or refuse to handle this most sensitive issue. The facts speak for themselves. Suicide is out-of-control, and many educators and parents By FATHER EUGENE HEMRICK cannot and will not face the facts at hand. basis. If they can't at least break infrastructure. Today, approxi. CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE The Church family has always held that everyone is responsible fOf even, they face the likelihood of mately 16 percent of U.S. parhis or her life before God. We are stewards, not owners, of the life God When Georgetown University being closed. ishes are without a resident pashas entrusted to us. We are not self-disposable. With the rapid advances appointed John J. DeGioia, a layInterestingly, studies show that tor, and many more:pastors now in the field of psychology which were not available to us 50 years ago, man, as its next president, it not Catholic schools run by skilled lay' find themselves in charge of sev· the Church is very aware that grave psychological disturbances, anguish only dismayed some bishops, but men and women are becoming eral parishes. As pastors' roles or fear can indeed, and does, diminish the responsibility of one who does many in the general public. The models of effectiveness and effi- change, so does the infrastructure ,.commit suicide. We should never despair of pers·ons who take their own Jesuits are known for being an ciency in the Catholic school sys- of the parishes they serve. ' . lives. ' extremely,tight-knit community, tem . Deacons, sisters and lay people of .almost always choosing one are visiting the sick, counseling, Hospitals that were founded Hope keeps us from discontent; it sustains us in time of real or imag·'ined abandonment; it opens our heart and mind to great expectations; it their own to run their institutions. and staffed by nuns and brothers managing parish facilities and fiWhy this abrupt change at also now depend primarily on lay nances, setting the tone for the helps us to be less selfish; it leads us to true self-happiness. This is what we most give to our young people. They need light, not darkness. They Georgetown, its best known uni- administrators and staff. Although liturgy arid shouldering numerous versity?' many of them still maintain a other pastoral responsibilities. need hope. Theologians also play an imI believe we have here yet anCatholic identity, the present situThe Editor other example of the Church's ation is a far cry from the days portant role in forming attitudes changing infrastructure. when "God's flying geese," as we among Catholics. In the past, most The changing infrastructures called the Sisters of Charity, could theologia'ns were priests. Today, of the Church these days go be- be seen along hospital corridors. lay people, including many yond Catholic universities. WherDiocesan centers, once called women, fill the ranks of theoloever we look, basic Church sys- chancery offices, now have sis- gians. Undoubtedly, we will yet see . ters and laypersons as chancellors. OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIYER tems are changing. Take, for example, Catholic Not long ago, this position always Church changes that are far more Published weekly by The Catholic Press 01 the Diocese 01 Fall Rive~ schools. Not only hav~ religious was occupied by a priest and was dramatic than replacing a Jesuit 887 Highland Avenue P,O. BOX 7 orders almost disappeared from considered a stepping stone to with a layman as president of a Fall River. MA 02720 Fall River, MA 02722-0007 them, but the systems on which becoming a monsignor or bishop. prestigious university. For those Telephone 508-675-7151 Catholic schools relied have On the national level, many of us who may be dismayed by FAX (508) 675-7048 . . changed radically. positions once held in the national what we experience, it would be Send address changes 10 P.O·, Box 7 or call'telephone number above Sisters and religious brothers bishops' conference by priests wise to remember that the Holy who workeq for practically noth- now are held by laypersons and Spirit is still running the Church. EDITOR GENERAL MANAGER NEWS EDITOR Changing infrastructures are ing have been replaced by lay- sisters. Rev. Msgr. John F. Moore Rosemary Dussault James N. Dunbar persons who require adequate The parish more than any othe.r nothing new. Without them, the PRODUCTION MANAGER compensation. The schools now Catholic Church institution has Church might have gone out of Dave Jolivet are run on a cost-effectiveness experienced radical changes in its existence long ago.

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You mean you' expect my best... every day? "Listen Monsignor Moore, you playoff lives. Meaning, in essence, know how much I love working for that each game is a playoff game The Anchor, but this week I just for them. With less than a month to didn't have it. I came in every day, play in the regular season, the Brubut all I could do was go through the motions. I laid out a paper this week, but truthfully, this wasn't one of my better efforts. You'll notice that some of the pages aren't filled. I've left some huge areas of white space that could By Dave Jolivet have been filled with interesting and helpful stories, or with advertising to help us continue to put out our ins are in as precarious a position as product each week, but I wasn't those of who thought we were forpsyched-up enough to do my job tunate enough to land Nomar the way it's supposed to be done. Garciaparra on our fantasy baseball "I'm real sorry, but next week team. will be better... the week after that, One would think that with only I'm not so sure. But it's tough to a handful of games left, and with keep up a level of competence and the importance of those games magprofessionalism day in and day out. nified with each passing day, the You understand, right?" players would bring their "A" game First of all, the above scenario to the ice each time. was purely hypothetical. (Honest Yet, the mantra escaping from Monsignor Moore, it was!) Sec- coach Mike Keenan's lips during his ondly, how long would I last in this post-game press conferences is that, position if it weren't? "Not everyone came to play tonight." By and large, Keenan has done a How long would any of us last in our jobs if that was the attitude good job with the cards he was dealt. with which we approached the daily Much in the same way his predecestasks at hand? Simple: We would sor, Pat Bums, did. I doubt Bums would be tucking lose ourjobs in less time than it takes someone new to become the high- logs into his woodstove at the Queest paid player in their sport. bec-Vermont border today had each Surely this scenario isn't played ' Bruin "come to play" each game. My question is, if they didn't out in real life... is it? If you don't know the answer to that one, you come to play, what did they come haven't been watching New to do? The regular season consists England's version of a National of 80 games. That means, during Hockey League team - the Boston a span of six months, roughly 190 days, the players have to "come to Bruins. The team is in a dogfight for their play" on less than 33 percent of

My View

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those occasions. Don't get me wrong, ice hockey is a tough, grueling, physically demanding sport, but it's what these guys love doing, and have been doing since they were pups. And, the compensation they receive for doing'it, is well above what you and I will bring in for six months ofpractice and performing. Why, especially in the Bruins case, aren't players prepared to work each game? Boston has missed the playoffs in two of the last four seasons, their worst stretch since the 60s. And, missing the playoffs in the'NHL is no easy feat. Of the 30 teams in the league, 16 make the playoffs. Yet, not every playercomes ready to play every game? The young players oftoday don't· seem to have the same work ethics as their predecessors. Instead of leaming to play the game on the frozen tundras ofCanada and the northern U.S., players today play in the cozy confines of the hundreds of ice rinks in North America. The sacrifice comes from the parents not the kids. Youngsters don't mind getting up for a 4 a.m. ice time, or playing in five, six or seven games a week in various leagues. It's the parents who pay the price. The kids? They're pampered and spoiled from baritams to college because they have ice hockey talent. Also, it was very difficult to break into the NHL years ago, when there weren't any teams south of the Mason-Dixon Line. You had to be the very, very best ofthe very best to play. Consequently, the wod< ethic was true.

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THEANCHOR-DioceseofFall River-Fri., March 16,2001 And that lack of work ethic exists outside of the fantasy world of sports. As a boy, I worked in a supermarket, and we had to be friendly, courteous and pretty much bend over backwards for our customers. Today, you're lucky if the young cashiers acknowledge you're alive. And try getting someone to give you your change by putting the coins in your hand before the bills. But I digress. Things come too easily for many athletes today, and it shows in the product they produce. I was fortlinate enough to have been invited to a Bruins game next Saturday at the FleetCenter when Ray Bourque makes his only appearance of the year in Boston. I look forward to the game to welcome back a player from the old school. One who "comes to play" each game. One who doesn't take for granted the gifts he's been given. I almost feel sorry for the Bruins in a way, because the game will seem like a Colorado Avalanche home game. But hey, maybe that will be the spark the young Bruins need to


bring their "A" game to the rink every da~. Well, I guess I'll wrap up this column now. I was hoping to provide a clever finish, but as I wrote this, I seemed to have lost interest. I'll write a better ending next column. If I'm up to it. Dave Jolivet is a fonner sports writer/editor, and current staff member of The Anchor. Comments are welcome at FERTILIZER & TREATMENT Programs Custom Tailored ForVour Lawn

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Adoration before Easter

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Q. In our parish we have what appears to be a that if a woman cannot have children, she cannot local custom concerning adoration of the Blessed marry in the Catholic Church or have her marriage blessed in the Church. Sacrament before Easter. This upset many students. I can understand not Most of us recaD that after Mass on Holy Thursblessing a marriage in day evening, adoration which one of the partners took place at what we _ - - - - - - - - - does not want children. called the altar of repose But why punish someone until around midnight. who may have already After this there was no gone through a grueling adoration at this altar or ,disease or surgery, or has any place else until the been born with a problem Easter Vigil. It was a By Father that makes her sterile? (inbeautiful way to be reJohn J. Dietzen diana) minded of that period A. For some reason, between our Lord's death ....-....;..----.;,..--many Catholics and nonand resurrection. Here the repository is so arranged that adora- Catholics are confused about this area ofCatholic teachtion continues all day Good Friday and l{oly Sat- ing. Your daughter's teacher is mistaken. Sterility, the urday. Have the rules changed? Why must we always be so quick to compromise our traditions? inability on either the man's or woman's part to have children, is no obstacle to marriage. (North Carolina) One would think a little looking around would prove A. No, there has bee~ no change from the sacred that. Thousands of couples, for example, marry in the Triduum ceremonies that you remember. . The Sacramentary (Missal) notes that after the transfer Catholic Church when they are long past child-bearing .of the Eucharist to the place of reposition Holy Thurs- age. Part of the problem may result from confusing steday evening, people should be encouraged to continue adoration before the Blessed Sacrament for a suitable rility and impotence. Sterility is ,an obstacle in the natuperiod during the night, "but there should be no solemn ral internal processes ofgeneration which prevents conadoration after midnight." . ception of a child. . A woman who has had a hysterectomy, for example, After Communion on Good Friday, says the Sacramentary, the Eucharist is returned to its place out- or a man who produces no sperm, is sterile in the legal side the church (in the sacristy or separate oratory) or, if sense of the word. Impotence on the other hand is the permanent incircumstances require, in the tabernacle. Before the Easter Vigil, "Communion may be given only as viati- ability to have sexual intercourse because of a physical cum." or emotional defect in the man or woman. Permanent and irremediable impotence is an imObviously, prayer is encouraged during these days, eVen in church. But by the Church's ancient traditions pediment to marriage. Sterility is not. 'and current rubrics, something special is happening in As you note, an explicit intention not to have chilthe Church's life during these hours syITlbolized by the dren is a different matter.,In the teaching of our Church separation of the Eucharist from the Church.' Thus, the and (until recent times) in rmmy civil law traditions, Eucharist is intended to be reserved after the Good Fri- openness to at least the possibility of children is an esday liturgy only for Co~union to those who are dy- sential element of any valid maniage. ,ing,'noHor "solemn" or public adoration. i, , " , The Catholic Code of Canon Law, Nos. 1084 and .. 11: My daughter's morality teacller'told her Class - Iioi; outlines theSe-regulations.' - ~ : ~

Publicity Chairmen are asked April 3 at the parish center of Our to ,submit news items for this col- Lady of Fatima Church. Presenter wnn to The Anclwr, P.O. Box 7, Lisa Gulino will help attend~s rl';Fall River, 02722. Name of city or flect on the.Hebrew Scriptures and town should.be路inthlded, as' weD . theifiiTiportance to the Catholic faith as fuU dates ofall activities. DEAD- and salvation history. For more information call the Adult Education LINE IS NOON ON FRIDAYS. We do not carry notices of Office at 678-2828.. fund-raising activities. NEW BEDFORD - The ATTLEBORO :- Father Daughters of Isabella ~yacinth Manuel Pereira will lead a healing Circle #71 will hold its monthly service in Portuguese at 2 p.m. Sun- meeting at 7 p.m. March 20 at day at the La Salette Shrine. It will the Holy Name of the Sacred include music, celebration of the Heart of Jesus Parish Center. Eucharist and the opportunity for people to be prayed over and NORTH DARTMOUTH-A anointed individually. For more in- Separated-Divorced Support Group formation call 222-5410. will meet from 7-9 p.m. on March 26 at the Diocesan Family Life CenFALL RIVER - The Fall River ter, 500 Slocum Road. It will inClover Club, Friendly Sons of St. clude discussion of a video entitled Patrick, will hold its annual banquet "Happiness is an Inside Job," by Jein honor ofSt. Patrick at McGovern's suit Father John Powell. Restaurant tonight at 6 p.m. It will feaffire entertainment by the Irish folk NORTH DARTMOUTH group The Shenanigans. The next Retrouvaille weekend will be held April 6-8 and offers couples FALL RIVER - The Legion a chance to heal and renew troubled of Mary will hold its, 49 th annual marriages. Rediscover yourself and Acies Consecration Ceremony at your spouse and a loving relation2:30p.m. on March 18 atSt. Mary's ship in marriage. For more inforCathedra). Bishop Sean P. O'Malley mation call 1-800-470-2230 or the OFM Cap., will preside and Father 'Diocesan Office of Family MinisTerence Keenan will be guest trY.a! 999-6420. . speaker. Refreshments will follow. For more information call Father PROVINCETOWN - A muBarry Wall at 672-7232. sical drama entitled "Resurrection," will be presented by the St. Patrick's FALL RIVER - Saint Anne's ' ';Family'Playets' at 7 'p.m. March 31 Hospital Interpreter Services Depart- at St. Peter theApostle Church. It ment will present a training program will chronicle the spiritual journey entitled "Immigrant Health Care," of St. Peter and his life with Jesus. from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March For more information call 487-0095. 22. It will address immigrants' and refugees' eligibility for free health SOUTH YARMOUTH programs. Registration is required. "Bread not Stones," will be the For more information call 674-5600 theme of the next Pax Christi-Cape ext. 2455. Cod meeting from 7:30-9:15 p.m. on March 19 at St. Pius X Church's MASHPEE - A Continuing St. Mary's Hall. For more informaChristian Formation for Adults pro- tion call 771-6737. gram entitlea "Scripture: A Personal Spiritual Journey," will be held from , TAUNTON - Members of the 1-3 p.m. on March 25 at Christ the Taunton District Council of the St. King Church. It will be an after- Vincent de Paul Society will attend noon of education and information a Mass at 7 p.m. March 12 at Our and two guest speakers will offer . Lady of Lourdes Church for the inattendees an opportunity to deepen tention of the canonization of their relationship with God. For reg- Blessed Frederic Ozanam and in istration call the parish at 477-7700 memory of deceased members. Its or sign up via their website: regular monthly meeting will low in the church hall. NEW BEDFORD - A Lenten Parish Mission will be held March 26-29 at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. It will include daily Mass at II am. and 7 p.m. followed by teaching and prayer of the rosary each day at 6:30 p.rn. Father Marc Montminy of New Hampshire will be the speaker. For more information call 984-3406. NEW BEDFORD - Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help is celebrated every Tuesday and devotion to Divine Mercy on Thursday following the noon Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. For more information call 992-9378. NEW BEDFORD - A program entitled "Praying with the Patriarchs and Prophets," will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. March 20, 27 and

SOUTH YARMOUTH - The Cape Cod and the Islands Chapter of Catholic Nurses will meet at 7 p.m. March 21 at the St. Pius X Parish Life Center for a program entitled ''A Night ofReflection." For more information call 428-6741. TAUNTON - The choir of St. Jacques Church is sponsoring a Children's Fun Day Fair from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday. It will include children's games, crafts and food. WEST HARWICH - The Perpetual Adoration Chapel at Holy Trinity Church, Route 28, invites people to sign up and spend an hour or two in prayer. This regional chapel ofthe mid-Cape area depends on the support of people. All ages welcome. For more information call Jane Jannell at 430-0014.

Questions' and Answers

A family's love alert, Sometimes, if you open a door to a modest home, their children, are poignant. I was especially moved you encounter a tale of incredible nobility. when he told how Irene cried frequently, the sound like In the years when we lived close by, I knew Irene "a long, uninterrupted soprano note that neither wavers Oickle as a friend. We had so much in common, espe- nor breaks for breath - the saddest of distress calls." Then there was Christrn'as, with the tree too big, needcially that we were both Catholic mothers with the same number of children, seven. ing branches cut. Was it a lesson? AI wondered: "Like In March 1994, Irene died in a way she never wanted. the tree's free-growing limbs, our dreams often need to It was a lingering, painful exodus, lasting seven years. be cut to fit into one's life." I felt his mourning in those But in those years she was words. so well cared for by her ex- , . . . - - - - - - - - -__ What deeply touched me traordinary family, with were the words of the their faithful presence conOickle children - now , tinually lightening the sadgrown, inost, with children of their own. Their devoness, that her long illness became an unbroken demtion was so well expressed onstration of family love. by Marilyn: "It is my By Antoinette Bosco He husband AI's caremother's living that I retaking role began in 1987 L---------~t:::!.......拢. J-I member and the love that when Irene suffered a held us together." strokelike attack that left her paralyzed on the right side Sadly, the colon cancer of her body. Feisty and independent, she held off re- problems resurfaced, striking two of the children. Kerry vealing other physical problems until .I 993" wh~n she recovered, Scott died of this cancer in 1998 at age 40. had no choice. The diagnosis then was colon cancer, Once again, AI's words about Irene applied: "the harsh, already advanced beyond the possibility of cure. hollow feeling of an irreplaceable loss, and I realize we AI then took on the demanding physical care tasks can never be fully prepared fQr such events." required as Irene's condition worsened; never complainThis book, for me, is an ode to Christian marriage. ing. Irene's illness ended physical love, "yet," he writes, "our Now-AI Oickle has written about this incredible phase mutual understanding and caring, our interdependence, of a family's life in what I can only call a love story, have given real meaning to the sharing of two lives in "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, A Husband's Journal love." of UnconquereQ Fear, Cancer and Death" (LSP' Box And this 48-year union gave him a special knowl69, Everett, Mass. 02149). . edge, "that life must be Ii'{ed with joy and enthusiasm." .It takes a skilled writer to make you care about what Editor's note: The episodes described in ''Now I goes on day by day as a loved one is dying. But whether Lay Me Down to Sleep," published in December by he's talking about bed messes or drug reaCtions, mo- AmErica Ho~ of Baltim,ore, occurred on Cape ments when joyful times from the past are shared in Cod. Author AI ~ckIe lives路 in Dennisport and is a intimate conversations, outbursts of anger from Irene member of Holy Trinity ,Parish in West Harwich. He told The Anclwr:.that Father Gerry Stapleton, or his own fatigue, the bottom line is love. This family - which by now included ~ 8 grand- now retired, and eucharistic ministers faithfully children - never faltered in their devotion. ministered to his family "during this sad yet niarAI's reflections, as well as many recollections from velously family and prayer-e:entered period."

The Bottom . 'Line

Words for weddings Serving weddings was always a prize assignment in preconciliar Catholicism, although not necessarily for the noblest of reasons. Assuming a generous groom or best man, serv-. ing a wedding may have cost you a couple of hours on a Saturday, but it usually netted the altar boys $5.00 each. And in those innocent, pre-inflation days, you could buy a lot of baseball cards with five bucks. The one part of the wedding business I didn't much appreciate then was listening, time and again, to what was called the "pre-nuptial exhortation."

George Weigel

This was an instruction which the priest celebrant read to the couple after the Gospel reading and before the exchange of vows. It must have taken no more than six or seven minutes to get through, but to a 12year-old with a crisp five dollar bill burning a hole in his pocket, it seemed an eternity. Twenty-six years into my own marriage, I rec~~tly dug that exhortation out of an old missal and discovered that it said many sensible, even beautiful, things. It recognized that marriage is a covenant before it is a contract, for marriage requires "a complete and unreserved giving of self." It emphasized that marriage is an icon through which we come to know the love of Christ for the Church, which, as St. Paul teaches, is a spousal love. As the self-sacrificing union of Christ and the Church is to be the pattern of Christian marriage, so in living that kind of union do we come to know the depths of Christ's constant self-gift to' the people who are his body. The exhortation also hints at marriage as an icon of the Trinity, when it reminds the couple that "you begin your married life by the voluntary and complete surrender of your individual lives in the interest of that deeper and wider life you are to have in common.

Henceforth you belong entirely to each other; you will be one in mind, one in heart, and one in affection." The self-giving and receptivity of husband and wife, two unique persons, begets a deeper and wider life, their marriage, which is born from their love and yet is somehow unique' in its own right. Here was a preview of what John Paul II means when he describes marriage as the "primordial sacrament" through which we begin to glimpse the interior life of God, a trinitarian community of self-giving and receptivity. The unity of the "one flesh" - husband, wife, and their nuptial covenant - is a radically free, "trinitarian" unity, an image of God the holy Trinity. The exhortation even anticipated, if briefly, the Holy Father's teaching that sexual love within the bond of ma.rital fidelity is a form of worship: "No greater blessing can come to your married life than pure conjugal love, loyal and true to the end." Pre-conciliar Catholicism had a reputation for prudishness. That one sentence in the pre-nuptial exhortation should have signaled that prudery was not the baseline of the Catholic view of sexual love. How much of this rich Pauline and trinitarian imagery got through to a young couple on their wedding day?'Perhaps not a lot. But it was there in the missal to be pondered in the future. It spoke to .the many other married couples attending the wedding. And, in one case at least, bits and pieces of it stuck in the memory of an altar boy, to be unearthed for future reflection a little farther down life's path. Because the Church is an organized society, it has laws; because marriage is of the essence of any organized society, the Church has marriage laws. In one high school religion class, I seem to remember being required to memorize the 13 "diriment impediments" to a canonically valid marriage. It was not an approach to marriage that teen-agers'found

compelling. Happily, much of that has now changed. The Second Vatican Council reclaimed the biblical concept of marriage as

THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River - Fri., March 16,200 I a covenant community and the 1983 Code of Canon Law followed suit. The old "pre-nuptial exhortation" anticipated this contemporary development of doctrine and legal practice. It's well worth rereading. For to-


day, as ~ver, the future of marriage is the future of civilization . •George Weigel is a senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington,


SPANISH NUNS - one holding their' national flag - smile during the beatification ceremony for 233 Spanish martyrs in St. Peter's Square recently. (eNS photo from Reuters)

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Hanssen' case brings old issue to the fore. By MICHAEL F. FLACH CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ARLINGTON, Va. - Even if accused spy Robert P. Hanssen confessed his crimes to a Catholic priest, the priest is forbidden by Church law to discuss the confession to anyone, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was reported in late February that FBI agents have been interviewing Catholic priests from St. John Parish in McLean to glean information about their possible spiritual relationship with Hanssen. The accused spy,. the FBI de~ duces, must have told someone about his alleged 15-year espionage career, which jncluded reportedly passing along thousands of classified federal documents to his KGB handlers: "Hanssen hasn't expressed re~ gret over his actions," said one FBI source. "But we're interested in finding 'out if maybe he discussed this stuff with a higher authority:" Both the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" and the Code -of Canon Law are adamantly ,clear about the responsibilities of all Catholic priests to uphold the so~ called "seal of the confessional." Canon 983 states: "The sacramental seal is inviolable. Accordingly, it is absolutely wrong for,a, any way to betray the penitent, for-any reason ,whatsoever, whether by word or in any other fashion. "An interpreter, if there is one, is also obliged to oC5erve this secret, as are all others who in any way whatever have come to a knowledge of sins. from a confession." . "When a person unburdens his soul and confesses his sins to a

priest in the sacrament of penance, a very sacred trust is formed," wrote Father William P, Saunders in a 1999 c~lurnn for the. Arlington CatholiC He~ald dlOces,an ..n~wspaper. 'The pnest must ~m.~~ t~n absolute secrecy about anythi?g th~t person confesses. A pn~st c~ot break the se~ to save his own life, to protect his g~ name, to refut~ a false accusatt~n, to save the lif~ of. another, to md the. course ?f },us~ce or to avert public calm:mty, smd Father Saunders, who IS. pa~tor of Our Lady of Hope Pansh ill Potomac Fall


"sH' . t k th owever, a pnes may as e penitent for ~relea~e from the sacram~ntal ~e to discuss .the confesslOn WIth the ,person himself or " h ' 'd o thers, e sm., . If the accusatlOns a~al.nst Hanssen are proven true, "It IS a f hi bli' . . I' ' senoCuhris~1? a~?n .od B .s OF' gatton as a shan, sm nan tnnerty, U.S. spokesman for Opus Dei.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The world's fastest dogsled racers may be more familiar with Martin Buser's backside than his front, but the three-time winner ofthe Iditarod doesn't leave everyone behind. Six years ago the staff of Brother Francis Shelter in Anchorage asked Buser if he would lend a hand with ' a fund-raiser for the homeless, and the Big Lake musher made an in- ' sightful connection. "My racing gets me through some ofthe most remote places inAlaska, and unfortunately ... some of the people from the villages are ending up in the shelters and on the streets of Anchorage;' Buser, said. "So the Iditapledge is sort of a ,way to have the two worlds meet, and if one can help out the other, I'm certainly glad to do that." For, the fund-raiser called Iditapledge, lump-sum donations or per-mile pledges are gathered for ,Buser's run ofthe Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which began March 3. Top teams cover the 1,151 miles from Anchorage to Nome in nine or lOcJays. In six years the Iditapledge has brought in nearly $20,000 for Brother'Francis Shelter, an overnight refuge for the homeless operated by the Archdiocese of Anchorage. ' ~'It'swhatwe'dcallamajorfundraiser for the shelter," said Brother Francis director' Jeff Bealles. Often people are indifferent or even annoyed by requests for financial help, Bealles said, but response to the .Iditapledge is different ''It's really cool to see people;s faces when they see Martin Buser is doing it;' h e told th e Ca th 0 l'IC A nc h or, Anchorage's archdiocesan newspa' periust as important 'as the money the effort brings in is the message it d li Beall 'd evers, es sm . Martin Buser said he's "more than ha "to help fight ,ppy , homelessness from the runners of his dogsled.

The 43-year-old Swiss came to 1992, '94 and '97 Iditarods. He Alaska in 1979 and "lived all over placed second three times in the the place" before settling 12 years 1990s, and has been in the top 10 ago in Big Lake. He lives there with every year since 1987. his wife, Kathy Chapoton, and sons The Iditapledge harnesses toNikolai, 12, and Rohn, 11, both gether his ,passion for the race and named after Iditarod race check-theidealoferadicatinghomelessness. points. , " " :"If you look at the long-term TheBusers operate Happy Trails . goal, we would like to have a sociKennel, hometo about 75 sled dogs . ety where there are no homeless that Buser is trying to hone into the people;' he said. "But.until that is a ultimate Iditarod breed. ,reality, in the meantime we need His experiments with leaner, funding and we need support for lankier dogs inspired a big follow- those kinds of programs." . ing in the 19808 and '90s, especially after Buser rode to victory in the

IDITAROD CHAMPION Martin Buser heads out for a race. Through Iditapledge, Buser uses Alaskan dogsled-racing to raise funds for an Anchorage homeless shelter operated by the archdiocese. (eNS photo by Michael Dinneen, Catholic Anchot]


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Bonnie, were active members of . ',' , " - Opus Dei and reportedly attended .' St. Catherine of Siena Church in' VATICAN CITY (CNS) ~ Pope John. Paul II Great Falls. Bonnie teaches at has named U.S. Msgr, Timothy P. Broglio, currently cQief of staff to the Vatican secretary of state,to be 'Oakcrest, an Opus Dei-run schpol , for girls located in McLean. an archbishop and papal representative to the 00In addition; if Hanssen, outside minicanRepublic and Puerto Rico. the seal of confession, had reThe 49-year-old Cleveland native, along With sevvealed such serious transgressions eral other new nuncios and bishops, will be ordained ' to Opus Dei - and he showed no to the episcopacy by Pope John Paul March 19 in, signs of remorse or intent to St. Peter's Basilica. change - he undoubtedly w.ould Although during his yeaI:s-at the Vatican he has helped out in parishes, he said,onereason heis lookhave been asked to leave the,orga~ , .ing forward to his new position is thai "it is definization, Finnerty said:: ' , In the 1999 column, Father nitely a much more pastoral position" than working Saunders 'wrote that priests r~al- " as chief of staff to Cardinal AngelQ Sodano. . ize that they are ordainedinedia- ' For two years after his ordination to thepiiest. hood in 1977, he was an' assodatepastor in Clevetors of a sacred and precioussac-, .,land and "those were the two tiestyears of iny life'," , rament. "He mows that in the colifessional the penitent speaks not路 he said. so much to him, but through him Archbishop-designate Broglio will serve as nunto the Lord. The priest knows that cio to the Dominican Republic, which has full dipwhatever is said 'in confession lomatic relations with the Vatican, and as apostolic must remain secret at all costs.". , delegate in Puerto Rico,

Vatican nuncios usually serve first in countries where Catholics are a small minority or where there are serious conflicts, but 90 percent of Dominicans are Catholic, and more than 80 percent of Puerto Ricans are Catholic. 'This is what traditionally would be a second posting," Archbishop-designate Broglio said. "My sup~riors were very kind to me." Born Dec. 22, 1951, he earned a degree in classics from Boston College before entering the seminary. He finished his studies for the priesthood at ' the North American College, the seminary:inRome operated by the U.S. bishops. . . After his ordination and his pastoral service in Cleveland, he returned to Rome to study at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, the Vatican's school for diplomats. He eamed a doctorate in canon law from Gregorian University and entered the ,diplomatic corps in 1983. He worked at Vatican embassies in Ivory Coast and Paraguay before being transferred to the Secretariat of State,


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Fri., March 16,2001


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BOY SCOUTS process into St."Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, last Sunday for a Mass and Religious Emblem Ceremony. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and adult leaders were .honored for learning more about their faith and their' dedication to Scouting. (Anchon'Gordon photos)

Diocesan Scouting emblems presented By MIKE GORDON ANCHOR STAFF

FALL RIVER - More than 50 Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Adult Scouting Leaders were honored at the Religious Emblem Ceremony held last Sunday at St. Mary's Cathedral. Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., was principal celebrant and homilist for the 5 p.m. Mass and ceremony at which Scouts were recognized for earning several religious emblems over the past year. Father Stephen B. Salvador, diocesan chaplain of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and who serves as serves as chaplain for Episcopai Region 1 - New England, was proud of the Scouts' efforts. "These young Scouts have wodeed very hard over the last year in preparing for .these religious emblems," said Father Salvador. 'They study Scripture, the doctrine of the Church and the sacraments. We're excited about the enthusiasm they've showed as they come to know and appreciate God in nature." Gid Scouts ages 9-11 earned the I Live My Faith Emblem which focuses on developing self-awareness

and potential as a member of the troop, family, faith community and citizen. Girl Scouts ages 12-14 earned the Marian Medal which seeks to inspire young Catholics to become stronger members of their . faith and see Mary as a role-model. Susan Rogers, a religious emblem teacher, said worlcing for a year on the project is a challenge for the girls, but they enjoy it 'They learn a lot about themselves and growing in their faith," Rogers said. ''It's all worth it." Boy Scouts in grades 7-12 earn the Ad Altare Dei Emblem. They wode on developing a fully Christian lifestyle in their faith community through a program mirroring the seven sacraments. Boy Scouts in ninth grade through college earn the Pope Pius XU Emblem. Their program deals with Church-related ministries and vocations avenues through which baptized people commit themselves to serve humanity.. Rick Partridge, president of the Moby Dick Council and Scoutmaster of Troop 303 said 'The Scouts put a lot of effort into it. They say they have a lot of fun and I'm proud ofthem.'l

GIRL SCOUTS share a moment with Bishop O'Malley following the Religious Emblem Ceremonies at the Cathedrar. With the Scouts are Fathers William Costello and Stephen B. Salvador, diocesan chaplain of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Bishop O'Malley told the Scouts in his homily that they may improve their relationship with God and oth.ers through prayer and that he is "pleased that so many young people take the opportunity to explore their faith and p<qticipate;' in the religious emblem program. "We're very proud of them," he declared. Bronze Pelican Emblems were awarded to Boy Scout leaders for exceptional service to Catholic Scouting. The St. George Emblem, the highest award given by the Church to volunteers serving Catholic youths in the Boy Scout Program, was awarded to adults who have made significant contributions to the spiritual development of young people involved in Scouting. A reception at St. Mary's School followed. Awards presented:


It spells out guidelines for emCINCINNATI - The Catho- ployer policies and includes exlic workplace should be "a 'jus- amples of the current policies of tice-place' for those living with several dioceses and religious orHIV/AIDS," says a new manual ganizations. for Catholic administrators and It notes that in its 1987 statemanagers. ment on "The Many Faces of The 33-page manual, "Re- AIDS," the Administrative sponsibilities and Challenges: Board of the U.S. bishops' conHIV / AIDS in the Catholic ference said: "It is critical that Workplace," spells out legal persons with AIDS continue to and ethical responsibilities be employed as long as it is apthat Church-rel~tedemployers propriate. The Catholic Church must take into account in de- in the United States accepts its veloping HIV / AIDS work- responsibility to give good explace policies. ample in this matter." "The Catholic workplace enThe booklet says every emvironment reflects the belief in ployee has a right to confidentithe inherent worth and dignity of ality about his or her HIV status each person," it says. . and "there are very few times The justice and care it shows when there is a need to disclose toward employees with HIV or (that status) ... in order to prevent AIDS "can also serve as a wit- the infection of others." ness to the Church's tradition of It recommends workplace outreach to the poor and education for all employees to marginalized," it says. help them understand HIV and Ajoin~projectofthe National AIDS better and forestall irratioCatholic AIDS Network and the nal'fears about the possibility of National Association of Church working with someone who has Personnel Administrators, the HIV. booklet addresses issues ranging Noting that HIV "is carried in from workers' rights in federal body fluids," it says that "in the and state law to questions of ap- nonhealth-care setting there is propriate confidentiality of medi- virtually no risk of transmitting cal records. HIV to other employees."



I Live My Faith Emblem Troop 365: Catherine and Stephanie Polgar, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Taunton; Katie St. Laurent, Sacred Heart Parish, Middleboro; Kristen Zale, St. Mary's Parish, Taunton. Troop 479: Katelyn Ramey, Holy Family Parish, East Taunton. Troop 540: Rebecca Clarke, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Westport; Lauren Ketschke and Haley Ferreira, St. John the Baptist Parish, Westport. Troop 1098: Katelyn Larrivee-MacDonald, St. Joseph's Parish, Fall River. Troop 1148: Kristen Casey and Gabrielle Lachance, Notre Dame Parish, Fall River; Amy Darling, St. Joseph's Parish, Fall River. Troop 130: Jessica Furtado, St. Joseph-St. Theresa Parish, New Bedford. Troop 510: Rebekah L. Bagaco, Sarah M. Bagaco and Ashley Rauleit, St. John the Baptist Parish, Westport. Troop 758:. Laura Ann Boulton and Ciara Siobhan Megan, St. Anthony's Parish, East Falmouth. Marian Emblem Troop 494: Jennilee Burden, Immaculate Conception Parish,

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A SUNSET paints a winter background for a statue of Mary and the Child Jesus outside St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Hockessin, Del. (CNS photo by Don Blake, The Dialog)

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Bishops' committee asks for votes on best movie of 2000 By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In all, 'the Office for film and Broadcasting reviewed 240 films in 2000, classifying each according to its suitability by age group. The reviews are made available . through Catholic News Service, on the Web at movies/index.htm and through the Catholic Communication Campaign movie review phone COLl~ WEST, Ben Foster and Sisqo star in the film ~'Get Over It:' (eNS photo from Miramax) line at (800) 311-4222. The Website received 71,222 ·visits in 2000, while the phone' line took close to 90,000 calls. "The movie reviews provide moral and ethical guidance for viewers," said Gerri Pare, direcBy GERRI PARE tor of the Office for Film and (Martin Short) as the kids start noticing parallels CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE Broadcasting. "The survey of fabetween themselves and their characters - and vorite films will give the OFB a NEW YORK - After his girlfriend dumps him, Berke finally starts noticing how nice Kelly is. chance to get feedback from its a high school senior has a hard time taking everyone's As directed by Tommy O'Haver, the film is very I many users." uneven, light and never mean-spirited, but not risadvice to "Get Over It" (Miramax). . The movie review service is The film opens promisingly, with Allison (Mel- ing above mediocre teen romance either. Dunst is supported by the Catholic Com- issa Sagemiller) gently but firmly pushing Berke very appealing as Berke's patient friend and wouldmunication Campaign, the U.S. (Ben Foster) out the door, and, as he stumbles down be sweetheart and her solo song number is rather bishops' media program funded the road, gaily costumed dancers !ncongruously ser- touching. Hip hop artist Sisqo simply steals the scene by an annual collection in parishes enade him with the popular Captain and Tennille whenever he dances. But most characters are onenationwide. Other Catholic Com- hit, "Love Will Keep Us Together." dimensional and the parents so idiotic even Berke munication Campaign efforts inThat's what Berke wants to believe, but bud- berates them for embracing every stupid thing he clude sponsorship ofTY specials, dies Felix (Colin West) and Dennis (Sisqo) tell does. public service announcements in him he's history. Felix's pr~tty kid sister, Kelly A running joke of a sexually insatiable canine is English and Spanish, and (800) (Kirsten Dunst), lends him a sympathetic ear and also grating and indicative of the movie's low level MASSTIMES, a: toll-free num- urges him to audition for the school play, "A Mid- of wit. ber for travelers. summer Night's, Rockin',Eve." He does, but only Hoping to duplicate the success of Miramax's because Allison is in it. Unfortunately, so is her far superior "Shakespeare in Love,". with its play new squeeze, Striker (Shane West), who is seen as within a film, the press notes even admit Miramax super cool for having been in a European rock· co-founder Harvey Weinstein suggested they include a Shakespearean play within the movie's plot. band on TV. Berke's ditzy parents (Swoosie Kurtz and Ed But here the results are tepid and the film leaves Begley Jr.), hosts of a trendy TV sex talk show, are little impression when all is said and done. By JOHNTHAVIS Due to some sexual innuendo, brief comic vio"ethics," "embryo," "exploitation" of little help. Absurdly permissive, they are actuCATHOUC NEWS SERVICE ally proud when Berke is arrested after the police lence, crude references, fleeting substance abuse and ' and "sexuality." . VATICAN CITY - When' he He has other favorites·that were raid a sleazy strip joint his friends drag him to. an instance of rough language and profanity, the U.S. writes encyclicals, Pope John Paul used less frequently by previous After all, he's getting on with his life after Allison, Catholic Conference classification is A-III - adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is n's favorite word is "God." popes, including "mystery," "sin," they reason. PG-13 - parents are strongly cautioned. Some ma<;ontinue under Meanwhile the play rehearsals Pope Paul VI's was "Church," "revelation," "holy," "dialogue" and the direction of the madly theatrical Dr. Desmond terial m'ay be inappropriate for children under 13. while Pope John XXllI used "life" "women." the most. Pope Pius xn favored all The charts show that Pope John three of the above, along with Paul has been less inclined to use "Christ." some words popular with his predeily but isn't above emotional ma- prOfanity. The U.S. Catholic ConIt had to happen sooner or later: cessors, like "heart," "body" and nipulation in presenting lovable ference classification is 0 Church statisticians have scanned the "charity." underdogs beset by cheating ri- morally offensive. The Motion encyclicals of the last four popes, Pope Pius had a monopoly on vals. Implied lesbian relationship Picture Association of America identifying the frequency of more particular words, too. According to with brief kissing, fleeting full rating is R - restricted. than 1,400 significant words rang- the study, he was the only one of the "Me You Them" nudity;occasional rough'language . (Sony Classics)· ing from "abortion" to "zeal." four to use "enemy," "dogma," "herand an instance of profanity. The The results have just been pub- esy" and "music" in his encyclicals. Lethargic Brazilian tale about U.S. Catholic Conference classilished by the Vatican in a 300-page Not surprisingly, the Polish-born fication is A-IV - adults, with a single mother (Regina Case) .volume full of analytical tables; pie Pope John Paul has used the term reservations. The Motion Picture w'ho marries an elderly man. tCN~ charts and lots of words. Although "solidarity" much more than any of Association of America rating is (Lima Duarte), then gradually R - restricted. . not headed for the best-seller charts, his predecessors. But the word "Poadds two common-law husbands it reveals some interesting historical land" appears only seven times in to the household and gives each "15 Minutes" (New Line) trends in how pontiffs pontificate. . his encyclicals, compared to 22 times . NEW YORK (CNS)' - FolConvoluted crime thriller man a son. Director Andrucha lowing are recent capsule revie'ws about a media-savvy police de- Waddington presents the woman All four popes share a similar "top in those of Pope Pius. 10" lexicon that includes "God,': The study also showed that Pope issued by the U.S. Catholic Con- tective (Robert DeNiro) who as an earth-mother type whom "Church," "Christ" and "life." John Paul's encyclicals are consid- ference Office for· Film and teams with an arson investigator the men reluctantly share ratlier "Spirit," "truth" and "faith" are erably longer than those of other . Broadcasting. (Edward Burns) on a homicide than lose, along with their three near the top, too. recent popes. They average nearly "Blow Dry" (Miramax) investigation only to become a children. Subtitles. An indulgent , Among the least-used "signifi- 25,000 words, compared to around Bittersweet comedy in which murder target himself by killers depiction of adultery, a few discant" words on the long list are "suc- 5,000 for Pope Pius, 9,000 for Pope a terminally ill hairdresser seeking their own 15 minutes of creet sexual encounters and an cess," "friend," ~'profit" and "re- John and 8,000 for Pope Paul. (Natasha Richardson) persuades . fame. The dark social commen- instance of profanity. The U.S. form." Pope Pius might have been less her embittered ex-husband (Alan tary made by writer-director John Catholic.Conference classificaPope john Paul, however, has wordy, but he wrote more often, Rickman) and son' (Josh Hartnett) Herzfeld about exploitative tab- tion is A-IV - adults, with resoften 'strayed outside the traditional penning 41 encyclicals in more than to join forces with her lover loid TV jO':lrnalism and the de- ervations. The Motion Picture· papal vocabulary, using a great num- 19 years. That compares to 13 so (Rachel Griffiths) in a national sire for notoriety is eventually lost Association of America rating is ber of words in his encyclicals that far by Pope John Paul in more than hairstyling competition to heal amidst the film's nonsensical plot .PG-13 -:- parents are strongly his predecessors never or almost 22 years, eight by Pope John in less their fractured relationships. Di- and excessive brutality. Much gory c.autioned. Some material may neverchose to employ. Among them than five years, and seven by Pope rector Paddy B~athnach's upbeat 'violence, brief nudity and recur- be i'nappropriate for children are "abortion," "Jews," "slavery," Paul in more than 15 years.' . tale stresses forgiveness and fam- ring rough language with S9me under 13.· ' WASHINGTON - The U.S. bishops' Communications Committee is urging people to cast their own votes for best movie of 2000 before the March 25 announcement of the Oscar for best picture. The committee, which oversees the U.S. Catnolic Conference Office for Film and Broadcasting, is providing the opportunity to yote on the USCC Website at movies.htm. Visitors to the Web are able to choose from among the top 10 films selected by the office. They are: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden. Dragon," "Traffic," "Chicken Run," "Butterfly," "Billy Elliot," "Best in Show," "Remember the Titans," "CastAway," "The Color of Paradise" and "East-West." .Nominees for the best picture Oscar, selected by vote of the mem-' bers of the Academy ofMotion PictureArts and Sciences, are "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." "Traffic," "Chocolat," "Erin Brockovich" and "Gladiator." . Results of the USCC committee's survey will be posted on the Web March 26.

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Foot-and-mouth virus prompts cancellation of some Masses ~ Irish parishes

concerned over high contamination. DUBLIN, Ireland (CNS) Catholics along the Louth-Armagh border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland were excused from the obligation to celebrate Sunday Mass recently foIlowing an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease that affects farm animals. Masses were canceled for that day in 13 parishes at the request ofArchbishop Sean Brady of Armagh, Northern Ireland, after it was confirmed that foot-and-mouth disease had been detected on a South Armagh farm among sheep illegally imported into Northern Ireland from Britain. The disease, which rarely infects humans, affects cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and deer. The virus can be carried for miles by the wind, people or cars, and can survive long periods of time on boots and clothing. It may also be spread through contaminated hay,

water and manure. In Britain and Northern Ireland, about 45,000 animals have been destroyed to stop the disease from spreading. Ireland has not had an outbreak pfthe disease since 1941 andemergency measures are in place to prevent its spread. Agriculture is ofcrucial importance to Ireland's economy, with livestock and meat exports worth 18 billion Irish punts (US$21 billion) a year. Dublin Cardinal Desmond Connell's first public Mass in Ireland since becoming cardinal Feb. 21 went ahead March 4 at Dublin's cathedral. But, on the advice of the Department ofAgriculture, the cardinal requested that people from rural areas who were invited "kindly refrain from traveling to Dublin." As an additional safety precaution, carpets soaked in disinfectant were placed in front ofall entrances to the cathedral and similar mats were placed at the entrances of all Irish churches.

Disinfectant-soaked mats were placed at the entrances of all public buildings, including all police stations, all post offices and all licensed bars in rural areas. Mail was not being delivered to farms where disinfectant mats were not in place. As a result of the outbreak in Northern Ireland, ~I major public events in the Republic of Ireland were canceled to reduce the chances of the disease being spread. The Wales-Ireland rugby international tournament was canceled. National parks were closed to hikers, and all fishing and hunting has been banned. Among the canceled events are St. Patrick's Day parades, which traditionally take place March 17 in every major town and city in the Republic of Ireland. The celebrations mark the feast day ofIreland's patron saint and the country's national holiday: The Dublin Tourist Office estimates that the loss of its four-daylong St. Patrick's Day festival will cost the capital city alone 15 million



Irish punts (US$18 million) in lost revenue. While extra Irish troops and police have been sent to the border with Northern Ireland to prevent livestock smuggling, no extra British troops

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were deployed north of the border - a move strongly criticized by the Irish government, which says the British government is not taking the fooHmd-mouth outbreak seriously enough.




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Court refuses to hear case on gr~duation sp~ech 's religious tone WASHINGTON (CNS) - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case of a California high school valedictorian who was prevented from giving his graduation speech three years ago when he would not tone down its religious references. Without comment, the court rejected the former student's argument that public school district officials had violated his rights when they did not allow him to give his prepared speech. In accordance with school policy in place since 1985, Chris Niemeyer, co-valedictorian of the 1998 graduating class at Oroville High School in Oroville, Calif., submitted an advance copy of his address to his principal. The speech had numerous references to God and pleas to the audience to "pattern their lives afterJesus' example" and to realiZe that "God seeks a personal relationship" with

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THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River - Fri., March 16,2001

Missionary te,lls of slaughter, "mayhem' on Borneo Island By JOHNTHAVIS CATHOUC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY -A Catholic missionary has offered a harrowing account of ethnic bloodletting on Borneo Island, where hundreds of people reportedly have been beheaded in recent weeks. Father Willibard Pfeuffer, a Holy Family missionary and diocesan administrator of Palangkaraya, wrote a letter describing the "mayhem" in and around the city ofSampit, where the violence broke out in mid-February. The letter, sent to the Indonesian bishops' conference, was published last week by the Vatican missionary news agency, Fides. Father Pfeuffer told UCA News, an Asian church news agency based in ThailaJld, that the Sampit area had become secure. "No Dayak were seen roaming in search of Madurese migrants. All means ofcommunication and transportation have resumed operation," the priest told UCA News in a telephone interview from Sampit. In his letter to the bishops! conference, Father Pfeuffer wrote: "Only God knows what has really happened in Sampit and its surround" ings. Blood and tears seem no longer to have meaning. Wailing is heard everywhere. The slaughter has continued·.for a whole week." The priest said in the letter that the latest wave of violence in the Indonesian-controlled half of Borneo began when Madurese migrants attacked native Dayak peoples unexpectedly Feb. 17 and held the city of Sampit. The attack was reportedly in retaliation for a riot last December against the Madurese.


A few days later, Dayak warriors reached Sampit and took the city back, showing "no mercy" to the Madurese they found in their path, Father .Pfeuffer wrote. 'The Madurese who did not manage to escape or happened to pass by were directly murdered. The houses of the Madurese along the road from Sampit to Palangkaraya were torched and ravaged," he said. "I heard some Dayak militants saying that about 700 human heads had been collected. It is'a tradition to kill by beheading and show the heads to the leaders. Probably the heads were also used for the Tiwah .(ceremony of the dead) ritual," Father Pfeuffer's account said. The clashes have pitted the mostly Christian and animist Dayak indigenous peoples against the predominantly Muslim Madurese, who were brought to Borneo over the last 40 years in a government relocation program. Church leaders have said the violence is purely ethnic and not religious. Others have said the conflict is an economic one between the marginalized Dayaks and the relatively well-off Madurese. Father Pfeuffer said tens of thousands ofMadurese have been evacuated, awaiting return to native villages on the island of Madura, more .than 200 miles south' of Borneo. He said the condition ofthe refugees was appalling, with inadequate shelter, scarce food and water, and disease. Father Pfeuffer, a 61-year-old missionary with long experience in Borneo, said the decision to send the Madurese back was long overdue, because the Dayaks are adamantly opposed to coexistence.

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Taunton; Jessica Polgar, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Taunton; Ashley Ramey, Holy Family Parish, East Taunton; Ashley Saulenas, St. Joseph's Parish, Taunton. Troop 1: Vanessa Pilar, St. Mary's Parish, New Bedford. Troop 20: Sara Roderiques, Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, New Bedford. . Troop 778: Amanda Kelly, Crystal Mana Argona, Dominique Mary Gilbert and Ashley Katherine Lopes, St. Anthony's Parish, East Falmouth;, Megan Nicole Cabral, St. Patrick's Parish, Falmouth. • . Boy Scour EMBLEMS AdAlJare De Emblem Troop 26: Alexander Borden and Gregory Lopes, St. Dominic's Parish, Swansea; Jacob Cabral, Holy Ghost Parish, Tiverton, R.I.; Joseph and Peter Martelly, Austin and Garret Moniz, S1. Michael's Parish, Swansea Troop 74: Jonathan Brisson, St. Mary's Parish, South Dartmouth. Troop 303: Kevin C"-rney, St. Dominic's Parish, Swansea; Jacob Dube, Andrew and Ryan Partridge, St. John of God Parish, Somerset. Troop 5: ChristopherCosgrove, Saint

Peter and Paul Parish at Holy Cross Church, Fall River. Troop 55: Andrew Cunha, St Mary's Parish, New Beaford; Luke Farell, St. Joseph's Parish, Fairhaven. Troop 1: Michael Przystarz, S1. James Parish, New Bedford. Troop 15: Andrew Souza, Saint Peter and Paul Parish at Holy Cross Church, Fall'River. Troop 26: Justin Ryan, St. Michael's Parish, Swansea . . Pope Pius XII Emblem Troop 56: Mathew Cox, Brian Jerome, Chris and Timothy Rock, S1. Joseph's Parish, Fairhaven; Thomas Grime,. St. Lawrence Parish: . New Bedford. . ADULT AWARDS

, Bronze Pelican Emblem Stephen Farrell, St. Joseph Parish, Fairhaven; Paul J. Sardinha, St. Anne's Parish, Fall River; Howard Nelles; Lawrence St. Pierre and Alan Brillon, St. Joseph's Parish; Attleboro; ,Father William P. Blouman, chaplain Catholic Memorial flome, Fall River. , St. George Emblem Janice Heinig, St. Anne's Parish, Fall River; Norma Ferns, St. Joseph's Parish, Attleboro.

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her retirement because of illness early this year. She versi ty, which eventually became UMasshad been with the diocesan newspaper as business Dartmouth," he recalled. and advertising manager since February 1957, when He said that with the permission of Bishop planning began for the first issued, dated April 11 James L. Connolly in 1954 he founded the first of that year. Newman Club at the university. "I served as its "I am very surprised and very privileged to faculty advisor for 34 years." receive such an award as this," Oussault said. The retired professor is married to the former "It is indeed an honor." Elizabeth Mitchell of Erie, Pa., and they have In a rare, interview when the newspaper two children and a grandson. marked its 25th anniversary in 1982, Dussault Although he belongs to a large number of recalled the months of planning before the. pa- professional societies, the professor noted that per was launched. "We were all feeling our way," he was a member of the S1. Joseph Sodality in she said of the ~ectic days that found a corps of my parish, of which I have been president and eighth-graders from SS. Peter and Paul School, . "a number of organizations at the university Fall River helping to bring order out of a cha- too." " otic initial list of subscribers. . At age 80, Professor John made it clear that Busy with the facets of the newspaper's op- his hobby now is reading. "I subscribe -to a numeration including bookkeeping duties, circula- ber of periodicals and reading them keeps me tion and mailing, she also spent long hours call- busy," he added. ing on advertisers and copywriting and layout. Grace Taylor proves that even legends can be But she survived them all, aided by her willing- updated. ness to put in extra hours as needed; and also Even though she retired in 1995 as secreby the fact that she found the whole operatary to the Diocesan Department of Edution a series of challenges. cation after a remarkable 47 years of ac- , For years, she recalled, she was tive service, Taylor was amazed to hear the only woman advertising execushe would receive the papal medal. . tive at Catholic Press Associa"The bishop took my breath tion conventions. away when he called to tell me "When the advertising sesabout it," she said. "I was so sions started," she recalled, "the amazed I didn ;'t ask a lot of queschairman would say 'Gentlemen tions but spent the night won- and Rosemary - may I have dering why it was me. It was your attention.'" very humbling," the Fall River Under her years of leadership resident said. The Anchor advanced in circuTaylor's long career began lation and style as she added feawhen as a high school student at ture writers and veteran editors; Dominican Academy, Fall River, estab.lished "morgue" of photo" ~he worked after school)n the ofgrapHs and clippings on a wide variety of is- fice of the late Father Edward J. Gorman, then sues; brought in skilled personnel along with superintendent of diocesan schools. It was Facomputers and advanced processing equipment ther Gorman who, in 1951 hired her away from in building a production department in-house; a $25-a-week job at downtown's Cherry & Webb and in her ~inal days on the job realized a long Company where Taylor ·was the family breadambition to bring color to the newspaper's pages. winner, her father having die~ and her mother A native of Fall River, Dussault lived most not in good health. of her life in Immaculate Conception Parish, In a full-time position of secretary. at the where she was among founders of its credit schools' office, she subsequently served under union. She is a graduate of Sacred Heart Acad- other superintendents and directors: including emy. She later moved to Somerset and became a the late Msgr: Patrick J. O'Neill; Msgr. George parishioner of St. Thomas More Parish. In re- ,W. Coleman, currently vicar general and modcent months she has resided in Tiverton. erator of the curia; Father Richard W. Beaulieu, In 1970 Dussault received the Marian Award now pastor of S1. Francis Xavier Parish in for distinguished service to the diocese. Acushnet; and James A. McNamee. Professor John is a native' of New Bedford During Taylor's near half-century of tenure and was a professor of mathematics at .lJMass- she saw the school system change from 31 elDartmouth for 34 years until retiring in '1988. ementary and midd.le and secondary schools in He has been active in the Newman Club which 1978 to its current 25 elementary and middle he founded there. schools and four high schools. "I was the most surprised person· you could Looking back over the years, Taylor told The meet, really 'overwhelmed when Bishop Anchor that she enjoyed all of the tasks she was O'Malley called me to'tell me of my being nomi- handed and remembered the excitemen~ when nated f9r this wonderful award," Professor John new schools opened and the sadness when some said in a chat with The Anchor. "I h~d no idea." schools were forced tp close. "It was the first time I ever received a teleHer best memory of the years: "The people p'hone call from a bishop," he said with a stand out the most." chuckle. "It is one of the greatest honors of my In a story she wrote some 30 years ago for life." The Anchor, Taylor issued a kind of consumer Currently a resident of Dartmouth, he and his report to parents diocese-wide, noting the 77 wife Elizabeth are member of Our Lady of Pur- - percent of Catholic high school students who gatory Maronite Parish in New Bedford. went on to college; crediting the nearly halfHe attended public schools in New Bedford million dollars in scholarships keeping many and when World War II came along in the 1940s of the needy in Catholic schools; and heraldhe joined the U.S. Air Corps "and flew with the ing their high test scores measuring'welL above 8th Air Force during the war. I was a B-24 navi- the national norm. gator and flew 32 missions with the 389th Bomb After retiring and some traveling, Taylor Group out of England and over Europe," became a pastoral care volunteer at Fall After the war, Professor Jphil went to Bos- River's Catholic Memorial Home where she ton College where he received a master's de- maintains a patient file and forwards letters gree in arts and also a master's degree in phi- to pastors informingfh'em of parishioners who losophy of science; and earned another master's are admitted. "And I visit and assist people in degree: in mathematics, from Boston Univer- getting around the Home whenever I'm there." sity. Does she still drop in at her old stomping "When I first began teaching it was at what grounds at the education office? "I sure do," was then called Southeas,tern Massachusetts Uni- she added.


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the opening of the new building sneak preview of the new facili- c1ared Metzler. "It gives patients and asked God's blessing "for all ties in recent days and Metzler so much and gives us better those who come here as patients commented that everyone is ex- working areas." He added that and those who care for them." cited about it. The president of Saint Anne's has some "amazing The intensive care and surgi- the hospital since 1998 said it has people," working cal inpatient units were blessed at more than met his expectations. The hospital celebrated it's 95 th 4:30 p.m., and the new Center at "We're very happy with these fa- anniversary last month and in ad5:30 p.m., after which there were cility improvements and as people dition to the new building have tours of the new building and a walk through it they'll see what also developed a new logo, reception for invited guests. The I mean," he said. Web1iite and tagline "The Way We events were part of the ribbonThe ground floor of the new Care for You." This continued cutting ceremonies for the new building will house a new lobby growth is due to the worK of many building, one component of the and central patient registration, a people including the joint planhospital's $16.5 million master new gift shop, ATM, credit and ning committee, the Dominican facility initiative announced in cashiers office and the Sisters of the Presentation, who ' February 1999. FIRSTFED Center for Breast founded Saint Anne's in 1906, the Other major components in the Cancer. The area's only dedicated board of directors, medical staff, master facility initiative include center for breast health is some- employees and volunteers accordthe expansion and renovation of thing that Saint Anne's has ing to Metzler. "They deserve a the hospital's Hudner Oncology "wanted to do for many years," tremendous amount of credit." Center and Emergency Depart- said Metzler. It will bring coorThe hospital has realized $2.8 ment, which is already underway, dinated, comprehensive care for million of a $5 million goal and and the Day Surgery Center which breast cancer arid other related are about to go community wide is slated to begin after the open- diseases to one location. with its capital campaign. They ing of the new building. The first floor will also include are seeking investments from corLocated at the corner of a new mobile magnetic resonance porations, foundations, organizaMiddle and South Main streets, imaging (MRI) service entrance. tions and individuals from the the new, 28,000-square-foot adThe second floor will house a Greater Fall River area in the next dition will house the hospital's new surgical in-patient unit and few months. Major gifts at this all-new FIRSTFED Center, an will offer patients recovering from time included a $500,000 pledge expanded, 12-bed Intensive Care surgery more comfort. Its former from the Friends of Saint Anne's Unit, and a 28-bed surgical inpa- location will soon become an ex- Hospital, $500,000 from the tient unit. pansion of the Day Surgery Cen- FIRSTFED Charitable Founda"We exist to give," said Hos- ter. tion, $310,000 from the Oliver pital President Michael Metzler, The top floor is the home of S. and Jennie R. Donaldson president of Saint Anne's Hospi- the new intensive care unit and Charitable Trust, $250,000 from tal. "We see this new facility is 50 percent biggerthan the hos- Thomas A. Rodgers Jr. among project as a gift to the commu- pitals former unit. Critically ill many significant contributions. nity." With the project the hospi- patients who require intensive Metzler is thankful for the generlal has "undergone a major envi- medical treatment and close ob- osity of the community and is ron mental upgrade," he added. servation will find the most ad- "confident we'll reach our goals." The public will be have the "The new building is very spa- vanced technology waiting for . opportunity to~view the buil(jing c.~~u~ .a~?; ,?9,~u~!r.~I~-lt,·,gX~r,~ .p,a-"., Sh~~..!.~~I.udil)g 't6le~e'try be~s tlents an envIronment that ,they provldmg 24-hour patIent mont- on Saturday from II a.m. to 3 p.m. deserve and it's important to the toring. The public festivities will incommunity." "We have the latest technology Nurses and staff have gotten a in beds and units for people," de- clude a range of free activities for all members of the family, including: - interacti ve tours of the new building's Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Inpatient Unit, and the center for breast care; ....:... "You Be the Surgeon" a chance to try your hand at laparoscopic surgery; I - photo opportunities with "Paws," the official mascot of the Pawtucket Red Sox; - exciting door prizes including a seven-night Bermuda cruise . for two on the "Horizon," compliments of Celebrity Cruise Lines and Cassidy-Oliveira Travel; a personal computer donated by ArrowlWyle Systems; four luxury club seats and parking pass for Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers; four luxury club seats and parking pass for Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders. (Both games to be held at the F1eetCenter Boston.) - demonstrations of Saint Anne's new Website; - computerized breast cancer risk assessment; - balloon animals and facepainting; - giant hospital-shaped cake, courtesy of culinary arts students at B.M.C. Durfee High School; -live remote radio broadcast BISHOP SEAN O'Malley blesses the new facilities at Saint on 1480 WSAR; Anne's Hospital. It features the FIRSTFED Center for Breast - free gifts for everyone. The U.S. Postal Service will Care, a new surgical inpatient unit and an expanded intenalso be on hand to offer a special sive care unit. (AnchortGordon photo)


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14 THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., March 16,2001

Musician priest never antic.ipated popularity , of 'On Eagle's Wings' By JOHN STRANGE CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - It began as a song for a friend's dead father, but in the 20-plus years' since "On Eagle's Wings" was written, the hymn has taken on a liturgical life of its own. It is played at funeral liturgies, but also at baptisms, weddings, and during weekend Masses. NativeAmericans and Catholic members of the U.S. Air Force have claimed it for their own because of its references to eagles and flying. All of this surprises the song's composer to no end. "I am surprised first of all that it took off at all," Father Michael Joncas lold the NC Catholic, newspaper of the Raleigh Diocese, in an interview after a liturgical workshop in Chapel Hill. "In hindsight, 20 years ,later, I think I understand some of the reasons why. It's a very expansive, wide-ranging kind of melody. In that, it probably gives an aural, audi tory image of eagles," he said. "Now, I never would have guessed this, but because eagles' have such a strong American connotation, the Native American community 'also pick~d -~p"'tiie' song," said Father Joncas, a priest of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese. "They found this as something that could connect Christianity and their own native traditions." Even members oftheAir Force have found connections to "their , own armed service yocation" in the song. . But the song began much more humbly. Father Joncas explained that he was visiting a fellow seminarian at The Catholic University of America in Washington. When the two returned from dinner, they received a message that the friend's father had just suffered a

fatal heart attack. In between getting the friend onto an airplane home and the father's wake service, Father Joncas had written the song, basing the lyrics on Psalm 91. He, sang the song publicly for the first time during the wake. Ordained in 1980, Father Joncas has since written dozens of pieces of liturgical music. But he is best known for "On Eagle's Wings." He said that while he is surprised by its success, he is not surprised that so many people reNICK KAMENJARIN, a seventh-grade student at S1. Joseph School in LaPorte, Ind., lated to the song. looks over a guide to Christian music following a presentation by Sister Margaret Michael "It's Scripture. It's not really Gillis. The Daughter of S1. Paul points out Gospel messages found in some modern mu sic. a poem of mine. It's Psalm 91, and the refrairi is a series of (CNS photo by Karen Callaway, Northwest Indiana Catholic) phrases from the Old Testament," he said. "I believe that Scripture as the word of God is able to be,ar multiple meanings. So many different contexts from the same text, taking on different resonances." . Ironically, the priest said, ifhe By STEVE EUVINO "It is sad, but it's filled with a lot of hope," could do it again, the song would CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE Sister Gillis told the students, noting the addibe drastically different. GRIFFITH, Ind. Sister Margaret Michael tional lyrics, "Death died a long time ago." "My standards were different Daughter of St. Paul, uses an unlikely "This is your time," the sister added, "What Gillis, a than they are today," he explained. means to get young people to think about is Jesus calling you to do?" "I know more about music, I Jesus: contemporary music videos and lyrics. Danielle Braun, a St. Mary's student, said hope I know more about life, I She gives, seminars around the country she thought when she walked in for the prohope I know more about the L-ofcC'The-stikes of wifilng 'be-" called, "Leading an MTV Generation to' gram-that.itemight be borj,ng, p,ut i.!1~~~A~..felt Christ," featuring music from Christian artists. . "it was cool," she told the Northwest Indiana come much higher. During a seminar at St. Mary School in Catholic, newspaper of the Gary diocese. "Back then it was very clear," Though students said they liked the prehe said. "I prayed the text of Griffith, about 260 seventh- and eighth-gradPsalm 91 every night. But the trig- ers from seven parochial schools in the Gary sentation, they were quiet during most of it. gering mechanism was I wanted diocese watched videos ,Some of that silence, Sisto find a way to help my friend at from eight Christian ter Gillis said, depends this tough time. As an artist, that singers or musical upon lighting. was a way to make a gift." groups and were then After her seminar for the students, "Th~y were thinking. In fact, Father Joncas has re- questioned about the Sister Gillis spent the evening talk- They were responding. turned to Psalm 91 four times messages in each song. 'ing to many of their parents, urging They do know the lines for new musical compositions. "It helped you think them to talk to their kids about mLi- from Scripture; they He also has written eight "set-" about God, and how sic, television shows and movies, know their faith. They tings" based on the canticle of without lJim you are and to tie in how the media relates got a chance to verbalMary. . nothing," said Nick to Christian values. ize," she said. "These are texts that are really Sister Gillis, a native of Kamenjarin, a student at inexhaustible," he added. "You can ' S1. Joseph School in 'We as Catholics must use media Staten Island, N.Y., has always find new nuances and new . LaPorte. to proclaim the Gospel," she said, been meeting with ways of expressing it in song." The artists featured "because it's so powerful. We need .youths from around the included Steven Curtis to become media literate." country for six years.

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Chapman, Plus One, Jars of Clay, Out of Eden, Audio Adrenaline, dc Talk, Michael W. Smith, and P.O.D. (Payable On Death). Between the lyrics and the videos, young people were exposed to images of birth, death, persecution, courage and redemption. The students said they were particularly impressed by the Michael W. Smith video "This Is Your Time," which opened with comments from Cassie BernaH, one of the shooting victims at Columbine High School who was widely reported as having affirmed her faith in God prior to being fatally shot. Krystel Dove, a student from St. Francis Xavier School in Lake Station, said the image of the Columbine student was sad "because of all the things she never got to do." The song contains the lyrics: "Live every MICHAEL. 'Joncas, who composed 'the hymn' FATHER "On Eagle's Wings," speaks at a diocesan conference on moment. Leave nothing to chance." And the music in Chapel Hill, N.C. He wrote the popular liturgical song video depic~s a young girl doing something and then fading away. 20 years ago.:(CNS'photo by John Strange, NC Catholic)


Now based in Cleveland,

she recalled a. message she received from a student in' Ohio that keeps her going. "It was neat," the student said of her presentation. "Somebody was .finally speaking about God in a way I unders,tood - music." After her 'seminar for the students, Sister Gillis spent the evening talking to many of their parents, urging 'them .to talk to their kids about music', television shows and movies, and to tie in how the media relates to Christian values. , "We as Catholics rou'st use media to proclaim the Gospel," 'she said, "l?ecause it's so powerful., We need to bec'om~ media literate." " Borrowi~g a ql,l?te from P'6pe John Paul II's message ,(or the 35th World Communications Day, Si!!ter~Gi! told p&rents that the media can be used to either proclaim the word of God "or silence :it,)n ~h, he~rts ." ,'0--/

Confronting the problem of suffering for the first time· By AMY WELBORN CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

My son called me from college the other day, a bit shaken, although he did a good job hiding his feelings. He had been to visit his grandmother - my mother - in the hospital, where she was trying to recover from a serious, rather sudden burst of problems. My son attends college in the , same city where his grandparents live, while I'm now some distance away. I'd been down the previous weekend, had seen my mother and visited with my son, but because of his work schedule he'd not had a chance to see her himself at that point. But Thursday morning, my father called and told me to get in touch with my son and see if he could get to the hospital. It seemed, at that point, rather grave. So he went, as his grandfather reported to me later, nicely dressed, relaxed, although obviously a little scared. He stayed for an hour, until the time came to draw some blood. I couldn't get in touch with him until late that night. "I was shocked," he told me from his dorm room. "She looked so much worse,"

It was, I knew, a frightening experience on a number of different levels. It's sC.ary to see someone who'd been fairly strong three weeks ago now confined to bed, in a severely weakened state and com-

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pletely dependent on others. It's scary, as a young and vigorous person, to confront the reality of life in its totality. Many of you have encountered mortality in personal ways. Perhaps you have struggled with serious illness yourself or had a friend in that situation. Maybe you've seen poor health or accidents take their toll on close relations or friends. It's hard to face, isn't it? It's hard because we hate to see anyone we care about in pain and the ravages of disease and age can be difficult to witness. But there's something else, isn't there? There are certain things that re-

main nothing more than words and ideas until you look at someone whose blood runs through your veins and witness, in their struggles, something in your own future, something you'd really rather not think about. That's what my son saw when he visited his grandmdther. Her condition affected him, certainly, but beyond that, what shook him was facing the shape of the road on which all of us travel. But ofcourse, Lent shows us the deeper dimension to this. Lent began, if you remember, with ashes on your forehead and words ringing in your ears: "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return," It's enough to stop you in your tracks. But for the Christian, those words and that brush ofashes aren't the end - they're just the beginning. The road we travel during Lent is one that takes us through some pretty heavy darkness, following right beside Jesus. Ash Wednesday, you see, was only the beginning. Easter, coming so soon now, is about light, not darkness, about the healing of everything that was broken and the gift of a life that, this time, will

.Catholic high school 'shooting called shocking By CATHouc'NEWS'SERV£E'

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - A Scranton diocesan spokeswoman called the March 7 student shooting at Bishop Neumann High School in Williamsport a "sad and shocking" reminder t~at violence can occur anywhere. An eighth-grade girl. suffered a bullet wound in the upper'arm. The alleged shooter, who was in police custody, was' also an eighth-grade girl. Maria Orzel, diocesan communications directOr, told Catholic News Service that Bishop James C. Timlin of Scranton, who is a pilot, left Scranton immediately to fly out to Williamsport, about 75 miles west. Bishop Neumann, one of nine Catholic high schools in the Scranton diocese, has about 230 students in grades 7-12. The shooting occurred in the cafeteria during the first lunch period, II :30-noon, when the seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders were at lunch, Orzel said. "The students fled the cafeteria. Some fled the building, others barricaded themselves in other rooms," she said. She said the principal, Paul Ward, and assistant principal, Judith Fulmer, 'went to the cafeteria right away "and talked the young lady into putting the gun down." The victim was first taken to Williamsport Hospital and then flown to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Orzel said she was told by Father And~w Kurov~ky that po-

THEANCHOR-DioceseofFall River-Fri., March 16,2001 never end. So sure, confronting age and mortality is scary. But to avoid it is to avoid reality. The good news for Christians is that reality actually extends beyond


the suffering we see in front of us. Reality reaches to the future promised us by Jesus, who conquered death not just for himself, but for the rest of us as well. We just need to open our eyes and see.

'Pauline album wins Silver Angel for musical excellence By CATHOUC NEWS SERVICE BOSTON - "Touched By Love," s~ng by the Daughters of St. Paul Choir, has won a Silver Angel at the 23rd annual Angel Awards. Pauline Books & Media's latest album, recognized for musical excellence, was among such winners as Oscar nominee "Cast Away," this year's Angel winner for best dramatic film, and "Providence," chosen as best family television series. It was the fourth Angel Award won by Pauline Books & Media, the publishing house of the Daughters of St. Paul, for their choral and instrumental music. The Angels Awards are presented annually by Excellence in Media, a California-based non-


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.~ STUDENTS AT Bishop Neumann Catholic High School in Williamsport, Pa., leave campus following a shooting that left one eighth-grade girl injured with a bullet wound to her arm. Another eighth grader was taken into police custody in connection with the shooting. (CNS photo by Ralph Wilson, Williamsport Sun-Gazette) lice told him they had informed grader killed two and injured 13 the victim's parents that their in a shooting spree in a high daughter had received only a sur- school in Santee, Calif. face wound in the arm. Father Orzel said such violence "is unKurovsky, pastor of St. Ann Par-. fortunately a situation, I'm afraid, ish in Williamsport, is president that every schoo1- whether it's a of the school's board of pastors. Catholic school, a private school or Police did not immediately a public school - has to be preidentify either the victim or her pared for and deal with." assailant. Orzel said since both She said during the afternoon were juveniles, she would .leave the students were being interthe question of identification to viewed by police at the school and .then sent next door to St. the police. The attack in Williamsport oc- Boniface Church to be picked up curred only two days after a ninth- by their parents.

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Stang poets published NORTH DARTMOUTH As part of their. first year English curriculum, students in Jesse Picinisco's class at Bishop Stang High School submitted poems to Creative Communications, publishers of the anthology "A Celebration of Young Poets." Fourteen of those students

MRS. PHYLLIS Ciosek, secretary;-Miss Kathleen Burt, principal; and Mr. Robert Keene, eighth-grade teacher,- recently headed Sts. Peter and Paul School's Mardi Gras celebration. Students and faculty, garbed in green, gold and purple, paraded throughout the Parish Center, crowned their own "King and Queen" and feasted at a-banquet of traditional Mardi Gras treats. Father Stephen Salvador, pastor, concluded the celebration with a Lenten service. Students in grades Pre-K through eight have chosen to "soften their hearts" through prayer, sacrifice and good deeds throughout Lent.

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SENIORS CATHERINE Poholek and Kristen Ettensohn of Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, were recently nominated for a National- Honor Society Scholarship. They are eligible to win $1 ,000 scholarships and were selected for their academic merit, leadership skills, school activities and an essay.

~ "L1nLE" JOHN Pina welcomes his dad, Massachusetts State Trooper "Big" John Pina to Holy Family-Holy Name School, New Bedford, as part of a recent Career Day. "Little" John was very proud to show off his_ dad to his Kindergarten classmates. -

FIRST-GRADERS in Margaret McCormick's class at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, New Bedford, take a Lenten cross as part of an Ash Wednesday liturgy. The crosses were blessed by pastor Father Henry S. Arruda and will be worn by students as a daily reminder of-Jesus' sacrifice. From left: Andrew DaCosta, McCormick, -Adam Mendonca, Brittney Oliveira, Rui Aguiar and Justin Mariano. Below representatives from each class ready to distribute crosses.

~ DANNY ZAJAC listens to his dad Joe, of the Irish group "Shennanigan's" perform for Kindergartners and Pre-Schoolers at Holy Family-Holy Name Sc~ool. Preschooler Danny's twin sister and brother, Colleen and Kevin, are first-graders in the school.


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