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LISBON, !Portugal (NC) The bishops of Portugal said that if democracy is to survive in their country it must strive for solidarity and respect for human dignity. Their view' was made known in a recent pastoral letter. The country has been faced with a series of political and economic crises since 1974 when it went from rightwing dictatorship to democratic socialism. The bishops said Catholic laity must assume greater responsibility in the transformation of society and for the, "better distribution of health." They warned that the freedom gained by the 1974 revolution has not been applied to a sound development of society. To overcome injustice and exploitation and to insure the future of democracy, the bishops suggested Christian solidarity. "The value of democracy, in the eyes of church doctrine, rests with its regard for the rights of man and the dignity and responsibilitY of the human person," added the bishops. As the pastoral letter was read t1troughout the country, another church-related document was issued. This time in defense of the Young Christian Workers Turn to Page Seven

Some 90 percent of diocesan parishes offered a Day of Devotion program to their members 'last Sunday. Many others will hold their programs this Sunday. Reactions of participants were overwhelmingly enthusiastic. The most frequently heard comment was "Let's have another one - soon." Many parishioners praised the well-planned program structure. "We came in as individuals and we left feeling like a real family," said one woman in expressing her appreciation of the warmth engendered by discussions and "ice-breaker" activities geared to encouraging a spirit of sharing. Another woman was so moved by her participation in the program at St. Mary's Church, Fairhaven, that she wrote a glowing letter of appreciation to Bishop Cronin. "Love caring and sharing were all very present," she said. "I left feeling an' inner glow of strength and peace with God and myself." Many parishes offered children's programs concurrently with the adult schedule and this was recommended as a means Turn to Page Three

Catholic Schools F'irst at Fair , Top honors in the 18th annual Massachusetts Region III Science Fair held last weekend went to two Catholic school students. John F. Brady of Coyle-Cassidy High School, Taunton, won first place in the senior division for a project on blood circulation. Kristen Cardoza of Taunton Catholic Middle School took the junior division first place with her study on "The Nighttime World." The Taunton students won scholarship grants of $100 and $50 respectively. Other Catholic school students receiving first place awards in their categories included Paul Beaudoin, St. Anne's, Fall River, "Radar;" Irene Cesolini, St. Francis Xavier, Acushnet, "AMaze-ing Mice;~' and Kim CarTurn to Page Seven

THIS SCENE was enacted throughout the diocese last Sunday as thousands participated in parish Days of Devotion. At St. Francis of Assisi Church, New Bedford, Mrs. Barbara Souza and Mrs. Anita Belliveau register Mrs. Rosalind Rogers as Rudolph Caruso, day <:hairman, looks on. (Rosa Photo)

38th CCA Kickoff Set A kickoff meeting for the 38th annual Cathot'ic Charities Appeal of the Fall River diocese will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River. Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will be keynote speaker and' Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, appeal director, will be master of ceremonies for a program which will underline the importance of the annual fundraising drive to the extensive social service and

educational undertakings of the diocese. More than 900 priests, religious and laypersons representing diocesan parishes and agencies will attend the kickoff, which will also be addressed by Melvin B. Gonsalves, Teaticket, lay appeal chairman, and Father Thomas L. Rita, director of St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, who will explain the home's goals. Opening and closing prayers will be offered by Msgr. Luiz

G. Mendonca, vicar general, and Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, diocesan chancellor. The national anthem and national hymn will be led by Mrs. Albert Petit and Kenneth Leger respectively, accompanied by Henriette Roy. The Special Gift phase of the appeal will continue from April 23 through May 5. The parish phase will be !held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, when 18,500 volunteer solicitors' will visit the 330,000 Catholic homes . of the diocese.

Summer Congress Plans Already Afoot Summer, with beach days, cookouts and vacations,' may seem far away. So may the 30th New: ,England Congress of Religious Education, to be held the weekend of Aug. 17 on the lovely campus of the University of New Hampshire at Durham. ,But that congress is a rightnow reality for the Diocesan ,Department of Education,

where Father Michel Methot and Sister Doreen Donegan are responsible for the immensely detailed job of preparing its complex program booklet for the printer. Father Methot began, he ruefully admits, by setting an optimistic mid-March deadline for the other New England dioceses to get their program material to him. But the deadline was unani-

mously missed, so now it's a matter of keeping telephone circuits and mailmen busy getting everyone on line. ' Once received, a chaotic collection of information on workshops, seminars, entertainment, exhibits and liturgies will be shepherded through the printing process and translated into an orderly guidebook for the thouTurn to Page Seven

Sister Laurita Leading Meet'ing Sister Mary Laurita, PBVM, assistant superintendent of schools for the Fall River diocese and New England representative for the Supervision, Personnel and Curriculum Commission of the National Catholic Educational Association is conducting a meeting of the New England unit of the commission at Mont Marie Center, Holyoke. At the meeting, which is considering the implications of evangelization for education, Father James C. O'Brien, SJ, acting principal' of Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, is speaking on "Implications of Evangelization for the 80's." He will also celebrate the Eucharist for the meeting v which began yesterday aild closes today. Sister Claire Fitzgerald, Provincial of the School Sisters of Turn to Page Seven

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EACH FIRST COMMUNICANT at St. Julie parish, North Dartmouth, adds a leaf to the First Communion Tree with his or her name on it. Derek Galvam and Jennifer Irizarry position their leaves. (Rosa Photo)

Schedule for Holy Week Services Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption PASSION SUNDAY, April 7-8 The Solemn Blessing of Palm, Procession and Mass will be celebrated at , 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. ' MASS OF CHRISM, Tuesday, April 10, 4 p.m. This is an especially appropriate occasion for all members of the Presbyterium, secular and religious prie~ts alike, to join in concelebration with the Most Reverend Bishop. Every priest who wishes to concelebrate at the Mass of Chrism is asked to bring amice, alb, cincture and stole and to assemble in the Bishop's chapel in sufficient time to form the procession. Holy Oils may be obtained in the Cathedral vestry following the Mass of Chrism and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Cathedral rectory.

HOLY THURSDAY, April 12 The Mass of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated at 7 p.m. .GOOD FRIDAY, April 13 The Celebration of the Lord's Passion will be held at 3 p.m. HOLY SATURDAY, April 14 The Vigil Service and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 7 p.m. EASTER SUNDAY, April 15 Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will celebrate Mass on WTEV, Channel 6, New Bedford, at 11 a.m. Easter Sunday.

Holy路 Week Concelebrants Listed The Palm Sunday Liturgy to be celebrated at 4 p.m. Saturday at the newly renovated Cathedral of St. Mary will be offered by Bishop Daniel A. Cronin. Deacons will be Rev. Mr. Bruce Cwiekowski and Rev. Mr. Raul Lagos, both in the transitional diaconate. Concelebrants will be Msgr. Thomas Harrington, Rector, Rev. John F. Moore and Rev. Jon-Paul Gallant. Msgr. John Oliveira and Rev. Horace Travassos will be masters of ceremonies. The Chrism Mass, to be celebrated at 4 p.m. Tuesday, will have- added meaning this year. Not only will it pe~it the clergy to join with their Bishop in this most important celebration and moment of renewal, but it will also be an opportunity for the priests of the diocese to join their brothers celebr~ting 25 years of priesthood in their special moment of thanksgiving. The jubilarians, who have been selected as designated concelebrants, are Very Rev. Walter Sullivan, Rev. Edward Burns, Rev. Luciano Pereira and R~v. Roland Bousquet. They will be joined by the Vicar General, Msgr. Luiz Mendonca and the Vicars Episcopal, Msgr. Henry Munroe, Msgr. John Regan and Very Rev. John Smith and the Vicar for Religious, Rev. Lucien Jusseaume.

Members of the Cathedral renovation committee have also been invited to be designated concelebrants. They are Rev. Ronald Tosti, Diocesan Jubilee Coordinator, Rev. Barry Wall and Very Rev. John Driscoll. The Rector of the Cathedral, Msgr. Thomas Harrington, Chancellor, will join Rev. Robert Kaszynski, president of the Priests' Council, Rev. Cyprian Sondej, OFM, and Rev. John Foley, SJ, representing priests of religious orders and Msgr. James Gleason and Msgr. Joseph Pannoni, representing the retired priests of the diocese. Bearers of the Oil of the Sick will be Rev. Stephen Furtado, Chaplain at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, and Rev. William Costello, Chaplain at Sturdy Hospital, Attleboro.' . Bearers of the Oil of Catechumens will be Rev. Marcel Bouchard, Director of Youth Ministry, and Rev. James McLellan, Chaplain for Cape Cod Community College. Bearers of the Chrism will be the most r~cently ordained priests of the diocese, Father Gallant and Rev. Normand Grenier. A buffet for participating priests will be held in St. Mary's Hall (ollowing the Tuesday service.


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Sister Lucille At Convention 'Plans have been announced for the annual Catholic Education Convention, to be held Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4, at Feehan High School, Attleboro. Keynoting the Thursday session, Sister Lucille McKillop, RSM, president of Salve Regina College, Newport, will speak on "Enduring principles in a P~riod of Dynamic Change." On Friday the main speaker will be Dr. Michael Warren of

St. John's University, Jamaica, N.Y., whose topic will be "Ministry and Spirituality of the Catechist." session will be repeated three in a new format to "rpake more and better things available to more people." Each 30-minute esssion will be repeated three times and offerings will be keyed to age levels. . An exhibition area will display new academic, catechetical and extra-curricular products.

Bright Idea

WE CARE is the slogan of Birthright of Greater Fall River, which celebrated its fifth anniversary at its Fall River headquarters at 243 Forest St. From left, Barbara Daley, office director; Agnes Beaupre, publicity; Helen Cleaves, director; Mina O'Connor, assistant director; Judy Gagliardi, training director. They ,stress that immediate free help for women with problem pregnancies is as close as their telephone number - 675-1561.

Jubilee Banner Contest :Winners Listed The Department of Education has announced winners in a Jubilee Banner Contest open to primary, intermediate and junior high schools of the diocese. The banners, some floor-toceiling size, were used by many parishes in connection with last Sunday's Day of Devotion and they will be displayed at events throughout the Jubilee year.

Jean Baptiste, Fall River, second, Holy Name, Fall River; third, Mt. St. Joseph, Fall River.


All will also be exhibited at the annual Catholic Education Convention to be held next month at Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro. The winners follow: Primary schools: first, Our Lady of Lourdes, Taunton; sec" ond, Mt. St. Joseph, Fall River; third, Notre Dame, Fall River. Intermediate schools: first, S1.

Junior highs: first, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, New Bedford; second, Holy Name, Fall River; third, Mt. St. Joseph, Fall River.

Special award: St. Mary Primary kindergarten, Taunton. Honorable mention, intermediate schools: Notre Dame, Fall River; girls and boys of Our Lady of Lourdes, Taunton; St. Michael, Fall River; St. Mary Primary, Taunton. Honorable mention, junior highs: 'St. Mary, New Bedford; Notre Dame, Fall River. Judges were Sister Adrianne, SUS C., former art teacher in the diocesan schools, Sister Gertrude Gaudette, OP., art teacher at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, and Mrs. Susan Larrivee, art teacher at Dominican Academy, Fall River. Criteria for judging were creativity, clearness of message, use of varied media, and appropriateness of theme.

Day of DevotionContinued from Page One of encouraging full family participation in future days. "The shared meal was an important factor in .building the spirit of the day," commented John Levis, diocesan chairman of the committe that spent more than a year preparing for last Sunday. He toured 10 parishes in the Attleboro area on Sunday afternoon and evening and reported that many part,icipants found especially m~aningful the thought that the program was taking place all over the diocese at the same time. "It bound us together," said a man.

Levis commented that the meal at St._Mary's parish, North Attleboro, included a "super stew," In what amounted to a symbol of the day's sharing, parishioners brought favorite stew recipes and combined them. "It tasted wonderful," reported

Levis. In a Fall River parish the fact that last Sunday was also April Fool's day was turned to advantage in encouraging the hesitant to participate in discussion. "Don't be afraid to be a foot" for Christ," urged the chairman. "Many great thoughts die in the mind of the thinker," Average attendance at days was about 60, reported Levis, with some parishes going as high

as 175 participants. He said that national interest has been shown in the Day of Devotion kit prepared by his committee and that it is possible it will be published for gen-. eral use; If testimony from Sunday's satisfied "customers" counts, it will be a landslide success. (Readers are invited to share their reactions to the Day by means of letters to the editor.)

Sister Stanislaus Following a funeral Mass A. and Anastasia Johnson. She Monday afternoon at Sacred graduated from Sacred Hearts Heart Church, Fall River, com- . Academy and held a bachelor's mittal prayers and interment degree from Catholic University. took place Tuesday morning for She entered the Holy Union Sister Stanislaus Joseph SUSC, community in 1916, taking final 84, who ,taught at St. Mary's vows in 1925. Her retirement High' School, Taunton, and then was spent at Bishop Cassidy at Coyle and Cassidy High Convent in Taunton and then at School in that city for a total Sacred Hearts Convent, Fall of 50 years. River. The former Elizabeth Johnson, Her survivors include two she was a native of Fall River, brothers, Edward F. and William the daughter of the late James A. Johnson, both of Fall River.

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (NC}Children from Our Lady of Lourdes School in West Orange have a bright idea. They're asking Amy Carter to help them have a stamp issued this year combining the centennial of the electric light bulb with the Year . of the Child. Thomas Edison, inventor of the incandescent lamp, was a resident of West Oralll~e in his

later years and his laboratories are only a few blocks -from Our .Lady of Lourdes School. The fifth grade class has drawn its own designs for the stamp and will send them to the president's daughter to judge. They are also seeking signatures on a petition for the stamp to the United States Postal Service.

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the,moori~ Harrisburg: The Tip of the Iceberg To be sure, the radiation fiasco of the Harrisburg Three Mile lsland nuclear power plant is frothy with overaction. Yet this attitude should be expected when hundreds of ,thousands of citizens have been subjected not only to the unknown hazards of radiation but also to an insidious bombardment of· half truths and outright lies. In this light, the present human outrage is more than understandable. Very few laymen understand the ramifica;1 tions of exposure to nuclear radiation. Because of this lack of knowledge, fear and suspicion are easily aroused. Yet it is more than obvious that the present situation clearly demonstrates hoW' citizens have been purposely kept in the dark on this particular issue. Culpability for this rests both with a goyernment that caters to the whims and pressures of an uncontrollable capitalism and a business world whose sole concern is the amassing of material wealth. It has already been pointed out that the government agencies responsible for regulating the nuclear energy industry have failed miserably in their public trust. Industry, on the other hand, has been guilty of covering up truth for the sake of profits. The confusion and outrage of Harrisburg, stems basically from the seeming inability of either government or business to be honest with the public. This indeed is a grave moral issue that seemingly has been lost sight of amid the various schemes of the "get rich quick" American mentality. The Harrisburg crisis is but the tip of the iceberg in the entire energy dilemma that the citizens of this land now face. Instead of reacting to every sheik who owns an oil well, our vast energies and resources should be employect in learning how to tap the safe energy sources of nature. Rather than pouring billions of dollars into nuclear energy with its unknown side effects and direct dangers, why can't government and business join to harness and develop the energies of the sun, wind and sea? We have been told repeatedly that this nation has an almost unlimited supply of coaL It remains a mystery why in this age of advanced technology such an energy supply cannot be efficiently developed to meet current demands. Because of the collu~ion and conflict that permeate government and business, the Harrisburg affair should not have come as any great surprise. Yet it did, because the forces playing the game of public deceit were exposed for what they were, merchants· callously risking the lives of ~itizens for profit. If. Congress will not act to fulfill its public trust, if business cannot restrain its greed, if scientists continue to " isolate themselves in their ivory towers, then citizens will have no choice but to react, within the framework of law which will protect their fundamental right to life. Right now one cannot help but remember the punch line from the old television commercial: "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature." , Perhaps that's a good line to keep in mind as we ponder the Harrisburg happening and continue searching for solutions to the energy problem.

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Bi'shops Urged to Support Universities By John Muthig \ WASHINGTON (NC) - American Catholic historian Msgr. John Tracy Ellis, has urged U.S: bishops to promote excellence in American Catholic universities by giving them more than qualified support and by guaranteeing their academic freedom. In a lecture at The Catholic University of America, Washington, Msgr. Ellis said that university administrators, trustees, bishops and Roman Curia officials should "keep in mind that every pronouncement of the magisterium (the church's teaching authority) does not bear the stamp of finality associated witih infallibility as defined in Vatican Council I." Academic freedom, he said, is a "difficult lesson for some in authority to learn, whether they are in the ecclesiastical or the civil realm." But he added that academic freedom can be granted "witheOut in any way espousing the 'kind of pluralism and relativism that in a few instances has gone far toward imperiling fixity eyen in essential doctrine." Msgr. Ellis said that there has always been a "perpetually evolving situation" on theological questions not formally defined.

Published weekly by The Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River He cited what he termed "de410 Highland Avenue . cided change" in church teachFall River, Mass. 02722 675-7151 . ing on issues such as usury, the PUBLlSHEit traditional view that "outside Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, D.O., S.T.D. the church there is no salvaEDITOR FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR tion," the just war and religious Rev. John F. Moore Rev. Msgr. John 1. Regan freedom, as well as "certain aspects of sexual ethics:' ~,leary Press-Fall River

At the same time, he said, theologians in Catholic institutions do not have a right to absolute freedom. "The Catholic theologian's freedom is circumscribed by the responsibil-. ity that he or' she holds to basic doctrines," said Msgr. Ellis. "If it is nigh to inconceivable for example that Yeshiva University would tolerate a member of its faculty teaching antiSemitism or that Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati would retain a teacher who impugned the teachings of the Torah, it is equally incongruous for a Catholic university to indulge a professing Catholic who woujd call into question the divinity of Christ, the res\lrrection or the real presence," said Msgr. Ellis. The 73-year-old historian lamented the "consistently poor showing" which American Catholic universities have made in national polls and surveys on . graduate education. He said that at Catholic University, where he has taught for most of his professional career, the failure to win highest national ratings is due partly to a lack of support from bishops and to a financial squeeze: According to Msgr. Ellis, Catholic University during its nearly 100 years of existence "has never enjoyed more than qualified approval from some American bishops, and that fact has told significantly in its history." Comparing The Catholic University of America to Belgium's prestigious Catholic University of Louvain, Msgr. Ellis asked: "How can one explain Lou-

vain's acknowledged excellence ,and international recognition in a small country of less than nine million ,Catholics, in comparison to the enormously greater resources of the 50 million Catholics in the United States?" Part of the answer, he said, is found in the Belgian bishops' resolve to make their university "second to none." "They have had an understanding of what constitutes true university learning," said Msgr. Ellis. "That, I fear, has never been the case in the United States." Msgr. Ellis, who now teaches modern church history at Catholic University, said that CU's "trifling endowment" of $11 million is "crippling" and "clearly inadequate in view of the steadily mounting inflation Which threatens to become a national disaster." Harvard has an endowment of about $1.5 billion. Catholic University, he said, has the lowest salary scale for teachers of any university in the District of Columbia. "There are only a few prob$100 million lems which wouldn't solve," said Msgr. Ellis.

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Pope To Visit Ireland VATICAN CIlY ~NC) - Pope John Paul II is considering an invitation to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock in Ireland, which celebrates its 100th anniversary on Aug. 21. If he makes the trip, he will be the first pope ever to visit Ireland. The Irish Bishops' Conference sent the pope a formal invitation last December, said Archbishop Joseph Cunnane of Tuam, the archdiocese in which Knock is located. The pope said he would like to visit the grave of a personal friend, the late Cardinal William Conway of Armagh, who died in 1977, a Vatican source said. Armagh, however, is in Northern Ireland, a British province where Protestant anti-papal extremism is strong. For the past 10 years, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, an outlawed guerrilla organization, has been

A Suggestion Dear Editor: Whenever I am visiting my family, I have the opportunity of reading the fine Diocesan newspaper that you edit. I hope that this suggestion may prove helpful. Recently the Attleboro Sun Chronicle started a column entitled the Paper Pulpit. Contributors include all members of the Attleboro Clergy Associa,tion. Enclosed is an. article written by Father Harrington. Until Father Harrington's article, the weekly column was written solely by Protestant ministers. I am sure that in the Fall River Diocese there are many priests that could contribute regularly to the Anchor. Perhaps if you printed this excellent ~rticle and invited other priests and religious to contribute, interesting reading could be provided. A. C. Anderson Attleboro By permission of the Sun Chronicle and Father Kevin Harrington, the Paper Pulpit contribution follows:

A Well-Designed Life


fighting to end British rule. About one million of the province's population of 1.5 million are Protestants. The rest are .' . mostly Catholics. "The pope is not likely to go there," the Vatican source said, "unless :he wants to confront the whole Northern Ireland situation." Knock is located in County Mayo, Ireland. On the evening of Aug. 21, 1897, at least 15 persons saw what they said was an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, accompanied by St. Joseph and St. John the Apostle. A commission appointed by local Catholic authorities to investigate the matter reported that the testimony about the apparition was "trustworthy and satisfactory." Ireland's population of about 3.1 million is about 95 percent· Catholic.


A NEW CHURCH has been completed at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock in time for the 100th anniversary of an apparition of Mary, St. Joseph and St. John at the Irish site.

careening down the mountain I saw it hanging there in the road all out of control. To see window of a secondhand book- God in the design of things shop and it :has haunted me _leads to the quiet prayer of ever since. The long, narrow wonder. panel, covered with abstract deAll of this can lift our spirits signs similar in shape but var- and add a dimension to our ied in size, had an organic feel- living. It is living with both ing about it. The motif was simi- feet on the ground and both lar to that of muscle structure, eyes open and being aware that a fitting analogy, because here while there is more than meets was a rendering of the muscle the eye, whatever that "moreof power. It was a chart showing ness" is can be discovered in the rise and fall of empires and what does meet the eye. civilizations over the past four Since man is made in the imthousand years. I stood there looking at the age of God, we should strive to history of billions of people live a well-designed life. The whose lives must have seemed characteristics of a well-designhectic to them and who prob- ed life are those found in creaably wondered if there is a plan tion and art: unity, variety, balto events. Or is life just chaos . ance, harmony. This need to churned up? So much of history create a weIl-designed life is a had to be recorded before this realization that goes deep into the past. The root of the Hepattern could unfold. This discovery of mine is re- brew word shalom means being flected in all of creation. Every intact, complete, put together inman-made design that is good side. The desire to be in harbears the same characteristics mony with self, nature and God found in all God-made design. is basic to all religious, experiThis is made evident in the hu- ences. To fulfill this desire men and man endeavors of art and science. The artist and the scien- women must make their lives tist share a conviction that na- a creative work of art. The ture is basically orderly. In dis- price of creativity is always covering order the ~cientist's fraught with hard work and brain and the artist's eye can anguish. We need to find an delight in the beauty of the un- abiding vision to give coherence to our variegated experience. derlying design. One of the greatest joys we Without this vision our lives can experience is an apprecia- seem to be just a meaningless tion of design in art and crea- chain of fragmented events. To tion. The study of design of the provide that vision is the chalthings of the universe can lead lenge of all the great world reto gratitude for the privilege of ligions. having been born into it. The Men and women as well as design can lead to a sense of nations can do and not do, push security in the scheme of God's and pull, shape and reshape, in provide~ce. As soon as you get their own limited ways. But the a huncJ, that there is a will of over-aIl plan is beyond them. God loqse in the universe, you So an individual is free to lead can relax, knowing you are not a chaotic life, a shabby work

of art, yet still be caught up in a beautifully designed pattern that is beyond spoiling. Such an amazing plan is what the hanging motif in the window of the secondhand bookstore hinted at. In showing the rise and fall of civilizations over the past four thousand years, it revealed a unified design. And that is why it has haunted me ever since.

Trident Protest Dear Editor: The first Trident nuclear submarine, the "Ohio," will be launched in Groton, Conn. this Saturday. We hope you will take time to ponder the facts about Trident. A single Trident is able to destroy 408 cities or missile emplacements. iEach blast will have a force 5 times that of the Hiroshima bomb, and will send a cloud of radioactive faIlout over the face

of the earth. Each Trident has the destructive potential of 2,040 Hiroshimas! The Navy has requested :30 copies of Trident. These weapons alone would enable the United States military to wipe out most of the human race in a matter of hours. The cost of Trident is scheduled to come to $40 billion and this at a time when we are supposed to be cutting government spending! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that $1 billion of government money will provide 20,000 more jobs if spent in the public sector than in production for the military. People from all over the country will gather in Groton on Saturday to protest the Trident launching. We urge likeminded persons to join this gathering. If you cannot come, please write to the President and your senators and representatives expressing your opposition to Trident and urging them to strike Trident from the congressional budget. Sister Ann Marie Phillips, SUSC Tiverton, R.I.

Necrology April 14 Rev. Louis N. Dequoy, 1935 'Pastor, Sacred Heart, North Attleboro Rev. Cosmas Chaloner, SS. CC., 1977, St. Francis Xavier, Acushnet April 15 Rev. Christopher G. Hughes, D.D., 1908, Rector, Cathedral, Fall River April 16 Rev. Arthur E'. Langlois, 1928, On sick leave, Denver, Colorado April 18 Rev. Hugh B. Harrold, 1935, Pastor, St. Mary, Mansfield Rt. Rev. John F. McKeon, P.R., 1956, Pastor, St. Lawrence, New Bedford ' April 19' Rev. Msgr. Leo J. Duart, 1975, Pastor, St. Peter the Apostle, Provincetown

What All Souls Seek "All life comes down to this: to the effort of the human soul to break through its barier of loneliness and make some contact with what all souls seek, which is (by any name) God." - - Don Marquis


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Encyclical Among Most Important Documents of Age By REV. ANDREW M. GREELEY

The first encyclical letter of Papa Jan Pawla is one of the most important documents to come out of Rome this century but, although less opaque stylistically than most .encyclicals, it still suffers from the style which affects the encyclical as a literary genre. You've got to be plugged into the nuances of Catholic doctrine and debate to catch everything that is being said. Furthermore,



It was a front page story in a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal. An IBM executive had been transferred nine times in 20 years. He bemoaned the "heavy burden" the moves placed on his wife and two children. The problem is so severe for families who move frequently that the article says there is now a psychologist who specializes. in counseling them.

unlike most papal documents, it was clearly written by the pope himself. This gives it a more personal tone but also the flavor of a philosophy professor giving a lecture. To aggravate the problem, Jan Pawla's philosophical stance, Personalism, is unfamiliar to most Americans. Furthermore, the letter is written from the experience of Eastern Europe; concern about the right of freedom of worship is something, that has little impact on this country where long ago it was decided that socialistic gO'Yernments could do anything they want to religion and it didn't make any difference to us. The American press is generally convinced that the hot

issue in the church is sexual; the pope barely alludes to such instances. "It's mostly about human rights," one reporter said to me in disappointment. Still, "Redeemer of the World" is a crucial encyclical for three reasons: 1) It is perhaps the most intelligent encyclical ever written, revealing powerful intelligence with extraordinary grasp of the relevant scholarly literature of many different discipline. , Such a strategy will be' profoundly disappointing to many Catholics, but of the left and the right, who have come to expect detailed papal answers - backing their own positions" of course. It is now clear (as it was in Puebla, Mexico), that the

new pope is not going to dispense us from the hard work of creating the practical policies and programs necessary to de-. fend the dignity of the person. No longer will we be able to pry magic solutions out of Roman documents. Jan Pawla not only preaches respect for freedom; he practices it. 3) Finally, historians of the future will have little question that "Redemptor Mundi" touches ,on the most critical problem of our time: the overwhelming of the individual human person by large corporate bureaucracies. . For all their differences, capitalism and socialism have organized society in such a way that

the individual is at the mercy of the large, dehumanized and de-路 humanizing corporate bureaucracy. With all the energy of the passionate Polish poet that he is, Pope John Paul II is repelled by such contempt for the per-. son. 'The dignity of human nature reinforced and revalidated by the J~sus event is too precious to be readily violated by any ideology, any economic system, any nationalist ambition. 'But the pope's demand that we revere each person and all persons is an extremely unfashionable message. To deliver such a message is one of the most important reasons for having a pope.

According to the story, the IBM man's 13-year-old daughter complains of having no friends. She shouts at her father, "It's all your fault." His 16-year-old son has at times become hostile, depressed, and withdrawn, often- expressing his dislike for the new location - - with obscenities - at the dinner table. The mother has had to give up her teaching career because she just wouldn't be a match for teachers straight out of college. Besides all the strain of moving has fallen to her, including the stress of furniture damaged by moving men. The father finds challenge in his new job, but feels guilty

at imposing unhappiness on his family. After reading the whole article, I concluded that most of that family's problems are exactly the same as mine . . . but I've lived "in the same house all my life! There are times when my daughters' wardrobes haven't matched those of their friends. There are times when the demands of my life interfere with my "career," and times my husband feels he's put an unreasonable burden on all of us. As for damaged furniture, I never had the scapegoat of moving men. My own kids did it. Had the family in the article stayed in the same location for

20 years they'd have just as many problems. Their teen-age children would have been unhappy and moody and blamed anyone they could for their pl"oblems. The mother probably wouldn't have been able to teach because ,she had become stagnant, and the father would still 'feel guilty. I don't doubt that moving is difficult, but I do belive that too often people blame outside circumstances for behavior within themselves.

to moving. He thinks the main difficulty is "loss of credentials" by wives a~d children. "Suppose a teenaged football player has rushed for 1,000 yards in a season How does he apply that credential in a new community without sounding like a braggart?" I wonder if it occurred to that psychologist that the teenage hero would apply those credentials the same way he would if he didn't move. He'd go out and prove it again the following




I found, however, the most distressing part of the story was' the psychologist. It seems he's encouraging people to believe that all their pr~blems are due

Sorry, but I can't buy the package. I can't accept blaming outside forces for problems people should be solving within themselves.

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The Supreme Court ruling that the National Labor Relations Board does not have jurisdiction over teachers in Catholic schools' was a strange victory for the American Catholic bishops - one which may bear the seeds of future defeats. The Archdiocese of Chicago

and the Diocese of Fort Wayne- too religious to be under the South Bend, Ind., argued that jurisdiction of a government the National Labor Relations Act agency lik~ the NLRB. does not give the board jurisBishop William McManus, apdiction over teachers in church- pointed head of the Fort Waynerun schools and that, if it did, South Bend Diocese after his such jurisdiction would be an predecssor had begun the NLRB unconstitutional entanglement challenge, warned his fellow of church and state. They were bishops last November that they supported by the U.S. Catholic were being supported on the Conference in a friend of the NLRB' issue by the very people court brief. who had fought hardest against Many people summed the federal aid to church-run argument' up simply: It's incon- schools. sistent to hold 路that Catholic The bishops' own lega\ chal-路 schools are too religious to re- lenge, he warned, could lead to ceive most forms of govern- . a court decision affirming a ment educational aid, but not philosophy foreign to their own.

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If there is anyone in the

diocese who doesn't walk througlt the market with a feeling of disgust I wish he or she would tell us how it's done. food prices are rising with such rapidity that from week to week almost ~very item

Just a year or so ago many of us thought it disgraceful to pay $75.00 f.or a week'~ groceries. Now, over $100 is the order of the day, especially if one has a few teenagers.

more prices before I really decide. Of course, coupons and specials help but you do have to buy things that are not on sale and that really hurts.

If any readers would like to share their hints on survival Time restrictions make it very (for that's just about what we difficult for me to shop for all are doing) I would be more than the savings, but I really do try. grateful. My own is just not to This week I ventured into one' buy when lettuce, for instance of those new markets resem- is 90 cents a head because such bling a warehouse and while I items will eventually come must say there did appear to down. be savings, I want to check The cheaper cuts of meat (and

But the court treated the legal ers in church-run schools. question in a way that only reSome church figures see, the affirmed what Catholic officials NLRB decision as a victory believe are some of the worst against the "encroachment" of elements of past school-aid de- federal agencies into church incisions, holding that virtually stitutions without a clear legal any government involvement in mandate. But it leaves a big unanswera church-run school creates an unconstitutional church-state en- ed question for schools and tanglement. teachers engaged in collective It is not inconceivable that bargaining in the future, and for the court could at some time in those in schools which have althe future cite the NLRB de- ready signed contracts. cision in striking down federal Where does a union member aid under the Elementary and or would-be union member with Secondary Education Act or the an unfair labor practice charge use of federal funds to hire go, now that he cannot go to temporary public service work- . the NLRB?

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Rights League Has Boston ·Unit A Greater Boston chapter of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has been formed with Dr. Henry Armitage of North Andover as president pro tem. The organization is an antidefamation and civil rights union serving the Catholic commllnity in the same way as the Jewish Anti-nefamation League and the American Civil Liberties Union serve their members. Not formally affiliated with the Catholic Church, the league is independently governed by a hoard of directors including constitutional law experts, educators, doctors, editors and community and religious leaders. It is non-partisan and non-political and open to members of all faiths. The league's work is threefold:: defense of Catholic religious and moral beliefs, customs and persons against defamation; advocacy of Catholic interests in the American community; and litigation in defense of the civil and religious rights of Catholics and others. The Boston chapter will provide a structure for area participation in league activities, raise the level of consciousness in the Catholic community on issues of concern to members; provide psychological support for Catholics; and offer local input to league national offices in Milwaukee. Futher information on the Boston chapter is avaIlable from Esther Johnson, telephone 3252988 or 725-8660.

Sister Laurita Continued from Page One Notre Dame, will speak on "Catholic Schools: An Approach to Evangelization." Sister Mary Dooley, president of the Sisters of St. Joseph, will discuss Catholic Educational Leadership: A Ministry of Transformation." Monsignor Francis X. Barrett, NOEA executive director, will brief the group on the background, membership and benefits of the SPC commission. A national meeting of the commission will be held in Hyannis in early November.

Charism Study Made by Order A recent charism workshop at Sacred Hearts Seminary, Wareham, was attended by members of the Sacred Hearts community from Japan, Texas, the Bahamas and many parts of the east coast. Facilitated by Brother Robert DiManno, Fall River, and Father William Heffron, Malden, the meeting's purpose was to study the community's history and traditions and its present apostolates. The lives of Father Coudrin, the founder, and Father Damien, the leper priest of Molokai, were given special emphasis. Parti~ipants issued a "Statement of Charism" expected to affect the community's spirit and apostolic activity for many years.



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lberia.n Bishops Continued from Page One Organization (JOC, after its Portuguese initials). JOe was disavowed by the bishops in 1978.

More than 100 former JOC militants signed a petition asking the bishops to allow JOC to "exist as an organized movement for youth in search of a mission." JOC flourished in the postwar years in France, Belgium and the rest of Europe and spread to other continents with Vatican encouragement.

First At Fair PREPARING FOR THE ANNUAL Catholic Charities Appeal, Bishop Cronin, honorary appeal chairman, and Father Bento R. Fraga, Attleboro area appeal director, look at the poster which will appear in all churches and a gencies of the· diocese.

Summer Congress Plans Continued from Page One sands expected at the congress. When that's been done, the major part of Fall River's responsibility for overall congress arrangements will have been completed. But on the diocesan level, said Father Methot, committees are already planning the diocesan liturgies and happenings that are an important part of the congress. The liturgies, he said; are usually celebrated by the bishop of each diocese, while the happenings are social events that might include an informal prayer meeting, a songfest or a general sharing session. A special committee is planning a mark of "diocesan identity," some sort of sYPlbol or

badge that all diocesan delegates to the congress will wear. Father Methot said it is expected that about 200 members of the diocese will attend the three-day event. With an eye to the energy situation, he is con~idering chartering buses for the New Hampshire trip. He also noted that the area offers extensive camping facilities and that some participants might incorporate the congress into vacation plans. The congress theme is "·Families: Living, Learning, Serving" and the keynote speaker will be Dolores Curran, a teacher, columnist and member of various national bishops' commissions involved with marriage and family life. Mrs. Curran will dis-

cuss the projected 1980 Year of the Family and offer suggestions for implementing its goals. Workshops, seminars, special programs and "cracker barrel" sessions will offer parents and educators insights into parish outreach, alienated parishioners, single parenthood, youth, elderly and family ministry, catechesis for the handicapped and retarded, home retreats, lay ministries and sacramental theology. The Dameans, a group of young priests whose former column on popular music was an Anchor feature, will be heard on Friday night of the congress and Archbishop Jean Jadot, apostolic delegate in the United States, will celebrate its closing liturgy.

Continued from Page One valho, Dominican Academy, Fall River, "Digital Computers." The fair, held at Durfee High School, Fall River, attracted 250 exhibits from students in some 35 public and Catholic schools in southeastern Massachusetts.



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Sports Report from Winter Haven . Hope springs eternal, we are be accredited in the exhibition George is in a "contract year". told, and for New England Red circuit, was warmly greeted by betokens good stats for "The Sox fans, the aphorism rings genial Frank McGrath, dean of Boomer" in offensive categorespecially true today, as, the sportswriters and chief am- ies. weather permitting, the local enf bassador of good will at Red Sox The keystone combination, try begins to persue the pennant headquarters. Remy and Burleson, have that Mr. McGrath, representing the 'blend of seasoning and youth once again as the 1979 champFall River Herald News, once which promises to blossom in a ionship season opens. How often through the bitter again extended great courtesy good defensive and offensive winter have supporters of the to The Anchor, providing, at the year. Stockings recoiled in horror at same time, penetrating insights The speedy Remy, a Fall River the recollection of Bucky Dent's . into the national pastime from native (who, through The An"pop fly" home run! What rev- his wealth of knowledge and ex- chor, sends regards to local eries have been rudely inter- perience. fans), is now hitting in the natrupted by the thought of a 14 The prophets of doom are ural "lead-off" spot. We look game lead dissipated! How many having their day: the Sox have for him to steal frequently and sleepless nights passed by with glaring deficiencies, they sug- be in scoring position by the recurrent visions of sore arms gest. The Yankees have streng- time Jim Rice, Fred Lynn and and aching elbows . . . And al- thened their world championship the ageless Yaz come to the ways the thought: what might team, they tell us. Other con- plate. have been. tenders have emerged. Why, to Dwight Evans has recovered Well, the time has come for hear some analysts, the Red . putting aside all that. "What Sox might plummet out of the from the beaning that threw his might have been," can now be- first division. Let's put those great start last season into a come "What CAN be . . . per- specious and fallacious prognos- tailspin. In exhibition play, he haps, what WILL be," for a new tications to rest once and for all. and Jim Rice were back to their season begins. The Red Sox"are an i~roved old tricks of cutting down baseThe Anchor has completed its ball club this year. There it is, runners foolhardy enough to risk annual March trek through Cen- right up front; make no mistake trying for that extra base! tral Florida to assess, first-hand, about it. ~utch Hobson appears Dwight's confidence at the plate the Sox' chances during the recovered from elbow surgery. was immeasurably aided on one "Grapefruit League" season and George Scott really IS trimmed occasion when his timely hit to scout the opposition. Making down and has heeded the ad- drove home the winning run in bustling Winter Haven its head- vice of Ted Williams to use a an extra-inning exhibition conquarters once again, The Anch- lighter bat. He's hitting a ton test with .the Cincinnati Reds. or, sole diocesan newspaper to this spring, and the fact that (Continued Next Week)

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ST. JOAN OF ARC, ORLEANS The St. Joan of Arc prayer group will sponsor a day of recollection open to all .prayer group members from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 in the church hall. Rev. Robert KaszYI\ski, dioceslDl liaison for charismatic groups, will con-· duct the program, which will include a closing Mass. . COUNCIL 86, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Fall River Council 86 will hold a meat pie supper and dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the council home. A communion breakfast for thiro and fourth de~ee members will be held Sunday mOqling, May 6 at Our Lady ofHealth Church, Fall River, with breakfast to follow at K of C Hall. ST. MARY, SEEKONK Registration for fall COD classes will be held Saturoay, April 14 In the CCD social room. SIX HOUR VIGIL, WESTPORT The monthly First Friday vigil held in various churches of the diocese will take place from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow at St. George Church, Westport. It will be extended an hour longer than usual to permit recitation of the stations of the cross as a Lenten devotion. The prognun will begin and end with Mass ,_

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ST. JOHN OF GO, SOMERSET First penance for First Communion candidates will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. All parents are asked to attend. Easter dinners will be distributed by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Names should be given to Louis Rosa, Vincentian president, or one of the priests by this weekend. DOMINICAN THIRD ORDER, FALL RIVER The regular meeting of the Dominican Tertiaries who meet at Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home will not be held this month. Instead, members will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21 in the home's parking lot and will travel to Providence Coll~ge for a daylong program. Participants are asked. to bring their lunches. ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER . A penance service will be held at 2:45 p.m. Saturday in the lower church. Parochial school students participated in a workshop program presented by the Learning Guild of Boston. Activities included dancing and the use of musical instruments in mock bands and orchestras. Films on jazz, ballet, folk, social and disco dancing were shown and a live demonstration concluded the pro~llJ1l. FIRST FRIDAY CLUB, FALL RIVER Very Rev. John ,P. Driscoll, pastor of St. Lawrence Church, New lBedforo, will be the speaker at tomorrow night's meeting in Sacred Heart parish hall, following 6 p.m. Mass. ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER A morning of recollection will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday for. public and parochial school studentll::preparing to receive. the sacr~ent of re·conciliation. ·Lectors will meet .at 3 p.m. Sunday in the lower church hall. Rabbi Norbert Weinberg will show slides and speak PIt Jewish holy places in Israel at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, for the b~nefit of those planning a Holy Land· pilgrimage and call other· parishioners.


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FATHER BEAULIEU so that it might become their own and pointed out that Jesus's ministry was' often one which held up truths to the people of

his day, calling them to change themselves and their world. • A priest with years of experience in forming basic Christian communities in the' southwestern US, Father Frank Ponce was the third major speaker. He encouraged the priests to revitalize parish structures, bringing change where needed and strengthening existing communities of faith. He paid tribute to parish organizations and movements such as the CursiIlo, Marriage Encounter and the Charismatic renewal. In a "State of the Federation" address, NFPC president Father James Ratigan of the diOCese of Joliet, Ill., described the work of priests' councils as invaluable to the future of the church in America. He remarked that "just as the bishop is a central person in the dialogue to discern mature decisions to pastoral concerns, the parish priest is central in their implementation." The priests' council, he noted, must serve as a vital link between the bishop and his priests. While indicating that diocesan pastoral councils are also very important~ Father Ratigan . pointed out that "priests are the immediate collaborators of the hishop. The mission of the priest in the diocese would be compromised if close unity did not reign between priest and bishop. As a result of their deliberations, the priest-delegates formulated a series of recommendations for action at national and diocesan levels within the church. Fathers Roy arid Beaulieau will present these to the priests council at its April meeting.

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You cannot get inside her mind and change it to your liking. This you have discovered. Secondly", you cannot control your daughtet by emotional pressure. Examples of such attempts are:' "You can't do that because I say it is wrong." "You can't do that because I won't love you if you do." You would not really mean that you do not love her and such a threat is only alienating. This type of pressure does not work anyway. What can you do? First, you can demand adult responsibility from any child who claims adult freedom. Always. You can expect her to support herself financially and to contribute to the household both financially and by doing chores. If she is an adult (18), you do not lend her money when she runs short of cash. You do not give her free room and board when she quits one job and does not find another. You do not give her free aCcess to the family car. You do not cook, sew, iron and mend for her on demand. You can expect her to pay a reasonable amount for room and board (perhaps $5 to $8 per day) and to do .some household chores. Ideally, you and she can

work these out together. Obviously, her values are not what you tried to instill, but she is an adult and you cannot force her to accept yours. Nevertheless, you can expect her to observe rules which are important to you. For example, you cannot forbid her to engage in premarital sex, but you can say, "Your father and I are in charge of this house and this family. Staying out all night is so contrary to my values that I cannot be comfortable with such behavior in my home. The example you are setting before your younger brothers and sisters is against the principles your father and I believe in. For the sake of the family, you must come home every night or get your own place to live." The suggestions above all relate to rules and regulations but of course family relationships involve much more. Next week we shall discuss how you can go, beyond rights and justice to support and love the "impossible" child. Questions on family living and child care are invited. Address to The Kennys; c/o The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, Mass. 02722.

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Q. Our local newspaper and some recent books have carried infonnation about Fatima, the appearance of the Blessed Mother and the miracles that were supposed to have happened there. The church I attend tells peQple that the first Saturday devotion (receiving Communion on the first Saturday of each month, which Mary was supposed to have requested at Fatima for world peace) is only.. a private devotion. What is the church's teaching about Fatima, and whatever became of the letter that was to be openOO in 1960? (Ohio) A. First, a few words about private revelations: God can speak to us in thousands of ways. Giving special messages to individual men or women to pass on to the rest of us is one of them. In fact, the propHets of the Old Testament and hundreds of Christians since then have filled precisely that role.

The main message that is absolutely indispensable is the message of the Gospel as taught by Christ and the apostles _in the New Testament. The church examines all private revelations by- this standard and approves of them only insofar as they promote and apply the message of the Gospel. The church respects the role of prophets. It realizes, however, that individuals can easily fool themselves into thinking that God is giving them private messages. From my own mail, I can testify that there is hardly a weird idea in the field of religion that someone doesn't believe God has told him to preach. Some private revelations (Lourdes is perhaps the most famous) the church has officially approved. Some, such as _ the alleged appearances of Our Lady at Necedah, Wis., in the 1950's, it has officially rejected. About many of them it has said nothing one way or the other. When the church approves such messages, all it says is that there is nothing in them •contrary to Catholic faith or morals, and that following their suggestions can be helpful in our efforts toward holiness. The church never imposes a special belief or practice contained in such revelations as obligations for all Catholics. Now, about - Fatima: church officials, including popes, have accepted the- fact that the mother of Jesus appeared to three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal, during 1917, urging prayer and penance by all Christians for world peace. Surely many people have been inspired to spiritual good works by the message of Fatima.

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St. Jerome: Not a Hermit By Father John A. Kiley St. Jerome would no doubt be quite disturbed were he to see his representation in Christian art. This doctor of the church (circa 342-420) is usually portrayed as a cardinal piously meditating on the Scriptures in a desert cave, accompanied by an attentive lion. This familiar picture easily gives the faculty impression that Jerome's vitality came from a withdrawal from the world. Although it is true that Jerome was an ascetic, he was hardly at all a hermit and, if the truth be known, his greatest contributions to Christianity derive from his untiring pursuit of every variety of scholarship. , Jerome was contantly in touch with the scholars of pagan antiquity, with the Roman controversialists, with the earlier Fathers of the Christian tradition, with the' intellectual elite of his own day, and with the alert thinkers of polite society throughout the Mediterranean world. He was tutored by St. Gregory Nazianzus. He corresponded with St. Augustine. He devoured Origen. St. Jerome was, first of all, a student. 'Excellently educated in the classical Roman tradition, this "Christian Cicero" never lost his attraction for the great works of pagan Rome, just as his style never lost the precision and elegance he learned from them. But Jerome's Christian conscience was troubled by this preoccupation with the finer aspects of secular society, and he threw himself more and more into ascetical practices, which led him eventually from c;osmopolitan Italy to the less worldly environs of Syria and later Bethlehem. Incidentally, St. Jerome was never a cardinal. He did leave the Holy Land to become a sec-' retary to Pope Damasus in 382, but no red hat was ever placed on his head. Rather, this return trip to Rome would prove important for another reason. It was then that he began the revision of the Latin translations of the books of the Bible, a work he was later to continue after returning to Palestine. Even in the Holy Land then, Jerome remained the student. He built up an enviable library by personally copying out tome after tome. He had rabbis come to him secretly to teach him Hebrew and improve his grasp of Scripture. He sacrificed a long and intimate friendship with the learned Rufinus rather than compromise his own conclusions about the writings of' the ill-fated Origan. When he was not dictating to stenographers in his monastery,

Jairus By Father John J. Castelot

he was instructing devout women in theirs. St. Jerome's, legacy is not only the Latin Vulgate version of the Old and New Testaments. He exemplified that "head of a household' who can bring from his store the new and the old." Like him, Jerome spent his life familiarizing himself with the kingdom's inventory. He was intent on knowing every piece of merchandise. Not only the Old and the New Testaments would hold Jerome's attention, but everything in the Lord's storeroom would come under his scrutiny. Pagan eloquence, secular learning, Christian wisdom, Jewish folklore, personal insights Jerome shunned no opportunity to deepen his appreciation of God's truth. His almost 80 years were a constant attempt to confirm through scholarship what he already cherished through faith. His life remains an inspiration to the studious and a rebuke to the superficial in any age.

For Children By Janaan Manternach One day Jesus went out into the fields of Capernaum, near the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Soon a large crowd gathered around him. In the crowd was an important man named J airus, an official in the local synagogue. Jairus was terribly worried. His daughter was so sick he was afraid she might die. The doctors had done everything possible. But the girl was no better. He came to Jesus as the last resort. He had heard how kind Jesus was and had heard stor&s of how he made sick people well. He hoped Jesus might help his little girl. As soon as he caught sight of Jesus, Jairus went up to him. He fell at his feet and told him about his sick daughter. "Please come and lay your hands on her so that she may get well and live," he begged. Jesus could feel how worried Jairus was and he told him to take him to the little girl's bedside. The crowd followed them, and grew larger. They had not gone far before they met some people with very sad news." "Your daughter is dead," they told, Jairus. "There is no need to bother Jesus any further," But Jesus would not be put of. He put his hand firmly and comfortingly on Jairus' shoulder. "Don't be afraid," he said to him. "Fear is useless. What is needed is trust." Tum to Page Thirteen

THE EXPERIENCE of close friendship can help us learn to talk to God, writes Sister Virginia Ann Gardner. (NC Photo) ,

How Can ITalk To God? are miles away. In no way do we talk to anyone else that I once worked for a college way! president who made me know To be aware of God's loving what liberation really is. Every presence takes concentration. time I took her an idea, her When we pray, we should start eyes 'would sparkle approval. by immersing ourselves in that She liberated me - made me presence. Just sit before him, free to do all the things God aware we are creature before gave me the ability to do. our all-loving God Creator. . It's been five years since then, Once we are together with but we frequently have lunch God our Father, aware of his together. Conversation ...never love, we should have no diffiwanes. culty talking to him. That, of Think of someone similar in course, takes' faith and knowyour life. You will agree, I'm ledge - as well as love returnsure, that the talking and shar- ed. ing began when someone let Our pastor spent a year deyou be yourself. Your friend veloping one theme in his daily helped you to shed fear, to be- homilies: "Faith is my relationcome so liberated you really ship with Jesus." To me, that knew you were being genuine. was a different definition of That took a deep love on your faith. I had to turn it over and friend's part. And you? It asked over in my mind. Suddenly I you to reciprocate spontaneous- found it in' my heart. Having ly, generously. always associated faith with beSuch incarnational experience lief. I had made it a mental could help us learn to talk to exercise. When faith became a God. A talking relationship with relationship, the experience achim must begin with the con- tually did travel from my head viction that he loves us totally. to my heart. Once convinced, we'll let his Once our relationship is eslove encourage us to open up tablished, God keeps calling us and share everything with him. to more' and more intimacy. We Most of us, however, have tell him secrets; and we listen come from a lifetime of "saying quietly, attentively. He does an,prayers" - prayer formulas we swer. And sometimes there are learned as children and can say favorite moments, when we are as easily as we recite our ABC's. ' quiet together. Words are unThat means we really don't necessary. Yet it's the best kind have to think. Our lips can of conversation, with heart re'mouth'words while ourthough!s sponding' to heart. By Sister Virginia Ann Gardner

Any father who has known the anguish of the serious and baffling illness of a young daughter will appreciate the terrible anxiety that prompted Jairus to ask Jesus for help. He was, Mark tells us, an official of the synagogue, a man of considerable stature. It is not surprising that a large group of people took notice of his movements on this occasion. It is surprising that a man in his position should lower himself to beg Jesus' intervention, but no matter what he may have felt about Jesus, he was desperate enought to fall at His feet and plead, "My little daughter is critically ill. Please come and lay your hands an her so that she may get well and live" (Mark 5,22-23). The wording of this request is a bit strange, with its reference. to the laying on of hands with a view to her (literally) being saved and living (eternally). 'This is what the words actually suggest. They would reflect the practice and mentality of primitive ,Christianity rather than of the Judaism of Jesus' day. They are quite probably a recasting of Jairus' original plea to make it more meaningful to Mark's readers. Be that as it may, what was asked is clear. The little scene had attracted attention, and when Jesus started off for Jairus' house, "a large crowd followed, pushing against Jesus" (Mark 5,24). In the crowd was a woman who had suffered from a hemorrhage for a dozen years and who deliberately sought to touch Jesus. When she did her bleeding stopped, and Jesus paused to talk to her. If Jairus had had 'any doubts 'about this man's power to heal, they now vanished. His faith grew strong and his hope soared. Then, all of a sudden, both faith and hope threatened to desert him completely. For Jesus had not finished speaking to the woman when messengers ar路 rived to tell Jairus: "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the teacher further?" Jesus sensed. his hopeless reaction and reassured him with the strong admonition; "Fear is useless. What is. needed is trust" (Mark 5,36). So easy to say, but in the face of your daughter's death, so difficult to accept. With a resoluteness to match his words, Jesus strode on, allowing only Peter, James, ,and John to continue with him. The closer they got to the house, the louder the noise grew. Already the professional mourners were plying their trade. Turn to Page Thirteen

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profeta tern diante dos olhos o sofrimento dos humildes, mas sobretudo 0 sofrimento de Cristo, 0 grande servo de Deus. o sofrimento, por~m, nro conta; contam, sim, 0 motivo e a atitude com que 0 servo de Deus 0 recebe. ·0 sofrimento sem significado, suportado com ressentimento e revolta, tern algo de comum com 0 inferno. o sofrimento de Cristo, pelo contr~rio, a manifesta~ao da vontade de entregar-se por amor dos outros: 0 modo mais perfeito e ge~ neroso de levar 0 fardo de todos os irm!os. E assim da ao sofrimento. e a morte urn novo significado. Cristo e 0 sacerdote enquanto irmao que compartilha connosco as mis~rias e humilhar~es da vida. o sacerdocio universal de todos os fieis e 0 sacerdocio ministerial de todos aqueles que sao chamados com voca~ao particular, nao sao suscept!veis de serem considerados como privilegios nem nos permitern insistir sobre os seus direitos. Seremos verdadeiramente adoradores de Deus, se , renunciarmos radicalmente ao egolsmo enos fizermos verdadeiros irmaos uns dos outros na humildade do servi~o: com a mesma humildade obediente vontade do Pai de Cristo; que cumpriu ate a ultima gota do Seu sangue a missao de fazer vis!vel 0 amor do Pai a todos os homens. i 0 sofrimento e amor de Cristo sao mais humildes do que qualquer outro sofrimento e morte. o Filho de Deus quer morrer com os criminosos, com a morte mais ignomlniosa.Experimenta ate ao m~xi­ mo 0 sofrimento, a humilha~ao e a desola~ao, de modo a provocar consterna~ao em qualquer homem. Mas 0 Seu sofrimento e morte t~m urn significado novo: revelam 0 amor misericordioso do Deus justo; revelam a transcend~ncia do Deus Santo, que manifesta a Sua santidade precisamente na misericordia para om todos aqueles que se reconhecem pecadores. Cristo leva, a'cruz; na Sua morte sofre como nos; melhor, com nenhum outro homem. Mas uma novidade a Sua morte. Enquanto a daquele que se insurge contra 0 amor e se busca a si mesmo, urn ultimo acto de revolta e de de$espero, a morte de Cristo ~ testemunho maravilhoso da mais absoluta confian~a em Deus Pai. , o grito: "Eli, Eli, lema sabactani?" contem uma resposta niro filosOfica e .abstracta,. mas existencial ." e verdadeira: "Pai, nas tuas maos entrego 0 meu esp:!rito." A profundiade e liberdadedo amor de Cristo crucificado. A fe na cruz e na morte-ressurrei~to de Cristo liberta-nos das angustias causadas pelo ego!smo. Honramos a cruz de Cristo quando honramos aquele·que sofre e carregamos sobre os nossos ,ombros pelo menos uma parte dos seus sofrimentos.






Six Women Get Tri"bute As Christian Heroines CHICAGO' (NC) - Editors of nine U.S. and Canadian church publications have chosen Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Dorothy Day, Barbara Ward, Corrie ten 'Boom, Lee Tai-Young and Annie Jiagge as "living Christian heroines worthy of recognition." An article about the women appeared in the member-publications of Interchurch Features. They are A.D., The Church Her~ld, The Disciple, The Episcopalian, The Lutheran, Messenger, Presbyterian Survey, United Church Observer and U.S. Catholic. "These six women are among the outstanding Christian leaders of our time. Their words and actions have transformed the lives of thousands of people; their lives exemplify what it means to be Christian," said an article written for the publications by Carolyn Purden, associate editor at The Canadian Churchman. The article includes sketclies of each woman: - Mother Teresa, the Albanian nun who established the Missionaries of Charity in 1948 to serve the sick, destitute and abandoned of the w.orld and whose order now has more than 1,300 members in 67 countries. - Dorothy Day, co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement with the credo of "immediate response to the need of the other person" and who has taken public stands on issues as diverse as women's suffrage, U.S. involvement in World War I, compulsory air-raid drills, and the United Farm Workers' boycott. - Barbara Ward, a British writer, lecturer and philosopher

who Ms. Purden said has become "the Christian conscience always reminding us that we are our brother and sister's keeper." Corrie ten Boom, imprisoned by the Nazis during World War II for aiding Jews in Holland, who has' spent the years since lecturing and writing about the lesson of forgiveness and hope she learned in the Nazi concentrati9n camp. - Lee Tai-Young, the first woman lawyer in South Korea and founder of the Korean Legal Aid Center for Family Relations, been disbarred because of her opposition to the government of South Korean President Park Chung Hee. - Annie Jiagge, the first woman admitted to the bar in Togo, Africa, a leader in world ecumenism and an international champion for the rights of women.

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Continued from Page Twelve Jesus then asked 'Peter, James and John to come with him and Jairus. The five of them walked on alone toward Jairus' house. As they came near, they heard people crying very loudly. "Why are you making so much noise?" Jesus asked them. "The child is not dead. She is asleep." The people began to laugh at Jesus. How could he be so stupid? They all knew perfectly well when a person was dead. This little girl was not just sleeping. At that, Jesus told them all to get out of the house, then he asked Jairus and his wife to take him to their daughter. Jesus walked over to her bed, reached down and took her Continued from Page Twelve hand. Then he said to her lovJesus strode in and dismissed ingly. "Talitha, koum," "Little them unceremoniously, but not girl, get up," in Aramaic, Jesus' before they had laughed him to language. scorn for having said: "The child The girl stood up and began is not dead. She is asleep." to walk around. She ran to her Now it wa,s strangely quiet. mother and father and !hugged The crowd was gone, leaving them. They were amazed and overjust Jesus, the father and mother, and the three disciples. joyed. They were so overcome Jesus took the little girl's hand that they stood there staring at . and said, oh so tenderly: "Tali- their daughter. tha, kOUIll," Aramaic for "Little Jesus gently brought them girl, get up.". And the girl stood back to reality. Knowing how up immediately and hegan to hungry the 12-year-old must walk around. And Mark adds, in have been after what she had one of those charmingly awk- been through, Jesus asked them ward after-thoughts of his to bring her something to eat. (which translators insist on reAt this they probably all locating): . "She was 12 years laughed. They quickly brought old." her some food. As the girl enIt depends on your point of joyed her meal, her family stood view, I suppose, but for me one there praising God for his goodof the most eloquent details of ness. this astounding account is in the last verse. The girl's par~nts Africa Is Refuge were practically paralyzed with astonishment and relief, but JeNAIROBI, Kenya - Africa 'sus brought them back to real- has about four million political ity and "told them to give her. refugees, almost half the world's something to eat." Little girls refugee population, according are always hungry. Under the to a report by the refugee decircumstances, this particular partment of the All-African one must have been starved. Conference of Churches, an And who rem.embered that? ecumenical group.

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"THIRD WORLDERS" look on as "First Worlders" enjoy money, food, comfortable accommodations during consciousness-raising exercise at Bishop Connolly High School Human Rights day. Rev. Mr. James Lafontaine, SJ is at microphone directing event. (Torchia Photo) .


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Though our love is like a winding road of uncertainty I long to trust your smile And all the ways you feel touching me For moment by moment Our life time goes on Til one day our some days are gone. Look at us two drifters with a dream Scared to see it through But we're so happy now It might be beautiful if we do For moment by moment The choices we make Depend on the chances we take. Oh for moment, moment by moment Our life time goes on 'Til one day our some days are gone For moment, moment by moment The choices we make Depend on. the chances we take. (c) 1976 by Red Cow Music, Inc. All Rights Reserved.. Used by permission.

Today, the Bridegroom is still first crucified the best within with us. Despite hurt and pain, ourselves. It is a cold, rainy morning. The Easter morn message is because of Him life continues to The wind swoops around the a "yes" message. It says that all be a bridal feast! house rattling whatever isn't that tenderness and strength, nailed down., I am reminded of all that beauty and goodness The John Travolta-Lily Tomlin film "Moment By Moment" Haydn's "Seasons": "As yet the that on Good Friday we saw gives us this song, done by Yvonne Elliman. F~ehan year is unconfirmed, and oft- stretched out on a cross, is still Its message is clear. Today's opportunities, today's changes, and With the coming of spring returning winter blasts, the bud alive. Until all eternity Christ today's choices are where life is most importantly found. the Feehan golf team will be and bloom destroy." will be alive, now in the form sporting new green golf bags, The destroyers, like the winter of the Holy Spirit. Easter is a emblazoned with the school inTime is precious. What we do today will make a difference blasts, are out there confusing decisive event. Believe it! tomorrow. Sadness is the chief reward for a person who only resignia. They are a gift in memthose trying to believe. Christ members what he or she might have done. Young people love the story are given by his father. is forever on trial and His en- of the Resurrection. How often This attitude of living each day fully builds purpose for our "Once upon a Mattress" will emies 2,000 years later, are try- have I told it to the various lives. But another perspective must be considered. Our lives flow be presented .by drama students ing to plunge the world into a classes I had. About that divine forward like a circle and are not unlinked with the past. tonight, tomorrow and Saturday perpetual Good Friday without body that was freed from the at 8 p.m. Yesterday a special the following Resurrection. limitations of physical law. How What we decide to take a chance on today should be condiperformance was held for senior Those reared in the bosom of fold for fold the grave clothes tioned by our past. A significant example is found in our relationcitizens and area religious. the church since childhood have lay, yet the body was not there. ships. We cannot trade friends like pawns in a chess game. If we The folk group is practicing love another. Depth in relationships depends not on numbers of read and heard thousands of Spirit-free and clothed now with immortality. Jesus had for the Holy Week liturgy to friends but how we work at keeping our relationships alive and words about the Resurrection. be held in the school auditorium growing. I can speak only for myself, passed through all material obon Wednesday. but I find something new to structions. For those attempting to form a Christian lifestyle, the blend Freshman English students The G.alilean movement did think about daily. My own faith of today's action with yesterday's commitments guides our disciplerecently attended a performance grows deeper, more absorbing, not end at the cross. 'Some ship. We perceive that God's presence gives us strength to keep of "Great Expectations" at John think it did. But those spiritmore and more a way of life. living our commitments, while providing courage to act as we And I find it all in the life, filled apostles took everything Hancock Hall, Boston. must today. that was thrown at them and death and Resurrection of Jesus. preached a Jesus who had been Ours is a religion of ResurrectJon. Paul made it clear that and is triumphant. They never . Viveiros cooperated by pro- realization of' the utmost in inThe Christian Life CommunEaster is concerned not only spoke of Him as dead, but as One alive forever. They were claiming the day Human Rights justice was the showing of films ity of Bishop Gerrard High with Christ's escape from. the accused of hallucinations. Can Day in Fall River and civic dealing with the Holocaust. FolSchool, Fall River, will spongrave, but with a cosmic victory you imagine a band of madmen leaders who spoke included Ju- low-up discussion indicated that sor an awareness walk on Sunof seemingly powerless love able to subdue Europe to a faith! venile Court Judge Thomas M. this presentation had a deep imday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. startover loveless power. This ResurQuinn Jr., Dr. Irving Fradkin pact on students. Human nature certainly shows ing at Bishop Connolly High rection lamp dOes not swing and Rabbi Jonathan Panitz. itself capable of gross delusions, School and ending at White's over some narrow, empty grave, The Human Rights Day was but no instance can be given of restaurant, North Westport. part of an ongoing program of but rather over the thick darkThe day was coordinated by whole nations, through a long A hunger meal will follow at Father David Hare SJ and Rev. social awareness at Connolly. ness covering the whole earth. course of time, accepting a de- Gerrard. Mr. ,Brian Linnane, SJ. Among It recently included participaOn Good Friday that darkness lusion with such thorough faith, Gerrard Spirit Week included its high points was a conscious- tion in the Nestle products boywas all but complete. Hatred tbat they were willing to build exercise during cott which drew national attenwas almost everywhere. In some anew the entire structure of special styles and dress colors ness-raising for each class on its designated which a group of seven boys' re- tion to the Fall River school. ways ours is still a Good. Friday their lives. day. ceived super-deluxe treatment, world. The killing continues, the We have read and heard all National Honor Society mem- a second group of 25 boys reo hatred is stifling, the armament the arguments against. If Jesus bers, took part in a clean-up day ceived very good treatment and Stonehill Students race goes on. is not risen, .then we should both to raise funds and as a the remainder of the student Form Irish Society ,For a nation that has planted close all the church doors. . service project. body' was blatantly discriminamore than its share of crosses Complementing growing interThe science club marked the ted against. there is a lesson to be learned. est in the Irish Studies PrQgram centennial of Albert Einstein Today, as in Jesus' day, we are When the favored group each of Stonehill College, North Easas fearful of living as we are of Freshman registration for with a discussion of his life and received $5, plus luxury school ton, students have formed an dying, fearful of thinking bold- Coyle and Cassidy High in accomplishments at a program equipment and enjoyable snacks, Irish Society to sponsor trips, ly, caring deeply and loving with Taunton is almost complete and open to all students and faculty. while the large group received lectures and other activities proall our hearts. And when we see is responsible for an increase one cent apiece, the difference moting appreciation of Irish someone who is truly alive, in the school's total enrollment. between First and Third World culture. someon~ with fervor, our inPeter Lamb is CC's delegate Students at Bishop Connolly . conditions was vividly illustraCharter members include stustinct i$ not to let that person to Student Government Day, to High School, Fall River, parti- ted. dents recently returned from' be, but to take away the fervor, be held this month in Boston. cipated in a Human Rights Day "It's the part of the day .Dublin after participation in the to thro,," cold water on it. In preparation, he, has been at- designed to make them aware 'they'll remember longest," Stonehill/University College Nevel; would we have crucified tending workshops and study of various forms of injustice and opined Father Hare. semester program in Irish discrimination. 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'Tis Spring And "Play Ball" Time Just like the Red Sox, high school baseball teams have opened their seasons or will do so in the next few days. First to swing into action, the Bishop Connolly High Cougars entertained Greater New Bedford Voke-Tech last Tuesday. The teams meet again this afternoon in New Bedford. The Cougars will then be idle until April 13 when they will be at Bourne. All are non-league games as is the Bishop 'Stang High at Dartmouth game next Thursday. Dartmouth opens at Somerset next Tuesday. The Blue Raiders open Monday at home to Tiverton. Durfee also opens Monday, at Cumberland. Another opener Monday has Holy Family home to Westport. In still more nonleague action Wareham opened 'at Diman Voke, yesterday. Diman will be at Voke-Tech Tuesday and home to that team next Thursday. The Hockomock Baseball

League opens its season next Thursday with Sharon at King Philip, North Attleboro at Canton, Mansfield at Foxboro, Stoughton at Franklin and Oliver Ames having the bye. In tennis, Connolly netmen have five games scheduled beginning today when the Cougars will host Stang in a Central Division Southeastern Mass. Conference encounter. They will be home to Dartmouth tomorrow and at Somerset Monday in other conference engagements. Next Wednesday they visit 'Portsmouth Abbey in non-league action and return to conference play at New Bedford High next Thursday. Holy Family's netmen opened yesterday at Somerset, which entertains Stang Saturday and Connolly Monday: Durfee's tennis team is home to-Coyle-eassidy today, to Taunton Tuesday and at Attleboro next Thursday.

Track Combines Also Start Seasons In girls' track, Stang will host Barnstable Monday in a conference dual meet and will visit Old Rochester next Thursday. Other meets Monday list Falmouth at New Bedford, DennisYarmouth at Somerset, and, Attleboro at Old Rochester. Wednesday it will be Dartmouth at Barnstable and Attleboro at

Falmouth. Several schools will participate in the Somerset relays Saturday morning. In boys'; track, Diman Voke is at Old Rochester tomorrow and at Feehan Tuesday. Dartmouth is at Dighton-Rehoboth today, home to Somerset Monday and at :Voke-Tech Wednesday.

South Takes Playoff Lead !Defending champion Fall River South has taken the lead in the Bristol County Catholic Hockey League playoff final. The Southies defeated New Bedford, 3-2, in the opening game of the best-of-three series !but were forced into overtime· to gain the decision. With less than a minute elapsed in the third canto, Bill

Taylor's goal from Brian Cabral and Glenn Souza narrowed the gap. South pulled even, 2-2, on Jim Carey's unassisted goal at 14:35 of the last period and rode to victory on Souza's goal, from Cabral, at 1:28 of the overtime stanza. The teams will meet again at 9 p.m. Sunday in the Driscoll Rink, Fall River.

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Symbols following film reviews indicate both general and Catholic Film Office ratings, which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for gen· eral viewing; PG-parental guidance sug· gested; R-restricted, unsuitable for children or younger teens. Catholic ratings: AI-approved for children and adults; A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3-approved for adults only; B-objectionable in part for everyone; A4--separate classification (given to films not morally offensive which, however, require some analysis and explanation!; C-condemned. New Films (United Artists) is a movie version of the Broadway smash hit. Claude (John Savage) is a boy from Oklahoma who goes to Manhattan to join the Army. There he meets four hippies enjoying· a perpetual be-in in Central Park. They open his mind to wiser vistas (LSD being one of the means) and encourage his pursuit of debutante Sheila (Beverly D'Angelo). Nevertheless, Claude does join the army and takes basic training in Nevada, where he is visited by the hippies and Sheila. One of the friends takes his place and inadvertently gets shipped to Vietnam, where he is killed. Production numbers are spectacular and, despite flaws, the film recreates the exhilaration of the sixties. However, it includes the immoral elements of the stage production, which make it unsuitable for the young, who cannot be expected to see it in its social context and understand the cultural phenomenon it exploits and celebrate~, A4 "Boulevard Nights" (Warner Brothers) The· East Los Angeles barrio is the scene for this oldfashioned story of a minority family's aspirations for a better life. The. central conflict is between Raymond, who wants to set up an auto repair shoR, and his younger brother, Chaco, whose only ambition is to prove himself in the local gang warfare. Though the futility of gang violence and drug dependence are shown, their graphic depiction is objectionable. R,B "Hair"

"Buck Rogers" (Universal) An American astronaut (Gil Gerrard) gets caught in a time warp and comes back 500 years later, just in time to save Earth from evil invaders led by a sinuous princess (Pamela Hensley). A corny offspring of "Star Wars," this movie, thanks to bright lines and good-humored acting, is quite pleasant. PG, A2 "A Perfect Couple" (Fox) In this tale· of love triumphing over diversity of backgrounds - she's a rock singer and he's the fortyish, browbeaten scion of a wealthy and conservative Greek family - there are some pleasant moments and good ~cting, but the whole thing is so inconsequential that it seems in danger of evaporating. Adult situations and dialogue make it mature viewing fare. lPG, A3 "The Passage" (United Artists) A fiendish SS man (Malcolm McDowell) pursues an escaping scientist (James Mason) and his family across. the Pyrenees. Anthony Quinn is on hand as a stalwart Basque guide. This is a mediocre war film filled with violence and brutality. R, C On Television . Sunday, April 8, 10-11 a.m. "Palm Sunday Liturgy from St.· Patrick's Cathedral" (NBC) Cardinal Terence Cooke will· celebrate Mass, Capuchin Father Dacian Dee is homilist and music will be by the 75-voice Cathedral choir. Sunday, April 8, 8-10 p.m. (NBC) "Jesus( of Nazaretb." The fourth arid final segment of this highly acclaimed Gospel dramatization follows the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. Film on TV Friday, April 6, 9 p.rn. (ABC) - ''The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane" (1977) - Jodie Foster plays a mysterious, selfsufficient 13-year-old befriended .bya teen-age boy (Scott Jacoby) and threatened by an unstable adult (Martin Sheen). A pat, unbelievable melodrama, the film offends because it condones teen-age promiscuity and makes a 13-y~ar·old the object of sex. ual titillation. PG, C

THE ANCHORThurs., April S, 1979


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Hockomock Names Girl All Stars Champion Oliver. Ames High, Franklin High and Sharon High each placed two players on the 1979 Girls' All-Hockomock Basketball team. Senior forward Maria Allen and Junior guard Martha Dray are the titlist's representative on the stellar combine. The "Franklin players are junior guard Janet Vignone and senior forward Lori Bregner. Sharon elections are senior guard Amy Richman ,and junior guard Alison Keyes. Senior forward Jan Prendergast, of Foxboro, a three-time All-Hockomock performer, is the all-star team captain. Others named to the team are junior forward/center Dorothy Curran, Canton, senior guard Den-

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ise Fraser, Stoughton, and, senior guard/forward Stephanie Rioux, North Attleboro." In increasingly popular gymnastics undefeated champion Canton (12-0). placed four on the All-Hockomock all-star team. They are freshman Nancy' McCarrick, all-around, senior Debbie Poore, all-around, sophomore Mary Ellen Cullinane, uneven bars, and senior Denise Arsenault, vaulting. Other selectees are senior Karen McSweeney, all-around, Sharon, named the all-star team captain; senior Sue McWiliams, floor exercises, and sophomore Eileen Shannon, allaround, both of Franklin; and sophomore Kat)tleen Firth, North Attleboro-,' aU-around.


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• Pays from the very first day of covered hospitalization. • Pays every eligible ded.uctible that the in-hospital portion of Medicare Part A does not pay and you have to pay. ' , • Pays Cash Benefits direct to you or anyone you choose. • All cash benefits are paid regardless of any other coverage you have. • Guaranteed Acceptance regardless of your age, if you haven't been 'confined in a hospital or nursing home in 60 days. " , ' Can you afford to be hospitalized for sickness or accident? What will happen when you discoverthat Medicare just won't pay all your hospital bills? Will you have enough cash to pay the bills Medicare doesn't pay? CASH HELP is what this Medicare Supplement is all about ... we will pay until you reach the $50,000.00 lifetime maximum. '



Send rio money now. We'll mail yOl,Jr actuallnsurance Certificate to you fast. Tak.e up to 21 full days to decide if this is exactly what you want ... then put your coverage in force on the eff~ctive date by sending your first premium. If you decide not to take this coverage, you owe nothing, and you'll have no coverage. Even after you've paid your premium, you still have 30 days to return your Certificate and 'get a full refund of any money you have paid. Even if you've had a medical problem within the last 60 days ... mail your Enrollmen.t Form today. Tell us when you were hospitalized, and 60 days after your discharge, if you are treatment-free, we will issue your coverage.

WEPAYYOU the$40.00aday. Wepayyouthis amount for every covered day you're hospitalized during thisentire30-day period. atotal of $1,200.00.


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WE PAYYOUthe$80.00adaywhileyou useup your Lifetime Reserve. We pay you this a~ mount every covered day you're hospitalized during the entire 60-day period - totaling $4,800.00. .


MEDICARE PAYS NOTHING - your hospi. tal benefits run out. YOU MUST PAY your entire hospital bill yourself.

WfPAYYOU 100%ofall youreligiblehospital charges up to $160.00 per day, up to, $50,000.00. We even pay for a private room if 'approv,ed by Medicare and medically necessary.

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MEDtCARE PAYS all but $40.00 a day of the hospital charges. YOU MUST PAY the $40.00 a day. totaling $1.200.00 for the entire 30-day period of . hospitalization.


Your rate does not increase as you get older. Union Fidelity guarantees never to single you out for a rate increase ." . no matter how your h,ealth changes or how many benefits youcollect. As long as you pay your premiums on time and,remain a member of the Trust, you cannot be cancelled, until you collect $50,000.00 in, maximum benefits. Premiums can be changed or renewal denied if the , .same action is taken on all Insureds nationwide under the Master Policy (A96860).

Hospitalization covered by Workmen's Compensation or Occupatronal Disease law; acts of war; mental disorders; treatment or diagnosis not required for. a sickness, accident or body· malfunction; medical or surgical fees. Expenses compensated by State or Federal legislation, custodi~1 confinement; convalescent, nursing or rest homes; extended care or rehabilitati'{e facilities; drug, alcohol or mental institutions or sanitariums.. Care in a D.C. or State-owned or operated institution primarily for treatment of tuberculosis or mental disorders. Intoxicants or narcotics unless administered on the advice of a doctor. Pre-existing . conditions (those for which you were medically advised or treated prior to the effective date) are not covered for the·flrst 6 months•.

WE PAY YOU the $160.00 Initial Deductible. We also pay you for your first 3 pints of blood, up to $35.00 per pint.





MEDICARE PAYS all covered hospital expenses (room. board, operating room, etc.) except the $160.00 Initial Deductible and tl1'e first 3 pints of blood. YOU MUST PAYthe$160.00Initial DeQ,uctible and for your first 3 pints of blood.


Coverage begins as soon as you're hospitalized ... we pay the initial $160.00 deductible that Medicare , doesn't pay! All cash benefits are paid direct to you .or anyone you choose. You are covered immediately for any ,new sickn~ss or accident, even if you are hospitalized on the very day your coverage is effective. '


If you enroll or mail your request by AlJril 30, 1979, l'::=::;;~~~ the United Catholic Group Ii Insurance Trust wil! give ou a beautiful, inspiring, metallic Pope Paul VI tommemorative Prayer Pla~l:Ie plus our standard Medicare Reference Card giveaway.

"Medicare Supplement Benefit Period begins with the first day you are hospitalized and it continues'for60 days after you've been released. . This Medicare Suppll'lmentpays the above deductibles which Medicare doesn't. It is not connected with the . U.S. Government or Federal Medicare Program.



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