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What's

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National Snuffed Out BALTIMORE (NC)-Saying that the controversial film "Snuff" reaches the "nth degree of hard-core pornography," a circuit court judge here upheld the Maryland Board of Censors and declared it obscene. The 80-minute film concludes with a depiction of what Judge Harry A. Cole described as the "heinous, brutal killing" of a woman.

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PATERSON, N.J.-Reactions are mixed to the New Jersey Supreme Court decision granting Karen Quinlan's father the right to cause withdrawal of the life support system maintaining her in a coma. Bishop Lawrence B. Casey of Paterson said the ruling "is in line with what the Quinlans and their Church believe to be in Karen's best'interest," but other moralists expressed reservations, fearing the decision might erode a presumption in favor of sustaining life. Karen's parents are satisfied with the decision. Her father said, "We're happy because it will help so many others," and her mother added, "It's ,the answer to our prayers."

To Reach Millions BELLMORE, N.Y.-Pro-Life Democratic presidential candidate Ellen McCormack will bring her campaign to an estimated 6 million viewers during halftime of a professional basketball game on the CBS television network April 11 between Washington and Boston. CBS affiliates in '139 cities will carry the game and Mrs. McCormack's appearance.

More Seminarians WASHINGTON - The total number of students studying for the priesthood in the United States has increased for the first time in 10 years, according to figures released by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) here. The total number of seminarians in the country in the 1975-76 school year increased by 874 over 1974-75, the 1976 CARA Seminary Directory said.

More Money ST. PAUL-For the first time in eight years the St. Paul-Minnesota archdiocesan aid appeal has topped its goal. It has received pledges totaling $2,058,549, 106 per cent of its goal of $1.9 million.

World Holy Shroud TURIN-.-A non-Catholic criminologist specializing in analysis of micro-particles has affirmed that the Holy Shroud of Turin definitely dates back to the time of Christ. The announcement capped a series of similar scientific reports in recent years indicating that the cloth venerated in Turin's cathedral may indeed be the linen which covered the body of Christ after the Crucifixion. Msgr. Jose Cottino, vice-chairman of the commission studying the shroud, is a New Bedford native, but left the U.S. for Italy as an infant and is a priest of the Turin diocese.

Priesthood A Service

meeting here to discuss the role of women in the Church have asked for expanded opportunities and a new view of women. But they skirted the sticky question of women priests. In fact, the congress, organized by the Union of Italian Mothers Superior, heard a male, Father Bruno Maggioni, say: "The preisthood is a service, not a dignity. If the Church decides not to give this service to women, that does not mean that it does not recognize women's value."

Sadat Sees Pope VATICAN CITY-Egyptian President Anwar Sadat will be received in audience today by Pope Paul VI, during an official visit to Vatican City. President Sadat left Cairo March 29 on a European tour that was to include official visits to West Germany, France, Italy and Yugoslavia. ' The purpose of the visit is both economic and political, with emphasis on the quest for peace in the Middle East, where Egypt is currently suffering severely strained relations with neighboring Libya.

Welcomes True V~lues. LISBON-The Church in Portugal is ready to support reconstruction efforts after the 1974 revolution and side with the poor while teaching the Gospel to all, said Cardinal Antonio Ribeiro of Lisbon. As the revolution was nearing the end of its second year of political wavering between leftwing and moderate control, Cardinal Ribeiro said: "The Church continues to welcome the true values of the April revolution, but it does not condone the mistakes and the party manipulations that have disturbed the revolutionary process."

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Necrology APRIL 16 Rev. Arthur E. Langlois, 1928, Sick Leave, Denver, Colorado. APRI 18 Rev. Hugh B. Harrold, 1935, Pastor, St. Mary, Mansfield. Rev. Msgr. John F. McKeon, P.R., 1956, Pastor, St. Lawrence, New Bedford. APRIL 20 Rev. Edward F. Coyle,' S.S., 1954, St. Mary Seminary, Paca St., Maryland. Rev. James E. O'Reilly, 1970, Pastor Emeritus, Mt. Carmel, Seekonk. APRIL 22 Rev. James L. Smith, 1919; Pastor, Sacred Heart, Tau~ton. Rev. Thomas F. Fitzgerald, 1954, pastor, St. Mary, Nantucket. 11lI111l1111llUmliUnUlUllllllll'UIlUllllllUU1I1l1111ll1ll1llm1l1l1l1llm1ll1l1l1l11rll11l11l1111111m

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UPPER CAPE COD: Among organizers and speakers at day of recollection for members of Upper Cape Area CCD Board were, seated, from left, Mrs. Nancy Haussman, area board chairman; Sister Theresa Sparrow and Sister Rita Pelletier of the Diocesan J?epartment of Education; standing, Rev. Francis McManus, S.J. of Bishop C~nnolly .Hlg~ School, Fall River, guest speaker; Mrs. Nineen Mello, teacher; Mrs. Veromca Vylmskl, administrative assistant; Mrs. Margaret Cutillo, chairman of teachers; Mrs. Grace Bardelis, coordinator; Rev. John V. Magnani, St. Patrick's parish, Falmouth.

VATIC.NN CITY (NC)-Pope Paul VI, who this Lent has cut back on his traditional program of public ceremonies, will preside at a full schedule of Holy Week rite~ the Vatican has announced. The. 78-year-old Pontiff suffers from an arthritic condition. Sources close to the Pope said recently that he suffers considerable pain especially in his legs in the early morning, but that the pain diminishes later in the morning. He will, however, lead the procession and celebrate Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on Palm Sunday, and on Holy Thursday will drive across Rome to celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Basilica of St. John Lateran. On Good Friday he will lead the impressive nighttime Way of the Cross at Rome's Colosseum. Turn to Page Ten


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110 Brother Priests Mourn Fr. Belanger Rev. Donald E. Belanger, a priest who "glowed with love for everybody," was mourned Monday by 11 0 of his brother priests who concelebrated his funeral Mass ;with Bishop Cronin. The pastor of St. Stephen's parish, Attleboro, died unexpectedly last Friday. Homilist for the Mass was Rev. Roger Gagne, pastor of St. Mark's parish, Attleboro Falls, who spoke of the unpretentious life of Father Belanger, basing his words on Chapter 13 of the first Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians. Concelebrating with the Bishop were Msgr. Gerard J. Chabot, St. Theresa's parish, South Attleboro, and Rev. Lionel Bourque, chaplain at Cardinal Cushing Hospital, Brockton, a cousin of the dead priest. Rev. John J. Oliveira was chaplain to the Bishop, Rev., Horace J. Travassos led singing and Rev. William G. Campbell was organist. Aiding in preparations for the service were Rev. Richard J. Chretien, Sacred Heart parish, North Attleboro, and Rev. George C. Bellenoit, St. Mark's, Attleboro Falls. Fall River Native Born June 9, 1914 in Fall River, the son of the late Ernest and Alvine (Gendron) Belanger, attended St. Anne and Blessed Sacrament grammar schools and completed his high school edu-

CCD Workshop On Saturday A Diocesan Religion Workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth. It will feature Dr. Maria Harris who will discuss the importance of curriculum in religious education, and will explain how teachers can locate needed doctrinal materials and apply their findings to parish, family and community situations. Dr. Harris, assistant professor of religion and education at Andover Newton Theological School, earned her doctorate at Columbia University. She will appear at Stang High School under the sponsorship of the W. H. Sadlier Co., and her material will be presented in two sessions.

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REV. DONALD E. BELANGER cation in St. Hyacinthe, Canada. He attended college at St. Alexandre, Hull, Canada and completed his seminary studies at the Grand Seminaire of Montreal. 'Father Belanger was ordained May 18, 1940 by the late Bishop James Cassidy at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, His first Tum to Page Four

Father Brown To Speak With a theme of "The Church in the New Testament," Rev. Raymond E. Brown, SS, nationally famous scripture scholar, will conduct the third annual Theology Institute for priests of the diocese at 'LaSalette Center for Christian Living, Attleboro. The institute will be offered twice: Monday through Wednesday, May 3 to 5 and Wednesday through Friday, May 12 to 14. Using modem scriptural methods, Father Brown will discuss the origins and growth of the Christian community, its sacraments and its implications. The importance of understanding the origins of the Church for appreciating its contemporary role will be emphasized. Papal Appointment Father Brown, author of some 10 books on the Bible and three times the winner of the national Catholic Book Award, was one of three editors of the Jerome Biblical Commentary. An active ecumenist, he was the first Roman Catholic to address a Faith and Order Conference of the World Council of Churches and Tum to Page Eleven

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Bishop Daniel A: Cronin will be the keynote speaker for the opening of the 35th annual Catholic Charities Appeal. Affectionately known as the "Kick-Gff," the meeting, expected to draw nearly 1000 clergy, religious and laity from all parts of the diocese, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River. Bishop James J. Gerrard, retired Auxiliary Bishop of the diocese, will deliver the opening prayer and the final invocation will be given by Msgr. Luiz G. Mendonca, diocesan Vicar General. Rev. ,Edmond R. Levesque. pastor of Our Lady of Grace parish, North Westport, and director of the diocese's summer camps for needy and exceptional children, which are among beneficiaries of the Appeal, will explain their programs. Role of Laity Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, diocesan Appeal director, will explain campaign procedures and Richard C. Fontaine, New Bedford, this year's diocesan lay chairman, will stress the role of the 'laity in the campaign for the two phases of the Appeal. Mr. Fontaine said: "I hope to see every priest, religious and eight members of each of the 113 parishes of the diocese in attend-

ance at this kick-off meeting. One hundred per cent attendance will start the Appeal in the right

direction towards a successful campaign." Bishop Stang High School orchestra will provide music before, during and after the meeting. Mrs. Albert Petit of Fall River will lead the gathering in the singing of the National Anthem to open the meeting and Kenneth Leger of Fall River will close the evening's program with a rendition of "America the Beautiful." A coffee hour in the school cafeteria will follow.

80,000 Cheer, Encourage Pope RICHARD FONTAINE

New Document On Seminary Theology VATICAN CIlY (NC)-A document intended to improve theological training of seminarians by taking account of modem realities and scientific developments has been issued here by Tum to Page Seven

VATICAN CIlY (NC)-Pope Paul VI thanked a crowd of some 80,000 which had responded to the appeals of Italian bishops and offered a day of prayer "in defense of and comfort to" the Pope. "We thank you for this demonstration of filial compassion and moral sensitivity," responded the Pope to cheers. "We are grateful to those who have responded to calls for spiritual solidarity." The Pope went on, "We know that our Cardinal Vicar and the Italian Bishops' conference have urged you to pray for our humTum to Page Ten

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The Passion 1976

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Fr. Belanger Continued from Page Three assignment was at St. Joseph's parish, New Bedford, and he subsequently served at St. Michael, Ocean Grove, St. JeanBaptiste, Fall River, and St. Mathieu, Fall River, before becoming pastor at St. Stephen's. His diocesan appointments included longtime service as chaplain at St. Vincent de Paul Camp, Westport, and sodality moderator at the former Dominican Academy, Fall River. In June 1968 he was appointed a member of the personnel board of the diocese.

Echoes of the Passion of Jesus Christ come reverberating down the ages. Christ simply was not maIlgned, treated barbarically, imprisoned, tortured and slain ... He IS maligned, treated barbarically imprisoned, tortured and . slain. , The truth of the Gospels with the cowardice and denials of some and the accusations, politics and barbarism of others is just as true today as it was lived in the narrow streets of Jerusalem. Now and then, the accusers think only of themselves; they do not chance .to look into claims made lest their hungry appetities go unsatiated, their pride be reduced and their seif-informed conquests be dashed. Persecution of fellow man is a violent way of life in the Mideast as it is in terrorist and kidnapping countries throughout the world. porting reforms to aid the poor. MSgr. Corcoran's testimony folPope Paul VI was crucified this week in Italian and lowed by two days similar testiAmerican journalistic assertions. As for the Christ, it was mony presented by the U. S. not the "world", the Gentile or the occupying forces that Catholic Conference. unleashed their unbridled hatreds against Him. It was His The Senate Agriculture Comown. So for Pope Paul. mittee has passed a Food Stamp bill which contains some proWhat a childish way to always look to blame others. posals backed by church groups, It can be understood of a child but not in a responsible, but not others. The Senate is educated man and/or woman. Yet was it not in an exalted A FATHER'S CARE expected to begin floor debate body of e~lightened men that the Passion was conceived, on the bill by late March. A small child . . .' and her father . . . out for a reasoned and decided? The House Agriculture Comstroll ... on a bright Sunday afternoon. mittee is considering its own Pope Paul VI is called a saint, a dedicated lover of the She seems so small . . . so unsteady on her feet food stamp bill. The House and deprived and suffering and in the same breath a simpleton! Senate versions will eventually . . . as if she were still learning to walk. . . Beside her He is acclaimed yet stripped of his primary'role and office! be blended before going to the so secure and and above the father seems so large . . . What an echo of "Hosanna", almost the "Behold, your White House. agile on his feet. king" from Pilate~s quivering lips! "In our view," Msgr. Corcoran said, "the public debate over the Instead of looking at the various forces, temptations Yet his eyes are constantly on her . . . his hand purpose and dimensions of the and difficulties that modem man must stive with, an easy ready to reach out if she stumbles. . . His whole body Food Stamp program which has out points a finger of blame at the Pope! appears poised to help . .' . physically revealing his been stimulated across the naHow abandoned Christ must have felt in the courtyard, inner care and attentiveness. tion has deteriorated into gutter the prison and Calvary's hill! How abandoned the Pope politics. . The two . . . child and father . . . provide an seems! "The future of many of our attractive image of ourselves and God ... our Father... citizens is at stake, and yet To be a teacher and elder to his brothers is essential We are in many ways fragile and insecure . . . as we some, even in responsible govto the Pope and to the Papacy. To be maligned, persecuted boldly step out into life's unknown challenges. . . In ernment posts, have used distorand made fun of from within and without seems, historicomparison God is mighty ... powerful beyond imagintion, innuendo and lies to whip cally, to also be essential to the papacy. Yes, the Servant ing ". . creating and sustaining the vast expenses of up opposition to the program.:' of the Servants of God is evidently a follower of the Master. the universe. Msgr. Corcoraru said that pro"If they have done this to Me,'" cautions the Master, "regrams such as Food Stamps were Yet we believe . . . that like a father ... His necessary until comprehensive member they'll do the same to you." strength is at the service of his love The Bible uses welfare reform and increased job Humanae Vitae and the Declaration on Sexual Ethics poetry to describe God's fatherly care saying that opportunities are achieved. are formal, intended teaching by the Pope to all. They are Major Reform Needed his eyes are ever on us . . . his arm is stretched out Christ's chosen Vicar reflecting and applying his Master's to guide and protect us . . . his presence and his voice He defended the Food Stamp teaching. program, claiming "it works in assuring us . . . "Fear not . . . I will be with you" Some maybe would have us count noses too' closely much the way it was designed. (Exodus. 3:12). and evaluate popular and building programs too methodiAs the recession deepened, the number of recipients grew. As it cally. Maybe we have fallen too humanly to judge all acbottomed out, the number of recording to jumbling statistics. cipients leveled off." The ever standing up to human temptations to comfort, The major reform needed in power, riches and the all-important easy way that "in My the program, Msgr. Corcoran footsteps . . . bearing an accepted cross . . . trusting . . . said, is elimination of the purrejoicing in My and your eventual victory . . . " is still .chase requirement for stamps. By JIM CASTELLI Families eligible for food stamps . Christ's plan. must pay, for example, $126 to NC News Service Yes, as we celebrate the hollow Hosannas and the receive $166 worth of stamps. shocking "Crucify Him", as we welcome the Bread of Life If the purchase requirement wereand Easter's rekindled victory over death, as we walk the dropped, such families would Via Dolorosa and share the electrifying Alleluia of the simply receive $40 worth of stamps. Upper Room, we must remember that Holy Week is not "The primary reason for this only a reminiscing commemoration of the first Holy Week. The head of the nation's larg- out of the context of the CaliforChrist is just as troublesome, just as persecuted and just est private social service agency nia "Blueprint for National Wel- reform," Msgr. Corcoran said, "is the overwhelming numbers of as victorious now. has urged Congress to move the fare Reform' publishea by for- needy people who are unable to

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Food Stamp Morality

debate over the Food Stamp program out of the level of "gutter politics" and into a "moral context." , "The moral context," Msgr. . Lawrence Corcoran, executive director of the National Conference 'of )Catholic Charities O,FICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER (NCCC), told the House AgriculPublished weekly by The Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River ture Committee, "quite simply 410 Highland Avenue is whether or not we as a nation are going to share responsiFall River Mass. 02722 675-7151 bility to see that all of our citiPUBLISHER zens are adequately and nutriMost Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, D.O., SJ.O. ti.onaUy fed." ACTING EDITOR FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR In placing the Food Stamp deRev. John R. Foister, S.T.l. Rev. Msgr. John Regan ,bate in a moral context, Msgr. Oorcoran said, "it must be taken ~Leary Preu,-F.II River

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mer Gov. Ronald Reagan and his aides in 1974." The Reagan proposals, embodied in a bill sponsored by Sen. James Buckley (R-Cons.N.Y.), could eliminate almost a third of the 18 million persons in the program. Msgr. Corcoran's comments represent the sharpest attacks yet by church leaders on politicians attempting to cut back the Food Stamp program. Religious groups, and particularly Catholic organizations, have been highly visible in opposing restrictive changes in the Food Stamp program and sup--

gather enough money together at one time to enable them to meet the purchase requirement," Other advantages to dropping the purchase requirement, he said, include allowing recipient families more flexibility in the use of their money; reducing the number of food stamps in circulation and, in so doing, reducing the black market in food stamps; simplifying administrative procedures and reducing their costs and ending abuses by food stamp "vendors," agencies which collect the purchase requirements and pass it on to the federal Treasury.


Christian Programs Dear Editor: Recently I visited one of many small towns in New Hampshire. There it came crystal clear to me that many of the little towns which are down in the valleys and get little or no radio or t.v. reception are completely cut off from the graces of Christian radio or t.v. Not only that but it is impossible to buy paperback books of a Christian nature, or Christian articles or Bibles. Also, I noted in the few small stores that the paperback books displayed were so corrupt that it was easy to see that the town must be spiritually starved. It was a pleasure to return home to the marvelous Christian radio and television we have here. And if t.v. is not your bag, or radio, there are Christian book stores here. Sometimes we don't realize how fortunate we are until these things are taken from us. Please pray for those people who are cut off from the things of Jesus . . . and subjected to a barrage of filth through no fault of their own. May God bless your readers. Mrs. Virginia Cooney Westport

Tries Again Dear Editor: Having waited several weeks for my last "letter to the Editor" to be published, I now conclude that it won't be going in, and so I try again. As a longtime reader I would like to make several comments for publication, and I will begin by comments on the April 1 issue. Throughout this issue and threaded throughout recent issues is running the theme that some intangible thing has gone wrong with the "Catholic" way . of doing things. One reason I say this is Andrew Greeley's recent report on people's attitudes. And if I may quote from a letter to the editor written by a James E. Mann: "the laity is confused with today's conditions." He suggests "rules" are the answer - clear ones that may be presumably stated and obeyed by the "church" members. And then on page twelve there is an illustration of Jesus speaking to the multitudes at the Mount. The writer says that the Lord "stressed the spirit which' should animate one who would open his heart, to the reign of God (in him or her). It (the sermon) does not promulgate laws (rules) in the sense of a set of rules." If I may say so, your paper does have the answers more and more often but it is just a matter of sorting through all of the misconceptions and petty bickering in black and white on the part of the writers themselves before the Way the Truth and the (Life) LIGHT shine through. 'Last week, I sorted until I came to the 41st International Eucharistic Congress article which was "right on"; we learned that we must be "born again," each one personally, in order for the Holy Spirit to work in our lives and to know Jesus. Bless You. Mrs. Virginia Cooney Westport

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Dear Editor: Your article on the loneliness that so many of us feel at times was very interesting but made me and many more Provincetown natives upset at the picture of the Provincetown grandmother who had only a spiderweb for company. No one could believe that and certainly no one could recognize the picture. I now understand it was not a Provincetown person or even taken here. I think it would be most hon-

made in the caption under the picture. I'm sure that would satisfy everyone and not put you in a bad light. It really irks many of us here to just see or read articles only detrimental to Provincetown, since we know much good exists here. Thank you. Mrs. Edward Cook Provincetown (If there were such a grandmother in Provincetown, she would not be lonely for long! We have received letters and phone calls about our March 18 picture ...from ...many ...concerned

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Provincetown organizations and that this question has been individuals, including the Prov- raised: whether, in addition to incetown Council on Aging and the right to live there is, in cermembers of 81. Peter the Apostle tain circumstances, a right to parish. All wanted to aid the die. It does, however, pose the aged woman pictured. However, most delicate of medical and all the pictures accompanying the legal issues. I'm concerned about article on loneliness were posed putting excessive powers into and names of cities and towns the hands of professionals of any in the diocese were used to un- . kind. Give' the physician too derline the fact that loneliness much power, and it can be is everywhere, pervading all in- abused. come and age groups. We regret My feeling is that the most any misunderstanding that arose, helpful thing government could but we're filled with admiration do is set out the general condiat the spirit of concern evidenced tions to assure that the rights of by the Provincetown community. the patient, family and physician Ed.) are protected, and that in the process of coming to a decision, one or the other has not imposed his values on the other. Dear Editor: Turn to Page Six This is hardly the first time

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Letters to the Editor

S,ays Suits Maior Part Of Spri,ng Wa,rdrobe I have been commentating fashion shows for over eighteen years but it never ceases to amaze me when I see designer after designer come up with the same type of idea for a season. Oh, the idea may vary from house to house (designing houses, that is) but basically the silhouette is one that they all seem to have decided on. For spring a matching black and white blouse. It has become such an of '76 it will suit you to be important part of my wardrobe well-suited, because suits that I've hardly taken it off since are really the biggest plus on the market. Many of us remember when even the youngest toddler just

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had to have a suit for Easter, and then this faded and other than blue jeans and pant outfits, we weren't seeing much that was classic or stylish for spring. Well, this year I guarantee that it will be different. We are seeing some of the loveliest suits imaginable. Jackets on these new suits range from a long blazer to a brief cycle jacket (we used to call them Montgomery jackets , in the late forties) that rides on the hipline. Skirts are mostly A line and longer, giving an allover silhouette that is quite feminine. If you like a really complete look, then finish your suit with· a matching vest over a blouse that picks up one of the suit col· ors if it's a plaid, or that has the color of the suit in its own print. Many of these suits have pieces that are sold separately, so if you do want to add a vest you may, or even a matching pair of slacks. I treated myself to a black, gabardine-like suit with one of the little jackets and

this spring (and with the economic picture the way it is, clothes may become our last priority), I do urge that you make your one big investment a good suit. A word of caution, though, because it is such a big investment, don't buy it in a color or fabric that you'll tire of, but consider it as a background piece that you can dress up or down.

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Pre-Easter Plans At LaSalette An open house will be held in the cafeteria of La Salette Shrine, Attleboro, immediately following 7:30 p.m. Mass Satur· day, April 10. It will be highlighted by a multimedia program entitled "Unless We Blossom," which views existence through the life cycle of the butterfly and provides for viewers a contemporary understanding of the Paschal mystery and the Christian's search for life. The presentation, directed by Rev. Bernard Baris and the Mark N Presentations team, will be free of charge. Also on the pre-Easter program of the shrine will be a Paschal Meal, to be celebrated at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, also in the cafeteria. A whole lamb will be roasted in traditional Hebrew fashion for this occasion and other symbolic foods will also be served. Reservations for the meal may be made at the shrine monastery, telephone 222-5410.

Continued from Page Five The physician, in arriving at the conclusion that a case is hopeless, must be sure that he isn't imposing his own values on what the quality of life should be. That's one of the dangers I see in the physician making the decision without consultation. He should consult with others to be sure that his prognosis is correct. Under Roman Catholic teaching there is .no moral obligation to keep a person alive by "extraordinary means" without hope. Critics of withdrawing life support in hopeless cases have com· pared the practice with the euthanasia policy employed by Nazi Germany against the elderly and others held to be socially undesirable. It should be remembered that there is a moral difference between killing and allowing to die. When you cease extraordinary effort, it's the disease that kills, not the withdrawal. If the physician cannot return the patient to his natural state, the matter should be left in the hands of the Lord rather than using extraordinary means, which is not a matter of prolonging the process of life, but of death. Gerard E. Gagnon New Bedford

Thanks Dear Editor: A special thanks to all the community of The Anchor. We at St. Joseph were so happy and pleased at the coverage given us on the Parish Retreat. We will remember you all in our prayers and together may we grow in sharing God's love to people around us. The Retreat Committee and Clergy of St. Joseph Church, New Bedford

With a bicentennial theme, the Fall River Diocesan Council Benedictine Oblates of Catholic Women (DCCW) will Oblates of St. Benedictine will hold its 23rd annual convention hold a chapter meeting at PortsSaturday, May 1 at Bishop Conmouth Abbey, Portsmouth at 2:30 nolly High School, Fall River. p.m. Saturday, April 10, followed Mrs. Michael J. McMahon, by a conference, recited vespers council president, is honorary and dinner. Reservations may chairman and Mrs. James A. be made with the abbey or by For Lack of Love O'Brien of Fall River will be calling Mrs. Frank S. Moriarty, "Not many men niay be will- telephone 672-1439. general chairman, aided by Mrs. ing to die for love these days. William Grover, Taunton, as But you can't escape the fact registration chairman. Dreams An opening coffee hour will millions are dying daily for the "Dreams grow holy put in be directed by Mrs. Aubrey Arm- very lack of it." -John E. Large action."-Adelaide Proctor strong, president of the Fall River District Council; and Mrs. Anthony J. Geary, Fall River, is ' . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . luncheon and publicity chairman. Special guests will be handled by Miss Margaret M. Lahey and Mrs. James Leith, first vicepresident of the Diocesan Council. Hospitality chairman will be But We Sure Do Come Close Mrs. Vincent Coady and table arrangements will be handled by Which Means You Can Buy A New Ford ~or Far Less Mrs. Raymond Poisson. Than You Ever Thought Possible. In Fact You'll Save

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Centerville Man Served Christ's Poor to End Several weeks ago The Anchor spread the word of "Pass It On," the newsletter of St. Margaret's and St. Mary's Churches, Buzzards Bay and Onset. Now we welcome "Voice of Victory," the occasional newspaper of Our Lady of Victory, Centerville. Its most recent issue, built on the theme of Hunger, spiritual and physIcal, Is dedicated to John Murphy, late sexton of the parIsh. It features a moving tribute by Rev. Francis B. Connors, pastor, which we reprint: Sexton, Friend This edition of the Voice of Victory is published in memory of John Murphy, our f~rmer sexton. As you know, John died a few days before Christmas this past year. It is only fitting that this special edition, he dedicated to John who had such a .Jove for the poor. John Murphy was the living embodiment of all that you read here about God's poor people. To John the poor of the world was in reality, Jesus suffering hunger and thirst. Only God knows how much this man gave to help feed the hungry and those in need. He never kept anything for himself. All that he had went toward helping others, especially those who could not help themselves. For over 53 years, John Murphy was a proud member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He probably was the most faithful of all the men who ever called themselves lVincentians. His dedication to the poor took him beyond the cases discussed at the regular meetings. John had his own "cases," people known only to himself. These he helped without ever seeking an earthly reward. The woman whose rent he would refuse each December telling her to "take the money and buy the kids something nice for Christmas." The baskets of fruit and flowers to "his" shutins. The money he donated to

Seminaries Continued from Page Three the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education. Cardinal Gabriel Garrone, prefect of the congregation, said in an interview on Vatican Radio that the document "was issued not only to correct certain abuses, but to respond to the developments in theology itself:' The cardinal stressed the need for theological preparation that takes into account the changed society to which priests must minister today, and the developments in science that pose new questions demanding theological response. ' The document, said Cardinal Garrone, has been a long time in preparation路 and is the fruit of widespread consultation with experts throughout the world. It stressed that theology is "the science of faith," and, as such, is bound up with both the doctrine of the Church and its "Jived experience." It treats the contribution of theology to "the understanding of revelation, the spiritual life, the pastoral ministry, the building up of the Church, and ecumenism," among other 'subjects.

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"More Than Meets the Eye" The Greeley Report

By BISHOP BERNARD F. LAW Dloeese of Springfield-Cape GIrardeau I have just finished a very hurried skimming of "Catholic Schools in a Declining Church," a study undertaken by Father Andrew M. Greeley and two associates. There is no doubt in my mind that this is a significant study which should receive the careful analysis of those qualified in the interpretation of such data and in the evaluation of the methodology used. There is certainly a need for the data which sociological studies can give in planning for the Church nation. JOHN MURPHY ally as well as locally. each and every "good cause." Because the Church is an inWe could go on and on. stitution, it is the tools of socioHelpIng Again logical research to her corporate The last two months was life. Viewing the Church as a agony for John. Never did he sociological entity, it is possible rebel against God as the cancer to speak of "a declining Church." wasted away his once strong To view the Church only as a body. The pain of not being able sociological entity, however, is to help others as in the past to see the reality only partially. bothered him at first. Then one The Church is also a mystery, day, he realized Jesus was allow- the Church is beyond the analying him to suffer along with sis of even the most finely caliHim. From that day on, John brated instrument, and as myshelped the poor and needy In tery the Church cannot be spokanother - a more sublime en of as "declining." The Church way. Now he would offer all his is always more than meets the pain and suffering, but espe- eye. cially his helplessness to God An example of this is Vatican the Father through His Son Jesus Council II, which Father Greeand so John's Mass began. Now ley's study indicates has been a John Murphy was helping again, most positive factor in Amerhelping the poor and the sick iCan Catholicism. This council and the unfortunate. He was could hardly have been predicted helping you and all the members in the 1950s. Yet here we are, of this parish. John worked for scarcely a d~cade after the event, this parish; he gave his life for' having it presented by a distinthis parish and how blessed we guished sociologist as an event all are to have known him. of positive and critical imporOrdinarily, the story would tance in the life of American stop there, but not with this Catholicism. The council is, it man. A week before he died, seems to me, but understood in John told his wife Agnes and the -light of the Church as mysdaughter Mary that he did not tery. want people to be sending flowMuch comment on Father ers in his memory. No one loved Greeley's study has focused on flowers more than John. Before the study's conclusion that the he came to work for Father encyclical Humanae Vitae has Lyons, John was a landscaper. No flowers, what the? For Poor Cornwell Memorial Still thinking of his beloved poor, John requested that whatChapel ever money might be spent on Dignified Funeral Service flowers, be given instead to the poor, the really poor of Mother WAREHAM Teresa of India. Agnes and Mary complied with this request and 295-1810 so the money was sent to the rectory to be relayed on to Mother Teresa. Last week, we sent a check' for $628 which we had received over the past month in memory of John B. Murphy. One last word about that total of $628. There are those among SAYS us, who could have sent that much more. This total, howIt's Time To Get ever, represents many small doYour Pruning Done nations which must make John very happy as he looks down New Lawns Installed upon us. They were given by SOD INSTALLATION, John's people, the poor, in his name and in his memory, to All Kinds of Shrubs & Trees help the poor in other parts of Planted the world. Somehow John Mur-

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been a critical, negative factor in American Catholicism. Social scientists will study this conclusion, the data on which it is based, and the validity of the methodology of the study. From the point of view of one without qualifications in the field, I am somewhat incredulous that such a complex question could yield such a specific result. The data is one thing. The conclusions we draw from the data in terms of future behavior and planning is something else again. The teaching of the Church does not depend upon a plebiscite for its validity. While Father Greeley's study does not make that assertion, one might infer from a casual reading of the study that an underlying assumption ts that Humanae Vitae

BISHOP BERNARD F. LAW is wrong, and proof of this is its rejection by a significant number of the respondents to the study. If the findings of Father Greeley's study - that there is widespread rejection of the Church's teaching on sexuality and that there is an erosion in faith concerning the teaching office of the Pope-is sustained by the evaluation of his (Father Greeley's) peers, then this has profound consequences for those sharing in the teaching ministry of the Church. The conclusion is not

that Humanae Vitae is wrong; the conclusion is a question: How do we more effectively communicate the authentic teaching of the Church? Father Greeley is a man with thoughts on many subjects, and an ability to frame his thought clever.Jy and well. In an Afterword to "Catholic Schools in a Declining .Church," he gives us the benefit of his personal conclusions concerning the study. It would be unfair to reject the study because one disagreed with his personal conclusions. It might be fair, however, to screen carefully the study with a view to its objectivity, given the strong personal feelings of its principal author. While it may not affect the value of the study, I cannot but comment sadly on the bitterness which seems to permeate some of Father Greeley's observations concerning the hierarchy. There is a penchant for generalization concerning bishops which seems to be out of character for a social scientist. But then, he does say at the beginning of his Afterword, "I am doffing my sociologist's cap to don my social commenator's beret." I just wonder if sometimes he doesn't confuse his headgear, and if sometimes he doesn't talk through his hat. When all the dust is settled, as it will, on the publication of this book, I hope it will not be forgotten - least of all by the' bishops of the United States. Whether or nbt路 "Catholic Schools in a Declining Church" is sustained in its findings by independent evaluation, it cannot be ignored by those charged with pastoral responsibility.

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Mass 01 the Chrism Tuesday brings the Ma~s of the Chrism with its rededication of the Bishop and his priests to Christ, the suffering Servant, wounded for our iniquities, bruised for our sins. In ancient rites the Holy Oils are blessed, to be carried to every parish of the diocese for use throughout the year.

Holy Thursday "While they were eating, Jesus took bread;'and blessing, proke and gave to them and said: 'Take this. This is my body.''' (Mk. 14:22)

HOLY WEEK SERVICES AT THE CATHEDRAL ST. MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION MASS OF THE CHRISM, 4 p.m., April 13: Celebrant: Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin; Concelebrants: Priests of the Fall River Diocese; Designated Concelebrants: Msgr. Luiz G. Mendonca, V.G., Rev. Robert S. Kaszynski; Msgr. Henry T. Munroe, Bearer of the Chrism; Rev. Thomas L. Rita, Bearer of the Oil of Catechumens; Rev. Kevin F. Tripp, Bearer of the Oil of the Sick; Deacon: Rev. Mr. Gerald Barnwell. .

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Regan, Msgr. Thomas. J. Harrington; Washing of the Feet: Men from the Cathedral Parish. . - GOOD FRIDAY: Celebration of Our Savior's Passion, 3 p.m., April 16: Presiding: Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin; Chaplains: Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, Rev. Horace J. Travassos; Celebrant: Msgr. John J. Regan.

PASSION SUNDAY, April 10-11: The Solemn Blessing of Palm, Procession and Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Celebrant: Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin; Concelebrants: Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, Rev. Barry W. Wall; Deacon: Rev. Mr. 1Steven Fernandes.

HOLY SATURDAY, Vigil Service and Mass of the Resurrection, 7 p.m., April 17: Presiding: Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin; Chaplains: Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, Rev. Horace J. Travassos; Celebrant: Msgr. John J. Regan; Concelebrant: Rev. Barry W. Wall; Deacon: Rev. Mr. Edmond Rego.

HOLY THURSDAY, Mass of the Lord's Supper, 7 p.m., April 15: Celebrant: Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin; Concelebrants: Msgr. John J.

EASTER SUNDAY, Easter Mass, 8:45 a.m., April 18: Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will celebrate Mass on WTEV, Channel 6, New Bedford.


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o Sacred Head surrounded By crown of piercing thorn! o bleeding Head, so wounded, Reviled and put to scorn! Death's pallid hue comes o'er thee, The glow of life decays, Yet angel hosts adore thee, And tremble as they gaze. I see thy strength and vigor All fading in the strife, And death with cruel rigor, Bereaving thee of life; o agony and dying! o love to sinners free! Jesu, all grace supplying, o turn thy face on me.

Holy Saturday "Mary dreamed impossible dreams and when she made a commitment to become Christ's mother, it was forever. She was a Jew . . . like Abraham and the prophets, she had a will as strong as steel and unhesitatingly, not knOWing what lay before her, made the commitment that would reverberate through all creation: "Be it done to me according to thy word.' "If we had seen Mary in the flesh, we would be struck by h~r Jewishness, and the Jewish heroines of the Old Testament such as Deborah and Esther, were not at all reluctant to make great decisions." Father John B. Sheerin

Easter Sunday God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy; the Lord, amid trumpet blasts. Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our king, sing praise. (Ps. 46:6-7)

Holy Week 路 1976 The celebration of the Rites of Holy Week in parishes of the Diocese will be in accord with the Guidelines promulgated in 1971, at which time the revised Rite of the Missale Romanum was introduced. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Daniel A. Cronin, Bishop of Fall River, calls to the attention of the clergy of the Diocese the following specific regulations: (1) For Passion Sunday, a

solemn form for the Blessing of Palm is to be celebrated at one of the Saturday Vigil Masses and/or one of the Sunday Masses, preferably at Masses well attended by faithful. 1(2) At other parish Masses on Passion Sunday, the Simple Entrance may be used. (3) All Priests are urged to concelebrate the Mass of Chrism, which manifests the unity of the Priesthood, regardless of other Masses celebrated that day.

(4) The principal parish Mass on Holy Thursday is that of the Lord's Supper, celebrated in the evening. However for pastoral reasons it is permitted to schedule a second Mass exclusively for those who are in no way able to participate in the evening Mass. (5) On Good Friday, there is to be a single Celebration of the Lord's Passion in each parish. Pastors who recognize a compelling reason for requesting

permission to schedule a second service must make explicit representation to the Chancery. (6) There is to be a single Celebration of the Easter Vigil and Mass of Resurrection in parishes of the diocese. No second Celebration is permitted even in p~rishes where two Vigil Masses are customarily celebrated. The rites may not begin until 7 p.m. (7) In parishes of the Diocese, permission is granted for the distribution of Holy Communion

under both Species at the Mass of the Lord's Supper and the Mass of the Resurection celebrated in conjunction with the Easter Vigil Service. For the distribution of Holy Communion under both Species, of the methods described in the General Instruction on the Roman Missal (No. 240-252),' it will doubtless prove pastorally most desirable, and most certain to preserve the appropriate decorum and piety, and use the method of intinction.


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Continued from Page Two The Holy Saturday Vigil service, led by the Pope, will begin at St. Peter's at 10 p.m. On Easter morning he will celebrate an open-air solemn Mass on the steps of St. Peter's. He will then climb to the basilica's Loggia of the Benedictions at noon to impart his blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world), read

Cheer Pope Continued from Page Three ble person, who has been made the target of scorn and horrible and' slanderous insinuations by a certain press lacking dutiful regard of honesty and truth."

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ENRICHMENT DAY: Bishop Cronin meets with Sisters' Senate members at day of enrichment for religious of diocese, sponsored by Senate at Dighton Provincial House of Dominican Sisters of the Presentation. From I ~ft, Sister Irene Therese, a.p., Sister Cecile Fortin, Bishop Cronin, Sister Marlene Dlubac, Rev. Maurice Jeffrey and Rev. Thomas Lopes, speakers, Sister Marie Roland, a.p.

The Parish Parade PUblicity chairmen of Darlsh orlanlzatlonl Ire liked to submit news Items for tills column to The Anchor, P. O. Box 7, Fall River, 02722. Name of city or town should be I楼.cluded, as well IS full dates of all activities. Please send news of future rather than past events.

st. MARGARET & ST. MARY CHURCHES, BUZZARDS BAY, ONSET Eight "neighborhood church groups" have been active throughout Lent, meeting for two' hours weekly for a meal, discussions, scripture reading, children's activities, prayer, singing and art projects. They involve about 200 people, including two catechumens, preparing to enter the Church.' A Solemn Entrance service will begin 11 a.m. Mass Sunday as parishioners commemorate Christ's entrance to Jerusalem. Those participating are asked to meet in the church auditorium for a procession to the church. ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON

The parish Council will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 in the rectory on Kilmer Avenue. Final plans will be made for a dinner dance to be held Saturday, May 1, with music by the Knights. Further information on this event is available from any council member.

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The Ladies Guild will present a mini-fashion show featuring Shirley Martin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 in the school hall on Main Street. Tickets will be available at the door. ST. JOSEPH, ATTLEBORO

Kriights of' the Altar and their fathers will leave from the parish yard at 6:30 p.m. for a plunge party at Attleboro High School, returning to their homes about 9:15 p.m. Dancing classes will be held each Friday night from 7:30 to 9:30 in the parish hall from tomorrow through :June 11 with the exception of Good Friday. All are welcome to participate. ST. WILLIAM, FALL RIVER

The Women's Guild will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 in the church all-purpose room. Mrs. Yvette Caron will conduct a craft demonstration following the business meeting. The annual Guildola will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 in the parish center. Mrs. Gen Granito, chairperson, will be assisted by members of the Ways and Means Committee.

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A cake side in the school will follow each Mass this Sunday, The third in a series of Lenten devotions will take place in the church at 7 p.m. Sunday, and also on Sunday the Bread of Life Charismatic Prayer Group will provide music at the 10 a.m. Mass.

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Scores Eastland Approach To Illegal Alien Problem

Gregory Baum's New Book 'Well-Balanced Exploration'

Sen. James Eastland of Mississippi, chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, introduced a bill (5. 3074) to revise the immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Among other provisions, S. 3074 would make it unlawful for an employer to hire illegal The Bracero program was bad, aliens. Penalties to be imbut Eastland's proposal is worse. posed against employers Under the Bracero program, forwould be civil in nature, con- eign workers were not to be cer-

sisting of administrative fines, and could be imposed only when it was shown that the employer acted "knowingly."

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The U. S. Catholic Conference will testify against the Eastland bill. The conference, for humanitarian reasons, strongly favors amnesty for illegal aliens now residing in the United States. If and when (not before) amnesty is granted, the conference will support a system of sanctions to control the influx of iIIegals, provided the law includes a guarantee that such sanctions will be applied to all workers, regardless of color or national origin, and will not be administered against any particular group in the labor force, i.e., the Spanishspeaking. There is nothing original or unique about Eastland's approach to the illegal alien problem. So far as sanctions are concerned, S. 3074 differs only in detail from a companion bill awaiting action in the House of Representatives. In another respect, however, Eastland's draft differs radically from the House bill and, from our viewpoint, is far more objectionable. His bill would make it mandatory for the U. S. government, at its own expense, to recruit foreign workers for employment in this country "if the has deterSecretary of Labor mined and certified that sufficient domestic workers who are able, willing, and qualified are not available at the time and place needed to perform the work for which such workers are to be employed. . . ." Under this proposal, the Secretary of Labor would be required to act within 10 days of the request by an employer (20 days in the case of agricultural workers) and issue a certificate for the employment of temporary foreign workers. Like Bracero Program This is a bold attempt to require our government to make it possible for employers to import foreign workers under a program not unlike the Bracero program, which at its peak brought approximately 500,000 workers into this country in one year alone.

-God-Loving "Repentance is not self-regarding. It is not self-'loathing, but GOd-loving."-Fulton J. Sheen, "'Peace of Soul," 1949.

tified unless the Department of Labor had previously determined that sufficient domestic workers were not available, that the employment of such workers would not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of domestic workers, and that employers had made reasonable efforts to attract domestic workers. Under Eastland's proposal, the last of these requirements is omitted. The employer would not be required to make any effort, reasonable or otherwise, to recruit domestic workers. The full burden of recruitment would fall upon the Labor Department. It is true that the Labor Department would be required to determine that the employment of foreign workers "will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of (domestic) workers similarly employed." Experience under the Bracero program clearly demonstrates that this is a meaningless condition. The record shows that importing foreign contract workers had a seriously adverse effect on domestic labor standards. Sees Inconsistency There is every reason to anticipate that, with unemployment currently running in the neighborhood of eight per cent, recruiting alien workers now for specific jobs in specific localities would have a worse effect on domestic standards than in the 1950s and 1960s under the Bracero program when unemployment was much lower. There is an incredible inconsistency in Eastland's whole approach to the illegal alien problem. On the one hand, he calls for sancHons against employing iIlegals, presumably, among other reasons, because they take jobs away from American workers, thus adding to our unemployment problem. On the other hand, he would require the U. S. government to recruit foreign workers for those occupations and localities in which there is an alleged shortage of domestic labor. The fact is that, at our unemployment present rate, there would be no shortage of workers willing and able to perform the jobs in question if they were offered adequate wages and working conditions. In other words, if employers and growers in a given occupation or locality are short of labor, when millions of domestic workers are walking the streets, that's a problem of their own making. It's completely unreasonable on their part to expect the government to bail them out at the expense of our own domestic labor force - and it would be unconscionable for the government to oblige them. Copyright (c) 1976 by NC News Service)

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A few years ago the distinguished Canadian theologian, Gregory Baum, went off to New York to study sociology. I got a little uneasy. You give someone like Gregory empirical evidence and with his intelligence and imagination there's a new boy in the neighborhood who ful theme is Baum's insistence on the essentially ambiguous nacan make real trouble. Since ture of religion's impact on sothe Catholic church and the ciety. Most American intellec-

REV. RAYMOND E. BROWN

Catholic universities in the United States have turned away from empirical research in the sociology of religion, a few of us

Fr. Brown Continued from Page Three was one of two American CathBy olics elected to membership in the Faith and Order Commission REV. by agreement between the Vatican and the World Council. ANDREW M. From 1968 to 1973 by papal nomination he served as conGREELEY sultor for the Vatican Secretariat for Christian Unity and in 1972 he was the only American have pretty much had the neighnamed to the newly reconstiborhood to ourselves. No one tuted Roman Pontifical Biblical likes to have a talented "reality Commission. This appointment, check" move in. stated the Pope, was accorded Fortunately for us, Gregory 20 scholars "outstanding for did not soil his hands with such their learning, prudence, and dirty grubby things as data, but Catholic regard for the Magisturned to social theory and beterium of the Church" and it gan to explore the relationship was granted to Father Brown between theology and sociology. after consultation with the NaHis new book, "Religion and tional Council of Catholic BishAlienation," is the result of this ops. . exploration and is must reading In 1971 the scriptu~e scholar for anyone interested in the was named outstanding Amer- \complex relationship between ican Catholic theologian of the human religion and human soyear and was elected president ciety. of the Catholic Biblical Society. Empiricism's loss has been He has lectured throughout the theory's gain. world and was in 1973 a visiting Serious Analysis professor of New Testament at (Seriously, I'm still kind of the Pontifical Biblical Institute sad that Gregory did not turn in Rome. to data collection. The Church At Union Theological Father Brown studied for the today needs even more desperpriesthood in Washington, Rome ately than it did ten years ago and Baltimore. He holds degrees people who know the difference from Catholic University of between "doing a survey" and America, St. Mary's Seminary serious sociological analysis. I and University in Baltimore and confess to wry amusement over the Pontifical Biblical Commis- the thought of what reviewers sion, as well as four honorary in "America," "Commonweal," doctorates from Edinburgh Uni- and the "National Catholic Reversity, Uppsala University, De porter" will choose to patronize Paul University and Villanova and vilify "Catholic schools in University. He is currently Au- a Declining Church." In fact, in burn Professor of Biblical Stu- their stables of semi-literate redies at Union Theological Sem- viewers there is no one who could understand, much less inary in New York City. The diocesan Theology Insti- criticize the social change modtute is a program of continuing els used in the book. And that education for 'the clergy and is is a shame, because like all semidirected by Rev. Michel G. literates, the reviewers will reMethot, associate director for sort to name-calling and quesadult religious education in the tioning motives instead of serious discussion. But then, who Fall River diocese. expects serious discussion in the Essence of Community Church today?) The book is not of the same "Our community with one animportance as other consists solely in what our monumental Christ has done to both of us." Baum's earlier "Man Becoming," -Dietrich Bonhoeffer, "Life To- not because of any inherent deficiencies of the analysis, but gether," 1938. rather because there is much more ground work to do in the Bath Tub Ruined dialogue between religion and psychology. "Man Becoming" was a synthesis; "Religion and Alienation" is an exploration. Ambiguous Impact We Can RESURFACE IT! But it is an insightful, wellLike New - Guaranteed - No Removal WHITE OR COLOR balanced, and indispenable exCall Collect LECTROGLAZ 1路385路9319 ploration. Perhaps the most use-

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tuals take it for granted that religion, by its very nature, is conservative-reinforcing and validating the status quo. This assumption may tell us more about the childhood of the intellectuals than it does about the facts of American life, but it is nonetheless a critical assumption in American thinking. Baum, however, shows very skillfully in his analysis of Max Weber and Emile Durkheim (the two founders of modern sociology) that religion can just as readily play a radicalizing and destabilizing role. He writes, "Religion, we have seen, is a complex, ambiguous reality with many trends, some of which may even be contradictory. Because of this complexity, religion is able to blind some people and make others see; it produces sickness in some and leads to health in others; it acts as legitimation for the status quo and as catalyst for social change. It appears that religion is capable of generating its own. critique." Clear Analysis From this perspective, he then addresses himself to the "civil religion" debate which so exercises many American Protestants today-and more recently, some Catholics who, since they don't realize that there has been a Catholic experience in this country, try to make the Protestant experience their own (the Catholic experience has nothing to do with the ambiguity of the civil religion-the twin phenomena of freedom and bigotry have created the matrix of American Catholic life). I suspect that many Protestants will not like Baum's suggestion that the civil religion can playa positive, constructive and even radicalizing function in American society. Protestants like to feel guilty, and they have a ball feeling guilty about the civil religion. Baum wiIl not be able to make them give up their fun. But Catholics who are trying to figure out how religion and society interrelate will Iearn much from Gregory's wise, careful, clear and challenging analysis. And it's in paperback. {Andrew Greeley, priest and sociologist, is Program Director of the National Opinion Research Center of the University of Chicago.) Copyright, 1976, Universal Press Syndicate

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KNOW YOUR FAITH A· Comfortable Ritual Participants in the Canadian liturgical conference held at Kingston, Ontario last August took a midweek break from their intense lecture-discussion .sessions.

By FR. JOSEPH M. CHAMPLIN

On a glorious Wednesday afternoon they spent three hours on a tourist boat enjoying the spectacular beauty of the Thousand Islands, then stopped at a water's edge park in the city for a picnic supper. As we wandered around after dinner, the crowd began to assemble in a pavilion, drawn there by the· sights and sounds of several couples square dancing. These were obviously members of a club, people who came each week to the park appropriately dressed for such a round and square dance, who knew all the steps, who could follow every call, and who thoroughly enjoy~d the experience. After warming up his audience with some familiar music and

routines, the caller led them sloWly to a new procedure. It was awkward in the beginning. Although they quickly caught his directions and easily put them into practice, the complexity of the dance made for confusion and mistakes. In time and after repetition, however, these veteran dancers mastered the steps. Then the laughter and fun of novelty and awkwardness gave way to the quieter joy and deeper happiness of a secure and comfortable activity. There are some real parallels here to the reactions of people at worship. Square dancing is a ritual and requires a mastery of the routine before the persons involved can fully appreciate the total experience. Until that point the individuals must concentrate on the externals, the mechanics and cannot truly put their hearts into the dance or let themselves go. May Backfire Liturgical celebrations follow the same principles. If worshipers are not sure of what to say or do, if a hymn or song is unfamiliar, if some innovation has not yet become a deeply ingrained part of the community, then the service will lack depth Turn to Page Thirteen

The Seed of Faith ... By ANGELA M. SCHREmER "Come here, Mommy, Daddy, Christopher, Angela! Come see," called Yvonne cheerfully. She led us to her bedroom. "Isn't my bed pretty? I made it up. By myself. God likes that. I'm helping. God's happy." "Oh, yes," I replied, "God is very happy. You're sharing the work when you make up your bed." . Each family member present expressed enthusiasm. We experienced genuine joy. True, that bed l'Ooked like no other made up bed I have ever seen. The blanket beneath the spread was crooked, with a couple of big wrinkles showing through. And the arrangement of the spread left a lot to be desired. But to Yvonne, it was sheer beauty. That moment of a few nights ago will be locked in my memory along with the one that happened several weeks earlier when she ran up to the altar after Mass and said, "Hello, God, I love you." These are moments to cherish because they mean that she is learning to know God. And I had been so ·afraid that she would never know Him within herself.· All year long for the last six years we have kept the. Christmas crib displayed in the living room. We tell her about the birth of Jesus over and over

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again. Whenever she wants to hear it. We take her up to the Communion rail with us and explain that what seems to be bread is really Jesus. As for the other children, we had taken it for granted they would learn about God. Of course, when they received Confirmation and First Communion, we were happy. But we simply expected that at seven they would receive First Communion, Penance, and then Confirmation. We could presume none of this with Yvonne. She is mongoloid. Our constant repetition of the story of Jesus' birth and the Last Supper story during Mass each Sunday has become a part of our lives. We explain these events in the simplest terms. Lately, we've brought our teaching a bit further by explaining to her that helping is being part of the family. We have told her that Jesus helped His parents and that He expects other children to help their parents. .Teaching in Parables Our efforts were rewarded last week when we received a note from her CCD teacher which said, "Contact me early next week. We think that Yvonne may be ready to receive her First Communion." Actually, we won't know until next month. But we do know that she is well along the way. Turn to Page Thirteen

By REV. JOHN J. CASTELOT, S.S. Jesus came to establish the kingdom of God on earth. This was the good news which He proclaimed, the Gospel: "This is the time of fulfillment. The reign of God is at hand! Reform your lives and believe in the Good News!" (Mk 1:15) This kingdom was not something static, a structured organization like, say, the Kingdom of England. It was rather something active, dynamic, the reign or rule of God in the hearts of men, as the above translation from the "New American Bible" suggests. (I cheated a bit and c,:hanged 'Gospel' to Good News, Jlut only because that's what it means. When Jesus preached there were as yet no Gospels as we know them.) He delivered His message in many different ways, but His most usual method was the one which we know as the parable. Of all the literary forms which we encounter in the New Testament, this is surely among the most familiar. How often we have all heard the stories of the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, the Lost Sheep, and so many others! The popular teachers of the day used stories of this sort to get across their lessons, and Jesus was a man of His times, talking to people in familiar language. According to the rules of classical Greek rhetoric, a parable was a story told simply to convey a single message. The details of the story were of no im-

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by REV. JOHN P. FOLEY What happened in the first H'Oly Week? Why has it had such an impact on the history of the world? In brief, Jesus Christ, the Godman, Who had taught us how to live both by word and ·example, taught us also how to die by offering Himself as a victim for our sin and selfishnes. He also overcame both sin and death by rising from the dead - to prove His divinity and to guarantee our destiny. Thus, that one week altered the history of the world. But before He left us through death and resurrection, Jesus shared a meal with His Apostles - a very special meal. On this occasion He presented them with an enduring gift. He commanded His followers to continue to celebrate with like banquets in memory of Him. What was so special about this particular meal or banquet? First, it really was a celebraTurn to Page Thirteen

"WHY DID JESUS TEACH in parables?" Father John J. Castelot probes this question in "Key Elements in Jesus' Message." John Everett Millias, in this 19th-century woodcut, shows the prodigal son being welcomed by his father on his return home. portance in themselves; they simply added interest. In an allegory, on the other hand, almost every detail had a transferred meaning. For a good example of this, see the Allegory of the Vine in John 15. Like Later Epistles In view of this very sharp and technically valid distinction between the parable and the allegory, there have been scholars in the not too distant past who held that a Gospel parable which contined allegorical elements could not have fallen from the lips of Jesus. Such a procedure would have been much too sophisticated for the simple Galilean preacher. Quite obviously the father in the parable of the Prodigal Son stands for the forgiving God. But this is allegory, and so Jesus could not have said it. But Jesus did not preach in Greek; His language was Aramaic, and both the Old Testament and contempoary apocalyptic literature contained more than its share if imagery and allegory. He was speaking in the literary forms of His people, not in those of the classical Greek rhetoricians. This is not to say that some of His parables were not given in an allegorical interpretation by the early Church. It would seem that the parable of the Sower in Mark 4 was adapted to the needs of the Church and so recorded in that same chapter. The parable itself has a single point: the slow but inexorable and amazingly abundant growth of the Word of God, yielding, in

spite of all sorts of obstacles, incredible harvests of 30~ 60 and a hundredfold. The explanation, appended after a rather awkward interlude, changes the message of the parable and gives it a moralistic application much in the style of the later epistles, like the Letter of James. The switch is not altogether smooth. The explanation starts off by saying the seed is the Word of God. But almost immediately it ceases to be the Word of God and is identified allegorically with different types of people to whom the Word is addressed. The bishops of the world in the Second Vatican Council acknowledged this sort of thing in the "Constitution on Divine Revelation" when they said that the Gospel writers "wrote the four Gospels . . . explicating some things in view of the situation of their churches." Element of Mysterious The parables were simple stoTurn to Page Thirteen

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Key Elem·ents in Jesus' Message Continued from Page Twelve ries designed to teach profound lessons. But were they really all that simple? On the surface, yes. But the disciples of Jesus were repeatedly asking Him to explain them. And no wonder. When Jesus compared the kingdom or reign of God to yeast which a

Paschal Mystery Continued from Page Twelve tion. It involved not just the bread and water of a normal meal, but the bread and wine served for a special event. Second, it was a meal which brought together good friends for a sharing of food and for a communication of thought. Third, it was a religious event. The blessing of God was involved, rituals hallowed by the Jews were observed and Jesus gave even more profound significance to the event when He shared with those present the bread and wine as His Body and Blood which would be given that very week in sacrifice for humanity's sin and selfishness. -Fourth, it was an anticipation of a supreme sacrifice about to occur; and its repetition was to be the re-presentation of a sacrifice offered once but fruitful always. The Last Supper was an event unique in the history of the world - but an event in which we can join and from which we can profit as those commissioned by the successors of those whom Christ commanded repeat again the words of Jesus and offer to those gathered around the Lord's table the Body and Blood of the Risen Lord under the appearance of bread and wine. Redeemable Token The full significance of the Eucharist remains a profound mystery-but what we do know was perhaps best expressed by St. Thomas Aquinas who, reflecting on the Eucharistic meal, declared: "0 Sacred Banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of His Passion is recalled, the soul is filled with grace and there is given to us a pledge of future glory." Thus, the Eucharist is a reminder, a reality and a redeemable token. It is a continuing reminder of what Jesus did for each one of us; it is really the Body and Blood of Christ which we are invited to receive for our spiritual growth and development; and it is both a token of redemption and a token to be redeemed: a token of redemption, because we could not - enter heaven unless Christ had first conquered sin and death, and a token to be redeemed, because the supernatural life we receive in this life is but the capacity to live in the presence of God forever. Therefore, when we receive Holy Communion, Christ is truly present to us and our lives should reflect that presence in word and example; in addition, since Communion is the Bread of Life, we should face death fearlessly, knowing that, by His Resurrection, Christ has conquered death, and that the spiritual nourishment we receive in the Eucharist is food for eternity. Copyright (c) 1976 by NC News Service)

woman put in a batch of dough, this was not cryst.al ~Iear. What was the connectIOn: Well, as a matter of fact, th~s was part of the parable techmque. There was u~ually an ele.ment. of .the mysterIous, the emgmatIc: J~st enough ~o get people thmkmg and talkmg. A shepherd loses a sheep; he leaves 99 sheep to fend for themselves and goes looking for the stray. Crazy? A woman loses the equivalent of a dime. She turns the house inside out until she finds it, and when she does she throws a $20 party for her neighbors 'to celebrate. Crazy! What can this possibly mean? The listeners start talking, thinking, and eventually making the lesson very personal, much more personal than if it had been so clear as to go in one ear and out the other. Why did Jesus teach in parables? He did so because that was the accepted method of teaching in His day. But there is a strange passage in Mark 4 in which He says to his disciples: "To you the mystery of the reign of God has been confided. To the others outside it is all presented in parables, so that they will look intently and not see, listen carefully and not understand, lest perhaps they reDid He use parables to obscure pent and be forgiven" (11-12). His message? This would have have been to defeat His very purpose. Biblical language often expresses in its Iilterary form a purpose what is really a result. He did not preach in order to blind or deafen; that would have been ridiculous. However, His preaching was greeted with de.liberate blindness and deafness on the part of those who were ill-disposed. But for those whose minds were open to the truth, whose hearts were warm to receive, His message was indeed the Good News.

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LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS are like square dancing, Father Joseph M. Champlin writes. "If a hymn or song is unfamiliar, if some innnovation has not yet become. a deeply ingrained part of the community, then the servIce will lack in depth and spirit."

A Comfortable Ritual Continued from Page Twelve and spirit. Those present will, like the squar:e dancers, be preoccupied with the routine, the surface details and unable to pray very effectively or throw themselves into worship with a sense of total giving. That means, of course, liturgy planners should introduce changes or experiments with care, aware that a desirable search for freshness and variety in worship may backfire. What was intended to inject new life into a ritual considered by some boring and overly repetitious, can, instead, create tension or confusion and interfere with good worship. It also implies the need for

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said that it is a dreadful thing when a person is alone to feel that she is really alone. That must be the most devastating consequence of irreligion. the only possibility of alleviating the heavy burden of that loneliness (and this is just my opinion) is through a relationship with God. . This alone, I think, enables a person to set one's life above time and above things, enabling one to survive temporal tragedies. Remember that the lonely, especially those made lonely at the hands of others, are not un· like the Master, whose loneliness began in wilderness, was marked by hours on a mountain top, neared conclusion with a vigil in a garden and ended on a solitary cross.

by CECILIA BELANGER Excerpt from a letter on the columns dealing with loneliness: "I wish you would continue writing more about this topic., Just reading other's. opinions seems to help me and I seem to cope better." S.C. Running through my head is an old tune I used to hear as a child. My aunt collected old records and played them hours on end. It went something like this: "Have you ever been lonely? Have you ever been blue?" Well, it seems that question need never be asked again as one's mail indicates that half the world or more is dancing to that tune. But as I just told a young friend of mine, one can upbeat loneliness and even death. One Crowd Loneliness . day it's all going to end. This is I never tell people to "get out the promise if one truly believes. go join a crowd" - that sort One could go on in one manuscript after another describing of this. Crowd loneliness I would the many varieties of loneliness. not inflict on anyone. This is Some we can see; some have to what a friend told me about his leave unseen. They are all evi- . particular bout with loneliness: dences of one thing. No matter "I experienced its dismal chill what the symptom, the surface one New Year's Eve during my evidence, they all speak of one graduate school days. I was caught up in the largest thing, and that is an essentially spiritual loneliness, the lack of crowd that I have even been reunderstanding on the part of lated to ..... the newspapers said others, a kind of inner empti- the next morning it was over a ness, a. soul hunger. Someone Turn to Page Fifteen

Christine Kalisz with George Milot, Stang principal

She '8 An Achiever Christine Kalisz, a junior at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, has been named secretary of the Region One Junior Achievement Conference (ROJAC). Junior Achievement is a youth organization offering students business experience in a variety of fields. As secretary, Christine will correspond with Junior Achievement units in 13 states and Puerto Rico and will also help plan the 1977 ROJAC meeting to be held next February. Christine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Kalisz of Our Lady of Perpetual

Help parish, New Bedford. She is her class secretary, president of two Junior Achievement companies; the First JA Bank (sponsored by the First National Bank) and RACO (sponsored by Revere Copper & Brass), and secretary of the local Achievers Association. Last month she won the annual New Bedford Junior Achievement Best Sales Contest and she will compete in regional finals this month. Last Friday she was Bishop Stang's representative for Student Government Day at the Boston State House.

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ONLY LOVE IS REAL' As I bask in the glow of a just.lit fire Feeling the warmth as the flame grows higher I think it's true ,~t nothing is really new . under the sun Watching a new love grow From o!d love's embers Yesterday's gone but today remembers Doesn't seem to come down the same For everyone. Childhood dreams like muddy waters Flowing through me to my. Sons and daughters Everything I ever thought is confirmed As truth to me Even as I see the way that I Want to go now Still I wish I had known what I Know now Maybe I could have spared you Giving your youth to me Only love is real Everything else illusion Adding to the confusion of the way We connive At being alive Tracing a line till we can define The thing that allows us to feel Only love is real Copyright (c) 1976 Colgems Music Corp. (ASCAP) Carol King Carole King's a lady who has been around a long time, writing songs from the early days of rock 'till now on almost every aspect of love. Her first album is still setting records for length of time on the sale chart. Through all of her music,

she has examined. the struggles involved in living and has come to the conclusion in her latest single, that "only love is reaL" She has obviously done a Iot of searching in her long career for something really valuable. That search is evident here as she speaks of moving through varied experiences "tracing a line till we can define the thing that allows us to feel." The trace or thread that seems to appear: at all the important moments is love. She comes to realize, then, that love is the one thing which gives' her meaning in all of life's moments. For that reason "only -love is real." The search that Carole King has made is part of a universal search that everyone must make. Carole almost regrets it, saying, "I wish I had known what I know now." But there is really no way to avoid it. Love has to be chosen from among many other things that seem just as inviting. Occasionally in the search we will settle for meanings with less depth and find that we merely "connive at being alive." All of the glamorous and glittery things we go in search of are only "adding to the confusion." Only the willingness to continually search for the meaningful thing will ever lead to the discovery that "everything else is illusion." Part of Search In the search we will make mistakes. Those mistakes will especially hurt when someone else is affected by what we do. Sometimes we think that with a little more care "maybe I could have spared you" some hurt. But mistakes are part of the search. Mistakes are not the end of anything, if love is the beginning. Whatever -love is there can be built upon since "a new love grows from old love's embers." New depths can be reached when people face up to and share even their mistakes and weaknesses. The tone of this whole song is bright and bouncy. the kind of relief that comes at the end of a struggle. May we all experience that same relief from time to time as we suddenly discover the really valuable thing in our lives, that "only love is real." For Christians, there is a double discovery since "God is Love." Suddenly the prize at the end of our search becomes more than just a thing, or even an idea, it becpmes a person.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (NC) "The graduate of a Catholic school should be endowed with a unique vision, a vision that is nurtured by virtue of one's primary identity - that of being a Christian," said Archbishop Jean Jadot, apostolic delegate in the United States, in a talk at St. Ambrose College here. The eyes of the Christian, the archbishop said, "look beyond what is material and have a keen appreciation for what is spiritual. "What this implies," he went on, "is that there is little excuse for a liberal education which is simply factual, professional or technical in the narrow sense. There is a way of teaching that does not truncate in a postivistic manner all knowledge but rather unfolds ultimate meaning in the search for truth." This type of education, he said, provides the ability to know things as they are, to critically evaluate information from the media and personal contacts. Another aspect of the Christian identity of the Catholic college graduate, the archbishop said, is "a firm sense of responsibility and loyalty to the Church. ... We should understand that where we are, there stands the Church and the embracing arms of Christ, in Whom salvation rests." The Christian identity of Catholic college graduates should be evident also in their concern for social justice and human rights, Archbishop Jadot said.

Ordain Teenager Catholic Priest With the special permission of Pope Paul VI, Cesare Bisognin, 19-year-old Turin youth suffering from a terminal illness was ordained a priest in his sickroom on Sunday, April 4. The young two-year seminarian had always wanted to be a priest but doctors have stated that he has only a few weeks to live. Michele Cardinal Pellegrino, Archbishop of Turin, therefore asked Pope Paul VI for a special dispensation for ordination to the priesthood 'before completion of the necessary priestly training. The dispensation was granted.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. April 8, 1976

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IN THE DIOCESE By PETER J. BARTEK Norton High Coach

Conference Track Campaign Opens With Staggered Start The Southeastern Massachusetts Conference will utilize a staggered start system this Spring to initiate a~­ tion in the outdoor track circuit. First off the mark w111 be the eight teams in Division I who will begin their league dual meet season on earned the right to compete in Monday. Division II will Division I. break from lane two the Before the formation of the following Monday. On the Conference Somerset and Seeoutside, off to'a slow start, is Division III which will not commence league action until April

26. . For Spring track the Conference has aligned schools into divisions on purely a competitiveness basis. The strongest clubs in the multi-team loop will compete for Division I honors. Division II is comprised of the six next best teams and the third bracket the following eight. Each of the eight schools in the group has had its moments of glory on the track. All are established powers who have

konk dominated· the Narragansett League; Barnstable, Falmouth, Dartmouth and DennisYarmouth annually fought for the Capeway Conference crown while Attleboro and New Bedford ruled the Bristol County League. Locally these eight schools are the class of the track circuit. None is a stranger to State competition and, more often than not, each is a contender for State 'championship honors. Outstanding coaching, excellent individual performers and team depth are the trademarks of each of these schools.

Difference in Quantity Only, Not Quality The Division I dual meet season will provide the ardent track fan with the opportunity to view potential college performers. Each meet, in the short seven week campaign, is virtually a championship meet as these powers vie for the number one position and Conference crown. In Monday's season openers Barnstable is at Attleboro, Somerset travels to Dennis-Yarmouth, Dartmouth entertains Falmouth and Seekonk will be hosted by New Bedford. The primary difference between schools in Division I and the other two brackets lies, not in the quality of performers, but in the quantity. There are many young men performing for Division II and III teams that could compete on equal ground with anyone in Division I. However, on a team basis the schools in the lower divisions do not have depth necessary to stay with the hig eight.

Depth is a key factor in any dual track meet. Those all important second and third place finishes often times decide the meet. Another difference between diivsions is that no school in Division I is without its own track facility. The advantage of a home meet, familiarity with the approach to the high jump, long jump or the track itself can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Bishop Stang High of Dartmouth and Msgr. Coyle-Bishop Cassidy High of Taunton who compete in Division II along with Fairhaven, Taunton, Dighton-Rehoboth and Bishop Feehan High of Attleboro have no track. Norton did not have a track until this Spring and Case High of Swansea had none until the new high school was built. Both are in Division III. Bishop Connolly High of Fall River likewise does not have its own facility.

Divisional Play Underway in Tennis In spite of the handicap, Stang and Coyle are considered con· tenders for Division II championship honors. Fairhaven looks like the team to beat. In Division III Diman Regional Technical of Fall River has a slight edge in a well balanced bracket. While the season opener is still a week or so away in all 'Other Conference sports, the tennis campaign began this week. First round action was held Tuesday. All clubs are scheduled to see action again today. Unlike most other Conference sports, the tennis divisions are based on geography and not competitiveness. Action slated for the Cape division today finds Bourne at Falmouth, DennisYarmouth at Barnstable and Wareham at Fairhaven.

In Division II Dartmouth is at Durfee in Fall River, New Bedford plays at Stang and Holy Family High of New Bedford hosts New Bedford Vocational. In the northern sector of the diocese Norton travels to Coyle in Taunton, Somerset is at Attleboro and Dighton entertains Taunton.

1. A thrown ball remains in play when ~t accidentally touches a coach. 2. Any runner who is obstructed by a fielder can never he tagged or called out. 3. Straddling the pitcher's rubber without the ball in the pitcher's hands is a balk. 4. When a balk is called the ball is dead immediately and each runner is entitled to one base from the previous base he was on. 5. A strike is called when the batter' is hit by a pitch in the strike zone. Last Week's Answers 1. False, only if the pitcher is in the 18 foot circle surrounding the pitching rubber. . 2. False, ball is dead, runners advance one base without liability to be put out. 3. False, the thrown glove mttst hit the ball. 4. False, a fair ball shall be judged by the relative position of the ball and the foul line, not the position of the fielder. 5. True.

••••••••••••••••••••••• focus on youth Continued from Page Fourteen million - and I knew no one and no one knew me. "It was awfully depressing to be alone that night . I had a name, but no one knew it. I had a voice but no one spoke to me that I might reply. I had the desire to share a moment of time, the ending of' one year and the beginning of another, and yet when the crowd began to drift away no one saw me. I knew what Sir Francis Bacon meant when he said, "For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal. . . "After the shouts died down, and people began to drift away, even though I was among them, I continued to feel the chill of loneliness. They returned to homes and I returned to an empty room. Yet in that room I felt less lonely than in that crowd." ,Finally, the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton. When the small ship in which he attempted to reach

the South Pole was wrecked, it left three men in a small open boat on a turbulent sea. They spent 16 terrible days in that boat. When at last they reached land, they still had to suffer through 36 hours of marching and climbing over mountains and ice. That last part of their brave adventure was the worst, but they survived. Later, when they talked about their experience, they discovered that they shared one wonderful thing in common - something that had happened to each of them. Shackleton described it in his memoirs: "I knew that during that long march of 36 hours it often seemed to me that we were four, not three. And Worsley and Crean had the same experience. We felt somehow we were not alone."

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Marvel St. Auctions, Band music, raffles and games will continue until 10 p.m. following the

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Mrs. Kay Lawlor will be chairperson for the annual card party of the Women's Guild, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 in the church hall. HOLY NAME, NEW BEDFORD

The Youth Committee will sponsor a folk Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at'the church followed by a ham and bean supper at Kennedy Center, with servings from 6 to 8 o'clocK. Children under 12 will be admitted at reduced cost. ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT . A Hawaiian luau will be

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