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Prayer, persuasion, PR bishops' pro-life tools


THE EASTER sun streams through the clouds, illuminating the EI Aksa dome and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the city that saw the final days of Jesus. (CNS photo)

A celebration of life, Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this celebration of our Lord's Resurrection we celebrate our own rebirth to new life through baptism. .In baptism we died with Christ. We died to sin, in order to live for Christ. We received the gift of the Holy Spirit who transformed us from the children of Adam into the adopted children of God the Father. Under the guidance of the Spirit, this gift of supernatural grace springs forth within us unto life eternal. The celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a celebration of life. It is the celebration of eternal life which Christ won for us and which He promises to all Christians. It is more than a promise of future glory, it is already a reality in our lives. Christ came that we might have life and have it in its fullness. This fullness of life is ours today. The reign of God is in our midst. It is here, even now. It reigns within our hearts and souls. St. John teaches us that eternal life is to know the

only true God and Him whom He has sent, Jesus Christ. We Christians celebrate today the Lord Jesus Christ - His life, Passion, death and Resurrection -and the fullness of life and joy which this Good News brings to us. Let the fullness of life which Christ shares with us through the power ofthe Holy Spirit be truly felt and manifested within each of us during these fifty days of Easter. Let it be a celebration of renewed joy and lively faith. Let it be a celebration of life! May the joy and new life of Easter renew and refresh our spiritual lives as each new spring renews and refreshes our spirits. May the grace and peace of the risen Lord be with you and all your loved ones. May you experience the fullness of His joy and the divine life which He shares with us. Faithfully yours in Christ,

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NEW YORK (CNS) - New York Cardinal John J. O'Connor, elected chairman of the bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities in November, said the bishops as a body planned to emphasize persuasion rather than excommunication in their efforts against abortion. Among the efforts. he sai<;l. is the hiring of public relations and polling firms to pursue a pro-life communications campaign. He said there were also plans for "major prayer campaigns." He declared that the threefold undertaking "requires a commitment no less intense than that which we have made over the years to the poor. the aged, the homeIt::ss. the handicapped, disadvantaged minorities, refugees and immigrants." Hired by the "bishops were the Hill and Knowlton public relations firm with headquarters in New York, and the Wirthlin Group. a polling firm based in McLean. Va., a Washington suburb. The cardinal estimated the campaign's length at three to five years and its cost at $3 million-$5 million. He said funds will be raised entirely from outside sources. Hill and Knowlton is the second largest U.S. public relations firm. with billings of $164 million. The Wirthlin Group has conducted polls primarily for Republican political candidates. John Berard of Hill and Knowlton's Washington office said an

initial "audit" of existing bishops' pro-life materials was under way. A public attitude survey would also be conducted before "we can begin to create and craft" a campaign. "The goal (of the campaign) is well-stated: to move the debate toward a public discussion (of) moral ends and achievable goals," Berard said. Cardinal O'Connor said that abortion rights proponents. "to realize their goals. have purchased the advice and assistance of professional communications counselors and public opinion experts. Given the stakes -life itself -·we can do no less." With regard to the excommunication issue, the cardinal noted that "At this point. we are not devoting ourselves to the possibility of ecclesiastical sanctions. We are focusing on persuasion. on prayer. on information and very much on dialogue." The cardinal noted, however. that individual bishops, in accordance with canon law. are autonomous within their dioceses. and that other instances such as that of San Diego Bishop Leo T. Maher denying Assemblywoman Lucy Killea the right to receive communion could not be ruled out. Cardinal O'Connor said he personally predicted a larger number of bishops would act against Catholic politicians with a pro-abortion Turn" to Page Six

Reliving the first Holy Week By Marcie Hickey .. We took turns carrying the cross as we made our way through the winding streets. The shops were all open and people were trying to sell us things. That 50 exactly how it must have been on the first Good Friday - people dodging donkeys and carts; for most it wasn't a holy day, it was a shopping day." - Father Robert S. Kaszynski This Holy Week, the events of jesus' Passion are especially vivid for 30 members of St. Stanislaus parish. Fall River. including the entire faculty of the parochial school. They are re'membering their February pilgrimage to the Holy Land. during which the group, including pastor Father Robert S. Kaszynski relived the events of Holy Week on the very sites where they occurred. Pilgrims attract attention on the streets of Jerusalem. Father Kaszynski continued in his account. "Some people stare at you; some are oblivious; some make fun of you."

Altogether, the real Way of the Cross is about a half mile, he said, winding through the alleys of Jerusalem, some of which are so narrow they can accommodate only three people abreas!. The pilgrims stopped at each station of the Way. most of them" chapels, for meditation. prayer and song. The final three stations are enclosed in the Church ofthe Holy Sepulchre on Mount Calvary, where the group touched the site where the cross stood and the

NOTICE Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will be principal celebrant

of the Mass of Easter, to be telecast on Sunday from 8 to 9 a.m. and repeated from 1l:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on WLNE Channel Six. The television Mass will resume its usual broadcast time of 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 22.

stone of anointing where Jesus' body was placed after it was taken from the cross. An added 15th station commemorates Christ's empty tomb. There Father Kaszynski and the group celebrated Mass. Reliving the Way of the Cross was but one of the experiences of the pilgrims. "We went from where Jesus was conceived in Nazareth to the scene of his public life in Capernaum on the shore of the Sea' of Galilee and then to Jerusalem. where he suffered. died and rose." Father Kaszynski summed up. " The group spent the first part of the trip in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. focusing only on Christian sites because of limited time. " "Israel is a very small country and the distances are not long, but the problem is there's something to see every three feet'" Father Kaszynski said. The pilgrims' reliving of Holy Week began with a descent from the Mount of Olives, where they Continued from Page Eight

PILGRIMS FROM St. Stanislaus parish follow Father Kaszynski along the Way of the Cross in Jerusalem.


The Anchor Friday, April 13, 1990

Education parley next week WASHINGTON (CNS) - Fund raising, parental involvement, computer technology and a deepened Catholic identity in Catholic schools are among the topics to be addressed at this year's National Catholic Educational Association convention April 16-19 in Toronto.

Bush hears bishops WASHINGTON (CNS) - President Bush recently met briefly at the White House with leaders of the U.S. bishops, who discussed their concerns on pro-life issues, Central America and asbestos abatement in Catholic schools. Participantswere Archbishops Daniel E. Pilarczyk of Cincinnati and William H. Keeler of Baltimore, president and vice president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. "We said 'hooray for prolife.' We talked about asbestos" and about Central America, said Archbishop Pilarczyk. "It was very cordial."

Shaping future? CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) - More than 30 Christian churches have responded to an invitation from South African President F. W. de Klerk to hold discussions on South Africa's future. According to the Cape Town daily newspaper The Argus, the president said he had received a "particularly positive reaction" to his open invitation to churches to take part in joint discussions with the government. All major church alliances were included among the more than 30 responses, The Argus reported.

Experience "Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him."Aldous Huxley

Sf. Anne's Hospital gratefully acknowledges contributions that we, have received to the Remembrance Fund during March 1990. Through the remembrance and honor of these lives, Sf. Anne's can continue its "Caring With Excellence." Roland R. Banville Yvonne Bedard Henri Berube Leonard E. Boardman Peter E. Boardman Adelaide M. Boule_ Leo Boutin Mrs. Gertrude Brilliant Gaston Catalan Clara Cavaco Matilda Ciosek Annie Couture Blanche Cox Marjorie Dunn James Faria Mary V. Galvin Americo Gasperini Mary Patricia Going Christina Gonsalves Mr. Francis Griffin Horst Hetzler Frances (Molinsky) Kardosz Claire LaGarde Lucia La priore Florence A. LeBlanc Mary l. Lennon Laurent V. Lussier Mrs. Marie B. Maaloul Ida Morris Lorraine Mulrooney Victor Rapoza Jeannelle Sayers George Talbot Lydia Tessier Raymond Thibault Blanche A. Tremblay Caroline Vitiello

We are grareful to those who thoughtfully named Sf. Anne's Hospi· tal's Remembrance Fund.

LOOKING HAP.PY over arrangements for the upcoming Diocesan Council of Catholic Women convention are, from left, Mrs. Emma Andrade, convention cochairperson; Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, DCCW moderator; Mrs. Madeline Wojcik, DCCW president; Mrs. Mary Mikita, DCCW first vicepresident. Not pictured, convention cochair Mrs. Jean Paulson.

DCCW workshop topics set Preparations are complete for the 37th annual convention of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, to be held Saturday, April" 21, at Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, with a noon Mass at St. Mary's Church, Taunton. With the theme, "We Serve the Lord with Joy and Gladness," the convention will have Bishop Daniel A. Cronin as guest of honor. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Alfred McBride, O. Praem., spiritual director of Aid to the Church in Need, an organization that raises funds for the persecuted church in Eastern European and Third World nations. Following a morning session at which Mrs. -Madeline C. Wojcik. DCCW president, will preside. the afternoon will be devoted to workshops. Father David Costa will speak on "The Eucharist, Our Prayer of Joy and Gladness" at the Church

Communities Commission workshop, chaired by Mrs. Harry B. Loew. "Family Problems: Prevention, Intervention or Treatment" will be the topic of the Family Affairs Commission workshop. Mrs. Mildred Gedrites will speak and Mrs. John Schondek will chair. For the International Affairs Commission workshop. Father Joseph Costa will address "The International Catholic Peace Movement: Pax Christi." Mrs. Theodore Calnan will chair. "The Missing Link" will be considered by the Community Affairs Commission workshop. chaired by Mrs'. John H oust. Barnstable County Sheriff Jack DeMello will be the speaker. With Mrs. Raymond Lavoie as chair. the Organization Services Commission workshop will offer a DCCW leadership team presentation: "Let the OSC Hotel Educate and Entertain You."

Delegates from the Fall River diocese will be headed by Department of Education director Father Richard W. Beaulieu. Department personnel in attendance will be associate directors of religious education Sister Elaine Heffernan, RSM, and Sister Eugenia Brady, SJC; associate superintendents of schools Sister Ann Moore, CND, and Sister Michaelinda Plante, RSM; and Father Robert A. Oliveira, director of continuing formation of clergy and laity. Some 35 principals and teachers from diocesan schools will also make the trip to Toronto. They will include Father Mark Hession, parochial vicar at si. Mary's School, New Bedford, Dennis R. Poyant, school principal, and mathematics teachers Daniel P. Larkin and Sister Nathan Doherty, RSM. Poyant will be among 12 recipients across the nation ofthe NCEA Distinguished Principal Award and Larkin is winner of the grand national award in a project-sharing contest for teachers sponsored by Today's Catholic Teacher magazine. NCEA officials said they expected nearly 20.000 Catholic educators to attend the 87th annual convention. The educators will hear speak-

ers including Cardinal George Basil Hume of Westminster, England; broadcast journalist Robert MacNeil of The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour; and Sister of Charity Nuala Kenny, a physician who is a professor and head of the department of pediatrics at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. An underlying theme of the convention is the Catholic school's response to problems of young people today. Workshops will deal with the challenges of teen-age pregnancy, behavioral difficulties, family violence and single parenthood. The NCEA will present its two highest awards at the convention April 16. Norbertine Father Alfred McBride, spiritual director for the U.S. office of Aid to the Church in Need, will receive the award named after Father C. Albert Koob, who was NCEA president from 1966 to 1974. Father McBride will be keynote speaker at the 37th annual convention of the Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, to be held April21 at Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton. He was executive director of the NCEA's department of religious education for seven years. School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Ann Eckhoff, superintendent of education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, will receive the John F. Meyers Award for her efforts on behalf of Catholic eduy cation. Meeting concurrently with the NCEA will be the Catholic Library Association.

CCA kickoff set for Wednesday The kickoff meeting launching the 49th annual Catholic Charities Appeal of the Fall River diocese will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River. The appeal funds maintenance and expansion of diocesan apostolates of charity, mercy, social services and education. For the 20th year, Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will be the meeting's keynote speaker. Priests. religious and laity from the Attleboros to Cape Cod and the Islands will hear Horace J. Costa, 1990 lay chairman, stress the role of the laity in ,the campaign. Msgr. John J. Oliveira, diocesan chancellor. will offer the opening prayer and Msgr. Henry T.

Munroe, Vicar General, the closing prayer. Kenneth Leger of Fall River will lead singing of the National Anthem at the opening of the meeting and will close the program with America the Beautiful. The Braga Music Group will provide pre-opening music and a singalong program. Mary-Lou Mancini, director of the Fall River office of the Diocesan Department of Social Services, will explain the works of the department and how they are aided by the Appeal. At the April 18 meeting, Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, diocesan CCA director, will be master of ceremonies and explain Appeal procedures. A social hour will follow the program.

Chrism Mass brings priests together

HEART-SHAPED pins including a dove and the words ..Acts I:8" (You shall be my witnesses), were presented to Diocesan Council of Catholic W omenretreatants by Rev. BruceW. Cwiekowski, retreat director, at the close of a recent weekend at Cathedral Camp, East Freetown. From left, Mrs. Mary Galvin, retreat chairperson; Father Cwiekowski; Mrs. Wojcik; Miss Theresa Lewis, DCCW recording secretary and retreat committee member. (Lavoie photo)


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The Mass of Chrism arouses profound emotion in a bishop, said Bishop Daniel A. Cronin at the annual liturgy,celebrated Tuesday at St. Mary's Cathedral. ' He explained that it brings a reminder of the responsibilities involved in "shepherding the flock of Christ" but also renews his gratitUde for the unfailing service of the priests of the diocese to their people. Commenting on the 'fraternal support priests give one another. he encouraged young priests to seek advice fromtheir seniors and the more experienced to "walk with younger men along the journey of priesthood." "This scene of priests together is a magnificent representation of the unity of the diocese," said the bishop, looking out at the scores of priests in the cathedral nave.

The Chrism Mass. when oils of sick and catechumens are blessed and sacred ~ .lrism is consecrated for use in parishes throughout the year. is indie.1led for the morning of Holy Thursday but is anticipated on Tuesday because parish Masses are normally celebrated on the Thursday. The Chrism Mass i" qreeminently the liturgy that reca' .; the institution of the priesthood by Christ and is an occasion fN priests of a diocese to gath_er Hound their bishop. . Recognized at I", Mass were Father Francis B. c.. onnors and CorneliusJ. O'Neill. marking their 40th anniversary of ordination; and Fathers George F. Almeida, William P. Blottma :. Terence F. Keenan. Thomas (, Lopes and Ralph D. Tetrault. silver jubilanans.







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European religious shrines during that time also "enhanced my vocation," he said. Among his cherished possessions is the 1950s Ford that was a favorite of children at S1. Vincent's Camp. If anyone asks, "I still have it!" he 'said.

and the sisters who taught him in CCD. They "sowed the seeds of a good spiritual life," he said. Father Almeida noted, "lowe a lot to the Blessed Mother," to whom he prayed for guidance during four years in the Navy before entering the seminary. Visits to

HOLY WEEK SERVICES Saint Anne Parish and Shrine Cor. Middle & South Main Sts. Fall River, Massachusetts FATHER ALMEIDA



Three priests to mark jubilees Three diocesan priests will mark their 25th anniversary of ordination with celebrations in coming weeks. Father Ralph D. Tetrault, pastor of St. Mary's parish, North Attleboro; Father Terence F. Keenan, pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, Fall River; and Father George F. Almeida, pastor of Holy Family parish, East Taunton, were ordained at St. Mary's Cathedral on May I, 1965, by Bishop James J. Gerrard. Father Tetrault St. Mary's parish will observe Father Tetrault's anniversary at II :30 a.m. Mass April 29. The jubilarian will also celebrate at a gathering for family and friends on May 4. ' A native of New Bedford, Father Tetrault is the son of Norman and, the late Mary (Langford) Tetrault. He attended Fairhaven High School and prepared for the priesthood at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, Conn., and St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, Md. Following ordination he was assigned to Immaculate Conception parish, Fall River. Assignments as parochial vicar at St. Patrick, Wareham; Sacred Heart, Fall River; and St. Thomas More, Somerset, preceded his current position at St. Mary's, where he has served since 1981. Father Tetrault noted that the three jubilaria;ns are the only diocesan priests to have been ordained by Bishop Gerrard. He plans to visit the bishop and to concelebrate a Mass with his classmates in observance ofthe anniversary. One of the most hectic times in his career, he said, was the last nine ,months he served in Wareham. The pastor of St. Joseph's parish, Woods Hole, became ill, and Father Tetrault took charge of the parish in addition to his duties at St. Patrick's. "That was quite an experience!" he recalled. "I met a lot of good people there." Father Tetrault has been coordinating activities for the centennial of St. Mary's parish since last May. The yearlong celebration will conclude with a centennial Mass on May 13. In the past, Father Tetrault was a pre-Cana conference board member and an advocate for the marriage tribunal. Since 1988 he has been moderator for the Attleboro area support group for separated and divorced, Catholics, which meets twice monthly at his parish. Father Keenan Father Keenan will be honored at a parish reception sponsored by ~_..I:

the Ladies' Guild from I to 4 p.m. April 22 in Immaculate Conception parish hall. He will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving at 5 p.m. April 29 at the parish, followed by a dinner for family,and friends at Venus de Milo Restaurant, Swansea. Father Keenan is a native ,of New Bedford, the son of the late Thomas F. and Annie C. (Hart) Keenan. He graduated from Holy Family High School, New Bedford, and studied for the priesthood at St. Thomas and St. Mary's seminaries. He has been parochial vicar at St. Joseph's parish, North Dighton; St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis; St. Patrick, Wareham; St. James, New Bedford, and Sacred Heart, Taunton. He returned' to St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis, in 1978, remaining there in residence while being chaplain for Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Cape Cod area Girl Scouts and Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable. He has also served as chaplain at the Bristol County House of Correction in New Bedford. He noted that his service as the first chaplain at Cape Cod Hospital was one of the most rewarding experiences of his priesthood. He has been pastor at Immaculate Conception since 1981. Father Almeida Father Almeida's anniversary

plans include a Mass ofthanksgiving at II :30 a.m. May 6 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, followed by a testimonial to be attended by family and friends at White's of Westport. A parish celebration is planned for the summer. The son of Manuel and the late Anna (Medeiros) Almeida, Father Almeid~ was born in Newport, R.I. He attended Attleboro High School, St. Thomas and St. Mary's seminaries, and Our Lady of the Angels Seminary, Albany, N.Y. ,He has been parochial vicar at St. Michael, St. Anthony of Padua, and Our Lady of the Angels parishes in Fall River; St. Anthony's and Our Lady of Lourdes, Taunton; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, New Bedford; and Sacred Heart, Oak Bluffs. He was pastor of St. Elizabeth's parish, Edgartown, from 1981 until' 1988, when he became pastor at Holy Family. In the past, Father Almeida was Taunton area spiritual director for the Men of the Sacred Hearts and chaplain for Taunton area Girl Scouts and Camp Fire youth. Of his priesthood Father Almeida said, "It's been a blessing these 25 years. I couldn't have asked for a better vocation." He credits many for influencing him in "his vocation, including Msgr. Joseph Sullivan, his pastor at Holy Ghost parish, Attleboro, where he served as an altar boy,

Anchor to cover D.C. rally WASHINGTON (CNS) - Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York, Rep. Henry J. Hyde, R-Ill., and massive crowds are expected at the April 28 Rally for Life in Washington, according to the National Right to Life Committee, the event sponsor. ' Anchor reporter Marcie Hickey will be among photojournalists covering the rally, traveling by bus from the diocese with other prolifers. In Washington, the diocesan contingent will join thousands from other parts of the nation at the Washington Monument. Local rally coordinator Mary Ann Booth said there was still room aboard diocesan buses, which will arrive in Washington Saturday morning. After participation in rally events, they will return to the diocese early Sunday morning. Transportation information IS available from Massachusetts Citizens for Life at PO Box 1780, Hyannis 02601, telephone 4284294; PO Box 40268, New Bedford 02744, telephone 636-4903;

and PO Box 2671, Taunton 02780, telephone 823-4313. Financial assistance is available for those who cannot afford the 535 round trip bus far~, said Mrs. Booth,who also urged those unable to go to Washington to send donations to any ofthe above addresses to defray such trips. Also on the rally program will be Gospel singers Sandi Patti and Gary McSpadden; James Dobson, president ofthe Focus on the Family organization; and Lisa Whelchel, actress on the "Facts of Life" , television show. The January March for Life, commemorating the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide, drew some 75,000 participants. The upcoming springtime rally is expected to draw many more, due to more favorable weather conditions. Rally events will begin at 9 a.m. EDT, with music, followed by speeches and other program highlights from 2 to 4:30' p.m., the National Right to Life Committee announced.

GOOD FRIDAY • Liturgy of the Lord's Passion and Death at 3 p.m. • 100th annual para/iturgical and dramatic Way of the Ct:oss and Procession at 7:00 p.m.

HOLY SATURDAY • Confessions in the shrinefrom 11 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 4 p.m. • Easter Vigil and First Mass of the Resurrection at 7p.m.

EASTER SERVICES EASTER SUNDAY • Masses at 8:00, 10:00 a.m., 12 noon and 6:30 p.m.



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themoorin~ An Easter Dialogue Last month the Holy Father met with representatives of the American Jewish Committee. In the course of this important meeting he made some significant observations that are more than relevant as Catholics celebrate Easter and Jews mark the Passover feast. He stated that it is the task of every local church to promote cooperation between Christians and Jews and recalled their common spiritual heritage and its roots in the faith of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. . History tells us how often this shared legacy is forgotten but it is well as both religious communities mark great days offaith that we remind ourselves of our traditions, our shared veneration of Scripture, our profession of faith in one God, our commitment to love of neighbor and our prophetic witness to liberty and human rights. We both await the coming of the kingdom and we pray alike for the strength to accept God's will. . Because of our common religious legacy, we should be able eNS, National Gallery of Art to cooperate in many of our attempts to bring God's kingdom CHRIST APPEARS TO MARY AFTER THE RESURRECTION IN THIS 15th-CENTURY DUTCH into our social order. For example, Catholics and Jews alike . OIL PAINTING ON WOOD can be effective in promotion of the dignity and human rights of every individual. Both faiths have through the centuries "When Christ shall appear, who is your life, then you also shall appear with learned all too well of suffering, pain and death at the hands of him in glory." Col. 3:4 their fellowmen, as evidenced at Auschwitz, to name but one example from the bloody pages of history. In a time when the desecration of temples and churches bears witness to the persistence of bigotry, Jews and Catholics should be united in combating the forces of racial, ethnic and WASHINGTON (CNS) -. As est to their members, the church and insurance programs to help religious discrimination. new crops sprout in American seeks to ensure that Congress does farmers dependent on farming to fields, the nation's lawmakers dig not overlook such goals as feeding attain an annual income adequate In the light of our constitutional freedoms and rights, antiin on Capitol Hill to produce new the hungry, preserving the envir- for meeting family needs. Semitism and anti-Catholicism should never find acceptance. onment and protecting individuals agriculture legislation. - Support farming methods Sadly,.however, much work is to be done in this aspect of our . Like farmers, they hope their and communities who make their and technologies that sustain the lives from the land. national life. The destructive forces once so active even in the efforts bear fruit by fall. environment, not damage it. Church concern is not new. In But unlike farm crops, which - Help make rural communihalls of government will again be unleashed if the opportunity 1986 economic pastoral, the their come and go with the seasons, the ties stronger and assure farmpresents. 1990 farm legislation is supposed U.S. bishops noted that "our food workers fair wages, unemployment Catholics and Jews must be ever on their guard lest the Ku production system is clearly in compensation and other benefits to survive four or five years. Klux Klan or the neo-Nazi movement becomes politically In recent decades, Congress has need of evaluation and reform" in accorded other workers. influential. Their existence proves the need for such organiza- adopted a long view on agricul- order to address such problems as - Strengthen domestic food ture, quadrennially drafting an om- farm bankruptcies, higher concen- assistance programs to ensure that tions as the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and nibus farm bill that is supposed to tration ofland ownership, "increas- no one in America goes hungry or the Jewish Anti-Defamation League. guide federal agricultural policy ing damage to natural resources" suffers malnutrition. Given the history of this country, Jews and Catholics must -. including nutrition programs and "the stark reality of world In short, Bishop McRaith told be alert to any trend towards public acceptance of distorted and foreign food aid - for half a hunger in spite offood surpluses." the Senate committee, "we conIn their.statement "Food Policy cluded that our food system is religious views propounded by the fanatic or fraudulent. This decade. Because the last bill, written in . in a Hungry World," adopted in adrift without a moral compass. It consideration takes on greater importance, given the likeliNovember 1989 as Congress pre- is precisely this moral dimension hood of new immigrants to America from Eastern Europe and· 1985, expires Sept. 30, the rush is. on to prod uce the 1990 bill by the pared to draft its new farm bill, the that is central to our concerns." Russia. churchmen suggested specific U.S. end' of summer. The bishops favor what they call There do indeed remain difficulties between Catholics and The effort is so important be- policy goals. a sustainable agricultural system, They urged U.S. policy to: Jews and one would be foolish to deny this truth. However, in cause, "obviously, the farm bill is Which involves sustaining both - Establish food security as the rural communities and family pulling together the nation's polthe last 50 years, there have been sincere attempts to approach such thorny issues as the status of Jerusalem in an atmosphere icy on agriculture, food and nutri- ultimate goal of food and agricul- farms, and sustaining the envirtion and is an indication of how tural policy, ensuring that every onment itself so the land continues of reason rather than of antagonism. we're going to go about support- human being has access to enough to produce food and sustain life in The present polarization in the Middle East can only be ingfarmers," said.Walter E. Grazer, food to maintain a decent human generations to come. resolved in an atmosphere of peace. War has only contributed U.S. Catholic Conference staffspe- standard of living. Furthermore, "this particular cialist for rural, energy and food - Foster widespread ownership farm bill will bring the question of to deeper divisions and intensified hate. Jews and Catholics Issues. of land and productive property. the. environment to a more central alike have much work to accomplish in this regard. "And another reason it's impor- Structure federal commodity place in the policy debate," he As we participate in our religious celebrations, may our tant is that we face such serious said. "We welcome this developcommunities of faith continue to work together in an atmos- problems: global hunger, as well ment." phere of mutual respect and may we work towards the day as hunger in this country, a virtual Beyond all that, the nation must trade war with Europe, environwork to alleviate domestic hunger, when the message of God's peace will not just be a goal but a mental problems, loss of farms," he said. "The presence of so many reality for all, regardless of their religious heritage. Grazer added. "The bill offers a poor and hungry among us in this The Editor real opportunity to redress some rich nation is morally intolerable." of these." . U. S. agricultural policy has Prayer for Religious worldwide implications as well, The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee is Bishop McRaith told the Senate Father, grant that those holding hearings for the bill, elicitcommittee. who have consecrated theming testimony from various wit"The fate of millions hangs in selves to you in poverty, nesses, including Bishop John J. the balance when decisions are OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER McRaith of Owensboro, Ky., who chastity and obedience for made about trade and aid policies, spoke on behalf of the USCC and and central consideration must be Published weekly by The"Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River the sake of your kingdom given, in adopting them, to the the National Catholic Rural Life P.O. BOX 7 887 Highland Avenue may serve you in holiness needs of the poorer people," he Conference. Fall River. MA 02720 Fall River, MA 02722 and justice and be a sign of . Across the Capitol, the House said. "Food is not just like any Telephone 508-675-7151 the eternal life that is to of Representatives' Agriculture Comother commodity - it is the basic PUBLISHER mittee had assigned the legislative come in the kingdom that sustenance of life itself." Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, D.O., S.T.o. By autumn, the nation should task to eight separate panels, whose is not of this world. We ask EDITOR GENERAL MANAGER scope reveals the voluminous depth know whether such advice prompthis through Jesus the Lord,' te~ Congress as it drafted its farm Rev. John F. Moore Rosemary Dussault of the undertaking. . Amen. bill to sow what Catholic leaders While other constituent groups . . . . . Leary Press-Fall River pursue legislative proposals of intersee as the seeds of justice.

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Easter hope After a series of Lenten columns on rediscovering the Bible as adult Catholics, we come to Easter, the season of hope. It's appropriate to end this series with the greatest gift in becoming comfortable with Scripture: the gift of hope. Living in time of depressing news on all sides, we need to keep our hopeful side in balance. In his popular and thought-provoking book, The Road Less Travelled. psychotherapist M. Scott Peck makes it clear that he sees no distinction between mental an~ spiritual health. If we are to be balanced in our emotional life, he holds, we must have a healthy spir.ituallife. One cannot pray the Bible without renewing a sense of hope. "Your Father knows what you need before you ask him" (Matt. 6:8; "Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself' (Matt. 6:34); "Ask and it will be given to you" (Matt. 7:7); "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile" (Mark 6:31); "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life" (John 3: 16). A friend of mine who has battled chronic depression told me the Bible is her best therapy and she



A. The first important question. to ask is, does your sister-in-law herself wish to be buried with a Mass and Catholic burial rite? From what you tell us in your letter, it seems thl}t she has not joined the Catholic Church in all of these years. She certainly must have her reasons. Those reasons and her decision deserve to be respected by the rest of the family and by the church at the time of her death. Our church provides that the local bishop may permit a funeral Mass and Catholic burial rites for baptized members ofa non-Catholic church unless this is clearly contrary to the will of the person who died, and provided his or her own minister is not路 available. (Canon 1183) As to your other point, neglect, even gross neglect of one's duties as a Catholic, is not in itself reason

should know. "When I feel familiar signs of depression coming on - is this all there is? - I go to the Bible," she said. "I find peace and hope. No, this isn't all there is, God tells me." In this sea'son of Easter joy, then, let's search the Bible for those passages which speak most forcefUlly to us, and read them daily, meditating on the promises God offers. Each of us will choose different passages. That's okay, because we are different people with unique needs, gifts, and understanding. My mother used to say, "Oh, the Spirit works in wondrous ways." Like so many of her sayings I ignored earlier, I'ye come to appreciate this one wholeheartedly. We can read a passage we've read or heard dozens of times and suddenly get a new insight from it. Some .call this the "A H A '" response, but I call it the Spirit working within us. The Spirit says, "You're ready and able to understand this in a new way or on a deeper level. This is my gift to you." Clifton Fadiman, founder of the Book-of-the-Month Club, once said, "If you reread a classic and find more in it, it's because there's more in you." How true this is in reading Scripture. When there's


more in us, we get more out of God's word. As adults, there's much more in us than as children. We have experience to bring to God's word. We better understand suffering because we have suffered, joy because we have rejoiced and love because we have loved and been loved. Opening the Bible as adults can open a whole new world of hope to us. We get a sense of ongoing revelation and resurrection. God reveals himself to us in a myriad of new insights and rekindles our love in extraordinary ways. We need only to quiet ourselves and let his words work in and through us. We don't have to make a major production out of Bible reading. We can trust in grace that we aren't going to have our faith disturbed unless it needs disturbing. We will change, of course. But the change will mean new growth, resurrection of hope, action on Christ-like principles that we .formerly left to others. If that isn't Easter, what is?


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for the church community to refuse FATHER a Catholic burial. Once an individual is baptized Catholic, the JOHN church considers that person one of its own family unless he or she outright rejects the church and its DIETZEN teachings, or publicly follows such a sinful way of life that burial as a Catholic would be a scandal to .man calendar some years ago: everyone. Which Is right? (New Jersey) We know well enough that even A. The word "Lent" comes from the worst sinners sometimes change the Anglo-Saxon word "Iencten," their hearts and turn back to God spring. in the last hours. In any case, the This in turn comes from an church always allows for every older Teutonic word which means benefit of doubt in this difficult to become longer. Our word "lengdecision for the family of the then" comes from the same root. deceased. The Ango-Saxon word for spring Q. My question is about the developed from the fact that days term "Lent." A friend who has lengthen at that time of the year, been in the Italian navy said the and thus our springtime season of word comes from the Italian "Ien- penance and prayer came to be to," which usually means "slow." called Lent in English. Another theory is that it is from The German "Ienz" comes from the German word for spring,"Ienz." the same language background but Lenz was an alternate for the month is probably a younger word than of March in an experimental Ger- our English "Lent."





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the Lothario's murderous Yugoslavian mother-in-law and buries William Hurt and Keanu Reeves as two nitwit, drug-addicted assassins. Jokey attitude toward adultery and a cavalier acceptance of murder as a viable solution, some rough language and fleeting nudity in a sexual context. O,R "Opportunity Knocks" (Universal): Humorless rags-to-riches comedy that sees a Chicago con artist (Dana Carvey) fall for the doctor daughter (Julia Campbell) of his rich victim (Robert Loggia). Uninspired direction by Donald Petrie and a hackneyed script do little for TV comic Carvey's first starring vehicle on the big screen. Some comic-book violence and bathroom humor. A2,PG 13 "A Shock to the System" (Corsair): Mild-mannered Manhattan ad executive (Michael Caine) finds that he can easily murder his demanding wife (Swoosie Kurtz) and the yuppie colleague (Peter Riegert) who wins a coveted promotion, as well as others who stand in his way. With flat direction by Jan Egleson, the film balances uncomfortably between a satiric black co'medy and a serial murder drama;. providing a view of moral corruption that would be utterly distasteful if not for Caine's fine performance. Condones murder as an acceptable means to an end, a jokey on-screen suicide, some rough language and sexual innuendoes. O,R "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (New Line): Live-action feature film debut ofthe half-human, halfturtle cartoon heroes who do battle with a rogue Japanese ninja society to win back their kidnapped rat mentor, Splinter. Direction by music-video-maker Steve Barron is amateurish, b.ut Jim Henson's turtle costumes and rat creature expand the frolicking foursome to entertaining life-sized creatures. Much comic-book violence involving bashing and smashing human . and turtle bodies and some mild rough language. A2,PG TV Film Friday, April 20, 9-11 p.m. EDT (CBS) - "That's Life" (1986): Self-centered husband (Jack Lemmon), preoccupied. with thoughts of old age and death, is insensitive to his wife (Julie Andrews) as she awaits results of a cancer test. Sexual encounters are used as comic relief in an exploration of family ties that has few genuine moments. The husband's infidelity is treated as symptom of inner insecurity left unresolved and overshadowed by image of a strong woman and-mother who absorbs all family ills. Brief nudity. A3,PGI3

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Prayer, persuasion, PR Continued from Page One stance by withholding church honors, asking Catholic colleges not to give them honorary degrees, and raising questions about their holding parish offices such as lector and eucharistic minister. ,Cardinal O'Connor also: - Argued that candidates identified as pro-life could still win elections, and pro-lifers shifting position in fear of defeat were misreading the electorate and could still get elected if they would "stand fast." - Expressed unhappiness with Republicans speaking of an "umbrella" party equally supportive of pro-life and pro-abortion candidates. - Said former President Ronald Reagan's pro-life record was commendable in words, less so in deeds. - Endorsed a recent call by New York Gov. Mario Cuomo for the bishops to teach more on natural law, and predicted the governor would eventually support the pro-life position that is "in his bones." On sanctions, Cardinal O'Connor acknowledged that it seemed unfair to the public that a state official such as Mrs. Killea would be penalized while more prominent national politicians taking essentially the same position were not. Many people construed Bishop Maher's action, the cardinal said, as an expression of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' position in adopting an abort~on resolution Nov. 7. That resolutIOn

Ethics needed VATICAN CITY (CNS) Experts who are redesigning Eastern Europe's battered economies should be guided by ethical principles, a Vatican delegate told an international conference. "Social justice should be the main principle that rules the economy, in order to allow each individual to develop as a person," Msgr. JeanLouis Tauran said at a recent UNsponsored conference on economic cooperation in Bonn, West Germany. Msgr. Tauran said problems facing European countries emerging from communism include shortages of goods, unemployment, inflation and monetary instability.

included the declaration, "N 0 Catholic can responsibly take a 'pro-choice' stand when the 'choice' in question involves the taking.of innocent human life." Cardinal O'Connor said his committee had received many letters suggesting certain officials be excommunicated, and the bishops would not' want to say "never." But he said the issue needed more thought, and he expected the bishops would look to their prolife committee for policy guidance. Asserting that "significant progress" by pro-abortion forces could not be denied, Cardinal O'Connor said they had frightened "a substantial number" of public officials, as evidenced, he thought, by "shifts in positions" by those "who for years" had been pro-life.. About public officials and voters Cardinal O'Connor observed that the victories of Reagan and President Bush demonstrated that viable candidates can prevail with a pro-life stance.

LONDON (CNS) - Doctors who oppose abortion face job bias in Britain because of their stands, a House of Commons committee was told. The Select Committee on Social Services, which oversees health policy, is investigating the so-called "conscience clause" of the 1967 Abortion Act, which made abortion illegal in certain cases in Britain. The clause makes provision for. medical staff who oppose abortion - effectively enabling them to opt out of performing the procedure. But pro-life doctors told a meeting of the select committee that the clause is not working. Dr. Johnathan Brooks, recently appointed as a consultant in obstetrics and gynecology at a hospital north of London, told the committee he had been unsuccessful in landing ajob in 36 previous applications, 23 of which went as far as an interview with prospective employers. The physician, an Anglican lay lector, said when asked about his position on abortion during job interviews he explained he was willing to perform the procedure in cases of major fetal abnormality or those with clear risk to the mother's health. .He said that while working in a London teaching hospital he was told he would be blackballed for refusing to sign partially completed forms authorizing abortions for patients he had neither seen nor treated after the abortions had been performed. Dr. Pamela Sims said that she discovered that one of her supervising doctors had given her glowing references on paper, but iii telephone conversations with prospective employers had warned against hiring her. Doctors favoring abortion rights told the committee that the conscience <;Iause made it difficult to run an efficient abortion service within Britain's National Health Service. They also charged that anti-abortion physicians are causing delays in obtaining abortions in some regions.

Three move toward sainthood VATICAN CITY (CNS)- The Vatican has formally recognized the heroic virtues and permitted public veneration of Juan Diego, a 16th-century Mexican Indian to whom Mary appeared as Our Lady of Guadalupe. The April 9 action virtually beatifies Diego. In other action, also announced April 9, the Vatican: - Declared the heroic virtues of Spanish Msgr. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, 20th-century founder of Opus Dei. - Declared the herOIC virtues of Catherine McAuley, 19th-century founder of the Sisters of Mercy. The decree on Diego said the Vatican recognizes the "heroic virtues and the cult 'ab immemorabili' of the !1ervant of God Juan Diego." "Ab immemorabili," Latin for "from time immemorial," is the formula 'used by the Vatican to formally recognize that a public cult exists for a person. In the case of Diego, permitting his public veneration allows Pope John Paul II to honor him liturgically during the pontiffs May 6 to 13 visit to Mexico.

Ordinarily, church law permits public veneration only of people who have been beatified or canonized. In 1531, during the early period of Spanish colonization, Mary is said to have appeared four times to Diego on Tepeyac Hill outside Mexico City. According to the story, she instructed him to tell local church authorities to build a church in her honor on the site. The church was built two years later after authorities were con-' vinced that the apparitions were genuine. The principal evidence was a life-size image of Mary which appeared on Diego's cloak. The cloak is enshrined at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico's main center of religious devotion and pilgrimage. Our Lady of Guadalupe, the title under which Mary is known in relation to the apparitions, is patroness of Mexico and of the Americas. Mexico's bishops believe it highly probable that the pope will canonize Juan Diego during his visit. However, there has been no comment on the matter from the Vatican.


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God's creation Dear Editor: If you're walking along the street and you hear chirping, you know it's a bird. If you walk in a field and see a cow or a horse, you know it won't start chirping because that's the way things are. That's the order of God's creation. Why men are trying to change God's creation by abortion to me is an unanswerable question. No matter how many reasons may be'put forth-w-makit aeeep table to those who allow it to happen, the fact still remains: we are part of a well-ordered universe and only here because of our Creator. Jeanne M. Gagne Fall River

A sks sex education Dear Editor: Viewing the birth of freedom as it has been reported. throughout Eastern Europe brings to mind the rights we enjoy in the United States. One of these rights is freedom of choice. One right of choice concerns the freedom to choose abortion or the birth of a child. The newly forming democracies in Eastern Europe will be facing some cold hard facts concerning the cost of freedom and democracy. The success or failure of these new democracies will depend on the desire of the people and leaders to take on the responsibilities of democracy and the results of their actions.

April 14 1977, Rev. Cosmas Chaloner, SS.Cc., St. Francis Xavier, Acushnet 1935, Rev. Louis N. Dequoy, Pastor, Sacred Heart, North Attleboro April 15 1908, Rev. Christopher G. Hughes, D.D., Rector, Cathedral, Fall River April 16

1928, Rev. Arthur E. Langlois, on sick leave, Denver, Colorado April 18

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1975, Rev. Msgr. Leo J. Duart, Pastor, St. Peter the Apostle, Provincetown

Freedom in this context will last only as long as those involved are willing to act responsibly to preserve it. We all have many choices to make in our lives, especially in in our democratic society. In the realm of personal freedom, we are responsible for our actions. Human reproduction is no different. If we choose to have intercourse and it results in the conception of a child, we are responsible for that action l£nd its results. Some of our baby boom generation cannot relate to beingresponsible for the results oftheir sexual ~ctivity. W~y not? W.hy.destr~y a bfe be~ause It marorbewhatever mconvement fo-nave acmrd the reason? Let us not abuse or lose our freedom of choice. Abortion is not a responsible act of freedom of choice! Permissive legisl~tion is not the answer - responsible legislation is! Comprehensive sex education in our schools, homes. and religious institutions is absolutely necessary for the formation of .a sexually responsible free society. Ronald H. Anderson Noblesville, Ind.

Tunnel Vision Dear Editor: Bravo on your editOJ:ial, "Tunnel Vision" (Anchor, March 23). The points you made are exactly the sentiments I wished to express in my editorial last year. I am so pleased that the point of view you presented has finally been published locally. Now we must only hope and pray that the faithful will be receptive to enlightenment. Thank you. Patrick Gannon New Bedford

Adoption program slated by CSS The Diocesan Office of Catholic Social Services will sponsor its II th annual adoption education conference, entitled "Fantasies of Birth Origin: a Way to Cope With Loss," from I :30 to 3:30 p.m. May 6 at sS Peter and Paul parish hall, 240 Dover St., Fall River. The workshop will focus on adoptees' acknowledgment of the loss of their birth families and attempts through fantasy to cope with sadness they may feel. Presenter Susan Miller-Havens, R.N., Ed. D., a psychotherapist

MSGR. DANIELF. Hoye, pastor of St. John Evangelist Church, Attleboro, and former general secretary of the National Conference ofCatholic Bishops, will speak on

~~~--r"k~~-1 m; »uape 01 LUe ,-,nurcu 10 the United States in the 21st Century" at the annual Queen's Daughters communion breakfast to follow 9:30 a.m. Mass April 29 at St. Paul's Church, Taunton. .. Msgr. Hoye IS episcopal vicar of the Attleboro-Taunton ~rea of the diocese and a judge for the diocesan tribu- ' 1 N .. 11 h . b na. attOna y, e IS a mem er of the boards of directors of Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Telecommunications Network of America. Marita Downing, Queen's Daughters president, is chairman for the April 29 breakfast, aided by Adrienne Lemieux and Emma Andrade. The reservations deadline is April 23 and guests are welcome.

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Continued from Page One took turns riding a jackass down the road Jesus traveled on Palm Sunday. Next they visited the Cenacle on Mt. Zion, the site of the Last Supper. Scholars are sure, said Father Kaszynski, that walked on the stairs of the Cenacle and they have remained virtually untouched since the first Holy Thursday. The group also celebrated Mass at Gethsemane, site of Jesus' arrest, and visited the house of Caiphus, where Jesus was held overnight and where Peter denied him. The Church of St. Peter now stands above the house. In Bethlehem, the group visited the site where Jesus was born.

No sure cure WASHINGTON (CNS) - The arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat that killed Loyola Marymount University basketball star Hank Gathers has no sure cure, according to a Georgetown University .-J1barmacologist who-won an award for his study of the condition. "There's no tried-and-true protocol that everyone follows" when treating arrhythmia, said Dr. Raymond L. Woosley, chairman of the Georgetown University Medical Center pharmacology department. Gathers' death, he said, "is not all that unusual.'· Arrhythmia is "a very lethal clinical problem," complicated by lack of knowledge of the condition, he added.










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The second part of the trip was spent in Galilee, highlighted by a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee during which the Scriptures dealing with Jesus calming the waves and walking on the water were read. Three couples, married 17, 36 and 54 years, renewed their marriage vows on the site of the wedding feast at Cana and the group celebrated Mass at the house of Mary in Nazareth. The group also visited several sites associated with John the Baptist, including Ain Karam, where Mary visited Elizabeth and where John the Baptist was born. On the way to Galilee, the pilgrims stopped at the Jordan River to renew their baptismal vows. Father Kaszynski described the trip to the Holy Land, the first for all in the group but himself and school principal Denita Tremblay, as "a very powerful ex.perience." The pastor has been organizing parish pilgrimages - some to the Holy Land, others to Poland since 1978, and he estimates that 60 percent ofthe parish's 550 fami-

Reliving the first Holy Week In Galilee the pilgrims stayed at a Jewish hotel, while in Jer,Usalem they stayed at an Arab hotel. The group was touched by the devotion of the Holy Land's poverty-stricken Christians, 99 percent Arab but forming only two percent ofthe population. Their Arab guide gave them insight into the

warmth, sensitivity and very deep spirituality of his people, noted Father Kaszynski. A high point of the trip, he recounted, was the opportunity to meet the patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Michael Sabbah, a native of Nazareth and the first Palestinian Arab to be appointed

patriarch, thus spiritual head ofall Latin-rite Catholics in the Middle East. During the group's audience with the patriarch, "He shared his insights, hopes and deep concerns for the plight of Christians in the Holy Land," said Father Kaszynski. "He stressed the importance of

pilgrimages to the Holy Land as a means of raising the consciousness

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Christian brothers and sisters there." The patriarch 'also noted the "need for the Good Friday collection for preservation of the holy places," Father Kaszynski con-

The plight of Holy Land Christians was poignantly illustrated to the pilgrims during their visit to the village of Emmaus, near Jerusalem. As the large Franciscan parish church there was being

readied for Sunday Mass, 12 chairs were placed around the altar. None of the pews were occupied. The group was told that the chairs would accommodate the entire parish: there were only 20 Christians in Emmaus, and eight of them were senior citizens or too ill to attend Mass.

ues1rnve-Neninvo1Veo. - - - The pilgrimages "expand the cultural horizons" of participants, Father Kaszynski said, and traveling together as a parish family has done much to enrich parish life. "It has done phenomenal things," he said. "There's a definite bonding." The pilgrims found encounters with the various peoples of the Holy Land "very eye-opening," Father Kaszynski said, noting that he had arranged for travel on Israeli airlines because "it gave them a taste of the culture right away - the Orthodox Jews on the plane practice their faith in flight."

SCENES FROM the Holy Land: counterclockwise from top left, parishioners travel down the Mount of Olives; a parishioner renews baptismal vows at the River Jordan; His Beatitude Michael Sabbah poses with young pilgrims; three couples renew marriage vows at Cana; the pilgrims pause at one of the stations on the Way of the Cross; the group at the Garden of Gethsemane; on the Sea of Galilee. (All photos accompanying this story by Paula Lawton except for Way of the Cross photos on p. I and above, which were by a professional Holy Land photographer.)

Each pilgrim has returned with his or her favorite moment, said Father Kaszynski, but "Galilee was a favorite spot for everybody" as was the Dead Sea. "They heard you couldn't drown there because the salt content is so high and they wanted to test that out," the pastor chuckled, also noting the area's scriptural significance as the area where John the Baptist preached and where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in 1945. The pilgrims were also intrigued by the Judean desert, he said, where they encountered a group of Bedouins. "They were extremely poor, families of 12 or 13 members living the same way they have for thousands of years," said Father Kaszynski. They weren't looking for money, he said, because "they don't know what to do with it. They just throw it in the sand. What they wanted was candy, bread and oranges." The desert, where John the Baptist lived and Jesus fasted and was tempted, was imptessive withits "deafening silence" and "monasteries clinging to the side of huge cliffs," Father Kaszynski said. "You see nothing but barren mountains, sand and camels." The pilgrimage ended at Mt. Tabor, site of Jesus' transfiguration. "It really was a bona fide pilgrimage," Father Kaszynski said, noting that each pilgrim received a certificate from the patriarch of Jerusalem testifying that he or she had visited the Holy Land in a truly prayerful manner. The certificates were presented to the participants at Mt. Tabor by parishioner David Feeney. The pilgrims' experience will

have lasting effects in the parish's educational efforts. Slides, videotapes and other audiovisual aides, as well as the personal experiences of the St. Stanislaus teachers, will be integrated into the parish and school Scripture study and centering prayer programs. The three schoolchildren who went on the trip "are like little evangelizers in the school now," said Father Kaszynski. "The other kids are fascinated that they went." Meanwhile, Father Kaszynski is planning to organize more pilgrimages. "I'll be involved in this sort of ministry as long as I am able," he said, adding, "We had a lot of fun. People were surprised that you can have a real pilgrimage and have fun. But there's nothing contradictory between the two."

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Daughter shatters their trust By Dr. James and Mary Kenny that this will set the pattern of her Dear Mary: Recently I found future lifestyle. How can I -conout that my 17-year-old daughter vince her of the folly of her ways, became pregnant by a boy she had much less try to communicate that allowed into our home after sehool she has murdered an unborn infant? while her father and I worked. We - Pennsylvania You seem to have two goals: have had a long-standing rule that to keep your daughter from first, no one was allowed into the house unless we were home. We did not using your home to meet her boysuspect that she would disobey friends, and路 second, to convince her she needs to live by certain tbis rule. values. She had an abortion. We found In regard to keeping boyfriends out through an anonymous letter. I believe tbe letter was written by out of your house, you are in that most difficult situation: You have one of her sclloolmates. She continued the sexual rela- set down a rule you cannot pertionship after the abortion, as sonally enforce. Such a situation apparently the physician prescribed invites lying and deception. You could set up a situation birth control pills. Once we found ---.IDJt. we insisted she terminate all where she does not go home after contaet with the boy, and sbe bas scnool. She could, at your insist been cooperative from what we ence, get a daily part-time job after school. If a relative or close friend . ean see. When confronted, my daugh- lives near you and is home, you ter's comment was, "Well, mom, could arrange for your daughter to we've been going together for two go there after school. years. You must have known we Your second goal is much more were going to bed with each other." difficult. How do you instill your Well, I didn't. What bothers me principles and values? You might is her casual attitude. I don't think look for a value where your views she believes she did anything wrong. are closer and then do something She's cooperating because we told to put that value into practice. her she would have to move out Share your mutual value by otherwise. doing something together. You How do you get through to and she could volunteer one eventhese teen-agers? I'm concerned ing per week or part of Saturday at

a local nursing home, soup kitchen or shelter. Doing such service will bring you closer than all the lectures you could devise. At the same time, you will affirm your own value of compassion and perhaps awaken or strengthen hers. - I suggest that you avoid a situation involving pregnant girls or babies. Deliberately trying to awaken guilt at this point seems to serve no purpose. At this time your daughter does not experience sorrow. At some later time, perhaps when she eventually has a child, she might experience great sorrow. At that time you will need to offer her compassion, not guilt. In a scene from the movie "Gandhi" a Hmdu confessestl1at he has . killed a Muslim child. Gandhi tells the man to take an abandoned Muslim child and raise it as his own. When your daughter is ready, she may find her own way to make amends. We cannot undo our past wrongs. But sorrow and penance can lead to forgiveness and peace. . Reader questions on family living or child care to be answered in print are invited by the Kennys; Box 872; St. Joseph's College; Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

The vanishing shopping cart incident By Antoinette B.osco It's a jungle out there. I get convinced of this almost every time I take a trip to my local supermarket 1 on a weekend afternoon. Last Sat1 urday it was so crowded that not only were there no shopping carts I in the store, but I did not even see anY,sprawled around the .parking lot. I secured a cart only after following a woman out of the store and waiting while she emptied it. Once inside the busy store, I proceeded to shop for groceries as I always do. That is, I park my cart close by me in the center of the aisle as I gather items, then I drop them into the basket before moving to the next aisle. This time, however, I found myself in aisle No. I with full arms but no cart. "Hey lady," said a man behind me, "someone just stole your cart. C'mon, I'll point her out to you." I thanked him for his concern but declined his offer. Consumer confrontation is not an ideal way to start a weekend. I put .back the groceries I was holding and went out t<t look for another cart. I found one after reaching the far end of the parking lot. This time 1 did not let the cart out of my sight until I had five items in it. In the next aisle I parked my cart as usual and wandered a few feet away to scan the shelves for a hard-to-find new product, a search made more inviting by a $l-off coupon. When I turned around I saw four of my five grocery items in a pile on the floor. Even my paper-clipped coupons had been discarded from my basket. The fifth item, in the process of being removed, was still in the hand of the culprit. "Oh, is this your basket?" she asked, pretending innocence. 1 acknowledged that it was. She retorted, . "I thought it was nobody's." There are some people who believe civilization is only skin deep. They claim that human decency is but a thin veneer that

simply camouflages our baser nature. Could this be true? The shopping cart incident certainly seems to support this bleak notion. Suppose instead offood baskets it had been food itself that was in short supply. What then? Would most of us hoard what we could get for ourselves, no longer concerned for others? Could it be true that after 10,000 years of civilization, when personal comfort is threatened, humanity will act in a way that is only a short

step removed from the jungle? I don't really think so. I believe there is still more that is good in humans than bad. But the incidents in the supermarket certainly indicate that it. does not take much. for discourtesy, selfishness and dishonesty to raise their ugly heads. We have to be on guard against slipping into behavior that does not befit people who have been blessed with God's grace, wherever we find ourselves, including the supermarket.

Dad, the film critic By Hilda Young My husband and I walked into the family room. A maniac on the路 TV screen brandished a baUpeen hammer. He was about to use it on a screaming man strapped to a chair. Our three teens sat watching. 1 heard a "pooing" sound emanate from my husband. He walked to the VCR and punched the eject button. The machine spit out the video like a 2-year-old with a bad taste in its mouth. "This is the adventure flick you rented?" The question ricocheted off one kid's forehead and parted another's hair. "N 0 more," their father growled. The audience was pretty sure he was referring to the video, but stopped breathing, blinking and moving just to be on the safe side. Spouse shook the tape at them. "There is torture in Central America, starvation in Africa, ethnic murder in Asia, drug killings here. And you (pause, eye contact with each) want to watch one human being ballpeen another and call it entertainment." No blink, no breath, no move. "No more," he rumbled again. "Not in this house!" I shared his frustration. Values have clashed in our home for a long time over "entertainment." What's too mature? How do you

best teach children how to make value and moral judgments? Does one inappropriate, unnecessary, explicit sex scene negate an otherwise good film? Do TV and movie violence desensitize us? On and on.... You'd have to know my husband to truly appreciate what followed. He has standard lectures on respecting other people's property, on not letting emotions control you, on prudence and toler-. ance. He dropped the rental cassette on the floor and stomped it. Stomped it good. "Don't even think censorship and bookburning, friends," he read their minds. "This is no more impeding the exchange of ideas than housetraining a puppy is cruelty to animals." The logic might have fluttered a bit, but no one was calling him on it. "I'll make out a check for this. You guys get it out of the house. Now!" Upstairs I raised my eyebrows at Big Foot. "Really put your foot down." "Cute," he snorted. Then he grinned. Big. For a second I thought he was going to laugh out loud. "Y ou know," he said, "I wonder what would happen if more videos went back with a heel mark on them?"

Marrow needed for Chinese girl, 6 WASHINGTON (CNS) - As strength dwindled for a '6-year-old Catholic Chinese girl in Toronto awaiting a bone marrow transplant, family and friends near and far were working feverishly to find a donor. The girl, Elizabeth Lue, has been hospitalized since Dec. 29 at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto where she has been diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a form of leukemia. As of last week, no match for bone marrow had been found among more than 3,000 people tested as possible donors. Doctors said she had only six weeks to live. Karlene Wong, Elizabeth's cousi'n, and Susan Mason, Mrs. Wong's neighbor, both members of Mother

Food policy rapped WASHINGTON(CNS)- With its agricultural system "adrift without a moral compass," America needs to "shape a more just and generous U.S. food policy," declared Bishop John J. McRaith of Owensboro, Ky. The former executive director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference testified on behalf of that group and the U.S. Catholic Conference before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. Speaking also as a bishop from a largely rural diocese, he urged Congress, as it drafts a new omnibus farm bill, "to address the human and moral dimensions of key agricultural issues."



Seton parish in Germantown, Md., have launched a massive campaign in the Washington area to find a donor for the little girl whom Mrs. Wong described as quiet and very smart. "When she was 2, she was able to put a big puzzle together," Mrs. Wong told Catholic News Service. "She's so bright. I wanted to help because she's my cousin and because I am a mother and if something like this happened to my child, I would hope someone would help me." Mrs. Mason said chances of finding a match were one in 20,000 and the search was more difficult because the National Marrow Donor Program has only 2,500 Asians listed as possibilities. "That doesn't mean just Chinese," Mrs. Mason said. "It also means Japanese, Korean and other Asians. The best match for Elizabeth would be someone from southern China." Finding money to cover the $75 cost for an initial test has been hard because the Lue family's financial resources are just about exhausted, Mrs. Mason said. In New York, other Lue family members were searching for a donor as well. "We can't give up on this," Mrs. Mason said. "But we need to find . someone very fast. She's faltering." If a donor cannot be found for Elizabeth, the campai"gn will at least help other Asian children similarly ill, she added. The initial $75 test calls for a simple pinprick of the finger for a blood sample. A second test, if the first is positive, costs over $300. A possible donor then proceeds to a

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third test and, if successful, to the bone marrow transplant. Once a match is found, a small amount of bone marrow is extracted from the donor's hip bone in a fairly simple and painless procedure, said Mrs. Wong, a nurse. Prospective donors of marrow or funds may contact Lifesavers/ Elizabeth Lue, c/o Susan Mason, Madison National Bank, 1425 K. Street N. W., Washington, D.C. 20005.

FATHER VIRGIL C. Blum, SJ, 77, a longtime advocate of religious and civil rights, died of liver cancer April 5 in Milwaukee. In 1973 he founded the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, which he headed until his death. Its goals are to fight anti-Catholicism and protect religious and civil rights. (CNS photo)



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MASS"CITIZENS FOR LIFE Monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, for directions call 636-4903. CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB,NB Monthly board meeting, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Lawrence rectory, 110 Summer St., NB. ST. HEDWIG, NB St. Hedwig seniors 15th anniversary memorial Mass II a.m. Thursday. Celebrants will be Rev. Sebastian Slesinski and Rev. Jeremy Chodacki. Stasia Szaro will speak. A hincheon and meeting with nomiLaSALETTE CENTER, nation of officers will follow. ATTLEBORO CATHEDRAL CAMP, Mid-Life Weavings, a retreat E. FREETOWN dealing with goals, priorities, prayer Tres Dias retreat April 19-22. and spirituality of midlife, May 4-6. Directors will be Kathryn Wrobel ST. THOMAS MORE, and Rev. Gilles Genest. Informa- SOMERSET tion: 222~8530. Easter party for grades k-5 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, parish center. ST. JAMES, NB Children should bring eggs to decoVincentians meet 7 p.m. Wednesrate; parents needed to assist. Youth day, parish center. junior high spring dance April group CANCER: PREVENTION, 20; chaperones needed. PROGRESS AND YOU SACRED HEART, FR Ninth annual Health Institute on Women's Guild meeting Tuesday. Promoting Prevention, sponsored Seniors meet 2 p.m. Monday, parish by St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, hall. and other 'institutions dealing with cancer, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, AIDS WORKSHOP Bristol Community College, Fall The Diocesan Office of Catholic River. The program emphasizes Social Services will sponsor" AI DS: illness prevention, health protection Strengthening Our Communities' Reand health promotion. Free, open to sponse," addressing educational, public. pastoral, social and personal aspects of the disease, 1-6 p.m. April 22, St.. CITIZENS'SCHOLARSHIP Joseph's Church, Taunton, and April FOUNDATION, FR 29, Christ the King parish, Mashpee. . Rev. John Cunningham, OP, president of Providence College, will To register contact Catholic Social Services, 674-4681. be the main speaker at the 32nd annual Citizens' Scholarship Foun- DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA datio'n banquet, to be held April 24 Hyacinth Circle 71 monthly meetat Venus de Mil9 restaurant, Swan- . ing 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Holy Name sea. Further information: James parish CCD center, Mt. Pleasant Rogers, 46 N. Main St., Fall River. St., NB. Circles from the Fall River diocese will host ,a ~tate meeting ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, April 27-29 in South Yarmouth. Ail ACUSHNET 1990-91 registrations for parish international convention will be held school students are being accepted if\ July in Mpntreal. f9r limited openings in preschool ST. JOSEPH, N. DIGHTON through grade 8. Information: school Names of parish high school office, 995-4313, 8:30 a.m. 3 p.m. seniors are being accepted for the $300 Leona O'Connell Scholarship ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, FR to be drawn May 6; information: Council of (:atholic Women meetJackie Chariwood, 823-3720. . ing 7 p.m. April 17, Father Reis hall. Members are asked to bring canned or packaged foods for the needy and to indicate if they will attend an open district meeting April 25 at Blessed Sacrament Church, Fall River. O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER The Ladies' Guild is offering two $5QO scholarships for the 1990-91 school year.Parishioners wishing to apply must be completing their second year in a four-year college or their first year in a two-year institution or community college; information: Mary Bond, 385-2100, or rectory, 385-3252. Application deadline May 14. CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE Women's Guild potluck supper Wednesday, parish hall; social hour 5:30 p.m. dinner 6:30 p.m. followed by slide· presentation of bicycle trip across the country. All parish women invited; guests welcome. Information: Barbara Cress, 477-2734. ST. PATRICK, SOMERSET Youth group will sponsor an Easter egg hunt for children 7 and under 10 a.m. tomorrow, church ~rounds.

ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, 'SWANSEA Ladies of St. Anne Sodality meet 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, parish hall. Mary-Lou Mancini of Fall River Catholic Social Services will speak on child abuse. ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, NB Father Hugh Burns will conduct a parish mission April 21 to 25 with Mass and a homily at j 0 each morning and a differing talk at 7 each evening, followed by coffee and a question period. The missioner will introduce the program at all Masses April 21 and 22. ST. PATRICK, FALMOUTH Guild meeting 7 p.m. Monday. ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON CCD students will accompany the Easter Bunny to Marian Manor tomorrow afternoon to distribute gift baskets they prepared as a Lenten activity. CCD director Margaret Travis and other teachers will meet at the center at I p.m.; parents invited to llssist. HOLY NAME, FR Confirmed high-school-age youth are invited to take part in a youth retreat May 4-6, Family Life Center, N. Dartmouth; contact Father Thomas Frechette. WIDOWED SUPPORT GROUP, FR The group is sponsoring an overnight trip May 19 and 20 to the Norman Rockwell Museum and Marian shrine, both at Stockbridge. Those from other diocesan areas are invited. Information: Annette Dellecese, 679-3278.

Warnings asked WASHINGTON (CNS) - The U.S. Catholic Conference has called for TV programs. to carry warnings when they include indecent material and urged that such programs not air when children may be viewing without adult supervision. Children watch television after school,in the evenings and throughout the weekend, but generally have adults watching with them only in the evenings, the USCC . said. The USCC commented to the Federal Communications Commission, which asked for reactions to proposed rules on broadcasting indecency .

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Mark Hoyle Last'Sunday's AIDS death of Indiana teenager Ryan White reawakened local memories of Mark Hoyle, who, like White, died of AI DS contracted through treatment for hemophilia.









New jobs for Card. Baum, Abp. Laghi VATICAN CITY(CNS)- U.S. Cardinal William W. Baum has been named to head the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican office that deals with matters of conscience involving the sacraments and procedural issues concerning the sacraments and indulgences. Replacing him as head of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education is Italian Archbishop Pio Laghi, since December 1980 the pope's representative in the United States. The Vatican announcement did not say who would replace Archbishop Laghi in Washington. Cardinal Baum, 63, who suffers from eye problems, has headed the education congregation since 1980. At the Apostolic Penitentiary, he replaces Italian Cardinal Luigi Dadaglio who is 75, the normal retirement age for Vatican officials. Prior to being named to the education congregation, Cardinal Baum was bishop of Springfield-

Cape Girardeau, Mo., and archbishop of Washington. In 1976 hewas named a cardinal. Archbishop Laghi, 67., was assigned' as apostolic delegate to the United States in 1980. At the time, no U.S.-Vatican diplomatic recognition existed, but after relations were established in 1984, he became apostolic pronuncio to the United States, representing the Vatican to the U.S. government as well as to the U.S. bishops.

Chicago closings CHICAGO (CNS) - Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin of Chicago has announced the closings of 13 parishes and two schools in addition to closings announced last January as a cost-cutting move. The new announcement brings the number oJ parishes targeted for closure to 28, and schools to eight. Up to nine more parishes may close following completion of studies due Jan. I, 1991.


Mark, a member ofSt. Dominic parish, Swansea, died in 1986 at age 14. Unlike White, he was not ostracized by schoolmates and neighbors but welcomed by the Swansea school system. He was the first AI DS victim in the nation knowingly allowed to attend school. . Mark and White kept in touch with each other, said Jay Hoyle, Mark's father, a teacher at St. John Evangelist School, Attleboro, and 1990 winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution award for Massachusetts American History Teacher of the Year.

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After Mark's death, Hoyle wrote a book about his'son. Titled "Mark," it was published in 1988 to widespread attention. Hoyle also organized the annual Mark G. Hoyle MemoriaJ Road Race, to begin this year at 10 a.m. May 20.

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On Tuesday, 90 Bishop Connolly High School freshmen attended a performance of Shakespeare's "A Midsummef.. Night's Dream" at the North Shore Theater in Beverly. Roland Lacroix .of the English department coordinated the trip. Also on Tuesday, 150 sophomores from the Fall River ScllOOI participated in a day-long environmental conference at Bristo'l Community College. The conference program discussed such issues as earth science, groundwater contamination, plastics and ocean dumping. .

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The Alumni Association has several projects underway, including updating the alumni database. Dr. Kevin Kilroy is organizing an alumni golf tournament for September, and a summer tennis tournament is being planned. Connolly Contacts, an informal afterbusiness-hours gathering, will meet in June at Newport Jai Lai. The. class of 1970 reunion committee, headed by Jay Sullivan, plans its 20th reunion for May 26.

basketball sq'uad, h~ was honored as team MVP, selected to the Fall River Herald . News all-star basketball team and lis~ed ,among the top' 40 seniors in Massachusetts high school basketball.

tYO. b~lsketball season' complete The curtain recently fell on another season for the Fall River A'rea CYO Basketball League. More than 800 young men and women.between the ages of 10 and 21 took part in this' year's program on over 60 teams. Regular season and playoff champions in each division were: Junior A Girls, St. George; Junior B Girls, St. George; Junior A Boys, St. William; Junior B Boys, St. Michael; Junior C Boys, Holy Name; Senior A Boys, Santo Christo. In the Prep Boys' division, Espirito Santo finished first for the regular season, while Santo Christo won the playoffs. For Senior B Boys, Santo Christo placed first in regular season play and St. William took the playoffs. In diocesan competition, St. William's Junior ABoys defeated St. Joseph, New Bedford, in two out of three games to win the diocesan championship for the division. . In other diocesan competition, th.e St. George girls were defeated by St. Joseph, New Bedford; Santo Christo Prep lost to Taunton; and Santo Christo Seniors' fell to St. Patrick, Wareham. All Fall River CYO basketball participants will be honored at the League's annual banquet May 8 at McGovern's Restaurant, Fall River. The Fall River Area CYO is, directed by Father Jay Maddock, assisted by Albert Vaillancourt, John Medeiros and Charlie Medeiros.

The French team defeated the Portuguese team in the finals of the foreign language culture bowl to end Coyle-Cassidy's observance of Foreign Language Week. Students studied questions based on The Connolly' art department the Spanish, Latin American, will host a fine arts exhibition May French, Portuguese and Latin 20-23, to include work by Concultures. nolly students and a young artists' French team members were division for students at area eleRachel Doherty, Nate DesRomentary schools. Art coordinators siers, Anne Marie Barton and Neil , who wish to submit work by fifth Dube. Each received a cash prize. ' through' eighth graders are asked to contact Connolly to preregister. • • Jim Zimmerly won the men's Dave DeCiantis, assistant basdivision and Carolyn Misch took ketball coach at Stonehill College, the women's division at the sevNorth Easton, has announced that enth annual running of the James Bishop Connolly senior Jason Ryan and Helen Lamb Memorial Schohas accepted Stonehill's offer of a larship Road Race. Zimmerly fin. ished more thail two-and-a-haIf. basketball scholarship. The 6'9" center has been inminutes before the second place. runner, covering the distance in' fluential in the Cougars' back-to-' 24:49.1. Misch took seventh over- back SMC divisional championships, averaging 18 points, 17 all in the five mile race and won the rebounds and five blocked shorts a women's race in a time of 28:42. game. A captain ,of the 1989-90 In'the 2 mile Fun' Run, Luis Baptista won the men's division in 10:47. In the girls' division, Bo Bevis won the two mile race' in 14:14. By Tom Lennon Marriage between a man-and a 'The event drew more than 225 About 15 years ago an episode woman is much more than a mere runners. of a' PBS television series, "The "custom." It was instituted by God. Pallisers," gave us a glimpse at an Moreover, it has been with the amusing dating custom of the past. . human race for much longer than Coyle-Cassidy had two first place The story took place, I believe, in a couple of centuries. winners and one second place fin-· the 18th' century', and it loving But Kevin and many other young 'ish in the annual regional History . young couple wanted nothing so people do not seem to ,know this. Four fifth graders, 16 sixth much as a quiet walk alone in the They are not-in touch.with the past graders, 24 seventh graders and 21 formal gardens. of their.human family. 'eighth graders participated in a But throughout their walk t~ey A phi.losopher, George SanONL YFULL·lINE RElIGIOUS recent science fair at TCMS with were monitored by a chaperone.-a GIFT STORE ON THE CAPE tayana, has reminded us that "those $250 in prizes awarded to winning severe looking elderly woman who who cannot remember the past are • OPEN MON·SAT: 9-~:30 students. Grade 5 winners were sat some distance a way and watchcondemned to repeat it." SUMMER SCHEDULE Ryan Ballard; first; Brianne Rug~ ed every move the young c'ouple This raises important questions. OPEN 7 DA giero, second; Lori Shanko, third.. made. . How can young. people like Kevin ~Winners for grade 6, in the same Such strict scrutiny does not get in tQuch with the long past of order, were Christina Danforth, take place today, although cha- ,their human family - and avoid Sullivan-'s Katie Goldri(;k, and Stephen perons wisely lurk in the backserious mistakes? Where can they Plante; grade 7: Jeffrey Angeley, Religious Goods ground at some high school parnow find the truths that earlier Kate Tenney, and Paula Fernandes;: ties. In a general way the 428 Main SI HyanniS generations worked so hard to disgrade 8: Jeffrey 'Gallagher, Jody chaperone is no longer omniprescover, truths that profoundly affect 775·4180 Crownover, and Jeana Fernandes. ent on every date. John & Mary Lees, Props their quest for happiness? Whom Seventh graders Patrick McKay, can they talk to and what can they It is the nature of customs to be Judith Murphy and Shanna Cole transitory. They change with the . read that will help them? received. Principal's Awards. times, just as styles in clothing do. . . If you could talk to Kevin now, Seven TCMS students partici. My young friend Kevin is under what would you suggest that he do pated in the regional sCience fair at the impression that getting marto get in touch with his past and to Bristol Community college, Fall riedand raising a family is just a' . build a happy future? And where River. custom. Furthermore, he thinks it . can he learn what are merely cusJeff Angely received first place is one that is passing from ·the 102 Shawomet Avenue toms and what are enduring honors in the junior division and scene and one that originated fairly institutions? Somerset, Mass. . an award for Best Use of Scientific recently, in the Victorian age.. Sign of Life Method for his project on recyTel. 674-4881 But the idea of getting married cling and. John Clift earned third and raising a family has been "In doubt about one's life, one's 3Vz room Apartment place honors for a project describ- around since the dawn of the human work, one's method, one's princi4Vz room Apartment inganimation. Kate Tenney's study race. Since that time the family has ples, there is always living. It is a Includes heat, hot water, stove reo of bacteria received honorable become the basic building block of sign of not being d,ead to doubt frirerator and maintenance service. mention, as did Luke Frisbee's that larger society we call the and to be uncomfortable."-John project on preservatives in bread. , Addington Symonds. human family .



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By Robert Doolittle Maybe you don't like rules. And you're thinking of all the petty rules that benefit the rule-giver and do nothing for you but restrict your freedom. But a good rule does just the opposite: It unlocks your possibilities. It sets you free. For instance, if you want the. freedom to hit a baseball long, you need to know the rules of good hitting. If you want tl).e freedom to enjoy Paris, you need the rules of . good French. When Moses brought the Ten Commandments down, no doubt' some folks thought these rules would cramp their style, but the brighter people saw that their little tribe Israel was being given an awesome advantage in the game of life. This potent little list of how-tos would put them head and shoulders above all their neighbors. God was now their coach; they couldn't

divine gifts and don't drop them until you have solid answers. 2. Bargain as an equal with your employer for a work schedule that respects both his (her) priorities and yours. 3. When living hurts so much you can't bear it, tell someone you trust everything you feel. 4. Practice telling yourself daily what's wonderful about you -and do it just as often for others. 5. When someone hurts you, don't retaliate. Pray hard for love and then confront honestly. 6. Make it a point of personal honor never to lie to your parents, lose; and they didn't, as long as no matter what the price. they played by his rulebook. 7. When you're in love, put it all When Jesus came, it was to into building a great relationship, coach us higher yet into life's posand keep sex sacramental so Christ sibilities for success and, yes, glory. can make it glorious. He restated the old rules and added 8. Attack your selfish habits some new "commandments" of his • with the sacrament of reconciliaown that would tap us into even tion, and use it to keep your heart greater power. peaceful. If you've never heard the Gospel 9. Use weekly Mass to increase put to you in such a way that you your power to love - and go alone feel suddenly stronger and freer and ready for anything, then you're to the tabernacle with your big missing out on the church's main decisions. 10. Stake your happiness and purpose - to open up for you a life plans on the pleasure of giving great empowering current of truth that will shake you up and wake rather than the pleasure of having. you up. Maybe that sounds like a tall ".1I(flI' ElIgl<llld 1J(l.<I'H<lIH~· order for the dusty old Bible in this WillI <I Europe<lll 1'1<1,,'" modern day. Wejl, let's see if I can do. right here a bit of what I'm talking about. Get ready, because here come 10 Bed C;y Brea/if<!s[ rules of Moses and Jesus, refocused on the situations you face every day. 495 W(.<c f.a1"'Plltl, I "g'II<'<I~' I. Treat your tough questions as

Catholic University offers engineel'ing conference for high schoolers WASHINGTON (CNS) - The Catholic University of America in Washington has invited high school students froin around the country to apply for a weeklong summer conference on engineering, scheduled for July 8-13. A pilot program for Engineering 2000 was held on the Catholic University campus last summer. Its purpose is to stimulate interest in engineering careers among promising high school students and to head off a potential shortage of engineers and scientists in the United States. Students will participate in activities such 'as robot and prosthesis design, signal processing and materials Those attending will hear presentations 'by engineers (rom government,' industry, universities and professional societies. Participants will also tour major

engineering projects in the Washington-Baltimore area. Those selected will receiv'e scholarships that cover all program costs except fOf transportation and a $100 non-refundable registration fee. Deadline for applications is May I, and winners will be notified by May 15. Engineering 2000 was funded by a gift from Jose Yglesias, a 1951 electrical engineering graduate of Catholic University and president of Syscon Corp. in Washington. Interested 'studentswho will graduate from high school in 1991 should write for applications to Dean Jol).n J. McCoy, S(:hoolof Engineering and Architectun;, The CathQlic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064. The completed application form must be accompanied by a copy of grade transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a science or rriath teacher.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., April 13, 1990 Now, probably someone is saying, "That's very nice, but it's not the Gospel." And I have to say back to you, take another look at your Bible. Everyone of these adapted commandments is taken directly from Jesus and his people and the way they handled themselves and their problems.

But here's a better way you can tell if these 10 rules are true to Jesus. Just sit down in a quiet spot and say, "Lord, would this help me, to live this way?" And listen. You quickly will know inside how well these commandments match up to what God wants for you.

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MICHAEL BARRY, second from left,. spoke during Bishop Stang High School's Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week about how he overcame heroin addiction and alcoholism to become a triathelete and campaigner against substance abuse. Also pictured are, from left, Cathy Baptiste, Scott Orr, Students· Against Drunk Driving advisor Sandra Charves, Elizabeth Medeiros and Deborah Amaral.




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Your Mothers Love Will Be Remembered At The Basilica Of The Annunciation Dear Friend: Do you remember yo.ur moth~rs love for you as a child? We all h.av~ a speCIal plac~ mour he~ for our mothers, cherIshmg our memOrIes ofgrowmg up. Iwant to help you remember your mother, grandmoth~rs, aunt:s, and othe~ who have shm:ed ~ maternal 'fl love myourlife at a mostJOYOUS celebration mthe ' ."..,....... · . .'... Holy Land.


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making a better life for poor mo~e~ and their families in our missions. In the remote mISSIOn areas served by the Oblates ofMary Immaculate, I've seen the griefof many mothers who have lost their children due to diseases, unclean water and malnutrition:... Your gift of $15 helps us supply antibIotics and moculations to protect young infants during their ~ritical first year oflife. Adonation of $25 can help bUIld wells to provide clean wate~ thereby preventing countless deaths ofyoung c h I l d r e n . . . And m drought-ravaged AfrIca, your gIft of $10 helps us distribute food to families with young child.r~n throughout the area served by our Mongu NutrItion Center.

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