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. By Jerry Filteau WASHINGTON (NC) Pope John Paul II has accepted the resignation of Archbishop William D. Borders of Baltimore and named Bishop William H. Keeler of Harrisburg, Pa., to succeed him as head of the nation's oldest see. Archbishop Pio Laghi, papal pronuncio to the United States, announced the appointment April II in Washington. Archbishop Keeler, 58, has headed the Harrisburg diocese since 1983. He is a leading figure in Catholic ecumenical affairs, and as secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops was the only U.S. bishop who was not an archbishop at the recent summit meeting in Rome of the U.S. archbishops with the pope and Vatican officials. Archbishop Borders, who has headed the Baltimore archdiocese since 1974, submitted his resignation, to the pope when he turned 75 last fall. In accepting his resignation, Pope John Paul named him archdiocesan administrator until his successor was installed. Baltimore was made the first diocese in the United States on Nov. 6,1789, when the U.S. hierarchy was established. On April 8, 1808, it was made the nation's first archdiocese. Archbishop Keeler will be its 14th archbishop. In addition to Archbishop John Carroll, the country's first bishop, Baltimore has been led by such historic figures as Archbishops Francis P. Kenrick and Martin J. Spalding and Cardinals James Gibbons and Lawrence Shehan.






ARCHBISHOP BORDERS William Henry Keeler was born in San Antonio, Texas, March 4, 1931, but grew up in Pennsylvania. He was ordained a priest of the Harrisburg diocese July 17, 1955, after studies at St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook, Pa., and the North American College in Rome. He received a licentiate in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1956. After two years as secretary of the Harrisburg diocesan tribunal, he returned to the Gregorian, where he earned a doctorate in canon law in 1961. From 1962 to 1965, he was an expert at the Second Vatican Council. H'e was pastor of Our Lady.of Good Counsel parish in Marysville, Pa., in 1964-65 and defender of the bond on the diocesan tribunal, 1961-66. He was named Harrisburg diocesan chancellor in 1969, auxiliary bishop in 1.979, and

ARCHBISHOP KEELER bishop on Nov: 15, 1983, following the death of Bishop Joseph T. Daley. Active in ecumenical and interreligious affairs at the diocesan and state level since the 1960s, the new Baltimore arch bishop has since 1980 played a growing role in national and international relations with other faiths. He was a member ofthe AnglicanRoman Catholic U.S. dialogue commission from 1980 to 1984, a member ofthe Joint Committee of Lutheran and Roman Catholic Bishops; chairman of the bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and' Interreligious Affairs, 1984-87, and episcopal moderator of Catholico Jewish relations for the U.S. bishops since 1988. He is also a member of the international Catholic-Orthodox dialogue commission. In 1985, he received the AmeTurn to Page Six

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (NC) - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's recent criticisms of the state of catechesis in the United States are "devastating," Bishop Raymond A. Lucker of New Ulm, Minn., told religious educators April 3. "I believed that we were in the midst of catechetical renewal," Bishop Lucker told about 400 members of the National Conference of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education at their convention in Sacramento. Also among speakers was Archbishop Patrick F. Flores of San Antonio, Texas. Bishop Lucker, episcopal moderatorfor the organization, referred to remarks by Cardinal Ratzinger, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine ofthe Faith, and by Cardinal John J. O'Connor of'New Yorkduringthe March8-11 meeting between U.S. bishops and Vatican officials. CardinarRatzinger was addressing the teaching role of bishops and said that since the Second Vatican Council religious education "has been turned over to the socalled professional," resulting in "a confusion of voices, making it all the more difficult to recognize that of the Gospel." Cardinal O'Connor said that some "years of confusion and diversity" in catechetical instruction materials used in Catholic schools and religious education programs

"have left an entire generation in a state of ambiguity." Bishop Lucker said that if what the two cardinals said was true, then there has not been a catechetical renewal and that the church would have to go back in time. In the 1950s, a catechetical renewal which began in the United States and was spurred on by Vatican II emphasized teaching accurate doctrine "to call forth a response to faith," as well as adult catechesis and formation, Bishop Lucker said. "If it is not true, then we have an enormous communicatioBs problem with our own bishops and with many other people who would probably agree with their assessments," Bishop Lucker said. "Or if the renewal as we understand it is misunderstood, then we have a great deal of explaining to do." One of the major problems facing the U.S. Catholic Church is the need for an ongoing conversion of adults such as "cultural Catholics" who are alienated or may be registered at parishes, but "their faith doesn't affect their daily lives." Bishop Lucker praised the mall)' volunteer catechists who serve in parish programs and said their work is "the most effective adult education program that's taking place in parishes ... because their lives are being changed." Turn to Page Six

"Death march" draws 300,000 pro-choicers WASHINGTON (NC) - Catholic nuns, lay people and college students were among hundreds of thousands who participated April 9 in a march organized by the National Organization for Women to keep abortion legal. The U.S. Capitol police and the District of Columbia police estimated the crowd at 300,000. It was the largest single demonstration in the nation's capital in recent years, surpassing the 250,000 who gathered in 1963 for the March on Washington. The biggest rally crowd ever recorded was I million for a protest against the Vietnam War. As the NOW marchers demonstrated in Washington, some 50 people gathered in cold rain at Alternatives, a New Bedford abortion clinic. They were there, said Mary Ann Booth, a right to life advocate, because "Catholics and other people offaith are called to a time of prayer and fasting in reparation for the sin of abortion which has been allowed to continue for 16 years,"

Led by Father Louis R. Boivin, pastor, and Father Marc H. Bergeron, parochial vicar at St. Joseph parish, New Bedford, the group prayed for abortion victims, their parents and those who profit financially from performing abortions.

Also prayed for, said Mrs. Booth, were "women who demand the socalled right to have children killed before birth...and the Supreme Court justices who will soon be hearing a case which could reverse Roe vs. Wade, thereby limiting

our present unrestricted abortion laws. "We pray that the people of this nation who tolerate abortion may come to a deeper understanding of the commandment: 'Thou shalt not kill,' .. concluded Mrs. Booth.


A FATHER and daughter read a sign explaining the "Cemetery ofthe Innocents" erected last week at Washington's Reflecting Pool. Its 4,400 crosses symbolized the number of abortions estimated to take place daily in the United States. Right-to-lifers prayed at the site during Sunday's march. (NC photo)

In Washington, abortion opponent Judie Brown ofthe American Life League, at a press con,ference on Capitol Hill called the march "a march for death a.nd economic destruction." Assembled in Lafayette Park, near the White House, were about 100 pro-life demonstrators, including Joseph Scheidler, head of the Pro-Life Action League in Chicago. Led by NOW president Molly Yard, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and several Hollywood celebrities, including actresses Whoopi Goldberg, Cybill Shepherd and Marlo Thomas, marchers jammed Constitution Avenue as they streamed towards a Capitol rally. Many waved wire coathangers as symbols of illegal abortion and shouted, "We won't go back." NOW organizers said the turnout illustrated abortion rights groups' fear - and abortion opponents' hope - that the Supreme Court will use an upcoming case to limit abortion or overturn the Roe Turn to Page Six

Sacred lIearts Community marks centennial of leper priest Sacred Hearts Community priests, brothers and sisters in the Greater New Bedford and Fall River areas are joining with their fellow-religious from throughout the world this month to celebrate the IOOth anniversary of the death of their most famous confrere. 100 years ago tomorrow, Father Damien DeVeuster,, the world-renowned "leper priest," died on the Hawaiian island of Molokai at age 49. He had gone to that tropical island paradise 16 years earlier, a .vigorous Flemish-born man in the prime of life. What he founq. was hell on earth. Molokai was a dumping ground for people from all " over Hawaii who had contracted "leprosy. As had.been the case since time immemorial, there was general horror of this disfiguring and then uncontrollable disease. The lepers had virtually no medical or other care and were also without spiritual attention. Damien volunteered to join them, fully aware that he was quite likely signing on for a lifetime of exile himself. "Many have corne to work here over the years but only one stayed and was one of us and that was Father Damien." Those words were spoken by a current resident of Molokai, still a residential colony for penions with leprosy. Since the disease is now controllable, no new patients are sent there but those for whom it has been home for many years remain. During' Damien's 16 years on the island, the colony became a community. He marshalled the

St. Anne's Hospital gratefully ac· knowledges contributions that we have received to the Remembrance Fund during March, 1989. Through the remembrance and honor of these lives, St. Anne's can continue its "Car· ing With Excellence."

Dorothy Barboza Dr. Adolph Bender Rev. Adrien E. Bernier Michael Norbert Berube Georgiana Botelho Mrs. Clara Cavaco Mr. Arthur Chadinha Lucille Cote Alfred Da nis Amedeo DeNardo Imelda Desjardins Juliette M. Desrochers Jean F. Drzal Luis C. Dupere Arthur Fingleton Alice Gauthier Everett Goncalo Mrs. Antonina Gurgon Miss Blanche Jolivet Clayton B. Lambert Alfred Larrivee Joseph P. LePage, Jr. Josephine Levesque Margaret Lord Lionel A. Mailloux Juliette and Roger Maltais Mrs. Gertrude McDonald Raymond J. McMullen Lucille Mercier Joseph A. Nannery Edward 1. Oliveira Patricia O'Neil Ronald P. Souza Mrs. Julia Stasiowski Alfred J. Sullivan Alfred Swidey William Swindlehurst Ernest H. Vickers Doris Wilson

residents into a corps of people with hope. He begged, borrowed or bought· materials and with the" aid of the lepers built churches, houses and athletic grounds, developed pure water facilities and arranged for medica"1 services. Sacred Hearts brothers came to care for abandoned orphans and Franciscan Sisters were nurses and teachers. The famous Civil War veteran from Vermont, Ira Dutton, served for more than 30 years as Brother Joseph. II years after arriving at Molokai, Damien discovered that he fully shared the lot of his people, He too was a leper. He fought the ravages of the disease and was bedridden only briefly at the end of his life. By the time of his death on April 15, 1889, the story of his sacrifice had inspired people of all faiths and none throughout the world. The most eloquent testimonial to him was the famous "Letter to the Rev. "Doctor Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was written in response to' a malicious effort to discredit Damien's reputation and work. In the 100 years since Damien's death, the general attitude tow~rds people with leprosy has been'completely transformed; in fact, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, one of his strongest admirers,. considers this his greatest miracle. She said as much to Pope John Paul II in urging that Damien be raised to the altars of the Roman Catholic Church. Throughout the year centenary observances will be held, with Belgium and Hawaii, the two poles of Damien's life, the principal locales of observan"ces on the centennial..... weekend, tomorrow and Sunday. In New Bedford, the moving one-man play "Damien" will be performed at the Zeiterion Theater at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the box office or area parishes staffed by the Sacred Hearts Community. An e~hibit on Damien will be on view at the main New Bedford Public Library through tomorrow and will be transferred to the Buttonwood library branch for the remainder of April. . In the Fall River diocese Sacred Hearts personnel serve in parishes on Cape Cod and in Acushnet, Fairhaven and New Bedford. They also staff a retreat center in Wareham, and St. Joseph's School and

SiR We are grateful to those who thoughtfully named St. Anne's Hospital's Remembrance Fund.

FATHER DAMIEN at an advanced stage of leprosy.

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parish religious education program in Fairhaven. Sacred Hearts Sisters maintain a House of Prayer in Fall River and a Sacred Hearts priest is chaplain at Sacred Heart Nursing Home, New Bedford.

Jesuitstold to clear statements with superiors The

VA T1CAN CITY (NC) superior general of the 25,000member Society of Jesus says those members must check with their superiors before signing any public declaration likely to be "controversial." In a letter to all major superiors of the order, Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach said that a 1975 directive of the Society of Jesus still a pplied to such public declarations. "Failure to observe this directive could lead to the society losing the trust it needs to accomplish its mission or could give it an image which, even if not true, might discourage vocations and prevent a greater good," Father Kolvenbach wrote. A member of the Jesuit curia in Rome said the letter was not specifically responding to a recent German-language statement signed by 163 northern European theologians which was highly critical of Pope John Paull!. Several Jesuits were among the signers of that "Cologne statemem." "The' Cologne statement may have simply been the occasion to draw attention to what is and has been a policy of the order," said Father Francesco Farusi, director of the order's information office. "This was directed to the whole order, not just to the Germanspeaking provinces," Father Farusi said. In his letter, Father Kolvenbach said only that "it sometimes happens that Jesuits make public declarations or support collective declarations on topics which for one reason or another can be ,embarrassing." Quoting from a 1975 directive titled "Guidelines for Provincials," Father Kolvenbach said any Jesuit "making a public statement or taking public action which is likely to be controversial" should "discuss it with his local superior." Father Kolvenbach said the directive does not forbid all such public declarations, but reminds Jesuits that such actions necessarily involve the order's members and institutions. Jesuits should avoid supporting "declarations which are based less on facts than on suppositions or rumors, and adherence to writings ·or declarations whose precise content is not known personally." He also warned that the "tone" and "manner of publication" of a statement must be considered. "Jesuits should avoid sIJPporting any declaration whatever whose presentation is in contradiction to the spirit of our vocation and· ecclesial mission." The provincial must take "appropriate action" when a Jesuit ':consistently engages in controversial activity without the approval of his superiors," he concluded.


Other issues


Appeal kickoff is Wednesday Father Richard L. Chretien, New Bedford area director ofthe annual Catholic Charities Appeal, will be among directors present at the' Appeal" kickoff meeting, to take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River. For the 19th year, Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will be keynote speaker at the meeting, at which more than 800 priests, religious and laypersons are expected to be present. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, diocesan Appeal director, will be program master of ceremonies and will explain Appeal procedures. Msgr. Luiz G. Mendonca, di, ocesan vicar general, will offer the opening prayer, to be followed by singing of the National Anthem, led by Kenneth Leger. Pre-meeting music and a sing-along program will be by the Monte Music Group. Rev. Horace J. Travassos, rector of St. Mary's Cathedral and director of the Diocesan Office of Family Ministry, one of the many apostolates supported by the CCA, will explain ministry activities. The role of the laity in the Appeal will be described by David L. Hautanen, 1989 lay chairman. A closing prayer will be offered by Msgr. John J. Oliveira, diocesan chancellor, and "God Bless America" will be led by Kenneth Leger.

Diaconal ordination for Taunton native Michael L. Phillipino Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Phillipino of Taunton and a nephew of Rev. Lucio B. Phillipino, pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, North Easton, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate for the diocese of Norwich, Conn., at II a.m. Tuesday in St. John Church, Cromwell, Conn. He and 14 other candidates will be ordained by Norwich Bishop Daniel P. Reilly. All are students at Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell. Following diaconal ordination, Rev. Mr. Phillipino will complete his studies and receive a parish assignment in the Norwich diocese prior to pri~stly ordination next year. A native of Taunton, he is a graduate of Coyle High School in that city and Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater. Prior to beginning studies for the priesthood, he taught at SS. Peter and Paul School, Fall Rive~. He is a candidate for a master of arts degree next month and will receive a master's in divinity next year. A sister, Anne Marie Friedlander, resides in Fall River and a brother, Dr. Vincent Phillipino, in Little Ferry, N.J.

Is there no issue save abortion? As an ancient protestant against it and communism and related evils, I venture to suggest that the cacophony has got out of hand, indeed unbridled. The murder ofthe unborn is but one aspect - and of course important - in the dedicated drive to establish diabolism. But the con:centrated fury of the opposition blinds the crusaders to the spate of other evils. In his tirade and justifiable anger at the distaste of TV, Cardinal O'Connor is utterly right. Drugs, 'rampant sex in films, advertising, 'rock music, corruption in business and politics, many of tl1e practitioners of which are nominal Catholi<;s, are other elements of the national scene that deserve protest. It is my recollection that we 'demonstrators of an earlier time conducted ourselves in an orderly and restrained manner, and with effectiveness. But these protests are now out of control, causing much expense to communities in ,dire need of tax dollars. Is one to suppose that police ,officers, engaged in quelling the disturbances, enjoy such duty? They too have families, may indeed be personally opposed to murder of I the unborn. , It seems to me that clerical au'thorities might urge restraint upon the undeniably right activists and urge their attention to equally vital issues as Cardinal O'Connor did this past week-end. Bernard .McCabe South Yarmouth

Operation Rescue LOS ANGELES (NC) - Operation Rescue has helped people realize "what the deaths of some 23 million unborn really mean for us and our nation," said Los Angeles Archbishop Roger M. Mahony. "Whether or not one agrees ,with all the tactics" of protesters 'who block entrances to abortion clinics, "this group has certainly brought the tragic crime of abortion into full focus," the archbi- shop said. A pre-Easter "Holy Week of Rescue" resulted in arrest 'of more than I, I00 Operation Res]cue participants.

praye~BOX Morning Offering

o Jesus, through the most pure heart of Mary, I offer thee all my prayers, works, Joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for all my sins, for the needs of people all over the world, for the intentions and needs of my own loved ones and for the Holy Father. A men.

Curran students lose case WASHINGTON (NC) - Five Catholic University of America theology students said April6 that they will not appeal a court dismissal of the lawsuit they filed against the university over its removal of Father Charles E. Curran from his teaching post in moral theology. The students' suit, claiming that the university violated its contract with them when it removed Father Curran, was summarily dismissed April 4 by Judge Frederick H. Weisberg of the District of Columbia Superior Court. Weisberg, who ruled in February that the university had not violated Father Curran's contract, said the students, who had expected to study moral theology under the priest, "got caught in the middle" of his dispute with' the university and were "the ultimate losers" in the case. "What happened to these students is certainly unfortunate; but their misfortune does not carry with it a claim for damages for breach of contract," he wrote. The students had filed a companion suit in 1987 after Father Curran sued the university for allegedly violating his contract by suspending him from teaching. The suspension followed a papally approved Vatican declaration that Father Curran was no longer eligible .to teach Catholic theology because of dissenting positions he held on certain Catholic teachings. After Weisberg ruled that the university acted within its rights in removing Father Curran from teaching theology, the university asked fQl" the summary dismissal of the students' case. In his ruling granting the university's request, Weisberg said the students' legal claims were so closely tied to Father Curran's that their case fell with his. "No student has a right to assume that available faculty will remain static or that the quality of an academic program will not improve or decline as faculty come and go," he said.

Family Ministry honors Father Sullivan .

Father Dalzell

40 years for Father Dalzell, Father James P. Dalzell, pastor' ofSt. Joseph's parish, Woods Hole, will mark 40 years of priesthood with a Mass of thanksgiving at St. Joseph's at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Born May 12, 1919, to the late Patrick and Mary (Gillen) Dalzell, ,the Boston native attended Archbishop Cheverus School, Jamaica Plain, St. Francis Xavier High School, Kingston, and Sacred Heart College, Girard, Pa. He prepared for the priesthood at St. Mary's Seminary, Techny, Ill., and was ordained in Techny by the late Archbishop William D. O'Brien on April 23, 1949. After serving as parochial vicar at St. Francis Xavier parish, Metairie,.La., he came to the Fall River diocese in 1957 and was parochial vicar at St. Kilian parish, New Bedford; St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis; and St. Patrick, Fall. River. Father Dalzell' has been pastor at Our Lady of the Isle parish, Nantucket, and St. Mary's, Norton. He became the leader of the Woods Hole Catholic community June I, 1977. The jubilarian has served as chaplain of the Cape Cod Newman Club.

Father Matthew F. Sullivan, SS.Cc., is this year's winner ofthe Family Ministry Award of the Diocesan Office of Family Ministry. The Sacred Hearts Father, described by Family Ministry program director Scottie Foley as "an ideal priest who brings a sense of God's presence into this office," was cited for his direction of the New Bedford area support group for separated/ divorced Catholics. He has directed the group for more than four years and also works with the marriage preparation program of the New Bedford deanery of the diocese. "He is always there for people," said Mrs. Foley, also noting Father Sullivan's cheerful disposition and unassuming nature. His award plaque states that it is presented "for his many years of service to,the people of God, especially for his ministry to the divorced and separated." Most of those years of service have been spent in the Fall River diocese. A native of Jersey City, Father Sullivan was ordained in 1955 after preparing for the priesthood in Fairhaven and at Sacred Hearts seminaries in Washington, DC, and in Jaffrey, NH. During his priesthood, he has been national director of the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the Home program. Headquartered at the Sacred Hearts provincial house in Fairhaven, the program, founded in 1907, has over two and a half million participants. Father Sullivan, 64, has also been parochial vicar at St. Francis Xavier parish, Acushnet; chaplain at Sacred Heart Home, New Bedford; and pastor of St. Mary's parish, Fairhaven. He currently resides at St. Joseph's rectory, Fairhaven, and is chaplain at the Bristol ~ounty House of Correction and the Eastern Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center. The Family Ministry Award was

presented last Sunday at St. Mary's School, New Bedford, in the context of an enrichmont day for participants in Ministry Office programs. The day included two addresses by Dr. David Thomas, "shareshops" and a closing dinner.

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Abp. Pilarczyk discusses bishop-theologian seesaw WASHINGTON (NC) - Current tensions between bishops and theologians are "a struggle for balance," says Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk. "Theologians are "primarily scholars and secondarily contributors to the pastoral endeavor of the church, Bishops are primarily pastoral leaders and secondarily ·evaluators of the results of the labors of theologians," said the archbishop ata recent speech at Catholic University in Washington. "The various elements which contribute to the teaching mission of the church are striving to find their right' relative proportions so that we will find ourselves in a state of doctrinal health," he said. The archbishop, chairman of Catholic University's board of trustees, compared the current struggle for balance in church teaching to the challenge many Americans are facing in balancing diet and exercise regimens. ' If the work of the theoiogian

had no impact on the church's mission or ministry, there would be no reason for a bishop to pass judgement on it, he said.

"The church does not exist so that theologians can theologize, any more than'the church exists so that bishops will have a place to exercise their authority." Because theologians influence the church - most directly by teaching future ministers or educating future theologians - the bishop must be able to pass judgment on their work. "Kudos from one's peers is sweet . and publication in Theological Studies is pleasant, but fundamentally theologians do what they do because they hope to make a contribution to the life of the church," Archbishop Pilarczyk said. _ While the bishop's judgment may be "too restrictive or too permissive" at times, he bears "the responsibility for pastoral leadership in the church in all its aspects," the archbishop said. "Bishops need theologians to do the exploration and testing that makes for progress in our understanding of and response to the truths of revelation," he said. At the same time, the archbishop said, "theologians need bishops to translate their studies into pastoral teaching and practices. "

"Neither can do without the other," he said. "Neither can substitute for the other,"

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the moorins.-, The Campaign Is Underway Last Sunday in Washington, in the presence of Molly Yard, Morgan Fairchild, Gloria Steinem and our' own Evelyn Murphy, various political hopes were cheered, supported and encouraged. But the hopefuls could hardly miss seeing the "Cemetery of the' Innocents" erected by pro-life groups at the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool. The cemetery of 4,400 crosses symbolized the average number of abortions performed every day in this country. There have been over 1.6 million abortions performed annually since the 1973 granting of the Supreme Court license known as Roe vs. Wade. The current turmoil with regard to abortion rights stems from the January decision of the court to review an abortion case froIn Missouri. The fact that the Bush administration has urged the court to use the case as a means to overturn Roe vs. Wade had driven pro-abortion groups into a frenzy. Few people really believe that the court will actually reverse Roe vs, Wade but it could uphold the Missouri law. If this happens, much action with regard to abortion rights would revert to the states, meaning that in some situations state legislators could curtail access to abortion on demand. This is what's causing 'all the commotion. Pro-abortion coalitions did not expect pro-life forces to surface after 1973. -But since right-to-life groups are no longer a silent majority, abortion supporters have lost the spotlight. Given the number of old stagers in their groups, they don't want to be relegated to the category of has-beens. They need the national media and last weekend's Washington rally was a real attempt to capture' attention for their cause, , ,Coming to the pro-life issue in' our own state, no one can ignore the fact that our politics is dominated by extreme

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"Winter is now past, the rain is over and gone, the flowers have appeared, . the time of pruning is come, the song o~ the dove is heard in our land." Cant. 2:11-12


tion was enhanced by the recent presidential campaign of Dukakis. It is obvious that the people ofthe state are more oriented to personalities than to issues., When it comes to casting b~llots, the electorate has a long history of ignoring real difficulties and questions in favor of party politics and celebrities. ' In fact, the razzle-dazzle of Massachusetts politics has a tendency to make fools of us all. Because the state is dominated by an e:ntrenched liberal Democratic machine, there are few real opportunities for freedom of choice. In most cases~ everything is settled before the people go to the polls. ' This is what must change in Massachusetts. Candidates should be evaluated in light of the pro-abortion politics that have distracted many elements of state government from the real issues that must be addressed for the good of all our people. Many days remain before the next gubernatorial election. However, it behooves all who see life as a precious gift from God, not the state, to scrutinize stands tak~n even now by potential candidates. The Editor

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WASHINGTON (NC) - Over Reese, author ofa new book about the past 70 years, the U.S. bishops' the U.S. archbishops. conference has evolved from' a Today the U.S. bishops are organWashington lobby to a democratic ized as the National Conference of body making decisions which im- Catholic Bishops (NCCB), a strictly . pact the life ofthe church as well as ecclesiastical body with defined influence the life of society, said juridical authority over the U.S. speakers at a March 28 forum. Catholic Church; and the United Documents being prepared for States Catholic Conference the U.S. bishops show some of the (USCC), which carries out the civmll-jor issues facing the conference ic/ religious work of the U.S. Cathtoday: the role of women in the olic Church. church and society, the church's The NCCB was established in response to acquired immune 1966 in line with directives from deficiency syndrome and the rela- the Second Vatican Council; in tionship of bishops and theologi- 1967 the USCC succeeded the ans, said Jesuit Father Thomas J. NCWC and, explains the 1989 Reese, 'one of the forum par- Catholic Almanac, "is a civil corticipants. poration related to the NCCB in Father Reese, a fellow of the membership and directive control Woodstock Theological Center, but distinct from it in purpose and was one of three panelists at the function. For most of its life, the old Woodstock-sponsored forum held at Georgetown University in WashNCWC was dominated by a few ington. The theme of the forum bishops and its Washington staff, was "A Conspiracy of Bishops: said Jesuit Father Gerald P. FoEvolving Authority of the U.S. garty, professor of church history , at the University of Virginia in Bishops' Conference." From its organization in 1919 as Charlottesville. the National Catholic Welfare Coun- , It was at the Second Vatican cil until the Second Vatican CounCouncil that conferences came to cil, the conference did not make be seen as "agencies that could decisions impacting practice of the manage the change, otherwise there faith, Father Reese said. would be chaos," Father Reese Only when faced with the reforms said. and changes mandated by Vatican For the old NCWC, "the heart II did it become "absolutely necesof its public policy initiatives was sary" for bishops' conferences to the family," said Elizabeth K. Mcexist and to unite in making deciKeown, professor of church hissions about the life of the church in tory at Georgetown. their country. orregion, said Father, But the old conference did, not


h~ve the hoped-for success in shaping social policies and institutions, and it became consumed with defending the Catholic Church, she said. i Reanimated as the USCC, Ms. McKeown said, its stature has grown by its ability to help "Catholic Christians make positive contributions to society." : The emphasis on family issues and family values, she said, "has remained consistent." . Even before the Second Vatican Council, Father Reese said, the ~.S. bishops, through the NCWC, ~ere addressing socialjustice issues such as civil rights, the economy artd U.S. foreign policy. , He said that the social policy p6sitions adopted by the conference have enjoyed a wider consensus among the bishops than have d~cisions about church life and p,ractice. , , The voting tallies show that the nj.ost controversial peace and justice issues for the bishops since 1966 have been opposition to capi- , tal punishment and support for the Panama Canal treaty, Father Reese said. Both positions were adopted by a simple majority. I By contrast, the peace pastoral a~d the economics pastoral each p!lssed with only nine dissenting votes among the more than 200 bishops voting. i "The debate over communion in the hand went on longer than the debate on. nuclear weapons," h,e said. I

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I had just finished alecture on anger and asked for questions. A woman said resignedly, "This is good stuff 'and it would help my marriage but until my husband hears it, what's the point? I can read and go to workshops like this but he couldn't care,less." There were heads nodding all over the female audience. The woman continued, "He thinks how we get along is my responsibility and he doesn't want to be bothered by talking about it. What is it with men? Do they want good marriages as long as they don't have to put anything into them? I'm ready to give up arid leave." The audience applauded. After years of conducting seminars on marriage and parenting, I've come to the conclusion that few of us know how to go about developing and dealing with the relationships that are most fundamental to our personal lives. We don't know what to look for in a relationship before we enter it or how to improve it once committed. We don't know how to renegotiate relationships with our parents once we're grown. We don't know how to develop good relationships with our children. We do our best with what little we know. But we know so little. It's fair to say that most people don't seek information on rela-

tionships until there's a problem so severe that it's often too late. If they'd had the information earlier, they might have recognized warning signals and applied techniques to deal with budding problems of marriage and parenting. Today, more than ever before in history, there are workshops, books and other resources available. Sadly, these tend to be attended by women and rarely by men, who still seem to believe relationships are a woman's responsibility. If. we're going to address healthy marriages, this attitude has to change. When half a marriage gains Insights and solutions into a relational problem and the other half shows no interest, there's likely to be an anger and despair that damages the relationship even further. We need to ask where the men are and why do they opt out. Does it take impending divorce to interest them? Why? I recall a friend whose marriage was half-good, at best. She tried to get her husband to attend a marriage encounter, marriage workshops and marriage counseling, without success. But when she decided to leave the marriage, he came to us. "Everything was fine. All of sudden she wants a divorce. What's with her?" Little good it did to point' out to

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him that he had ignored the signals for years. He was angry and righteous. Sure, she complained, but that was nothing new. How was he supposed to know she was serious?

Q. My daughter in her mid-20s has m~ved into an apartment with a youJg man. They are both Catholic b~t now are not practicing their faith at all. I am confused as to hoW to ha'ndle this situation. Eve~yone tells me to keep the doori:Pen. How do you do this and n t appear to them that you have ccepted their situation? If e invite her to family functions ~he will not come unless he is invited too. Should he' be invited? We n~ed help. (Indiana)

In the anger workshop I mentioned, woman after woman talked of her husband's disinterest in improving their relationship. "Please me and we'll get along," seemed to be the common husband message. Well, truth is women are no longer willing to submerge themselves to their husband's expectations. Wives expect to be respected and to be heard. If there's no indication that this is about to happen, they start looking at alternatives: moving, job, separation, divorce. By this time, of course, the damage is too often done. Just as husbands begin to grasp what their wives have been saying, their wives hav.e decided there's nothing worth saving. So, men, it's in your court. Are you one of those who refuses to read the book your wife offers you or scoffs at the idea of a marriage encounter? If so, you're ignoring a signal.

FATHER JOHN DIETZEN ing basically its present form somewhere around the year 200. Q. In confession recently a priest did not know the answer and suggested I write to you. May the children of tw'o first cousins marry without a dispensation? With a dispensation? (Pennsylvania)

A. Present church law forbids a marriage within the fourth degree of collateral relationship. That would include first cousins. A dispensation would be required for I nded help on this also! For the marriage of first cousins. The parents and . honest friends, deci- marriage of their children is com, I. slOns like thIs are never easy and pletely permissible according to indeed should not be; seldom if Catholic Church law. No dispenever afe they black and white. ' sation is needed. So m any legitimate concerns A free brochure on confession enter t e picture. You want to love without serious sin and other quesyour aughter and you want her tions about the sacrament of penunder any circumstances to be ance is available by sending a sure 0 that, first of all. You want to ShOJW at least decent Christian stamped, self-addressed envelope to Father Dietzen" Holy Trinity politn ss to her friend. Church, 704 N. Main St., BlooYo want to respect and be minton, III. 61701. Questions for faithfjl to your own convictions this column should be addressed about what is right. You want to to Father Dietzen at the same ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-I helpyurdaug~erav~ddeci~om addusL that Y9u know will be detrimental ' By ~~e~erl future ha~pine.~s and full

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identified. Just as a boil needs to be lanced to release the ,.poison, EUGENE, paipful p<?inted '1ue~tions nee(Ho, ·l" b,~.asked t9.g et at the problems pf ,HEMRICK ,pnesth?od. If we bury o~r heads we a VOId problems that WIll. fester, . So h0:-V do w~ ~ontend WIth try!ng to think ,?:osltl.velya.n,d y~t face To be overly optimIstIC is to up .to the worst In a sltl.!atlOn? I . be.he~e we need .a new type of drug our minds abou't the truth. If the priesthood is ever to be thl.nklng. that stnkes a .b.alance, healthy and to grow, those responbeing neIther overly p~slt1ve nor sible for it ~ill need·a new type of overly focused on negatIves: . To. dwell on .ever~thl~g heart. It is a heart that is balanced. It is a hopeful heart that desires to that I~ wro~g WIth us IS to l~vI~e have the best of scenarios, but one despaIr. It IS to deny that bfe IS strong enough continuously to redeemable. search out the truth no matter how difficult it is to face.

mism regarding the' priest-·, hood. I n one sense this is good _ but then, it could be disastrous. The downward trends indicate we will have at least 45 percent fewer priests then we had in ttie 1960s. Seminary enrollment has dropped another 3 percent in 1988 and few priests will deny there is a morale problem in the priesthood. Lately, when I have reported these figures I have been told that this may be true but that there also are many good things happening. For instance, there is less chance of priests being taken for granted. Bishops are listening to them and new support systems have been developed. There have also been renewed efforts to recruit vocations. April 15 And conversations are frequently 1908, Rev. Christopher G. on the brighter side of the priestHughes, D.O., Rector, Cathedral, hood. It is almost as if the Rev. Fall River Norman Vincent Peale's book on April 16 positive thinking had been put 1928, Rev. Arthur E. Langlois, into practice. On Sick Leave, Denver, Colorado A positive attitude is good. OptiApril 18 mistic thinking causes change with1985, Rev. Wilfred C. Boulanger, in people; for the bette'r. Change MS., LaSalette Shrine"Attleboro strategists tell us thatbhe way to , 19~5, Rev. Hugh B. Harrold, change a situation islo get people to dwell on the best scenarios they' ~astor, St. Mary, Mansfield 1956, Rt: R~v: John F. McKeon, can imagine. ' P. R., Pastor, 5t. Lawrence,' New But optimistic thinking becomes Bedford disastrous to the priesthood when 1984, Rev. J:oao Vieira R~sendes, it causes 'a'nostrichlike, head-inRetired Pastor, Espirito Santo, the-sand reaction. 'As much as ." good things may be taking place,'ir Fall Riyer " Aprii 19 , still is tn.iethat fewe'r 'young men 1975, Rev. Msgr. Leo J. Duart, are entering seminaries. Past9r, St.Petet the Apo~tle, Morale is low, there are fewer Provincetown' , , priests arid they are older. And . ... . ' April 20 " though we know the Holy'SpiTit could turn ihe numbers 'around 1954, Rev. .Edward F. Coyle, quickly, right now there is no sign S.S., St. Mary Seminary, Baltithat this is happening. more, Maryland Something is causing thesetrends 1970, Rev. James E. O'Reilly, to move 11'1 a' negative direction Pastor Emeritus, Mt. Carmel, and that' sO'mething needs to be Seek9,nk. ,. '.. _ J~ , ,')

Sabbath rest ok'd WASHINGTON (NC) - Ruling unanimously 9-0, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the right of a Christian who belongs to ,no church to refuse to work on the Sabbath. The case, Frazee vs. (lllinois) Department of Employment Security, involved the state of lllinois' denial of unemployment benefits to William-frazee, w,~o, citing personal religious beliefs, declined to take a job requiring Sunday work. "Frazee's refusal was based on a,sincerely held religious belief,", wrote Justice Byron R. White in the Sl,lpreme Co~rt decision. "U nder our cases, he was entitled tq invoke First Am~ndment protection." _,


GQ9d moral choices, particularly ; · ones sfch as y,ou ~ac,~, .n~ver , out of ~ book or fro~ ghb adv},ce.• They ~rise out of'cin'infbrmed' and '. , re,f,lect ,ve, conscience, a deep faith, and, if possible, from a lot of experierice, one's own'or 'some'one else's." I'm fure that among our readers , are hu dreds, if not. thousands, of parent who have had to deal with this pe~sonally or who have insigh~s from p:ersonal experience. ' , HO~I do you handle it? And why? lease write and tell me about t. I wiV devote a future column to some ?f the responses that seem most llPfUI. A load of other parents w II be grateful. Q. n answer to a query that appea d in our paper several weeks ago y6u state ttJat the Apostle's Creed did nOJ come personally from t~e.apostles themselves. I recently came across an item in · a Cath~lic publication which seems: to co~tradict your statement. It , says thtlt each item ofthe Apostles' Creed [was inserted by one of the TwelV~ Apostles. . St. hilip putln: Suffered under Ponti ,s Pilate, was crucified"died · and w s buried. " St. ~ho~as. in~erted the part about lIescendmg mto hell. St. lJude, the part about the resurr~ction.of the body. And so on. Which are we to believe? Am I missin~ something? (New York)


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New leader Continued from Page One ricanism Award of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. He is also president of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, an organization of the state's Catholic bishops; vice president of the board of trustees of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association; and a member of the bishops' committee formed last year to write a pastoral statement on AIDS. William Donald Borders was born in Washington, Ind., Oct. 9, 1913. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, La., on May 18, 1940, after studies at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. After ordination he earned a master's degree in education at the University of Notre Dame and later studied church history and psychology at the University ofSt. Louis. He was an armed forces chaplain during World War II, and in the years that followed served as an educator, seminary official, university chaplain and parish priest. He was both pastor of St. Joseph's Cathedral in Baton Rouge and rector of St. Joseph Preparatory Seminary there from 1965 until 1968, when he was named first bishop of the newly formed diocese of Orlando, Fla. He was bishop of Orlando from

Critique Continued from Page One The bishop also expressed concern about the new profession of faith and oath of fidelity issued recently by the Vatican. Among those who ~ust take the new profession and oath are all candidates for the diaconate and persons receiving new assignments as pastors or as teachers of philosophy or theology in all Catholic seminaries and universities. "I don't like the attitude underlying it," Bishop Lucker said. "The implication is that you have to have someone take an oath because you're n9t quite sure that they ate true, orthodox or faithful." "I look at U.S. religious educators and there isn't a more loyal, faithful and committed group," he said. '''When you do something like this it's almost a last-ditch effort.... You see that the ship is sinki'1g and somehow you've got to demand that people do something." Archbishop Flores urged the religious educators to "carryon the teaching mission with new excitement, so that the message of Jesus is more clearly understood and more powerfully lived." He said parishes were wasting their time ifthey were not involved in the teaching ministry of the church. He also mentioned several concerns facing religious educators, including: - Surveys by the U.S. Catholic Conference since 1976 that show more than 6 million U.S. Catholic children and youths are "receiving absolutely no religious education." - Discrepancies between the number of children baptized in parishes and those who later receive the sacraments of Eucharist and confirmation. - What he called a lack of efforts to make new immigrants welcome in the church.

1968 until 1974, when he became 13th archbishop of Baltimore. He has been chairman of the bishops' Committee on Education and a member of the US. Catholic Conference Administrative Board, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops Administrative Committee, the bishops' Welfare Emergency Relief Committee and the committee for Women in Society and in the Church. He is also chairman ofthe NCCB " Committee f<;>r the Bicentennial of the Establishment of the U.S. Hierarchy, which has been preparing observances of the Baltimore archdiocese's 200th birthday, including a national meeting of the bishops in Baltimore this November.

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"Death march" Continued from Page One vs. Wade ruling that struck down state laws against abortion. On April 26, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case, Webster vs. Reproductive Health Services Inc., a dispute over a Missouri law scuttled by lower federal courts. As a three-hour rally went on at the Capitol, right-to-lifers prayed silently nearby at a "cemetery of the Innocents," consisting of 4,400 crosses placed by the American Coalition for Life at the Reflecting Pool to symbolize the number of abortions that take place each day. Many in the NOW march wore white and purple, the colors of the ST. MARY'S Church, Turn- suffragette movement at the turn ers Falls, Mass., announces of the century. Amongthem was Loretto Sister the 11th Commandment. (NC Maureen Fiedler of Mt. Rainier, photo) Md., who said she was there "to defend the moral adulthood of women." Sister Fiedler carried a sign that read, "Tenderhearted nuns for choice," a reference to remarks made in March by Cardinal Edouard Gagnon, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family sermon or join Bible study classes," at a meeting of U.S. ~ishops and but return to their Catholic parish Vatican officials. The cardinal "to have a baby baptized or for a warned against diocesan marriage funeral." tribunals including women religious The priest said the practice demon- because, he said, "their tender strates the need for the ,Catholic hearts" may "play tricks on them." Church to "put more resources "I believe abortion is a serious behind the words" of the National moral decision, a moral issue but, Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Minis- the decision belongs with the wotry, approved by the U.S. bishops man," she added. in ,1987. The plan called for reachSisterofSt. Joseph Jacquie Wethe ing out to Hispanics through develop- erholt from Detroit said she was a ing small Christian communities longtime supporter of women's and doing door-to-door evan- rights and "had no idea that there gelization. would be the shift to pro-choice, He said Hispanics are attracted but I'm supportive of what is into small church communities that volved [for a woman] in a decision offer services in Spanish. They' for an abortion." look favorably on "lots of singing Providence Sister Kathleen Desand offering of testimony, and a autels from St. Mary-of-thelot of focus on the Bible." Woods, Ind., said she too was for The Gallup study reported 57 letting women make the choice percent of Hispanics said religion themselves. was very important to them, but "Pro-choice is different than beonly 44 percent said they attend ing pro-abortion. Abortion is not church once a week. Forty-three something anybody wants," she percent of Hispanics said they had said. "It is always a need. The rich been invited to churches or syn- will always be able to have aboragogues other than their own. _ . tions, no matter what the law. The poorer you are, the less choice you have." Laurie Quinn, a freshman at WASHINGTON (NC) - The Jesuit-run Boston College, said she Campaign for Human Develop- believes in "a woman's right to ment in 1988 allocated some $6.9 choose." Catherine Darensbourg, million to 220 groups of disadvan- a Catholic student at Worcester taged people, but too many Cath- Polytech Institute in Massachuolics are unaware of the campaign setts, said Catholics "are children or its crucial work, according to of God" with "a right to choose for Larry Keen. "I think it's an oppor- themselves." Along the march route stood tunity, though a lot of Catholics Bill Yates of Annandale, Va., who don't seem to know what it's all brought his two sons with him to about," said Keen, a Richmond, Va., Catholic layman who chairs protest abortion as a violation of the National Advisory Committee civil rights, but he added the march of the campaign, the U.S. Catholic showed the country's freedom of Church's domestic anti-poverty speech "at work.... It's beautiful in a way, as much as I disagree with program. them." During the rally, Frances Kissling, head of Catholics for a Free HONG KONG (NC) - Two Choice, which opposes church American priests and a Shanghai- teaching on abortion, said in an born Hong Kong clergyman will interview "that if the battle is won temporarily join the teaching staff or lost on numbers, we're winning." , Despite her disagreement with at the government-approved Sheshan Regional Seminary near church teaching on abortion, she Shanghai, China, in September, a would remain a Catholic. "I'd raChinese church official said. "God ther fight than switch," she added. Catholic teaching against aborLoves China," a supplement to the Hong Kong diocese Chinese-lan- tion was reaffirmed in 1974 in a guage weekly, Kung Kao Po, iden- Vatican declaration that said tified the priests as Salesian Father Camouflage Joseph Zen Zekiun, Jesuit Father "Success has a great tendency to Edward Malatesta and Maryknoll conceal and throw a veil over the Father Lawrence Flynn. evil deeds of men." - Demosthenes

Gloomy prediction for Hispanic church goers WASHINGTON (NC) - Educated Hispanics "involved in the American system" appear to be among those most likely to stop going to church, says the president of the Mexican American Cultural Center. So do Hispanics who have moved, whether from nation to nation or city to city, said Claretian Father Rosendo Urrabazo, president of the center in San Antonio, Texas, Loss of churchgoers is a consequence of migra• tion, he said. On the other hand, unchurched Hispanics appear to be among those most apt to join churches -Protestant or Catholic - ifthey are invited and made to feel at home, said the priest. Father Urrabazo' based his remarks on results of a 1988 survey titled "The Unchurched American ... Ten Years Later," by the GallUp Organization Inc., and on his personal experience. The study said 38 percent of Hispanics said they stopped going to church because they "started making their own decisions." U.S. culture fosters independent thinking, said Father Urrabazo. "The more people get involved in the American system, the more critical they are of institutions in general." . He said, however, that he has seen "a hunger,to belong to a faith group" amol1g Hispanic community leaders who are not churchgoers and that there is "ample evidence" that non-Catholic churches in the United States are "making significant efforts to reach out to Hispanics." He told of a Methodist minister in Texas asked by members of his congregation to· place in his church a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a figure of special importance to Mexican and MexicanAmerican Catholics. The minister hesitated because he felt the painting "was such a Catholic symbol," said Father Urrabazo. But because he didn't want the people to feel rejected and because Methodists have similar Marian devotion, "somewhere in Texas there is a Methodist church with a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe." He said he has often heard of Hispanics who attend fundamentalist churches "to hear a good


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church tradition "has always held that human life must be protected and favored from the beginning" and that a "Christian can never conform to a law which is in itself immoral." ~ As marchers assembled o"n the Mall in the morning, the American Life League held a press conference on Capitol Hill. Calling the ,NOW march "a march for death and economic destruction," league president Ms. Brown said she was looking behind "the moral abomination of abortion" to see an America "destroying" its future. She announced a new national ~d campaign to focus on what she said was the economic impact of abortion: that there will be fewer young people to support an aging population. The first ad ran April 10 in the daily newspaper USA Today. Monica Migliorino of Milwaukee, a graduate-student at Jesuitrun Marquette University and director of Citizens for Life, held up a photo of an aborted baby to show "real beauty that's now crushed, mangled and distorted. This is what NOW is marching for today." . Dr. Mildred Jefferson, a physician who heads Right to Life Crusade, announced a new campaign "to liberate women from the new slavery of abortion." Dr. Jefferson, who is black, reh:ased'a "declaration o{independence," which said NOW and other groups supporting a woman's right to abortion have "imposed a new slavery on women" and would "keep down the costs of the poor by getting rid of who would run up the costs." Nellie Gray, president of the March for Life, said April 10 that the 300,000 in the NOW march should make "everybody who operates in the name of right-to-life to get up off their apathy andjoin the March for Life." "I think the majority of Americans are pro-life and sitting on their apathy," she added. "We can easily get that number of Roman G::atholics. I want to teli the bishops to come to March for Life and bring 50 percent of their parish·.'~ The annual March for Life, held Since 1974 on the anniversary of the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, has brought thousands of participants to Washington every year. Crowd size has ranged from 35,000 to 40,000 in 1977 to 50,000 to 65,000 in 1981 to 71,500 in 1985. In January 1989, 60,000 marched. The lowest number was 5,000 in 1987, a result of severe winter weather. I



Since the actual place of residence of BRENDA BRAESE VALENTINE is unknown. We cite BRENDA BRAESE VALENTINE to appear personally before the Tribunal of the Diocese of Fall River on Monday, April 18, 1989 at 2:30 p.m. at 887 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Massachusetts, to give testimony to establish: Whether the nullity of the marriage exists in the VALENTINE·BRAESE case? .Ordinaries of the place or other pastors having the knowledge of the residence of the above person, BRENDA BRAESE VALENTINE must see to it that,she is properly advised in regard to this edictal citation. Henry T. Munroe Judicial Vicar Given at the Tribunal, Fall River, Massachusetts, on this 10th day of April, 1989.

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CITY (NC)Church and state officials in Poland have agreed on proposed legislation granting the Catholic Church and its activities full legal standing for the first time under the country's communist government. A Vatican official said the move opens the way to full diplomatic relations between Poland and the Holy See. , A church-state commission had spent several years negotiating the proposed law, which was signed April 4 in Warsaw by Archbishop Jerzy Stroba of Poznan and Religious Affairs Minister Wladyslaw Lorane. It will be submitted to the Polish parliament within the month. Meanwhile, on April 5, after separate round-table talks also attended by church representatives, the government and the opposition leadership announced agreement on sweeping changes, including democratic elections and legalization of the trade union Solidarity. A Vatican official who closely follows Polish affairs said the church-state agreement was a landmark decision that satisfied church leaders. The agreement is a,"complete' and exhaustive document" that touches "practically all aspects of church life," said the official, who asked not to be identified. He said it would .establish Ic;gal standing for the church and its activities, recogni'ze 'church right: to hold proper~y and .goods and regulate their sale and purchase, and recognize church participation in such activities ~~ publis9ing, religious education and ministry to soldiers. The Vatican will wait for the parliament to act on the proposal, then will set a timetable with Polish officials to work.out diplomatic relations, he said.- The Polish government has beenp,ushing for a full diplomatic exchange with the Vatican for years. An April 5;tatement by the Polish bishops' conference said the agreement confirmed the intention by the church and the government to improve their relations; in the interest of Polish society. The bish6ps also said normali-' zation of diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Poland has the. full support of Polish society. Pope John Paul II has closely followed :political changes in, his native country, Vatican sources say. He was expected to meet April 19 with Solidarity leader Lech Walesa during a three-day visit by Walesa to Italy.

Think .of it WASHINGTON (NC) - Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez of Santa Fe, N.M., has called on the New Mexico legislature "in justice and in the economic interest of our state" to increase the state's min~ imum wage. "Think for a moment what it would be like to try to live on $3.35 an hour. That's a total of $6,700 annually for a fUll-time, 40hours-a-weekjob.... Simply life's, basics - rent, food, utilities; transportation, clothing - would eat up or, more than likely, exceed your net paycheck," said Archbishop Sanchez in an opinion piece in the Albuquerque Journal daily newspaper.

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LucIANO PAVAROTTI takes a bow with cast members "L'Elisir d' Amore" at 55. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Philadelphia. (NC photo)

Opera moves from theater to Philadelphia c~thedral PHILADELPHIA (NC) - Af-, While the academy and the ter Philadelphia's Academy of ,cathedral have different purposes, Music auditorium was declared they share the opulence and acousunsafe because ofa structural flaw, tical perfection which mark the the voice of tenor Luciano Pava- work of Napoleon Le Brun, a rotti filled Philadelphia's Cathe- 19th-century architect and designer of both buildings. dral of Sts. Peter and Paul. Cancellation of Pavarotti's re~ "It is great from an acoustical cent performance in Donizetti's point of view, it is fantastic," Pava. comedic opera "L'Eli'sir d' Amore" rotti said later. "We were so lucky was averted' with the last-minute to find a place like this. I cannot donation of the cathedral facilities. really thank enough Archbishop Pavarotti was performing with Bevilacqua and everybody else who the Opera Company of Philadel- made it possible." " phia an~ winners of the Luciano , Pavarotti later requested and Pavarotti International Voice received permission. for a second Competition. performance of the opera. ' "When the Opera' Company "He's been a great friend of found they could not use the ours, and he's done a lot foq>Ur academy, they began searching fOf schools," .M:sgr:Howard said, reanother location;"'said Francis':J. ferring to a 1986 Pavarotti concert Palamara, Opera Company board which raised' more than '$500,000 vice president and assistant to the for Philadelphia Catholic. schools. Philadelphia archdiocese's vicar for However, Msgr. lioward said; education. . the p,ermission was granteQ "be"Every possible hall for that cause of his contributions ,to the kind of work was committed,"-h'e arts of all generations." " said. "Mr. Pavarotti remembered As they did at the first Cathedral that the cathedral was a fine facil- performance; 'I?avarotti and the ity, and a: call was placed tcfthe company sang the ope'ra i'.l cosdiocese." ," tume, but without.a set. _ ,", But because Philadelphia ArchArchbishop !Jevilacqua listened bishop Anthony J. Bevilacqua and from a front-row-center pew, and Msgr. James J. fi oward,cathednll between acts visited Pavarotti in a rector, were out of town, the initial makeshift dressing room in the permission was tentative. cathedral rectory kitchen and preOpera Company officials spent sented the singer with a copy of the a gloomy afternoon in Pavarotti's history of the Philadelpnia archhotel suite, watching 'as lines of diocese.' , op~ra fans formed on rain-swept streets near the cathedral. About 6 p.m. the rain stopped, the sun came out and a perfect double rainbow formed over the cathedral. "It was magnificent," said Carol SaqiUllo, publicist for the Opera Company. Pavarotti, who had resisted all suggestions that the performance be canceled, "began giggling like a little boy, and we all knew this was a sign; permission would be granted,", Ms. Saraullo said.

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ing "Rain Man" at a Kentucky lfter a few nights going to the convent. convent with Sister McGann, stuSeveral scenes from the block- dent Matt Mattingly got his chance buster movie were shot at St. Anne as llO extra playing th,e piano. Provincial House in Melbourne, .1 Then, when filmmakers heard Ky., V .~~ headquarters for the Sis- ,Mattingly at a piano pllnking out ters of Divine Providence. ,original song for the autistic Hoffman is "so easygoing, so children who were working as very natural with people," said extras, ,they 'asked him tei write Sister Emerita McGann, who, like do'wn the music, paid for the tune other nuns, saw the filming when and later used it in the movie. I For the production, St. A~ne:s V nited Artists made the convent became Walbrook Home,an msttinto a movie set. Cruise "was more shy and reti- 'tl.ttion for autistic persons, and set cent, not as easy to approach as designers went 'to work on the Dustin," she said. "He w~nt back convent, which is surrounded by to his trailer as much as he could" woods at the top of an oak-lined drive. . when not shooting a sceni;. : They repositioned furniture in It may have been to avoid the teenage girls who slipped onto the parlors, built floor-to-ceiling convent grounds and chased him mahogany bookcases, turned a when he was not filming, she added. library into a game room, redecorated a bedroom, planted 8-foot "It was like they came out ofthe t~ees in front and shrubbery in trees," said Sister McGann, a tiack and resodded the Kentucky French professor at St. Thomas t>luegrass lawn. They even dug a More College in nearby Covingduck pond. ton, Ky. I . Most of the changes remained The Academy Award-winning J.hen the movie vans moved out, film stars Cruise as Charlie Bab- but not the duck pond. . bitt, who is trying to bilk his i "We have all we can do without brother, Raymond (Hoffman),!in taking care of ducks," said Sister autistic man, out of a $3.5 million McGann. inheritance. . :. The nuns adapted to accommoSister McGann, who after the ,date the film makers, Sister filming asked for and got the McGann said. ' director's chairs bearing the actors' , When they were shooting, we names, spoke mostly about Hoff- couldn't run the dishwasher or man, who helped one of her stu- ~ther machinery and couldn't talk dents get a bit part in the movie. above a whisper," she said. And She said the actor's openness not until the crew members left at gave her courage to ignore a movie night, could convent cleaning set rule and bring home three of chores begin. her college drama students one : But'all the trouble was worth it, night. s'aid the nun, who took dozens of She introduced them to Hoff- pictures of Hoffman and Cruise at man and said she wanted them to the convent and who attended the get a break. He advised them to fi,lm's premiere in nearby Cincinkeep quiet but 1'0 stay around. nati. "We were delighted." I


WASHINGTON(NC) - "Rain Man" teaches that there is mystery in all people, said a nun who works for the disabled. . Sister Rita Baum, a Sister of St. Joseph and executive director of the National Catholic Office for . Persons -With Disabilities, said Hoffman accurately portrays an autistic person locked inside himself who does not communicate if or what he thinks. \'Rain Man" was honored as best picture for 1988 at the 61st Academy Awards ceremony March 29, and Hoffman won for best actor. Sister Baum, in an interview before the awards ceremony, said that Hoffman's character, Raymond, teaches the audience about itself. There is mystery in everyone and "we're called to accept that," she said. "Rain Man" holds other messages as well, Sister Baum said. _ For example, both Raymond and his brother Charlie benefit from the relationship that develops between them, she said. Charlie "realizes it is possible to relate to a person he first saw as a cardboard figure in an institution," sbe said. "He grows in gentleness and maturity" and "learns to love someone he didn't see as lovable." And through the relationship, Raymond also grows as he "makes choices and is stretched beyond his limits." Sister Baum said the treatment of autism, a syndrome occuring in about four of ever.y 10,000 births, was unusual in "Rain Man" in that it presented an autistic adult. Most movies on the disorder focus on parents learning to communicate with their withdrawn children, she said. The movie showed the mental disorder "pretty realistically," except for a scene in a Las Vegas casino where Raymond is found to be a card shark, she said. Statistics show that 70 percent of those with autism also have some degree of mental retardation. Raymond, who can do complex math in his head, is a savant, a person with an inexplicable gift, and would be in the remaining 30 percent. Sister Baum described the challenge met by those who teach autistic children. Teachers often use music with a simple, frequent refrain to tap into the autistic person's compulsive . need .for routine and repetition, she said. For example, a teacher might have students hear the same .song over and over again in church, then play the song in the classroom to make the connection between the lesson and what goes on at worship, she explained. The V.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcasting hailed "Rain Man" and the performances by Hoffman and Cruise. It classified the film A-III - adults - because of "much profanity, a few intense but brief emotionally unhinged outbursts by the autistic SISTER EMERIT A McGailO with Tom Cruise (left) and protagonist and a fleeting offDustin Hoffman. (NC photo) camera sex scene."

He's got the music in him By Joe Motta Bach. Bernstein. Chopin. Mozart. Ouellette. You might not be familiar with that last name, but' if you're a music lover, chances \ire you'll see it again. ' , Robert G. Ouellette, 20 and a member: of St. George pa'rish, Westport, is a music major studying conducting and composition at Worcester's College ofthe Holy Cross. " He started pia'no lessons at age five. As a teen he phiyed in a rock band. And last January he directe'd his college choir before Pope John Paul II. Chances are you'll see his name again. Ouellette's big day came Jan. 4, when the Holy Cross College choir gave the first concert of a semesterbreak tour of Italy at a papal audience. • Bruce I. Miller, the choir's conductor, was stuck in an elevator moments before the 8o-voice group was to be bused to the Vatican. Ouellette, a junior who since last September has been Miller's Buckley photo assistant, found himself in charge BOB OUELLETTE just an hour before showtime. He warmed up his singers on the bus, now. He's a wonderful teacher. He Masses and plays 'with the Armaset up at the audience hall and was trained me very, very well." dillos, a rock band he helped found. preparing to conduct when, a Gingras, he stressed, developed Ouellette, who sang in a chilminute before starting time, a freed his love for music and his ability to dren's choir at his home parish, Miller arrived and took his right- look at a piece "and know inher- where he was also an altar server ful place. ently how to express it" over their and lector, will sing at St. George's Joining the vocalists, Ouellette, 12-year student-teacher associa- 75th anniversary MassOct. I. a high'tenor, sang during the pro- 'tion. He plans to attend graduate gram the choir offered before the. Bob's parent~, Norman and school, he says, to further his conpope made his entrance. He did, Lynette Ouellette, saw early on in ducting/ composition education though, conduct the group's rendi- their son traits much like those of and "hopefully get a doctorate and tion of "The Coventry Carol" after Mrs. Ouellette's father, Armand J. teach, as well as conduct prothe pontiffs arrival, during a Landry of Our Lady of Grace par- fessionally." second set of selections. ish, Westport, a onetime profes"I didn't have time to be ner- sional vaudeville magician who vous," Ouellette said, adding that was especially musical. , ONLY FULL,L1NE RELIGIOUS GIFT STORE ON THE CAPE the magnitude of his opportuJ'!.ity Ouellette noted that, when he "kind of hit me a little afterwards" was a youngster, his parents made • OPEN MON·SAT: 9-5:30 when he saw a photo of himself him practice the piano. SUMMER SCHEDULE conducting in L'Osservatore RoOPEN 7 DA "They knew I could do it," he mano, the daily newspaper of the said. ~-, ~"'" Holy See. The musician said he was "literOuellette began his music edu- ally caught" playing the piano by a Sullivan's cation with piano lessons from friend at Fall River's Bishop ConReligious Goods Normand Gingras, organist at St. nolly High School, from which he 428 Main SI HyanniS Anne's parish, Fall River. graduated in 1986, "If it wasn't for him," the stu775·4180 He still hadn't thought of makdent said, "I know I wouldn't be ing a career of music and was John & Mary Lees, Props, doing the music I'm doing right embarrassed when his friend complimented him on his playing. Later during his high school SOWETO, South Africa (NC) career Ouellette joined a rock band, AWIDE CHOICE OF SAVINGS - The editor of a Catholic-run "Atria," and played youth dances. & INVESTMENT PlANS South African weekly newspaper The group stayed together two feels as if he is hooked to a life- years. , "I love rock music," Ouellette support system with the South African government at the con- said. "Some rock music, music trols, said his wife. Zodwa Sisulu, that doesn't insult my intelligence." His favorite composers, he said, wife of Zwelakhe Sisulu, said her husband, editor of New Nation, include Wagner, Beethoven and Mahler, with whom he shares a the newspaper of the southern African bishops, cannot write any- May 22 birthday. He especially thing for publications or talk to enjoys, he said, 19th century roWIlli CONVENIENT OFFICES journalists. He may live at home, mantic music, large scale symllIROUGHOlTf SOlTfHEASTERN MA.'IS. but must report to the local police phonic works and operatic pieces. Ouellette entered Holy Cross as station twice daily and observe a a premed/ music student but quickdusk-to-dawn curfew, ly dropped his medical ambitions because "I loved music so much that I really wanted to do that proFLINT, Mich. (NC) - A pre- fessionally and nothing else." dominantly black Michigan parHis instructors at the Catholic ish is examining the sanctity of its college include Shirish Korde, the founde,r as the first step in promot- school's resident composer and its ing his cause for sainthood. ChrIst music department chairman; pianthe King Parish in Flint is asking ist and music historian Suzanna parishioners, nuns and priests who Waldbauer; and Boston Symphony knew Father Norman Du Kette, to Orchestra organist James David share their stories about him to Christie. The student said he will conhelp in investigation of his sanctinue as Miller's assistant during tity, said Lansing Bishop Kenneth his senior year. Also at Holy Cross, J. Povish, in whose diocese Flint is he is a cantor at Sunday sung located.

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"Ve get too soon old, and too due to some ingredient of the late schmart" was a saying I grew aging process." They based that conclusion on up with, but I haven't heard it lately. the fact that all four age groups It's a good thing, too, because it became consistently more liberal reveals a kind of rueful feeling that on issues involving race, sex and life has passed us by and nobody gender during the 25 years. And listens anymore. Actually seniors on almost every issue, the Journal are getting a lot more attention said, the oldest group changed in than in the past. We are no longer line with the younger ones. part of the invisible population. On law enforcement issues, the As our numbers and affluence country became more liberal on rise, we are more and more stud- legalizing marijuana, the socioloied, measured and interviewed as gists said, but more conservative demographers begin to report our on capital punishment. On the last growing impact on society, not issue, they said, the oldest group entirely, but partly because of our actually is the most liberal. Other issues studied include resipresence at the ballot box. New facts about us are brought dential desegregation, premarital to light· as pollsters and opinion sex, distribution of birth control samplers unearth statistics that ap- , information and voting for a qualpear to fly in the face of folk tales 'ified black or qualified woman for and familiar myths we grew up president. with. , Have you become more liberal The latest article of faith on on these issues as you have grown' aging to be challenged is the belief older? Conventional wisdom has that our social and political atti- had it that as we get older we get tudes become more rigid and con- smarter. Does getting smarter mean servative as we grow older. Two getting more liberal? Are we going to have to dump University of Vermont sociologists. say it ain't necessarily so. that old axiom that older is wiser? Stephen Cutler and Nicholas That wisdom comes with age? That Danigelis analyzed the answers to wise men (and women) are those polling questions during the last" with long life and the experience 25 years, accon;ling to the Wall that goes with it? Street Journal, and they claim our , The Vermont findings also fly in opinions change at the same pace the face of other studies (made by and in the same direction as every- Gallup and other reputable pollone else. sters) which claim that older peoAfter studying four separate age pie are more likely to become involved in church activities and more likely. groups, the researchers announced that the changes they founq "aren't " to agree with church teachings. :


Increasing support for distribut:ing birth control information and tolerance of premarital sex surely is the liberal position, but that does not make it the right one. Growing approval for these practices across all ages reveals more than anything else the quicksand in which society is mired. Without seeing the actual data in the Vermont study, one can still assume that though the views of seniors have changed in a liberal direction, like everyone else, it is' still possible to believe that most of us still o'ppose premarital sex, peddling birth control data and legalizing marijuana. Until that assumption is disproved, I will agree with an article by Rev. Rawley Myers, "Older Christians Are Wiser," in a devotional monthly, "The Annals ofSt. Anne de Beaupre." "Let us listen to our older people," Fr. Myers said. "They are closer to heave'nly wisdom than most others. They who have followed Jesus for years, walking in his footsteps, understand him better than anyone else around." In short, it's never too late to "get 'schmart."

By Joe Motta Margaret M. Booth didn't knock it till she tried it. And when she tried it she liked it. ' She liked it a lot. Mrs. Booth, a member of St. Mary's Cathedral parish, Fall Riv~ er, was "a little wary" of her sister and a friend, charismatic Catholics, when she first heard them praising God in quite expressive fashion. . "Try it," her sister told her. "Don't knock it. Try it first." For 14 years now, Mrs. Booth, 74, has been active in the House of Israel charismatic prayer group, which meets in nearby Tiverton, R.I., at the Holy Ghost School building. She also enjoys attending meetings of the Mary, Queen of Peace prayer group at St. Dom'inic's parish, Swansea. The Fall River native, mother of five, grandmother of six and greatgrandmother of four, has found her niche as an involved charismatic. Mrs. Booth resides at Fall River's Milliken Apartments, where for three years she has also been an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist. She notes with a sigh, though, that "a lot of people won't take communion from a layperson," , The retired lighting company assembly worker and Avon repre~ sentative has for four years lectored at the cathedral'and shared parish sacristan duties with friend Mary Hafey. She also lines up priests and deacons to conduct services for her prayer group and is for a second year volunteering as a Cathe-' dral School of Religion first grade teachers' aide. ' "Some ,of ,the kids are so ,cute," she says with. a chuckle. "And some of them you'd like tostrangle'."


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If there's one tense that andpQlitics, reflections far more drives oldei people crazy,jt's ,;~mplete, and insightful than DOLORES the past tense. We use it all the 'mme: .She has taught 'me how to age: CURRAN lime: "You were such a creative person," and "You were always my model," as opposed to; "You are so creative," and "I learn so much from you." I was delighted when I, read of an 89-year-old poet, Dorothy Dun~ can, who responded to a r'emark that she had lived a full life with, "Don't you past tense, me." , We' make a statement when we .past tense people. We are telling them their usefulness is over, that they have basically lived their lives, while we are present tense people. , Such a statement engages anger and depression, touching as it does everyone's innate fear that he or she is past usefulness. I've talked with people in their 70s and 80s who hear such comments and believe me they react ,with anger. We often fail to value the wisdom and lived experience of older people. They may not go out to work daily but they have much to teach us about ourselves, our culture, and our own 'future. , I have a friend who is 82 and in poor health. When I spend an a.fternoon with her, I leave reeling with her insights. She'reads and thinks, bringing past experiences into her reflections on modern life

With grace and how to interact with, the physically handicapped., When we go to lunch, we move at a sl~w pace. She hates it when peo~ pie' stand impatiently trying to close a car door as she negotiates the·difficuluask of entry. A stroke victim, she sometimes has difficulty finding the right words tb co:mplete a thought. "Don't finish sentences for old people," she teaches me. "It makes us feellikechildren." This slowing down i,s good for me because I tend to be a fasttrack person who dashes from here to there, filing my nails at red' li~hts., After an after'1oo,n with my fnend, I come home excited in mind and relaxed in body. . This is the same friend who went to a very young physician ~ho asked her officiously, "When did: you first notice sign's of aging?" "When ,I lost my first baby' tooth," she replied. He didn't react. Probably chalked it up to seniiity., Another time, an older woman joined a workshop for. young mothers I was directing. When'we introduced ourselves, she said,"I'm here as a resource person for my' grandchildren." She was invaluable to the group, sharing with worried young moth-




ers,the wisdom of her experience. "Don't worry so much about toilet training," she said. "They dry out on their own schedule. How many 20-year-olds do you see in diapers?" Since that time, I make it a point to plant older parents in young parenting groups. They witness the frenzied pace of their grown children's lives and they see the foolishness of trying to be and do everything at the expense of enjoying their families. When given the opportunity, they share their feelings, hopes, and wisdom and young parents really listen to them, absorbing courage to slow down and look at priorities. . "Your kids won't remember how clean your curtains are or how many new recipes you tried," they tell younger parents. "They'll remember the lazy fun times you had together. Give them more of those and fewer elaborate 'meals." Maybe that's why I enjoy being around older people so much. They aren't afraid to be honest. They are vitally useful to the rest of us. That's why I've learned never to I?ast tense them.

The class, taught by Elizabeth Ponte, has. about 10' members. Mr!;. Booth says the fact that she' raised a"big family helps her in the classroom. What k~~ps her so active? . "My God keeps me there," she' said. "Maybe that sounds funny, but that's the answer. Without my ,God, l don't know where I would be." Faith and prayer helped her through the devastating effect of Alzheimer's disease on her husband, Charles, who died iast year, and involvement with a support group for Alzheimer's families also saw her through some very trying times. "I've already said my prayers," Mrs. Booth told The Anchor during an early-morning interview.

"Y ou can see my Bible over there," she said, pointing to a table bearing religious items including the Bible, blessed candles, a cross and a little card reminding a reader to "Say One, Hail Mary." , Mrs. Booth's spiritual director, she says, is cathedral parochial vicar Father Richard G. Andrade. She enjoys his homilies and those of cathedral rector Father Horace J. Travassos, especially talks that address the Holy Spirit "and how we should love one another," since "that's what it's all about." A pet peeve, the spunky senior said, are "those people who go to church and only stay a half-hour. "I could scream!" Some members of her family, past and present, might surely agree. They include the late Msgr. Edward B. Booth, her husband's brother and a Fall River diocesan priest; an uncle, the late Archbishop William O. Brady of St. Pa,!l, Minn.; and an aunt, Sister Mary William Brady, 82, an archives worker at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul. Mrs. Booth's prayer group welcomes new _members. Interested individuals may write to her in care of Holy Ghost parish, 311 Hooper St., North Tiverton, RI. 02878.

(:ensos jobs open The u.s. Census Bureau is seeking to to fill nearly 200 temporary jobs in southeastern Massachusetts and in Rhode Island. The jobs are part of preparation for the 1990 census.. during whic,h every u.s. household and resident will be counted as ~anda~ed by the Constitution Census' count,s'determire p~liti­ cal represent'!tion a,nd distribution of billions of dollars in federal and state funds. Local governments and' businesses also use census numbers a planning aid. ' Availab.lejobs are for: door-todoor census' workers, office personnel and supervisors. . , Pay is from $5.50 to $7,.50 per hour, and jobs' will last from six to eight weeks during operations tak- ' ing place from May through September. Senior citizens are more than welcome to apply for positions, said Michelle T. Pau'l, assistant manager for administration of the Fall River district office of the Census Bureau. To apply or for more information, call the Fall River' Census District Officeat 677-1700 o~ visit or write the office at 66 Troy Street, Fall River 02720.


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How to get good behavior ated explanation, "She's just doing it to get attention." Dear Dr. Kenny: I have read We know what the problem is some earlier columns of yours and we know that »Ie are worsenwhere you said not to pay attening matters by focusing on the tion to misbehavior; better to focus misbehavior. We just don't know attention on good behavior. You another way to handle the situation. made it sound so simple, but how There is a better way. As much do you do it? - Florida as possible, parents should subAttention, please. Nothing hap- tract attention from "bad" behavpens or continues to happen with- ior and give it to "good." Ideally, out some type of payoff or reward. parents need to catch their kids Attention is the most powerful of right in the. act of being good. all the payoffs. Most of us, adults That's the time to pay attention. and children alike, thrive on atSometimes parents become tention: overwhelmed by all the trouble Imagine trying to talk to some- Johnny has gotten into. Right here one who is clearly not listening to Dad and Mom need to take an you; in fact, is carrying on a con- equivalent inventory of all that is versation with someone else. No . good about Johnny. shared eye contact. No responsive An inventory of the good or at head nodding. No smiles. They are least neutral facts about Johnny is not even facing you. a wise parental strategy. If parents How long would you continue can think of no particular achievetalking to him or her? Probably ments, they might note some unnot very long. It is almost impos- conditional items: "He's our fourth sible to continue a conversation grader"; "He looks cute in his with someone who does not re- Superman T-shirt." spond in any way. Hugs can be given for no reason Behavior, even bad behavior, at all. The silent message: "You will continue if it receives atten- don't have to be a bad boy to get tion. How many times have we attention." parents remarked, "The more I get You get more of any behavior after her the worse she gets"? Often you keep track of. Industry knows we follow this up with an exasper- this. When statistics are kept on a By Dr. James and Mary Kenny

The app'alling trade By Antoinette Bosco At a 1966 theology conference in Montreal, a chilling prophecy was etched into my mind. Twentythree years later, I see the awful prediction coming true. "We haven't even thought oCthe ethical and moral problems of the future," said theologian Harvey Cox, author of "The Secular City." Cox was envisioning what he called "the cannibalization of human parts." For instance, in a world where organ transplants were routine but supply was smaller than demand, . who would live and who would die? Well, the future is now and it looks like the answer to those questions .is that old standby money. Here's an excerpt, reported in Newsweek magazine, from a form letter mailed in 1988 to people listed on public bankruptcy notices in West Germany: "You're broke. You're a social leper... I offer you a solution founded on logic. Donate your kidney." Imagine being down and out and then receiving a letter like that. Newsweek reported it was sent by the Association of Organ Donations and Mutual Human Substitution, which pays up to $45,000 for a healthy human kidney which it resells for $85,000. For years there have been rumors about organ trafficking in the Third World. Now it's open and legal in West Germany. Doctors there have tried to stop it by invoking their code of ethics, but the code has no legal force. And Central Europe's official transplant clearing center, Eurotransplant, can help only 2,500 out of the 8,000 patients a year who seek a new kidney. The Newsweek article also tells how Rainer Scherer, a Frankfurt businessman, offers people in the Third World an "Asia Transplant" package deal.


behavior, there's about a 50 percent increase in that behavior. Count assembly-line products made in an hour and they will increase. Keep records of consecutive days on time, days without absences,. and you will get more. Good coaches know this. Whether noting miles run, laps swum, time spent lifting weights or practices attended, you get more by counting and keeping track. On the other hand, if the coach gets after his runner for miles not run, nags his swimmer for falling short, complains about weights not lifted or practices missed, he'll get more of that too. Good coaches know it is far wiser!o keep track of good plays than errors, to count hits rather than strikes, touchdowns rather than fumbles. To get started, good parents, like good supervisors and good coaches, would do well to list good behaviors on a chart and check them off. Charting helps one get out of a parenting rut and refocus on good behavior. Reader questions on family living and child care to be answered in print are invited. Address the Kennys, Box 872, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

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"All we want to do is help people," he said. "Which is better: for me to give a poor guy 20,000 marks, or for him and his two healthy kidneys to be thrown onto the corpse cart after he starves?" I suppose there is nothing people can't justify under the pretense of "helping others" when there's a . profit to be made; The potential for abuse is hairraising; but even under the best circumstances, the practice is morally repugnant. It has to be a sin against God and nature to sell parts of oUr body for profit, or to

seduce anyone into doing so, again for one's own monetary gain. God's gift of life is not something we own. We cannot do whatever we want to our bodies. ' There have been cases where family members have donated organs to save the life of a loved one. This is an entirely different situation, springing from supreme generosity. But when the motivation hi money, the donor is pathetic and the profiteer is worse. I am appalled and frightened by this new human organ industry. I hope every nation acts swiftly to outlaw trade in living tissue.



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VATI CAN CITY (N,C) - The diocese of Rome is ove'rshadowed by its own bishop: Pope John Paul II, leader ofthe universal Catholic Church, ' But his popularity is a twoedged sword for local church officials responsible forecclesial structures and parish life. Rome's inhabitants, overwhelmingly professing Catholicism, identify more with the pope as world religious leader than they do with their own diocese. Although the pope heads the diocese, he lives in the Vatican, .technically a separate state, and the bulk of his time is tied up in affairs of the worldwide church. Rome church affairs are run from the Lateran Palace, across the Tiber River from the Vatican, under the daily direction of the pope's vicar, Cardinal Ugo Poletti. The result is a need to develop "the diocesan identity of the church of Rome, making the diocese the natural point of reference and of pastoral radiation for all the Christians living in Rome," according to the results of a 1988 socioreligious survey by Rome church officials. The survey shows that 84 percent of the population listed the pope and the Vatican as the visible signs of the church's presence in Rome. In contrast, 31 percent mentioned- parish life and activity when asked to list the three major signs of the church's presence... 'The pe'ople poiri~ing to the pope as nte sign of the church were influenced more by his universal loc'al'role; the survey'said. The study' is part of preparations for a diocesan syhod, to take pla'ce'in about two ye~rs:" . . The'attitude toward the pope is symptomat,ic, of the, overall approach Rome's inhabitants take to religious life: basically symbolic, more cultural than cultic. Most consider thems.'elv,es C.atholics but

, VATICAN CITY (NC) - The Vatican has cut four additional dioceses from the populous archdiocese of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a controversial move that the head of the archdiocese has said would jeopardize existing pastoral programs. The Vatican said the new Sao Paulo archdiocese would have 7.1 million inhabitants as opposed to its present 14.6 million. The remaining Catholics were divided into four dioceses, with Sao Paulo as the' metropolitan see of the ecclesiastical province. The Vatican rejected a 1978 plan, submitted by Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns of Sao Paulo, that would have created nine "non-autonomous, but interdependent" dioceses POPE JOHN PAUL II prays during canonization ceremonies last July for St. Rose because it had no juridical basi~ in Philippine Duchesne and St. Simon de Rojas, two ofthe hundreds of persons he has canonized canon law, said a statement issued or beatified. (NCj UPI-Reuter phpto) by the Vatican press office. Cardinal Arns, 67, has said such interdependence is necessary because the resources of the archdiocesan rich are needed to help the Asked to name examples of more, poor. He: has said the Vatican VATICAN CITY (NC) - At should reflect more on the univeruniversal figures, Cardinal Ratreorganization would cut off the ' the Vatican, where making saints sal quality of candidates before zinger came up with two northern poor areas from the wealthy ones. is sometimes jokingly referred to raising them to the ranks of the Much of Brazil's wealth is con- as an "industry," there are hints blessed or saints. Europeans: Blessed Edith Stein, a German nun who converted from centrated in Sao Paulo but its out- that a boom cycle that'began in the His remarks came as other lying areas are inhabited by ex- 1980s might be winding down. , churchmen prediCted that the num- . Judaism and 'died at the Nazi death camp at Aus,<hwitz, and In mid-Mar,ch, CardinaUoseph bers may s06n level off ,anyway tremely poor people: Blessed Niels Stepsen,. '! 17th-, I:J nder the Vatican plan, one of Ratzing~rsugg~s~ed that the church because of technical factors, centl,.lTY Danish scientist, also a Sao Paulo's IO auxiliary bishops \ViII head one ofthe 'new dioceses,' 'a'utho' J"ty'" But, i~ a' cutback ,,~n s,~inthoo~:. con.vert,' who is <;:onsidered , the, while three- bishopdrom dioceses, productIOn is on th,e way, Pope father of.moder.n,gtrRlo,gy.. ' , John Paul II's schedule doesn't outside'tbe area have been'named Is' there, Ii risk of putting too show it yet. In April 'he is canoniz- many :saintsand, b1esseds in cir-' to-head the'others. '. T\:Ien ew c;lioceses are ;C;'a~po ' ROM E (NC>'- P6pe'John P~ul iog a 19th~c'entu.ry ltil1ian nun,' culation? . ' ,. _"~ L'impo,'\vith';a 'populatibit '(jf I:3. II, speaking to several thousand beatifying 'five others' from four, Accord'ing'to"Archbishop Cri'11" . 'Os' , - . '11' young Itall'an' SOrdl,erS'" s'al'd he other countries,' then heading"to' san, 'the danger doe~ exist., . ml Ibn; . asco, with 1.6- ml IOn; " Africa, where h.e, will .oea'tify Santo Amaro';witl12 million; and hoped 'for the day when national: "Ii's like anything that's' done . h 2' 5 armies could be trimsforrried into Mad;1gascar lay' ~oman .and a ' I P I' S • ao M Igue au Ista, Wit : French priest who worked in every day -'- it can lose some of its' Reunion, " . " million. a supportfo~ce. for a "world value, We need to be careful,"'he" Th V t' t t t ' d th 1 authority." , ':': . , . ' said e a Ican s a emen sal· a , Such an authority, envisioned They are the latest additions tei a in 1974 Cardinal Arns proposed to But he added that the main rea:' Pope Paul VI that the nine arch~i~ by the Secpnd Vatican Council, is fast-growing list. of blesseas son for the growth in the saintly b' b f d" _an '~Id~alistic yet realistic" proposal those declared by the church to , poplliation is not the pope, who he, ocesan su regIOns e orme 'mto ha've' exemp,'l'fl'ed (hrl'stl'an vl'rtues dioceses but remain connected to and should have the "effective · f mea Qs"to enjoin respect for justice and saints those recognized said "never pushes" the c'ongregato'be in heaven and whose lives are t he arc h dIOcese by means 0 a pastion, but a technical cha'nge made toral program coordinated by -the and the truth," the pop.e said in a, in 1983, when the number of mira- few attend Mass regularly. Yet the bishops. recent visit to a military training deemed worthy of honor and cles needed for both beatification church gets high mar~s as a major ' I h imitation, , Cardinal Arns formally present- camp at C ecc h Igno a, on t e outIn his 10-year pontificate, the and canonization were reduced influence in the city's overall life. skirts of Rome. In a city which often has comThe pope celebrated Mass for pope has made about 250 new from two to one. ed the pl~n for, Vatican stu.dY'din 1978, but It' was Judged to be Jun h . " h . , sal'n'ts and some 300 blesseds _ In the meantime, a pool of munist mayors, 67 percent say the . . f h t e young recrUits, t elr supenors ically de fIClent, needmg urt er' and some of Italy's top defense about as many as were elevated by blesseds has been created all over church favors city government the world _ raising hopes among policies which are to the advanwork, said the Vatican. officials during the pastoral visit. . all previous popes combined: 1J0cai churches that their native tage of all the citizens, despite the In an interview with National He made the remarks on the role ' "All are called' to sanctity, no hero or heroine will eventually be. political philosophy of the adminCatholl'c News ServI'ce, Cardl'nal of the armed forces in his sermon. . , Arns said he agreed with the need one is excluded," the pope said m a declared a saint. istration enacting the measures, b eatl'f'Ica t'Ion ceremony ear Iy m ' h'IS ,The idea of a world authority "vI'de the arc'hdl'ocese, but the . to dl out Eighty percent say the church is Some at the Vatican point based on international consensus ry ,' pontificate. Va'tl'can plan, was cause ,for w o r that canonizations and beatifica- on the side ofthe poor in economic proposed"in 'order to over. was 'f' "When he tr.avels, the pope likes The cardl'n'al sal'd hl's' p'la'n'aske'd come the nsks 0 pOSSible excesses to bring a blessed in his pocket,'1, tions can be a real boo~t to locai questions, and almost 90 percent fo( "personal and material reon the side of national and group said Archb\shop Traian Crisan: and national churches. They note: say the church, through it's charity sources in common so that the rich interests," the pope said. ' that the trend toward elevating organizations, aids Romans on "I" 'h' 'd' '1" . I" secretary of the Congregation for, figures who have specific meaning. the fringes' of society. • par' 't of the cI'ty can help the' poor' " n"t IS I ea IStlC yet rea IStiC' Sainthood Causes. ' At the same time, almost 54 perpart of the city," . ,perspective, there is an obvious 'But often these "blesseds" are fO,r their I)ative churches may better reflec't the·'compiex,specialized. cent believe that th~ church "is ' h V ' . I " '''Id I' need fOf a conseq'uent transfor'ma: T e atlcan pan wou a so virtual unknowns 'out,side their world - in w) is difficult to involved ih'i.1liclear economic oper' h tion of national armed forces into h a.rm t h e arc hd IOcesan approac native region, and remain so after' find one sai,nt w,ho speaks to ,ation's." , , ' ea,c h auxiTlary b'IS h op m . ad support of h av!ng . " h' for'd international" soli", ,!he ceremony. , ,~ everyone. ' , , ,.: . Overall, the survey concludes c~arge'of aispecifiCl,ast'oral pr.()-' . .ant¥,- e sal .. " , . . "Vatican officials' are 'qu'ick to, tha't a large segment of Rome's gTll.'m for the whole metropolitan . The pope defended the eXistence ' Th~t's one point alluded to by: area such as work with abahdoned -;: of armea forces' in genera-I, 'Saying. ' Cardmal Ratzinger, the head of', dispel t·he notion that stal)daI;ds population "is allergic to the calls , h h Id h I h f the Vatican's doctrinal cori'grega-' are being relaxed in-order. to make which come from the institution clrildren or housing issues, a4,ded t ey' S?Ur ' e,P t e~ ca\l~e 0 ',. tion, in remarks durihga question l more saint's, Candidates' lives are w.hich tdes to ad,vise.and direct it." the' cardinal. ." peace. ' ' . . .' ' . P eace nee d s to be constructed and-answer sessi,on.. ill.' northern still P!li~stakingly researched -', •The spirit of the s~rvey results is f ,Th IS IS !,'a.rt 0 a teamwork ~on- daily and "needs to be defended Italy, His comments were'reported' which is one reason why th,e con- captured in the title 'of the 176cep,t ?of ,m\m&try, and ~h~ Vatlc~n because in tHe Christian VIsion, life by two Italian newspapers. gregation staff has gr~wn to incluc;le page study:'''Rome Between Faith pl!lJl could cut all thiS, h~ said. .finds ,its final justification in the Cardinal Ratzinger suggested i nearly 100 officials, and ,consul- and Indifference.'" ,~", , Bu! he added lh~t th~.archdlO.f~s~ . Gospel'caIHif'!ove'''':iIie'pope said. 'would be "opportune in the future tors, more than any .othert Vatican ". would :'accept 'what comes from" . "And it 'is fove 'of neighbor '''ot to reflect nlore on, the message department.. ",' theVatl" , ' ".. • can. one's own b~!oved",ofthe wea)<est . "roposed b'y certain figures who" -These day~, about i ,500 active . and,.,n)ost defensel~ss, a~ weW:as .'aq:, elevated," differentiating sainthood caus:es' are keeping this' love of the traditions and spiritual among those who have something "quality control" team,extra-busy. values of a people, that requires, to say to a "limited group" and Even if the production pace slows, GOD" ANCHOR HOLD' one.,to sacrifiCe, oneself, .to fight, . otht:rs who are truly figures for,. the Vatican's saint-makers aren't even to giye one's life, if neces"the great multitude of believers, likely to rUQ out of work for,a long --- - - - sary," he said. ,(OJ the church of today." '" . " ._ time" , i ., ', •• "',. - __ . . . "0

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Boston University Center for Applied Social Science will conduct a major study exploring changes in religious life in the U,S. Catholic Church. The university was awarded a $573,000 grant for the study following successful completion of a $100,000 planning study. The new study will be conducted by Dr. David J. Nygren, CM and Dr. Miriam D. Ukeritis, CSJ. "We will examine how the future' of religious life is likely to be affected by the changes that have occurred within religious congregations since Vatican II and in lay I ~ ministries within the church," exi plains Father Nygren, a member @ of the BU psychology department, a psychologist and a Vincentian priest. According to Sister Ukeritis, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and clinical psychologist, "This is a critical time in the history of the church in this country. The results WASHINGTON (NC) - A new of this study will provide a unique report shows that the number of perspective on how religious men permanent deapons in the United and women are choosing to live States has nearly doubled in the the vowed life within the context last eight years and that deacons of an increasingly secularized are playing an ever-increasing role culture." , in Catholic ministry, said an offiIn 1990, the researchers will cial at the National Conference of travel to Rome to interview lead- Catholic Bishops. ers of the Vatican Congregation The report also showed that the for Institutes of Consecrated Life number of candidates for the and Societies of Apostolic Life diaconate has dropped over the formerly known as the Congrega- same time period. tion for Religious and Secular Constantino Ferriola, a deacon Institutes. Their goal will be to and executive director of the NCCB examine Vatican concerns about Secretariat for the Permanent Diareligious life in the United States conate, said in an interview that as and establish a dialogue with the picture of ministry in the church Roman Catholic leaders who may changes with the shortage of be interested in the study's impli- priests, deacons are playing a cations for the future of the U.S. greater role. church. "I encourage people to pray for In addition to in-depth inter- vocations to the priesthood," Ferviews and conferences with spe- riola said. "Permanent deacons cific groups of religious leaders, a can never be substitutes for random sampling totalling 16,500 priests. But people are quite natuRoman Catholic brothers, sisters rally turning to deacons and lay and priests currently residing in minis'ters because those two ministhis country will be surveyed by tries are growing." mail to provide more data for the The report, prepared by Ferriostudy. la's office, showed that the number A national advisory board will of deacons rose from 4,656 in advise and collaborate with the October 1980 to 8,719 in October research team. Members include 1988, while candidates for the diaArchbishop Thomas Kelly, O.P., conate dropped from 2,514 to 1,828 of Louisville, Ky.; and Rev. Basil over the same time period. Pennington, O.S.C.O., of Ava, Mo. "The number of deacons rose because each year more and more dioceses have [diaconate) formation programs," Ferriola said. DETROIT (NC) - Fifteen De- "Three dioceses started new protroit parishes slated to close by grams in 1988." June 30 have filed formal appeals The decrease in candidates can with the Vatican, hoping to keep be attributed in part, he said, to the churches open and to overturn several dioceses which initiated the criteria archdiocesan offiCials diaconate programs in the early used to decide which parishes were 1970s having stopped accepting no longer viable. Cardinal Edmund candidates while they evaluate and C. Szoka of Detroit announced in modernize their programs. January that because of declining, "That's a healthy sign that we're numbers of parishioners and staff looking at what we're doing and and increased costs, 31 parishes making sure that what we are would close. Two of the 31 will doing is for the good ofthe church," consolidate and reopen as one Ferriola said. "It's a natural growth parish. process." Another reason is that 56 dioceses, II more than last year, have developed integrated programs for lay ministers and deacons, Ferriv AT1CAN CITY (NC) - Eco- ola said. Men who want to be deanomic democracy is linked to pol- cons first go through the lay minisitical democracy, says Pope John ter program, delaying their entry Paul II. . Economics should be into the diaconate program. "conceived as an expression of the Ferriola said he expects to see overall life of human beings, re- more "collaborative teams" in the jecting the error of isolating self- church, consisting of a priest, deainterest from social solidarity," he con, lay ministers and religious told business and civic leaders attend- who would work,together to serve ing a recent Vatican seminar on several parishes. "Ethics and Economic DemocFerriola said 26 of the 145 dioracy." ceseswith permanent diaconate

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programs account for' 50 percent of the deacons in the United States with the Archdiocese of Chicago having the most at 536. Ferriola said the reason for the concentration of deacons in certain areas is that some dioceses have more resources for a large diaconate program and others have older programs. The NCCB report, based on statistics received last October from 133 dioceses, also showed that: - 82 percent of deacons are white, 13 percent are Hispanic, 4 percent are black and I percent are of other ethnic backgrounds. -About 35 percent are 5 I or older, 29 percent are 41-50 years old, 22 percent are 32-40 ye/l.fS old, four are under 32 years old and two are over 90. -More than 90 percent of deacons and candidates are married. -68 deacons, 15 more than the previous year, were subsequently ordained priests. -84 deacons, 29 more than the previous year, were ordained for Eastern-rite dioceses. -64 deacons, six fewer than last year, are administrators of parishes or missions. - -









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"I never understood what they meant," Bavaro said. "It always seemed that God didn't get involved in that. What I learned is that what they were saying is right. So my faith has been strengthened by my involvement in football." When he' graduated from Notre Dame, the Giants "took a chance on me" he said, and he ended up startin~ for the team his. rookie year. Since then, he has played in the Pro Bowl and in the 1987 Super Bowl, which·the Giants won, and

WASHINGTON (NC) - Archbishop Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles, citing "widespread discrimination in hiring" and abuse of illegal aliens, has said, he will petition the U.S. Catholic Conference to organize a coalition to fight government sanctions against employers of illegal aliens. He also urged the federal· government to institute a "conscience clause" that would allow nonprofit and churchrun schools, hospitals and other institutions to be exempt from employer sanctions and hire illegal aliens.

Bavaro said he is grateful to God for his success. His faith also has helped him through some recent difficulties, including injuries last year which resulted in a below-par season and poor relations with the news media. "Through all of it, I had a nice inner peace, not because of my own self-confidence, but because of my faith," he said. "I t'hink God has put me in this position to do more than play football," Bavaro said. "I feel the responsibility. I don't want to be a negative example. If anything, I want to lead people toward the church." So he speaks at Catholic high schools about "the church and the special place it has in the life of a Catholic," and the thank you notes he receives suggest that youths are listening to him, he said. "The kids seem more willing to listen to me," he noted. "They feel that the priests and sisters are saying the sanv: things I say' because it's their job."

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ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (NC) - New York Giants tight end Mark Bavaro, who says football has strengthened his Catholic faith, has received a pro-life a ward from the diocese of Rockville Centre for his participation in Operation Rescue. Bavaro, who was arrested in an Operation Rescue demonstration in New. York City last May, was also honored for his involvement in Athletes for Life. In an interview with the Long Island Catholic, newspaper of the Rockville Centre diocese, Bavaro said his Protestant teammates at the University of Notre Dame helped him realize the importance of religion. In college, Bavaro said, his faith was not so important to him as it is now, although attending a Catholic university made Mass attendance easy, something he said he might not have done otherwise. But Bavaro said his teammates, particularly the born-again Christians, made him think about God's relationship to his life. It was the first time he had heard athletes say they were playing for Christ.




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Cheryl Wilkinson, Joyce Cody, notes, was an important step in Cathy Moran, Todd Ducharme strengthening peer helpers' pro-. and William Czepiel, students at .gram awareness in Massachusetts. Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, recently attended the second annual Massachusetts Peer . Helpers' conference at FramingChildren at Notre Dame School, ham State College, accompanied Fall River, collected $849 for the by moderators William Tranter Holy Childhood Association durand William Ventura. ing Lent. Peer helpers are trained to listen 50 kindergarten through grade and respond respectfully to their five parents recently participated peers, teachers, parents and oth- in the Providence Journal Readt:rs, to conduct one-on-one coun- ing I~centive Program, which inseling sessions, to tutor and to lead volved them in listening to or readwork~hops, dialogues and mes- ing to their youngsters for 15 sage-carrying skits. They learn that minutes daily for a month. they can have an impact on others Nine .students recently received by supporting them and letting awards for meeting Book-It Readthem know they are worthwhile . ing Incentive Program requireindividuals. ments. Peer helping programs, accordSister Claudette Lapointe, RJM, ing to CC, are rapidly being realized Notre Dame principal, presented as one of the most exciting and the awards to grade two students powerful educational tools in Kristen. Menard and Angelique decades. . Smith and third graders Julie The recent c0'3ference, the school Rebello, Nicole Gendreau, Jonathan Ferry, Kelly Griffin, Stacey Duarte, Aimee Bronhard and Brian DeMello.

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First, third and fifth graders at Dominican Academy, Fall River, are participating in a Fall River' Fire Museum fire safety course. Student Monica Sylvia won a third prize, and Melanie Arruda and Amanda Carvalho earned honorable: mentions for their projects in the recent 28th annual Massachusetts Region III Science Fair, held at Bristol Community College, Fall River.

Jesus was victim JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.(NC) - Vengeance and violence. are among the "dire effects" of capital punishment which the Missouri bishops called attention to in a 'recent statement. Jesus himself was "a victim 'of capital punishment," said the eight bishops. Abolition .of the death penalty, they said, "would be an unmistakable sign of 'hope."

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COYLE AND CASSIDY High School sophomore Ann Giovanoni of East Taunton exhibits her project, ~'The Effectiveness of Antiplaque Agents," judged tops at a recent science fair at the Taunton school.

Bishop Connolly High School Bishop Daniel A. Cronin re- a Europearl exchange program cently made his annual pastoral since 1981 involving Jesuit schools visit to Bishop Connolly. High in France and Spain. School, Fall River, where he was 12 other Connolly students will principal celebrant of a Mass for spend their school vacation tourfaculty and students. Jesuit faculty ing Spain with Carole Codeiro of members, diocesan chancellor the school's language department. Msgr. John J. Oliveira imd Rev. Today ends "Awareness Week" Mr. Craig PregaIia, a 1980 Con- . at Connolly, during which the nolly graduate who will be ordained school's Peer Education Team has to the Fall River diocesan priest- . presented information on topics hood June 10, assisted the bishop. including AIDS, steroids, suicide After the Mass, Bishop Cronin prevention and drug awareness. spoke'on the influence the late Video presentations were' availaJesuit priest Joseph McGrady had ble on most days, and yesterday a on his own life when he was a multi-media assembly on decisionsenior at Boston College' High making was held. Pam Tepfenhart School. He noted that that type of was student coordinator of the positive influence is possible for all program. She was assisted by team to exercise on others as we reflect members Greg Ciosek, Jay Ryan, Christ's life through our own lives. Mike Gendreau, Matt Palma, Student body president Brad Meredith Abbate, Billy Cabral,' Doyle extended to the bishop the Jen Tung and Rachel Fanger. students' best wishes and presented him with a gift. The bishop also met with a group of Cambodian refugee children who Connolly seniors have been working with under direction offaculty member John Leidecker. 1987 alumnus Sean T. Riley will be recognized for outstanding academic performance as a chemistry major at the sixth annual Southeastern Massachusetts University Awards presentation Tuesday.

Several students from Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, merited hono'rs and prizes for their efforts in a regional science fair recently held at Bristol Community College, Fall River. Michael Spencer was a first place .winner for his three-year pond ecosystems project, which also ' ..earned $100 Best Project in Earth Sci~nce award. Traci Viveiros and Kim Morris were third place winners for their respective work on water and sediment; and chaos-pattern limitations. Michael and Traci also earned the U.S. Naval Award for outstanding ·projects. Melissa Garde, whose study of salmonella in food merited honorable mention, won $50 from the Southeastern Massachusetts Society f9r Medical Technology for the best food engineering project and l! $100 Ocean Spray Cranberry award for the highest-scoring project in a food-related field. All the above students plus Matthew Meyer and Donna Wesoly will represent the region at a state science fair at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

St. Jean School Three young scientists at St. Jean Baptiste School, Fall River, came home winners from the 28th M~ssachusetts Region 1lI Science Fair, held recently at Bristol Community College,. Fall River. Eighth grader Elizabeth Walsh took a junior division first-place for her project on the greenhouse effect. Julie Conforti, also an eighth grader, scored a third-place win for her work on "The 'Effects of Gene Mutations on an Insect P-opulation." Scott Cunha, a seventh grade student, also won a third-place award. He explored the field of Extra-Sensory 'Perception.

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II Connolly students recently competed at the Massachusetts State Speech Championships, and three team members reached the competition's final rounds. Jason Chopoorian took third place in novice exteinporaneous speaking, Glen Chretien placed fourth in varsity extemporaneous and Cara O'Hare finished ·fifth in original oratory. As a team, Connolly took fourth place in the intermediate division. Mr. Tom Massaro, SJ, was coach. Junior Amy Benedetti recently left for La Coruna, Spain, to begin a ten-week exchange program. She will study at Santa Maria del Mar, the Jesuit school in La Coruna. Amy is interested in a college major in languages and expects this experience to improve her spoken Spanish. Connolly has had



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THERESA ARAUJO, a seventh grader at St. Anthony School, New Bedford, receives a personally delivered appreciation award from New Bedford Fire Chief Openshaw and public relations officer Pacheco for her letter of thanks to department members for their service to the public. Classmate Lydia R~poso, right, awaits her award. St. Anthony's grade seven youngsters recently penned -letters of appreciation to area groups including police, . fir~men and emergency medical personnel. , ,Student Matthew Insley personally delivered his letter to New Bedford's Fire Station 7 and was thanked by Lt. David Daniet and station staff. New Bedford Police Chief Richard C. Benoit sent the students a Wllrm thank-:you letter for their notes, according to princip~l Sister M. Cecile Lebeau, CSC, and seventh grade Yvette Desmarais.


The Anchor, Friday, April 14, 1989

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By Robert Doolittle As most American teens know, "Only the Good Die Young" is the title of one of Billy Joel's all-time hit songs. It came out in the mid1970s and has stayed popular ever since. And it has nothing to do with dying. Its message is: you're not really won't have sex while you're a teen-ager. "Come out Virginia, don't make me wait. You Catholic girls start much too late." ("Virginia," virgin. Get it?) We discussed the song at a recent youth meeting, and things got quite interesting. The song offended all the Catholic adults present, but not one of the Catholic teens, even though it ridicules confirmation, heaven and the rosary, along with Catholics' sincerity and values. You got a nice white dress and a party-for your confirmation A cross of gold and a brand new soul But V'irgiilia they didn't give you quite enough information You didn't count on me While you were chanting on yOUr rosary Some teens just hadn't listened carefully to the words, but even those that had still liked it for these three reasons: I) Musically it's a strikingly attractive and interesting song. 2) Billy Joel as an artist has earned much respect and love for the human intensity and genuineness of his work. 3) Many Catholic teens find the church's, position against unmarried sex fairly questionable anyway. Some say there's a heaven but I say there ain't I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints The sinners have much more fun So Joel comes, down hard,. but no young Catholics I kilow are about to take him on.

So come in, you don't have to run. We're young, but we don't have to run. Billy, you don't have to run. The lov.e that you offer is hot and boJd, But our child would be born and feel terrible cold. And the sadness would last until we are old. We both know, that ain't no fun. Bi~ly baby, I love you, ' but I know my own mind. So come on take my hand, I won~t leave you behind. We'll dance, to music of a , different kind. D!Jn't you hear it? Oh please dqn:t run. . Sure .it's new, but you don't " . have to run. . I know yo~ think church folks

care only for their'own , salvation. Well, that's not quite true. ' We said a prayer for you. OhBilly, you're the one that needs alittle information. The church of today does a lot more than pray. Oh, oh, oh, we heal the sick and We fight for the poor. We're there for the lonely, and one thing more, When a heart is closed we knock on the door. Are you really havin' that . much fun? You know you· really don't have to run. I'm prayin' you won't have to run. I know your friends say the Lord is a foolish fascination. They say he'd be the end for you. Ah, but he could be a friend for you.. Oh, oh, oh He's beautiful, Billy, and I'm singin' his song. His music's .alive. His call is so strong. Take a stand, take a leap. You can't go wrong. We can dance and we won't 'have to run. . Now you can sing·in·the sun

After that youth meeting I tried to imagine another sort of Catholic girl, a Virginia who Would still find Joel as attractive as he is, but who would be confident enough to challenge him - not rejecting him, just his distoited view of her and of her Our, teens .have enco'uraged me religion. So'l w'rote the followin'g , to publish this song so other youth song using Joel's own melody. The 'groups can compare Joel's mestitle is "Virginia Loves Billy." . sa'ge with'Virginia's message, and the values involved, without havYou're beautiful, Billy'~ it's ing to stop loving Joel or his' a powerful song. music. ' , The music's alive and the call " , is strong. , I'm, presently in touch with J oei But 'you put down my faith' for permission to use his meI.ody. and you got me all wrong. If he grants it, I'll make copies of a Hey that hurts, but I won't tape available to youth groups. If run.. , you're interested please write St. Well, you laughed at my Agnes Youth Office, 186 Woburn church, St., Reading, Mass. 01867. but you stayed outside. You're way out of date drop your mask of pride I see through your laughter. You're lonely inside Our love is for everyone.

and attempting to outwit some murderous cops. Uncomfortable. NOTE Some rough language; brief. vioPlease check da'tes and lence and a flash of nudity. A3, PG 13 times of television and radio programs against local list· "Sing" (Tri-Star) A poorly ings, which may differ from focused script weakens this realitythe New York network schedbased and good-hearted fantasy ules supplied to The Anchor. about Brooklyn's annual high school performance competitions. Contains an anti-drug message, Symbols following film reviews ~some rough language and sexually indicate both general and Catholic suggestive dancing. A3, PG 13 Films Office ratings, which do not ,"Troop Beverly Hills" (Weinalways coincide. traub) Faced with a pending divorce General ratings: G-suitable for general viewing; PG-13-parental and an empty life filled with shopping 'and party-going, a Beverly guidance strongly suggested for chilHills matron (Shelley Long) decides dren under 13; PG-parental' guidance suggested;R-restricted, un- to refocus and dedicate ,her time to .suitable for children oryoung teens. her daughter's foundering WilderCatholic ratings: AI-approved for ness Girls tr'oop. Her unorthodox methods of restoring her own and children and adults; A2-approved her troop's credibiiity are targeted for adults and adolescents; A3, approved for adults only; A4-:-sepa- by the mean-spirited district leader rate classification (given films not (Betty Thomas), but the best woman wins in the 'end. Affirms morally offensive which, however, require some analysis and explana- the merits of team spirit and commitment, the importance of foltion); O-morally offensive. Catholic ratings for television movies are those of the movie house versions of the films.. Cornwell Memorial , New Films'

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16 THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri.,.ApriI14, 1989

_ ST. JOHN EVANGELIST, EMMAUS, GALILEE Galilee monthly reunions for Em- POCASSET Parish council meeting 7:30 p.m. maus retreats 7 to 10 p.m. second Sundays, Neumann Hall at Cathe- April 24, center. dral Camp, E. Freetown. Emmaus ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN 78 April 21 through 23 at Cathedral Third Dominga: Steven Viveiros, Camp will have Cindy Kulig as 24 Alpine Ave., Fairhaven. director and Barbara, Hayden as SS. PETER AND PAUL, FR codirector; opening Mass 7 p.m. School advisory council 7 p.m. April 21; closing celebration 7:30 April 27, rectory. School third and p.m. April 23. May 14Galileeth~me: "Gifts from the Spirit Shared"; Dave fourth graders earned a Pizza Hut pumaine and Larry Teixeira will , party for their performance in the speak: priest/ celebrant: Father Bruce Book It reading program: the celeCweikowski; Emmaus 79 team, led bration will include Fall River Pubby Mike Demers and Julie Johnson, lic Library children's librarian David will be commissioned. Retreat 79 ello as guest reader. CYO board application information: Father Bill meeting 6:30 p.m. Sunday: college bowl/ ice cream party tomorrow: New Baker, 399-8440. York City trip Tuesday. ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL, FR HOLY NAME, FR Health screenings including free Children's Mass 10 a.m. Sunday. blood pressure and cancer screenAppreciation dinner for youth group ings lOa. m. to 4 p. m. (cancer screenparents 6:30 p.m. April 23, school. ings to 8 p.m.) April 26, Swansea ST. JULIE, N. DARTMOUTH Mall; hospital dieticians will be on Finance committee meeting 7 p.m. hand to assist with nutrition counApril 23, rectory. seling; informational literature available; balloons for children. ST. JAMES, NB CYO spring bowling tournament O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER I p.m. Monday, Wonder Bowl. Altar Ernest and Eva DuBois are celeSociety needs a new member; inforbrating their 49th wedding annivermation: Father James F. Greene, sary. Loaves and fishes (feeding the pastor, 992-9408. homeless) meeting 10 a.m. Wednesday, lower church; information: ST. MARY, NB Millie Mullen, 385-8485. Mr. and Mrs. Domingo Silva are celebrating their 60th wedding CATHEDRAL CAMP, anniversary. E. FREETOWN ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT St. John Neumann, E. Freetown, Teen Club trip to Newport Sunsenior high school group retreat today. Free ice cream social (a 75th day and tomorrow. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Seekonk, weekend retreat -anniversary celebration) 6:30 p.m. April 23, school auditorium. Rachel today through Sunday. Babineau is thanked for her work on LIFE IN SPIRIT SEMINAR the parish directory. Parish advisory Bread of Life prayer community, meeting 7 p.m. April 26. Fall River, Life in the Spirit seminar begins tonight after 7:30 p.m. prayer meeting.

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ST. STANISLAUS, FR A youth dancing troupe has been . formed; parish school principal Denita C. Tremblay will serve as choreographer. School eighth grader Christine Gonsalves, with a rope and pulley computer project, was a first place winner in the regiqnal science fair held recently at Bristol Community College; her work also won $50 from the Boston Section of the Society of Women Engineers and the Thomas Cahill Award for having the entire fair's highest scoring project. Tara Chouinard received a second place award for her work HOLY TRINITY, W. HARWICH Liturgy committee 10 a.m. rues- on brine shrimp and Amy Raposa day. Lectors meeting 7:30 p.m. April earned a third place prize for her 24, parish center. Scripture study pigeon genetics work. classes 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, room 8, parish SACRED HEART, center. Cape Cod Catholic Social N.ATTLEBORO Ladies of the parish recently met, Services director Robert Fournier, LlCSW, will'inaugurate seminars formed an organization and voted to on respect life issues including abor- name it the Sacred Heart Women's tion and capital punishment 7:30 Guild; officers: Cathy Corriveau, p.m. Aprij 24, rooms 7 and 8, parish president; Mary Ellen Smith, vicepresident; Kay Reed, secretary; center. Kathy Scanlon, treasurer; next meeting follows 7 p.m. Mass April 25; program includes potluck supper; ~ 234 Second Street information: Cathy Corriveau, 699_ Fall River. MA 02721 2574. ~WebOffset _ _ Newspapers ~ Printing & Mailing

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NEW YORK (NC) - The appointment of Jesuit Father Timothy S. Healy, president of Georgetown University in Washington, as president of the New York Public Library has drawn both commendation and criticism. Questions have been raised from both the secular and the religious sides about placing a priest in the post. The Village Voice ran an article headlined "Scholar or Bigot? Is Father Healy Fit To Run Our Public Library?", focusing on the priest's handling of homosexual issues at Georgetown. Andrew Heiskell, retired chairman of Time Inc., who heads the library trustees, said in a telephone interview that the criticisms had not caused board members to have any second thoughts about their choice, announced Feb. 23. Father Healy, a native of New York, belongs to the Jesuits' New York province, and received permission to accept the library post from Father Joseph A. Novak, , provincial. Father Healy's salary, reported as "well over" $100,000, will go to the province. In a New York Times letter to the editor, author Gay Talese objected to Father Healy, saying his vows to obey church authority could conflict with his responsibility as librarian to promote free intellectual inquiry. Similar questions were raised by other writers, including Newsday columnist Jimmy Breslin. In 'another Times letter to the editor, author Gary Wills attacked the Talese argument: "He is raising the issue of'Catholic loyalty' that was brought against John F. Kennedy in 1960. To whom would a President Kennedy be more obedient, the Roman Catholic Church or the United States Constitution? ~r. Talese

wants to recast that inquiry, with secularists sitting in judgment." The Village Voice article r.ecounted efforts, eventually supported by the courts, of a homosexual group to gain recognition at Georgetow~. In the Voice article, Jim Ryan, a New York librarian involved in the Georgetown dispute as an undergraduate, is quoted as saying Father Healy "demonstrated at Georgetown that he's insensitive to part of the population and that he'd actively discriminate against gay men and lesbians." From a different perspective, Don Wycliff, a Times editorial writer, questioned the appointment in reiatio,n to the shortage of religious vocations. "What does it say about the importance of that religious vocation when, as in ·Father Healy's case, a church strapped for priests can find no more important use for one of such great talent than to run the New York Public Library?" he asked. Wycliff, a black Catholic layman, said in a telephone interview that he considered the Village Voice article "scurrilous," and thought the library was lucky to get Father Healy. But Wycliff said he was struck by reading that some inner-city parochial schools in Washington would consolidate for lack of funds, at about the same time that a priest who was a talented fundraiser was leaving Washington to work for the New York Public Library. During Father Healy's 13-year tenure as president, Georgetown University increased its endowment from $38 million to more than $225 million. The New York Public Library is an internationally renowned central research library with branch libraries throughout the city. It receives government funds, but is a private corporation. It is second in size only to the Library of Congress. New York Cardinal John J. O'Connor, who has a doctorate from Georgetown, is a library trustee. Heiskell said it had been traditional for the Catholic archbishop to be a trustee since a Catholic library was incorporated into the public library. Msgr. Michael J. Lavelle, a priest stationed at St. Patrick's' Cathedral, organized the Cathedral Free Circulating Library in 1887, and in 1892 opened it to the general public. He added II branch libraries, and in 1904 the system was merged with other libraries to form the New York Public Library.

Exemption asked VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Pa'ul II said he hop~d Turkish state schools would exempt Catholic students from Islamic religious classes, in the spirit of"respect for religious freedom." The pope commented in a recent talk to Turkey's six bishops. Praising the nation's new national bishops' conference, the pope said he hoped the organization would give the church in their country greater, influence with state officials.

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