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director or Marketing and Devel~p­ When pain is not ment for all the Fall River diocese's considered an , heaIthfaciiities, talked to The An- ' uncontrollable chor retently about the pain man- , condition of aging or , agement program in a system offive chronic illness, skilled nursing arid rehabilitative carefacilities in Southeastern Masthoughts of physician-sachusetts. ' , assisted suicide Thos~,' faCilities: inc'lude the' seldom arise. Catholic M~ITIorial, Home, Marian





FALL RIVER - Giving new meaning to the lives of many residents at the Catholic Memorial Home on Highland Avenue by allowing them to enjoy new friendships, activities and independence is the gift of freedom from pain. In great part, that gift comes through the efforts of Anne Marie Kelly, a registered nurse with acute care and long-tenn care experience, who is director ofStaffDevelopment and Pain Management educator and a consultant at the Home. Kelly, along with Julie Cayer,

Manor in Taunton, Madonria Manor ' , . in North,Attleboro; S~tred Heart Home in New Bedford'aildOur " Lady's Haven 'in. Fairhaven. "Every person haSlheiight" t<;l . adequate pain management, and we' thought it was time that we let the community know we have an accredited program and that it is our top priority," Kelly asserted. 'There's a lot of emphasis right BETHLEHEM'S CHURCH of the NatiVity steeple towers above smoke from nearby explonow on good pain management and sions in Manger Square recently. Some 200 Palestinians remained in the church, while U.S. it is one of the requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation Secretary of State Colin Powell continued his efforts to broker a cease-fire between Israelis of Health Care Organizations, and and Palestinians. Pope John Paul II prayed for the success of Powell's mission and an end to we are an accredited Diocesan sLiffering in the Holy Land. (CNS photo from Reuters) Tum to page 13 - Pain"

As talks continue, pope prays for peace church, which marks the site of VATICAN CITY (CNS)-As and sealed off. 'The pope thanked us for the Jesus' birth, is home to about 40 Secretary of State Colin Powell continued his meetings fidelity we have for the holy Franciscan friars an9 sisters as well with Is~aeli and Palestinian offi- shrine," said Franciscan Father as Armeniim OrthOdox and Greek cials, Pope John Paul II prayed for Amjad Sabbara ,who is at the con- Orthodox monks. The Israeli Embassy to the the success of his mission and for vent. "He said some beautiful Vatican said April 10 the Palestin~ an end to the suffering in the Holy words and gave us courage." , Powell has held meetings with ians were using the friars as a "proLand. At the end of an beatification Israeli Prime' Minister Ariel tective shield" in violation of inMass on Sunday, Pope John Paul Sharon, Palestinian leader Vasser ternationallaw, a "war crime" that said Israelis and Palestinians had Arafat and representatives of hu- endangered the lives of civilians. A day earlier, Israeli President sent him appeals for prayers and manitarian agencies. The secretary of state also met Moshe Katsav sent Pope John Paul assistance. The pope asked .thousands of April 13 with religious leaders, a letter assuring him that the Ispeople in St. Peter's Square "to including Latin Catholic Patriarch raelis had no intention of damagpray that the efforts under way to Michel Sabbah of Jerusalem and ' ing the church or harming the rere-establish respect for persons and Father Giovanni Battistelli, head , ligious inside the compound. However, on April lOan Armegoods and to promote the devel- of the Franciscans 'in the Holy nian monk, apparently mistaken opment of ajust and lasting peace Land. The Christian leaders told for one of the Palestinians, was would be crowned with success." On Monday, the pontiff tele- Powell they are concerned for the shot by an Israeli sniper. The anny phoned the Franciscan friars un- fate of Israelis and Palestinians transported the monk to a local hospital. der siege in the Church of the Na- now and in the future. However, two injured PalestinThe meeting included a discustivity compound in Bethlehem, West Bank. Some 200 Palestin- sion of the suffering of the Pales- ians were evacuated from the ians, many of them heavily anned, tinian population under a two- church compound Sunday, said broke into the church April 2 and ' week siege by the Israeli military Father Sabbara. In addition, the Ishave been holed up in the com- and of the situation at the Church raeli anny allowed some medicine, water and supplies into the compound ever since. The Israeli anny of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Turn to page J3 - Mideast The compound surrounding the had the entire complex surrounded


ANNE MARIE Kelly, a registered nurse, is the director of Staff Development and Pain Management at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River. (Anchor photo)

Dio'cese's CSS director asks Congress' support ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Tes'tifying before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Fall River . Catholic Social Services Director ArJene McNamee pleaded for improverpents in the support systems that allow mothers to make the successful transition from welfare to work - rather than imposing costly and impractical work requirements on

the states. Testifying April 10 on behalf of Catholic Charities USA, McNamee told the committee: "Single moms are now working in record numbers. Unfortunately, all too often the supports that were promised ... like child care, food stamps, Medicaid, and transportation assistance, Tum to page 16 - Support

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Father Bertrand R. Chabot . .

SOUTH YARMOUTH - Father Bertrand R. Chabot, 81, a retired priest of the Fan River diocese, died April 12 at his home here. Born in North Attleboro, the son of the late Joseph 0., and the late Clara (Gamache) Chabot, he attended Sacred' Heart Elementary School in North Attleboro and graduated from Joliette High School in Quebec, Canada in 1940. After theological studies at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, Md., he was ordained a priest on June 15, 1946 by Bishop James E. Cassidy in St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. A few weeks later, Father Chabot

NEW BEDFORD Serra Club President John E. Hoyle visited Fall River seminarians Karl Bissinger and Joseph Chagnon during a recent visit to Rome. Hoyle presented each of the seminarians a small gift from the Serra Club. The seminarians attend the Pontifical North American· OUR LADY'S College.

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was assigned as a parochial vicar at Montreal, Canada; and nieces and St. Anthony of Padua Parish, New nephews, among whom is Father Bedford. He was named pastor in Philip N. Hamel, parochial vicar at 1969 and served that community of St. Michael's Parish, Swansea. He faith for 44 years uniil his retinement was also the brother of the late Msgr. on Dec. 14, 1990.· Gerard Chabot, former pastor of St. He was a member of the Knights Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish in of Columbus and the L'Union St. South Attleboro. His funeral Mass was celebrated Jean Baptiste, in New Bedford. He was a former member of the New Wednesday in Sacred Heart Church, North Attleboro. Burial was in the Bedford Country Club. He leaves four sisters, Therese family lot at St. Stephen's Cemetery, L'Homme, Yvette Hamel and Claire Attleboro. The R.W. Chatigny Funeral Deschenes, aU of North Attleboro; and Holy Union Sister Armande Home, 1093 Central Avenue, Marie of Fall River; a brother, . Pawtucket, R.I., was in charge of Franciscan Father Luc Chabot of arrangements.

Holy Hour for Vocations is Cathedral FALL RIVER Sunday marks the conclusion of the Third Continental Congress on vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life in North America, held in Montreal. Sunday is also World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The Congress began their meetings on Thursday. In union with the Congress, a Holy Hour for Vocations will be held at St. Mary's Cathedral here, beginning at 3 p.m. The event is cosponsored by the diocesan Vocations Office and the Dioce'san Council of Catholic Women . Father Craig A. Pregana, dIOCesan director of Vocations, has also made available a "Holy Hour for Vocations" booklet, which may be obtained at the Cathedral Sunday. The booklet contains communal prayer which may be used by parish vocation teams as well as private prayers for parishioners who are looking to structure prayer time around vocations.

Daily Readings April 22 April 23 April 24

April 25 April 26 April 27 April 28

Acts 11:1-18; Pss 42:2-3;43:34; In 10:1-10 Acts 11 :19-26; Ps 87:1-7; In 10:22-30 Acts 12:2413:5a; Ps 67:23,5-6,8; In 12:44-50 . 1 Pt 5:5b-14; Ps 89:2-3,6-7,1617; Mk 16:15-20 Acts 13:26-33; Ps 2:6-11; In 14:1-6 Acts 13:44-52; Ps 98:1-4; In 14:7-14 Acts 6: 1-7; Ps 33:1-2,4-5,1819; 1 Pt 2:4-9; In 14:1-12

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DCCW RETREAT - Father Craig A. Pregana was the spiritual director of the annual Diocesan Council of Catholic Women's retreat, held April 5-7 at the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation Provincial House, Dighton. It was themed'We Come to Know Him in the Breaking of the Bread:' With Father Pregana are Claudette Armstrong, former DCCW president and chairman of the retreat; and Betty Mazzucchelli, current DCCW president.

In Your Prayers Please pray for the following priests during the coming week April 22 1910, Rev. Jamest. Smith, Pastor, Sacred Heart, Taunton 1954, Rev. Thomas F. Fitzgerald, Pastor, St. Mary, Nantucket

April 25 1940, Rev. John J. Wade, Assistant, Sacred Heart, Fall River 1955, Rev. Raymond J. Lynch, Chaplain, Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River .' :~.

April 26 1982, Rev. Ubalde Deneault, Pastor Emeritus, St. Joseph, Attleboro

April 27 1925, Rev. Francis 1. Bradley, 0.0:, Rector, Cathedral, Fall River 1949, Rev. Romeo D. Archambault, St. Anne, 'New Bedford 1973, Rev. Edward F. O'Keefe, SJ., retired, St. Francis Xavier, Boston

April 28 1959, Rev. Stanislaus 1. Goyette, Pastor, St. Louis de France, Swansea·

Boston predator priest advocated sex with boys By CATHOUC NEWS SERVICE BOSTON - At a press conference last week lawyers for an alleged victim of Father Paul R. Shanley released documents indicating Church authorities allowed the priest to continue in ministry despite receiving allegations that he molested minors and evidence that he supported sexual relations between men and boys. Famed in the I 960s and '70s for his work with Boston street kids, Father Shanley is now becoming notorious for the numerous allegations that he sexually molested dozens of boys over the years. In recent weeks Church officials in the Diocese of San Bernardino, Calif., have complained publicly that the Boston Archdiocese gave them no warning of any misconduct allegations against Father Shanley when the archdiocese sent him there on medical leave in 1990. Father Shanley, now 71 and retired, was most recently reported living in San Diego. The San Diego Poli~e Department recently removed him from its senior volunteer corps when it learned of the history of child molestation allegations against him. In a written statement Boston archdiocesan spokeswoman Donna M. Morrissey stressed the archdiocese's current "policy of zero tolerance with regard to the

sexual abuse of children." She said that while past policies and procediJres were inadequate, "there were. no deliberate decisions to put children at risk.", Convening the Boston press conference were lawyers Roderick MacLeish Jr. and Robert Sherman, representing 24-year-old plaintiff Gregory Ford, who says Father Shanley raped him in 1989 while he was stationed at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Newton, a Boston suburb. In the 1960s and '70s Father Shanley was nationally known as Boston's "street priest," assigned to a special ministry with alienated youths living on the streets. He became an advocate for homosexuals in the Church and on more than one occasion publicly criticized the Church's condemnation of all homosexual activity. At a meeting in Milwaukee -in 1978. he saia the Church's call for homosexuals to live celibate lives is unrealistic. In 1979 Cardinal Humberto Medeiros, then archbishop of Boston, transferred Father Shanley to parish ministry after receiving complaints about the priest's appearance as a speaker at a Boston conference on man-boy love which has been described as the founding conference of the North American Man-Boy Love Association.

Cardinal Mahony cleared of abuse allegation WASHINGTON (CNS) - . A police investigation has cleared Los Angeles Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of an allegation that he molested a teenage girl in 1969 in Fresno, CaIi f. When the claim surfaced in March, the cardinal asked for an immediate thorough investigation by Church and law enforcement authorities and categorically denied that he had ever sexually abused anyone. His accuser, a 51-year-old Fresno woman with a history of mental illness, claimed that when she was a student at San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fr.esno, she was knocked unconscious in a fight at school. She alleged that when she awoke, her boltom garment was gone and then-Msgr. Mahony was standing over her. She told reporters she was seeking compensation to cover her psychiatric bills. . She also has accused fellow students, family members and co-workers of molesting her. Fresno police officer Dwayne Johnson said April 11 that police interviewed former students and staff at the school and found nothing to substan-

tiate the allegation against the cardinal. He said Cardinal Mahony cooperated fully in the investigation. In a brief statement the cardinal thanked the Fresno police "for conducting a professional and 'thorough investigation." The claim against the Los Angeles cardinal made him the highest-ranking Church official to be accused in the scandal of sexual abuse of miriors by U.S. priests that has drawn wide media altention since the criminal trial in January of John Geoghan, a former Boston priest who is believed to have molested at least 130 children in three decades of ministry before he was defrocked. . The accusations led to a statement of support for the cardinal from the parish councils of St. Cecilia and Holy Cross churches in Los Angeles and cards of support from some 6,000 .members of the two parishes, which share personnel and programs in a cluster arrangement. "You are not alone. There are a lot of people who care and love you," the parish' councils wrote in a statement faxed to the cardinal.

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In that talk Father Shanley reportedly spoke approvingly of a sexual relationship between a man . and a boy and criticized society for treating such relationships as crimes. Among the documents released at the press conference was an eight-page letter to the head of the .Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from Cardinal Medeiros in February 1979, explaining the cardinal's efforts to confront Father Shanley on his views on homosexuality and saying he would no longer be allowed to carry on his informal ministry with homosexuals. The doctrinal congregation's protocol number on the letter, 173/ 74, indicated that the Vatican file on Father Shanley dated back to 1974, but the content of the letter suggested that the complaint about him concerned only what he said or taught about homosexuality, not questions of personal misconduct. Cardinal Medeiros said that under questioning Father Shanley insisted that he teaches what the Church teaches, focusing on the teaching

that a homosexual orientation is not in itself sinful. The lawyers said the 800-plus .pages ofarchdiocesan documents on Father Shanley that they obtained by court order indicated that allegations of sexual misconduct against him surfaced as far back as 1967. Sherman said that more than two dozen other people have brought allegations against Father Shanley. Among the letters released was a 1990 letter from Bishop Robert J. Banks, then Boston archdiocesan vicar for administration, informing Msgr. Philip A. Behan, then vicar general of San Bernardino, that Father Shanley was planning to stay in the California diocese for a year


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路the moorin~ Catholic means universal, The recent reporting of Bishops Wilton D. Gregory and WilI_iam S. Skylstad's Vatican meeting gave one the impression that a chasm existed between the Holy See and the Catholics of the United States. The very fact that the president and vice president of the United States Conference of Bishops should be in extended meet-' ing with the Vatican officials belies this claim. However the notion that the Vatican has separated itself from the concerns of the Church in America was indeed reinforced by the statement that the Vatican is leaving it to the American bishops to address the sexual abuse issue. This indeed would be more than unfortunate for the universal Church. In its semiaimual meeting in June the bishops of the United States will attempt to produce a national and unified policy for handling allegations of sexual abuse., everything is left to the discretion of residential ordinaries. It should be obvious that such a policy simply does not work. There. is a ringing demand on the part of the clergy and laity that there be set guidelines on this particular issue (rom sea to shining sea. In this regard there also lies a universal demand that must be addressed. The tragedies of pedophilia are not limited to the United States. They are to be found everywhere. The recent disclosures in Ireland, Poland and f\ustralill' give credence to the widespread scope of this infamy. Certainly the local Church must face abuse cases head-on in a collective and healing manner. This should apply also to the Church as a universal whole. Bishop .Gregory reflected that the current scandal has overshadowed much progress the Church has made in the last decade in addressing clergy sexual abuse. Yet there is much more that can be done. This also must be reflected by ongoing efforts on a universal basis. . Once again we cannot let the words of Vatican II fade into distant memory.. The Council clearly and forcefully stated the promotion of unity belongs to the "innermost nature of the Church." She must show the entire world that an authentic union, social and external results from a union of minds and hearts. The root of the unity is of course the Holy Spirit. It is imperative that this faith bank be made firmer and stronger as we address the difficulties of . the times. Collectively we must reflect a Church that is "holy and without blemish." It is true all individuals in the Church despite the fragility of human nature' are called to live to this standard. Yet we know that this can only be achieved by continuous conversion of mind, heart and soul. This is the struggle we now face, not only as individuals but also as a universal Church. Christ's call to conversion indeed resounds today in a very special way in the lives of all who have, been called to serve in the Church, especially the ordained. In an openly pagan culture this is a most difficult process. Yet it is one that must be continuously renewed. Amid the darkness of evil that now surro\lnds us, it is the glimmer of this faith that will lead us into the light. With this mind-set we should'be aware that we are fully one and universal in our communion with the Church of Rome. We should not be set adrift by being caught up in路our own individuality. We as Church are not just the sum of many parts. In the mind o( the Lord, the Church is universal by vocation and mission. It is our' universal challenge that we come together united, working together . throughout the world, to renew the faith upon which the Church was built. After all, Catholic does mean universal.


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hood is seemingly being singled out today is that it is a life conNo one deniel) that sexual secrated to the highest standards abuse by priests has shocked the of society. public and that a media blitz is Ironically, though sin is no one good way to 'stir up public stranger to our society and people don "t want a priesthood reaction against abuse. But why haven't there been around to remind them of this, similar blitzes against those who they need the priesthood. If.the produce child pornography? entire priesthood somehow were Why focus so forcefully on the obliterated, society would crepriesthood? . ate one. It knows that, without. . A principal reason is that the sacred that the priesthood people still highly respect the represents, society will inevita. priesthood. However, this re- bly self-destruct. spect comes with a heavy price. In the book "The History of The moment a man is ordained, . the Idea. of Progress," sociolopeople. have high expectations gist Robert Nesbitt reaffirms this principle: "The reason for of him. Priests are expected to repre- the debasement of literature ... sent a certain standard for excel- is our lack of-a true culture. And lence. If they betray this standard, fundamental to this lack is the priests not only betray exalted disappearance of the 'sacred, alprinciples but also those who put ways at the heart of any genutheir faith in them. Throughout ine culture - from ancient Athhistory, the names of Judas and ens to Victorian England." BenedictArnold, along with their I believe that a key factor in betrayals, have been synonymous the present outcry is the fact that with the despicable. a sinful, fearful society needs One reason that the pri~st- priests - symbols of the sacred CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

- to remain vital. The outcry may be as much about the loss of symbols of spiritual excellence as it is about the evil actions of individuals. Another reason for the media outburst is an element of antiCatholicism. This is because Catholicism forever is reminding society to be much more Pro-Life, pro-justice and Christcentered. As much as defending these standards is every Catholic's obligation, more is expected of a very visible priesthood. Could it be that the outrage we are experiencing reflects a love-hate relationship that society has with the priesthood? The crimes committed by priests are without doubt despicable, and society has a right to hate the crime and to demand action. Yet society still holds a great deal of respect for the priesthood. Society will do a great deal to keep the priesthood alive, even if it means having a public crucifixion to purify it.

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.THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River - Fri., April 19, 2002 ing anyway.

It is said that certain things in life in front of a roaring fireplace and a start emulating a fine wine or cheese. mellow with age: wines, cheeses, portrait ofBobby Jones, relaxed me We have defending champs in human beings. And what can be into a cozy semiconscious state. football, the Sox justtook three-outmore laid-back than just kicking This year, I couldn't tolerate that of-four from the hated Yankees, the back on a lazy Sunday afternoon sleep-aid in lieu of watching the Bruins are finally back in the Stanley watching the final round of the Mas- Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce slice Cup playoffs and facing ters Golf Tournament at Montreal, the NHL's verscenic Augusta National sion of the Yankees-Red Golf Course in Georgia. Sox rivalry - and the Maybe I haven't Boston Celtics are joining .itI ... "aged" enough, or theirAeetCentercompan/, maybe it's the current ions in postseason play state of affairs of New after a long absence. ..-- ., ~ , ;'':?;;c--... England sports, but I just Last year at this time, .i~ ';~f~ 1 much like many other couldn't sit still during. By Dave Jolivet Tiger Woods' charge to years, the Masters was a his third Green Jacket last welcome sedative in the weekend. Usually I enrat race of life. Not so joy visions of plush, emerald green through an opposing defense, much this year. Last weekend, the fairways saturating my TV screen, crashing through outstretched tree granddaddy of all golf tournaments complemented by a vast array of limb-like arms for a lay-up and a simply got in the way of this great flora to add just the right amount three-point play during .the NBA adrenaline rush. This year, I didn't of color contrast. Instead, my head postseason dance. care if Tiger Woods or Tony the TiMore often than not I've envi- ger won. This year, I had no pawas filled with images of 35,000 screaming maniacs at Fenway Park ously watched the duffers at Au- tience for the courteous gallery that letting the New York Yankees gusta stroll immaculate carpets of remained so quiet as' each man know exactly what they think of the grass amid summerlike conditions. swatted at the small, dimpled orb; pin stripers. Yet fonder memories prevailed this not after watching four Red SoxMost other years, I would nestle April. Like those of watching a Yankee skirmishes. a little more deeply into the sofa as world championship gridiron club No, for me 2002 is the year of TV coverage at Augusta broke for (that shall remain nameless because the roar. Like other New Englandcommercial amid the strains of of a past promise) trudge through ers, I got a taste for' winning, and I gentle guitar licks. Not this week, a New England snowstorm with LIKE it! So, if you want me, you'll for I craved watching the Boston 55,000 howling snowmen, -women know where to find' me. Cheering .and jeering, living and dying with Bruins' Hal Gill, Kyle McLaren and -children egging them on. and Joe Thornton smash Montreal Yes, under normal circum- the Sox, Bruins and Celtics in their Canadiens' forwards into the stances, the Masters is one ofthe TV quest to make New England the Plexiglas like bugs on a windshield sports highlights of the year. But sports mecca of the world. After during the Stanley Cup playoffs. these aren't normal times for New several years of mellowing graceSo often have interviews with· Englanders:There's far too much fully, there will be a break in the Jack Nicklaus or Arnold Palmer, set excitement going on around. here to aging process - for this human be-

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CNS) the means to say no to violence," he - Catholic school teachers have said. much more on their plate than just In retreats he gives across the academics, as illustrated by the num- country and in his volunteer work ber of workshops during the recent atjuvenile detention centers, Bellizzi annual National Catholic Educa- emphasizes the need to see violence tional Association convention that .as a disease and to take' steps to treat focused on ways to keep schools it. safe and how to stop violence. For starters, he said certain risk Although some workshops at the factors need to be eliminated such Atlantic City meeting dealt with cri- as drugs, alcohol and weapons. Then sis management, particularly in light students need help in dealing with of September 11, several others dis- . issues such as anger, fear or pain. If cussed violence on a smaller scale they cannot cope with these in the ~ the kind that can take place on right way, he said, they might act the school playground or in neigh- violently. borhoods. He urged his listeners to go back Anthony Bellizzi, youth minis- and talk with their faculty to be sure ter at three Catholic parishes in their schools had counseling for stuQueens, N.Y., told a group of par- dents with repeat behavioral probish religious educators and Catho- lems that would provide "a way to lic school teachers that the Church open the door for some ofthose feeland Catholic schools needed to do ings" bottled inside. more to steer youths away from vioBellizzi also emphasized that stulence. dents who are prone to act violently "We need to do more than say, need to make lifestyle changes, 'Don't do it.' We need to give them' mainly to realize that change and

Letter to the Editor Editor: I am dismayed by all the sexual dysfunction that has been occurring within our Church. The authority of the bishops in this country has been usurped by the liberal ideas of this society. I'm further annoyed by the lack of direct

discussion of this problem in The Anchor. As the title of your news- . paper implies, we need frank, open information addressing these problems, an anchor to help us hold on to our faith! Clearly our Church has been grossly affected. According to the media, one diocese is rumored to have released over 100 priests! This topic should have been "The" lead article.

Dr. David E. Burns West Chatham


respect "comes from within." "All of you, especially religion teachers, automatically provide violence prevention, because it takes a spiritual foundation and strength to be able to make these choices," he said. One teacher commented that the whole teaching field has changed over th~ past 30 years since she had been teaching. "It's overwhelming," she said, "to teach the Church's message of sexuality in the midst of scandal or the Church's teaching of peace in a time of war. "We have to say, 'Jesus, I don't know how to do it' and consecrate ourselves to him more than before."



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ATTLEBORO - Perpetual adoration is held in the Adoration. Chapel at St. Joseph's Church, 208 South Main Street. If you would like to sign up for a time to adore Jesus call Pauline L'Heureux at 508-222-7047. ATTLEBORO - St. John's Council No. 404 Knights of Columbus is sponsoring its annual Dinner for Priests and Religious April 30 from 6-7 p.m. at St. John's Council Home, 2 Hodges Street. Registration is open until April 22. Call La: Salette Father Robert Nichols at 508-236-90 I 9 for more information.

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from I :30-3:30 p.m. for individuals and .families interested in adopting a child from a foreign country or a domestic newborn. It will be held at 261 South Street, Hyannis. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Mary-Lou Mancini at 508-674-4681.

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MISCELLANEOUS Community Nurse and Hospice Care will begin a training program for volunteers April 22. It will deal with death and dying, bereavement and help volunteers assist terminally ill patients and their families. For more information call Jo-An~ Richard at 508999-3400. .

'ATTLEBORO - A Coffee House will take place Saturday at NEW BEDFORD - A pro6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria featuring the trio "NBJ" (Nothin' But gram entitled ~'Theology on Tap," Jesus). The cafeteria will be open will be held April 24 at 6: 15 p.m. at Bickford's Restaurant, 2980 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for dinner. A Portuguese healing service Acushnet Avel1ue. It is open to with Mass will take place Sunday single and married people in their at 2 p.m. at the Shrine Church. 20s and 30s and will featu~~ a Father Manuel Pereira, M.S. will guest speaker. lead the service that will include NEW BEDFORD -·Devoteaching, music. Eucharist and the opportunity to be prayed over and tion to Our Lady of Perpetual anointed individually. The church Help is celebrated every Tuesday is wheelchair accessible. For and Devotion to Divine Mercy more information, call 508-222- every Thursday at the noon Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help 5410. Christine· Homen, LICSW, a . Church. For more information therapist at the Shrine's Counsel- call 508-992-9378. ing Center, wilt lead a seminar . titled "Women and Their FamiTAUNTON - St. Joseph lies," on April 27 from 9:30 a.m. Church, 19 Kilmer Avenue, will to 4 p.m. Topics will include be the site of a mission April 29"Roots, -Seasons and Growth," May 2 beginning at 7 p.m. each "Learning from the Past," "~ope evening. It will be directed by for the Future," "Coping with Father Pio Mandato and is themed 'Explosive' Situations," and "Going into the Depths." It will "Healing the Hearth and Home." includes spiritual talks and reconIssues of family history, dynam- ciliation. For more information , ics and relations will be consid-' call 508-824-5435. ered.For more information, call 508-236-9082. . WEST HARWICH - The· Celebrate Life Committee of, FALL RIVER - The Fall Holy Trinity Church will hold its RIver First Friday Club invites all monthly holy hour April 28. 3;t men of area parishes to join them I :30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, , . May 3 for a '6 p.m. Mass at Sa- 246 Main Street. cred Heart Church. An informal dinner wfll follow in the parish WEST HARWICH - The' center. For more information call Third Order of Carmelites will 508-678-1792. meet April 21 at 5:30 p.m. atHoly Trinity Church for prayer, rosllfY. MISCELLANEOUS and study. For more information Catholic Social Services will hold call Dottie Cawley at 508-477': an information session May 5 2798.

Salnt Anne's sets free hIt I · C, 0 es ero SCreenl~gs FALL RIVER - Freecholesterol screenings will be held at Saint Anne's Hospital on April 19 and 26, from 8 to II a.m. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, a total cholesterol level below 200 is ideal; between 200 and 239 is borderline; and above 240 is considered high risk for heart disease.

Q. Since September 11 we hear to the ends of the earth. Muslims to provide some answer. often that Muslims have the same believe it is their duty to bring all Second, we cannot be arrogant God as' Christians. But in John 'people to the "true path" of Islam, about the priceless treasure of the (17:3),Jesussayssalvationmeans the only authentic worship and ser- truthentrustedtousbyChrist,atruth knowing the one true God, the one vice of God. we see now only·"dimly," as in a who sent Jesus Christ. Paul says I believe one cannot claim, there- very imperfect mirror (I Cor 13). We (1 Cor 8:6) there is one God, the fore, that Christianity and Islam be- should be humble enough to pursue Father who made aU things. lieve in different gods. In fact, schol- every ray of light wherever it might , .I'm sliD trying to figure this out. . ars long ago discovered that the East-shine. . . Church leaders say we must "dia- ern Christian churches significantly Third, the responsibility of carlogue" with them. I don't ....-~---~-----fM"::::i_iiij;~,.,ing for the world and the see anything in common whole human family has been entrusted to all human we can even talk about. 'Perhaps you can help. beings together. Engage(New York) . ment with Islam and all A. Islam and Christianpeople of good will "conity do believe in the same fesses that God's love and • By· Fath er , providence exclude no one. God, ifby that we mean the John J., Dietzen That is the truly 'absolute one who created all things, a personal being with whom claim' of Christianity." we relate on this earth and Finally, claims Cardinal with whom those who are saved will, influenced much of Muhammad's Schonbom, we believe we are not in some way, spend eternity. theology and many of his prescrip- subject to forces of blind and arbitrary fate. We have every reason to The massive differences between tions for worship. us focus oil how this God has reAs you suggest, with all these hope. This hope, founded in Jesus vealed himself to us; who did the seemingly insurmountable conflicts of Nazareth, moves us to witness to revealing; what God expects from of faith, how can there be discus- that hope and search for traces of it in other religions. us; and how we view'the absolute, sion? What is there to talk about? In February, Cardinal Christoph Admittedly, this is a difficult -"unique" nature of our religions. Both Christians and Muslims see Schonbom of Vienna, Austria, ad- road, one th3.t requires great faith and their faith as the final, and only, valid dressed this problem in an enlight- courage. Even so, if we are to be revelation ofGoi:l. For us, the bearer ening manner. Speaking to a Cali- .faithful to the mission given us by of that revelation and the embodi- fomia university audience, he said Christ, the bottom line is, we have ment, or incarnation, ofGod, is Jesus at least four reasons convince him no other choice. . A free brochure on ecumenism, Christ. For them, the final prophet, .' that our very certitude about Jesus the supreme messenger and revealer and the church obliges us "not including questions on of God, is their founder, merely to the appearance of dia- intercommunion and other ways Muhammad. logue, but rather to a profound readi- ofsharing worship, is available by As an additional source of con- ness to search for the truth together." sending a stamped, self-addressed . First, we are one human family, envelope to Father John Dietzen, flict, both religions see themselves as missionary, intended for the sharing one origin and one destiny. Box 325, Peoria, IL 61651. whole of humanity. Jesus com- We need to identify and explore to,Questions may be sentJo Famanded his disciples to carry his gether the "great puzzles of human titer Dietzen at the same address, "good news," his life, to all people,' existence" to which all religions try or E-mail:

Needed: A Department of .Peace I heard two voices crying out for peace as spring structures to help create peace in our hOn;tes, in our began, and hope was revived in my heart. At Easter families, in our schools, in our neighborhoods, in our Pope John Paul II told the world: "Nothing is resolved cities and in our nation. It aspires to create condithrough reprisal and retaliation. No one can remain tions for peace within and to create conditions for silent and inactive - no political or religious leader. peace worldwide. It considers the conditions which It seems that war has been declared.on peace." . cause people to become the terrorists of the future, And then, like an answer to my prayers, I heard issues of poverty, scarcity and exploitation." about a political l e a d e r ' Kucinich knows that who is speaking out what he is proposing is not easy sell in a time when boldly for peace: "When peace is not on the agenda President Bush is reeeiv-' of our political parties or ing high approval ratings our governments, then it for the ongoing "war on must be the work and the terrorism." Yet, as duty of each citizen of the Kucinich told The Nation world. This is the time to By Antoinette Bosco magazine reporter John organize for peace. This is Nichols, it is right for the time to conceive of Americans to question, peace as not simply being the absence of'violence, war, for "there is a great deal of unity in America but the active pres~nce of the capacity for a higher 'around some basic values: peace and security, protection of the planet, a good quality of life for themevolution of human awareness." Those are words spoken by U.S. Representative selves and for others.... There's nothing unpatriotic Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, a Democrat who chairs about asserting human values and defending demothe Congressional Progressive Caucus. ~e sPeaks of 'cratic principles. A lot of Americans are telling me peace with an urgency that forces a person to pay this is the highest' form of patriotism." I keep remembering what Pope John Paul said two attention. He believes that "we can make war archaic." days before the first President Bush launched the PerPraising the United States as a nation that has re- sian GulfWar II years ago. "Save humanity the tragic alized "impossible dreams," he'now puts'a new chal- experience of a new war," the pope urg~d. "A war lenge before us: "If we have the courage to claim. would not resolve the problems, only aggravate them." peace with the passion, the emotion and the integrity At Easter that year, the pbpe scathingly denounced with which we have claimed independence, freedom that war. He called it a "darkness" that had "cast a and equality, we can become that nation which makes shadow over the whole human community." nonviolence an organizing principle in' our society, . .It ha~ given me great hope to hear a congressman ' i ' an d'In d olng-so c hange the worId" . speak th at same anguage of nonVIOlence. Kucinich Kucinich has put his belief into action. Seeking a urged us all to work to "create a new clear vision of a broader congressional debate over current U.S. mili- world as one." I believe, as Kucinich does, that our tary. po I"ICles, he h as proposed a b'll I to create a D e- country needs a Department of Peace (Website adfP I h' d'" ... d .. ff ) . partment 0 eace. n IS wor s, It enVISions new ress: .


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way we find necessary." He said that at a working lunch two weeks ago, the pope was especially concerned with the spirit of U.S. Catholics in the face of the scandals, which have rocked the Boston Archdiocese and much of the nation for the past three months. Bishop Gregory said one of the key policy issues the U.S. bishops

posts while reassessing past sex abuse allegations against them. WASHINGTON - The clergy More prosecutors began asking dioceses for their records of past sex abuse crisis in the U.S. Catholic Church took a new turn as the allegations. And hundreds of inVatican scheduled a summit on the dividuals came forward with new issue with U.S. cardinals and top allegations that they had been officers of the bishops' conference. sexually abused by a priest as a They were to be in Rome April child. 22-25 to meet with Pope John Paul In California, Los Angeles CarII and top Vatican officials. dinal Roger M. Mahony was The summit was called as cleared by police of an alleCardinal Bernard F. Law of He said that at a working lunch gation by a woman with a his~oston faced new calls to re- two weeks ago, the pope was es- tory .of mental illness that the sIgn b~cause of a I?ss of trust pecially concerned with the spirit of cardmal may have molested over hIs past reassIgnment of . . her more than 30 years ago priests accused of sexual U.S. Cathol1c~ In the face of the when she was in high school scandals, which have rocked the in Fresno. The claim about an abuse of minors. In a faxed letter to all his Boston Archdiocese and much of alleged incident at the school priests Cardinal Law said he the nation for the past three months. was vague and police said indid not intend to resign, but ' terviews with former staff and many observers did not take students produced nothing to the letter as a final word on the have yet to resolve is the question substantiate it. Cardinal Mahony topic. The Boston Globe, the city's of reassignment of priests who denied ever molesting anyone. leading daily, issued a second edi- have committed sexual abuse. The New York Cardinal Edward M. torial call for the cardinal's resig- bishops "are not all on the same Egan, former bishop of Bridgeport, nation April 14. page" on that issue, he said, but Conn., came undernew fire in midMeanwhile, Bishop Wilton D. he suspected there was growing April over his handling of abuse Gregory of Belleville, Ill., presi- sentiment toward permanently re- cases during his time in Bridgeport dent of the U.S. Conference of moving such priests from all forms in the 1990s. As Connecticut newsCatholic Bishops, told Catholic of public ministry. papers investigated details of those New Service at the end of a week The spread of the scandal be- cases, they contended the cardinal of meetings in Rome that the yond the Boston area continued in protected priests and did not purpope "assured us of his willing- the first half of this month. More sue allegations as vigorously as he ness and desire to assist us in any bishops removed priests from should have.

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Grave of pioneering Holy Cross brother discovered the community at Notre Dame. Brother Anselm was 15 when he and five other SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The discovery of a Holy Holy Cross brothers journeyed with Father Sorin to Cross pioneer's I57-year-old grave in southern Indi- Indiana in 1841. ana has opened a discussion about where the youngThey went first to Vincennes in southwestern Inest companion of University of Notre Dame founder diana, but the bishop refused to allow them to start a Father Edward Sorin should rest. new school there. He gave them hundreds of acres in Bob Newland, whose wife, Janet, is archivist for northern Indiana, and all but Brother Anselm and theArchdiocese ofIndianapolis, discovered the grave another brother moved north to start what became of BrotherAnselm Caillot in December in Springdale the University of Notre Dame. Cemetery in Madison, Ind. The next year BrotherAnselm was left alone when "Now the question is whether to exhume Brother the other brother moved to Notre Dame. "He was very miserable," said Father Marvin Anselm and bring him back to where he probably belongs or leave him in MadiO'Connell, a priest of the son," said Holy Cross histo- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FortWayne-South Bend diorian Brother George "I think he should stay there my- cese and author o~ a biograKlawitter of Austin, Texas. self" Brother Klawitter told Catholic phy of Fa~er Sonn. Should Brother Anselm,' .. . "The bIshop was halfborn Pierre Caillot in France, News Service In a telephone Inter- mad. He treated Anselm terremain where he was buried viel-v. "He loved it there, and the town ribly. He was taken out of after he accidentally drowned loved him. Missionaries are gener- Vincennes and sent down to in the Ohio River? ally buried where they fall. It's almost ~adison on the O~o River, "I think he should stay like he belongs to them." m southeastern IndIana. He there myself," Brother ' . drowned down there,"Father Klawitter told Catholic News - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - O'Connell added.' Service. "He loved it there, and the town loved him. Details of Brother Anselm's death can be found Missionaries are generally buried where they fall. It's in a letter written by the pastor of S1. Michael's. He almost like he belongs to them." said that he and BrotherAnselm had gone to the Ohio Or should his remains be moved north to a Notre 'River when Anselm was caught in a current 20 feet Dame cemetery where other Holy Cross brothers are deep and 200 feet from shore on July 12, 1845. The buried?' parish priest, who couldn't swim, watched helplessly "My view is that they ought to bring his body back .as Brother Anselm drowned, and searchers discovhere," said Holy Cross Brother Richard Gilman, presi- ered the body five hours later. dent of Holy Cross College across the street from the In 1936; a visiting Holy Cross brother copied the University of Notre Dame. "That's where the com- inscription on BrotherAnselm's gravestone. The next munity is, and that's where he wanted to be. (Father) year, the overturned stone apparently sank into the Sorin kept him down there." soft earth during a flood. The question is more complicated than usual beLast December, Newland, as a favor to Brother cause documents show Father Sorin spurned the Klawitter, went looking for the grave and found it youth's repeated pleas to live in northern Indiana with with the help of cemetery sexton Bob Leach.


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Document'urges respect for expressions of piety VATICAN CITY (CNS) Just because an expression of popular piety may seem "a bit strange" in another culture, it does not mean that it is not an expression of Christian faith, said the head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. Venerating relics, kissing sa· cred images, re-enacting the Lord's Passion, making a pilgrimage's knees and carrying statues of saints in procession through city streets have been signs of faith in different parts of the world for centuries, said Chilean Cardinal Jorge Medina Estevez, prefect of the congregation. The cardinal spoke at a recent press conference to present the congregation's new "Directory on Popular Piety and Liturgy," a 300-page book available only in Italian. "When, out of a desire for liturgical purity, .expressions of popular piety are chased away, our faith is impoverished," the cardinal said. Because they truly are popular and have arisen from the culture and faith of particular peoples, some of the devotions · "may seem strange in some 'parts of the world, but for centuries · they have been .expressions of faith and have led to a deepening of faith," he said: The directory is aimed at getting bishops and those the cardinal called "liturgical purists" to support expressions of popular piety, to educate the faithful about their connection to the fundamentals of Christian faith and to "purify" them of any tendency toward superstition, he said. In its detailed discussion' of many expressions of popular piety - from Advent wreaths to the rosary, from Corpus Christi processions topilg'riinages the document ·emphas.ized the .'

need for all forms of popular piety to take a second place to the. celebration of the Mass and to respect the liturgIcal seasons of the ,Church. . '. tn addition to popular expressions of faith connected with Jesus, Mary arid' the saints, the directory also discussed the importance of gestures, rites and prayers for the dead.' . : While accepting the existence of goo<;i rea~~ms for cremation,' it . insisted that "the 'ashes should not be kept in the home of a: family member, but should be in~ terred awaiting the day when God will raise from the earth . those who rest there, and the seas will return the dead." However, the directory 'asked local bishops to ensure venerated relics are authentic, "to prevent the excessive fragmentation of .relics, which is not consonant with respect for (the) dignity of the human body" and to caution the faithful against ~'the mania of collecting relics." The directory also praised the widespread practice of meditating on the Stations of the Cross, particularly on the Fridays of Lent; and said other forms have been approved by the Vatican "or publicly used by the Roman pontiff are to be considered genuine and can be used when opportune." Regarding using flower petals to decorate the ground over which a Corpus Christi procession will pass, the directory cautions that turning the decorating into a competition goes against the spirit of adoration. The document also praise passion plays, but 'urges t~ose involved in staging them to safeguard their sacred character and not letting them be overcome by "folkloristic displays which aim not so much at a religious spirit, but at attracting the attentiori of tourists."

MEMBERS OF the royal family;- including Quee.n-·Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, follow the casket of the Queen Mothef:fellowing her recent funeral at Westminster Abbey in Lonphoto fr()m .Reuters) . don. She died in Windsor. at age ."..tO~_-' ...,(CNS . '.

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reflected in two. radio broadcasts .' Westminster Cathedral the cardinalsaid that the Queen Mother's on the Queen Mother's life. CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE . "She did not fear it or change life had been enriched by "an exMANCHESTER, .England her life because of it. She contin- . traordinary range of experiences Queen Mother Elizabeth prepared ued living life to the full," he said and by a deep faith in God and in for death by living a "good and in one interview. the tenacity and generosity of the generous Christian life," said Car''The Queen Mother was called human spirit." dinal Cormac Murphy-q'C<?l).no.r .. !9Ji,:,~",~1if~..of duw~n(ts~ryi£'. "And it was also a life marked of Westminster. . the nation and rose magnificently . by selfless service to her country, The Queen Mother's funeral in to the challenge, and well beyond, by unswerving loyalty to her famWestminster Abbey, London, fol- treating everybody she met with ily, by a spontaneous and genuine lowed a five-day period of lying courtesy. She delighted in people affection for her people and by a in state when an estimated 200,000 and they loved her for it. She pre- warmth, dignity and charm which people passed her coffin. pared for death with a good and never flagged, even in the most tryThe funeral attended by thegener~)Us and Christian life," he .ing circumstances. British royal family and royal said. He said the Queen Mother families from across Europe, was . The cardinal ~aid one of the could never have expected that "by also attended by British senior Queen Mother's 'most endearing unforeseen historical ac.cident" ~ political figures. characteristics was "her sense of the abdication of her brother-inCardinal Murphy-O'Connor, fun and her capacity to make ev- law, King Edward VIII - 'she president of the Bishops' Confer-· erybody feel totally at ease in her would become Queen Consort and subsequently Queen Mother." ence of England and Wales, .read· company." He recalled how years earlier a "Nevertheless these were from the Book of Revelations, becoming the first Catholic prelate: . lunch di'scilsSionon the Second' .: some'of the qualities she dis. in several centuries to p~cipate World':,W'a{concluded 'with' the . 'playe~, particularly in the dar~ in the funeral of a senior rriember .Queen:Mother leading the table in' times when our country needed ~"7"'<:;';h""-;:'1' ,'ofthe British:RbYalfamily. aSlngalong ofsongs fromthatera.. an example}o keep self-belief ..::Earlier in- ~e qay, the cardinal . During: a' memorial service in aliv~:' he sa~d . By PAULINUS BARNES',

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Jo~uin Correa,' pOlice chief .~n, the, depcirtment ,of Huila where the town is located,'said that the Revolujon,Pope John' Paul IT condemned the violence and tionary Armed FOl'CeS'OfColbmbia,the q)untry's larg. . urged.'other:priests in the diocese to trust in the power est guerrilla group, operates in the area, but he had no ." . ' .immediate idea who was responsible .for' the murde~. . :'of life and.~.. ... .:In atelegniin to Bishop-Lib<l;fdo Ramirez Gomez of.. No groupimrri~atelyclaimed resPonSibility. GarZqn;'Colombia, 'the pope asked thewgion's priests ··:.Cardinal Pedro Rubianp Saenz of Bogota S:aid the '~o'contiilUe yoUr pastoral mission without losing heart," '~. killing. was part. of acaritpaign' of "bllrbaric actions by : .··FatherJuan~onNuriez,parishpriestinthesouth~.· .armedgroups.agairist the' Church and the entire coun, westem· town· La Argentina, was shot"earlier this try; which is why we mu~t unite with the state and pub.' month by tWo menwhile he was distributing CommWl- lic security forces'to reject these acts which only seek .. ion at an eveDing Mass. '. .Colombia's destructiot:\.": . . He 'and a'-!ayman who also was shot; Joaquin . . The killing follows the assassinations in January of . .Q~ebiicta; 'died shortliafterheing hospitalized. .... a C.olombian p~est and .in March of Cali's Archbishop L..o._---.;;........;.....;...;.....;......,;.---.;~ ..,;.::.;....~ .. ' . The paPal·te~egrnm,:sent in the pope!s'namf;by Car-' Isaias Duarte Cancino. :. '. ' RELIGIOUS ICONS are placed on a wall by Good· Friday' . dinalAngelo Sodano; Vaticansecrerary of state, called A Colombian police coordinator for the security of pilgrims at the Santuario de Chimayo in Chimayo, N.M. The the attack "as obstinate and savage it was unjustified . Church personnel said in March that 10 bishops and new "Directory on Popular Piety and Liturgy" released April 9 and weakly reasoned, which did not spare the life of a priests had received credible death threats. by the Vatican, stated the need for all forms of popular piety priest of Christ while he exercised his sacred ministry." He said Church leaders were being singled out beto take second place to the celebration of Mass. (CNS photo Fides, the Vatican's missionary news service, attrib- cause theirefforts to form the moral consciences ofpeople by Neil Jacobs) uted the attack to two "bandits." were cutting into the interests of illegal organizations. . :<VATICAN CITY (eNS) -,-After'a Colombian priest

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rival, group size and seat location. Catholic churches were excluded from the study, WASHINGTON - A Catholic University of though, because they tended to be too large, and America sociology class study of people's arriving congregations too difficult to count, according to and sitting habits at Sunday services unearthed Sullins. ' somewhat surprising findings as to what those habThe students found that 58.9 percent of attend" its say about people and how they correlate to faith, ees showed up in the nine minutes immediately pregroup size and timing. ceding services, and generally the later people But the results showed up, the more also backed up an , . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - likely they were to sit further back in the church. Persons who ?~tet~Udt;.ac~~~i came in groups made Sullins, an assistant minutes before service starts. up just over half (52 professor of sociolpercent) of all worogy at the university shi ppers and were whose class contwice as likely to sit ducted the study, is in the front as the that "people who ar-, back (37 percentverrive earlier tend to sit sus 18 percent). The up toward the front, most common group much more than was an adult male those arriving later. and female and one The stereotype of the or more children' person who arrives who sat toward the just in time and slips front. into the back has Additionally, the some foundation to study found that it." grou p attendance "People who sit in and seating tendenback of classrooms cies varied by relido so for a reason," gion. About twohe said in an interthirds of Methodists view. "Folks in the and Episcopalians back of the movie I came and sat in theater are not as ingroups, according to terested in what's . . .:c.acU1llllnlraf__ C_CllSGnII'Ia, Sullins, while twogoing on on the thirds of Baptists screen. Avid baseball fans tend to want to sit in the worshiped alone. front-row seats." "Baptists typically have some fomi. of concurAmong 'the study's other findings: almost 60 per- rent Sunday school happening at the same time as 'cent of churohgoers arrive in the last 10 minutes , church," Sullins explained. "So the children go to before the service, the number of children present Sunday school wnile the adults go to church." tends to vary by faith 'tradition, and the size of the The study also found that the tendency to woraverage group worshipping is tied to church size. ship in groups is related to church size. For the study, students visited churches of a vaSullins, a former Episcopalian priest, said he riety of denominations throughout the Washington dreamed up the.theme, but added that "it came from , area. They then made diagrams of the interior, and what is generally common wisdom among pastors, attended the "main Sunday service:" according to that "certain folk slip into back of church, while a Slillins, to track data like age, gender, time of ar- certain other type of folk sit up toward the front."



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SAC~ED HEART Father Giuseppe Pierantoni, who escaped after being held a hostage to kidnappers,for six months, greets , Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the presidential palace in Manila recently. (CNS photo from Reuters)

Kidnapped Italian priest escapes from abductors in Philippines MANILA, Philippines (CNS) - Kidnapped Sacred Heart Father Giuseppe Pierantoni is reported safe and well after he escaped from his abductors in the southern Philippines. The Italian priest, who was presented to the media last week at the Malacanangpresidential palace in downtown Manila, said he "got free from the gang who kidnapped" him, reported UCA News, an Asian church news agency based in Thailand. "I believe after (almost) six months of staying in the forest, (it was) time to escape," Father Pierantoni said. He was kidnapped October 17 from his residence in Dimataling, about 500 miles southeast of Manila. "I am very very thankful, very grateful to God, the Filipino government and all the families who really showed solidarity to me," Father Pierantoni 'said. He especially than~ed "Bishop Zacharias .Jimenez Of Pagadian and his flock for what they did for me." "I'm quite healthy," added the priest, admitting though that he was "still a bit confu.sed and

also tired" because he had walked for 12 hours the day before. Government troops found Father Pierantoni at 2 a.m. in a coconut plantation in Tungawan, in southwest Mindanao, Brig. Gen. Angel Atutubo told UCA News. Atutubo said Father Pierantoni "lost weight but was in good physical condition when our men found him." He said three arrested kidnappers provided information that led the task force to the area where the priest was recovered. Father Pierantoni was turned over to the Italian Embassy and was to undergo "debriefing" sessions in the coming days., President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo first announced the priest's recovery in her 'early morning radio program over three national stations. "Thanks to the Divine Mercy," she said. Bishop Jimenez, who had been working for the priest's release, said Father Pierantoni was passed from one kidnap group to another after his abduction.


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Money and temptation are the staples of John Grisham's latest mystery By JOSEPH R. THOMAS CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE After two successful harvests in other pastures, John Grisham, in "The Summons" (Doubleday), has again brought a crop of greedy lawyers, to the literary marketplace. While 'The Summons" is not on a par with Grisham's best, it is far from' his worst - and an eager public has responded with alacrity.' This is Grisham's 14th book, and all but the last two ("A Painted House," which may have been his best-ever novel. and "Skipping Christmas") have dealt with the law .,..... or, more precisely, with lawyers. And generally they've dealt with greed as well, buttressing the common notion that the two are locked in a death grip. Although a lawyer himself, Grisham is not one for high courtroom drama. Rather, his staple is the moral challenge that money often presents. In "The Summons" he comes to grip with those temptations again, although in 'a' different guise than in the past. Additionally, whiie a summons is a legal term, in line with his penchant for linking titles to storylines, this summons is not a come-hither call from the court but a dying man's demand that his sons - one a law professor and the other an irresponsible crack-head - retum home to discuss administration of his estate. The dying man is Judge Reuben V. Atlee who, having failed to court路 his constituency, lost his elective seat on the bench and now lives in retirement in a broken-down Missis-路 sippi manse. An honest judge, he is all but broke, having given most of his money away to anyone and everyoneexcept his now-forsaken mistress and his family. He is that alltoo-familiar literary figure, the sLiccessful man who was a miserable father. His sons are Forrest Atlee, who is living on the margins of society, and Ray Atlee, now living in Virginia where he teaches law and is making the best of single life after a divorce, his wife having run off with Lew the Liquidator. Lew is a New York corporate raider who doesn't otherwise figure in the story but gives Grisham another lawyerly target. Ray, around whom the gathering storm eventually swirls, grudgingly drives home only to find that the old

man died alone just hours before. In the throes of both grief and guilt, he pokes around in his father's library and finds, not just money, but $3.1 million in $100 bills. Even as you and I might do, he asks: What is this all about? What should I do about it? . Well, he puts off answering that last question to determine first of a1l where they money came from. And then? Well, that's when he'1l decide what to do about it, thereby placing one 'foot firmly on the proverbial slippery slope because, student pilot that he is, he is already thinking of what fun it would be to own a particular airplane because being in the sky helps him to forget about his wife. Of course, along the' way we come to know a lot about the judge - and about Ray and Forrest. And we also meet three other attomeys: Harry Rex Vonner, the Atlee family lawyer, a homey country practitioner who is a legendary womanizer and who, the impression is left, wouldn't be above shading the law if need be. - Patton French, the self- st y Ie d ~ng of Torts, a class-action low-Ii fe who has made it big since appearing in Judge Atlee's court some years ago. - Carl Mirk, associate'dean of the university where Ray teaches. Mirk, however, is just there for Ray to talk to when he needs a respite from the action. And action there'is because someone' else' know~ about the money and has' thought of ways of putting it to use, . even as Ray comes around to do'ing. ' ' It all makes for a rousing story, taut and nicely paced, even if the absence ofone moral pe.rson is troubling - and also if (this is a big it) one can put aside the major questions likely to nag an intelligent reader. In other words, a certain amount of credulity couid bea virtue for . those wishing to fully enjoy this story, for it exerts a strong puU from the start through a revelatory finish 'that is in the best tradition of mystery writing. Let it also ,be noted that Grisham's characters are all able to converse intelligibly without recourse to gutter language, and that there's nary a peep-hole scene to titillate the voyeuristic and vex those whose only wish is to be entertained when they pick up a book.

CHRISTOPHER GORHAM stars as Mormon missionary John Groberg in a scene from the film "The Other Side of Heaven." (eNS photo from Excel Entertainment)

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NEW YORK - 'The Other Side of Heaven" (Excel Entertainment) is an earnest portrayal of a young Mormon missionary who travels to the remote island of Tonga to preach the word of God. Based on the true experiences of Elder John Groberg (played by Christopher Gorham), a farm kid from Idaho, the film is very likable despite its flaws. It begins at Brigham Young University around 1953 with 19-year-old Groberg wooing his true love, Jean (Anne Hathaway), and preparing for his upcoming missionary assignment. Soon after, Groberg crosses the ocean to become a missionary in the exotic kingdom of Tonga. Once there, l1eis told to "build the kingdom" and convert the natives of Tonga into Latter-day Saints, despite having few resources or any knowledge of the language. It is inspiring, especially for the faithful, to watch Groberg accomplish all of this, even in the face of personal hardship and natural disaster. First-time writer-director Mitch Davis avoids the typical mistakes in adapting biographies of this sort. The Tongan people are not portrayed as savages, nor is Groberg a know-it-all white man out to erase their culture by "civilizing" them. However, Davis does falter by whitewashing the story to a point. Suspicion among the natives quickly dissipates, and Groberg, a


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"Changing Lanes" (Paramount) , , Tense drama about a cocky young' lawyer (Ben Affleck) and an insurance broker (Samuel L. Jackson) whose chance encounter in a minor fender-bender escalates into a terrifying tit-for-tat as each tries to retaliate against the other's callous comportment. Director Roger MicheU's morality tale provokes

foreigner preaching strange things, is accepted a little too easily, especially after he miraculously saves a little boy's life. And this becomes the'films format: A vii, lager is injured or hurt in some way and Groberg comes to the rescue. And sweeping music overpowers the film, cuing audience reaction instead of enhancing the natural progression of the story. As a central character Groberg is compelling, firm in his conviction and sincere in his efforts to reveal Jesus Christ to the people in this remote village. And Gorham plays him in an appealing manner. Yet, viewers may feel something missing from his character development: his personal insights, his insecurities, his foibles, his quiet moments of doubt about God - particularly when faced with starvation after a deadly hurricane. These revelations would have gone a long way in helping an audience make a personal connection with Groberg. Nonetheless, the sincere film, with its top-notch special effects (done on a tiny, $7 million budget) is, fine family entertainment and marks a definite uptick in Christian filmmaking. A few scenes may be too intense for the very young. The U.s. Conference of Catholic Bishops classification is A-I - general patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG - parental guidance suggested.

reflection on corporate ethics, in- lence including a suicide and some dividual responsibility and self-de- rough language. The U.S. Conferstructive behavior while weaving a ence of Catholic Bishops classifitaut, disturbing tale of two men cation is A-IV - adults, with rescaught in the increasingly tangled ervations. The Motion Picture Asweb of their own actions. Brief vio- sociation ofAmerica rating is R lence, much l11enace and intermit- restricted.. ' tent rough language with some pro'~e Sweetest Thing" (Columbia) fanity. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops classification is Trashy comedy about a sassy A-III - adults. The Motion Pic- , young woman (Cameron Diaz) ture Association of America rating who can have any guy she wants, is R - restricted. but when t~e right one (Thomas ''Frailty'' (Lions Gate) Jane) gets .away, she and her best Twisted tale set in 1979 about a friend (Christina Applegate) set out widowed father (Bill Paxton) who to find him. As directed by Roger believes he has been sent by God Kumble, stale writing doused with to destroy demons and enlists the vulgar expressions make up the help of his two young sons (Matt painfulIy stupid plot, which is simO'Leary ,and Jeremy Sumpter) to ply an excuse for the female leads murder people he senses are to parade around in their underwicked. Told mainly in flashbacks wear. Benign view of promiscuity, by the adult older son (Matthew several explicit sexual situations McConaughey), the story of a dis- .and many gross references, partial turbed father and a family poisoned nudity and recurring rough lanby the evil it supposedly rejects is guage. The U.S. Conference of deftly woven together by director Catholic Bishops classification is 0 Paxton, although narrative holes - morally offensive. The Motion and ajumbled ending diminish the PictureAssociation ofAmerica ratoverall impact. Intermittent vio- ing is R - restricted.

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contrast to mere appearances," he said. Archbishop Lozano cited figures that there are 600 million people over the age of 60 in the world and said estimates show the number of elderly may increase to as many as two billion by the year 2050. By 2030, he said, 71 percent of the world's elderly. would be in developing countries. "Although it's better to grow old in one's own family, we find an increasing number of abandoned old persons," he said. Especially in situations of migration and displacement of


EVA IRONS receives the sacrament of the anointing of the sick at St. Ann's Home in Rochester, N.Y. Archbishop Javier Lozano Barragan, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers at the Vatican, called for greater appreciation of the elderly at the U.N.sponsored Second World Assembly on Aging in Madrid, Spain, April 8-12. (CNS photo by Andrea Dixon, Catholic'Couriery

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The pope called for greater of society's treasures." contact and exchange between the In a recent speech, Archbishop VATICAN CITY - Pope generations, saying the elderly Lozano proposed a multipoint John Paul II said families and so- could offer young people their action. plan for the elderly that cieties must do more to make experience, knowledge and wis- included calls for improved conolder persons feel appreciated, dom. tact and experience-sharing be"The elderly should not be tween generations. greater innot simply burdens because of the frailties and infirmities brought by considered as a burden for soci- volvement of the elderly in deciaging. ety, but as a resource that can con- sion making in families and soci. In a message to a U.N.-spon- tribute to its welfare," he said. eties, and older people's guaran"Does not the older person's teed access to basic social sersored Second World Assembly on Aging, hosted April 8-12 in self-esteem depend in large part vices, including health care. Madrid, Spain, the 81-year-old on the attention he receives from The archbisliop said that in the pontiff said modem societies too family and society?" he said. present culture of global producoften measured a person's worth Formation programs should tivity, the elderly "face the dansolely by their "youth, efficiency, make a point of preparing people ger of considering themselves as physical vitality and full health." for old age, he said, helping them not being useful, but their mere "Experience teaches," he said, "to adapt to the changes, which presence must prove that the ecothat in such situations "it is easy increase in rapidity, in their way nomic aspect is neither the sole for the older person to be rel- of life and work." nor the most important value." The pope's representative at "Their lives must converge in egated to a solitude comparable' to real social death." the meeting, Archbishop Javier .intergenerational relationships, . The pope's letter, addressed to Lozano Barragan, president of the putting at .the disposition of all Spain's prime minister, Jose Pontifical Council for Health people the treasures of their time, Maria Aznar. was released at the Care Workers, told participants, their abilities and experiences, in "Older people must be seen'as one order to show authentic values in Vatican April 10:

Vatican official asks Buddhists to join Church in Pro-Life struggle VATICAN CITY (CNS) - A top Vat,ican offi-. He said both religions should work to protect the cial asked Buddhists around the world to join the right to life from the moment of conception up to Church in promoting respect for human life and op- the moment of natural death and should oppose genetic experimentation on human life. posing such practices as abortion' and euthanasia. "The Buddhist teaching and tradition uphold reThe same "contempt for human life" that brought death to thousands of innocent people September spect for all sentient beings no matter how insigII threatens other sectors of the global population, nificant they may appear. if even a seemingly valCardinal Francis Arinze said in an annual message ueless creature is treated with such care, how much more respect is there for the human being," Cardito Buddhists. The message, released at the Vatican April 9, was nal Arinze said. He said it was precisely on t~is common respect addressed to the world's 350 million Buddhists for the feast ofVesakh, whic~ commemorates the prin- for humans that Christians and Buddhists should cipal events in the life of Siddhartha Gautama, build a culture of life. He also said both religions Buddhism's founder. . should give priority to educating young people in Cardinal Arinze, who heads the Pontifical Council respect for human life. The cardinal said he thought young people tofor Interreligious Dialogue, said the terrorist attacks of September II have a correlation with a "culture of day were "probably scandalized by and suffer from death in which the most innocent, defenseless and criti- the tragic events they have seen with their own eyes." cally ill human lives are th~atened with' de~!h."

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Sexual abuse and the Church: An interview with Frederick S. Berlin, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Editor's note: The following is the', respecting the priest and in feeling that the priest is not , third installment of a series of Questions and An- going to lead him astray, is at a tremendous disadvanswers concerning sexual abuse, With Frederick S. tage. Berlin, M.D., Jh.D. . Q. What kind of sexual contact are we talking Dr. Berlin is associate professQr, Department of about? A. Most sexual contact with children does not inPsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and volve penetration; although it sometimes does. That's founder of the Sexual Disorders Clinic at theJohns _partly because it becomes more difficult to rationalize Hopkins Hospital. He is director of the National that you're not really causing much harm if you begin Institute for the Study, Prevention and Treatment to see obvious signs of pain. With priest abusers, the of Sexual Trauma and chairman of the Board of majority of activity involves fondling, mutual masturDirectors of the Foundation for the Study, Preven- bation, sometimes oral sexual contact. That's not to ) say penetration nev~r occurs, but it's not by any means tion and Treatment of Sexual Tra~a. Berlin has written extensively on sexual disor- the most frequent sexual activity in these cases. Q. How damaging is that kind of contact? ders for numerous distingUished journals, includA. It's not the physical action necessarily that's ing The American Journal of Psychiatry, The New England Journal of Medicine and The American going to hurt the most. It is much more the abuse of Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. He has been a con- trust that tends to be the issue. We have a responsibilGANNON UNIVERSITY President Antoine Garibaldi talks sultant to the National Conference of Catholic Bish- ity - all of us- to protect children. That responsi- . with prospective students. Garibaldi is the first African-Ameri- ops' Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse since its bility is even heavier for those who are held in special can president of the Catholic university in Erie, Pa. (CNS inception. The interview was conducted Septem- positions of esteem, such as priests. A priest involved -with a child is certainly going to want that kept secret ber 8, 1997, in Baltimore. photo by Tim Rohrbach, Lake Shore Visitol) from the child's parents. This puts the child in a diffiQ. Are the victims of priest abusers usually boys' cult and confusing position. In addition, just as it's or girls or both? difficult enough for many of us as adults to deal with A. It's both, but ina majority of cases -that have sexual feelings, it's even more difficult for children to come to light, it has been boys rather than girls. Why deal with these powerful feelings 'Yhen they're not this is so is not clear. It used to be thought, even in mature enough developmentally to cope. general, that most of the children who were abused Q. How prevalent is sexual abuse of pre-adoleswere female. We know now, and we're not just talk- cent children by priests? ing about priests, that boys are probably just as much A. My clinical impression "- there's been no sysBy GARY LONCKI at risk of being abused as are girls. tematic survey - is that most of the involvement with heritage. CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE His father, Augustine, a 'PullQ. How do priest abusers justify their activity? youngsters by priests has been with those around the A. Priest abusers justify it just as other abusers do, teen-age years rather than the prepubescent. man porter on passenger trains, ERIE, Pa. - On a recent afbecame a Catholic in the 1950s. in a variety of ways. They know that they're feeling Q. Does celibacy create frustrations which lead ternoon, Antoine Garibaldi, Gannon University's new presi- His mother, Marie, was the first pleasure and they convince themselves that the young- toward sexual abuse? A..First of all, we have to respect the religious condent, had a meeting interrupted by African-American woman to re- ster is too. They tell, themselves that on the whole the ceive the Regina Matrum, or child is better off They have a difficult time appreciatvictions of people, so if Catholicism embraces celihis cell phone. He calmly anMother of the Year Award, from ing that children are not miniature adults, that they bacy as something important, that has to be respected. swered the call. . Was it the bishop? His wife, the Archdiocese of New Orleans, cannot really consent, that there is a tremendous dis- It may, however, require assisting people. It may be parity between the child and the priest who is in a more complicated than '~list say no." We may need to Carol? A high-ranking university for her service to the Church. Back then, Garibaldi's youthposition of authority that affects how the priest is per- counsel and assist people in achieving what is indeed official? No, the caller was a prospec- ful eyes looked into those of older ceived by the child. It's often only with proper profes- for many a very difficult state to maintain. Pedophilia, tive student to whom Garibaldi, parishioners made tired by preju- sional help that they begin to realize the'extent to which isn't caused by celibacy, but celibacy can lead to sexual , they have been deceiving .themselves. ' frustration and tension. Some celibates may need help Gannon's sixth president, had dice and segregation. Q. What are the ''red flags" which could justify in learning how to deal with this in a healthy, congenerously given his cell phone , And there was the example of : number. Pondering her educa- the caring and service of the parishioners expressingcoitcern to Church officials structive, positive fashion. Q. Is it ever safe to return a priest abuser to any tional future, she had a few ques- Josephite Fathers at his home par- about a cleric? A. If a cleric shows an inordinate interest in their form of public ministry? tions about the university run by ish as well as the Catholic education he received from the Sisters youngster, wants the youngster to stay over at any time A. As a working guideline, I do not think that any the Erie diocese. ., ' For Garibaldi, ,51, the third ac- of the Holy Family, a community under un-chaperoned circumstances, wants to separate priest abuser should 'be placed back into a position tive African-American president of African-American women re- this young person from the family rather than being where he has unsupervised access to children. That's part of the family structure - any of these should be not to say that priests should not continue, in many among the nation's 230 Catholic ligious. He was so affected by these red flags to look more closely and to make certain that instances, to be priests. In fact, I would argue that the colleges, it is just the way he alChurch can often do more not only to help the priest ways does business: approach- examples of faith that he spent everything isin order. Q. You say ''un-chaperoned;' and yet the priest is . but also to safeguard the community by not requiring able, accessible and looking to eight years as a ~eminarian before deciding that education was his the chaperone. the priest to leave. The easiest thing for the Church. guide young minds. A. I don't think a piiest should be a chaperone with would be to get rid of ¢ese people. If the real responHis inauguration comes at a vocation. "While I did not continue to be youngsters when there's only one priest present. As a sibility is to safeguard the community, there's often a time when the head of the U.S. ordained a priest, having the re- . doctor I don't examine patients un-chaperoned my- great deal that the Church can do by holding on to Catholic Conference of Bishops, Bishop Wilton D. Gregory sponsibility of guiding and direct- self. It doesn't mean that,I'm a bad person, but it's for' them while making sure that they do not have access of Belleville, Ill., is that body's' ing a Catholic university is as the protection of myself as well as for the protection to children. Q. SO you don't feel an abuser should be placed first, African-American presi- close as I can come to my origi- of my patients. I think priests have to begin to think it in those ways. . back into work with children? nal vocation," he said. about dent. Q. What are the most common forms of sexual A. It would be neither an acceptable risk for the But Garibaldi said being . Garibaldi, who has been at community nor proper treatment. We teach people who Gannon's first African-American Gannon's helm since July 1, over- abuse? A. Are you asking me in the priesthood or just in have an attraction to children that they should not unpresident is not as' significant as sees J,407 students in more than 70 academic programs, 19 ge!1 eral ? necessarily risk temptation. If you're an alcoholic, you others might say it is. ' .Q. Let's say both. ' .. don't go tQ work in a bar; and if you have problems "It is a testament to Gannon's master's degree programs and one A. There are many kinds of abuse, and the more with pedophilia, you shouldn't be in a position where board of trustees to have selected doctoral program. In one given week, Garibaldi ., harm that can be caused, obviously, the more con- you have unsupervised access to children. In treating me because of my qualifications to do the job," he said in an inter- spoke in person, by telephone or cerned we become. The two big concerns for society these folks we have to remember that the bottom line view with the Lake Shore Visitor, E-m~il with about 30 high school would be those who coercively impose themselves is that i(treatment fails, innocent people suffer. Q.Would you put him in a parish setting where Erie's dioc'esan newspaper. "My students who were considering against adult women and those who force, persuade, Gannon. So far Gannon has 1,991 or cajole children into sexual activity. , ,he's saying Mass on weekends? Catholic background an.d training Q. What would be the range of sexual activity A. I would not, in general, put a priest who's been help me to see 'the work of applications for thenext academic . involved with a child into a parish setting, because I Gannon in the light of tpe Catho- year, which is the highest num- . that you would find in priest pedophiles? in five years and 50 more than A. In priests, we rarely see the physical or assaultive think the potential is there for further problems to deber lic Church." . kinds of behavior. It's very rare to see rape other than velop. Having said that, there can be occasional exBut "the ultimate goal is the last year's total. Garibaldi is a familiar sight to statutory. The most common thing we see with priests ceptions. When there haibeen the rare case of a single, student," he said. And he knows well the impor- the current crop of Gannon stu- is that they enjoy the company of youngsters,. like the completely isolated instance of abuse, I think it has tance of influencing young lives. dents. He'regularly walks around companionship, want to do good for them, and then, . not been unreasonable for that priest to be returned to Growing up one of nine children campus and frequently visits the unfortunately, as a bond develops emotionally, begin to the community, particularly if the community knew in segregated New Orleans, his Waldron Campus Center, where feel sexually tempted and persuade the youngster to go about his background and was anxious to have him. . Thefinal instaUment will run in next week's Anparents taught him te love his he finds students working at com- along with sexual activity. That's the most common scenario that we see in a priest. Of course the youngster, in chor. African-American and Catholic' puter carrels.

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u.s. seminary theology enrollment is up, new CARA study' reveals By JERRY FILTEAU CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE .

or 15 percent, over a four-year period. The increase is not quite as large, however, if the WASHINGTON - U.S. Catholic theological pre-theology students are excluded from the theolseminaries enrolled 101 more students this year than ogy enrollment figures. Pre-theology refers to the last year, the Center for Applied Research in the year or two of academic formation given to college Apostolate said. graduates who were not previously in the seminary The figure rose from 3,483 in the 2000-0 I aca- and who lacksome of the academic prerequisites demic year to 3,584 in 2001-02. It marked the fifth for 'taking up graduate-level theological studies. straight year of increases and the highest theologyOf the 3,114 seminarians listed as postgraduate level enrollment since 1992-93. in studies in 1997-98,536 were in pre-theology, leavIn a new statistical overview of Catholic minis- ing 2,578 in actual theology studies. In the current try formation, the center also said that: academic 'year, 725 were enrolled in pre-theology, - college seminary enrollment was down leaving 2,859 in actual theology studies, for a fourslightly, from 1,647 last year to 1,594 this year; year increase of 281, or II percent. - high school seminary enrollmen.t increased Since 1996-97, when CARA began annually slightly, from 787 last year to 816 this year; tracking formation programs for permanent deacons, - deacon formation programs nationwide had the number ofcandidates in such programs rose from 2,641 candidates this year, 39 more than in 2000-0 I; 2,183 to 2,641 for a five~year increase of 458, or 21 - the number ofstudents enrolled in lay ecclesial percent. ministry formation programs dropped by more than When the U.S. bishops did a national study of I, I00, from 35,582 last year to 34,414 this year. lay ministry formation programs in 1985-86, they CARA, an independent Catholic research agency found 10,500 people enrolled in such programs. By based at Georgetown University in Washington, col- 1994-95, when CARA did its first study in that field, lects data on U.S. Catholic ministry formation pro- the number had more than doubled to 21,800. It grams annually and publishes a full directory of those crossed the 30,000 mark just five years later with programs every other year. 31,168. This year, an off year for the directory, CARA Last year the enrollment figure rose to 35,582, published its annual statistical overview on the and in the current academic year it dropped slightly Internet for the first time. It is available at http:// to 34,414. CARA researcher Mary Gautier said part of the With the number ofactive U.S. priests on a steady drop was the result of efforts in this year's study to decline for more than three decades, the enrollment distinguish more carefully between programs geared in theological seminaries, the final years of prepa- t~ adult faith formation, -.yhere the goal is primarily ration for priesthood, stands as one of the best guides. personal enrichment, and those engaged in lay minto predicting future ordinations. istry formation, where preparation to engage in paid This year's figures represent an increase of 470, or volunteer lay ministry is the chief goal.

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is," he said in an interview with the St. Louis Review, the archdiocesan newspaper.' ST. LOUIS Father Several other issues, though Michael T. Butler, director of the perhaps less obvious, also can Office of Vocations in the St. be stumbling blocks to becomLouis Archdiocese, learned long ing a seminarian. ago to presume nothing when it For example, good physical comes to screening candidates health is important because the for the seminary. Church tries to ensure that canFather Butler serves as the didates are "going to be here for first gatekeeper to the the long haul." archdiocese's KenrickGrades matter. To succeed Glennon Seminary. It is his and academically, a semi'narian his staff's job to help identify needs a minimum 2.5 grade and screen candidates for the point average and a minimum priesthood who want to study ACT score of 20. "If they don't at the more than 100-year-old have the grad~s, how can I ask institution. them to do something that Father Butler said that when they're not capable of doing?" he first started out in the vocaFather Butler asked. tions office seven years ago, Questions about sexuality what seemed to him obvious also are part of the screening reasons why a person would not process, Father Butler said. Can meet the essential qualifications a person live a celibate life? to be a priest now are issues he Does the candidate have any routinely has to address. sexual addictions? If applicants It is amazing to him, for exare addicted to sex or not living ample, that people ofother faiths a celibate life, "how can I ask seek to enroll at Kenrickthem to live as a seminarian, live Glennon Seminary. Being a as a priest?" he said. Candidates practicing Catholic is essential to being a Catho,lic priest, he . "have to be able to let us know they are living a celibate life and said. they can," he added. His office also has had to turn The psychological and bedown candidates because they havioral aspects of a person's were married when they applied makeup also are important, he or had children for whom they said. "We want to know where were still responsible. they're coming from," he said, "Some people say, 'Yeah, is "and part of that is: 'Where is that a problem?' Well, yeah, it

their God experience? How are they arriving at this desire to be a priest?'" Before an applicant even gets an interview with the admissions committee, he has to fill out an application that includes sections on parish involvement, ecclesiastical enrollment, questions about legal and mental status, along with a request for three confidential letters of rec.ommendation. Other information an applicant must provide includes tuition and financial aid information; an autobiographical essay, behavioral and psychological assessments conducted by professionals outside the seminary; extensive health survey and physical exam; dental and eye exams; and HIV. test and release form; and criminal records and identification check. Some candidates are turned down flat, while others are encouraged to reapply if they are able to improve upon areas of concern by getting the help they need, Father Butler said. "Do we have everybody's life all figured out? Of course not," t~e priest said. "~ut we do the best we can from this end to try to make sure the candidates we are sending up are candidates we can work with and that would make good and holy priests."

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Health Facility," Kelly said. not socialize and be depressed; it reAlthough many nursing homes ally puts them in a sense of isolation. and other facilities are not accredited, They don't participate. But once we all five diocesan facilities are accred- control their pain we see a major difited by the American Academy of ference in their lives. The quality of Pain Management, and all have the their life is certainly enhanced." Asked what effect pain manageDiocesan Health Facilities Pain Management Program in place under staff ment has on the issue ofpeople thinking about physician-assisted suicide, directors. So important is the program that Kelly said that "ifthere was adequate upon admission to the Memorial pain management accessible, these Home, each person is screened and people would never even imagine or assessed for pain, a monitoring pro- consider death by suicide as an option." cess that takes several days. "If they have pain, we do a comCayer said there are so many inprehensive assessment," said Kelly. novative and effective treatments and "If their pain is sever and there is a medications - as well as non-pharproblem of control 'we have an as- macological and non-invasive treatsessment team that includes a physi- ments such as message therapy and cian, nurses, a pharmacist, a physical aroma therapy - in the sophisticated therapist, an occupational therapist, program of modern pain managea social worker, pastoral care coun- ment. selor, a dietitian, therapeutic activity "So there is no reason why a perpersonnel and educators." son today should be in pain," Kelly . The team then comes up with a asserted. While there is no excuse to allow treatment plan so that the individual's a person to be in pain, Kelly puts pain can be brought under control. "We use medication as well as much of the blame on lack of educanon-pharmacological intervention," tion on the issue:, "whether it be on the caregivers' part, even physicians Kelly said. There are also methods for diag- and nurses, there is still a lot of edunosing pain in people who do not cation that has to be done." Kelly, who is the author of pub- ' have the capability to communicate or have Alzheimer's disease or other lished articles on pain management dementia that are incorporated into and a national speaker on the topic, the program, Cayer noted. says she sees "a general lack of inOf the 300 residents currently at formation on the topic wherever Igo. the Home, approximately 75 to 80 There is a crying need for informing are receiving some kind oftreatment people on this matter." In a sense, pain management is a or medication for pain, Kelly, who has been at the Home for II years, kind of healing, Kelly commented. "Pain is not just physical. It is psyreported. "However for all, except three, . chosocial, it is spiritual. Pain often their pain is controllable," she added. brings anger towards God. It has Asked how far treatment can con- many dimensions and we have to tinue go under Catholic medical- examine every aspect of pain." Kelly began the pain management moral ethics, Kelly answered: "As far as we have to go to alleviate the pain, program at the Memorial Home in 'to keep treating the person. There is 1996. Prior to that she was in acute no ceiling on pain. Our goal is to op- care in Saint Anne's Hospital's Ontimize pain relief, maintain the cology Unit and a continuing care resident's level of functioning and nurse there for many years. She is married to George Kelly enhance his or her quality of life." If the management team at the and they have three children, Home is running into difficulties and Kathleen, Tim and George. They can't find a really effective treatment make their home in Fall River. For more information about the plan for a person's pain, "we refer that person to Saint Anne's Hospital Diocesan Health Facilities Pain and have specialists confer with them Management Program, contact AlUle Marie KeUy, RN, C, BSN, at and us," Kelly reported. Asked how important pain man- 508-679-0011; ext. 162; or Julie agement is in people's lives, Kelly Cayer at 508-679-8154; or enter said: "It's at the very top in priority. the Internet at: http:// Because if they are in pain, they are www.dhfo.orglpain management not going to sleep well or eat well, page.htm.


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pound, he said. The friar said the Franciscans inside the compound were "exhausted" but continued to pray "even more than before." He said that despite the shortage of food, they were "managing." In Rome, the superior general of the Franciscans, Father Giacomo Bini, reiterated the Franciscans' position that the friars inside the Nativity complex "cannot be considered as hostages" since they have remained of their own free will, committed to continuing their work as custodians of Jesus' birthplace.

The Islamic-Catholic Liaison Committee, whiCh works under the Pontrfical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the International Islamic Forum for Dialogue, issued a call for an immediate cease-fire and "the withdrawal of the war machine." Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon reiterated that the only way out of the confrontation was for the Palestinian gunmen whom Israelis say are responsible for a number of suicide bombings and other violent attacks on Israeli civilians - to turn themselves in or to agree to go into exile.




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TCMS students win awards "in science TAUNTON - The Taunton don Souza and Darren Domingos Catholic 路Middle School science in "Balloon Race"; Ryan Corcoran . team had an outstanding showing at and Chris Thomas with the school's this y~ar's State Science Olympiad first-ever "Bridge" entry; and Chris at Tufts University. They competed Peschel and Keith Rowe in "Road against teams from 19 other schools Scholar." Also contributing to the team's and tool.< home many medals. They are coached by teachers Robert best ever total score was Zach Schneller and TImothy-Booker. Sev- Horris. Joanna Julio is a team member, but could not attend the compeeral of their colleagues assisted. Student Mike U1ianelli, the tition. team's only veteran, and Brendan . In other TCMS news, winners in Ryan captured the bronze medal in the science fair went on to compete "Wright Stuff," with flight of their at the Region III Science Fair at rubber band powered balsa tissue Bristol Community College. Earnairplane exceeding two minutes. ing honorable mentions were Indu SIXTH-, SEVENTH- and eighth-grade.students in the religious education program of St. Andrew Bandis and Robert Santos- Ohri, Sa.rah Rodrigues and Corey Pius X Church: South Yarmouth, put the finishing touches on Easter baskets they created as Peres eamed a silver medal for their Sherman. Third-place awards went路 a Lenten project. The completed baskets were donated to the Harwich "food pantry: .project in the "Featheree Frenzy," "to Peter Hoye, Kara St~ Germain and competition. . Timothy Vaughn. Sean Kennedy Katie St. Laurent and Emily and Adam Marko took home secRyan took first place in "Para- ond-place honors and first place was chutes" and also scored in the top captured by James Delaney. The 10 in both their other events "Egg first- and second~place finishers will Drop," and "Weather or Not." Also continue on to the State Science Fair ~ STUDENTS FROM St. scoring in the top 10 were Bran- this June at ~orcester State College. Margaret's Regional School, Buzzards Bay," raised '$647 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society recently through a school dress-down路 day. From left are student council officers Matthew Caradimos, Mikael~ Fox, Kyla Silvia; Mary Bondarek and Brittany Lassman.

AWARDS IN science were recently earned by the Taunton Catholic Middle School Science Olympiad Team at a statewide competition. They are from left front: Andrew Bandis, Emily .Ryan, Brendan Ryan and Michael Ulianelli; middle: Robert Santos-Peres, Joanna Julio, Katie St. Laurent and Darren" Domingos; top: Chris Peschel, Keith Rowe, Chris Thomas, Brandon Souza and Zachary Horris.

STUDENTS IN the pre-kindergarten class at Notre D~me School, Fall River, recently learned about Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. Notre Dame Pastor Richard L. Chretien not only talked about it, he showed them. Some of-the "Apostles" included, from left: Kelsey Viola, Hailey Levesque, Stephanie Cantin, Emilie Medeiros, Sadie Pavao and Brielle Batista. Assisting Father Chretien was Michael Chicca.

SOCIAL STUDIES teacher Manuel M. Medeiros of Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, is the winner of. the 2002 Evrett Masters Advisor of the Year Award. He is the advisor of the school's National Honor Society and has been a teacher there for 16 years.. Medeiros was honored at the NHS Leadership Conference at Holy Cross College.

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'Mourning' can be a learning time By CHARLIE

SEVENTH-GRADERS Nicholas Fitzgerald and David DeVisscher of Saint Mary-Sacred Heart School, North Attleboro, visit with Madonna Manor resident Ernie Paulus and Julius the dog. They are among many students who volunteer time at the home.

Students volunteer at Madonna Manor NORTH ATTLEBORO Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from Saint Mary-Sacred Healt School have been keeping busy this school year, but not just with math and social studies problems. Students have been taking advantage of an opportunity to volunteer at Madonna Manor since the beginning of the school year and Principal Denise Peixoto said it has been a popular activity. The program is organized by Barbara Bellyea and Principal Peixoto. Participating students rotate in pairs throughout the school year and new students are mentored by those who have par-

ticipated before. Each day at Madonna Manor is both fun and educational for the students. They walk the dogs of residents, clean bird cages and bring a bunny around for visits. They also help seniors get to Mass in the chapel and to some of the home's activities. Students sort and deliver residents' mail, help with lunch and wherever needed. Bellyea said the home is always looking for volunteers to help or just visit with residents even if it's just a few hours a month. For more information call Madonna Manor at 508-699-2740.

MOURNING Is there something that you are trying to say? Don't hold back now It's been a long time since I felt this way So don't hold back now I purposely forgot about loving anyone 'Cause I'm the only one who has been stepped upon Is there something that you're trying to say? 'Cause I can take it 'Cause I grew up a man this way And if I am hurt I'll shake it I'll crawl back into my cave That's how I'll make it 'Cause out of all of this hurt we have Beauty thus become Beauty thus become Refrain: In the mourning I can see the signs No wonder I could never keep you satisfied In the mourning I can see inside myself And all the things that you were trying to hide (Repeal refrain.) Wishing all the best for you And now I will say goodbye 'Cause all the stuff that we've been through Put wisdom in my eyes So walk away, don't turn around 'Cause I won't be standing here 'Cause all the lies that I've been living through Are becoming very clear And beauty thus become (Repeat refrain) Then you conned me into thinking That all I had was you The small ins.inuations


Were cutting me through, cutting me through And now I stand alone here Stronger than before And I'll never go back Never go back, never go (Repeat refrain twice) Sung by Hugo Fereira Written by Tantric Copyright (c) 2001 by Maverick Records

ing"they have achance to leam from the mistakes that led to the pain. They leam it is important to listen to their feelings - all of their feelings. The excitement of being in a dating relationship can crowd out other emotions that convey significant messages. Forexample, at times you may be irritated about how the other person talks to you. Yet you push ~ ft aside this irritation because you .~' f r 7 don'twanttoacknowledgethatthe ,~ ~'""'!/ '!!J ~~I '.=.1 _ other person does not always treat you kindly. If you were mindful of this feeling, you might begin to question the value and health of the relationship. This is just one example of avoiding celtain feelings. It also is a reminder of why you should go slowly in the beginning of any romance. You might be very attracted to a person, but attraction alone is not a reliable indicator of how well you know this person. Take time to notice all your feelings. What are certain emotions related to specific situations trying to tell you? Be particularly Do you know of Tantric? A observant of any feelings of disremember of our parish youth group spect or mistrust. Whenever you suggested that I review their hit feel mistrusted or disrespected, "Mourning," Tantric got nationwide something impOItant is going on attention by opening for Creed's between the two of you that needs "Weathered" tour. In March Tantric to be addressed. began their own tour with a concert We allieam through "mourning." in Philadelphia. We see more clearly what we have "Mourning" is the story of a per- been putting up with or avoiding. son awakening to the sadness and Yet, even this hurt can be helpful. the truth about the end of a relation- To my teen readers I say, staying in ship. He says that "all the lies that an unhealthy relationship isn't good I've been living through are becom~ for you. Take what you need to leam ing very clear.... And now I stand out of the pain, and eventually realone here, stronger than before, and open yourself to dating others and I'll never go back." the dream of a future enduring, lovAs a pastoral counselor, I often ing relationship. meet people in this situation. UsuYour comments are always ally they contact me after a romance welcome. Please address: has ended. In this period of"mourn-



Keeping the wrong kind of secret By CHRISTOPHER


By now you know about the terrible scandal roaring through the Catholic Church. Ugly stories come forth about children who were sexually abused by priests. Catholics are not alone; clergy of many denominations have been charged. This is a time of sadness for the Church. It is a great wrongdoing when even one young person is sexually exploited and betrayed by a priest. The great majority of pliests lead lives of sacrifice and service. The sexual climinals are rare. Most priests are honorable men who would never commit such acts. The victims suffer the most. But the second great sadness, I think, is that of the honorable pliests now walking in the shadow cast by the criminals. Parents wonder if they can safely let their children go to the baseball game with the pastor. Innocent priests worry about being suspected or accused.

Over the past 2,000 years, the church has weathered many storms and overcome many evils. It will overcome this one as well, but it will not be painless or automatic. The Church must heal itself the same . . way the body heals itself, by recognizing the illness and attacking the infection. The medicine is simple. Outside of the confessional, there can be no more keeping secrets. Bright sunshine is the enemy ofdarkness, and truth is the enemy of sin. The CUITent publicity will not destroy the Church. Rather, it will help the Church put things in order more quickly. For the Church that means refusing to hide or defend criminals, no matter who they are. For the individual parishioner - especially the young - it means reporting sexual misconduct whenever it occurs and avoiding relationships of improper secrecy, For parents, it means refusing to sell their silence for hush

money. Remember, sexual contact between adults and teen-agers is never acceptable. If an adult shows a teen dirty pictures, kisses a teen in a .. romantic way or touches a teen in a sexual manner, it is always wrong. If you are a teen, don't believe any atof tempt to convince you that it is all right. What,is a relationship of improper'secrecy? The only time you have to hide your actions is when you are breaking the rules. Whenever an adult says to you, "Don't tell your parents about whatwe are doing," that is a relationship of improper secrecy. If nobody else can know about what is happening, then what you are doing - or being asked to do - is wrong. The first secrets may be innocent and harmless, but there may be darker secrets later on. This is how abusers lure kids into sexual situ-



ations. If a grownup asks you to keep special secrets, you need to tell another adult. If you're too embarrassed to tell your parents, tell another adult you trust -a family friend, school counselor or principal. The Church's leaders must 'address and correct the actions of the few criminals and those who mistakenly hide them. Parents of abused children must take their complaints to the child-abuse authorities or police. This must be our slogan. We tell the truth, even when it is painful. We will not protect wrongdoing with our secrecy. We know the Church will recover. God has promised that he will look aftertheChurch, and he keeps his word. We just don't know how long it will take or how painful the process will be. , Your comments are welcome. Please address: Dr. Christopher Carstens, clo Catholic News Service, 3211 Fourth St. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017.




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Military chaplains put together memorial window at'conference By WILLY THORN CATH'OLlC NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON - At their annual Senior Leadership Conference more 400 military chaplains designed and created, with help from an art studio, a stained-glass window to commemorate the lives lost at the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks of . September 11. .' . The window. will be a central feature of the new .chapel to be added to the Pentagon as part of the ongoing renovations and repairs on the' portion of the building · damaged in the attack. "The chaplaincy was for something to . <:' do :tliat would be'. . .

The cQnference, according to Msgr. Hill,-is an annual gathering of the most senior chaplains, where they "report the year's happenings, discuss next year's plans and celebrate together." It also hosts the chaplains' annual retirement ceremony.. The Rev. Eric Wester, a Lutheran chaplain and ., spokesman for the Army chief of chaplains, spear-:.;' headed the project. 'He said the idea for the win- , dow came to him after seeing Roberts' work at a ' ,'" church convention about a month before the at~ack.

"At the convention,I saw a sample of how he assembled a stained. glass window with the help of, ,' participants," he said. "Seeing that idea'iri action - fabricating INTERNATIONAllY KNOWN Christian musiciari·.b~Jid .:·sYinboli.c," ,s~id.·· a window on site Parkes, roight, meets with Fran?iscan Friars of the Im~acu-/ :.' ~JI7~·2:~~~· - a few months late Cypna~ and Solan~s follow!ng a recent con~ert atBlshop· :'lic' chapiafn:.:: later, came back Connolly High School In Fall River. .. . . ' and executive into my mind. I thought it was imofficer 'or' the portant to find a way Army's Office of .. to express, through the Chief of Chap~ some symbolic act, relains. "Something spect and hope and to unite the chapgrief for the' people laincy and Penta~ killed at the Pentagon. gon," "My thinking is, the The window, dechaplaincy and the work signed by IHS Studios they do, in effect is ... a · of Fredericksburg, Texas, team effort, and ·(the winFALL RIVER David a radio station which will trans- features a bald eagle, P~rkes, the Christian recording mit 24 hours a day; the establish- backed by an American dow) is a way of expressing artist from Dublin, Ireland, re- ment of a religious bookstore; the flag and fronted by an olive MILITARY chaplains helped in unity as a team, so every percently performed a benefit con- diffusion of the Catechism in the branch and picture of the the design and creation of a stained- son had a way to contribute," cert at Bishop Connolly High Russian language and a religious Pentagon with the words glass window that will be featured in a Rev. Wester said. "I knew it School here with the proceeds formation magazine. But above "United In Memory" run- new chapel at the Pentagon in honor would mean a lot to them perassisting a missionary and hu- all, the facilities hope to receive ning along the top and somilly. And many (chapof victims of the September 11 terrormanitarian project in the city of more friars and sisters and even- "September II, 2001" lains) serve at the Pentagon, tually Russian vocations to help along the bottom. The im- ist attacks. (CNS photo) Togliatti, Russia. and were there trying to serve the needs of the wounded as The Franciscan Friars and Sis- with the rapid realization of all the age is encircled by 184 ters of the Immaculate have been apostolic projects, pieces ofcrimson DaIle de Verreglass, one for ev- well as in the ongoing efforts afterwards, for the The Franciscan Tertiaries of ery life lost in the attack, All tog~ther, the window families and funeral services.'" operating there amid many trials the Immaculate in New Bedford has more than 500 pieces of glass. and sufferings. He added, "If1fact, many of the pieces that were . The evening of music raised who organized the appeara.nceof ."There was' apiece of, glass for each of us," placed in the window were placed in memory of $20,000 through the ticket sales and David Parkes expresse,d their MsgT. Hill, a priest of the New;Yq.r.~ Archdiocese, specific individuals." donations and will enable the mis- gratitude to all who contributed said in an interview. "All the' chapliins atvthe SeRoberts, the artist, said: "This is a very signifisionaries to forge ahead with their to the success of the benefit; par- nior Leadership Conferenc.¢ptit~a'piece in 'the ~In-. can,t event. This is a tribute to honor those men intention to re-establish a strong ticular thanks went to Parkes and dow and got an identical'one to take·home as.a and women who lost their lives in service to their Catholic presence and to erase the Anthony Nunes, principal of . souvenir. Then the artist"{Dennis R~berts)'putthe country." . . moral decay brought about by 70 Bishop Connolly High School. window together right there." . . . Contributions for the Immacuyears ofatheistic communism. The construction of a church and two . late in Russia may be sent to Our .: "."'.': . convents will amount to approxi- Lady's Chapel, P.O. Box 3003, .s: . New Bedford, MA 02740 or for mately $3 million. Continuedfrom page one Other future projects will more information phone 508hopefully include the erection of 996-8274. . are not being provided. 'I urge" uDfair,"she testified. temporary benefits to help them you not to make the' jobs of the In essence, Catholic Charities weather temporary downturns in states, and, more important, of USA is recommending th~t thelr-"econoinic situations. >'the mothers who are trying' so Congress: In her testimony, McNamee · hard to provide for their f~i- ' - increase the Child Care also urged Congress to"takespelies; more difficult." arid Development Block Grant cific steps to promote child and . As Congress begins work on by at least $1 billion to narrow family w~ll-being as it does its. reauthorizing the Temporary As- the gap between children who ,.reauthorizing. sistance for Needy Families pro- receive aid and those who need.:':" Those include: gram, there have been calls to it, and provide incentives' to'.' .~ removing welfare rules substantially increase the work .states to improve the quality ~f : .denying aid to married couples . " . arid two-parent families; requirements and to drastically child care; shorten the time for recipients to - ensure that families who' .' "- optional programs for find jobs, day care, and transpor- leave temporary assistanceJor marriage counseling and prepatation so they can work. work receive a'full year qfTran- ration and family budget counMcNamee called these pro- sitional Medicaid Assistance; seling; ".:'- eliminating the family cap posals "misguided." - require states to automati-, "As someone who works on cally enroll families leavirig· that allows states to restrict or a daily basis with families who welfare for work in the ,Food deny, cash assistance when a are struggling to make the tran- Stamp Program for one full.. family's size increases due to "the birth 'of an additional child. sition from welfare to self-suf- year; , .. ficiency, and who would like - ensure that child sUPPlJrt . "Denying benefits to families nothing more than to be able to' paid by non-c;ustodial parents, based on the birth of an addi.CARTOONIST Bil Keane, center, autographs illustrated survive without government as- primarily fathers, reach the chil- tional child sends the wrong sigpages of the "Family Circus," his syndicated cartoon, 'atthe sistance, I believe proposals to dren who need it;. " nal about the value that the govNational Catholic Educational Association's annual conven- increase current work require- restore access by legal im- ernment places on human life, tion in Atlantic City, N.J., earlier this month. (CNS photo by ment, however well-intended, migrants to work supports such and punishes all the children in Mary_Twillman) are inflexible, impractical and as food stamps, Medicaid, and the family," McNamee asserted.


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