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Friday, May 1, 1987



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A "collection"

FROM LEFT, Appeal director Msgr. Gomes, honorary chairman Bishop Cronin and lay chairman George L. Agostini with wife Mary.

At Catholic Charities kickoff

"I've always liked to help" By Joseph Motta Horace Costa of Sacred Heart parish, Taunton, has volunteered as a collector for the Catholic Charities Appeal for 10 or 15 years now. He's one of 20,150 volunteer solicitors who will collect from over 115,000 diocesan homes between noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday, when the 46th Appeal's parish phase gets underway. And he was among the hundreds of priests, clergy and laity attending the CCA kickoff meeting, held April 22 at Fall River's Bishop Connolly High School. Costa, who coordinated his parish's drive with Miss Virginia Wade, is happy to be participating in the work that will benefit many thousands through apostolates of charity, mercy, education, social service and health care. The Tauntonian is proud dad to Father David A. Costa, parochial vicar at Somerset's St. Thomas More parish. He said that his collecting for the CCA began as a "way of helping out" while his son attended Catholic schools. His friend and fellow,parishioner,

Joseph Roderick, has collected for about 10 years. "I feel good," said Roderick, while waiting for the kickoff to begin. "I've always liked to help people." Costa and Roderick listened as diocesan vicar general Msgr. Luiz G. Mendonca opened the meeting by praying that all persons residing in the diocese would be as eager to help their brothers and sisters as the people at the kickoff.

TV Mass Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, STD, Bishop of Fall River, will celebrate this week's television Mass in St. Vincent's Home chapel, Fall River. The Mass will be celebrated for the intentions of the 46th annual Catholic Charities Appeal and will be aired at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on WLNE-TV, Channel6.

Msgr. Anthony M. (Jomes, Appeal diocesan director, told the crowd that "hard work, sacrifice, unity and togetherness" have made previous CCA collections successful and could do it again.

VATICAN CITY (NC) - The working document for the October synod on the laity, prepared by the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, considers the responses by local churches to the 1985 lineamenta for the synod, but says it is not a "summary" of those responses. Instead, the document describes itself as a "kind of collection, resulting from an analysis of the reflections, experiences, suggestions and proposals" received by the synod secretariat. The 70-page text, released at the Vatican April 28, is divided into three main sections: The first describes society's situation, seen from a perspective offaith; the second is a doctrinal analysis of the nature of the vocation and mission of the laity; the third outlines real-life situations in which the laity are called on to fulfill their vocation. Part I praises the dominant trend toward full political and cultural participation by individuals in modern societies as an expression of "an increased personal responsibility for the common good." It says that there is a need to denounce totalitarian systems and show solidarity with people who suffer under such governments, as well as include the poor and the outcast in political life.

Part 2 examines the nature of the "vocation" of all lay people "to become saints in all their conduct" - and their "mission" of transforming the world, which depends on individual talents and circumstances. "The mission ofthe laity receives its specific character by their immediate involvement in worldly affairs," it says, and continues: "The mission of authoritatively preaching the faith in the world is entrusted to ordained ministers, while the laity have the 'mission of bearing witness to the faith." Part 3 elaborates on the need for faith to inspire every realm of daily living and lists "some attitudes essential to a Christian conscience": sharing and solidarity, forthrightness and realism, and seeing sin as the root of every division. It places a special emphasis on dialogue, saying lay people should work together with other Christians and people of good will, but "without ideological compromises.", It stresses Catholic education and continuing formation for laity, as well as the need for frequent participation in the sacraments, as the basis for lay people's relationship with the world.

The energetic priest introduced "the heart and soul of our people and the Appeal," Bishop Daniel A. Cronin. The bishop, in his 17th year as honorary Appeal chairman, told his listeners that he was grateful for the work they had done for past collections and for what they would do this year. "There is much work to be done for a successful Appeal this year," Bishop Cronin said. "I know 1can count on the zealous efforts of priests, religious and faithful laity as with dedicated labors and tireless prayer we go forward once again to make our Christian love translate into support for the many apostolates sponsored by our diocese." George L. Agostini of St. Mary's parish, Seekonk, this year's Appeal Turn to Page Seven

MA Y is for Mary. This 32-foot stainless steel statue of Our Lady of Peace is secured on a permanent foundation at Our Lady of Peace parish, Santa Clara, Calif. Created by sculptor Charles Parks, the statue was displayed in Philadelphia and Chicago before being trucked to its final home. (NC photo)



Diocese of Fall River -

Fri., May I; 1981

A Letter from th.e Bishop The following letter was read at all Masses in churches and chapels of the diocese last weekend. . Dearly beloved in Christ, Jesus came on earth to show his love for every person by building his Church of living stones. One week ago we celebrated his passion, death, and resurrection, that first Easter through which Jesus established a kingdom of love. Today, centuries after Christ established his Church, I ask you to note that all about us there are people living in need. People need hope, they need love, they need us. As Catholics we are called to serve, teach, constantly care and share; we are called to bring Jesus' hope to the hopeless and helpless, to build his kingdom of love. One week from today we will undertake our 1981 Catholic Charities Appeal, the 46th consecutive effort to direct our Christian generosity toward helping those in need around us. I need your help if this Appeal is to succeed. The reading from the Acts of the Apostles, in today's scriptures, vividly portrays the marks of a Christian community, then and now: baptism, preaching, a shared life of love, the breaking of bread and prayer. This year's Appeal theme conveys a similar sense of the Church, "People Helping People •.. Won't You:' My brothers and sisters, we need to restore the fervor and expectations of the first Easter and the early Church. Together we can make this theme and the scriptures come alive here in the Diocese of Fall River. Your generous response to this vital Appeal involves you directly in the building of Christ's kingdom. Your contribution will help to provide needed social services, Catholic education, hospital chaplains and campus ministers. In addition, you will help provide assistance fo~ the disabled, summer recreation at St. Vincent's Camp for disadvantaged youths as well as a host of youth ministry opportunities, family services from marriage preparation to retreats and much, much more. This Appeal is literally a campaign of people helping people. Each year, with increasing generosity, you have been a part of this Diocesan effort. Today, more than ever, I need your help. Next Sunday, your fellow parishioners will call upon you in the door-to-door phase of the Appeal. Please answer their call as generously as you are able. Our concern and charity for each other will send a powerful message to those about us, "see how these Christians love one another." As a community of faith let us undertake the 1987 Catholic Charities Appeal, in the name of Jesus Christ, under the inspiration ofthe words of St. Peter, Although you have never seen him, you love him, and without seeing him you believe in him,.and rejoice with inexpressible joy touched with glory because you are achieving faith's goal, your salvation. (l PT. 1:9) With profound gratitude for your prayerful and generous support, I have the pleasure to remain Faithfully yours in Christ,

Bishop of Fall River

Mother's Day roses will aid pro-life' As they did last year, members of Massachusetts Citizens for Life will hold a Mother's Day weekend sale oflong-stemmed red silk roses at many diocesan parishes. Proceeds will support pro-life activities. Volunteers will be on hand either Saturday or Sunday, May 9 or 10, . or in some cases on both days at most N.ew Bedford area parishes, said Mary Ann Booth, sale coordinator. She said they will also be at some other diocesan parishes, the number depending on the volunteer effort available. Mrs. Booth noted ·that sale of the roses following a Mass takes less than 15 minutes. Last year, she' said, some $1,000 was raised for the pro-life cause. The red rose was chosen as the pro-life symbol, she explained, because of its beauty and because red is the color of love and of martyrdom. The martyrdom, she said, refers to the suffering and death of thousands of aborted babies. She said pastors and volunteers interested in selling roses at their parishes can reach her at 636-4903. Also in connection with the prolife cause, Mrs. Booth has availa-

ble at no cost abumper sticker that reads "Abortion: A Baby Can Live Without It." It may be obtained by sending a long self-addressed stamped envelope to her at 1133 Russell Mills Road, South Dartmouth 02148.

Sr. Gertrude Murphy The Mass of Christian Burial was offered last Friday at Sacred Heart Church, Fall River, for Sister Gertrude Margaret Murphy, SUSC, 19, who died April 21. A Fall River native, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Marie (Doyle) Murphy. She graduated from the former Sacred Hearts Academy, Fall River, in 1924, and from Fitchburg State College, then taught in Winchester and Brighton public schools before entering the Holy Union Sisters in 1937. As a religious, she attended Boston College and St. Bonaventure University, New York. She held a bachelor's degree from St. John's University, also in New York, and a master's degree in sacred science from Providence CoIlege.

National SlOOO In memory of Bishop Connolly by Msgr. Denehy

$800 Rev. William H. D'Reilly

5500 Ideal laundry In memory of the lynch Family

$350 Ashworth Bros., Inc.

$300 laFayette Federal Savings Bank Silva·Faria·Somerset Funeral Homes

5500 Dominican Fathers

$350 Rev. Gerard A. Hebert

$300 Rev. Raymond P. Monty

5250 Rev.Msgr. Alfred J. Gendreau

$l00 Rev. Daniel E. Carey

550 Portuguese Vincentian Fathers

$35 Peggy lawton Kitchens, Inc., East Walpole


Auburn Construction Co., Inc.• Whitman

Cape Cod $1500 Sl. Joan of Arc Bingo. Orleans Sl. Joan 01 Arc Conference, Orleans

$1000 Our lady of Assumption Conference, Osterville Bova Publishers. Inc., Boston


Our lady of Assumption Guild, Osterville


Jim's Package Store, Oak Bluffs

Fall River $3200 Charlie's Oil Company, Inc. Durfee-AlIleboro Bank

moo moo

Siades Ferry Trust Company The Jaffe Foundation


Ecumenism award to Card. Willebrands NEW YORK (NC) - Cardinal Johannes Willebrands, 77, the Catholic Church's chief ecumenist for the past two decades, has been named 10th recipient of the Christian Unity Award of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. He has been president of the Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity since 1969. From 1960 to 1969 - the years immediately before, during and after the Second Vatican Council- he was secretary of the unity secretariat. A pioneer in Catholic ecumenism as a Dutch priest and theologian in the 1940s and 50s, Cardinal Willebrands is credited with play~ ing a significant role in the development of the Vatican II documents on ecumenism, religious freedom and non-Christian religions. The last time the unity award was given was 1984; the recipient was noted French Dominican Father Yves Congar.

5162.25 M·M John B. Cummings, Jr.

$150 Almeida Electrical. Inc. Chace Curtain Company. Inc. Arkwright Finishing Div. United Merchants & Mfgrs.• Inc. Joseph Nadeau Sons, Inc.

$100 Poirier's. Inc. Ski House, Somerset Ally. & Mrs. John F. O'Donoghue M·M Donald T. Corrigan letendre's laundry Dr. & Mrs. John Malloy Pediatric Associates of Fall River. Inc. Atty. & Mrs. Robert J. Marchand Espirijo Santo Confirmation Class

$80 The Spectator

575 Plante Jewelers


Dr. Richard H. Fitton. Jr. Coffee Sam Industrial Caterers Corcoran Supply Company Dr. & Mrs. Herbert S. Rubin

540 American Wallpaper Company Hadley Insurance Agency, Inc.

$30 Gray Business Equipment Co.• Inc. Sherwin. Gottlieb. lowenstein & Rapoza

$l5 Mathieu's Auto Body. Somerset. Henry Jacobson, Fall River Tool & O,e Company. AI & Paul's Rent·A·Ride. Carousel MIg. Corporation, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, William Stang Assembly, Grand Central Markel, Tiverton, Ideal Bias Binding Company, Catholic Association of Foresters, Our lady of Fatima Court, Catholic Association of Foresters, Our lady of VIctOry Court, East Main Hardware, Somerset Speed Equipment. Spindle City Dye Works.• General Paper & Supply Co.• Somerset, M.S.A.landscaping, Allorney Bernard Saklad, Uni. Con Floors, Inc.•


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DURING HIS trip to Germany, which started yesterday, Pope John Paul II will beatify Father Rupert Mayer (top picture), remembered for his work with the poor and his opposition to the Nazis; and Edith Stein, pictured as a teacher before she became a Carmelite nun and as a Catholic Jew died in the Auschwitz concentration camp. (NC/KNA photos)

5200 Our lady of the Angels Conlirmation Class Our lady of the Angels Credit Union Dr. Paul P. Dunn

$550 Dr. & Mrs. Francis M. James

Specill Gift & plrish listinls will continue to Ippelr weekly in order received by the printer until III hive been listed.

Michael Novak to Notre Dame WASHINGTON (NC) - Mi- social ideas could make to Catholic chael Novak, one of America's social thought and to liberation leading Catholic neo-conservative theology. Novak described the visiting thinkers, is to teach at the University of Notre Dame in the 1987-88 professorship as an opportunity to further his main life's work, develschool year. He is a 1956 graduate of Stone- oping "a theology of the American hill CoIlege, North Easton, where experience." He said he plans to teach two a complete coIlection of his books, manuscripts, articles and corre- fan courses, one a general course spondence is maintained by Louise on "the American idea" as a new Kenneally, archivist and special kind of social order, the other a seminar on "the idea of friendcoIlections librarian. ship" in America. At Notre Dame, he has accepted the W. Harold and Martha Welch visiting professorship in American studies. Novak is resident scholar in CHICAGO (NC) - The editor religion, philosophy and public policy at the American Enterprise of Catholic Calendar, diocesan Institute in Washington. In recent newspaper of Lake Charles, La., years he has been a leading critic of has been selected to receive the the two major national social pas- highest award of Serra Internatorals of the U.S. bishops, their tional. Truman Stacey, a Serran for 11 1983 pastoral on war and peace and their 1986 pastoral on the years, will receive the 1981 Harry J. O'Haire Award at the forthcomecoriomy: " ing Serra International convention He' has written extensively on in San Diego. the contributions that successful Serra International is a group of American political, economic and Catholic lay men and women who promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The award Church of Future is given for outstanding service. "For the church of the future, Serrans are active in the Fall River the back-to-the-basics charter is diocese. found in the Sermon on the Mount. Stacey has served as club presiBut if you live this way, don't dent, trustee and district governor expect a standing ovation." of Serra in Lake Charles and has Bishop Kenneth Untener, Saginaw, edited the club newsletter since Mich. 1974.

Serra award to editor







Five priests mark ordination anniversaries Two diocesan priests, Msgr. Daniel F. Shalloo, founder of The Anchor and pastor of Holy Name parish, Fall River, and Father William H. O'Reilly, for 17 years pastor ofImmaculate Conception parish, Taunton, will mark their golden anniversaries of priestly ordination May 22. Both were ordained in 1937 by Bishop James E. Cassidy at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. Observing their 25th anniversaries of ordination this month are Fathers Philip A. Davignon, Arthur T. DeMello and Ronald A. Tosti.

Father Davignon, pastor of Nantucket's Our Lady of the Isle parish, and Father Tosti, pastor of Cotuit and Mashpee's Christ the King parish, were ordained May II, 1962, in ceremonies at St. Mary's Cathedral, by Bishop James L. Connolly. Father DeMello, pastor of Fall River's St. Elizabeth parish, was ordained May 10, 1962, at Our Lady of the Angels Seminary, Niagara Falls-Albany, New York. Msgr. Shalloo A Fall River native and the son of the late Daniel F. and Katherine

New heads for 2 schools Bishop Connolly High School, studies at Hoston College and theoFall River, and Bishop Stang High logical studies at Weston College. School, North Dartmouth, will . Ordained in 1969, he then taught begin the fall semester with new modern languages and social studprincipals. ies at Boston College High School At Bishop Connolly, Father and later was named academic James C. O'Brien, SJ, principal vice-principal at the school. from 1976 to 1979 and again from 1983 to the present, will be sucFrom 1979 to 1984, he was princeeded on July I by Rev. Stephen cipal of Cheverus High School, F. Dawber, S.J., currently asso- Portland, Maine. In 1985, hejoined ciate principal at the Fall River the Bishop Connolly faculty as school. instructor in social studies. Last At Bishop Stang, Thomas B. September, he was appointed asDonahue, principal for the past sociate principal. five years, is resigning to accept a In addition to his work at Bishop position in an overseas school. Connolly, Father Dawber freBishop Connolly quently assists with parish ministry during the summer months at Father Dawber's appointment Our Lady of Victory parish, Cenhas been accepted by Bishop Daniel terville, and St. Joan of Arc, OrA. Cronin upon the recommenda- leans. During the school year, he tion of New England Jesuit pro- assists at Immaculate Conception vincial Father Robert E. Manning parish, Fall River. and diocesan director of education Rev. Richard W. Beaulieu. Bishop Stang Because of the demands of the No replacement has yet been capital fundraising drive currently announced for Donahue but a underway at Bishop Connolly, search committee expects to finalFather O'Brien has agreed to con- ize its work in the near future, said tinue serving the school as chair- Father Beaulieu. In a letter to Stang.supporters, man of its board of regents. Father Dawber, 48, a Boston Donahue noted that he and his native, completed undergraduate wife Maureen "met on the island of Aruba where I was teaching in an overseas school. We have longed to go back to that type of life and now we are free to do so." .

J. (Mara) Shalloo, Msgr. Shalloo is pastor of Fall River's Holy Name parish. He attended Fall River's former St. Joseph's School and its BMC Durfee High School. He also studied' at Boston College. He prepared for ordination at Sulpician Seminary, Washington, D.C. Msgr. Shalloo was parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph parishes in his home city. He was named pastor of Fall River's S1. Louis parish in 1961, and was appointed to Holy Name in 1967. . He was named a domestic prelate in 1964. Msgr. Shalloo was an instructor in religion and ethics at the former College of the Sacred Hearts, Fall River. He is chaplain to the Fall River Serra Club. Appointed The Anchor's first general manager in 1957, he was also a codirector of the Catholic Action Conference. Since 1968 he has been promoter of justice for the diocesan marriage court. The Fall River native was also the first spiritual director of both the Legion of Mary and the Pharmacists' Guild. He directed the 1963 fundraising drive for Fall River's Bishop Connolly High School, and was named dean of the Fall River deanery in 1977. Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will preside at Msgr. Shalloo's Mass of thanksgiving at 5: 15 p.m. May 20 at Holy Name Church. Very Rev. John P. Driscoll, pastor of New Bedford's St. Lawrence parish, will be homilist. A dinner will follow at White's restaurant, Westport, with music by pianist Steven Massoud. Master of ceremonies will be Father Edward J. Burns, pastor of St. Peter the Apostle parish, Provincetown. Information on the celebration is available from Misses Helen and Mary Crotty, 672-3982, by May 12.


Father O'Reilly A native of Fall River, Father O'Reilly, the son of the late John

F. and Ellen F. O'Reilly, attended Fall River public schools and ProvTurn to Page Six

Saturday, May 2 - 10:00 A.M.




Wednesday, May 6 - 7:30 P.M.

"I HAVE A FRIEND WHO... HAS A TERRIBLE SELF-IMAGE" REV. ROGER CHAUVETTE. M.S. NEW DAILY SCHEDULE· EFFECTIVE MAY 1 MASSES: Monday - Friday 12:10 & 5:10 P.M. Saturday: 12:10 & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSIONS: Every Day 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. Saturday Evening 6:30 - 7:25 P.M.






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THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River - Fri., May I, 1987 .


the living word

Toward Responsible Sex Education The stupidity that permeates so much of our ethical and moral behavior is no less than appalling. Take for example the recent actions of our dear old friends at the American Civil Liberties Union and the federal courts. In a recent suit brought by the ACLU, a U.S. district court judge found that federal grants to St. Margaret Hospital in Dorchester for pregnancy counseling and sex education constituted infringement on the separation of church and state. St. Margaret's programs provide sex education and pregnancy counseling for thousands of high school students. The American voters indicated through their elected officials that any institution, religious or nonreligious, might receive federal funds for the purpose of encouraging alternatives to abortions. The programs offered by St. Margaret's encourage youngsters towards sexual respect for themselves and their friends. They are positive, upbeat and meaningful. While zeroing in on the information that our young people desperately need, they also stress restraint and reverence. It is interesting that one never sees the ACLU bringing suits against organizations such as Planned Parenthood, which propose the free dispensing of contraceptives and corresponding counseling to teenagers. In fact, the ACLU mentality would mandate a clinic in every high school, responding to the teen pregnancy problem by promoting and distributing contraceptives, with or without parental approval. Such an attitude is demeaning and demoralizing. It's based on the premise that teens are no more than animals incapable of self-control and personal responsibility. It negates the reality that many adolescents, given parental and other adult support along with adequate sex education, can behave with remarkable maturity. To hand out contraceptives to teens is to debase parents. It also makes it quite clear that teens are expected to be sexually active and do just what they feel like doing when they want to do it, with no moral strings attached. School administrations which support such clinics are indeed conspiring in the moral delinquency of their students. At a stressful time of biological development and matura-· tion, teens need what only families can give. They need open and sincere conversation with parents and responsible counselors to learn to accept the consequences of their actions. They also need to enjoy a continuing sense of acceptance and love. Their first need is not for contraceptives. Contrary to the propaganda underwritten by those w!to would have us believe that contraceptives and abortions are the acceptable answer to teen sexual activity, there is no quick fix for the results of sexual promiscuity. To offer teens contraception as the best way to integrate sexual feeling and behavior is to cheat them of life and sell them a cheap bill of goods. It is also one of the greatest adult shames of all time. In our destructive social order, there must be viable alternatives to the actions of those forces that work tirelessly to separate families by means of narrowminded, shortsighted programs. Teens want information. It must come from the home as well as the school. It must be life-affirming, not self-destructive. It should bring a teen to the stage of liking himself or herself as a person. Contraception and abortion do not meet those requirements. The Editor


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On surrogate parenting By F.ther ,Kevin J. Harrington Few legal cases have captured the imagination of our nation as has that of Baby M. There is certainly reason to believe that this surrogacy case may set a precedent for future court battles. Judge Harvey Sorkow had the unenviable task ofchoosing whether Baby M would be her biological father's daughter Melissa or her biological mother's daughter Sara. Much media attention focused on the socioeconomic differences between the Sterns and the Whiteheads and Mrs. Whitehead's psychological profile. Not enough attention, though, was paid to the terms oftheir contract or the judge's support of both the contract and the concept of surrogacy. The $10,000 payment to Mary Beth Whitehead for her role as surrogate was contingent upon her willingness to undergo random urinalyses with forfeiture of payment if positive alcohol or drug readings were rendered. Also, if the fetus were determined by amniocentesis to be defective, it would be aborted and partial payment would be made for services rendered. These facts make all the more appalling the judge's comments lauding surrogacy as an alternate method of reproduction offering hope to the childless.

Children for the childless was .the all-consuming value for the judge. All the traditional values surrounding motherhood were overthrown. As one woman strove to gain reproductive freedom, another was reduced to a mercenary mother described by the judge as an alternate reproductive vehicle. Parenthetically, one considers the fact that as mothers of small children abandon the home for the marketplace, the day-care industry blossoms. The impact of a generation of children raised by alternate reproductive vehicles and child-care providers boggles the imagination. Returning to the subject at hand, infertile couples considering hiring a surrogate mother are watching the Baby M case very closely. Mary Beth Whitehead has become their nightmare. What if the surrogate they hire turns out to be a woman who reneges on her contract and proves litigious? It seems likely that the human factor will prove too risky for people who demand such safeguards as drug •testing and amniocentesis. It is no wonder that the artificial womb is out there in the future, waiting to be invented. The Vatican is right to point to the undesirable consequences of women being solicited and trained to bear babies they will not keep. It is also correct to point to the unde-

sirable consequences of birth through artificial insemination. In California, a single woman can shop for frozen semen, catalogued by ethnic and physical type and certified disease-free. She can have herself impregnated and bear a child without the possibly distracting and awkward nuisance of a husband or identifiable father. Civil law has condoned surrogate motherhood as a means for infertile couples to bear children. The next step will be to recruit surrogate mothers to bear children for professional women too preoccupied with career and self to assume the burden of physical motherhood. The price we pay is that motherhood is less and less esteemed. When terms such as alternate reproductive vehicles and child-care providers supplant that of mother, we are really losing the battle. Our desire to escape ouI' biology is reminiscent of Adam and Eve's sin of rebellion. It is easy to see that we are sliding towards the abyss. But the Vatican in its recent statement on procreation has profferred us some sure footimt. The technological imperative need not reign supreme. No flaming sword bars us from the Eden of naturally achieved family life. Hopefully, like the prodigal son, we will come to our senses before we destroy the sacred dignity of God's plan for procreation.

Keep to schedule It's a familiar pattern in churches everywhere, be they Catholic or otherwise. Most hold at least one special event a year, some many. These may be days of spirituality, family enrichment, bazaar (or bizarre) kickoff, scripture or religious education. Most take place on Saturdays, when participants either get children off to other activities before they arrive or leave family sleeping while they dress and depart. Whatever their situation, we can presume they rush. They walk into the church and obediently line up in front of the registration desk, pay their fees and don a name tag. In exchange, they receive a schedule of the day promising breaks and lunch. They gravitate toward hard pews or folding chairs. They are ready for the day to begin. Alas, others are not so ready. They sit 15 or 20 minutes until someone stands in front, tests the mike, and says, "We're sorry we are a little late in getting started ..." and then, without identifying him or herself, introduces the chief host. The host begins with a litany of housekeeping details: "The bathrooms are ...;" "For those needing in-service credit ;" "We have tapes available ;" "For those who didn't bring lunch ...;" and the final irony, "We ask you to be on time for all sessions."

The real story, however, is not found in the diocese having happy priests or a vocation director with longevity. It is found in what happens on the parish level. The former bishop, who recently died, was very much interested in priestly vocations. He urged each parish to sponsor

a 24-hour period of continuous eucharistic adoration for vocations to the priesthood and religious life once a month. I was told that in Father Murray's parish alone, an average of some 60 men attend this spiritual exercise. Many are of college age. Because of this practice there are now 10 men in the seminary. As I listened to this account of how vocations are fostered in the Orange diocese, I began to recall

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By this time, of course, the 9 DOLORES a.m. session is into 9:30 and the major speaker has not yet appeared. Registrants shift in their uncom- CURRAN fortable chairs and wonder about break time. Will they lose it? They have been waiting now for close to 30 minutes. The introducer is introduced, of enrichment and have heard only too lengthily. Finally, he speaks. apologies and requests. As one who values such parish After months ofintensive preparaevents, I have a few suggestions. tion, this event is to begin. He explains the history of the spon- For what they are worth, here they soring organization, invites regis- are: I. Start on time. Don't punish trants to join, promises them a punctual attendees by forcing them rewarding day and asks for their cooperation in keeping on schedule. to await latecomers. The later we start, the later people come. Finally, at 9:40, the 9 a.m. speak2. Keep housekeeping details to er begins. He starts by saying, "I a minimum. If bathroom locations realize many of you have been site. are necessary, put them on a map. ting here for 45 minutes and I will And other details, too. People can try to abbreviate m~ words." read and they do. We insult them "Don't. Don't," the registrants when we treat them like sixth scream inwardly. "We are here to graders. 3. Don't ask participants to be listen, to learn. We've been here nearly an hour and haven't heard on time if we aren't. If we get off schedule, rearrange the schedule. anything yet. Don't short us." Otherwise, it comes out of their Ever it happens. Why? Why break or lunch time and they need can't we start on time? Why must that. Much of the value of any we defer to latecomers? Why are enrichment day comes from parregistrants expected to respect the ticipant interaction. schedule when nobody else does? The reasonable solution is to I find myself on both sides of the stick to the schedule. "Why have podium. As a registrant, I feel one if we aren't going to observe anger over delays preventing me it?", one man asked in exasperation. from hearing the speaker's full Why, indeed? Otherwise, a schedpresentation. As a speaker, I sense ule becomes a suggestion and peothe frustration and anger of parti- ple come later and later to avoid cipants who were promised a day the copious housekeeping details.

A success story We would like you to give us some ideas 'on how to 'promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Could you also summarize some of the successful programs in this area? That request came from a seminary rector who was conducting a meeting designed to explore means for increasing vocations. As any good researcher would do, I got on the phone and began calling dioceses that might have a vocations success-story. The first diocese I phoned turned un a bonanza. It was the diocese of Orange, Calif. The vocation director there is Father Dan Murray. The information he gave me proved extremelyvaluable. He began by telling me that the diocese of Orange has a group of very happy priests. They also are young. The median age is46. Unlike most vocation directors who must go out and beat the bushes for candidates, Father Murray is spared this laborious task. ' Because of the enthUSiasm of the priests, many send him candidates which makes his' job prirtlar~ ily one that is concerned with screening and placing these men. Another area in which Father Murray is unlike many other vocation directors is in the number of years he has served in' this position. Most vocation directors average between two and one-half to three years. He has been in the position for seven years.

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some other recent accounts. In a consultation with laypersons, one of their main concerns was to have priests who are true spiritual leaders. Also, seminarians have reported that one ofthe most important aspects of their training is formation in spirituality. As more and more data come in which point to a desire for spirituality I am beginning to realize that prayer is still at the heart of whatever 'good comes to the church and, if I may ,add, to'the world. A person can come up wi{h all types of clever approaches to making the church more efficient, to prort;loting vocations and encouraging an energetic laity, etc. But most important of all is that the church have a core of persons who pray and participate in spiritual exercises that draw them closer to God. Wherever this is happening, we have a success story.

To head CLA HAVERFORD, Pa. (NC) Xaverian Brother John Corrigan has been named executive director of the 66-year-old Catholic Library Association. Brother Corrigan, the editor of Catholic Library World, will succeed Matthew R. Wilt, who has held the post for 27 years. A graduate of The Catholic University of America, Brother Corrigan holds a master's degree in library science from St. John's University in New York.

Who first called us Catholics? Q. I understand what the word "Catholic" means but would like to know where it came from. Who. started using the name for the Catholic Church? I am told it is not in the Bible. (Colorado) A. Our English word "Catholic" comes from the Greek word "katholikos," which means universal or worldwide. Obviously we apply it to the church founded by Jesus Christ because we believe it is intended for all peoples of the world for all time. Many of the earliest Christian writers refer to this universality of the church. St. Ignatius, bishop of Antioch, who died about the year 110, was the first as far as we know to actually use the name Catholic Church. This, of course, is the meaning understood in Protestant churches when they pray in the Apostles' Creed, "I believe in ... the holy catholic church." Q. Years ago most of us struck our breast at the elevation and at the words "Lord, I am not worthy" at Mass. Although not many others do it, I have continued the practice personally. .For the last few Sundays I notice one of the younger servers following the practice. Is he just one of a disappearing breed of religious dinosaurs that will soon be extinct? (Missouri)



accompany the 'sprinkling of the water. They are from St. Paul, reminding us that through baptism we are buried with Christ and through that death with him we share in his resurrection. Q. Could you comment on the supposed apparitions of our Lady at Medjugorje in Yugoslavia? I am surprised there has not been more iJlformation in the Catholic press. Is it possible that the announcement of a second Marian year by the Holy Father was influenced by these messages? (New Jersey) A. Probably the reason you have not read much about it is that, up to now, there has been little meaningful that the Catholic press or anyone else can say. Great amounts of excitement, publicity and enthusiasm generally accompany such occurrences, whether or not they eventually turn out to be genuine. Officially, the church is studying the events to determine as much as possible their authenticity. The bishop of the diocese involved, the cardinal president of the Yugoslav bishops' conference and the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have said that church officials and organizations should offer no official pilgrimages to the site of the alleged apparitions. There seem to be certain good things happening but also serious difficulties which prompt considerable caution about the supernatural nature of what is going on there. The "exploration" underway by church officials should help answer that question. There is no evidence that the Holy Father's announcement of a Marian year was influenced by events at Medjugorje.

A. Striking one's breast is an ancient sign of repentance or unworthiness. It probably began as an act of deference toward human officials and later was transferred to express a relationship to God. In Christ's parable ofthe Pharisee and the tax collector, for example, he relates that the latter struck his breast as one of the signs of his humility. There is no rule about using it during the Mass or at any other liturgy. It still may be an appropriate expression of our humility A free brochure explaining and need of God'!! mercy. Sometimes the breast would be Catholic regulations on memberstruck not only with one's hand ship in the Masons and other but with some sort of stone. The organizations is available by sendreason seems to be that since the ing a stamped, self-addressed enheart is considered (in our culture velope to Father John Dietzen, at least) the focal point of feelings, Holy Trinity Parish, 704 N. Main striking the heart or breast signi- St., Bloomington, III. 61701. Quesfies that we are "brokenhearted" tions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen at the same about what has been done. Our word "contrition" derives address. from the Latin,phrase "contritus corde," which literally means "crushed in the heart" or "broken- ' Father Peter N. Graziano, exechearted." Q. At a Catholic funeral recently utive director of the Diocesan Dethe priest sprinkled holy water on partment of Social Services, is the casket. I am a convert of a attending the annual meeting of couple of years and don't remember the Catholic Charities Directors' that bei~g explained. (Pennsyl- Association, being held this week in Long Beach, Calif. He is New vania) England representative to the assoA. Almost every time holy water ciation's standing committee. He said the meeting will focus is used in the liturgy it refers to baptism. This is true in the case on immigration, poverty and you mention. The person being church-government relations and buried was baptized; the sprinkling that speakers will include Los of the water reminds us of this Angeles Archbishop Roger Maindividual's own sharing in that hO,ny and Msgr. Nicholas DiMarzio, executive director of Migrabaptism. The next time you attend a fu- tion and Refugee Services for the neral, listen to the words that U.S. Catholic Conference.

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Ordination anniversaries Continued from Page Three idence College. He studied for the priesthood at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore. He was parochial vicar at Star of the Sea station, Siasconset; St. William parish, Fall River; Our Lady of the Assumption, Osterville; St. Paul, Taunton; St. Patrick, Falmouth; St. Peter the Apostle, Provincetown; St. Joseph, Taunton; and St. Peter, Dighton. He was named pastor of Taunton's Immaculate Conception parish on July 28, 1966, and served there until his 1983 retirement to Fall River's Catholic Memorial Home. Father O'Reilly was chaplain at Taunton State Hospital from 1942 to 1951. He will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving for family, friends and former parishioners at 5 p.m. June I at Immaculate Conception. A dinner will follow at White's restaurant. Father Davignon Father Davignon, an Attleboro native, is the son of Alma Grace (Malay) Davignon and the late Philip A. Davignon Sr. After graduating from the Attleboro public school system, he prepared for the priesthood at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, Conn., and in Baltimore.

The Nantucket priest was parochial vicar at St. Pius X parish, South Yarmouth on two occasions, and at Sacred Heart, Oak Bluffs, and St. Mary, Mansfield. He was named to Our Lady of the Isle on June 27, 1979. Father Davignon was appointed Cape Cod area CCD director in 1964, and Cape CYO director in 1967. He served a term on the Priests' Senate, now known as the Priests' Council. He will celebrate his jubilee with an II :30 a.m. Mass of thanksgiving May 10 at Our Lady ofthe Isle. A parish-planned reception will follow from I to 4 p.m. at the Harbor House restaurant, Nantucket Center. Father DeMello Born in New Bedford, Father DeMello is the son of the late Arthur Tavares DeMello and Dunthilda (Bettencourt) DeMello, and the stepson of the late Mary (Ferreira) DeMello. A graduate of New Bedford High School, he attended Stonehill College, North Easton, and prepared for the priesthood at St. Thomas and St. Mary seminaries and at St. Jerome Seminary, Kitchener, Ontario, and Our Lady of the Angels Seminary. He has been parochial vicar at

LEONARD M. Chadbourne has been named administrative director of cardiopulmonary services at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. A registered respiratory therapist, he was previously chief of respiratory therapy at Providence Veterans' Administration Medical Center. Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Taunton; Our Lady of Health, Fall River; St. John of God, Somerset; St. Mary, Taunton; and Immaculate Conception, New Bedford. He was appointed St. Elizabeth's pastor in September, 1985.

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Father DeMello has been a member of the Commission for Divine Worship and a Boy Scout chaplain in the Fall River area. The Fall River priest will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving at II a.m. June 7 at St. Elizabeth's. A I p.m. reception will follow at White's restaurant. He will also celebrate two additional Masses of thanksgiving, one at 11 a.m. May 10 at his home parish, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, New Bedford, and the other, in Portuguese, at 7 p.m. June 6 at New Bedford's Immaculate ~on颅 ception parish. Family, friends and former and current parishioners are welcome at all three Masses. Father Tosti The son of Antonio M. and Norma (Ginesi) Tosti, Father Tosti is a Taunton native. After attending public schools in Taunton, he, like Father Davignon, studied for the priesthood in Bloomfield and Baltimore. Following ordination he was parochial vicar at Osterville's Our Lady of the Assumption parish and at Sacred Heart and SS. Peter and Paul parishes in Fall River. He holds a master of arts degree from Fordham University and from 1970 to 1973 was Diocesan Direc- . tor of Religious Education. In 1977, Father Tosti became pastor of New Bedford's St. Francis of Assisi parish. In 1984, he was appointed administrator ofSt. JUGe the Apostle Chapel, Cotuit, and Our Lady, Queen of All Saints Chapel, Mashpee, parts of the Osterville parish where he first served. Later that year, Bishop Cronin named him founding pastor of Christ the King parish, established by joining the two missions. Father Tosti has served on the Commission for Divine Worship, as the Cape Cod area's CCD direc-

tor, as a defender of the bond in the diocesan marriage court and as a chaplain at Fall River's former Hussey Hospital and its Highland Heights complex for the handi~ capped, now Cardinal Medeiros Towers. For several years he was New Bedford area .Catholic Charities Appeal director, and in 1979 he coordinated the Fall River diocese's 75th anniversary jubilee celebration. Father Tosti has also been secretary to the Priests' Senate and a member of the priests' personnel board. He directs the Diocesan Office of Family Ministry and the Family Life Center, both in North Dartmouth. The Cape pastor will celebrate his anniversary with his parish family at 4 p.m. Mass May 9 at Queen of All Saints Chapel. A reception will follow. He will be joined by family and friends for a Mass of thanksgiving at 3:30 p.m. May 17 at St. Joseph's Church, Taunton, his native parish. There Father Joseph L. Powers, pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, North Falmouth, will deliver the homily. A dinner will follow at White's restaurant.

Parents' group to aid schools WASHINGTON (NC) - Father路 Thomas G. Gallagher, U.S. Catholic Conference secretary of education, will speak at a May 23 meeting in New York of the National Association of Catholic School Parents and Alumni, a new organization. The association will be a vehicle for parents and businesses to donate services and equipment to elementary and secondary parochial schools.

Msgr. ShalIoo, Anchor manager On the occasion of Msgr. Daniel F. Shalloo's golden anniversary ofpriestly ordination, we pay tribute to our "founding father" by means of reprinting excerpts from the appreciation of bis work that appeared in our 25tb anniversary issue on April 16, 1982: Without fanfare and frills, On every newspaper one person makes the major decisions Msgr. Shalloo ran The Anchor as to direction, as to how news in much the same thrifty style, will be handled for the particu- putting together a dedicated lar audience to be reached. On team of newspersons and busiThe Anchor, for 18 years, that ness staffers.... person was Msgr. Daniel F. Thinking about those early ShaHoo, our general manager. days, ~sgr. Shalloo said recentHis figure looms large in any ly that Bishop James L. Conretrospective view of the news- nolly began thinking about a paper. With wit, good humor diocesan newspaper in late 1956. and priestliness he held the oper"So many things were going ation together, combining editorial duties with demanding on in those days and the secular pastoral responsibilities, origi- papers could give us only limited nally as associate pastor at St. coverage," recaIled Msgr. ShalJoseph's Church, then as pastor 100. "Bishop Connolly realized at St. Louis and Holy Name that a diocesan newspaper could give readers a comprehensive parishes, all in Fall River. Additionally, for many of his view of church news." Anchor years, Msgr. Shalloo He said that Bishop Connolly taught at the former Sacred tapped him for the general manHearts School of Education, ager's job during a lakeside stroll and was chaplain of the Fall at the annual priests' retreat at liver Serra Club and Physi- Cathedral Camp, East Freecians' Guild. In 1968 he was town.... named promoter of justice for How many hours a week did the diocesan marriage court, a Msgr. Shalloo put in at The position he still holds, and in Anchor? "Fourteen hundred" 1963 he chaired the fundraising was his quick reply. In truth, campaign for Bishop Connolly the paper was never far from his High School in Fall River. mind in all those 18 years. Of that bare-bones operation And what does he see as the he chuckled, "We studied the campaign a fundraising outfit future for his creation? ..As long as there's a need, . put on for another school and did it all ourselves without hav- there's a future," were his reasing to go outside for expensive suring words. "People still want to sit in a chair and read." help."

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Religion, politics debate still vital, says priest

KAREN Albany interprets "God Bless America" for hearing-impaired persons attending the kickoff. (Motta photo)

"I've always liked to help" Continued From Page One lay chairman, also addressed the audience. The Appeal "is concerned with people helping people," he said. "This means food for the hungry, housing for the needy, caring for the sick, rehabilitation for those afflicted with substance abuse and programs to develop strong family life. "What we are called upon to do is to give help to those less fortunate," he said. . Father Joseph Viveiros, director of the CCA-sponsored Diocesan Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities, told the gathering about the services his expanding office offers the disabled community. Disabilities often create a sense of isolation for those who have them, he said, explaining that the apostolate's goal was "to insure, that on the community and parish level, integration [of the disabled person] happens." Father Viveiros said that the apostolate attempts to work in conjunction with other religious and civic organizations to meet the needs of the disabled. It tries to provide skills for the disabled and the community-atlarge, he said, through sign-lan-' guage classes and integrating handicapped people into existing parish religious education programs. Over 1000 homes receive the apostolate's newsletter, One Small Voice, the priest said. Signed Masses are offered

monthly for the hearing-impaired, he said, and interpretive services for such situations as courtroom appearances and doctor's visits, are also available. There are handicapped persons among the eucharistic ministers who visit homes and hospitals, he said, noting that "The Work of His Hands" is the apostolate's motto. "His work is done by people helping people," he said. Karen Albany of SS. Peter and

Tragic Lebanon

A convention gift shop chaired by Mrs. Richard Paulson will feature stationery, prayer cards and pictures honoring Our Lady of Good Counsel, DCCW patroness. Mrs. Raymond Lavoie, in charge reservations for the all-day program, asks district chairmen to complete preregistration arrangements this weekend.

WASHINGTON (NC) - Lebanon deserves continued attention from Americans because of the "tragic events" in that Middle East nation, a U.S. Maronite priest has told a House subcommittee. Most Lebanese take no part in the sectarian violence devastating their nation in which "more than 100,000 have been killed" and thousands more maimed, said Msgr. Seely Beggiani, chairman of the Commission for Lebanon in the Diocese of St. Maron, who testified before the Appropriations committee's subcommittee on foreign operations.

Dorothy Curry to head DCCW Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will install new officers of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women in ceremonies following a morning Mass at the organization's annual convention, to be held Saturday, May 9, at St. John of God parish center, Somerset. To be seated are Miss Dorothy Curry, New Bedford, president; Mrs. Theodore Wojcik, Taunton, first vice-president; Mrs. James Blackmore, Cape Cod, second vice-president; Mrs. George Bauza, Attleboro, third vice-president. Miss Claire O'Toole, Fall River, fourth vice-president; Mrs. Roy Almeida, New Bedford, fifth vicepresident; Mrs. Manuel Nogueira, Somerset, treasurer; Mrs. Alfred Rock, New Bedford, recording secretary. Vice-presidents are elected by their districts.

The convention will begin with an 8: 15 a.m. coffee hour. Its keynote speaker will be Annette Kane, executive administrator of the National Council of Catholic Women. She will address the day's theme: "20th Century Women Find Joy in Service."

Paul parish, Fall·River, was sign language interpreter for several hearing-impaired persons at the kickoff. Ferdinand N. Macedo, a hearing-impaired eucharistic minister, told The Anchor that "Father Joe has a lot of work on his hands" and that Appeal contributions are' "definitely" needed. With their interpreter's help, he and others signed the lyrics to "God Bless America" at the even. ing's end. Kenneth Leger of Fall River's Sacred Heart parish led singing of the patriotic standard. Msgr. John J. Oliveira, diocesan chancellor, offered the meeting's closing prayer. As "we continue to celebrate the joy and hope of Easter," he prayed, "we have been reminded that Christ is our light. "May we help others to know Christ through our efforts in the Appeal." Msgr. Gomes suggests pledging as a way of making a substantial Appeal offering, noting that the pledge system may enable families to budget for a generous gift. The Appeal's parish phase ends May 13. ~~~_~~~~~~N~

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (NC) - The old question of religion and politics has taken on "a new edge" as morality confronts technology, Father J. Bryan Hehir recently told the Boston College Alumni Association. The priest, secretary for social development and world peace at the U.S. Catholic Conference in Washington, noted that once "it was usually assumed that you did not talk about religion and politics." "Today, it is impossible not to," he said, calling the link between religion and politics "the explosion of the moral factor in our public policy debates." The priest declared that "we face a range of issues for which there is literally no historical experience" but for which decisions must be made. The key question becomes, he continued, "When you can do almost anything, how do you decide what you ought to do?" He said that during the 1980s, the U.S. bishops have addressed four major issues - abortion, U.S. policy in Central America, nuclear

weapons and equity in the economy. They became involved because of the moral, human questions at stake, he said. "And therefore," he continued, "for a church with a moral tradition ... to be a silent observer on the sidelines while the moral factor and the religion and politics factors intersect in a qualitatively new way would surely be a scandal." Thus, when the bishops produced pastorals on war and peace and economic justice "or a constant stream of testimony critical ofU .S. policy in Central America," their action "was not because they have nothing else to do, or some kind of quest for relevance," he added. "In a society where religion and politics and morality are more tightly joined than in previous times, where personal choices of conscience and public policy choices are equally tightly drawn, a church that says it is both light and truth cannot afford to be a silent church," he said.


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Educators aim for tomorrow NEW ORLEANS (NC) -Catholic educators met April 20-23 to envision a grand future for their schools in the next century and to consider practical ways to get those schools through today. The National Catholic Educational Association drew more than 14,000 people to New Orleans for its 84th annual convention. Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet Catherine T. McNamee, NCEA president, said Catholic educators can be the leaders of the 21 st century because they have "the commitment, the dedication" and are "probably the only ones who can raise the right questions" about ethics and values in the new high-tech world. Sister McNamee, first woman to head the NCEA, opened the convention with her keynote address. June Scobee, a teacher and the widow of Challenger space-shuttle commander Dick Scobee, said, teachers, like astronauts, are pioneers. "We can remember the Challenger explosion and be discouraged or we can use it and help them continue their mission," she said. "We might have lost the Challenger but we haven't lost that challenge" of reaching for the stars, she added. Several speakers promoted parental involvement in obtaining government support for parochial schools. According to Jesuit Father William Byron, president of the Catholic University of America, families must become "more active in the policy arena pursuing workable forms of government assistance for Catholic educa.tion." Archbishop John R. Roach of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Catholics "must assert to those responsible for public policy that justice demands a recognition of a choice in education." John Coons, University of California law professor and advocate for educational vouchers, also stressed political action, calling for vouchers parents could use in schools of their choice. Archbishop Roach said that Catholic schools offer what more and more people are seeking "the traditional wells of morality, of wholeness, goodness and truth." Father Byron said that Catholics have been generous and uncomplaining in their support for Catholic schools so far but "deserve more relief than they are now getting as t~ey struggle to keep Catholic education alive and well." "Families should be active in the




political order because it is precisely in and through that order that they find protection for their human rights, including the right of a parent to provide for the education of a child," he said. Coons, in promoting a voucher system, said that giving parents choice would allow non-performing schools to die. A challenge to church teaching came from a Catholic priest who told a convention workshop that the church should educate youth about using contraceptives, including condoms, to help prevent spread of AIDS - acquired immune deficiency syndrome. "Since Al DS can be transmitted sexually, I want [youth] to know about preventative measures such as condoms," said Father Rodney J. DeMartini, a former San Jose, Calif., high school principal now studying at Santa Clara University. He said that young people "may choose values different than those I taught them. And I don't want them to suffer the tragic debilitating consequences of AIDS for any particular sexual behavior they might choose." One study discussed at the convention found that Catholic school enrollment has dropped 3 percent in the last year. But a second study, "Public and Private High Schools: The Impact of Communities," by James S. Coleman and Thomas Hoffer, found that Catholic school students do better and are less likely to drop out than their public or private school counterparts. To a Los Angeles public high school principal, teachers are the

most powerful people in the world. George J. McKenna III, principal of George Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, said, "Everybody's got to come by us - we are the teachers, we are the ones who set the standards." In four years he changed his inner-city high school from a place marked by violence and low achievement into a school which has a waiting list for students and where 80 percent of the graduates enroll in college. The Los Angeles principal told the Catholic educators that he made practical changes, "simple things" to improve his school. "I said there will be mandatory homework.... I told the teachers, 'you will give it, grade it, discuss it, tell the parents at home to expect it.' " Robert Coles, a professor of psychiatry and medical humanities at Harvard University, told NCEA members that character is higher than intellect and "smart ain't the same as good" (see story on this page). Meeting concurrently with the NCEA was the Catholic Library Association. Among its speakers was Dr. Annabelle Melville, Commonwealth Professor of History emeritus at Bridgewater State Colle~e. She discussed with librarians her experience in researching and writing definitive biographies of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, John Carroll of Baltimore, John Cheverus of Boston and Bordeaux and William DuBourg, founder of St. Ma~y's College, Baltimore, and the school which developed into St. Louis University.

Smart ain't same as good NEW ORLEANS (NC) - Character is higher than intellect and "smart ain't the same as good," an expert in child psychiatry told the National Catholic Educational Association convention. Robert Coles, a professor of psychiatry and medical humanities at Harvard University, said that "what will save us is the simplicity ofthe children Jesus speaks of in the Bible." He warned that "intellect can betray." "I'm not going to glorify antiintellectualism. We have to go on teaching but we have to remember, boy, do we have to remember," that the question is "knowledge for what?" Coles, author of several books on the lives and feelings of children, including the "Children in Crisis" series, described how the stages and phases of people's lives are studied "by my ilk." He compared the intellectuals who often do these studies with ~uby, a 6-year-old black girl he .studied in the 1960s when she integrated an all-white school in New Orleans. Ruby was "going through living .hell" and yet was able to pray for the mobs who threatened her as she went to school each day, Coles ,. said. According to social scientists, children Ruby's age "can't sit down and figure out complicated moral scenarios," Coles said, yet Ruby was able to ask moral and ethical questions. He said he has found that children raise the same questions about life as adults: "What does this life

mean? Why are we here? Where will we goT' Ruby's answers "came from the Bible, from Jesus as he walked and talked in Galilee. Jesus did not spend his time in universities, in fancy hotels, he did not go to the White House for state dinners or keep company with the big shots who attend state dinners," Coles said. Instead, Jesus kept company with fishermen, with ordinary peop.1e, with "the lame, the halt, the blind, the imprisoned, the rebuked, the scorned. Those were his soulmates." "No wonder little Ruby could feel close to him as she walked by" the mob outside the school, he said. . Coles said Ruby could understand that a person could gain the whole world and yet lose her soul, something more highly educated people do not always comprehend. "Boy, have we reached a certain secular height!" said Coles of such intellectuals. "And look at the way we behave. We bad-mouth, we gossip, we name-call in a sophisticated way." There are camps and schools and groups and envies and rivalries and "not much prayer involved," he said. "Hitler had lawyers, doctors, journalists, professionals, some clergy and not a few shrinks," Coles reminded the educators. This shows, he said, that as Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "character is higher than intellect" or as fellow convention speaker and novelist Walker Percy wrote, "You can get all A's and flunk life."

Opera depicts Carmelites NEW YORK (NC) - A band of strong women takes over an entire evening of prime-time television when "Dialogues of the CarmeIites"airs Wednesday, May 6, 8·11 p.m. EDT on PBS. It's the story of a convent of Carmelite nuns in the city of Compiegne during the French Revolution. Their convent is confiscated in the name of the republic and they are sentenced to be guillotined. Though it may sound like the stuff of fiction, it was an actual occurrence, part of the record of the period of the revolution aptly known as the Reign of Terror. Interestingly enough, the version shown on television is based on the account written by a German woman in reaction to a later reign of terror, that of the Third Reich, which sent a Carmelite nun, Edith Stein, to her death in an extermination camp. In reading the German novel on the tragic fate of the French Carmelite community, composer Francis Poulenc was moved to write the score for an opera whose libretto was written by Georges Bernanos. "Dialogues of the Carmelites" premiered at La Scala in 1957. The current Metropolitan Opera's production of the work was taped during a performance in early April for this presentation on "Live from the Met." Joanne Woodward gives the viewer verbal program notes on the opera and the Met's production. The opera's drama revolves around the character of the haughty Blanche (Maria Ewing), a young novice from an aristocratic family who has entered the convent to flee the violent turmoil of the times. When the nuns are expelled from the safety of the convent, Blanche flees again, this time to lose herself in the anonymity ofthe crowd. In contrast to Blanche is Constance (Betsy Norden), another novice but a simpler, more open and accepting person. But faced with the guillotine, it is Constance who bolts and Blanche who stops her and then joins her sisters in martyrdom.


Father Paulsen said Nomonde Matiso, a youth worker in the Diocese of Umtata. Transkei, had been tortured whiledncarcerated. The priest said that he spoke to Ms. Matiso by telephone the Monday after Easter while he was visiting Rome. "That was my Easter," he said, noting that his concern for her well-being had made Easter Sunday "most hopeless." Father Paulsen was arrested by Transkei security police on the streets of Umtata Dec. 17, 1986,


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of Catholic missionaries to near zero in 20 years, said Father Chamnien Kitcharoen, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Bangkok. The Thai church has about 300 major seminarians, and 300 of its 450 priests are Thais. Its 200 foreign personnel include nuns, brothers and lay missioners.

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Missioner reports release of coworker WASHINGTON (NC) - Father James Lee Casimir Paulsen, a U.S. missionary priest imprisoned in a South African homeland for three months, said a female coworker detained at approximately the same time was freed in early April, nearly a month after his own release.

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three days after Ms. Matiso's arrest. The priest, a native of Detroit, had been working in Transkei since 1978. He had'described how security officers tortured him during an interrogation by forcing him to lie naked on his stomach on a prison room floor with a wet canvas bag containing a small amount of water placed over his head. He said when the officers didn't like an answer they shook the bag, forcing water into his nose and mouth which choked him. Father Paulsen said he was sure Ms. Matiso got the same treatment. He said she was "detained because of me." Transkei authorities, seeking to link him to fugitives allegedly involved in an attack on a police station, "used her to (try to) get at me."


Father Paulsen said in an earlier interview that the authorities "were trying to force her into saying I was sending her out on errands" for the South African rebel group, the African National Congress. Transkei is a tribal homeland carved from South African territory which is recognized as an independent nation by South Africa alone. Father Paulsen described it as a "puppet homeland." The priest said he was never charged with a crime. Father Paulsen said Ms. Matiso also told him that she was turned away by a white doctor after her lawyer advised her to get a physical checkup following her release. The doctor, according to the woman, told her to see a government-appointed physican, the priest said.




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Suffering and pain can enrich us By Antoinette Bosco

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We try to close our heart professional sounding terms and in self-protection without letting Practice the devotion of the five First Saturdays labels, and sprinkled. with testiGod in and so it doesn't really monies of people who found the heal. This devotion was requested by Our lady of Fatima on July 13, 1917, when programs helpful generally are A new book called, "Why, 0 she said: "God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. psycho-babble. Lord? The Inner Meaning of Suf"1 sholl come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart The real problem is that people fering," by Carlo Carretto (Orbis and the Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays. If people listen to my who are in emotional or psychoBooks), expresses well why sufferlogical discomfort want a quick requests, Russia will be conv~rted and there will be peace." ing is God's language. fix. 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Iteering pOintl ST.ANNE,NB The Lord Nelson Mass by Haydn, Renaissance songs presented a capella and an interlude of chamber music will comprise the annual spring concert of the Greater New Bedford Choral Society at 7:30 p.m. May 9 at St. Anne's Church. D of I, NB Daughters ofIsabella meeting and living rosary 7:30 p.m. May 19, VFW Hall, Park St. ST.STEPHEN,ATTLEBORO Adult education Pilgrim Church series: 7:30 p.m. May 6, "Church History: A Panoramic View"; May 13, "Personal Prayer in the Christian Tradition: May I Speak to You, Please?" As of May 9, there will be no Saturday 8 a.m. Mass except each first Saturday. Prayer Line requests may be made to the rectory or Frank and Terry Gousie, 222-5497. ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, SWANSEA Parishioner Mrs. Bertrand Patenaude has been installed as president of the Fall River District of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Members of the Alhambra Order will receive corporate communion at 9:30 a.m. Mass Sunday. The Alhambra aids handicapped persons. ST. JOHN EVANGELIST, POCASSET Parish women are invited to Church Women United fellowship day at 10 a.m. today at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Centerville. ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT Blue Army 5-hour vigil starts at 7:30 tonight with a Mass celebrated by Father Lucien Jusseaume, former pastor. ST. KILIAN, NB Dr. Peter Letendre will discuss medical approaches to grieving at a Widowed Support Group meeting 7:30 p.m. May II, rectory basement. Healing and Benediction service conducted by Father Andre Patenaude, MS, of LaSalette Shrine, Attleboro, 7 p.m. May 17. LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO New schedule begins today with Mass Monday through Friday 12: 10 and 5: 10 p.m. and Saturday 12: 10 and 7:30 p.m. Confessions daily from I to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 6:30 to 7:35 p.m. A priest is available at any time for·other spiritual needs. 10 a.m. tomorrow Lutheran newspaper publisher Wayne Weible will discuss "Miracle at Medjugorje" in the People's Chapel. The first of three "Rosary in Song and Reflection" programs to take place at 2 p.m. May 3, 10 and 17 in the chapel will consider the joyful mysteries and will be led by Father Leo Maxfield, MS, with music led by Father Andre Patenaude, MS, and Sister Lucille Gauvin, OP. "I Have a Friend Who...." series continues at 7:30 p.m. May 6 in the shrine monastery. Considering poor self-images, the discussion will be led by Father Roger Chauvette, MS. ST. ANTHONY OF DESERT, FR Exposition of BI. Sacrament noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, following outdoor crowning of Mary and closing with holy hour. SS. PETER & PAUL, FR Women's Club communion breakfast following 9:30 a.m. Mass May 17. Installation banquet 7 p.m. June 4, Abraham Manchester's restaurant, Adamsville. ST. JULIE, N. DARTMOUTH First communion May 9 and 16. The Ladies' Guild has presented the parish with a $2,000 check. Converts received at the Easter Vigil are warmly welcomed: Jasper Parnell, Jay Carolus, John Bence, Kathryn Doughlas, Tenley Pinto. They were prepared by Deacon Leo Racine.

ST. ANTHONY, MATTAPOISETT First communion rehearsal 7 p.m. May 8, reception of sacrament I p.m. May 9, fol1owed by a reception. BL. SACRAMENT, FR Women's Guild meeting 7:30 p.m. May 13 with presentation on "Adventures into the Magic ofthe Mind" by Father Stephen A. Fernandes. O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE Father Tom, Vincent and Rose Curran and William L. Fitzgerald scholarship applications are available at Barnstable High School guidance department. Graduating seniors are asked to send a yearbook picture and note as to future plans to' the parish office by May 10 in order that plans can be made to honor them. Those interested in forming a group of single Catholic parents are asked to call Joyce Nadeau, 7717780; those wishing to help serve a meal once a month at Noah Center, Hyannis, are asked to call Margaret Kelley, 888-1280. NOTRE DAME, FR Appeal captains will be at the church hall from I to 4 p.m. Sunday to receive workers' reports. ST. PATRICK, FR Congratulations to the parish CYO basketball team, Sam Priestly Memorial Playoffs champs. ST. THOMAS MORE, SOMERSET Confirmation 7:30 p.m. May 8; first communion II :30 a.m. May 10. All welcome. I Women's Guild communion breakfast at Somerset Lodge following 9 a.m. Mass May 17. CATHEDRAL CAMPS, E. FREETOWN Confirmation retreat May I and 2 for St. Rita's parish, Marion; weekend retreat today through Sunday for Spirit of Jesus prayer group. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRH~VEN Soup kitchen workers needed today in New Bedford. Information: Joe Beg~oche. Liturgy and coffee hour at 9 a.m. today to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Sister Murid Lebeau, SS.Cc., as principal. Meeting for parents of first communicants 7:45 p.m. Monday. Prayer meetings May 5 and May 8. CHRIST THE KING, COTUIT/MASHPEE First penance 7 p.m. May 6, Queen of All Saints Chapel. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, TAUNTON Confirmation 7 p.m. May 8; first communion 10:30 a.m. May 17. ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA Board of Education meeting 9 a.m. tomorrow. First Friday exposition follows 9 a.m. Mass today, concluding with Benediction at 5: 15 p.m. Confirmation 7 p.m. May 7. CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB, NB Meeting 7:30 p.m. May 13, Wamsutta Club, with musical entertainment by Couto and Mulligan. O.L. ASSUMPTION, OSTERVILLE Women's Guild Mass II a.m. May 12, followed by installation of officers and lunch at Dan'l Webster Inn, Sandwich. Jim Silverman will offer piano music and a fashion show will be presented. The guild is offering its annual student assistance awards to graduating seniors. Applications at church. ST. MARY, SEEKONK Parish Bible study groups have resumed meetings at 9:45 a.m. each 2nd and 4th Tuesday and 7 p.m. each 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Catechist appreciation dinner tomorrow. ST. ANNE, FR Scout paper drive, 9 a.m. to I p.m. tomorrow; first .communion 2 p.m. Sunday, upper church.



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FATHER Robert A. Oliveira, diocesan director of continuing formation for clergy and laity, will direct a day of recollection from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 for members and guests of the Women's Guild of S1. Pius X parish, South Yarmouth. Bag lunches should be brought; coffee will be served. HOLY NAME, FR Women's Guild installation Mass 6 p.m. May 5, followed by dinner in school hall. School board meeting May 6. Four board positions are open; those interested may call the school or rectory. SACRED HEART, FR Shut-ins wishing to receive the sacrament of penance may call the rectory. OLDER AMERICANS' MONTH Marking Mayas Older Americans' Month, the Fall River Geriatric Providers' Committee will sponsor an information fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at Government Center. Among participants will be St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, which will cosponsor with Charlton Memorial Hospital an exhibit on health services and will serve a free luncheon. During the month a large number of programs and services will be offered at area nursing homes, day care centers, and community centers. A full listing is available by writing Geriatric Providers at PO Box 625, Fall . River 02722, or calling Fall River Council on Aging, 674-6720. BREAD OF LIFE PRAYER GROUP, FR Seven-week Life in Spirit seminar will begin 9: 15 p.m. May 8, following regular 7:30 p.m. prayer group meeting at Blessed Sacrament Church, Fall River. ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO Healing service and Mass with Father William T. Babbitt 2 p.m. Sunday. DIVORCED/SEPARATED, NB Sister Jane Hogan, among presenters at a February forum for divorced/ separated Catholics held at St. Francis Xavier School, Acushnet, will return to Acushnet at 6:30 p.m. May 13 to discuss Self-Esteem. All welcome. Other meetings of the divorced/ separated support group, all held from 7-9 p.m. at the family Life Center, 500 Slocum Road, N. Dartmouth: May 25, Part V, How To Survive Divorce, Rev. James Smoke; June 10, Betsy Norwood, Stepparenthood; June 22, Effects of Divorce on Children, Tom Potota. ST. JAMES, NB School registrations close May I. CYO meeting 2 p.m. Sunday at Buttonwood Park. Softball will be played. MADONNA MANOR, N. ATTLEBORO Volunteers age 14 and up welcome to visit and / or assist residents with crafts and other activities. HOLY GHOST, ATTLEBORO Second Dominga at home of Mr. and Mrs. Joao Araujo, 96 Magnolia St., Mass 7 tonight; all welcome. First communion 10 a.m. May 9.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., May 1, 1987

The Vatican budget question


VATICAN CITY (NC) - The Vatican is in the midst of a major effort to get the world's 854.6 million Catholics to increase voluntary contributions aimed at coveting its yearly operating budget shortfall. It has sent letters to the world's bishops outlining the problem. It has published isolated figures showing how rapidly the shortfall increases from year to year. Well-respected cardinals have given interviews debunking the notion of excessive Vatican wealth. But what the Vatican has not done is publish its complete yearly budget, showing detailed breakdowns 'of income and expenses. Why this has not been done is a mystery. . Full disclosure is favored by a 14-member papally appointed council of cardinals studying Vatican finances. It is favored by Italian Cardinal Giuseppe Caprio, president of the Prefecture for Economic Affairs ofthe Holy See, who puts together the annual budget for Vatican departments. It is even favored by Pope John Paul II. "I am in agreement. This should be clear," he said during a recent press conference when asked if he agreed with church officials advocating full disclosure as a way to increase contributions to the Vatican. But he also said he does not have the final say in the matter, indicating the man with the key to the mystery is his secretary of state, Cardinal Agostino Casaroli. "On these themes, it is better to talk to Cardinal Casaroli because he is more competent than I am," the pope said, referring to his dele-

Another reason for the upswing in expenses has been a tenfold increase in salaries between 1970 and 1985, largely because of high Italian inflation, Cardinal Caprio said. The cardinal also made public for the first time the amount of money the Vatican has in invested funds. He said this was $275 million. The cardinal released the figure to show that income produced from the investments could not cover the shortfall. Previously, members of the papally appointed council, such as Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia, have made other details available. Last year, Cardinal Krol said the Vatican has no pension fund and must pay retired employee benefits out of its yearly operating budget. He cited this as an example of the impossibility of substantially reducing expenses. Both cardinals argue that these and other still-secret figures show that the most practical solution to paying the bills for universal church operations is an increase in voluntary contributions. "My argument has always been if you keep this private, you can do so if you pay your own bills. If you're making an appeal, credibility demands that you explain why," Cardinal Krol said in March. A month later it still had not happened.

gation of budget authority to the cardinal several years ago. The delegation was part of a general papal plan to decentralize authority on administrative matters so as to leave the pope with more time to concentrate on universal church issues and problems. So far, Cardinal Casaroli has been silent as to why detailed budgets have not been made public., The silence is puzzling to church officials who argue for full disclosure and have access to the yearly budget figures. Their argument is that full disclosure would help raise funds because it would show that the money is going for needed church expenses which cannot be reduced. They add that full disclosure would also end speculation that the Vatican has much to hide about its finances. Officially, the Vatican has limited itself to publishing incomplete figures showing overall spending and income. The emphasis has been on the growing yearly shortfall. It was $20 million in 1979, the first year figures were published. Thisjumped to $56 million in 1986. The Vatican estimates the 19!17 shortfall at $63 million. To get around th' situation, several cardinals have been making public additional pieces of financial information. One of the latest to do this was Cardinal Caprio. In an April Italian newspaper interview he said a main reason for the sharp rise in Vatican expenses has been the increased church activities since the Second Vatican CounciL Since the council, Vatican agencies have increased from 37 to 47 and personnel has increased by 50 percent.

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Prayer is cornerstone, pope tells priests VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II told the world'S priests that prayer is a "cornerstone" of priestly service, enabling them to be "a clear sign of Christ" for all people. A priest is truly himself when he is "for others," the pope said in his annual Holy Thursday letter to priests. He said prayer gives a priest "a special sensitivity to these 'others.' making him attentive to their needs, to their lives and destiny." The letter was an extended reflection by the pope on prayer and its significance in the light of

Christ's prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. "Our priesthood must be linked with prayer, rooted inprayer," the pope said. As "stewards ofthe mysteries of God," priests must,be "a: clear sign of Christ and h~s Gospel," the pope sa,id."We need prayer in 'order to be able to be such a sign." Urging priests to ,be "for others," those who ,-seek and those who reject their help, he said they should "gather tqgethc::~ thep'eople of God." :

"Prayer is essential for maintaining pastoral sensitivity to everything that comes from the 'Spirit,' for ·correctly 'discerning" and properly employing those charisms that lead to union and are linked to priestly service in the church," he said. , The pope particularly encou~­ , aged the practice of the Liturgy of the Hours and eucharistic adoration. Aim for Harmony. "Aim for harmony in the'church and try to build each other up." ~, ; Rom. 14:19

POPE JOHN Paul II will visit the Cathedral of Cologne, West Germany, during his visit to that country, which began yesterday and ends Monday. (NC/KNA photo)

Papal plans: formal, casual the church; Archbishop Weakland's topic will be the role of the laity in society and in the church; and vocations will be handled by Archbishop Pilarczyk. Far less formally, tent and recreaDefinitely formal are Los Angeles arrangements for four church tional vehicle owners will have leaders to address the pontiff on special facilities near the airport topics of concern to U.S. Catho- when Pope John Paul visits Columics. Casual as a T-shirt is a pro- bia, SC, Sept. II. A temporary campground will jected campground for tenters and be available Sept. 9 through 12 for recreational vehicle owners at Columbia, SC, where the pope will those wishing to visit the airport for the pope's arrival and depar-, touch down briefly Sep!. II. ture. An airport spokeswoman said The church leaders who will the area can accommodate some meet with the pope in Los Angeles 252 self-contained recreational veare Chicago Cardinal Joseph Ber- hicles and 222 tents. nardin and Archbishops John Water will be available at all Quinn of San Francisco, Daniel· sites and electricity at the recreaPi,larczyk of Cincinnati and ,Rem- tional vehicle sites. The airport bert Weakland Of Milwaukee. will probably provide shuttle serMsgr. Daniel Hoye, general'secre- vice between the campground and tary ofthe National Conference,of the airport. Catholic Bishops, said cardinal Further inf9rmation is available Bernardin wili spea'k about the by telephone at 803-794-3419 or relationship between the universal by .maii from Airport Director's church ~nd the particular, or local Office,Columbia Metropolitan AirchurcheS·; Archbishop Quinn will port, 3000 Aviation Way, West) discuss effective,moral teaching by Columbia, S.C. 291,69. WASHINGTON (NC) - Extensive plans for Pope John Paul II's fall visit to the United States range from the super-formal to the supercasual.

Theologian sees room fo~ im'provement in U .S~ Catholic'theology PRINCETON, N.J. (NC) - U.S. Catholic theologians have pegun, making significant contributions to their field in re~ent years but would d~ better if they sought . more directly to serve the church and relied more heavily on resources of their own tradition, Jesuit Father Avery Dulles told the annual meeting ofthe American Theological Society. Holding its 75th anniversary meeting at the Princeton Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian institution, the society heard Father Dulles, theology professor at The Catholic University of America in Washington and a former society

president, as part of a panel April 24 .on "Taking Stbck of Theology' in America Today." . Other panelists reported on· Protestant theology, Jewish theology, biblical studies 'and women's :: presence in theology. Father Dulles said American Catholic theology has 'no roots in . the United States and until the . middle of this century largely bor- ' rowed from Europeans. Though Americans have made contributions in recent decades in areas such as ecclesiology and political theology, he said, U.S. Catholic theologians continue to orient themselves to Europeans, produc-

ing no figure comparable to the late Jesuit Father Karl Rahner of Germany or any significant movement, such as the liberation theology of Latin America. "I think one senses, in general, a lack of focus, perhaps a lack of specificity," Father Dulles said. "Every possible question is being asked, every known method employed, every point of view accommodated. Our theologians seem to be better at reporting and criticizing than at taking firm positions and developing these in a systematic way." "There is some danger our theology could easily deteriorate into a

shapeless program of religious studies," he said. "Catholic theology would stand to profit if it were to dedicate itself more vigorously to the service of the church and of its faith, and if it were to regain its confidence in the resources of its own' tradition." In an interview after the panel Father Dulles said Catholic theology "is less specifically Catholic than it ever has been before in this country," which he said is both a strength and a weakness. Theologians can sometimes serve the church by performing a critical role, he said, but they should avoid becoming "too shrill" when they

are in disa·greement with church authorities. : Although recent actions of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have made some theologians "nervous," Father Dulles said, he has not seen any "inliibiting effect" on theological work thus far. "They (the congregation) really are not attacking problems of method, which I'm more concerned with," he said. A difficulty in assessing the congregation's work, Father Dulles said, is uncertainty about the extent to which its principles can be distinguished from the "personal point of view" of its prefect, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

Agonizing decision explained WASHINGTON (NC) - For Archbishop James A. Hickey of Washington, dealing with the death of one of his priests by AIDS involvt\d a delicate struggle between privacy and confidentiality on the one hand and what he considered the "curative value of truth" on the other. He would never have said a word about the cause of death without Father Michael Peterson's prior agreement, stressed the arch bishop. Trust and confidentiality with his priests is "at the core of who I am as a bishop," he said. Father Peterson, 44, was a psychiatrist before he became a priest of the Washington archdiocese in 1978. Almost immediately after ordination he founded St. Luke's Institute in Suitland, Md., one of the most successful institutions in the country in treating priests and religious suffering from alcohol or drug dependency or psychiatric problems. A month before Father Peterson died, he and Archbishop Hickey wrote confidentially to priests of the Washington archdiocese and to bishops and religious superiors across the country, informing them of the priest's condition. When Father Peterson died, Archbishop Hickey, acting on an agreement reached before his death, acknowledged the cause of death in response to inquiries from reporters. The archbishop himself did not know Father Peterson had AIDS until Feb. 27, but from that date on he visited the priest almost daily in the hospital, and he was chief celebrant at his funeral Mass in St. Matthew's Cathedral. "One thing this taught me is the human dimensions ofthis disease," Archbishop Hickey said in the interview. "I saw this at the Gift of Peace House (an AIDS hospice the archbishop founded in Washington, staffed by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity) in the first patients there, and when I visited the patients at Christmas

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and said Mass for them. "But obviously I'm not as close to them as I was to Michael. And to see him - to see him going down, down, and to see the physical ravages - it really was quite a preparation for Holy Week. It really talks about the Cross and -you know, it really makes our faith more operative.... "I think, too, it challenges us to respect both the human dignity to which we reach out in AIDS sufferers and also our great Christian belief that in treating that person, that sick, dying person, we treat the Lord Jesus." Archbishop Hickey also spoke of the theology behind Father Peterson's decision to share the truth of his disease with his fellow priests as well. "I think that [sharing] is a good model" for other priests who may have AIDS, he said. "Our whole theology of the priesthood says that the presbyterate [the body of priests] ofthe diocese has a unique bonding of fraternal charity and concern for one another." "I must say, I was so proud of my priests," Archbishop Hickey added with an emotion-filled voice. "There was no slipup at all.... The confidentiality that he asked for was respected right to the end." Archbishop Hickey said he encouraged Father Peterson to break

the barrier of silence, but ultimately he left the decision completely up to the dying priest. "We went back and forth (on whether anything should be said or how) a number of times, and I said, 'Michael, this plan of action has to be yours. You have to see that.' And so, I think it would have been lacking respect for his person to have pushed him." In 20 years as a bishop, Archbishop Hickey said he has had numerous confidences from priests, but he could not recall any other case in which he had reason to ask the priest to make a personal matter public. Addressing the dilemma he faced on that issue, Archbishop Hickey said, "The one thing I wanted to preserve with my priests was the total belief, based on fact, that when they asked me to keep something in confidence, when they came to me as their spiritual father, that what they told me would forever remain sealed. "That's one set of principles. The other set of principles is that in the case of Father Peterson I really felt that for him to speak of his own illness and for him to authorize me, at least after his death, to speak about it, would powerfully serve the very cause that he espoused as a therapist, as a psychiatrist. Working with alco-

Diocesan AIDS task. force organized Responding to growing concern about acquired immune deficiency syndrome, a Diocesan AIDS Task Force has been set up. It is headed by Father Peter N. Graziano. executive director of the Diocesan Department of Social Services. Members in addition to Father Graziano are Father Edmund J. Fitzgerald. director of the Diocesan Department of Pastoral Care for the Sick; Father Mark Hession, representing the Chancery Office; Sister Ann Moore, CND. an associate su路 perintendent of diocesan schools. Also Ralph DiPisa. a vicepresident of St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, representing Sister Dorothy Ruggiero, OP, provincial superior of the Sisters of St. Dominic of the Presentation who operate the hospital; and Mrs. Dianne Cabral, R,N. head of the hospital's venereal disease clinic. Father Graziano said the task force is mandated to prepare a

report for Bishop Daniel A. Cronin on pastoral approaches to the AIDS situation. It is hoped the report will be ready for submission by the end of June. The priest said that at present there are approx.imately 40 to 4S known cases of AIDS in southeastern Massachusetts. The number of AIDSvttus car~ riers is unknown. He added tbat the majority of area cases seem to be among drug users and prosti.tutes. Father Graziano stressed that the role ofthe church with relation to AIDS is one of education and maintenance of moral values. Compassion for tbose affected is also all-important, he said. "We're looking at the suffering Christ." Last month, in connection with discussion ofschool-based health clinics and sex education, Father Richard W. Beaulieu, director of the Diocesan Department of Education, noted that for the past three years a curriculum' developed at St.

Margaret's Hospital, Dorchester. has been in place in kindergarten through 12th grade diOcesan classrooms and that AIDS material is being incorporated. Such material is already in use in the 7tb and 8th grades of St. John Evangelist School. Attleboro. Last week the schoors program was cited in a television documentary on AIDS.


THE ANCHOR-Diocese-of Fall River-Fri., May I, 1987 hoi dependency, drug dependency and so on, he was always urging his patients to be up front and acknowledge what they had. . "As a matter of fact, one of the most moving things was [that] I happened to know of a situation in which Father Peterson was strongly encouraging one of my priests to acknowledge that he had the disease of alcoholism, and it was only because of Father Peterson that he did it and that he got started on a cure, started on recovery. "And when Michael was going _back and forth, back and forth 'Should 11 Shouldn't 11' - I used that example with him, and I said, 'Do you remember that?' And he said, 'Yes I do.' "And I said, 'Michael, that's all I'm asking, that's all I'm suggesting you do, that you use this teaching moment to help AIDS sufferers free themselves from the terrible isolation in which they find themselves. Help them to open themselves to the support of their peers, to the support of those who are going to give them compassion and concern.' " Archbishop Hickey said many bishops and priests who wrote to Father Peterson sent copies of their letters to him as well. "They were just beautiful - warm, kind words, thanking him for all he did." While recognizing that each case is different, Archbishop Hickey said he hoped other priests with AIDS would confide in their bishop and fellow priests, and he hoped any bishop would respond to the news with love and compassion. "This isn't unique to AIDS," he said. "I've worked with a lot of people with dependency problems over the years, and being open and forthright about it isn't exactly their forte either - until they realize that overcoming their difficulty is best achieved by being forthright about it."

Much like genocide WASHINGTON (NC) - Indonesia is forcing birth control in the province of East Timor, a policy which "takes on the character of genocide," says the administrative board of the U.S. Catholic Conference, which urged the U.S. government to press the southeast Asian nation to stop the practice, seek peace in the province and end "the suffering of these unfortunate people."

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., May I, 1987

By Charlie Martin



It's been a long time since I walked through this old town But 0, how the memories start to flow And there's the old movie house, they finally closed it down, You could find me there every Friday night, 20 years ago. I worked the counter at the drugstore down the street But nobody's left there I would kilow On Saturday mornings that's where all my friends would meet You'd be surprised what a dime would buy 20 years ago. All my memories from those days come gather round me What I'd give if they could take me back in time 0, it almost seems like yesterday Where do the good times go Life was so much easier, 20 years ago. . I guess I should stop by Mr. Johnson's hardware store His only son was my friend Joe But he joined the Army back in 1964 How could we know that he would never come back 20 years ago? It almost seems like yesterday 20 years ago. Written byM. Spriggs, W. Newton, D. Tyler and M. Noble. Sung by Kenny Rogers. (c) 1986, RCA-Ariola International SUPPOSE you could be mag- you judge the actions, goals and ically transported 20 years into behavior of your teen and young the future. As you look back adult years? from this future vantage point, I thought about that as I liswhat would you see? How would tened to Kenny Rogers' new re-

lease, "Twenty Years Ago." Even though the song is a reflection on moving back rather than forward in time, it reminded me how -tomorrow's memories are being formed today. As we reflect back 20 years from now, we will remember today's events, what we learned and the relationships that now are important to us. So what kind of person will each of us find? Will we see a teen who enjoy.ed life and who helped others find happiness? Will we remember an individual who generously shared his or her time and abilities with those in need? Will we discover a person who used any mistakes or setbacks as means of learning to do better in the future? The song also talks about Mr. Johnson'ssonJoe, who died while in the Army. This reminds us that we should not take the gift of life for granted. We do not know when death will come to us. Facing this uncertainty helps us realize the importance of life at any age. Sometimes we forget this and live only for the future. We imagine that real life begins only after our teen years when we are out on our own. Indeed, there will be changes and new opportunities will emerge for teens as they grow older. However, many aspects of life are important and filled with meaning no matter what our age. The love, courage and generosity that each of us shows today always remain important. Memories are significant for us. Use today to make sure that your memories of your teen years will be good ones. Your comments are always welcome. Address Charlie Martin, 1218 S. Rothetwood Ave., Evansville, Ind. 47714.


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THESE WINNING SMILES belong to Cindy Campos, left, who took second place at a' recent regional science fair for a project on aerobics, and Daniel Oliveira, in third place for his study of the ear. Both are eighth graders at Espirito Santo School, Fall River, and will enter Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, in September.

Our mission is within his. By Cecilia Belanger Some of the people I meet seem to forget that we worship a living God, not someone out ofthe world but a presence within it. We too often institutionalize God, leaving him at the door of the church as we depart and not taking him with us into the world. The spiritual realm can be anywhere. Some Christians almost make their religion into a form of paganism, seeing the spiritual realm as a separate reality which passes by the world instead of engaging in it. It's a form of separatism.

But we can and should witness路 everywhere, bringing the presence of Christ to where we work, interact and go to school. In reading the Bible, one meets a people on the move. Then, as now, the world held glory and shame, beauty and squalor, agony and ecstasy, triumph and disaster. On every page of the Book we meet the one sublime and sovereign God. Belief in him can be an experience or an encounter. He's not found at the end of a chain of reasoning. He meets us, just as he met Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, Peter and Paul.

He speaks to us in our joys and sorrows. It is an encounter of faith, and we either respond or we don't. How deep is our faith? Are we still tied to a search for scientific proofs and mathematical certainties?

If we wish to be true Christians, we must see our mission in the world as set within God's mission. "As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." The mystery of his will for us is often known by us alone. We must answer that call. Otherwise we make a mockery ofthe Holy Spirit.

What's on your mind? Q. I would like you to write something about how rock 'n' roll influences us. (Maine) At the health club I go to, the air is filled these days with the sound of rock. Many younger patrons had complained that the "easy listening" music formerly used made them sleepy and sluggish during their workout. The weight lifters wanted music that would fire them up and release their energies. Rock, which overflows with pep and energy, filled their need and stirred them to greater efforts. Because rock is filled with such driving energy, some wonder whether it ultimately leaves the steady listener restless and incapable of finding inner peace. Can this be harmful in the long run? What do you think? Some also complain that the restless driving energy and the raw emotion of this music is chaotic. They maintain that rock music is totally devoid of beauty. They fear that some or many teens may never be able to appreciate music.


that is genuinely beautiful. What do you think? A number of music lovers have pointed critically to the lyrics of rock music and branded them generally unimaginative, lacking literacy, dumb, too repetitive and devoid of intelligence. Such critics fear that teenagers are being deprived of something very valuable and are being fed instead with something shabby. What do you think? And what about Satanism in the contemporary rock scene? It has alarmed several teenagers. But is Satanism a mere publicity gimmick, a sensational ploy to sell more records and perhaps drive still another wedge between teens and adults? I find myself wondering if any ofthe perpetrators even believe in a real devil. What do you think? So much for speculation and possibilities. If you care to express your ideas, please send them to Tom Lennon, 1312 Mass. Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.

As CYO ends'basketball, it winds 路up. for baseball As Fall River area CYO basketball winds down, the baseball season is getting underway. - Area director Father Jay Maddock said the first Baseball League meeting took place Tuesday. Rules and policies were discussed and team practice times were scheduled by associate director Albert Vaillancourt. Some 10 to 12 teams are expected to participate in play beginning the first week of June. To be eligible, players must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1966, and not be eligible for senior Little League, Babe Ruth, Twilight or Pony League teams. . All Fall River deanery parishes may field teams, Father Maddock said. Further information is avail~ able from him at 675-7503. Basketball Results Results ofthe recently completed basketball season have been released by Vaillancourt. Noting that three Fall River teams won diocesan championship honors in their respective divisions, he noted .that more than 750 young people participated in the program. In the Senior A division, St. Joseph's took both the regular season and playoff championships, defeating Espirito Santo in the playoff finals. They won the diocesan championship by defeating Our Lady of the Assumption from New Bedford in the best two out of three series and by winning the Fall River championship they captured the coveted Tony Medeiros Trophy named after the longtime cy 0 custodian who died two years ago. In the Senior B division, St. William's won the championship and St. Patrick's took the honors in the

highly popular post-season double elimination Sam Priestly Memorial Tournament. In the Prep Division, Santo Christo went undefeated during the regular season to take first place and then went on to win the Fall River championship by defeating St. William's in the playoffs. They capped a tremendous season by winning the diocesan championship over Taunton. In the Junior A Girls' division, Holy Name of Fall River took the regular season crown and then nipped St. George of Westport in the playoffs to win the Fall River championship. In the Junior A Boys' division, St. Joseph of Fall River won the regular season and then in an exciting playoff defeated St. Louis de France of Swansea in two out of three games to win the Fall River championship. In the diocesan playoffs, St. Joseph took that crOwn by defeating St. Anthony's of New Bedford two out of three times. In the Junior B Girls' division, St. Jean the Baptisftook the regular season crown only to lose a heartbreaker in the playoffs to St. Mary's Cathedral, the playoff champions. In the Boys' Junior B Division, St. Stanislaus took both the regular season and playoff titles and SS. Peter and Paul did the same in the Junior C Boys' Division. Vaillancourt was assisted by John Medeiros, Matt Burke and Tom Coute.





tv, movIe news Symbols following lilm reviews indicate both general and Catholic Film Office ratings. which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for gen· eral viewing; PG·13-parental guidance strongly suggested for children under 13; PC-parental guidance suggested; R-restricted, unsuitable lor children or younger teens. Catholic ratings: AI-approved. for children and adults; A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3-approved lor adults only; A4-separate classification (given to films not morally offensive which, however. require some analysis and explanation); O-morally offensive.

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blasts away a good portion of the Vietnamese underworld of Southern California involved in drugs and extortion in this tabloid depiction of ruthless crime and bloody retribution. Bloody ballistics, lame acting and ethnic stereotypes spell exploitation. O,R Religious TV Sunday, May 3 (CBS) - "For Our Times" - This rebroadcast depicts the life of Mexican-Americans in the Southwest through study of the language, traditions and lifestyles which have evolved as their culture has melded with that of the Anglo. Religious Radio Sunday, May 3 (NBC) "Guideline" Author Julian Barnes discusses his book, "Staring at the Sun," a projection of possible 21st century religious developments.

New Films "Wild Thing" (Atlantic) - A child orphaned by ruthless drug dealers (Rob Knepper) is raised by a bag lady in a deserted inner-city hovel and one day avenges his parents' deaths while saving a young lay missionary (Kathleen Quinlan). Restrained violence and a scene of implied sex lessen the urban Tarzan yarn's suitability for youngsters. A3,PG-13 "Steele Justice" (Atlantic) Martin Kove is a troubled and vengeful Vietnam veteran who

Bishop Feehan Feehan's Class A and B majorettes achieved second place in their divisions at a recent competition held at Fall River's BMC Durfee High School. Both groups are directed by Mrs. Brenda Loiselle. The majorettes and the school's band and color guard are practicing for an upcoming performance trip to Washington, D.C.

FILM RATINGS A-I Approved for Children and Adults An American Tail (Rec.) The Aristocats 84 Charing Cross Road (REC)

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The following television and radio programs originate in the diocesan viewing and listening area. Their listings normally do not vary from week to week. They will be presented in the Anchor the first Friday of each month and will reflect any changes that may be made. Please clip and retain for reference. On TV Each Sunday, 10:30 a.m WLNE, Channel 6. Diocesan Television Mass. Portuguese Masses from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, New Bedford: 12:15 p.m. each Sunday on radio station WJFDFM, 7 p.m. each Sunday on television ChannellO. Portuguese Masses from Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Anthony ofLisbon parishes, Taunton: 7 p.m. each Sunday and 6 p.m. each Monday on V.A. Columbia Cablevislon, Channel

11. Mass 9:30 a.m. Monday to Friday, WFXT, Cbannel25. "Connuence," 8 a.m. each Sunday on Cltannel6, is a panel program moderated by Truman Taylor and having as permanent participants Father Peter N. Graziano, diocesan director of social services; Right Rev. George Hunt, Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island, and Rabbi Baruch Korff. "Breakthrough" 6:30 a.m. each Sunday, Channel 10, a program on the power of God' to touch lives, produced by the Pastoral Theological Institute of Hamden, Conn. "The Glory of God," with Father John Bertolucci, Sundays 7;30 a.m., Channel 27, 10 p.m. Channel6S. "Maryson," a family puppet show with moral and spiritual perspective 6 p.m. each Thursday, Fall Riverand New Bedford Cable Channel 13. "Spirit lUld the""de," a talk

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show with William Larkin, 6 p.m. Monday, cable channel 35. On Radio Charismatic programs with Father John Randall are aired from 9:30 to !0:30a.m. Monday through Friday on station WRIB, 1220 AM; Mass is broadcast at I p.m. each Sunday. "Topic Religion," presented by two priests, a rabbi and a Protestant minister, is broadcast at 6:06 a.m. and 9;06 p.m. each Sunday on station WEEI Boston, 590 AM. Programs of Catholic interest are broadcast at the following times on station WROL Boston, 950 AM: Monday through Friday 9, 9:15, 11:45 a.m.; 12:15, 12:30, I p.m. A Polish-language rosary hour, conducted by Father Justin, is broadcast at 1:30 p.m. Sundays on station WALE, 1400 AM. A Polish-language Mass is heard from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. every Sunday on station WICE, 550 a.m. Contemporary Christian roek music is beard at 9 a.m. each Sunday on WDOM, 91.3 FM, Providence College radio; also at 9 a.m. each Saturday on WSHL, 91.3 FM, Stonebill ColIeee radio. ProdUced. by the Good News CathoDe Radio Ministry of Taunton lUldreaeldnl diocesan Ii.tenenln Taunton, Fall River, Ellton and Attleboro, the Procram also dfscuues 1J'tists, coneerts lUld 'Videos conneeted with this fllt"'ltowilll sector of tbe rock seene.

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A Wonderful God "What a wonderful God we have - he is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials." -2 Cor. 1:3-4

A-3 Approved for Adults Only Assassination The Bedroom Window Black Widow Blind Date Brighton Beach Memoirs Burglar Children of a Lesser God The Color of Money Crimes of the Heart Critical Condition Dead of Winter

The Fringe Dwellers The Gospel According to Vic Light of Day Making Mr. Right Mannequin The Mission The Mosquito Coast The Morning After Nothing in Common (Rec.)

One Woman or Two Police Academy 4 Raising Arizona Room with a View Some Kind of Wonderful Therese Top Gun Touch and Go Wild Thing

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., May 1, 1987

"Chastity law" funding .'denied church groups WASHINGTON (NC) - A fed- funds for "abortions or abortion eral judge, "ruling on a govern- counseling or referral" and calls ment program aimed at prevent- for support for efforts by "reliingteen-age pregnancies, said April gious and charitable organizations" 15 that funding church agencies and other private sector entities. under the program is unconstituThe law was attacked in a 1983 tional. , lawsuit against the government by U.S. District Judge Charles R. a coalition ofcitizens, by the AmerRichey ruled that the provision of ican Jewish Congress, and by three the Adolescent Family Life Act United Methodist clergy. allowing religious groups to get The lawsuit said grants in the money for pregnancy prevention program included $75,000 to Cathefforts violated the First Amend- olic Charities of the Diocese of ment's mandate of separation of Arlington, Va., for a sex education church and state. program in Catholic schools and Richey's ruling was promptly parishes; $446,806 to St. Margaret's criticized by Mark E. Chopko, Hospital, Dorchester, Mass., for a general counsel for the U.S. Catho- program of parochial school sex lic Conference, who said the pro- education; and $177,437 to the gram did not violate the Con- Mormon Church's Brigham Young stitution. University for running sex educaRichey issued an injunction pre- tion classes in public schools. The judge ruled that although venting religious organizations the provision of the law at issue from receiving funds but left open the question of whether the entire "has a valid secular purpose, it'is unconstitutional on its face because law, passed by Congress in 1981, it has the primary effect of advancshould be thrown out. ing religion and fosters an excesThe law "seemed to offer a choice - a choice that Congress , sive entanglement between government and religion." was entitled to make," Chopko "Because these religious organisaid. "What I'm disappointed with zations use federal funds to eduis it appears we [church groups] cate or counsel on matters insepwill be excluded just because we're arable from religious dogma, the religious. I don't think that's what constitutional implications of the the Constitution requires." Often dubbed the "chastity law," grants are clear and clearly troubling," the judge wrote. "The inesthe program authorized by the legislation provides grants for pro- capable conclusion is that federal jects that encourage "self-discipline funds have been used by pervaand other prudent choices" to the sively sectarian institutions to teach problems of adolescent sexual ac- matters inherently tied to religion." Citing examples involving Cathtivity and pregnancy. olic and Lutheran agencies, he The program specifically denies

noted that at the Dorchester hospital a counselor was told to follow the "Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Facilities," In another example he said that in the archdiocese of Washington employees of St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home "may not counsel or refer patients for abortions, nor do they encourage any method of birth control not permitted by Catholic doctrine," Opponents of the law contended that besides allowing government to fund religious organizations, it also discriminated against some religions because church agencies holding "conflicting religious doctrines are, in effect, disqualified from receiving funds under the act."

Mathathon Students in 5th through 8th grades at St. Jean Baptiste School, Fall River, recently assisted St. Jude's Children's Research Center to the tune of $4,200 as the result of a mathathon. Each participating student had 200 mathematics problems to solve and was sponsored for each correct solution. "Along with the satisfaction of knowing that they reached out to the less fortunate," said sixth grade president Melissa Costa, "the heroes of St. Jean's School received certificates, T-shirts and tote bags for their efforts." The project was coordinated by teacher Joan Cyr and, as a means of helping children of the future live healthier lives, was looked at by principal John Brown as a means of implementing the 1987 Catholic Schools Week theme: "Catholic Schools Touch the Future."


BISHOP Daniel A. Cronin, standing second from left, was among presenters of the 31 st Massachusetts Knights of Columbus Lantern Award to Illinois Congressman Henry J. Hyde, seated second from left. Over 1000 Knights honored Congressman Hyde', author of the Hyde Amendment, adopted annually in Congress for the past 12 years, which precludes expenditure offederal funds for Medicaid abortions. Other presenters were, seated from left, Boston Cardinal Bernard F, Law, Mass. State K of C Deputy Walter L. Almond and Supreme Knight Virgil C. Dechant, and, standing from left, Boston Auxiliary Bishop Daniel A. Hart; Palm Beach, FL, Bishop Thomas V, Daily, Supreme K of C chaplain; Springfield Bishop Joseph F. Maguire; Boston Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence J. Riley; and Father Kenneth B. Murphy, K of C state chaplain. The Lantern Award is presented annually at a Patriots' Day dinner to a person who demonstrates patriotic and religious devotion, The Spirit Himself "We know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the spirit himself asketh for us with unspeakable groanings." - Rom. 8:26

the anchor logbook Do you remember? MAY 1957 Sister Rosalie Patrello, SSD, pronounced temporary vows at Villa Fatima Novitiate, Taunton.

1962 Fathers Daniel F. Shalloo and William H. O'Reilly observed their silver anniversarie~ of ordination to the priesthood.

1967 Pauline Lague was elected senior prom queen at North Dartmouth's Bishop Stang High School.


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Deacons ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Daniel A, Cronin were Rev. Mr. George C. Bellenoit, Rev. Mr. Marcel H. Bouchard, Rev. Mr. Timothy J. Goldrick and Rev. Mr. Daniel F. Hoye.

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1977 Espirito Santo parish, Fall River, became the year's first parish to gain Catholic Charities Appeal honor roll status. South Easton's Holy Cross parish was the second church to surpass its 1976 campaign returns.



Fall River's Notre Dame Church was destroyed by fire. Sparks from a soldering torch in use on a church gutter started the blaze; fanned by brisk winds, the fire also destroyed 26 homes and businesses in a five-block area around the church.


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