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Bishop O'Malley visits the diocese's mission team working among Honduras' poor and urges continued support.

River diocese, saying Mass, hearing confessions, baptizing, confinning and bringing the Gospel message to the poorest of the poor. Traveling on unpaved, dusty roads in an ungainly vehicle that was half-Jeep, half-truck. Bishop O'Malley and the priests lived on a By JAMES N. DUNBAR meager diet consisting mainly of GUAIMACA, Honduras rice, potatoes and salad, washed More a symbol of humble faith than ' down by water that had to be boiled a formal greeting, the crude wel- before they could drink it. come sign read: "We welcome you, This week, Bishop O'Malley Bishop Sean ... in the name ofJesus talked to The Anchor about his pasChrist." tora! visit and the mission's goal and On Easter Monday, April 16, survival. On that first day Bishop Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., stepped into the village of O'Malley met with Cardinal Oscar Guaimaca to be greeted by a faith- Rodriguez, in whose archdiocese is filled people and the dedicated, fiye- the mission actually two member missionary team he sent in churches because of lack of priests September 2000 to one of the poor- - "and for which our Fall River est sections of the Archdiocese of diocese's commitment, made during Honduras in Central America for a the Jubilee Year is for five years," five-year commitment of love and Bishop O'Malley said. "And there service. may be an extension of that." For the next severa! days, Bishop He mad~ it clear that "we are O'Malley, accompanied by hiS-sec- there tcishate out hilrriiin, spiritual retary, Father Richard D. Wilson, and financial resources with the and Father Craig A. Pregana, would Church in another part of the world travel hundreds of miles across an that has great needs. And at the same area roughly the size of the Fall time it can enrich us by their faith

and our solidarity with them." The bishop noted that Father Pregana, director of vocations for the Fall River diocese and chaplain to the University of MassachusettsDartmouth, "was there wearing two hats." "You see we have interest in sending our seminarians to work in Guaimaca to leam Spanish and to experience the Church in a Latin American country," the bishop said. "We also are interested in sending Catholic college students down to help out and to see how life is lived in the missions." Father Wilson's presence was important because he is also the director of the Hispanic Ministry in the Fall River diocese, the bishop said. The initial mission team in Guaimaca is led by Father Paul E. Canuel, diocesan director of the Spanish Apostolate, and includes Institute of the Incamate Word Father Gustavo Dominguez from St. Killian's Parish, New Bedford; Deacon James Marzilli Jr. and his wife, JoAn, from St. John the Evangelist Tum to page 13 - Mission

FATHER PAUL Canuel makes a Communion call to a 100year-old parishioner of San Francisco Parish in Orica, Honduras. (Photo courtesy of Father Craig A. Pregana)

Catholic Charities opens parish phase on Sunday

May devotions center on Mary


FALL RIVER - Devotion to Mary, the Mother of God, originated in early Christianity when altars to the Blessed Virgin were obvious fixtures in every church. Mary is given a veneration above that of all saints because of her unique relationship to Jesus and her important role as a woman in relation to the mystery of the Church and salvation, a veneration called hyperdulia. From the early days of the Church, the springtime month of May has been popularly devoted to Mary. Tum to page 16 - Mary

NEW BEDFORD - Once upon a time armies of volunteer solicitors held away on the first Sunday afternoon in Mayas they went from door-to-door across . the Fall River diocese to garner funds for the Catholic Charities Appeal. "While that is still the way in perhaps 20 perc~nt of our'l 00 {iii". ...;~~ parishes, with the complexities .,• fl:.;;i~~~' of the contemporary l~ving ciril! IS LYir~ cumstances the greater major- \~ ity of our parish outreach is ..~~ done through the mail," com- 0" men ted Msgr. Thomas J. . Harriqgton, director of the Appeal. On Sunday, the Appeal will hold its formal opening of this year's parish phase of the 2001 campaign, and also mark the 60th year for the campaign that was begun in the 1940s Wor~d War II years by Bishop James E. Cassidy. Msgr. Harrington said that currently many parishes have established committees to assist the pastors and parish secretaries conduct the Appeal. "Mike (Michael J.) Donly, head of our Diocesan Department of Development, has worked tirelessly to engage committed, working groups of volunteers in many parts of the diocese," Msgr. Harrington explained. "We hope to see the results ofthis organizational effort trans-

lated into a record result." During a series of kickoff meetings in recent weeks, Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has met with hundreds of volunteers in the towns and cities of the diocese. Each session featured the presentation of a video portraying the outreach of the Appeal. . "A definite consensus emerged from these gatherings tbat the message, the 'story' of the Catholic Charities Appeal and its impact upon needy families and individuals was wonderfully told in that film, produced by videographer David Fortin of New Bedford." Msgr. Harrington added that, "We hope that some parishes, at least, will play this video a~ Church or at meetings of the various organizations." On Sunday, April 29, an audio tape message prepared by Bishop O'Malley was played at all Masses throughout the diocese, blending homiletic commentary on the Scriptures of the day with encouragement to respond generously to this year's Appeal. "All is in readiness," Msgr~ Harrington commented. "Now we are saying a little extra prayer that God will bless our efforts with a great result."


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Local Dominican Sister to mark group's founding . FALL RIVER - When the Sparkill Dominican Sisters meet Sunday in New York to . celebrate the 'congregation's 125th anniversary of founding, Dominican Sister Anne Barbara Greene of this city, will be among them. The only Sparkill Dominican in the Fall River diocese, Sister Greene will be meeting with colleagues at the anniversary Mass to be celebrated in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, and for a dinner and gathering that fol-


lows at the motherhouse in Sparkill, N.Y. Sister Greene is adJIlinistrator of the Center of Hope at 31 Park Street, which is a community of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, an entirely different grqup of Dominicans than Sister Greene belongs to. A native of Providence, R.I. who was brought up in New York, Sister Greene entered the Sp.arkill Dominicans in 1954 and ha.s served as a religious for 47 years. The Sparkill Dominicans were founded by Mother Catharine M. Antonius, the former Alice Thorpe, in New York in 1876 to care for needy women and girls. Currently there are 439 nuns in the congregation, which is engaged mainly in education, in New York, St. Louis, Mo., Montana and Pakistan.

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Fall River priests, colleagues rejoice in their priesthood By JAMES N. DUNBAR AND CATHOUC NEWS SERVICE

the negatives in the ministerial environment in the American WORCESTER, Mass. Church today, "instead the next Priests from the Fall River diomorning we sifted through the cese expressed appreciation for written responses and allowing others to comment on open the opportunity. to meet fellow priests from many areas, enjoyed mikes, it was a holy thing that was formal presentations and espehappening," said Father Hession. cially the shared time on their "One new priest from Florida said he just listened as an enerministry and how to approach it, at last week's National Federation getic priest of more than 50 years of Priests' Councils convention was saluted by others showing the held here. spirit of the priestly movement Father Mark R. Hession, Fawas being renewed." ther Marc H. Bergeron and Fa"What a beautiful celebration of the priesthood," said Father ther Edward J. Healey, attended Bergeron, pastor of St. Anne's the convention during the week pf April 22, and spoke to The Church Fall River, and the ecuAnchor of their experiences. menical officer for the diocese as At a Mass celebrated in St. well as a former member of the . Paul's Cathedral, Worcester NFPC board said. B!$hQP. Danifl P. Reilly.~.t~ld.pte , Afili.ij".aii}>95~i~~i;.g.~::~>;;;=;.>~;~:,)i~!f~~~4e~d ~ ~9r~s~op. o~ .the .c~!lye.nmg p,"!e~ts~ "I~~ I!lce t.(r~ee ~Jt:!fft:!e"5!~:o!ie !fm5~i c~.~fd~:~S~~dSr!itaI~lett~C~D~"1I!1US ·th€< Ajleluia mQre, ev~ent ifl bur : say.,~"(iQI1j:;tfi'~~~pe;rettee of bel"~~src~~,:f1~su%i:1i'e'1.;:Qr(f.'J.thatrelives." .. . iri'Worce'Ster,:it:W6iild be what>:hitedtbth'eecumenicalmoVement He told of a bishop who lived took place one afternoon in what and offered a historic look at the that "Alleluia" despite communist was called 'open space,'" Father current papacy and the positions of those vying for positions imprisonment and prohibitions Hession said. against his ministry and of a '''Any priest wanting to have "Another of the important "champion of the poor" who did anything to say about the life, things we heard about was the . the same. ministry and spirit of prie~ts in continuing education of priests Bishop Reilly told the priests our country today' from the. mun- component, and we certainly he was happy they were there be- dane to the most spiritual, could were offered a variety of topics • post it. We had 300 priests walk- and speakers to chose from." ing around in so-called open space Another workshop was on Daily Readings and the idea around it was bril- inculturation, specifically how to liant. The only rule of thumb was welcome and assist priests comMay 7 Acts11:1-18; 'two-feet'; that is, if you didn't ing in from other countries. Pss 42:2-3;43:3"During my 30 years as a feel you had something to con7; In 10:1-10 tribute you could walk away." priests I've consistently had nuMay 8 Acts 11 :19;26; While one might expect that it Ps 87:1-7; In was a time to complain or bemoan Turn to page 10 - Priests 10:22-30 May 9

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cause of who they are and what they represent, and thanked them for giving their time, prayer, experiences and insights to help priests. "We have to have a sense of confidence in who we are and the· One we represent," he said. Priests attending the convention expressed appreciation for the chance to network with each other. Father Mark R. Hession, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish, Centerville, president of the National Organization for the Continued Education of Roman Catholic Clergy, a filial organization of the NFPC, said that "the thematic for the convention was 'The Spiritual Renewal of the



Please'pray for the following priests during the coming week May 7 1958, Rev. Raymond P. Levell, S.J., Professor, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala. May 9 1940, Rev. J.E. TheoduleGiguere, Pastor, St. Anne, New Bedford 1941, Rev. John P. Clarke, Pastor, St. Mary, Hebronville May 12 1920, Rev. John F. deValles, Chaplain, United States Army 1986, Rev. Herve Jalbert, Retired Pastor, Blessed Sacrament, Fall River May 13 1955, Rt. Rev. Msgr: Osias Boucher, Pastor, Blessed Sacrament, Fall River

.Diocesan Stewards to hear presentations on May 9 EAST FREETOWN - Stew- p.m., offering concrete descriptions ards from around the Fall River dio- and suggestions developed ffQm his cese will gather May 9 at Cathedral Camp here to listen to Edward N. Laughlin, director of Stewardship for the Diocese of Palm Beach, Fla. Laughlin has been invited by the diocesan Stewardship Committee to describe the "Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish." His talks follow presentations on March 26 by Green Bay, Wise. Auxiliary Bis~QP Robert F. Morneau. The bishop: fo- . cused on "Stewardship: "OurChris~ . tian Responsibility." '. . , ....' . " . , .,' Laughlin. will address dJ~~esa'n:, . " , priests and deacons on May 9 at 3 ' :: EI?~ARD'I"Ct:L~u~HLlN:

dedication to serving priests and his concerns for helping them. Following a 5:30 p.m. dinner for clergy and parishioners, Laughlin will giv~ another presentation at 7 p.m. to stewardship committees and interested parishioners. It will address helping parishioners accept their role as stewardship leaders in their parishes. On 'many occasions, Laughlin's wife of 26 years, April Laughlin, and their four children have trav'eled as a family for the past IS years speaking about,stewardship, giving, .and faIDily ·lif~ .. ' . , . Laughlin served on the board of

Letter C'arriers' Food Drive helps local agencies J-o"ALL RIVER - The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive will take place in area communities on May 12. Last year, more than 50,000 pounds of donated food was collected to help needy families locally. Paul A. Knarr, food drive coordinator for Branch 51 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, reported that St. Vincent de Paul societies at St. Patrick Church

and Sacred Heart Church, as well as the Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home, all in Fall River, are among several church, civic and fraternal organizations that benefit from the annual food drive. "Many of the organizations we assist tell us that our donations lasted them through six months, and some of them reported that their food banks would have closed if it were not for our drive's

assistance in getting donated food for them," Knarr said. "We hope to expand this year on what we have collected in the past and we are asking for a generous response." Residents can participate by leaving non-perishable food items next to their mailboxes on May 12. For more information, cont~ct Paul Knarr at 508-9040329.


THEANCHOR-DioceseofFall River-Fri., May4, 2001 directors for the National Catholic Stewardship Council, as well as numerous parish and community organizations. Prior to moving to Palm Beach he worked as director of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Peoria and at Catholic high schools. For more information on registering for the talks, contact Fa~er Marcel H. Bouchard, dioc-

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China and the Church The current spy plane incident involving America and China should serve as worldwide notice that' there has been little change in China itself. Somewhere along the line we have been led to believe that the hard-core communist dictatorship has become mellower. In our rush to expand trade with China we simply have overlooked the fact that the Chi 7 nese government remains hard line in its disregard of human rights and civil liberties. Market economy practices and world trade policies have led the free nations to believe that a more just China was evolving as it sought to do business and sell its goods to countries beyond its borders. Capitalism so often overlooks d~spotism in order to' show a profit and make a dollar. This is especially true in our business dealings with China. When voices are raised to support the oppressed in China they' become .muted by the monetary endeavors of big business lest they disrupt trade's wish to show a profit. Few in powerful places have protected the increase persecution of religion in China. Some media writers and commentators have chided China for its brutal crackdown on the Falun Gong spiritual rI)ovement. However there seems to be no voice raised to obje'ct to· China's violent oppression of the Catholic Chur·ch. This past Easter week once again gave rise to China's brutality. On Good Friday they a'rrested and jailed a 79-year-old bi~hop in the underground Catholic Church. Fides news service reported'that the Bishop of Beijing was also arrested. It also noted that there was a wave of a~rests of Catholic clergy throughout the country. This current persecution of Catholics has been reported as a rather severe reaction to growing religious interest in China. How can the democratic free world even think of allowing China into the World Trade Organization? How can the International Olympic Committee even think of considering China as the site of the 2008 games? To allow either event to come to fruition would be a direct endorsement of China's denial of human fre~doms .and rights. We ~an nev~r support regimes whose very natu_re' is ,contrar·y· to· the· natural law and to the fundamental right~ ofi,person.s . .so 'often: we forget that authority does not derive its moral legitimacy from itself. It should not be despotic, but must act for the common good as a world force based on freedom. When authority ignores these responsibilities it introduces dire and shameful practices simply to stay in power. There can be little doubt this is the situation in China. Unfortunately no one seems to care so t~e Chinese authorities continue their Stalinist persecutions. All social orders require constant improvement. They must be founded on truth and built on justice. They also promote an atmosphere of freedom that in turn creates a more humane balance. Every day human interdependence grows more tightly drawn. It is spreading by degrees over the whole world. China really caimot isolate itself from the family of nations. We in the free wor)d recognize that there must be made available to all people everything necessary for leading a life truly human. This includes the rightful freedom in matters religious. China must begin to accept the fact that the social order and its development must unceasingly work to benefit the human person in an atmosphere of freedom and justice.

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"Almost like Jesuit missionar- how they can better reach both ies who inculturated themselves those within their walls and in the Adorning the courtroom of the wherever they went, taking on larger community." U.S. Supreme Court in Washing- elements of the culture while Here again Wilkes hits upon a ton is a beautiful ivory frieze de- keeping the essence of Catholi- critical challenge facing parishes: picting Justice leaning on a sword .cism, excellent parishes are em- Should today's parish, with fewer and looking directly into the eyes bedded in the lives of their com- priests, increasing numbers of of Divine Inspiration. The mes- munities, transforming them." parishioners and all the problems sage is unmistakable: Effective, With this observation, Wilkes it can handle, maintain the status just laws require God's guidance. hits upon one of the greatest chal- quo or should it advocate an enIn the book, "Excellent Catho- lenges· facing the Church in the trepreneurial spirit, promoting a lic Parishes: The Guide to Best· United States today: inculturation. continuous s~arch for ways to Places and Practices" (Paulist,' The recent U.S. census has improve the parish? 200 I), author and researcher Paul shown beyond doubt that the Yet another often-overlooked Wilkes found that parishes which United States quickly is becom- principle found in excellent parstart all their activities with a ing dominated by Hispanics and ishes is that they "haven't forgotprayer for God's guidance show Asians, to say nothing ofMus- ten their reason for being. They a mark of their excellence·"be- lims and people from other cul- are not franchises, not outposts of cause without prayer and a deep tures. an empire. They provide~ first and spirituality, even the best proTod~y's parishes fate the sarite foremost, places where people grams and plans lack a crucial question missiona,ries of alf times come to 'be close to God and to component." have faced: Do we' embrace the be with others who have values This is one of many valuable melting-pot theory, which' holds that they either share or want to findings'Wilkes documents in the that everyone in the country acquire." book. should become fully AmericanThe traits I've mentioned here Parish leaders who see their ized, or do we strive to protect represent just a few of 17 traits parish as a missionary outpost are and respect the uniqueness of Wilkes found to be operative in another important factor in cre-· other cultural groups and esteem excellent parishes. These parishes ating excellence. Wilkes points their unique gifts? also frequently have a long-term out: . Excellent parishes exhibit an- pastor and are places where many "Catholicism has never existed other quality, according to smaller communities are found' without being in conflict with the Wilkes. They maintain an "edge." within the larger community, for prevailing culture; these parishes Wilkes found that "they con- example. Also, ideologies and face that conflict directly and at- stantly scrutinize themselves with Church battles tend to hold little tempt to sanctify it. These par- even the most elementary and place in these parishes. ishes take time to understand the embarrilssing of questions. If For parishes looking to imculture they are within and seek something is not working or the prove their effectiveness, and to· meet the needs of the indig- forecast is dim, they are willing most important of all their spirienous people' whom they will to change. They consider how tuality, "Excellent Catholic Parserve.... they can do what they do better, ishes" is the place to look. CATliOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Jesuit on leave froDl teaching to explain views to Vatican CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (CNS)At the request of the Vatican; U.S. Jesuit Father Roger D. Haight has been on leave from teaching while explaining to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith his understanding of Jesus as savior. Father Haight has taught at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge since 1990. The doctrinal congregation has raised questions about his 1999 book, "Jesus Symbol of God." In response to media inquiries Jesuit Father Robert E. Manning, Weston's president, reported that the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education asked Father Haight "to take a leave from his teaching in order to devote the time needed to respond" to the doctrinal congregation's observations. He stopped teaching last fall. "Because FatherHaight acknowledges the truth of the Church's dogmas concerning Jesus Christ. he has begun the work of clarifying his book in a spirit of fraternal dialogue and will continue this important task for the sake of the Church," Father Manning said. There were rumors last summer that Father Haight's views were under Vatican scrutiny. New inquiries were prompted by a report on the investigation April 24 in the Boston Globe daily newspaper.

Like Father Dupuis, who taught publicly on investigations under way. at the Gregorian University in Rome Father Haight's "Jesus Symbol of until 1998, Father Haight has been exploring issues of religious pluralOUR LADY'S ism and interreligious dialogue. Both have explored whether a RELIGIOUS STORE Mon. -Sat. 10:00 - 5:30 PM Christian understanding of Jesus Christ as the savior of all humanGIFTS kind can be articulated in a way that leaves room for a more positive asCARDS sessment of the role of other reliBOOKS gions as a means of salvation for their adherents. 508-673-4262 FatherManning described Father Haight's book as "an attempt to en936 So. Main St., Fall River ter into a 'dialogue with postmodern culture' in the spirit of Vatican (Council) II, to present the Church's faith and to explain the Church's central dogmas concerning Jesus Christ in terms that men and women today can understand." FOR ALLDAY He said it is partofthethcologian's ministry in the Church to :'atternpt to . WALKING COMFORT formulate the truth of the Church's dogmas using new approaches and JOHN'S SHOE STORE concepts so that the Christian tradi295 Rhode Island Avenue tion can find a living expression in Fall River, MA 02724 the contemporary situation." He added, "Father Haight is a theologian highly esteemed by his colleagues and his book has generated much discussion among them. As is often the case, there have been both positive and negative reviews." As a matter of policy the doctrinal congregation does not comment



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ATILEBORO - 'The Pro-Life Living Rosary Rally .will be held Saturday beginning at 2;30 p.m. at the La Salette Shrine. Mass will follow at 4:30 p.m. It is co-sponsored by the Shrine and Massachusetts Knights of Columbus. For more information call Bob Mathieu at 508-674-6309.

FALL RIVER - Catholic Social Services seeks volunteers to teach ESL, English as a second language, and civics in the Attleboro and Taunton areas. Prior teaching experience is not necessary and training will be provided. For more infonrtation call Areli Hodkinson at-508-2264780 or 508-674-4681.

ATILEBORO - The La Salette Center for Christian Living will present several retreats .in May. "Celebrating Motherhood," will be held May 11-12; "Looking for the YCIlow Brick Road," a retreat for those who have experienced divorce, separation or the death of a spouse, May 18-20; "For the Truth Shall Set You Free," a retreat on women's issues, May 1820; and a retreat for religious education teachers and youtli ministers May 25-27. For more information call the retreat secretary at 508-222-8530.

FREETOWN - Mother of the Sorrowful Heart Rosary Crafters are actively making and sending out handmade rosaries to Missions around the world. They are available for teaching and/or demonstrations for individuals or groups or nursing homes, For more.information call Carol Spoor at 508-644-2645.

MANSFIELD - The parish nurses of S1. Mary's Church are sponATILEBORO - The Counsel- ' soring a health fair Sunday from 10 ing Center at the La Salette Shrine a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 28 services offers the following Grief Education including massage therapy and Programs: "Regrets," May 3 from aquatic safety will be available. Free 6:30-8 p.m; "Stumbling Blocks to refreshments. For more information Healing," May 7 from 10:30 a.m. to call 508-339-2981.' noon; "Shame and Guilt," May 17 from 6:30-8 p.m; "Days of RememNEW BEDFORD-Adoration of brance," May 21 from 10:30 a.m. to the Blessed Sacrament will be held' noon; and "When I Give Sorrow Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. in the Words," May 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. chapel at St. James Church, 233 County Street. A holy hour for vocaATILEBORO - A program en- tions will begin at 4 p.m.. titled 'The Mysteries of the Rosary: • I Lessons for Living," wm be presented NEW BEDFORD- Devonon to by Holy Cross FatherThm Feeley each .' Our Lady of Perpetual Help fS celMonday in May'at 7 p.m. at St. John ebrated every Tuesday and devotion the Evangelist Church, 133 North to Divine Mercy every Thursday folMain Street. Topics include: May 7, lowing the noon Mass at Our Lady of "Mary in Sacred Scripture"; May 14, Perpetual Help Church. For more in'The Joyful Mysteries"; May 21, "The formation call 508-992-9378. Sorrowful Mysteries"; and May 28, 'The Glorious MysteJies." NORTH EASTON - An open house will be held on each Sunday in DIGHTON - Saint Anne's May from 2-4 p.m. at The Father Hospital's School of Nursing Alum- Peyton Center, 518 Washington nae Association will hold its annual Street. A talk entitled"My~teries of communion supper Sunday. at the , the Rosary: Lessons for Living," will ' provincial house of the Dominican be given by Holy Cross Father Tom Sisters of the Presentation beginning ,Feeley each Sunday at 6:45 p.m. Holy at 4 p.m. and Mass wHl be celebrated Cross Father John Phalen will address at 5 p.m. A buffet will follow 'at 6:30 the topic "Mary Our Mother," May p.m. To register call 508-763"2609. 13 at 4p.m. For more information call 800-299-7729. EAST FREETOWN":"" Young Adult Volleyball will begin May SOUTH YARMOUTH - The 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cathe-. Cape and Islands Chapter of Catholic dral Camp for anyone' in their 20s Nurses is sponsoring a Mass May 16 or 30s. Future date!> include June at 6 p.m. at St. Pius X Church. Their 7 and 21 and July 5 and 19. For annual banquet will follow and attendmore information call Bud 'Miller ees are asked to bring an unwrapped at 508-675-3847. baby gift for Birthright. For more in. formation call 508-428-6741. EAst FREETOWN - The Tiverton-Fall River-New Bedford . TAUNTON - The Taunton DisMen ofSt. Joseph's Prayer Group will .tIjet of th'e St. Vincent de Paul Society , host a men's ~etreatJl!ne l-~ at Cathe- will sponsor aMass in memory ofdedrat Camp: It will begin at Fri- ' .. ~ members and for the intention day and end:at 1, p.m. ~unday. It will:" ofthe canonization ofBlessed Frederic be led by the Franpiscan Friars·ofthe 'OZanam May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at $1. Primitive Observance and is open to ,Mary's ChUrch. Its regular monthly menages '18 ""d up. For reservation meeting will follow in the school hall. information call Bob Magnuson at 401-625-5246. WEST HARWICH -The Perpetual Adoration Chapel at Holy TrinfALL RIVER -- Holy Trinity ity Church, Route 28, invites people . Parish will host a Rosaries for Life to sign up and spend an hour or two in prayer event May '12 beginning at prayer. This regional chapel of the 9 a.m. It is part of a nation-wide mid~Cape area depends on the supmovement to pray on~ million ro- port'of people. All ages welcome. For saries before Mother's Day. Re- more information call Jane Jannell at freshments will follow. For more 508-430-0014. _,"0f.;}'~



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Reader inquires about confusing Bible references Q.1\vo Scripture readings dur- also among the apocrypha and are posedly died at Ephesus (in present ing Lent really have me confused. therefore not part of the Protestant Turkey), one tradition is that Mary On Thesday of the third week of Bibles. Catholic editions do contain died and was buried there. Lent, the first reading includes them, but precede these verses with I believe the more commonly acDaniel 3:34-43. In the Good News the letters A through F to distinguish cepted opinion today, however, is Bible and in others I consulted, them from the original Hebrew sec- that she spent her final years in or Daniel ends at verse 30. Is this a tions which are numbered. The read-, around Jerusalem and died there. At misprint? least today, there seems to Also, on Thursday of be no claim that the Church Week 1, it says the first . of the Dorrnition (Sleepreading is from ''Esther ing) of Mary, near the What and where is . Cenacle in Jerusalem, is the Esther C? (Wiscoilsin) true location of Our Lady's A. You're very alert to death or burial. catch these anomalies, and By Father Before I'm flood~ with John J. Dietzen letters about assorted private they are confl,lsing. Both revelations cet:tifying that involve parts ofthe Old Testament which are in Cathothe mother ofJesus wasdefilie Bibles but are not included in ing to which you refer is found un- nitely buried in one of these loca-Bibles printed under Protestant aus- der the letter C. tions or another, let me repeat that pices. An excellent Catholic Bible to. such disclosures may be helpful to Protestant tradition refers to these read and have as reference is the St. some people's faith. They add no books and parts of books as "apoc- Joseph Edition of the "New Ameri- historic authenticity, however, to rypha"; they are holy writings but, can Bible.'" It offers brief and un- what Vile know about such matters for reasons we cannot explain again derstandable explanations of these from early Christian witnesses, inhere, are not considered authentic sorts of concerns. ' cluding the Scriptures. sacred Scripture. Q. I Ilave asked several priests Wherever she was buried, if in All the Bibles to which you re- but cannot find out where exactly fact she was buried at all, Catholic ferred were obviously so-called is the real tomb ofthe Blessed Vir- belief is, of course, that her body Protestant Bibles. In Catholic Bibles, gin. Is it Ephesus? Or the Church was assumed into heaven when her the book of Daniel contains several of Dormition in Jerusalem? Or life on earth was completed. famous dramatic episodes not found somewhere else? (New York) Because of the volume of his in Protestant Bibles. And Chapter 3 A. Maybe one reason you haven't mail, Father Dietzen can respond has many more than 30 verses. received a direct answer is that no in print to only relatively few inThe book of Esther, another one really knows. quiries. Those who wish a personal hoary, attention-grabbing tale sacred ,According to the Gospel ofJohn, response must include their adin Jewish tradition, was written shortly before his death on the cross dress. originally in Hebrew. A later Greek .Jesus ofhis mQther to '.. Ql;I~tions should be ~ent,to edition added:-l?t~ of dftail OJ)? IJ;Jt~~jaJJ~~pJ.e/.W.hP~~§»~ tQ~ed." .J~:~'~~ Iij,~~P.tJJ9x,~2?1 ~~.'~~ vers~~·tQ .tJ:~. ~ngmal stqry. ~ -2§lq9.~~~lilY~ PI~HPJI1M:-%~r- -o!'l-J-'2(),~~h~J~~ \~lfr) ',~,;W~lIl These interspersed additions~ . ~apstheapostl~Jqhn,an~jJo,hfl~UP- . .


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Protecti,ng all -life Hardly a week goes by when one of the many to be like China when it comes to how we treat Catholic publications I read will not have a men- criminals. In March, The New York Times ran a fronttion or a story of how Church leaders are openly page story in which a man told of his brother's hortaking an anti-death-penalty stance. Their position rendous execution in China for tax evasion. Apparwas beautifully expressed by Cardinal Francis E. ently it has become the practice there to kill and George of Chicago: "It is a tragic illusion to think immediately slice open the body to harvest organs for sale to the highest bidders. Quite a business. we can defend life by taking a life." The cardinal expressed another truth that is truly I would have been sickened and shocked reading food for meditation: "Capital punishment is incon- that except for a letter I received a few years ago. I sistent wit.h the ~ay and thinking of Jesus, who could had written an article about my family tragedy, when h~ve called the 12 legions of angels to his defense my son John and his wife Nancy were murdered by but instead chose to die so that even his enemies an 18-year-old. I wrote the piece to say why, even might have life." though we are victims of this horrible crime, my The outspoken support ~___________ children 'and I oppose the death penalty. I got some for life preached by our Catholic bishops has unfriendly letters, some given me great inspirashocking, tion and hope that all One man wrote that the Catholics will listen to ' murderer "should be exwhat they, and Pope John' e<;uted by lethal injection, Paul II, have been saying. By Antoinette Bosco and immediately after that about why the death peQ,his donatable organs alty is incompatible with . should be harvested and given to pe'ople whose lives would be saved by these being a lover of Jesus. I have the pope's words mounted above my desk: organs," in that way somewhat "aton[ing) for his "The dignity of human life must never be taken deed." That was a strange'n~w justification for the away, even in the case of someone who has done death penalty: the cannibalization of human parts, great evil. Modern society has the means of pro- which could then become; I suppose, a profitable tecting itself without definitively denying crimi..: industry. It took me a while to stop shuddering after renals the chance to reform. I renew the appeal I made for a consensus to end the death penalty, which is ceiving that "solution." I wonder now if he had heard both cruel and unnecessary" (Jan. 27, 1999, in St. that this is how China does it - and approved! Louis, M o . ) ' I think we should listen again to what the nation's .I. wonder how many Catholics are aware that the bishops said a couple of years ago in "A Good Friday United States remains the only Western nation to Appeal to End the Death Penalty": "We oppose capihave a death penalty. In this we are in league with tal punishmentn'otjust for what it does to those guilty China, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, some former So- of horrible crimes but for what it does to all of us in viet Union countries and some 30 others. society. The death penalty diminishes all of us." 'I can't imagine how any American would want As Catholics, we should be p~ying attention.

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An essential quiz OK, now we have two camps. One likes the idea of founding' an organization called The Salty Dog Theological Circle and Bible Study. One doesn't. The Salty Dog Theological Circle and Bible Study is named after a little place that serves adult beverages way out on the spit near Homer, Alaska. SDTCBS is based on the "flip and flop" or "see what happens when you slap open the Bible" method ofscriptural inquiry practiced by my friend Winston, described in·a recent column. Naysayers note that Winston's

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c) The New Testament letters including the Pauline letters, as well as James, I and 2 Peter, I John, and Jude addressed to the early Christian churches. Answers: The longest one. Comments are welcome. Email Uncle Dan at

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NCCB official applauds passage of Unborn Victims of Violence Act WASHINGTON (CNS) - A spokeswoman for the U.S. bishops applauded the vote by the House of Representatives to approve the Unbom Victims of Violence Act. The act, which passed on a 252172 vote last week, stip.ulates that an individual who injures or kills an unborn child' while committing a violent federal crime may be punished for a separate offense. Cathleen Cleaver; director of planning and information for the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the vote '-'sends a powerful message." "When a violent assault is committed against a pregnant woman and her baby, under federal law, judgment and punishment will be meted out for violent acts against two victims, not one," Cleaver said. Tlie legislation, sponsored by Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., would apply only to crimes committed under federal or U.S. military jurisdiction.

Eleven states currently have laws recognizing the unborn as victims of violence, while 13 others recognize them as potential victims during part of their prenatal development. Prior to passage of the bill, House members voted 229 to 196 against a Democratic measure that would have stiffened penalties for assaulting a pregnant woman but would not have made harming the unborn child a separate crime. "It is amazing that abortion advocates ackr!owledge in public debate that the unborn child is a living human being, but are unwilling to protect that living human being from a violent predator's attack;' said Cleaver. President Bush has said he would sign the bill. . 'Carl A. Anderson, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, said in a statement that, although he was "pleased with the bill's passage," it was "sad to note the pro-abortion extremism that led some members to oppose it."

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Carmelite Sister Ruth Ann Boyle handled on the site; in the past the about the U.S. missile defense sisters could only respond to reINDIANAPOLIS - "We shield. Titled "In God We Trust," quests sent by mail, fax and telepray tht1 neWs every day," ex- it reads, in part, "In God we trust, phone. Now, computer users can plained Carmelite Sister Elizabeth but just in case, 100 interceptor log on to, "Betty" Meluch with a smile. missiles in Alaska. In God we click on "Light a Candle," type That's why the Discalced trust, but just in case, $5.5 trillion in a prayer request, and submit it Carmelite nuns of the Monastery spent on nuclear weapons and tothe nuns. of the Resurrection in Indianapolis weapons-related programs since "We are a praying community decided to name their new Website 1940." whose contemplative lifestyle is "Prayers offered on their animated by a long and rich tra, Since the Website debuted in Website and during daily Masses dition of spirituality," Carmelite mid-March, it has attracted na- at,the community's castlelike Sister Joanne Dewald, prioress, tional media attention - and got- monastery address the latest so- 'told The Criterion, newspaper of ten lots of hits - thanks to a pro- cial justice and human rights is- the Indianapolis Archdiocese. motional campaign donated by sues. _ " ."Rooted in the past, we aspire Young & Laramore Advertising Through the site, the aging 15- ~<;> Int~ipret for today the values member community is able to and rich heritage inspired by cenin Indianapolis. . The ad agency's creative team share the Gospel and its contem- turies of God-seekers," she said, also suggested the name for the plative tradition of St. Teresa of , Carmelit~ Sister Jean Alice , Website and provided graphic Avila and St. John of the Cross. McGoff, a fqrmer prioress, thinks design'services for the site at no The community will celebrate its the new Website also will help charge. Staff members also are 80th anniversary in Indiana next clear up any misperceptions teaching the sisters how to update year. people may have about their cloisthe features. The sisters also can use their tered life of prayer. One print advertisement for the site to invite Catholic women be"We realize that a vocation is Website reads: "Time. Newsweek. tween the ages of 30 and 45 to a personal call responded to out Sister Betty.," learn more' about their life of of personal freedom," she said. The sisters read a variety of prayer, silence, solitude and com- "We are siJ11ply trying to make books; magazines and newspa- munity. ' ourselves better known to a new pers, watch television news proThe sisters need to' recruit generation of women who have CARMELITE SISTER Teresa Boersig, a member of the grams and listen to National Pub- younger women to carry on their the same hunger to serve God Monastery of the Resurrection in Indianapolis, checks the lic Radio to stay informed about life of prayer" but as members of and humanity by a life of prayer current events and "breaking a cloistered community they can- as we experienced when we order's new Website at A framed pic- news." not reach out in the same ways were young. Knowing about us ture of St. Teresa of Avila, who founded the Carmelites, sits Visitors to the site will find a that other religious orders can to may help to clarify what their above Sister Teresa's computer. '(CNS photo by Mary Ann variety of things, including a re- attract potential members. own spiritual longing is all Wyan9, The Criterion) , written, by , Prayer requests also are about." ; ~._: :.,- . :~-~'~-7' -.-:.- -e-- _.=---Y~. --;1 cent refle<;:tion HJ()iI:J..: I::.ugllh ",Vii a01~ 路~::nirth.. liJ:3Ihi f:JJ'ji::li J;~~ :Gb~l:;;J CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE




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By CINDY WOODEN CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE VATICAN CITY - Just seven weeks after the local study of 27 Ukrainian martyrs ended, Pope John Paul II cleared 'the way for their beatification during his June trip to their homeland. The Vatican published the decrees recognizing the martyrdom of the 27 members..of Ukraine's Eastern-rite church who died at the hands of Nazi invaders and communist occupiers, in Soviet gulags or as the result' of their imprisonment. The same day, April 24, the Vatican promulgated a decree recognizing the martyrdom of Ruthenian Bishop Teodoro Romzsa, apostolic adt:ninistrator of Mukacheve, Ukraine, who was killed in 1947. He, too, is expected to be beatified by the pope in late June. Officials involved in the cause of the 27 martyrs said completion of the Vatican process within weeks rather than within years of the Ukrairiian Catholic Church forwarding the material to Rome is a sign of Pope John Paul's personal desire to beatify the martyrs during his June 23-27 trip. The Ukrainian martyrs include eight bishops and 15 priests, some

of whom were members of religious orders and two of whom were married, as is permitted in the Eastern church. The group also includes three religious women and a layman. One of the martyrs, Father Omeljan Kovch, who died in the Majdanek concentration camp in Poland, was a victim of the Nazis. He was arrested by the communists in Przemysl, in what was then Ukraine, in 1941. Released, he was arrested by the Nazis in 1943 for helping Jews flee. The first person listed in the cause is ,Bishop Mykola Charnetsky of Volyn .and Pidlyashia. Arrested by the Soviet -secret police in 1945 along with all of the other Ukrainian Catholic bishops, he was sentenced to hard labor in Siberia, Maltreated and tortured, he was so sick that authorities allowed him to return to Lviv in 1956 to die. Although suffering from his mistreatment, he lived and ministered until 1959. Redemptorist Father Zynovij was arrested in 1941 while preaching a homily. He was martyred by the communists "in a mock crucifixion against a wall in the Bryhidky prison" in Lviv, according to the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Two of the bishops recognized as martyrs have connections to 'Canada: Bishop 'Vas)!} Velychkovsky was arrested in Ukraine in 1945 and condemned to 10 years of forced labor in Siberia. Released in 1955, he went to Lviv, where he clandestinely was ordained a bishop'in 1963. In 1912 Bishop MykytaBudka became the first bishop for Ukrainian Catholics in Canada. He was condemned to eight years of forced labor and died in 1949 in the hospital of a labor camp in Kazakstan. Two of the religious women, St. Joseph Sisters Olha Bida and ,Leukadi,a Herasymiv, setretly ministered to the faithful who were without priests because of Soviet persecution. Caught lead- , ing prayers at a funeral in 1950, they were arrested and sent to Siberia. They died in the Kharsk prison camp within seven months of each other. At a separate Mass in Lviv, the pope is expected to beatify Father Zigmund, Gorazdowski, a member of Ukraine's Latin-rite church. The priest, who ,lived from 1845 to 1.920, established homes for the poor, the hungry and the homeless in Western Ukraine and founded the Sisters of St. Joseph.

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The Christian Brothers already have pledged an additional $24,000 and the organizers are hoping for other institutional donations, he added. Currently, there are five San

Bv JOHN NORTON panics andAfrican-Americans. Each CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE school has from 60 to 150 students. WASHINGTON - Christian "It includes farruly involvement ROME - Far from seeking Brother Jeffrey Gros plans to spend through family literacy programs so political gain, Vatican diplohis summer vacation riding a bicycle that the parents can help to get. the macy aims exclusively to de2,137 miles to raise funds for schools kids on track;' Brother Phelan said. and promote human digfend giving tuition-free educa~ Family literacy includes and rights, Pope John Paul nity tion to poor children. helping the family COnlmUII said. Weather permitting, he nicate better, he said. He told aspiring Vatican repis getting in shape by biThe first San Miguel resentatives April 26 that their cycling three to four hours School was started in 1994 studies in the diplomatic arts, each moming before goin Providence and four while important, took a back ing to work in Washingmore will openin Septemseat to their personal training in ton, where he is associate ber, he added. director ofecumenical and The other operating holiness and conformity to the interreligious affairs for schools are in Portland, Gospel. the National Conference "In the midst of a world Chicago, Camden, N.J., of Catholic Bishops. and St. Paul. marked with often contrasting "I bicycle regularly Brother Phelan is ex- material interests, you must be anyhow. So I just have to ecutive dire<;:tor of the men of the spirit in search of do it a little more now;' he Highbridge Community harmony, heralds of dialogue, said. Life Center, which runs the most convinced and tenaThe 62-year-old reliadult literacy and cious builders of peace," the gious is no stranger to afterschool programs for pope said. long-distance bicycling children In New York The pope made his remarks during his vacations, but City's South Bronx area. during an annual visit to the this is the first time he is He said he became in- Vatican's 300-year-old diplodoing it to raise money. terested in helping the San matic school, known as the Brother Gros plans to Miguel schools because Pontifical Ecclesiastical Acadparticipate in a cross"all my adult life I've spent .in the South Bronx doing emy, attended by 32 priests country bike ride, called from 18 countries. SPOKE-n-WORD. The the same type of work." "You will not - nor should Brother Gros noted that . aim is to provide funds for I' .;;a....... you ever be - promoters of the San Miguel Network, I. many of the riders will be five schools run by the volunteers in the San Christian Brothers. CHRISTIAN BROTHER Jeffrey Gros will Miguel schools. SPOKE-n-WORD fs spend rlis' sUlTlm~r cyclin§ more~'fhan 2,000 "I may have't0 let the sponsored by the Lasallian miles to raise funds for schools. providing tu- young~r one~ ~~ the I~ad Partners for the Economi- ition-free education to poor children. Some 200 and trail behind, he ~aId. cally Poor, a 253-member cyclists have signed up to participate in all or Brother G~os pr~dicted lay volunteer group that . . that the pedaling WIll flow works with the Christian ~art of the Portland, Ore.•,t? PrOVidence, R.I., more smoothly as the ride Brothers at the San Miguel nde spo~sored by the Lasalhan Partners for the progresses. "You lose weight as schools. The ride begins Economically Poor. (CNS photo by Bob Roller) June 12 in Portland, Ore., you ride and it becomes and ends Aug. lOin Providence, Miguel schools in poor urban areas . easier;' he said. R.I., for a distance of 4,000 miles for students who have fallen behind Previous long distance bike across the northern United States. academically, said Brother Phelan. riding by Brother Gros included Brother Gros plans to ride only "San Miguel is looking for. treks over parts of Europe, which he the Portland to St. Paul, Minn., lap, youngsters who need the most help, described as personal pilgrimages to estimating it will eat up his 30-day starting with those who have left religious sites. vacation. school, are not in school or refuse to He decided to join this fund-raisChristian Brother Edward go to school;' he said. ing effort because ''for a long time I Phelan, coordinator of the bicycle Through small classes and exten- was involved in educating the poor," ride, said about 200 riders have sive tutoring and by lengthening the said Brother Gros. signed up for at least a portion of school day and the school year, the The San Miguel schools also emschools try to academically prepare phasize the ministry. of the Christian the route. The riders hope to raise $35,000 students to enter high school, he said. Brothers to educate the poor, he said. by getting people to pledge a cerThe schools provide sixthFurther information about the tain sum for each mile they com- through eighth-grade education and bike ride can be obtained at the plete, said Brother Phelan, 61. the students are predominantly His- Website.

any interests of state," the pope told the students. "The Church, though present in the concert of nations, pursues a sole interest: transmitting the Word' of God in the world in defense and protection of human beings." lie said Vatican diplomacy, once concerned primarily with defending religious freedom and the Church's rights, today focused by necessity -"especially in international forums" - on broader human and social questions. The pope told the students not to separate their future diplomatic service from their primary call as Church ministers. "Other (priests) must make Christ seen in a parish or a youth group, in an industrial neighborhood or among society's marginaliied," he said. "You must show him in contacts with political and diplomatic environments; you will obtain that through life witness even before the strength of juridical or diplomatic arguments," the pope said.


Vatican hosts Israeli artist's' 'path ofillumination' VATICAN CITY (CNS) - A Vatican conference room played host to an unusual art exhibit this spring, a floor-to-ceiling collection of paintings and artifacts that trace a "path of illumination" from chaotic matter to a sense of order. The complex installation by Israeli artist Ruth DorritYacoby, titled "Gates ofTears, Rain of Roses," is also an interreligious and multiethnic work: It uses ritual and mundane objects purchased from Bedouins, . Christians, Palestinians and Orthodox Jews. The show opened, transforming the offices of the Pontifical Council for Culture into a place of paintings, burning candles, homemade holy boxes and aromatic scents. . Its components came mostly from the familiar world of daily life and work: wax, tar, nails, shells, dried flowers, gold thread, broken glass. A child's

marbles adorn the edge of one painting, and sticks of red licorice another. Some of the works were "weathered" by being exposed to the elements of the Israeli desert for long periods of time. The artist's aim was to produce a spiritual effect through the accretion of images, in effect turning pieces of the material world into icons. She met briefly with Pope John Paul II.before the show's openipg, which was attended by a highlevel audience of Vatican and Israeli officials and other diplomats. Alfredo Luciani, who heads an Italian organization that helped arrange the exhibit, said that while the form and materials ofYacoby's show were new, her aim was one shared by many artists: giving shape and form to spiritual reality.

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PRESIDENT BUSH jokes with members of the University pf Notre Dam~ women's basketball team as he poses for photos at a White House ceremony recently. Bush invited both the Duke University men's basketball team and the Notre Dame team to the White House to honor them for winning the NCAA tournaments. (CNS photo from Reuters)




THEANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., May4, 2001

Actor George Dzundza talks about life, 路his 路Catholic faith By STEVE VIVONA CATHOUC NEWS SERVICE'

schools and they took the place of what my mother couldn't provide HOLLYWOOD Actor because she had to go," George Dzundza says he was black- Dzundza observed. "(Catholic mailed into his chosen profession. school) was very important to me "During my college freshmen and in many ways I think it saved orientation this girl w:llked up to me my life." and said, 'You have to come audiHe recalled being "absolutely tertion for the play or I'll talk to your rified" when he took the stage for professors and have you flunked out the first time as a student at St. John's of school,''' he said. . University in New York. "SomeHe auditioned, got the part and where along the seventh step I said, , 'This is great!'" From then on, he hasn't stopped since. In a career tJ:tat has spanned more added, he geared everything toward becoming an actor. than a quart~r-century, Dzundza has appeared After college he in many television trained at professional shows and such films acting schools but, like as "The Deer Hunter," most aspiring actors, "Basic Instinct" and had difficulty finding "Crimson Tide." He roles. Finally he landed a role in "The also won acclaim foJ' Deer Hunter," a searhis role on NBC's hit ing 1978 drama about show "Law and Order." the effects of the VietDzundza discussed nam War. his work and family While he has and his Catholic faith worked steadily alin an interview prior to most ever since, his recent appearance Dzundza experiences on "Personally Speak.. GEORGE DZUNDZA . his fair share of rejecing," a TV interview tions. show on the Odyssey .His attitude is simple. "If the Big channel produced by the U.S. Catholic Conference's Catholic Commu- .Guy wants me to be in this I'll be in it. If he. doesn'U.w~.)JJ'LJ.(Uhat nication Campaign. Born in Rosenheim, Germany, . simple and I try to trust in thatj I Dzundza did not have an easy early have to understand more often than life. He arrived in New York at the not it's in God's hands." . A father of three, Dzundza conage of four after an American soldier sponsored his family's coming siders himself blessed to have a to America. Growing up on "wonderful" wife who shoulders a Manhattan's Lower East Side, he lot of the family's burdens. He said said, "life was very difficult. We she helped "plot a course" for his were very po'or, and Iny mom had family and has been a great source of support for him. to work two jobs." An active Catholic, Dzundza, conDzundza's brother died at age 14 from heart disease and that caused siders the experience of the Mass eshis father to have a breakdown. Af- sential to his faith. "I've found that ter a hospital stay, his father returned sometimesjust hearing the words and to EU'rope and Dzundza and his experiendng the moment of what mother were left to fend for them- Christ did for us, sometimes hits me selves. so powerfully, and it only happens "Fortunately I went to Catholic during the course of the Mass."

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SYLVESTER STALLONE and Cristian de la Fuente star in a scene from the action film "Driven:' (CN~ photo from Warner Bros. Pictures) . .

t:=uel gauge reads I; in 'Driven' ByGERRI PARE CATHOUC NEWS SEFMcE

NEW YORK - Take out the striking race car footage and "Driven" (Warner Bros.) runs out of fuel. Action star SylvesterStallone and action director Renny Harlin team for a formula race car film with stick-figure characters and dialogue so lame you actually yearn for more ' cras hi ng cars and fiIery expIOSIons. On the other hand - rare for action films - t~ere's no criminal violence, nothing too. sexually suggesI tive and only a p~~i.f\~~n,>Janity. i The bare-bones st~'!Sat)out the rivalry between promiSing American rookie racer Jimmy Bly (Kip Pardue) and the German reigning world champ Beau Brandenburg (Til Schweiger). Beau~s so uptight he dum~s his heartbroken fiancee,: SophIa (Estella Warren), to focus on racing. Jimmy's als~ read7 to crac~ under thepressure, mtensIfied by his.overbeanng brother-manager De Mill~ (Ro~rt Sean Leonard). Sensmg thIS, the ruthless team owner (Burt Reynolds, he.'s been embalmed) hires former dnver Joe Tanto (Stallone) to take

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mel'ous occasions to welcome priest from o~her countries ... Haitians, Tanzanians, Germans and one from the Philippines currently living with us at St. Anne's. I find it most enriching seeing .things through their eyes and listening to what they have to say after they experience things in our country; as well as to introduce them to all .that." Father Healey, rector of St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, said he is always edified by meeting and talking with priests from around the country and "we find our concerns are very similar and so is our dedication to the priesthood and the love of the ministry." Most 'impressive was that the theme of the convention was to look again at priestly spirituality, he said. . "The question asked of us was

"What, in our experience now as priests amid the change and our diminishing numbers ... and the change in our identity as deacons and laypeople come to the fore over the past 25 years, hqw are our experiences calling us to enter into the Pascal mystery of Jesus dying and rising." Father Healey called it: "A fascinating challenge ... to start to look at our sometimes stressful experience, and, in the light of the Pascal mystery, what do we have to let go of. What is giving Us the confidence and hope of the risen Christ." That was the theme of the dialogue as he went from group to group, Father Healey recalled. "To me, it was a meaningful question and I was enriched by the conversations I had with priests from' around the country."

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NEW YORK (CNS) - Following are recent capsule reviews issued by the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcasting. ''The Golden Bowl" (Lions Gate)'

. Dull adaptation of Henry James' . 1909 novel in which a young woman . (Kate Beckinsale) married to an Italian prince (Jeremy Northam) pushes her widowed billionaire father (Nick Nolte) into marriage with a much younger woman (Uma Thurman), unaware of the romantic entangl.e-

Jimmy under his wing and guide More often, however, director him to the winner's circle. Harlin resorts to staccato, strobeIn a flat romantic subplot, like images and a pounding music Sophia' promptly switches alle- track to suggest excitement that just giance to Jimmy, so the rivalry be- isn't there. He gets into the racing tween the two racers is double- aspect of the story instantly at ~he edged. And, of course, Stallone has expense of the characters, who end to have female attention, so there's up as little more than stick-figures. a trashy ex-wife (Gina Gershon) Most exasperating is a drawnhanging around and an admiring out scene in which Sophia returns reporter (Stacy Edwards) who's to Beau, prompting furious Jimmy strictly window dressing for the to take to the streets of Chicago at 'film, much like Sophia is. There's nearly 200 mph, with Stallone's supposed to be some mystery about character right behind. The only the Stallone character's fall from consequence ofsuch outrageous begrace in previousraces, but it's never havjor, a monetary fine, seem's like satisfa7tp~~~i1'i,7 a1d, ) Ji p~ti1etic slag,<m. the' wnst. . frankly, that doesn't seem to mat- . v,J)r. '~JiI'btl~ty~SJmgW)~eJdgteni'in'Yfus tel' much. tei;tosterorie-fueled action flick, the What's competently staged are plot comes to its predictable finish the championship season races in line with cheers and a phony-Iooksuch locales as Miami, Toronto, ing feel-good ending so typical of Tokyo, Sydney, Rio, Detroit and Hollywood formula films. Germany, although there's little Because of numerous car crashes sense of place - just the inter- and an instance of profanity, the . changeable racetracks. But the U.S. Catholic Conference classificrashes are spectacular and one ex- cation is A-II - adults and adolestended action scene when Jimmy cents. The Motion Picture Associaand Beau join forces to save an- tion ofAmerica rating is PG-13 'other driver (Cristian de la Fuente) parents are strongly cautiOned. from imminent immolation proves Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. suspenseful. ments between her husband and her new stepmother. Director James Ivory's period piece is an uneven story of jealousy with some superb production values but also more than a few tedious momt<nl,S and performances. An extramarital sexualen~ .counter. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A-ill - adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R - restricted. ''One Night at McCool's" (USA) Dismal black comedy in which a self-serving siren (Liv Tyler) manipulates three men (Matt Dillon, John Goodman and Paul Reiser) for her own materialistic gains, committing murder along the way. In addition to its casual disregard for human life, director Harald Zwart's straine<t film condones the femme fatale's actions by allowing her to sidestep accountability. Gratuitous violence, irreverence toward the Eucharist and vow of celibacy, several sexual encounters including a scene of bondage, sporadic rough lan-

guage and some profanity. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is o - morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association ofAmerica rating is R - restricted. .. '.'Town & Country" (New Line)

Haphazard bedroom farce in which an unfaithful architect (Warren Beatty) ultimately realizes the one true love of his life is his wife (Diane Keaton), even as his philan-' dering friends (Goldie Ha~n and Garry-Shandling) also dabble in adultery. Director Peter Chelsom's scrambled comedy cannot escape its weak story line, shoddy editing and lack of narrative continuity while feebly attempting to show the negative effects of infidelity. Extramarital sexual encounters, brief homosexual innuendo and some rough language and profanity. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A-IV - ' adults, with reservations. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R - restricted.


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Walker's office sponsored a range from being the oldest child CATHOUC NEWS SERVICE priests' day of reflection tha~ fo- to having the best organizational WAUKESHA, Wis. --: Once cused on agi'1g parents, covering skills. or twice a month Father Michael topics ranging from recognizing Few priests would deny that 947 Park Street· Attleboro,MA02703 Michalski, pastor of Waukesha's dementia to assessing senior liv- their siblings - who may live farSt. Joseph Parish, stops at a Mil- ing arrangements. ther away, have spouses and chilwaukee nursing home to visit his While th~se are issues many dren, or hold demanding jobs -...:.. WOMEN'S WORKSHOP: HEALING mother, who is in the advanced adult sons and daughters face, for also have stress in their lives. But FROM A PAINFUL PAST stages 'of Alzheimer's disease. priests the situation is sometimes they also recognize their religious Saturday, May 5 - 9:30-4:00 No longer able to eat, she re- compounded by other factors, not vocation makes them prone to cerChristine Homen - $35 (with lunch) quires a feeding tube. She's grown the least of which is the close bond tain high expectations from othmore quiet and withdrawn, and al- that many of them share with their ers. PRO-LIFE ROSARY RALLY though she'll talk to her son, she parents. Sometimes pressures come ~ no longer recognizes him. "Because of celibacy and the from outside the family. Father Saturday, May 5 - 2:30 Father Michalski's father, mean- prestige of the vocation to priest- Walker described a priest whose while, resides in the same Milwau- hood, the bond' between priests mother lived in a nursing home HEALING SERVICES kee home he's lived in for 50 years. and their parents tends to be very near his parish. Whenever the Sunday, May 6 - Hispanic 2:30 Now in Ilis mid-70s, Frank close," said psychologist Rita priest went there, he was inundated Sunday, May 20 - Portuguese 2:00 Michalski suffered a bout of bron- McDonald, who has taught semi- with requests to bring the EuchaSunday, May 27 - English 2:00 chitis not long ago and was recently narians as well as medical students. rist and stop to visit with parish hospitalized for an angioplasty, but "Parents usually remain the residents there. COFFEE HOUSE: SPIRIT he remains active. Finally, professionals suggest closest relatives because a priest Saturday, May 19 - 6:30 p.m. . He volunteers at meal program has no wife and children of his finding someone to turn to when sites for seniors and directs a har- own, no family to divide his at- facing the stress of caring for an Cafeteria - Good-will donation monica band that performs at area tention," she told the Catholic aging parent. "Because priests are Dinner served until 6:30 nursing homes. . not mamed and don't have spous~s Herald. Father Michalski, who visits his Often in families, the priest- to lean on, they have to find some JOHN POLCE: BETHANY NIGHTS father once or twice a week, is de- . son seems to be the primary other kind of support," Father Friday, May 25 - 7:30 p.m. voted to his parents, saying his care caregiver of parents. Reasons Walker said. Church - Good-will donation for them now is returning the love and nurturing he received from FILIPINO PILGRIMAGE DAY them as a child. Sunday, May 27 - 11:00 a.m. But like' any adult with aging parents, he also has experienced some anxiety in the relationship. PHONE 508-222-5410 E-MAIL: And he's found that juggling paWEBSITE: rental needs with work and his FAX: 508-236-9096 own life isn't always easy. " In Jamiarr' 200Q he recei\fed ' J1" 1, ,.. .u:lfiv J 1,JIO, "', /ill. :j./I::\fIJ, ',:11 ,: ,Il J )li'11 . an urgynt c~ 1,I;ro~,rls1a~ne&, 'Say- :' ," f; ing his mother could no longer walk. "There were some decisions to NeW York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusens, Georgia, Minnesota be made, and it was a stressful couple of weeks. Thank goodness we were approaching Lent, not Holy Week," he said in an interview with the Catholic Herald, newspaper of the Milwaukee Archdiocese. FATHER MICHAEL Michalski, pastor of St. Joseph ParFather Michalski isn't alone in his concerns, according to Father ish in Waukesha, Wis., chats with his father, Frank Michalski, Thomas Walker, coordinator of who has lived in the same southside Milwaukee home for 50 TO services for senior priests in the years. The priest has found that juggling parental needs with. his work isn't always easy. (eNS photo by Peter Skiba, Mi Iwaukee Archdiocese. Earlier this year, Father Catholic Herald)






Priesthood renewal institute dialogue:for~e4 on Internet By CATHOUC NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON - Father Eugene F. Hemrick, director of research at the Washington Theological Union, has formed an Internet dialogue forum and resource for priests called the National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood. He told Catholic News Service that the first dialogue, on "how priests today sustain their spirituality with their busy schedules," will be limited to about 90 participants already selected. He said others may apply for "read-only" access to the site, however, entering as guests to follow the discussion. About half the dialogue participants are priests, about a quarter are bishops and a quarter are lay leaders, he said. The home page of the Internet site is Besides the dialogue section, the site also has information on resources for and about priests,

such as recent books and articles, and links to other Internet sites where Church-related research and documentation can be found. Father Hemrick, who is a syndicated columnist for Catholic News Service and f0rmer director of research for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, said start-up funding for the institute came from the (:atholic Church Exten' .sion Society and the I.S. Paluch Co. He said the new institute's mission is "to energize the spiritual-intellectual life of priests and to enable them to find new, unthought-of ways of contending with the challenges that will face them in the third millennium." In the dialogue forum, he said, participants will be invited to explore a topic in depth over a period of three or four months. When dialogue on a topic reaches maturity, he said, he plans to have the results written up and published.





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THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River - Fri., May 4, 2001

Irish president says' time to s,ay goodbye to 'Catholic Ireland' By C,AN MOLLOY

tional radio interview. She said the c.ountry would DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish now "almost be unrecognizable" President Mary McAleese, a when compared with the reminisCatholic, said it is time to say cences of many Irish-Americans. "And I say this as someone who goodbye to the phrase "Catholic Ireland." . is very committed to that Church: I Speaking about, a recent visit would take no pride in the idea of having this grip to the United on every single States, where aspect of Irish she repeatedly life. I don't think heard Ireland dethat is the way we scribed as a would like to de"Catholic counscribe ourselves," try," McAleese she said. said, "that in McAleese said some ways that that, during her expression bevisit to the United longs to a time States, she dewhen Northern scribed the rapid Ireland could be change that has described as 'a taken place in Protestant state' Irish society. and the Republic While she addescribed as a mitted some Catholic state." people are being "I think one left behind by of the lessons we the economic have learned from history is IRISH PRESIDENT Mary boom, she said the need to tran- McAleese said it's time to the Irish people scend those kindieave behind the phrase still have "a genof labels because "Catholic Ireland." She made erosity of spirit they send mes- her comments on a radio and decency that~ sag~s to pe~ple,' 'show 'recentlYlillreland. would not allow~ us to enjoy this .whlch I (CNS photo from Reuters) prosperity selfcan be hurtful . ishly, but rather messages, as if there is some ownership of Ire- . the good times would onlybe enland by Catholicism, for ex- joyable when everyone is getting ample," she said in a recent na- the benefit of them." CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

YOUNG WOMEN in the town of Slavutich, Ukraine, light candles beneath a memorial to firefighters who died in the nuclear disaster at 'Chernobyl 15. years ago. Slavutich is located near Chernobyl, where 31 people died in the accident and its immediate aftermath. (CNS photo from Reuters)

Pope says Chernobyl shows progress must respect hUDlan nature By JOHN NORTON

with sadness never repeat itself." disaster's victims and said it was The pope made his remarks important that "this chain of VATICAN CITY - Fifteen during a meeting with several goodness is never broken." years later, Ukraine's Chernobyl hundred Ukrainian children and "Charity is the way in which disaster serves to remind human- the Italian families hosting them one can make the world better," ity that scientific andiechnologi- for medical treatment related to he said. . cal progress must respect human the radiation leak. "To love without distinction of needs and nature, Pope John Paul In Ukraine, more than a mil- race, language or religion beII said. lion children are considered af- comes, in fact, a sign, almost pal"Recalling the tragic effects fected by the 1986 nuclear disas- 'pable, I would say, of God's love provoked by the Chernobyl ter, which sent a radioactive cloud for every human being," the pope, -' nuclear reactor ac~)grnMhp~Ja~~J oveY'much' 'of 'Europe. The- 路sailt--'路路 t.~~n fO t4W,~~) g~~rt;aJ1f?;9~;"B ,e> {ijJ~b~tP.J~t,(~O>i\wa&J ,vsiMMsiidi Iici~ iQ~tmi~ly pope Said Apnl 20, tfle dIsaster s s~ut down;-in DeceJ1lberdue~to.,' I09king<forward-to his planned anniversary. .. continuing safety concerns. visit to Ukraine in June "to em"It is necessary to prepare for The pope noted with apprecia- brace" the popula.tion "so dear to them a future of peace, free from tion the generosity of Catholic me," and to encourage Catholics fears and similar threats," he said., individuals and agencies in pro- there as they rebuild after years "May what we remember today viding humanitarian aid to the of Soviet persecution. CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope tells Ukrainian Orthodox 'leader_he hopes they meet in June By CINDY WOODEN CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II said he hoped to demonstrate his love and respect for the Orthodox by meeting personally with the Ukrainian Orthodox leader who asked him not to visit Ukraine. Writing to Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev, head of Ukraine's largest Orthodox church, the pope said his June 23-27 trip should highlight "a constant and respectful attention toward our Orthodox brothers and sisters." In addition, the pope said in his early April letter, it should demonstrate the Catholic Church's "decisive commitment to continue to follow the path of dialogue in truth and love." The message was written in response to an open letter from Metropolitan Vladimir in January asking the pope to postpone the trip indefinitely and warning that ifthe pope decided to visit Ukraine it could damage Catholic-Orthodox relations. The pope's response was delivered to Metropolitan Vladimir in early April; the Vatican released a translation of the text April 26. "On the occasion of my trip, I 'would ,

like to meet with you, my venerable brother, and demonstrate to you 'in person with a fraternal embrace the love which I have for you and for all the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church," the pope said. Pope John Paul said he was happy th~t "I can finally, after repeated invitations" from Catholic leaders and the Ukrainian government, who are "nu-visit_the _'nation's Catholics,

that the Vatican, in a violation of its own protocol, had not discussed the trip with leaders of the nation's largest church. The pope told Metropolitan Vladimir his trip would be animated with joy at being . able to be with the nation's Catholics and "with evange).ical brotherltood toward those who share faith in Christ and intend, like us, to give witness to the_ world of the love of God the Hither mani'~;' merous and The pope told Metropolitan Vladimir his well-rooted in fested in his' the country, .trip would be animated with joy at being son Jesus in meeting them able to be with the nation's Catholics and the power of and confirm-' "with evangelical brotherhood toward the Holy ing them in Spirit." those who share faith in Christ and intend, their faith in Pope John us, to give witness to the world of the like Jesus Christ, Paul said one love of God the Father manifested in his sign of the our one Lord." The pope _ son Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit." Catholic also said the Church's desire for an honest dialogue with the OrthoVatican nuncio in Ukraine "has not failed dox was its agreement with the Moscow ' to keep you informed about these invitations, as well as about the program of my Patriarchate in late I 999to establish a local visit." mixed commission to settle disputes over Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexei II of the ownership ofchurches and property conMoscow, whose jurisdiction includes Metfiscated by the, communists in Western ropolitan Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Ukraine. Church, said in an early April interview The Ukrainian Catholic and Vatican




members of the commission were nominated by March 2000 and their names communicated to the Orthodox. A Vatican source said that, as of April 26, the Orthodox had not informed the Catholic Church of its norriinations, nor had the commission met. The pope told Metropolitan Vladimir the commission was established in response to .a request by Patriarch Alexei, who repeatedly has claimed that &stem Catholics have foreed the Orthodox olit 'of their churches, sometimes resorting to violence. "It is my fervid hope that this commission would begin its work as soon as possible," the pope said. . Ukrainian Catholics and Cardinal Edward I. Cassidy, former president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, have said their investigations indicate the patriarch's claims are exaggerated. In his letter to Metropolitan Vladimir, the pope prayed that, as the date of his trip approached, "the Lord would grant us an awareness of common participation in yearning for unity among all Christians." Unity, he said, "is indispensabl~ so that the proclamation <;>f the Gospel resounds with new energy throughout the world."


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Parish, Pocasset; and Dominican Sister of the Presentation Marie Ceballos of Dighton who is slated to arnve there within a month. Father Dominiguez' initial commitment of five months ended, he has returned to New Bedford and has been replaced by Polish-born Father Joseph Blyskosz, former parochial vicar at Holy Trinity Parish in West Harwich. Bishop O'Malley said he was "amazed to see how much territory there is, much bigger than our diocese, with the team covering some 50 villages, the two major cities being Guaimaca and Origa." In Guaimaca the mission runs the parish of S1. Rose of Lima. In Orica is the Church ofS1. Francis ofAssisi. There are also two principal chapels, one at Gones and another at Guatemalita, which has been given the name Rio de Baiho, which means, "Fall River below". Much of the work in the villages is done by what are called DeLegados de La PaLavra, or "Delegates of the Word." 'These deLegados meet frequently

with the priest for direction, because it is impossible for the team members to be present in all communities where there are many chapels. And they sometimes meet in homes to visit and pray and prepare people fQr the sacraments," Bishop O'Malley explained. While they do the work of catechists, Bishop O'Malley said that they "are comparable to permanent deacons, although they are not ordained. They are men and women and have a very formal role in the Church community and it requires training and an ongoing commitment to leadership." He noted that while the Second Vatican Council restored the perma~ nent diaconate to the Church's hierarchy with Third World mission countries in mind, in actuality only Europe 'and the United States have made use of it. "Perhaps the reticence in Latin America is that they were already working with different categories like these catechists;' the bishop said. "I think there has been reluctance to introduce the diaconate now so as

not to undermine the role of these catechists, which has become absolutely crucial for the survival of the Church in these remote areas where they have not had any clergy, ever." Bishop O'Malley reported that 'The area we are taking care of has at least 60,000 people,most of them, Catholic, although there has been some penetration by Protestant groups. But I think the main reason the Catholic Church has survived in the very remote villages we are taking care of is mainly due to these delegados, those men and women who gave very invaluable leadership and witness to the faith., Much of the task of our priests is to minister to the delegados, to form them and to motivate them in their work." Bishop O'Malley visited a number of the outlying villages and did baptisms, confirmations and first Communions "among very poor people." He laughed as he recalled Father Pregana and Deacon Jim Marzilli traveling in the bed of the Jeep-truck vehicle as the whole mission team journeyed together. "We also carned a generator and a sound sy'stem because there was no electricity in the villages where we held celebration of the sacraments," the bishop reported. He also said that he dedicated one chapel recently finished in Gones, and another, "is still uncompleted, but the walls and roof are up where we had a first Communion Mass. Although it had a dirt floor, the people had spread pine needles and it was very beautiful and fragrant." Asked if he was happy with the mission thus far, Bishop O'Malley • J' g'aUp.\'li'lhud '''</'<s.';''; I',. J.' _I ',,;,, , ' . ' ""BISHOP SE'ANfPl0'Ma1Iey, OFMtSapJ,lgreets'tmiidrel'irav )r.He~'d'h~~~~tp1= [¥or~, first Penance, first Communion service at the chapel in Rio that our people there are happy and de Baiho (Fall River Below), Honduras. (Photo courtesy of doing well, and itis obvious the people Father Craig A. Pregana) love them very much and are thrilled



Editor's note: Father Wilson was with Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., during the latter's recent visit to the diocese's mission in Guaimaca. The following are his memories of the people and the region. When we arrived in Tegucigalpa on Easter Monday afternoon and began our lide from the airport to Guaimaca. I was struck by how poor a place this seemed to be. There were thousands of people along the road living in shacks that they had put together with mud and bricks and whatever other material they could o!:>tain. It was remarkable all the trash strewn on the side of the road and how so much of the countryside was being burned up, as people sought to kill insects and rodents which bothered their plants and livestock. Since it was getting dark I could not see that much, but with the mountainous topography and the desert-like appearance of the land, it seemed as if we had arrived on some strange moon. However, the people we met in Honduras did not seem to be 'characters from Dante's "Inferno," but

were actually quite cheerful and warm. Their lack of material possessions did not reflect a spiritual poverty. They gave their all for God, as seen by the great distances which their lay catechists and musicians would travel to bring Christ's message to outlying villages. This was also seen by the great care they took to decorate their humble churches, whether with paper ribbons as used at the brand new Chapel of S1. Joseph in Gones which Bishop Sean dedicated on EasterTuesday, or with pine needles to cover a dirt floor, as in the Chapel at Rio de Baiho (which Father Canuel translated as Fall River), where the Bishop celebrated first Communions that afternoon. When we were back in Guaimaca, it was impressive how every afternoon so many young people would come to the 7 p.m. Mass. Every night there was a youth choir and several altar servers. Father Canuel remarked that these children do not have the organized sports activities, music lessons, computers, and television shows whi~h compete for U.S. kids' time. The children were very sad to see Father Gustavo Dominguez, lYE, ,leave. They had been rehearsing a special song to sing to him at his farewell Mass on April'22.

I would urge other priests to go down and visit the mission, especially if they know Spanish. They could be of some assistance to FatherS Paul and Joseph and the Marzellis, but it is also an experience of how God can assist our vocations through the faith of other people."

to have them there. The people's enthusiasm for the missionaries' presence is very, very gratifying." He reported meeting with the parish council and said Deacon Marzilli and his wife "have fixed up the rectory and made it. very livable, clean and safe. It is a great consolation to me becauseI worry about their health and safety." Bishop O'Malley said he was grateful for the prayers and support that the people of the Fall River diocese are offering for the missions. Noting how a recent plane with


Protestant missionaries was shot down in Peru, BishopO'MaI1ey commented that "what is remarkable is that all those people were headed for just one mission. I hope our involvement in Guaimaca will help raise mission consciousness, and it is an imperative that we share our faith, that we see we have a responsibility to help the mission countries by our financial support, prayers and also by sending people. The experience can be vel)' enliching to us and for us to grow in our sense of being a Church and oilr Catholicity."

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BISHOP FEEHAN High SchOOl, Attleboro, was recently recognized for 25 years of "Giving, Caring and Making a Difference in Students' Lives," by Mark Mainella of Mainella Motivational Seminars. From left are: Mainella, Principal George A. Milot, Vice Principal Paul O'Boy and Develop'me~t Director Christopher E. Servant. '"


COYLE AND CASSIDY High School student Dan Lyons holds up The Pirelli International Award given to the Taunton School for its multimedia project The Virtual Cell. It was the work of hundreds from the school including those pictured. From left are: Spanish teacher Joyce Barney, Melanie Zarth, Biology Teacher David Gauthier, Lyons, Computer Teacher James .~ Rusconi, Andr~1JV Dy~~, ~~~~.~ !?~yl~,~e~~~ J\1,~~~.~~~htand~Cri~tina,"

.Coyle and Cassldy rec'eives award for Web project TAUNTON - The technology department at Coyle and Cassidy High School was recently announced as a recipient of a major international award for its multimedia project, The Virtual Cell found at the Web address http://' The Pirelli Corporution International choSf; Coyle and Cassidy. as this year's award winner and presented them a $2,700 prize. James Rusconi represented the school at the award ceremony held

in Rome, Italy, which was attended by the prime minister of Italy and the British Ambassador to Italy. The Virtual Cell project is a multidisciplinary collaboration between students in science, computer graphics and world language classes and represeilts the work of hundreds of students and teachers over the past three years. It's objective is to use the Internet and, interactive 3D graphics to teach cell biology and the site has

been translatedinto French, Spanish and Russian. The judging panel cited the Virtual Cell for being an "extraordinary example of interdisciplinary collaboration between students ofbioiogy and computer graphics," and its "excellent quality multimedia technology." More than 700 applicants competed this year for The PireHi International Awards with only a handful being chosen for the coveted prize.

HOMEWORK CLUB - Many students at St. Anthony's School, New Bedford, take advantage of an after-school homework club run by kindergarten teachers Mary Lou Marks and Mark Olson. Marks is at right helping Ian Aresta with some work.

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TEACHERS NOEMI Cordero, Natalia Goncalves, Susan Silvia and Carole Cordeiro from Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, show off their costumes from its recent World Languages Week. The school celebrated with a myriad of activities including watching foreign films, sharing' ethnic foods, making posters and enjoying international music.

READY TO SERVE - Officers for the Drama Club at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, were recently named for the 2001-2002 school year. From left: Treasurer Sam Reidy, Secretary Jessica Grygiel, President Jessica Molloy and Vice President Michael Cour'1oy~r.


Once a teen-ager has a private line, a huge shift takes place in the family communication pattern. With a shared telephone line, making and receiving calls is a process

Teen-age kids live on the phone. Our daughter spent so much time on the phone that we called it "the respirator" because she couldn't breathe without it. The teen years are spent discovering new ways of getting along with peers, and for the modem teen a major tool in that process is the phone. In almost every household a FOIt TOUTH • ABOOT TOOTH teen-ager at some point will sit down with mom or dad and make of negotiation and interaction. The this little proposition: "I know you think I tie up the phone rings, and if a parent answers phone, and it's a drag for you to he or she gets a chance to hear the answer calls when it's just my voice on the other end of the line. -If it's 'a familiar caller, there's friends again. I was thinking I should get a private line up in my . a little conversation - the parents room. It's only $18 a month, I al- and friends get to know each other, ready checked, and I'd pay for it." even if it's on the simplest level. -If it's a stranger, the parents On the surface it makes sense. Lots of parents take the bait. "Jane ask, "And who is this calling?" Once the teen-ager has a private has been so responsible," they tell themselves, "it just makes sense to line, those little conversations don't happen. It becomes more likely that let her have a phone of her own." To which I must add my pro- the teen-ager's friends are total strangers to the parents. There's a fessional opinion: "No way!" Here's my take. If teen-agers loss of parental involvement, just at have been responsible, have not a time when mom's or dad's presgotten into trouble and are not in ence may be especially important If the phone rings and the teenthe habit of sneaking around behind their parents, why set the!Jl up ager lunges across the room to grab for failure? Why create a problem it, and then talks in hushed, inaudible tones, his parents get to ask, where·none exists?

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."What was that about?" It might be the cute new girl who just moved into his geometry class or it could be some guys he met at the mall calling about some plans he'd rather mom and dad didn't know about. If a girl hangs up the phone and says, "Oh, that was just JJ," unless parents have a chance to hear the voice on the line now and then, they don;t know if JJ is a l7-year-old girl or a 22-year-old guy. If the phone rings and somebody clicks off when an adult answers - three times in a row - the parents need to ask what's going on. If a phone rings at 2 a.m., it should ring in the parents' bedroom, not the kids'. If parents hear a mumbled conversation in the middle of the night, they need to pick up the receiver and hear who is talking on the line. Secret phone calls late at night commonly signal a kid who's having problems. It isn't a popular opinion with teens, and it disappoints parents who might want the phone back to themselves. Nevertheless, I strongly hold that giving a teen-agera private line is setting up a connection for trouble. Your comments are welcome. Please address: Dr. Christopher Carstens, do Catholic News Service, 3211 Fourth St. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017.

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Cardinal .Keeler says bishop's spirituality to be synod topic: I


while media sometimes seem to CATHOLIC NEws SERVICE ; go after sensational'. and .. ROME'- The spirituality of 'conflictual stories, bishops need individual bishops in the wake of' to'recognize that most journalists the jubilee year is expected to be are intent on reporting the truth. . "What happened during the a major theme ofthis fall's Synod of Bishops, said Cardinal William jubilee year was a tremendous H. Keeler of Baltimore. .:boost to the spirituality of the The synod all'o is likely to dis- whole €hurch," he said. He cited cuss the. bishop's relations with· 'special ceremonies in which Pope the mass media, his role as a uni- John Paul II asked forgiveness for fier in the Church and society, and, the past faults of the Church, met, the pastoral challenges of ecu- with prisoners, 'led a movement menical and interreligious rela- for reducing foreign debt, made tions, the cardinal said in a recent a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and interview. celebrated Mass with two million Cardinal Keeler was in Rome young people. fo~ a meeting of the council planAll these events called Church ning the synod. He said the' leaders arid other-:qatholics toa synod's working document, deeper,spiritualityand asked them called the "instrumentum to adopt an "imploring attitude" laboris," would be published in order to ask for mercy, Cardisoon and would help focus dis- nal Keeler said.. cussions leading up to the Sept. The bishops probably also 30-0ct. 27 assembly. will talk about ecumenical arid The theme of the synod, "The interreligious relations, which Bishop: Servant of the Gospel of are increasingly important parts Jesus Christ for the Bope of the of their ministry, Cardinal Keeler World," offers a clue to the pos- said. Cardinal Keeler, who has parsible direction of the discussions, Cardinal Keeler said. ticipated in three other synods, . "The emphasis is on service. said it was likely that the initial Already we've seen the office of discussions would be wide-rangthe bishop evolve, in my memory, ing. Some will emphasize the so that the bishop is closer to the bishop as shepherd of his faithpeople now, more accessible," he ful, 'others will point to the said. bishop's evangeliziHg rdie, aHa That accessibility means bish- many participants will speak of ops, especially in North America, their local experience. Usually, he said, the main lines need to know the mass media and use their potential for getting the of thought start to crystallize in Church's message across in the the synod's third week, when the wider society, he said. . assembly begins to draw conclu"It means being professional in sions in view of a final list of our approach to the' media. It propositions and a message to the means understanding that media world. people are professionals who He said it was hoped that U.S. need to be respected and who are bishops could discuss the grateful for full briefings and in- "instrumentum laboris" during formation," he said. . their general meeting in June in Cardinal Keeler said that, Atlanta. <


SIX-MONTH-OLD Peyton Crombie looks up to her greatgreat uncle, Benedictine Father Angelo Zankl, during his 100th birthday celebration recently at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minn. Father Zankl is the first member of the community to reach 100 and will celebrate 80 years as a monk in July. (CNS photo by Dianne Towalski, St. Cloud Visitor)

ADVANCING - Permanent Diaconate program director Msgr. John F. Moore, center, at altar, stands with 19 candidates in formation for the diaconate who were installed last Sunday as acolytes by Bishop ~ean. P. O'Malley, OFM Cap, rear.

Bishop installs deacon candidates .as acolytes NEW BEDFORD - At colorful noon ceremonies in St. . Lawrence Martyr Church on Sunday, 19 men curren'tly preparing for ordination as permanent deacons for the Fall River diocese were installed in the ministry of acolyte. Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., was principal celebrant of the Mass and installed the acolytes. In his homily the bisliop cen~ tered his talk on the Gospel message as it pertained to deacons, and he also. addressed the deacons' wives. Msgr. John F. Moore, director of the diaconate program, and Fa-' ther John P. Driscoll, pastor of St. Lawrence Martyr Church, were concelebrants. Following an admission ceremony of induction at the initial phase of diaconate studies, candidates advance over the years through the ministries of lector and acolyte. As acolytes, their duties are to attend to the service of the altar and assist the deacon and to minister to the priest. Other liturgical duties may include publicly exposing the Blesse<} Sacrament for adoration by the faithful and by carrying the Missal, cross or candles. . Members of the sixth class for the diaconate installed included: Gregory J. Beckel of Christ the King Parish, Mashpee; Philip E. Bedard of St. Jacques Parish, Taunton; David R. Boucher, Arthur L. LaChance Jr., and Dennis G. O'Connell of Corpus Christi Parish, East Sandwich; Ernest L Gendron, St. Margaret Parish,Buz-

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zards Bay; Richard 1. Gundlach, St. Mark Parish, Attleboro Falls. Peter M. Guresh, St. .Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, North Falmouth; Fred G. La Piana, St. Augustine Parish, Vineyard Haven; Theodore E. Lukac, Our Lady ofVictory Par-' ish, Centerville; Douglas R. Medeiros, St. Joseph Parish, Fairhaven; Jose H. Medina, St. Anthony Parish, Taunton; Maurice A. Ouellette, St. Lawrence Mm:tYr Parish, New Bedford. David B. Pepin, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, New Bedford; Albertino F. Pires, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, New Bedford; Joseph E. Regali, Sacred Heart Parish, North Attleboro; John E. Simonis, St..


Patrick Parish, Falmouth; Raymond L. Vaillancourt, SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Fall River; and Thomas M. Wrobel, St. Stanislaus Parish, Fall River. Deacons for the Mass were Lawrence A. St. Onge, assistant director of the diaconate program; and Michael Guy. Lectors were Mrs. Maurice (Teresa) Ouellette and Mrs. David (Joan) Pepin.. The Offertory procession included: Colleen Gendron, Anthony Vaillancourt, Jennifer Gundlach, Alexander Boucher, Sophia Medeiros and Matthew Medina. Father Richard D. Wilson, secretary to the bishop, was master of 'ceremonies, assisted by Deacon Paul 1. Macedo.

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In the 17th century, there was a flowering of Marian devotions in Spain and France. In France, St. Louis Grignion ete Montfort promoted Marian spirituality and it has continued to spark modem day devotions that find statues dedicated to her show-· ered with bouquets and crowns of flowers throughout this month. In many parishes across the world, adults and children join in colorful processions singing songs honoring Mary and participate in ceremonies of crowning her as Queen of the May. -The second Sunday of May,


celebrated this year on May 13, is traditionally celebrated as a secular observance of Mother's . D~y, but often takes on Marian nuances. May finds Catholics renewing their devotion to Mary as the Mother of God and as model of what the Church is called to be and the most powerful intercessor with God. Special times for recitation of the rosary as well as her litany also are devotions particular to Mayas Mary's month.

The Anchor invites parishes to send us timely pictures of events, procession~ and crownings centering on the Ble~sed Virgin this month.


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