VOL. 49, NO. 21 â€˘ Friday, May 27, 2005
FALL RIVER, MASS.
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BISHOP GEORGE W. Coleman anoints adult confirmation candidates with the oil of Chrism during ceremonies last weekend at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. The individuals received the sacrament after attending classes sponsored by the office of Adult Education. (Anchor/Gordon photo)
Candidates from three deaneries confirmed at cathedral ceremonies By
MIKE GORDON ANCHOR STAFF
FALL RIVER - More than 70 adults were confinned by Bishop George W. Coleman during a May 15 Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. For the confinned, their sponsors and family members, it was ajoy-
ous occasion filled with smiles and hugs, rewards for their hard work and dedication to become full members of the Church. For candidate and reader Richard Cabral of St. James Parish, New Bedford, it was a special day because the journey "helped me
BISHOP COLEMAN greets Carla Daveiga of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, New Bedford, following her confirmation at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, May 15. At right is Daveiga's sponsor, Maria Pina. More than 70 adults received the sacrament. (Anchor/Gordon photo)
develop a closer relationship with God." The office of Adult Education offered three six-week classes in several deaneries for those adults wishing to be confirmed and many volunteers served as catechists to instruct the candidates. "I love this work of preparing adults," said Lisa Gulino, director of Adult Education. "It's a great opportunity to help them realize the presence of God in their lives and his desire for them to enter into dialogue and relationship with him. To see them receiving the Holy Spirit is a great joy and privilege." During the celebration of Mass, candidates renewed their baptismal vows before being anointed with the oil of Chrism by the bishop. Each came to the altar with their sponsor and received th"e sacrament. "This has had a big impact on my life and has been a great experience," said Louis Galante of St. John ofGod Parish, Somerset. His mother and wife were on hand to share in his special day and he said that was important for him. "This has strengthened my relationship with Christ," he declared. During his homily, Bishop Coleman encouraged them to make Christ known to others and build up God's kingdom. "Each Turn to page J3 - Confirmation
FALL RIVER - The Catholic Charities Appeal has eclipsed the two million dollar mark as it entered its fourth week, and is hopefully on its way to the most successful year in history. However, no one at Appeal headquarters is taking that for granted. "We have so much more to do to bring this to a successful conclusion, and there are signs everywhere that the workers and pastors are very conscious of that," stated Mike Donly, diocesan director of Development. "Over the years there has been an increasing awareness on the part of parish committees " and pastors, that there is a crucial need for them to continue to solicit support from their parishioners and friends even well after they may have exceeded their parish total from the previous year," he said. There are signs all across the diocese that the work of parish committees and pastors is moving along at a rapid pace. All materials have been distributed to parishes for their follow-up mailings, additional supplies are being delivered to parishes requesting them, as well as more of the Catholic Charities videos being requested by pastors for use with
their parish communities. As parishes begin to eclipse their previous year's totals there appears to be no sign of them being satisfied. The awareness of the tremendous need being addressed by their efforts appears to be a driving force for them as it has been in the past. "To be honest," stated one pastor, "for the past few years our people haven't been satisfied until they feel they have exhausted every possible avenue of solicitation for the Appeal. This has shown itself in a phonathon during the final week to remind people once again of the tremendous need there is to assist the thousands who turn to the diocese for assistance." According to Donly, "People are doing whatever they can to show their desire to help. We have always received donations from parish groups like the guilds, St. Vincent de Paul chapters, Knights of Columbus, etc., but numerous confirmation classes this year have also decided to make contributions. It's a wonderful way for the these young people to become aware of the need around them, and to also realize they are Turn to page JJ - Appeal
FATHER JAMES Ferry, pastor of Espirito Santo Parish, Fall River, leads a May crowning of the Blessed Mother with students from Espirito Santo School, families and friends.
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Creche collectors will gather this fall in Santa Fe ASSONET ~ Santa Fe, New ers will include William Field, diMexico will be the destination this rector of the Museum of Spanish fall for collectors from around the Colonial Art, artist Sabinita Lopez country who specialize in Christ- Ortiz, and Msgr. Jerome Martinez mas Nativity scenes. It is the site y Alire, an expert on the devoof the national convention "Land tional origins ofthe Southwestern of Enchanting Nativities" sched- Nativity scene. uled for November 9-11,2005, at A panel ofdistinguished guests the La Fonda Hotel at the end of will discuss Southwest Nativities the Santa Fe Trail. past and present. The panel will Participants are members of include, among others, Doris the national' society Friends ofthe Monthan, co-author of the semiCreche, a group dedicated to pro- nal book "Nacimientos.~' moting the tradition ofthe ChristTwelve Southwestern artists mas creche. The' last biennial na- will demonstrate their Nativity tional convention ofFriends ofthe crafts' in the traditional media of Creche was "Creches by the Sea- wheat straw, pottery, painting, 2003," ~eld in Hyannis in Novem-· tinwork, woodcarving, and paper ber 2003. ,. cutting.' ' This.year-'s convention will inEileen Canty of Marlon, a clude a traditional New Mexican . member of the national Board of Nativity play, a'~Manger Mart," Directors, will be in charge of the a children's' art display, and an HospitillityRoom at the convenimportant exhibit entitled "South-' tion. "I plan to use the room for' west Nativities A-Z ." These will gatherings of focus groups BISHOP GEORGE W. Coleman installed 26 men as acolytes at a ceremony in Emmitsburg, all be open to the public. people who may be interested in Md., recently. Among those installed were, from left: Denis Marcel Beauregard, and ChristoOther events include a recep- talking ~o each other about some tion at the Museum of Interna- particular aspect ofcreche collect- pher Michael Grant of the Diocese of Fall River/Franciscans of the Primitive Observance, . .. ' tional Folk Art, which houses the ing."· and Robert Jean Lepage Jr. of the Diocese of Fall River. collection ofthe late international Father Tim Goldri~k, pastor of architect and c'reche collector·, St. Bernard's Parish, Assonet, also Alexander Girard. . a member of the national Board Keynote convention speaker' 'ofDitectors, will serve as the conwill be Dr. Charles M. Carrillo, vention master of cereJllonies.. "My job is easy," says Father lecturer, author, anthropologist, and artist. Other scheduled speak-Turn to page jive - Creche EMMITSBURG, Md. Beauregard and Christopher priest at the altar in liturgical celBishop George W. Coleman in- Michael Grant (Brother Bene- ebrations. They also serve as exstalled 26 Mount St. Mary's semi- di~t), Diocese of Fall River/ traordinary ministers of holy narians into the ministry of aco- Franciscans of the Primitive Ob- Communion. SERVICE.. .By caring family and service~family professionals lyte during a ceremony on May servance, and Robert Jean Lepage Their formation at the Mount Jr., Diocese of Fall River. 13 at the Chapel of the Immacuhelps seminarians cultivate a TRUST ln the people you know Seminarians normally receive knowledge and love ofthe sacred late Conception here. Among the seminarians in- this ministry at the end of their liturgy and the holy Eucharist, 0 ICE Custom-designed, personalized tributes stalled into the ministry of aco- second year of theological stud- preparing them to live according lyte were Denis Marcel ies. Acolytes are appointed to aid to Christ's example of self-givAFFORDABILITY. ..Dignified services at affordable cost the deacon and to minister to the ing love.
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On December 10, 1925, Our Lady appeared to S\ister Lucia (seer of Fatima) and spoke these words: "Announce in my name that I promise to assist at the hour ofdeath with the graces necessaryfor the salvation oftheir souls, all those who on the first Saturday of five consecutive months shall: 1. Go to confession; 2. Receive Holy-Communion; 3. Recite the Rosary (5 decades); and 4. Keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 15 mysteries ofthe Rosary, wlth tlJe intention of . · ." making' reparation to me." , . , " In a spirit of reparation, tlJeabove conditions are each to be · preceded by the words: "In reparatiQn for the offenses' . " · committe.d against the Immaculate Heart of Mary."., Confessio~s may be,made. d':lring 8 days before or aftE!r the first Saturday; and Holy C.omm'union may be received at • either the. morn!ng or evening Mass on the first Saturday. .. , .. "
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Please pray for the following priests during the coming weeks May 30 1929, Rev. Jordan Harpin, O.P., Dominican Priory, Fall River 1937, Rev. Edmond 1. Potvin, Pastor, St. Jean Baptiste, Fall River 1950, Rev. James M. Quinn, Pastor, St. John the Evangelist, Attleboro 1993, Rev. Robert T. Canuel, Assistant, St. Anne, Fall River ay 31
1964, Rev. Vincent A. Wol Fall River' .
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1991, Most Rev. James J. Gerrard'\rlD., Auxiliary Bishop of Fall River 1959-1976, Retired Pastor St. L'a~rence, New Bedford June4 \ \
1920, Rev. Louis 1. Terrien, O.P., Priory, Fall River 1949, Rev. Jose P. d~Amaral, Parochial'V'icar, Santo Christo, Fall River 1979, Rev. George Daigle, Pastor, Sacred Heart, North Attleboro June 5
1954, Very Rev. Thomas 1. McLean, Y.F. Pastor, St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis 1970, Rev. Msgr. Louis Prevost, Retired Pastor, St. Joseph, New Bedford
Pope names coadjutor bishop for Fort,Worth 4 The current ordinary, Bishop Joseph P. Delaney, is a native of Fall River, Mass. By NANCY FRAZIER O'BRIEN CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHIINGTON Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Msgr. Kevin W. Vann, vicar for clergy and pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Springfield, 111., as coadjutor bishop ofFort Worth, Texas. He will become head ofthe diocese when Fort Worth Bishop Joseph P. Delaney, 70, retires or dies. The appointment was announced in Washington by Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Bishop-designate Vann, born May 10, 1951, in Springfield, 111., received praise from Bishop George J. Lucas of Springfield. "Pope Benedict XVI has chosen a generous and holy pastor for this important role of service and leadership," Bishop Lucas said. "I will miss his support and wise counsel, but I am happy for the Catholics of the Diocese of Fort Worth who will find in him a dedicated bishop." Bishop-designate Vann attended elementary and high school in Springfield and earned a bachelor's degree in medical technology at Milikin University in Decatur in 1974. After college, he worked for three years at St.
John's Hospital in Springfield. He began his studies for the priesthood at the Diocesan Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield and then graduated from Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis in 1981. He also earned a doctorate in canon law from the University ofSt. Thomas Aquinas in Rome in 1985 and taught canon law at Kenrick· Seminary in 198587. Ordained a priest on May 30, 1981, he served as pastor or parochial administrator at several Springfield-area parishes. At the same time he also served as diocesan judge, defender of the bond, and advocate for the Office of the Tribunal from 1985 to 1994. He was a judge on the Interdiocesan Court ofAppeals for the province ofChicago during the same period. Bishop-designate Vann was appointed pastor of Blessed Sacrament - the parish where he himself was baptized - and vicar for priests in 2001, and was named a monsignor in 2002. He also has served as episcopal liaison for Hispanic ministry. , Bishop-designate Vann said he was honored to be among the first U.S. appointments ofPope Benedict XVI, "whom I very much admire." He also said he was "greatly influenced" by the late Pope John Paul II, whom he met "perhaps half a dozen times" during his studies in Rome.
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The Diocese of Fort Worth, made up of 28 counties in north central Texas, has more than 400,000 Catholics in a total population of about two million. Bishop Delaney, who has headed the Fort Worth diocese since' 1981, said in an interview with the North Texas Catholic, diocesan newspaper, that he had no immediate plans to retire. "But it is consoling to know that there is someone who can assist me during the years ahead," he said. "I am looking forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary
Bishop Delaney, who grew up on Read Street in Fall River, Mass., and was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, is a graduate of the former Msgr. Coyle High School in Taunton. He was ordained a priest for the Fall River diocese in December 1960. Seven years later he was given permission to serve on a temporary basis with the struggling complement of only 14 priests in the growing Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, where another former Fall River priest, Cardinal Humberto Medeiros, was bishop at the time. Father Delaney subsequently became chancellor there, and in 1981 was named and ordained as Bishop of Fort Worth.
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Diocesan seminarian among 31 installed as lectors in Maryland EMMITSBURG, Md.- Bishop David E. Foley ofBirmirigham,Ala., recently installed 31 seminarians into the ministry of lector at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., on April 29. The ceremony took place in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. Among the 31 seminarians ofthe first year of theology installed into the ministry of lector was William Michael Sylvia from the Diocese of
Fall River, Mass. Seminarians normally receive this ministry at the end of their first year of theological studies. Lectors are appointed for the task ofreading the word ofGod in the liturgical assembly. Their formation at the Mount helps seminarians cultivate knowledge and love of the sacred Scriptures, preparing them not only to read the word of God, but to assimilate that word in their hearts.
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Economic difficulties How is the global world impacting on us? What does it mean for the economic future of America. What opportunities will it present for the future cultural definition of our world? These are but a few questions that are swiftly evolving in our own American family. Few doubt that our national identification will not be affected by the developing new world order. Globalization fueled by ever developing communication systems is shrinking our planet. No nation is really isolated unto itself. For some countries this process has reaped tremendous benefits;'for others it brings some brooding problems. This is especially true of our own relationsqip with China. Most Americans viewed China as a peasant backwater dominated by a cruel political structure. It's tremendous potential was really never appreciated. Trapped by archaic Communism, it seemed that it could not become a major world player. Then something happened. The sleeping giant woke up and leaped onto the world stage. Western economics and new dressed up leadership has now moved China into the global spotlight. It has refined all the benefits of Capitalism to its advantage and is fast becoming a rival to our own American economy. China is having a real impact on trade, jobs, oil and mineral prices, and above all, our business. The flood of cheap imports into the world market is causing wide gaps in trading. For example, our own trade imbalance with China is ever growing. China's production level is ever increasing. It is consuming more and more of the world's metal and 'fuel to meet the demands of its own expansion. China has also reached out to other nations rather than the United States to feed its massive economy. Such nations as Australia, Canada and Brazil are making huge profits in exports to China. It also has the advantage ofbeing good trading partners with its Communist allies such as Cuba. In the long run, Amerioa ,will see its influence diminished, as China extends the opportunity of investment and trade to nations other than the United States. The big winner in this outreach will be Latin ~erica. , With this in mind, one can easily see why world prices are ever on the increase, especially in the areas of oil consumption and raw material. These increases will affect our pocketbooks. Americans have to payout more in these areas, while trying to balance their own shrinking incomes. Trade gaps and imbalanced budgets have a way of reaching into personal financial realities. Of course the big world players will fill their accounts with billions; it will be the little man who becomes poorer. Globally, poverty is ever on' the increase. this is the basic injustice that evolves when things . become more important than people. So ,often we ignore the'trutH that rich nations have a moral responsibility toward those who are unable to ensuie the means oftheir development by' themselves, o~ have been prevented from doing so by tragic events such as the , case in so many nations ofAfrica. As we face the economic future, let us remember that the devel~ opment of econoinic activity and growth in production are meant to provide for the needs of human beings. Economic life is not meant solely to multiply goods and increase profit and power. It is ordered first of all to the service of persons, of the whole person and the entire human family. Let's never forget that in the beginning, God entrusted the earth and its resources to the common路 stewardship' of all of mankind.
EMILY O'HEIR AND HANK BALLARD, SECOND-GRADERS AT ST. MARy-SACRED HEART SCHOOL, NORTH ATTLEBORO, ASSIST IN CROWNING A STATUE OF THE BLESSED MOTHER DURING CEREMONIES AT THE SCHOOL LED BY FATHER DAVID A. COSTA.
"Do NOT BE AFRAID, MARY; FOR YOU HAVE FOUND FAVOR WITH GOD" (LUKE
were not only recalling the events Since 1868, Americans have come together at the end ofMay to ofthe great exodus from slavery in Egypt into the Promised Land but remember and honor those who have given their lives to protect somehow mysteriously entering and defend us, who have paid the into them - and made it the supreme sacrifice so that we might foundational idea ofthe new and be free. eternal covenant. This is a weekend in which we When Jesus instructed and pray to the Lord that all those ordained his apostles to "do this in whose names have been written memory ofme," ~e was providing, heroically with blood in the annals ofour nation may likewise have their Putting Into names inscribed indelibly in the Book ofLife. ' the Deep This year our prayer for them takes place By Father Roger within the context ofa J. Landry much more ancient -Memorial Day on which The Executive Editor we remember the One whose sacrifice gives meaning to in the Mass, the means by which all others. we would be able to participate On Sunday we celebrate the "live" so to speak - in the eternal feast ofthe Body and Blood ofthe events ofthe upper room, Calvary Lord Jesus - the body and blood and the empty tomb. The Mass is willingly given and shed for us on the memorial in which we not only the victorious battlefield of recall what Jesus did, but share in Calvary. On the night before Jesus it. Through the Eucharist, we enter, , OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER put the words of.consecration into in time, into the eternal passover Published weekly by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River body language, he took the from death to life, from the slavery P.O. BOX 7 887 Highland Avenue elements of.the Jewish PassOver of sin to the eternal promised land. Fall River, MA 02720 Fall River, MA 02722-0007 ritual -the Unleavened bread, the The early Church referred to FAX 508-675路7048 Telephone 508-675-7151 four cups ofwine, the unblemished this living memorial by the Greek E-mail: TheAnchor@Anchornews.org lamb - and gave them new word anamnesis, which contains Send address changes to P.O. Box, call or use E-mail address meaning and an entirely new the same idea as the Hebrew substance. zikkaron, but adds something else. EXECUTIVE EDITOR Moreover, he took the Jewish It means literally ''unforgetting'' Rev. Msgr. John F. Moore notion ofmemorial- zikkaron, (precisely, ''un-amnesia''). It points EDITOR NEWS EDITOR OFFICE MANAGER the idea that when the Jews to the obvious but hard truth that David B. Jolivet James N. Dunbar Mary Chase celebrated the Passover meal they so often we can have amnesia
concerning all that God has done and continues to do for us. We can forget that Jesus, the King ofKings, God himself, is truly present in a tabernacle close by. We can forget how much love God showed us in becoming man, in dying for uS, and especially in remaining with us under the humble appearances of bread and wine. We can forget that the Eucharist is the single greatest gift we can receive in the world and therefore needs to be, as Pope John Paul II said, the "magnetic pole" ofour entire life. Corpus Christi is a day on which we're called to stop forgetting all those realities, and, with our memories refreshe9, to begin again to act in accordance with them. IfPope Benedict were corning to your parish on Sunday afternoon arid wanted to talk to you personally, would you arrange your weekend to take advantage ofthe privilege? Well, I've got even greater news for you: the pope's boss is coming to your Church on Sunday aftemoon to spend intimate time witlfyou in Eucharistic adoration. . The question is whether each of us will resist the ingrained tendency to forget that the Eucharist really is Jesus Christ. Ifwe do resist that bad habit, then we will Turn to page J3 - Memorial
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A summer salute Aside from five rainy weeklong since been eliminated. ends in a row, we all know Horseracing's Triple Crown summer is just weeks away! events will be wrapping up for What better time of year is the ,2005. From a sports perspective, dawn of summer in southern you can't find any truer athletes New England? than the two-year-olds bolting To begin with, this time of around the track -simply year is when the Major League beautiful. Baseball contenders (the world Things in the real world will champion Red Sox), and the start coming alive as well at this pretenders (the Yankees) begin to separate themselves. Not much beats a warm evening or hot, sunny afternoon at Fenway Park. Next, the National Basketball Association By Dave Jolivet will crown a champion in the coming weeks. This meant a lot more to us when the Boston Celtics time of year. had Bird, Parrish, et ai, but to . It's time to slip the cover off some it's still an exciting .the grill, scrape off the remnants moment in sports. from the last cheeseburgers of The (world champion) New 2004, gather family and friends, England Patriots have recently and enjoy ~eared meat and each completed mandatory-voluntary other in the warm sunshine as mini-camp, and we'll soon see often as possible. And how our gladiators sweating and many of us will run out of beating themselves senseless in propane in the middle of such 90-degree temperatures preparan event? Good times. ing to make a run at a three-peat. Those with swimming pools How much fun is that to watch will do what those with swimwhile gulping an ice-cold cola? ming pools usually do to get Had the National Hockey ready for the season, while League not committed suicide, those of us without pools we would be watching the home patiently wait for the haves to stretch of the Stanley Cup complete the process.路 playoffs, although most likely Waiting for us iIi the not-toothe Boston Bruins would have distant future are games of
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Wiffie Ball, bocce, horseshoes, and croquet. After that we'll fish, swim, hike and sunbathe. It's time to invest in cases of sunscreen, bug spray, Aloe Vera, and Bactine. Summer - good times! But before the good times roll, let's all take a minute to remember that none of this would exist as we know it without the sacrifice and commitment of all our military veterans. Regardless of what one think's about American policy, domestic or foreign, this country is still the greatest in the world, and if not for the U.S., many other countries wouldn't enjoy the freedom and protection they now have. Our military women and men have always defended the defenseless, often without thanks. On the contrary, our veterans have often borne the brunt ofprotestors and non-friendly's in this and other countries. Simply put, we wouldn't have what we have today, including the right to protest, if it wasn't for our veterans. Come Monday, Memorial Day 2005, take a minute to thank a veteran, be it your dad, mom, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, neighbor or stranger. And take another moment to offer a prayer for the souls of those
who died defending what we enjoy today. . To Lt. Col. Filmore W. McAbee of Cummaquid, a much-decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean War, a man who was a POW with Father Emil Kapaun, thank you sir. Rest in peace colonel. Comments are welcome at dave;firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ATILEBORO-The National Shrine ofOur Lady ofLa Sa!ette will host the 13th annual Filipino Pilgrimage Day Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m. It is also the celebration ofthe 22nd anniversary in honor of Lord of Pardon, Holy Infant Jesus. The day will include rosary, procession and the 12:10 p.m. celebration of Mass. For more information call 508-222-5410. FALL RIVER - St. Mary's Cathedral will host First Saturday Devotions following the 9 a.m. celebration ofMass June 4. It will close with Benediction ofthe Blessed Sacrament at noon. For more information call 508-673-2833. FALL RIVER -
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Goldrick. "Basically, I just keep everyone on time and happy. The organizers have told be I must dress formally in something called 'Cowboy cheque,' whatever that is. The last time I rode a horse, I fell off. Cowboy down." For further information, visit www.friendsofthecreche.org or www.landofenchantingnativities.oIE路
the feast of Corpus Christi will be celebrated 'with a holy hour from noon to I p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Parish at Holy Cross Church. It will include prayer, song and Benediction ofthe Blessed Sacrament.
NORTH DARTMOUTH The diocesan Divorced-Separated Support Group will meet May 30 from 7-9 p.m. at the Family Life Center, 500 Slocum Road. It will include the video "New Relationships." Refreshments and discussion will follow. For more information call Bob Menard at 508-673-2997.
MASHPEE - A Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated Sunday at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Parish for all infants who died before or shortly after birth. Families are encouraged to attend and enroll their loved ones in the Book ofRemembrance. For more information call 508-477-7700.
TAUNTON - Members ofthe Taunton District Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will sponsor Mass June 6 at 7 p.m. at Annunciation ofthe Lord Parish for the intention of the canonization of Blessed Frederic Ozanam and in memory of deceased members. Its regulm:monthly meeting will follow in the parish hall.
NEW BEDFORD - Volunteers are needed to work with women and children at the Donovan House, a transitional home for women and children. Training and ongoing support are provided. For more information call Catholic So-' cia! Services at 508-999-5893.
WEST HARWICH- The ProLife groups of several parishes will host a holy hour Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Rosary will precede Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
NEW BEDFORD-TheCourage Group of the diocese will sponsor a holy hour in the chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. James Church Sunday from 7-8 p.m. Courage is a group for people dealing with same-sex attraction issues while striving to. lead chaste lives. The holy hour is to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi. For more infor-
YARMOUTHPORT- Father Roger Landry will lead a morning of recollection, themed "Putting Out into the Deep," June 11 at the Sacred Heart Chapel, beginning with the sacrament ofreconciliation at 8:30 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. and the day will include two conferences on prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
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Friday, May 27, 2005
Reflections stirred by. serving the homebound As I drive into the parish
parking lot, I savor the absolute beauty ofthis spring morning. It's spring, and in one dramatic, synchronized gesture, all the birch trees have exploded with triumphant little leaves. Heading for the meeting room, I note there's not a cloud in the sky. When I emerge from the windowless room in an hour, this perfect day will still be there for me. I have soil to overturn, I've seen plenty of Saturday garage sale signs that piqued my interest, and ' the dog will be eagerJor a walk. But sometimes when I leave our monthly "Care and Compassion" meetings, I'm not quite the woman I was when I walked in. This day is like that.
For the Journey By Effie Caldarola
We acknowledge that our little committee is misnamed. Our singular mission is taking the Eucharist to the homebound on Sunday. There are other committees (like "Outreach") that solve problems such as how someone Without transportation gets to a doctor's appointment or how a family struck with devastating illness gets a warm evening meal. Our job is to ensure that those who can't make itto Mass partake ofthe Body of Christ nonetheless. We have our little list of the homebound (a much nicer word than "shut-ins"), and we report on the month's activity. Ruth - no real names usedlives with her daughter and relies on oxygen. A medication for arthritis took a toll on her lungs. Now well into her 80s, she is cheerful and alert, and always ready for a good long visit. The little women at one ofthe nicest assisted-living homes remain about the same. One is sliding more into dementia, apd there is a question abou~ whether
one of the women who wants to receive is really Catholic. We consult with our deacon or priest over these thornier issues of eligibility, but sometimes we are forced to make our own pastoral judgments on the spot. The care provider at one assisted-living facility has begun telling us "it's not a good time" to visit Emma. She's in the third stage ofdementia, we're told, not having good nights. We ponder whether it's legitimate, this being turned away, and someone remarks that the home - an in-home care center - seems "creepy." Inevitably, our attention turns to how nice it would be to havemore help, and from there we view the wider parish picture. We all know someone who needs support, someone who's received a devastating diagnosis, someone who's having a knee replacement, someone whose husband is moving into dementia. "This Church is our community," remarks the woman next to me. '''This is where people should turn for help." We talk about whether things are coordinated enough at the parish. We have coll}rnittees, but are they in touch with each other? Can we get the word out on the needs we have? . "There are so many people out there who would help, ifthey just knew some need they could fill," someone says. _ Our dormant stewardship committee finally has been reborn, and it has a big job to do coordinating all the people who could help with all the people who need help, motivating the folks in ,the pews to be more than Sunday Catholics. . I look around at our committee. We're middle-aged·and beyond. The day will come when some of us will need the help we now give. The day is still lovely as I head to my car, spring still beckoning. But my mood is just a little more reflective now. .
People wearing rainbow sashes denied Communion in Chicago WASHINGTON (CNS) People wearing rainbow sashes to ' show support for gay and lesbian Catholics were denied Communion in the Archdioceses of Chicago and St. Paul-Minneapolis on Pentecost Sunday, which was May 15. In the Los Angeles Archdiocese, meanwhile, members of the Rainbow Sash Movement decided not to wear their 'distinctive sashes at Masses because of the "warm welcome" they said gays and lesbians receive in the archdiocese. In the St. Paul-Minneapoli!'i Archdiocese; . priests at.the.Cathedral ofSt. Paul
refused to give Communion May 15 to about 150 people who w~re wearing rainbow sashes, but invited them to come forward for a blessing. The refusal was in keeping with a newly announced policy by Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of St. PaulMinneapolis after consultation with Vatican officials. Previously, sash wearers were allowed to receive Communion in the archdiocese. In Chicago, a policy against giving Communion to· sash wearers has been in force for several years and those wearing the sash were again refused Communion May 15.'
GIRL AND BOY SCOUTS and Scout leaders gathered with Bishop George W. Coleman and Father Stephen B. Salvador, center, at St. Mary's Cathedral for the annual Religious Emblem Award Mass and ceremony. Also pictured is Father Michael Racine, far left. (Photo by Eric Rodrigues)
Diocesan Scouts" Scout leaders recognized at emblem cerem·ony FALL RIVER - Bishop Howling, Stacey LeTourneau, Gregory Coleman, Thomas George W. Coleman bestowed Erin Mead, .and Kerri Souza, Flaherty, Andrew Harmon, and Scouting awards to 57 girls and Troop 1020, St..John Neumann, William Turner, Troop 54, Our boys and five adults at the annual East Freetown;' Leanna Furtado Lady of Victory, Centerville; and Religious Emblem Ceremony and Lynn Furtado, Troop 1020, Justin Runyon, Troop 54, St. held earlier at St. Mary's Cathe- Good Shepherd, Fall River; John the Evangelist, Pocasset. Pope Pius XII Emblem - for dral here. In addition, Father Ashley Graca, Kelly McCarthy, Stephen B. Salvador, diocesan and Abby Nelson,' Troop 1020, scouts in ninth grade, dealing with life choices, occupations Scouting chaplain and the Region St. Bernard's Assonet. Megan Arruda and Chelsey and ministries in the Church as a One chaplain, covering all of New England, presented the Roussel, Troop 1076, SS. Peter calling from God: Brandon Brasseur, Kyle bishop with the National Catho- & Paul, Fall River; Sydney Carlic Corrvnittee on Scouting Qual- dinal, Troop 1l08, St. Michael's, Brasseur, James Cafferty, and ity Diocesan Certificate. The dio- Swansea; Jillian Bettencourt, Trevor Perry, Troop 11 , St. cese earned the certificate hav- Troop 1124, Espirito Santo, Fall Francis Xavier, Acushnet; Aning eflrned 12 of 14 objectives set. River; and Julie LaChance, drew Lackie, Troop II, St. John by the NCCS and the National Troop 1514, St. Anne's, Fall Neumann, East Freetown; Lionel Lefleur, Troop II, St. Anthony of Conference of Catholic Bishops, River. Marian Emblem - for girls Padua, New Bedford; and four more than the minimum. Father Salvadore told the 12-15, providing a unique oppor- Michael Przystarz, Our Lady of bishop, "I want to thank you for tunity to develop new insights Guadalupe, New Bedford. Adult Awards . all the support that you give to into herself, friends and family St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Emthe Catholic Scouting program . and the world around her through and to me personally in my min- discussion and sharing to enable blem - to recognize the meritoistry to youth. Not only here but a better understanding of the rious contributions of adults who serve Catholic youth through Girl Christian life: nationally." Brooke Stapleton, Troop 890, Scouts and Camp Fire. This Girl Scout emblem recipients: Family olGod Emblem - for St. John the Evangelist, medal affirms the work of those girls in second and third grade, Attleboro; Noelle Spinale, Inde- who help youth develop their helping them discover the pres- pendent, St. Francis Xavier, spiritual lives: Gail Ramey, Holy Family, ence of God in their daily lives Acushnet; Ashley Benevides, Nicole Morrissette, and Ana Taunton. in the family and in the parish: Bronze Pelican Emblem Molly Arruda, Troop '1002, Felicai Romero, Troop 1150, St. SS. Peter & Paul Parish, Fall . Patrick, Somerset; Colby awarded to Scouts and adults· for River; Monique Cardinal, Troop Bergeron and Stephanie Pereira, exceptional service to Catholic 1096, St. Michael's, Swansea; Troop 1150, St. Louis de France, Scouting: Jeff Dumais, Notre Dame, Caitlyn Bettencourt, Troop 1220; Swansea; Ashley Brouillard, Conroy, and Fall. River; Robert Richard, St. Espirito Santo,' Fall River; and Samantha Jenna-Mae Malenfant, Troop Kassandra Simcock, Troop 1150, Patrick, Wareham; Nathan 1220, SS. Peter & Paul, Fall St. Thomas More, Somerset; and Gongola, Holy Name of the SaRiver. Emily Golden, Holy Name, Fall cred Heart of Jesus, New I Live My Faith Emblem - for River. Bedford; and Kathleen Harmon, Boy Scout emblem recipients: Our Lady of Victory, girls ages nine to 11, focusing on ' Ad Altare Dei Emblem - to Centerville. developing an awareness of their Michael Przystarz presented potential as an ever-growing per- help the scout of six months or so~, involved with her troop, more to develop a full Christian ,the First Reading of the Mass, family and community: way Of life in the faith commu- and Noelle Spimile the second. Shelby Cabral, Troop 479, St. nity, based ~m the seven sacra-. Lionel Lefleur read the Boy Joseph's, Taunton; Lauren ments: Scout Oath, and Fallon Bergeron Connon, Troop 479, St. Jacques', Matthew Hartnett, John and Kassandra Simcock preTaunton; Jennifer Polgar, Troop Killon, Joshua Shadan, and Tho- sented the Girl Scout Law & 479, Annunciation of the Lord, mas VonGeorge, Troop 47, Cor- Promise. Taunton; Jennifer Lubold and pus Christi, East Sandwich; Concelebrating with Bishop Rochelle St. Onge, both from . Kevin McAuliffe, Shane Harris, Coleman were Fathers Salvador Troop 435 and St. Joseph's Par- Eric Lavigne, and, Nolan Ryan, . and Michael Racine. ish, Taunton; Klarissa Antalek; Tr.oQP .54, ·Christ the King; A reception followed at St. Katherine Cummings, Amanda . Mashpee; Nicholas Atcheson, Mary's School Hall.
Did Jesus shed his blood for 'many' of for 'all'? Q. According to all the original languages involved. Gospel stories of the Last In the Bible we find many socalled "Semitisms," written Supper, Jesus says his blood perhaps in Greek, but based on will be shed for "many" for previous texts handed down in a the forgiveness of sins. Why then does the priest at Mass Semitic language, in this case say for "all"'! This seems to be misquoting _ - - - - - - - - - the Gospel. Why the change? (Wisconsin) A. Only two Gospels, in fact, use the word you quote. Luke does not, nor does Paul in his By Father reference to the Last John J. Dietzen Supper (1 Cor 11:2325). John, of course, Aramaic or Hebrew. does not include the institution Thus, the Greek text of Mark of the Eucharist in his account and Matthew, in these verses of that night before the crucifixfrom the Last Supper, do use the ion. word "pollon," "many." The You are correct about the significant point is, however, seeming change in translation. that Hebrew and Aramaic have The present Latin text of the no equivalent word for "all." Mass says "pro multis," which Hebrew "rabbim" means means literally for many, but is translated in English as "for all." "many," but also has the meaning of "all" - "the many That this translation is correct, who form the whole." however, is clear from the
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Numerous examples appear elsewhere in both the Old and New Testaments. Matthew 20:28 says Jesus gave his life for the ransom "of many." The. meaning is clear: He gave it for all humanity, not just some. The Catholic New American Bible explains this verse in these words. "Many does not mean some are excluded, but is a Semitism designating the collectivity who benefit from the service of the one, and is equivalent to al1." This inclusive meaning of "many" was well understood by early Christians. John's Gospel, for example, while it devotes five chapters to events at the Last Supper, makes no reference to the institution of the Eucharist. John's main eucharistic texts are in Chapter 6, where Jesus "foretells" that he will give his disciples his flesh to eat
and his blood to drink. In the climactic phrase, Jesus. declares that the bread he will give is his flesh "for the life of the world" (In 6:51). That same universal meaning of the eucharistic words is preserved, by the way, in the Mass texts of Spanish ("por todos"), French (''pour Ie multitude"), Italian ("per tutti") and other languages. Our English words at Mass are, therefore, the most accurate translation of this important passage that biblical scholarship can give us. , Q. In the Apostles Creed, we say Christ "suffered under Pontius Pilate" Other than Mary, he is the only person mentioned by name. We don't place total blame for the suffering and death of Jesus on Judas or anyone else. Why would Pilate be pointed out in the Apostles and Nicene creeds? (New Jersey) A. It does seem strange, but
several reasons have been offered. Some have said, for example, that in the creeds the death of Jesus is explained by the oppressive cruelty and viciousness of Pilate, whose evil nature as Roman procurator of Judea was notorious even in Rome. More likely, however, Pilate is mentioned simply to put the death of Jesus into its specific place in history. Basing dates on the reign of a particular king or ruler, or on wars and other major events, was common before our style of calendar came into general use. A free brochure describing basic Catholic prayers, beliefs alld moral precepts is available by selldillg a stamped, selfaddressed ellvelope to Father Johll Dietzell, Box 3315, Peoria IL 61612. Questiolls may be sent to Father Dietzell at the same address, or E-mail: lidietzell@;goLcom.
SUVs, DVDs and all things digital guitar and hamlonica? The Did you have the same harmonica is wired to his head reaction 1 did when you first by a contraption that looks like saw a commercial advertising teeth braces on steroids - you, the new SUVs that feature the know, like Dylan's." IittleDVD movie screens? No, no, no - not that someone is going to rack up one scary total of video late fees when they drive from Minnesota to Florida with "Finding Nemo" tucked under the seat. By Dan Morris No, no, no - not that microwave popcorn accessories will be next. My first reaction was more Anyway, the advertiser is a like, "This is over the top." major hamburger chain. The My second reaction was, message is that people love "This is waaaay over the top." these major chain hamburgers so What's wrong with the much that they modify the longstanding tradition of harmonica headwear into burger children sitting in the back and feeding machines - and keep kicking the driver's seat and their hands free. whining, "Are we almost there This, of course, forces us to yet?" or "I have to go potty"? Can't we Americans walk, drive, ask if there will soon be headgear with flip-up or flip-around fly, ride, rest or recreate without or flip-down screens the wearer an electronic, digital and/or can use to access the Internet at computer-generated image in any given moment. our face? OK, maybe this is overreacWithin the past week I have ridden a shuttle bus with an eight- tion. Hey, maybe it is true that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. If inch square screen in my face that is true, we Catholics had hawking flights to Disney World, better hurry or I just know. the flown in a passenger jet that blinked images at me from an six- Baptists will beat us to it - you know, installing those little inch screen just above the tray screens in pews. table and listened to a young Sure, the liturgy police might family debate how they could make payments on that new SUV. raise a fuss, but I bet the parish finance people would cotton to (Note: They estimated that if this idea big time. Think about they sold their house, cashed in it. Right there in the pew you their 40 l-K and moved into the could be force-fed images SUV they could make it fit their budget. They are thinking about it.) persuading you to be more generous. Another TV commercial has And the liturgy folks might be applicability here. Have you assuaged a little when it is pointed seen the one where this Bob out they could place words to new Dylan-ish character plays a
songs on the little screens (as long as they have a good friend who is a copyright lawyer). Maybe a new parish job prayer screen acolyte, perhaps - would appear, and the screens could be so well controlled that the prayer screen acolyte could send individual messages to any pew at any time, such as: "Attention. You at Pew Screen 23C. Stop your two-yearold from eating the hymna1." Comments are welcome. Email Uncle Dan at cnsuncleOl@Yahoo.com.
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Pope honors 'heroic' German priest for saving Jews in WWII VATICAN CITY (CNS) Pope Benedict XVI praised the "heroic dedication" of a Germanborn priest who, during World War II, persuaded Nazi officials to spare the lives of Jews and political dissidents imprisoned in Rome. Salvatorian Father Pancrazio Pfeiffer was general superior ofthe Society of the Divine Savior in Rome during the nine months Italy was occupied by German troops. He became known as "the pope's messenger" as he took advantage of his German origins to gather information and mediate on behalf of Pope Pius XII with German authorities to get immunity for. religious institutes in Rome and win clemency for Jewish and political prisoners. Because Father Pfeiffer devel-
oped numerous personal contacts with some members ofthe German forces, he was able to save the lives of hundreds of prisoners. On the occasion of the 60th anniversarY ofFather Pfeiffer's death May 12, the Vatican's secretary of state, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, sent a telegram on behalfofPope Benedict praising the priest's example. The pope ''wishes the shining example ofthis eager religious may encourage a renewed dedication to the building of a civilization of love," said the telegram. To mark the 60th anniversary of Father'Pfeiffer's death, the Society of the Divine Savior opened a temporary photographic exhibition in Rome documenting the priest's work to save lives during the Nazi occupation in 1943-44.
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THE CROWN on the statue ofthe Virgin Mary, which contains the bullet that struck Pope John Paul II in 1981, is displayed at the end of a procession at the Marian shrine in Fatima, Portugi:lI, May 13, the 88th anniversary of the first appearan~ of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children. (CNS photo from Reuters)
MEN PROSTRATE themselves in front of the altar of St. Peter's Basilica during their priestly ordination May 15. Pope Benedict XVI ordained 21 priests during the Mass and called on them to be "the joy of Christ to those who suffer, those in路doubt and even those who are reluctant." (CNSphoto from Reuters)
Pope asks new priests to lead people to Christ through Eucharist VATICAN CITY (CNS) Maintaining a tradition of his pr~颅 decessor, Pope Benedict XVIordained 21 priests and urged them to lead people to Christ through the Eucharist. By centering their mission on the Eucharist, the new priests can bring "the joy of Christ to those who suffer, those in doubt and even those who are reluctant,:' the pope said during the Mass in St. Peter's Basilica May 15. The newly ordained, who completed their priestly studies in the Diocese ofRome, were applauded by friends and relatives who packed the basilica. The priests included 11 from Italy and 10 other countries in Europe, Africa and South America. The annual ordination Mass was a traditionbegun by Pope John Paul II, who in later years needed help getting through the long and taxing liturgy. Pope Benedict, dressed in brilliant red vestments, celebrated the liturgy with vigor. After the candidates presented themselves, the pope asked his vicar for the Rome diocese, Cardinai Camillo Ruini, "Are you sure they are worthy?" Cardinal Ruini said they were, based on information from seminary teachers and the wider Christian community. As the candidates knelt before him one by one, the pope held their hands and asked them, "Do you promise to me and to my successors filial respect and obedience?" They answered, "Yes, I promise." The candidates then.prostrated themselves on a red carpet before the main altar, as a choir sang a litany of the saints. After laying hands on the head
of each candipate, the pope pronounced an ordination prayer that . underlined the need for a spirit of . holiness among priests, asking that they be models of conduct for all people. The pope read his long homily emphatically. He said the Eucharist should be the focus of the priest's spiritual life and the stimulus for their evangelizing work. "Consider the possibility of worthily celebrating the Eucharist . as the center of every day. Lead people again and again to this mystery. Help them, starting out from the Eucharist, to bring the peace of Christ into the world,'~ he said. The pope framed his remarks about the priesthood in a description of the "mission of the Holy Spirit" and the Church's duty to spread the Gospel. That is a task that has implications for human freedom, he said. He said the Ten Commandments represent the foundation for the just ordering of freedom in human society, which cannot exist without reference to God. The Holy Spirit, he said, helps people understand this perspective and helps the Church spread its message. "The Church must continually become what it already is: It must open borders between peoples and break down the barriers between classes and races," he. said. "In the Church there cannot be the forgotten or the scorned. In the Church there are only the free brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ," he said. The pope asked the priests to remember that the strength given by the Holy Spirit is in a ,special . way "the strength offorgiveness."
"Forgiveness comes from the cross; (Christ) transforms the world with the love he gives ... and only this grace can transform the world路 and build peace," he said. He added that the forgiveness given in the sacrament 0f penance is one of the Church's "precious treasures." At the end of the liturgy, the smiling pope walked down the main aisle of the basilica and blessed the faithful, who reached out to touch him. He paused twice to kiss two babies on the head. Speaking at a noon blessing afterward, the pope said the ordinations marked a day of celebration for the Church in Rome. "We give thanks for the gift of these new priests, and we pray that in Rome and throughout the world numerous and holy priestly vocations may flower and mature," he told a crowd of50,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square. The pope, noting that it was Pentecost Sunday, made a point he has touched upon more than once in the first month of his papacy: the "indissoluble link that exists in the Church between the Spirit and the institution." That link extends to the Church's teaching authority, he said. "Without the Holy Spirit, the Church would be reduced to a merely human organization, weighed down by its own structures," he said. In God's plan, the Holy Spirit works through human means to affect history, he said, and this helps explain the Church's role. The pope then led the singing of the "Regina Coe/t' in a strong voice, and delivered briefgreetings to pilgrims in German and Italian.
Friday, May 27, 2005
Anglicans, Catholics in agreement on Mary's role in Christian life By CINDY WOODEN CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
do not recognize the infallibility of the pope and because Mary's conception and assumption are VATICAN CITY - While some Roman not mentioned explicitly in Scripture, the two Catholics may need to exercise more care in their dogmas have been considered major obstacles devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, honoring to Christian unity. her and seeking her help are not practices that In the five years they spent working on the should separate Catholics and Anglicans, says a document, members of ARCIC did not try to new joint statement. tackle the question of papal infallibility, but The Anglican-Roman Catholic International rather looked at the content of the two dogmas, Commission recently released its statement of particularly in reference to Scripture, early agreement, "Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ." Church theologians and the statements of Church The document said, "We believe there is no councils held before Roman Catholics and Ancontinuing theological reason fQr ecclesial divi- glicans split. sion on these matters." "Anglicans and Roman Catholics together afDevotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, often firm" that Mary was biologically Jesus' mother, seen as a distincthat she was a virtively Roman Cathogin and that Jesus lic or Orthodox was conceived by practice, has roots in the power of the Scripture and the Holy Spirit, the early Christian tradidocument said. Early Church tion, which make it theologians taught part of Anglicans' heritage as well, the that Mary remained a virgin, it said. "In document said. their reflection, virIn their liturgical ginity was undercalendars, both Anstood not only as glicans and Roman physical integrity, Catholics mark mabut as an interior jor events in the life disposition of openof Mary, and in their ness, obedience and formal prayers both single-hearted firefer to her as "ever delity to Christ." virgin" and as By the 16th cen"Mother of God [ntury, however, recarnate," the docuformers were callment said. ing for greater reBy examining straint in Marian "our shared belief devotion that had concerning the seemed to move far Blessed Virgin beyond Scripture Mary," the docuand tradition, ment said,'members ARCIC said. of the dialogue team The reformers' hoped to provide a emphasis on Jesus "context for a comChrist as the only mon appreciation of mediator between the Marian dogmas" WHilE SOME Roman Catholics may need to God and humanity of the Immaculate Conception and the exercise more care in their devotion to the Blessed led them to reject Assumption, which Virgin Mary, honoring her and seeking her help the "real and perhave divided Angli- are not practices that should separate Roman ceived abuses surcans and Roman Catholics and Anglicans, said leaders of the two rounding devotion Catholics for 150 churches May 16. The Immaculate Conception and to Mary." the Assumption have divided Anglicans and Catho"To be Roman years. Catholic came to be While the Vatican lics for 150 years. (CNS photo from Crosiers) identified by an emand the Anglican phasis on devotion Communion office authorized publication of the new document for to Mary," the statement said. And the growth in study and discussion, the Roman Catholic . devotion contributed to the consensus among RoChurch and the Anglican Communion do not man Catholics that led to the solemn definitions of consider it an official statement until the Vati- Mary's Immaculate Conception and Assumption. While Anglicans may object to the way the can and the Anglicans' Lambeth Conference ofdogmas were proclaimed, ARCIC members said ficially approve it. In their introduction, the Catholic co-chair- the teachings make sense when seen in the light man, Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett of Seattle, of a scriptural pattern thro~gh which God preand the Anglican co-chairman, Archbishop Pe- pares those he has called to fulfill a special mister F. Carnley of Perth, Australia, wrote, "In this sion and rewards those who wholeheartedly costatement we have had to face squarely dogmatic operate with him. Therefore, the dialogue members said, "we definitions which are integral to the faith of Roman Catholics but largely foreign to the faith of can affirm together that Christ's redeeming work reached 'back' in Mary to the depths of her beAngl icans." Invoking papal infallibility, the Catholic ing and to her earliest beginnings." But because Roman Catholics and Anglicans Church solemnly proclaimed in 1854 that Mary had been conceived free from original sin and believe that Mary now lives with Jesus, whom in 1950 that she was taken body and soul into she bore, "she is believed to exercise a distinctive ministry of assisting others through her acheaven at the end of her life. Because Anglicans and other non-Catholics tive prayer," it said.
PORTUGUESE CARDINAL Jose Saraiva Martins, head of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, talks with reporters in Rome recently. He was part of a panel discussing Pope John Paul II and the saints. (CNS photo by Nancy Wiechec)
Late pope lived 'extraordinary' life, says Vatican's sainthood chief VATICAN CITY (CNS) Pope Benedict XVI's decision to waive the five-year waiting period before Pope John Paul II's sainthood cause could begin was an "exceptional, extraordinary" move because the late pope was extraordinary, said Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins. "We all expected it because John Paul II's fame of holiness was clear to all," the cardinal, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, told Vatican Radio last week, a few hours after Pope Benedict announced his decision. The cardinal said the Rome Diocese "must proceed with the official opening of the cause for beatification, as well as with nominating a postulator" to guide and promote the work. Generally, a canonization cause is opened by the diocese where the potential saint died. In Krakow, Poland, Cardinal Franciszek Macharski told KAI, Poland's Catholic information agency, that the archdiocese would help collect testimonials about the late pope's life but would "fulfill all requirements" just like any other sainthood cause. Cardinal Saraiva Martins said the postulator guides the process of gathering the candidate's written work and documents related to his or her life and draws up a list of people who can testify to how the candidate heroically lived a life of Christian virtue. . "This is the mechanism foreseen by the juridical norms," he said. "Obviously, all of this requires time, but we truly hope that everything will proceed quickly and that we can venerate John Paul II as 'blessed' as soon as possible," the cardinal told the radio. "The. whole Church has proclaimed his holiness and told us: 'For us, John Paul II was a liv-
ing Gospel. He lived the Gospel in its depths. He truly was a saint, '" Cardinal Saraiva Martins said. He said Church leaders must listen to that type of consensus expressed by Catholics from all over the world. Cardinal Saraiva Martins, who is from Portugal, said it was a "happy coincidence" that Pope Benedict made his announcement May 13, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, to whom Pope John Paul had been so devoted. "I see in this a marvelous sign that underlines in a particularly strong way the intimate and profound bond John Paul II had with Fatima," he said. "The life of Pope John Paul is almost inexplicable without referring to Fatima." Pope John Paul was wounded by a would-be assassin May 13, 1981; he said he believed Our Lady of Fatima guided the bullets away from his vital organs, saving his life. In 2000, he authorized the release of the so-called "third secret of Fatima," the account of a vision shown in 1917 to the three children who saw the Virgin Mary at Fatima. The vision featured a "bishop dressed in white," who passes through a city halfin ruins, praying for the souls ofthe dead he passes. He reaches the top of a mountain, kneels in prayer and is shot dead. In a commentary on the message published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which Pope Benedict headed at the time, the Vatican said the vision could be read as a symbolic prophecy of the Church's struggle against atheistic political systems and that the shooting of the "bishop dressed in white" could be understood as a reference to the attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul.
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eNS video reviews NEW YORK (CNS)- Thefol- and crude language and profanity. lowing are capsule reviews of this The USCCB Office for Film & week's DVD and video releases Broadcasting classification is A-III from the Office for Film & Broad- - adults. (Criterion) casting of the U.S. Conference of "Open Water" (2004) Catholic Bishops. , Hair-raising deep-sea thriller "I Love Lucy - The Complete about a career-consumed couple Fourth Season" (1954-55) (Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis) The latest repackaging of the whose island vacation turns into a classic television series, featuring fight for survival when a mix-up the peerless comedy ofLucille Ball during a scuba-diving excursion and her cohorts, then-husband Desi leaves them stranded in the middle Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William of the ocean in shark-infested wa, Frawley. The fourth season was a t,ers. Inspired by true events and memorable one, including episodes made on a shoestring budget by the involving the Ricardos' and husband-and-wife team of Chris Mertzes' trip to Hollywood when Kentis and Laura Lau, the movie Ricky is signed for a movie.Attrac- follows a simple formula for primaltively packaged in slim-line cases, fear success: Take two actors, put each multi-episode disc includes them in the water with real sharks generous indexing, restored scenes, and, voila, you have one ofthe most original series openings (the famous truly terrifying films in years. SusWILL FERRELL and Mike Ditka star in a scene from the movie "Kicking & Screaming." heart logo was done for syndica- tained suspense, brieffrontal nudity, tion), radio episodes of Ball's "My and scattered rough and crude lan- For a brief review of this film, see CNS Movie Capsules below. (CNS photo from Universal) Favorite Husband;" the precursor guage. The USCCB Office for Film presence, this farce inspired by Slater, Will Kemp, Eion Bailey and 'for the "Lucy", series, and much & Broadcasting classification isAmore: Ideal family entertainment. III ---:- adults. (Lions Gate) "Bad News Bears" imparts a hu- Patricia Velasquez among them) "The Phantom of the Opera" morous critique of our and a Philadelphia cop (LL Cool 1) (CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment)' (2004) hypercompetitive culture, but de- along for the ride, on a desolate is"In Good Company" (2004) Opulent film version ofAndrew ' serves a penalty flag for a crass run- land where they are to participate ning gag which makes it questi~n- in an exercise concocted by their , Sharp and perceptive - ifsome- Lloyd Webber's long-running m~iwhat formulaic - comedy-drama cal about the disfigured m~dIpfll1in'~ able fare for very young viewers. borderline sadistic supervisor (Val C~\ Mf)vie ' Some comic violence, a minor Kilmer), only to find themselves about a sports magazine sales ex- an 1870 opera house in Pans, the same-sex parent theme, as well as being killed offone by one for real, ecutive (Dennis Quaid) who fmds young soprano whom he coaches himself working for a man almost from behind her dressing room Inircap~ule~ mildly crude language and humor, 'as in Agatha Christie's "Ten Little NEW YORK (CNS) - The fol- including some ethnically insensi- Indians." Director Renny Harlin's half his age (Topher Grace) when ror, and the young count who loves the magazine's parent company is her. Joel Schumacher's film is visu- lowing are capsule reviews ofmov- tive remarks, The USCCB Office blood-splattered shocker has some sold to a global conglomerate, and ally magnificent, and the lush ies recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting classifica- isolated moments of suspense, and later learns his new boss is having , soundtrack offers a fme earful, but for Film & Broadcasting ofthe U.S; tion is' A-IT - adults and adoles- a few surprising jolts, but any elean affair with his college-age daugh- the Phantom (Gerard Butler) is por- Conference of Catholic Bishops. "cents. The Motion Picture Associa- ments of this being a respectable "JiminyGlickinLaLaWood" tionofAmericaratingisPG-pa- whodunit are undermined by the ter (Scarlett Johansson). Director/ trayed as too much the handsome writer Paul Weitz's film is convinc- Byronic hero to be truly terrifying, (MGM) _ rental guidance suggested. sheer improbability ofthe proceedLame improvised comedy about "Kingdom of Heaven" (20th ingly on-target about the heartless- Christine (Emmy Rossum) is beauings, the unrelenting violence, and Century Fox) ness of the contemporary business tiful but dolefully impassive, and a clueless entertainment critic (a the lame dialogue. Much profanity, Sweeping, ifbloody and some- crude language, intense menace, world, and Quaid gives a particu- Raoul (patrick Wilson) bland, with well-padded Martin Short), who is larly fine performance, but the unconvincing lip-syncing that de- rocketed into the showbiz spotlight what revisionist, historical drama violence with blood and gore, dedaughter's oddly bold seduction of tracts from the drama. Miranda when he lands an exclusive one-on- set in the time ofthe Crusades about capitation, rear nudity, and a brief her father's boss in her dorm room Richardson, Minnie Driver, Simon one with a notoriously reclusive a disillusioned blacksmith (Orlando sexual encounter. The USCCB Ofis morally problematic and some- Callow and Ciaran, Hinds excel in young megastar, while at the same Bloom) elevated to knighthood who fice for Film & Broadcasting clashow rings false from a dramatic supportingroles.Fleetingrearnudity time becoming involved in a Hol- journeys to Jerusalem in search of sification is L - limited adult austandpoint. The widescreen DVD by a background eXt!:a' a few coarse lywood murder mystery. Despite redemption and becomes embroiled dience, films whose problematic includes some amusing, ifsupertlu- words and some violence. The some amusing mock interviews in the power struggle between the content many adults would find ous, deleted scenes, running com- USCCB Office for Film & Broad- with real celebrities, director Vadim tolerance-advocating Latin king and troubling. The Motion Picture Asmentary by Weitz and Grace, and castingclassificationisA-IT-adults Jean's unnecessarily crude and a war-mongering would-be usurper, sociation ofAmerica rating is R ,behind-the-scenes features. Some and adolescents. (Warner Bros.) mostly unfunny effort is another who threatens to disrupt the tenu- restricted. "Racing Stripes" (2005) example oftaking a TV comedy skit ous truce between the Christian and crude langUage, fleeting rear nudity "Monster-in-Law" (New Line) ;md a permissive-view of premariDelightfulfamily comedy about (Short's "Primetime Glick") and Muslim forces. Spectacularly diLightweight comedy about a tal sex. The USCCB Office for Film an 'underdog zebra (voiced by pointlessly stretching it into a fea-' rected by Ridley Scott and full of bride-to-be (Jennifer Lopez) who & Broadcasting classification isA- Frankie Muniz) who grows up be- , ture-length film, here saddled with grand-scale battle scenes and period locks horns with her prospective .m:..- adults. (Universal)' lieYing, that he' is a racehorse and 'a silly whodunit subplot. Lewd detail, the epic film takes license mother-in-law (played in~ention颅 ,: "The Life A.quatic With Steve proves he has the heart of a cham- sexual situations and humor, includ-, with the facts, but oyerall portrays ally over-the~top by Jane Fonda) ," ' ,Zissou" (2004) , , , pion by finding his inner thorough"ing a spooflesbian love scene, brief both sides 'a mix ofvice and vir- after fmding out that the latter is ,:'. Offbeat tragicomedy about a bied and ~ with a little help from violence and recurring rough and tue (though in its'skewed telling of trying to derail her upcoming wed,washed-up Jacques Cousteau~like a fonner horse trainer (Bruce vulgar language and profanity. The the events Christians come off as ding to the woman's doctor-son "oceanographer (played in delight- Greenwood), his young daughtet: USCCB Office for Film & Broad': the prime villains) and imparts a (Michael Vartan). Directed by .~ful dea~pan by Bill Murray) who, (Hayden Panettierre) and some casting classification is L -lim- timely me~sage of peaceful coex- Robert Luketic, the film marks the ,along With his Oddball crew, sets out barnyard buddies (voiced by .ited adult audience, films whose istence, as well ,as a strong condem- first acting appearance by Fonda 9P an,open-sea adventure -which Whoopi Goldberg and Dustin problematic content many adults nation ofviolence, ideological ha- in 15 years, but apart from Fonda , he chronicles on film as part of his Hoffman, among others) - com-' would find troubling. The Motion tredand war. Recurring intense and a witty turn by Wanda Sykes 'latestdocumentary~tohuntdown peting for top racing honors in a PictureAssociationofAmericarat-, battlefield violence and associated as her sassy assistant, the bland' ,the shark that ate his partner, while prestigious derby. Directed by . ing is R - restricted. gore, including decapitations, acting, combined with a weak "Kicking & Screaming" hacked limbs and flaming bodies, script and, at times, mean-spirited .atthe same time coming to terms Frederik Du Chau, this lively ,; \Yith a new d~ckharid (Owen Wil- crowd-pleasercombines live action (Universal) as well as a briefadulterous sexual hurnor, makes Fonda's return trip ~on) who may, or may not, ,be ,his and computer-generated talking' Mostly funny, ifformulaic, com- encounter. The USCCB Office for hardly worth the wait. Sexual situlong-lost son. Directed by Wes ariimal effects:'- think "Seabiscuit" edy about a timid suburban soccer Film & Broadcasting classifica- ations and hum~r, including sevAnderson, this Melvillian revenge meets "Babe" - and imparts a . dad (Will Ferrell), who seeks to re- tion is L -limited adult audience, eral crude gestures, some comic could use more wind in its sails, but ,charming feel-good message deem his unathletic childhood by films whose problematic cqntent violence, and sporadic crass lan,stays afloat thanks to its cleverly ab'out acceptance and overcoming ,.coaching his 10-year-old son's last- many adults would find troubling. guage and profanity. The USCCB ,quirky script, imaginatively ani- challenges by believing in your- place team and finds himself in the The Motion Picture Association Office for Film & Broadcasting . mated aqUatic life ~d good perfor- self.,Ethnic stereotyping and some championship game going head-to- ofAmerica rating is R - re- classification is A-III - adults. mances from its eccentric en- mildly crude language and humor. head with his own stricted, The Motion Picture Association of semble. $OlJui stro.ng violence, rec:, ,. 'I:he USCCB Office Jor ,F,ilm, & supercompetitive father (Robert., "Mindhunters" (Miramax) America rating is PG-13 ~ par'~eationaLdrug use;路ari i l11 plied',. ,Broadcasting' classification is A": . Duvall), who coaches the league's Ludicrous thriller about FBI' ents are strongly cautioned. Some 'sexuafertcoi.mier;'an .instanceol .II ..::: adults and' ado.lescents. best squad. Directed by Jesse Dylan profilers-in-training (lonny Lee material may be inappropriate for .'briefgratUito-usimditY, niuthrough_: ;(W~rnerBros;)' ..>': ,. ,', and dominated by Ferrell's' manic Miller, KatllrY:n Morris, Christian children under 13. .".:,.
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Smith, Jr.; $125-M/M Ronald Robertson; $125-Edith McIntyre, M/MAmold , $100-Mary Capone, M/M Joseph Avellar; $100-Mrs. Stanle¥ Baron, B. Colletti, M/M Ronald Farley, MI Mrs. Leo Cole, John Correia, MlM M Christopher'J. Goldner, M/M Oliva Doyle, M/.M Ronald Mario Loiacono, M/M Paul Gonneville, John Gordon, Jr., Lutkevich, M/M William McDevitt, Gibbs-Lakkis,Annette St. Onge, MI MlM John M. Moran, Jean Mygan, M Fred Scott, 'M/M Roland M/M Arthur M. O'Neill, M/M Blanchard, M/M John Czaban, MI Michael Placido, In Memory of M John W. Kershaw, M/M Laurier Timothy & Helen Barrett. Rock. Martha's Vineyard Immaculate Conception: Good Shepherd: $1,OOO-MlM $1,OOO-ln Memory of Joaquim C. Timothy J. Walsh; $150-Michael dos Reis, Wife & Daughter, ImFontes; $100-M/M Allen A. maculate Conception Prayer Group; deBettencourt,' M/M paniel G. $800-St. Vincent de Paul Society;
$300-Holy Name Society, Raul M Sean Carroll, M/M John Calautti, Brum Clementino; $150-ln M/M John MacDonald. Memory of Deolinda M. Cardoso; St: Mark: $200-Thomas & $100-M/M Edward Souza, M/M Patricia Gruppioni, William & ColLuis P. Almeida, M/M Ernesto A. leen Zarembovicz; $100-Elaine Moura, M/M Abel S. Rebello, Roy Carlos, Paul & Kara' LaBelle, Rodrigues, M/M Adelino B. Michael & Nancy Parent, ChristoMarques. pher & Elise Servant. Our Lady of the Assumption: St. Mary: $660-St. Vincent de $120-Joseph Silva; $100-Margaret ,Paul Society; $500-M/M Joseph Sheffield, Dorothy Lopes, M/M Doran, Louise Farrimds; $300Richard Rocha, Donna Duarte Russell A. Murphy; $275-St. Mary's Fielder, Alice Rose, Phyllis P\lrish Guild; $250-MlM Lawrence Rozario, Shirley Magnett, Joann Reid; $200-M/M Donald Gault; Monteiro, Viola Pina-Pires. $140-William Brunell; $125-Mrs. Our Lady of Fatima: $200-M/ Hugh Donnelly, John & Laurette M Robert Berche; $100-M/M McAfee, Colleen Buckley; $100Roger Mayer. Anthony Velletri, Michele & Our Lady of Guadalupe: Michael Dillon, M/M Leo Cloutier, $1,800-Rev. Herbert T. Nichols; Mrs. Bernard Byrnes, M/M Dennis $1,200-Rev. Martin L. Buote; $600- Peters, Gertrude Dalton, Michael & Rev. Michael Racine; $200-Joseph Theresa Briggs, Evelyn Letourneau, Maillett, Steve Massoud; $125- Ralph & Donna Gilmore. Neal Wall; $100-Rudolphe North Dartmouth Blanchard, Alice Lester. St. Julie, Billiart:, $1,500-David St. Anthony of Padua: $100- J. Creamer;·$400-St. Julie's Ladies MlM Rene Lafrance. Guild, M/M Robert M. Souza; St. Francis of Assisi: $IOO-Mi $250-ArthurR. Dray; $150-LoisA. M Rudolph Caruso, John Mahaney, Perry, Sheila Isherwood, Dolores Joseph Neves, MlM James Ventura. Augustine; $120-M/M Robert St. Joseph-St. Therese: $500- Lavoie; $1 04-M/M Jorge M. Melo; Anonymous; $350-M/M Dennis $IOO-M/M Alexander Nicholas, Bowen; $300-Anonymous, Dea- Ernest Vieira, Lorraine M. Vital, MI con/M Leo W. Racine; $250- M Herman Couto, Inese Almeida, Anonymous, M/M Antonio Vieira; In Memory of Agnes & Joseph $150-M/M David Burr; $130- Soares & Christine & Manuel Anonymous; $1 OO-Anonymous, MI Rodrigues, MlM Ronald Crowell, M Bryan DosAnjos, M/M Alan Jr., M/M James E. Tooley, MlM Gibb, Mary Claire Hebert, Lucien Manuel Nunes, Irene Law, Barbara Robert, Solange Tetreault. M. Caron, Catherine Sullivan, M/ St. Kilian: $100-Francis M. M Thomas Sullivan, M/M William Devlin. G. Carreiro, M/M Lloyd Francis, MI St. Lawrence: $325-Joseph & M Steven J. Giampa. Lorraine Harrington; $310-Thol11as North Dighton & Joanne Long; $200-Mrs: h:ene St. Joseph: ' $100-Carl Harnois; $150-James & 'Betty Sanderson, Donald Cleary, Michael Corbett, Dr. William & Mary J;:llen , Delaney, George Milot. O'Donnell; $125-Marjorie Parent; North Easton $110-Gerald Pusz; $101-M/M Immaculate Conception: Mark'Durant; $1 OO-Florence Cole- $300-M/M J9hn Fresh; $200-M/M man, Mariette Rose; Mrs. Florence Aime E. Laroche; $160-Knight of Marshall, Rosemary Lucas, Marc Columbus #238; $125-Rose Lemieux. Friedeborn;, $1 OO-Jane •Connelly, St. Mary: $200-M/M Raymond MlM M~rk Fisher, In Recognition G. Bourassa; $150-Mrs. Celina A. ofFather Tom l-opes-40 Year in the Oliveira, M/M Edward T. Gall; , Priesthood, M/M Paul Fruzzetti, MI $125-Mary Brown, MlM William M Gary D. Twiraga, MlM David Constant, M/M Norman L'Heureux; Strong;MlM James Coug~lin. ' $1 OO-In Memory ofJayne Kielbasa, North Falmouth, , John Higham, Jr., Mary Jardin, MI St. Elizabeth Seton: $2,000-Mi M Norman Nadeau, M/M Dunstan M Joe Clerico; $500-M/M Chuck E. Whitlock, M/M Louis Trial, Gail Moran; $400-Mrs. Joseph Dixon; A. Souza, MlM Artur Matos, MlM $350-M/M Gustav Swanson; $200Mark,Richard, MlM Roland Roy, MlM Thomas Cremin, DrlM AnM/M Normand Audette, MlM Jo- drew Dorr, M/M Richard Giere; seph LeBeau, MlM Scott Durant, $150-M/M Robert Antonucci, MlM Miriam McCoy, M/M pary, Vincent, Bordonaro; $125-M/M Cournoyer II, Edna Schard. ' Michael Palmieri; $1 OO~M/M North Attleboro David Bercpvici, M/M Robert Sacred Heart: $1,OOO~M/M Bouchie, MlM Glenn Chalifoux, MI Joseph Buchinski; $600-M/M M Eugen'e Connolly, Mrs. Charles Donald Lacasse, Steven & Terese Innis, MlM Paul McAllister, DrlM Reynolds, M/M William John McCue, M/M Rich'ard Mournighan; $350-M/M Walter O'Brien, M/M Leo O'Keefe, M/M Landry; $300-Dr/M Ernest Harry Scanlan, M/M John C<5llamati; $270-John Souto; $250- Segadelli, MlM Nicholas Verven. M/M Robert' 'Schroeck; $225Orleans . Gerard Desilets; $200-Annette St. Joan of Arc: $750-M/M Dion, M/M Kevin Dealy, Leo Joseph Conlan; $100-M/M Marc Heaney, A Friend; $150-Ronald Angelillo, MlM Donald E. Liebers, Achin, M/M Normand Cloutier, MI M/M Kenneth Rowell. M Joseph Howard; $125-M/M Pocasset Stephen Chura, M/M Antonio St. John the Evangelist: Soriano; $100-Miss Catherine $5,500-Rev. Robert C. Donovan; Gagne, Mrs. Yv~tte Hamel, Mrs. $1,000-M/M Robert O'Brien, M/M Gertrude Roy, Mrs. Therese William Cottle; $500-M/M Angelo L'Homme, M/M Roland Fregault, 1. DiModica, Willard E. Mondeau; M/M John Connolly, M/M Leo $300-M/M Ralph Brown; $250-MI Piette, M/M Brian Coyle, M/M M Michael D. Kelley; $175-Marie William Tansey, M/M Jeffrey T. Johnson; $150-Mrs. Willard' Souza, DrlM John Adams, MlM Olmsted; $1 OO-MlM John Knutila, George Karcher, Claire Faherty, MI M/M John Migliaccio, David &
Lynn Trucci, Mrs. Peter Kazmier, M/M Gilbert T. Joly. Raynham St. Ann: $1,200-M/M Joseph Harnois; $1,OOO-M/M Mark Neville; $400-M/M Salvatore Oliveri; $350-MlM William Tripp; $300-Stuart O'Brien; $250-MlM Joseph Santos, M/M Theodore Sargent; $200-M/M Wayne Barlow, M/M Raymond Cooke, M/M George Gould, M/M John Hagman, M/M Donald McKinnon; $175-MI M E. Jason Oldfield; $150-M/M ,Edward Brush, M/M Darrin Thibault, M/M Thomas Zaks; $145M/M Harold Frantzen; $135-Margaret DeGrenier, M/M John Maher; $130-M/M Joseph Saia; $125-lrene Cobb, MlM John Cronin, MlM Richard Emery, James Mansfield, M/ M William McCaffrey, M/M Francis McGuirk, M/M Leonard Wood; $llO-M/M Robert Reilly; $100-M/M Donald Bernard, MlM Fred Crossman, M/M Richard DiVincenzo, M/M David Hutchinson, MlM Edwin Mahoney, Robert McCabe, M/M Joseph McLaughlin, M/M John McMullen, M/M William Morton, MlM Paul Murphy, M/M William Sartre, Carolyn Schindelwig. Seekonk Our Lady of Mount Carmel: $1,OOO-MlM Andrew Mihailides; $600-M/M Charles Brett; $520-MI M Edward Martin; $500-M/M Alan Sherrerd; $425-M/M Robert Tobiasz; $350-M/M Mark Canuel; $250-MlM Carlos Braga, DrlM R. Varieur; $240-M/M Gilbert Devine; $200-M/M Michael O'Connell, M/ M Frank Santoro, MlM Robert Vandal, MlM William Ward; $150-M/ M Mark Hayward, M/M Michael Pomerleau; $140-Sara Jane D' Allesandro; $125-M/M John Carney, M/M Fred Guarino, M/M Alfred MacTavish, Kenneth McCloskey, M/M Edward Paolino; $100":M/M Gene Baasch, M/M Paul Berube, MlM James Blythe, M/M Stephen Brown, M/M Manuel Campos, M/M James Duncan, M/M Gregory George, M/M Fred Gordon, M/M 'Jeffrey Griffin, M/M Raymond Hayes, MlM Valentim Mendes, M/M Irwin Setzer, MlM James Torres, Russell Vincelette. , St. Mary: $500-George & Mary , Agostini, Gerard & Sandra Matton, Paul & Catherine Neto; $400-Barbara Harrington; $250-William & Therese Mitchell, Paul & Maureen Rego; $200- Todd & Marylou Moran; ,$154-Raymond Sinotte; $150-Leo Marcoux, Dorothy Francis., Louis DelPapa; $120Gerard & ~osemafY Lavoie; $110Gerald & Monica Lanoue; ,$100Joseph Banas, Arthur & Karen Bergeron, Francis DeCrosta, Anthony DeCubellis, Louis & Joan Emond, Joseph & Patricia Eklind, Robert & Mary Gravel, Raymond & Helen Keough, Robert & Lori LeBeau, Michael McGarrity, Doris Murray, Jerry & Carol Raposa, Charles & Nora Sirois, David Turinese, Clifford & Louise Wallace. Somerset St. Patrick: $500-David Dunne; $280-M/M Alfred Benoit; $275-M/M Lionel Desrosiers; $250-Beatrice Correa; $120-MlM Dav~d Toolin; $100-Mrs. Charles Brown, MlM Edward Camara, MI M Ernst Cummings, M/M John McCarthy, Lucille Mitchell, MlM Continued on page 13
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Thomas Reis, Jr., Mrs. Armand Saurette, M/M Robert Taylor. St. Thomas More: $1,200-Dr/M Francis James; $500-Frances M. laSalle; $ I 25-MIM Richard Crowell, M/M Walter Prayzner; $IOO-Elaine Braz, M/M Joseph Diogo, Mrs. John L. Mahon, Elizabeth A. Manning, James F. Mcintyre, M/M Michael 1. St. Laurent, Cynthia Viana. South Dartmouth St. Mary: $1 O,OOO-M/M Patrick Carney; $1 ,OOO-M/M John Kelleher; $600-M/M Richard T. Saunders, Jr.; $IOO-M/M Roy Seguin, M/M Victor F. Rebello III, M/M Louis D. Melo. South Easton Holy Cross: $400-M/M Edward Mabry; $200-M/M Larry Mowatt; $150-Robert J. Kane, William O'Connell; $IOO-M/M John D. Curran, Mrs. Mary Gallagher. South Yarmouth St. Pius Tenth: $1,OOO-M/M Anthony Chiulli, M/M William Yoo, M/M Lester Albee; $750-Mrs. Eleanor Keeffe; $500-RevlM Thomas Bailey, M/M Charles Salerno; $400-MIM George G. Cronin, Carole Maroney; $350-Ruth Mulford; $300MIM Richard Racine, MIM Edward Oberlander, MIM John Mullen, Marie Lafrenier; $250-MIM Richard Neitz, MIM Edward Gallivan, M/M Robert Cullen, MIM William Hogan, Mrs. Thomas Donohue, Maureen Remie; $200-Mary' Graves, M/M John Marques, Janet Baldwin, Richard Capobianco, Margaret Flaherty, Arlene Rossi, Regina Kennedy, MIM Robert A. Welsh, Jr., MIM Gordon Dutra, Madelyn Clancy, M/M Robert Leary, M/M James Moynihan, Yvette Locke, MIM James "Bums, Madeline McGowan, M/M Donald Harkenrider, MIM James Burns; $175-Aileen McManus, Wanda Eaton; $150-MIM James 'Donovan, MIM Emerson Snow, MIM Donald Reid, Mrs. Joseph Colgan; $125Arthur Baxter, MIM Richard Bronski, MIM Edward Doherty, MIM Richard Precourt, M/M James Donohue; $120-MIM 1. Robert Kohr, M/M Frank Wisniewski; $1 05-M/M Robert Reddy; $IOO-M/M John Cassidy, Maureen Cremen, Mrs.' Frank Librandi, Edna Newell, M/M Ralph C. Burgess, William Lionetta, William Tracey, M/M James Athy, MIM EdwardAmabile, Mrs. Joseph Bartos, Kathryn Flaherty, Haynes Mahoney, Florence Garrity, M/M Steven Sozanski, MIM Kevin Morris, M/M Gerard Heffernan, M/M James Fredericks, Doreen McColgan, Mrs. John Donovan, M/M Sean Hastings, M/M Albert Barbo, M/M Paul Long, M/M Darien Terrile, Theodore Kappler, M/M Anibal Matos, Paul & Mary Fiset, M/M Charles Behnke, M/ M Francis Sullivan, Edmond JansonLaPalme, Robert Robida, Nancy Anderson, M/M William West, M/M William Parry, M/M John Cormier, M/M David Bisbee, MIM Joseph Mirisola, M/M Paul Bridgeo, Mrs. Vincent Fowler, M/M Robert Sullivan, MIM George Humphrey, Mary McCall, Mrs. William Conley, MIM William Bullock, M/M Robert Greene, Mrs. Richard Swann, M/M Robert Murphy, M/M William McKenney. Swansea St. Dominic: $100-MIM Kenneth 1. Ryan, John Tierney. St. Louis de France: $400-St. Vincent de Paul Society; $300-Edward McCann; $100-M/M David Bank, !"11M Richard Levesque.
St. Michael: $200-M1M John Hunt; $150-M/M Wallaston Morin; $120-Paul & Anne Parente, M/M Daniel Azevedo; $100-M/M Craig Sherwin, M/M Carlos Carvalho, Mrs. John W. Lindo, M/M William Guay, M/M Perkowski, M/M Roger Lamonde,.M/M Joseph D. Salpietro II, M/M Paul Gagnon, Mrs. Andre Michaud, Helen Roberts, Mrs. Florence McNearney, M/M Manuel Silveira. Taunton Annunciation of the Lord: $1 ,OOO-Holy Ghost Society; $300-M/ M Herbert Ferreira, Anne M. Bettencourt; $250-M/M Vasco DeBarros; $200-M/M Antero Oliveira, Ann Rogers; $150-Mrs. James Fahey, M/M Joseph Figueiredo, Darlene Lucas; $130John E. Reilly; $100-M/M Jose Andrade, M/M Manuel DeSousa, Mrs. Ida Baptiste, Stacia Tokarz, Tina Westgate, M/M Adelino Reis, Deacon Robert Faria, M/M Jose Lima, Richard Palazzi, Richard Briody, M/ M John Canuel, MIM Joseph Tavares, MIM William Bezok. Holy Rosary: $1,OOO-Mrs. Veronica Wojtkunski; $500-Michael J. Tabak; $250-M/M Theodore Kable; $175-M/M James D. DiVincenzo; $IOO-M/M Richard Geqrge, M/M George Straub, M/M Theodore Dykas, M/M Kevin Gregg, Mrs. Alan Meister, MIM Antonio Cabral, MIM Angelo Arieta. Immaculate Conception: $450M/M Norman Belanger; $250-MIM Gary Enos; $200-Immaculate Conception Women's Guild; $IOO-M/M Edward Lamarche, M/M Ernest Camara, Amy Ouellet. St. Anthony: $600-Rev. Jeffrey Cabral; $500-M/M Joseph Amaral, Anonymous; $250-A Friend; $200Anonymous, In Memory of John C. Correira; $150-Rose Aleixo, Joanne Maniche; $125-A Friend, M/M Antonio Leite; $120-M/M Herculano Costa; $100-M/MAntonio Paiva, M/ M Manuel Oliveira, M/M Joseph Rocha, M/M Lisandro Vasconcelos, M/M Charles Ferreira, M/M Jose Bulcao, Priscila Camarao, M/M Jorge Matos, Anonymous, M/M Jose Bota, John Barros, M/M Augusto Chaves, M/M Dinis Chaves, M/M Luis Freitas, Herbert Jacinto, M/M Jose Pereira, M/M Francisco Rodrigues, MIM Jose Serodio, M/M Mario Silva, Antone Arruda, Zelia Pedro,AFriend. St. Jacques: $150-M/M Leo Morin; $ I25-Corinne Wagner; $100Claire Lopes, M/M Raymond Morin. St. Joseph: $200-M/M William McCarthy, Jr.; $150-Ann Gilmore; $ I25-M/M Alfred Borges, Dorothy Garvin, Jean Garvin, M/M Eugene L. Gorey; $1 OO-Anna Champney, M/M Robert Moitoso, In Memory ofAlice Oliveira, Therese Santos. St. Mary: $600-Janice Russell; $400-John Rice; $250-Miriam Sullivan; $200-Robert & Louise Drake; $150-Madeline Hathaway; $125-William & Joan Clifford; $100Stephen & Jennifer Smith, Bruce & Gail Rittel, Morino & Yvonne Turinese, George & Carolyn Powers, Raymond & Louise Boffetti, Helen Quigley, David & Jacqueline Medas, James Reid, Rose Gordon, Claire Pen'y, Robert & Diana Sullivan, Richard Siein. St. Paul: $350-M/M John Dubena; $150-M/M James Casey; $100-Madeleine Beauvais, Mildred Braga, Roberta Cabral, Theresa Moss, M/M James Murphy, M/M John Sullivan.
Wareham East Saildwich; St. Elizabeth Seton $2,100-Citizens-Union Savings St. Patrick: $1,700-Rev. Arnold Women's Guild, North Falmouth; Bank; $1,500-St. Vincent de Paul R. Medeiros; $1,200-Richard Spartan Cleaners, Inc., Hyannis; Society-Fall River District Council; Boucher; $600-Claire Gordon; $500- $200-St. Margaret and Mary Guild, $750-St. Anne's Credit Union; $500M/M Leonard Salafia, M/M Richard Buzzards Bay; $200-Richard 1. Cain, Gold Medal Bakery; SJB Federal Higgins, Kenneth & Elizabeth Esq., Harwich Port; $150-Thomas H. Credit Union; $250-Conlon ElectriFerreira, Christine D'Acci; $300-M/ 'Peterson Realty, Inc., West Harwich; cal Contractors, Inc. M David Barreiros; $250-A Friend; $100-Dennis Equipment Co., South NATIONAL: $200-John Grenda, M/M Charles Dennis; Hart Farm, Dennisport; Stage $1,500-Congregation of the SaGalligan, Mary Savignano, M/M Stop Candy, Dennisport. cred Hearts, Fairhaven; $1,OOO-Rev. Michael Bernique; $125-M/M FALL RIVER AREA: William 1. Shovelton, Lady Lake, Fla. Michael Galavotti; $100-M/M Robert Glebus, Mrs. William Rogers, Jr., M/M James St. Germaine, M/M JoContinued from page one seph Mailzone, Mary Rossetti, Mrs. Roy Franklin, Mrs. John Lambiase, one ofus is needed to accomplish The idea of being a Catholic M/M Robert Anderson, M/M George God's plan," said Bishop Cole- in all phases ofone's life is a mesMunroe, Marie Murphy, Will & man. "Christ is counting on us. He sage that Michael Rachel of St. Cynthia Outhouse, Sharon McDuffy, needs our talents and our gifts and Mary's Parish, New Bedford, Priscilla Cassidy, Mary Lawless, our love ofhim and our neighbor." heard during his confirmation Christine Donahue, Mrs. R.M. The bishop expressed thanks tEl classes and was talking about afLackie, In Memory of Juli M. Bab- all those that helped lead the can- ter the Mass. Although he was bitt, M/M John Alden, M/M Frank didates to a deeper understanding confirmed the day before by Msgr. Krystofolski, Charles & Keely of their faith and a life closer to John 1. Oliveira he said he wished O'Neil, Corinne Fernandes, St. Christ. "It's a wonderful occa- to be apart of the cathedral Mass. Patrick's Religious Education, Bar"This was a very special day," sion," he told attendees. bara McMahon, Anonymous. said Rachel. He said he was a little "Today you will receive fullWellfleet Our Lady of Lourdes: $1,000- ness through prayer and the sacred nervous when he first joined the Phyllis 1. Fleming; $400-George R. Chrism. Today you will be classes, but the teachers made him strengthened to do good and with feel comfortable and want to leam Earley; $200-Virginia M. Sanning. confirmation we share more fully more. "I've learned that being a West Harwich Holy Trinity: $1,400-M/M in the outpouring of the Holy Catholic means being a Catholic at Lewis H. MiIkey; $550-M/M John 1. Spirit by the risen Lord. We bear home, at school and at work," said Mahoney; $300-M/M John W. witness to the Christian faith in Rachel. "That idea touched me. Rooney; $250-M/M Robert D. our words and deeds." This has really impacted my life." Payne; $200-James R. Cavanaugh, M/M Ralph Luedeker; $150-M1M Robert E. Curtis, Sr., M/M Paul F. Continued from page four Kelly, M/M Edward 1. Kirkpatrick, M/M John Sullivan, M/M Pat Vacca, make even more effort to spend celebrate the Eucharist in Mrs. Grace Waystack; $125-DrlM time with Jesus than-we would 'memory' oftheir Master, continuThomas Szymkowicz; $IOO-MIM with his earthly vicar. ally discover their own identity." Bernard R. Beriau, Mrs. John Berry, The Eucharist reveals our Li~~wise, Bishop Coleman will Mrs. Eileen Bourke, MIM Robert be taking our divine Master into identity by showing us how much Buchanan, Mrs. Dominic Ciaccio, the streets ofFall River on Sunday we're loved by God, that he would Mrs. Jean Crowley, Sheila Garulay, afternoon. Two-thousand years give us his own Son to be our very MIM K. Dean Grade, Helene M. ago, the ancient Jews used to food. It also reveals to us who Hargrave, Rocco LQcantore, Sr., M/ crowd the streets when Jesus were called to be: to love God and M William Maloney, Mrs. Mary passed by just to be near him. They others as Christ has loved us, Tustin. saying by word and action, ''this is used to lay down their cloaks as he Westport passed by. Ifwe Catholics can stop路 my body, my blood, my sweat, my St. George: $500-Anonymous; tears, my life... given out oflove $275-Montesorri School of the An- forgetting Jesus' real presence long for you!" enough, the Corpus Christi gels; $1 OO-M/M Daniel lafrance, M/ Corpus Christi is the memoprocession on Simday should be M David Rodrigues, M/M Carlos rial day on which not only do like the first Palm Sunday! Moniz. we stop ignoring the amazing In his last book, "Memory and St. John the Baptist: $200reality that Christ is truly Francis Toohey, M/M Roger Identity," published just before his present in the Eucharist, but Melanson, M/M Robert Tremblay; death, Pope John Paul II said that rediscover our own identity by $175-M/M Charles Martineau; $150- the Church is the '~living memory entering into this living everDenise Toohey; $100-M/M Dennis of Christ." That memory, he says, present and always-transforming Orsi, M/M Christopher Perry, Sheila is accomplished through the Kelleher, M/M David Latinville, M/ Eucharist, by which the Church covenant of love. M Michael Prior. May the Lord help us never to helps the whole world remember Woods Hole forget either agl\iJl! Christ. St. Joseph: $1,OOO-Gerald & Father Landry is aparochial But the pope tells us that Dianne Lynch; $500-David & Jean Eucharist also makes us mindful of vicar at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Donahue; $300-Walter & Kathleen someone else: "Christians, as they Hyannis. Murphy; $250-Richard & Norma Perron, Emil & Eleanor Tietje; $200DrlM Norman Starosta, Dr. William Daly; $125-Eleanor Nace; $123Teresa Galiani; $IOO-Megan Patrick. Following rosary prayer and NORTH EASTON - Bishop BUSINESS & COMMUNITY George W. Coleman will preside before Mass, Holy Cross Father ATTLEBORO AREA: at the Mass commemorating the Richard Gribble, author of the $250-E. A. Dion, Inc.; $200-Our 13th anniversary of death of Ser- newly published "American Lady ofMount Carmel-St. Vincent de vant of God Father Patrick Peyton, Apostle of the Family Rosary," a Paul Society, Seekonk; $100-Knights CSC, founder of Holy Cross Fam- biography of the life of Patrick J. of Columbus #404; Industrial Ser- ily Ministries, and the 63rd anniver- Peyton will be on hand to sign his vices & Engineering, Inc. sary of Family Rosary, on Friday, book. CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS Then Bishop ofFall River Sean June 3 with the celebration ofMass . AREA: O'Malley, OFM Cap., opened the Jost;ph Chapel, 500 Washingin St. $5,000-St. John the Evangelist Cause for the Beatification of FaBingo, Pocasset; $3,OOO-Our Lady of ton St., North Easton, at 5:30 p.m. ther Peyton in June of2001. Before Mass, the rosary will be Lourdes-St. Vincent de Paul Society, The public is invited to join in recited at the gravesite of Father Wellfleet; $1,OOO-St. Pius Tenth-St. Vincent de Paul Society, South Peyton at 4:30 p.m. in the cem- this special commemoration and Yarmouth; $500-Christ the King etery of the Holy Cross Fathers the reception that follows. For adWomen's Club, Mashpee; $300- and Brothers at the Route 138 ditional information call 508238-4095. Knights ofColumbus-Council #9444, entrance to Stonehill College.
Bishop to preside at Family Ministries celebrations
OUR LADY OF Lourdes Fifth-Graders Adreya De Sousa and Nolan Medeiros took first place in the Taunton school's annual art and science fair for their project titled "Nerves." Below, First-Place winners in the art fair. From left front: Sabrinna Magan, Henry Brechter and Julia Quinn; back: Kayla路 De Mello, Ashlynn McClung and Jake Laffan.
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Diocesan youth' recognized for service to the Church FALL RIVER - Forty-four Mark's, Attleboro Falls; Jennifer Santo Christo, Fall River; Julie young persons from parishes Linehan, S1. Mary's, Mansfield; Anne Cabral, S1. Anne's, Fall throughout the Fall River diocese Daniel Gortze, Sacred Heart, River; Zachary Marcelino,' S1. received the Pope S1. Pius X . North Attleboro; and Anne Helene Michael's, Fall River'; Jordan JoYouth Award from Bishop George Gol9berg, Our Lady of M1. seph Feijo, S1. Stanislaus, Fall W. Coleman in ceremonies held Carmel, Seekonk. River; Timothy Faria, S1. John of recently at S1. Mary's Cathedral Cape Cod & Islands Deanery God, Somerset; and Joshua Thoin Fall River. Alison Frances Subda, S1. mas Baldwin, S1. John the BapThe annual award, named for Margaret's Parish, Buzzards Bay; tist, Westport. New Bedford Deanery the pontiff who created the Fall Cailyn Rood, Our Lady ofVictory, , River diocese in 1904 and pre- Centerville; Katherine Kelly Danielle Duperee, S1. Francis sented for the first time in 200 I, Thei'ss, Holy Redeemer, Xavier Parish, Acushnet; Matrecognizes teens who serve Chatham; Annemarie N. Sullivan, thew Taylor Durand, St. John their parish community with Corpus Christi, East Sandwich; Neumann, East Freetown; Timoselflessness, commitment and Mark Kamp Jr., S1. Patrick's, thy Patrick Gannon, Our Lady' of dedication. Recipients were Falmouth; Hsienkai Nicole Se- Fatima, New Bedford; Jerrel nominated for the honor by vere, S1. Francis Xavier, Hyannis; Burgo, Out Lady of the Assumptheir pastor. ' Rachel E. Freitas, Our Lady ofthe tion, New Bedford; Joshua Bishop Coleman presented the Assumption, Osterville; Danielle Trindade, St. Anthony's, New awards in the context of a prayer Bois, S1. Pius X, South Yarmouth; Bedford; Kacie Lynn Cabral, S1. service attended by many of the Kyle Robert Reed, S1. Patrick's, Joseph-St. Therese, New Bedford; recipients' families, friends and Wareham; and Philip Neri Logan, Kate Elizabeth Darling, S1. parish priests. S1. Joseph's, Woods Hole. Mary's, New Bedford; lind AnThe event concluded with a Fall River Deanery thony Y. Santos, St. Julie Billiart, reception held in S1. Mary's Alicia Lynn Camara, 'S1. North Dartmouth. school hall. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River; Taunton Deanery The following is a list of the Tracey Bento, Good Shepherd, John 1. Brennan, Holy Family recipients and their parishes: Fall River; Nicholas O. Ouellette, , Parish, East Taunton; Danielle R. Attleboro Deanery Holy Rosary, Fall River; Arnie DeGrandis, Immaculate ConcepJoseph Edward Keenan', S1. Vieira, Holy Trinity, Fall River; tion, North Easton; Sar.a John the Evangelist Parish, Crystal Chasse, Immaculate Con- Vasconcellos, Annunciation of the Attleboro; Robert John Burke, S1. ception, Fall River; Tara Marie Lord, Taunton; John George BenSteven's, Attleboro; Sarah Burke, Lachapelle, Notre Dame, Fall jamin, Immaculate Conception, S1. Theresa of the Child Jesus, River; Daniel Gamache, Sacred Taunton; and Cassaundra Marie Attleboro; John D. Avila, S1. Heart, Fall River; Elizabeth PeS.a, Camara, 81. Anthony's, Taunton.
SECOND-GRADERS Olivia Coucci, Rachel Moussa and Emma Paradis from St. Mary's School, New Bedford, put the finishing touches on a class garden stone project.
THE STUDENT council of St. Margaret Regional School, Buzzards Bay, displays a sign announcing they raised $700 to help fight leukemia and, lymphoma. The school held a dress-down day and funds from the event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
THIRD-GRADERS from St. Mary's School, New Bedford, display new dictionaries they received recently. They were donated by Robert Wexler and Roseanne Medeiros of Maritime International Inc. Adults pictured from left: New Bedford Mayor ,'Fredrick Kalisz, Principal Cathy LaCroix, Medeiros and Wexler..
Your future is a story unwritten By CHARLIE MARTIN -
FRANCISCAN SISTER Adele Thibaudeau files the fingemails of Reggie Griffin at a daytime center for the homeless in Milwaukee in March. (eNS photo by Sam Lucero, Catholic Herald)
Nail ministry to homeless clips stereotypes one nail at a time MILWAUKEE (CNS) - Three ing their hands and doing their nails." For those on the receiving end, years ago, two Franciscan Sisters wanted to find an outreach project well-manicured nails are a welcome for college students in their campus service, especially for those trying to find jobs. MacCanon Brown, the ministry programs. With the assistance of Repairers shelter's executive director, said the of the Breach, a daytime homeless real benefit ofthis ministry is putting shelter in Milwaukee, they nailed Catholic social teaching into action. Repairers ofthe Breach operates down a unique project. Each month, students from Car- out of a three-story brick building. dinal Stritch University and Mount In addition to giving homeless men Mary College offer nail grooming to and women a place to relax and enhomeless men and women who visit joy a snack or coffee; the shelter ofRepairers ofthe Breach. While hav- fers a literacy program, worship sering fingernails trimmed and polished vices, employment assistance, and sounds like frills reserved for movie alcohol and drug recovery programs. stars, the two sisters who started the Free clothing and shoes are also nail ministry see it as an important available to the needy. For some of the students, it's the service on many levels. ''The most important thing for our first time they have spoken to homestudents is to see others as an exten- less people, and according to the sion, a reflection ofthe divine," said campus ministers many stereotypes Sister Stella DeVenuta, a Sister of are quickly shattered. '~I've heard students, say things St. Francis ofAssisi, who is director ofcampus ministry at Mount Mary . like, 'I didn't know that we had so College. "I really feel that it gives many people'in our city who were students'the opportunity to see the homeless,'or 'I was surprised how face ofChrist in other people that many of those people were eduthey wouldn't necessarily come into cated,'" said Sister DeVenuta. "It alcontact with on a one-to-one basis. , lows them to see .., through someIt makes a big difference when one else's eyes, through someone you're looking in their faces, hold- else's hands."
UNWRITTEN I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned Staring at the blank page before you Open up the dirty window Let the sun illuminate the words that you cannot find Reaching for something in the distance So close you can almost taste it Release your inhibitions Refrain: Feel the rain on your skin No one else can feel it for you Only you can let it in No one else, no one else Can speak the words on your lips Drench yourself in words unspoken Live your life with arms 'wide open Today is where your book begins The rest is still unwritten I break traditions. Sometimes my tries are out~ide the lines We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way Staring, at the blank page before you Open up the dirty window Let the sun illuminate the words that you cannot find Reaching for something in the distance So close you can almost taste it Release your inner visions (Repeat refrain twice) Sung by Natasha Bedingfield Copyright (e) 2004 by BMG International A few weeks ago, I featured Natasha Bedingfield's "These Words." Now getting airplay is her debut disc's title cut "Unwritten."
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Listening to the song prompts the question: How will you create the story of your life? As you experience your teen years, you may feel like the song's character who says, "I'm undefined, I'mjust beginning; the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned." If so, this is good. Now the world awaits your greatest act ofcreation,
physics, your teacher probably has told you that 2005 is the "Year of Physics." It marks the 100 year anniversary of Einstein's greatest contributions to modern science. Einstein dared to think "outside the lines," and whole new vistas of understanding into the nature of our physical universe unfolded. Every person is endowed by God with a creative spirit. Allow God's Wisdom and creativity to flow through you as you dare to imagine the special ways you can help the rest of us become better. "We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way." Amen! To be afraid ofmaking a mistake is to be afraid to do much at all. In my own life, there have been occasions when I wondered if certain endeavors would be a mistake. Indeed, as I went ahead, at times it became clear that I had made a mistake. Yet, my mistakes became my teachers, showing me more about who God made me to be. When my mistakes have hurt others, I needed to recognize my error, apologize and make amends. These are the types ofmistakes that all of us can attempt to limit. However, most other mistakes are pathways ofdiscovery. At times I have failed thoroughly, but from such experiences I was able to redirect my life in new and more satisfying ways. The power to create exists in the present, not in the past. Keep creating in ways that keep adventure in your life and thus help the rest of us become better. Compose your story with passion;' generosity and love. This honors the goodness that your creator placed within you. Your co'mments are always welcome. Please write to me at: "firstname.lastname@example.org or at 7125W200S, Rockport, IN 47635.
the story of your life. To write the story that can only be yours, you might want to note some of Bedingfield's advice. These lines from the song offer guidance: "Release your inhibitions." Inhibitions that caution you not to harm yourselfor others or to break a relationship with God are helpful. But don't diminish what your life can be through narrow or nega: tive thinking. Instead, focus on the grandest vision you can imagine. See yourself creating a positive difference with your life. Write your story in ways that help the rest of,ils become better. " '''I break traditions. Sometimes my tries'are outside the lines." To stay inside the lines is to color your life by others' perceptions. Find the courage to be daring, to be bold. For example, consider the life of Albert Einstein. If you are taking
Lessons learned from a new puppy By KASE JOHNSTUN CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
A new puppy has entered my home. This is my first real try at being responsible for another being's well-beingin this case, an indoor tornado that swept through every room in the house. It is a challenge that I did not prepare for well enough. Now I understand why God made puppies so cute. That way we forgive them when they chew up every favorite item of ours' in the house, including fingers, hands and legs. I have gotten more visually frustrated in the last month than I have in ye,ars. My frustration comes when
she barks, growls and bites me with angry eyes and a mean stance. If I put her in timeout, she looks at me with, yes, those puppy-dog eyes, and my eyes melt and I show her my love, petting her. If I had to lay a bet on it, I would say she does something nal.lghty every two to three minutes. This is great. I know, it doesn't sound like a long time, but it used to be every 20 to 30 seconds. Then she bites me and barks at me, leaving me guessing what I . did to deserve her' outward expression of anger. I feed her. I pet her. I give her treats. I keep her from eating things that will hurt
her. I look after her every second of the day. I go to bed exhausted. She has drained all my energy, but in the morning when I let her out of her crate
or flge she is really sweet; cuddling with me. She is so cute that I always love and forgive her for the naughty bite that she likely will give me in the next two to three minutes. This is just a dog. Think
about a baby, then think about a teen-ager. I admit that as a teen-ager I was the biggest pain. At every chance, I barked and growled at my parents, and they stood back asking what they ever did to deserve my outward burst of anger toward them. Of course, growing up and leaving home was something like being let out of my crate, and now ,see " my love again. They forgive me, and I don't even have puppy eyes. And this is just a guy in his 20s. Think about all of us on the planet. We bare our teeth anytime we are offended. We bark and growl at each other on telephones, through
telephones, across oceans. We pay to watch others growl and bark, and we enjoy it. We set our TV timers to record people betraying each other on television, and we cheer for our favorites. As Christians, if we are that small puppy chewing on the shoes of the world, then every day we are doing what we are not supposed to do. Unfortunately, we don't have those puppy-dog's eyes to look up to God with and ask for forgiveness. Still, and very fortunately, every morning we have the opportunity to change, and we can indeed look up, give love and be forgiven.
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Church leaders: Europeans must remember WWII to avoid another OXFORD, England - Europe- were among those who attended a ans must continue to remember the May 8 Mass in Berlin's Catholic violence of World War II to keep it cathedral. Commemorative Masses from happening again, German also were held from Ukraine to the Church leaders said in a statement Netherlands, where the Dutch bishto mark the end of the war on their ops paid tribute to Allied soldiers who died during the 1945 liberation. continent. "World War II should not be "The history of violence that came from German tenitory and hit treated as a closed chapter in history. Germany too, intentionally or not, This day should also be an occasion still exercises a grip on the life, way for rousing our vigilance against ideofthinking and sensitivity ofpeople. ologies which propagate discriminaSo the need constantly re-emerges tion and hatred," the Du.tch bishops' to debate our history and its inter- conference said. Polish Church leaders marked the pretation. Whoever loses their memory loses their bearings," said anniversary in Warsaw's military the statement, signed by German cathedral with a Mass concelebrated Catholic bishops and other leaders. by Cardinal JozefGlemp ofWarsaw The statement in late April and and Archbishop Jozef Kowalczyk, Masses and ecumenical prayer ser- the papal nuncio to Poland. vices in early May helped mark AlCardinal Christoph Schonbom of lied troops' liberationofEurope from Vienna, Austria, spoke at ceremonies national socialism, orNazism. Most at the former Mauthausen camp, ofEurope marks the date as May 8, where 100,000 people were killed. although Russians and former So- He said the "front line between good viet nations mark the anniversary and evil" under Nazi rule had "run through the whole nation, through May 9 each year. The German Church leaders said families and sometimes even they were not "remembering this through human hearts." history of unhappiness and guilt so . "Each of us could have been eias to be chained to it for centuries, ther - a victim or a perpetrator but to break its enchanted circle. As nothing can offer us final certainty Christians, we know faith in God's on ~hich side we would stand then goodness liberates us to stand up and today," the cardinal said. "This makes the question how freely to the dark sides of our own biography and our nation's history such cruelty could have happen~ ofsins." . in a Catholic country all the more "Fewer and fewer people who . intense. Even if there were many survived the cruelties ofwar, the pre- among the victims ofnational socialceding events and the new beginning ism who suffered and died for their after the cataStrophe still live among Catholic faith, we must admit that us," the German statement said. Chljstians have many sins and deGerman President Horst Koehler ceptions on their consciences, too," and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder he said.
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Ii. WOMAN walks past a stone plaque after the National World War II Memorial was opened to the public in Washington April 29, 2004. The memorial is located between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. Its design and features pay tribute to the 16 million who served in the U.S. armed forces and the more than 400,000 who died in the war. Memorial Day will be observed May 30 this year. (eNS photo from Reuters)
Archbishop skips Loyola graduation over law school's Landrieu honor Opposed honor to pro-choice u.s.. Senator By PETER FINNEY CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
Sen. Landrieu and her younger In a 2001 fund-raising letter to brother, Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch supporters, Sen. Landrieu said she NEW ORLEANS - Arch- Landrieu, a fellow. Democrat, was "proud that both the National bishop Alfred C. Hughes said he have public voting, records that Abortion Rights Action League would not participate in com- include several votes contrary to and the Planned Parenthood Fed:.. mencement exercises at Loyola the Church's opposition to abor- eration ofAmerica have acknowlUniversity in New Orleans be- tion. edged my support ofreproductive In tracking federal abortion- choice with current 'scorecard' cause the university's law school decided· to honor a prominent related votes, the National Right ratings of 80 percent and 90 per- . Louisiana Catholic family that to Life Committee indicated Sen. cent, respectively." includes a U.S. senator who has Landrieu had supported its posiWhen Lt. Gov. Landrieu was a voted to support keeping abortion tion in 11 of 39 instances since state legislator in the early 1990s, legal. 1997. The same scorecard'indi- he opposed several bills that The law school planned to cated that since'2003 she had sup- would have criminalized abortion. grant an honorary degree to the ported the committee's position The bills passed but were vetoed entire family of Moon Landrieu, six of 13 times. by then-Gov. Buddy Roemer, and Her votes since 1997 included Landrieu voted to uphold the veto. a former mayor of New Orleans and state appeals court judge. One her support of a "sense-of-the- Landrieu has said he views aborofhis daughters is U.S. Sen. Mary Senate" resolution that endorsed tion as morally wrong but feels it the 1973 Supreme Court decision should not be criminalized in all Landrieu, D-La. The New Orleans archbishop . Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion cases. announced he had decided to de- and her support of federal fundArchbishop Hughes said his cline an invitation to participate ing for abortions in military facili- action was consistent with a 2004 in the university's graduation cer- ties and for overseas organizations statement by the U.S. Conference emonies, scheduled for last week, that support abortion. . ofCatholic Bishops, "Catholics in because "not all members of the Political Life," which indicated (Landrieu) family have been faiththat Catholic institutions ofhigher ful to the Church's teaching relearning should not grant "awards, garding public policy" on aborhonors or platforms to those who ! tion. act contrary to Church teaching on <J "Judge and Mrs. Landrieu have fundamental moral principles." founded a remarkable family," He said he had spoken with Archbishop Hughes' statement Loyola's president, Jesuit Father said. "They have a commendable Kevin W. Wildes, and expressed record of public service and serhis "disappointment" that the law .vice to the Church. Their children school had decided to extend the have also given of themselves to honorary' degree to the entire generous service. Landrieu family. "It is unfortunate, however, The archbishop said he relucthat in honoring the whole famtantly decided to skip the comily, the Loyola law school did not mencement exercises "lest my clarify its conviction on respect presence confuse the faithful and for human life. Not all members give the impression that it is apof the family have been faithful propriate to include in an honor to the Church's teaching regardARCHBISHOP ALFRED anyone who dissents publicly ing public policy," he added. from Church teaching." C. HUGHES