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DEACON CANDIDATES pose with Bishop George W. Coleman and Msgr. John J. Oliveira, diaconate director, following their admission to candidacy for the diaconate in the Diocese of Fall River. Front, from left: Victor K. Norton, Steven F. Minninger, Joseph A. McGinley, Bishop Coleman, Msgr. Oliveira, Karl G. Buder, . Richard G. Lemay, and John W. Foley. Second row, Michael T. Zonghetti, John S. Warren, Alan J. Thadeu, David E. Pierce, Daniel M. Donovan, Joseph K. Kane, Adelbert F. Malloy, and Peter Robert Cote. (Photo by Donald Veronneau)

FALL RIVER - As the Catholic Charities Appeal passes the halfway point and approaches the $2.5 million dollar mark, a number of parishes have begun to eclipse their previous year's total. The hope of those working in the central office of Catholic Charities is that when the Appeal ends on June 17, all parishes in the diocese will have done the same. Accord~ng to Michael Donly, diocesan director of Development, 75 percent of the parishes exceeded their previous year's total last year. "Obviously our hope is that each parish exceeds their previous year's total and then keeps going until 'the final

shot is fired', so to speak. If parishes were satisfied with simply exceeding their previous year's total the Appeal would definitely suffer. Parishes working to the very end of the Appeal, many of them long after they have surpassed their previous year's total, has had a dramatic impact Qfl our overall success in the past," Donly said. Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, director of Catholic Charities, observed, "The efforts of pastors and parish committees to encourage new donors to contribute and regular donors to consider increasing their gift is now something that continues for the enTum to page 10 - Appeal

Fourteen called to candidacy for the permanent diaconate NEW BEDFORD - Ceremonies marking the call to candidacy for 14 men aspiring to be permanent deacons, were held during a May 4 Mass at St. Mary's Church celebrated by Bishop George W. Coleman. Admitted to the diaconate program for the Fall River diocese were, Karl Gustav Buder of Good Shepherd Parish, Martha's Vineyard; Peter Robert Cote, SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Fall River; Daniel Michael Donovan, St. Margaret Parish, Buzzards Bay; John William Foley, Our Lady of the Cape Parish, Brewster; Joseph Kevin Kane, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Wellfleet; Richard George Lemay, Sacred

Heart Parish, North Attleboro; and Adelbert Francis Malloy, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Attleboro. Also, Joseph Ambrose McGinley, St. Mary Parish, Norton; Steven Francis Minninger, Holy Redeemer Parish, Chatham; Victor Kenneth Norton, Corpus Christi Parish, Sandwich; David Edward Pierce, Christ the King Parish, Mashpee; Alan Joseph Thadeu, St. Paul Parish, Taunton; John Sherrill Warren, St. Margaret Parish, Buzzards Bay; and Michael Thomas Zonghetti, St. Mary Parish, Mansfield. The admission to candidacy for ordinaTum to page 13 - Candidates

AREA COLLEGE students help unpack medical and toiletry supplies when they arrived in Guaimaca, Honduras during their spring break trip. Story and other photos on page eight.

Three diocesan priests celebrate 50th jubilees; another observes his 25th FALL RIVER - Three retired priests of the Fall River diocese are marking their golden jubilees in the priesthood and a Somerset pastor is celebrating the 25 th anniversary of his ordination. Father Roland Bousquet and Father Edward Burns were ordained to the priesthood on May 22, 1954, by Bishop James L. Connolly in St. Mary's Cathedral. Father Luciano J. Pereira was ordained a priest on May 30, 1954, in Angra, Terceira, the Azores, by Bishop Guilherme Augusto da Cunha Guimarais. Father Raul M. Lagoa, pastor of St. John of God Parish, Somerset, since 1996, is observing his silver jubilee. He was ordained a priest on June 2, 1979 in St.

Mary's Cathedral by Bishop Daniel A. Cronin. Father Bousquet, 77, is a native of Fall River. He attended Blessed Sacrament Grammar School and the former Msgr. Prevost High School before entering the Seminaire de Philosophie and the Grand Seminaire de Montreal, where he earned his licentiate in sacred theology, magna cum laude. Following ordination he served as a parochial vicar at Notre Dame Parish in Fall River, St. Joseph's in New Bedford, St. Jacques in Taunton, St. Louis de France in Swansea; was administrator at St. Roch's in Fall River; was a parochial vicar at St. Stephen's in . Attleboro; and was nallied pastor of Our

Lady of Grace in Westport in 1982. He was appointed pastor of St. Theresa's in New Bedford in 1990. Among his diocesan appointments were various positions on the diocesan Marriage Tribunal; as director of the of the New Bedford Pre-Cana program; as a member of the Board of Examiners for the clergy; and as a chaplain at Taunton State Hospital. He also contributed stories to The Anchor. He retired in 1999. Father Burns is also 77 and a native of Fall River. He graduated from Durfee High School in 1945, and attended St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana and St. Peter's College of Western University in London, Ontario. He pursued graduate

studies in semantics and liturgy at the universityofNotreDamefrom 1951 to 1953. Following ordination he was a parochial vicar at St. Joseph's, St. Louis' and St. William's in Fall River. He was named administrator at Our Lady of Fatima in Swansea in 1972; pastor of Immaculate Conception in Fall River, in 1977; and pastor of St. Peter the Apostle in Provincetown in 1978. He was made pastor of St. Mark's in Attleboro in 1987. His other diocesan appointments include serving at the Diocesan Tribunal; as a member ofthe former Diocesan Commission for Sacred Liturgy; and as chairman of the Diocesan Ecumenical ComTum to page two - Jubilees


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Ileap's Conference to examine 'Detention: What Can We Do?' FALL RIVER - The Immigration Law, Education and Advocacy Project and Catholic Social Services of Fall River, Inc., will host its annual conference June 17, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at CSS offices, 1600 Bay Street. The theme of the conference is, "Detention: What Can We Do?" The topics will include: policies and procedures at local detention facilities; how you can help individuals detained by the Depart-

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chial vicar at St. Mary's Parish, in Taunton in June 1995, and in Norton, serving during that time June 1996 was named pastor of as director of the Attleboro area St. John of God in Somerset. His Pre-Cana program. He was also other diocesan duties includes a parochial vicar at Our Lady of serving as chaplain at Morton Lourdes in Taunton, St. John the Hospital in Taunton; as chaplain Baptist in New Bedford, and St. at Bristol Community College in Michael's in Fall River. He was Fall River; and as moderator of the appointed pastor of St. Joseph's . Taunton Area Catholic Nurses.

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Daily Readings' Zep 3:14-18 or Rom 12:9-16; (Ps) Is 12:23,4bcd,5-6; Lk 1:39-56 2 Pt 3:1215a,17-18; Ps 90:2-4,10,1416; Mk 12:1317 2Tm 1:1-3,612; Ps 123:1-2; Mk 12:18-27 2 Tm 2:8-15; Ps 25:4-5,810,14; Mk 12:28-34 2Tm3:10-17; Ps 119:157, 160,161, 165,166,168; Mk 12:35~37 2 Tm 4:1-8; Ps 71 :8-9,1417,22; Mk 12:38-44 Pry 8:22-31; Ps 8:4-9; Rom 5:15; Jn 16:12-15

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mission. He retired in June 1996. Father Pereira, 74, was born in Capelas, St. Michael, the Azores, and studied for the priesthood at the Seminary of Angra there. He came to this country in 1955. He served as a parochial vicar at Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Fall River, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in New Bedford, and St. Michael's in Fall River. He was administrator at Our Lady of Health in Fall River until named pastor of St. John the Baptist in New Bedford in 1979. He was appointed pastor of St. Michael's in Fall River in 1985. He founded the Portuguese Youth Cultural Organization in 1970. He was the fIrst diocesan priest to become a fulltime public school staff member, serving as an English as a Second Language guidance counselor in the Fall River School system. In 1995, he received a Justice and Peace Award sponsored by the Fall River diocese and Stonehill College, North Easton. He retired on June 26, 1996. Father Lagoa, 59, is a native of Villa da Santa Cruz, Graciosa, Portugal, and immigrated to this country with his family. His home parish is Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, New Bedford. After graduating from New Bedford High School in 1966, he served in the U.S. Navy until 1968, then entered Johnson and Wales College, Providence, from which he graduated in 1971. His seminary studies were at Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston. After ordination he was a paro-

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New Bedford parish reaches out to poor in spite of its own needs . By DAVE JOUVET, EDITOR NEW BEDFORD - It will be 100 years ago on June 5 that the comer stone for the magnificent St. Anthony of Padua Church was laid. Many things have changed in the Acushnet Avenue neighborhood over the last century - yet many things have remained the same. What started as a French-Canadian parish in pre-Fall River diocese 1895 is now primarily Portuguese with an increasing influx of Hispanic faithful. As times changed, so did innercity problems. Today, streets in the parish neighborhoods are dotted with drug dealings, gang presences, and other illicit activities. What hasn't changed is that the neighborhood is comprised offaithfilled, courageous, compassionate people who give from what little they have to help those with less and to keep their parish afloat. In an interview with TI,e Anchor, Father Christopher Gomes, parochial vicar at St. Anthony's, marveled at the people who make up his parish. "The parishioners here care about their fellow man and show that in a number of ways;' said Father Gomes. ''Through their volun-

teer work, the people here help feed the hungry, both physically and spiritually." On a weekly basis, there are AIcoholicsAnonymousmeetings, and gatherings of a Mayan Cultural Group that works to preserve their Mayan heritage and help their Guatemalan brothers and sisters. Each Thursday, the parish food bank helps feed between 80 to 140 needy families. Hearkening back to an era when nothing was wasted, the St. Anthony's parish community feeds the poor through every resource possible. "Any foods left over from parish activities or from the school that can be properly packaged and stored is distributed to those in need," said Father Gomes. "Nothing is wasted." That, combined with donations from Boston Food Bank and the sister parishes of Our Lady of Fatima and St. Mary's in New Bedford, and the St.' Vincent de Paul Society of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, also in the Whaling City, the faithful of St. Anthony's nourish their less fortunate brothers and sisters, even providing diabetics with a proper diet.

also seeks out lost souls - souls that have lost faith, family and life." A schedule of events appears in this week's Steering Points on page six. To see this community in action, one wouldIi't sense that they too

"Not only do we provide food for the body, but we also try to feed the soul too," added Father Gomes. "Many times, people who come to us for food, come back to. the Church as well. Some even come back as volunteers to give back what they were given." The parish also maintains a clothing pantry providing free clothing to the less fortunate. "When people come to us for help, they must go through an extensive interview process to make sure they are indeed in need;' said Father Gomes. And if they are truly in need, the St. Anthony's faithful comes through for them. On the weekend ofJune 4-6, the parish family will conduct its fourth annual Triduum of Honor of the Solemnity of St. Anthony, that will include Mass, eucharistic holy hours, sermons on the life of St. Anthony, a solemn procession, and outdoor activities and entertainment. . ''The event is meant to be a spiritual one," said Father Gomes. "It's purpose is to remind people of who St. Anthony was, is and continues to be. People pray for St. Anthony's intercession for lost items, but not everyone knows that SL Anthony

are a people in need. The parish of 1,100 families, 300 children in the parish school, another 85 in the religious education program, and still more in the high school and adult programs, are facing astronomical Tum to pagefive - St. Anthony's

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Letter to Editor Editor: My initial reaction to your editorial, "Iraqi Choices," (May 14) is why would anyone use a diocesan paper to put forth personal political ideas and use the column as a rant on the present administration? Your ideas border on the absurd since the abuse of prisoners, according to reports, was done by a small number of misfits and has been under investigation since January. On the other hand, far more heinous crimes perpetrated by priests on children were allowed by the Church for the last 50 years or more. I can only imagine what the photos of the abused children would look like compared to the photos from Abu Ghraib Prison. If Sadaarn Hussein and his regime aren't weapons of mass destruction enough for you, think of the 400,000 people they have found in mass graves. As far as turning to the U.N., they are a feckless group of.third world' bureaucrats living offthe funds sup-

plied by mostly the U.S. Tell me where the U.N. has done something like the U.S. is trying to do for the people of Iraq. The United States acted in defense of its citizens who were attacked on 9/11 and many poor souls had to jump from the highest floors of the 1\vin Towers to their deaths. I have those pictures if you would like to see them. The clergy of the U.S. would do well to clean their own house before telling people how to live their lives. At present, the representative of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is backing away from the Federal Marriage Act and from the bishops' commitment to yearly audits on clergy sexual abuse. Should we notify the Red Cross or the U.N. and give them oversight control over the hierarchy and the Vatican? Try to write a balanced article showing both sides of the story. Eugene T. Brennan Chatham.

St. Anthony's repair bills for a number of problems. The fuel tank system for the school, which also heats the church and the convent, is in dire need of repair, which includes bringing the' system up to Environmental Protection Agency code. According to Father Gomes, the costs will exceed $200,000. Towering over those costs will be the costs to repair the bell tower and steeple, which is the tallest in Massachusetts. St. Anthony's Church is a New Bedford landmark, but much work needs to be done to maintain it. The cost oferecting the scaffolding alone will be staggering, not to mention the work on the grating, pointing and any other unforeseen

four hours Pats watching. It's odd. I can sit in 40-degree temperatures at a Sox game at Fenway and be miserable, but sit in 20-degree conditions at Foxboro and have a ball. But again that won't happen this year. I guess the price we ordinary fans pay for two world championships in three years 'is not being able to attend at least one game of the team we supported when the opposition actually looked forward to the trip down Route I from Boston. I've seen the Pats when there were more people on the sidelines than in the stands. I first went to the Pats in 1967 at Fenway Park. From that visit, I kept the Patriots' popcorn holder that turned into a megaphone for years until it lost a battle with mold. I was the only kid in the neighborhood with a football helmet that had Pat Patriot on the sides and not the glorified NY of the Giants. But alas, I can't get tickets any more. But it's not for a

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A strange place in time ATTLEBORO - La Salette Shrine, Route 118, will host singerl musician John Polce tonight at 7:30 p.m. for his Bethany Nights Program. It will include music, prayer and a healing service. For more informa-, tion call 508-222-5410. FAIRHAVEN - A crowning ceremony, sponsored by the Legion of Mary of St. Joseph's Church, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Provincial House of the Sacred Hearts Fathers on Adams Street. It will include rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Refreshments will follow. For more information call Alice Beaulieu at 508-995-2354. HYANNIS - First Friday adoration will be held June 4 following the noon Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, 21 Cross Street. It will conclude with Benediction ofthe Blessed Sacrament at 3 p.m. MANSFIELD - Father Francisco "Paco" Angoutigui of Boston will celebrate Mass and lead,a charismatic healing service June 2 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, 330 Pratt Street. For more information call 508339-2981. MASHPEE - A Mass of remembrance of all infants who died before or shortly after birth will be , held Sunday at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church. Names enrolled in the Book of Remembrance will be recited during Mass. Following Mass a monument will be dedicated in the Great Neck Woods Cemetery by Monsignor Ronald A. Tosti for children of Mashpee that died before, during or shortly after birth. For more information call 508-477-7700. NEW

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Did you hear a rumor recently to watch her slowly come back or 12-hour shift. At first mom slept most of the that the pope died? I know where from the places her mind takes time. I would journal, I thought, her. it originated. but the words didn't come. I The night before I arrived she The tale came from my Triduum for St. Anthony's Feast mother's hospital room in the would read, but I lost interest. became agitated and pulled out will be held June 4-6 beginning all the tubes connecting her to Relatives came. I had lunch Midwest, and someone as far with 5 p.m. Mass at St. Anthony's ' with a cousin I hadn't seen in 30 various machines. The nurse away as Connecticut had heard Church, 1359 Acushnet Avenue, years. While mom slept, another called my brother John, the son followed by a holy hour, opening the news - actually not news cousin and I went to the lounge who has become my mother's before everybody realized it was ceremonies at 6:45 p.m. , and outwhere I commandeered the primary helper, a role he fills of mom's one more symptom door activities. On June 5 outdoor with gentleness and marvelous coffee machine and brewed java activities begin at 1 p.m. Mass is disorientation following surgery. as strong as I wanted. humor. Later we realized that when at 4:30 p.m. followed by an outEventually, mom door procession, Benediction of mom gazed at the TV became lucid and spent a the Blessed Sacrament, distribu- screen and thought she long day awake, visiting tion of St. Anthony's Bread and heard that Pope John with people and laughing other activities. On June 6 Mass Paul II was gone, the set and anointing of the sick is at 12:00 probably was turned off. about how the pope story p.m., followed by outdoor activi- But by then even her had traveled. ties. For more information call physical therapist had The day I left we 508-993-1691. repeated the story to cojourneyed together by By Effie Caldarola workers. ambulance to a nursing NORTH DARTMOUTH . . .f.J facility where she would I was at my mother's The Diocesan Divorced-Separated bedside five days. It was recuperate before returnSupport Group will meet May 31 an experience in' fatigue, pa"John, you need to come. I'm ing to her own apartment. from 7-9 p.m. at the Family Life Cen- tience, love, memories and in a lot of trouble," mom said. It seemed overwhelming ter, 500 Slocum Road. The evening Apparently, she was convinced the strangeness of the new place, laughter. It was a chance to will focus on single parenting and inappreciate the loyalty of relathe loneliness of me leaving. We she had broken into the house, cludes the video "Divorce Recovery," tives, life's shortness, the ate a forlorn lunch together. 60 miles away, where she had by Andy Morgan. f10r more informamysterious way we become But I had to return home lived for many years. tion call Bob Menard at 508-673parents to our own mothers. because I had to travel next to My cousin and her husband, 2997. I arrived from Alaska two my daughter's graduation from an attorney, live nearer the college. hospital and came immediately. NORTH EASTON - "Recov- days after her surgery, and mom 1\vo days later, mom still was What a strange place in time ery and Prayer: Reflecting on the Se- still was spending most of her half-convinced the incident had this is. I've been where my renity of Prayer," will be presented days sleeping. Every time she , daughter is, and I remember , June 6 at 5 p.m. at Holy Cross Fam- was awakened - by doctors and happened. "I guess I needed a lawyer," ily Ministries, 518 Washington nurses, a phalanx of health-care when my mother was who I am Street. It will include viewing of the workers, meal bearers, eucharisshe said, referring to my cousin's now. Will my daughter eventuvideo ''The Haunted Heart," based tic ministers and occasionally a husband. ally become me and I my on the suffering Christ and the ex- visitor - she would be newly My visit was a chance for my mother? perience of divine and human love confused. As we drove to the airport, brother to take a break from the that embraces us. Registration is reSurgery is tough on a fragile time he devotes to mom. ToJohn and I talked about the quested by calling 508-238-4095 84-year-old. Mom, who had hip gether we would arrive at the inscrutability of life. I asked him, ext. 2027. surgery two years ago, has a hospital at 7:30 a.m. to catch the "I wonder who will be John for track record of postoperative doctors, then he would go to me?" WEST HARWICH - The bewilderment. It's excruciating work, and I would begin my 10And we both cried a little. Holy Trinity Charismatic Prayer Group will host a Mass and healing service June 3 at 7 p.m. at the church. It will be celebrated by Father Thomas Frechette. For more You might be wondering the Besides, for us Catholics to Personally I would lean information call Alice Bahnsen at same thing I am. Why doesn't claim Jes\ls as our very own toward a hero more on the 508-398-1139. the Catholic Church in the action hero might miff the Spiderman model. Not only did United States of America have major league baseball almost Baptists or even the Presbyterians, who would also want dibs allow Spiderman images on its tects; $300-St. John Neumann-St. an action hero or heroine it on him. And the patent issues infield bases (really), but within Vincent de Paul Society. East could use to inspire young Freetown; St. Joseph-St. Therese people, to serve as an example could become a real headache. the last 24 hours I have seen Church; New Bedford Catholic to adults and to be marketed like My neighbor, Bud, advocates Spiderman toothbrushes, Women's Club; Daughters of lsabella- crazy to raise money for the using the late Archbishop Spiderman hats, Spiderman Hyacinth Circle #71; The Pine shirts, Spiderman Framery; $25O-Gilbert J. Costa Insur- pllssions? You know, something posters, Spiderman ance Agency; State Road Cement squirt guns, Spiderman Block Company, North Dartmouth; St. like Canon Man (get it? Patrick-St. Vincent de Paul Society, not Cannon Man, but signet rings and Wareham; $200-Rock Funeral Home; Canon Man), or Super Spiderman lick-on St. Mary-St. Vincent de Paul Society, Sister, or Rob6priest, or tattoos. Fairhaven; $150-St. John Neumann Sinslayer and his trusty Now that's marketWomen's Guild. East Freetown; $1 00dove Praise. ing! ' Normand's Meat Specialties, Inc.; Boy By Dan Morris Oh, sure, Jesus does Wouldn't it be Scouts-Troop 5-Holy Name of the come to mind. However, 1_ Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. awesome to see TAUNTON AREA: it would be really, really McDonflld's offering $2,500-Taunton Disbict Council-st. tacky, it seems to me, to proFulton Sheen. First, he's dead something like a set of collectVincent de Paul Society; $9OO-St. Ann- duce Jesus pajamas, Jesus board (the archbishop, not Bud) and able little Sinslayer figurines St.Vincent de Paul Society, Raynham; therefore unlikely to protest. with its kids' meals? It could $250-Silva Funeral Home; $200- games, Jesus kites or even Jesus only be a matter of time before Knights of Columbus-st. Paul Coun- schoollunchboxes. On the other Second, he has established name recognition. Third, he cil #12252; $1 OO-L.eahy's UquorStore, hand, I see little problem with his sidekick, the dove Praise, Inc.; Massasoit Fence Company; Robopriest cap guns or a line of already has a cool cape. would be a household name. We Stan's Variety. Super Sister socks and shoes. Bud thinks loads of stori~s all know Trigger was almost as , NATIONAL: A line of Jesus comic books could be based on the premise of popular as the Lone Ranger. $1 ,500-Congregation of the Saa mild-mannered archbishop who We can't rule out a TV series, cred Hearts, Fairhaven; Rev. does have some appeal, but you is a TV personality by day but a major movie, Halloween Arthur K. Wingate. Fall River; pretty much would have to stick also commands secret powers costumes or even bobble-head $1 ,OOO-Rev. William J. Shovelton, with the New Testament for Lady Lake, FL; $210-Atty. Patrick story lines. That's not a bad from God that he employs to right dolls. I'm going to check canon K. Cunningham, Lincoln, RI; $150- thing, of course, but it would be wrong, protect the innocent, law on this and get back to you. Rose Therese Cap & Gown, hard to work in things like prevent sin and scare Phil Comments are welcome. EBrockton; $100-Auburn ConstrucDonohue into no longer saying mail Uncle Dan at tion Co., Inc.; Whitman; Holy Cross exploding buildings or car nasty things about the Church. crisuncleOl @yahoo,com. Mission. House, North Dartmouth. - crashes or space aliens.

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What about reincarnation? particular way to human Q. Reincarnation has beings. By the law Hindus become a sensitive subject with a few .Christian congre- call "karma," one's earthly gations in our area. New life does not cease at death. Individuals return in another Age groups (so they call form, usually unaware of their themselves) claim reincarnation is approved by previous existence, though their new life is radically Christian teachings, and some Christians seem to agree. I'm not satisfied with my answers. I am not even sure what they mean by "reincarnation." Is By Father there any way we John J. Dietzen Catholics could fit reincarnation into affected by past failings. our faith? (Pennsylvania) This continuous flow is A. The brief answer is no. believed to lead in some The concept of reincarnation mystical way to the absorpcontradicts traditional Christion of all being into "absotian beliefs in several serious lute reality," which finally areas. The word "reincarnation" will be the only reality there means "coming again in the is. All else will be fantasy, an illusion. flesh." As you suggest, These few sentences cannot theories promoted by some do justice to an ancient, groups calling themselves Christian do sound something massive and intricate worldview of a large part of like reincarnation, but often our human family as it has their explanations are so searched for answers to life's fuzzy it's difficult to know' great questions. Where did we precisely what they mean. come from? Why are we According to the teachings here? Where are we going? of several religions or phiWhat else is out there? losophies, particularly in Whence comes evil? How ancient Asian cultures, all does what we do here affect living beings exist in a cycle what comes after? of deaths and rebirths. This is These are the cosmic true of everything, from gods mysteries people have probed to humans to animals and for tens of thousands of years. plants. And as bizarre as it sounds to When one life is finished, us, millions have found a hint the being returns in another of satisfying answers in the form, higher or lower, deintriguing notion of reincarnapending on how well it lived tion. the previous existence. This should not, in fact, be The process applies in a

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Area college students take 'break' in Guaimaca By MIKE GORDON

For Father Pregana, this marked his third trip to the Mission and he said a lot of positive GUAIMACA, Honduras For 14 students from Bristol changes have occurred since his Community College and UMass first visit such as the路 addition of Dartmouth the spring break was the churches St. Rose of Lima and not one of beaches and suntan oil, St. Francis o(Assisi, and .Casa but of hard work and medicine. Cural and Mission, he said there They started each day at the crack is more of a routine for people of dawn and ended it when the attending the clinic. . "We're making quite an imsun went down as electricity in Honduras, where they spent seven pact down there," said Father Pregana. "The ministry of Sister days, was not readily available. The students were on hand Ceballos and Father Paul E. from both schools to visit and Canuel is making a difference. work with the people of Hondu- . spiritually. The people down there ras and experience what life is all relate everything that happens in about as part of our on-going di- their lives to God and that was ocesan mission. They traveled something that struck the college. with Father Craig Pregana, chap- students." One such student was Derek lain of UMass Dartmouth,. and, Dominican Sister of the Presen- Daly. who initially thought the tation Fay Medina, chaplain of people of Honduras might resent campus ministry at BCe. Accord- him as an American because of ing to Father Pregana it's an 'ex- all the technology and material perience that the students will re- goods people have in the United States. He learned that even member. , ''A trip like this changes lives," . though the people of Horidura~ said Father Pregana. "Students lack many of the basic nece'ssiprepared the ground for medici- ties Americans take for granted, SOME OF the team members from Bristol Community College, Fall River, and UMass nal plants and did a lot of physi- they appreciate what they have Dartmouth gathered for a photo prior to their departure for Guaimaca, Honduras, during cal labor down there, but it was and "faith in God can help a per- their spring break. . the best kind of physical labor son overcome almost any diffibecause they felt good about it." culty." . In addition to preparing the Daly said the mission changed rather than lie on a beach some- here in the United States because and has been doing what Father ground for soy plants, the students him and he would encourage oth- where. "It. shows a certain sense the market in Honduras is bad Preganajokingly called "Oatmeal also sorted medicine at Sister ers to do this.type of spring break. of discipleship and I commend right now. So bad, that last year Ministry," because she feeds chil. crops were not even harvested dren who collie into the clinic Maria Ceballos' health clinic and "This trip was important to me them for that'~ . . ' entertained children while parents because it helped me realize that For Sister Medi~bt was her because the cost of' doing that oatmeal. Many' have beeri' walkwere being tended to. They also I might be interested in doing fu- second trip to Honduras and she would have put. many farmers in ing two or more hours with their visite.d many of the smaller vil~ ture missionary work," Daly said, was glad to be ~traveling with the red. Students brought back parents to reach the cijnic and that . lages, assisted at daily Mass 'and "It also helped meto realize that路 young people. "This is my first more than 800 pounds of coffee hearty meal is important since helped build a home. The students what we do as a group can end year as campus ininister at BCC with them from Honduras and are many have not eaten that day. The brought 36 suitcases of supplies up helping hundreds of people and I thought this trip would be a selling it for the farmers. Eventu- students brought lots of packages and medicines with them for the .less fortunate than us." wonderful experience for the stu- ally they'will have a place roast of oatmeal for Sister Lucia as Honduran people and Father Prior to the trip, students did dents. It certainly was because. the coffee and market it for them. there is always an influx of people Pregana said they have enough major fund-raising to cover the they can't stop talking about it." Students returning from Hondu- who are in need of a hot meal. back at campus to fill another 36. cost. Father Pregana said thfough Sister Medina said that it made ras are bringing their mission exEvery day the students prayed For Julia Orchard the trip to the generosity of many people a difference in the lives of the periences to people from sponsor- and participated in daily Mass. Honduras was a special one. "The each student's trip was fully paid college students and it was a thrill ing parishes and selling coffee They got a real sense of what it time I spent in Honduras opened for. They collected money at their . for her to see them bond together beans. means to be part of a neighborhood my eyes and my heart. The most schools, visited parishes and as a team. 'They became a famSister Lucia works at the clinic Tum to page J4 - Students important thing I learned is !hat .asked for donations. ily and many of them wish to conwe are all brothers and sisters," There was a lot of preparation tinue working at a mission when said Orchard. "Missionary work before the trip. It incl~ded getting they complete their education." is not about rich Americans help- shots, team building experiences Father Pregana said that for ing out in a poor country. It is 'and prayer. Father Pregana said him the pastoral ministry and goabout being there for our family; he was glad the路 college students ing with Sister Lucia to visit the God's family." chose to work on their vacation homes of the elderly was very moving. "They are the people she ministers to and her presence is , the presence of Christ," he said. ."Seeing how the students are transformed by this experience is also very moving to' me." Alissa Rebello said her experience in Honduras was amazing. "Everyone down there was so friendly and you could feel God's presence in the Honduran people and the community as a whole. It was .great to be around so many .people who believed so fervently in God. When it was time to board the plane and return home I actually considered 'losing' my passport because I did not want to leave." The sewing co-op is nearly completed with efforts focused . now on the dorms according to Bee STUDENT Elizabeth Micek, foreground, and some Sister Medina. A co-op of farmJASON BRILHANTE, from Bristol Community College, of her colleagues take a break from working at the Marie ers is also coming together and', puts in some time with .a pickax during his spring break visit Poussepin Center. have hopes of selling their coffee. to Guaimaca, Honduras. . ANCHOR STAFF

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STUDENTS FROM St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School, Hyannis, participate in a May crowning. They were one of many schools to honor Mary this month. FIRST-GRADER Molly Walker, prepares to crown a statue of Mary during a recent Mass at St. Elizabeth . Seton Church, North Falmouth. She is assisted by Anne Marie Carr, a religious education coordinator.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION teacher Cindy Cortez, above, is all smiles as she shares a moment with the first Communion class at St. Kilian's Church, New Bedford. The Mass was celebrated by Incarnate : Word Father Samuel H. - . Leonard. At right, Jennifer Hernandez and Christopher Perez crown Our Lady during the Mass.

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STUDENTS OF the religious education classes at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, New Bedford, prepare for the annual crowning of Mary. At front is Kelsey Glennon, crown bearer. Standing from left: Stacey Pimental, Julissa Medeiros, Elizabeth Koczera, Melissa Gonet, Justine Medeiros and Deanna Lopes.

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takes on even more significance. Contributions to the Catholic Charities Appeal may be made either through a one-time donation or through a pledge, which is payable monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually.

Donations should be sentto the Catholic Charities Appeal Office, 450 Highland Ave., P.O. Box 1470, Fall River, Mass. 02722, or dropped off/mailed to any parish in the diocese. Donations may also be made over the Catholic Charities Appeal Website at catholiccharitiesfallriverdioc.org. For more information, please visit the Website or contact the Catholic Charities Appeal. The following are the most recent returns.

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PARISHES .Flaherty, M/M Tyler Foster, M/M Acushnet St. Francis Xavier: $1S0- George Geisser, Julie Hammond, WilRaymond 8. Diane Sleight, MIM Ber- liam Hannan, M/M Michael Janicki, nard Poyant; $100-M/M Stephen Jack Lamothe, M/M David Wilke. St. Joseph: $300-M/M Joe Watts, Lemieux Electric. Brannon; $200-MIM David Gracia. Assonet St. Stephen: $50Q-Gene & BarSt. Bernard: $1,6S0-Charles & Karen Sullivan; $300-Douglas & bara Morris; $350-Charles & Patricia Cynthia Michaud; $20Q-Peter & Ruth Messier; $2S0-Ronald & Carolyn Charland; $1S0-Dennis & Sharon Andrews, Paul & Sandra Cinq-Mars; Oliveira; $12Q-Robert & Isabelle Blake; $1S0-Joseph & Diane Ochab, Paul & $1 OQ-Donald Almeida, Mary Andrews, Kathleen Gaughan; $100-Armand H. Frechette, Marie ~Etoile, Paul & Joseph & Patricia Benevides. JoAnne Spera. Attleboro St. Theresa of the Child Jesus: Holy Ghost: $1 ,OOQ-Rev. John A. Raposo; $100-M1M Manuel Amaral, $350-MIM Robert Dinicola; $15O-JoM/M Manuel Silva, M/M Frederick seph Iwuc; $12S-Theresa Beaurgard, .Robert Bonacorsi; $100-M1M David Proulx. . St. John the Evangelist: $1,60Q- Paine, Sr., Carol Shea, Claire A. MIM Kenneth Claflin; $2SQ-MIM Paul Fauteux, M/M Michael E. Murphy, Diamond, M/M Donald Smyth; $2OQ- Dolores Sweeney, M/M Orgeto MIM Frederick Bartek, M/M Mervell Vicente, Linda Hood, Dorothy Stafford, Cronin, Susan Higgins, M/M Thomas Albina Lemoine, M/M - Norman Walsh; $12S-M1M John Carty, M1M Guilmette; Lillian Busby, M/M James David Foley, Mrs. Victor Vaughan; Garlick, M/M Michael LeBlanc.. $12Q-M1M Victor Bonneville; $1QO-MJ . Brewster Our Lady of the cape: $1,000M Jeffrey Barkan, Zoe Brown, Mrs. Paul Bullock, M/M James Burroughs, M/M Robert J. Schiffmann; $2OQ-M1 M/M John Cherecwich, Marilyn Blake M Ransom B. Conrow; $1QO-Michael Cobb. M/M Robert Donahue; Leonie A. Giaquinto, Bernard Hayes,

Pedro, M/M Manuel Estrela, AnonyCatherine Coleman. mous, M/M Manuel de Melo, M/M Buzzards Bay St. Margaret: $100-Dominga & Alcino Coronel. Good Shepherd: $1 OQ-M/M John John Andrade, Mary V. Rose: Wheadon. centerville Holy Rosary: $lOQ-ln Memory of Our Lady of Victory: $50Q-Rev. William McCarthy, M1M Michael D. Rev. Vincent F. Diaferio, M/M Joseph Mulgrew; $200-Mrs. Helen Donovan; Guidotti; Holy Trinity: $9SQ-ln Memory of $1S0-M/M Duane K. Bellingham; $12S-M/M Donald Morris; $120-M/M Manuel G. Andrade; $SOQ-Holy TrinJames L. Childs; $100-M/M Eugene ity School; $200-ln Memory of Jo-Ann L. Binda, James J. Connors, Jr., M/M Machado; $1SQ-M/M Daryl Gonyon; William D. Corbett, M/M Peter M. $11 O-M/M Vincent Campbell; $1 OO-In Daigle, M/M Harry D. Evans III, M/M Memory of Loretta Charest, Muriel John F. Grady, Mrs. Charles Hills, MI Cote, Holy Trinity Women's Guild, MI MGary John, M/M Donald Levesque, M William J. Whelton. 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Hadley, M/M Rob- Appleton, Jr.; $1,OOO-M/M David ert E. Corradi, M/M Richard J. En- Connelly; $600-Mrs. Virginia Shepgland, Rita A. Behrle, M/M Clifford T. herd; $500-M/M William Godfrey, MI Bates, Adelaide I. Raso, Robert P. M Robert Ryan, M/M John Welsh; Stavrakas, James F. Cosgrove, Jr., MI $400-Ms. Mary Elizabeth Lynch, M Joseph V. Venezia, M/M Joseph E. Theresa Mesquita, M/M. Michael Jacinto, Dorothy E. Gates, Jean Cook, Santos; $300-M1M William Cericola; Margaret Giannasio. $2S0-M/M Henry Stein; $200-Mrs. Fairhaven Jean Berry,. M/M Paul Goyette, MJM St. Joseph: $SOO-M/M Russell George Kovatch, Marie McKenzie, MI Correia; $300-M/M William Paul; M John Sheehan, Mrs. Mary Walsh; $20Q-M/M Richard Bordas, M/M Tho- $1SQ-M/M James Hobert, Robert C. mas Gray, Marshall Building Products, Kelley, Madeleine LeBlanc, Mary C. Mrs. John Staffon; $125-Mrs. Roberta Michael, Mrs. C.E. McAdoo, M/M EdBraley; $1OQ-M/M Jose Ambar, M/M ward Powell, Miss Lillian Senteio; Patrick Doyle, M/M Donald Pires, MI $140-M/M Lawrence Kane; $13Q-Mrs. M Alfred Vincent, Mrs. Teresa Xavier. Marjorie Chipman;' $12S-Laurie ~ Fall River Baroni, MIM Richard Dresser, MIM Esplrtto santo: $25Q-MIM Duarte Charles Hoffses, Jr., Charles Kelliher, Silva; $2OQ-M/M James Pavao; $15Q- MIM ThornasLoughlin, MIM Marshall M/MJohnTravres;$10Q-MfMMessias Lovelette, M/M Hugh White; $12Q-M1'

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Wignall. Pocasset $300-Mrs. Thomas Gaffney; $250St. Mary: $200-MIM Alan Ross, St. John the Evangelist: $400. Mary B. Hanley, Joseph Dawley; Jane Shepard; $1 Oo.Gertrude Dalton, Willard E. Mondeau; $150-MlM Eu- $200-M/M Harold Torrey, Edward MIM Arthur Spencer. gene N. Perry; $100-M/M Joseph Flemming; $175-Mrs. John McManus; North Dartmouth Agrillo, MIM Gilbert T Joly, MIM Jo- $165-Wanda Eaton; $125-MIM WillSt. Julie Billiart: $2,000-SI. seph M. Lombardo, M/M Richard F. iam Harney; $100-M/M Donald T. Vincent de Paul Society; $25o.Agnes Patton. O'Connor, Edmund Janson-laPalme, Lang; $200-M/M Shawn Eusebio, Provincetown MIM Robert Reddy, John Twohig, MI David Amaral; $150-M/M Thomas St. Peter the Apostle: $200- M John Fitzgerald, Eva Shannon, MI Kenny, Hazel Dupre; $125-Beatrice Fanizzi's Restaurant, Edward Goshen; . M Thomas Fiala, MIM William Parry, Gracia, Sheila Isherwood; $104-MIM $125-Marguerite Lopes; $1 Oo.Edward Andrew Lattanzi, M/M C. 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Gabriel, Hurley, Catherine Richard, MIM Tho- McCabe; $200-MIM John Kenyon, MI MIM Ronald Gomes, MIM Raymond mas Clarke, MIM Philip Tarallo, Mary M John Krasnianski, M/M Michael Duclos, Mrs. Andre Mictiaud, Blanche Pratt, M/M James Friesen, M/M O'Connell, M/M Richard Gregoire, Prevost, Dr/M Robert Wilcox, MlM Charles Crivellaro, M/M Richard Agnes Smith, MlM Ronald Souto, MI Herbert Chace, James Mello, MJM Connolly, DrlM Eduardo Talusan, MI M Robert Vandal; $160-MlM Michael Joseph Santos, MIM Norbert Flores, M Mark Dedonato, M/M James Quaglia; $150-Julie Coccia, Mrs. Florence McNerney, M/M Roger Coughlin, MIM Jacques Tremblay, MI Raymond Connors, M/M Harvey Lamonde, MIM Harold Senay, Ronald MWilliam McAndrews, Teresa Wolffe, Mace, Charlotte Mello; $125-M/M Desruisseaux, MIM Gerard Tremblay, Martyn Lincoln, M/M Kenneth Harold Devine, Angie Mello, MIM John M/M Joseph Goyette, M/M David Robbins. 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Immaculate Conception: $120Clifford Long, James Martin, Robert Eric & Eleanor Spencer, Michael M/M Kevin Quinn; $100-M/M Ray Mead, Mrs. Manuel Medeiros, MIM Tamburro, Eugene & Yvette Wallin. Chisholm, Debra Botelho. Eugene Roche, MIM Harry Scanlan, Somerset St. John of God: $2,000-DeSt. Anthony: $1,OOO-St. Anthony MIM John Segadelli, Mary Sullivan, Dr. ceased Souls of Ferreira & Santos Prayer Group; $525-Rev. Jeffrey Eliott Taylor, MIM Harry Witt. Cabral; $500-Annalee Nystrom, St. Families. Norton St. Patrick: $1,200-Richard Anthony Church Irmandade do St. Mary: $200-MIM John Drane; $15o.MIM Douglas MacMaster, MIM Peirce; $SOQ-David Dunne, Jr.; $200. Espirito Santo, St. Vincent de Paul MIM Edward J. Leonard; $100-MIM Society;$250-M/M Joseph Amaral; Joseph McGinley. Richard Brisbois, M/M Denis $2OQ-Rose Aleixo, Emma Andrade,ln Orleans St. Joan of Arc: $1,000-M/M Gaudreau, MIM Raymond Leboeuf, Memory of John C. Correia, A Friend, Frank Mainero, M/M Richard MIM Edward Mendes, MIM William Anonymous, Donald Santos; $150Dolores Nunes, Donald Nunes, John McLaughlin; $300-M/M James F. Ready. St. Thomas More: $1,00o.MIM Barros; $125-MIM Antonio leite, St. Salmon; $25o.MIM John T. Corcoran; $2OQ-DrlM Larry Hartung; $15o.MIM Leonard Burgmyer; $30o.Margaret L. Anthony Youth Group; $1 OQ-Theresa Hector Robitaille; $100-MIM James -Dunn; $200-Atty/M Stephen C. Camara, Anonymous, MlM James Cashin, MIM Ronald DeCamp, MIM Nadeau; $175-MlM Gerald Driscoll; Copeland, MIM Lawrence DePaulo, Edward Jamieson, M/M Paul $125-MIM Joseph Reidy; $11o.WiII- MIM Manuel Goulart, DeaconIM Jose iam H. Kirkman; $100-MIM A. Roger Medeiros, MIM Manuel Narciso, MIM Kascsak. R. Archambault, MIM Albert J. Attar, Francisco Rodrigues, M. Joanne Osterville Our Lady of the Assumption: MIM Eugene Belanger, MIM David F. Meniche, Manuel M. Leite, M/M $1,000-M/M Ernest J. Gavel, Britto, MIM Leo J. 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Turinese, Darren & Cynthia Bernard, William & Edwina Hoeg. St. Paul: $1,OOO-St. Vincent de Paul Society; $500-M/M Philip Arsenault, Hon/M Kevan Cunningham, M/M Bruce Young; $325-MIM John Dubena; $1DO-MIM Frank Almeida, MIM Ronald Benoit, M/M Robert Boucher, M/M Ralph Cabral, MIM James McGovern, MIM Richard Neville, MIM Paul O'Boy, MI M Frank Peloquin, Edward Pryor, MI M Steven Studley, M/M Edmund Teixeira. Wareham St. Patrick: $300-M/M David Barreiros; $125-St. Patrick's Circle, A Friend; $1OQ-Theresa Williams, MIM Harry Riggle, MIM Philip Martin, MIM William Giblin, MIM John Alden, Mrs. John Lambiase, M/M Donald L.:Homme, In Memory of Sousa! Stephens Families. Wellfleet Our Lady of Lourdes: $500Phyllis J. Fleming; $400-George R. Earley; $2SQ-MIM John P. Ferro; $2OQEleanor C. Landry, Sally & John Monahan; $125-Mrs. Arthur A. Parker; $1 DO-MIM Joseph K. Kane, MIM Peter Newman, Helen Q. Rollins. West Harwich Holy TrInity: $25o.MIM John W. Rooney; $200-Wallace Raneo, Joseph W. Sweeney; $15o.MIM John B. O'Brien, Jr.; $1 OQ-MIM Edward Brady, MIM Anthony Chotkowski, Edward J. Cox, Jr., MIM Charles L. Guertin, MIM Dennis Haley, Helene M. Hargrave, MI MWilliam T. Kiley, DrlM Uncoln Lynch, Mary Banks McLean, Dorothy G. Quinn, MJM Vincent Rescigno, MIM James Terralavoro. Westport Our Lady of Grace: $1 SQ-MIM Alvin Dupont; $105-M/M George Duclos; $1OQ-MIM Richard Bussiere, MIM Romain Saulnier. St. George: $25o.MIM Paul Dion; $15Q-MIM Stephen SiMa; $1DO-MIM Michael Martin, M/M Gerald Bouchard, MIM David Rodrigues, MI M Carlos Ferreira. St. John the Baptist: $300Leonard Rock; $1 DO-MIM Paul Amoe, MIM Paul Heywood, MIM Gerald C. Rivard, Atty. Dorothy Tongue, R. Dorothy Jendry, MJM Ronald Begin, MIM Eugene Carroll, Charles Cosa, MIM Carlin Lynch, Elizabeth Souza, Attyl M Brian Sullivan. Woods Hole St. Joseph: $5QO-Harley & Carole Knebel, Phyllis MacNeil; $25o.Richard & Norma Perron; $2OQ-Edward Fitch, Emil & Eleanor Tiejte; $150Donald & Diane Crosby; $1DO-David & Catherine Cary, Jed & Mary Ann Rowan, David & Ellen Chapman. BUSINESS & COMMUNITY ATTLEBORO AREA: $1,200-Jeweled Cross Co., Inc., North Attleboro; $1,OOQ-Morin's, Inc.; St. Mary's Bingo, Norton; $SOO-Our lady of Mount Carmel Women's Guild, Seekonk; Texas Instruments, Inc.; $300-Knights of Columbus #5108, Seekonk; $2SQ-E.A. Dion, Inc.; $2()(}.A&A Fuel, East Providence; St. Mary Catholic Women's Guild, Mansfield; $1OQ-R.A. Reinbold Insurance, North Attleboro; Vachon Mazda, South Attleboro; Walton & Lonsbury, Inc. CAPE COD AREA: $5,000-M/M Jonathan Stott, Osterville; $2,5OQ-Casey Coyne Fund, Harwich Port; $2,000-Our Lady of lourdes-St. Vincent de Paul Society, Wellfleet; $1,OOO-SI. Pius Tenth-St. Vincent de Paul Society, South Yarmouth; St. Pius Tenth Bingo, South Yarmouth; $500-Christ the King Women's Guild, Mashpee; Holy Trinity Women's Guild, West Harwich; $2SQ-Spartan Cleaners, Inc., Hyannis; $2OQ-DrlM John Skowronski, Cotuit; Dennis Equipment Co., Inc., South Dennis; $150-Thomas H. Peterson Realty, Inc., West Harwich; St. AugusContinued on page six

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.Legacy of U.S. black Catholic priest honored By JAY NIES CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

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BISHOP ROBERT J. McManus waves to well-wishers as he leaves St. Paul's Cathedral in Worcester, following his installation as fifth bishop of the Diocese of Worcester May 14. (CNS photo by Kevi~ Luperchio, The Catholic Free Press)

Bishop McManus installed as fifth head of Worcester diocese By KEVIN LUPERCHIO CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

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WORCESTER - Pledging his commitment to help bring about a new springtime in the life of the Church, Bishop Robert J. McManus was installed May 14 as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Worcester. More than 1,000 invited guests, including hundreds of priests and bishops, crowded St. Paul Cathedral to witness the 52-year-old former auxiliary bishop ofProvidence, R.I., officially become head of the central Massachusetts diocese. The Mass, which was also broadcast live on local television and radio, began with a long procession that included representatives of various Catholic groups and interfaith communities, clergy from the Worcester and Providence dioceses and more than 30 archbishops, bishops and abbots. Retired Worcester Bishop Daniel P. Reilly, whom Bishop McManus succeeds, delivered welcoming remarks. Then Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, apostolic nuncio to the United States, read the official letter from Pope John Paul II declaring Bishop McManus the diocese's new bishop. . Bishop McManus was led to his cathedral chair and presented with his crosier by Archbishop Montalvo and Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, who presided at the installation rite. The bishop was greeted by several representatives of the community, including clergy, lay Catholics fromvarious ethnic groups and ecumenical, interfaith and civic leaders. With the inclusion of the Spanish and Vietnamese languages, the Mass was an experience of the universal Church, said Father George A. Charland, pastor of S~. John the Baptist Parish in East Brookfield. In his homily, Bishop McManus

urged all Catholics to help in bringing about what the pope has termed "the new evangelization." This evangelization, the bishop said, is an attempt to reintroduce the person and message of Jesus Christ to those who have fallen away from the Church for any reason. He said he was painfully aware that the betrayal of trust by some clergy and religious leaders brought to light in the clergy sexual abuse scandal has alienated some Catholics. Supporters ofabuse victims and several people who identified themselves as victims of abuse picketed outside the cathedral during the Mass. "I hope that I, supported by the clergy, religious and faithful laity of the diocese, can help to heal the hurt that has kept some Catholics from feeling at home in the Church oftheir youth;' Bishop McManus said. He also spoke of the need for all Christians to surrender to Jesus "in the face ofsuch profound moral confusion." "We live in a society where the very existence of moral truth, of what constitutes basic right and wrong, is being called into question;' he said. "In many quarters of our American culture, from our university classrooms to the chambers of our Legislature and even to the ordinary person on the street, thequestion of Pontius Pilate to Jesus at the beginning of the Lord's passion resounds with a haunting familiarity, 'What is truth?''' Bishop McManus, former rector of Our Lady of Providence Seminary in Providence, also reiterated his focus on increasing vocations in the diocese. . He begged the congregation ''to pray daily and earnestly for many good, holy vocations to the priesthood" and asked diocesan priests to minister in such in a way that promotes vocations. .

MONROE CITY, Mo. - Catholic pilgrims and parishioners gathered at Holy Rosary Church in Monroe City recently to celebrate the memory of Father Augustine Tolton, the first full-blooded African-American to be ordained a Catholic priest. Born in a Catholic slave family in Missouri in 1854 and baptized at the old St. Peter Church in Brush Creek, Father Tolton entered the seminary and went on to be ordained despite "insufferable obstacles," said Jesuit Father J-Glenn Murray, homilist at a Mass celebrating the 150th anniversary of the pioneer priest's birth. The sesquicentennial Mass was celebrated on the 118th anniversary of Father Tolton's ordination in the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. The mood at the Mass was upbeat but somewhat reflective as worshippers pondered simultaneously Father Tolton's heroic ministry and the tragic circumstances that helped to make it so. Augustine's father, Peter Paul Tolton, joined the Union Army during the Civil War and died of an infection in St. Louis. When his mother, Martha Tolton, learned of her husband's death, she escaped from the Missouri plantation with her children and fled to Illinois, a free .,' i ,'. As a parishioner ill i!' .iney, Ill., young Augustine, also known as Augustus, began to discern a priestly vocation. He was helped along by his pastor and Franciscans at what is now Quincy College. Because no seminary in the United States would accept him, he went to the Urban College of the Propagation of the Faith in Rome, now called Urbanian University, to prepare to be a missionary priest in Africa. After ordination, however, he was sent back to the United States to be a missionary in the land of

his birth. In 1897, at the age of 43, he died of heat exhaustion in Chicago while serving that city's black Catholics. Before Father Tolton was ordained, there had been three mulatto Americans who became priests before the Civil War - the Healy brothers, James, Patrick and Sherwood, who were sons of an Irish Catholic plantation owner in Georgia and one of his slaves. James went on to become bishop of Portland, Maine; Patrick was president of Georgetown University; and Sherwood was a Boston priest who oversaw the construction and dedication of the magnificent Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Bishop John R. Gaydos of Jefferson City presided at the Mass in Father Tolton's honor. In his homily Father Murray, an African-American priest who is diocesan director of worship in Cleveland, described Father Tolton as the father of African-American Catholics and a source of ongoing inspiration. "Neither brilliant nor clever, America's first recognized black African-American priest was a pastor, first and last, and justly merits the title of father of all the black African-American priests and - dare I say - the father of all black AfricanAmericans who labor in love in the Catholic Church we call Roman," he added. "More than he ever reali~ed in life, he was and is an inspiration for the remarkable movement of faith, even to this day and to this place." .In relating Father Talton's story, Father Murray told of a black Catholic woman who had been thrown out of a white-only Catholic Church and cursed by the pastor. On her deathbed, he said, the woman exclaimed at seeing Father Tolton, "Thank God I've been able to send for one of my own!" The St. Louis Archdiocesan Human Rights Office sponsored the day's events.

With new appointment, U.S. black Catholic bishops number 14 By JERRY FILTEAU CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

- Bishop George V. Murry, 55, who was named an auxiliary of Chicago in 1995. Appointed coadWASHINGTON ---,- When Bishop-designate jutor of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, in 1998, he Martin D. Holley is ordained in Washington July 2, succeeded as bishop there in 1999; there will be 14 active and retired U.S. Catholic bish-:-:- Bishop Curtis J. Guillory, 60, who was named ops who are Mrican-American. an auxiliary of Galveston-HousPope John Paul II named the ton in 1987 and has been bishop 49-year-old priest from of Beaumont, Texas, since 2000; Pensacola, Fla., as an auxiliary Bishop Edward K. bishop of Washington May 18. Braxton, 59, who was made an The same day the pope acauxiliary of St. Louis in 1995 and cepted the retirement of another has been bishop of Lake Charles, black Washington auxiliary La., since 2001. Bishop Leonard J. Olivier, who There are three active black turned 80 last October. bishops who are auxiliaries: When Bishop-designate - Bishop Dominic Carmon, Holley is ordained, he will be73, auxiliary of New Orleans come the 10th active black bishop since 1993; in the U.S. hierarchy, -Bishop Gordon D. Bennett, Of the other nine, six are heads 57, auxiliary of Baltimore since of dioceses. They are: POPE JOHN Paul II 1998; - Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, named Father Martin D. -Bishop Joseph N.Perry, 56, 56, who was named an auxiliary auxiliary of Chicago since '1998; ' 983 Holley, a 49-year-old priest of Chlcago in 1 and has l?een In addition to Bishop Olivier, bishop of Belleville, Ill., since from Pensacola, Fla., as there are three other retired black 1994. Since 2001 he has also been an auxiliary bishop of bishops in the country: president of the U.S. Conference Washington. (CNS photo - Bishop Elliott G. Thomas of Catholic Bishops and is the by Rafael Crisostomo, ofSt. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 77, first black bishop to hold that po- Catholic Standard) who was made a bishop in 1993 sition. and retired in 1999; - Bishop J. Terry Steib, 64,' - Bishop Joseph L. Howze who was named an auxiliary of St. Louis in 1983 of Biloxi, Miss., 80, who was made a bishop in and has been bishop of Memphis since 1993; 1972 and retired in 2001; - Bishop John H. Ricard, 64, who was named - Bishop Moses B. Anderson, 75, a Detroit an auxiliary of Baltimore in 1984 and has been. auxiliary who was made a bishop in 1982 and rebishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Fla., since 1997; tired last fall.


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Retreat favorite Father Groeschel on the mend, hopes to'be back soon By CLAUDIA McDoNNELL CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE NEW YORK - Four months after an accident in Florida nearly killed him, Father Benedict J. Groeschel, whose books and retreats have won him a wide following, is working hard at rehabilitation and making plans for new projects. The priest, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, will be based at Trinity Retreat, a clergy retreat center in Larchmont that is his headquarters as director of the Office of Spiritual Development for the Archdiocese of New York. "I'm preparing to get back on the job, giving retreats at Trinity and writing and doing some television," he said. He even hopes to have a book completed by Christmas. Achieving those goals will take time; he faces more physical therapy and probably more surgery. He will not be able to resume his hectic schedule, which had him traveling throughout the country and overseas to give retreats 'imd conferences. "Even though I'm 70 years old, I've never been busier than I was in the last year, both at Trinity and

TestiDlony prefer it if the lower extremities are presented first. I can grasp the lower extremities of the fetus, and using gentle 路traction, extract the tissue. Q. And after you have done that, what do you have? What happens next? A. I continue to put traction on the fetus tissue. If the cervix is adequately dilated, then the fetus will generally slide down through the cervix, and I continue to extract the tissue until it is completely extracted. If the cervix is not so well dilated, then disarticulation and dismemberment happens. Q. SO do you ever use a chemical agent to cause fetal demise? A. Yes. Q. What is that agent? A. The agent is Digoxin. Q. What is Digoxin? A. Digoxin is the name for Digitalis, which is a cardiac medicine that is typically used for specific cardiac conditions, most typically heart failure. Q. And at what gestational age do you use Digoxin? A. We start using it at 22 weeks. Q. Why do you choose 22 weeks? A. We like to prevent an eventuality of a live birth, and because it seems to make the procedure move along a little bit easier on the day of the procedure....We administer the Digoxin with a needle through the abdominal wall of the woman intro the uterus. We are aiming to get it into

around the country," he said. While he was in Orlando, Fla., to speak at the International Insti-' tute for Priestly Formation, he was struck by a car. "Suddenly my life stopped," he said. "It literally stopped." He had no pulse or heartbeat, and medical personnel were giving up hope of reviving him when one of his companions begged them to keep trying. That close call put his current condition in perspective. "IfI have some small, residual physical handicaps, like using a cane," he told Catholic New York, archdiocesan newspaper, "I can't complain. I started at zero." As the news路 of his accident spread, E-mails began pouring in to his order's Website. It has received 700,000 hits since the ac.cident. He was crossing a street in Orlando on his way, to buy food for his companions. There were no traffic lights, so.he wait~d for the stream of cars to let up. . "There was an old bus, and I did not see there. was a car right behind it," he said. The impact left him with a brol,<.en right ar'm and leg and other injuries.

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the fetal heart, or at least into the fetal thorax. However, we are not able to do that every time. If we are not able to do that, then we attempt to put the Diogoxin into the amniotic fluid. And it seems to work less often when it is just put into the amniotic fluid. Q. What percentage of time are you successful in getting the Digoxin into the fetal heart? A. I would say approxim~tely 50 percent. Q. And what about the term "living fetus," what does that mean to you? A. It would be a fetus that still has a heartbeat, and that would still apply to many of my cases. Q. And in yourpractice do you bring the fetus to the point where the fetal trunk past the navel is outside the body of the woman? A. Yes, I do. That's what I mainly do. Q. And that happens often? A. Yes. Q. You testified yesterday, I believe, that you have performed approximately 30,000 surgical abortions throughout your career? A. That is my.best guess. Excerpts from the Government's cross-examination Dr. Sheehan: Q. Thank you. If I could read that to you, page 101 [of Dr. Sheehan's deposition], starting on line 22 and I should say first this question refers to your expert report; is that correct? A. Uh-huh. Q. "Question: Could you describe, doctor, what you mean in

In the trauma center at Orlando Medical Center II miles away, where Father Groeschel was taken after the accident, "I began to slip away," he said. "For a period of some time I had no pulse, heartbeat or blood pressure registered. The staff was giving up, removing their gloves, when Father John Lynch beseeched them to keep going. In IS minutes they had a heartbeat and so that's when I started over again." It has been a slow climb. For two months he was on a respirator and could not speak, eat or drink. "I said the rosary over and over again, and I was able to meditate particularly on the glorious mysteries," he recalled. What about the sorrowful mys-' teries? "I didn't need the sorrowful mysteries," he said. "I was there." For the first time in four months, Father Groeschel has climbed stairs and walked 500 feet with a walker. The therapy is physically demanding, and he probably will have surgery on :his right elbow. In the end, he will be left with limitations, but ~e remains hopeful. His own catastrophe has had an

unexpected consequence: Many people wrote and told him that it brought them to conversion, "some to the Church, some from sinful lives," he said. He has no idea why, but remarked that "the letters are incredible." Father Groeschel also spoke about the effect of the ordeal on

his own spiritualit~, "You have to \I ,God every day in individual :...;~ of trust," he continued. "You can'tjust say once and for all, 'I trust him.' You have to keep working on it, and I'm so grateful for the help of my friends who prayed for me, that I would sustain the crosses God sent to me."

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BROTHERS SHAWN O'Connor and John Anthony Boughton visit Franciscan Friar of the Renewal Father Benedict Groeschel at a care facility in Westchester County, N.Y., recently. The 70-year-old priest, a popular ~atholic retreat leader and evangelist on the Eternal Word Television N~twork, was critic~lIy injured January 11 afte~ being hit by a car while crossing a road near Orlando International Airport in Or!c..,.ldo, Fla. (CNS photo by 'Chris Sheridan)

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tion as a deacon "publicly mani- ing to the call. He reminded them fests his will to offer himself to that they must respond as Christ tc God and the Church, so that he responded to the crowds described r may exercise sacred orders. The' in Matthew's Gospel as like sheep paragraph 4 by your 'best efforts Church, accepting his offering, without a shepherd. The bishop to remove the fetus intact? chooses and calls him to prepare told the candidates that their hearts A: I think I already described ... and ... he is rightly numbered must be moved with compassion that, but what I attempt to do is to among the candidates ..." accord- for the people they will be called grasp the fetal feet with the instru- ing to the Apostolic Letter Ad to serve as deacons. ment, and putting gentle traction Pascendum. Concelebrating the Mass with on that fetal extremity, I try to Msgr. Oliveira, director of the Bishop Coleman were Msgr. tease the tissue down so that the Permanent Diaconate Program, Oliveira, pastors of the fetus comes down feet first summoned the candidates to be candidate's parishes, and priests through the cervix, the pelvis and enrolled, as families, friends and responsible for their first-year forthe thorax, and I actually get the more than 70 members of the mation, Father Daniel W. arms out and just use gentle trac- diaconate community looked on. Lacroix, Father Roger J. Landry tion, rather than using the kind of In his homily, Bishop Coleman and Father David A. Pignato. crushing and compressing ges- commended the men for respondtures that one would use to do the disarticulation." Q. Is that what you said? Montie Plumbing A. Yes. & Heating Co. Excerpts from PPFA's direct Over 35 Years examination of Dr. Eleanor of Satisfied Services Drey: Reg. Master Plumber 7023 Q. And was there a time frame JOSEPH RAPOSA, JR. of when [Digoxin] was given? 432 JEFFERSON STREET A. When we first started givFALL RIVER 508-675-7496 ing it" we always gave it at the time that we were doing our preoperative evaluation, so that the PRACTICE THE DEVOTION OF THE FIRST SATURDAYS, patient would get the laminaria AS REQUESTED BY OUR LADY OF FATIMA placed. And then, after that, she would have the Digoxin injection. On December 10, 1925, Our Lady appeared to Sister Lucia At that time we were waiting two (seer of Fatima) and spoke these words: "Announce in my days with the laminaria in place. name that I promise to assist at the hour ofdeath with the graces And, so, initially we were giving necessary for the salvation oftheir souls, all those who on the first Digoxin two days before D&E. Saturday of five consecutive months shall: Q. And did you ever change I. Go to confession; 2. Receive Holy Communion; 3. Recite the that procedure, that time schedRosary (5 decades); and 4. Keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 15 mysteries ofthe Rosary, with the intention of ule? making reparation to me." A. We did. What started hapIn a spirit of reparation, the above conditions are each to be pening was we had an unfortunate preceded by the words: "In reparation for the offenses number of women who were committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:' spontaneously going into labor Confessions may be made during 8 days before or after the and delivering at hospitals sort of first Saturday, and Holy Communion may be received at all over the bay area, and it was either the morning or evening Mass on the first Saturday. distressing to everyone.

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Cape Cod student elected to school gov~rnment post COLCHESTER, Vt. - Andrew Pavlofsky, a junior political science major at St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vt., will preside over the school's student government as Student Association President for the 2004-2005 academic year. He is the son of Howard and Deborah Pavlofsky, parishioners of St. Joan of Arc Parish. Pavlofsky won election to the

post during recent student voting at the Catholic college. The 50 member Student Association is charged with setting policy and allocating funds to student organizations on campus. As presi- . dent, Pavlofsky and the vice president will speak on behalf of the group to the administration and board of trustees and preside at weekly meetings, breaking voting ties when necessary.

MATIHEW RODGERS, Evan Kinnane and Meghan Camara played leads in the St. Stanislaus School's recent production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Many students from the Fall River school participated in the spring production.

JONOTHAN RODRIGUESSILVA and Michael Teixeira of St. Michael's School, Fall River, have some fun running the scoreboard for the Catholic Youth Interscholastic Futbol Sala League. Stu~ dents from elementary schools throughout the diocese participate in the league.

FIRST-GRADERS Justin Silveira and Alexander doCouto display prayer bannets they created in a recent art class at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, New Bedford. Amy Goulart is their art instructor.

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Students because of so many people attending daily Mass and the hospitality of the Honduran people. Father Pregana also said the college students really enjoyed being around and working with Father Canuel. "It's amazing how generous the people down there are," said Father Pregana. "They give you the food off of their plate and made our college students feel welcome." There-is a great opportunity for social, interaction because students don't have phones to talk on, computers to use or televisions to watch. "When the sun goes down, you go to bed because there's no electricity," said Father Pregana. When students were not working they played games with the children of Honduras and even though only a few spoke Spanish F!lther Pregarta said there seems to be a common language between kids. Student Amy Spaulding said the lessons she learned in Honduras will not be erased. She kept a journal while on the Mission and reflected that even though the people of Honduras do not have many material things "they trust in God and that is all they need to be rich." Another entry read, "You can never get the dust of

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Honduras off your feet nor forget those who helped you get dirty." Spaulding said that while in Honduras the mission team did as Christ did because in ~any ways they walked in his footsteps as he called them to do. "I am so proud to be a part of these mission groups because I believe God put me here for a reason," said Spaulding. "I recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience faith and God in a way that will change your life forever." Father Pregana was pleased with the success of the trip and said he is already planning to bring students down to Honduras later this year. ''There is still a great need," said Father Pregana. "We have to give not just of our surplus, but out of our need. It's the whole sense of stewardship and our responsibility to the truly needy. We're hoping to bring more students down this winter." For those interested in making a donation of supplies to the

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Family Rosary announces winners of 2004 'Try Prayer! It Works' contest EASTON (CNS) - Family Rosary announced 15 first-place winners out of3,200 entries from across the United States in its annual ''Try Prayer! It Works!" contest that encourages students to express their faith through art, poetry, prose, video and photography. The entries depicted the contest's theme, "A Light Unto Others," chosen to highlight the "mysteries of light" suggested as additions to the rosary by Pope John Paul II. ''The contest enables children of all ages to creatively express the Gospel message of love of neighbor as taught by Christ. Being light for others involves prayer and religious faith;' said Holy Cross Father John Phalen, president of Holy Cross Family Ministries which includes Family Rosary, Family Theater Productions and other ministries. In addition to the ''Try Prayer! It Works!" contest in the United States, separate competitions are conducted in Mexico, East Africa, Brazil, Peru, Ireland and the Philippines. Entries are judged on content, ability to capture and interpret the theme, artistic and technical proficiency, and adherence to rules. Up to three winners are chosen per grade from kindergarten to 12. First-place winners are awarded $100, their sponsoring organization earns $200 and the runners-up win a set ofFamily Theater Productions movies. In this year's contest, two students in grade four and grade five tied for first place. Family Rosary was founded in 1942 by the late "rosary priest," Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton. The ''Try Prayer! It Works!" contest derives its name from an experience in the life of Father Peyton. While a seminarian, Father Peyton was

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By CHARLIE MARTIN· CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE Parish religious education class in us to create our lives in ways that Philadelphia contacted me and bring challenge, satisfaction and When the road gets dark suggested that I review Mandy passion. . And you can no longer see stricken with severe tuberculosis. At Moore's new release "Have a One way to do this is to listen Let my love throw a spark one point, afrustrated physician said, carefully to the whispers of your Little Faith in Me." Have a little faith in me ''Try prayer! We have done all we The song is off Moore's most heart. God places these desires in And when the tears you cry can for you." Father Peyton claimed recent CD "Coverage." It is an your heart. By taking some quiet Are all you can believe his recovery was due to praying the album of "cover" songs, that is, time, you can learn what desires Just give these loving arms a rosary. songs previously released by are being formed in your soul. try, baby, and That experience, coupled with other artists. Ask yourself: What are some of Have a little faith, faith in me praying the rosary each night with Moore's choices on this album my true desires? What fascinates Refrain: his family while growing up in Ireme? Is there something that I Have a little iaith in me land, inspired Father Peyton to delittle faith in me, oh and Have a woul~ love to do that could be of' vote his life to Mary and to the spiriU. genume support to others? Have a little faith in me tual well-being of the family. As we identify our desires, the little faith, faith in me . Have a First-place winners ofthe contest voice of doubt might begin to When your secret heart include: Grace Rhenals, 12th grade, shout within us: "0 come on! You Cannot speak so easily St. Patrick School, Maysville, Ky.; could never do that!" I encourage Come here darling Noelle Raffaele, 11th grade, Bishop you to push past doubt and think From a whisper start Kearney High School, Brooklyn, about where you could start workN.Y.; Mary Elizabeth Driskell, 10th To have a little faith in me grade, Holy Angels Academy, Louing on your desire. And when your back's isville, Ky.; Alice E. Hallahan, ninth Here is an example from my against the wall grade, St. Paul of the Cross Church, life. Twenty years ago I noticed Just turn around and you, Honeoye Falls, N.Y.; Ashley the persistent desire within me to you will see • Angeline Farnsworth, eighth grade, I will catch, I will catch your fall work with others as a pastoral Sacred Heart School, Hampton, counselor and therapist. HowJust have a little faith, N.H.; Paul Keller, seventh grade, St. ever, it wasn't exactly a good faith in me Jude the Apostle School, range from Carly Simon to . time in my family for a career (Repeat refrain.) Wauwatosa, Wis. I've been loving you for such a Blondie. If you enjoy some of the change. Yet this whisper in my Other first place winners were best female recordings from the heart would not go away. So I did long, long time Ashley Sciorta, sixth grade, St. Jo'70s and '80s, then this album is what I thought I could do. 1 simin return Expecting nothing seph-St. Thomas School, Staten Isply began. I took one grad school Just for you to have a >, for you. land, N.Y.; Jessica Lambert, fifth course hoping that eventually The character in this song says little faith in me grade, St. John Neuman Catholic this new aspiration could be the tears you cry are that "when You see time, time is our friend School in Knoxville, Tenn.; Caitlin reached. you can believe" and "when all for us there is no end 'Cause Mackey, fifth grade, St. William of Let this be afflllTled: Faith is your secret heart cannot speak so All you gotta do is York Catholic Church in San Diego; easily" she will be there. All he powerful stuff! have a little faith Tara Jamroz, fourth grade, St. Ask God to help you develop has to do is "have a little faith in I will hold you up, I will Mary's School, Temple, Texas; more of this spiritual energy. Inme." hold you up and Ashley Gardner, fourth grade, Mary Faith does make a difference. vite God to help you listen to your Your love gives me strength Queen of Peace Church, When we know that we can de- desires. Most of all, listen to Mandeville, La.; Matthew Lund, enough to .third grade, Annunciation School, pend on loving connections with God's voice saying in the quiet Have a little faith in me Brazil, Ind.; Tunothy Lungren, secothers, we are more free to experi- of your heart, "Have a little faith Oh faith, darlin' ond grade, Our Lady Queen of ment with our lives and see what in me!" Have a little faith in me Peace School, Hewitt, N.J.; Vanessa· Your comments are always they can become. Oh, faith Marie Michalik, first grade, Im- Sung by Mandy Moore Our Creator also says to us: welcome. Please write to me at: maculate Heart School, Girardville, Album: Coverage "Have a little faith in me!" God cbmartin@swindiana.net or at Pa. and Sarilh Conapitski, kindergar- Copyright (c) 2003 by Sony invited each of us into life and 7125W 200S, Rockport, IN ten, Immaculate Heart School, Students from a St. Patrick's then asked us to live it. God wants 47635. Girardville, Pa. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME

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Tierney has been opinionated since the moment she was born. Really opinionated. As a baby she let us know that there was one correct way to hold her stuffed bunny; all other ways were wrong, thank you very much. She still insists that there is a right way and a wrong way to tie shoes. Split pea soup is disgusting. Golden Retrievers are awesome. Unfortunately her dad is allergic, so when Tierney was little she used to ask impatiently, "After dad dies, then can we get a dog?" The thing is, I'm her mother so I can't escape. She's a great kid except for the times we butt heads, which is a lot since she's so opinionated. Oh right, I

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already said that. But things began to change after a funny incident involving guardian angels. It all started when Tierney went on a youth group retreat. She thought it was going to be one big party with her friends. It turned out to be that, but also a whole lot more. The retreat was led by a rock singer named Bob Rice. He's a great musician and wickedly funny, so he coerced the kids into joining his crazy skits. They made total fools of themselves while everyone laughed themselves silly. Between songs Bob talked about his life. The kids really listened. On Friday night no one got to bed before 1:30 or 2 in the morning. Bob invited the kids to

join him at Mass at 7 a.m. but it was optional. Tierney planned to sleep in. She is not a morning person and was wiped out after a long week at school. She made her opinion

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Meredith wanted to go to Mass but didn't have an alarm clock, so she told Tierney that she was planning to ask her guardian angel to wake her. Tierney just laughed. Yeah, right! Meredith talked about her guardian angel as if he was an alarm clock. It sounded so stupid. But as Tierney returned to her room, she couldn't get the idea out of her mind. It would be cool to go to Mass with everyone, but how could she possibly drag herself out of bed? And how could she wake up in time? Exhausted and somewhat skeptical about the whole guardian angel thing, Tierney said she knelt by her bed. She looked up at the ceiling and started to talk to her guardian angel. She felt pretty stupid, she added, as if

she was talking to the wall, but she asked her angel to wake her at 6:45 - if it wasn't too much trouble. She didn't think it would work, but she figured that it couldn't hurt. Then she climbed under the covers and conked out. The next morning Tierney opened her eyes, bounded out of bed and began bustling around the room as if she'd been up for hours. Then she remembered to look at her watch. It was exactly 6:45. When Tierney came home from the retreat, she had a funny mellowness about her. Maybe it had to do with coming into contact with something bigger than herself or maybe it was just spending a weekend with a Christian rock singer, but we get along really well these days.

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New saint offers working, mothers model for holiness in modern world By CAROL GLATZ CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

YOUTHS PRESENT Pope John Paul II with a birthday cake at the Vatican. (CNS photo from Reuters)

Pope's birthday like any other day, but with cake, spokesman says VATICAN CITY - Although During the ordinary part of his there was a birthday cake and a spe- workday, Pope John Paul met ciallunch, Pope John Paul II's birth- with Portugal's prime minister day also was "an ordinary day of and witnessed the signing of a work," a Vatican spokesman said. new treaty regulating relations The pope celebrated his 84th between the Catholic Church and . the country. The treaty, guaranbirthday on May 18. "For the Holy Father it was an teeing the juridical status of the ordinary day of work and, espe- Church and religious freedom, cially, of thanking God for the gift updated a concordat signed in of life," said Joaquin Navarro- 1940. Valls, Vatican spokesman. . The visiting delegation sang The only change from the ."Happy Birthday" to ,the pope in pope's normal schedule, he said, Portuguese: The same tune was was that the pope had i!"l':i~ed "his . used a short time later, when closest collaborators from the members of the Pontifical Councuria" to lunch. . cil for Migrants and Travelers T Ie spokesman said birthday sang their birthday greetings at an gree ings from heads of state and audience with the pope. ' fron individuals around the world The pope also met with four had .rrrived inthe pope's mailbox. U.S. bishops making "adlimina" An E-mail address was open visits to Rome to report on the status of their dioceses. as ~ell.

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have aborted her two-month old fetus. She insisted surgeons only remove what was necessary and alVATICAN CITY - She loved skiing and moun- low her baby to live and reach term. taineering, she liked to drive fast, she juggled a caSt. Gianna died seven days after giving birth to reer a's a doctor with raising her children and being her fourth child in 1962. She had pleaded with her mamed to a traveling engineer, and now she's a family and doctors before the birth: "If you must saint. decide between-me and the child, do not hesitate. She is St. Gianna Beretta Molla - a modem- Choose the child, I insist on it, save the baby." day working mom whom many parents today could Pope Paul VI paid special recognition to St. relate to quite easily. Gianna in an Angelus "Her life was a noraddress in 1973. He mal life. There was no called her a mother outstanding thing like "who, to give life to her some of the other saints daughter, sacrificed her like Padre Pio, but she own with conscious imlived the ordinary life in molation." an extraordinary way," Pope John Paul II besaid Joe Cunningham, atified her in 1994 durpresident of the Society ing the International of Blessed Gianna, Year of the Family, and based in the Philadel, one week after Mother's phia area. Day this year he made "She had to juggle a her a saint as a model of lot of things in her life, virtue, holiness, motherbeing a working mom hood, ,professionalism and wife, and when you and devotion to the read her letters to her faith. husband you'll see that Cunningham said his she encountered the organization is working same things we all ento bring St. Gianna to a counter," he said in an wider audience in the interview with Catholic United States. News Service. "There's a tremenCunningham came to 'dous response to her Rome,with about 50 once people hear the other people from the whole story about her United States to watch ST. GIANNA Beretta Molla, a modern-day life," he said. "So far St. Gianna's May 16 working motnerand wife, was canonized by we have distributed canonization by Pope P over 300,000 holy ope John Paul II at the Vatican May 16. The cards, and we've gone John Paul II. Large groups also came from pontiff called S1. Giarma a "holy mother" who to about 25 states givCanada, Brazil, -Poland followed Christ's example of loving one's "own ing presentations about in the world and loving them to the end." She . her life." and Italy. Gianna Beretta was is pictured with son Pierluigi and daughter, He said St. Gianna born in 1922 near Mariolina in an undated photo. (CNS photo represents an important Milan, Italy. She was from Salt and Light TV) message for our times. one of 13 children and '1t's a very strong meswas raised in a deeply sage our society needs," Catholic family; three of her siblings joined reli- said Cunningham. . gious orders. St: Gianna chose the vocation of mar"Her daily dedication to prayer, the rosary, daily'" riage and wed Pietro Molla in 1955. They had three Mass and the Eucharist, a terrific dedication to Our children while she continued to work as a pediatri- Lady and to family life and her husband and being cian and general practitioner. concerned about her family: These are the kinds of When St. Gianna was pregnant with her fourth things that really touch you, because these are the child, doctors discovered a large ovarian tumor that things we try to incorporate into our own lives and required surgery. Surgical procedures at the time that we try to attend to daily the best way we can," called for removal of her entire uterus, which would he said.

ROME (CNS) - In a new auto, biographical book, Pope John Paul II says he thinks he may have been too lenient as a pastor. 'The pastor's role also includes admonishing. I think that, in this category, I have perhaps done too little:' the pope wrote in "Get Up, Let Us Go," a book recently distributed in Italian and other languages. 'There's always a problem of balance between authority and service. Perhaps I should rebuke myselffor not having tried hard enough to command:' the pope said. ''In a certain sense, that's a result of my temperament," he added. The book reviews his ,20 years .as a bishop in Poland. but also inchides reflections on activities fol-'

lowing his election as pope in 1978. something is missing. He should The pope reflected on his authori- serve by governing and govern by , tarian shortcomings in a chapter that serving," he said. recalled his ordination as bishop in The pope said that, despite his 1958. He said episcopal authority temperament, he had tried to strike and how to wield it is a question that balance over the years. faced by every bishop. ''Notwithstanding the inner resisAll bishops try to keep Christ as tance I felt in reprimanding, I think a model, who spoke in terms ofserv- I made all the necessary decisions," ing his flock and not ordering them he said. around. he said. He recalled that as archbishop of "Naturally, authority belongs to Krakow, he tried to make decisions the bishop, but a lot depends on how in a collegial manner, consulting it is exercised. It the bishop depends with auxiliary bishops and others. too much on authority, people think He said that in discussing importhat' he only knows- how to com- tant issues, he always liked to ask niand:' the pope said, two questions of his collaborators: ''A certain balance is needed. If a What truth offaith sheds light on this bishop says: ~Here I alone com- problem, and who can we find to mand;' Or ',I'm only here.to'serve,' .;helpus?

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