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GROUND-BREAKING ceremonies were held recently at the future site of St. Pius X School, South Yarmouth, which will open its doors to students in the fall of 2004. From left: Eileen Ward, donor; Philip Baroni, fund-raising chairman; Frank Ward, donor; Msgr. John J. Smith, pastor of St. Pius X Parish; Father Paul Bernier, parochial vicar; and Bishop-Elect George W. Coleman. The Wards contributed $1 million towards the project and Msgr. Smith thanked them and all donors for "making this school a reality and encouraging Catholic education on Cape Cod." At right, parishioners pray with Bishop-Elect Coleman as he opens the program. He said he "was pleased that the study undertaken by Bishop Sean P. O'Malley OFM Cap., for Catholic education on the Cape is coming to fruition." (Anchor/Gordon photos)

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marriage. Such an outcome will have devastating consequences here and nationally. In response to the Goodridge case, state lawmakers in Boston have filed the Marriage Affirmation and Protection Amendment. This proposal would amend the state constitution. It would reaffirm the legal definition of marriage as the union between Dear Catholic Faithful in one man and one woman. It ..... Massachusetts: Furthermore, we believe the! would reverse any decision Our public officials are in Goodridge that changes debating the definition of : natural institution of marriage has i this definition. We strongly marriage. As the bishops of been blessed and elevated by I support this amendment. the four Catholic dioceses Christ to the dignity of a sacrament. i jr--.",._ _ The Church's teaching in Massachusetts, we wish This means that Christian marriage: on marriage remains conto offer some reflections on ~: is more than a contract. Because i stant and clear. We would this debate. We want also to they are married in the Lord, the: like to share with you a sumDOMINICAN SISTER of Charity Maryanne Pierre, right, ask for your help. This is a with an unidentified colleague, at work in Baghdad. spouses acquire a special relation-I mary of our teaching, as iscritical time in our Comsued on behalf of all the monwealth! I ship to each other and to society. i Catholic bishops in the J First, we will describe I. United States in a "Statewlult is happening in the ment on Same-Sex Marstate courts and at the State House ply for a marriage license. The riage." The Statement, issued in in Boston. Second, we will share plaintiffs want the court to declare 1996, reads as follows: an overview of Church teaching that this policy violates the state "The Roman Catholic Church By DEACON JAMES N. DUNBAR on marriage. Third, we will urge constitution. They want this Hospital in Fall River. believes that marriage is a faithBut Dominican Sisters of you to contact your state legisla- policy struck down so that any ful, exclusive, and lifelong union DIGHTON - She is remembered as a quiet, diminutive nun Charity of the Presentation Sister tors to support the Marriage Af- two adults, regardless of gender, between one man and one with a raspy voice who spent time Maryanne Pierre is now consid- firmation and Protection Amend- can get married. Many experts on both sides of woman, joined as husband and during the 1960s at the provincial ered a hero in her hometown of ment. wife in an intimate partnership of Let's start with the marriage the debate think the odds are high house here and pursued medical Baghdad in Iraq, where she kept life and love. This union was esand nursing training along with the doors of her St. Raphael's debate in our courts and legisla- that the plaintiffs will get what Turn to page 13 - Marriage ture. The state Supreme Judicial they want, a ruling redefining her colleagues at Saint Anne's Turn to page 13 - Sister

Editor's note: The following is a joint statement by the three Catholic bishops of Massachusetts and Bishop-Elect George If. Coleman of the Fall River diocese, regarding the Marriage Affirmation and Protection Amendment currently before the state legislature.

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Court has a case before it asking the judges to change the legal definition of marriage. The case is called Goodridge v. Department of Public Health. The court may issue its decision sometime this summer. Under present state policy, only a man and a woman can ap-


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fered the loss of a lung to cancer, and while it affected his health for the rest of his life it never dimmed his zeal or enthusiasm. In the United States he served in various ministries including the support of the missions and the enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the Home. After several more years as a missionary in Japan, he worked in a parish in Rochester, N.Y. In his final years he was chaplain to the Men of the Sacred Heart in the Fairhaven/New Bedford area and ministered weekends at St. Lawrence Parish in New Bedford. He is survived by nieces and nephews, friends, and members of his religious community. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 23 in St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven. Burial was in the Community Cemetery in Fairhaven. The Austin-Carney Funeral Home, 549 County Street, New Bedford, was in charge of arrangements.

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LEE - Families representing three parishes in the Diocese of Fall River have been honored by the Knights of Columbus as Diocesan Families of the Month according to William D. Morrissey, state chairman of the Massachusetts Knights of Columbus Family of the Month Program. They were honored for their volunteerism in assisting their parishes, communities and councils to achieve their goals and objectives. Those recognized were: Henry and Eleanor Hebert Sr. of Sl. John the Evangelist Parish, Attleboro; Antonio and Johanna Medeiros of Sl. Mary's Parish, Norton; and Kevin and Allison Gingras of St. Ann's Parish, Raynham. The Hebelts are parents of four adult children and Henry has been the recipient of the diocesan Malian Medal in recognition of his commitment to his par-

Father Bebis is archimandrite in Greek Orthodox Church NEW BEDFORD - Father Constantine S. Bebis, wellknown leader of the 300-family congregation at Sl. George Greek Orthodox Church for more than 50 years, has been raised to the rank of archimandrite. The title, which in Greek means to "lead the flock," describes a priest with administrative rank in the Greek Orthodox Church just below the rank of Metropolitan. There are only three or four archimandrites in the Boston Methodios, or archdiocese, which covers the greater New England region.

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ish. He serves as an usher, collector and.advisor to the Boy Scout Troop at Sl. John's. Henry and his sons are members of Council 404 in Attleboro. The Medeiroses are parents of three adult children. Antonio is an usher and a former member of the parish council. Johanna is the recording secretary of the Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, a sacristan and altar decorator as well as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and women's guild. She is also a Hospice volunteer. Antonio is district deputy of the Knights of Columbus and a past grand knight of Council 11690 in Norton. The Gingrases have two young sons and are both active in the parish youth ministry and CCD programs. They also organize Council I0289's annual Giving Tree Project at Christmas.

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Father Bebis, 75, who received honors on his appointment at a recent service in his palish and at a reception that followed, said he was surprised and moved by the title confen-ed by his Metropolitan. He and his wife, Ilene, who died last year, had four children

and he is'grandfather to 10. During his married life as a priest he was not eligible for the archimandrite rank because it is reserved for celibate priests in the Greek Orthodox Church. When he became a widower, he became eligible.

New Bedford parish to host triduum for feast of St. Anthony NEW BEDFORD - Sl. Anthony of Padua Parish will be cel- ' ebrating thefeast Of its patron beginning June 13 and ending 'June 16. Opening ceremonies on June 13 begin at4 p.m., with a Mass at 5 p.m., followed by a Holy Hour and outside activities in front of the church. There will be a Mass on June 14 at 4:30 p.m. followed by an

outdoor procession, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament,' distri-' bution of St. Anthony's Bread and other activities. A Mass and anointing of the sick begins on June 15 at noon, followed by outside activities. The public is invited. Sl. Anthony of Padua Church is located at 1359 Acushnet Avenue. For more information, call the parish office at 508-993-1691.

In Your Prayers Please pray for the following priests during the coming week June 3 1991, Bishop James J. Gerrard, Retired Auxiliary Bish'op of Fall River June 4 1920, Rev. Louis 1. Terrien, O.P., Dominican Priory, Fall River 1949, Rev. Jose P. d' Amaral, Parochial Vicar, Santo Christo, Fall River 1979, Rev. George Daigle, Pastor, Sacred Heart, North Attleboro June 5 1954, Very Rev. Thomas J. McLean, Pastor, St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis . 1970, Rev. Msgr. Louis Prevost, Pastor Emeritus. St. Joseph, New Bedford June 6 1993, Rev. Cornelius J. Keliher, Former Pastor, St. Mary, North Attleboro June 8 1961, Rev. John S. Czerwonka, Assistant. Sl. Stanislaus, Fall River


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Pope Pius X service awards By

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FALL RIVER -The Pope St. Pius X Youth Award was presented to 64 young people at St. Mary's Cathedral at recent ceremonies. Bishop-Elecl George W. Coleman presided. The award is a diocesan rec-' ognition conferred on extraordinary young people who have selflessly served their peers, youth ministry programs and· parishes through commitment and dedication. . A pastor may name only one teen from each parish and only .those living out a call to discipleship and stewardship in their communities arc selected for the award. Bud Miller, director of Young Adult Ministry and Youth Ministry Training for the diocese, said each year he is impressed with the quali fications of the nominees and how involved they arc. ''I'm amazed'as I look· at these applications and sec all the vari~ ous things these young people are involved in 'and their generosity," said Miller. "They have wonderful gi fts and talents and arc fully involved in the life mission and work of the parish community. Pastors tell me they arc proud of I hese young people. They have heard Christ's call to h~ a disciple and arc aclively answering it." added Miller. Recipients musl be a conIinned Catholic and no older than 19 years of age. They musl be an active memher of the worshiping community and have offered their

time and talent to their parish or school community. According tp Father Herl1ando . Herrera, executive director of the' Youth and Young Adult Ministry Omce, the eveiling included eucharistic adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in addition 'to a prayer ·service. He was pleased with the event. "It went very well and was a very prayerful evening," said Father Herrera. "These young people have exemplified outstanding Christian virtue, leadership within the parish and service to others," he added. Father George Harrison, secretary for Youth, gave an explanation of the award prior to Bisho.p-Elect Coleman conferring them upon the recipients. He told. those gathered that the award is named for Pope St. Pius X who during his pontificate established the Diocese of Fall River. He was known for his love of the Eucharist and his great love for young people recognizing the ability of them to be holy in both ordinary and extraordinary ways. "Many priests, parents and . youth ministers wanted the opportunity to acknowledge the contributions, generosity and leadership that their young parishioners were exhibiting on a regular basis," said Father Harrison. :'Last year, with the blessing and encouragement of Bishop Sean P. O'Malley 'OFM Cap., the 'Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry inaugurated the first diocesan youth award named after the founder of our diocese." .

Busi'nesses, industries, organizations are vital to CCA success FALL RIVER - "We would like 10 make a special appeal to friends in husiness. ind,ustry, and lhe professions throughout southeastern Massachuseits," said Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, director of the Catholic Charities Appeal of the Diocese of Fall River. "Some of the social clubs and organizations, too, often include charitable outreach within their goals, and we warmly encourage them to assist our campaign." . Ahhnugh the Catholic Charitil:s Appeal is predomin.ately a parish-hased program, throughout its 62-year histo.ry, a "BU5iness & COllllllunity" phase has heen an importanl component of the. drive. Michael 1. Donly, diocesan director of Development, e~plained lhat corporate donations can be direcled [0 Diocesan HeadquarleI'S or to one of the Deanery conn.linalors. Serving Cape Cod and the Is-

lands as regionai direct~rs of the Appeal are Msgr. John 1. Smith of St. Pius X Parish in South Yarmouth 'and Father Thomas L. Rita of Holy Trinity Parish in West Harwich. On the northern tier of the diocese, in the Attlehoro Deanery, Father George C. Bellenoit, pastor of St. Mary's Parish in Mansfield, orchestrates the "Business & Community" program. In the Taunton Deanery, Father Timothy P. Reis serves as area director from SI. Joseph's Parish in the City of Taunton.' Msgr. Stephen J. Avila, pastor of the parish of Saint John Neumann in East Freetown serves as area director for the New Bedford Deanery. Contrihutions from. service organizations or professional donors in the greater Fall River area may bring, send. or mail their gifts directly to Diocesan Headquarters Tum to page // - Appeal

Bishop-elect Coleman welcomed the young people to the Cathedral and said he was pleased to share in such a joyous occasion. "My dear··young pe<;>ple, I thank God for all that he has accomplished through you," . Bishop-Elect Coleman said, "You have expended your youthful energies in his service, you have shown a ge.nerosity of heart in

sharing what you have with others, you have shown a readiness to love and serve. Called to discipleship, may the Lord generously give you his gra<;e to believe in him steadfastly, to love him profoundly and to serve him and his Church ·generously." . The group New Creation provided music. .The 2003 St. Pius X award recipients are: Attleboro Deanery Holy Ghost, Attleboro, Timothy Proulx; Immaculate Conception, North Easton, Marissa i;\thanasion; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Seekonk, Jessica Alves;

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famous tilma, or cloak. that was miraculolfsly imprinted with the sacred image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was worn by St. Juan Diego in 1.531 when the Blessed Mother appearec.1 to him on Tepeyac Hill, in Mexico. To this day, the imprinted tilma continues to haffle scientists as to how the image was created. EqualIy puzzling is th~ resilienc)' of the tilma's poor quality mMerial that should have disintegrated more than 450 years ago. . By 1538. eight inillion native Mexicans had converted to Catholicism after learning about the apparition and journeying to Tepeyac to sec Mary's image on the tilma. Today. . the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Be nourished in hope Among the negative fallouts of our times ;lre fear and anger. Each time we reach a new indicator of national danger the populace becomes more and more defensive. The constant threat of world terrorism has indeed infringed on our presumed way of Ii fe. People become hesitant about future plans, wary of strangers and more rei iarit on government protection. The mass marketing of terror is a natural result of intensive wQrld media coverage. When we turn on television the s~vagery of terrorism inyades our homes. The indiscriminate death and destruction·inflicted on the civilian . world by fanatics of hate' have made us very insecure and vulnerable. Doubt about our public safety incre.ases each time we hear or see another violation of humanity. No longer is .such a mood re.mote. It i,s becoming very personal to each of us. A sense of helplessness becomes part of our mind-set. Sad to say, it is a cause for many to lose hope. . In such an atmosphere the ass~lrance of those in various leadership roles be.comes a sounding gong. For all their bravado, each of . us knows that no one is assured protection from suicide bombers. All mOQern surveillance inventions cannot stop an individual determine<;l to cause harlT), even at the risk of his or her own life. Awareness that such events are occurring each day around the world does not reinforce our hope that we will be sp,ared this madness of nl.an, Ever'since Sept. 11,2001, we know that we have become the targets of hate and to this day remain as such, This is not a fanciful picture of our society. It is very real. Unfortunately 1l1any people are having very hard time dealing with this situation, Apprehension, mistrust, suspicion, and even dread have permeated people's lifestyles and attitudes. In the process we:; are losing or sublimating certain values and attitudes that have always held liS in good stead. For ex~mple, we are becoming less civil to one ,~nother, It is not just a matter of losing courtf;SY and 'politeness in our personal interactions, We are becoming more ill . tempered and surly, The happiness and the joy of life are being slowly drained fro'm us our" insecurity. Just look around ;lnd take a good hard look at the disappearance of good manners and behavior:We have allowed that which is crass and cynical to get the best of us, This is true not onl~ in our social and civic life, but our Church life as well. IUs becoming a psycl:lOlogical cancer that could well destroy our minds and hearts. As we attempt to protect ourselves from threats of terrorism, we snould not allow ourselves to sfip into a spirit that eventually could be self-destructive, both as a person and as a nation. Hope in the dictionary sense is desire with the· expectation of obtaining what is desired; a belief that it is obtainable. It is trust and reliance. The virtue of hope responds to the aspiration of happiness which .God has placed in the heart 'of every person. It keeps us from discouragement; it sustains us in times of trouble and difficulties; it opens our hearts to great expectations. In the Scripture we read, "Hope will not I~ave us disappointed." In our own newspaper's name. "Hope is the sure and steadfast anchor of the soul." In the Letter to the Romans we read, "Rejoice in hope, be patient in .tribulation."· ,, In. every circumstance each one of us should hope, with the grace. of God. to persevere to the end. May we pray that this hope will . sustain us as individuals 'and dire,ct us as citizens..

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high in the mountains called San tude of living alone in rectories, Vil)cenzo. Ironically, it ended up . they wi II thrive. No doubt they Sociological s,tudies I have being the wrong town. But as my will use their cooking skills to conduct.ed and. the scuttlebutt grandfather so often taught me: bring friends together around among older priests have been "Genie, it is the thought that their dinner tables - yet another excellent pastoral skill and one. highly critical oftoday's seminar- counts." That seminarian's effort to that will help to dispel loneliness ians. Many are considered rigid, pietistic, out of touch and cleri- help me' was one of nu~erous in the priesthood. Among the seminarians I got cal. Some label them a generation thoughtful gestures I ~xperienced that "doesn't wash windows" or during my stay at the North to know were some who ventured "pick up,pennies." American College. It reassured out during Easter break to explore . Recently I had the opportunity me that tomorrow's priests are mountains they never had seen to go beyond our sociological going to be very pastoral since, before - another sign of their studies and live an entire month thoughtful.ness of this sort is at the ·down-to-earthness. Yes, our sem' 'rianspniyThe Executive Editor' with our seminarians at the North very heart of being pastoral. Not. only were the seminarians often! Without exaggeration, American College in Rome. What I experie,!ced were seminarians . thoughtful, they were talented. I whenever I passed the chapel I who were kipd, talented, prayer- sat with men who were civil law- found students making holy ful and down to 'earth. yers, successful businessmen, hours. It was a constant reminder. One' night at dinner I men- technieians and talented musi- to me that if I did this more fretioned to the seminarians that I cians before entering the semi- , quently I would be a much better priest. was looking for my grandfather's nary. . ' .No doubt there are seminmians hometown in Italy. The next day It delighted me when I was . OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF. 'THE,DIOCESrOF:FALL'RIVER\:';' · .... .' ..,," \' '.' .... "".,~':,,, .. -',', \. " some of them took it upon them- with them that we truly listened , who overdo pious practices, who Published weekly by the. Catholic .PressoflheDioces~ bf,FaIrRiver'" selves to help me search for it. to each other when sharing 'our are into themselves more than into . 887, Highland Ave~ue~ "'.: :,~?:"':'/;_f;;A::("p:d~':Bbk~7I:V> :f:: One afternoon a seminarian experiences. Listening is another serving others, who have all the Fall River, MA 02720 .'.: :~:;: . Fall Rjv~r?MA~'b2722::6ooi':t;~. showed me a detailed map with San desired quality in a priest who is answers and won't give an inch. •• Telephone ·508-675-7JEi.l·,: ': .FA)(?()8,~~~::70:48i .1;','. ",,': c.: ~ Times'don't change. Back before , Vincenz9 ~here my grandfather pastoral. , ' E-mail: TheAnch'!lr@.Anc~orl)~w~:qrg~:.;,,,.:;~(.~,,::-: . '''_~iY: was suppose<;l to have lived. HavOne evening, the seminary had Vatican Council II, we also had Send addresschangesf6 P.b.Box'. 'C8JI:oruse'E:'ma;I'~diri~ss;' ,:: ing tried to locate this town myself an international food night in classmates like this. , · -'_', - ,",-.-" ·.'·f:\;~'-;1~:~:':~"{G~~·:::'.~·.~;,.~:I.~;:'.:-'.;~.>,~; But my personal experience via the Internet and other sources, I which students of various cultures EXECUTIVE EDITOR ,C. ;<';':"":"',;,,~: ·'c ..,,,, with today's seminarians has prepared their traditional dishes. knew the enormous homework' he Rev. Msgr.-John E Moo;;',:,"j;' ::::;.:, '.,. ':. expended to help me.' I have not eaten more delicious proven to me that the Holy Spirit EDITOR . NEWS EDITOR "':,,: ·bFFltE MANAGER: After four trains and five food! It occurred to me that these is still producing priests who hold David B. Jolivet James N. Dunbar ,;:;. . ~arb'ara M: Reis ... buses, I arrived at asmall outpost . men not only will survive the soli: great promise for the future.

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Memorial Day When N.Y. Yankee pitcher could tell by the appearance of These Sox were among the few Roger Clemens rubbed Babe Rudy Giuliani, Billy Crystal and who didn't see a big post-game Ruth's forehead on a monument other assorted celebs; and you ceremony happening at their ex. in Yankee Stadium before his' c0':lld tell by the big old patch on pense. These Sox were not goscheduled Memorial Day start, the Rocket's glove announcing ing to be mentioned every time he rubbed me the wrong way. his 300,h W. The man actually Clemens' 300,h win was recalled. And thankfully, he obThese Sox went out viouslyrubbed the Babe and kicked the playthe wrong way also. ground bully in the On a day when all shins - in his own Big Apple residents and playground. Short of a Big Apple wannabe's ,World Series win, had already rung up the watching Joe Torre reRocket's 300 lh career' move Clemens from victory, something went his Memorial Day 300 By Dave Jolivet horri~ly (and enjoywas as sweet a sight as ably) wrong. The Red Sox faithful could imagirie. Sox got in the way. Yes. OUR Boston Red Sox! The day was ripe for a Red Sox walked onto the field with a baseCould this be the wind of ball glove commemorating a fete fias~o. But they turned it around. change starting to blow our way? he hadn't yet attained! Please They put Clemens' quest on hold Just maybe. show me another 300-game win- for one at least one more game, The scene was set up perfectly ner who's done that! against another team they ru- for the Yankees. Their ace was Come game time on Monday ined a Big Apple bash and they en route to his historic 300,h win my head was spinning from all increased their first-place lead against his old club in the House the ominous sights and sounds over the Yanks to two-and-a-half that Ruth Built, on a holiday af- emanating from the Bronx. And games - all before a national aute,rnoon, and on national televi- the clincher came when, after dience. How strange is that; Maybe Clemens wasn't rubsion. Surely the Red Sox were days of soaking rains, the sun primed for another embarrass- popped through the clouds as bing th,e Babe's forehead for ment at the hands of the Evil Clemens took the field. "Oh dear, . good luck. Maybe Clemens was Empire. here we go again," must have just wiping the sweat off the Undoubtedly the Rocket been the mantra hovering over Babe's brow as it becomes more wanted No. 300 against Boston soggy New England at th~t mo- appareht the Bambino is losing hjs grip on the Sox. ,_ - more than anything! You ment. Dave loUvet, editor of The But, New Englanders soon could tell by the contingent of former Red Sox teammates sit- learned that these are not your Anchor, is a former sports editing in a Yankee Stadium luxury father's Red Sox •.. or your tor/writer, and regularly gives box supplied by Clemens (some grandfather's" or great- one fan's 'perspective on the even adorned in Yankee apparel); grandfather's, etc., etc. These ,unique world ofsports. Comments are welcome at you could tell by the site of his Red Sox don't seem to take mom. wife, sons and sister; you ,kindly to being taken lightly. davejolivet@anchornews.org.

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Letters to the Editor Editor: Regardrng syndicated columnist George Weigel's May 16 opinion piece. "Boys and girls and liturgy," let me begin by saying I'm not into androgyny and I do no.tthink that women should supplant men in the priesthood. However. I was deeply disturbed by this article that supposed the participation of girls and elderly women in the liturgy made Church "gi'rls stuff' to adoJescerlt boys. This anti-girl altitude certainly doesn't reflect what I've heard of Jesus' ministry. The _"girls' stuff" altitude sounds like a social/cultural bias perpetuated by articles such as this one. I hardly think a couple of little girls carrying gifts and elderly women ministering the· Eucharist are threatening the priesthood into extinction. As a lector, I have 'not heard any in the current generation of young altar servers expre,ss .the opinion that participating in the liturgy was "girls' stuff." However. I have seen a number of adolescent girls explore

various Mother-Earth-Type Girl-Power religions in their search for spiritualhy. Exclusionary articles 'Iike this one promo!e the idea that women have no place in Church other ~han as pas sive observers, prompting YOl;Jng girls to look away from the Church to find someplace where they feel they belong. ' I hope to see more articles supporting the participation of young people of both genders in Chprch activities. Monique Frechette Acushnet

statement of the handling of the abusive priests, and how the hierarchy might perform more like shepherds and less like princes, has not been forthcoming. . , Are Catholics being pro-' grammed by a defensive hierarchy which is providing a flow of information that it spotty and uneven at best, unreliable at worst? There's been no publication of the "State of the Church." No closure on the scandals. Where's the road map that might bring closure? . The hierarchy does not seem to understand that the Church Editor: needs to be rebuilt. Not strucAs American Cat.holics turally but culturally. They eislowly recover from the sexual ther think there is nothing to be ' abuse scandal caused by some done, or it's in the hands of the bad priests and the crisis of the . Holy Spirit, or 75 is 'still retirecoverup perpetrated by too ment age and a younger guy many bishops, chanceries are can handle it. struggling to meet the financial If asked, the Holy Spirit needs of parishes, schools and might just say something like, hospitals. "Remember the greatest gift I While the majority of the la- gave you was a brain and an inity are faithful to their Church tellect - never allow them to and its needs, their enthusiasm go into a maintenance mode." Paul D. Sullivan is waning ,because a financial settlement for victims, a formal Brewster

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St. Francis AssisiParish to celebrate diamond jubilee NEW BEDFORD St. Francis of Assisi Catholic' Church will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee as a parish on June 8 with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 10 a.m. followed by a banquet at the Allendale' Country Club at I p.m. Attending the celebration will be several former pastors of St. Francis as well as . hundreds of current and past parishioners. St. Francis of Assisi was founded in 1928 at the corner of Mill and Newton streets in New Bedford to serve primarily the needs of Italian immigrants. On June 19, 1971 a new addition and completed renovation of St. Francis was dedicated. Today St.

Francis of Assisi has evolved into a vibrant faith community serving the needs of more than 100 families in'the greater New Bedford area. . The' pastoral council under the direction of Pastor Father Kevin Harrington, is hard at work planning a memorable celebration. The council invites past and present parishioners to join in the celebration of faith ,}l the 10 a.m. Mass as well as the banquet. Banquet tickets arc available by calling Father Harrington at 508-992-1271. , Anyone having memorabilia of the parish which could be included in the pl:ogram is asked to contact Father Harrington.

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FALL 'RIVER - Two veteran teachers have been appointed to lead elementary schools in the Fall River diocese. Donald A. Pelletier, chairperson of the Religion Department at Coyle and Cassiqy High School, Taunton',. will become principal of St. Francis Xavier School . in Acushnet. Jean M. Willis, an En. glish and social studies.teacher at St. Stanislaus SchoQI in Fal1· River, will become principal there. In' separate statements announcing the appointments for the schools, which become effec. tive July I, the respective pastors of the sponsoring pm;shes pointed out that the experience brought by the 'new principal would be of great benefit.

At St. Stanislaus School, WilIis . dents, parents and faculty, as weII as the cultural traditions of St. will become principal as Denita Tremblay retires this spl;ng after Stan's." With her background and her 20 years in that position. enthusiasm for the new position, he continued, "she will bring the school to the next step il) Catholic education." At St. Francis Xavier Parish, pastor Father Daniel W. Lacroix stated, "The appointment of Don Pelletier as administrator of our school underscores the ongoing 'commitment of this parish to offering a strong school. With his 30 years of experience in Catholic education and his many p<:rsonal gifts, he comes well prepared to build on the good things already in place at our school. " Pelle.tier began his teaching ca\. ' ",,: reer in 1973 at the Sl. Thomas :!., . • . \ ... Aquinas School in Brooklyn, ,I .; "~. "'. N.Y., where he was an instructor in religious studies for students in JEAN M. WILLIS grades three to eight. He became assistant principal before leaving Willis joiilCd the faculty at St. in 1979. He again taught religious stud- Stan's in 1989, first teaching sciies.at the Notre Dame Intemational cnce for gradcs five-eight. She School in Rome, Italy; at Cardi- later Illoved to the subjects of Ennill Spellman High School in glish and social studies for those Brockton; and at Archbishop Wil- same grade Icvels as well as teaching reading and religion for gradcs liams High School in-Braintree. In 1992 he joined the Religion seven and eight. Along with her Dep,i'lltment at Coyle and Cassidy classroolll assignments, she ,is the High School, teaching at all grade direCtor of the school's Drama levels arid taking a strong role in . Club and advisor for its yearbook. curriculum development. He was In her years at the school, she named chairperson of the depart- has also taught remedial educament in 1997:· tion for grades K-8. directed sciPelletier. earn'ed a bachelor's ence fairs; coached basketball, degree in modern languages from and coordinated school liturgics. DONALD A. PELLETIER St. Francis ColIege, New York, in Willis holds a bachelor's der 1973 and a master's degree in re- gree in religion and religious stud"Since Willis has' been:a part ligious' education from St. ies from The Catholic University of the school faculty for a num- Michael's College, Vt., in 1980. of America in Washington, p.e., ber of years and a parishioner of He is succeeding Susan which she received in 1981. Ten the parish," sai9 Father Bruce M.. Boulay as principal. She will be years later she earned a master's' Neylon, pastor of St. Stanislaus le,lVing the school at the end of degree 'in elementary education Parish, "she knows well the SlU- the academi<: year in June. from' Rhode Island College.

NORTH DIGHTON Twenty-four hour ·Eucharistic adoratio\,! wiJl begin June 6 fol~ low i ng the 8 a: m. at S t. 'BREWSTER - L,i Salette Joseph's ~hurch, 499 Spring, Father William Kaliyadan will Street. It wi II continue unti I the celebrate Mass and lead a heal- '8 a.m. Mass on June 7. in!! service Junc 4 at 7 p.m. at NORTH EASTON - An · O~r Lady of the Cape Church, 46X StO;lY Brook Road. For evening of family 'entertainmore informatiqn callSOX-385- ment and inspirational songs will be held at SI. Joseph's 3252. Chapel, 500 Washington Street, FALL RIVER.- The dioc- May 31 at6:30 p.m. It will feaesan certification course "Lit- .lure several youth choirs and urgy and Sacramellts," will be billlds. For more information offered atthe Holy Trinity Par- , call Holy Cross Family Minisish reli!!ious education center tries at S08-238-4095. on Thu~sdllY e\;enings June S, SWANSEA - First Friday 12. I () and 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information call day-long Adoration of the Deac(in Bruce Bonneau at the Blessed Sacrament will be held Office of Religious Education. June 6 beginning after the 8 at 5()R-67X-2X28 or Pat a~m. Mass at St. Dominic's Pasternak at. S(iX-6 72-8340. Church. It will continue until 6:30 p.m. when a Holy Hour· HYANNIS - There wil! be and Benediction will occur. Dea eucharistic proees'sion on the votionslo our Blessed Mother feast of Corpus Christi, June follow the 8 a.m. Mass every 22, at the. conclusion of the 3 First Saturday. p . m. Spa nish Mas sat St.'· · Francis Xavier Church. The TAUNTON - Members of Blessed Sacramcnt will be ex- the Taunton District Council of posed for adoration in the the St. Vincent de Paul Society churdi afier the II a.m. English wnt' attend a Mass June 2 at 7 Mass until the Spanish Mass p.m. at Holy Rosary.Church for hegins. This year. membcrs of the intention of the canoniza-' the English-speaking and Bra- tion of Blessed Frederic zilian communities will join thc Ozanam and in memory of de- . Hispanic t:omlllunity in adorn- ceased memqers. Its regular ing thc four altars that wiU be monthly m~eting wiU follow in sel-up along the processio'n the parish hall. route on the church grounds. . All arc invited .. WAREHAM - A Day of Reflection for Bereaved . NEW BEDFORD - SI. Jo- Spouses will be held Saturday seph-SI. Therese parish invites from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at all to add their recitcd rosaries the Sacred Hearts Retreat Cento its Rosary Drive for Pea~e. ter. For more information call'. For more information call Alice 508:295-0 I00. Bcaulieu at 50R-995-2354. WEST HARWICH' - The NEW BEDFORD - The Celebrate Life Committee of NEW BEDFORD - The Serra Club of New studies an~ will be ordained a transitional dcaFranciscans of Primitive Obser- HQly Trinity Parish will holdits Bedford recently met at White's of Westport and' con June 7 at the Immaculatc Conception Shrine ·vance arc sponsori ng a 24-l1our 1110nthly Holy Hour'Sunday at welcomed guest speaker Brother Samu~l . in Washington D.e. . prayer vigil May 31 through ·1 :30 p.m. at the church. Attend- Leonard, resident of St. _ - . . , - - - - - -.....,.:-----, "It should be a mcmoJune I at an ahortion'facility in ees are encouraged to bring a Killian's Church and a· rable day for the Leonard New Bedfmd. It will bcgin with. frie'nd and pray to stop abor-, member of 'the Institute family," said Brothcr an H a.m. Mass at SI. John the tion. of the Incarnate Word. Samucl. Brother Samuel Baptist Church and a procesBrother Samuel told thanked the Serra's for sionLO the huilding will follow. WEST HARWICH - The members that he felt the thcir work for vocations II will conclude with the cel- Perpetual Adoration Chapel at call to be a priest at age and stated that praycr for chi'ation Df Mass at H:30 a.m. Holy Trinity Church, Route 28, 14, but when he applie'd vocations as wcll ,as the June I. Voluntecrs arc ileeded invites people to spend an hour or to the seminary they sent influcncc of families arc In keep two-hour vigils. For two in prayer. This regional chapel him home. In 1956 he instrumcntal in many vo111 ore in rn'rm ati 0 n c all Mary of the mid-Cape 'area depends on • was married and he and cations to the priesthood . Anne Leiourneau at 508-996- the support of pcople. For more inhis wife would go on to The SCHa Club is an 305S. formation call 508-432-4000. raise 10 children ..His international organization .whosc objective is 10 fosNORTH DARTMOUTH WOODS HOLE a wife died of cancer five THE SERRA Cllib of New Bedford recently ter vocations to the priestDiocesan U!lrcya, ',i monthly frec concert of Renaissance cho- years ago and iil 1999, gathering of people who. have ral music..given by Sehola he reapplie~ 10 the seini- welcomed Brother Samuel Leonard, center:, hood, diaeonate and.relilived the Cursi.llo expericnce'or Cantorum of Falmouth will take . nary and was acccptcd. as its guest speaker. With Brother Samuel gious life. For more inforare interested ill Cursillo will be place Sunday at 7 p.m' at St. Brother Samuel co'm- are William E. Santos,left, fourth vice presi- mation cal) 508-993held iUllc 10 at 7 p.m. in the Fam- Joseph's Church, Millfield Street. , pleted his rheol.ogical dent arid Timothy E. Mitchell, president. 9179.

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Calling clergy "Father" Q. I read with much interest Some non-Roman Catholic the question asked of you a few denominations still observe the weeks ago, Why are priests custom, at least occasionally. named Father? But to my . Protestants, however generally disappointment the answer was abandoned its use after the not given. Reformation. The questioner's nonCatholic wife was suddenly reluctant to have their first child enter a Catholic school because she didn't think a priest should be called Father. She quoted, I By Father believe, the Gospel of John J. Dietzen Matthew (23:9) that we should call no one on earth our father since our one The reasons for calling the Father is in heaven. priest Father are simple and, at You went on about how this least from ~he witness of long was very likely not her main Christian custom, very natural. problem, but you never reFirst, he is the usual minister of sponded to what the man a'iked. those sacraments of the Church I'd still like to know. Would you that give us new birth in Christ and try again? (Utah) the life of grace, baptism, EuchaA. I thought I answered the rist, penance and so on. reader appropriately, but judging By his continuing care, support from several stacks of letters and instruction, a good pastoral similar to yours I blew that one. priest nurtures the supernatural life The following is a blief response of Christ we share as Christians in to the question, which obviously I a manner similar to the way our should have included in that physical fathers nurture our natural column. lives. The practice of calling clergy For this reason, S1. Paul does Father began in the earliest not hesitate to call himself the celllUlies of Chlistianity. It has father of his Christian converts. been used ever since, though "Even if you should have countthrough the ages the name was less guides to Christ," he told the applied more consistently to believers in Corinth, "yet you do monks than to secular, or diocesan, not have many fathers, for I ·"pliests.. became yourfather in Christ

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Bishops to vote on National Directory for Catechesis WASHINGTON (CNS) - At its Junc nationalmceting the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will be asked to adopt a new National Directory for Catechesis. If approvcd by two-thirds of ,the bishops and confirmed by the Holy Sec. the directory will replace "Sharing the Light of Faith." the national catechetical directory adopted by the bishops in 1977 and published. following Vatican approval, in 1979. The new directory will serve as a guide for all those who have catechetical responsibilities in U.S. dioceses and parishes, especially those responsible for organizing and supervising catechetical programs. The 357-page directory, containing nine chapters, is one of the main items on the bishops' agenda when they meet June 1921 in St. Louis. The proposed new text was sent to the bishops inApril.lt was writtcn under the direction of a tivebishop editorial oversight board headed by Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes of New Orleans. The proposed text follows the general structure of "Sharing the Light of Faith" but treats many areas in greater detail and retlects significant catechetical developments in the Church since 1977. Among these were Pope John

Paul II's 1979 apostolic exhortation "On Catechesis in Our Time," the publication of the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" in 1992, and the Vatican's issuance of a new General Di rectory for Catechesis in 1997, updating and expanding on its 1971 General Catechetical Directory. Dominican Sister Glenn Anne McPhee, USCCB secretary for education, said that among ad- .. vances in the proposed neW text are "a much greater emphasis on the Eastern churches," greater attention to "the place and impact of the diverse (U.S.) culture" on catechesis, and much more emphasis on lifelong learning and "adult faith formation" than was found in the 1977 directory. She said the new text also gives more attention to the development of catechists, the responsibilities of bishops and the role of Catholic schools in catechesis. "I think it's going to be a real contribution, as a formative and educational document, for all catechists," she said. The final chapter is devoted to the resources for catechesis. It discusses the use of catechetical texts, other instructional materials, the use of plint, electronic and computer-related media, and the preparation and evaluation of catechetical materials.

Jesus" through the preaching of the Gospel (I Cor 4: 15). He also twice calls Timothy his son because he had brought Timothy's family to faith in Jesus Christ (Phil 2:22 and I Tim 1:2). If we accepted that passage from Matthew literally, it would mean we are forbidden to call our physical fathers by that name or to call our instructors teachers. The whole context makes clear that Jesus is not hung up here on the word "father" or "teacher" but that he condemns the practice of some leaders to heap titles on themselves out of pride and selfimportance. As one of the most respected Protestant biblical commentaries remarks, "If one takes this command literally, the titles 'doctor' and 'professor' as well as 'rabbi' and 'father' are forbidden to Christians in addressing their leaders" (Interpreter's Bible, Vol. 7, on the Gospel of St. Matthew). A free brochure describing basic Catholic prayers, beliefs and moral precepts is available

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Fall River diocese marks its centennial The following are the next in a series of historical sketches of the parishes comprising the Diocese of Fall River, founded in 1904. The series will run in chronological order from oldest to newest parish, according to diocesan archives, concluding in March,. 2004, the centennial anniversary of the diocese. Please note that AU parish histories will run in the order they were founded - including parishes that have been suppressed or merged. Histories ofmerged parishes will run according to the timeline.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, New Bedford NEW BEDFORD - Neighbors from the North End of New Bedford found walking up the hill to Sacred Heart Church very difficult So they gathered with Providence .Bishop Matthew Harkins, whose diocese encompassed all of southeastern Massachusetts, to ask for a parish路or'their . own. In September 1895 the new路 parish was founded, comprising the area north of Cedar Grove Street and between the railroad tracks and the Acushnet River. Initially there were 300 parishioners and Father Hormidas Deslauriers, an energetic and young priest from Woonsocket, RI., was named its first pastor. He rented the North Union Hall on Bullard Street and celebrated Mass there using a barrel filled with sand as his altar. Father Deslauriers named his new parish, St. Anthony ofPadlia, and told the parishioners路 of his hopes and dreams for its future. He later purchased the land bordering Nye Street, Bullard

Street and Acushnet Avenue and built a two-story building. Masses were celebrated on the first floor and the second floor was a school路 with six large classrooms. Three hundred stUdents were taught by two nuns and three lay teachers. By 1902 the parish had outgrown its church and by 1908 Mass was being said in the newly constructed.:basement.The Nye Street bUilditlg became the school with 14 classrooms. In November, 1912, the new St. Anthony of Padua Church, costing $342,000, was completed. It is 241-feet in length with a nave of 80-feet and a transept of 125-feet; with its main steeple 256-feet high and lower steeples at 130 feet When Father Deslauriers died in 1916, he was interred on the church grounds. Msgr. Louis A. Marchand became the second pastor. In 1924, a new brick school with 29 classrooms serving 1,060 students was operating.. In 1939 Father Victor Masse was pastor and under his pastorate a high school was built and

opened with 64 freshmen. Insterscholastic teams were winnipg games in 1945 and the following year the parish's school system celebratedj~ 50U' anniversary wtth national honors. More than 800 students and 125 Sisters of the Holy Cross attended the events. . Subsequent pastors who contn"buted to the success of the parish and its school included Msgr. Albert Berube and Father Bertrand R Chabot. In 1996, six years after taking over as pastor, then Father Edmond R Levesque led celebrations of the parish school's centennial. Msgr. Levesque is the current pastor. Father Christopher Gomes, OFM, Conv., is in residence. Elizabeth Lavigne is the coordinator ofreligious education and David Langevine is the organist. The rectory is at 1359 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, ._,MA 02746. It can be reached by phone at 508-993-1691; and by FAX at 508-999-4775.

St. Jean Baptist Parish, Fall River FALL RIVER The French-Canadians arriving in Fall River to earn a living in the cotton mills spread out over the neighborhood known as the Maplewood, the southeast sector of the city. By 1895 these French-speaking Catholics were attending the French parishes of St. Anne's or Notre Dame but the distances they had to travel prompted them to seek a parish of their own. Initially, Bishop Matthew Harkins of Providence, whose diocese included the Maplewood, established a mission parish in 1897 served by the Dominican priests from St. Anne's. A tract ofland with buildings .bet~een Stockton and Lawton streets on Stafford Road was purchased. On Thanksgiving Day, 1897, Dominican Father Jacques Bellemare celebrated the first Mass in the basement of the. mission church which also serVed as a hall for religious.instruction. On Feb. 1, 1901, Bi.shop Harkins officially recognized the Mission Church in Maplewood as a distinct national French parish under the

patronage of Saint Jean Baptiste. The first pastor, Father Joseph Stanislas Fortin, a 42-year-old curate from Sacred Heart Church in New Bedford, took official charge on Feb. 17, 1901. The parish numbered 1,688 people. Father Fortin scraped together money to build a rectory at Stafford Road and Lawton Street and it was completed on May 25, 1901. He then set out to found parish societies. Under second pastor Father Henri Joseph Mussely, a school opened on land behind the church in September 1902. It was staffed by Sisters ~f St. Joseph du Puy. The Tucker Estate was acquired by the parish and a convent was built for the nuns. Under the pastorates of Father Joseph E. Potvin and Father L. Norbert Blanchette monies to build a new church were raised. A Roman-Renaissance style church with a 1,000 seat capacity and basement parish hall was dedicated on Sept. 12, 1926. It cost $224,000. In the 1960s a new rectory

with garages costing $161,000 was built Other pastors who guided the life of the parish included Father Philias L. Jalbert, Msgr.

Leonidas Lariviere, Msgr. Henri Hamel, Father Daniel A. Gamache, Father Rene G. Gauthier, and Father David M. Andrade.

In June, 2000, St. Jean Baptiste Parish, St. Elizabeth's Parish and St. William's Parish, were merged and became Holy Trinity Parish.


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Vatican official says people want fidelity in Mass, not novelty By JERRY

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During the forum Msgr. James P. Moroney, executive director of WASHINGTON - People the USCCB Secretariat for Liturgy, want fidelity at Mass, not novelty, briefly reviewed the history of liCardinal Francis Arinze, the turgical reform in the United States, Vatican's top liturgy official, said focusing especially on the role of at a recent, international liturgy fo- the bishops' Committee on Liturgy rum in Washington in overseeing reforms since the "What most of the people who council and facilitating the bishops' come to Mass are asking for is sim- adoption of translations and adapply that the Mass is there, accord- tations of new Vatican liturgy texts ing to the approved books. The pri- for use in the United States. Sister Doris Threk, a School Sismary thing they are asking for is not something new," he said. ter of Notre Dame and staff speCardinal Arinze, prefect of the cialist on inculturation, said the U.S. Congregation for Divine Worship Catholic Church "is visibly a and the Sacramulticultural ments, stressed r--~"""--------~Church." thatliturgicalreOne of the newal in the challenges for Church calls for authentic ~ inculturation of "ongoing formation for all of us." the liturgy in the He also underUnited States, lined "the imporshe said, is to detance of good savelop leaders cred music" for from minority liturgy, adding, cultures with the "Nobody can liturgical training needed to guide doubt that, because it helps us inculturation. to worship God, Another chaland also it helps lenge is to overus to maintain a come the divisense of the sasions between members of difcred." The Nigerianferent cultures in born cardinal society, she said. If the people of a spoke briefly at parish have not the end ofa threecreated commuhour forum on linity among turgical renewal CARDINAL FRANCIS themselves in evin the United life, States. Sponsored Arinze gives the blessing at eryday by the Secretariat the conclusion of Mass re- "there is no for Liturgy of the cently at the Basilica of the magic in even the U.S. Conference National Shrine of the Im- most powerful of of Catholic Bish- maculate Conception in gathering rites" ops, it marked the Washington. (CNS photo by to transform them into a real 40th anniversary Paul Haring) community at of the Second Mass, she said. Vatican Other speakers addressing the Council's 1963 Constitution on the forum were secretariat associate diSacred Liturgy. Among those attending the fo- rectors Msgr. Anthony F. Sherman rum were Coadjutor Bishop Arthur and Dennis McManus and Sister Roche of Leeds, England, chairman Janet Baxendale, a Sister of Charofthe International Commission on ity, who is a consultant to the bishEnglish in the Liturgy, and several ops' committee and longtime littop liturgy officials from Great Brit- urgy professor and head of the New ain, Ireland and Australia who were York archdiocesan liturgical comin Washington for a meeting of mission. McManus addressed the evoICEL consultors. Also present were several lution of translation of Latin texts USCCB officials, ICEL staff, lit- into vernacular languages after urgy professors, diocesan worship the council, and Sister Baxendale directors and representatives of na- spoke about the difficulties of adapting Church art and architectional organizations of liturgists. Cardinal Arinze said his call for ture to the renewed understandfidelity to Vatican liturgical norms ing of the liturgy after the coun"is not an argument against cil. Cardinal Arinze later met with inculturation, but it is an argument in favor of a faith-filled celebra- ICEL staff, who updated him on recent commission work on varition." He said liturgical formation is ous liturgical rites, including important for priests "because the progress on the English translation priest is at the center. If the priest is of the Vatican's new third edition not what he should be, we're going of the Roman Missal, which was issued in 2002. to continue to be in trouble." CATHOUC NEWS SERVICE

MEMBERS OF the Saint Vincent's Home rowing team compete in the New England Whaleboat Challenge recently in New Bedford Harbor.

Saint Vincent's residents row into top spots at Whaleboat Challenge NEW BEDFORD - The beautiful sunshine and springtime temperatures framed a day filled with hard work and success for the Saint Vincent's Home rowing team. The first-time competitors toiled to take the first-place prize in the Boys Division and a second-place position overall in the rowing competition. The residents from Saint Vincent's Westport campus competed for the New Bedford Cup in the first annual New England Youth Whaleboat Challenge, organized by the Whaling City Rowing Club and held in New Bedford Harbor recently. Saint Vincent's team of dedicated rowers consisted of Manny, Jason, Mark, Jorset, and Dana,

along with coach and coxswain Jenn Wood. When weather permitted, the team would practice for the race. In April, the staff and residents of Saint Vincent's Westport campus held a car wash to raise money to support the entry fee for the race. "I was very proud of the team and impressed with their ability to work together and remain committed to a common goal of having fun and doing their best," said Wood. "Although they wanted to win, it didn't take over the mood and spirit of the group - rather, it was a motivating factor." The team hopes that they will be able to continue racing in the future. They and the staff express their thanks to all who came out to

cheer on their team - and all of the teams - in their amazing race. Sponsored by the Diocese of Fall River, Saint Vincent's Home is part of the diocesan network of social services. It welcomes young people from all races, religions, and backgrounds, and provides services ranging from crisis stabilization and diagnostic assessment to a variety of residential treatment programs, special education, life skills training, and after-care planning. The agency is funded by fees-for-services and by the donations of individuals, businesses, and charitable foundations. For more information about the agency, call (508) 679路8511, ext. 3342.

Pope's encyclical on Eucharist welcomed by Knights of Columbus Teachings will be focus of eucharistic congress in August NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Increased devotion to through various means. Chief among them would be the Blessed Sacrament is a key goal of Knights' pro- the second Knights ofColumbus Eucharistic Congress at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immacugrams, says Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson. Anderson has welcomed publication of Pope John late Conception in Washington, D.C., August 7-8. FeaPaul II's latest encyclical on the Eucharist, saying the tured speakers, he said, would present reflections on Knights of Columbus would use its resources to share each of the six sections of the new encyclical. "Our the pope's teachings with as wide an audience as pos- eucharistic congress will build on the encyclical. We've invited rnembers of the hierarchy from the Vatican, sible. The encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, was issued the United States, Canada and elsewhere to deliver by the pope on Holy Thursday and has as its theme talks on Ecclesia de Eucharistia." "Our eucharistic congress will be a major event the Eucharist and its relationship to the Church. 'This latest encyclical is another gift the Holy Fa- devoted exclusively to this encyclical. We're excited ther has given the entire Church," said Anderson. about the potential it has for being both a source of Ecclesia de Eucharistia ranks high on the impressive inspiration and faith formation for all who attend," list of encyclicals, apostolic letters and other writings .Anderson said. All Catholics are invited to take part. Founded in 1882 by Father Michael 1. McGivney, he has issued over the course of his nearly 25 years as pope. The Knights of Columbus fully accepts John the Knights of Columbus is the world's largest CathoPaul's teachings and will pursue initiatives that will lic fraternal service organization, with more than 1.6 get the encyclical read and understood by the greatest million members throughout North America and elsewhere. Annually its members report raising and connumber of Catholics possible." Anderson said that the Knights ofColumbus would tributing to charity more than $125 million and volunhighlight the ~cat~on of Ecclesia de Eucharistia teering more than 58 million hours of service. (


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This is' the Catholic Bestsellers List for June 2003, according to the Catholic Book Publishers Association.

Lifetime." Ray Guarendi (Servant)

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I. "Did Adam & Eve Have Belly Buttons?" Matthew Pinto (Ascension) 2. 'Tear Soup." Schwiebert & DeKlyen (ACTA/Grief Watch) 3. "My Rosary Coloring Book." Virginia Helen Richards (Pauline) 4. "Lillie Acts of Grace." Gortler & Piscitelli (Our Sunday Visitor) 5. "A Teen's Game Plan for Life." Lou Holtz (Ave Marial Sarin) 6. "What Does God Look Like?" Lawrence & Karen Kushner (Skylight Paths) 7. "How Does God Make Things Happen?" Lawrence & Karen Kushner (SkyLight Paths) 8. "Ten Ways to Meet God." Jim Auer (Liguori) 9. "My First Holy Communion." Melissa M. Nussbaum (Liturgy Training) 10. "Called to His Supper." Jeannine Timko Leichner (Our Sunday Visitor)

I. "Catechism of the Catholic Church." (Doubleday and Our Sunday Visitor) 2. "Your One-Stop Guide to the Sacraments." Fushek & Dodds (Servant) 3. "Return of the Prodigal Son." Henri J.M. Nouwen (Crossroad) 4. "Rosary Novenas to Our Lady." Charles V. Lacey (ACTA) 5. "MotherTeresa's Lessons of Love and Secrets of Sanctity." Susan Conroy (Our Sunday Visitor) 6. "Showin!! of Love." Julian of Norwi~h (Liturgical Press) 7. "Amazing Grace for Thosc Who sun~r." Cavins & Pinto (Ascension) R. "10 I Inspirational Stories of the Rosary." Patricia Proctor (Franciscan Monastery of SI. Clare) 9. "In the Name of Jesus." Henri J.M. No'uwen (Crossroad) 10. "Discipline That Lasts a

I. "Juntos Para Toda la Vida." Joseph M. Champlin (Lieuori) . . 2. "Manual Para el Catolico de Hoy." A Redemptorist Pastoral Publication (Liguori) 3. "Catecismo de la Iglesia Catolica." (Our Sunday Visitor and Doubleday) 4. "Mis 15 Anos - My 15th Birthday." Diocese of San Bernardino (Pauline) 5. "Catecismo Basico." Mary Lea Hill (Pauline) 6. "Oraciones Catolicas del Puehlo de Dios." (Liturgy Training) 7. "EI Camino de la Espera." Henri J.M. Nouwen (Pauline) 8. "Mis 15 Anos - My 15th Birthday," instructor's manual. Diocese of San Bernardino (Pauline) 9. "Secretos Para Triunfar en la Vida." P. Eliecer Salesman (Pauline) 10. "Se' Trata de Amar Mucho." Teresa de Jesus (Pauline)

Hardcover I. "The Heart of Henri Nouwen." Christensen & Laird (Crossroad) 2. "Send My Roots Rain." Megan McKen;la (Douhleday) i "The Lamh's Supper." SC(Ht Hahn (Douhleday) 4. "Lord, Have Mercy." Scoll Hahn (Douhleday) 5. "The Catholic Prayer Book," leatherelle. Michael Buckley (Servant) 6. "The Holy Longing." Ronald Rolheiser (Douhleday) 7. "Go In Peace." John Paul II (Loyola) X. "Daughters of the Desert." Claire Rudolf Murphy, et al. (SkyLight Paths) 9. "When the Trees Say Nothing." Thomas Merton (Ave Maria/Sorin) 10. "In My Mother's Closet." Eugenia Zukerman (Ave Maria/Sorin)

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Sister Helen Prejean receives Franciscan International Award BURNSVILLE, Minn. (CNS) - Sister Helen Prejean. the bestselling author of "Dead Man Walking," received the 45th Franciscan International Award recently in Burnsville. Begun in 1959 by the founder of Franciscan Retreats. Father Urhan Wagner, the award is presented hy the Conventual Franciscan order each year to an individual or group who exemplifies the rrinciples and values

brought forth by St. Francis of Assisi. Sister Prejean, a Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille who has ministered to death-row inmates, their families and their victims' families since 1981, was honored for practicing, among other things, the "ancient Franciscan tradition of reconciliation as she meets, weeps and prays with victims of murdered persons."

ALBERT BROOKS and Michael Douglas star in "The In-Laws." (CNS photo from Warner Bros.)

'The In-Laws' reDlake falls far short of original NEW YORK (CNS) - "The In-Laws" (Warner Bros.) is a leaden comedy which sets out to prove that planning a wedding can be nerve-wracking, especially when the bride's father is shanghaied into an international arms deal by the groom's secretagent dad. A remake of the Peter Falk-Alan Arkin 1979 laugher, this clunker, directed by Andrew Fleming, is missing two key ingredients that made the original hilarious: Falk and Arkin. Dr. Jerome Peyser (Albert Brooks) is a neurotic; fanny-pack wearing foot doctor, who, like every devoted father, wants to give his daughter, Melissa (Lindsay Sloane), the storybook wedding of her dreams. Steve Tobias (Michael Douglas), the groom's father, is a globetrotting daredevil who may or may not be a CIA operative and whose lifestyle reads like a Tom Clancy novel. While he barely breaks a sweat dodging bullets, he has yet to master the intricacies of parenting, evident in his strained relationship with son Mark (Ryan Reynolds). With the big day quickly approaching, the nervous couple arrange for an icebreaker at a Chinese restaurant between the high-strung Jewish podiatrist and the international mystery man who is posing as a copy-machine salesman. But more than won tons are on the menu. And quicker than Peyser can say "mazel tov," he finds himself entangled in a

madcap game of cloak-and-dagger involving an effete French arms dealer (David Suchet) and a nuclear submarine. Before all is said and done, the odd couple must not only save the wedding from literally being a blast, but also remember to pick up their tuxedos. Very little of the screwball narrative holds together and the most treacherous obstacle the unlikely duo must navigate is the script's minefield of cliches,l路flat jokes 'and obligatory epiphanies. The talented Brooks and Douglas lack the on-scre)n chemistry of the original Falk-Arkin pairing, and their relationship never seems to develop past the epidermal James Bond-meets-Woody Allen situational gags. Candice Bergen is also wasted in an uninspired role as Douglas""ashram-attending exwife, who brings little to the table except her "Murphy Brown" smirk and teased hair. Apparently, the only things for which this filmmaker has a license to kill are jokes. Due to some profanities, crass humor with occasional homosexual innuendoes and brief violence, the USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III - adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 - parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

WWII" (Cinema Guild) Uplifting documentary about Jewish children saved from the Nazis by non-Jewish families who, at great personal risk, took them into their own homes. Academy-Award winning filmmaker Aviva Siesin, herself a former hidden child in Lithuania, weaves together haunting archival footage, personal photographs, and inter. views with' both fellow surviIC~~ ~tl()viite vors and the families who harbored them to create a portrait (CaIIV~Ulllle of luminous courage in the face of unfathomable darkness. NEW YORK (CNS) - The Some fleeting, violent archival following is a capsule review of images, as well as some emoa movie recently reviewed by the tionally disturbing content. The U.S. Conference of Catholic USCCB Office for Film & 13 ishops' Office for Fi Im and Broadcasting classification is ABroadcasting. II - adults and adolescents. Not "Secret Lives: Hidden Children rated by the Motion Picture Asand Their Rescuers During sociation of America.

MATILDA AND Juozas Salenekas hid Aviva Siesin and claimed her as their own child in Lithuania in 19431945. Siesin recounts the stories of non-Jews who sheltered Jewish children from the Nazis in "Secret Lives: Hidden Children and Their Rescuers During WWII." (CNS photo from Cinema Guild)

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Come Pray for the Gifts of.the Holy Spirit At our Bi-Lingual Pentecost Celebration Wednesday, June 4th at Holy Name. Church, Fall River Gathering: 6:30 p.m.

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Maryanne "has been off and on. as well as victims of the fight- not only the director, but the ers. "She went out on the streets We have trouble contacting her ing, but faced what is called the founding director of St. lillie-known consequence of war Raphael's, a. private, general h0S- sh'e asked contingents of U.S. from here in Fall River through pital. - premature births. Marines to guard and protect the the varioos Internet links and sat"There was something of a hospital and they did just that," ellite phone, but our house in According to news and wire reports, as well as bulletins from language barrier because I have Sister Murphy told The Anchor. Rome has been in touch with her. those in Iraq's capi~al corre- no French or Arabic language "I 'understand that Sister We understand she is holding up sponding with the Dominican skills and Sister Maryanne Maryanne single-handedly fore- well considering allthat'~ going on." Sisters officials in Rome, 350 ba- . knows little English," Sister stalled two looting attempts." St. Raphael's' has garnered \)ies were born during a two- Murphy explained. "But we had When friends like Dominican week period even as the war no trouble communicating with heavy news media coverage be- Sister Marta Ines Toro of Holy one another our deep esteem and cause it is located within walk- Spirit Catholic Community in raged about them. In a recent interview with respect and the concern for what ing distance of the Palestine Ho- Central Falls, director of a shelCBS News, Sister Maryanne put was going on in that country." tel where newsreporters and pho-. ter for homeless families, speak it simply: ''This is my job to stay . Correspondence from Iraq tographers were housed during of Sister Maryanne, they always . here to help people." "h.as always impressed me with the war weeks. mention her incredible dedicaThe latest international re- tion. But Sister Beth Murphy, a Sister Maryanne's spirit of hope member of the Dominican Sis- despite the circumstances," she ports are that "despite the probIn 1994, the two met when Sister Maryanne and Sister To 1'0 were delegates to the Dominican Sisters General Chapter in Rome. "We COlltillued from page olle spent a couple of months together," she said. "I r~member her uniquely beneficial to society. The Catholic Church tablished by God with its own proper laws. By reaand other private institutions with moral objections as very dynamic and very commitson of its very nature, therqfore, marriage exists will be forced to change their employment and other ted," Sister TQro said. for the mutual love and support of the spouses and for the procreation and education of children. These, policies to recognize other relationships as marriage, or face discrimination lawsuits. two purposes, the unitive and the procreative, are equal and inseparable. The institution of marriage . . The stakes are very high. Marriage as we know HEATING, INC. it will be irreparably harmed if we don't respond has a very important relationship to the continuaSales and Service tion of the human race, to the total development of quickly. We face a critical moment in Massachufor Domestic and Industrial setts, requiring our urgent attention. How can you the human person, and to the dignity, stability, Oil Burners help? peace, .and prosperity of the family and of society. 508-995-1631 We ask everyone in the Church to .write, call or E··Furthermore. we believe the natural institution 2283 ACUSHNET AVENUE mail your State Senator and State,Representative, and ot:marriage has been blessed ilf1~ elevated by Christ NEW BEDFORD to get your ftiends to do thesame: Letters are espeto the dignity of a sacrament. This means that Chrisc cially effective. Urge your legislators to SUppOit House tian marriage is more than a eontract. Because they Bill 3190, the Marriage Affirmation and Protection are married in the Lord, the spouses acquire a speAmendment. The House and Senate must meet tocial relationship to each other and to society. Their gether in joint session to approve the amendment twice love becomes a living image of the manner in which before 2006. Getting the first favorable legislative vote the Lord personally lOves his people and is united in 2003 would send a strong signal to the courts-to with them. Living a Christia'1 sacramental marriage let the people decide! Time is of the essence, so please becomes their fundamental way of attaining salvaact quickly, and pray for success! tion. Our public policy office, the Massachusetts "Because the marital relation&hip offers benefits, Catholic Conference, has launched a legislative alelt unlike any other, to persons, to society, and to the for the marriage amendment through MCC-Net, Ol,lr Church, we wish to make it clear that the institu<:;:atholic legislative action network. Be sure to look tion of marriage, as the union of one man and one in your parish bulletin to tind more details on how woman, must be preserved, protected, and proto reach your legislators, how to join MCC-Net for moted in both private and pU,blic reaJms. At a ~ime E-mail updates, and how to acc.ess the Catholic Conwhen family life is under significant stress, the plinference Website for even more information on the cipled defense of marriage is an urgent necessity marriage issue. Again, please act soon, before 'it is for the well-being of children and families, and for too late. thc common good of society. 'Thus, we oppose attempts to grant the legal· status of marriage to a relationship between persons of the same sex. No same-sex union can realize the unique and full potential which the marital Apostolic Administrator relationship expresses. For this reason, our oppoArchdiocese of Boston sition to "same-sex marriage" is not an instance of unjust discrimination or animosity toward homo- . sexual persons. In fact, the Catholic Church teaches May 25, 2003 emphatically th'lt individua:ts and society mustreMedjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina spect the basic human dignity of all persons, inBishop cluding those with a homosexual orientation. HoDiocese of Springfield mosexual persons have a right to and deserve our respect, compassion, understanding, and defense "Dear Children! Also today I call you to prayer. Renew against prejudice, allacks and abuse. . your personal prayer, and in a special way pray to the Holy "We thercl'ore urge Catholics ~nd all our fellow Spirit to help you pray with the heart. I intercede for all of citilens to commit themselves both to upholding you, little children, and call all.of you to conversion. If you the human dignity of every person and to uphold~ ing the distinc.t and irreplaceable community of convert, all those_around you will also be renewed and prayer Diocese of Worcester malTi age." will be a joy for them. . That is the end of the statement. In light of this "Thank you for having responded to my calL" teaching, we are very concerned about what the court may do this summer in 'the Goodridge case. If legal marriage is redefined in Massachusetts so OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE GROUP that any two people regardless of gender can be Maria" Messellget:s Bishop-Elect married. ·then the state will no longer be able to P.O. 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Fourth-grader wins scholarship, encourages help路for hom.eless FALL RIVER - FOUith-grader Chelsea Borges of Espirito Santo -.School.recently wOn a Living Hero Perpetual Scholarship for her essay . on heiping the homeless. It was her response to the American Dream : Challenge Commillee's essay contest "What Can I Do' to Help America in These DiHicull Times," and was pl:esented at' the' Henry Lnrd. Middle School: The purpose of the award is to encourage. inspii'e and motivate students to stay in school and say nl) to drugs and violence. Borges received a hooklet with-the hiographies of living heroes and a $15.0 award as part or-the scholarship. "She did a nice job." s,iid her' teacher Angela Newell. "I'm pro'ud of her." . Her es~'ay 'follows:

"Everyone should help the homeles.5 in my opinion. When yolt think about it, you/flight ask-yoursel}: /f I wanted to buy anything I wanted, I could because I have the mone\'. Others do'n't have an)" mane:;' or home at all. Bitt I hav~ both and I 'm very lucky. So people should do something about this problem. . . Whatpeople can do is buy some clothes. You Cl1ll give clothes that don't jit away. Give some toys to the poor. Buy nell' toys even. There are. lots of things I can do. n,e homeless will [)e thallkful. God will be thankful because yOIl helped His people. You IVill feel good hecalls'e yOIl (,i'e doing the SIXTH-GRADER Scott Cote of St. Anne's School, Fall River, enjoys time with his grandr.lght thing. It \;'illmake yOIl really happy. Noll' yOIl did something. parents George and Gert Cote durin'gthe school's recent Grandparents Day. Many visited really good." the student~ "and shared the schoo'"day experience. .

.~ THIRD-GRADERS from St. JosephSt. Therese School, New Bedford, proudly di~play 路projects they created as part of a lesSon on recycling. All materials used were made 路of recycled boxes and bottles. At left, Samantha Cusson and Sarah LaBelle dis. play their city block:

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Bisho'p Feehan students win science awa'rds ATTLEBORO- Four sopho~ mores from Bishop Feehan High School recentlv took home awards in the ,1Il~ual Massachu. ,ells Stale Science Fair. held at the Massachusetts Institute of Tcchl1l1lugy. . M'illhew Cardosi of Rehoboth received an IvllT Studies Program AV,Jard al~d the American Mathematical Societv Award for his project "The Pel:" feet Putl." " Kristen. Granchelli of Wn:l1lham .received a Prentice Hall and Henry Holt Book Award

for her project "The Effects of Vitamin Supplements-on Cancerous Tumors." Matthew Hall of AHleboro won a four-year scholarship to UMass Boston for"his project "Geothermal Energy: Synthesis Efficiency." Miles Miller of North AlIleboro won a first-place award and a $1,0'00 Boston Globe Award for his project 'The Effects of pH on the Loop Organ Forming Capabilities路 and Trap-. ping Rate of Rhabitis by Arthrohotrys Conoides."

~ JORDAN 'SILVA and his house model with lemonade stand.

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Chatham, Stefanie Elaine Hynds; Our Lady of the Assumption, Osterville, Stephanie Marie Glaser; Our Lady of the Cape, Brewster, Elsa Marie Pettengil; Our Lady of Victory, Centervi lie, Shelby C. Allen; Sacred Heart, Oak Bluffs, Amanda Klein; St. Augustine's, Vineyard Haven, Sarah LaPiane; St. Elizabeth Seton, North Falmouth. Kate Elizabeth Murphy; St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis, John Roger Cabral; St. Margaret's, Buzzards Bay, Evan Joseph Flaherty; St. Mary's - Our Lady of the Isle, Nantucket, Craig Edward Davis; SI. Patrick's, Falmouth, Jennifer Walsh; and St. Pius X. South Yarmouth. Kristin Morris.

Fall River Deanery Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Elizabeth Marie Camara; Espirito Santo, Fall River, Jessica Sarmento; Holy Trinity. Fall River, Stephen Farias; Notre Dame De Lourdes, Fall River. Stacy Farias; Our Lady of Health, Fall River, Amanda Justine Pereira; Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Michael J. Macri; Sacred Heart, Fall River, Andrew Rak; St. Anne's, Fall Rivcr, Lauren Hale; SI. Dominic's, Swansea, Alanna Marie Dias; St. John of God, Somerset, Andrea Chaves; SI. Joseph's. Fall River; Michael Anthony Camara, St. Michael's, Swansea; Garrett Wayne Moniz; St. Patrick's, Somerset, Nathaniel C. Sheehan; St. Stanislaus, Fall River. Matthew Aaron Viana; and Santo Christo. Fall River. Nathan Araujo. New Bedford Deanery Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe,

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New Bedford, William Melendez Jr.; Our Lady of the Assumption, New Bedford, Bruce Tench; Our Lady of Fatima, New Bedford, John Pepin; Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, New Bedford, Emanuel Ventura Vasconcelos; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, New Bedford, Joshua L. Almeida; SI. Anthony's, Mattapoisett, Rebecca Mui; St. Francis of Assisi, New Bedford, Miriam Guillotte; St. Francis Xavier, Acushnet, Danielle Dupras; St. John the Baptist, Westport, Melissa Ann Michaels; St. Joseph's, Fairhaven, Brett St. Gelais, St. Julie Billiart, North Dartmouth, Daniel R. Washburn; St. Lawrence Martyr, New Bedford, James Patrick Ferus; St. Mary's, Fairhaven, Lauren Cabral; St. Mary's, South Dartmouth, Riley Elizabeth McLean; St. John Neumann, East Freetown, Kristen Houde; and St. Patrick's, Wareham, Noelle Lillian Hartshorn.

Bishop Connolly High School begins new tradition with St. Pius X Award FALL RIVER - Bishop Connolly High School made history when it awarded its first St. Pius X Awards during recent ceremonies at the Abbey Grill. The first annual ceremonies honored Timothy Cotter, posthumously accepted by his wife Noreen Cotter, former president and CEO of the Fall River Savings Bank; Janis Karam, benefactor and chairman of local charities; James Karam, president and founder of First Bristol Corporation; and Richard Lafrance, president and CEO of several corporations. The award honors individuals who have shown a commitment to Bishop Connolly High School,

to Catholic education and their communities. It also recognizes that recipients have been willing to give of themselves, their talents and trcasures and their lives have emulatcd the school motto "Not only hearers. but doers of the word." (James 1:22) In September of this year, a statue of St. Pius X, engraved with the recipients' names will be erected in front of the school near its chapel. Recipients, families and students will be invited to partake in a prayer service and blessing of the statue. Each year the school plans to add ncw recipients to its distinguished list of award winners.

Taunton Deanery Annunciation of the Lord, Taunton, Isabelle DeBarros; Holy Family, Taunton, Stephen C. Tapis; Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Taunton, Ashlee R. Downing; St. Ann's, Raynham, Stephanie L. St. Martin; St. Anthony's, Taunton; Stephanie Bairos; St. Bernard's, Assonet, Lindsay Marie Perry; St. Jacques, Taunton, Matthew Philip Bedard; SI. Mary's, Taunton - English Community, Danielle Restagno; St. Mary's, Taunton - Spanish Community, Diana Rivera; and St. Paul's,Taunton, Nicholas Doyle Sousa.

JAMES MCNAMEE, principal of Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, and Robert Jarvis, assistant principal for Student Affairs, present a S1. Pius X Award to Janis Karam, benefactor and chairman of local charities. At right, Director of Guidance Donna Fiori presents an award to Richard Lafrance.

Sunny: More than drool and shedding fur Bv

EFFIE CALDAROLA

CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Has there ever been a kid who didn '[ walll a dog? Each of our three children asked for a puppy at some (Joint, but not being dog people my husband and I always said, "Nah," and the issue went away. Our house was a dog-free zone. This worked until our youngest came along. For most of her 12 years, Maria has begged for a dog. Now if you've ever nagged a parent (Oh. come on, of course you have!), you know that sometimes it works. but often it backlires. Maria's form of persuasion wenl beyond c1as:;ical nagging, however, and LOok on the psychologically wearing aspects of waleI' lorture.

Gazing lovingly at the mangiest of mutts. she would murmur. "Mom, isn't he adorable?" At Christmas dinner with friends, she would spend the entire evening curled up lovingly with their straggly dog pound rejects. Or at least they looked like rejects to me. "I wish we had a dog," she would say plaintively on the drive home. When friends got dogs she'd cry. She wrote to my cousin, a devoted dog owner, and asked her to write to me and tell me the good things about canines. This was the same cousin who once sent Maria a storybook. "The Dog Who Wanted a Boy," about a puppy's search for a boy for Christmas. Finally, one Valentine's Day, I opened my card to see written

in childish script "Snow or sun, rain or fog, everything would be better if we had a dog. Happy Valentine's Day, Maria." I acquiesced. We would look

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Age for a dog. We both started to pray that God would send us the right one. Immediately, I had my own idea of what this dog should look like. It would be small. one of those little pups you see on doggy calendars that paper Maria's roo 111. 'That thing's not a dog," my husband would complain when I

pointed out the little dogs I found appealing. You know how they say people resemble their pets? Well, when I look in the mirror, I guess I see a cockapoo. Short. furry and a little plump. Then I saw the price tags. Oops. Off to the pound I wenl. Maria said she couldn't go along. She would feel too sorry for the dogs and would want them all. Who were these dogs? I wondered as I peered at large, sadeyed mongrels staring beseechingly at me from their little cells at the pound. Why aren't there any cute little dogs imprisoned here? We scoured the want ads and talked to friends. The upshot? A veterinarian friend found us a dog that needed a girl, and it was a joyful day when I told Maria just that.

Sunny happens to be a Golden Retriever, but, hey, she's a small Golden Retriever. The only really important thing is that Maria loves her. My husband thinks she's a real dog. and the other kids like her. So, do me a favor, will you? If you have a dog, maybe your parents are dog people. But even if they are, and especially if they aren't, they're dog owners because they knew it would make you happy. Clean out the kennel. Give the dog a bath. Keep the poop scoop at hand. Your hand. Say "thanks" now and then. And me? I'm beginning to see Sunny as more than drool and shedding fur. Who knows, if I own her a while. maybe I'll look in the mirror some day and see a long. lanky blond.


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Vatican official:路 Walj.路terrorism show needjor.lnterjaUh dialogue ROME (CNS)- Recent acts of and:political leaders have conwar and terrorism, which have demned every act of terrorism from sown death and create a popular Sept. ] 1, 200], to the May attacks perception that Christians and Mus- in Saudi Arabia and Morocco. "But the questions offundamenlims have nothing good to say to each other, underscore the absolute talism and terrorism must be studnecessity ofinterreligious dialogue, .ied at their roots," he said. While not offering ,any excuse a Vatican official said. Father Khaled Akasheh, secre- fOf terrorism, Father Akasheh said, tary of the Islam desk at the Pon- ''There is no question which gentifical Council for Interreligious . erates stronger feelings among ArDialogue, said true believers must abs and Muslims than the situation work to create "a culture of dia- of the Palestinians and the social, logue" marked by the promotion of political and economic injustices human rights, respect, affection and they suffer." The lack ofjustice and peace in listening. . The Palestinian priest spoke re- the Middle East, he said, makes diacently at a Rome seminar on dialogue logue with Islam difficult and a1] with Islam sponsored by SEDOS, a the more necessary. Another challenge, he said, is the Rome organization for religious men and women focused on promoting' need to ensure that Christians and Muslims are educated in their own mission, justice and peace. For the Catholic Church, Father' faiths in a way that does not rule . Akasheh said, interreligious dia-. out dialogue with the other. Religious education in both logue is motivated by faith. "God created everything that is communities also must teach beJESUIT FATHER Eric A. Zimmer began 4,000-mile journey to raise funds for Project true and good and beautiful," he lievers to recognize and resist atRachel on Memorial Day. His "u'feRide" started in ,Anacortes, Wash., and will end in the路 said. "God knows each man and tempts to manipulate their faith for nation's capital July 20. The priest teaches at Georgetown University in WashingtQn. Project woman by name and calls each into political purposes, he said. "We must all be convinced that Rachel, founded in the Milwaukee Archdiocese in 1984, is a post-abortion healing ministry a relationship of love. there is no alternative to dialogue, ,''Universal brotherhood has its in the Catholic Church. (CNS photo by Bob Roller) roots in the universal fatherhood of especially between Christians and Muslims who together make up God;' he said. "Everything that is happening in more than halfof the world's poputhe world makes interreligious dia- lation," he said. "With hard work and tenacity, logue more important," he told the we will open the path toward brothreligious men and women. Father Akasheh said the world's erhood and peace," Father Akasheh most important Muslim spiritual said. By NANCY FRAZIER O'BRIEN He chose Project Rachel as the beneficiary for CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE what he sees as the first in a series of rides benefitWASHINGTON - A Jesuit priest who teaches ing Pro-Life causes, he said, because "I wanted to at Georgetown University in Washington will spend help an organization that was not swimming in a the summer bicycling from coast to coast to raise sea of money already." The Maryland and Detroit provinces of the Jefunds for post-abortion counseling offered through suits are subsidizing Father Zimmer's costs during Project Rachel. . Father Eric A. Zimmer, an assistant professor in the trip, and parishes nationwide are hosting his visthe communications, culture and technology pro- its, so all the money raised will go to Project Rachel gram at Georgetown. Set out on his 4,000"mile jour- and the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconney in Anacortes, Wash., north of Seattle, on Me- ciliation and Healing. A member of Georgetown University Council morial Day to complete what he calls the ''LifeRide'' 6375 of the Knights of Coby July 20 in Washington, lumbus, Father Zimmer also D.C. Averaging 80 miles a "In my course work and in hear- has received support and assistance from the Knights. day, he will travel across To train' for the ride, Fathe northern United States ing a lot of confessions, I've become through Idaho, Montana, very much aware of post-abortion ther Zimmer rode his bicycle for two to four hours North Dakota, Minnesota, issues," said Father Zimmer. a day, five days a week, Wisconsin and Michigan, then south to Indiana, gradually increasing his through Ohio' and Pennsylvania and finally along time as the Washington weather improved this the C & 0 Canal towpath from Western Maryland spring. into the District of Columbia. He has no problem with riding in cold weather But "this is not just a fun adventure," he said but hopes notto encounter much snow or ice - not in an interview with Catholic News Service be- unheard of in June in the farthest northern United fore leaving for Washington state. The main pur- States. A brief foray into Alberta, Canada, along the Highway to the Sun might have to be scrapped pose of the ride, he said, is to raise awareness and money - for Project Rachel and the National if bad 'weather keeps the road closed. Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and HealAccompanying him by car - "within radio dising. tance if not always sight distance" - will be his "In my course work and in hearing a lot of con- godfather and "Uncle Buddy," Charles Morris, a fessions, I've become very much aware of post-abor- veteran bicycling fund-raiser himself with numertion issues," said Father Zimmer, who also does ous entries through the years in Michigan's Mul. pastoral work at Holy Spirit Parish in Annandale, tiple Sclerosis 150. Va. Father Zimmer described himself as "a bike Each night, the Jesuit plans to stay in a Catholic mechanic by avocation," and said he hopes to be parish, where he will speak about post-abortion able to solve any mechanic~l problems on his healing and raise money to benefit Project Rachel, own. Morris will becarrying a second bicycle for which was founded in 1984 in the Archdiocese of Father Zimmer's lise along the' gravel-surfaced U.S. MARINE Maj. Gregory Loftesnes prays the rosary be'.' . . Milwaukee and now is present in more than 110 towpath. fore the start of a Memorial Day Mass at the Basilica of the U.S. dioceses. The Jesuit said he hopes to raise as much as National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Initially, Father Zimmer thought much of his $50,000 during his eight-week ride. recently. The annual service is sponsored by the Archdiocese speaking time would be devoted to "building aware"I tend to have big dreams," he said. "As they for the Military Services. (CNS photo by Martin Lueders) ness of Project Rachel and its work," he said. say, there's no glory in climbing a small hill."

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