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Bishop Daniel A. Cr6nin will ordain three young men for the diocesan priesthood at ceremon­ ies to be held at 11 a.m. Satur­ day June 11 at St. Mary's Ca­ thedral. Clergy, religious and laity are invited to attend. Priests wishing to concelebrate are asked to bring amice, alb, cincture and stole, while those wishing to participate in the laying on of hands ceremony should wear cassock and surplice. Those to be ordained are Rev. Mr. Richard G. Andrade, Re\·. Mr. Paul A. Caron and Rev. Mr. John J. Perry. All studied for

FALL RIVER DIOCESAN NEWSPAPER FOR SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS

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By Jerry Filteau NC News Service When Pope John Paul II as­ cended Peter's throne in Octo­ ber 1978 there was scarcely a doubt that the strong-willed son of Poland would soon make a triumphal return to his home­ land. Less than nine months later, June 2·10, 1979, the former cardinal-archbishop of Cracow was back in Poland.

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FAll RIVER, MASS., FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1983 600th anniversary of the arrival in Poland of the revered icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, pa­ troness of the nation and sym­ bol of Polish Catholicism. But the path to the second visit planned for June 16-23, has been a winding, rocky road with roadblocks marking the ups and downs of Polish politics. In Poland there was the 1980 Even before that first papal rise of the Polish worker move· trip was over a clear signal was ment, Solidarity, accompanied sent for a second one. Bidding by fears of a Soviet invasion farewell to the pope at Cracow's and occupation. airport, Poland's aging primate,

At the Vatican there was the Cardinal Stefan Wysznski, said, May, 1981 assassination attempt "May Our Lady of Czestochowa upon the pope which left doubts bring you back here for the for a while as to whether he 'wedding feast of Cana' of her would be able to resume his jubilee." foreign travels. But Aug. 30, 1981, Poland's It was, of course, a calculated public invitation to the pope to state-run television network an­ return in August 1982 for the nounced that Pope John Paul

the priesthood at St. John's Seminary, Brighton. Rev. Mr. Andrade Rev. Mr. Andrade is a native of St. Jacques parish, Taunton and the son of Frederick P. and Jeannine (Simard) Andrade. He has one brother and Qne sister. Born Sept. 24, 1957, he gradu­ ated from St. Jacques grammar school and Coyle and Cassidy High School before entering St. John's Seminary. He served as a transitional deacon at St. John the Evangelist parish, At­ tleboro. Rev. Mr. Andrade will offer Turn to page thirteen

had accepted an invitation to visit Poland in 1982 to celebrate the sixth centenary of Our Lady of Czestochowa. In November 1981, Archbishop (now Cardinal) Jozef Glemp of Warsaw and Gniezno, successor of Cardinal Wyszynski, who had died in May, formally invited the pope for the following Aug· ust. Two weeks later the Polish government publicly expressed "satisfaction" over the plans. Barely three weeks after that, however, on Dec. 13, 1981, the Polish government declared martial law and cracked down on Solidarity, interning thou­ sands of a'ctivist workers and political dissidents. The papal trip seemed dubious. On Christmas Eve, however, Archbishop Glemp declared that the papal trip was still on.

$8 Per Year In February 1982, Pope John Paul indicated that he still hoped to make the trip to Poland that year but also that events in Po­ land had made the timing un· certain. A high official in Poland at the same time said the trip had not been canceled, but would depend on the domestic situation in the next few months. In early March, rumors sur­ faced in the Western press that Soviet authorities were pressur­ ing the Polish government to cancel the trip. At about the same time, Arch­ bishop Glemp spoke openly of a possible postponement and sources close to Cardinal Fran­ ciszek Macharski of Cracow, Po­ land's other key churchman, were quoted as s~ying that the Turn to Page Thirteen


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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri.,

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Father Nouwen speaks in area .

'I(eep space free for .God' By Pat McGowan

WAYS OF celebrating the Holy Year and dissemiqating to parishes the message of the U.S. bishops' war and peace pastoral were discussed iby the Diocesan Pastoral Council. Meeting at St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, from left, 'seated, Mrs. Richard Paulson, Sister Ros~ de Lima, RSM, Sister Cecilia Regina, O. Cann., Bishop Daniel A. Cronin, Miss Lillian Senteio, Mrs. David Sellmayer, Mrs. Kenneth Leger; standing, Joseph Gromada, Msgr. .Thomas J. Harrington, Rev. Annando Annunziato, Atty. James Quirk, Raymond Lambert, . Joseph Murray, Rev. Joseph M. Costa. (Picaro. Photo) I

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GREATER NEW BEDFORD area high school stud~nts meet at St. Mary's school for Vocation Awareness Night conducted by Father Brian H,arrington (standing) under spon­ sorship of the New Bedford Serra Club, represented by Gilbert Costa (standing, third from left)., (Torchia Photo) . ; . ' I

The hunger of contemporary Christiane for assurance that God loves them was demonstrated poignantly recently at Bridge­ water State College where a standing room only' audience packed the chapel of the campus Catholic Center for an address by Father Henri J. M. Nouwen, theologian. prolific author. psy­ chologist and new member of the faculty of Harvard Divinity School. His talk, arranged by Father Joseph McNamara. OMI. Cath· olic chaplain. and .attended by many members of the Fall River diocese. centered on the moye· ment of the soul from the closed state to that of being open to the movement of the Spirit. "God 'didn't just call us into life add leave us to ourselves." declared the speaker. his accent indicating his Dutch· heritage. "He's an active presence, always whispering. molding. asking for our attention. Why are we deaf to him? If God wants to address us, why are we so seldom at our address?" Father Nouwen, emphasizing his points with expressive ges· tures. spoke of the intense need many persons feel to be liked. noting that such a need can never be fully satisfied. ';Such needs come from our wounds." he said. "We experience ourselves as unwanted, rejected and we may spend a lot of energy looking for where in the past such rejection occurred." Citing himself as a case in point. 'he wryly said, "I can give a wonderful sermon about the humility of Christ, then wonder - 'Did they like it?" If a person feels unliked. he continued, "Hands meant to caress start grabbing; lips meant to kiss start biting; eyes meant to look gently start looking sus­ piciously." The opening of a soul to God, however. said the priest. means "listening to the voice that says, long before anyone tells you you're lovable. 'I love you, I accept you...• I It means. he added, "going home and allowing yourself to be addressed." Sometimes, of course, he said, "we're scared to listen - we might hear something we don't want to hear. But everyone who has listened has heard things he didn't want to hear and gone places he didn't want to go. We don't want to go to unclear places - we want security. We cling to our place, our securities. It seems better to be secure and miserable than happy and insecure." • Father Nouwen said the spirit­ ual life requires "a concentra­ ted effort to keep space free for God." Aiding in this are discip­ lines of "church, book and heart," with discipline under­ stood in the sense of learning. Discipline . of the church "means that we continually as a 'people connect our life with the life of God in Christ. We are the body of Christ in time and place."

Of discipline of the book, he said "We must eat up the Word of God. let it descend into our hearts. We must read it as if it is written for us." Discipline of the heart. he concluded. "is that by which you enter vulnerably into the pres­ ence of God and let him touch you. The more you present yourself to God." he added, "the more you find out how much you're still hiding." Father Nouwen's address was greeted by a standing ovation. A lengthy question period follow­ ed. during which he left the Catholic Center altar to move among his hearers. concentrating totally on each questioner. Speaking of the value of "prayer places," he said that a quiet room or even a closet can be "empty for God alone" and that a person can figuratively take such a spot with him or her into daily life. "Be present to the moment," he told a questioner. "Believe that God is where you are and wait patiently for him in ex· pectation. This is, the baseline of the spiritual life. And to some degree you've already encounter· ed the one you await; you've seen his footprints." He also said it was helpful to have a "spiritual friend," some· one to whom "you're willing to be acountable for your spiritual life, who prays for you and en­ courages you." Father Nouwen. 51, was on the faculty of Yale Divinity School before accepting his pres­ ent parttime appointment at Harvard. He spends part of his year at a theological center in Lima, Peru. and also frequently shares the monastic' routine of the Trappist Abbey of the Gene· see at Piffard. N.Y. A recent book, "The Genesee Journal," reflects the latter experience.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., June 3, 1983

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Five attend ministries parley The sixth annual conference of New England Catholic Social Ministries was held last week at Mont Marie Center, Holyoke. The Fall River diocese was represented by Father Peter N. Graziano, Catholic Social Ser­ vices executive director, and four CSS staff members. The conference theme was "Shalom: the Leaven of the Gos­ pel and the Light of the Spirit for Troubled Times." Keynoting the program was Bishop Daniel P. Reilly, Norwich, Conn., who discussed the U.S. bishops' peace pastoral. A following question period was led by Bishops Joseph F. Maguire,

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FATHER ERNEST E. BLAIS, pastor of Notre Dame parish, Fall River, blesses statue of St. Joseph donated by Religious of Jesus and Mary to Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. The statue marks a new area of the cemetery reserved for infants and child­ ren. (Torchia Photo) I

Springfield, and Peter A. Ro· sazza, Hartford. Workshops addressed unem­ ployment, volunteerism, Social Security, the emergence of par­ ish social ministry and the church's position on family life and its implications for clinical practice.

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'A little wink'

Hundreds at Micli.ey's funeral Hundreds of Mickey Mc­ Mahon's friends jammed St. Mary's Cathedral last Tuesday to say goodbye to a man whose dictionary did not contain the word "no." Michael J. McMahon, 70, owner of O'Rourke Funeral Home, Fall River, and a cathe­ dral usher since age 20 died unexpectedly May 27. A Fall River native, the son of the late James J. and Mary (O'Rourke) McMahon, he was Ii lifelong member of tine cathedral parish and active in the parish council and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Cancer care fund drive St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, has kicked off a campaign to raise $1 million for a new On­ cologyIRadiation Therapy Cen· ter. The $3 million center will provide comprehensive can~er care and the area's only radia­ tion therapy service. Upon making the announce­ ment, hospital executive direc­ tor Alan D. Knight stated that community support is vital to the center. "The bond market will make $2 million available" he said" "but the remainder must be ac­ quired through a fundraising campaign." Commenting further on the center, Knight said "It will be of tremendous significance to the future of cancer care in this area. The campaign for funds which we are undertaking is an opportunjty for all segments of the community to take l?art in this valuable project and by do­ ing so make a vital contribution to health care in our area."

A holder of the Marian Medal, he was a past grand knight of Bishop Stang Assembly, Knights of Columbus, and a past presi­ dent of the Serra Club. He also held membership and offices in national, state and local funeral directors' associations. Bishop Daniel A. Cronin was principal celebrant at Mickey's funeral Mass, which was con­ celebrated by scores of priests, including a cousin, Father John F. Hogan, pastor of St. Julie Billiart Church, North Dart­ mouth. Father Hogan, the homilist, eulogized his cousin as a "hus­ band, father, churchman and gentleman," saying that "no" was not in his dictionary. "He was ever-present, kind and willing to help. Goqdbye,

For the elderly WASHINGTON (NC) - The National Council of Catholic Women has organized a program of respite care for the elderly under which local councils will provide trained volunteers to care for the homebound elderly during family absences. The Washington Archdiocese con­ ducted a pilot program last De­ cember and councils in Michigan, Kentucky and Minnesota are now offering the service.

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Mickey. God bless," concluded Father Hogan. In informal comments, Bishop 'Cronin said "In 13 years I can never remember coming down the cathedral aisle without get· ting a little wink from Mickey as I turned the corner. Today was the first time the wink was missing. "One who helps people at the time of death must have a special place with the suffering Lord. Mickey did that all his life," added the bishop. McMahon's survivors include his wife, Claire (Brown) McMa­ hon, long active in the Diocesan and National Council of Cath­ olic Women, a daughter, Mrs. Timothy (Ann Marie) Lifrak, a grandson, Michael Lifrak, and a sister, Mrs. James E. (Helen) Lawlor.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., June 3, 11983

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Changing America C~ange in American life has become a constant,i so embedded in our daily routine of psychological adjustm~nts that some become impervious to its effects on daily ~ife.

But many refuse to accept change as an integral part of Ol~r social order. They either ridicule the fact of change or persistently wish for a return of the good old days. Such rejection" unfortunately, has led many people into a world of escapism and witharawaI. This is evidenced, in the growing number of Americans who tum to drugs each day or the millions who flee into the unhealthy world! of mental fantasy to escape the fact that a constantly changtng world demands constant adjustments. ,Life of its very nature demands responsibility ~nd accountability. And adjustment to change is now an integral part of life in this country. Whether one likes it or not, America is changing and as its citizens we should be aw~re of the ways in which this is happening. I

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Perhaps a few vivid example will indicate why should be attuned to what is happening in our country. i

A few years ago the city was expected to regain iits place as the heart of American social life. The oppos'ite has occurred. Even with' massive federal aid, the cities *re, poorer than ever, while the suburbs are richer. Americans in 'general are still fleeing the inner city, occupied nQW chiefly by the disadvantaged, includihg illegal immigrants, the elderly poor and minorities. Inability to adjust to social legislation, especially Iin areas of busing and housing, has caused many to flee. At the same time, more and more jobs are leaving the city. Neither money nor law has been able to restore ,urban life because people will not deal with changes that seem Ito them unreasonable and even absurd. I The new immigration i~to America has also been I a reality that few wish to face. Hispanics, Haitians and Orientals have recently passed into urban American life with the unlookerl for result of distinctions by class and race. Such suburban tactics as restrictive zoning simply exac~rbate the situation. I ,

Other examples of constant change can be cited. The American family is evolving into a social unit quite different from that of even 10 years ago. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, single-parent households have increased dramatically while, more and more senior citizens are liviq-g alone. All these changes are affecting the general fabric of society. I I

Only by admitting such change can we make t~e adjustments necessary for the good order of right living. Burying our heads and trying to deny the fact of change merely places us outside the real world and is no more than an act of self-destruction.' I Social suicide is not a solution. It is an escape th~t will in' no way stem the flow of change. Americans ~t' every level, from the suburb to the factory, from ghet~o to the farm, should realize that change is an unavo~dab~e reality that engulfs every aspect of our world. !

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Hospice care strangled

By Mary McGrory Cynics say that no good deed 30es unpunished. Their bitter wiHdom is borne out by what is happening to Hospice Care, the gentle movement that has revolu­ tionized the care of the dying. Hospice, which was founded in England in 1967, operates on the principle that the dying have special needs and wants that busy hospitals and nurses preoccu­ pied with tending the curable cannot provide. It: offers the choice between accepting futile, "aggressive" measures in a hos­ pits,l and being wrapped in kind­ nes:; either at home or in a hos­ pice center. Since its ministrations cost far less than hospital care and it is staffed largely by a volunteer effort of the kind so encouraged by Ronald Reagan, you might think that even' David Stock­ man's fishy eye would have soft­ ened when it fell on Hospice Care's application for 'Medicare help. But a look at the draft regu­ lations proposed by the Depart­ ment of lJIealth and Human Ser­ vice:;, drawn up after Congress passed a bill to put Hospice Care within reach of more people, could lead you to think that Hos­ pice is being penalized for its extraordinary success in minis­ tering ,to the terminally ill. What is proposed, according to BughWesterbrook, an offi­ cial of the National Organization of Hospices, "would seem to .'

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help the program, while actually gutting it." What caused the anguish at Hospice is the pittance given to hospice centers, some 1200 of which are operating around the . country. HHS has arbitrarily decided that they are no differ­ ent from nursing homes. HHS wants to give the patient the standard Medicare nursing home reimbursement-$57 a day. The cost at the Washington Hospice Center is $316 a day. , A brief visit to the Hospice Center is sufficient to tell that that HHS got it all wrong. There's a world of difference between the hospice and the nursing home. At the Washington Home, 'the nursing home facility in which the center is located, the ratio of nurses to patients is 1 to 20. In the center it is 1 to 3. There is also a social worker and a crew of 20 volunteers. Restless or confused patients are not tied down. There's someone there to hold hands. "The control of pain is where we start," says Elaine Sofair, a nurse who left hospital work to spend her time with the dying­ from age n, she has remembered her mother's needlessly painful death. "We know more about pain \ control thal1 anyone. We monitor them constantly, we know when it' is coming, they don't have to wait." What the center offers besides surcease from pain is liberation from hospital schedules, regula­

tions and brisk cheery contradic­ tion when the patient says "I'm dying, II'm afraid." Visits from children and pets are encouraged. Two German shepherds and a cat spent the night there recently. A last visit home to see the neighbors can be arranged. One patient, an old jazz player, wanted to hear his group one more time. A Dixie­ land combo came and played ragtime through the afternoon. A majority of Washington hospice clients are cared for at home by teams. The proposed $57-a-day Medicare reimburse­ ment is considered acceptable for them by Hospice authorities, al­ though the local cost for home care ,is $100 a day. But for the backup units, where some of them might have to go either temporarily or even­ tually, the money is almost worse than nothing. Medicare benefits could attract more patients who do not want to die in hospitals, hut will not be able to' find real Hospice care. "We just can't offer quality care at those rates," says Ms. Spector. Rep. Leon E. Panetta, .o-Calif., author of the Hospice bill, went to call on HHS Secretary Mar­ garet Heckler last week and re­ minded her that she had co­ sponsored it when she was in the House. He got no commit· ment. Ms. Heckler is now in an administration where concern for the unborn doesn't extend to the dying.


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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-FrL, June 3, 1983

Family Night

A weekly at-home program for families

sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Family Ministry

OPENING PRAYER Father, we gather once again to celebrate Family Night and to express in a special way our appreciation for your gift to us of the animal kingdom. Animals are an important part of our lives because they are sources of food and nourishment and because of the joys our family pets bring. Tonight help us to be more appreciative than ever and help us to be even more re­ sponsible in carin~, for animals and in the way we use them. Amen.

TO THINK ABOUT God made the animals and saw that they were good. He made them to serve us and meet our needs for food, dothing, transportation, companionship, and protection. A moment's re­ flection on the species of ani­ mals now extinct can forcefully remind us never to take them for granted.

ACTIVITY IIDEAS Young Families KNOWING ANIMALS Mate­ rials: children's Bible, two boxes, magazines, scissors, paste, paper, pencils. Read from Genesis how God made the animals and gave them to Adam; a children's Bible

tells the story simply and beauti­ fully. Then cover two boxes, one with pictures of friendly anim~ls and the other with pictures of unfriendly animals. Write the names of all kinds of animals on slips of paper and then decide one by one in which box they belong. If a child has a collection of plastic animals ,the family might prefer to sort the plastic animals into the two boxes.

have had through the years. Page through the family album for pictures of pets. Parents could tell about the pets they had as children. Discuss what can be done to preserve en­ dangered species.

SNACK TIME Crackers spread with ham salad or other meat product. Animal crackers.

Middle Years Families 'ANIMAL MOBILE Materials: two hangers, paper, crayons, string, and animal pictures. Talk about the animals that feed the world with' their milk and meat. Draw and cut out the phrases, "gifts" and "animal world" to be attached to a mobile made from two interesting hangers fastened together. Attach the words and various pictures of animals to the mobile with dif­ ferent lengths of string to bal­ ance it.

ENTERTAINMENT 1. Play "Twenty Questions" with the leader giving hints about a particular animal he or she is thinking of. 2. Have an "art contest" fea­ turing animals. The leader gives everyone a sheet of paper and pencil and then proceeds to give instruc­ tions on how to draw the animal, step by step, until someone guesses what they are drawing.

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other columnists and editors, en­ courage you to do so because The Mail Packet is your column and gives you the opportunity to be heard, to react, to inform and to disagree. But if you're going to take time to write, make your letter count. Some letters are taken more seriously than others not because they're better written, at> from "important" people, but because they avoid the three most common pitfalls of the angry letter. The first is anger itself. The letters which cause the most re­ flection on our part are the least angry, even though they may disagree with us strenuously. Emotions are kept under con­ trol while errors in reasoning are noted. To mind comes the response to my column on a handicapped couple who were denied marri­ age. In it I wrote that the church should realize that procreation is not the only reason people marry. Many readers wrote that I needed updating - that com­ panionship is an equally theolo­ gical reason for marriage today. On that basis, my column was weak and they were respectfully

heard. If, however, they had be­ gun with hateful invectives, threats, and diatribes, I would have tossed their letters without finishing them. The same goes for my second suggestion: avoid name-calling. When a letter attacks me as a communist, a bishops' stooge, a women's 'libber, or the ljJ<e, I put it into a little slot in my mind that says this person is not as interested in the issue as in a personal attack. Often this kind of letter is like a fight in which every past transgression is dredged up. It gets more hos­ tile by the line. My record is a 67-page litany responding to columns of the preceding five years. Avoid word quibbling. When you write an angry letter, don't focus on one word or phrase taken out of context. It tells readers that you are a one-issue reader looking for a cause. A good example is the priest who labelled' me an abortionist be­ cause I used the word "anti­ abortion" in my pro-life column on adoptive parenthood. Accord­ ing to him, only abortionists use the word anti-abortion, while true anti-abortionists use the term, pro-life. It's this kind of quibbling that weakens a protest. On the other side, write a positive letter occasionally. Some

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prolific letter writers write only when they are critical, like par­ ents who never praise their chil­ dren but never miss their faults. Consider offering a guest editorial in rebuttal. Do your homework. Get statistics, quote respected people who feel as you do and read everything you can on the supject. Synthesize your ideas and offer them to the editor in a succinct balanced way. Once you do this, you will realize you no longer need anger to propel you because you have reason on your side. Finally, if you're going to can­ cel your subscription in protest, don't make that the point of your letter. Editors don't recant or respond on the basis of. a threatened dropped subscription but on the basis of reasoned ob­ jection. Besides, if you're. can­ celling they know they won't need to please you and that's what editors and writers exist to do. So stick around, write good letters and make your paper better because of you.

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state have printed many stories in the past f'ew years about "living wills." Some of my friends already have signed this kind of docu­ ment. But the more I read about it the more concerned I am. Do you think it is wise for a person to hav,e such a "will?" (California) A. The subject of "living wills" is an intricate one,' far too complicated to discuss fully in a column like this. A few things, however, really need to be said about them. Several states now legally provide for such wills by which a person refuses certain kinds of treatment in a terminal illness that might occur later. Some of the laws are extremely broad and unbelievably permissive. In Arkansas, for example, if you yourself become mentally incapacitated, even a legally ap­ pointed guardian can refuse medical treatment, regardless of whether or not that person is a government employee who is trying to save money, one of your heirs' or some other person who could certainly not be look­ ing out for your best interests.

Some other laws, such as the one in your own state, are not that bad. (Heirs, for example, could not make such a decision for an individual). But in my opinion any such living wills are at best unnecessary and at worst even dangerous. First of all, the motivation be­ hind the push for such living wills is by no means always pure and good. Some societies, for example, who are working vigorously for very permissive euthanasia laws, feel that the living will concept is a good first step toward their more sinister goals. Furthermore, even under pres: ent policies and laws, physicians and family, as well as the indi­ vidual, have broad leeway in making decisions of the very kind that the' ordinary, honest and thoughtful patient would want to make in a time of such serious illness. The living will would not really add anything significant to that. The biggest danger in the whole idea, in my judgment, is the inevitable confusion and fuzziness about what exactly is being signed away. The person who makes a living. will is re­ jecting some unspecified future treatment at some unspecified future time. In addition to other obvious difficulties with that whole idea, a legally executed living will might force a good doctor - or at least make him feel forced - to act against his own better medical and human judgment, even a judgment that

is made in consultation with the family of the ijl patient. Signing something like this does not make good sense any­ time. It makes even less sense when what is signed away is pOSSibly one's own life. Should that time ever come for me, I hope I would be wilJ· ing to entrust myself to the good judgment and care of my doctor, my family and my friends. If I have any wishes along this line, I can 'Communicate them direct­ ly to them much more effectively and safely than through a living will. Q. I was married twice. My husband in llhe first marriage, which was in the Catholic Church, is dead. My second marriage to a non­ Catholic was In a judge's cham­ ber. It did not work and we were divorced a short time later. I am under the impression that since my second marriage was not in the church, and not recog­ nized by llhe church, I am free to marry a Catholic and parti­ cipate in all of the sacraments. I am too shy to face our par­ ish priest about this. But please tell me if [ am right. (Louisiana) A. You are right. As basic as your situation is, I'm surprised how many Catholics continue to be confused about this type of situation. As a Catholic you were obliged, under the laws of the Catholic Church, to be married before a priest, or at least have a dispens<.lticn from the bishop to be married elsewhere. Since your second marriage did not fulfill these conditions, you are now free to marry in the Catholic Church. Neither is there any obstacle to your reo veiving the sacrament. Free brochures answering often-asked questions about In­ terfaith marriage, funerals and confession are available by send­ ing a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Father Dietzen, Holy Trinity P,arish, 704 N. Main Sll., Bloomington, Ill. 61701. Questions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen at the above .address.


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LONDON (NC) - They died at sea more than 400 years ago. Now ecumenical burial rites are being planned for the 200 un­ known soldiers and sailors whose remains were recovered last year from the 1545 wreck of King Henry VIII's warship, The Mary Rose. Separate Catholic and Angli­ can Masses will be held before the burial July 19, 1984, the 439th anniversary of the men's deaths. The Anglican liturgy will be chiefly in Latin, reflecting the fact that when the men died, King Henry's new Church of England did not yet have an English liturgy. The Mary Rose sank off Ports­ mouth, England, on July 19, 1545. It was raised last October after 437 years at the bottom. It sank just over 10 years after Henry VIII had broken with Rome by declaring himself "the only supreme head in earth of the Church of England." But the first Book of Common Pray­ er, by which King Edward VI provided the Church of England with an English liturgy, was not issued until 1549, four years after the Mary Rose sank. In respect for the era when the men died, Portsmouth's Ang­ lican cathedral plans to celebrate a requiem Mass in Latin accord­ ing to the pre-Reformation Sar­ urn rite,' a variant of the Roman rite, that was still in use at the time. It will include Latin an­ thems set to the music of Eng- . lish' composers of that era. The readings and some of the prayers in the Anglican liturgy will be in English, however, in­ cluding the first English litany, published by Thomas Cranmer in 1544. While the Anglican requi~m is under way, Catholic priests will celebrate a simultaneous funeral liturgy in Portsmouth's Catholic cathedral. They will then join their Anglican col­ leagues for the burial service at a site overlooking the channel where The Mary Rose went down. -

WASHINGTON (NC) Asian-American children and their families are being resettled in the United States through the ffortes of ,the U.S. Catholic 'Con­ ference Migration and Refugee Services and the Association of Ladies of Charity, John McCar­ thy, 'MRS director, has an­ nounced. 97 children and 105 adults have settled in Memphis, Tenn.; Mobile, Ala:; Richmond, Va.; St. Louis; Syracuse, N.Y.; and New Orleans. MRS is hand­ ling the resettlement of about a fourth of the group and 13 other agencies are resettling the rest. The Ladies of Charity are an in­ ternatior)al group of Catholic laywomen seeking to alleviate spiritual and material suffering.

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Report rapped BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (NC) - Several Argentine bish­ ops object to a military govern­ ment report absolving security forces of blame for thousands of people who disappeared dur­ ing an anti-guerrilla campaign of the late 1970s. They criticized the document as incomplete and for using religion to justify' its positions. The report, issued April 28, said that excesses may have been committed but that these "are left to the judgement of God in each conscience and to the understanding of men." Bishop Migul'1 Hesayne of Vied­ rna called the report immoral and full of "half-truths." He and Bishop Jorge Novak of Quilmes criticized the nominally Cath­ olic government for calling itself Christian.

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Author rebutted Dear Editor: While reading Howard Fast's "The Legacy," I became incensed with a description of the mother of the 60s vision of herself as a frustrated housewife ..." at be· ing locked out of life, because they don't see waxing floors and doing kids' laundry and cooking their husbands' dinners as any valid expression of existence." My inner soul screams out that instead of feeling frustra­ ted, mothers should feel an awe­ some responsibility for life. By standing up to be counted in the antiwar movement Fast's characters seemed to be trying to project an image of the hard, cold, calculated female's thrust to make a name for herself. For whatever reason, such activities were worthy of pub­ lic applause but it is the vision of a housewife as an empty­ headed drudge with no more motivation than last week's melon that I take issue with. I personally feel a great freedom of expression and validity in the tasks relegated to me as the keeper of this house! We mothers have untold op­ portunities to express love. It is the only true reason we are all here on earth. Our Lord has charged us to love one another. What better place to start than where we are? He has given each of us a row to hoe on this road to Heaven and if this is to be my path then I must perform my domestic chores with love. House-wife·mother seem to have been given a synonymous connotation in the book when in truth we are talking apples and oranges. Motherhood is the love in a home. Housewife implies a bonding/binding to a house. I cannot indeture myself to any concrete object; I much prefer lashing my soul. to the love God has given me in my home from those recipients of my valid expressions of exis­ tence. Jean Quigley St. Peter's parish Dighton

A warning The President's Commission on Medical Ethics and Behavor­ ial Research has recently pre­ dicted that the advent of pre­ natal diagnosis of cystic fribro­ sis will lead to "a new program of mass genetic. screening of vast proportjons;" Since there is no known prenatal cure for CF, the end products of such eu­ genic measures will be the selective abortion of thousands of preborn children afflicted with CF. Who gets the "credit" for this extension of the "health by death" ethic into national medi­ cal policies and the American conscience? Credit goes primarily to the March of Dimes which since the

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late 1960s has poured thousands of research dollars into the pre· natal detection of CF. This is the same· March of Dimes which has already brought the American public programs of prenatal diagnosis and selec· tive abortion of Tay Sachs chil­ dren and Down's Syndrome children; research and promotion of AFP screening for neural tube defects in utero; and feto­ scopy a form of live fetal ~x­ perimentation used to detect­ non-treatable blood anemias while the child is still in the womb. For more than a decade, Right-to·life warnings against the eugenic trends of MOD re­ search and programs have fallen on deat: ears. Now the prenatal test for CF threatens the lives of thousands of prebor.n children afected by the disorder. Wake up America - it is the 13th hour! Randy Engel, Director U.S. Coalition for Life Export, Pa.

preciate the influential position you can have in making the name of the Lord Jesus, his life and teachings known and operative in the world. From your faith, strengthened by the Holy Spirit and from your edu­ cation you can be witnesses for Jesus. "You can do this first of all," he said, "by accepting sincerely and effectively Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and living your individual lives in accordance with his teachings. Then you should consider it a privilege as well as a responsibility to foster in society those virtues of moral living that correspond to your own faith in the Lord. "In this particular period of history, you should feel the reo sponsibilty, as indeed we all must, for encouraging and work· ing for those conditions of jus· tic.e in society which will insure peace and harmony on the local and national scene as well as on the international scene." The bishop called special at­ tention to the recent peace pas· toral of the U.S. hierarchy, quoting a citation it includes from Pope Paul VI's encyclical "On the Development of Peo· pIes." In the encyclical the pope wrote: "Peace cannot be limited to a mere absence of war, the

Not heroes WASHINGTON (NC) - "It is important to keep saying that the gunmen in Northern Ireland are not national heroes," accord­ ing to Mairead Corrigan Ma­ guire, who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 as co­ founder of the Peace People movement in Northern Ireland. In a recent Washington inter­ view she said she had told Con­ gress to "keep saying therror­ ists are terrorists, they are not tomorrow's heroes." Mrs. Cor­ rigan Maguire, who herself once considered joining the Irish Re­ publican Army, an outlawed guerrilla organization, criticized Christian churches for what she said was failure to preach Christ's message of now-vio­ lence.

result of an ever·precarious balance of forces. No, peace is something built up day after day, in the pursuit of an order intended by God, which implies a more perfect form of justice among men and women." Commenting on the passage, the bishop said "I would like to feel that Stonehill College is sending out into the world to· day this graduating class of peacemakers, convinced Chris­ tians inflamed by the Holy Spirit, desirous of making Jesus the Prince of Peace, the Lord of all men and women everywhere so that through their influence, little by little, the conditions of justice will be assured with its consequent fruit - peace,"

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financial support of thes~ pro­ grams. Jerry Falwell, indeed, I boasts of this ~act. More than this, however, I . I have some very serious reserva­ tians about evang1elical I radio and television on the question

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every once in a while the animus of an anti-Catholic streak breaksJ through. Our Sunday Visitor, a Cath­ olic weekly of national circula­ tion, recently documented a story that had to do with a Cath­ olic woman's inquiry concerning the programming content of the 1'00 Club, but who was not too subtly assaulted with what cer­ tainly appeared to be a private dlenigration of her own religious views and beliefs. Jimmy Swaggart plays the· . piano, sings moderately well, hut cries an awful lot in the per­ f,ormance of these talents. He flourishes a limp Bible in one hand as he strides across the stage and preaches to an audi­ ence-like congregation whose members are also iargely re­ duced to the gift of tears. All this presents such a vul­ nerable disposition for Christian love of fellowmen and women that you would hardly expect it, at any intervening ppint of lElpse, to produce the always lurking anti-Catholic animus right out in the open. But out it came, recently, even from the weeping Christian ethic of a Jimmy Swaggart. We Catholics are generally faulted as being non-biblical. This is very odd, God knows, be­ celuse it is the .Catholic Church that has long since been the chief custodia,n of· Holy Scrip­ ture throughout history. The fundamentalists nevertheless see themselves almost as sole claim­ ants to the Bible and its inter­ pretation.- It doesn't matter that oUlr Masses are beautifully in­ tegrated with multiple readings from Scripture every day of the year in three-year cycles. I think the main point of dif­ ference between us is that, in addition to the Bible as an es­ se;rJtial part of our communal and Eucharistic worship, ours is a .sacramental religion. The fundamentalists on radio and television are loathe to leave that fact alone. A certain Cali­ fornian . pastor, one John Mc­ Arthur, has been particularly of­ fensive to the Catholic Christian sensibility (as recently as April 27, misrepresenting our teaching by stating' that Catholics wor­ ship the saints, etc.), but this in

any <:ase has never seemed to bother tne guardians of official policy' at radio station. WEZE in Boston. Since I listen to this station at only fragmented intervals, I don't know what steady listen­ ing might reveal. The fact is, moreover, that I don't deliberate­ ly listen for this. sort of thing. I .much prefE)r not to hear it at all, because such nonsense is clearly prejudiced and mean-spirited and hardly an example of Christian charity in a pluralist society. On the whole, too, I am dis­ tressed to hear these fundamen­ talists espousing such narrow views of the Christian message itself. If you are thoroughly what you are, in'the sense that I hap-

pen to be thoroughly Catholic ­ or in the sense, for example, that a Jew is thoroughly a' Jew or a Black thoroughly Black - then you acquire through experience a very clear and intuitive know­ ledge of the name and nature of prejudice. The point I want to leave with you is the Yeatsian suggestion that you cast a cold eye on the electronic church in general, even at best, which is often very good, and that you should try to meet your religious and moral obligations in the shared com­ munity of actual people in actual places .attending to such rites and ceremonies of the human spirit as may still aspire to the highest possible realities.

TV preaching is opposedBy Tracy Early NEW YORK (NC) - Tele­ vision can be used for many religious purposes but does not allow the personal engagement needed for true preaching, said B\shop Kenneth Untener of Saginaw, Mich., in an address in St. James Cathedral in Brook­ lyn. "I'm against preaching on tele­ 'vision in principle," he said. "I could be against it for other reasons, because of what I see on television on Sunday morn­ ing.1 see a religious industry that is quite fundamentalistic, dispensing cheap grace and a personality cult. But I'm against it in principle." Catholics should have no de­ sire to see a Cahtolic counter­ part to the Protestant preachers who now dominate the electronic church, Bishop Untener said at the annual "Shepherds Speak" series at the cathedral. "As a religious person, he said, "I find it embarrassing. It bothers me that Catholics support such programs. I have no problem with their being non-Catholic. But they all. seem to develop a personality cult, and the content of their preaching doesn't take account of the depth of the mystery we're dealing with. Billy Graham is in a different category from Jerry 'Falwell and some of the others, but ,there is still the same problem." Bishop Untener said the tend­ ency toward development of a personality cult was also seen in the case of the late Arch­ bishop Fulton Sheen, who had a popular television program in the I950s. "I didn't come here 1.0 criticize Bishop Sheen, but I wish he had spoken as a teacher, not as a preacher," he said. Television is well suited to education, and it could be used to teach about the Scriptures and Catholic tradition,' Bishop Unaener said. He also suggested use of religious drama and reli­ gious documentaries as ways to "offset the lack of awareness of our traditions." Bishop l)ntener gave qualified approval to televising the Mass for shut-ins. Tn many cases, he

said, these viewers, perhaps with rosaries and missals in hand, are not merely passive onlookers but worshippers ac­ tively engaged and praying. He said a televised Mass might have a homily but it should be very brief. Many Catholics as well as members of other denominations find the Protestant television preachers appealing. Bishop Un­ tener acknowledged. But he said one reason was the practice of giving "too many definite an­ swers." From the religious standpoint, the electronic church is at fault for giving "easy answers," he said. "You put the guilt on, and then you help them take it off, and you do all that in an hour." In his address and in an inter­ .view after it, Bishop Untener ex­ plained that he views the tele­ vision' medium. as lending itself to a form of ministry in which the preacher stands in a line be· tween God and the hearer, pass­ ing along truths. He advocates rather Ii conception in. which the ­ preacher stands at one point of a triangle, seeking to facili­ tate a relationship taking place between God and the hearer. Of Hungarian descent, Bishop Untener grew up on Belle Isle in the Detroit Riv·er. He studied at seminaries in Michigan and at the Gregorian University in Rome before ordination to the priesthood in 1963. After serving in parish and administrative posts in the Detroit Archdiocese and as a seminary rector, he was named bishop of Saginaw in October 1980. After going to Saginaw, he put the 23-room bishop's man­ sion up for sale. He moves to a different rectory every six to eight weeks with his belong­ ings reduced to what Will fit in "three duffel bags and a sea bag."

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FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (NC) - One hundred twenty children and nearly 30 years ago, Donald Van Scoy and his wife Margaret talked about how they would like to have a large family some day. "I didn't know the Lord would . bless us with one quitE!! so large," said Van Scoy, a per­ manent deacon, in an interview with the Texas Catholic, news· paper of the Dallas Diocese. But since he and Margie married in 1955, the Van Scoy family has grown by leaps and bounds. The Van Scoys are foster par­ ents. Since 1964, they have shared their home with children of all ages, races and back­ grounds. "We have a strong love for children," said Van Scoy, a soft­ ware engineer for Scientific Ma­ chines Corporation. "My wife's motto is there's always room foJ:. one more." In 1969, the Van Scoys moved from Iowa to their current three· bedroom home in the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch and continued to foster dozens of homeless children. Since then, they have converted their two­ car garage into a three-bedroom dormitory. "We had up to five sets of bunk beds in there at one time," Van Scoy said. The Van Scoys, members of Mary Immaculate Parish, are legal parents of 11 children. Roger, ~6, the eldest, is their only natural child. Eight are adopted and two are foster chil­ dren. Martha and Marianne, 20­ year-old twins, and David, 21, are Hispanic, Debi, 12, Ronnie,

10, and Gene, 8, are black. Paula, 23, Meg, 14, Douglas, 22, and Angela, 22, are white. At present six of the children are at home with their parents. "I think the gift Margie and I have is love for children, and we try to express that the best way we can," Van Scoy said. Together, they enjoy family picnics, movies and dining out. Mrs. Van Scoy is active with the children's soccer teams and spends a great deal of time driving. "I'm the carpooler be· cause I have the van,'~ she said. The Van Scoys began foster parenting through Catholic Charities in Iowa, where the adopted three children. After moving to Dallas, they continued foster parenting through Catholic Charities, but later began working with the Dallas County Welfare Depart­ ment because it handed infant cases. When they first arrived in Texas, they became foster par­ ents for three years for three children whom they then adopt­ ed. "Then we were fostering by the dozens," Van Scoy said. "We were fostering biracial children and did very welL" Only a few families in Dallas were fostering biracial children, he added. Two of the Van Scoy children, Ronnie and Gene, have cerebral palsy. While 10-year-old Ronnie attends regular school, Gene will never be self-suffiCient, Van Scoy said. Once the Van Scoys felt like failures as foster parents, Van Scoy said, with a high school girl from a background in which

she had been encouraged to be promiscuous. "She was beautiful but with a maladjusted sense of values," Van Scoy said. "She was caus­ ing unrest within the family so we had to tell the authorities." The girl was placed elsewhere, leaving the Van Scoys with a sense of defeat. But three years later, while shopping in a local department store, they ran into their former foster child, who was working there. "She threw her arms around us and said she was sorry for her actions," Van Scoy said. "She wanted us to know what that time meant to her and said it straightened out her life . . . "Sometimes," he went on, "we think we fail, but sometimes we plant seeds and never get to see how they grow."

Park ban scored PRETORIA, South Africa (NC) - Archbishop George Daniel of Pretoria has joined theologians, sociologists, political scientists and black community leaders in condemning the City Council's decision to bar blacks from 17 parks. All 300 parks in Pretoria were declared open to all races in 1973. But recently the coun­ cil voted 23 to 7 to bar blacks from 17 parks and to hire uni­ formed guards with dogs to en­ force the law. Archbishop Dan­ iel asked Catholics "and all who believe in brotherly love and the dignity of every human be­ ing to protest in the strongest way possible against this viola­ tion of human rights."

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double pink and squid squirting pink ink." ' He also foresaw international complications arising from the project, imagining Russia noting the 11, islands and declaring "We must have 15 such islands." "The United States at once skirts 25 islands," continued the bishop, tongue firmly in cheek. "Russia then skirts 35 and so on until the world's waterways have all become pink plastic," he wrote. "Shipping is stopped. Fish die. Half the Russian econ· omy and half the United States' economy become devoted to manufacturing pink plastic. Third World nations needing help are sent rolls of pink plas­ tic.' At last, not only the fish but humankind is threatened

with suffocation from pink." Normally, he said, the ocean is quite beautiful in its natural state. "Some dark nights, bright stars are patterned against the murky water. Other nights, a full moon casts a pale silvery light on a shadowy sea," he wrote. At dawn, the sun comes up "glowing orange and gold, a huge burning globe" which "fills the sky with delicate pink and rose, throws faint pink shadows on the water, drives a shaft of burning light across the ocean toward the islands and the shore." "Do we really need six-and-a­ half million square feet of flat, static, invariable, shocking pink plastic?" he questioned.

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CHICAGO (NC) - Nine sci­ entists and defense experts con­ gratulated the U.S. bishops for their war and peace pastor­ al in a letter which appeared in the Chicago Tribune May 3. The bishops met in Chicago May 2-3 to discuss the pastoral letter on war and peace. After considering hundreds of amend­ ments they voted 238-9 to ap­ prove the document. "We congratulate the Catholic bishops of the United States for the clarity and comprehensive scope of their analysis of the problems of nuclear weapons and modern war as set forth in their proposed pastoral letter," the letter said. "More important than our general agreement with their proposals is our belief that they nave rendered an exceptional service to our nation and to the world by reintroduction of moral philosophy and ethics into the analysis of what's right and what's wrong with our thinking and actions concerning nuclear weapons and war. All of us are impressed by the experienced leaders in Europe as well as in the United Sates. "Their procedures have been a model for others. Most impor­ tant, however, is the experience they individually possess, and collectively represent, with re­ gard to the application of moral principles of human life and problems." Those who signed the letter are: - McGeorge Bundy, national security adviser under President Carter at the SALT II talks; - Robert McNamara, defense secretary to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson; - Paul Warnke, chief U.S. negotiator under Carter at the SALT II talks; - Sidney Drell, Stanford University physics professor; - Stanley Resor, former am­ bassador to the Mutal Balanced Force Reduction talks in Vienna, Austria; - Victor Weisskorpf, Massa­ chusetts Institute of Technology physicist who served on the Manhattan Project that develop­ ed the atomic bomb. - Jerome Wiesner, former president of MIT and science ad­ viser to Kennedy; - Herbert York, physics pro­ fessor and former chancellor of the University of California at San Diego; - Herbert Scoville Jr., former science and technology director for the Central InteUigence Agency. .

In youth ministry WASHINGTON (NC) - The National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire has become a standing committee of the new National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. It was formerly affiliated with the liaison committee of the U.S. Catholic Conference advisory board on youth activities.

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told 300 scientists, including 40 Nobel Prize winners, meeting in Rome to mark the 350th anni­ versary of the publication of Galile.o's book, "Dialogues on Two Great World Systems." Galileo Galilei, a· 16th century , Now 11 convenient offices Italian astronomer, physicist and including Seekonk & Taunton. mathematician, was censured by the Roman Inquisition 'for teach­ ing that the earth revolved around the sun. Many church­ men thought this contradicted Scripture and belief in the cen­ trality of man as redeemed by Christ. Said the pope, "We should rejoice together that the world of science and the Catholic Church have learned to go be· yond those moments of conflict." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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By Father Eugene Hemrick

A familiar scene on college campuses these days is the loaded-down car hauling home those of a student's possessions that survived the school year. For some students, this is their last journey home from college. They will return to the university only one more time to receive their degrees. Their graduation speakers will expound on the problems and challenges of the modern world the students are about to en­ counter. Invited politicians and distinguished professors will speak. But what happens once the ritual of formal graduation con­ cludes, the photographs are taken and the cap and gown are returned to the rental agency. Thinking in the most optimistic terms, what effect can we hope a university will have on its students. Recently I was given a book titled "The Paideia Proposal: An Educational Manifesto," written by Mortimer J. Adler. In it, Ad­ ler speaks of his three most de­ sired objectives for a democratic education. The first objective is to gradu­ ate a student with skills for per­ sonal growth and self-improve­ ment mental, moral and spiritual. Adler emphasizes that graduates should become suf­ ficiently self-motivated to con­ tinue their education on their own once out of school. This growth should perseist even though the graduates are no longer prodded by the quest of good marks, the disciplined routines of study or a spiritual counselor. As Adler states, "Ba­ sic education should prepare' them to take advantage of every opportunity for personal develop­ ment that our society offers." The second objective is that a student be adequately prepared to discharge the duties and re­ sponsibilities of citizenship. For

Adler, "citizens are the principal and permanent rulers of our society." Young graduates, there­ fore, should consider it one of their main responsibilities to produce and elect true states­ men. "The third objective," writes Adler, "is that schooling prepare students to earn a living not by training them for one or another particular job in our industrial economy, but by giving them the basic skills that are common to all work in a society such as ours." In this objective, Adler condemns the era of education which advocated vocational training for young men and women who were considered un­ fit for a liberal education. He believes that through that ap­ proach many people were be­ trayed since everyone is edu­ cable. Adler also calls into question the approach of those educators who encourage students to specialize in one area to the de­ triment of the liberal arts which include philosophy, history, literature, mathematics, foreign languages, natural science and social studies. Adler's "Paideia Proposal" is for the most part a throwback to John Dewey and educational philosophies prevalent at the tum of this century. However, the recent discouraging report of the Committee on Excellence in Education about the .state of U.S. education might give us reason to take Adler's sugges­ tions ~eriously. Maype we need to glance backward - in order to move forward to the next century successfully.

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Scorecard on school prayer proposals

By Jim Lackey'

WASHINGTON (NC) - The old saying" "You can't tell the players without a scorecard," may apply as well these days to proposals in Congress to restore prayer in the public schools. The debate is not over just one meas­ ure but three: ' - The Reagan administra­ .tion's proposed constitutional amendment on voluntary school prayer; - I\. bill sponsored by Sen. Mark O. Hatfield (R-Ore.) aimed at permitting public high school students to gather on school grounds for prayer much like other student groups gather for sports or clubs, and - A bill sponsored by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) to remove federal court jurisdiction in fu­ ture school prayer cases. Up to now the proposal that has been getting the most atten­ ·tion has been the constitutional' a~endment, which President Reagan first submitted last year and resubmitted this spring after the new 98th Congress con­ vened. ,But increasing attention also is being given to the Hatfield bill, particularly because the is­ sue it raises - whether high school students have· a free speech right to gather for pray­ er on public school property ­ has' been the subject of several recent lawsuits which have re­ sulted in conflicting decisions. The Helms bill, meanwhile, was defeated in the Senate last year and is not expected to do any better this time around.

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Accord'ing 'to it~ supporters, the amendment thus would re­ verse the effect of the Supreme Court's school prayer decisions of the early 1960s with,out im­ pinging on the rights of those I who do not want to pray. States could enact laws allowi~g time , during the official schOol day to be devoted to pray;er, but those laws. also would have to allow students to decline~ to par­ ticipate if they so choose. . The U.S. bishops' I public policy arm, the U.S. Catholic Conference, long has held how­ ever that such an am~ndment I does not go far enough to assure children the right to 'express their faith. In a sharply :worded May 9 statement submitted to a Senate subcommittee consider­ ing ,the amendment, the! USCC reiterated its view that an amendment should also allow for religious' ,instruction on i public school property and said the Reagan, proposal as currentIIy worded would be only symbolic and "is not of sufficient merit to justify the problems it: might create" for religious diversity and the rights of religious mi­ I norities. While the debate over the

Population By Jerry FUteau

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The 1984 U.N. World Popula­ tion Conference in Mexico City will focus new world attention on population issues. But Msgr. James T. McHugh, newly ap­ pointed special adviser on popu­ lation issues to the Holy See's Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations, sees major changes of context since the last such Conference, held' in i974 in Bucharest, Romania.' ' "Prior to 1974 there was a great deal of concern - near hysteria - about the increasing population rates," he said: "Since then fertility rates and population growth rates have gone into decline," he said. "What was perceived as urgency in 1974 is not perceived as ur­ gency in 1983." Msgr. McHugh, a priest of the Newark archdiocese, will moni­ tor for the Vatican all popula­ tion questions that arise in preparation for . the 1984 U.N. conference. The title may be new for Msgr. McHugh, but the role is not. He has represented the Holy See at all major U.N. and Coun­ cil of Europe meetings dealing with population issues since

Reagan amendment goes on, the Hatfield biU has been quietly moving into the political spot­ light not only because of its novel approach but because its supporters include Senate liber­ als and conservatives. Hatfield's measure would make it unlawful for a public high school which aUows. groups of students to meet during "in­

The Reagan amendment, which needs a two-thirds vote of Congress and ratification by three-fourths of the stat~s, says nothing in the Con~tituiion should be construed '\to pro­ hibit individual or group prayer in public schools or other public institutions." A secondl clause prohibits requiring students' to participate in school prayer.

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But since then, he ,said, ~'the developing' countries 'have be­ come more emphatic, m~re' or­ ganized and more articulate in calling .for a new economic order that will meet their needs and without which they do not think population control will be sufI ficient or successful." "Going into Bucharest; that (Third World. viewpoint) was not highly visible. It errterged from that conference," he said. "This time they are goipg in with a clear-cut position on so­ cioeconomic development,'~

structional periods" to discrim­ inate against groups which want to meet for religious purposes. Groups denied the right to meet in such cases under the bill would be able to file civil suit in federal court against school authorities. The bill touches directly on an issue that has been raging in the federal courts for the past sev­

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increase in the world's popula­ tion will peak at about 88 mil­ lion pl~r yea~ in the year 2000, dropping to' an annual increase of about 75 million by the year 2025. . Among major concerns the Vaticalll had at the Bucharest conference were that it not en­ dorse abortion as a means of family planning or population control, that it' not endorse a contrac:eptive mentality, that it respect basic rights of the fam­ ily in Ithe choice of family size, and that international population programs ana policies protect rights of national sovereignty and individual conscience.

Msgr.. Hugh was asked how .he sees the international con­ text for those issues in the 1984 :meeting. He said that the United Na­ IUons basically operates on two I Before Bucharest, population general principles on population projections, which "were riot all issues: "one, that nothing should that sharp" according to IMsgr. be for(:ed on any couple~ and McHugh, portrayed frightening two, that donor nations should growth rates and an •earth JIot set conditions on acceptor swarming with masses of starv- nations," i ing people. He expected the question of Current trends in fertility and population targets to be "an area mortality rates, said Msgi. Mc­ (If great discussion, because in­ Hugh, suggest that the a'nnual dividual nations do not want to

be constrained to meet certain population targets." He described the role of the United Nations or outside ex­ perts as a limited one on ethi­ cal grounds: "The decision that a country shoulCi move to smaller family size has to be a decision arising' from the people of that country," On abortion, he said that a number of First World nations have liberalized abortion laws over the past decade and there is some pressure from the First World for Third World countries to use abortion as a family plan­ ning or population control mechanism. But Third World views on' abortionhav.e not undergone the same change, he said. . In general, he said, "the Third World does not want to see abortion as a family planning method," The' priest noted that in re­ cent years in the Third World "there has been a concerted ef­ fort to increase information about family planning methods and an increased awareness of the reliability and teachability of natural family planning methods." He added that in its foreign aid policies the United States "now has a well articulated posi­ tion" acknowledging the role of natural family planning."

eral years. In 1981 the Supreme Court ruled in Widmar vs. Vincent that college students had the free speech right to hold prayer meetings on the campus of public colleges. But it later declined to review two lower federal court decisions which led that per­ mitting high school students to meet for prayer at school would violate the separation of church and state. More recently a federal judge in Scranton, Pa., ruled May 12 that high ~chool students in Williamsport, Pa., had the free speech right to form a club for non-denominational prayer un­ der a public school policy al­ lowing students to form their own special interest groups for twice a week. A major question thus facing the Hatfield bill is whether the Supreme Court might ultimately rule that the free speech ,rights of high school students outweigh the need to keep church and state separate in the public schools. The 1981 Widmar case offered a clue but not a definite answer. In it the court noted that col­ lege students are "young adults" able to appreciate that the col­ lege is showing neutrality to­ ward religion when it allows prayer meetings on campus. But "younger students," the court indicated without giving an age, may not be able to tell the differ­ ence between official neutrality and state support of religion when prayers are held at their public school.

Among other issues that will have a prominent place in the 1984 World Population Confer­ ence, he said, are migration and related questions of labor poli­ cies, questions of the aging and debates over Third World access to technology and industry ver­ sus First World concerns over control and the environmental impact of industrial expansion. "If you give prominence to socioeconomic development" as the Third World countries want to do, he said, "then you have to give emphasis to the industrial and economic cOlpponents of that."

As a special adviser on popula­ tion matters, Msgr. McHugh said, his basic job in coming months is to keep abreast of U.N. developments in the area leading up to the 1984 confer­ ence and to report on' them regularly to the Holy See's U.N. mission, which is under the papal Secretariat of State, and to the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Vatican's chief coordinating office for popula­ tion issues. He said the Holy See would almost certainly make a state­ ment to the 1984 conference it­ self and could make other inter­ ventions during the preparations for the conference, depending on developments.


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BISHOP DANIEL P. REILLY of Norwich, Conn., will preside at the annual Blessing of the Sick on Sunday, June 12 at LaSalette Shrine, Attleboro. Bishop Reilly, fonnerly of Providence, will be the main celebrant and 'homilist at a 2 p.m. outdoor liturgy. Residents of nursing and convales­ cent homes as well as in:dividuals at home are invited to attend this ceremony.

Ordinations Continued from page one

his first Mass, at which he will

be homilist, at 11 a.m. Sunday,

June 12, at St. Jacques Church.

Concelebrants will include Rev.

Andre P. Jussaume, pastor of St. Jacques, and Rev. Paul E. Canuel, associate. A reception in the parish hall will foIlow the Mass. Rev. Mr. Caron A native of St. Jacques parish, Taunton, and now a member of SS. Peter and Paul parish, FaIl River, Rev. Mr. Caron is the son of Marilyn (Lacroix) Caron and the late Albert W. Caron Sr. He has two brothers. Born Nov. 9, 1950, he gradua­ ted from St. Jacques grammar school and Msgr. Coyle High School in Taunton. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Southeastern Massachusetts University, from which he gradu­ ated in 1972. He began his studies for the priesthood in 1978 and served his deacon year at Immaculate Conception parish, North Eas­ ton. While a seminarian he was student music coordinator and a member' of several choirs. He also served on St. John's acad­ emic policy, community life and field education committees. SS. Peter and Paul Church will be the scene of Rev. Mr. Caron's first Mass, to be offered at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12. The homi· list will be Rev. John J. Con­ nelly of St. John's Seminary and concelebrants will include Msgr. Patrick O'Neill, pastor of SS.

Peter and Paul, and Father Stephen Fernandes, associate. Other concelebrants will be Father Connelly, Father Peter Precourt, AA, a first cousin, and Fathers Lucio Phillipino, WiI· Iiam Boffa, Francis Strahan and Richard Conway. Rev. Mr. Joseph Rafferty will be deacon for the Mass. A reception in Father Coady Center will follow the Mass. Rev. Mr. Perry A lifelong member of Holy Rosary parish, Fall River, Rev. Mr. Perry is the son of John and Marie (Carvalho) Perry. He was born Feb. 20, 1957, and has two brothers and a sister. .After graduation from the Dub.uque grammar school and Bishop Connolly High School, he entered St. John's Seminary in 1975, serving his diaconate at Holy Name parish, New Bedford. His first Mass will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at Holy Rosary Church with con· celebrants including Msgr. Jo· seph Pannoni, Holy Rosary pas­ tor emeritus, Father Vincent Di­ aferio, pastor, and Fathers John Murphy, Robert Oliveira, Nor­ mand Grenier, Gerard Hebert, Lawrence Langguth, Herbert Nichols, Richard Roy and Fran­ cis Connors. Dea,con for the Mass will be Rev. Mr. Mark Balalczeniuk and also participating will be Dea­ cons Ronald Osborne and Man­ uel Camara. A reception in Holy Rosary parish hall will follow the Mass.

Continued from page one pope would not come if martial law were still in effect. Jockeying between church and state continued. Pope John Paul in May 1982 pressured for main· taining the August trip date by saying he was "moraIly pledged" to make' the visit for the 600th anniversary celebrations. By this time it was increasing­ ly clear that the papal trip was not just dependent on Polish events, but was being used as a negotiating tool by both sides to influence the political situa­ tion in Poland. Both church and government urged domestic calm as a necess­ ary condition for the papal trip. The church also pressured the government to release internees still being held and lift martial law to ease tensions before the trip. The Soviet news agency Tass in early July came out strongly against a papal visit, however, warning that it would cause disturbances. In July, the trip was formalIy postponed. July 22, on one of his frequent Rome trips, Arch· bishop Glemp told reporters that the visit itself, though postponed, was a "certainty" and would probably take place between May and September of 1983. That same day, the Polish gov­ ernment announced further re­ laxations in martial law regula­ tions and plans to release more detainees: On Nov. 8, the Polish news agency PAP announced that the papal visit would begin the fol­ lowing June 18. A Vatican spokesman confirmed the date. On March 22, the Vatican press office formally annoullced the June 16-22 dates of the trip and a general outline of the papal itinerary in Poland. Was it finaIly settled then? No. As the now-outlawed under·

ground Solidarity movement planned a series of May Day demonstrations across Poland, the government warned on April 19 that disturbances could "put into question the conditions necessary for a papal visit." Events of the first week of May raised new doubts. There were clashes with riot police and fied persons believed to be police people joined demonstrations in various Polish cities. Unidenti· fied persons belived to be police raided a Catholic convent, and demands by the pope and the Polish bishops for a general am· nesty for remaining political prisoners were met with a blunt refusal by the government. The Associated Press quoted an un· named bishop as s'aying that groups within the government were trying to force cancellation of the visit. By mid-May, however, the de· tailed itinerary of Pope John Paul in Poland was agreed to and published, and Cardinal Glemp declared May 16 that there was "no risk" left of a cancellation.

Cambodian aid CHICAGO (NC) - With the lives of thousands of Cambodian refugees threatened, the United States should cut red tape and aid them, said Auxiliary Bishop Anthony J. Bevilacqua, chairman of the bishops' oversight com­ mittee for Migration and Refu­ gee Services. He said at a press conference that the government should move swiftly, especially to help resettle "the most fragile portions of the refugee popula­ tion, the unaccompanied minors."

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A-2 Approved for Adults and Adolescents Barbarosa Betrayal The Chosen (Rec.! . Five Days One Summer The Flight of the Eagle (Rec.! Gandhi (Rec.l Gregory's Girl The King of Comedy

WINDS OF CHANGE

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The Night of the Shooting Threshold ! Stars The Treasure of the 4· Crowns Return of the Jedi Trenchcoa! ! Something Wicked Twilight Time

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Walk softly through the desert sand Careful where you tread Under foot are the visions lost Sleeping, not .yet dead. (Hang on) Winds starting to howl (Hang on) The beast is on the prOWl (Hang on) Can you hear the strange cry WindS of Change are blowing by, Mountains crumble and cities fall Don't come to an end Lie scattered on the desert floor Waiting for the wind (Repeat chorus) You got your life planned carefully But you left out the detail The hidden hand deals just one round Walk softly through the desert sand And the winds of change prevail. Old dreams lead the way Nothing new in the sands of time Just changes every day,

A-3 Approved for Adults Only lone Wolf McO'uade lookin' To Get Out The lords of Discipline lovesick. Man Woman and Child A M'idsummer Night's Sex Comedy My Favorite Year' On Golden Pond The Outsiders Piaf: The Early Years Rocky 11/ Rollover Six Pack Six Weeks Sophie's Choice

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I look out at a new ~reen lawn and a new spring. The Ivery. word new caIls to mind some­ thing shiny and unused, sbme­ thing to be tested and, tried. No one uses this adje¢tive more than do advertisers, from new toothpaste to the latest de­ tergent. We are addicted tq the new novel, the trendiest thing, but we also agree with EcJlesi­ astes: "Vanity of vanities, ~II is vanity! There is nothing 'new under the sun!" I Sometimes the new scares people. It has no analogies~ no precedents.. It brings problems incommensurate with old under­ standings. That's why I'm ,glad to see that most of this year's graduation speeches are deJling with new things in an upbeat manner. I People ate daring to do I and say someth· mg, new a bout Ii nu­ clear disarmament and Iimita·

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By Cecilia Belanger We Americans are constantly invoking and celebrating the new. We even live in the New World. We look to the ,Bible for the new birth, the new covenant, a new heart, the new Jerusalem, a new heaven and a new earth. The Christian promise is that a new era was inaugurated with the birth of Christ: "the old had passed away; behold, all things have become new."

Recor<lled by Jefferson Starship, Written by Jeannette Sears

Perhaps it is as small as a change in plans for the day. Per, haps it is much larger: parents divorce; someone dies suddenly: a much liked job is lost. When the "hidden hand deals just one round and the winds of change prevail," people need to turn to those who, really care about them for help. As a reader from Edwards­ ville, III., puts it:' "S'ometimes a loved one knows us better than we know ourselves, realizing what we may wish to hide from ourselves. Perhaps this person can see how help is needed or how a person's problem began." Sometimes facing change means pulling together with others close to us. A reader from Downington, Pa., writes: "Eight years ago my mother was killed 'in a car accident. I was only in second grade, but I understood very well what happened. There was nothing my father, brothers, sister, or I could do except work things out among ourselves. We stuck together and believed in each other. With this belief, we . all stayed alive and found new happiness." What happens to us in life is not always under our control. But now we help each other through whatever does occur is within our power.

Musidims at the Taunton high school presented their first Spring Musicale last Sunday,

featuring the school chorus, folk group and stage band. Selections and dances from Broadway musicals and arrange­ ments of Syncopated Clock and the Battle Hymn of the Repub­ lic were offered under the direc­ tion of Mrs. Joanna Alden, as­ sisted by Sister Eugenia Marie. At a recent Junior Classical League Convention, Latin awards were merited by Julie Butler, David Laine and Steven Strojny. New members have been in­ ducted into the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society. .

Bishop Feehan Winding down the academic year, class day and parents' night took place last ~eek at. the Attleboro high school.

A class day Mass offered in­ strumental and vocal selections by students and was opened and closed by the Feehan concert band. It was followed by the school's traditional tree plant­ ing ceremony at which a dedi· cation was given by Lisa Gers­ tenberg and a blessing by Father George Bellenoit.

The parents' night included presentation of awards and year­ books, a tribute to parents by Elizabeth Latta, an addresss by salutatorian Anthony Anzivino and the principal's message fr-om Sister Mary Faith, RSM. At a recent Appreciation Night sponsored ,by South Attle­ boro Lions' Club, Sister Mary Faith was honored as a contribu­ tor of' time, materials and energy to Lions' Club charitable endeavors.

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Vaillancourt Honored "Without Val there could very well not be a CYO here in Fall River." Such was the tribute paid Al­ bert Vaillancourt by Rev. Jay Maddock, Fall River CYO direc­ tor, as he presented ·"Val" with a plaque from all CYO officials at a testimonial dinner last Sun­ day. It was a tribute that quite well put the finger on the extent of the work Val does as co­ ordinator of athletics for the Fall River CYO. Rev. George Coleman, dioce­ san director of Catholic educa­ tion, cited Vaillancourt's achieve­ ments as an educator and Rev. Adrien Bernier, pastor of St. Mathieu's' Church, cited the guest of honor for the endless work he has done for his home parish. In addition to a gold watch the following tributes were paid to the affable Vaillancourt: • A citation from the City of

Fall River personally presented by Mayor Carlton Viveiros; • A scroll from the entire stu­ dent body of Notre Dame School where he teaches sixth, seventh and eighth grades; • A basketball signed by the CYO boys and girls he coaches; • Plaques from the Flint Junior Twilight League and the National Little League; • From .fellow umpires a travel bag so he "would not have to carry a paper bag any­ more. "Vaillancourt has umpired baseball and softball and refer­ eed basketball for other groups as well as CYO and representa­ tives of various sports groups were also at the dinner. The testimonial came as a result of Vaillancourt receiving the Miriam Joseph Farrell Dis­ tinguished Teaching Award at the annual convention of the National Catholic Educational Association.

Golf Tournament The 24th CYO Diocesan Golf Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. Monday July 25 at Pocasset Golf Course, Pocasset. There will be four divisions: seniors, born on or after Jan. I, 1957; inter­ mediates, born on or after Jan. 1, 1964; juniors born on or after Jan. 1, 1976; and cadets, born on or after Jan. I, 1969. Qualifying tournaments will be held in Fall River, Taunton, New Bedford, Attleboro and the Cape. Area tournament chair­ men are Neil Lowe (Attleboro), Bill Doyle (New Bedford), Rev. Jay Maddock (Fall River), Rev.

William Boffa (Taunton) and Dick Maxwell (Cape Cod). Each area will be allowed two entries in each division in the diocesan tournamnt. Finalists in each division will represent the diocese in the New England CYO Tournament to be held in August. Those interested in participa­ ting should contact their local CYO directors. Trophies will be awarded to the champion and runnerup in each division of the diocesan tournament with the player chosen as the outstanding golfer receiving the Marty Hig­ gins Trophy.

Notes The Bristol County CYO Base­ ball League will open its sea­ son at 7 p.m. Sunday with de­ fending champion Maplewood opposing Kennedy at Thomas Chew Memorial Park, Globe Street, Fall River. John Ross and Michael Gravel, students at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, have been awarded trophies by the Massa­ chusetts Easter Seal Society for shooting the highest number of baskets at their grade level dur­ ing the Boston Celtics Easter Seal Basketball Shoot-Out spon­ sored by Zayre. Twenty-five youngsters parti­ cipated in the Shoot-Out, raising more than $625 to support Easter Seal programs for the disabled. Bishop Feehan High School will receive a plaque from the Society for its partici­ pation. Feehan's tennis team swept its 14-game schedule to clinch its second straight Southeastern Mass. Conference Division One championship. Shamrock net·

men among the singles laders in the division are Dave Schriener, 13-0; Eric Reiss, ll-O; and Tom McNulty, 11-3. They rank first, second and fifth, respectively, in division action. Angelique Davi, a freshman at Bishop Connolly High School, won the New England Prep Cy­ cling Federation individual championship in competition held in Scituate, R.I. Connolly junior Dave Miguel finished seventh in a field of 46 riders in a Division A 56-mile event. Connolly co-hosted the com­ petition with Providence Country Day School and Barrington High School for the 39 schools in the New England Prep Cycling Federation.

Manners "Manners are like the zero in arithmetic - they may not be much in themselves but they are capable of adding a great deal to the value of everything else." - Freya Stark

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New Films "Return of the Jedi" (Fox) George Lucas's completion of the "Star Wars" trilogy has the strengths and .weaknesses of its predecessors, both intensified. Thus the gadgets are better than ever, but the human element, never too prominent, becomes even more negligible. The main plot propellant this time is the effort of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to confront Darth Va­ dar, who, we've been led to be­ lieve, is his father. Then of course, the Empire's ruthless lust for conquest has to be com· bated as before and something does have to be done abou.t poor Han Solo (Harrison Ford), who was cast in carbonite or some­ thing last time we saw him. Criticizing any of the "Star Wars" trilogy is a bit like crit.i~ cizing Mount Rushmore, but "Jedi," while lacking the en­ thusiasm of the first, is more entertaining than the anti­ climatic second outing. Because of scary creatures in the open­ ing episode and violence in· volving a loathsome monster it is rated A2, PG. "Spacehunter: A~ventures in the Forbidden Zone" (Columbia) A hotshot loner (Peter Strauss) lands on a plague-devastated planet to rescue three women from a nasty tyrant named Overdog (Michael Ironside). He is aided by a waif (Molly Ring­ wald) and an old service buddy (Ernie Hudson). "Spacehunter" shamelessly re­ prises gimmicks from "Star Wars" and its imitations. Filmed in 3-D, a process that here seems to tum everything drab brown, this is a mediocre effort. Some moderate violence and a few sexual inuendoes. A2, PG Films on TV Saturday, June 11, 9 p.m. (CBS) - "Lucky Lady" (1975) - Gene Hackman, Liza Minelli and Burt Reynolds star in this miserably failed comedy-adven­ ture about a loving trio who try to strike it rich as bootleggers in Prohibition days. Profanity and condoning of sexual immor­ ality. 0, PG Religious Broadcasting - TV Sunday, June 5, 10:30 a.m. Diocesan Television Mass.

"Confluence," 8 a.m. each Sunday on Channel 6, is a panel program moderated by Truman Taylor and having as permanent participants Father Peter N. Gra­ ziano, diocesan director o~ social . services; Right Rev. George Hunt, Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island; and Rabbi Baruch Korff. "The Glory of God," with Father John Bertolucci, 7:30 a.m. each Sunday, Channel 27. "MarySon," a family puppet­ show with moral and spiritual perspective 6 p.m. each Thurs­ day, Fall River and New Bed­ ford cable channel 13. "Spirit of the Bride," a talk show with William Larkin, 6 p.m. each Monday, cable chan­ ne135. _Sunday, June 5, (ABC) "Di­ rections" - Documentary on the homeless in Phoenix, Ariz., ex­ amining the attitude of the city government and work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Sunday, June 5, (CBS) "For Our Times" Religious commun­ ity ministries in Beirut. "The Popes and Their Art: The Vatican (Collection." NBC, Tuesday, June 7, 10-11 p.m. is an entertaining and inspiring program that deals not only with the Vatican treasures now in the United States, but also masterpieces such as the Sistine Chapel. The narrator is James Mason, who shows us, 'with lovely cine­ matography and a fine musical score, the splendor of Michel­ angelo's Sistine Chapel, focusing on the breathtaking depiction of the moment of creation. In the Belvedere Courtyard, setting of the famous Apollo, we see the Belvedere Torso and the Laocoon. Also viewed are $t. Peter's Basilica and the Bernini Colonnade. "The Popes and Their Art" is not to be missed, not only for what it reveals of some of the world's greatest works of art, but for its depiction of the r!lle that religion had in inspiring them. On Radio Charismatic programs are heard from Monday through Fri­ day on station WICE 1210 AM; Father John Randall, 9 to 10 a.m. and 11 to 12 p.m.; Father Edward McDonough, 8: 15 a.m.; Father Real Bourque, 8:45 a.m. Father McDonough is also on WMYD from I :30 to 2 p.m. each Sunday. Sunday, June 5, (NBC) "Guide­ line" - Father Thomas Reese of America magazine is inter­ viewed about the bishops' pas­ toral on war and peace.

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DMMACUU,ATE <;ONCElPTION, 1rAUNTON CCD registration of 1st and 2:nd graders for fall classes: Parish center following all Masses this weekend. ilL. SAICRAMENT, FR Those wishing to serve on the parish council may sign the paper' provided in the rear of the chUJ:ch.

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·ST.MARY,MANsnELD Friends and past and present parishioners are -invited to a concelebrated Mass at noon Sunday, June 12,at which Father John T. Higgins, pastor emeritus, will mark his golden jubilee of ordination. A recep­ tion in the parish hall will fol­ low the Mass with refreshments served by members of ,the Cath­ olic Woman's Club.

O. L. ANGELS, FR Parish council meeting: 7 p.m. June 13, parish hall. Concert: 7 p.m. June 19, par­ ish hall, direction of Irene Monte. First communion: 9 a.m. to­ morrow. Espirito Santo feast: Festival Mass 11 a.m. Sunday, crowning at all Masses; procession at 1 p.m., including CCD class mem­ bers, especially first communi­ cants. ST. JAMES, NB AdditiQnal lectors needed: in­ formation, Father Richard Gen­ dreau, 992-9408. BLUE ARMY .Holy 'hour: 7 tonight, Our Lady of Fa·tima Church, New Bedford. DOMINICAN LAITY St. Rose of Lima Chapter meeting: 7:30 p.m. June 10, Domincan Convent, 37 Park Street. SACRED HEART, FR In Qbservance of the feast o! the Sacred Heart, Friday, June 10, in addition to ·the usual 8 a.m. Mass, there will be an addi­ tional Mass at 7 .p.m., preceded at 6 p.m. by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. DIVORCED/SEPARATED, NB A support group for divorced and/or separated Catholics meets at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday at Our Lady's Chapel, New Bedford. Louise Bolton will speak this Sunday on "Journey." Subsequent 'Veek's programs will be liturgy, June 12; "Dat­ ing after Divorce or Death of Spouse" Rose Marie Benoit, June 19; potluck supper, June 26. The group will meet during July and August but no sched­ ule will be mailed to members. Information: DOl1Othy Cami're, 994-9794. An annulment clinic is con­ ducted at 10:30 a.m. each Satur­ day at the chapel. Information: Father Edward Holleran, 996­ 8275.

ST. JULIE, N. DARTMOUTH Scripture study: 7 p.m. !Sun­ day, parish 'hall, St.Mark's Gospel. All welcome.

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HOLY NAME, FR I Exposition of Blessed Sacra­ ment: 'Sunday, feast of Corpus Christi, following 11 :15 'a.m. Mass until 7 p.m. Benediction.

I NAZARETH HALL. FR First communion: 9 a.m. Mass tomorrow, Holy Name Church, Fall River. I CATHEDRAL,FR Adult confirma110n: :2 p.m. Sunday. Prepa.ratory sessioh for Cathedral paTlsh carididates age 18 Qr older 7:30 tonight, school hall. Baptismal certifi­ cate needed. I ST. STANISLAUS, FR Sacred. Heart Holy Hour: :7:30 tonight. I Corpus Christi procession: following 10:30 a.m. 'Mass Sun­ day. !

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SS. PETER & PAUL. FR Graduations: Kindergarten 7 p.m. Sunday; eighth grade 7 p.m. Monday. Receptions tofol_ low in parish center. i Bus trip to Atlantic City: Oct. 8 to 10. Information: Barbara Lee or Joseph StankiewicZ'j FIRST FRIDAY CLUB, FR Mass: 6 tonight, Sacred Heart Church, Fall River, with singing by Clover Club. Supper ~oll6w­ ing in school wit'h address' by Father Richard McNally, ,55. CC., director of Sacred Hparts Seminary/Retreat House, Ware­ ham. I , SECULAR FRANCISCANS, ,FR Mass and meeting: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Louis Church, Fall River. Rabbi Norbert Wein­ berg guest speaker. All ~el­ come. ST. MARY, NB I Daily rosary recitation pre­ cedil1g 7 a.m. Mass will be of­ fered for the parish during June, month of the Sacred Heart. . . ST•. ANNE, FR I 8th grade graduation: 2 p~m. Sunday in the church. CA"''''OX.m NURSES, TAUNTON , Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses scholarships have be~n awarded to Kathleen Kelly, Fall River, a nursing student 'at Fitch-burp, State College; ahd Ke11i-Ann Moran, Taunton, i a nursing student at the Univer­ sity of Lowell. 1984-85 schol~r­ ship aoplications available from local :bCCN chapters. Inform'a­ tion: Sister Mary Ma.rgaret, St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. i

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NOTRE DAME, FR Women's Guild: $1000 preseh­ tation made to parish for church building fund; next meeting 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, featuring: a meat demonstration.

MARRIAGE RETORNO,

WAREHAM

Marriage Retorno, a weekend prayer experience for couples, will be held July 8 through 10 at Sacred Hearts Seminary re­ treat house, Wareham. Informa­ tion: Rachelle and Herve Ar­ senault: 429-5530.

ST. RITA, MARION I Ten parish families were aided in the past few months through the St. Vincent de Paul monthly food collection. Non-perishabie items are brought in the first Sunday of each month by pa­ rishioners according to an al­ phabetical system ensuring that a wide variety of foods are do­ nated.' I

O. L. MT. CARMEL,

SEEKONK

College scholarship grants will be awarded to three parish­ ioners at a joint installation banquet of the Women's Guild and Holy Name Society at the parish center following 7 p.m. Mass June 8. Mr. a.nd Mrs. Jo­ seph Motta are presidents of their respective Qrganizations.

ST. MICHAEL,SWANSEA The Blessed Sacrament will b,e exposed following 11 a.m. Mass until 2 p.m. Sunday in obsery!­ ance of the feast of Corpus Christi. I Those wishing to participate in the weekend offertory pro,... cessions may contact' Father Clement Dufour or Deacon Thomas Prevost. I

ST. lLOmB de JFltANCE, SWANSEA The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed until 5 p.m. Sunday, following 11 a:m. Mass. A holy ·hour will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, in observance of Corpus Christi. 1Youth group: nominatiops and e:lectiom: Wednesday. ST. MAIRY, SEEKONK First Saturday Mass: 9 a.m. tomorrow. JFAMIL l' LlFE CENTER, N. DARTMOUTH Marria!ge Encounter weekend begins tonight. St. Francis of Assisi parish, New Bedford: Women's League communi-on supper. Tuesday. s~r, JO~IElPH,

FAIRHAVEN Exposition of Blessed Sacra­ ment: today, following 8:45 a.m. Mass until 8:45 p.m. . . Graduation: 7 p.m. Monday in churl:h, 8th grade; 7 p.m. FI'iday, ~fune 10 in schoql, kin­ dergarten. Planning meeting for 75th anniversary of school in Seo­ tember: '7 p.m. Thursday at the school. Blood bank: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 26, ohurch hall. Pre-registration following all Masses this weekend. La,sAlLE1r'][']E SHRINE, A'JrTLEBORO . Services commemorating the feast of the S9cred Hearts of Je.sus and Mary: charismatic MlIss 7:30 p.m. Friday. June 10, followed by candlE!li~ht proces­ sions and vip-ils until midnight; Salurday, June II, 8 a.m. Mass foHowedby hourly meditations and scripture sharings until clnsing Mass at 12:10 p.m. FIVE HOUR VIGIL A five-hour vigil held month­ ly in diocesan parishes will take pla.ce from 8 to 1 tonight at St. Bernard's Church, Assonet. Be­ ginning and ending with Mass, It will inc:1ude a holy hour, the rosary and a 10 p.m. coffee bre·ak. AD welcome.

'Tax resistance ST. pAUL, Minn. (NC) ~ Bishop Raymond I.;ucker of Ne';" Ulni, Minn., has thanked war tax resisters "for their witness" while stating that he does not share their position.. ln a. column in The Cll,tholic Bulletin, news­ paper' of the St. Paul-Minne­ apolis Arclhdiocese, he. said that "I helieve that the arms race is evil . . . I be1ieve that the very pos~;ession of nuclear weapons as Long a~; we are making no sustained commitment to achieve multilateral disarmament is evil." The bishop said he has resolved the problem of not supporting the "madniess of the arms race by not earning enough to be subject to lFederal taxes. In 1982 Archbishop Raymond Hunt­ ha~sen of SattIe and at least 10 Catholic . priests around the country refuse to pay a portion of their fed!eral income taxes to protest . nuclear weapons ex­ penditures.

The Perfection

"To know how to say the Our Father and to know how to put it into practice, this is the per­ fection of the Christian .Jjfe." ­ Pope John XXIII

FATHER VIRGIL C. BLUM, SJ, president of the Cath­ olic League for Religious and Civil Rights, presents the John Paul II Religious Freedom Award to President Ronald Rea­ gan "in recognition of leadership in efforts to preserve re­ ligious freedom rights and our Judeo-Christian religious and moral values." (White House Photo)

Pope to visit Canada in 1984

OTTAWA (NC) - Pope John Paul II will visit Canada for 10 days in September 1984, the Canadian Conference of Cahtolic Bshops has annouced. The dates of the visit were given as Sept. 9-19, 1984. Plans call for the 'pope to visit the capital of Ottawa, the French­ speaking province of Quebec and several cities in the Canadian West. The trip is being coordinated by the Canadian bishops' com­ mittee, which will form an' ad­ visory group including repre­ sentatives of the Canadian Reli­ gious Conference and a represen­ tative of the Canadian Council of Churches. Henri 'Legare, Archbishop president of the bishops' confer­ ence, called' the pope's visit 'a

celebration of faith." "The visit, the time of prepa­ ration and the follow-up related to it provide an extraordinary opportunity for the preaching of the Gospel," the archbishop said. Msgr. Dennis Murphy, general secretary of the bishops' confer­ ence, said he could not predict a final budget figure for the visit, but that "every effort would be made to keep cOsts at a minimum level." "The bishops are quite aware of the fact that we are in a time of economic difficulty in Canada. In these times, funds must not be diverted from the already ex­ isting pastoral programs. A sep­ arate funding base for the papal visit must be established," he said.

'Apostle of poor' honored in capital

WASHINGTON (NC) - Arch­ bishop James A. Hickey has an· nounced the opening of a year­ round shelter for, homeless men to be named McKenna House in memory of the late Jesuit Father Horace B. McKenna, known as Washington's "apos­ tle of the poor." Father M!=Kenna was on the staff of St. Aloysius parish for 18 years. He died in May 1982. In a homily at a Mass ~ay 22 marking the priest's death, Charles Hill, a permanent dea­ con who was a close friend of the priest, referrd to him as "St. Horace McKenna" to the ap­ plause of the congregation. The shelter, to be staffed -by the Capuchin Fath~rs, will oper­ ate under auspices of Associated Catholic Charities of the Wash­ ington Archdiocese After the Mass, Archbishop Hickey and members of St. Aloy­

sius Parish renamed and dedi­ cated a multiservice drop-in center for homeless people. Now named the Father McKenna Cen­ ter, the drop-in center was open­ ed last summer by the St. Vin­ cent de Paul Society, an or­ ganization with which Father McKenna worked. Father McKenna worked for decades in the service of' the poor in the nation's capital. He was a principal founder of SOME, So Others Might Eat, a community project which pro­ vides free meals, health care and counseling to the poor. He also helped start the House of Ruth, an emergency shelter for homeless, destitute and battered women. He was honored as Washingtonian of the Year in 1977 by Washingtonian maga­ zine, which called him "the closest thing we have to a saint,"


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