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t ean YOLo 36, NO. 23

.Friday, June 5, 1992


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Population control church concern at Earth Summit VATICAN CITY(CNS)- With a global environmental conference in progress, church teaching on birth control landed in the middle of a debate involving Pope John Paul II and the Anglican primate. The controversy began when the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, Archbishop George Carey of Canterbury, said in a newspaper interview that the Catholic Church should rethink its ban on contraception. The archbishop also expressed apprehension that the Catholic position would thwart discussion of population control at the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development, now being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An English Catholic churchman and a Vatican spokesman called Archbishop Carey's remarks unhelpful. The Vatican then heatedly denied it had tried to keep population control off the agenda of the Rio de Janeiro conference, commonly called the Earth Summit. When the pope and the archbishop met at the Vatican before the Rio conference, they avoided direct confrontation over the issue. According to a statement released afterward, the two leaders "encouraged all Christian people to commit themselves to responsible stewardship of God's creation." Archbishop Carey said they did

not speak specifically about contraception. However, there were signs that some ecumenical fallont had occurred. The Vatican's top ecumenical official, Cardinal Edward Cassidy, commented that when issues like this are raised in the press instead of in dialogue, tensions are created. "In the long run it becomes harder to talk about the more delicate questions because you've destroyed the climate in whic\:1 that could be done," Cardinal Cassidy said. . In his interview with the London newspaper The Daily Telegraph, Archbishop Carey said he tried but failed to fully understand the Catholic position on birth control. He said he thought Pope Paul VI's encyclical "Humanae Vitae," which condemns artificial birth control, had "actually stopped theological thinking" on the issue. Saying that the population explosion is taxing the world's resources, he related that when he recently asked why the question of population control was not' to be on the Earth Summit agenda, U.N. officials had lapsed into "uncomfortable silence," "We were faced with religious issues and, I have to say - with respect - the dominant dogma of Turn to Page II


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A BRAZILIAN child scavenging in a garbage dump epitomizes the environmental and population control issues under discussion at the Earth Summit now in progress in Rio de Janeiro, her nation's second most populous city. (eNS/ KNA photo)

Bishops face busy agenda at June meeting WASHINGTON (CNS) When the U.S. Catholic bishops meet June 18-20 at the University of Notre Dame, they will be asked to vote on a plan to raise $4.5 million to pay for the weeklong 1993 World Day of Youth in Denver, which will feature a visit by Pope John Paul II. A major agenda item and likely source of controversy is a half-day discussion - but no vote - on their planned pastoral letter on women's concerns. Nine years in the making and now in its third major draft, the proposed pastoral has generated

wide debate but has been unable to resolve critical issues about women's concerns that divide U.S. Catholics. Some bishops believe no pastoral should be issued. The bishops are also slated to: - Devote a full session to discussion of Catholic evangelization in the United States; - Vote on a new Lectionary for Mass, using the re'cently revised New Testament and Psalms translations ofthe New American Bible. - Vote on the method of taxing dioceses to help pay for National Council of Catholic Bishops/U.S. Catholic Conference activities.

- Decide on national norms for the designation of national shrines. - Vote on a resolution promoting U.S. Catholic participation in World Youth Day. Also expected to be on the agenda are reports on proselytism, national collections and plans for U.S. implementation of The Catechism of the Catholic Church, the universal catechism on which the Vatican has been working for several years and which is expected to be issued this fall. Unlike the annual fall meetings of the NCCB-OSCC, which last four days and are regularly held in

Washington, the spring meetings usually last only three days and are held at different sites around the country. The spring meetings also tend to have a significantly smaller agenda of "action" items - decisions requiring debate and a formal vote - in order to leave room for more in-depth discussion or reflection on other major concerns the bishops are facing. Of the four half-day public sessions slated for June 18 and 19, two will be devoted almost entirely to such in-depth discussions. The pending pastoral on women's

concerns is tentatively slated to take up most of one session. Under current plans, it will be the bishops' last chance as a group to discuss the ideas, direction and tone of the letter in a more general way before it is presented to them this fall for formal debate, amendment and vote. Another session is tentatively set aside for discussion of evangelization in the United States. This has increasingly emerged in recent years as a top church priority at national, diocesan and parish levels. The bishops plan to meet June Turn to Page II

A statement from Msgr.' Henry T. Munroe, Di()cesan'Administrhf()t? I am grateful to all who made the 1992 Catholic Charities Appeal the success that it is. Difficult economic tim~s are reflected in this year's final figure - a situation we pray will not have an impact on the .1993 Catholic Charities Appeal. As the year progresses, the needs of our brothers and sisters will be met as fully as is possible. I ask' G~d 's~hoice blessing$forone and all and pray that an economic upswing w~ll p!ovi1e i9bsfor ouruneinPloyed. In particular, I express 'my gratitude totherRererend Daniel L. Freitas, his

staff, the prie~t area directors o(the Appeal and its gener~i' chairman, Mr. Charles Rozak. The Appeal total reflects the h~rdwofk of so many who endeavore~ to. ove.rcome ~~on9mif c~llllepge~ tollrrlye Il~ th~ .fillal t<ttalthat was realized. . May the good Lordreward~1I for their'continulngeffolts a'ndassistante to others•. ;.}:\;:,:.


Leading Parishes $51,617.00 37.263.00 34,387.00 31,865.00 29,950.00

SI. John the Evangelist SI. Mary, Seekonk MI. Carmel, Seekonk SI. Mary, Mansfield St. Mark, Attleboro Falls

路CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS AREA St. Pius X, So. Yarmouth $84,092.00 St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis 71,149.00 Our Lady of Victory, Centerville 45,248.62 Holy Trinity, W. Harwich 40,234.38 Corpus Christi, Sandwich 39,675.00

$42,942.00 26,029.50 25,566.00 25,068.00 24,005.00

NEW BEDFORD AREA Mt. Carmel Immaculate Conception St. Mary, So. Dartmouth St. Julie Billiart, No. Dartmouth SI. Patrick, Wareham

$43,524.50 36,576.00 28,237.00 26,589.50 25,538.00

TAUNTON AREA SI. Ann, Raynham St. Mary SI. Joseph Immaculate Conception, N. Easton St. Anthony

$25,401.00 23,277.00 20,340.00 19,125.00 18,042.50

Parish Totals ATILEBORO Attleboro Holy Ghost SI. John St. Joseph St. Mark SI. Stephen SI. Theresa

Special Gifts $200 Eastern Construction Company, Inc.

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$200 .

Falmouth Cooperative Bank Neworld Bank, Falmouth


FAll RIVER $250 Our Lady of the Angels Holy Name Society


St. Anthony Couples Club, E. Falmouth

$100 Martha's Vineyard National Bank, Vineyard Haven

$50 Catholic Daughters of America, Court 851, Provincetown

T. E. Lynch, Inc.

$100 Fall River Shopping Center Associates Trends, Inc. Paul Horowitz B F I Waste Systems Robert J. Rubano, M.D.


TAUNTON $640 Coyle and Cassidy High Sc.hool

NEW BEDFORD $100 States Nitewear

Knights of Columbus, Walter Welsh Council, Provincetown

$50 New Bedford Credit Union

Parishes TAUNTON St. Joseph $365 M/M Thomas D. Santoro; $100 M/M Donald Lewis Our Lady of Lourdes $175 O.L.O.L. Feast Committee; $60 M/M Adelino Reis; $50 M/M HoraceAmorium, Mrs. Peggy Reams Sacred Heart $100 Corline Cronan; $50 M/M Joseph Martin, M/M Frederick Boehner EAST TAUNTON Holy Family $160 Frances Winterson; $50 M/M Cesario Medeiros, M/M Marshall Connolly, Denise Shea, Janet Malloch NORTH DIGHTON St. Joseph $100 George Gray; $50 M/M Paull Horton, St. Joseph Holy Name .Society NORTH EASTON Immaculate Conception $100 Mrs.

34,387.00 37.263.00

FALL RIVER AREA Fall River SI. Mary's Cathedral Blessed Sacrament Espirito Santo Holy Cross Holy Name Notre Dame

$12,817.00 51,617.00 9,794.00 29,950.00 12,519.00 20,807.00


8,860.00 18,782.00 16,453.00

CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS AREA Brewster-O. L. of the Cape $26,732.80 Buzzards Bay-SI. Margaret 14,989.00 Centerville-O. L. of Victory 45,248.62 Chatham-Holy Redeemer 31,267.00 East Falmouth-St. Anthony 31,022.00 Edgartown-St. Elizabeth 4,550.00 Falmouth-St. PatriCk . 36,133.00 Hyannis-St. Francis Xavier 71,149.00 Mashpee-Christ the King 31,317.00 Nantucket-O. L. of the Isle 17,196.00 North FalmouthSI. Elizabeth Seton 29,406.00 Oak Bluffs-Sacred Heart 7,190.00 Orleans-St. Joan of Arc 24,745.00 Osterville-Assumption 22,186.00. PocassetSI. John the Evangelist 25,335.00 Provincetown-SI. Peter the Apostle 8,281.00 Sandwich-Corpus Christi 39,675.00 South Yarmouth-St. Pius X 84,092.00 Vineyard HavenSI. Augustine 7,532.00 WellfleetOur Lady of Lourdes 6,640.00 West HarwichHoly Trinity' 40,234.38 Woods Hole-SI. Joseph 11,759.50

FALL RIVER AREA Holy Name 51. Stanislaus St. Thomas More, Somerset St. John of God, Somerset Holy Rosary


Mansfield-SI. Mary North Attleboro Sacred Heart St. Mary Norton-SI. Mary Seekonk Mt. Carmel St. Mary


Mackenzie Smith, M/M Anthony Spagone; $50 Nora H. Feeley RAYNHAM St. Ann $250 Jeffrey Cutter; $100 M/M Forest Edward Bolton; $50 M/M Stephen Black, M/M Robert Murphy, M/M John Silveira SOUTH EASTON Holy Cross $100 M/M David Krupa, M/M George Zarella, North Easton Savings Bank; $50 M/M Jerry McCarthy, M/M Hadley Leclair . FAll RIVER St. Stanislaus $350 Evelyn' Bean; $220 M/M Thomas Skibinski; $200 M/M Edward Ward; $150 Alice Kret; $140 M/M Robert Charlebois; $130 Atty. John J. Polak; $125 M/M Joseph Gromada $100 Mary Dube, M/M Daniel Faria;

$11,523.00 . 4,468.00 16,099.00 3,815.00 42,94200 13,687.00

Our Lady of the Angels Our Lady of Health Holy Rosary Immaculate Conception Sacred Heart SI. Anne SI. Anthony of Padua St. Elizabeth St. Jean Baptiste St. Joseph St. Louis SI. Michael SI. Patrick SS. Peter & Paul SI. Stanislaus SI. William Santo Christo Assonet-St. Bernard North WestportO.L. of Grace Somerset SI. John of God SI. PatriCk SI. Thomas More Swansea Our Lady of Fatima St. Dominic SI. Louis de France SI. Michael Westport-St. John the Baptist NEW BEDFORD AREA New Bedford Holy Name Assumption Immaculate Conception MI. Carmel Our Lady of Fatima Our lady of Perpetual H.elp Sacred Heart St. Anne SI. Anthony Padua SI. Casimir St. Francis of Assisi

$75 M/M Scott Mitchell; $65 M/M Edwin Reid; $60 Weglowski Family; $56 M/M Sam Williamson; $50 Susan Coroa, M/M Jose Lindo, Mary Louise Cleary, M/M William Diskin Immaculate Conception $50 Immaculate Conception Women's Guild, AFriend St. Anne $50 Beatrice Foister, Ronald & Sharon Tavares St. Elizabeth $1,000 Rev, Arthur T. DeMello; $75 St. Elizabeth Credit Union St. Michael $75 M/M Gerald Silvia; $50 M/M Joseph Neves Our Lady of the Holy Rosary $100 The Holy Rosary Merry Makers; $50 Dr/Mrs. Kenneth Morris St. William $50 M/M Harold Robinson St. Joseph $200 Mary Whittaker; $50 M/M Walter Stetkiewicz Sacred Heart $250 Sacred Heart Conference, St. Vincent de Paul Society Holy Name $450 M/M Daniel Bogan; $350 St. Vincent De Paul Holy Name Conf.; $150 M/M William F. Patten; $100 Dr/Mrs. Andre Nasser, M/M Santi .DiRuzza, David J. Robertson, C.P.A., In Memory of Msgr. Daniel F. Shalloo $75 M/M Matthew Sullivan; $50 Rudolph L. Vault, M/M Steven Sabra, DiCom Computer Consultant, Kathleen B. Friar, MlM Peter lePage, M/M Thomas Sousa SOMERSET St. Thomas More $100 M/M Robert LeComte St. John of God $100 St. John of God Holy Ghost Society; $50 M/M Emanuel Chaves St. Patrick $100 M/M Fred Storch; $75 M/M Richard Mullaney SWANSEA St. Michael $100 St. Michael Women's Club . ASSONET St. Bernard $50 M/M William J. Simmons, Sr. NEW BEDFORD St. Joseph $1,000 St. Joseph Bingo Sacred Heart $50 K of C-McMahon Council 151, K of C-Cardinal Medeiros Assembly 0411, Paul & Rollande Letourneau

19,138.00 6,886.00 24,005.00 6,052.00 15,169.00 12,443.00 9,843.00 7,800.00 7,894.00 11.183.00 8,415.00 12,211.00 14,822.00 11.100.00 26,029.50 11,877.00 19,240.00 11,185.00 13,259.00 25,068.00 14,685.00 25,566.00 23,388.00 13,959.00 14,907.00 11,930.00 15,378.00

$19,575.00 4,659.00 36,576.00 43,524.50 8,241.00 7-,461.00 6,520.50 3,734.40 6,179.94 4.945.00 5,195.00

SI. Hedwig SI. James SI. John the Baptist St. Joseph SI. Kilian SI. Lawrence St. Mary St. Theresa AcushnetSI. Francis Xavier East FreetownSI. John Neumann FairhavenSI. Joseph St. Mary Marion-St. Rita MattapoisettSI. Anthony North DartmouthSI. Julie Billiart South Dartmouth-SI. Mary Wareham':"SI. Patrick Westport-SI. George TAUNTON AREA Taunton Holy Family Holy Rosary Immaculate Conception Our Lady of Lourdes Sacred Heart SI. Anthony SI. Jacques SI. Joseph St. Mary SI. Paul Dighton-SI. Peter North DightonSt. Joseph North EastonImmaculate Conception Raynham-St. Ann South Easton-Holy Cross

Oui' Lady of Assumption $50 M/M Albert Houtman, M/M David Houtman, M/M Albert Silva, M/M Manuel Soares Holy Name $50 M/M Thomas Conlon, Mi'M Stanley Gat George Siler St: Nfary $100 St. Martha's Altar Guild of St. Mary's Parish St. Lawrence $60 M/M Steven Beauregard; $50 Genevieve F. Baillargeon, Mary Ann Farrell, M/M Paul Humason, M/M Frank Mahon, FrancesA. Mcintyre, Patricia M. Walsh $135 M/M David R. Nelson St. Francis of Assisi $100 St. Francis of Assisi Men's League, St. Vincent de Paul Conference St. Anthony $65 St. Anthony Youth Group Immaculate Conception $263 1992 I.C. Confirmation Class; $200 M/M Antonio M. Pacheco; $130 In Memory of Maria C. Freitas; $50 Immaculate Conception Youth Fellowship St. James $50 Mrs. Roland Bellavance SOUTH DARTMOUTH St. Mary $100 M/M Arthur Boudreau; $50 In Memory of Veronica O'Neill, Shirley Perry NORTH DARTMOUTH St. Julie Billiart $125 M/M George Silvia; $50 M/M Marin E. Kawa, M/M John Minahan, M/M Mark Vitone FAIRHAVEN . St. Mary $50 M/M John Marcelino III St. Joseph $50 Mrs. Roberta Braley EAST FREETOWN St. John Neumann $100 M/M Victor Barrows; M/M George Sousa WAREHAM St. PatriCk $600 M/M John C. Raymond; $100 M/M Richard Lutter MATTAPOISETT St. Anthony $200 M/M Robert Trahan; $100 M/M Milton King, M/M Joseph Perry, Jr.; $50 M/M Jack Hilley, M/M Bernard Talty ATTlEBORO Holy Ghost $50 Charles Fox, Michael Riordan St. Theresa $100 State Line Scrap Co.

2,864.00 11,802.00 17,675.00 11,724.00 -2,755.00 18,027.00 25.206.00 9,584.00 12,310.00 22,148.00 14,567.00 9,850.00 7,788.00 16,666.00 26,589.50 28,237.00 25,538.00 11,622.00

$16,248.00 6,112.00 12,144.00 17,080.00 13,370.00 18,042.50 9,206.00 20,340.00 23,277.00 11,548.00 7,061.00 12,930.00 19,125.00 25,401.00 15,529.00

NORTH ATTLEBORO St. Mary $51 James Gray; $50 M/M Thomas McCarthy, Elizabeth Roessler ATTLEBORO FALLS St. Mark $450 M/M Paul Danesi; $300 M/M Albert Dumas; $150 M/M Timothy Whalen; $125 M/M James livingstone; $100 M/M Jeffrey Reinsant, M/M Joseph Fredette, M/M Anthony Cipriano, M/M Edward McCrory, M/M Norman Rogers; $75 M/M Raymond LaRocque; $50 M/M John Clinton, M/M Francis Nardi MANSFiElD St. Mary $200 M/M Daniel Sullivan; $150 Karen Petty; $100 M/M Brian Healy; $50 M/M Barry Breen, M/M Stephen Davenport, M/M Richard Davis" M/M Lee Duclos, M/M Albert Fasulo, M/M Michael Oser, Douglas Titus SEEKONK Our Lady of Mt. Carmel $100 M/M Stephen Dunn, Mrs. Joseph Motta, Sr., M/M John Ghiorse, Elizabeth Gaebe; $60 M/M Robert R. Tobiasz; $50 M/M Michael O'Connell, M/M John J. Tretton, Raymond Murry, M/M Leo Morin, M/M Richard V. Parisi, M/M Richard Laporte, Jose O. Doro CAPE COO MASHPEE Christ the King $250 M/MArthur Desrosiers; $100 M/M Peter Hannon, M/M Edwin Karp, Mary Mone, M/M Herbert Carroll; $75 MlM William Kendrick, Jr.; $60 M/M Millard Cramp; $50 Dorothy & Shirley O'Brien, Doris Donaghey, M/M Carmine Marchillo, M/M Robert Bevilacqua $125 M/M Robert M. Tischler; $60 Barbara Liscomb; $50 Alice Forest BREWSTER Our Lady of the Cape $125 M/M Dennis Walsh EAST FALMOUTH St. Anthony $100 M/M Don Borowski, Eva Washburn; $50 Albert Downey, M/M John Merrill, M/M Louis McMenamy WOODS HOLE St. Joseph $100 M/M Tim Loran; $50 Harry E. Handy, Gene McAuliffe

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Pro-Life Petition Drive This weekend, parish pro-life representatives will be coordinating a petition drive opposing the federal Freedom of Choice Act. If enacted, this law would forbid any restrictions against abortion on demand nationwide. The petition reads:'

GOLDEN JUBILARIAN Father Pierre E. Lachance, OP, standing fourth from left, is surrounded by his seven brothers and three sisters. Another brother drowned during World War II. Father Lachance will mark his 50th anniversary of ordination at noon Mass June 28 at 51. Anne's Church, Fall River.

Fall River Dominican to mark golden jubilee If only relatives attend his golden jubilee festivities, it'll still be a crowd. As well as byJriends, Dominican Father Pierre E. Lachance, director of St. Anne's Shrine, Fall' River, will be surrounded by seven brothers and three sisters, their spouses and many, many nieces and nephews during his celebration at noon Mass June 28 at St. Anne's Church and at the following reception. The son of Emile and Helena Lachance grew up almost in the shadow of St. Anne's Church and graduated fro~ the parish'school in 1929. After studies at College de Montreal in Montreal, he entered the Dominican novitiate at St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, and continued preparation for the priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Ottawa, Ontario. Father Lachance was ordained in Fall River by the late Bishop James E. Cassidy June 27, 1942, and subsequently served for nearly 12 years as a professor at the Ottawa seminary of his community. He followed that with missionary work in Saskatchewan, western Canada, for three and a half years, then returned to St. Anne's parish in 1959. He has served there since that time, for nearly 33 years as shrine director. His other assignments were as parochial vicar and director of St. Anne's School. An active ecumenist and since 1974 involved in the charismatic renewal, he was also for II years a member of an interfaith clergy association. Since 1978 he has conducted Sunday afternoon healing services at St. Anne Shrine; and since 1975 has directed parish retreat programs for youths and adults. For nearly five years, he has been prior of the Dominican community at St. Anne priory. Father "Lachance has a keen interest in the history of his native parish, developing parish archives and tracing the lives of the 45 priests St. Anne has given the church, II of them Dominicans. Additionally, three parishioners have become permanent deacons. Over the years, the jubilarian has contributed many articles to the Anchor, most recently a series on evangelization that appeared this spring. He also prepared a centennial history of the work of the Dominican priests and broth-

ers in St. Anne's parish which appeared in a special Anchor section honoring the centenary that was published Nov. 20, 1987.

OBITUARY Gordon L. Baker Father William F. Baker was principal celebrant Wednesday at the Mass of Christian Burial for his father, Gordon L. Baker, 70, who died May 31 after· a brief ' illness. Very Rev. James F. Lyons, dean of the New Bedford deanery, presided, representing Msgr. Henry T. Munroe, diocesan administrator, who was scheduled as principal celebrant at a first anniversary Mass for the late Bishop James J. Gerrard. Many priests of the diocese were concelebrants at Baker's Mass, offered at St. Mary's Church, New Bedford. Baker, the husband of Anna C. (Yates) Baker, was a Dorchester native and had lived in New Bedford since 1945. A World War II Navy veteran, he retired in 1991 as hardware manager at Fairhaven Hardware. He was very active in parish and diocesan organizations. At St. Mary's parish, he was a past president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a former religious education teacher and a lector and eucharistic minister. He was a member of McMahon Council Knights of Columbus and involved in the Cursillo and Emmaus retreat programs. He was current chairperson of North End regional ultreya meetings for persons who had made the Cursillo retreat and was current codirector of Birthright of New Bedford. Baker is survived by two sons, five daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two brothers in addition to his widow. They are Father Baker, parochial vicar at St. Mary's parish, Seekonk; and Stephen Baker. His daughters are Virginia Dawson, Susan Whitehead, Peggy DePasquale, Rosemary Smith and Teresa Baker. There are 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The brothers are Wesley T. and Allen F. Baker.

We, the undersigned, oppose the federal Freedom of Choice Act. If this law is enacted in Congress every state will be forced to permit abortion on demand. Even modest restrictions like parental notification or informed consent would not be allowed. Nor could any state restrict abortion after the baby is viable. We urge

you to vote against the Freedom of Choice Act. Volunteers will collect signatures of persons ages 18 and over after Masses at many diocesan churches and the petitions will be mailed to the congressmen representing the signers. "This deadly and facile piece of legislation is more properly referred to as the 'Mandatory Abortion on Demand Act' or simply the MAD Act,'" said Father Stephen Fernandes, head ofthe Diocesan Pro-Life Apostolate. The act states that "A state may not restrict the right of a woman to choose to terminate a pregnancy (1) before fetal viability or (2) at any time if such termination is necessary to protect the life or health of the woman."

Etruscan exhibit touring U.8. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CNS) Etruscan artifacts, most never before seen outside the Vatican, are on display in Memphis and will travel to Dallas, Morristown, N.J., and Provo, Utah, over the, next two years. The exhibition of 178 artifacts dating from 750 B.C. to 250 B.C. includes 144 pieces never previously shown outside the Vatican's Gregorian Etruscan Museum. Only five of the objects have ever been exhibited in the United States. The Etruscan civilization, located in what is now called Tuscany in central Italy, was absorbed into the Roman empire around 200 B.C. Much of what is known about the Etruscans comes from their "cities 'of the' dead,c' 'in'which' iJseful daily necessities and mementos were buried with the corpses. The Etruscans are credited with inventing the Roman numeral system and the toga, and contributing to development of the Roman alphabet, architecture, art and religion.

First anniversary A first anniversary Mass was offered Wednesday at St. Mary's Cathedral for the late Bishop James J. Gerrard. Msgr. Henry T. Munroe, diocesan administrator, was principal celebrant and many diocesan priests were concelebrants. Following the Mass, participants visited the bishop's tomb in the cathedral crypt.

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Papers returned LVIV, Ukraine (CNS) - The Ukrainian national security office has returned to the Ukrainian Catholic Church three papal documents confiscated in 1945 by the forerunner of the Soviet KGB security agency. The original documents bearing the seal of Pope Pius XII and dated Nov. 25,1939, announced the appointment ofthen-Father Josyf Slipyj as coadjutor archbishop of Lviv. Cardinal Myroslav Lubachivsky, who succeeded Cardinal Slipyj as head of the Easternrite Ukrainian Catholic Church in 1984, said May 21 the return ofthe documents is part of the healing of the church and its people after more than 45 years of oppression.


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THE ANCHOR- Diocese of Fall River -

Fri., June 5, 199~

the moorir&.-, Making a Diffe.. enc~ At first he was a mere media curiosity. Then his name popped up in obscure political circles. Now he is the hottest item in this year's rather regrettable race for the White House. In fact, there are many who feel that he will be a pivotal campaign figure. His name is Ross Perot. The very low voting turnout for the primaries is a clear indication that Americans have little confidence in those seeking party nominations. For Bush and Clinton this should be a self-evident sign of voter dissatisfaction. To date, few voters are impressed by either man. They have proved this by their refusal to take part in the primary process, leaving the task to party "pros." Into this apathetic scene steps Ross Perot. A political dilettante but a shrewd businessman, he judged the campaign climate accurately. The vast majority of voters just do not want to get involved in the Bush vs. Clinton conventionjuggling act. Even if Perot does not win the election, his mere decision to enter the race has changed the political landscape. First and foremost, he need not go through the convention process. Most candidates have to spend millions of dollars even to reach the convention site. Then they must adapt'to a party platform imposed on them by the loyal regulars or engage in an embarrassing floor battle which often inflicts wounds that never heal. Perot need do none of this. All he has to do is to get on the ballot. Thus, while the Republicans and Democrats spend their millions on an uncertain fate, Perot uses his millions for Perot. He simply cannot lose this round. He also has the advantage of hoeing his own row. He can do his own thing and he is doingjust that. His petition drive to get on state ballots has yet to meet with a路 major obstacle. The groundswell of support for him is evidence that Americans want to be part of the process and that they will. be active in a :~mpaig~,\vhe~路.the-y',路 & c~Q<tidat~')vJiois :not "tied toa Tammany Hall mentality. ' .. ",' . ., ... Perot's uncanny use of the media is impressive and it is really good to see someone beating them at their own game. His campaign by satellite is in itself a master stroke. This candidate need not wear himself out by barnstorming every outback to reach voters. His use of an 800 number lets interested parties call his headquarters from the comfort of their own home. His electors' town hall concept would allow TV watchers to vote on serious issues while eating chips and drinking sodas. And in many ways Perot has only begun to break through the old to introduce the new. Imagine, for example, what can be done with a personal computer hookup and with his money that is more than possible. . Many say Perot is a mere fly-by-night politician. But the same was said of Harry Truman whom he resembles in style and method. Dewey followers will never forget what happened to them, and even at this point we can 'be sure that Bush and Clinton will not forget the name of Perot. In short, we are in for ,a more than interesting sum路mer. Many think that the Barcelona Olympics will capture the headlines; but others feel that our political circus will steal the show. All this is due to one man who really believes he can make a difference. We can be proud that it is happening in America.

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By Father Kevin J. Harrington

May and June are months in which Americans honor their parents with Mother's Day and Father's Day. For at least one Sunday, mothers and fathers can bask in the warm glow of their children's affection. The popularity of these celebrations can be measured by the sale of some 150 million Mother's Day cards and 101 million Father's Day cards. Indeed, such celebrations can be uncommercialized moments of gratitude and can also counter some of the bad press that parenting has received lately. It is true that many of the ills that afflict us as a nation can be blamed on bad parenting but we must also remember the positive impact of good parenting on society at large. There are no perfect parents. The trend of labeling families as dysfunctional gros,sly distorts a The Editor complicated situation without doing much to improve it. All parents are fallible but few are criminals. It is a sin against justice to blame all our social problems on a few bad parents. For every "deadbeat dad" or "welfare mom" there are dozens of parents struggling bravely to do their difficult job .QFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF TH_E DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER honorably and loving!)'. Published weekly by The Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River .The liOs may not be families' finest hour, but we ought to affirm 887 Highland Avenue P.O. BOX 7 Fall River, MA 02720 Fall River, MA 02722-0007 ,those parents who undertake their responsibilities under far more Telephone 508-675-7151 difficult circumstances than their FAX (508) 675-7048 own parents experienced. Send address changes to P.O. Box 7 or call telephone number above ; In fact, our young people might consider that the Peace Corps slogan, "The toughest job you'll ever EDITOR GENERAL MANAGER love," applies equally well to Rev. John F. Moore Rosemary Dussault ~~ Leary Press-Fall Rlve~ parenthood. It should also be noted that




much that is said about parenting also applies to education. Although schools are often criticized forJailing to educate youngsters so that they can compete in the global market, it is unfair to envision a school's goal as fitting students for competition and for adding to the gross national product. Prosperity will not bring our children peace but being creative as well as productive will. Life in the next century will no doubt offer our children new and different problems, but I am convinced that the greatest challenges will remain those with which mankind has struggled for centuries. When children are asked what gift they would like to give the world, they usually reply peace. But if peace is to be more than an absence of anger and conflict from without and fear and anxiety from

prayer~BOX Prayer for Selection of a Bishop Lord God, you are our eterna/.rohepherd and guide. In your mercy grant your Church in the dioce...e of Fall River a ...hepherd who will walk in your way.\' and whose watchful care will bring u." your ble,uing. Amen.

within, the next generation must envision a world where people learn to cooperate and not compete. The problems plaguing contemporary society which seem the most pernicious and difficult to solve are rooted in a lack of attention to the tending of our souls. Parents and teachers are responsible for more than just imparting usefull skills. They must care for children's souls, must help them discover their special gifts and hidden talents and learn to believe in themselves. And we adults must not lose our own faith in ourselves. We should believe in our ability to bring about meaningful change and we should be committed to working for a better neighborhood, nation and world. Above all, however, the best gift we can offer our children is our faith in God. We truly empower them when we share with them the importance of our faith and show by our actions that we can experience peace and joy amidst difficulty because our hopes are anchored in a ever-faithful God. Parents have countless opportunities to witness to their faith in God when they open themselves to their children. They can encourage them to praise God in the good times and turn to him in their need. They can model for their children the kind of love and forgiveness that Jesus taught us his Father has for all his children. Parents who give their children an attentive and caring ear enable them to affirm their unique qualities and build the self-esteem and maturity they need to face the future.

Th'e' Spirit's role Acts 2:1-11 I Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13 John 20:19-23 ~embers of a structured, institutIOnal church will find it difficult to identify with the three first century Christian communities for whom today's readings were composed. We Catholics pride ourselves on being "traditional." But not even we are that traditional. , There is a temptation to believe things have always been the way , they are now. Many think that our hierarchical authority system was i? plac~ fro,? the church's inceptIOn. Llstenmg to the Christian Scriptures. we presuppose a deployment of popes, bishops and priests constantly operating in the background. Nothing could be further from reality. Jesus' first followers faced an in~eresting problem. Believing him ahve because of his resurrection, they had to make him present to a people who had not personally known him. They encountered cultures, conditions and issues whic'h the historical Jesus had never conf~onted. Ho~ were they to convey hiS presence m these new circumstances? We "modern" Christians have ~ot faced this problem for a long time. Somewhere along the line we stopped trying to convey Jesus' presence and began to establish the church's presence. Instead of giving people an experience of !esus, we offered them an experIence of the church. And until the reforms of Vatican II, there was little concern for different cultures, conditions and issues. 'All these were supposed to adapt to the church, not vice versa. Authority structures became very important. Early Christians had no such a~enda. Their task was simple, but difficult. They knew Jesus was always present, but they constantly had to adapt and change their message to make his presence as evident to others as to themselves. T~ey could only pass on his spirit with the help of the Holy Spirit. This explains both why the Holy Spirit was so important to firstcentury followers of Jesus and also ~hy they chose such "strange" Images to describe his roles in their ministry. Paul, our earliest Christian

Daily Readings June 8: 1 Kgs 17:1-6; Ps 121:1-8; Mt 5:1-12 June 9: 1 Kgs 17:7-16; Ps 4:2-5,7-8; Mt 5:13:'16 June 10: 1 Kgs 18:20-39; Ps 16:1-2,4-5,8,11; Mt 5: 17-19 June 11: Acts 11:21-26; 13:1-3; Ps 98:1-6; Mt 10:7-13 June 12: 1 Kgs 19:9,11-16; Ps 27:7-9,13-14; Mt 5:27-32 June 13: 1 Kgs 19:19-21; Ps 16:1-2,5,7-10; Mt 5:33-37 June 14: Pry 8:22-31; Ps 8:4-9; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15

which claimed the regulation un- The Anchor fairly prohibited nurse practitionFriday, June 5, 1992 7rs at the c.linics from performing tors at considerable increased cost .. Jobs for which they are well trained. the suit said. ' The original suit, filed April 16, WASHINGTON (CNS) - A Judith DeSarno, a spokeswosaid doctors typically do not do federal judge May 28 set aside a pregnancy counseling and refer- man ~or the National Family Bush administration directive that Plannmgand Reproductive Health rals at family planning clinics allowed only doctors at family covered under Title X. Under the Association. told AP the goal of planning clinics to discuss aborregulation as interpreted since the the lawsuit is to abolish the admintion with patients. The decision has the effect of 'November announcement, clinics istration regulation they call a "gag would be "forced to engage doc- rule." suspending a regulation meant to discourage federally funded family planning clinics from referring By FJ\THER ROGER clients for abortion. The regulation was amended recently to allow , KARBAN doctors only at the affected clinics author, stresses the Spirit's func- the right to hold such discussions. After years of debate, a Supreme tion of keeping us one, yet varied. DAY CAMP FOR BOYS AND GIRLS Court ruling and threatened legis"The body is one and has many members," he writes, "but all the lative action, President Bush in A weu.quallfted staff will supervise the following ac:tIvitles: members, many though they are, November announced he would .American Red Cross Swim- • Basketball .Archery are one body; and so it is with amend regulations governing Title ming & Boating Program •Softball & Baseball .Am & Craib • KUter Skiing •Soccer & Freid Hockey •Outdoor liuing skillJ Christ. It was in ,one Spirit that all X family planning funds and allow .Sunfish Sailing . • Track & Field Events of us, whether Jew or Greek, slave physicians operating under the or free, were baptized into one program to discuss abortion as an body." Jesus can only truly be option with patients. The order Four Camping Sessions: For Infonnation and Application experienced in the midst of simul- prohibited any other clinic perJune 29 - July 10 utite or Call: sonnel from counseling about taneOl~s unity and diversity. And July 13 - July 24 CA-rnFDRAl. CAMPS abortion. only the Spirit can bring that about. July 27 - August 7 P.O. Box 428 A Supreme Court ruling in Rust August 10 - August 21 Luke's description of the Pente- ' East Freetown. MA 02717 vs. Sullivan six months earlier had' Reasonable rates include cost event in terms of noise, wind Tel: 763-8874 insurance and sliperuised upheld the administration's right and fire must be understood against bus lransporlaJion to limit use of government funds ~he same background. In proclaimMasietCord and VISQ acupted. with its ban on all referrals for mg the Lord's resurrection, his abortion Title X recipients., ' first disci pies were often confronted But in an unusually quickly with the violence of frequent processed case, U.S. District Judge change. Giving themselves over to Charles R. Richey ruled the Bush the Spirit, they found their tradir" administration violated procedure '. .... . tional security constantly in jeoby arbitrarily changing the Title X pardy. The Spirit disturbed them regulations without first allowing as much as uncontrollable noise public comment. He ordered the wind and fire. ' administration to go through the Yet the Spirit also helps them process of advertising and acceptcarry their message to totally difing public comment. ferent groups of people. "Are not Michael Astrue, general counsel all of these who are speaking Galifor the Department of Health and leans?" the Pentecost crowd asks. Human Services, told the Asso"How is it that each of us hears ciated Press a Colorado judge ruled them in his native tongue?" We in a similar case that the admini- ' Christians must always find our OPEN HOUSE: JUNE 14, 1:00 ~'4:00 P.M. '. stration followed correct procedure security much more in Jesus' and the regulation could stand. presence among us than in any Astrue said an appeal of Richey's religious structure. Have we fo~­ , ruling was likely. gotten in what real "spiritual The suit was brought by the security" consists? National Family Planning and John's community sees the Spirit Reproductive Health Association, from another perspective. Wounded. by dissension, it needs Jesus MARILYN A. ENROSS, present in a healing way. The JNVESTMENTCO~/PANY.INC. kindergarten teacher at St. Lo.rd's "Peace be with you" is @ Mary-Sacred Heart School, qUickly expanded. "Receive the Holy Spirit,"·he proclaims. 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Q. Some months ago you published a column about "When the Mass Was in Latin." With all your jargon you did not mention the real reason why the Mass was in Latin.

Why Latin became the language of the church Noone who presents himself as an authority on the Catholic faith with a question and answer column could possibly be unaware of the fact that the "dead," and therefore unchanging, Latin language was deliberately adopted so that the church's dogma would be uniformly interpreted around the world, so that the words of Christ would remain free from the vagaries of local semantic influence and trendy philosophical interpretation. You know this. It demands further response. (Illinois) A. I don't know where you received your information, but it is grossly inaccurate.

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The statutes of parenting never run out, it seems. Just when we think we've launched relatively decent kids, they surprise us by behaving in ways we never considered. There's a line in a Robert Cormier short story in which a father ruefully observes, "You bring up your children to be self-reliant and independent and they doublecross you and become self-reliant and independent." The unfairness of holding parents of grown children responsible for their behavior has been with us for a long time. The situation is the grist of many supermarket tabloid headlines. Public figures are especially vulnerable.

"Judge's Son Disbarred" read the headline. The story revealed that the 36-year-old son of a respected Denver judge was disbarred for taking a half-a-million dollars in clients' money for his own use. A month earlier, the son of a well-known NFL referee was arrested as a bank robber. In both cases, the father's fame rather than the son's crime grabbed the headlines. Both these sons were grown men, responsible for their own behavior, yet the fathers, because

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As the church, particularly in Europe, became more involved and even identified with Roman, and therefore Latin, culture, Christian authorities gradually realized that to continue Greek as the "official" language of the church would be to lose effective touch with people for 'whom Greek was more and more a foreign language. In the West, as distinct from the Eastern or Oriental churches, almost anyone who could read and

. write at all knew Latin. It was the language of commerce and most social intercourse. This is why, in the third century, and per~aps most significantly, under the influence of Pope Damasus, Latin gradually became the language most commonly used by the church, even in the liturgy. With the dissolution of the Roman Empire in the fifth century and after, local cultures and languages in Europe began to predominate until eventually Latin itself became a dead language. H ow and why it continued to be the official language of the church

in most of the Western world until our own century is another story. It is well worth remembering, however, that Latin became the "Catholic" language not because it was dead, but because it was one people could understand. A free brochure on confession without serious sin and other questions about the sacrament of penance is available by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to Father John Dietzen, Holy Trinity Parish, 704 N. Main St., Bloomington, Ill. 61701. Questions for this column should be sent to the same address.

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In the very early centuries of the church, the typical language for liturgical and certain other Christian usage and activities was Greek.

Our former governor's young son shot his BB gun out of the window of the governor's man-

sion at some trees and hit the home across the street instead. Headlines heralded this misdemeanor and news stories pointedly wondered if the governor was an adequate father. I sighed when I read it. Has there ever been a parent of sons with BB guns who hasn't experienced a similar situation? We don't have to be famous to be vulnerable to this laying on of guilt by society. With a mother who is a parent educator and a father who is a school administrator, my children often heard, "You, of all...." from teachers and others. Fortunately, they didn't react by acting out, as preacher-teacher kids often do, but the possibility was always there, The only time I really demanded abnormally good behavior was when I was teaching in a college one summer. Since I was the only one teaching on family and also

the only one with children on campus, I told them that they were enjoying fishing, free cafeteria passes, and absence of mother presence in exchange for decent public behavior. They bought it by promising, "Okay. we'll fight inside rather than outside." Public behavior has always been the barometer of judging parents because we don't witness private behavior. The parent who can ignore a tantrum in the kitchen is humiliated by it in the supermarket. Columnist Mark Patin kin writes, "When you're single, there's nothing worse than being in a public place while someone else's kid is throwing a tantrum. When you're married. there's nothing better. Lets you know you're not the only one." And that's the point we have to remember. We have to let go and let God when our children become

adults. As the Metropolitan Life ad says, "A child is someone who passes through your life and disappears as an adult." We cannot allow ourselves to be bowed down with guilt because our children grow up and become their own persons. My favorite reaction comes from a New Mexico sheriff whose 17year-old son was arrested for stealing a car, eluding police and concealing a gun. "I've got four sons," said the respected sheriff. "Three of them are in law enforcement, and Tim's going to make sure we stay busy in our chosen profession." Humor like his can keep our lives and our parenting responsibilities in perspective. We aren't eternally responsible for the actions and outcomes of our children. A good prayer to breathe is, "God, I did the best I could with what you sent me. The rest is up to you."

Be wary of joint custody agreements custody is unnecessary. You will work out whatever is best for your children whatever the original custody agreement states.


If, however, you are not getting along, then joint custody will make your arguments and disagreements KENNY that much more serious and unsettling for proper child rearing. Dear Dr. Kenny: My husband You have joint custody now, and I are getting a divorce after 10 years of marriage and two child- while you are s\ill married. That's what marriage is. a total sharing of ren. He has agreed that I should property and responsibilities. You have the children in my care throughout the week and every are divorcing because you no longer other weekend but, through his choose or are able to share in an lawyer, is insi:>ting on "joint cus- effective way. In a divorce, the parties divorce tody." This makes me uneasy. Is as husband and wife but not as joint custody a good idea? father and mother. You both conIndiana Rarely. If you are getting along' tinue to be responsible for your children, but no longer in the same well enough at this time and conway. tinue to do so after the divorce, Joint custody continues the then the legal condition of joint

marital arrangement in the area of child rearing. Better to accept that the marital style has ruptured and fashion an agreement that anticipates and avoids dispute. Child rearing is difficult. Where parents 路have chosen to separate because of their disagreements, it is wise to expect there will continue to be patterns of disharmony that make cooperation difficult. Put rather simply, if you cannot get along but still must work together in some way, things will go better if someone assumes primary charge. Otherwise, feelings regularly get in the way and interfere with the simplest tasks. Perhapsjoint custody isan acceptable option for persons who hide from their feelings or who don't have any. But for most who suffer through a divorce, anger and

"paybacks" are a dangerous presence. To think we can rationalize those away and always act correctly is to fly in the face of human nature. Joint custody is idealistic and. may work for some parents, but usually an arrangement where one parent is awarded custody and the rights of the other parent are carefully spelled out in visitation works better. .Sometimes, joint custody is a lazy way out, a way to avoid the anticipation of post-divorce disagreements. To believe they will not occur is naive. Remember, there are two basic legal terms in post-divorce child rearing: custody and visitation. The custodial parent has primary control. the rights of the noncustodial parent are spelled out in the visitation agreement.

Be careful to spell these rights out in detail. For example: "Visitation .will be every other weekend from Friday at 6 p.m. through Sunday at 6 p.m." Be equally specific with holidays, vacation, other times during the month, access to school and medical records, etc. If you are getting along after the divorce, you may alter the agreement any way that you wish. If you are not getting along, however, the specifics become critical in avoiding constant disagreement. Children need both parents even after a divorce. The reasons that led to the divorce,.however, should indicate to the parents that joint custody is a rare or unlikely option. Reader questions on family living and child care to be answered in print are invited by The Kennys; 219 West Harrison St.; Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

Mysterious communications from beyond By ANTOINErTE BOSCO

A young man I know told me a ghost story. It involves a curious experience with a heavy old Webster's dictionary. He and his wife had rented a 150-year-old house. "At one point," the young man told me, "there was a question as to whether or not we'd be allowed to stay there. "We went to bed one night and decided to ask the spirits for help , iJ1.. l~t.ti~~ us stay.~pring. was

approaching and we'd talked about the garden we wanted to have. Outside our bedroom door on an old table was the dictionary. "In the morning there were five slips ofpaper sticking out from the edge of the dic.tionary. They were precisely aligned, as if someone had opened the book and carefully arranged each slip before closing it." As the young man and his wife were to discover later, the handwriting on the slips belonged to the woman, now dead, who had owned the house many years' ago. There was a pencil sketch of a garden on one piece of paper and notes on the others. "We took it as an omen to go ahead and plant the garden, and we did just that," the young man

told me. The gar.den. flourished, and the man and hIS Wife were ab.le to stay at the old house. "We stIll believe it's ?ecause we're wanted here," he said. The story. fascinates me. And I'm sure I'm not alone when it comes to being hooked on otherworldly tales. I recall a front-page story in the Wall Street Journal that told how reports of haunted hou~es were messing up the sales and rentals of old houses. Yet, in that story, 73-year-old folklorist Katherine Windham said that spirits often "are prized additions" to the families. Windham interviewed scores of owners of supposedly haunted houses. She said only two regarded the alleged spirits in their homes as' "evil." l.,


This brings me back to my friend and his benevolent ghost, who, if one accepts the story, was saying "welcome" via notes in the old dictionary. As Catholics, what do we say about the .phenomenon of spirits? We have no difficulty accepting the reality of evil spirits. We know that the church has authorized exorcisms to rid persons possessed by some evil power. But we're not too sure about the good spirits.

I spoke to a priest and asked him what he thought of my friend's story. I loved his answer. With a smile and a shrug he said, "There's more to the communion of saints than we ordinarily realize." With that, my tale ends. I am left to happily contemplate what it might mean to suggest that the distance between us and those who went before us is really an artificial barrier called time.

ERIE, Pa. (CNS) - Young people enthused about their faith preach the church's best sermons, Bishop Donald W. Trautman of Erie told over 200 youths at an ecumenical rally. "You are like a city on a hill glowing for all to see,"

he told Catholic, Episcopal and Lutheran youths at the rally at Erie's Gannon University. Heencouraged the young people to under: stand that they are brothers and sisters in faith and to bring Christ into their lives.

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'How about positive articles? The following letter was sent to the editor of the New Bedford Standard-Times by Father Martin Buote, pastor of St. Anne's parish in that city. Editor Dear Sir; I have followed the articles, editorials and reader response rega~d­ ing Father Porter with some interest and have noticed that with the many thousands of words from The Standard-Times there has been a less than enthusiastic reaction from the public. How could this be? Is it possible that the general public has lost interest in the confrontational style ofthis reporting, or is it rather a universal conspiracy of silence among some one hundred thousand people orchestrated by a Machiavellian cleric issuing communiques sub rosa from an undisclosed monastic cell? May I suggest that The Standard-Times give us some positive articles? Perhaps some serious series on topics such as the psychological profile of the pedophile; the recommended treatment of pedophiles thirty years ago and now; the treatment for pedophilic victims according to conventional wisdom some thirty years ago and now; the psychological profile of the victims of molestation from the time of injury into adulthood; the standards of priestly formation prior to the Second Vatican Council and now; etc. If there is no one on The Standard-Times staff qualified to research and write such articles, then hire some professional in the field who can.

As The Standard-Times clearly knows, from the moment Archbishop Cronin accepted his appointment to the See of Hartford, the Diocese of Fall River has been without a bishop, being governed simply by a caretaker administrator; Archbishop-designate Cronin until he took possession of Hartford, then the diocesan consultors (for several days only), and now Msgr. Munroe, Bylaw, the administrator of a vacant see is restricted in what he can do. In particular, an ..administrator can do nothing which would impose an obligation on the diocese or on the new bishop, or which could possibly infringe in any way on his rights. Knowing this full well, it is difficult to understand how The StandardTimes can continue to insist that the Diocese of Fall River do what cannot be done before the new bishop takes possession! R'ev. Martin Buote

Bible inappropriate? WASHINGTON (CNS) - Prosecutors may be banned from referring to the Bible when trying to have jurors impose a death sentence, the Supreme Court has ruled. Without comment, the Supreme Court has let stand a Pennsylvania order granting a new sentencing trial for a convicted murderer on the grounds that the prosecutor improperly cited a biblical reference to execution. Karl Cha.mbers was sentenced to death after a trial that concluded with the prosecutor's final statement to the jury: "Karl Chambers has taken a life. As the Bible says, 'And the murderer shall be put to death.' Thank you."

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involved with the campus Catholic Student Fellowship. "I became inspired by [campus minister) Father Bob Menard, OFM, and he encouraged me to run fo~ president of the CSF in my ~cond year," said Murphy. . In that position hehelped initiate a volunteer peer minister program which he h~aded in his senior year. He then intended to remain in Georgia and pursue a career in youth ministry. His plans changed, however, when he was called home to Fairhaven due to the death of his father. And when he discovered that St. Mary's Church, just down the street from his home, had no youth ministry, he decided not to go back to Georgia. "I approached the parish here about starting a youth ministry, and the pastor, Father Jim Nickel, SS. Ce., was very welcoming," said Murphy. It took about a year to get the' youth group off the ground, during which time Murphy attended the youth ministry training program offered by the Diocesan Office for Catholic Youth Ministry. He also interviewed three prominent local youth ministers: Edna Donoghue, then associate director of youth ministry for the diocese, a priest who ran a New Bedford youth group, and a 'Fairhaven Congregational minister. He sought adult leaders in St. Mary's parish who had a good rapport with youth and "gifts and talents that could be used positively for the youth of the parish." He brought a group together to formulate a constitution and guidelines for the new youth group. The ministry, open to students in 10th to 12th grade, was to have three components: spiritual, service and social.

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The first event sponsored by the 'youth ministry was a summer 1990 cookout reunion of recently-confirmed high school juniors. Senior students were also invited. "From there we established a core group of 15 youth" willing to make a commitment to the youth group, said Murphy. That November a youth council was established with one appointed member and four elected officers. Activities were planned through the spring, with elections to be held in June thereafter and planning to be concentrated in an annual "summer retreat planning blitz." The blitz, attended by council members, adult advisors and the pastor and director,' serves not only to plan the calendar but also to build community, said Murphy. Each of the five adult advisors mentors a youth council member. Retreat participants offer suggestions for possible activities during the year. "We like to have at least one activity a month-holiday observances, fund raisers, a summer trip," said Murphy. "Even when school closes down for the summer, the youth ministry doesn't." Among their events have been ski trips, prayer services and Living Stations of the Cross. and a mission trip to the Bahamas. Members have found that the spiritual, service and social categories overlap, said Murphy. "During a social you find that the spiritual filters in - the opening and closing prayers remind us that we are a church youth group. All three goals are intertwined. Even at a car wash the spiritual can happen!" Visibility Whatever their activities, the youth group aims for visibility, taking part in parish events "so they can bear witness to their faith," said Murphy. As a result, the parish has been "very supportive through prayer and fund raising efforts. Many parents have emphasized to me the need for youth ministry" and adults have said it is "giving them a more positive image of youth," he said. The group, with about 40 members, meets one Sunday night a month. The council, now expanded to include an additional secretary and appointed member, meets separately once a month. Two council members have attended the Christian Leadership Institute offered annually by the diocesan youth ministry office, and two more will attend this year's CLI. Adult advisors make two-year commitments and junior advisors one year. Current adult advisors are Steve and Faith Piazza, Don Fredette, Sheila Dorgan and Don Mulcare. With all of this activity, "The younger kids in the parish are asking for their own youth group," said Murphy. "It's something I haven't been able to address due to time concerns, but a junior-hightype ministry is definitely neededthat's when kids are reaching out most" to formulate the meaning of their faith. Youth Ministry Studies As the first activities of St. Mary's youth group were being launched in the fall of 1990, Murphy took the next step in his personal preparation for youth ministry: enrolling in a program of youth mini-

YOUTH MINISTER Charlie Murphy, right, with youth group member Jason Oliveira, portraying Jesus in the Living Stations.

. ST. MARY'S youth group members enact a Living StatIOns of the Cross at the Fairhaven church. stry studies at Assumption Col- lic youth are welcome at St. Mary's lege, Worcester. He will graduate group if their own churches don't in November as a certified youth have a youth program, said Murminister. phy. "It has increased incredibly my He believes an ecumenical attiknowledge of youth ministry," he tude can be very positive for parish said, and has enabled him to youth. develop a peer ministry program "There is a need for ecumenical similar to the one he ran in Geor- youth ministry-we are so similar gia. It includes projects dealing as Christians. Last year our youth with conflict resolution, time man- group attended its first ecumenical agement and stress reduction and Thanksgiving service. It would be a retreat focusing on sexual moral- really educational and spiritually ity. uplifting to do more ecumenical Some of the program has already things." been implemented in St. Mary's The group also keeps contact youth ministry, such as a Lenten with the diocesan youth ministry reconciliation service that came office, which provides training, under the category of conflict consultation and resources for resolution. parish programs. Murphy, currently an employMurphy feels the key to successment specialist for the Nemasket ful youth ministry is trust. Group, an organization that gives "I've' established a trust with job support to the disabled, aims these kids and would never betray to become a full-time youth mini- that trust. They don't get enough ster. of that [attitUde)," he said. "I see the need for it right here in He emphasizes that "youth minour own area. I feel I'm being istry isn't magical. But it is a called to minister to the youth of guide-a friendly, nonjudgmental Fairhaven," he said. guide-so that young people go on That includes all youth, he to full participation in the church emphasized. as adults." For example, the parish youth Attack the Roots group now has a disabled member, showing "the youth group can "When thou attackest the roots serve the needs of everyone - it's of sin, fix thy thought more upon not just for a specific kind of God whom thou desirest than upon person." sin which thou abhorrest."- Walter Non-parishioners and non-Catho- Hilton

Vatican criticizes Serbian war, will step up church aid


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Fri., June 5,1992


The ileverending pastoral

By Dan Morris It is suspected a lot of the missVATICAN CITY (CNS) - On The u.s. bishops just might ing pages had to do with women's 'the same day the United Nations have stumbled onto something. . ordination, a topic the most curvoted sanctions against Serbia, the Vatican criticized the war in what It's a new method for producing rent sequel sidesteps. This underscores another clear was once Yugoslavia as violating ,teaching documents. I've nickinternational law and humanitar- named it The Neverending Pas- benefit of The Neverending Pastoral technique. Controversial totoral. ian standards. pics can be discussed in one draft, They are trying to perfect it with The Vatican also pledged to step their pastoral letter on women's leapfrogged in the next. Thus the up Catholic aid to the victims. The "barbarous destruction of issues. To date the thing has more Vatican can raise an eyebrow, but so many human lives" and the drafts than a World War II pup not lower the boom. In June the bishops will discuss "atrocities committed against tent. The first was issued while our CTBOICJ:APRTTCOWFCAS at "defenseless populations" leave one "dumbfounded," said a letter writ- daughter was in grade school; she's a special meeting at the University nearly out of college now and will of Notre Dame (and hopefully ten by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, be married soon. Lou Holtz's plan for the offensive Vatican secretary of state. Titled "Called to be One in backfield for next football season). The letter was sent May 30 to They plan to vote on a final text Archbishop Vinko Puljic of Sara- Christ Jesus: A Pastoral Response jevo and was released at the Vati- to the Concerns of Women for in November. Church and Society," some wags Should I bet the farm? can hours before the U.N. voted thought the title page was a draft all sanctions against Serbia and its by itself. Few call it by its acronym: ally, Montenegro. MONEY ALWAYS AVAILABLE CTBOICJ:APRTTCOWFCAS. Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia- HerFOR HOME PURCHASE OR This unhurried approach has its zegovina, has been the scene of IMPROVEMENT advantages. For one, women from fierce fighting and bombing and can take part several generations mortar attacks by Serbia. BROTHER ROGER, 76, founder of the Taize communnot only simultaneously, but in "Neither the norms of internaity, prays with children during an international pilgrimage in tional law nor of humanitarian different generations themselves. Women who oppose female altar Ohio. (eNS photo) rights in cases of conflict are being servers in one era can make applirespected," said the cardinal. cation to becom~ one in the next, His letter came after Pope John or vice versa. Paul II met May 25 with aM uslim Theologians or experts with whom BtmkiDg SiDce 1826 delegation from Bosnia and pledged one might disagree will retire or increased aid to people fleeing MEMBER FDICIDIFM pass away sooner or later. Thus EQUAL HOUSING 'G) LENDER from the fighting. the drafting committee's motto: DA YTON, Ohio (CNS) - The for two years preparing the DayOn May 27, the Pontifical Coun"If You Can't Beat 'Em, Outlive head of the U.S. bishops' confer- ton meeting, use their gentle, sim- cil "Cor Unum," the Vatican's 'Em." pie style of prayer and warm hos- emergency aid agency, held a e'nce praised 4,000 young people Politically and culturally correct from 46 states and 20 countries for pitality to encourage young people meeting of representatives of inlanguage can be kept current. finding "something to trust, some- to fill the voids in their life with ternational Catholic relief agen"Housewives" can become genderthing worthy of spending your life faith. cies to better coordinate programs. less homemakers who are now 102 Shawomet Avenue on, . . . something that will not "The credibility of faith," said "The number of refugees and more aptly domestic engineers. This fail." Brother Roger Schutze, ~he.found- displaced persons surpasses I milSomerset, Mass. "And that something is the love er of Taize, "is to a great extent lion and grows every day," said a' is particularly important to men who have chosen to stay at home Tel. 674-4881 of the Lord Jesus for his human linked to the simplicity of the "Cor Unum" statement issued after with their children and were sick creatures," Cincinnati Archbishop means we use." the meeting. 3Vz room Apartment and tired of being called Mr. Mom. In Dayton, the ethnically and On May 30, the U.N. Security Daniel E. Pilarczyk told young 4Vz room Apartment Granted, there could be negapeople last month at the Univerracially diverse young people did Council approved a wide range of Includes heat, hot water, stove reo tives. For example, the current spend their days simply: prayer, sanctions against Serbia and M onsity of Dayton for the internafril'rator and maintenance service. draft is 18 pages shorter than the meditation, Bible study and small tenegro. They include an end to tional Taize "Pilgrimage of Trust first one. on Earth." group encounters. They lived with the sale of oil and other commodi'ties to the two republics, a freeze Many participants in the fivelocal families and also prayed with day meeting had made pilgrimages local congregations. on their foreign assets and a halt to to the Taize ecumenical communAnne Ruedisili, 20, a student at air traffic. ity in France. Others knew little of American University in WashingThe Security Council resolution ton, had visited the Taize com- also calls for establishment of a Taize, but came because they knew something different was happening. mtinity and brought her parents security zone around the Sarajevo The community of 90 monks with her to the Dayton meeting. airport to allow'delivery of relief from a tiny village in France She spent the first day explaining supplies. The sanctions were the brought its style of prayer and Taize to participants. most comprehensive against a message of trust and reconcilia"We're all taking a step of trust country since Iraq invaded Kuwait. tion to the first full-scale Taize by coming together, and the commeeting in North America. Up to munity is taking a step oftrust by 80,000 young people have attended opening their homes to us," Ms. NEW YORK (CNS) - AmeriRuedisili told a group of Canadian similar meetings in Prague, Czechoslovakia,and Budapest, Hungary, high school students. "We're all can Catholics can meet an imme'PRAYER VIGIL FOR VOCATIONS making a commitment to each diate and urgent need of the church in the last three years. -in Lithuania by giving short-term The community began the pilother." FR. PAT & TEAM grimages in 1982 to encourage Ms. Ruedisili said she was struck volunteer service, according to Friday, -June 5 - 7:15 P.M. young people to become "bearers with the powerful message of Taize Kerry Robinson, a consultant to of trust, reconciliation, peace and in her visit to France, and believes Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities. She said justice" in their local communities. the messages of trust and reconcilLithuanian Caritas was launching In a University of Dayton gym- iationcan make young people more HEALING SERVICE many new social ministries. nasium, the bright orange banners effective messengers of the Gospel. BRO. ARMAND BINETTE, M.S. of Taize were the backdrop for a Taize, founded in 1940, is com- 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111I111111111111 simple altar lined with candles and posed of brothers from some 20 with thoughts of healing the racial Sunday, June 7 - 2:00 P.M. icons. Sixteen white-robed monks different countries of Catholic and divisions in their own country, sat on the floor and gentle harp various Protestant backgrounds. dramatized recently in Los Angeles. strains led the young people in Pope John Paul II visited Taize in The Taize message of healing MEALS FOR CHARITY prayer. 1986. and unity seemed especially needed "Taize was full of people who to Detroiter Kimberly Futrell, an Archbishop Pilarczyk, president CHICKEN DINNER - $4.50 of the National Conference of were searching, just like I was," African-American woman. "If our Catholic Bishops, said he was im- said Ms. Ruedisili. "We've begun country could ever come together Saturday, June 13 - 5:00-6:30 P.M. pressed by the gathering's theme to expect these extravagant life- in the spirit and ways of Jesus, we of trust. styles. We forget how positive it is could all live together much more "In the last few years, political to live a simple life of faith." productively," she said. DAILY MASS SCHEDULE Ivica Susac, 27, of Bosniasystems which promised paradise Brother Emile, a Canadian on earth have crumbled, leaving Herzegovina, formerly part of member ofTaize, said Taize hoped Every Day 12:10 P.M. confusion or misery. Other sys- Yugoslavia, spent 18 months with that the young pilgrims left Dayterns which are still working seem the Taize community and came to ton with hearts opened to changMonday - Friday 6:30 P.M. to have lost every vestige of hope Dayton as conflict raged in his ing the troubling things in their and idealism and offer instead country. Taize continues to be a world, from hunger and poverty to Saturday 4:30 P.M. superficial comfort or mere survi- source of hope for him, even as his racial injustice. "If they have trust val," said the archbishop. family lives in a shelter. and hope to build on, they will feel The Taize brothers, who .,worked Many U.S. ptlrticipants came it's worth going out th~re,': ,he said,., •.•• :;.,.•.• ,,: ; -•• •' ':•• i,/: • • _.'._ •..• , , . • • • • •

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THE ANCHOR........cDiocese of Fall River-Fri., June 5, 1992

money matters

Pastor, SS. Peter & Paul, Fall River 1949, Rev. George A. Meade, . Chaplain, St. Mary's Home, New Money matters; it certainly does. Here are thoughts on it by Catholic News Service Bedford columnists Richard Haas and Father Eugene Hemrick. June 8 June 11 1961, Rev. John S. Czerwonka, As the nation staggers through 1973, Rev. Msgr. Augusto L. Assistant, St. Stanislaus, Fall River its third year of exceedingly limited Furtado, Pastor Emeritus, St. John economic growth, the most releJune 9 of God, Somerset vant issue from both an economic 1945, Rev. Timothy J. Calnen, By Father Eugene Hemrick By Richard Haas 1986, Rev. Richard J. Wolf, SJ, and justice standpoint is not the Pastor, St. Joseph, Woods Hole Bishop Connolly High School Do you find each month that If you were to produce a 1992 high salaries of a few, but the low 1966, Rev. Joseph S. Larue, you pay the minimum amount morality play, its leading villain salaries of the many. Pastor, Sacred Heart, North AttleJune 12 allowed on your credit card would carry a sign labeled "overboro Cutbacks in executive pay will 1966, Rev. Thomas H. Taylor, balance? executive:" Against a backpaid not benefit the average worker. June 10 Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Are your mortgage, rent, car drop of widespread joblessness, But the morale and dedication of 1915. Rev. William R Curley, Taunton loan or utilities payments late more disclosures of exorbitant salaries the American worker could be than three or four times a year?' have triggered tremrndous public improved dramatically ifthe standHave you obtained a cash adresentment. ards used for executive compensavance this year to make credit card Where does the church's mes- tion were applied to all employees. or student loan payments? sage of economic justice fit into Year Books Color Process Top executives are paid so much When bills arrive, do you hide dis(fussions of executive compen- because their contributions are them rather than pay them imsation? Booklets· Brochures highly visible. When things go Treatment of chief executive well, the executive and the enter- mediately? If you answered yes to any two officers comes close to the dignity prise thrive together. of those questions, Joan Witte, model presented in the church's There is nothing unfair about manager of a nonprofit financialrecent documents. this arrangement, but current acThe executive is treated as a per- counting practices distort execu- planning organization, thinks you OFF SET PRINTERS - LETTERPRESS son, not a commodity. His or her tive compensation by overstating might want to seek financial councontribl tion to the organization is the CEO's contribution and by seling, according to a recent WashPhone 997-9421 1-17 COFFIN AVENUE recogn;zed clearly, lind the CEO is understating the cost of executive ington Post article. Other financial experts cited in . provided with a lifestyle expected compensation. New Bedford, Mass. a Post article by Carolyn Hughes to en'lance future performance. New accounting methods that Crowley note that a growing numBut this is the way all workers do more than measure the profita- ber of individuals and families are should be treated. bility of the entire firm are needed. adding their names to the list of The CEO's value should be calcu- those filing for personal banklated only after the contributions ruptcy. of all other employees are recog872,000 such filings were renized. corded last year, ajump of 150,000 The effective manager enhances over 1990, and some feel the figure the performance of his or her will top the I million mark in the employees; but the manag~r who near future. absorbs full credit for the workers' Apparently one reason for the contributions is regarded properly growing number of personal bankan an overpaid boss. ruptcies is that the consumer credit Current ac:;counting stand.ards industry has extended credit to also promote the fiction that some millions ofIow-income Americans forms of executive compensation with few assets. "Other reasons such as stock options are free. Pay- include income reductions withing corporate presidents with "play out corresponding expense reducmoney" distorts the market for tions, medical expenses, extended Founded and Directed by executive talent and affects the layoffs, marital separation and Catholic Lay People salaries all organizations must pay divorce," writes Ms. Crowley. in support of Catholic Missions Although unforeseen outside cirtheir top officials. The company that allows its cumstances such as a medical emerCEO to realize a $3 million gain on gency can seize control of our a stock option has passed up the financial resources, in general we Your $20 monthly pledge provides a needy opportunity to mak~ this same need to be in control, making the child with: NOURISHING FOOD, MEDICAL gain for its stockholders. Yet the decisions; which leads me to ask CARE, the chance to GO TO SCHOOL and extra $3 million in executive pay what we do when we feel we are HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. Your child will never shows up as an expense on losing control. Many would approach a finangrow in the daily knowledge of God's love and Little Marita lives in a small village in the mountains of the company's books. This is the same type of "unrec- cial counselor for assistance. But Guatemala. She struggles to survive by selling com your love. tortillas which she helps to make by hand each night. ognized cost" problem which, until would we consider utilizing ascetiYour concern can make the difference in the lives of recently, failed to treat environ- cism as an approach to regaining You receive a photo of your child, family his· children like Marita. and occupational control over our lives? mental damage tory, translated personal letters, description Asceticism is the exercise of illness as business. expenses. of your child's Country and quarterly newslet- FOR THE CHILD WHO IS WAITING Because justice must be built on properly directing one's life. ters! ' You can make visible GOD'S LOVE. a foundation of truth, seemingly For example, we might ask esoteric debates on accounting rules whether we feel that once we have PI h f Christian Foundation for Children & ~~ging supports can have a major impact on the earned money, it is ours to do with us you ave the personal satisfaction 0 help- Catholic missions in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, development of equitable compen- as we please. Or do we feel we are ing a child in need at a Catholic mission site. Costa Rica, Nicaragua, EI Salvador, Dominican Repubsation programs. blessed to be earning money and lic, Haiti, St. Kitts-Nevis, Colombia, Veriezuela, Peru, that this blessing entails a respontreatment of CEOs also The Let the little children come unto me. Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Philippines, India, Kenya, and shows that when a person's value sibility to spend wisely? • Mark 10:14 Madagascar. Do we think that the purpose of -----------------~ is recognized, compensation is no viewed as a cost item but as money is to make us "feel" happy YES!, I would like to share my blessings with those in need. I alonger motivational tool. Few boards of - and therefore whenever we have I would like to sponsor I directors worry about paying their· a happy feeling we spend? Boy 0 Girl 0 Teenager 0 Handicapped 0 Child in Most Need I CEOs fairly. Their concern is to We can spend our money on create a compensation package junk foods or healthy foods, flashy Elderly Man 0 Elderly Woman 0 Aging in Most Need that will keep the CEO enthused. clothing or durable clothing, mindHomeless Person in special U.S. program Organizations concerned about less entertainment or educational I enclose productivity should also follow development, self-indulgence or $20 for first month 0 $60 for three months approach for non-executives. charity. 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Earth Summit

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20 in what they call "executive session," a closed-door meeting from which reporters and most staff are excluded. The final press conference of the meeting is scheduled to take place late that afternoon, after the executive session. The topics to be dealt with in executive sessions 'are almost never announced in advance, and there is usually no official comment afterward on ideas discussed or decisions reached. , The $4.5 million proposal that the bishops will be asked to adopt to pay for World Day of Youth events next year consists of three elements: $1 million to be raised by a special one-time tax on dioceses, amounting to about 1.78 cents per C;:ltholic; $1.5 million to be raised from "outside donors" such as Catholic organizations, foundations or philanthropists; and $2 million from the NCCB-USCC undesignated fund balance, a general reserve of cash and investments that was worth $21 million at the end of 1991. The pope announced April 12 that he has selected Denver as the site for the 1993 World Day of Youth Rally. The whole event, which organizers say might draw as many as 60,000 to 100,000 young people, will run Aug. II-IS, preceded by an Aug. 9-11 international forum of about 300 invited delegates from various countries. -·The length of Pope John Paul II's World Day of Youth activities has not been finalized, but in past observances he has taken part in events on the last two days of the meeting. The proposed bishops' resolution on the event invites all adolescents, young ad ults and their families from throughout the Americas and the world "to 'come and see' what the Lord can offer to all who seek him with a sincere heart." "We are eager to offer you hospitality," it says. "Come, let us listen, learn, pray and celebrate together." It asks United States .'churches to prepare for the event through a variety of programs in parishes and other Catholic organizations and institutions. The proposed new Lectionary for Mass uses new Bible translations that follow the norms the bishops have established for inclusive language. A new look at how dioceses are assessed to help pay for NCCBUSCC national offices and programs was requested last June at a meeting at which the bishops reassessed conference priorities, structures and activities. The proposal before this June's meeting is to continue the current practice of assessing each diocese a per-person rate based on the number of Catholics the diocese reports each year to the Official Catholic Directory. An alternative proposal, which in a pre-meeting straw poll was endorsed by most ofthe bishops of Texas, is to establish an assessment rate for each diocese based on the total offertory contributions of Catholics in that diocese. The Texas bishops have been using the offertory contribution method to determine diocesan contributions towards support of the Texas Catholic Conference.

the Roman Catholic Church about contraception," he said. Catholic Archbishop Derek Worlock of Liverpool, England, said the Anglican leader's interview raised important matters but was "for the most part unhelpful" as an approach to the Earth Summit and the papal meeting in Rome. The events put a new focus on the environmental conference, which is attracting world wide interest. The Vatican helped plan the meeting, and has sent a delegation led by Archbishop Renato R. Martino, head of the Vatican observer mission to the United Nations. On May 22, the Vatican issued a statement framing the population control issue in terms of ethical values and human rights - the way it believes the Brazil conference should approach it. The statement by Vatican press spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls vehemently denied press reports that the Vatican had tried to remove birth control from the Brazil agenda. On the contrary, it said, the Vatican has an interest in discussing the topic, in part because of church concerns about coercive birth control programs. Na'varroValls further noted that demographic problems are, in fact, scheduled for discussion at the Earth Summit. He said the church is particularly worried .about population control programs that end up imposing limits on family size and ignoring cultural and religious traditions. Some birth control programs seem to assume that "the poor, by the very fact that they exist and are numerous, are the cause instead of the victims oflagging development or ecological degradation," he said. Similar arguments were put forward by U.S. and English church leaders. Bishop James T. McHugh of Camden, N.J., part of the Vatican's delegation to the Rio de Janeiro conference, said population is part of the environmental picture, but "a smaller part than one would think" from reading the popular press. "The population of less populated countries consumes more and has a lifestyle with much greater patterns of waste," he said. Concern for the sacredness and value of human life must be at the

Direction "The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving." Oliver W. Holmes

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SISTER Thea Bowman, aided by Baltimore Bishop John H. Richard, leads the U.S. bishops in singing "We Shall Overcome" at the bishops' June 1989 meeting. Sister Bowman died the following March after a long battle with cancer. (eNS photo)

Black nun's story to air June 14 Celebrating the life and witness of a woman who spoke for AfricanAmerican Catholics and was an inspiration for all who listened is "Sister Thea: Her Own Story," airing Sunday, June 14, noon-I p.m. EDT on NBC. Born in Mississippi in 1937, Sister Thea Bowman became a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and spent her life' as teach'er, scholar, gospel singer and herald of the riches to be found in being black, and Catholic. Less than a year before her death from cancer in 1990, Sister Thea gave a series of video inter~ views that have been sensitively edited into this largely autobiographical program. A number of her friends and coworkers give feeling testimony to her variety of talents, her accom plishments and her joyful, supportive personality. But it is in the film clips of Sister Thea at work, giving lectures, leading workshops or singing spirituals in African garb at a church service, that one can experience the dynamic spirit that energized her listeners. The most remarkable examples of this is to be seen in the address she gave at the 1989 meeting of the U.S. Catholic bishops at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Her brief but deeply felt remarks on the church as a family of all races and cultures were capped when she asked the bishops to rise and join her in singing "We Shall Overcome." In recalling the solidarity of the civil rights era, this was a highly emotional moment and one that visibly moved the bishops, some to tears. This is an hour of television to be shared by every member of the family. "Sister Thea: Her Own Story" is part of an interfaith series, "Horizons of the Spirit," sponsored by the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission Inc., whose members are the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the National Council of Churches, the Southern Baptist Convention and the U.S. Catholic Conference.

forefront ofthe summit's deliberations, balanced by recognition of the common good of all humanity, including future generations, Bishop McHugh said. English Cardinal George Basil Hume of Westminister, responding to Archbishop Carey's remarks, said "one ofthe principal causes of high population growth in the Third World is poverty." "Strategies for the future of the planet inevitably require a coordinated and constructive approach to all three issues of population, the environment and poverty," he


said, adding that "this may well demand of the developed world sacrifices and restraint." Archbishop Worlock agreed, and· called for a massive program of aid from developed countries to insure that couples can responsibly and morally "make the right decisions about when and how many children to have."

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Pope, Anglican leader air mutual concerns in "Vatican meeting vATICAN CITY (CNS) Meeting for the first time, Pope John Paul II and Anglican leader Archbishop George Carey of Canterbury aired their churches' common concerns, including the divisive issue of ordaining women. Archbishop Carey told the pope that ordination of women to the priesthood "is a possible and proper development ofthe doctrine ofthe ordained ministry," a joint statement released after the May 25 meeting said. "The Holy Father reiterated ... that this development constitutes a decision which the church does not see itself entitled to authorize and which constitutes a grave obstacle to the whole process of Anglican-Roman Catholic reconciliation," said the statement. Archbishop Carey, leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion; later told journalists that the discussion about women priests was "the toughest" part of the meeting. The two leaders also discussed the Vatican's December response to the work of the first AnglicanRoman Catholic International Commission, the need for the two churches to cooperate in mission activity, and common concerns for justice and peace. The pope and archbishop spent 10 minutes alone in the papal library before being joined by their top advisers on Catholic-Anglican relations for a 30-minute, wideranging discussion. Archbishop Carey said the pope "understood exactly what we were saying" about the reason some churches in the Anglican Communion have decided to ordain women. And, "I was able to understand the thrust he w~s getting at." "It sometimes looks as though the Roman Catholic Church has a negative attitude toward women,"" the archbishop said. The pope "wanted to make the point that the emphasis is on the dignity of women in the world today, and that came across very strongly."

Archbishop Carey's Church of England is expected to vote in the fall on whether or not to join other Anglican churches in ordaining women. The archbishop said he did not feel the pope was trying to dictate the outcome ofthe vote. "He knows the Church of England must face this issue head on and he knows also where I stand on this particular matter." The Vatican has said the Catholic Church cannot ordain women for a number of reasons, including Christ's choice of men only as apostles, the unbroken tradition of the church and the fact that in

sidy answered with an emphatic "no.'-' The cardinal, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, was present at the papal meeting, had his own meetings with Archbishop Carey and participated in an evening prayer service celebrated by the archbishop May 24 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Rome. Cardinal Cassidy said the issue must be discussed in the dialogue because it raises new problems for the Catholic Church's recognition of Anglican ministry. "I'm not optimistic, because it does create new obstacles, a new

night. But we are working jolly hard together at overcoming some of these more difficult and contentious areas." One of the more sensitive issues raised by Archbishop Carey the week before the visit did not come up during the meeting with the pope. Archbishop Carey had" told a London newspaper May 18 that the Catholic Church should rethink its teaching on artificial contraception in relation to world population growth and threats to the environment. The archbishop said that he did

ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP George Carey presents a chalice to Pope John Paul II at the end of a recent Vatican audience. (CNS/ Reuters photo) celebrating the Eucharist, the priest problem f~r us, but we must look at it," he said. acts in the person of Christ, who was a man. At the evensong service May 24, Archbishop Carey said that if the The pope and the archbishop two churches focus on,a common reaffirmed the need for the Anglisearch for truth in Christ, then can-Roman Catholic dialogue to issues such as the ordination of study "the ecclesial and ecumenical aspects" of the ordination of " women "will not defeat us" in women in the Anglican Com- efforts for full communion. After celebrating the Eucharist munion. Asked if this statement meant that morning at All Saints Anglithat the Roman Catholic Church can Church in Rome, Archbishop might be open to changing its Carey told reporters that "400 years practice, Cardinal Edward I. Cas- of separation can't be healed over-

not fully understand the Catholic ban on artificial birth control.. Before the papal meeting, Cardinal Cassidy said birth control may be among' issues explored in the current Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission's discussions of ethical issues. Cardinal Cassidy, in an interview with Catholic News Service, said the Catholic Church would like to try to explain its position on birth control so the archbishop and others would understand it.

Another difficulty discussed during the meeting of the archbishop and pope was the Vatican's response to the final report of the first Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, known as ARCIC I. The Vatican praised the ecumenical work of the commission, but said parts of the 1982 report "do not satisfy fully certain elements of Catholic doctrine" and "prevent our speaking of the attainment of substantial agreement." The Anglican Communion's response, issued in 1988, said ARCIC I's statements on the Eucharist and on ministry and ordination were "consonant in substance with the faith of Anglicans" and said statements on authority in the church were a "firm basis" for continued discussion. When the Catholic response was released, Archbishop Carey said it seemed the Vatican had changed the basis ofjudgment from whether the commission's findings were "consonant" with Catholic faith to whether they were "identical" to Catholic teaching. During the May 25 meeting, "the archbishop was reassured by the Holy Father that although the response was not able to endorse the claim of ARCIC I to have reached 'substantial agreement,''' the Vatican's response "should not be interpreted as putting a brake on the dialogue." Leaving the papal apartments, Archbishop Carey told journalists the encounter was "excellent, excellent." "I've come away from this meeting very encouraged indeed from the warmth of the personal welcome," he said later. "I feel this was a very promising start to my archepiscopate." Archbishop Carey took office in Apri1199I. "Even on the issues where we divide - the ordination of women and so on - there was an understanding that we are going to move together," he said. "

Hmong priest said to be first ordained in United States ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) With his ordination May 30 for the Archdiocese of St. PaulMinneapolis, Father Ying Vang became the first Hmong to be ordained in the United States and

the first outside Asia, according to the archdiocese. A convert to Catholicism from the Confucianism of his native Laos, he told the Catholic Bulletin, archdiocesan newspaper, that

Vatican may open postwar archives VATICAN CITY (CNS)- The the war and postwar years, died in Vatican-is considering a Catholic- 1958. A joint statement issued by the Jewish request to open its World War II and postwar archives to liaison committee requested that scholars interested in researching "the periods ofthe Vatican archives Vatican attitudes toward the Nazis, relating to World War II and the said J oaquin" Navarro-Valls,.Vati- Holocaust and its immediate aftercan spokesman. math be made available to serious The req uest was made by the scholars on a case-by-case basis." International Catholic-Jewish The request was made "in the Liaison Committee, the official spirit of frankness and candor," channel for international Catholic- said the statement. Jewish dialogue. The request comes after years of Navarro-Valls said he did not allegations by Jewish groups of know when an answer to the request church ties to Nazis and of Vatican would be given. aid in smuggling Nazis to safety The Vatican already has pub- outside Europe in" the immediate lished a 12-book set of its World post-war years. War II documents, but it does not The Vatican has denied the alleallow scholars access to the files. gations. Previous requests by JewPostwar archives are at present ish groups to open the archives unpublished and closed to scholars. have not been answered. Normal Vatican procedures call Cochairmen of the Catholicfor the opening of the archives of Jewish committee are Cardinal specific pontificates after about 75 Edward I. Cassidy, president of years. Currently, the archives are the Vatican's Commission for open through the rule of Pope Religious Relations with Judaism, Benedict XV, who died in 1922. and Edgar Bronfman, president of Pope Pius XII;who ruled during "the World Jewish Congress.

missionaries in a refugee camp introduced him to Scripture and gave him his initial inspiration to become a priest. He found Catholicism contrasted sharply with Confucianism, in which ancestor worship is paramount. "In Confucianism, we don't believe in God as all-powerful," said Father Vang, who was baptized in 1976. "We respect our parents. This [conversion] was a change from worshiping of parent to worship of God." Asked if his parents would be proud of his accomplishments, he said, "I pray to them all the time. . . . If they are in heaven, they would be proud. But if on Earth, they might not be because they were not Christian when they were killed." Father Yang, born in 1963, fled to Thailand with two older brothers and two cousins after the communist takeover of Laos in 1975. Missionaries provided food, c1oth-

ing and education at the Thai refugee camp where he lived for five years. Communists killed his parent~, two sisters, a brother and other relatives as they attempted to escape from Laos in 1978. He and another brother and his family came to the United States in 1980, sponsored by a parish in Rochester, Minn. Ying graduated from Catholic high school and college and entered the seminary in 1988. The Twin Cities has the largest urban concentration of Hmong; the community numbers 20,000. The Hmong Catholic Community, based at a parish in St. Paul, has about 1,000 members and continues to grow. There are an estimated 50,000 Hmong people scattered throughout the diocese of Fresno, Calif., and there are also many in Rhode Island. Father Yang, ordained with five other men, said he would like to serve the Hmong community in the Twin Cities someday, although his first assignment will probably be in another parish as his pastoral training continues. He is one of just a few Hmong priests worldwide, including three Chinese/ Hmong priests in China across the border from Laos and one in Laos. When he first came to the United States, Father Yang said, many

people seemed as if they could not get beyond the attitude that he was foreigner. But in Catholicism, "we try to speak about what is truth and try to show everybody's dignity and respect, the goodness ofthe world, culture, education," Father Vang said. His goal as a priest, he added, is to "present to people what the church teaches. We have a strong sense of justice and equality." Father Vang acknowledged he does get homesick for his native land. "I'd li'ke to go back sometime, but it's still dangerous there. And it also would be hard to go back because my parents were killed there. It would be difficult to see the country without my parents."

Youth Day awaited VATICANCITY(CNS)-Pope John Paul II talked with officials of the U.S. bishops' conference about his plans to attend the 1993 World Youth Day in Denver. "I think he's looking forward to [the trip)," said Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk, National Conference of Catholic Bishops' president. The pope says the youth celebrations always enliven him, reported the archbishop.

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"Just a phone call" begs Father Aristide WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) - Haiti's exiled president, Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has stated that democracy could be restored to Haiti with just one phone call - from the White House. "No justice, no peace. No peace, no democracy. No democracy, plenty of refugees," said Father Aristide, who has been living in Venezuela since his overthrow last September. J , • "If the American government A FROWNING SUN looks down on burning stores and' wants the Haitian military out, a an apartment building in this drawing of the Los Angeles riot phone call will do the job," he said. Speaking May 28 to some 7,500 by a fifth-grader at Nativity School in Central L.A. Haitian residents of Florida, the . (CNS photo) ousted leader promised the crowd t!lat "liberation is comina:" His words - delivered in Creole, English and Spanish -;- periodically brought listeners to their feet and elicited long applause. Father Aristide said the desperLOS ANGELES (CNS) - The in book form and titled it "L.A., ate exodus of Haitian boat people colored drawing shows a swing Loses Her Calm." would end when democracy was set, a slide, a sandbox, green grass St. Columbkille fourth grade restored. His address was spon- and some trees - all engulfed in teacher Genevieve Aglazor said in the week since she used art therapy sored by the Haitian Catholic red flames. Center of West Palm Beach. Above the smoking inferno in with her students she noticed "I He sidestepped any condemna- black ink is written, "This is a park don't have too many kids wanting tion of President Bush's executive being burned because it is name(d) to talk about [the riots] anymore." Usually, she said, ifthe students order in late May to return all after a white person. 1 think it intercepted Haitian boat people to should not matter. Now we don't "still had something inside of them their homeland without first hearhave anywhere to play." that they wanted to say you would ing their asylum claims. This is the Los Angeles riot as hear it coming out now and The new policy was strongly seen through the eyes of a IO-year- again ... so 1 think it has helped opposed by Pax Christi USA, old student at Nativity School in very much." Lydia Henkis, sixth grade teacher which called on the United States South Central Los Angeles. to accelerate efforts to restore Catholic schoolchildren across at Nativity, called it "very worthSouth Central made their feelings while." The drawings "were their Father Aristide's presidency, and urged that Haitian boat people be known about the riot with a color- experience," she added. "It was the granted U.S. temporary protected ing exercise called art therapy. way they felt, that is what they status until conditions improve in Psychologists call it an excellent saw. That is what they lived." way for children to express Haiti. Ms. Hagerty explained the vivid At a luncheon appearance May thoughts they fir.d hard to verbal- - often graphically violent 29, Father Aristide spoke again of . ize due to -their-age:...... .,. ".. ' 'scenes of·the'riot portrayed 'by the his conviction that Bush adminis"If you ask how a child is feeling children were normal. tration pressure could bring a swift today, any child - no matter what "These were very scary situaresolution to Haiti's conflict. his condition - will say 'fine,' tions for these kids, so you are He said that preyious Haitian because children often don't have going to see that people are often dictators had fled the country after the capacity or the vocabulary to going to be drawn shakily and "a phone call" and stressed his express what's happening to them," maybe in very heavy [colors) like continued hope for an eventual said Lynn Hagerty, an art thera- black. They are really going to give return to democracy in Haiti. pist with Los Angeles Catholic you an idea of what it felt like Father Aristide said he had Charities' psychological services . inside of them as they experienced received a collective commitment office. that situation," she said. of $511 million in economic aid "But if you say, 'Draw me a picThough the art therapy exercise from various nations that would ture of what happened to you helped ease anxiety among her be available to Haiti if democracy today,' they'll give you a com- students, "It's not a onetime shot," were restored. pletely different view. Art therapy said Loretto Sister Ann Raphael, Economic development of the allows their own creativity to come Nativity principal. country would provide needed jobs through ... to express what's hap"They're still afraid, sort of leery and help democracy thrive, he pening to them," she told The Tid- about the world as it is right now," said, imploring U.S. residents to ings, Los, Angeles' archdiocesan she said. They're wondering whe"help my country move from misnewspaper. ther' something like [the riot] is ery to profit." For a child who experiences going to happen again." If conditions are allowed to consome form of emotional trauma, tinue to deteriorate, he said, Los art therapy provides a way for the Angeles-style riots were likely to child to vent anxieties or fears occur. "appropriately and safely," Ms. "Up until now, these poor peoHagerty said. ple continue to say 'yes' to embar"Once a kid feels, 'I got this out, goes," said Father Aristide. The and it was OK and 1 didn't get in WASHINGTON (CNS) - Proreason, he said, is not "for the joy trouble and, this [adult] really lislife leaders have hailed President to suffer" but because they feel the tened to me,' then that's the first Bush's recent executive order estabsuffering may bring an end to the step in helping the child really get lishing fetal tissue banks using current crisis. ' beyond what has happened to him," nonaborted fetuses and said the On May 28 President Bush closed she added. ' move might help defeat a fetal U.S. ports to ships that violate the Ms. Hagerty said an emotion- experimentation biII pending in trade embargo against Haiti, say- ally traumatized child whose feelCongress. ing the action was aimed at oppo- ings are repressed will usually "He has in one stroke of his pen nents of democracy, not Haiti's exhibit more severe symptoms poor. Haitians 'have said many poor concentration in school, dis- eliminated the need for fetal tissue European nations failed to take cipline problems, withdrawn per- harvesting from intentionally abseriously the international embargo sonality - six months to a year orted babies while meeting the requirements of medical science imposed last fall after the military later. overthrow of Father Aristide. Giving children a box, book or for an ethical source of human drawer to put "those awful feelings tissue," said Judie Brown, presiGood Intentions that they have just surfaced" gives dent ofthe American Life League. children an added sense of safety, "If the devil tries to show me the The executive order calls for she said. faults of a sister, I hasten to think establishment of fetal tissue banks The fifth and sixth grade stu- using only tissue from the estiof all her virtues and of how good dents at Nativity put their pictures mated 750,000 spontaneous aborher intentions are. 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By Christopher Carstens Rodney King led the police in a dangerous chase across the Los Angeles night. When they finally cornered his car, he refused to lie down and be quietly handcuffed. Again and again he tried to rise. The police heat him brutally that night. Out of control, they turned to violence. Again and again they hit him. with their nightsticks - Rodney. King lost that fight. But off in the darkness, a neighbor watched, and with a video ·camera recorded the beating. That tape, played again and again on hundreds of TV stations across · America, was transformed into a stick that pounded again and again the Los Angeles Police Department. Their polic~ chief ·ousted, and their reputation smeared by their own violence and loss of control, the force emerged humiliated and belittled. And no matter what verdict came out of the suburbanjury · that heard the case, the LAPD surely lost that fight. In the dark aftermath of that verdict, the Los Angeles riots, a whole city was the loser. The mob went from store to factory to warehouse; burning and looting as they passed. Driven by anger and decades of growing hopelessness, nonetheless they surely gutted their own community. In their desperate rage, they turned to violence---:and they lost. In that fight there were only losers. The workers whose jobs were burned out, and the children whose parents are now unemployed they lost. So did the old men and women who now cannot walk to the corner for a loaf of bread because there is no longer any store in their neighborhood. And the looters surely lost in the long run because their own community is left bereft. Finally, those who hope that the power brokers in Washington "will finally listen" will lose out as well. Washington sent out the Marines and the Army, but Congress and the president have no jobs and stores to send into south central Los Angeles. It is ironic that less than three weeks before the riots, California returned to an old tradition and sent a murderer to the gas chamber - the first man to be put to death' there in more than 25 years. . The juries and the judges and finally the governor sent him to .die, not because it would bring back the teenagers he had murdered but in the hope that his death would prevent future murders. They acted 'in the deluded belief that one man's death would somehow make the streets safer for everybody else. It didn't work. In a time of growing fear, the state of California turned to violence, and they lost that fight. One ceath in the gas chamber did nothing to prevent the deaths of 51 men and women in the riots..

Even if the LAPD hunted down every person responsible for those 51 deaths, and even if everyone of them were tried, found guilty and sent to the gas chamber, it would not begin healing the hate and fear and desperation that divide our cities and our country. No murders would be prevented. The cycle of killing would go on. . You can't cure hatred with violence. N.obody can remove fear with a gun. The old devils that divide us don't beat a retreat because the Marines come to town. Once we turn to violence, everybody loses. Perhaps the most .sane wo'rds spoken in the midst of all this tragedy were those of Rodney King, spoken two days after the riots broke out. "We can't go on like this. We can get along." We can only pray' that he is right.

St. John Evangelist School Twenty-seven eighth-graders will graduate from St. John the Evangelist School, Attleboro, at a 2 p.m. liturgy ofthanksgiving Sunday. A photo session will be held at the church at I:30 p.m.; grade 7 will host a reception following the Mass. Students in grades 3 through 7 will vote for class representatives on June II. The classes earned $86 in a recent "cents for scholars" drive, with grade 4 receiving a nouniform day for earning the most. This week, grades 5, 6 and 7 visited the Museum of Science in Boston. Grade I visited the Hillside Day Care Center in Attleboro and grade 5 took a trip to Canobie Lake Resort in New Hampshire. Grade I presented the play "Noah's Ark" yesterday and grades 5 through 8 will participate in a talent show today. Grades 2 and 3 will present the play "The Missing Part of Speech" on June 10. Finally, a kindergarten class day will be held June II and a prayer service 'marking the closing of school will be held June 12.

Worshipers pressured Some 120 poor migrant Christians from Java in the remote r~settlement area of Pandan Makmur, Indonesia, are reportedly being pressured by local authorities to stop worship services. Sacred Heart of Jesus' Father Lucianus Walsak said his time is devoted exclusively to trying to keep open a Catholic chapel built by the villagers in 1987. He said he believes Muslim extremists are pressuring local officials to close the chapel. "But I am optimistic about overcoming the crisis," said Father Walsak, who continues to urge Catholics to attend Sunday Mass.

Wish I had all you ever wanted I would give it right to you But I don't have it How could I ever find it The strength to let you go Because I don't have it When did I have it And it goes And it goes on And it goes on You won't see me cry No, I've decided That I'm going to pull myself together And find a way to fight it Going to have to hide it You won't see me cry You won't se me cry I got no choice but to face it I have to let you know that I don't like it My love is good for someone It may take some time But I will find him Why should I waste it . When I go When I go on I will go on I finally decided And I found a way to fight it So you won't see me cry You won't see me cry Written by: Wilson Phillip~, Glen Ballard. Sung by: Wilson Phillips (c) 1992, SBK Records ARE YOU a fan of the Wildoesn't know where she will son Phillips group? If so, you'll find "the strength to let you be happy to know that soon this go." Yet, she has decided "to group'will have a new disc out. pull myself together and find a Prereleased off that collection way to fight it." is their current chart hit. "You As for her feelings, she knows Won't See Me Cry." sheis"goingtohavetohideit." The songdescribes howa woman She doesn't want to waste her decides to hide her hurt feellove. She realizes that "it may take some time" but she trusts ings. She has just been through the breakup of a romance. She that she can find ~he person

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who will accept and honor what love she has to give. This woman shows a lot of strength and belief in herself. When we face the loss of hope and dreams, it is not easy to demonstrate such resolve. She continues to believe that "my love is good for someone," even if the current situation has fallen apart. She makes a good decision in withholding her feelings from her former boyfriend. Little will be gained by sharing her feelings with the guy who caused the hurt. Instead, the woman woul.d be helped by reaching out to others who care about her. When we face disappointment and hurt, we need to share our feelings of anger, grief and perhaps despair. Try to talk with those who genuinely accept whatever you are feeling; The woman is also assisted by her ability to see the situation as it is. She does not look upon it in terms of a catastrophe, thinking that there will never be anyone else. Nor does she seek a new relationship immediately. She is willing to give herselfthe time to heal from her current hurt. This healing process is enhanced by being patient and kind with yourself. Feelings do not run on schedules, and you cannot be sure when you will feel the pain of loss. Yet, when you focus on one day at a time, doing the best you can to share your emotions with those who care about you, healing does occur. Gradually, you find yourself ready to risk loving again. God's presence in your life is both the power to heal your hurts and the gift of guidance toward new choices. Trust yourself and your God in moving beyond today's hurt. Your comments are welcomed by Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.

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YOUN G INVENTORS: fourth-grade participants in the Invent America! program at SS. Peter and Paul School, Fall River, get some tips from Thomas Edison, as portrayed by Bernie Mendillo; state award winner Amy DeNardo,

SSe Peter and Paul School Amy DeNardo, a fourth-grader at SS. Peter and Paul School, Fall River, was named a state award winner in the Northwest Regional competition of the Invent America! program. Amy earned a $200 U.S. savings bond for the thermometer pacifier she invented to facilitate taking her baby sister's temperature. SS. Peter and Paul School also won several gifts and awards, including an Invent America! flag of excellence, 1992-93 program materials, and books for the school library.

Other school winners competing in the regional exhibition at the Museum of Science in Boston were, for grade I, Kyle Stankiewicz: "No. More Too Hot Soup"; grade 2, Anthony Pacheco: "Leg Rest"; grade 3, Stephen Hug: "Wheelchair Slide"; and grade 5, Jennifer Macedo: "Designer Shirt." SS. Peter and Paul students got another. perspective on inventing from Thomas Edison, who is impersonated by Bernie Mendillo of Eastern Edison Company's Speakers Bureau. Fourth graders interviewed him

as part of a project involving the Boston Globe Fun Pages. SS. Peter and Paul fourth-graders will be featured in the Fun Pages Aug. 2. Eight-gr'aders will graduate at an II a.m. Mass Sunday. The speaker will be Jean Cayla Bancroft, a 1949 graduate and talk show host on WBSM radio. A reception will follow in the parish center. A kindergarten stepping up ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. ' June 9. Parishioners are invited to the program, which will include song and dance.



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MAN AND WOMAN of the Year: Coyle-Cassidy High School seniors Jonathan O'Reilly and Laura Watson, Headmaster Michael Donly in left photo, were named students of the year and recipients. of $500 Joseph Sca~lo~ Memonal Scholarships during the Taunton school's Honors Night ceremony May 21. Also recognIzed were, fro~ le~t l~ nght photo, Laurel Goj, outstanding freshman; Laurie Poyant, outstanding sophomore; and Ryan Powers, outstanding JUnIor.

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psychology at the college, where he wiII develop a curriculum rebiting psychology to the physical sciences. Among research topics wiII be the relationship between biochemical levels and behavior.

The annual Parents' Night{ Senior Awards Night was held at Bishop Feehan High SchooL Attleboro, on May 28. Class salutatorian Paul Flana-. gan gave his address' to the class and awards were presented to seniors in academic and extracurricular categories. More than 100. awards were Eighth-graders will graduate presented for participation in 18 from Holy Family-Holy Name extracurricular activities. Aca- School, New Bedford, at an II demic awards, given by depart- a.m. Mass Sunday at Holy Name ment, went to 125 students. Church. Four students received letters of A kindergarten Epromotion cerecommendation from the National mony wiII be held at I p.m. June Merit Scholarship Program and 10, followed by a pre-school profour others were named Rhode motion ceremony at 10 a.m. June Island Scholars. II. Twenty-four college scholarships The Parent and Friend Steering were awarded. Group will mee! 7 p.m. June 8 with Special awards were given as the topic to be fund raising prefollows: sentations. .. School Service Award: Neil . A Mass closing the school year Lambert. Principal's Leadership will be held at 9 a.m. June 17 at St. Award: Heather Galligan. Sister Lawrence Church. Marian Geddes Award: Martha Students of the Month for June Casey. Sister Carmelita Grimes are as follows: . Award: Sean Walsh. Preschool: Joseph Mawhinney. Vinny Fagone Scholarship: Mi- . Kindergarten: Katie Thornill, chael Clarke. Father Gorman Brent Camara. Award: Andrew Hamilton. Sister Grades I through 4: James Ferus, Mary Faith Award: Cristina CaMatthew Donovan, Danny O'Neill, taldo. Timothy Hogan. Sister Virginia Quinlan Award: Grades 5 through 8: Nicholette Heather Galligan. Monsignor Shay McAuliffe, Peter Vieira, John Award: Paul Flanagan. Sister VinPerry, Jason Racicot. cent Ferrer Award: Joseph Warzycha.

Holy Family-Holy Name School

Heather GaIligan was presented the valedictorian medal and Paul Flanagan received the salutatorian medal.

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Senior Dierdre Palermino received a $1,000 scholarship from the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association. Two scholarships, based on academic accomplishments, particularly in foreign language, are awarded in the state annually. . Miss Palermino has studied five years of French, two years of Latin and one year of Spanish. This year she was president of the French Honor Society, Junior Classical League and National Latin Honor Society. She is ranked third in :her class. Fifteen students were recently inducted into the National Latin Honor Society. Students gain the honor by maintaining an average of 90 or above in Latin and an overall average of 80 or above.

• • • • Psychology teacher Peter Klin has received one of 30 grants awarded nationally by Beaver College in Glenside, PA.' He attend a summer project in natural science



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Bishop Connolly

Student government elections for the 1992-93 school year were held recently at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River. Student body officers, in order of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, a're Michael Donnelly, Jennifer Azavedo, Thomas Pavao and Catherine Martin. Class officers in the same order: Seniors: Brian Comeau, Jaime Dunne, Kathleen Abrams, Theodore Buxbaum. Juniors: Jefferson. Guimond, John Roderick, Matthew Doyle,. Craig Gaudreau. . . Sophomores: Jennifer Rezendes, Luke Methot, Sheila Reilly, Erik Gent.

Exorcising at the Y By Dan Morris "I have tried everything 1 can think of to lose weight," 1 complained to. my friend Jerry the other night. "It's useless." He nodded sympathetically. "What about diet and exercise?" I winced. "You know, Jerry, it's almost coming to that." There are many sound reasons why I avoid exercise. For beginners, exercise hurts. It hurts when you do it, and it hurts more the next day after have done it. Whoever made up the saying "No pain, no gain" should talk to me. 1 can gain like crazy with no pain whatsoever. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure "exercise" is a direct relative to the word "exorcism" or "exorcist." 1strongly suspect William Peter Blatty was in~ spired to write "The Exorcist" during an aerobics class at the YMCA. This suspicion was heightened by the countless cries for divine assistance 1 heard emanating from the weightliftingand exercise room just last night, many of them mine. I stretched, struggled and strained. I pushed, pulled and panted. 1 grunted, groaned and gasped. Finally I had on my exercise clothes and was ready to enter "the" room. Was 1 intimidated? Hah! How can a middle-aged chunky dressed in red sweat bottoms and a humongous sweatshirt (emblazoned "Sink in Sweat'.') be intimidated by a roomful of people in tank tops and stretch pants who undoubtedly dropped by en route from Olympic tryouts to an evening of

auditions for underwear commercials. "Did you want to use the incline bench?" asked one of the Y's floor supervisors. "Do Ilook that tired already?" I asked. "It's for sit-ups," he 'explained, pointing to the padded bench angled against a wall stand.' "You hook your feet under these pads and then do sit-ups." . "Up hill?'"I gasped. "Well, you can adjust it so it's level," he noted. "Any way you can get it to give you a little shove if you get stuck mid sit-up?" I asked. Actually, the sit-ups went well, although the last one (my fourth) caused quite a stir when I used William Peter Blatty's name in .v.ain.. I also tried the "stair stepper" (which should be called the "suck wind" machine), the stationary bicycle (perfect for me, the stationary rider) and the water fountain (the children's one, as it was difficult to reach the adult one from my knees). It could be my imagination, but I could swear I passed Father Damien as 1wobbled out the door.

First Duty "To be individually righteous is the first of all duties, come what may to one's self, to one's country, to society and to civilization itself."-Joseph W. Krutch

Recent box offIce hits 1. Lethal Weapon 3, 0 (R) 2. Basic Instinct, 0 (R) 3. Beethoven, A-II (PG) 4. White Men Can't Jump, A-III (R) 5. The Player, A-III (R) 6. Wayne's World, A-III (PG-13) 7. My Cousin Vinny, A-III (R) 8. The Babe, A-II (PG) 9. FernGully...The Last Rainforest, A-I (G) 10. City of Joy, A-II (PG-13)


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Highlander 2: The Quickening, A-III (R) Freejack, 0 (R) The Commitments, A-III (R) The Butcher's Wife, A-IV (R) UttJe Man Tate, A-II (PG) The People Under the Stairs, 0 (R) The Asher King, A-III (R) Deceived, A-,ll (PG·13)

Non-Cooperation With Evil "N on-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good."-Mohondas Gandhi

CorreCtion Coyle-Cassidy High School freshman Kate Tenney earned a third place award in the state science fair held recently at MIT in Boston. She also received the Boston Computer Society Award.She previously earned honorable mention for her project at CoyleCassidy and at the regional science fair at Bristol Community College. Her'awards were listed incorrectly in a previ9us Anchor. .

Abortion, iIIegal in Colombia, has become the leading method of birth control in the country, with more than 250,000 abortions performed on teen-agers every year, a government minister said. Health Minister Camilo Gonzalez Posso told a national conference of teenagers in Bogota May 27 that more than 250,000 abortions were carried out in Colombia each year on women below 19 years of age as a result of unwanted pregnancies. "This means that abortion has turned into the leading method of contraception in our country," Gonzalez Posso said, according to a Health Ministry statement.

A MAY PROCESSION and Crowning of Mary was led by these youngsters at St. Julie's parish, North Dartmouth. The children's choir and beautiful weather enhanced the r~cent ceremony.


list clllttesy of Variety

Symbols following reviews indicate both general and Catholic Films Office ratings, which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for general viewing; PG-13parental guidance strongly suggested for ~hildr.en under 13; PG-parental guidance suggest~d; R-restricted, unsuitable for children or young teens. Catholic. ratings: Al-ap.proved for children and 'adults; A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3-approved for adults only; A4-separate classification (given films not morally offensive which, however, require some analysis and explanation); O-morally offensive.


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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., June 5,1992' SEPARATED/DIVORCED

Iteering pOintl PUBLICITY CHAIRMEN are asked to submit news Items tor this column to The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, 02722. Name of city or town should be Included, aa well as lull dates 01 all acllvItles. Pleaae send news 01 future rather than past events. Due to limited space and also because notices 01 strictly parish allalrs normally appear In a parish's own bulletin, we are forced to limit Items to events 01 general Interest. Also, we do not normally carry notices of fundraising activities; which may be advertised at our regular rates, obtainable from The Anchor business olllce, telephone (508) 675-7151. On Steering Points Items, FR Indicates Fall River; NB Indicates New Bedford.

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, FR The patronal feast of the parish will be celebrated at II a.m. Mass June 14. A street procession will follow at 2:30 p.m. All welcome.

LEGION OF MARY Legion of Mary of St. Joseph's parish, Fairhaven, will sponsor block rosary 2 p.m. June 7; recitation of rosary will take place at outdoor statue of Blessed Mother followed by Benediction in the church and refreshments in church basement. All welcome. _ ST. JULIE BILLIART, N. DARTMOUTH RCIA inquiry session 7 p.m. June 8. D. of I. St. Patrick's Circle Daughters of Isabella will meet 7 p.m. June 10 in Old Town Hall, Somerset. Absorbent fabric needed to make cancer pads for Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home. Meeting will include Yankee swap.

CATHOLICS FR area support group meeting 7 p.m. June 9, O.L. Grace Church, Westport; spiritual director Father Gerard A. Hebert. Attleboro area meeting 7:30 to 9 p.m. June 9, St. Mary's rectory, N. Attleboro; information: 695-6161. Taunton area meeting 7 p.m. June 9, St. Joseph's parish center, N. Dighton. NB area meeting 7 to 9 p.m. June 10, Family Life Center, N. Dartmouth; Atty. Raymond Veary, former assistant district attorney in Bristol County, will speak on legal matters pertaining to divorce and separation cases.

CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE Adoration of Blessed Sacrament after 8:30 a.m. Mass today until start of 8:30 a.m. Mass tomorrow. RCIA inquiry session 7 to 8 p.m. June 8, parish hall. ST. THOMAS MORE, SOMERSET Donations for Fall River Community Foods Pantry will be collected in baskets at church doors this weekend.

SISTER MARIE Frechette, MSBT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Frechette of Our LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO Lady of the Assumption par234 Second Street A Meal for Charity will be served ish, Osterville, will celebrate • • Fall River, MA 02721 in the shrine cafeteria from 5 to 6:30 her silver jubilee in religious p. m. June 13, including rosemary • • Web Offset chicken, parsleyed potatoes, carrots life in June 14 ceremonies at Newspapers • and dessert. Part ofthe proceeds will I'IIIIIJ!I!I Printing & Mailing benefit an Attleboro area soup kit- the Philadelphia motherhouse IIiIIiiIIiI (508) 679-5262 chen, a literacy center and a women's of the Missionary Servants of house. Further information: 222- the Most Blessed Trinity. No~ J 5410. New Computerized Mailing J . E~1tering the community in ST. FRANCIS First Class Second Class 1965 after graduation from PRE-FRATERNITY, First Class Presort Carrier Route Coding WEST HARWICH high school, she continued A canonical establishment her education through college Third Class Bulk Rate Zip Code Sorting ceremony for St. Francis of Peace Third Class Non Profit List Maintenance Pre-Fraternity will be conducted at and graduate school, earning 2 p.m. June 14 at Holy Trinity a master's degree in social ALL TO USPS SPECIFICATIONS Church, West Harwich, by Anne work. Cheshire labeling on Kirk-Rudy 4-up Martinous, Holy Name province labeler. And Pressure Sensitive Labeling She has worked in that field minister for the Secular Franciscans. Mass will be concelebrated by Father in Philadelphia and in RochesInserting, collating, folding, Cornelius Kelly, OFM, with other ter, N.Y. Now with Catholic metering, sealing, sorting, addressing, priests, and delegates from six area sacking, completing USPS forms, Franciscan fraternities will attend. Social Services in the diocese direct delivery to Post Office The annual visitation and refresh- of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Fla., ... Printing . .. We Do It All! ments will follow the liturgy. Further she is a grief therapist and Call for Details (508) 679-5262 information: Dorothy Williams, 394works with divorced or separ4094. ated persons. She is one of five children. A brother, Father Thomas Frechette, is parochial v.icar at Holy Trinity parish, West Harwich; and brothers John and Robert are respectively a travel bureau account executive and a computer programmer. US; ~ A sister, Carol Gorineville, is a store manager and the mother of Hannah Marie, who has the unusual distinction of ~ (U(/(/ having her sister-aunt for her godmother and her priest~~ uncle for her godfather.



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"FATHER pAT" CONCERT, BOSTON Father Andre Patenaude, MS, will offer a concert at 2 p.m. June 28 at Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston, titled Rediscover Jesus through the Inspiration of the Healing Words and Music of Father Pat. Information on transportation:' Fran Gunning, (40 I)353-6959, evenings. LOWER CAPE ULTREYA Meeting 7:30 p.m. June 12, O.L. Cape Church, Brewster.

ST. PATRICK, SOMERSET Ed and Ted Rausch will present reflection at St. Patrick's Fellowship meetin~ 7 p.m. June 14; all welcome. ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO Healing service and Sunday Mass with Father William T. Babbitt 2:30 p.m. June 7. CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH Job Seekers Support Group meeting 7:45 p.m. June 8, parish center room I. Information: Carl and Joanne Claussen, 833-0425

Frozen embryo ruling called pro-abortion action WASHINGTON (CNS) - A state court ruling in favor of a man who wants to stop his ex-wife from using frozen embryos he helped create was called an example of a pro-abortion legal system in the United States. The Tennessee Supreme Court June I unanimously upheld the right of Junior Lewis Davis to refuse to become a father using seven embryos fertilized in a petri dish before he and Mary Sue Davis Stowe divorced three years ago. The five-member court said privacy rights allow Davis to refuse to be forced into fatherhood, whether by his ex-wife's use of the embryos to bear a child herself or through the donation of the embryos to another woman. But a spokesman for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops said the case "illustrates that our current legal situation is neither pro-choice nor pro-woman, but merely pro-abortion." Richard M. Doerflinger, associate director for policy development for the NCCB's Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, said the court's citation of Davis' "constitutionally protected right not to beget a chilq" fails to consider that the embryos already exist. "Mr. Davis has already begotten these embryonic children," Doerflinger said. "The issue before t~e court was whether these human beings already in existence will live or die - arid the court, incredibly, says it will give the benefit of the doubt to whichever party favors death." In their ruling, the justices said "the party wishing to avoid procreation should prevail," unless the other party demonstrated an inability to have children by any other means. Such is not the case for Mrs. Stowe, who has remarried, they said. Mrs. Stowe's emotional burden in having to give up the chance to bear children from the embryos will be great, the court conceded, but is "not as significant as the interest Junior Davis has in avoiding parenthood." A lower court gave Mrs. Stowe temporary custody ofthe embryos in September 1989. In that ruling, Circuit Judge W. Dale Young said "life begins at conception" and the embryos were "children in vitro," who deserved full state protection.

The embryos, created in a laboratory when the couple faced difficulty conceiving, consist offour to eight cells. The Tennessee Court of Appeals in 1990 ruled in Davis' favor, rejecting the argument that the embryos represent life. The Supreme Court expanded on that view, saying the embryos are neither people nor property "but occupy an interim category that entitles them to special respect because of their potential for human life." Doerflinger compared the Tennessee ruling to how a court would see a decision about whether to have an abortion. "Current abortion jurisprudence would not protect Mr. Davis' interest in his unborn children if the mother unilaterally wished to destroy them," Doerflinger's statement said. "But now it will protect his interest in making sure they do not survive, even against the mother's will." Mrs. Stowe had offered to let an anonymous, childless couple use the embryos, but the court said no, arguing that Davis would "face a lifetime of either wondering about his parental status or knowing about his parental status but having no control over it." The ruling said the clinic where the embryos are kept is free to "follow its normal procedure in dealing with unused pre-embryos, as' long as that procedure is not in conflict with this opinion."

Taxes for peace? WASHINGTON (CNS) - A 20-year-old proposal to permit taxpayers to designate whether their money is spent for military purposes has been revived in the U.S. House. At a recent hearing on the Peace Tax Fund Bill, Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton said the philosophy of refusing to pay taxes for military use can be supported by Catholic social teaching and permitted constitutionally as a religious freedom. He joined representatives of seven other religious denominations in testimony before the Select Revenue Measures subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, addressing the hearing in his capacity as founder and a past president of Pax Christi U.S.A., a Catholic peace movement.

IT'S THE TIME OF YEAR when the population of Cape Cod swells; and we would like to know of happenings of Catholic interest in that part of the Fall River diocese. If your parish has something special going on or if. you know of families or individuals whose story should be told (families hosting Fresh Air children or youngsters from Ireland, for instance), please let us know. One restriction: we can't publicize fund raising activities; that area belongs to our advertising department. Otherwise, please call Pat McGowan or Marcie Hickey at 675-7151 or fax us a note at 675-7048. Thank you and happy summer!


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