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Pope's Polish homecoming marked by humor, warmth WROCLA W, Poland (CNS) - Poland was clearly home, sweet home for Pope John Paul II during his first weekend in the country of his birth. After two years' absence, he was happy to be going back, despite reports of wet weather, he toldjournalists on the papal plane while still in Rome. And he laughed off the rain upon landing May 31, taking a moment during his prepared greeting on the slick tarmac at the Wroclaw airport to say he was relieved to be out of the Roman sun. But from the very start of the II-day pastoral visit, his longest yet to Poland, Pope John Paul was anything but flippant about his country and its people. "Every return to Poland is like coming once again under the family roof," he said, "where every little thing is a reminder of what is nearest and dearest to the heart. " In this first speech and in subsequent ones, he referred repeatedly to "my homeland." llis off-the-cuff comments, always delivered in his native Polish, glowed with warmth. It was evident. that his fellow Poles returned the pope's affection, topped with pride for a famous native son. For several miles along the road from the airport into town, they lined the streets by the thousands, hoisting umbrellas, banners and flags. For every Vatican flag, there seemed to be three of Poland's. The windows of homes throughout the city center were plastered with Pope John Paul's picture and messages in his mother tongue. In honor of the 46th International Eucharistic Congress taking place in town, some people had taped to their windows

paper outlines of chalices and wafers. In his first prolonged contact with a crowd, at the Wroclaw Cathedral that first afternoon, the pope lingered among the clergy who had filled every available space. Slowly he made his way toward the altar, pressing a hand here, giving a blessing there, and exchanging smiles all around Off to one side was a group of nuns who had no chance to get close to the pope as he came in. So some of them did the next best thing: They slipped under the restraining rope, stretched tautly as the people pressed forward, to cross the aisle and move up a few feet. A security guard tried to stop them, but if he turned his back lor justa moment, one of the nuns in asomber black habit would scurry past. Every time that happened, the remaining nuns giggled like schoolgirls. "We just want to see the Holy Father," one of them explained to the .bemused guard. He shook his head and smiled, able to muster up only mock anger at this breaking of the ranks. By the time Pope John Paul finished at the cathedral and held a private meeting with the Polish president, he was noticeably tired. But he was in good spirits that evening as he led a prayer with 7,000 participants from various faiths at the eucharistic congress. People at the concelebrated outdoor Mass that closed the congress the next morning seemed to appreciate the pope's personal touch. Helina Krajarska, a 50-year-old church decorator and architect for the Turn to Page 13

Spring general meeting June 19-21

.Full agenda faces bishops in Kansas City WASHINGTON (CNS) restructuring the National - The U.S. Catholic bis- Conference of Catholic hops will confront a full Bishops and U.S. Catholic agenda when they hold their Conference. If the ·bishops adopt the spring general meeting June restructuring proposals, the 19-21 in Kansas City, Mo. Major actions they face Kansas Cit.y meeting could be the last identified as a include: - A vote on a new nation- meeting of the NCCB and al collection for the home USCC. One of the proposmissions. als is to merge the two con- Approval of the last ferences under which the elements of the first com- bishops conduct their buspletely revised U.S. Sacra- . iness into a single confermentary in more than a ence with the name "U nited quarter-century. States Conference of Catho- A key vote on a long- lic Bishops," or USCCB. Other elements on the delayed new Lectionary, held up by Rome for five bishops' agenda include: years while disagreements - A pre-meeting halfover gender-inclusive lan- day workshop on issues of guage were being resolved. health care ministry facing - Approval of a major bishops in their dioceses. - First discussion of a new statement on Catholic draft st.rategic plan for comyouth ministry. - Approval of a new munications, with the inPast.oral Plan for Com- tention of bringing a final version of the plan to a vote munications. - First decisions to im- in November. - A proposal to move plement a six-year study on

the memorial of St. Camillus de Lellis from July 14 to July 18 on the liturgical calendar so that it will not conflict with the U.S. memorial July 14 of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, which always takes precedence. - Finishing up the voting - most of which was completed in Novemberon bishops to attend this fall's Synod of Bishops for America as delegates for the NCCB. If the bishops approve the proposed new home mission collection, it will be taken up in parishes each year on the last Sunday of April, starting in 1998. U.S. home missions used to get 40 percent of the annual rvtission Sunday Collection, 'but soon all of that collection is to be used to aid foreign missions. The proposed statement on youth ministry is titled Turn to Page 13





Father Nagle Father Bouchard Bornin Dothan, Alabama, FaAlso from New Bedford, Father ther Nagle was first as路si.gned to St. Bouchard began his parochial work John the Baptist parish in New at St. Joseph parish in Taunton. Bedford in 1972. Fran:. there, he Other assignments took him to ministered at St. Mary, Taunton, Notre Dame, Fall River; Holy St. Peter, Provincetown; and St. Family, Taunton; and St. Julie Margaret, Buzzards Ba~l: Billiart in North Dartmouth. While For 10 years, Father Nagle was at St. Julie's, he was also chaplain involved in hospital ministry at at his alma mater, Bishop Stang Morton Hospital in Taunton and High School. at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. In 1988, he was named pastor of In 1990, he was named pastor at Sacred Heart parish in North AttleImmaculate Conception in Taun.boro. Other diocesan appointments ton and was also spiritual director included assistant director of Religious Ed ucation, director of for the Taunton area Widowed Continuing Education for Clergy, Group. spiritual advisor of the Attleboro Four years later he moved to area St. Vincent de' Paul Society, Martha's Vineyard where he is and assistant to the Attleboro area currently pastor of St. Augustine, Marriage Preparation program. Vineyard Haven, Sacred Heart, Oak Currently, he serves as pastor of . Bluffs; and St. Elizabeth in EdgarCorpus Christi, East Sandwich, 'town. and as director .of the diocesan Stewardship Committee. Msgr. Hoye A Taunton native, MBgr. Hoye Father Goldrick F ATHER MURPHY spent the early years of his priestFather Goldrick began his priesthood at St. John parish in Attlely ministry at St. Ann's parish in boro and St. Mary's in Norton, In Raynham and later moved to serve 1975, he was named vice路officialis at Immaculate Conception, Taun~ of the Fall River Marriage Tributon; St. Margaret, Buzzards Bay; field, and St. Mark parish, Attlenal. Two years later, hI: became St. Lawrence, in his native New boro Falls, before being assigned assistant general secretary then Bedford; St. Pius X, South Yarto hospital ministry at Charlton associate general secretary and mouth; St. Elizabeth Seton, North Memorial Hospital in Fall River finally general secretary of the Falmouth; St. John Neumann, East in 1983. National Council of Catholic BishFreetown; and St. Theresa parish While serving at St. Mark's, he ops and the U.S. Catholil; Council in South Attleboro. In 1992, he was Attleboro area vocations coorin路 Washington D.C. . named administrator at St. was dinator and area chaplain for Girl Rita Church in Marion and became (; pon his return to the diocese in Scouts and Camp Fire. He was 1989, he was named a Marriage also chaplain for Bishop Feehan" pastor of St. Bernard's parish in Assonet two years later. Tribunal judge and Vicar EpiscoHigh School, Attleboro. Over the last 25 years, he has pal for the Attleboro/ Taunton In 1990, he was named director vicariate. He was moderator for of the diocesan Department of been involved with diocesan programs including' positions as rethe Diocesan Council of Catholic Pastoral Care for the Sick and Women'and Defender of the Bond became pastor of St. Patrick par- gional coordinator for We Carel We Share, Defender ofthe Bond at the at the Marriage Tribunal. Msgr. ish in Somerset three years later. Hoye is currently pastor of St. Father Bellenoit, coming full cir- diocesan Marriage Tribunal, and involvement with the Emmaus John the Evangelist parish in Attlecle, is currently pastor of St. Mary's program. boro. parish in Mansfield.

Nine celebrate jubilee years in priesthood Three priests who have served in the Diocese of Fall River are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their ordination to the priesthood this year. Fathers John P. Driscoll and Francis X. Wallace were both ordained at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, on May 31, 1947, by then Bishop James E. Cassidy, D.D. Father Clarence P. Murphy was ordained a Montfort Father on March I that same year. Father Driscoll, pastor of St. Lawrence parish, New Bedford, celebrated an anniversary Mass at the church on June I, exactly 50 years after he celebrated his first Solemn Mass. There was a reception for him in the school auditorium after last Sunday's noon Mass. Father Driscoll Father Driscoll was born in Fall River, the son of John W. and Julia (Curley) Driscoll. Following his ordination, he served as parochial vicar at Our Lady of the Assumption parish, Osterville; St. Lawrence parish, New Bedford; and SS. Peter & Paul parish, Fall River. He also served as administrator for Our Lady of Fatima, Swansea, and as p.astor of St. Francis of Assisi, New Bedford, and St. Lawrence, New Bedford, where he is today. His diocesan appointments include episcopal secretary and assistant general manager of the Anchor, a member of the Divine Worship Commission, and president of the Priests' Senate. He has chaired the Priests' Personnel Board, was a member of the Board of Diocesan Consultors and was dean of the New Bedford area. Additionally, Father Driscoll was a Fall River Public Library t~ustee . and was moderator of the New Bedford Catholic Woman's Club. Father Wallace Father Wallace celebrated his jubilee on ~ay 25 with an 11:15 a.m. Massat St. Patrick's Church, Falmouth, followed by a tented reception on the church grounds. He was born in Beverly, the son of Harry W. and Florence L. (Hayes) Wallace. After his ordination, he was parochial vicar at Corpus Christi parish, E. Sandwich, before entering the Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Army in 1951. He served with the Army for 26 years, with his assignments including duty in Korea and Germany as well as in the United States. He retired in 1977 with the rank of colonel.

In June of that year he returned to the diocese and was assigned as parochial vicar at St. Patrick's parish, Falmouth, where he remained until his retirement in November, 1994. During his time at St. Patrick's, he also served as chaplain at Falmouth Hospital and min'istered to homebound patients within the parish. Father Murphy Father Murphy was born in Boston, the son of William and路 Ellen (O'Keefe) Murphy. He was ordained a Montfort Missionary at St. Mary's Church, Queens, New York. Following his ordination, he served in various capacities and locations and from 1962 to 1966, was superior ohhe former Montfort house in Taunton. ' In 1968, he was incardinated in' 'the Fall River diocese, and was for a year parochial vicar at St. Mary's parish, Mansfield. In July, 1969, he was named pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption parish, Osterville, serving there until his retirement in July of 1993. , "

Silver jubilees Silver anniversary celebrations have been going on throughout the diocese as six priests reach 25 . years in the priesthood. Fathers Gastao Oliveira, George ,c. Bellenoit, Marcel H. Bouchard, Timothy J. Goldrick, Michael R. Nagle and Msgr. Daniel F. Hoye were all ordained in 1972 and have served within the Fall River diocese. Father Oliveira Born in' Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, he was ordained for the diocese of Carmona in Angola and served there as parochial vicar at the Cathedral of Carmona and then pastor of Our Lady' of Fatima Church in Carmona City. He also served on the diocesan tribunal, presbyteral council and as diocesan director of communicationS,and the Cursillo move-" ment. Father Oliveira began his work in the Fall River diocese in 1975 as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Health, Fall River, then Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, New Bedford, and, Santo Christo in Fall River. He was named pastor of St. Anthony of Padua, Ne.w Bedford, in 1994 and currentl.y serves as pastor of Santo Christo parish, Fall River, and director of communications for the Portuguese minis'try. Father Bellenoit A New Bedford native, Father Bellenoit first served as parochial vicar at St. Mary Church, Mans-









.Diacoriate applic'ations' being accepted The pre-application process for formation of the sixth class of candidates for the diocesan permanent diaconate program is now underway. Interviews will continue until the last week in August. At that time men approved for applicatioll will begin the admission process. Formal pursuit of ordination to the permanent diaconate will begin in January 1998. The application and admission process will not be repeated until 2002; in othl:r words, the seventh class of deacon candidates will not begin studies until September 2003. Considering that the age cutoff for application to the diaconate program is 52, this scheduling change should be noted by priests of the diocese, of whom most potential candidates are likely to. make initial inquiries. Father John F. Moore, diocesan director of the diaconate program, said "It is more than gratifying to know that many priests in parish ministry take a deep interest in the permanent diaconate. This support is needed not only for the good of the Church but also for the mutual support needed by. priests and deacons within the framework of Holy Orde:rs." Father Moore recalled that the permanent diaconate was restored

by the bishops of the world at the time of the Second VatiCl,ln Council in anticipation of the Church's growing need for the ministries of sacrament, word and charity, at that time mainly the concern of bishops and priests. After studying the office of deacon as exercised in the early Church, the bishops decided to restore the ministry, opening it to both married and single men. Because deacons share the sacrament of Holy Orders, they are not to be considered glorified altar boys or janitors, noted Father Moore. "In some situations," he said, "those already participating in the Sacrament of Orders have failed to understand the restored order of deacon and have harbored such misapprehensions. "It must be repeated," he continued, "that the permanent diaconate is a true and real $haring in the Sacrament of Orders. Priests must be aware of this, lest they try to relegate the diaconate to an inferior state or feel that the order has little relevance to the expression of ministry in their particular parish." Father Moore said, however, that as the diaconal community continues to build on "solid grounds of cooperation and understanding, it is inspiring to see how

Diocese of Fall River

OFFICIAL His Excellency, the Most Reverend Sean O'Malley, O.EM., Cap., Bishop of Fall River, has made the following appointments: . Deacon David P. Akin, Deacon at St. Pius X Parish, South Yarmouth Deacon James Barrett, Jr., Deacon at Our Lady of Victory Parish, Centerville Deacon A. Anthony Cipriano, Deacon at Parish, Attleboro


John the Evangelist"

Deacon Chester O. Cook, Deacon at St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Provincetown Deacon Leonard C. Dexter, Jr., Deacon at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Pocasset Deacon Frank D. Fantasia, Deacon at SI. Elizabeth Seton Parish, Falmouth Deacon Michael P. Guy, Deacon at St. Francis Xavier Parish, ~~~


Deacon Victor Haddad, MD, Deacon at SI. Thomas More Parish, Somerset Deacon.Robert J. Hill, Deacon at SI. Joseph Parish, Taunton Deacon Edward J. Hussey, Deacon at SI. Patrick Parish, Somerset Deacon Joseph E Mador, Deacon at Holy Redeemer Parish, Chatham Deacon Dana G. McCarthy, Deacon at Holy Trinity Parish, West Harwich Deacon Norman F. McEnaney, Deacon at SI. Joan of Arc Parish, Orleans Deacon Joseph P. Medeiros, Deacon at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Taunton Deacon Eduardo M. Pacheco, Deacon at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, New Bedford Deacon Thomas P. Palanza, Deacon at SI. Mary Parish, IyIansfield Deacon Abilio Dos Anjos Pires, Deacon at Our Lady ofMt. Carmel Parish, New Bedford Deacon Jeremiah J. Reardon, Deacon at SI. Mary Parish, South Dartmouth I Deacon Eugene H. Sasseville, Deacon at Sacred Heart Parish, New Bedford Deacon Mark G. Shea, Deacon at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Swansea Deacon Walter Thomas, Deacon at SI. Mary Parish, Mansfield

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many parish priests have shared their enthusiasm for this work of the Lord. "In such a spirit," he said, "the hopes and ideals of the Vatican Fathers will truly be realized by those who witness in Holy Orders to the spirit of fraternal charity that should exist among bishops, priest and deacons. Those interested in the sixth class of the permanent diaconate program should contact Rev. John F. Moore, Director, Office of the Permanent Diaconate, 500 Slocum Rd, No. Dartmouth, MA 02747

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No child soldiers I VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Pope John Paul 1\ asked the international community to help curb the deployment of children as armed combatants in wars around the world. "These inexperienced and fragile people are themselves the first victims of violence and warfare!" he said recently. "If we want peace, let's provide an education in peace to those who are preparing to build the society of the future," he said. He made the remarks a few days before the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva was scheduled to hold a special session on juridical protection of children and minors in armed conflicts.


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Give a nod to humor in the church By Father Eugene Hemrick being left out of the Anglo mainIf the church is to make a sucstream, youth who see religion as old-fashioned and aged people cessful transition into the third millennium, we're all going to need whose wishes for the church may to cultivate a better sense of humor. differ greatly from the, wishes There are too many signs that among younger people. Other signs of tension are found we're uptight, which means we in the negative suspicions voiced can't operate at our best. It has been demonstrated many whenever a new bishop is aptimes that in this world, success pointed; in theologians fighting with Rome; and in the wave of depends on your good humor. . The signs of stress today are .criticism whenever the pope writes seen, for example, in the co'ntinu- on a topic that touches personal ing loss of young priests, many of lives. Often these criticisms lead whom were the promise of the into a prolonged war of words. With all of this in mind, I feel church's future. When asked why they leave, they say that they. never pretty confident in saying that envisioned the priesthood as they we'd be making healthier progress experienced it. It didn't match if we all had a better sense of humor. Does this sound flippant? their expectations. They point to long hours, and It isn't when humor is seen as the polarization between parishioners virtue it is. and priests and within the church Humor comes from the Latin at large. word "umor," meaning liquid or They also didn't expect the life- fluid. In the Middle Ages it restyle they entered, especially the ferred to an energy related to a living situation, which tends to be bodily fluid and emotional state. pandemonium and to lack community spirit. Though they may be surroun'ded by people, they com- 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 THEANCHORCUSPS-S4S-020). Periodical ' Po ta P'd t Fall Ri PI.ain 0 f loneliness. ver, M ass. Publ'IShed s ge lU a A second sign of uptightness is weekly except for the first two weeks in July seen among parishioners who are and the week after Christmas at 887 Highextremely conservative or extreme- land Avenue, Fall River, Mass. 02720 by the Iy liberal. And we meet irate wo- Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River, men who feel slighted by the Subscription price by mail, postpaid $14.00 per year. Postmasters send address changes church, people from other cultural to The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, MA ,~~~~r.o.u~~~~h_o_c.0.~~la~~~~~t- " 02722:---" .- "., .. _.. <.", .- -' .',

This energy was believed to determine one's health and dis'oosition. Humor helps us to remain ~elldisposed to life by going with its flow as much as possible:, thus 'it also helps us to practice kindness. Humor nudges those of us who tend to be set in our ways to loosen up when things don't add up. It reminds us that life is filled with . gaps and oddities, and to learn to live, with these in order to have a life. . More often than not, something in our· lifestyle is not to our liking. People misunderstand ea:h other or slight each other. And this teaching or that teaching isn't found equally agreeable by everyone. Humor tells us to open our eyes, and see that we haven't reached heaven yet, where everything will be in harmony and to our liking. Loosen up. Get into a healthier flow of life. Stop letting evc:rything eat at you. Begin anew. I'm not saying we should condone everything and anything. But we can seek out the lighter side of life's situations, even if we take life seriously. There is something comic about everything human. Remember, being able to laugh helps us to be kind, and after a good laugh we find it easit:r to get serio~s,in.a good. wa~, .".

Native son returns for 125th anniversary parish celebration MostRev. Joseph P. Delaney, Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, and native of Sacred Heart parish in Fall River, will be the main celebrant at a Mass at Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. June 13.

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Sacred Heart celebrate the parish's 125th anniversary. Bishop Dc~laney, who grew up in Fall River, served as a religious education instructor at the former Monsignor Coyle High School, Taunton, and as assistant supe:rintendent of schools while a young priest, before he moved to Texas in 1967. All are welcome to the liturgy and are invited to a reception in the parish center following the Mass.

Catholic school will be a requirement for admission to the preparation program," said the pastor. "Our goal is to strengthen and enrich our programs for young people," he continued,"and recent tragedies involving Sandwich youth underscore the importance of youth ministry." Father Bouchard noted that .. Mrs. Boucher will need the cooperation and efforts of many ad ult and youth volunteers. Her role, however, is not to take on parents responsibility, but to coordinate efforts provided and advocated by the church." Mrs. Boucher has been a member of Corpus Christi parish for eight years. She and her hus,band David have three children, ages 17, 15 and 10. She teaches at Forestdale School, Sandwich, and has also, taught religious education for 22 years. She is involved in prayer and scripture study groups at Corpus Christi and is a member of the parish liturgy committee and coordinator for Eucharistic ministers.


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Sister M. Florence Gilmore, superior of" the Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home in Fall River, has been electd to the governing council of the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne. The Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home, like all seven homes run by this religious community, nurses incurable cancer patients. LIMA, Peru (CNS) - ArchAlso elected to the council were bishop Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne Sister M. Christopher Sheridan of Ayacucho, Peru, a leading serving in Atlanta, G A; Sister Anne mediator during the hostage crisis Marie. former Mother General; in Lima, "suspected the coming· and Sister M. Kevin Clutterbuck, (military) intervention and tried to serving in Lower Manhattan. avoid it," said a government source. Elected to lead the community for According to the source, Archthe next four years was Sister Marie Edward Deutsch, the ninth bishop Cipriani, spokesman for Mother General in the communithe Commission of Guarantors that negotiated during the hostage ty's 96 year history. The General Chapter consists of crisis, was concerned that a miltwo sisters from each of the comitary intervention at the Japanese munity's seven homes, the elected Embassy could result in a high officers and the Mother General. death toll or injury to the hostages. In a swift operation April 22, 140 A General Chapter meeting is held elite Peruvian troopS rescued the every four years to take action on items of major interest to the con72 mostly middle-aged men held gregation and to elect the Mother by members of the Tupac Amaru General and the General Council. Revolutionary Movement for 126 days. ~ ~

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Cape parish names youth ministry head Deborah M. Boucher will join the pastoral staff at Corpus Christi parish, East Sandwich, as director of a newly formed youth ministry program and assistant director of religious education. Hc:r appointment, effective July I, and establishment of the youth ministry program were announced by Rev. Marcel H. Bouchard. Corpus Christi pastor. "Filling these posts implements a plan formulated a year ago by our Religious Education Advisory Council, calling for shifting confirmation to 10th grade and developing other social, cultural and religious activities for youths in grades 7 through 12," said Father Bouchard. Eighth graders who enrolled in the confirmation program last April will receive the sacrament in 9th grade in the spring of 1998. Current 7th-grade students will be confirmed in 10th grade in 2000. "Confirmation will continue to require a two-year preparation period in grades 9 and 10 and satisfactory completion of grade 8 in a religious education program or a


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Judith Zimmer has written a book about mothers who found childbirth a positive and joyful experience. Just before Mother's Day this year the book caught my eye because its title was so uplifting: "Labor of Love, Mothers Share the Joy of Childbirth" (John Wiley & Sons). I wondered about the author. ' Actually, Zimmer, mother of a son, wrote this book because of her own experience. In spite of the fact that she had had a slow labor, she felt she had a very positive experience, profoundly joyful. Yet, when she talked to other mothers, she found that those who called the childbirth experience positive were few and far between. "U nfortunately, many of us hear childbirth horror stories more frequently than positive birthing stories," she writes. As she looked into why this is so, the author concluded that how a woman relates to childbirth has much to do with other issues traditionally affect~ ing women - like feeling out of control or powerless, being at the mercy of biology and even believing that a woman is supposed to suffer in childbirth. Zimmer began to talk to mothers, asking them to share their stories, hoping to find enough women with positive childbirth experiences to be able to write a book that would inspire women to find ways of making childbirth the joyful experience it can be. Her book presents the first-person accounts of 19 mothers, some of whom had difficult labors, some C-sections, but all of whom had incredible joy in giving birth. If there is a bottom line, it is that each of them had done their homework about what awaited them, had chosen their doctors or midwives with great care and asked lots of questions. In other.words, each had participated in the childbirth decisions that would affect her personally. They were, in effect, in charge. ' Here I am, a grandmother, and I found myself reading the book wit!l great interest, probably

FATHER DENIS McNelis, chaplain of the Rose Hawthorne'Lathrop Home, Fall River, prepares to bless the new ramp at the home. Sister Florence, OP, superior of the home, is ready to cut the ribbon while Dr. Frank Lepreau; medical director of the home andTony Santos (far right), who directed construction of the ramp, look on. The new addition is located at the main entrance of the facility.

and Queens. Sessions are held for By Tracy Early NEW YORK (CNS) - Any a week annually at St. John's Unireasons that might be given for versity, and he has been a frequent cloning human beings are really lecturer. His presentation also included a reasons for not doing it, according discussion of current developto a prominent Jesuit ethicist. Father Richard A, McCormick, ments in gene therapy. He said ethics professor at the University many efforts were under, way to of Notre Dame, said in a New use it as a means of curing disYork address that someone would eases, but the results so far were likely try to do with a human being "sobering." what was recently done in Scot"Not a single person has been' land with a sheep. "There are cured of anything," he said. Father many things wrong with that," he McCormick said this kind of gene therapy, if it became successful, said. Father McCormick said cloning would raise no serious ethical quesmight be proposed as a way of get- tions. But he said serious questing an organ donor. But that, he tions do arise when people prosaid, would be wrong because it pose using gene therapy to change would mean using the cloned indi- the characteristics of children, what vidual for someone else's purposes. is sometimes called "genetic enSuch activity amounts to an gineering.:' instrumental view of the human One reservation comes from the person, using a human person as a lack of knowledge about what the means, and is therefore ethically total results would be, he said. A unacceptable, he said. procedure that kept a child from Sim,ilarly, it would be wrong to inheriting some disease might cause clone in order to replace a child some other undesired effect, he who had died, Father McCormick said. Father McCormick also quessaid. The cloning procedure would "instrumentalize" the person tioned the desire to "program for a brought into existe'nce for that certain human quality" and then , judge the person "in terms of that purpose, he said. He also speculated that some quality." Some people might evalpeople might wish to clone them- uate people in terms of skin color selves as a way of extending them- and try to "program" a child to selves further into the future. That, have a skin color considered preftoo, is reducing the person to a erable, he said. He said the idea of "genetic means, as well as acting in a narengineering" to, produce certain cissistic way. mental and emotional qualities was "One McCormick is enough in "sheer scientific fantasy." Too many this world," he declared. Father McCormick discussed factors, including the environmental, affect development of those cloning in a prese~tation at a program held for administrators qualities for intervention to sucof Catholic hospitals by the Catho- ceed, he said. "Ethically, it's all bad," he said. lic Medical Center of Brooklyn









By Antoinette Bosco When I was on the staff at the Health Sciences Center at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, I was in charge of a program called "Contemporary Issues in Health Care and Public Policy." One program brought in childbirth profe:,sionals to talk on the topic "Humanizing Childbirth." Today, thank the Lord, that subject would no longer be considered new or radical as it was in the mid- '70s. Even hospitals have changed. Many of them have birthing rooms that are more like living moms, and offer dinner and sleeping arrangements 掳to accommodate fathers. The time of childbirth is a time for beauty and joy in a woman's life. Yes, there is pain, !iometimes excruciating beyond description, but it is for a purpose. In childbirth we participate with God in creation, giving the gift of life. It is, indeed, as Zimmer says, "a labor of love." This mother's book is honest and reassuring, offer'ing a wealth of practical experience for a mother-tobe, with warmth and humor. I wish it had been around a long time ago. 0

Is tomboy daughter a concern?

Human cloning always morally wrong, says ethicist


because it brought back memories of my own deliveries in a time when things were much different. The doctors were mostly male and never for a minute considered you might want to have a ,ay in the delivery of your child. I remember having ether thrown in my face to shut me up becaUSI: I asked a legitimate question during labor!


Dear Dr. Kenny: Our 12-year-old daughter is a tomboy. She likes to play basketball and baseball, and now she wants to go out for the路football team, . She has never played with dolls. Even when she was younger, she preferred the company of boysto girls. N~w,she wears boys' clothes and acts aggressively. Should we be worried? - New York Worried about what? That she will be or is homosexual? ' That she is aggressive? We have received letters from parents who worry that their boys 'act like girls, but yours is our first letter concerned that a daughter may be too masculine. Is she or lllight she become homosexual? Depending on how homosexuality is defined, from 2 percent to 10 percent of our population is gay. Most experts agree that such tendency is genetically based and not likely to be primarily formed by childhood experiences. ' In other words, her playing boys' games and acting boyish is not likely to cause her to become gay. 'Nor does it mean that she is gay. She may, in fact, be acting like a boy because our society still rewards and values the' male role more. Your second worry was that she might be too aggressive. Whether a person can be too aggressive depends on what is meant. The word "aggression" is originally a Latin word meaning "movement against." Having the self-confidence, the energy and ability to move against things that are wrong, unfair and evil is highly desirable. Aggression can fuel competition, .and then it becomes "movement against" people. Competition is good in moderation, but it can become a dog-eatdog annihilation of the other person. Aggression can ,also degenerate into violence where physical harm is done to others. Hurting other people is not a desirable quality for males or females. In your concern'for your daughter, don't worry so much whether she is acting like a boy, but watch for instances where her aggression becomes hurtful to others. Do what you can to help her draw the line between asserting herself and ca using pain to others. In 'general, your letter is about sex roles. Boys are more adventurous and assertive in part because they have more testosterone:Most boys have a physiological advantage over most girls in activities requiring physical forwardness. Girls are more nurturant, a quality fostered by female hormones. Most girls have a comparable advantage over boys in compassion and "mothering." The above hormonal predispositions are why the traditional male and female roles were defined the way they were and why the woman became the pre-

ferred homemaker and the man became the breadwinner. , Sadly, the' role of homemaker became undervalued. Cooking, cleaning, caring for the young and the sick, shopping, educating, helping with homework are all important tasks, but they seemed to lose their glamour.

With Dr. James & .' Mary Kenny Men have said they work so that these ta:;ks can be accomplished, so that the family can function. However, because no salary was paid, no Social Security was deducted, in time the role路 of homemaker acquired a lower status. Your daughter wants to play rugged sports and be assertive. Good. Don't worry. But help her also, through example and providing opportunities, to find the nurturant and caretaking part of herself. Reader questions on family living and chUd care to be answered in print are invited. Address Gluestions: The Kennys; St. Joseph's College; 219 W. Harrison; Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

Daily Readings June 16 2 Cor 6:1-10; Ps 98:1-4; Mt 5:38-42 June 17 2 Cor 8:1-9; Ps 146:~:,5-9; Mt 5:43-48 June 18 2 Cor 9:6-11; Ps 112:1-4,9; Mt 6:1-6,16-18 June 19 2 Cor 11 :1-11; Ps 111:1-4,78; Mt6:7-15 June 20 2, Cor 11: 18,21 b-30; Ps 34:2-7 June 21 2 Cor 12:1-10; Ps 34:B-13; Mt 6:24-34 June 22 Jb 38: 1,8-11; Ps 10'7:2326,28-31; 2 Cor 5:14-17; Mk 4:35-41 ',\



Do we know who doesn't get to heaven? Q. My dad is an agnostic and my mother is Southern Baptist. I be,came a Catholic a few years ago. Recently, my wife and I took my mother with us to Mass, then went with her to her Baptist service. After detailing the beauty of the golden streets of heaven, the pastor there said: "Some things you won't see in heaven. You won't see Adolph Hitler.... You won't see Jeffrey Dahmer." We took offense to that. Who is anyone to tell us who is in heaven and who is not? What is the Catholic Church's position on heaven, who goes there and who doesn't? (Maryland) A. I'm not sure how that pastor's remarks square with Baptist teaching, but they do not reflect the belief of the Catholic Church nor, I think, of most other Christian denominations. The church teaches,. and aways has, that human beings have it in their power deli1:lerately and completely to turn themselves away from God. They can reject his invitation to friendship and life by a radical selfishness which definitely separates them from other people and from God. Thus, hell is theoretically possible for any of us if we end our lives totally closed off from goodness, from God. The question is whether any human being has ever ended life on earth in this condition. We do not know; nor can any human insights or knowledge tell us. Certain men and women are seen from our perspective to be good candidates, among them perhaps Hitler or Stalin or Dahmer or Judas. But the secrets oftheir hearts are hidden from us, nor can we have a clue about what the powerful grace of Christ might have accomplished in their final moments and hours. Pope John Paul II movingly speaks of this mystery in his book "Crossing the Threshold of Hope." "Can God. who loves man so much," he asks. "permit the man who rejt:cts him to be condemned to eternal torment? "The silence of the church is, therefore, the only appropriate position for Christian faith. "Even when Jesus says of Judas, the traitor, 'It would be better for that man if he had never been born' (Mt 26:24) his words do not allude for certain to eternal damnation'" (p. 186).

Again, we simply do not know. Q. Is it permissible for a Catholic to be buried in a non-denominational cemetery? The one I speak of has a separate section for members of the Jewish faith. Other sites mingle people of all faiths. Also, maya non-Catholic spouse be buried with her husband in a Catholic cemetery? I know it is done, but there seem to be restrictions where I live. (Iowa) A. From the beginning, Christians have been concerned that funeral rituals and burials of their dead brothers and sisters reflect their beliefs about the


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Fri., June 6, 1997


Leader dies NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS)Holy Cross Father William M. Lewers, former head of the U.S. bishops' Office of International Justice and Peace and former provincial superior of his order, died of cancer April 19 at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame. The priest,

who was 69 years old, was buried April 24 at the Holy Cross community cemetery on the University of Notre Dame campus following a funeral Mass at the university's Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

SaJlivan)s Est. 1962

Q••• • •eI AaB• • • • By Father John J. Dietzen sacredness of the human body and the resurrection. For this reason they set aside special spaces for their dead, a custom the church continues today. However, this policy is not so strict as to rule out either option you mention. Canon law provides explicitly for Catholic burial in other cemeteries. Where possible, sections in civil or other religious cemeteries may be set aside for Catholic burial. Where this is not practical, individual graves are blessed at the time of a Catholic burial (Canon 1240). People of other faiths (spouses who are not Catholic are a common example) may be buried in a Catholic cemetery. This practice is common. Each diocese or province may have its own policies on these matters, however, so it's best to ask your parish priest about details. A free brochure answering qu~stions Catholics ask about receiving the holy Eucbarist is available by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Father John Dietzen, Holy Trinity Church, 704 N. Main St., Bloomington, III. 61701. Questions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen at the same address.

Secret to a lasting marriage, No. 42 By Dan Morris

Husband (whispering exasperway to rip your speaker phone out atedly to wife): "Well?" by its little wire roots." Secret to a Lasting Marriage, Wife: "Hold your horses. I Speaker phone: "Bzzzt. Vurrrp. No. 42: Find out as early as possihaven't even read the menu yet." Zzzzph. Thank you. That will be ble if you and your spouse or Speaker phone: "Will there be $7.39 at the second window." fiance are fast-food, drive-throughWife (to man): "Bzzzt. Vurrrp. anything else?" window compatible. Zzzzph." Man (to phone): "Uh, sorry. Fast-food, drive-through incom- Just a sec." (Turns and makes Husband: "Same to you." patibility does not need to become popping-eye-balls glare at wife .. Your comments are welcome an impediment to a long, happy Grips steering wheel in both hands. always. Pleasl: send them to Uncle marriage. However, if left unRocks forward and back). Dan,25218 Meadow Way, Arlingtreated, it can lead to problems Woman: "Ask him if they put ton, Wash. 98223. up to and including 300-mile argumayonnaise on their fish sandments over why you were not wiches or that yetchy spread with willing to circle back through the all the sour pickles." drive-through to demand the extra Man (to speaker phone): "What tartar sauce your mate had ordered June 8 do you put on your fish sand(but not received), if for no other wiches?" 1961, Rev. John S. Czerwonka, . reason than the fact she/he claims Assistant, St. Stanislaus, Fall River Speaker phone: "It's a white you would have done it if it had fish. Cod or pollack or something June 9 been your extra tartar that had like that. Do you want to change 1945, Rev. Timothy J. Calnen, been viciously deleted. your order from a cheeseburger to Pastor, St. Joseph, Woods Hole But let liS not get ahead of a fish sandwich?" 1966, Rev. Joseph S. Larue, Man: "No. No. Not what kind ourselves. Pastor, Sacred Heart, North AttleYOli see, drive-through situa- of fish. What kind of spread do boro tions tend to distill the essence of you put on the fish sandwich." .June 10 Speaker phone: "The yetchy the stereotypical '- yet hard to 1915, Rev. William H. Curley, stuff with sour pickles." deny --. differences between men Pastor, SS. Peter and Paul, Fall Man (to phone): "Can you guys and women when it comes to shopRiver hear people talking in their cars?" ping. 1949, Rev. George A. Meade, Speaker phone: "Will there be Many (if not most) men already Chaplain, St. Mary's Home, New anything else?" know what they want before they Bedford Man (to wife): ''1 don't know driv~ into the par'king lot, much June 11 less before they see the "Drive- . why we are using the drive-through 1973, Rev. Msgr. Augusto L: when we could have used the postThrough Lane" sign. Furtado, Pastor Emeritus, St. al service." John of God. Somerset Many (if not most) women want Wife (to man): "For heaven's 1986, Re~. Richard J. Wolf, to read the menu a couple of times, sake, what is the panic? (Yelling S.J., Bishop Connolly High School, compare prices, consider options, past man to speaker phone) I'll maybe try something new, per- take the small order of fish and .Fall River haps ask the speaker phone a few June 12 chips - extra tarta'r, please." questions about the entrees. 1966, Rev. Thomas H. Taylor, Speaker phone: "Small fish and Speaker phone: "May I take chips, chocolate shake, bacon Pastor, Immaculate Conception, your order?" cheeseburger, large fries.· Anything Taunton June 13 Husband: "Chocolate shake, else?" 1974, Rev. Edward F. Donahue, Husband: "Yes. If you forget large fries, bacon cheeseburger." the extra tartar sauce, my wife S.J., Boston College High School, Speaker phone: "Will that be it?" here will drive 75 miles out of her Dorchester


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-,Splendor, glory of St. Anthony's Church,NB, return through a labor of love By Dave Jolivet Anchor staff On May 24, Bishop Sean O'Malley, OFM, Cap., ordained 26 men as permanent or transitional deacons in a magnificent ceremony. What made that very spe:cial event even more spectacular was the magnificent surroundings of the church where it was held, St. Anthony of Padua, New Bl:dford. The 256-foot steeple of the majestic edifice can easily be seen from many points in New Bedford and beyond. But it's the interior that takes your breath away. Entering the church for special occasions, your eyes are immediately drawn to the radiance of hundreds of light bulbs cascading down the many archways on the ceiling. Past the illuminations are inspirational holy scenes painted higH above. It seems that t:verywhere you gaze, angels are returning your glance. Marvelous stained glass scenes glow with the help of the daylight outside. Several statues of saints rim the sanctuary from on high. Above and behind the main altar, cut into the wall, are large, colorsplashed statues of the Vision of St. Anthony. The marble pulpit appears to glow as it stands above the congregation. The pews and the hardwood floors are wonderfully refinished and shiny. But as recently as five years ago, the scene was quite different. The hardware was all in place, but buried beneath 40 years of exposure to an antiquated heating system" candle soot and the usual deposits of dust and grime. The metamorphosis was largely due to St. Anthony's pastor, Rev. Edmond R. Levesque. He and a small band of helpers have renovated the vast interior in the span of just under three years. It wasn't just a quick dusting and polishing job;

THE SPLENDOR and the glory of the interior of St. Anthony's Church, New Bedford, has been restored because of the hard work of Father Levesque and a few helpers. (Photo courtesy of S1. Anthony's parish) the renovations were done with care and precision. The skill to take on the challenge presented by St. Anthony's is in Father Levesque's blood. His father, Desire Levesque, was super-

SET ABOVE and behind the main altar is a spectacular statuary of the Vision of St. Anthony. The scene sets up to 21 feet into'the wall. (Anchor/ Jolivet photo)

intendent of the old Msgr. Prevost High School in Fall River and later became the carpenter and sexton for the old Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in that city. Other family members still work in carpentry and construction. "I come from a family that knew construction," said Father Levesque. That experience has been an asset to St. Anthony's. The pastor has done plumbing, painting, plastering, stripping, sanding and staining. He even set up the metal staging in the church, sometimes reaching as high as 65 feet. His partners during this restoration process have been Raymond Clemmey at the beginning and later Joe Alves, Ron Rheaume (his nephew), John Peltier, the janitor, and Patricia DeAndrade, the housekeeper. "Patricia is very artistic and she spent a number of hours on the staging up to 60 feet high restoring and rejuvenating the paintwork," said Father Levesque. Sometimes she added decorations to spots that needed something more. Whatever nel:ded cleaning was cleaned, and whatever needed painting was painted. One tricky part of the restoration was the statues of the Vision of St. Anthony. "Ron and I had to sit and figure out how to set up the staging to do the repairs on the statues," said Father Levesque. "The problem was that the scene is set up to 21 feet deep into the wall. Once we figured it out, Ron set it up." Some of the statues needed new fingers and DeAndrade sculpted them. "Some of the fingers were missing, and som~ we broke during the restoration," admitted Father Levesque. "But Pat did a remarkable job with the replacements." The stained glass windows were

cleaned and, when necessary, were releaded. "In the back of the church we repainted the entries with brighter colors," said Father Levesque. The floors and the pews were stripped and refinished. "That part ofthe job took a year to complete," he said. Construction of the church began in 1902 and was completed in 1910. Three years were lost because part of the roof collapsed and legal battles ensued. Just as in the days before color television, the interior of the church lacked color. "Everything was green," said Father Levesque. But in the

early 1950s, 5t. Anthony's experienced a renovation. Color was added to the walls and statues, stained glass windows were installed and a marble pulpit replaced the original wooden one. Today, through the efforts of Father Levesque and company, that 1950s luster has been restored. He became pastor of St. Anthony's in 1990 and immediately focused on bringing St. Anthony's School up to snuff. For two years, he and Clemmey did plumbing, painting and window replacements in the school. Then, when things were bearable there, their focus turned to the church. "I started a special collection to raise money to take care of the restorations," said Father Levesque. "All of the work done is paid for thanks to the generosity of the parishioners here." There is a plaque with the names of the contributors at the main entrance of the church. There are still a couple of interior projects to finish. "I'm looking into the feasibility of changing from steam heat, which is very expensive, to hot water which is less expensive and much cleaner." That will make the maintenance upkeep that much easier. Another future project is a renovation of the church's tile floors. Structurally, the exterior is very sound, but according to Father Levesque, 68, "it could stand a cleaning." He mentioned that that is something he could do himself, except for the large steeple. Reaction to the rebirth of the church has been ve~y positive. "The parishioners are elated that this was done," said Father Levesque. Just last month, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra performed at the church before over 1200 people. "The concert went very well," said Father Levesque. "It couldn't have been in a better setting." The diaconal ordinations were also enhanced by the beauty and splendor of St. Anthony's. The many older churches in the diocese may be difficult to keep up and expensive to maintain and heat, but their workmanship and the devotion they embody are truly evident. For Father Levesque, his helpers and his parishioners, that is very important.

ONE DOESN'T usually see Father Edmund Levesque, pastor of S1. Anthony's parish, New Bedford, at his desk, but the Anchor corralled him in the rectory for an interview recently. (Anchor/ Jolivet photo)

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Delaware diocese forming Women's Commission WILMINGTON, Del. (CNS) The Diocese of Wilmington is forming a women's commis,sion that seeks "to ensure that women's gifts are available to the entire people of .God," said the leader of a task force organizing it. Sister Elizabeth Sweeney, director of the diocesan Office for Reli'gious, heads a seven-woman task force that is working on goals for the new commission, which will be an advisory body to Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli.

gifts to the church life," Sister ,Sweeney said. "Pope John Paul has been very clear in his encouragement of women and his wanting the church to find ways to use women's gifts." When the input stage is completed, the group is to present Bishop Saltarelli with its proposals. Once a program is approved, the process for naming·1O women to the commission will begin.

"We want- them to be representative of all women in the diocese," Bishop Saltarelli, in a letter to reflecting various ages, races, and pastors earlier this year, said he is economic and marital status, said t h'l e hopeful the commission "will en- S·IS ter S weeney, a dd'mg th aWl courage dialogue between women it is a women's commission, it will and men in the diocese, and make be inclusive in its outlook. ." women's gifts'available to the entire . , people of God." It IS, she .s~ld, not onl~ about THE FALL RIVER DCCW transitional meeting was held recently at Holy Name: parish Sister Sweeney, a Sister of St: _ ":women but It s about the nghts of hall, New Bedford. Immediate past presiden,t Kitsy Lancisi (right) turned the gavel over to new Joseph, said she was not yet ready" allyeople: women whoare~bused, DCCW president Theresa Lewis, from the New Bedford District. to detail what goals have been dis- children who are abused, VIOlence cussed so far for the commission overall, men and women who are because the task force wants to get underprivileged. The Gospel maninput from women across the dio~ d.ate really asks th~,t we be for the cese, which has a Catholic popula- nghts of everyone. tion of a'bout 158,000 and covers The commission will also work the state of Delaware. It also with "women who are alienated Jo~n Mallon -and we can't, even from Tim. includes nine Maryland counties. from the church in some way," she in jail "we may find out about "We already have some tenta- said, "to b~ open to them and some other people who may have OKLAHOMA CITY (CNS)- We should never do that." She added that she was relucbeen involved." tive goals," she said, "but we want encourage cOll1munication to try A Catholic surviv'or of the Oklato see if what we are experiencing to overcome the situation" over homa City bombing said he is sat- tant to express this view out of About support for his public and saying is what other women which they feel alienated. It will 'isfied with' the guilty verdict for sensitivity to other family members comments on the death penalty, want to express and say. There also interact with existing com· Timothy McVeigh but does not of victims who are seeking the Welch said, "A lot of people have may have been something we have missions and agencies of the dio- want to see him receive the death death penalty for McVeigh. , walked up to me today -- at least missed." cese to see "what needs we can penalty for his actions. Bud Welch, who lost his daugh15 or 20 - to tell me that's what But the commission's overall meet and what needs others can they wanted to say but Wl:re afraid "It's been an emotionally drain- ter Julie, 23, in the explosion, aim will be to promote women's meet." to say it publicly." ing day," said George Denker of agrees with the Denkers on the He said that support has come St. James parish in Oklahoma death penalty, but says he also has from people of all faiths. City shortly after the McVeigh found wide support for his views "One guy I spoke to was a Prot'among other"family members and verdict was announced June 2. estant who said, 'The flesh in me victims. "I'm satisfied with the outcome," says kill him, but we're supposed Julie Welch, a Catholic who was he added. "I think the jury, judge and the prosecution team did a a daily communicant, was herself to be spiritual beings too,'" said Welch. "At some point we're going DAYTON, Ohio (C,NS) - The He drew international attention very good job." But, he added, ':1 ,opposed to the death penalty. Since world of the coming millennium is to the plight of the poor in Latin to have to be forgiving, and I'm her death, Bud Welch has told the ain still, personally - myself - , going to have to deal with that. I going to be fascinating for a few America when he challenged the media on several occasions that against the death penalty." haven't dealt with it yet." but cruel for a majority of people, church to work for liberation and The jury that convicted McVeigh there has been enough bloodshed. Asked if he saw any remorse says Peruvian theologian Father justice by identifying and changbegan the second phase of his trial After the verdict was announced, ing the social, political and ecoGustavo Gutierrez. . coming from McVeigh in the fuJune 4 to determine his sentence. Welch told the Sooner Catholic, "The great ~evolution of these nomic structures that cre~te oppresture, Welch said, "I don"t see any Denker was in the Alfred P. "I'm opposed to the death penalty. last years is located in the knowl- sion. remorse at this time, but we human Murrah building when it was de- It's vengeance that doesn't do my edge field," said the priest consibeings are strange characters. You stroyed by a bomb April 19, 1995. heart any good. His theology of liberation, later dered by many scholars as the facan't predict the fl;lture for him." He worked for the Veterans Adtermed liberation theology, influther of liberation, theology. Helene Denker said that the "I think another important facministration office at the west end He spoke at the University of enced theologians around the world tor is that dead men don't speak," execution of McVeigh w,:>Uld not of the fifth floor. and became one ofthe most influenDayton, where he received the help the healing procesH. "How He said of the experience, "We he added. "I think if McVeigh tial movements in contemporary 1997 Marianist Award for outmanaged to dig and cr'awl and remains in prison for life he will could it?" she asked, "Someone's theology, according to William standing scholarship by a Catholic. death?" climb out into the hall and down eventually tell us more - it might Ramsey, who profiled Gutierrez in "Because humanity haS the capaWhen told about her comment, the southwest stairwell. I still don't be, in the form of bragging about his book, "Four Modern Prophets." city to change and transform what he did." Welch agreed, saying ''T:~e death know how long it took us to get nature, this is the fascination of a Welch added that he thinks Mcpenalty would be a setback - an Born in Lima, Peru, in 1928, Faout of the building ~ probably small minority in a .country like , ther Gutierrez grew up among the absolute setback - to thl: healing 30-45 minutes, something like that, Veigh is proud ofthe bombing and yours, but cruel for the majority of poor. After studying in both Rome process." but there are things I still don't that ifhe does start talking about it humanity," Father Gu.tierrez added. and France, hi: returned to Peru to remember." in the April talk. teach at the University' of Lima, . Denker suffered a 5-inch gash Because people are able to enjoy where he continues to lecture in on the back of his head that rethe fascination of the information theology and social sciences. quired stitches although he doesn't age, he said, they are also able to know what hit him. He suffered In Lima, he lives in the city's PHILADELPHIA(CNS)- The enjoy a different level of life. That various cuts and bruises, and now Philadelphia Archdiocese has pub- priests; communal relationships of slums, rather than in the more the priesthood; the call of priests disparity, he Said is dividing the comfortable neighborhood sur- wears a hearing aid in each ein as a lished a book of English transla- to perfection; and the continuing world into two kinds of people result of the sound of the explosion. rounding the university. He is also tions of texts from a 1995 sympo- formation of priests. the knowing and the useless. Denker and his wife, Helene, ,The book includes an::address "As Christians, we must avoid a visiting professor at Union Theo- spoke to the S'ooner Catholic, sium held to mark the 30th anniversary of the Second Vatican Coun- given by Pope John Paul, II and the cruel repercussions ,of the ne?'t logical Seminary in New York. newspaper of the Archidocese of , century," he said. "We need to The Mari'anist Award, which Oklahoma City, several hours after cil's decree on the Ministry and the texts of nearly 60 other presen- ' Life of Priests. , , understand the relationship ,be~ , carries a $5,000 stipend, has been tations. including those by CardiMcVeigh's g'uilty verdict on II "Presbyterorum Ordinis," prom- nal Joseph Ratzinger, head of the :, tween ethics and economics," presented annually by the Univer- counts 0'£ murder and, conspiracy "ulgated on Dec. 7, 1965, said the , Congregation for the Doctrine of Father Gutierrez is best known sity of Dayton since 1986. Pre- was announced.' primary duty of priests is to profor his ground breaking book, ",A , vious recipients include Fathers Helene Denker said, "We don't claim, the Gospel to all. It also the Faith; Cardinal Ant hony J. Theology of Liberation," published Bryan Hehir and John Tracy Ellis: believe in the death penalty, but' .. Bevilacqua of Philadelphia; and in Spanish in 1971 and in English Rosemary Haughton, Charles Tay- do believe that if somebody is con- approved and encouraged celibacy Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of St. as a ,gift and recommended fair Paul-Minneapolis. in 1,9.73. lor and Monika H,ellwig. victed they should serve the sen- . salaries. For information write to the tence - period. We are too lenient The new book fr'om Philadel- Archdiocese of Philadetphi:a, Attn. with this. But I don't think the phia, called "Priesthood: A Greater Bill Repetto, 222 N. 17th Street, death penalty is,a deterrent. Love," is organized by six major Philadelphia, PA 19103. Phone: "The main reason I am against, topic areas of the October 1995 (215)587-3679. symposium held at the Vatican. the death penalty is that we have to The areas are: the image of the GOD'S give every person the hope of change," she added. "With the priest; the priesthood in the misANCHORHO death penalty we take that away sion of the church; the ministry of Iro._' ........ ::.~ ••

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Iteering pOintl ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN A program on abuse that must be attended by volunteers in such area parish-sponsored orga.nizations as Scouts, CYO, religious education and other youth groups will be offered June 12. Call rectory, 994-9714, for further information.

CALIX, NB There will be a meeting this Sunday evening, .Iu·ne 8th" at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Name paris" center, New Bedford. Calix enlists Catholics who are recovering from the diseases of addiction. It complelI)ents the spirituality of the 12 Step groups such as AA, NA, OA, Alanc;m, etc., with specifically Catholic elements including Mass and sacraments. New friends always welcome.

HOLY TRINITY, W. HARWICH St. Francis of Peace Fraternity meeting June 8 following I:30 p.m. Mass offered by Father Cornelius Kelly, OFM. Inquirers welcome. Information: Mae Hall, tel. 4325772. CATHEDRAL CAMP, E. FREETOWN The following events are planned this weekend at Cathedral Camp: Diocesan Adult Education Department young adult retn:at, June 6 & 7; Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission training session and luncheon, June 6.

CAPE IRISH CHILDREN'S PROGRAM, CENTF;RVILLE Those Cape Cod r¢sidents interested in hosting a child from strifetorn Northern Ireland for six weeks this summer or those from anywhere in the diocese who would like to assist with the expenses of such a child may write to Cape Irish Children's Program, P.O. Box 46, Centerville 02632. LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO ' There will be a Healing Service with Mass on June 8 beginning at 2 p.m. led by Father Richard Delisle, MS, assistant shrine director, with members of the LaSalette Prayer group Healing Ministry. Dianne-Marie HerVey returns to the Coffee House on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria: All are welcome and the shrine is handicapped accessible. For information, call 222-5410.

PASTORAL CARE EDUCATION PROGIRAM The Diocesan Department of Pastoral Care to the Sick will conduct a five-week course preparing participants for ministry to the sick. It will be offered Sept. 10 to Oct. 8 at St. Paul's parish, Taunton., and Sept. 10 to Oct. 15 at St. Pius X parish, So. Yarmouth. Further information: Sister Shirley Agnew, RSM, tel. (508) 477-6170; registration deadline Aug. 15.

Saint Aline's hospital offers Safe Sitter Program Saint Anne's Hospital, Fal1 River, will offer a Safe Sitter Program June 26 and 27. The program is designed to te:ach babysittel's safety techniques that are essential for reducing the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children. Boys and girls, ages II to 13, will be taught how to recognize an emergency and the basic safety precautions that can help keep a child out of danger. Students will also be introduced to the ethics and responsibilities of safe babysitting including the growth and development of a small child relating to their activities and nutrition.

Basic life-saving techniques, including various tYBes of rescue procedures such as the Heimlich Maneuver and rescue breathing, are taught by sevdn registered nurses whose expertise is in child care and safety. ' In order to earn a Safe Sitter Certificate, students: must pass a written and practical exam.

For more inform~tion regarding dates and times of the current and upcoming Safe ,Sitter classes - or to register your son, daughter, or babysitter - please contact the Education Department at Saint Anne's Hospital at (5'08) 674-5600, Ext. 2480. ,




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Cardinal Mahony named as one of Synod for America presidents VATICAN ClTY(CNS)- Pope John Paul II has named Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles as one of three presidents during the special Synod of Bishops for America. Taking turns with Cardinal Mahony in presiding over the Nov. 16-Dec. 12 assembly will be Brazilian Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales of Rio de Janeiro and Colombian Archbishop Dario Castrillon Hoyos, pro-prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Clergy. The pope's choices of presidents and other officers for the regional gathering were announced May 28 at the Vatican. The synod, one of a series Pope John Paul called for in preparation for the year 2000, will bring together bishops from the Carib-

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bean, North, South and Central America. The pope chose Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez of Guadalajara as recording secretary. Archbishop Francis E. George of Chicago and Archbishop Estanislao Esteban Karlic of Parana, president of the Argentine bishop,s' conference, were named speciaJ secretaries for the gathering. -The commission charged with drafting a message to be published at the end of the assembly will be led by Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte of Montreal. The vice presidents of the message committee will be Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick of Newark, N.J., and Archbishop Kelvin E. Felix of Castries, St. Lucia, part of the British West Indies. Pope John Paul also named officers for an information commission to be presided over by Archbishop Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, president of the Honduran bishops' conference and of the Latin American bishops' co~ncil. The vice _presidents of the information committee will be Bishop Raymu~do J. Pena of Brownsville, Texas, and Archbishop Luciano Mendes de Almeida of Mariana, Brazil.


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COMEDIAN BOB Newhart cracks up Carmen Nanko and Father Robert Friday with a joke about the rain falling on the graduation ceremony at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, recently: (CNS / Catholic University of America photo)

Vatican asksU.8. bishops to redraft higher education document By Jerry Filteau lic institution is teaching views WASHINGTON (CNS) - The contrary to or dangerous to the Vatican Congregatiol} for Catholic faith. According to the news release, Education has asked die U.S. Cardinal Laghi gave Bishop Pilla bishops to redraft their proposed a letter with four pages of observaU.S. document to implement Vattions on the proposed implemenican norms fo·r- Catholic higher tation norms when Bishop Pilla education. Bishop AnthonyM. Pilla of and other NCCB officials were in Rome in May for meetings with Cleveland, president of the NaVatican officials. tional Conference of Catholic The news release carried some Bishops, has appointed a subquotations from the observations. committee headed by Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua of Philadel- But an NCCB spokeswoman, Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, phia to work on the revision. The bishops approved an imple- said the full text would not be mentation document last Novem- released. , Appointed to Cardinal Bevilacber and submitted it to Rome forqua's subcommittee were Cardinal the necessary Vatican approval. The bishops' conference an~ Adam J. Maida of Detroit; Bishop nounced in a news release May 27 Thomas G. Doran of Rockford, that Cardinal Pio Laghi, prefect of Ill.; Bishop Raymond L. Burke of the Vatican congregation, .ex- La Crosse, Wis.; and Msgr. John Alesandro, an episcopal vicar of pressed "profound gratitude" for the work that went into that doc- the Diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y. ument but asked for a "second The subcommittee is to serve draft" that would include: - The addition of "essential under the bishops' ad hoc "Ex elements" of a mission statement. Corde Ecclesiae" Implementation - Juridical elements the con- Committee, headed by Bishop gregation regards as necessary for John J. Leibrecht of Springfield"an effective functioning institu- Cape Girardeau, Mo. tionally of Catholic universities as "Ex Corde Ecclesiae" ("From university and as Catholic in all the Heart of the Church") is Pope aspects of their organization, life John Paul II's 1990 Apostolic Conand activity.'~ stitution on Catholic Universities. - Additional attention to Canon It established worldwide norms 812 of the Code of Canon- Law, for Catholic institutions of higher which says that teachers of the learning- and called on bishops' theological disciplines in Catholic conferences to develop implementhigher education need "a mandate ing norms at the national level. from the competent ecclesiastical In a memo to bishops and Catll· authority" to teach. olic academic leaders about reHe suggested that revisions be vision of the U.S. implementation, made before the document goes to Bishop Leibrecht said he and sev. the Vatican Congregation for,Bish- - eral bishops- on the implementa·ops, which is to give final approval tion committee ,have scheduled a of the document. meeting with Cardinal Laghi and The news release said the cardi- the staff of his congregation to dis~ · nal also asked for more study of cuss the matter. the U.S'-bishops' 1989 document, He expressed hope that the "Doctrinal Responsibilities: Ap- contracts and dialogues on "Ex proaches to Promoting Coopera- Corde Ecclesiae" between bishops tion and Resolving Misunder- . and those in Catholic higher edustandings Between Bishops and cation would continue. Theologians." _ , The implementation norms that the bishops submitted to Rome said the procedures spelled out in "Doctrinal Responsibilities" should be used if a situation occurs in which a bishop, as primary teacher and guardian oJ the faith, believes that a faculty member'of a Catho-




Such dialogues were started across the country durin!: the development of the U.S. implementation norms, and many bishops and educators said the mutual trust and understandi ng that emerged from the dialogues were among the most important results of the effort to implement the papal document. In his memo Bishop Leibrecht said the new subcomm:ittee "is asked specifically to look at several canonical issues included within the observations from the Congregation for Catholic Education." But he said that "Ex Corde Ecclesiae" itself - which addressed broader issues of the mis!:ion and identity of Catholic higher education as well as juridical norms "remains the guiding document for our conversations." He added, "Continuing dialogues on the identity and mission of Catholic colleges and universities do not, at this time, directly depend upon the compktion of this recent request from the Congregation for Catholic Education.... 'Ex Corde Ecclesiae' offers insights and challenges for locai dialogues and professional associations which can be constructively addressed now." . The implementation document the Vatican returned for revision was approved by the bishops last November by a vote of 224-6. Throughout its five-plus years of development, questions of the ecclesiastical mandate to teach theology and the bishop's relationship to the university and its internal governance came up repeatedly as the most controversial and crucial elements to be dealt with in any NCCB implementation action. As the document was developed, Cardinal Bevilacqua was among the sharpest critics of what he _regarded as its failure to address the requirements of Canon 812. He accepted the document in November after it was amended, at his request, to incorporate a footnote saying the NCCB would study Canon 812's requirements further. There are more than 230 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States. They have an enrollment of more than 630,00,0 students.

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"Renewing the Vision - A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry." It calls on the U.S. church "to make ministry with adolescents a top priority." If the bishops adopt the final proposals for a new Sacramentary, it will end a four-year process of intense work. In that time they have devoted a substantial portion of every national meeting to debating and 'voting on an entirely revised translation of the Sacramentary, the two-volume book of all the prayers of the Mass. The new Sacramentary is to replace the one adopted in the early 1970s. It uses richer language and imagery, offers a wider range of alternative prayers and integrates prayer themes with the day's readings better than the old one. The new Lectionary facing the bishops will become the first Vatican-authorized

inclusive-language Lection- of USCCB committees ary in the world if it is those with only bishops as approved. The Lectionary members and those - the is the book of Scripture current USCC committees - which will'have a majorreadings read at Mass. At the June meeting the ity of bishops as members bishops are to deal only but include nonbishops as with Volume 1 of the Lec- members. - Agree that a protocol tionary, the readings for Sundays and certain major will be developed governfeasts. Volume 2, for week- ing the appointment, role days, feasts of saints and and other terms of service various other Masses, is to of nonbishops serving as come to a vote in November. consultants or advisers. Bishop Anthony M. Pilla Initiate a study of all of Cleveland, NCCB presi- conference committees with dent, is to present the pro- the aim of eliminating or posals for restructuring the combining some commitNCCB-USCC. The commit- tees. tee that worked on the resThe bishops will also be tructuring project was head- polled on some issues that ed by the late Cardinal they have discussed in recent Joseph L. Bernardin of years without reaching a Chicago. clear consensus - the relaBishop Pilla is to pro- tive representation of compose four specific first-phase mittee chairmen and rerestructuring deoisions: gional representatives on the - Combine both con- Administrative Committee ferences into one, the U.S. .and possible ways of placConference of Catholic ing greater emphasis on Bishops. regional meetings. - Designate two types The proposed Pastoral

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The next day, at the end of his homily during a Liturgy of the Word in Gorzow Wielkopolski, Pope John Paul again spoke extemporaneously. He said that on Oct. 16, 1978, after his election as pope, "the primate of Poland said to me,'Now you are expected to lead the church into the. third millennium.'" At this, the crowd broke into a chant: "Long live the pope! Long live the pope!" He continued: "And that

is why, my dear brothers, I have come to Poland .... But I am older and older, gainhlg in years." _"Thank you! Thank you!" the faithful shouted in unison. "Therefore," the pope continued, "you should implore on your knees to our God that I will live up to the task." . In its excitement, the crowd seemed eager to share two feelings at once. Their calls of "We will help you" became "We love you!"




















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TEN STUDENTS from area Catholic high schools are winners of the first annual Religious Studies Essay Contest sponsored by ~alve Regina Un.iversity,' 'Newport, RI, and Bridges, a collaborati~e partnership between the university and Catholic secondary schools in the dioceses of Providence and Fall River. The local winners included ,Leah Makuch, Bishop Stang; Julie Rattey, Bishop Connolly; and Margaret Taylor, Bisho'p Feehan.(~im Fuller photo)' ,

OUR LADY is crowned at a May procession and rosary held last week at Our Lady of Lourdes School, Taunton. Kindergarteners Jonathan Faria and Natalia Bizinha do the honors at a ceremony taking place at the grotto behind Our Lady of Lourdes Chtlrch. .'

1997 Dis~inguished ,Graduate named at TCMS Atty, Paula M, Zopatti, Class of 1997,. received the 1997 Distinguished Graduate Award at recent ceremonies at Taunton Catholic Middle 'School, where, Principal

Kathleen Simpso,n announced the honor at the school's annual Sl:holarship Mass, The award, cosponsored by TCMS and the National Catholic Ed,uc,ational Assn,

AT AWARDS DINNER, from left, Ira Jackson, BankBoston vice president; Bethany Soares; Mrs. Sand'ra Charves' , , former Governor Michael Dukakis.'

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Mrs, Sandra Charves, English teacher at Bishop Stang High' School, North Dartmouth, and Bethany Soares, a sophomore who nominated her as an Educator of the Year, were recently honored at an awards dinner at Northeastern University, Boston. Mrs. Charves was named by 21 st Century Publications on the basis of an essay about her written by Ms, Soares. She was one of 17 high school teachers honored at

the dinner for which speakers included former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis and BankBoston Vice President Ira Jackson. Ms. Soares, a Fall River resident and the daughter of Stephen and Doreen Soares, wrote in her essay on Mrs. Charves, "She has done so much ...she gives so much of herself without ever expecting any form of recognition.... It is finally time for her to be recognized as an Educator ofthe Year."

(NCEA), recognizes outstanding personal and professional achievements. Atty. Zopatti graduated from Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, in 1981, and is an alumna of Assumption College, Worcester, and Suffolk University School of Law, Boston. She is presently assistant regional counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, working from its Brockton office. -' NCEA established the Distinguished Graduate Award in recognition of significant accomplishments of Catholic elementary school alumnae and alumni: It honors "people who as adults put into practice the values and ideals they learned in their Catholic ele. mentary schools," said Dr. Robert Kealey, executive director of NCEA's Department of Elementary Schools. Atty. Zopatti credited TCMS with preparing her to meet the responsibilities of adult life, saying. "My C~tholic education gently blended strong academics with deep spirituality in a caring environment, resulting in the belief that students can make a difference." In her professional care,er, she advocates for severely abused and neglected children, a responsibility that is professionally and emotionally challenging. She is a member of the parish council of St. Mary's Church, Taunton, and was recently appointed to the city's planning board. She joins TCMS Distinguished Graduates Rev. Douglas Sousa and Dr. Richard Renaud, honored in 1994 and 1995 respectively,


STUDENTS AT St. Joseph School, Fairhaven, reGently held their second annual music and arts festival, featuring art projects by nursery through grade eight youngsters and group and solo musical and choral presentations. At top, first graders play recorders; below, kindergarten art work.

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Our Rock anti Role Stressed Out? Try This By Charlie Martin

SUNNY CAME HOME Sunny came home To her favorite room SunrlY sat down In the kitchen She opened a book And a box of tools SunrlY came home With a mission Refrain: She says days go by I'm hypnotized I'm \'IlOlklng on a wire I close my eyes And fly out of my mind Into the fire SunrlY came home With a list of names She didn't believe In transcendence It's time for a few Small repairs she said SunrlY came home With a vengeance (Repeat refrain) Get ÂŤhe kids, Arid bring a sweater Dry Is good And wind Is better Count th~ years, You always knew It Strike a match, Go on and do It (Repeat refrain) Light the sky And hold on tight The world Is burning down She's out there on her own, And she's all right Sunny came home Sunny came home Written by Shawn Colvin/John Leventhal, sung by Shawn Colvin, (c) 1996 by Sony Music Entertainment Inc. SHAWN Colvin's "Sunny home." But her purpose is unclear. We are told that she arCame Home" zoomed to the top of the pop stations' countrives "with a mission" and a downs. Her music reminds me "vengeance." She says that ofR.E.M. She presents interest"days go by I'm hypnotized, I'm ing images and metaphors, but walking on a wire." She doesn't it's difficult to know what she's "believe in transcendence," but. really trying to say. she realizes that "it's time for a As the title says, "Sunny came few small repairs."

I'm not so sure. I suspect her life needs a major overhaul! At the least, Sunny appears stressed out. If so, most of us have been there. "Walking on a wire" or the sense that "the world is burning down" describe something of what this feels like. Teens often face pressure and stress. You may feel that there is just not enough time to do all that you need to accomplish or enough energy to meet everyone's expectations. When any of us experiences these kinds of pressure, we need a time-out. We have lost our perspective. Our lives have become more drudgery than joy. A time-out still means being responsible about school and' work, but as for the rest of life, we need space for an evaluation. Ask yourself: 1. What do I genuinely value and want in lifd 2. How would I rank these values and wants? Remember, there can only be one No. I! 3. What changes do I need to make so that I am working only toward my top priorities? It can be helpful to seek the support of a trusted adult as you pause to review these questions. This person can listen as you think through the issues and reflect back what he or she hears. The individual might also bring up related points for your consideration. . Ultimately though, you must look within to recognize the priorities you want to guide your life. Doing this will not take away stress, but it will provide a new sense of direction. Ask God to help you. God's presence will assist you as you recreate a more meaningful and enjoyable life. Your comments are always welcome. Please address: Charlie Martin, 7125W 200S, Rockport, IN 47635.

VIPS ENJOY a firsthand look at the new computer system given to the Taunton Catholic Middle School teachers by the parents ofthe schoolchildren. From left to right, front row, are: Jeanne Crombie, Deborah Braga, Carolyn deSousa and Kathleen Simpson, principal. Back row: Armand and Patricia Brandao, and Annalee Nystrom.

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By Christopher Carstens Dinner was one of those tense episodes where nobody talks and the kids eat as fast as they can, hoping to get out of the room before things turn really ugly. Mom and dad were so mad that you got a stomach ache just being in the same room with them. Mattie escaped to her bedroom. It wasn't long before the shouting started, and pretty soon mom was screaming, "If that's what you want, just go," and there was a crash when something hit the wall . and a lot of doors being slammed, and then the screech of tires as dad roared down the driveway and out into the traffic. Silence. Finally. Mattie hated fight nights. As far back as she could remember, these explosions had gone off in the house once or twice a month. Nobody had ever gotten physically hurt - yet - and so far, dad had come back every time. Sometimes Mattie felt angry because the arguments made so much of her life miserable. Sometimes a little thing she did or said would spark a blowup, and she'd think the fighting was her fault. But mostly Mattie felt sad because her mom and dad couldn't seem to find any peace in their lives. There are a lot of young people in Mattie's shoes. I have three pieces of advice for teens whose parents fight. None of these suggestions will turn your parents into the Cosbys. Still, they might help you keep your sanity in the midst of an insane situation. First, and most important, keep reminding yourself that you didn't cause the problem in your parents' marriage, and you can't fix it. If you get an A in every subject, they will still fight. If you never ask THE NEW student council at Bishop Stang High School, No. Dartmouth, was recently for extra money, they will still elected for the 1997-98 academic year. From left to right are: Don San Juan, president; Reagan fight. If you always take care of your little brother, even when it Barrett, secretary; Joel Maxwell, treasurer, and Tim Whitehead, vice president.

ABOUT YOUTH means missing out on activities with your friends, and you never complain, they will still fight. Grownups fight for reasons of their own. The problems they fight about are between the grownups. They need to solve those problems for themselves. Second, don't take sides, ever. Once you take sides you're in the fight. Often a parent will want your sympathy and understanding. Just keep repeating these words. "Mom (or dad), I know this is really tough for you, but I can't take sides." Finally -- and maybe this is the most important advice - talk with somebody about what's going on. When your parents are doing crazy things, it's really important to share your experiences with somebody who isn't living on the battleground. Family conflict and secrecy go together -- and families where there is a lot of fighting, or somebody with a drug or,alcohol problem, almost always enforce the "Silence Rule": "Don't tell anybody." By keeping silence, you support the family belief that the fighting is normal, that everybody lives that way. Your emotional health depends on breaking that rule. Who you talk with is less important than the fact that you actually have the conversations. It can be with a friend, a pastor or a professional counselor. Our experience as children sets us up to repeat our parents' mistakes. Your mom and dad may never solve their problems, but you can avoid reproducing their lives if you marry one day. Talking with people you trust is the best way to learn and grow -and escape the cycle of anger that marks your parents' lives. Your comments are welcome. Please address: Dr. Christopher Carstens, c/o Catholic News Service, 3211 Fourth St., N.E., Washington, C.C. 20017.


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