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Best editorial award to Father Moore "Eminently readable," said the Anchor Editor Father John F. Moore took first place for best edi- judges, "this editorial is a reasoned torial in the annual Catholic Press yet lively treatment of a serious Association competition held in subject that leaves the reader ponconjunction with the 75th annual dering a point well made." Father Moore and Rosemary CPA convention which took place Dussault, Anchor advertising and last week in Columbus, O. The winning editorial appeared business manager, represented the in the March 22, 1985 issue of The diocesan newspaper at the ColumAnchor. Titled "Oh, No, Not Main- bus convention. stream!," and "drawing top honors Other New England newspapers in an outstanding field," according honored were The Catholic Free to competition judges, it discussed' Press of Worcester, general excelthe perils of American Catholi- lence winner for papers with circucism becoming a "mainstream lations from 17,00 I to 40,000; The church," almost indistinguishable Providence Visitor, best special from other forms of worship. issue with advertising emphasis,

for the paper's Ii0th anniversary issue; The Pilot of Boston, best example of advertising promotion, for brochures, mailings and phone calls promoting the issue marking the installation of Cardinal Bernard Law. The National Catholic Reporter took first place among national newspapers in the general excellence category, trailed by Our Sunday Visitor and the National Catholic Register. U.S. Catholic was judged the best general interest magazine, trailed by America, Liguorian and New Catholic World.

Convention speakers included Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York, who told the journalists that the most pressing issue facing the Catholic Church is how, where and when the church legitimately engages in public policy debates. He said that Catholics generally agree on what public policy issues need to be addressed, such as abortion, the poor, drug abuse and the church's responsibility to respond, but that obstacles to action include the public's "widespread ignorance" of Catholic social Turn to Page Six


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PRETORIA, South Africa' WASHINGTON (NC) - The (NC) - South Africa's ban on Supreme Court June 9 threw out public meetings to commemorate federal regulations demanding medthe 1976 Soweto uprising is a ical treatment for severely handi"recipe for disaster," says Father capped newborns. Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, secreIn a 5-3 decision the court said tary general of the Southern Afrithat withholding treatment does can Catholic Bishops' Conference. not violate antidiscrimination law because parents, not hospitals reBlacks had planned major dem.ceiving federal funds, decide what onstrations June 16 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the medical care babies receive. The regulations, written and reSoweto uprising,. in which several students died in a clash with police. vised several times by the U.S. Department of Health and Human The riots sparked countrywide Services, were developed after the clashes in which nearly 700 people, 1982 death of a Bloomington, Ind., mostly black, died. infant boy born with Down's synBefore th~ ban was imposed, the drome. His case became known as bishops' justice and peace com"Baby Doe" after his unidentified . mission had called on Catholics parents denied permission for surworldwide to observe a day offastgery to open a blocked esophagus. ing and prayer June 16. A similar Baby Jane Doe case Under the ban, even church serarose in New York in 1983 when Motta photo vices' could be considered illegal, parents of a handicapped newborn MR. AND MRS. Paul Charette surrounded by family members. since it forbids indoor as well as initially denied permission for suroutdoor gatherings. • gery to correct a defect and the In Johanne'sburg, South Africa, ; ® Q) federal government intervened. The Anglican Archbishop-elect· wa< opmted 00 and .Desmond Tutu vowed to defy the 1'1' ban. . I _ j' Lower federal courts in the Baby . , Jane Doe case had denied the "I will instruct my clergy tol By Joseph Motta organize church services on June I rank'! government's bid to intervene in working towards Eagle Scout They decided to adopt, and soon 16, and I will certainly participate r On a recent Florida vacation, noticed that many parents await- and qualifying for Scouting's Pope' her case, ruled Baby Jane was not in such services," he said. a victim of discrimination, and Paul Charette and his family, of ing a chil<t"were looking for a per- Pius XII medal, his mother said. Christine, now 19 and married said surgery was denied not because St. Patrick's parish, Fall River, fect baby." In other church-related action Charette was disturbed by this. with a child of her own, lives on the hospital declined treatment but in the beleaguered country, three spotted a gas station offering a free church leaders in Durban, South soda for everyone in the car with a "They wouldn't even accept a the first floor ofthe Charette home because the baby's parents had with her family and Charette's refused consent. crooked finger," he said. Africa, called for withdrawal of fill-up. "The man at the pump looked mother. The specific issue before the proposed security legislation which Meanwhile he and Mary were After Pauljoined the clan, Wayne' Supreme Court was whether the would allow police in "unrest very surprised when I told him willing and able to love and raise and Danielle, also special needs federal "Baby Doe" regulations areas"to detain indefinitely anyone we'd take 13," Charette laughed. special needs children. A top candidate for Father's children, were adopted. werejustified by congressional passbelieved fomenting disturbances They adopted Paul, a baby with "We decided the family still age in 1973 of Section 504 of the and would not permit court inter- Day honors, he and his wife Mary are the proud parellts of Christine, spina bifida. Now 13 and a goodwasn't large enough," Mrs. Charette Rehabilitation Act, which says that vention in such cases. natured, mature young man, he a handicapped person cannot be said, "so we went into foster care." Catholic Archbishop Denis Paul, Wayne, Danielle and Philip. has undergone 23 operations to And Christina. And Addie. And The couple has welcomed 24 i: discriminated against by a federHurley, Anglican Archbishop improve his condition and is doing Scott, Tammy, Danny and Lisa. foster children over the years, in- i: ally assisted agency "solely by reaMichael Nuttall and Rev. John well. cluding Philip and Christina, Ii son of his handicap." The regulaBorman, head of the Durban dis- , The II children are one natural "We both cried," Mrs. Charette i , child, five adoptees and five foster adopted by the Charettes. I: tions applying the law to "Baby trict Methodist Church, warned said ofthe day, 10 years ago, when Their five present children are ;! Doe" cases had been challenged by .that the proposed legislation could :children. Paul first walked with the help of teenagers Addie, Lisa, Scott, Danny'! the American Hospital Associapush South Africa into worse 11 After the birth of Christine, their braces. . ! ' natural child, the Charettes found and Tammy. tion and other medical groups. racial violence. An excellent student at St. Jean that they would be unable to have Turn to Page Two Baptiste School, Fall River, he is Turn to Page Thirteen Turn to Page Three .. more children.

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Social ministries conference draws diocesan delegates Father Peter N. Graziano, executive director of Catholic Social Services, headed diocesan delegates to the 9th annual New England Conference on Social Ministries, held this week at Trinity College, Burlington, VT. Present, in addition to CSS staff members, were representatives of St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, and the Diocesan Office of Developmental Disabilities. Maureen Corrigan, sponsored by Catholic Social Services of Cape Cod, directed a workshop on Bereavement: A Bridge to Other Widowed; and Sue Martin, lead organizer for the Bristol County Senior Action Council, a project funded by the U.S. bishops' Campaign for Human Development, led a workshop titled The Elderly and Welfare Recipients Denied Services. ' Eileen Egan, a founder of Pax Christi USA, an associate editor of the Catholic Worker and the author of an award-winning biography of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, was the keynote speaker. Others were Father Albert LoPinto, CHD national director, and Father Steven Preister, director of the Family Studies Center of ,Ca,tholic University of America. The conference was sponsored by the New England Catholic Council on Social Ministries, an umbrella organization for social services in the II New England dioceses. /

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view on Vatican Radio, Archbishop Hurley forecast that in the long run, if South Africa refuses to negotiate with antiapartheid forces, it will face economic collapse and possible foreign intervention. Discussing the polarization between the South African government and the antipartheid African National Congress, Archbishop Hurley said the positions of the groups were "Iigh~-years apart." He said "it would take a miracle for them to find common ground' for negotiation." but added that realization of the alternative to negotiation could bring about this miracle. ~ Meanwhile, in the United States, Secretary ofState George P. Shultz denounced apartheid, telling clergy and members of the religious press that they have a moral obligation to help bring ino a peaceful end in , South Africa. Shultz spoke to about 500 people during a State Department conference on church influence on South Africa. He said the question was not whether but how apartheid would end. "Will it end in a bloody, violent kind of confrontation strung ou't over some years...or can we find a way tO,br,ing it to an end" through , peaceful negotiations, 1):Ie asked. :. -. •


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r~cipe The secretary of state argued that drastic economic sanctions and disinvestment in South Africa could cause irreversible economic damage. "South Africa's Catholic bishops recognized this when they recently declared that "intensified economic pressure can only be' justified if applied in such a way as not to destroy the country's economy and to reduce as far as possible any additional suffering to the oppressed through God's love." U.S. firms account for less than I percent of business investments in Soutl1 Africa and less than 15 percent of the country's trade is with the United States, Shultz said. "Limited though our economic presence is, we are a force for decency and change," he stressed. "The Bible tells us there is a season for every change," he continued. "There is a time to deliberate and a time to decide. In South Africa now is the time to decide. Now is the time for negotiations."

Hispanic conference CHICAGO (NC) - The Institute of Hispanic Liturgy will host its ,third National. Conference, of Hispanic Liturgy, "Liturgical,Celebrations,in the Parish," Oct. 23-26 in Chicago.. .. Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of Las -'Cruces, N:M., issched4le<:t t'o,be ~the keynote speaker on the Rite',of Christian Initiation of Adults. The importance of the role of -ptayer' in liturgical ministries and , wbrship' space as,!m io,tegral ele~ ,ment 0[." spiritul!,Jity. wil~, be dis, cussed, as, wi.ll liturgy and,social justice.

An informational day for separ- , ated and/ or divorced Catholics will be held at Our Lady of the Isle Church, Nantucket, from 2 to 7 ' p.m. Sunday, June 22. It will be cohosted by Father Philip Davignon, Our Lady of the Isle pastor, and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Caron, parish family life coordinators. Designed to introduce Catholics from both Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard to church ministry to the separated and/ or divorced, the day will begin with a history of national and local ministry, an explanation of the existing Cape Cod ministry and an opportunity for discussion. "0 God! I Bought a .Lemon!" will be the topic of a following talk by Father Richard G. Andrade, chaplain of the Cape and Islands ministry to the divorced and separated. Using the metaphor of marriage as a spiritual vessel in which spouses move towards God, he will examine several questions: - What do I do when the vehicle breaks down? - What means of transportation'is appropriate for me now? - Does God really want me to come any closer to him? A compiimentary supp~r will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by a social period and Mass. Further information and supper reserva,tions are available by calling or. writing Mr. or-Mrs. Caron at New Town Road, Nantucket 02554, tel. 228-2153. Reservations should be made by June 20.

Christian presence encouraged VATI CAN CITY (N C) - Pope John Paul II has praised a church group for helping to preserve a Christian presence in the Holy Land by aiding Catholic schools and other institutions there. He also underlined the importance to Christians of visiting the Holy Land in his recent talk to the Order of the Knights ,of the Holy Sepulcher. The group, established by the church. in ancient times, is dedicated to support of the Christian holy places, "I am especially pleased with the assistance you give to scholastic and cultural institutions in the Diocese of Jerusalem," the pope said. "The schools help guarantee the future presence of the Christian faith in these places, and represent a real help in the civil, human and social promotion of those peoples." The pope said that' it was "pre'cisely from the Christian faith that the real feeling, the singular affection for that land which Christ made holy, ~s bor'n." " The question of the Jloly Land and Jerusalem, now Israel's capital, has been a sensitive topic in , Catholic-Jewish relations. The issue WllS the su bject of a 1984 apostolic letter by th~ pope. In it,~e asked for international guararitees to pro"tect Jerusalem as a ci'ty sacred to ,Christians, Jews and Moslems. , FQr readers of ttie Bible the ,pope s~id~ in'his tal~, re~ellt ar~hae­ ological discoveries'have made the Jtoly,..La~d .an"t;.\.;!:n mOI:.e significant place. He urg~d Hie' organization to, be "faithfuf to ,the: spirit of ,you; statutes/"whic.h' dill on ~em­ bers to promote Chr'istlanity in the Holy Land.

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Four to celebrate 40th anniversary Marking their 40th anniversaries of ordination on June 16 are Fathers Bertrand R. Chabot, Edward C. Duffy, Joseph L. Powers and William J. Shovelton. All were ordained in St. Mary's Cathedral by Bishop James E. Cassidy, after studies at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore. Father Chabot Father Chabot, who will observe his anniversary with a Mass for family, friends and parishioners, was born in North Attleboro December 14,1920, the son ofthe late Joseph and Clara (Gamache) Chabot. After high school and college years in Quebec, preparation for the priesthood and ordination, he was assigned to St. Anthony of Padua parish, New Bedford. He has served there ever since, first as parochial vicar and since 1969 as pastor, establishing what is believed a diocesan record for remaining uninterruptedly in one parish as both vicar and pastor. Father Chabot will celebrate his anniversary Mass at 10:30 a.m. June 15 at St. Anthony's with his brother, Father Luke Chabot, OFM, among concelebrants. A reception will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. the same day in the church hall. Father Duffy Father Duffy, pastor of St. Francis Xavier parish, Hyannis, will celebrate his anniversary June 22 with a 5 p.m. Mass ofthanksgiving followed by a reception in the parish center. A Fall River native, born March 23, 1922, he is the son of the late Thomas H. and Anna (Connolly) Duffy. After two years at Providence College, he entered St. Mary's Seminary. , After ordination, Father Duffy was parochial vicar at St. Francis Xavier for eight years, then served in the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps for three years. Returning to the diocese, he was vicar at St. James parish, New Bedford; then administrator at St. John the Baptist, Central Village, pastor at St. Mary, Seekonk, and St. Mary, Mansfield, before returning in 1981 to St. Francis Xavier. . Father Duffy, now dean of the Cape and Islands area of the diocese, served in several diocesan and civic capacities while in New Bedford. His anniversary Mass concelebrants are Fathers John C. Ozug, AlbertJ. Ryan, MichaelR. Nagle, Charles H. Poirier and Joseph M.

Caplice, OMI, who will also deliver to his present POSt as pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton parish, Falmouth. the homily. Father Powers will celebrate a Father Powers of thanksgiving at 5 p.m. Mass A Providence native, Father Powers was born May 21, 1922, June 22. His homilist will be Father the son of the late James E. and James F. Lyons. A reception will Elizabeth (Halliwell) Powers and , follow in the church hall. Father Shovelton the foster son of Mrs. Rose Hurll. He attended Providence College. Father Shovelton is from Fall He served at St. Patrick parish, River, the son of Albert E. and Falmouth, and St. Joseph, Taun- Margaret (Meagher) Shovelton. ton, before being named chaplain Born June 19, 1922, he attended at Bishop Stang and then Bishop Providence College and after orFeehan High Schools, while serv- dination was named parochial vicar ing as Diocesan Director of Reli- at Our Lady of the Isle Church, gious Education. Nantucket. He was also vicar at Pastorates followed at St. Mark, St. Louis, St. Joseph and Sacred Attleboro Falls, and St. Joseph, H,eart parishes in Fall River and at Woods Hole, before he was named St. Thomas More in Somerset

before being appointed pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Seekonk, in 1969 and to his present pastorate ofSt. William's Church, Fall River, in 1977. The jubilarian has been an area director of the Catholic Guild for the Blind and chaplain to Seekonk Knights of Columbus. He will offer a Mass of thanksgiving at 11:30 a.m. June 15. Concelebrants will be the Very Rev. Gerald T. Shovelton, a brother, and Father Jay T. Maddock. At I p.m. that day, Father Shovelton will be honored with a banquet at the Venus de Milo restaurant, Swansea. Msgr. Daniel F. Shalloo will be the testimonial speaker.

High court throws out 'Baby Doe' Continued from Page One The high court distinguished between overt denial oftreatment by hospitals because a person is handicapped and parental decisions to refuse forms of medical care to handicapped babies. Furthermore, it said, such matters have traditionally been left to the states and there is no evidence' the states have failed to carry out their responsibilities. The court said that the record used by the secretary of Health and Human services to justify the regulations "contains no evidence that hospitals have ever refused treatment authorized by the infant's parents or court order." In fact, the court said, "the sup,posed need for federal monitoring of hospitals' treatment decisions rests entirely on instances in which parents have refused their consent. Thus, in the 'Bloomington, Ind., case that precipitated the secretary's enforcement efforts in this area, as well as in the (Baby Jane Doe) case..., the hospital's failure to perform the treatment at issue rested on the lack of parental consent." "Summaries ofthese cases establish beyond doubt that the respective hospitals did not withhold medical care on the basis of han. dicap and therefore did not violate Section 504," the court said. Furthermore, state regulations came into play in three of the "Baby Doe" cases specifically used by the goverment to justify the regulations, the court said. The court's opinion was written by Justice John Paul Stevens, joined by Justices Thurgood Ma~足 shall, Harry A. Blackmun and LeWIS F. Powell. Chief Justice Warren

The former Bishop Gerrard High School and adjoining convent at Middle and Second Streets, Fall River, closed since 1979, has been sold to a Natick-based development company. Plans call for conversion of the buildings to 101 one and twobedroom condominiums, with completion targeted for early 1988 at an estimated cost of $2 million. The units are expected to sell at about $80,000 each. Provision will be made for 113 parking spaces. The complex will be known as Middle Street Manor. It is located in Fall River's Corky Row Historic District. The former convent was built in , 1909 and later became Mt. St. Mary Academy, a girls' high school. In 1959 the school was enlarged with addition of new classroom and laboratory space, an auditorium and a gymnasium. In the early 1970s it came under diocesan direction and was renamed Bishop Gerrard High School. Announcing a recent informational meeting for neighbors ofthe new development, Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, diocesan chancellor and rector of nearby St. Mary's Cathedral, said, ~We're hoping that the project will further enhance the growing beautification of our precious neighborhood."

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Burger concurred but did not join in the written opinion. Justices Byron R. White, William J. Brennan and Sandra Day O'Connor dissented from the decision. Justice William Rehnquist did not participate. The National Right to Life Committee, in a statement June 9, said the decision "devalues the lives of disabled persons and erodes legal barriers to the killing of handicapped infants." "According to the Supreme Court, a doctor who starves to death a baby who may be mentally retarded does not violate a federal civil rights law," said the statement

by Janet B. Carroll, the organization's legislative director. The statement said the four justices who joined in the plurality opinion "apparently feel that a medical license is also a license to kill handicapped infants." "Congress must respond to this appalling ruling by providing explicit civil rights protection for persons with disabilities," the statement added. The statement noted that a 1984 law that said states must treat medical neglect of handis;apped infants as child abuse was not affected by the high court's ruling and offers some protection.

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the mooril'\9..-, The Ultimate Challenge Even today one hears the cry of many in the church wh'o yearn for the so-called good old days. The basic desire is for a return to a church that avoided the challenge of change. What such people really want is no change at all. Deep in their hearts they still hope that the church will fulfill their own concept of what an institution should be that is, essentially the same yesterday, today and forever. To such minds, immortality is simply a substitute for security. What is not realized is that change in nonessentials has alway~ been part ofthe religious scene. It is the speed ofchange that has become a major challenge. Our ancestors had to change from the agricultural revolution to the industrial revolution. Today, whether one comprehends it or not, we are in the midst of the information revolution which has become the biggest business in the world. Over 50 percent of our population is now employed in some fashion in this field. For those who seek ecclesiastical fixity, a few more facts should help them achieve a measure of flexibility. In the time of Jesus, .life expectancy was around 29 years. Today the U.S. life expectancy is over 70 years. We no longer measure time by merely watching the clock. We now think in terms of billions of light years and send space ships on years-long voyages to other planets. We fly around the world in hours. We communicate in seconds. Indeed, some feel that everything is moving so fast that they are out of control. Consequently many power brokers in every field from politics to religion are holding onto the past for dear life. Yet despite their every effort a new civilization is coming into being. People are seeking and finding new lifestyles, new concepts of life and of what it means to be a member of the human race. But many in the church still feel that because religion is one of the mightiest forces on earth, it somehow . exempts people from the changing forces of the times. Such thinking couldn't be further from right. 'Mere possession ofthe truth does not guarantee understanding and acceptance. For many, this is the crux of today's religious crisis. If the church is to continue being a dynamic and catalytic force in our society, there must be a vital effort to interpret the truth convincingly to the total community. This demands that those with leadership roles in the church feel the urgency of the times. The perspective from which the world views the church must be understood just as much as that from which the church views the world. In'this regard the church must prepare itself fOf one of its greatest challenges: to be relevant and to be heard. What this really means is that the need for a strong public relations program in the church has never been more imperative. We must recognize our need and organize ourselves accordingly. To be complacent because we know that the Word of God is the mightiest force in human life is to miss the point entirely. In this day; When knowledge is doubling every 10 years and ideas are competing on every hand, our public relations plan must have as its goal the consistent presentation to the community , of convincing interpretations of the church and its message. This is the ultimate ,challenge of change. The Editor Letters Welcome

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Understanding original sin By Father Kevin J. Harrington Science and religion have many interesting parallels. One of my favorites is the relationship between entropy and original sin. The creation narrative in the book of Genesis speaks of God making man out of dust. Scientists would obviously dispute a literal interpretation. Perhaps an ancient Serbian proverb could prove illuminating: "Be humble for you are made of dung. Be noble for you are made of stars." Given what we understand of the u'niverse, evolution should not occur. With the risk of forfeiting the titles of both humble and noble, let us try to understand why! One of the basic natural laws is the second law of thermodynamics, which states that energy naturally flows from a state of greater organization to a state of lower organization. Everyone understands this instinctiveiy:The room in which I am writing this article, left on its own, will tend to get messy, not neat. While I am writing, I grow older, not younger. There are more paths to disorder than order. A baby learns to take a puzzle apart long before he learns to put it back together because there are so many more ways for it to come apart. The ubiquitous property that physicists call entropy makes the complexities of the created order

I believe that most authors would even more remarkable. While the road to ,disorder is a one-way contend that pride was the original street, you can borrow energy from sin and would dismiss Peck's analyone part of the universe thereby sis as somewhat Jteretical. While it creating "islands of order," like is true that the serpent did appeal stars and people. This phenom- to Eve's amb,ition by claiming that. enon <is graphically described by eating the fruit would 'make her the naturalist Loren Eisley: equal to God, between the tempta"Whenever an infant is born, the tion and the action there was a dice, in the shape of genes and period of time when she could enzymes and the intangibles of have asked God the reason behind chance environment, are being roll- his command that they not coned again. Each one of us is a statis- sume the fruit. The story does sugtical impossibility around which gest that God was in the habit of hover a million other lives that ,walking through the garden in the cool of the day and that lines of were never destined to be born but who, nevertheless, are being communication were open between unmanifest, a lurking potential in Him, Adam and Eve. Failing to consult the "God withthe dark storehouse of the void." Robert Louis Stevenson ac- in us," we take the path of least knowledged the treasure of infants resistance, which is the way of disin simpler and more moving terms: order or of spiritual entropy. Just "It is no small wonder that those as evolution involved a tremenwho are so fresh from God love dous borrowing of energy from other parts of the universe to acus." It should not be surprising that count for the incredible orderligenerations of Christians have ness of our known world, a trefound the doctrine of original sin mendous amount ofgrace is needed so difficult to understand. Reason to redeem mankind from his sinargues that infants cannot be inher- fulness. Much of our laziness can ently sinful. It is a bit difficult to be explained by our fear of change. understand that infants were cursed One thing that is abundantly clear because their ancestors had eaten is that God takes us seriously. He of the fruit of the tree of knowl- waits for us to ask direction. He edge. M. Scott Peck, in his best usually' asks us to take a difficult¡ seller, "The Road Less Traveled," path that involves painful moral addressed this very issue by con- choices. The way of creation and tending that laziness was the orig- the way of redemption truly prove that for God all things are possible! inal sin!

Memories -oflDads What is your favorite memory of your father? Whe~ I asked this of people earher this spring, I was pleased .at how easily they came up w!th answers. Why not share yours with your child'ren this Father's Day? To trigger your memory and nostalgia, here are some I he.ard. "My favorite memory IS of Saturday mornings· when my dad would sleep late and then take me to the donut shop. We'd spend a long time choosing our donut~an~ then sit and eat and talk. He dldn t read the paper or anything but listened to me with his whole self. I still love Saturday mornings because of him."

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"I remember the time I got picked up by the police at a teenage beer party and they called my dad to the station. I was so scared I wanted to cry. When my dad came, the police told him about the party and .scolded him. "He said, 'He's a good kid and we'll take care of it.' On the way home, he put his hand on mine and said, 'We all make mistakes but I meant what I said about your being a good kid. I wouldn't want any other son.' "Then I cried. Neither of us ever mentioned it again and I never got / into any more trouble."

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Q-. I'm not sure this is a question been trequently discussed by theolobut it's something I wonder about. gians and liturgical scholars. I have observed in many priests I say "reinstituting" because the the tendency of taking for granted administration ofall the sacraments people in their parish. of initiation - baptism, Eucharist On many occasions, people are and confirmation _ in one cereasked to do little and large tasks mony is nothing new in the church. and that is the last heard about it It was, in faC!, quite common for until another task comes along. almost 1,000 years. I'm not talking about groveling The reason for this Christian • • "Our fishing trips are my favorand gratefulness, but a simple policy of those days was simple. ite memory. We went on one every "thank you" would go miles! Jesus said quite explicitly in the "My favorite memory was when year - just my dad, my brothers This happens not with just one Scriptures that one must eat his and me. We never washed and .we my dad stopped to help a family in priest. And I don't think it's because body and drink his blood in o~der ate a lot of junk food. I'm domg a stalled car. They didn't have any people do not acknowledge the to have eternal life (See especially • ••• money to get it fixed so he towed the same with my son." efforts and time ofthe priest. They the Gospel of John, Chapter 6). "I remember when my little brothem to our station and told the • • are thanked so often in person and These statements are as strong ther was born. I was so jealous. "My favorite mem~ry ,!f my mechanic to put it on our bill. in public in many verbal and as those referring to baptism, perit was to My dad said how great "We didn't have that much mondad? Working alongside him on material ways. haps even stronger. For man~ censome project - the ~ar or_ carpen- ey but he gave them the cash he have another baby because the Is there something in the semi- turies therefore, the church Interfirst one was so great and how had. Their daughter, who was about try. He was so patient - never nary that tells them they are above preted them to mean that reception criticized my goofs but treated me my age, asked me, 'How do you lucky the baby was to ~ave a big good manners or that ordinary of the Eucharist, even for infants, me. Stuff like that. It brother like get a dad like that?" It w~s a pr~­ like a friend. We'd talk about people would get grand ideas about was as important as baptism for everything and sometimes just liked found experience for a httle girl made me feel more important tha~ themselves if they were thanked salvation. ever before and it changed my attl:and it still moves me." being quiet together. for their time, efforts and someThe practice began to disappear tude toward my brother, who is times money to do jobs asked of only in the late Middle Ages, as now my best friend." "I loved it when my dad was "I remember best the time Mom them? part of the church's response to was gone to be with her mother silly. He would pretend to be some I don't ask you to answer for all several heretical groups who denied Good memories. Good dads. and Dad tried to cook. It was famous person or a tea~her or priests but rather give your opin- the real presence of Jesus in the awful but we laughed so hard we neighbor and we'd all get Into the And today's are creating memoion on the situation. I have observed Eucharist. With greater concern ate it. Then we went out for ham- act. Sometimes it lasted all day ries, too. it in military as well as in civilian over the "physical" species of the parishes. (New York) Eucharist (that it not be dropped A. First, thank you for not ask- and so on), Communion was given ing me to answer for all priests. I'm to very young children less and less not sure I can answer even for frequently. By myself. I could not pass up your. Act~ally, the practice did not good letter, - h.o~ever, .because I discontinue entirely until about FATHER receive many ~Imllar to It, and not 400 years ago when the Council of If you are courting someUnderstanding also means reconly about pnests. Trent declared that "little children one, do you feel that he or she ognizing how the preserit hour EllGENE It seems to me that a habit of lacking the use of reason are not really. wants to understand results from a person's life history. Feelings and ideas build up in us saying "thank you" and a general obliged to receive sacrament~1 Co~­ how you see things? Do you over time. To understand another HEMRICK spirit of gratitude to G~d and to munion." At the. same tl~e, It feel you are- truly liked and under- is to realize that the present moment other people is an essential charac- declared, the ancient practice of stood even when you have diffi- in that person's life is not the teristic of an attractive person, and administering the Eucharist to such culty expressing yourself? Do you whole story about him or her. one of the first marks of holiness. children was not to be condemned feel that your partner is 'real and However,.sometimes people in (Session XXI, 1562). Being able to understand says whose marriages have ended in genuine? Do you feel that most of that each one should give the other divorce. leadership positions find that attiAfter this, as I indicated, t~e what your partner says expresses person freedom to be what he or tude of open thankf~lness extreme- practice quickly died. out even In Likewise, many are putting marexactly what he or she feels and she is. The other person should not Iy difficult for a vanety of reasons, those places where It had conriage off until a later date to gain thinks? be regarded from the point of vi~w more maturity and a personal sense none of which are very happy tinued until the 16th century. Father Scott Wolfe, a Colum- of egotism, whereby we prescnbe ones. Among the most common, it Thus, while this method of a~~!n­ bus OH diocesan priest, says that what is to be for that person of security and thus ensure better seems to me, is insecurity; the istering the sacraments of Inltlaodds that their marriage will stay a st;ong "yes" to all of the above is according to our own self-interest. leader feels his position is some- tion is not provided for in present a good indication that if you marry Rather understanding means hav- together. howunderminedifheorsheadmits discipline of the ~atin Ch~rch, Thanks to studies like those by such a person you can adjust to ing regard for the other person's a genuine dependence on another obviously nothing IS theologically Father Wolfe and Father Guareach other well. freedom first, saying; "Be what in any mat~er of some significance. wrong with it since it was co~mon Father Wolfe, who for his doc- you are. " And then, "NoW I should dini, psychological and religious I always thank the servers when practice for nearly 15 centunes. torate in psychology studied cou- like to know what you are and principles are being identified and we finish Mass. It may seem of Whether the church's understandput to work in order to strengthen ples participat~ng in marri~ge J;lrelittle importance, but it began for ing of the sacraments will de~elop why." . . . the odds against divorce. paration, claSSifies the fe~lmgs Just The gift of understanding Imphes me many years ago when I thanked in such a way as to suggest relnstldescribed as "empathetic under- that we develop a keenness of a veteran server of several years. tuting this practice at some future standing. " The next day his mother called date, we simply do n'!t know. . insight, a delicacy offeeli!1gand an ~BDl "Usually, when marriages are Some Eastern Rite Catholic to tell me how happy and proud he ability to put ourselves In anoth. •• • having difficulties," Father Wolfe er's place. was that a priest had thanked him churches continue tlte pra~tice of explains, "we first ask whether the . Because of our own history of for serving. Apparently it had never administering the Euchanst and couple is communicating. Do they feelings, some of us are quicker. happened before. confirmation to infants even to talk with each other? When we than others in developing these June 21 I imagine most priests do the this day. look at the problem as a lack of qualities. Then, too, some d~ys are Rev. Desire V. Delemarre, Passame almost automatically, but it Q. I am a Catholic; my husband empathetic understanding, it takes easier than others to practice the 1926, Blessed Sacrament, Fall tor, was a lesson I will not is not. His family has a burial plot on a new twist. " River . virtue of understanding. . It proves in one of our cemeteries that is not Thank you for writing. It doesn't matter "whether a Today there are many young Rev. Francis D. Callahan, Pas- that we priests, and possibly a lot Catholic. Are there any special person actually uses the spoken people as well as o~der singles ~ho 1948, St. Patrick, Wareham tor, of others in responsible positions, arrangements that I should make word but rather whether there is . are deathly afraid of marnage Rev. Clement Killgciar, SS.Cc., need the reminder. so I can be buried in that cemetery an 'I am with you-you are with me' because of friends or relatives 1964, St. Anthony, Mattapoisett feeling between them," he adds. .Rev. David O'Brien, Retired Pas- . Q. I recently heard ofa practice with my husband? (New Jersey) As Father Wolfe spoke, I recalled tor, 1976, SS. Peter & Paul, Fall of administering the sacraments of A. No special previous arranFather Romano Guardini's book, River gements are necessary. At the time baptism, first Holy Communi~n "The Virtues," published several THE ANCHOR (USPS·S4S-020). Second and confirmation to an infant ID of your funeral, the grave in which June 22 decades ago. In it he defines the Class Postage Paid at Fall River. Mass. Rev. Alexander Zichello, Pas- one ceremony. Aside from the fact you will be buried is blessed accordPublished weekly exceplthe week of July 4 virtue of understanding several Ihe week after Christmas al 410 High. tor, 1977, 8t. Francis of Assisi, that canon law and first confession ing to the usualritual of the Cathoways. understanding means being and land Avenue. Fall River. Mass. 02720 by are ignored, is this practice likely - lie Church. able to read or grasp the interior the Catholic Press of Ihe Diocese of Fall New Bedford to spread? (Colorado) June 24 meaning of a person's actions; to River. Subscription price by mail. poslpaid This is not uncommon. You Rev. Bernard F. McCahill, Pas$8.00 per year. Postmasters send address get at a disp~sition or. f~elings .or A. During the past generation might talk with your pastor if you conditions which are ongmally hid- changes to The Anchor, P.O. 80x 7. Fall tor, 1907, SS. Peter & Paul, Fall or so, the possibility of reinstitut- have further concerns, but there River. MA 02722. River den. ing this practice in the church has will be no problem.

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"I know it sounds funny but my favorite memory of my father came when we had a big teen-parent fight and I decided to run away. I slammed into my room and packed my suitcase. After awhile he came in and said, "I'll be lonesome for you but if you'll be happier s~me­ where else, here's some money to tide you over.' I fell into his arms and we talked the rest ofthe night. We had more fights but I never threatened to run away again." .

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Ordinariate nOrmS VATICAN CITY (NC) - New Vatican norms give military ordinariates greater independence, restructuring them along the lines of dioceses· but the decision to establish ordinariates is left to national bishops' conferences, a Vatican official said. The norms include

allowing an ordinariate to form its own seminary, ruling that the ordinariate not be part of a diocese and requiring that its head have no pastoral responsibilities outside the military framework. The head also automatically becomes a member of the national bishops,conference of his country.


AT BANQUET marking the 34th anniversary of New Bedford-Catholic Guild for the Blind, Bishop Daniel A. Cronin meets with, from left, Father Marc Bergeron, chaplain; Mrs. Florence Pion, president; Miss Darlene Hebert and Leo Moniz. (Rosa photo)

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Continued from Page One teaching and the church's purpose and mission and Catholic self-consciousness. Canada's ambassador for disarmament to the United Nations, Douglas Roche, told the journalists that politicians alone will not solve the "grave disorder" of nuclear proliferation that "jeopardizes God's creation" because the solution requires "a new outpouring of intellectual and spiritual energy" from the entire global community..


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Roche said the foremost task of the world's religions is to promote what he called a global ethic, advancing global cooperation as well as increased respect for one another as human beings, or there is little chance for true peace. Catholic publications must nourish the human spirit "with divine love" or they do not deserve to be called Catholic, Archbishop John P. Foley said June 6. He said that in a society "oblivious to the love of God," Catholic newspapers exist to proclaim good news with stories of heroism and of Christ-like love and sacrifice that offer "example and hope." The archbishop, president of the Pontifical Commission for Social Communications also spoke at a breakfast meeting of National Catholic News Service affiliates. There he told editors they have a "treasure" in NC News, calling it "one of the religious wonders of the world... NC News has shown the world the way to cover religious news." In a two-hour briefing, Archbishop Jan Schotte, general secretary ofthe world Synod of Bishops, discussed the 1985 extraordinary synod, backgrQund on the 1987 synod on the laity and his view of the relationship between the synod, and the, media. The media "playa major role in the mission of the church, 'particularly with regard tothe synod," he added. Adding color to the parley was the presence of, a . circus in an adjoining auditorium at the convention hotel. , Pat Kern, local convention chairwoman and news editor of-. The Catholic Times, newspaper of the Columbus diocese, said delivery of an altar for convention Masses was delayed because "18 elephants were in the way."

Father Moore The award-winning Anchor editor, a New' Bedford "native, was ordained Jan. 30, 1960. He was parochial vicar at Holy Name parish, Fall River; St. Joseph's, Taun-

ton; SS. Peter and Paul, Fall River; and St. William's, Fall River, before being named pastor of St. Mary's parish, New Bedford, Nov. 12, 1980. His association with The Anchor is longstanding, beginning Nov. 23, 1967, when he started contributing a regular opinion column, "The Mooring." His appointment as editor Jan. 5, 1977, simply meant "moving over one column" to the editorial space, he explained to readers, while retaining the familiar "Mooring" logo. In addition to his pastorate and his editorship, Father Moore is diocesan director of communications and of the permanent diaconate program.

Golden jubilarians Two Sisters of Providence with local ties are among 35 community members celebrating golden jubileesJune20and21 at St. Mary-ofthe-Woods, Ind. Sister Dorothy McLaughlin, secretary (or the eastern province of the Sisters of Providence with headquarters in Fall River, and Sister Francis Michael Driscoll, the forI, mer eastern provincial, will partic,ipate in a Mass of thanksgiving June 21. A reception for their families will follow. Sister Dorothy, a Chicago native, has been a teacher most of her community life. Sister-francis Michael, originally from Everett, is now a tribunal advocate for the Diocese of Joliet, Ill. " The Sisters of Providence currently minister in 56 dioceses in the United States and in Taiwan. In 1990 they will celebrate the sesquicentennial of their foundation in this country.


Useless Act "Putting confidence in an unreliable man is like chewing with a sore tooth or trying to run on a broken fooL" - Provo 5:19


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The incredible photogragh above by Dr. Rainer Jonas shows what a healthy, active intrauterine child looks like at 19 weeks. Like the bud of a flower, beautiful. But, unfortunately still a candidate for abortion.


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AT TOP LEFT,Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, graduates, from left, Diane Soares, Maria Oliveira and David Woolson pause for a final autograph; center left, Attleboro's Bishop Feehan High School grads Lynne Pinsonneault, Lisa Poule and Carlene Quaglia ma,ke last minute mortarboard adjustments; at bottom left, Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, faculty members with their graduating children, from left, Irene Silva and daughter Lori Ann, Joan Dias, and son Scott, Peter Crowley and son Tim, Lorraine Charest and son Gerard; above, Bishop Daniel A. Cronin, second left, celebrates graduation at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, with, from left, valedictorian Kristen R. Fleming, Father James C. O'Brien, SJ, principal, and salutatorian Ian M. Bardorf.

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He ran for the money MADISON, Wis. (NC) - A Wisconsin priest who ran for the money in the Boston Marathon raised more than $2,000 to help schoolchildren in Madison and New Orleans.

Boston Marathon. His best marathon time is 2 hours, 23 minutes, which puts him among the top I percent of runners in the country.


The priest, Father William McBride, 31, finished I 10th in a field of 4,903 runners, completing the 26-mile, 385-yard course in 2 hours and 33 minutes.



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CINCINNATI (NC) - A response to a letter ,about natural family planning in a recent Dear Abby newspaper column caught the Couple to Couple League off guard and flooded its Cincinnati headquarters with thousands of requests for information about the birth control method. The letter in the syndicated col. umn by Abigail Van Buren mentioned that the sympto-thermal method was among means of natural birth control accepted by the Catholic Church. In her reply, Abby suggested that readers write to the Couple to Coupte League if they wanted fur. ther information. Accordingto league public information officer Fred Haas, within a month after the column's publication, the league had received 7,000 requests for natural family planning information. In a normal month the organization logs barely half that amount of mail, including advertisements, contributions and junk mail. "It is unquestionably the largest response we've ever had to a published article," Haas told the Catholic Telegraph, newspaper of the Cincinnati archdiocese. "We were overwhelmed." The bulk of the 7,000 letters' came in the first two weeks and the nonprofit organization, which operates out of the basement of a Knights of Columbus hall, had to . take quick measures to handle replies. "It became apparent that we had to make up a special response to the requests," Haas said. "We , adapted our normal reply letter and put together a basic information packet with information about natural family planning. Fortunately, a vast majority of the letters contained self-addressed stamped envelopes." To keep up with the mail the L~ague's 16 full and parttime emplpyees brought in spouses and ch~ldren to help stuff envelopes. IIp all, Haas said, natural family

planning has been given a big boost by Abby. "She gave credibility to the organization." Abby's response mentioned that natural family planning could also help some couples who want to

achieve pregnancy. Haas said about one-fou'rth of the inquiries related to this subject. "We think that's highly significant," he said, "especially when a lot of publicity is given to ways to limit the size of a family." "Thus far 400 people have become couple to couple members," he said, adding that others may' join natural family planning classes in their own areas.


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In the Fall River diocese natural family planning information is available through the Diocesan Office of 'Family Ministry, 500 Slocum Rd., North Dartmouth 01747, tel. 999-6410; from Mariette Eaton, RN, St. Anne's Hospital,

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No class hatred VATICAN CITY (NC) - Catholic workers defending their rights must engage in struggle, but this struggle should not involve class hatred, said Pope John Paul II. The Christian fight is a "noble' and reasoned struggle in the light ofjustice and social solidarity," he said. The Christian "does not becom~ concerned with promoting a class struggle, a struggle against others because hatred of class is not compatible with Christian sentiments," he added. The pope spoke recently to representatives of the Belgian Christian Center for Forestry and Construction Workers. The center has 200,000 members and was founded at the beginning of the 20th century to promote labor rights. "A series of popes have not ceased to encourage your work as union leaders," the pope said. On the same day, the pope also met Italian artists and government leaders participating in a Vaticansponsored congress on religious art in Italy. The church sees art as a mode of evangelization and of helping peo'pIe understand the spiritual dimension of their lives, the pope said. "The church has called on the arts to serve the liturgy, confiding to them the task of helping the dialogue between man and God," he added.



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The first step toward resolving a difference is to have both parties Dear Mary: My husband seems acknowledge that there is a probwithdrawn and bored. He can't lem. I cannot tell from your letter find anything to do at home. So he whether your husband thinks there 'is constantly going to see a friend is a problem. I do not see how you or out drinking beer. Anything I can solve the problem together if say makes him very defensive. Yl?ur husband does not see any He and I cannot agree on how problem. much time to spend with friends. I What can you do? Since you are always thought that marriage is where you stayed home with each the one who is dissatisfied, you can other and saw your friends occa- take steps to make your own life sionally. My husband feels staying more fulfilling. What do you do on home is being trapped, even though the night your husband plays volhe has one night where he plays leyball? Since this is his night out, volleyball. How do we make an why not consider it your night too? Enroll in a needlecraft class. agreement? (Illinois) . You raise questions which prob- Take aerobics. Join a church study ably cause tension in most mar- group. Visit a shut-in. Call a friend riages at one time or another. How and go shopping or to a movie. much time do we spend together? Join a bowling team or a cardHow much space do we give each playing group. If you enjoy staying at home, other? How do we resolve differenfine. But plan your everiing to do ces? 'You imply that you would like something. Plan to bake or sew or to know how to win your husband style your hair or paint a picture or over to your way of thinking. I write l! letter to a friend. Make it doubt I can help you with that an evening you will look forward approach. I simply do not kno.w to every week. The most destructive thing you any way to make another person can do is to stay at home-and'wait, think as I do. ( Ifl did, believe me, I would have wait, wait for your husband to used it many times, on my child- come home, all the, while feeling ren, my husband, my friends. All . sorry for yourself. these people are quite willing and If you wish to stay home and able to think for themselves. your husband wishes to visit

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Motherhood is definitely back in style. Every time I turn around I'm hearing another story about a 39-year-old career woman giving birth to her first child. ' The baby boomers' biological clocks are ticking away and many women are desperately racing to get pregnant before time runs out. Attitudes toward motherhood appear to have changed dramatically in the last few years. In a Ladies Home Journal article called "The Turning Tides,"novelist Danielle Steele summed up how people react to her being the mother of eight: "In the 60s they thought I was drunk. In the 70s they said I was irresponsible. Now they think I'm 'so lucky." I have experienced a similar change in attitudes. A decade ago people outside of Catholic circles thought Iwas crazy for having six children. Now people are impressed by my "wonderful accomplishment.~




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friends, having friends over seems like a,n obvious mutual activity. Suggest this to your husband as a first step in spending more time'together. At the same time, plan an evening or two out doing something he enjoys. Or share an evening out with friends you both enjoy. A spouse who wants to be active and do new things is not all bad. Many persons whose spouse does not wish to do anything would envy your problem. There is no blueprint to determine how much time you spend at home, how much you go out, how many activities you pursue separately and how many together. Partners must work out their own blueprint. The plan is not static but changes over the years as the couple moves through different stages in life. Let your husband know you are not satisfied with the present situation. Show your good will by suggesting several ways you might do things together to make life more fulfilling for both of you. Good luck! Reader questions on family'living and child care to be answered in print are invited. Address The Kennys; St. Joseph's College, Box 872, Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

wives stayed home and husbands supported the family. The women's movement has fal-len short of its mark and lost momentum. It's no wonder because it was never a real women's movement to begin with. It emerged in the 50s when women were having many babies. Many gradually found themselves trapped in a stifling, bedroom community lifestyle with n~rrowly defined roles. The time came when things had to change - women had to break forth. The militant feminists who spearheaded the movement, however, were doomed to fail because they denied women's biology and deepest natural instincts. Women have always wanted to have and care for babies, and aiways will. On the other hand, to return women to their pre-women's movement status is unthinkable. I remember the days when a woman couldn't even apply to'

It was, of course, fallout from the women's movement combined with concerns about overpopulation that caused motherhood to go out of fashion in the 70s.

By Hilda Young

The women's movement accomplished a great deal in terms of necessary social changes. But it implied that having babies was a 'way of keeping women dependent, 'homebound, poor and powerless. It seemed to say that women could achieve fulfillment only by developing professional careers. As the pendulum swings back in favor of having babies, .the movement is coming under renewed attack. Some working mothers, especially those who spend their days in drudge jobs, are starting to admit a disillusionment with women's "progress." Many are looking back wondering what was wrong with the old system where

We are moving soon. So I called the moving companies and rentaltruck firms for brochures. My favorite is from a company called UHernia titled "Packing made easy" and subtitled "What to tell a paramedic when the piano crushes your husband's foot." They tell you how to organize your boxes, load the truck, lift your washing machine and plan your route. None of them tell you how to move chickens. Ours are named Bert and Future Soup. My husband offered to pay the kids 89 cents a pound for them and make the pair special guests at a pre-move barbecue. But the kids caught on and set up a human barricade around the chicken coop.


most medical schools, when most of the world was a big men's club, when equality of opportunity simply didn't exist and when a woman who tried to step out of her preestablished role was suspect. I remember, in the late 60s, being told that I was wasting an employer's time applying for a job because I was a mother. When I tried to by a house, realestate agents kept asking, "How much does your- husband make?" They wouldn't sell me a house until I came back with a man. It would be a horror to go back to the way things were. I don't think that young women today have the remotest idea of the groundbreaking that was done for them by the feminists of the previous generation. Young women today, eager to be full-time mothers, ought to keep their facts straight. While the early feminists should not have thrown the baby out with the bath water, the stagnant old bath water did have to go.

Pets, not poultry "You know," my husband told the children, "this is not simply a matter of rolling down the car window and letting their ears flap in the wind. And remember, there are no poultry rest areas along America's freeways. " "These are not poultry. These are pets," said the leader of the mob. There was no dissuading them. So I called U-Hernia this morning. "Do you have any special carrying cases for chickens - one that will hold two and last a few hundred miles?" I asked. "Is this someone from Bleeps and Blunders?" said the man answering the phone. "Close," I said.

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Sunday, June 22, 9-11:25 p.m. EDT (NBC) - "The Verdict" (1982) - Paul Newman turns in an excellent performance as Frank Galvin, a drunken wreck of a lawSymbols following film reviews indicate "Invaders From Mars"(Cannon) yer who gets a chance to resume both general and Catholic Film· Office '- Seen from the nightmare per- his career by taking a malpractice .ratings, which do not always coincide. spective of a little boy, the story is suit against a Catholic-owned hosGeneral ratings: G-suitable for gen· eral viewing; PG·13-parental guidance about the slow takeover of author- pital. Although the lawyer (James strongly suggested for children under ity figures in a small town invaded Mason) representing the hospital 13;· PC-parental guidance suggested; by copper-hungry Martians who is a formidable opponent, Galvin R-restricted, unsuitable for children or Sports honors at Feehan resemble giant mutant fleas inhab- pulls himself together with the younger teens. Andrea A. Richardson. is the Recent Bishop Feehan High Catholic ratings: AI-approved for' iting a tunneling spaceship. The help of a strong woman (Charlotte film speaks to children about trust School graduate Timothy Smith recipient ofthe school's Sister Virchildren and adults;, A2-approved for Rampling) with whom he has just adults and adolescents; A3-approved for and devotion but turns'a bit too has been named the recipient of ginia Quinlan trophy as the year's begun an affair. Outweighing the adults only; M-separate classification pulpy relying upon U.S. Marines, . defects of both 'script and direction the Msgr. John Shay trophy. The outstanding female student-athlete. (given to films not morally offensive instead of communication, to save are excellent performances. The outstanding male student-athlete Richardson played basketball and which, however, require some analysis the day. Timothy Bottoms, Karen of the year, Smith capped an im- volleyball at the Attleboro school and explanation); O-morally offensive. sexual aspects of the stoty are Black and Louise Fletcher provide done with the greatest restraint pressive baseball career when he and has been a physical therapy some of the fun and fright. AI,PG pitched a no-hitter and hit a grand- department volunteer at Sturdy but there was foul language from slam homer against North Attle- Memorial hospital, Attleboro. She one character in the theatrical ver"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (Paraboro High School during his final will attend Northeastern Universion. A2.R mount) - John Hughes' lightPlease check dates and sity. appearance for Feehan. hearted spoof about a teen-ager times of television and radio Monday, June 23, 9-11 p.m. who makes a science out of truancy programs against local listEDT (ABC) - "The Night the features Matthew Broderick as Ferings, which may differ from At Bishop Connolly High School, nized for outstanding sportsmanLights Went Out in Georgia"(1981) ris"a boy who likes to take a break the New York network sched- A brother and sister countryFall River, Steve Vincelette and ship. The Peter Machado Memornow and then to observe the world ules supplied to The Anchor, western duo (Kristy McNichol and Stephanie Ponte have been honored ial Award went to Chris Coombes. around him; The cheerfully implauRandy Quaid) run into some preas the male and female athletes of Recognized for establishing new sible plot serves as the catalyst in dictable problems in a small Georthe year. Joe Lifrak and (:hristine school track records were Jarmon changing the attitudes of his sister gia town in this ill-fated attempt to O'Brien received the scholar-athlete Joaves, Matt Rucando, Jennifer and best friend. Some vulgar lanFlanagan, Pam Read, Sue Preice, cash in on the hit song of the same awards for the 1985-86 season. New Films guage makes the film less suitable title. Mediocre. A2,PG Also at Connolly, Ron Avila Chris Lowney and Matt Carroll. "Ronja, Robber's Daughter" for youngsters. A2, PG-13 and Missy Holland were recogReligious TV (1900 Film Corp.) - This Swedish import features two children react"Back to School" (Orion) Sunday, June IS (CBS) - "For All-stars ing to the selfishness and insensi- Rodney Dangerfield provides his Our Times" - A report on World Day of Prayer events around the Recently named to the Southeastroll, discus; and Matt Rucando, tivity of feuding outlaws in a special brand of uncouth humor in medieval forest setting. Insightful this story about a self-made milli- country. ern Massachusetts Conference Divtwo mile. ision iI All-Star team were Bishop Bishop Stang High selectees are with regard to children's feelings onaire who returns to college to Religious Radio Feehan's Steve Kelley, shot put; Brian Bednarck, pole vault; Tom about parental weaknesses, the film help his son and finds that money Sunday, June IS (NBC) Chris Split, javelin; Jerry Bond, Clark, 400 meters; Greg Downey, has two brief, innocent and humor- can't buy some things. Brief nudity "Guideline" - New York Transit long jump and 200 meter; Paul low hurdles, and Matt Lanagan, ous scenes of child nudity in an and a bit offoullanguage punctuPolice Detective Bernie Jacobs disotherwise delightful offering for ate thIS sophomoric comedy aimed Carr, mile, and James Keiper,long sprinter. cusses the rights of crime victims. at young adults. A3, PG-13 distance. . Kevin Rose, 100 meters, was youngsters. A I "Spacecamp"(Fox) - Kate CapConnolly placed Jarmon J oaves, named from Coyle and Cassidy. Films on TV shaw is im astronaut who trains a jumper and 800 meters; Matt CarSunday, June IS, 9-11:30 p.m. team ofteens at the NASA facility Religious in Huntsville, Ala. The young- EDT (ABC) - ".•.And Justice CYO baseball sters' courage and determination for All" (1979) - Al Pacino is an Gifts & Books Fall River area CYO Baseball Returning from last season are are tested when they are acciden- abrasively antiestablishment lawyer blackmailed into defending a League play began last week. Al defending champions St. Michael's, tally launched in a space shuttle. for every occasion . . , "law and order" judge (John For"Val" Vaillancourt, CYO associate St. William's, Immaculate ConcepAI,PG "Cobra" (Warners) - Sylvester sythe) accused of rape. Foul landirector, announced recently that tion, Notre Dame, St. Patrick's, Baptisms the league.'s 10 teams will each play St. Ann's, Our Lady of Health and Stallone as the ace of a Los Angt;les guage and sexual promiscuity in First Communions . police department zombie squad the original version. 0, R an 18-game schedule. Following Swansea. The league is for players Birthdays Saturday, June 21, 9-11 p.m. the regular season, he said, the top between ages 16 and 21. Games are singlehandedly blows away an army Confirmations of homicidal maniacs in this exces- EDT (ABC) - "Wanda Nevada" six teams will compete in playoffs. played weekly at Kennedy Park, Weddings sively violent testament to the vigi- (1979) - Gambler Peter Fonda The two new teams in the league Lafayette Park and Maplewood wins orphan Brooke Shields in a Anniversaries lante spirit. 0, R represent St. Elizabeth's and Espi- Park. poker game, then goes gold huntOrdinations rito Santo parishes, Fall River. "Raw Deal" (De Laurentiis) ing with her in the Grand Canyon. OPEN DAILY Fueled by pride and a promise, Indian ghosts and Ii couple of 10:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mark flesh-and-blood villains complicate Kaminsky massacres an entire La Salette Shrine matters. Violence and the' unrecrime syndicate in a bloody shootPark Street -Route 118 out providing a special brand of solved relationship between the Attleboro. Massachusetts justice on behalf of.the slain son of two princip~ls makt;. this aimless and dull film mature fare. A3, PG his former FBI buddy (Darren McGavin). The excessive violence isn't justified by plot or characteri- , zation.O,R 'j. "Vag,a"on~"(International Film Exchange) - Agnes Varda's Venice Film F,estival prize winner is ,a somber,flawed o,bservation ofspirX.-F~AY:OUAlITY piPE' FABRICATioN itual ard moral dec;ay as a young . SPRIN~L:ERS • PROCESS PIPING femaJe drifter's last days. are re- . PLUMBING. GAS FITTING. HEATING counted by the people she's Ipet on the road to self-effacement. As a '. 32 ,Mill Street (Route 79) P.O. Box 409 v~s}on of the alienated yoimg; the Assonet, MA 02702 film leaves much more emotioifal 644-2221 ground to be explored but re.mains a simple and profound yet poten- . tially confusing work: A3, 0'0 Motion Picture Association of America ratin·g. ,. "Labyrinth" (Tri-Star) ~. A menageI:ie of muppet goblins and related little'folks tries to deter'a RICK PITINO, head basketball coach at Providence Col- young girl from' solving the puzzle lege, fourth from left, spoke at a recent banquet honoring. of the labyrinth and savirig her members ofthe St. William's Parish, Fall River;CYO Basket- . infant brother from the snares of Individual Retirement Accounts ball Program. Ofthe seven parish teams, three, Senior A Boys, the Goblin King (David Bowie). The movie is a colorful, intricate from Citizens-Union. Junior A Girls and Junior A boys, worked their way to the top visual romp 'for the young and this year. From leJt, Matt Burke, Tom Coute, Mrs. Pitino, except for the weakness of some Pitino, Mike Lanzisera, Father Jay T. Maddock, Tim Burke bathroom humor and for its length - is a good film for children. and Pat Burke. AI,PG

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African recovery plan praised UNITED NATIONS (NC) - A member of the Holy See's U.N. mission has praised a new fiveyear recovery program for Africa and said Catholic organizations will help implement it. "It was a very good step in the right direction," Msgr. Joseph de Andrea told National Catholic News Service. The mission, which has official' observer status at the United Nations, did not propose its own amendments to the plan, but Msgr. de Andrea said many Catholic charities and non-governm'ental organizations involved in Africa . will help implement it. , The program, hammered out in a special session ofthe U.N. General Assembly considering Africa's critical economic situation, is expected to cost $128 billion, a figure first proposed by the Organization of African Unity. Several days of marathon closed-door negotiations resulted in a final document approved by the I59-member assembly June I. The final document noted Africa's determination to restructure its economy, emphasize agriculture and free-market and privateenterprise forces and address population growth issues. For example, member nations of the Organization of African Unity have pledged to spend 25 percent of the program's funds on agriculture, an area of development ~raditionally overlooked in favor of industrialization. Noting that African natio'ns are committed to generating $82 billion of their own domestic resources for the program, the document pledges to supplement African efforts "through intensified cooperation and substantially increased support."


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Western countries did not regard the session as a funds-pledging conference, however. The program calls fo'r $46 billion in foreign aid, but there has been no commitment by traditional donor countries to provide $9 billion a year above what they are already giving Africa. There was also no specific commitment to write off or put a moratorium on Africa's $170 billion debt. However, during the session, Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands announced debt concessions. Britain also has written off millions of dollars in African debts. The United States has pledged to support the economic recovery program. . "We expect the world to respolld to (Africa's) needs in much the same way that it responded to the famine emergency," said Ambassador Joseph Reed of the U.S. delegation at a recent press conference. Reed said the United States will support those African projects which are economically viable. Although he anticipated that most American aid in the future will continue to be channeled through African governments, Reed said funds will go to "the most effective economic mechanisms," including the private sector. . One result of the special U.N. session, Reed said, was that" Africa is now on the radar screen and there is firm commitment by the donor countries to, help the' recov, ' ery pr~cess." The Soviet Union and ,its East Bloc allies also pledged- their cooperation, but said a "serious omission" of the plan its failure to attack "neo-colonialist exploita,tion" or to call for ,a new world economic order. , The East Bloc countries accused the West of"imposing its views on others" in, order to interfere in Africa's domestic and, foreign policy,

Pope defends life's value to Dutch ambassador VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II defended the dignity of life in comments to a new ambassador from the Netherlands, where there is mounting public pressure to legalize euthanasill. "In regard to respect fOf life from conception and during times of grave illness or old age," the pope said, "the church, without ceasing, challenges consciences to arouse them morally." The pope made his comments last week as he accepted the credentials of the Netherlands' newest ambassador to the Holy See, Baron Seger Jan Joseph van Voorst. The pope also defended the church's right to speak publicly on moral issues, which he said does not violate separation of church and state. "The ch'urch would be lacking in its duty if it did not seek to enlighten consciences, to point out the evils which threaten the Christian life of the faithful and the integrity of mankind, and to encourage that which conforms to the truth and well-being of mankind," Pope John Paul said. The church "does not have direct power over the laws and institutions of the state," he added, but claims the right to judge them and "distinguish between that which is permitted by law and that which is moral."

About 68 percent of the general population and 71 percent of the Catholics ofthe Netherlands favor active legalized euthanasia, according to recent national polls. The Dutch parliament h~s studied and debated the issue of allowing doctors to kill patients who claim "unbearable sufferings" or who asked for an end to life when their situation is deemed hopeless. The lawmakers also debated the legalizing euthanasia only in cases of imminent death. Action on the issue was postponed until after last May's elections, however, because the ruling Dutch coalition feared being split if the debate heated up. The matter is to be considered again sometime this summer. ' In 1985 the Dutch Catholic bishops issued a pastoral letter on suf'fering and dying. In the letter; the churchmen said that active euthanasia - the killing of a patient by injection, for instance - could in no way be condoned. Even a "living will," a freely written request by a patient before his illness that his life be ended in certain circumstances, is not, permissible, the ,bishops said. The bishops also criticized family members who would request the death of a patient. They told doctors and nurses it is immoral to kill a dying person, even "at his request;"

VAT1CAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II told an Italian Catho-' lic lay group that only the official church can authentically interpret the Bible. "Only the magisterium of the church authentically interprets and transmits" Scripture, he said recently to the Italian lay group, the Associates ofthe Venerable Maria Teresa of Savoy. , "Because of this, the awareness of the documents of the church is indispensable," he added. The pope also urged the group, which met in Rome to decide on a five-year program, to study and search for Jesus and to make him known "above all among those who, through ignorance, live in religious indifference."

The pope also recently met with a group from Rome's -French ~cade,?y, which is participating I~ an I~ternational study group diSCUSSing the Second Vatican Council. Vatican II was "the great ecumenical event of our time," the pope said, and remains the "fundamental event of the life of the contemporary church." He said that the council's significance lay both in its "deepening the riches which were confided to it by Christ," and in its encouragement of "fruitful contact with the contemporary world in its efforts toward evangelization and dialogue at all levels 'and with all men of right' 'conscience." The pope said that Vatican II is " the constant point of reference" for all his pastoral work and that he makes 'a "conscious -effort" to translate its directives into "faithful and concrete application." The pope, who attended the cO,uncil as a bishop, said i'ts fathers were inspired by the H oiy Spirit. He added that in spite of differences and limitations "the bishops were men inspired by the same faith in Christ Jesus, the same passionate love for the church, the same care for opening the doors of the church to the men of our time."

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MANILA,Philippines (NC) She told the priests that if they exercise leadership by personal Gen. Fidel Ramos, armed forPhilippine President Corazon evangelize Filipinos the way the example. I have asked my cabinet ces chief of staff, and Defense Aquino, who catapulted to office pope and bishops have instructed, ministers to do the same. 'Allow Minister Juan Ponce Enrile "you will have made the most me to request the same from you." defected from the Marcos regime with the aid of powerful churchmen, has told Catholic clergy to urgent and most important conduring the February "people's ONlY FUll-LINE RELIGIOUS Also asking cooperation from revolution" in which Mrs. Aquino &In STOllE ON 'HE CAPE avoid political partisanship and tribution to the rebuilding of our Filipinos in working towards took power. They now are members maintain a "certain distance" from country." • ClfIEit _ • lit; • ·t_ reconciliation and unity, Manila's of Mrs. Aquino's provisional o . . . 7DAYS government. " The president said there is a Cardinal Jaime Sin said at a June She also urged Manila clerics to connection between the form of 6 Mass, "Give peace a chance; give government. MJI . help her rebuild "the spirit of our government in the church and in Cory a chance." In addition to unrest caused by people battered by years of opprescivil society.' ' communist guerrilla clashes with The cardinal spoke the same the military, supporters of former sion' and economic deprivation" "Just as the authoritarian styie day that a founder ofthe Commu- president Ferdinand Marcos have and set a moral example for the of church leadership provided' a . nist Party of the Philippines said country. . been demanding Dis return from Mrs. Aquino recently told sevspiritual climate favorable fo mar- in Singapore that communist exile in Hawaii. , 41....,. $1 , Hy'M'S tial rule," she said. "so also'a mo're guerrillas would agree to a lastin'g eral hundred priests and. bishops "Every group and individual in n~1IO of the Ma!1 i1a archdiocese that the consultative and participative style cease-fire only if the government the network of divisions...that we John & Mory lees. Props. ' would agree to a coalition rule. church"must aVQid pqlitical pariof church I~adership will enable sanship and "preserve a 'certain , ' our people to be more participa- . The communists, who have Filipinos seem to, have been distance (from government) tive in the affairs of civil society." fought the Manila government for entangled in...threatens the surwhich will leave it free to exercise Mrs. Aquino also said personal 17 years, agreed June 5 to hold vival of the new government," its prophetic ,role." She' said a conversion to, deeper values is preliminary talks with the govern- Cardinal Sin said at the Manila Mass. moral revolution, could be led by needed to make democracy work. ment aimed at a cease-fire. He endorsed Mrs. Aquino's the clergy through its example and "The coalition government recovery program, her policies to "Never in our history were so lifestyle. . many beautiful speeches and books would have to include the present create jobs and her fight against But political and social changes spoken and written as during the forces backing Mrs. Aquino, the poverty. are "the work of lay persons like time of the deposed dictator," she Enrile and Ramos blocs, and the ; myself, and believe me, it is ,pre- 'said, referring to former President revolutionary movement would be cisely as part of my Christian Ferdinand Marcos. "But never also the fourth party," said Jose Maria GOD" ANCHOR HOLD' commitment as a lay person that I has there been such a wide gap Sison, who also helped found the LEARY PRESS have assumed the burdens of the between profession and action. communist-led ·New People's . presidency," she said. Hence,' I have myself resolved to Army.







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O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE Parish council meeting 7:30 p.m. June 17, rectory. WALK FOR THE HOMELESS, CAPE Members of Cape churches will participate in a five-mile fundraiser for the homeless June 22. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN School closing liturgy 9:30 a.m. today; awards ceremony I p.m., friends 'invited; Holy hour 7 p.m. June 26 with Mass and Benediction. BLESSED SACRAMENT, FR New Women's Guild officers: Mrs. Rudolph Ouellette, president; Mrs. Albert Barre, vice-president; Mrs. Richard Pelletier, secretary; Mrs. John Schenck, treasurer. ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, SWANSEA' ' Baptismal instruction 7 tonight, religious education center. ST. JAMES, NB Vincentian meeting 7 p.m June 18, parish center. ST. PATRICK, SOMERSET Father's Day Mass 9:30 a.m. Sunday. ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL, FR Asbestos and PCB screening for Fall River Electrical Workers Union 12:30 to I p~m~June 14 and 21, pulmonary lab. F AMILY LIFE CENTER, N. DARTMOUTH Lamaze ,natural childbirth class June 17. ST. MARY,NB Parish school year closing with 9 a.m. Mass today. All welcome. ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT Maryknoll missioner Father William Gilligan will speak at weekend Masses; Social Club and Women's Guild joint installation at 5 p.m. Mass tomorrow. Banquet follows. . SS. PETER & PAUL, FR Parish Retirees' Club meeting 2:30 p.m. June 20. ST. DOMINIC; SWANSEA 75th anniversary testimonial meeting 7 p.m. June 22, lower rectory; Pastor Father William G. Campbell recently attended a seminar on biblical preaching at St. John's Seminary, Brighton;.Father Joseph Richard, AA, will mark his 40th anniversary of ordination at a Mass at 2:30 p.m. June 15. All welcome. ' ST. JULIE, N. DARTMOUTH A grotto is being con~tructed at the parish with kneelers, benches, flowers and shrubbery to be placed around a staWe ofthe Blessed Virgin. CATHOLIC MEMORIAL HOME, FR Wedding pictures ofr~sidents and their families will be displayed in the solarium June 23; coffee hour 2 p.m. June 27, auditorium, with entertainment by one-man-band Steve Burke; Ana Medeiros, a nurse at the facility for over 9 years, is June Employee of the Month. ' ST. JOAN OF ARC, ORLEANS Kristen Pooler, N. Eastham, was awarded a $500 Women:s Guild scholarship. She will attend Bryant College. ST. PATRICK, FALMOUTH The parish has awarded scholarships to Jennifer B. Pine and Sandra L. Fetters.

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Tammy, 17, a student at Fall River's B.M.C. Durfee High ST. MARY, SEEKONK Vincentian meeting after ,10 a.m. _ School, thinks the Charette home Mass June 22; adult Bible discussion 'is a very good one. 9:45 to II a.m. June 24 and 7 to 8: 15 "It's nice," she smiled. "I'm part p.m. June 25. Topic: "Being CaIled of the family." in the New,Testament." Foster children who have grown ST. STANISLAUS, FR u,p or returned to their families 20 students recently graduated often keep in touch, Mrs. Charette from the parish school; student Mass notes. She treasures an album of of thanksgiving 8:45 a.m. today; all their pictures. special devotions to St. Anthony of Charette is a pad operator at Padua 6:50 tonight with distribution of blessed bread. Fall River's Duro Finishing Corp. ST. ANNE, FR He also does carpentry, often aided New Home and School Associa- by his older boys, to supplement tion. officers: Susan Chapdelaine, the family income. preSident; Mary Jane St. Denis viceMrs. Charette babysits at home, president; Susan Melia and Denise while some of the older children Garant, secretaries; Joyce Berube, hold summer jobs. treasurer; 28 kindergarten students have received diplomas from the The family goes through at least 22 quarts of milk per week. The parish school. ST:PIUS X, S. YARMOUTH weekly grocery bill is about $200. Religious education registration "Some people's weekly food bill forms have been distributed to fami- is our bill for one meal," jokes lies participating in the program. Mrs. Charette. ----Newcomers may call 394-0709 to receive one. All forms should be returned promptly; Susan St. Cyr, and James C. Morse have received' St. Pius X scholarships; Cape Cod Walk for J{omeless sponsor sheets avaiilable at rectory for the June 22 , event; Our Lady of Highway Chapel open for summer; Masses 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:30, II a.m. Sunday. SACRED HEART,'FR Father Barry W. Wall,leavingthe parish for assignments at St. Mary's Cathedral, will meet parishioners after the 4 p.m: Mass June 28 and the 9 and II a.m. Masses June 29, parish hall; parishioner Alice Shea celebrated her 100th birthday on June 8; parish council meeting after 7 p.m. Mass June 22, rectory; Wo. m,en's Guild board m~eting 7 p.m. Tuesday, parish hall. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, ' HYANNIS Monique Muriel Brunelle and Thomas Vigneau have been awarded 'scholarships by the parish Women's Guild. Both will attend the University of Massachusetts.. DEAF APOSTOLATE Mass for the deaf 2:30 p.m. June 29, St. John the Baptist Church New Bedford. ' ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET Appreciation night for catechists and spouses begins with 6: 15 p.m. Mass tomorrow. Dinner follows, parish center; special Mass for parish eucharistic ministers 7 p.m. .Tuesday; New Kids in Christ youth group officers are Mariaana Rebelo, president; Camile Viveiros, vice-president; Laura Sousa, secretary; Theresa Marcos, treasurer; Lori Torres, public relations. CATHEDRAL CHRISTIAN . L.FE CENTER, E.FREETOWN American Red Cross regional conference today through June 15' King Philip Regional School North' Norfolk, eighth grade class outing 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19; Bishop Feeha~ High School, Attleboro; faculty outmg noOl~ to 6 p.m. June 20. O.L. HAVEN, FAIRHAVEN Cookout for residents, families and friends beginning at IJ a.m. tomorrow rain or shine, closing with 4 p.m. outdoor Mass. Features will include clowns, entertainment face painting, games. ' ,

AIMEE Leatherman, right, a second-grader at St. Mary's School, Littleton, Colo., saved her four-year~old brother Mark from choking to death by using the Heimlich maneuver, which she'd read about in: school. The eight-year-old was awarded Girl Scout life-saving honors by her Brownie Troop. (NC photo)

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Birthdays come along 10 months out, of the year. And the family takes up a full two pews at church she said, adding that for some of the foster children, Mass at St. Patrick's was their first exposure to religion. Many have gone on to become quite involved in church activities.

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"Danny and Tammy made first communion as young teens," she said, "and will be confirmed next year." , Danny, an altar boy at St. Patrick's, like young Paul, is working his way to the top in Boy Scouting; and foster daughter Lisa is active in the parish youth group. Paul and Mary Charette realize, that despite all the time they invest in their larger-than-life family, they also need time together. T.hey make an occasional effort to get out alone or with another couple. "Sometimes we even have to hide in the bathroom to have a private talk," they laughed.

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A column for Dad By Cecilia Belanger I learned what patience meant when my dad gave me my first driving lesson. How he held his temper in, I don't know. I was terrible. He'd stop the car and tell me to take a deep breath. Then we'd proceed. His cool and calm had a good effect on me. I'm a competent driver today. I never saw Dad cry. At my graduation, though, he couldn't speak. He thought he'd embarrass me, I guess, if he cried in public. There were so many ways he cared. Dad worked more than one job in order to make ends meet. He always fell asleep in his chair; he was tired all the time. Parents do

,What's on your mind? Q. What values make up a good relationship? (Oregon) A. As a partial answer to this young person's question, I herewith present some helpful entries for a "Relationship Dictionary'" Forgive: to cease to blame or feel resentment about an offense or offender. Love: a feeling of warm personal attachment. Loyalty: faithfulness to one's allegience, as to a government or friend. ' . . Respect: polite regard or con~ sideration. Sensitivity: the quality of being . keenly aware: Tact: a keen sense of the right thing to say or do in dealing with. people or situations. . Trust:' unquestioning belief in the integrity, strength or ability of a person or thing.. Now, with those examples as a guide, readers may find it interesting and even fun to flesh out these entries for a Relationship Dictionary. For example, in the past year, . h'as one of your good friends done something that really annoyed you? Does this incident still have ihe power to upset you1'Or 'you able to FORGIVE him or her? Has this incident mar~ed your ~elationship permanently? Or "an you change the situation ~ven ~ow? '


things sometimes that make you stop and think. Dad stayed up late waiting for me to get home. He used to pretend he was watching television. Mr. Casual. He didn't fool me. Ever find yourself looking at your dad and realizing, for the first time, maybe, how much he means to you? All of a sudden you've grown up. You've begun to appreciate that nice guy asleep in the chair over there. To my father and all the good fathers of this world, God bless you. Thanks for your' strength, Dad, for your courage, your hard work and devotion, that college education and that first car. No one can take your place.


What other words can you and your friends think of that could be included? Can you give some examples of how these words would be lived out in your daily routine? You also might take the seven words here and the words you choose and give them all a different style of definition, something like this: . Loyalty: When four guys gang up on you and are going to beat you up, your friend doesn't run away. He sticks by you. That's loyalty. Send questions to Tom Lennon, 1312 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washing-

ton, D.C. 20005.

,Writing winners NEW YORK (NC) - Christine Burrows, a junior at Villa Walsh A:cademy, Morristown, N.J., has won first prize, a $500 bond, in a writing contest sponsored by The Christophers, a national organization prom~ting Christian principies, especially in the field of communications. . Second and third-place winners weTl, Susan GordoQ and Caroline E. McHugh, both students at Notre Dame: Acader~* Worcester.

In the past year, ,~~ve you seen , . Miss Btitrows'topped500 othe~ or heard any outstanding exam-, entrants' in the contest. Participies of TACT or TACTLESS:-: . pants were: asked' to write abou~ NESS? Honesty suggests that- you someone they personally knew who examine fearlessly your own track had made a difference in the lives record. .', of' others. She wrote about an Are .you suspicio~s of. any of uncle, a' father of' eigbt whose your fnend~, even a lIttle bit? Why. prayers for avocation in ,the famdo you you cannot fully ily were answered when he himself TRUST thiS person? began studies for the permanent Often people restrict the word diaconate. ,,' "LOVE" to romantic or sexual feelings. Most dictionaries, howThey Have Time ever, offer several meanings. Does the entry above for the dictionary "It's the people who're <;omforenlarge your thoughts about love? table who have time to worry over In what way? Might two. persons trivial things." - William McFee of the same sex love each other in ; this way? The seven entries for the. Rela-" GOD'S ANCHOR HOLDS tionship Dictionary are by no means the only entries for such a book.


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Catholic student wins Liberty contest LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NC) When the refurbished Statue of Liberty is reopened to the public over the July 4th weekend, Joshua Stottman, a fourth-grader at St. Barnabas Catholic School in Louisville, will be' among the national dignitaries and honored guests on Liberty Island in New York harbor. Young'Stottman earned the trip as Kentucky's winner of a writing contest sponsored by the National Association of State Boards of Education. He. will join 49 other winners July 5 for a firsthand look at the celebration, which is to be national. Iy televised. The contest will also sponsor the trip for one of his parents and his teacher.

Joshua's poem, "Our Statue: Teacher of Liberty," was about Christa McAuliffe, the New

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Hampshire schoolteacher chosen the first ordinary citizen to fly mto space. Mrs. McAuliffe and the six other astronuauts aboard the Challenger space shuttle were killed Jan. 28 when the shuttle exploded shortly after takeoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla. "I wanted people not to feel sorry for her, but proud of her," Joshua said in an interview with The Record, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Louisville. ~s

The winner said he compared the space program to the statue. Like renovated Liberty, he said, the space program should "build itself back up again." and Americans should regain their enthusiasm for it.

Let's hear it fro... the kids


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-St. Stanislaus School, Fall River

QUESTION Why are fathers so important?


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"Russia will spread her errors throughout the world causing wars and persecution of the church."

MATTHEW WEBER, above: "Because they hold, you and they kiss you and they love you so much. Daddy's can take care of us. They can give you food when you're hungry. We like to play with my toys. My Daddy's favorite toy is my doggie., It barks and it's made out of wood." ,

Mary at Fatima

Julv 13, 1917

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Fathers, we think you're special! However, the U.S. Supreme Court does not agree. It has nlled that witlwut afather's consent and in most instances Willwut his knowle.dge, a pregnant woman can obtain an abortion throughQut the entire nine months ofpregnancy.


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