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FATHER JEFFREY Cabral stands with his parents Antonio F. and Maria R. Cabral at St. Mary's Cathedral following his ordination to the priesthood. (AnchotiGordon photo)

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FALL RIVER - Rev. Mr. Jeffrey Cabral was ordained a priest by Bishop Sean P. O'Malley OFM Cap., before hundreds of 'clergy, family and friends at the II a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral, June 8. As the rite of ordination began the transitional deacon came forth, responding to the call by the bishop to be ordained and serve in the Fall River diocese. After Cabral announced his readiness to enter the order of presbyter a thunderous applause from those gathered

signaled their approval. "Today our hearts are truly bursting with gratitude because this man has come forth to join the priesthood," said Bishop O'Malley. The bishop was principal celebrant and Fathers Maurice O. Gauvin and Richard Wilson shared master of ceremony duties. Music was provided by the Fall River Diocesan Choir and cantor Patrice Tiedeman. They were accompanied by Concordia Brass, timpani player John Beaulieu and director and organist Madeleine Grace.

Bishop O'Malley addressed Cabral during his homily, speaking about answering the call to priesthood. "Your obedience to God's call will be a source of great blessings to many people," declared the bishop. "We thank you for saying yes to God ... you have made yourself a gift to the Church." The bishop said nothing is improvised by God and importance to the will of God is important. "Jesus showed his obedience when he became a priest and just as you today said 'present' so too will Jesus when you call upon him at Mass." Tum to page 14 - Ordination

Taunton parish planning centennial celebrations TAUNTON - St. Anthony's Parish will launch its lOOth anniversary Sunday with a solemn Mass at 10 a.m., at which a proclamation with emphasis on the Mission Statement of the family parish will be read. Although the anniversary date is June 16,2003, a variety of activities in the year ahead are being planned to preview the actual parish founding day. On Sunday, pastor Father Henry S. Arruda will be assisted by Deacons Thomas L. Souza and Jose H. Medina. The deacons are also supervising the music and the liturgy. Father David Andrade, pas-

tor of Holy Trinity Parish, Fall River, a native son of St. Anthony's, will be the homilist. Two large banners reaffirming the mission statement will be positioned in the church. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall. Among the future activities already planned as part of the centennial are a penny sale and a family picnic next fall as well as a cabaret at Christmastime. Celebrations cochairmen Jane Santos and Mrs. Annalee Nystrom and a large planning committee are at work scheduling events.

FALL RIVER -:- In an energetic, 11th hour push this year's Catholic Charities Appeal is moving towards a goal needed to maintain, expand and improve the apostolates and ministries that rely upon the generosity of its donors. Parish leaders and committeemembers are busily alerting prospective donors that time is rapidly winding down on this, the 61st annual Appeal. "This is the time when we begin to recognize parishes which have surpassed last year's totals, all which were realized in a $3.6 million total," said Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, director of the Appeal. He cited St. Joseph's Parish in Fall River and Holy Rosary Parish in Taunton as two that have already gone well over their expected totals. Also identified as suburban overachievers were St. Anthony's in Falmouth and St. Margaret's in Buzzards Bay. "It's interesting to see the friendly rivalry between Notre Dame Parish and Immaculate Conception Parish, both in Fall River and in the Flint Neighborhood - both within a few donations of going over the top and we'll keep our eye on that race," Msgr. Harrington remarked. Being listed on what he called "an honor roll status" were St. Peter's in Dighton and St. Anthony of Padua Parish in New Bedford's bustling North End. "We're grateful to the pastors for continuing to work very diligently in these closing weeks," said Michael Donly, diocesan director of Development. "We'll be processing returns right up until the very last day. Every single contribution is very important."

Last minute contributions to the Catholic Charities Appeal may be made to any of the parishes or sent directly to Diocesan Headquarters, P.O. Box 1470, Fall River, MA 02722, or by calling 508-675-1311.

Vacation time is near In keeping with our 49-issue schedule, The Anchor will not publish on July 5 and 12. The business office will be open, however, during the break. Items for the June 28 edition must be at the Anchor office by noon on June 21.


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Francis J. Sweeney JENSEN BEACH, Fla. Francis James Sweeney, 80, husband of Mrs. Barbara Ann (Lynch) Sweeney and father of Father John Sweeney of the Friars of the Primitive Observance in New Bedford, Mass., died here on June I. Born in New York, the son of the late Charles A., and the late Mary (Devaney) Sweeney, he had resided in New York City and Bethpage, L.L, N.Y., before taking up residence in Florida. Besides his wife and priest son, he leaves three other sons, Francis Sweeney Jr. of Wilton, Conn; Timm Sweeney of Gulf Stream,

Fla.; and William Sweeney of Clemmons, North Carolina; three daughters, Patricia Moloney of Columbus, Ohio; Barbara Mustain of Jackson, Miss.; and Virginia Curnal of Ridgefield, Conn.; a brother, Charles A. Sweeney of Rocky Point, N.Y.; and 19 grandchildren. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 7 in St. Mary's Church in Ridgefield, Conn. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ridgefield. The Scobee-Ireland-Potter Funeral Home, Delray Beach, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Adelard W. St. Onge FALL RIVER - Adelard W. St. Onge, 82, husband of Annette (Medeiros Barboza) St. Onge and father of Permanent Deacon Lawrence A. S1. Onge of New Bedford, died June 8 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Wilfred P, and the late Rosanna (Patnaude) S1. Onge, he had resided for many years in Acushnet before retiring to Lakeland, Fla., 17 years ago. He and his wife, who would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August, returned here in 200 I. An insurance agent with John Hancock Insurance Company for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1979, he was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Fall River. He was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and the Campbell Business School. A decorated World War II U.S. Army veteran, he served with the 351 st Infantry Regiment "The

Fighting Blue Devils," and participated in European campaigns including Rome-Arno, the North Apennines and the Po Valley. Besides his wife, and deacon son who is the assistant director of the Permanent Diaconate Office for the Fall River diocese, he leaves a daughter, Sandra L. Sevigney of Assonet; three brothers, Raymond and Wilfred St. Onge of Acushnet and Alexis S1. Onge of New Bedford; four sisters, Rosanna Norcross, Florence Lincoln, Beatrice Desjeunes and Janice Medeiros, all of Fairhaven; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was the grandfather of the late Jeffrey A. St. Onge. His funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday in S1. Joseph's Church, Fall River. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery, New Bedford: The Saunders-Dwyer Home for ,Funerals, 495 Park Street, New Bedford, was in charge of arrangements.

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One marks 50th anniversary year of ordination and six observe their 25th.

FALL RIVER - The Fall River diocese has seven priests celebrating various anniversaries of their ordination to the priesthood. Father Andre P. Jussaurne, a retired priest and a native of New Bedford, is celebrating his 50th anniversary. He was ordained on March 29, 1952 in S1. Mary's Cathedral by the late Bishop James L. Connolly. Father Jussaume's first assignment was as parochial vicar at Notre Dame Parish, Fall River. In 1953 he was made parochial vicar S1. Theresa's, New Bedford and in 1958 was named parochial vicar at St. Jacques, Taunton. In 1972 he was named pastor of that Taunton parish and in 1988 was named pastor of St. Louis de France, Swansea. He retired on June 15, 1994. Father Jussaume also served as chaplain at Taunton State Hospital. The six celebrating 25th anniversaries include, Father Gerald P. Bamwell, Father Raymond Cambra, Father John 1. Oliveira, Father RobertA. Oliveira, Father John C. Ozug and Father John A. Raposo. Father Gerald P. Barnwell A FalI River native, Father Bamwell was ordained a priest Jan. 8, 1977 by Bishop'DanielA. Cronin in S1. Mary's Cathedral. He has been a parochial vicar at Sacred Heart, Fall River; Immaculate Conception, North Easton; S1. Mary's Norton; St. Anne's and SS. Peter and Paul in Fall River. In June 1994 he was named pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Taunton and in June 1995 he became pastor at Blessed Sacrament

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in Fall River. He will become pastor of St. Peter's iIi Dighton on June 26. He has also served as chaplain at Taunton Catholic Middle School and Coyle-Cassidy High School in Taunton. Father Raymond Cambra Jr. A New Bedford native, Father Cambra was ordained a priest May 14, 1977 by Bishop Cronin at S1. Mary's Cathedral. He was parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception, Fall River; Santo Christo, Fall River; and St. Pius X, South Yarmouth. In June of 1995 he was named pastor of S1. Elizabeth's in FalI River, and in. June of 2000 became pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Fall River. Father John J. Oliveira Father Oliveira is a native of Taunton. He was also ordained by Bishop Cronin on May 14, 1977 in




St. Mary's Cathedral. He has served as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, New Bedford; and at Espirito Santo, S1. Michael's, and S1. Anthony of Padua, 'all in FalI River. In 1994 he was named pastor of S1. John the Baptist Parish, New Bedford. Father Oliveira has also served in campus ministry at Bristol Community ColIege; as chaplain at Charlton Memorial Hospital; as dioceSan director of Portuguese Marriage Preparation; in charismatic renewal; as directorofSt. John's Cemetery, New Bedford; as a member of the priests' Personnel Board; as a member of the Presbyterial Council; and as Portuguese Apostolate National Representative to the NCCB Office of Pastoral Care of Refugees and Migrants. Father Robert A. Oliveira Born in Fall River, Father Oliveira was ordained by Bishop Cronin on\July 23, 1977 in S1. Mary's Cathedral. His first assignment as parochial vicar was to Holy Name Church, New Bedford. From 1983 to 1985 he did graduate studies at The Catholic Uiliversity in Washington, D.C.. earning a licentiate in sacred theology; and in 1985 was parochial vicar at St. Patrick's in Fall River. In 1994 he was appointed pastor of S1. Mary's in North Attleboro and in 1999 was made pastorofS1. Mary's in Norton. He has also served as diocesan Tum to page three - Anniversaries

In Your Prayers Please pray for the following priests during the coming week June 18 1935, Rev. James M. Coffey, P.R., Pastor, S1. Mary, Taunton 1984, Rev. Declan Daly, SS.Cc., Associate Pastor, S1. Joseph, Fairhaven 1992, Rev. Henri Laporte, O.P., Former Pastor, S1. Anne, Fall River June 19 1916, Rev. Hormisdas Deslauriers, Founder, S1. Anthony, New Bedford . June 20 1931, R1. Rev. Msgr. James J. Coyle, PR., LL.D., Pastor, S1. Mary, Taunton 1926, Rev. Fall River 1948, Rev. 1964, Rev. Mattapoisett 1976, Rev. Fall River

June 21 Desire V. Delemarre, Pastor, Blessed Sacrament, .-. Francis D. <,:allahan, ·Pastc;r, S1. Patrick, Wareham Cle.f11en~Killgoar,SS.CC., St. Anthony, .. .. David O'Brien, Retired Pastor, SS. Peter & Paul, . ;~

June 22 ,.' 1977, Rev. Alexander Zichello, Pastor, S1. Francis of Assisi, New Bedford June 23 1980, Rev. Finbarr B. McAloon, SS.Cc., Pastor, Holy Trinity, West Harwich 1992, Rev. George Wichland, CSSR, S1. Wenceslaus Church, Baltimore, Md.

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Deanery. Father John C. Ozug A Fall River native, Father Ozug

was ordained a priest May 14, 1977 by Bishop Cronin in St. Mary's Cathedral. He has been a parochial vicar at St. Anthony's, East Falmouth; St. Patrick's, Somerset; St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis; St. Thomas More, Somerset; St. Mary's, New Bedford; and of the parishes

ofMartha's VilJeyard. He was a temporary administrator at St. John Neumann's, East Freetown. In February of 1995 he was named pastor of Sacred .fIeart, Fall River. He has also served as chaplain ofthe Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Girls of the upper Cape area and on the Divine Worship Commission. Father Ozug also assisted in the chancery and was secretary of the Diocesan Pastoral Council. Father John A. Raposo Born in New Bedford, Father Raposo was ordained a priest on Oct. 22, 1977 by Bishop Cronin in St. Mary's Cathedral. He has been a parochial vicar at 5t. James in New Bedford, Our

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themoorin~ Today's needed lesson While the current administration is globetrotting to extend its war on terrorism, seeking the support of friendly nations, it : really has turned its back on the serious issues of ecology especially in the areas of conservation and global warming. There is no question that the nations of the free world must stand firm on the issue of international terrorism. The United States, yet reeling from the horrors of 9111, has rightly taken the leadership role in this effort. However, it has not joined the same allies in signing a global warming treaty. In fact, it has until recently almost totally ignored this serious problem that is and will continue to affect the entire planet. Sad to say, it has used the current world situation to warn of limited fuel supplies. Under this g~ise, it had hoped to begin oil exploration in the very fragile Arctic. Fortunately the Congress was able to put this expectation on hold. One can be certain that the oil barons of this country will continue to endanger lands and seas for their own profit. It is unfortunate that what has been g~~en to us as stewards is up for sale for the. sake of capUal gaIn. Throughout his recent trip to Europe, President George W. Bush was called to task for this refusal to be part of the world family that seeks to conserve and preserve the environment in which we move and have our being. It is indeed unreasonable for this nation to separate itself from the many nations that indeed recognize the danger that will engulf all if we fail to correct these basic ecological dangers. We must admit that today humanity is at a crossroads. Reading th.e signs of the times we can turn our back on the horror we see and witness further natural deterioration or we can take up our responsibilities to the Creator and creation with renewed courage and dedication. We are the first generation to see our planet from space. to see so clearly its beauty, limits and fragility. Daily. modern communication technology helps us to see more definitively the,impact of carelessness, ignorance, greed, neglect and war on this earth. In this regard, we should not deny that the task set before all of us is unprecedented, complex and intricate. There is no single' solution to the task. To live in balance with the finite resources of this earth we need an unfamiliar blend of restraint and genius. All will be required to be sincere and genuine stewards of nature. This will require new actions and above all, new atti, tudes. Today, more people seem ready to recognize that the industrialized world's over-consumption has contributed the largest share to the de.gradation of the planet's environment. What we now need to develop is the will to make changes in public policy that will be demanded if we are to arrest, reverse and prevent environmental decay. To do this we must pursue the goals of sustainable and equitable development based on the needs of the common good. All must recognize that we share considerable common ground in this concern for the earth and we have much work to do together. ',\} Nature is the gift of God's goodness. God is the source of all that exists and is actively present in all of creation. As St. Franci's' of Assisi showed us. a love of the world can restrain greedy and grasping human behavior and help beyond all expectation t9 preserve and nurture all that Goa has made. This is the needed lesson of today.

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The family vacation that works By FAlliER


Have a family pow wow, and anticipate the things that might posIn the Library of Congress in sibly disrupt a happy vacation. This Washington, D.C., four beautiful ought to help make a vacation more murals depict the major principles refreshing. If you anticipate periods ofIong for healthy family life: worship of God, education, rest and recreation. ' waiting, discuss ways to alleviate With summer underway, I won- the stress this causes. Some people der how many families truly will bring along books and get lost in find refreshment and rest on their them. Others make it a point to engage those around them in convervacations. . Many families will travel, which sation, finding that this is energizis a bigger hassle than ever before. ing. If you are traveling by car, If they go by airplane, they face stricter security, long lines and what books, games or a TV set will help to keep the boiling point down may seem like indefinite waiting. If they travel by automobile, when you're stuck in traffic. Know they will encounter road construc- how to make time your friend. tion and lose much valuable time If you are traveling to another part of the country and know little crawling past it. Parks, which were once peace~ about it, read up on it before you ful havens, are now overcrowded begin your trip. Every town has a and noisy, as are beaches and history. With the Internet, it is !TIuch amusement parks. easier to find information on a parThe list of woes that can accom- ticular area that brings it to life. pany a vacation are endless, often A primary rule to follow in planmaking the idea of finding rest and ning a vacation is to get everyone enjoyment sound like a joke. on board. Don't take for granted What steps might families em- that all members of the family are ploy to counter the frustrations that excited about the vacation spot that accompany family vacationing? has been chosen. Have a frank dis-

cussion in which everyone gets his or her say. I have known families where the husband was a history buff and would take his family to places of historical importance. Unfortunately, his wife and children weren't into history, and their vacations were a disaster. Devise a plan that suits everyone. Another good 'rule to follow while on vacation is not to try and take in everything. I don't know how many times I have watched tourists come to Washington, D.C., for a one- or two-day stay, ru'1ning from one monument to the next. By the end of the first day they are dragging and can't remember what they saw because they didn't take , time to absorb it. When all is said and done, a family vacation is best enjoyed when unsettling disruptions are anticipated, when "homework" is done on the places to be visited, when there is agreement on the choice of a vacation spot and, finally, when time is taken during the vacation to absorb and fully enjoy the moment.

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FALL RIVER - The greeting alone of "Come in, come in," from the smiling man in the green leather chair is soul lifting. If you've come to Saint Anne's Church on any afternoon to confess your sins and receive the sacrament of penance, you'll thank God for the special opportunity given you in Qominican Father Pierre E. Lachance. The pale blue eyes and the practical wisdom of his words take most people's attention away from the fragility of the mostly wheelchairbound, 86-year-old Dominican priest who in his final years finds his confessional ministry at the famous Shrine to St. Anne is becoming more and more a ministry ofencouragement as well as forgiving and healing. No longer able to stand, Father Lachance concelebrates most days at the II :30 a.m. public Mass. But it is his time in the confessional that he says has become precious to him as a priest ofsixty years, 43 of which





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were spent at St. Anne's. The parish will pay their native son tribute on June 27, with a Mass in the shrine celebrated by Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., at II :30 a.m., and a festive dinner at White's of Westport at I p.m. ''The 60 years of my priesthood have been happy ones, oh so happy, and I love serving the people ofGod and the Church," Father Lachance said this past week during a lull in the procession to his Shrine office. ''And it all began right here," he said. He was born in Fall River on Dec. 30, 1915 the eldest of 12 children of Emile Raoul Lachance and Helena (Robitaille) Lachance. His

THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River - Fri., June 14, 2002 a story of a neighborhood woman who dreamed of her son being a priest and the boy was subsequently ordained. But because it was a deci-

given name was Evariste and he was baptized, made his first Communion and was confinned in the church' he has served so well. He would be joined by bothers and sisters, Hector, Beatrice, Lilliane, Raymond, Juliette, Nonnand, Robert, Emile, Gerard, Betrand and Roland. "My youth was filled with joy, . love, peace, happiness and stability and we have been a close knit family to this day," he said. He also credits his parents for influencing him to become a priest. "Not that they directed me toward the priesthood. They were very careful not to direct me in that way." He recalled that his mother told him

sion based on pressure, the young man realized it was not his calling and left the priesthood. Turn to page J4 - Sixty


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Not .believing in the Eucharist

Q. During the Liturgy of the the sacraments, he does not so Christ or the Church is doing Eucharist, the priest changes bind himself to the sacraments here. bread and wine into the Body that he cannot pass on that life of "How much" grace do they and Blood of Christ. Jesus said, grace outside the usual sacramen- receive? Grace is an aspect of This is my body, not, this is my tal ministry. our individually unique love reproud despite having just. body if you This thought is repeated often lationship with God, so it canLast Saturday's epic battle missed a shot at history? My quesbon IS, If a person in Catholic circles. Pope John not be measured that way. But had such potential for disaster. Last weekend the sports does not believe this to be true Paul II, for example, writes that that some devout persons of EspeciaIly considering the monies to be .won and the prestige world was chock-full of key and receives Communion, what God's essential work of salvation other faiths experience a powto be earned. But, there was a head-to-head battles. In basket- happens? Is it still the body of always will remain the cross and. erful personal movement of refreshing civility to the whole ball, the NBA finals continued, Christ? If it is just r------------I:Hi:;:::::;;iiiiiiii::::-'., God's saving love in our liturgy and sacraments thing. It was downright pleas- as did the in-your-face attitude bread and wine for a of the players and fans. In nonbeliever and the cannot be denied. Every ant. priest, and countless First of all, there was no vul- hockey, the NHL finals chugged Body of G~rist for us, Catholic laypersons, gar, violent, vicious pre-event along, rife with cheap hits, face how can It be both? have seen it happen. press conference to get out of washes and a whole lot of ille- (Texas) A. It is the teaching of The rules of the Cathohand. The favorite didn't stand' gal clutching and grabbing gothe Ch~rc.h that once the By Father lic Church about sharing face-to-face with the opponent ing on. John J. Dietzen Communion with other In baseball' there was the eucharIStiC presence of in a show of who was tougher. faiths have been exThere weren't evil stares firing match-up of fi;e-balling Roger Christ be~ins .during the .... plained in this column ofhateful daggers across a Clemens facing laser-hitting consecratIOn 10 the celBarry Bonds, ebration of the Eucharist, that resurrection of Christ. This is "the ten. I do not suggest, therefore, with Clemens presence endures as long as the unending source of God's action that people not of our faith could plunking his eucharistic species exist. in the sacraments, as well as in or should receive Communion in opponent to This is to say that as long as other ways that are known to him our liturgies anytime they wish. keep him off the appearances of bread and alone" ("Crossing the Threshold The above comments simply atthe plate. wine continue, as long as what is of Hope;" p. 134). test that God is able to distribute . Why can't there still ~ooks a~d, tastes li~e Thomas, speaking specificaIly the sacramental gifts of his life to opponents just ~read or wme, C~nst} eucha~s- of ministers of the sacraments, anyone h~ wishes and that the out with tiC presence remams (Catechism writes that if nonbelievers minis- Eucharist tan be a rich channel come By Dave Jolivet their best ef- of the Catholic Church," No. ter (baptism for example) and in- of divine grace even for those fott, and try to 1377).路 . tend to do what Christ and the who do not believe in the euchafend off their Thus, when peqple receIve church desire to do in the sacra- ristic presence as we do. A free brochure describing crowded media circus tent. No opponents in a clean, honest Communion, they receive the t!lle ment, their lack of specific belief one barked out any spiteful way just like the heavyweights Body and Blood of Chnst, does not invalidate the sacrament basic Catholic prayers, beliefs words. No one questioned the we saw last Saturday? Could not whether they believe in that pres-' ("Summa Theologiae," III-64,7- and moral precepts is available . 8). by sending a stamped, self-adcharacter and ability of another. the sports world stand a bit more ence or not. Whether or how they receive Something similar can happen dressed envelope to Father There was no embarrassing integrity? I think so. But at least we can the grace of the sacrament of the in those who are not ,Catholic, John Dietzen, Box 325, Peoria, scene of one combatant charging after another in a juvenile look back to last Saturday's Euch~rist is another question. perhaps not even Christian, but IL 61651. classic and classy Belmont Certamly we know, as St. Tho- who receive the Eucharist reverQuestions may be sent to Fa'exhibit of machismo. Right up to the moment the Stakes and marvel at the fact mas Aquinas reminds us, that ently, wishing to unite themselves ther Dietzen at the same address, beIl sounded to begin the con- that 11 massive beasts handled while God gives grace through spiritually to whatever God or or E-mail: test, the contestants remained themselves so much more hucalm, cool, collected and manely than did their twoclassy. When the bell did legged counterparts. You cersound, it was pure athleticism tainly didn't hear War Emblem at its best. There was no taunt- telling the 70-1 long shot Sarava One of the best things about being a writer is the fence by the dirt road, now quietly, until the weeking, no showbo'ating, and no he was going to "crush his 'mail you get from readers. I have a few boxes of end. Then it left, and no one ever saw the bird again. poor sportsmanship. What the skull," ala Mike Tyson to cherished letters. Special among these are stories "I am convinced that this was not just a coincidence. spectators saw was a good, Lennox Lewis before their sent to me by people who read 拢!ly book on "Coin- It was God giving some special grace and strength clean, hard fight. . battle last Saturday. cidences, Touched by a Miracle," wanting me to to a grieving parent. I have recently le,arned that the Even when the favorite It makes you wonder who the know about their own "coincidences." I was so very peacock is the symbol of soul, or for the soulleavstumbled a bit, there were no ex- dumb animals really are. . touched by the letter I received from Michael Jo- ing the body." I thanked ~arrone for sharing this cuses flying about. He picked Dave Jolivet is a former sports seph Marrone of Maryland, who began by saying, consoling story of how truly God is with us in times himself up and continued the editor/writer and the current edi"My coincidence or God-incidence story began May of sorrow. charge. And how amazing was tor of The Anchor. 16, 1998." Nancy Izzo's story it that when the champ went Comments are welcome at .On that day, his sonalso touched me. She told down in defeat, he stood tall and in-law Mike and three how the husband of a

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friends were riding their friend, Barbara, died sud<tirt bikes over a trail they denly of a massive heart had developed on propattack. Her grieving was erty Mike and his wife intense, and Izzo perTerri had bought. suaded her to join with By Antoinette Bosco It was a hot and humid some other women for day, but still they were get-togethers where they careful, wearing all-body could let her talk about suits with elbow pads, knee pads and a chest pro- Mel. Barbara so much wanted a sign that he was tector. still with her. Unexpectedly, Mike saw his friend Andy's bike One day shortly after a get-together, Izzo was at just off the trail. Andy was on the ground. They got her desk in her Brooklyn home. She noticed an enmedical help immediately, but Andy, suffering a velope sticking out oddly from a cubby hole, marked head trauma, didn't make it. "It is such a shock to "Burner Information." It struck her this should have see the life of a strong, vibrant young man snuffed been downstairs with other burner information. out so quickly" and without warning," Marrone She opened the envelope and saw that it had wrote. been sent 25 years ago, after "a considerate, paThe funeral was on Ascension Thursday. That tient man" had been sent by the company to exmorning Terri saw a peacock in a tree near the house. plain gas burners to them. "When I saw the name She had never before seen a peacock in that area. at the bottom, I was speechless. The man who had While Andy's family was arriving that afternoon, come to our home 25 years ago was Barbara's husthe peacock remained in the tree making a loud band!" Izzo wrote. screeching noise. Andy's mother said it was a "sign . "I knew then that he was trying to communicate from heaven," because when Andy was a boy "she with Barbara to let her know that he was still with used to call him'her little peacock because of the her and would help her get over his death." way he strutted and marched around like a proud Stories like these may just be caIled "coincipeacock," wrote Marrone. dences," but I rather think they are more evidence The peacock was still sitting atop the split rail that God never leaves us orphans!


UFE-SIZED statue of MotherTeresa holding a small child graces the grounds of St. Mary's Church, South Dartmouth, where it was dedicated by Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. The statue was realized through the joint fund-raising effort of the Bishop Stang Council No. 4532 of Dartmouth, and St. Mary's parishioners. The statue is intended to be reminder of the importance and sanctity of human life and to exemplify the Pro-Life cause.


What must be done in Dallas Expectations for the bishops' be no ambiguity in the case of the meeting in Dallas in mid-June have true pedophiles and the habitual gone over the top. More journalists abusers of minors. They must be have applied for credentials than ap- dismissed from the clerical state. If plied to cover the pope's last visit to the bishops cannot make this dear the United States. Bishops nave con- at Dallas, and if they do not get the tributed to the frenzy by suggesting Vatican to fast-track approval ofprothat, at Dallas, the bishops will take cedures for dealing with such cases, measures to "put this behind us" and they will deserve the firestorm of the crisis of clerical sexual abuse will be "over." It won't be. There is more to come, and getting at the roots of the crisis will take years, even decades, of wprk. But the Dallas meeting can do two important By George Weigel· things substantively, and it can do one critically important thing symbolically. The sl,lbstantive agenda was sug- criticism that will ensue. gested by Pope John Paul II, adOn April 22, the pope also said dressing the U.S. cardinals'meeting that the people of the Church " .... in the Vatican on April 22. The pope must know that bishops and priests came straight to the point: "People are totally committed to the fullness need to know that there is no place ofCatholic truth on matters ofsexual in the priesthood and religious life morality, a truth as essential to the for those who would harm the renewal of the priesthood and the young." I take that to mean that clas- episcopate as it is to the renewal of sic pedophiles (men with a perverse marriage and family life." The Holy sexual attraction to pre-pubescent Father would not have said this if he children) are to be dismissecj from did not have good reason to believe the clerical state. I also take it to that such total commitment has been mean that pliesl~ who are habitual lacking in some quarters, and that sexual abusers of minors are to be dissent from the Church's sexual dismissed from the clerical state. Pe- ethic is one of the sources of the curriod. rent crisis. There,are the harder cases ofoneThat is precisely right. Thus the· time offenses, perhaps involving al- bishops at Dallas must at least open cohol, and there are difficult ques- a conversation about the terms and tions about pliests who have occa- procedures for a proposed apostolic sional, but neither habitual nor visitation - a Vatican-mandated merely one-time, heterosexual or study - of all seminaries and relihomosexual affairs. But there need gious houses of formation. Such a

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study is essential to complete the reform of seminaries that has been underway in many instances for a decade, and to begin the reform of the truly troubled institutions notiviates and religious houses of formation. In both circumstances, the studies should not be led or staffed by anyone with a vested interest in the status quo or in defending the lax attitudes of the recent past - particularly in regard to sexual misconduct, heterosexual or homosexual. The study of seminaries should be run by bishops who have demonstrated an ability to reform seminaries in their pre-episcopal careers and to attract and nurture vocations by their episcopal ministry. Happily, there are a good number of such men among the younger members of the hierarchy. The study ofnovitiates should be run by bishops who have nurtured vocations to the consecrated life in their dioceses and who have a clear-eyed view ofthe current corruptions in too many religious houses of formation. Beyond this, the bishops must do something to make unmistakably clear that they accept responsibility for the discipline of the clergy, that they are deeply sorry for the episcopal misgovernance that turned serious scandal into Church-wide crisis, and that they fully intend to pursue remedies down to the roots of the crisis in the culture of dissent. A communal, public act of penance has beeri suggested. That would be no bad thing, especially if

Saint Anne's Hospital employees recognized for years of service FALL RIVER - One hundred and twenty-nine employees ofSaint Anne's Hospital from 23 cities and towns were recognized for their years of service at a special awards dinner at White's of Westport during the annual observance of National Hospital Week. Top honors went to Ellen Couto of Tiverton. R.I., a member of the Patient Registration Team for 40 years of service. Recognized for 35 service years were: Lorraine Chaves ofFall River, manager of the hospital's Central Supply; Claire Sullivan ofWestport, director of occupational health service; and Catherine Bonner, RN of Portsmouth, RI., a pediatric nurse. Other employees receiving recognition were: 30 years: Sharon Dahlstrom, Cecile Moniz and Pauline Teves of , Fall River; Marjorie Bobola of Mattapoisett; Elaine Dupont of Berkley; Doris Fontaine of Somerset; Maria Reis of Swansea, and Cynthia Padula ofTIverton, R.I. 25 years: Susan Bell, Diane Correia, Maria Couto, Stephen Duhancik, Clara Fallon, Madeline Faria, Cathey Mayo and Donna Pavao of Fall River; Janet Longo of Lakeville; Lisa Bousquet of North Dartmouth; Gail Touchette ofSouth Dartmouth; Margaret Vendituoli of Swansea; and Carolyn Cabral, Denise DeMedeiros, Dolores Dyer

and Dawn Mendoza of Tiverton, R.I. , 20 years: Cynthia Pelletier and Barbara Woodward of Fall River; Alfred Medeiros of North Dartmouth; and John Rocha of Lincoin, RI. , 15 years: Anne Gruneberg and Howard Hawkins of Assonet; Cynthia Carilli of Dedham; Susan Silvia of Dighton; Gerald Banville, Joyce Berube, Lisa Blanchette, Ana Borges, Rachel Janson, Madeleine King, Maria Larguinha, Denise Margues, Wanda Pothier, Diane Price, Clara Reagan and Angela Viveiros of Fall River; Stephen Partridge of New Bedford; Martha Amaral ofNorth Dartmouth; Vivian Bousquet, Maria Gagne, Mary Linhares and Karen Sykes of Somerset; Mary Dias, Ne'llie Jacob and Wendy LaPointe of Swansea; Rose Almeida, James Campbell, Paul Casado and Shirley Dufresne ofWestport; Susan O'Brien of Portsmouth, R.I.; BrendaBishop, Barbara Dendy, Lynn Force, Anne Furze, Brenda Helger, Bruce Munroe, Diane Santos, Donna St. Laurent and Janice Vincent ofTIverton, R.I. 10 years: Joseph Boncorrdo of Berkley; Diane Gauvin and Sarah Smith of Fall River; Lawrence Kenney and Rosalie Tardif of Lakeville; Anita Davies of Middleboro; Sandra Neves and David Perry ofNew Bedford; Curtis

THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River - Fri., June 14, 2002 it helped drive home the point that the Dallas meeting is only the beginning of a long and difficult process of fixing what has manifestly


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All-Star Day brings students together for fun, faith By MIKE GORDON ANCHOR STAFF

NORTH DARTMOUTH - Hundreds of young people from across the diocese gathered togetherrecently at Bishop Connolly and Bishop Stang high schools for "All-Star Day," with Chris Godfrey, sponsored by the diocesan Department of Education and Pro-Life Apostolate. Godfrey, a former right guard for the Super Bowl XXI .. Champion New York Giants, is president of Life Athletes and author ofa new diocesan program '''That's Where I Live," guide to good relationships. He visited with students and took the opportunity to speak with them about virtues and abstinence, part of the Life Athletes pledge. . . The days included prayer, song, food, fun and fellowship for the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students, many of whom have recently completed the diocesan program. Others will begin the class路 when school starts this fall. "It's a tremendous gift for the diocese to have Mr. Godfrey speak to our young people," said assistant director of the Pro-Life AlA'stolate, Marian Desrosiers. "He's a super guy and he brings a wonderful, positive message to our youth," she added. The All-Star Day featured stations of popular athletic events yolleyball, Wiffle Ball, soccer, tennis, relay rates, kickball, basketball, 'flag football and track and field: Students chose two stations and spent time at both during the afternoon meeting many new friends and enjoying the activities. It was an opportunity to share in teamwork and reinforce values. Volunteers, including coaches, teachers, priests and recent graduates coordinated each station and shared personal witness with the youth. Each day began with song, prayer and a brief talk by Godfrey who welcomed and encouraged those gathered. "I hope today will be a memorable day for you," he said. "It is a reward for all your hard work." The curriculum Godfrey created helps students build a guide to good healthy relationships, revolving around four commitments. They are: I will try and do what is right even when it is difficult; I will give myself only to that special person that I marry as my partner for life; I will respect the lives of others especially the unborn and aged; and I will not quit or make excuses when I fail, but try again.


SASHA ST. PIERRE of St. Anne School, Fall River, takes a swing during a Wiffle Ball game. (AnchodGordon photos)

FATHER KEVIN Cook, left, goes over the rules of soccer before his charges take to the field. At right, Chris Costa, Andrew Demoura and Brian Freitas from St. Francis Xavier School, Acushnet, prepare for flag football. Through those points it creates a respect for the dignity of life said Desrosiers. She said although students are not required to make the pledge when they go through the program, many do promise to hold up the ideals of the Life Athletes, joining more than 300 professional and Olympic athletes. "We are in a moral war in this country and the cost is our kids," said Desrosiers. "Our job is to teach them virtues." As Godfrey interacted with students he stressed that in order to be. happy one needs to learn how to love like God loves. "Love has to be a commitment. We live in a sexual oriented society, but we don't have to go along with it." He added that with God's help we are able to swim against the current. Godfrey is a great role model for the kids, said Jean Arsenault, assistant for the Pro-Life Apostolate. Godfrey stressed hard work is how one achieves success and referenced his football career. '''The difference between winners and losers is that winners get back up after they fall." Many stu,jents said it was a thrill to meet a professional football player and between smiles and enthusiasm many said they were enjoying the day. .'. Sasha St. Pierre of St. Anne School, Fall River, said, "I'm having a fun day." Connor O::Srien of Holy Trinity, West Harwich, thought it "was cool to meet Chris Godfrey," while seventh-grader Chris Costa of St. Anthony School, New : Bedford, stated he is "looking forward to participating," in the curriculum this fall. Eighth-grade te<:lcher Diane Troy ofHoly Trinity Regional SchOOl, West Harwich, said her students were enjoying the All-Star Day andwas happy with the '''That's Where I Live," curriculum. "It's a great teaching tool and good asset for children in the diocese," said Troy. "It's the right message at the right time." Jim McNamee, incoming principal at Bishop Connolly High School, agreed and said "it has been well received in the classroom," by both teachers and students. Each student was given a T-shirt with the Life Athletes slogan and logo. On the back it read, "Life Athletes: VIrtue, Abstinence, Respect Life. That's Where I Live." The Knights of Columbus donated the shirts and many were on hand to share the day. Bishop Sean P. O'Malley OFM Cap., arrived later in the

day to a standing ovation from students and teachers. Students displayed a large banner thanking Bishop O'Malley and many had posters with similar sentiments. He thanked Desrosiers and Godfrey and all involved in this "very important program." The bishop told students that it is "God's desire for us to be happy. That's why he made us. We're here to help you find the path that leads to happiness and God and we want you to find that happiness by having a good life." Father Stephen A. Fernandes, director of the Pro-Life Apostolate, said he "is extremely grateful that Chris Godfrey has once again taken time to come to the Diocese of Fall River to present his Gospel based, child and value centered message to so many of the kids of the diocese. He's one in a million." . He thanked Desrosiers for all her hard work and the many who made the program possible. Father Fernandes was also grateful to the principals of both high schools for use of their facilities. Desrosiers closed the program by thanking many people and stating to students "I am very proud of you. You are helping us build a new culture of life." . .,.,...,~"=".....",,,....,.,...,,..,,

STUDENTS ENJOYED this station where they competed in relay races. Here they prepare for one that involves finding one's shoes and sprinting back to their team.



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Students enjoy visit fro.m special canines By MIKE GORDON ANCHOR STAFF

FALL RIVER':- Middle school students from St. Anne School, Fall River, got a special treat recently when they were visited by a therapy dog and several other working dogs that participated in demonstrations of their skills. The visit was part of the ongoing fire safety program at the school and was coordinated by Anne Marie Maynard. She is head of the program for the Fall River Fire Museum and provides an extended program of classes to many city schools. This particular visit featured Sue Fournier and her German shorthaired pointer Forest; Trooper Mike Peters and his black Labrador, Gala; and also on hand were Officer Kevin Howell and Lt. Robert Perry of the Bristol County Sheriff's Office and their German shepherd Agon. ''Today, students got the chance to learn about the public safety officials in our area who work to keep them safe," said Maynard. They also learned about the importance of teamwork, training and trusting your partners, whether they are two-legged or four-legged." Maynard added that lessons such as the ones learned from these demonstrations have a real "relevance and value to students." The lesson helped students become more aware of the risks that public safety officials face every day and what such jobs entail. The first presentation was by Fournier and she spoke about her role in the well being of hospital and nursing home patients. She brought Forest with her and made rounds of the room so all students had the opportunity to pet him. She took questions from students and explained that dogs like Forest help people cope in difficult

times because they give unconditional love. ''The patients, especially those who have suffered a stroke or are burn victims, get a lot out ofit," said Fournier. "It keeps me very busy and I visit 60 nursing homes in Massachusetts." In addition to Forest she also brings other animals, including a pig, to visit patients. The second presentation involved Trooper Peters of the Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit of the Massachusetts State Police and his dog Gala. Gala is an accelerant detection canine and works on a food reward system. She is trained to sniff out the chemical traces left behind by things like gasoline at the scene of fires determining if indeed an accelerant was used. Peters explained that in fires where arson is suspected he and his faithful companion do important work. As he walked around the room giving students an opportunity to interact with Gala, Peters spoke about the different aspects of hisjob and explained many terms to students. He said that Gala is a unique dog because there are many dogs trained to sniff out narcotics and explosives, but the accelerant canine program is relatively new. She is one of six such dogs being used in the state. He then called upon volunteer Katlyn Pacheco to aid in a demonstration. Pacheco and Peters placed small plastic containers around the room some with a drop of gasoline on them as Gala looked on. The dog then began investigating each one and when she found the accelerant she sat down and then pointed several times to the spot with her nose. Gala was then given a treat as students clapped loudly. Seventh-grade teacher Gail Hemrningway helped organize the

demonstrations and said a lot of preparation goes into the fire safety program, but it's well worth it. "The students really benefit from this," said Hemmingway. ''They are more alert to the dangers of fires and many go home and check batteries in smoke detectors. Fire safety teaching is very important:' she added. The third presentation was done outside the school and involved the canineAgon, who provides protection, assists with investigations and arrests and responds to a wide range of life threatening situations. He also can sniff out explosives. Agon is trained for many weeks to help detain criminals on command and Officer Howell and Lt. Perry showed how he did so. While Perry left to put on a protective suit, Howell explained that Agon wears a thick leather collar when he is "going to go to work," and once it's in place the canine knows that playtime is over. Perry then emerged wearing the suit and brandishing a large stick as a criminal might a weapon. Agon began to bark as Howell told the would-be criminal to put down the stick and surrender. When he did not and continued to threaten the officer, Howell released Agon who sprinted across the grass and grabbed on to the protected arm of Perry. "It was an amazing demonstration," said eighth-grade teacher Jeanne St.Yves. Sixth-grader Correy Levesque enjoyed the program especially seeing Agon in action. "That was pretty cool," he said. Howell was thankful for the opportunity to bring the dogs around and enjoyed showcasing the special job that Agon does. It was a successful way to end the Fire Safety Program at St. Anne School and as Howell smiled he declared, ''The kids love it!"

GOLF CHAMPSI - The Bishop Stang High School Golf Team recently captured its second Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Division II State Championship in a row. They finished the season with only two losses.

Bishop Stang golfers repeat state title NORTH DARTMOUTH The Bishop Stang Golf Team successfully defended its MIAA Boys Division II State Championship June 4 at the Waubeeka Golf Links in Williamstown. Team members include: Timothy Flinn, New Bedford; Brian Miller, Marion; Caleb Morgan, Marstons Mills; Daniel Paranzino, Middletown, R.I.; Kyle Pelletier, Acushnet; and

Matthew Simmons, Mattapoisett. They finished the season with a record of 13-2 and are coached by Marc Goddu and Richard Dupuis. Coach Goddu was also named Boston Globe Division II Coach of the Year. Kyle Pelletier was named Boston Globe Division II Player of the Year and Daniel Paranzino was named to the Division II All-State Scholastic Team.



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visibility - until he was arrested for flying a Northwest Airlines jet under the influence of alcohol, the WASHINGTON - The news business is tough equivalent of six mixed drinks. He was jailed and fired but, Martin told Catholic News Service, he for Michel Martin, an ABC News correspondent. Not only is she a regular contributor to was able to regain his job, retire "with honor," and "Nightline," but Martin is in her second season on was one of President Clinton's final presidential parloan to Oregon Public Broadcasting, a PBS affili- dons. "We know the outer journey," Martin said, "but ate, to host and research the documentary series, we don't now the inner story." "Life 360." The prayer installment of Martin, a board member of "Life 360" had several colArchbishop Carroll High laborators, but Martin singled School in .the District of Coout the segment featuring a lumbia, doesn't mind the loan Cuban-American woman arrangement because路 of the who was raised Catholic but opportunities provided by judged that the Catholic "Life 360." Church did not meet her spiri"Most路 news shows start tual needs. Camera crew at with the news and work their the ready, she tried virtually way out. We start with the every major faith, and several idea, and then drill down," not-so-major belief systems in Martin said in a telephone inher quest to find a spiritual terview from ABC News' THE DOCUMENTARY program "Married in America" by New York offices. home. filmmaker Michael Apted premiers this month on the A&E "I don't want to' give the "Life 360," a summer secable channel. (CNS photo courtesy A&E) ending away," Martin said, ries that airs on most PBS af"but in the end, she does learn filiates 9-10 p.m. EDT Thurshow to,pray." days (check local listings), The episode also examines doesn't shy away from topics 'airport chapels and who goes not often touched by news orin them to pray. ganizations, even the 24-hour Featured on both the news channels. By MARK PATTISON prayer and redemption shows This season, for instance, Filipina Catholic, while Neil is a . CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE "Life 360" will take separate is the "God Squad" of Msgr. Jew from New York. "It's one of hourlong looks at prayer and Thomas Hartman and Rabbi WASHINGTON - Borro~颅 those things which is becoming ABC NEWS correspondent Michel Marc Gellman, who offer ing a page from his acclaimed more common in America," redemption. The redemption install- Martin hosts the PBS documentary their insights on each topic. "Up" documentary series, direc- Apted said of interfaith marriages, ment will include two stories series "Life 360." (CNS photo courtesy "The program is very tor Michael Apted begins a look "and we wanted to' show that digentle in tone, and we don't of people who made more PBS) at nine newly married American. .versi ty." apologize for that," J\:1artin He said his staff conducted headlines with substance couples to explore, in their own said. "But it's a very grown-up ~how," yet c;o,?t,aiI;ls lives and actions, how the insti- video interviews. with 100 pro- abuse than with their chosen profession. Singer-songwriter Steve Earle had one big hit nothing that should be patently offensive to younger tution of marriage works and spective couples from Alabama, wi th "Copperhead Road," but drug addiction viewers, she added. the Eastern Seaboard and Southwhere the rough spots are. "Life 360," she said, should feel to the viewers And not only will Apted look ern California and showed Apted coupled with a jail term left some in doubt whether he could even survive, much less resume his calike they've been at "a dinner party where they at them now, he'll also show the tapes. He whittled it down to reer. But now clean and sober for the past several weren't expecting a lot going in - maybe some viewers what their lives are like 30, then interviewed those couples years, Earle has come back with an audience-pleasfree food - but they found some good conversahimself before settling on the nine after two years of marriage, and tion, or listened to a good CD. We want it to be after four years of marriage, and couples whom he will visit every ing mix of rock, folk, country and bluegrass. Lyle Prouse, on the other hand, had no public something you didn't expect." after six years, and eight years, other year for the next decade. Apted said no fuss should be and 10 years. "Married in America" will be made over the fact that he put tosuggestiveness and sporadic crass guage with an instance of rough lanshown on the A&E cable chan- gether "Married in America,". words with an instance ofrough lan- guage. The U.S. Conference of nel in two versions: a three-ho'ur which is looking at couples in the guage. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops classification isAversion 8-11 p.m. EDT Monday, first throes of married bliss, at the Catholic Bishops classification isA- Ill- adults. The Motion Picture AsJune 17 (repeated 4-7 p.m. EDT same time he directed the recently Sunday, June 23), and a two-hour re leased theatri cal feature III - adults. The Motion Picture sociation of America rating is PGAssociation ofAmerica rating is PG- 13 - parents are strongly cautioned. version 8-10 p.m. EDT Thursday, "Enough," which details one woman's efforts to escape and June 20. 13 - parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriSome material may beinappropri- ate for children under 13. Apted has used the same tech- confront her abusive husband. IC~~ ~'ll)viile For him, he said, the fuss was ate for children under 13. ''Windtalkers'' (MGM) nique of revisiting his documenMonotonous World War II tary subjects in the "Up" series, in trying to find someone to fi''Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya ICa.IV~Ulllle~ Sisterhood" (Warner Bros.) which began with a look at Brit- nance the "Married in America" drama in which the United States NEW YORK (CNS) - The folish schoolchildren in "7 Up." He project. Apted said he spent Passable adaptation of Rebecca military recruits Navajos (Adam has interviewed them every seven nearly as much time - eight lowing are capsule reviews of mov- Wells same-titled novel in which a Beach, Roger Willie) to communiyears, the most recent in the se- years - locating someone with ies recently reviewed by the U.S. young playwright (Sandra Bullock) cate the secret battle positions ofU.S. deep enough pockets so that he Conference of Catholic Bishops' living in New York City implies in troops in the Navajo language withries being "42 Up." Office for Film and Broadcasting. He tries to keep mum on his could fulfill his vision. a magazine interview that her South- out the Japanese understanding, but He said he persisted because ''Bad Company" (Touchstone) own views on marriage, saying ern mother (Ellen Burstyn) was not the Marines (Nicolas Cage, Christhat he doesn't want his opinions "I believed in this." And, with the Inconsistent comedy-drama in a good parent, causing a terrible rift tian Slater) assigned to protect them to color the opinions of any of the possible exception that all of the which a streetwise bookie (Chris between the two women that can must also be prepared to kill them if nine couples or the viewers who couples be Americans, he said his Rock) is convinced by a top CIA only be repaired with the interven- capture is imminent. Inspired by true may see the program. . vision is pretty much intact from agent (Anthony Hopkins) to take the tion of the mother's dearest and old- events, the premise's potential is However, in a telephone inter- concept to execution. place of his twin brother, an agent est friends (Shirley Knight, Fionnula never tapped in director John Woo's While Apted likes to go back killed during a secret operation, in Hanagan and Maggie Smith). Al- ultrabloody epic with the horrific view with Catholic News Service from his office in Los Angeles, and forth between documentaries order to seize a suitcase-sized though the high melodrama is soft- .battle scenes punctuated by dry Apted noted that eight of the nine and feature films, he said of his nuclear weapon before it falls into ened by a talented cast and snappy storytelling that fails to flesh out the couples he features got married in documentaries, "You're not deal- the hands of fanatical terrorists. De- one-liners, writer-director Callie moral quandary faced by the Maa church. "Only one couple didn't ing with melodrama. You're deal- spite a few exciting action sequences Khouri's tribute to the fruits of fe- rines or the bonds forged among the think religion meant anything to . ing with the drama of everyday and some humorous moments, di- male friendship among an eccentric men. Much graphic war violence them in their life," Apted said. life." rector Joel Schumacher's film group of Louisiana women is en- with sporadic rough language and "That, to me, is significant." Apted said his greatest fear in stumbles along until its protracted cumbered by confusing flashbacks profanity. The U.S. Conference of Apted said he wanted one of the project is that some couple ending, using nuclear terrorism as a from two different time periods. A Catholic Bishops classification is Athe couples to be a "multifaith will get cold feet and not want to plot device to create suspense. In- live-in relationship, a scene of child IV - adults, with reservations. The couple," and he found one in appear on camera in subsequent termittent violence with a few in- abuse, mature thematic elements and Motion Picture Association of Cheryl and Neil. Cheryl is a documentaries in the series. tense action sequences, brief sexual intermittent profanity and crass lan- America rating is R - restricted. CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE


Documentary to track married couples over next decade

THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River - Fri., June 14, 2002

Se'nior issues Nancy Boland Johnson is retiring as a columnist. This will be her last "Senior issues" column for The Anchor. I would like to thank her for her faithful contributions each month, and mostly for her friendship through the past few years. I express the sentiments of the entire Anchor staff wishing her and her husband Gil all the best in the future Dave Jolivet, Editor.

f1ammation and simple wear and tear aggravated by overuse. Despite some risks, daily physical activity is stilI important to your overalI health. Approaching exercise with the right preparation and correct equipment can help make your

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The benefits of regular activity are sometimes blunted by unexpected injury. As more Americans older than 65 become more active, their rates of sports-related injuries have risen significantly. Many elders remain physically active unto the 70s, 80s, and even 90s. Statistics indicate that more of them are experiencing sports-related injuries. Most of the injuries are associated with more active sports including biking, skiing, tennis, and skating. In less active sports, such as fishing, bowling and golf the number of injuries. is far less. The effects of aging, go beyond gray hair and a few wrinkles. The Mayo clinic Health Letter reports, "The muscles of youth tend to decrease in size as body fat increases." As a result, muscles become more susceptible to injury and need more recovery time if they do become injured. Among people 65 and older, injuries are often related to in-

exercise program fun and safe. You may find exercise is more enjoyable and fun with a partner. Health professionals recommend that you aim for a balanced fitness plan including strength training, aerobic activity and flexibility exercises. If you are middle-aged or older, check with your doctor before starting an exercise plan to be sure it suits your situation. The optimal daily goal is 30 minutes or more of moderate physical activity. A moderate activity level allows you to carryon a conversation while you exercise. If you are on any heart medication, talk with your doctor about a heart rate that's appropriate while you exercise. Use the right equipment an~ take lessons, if needed. Avoid injury by wearing proper equipment for your activity of

choice. Make sure your shoes are properly fitted and appropriate for your activity. Whether you enjoy brisk walking, swimming, bicycling, tennis, or golfing, it is a good idea to alternate activities from one day to the next. Doing so may help avoid overuse injuries.


Americans age 50plus are living longer, healthier lives. But this longevity bonus may be at risk due to personal behavior and failures in the health care system, according to a new report from AARP. For certain groups of the population - those in poor health, with disabilities, lowincome, and minorities - this risk becomes even greater. AARP's report, "Beyond 50: a Report to the nation on Trends in Health Security," provides the most comprehensive picture of the state of health care for midlife and older persons. "We have the chance to capitalize on amazing advances in longevity," says AARP Massachusetts State Director Deborah Banda. "But to do so, 50-plus Americans need a number of pieces to falI into place. Our health security depends on initial good health, adequate health care coverage, affordable quality of care that we can access easily, and a system that encourages informed decisionmaking. If one element goes astray, an individual's and a

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BOSTON - The Massachusetts legislature may take up the Protection of Marriage Amendment when the Senate and the House meet in joint session on June 19. According to Daniel Avila, associate director for policy and research for the Massachusetts Catholic Conference the official public policy voice for the Catholic Church in Massachusetts - the vote wilI be a critical one. The amendment directs the state to recognize "only the union of one man and one woman" as a marriage and to reserve to this union those legal "benefits or incidents exclusive to marriage." The key word that alI of the critics miss is the world "exclusive." Spouses may qualify for many public benefits by virtue of being married, but most of these benefits go to unmarried people under various government programs. Numerous so- . cial services, such as healthcare, insurance coverage, housing financial assistance

and survivor benefits would not be affected by the amendment in that the state already gives them to non-spouses in many situations, because they are not "exclusive to marriage." Only four legal benefits clearly fit the bilI "as exclusive": I. The right to be identified by law as being married; 2. The right to be identified by law as a spouse, husband or wife; 3. The right to be eligible for a marriage license; 4. The right to receive the legal protections afforded to sexual relations between spouses. . Avila said a misinformed campaign to defeat the amendment is in full stream. "The amendment would affirm the traditional definition of marriage as the union between one man and one woman," Avila asserted. "Its opponents claim, however, that it would cut off healthcare and other public services to unmarried adults and to any children they might have." Avila added: "Their claim is not true. None of the critics even tried to explain how this

inaccurate interpretation of the amendment squared with the amendment's own words." Due to the unique rules of constitutional debate in the Commonwealth, the amendment needs at least 50 votes (ou t of a total of 200 senators and representatives) to stay on track. "If a' vote is not taken this session, or less than the required nUJTIber of legislators vote to continue the process, the amendment dies," Avila explained.


generation's health security be- clusively on their families for comes unstable, at risk." care. The report indicates that at There is a generation gap in age 50, Americans can expect health care expectations and to live another 30 years, almost behavior. Fifty-64 year-olds are nine years longer than expected more demanding and expect in 1900, with fewer suffering more control of their- health disabilities. Although older care, while those age 65 and Americans are healthier, with older accept the status quo fewer smoking and more using more readily. But control is preventive services and trying harder to exercise as health care to exercise, obesity could can- systems become increasingly cel out the benefits of better complex and fragmented. health. Banda says, "We know perIn Massachusetts, nearly 90 sonal behavior has. made a percent of women age 50-plus world of difference in improvreceived a mammogram, the ing the health and longevity of third highest rate in the coun- Americans 50-plus, but at the try. Nearly 70 percent of per- same time health care for this sons age 65 and above received group has become harder to get, a flu shot. pay for and manage." Nationwide, more people Nancy Boland Johnson is a age 50-64 are uninsured than in parishioner of Our Lady of the past, and those with insur- Victory in Centerville. ance are worried about losing what coverage they have or receiving fewer benefits in the SHEET METAL future because Medicare does not cover prescription drugs. J. TESER, Prop. Few Americans have long-term RESIDENTIAL care insurance. Out-of-pocket INDUSTRIAL spending on long-term care as COMMERCIAL welI as spending on prescrip253 Cedar St., New Bedford tion drugs represents the great508-993-3222 est health-related financial risk . :==:;:========~ for older Americans. Montie Plumbing People age 50-plus are see& Heating Co~ ing doctors more than those in their age group did in the past. Over 35 Years The care .they receive is more of Satisfied Services often delivered in office and Reg. Master Plumber 7023 outpatient settings than was the JOSEPH RAPOSA, JR. case two decades ago. The vast 432 JEFFERSON STREET majority of long-term care usFALL RIVER 508-675-7496 ers age 65 and above relies ex-

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THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River - Fri., June 14,2002

Catholic Charities Appeal returns The following are the top five parishes in each area to date:



Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Seekonk St. John the Evangelist, Attleboro St. Mark, Attleboro Falls St. Mary, Seekonk St. Mary, North Attleboro Cape Cod St. Pius Tenth, South Yarmouth Our Lady of Victory, Centerville Christ the King, Mashpee Holy Trinity, West Harwich St. John the Evangelist, Pocasset Fall River St. Thomas More, Somerset St. Michael, Swansea Holy Name, Fall River Santo Christo, Fall River St. Stanislaus, Fall River

New Bedford St. Julie Billiart, North Dartmouth _Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, New Bedford St. Mary, South Dartmouth Immaculate Conception, New Bedford St. Patrick, Wareham Taunton St. Ann, Raynham St. Anthony, Taunton Annunciation of the Lord, Taunton St. Paul, Taunton Holy Family, East Taunton


114,690.00 49,706.00 37,418.00 .- 34,227.00 27,894.00.


154,110.00 103,135.50 75,475.00 62,109.00 57,272.00


40,106.00 37,371.00 33,878.00 32,591.00 32,378.00


53,055.89 50,489.00 48,897.00 42,783.00 38,476.00


44,856.30 33,479.00 26,285.00 24,144.00 . 22,552.00

BUSINESS & COMMUNITY ATILEBORO AREA $1,500-SI. Mary-SI. Vincent de Paul Society, Seekonk; $1,200-Jeweled Cross Company, Inc.; $1,000Morin's, Inc., SI. John the EvangelistSt. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Stephen-SI. Vincent de Paul Society; $600-SI. Mary-SI. Vincent de Paul Society, North Attleboro; $500-Texas Instruments, Inc.; $300-Knights of Columbus #5108, Seekonk, Knights of Columbus #404; $275-St. Mary Women's Guild, North Attleboro; $250-E.A. Dion, Inc., WillisMacKinnon, Insurance Agency, ·Inc.; $100-SI. John the Evangelist-Women of Spirit. CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS AREA $5,000-M/M Jonathan Stott, Osterville; St. John the Evangelist Bingo, Pocasset; $3,600-Corpus Christi-SI. Vincent de Paul SOCiety, East Sandwich; $2,500-0ur Lady of Lourdes-SI. Vincent de Paul Society, Wellfleet; $1 ,OOO-MIM Frank Sullivan, Osterville; MIM Michael T.K. Sullivan; SI. Pius Tenth-St. Vincent de Paul Society, South Yarmouth; Holy Trinity-SI. Vincent de Paul Society, West Harwich; St. Pius Tenth Bingo, South Yarmouth; $60D-Our Lady of Victoryl Our Lady of Hope Guild, Centerville; $55D-Our Lady of the Assumption ladies Guild, Osterville; $5OD-St. Francis Xavier-St. Vincent de Paul Society, Hyannis; St. Joan of Arc-SI. Vincent de Paul Society, Orleans; $3OD-Our Lady of the Assumption-St. Vincentde Paul Society, Osterville; Spartan Cleaners, Inc., Hyannis; Christ the King Catholic Women's Club, Mashpee; $25D-SI. John the Evangelist Council of Catholic Women, Pocasset; $225-Holy Trinity Women's Guild, West Harwich; $200-SI. Elizabeth Seton Women's Guild, North Falmouth; Robert F. O'Rourke Plumbing & Heating, Hyannis; $1 50-Thomas H. Peterson Realtors, West Harwich; Hart Farm Nursery, Dennisport; Martha's Vineyard-St. Vincent de Paul Society; $125-0ur Lady of Victory Men's Club, Centerville; $100-MIM Walter B. Bianchi, Osterville; Cotton Real Estate, Inc., Osterville; Stage Stop Candy, Ltd., Dennisport; Ann Williams, Centerville; LaPetite Maison, Osterville. . FALL RIVER AREA $5,00Q-Mrs. Barbara Jarabek; $2,SOO-SI. Thomas More-SI. Vincent

de Paul Society, Somerset; Waring Affiliated Funeral Homes;$2,00D-Gold Medal Bakery, Inc.; $1,SOD-CitizensUnion SaVings Bank; $1,20D-Egan's Church Supplies, Somerset; $1,000Fall River District Council-St. Vincent de Paul Society; RALCO Electric, Inc., Westport; Silva-Faria Funeral Home; $7S0-SI. Anne's Credit Union; $7.00C&D Sousa Construction Company, Somerset; $SOD-Bishop Connolly High School; Knights of Columbus-Fall River Council #86; Lecomte's Dairy,. Somerset; SI. John of God-SI. Vincent de Paul Society, Somerset; Piping srsterns, Inc., Assonet; $375-SI. John o God Women's Guild, Somerset; $3OD-Dr. Paul P. Dunn; $25D-Fall River Municipal Credit Union; $200Ashworth Brothers, Inc.; Amaral's Market; $15D-Clover Club of Fall River; $125-Notre Dame-SI. Vincent de Paul Society; $100-lmmaculate Conception Credit Union; Knights of Columbus-William Stang Assembly-Fourth Degree; Chaves Market; Sacred Heart Women's Guild; R&D Landscaping; Klear-Vu; Durfee-Buffinton Insurance Agency; Atty. Dorothy P. Tongue, P.C.; Holy Rosary Women's GLlild; Knights of Columbus-Msgr. Furtado Council #12348; Somerset; SI. John of God Holy Ghost Society, Somersel. NEW BEDFORD AREA $1 ,OOD-New Bedford District Council-St. Vincent de Paul Society; $500Catholic Salvage Bureau; AubertineLopes Funeral Home; Lemieux Heating, Inc.; Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus-St. Vincent de Paul Society; Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Couples Club; Perry Funeral Home; $300-The Pine Framery; $210-Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Women's Guild; $200-Debross Oil Company, Inc.; Rock Funeral Home; Daughters of Isabella-Hyacinth Circle #71; St. James-St. Vincent de Paul Society; $100-St. George Women's Gulld, Westport; State Road Gement Block Co., North Dartmouth; Our Lady of Fatima Ladies Guild. TAUNTON AREA $800-St. Ann-SI. Vincent de Paul Society, Raynham; $6OD-Holy Rosary Sodality-Holy Rosary Parish; $55D-SI. Paul-SI. Vincent de Paul Society; $S25-SI. Joseph-St. Vincent de paul Society, North Dighton; $SOO-DavolTaunton Printing, Inc.; Polish American Citizens Club; 51. Maximilian

Kolbe Guild-Holy Rosary Parish; $4OO-Reed & Barton Foundation, Inc.; $350-St. Jacques-St. Vincent de Paul Society; $300-Sowiecki Funeral Home; Holy Cross-St. Vincent de Paul Society, South Easton; $200-Aleixo Insurance Agency, Inc.; Silva Funeral Home; Holy Rosary-St. Vincent de Paul Society; $1S0-St. Joseph Women's Guild; $125-St. Paul Council of Catholic Women; $100-SI. Jacques Council of Catholic Women; The Queen's Daughters; Club Espirito Santo of Acores; Taunton District Council of Catholic Women. NATIONALS $2,000-R.A.D. Jones Architects, Inc., Rockland; $1 ,SOD-Rev. Arthur K. Wingate; $1 ,OOO-Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, Fairhaven; $1 ,OOO-St. Vincent de Paul Society-Diocese of Fall River; $500-Joseph V. Tally, Inc., Providence; $400-Riw. Daniel L. Freitas, Melbourne, FL; $200-Permanent Diaconate Community-Diocese of Fall River; $17S-Patrick K. Cunningham, Esq.; $125-Daher Family and Beatrice Howe; $100-Rev. Henryk Kropiwnicki; Rev. Raymond A. Robida.

PARISHES Acushnet St. Francis Xavier: $2,000-MIM Vincent D. Plourde; $300-MIM Daniel Moniz; $100-MIM Mark Hadley, MIM Custodio Cabral, Sandy Holl'l')es, MI M Ronald A. DeMilio, Mrs. Alice Saucier. Assonet St. Bernard: $300-Douglas & Cynthia Michaud; $200-Mrs. Jean Fairhurst, Mrs. Margaret Donahue; $15D-Antonio & Denise Branco; $1 ODPeter & Ruth Charland, John & Deborah Mateus, Raymond & Janice Rose. Attleboro Holy Ghost: $300-Holy Ghost-SI. Vincent de Paul Society; $100-MIM John A. Amaral, M/M Arthur W. Standley. St. John the Evangelist: $SOOPatricia Carella; $400-M/M Edward Maher; $250-M/M Edward Casey; $200-MIM Edward Mellon, Mrs. Ed.ward O'Donnell; $1S0-MIM Joseph Collins; $12S-Joseph Graney, Jr., Donald Pelletier; $120-Brian Stark; $1 OD-Judith Bolandz, Sean Forant, MI M George Gay, Michael Graney, In Memory of Larry Keating, M/M Peter Lynch, Mrs. Earl Marchand, Rosemarie Tinory, M/M John White. ,St. Joseph: $300-M/M Joe Brannon; $200-MIM George Largess; $100-Mercedes Alicea, MlM Julien Forget, MIM Norman Hebert. St. Stephen: $60D-Gerald Fortier; $1S0-Gerard Dalesio, Glenn & Magdalene Doucette; $1 OD-Normand Beauregard, Edward Corbett, Thomas ' Ferreira, Neal Messier. St. Theresa of the Child Jesus: $600-ln Memory of Daniel Vigorito; $3SD-Louis Lacivita; $315-St.Theresa Conference/SVDP; $300-Esther Desmarais; $250-Richa'rd Lozeau; $200-Lisa & Troy St. Onge, M/M Vincent DeQuattro; $1SD-Eileen Morris, M/M Rodolphe Bergeron; $125Michael & Maureen Sands; $12D-MI M Gilbert Lapointe; $100-1 rene Beland, M/M Arthur Paquette, M/M Geor~e Cummings, M/M Edmond Messler, Thomas Reilly. Brewster Our Lady of the cape: $20D-MI M Lou Dufresne. Buzzards Bay Sl Margaret: $1,2OD-Virginia L. Marchand; $SOO-Philip & Patricia Riley; $25D-Joseph & Mary DeMaio; $200-Gerald & Elizabeth .Hough; $100-William & Letitia Rosenfield, David & Jane Snyder. Centerville Our Lady of Victory: $75D-M/M John L. Allen; $600-MIM James E. Murphy; $300-Mrs. Bernard Hand; $20D-DrlM Gary Chase, M/M Edward F. McBride; $1S0-Mrs. Anthony DeDecko, Mary G. Hamilton, Mrs. Maura Hitzenbuhler, Peggy & Wayne James, M/M Albert H. Long, M/M Michael D. Mulgrew; $10D-DrlM Joseph R. Asiaf, M/M Leo J. Coveney, Mrs. Margaret Hart Foley, Mrs. Jean Greer, Samuel Keavy, Marjorie McCready, MIM Richard E. O'Connor, MIM Robert L. Pogorelc, Louis Sault,

penter. MIM William J. Whelton.• St. Anthony of Padua: $SOO-CoChatham Holy Redeemer: $35D-Knights of lonial Wholesale Beverage; $130-ln Columbus, Pope VI, Council #7312; Memory of Frank B. Silvia; $100$25D-MIM Edward F. Quinn; $1 OD-MI Barcelos Bakery, Mrs. Mary Ladeira, M Thomas Groux, MlM William J. Portugalia Imports & Exports. St. Joseph: $300-MIM James Hagerty, MIM Richard A. Klein, Jr. Boulay; $1 OO-MIM Robert Beaudry, MI Dighton Sl Peter: $1,OOO-Evelyn & Will- M Mark Sevigney, Mr. Robert iam Mendoza; $200-Paul & Che~1 Accettullo,MIM Timothy Bennett, New Ventura; $125-St. Peter's Women s England Church Supply & Religious Guild; $100-Emile & Pauline Gifts, Inc. St. Michael: $1,OOO-Rev. Luis A. Lamontagne, Loretta O. Auger, Scott Cardosa; $SOD-Rev. Scott A. Ciosek; & Lisa Leonard. $30D-A Friend of Catholic Charities, East Falmouth St. Anthony: $2,OOO-M/M Philip M/M Gerald Silvia; $20D-Anonymous, Bonanno; $200-William J. Hurley; MI Elizabeth Goncalves, St. Michael's M Dennis M. Blase, M/M George I:>rayer Group, Mary Gonsalves & Botelho; $150-M/M Rutilio Corvo, Family; $120-A Friend; $106-M/M Bella L. Malima; $1.25-James S. Pine; Guilherme Gonsalves & Family; $1 OD$100-M/M Gary Rabesa, Charles MlM Manuel Pontes, SI. Michael's Cardoza, M/M Lawrence DePonte, Youth Ministry, St. Michael's Holy RoMIM William Gilmartin, MIM Charles sary Society, M/M Antonio Pedro, Oliver, M/M Carl Gonsalves, M/M Manuel Rogers and Sons Funeral Kevin Sullivan, M/M Kevin P. Home, Anonymous, .Miss Evelyn Almeida, A Friend, MIM Manuel S. Andrade. Medeiros. East Freetown Sl Patrick: $10D-Virginia Paquin, St. John Neumann: $100-M/M In Memory of Joseph A. A. Levesque, Jose Gonsalves, MIM John Bastoni. In Memory of Levesque &Thorp FamiEast sandwich Corpus Christi: $1,200-M/M lies, In Memory of. M/M James E. Dante F. Gallerani, M/M Owen J, Judge, M/M William Rys, Mr. Robert Gaffney; $SOO-MiM Thomas Kenny, Aubin, Jr. M/M James Synk; $250-Cheryl A. SS. Peter and Paul: $200-M/M Cushing, Dorothy Neary; $200-M/M Arthur Pregana, Standard Pharmacy; Kingsley M. Berg, MltJl John Dankert; $100-Dr. Pablo A. Cordero, Albert N. $180-M/M Cornelius J. Keohane; . Cartier, Mrs. Mildred Hall. St. Stanislaus: $1,000-M/M $175-MIM David J. Gibbons; $15D-MI M John Bauer, Dr/M Gerald N. Raymond Biszko; $500-MIM Louis Maloney, Sally Latimer, M/M Jon Mazurek, A Friend; $32S-John Polak, McDermott; $125-M/M Herbert A. Jr.; $31D-A\,friend; $250-M/M Scott Hamlen, MIM Sal Ferraioli; $11 0-MIM Szczupak; $20D-A Friefld, MIM Dan Stephen A. Susko; $1 00-MIM John B. Podesta, M/M David Feeney; $160Cahalane, M/M Robert G. Fitzpatrick, M/M David Beard; $150-John Louise Karandy, MIM John L. Roberti, Deveney, Jr., M/M John Polak, A MlM Paul Schrader, M/M Robert F. . Friend; $125-M/M Peter Homen, Rogers, MIM Richard Hill, MIM Rob- Claire Ponte-Gonsalves, Joanne ert F. Leahy, Patricia M. Sanford, Rzasa, M/M Scott Mitchell; $12D-MI Genevieve D. Sharkey, Luke Miller. M Paul Gibson; $100-M/M Edward Fairhaven Couto, Rose Forczyk, Boyko MemoSt. Joseph: $200-M/M Donald rial Funeral Home, Joan LeClair. Santo Christo:' $350-Santo Pires; $1S0-MIM Stanley Palys; $1 00Mr. John Goodhue, Jr., Ms. Alice Christo Feast Committee; $1 OD-Nuno Mayer. & Maria Medeiros, Manuel & Maria St. Mary: $15D-MIM John Botelho; Ferreira, M/M Silvestre Ferreira, M/M $100-MIM George Boucher, Mr. Rob- Anibal Lage, M/M Daniel P. Cabral, ert Paine, Mrs. Gloria Mello. Judite Medeiros, Jose & Maria Silva. Fall River Falmouth St. Mary cathedral: $200-ThoSt. Patrick: $SOD-M/M Joseph V. mas L. Carroll; $1 05-M/M Jesse Mar- Charyk;'$30D-Lawrence-Lynch Corp., tin; $100-Claire Mullins, Mrs. Blanche M/M John Molongoski; $200-Dr/M ,Bedard, Bettina Briggs, SI. Mary's Ca- Sam Donta, MIM Michael R. Grady, thedral Woman's Guild. MIM W. Leo Stanford, Ms. Margaret Espirito santo: $600-A Friend; A. Frederick, M/M Edward Heylin, MI $2SD-Anonymous; $20D-Anonymous; MThomas L. Matthews, Jr.; $120-Ms. $1SD-Anonymous; $1 OO-Anonymous. Jane A. Hopewood; $100-Don & Holy Name: $1S0-AttylM Roger Nancy Craig, Mrs. Elizabeth DeMello, Morgan; $125-ln Memory of Joseph Mrs. Albert E. Fetters, Ms. Eleanor C. McGuill, Sr., M/M Frederick B. Bush, M/M RobertJ. Cummings, Cyril McDonald; $100-MIM Raymond J. & Olga A. Fennelly, M/M Paul Pinnsonneault, MIM Nicholas Christ, Gilmartin, M/M Charles Ligotti, Mrs. MIM Pete~ohn Iacovelli. Robert L. McCormack, M/M Robert Holy Rosary: $20D-M/M Gerald Miglorino, M/M Paul Olenick, SI. Mauretti; $120-Joseph Pacheco; Patrick's Council of Catholic Women, $100-MIM George Wrightington. MIM Gerald Saunders, MIM Cornelius Holy Trinity: $600-Holy Trinity J. Shea, David W. Walsh. Hyannis Conference of St. Vincent de Paul; $50D-HolyTrinity School- Given as a St. Francis Xavier: $52S-DrlM sign of appreciation for the services Robert Lynch; $SOO-M/M Richard rendered to our students & families by Peckham; $3OD-Alfred Fournier; $250Sr. Marise from Catholic Social Ser- M/M John Annessi; $20D-M/M Philip vices; $250-Corinne Demers; $2OD-MI Arsenault, M/M Walter J. Morrissey; M Orner Harrison, Paul Martin; $130- $105-William P. Reavy; $10D-Rose & M/M Lionel Dupont; $10D-MIM Dan Germaine Bouchard, Kathleen Araujo, JoAnne Fernandes, M/M Cronin, M/M James Douglas, Donald Pineau, MIM Victor Goff, MIM Elixabeth Feeley, Anneva L. Smith, MI Ronald Correia, Holy Trinity Parish M Leo Berard, Mrs. Ida Brown, DrlM Women's Guild, MIM Albert aelanger, Paul Canniff, MIM James Curtis, MIM Bertha Vieira, MIM Scott Vieira, MIM , Thomas Giardino, M/M Gerald Donald Levesque. Harvey, Mrs. Roberta Hart, MIM Jo. Immaculate Conception: seph Mahoney, Helen McCarthy, MI $200-ln Memory of James A. Par- M Alfred A. Nelson, Jr., MIM Michael tridge; $150-Anonymous, Su- Walker, St. Francis Xavier Women's preme, Inc.; $100-lmmaculate Guild. Conception Women's Guild, M/M Marlon Albert Jalbert. St. Rita: $3,OOO-William J. Joyce; Notre Dame: $30D-M/M Gerard $1,200-Rev. William G. Campbell; Duquette; $125-MIM Alfred Dupras in $1 ,OOD-Francis J. Perry; $40o-Jeffrey Memory of Alfred Dupras, Jr.; $105- Glavin; $250-James Canty, Jr., JoKnights of Columbus-Msgr. Jean A. seph Higgins; $2OD-William Walsh, Jr., Prevost Council; $10D-Mrs. Margaret Albert Cordeiro, Robert A. Dion, SaPhenix. rah & Nat Worley; $125-Jeanne Our Lady ofthe Angels: $4OD-ln Hickey, John Haverty; $100-Albert Memory of ManuefVelho & Louis Costa, Thomas Lynch. Silvia; $200-Deacon/M John E Martha's Vineyard Branco. . Roman catholic Parishes: $1ODSt. Anne: $1,200-Rev. Marc H. MIM Joseph A. Thibodeau. Bergeron; $20D-Honore & Catherine Mashpee Gauthier; $11 O-Edward Cabral; $1 ODChrist the King: $1,000-M/M EG, & Janice Schick, Andre & Kevin Flannigan, M/M Gregory M. Jacqueline Plante, Rheo & Orize GarContinued on page 13

Continued from page /2 Dunn, Sr., MIM John P. Urban, MIM Frank Fantasia; $500-MIM Edward Scahill, Jr., MIM Edward Larkin; MIM Dante Lancellotti, Marcia Hackett, William Ricci; $400-Mary White, M/M Dwight S. Giddings; $35o.Judith A. Godin; $300-M/M John Fox, Ann WMe; $25o.Mary Burns, Edith Mikini, Hubert Raymond, Ann Colantuono, MI MWilliam S. Doherty, MIM Mark Linse, Mary Hanley; $2OQ-Edwina Murray, MI M David J. Hendrick, MIM James F. Lyons, MIM William Reis, MIM Robert X. Chandler, Mary & Catherine O'Brien, MIM Peter Lawrence, MIM Robert Bangs, MIM George Balch, MI M Myles Huntington; $150-Maureen Quinlan, MIM Paul Tedesco, MIM William Malone, M1M RobertW. Hubbell, Mrs. Joseph Dunn; $125-MIM Leo Rodriquez; $120-M/M Joseph C. Joyce; $10o.David Netzer, M1M Joseph F. O'Connor, Kathryn Cassidy, M/M Nicholas Lagadinos, Mary Carey, Andrew Carmichael, M/M Howard D. Lane, Trase A. Rourke, MIM John J. Scanlon, MIM Robert E. Daniels, M/M Joseph Ambrose, James R. Walker, M1M George R. Gillmore, Jr., MIM Anthony W. Malta, M1M James Frame, Dr/M Bernard A. Maney, MIM Carmine Marchillo, MI M J. Christopher Boyd, Edith Hurley, M1M Ben Arkinson, Carol Malone, MI M Peter Kennedy, MIM Lee Guerin, M/M Joseph Lynch, M/M John E. Beaudry, Marilyn J. MacKeen, MIM Nick Drepanos, Virginia Murray, Sadie Cappello, M/M Robert P. LePage, Anne B. Smith. Mattapoisett St. Anthony: $7,OOO-Mr. Paul Duchaine; $2OQ-MIM Edwin Allard, MI . M Robert Teixeira; $120-MIM David Mcintire; $10D-MIM Paul Downey. Nantucket St. Mary/Our Lady of the Isle: $1,277-Donald R. Jones; $1,20D-MI M Tyrone Featherly; $1,000-Gordon Gallagher, SI. Vincent de Paul Society; $800-ln Memory of the Deceased in the Earthquake; $SOO-MIM John J. Tegan, Jr., MIM Robert McGrath, Sr., MIM James Crecca; $4OD-Eileen B. McGrath, MlMTheodore Fales; $300Edmund J. Ramos, M/M Richard Congdon, John J. O'Neill; $2S0-MIM Walter Folger, Richard Mercer, MIM Thomas Paterson; $200-MIM Robert Mooney, MIM Ronald Zibelli, MIM Richard Mack; $1 OQ-Harold O. Gomeau, Carol M. Smith, MIM John Fee, Sr., Kenneth Holdgate, M/M Michael Angelastro, MIM Arthur Butler, MIM William Ellis, MIM Thomas Ryder, MI M Michael Veslmid, William M. Keresey, MIM Albert Brock, Frederick Coffin, MIM Lawrence Goode, MIM Donald W. Holdgate, M/M William Pew, Mrs. H. Flint Ranney, MIM John H. Stover, MIM Dale Waine. New Bedford Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: $400-Donald & Elizabeth Johnson; $150-Lynn E. Garnett; $1 00J. Rita Harrison, Richard W. Patnaude, MIM Kenneth Rapoza. Our Lady of the Assumption: $100-Michael Barboza, MIM Albert Houtman, MIM David Houtman. Our Lady of Fatima: $100Armand Vieira. Our Lady of Mount Carmel: $SOO-A Friend; $300-A Friend; $200A Friend, Holy Name Society; $1 OO-A Friend, M/M,Robert Almeida, M/M Manuel Brune, Jr., MIM Francisco M. Correia, Maria de Fatima Dutra, Mrs. Maria da Gloria Dutra, MIM Carlos B. Lima, MlM Joao L. Machado, MlM Francisco Morgado, Mrs. Celina Oliveira, M/M Paul Samagaio, MlM Antonio Santos. Our Lady of Perpetual Help: $3,OOO-COnventual Franciscan Friars; $1,00D-Anonymous; $SOO-MIM Fred Kalisz, Jr.; $200-MIM Lionel Dubois, MIM Fryderyk Gorczyca; $1SD-MIM Robert Cyr, MIM Robert Koczera & Family, Anonymous; $12S-M/M Steven Hunt & Family, MIM Mitchell Gacek, Ms. Genevieve Szczech; $10S-Joseph Sobolewski, Jr.; $100MIM Boleslaus Arabasz, Anonymous, M/M Rodney Cejka, M/M Ronald Correia, Stanley Grabiec, MIM Edward Jarosik, MIM Mitchell Koczera, Camille "Kosztyla, MIM Richard Machnowski, OLPH Ladies Society, Mrs. Walter Palys, M/M Felix Witkowicz, In

Memory of Frank & Natalie Jeg"linski. St. Anne: $1 ,OOO-SI. Vincent de Paul Society. St. Francis of Assisi: $SOO-In Memory of Frank Garcia; $300-ln Memory of Marty A. Crovello; $20D-ln _ Memory of DaVid Gerrior; $1SD-Mrs. Joseph Castellina; $100-Women's League of SI. Francis of Assisi, John M. Mahaney, Men's League of St. Francis of Assisi. Sl Hedwig: $105-MIM Rudolphe Blanchard; $100-M/M Philip McManus, M/M Stanley Los, Ms. Hermine Szala, Mr. Stanley Twarog. St. James: $300-Deacon/M Lawrence St. On~e; $200-MIM Gerald Stabell, Mrs. Daniel Dwyer; $1 OO-Ellen Vaughan, MIM Euclid Chandler, MIM Edward Connulty, Mrs. Nilza Hughes. St. Joseph-St. Therese: $300Deacon/M Leo W. Racine, M/M DennisBowen; $2S0-M/M Liberio daSilva; $225-Anonymous; $150Anonymous; $12o.Anonymous; $1 00Lucien Robert, Solange Tetreault, MI M Conrad Letendre, MIM Jay Bowen, In Memory of MIM Raphael Beaulieu byTherese, Simone & Alice Beaulieu. Sl Lawrence: $250-MIM Joseph HClrrington; $22D-Mary Downey; $20DMIM Anthony Ferreira; $125-MIM Jeffrey Marden; $100-M/M Edward Mahoney, M/M Peter McCoy, MlM Edward Mcintyre, MIM Ramon Tarini. St. Mary: $125-M/M Dennis Koczera; $10D-ln Loving Memory of James Mendes, MIM Paul Marashio, M/M Steven Nunes, Edward MacLean, MIM Michael Farias, MIM Dennis Desnoyers, Henry G. Fortin & Jane Martin-Fortin, Rose Harris. North Attleboro Sacred Heart: $1 ,OOO-MIM John Burke; $SOD-MlMWiliiam Moumighan; $400-MIM Walter Landry; $300-DrlM Ernest Collamati; $200-Claire M. Faherty; $1S0-Gerard E. Desilets; $12S-MIM Normand J. Cloutier; $1 00MIM Robert Schroeck, Pepsico Foundation, Maryellen Tansey, MIM John MacDonald, MIM Joseph F. Howard, Joseph F. Cortellini, Jane M. Guevremont, Therese ~Homme, MI M Brian Coyle, Ronald J. Tondreault, Duvernay Council #42. St. Mark: $1,SOO-M/M Paul Danesi, Jr.; $200-MIM Timothy R. Gilmore; $125-Thomas Laviano, John & Veronica Murray; $120-M/M Raymond Pierson; $1 OO-MlMThomas Brennan, Jr., Mrs. Richard Neely. Sl Mary: $SOo.Ruth Smith; $400MIM Patrick Fitzgibbons; $100-MIM Charles Sedlak, MIM Stanley Prokop, MIM Francis Considine, MIM Ralph Gilmore, Dennis E. Vandette, Mrs. Bernard Byrnes, MIM Stephen Bengston, MIM Peter Carlisle. North Dartmouth St Julie Billiart: $2,000-SI. Julie Billiart SI. Vincent de Paul Society; $200-MIM Shawn M. Eusebio; $150M/M Edward M. Amaral, M/M Raymond Coderre, Dr/M PaulO. LaBelle; $12S-M/M Thomas S. Bancroft; $11 O-Susan Pawlak-Seaman; $1 OO-MIM Paul Rioux, MIM Dennis P. Bruce, MIM Raymond Souza, MIM Charles Toomey, MIM Thomas Kenny, MlM Antonio A. Faria, MIM Ernest Vieira, Manuel P. Furtado, MI M Antonio Cabral. North Dighton St Joseph: $30o-Joseph Correia; $200-Bruce Belanger, Lt. Vincent Scully; $1 SO-Michael Delaney. North Easton Immaculate Conception: $2S0MIM James Thrasher, In Memory of Aline Dallaire; $1S0-Mrs. James Simonson, Jean Larkin, MIM Robert Wooster, MIM Kenneth Kane, M/M PhilipTarallo; $1 OD-MIM MarkTino, MI M Edward Welch, MIM Mark Fisher, MIM Kenneth Robbins, MIM William Andrews, M/M David Strong, M/M Wayne Casey, MIM Joseph Giordano. Norton St. Mary: $400-Chartley Beer & Wine; $200-M/M John J. Ribeiro; $125-MIM Douglas MacMaster; $1 ODMIM Joseph Maia, Mrs. Edna Nelson, MIM Thomas A. O'Toole. Orleans St. Joan of Arc: $1,000-Henry Lind, MIM Richard Mclaughlin; $600Margaret Carson, Marion Lawson; $4OD-MIM Bernard Maguire, Deacon! M Norman McEnaney; $3S0-Judy Lindahl, MIM William Sullivan; $2S0-

David Light, MIM Antonio Boutot, MI M Joseph Hirschberg, M1M James Mcinnis; $200-MIM Richard laraja, Thomas Lawson, MIM Joseph Moran, MlM John Trautwein, MIM Edward Bryant; $165-Jane Delea; $160-MIM Anthony Villano; $1 SO-Walter Healey, MIM John Cuccia, DrlM Larry Hartung, M/M Hector Robitaille, M/M Brian Eastman, Frances Hefner; $120-MIM Walter McGauley; $100-Kathleen Bresnahan, MIM Raymond Caefer, MI M Paul Croteau, M/M Joseph DiBrigida, M/M Edward Jamieson, Josie Kaufmann, Pauline McGaughey, Dr/M Robert McLaughlin, Anna Morse, MIM John O'Brien, MIM William Rouillard, Harriet Royal, MIM Fred Sauer, MIM William Stempsey, M/M William Broadwell, Eleanor Brosnahan, M/M David Brown, Lenore Burneika, Ellen Covell, M/M Frederick Fenlon, M/M John Freeman, Donna Kelley, MIM Joseph Leonard, James McGinnis, Irene O'Sullivan, M/M Carroll Daly, Mr. Michael A. Day, Elisabeth Dugan, Elizabeth Garpow, M/M John Gasparini, MIM Adam Hipp, Estelle Lussier, MlM Hector Pelletier, M/M Howard Rourke, M/M Kenneth Spengler. Osterville Our Lady of the Assumption: $1 ,00o.MIM Ernest J. Gavel; $SOO-MI M Paul J. Ryder; $300-Robert A. Grady, MIM Thomas J. Grady; $2S0M/M William Fischer, M/M John D. Sullivan; $200-Mary A. Callahan, Mrs. Laura W. Neville, M/M Robert J. Owens, M/M Lawrence K. Burke; $150-MIM Joseph Logue, MIM Robert Elskamp, Manuel Louzada, MIM Kevin F. Kavanagh, M/M Paul T. Lebel,; $12S-Catherine路F. Haggerty; $1 OS-Mrs. Joseph Crosby; $1 OO-MIM Mitchell Goodhue, M/M George Rucker, MIM Joseph T. Scanlan, Mr. Edward O'Connell, Doris C. Fitzpatrick, MIM Philip Warren, MIM Joseph T. Carson, MIM David Crosby, Luke P. Lally, MIM William Downey, M/M John Garvey, M/M Ronald aardawill, MIM Robert O'Brien, MIM D. Jeffrey Ehart, Mrs. Catherine Largay, Alice Fitzgerald, David C. Bayer, MIM Anthony J. Freitas, Mrs. Hope Burke, Ma'rie Butler, MIM John R. Barden, MIM John Bambara, Claire M. Kavanagh, Mrs. John F. Dowd, Paul Lymneos, .Mrs. Theresa Reynolds, Mrs. William McCormick, M/M Theodore Mochnacki, John C. Van Amsterdam, MIM Donald M. Sullivan, Mrs. Eileen A. Hurley, MIM Francis Luca, Mrs. Arthur E. Mayo. Pocasset St John the Evangelist: $100Dorothy Colonna, M/M Timothy Andrade. Raynham St. Ann: $400-M/M Michael Scarlett; $30D-MIM Edward Whelan; $200-M/M John Boutin; $140-Paul Fountain;$12S-MIM Richard Bourget, M/M Richard Labonte, MIM Albert Ribeiro; $120-MIM Jim Williamson; $110-MIM Edward Tokarz, MIM John Dolan; $105-MIM Arthur Whittemore; $100-MIM Edmund Goodhue, MlM John Hagman, MIM John McMullen, M/M Robert Perkins, M/M Robert Reilly, M/M George Bumila, M/M George Milot, MIM Joseph Uzzo. Seekonk Our Lady of Mount Carmel: $1,00D-MIM Richard Laporte; $600MIM Henry Foley; $500-MIM Edward R. Barbehenn, MIM Alan H. Sherrerd; $460-MIM Stephen Lajoie; $400-Dr/ M Stephen Falco; $3S0-MIM Robert Breen; $300-Mr. Russell Vincelette, Mrs. Elizabeth Gaebe; $250-MIM Jose Tavares, Mrs. Robert Coccia; $240MIM Joseph McCabe; $22S-MIM Anthony Andrews; $220-M/M John Doorley; $200-Joseph Motta, M/M Joseph Mullen, MIM Robert Mulligan, M/M Ronald J. Souto, M/M Peter Matonis, MIM Frederick J. Castrataro, MlM Gilbert Devine, MIM David G. Agostini; $17S-MIM John Kelleher; $1S0-MIM Robert Stefanik; $125-MI M Harvey Mace, MIM Robert G. Vandal, MIM Harold Devine; $120-Mrs. James Duncan; $1 Oo.Mrs. Eugene F. Silva, MIM Raymond L. Callahan, MI M James Hall, Sandra Almeida, Robert A. Candido, MIM John J. Petraitis, Mrs. George Mihailides, MIM Arquelau Mota, Seekonk Oil Co., MIM Francis

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Harrington, MIM Paul Berube, MIM Memory of James P. & Catherine Fox; Mario J. Goulart, M/M Bradford F. $150-MIM Anthony Santoro; $125-Dr/ Lopez, Mrs. George Wood, MIM Tho- -M Robert Wilcox; $10D-MIM Charles mas J. Miller, MIM Robert W. Karewa, Viens, Our Lady of Fatima Seniors MIM Richmond DeSilva, MIM Richard Club. A. Costa, MIM John Whittaker, MIM Taunton Thomas E. Hill, MIM Albert Fiero, MI Annunciation of the Lord: M Thomas Rose, Angela John, MIM $1 ,OOD-Holy Ghost Society. William Toole, Mrs. Paul Lusignan, MI Holy Family: $250-M/M Paul M Alfred MacTavish, M/M John Tapis; $150-MIM Alan Grady; $12DKhorey. M/M Joseph Mozzone; $100-M/M St. Mary: $1,OOO-John Bobola; David Mello, MIM Renee Ladurantaye, $SOO-William Foley; $300-George M/M Gary Silvia, Mrs. Theresa Agostini; $20D-ln Memory of Kathryn Gomes, Mrs. Denise Shea. Donahue, John Murphy; $1S0-ThoImmaculate Conception: $150mas & Denise Drury, K. Eleanor M/M Sheldon Ehrenzweig; $100Lalime, Jacqueline Walsh, Anne Jeanne Campbell. Schiller, Louis & Margaret Delpapa; St. Anthony: $6S0-ln Loving $12S-William & Ruth McCoy, Robert Memory of John C. Correia; $3S0Gravel; $12D-Richard Carignan; $1 OD- Anonymous; $250-Manuel S. Marc & Diane Goyette, Paul & Mary Fontinha; $200-Rose R. Aleixo, MIM Keating, Francis Laliberte, Gerald Joseph Sousa, A Friend; $1S0-MIM Lanoue, Gerard Lavoie, William & Manuel -Camara, Jr., John Barros; Nancy Long, Daniel & Corine $12D-Anonymous, A Friend; $10D-A McKinnon, Ronald & Donna Paris, Friend, Christine DePaula, Maryann Kim Ragosta, SI. MarY's Senior Saints, Jacinto, Anonymous, Jane R. Santos. Stephen & Nancy Tracey, Clifford & St. Jacques: $200-Jean Conway; Louise Wallace, Beatrice Amos, $17S-MIM Wesley SChondek; $1S0Francis DeCrosta, Mrs. Charles Therese Blain, William Waldron; $11 DGreen, Jeanne Martel, Jerry & Carol Gloria路Hudson, Alma Pelletier; $100Raposa, Alfred & Diane Tremblay. Madeleine Beauvais, Mrs. Raymond Somerset Beauvais, MIM Ernest Charrette, MI St. Patrick: $200-Mrs. Malcolm M Norman Gaouette, MIM William Border; $1S0-M/M Richard Grundy, MIM Maurice Guay, Yvonne Fenstermaker, Edward Leonard; Labonte, MIM Raymond Morin, Paul $100-M/M Eugene Boyle, M/M Ouilette, MlM James Silvia, Claire Edmund Lima, MIM Peter McGillick, Urbanus, Juliet Vogt. M/M Joseph Medeiros, Mary Sl Joseph: $30o.MIM Lawrence Pacheco. Masterson; $1 OD-MIM George Hickey. St. Thomas More: $SOO-Ms. St. Mary: $600-Janice Russell; Frances M. LaSalle, MIM Roger W. $SOO-Eileen Martin; $300-Timothy Fortier; $200-M/M Norman F. Downs; $2S0-Joseph Quinn, Dr. Bessette, MIM Jack L. Melchert; $1 SO- Charles & Carolyn Hoye; $200-Miriam M/M Andrew Joseph; $125-Ms. Sullivan; $1SD-William Silva, Carlton Gertrude O'Neil, MIM Joseph Reidy; & Shirley Caron; $100-Dr. William J. $1 OO-MIM Charles Leary, MIM James & Mary Jane Casey, Robert & Diana Mullins, MIM Donald H. Morrow, MIM Sullivan, Dorothea McGovern, James Frank J. Boyko, Jr., M/M Joseph & Patricia Moran, John & Margaret Diogo, MIM William Bradbury, Mrs. Lawson. Marcia C. Nobrega, M/M Robert St. Paul: $30D-MIM John Dubena, Meehan, In Memory of Marion Bernice MIM Charles Kingsbury; $200-MlM Rer:ny, Elaine Braz, Noreen L. Cotter, William Buebendorf; $100-Mary MIM John F. Daley, Jr., MIM Roger A. Cormier, Cecile LeClerc, MlM John Gaspar, MIM David P. Johnson, MIM Moniz, MIM EdmundTeixeira, Edwige Tyson, MIM Ronald Benoit, Carolyne Michael Viveiros. South Dartmouth Corliss, Yvette Demers, MIM Dennis St. Mary: $1,000-Dr/M Roger Furtado, MIM Robert Jose, MIM Neil Pocze, SI. Mary-SI. Vincent de Paul McGrath. Wareham Society; $500-M/M John Kelleher; St. Patrick: $1,000-Richard $1 OO-Katherine Buckley, MIM Dennis Boucher; $SOD-A Friend of SI. PatriCk; A. Joaquin. 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Joan Horrigan, John Horrigan, MIM Lehan, MIM Kenneth Marshall, Helen David Plante, James Cavanaugh; Q. Rollins, MIM Robert Wallace. West Harwich $180-MIM Joseph Gouveia; $17S-MI Holy Trinity: $3S0-Mary Jean _ M James Burns; $1S0-Carmella Pegnato, MIM Donald Kilgallon; $10D- Birch, Catherine F. George; $200-MI M/M John Cassidy, Mrs. William M James Davenport, Eileen M. Ryan; Russell, MIM Frederick Miller, Jane $1S0-M/M Ed Goggin; $100-M/M Behlke, Jeanne Lynch, MIM David Charles DeSimone,MIM Robert E. Manning, Mrs. Edward Robinson, Poranski, John A. Blackburn. Westport Madeline Laird, MlM John Troiano, Our Lady of Grace: $22S-MIM Patricia Kesler, MIM Albert Barbo, Richard Quirk, Jerry Dillio, Jane Fogg, Joseph Moniz; $12S-M/M Daniel M/M William Bullock, Mrs. Frank Burns; $100-Anne Forrest & Mary Martinelli, Joanne Hager, MIM John Toomey, William Munroe, MIM DenPower, MIM Theodore Rickard, Mrs. nis Heaton. Sl George: $70o.SI. 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Diocese of Fall River - Fri., June 14, 2002

PROCESSION ON the recent feast of Corpus Christ found hundreds from the Hispanic community on Cape Cod taking part. Here, FatherWilliam Rodrigues, director of Hispanic Ministry on the Cape and the parochial vicar at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Hyannis, carries the Blessed Sacrament under a baldacchino around the courtyard of the church. The proces" sion, that included a choir and guitarists: halted at four decorated altars for prayer and adoration. Children in traditional costume served as adoring angels. (Photo by Claudia Moniz)

Two area residents awarded Dr. Palumbo scholarships NORTH DARTMOUTH Two top-ranking graduates of Bishop Stang High School have been named recipients of $1,000 , scholarships awarded by Saint Anne's Hospital's medical staff in honor of longtime Fall River ob- stetrician-gynecologist and medical staff member Dr. Victor A. Palumbo. The awards were given to Emilie Duclos of Westport and Sara Reid of Tiverton, R.I. Duclos will attend the University of Massachusetts as a pre-medical student in the University's Commonwealth College Honors Program. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.

John Duclos, she ranked third in her graduating class. Reid will major in chemicallbio" chemical engineering at Tufts University with graduate plans to pursue pediatrics. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reid, she ranked second in her graduating class. She also served as' a hospital volunteer, nursing home aide and lifeguard. The scholarships were established in 1992 by SaintAnne's Hospital medical staff. They are awarded annually to area students who are entering or pursuing a degree In nursing, allied health orother health care professions at an accredited college or university.


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"My mother never forgot that, and she didn't want that to happen to me," he said. Because his family was so close to the Dominican priests that arrived from Canada to staffSt.Anne's Parish, they were regulars in the Lachance home. What began was an attachment to the Dominican community as well. The future priest would also be nicely influenced by many uncles, aunts and cousins who were in religious life. His father had two sisters who were Dominican Sisters, in Canada. His mother had a brother who was a teaching brother of the Sacred Heart and whose visits were looked forward to. "A cousin of mine, George Emile, became a Sulpician Father in Montreal and his brother became a White Fathl;r of the Missionaries in Africa," Father Lachance reported. "My cousin Gerald influenced my spiritual life very deeply," he said. "We were together for a few years in college. On days offI would join him at the seminary and we would have long conversations up and down the hallways. He would share with me his spiritual life. This had a profound impactboth on my spiritual life and my vocation," he said. Finally the Dominican Sisters at St. Anne's Elementary School "im.pressed upon me the beauty of the priesthood. They had a high regard for the priesthood and spoke well and inspired us boys to look into it. Among the graduates of my class maybe 25 boYS became priests: two became Dominicans, three became Montfort Fathers." - At the same time his vocation was being influenced by the Christian Brothers and pious .lay teachers. In 1929 young Pierre E. Lachance entered the seminary College de Montreal in Canada and in 1936 he entered the Dominican Order in St. Hyacinth, Canada. He retumed home to be ordained a priest - on June 27, 1942 - by the late Bishop James E. Cassidy in St. Mary's Cathedral. The years from 1944 to 1955 found him teaching philosophy, the-


ology and liturgy at the Dominican House of Studies in Ottawa. "Because I was a teacher, my homilies at first were instructional. I preached every Sunday and every weekday for long years. I preached weekly novenas in the Shrine here, 13 nine-day-novenas on different subjects, yet each novena on just one theme. Between' 1987 and 1990 I preached more than 250 holy hours on Saturdays at the Shrine." But in later years his homily style changed, he said. "I saw a need to bring people to their knees] to bring them closer to God." He recalled one of the most difficult but satisfying assignments of his life, mission work in Saskatchewan, Canada, from 1955 to 1959. "It was hard work," he said. 'There were few priests. Often the Masses I celebrated - many of them in homes and backs of stores - were the only Masses the people -had offered them in months. I heard many confessions and performed many baptisms and weddings and anointings of the sick. There were funerals too. It was a hard life for those people and a hard life for the priests who constantly were traveling to ,minister to them." In 1'959 Father Lachance was assigned to his native parish of St. Anne in Fall River. He became the archivist and collected, wrote and organized historic documents. "And except for five years 1973 to 1978 - when I was doing parish work, and was director of St. Anne's School, I have been director at the Shrine and led novenas and healing services," he said. His efforts have been in areas of ecumenism and being at the forefront and leadership of charismatic renewal. He became a spiritual advi.sor to prayer groups in the Fall River Deanery and was associate of the charismatic's former publication, The Morning Star. He also was the spiritual director of the Lay Dominicans, an English-speaking fratemity that is affiliated with St. Joseph Province. Father Lachance introduced healing services at St. Anne's in 1978 and every Sunday, hundreds

crowded in to the chapel at the Shrine to seek the intercession ofSt. Anne, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for relief of their illnesses and suffering. Many came on crutches and canes which they left behind. Others who were helped in walked out on their own. How many were healed of physical as well as spiritual wounds to their souls? "There are plenty of books '" records kept, and if you want to see them they are there for the viewing," Father Lachance said humbly. In recent months Father Lachance is notably more mQbile and his mind sharper than ever despite his physical disabilities. "My healthcare provider and my physician together figured out a different kind of prescription that is wonderful in that I have more energy and I can get things done better," he said candidly. "But it still takes me more time to get things done that I did so quickly, so easily before," he complained with a smile. "Since 1991 I have spend more time than ever in the confessional and this hall become my principal ministry," he said. "I find it becoming more a ministry of encourage. ment as I spend more and more time listening to people's questions and problems in my counseling." While he maintained the archives of his home parish so well, he himself is the final chapter in a epoch story of Dominicans who came to serve the migrating French-Canadian Catholics in Fall River more than a century ago. With more a sense of history than gloom, he said that as the last Dominican living in the monastery building on Middle Street, "when I go it will mark the final page in the tale of the members of the Order of Preachers who ministered here since 1887. I am glad I am a priest and I hope to continue to serve God well." For more information on the tribute to Father Lachance or to make reservatiom for the dinner, contact Daryl Gonyon, 76 Frost Street, FaD River, MA 02721; or call 508-672-4833; or E-Mail at


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'The call to the priesthood is to invocation of the Holy Spirit. This .priests then offered the newly ortrust Him with ou'r whole life," con- "laying on of hands," was then re- dained a sign of peace. tinued the bishop. He said that one peated by the priests in attendance Father Cabral joined other thinks of words like service, fidel- as Cabral knelt at the altar. concelebrants at the altar and distribity, sacrifice and mission when The imposition of hands was fol- uted Communion while standing EAST FREETOWN - An ORLEANS - A Separated- speaking of the priesthood and "a lowed by the prayer of consecra- next to Msgr. Avila. As the Mass Emmaus Retreat for young adults Divorced Catholics Support priest is someone who puts God tion, completing the priestly ordi- ended, Father Cabral was greeted by ages 20-35 will be held June 21- Group will meet June 23 at 2 p.m. first." nation. a round of applause by the congre23 at Cathedral Camp. For more in the parish center of St. Joan of The bishop went on to say that The new priest was then vested gation and then a spirited one by his information call Paul Hodge at Arc Church, 61 Canal Road. being a good pri~st means doing a with stole and chasuble, the liturgi- fellow priests in the sacristy. 508-399-7418. Dottie Levesque will present a The new priest said he was a bit workshop entitled "Expectations: lot of work and learning to love and cal vestments of a priest, by Msgr. serve' all one's parishioners. Stephen 1. Avila. overwhelmed by it all, but said he MASHPEE - The Third Or- Realistic or Unrealistic?" Mass "A priest is a man who knows The bishop anointed Cabral's was "excited," also. "I'm looking der ofCarmelites meets every third will follow at 5 p.m. and then a Sunday of the month at 5:30 p.m. pot luck supper at 6 p.m. For more Jesus and has leamed to love him. hands with the Oil of the Chrism, as forward to celebrating my first Mass in St. Jude's Chapel at Christ the information call Father Richard He must be a man of prayt:,r. The a sign that they are consecrated to tomorrow." priest leaves the outcome to the do God's work. When asked what other young King Church for prayer, rosary and Roy at 508-255-0170. Lord;' Family members brought the men should do if thinking about a study. For more information call Following the homily, the candi- gifts to the altar and the bishop sym- vocation, Cabral responded that Dottie Cawley at 508-477-2798. WEST HARWICH - The Perpetual Adoration Chapel at date pledged his obedience to the bolically handed achalice to the new "they should pray and talk to a priest NEW BEDFORD - Devo- Holy Trinity Church, Route 28, bishop and his successors. priest. Gift bearers were: parents about it. There are a lot of supporttion to Our_ Lady of Perpetual. invites people to spend an hour The-deacon then prostrated him- Antonio F. and Maria R. Cabral; ive people in the diocese." Help is celebrated every Tuesday or two in prayer. This regional self in front of the altar as the bishop Dorothy C. Jenkins and David P. His parents called the day a great and Devotion to Divine Mercy . chapel of the mid-Cape area de- and other priests knelt in prayer. At Cabral. one for their family and the Church. every Thursday anhe noon Mass pends on the support of people. this time the Litany of the Saints was At the conclusion of the rite, "I am excited and proud," said \:tis at Our Lady of Perpetual Help All ages welcome. For more in- sung. Bishop O'Malley knelt and received father. His mother was beaming afChurch. For more information formation call Jane Jannell at 508Bishop O'Malley then imposed the new priest's first blessing. In a ter the MaSs and also said she was call 508-992-9378. 430-0014. his hands on Cabral symbolizing the moving gesture, the bishop and very "proud" of her son.

THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River- Fri., June 14,2002


Bishops deciding on policies to protect kids froID sex abuse By JERRY FILTEAU CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

HUNDREDS OF thousands of pilgrims packed St. Peter's Square and surrounding streets for the beatification of the 20th-century Italian mystic monk Padre Pio in May 1999. His canonization Sunday is expected to draw even more devotees. (eNS photo from Reuters)

Padre Pio's canonization expected to draw record crowds to Vatican By JOHN NORTON CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE VATICAN CITY - Blessed Padre Pio da Pietralcina's canonization on Sunday looks to go down in Rome's history as one of its largest religious ceremonies. Spiritual and logistical preparations for the event were reminiscent of those for the liturgical megagatherings that were a hallmark of the jubilee year 2000. Padre Pio, a southern Italian priest who died in 1968, is known to millions worldwide for his holiness as a confessor and for his extraordinary spiritual gifts - most remarkably, the stigmata, or bodily signs of Christ's passion. Nearly eight million pilgrims

travel annually to the remote town of San Giovanni Rotondo, where he is buried and spent most of his life. Ahead of his canonization, Rome's civil authorities said they were expecting about 800,000, a test for St. Peter's Square, according to an official in the U.S. bishops' office for Rome visitors. That's about the record for liturgies at the Vatican, though during World Youth Day in August 2000 the pope celebrated Mass in a field on Rome's outskirts; that Mass was attended by more than two million people. As of early June, the Vatican already had distributed 250,000 free tickets for Padre Pio's can-

Croatian news agency says pope has postponed September visit ROME (CNS) - Pope John Paul II has postponed a tentatively scheduled visit to Croatia until spring 2003, reported IKA, a Croatian Catholic news agency. The trip, originally slated for September, w'as postponed because the Vatican process for a beatification expected during the trip will not be completed by then, IKA said, citing the Croatian bishops' conference. "The apostolic nunciature in Zagreb has informed the Croatian conference of bishops that the cause of the beatification of Servant of God Ivan Merz cannot be completed by September of this year," IKA said. "Therefore, the apostolic visit by Pope John Paul II ... will be postponed until the spring of

2003," it said. Jesuit Father Bozidar Nagy, postulator for Merz's cause, said the Vatican process was in its final stages and that' the' delay would allow Croatia's Church to prepare better spiritually for the beatification. "Since it was not certain whether the pope was coming or not - the official confirmation was still being awaited" - local preparation for the beatification "has just barely begun," he told Catholic News Service. "While the cause is coming to a close in Rome, there needs to be a great spiritual preparation in Croatia," he said. The trip would be Pope John Paul's third to Croatia, where about 81 percent of the country's 4.7 million people are Catholic.

onization. The Vatican was only providing seating for 50,000 people in the front half of the elliptical St. Peter's Square. A standing-room-only section stretches from there down the wide Via della Conciliazione to the Tiber River and Castel Sant' Angelo, about four-tenths of a mile away. Rome authorities planned to set up about a dozen television "maxi-screens" in the crowd's farther reaches so everyone could follow the liturgy. In another trick learned from the jubilee year, authorities planned to deploy hundreds of chemical toilets around St. Peter's Square and in the square's colonnade. They also provided for five first-aid stations staffed by doctors and nurses, as well as 14 ambulances and 35 medical rescue teams to pluck ill pilgrims from the crush of the crowds for treatment. Civil authorities said their biggest logistical challenge was transportation. They planned to respond to potential emergencies, from the city's new stateof-the-art "situation room," which was completed just in time for the canonization. Meanwhile, a series of Church initiatives sought to draw fresh attention to Padre Pio's life and spiritual teachings. The Diocese of Rome opened a ~pecial exhibit, "The Great Light: Padre Pio," which focused on the friar's stigmata. The exhibit's centerpiece was one of the blood-caked gloves Padre Pio wore to cover the wounds in the palms of his hands. The Vatican's Post Office created a special commemorative路 cancellation bearing Padre Pio's image and the date of the canonization.

the committee included it in the draft in order to put it on the on WASHINGTON - Three key the table for debate. issues faced the U.S. bishops as Cardinal Francis E. George of they meet to deal with clergy Chicago threw out another chalsexual abuse of minors - aiding lenge. "There have to be sanctions the victims, dealing firmly with for a bishop who has been negliclerical offenders and protecting gent, the same as there are sancchildren from now on. tions for a priest," he said. Never in the history of the U.S. One major question remained unresolved before this week's Conference of Catholic Bishops Thursday through Friday meeting has so much intense preparation in Dallas: Would the bishops adopt and media attention preceded a a universal zero-tolerance policy, bishops' meeting. or would they alWith only low some ex285 voting bishNever in the history of the ops and 717 tremely limited exceptions for U.S. Conference of Catho- print, photo and apparently re- lic Bishops has so much in- broadcast jourformed one-time tense preparation and me- ~alists accre~颅 past offenders? dia attention preceded a Ited, the medIa They plainly . ,. outnumber the bishops five to planned to give bishops meetmg. With only 285 voting bish- two. notice that laicization will ops and 717 print, photo and Virtually evbe requested for broadcast journalists ac- er~~hjng else any priest who . credited, the media outnum- ongmally on the molests a child Dallas agenda . . in the future and ber the bishops fIVe to two. was scuttled so that the same the bishops fate awaits all offenders with more could devote their time, after hearthan one admitted or proven accu- ing from child abuse victims and prominent lay observers, to hamsation in the past. When the current crisis began mering out two key documents in Boston in January, Cardinal a national "Charter for the ProtecBernard F. Law spelled out a strict tion of Children and Young policy that not even a one-time People" and legislative norms givpast offender will be allowed to ing legal teeth to the charter in all hold any Church post again. U.S. dioceses. Indicative of the high tension After he received a draft report June 6 from the Cardinal's Com- surrounding the meeting was the mission for the Protection of Chil- daily-changing status of participadren - a blue-ribbon group he tion by representatives of the Surformed to advise him on sex abuse vivors Network of those Abused policy - he endorsed what he by Priests, or SNAP, in early June. On June 6 SNAP announced called "the commission's strong recommendation for a zero-toler- that it was invited to meet with three cardinals just before the bishance policy with no exceptions." Cardinals William H. Keeler of ops' meeting But the same day, Baltimore and Roger M. Mahony SNAP joined a lawsuit against the of Los Angeles are among top USCCB to overturn all past confichurchmen who have said they dentiality agreements between the will seek an across-the-board Church and victims of clergy sex abuse. That reportedly created a policy with no exceptions. Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of barrier to frank dialogue. But on St. Paul-Minneapolis, chairman of Sunday SNAP said it would withthe committee that drafted the draw from the lawsuit, and the policy, said an exception clause USCCB said it would again conappeared to represent a minority sider the possibility of SNAP parposition among the bishops, but ticipation.



Association of Consecrated Virgins to hold conference CHICAGO, m. - The U.S. Association of Consecrated Virgins will host a conference, August I through 3 at the Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center here. The informational retreat is for women seeking to understand the vocation of the consecrated virgin living in the world as set forth by the Church's Code of Canon Law. Bishop Raymond Burke, moderator ofthe USACV, will be among

the presenters. Cardinal Francis George, OMI, of Chicago, will also attend and celebrate Mass. There will be an opportunity for personal prayer, sharing witness and group discussion. For more information and to register, contact Theresa Marshall, Conference Coordinator, 254 Highlake, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103; or by E-Mail at marshall@wash.kI2mLus.



Diocese of Fall River - Fri., June 14, 2002

2003 World Day for Consecrated Life in U.S. set for February 1-2 • Fall River Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., is chairman of the U.S. bishop's Committee on Consecrated Life. By CATHOLIC

BARRET CASTRO presents FatherTimothy J. Goldrick, pastor of St.'8ernard's Church, Assonet with cake at a recent parish reception after Mass in honor of the 30th anniversary of his priesthoo~. Father Goldrick was ordained on May 13, 1972.



Five local Sisters observe anniversaries as"r~ligious HOLYOKE - Five Sisters ofSt. Joseph with roots in the Fall River diocese celebrated special anniversaries this week at Mont Marie here. They were among 25 of the Sisters observing 75, 70, 65 and 60 years of service in religious ceremonies on Tuesday. Sisters Emma Boivin and Marie Agnes Pratt celebrated 75th anniversaries, while Sister Yvette Dumas observed her 70th anniversary. Sister Bertha LeBlanc marked her 65th, and Sister Therese L'Heureux enjoyed her 60th. Sister Boivin (Sister Gabrielle), entered the congregation from St. Jacques' Parish, Taunton. She taught in the Catholic schools ofthe diocese for 40 years. She later was a homemaker and sacristan at Blessed Sacrament Convent, Fall River, and retired in 1987. Sister Pratt grew up as a member of St. Anne's Parish in Fall


River. She taught in the schools of the diocese for 53 years and retired in 1980.· ' Sister Dumas (Sister Marie Alphonse), is from Blessed Sacrament Parish in fall River. She taught for 52 years aqd was principal at St. JeanBaptiste School. She retired in 1986. Sister Marie LeBlanc is from St. Joseph Parish, New Bedford. She taught for 33 years and also served as a homemaker and a nurse's aide in Fall River. She retired in 1987.Sister Therese L'Heureux (Sister Therese Albert) 'is from Blessed Sacrament Parish, Fall River. She taught school for 35 years and later became a community driver in Fall River and was in charge of building maintenance at the Fall River Motherhouse. She is currently in charge of building maintenance at the Atlantic Charter School in Fall River, where she resides.



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WASHINGTON - The 2003 World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated in the United States the w~kendoffebruary 1-2. Funding to promote the event has been provided by the Our Sunday Visitor Foundation, which gave the U.S. bishops' Committee on Consecrated Life a p t of $40,000 to develop print materials, and Serra Intemational, which gave the committee a grant of $4,500 to develop a Webpage. The theme for the weekend, ''1 Have Seen the Face of God," waS chosen to emphasize God's impact on people who have chosen to pursue a vocation to consecrated life. Materials in English and Spanish for the World Day for Consecrated Life will be distributed to dioceses this fall and will include homily aids, prototypes fOf parish brochures and suggestions for how youth ministers can promote the observance.

The annual celebration is part of an international observance called for by Pope John Paul II to highlight the place of institutes of consecrated life in the Church. Dioceses are urged to plan celebrations in parishes so that the event becomes an opportunity to educate people about the significance of the vowed life. In the United States, the celebration is overseen by the Commission on Religious Life and Ministry, which includes leaders from the USCCB's Committee on Consecrated Life, the Council ofMajor Superiors ofWomen Religious, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Bishop Sean P. O'Malley ofFall River, Mass., chairman of the consecrated life committee, said the celebration honors the men and women who have devoted themselves entirely to the serviceof the Church. 'Their lifestyle is more relevant today than ever before and should be held up for all, especially the young, to see," he said. - The bishop said men and women in religious institutes and other forms ofconsecrated life who have made vows ofpoverty, chastity and obedience, often live "quietly heroic lives and touch troubled hearts with the message of Jesus and strive to help others see the face of Christ in many ways."

_As pope becomes more frail, talk of resignation no longer taboo By JOHN THAVIS

the College of Cardinals - although no one needs to formally accept a pope's resignation for it to VATICAN CITY ~ When Pope be valid. John Paul II was healthy, talk of paCardinal Ratzinger said the pope pal resignation was taboo.. has an "iron will" and is still able Now, as the 82-year-old pontiff to manage Church affairs. But "if struggles with his physical frailty, he were to see that he absolutely even top aides like Cardinal Joseph could not (continue), then he cerRatzinger, head of the doctrinal tainly would recongregation, are sign," he said. discussing the Honduran Carpossibility that dinal Oscar the pope may Rodriguez one day choose Maradiaga of to step down. Tegucigalpa also Cardinal said he was sure Ratzinger's comthe pope would ments in midhave the courage May and those of to resign if he beother Church lieved that, for the leaders have good of the given rise to a Church, a rash of resigna............ healthier man tion scenarios. were needed in The most-discussed theory_ the papacy. The last and hinges on the perhaps the only pope's planned 1-!;t~~::2=:::::~":"::S"""'-"'::'_:"':::::~~ visit to Poland in L. pope who volunPOPE JOHN Paul II leaves St. Peter's Square in a new tarily resigned August. Mercedes-Benz popemobile recently. The specially equipped ve- was St. Celestine Some people hicle was donated by for his use during Wor1dYouth Day in Toronto V, who abdicated think the pope in 1294 after only has in mind a in July. (CNS photo from Reuters) four months in one-way trip to office. his homeland. Under this scenario, decision to resign. In more recent times, Msgr. he would announce his resignation But this kind ofletter also would in his former diocese ofKrakow and raise ambiguities, because any res- Bums said, there was evidence to retire to Ii Polish monastery to pray. ignation by the pope must be his suggest that Pope Pius XII had left In August, the number of voting own decision. He cannot be "re- instructions that, if the Nazis arrested him during World War IL the members of the College of Cardi- signed" by others. nals coincidentally falls to 120 "Who is going to say to him: College of Cardinals was to conthe upper limit set by conclave rules. 'Holy Father, you are now incapaci- sider him resigned and elect a new Others believe the pope, who tated?' That's the problem," said pope. The idea was that, if the Nasuffers from a debilitating neuro- Msgr. Charles Burns, a Church his- zis marched him off to Berlin, it logical disease believed to be torian who spent more than 25 would be as Cardinal Eugenio Parkinson's, has accepted the idea years as an official of the Vatican Pacelli and not as Pope Pius XII. Health questions are trickier, but of eventual resignation but has not Archives. Church law explicitly allows for have been overcome by previous set a date. He will keep going until he cannot go any further, they say.. a pope to resign, but says the deci- pontiffs. Pope Clement XII became Because Parkinson's normally sion must be made freely and "duly totally blind in the second year of -leads to physical incapacity, some manifested." Experts say this means his pontificate, in 1732, and in later sources have said it is likely the in writing or with witnesses; ide- years conducted audiences and ran pope has prepared a resignation let- ally, it would be communicated to the Church's affairs from his bed. CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ter in case that happens. Pope Paul VI wrote a similar letter, according to a recent book by his secretary, Archbishop Pasquale Macchi. The purpose of such a letter would be to avoid administrative paralysis of the Church if a pontiff were debilitated - perhaps suddenly - and could not express his


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