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diocese of fall river VOL. 23, NO. 24

FAll RIVER, MASS., THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1979

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thur. June 14, 1979

From the Bishop To the Seniors Excerpts from Bishop Cronin's address to graduates of diocesan high schools: Through your study here you have come to know the importance of living in the love of God by keeping his commandmenth. You havo reflected upon their application to all areas of society. And, please God, you have already been walking in the ways of those commandments and in whatever role in life you will ultimately find yourself, you will bring to it the mind and attitude of Christ the Lord. These short years of your study here have been the occasion for the Lord to touch your lives and speak to each of you in a special way. In the lifetime that lies ahead, you must continue to hear his word, listen to it and live it in love. You must also bring the witness of your faith and love to a world which looks for direction and searches for meaning. Through your faithful living of the Good News of Christ, you may well be the instrument through which others will open wide the doors of their lives to Christ and so find the fullness of joy and contentment. These are the challenges which lie ahead: the personal challenge of living the faith fearlessly and steadfastly and the public challenge of being like the' apostles themselves, spreading the faith through the credible witness of a life lived as a faithful disciple of the Lord Jesus.

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J f' I MINGLED TEARS AND LAUGHTER were the order of the day at diocesan high school graduations Top, seniors at Bishop Gerrard, Fall River, march to their ceremqny carrying traditional red roses. Center, John Finni, pripcipal at Holy Family High School, New Bedford, himself leaving his post, bids farewell to Anthony Fernandes, and Barbara Jo Darwin. Bottom, graduates of Bishop, Feehan, Attleboro, together for the very last time, listen to Bis~op Crpnin's commencement remarks.

God has been good to you, my dear graduates. May you never forget the love your parents have shown you and the dedication your faculty has demonstrated in providing you with this wonderful Catholic education. However, and most importantly, may you never forget the Christian values and principles which have been inculcated within you during these years.

THERE'LL BE A TREE to remember Bishop Stang gradAs the doors of the world uates by. Top, from left, Michael Harrington, Celine Lemiopen to you, may you bring eux, Linda Duchaine, Lori Gamache do planting honors. to it a strong and vibrant Center, at Bishop Connolly, Fall River, James Darcy, conwitness of service to Christ, gratulated by his parents, his brother, seminarian John the Son of the Living God, . Darcy, and Bishop Cronin, becomes the school's lOOOth whom you have come to graduate. And Coyle and Cassidy graduates say it with know and love during your music as Karen Deep, Susan Bumila and Lisa Kelly preblessed days of high school. pare for baccalaureate folk Mass.


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OFFICIAL APPOINTMENT Rev. Ernest E. Blais, from Adminstrator, Sacred Heart Parish, New Bedford, to Pastor, Sacred Heart 'Parish, New Bedford, and to Director, Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Effective June 22, 1979

ADMINISTRATOR Rev. Philip A. Davignon, from Assistant, Saint Mary's, Mansfield, to Administrator, Our Lady of the Isle Parish, Nantucket.

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FATHER BLAIS

Chancery Lists Appointments,. Changes The Chancery Office has announced appointment of a cemetery director and a parish administrator, as well as changes of assignment for eight associate pastQl's. Father Ernest Blais, pastor of Sacred Heart Church and director of Sacred Heart Cemeteries in New Bedford, will become pastor of Sacred Heart and also assume directorship of Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. He succeeds Rev. Lucien Madore, whose retirement was announced last week. Father Blais has been in charge of the New Bedford .cemeteries since 1972. He is a director of the Massachusetts Cemetery Association and a member of the parish cemetery committee of the National Catholic .Cemetery Conference. 'Born in Pawtucket in 1918, Father Blais was ordained in 1944 as an Oblate of Mary Im- . maculate. He served in Haiti before coming to the Fall River diocese in 1952. He was associate pastor at St. Louis de France .parish, Swansea, and St. Theresa, New, Bedford, before coming to Sacred Heart parish in 1972.

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The cemeteries director has also served as chaplain and faithful friar for the Bishop Stang and Bishop Cassidy units of the Knights of Columbus. Father Philip A. Davignon, now associate pastor of St. Mary Church, Mansfield, will be administrator of Our Lady of the Isle Church, Nantucket. A native of Attleboro, Father Davignon studied at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, before his ordination in 1962 at St. Mary's

Cathedral by retired Bishop James L. ConnC?lly. He was associate pastor at St. Pius X Church, South Yarmouth, for the summer after his ordination and again from 1968 until his appointment to Mansfield. He served from 1962 to 1963 at Sacred Heart Church, Oak Bluffs. While in South Yarmouth, he was Cape Cod area director for the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine.

St. Anne's Hospital Begins Major Fundraising Appeal St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, is initiating a major fundraising appeal to help finance construction of new medical facilities, according to James F. Lyons, the hospital's executive director. Proceeds of the appeal will be applied toward a $9 million construction program soon to get underway. New construction will completely modernize the hospital's medical facility within the next three year period, Lyons said.

The project was deemed necessary to keep pace with the medical care needs of the greater Fall River community by the state Department of Public Health last February when it issued a certificate of need to the hospital. St. Anne's, the only Catholic hospital in the diocese of Fall River, is affiliated with the diocese in health care programs such as Natural Family PlanTurn to Page Seven

FR. McLELLAN

FR. BOULET

ASSISTANTS Rev. H. Stanley Barney, HI, from Assistant, Our Lady of Victory, Centerville, to Assistant, Saint George, Westport. Rev. Normand J. Boulet, from Assistant, Immaculate Conception, Taunton, to Assistant, Our Lady of Grace, North Westport. Rev. Raymond F. X. Cahill, S.J., from Assistant, Our Lady of the Isle, Nantucket, to Assistant, Saint Francis Xavier, Hyannis. Rev. Raymond Cambra, from Assistant, Immaculate Conception, Fall iRver, to Assistant, Immaculate Conception, Taunton. Rev. Robert T. Canuel, S.M.M., from Assistant, Saint Francis Xavier, Hyannis, to Assistant, Our Lady of the Assumption, Osterville. . Rev. Joaquim da Silva, C.M., from Assistant, Our .Lady of the Angels, Fall River, to Assistant, Immaculate Conception, New Bedford. Rev. James R. McLellan, from Assistant, Our Lady of the Assumption, Osterville, to Assistant, Our Lady of Victory, Centerville. . Rev. Timothy J. Place,-from Assistant, Saint George, Westport, to Graduate Studies, Notre DllJlle University.

FIRST PRIESTLY ASSIGNMENT Rev. Bruce W. Cwiekowski, first assignment, to Assistant at Saint Mary's, Mansfield. Rev. Raul M. Lagoa, first assignment, to Assistant at Saint Mary's, Norton. All Effective June 27, 1979

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An 'American Iniustice The recent attack on the American government by the British ambassador to WashIngton is but another indication of how we won the revolution but lost the waI\. The case in question centers on the sale of arms by the United States Department of State to the police forces of Northern Ireland. This sale to a private state police force, independent of the British army, included the transfer of 3,000 .357 . Magnum guns and 500 .233 caliber automatic rifles. The state department rationalized its approval of the sale by describing the Ulster Constabulary as the sole peace protection in Northern Ireland, even without reference to the presence of England's army. Such a sale of arms by this country to what for all practical purposes is a private policy agency is a blatant and outrageous defiance of the Helsinki Agreement. The courts of this country have imprisoned people who have supplied arms to the outlawed IrishRepublican Army. What the present sale means, in a very practical political sense, is that the United States government by direction and purposeful action of our State Department has given American support to a particular political faction in Northern Ireland whose policies and programs have been openly anti-Catholic as well as opposed to every convention of ...... 1 human freedom and rights. 'Whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that The Royal Ulster Constabulary is in total effect the believe in me; it were better for him that a millstone private police force of the Orange Lodge. By approving were hanged about his neck and he were cast such a sale of arms, our government has given more than into the sea.' Mark 9:41 tacit approval to the activities and oppressions that have permeated the government of Northern Ireland from the first days of its factitious existence. This situation is indeed most unfortunate and comes at a most embarrassing time for national credibility. It is unfortunate because it recklessly abandons the hopes and For many U.S. tourists, the the office at North American 400 tickets a week to the Weddreams of the oppressed peoples of that blood-drenched highlight of a trip to Rome is College at least two hours be- nesdQY general audience. Its land and further delivers them into the captivity of brute getting a glimpse of Pope John fore the audience. phone numbers are 656-4232 and . force and military oppression. After 4 p.m. for a 6 p.m. audi- 656-4272. Paul II. But such an experience Although tickets to the genence, the tickets are made availIt is most embarrassing because it reflects a double requires advance planning. eral audience are free, some best procedure is to able to any U.S. visitor who . "The standard of inept intervention in peace policies that this don't bother with them. Pilgrims at least four to six weeks comes to the office to ask for write nation of immigrants on the other hand loudly decries in its without tickets can stand at the ahead, including a recommenda- them. claim to be the world's defender of .man's freedoms. For those who do not have back of St. Peter's Square and tion from your pastor or minisThe money, time and effort spent by this nation in ter," says Father John P. Ash- enough time to rely on the slow perhaps get a good look at the bringing about the so-called peace treaty between Egypt ton, director of the 'BiShops' Of- Italian mail system before their pope as he circles the area inand Israel were totally wasted if the same energies are not fice for United States visitors to trip to Rome and who do not his open white Toyota. want to wait until two hours equally employed in all situations where man's inhumanity the Vatican. The address is North Ameribefore the audience to find out to man is openly approved. can College, Via Dell Umilta 30, if they can get a ticket, a call Necrology The British lobby in this country once more has made 00187 Rome, Italy. to the Church of Santa Susanfools of us all. It is indeed tragic that the State Department His office processes ticket re- na, the American parish in JUNE 22 of this nation takes its orders not from the White House quests for some 3,500 to 4,000 Rome, might do the trick. Rev. Alexander Zichello, 1977, Call 475-1510 from 9 a.m. to Pastor St. Francis of Assisi, New but rather from 10 Downing Street. You can be sure this people each week who want to attend the pope's Wednesday noon and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bedford would not be the case with Tel Aviv or Cairo. June 24 general audience in St. Peter's Paulist Father Phil CunningThis situation goes far beyond mere Irish-American Square. Rev. Bernard F. McCahill, ham, associate pastor at Santa sentimentality. It is a case of American foreign policy being The recommendation letter is Susanna, urges U.S. tourists to 1907, Pastor, SS. ,Peter and Paul, fair anq equal in its application and execution. The open required hecause, "We feel we call the parish as soon as possi- Fall River June 25 prejudice and bias of our State Department in this parti- have an obligation to kind of ble after their arrival in Rome. Rev. Raymond J. Hamel, 1960, cular instance constitute a total rejection of American fair screen people," said Father Ash- The church's ticket request is not submitted until the day be- Chaplain, St. Joseph Orphanage, ton. play and justice. "The way the pope walks ~ore the. audience, he said, bU,~ Fall River The president should rescind this sale of arms to a Rt. Rev. Louis A. Marchand, around (at the audience), I have the earher we know, the better. local police force. His refusal to do so would be in fact Groups of 10 or more must 1941, Pastor, St. Anthony of nightmarish thoughts of somean open approval of a government that to this day re- one doing him in," he added. write in advance to. Via Venti Padua, New Bedford June 26 presses and imprisons people just because they are CathMore than half the ticket re- Settembre 14, 00187 Rome, Rev. Charles P. Gaboury, 1931, olics. Mr. Carter and Mr. Vance should realize that they quests are from individuals imd Italy. Pastor, Sacred Heart, New Bedare the servants of the American people, not of Her the rest come from groups of Father Cunningham stressed ford . Majesty the Queen. 10 or more which receive group that U.S. visitors to Rome Rev. Msgr. Albert Berube,

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tickets. On the Thursday before the general audience, Father Ashton submits a list of names to the Prefecture of the Pontifical household with their letters of recommendation and specific reasons, if any, for wanting to attend the general audience. When visitors arrive in Rome, those who have requested tickets should call the visitors' office (679-2256 or 678-0580) to confirm the request and then go to

should realize that - except for top church and civil officials "There is no such thing as a private audience any more." Father Ashton agreed, saying the pope's schedule allows for "private" audiences only for special groups of about 10,000. For U.S. military personnel and their dependents, the best bet in Rome is to stop first at the usa club (Via Conciliazione 2). The agency gets about

1973, Pastor Emeritus, St. Anthony of Padua, New Bedford June 27 Rev. John CorrY, 1863, Founder, St. Mary, Taunton ,Founder, St. Mary, Fall River Rev. Dario Raposo, 1933, Pastor, Our Lady of 'Lourdes, Taunton June 28 Rev. Thomas C. Gunning, 1947, Assistant, St. Lawrence, New Bedford


Pontiff Balances Church and State CRACOW, Pola,nd (NC) For millions of Poles the visit of Pope John Paul H was "the greatest show on earth." The pope, always a crowdpleaser, was back home for nine days and despite omnipresent militia a holiday atmosphere prevailed. . Tens of thousands of students skipped school to see him, although orders were out that no class-cutting could be tolerated. "My teacher told me he would look the other way," a youth in Warsaw said. The pope billed his visit as a "religious pilgrimage," and indeed it was, including visits to venerable Polish shrines, an act of consecration of the whole church to Mary, three-hour outdoor Masses before throngs of pilgrims, appeals for sanctity and strong family life. But in Poland, where the practice of religion itself is often a political statement, political overtones were clear. The pope, schooled for years in the hotbed of Poland's churchstate conflicts, long ago learned IT ISN'T JUST FOR FATHERS ANYMORE: Grand- the art of challenging governfathers also enjoy their share of the limelight on Father's ment policies and programs hy Day, coming up this Sunday. It's obvious grandpa Joe Sigl symbol, allusion and indirect is an important person in the life of grandson Gregory reference. One result was that every Baxter. (NC Photo) time the pope spoke he had over 1,000 journalists frantically taking notes or skimming through texts looking for subtle political allusions. If the allusions were subtle, that did not mean that they were unclear. In fact, by repeated use marriages, couples living with of the same symbols during his OPORTO, Portugal (NC) A group of pl'iests have said the parents have no privacy and Poland trip, the pope made .sure existence of poverty shows that family life is strained. they would be understood. "The right to education and Portugal's five-year-o~d socialAmong these were: ist revolution has done little for culture is denied to the people, - The state exists for the the majority of the Portuguese. and only a few have access to well-being of the nation. Porand's They blamed "passive Christ- the university, including the "baptism as a nation" was 1,000 ians" for blocking efforts at true Catholic university at Oporto, years ago and Poland's culture, because of high tuition rates. history, tradition and nationreform. , They listed high unemploy- Schools in Portugal run pro- hood are fundamentally Christment, particularly among youth; grams divorced from reality and ian. This means that governlow wages; inflation; scarcity of thus produce candidates for un: ment's efforts to secularize sobasic foods, housing, schools employment. . ciety are not only an attack on "Political factions have the church but on Polish history and health services; and surveillance of labor leaders as hlocked enactment of a national and the nation itself. "prompting the voice of protest. health law that would provide - 51. Stanislaus is the "pahealth and medical services to tron of the moral order" and was of so many victums." Their statement came as Presi- all regions of the country. referred to often by the pope. "The great majority of Christ- The 11 th-century patron saint dent Antonio Ramalho Eanes vetoed a bill approved by Parli- ians are passive toward society of Poland, killed by King Bolesament which would have grant- and the church. They contribute laus the Bold because he opposed ed amnesty to military m.en to the survival of an unjust tyrannical policies, symbolizes charged with an unsuccessful order and block efforts by com- the right of the church to obright-wing coup in March 1945 mitted Christians for reform. ject to policies of the state that and an extreme leftist uprising it considers opposed to a higher that failed in November of the law. The king was deposed and same year. exiled after he killed St. Stanislaus. President Eanes himself has - The church seeks always gained the respect of all politiWASHINGTON (NC) - Sean the good of man. It seeks no cal parties but his social and Morton Downey, chairman of privilege but only the right to economic programs have made the Life Amendment Political fulfill its mission. Any governlittle headway amid repeated Action Committee, h~s announ- ment that is truly acting for the political crises. ced his candidacy for the Demo- well-being of the people need not Structural reforms promised by crat nomination for president. fear the church or restrict it. If the revolution the priests said, The first Democrat -to declare have not met the needs of the his candidacy for the presidency the government restricts the Turn to Page Eleven people. formally, Downey was finance Their statement added: "There chairman for the Democratic are thousands of youths who National Committee's CommisTHE ANCHOR have yet to get their first job, sion on Delgate Selection and (USPS·545.()20) teachers who find no employ- Party Structure between 1972 Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River, ment, bread-earners who can- and 1976. The 46-year-old son Mass. Published every Thursday at 410 not bring bread to their families. of Irish tenor Morton Downey Highland Avenue, Fall River, Mass. 02722 "There is harassment of work- and actress Barbara Bennet has by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription price by mall, postpaid ers; anc! there is persecution of worked as broadcaster and singer. He said he will enter all $6.00 per year. Postmasters send address militant~. changes to The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall "Lack of housing is delaying primaries. River, MA 02722

Portuguese Priests Score Passivity of Christians

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By REV. ANDREW M. GREELEY

Recently I read "Health "Care Ethics: A Catholic Analysis" by Benedict Ashley and Kevin O'Rourke, a long, sophisticated, and generally moderate discussion of extremely complicated problems, published by the Catholic Hospital Association. While not all moral theologians, either progressives or conservatives, will agree with the Dominican authors, I think most would admit that their synthesis is impressive. I found particularly intri-

Theologians Need A Fuller Und~rstanding of Sex guing their discussion of the and literature to provide abunbirth control encyclical, "Hu- dant raw material for theologimanae Vitae," and the church's cal reflection, yet systematic teaching on contraception. I theologians ignore the challenge. must say that they put a better Thus, the materials available light on the encyclical than any to moral theologians are based I have yet encountered. on an anthropology (a view of In addition to recommending the nature of human nature) the book, I want to offer two whose principal concern with reflections from the point of human sexuality focused on view of a sociologist, not on the keeping property within the work of Fathers Ashley and 0' . family, transmitting property Rourke, but on the more gen- from generation to generation eral subject of theologizing about and ensuring continuation of the sex by Catholics. family and the tribe by reproFirst, intelligent and sensitive duction. moral theologians like Ashley -I do not deny the importance and O'Rourke are severely of such issues, but it seems that handicapped by the absence of a eroticism in the contemporary theological anthrop.ology about human involves much more than human sexuality. just property and reproduction. There are enormous resources Yet the church, because of deavailable from the science, art ficient theologizing, is incapable

of dealing with these other dimensions of sex or even understanding. that they exist. It struck me with considerable force when I was reading "Health Care Ethics" that there is little "match-up" between the things that come immediately to the church's mind when sexuality is mentioned and the things that come to the minds of ordinary people. The sexuality in theology books and the sexuality of ordinary existence are totally different from one another. I do not think they can be connected until we have a much better theological vision of the multiple functions sexuality plays in the human condition. Furthermore, while O'Rourke and Ashley acknowledge' that

the church's official teaching on birth control is rejected by most American Catholics, they do not (and, as moral theologians, cannot appropriately) address themselves to the theological crisis such rejection produces. How can the "sensus fidelium" and the magisterium" be at odds? How can the teaching and the learning church be in such fundamental disagreement? I have repeatedly posed this question to systematic theologians and find not only no answer but no interest. I link the two problems: The faithful are not .rejecting the magisterium; they are trying to tell it that its anthropological assumptions are woefully out of touch with the conditions of contemporary existence.

T,here's S-tro1ng Pa.raUel betw1ee路n Hospital, C路hu,rch By MARY CARSON

Some of my longest hours have been spent waiting for a doctor to call to say the surgery is over, the patient is all right. Now it's my father. After 10 days of tests, we got the verdict. Dad had cancer, the

doctors would operate the following morning. I visited him the night before surgery. We talked a long time. To speak of life, death, and suffering in the abstract is one thing; to reflect on it when death may be imminent is quite different. His objectivity and composure were incredible. He was sure he would make it through surgery. I had some private doubts. I'm the youngest of four children, and the only girl. I've been very close to my father all my

life. I see hjm almost every day. Finally, the good word. Dad That visit in the hospital made had made it through the operame realize how often I've taken tion beautifully! For most of us, all this for granted. To talk with those phone calls' from doctors him, knowing it could be our after surgery may be the most last conversation, would have . powerful preaching of the Gosbeen impossible without this ill- pel . . . the good news. ness. There seems a strong parallel Oddly, it wasn't sad. Tender between hospitals and churches. . . . poignant . . . moving, yes, 路Both have their ministers, both but Dad wouldn't want it to have try to convey faith, hope, and been sad. love. It was difficult to leave him Maybe it's because the hospi. . . and more difficult to wait tal removes life, death, and suffor the doctor to call the followfering from the abstract. No ing morning.

longer are we speculating how our faith will work when tested. We are in the midst of the test. No one likes having a loved one ill. Yet it does. offer an opportunity to grasp a bit more of an awareness of the presence of God in our lives. We seem to learn it more readily in a hospital than in church. And we learn more about dependence on each other. Dad has spent his life helping others. Now the tide could change. Please remember him . . . and me . . . in your prayers.

Cautious Optimism Apparent on Welfare Reform By JIM CASTELLI

There are signs that the 96th Congress, known for its budget-cutting tendency, may have a real surprise in store for the country. There is cautious optimism that Congress will approve something very close to President Carter's proposed $5.7 billion welfare reform bill. Of course, there is some debate as to whether Carter's pro-

By .MARILYN RODERICK

As I watched the mortar boards of the senior class fly high into the air as the high s'chool orchestra played the recessional, I couldn't help bu~ think that while graduation is one of the happiest days in life, it is also one of the sad-

posal amounts to real reform. Church groups and others see it as an overhaul of the entire welfare system, but Barbara Washburn, who works on welfare issues for Sen. Jacob Javits (R-N.Y.), is satisfied to say that any improvement is "reform," and there is wide agreement that Carter's proposal would improve welfare services: Here are his main proposals: - Raising the minimum benefit for all recipients to 65 percent of the poverty level. - Mandating coverage for two-parent families in states which do not have such coverage. - Providing 400,000 public service jobs for people who

would otherwise be on welfare. - Increasi~g the earned-income tax credit for low-income workers. - Providing fiscal relief to state and local governments for welfare costs. The conventional wisdom is that Congress, in a post-Proposition 13 mood, is not about to spend more money or approve broad new programs. But there are a number of reasons why this might not be the case: - Barbara Stolz of the U.S. Catholic Conference believes welfare supporters will give Carter's proposul more support than they might have in the past, because they have lowered

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den and in the beautiful days that do appear now and then. How good that these young people, so vulnerable, ye.t so sure, have the whole summer to adjust to their new and just a bit frightening adult world.

It was Melissa's graduation

and one of her dear friends . echoed my thoughts later that evening when she said that for some unknown reason she was suddenly very sad. And looking at this lovely young woman who had spent many hours at our home studying with Melissa and the others in their group of friends, !I could understand her depression. How good that they graduate when late spring shows the touch of God's hand in the gar-

I first made this particular version of a grasshopper pie for Melissa's graduation and it brought a few raves. It is a shOItcut version of my usual recipe but perfect for when you want a special dessert without a lot of fuss .....

their sights from previous years. - The administration has received support from two key congressmen who were at odds on welfare reform last year Rep. James Corman (D-ealif.), chairman of the House Ways and Means- Committee's subcommittee on public assistance, and Rep. Al Ullman (D-Qre.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. - Carter, it has been said, offered the new welfare proposal partly to guard his own credibility, since he had promised welfare reform during his campaign. House liberals who have criticized Carter on other issues may be forced to rally

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around his welfare proposals to protect their own credIbility. - Carter's proposal is included in his own low-deficit proposed budget for fiscal year 1981. It also includes some costcutting measures likely to appeal to Congress. - The proposed public service jobs would not pay a low enough wage to earn opposition from labor unions claiming the new jobs would undercut existing jobs. Observers believe the House is likely to pass a bill. The real test will probably come in the Senate where Finance Committee chairman, Russell Long, (DLa.), remains a staunch opponent of welfare reform.

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.Father David Hare, S.J. of the faculty of Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, is among ,board members of the Food Alternatives Community Team 路(FACT), a nonprofit hungerfighting organization seeking to provide families with fresh produce and farmers with an outlet for their wares, both at minimum cost. . FACT will sponsor an open air farmers' market in Fall River's Kennedy Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday from July 14 through mid-October. At least 50 farmers have indicated that they will participate in the project, including growers from Swansea, Rehoboth, Westport, Berkley, Seekonk, Dighton and the Portsmouth-Tiverton and WestportDartmouth areas. Sister Desiree Trainer of the Sisters of Providence is FACT president and John J. Fitzgerald, director of markets for the Massachusetts department of agriculture, is vice-president. Further information on the project is available from Fred Unger, Citizens for Citizens, 264 Griffin St., Fall River, telephone 679-0041.

Gas No Problem For NE Congress Organizers say gasoline supplies should not be a problem for participants in the New England Congress of Religious Education, to be held the weekend . of Aug. 17 through 19 at the University of New Hampshire at Durham. "The central location of the site means that it will be possible for most New Englanders to get there and back on less than a tankful of gas. Availability of on-campus housing and meals will make it possible to park cars and forget them for the weekend. All seminars, liturgies and special events are within walking distance. In addition, any dioceses and parishes are expected to organize car pools or arrange for bus transportation to the congress," said the spokesperson. Bus plans are already underway in the Fall River diocese, said Father Michel G. Methot, diocesan director of religious education. He is polling parishes on the matter and, has asked for bids from a number of charter bus companies. It is hoped that response will enable buses to service several areas of the diocese, including Taunton and the upper Cape. Participants may register for all or part of the congress, said Father Methot. Full information on the program, which will have the theme of "Families: Living, Learning, Serving," has been sent to all parishes and schools. Seminars will explore Catechesis, Family 'Learning, Church Ministry, Youth/Young Adults, Death and Dying, Aging, Canon Law, Prayer-Spirituality, Family Comunications; Separated, Divorced, Remarried; Single Parenting, Special Education, Psychology, Spanish Apostolate, Scripture and Moral TheolOgY.

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St. Anne's

FOR 40 YEARS the Catholic Memorial Home steeple has been a Fall River landmark.

Triple Festival There's a triple celebration on the horizon for the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. Wednesday, June 27, at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River, they'll observe- the 40th anniversary of their arrival in the city, the 50th anniversary of their community and the 75th anniversary of the Fall River diocese.

atric unit on the third floor, as Anne's Hospital corporation. Continued from Page Three Sister Patricia anticipates a ning and hospital chaplain and well as housing a new day sursuccessful campaign in light of pastoral counselling training. It gery unit on the second floor. The medical-surgical units the important role the hospital is headquarters for the Diocesan department of Pastoral Care for that now exist will be redesign- has played in the medical hised to incorporate the latest tory of Fall River. Opened as a the Sick. 44-bed hospital, St. Anne's has equipment, Lyons said. Edward C. Berube, Postmaster . "The support of the commun- admitted close to a quarter of of Fall River and a member of ity to finance this vital project a million patients, she noted. the hospital board of directors, will prepare St. Anne's to meet It has made only one other will serve as appeal chairman. the needs of the community we appeal for public support in its The new construction, now serve for the next several years," 73-year history. A 1955 camundergoing final architectural said Sister Mary Patricia Sulli- paign helped finance a medical design, will require razing the van, O.P., provincial superior of surgical wing that continues to oldest portion of the hospital the Dominican Sisters of the Pre- be a mainstay of patient care built by the Dominican Sisters of sentation and president of St. services. the Presentation of Charity in 1906. First Religious To Receive Gimbel Award Four projects are planned. An industrial-type service building PHILADELPHIA (NC) - The member of a religious order to will house support services. A 1978 Gimbel Philadelphia Award receive the award in its 47-year new building connecting the ser- has been presented to Sister history. She was nominted for vice building with the existing Gloria Coleman of the Society her work with Soviet Refusehospital will accommodate pro- of the Holy Child Jesus, coor- niks, presentation of community grams now housed in the 1906 dinator for the ecumenical and seminars to calm religious tenbuilding. interfaith activities of the Car- sions and for activity as chairA new lobby will be built on dinal's Commission on Human person of the Philadelphia CoorMiddle Street, permitting the Relations. dinating Council on the Holohospital's radiology department The Award is presented to caust. to expand into existing IQbby Philadelphia "women who have area. been innovators and untiring What It Is A three-story addition on the contributors in medicine. law, "路Love is mutual self-giving northeast corner of the hospital government, conservation, eduwhich ends in self-recovery." will expand the emergency room cation and literature." Sister Coleman is the first - FU'lton J. Sheen on the first floor and the pedi-

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It will all come together at an evening Mass, with Bishop Daniel A. Cronin as homilist and principal concelebrant. A banquet will follow.

Honored guests will inchide Mother Jacinta Mary, representing Mother Michael Rosarie, superior general of the community, the bishop, Msgr. John J. Regan, director of diocesan health facilities, many priests of the diocese and board and staff members of all diocesan homes for the aged. The homes include Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven, also staffed by the Carmelite community. The celebration is being masterminded by Mother Cecilia Regina, new Memorial Home superior, who could well be called "Mother Green Thumb," she has brightened the home, inside and out, with so many plants and flowers. Her special pride is the lovely home solarium. Adorned with hanging plants and new sunscreening blinds, it's in readiness for the social hour to precede the anniversary banquet.

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bound young mama, I could have mination. She was the subject of benefitted from the exhilaration several news stories and interAs an athlete, I'm a late of running as well as the break views last May when she ran $98 - $135 - $176 And Up (P'er Plate) bloomer. I became a runner at in the daily routine. Running re- with nearly 6,000 other jogging the age of 37.' In school, not quires only a half-hour or so, buffs in Sopkane's annual eightRepairs and Relines - Same Day Service only did I not participate in and a teen-ager can easily baby- mile Bloomsday Run. She was EXPERIENCED DENTISTS sports, I hated them. I was not- sit for that period. nearly seven months pregnant good at them. I avoided them. ,Late or not, I found the sport at the time. Call (617) 993-1728 For FREE Consultation When I was 37, my husband that I - or anyone with two She ran a five-mile race just collapsed, and we feared a good legs - can practice. If I THOMAS BROWER, D.M.D. & ASSOC., INC. six days before her due date. By stroke or heart attack. Luckily can become a runner, believe me, the time 7-pound, IS-ounce Mi84 SPRING STREET, NEW BEDFORD our fears were unfounded, but anyone can. chael Morris was born he had I decided to do something for already trotted some 900 miles my own health. We already had with his mother. a runner in our family, our old"Yes, ! sure received a lot of est son. He encouraged us, SPOKANE, Wash. (NC) funny looks, especially the bigbought us running shoes, bomThe 900 miles that jogging en- ger I got. You could just tell barded us with running publithusiast Eileen Morris ran dur- people thought I was bonkers. cations, and taught us about ing her recent pregnancy may They kept asking if I had my keeping mileage. My husband have saved a life - the life of doctor's permission and what and I started running. With another woman's baby. ROUTE 6-between Fall River and New Bedford my husband thought about my many other demands on his time, After she gave a talk on runrunning while pregnant." Mrs. my husband became a sometime ning recently at the Spokane Morris said. runner. Not I. I began running Attention School Groups She said her obstetrician, Dr. almost daily and have continued YMCA, Mrs. Morris, 31, was apto do so for the past five years. proached by a young woman Robert Hedquist, is also a runPLAN YOUR PICNIC, OUTING ning enthusiast and that he had Non-runners wonder what who said she was pregnant. "She told me she was about encour~ged her to keep jogging. could possibly have a middleSpecial Arrangements for School Groups aged mother of 12 go out and eight weeks along, unmarried, "All he did was suggest that FOR DETAILS, CALL MANAGER - 636·2744 or 999·6984 run. She must be a real maso- and that she just loved running. I cut down on my distances and chist. Why is she punishing her- that running was her life." 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I do not lose weight running enthusiasm and deter- minute miles. without counting calories. 3. I'm closer to the world around me: I smell lilacs in spring and watch the progress of the corn over the summer. I'm amused by flocks of rau"1tOME IlAlII6 cous birds one morning and en· COUIICI MMfR" joy total silence the next. I love the changes in the weather, the FOI "OMPT 24 Hour JBYice Charles Velozo, P,es. 2·WAY RADIO sky, the sounds, the land. I am never bored. 4. I'm part of a running family. On one of the most enjoyable weekends of recent memory, I participated in a race with my husband, two collegeage sons, and my eigth-grade son. In few sports could we all . enter the same event. Being a runner, I can better understand what my son feels on the 21st mile of a marathon, or what another child feels straining to his limits on the last quarter mile of a cross-country race. S. Running makes me feel good about myself. I like knowing I can run six miles non-stop if I feel so inclined. 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MARION, St. Rita, 113 Front St. (schedule effective June 30Sept. 2): Sat. 5, 6:30 p.m.; Sun. 8:30, 10, 11:15 a.m.; daily, 8:30 a.m.; confessions, Saturday,' 4:305:00 p.m.

EAST BREWSTER, Immaculate Conception, Route 6A: Sat. 4:30, p.m.; Sun. 9:30 a.m.

MATTAPOISETT, St. Anthony, 22 Barstow 51.: Sat. 8 a.m., 4:30, 7 p.m.; Sun. 7, 8:30, 10, 11:30 SOUTH YARMOUTH, St. Pius X, a.m.; daily 8 and 9:00 a.m. . 5 Barbara St.: Sat. 4, 7 p.m.; Sun. 7, 9, 10:15, 11:30 a.m., NANTUCKET, Our Lady of the 5 p.m.; daily, 7, 9 a.m. Isle, 6 Orange St.: Sat. 5, 7 p.m.; Sun. 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m., 7 p.m.; daily, 7:30 a.m., 12 noon; BASS RIVER, Our Lady of the rosary before daily Masses; con- Highway, Rte. 28: Sun. 8, 9:30, 11 a.m.; daily (Mon.-Fri.), 8 a.m. fessions, Sat. 4-4:45 p.m.

BUZZARDS BAY, St. Margaret, 141 Main St.; Sat. 5, 6:30 p.m.; Sun. 8, 9, 10, 11 a.m., 12 noon; 7:30 p.m.; daily, 8 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 4-5, 7-8 p.m. ONSET, St. Mary Star of the Sea, Onset Ave.: .sat. 6:30 p.m.; Sun. 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m.; daily, 9 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 3:30-4:30 p.m., after 6:30 p.m. Mass. CENTERVILLE, Our Lady of Victory, 122 Park Ave.: Schedule June 30-July I, Sat. 5, 7:30 p.m. Sun. 7, 8:15,9:30, 10:45, 12 noon; daily, 7, 9 a.m., First Fridays, Masses 7, 9 a.m., Ultreya. 8 p.m.; confessions, Sat. 4-5, 7-7:30 p.m. WEST BARNSTABLE, Our Lady of Hope, Rte. 6A: Sat. 4 p.m.; Sun., 8:45, 10 a.m.; confessions before each Mass. CHATHAM, Holy Redeemer, 72 Highland Ave: Schedule June 30, Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 8, 9, 10, 11 a.m.; daily, 8 a.m. SOU11l CHATHAM, Our Lady of Grace, Rte. 137, off Rte. 28: Schedule June 30, Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m.; daily, 9 a.m. EAST FALMOUTH, St. Anthony, 167 East Falmouth Highway: Sat. 4:30, 7 p.m.; Sun. 7:30, 9, 10:15, 11:30 a.m; daily, 8 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 3:30-4:15' p.m., weekdays, any time by request.

NORTH EASTHAM, Church of the Visitation (schedule effective June 23-24 through Labor Day): Sat. 5, 7 p.m.; Sun. 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 6:30-6:50 p.m.

EDGARTOWN, St. Elizabeth, Main Street: Sat. 4, 5:30 p.m,; Sun. 7, 9, 11 a.m.; daily, Mon.Fri., 8:30 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 11 a.m.-12 noon, 3-3:45 p.m. FALMOUTH, St. Patrick, 511 E. Main St.: Schedule June 23-24, Sat. 5:30, 7 p.m.; Sun. 7, 8:45, 10, 11:15 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; daily, 7 a.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.

SANTUIT, St. Jude Chapel, Rte. 28: Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 9, 10:30 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 4:15·5 p.m.

HYANNIS, St. Francis Xavier, 347 South St.: Sat. 5, 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 7,8,9, 10, 11 a.m., 12 noon, 5 p.m.; daily, 7 a.m., 12:10 p.m.; confessions, Sat. 4-5 p.m. and following 7:30 p.m. Mass. YARMOUTHPORT, Sacred Heart, off Rte. 6A: Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 4-5 p.m., Sun. before 9 a.m. Mass.

MASHPEE, Queen of All Saints, New Seabury: Sat. 5, 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 8:30, 10, 11:30 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 4:15-5 p.m. POCASSET, St. John the Evangelist, 15 Virginia Road: Sat. 4, 5, 7 p.m; Sun. 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m.; daily, 7:30 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 3-3:45 p.m. PROVINCETOWN, St. Peter the Apostle, II Prince St.: Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 7, 9, 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; daily, 7 a.m., confessions, Sat. 6:30-7:00 p.m. and by appointment.

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OSTERVILLE, Our Lady of the Assumption, 76 Wianno Ave. (schedule effective June 23-24 through Sept. 2): Sat. 5, 7:30 p.m; Sun. 7, 8:30, 10, 11:30 a.m.; daily, 7, 9 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 4:15·5 p.m.

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By Father John F. Moore Permanent Diaconate Director In reflecting on the work of the deacon in the church and his interpersonal relationships with his peers and brothers in the sacrament of Orders, it is imperative we try to understand the deacon himself. We must realize that the restored office of deacon is a genuine office, not a mere stopgap measure created or invented' by the Fathers of Vatican II to meet some of the problems with which the church must cope in day to day life. It is a restoration of a historic role that is truly sacramental in its own right. This canndt be overly emphasized. The diaconate is clearly distinct from and complementary to the presbyterate. It is, of its very nature, a valid ministry of service to the entire. church, because it reflects the church insofar as the deacon acts and ministers not as a solo agent. \ , At the same time, it is important to note that although the deacon must work in cooperation with the priest, he has his own distinct function in the church. His training and preparation period stressed that he must, as a man and husband, always keep his fundamental

portance of diaconal community. A candidate enters truly upon not only a new vision, but indeed a new life. To help him face its realities, the good days as well as the difficult days, he must have brothers who will give him the encouragement he needs to be effective in his ministry. The life of the member of the Permanent Diaconate community is, of its very nature, one of basic interdependence. In addition to knowing that he is not a solo agent, that he belongs to the larger fellowship of his brothers in the sacrament of Orders, the permanent deacon must always be cognizant of the fact that he is a member of a unique community in today's church. The diaconal community is one in which he will first find the dimension of personal spiritual growth and development that is a fundamental support to , his life in ministry. It is in this priorities in proper perspective. that his family will community As a married man, his wife and family come first; his job be able to share and grow with that is his own support, second; him as he reflects his gift of and his ministerial work in the service to the church. Thusly, for the permanent church, third. Before, during and after his deacon the entire church, the training period, this order of life reality of a living diaconal comis absolutely necessary for the munity must not become a mere deacon. If he overemphasizes pipe dream or a spiritual fanany area to the neglect of the tasy. The diaconal community other; he will not only do an must be real, effective, alive, injustice to the church but at supportive and always aware the same time become a living that it is the conscious seryant contradiction. The church does of a loving church. It must be a community, hownot need any more problems ever, that although interdepenthan she already has! A deacon must always see dent is not separatist. It would his role of ministry in its proper be more than divisive if a dialight and the members of the conal community became inchurch must always respect sular. There is no place in tothese priorities. While emphasis day's church for an insecure must be placed on his distinct diaconate. This surely would be and individual role in the church, the case if a diaconal communthe deacon cannot be a loner. ity wallowed in the doldrums of This would only court tragedy. self-pity and exaggerated introBecause of the ecclesial dimen- spection. As a unique and new comsions of his work and the difficulties that work will entail, he munity the permanent deacons must be rooted in a supportive and their families can give to a pastoral community, preferably diocese a sign value that is more on a diocesan level, an effective than a mere formality, relating and caring diaconal community. to the entire diocesan family From the outset, this has been with a spirit and energy that the goal of our own diaconal will reach out to every man, program. The first semester woman and child who seeks to courses of the diocesan program know the way, the truth and the stress and center upon the im- life.

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or (617) 673-0821 AT A SISTERS' SENATE meeting, Sister Dorothy, OSF leads discussion of acelebration planned for Nov. 3 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, for sisters celebrating silver, golden and diamond jubilees in religious life. The event is part of the diocesan jubilee observance.


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Q. I recently attended a church ceremony in which a friend of mine received what we used to call Extreme Unction. Several people received the sacrameDt, including some who were young and didn't look sick at all. Isn't it necesary to be "in danger of death" to have this sacrament? And what is the proper name for it? rve heard it called several things. (Texas) A. This sacrament for the sick is one that has undergone significant development during during the past 15 years. First of all, the "Constitution on the Liturgy" of Vatican Council II required this development when it said, "Extreme unction, which may more properly be calIed the anointing of the sick (its official name today), is a sacrament not only for those who are in danger of death." According to our new rite for anointing of the sick, therefore, the requirement is not that an individual be in danger of death, but that he be "dangerously ill" either from sickness or advanced age. ,In other words, older people may be considered eligible for the sacrament simply because of the general infirmities of old age, even if they are suffering from no serious specific disease. Moreover, the illness need not be physical. Guidelines on this sacrament issued by the American bishops note, "Sickness is more than a medical phenomenon. Sickness is a crisis situation in the life of a Christian as regards his salvation his life with Christ in the co~munity of ~e church." Anointing of the sick may be administered, then, to people suffering from various kinds of spiritual or emotional crises. The official directions' concerning this sacrament mention , several specific circumstances in which people should be anointed - such as old age, before serious surgery, and sick children. All this may seem a rather long answer to your question. It simply means that there' could be many explanations for the situation you encountered. ~eople no longer need to be dy109, or even look sick; to receive the sacrament of the anointing of the sick.

Q. How does a person who has been away from the church for years redeem himself and get back to the faith? Or is that even possible? It would be like starting allover again - relearning prayers, how to act at Mass, and aU that. How ~oes one make confession after all these years? I could never remember all the sins since my last confession. (Mass.) A. Believe me, it is not nearly

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as complicated or as difficult as it appears to you now. In fact, if you have decided that you wish to return to full practice of your faitIi, the hardest part is already over. Make an appointment with a priest you have confidence in, perhaps one that you have had occasion to see is considerate and thoughtful, and ask his help. It isn't at all necessary that you even know him now. He will guide you. If, you are ready and have made all the decisions necessary, it may alI be done in one visit with him - except for catching uJ?, as you say, on a lot that you may have missed through the years: But with your good will, that will come. The important thing is to take the first step.

JIM GUY TUCKER, former Democratic congressman from Arkansas, will chair the 1981 White House Conference on Families. Its executive director will be John Carr, 28, presently head of the education component of the U.S. Catholic bishops anti-poverty program, the Campaign for Human Development.

Questions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen c/o The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, Mass. 02722.

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Pontiff Expected To Visit Ireland DUBLIN, Ireland (NC) Pope John Paul II is expected to visit Ireland in late August, with official announcement of the trip expected after his trip to Poland, according to Irish Catholic leaders. It is believed that the pope has already informed the Irish .bishops that he will come, but the hierarchy will not confirm this. The government has not confirmed the visit either, but state agencies are working on the basis that he will take part in ceremonies at the Marian Shrine at Knock, Ireland, on Aug. 28 and will spend at least three days in the country. The pope is expected to travel as a pr!vate person and spend part of his visit in Dublin as guest of Archbishop Gaetano Alibrandi, papal nuncio to Ireland. The pontiff is expected to visit St. Patrick's College, Mayvisit St. Patrick's College, Mayinary. A trip to Northern Ireland, part of Great Britain, is not considered likely because of security problems and diplomatic complications. About 250,000 U.S. Catholics are expected to travel to Knock this year. Cardinals Humberto Medeiros of Boston and Timothy Manning of Los Angeles are due to lead pilgrimages.

James F. Lyons, executive director, and Sister Angela Francis, an assistant dir~ctor of St. Anne's Hospital, Fall iRver, were among 1200 delegates to the annual meeting of the Catholic Hospital Assn., held last week in San Francisco. At the meeting, delegates voted to change the association name to the Catholic Health Association of the United States. "The association is an ecc1esial community dedicated to and faithful to the healing mission of the church," a new mission statement for the association declares. "As such, its individual and corporate inspiration is Jesus and his Gospel message. Its mission is to witness in the power of the Spirit the abiding presence and healing ministry of Jesus. 'In the assembly's keynote address, Archbishop John R. Quinn of San Francisco stressed the need for Catholic hospital officials to have an impact on the decision-making of the country's health care policies. "We need more systematic consideration in shaping a consistent moral policy" based on church teaching said Archbishop Quinn, who is also president of the U.S. Cathdlic Conference and the National Conference of' Catholic Bishops. It is necessary to form public policy about moral dilemmas, he added.

Knock is celebrating the centenary of an apparition there of "This is the test of our ability the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. to evangelize our culture. There John the Evangelist and St. is no question it is our right and Joseph. Many miraculous cures obligation to prescribe the space are said to have occurred at in which our religious and moral Knock, but, unlike Lourdes, it values can be affirmed and can has no medical bureau. . govern our institutions," the About one million pilgrims go archbishop told the hospital officials. to Knock annually.

Continued from Page Five church, it must be because the state's policies are opposed to the good of' th~ people or the nation. These were but some of the symbols or allusions used most frequently by the pope during his visit. He also spoke about owning land as a fundamental right, the right to working con- . ditions that allow a person time with his family, and the need for strong family life as a condition of a strong society and nation. On several occasions he also branched out to broader international themes. At Gniezno he issued a call for a new European unity based on the common Christian faith and spiritual values of Eastern and Western Europeans. At Czestochowa, meeting with the nation's bishops, he strongly backed the Vatican policy of normalization of church-state relations was begun in· earnest by ·Pope Paul VI, while insisting that for true normalization the state must respect human rights, including religious rights, of its citizens. And in a moving, hour-long homily at the Nazi concentration camp of Birkenau he pleaded for an end to war, respect for the dignity of every person, and respect for the rights and sovereignty of every nation. Most attention was paid to the controversial political implications of the pope's words and' actions, and the tensions between church and state were evident before and during the trip. Despite that, at its roots the papal visit was a religious one.

Time after time, especially in his days at the shrine to Our Lady of Czestochowa, a spiritual center for Polish Catholics, the pope urged the people to a strong religious faith, deeply grounded in their national religious traditions but also facing contemporary challenges. It was also a joyful homecoming of a famous native son, intensified by the pride and fervor of an intensely patriotic and religious people. The combined dimensions of patriotism, religion, and just plain love and popularity could ,be seen most clearly in the two songs most frequently sung by the hundreds of thousands who greeted him everywhere. They were "Sto-Lat," a traditional song wishing a loved one long life of 100 years, and "Boze Cos Folske," meaning "God Bless Poland." A farewell Mass before about 2 mmion people' capped the pope's visit to 'Poland and indicated the extent of his popularity. Nearly 2 million strong they came. From all over Poland. More than one-twentieth of the nation. All to one huge field near the center of Cracow. At 7 a.m. they were already filling the roadways all around the outskirts of Cracow. Parish groups - 300, 500, 1,000 strong - led by priests or altar boys, singing hymns or praying the rosary as they walked. Looking out over fields outside Cracow, one could see streams of human dots walking single file along paths between roads - all heading from distant parishes and towns to the city center.

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The Blind Man Of Bethsaida

Abbot Marmion -- An Ideal Monk By Father Alfred McBride In the early 20th century, when most Catholics were nourishing their spiritual lives by personal devotions, Benedictine Abbot Columba Marmion was inspiring people to find spiritual riches in the Bible, the liturgy and the rule of St. Benedict. Irish by birth and upbringing, Marmion migrated to Belgium and became a monk and then abbot of Naredsous Abbey. He is remembered as a man who loved to laugh and make others laugh. He was also a gifted speaker. His retreats and sermons attracted so much attention that they were published .as books. His three most influential works were "Christ, the Life of the Soul," "Christ, the Ideal of the Monk" and "Christ in His Mysteries." At a time of concentration on the sinfulness of man and on his moral guilt, Marmion's approach was a breath of fresh air. He spoke of grace more than guilt. He preached of love more than sinfulness. In "Christ, the Life of the Soul," Marmion described the adventures a believer could have in a deep relationship with God. To those depressed by sin and guilt, Marmion held up the image of Jesus, standing in the throne room of heaven with outstretched arms, urging forth the ocean of the Father's love for the people of the earth. Marmion's sunny disposition had no time for the pessimism of "Christians who worried too much ahout whether God would forgive such sinful creatures as they. He helped people see how the seasons of the church year were times to enter deeply into the riches of Christ's acceptance and forgiveness. "Christ in his Mysteries," treated the great moments of liturgy Advent Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pene~ cost, celebrations of Mary and the saints - as times of faith that would help believers gain access to the mystery of Christ and his concern for people. Marmion insistently stayed with the virtue of faith as the key that opened the mystery of God. He stood easily between the poles of personal faith and the mystery of God and inspired his listeners and readers to do the same. . ~armion outlined a spiritual vIsion for monks in "Christ, The Ideal of the Monk." He took his basic premise from the rule of Benedict as dramatized in a scene at the gate of the monastery. A candidate arrives to join the monks. The abbot asks, "What do you seek?" 'Tn the ensuing dialogue, Benedict instructs future abbots

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to discern whether the candidate is truly seeking Christ. That is to be the main criterion for entry and commitment to the monastic life. Marmion uses scholastic language to develop this point. Jesus is to be the exemplary cause of the monk's life and salvation. 'fhis means that Jesus is the role model for the monk. However, Jesus is also to be the efficient cause of the monk's holiness. Jesus is more than a sacred hero to be imitated. He is full of the transforming power of love that will renew and remake the heart and soul of the monk. Ma.rmion's writings transcend the ordinary in their style, but they are human in their intention and mood. He practiced what he preached and his canonization process has begun.

Just as. the events following the first interpretation of the multiplication of loaves ended with the cure of a deaf-mute (Mark 7,31-37), so the events following the second interpretation end with the giving of sight to a blind man at Bethsaida (Mark 8,22-26). Mark is the only one to record this latter miracle and it serves an important pur~ pose in his overall plan, which is a demonstration of the gradual recognition of Jesus and the .neeg of God's help to bring about that recognition. The story has many points of similarity to that of the cure of the deaf-mute. In both instances the event takes place outside Galilee. The afflicted person is brought to Jesus by others with

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A deep, grateful joy naturally filled the hearts of God's chosen One day Jesus and his disciples people as they witnessed their walked into the village of Bethdeliverance from slavery under saida or Bethesda, across the 路Pharoah by the freeing waters of Sea of. Galilee from where Jesus the Red Sea. lived. Those delivered persons needThe people of Bethsaida had ed to express that inner gratiheard much about Jesus. When tude in an outer way, to use they saw him -in their town, they their bodies as well as their were excited. minds or hearts for praising the A group of them brought a Lord. We thus read in Exodus blind man to Jesus. They had 15: heard how Jesus could heall "The prophetess Miriam, Aapeople with a word or a touch. ron's sister, took a tambourine They hoped he would do the in her hand, while all the women same for this blind man who went out after her with tamwas their friend. bourines, dancing; and she led Jesus looked at the blind man. them in the refrain: "Sing to the He felt for him but he did not Lord, for he is gloriously triumwant to cause a big scene. He phant; horse and chariot he has knew some people tended to get cast into the sea.' " so excited about a cure that That tradition of dance as a they missed what it said about part of Jewish worship continGod's love for them. ued in their history. So Jesus took the blind man We can see how the Old Tesby the hand and led him into a tament writers viewed dancing field outside town. But the as an appropriate expression of people followed, at a distance joy and praise by its juxta posibut close enough to see everytion in the following quotation thing. from a famous section of Ec路 Once outside town, Jesus c1esiastes: turned to the blind man. Neither "A time to weep, and a time said a word. Jesus placed saliva to laugh; a time to mourn, and from his mouth onto his fingers, By Susan Annette Muto a time to dance." (3,4). then touched the blind man's 'Psalm 149 takes this tradition Loneliness belongs to the hu路 eyes and asked, "Can you see of joyful dancing - both withman condition. What could be anything?" in and outside of a liturgical The man opened his eyes. He more lonely than my birth? For context - and makes it into looked around slowly. He seem- nine months I am enclosed com- something of a command or a ed to be able to see the people fortably in the womb of my , directive: in the distance. He stared at mother, then the forces of life "Sing to the Lord a new song them. "Yes," he said. "I can see compel me to make my lonely of praise in the assembly of the people. 'But they look like walk- entrance into the world. Though faithful. Let Israel be glad in others are there to greet me, ing trees!" their maker, let the children of Jesus realized the man could my cries reveal how' frightened Zion rejoice in their King. Let not see plainly. His sight was I am. them praise his name in the coming to him only gradually. What could be more lonely fes~ive dance, let them sing So Jesus touched the hlind man's than my death? No matter how praise to him with timbrel and eyes a second time. Then the much I am loved, or how close harp." (1-3). man shouted, "Now I can see I am to family and friends, no Dancing in the liturgy cerTurn to Page Thirteen Turn to Page Thirteen Turn to Page Thirteen

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a request for a laying on of hands. In each instance Jesus takes the person away from the crowd, uses saliva and, after the cure, enjoins silence on him. There is no mention of exorcism or faith on the part of the individual. The cure of the blind man however, is distinguished by a~ unusual feature. Ordinarily the effect of Jesus' intervention was instantaneous. Here it is gradual. After putting saliva on the man's eyes and laying hands on him, Jesus asks him: "Can you see any thing?" The fellow opens his eyes and says, "I can see people, but they look like walk. ing trees!" A second time Jesus lays his hands on him and now he can see everything clearly (Mark 8,~3-25). Perhaps this seeming failure of the first attempt embarrassed Matthew and Luke so they omitted the incident. ' Whether or no, the story seems basically factual and its implications for Mark were most interesting. It illustrated that faith often comes gradually. He put it in its present position deliberately, just before the opening of the disciples' eyes to Jesus's identity as Messiah at Caesarea Philippi. Just as here there were two gestures of en路 Iightment in the case of the blind man, one of them accompanied by a question, so there were two questions about his identity directed to the disciples. Only after the second did Peter answer: "You are the Messiah" (Mark 8,29). Still, even this recognition was distorted by current ideas of what sort of person the Messiah was to be. So, when Jesus went on immediately to foretell ~is suffering and death, Peter' protested and Jesus had to reprimand him. . But :ven if they had recogOlzed him as the Messiah he intended to be, they would still ~~ve been seeing something like trees walking." For he was not just the long-awaited anointed one; he was also the Lord, the Son of God. This they would not, could not have known unless God intervened to open their eyes so that they "could see everything clearly." That intervention came only when he raised his Son from the dead. And even then, they at first "thought they were seein~ a ghost" (Luke 24,37). He still had to open their eyes and their minds to the full truth (Luke 24,45). Only then could they be commissoned to go forth and proclaim the good news to the whole world (Matthew 28,18-20). Before then, just as he had enjoined silence on the rehahilitated Turn to Page Thirteen


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A Verdade E A Vida, Dirigida pelo Rev. Edmond Rego A EUCARISTIA As-comunidades profanas tern objectivos e vinculos de uniao路segundo a sua propria Indole. A comunidade crista vai mais longe: 0 seu vinculo de uniro entre os membros 0 Amor, mas urn Amor pessoal. So atraves do Amor coriseguimos construir a comunidade, pois onde nao ha amor nao ha Deus Mas como saberemos se existe amor' e, por consequente, uma Comunidade? Muitas passagens da Sagrada Escritura fornecem-nos dados para a identificay~o da Comunidade. Sob 0 ponto de vista da fe, ha ind{cios de Comunidade, "se temos urn s6 Senhor; se somos animados pelo mes路 mo Esp!rito, se somos iluminados por uma s6 fe." Sob 0 ponto de vista da ora~~o temos a promessa de Cristo de estar onde dois ou tr~s ou mais oram em nome d'Ele. Sob 0 ponto de vista do amor, onde haja caridade e amor, af habita Deus; sabendo que s6 havera caridade e amor, se se concretizarem no amor dos irmaos. Sob 0 ponto de vista mais misterico: aquele que "comer do Corpo e beber do Sangue de Cristo esta em comunhao com Ele e com os irm~Qs." Pois sendo Cristo a cabe~a da Igreja, estar em comunh~o com Ele e estar em comunhto com todos os membros do Seu Corpo, que ~ a Igreja; Nesta perspectiva, todo aquele que se separar de Cristo esta fora da comunhao e, por consequente, da comunidade: tern a "ex-cunhlo." Tal como a vide separada da videira nto d~ fruto, assim aquele que n~o recebe a vida aterna atraves da sua comunhao com a Igreja esta fora da comunidade. A Eucaristia pois, 0 sacramento (sinal, s!mbolo) da uni~o comunitaria; receber 0 Corpo e Sangue do Senhor receber a comunhao com Ele e com a comunidade. Afirmar a identidade da comunidade crista com a participa~ao eucaritica, nto suprime ouiros aspectos da vida crista, da-Ihes ate a .sua plenitude. N~o podemos construir uma comunidade eucar!stica sem fe. Por este motivo, antes do banquete eucar!stico, a Igreja instrui a assembleia com a Palavra. Antes mesmo de entregar 0 Pao a cada membro, mostra-Ihe a hostia e proclama-a 0 Corpo de Cristo, de vendq 0 cristao confessar a sua fe por urn "Amem" de aceitaTiro. A uniao do Corpo total de Cristo tambem nao pode ser edificada, se antes nao existir uma comunidade humana: "se vens apresentar a tua oferta e te lembras de que 0 teu, irmao tern algo contra ti, vai primeiro reconciliar-te com 0 tell irmao e depois vern. " A caridade ~ precedida pela just~9a, por isso, antes de ser concebivel uma comunidade de caridade, necessario que esteja cumprida toda a justi9a. Aqui se encontra a plenitude da vida crista: somos uma comunidade de homens em Cristo ,. somos a Igrej a.

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Loneliness Continued from Page Twelve one can die my death for me. Alone, I go to the alone. Loneliness is the pain of being alone while solitude is the joy of being alone. What is the difference? All of us recall times of being alone in a crowd or of being shut out by someone we love. We want to tell the other what we are going through, but we are not understood. Loneliness can occur in old age, but perhaps the most primary form of loneliness occurs when we cut ourselves off from God. The solution to such loneliness is not to deny it by trying to lose ourselves in work or empty socializing, but to face how we are feeling and be drawn by pain into personal reflection. Now begins the transition from loneliness to solitude. I leave behind the smoke-filled cocktail party, the idle chatter, the superficiality of the crowd, . and go off on my own. I am under the stars by myself - alone - and yet not alone. Somehow I feel "with" myself, the self I really am. Such is a moment of genuine solitude, and it is a joy. In loneliness, we speak about being without friends, without hope for the future, seemingly without God. But solitude is a with-experience. It is being alone with my thoughts, in communion with those I love and with my God in prayer. Solitude deepens our communion with others and with God. The experience of solitude unclutters our lives of useless worries. We allow ultimate questions to surface: Who am I? Where is my life going? How can I follow best the directives of the Holy Spirit? In his poem of love between. the soul and God, the "Spiritual Canticle," St. John of the

For Children Continued from Page Twelve clearly. J can see everything perfectly." The man was so excited that he could not contain himself. He looked around and around, this way and that, amazed at all there was to see. He stared at the people. Then at the trees. The sheep and camels fascinated him. And the flowers. There was so much color: blue sky, green leaves and grass, yellow field flowers, clothes of every imaginable shade. It was all so new and exciting. Jesus was happy for the man but he did not want people to miss the point. He wanted them to see God's love and care in this striking cure. So he told the man not to tell anyone what had happened. But the people had seen everything and were very excited. What surprised Jesus' disciples was that the man only gradually was able to see. What they did not realize\illlwas that they were like the blind man. They, too, were only gradually coming to see Jesus as he really was. And in that they are not very different from us.

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Cross has a haunting stanza that captures the meaning of solitude: She lived in solitude, And now in solitude has built her nest; And in solitude He guides her. He alone, who also bears In solitude the wound of love. Seeing the soul in such peaceful solitude, the beloved feeds her with every blessing and guides her to the high places of God. He finds her worthy to bear the wounds of love he was borne for her sake. Through solitude, she gains true peace and liberty of spirit. There can be no better way to conquer loneliness than to try with God's grace to transform it into solitude. If we take up the challenge offered by Scripture and the spiritual masters, we too may enjoy that deep companionship that exists between the soul and God, true liberty' of spirit and true knowledge of self. No matter where we happen to be, whether in a crowded bus or on a deserted beach, we may feel present to the divine source of all life. We see ourselves as God's children called to union with the Father and communion with creation.

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By Charlie Martin

LOVE TAKES TIME I saw a twinkle in her eye It lit a fire deep inside

But it burned so wild and strong I knew it wouldn't last for long Cause Love takes time And it's hard to find You got to take some time To let love grow I saw a shooting !litar go by It blazed a path across the sky But the beauty did not last Some things just happen far too fast WeD some things come again • You play for a night or two But I think that it's a shame Because I know in the end they're bound to lose If we really want our love to grow We got to take it slow

FROM HARVARD TO STANG: Lisa Barresi of Bishop Stang High, North Dartmouth, receives traditional Harvard Book Award f rom John Mercer, Harvard alumnus andj member of the Stang science faculty. (Sister Gertrude Gaudette Photo)

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By Cecilia Belanger

Words seldom have a single meaning. This is partly because language develops through time and, as social experience accumulates, every word gathers a' baggage of associations. Even the simple verb "to be" comes from two Sanskrit words, one meaning "to grow," the other "to breathe." That's a sort of fossil' record of an early social order in which humanity bad no generjc word for existence but could only note that something grew and breathed. We communicate with each other only if you grasp my meaning and I grasp yours. You speak to me and your words can touch me, move me deeply. In creating the universe, God did something else: He used words, he named his handiwork. The naming, the words were an intrinsic part of his act of creation. Words were used again when God formed man in his own image. Then man was asked to name things and the naming became a godlike act, so that language itself became an act of creation. However, language does not mirror an objective reality, the same for everyone from one historic period to another. Names highlight this, lowlight that, investing the thing named with special attributes. Language is as much an organ of perception as sight, touch, taste and hearing. Our words and concepts equip us with special contact lenses, as it were. An example: in English we say, "I swim." The words call attention to the "I" that swims. However, the water swims me as much as I swim. But the language clwoses to gloss over the relationship, to isolate me, the swimer, from the water to which I cleave.

Poets try to bring us back to the wholeness of water and swimer. Yeats asks: o chestnut tree, great-rooted blossomer, Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole? o ,body swayed to music, a bright'ning glance, How can we tell the dancer from the dance? The terms "national security" and "freedom of the press" mean different things to different people. We speak of "drug abuse" and an "energy problem," but to some the latter should be "energy abuse," the profligate use of earth's nonrenewable resources. The phrase "energy problem" attracts attention to the Middle East and our resources of supply. The two terms unreel diferent scenarios, Words in stories are powerful. Certain dramatic examples come to mind: "Uncle Tom's Cabin" helped deal a final blow to slavery; "David Copperfield" drove an early nail in the coffin of child labor; "Chicago," Upton Sinclair's novel about the meatpacking industry, hastened passage of the ,Food and Drug Act. There are also stories that influence us more subtly. Literary works are responsible for more basic forms of psychological'mapping, engaging the reader in silent converse, timing the pulse of an inner speech. We have gone from single to multiple meanings and perspectives. Thanks to Einstein, we - know that space is not continuous, not uniform, not divorced from time. Renaissance artists knew about geometric perspectives, but futurists and cubists transcended the single perspective, showing multi-dimensional conception of space; while abandoned the "out there" position, turning to stream of consciousness works moved to the inside of a character's awareness.

I know a child who had a book about a little girl who wanted to be a ballerina. I asked her to tell me about it. Suddenly she seemed to go into another world, investing the story with such feeling and imagination that I was entranced. I realized then that one cannot... pooh-pooh the mind-forming power of stOJies, myths, metaphors and expressive behaviors. I once asked a high school student what book made her cry as a child. Her answer was swift: "Charlotte's Web." She added, "I looked at every living thing in a new light after that book. I can still cry over the little spider."

Bishop Gerrard A coed summer school for eighth graders planning to enter high school in the fall will be conducted during July at Gerrard High in Fall iRver. Titled Pre-High School Basic Skills Building, the morning program will offer courses in basic English and basic math, beginning July 2 and ending July 27. Registration closes Friday, June 2·9 and further information is available from the school. It is also announced that the Gerrard guidance office will be open from 8 u.m. to noon each weekday during the summer, except for the first two weeks of

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Awards presented at graduation ceremonies at Coyle-Cassidy High in Taunton included a $2900 grant from the University of Massachusetts, to Ted Babiczuk; $2400 to Dawn Donnelly frottfSt. Anselm's College; $2000 Albertus Magnus Scholarship to Elizabeth Figlock; $1800 to Donna Gould from Curry College; $1800 from Massachusetts State Scholarships and

Written by Marilyn Mason and Larry Hoppen; sung by Orleans (c) 1979, Infinity Records, Inc. Orleans' new album '~Forever" includes their recent hit single, "Love Takes Time." Orleans is a five-man group that features richly alive vocals combined with moving and uplifting rythms. "Love Takes Time" states its central message in the words of the refrain: "Love takes time and it's hard to find - you' got to take some time to let love grow." Few would disagree with such a solid approach to our loving. Music is ful'l of songs telling how people who fall in love too quickly are finally disappointed. Yet loving another cannot depend completely on a logical analysis. When we risk loving, we gain insight into a mystery that transcends reason. Further, when we fall in !love, we often discover our emotions are ahead of our thoughts. ,In the exhiliaration of this new experience, we can easily forget how love grows through commitment. It cannot always depend on powerfully felt feelings, but at times must flow from the act of the ~ill. As love grows, it discovers a balance between the power of emotional investment in another and the patience and caring required to explore the mystery of both individuals. Each of us possesses an incompleteness that seeks fulfillment in others. We are never whole without another's love. The power to complete the self lies in the mystery of God, but to love is to participate in this power.

$750 per year from the Damon Clegg Scholarship of the Berkley Scholarship Committee to Eileen Gracia. Also $1200 from Holy Cross College and $1000 from the University of Notre Dame to James Hoye; and $1000 from Boston University and $600 from" Marquette University to Kelly Scanlon.

For Altar Boys A special day for altar boys will be held from 10 a.m. to .3 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 at Cathedral Camp, East Freetown. The program will include athletic contests and waterfront activities and there will be a free swim period. Participants are asked to bring lunch. Soft drinks will be provided. Boys are asked to register by Wednesday, June 20 with Father Leonard Mullaney, camp director, at 763-0874 or 644-5585.

Vatican Mediates VATICAN CITY (NC) - The first official session in the mediation by the Vatican of the territorial dispute between Chile and Argentina over islands in the Beagle Channel has taken place at the Vatican. Cardinal Antonio Samore, papal mediator, began the session by celebrating Mass at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, where meetings are being held. Attending the Mass were the Chilean and Argentine ambassadors to the. Holy See and the ambassadors and diplomats sent by the two nations for the mediation process. The dispute centers on possession of three small islands in the Beagle Channel near South America's southern tip. But it has wider implications regarding maritime claims over South Atlantic and Antarctic waters and territorial claims on- Antarctica.


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IN THE DIOCESE

By B.lll MORRISSETTE

Cathcart, DeSormier on Stellar Nine Southpaw Gary Cathcart, Holy Family High, and catcher Ray DeSormier, Bishop Stang High, have been named to the New Bedford Standard Times' All-Star baseball team. Cathcart, a junior, has been the winning pitcher in all Holy Family victories' the pas~ two seasons. This season he worked in 50 innings in which he allowed only 15 earned runs, struck out 79 batters and compiled an earned run average of 2.70. At the plate he batted ,460. Five doubles and two homers were included in his 23 hits. DeSormier, also a junior, was named reserve catcher. Senior To~ Toyfair, New Bedford High, among the state's topnotch hurlers, was selected as the righthanded pitcher. Excluding the Eastern Mass. play-

off games last week, he had won nine games, lost one. He struck out 65 in 51 innings and had an enviable ERA of only 1.23. At bat, he collected 23 hits, including six doubles for an average of .395 and drove in 15 runs. Others on the all star team are Steve Marshalek, Dartmouth, first base; Mike Lajoie, New Bedford, second base; Ramon Rivera, Dartmouth, third base; Marc Beaulieu, Old Rochester, shortstop; Paul Fluegel, Old Rochester, Ken Souza, Fairhaven, and Stan Matthews, Apponequet, outfield; Marc Correira, New Bedford, and Peter Simmons, Dartmouth, catchers; Paul Donegan, Apponequet, reserve second-baseman; Steve Villeneuve, Wareham, reserve pitcher/shortstop; and George Regis, New Bedford Voke Tech, reserve shortstop.

Seekonk's Sincero Breaks Record Joanne Sincero, of Seekonk High, set a new record of 5:07.8 for the one mile run in the New England girls' track meet in Smithfield, R.I. last Saturday. The old record was 5:11. As a team, Seekonk tied with Bourne and five other schools for 11th place with 10 points each. With six points DennisYarmouth tied with six other schools for 27th place.

:In the New England boys' track meet at IBrown University in Providence, also last Saturday, Mansfield tied for 21st place, Somerset for 69th. Somerset's Bill Robitaille ran the 880 in 2:00.3 for a sixth-place finish, Bill Sousa, of Fansfield, was second in the high jump, 6 feet 6 inches, and Tom Cassola of Dartmouth, with a throw of 185 feet four inches took fifth place in the javelin.

Connolly Establishes Hall of Fame Bishop Connolly High School has established its own Sports Hall of Fame. Its first inductees are John Mitchell '71, Paul Krupa '72, Rick Connors '72 and Brad Raymond '74, who received certificates of admission to the Hall at the school's annual awards dinner. Until recently Mitchell held major basketball scoring records at the school; Connors was named to several all-scholastic baseball teams in 1971 and 1972. Krupa was the state's discus champion in 1972; and Raymond captained th~ school's first hockey team, wmner of the Taunton Silver City Hockey Tournament' and quarter-finalist in state competition. Others honored at the dinner were: Bill Shea, athelete of the year, most valuable player in basketball and cross-country; MVPs: Bob Powers, golf; Mike McGuill, tennis; Brooks Hawkins, track; Steve Kitchen, soccer; Charles Stranick, hockey. Mike Shea received the Peter Machado Memorial Award and St.an Kupiec, basketball coach, was named coach of the year. Special awards were presented to Brian Prenda, hockey captain, an\i to Lisa Vasconcellos co-captaJn of the cheerleaders. ' Broth~r Daniel Caron, F.I.C., the school's atheletic director for

the past four years and now principal of Mount Assumption School in Plattsburgh, N.Y. was the recipient of several gifts. It was also announced that Rev. Arthur Pare, S.J., soccer coach the past four years, will be on sabbatical leave for the next year. No announcement was made regarding his replacement. The Bristol County CYO Baseball League opened its second season with a doubleheader at Chew Memorial Park Fall River, last Sunday night: It concludes its first week of play tonight with another twin bill starting at six o'clock and featuring Central vs. South, Somerset vs. Maplewood.

tv, movie news Symbols following film reviews indicate both general and Catholic Film Office ratings, which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for general viewing; PG-parental guidance suggested; R"":'restricted, unsuitable for children or younger teens. Catholic ratings: Al-approved for children and adults; A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3-approved for adults only; B-objectionable in part for everyone; A4-separate classification (given to films not morally offensive which, however, require some analysis and explanation); C-condemned, New Films "Newsfront" (New Yorker), a tribute to the vanished newsreel cameramen, is an Australian film which traces the lives of a veteran cameraman (Bill Hunter) and his new assistant (Chris Haywood). The Australian and world, scene of the 40s and 50s is woven into the narration, adding up to an appealing glimpse into a colorful era gone forever. However, tensions surrounding the hero's marriage, the love affairs that occur and the unsympathetic treatment of Catholic elements make this mature viewing fare. Pg, A3 "Crimebusters" (United Art· ists), an Italian-made film shot in Florida, is about two tough guys, played by Bud Spencer and Terrence Hill. They spend most of their time beating up gansters and other antisocial types, first as freelance operators, then as policeman. A Bugs ,Bunny cartoon would be funnier and more sophisticated than this exercise in inanity. There is a good deal of violence. PG, A3 On TV "The Man Who Loved Bears," 7·8 p.m., Sunday, June 17 (ABC): Naturalist Marty Stouffer raises a female grizzly bear cub to prividea mate for a solitary male he had found in the Colorado mountains. He hopes thus to re-establish the animal in an area where it had previously reigned supreme. What the film lacks in slick nature photography it makes up for by helping us understand why people must respect and preserve the wildeme.ss instead of exploiting it. Narrated by Henry Fonda, this

is a worthwhile experience to be shared by the family. Sunday, June 17, 6-7 p.m. (PBS) "The Advocates." In a unique format combining courtroom confrontation with .balanced debate, this program considers the pros and cons of the question, "Should We Support the SALT Treaty?" Saturday, June 23, 1:30-2 p.m. (CBS) "Saturday Film Festival." An ll-year-old girl learns to trust her father's love in "The Promise," and a young boy discovers the importance of human integrity in "The Secret," two short films by Paulist Productions. Sunday, June 17 - "For Our Times" (CBS) "Death Education and Funeral Planning" (working title). A documentary exploration of recent advances in the counseling of the terminally ill and their families in confrontin~ the experience of death. Segments of the program involve interviews with patients as well as experts, clerical and lay, in this expanding field of research. Check local listings for time. Films on TV Sunday June 17,9 p.m. (ABC) - '~Harry and Tonto" (1974) Art Carney, in an Oscar-winning performance, plays a retired school teacher who becomes a pilgrim in a journey across America, accompanied by his cat, Tonto. It's a heartwarming film even though it contains many vulgarisms which make it questionable fare for younger viewers. A3 Saturday, June 23, 9 p.m. (CBS) - "Save the Tiger" (1972) - Jack Lemmon stars in this too-slick, sentimental story of a middle-aged executive facing a financial crisis which plunges him into despair. The subject and treatment make this a film for mature viewers. A3 On Radio Sunday, June 17 - "GuidelIne" (NBC) begins a series on Hispanic impact on American society and the U.S. church. Moises Sandoval, a Mexican-American and editor of Maryknoll Magazine, who recently completed a study of these subjects for the U.S. bishops, discusses the diversity of U.S. Hispanics. Check local listings for time.

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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, TAUNTON The Women's Guild has donated $150 towards purchase of new cassocks for the Knights of the Altar. ' ST. MARK, ATTLEBORO FALLS

COUNCIL 86, FALL RIVER K OF C Knight of the Year, Christopher and Grand Knight's awards are to be J>resented Saturday, June '23 at the annual awards night program to be held at the Council Home. Additionally three scholarships to Catholic high schools will be presented.

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The parish community will celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi this Sunday as a day of Eucharistic devotion in its "upper room" church on Acushnet Avenue. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from noon until 5 p.m., a holy hour will follow at 6 and a solemn outdoor procession to four altars being prepared by various parish groups will begin at 7. Evening prayer and Benediction will close the observance, to which aU are invited. Refreshments will follow.

New Women's Guild officers are Ellen Belt, president; Gail Heap, vice-president; Mae Sou~ SS. PETER AND PAUL, za, secretary; G~rt McCue, FALL RIVER treasurer. They were installed Parish bingo workers will be , by Mrs. Jane Sellmayer, district guests at a thank-you party coupcil president. Saturday at 8 p.m. in Father ST. STANISLAUS, Coady Center. FALL RIVER Anyone with wooden puzzles, A solemn Corpus Christi pro- blocks, beads or toys they' cesion will follow 10:30 a.m. would like to donate for the Mass on Sunday, concluding with kindergarten starting in SepBenediction at the altar of Our tember is asked to leave them Lady of Czestochowa. at the school or church. ST. JOHN OF GOD, There is room for 20 people SOMERSET on a bus tour of Montreal, Oct. The Women's Guild executive 19, 20 and 21, to be sponsored board will meet at 7:30 p.m. by the Women's Club. Mrs. MarWednesday in the rectory meet- garet O'Neil is taking reservations, ing room.

HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER In observance of the feast of Corpus Christi, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed Sunday following 11:15 a.m. Mass until 7 p.m., when Benediction will be celebrated. Also on Sunday, the monthly intercessory prayer service will be held at 2 p.m. in the church. Two trips to Tanglewood and one to a Boston Pops concert in Symphony Hall, Boston, are planned for the summer. Further information is available at the rectory. SACRED HEAltT, FALL RIVER New Women's Guild officers are Ginger Carey, president; Jackie' Serra, vice-president; Fern White, secretary; Barbara Nedderman, treasurer. A board meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the parish center. - The TACT youth group will hold an end-of-school cookout from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 22. Those wishing to attend should contact Michael Cote. Senior citizens will sponsor a ,bus trip to Galilee, including a luncheon, Tuesday, July 17.

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ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER A Little League game between Boxers and Beagles will be played at 6 tonight. A Fellowship meeting will be held in the school cafeteria at 7:30 p.m. A parent-teen dance is alted for 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the school auditorium. Thirty-eight students graduated from the 8th grade of the parish school at ceremonies held in the church. St. Anne Credit Union outstanding citizenship awards went to Beth Ann Remy and Steven M. Belanger; while similar awards from the Home and school Association went to Paul Audet, Roger Lambert, Michael Vincelette, Eileen Binette, Lorna Moniz, Robert Chaunt, Donald Sampson, Brian Franco. Home and School scholarships awards were merited by Roger Petrin and Robert Leclair. A special award to the parishioner-student outstanding in scholastic achievement and leadership went to Timothy Harrington. TAIZE WEEKEND, BAYSHORE, N.Y. St. Patr-ick's Church, Bayshore, Long 'Island will hold a "weekend of hope" June 22 and 23, directed by members of the international eucumenical community of Taize, France. Information is available from Peter Barnett, St. Patrick's Church, 9 North Clinton Ave., Bayshore, N.Y. 11706, telephone 516-6654914.

ST. WlLUAM, FALL RIVER New Women's Guild officers are Mrs. Mary Batchelder, president; Mrs. Mary Williams, vicepresident; Mrs. Louise Viveiros, treasurer; Mrs. Alma Levesque, secretary. Father William Shovelton, pastor and guild moderator installed the leaders at recent ceremonies at which he and Father David Belliveau, SJ, associate pastor, spoke. Mrs. Doris Larue was in charge of arrangements.

ucators from aU the dioceses of New England. Main speakers were Sister Mariella Frye, coordinator for implell\entation of the directory, and Rev. Robert Stanmschror, executive secretary of the National Conference of Diocesan Directors. The program included an overview of the directory and a synopsis of each of its 11 chapters, highlighting key elements. Panelists also discussed the directory and a question session was open to all delegates. Copies of the new directory are available at the bookstore of the diocesan education office, together with related catechetical materials.

Condemnation VATICAN CITY «NC)-For the first time in several years, the Vatican's Doctrinal Congregation has publicly condemned a theologian's teachings. In a declaration issued in early April the congregation said the book, "Quand Je Dis Deu" (When I Say God) by Dominican Father Jacques Pohier contains affirmations on the Resurrection and the afterlife "manifestly not in conformity with revelation and the magisterium." . On the same day Pope John Paul II took occasion to declare that the church needs "priests who build up and do not tear down when teaching faith and morals." He was speaking to students from Rome's pontifical schools.

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