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Schools' failure to teach values rapped

"National disgrace" say Catholics, Jews WASHINGTON (CNS) - In an unprecedented joint statement Catholic and Jewish religious leaders have declared that U.S. public education is "cheating our children" by failing to teach the "core moral values" of society. They called the lack of education in basic values a "national disgrace." "By deliberately excluding these shared moral values from the curriculum, the educational system actually undermines them," said the statement. "It is all too easy for children to assume that information not taught in school cannot be very important." The leaders, who form a national Catholic-Jewish consultation group, said that values not being taught, "like honesty, compassion, integrity, tolerance, loyalty and belief in human worth and dignity," are not just religious but an essential part of "the civic fabric of our society. They are the underpinnings of our lives." , The statement was issued June 19 by the Interreligious Affairs Committee of the Synagogue Council of America and the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs ofthe National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The joint consultation group of the two organizations consists of 12 bishops representing the NCCB and 27 Jewish leaders, 26 of them rabbis, representing the synagogue council, with assistance from co~­ sultants and staff members of theIr organizations. The New York-based synagogue council speaks for and coordinates policies of the national rabbinical lay synagogal organizations of the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform branches of U.S. Judaism. The consultation is cochaired by Baltimore Archbishop Willjam H. Keeler, NCCB episcopal moderator for Catholic-Jewish relations, and by Rabbi Jack Bemporad, chairman of the synagogue council's Interreligious Affairs Committee and rabbi of Temple Israel in Lawr~nce, N.Y. In ajoint press release the chairmen said, "This is the first time that such a joint statement has been issued by both of our two religious organizations which reflects a major cooperative effort in addressing a prime problem affecting our entire American society." The consultation group said that "a growing reluctance to teach Turn to Page 13

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Retirement, pastorates, leave announced by bishop "Cautious optimism" on 84001 fate

By Michael J. Healey Special from The Pilot of Boston Pro-life lobbyists had cause for cautious optimism June 12 when the Massachusetts Legislature voted by a 99-84 margin to recess a constitutional convention until June 27. The convention - ajoint session of the two houses of the Legislature - will decide the fate of H400 I, a pro-abortion constitutional amendment, among a list of 19 other items on the calendar. The June 12 vote marked a significant shift of support from the previous day, Monday June II, during which pro-abortion legislators defeated a similar motion to recess by a 103-88 margin. It also showed that "as long as we keep educating legislators [as to the scope of the amendment], they keep coming our way," said Gerald D. D' Avolio, executive director of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference. "The fact that the convention's been put off is to our benefit. It will give us time to work on those legislators who are having some very serious questions about how

Eight diocesan priests are affected by changes announced this week by Bishop Daniel A; Cronin. Five priests will assume new pastorates, one is going on sabbatical leave and one will become a temporary administrator. There is also one retirement.

bad this amendment really is," he said. D'Avolio, the chief lobbyist for the four Catholic dioceses of Massachusetts, called H400 I "horrendous." It "goes way beyond Roe Retilrement v. Wade: it's literally abortion-onBishop Danid A. Cronin has demand through the ninth month accepted the n~quest of Father of pregnancy," he said. James P. Dalzell to resign for reaArlene Champoux, iegisiatlve sons of health fJrOm the pastorate director for Massachusetts Citizens ofSt. Joseph's, Woods Hole, effecfor Life (MCFL), the leading pro- tive July II. life lobby in the Bay State, termed A native of Boston, Father Dalthe Tuesday vote "a major step to zall prepared for the priesthood at a pro-life victory." But, she quickly St. Mary's Seminary, Techny, IlL, cautioned, "we fully realize it's and was ordained in Techny by the only the first step on the ladder." late Archbishop William D. Champoux said that the vote O'Brien on April 23, 1949. turnabout indicated that "some After serving ,as parochial vicar people who normally aren't with at St. Francis Xavier parish in us are beginning to change as they Metairie, La., he: came to the Fall realize how extreme the bill is." River diocese in 1957 and was paroH4001 - an "Initiative Amend- chial vicar at St. Kilian parish, ment to the Constitution Prohibit-· New Bedford; Sit. Francis Xavier, ing Government from Interfering Hyannis; and St. Patrick, Fall with Personal Reproductive Deci- River. . sions" - allows each woman "the He has been pastor of Our Lady right to choose or refuse abortion of the Isle parish, Nantucket, and during the first 24 weeks of her St. Mary's, Norton. He assumed pregnancy or at any time to prothe Woods Hole pastorate in 1977. Turn to Page 13 In the past he served as chaplain

for the Cape Cod Community College Newman Club. Pastoral Assignments Effective on June 27, Father Michael R. Nagle will become pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, Taunton, and Father John J .. Steakem, pastor at Immaculate Con,. ception since 1983, will become .pastor at St. Mary's parish, Norton. Ordained in 1972, Father Nagle served as parochial vicar at St. John the Baptist, New Bedford; St. Mary's, Taunton; St. Peter's,

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Provincetown; and St. Margaret's, Buzzards Bay. He served in pastoral ministry at Morton, Hospital, Taunton, from 1981 to 1985, when he was appointed chaplain at Cape Cod Hospital. Most recently he has been engaged in graduate study in'Boston. Father Steakem was ordained in 1960 and served as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception parish, North Easton; St. Kilian, New Bedford; and St. Julie, North Dartmouth. He was administrator of St. Rita parish, Marion, before becoming pastor at Immaculate Conception, Taunton. , He was chaplain at Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, in 1963 and 1964 and later was a faculty member at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth. While in New Bedford he was cochairman of th-e area CCD board and he has also been a member of the diocesan personnel board. He was director of Taunton Catholic Cemeteries for three years and was assistant director for the Taunton Area Catholic Charities Appeal in 1988 and 1989. Four other priests will be affected Turn to Page Three


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BROOKLYN BISHOP Thomas V. Daily (center) and New York Auxiliary Bishop Austin Vaughan (right) pray at Qu~ens abortion clinic. (CNS photo)

Bishop Daily leads prayer at abortion clinic . BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) Saying he hoped to change the hearts of clients and employees, Brooklyn Bishop Thomas V. Daily prayed in front of a Queens abortion clinic and later refused a dialogue with its founder because "the issue is not debatable." Making good on one of his earliest pledges after being named to head the Brooklyn Diocese, the bishop led about 700 persons, including New York Auxiliary Bishop Austin B. Vaughan, in saying 15 decades of the rosary out- . side the Choices clinic where 15,000 abortions are performed each year. The prayer vigil June 9 was part of a regular Saturday morning anti-abortion action at the clinic by Helpers of God's Precious Infants, a group that offers alternatives to mothers thinking about abortion. Merle Hoffman, founder of the clinic, who called for a dialogue with the bishop on abortion, said, "Bishop Daily has chosen to make his debut into the world of New York abortion politics by leading a prayer vigil at Choices." Later, at a press conference, the bishop said abortion was not debatable but a simple matter of life and death. Mrs. Hoffm'an stood about 15 feet from the bishop during the vigil, staring at him, while three police officers stood between them. ' Bishop Daily said Feb. 20, the day he was appointed Brooklyn's bishop, that he would consider leading prayers at abortion clinics as he had done seven times while head ofthe Diocese of Palm Beach, Fla. Bishop Vaughan won nationwide attention in January when he said New York Gov. Mario Cuomo "seriously risks going to hell" for his stands on abortion. . Some 25 protesters rallied about 50 feet from the prayer group, chanting pro-abortion slogans and shouting personal insults, mostly

at Bishop Daily, who kept his eyes down in prayer. The prayer group sang refrains such as "Spirit Hear Us, Save the " Babies." Pro-abortionists shouted, "Keep Your Rosaries Off Our Ovaries" and "Not the Church, Not the State, Women Will Decide Their Fate." "One Hail Mary can turn the world around," Bishop Daily said later. "Once you introduce God in there, it's a different picture." Bishop Daily insisted his action was not a demonstration but a "rosary vigil, a time of prayer." He said he hoped to pray at least once a month where abortions are performed through the end of the year. He said his presence was not necessary for such vigils. "I hope the people see how easy it is," he said. When told that the director of Choices said no woman had cancelled her appointment that day, the bishop said, "I feel badly about that. Someone got killed in there today. It's an absolute tragedy." The prayer vigil began with Mass at Our LadY of the Angelus, about a five-minute walk fr'om the clinic. Asked whether he favored the U.S. bishops' decision to hire a public relations firm to promote their pro-life message, Bishop Daily replied, "Why not? It's a, questio~ of education. Why would the church be precluded from using the sciences - that is, if we can go that way. It is expensive, you know." . The bishops plan a campaign lasting three to five years at a cost of between $3 million and $5 million.

Perception "Our senses can grasp nothing that is extreme; too much noise deafens us; too much light blinds us; too far or too near prevents us from seeing." - Blaise Pascal

By Pat McGowan with CNS reports Equitable and caring medical and nursing services were the focus of concurrent meetings of health ca,re professionals held earlier this month in New York and Washington. In New York 540 persons from 34 countries attended the 14th world congress of the International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-Social Assistants (CICIAMS), which held its first-ever U.S. meeting June 10 to 15. The congress theme was Health Care and Spiritual Values in a Changing World. In Washington, some 850 providers attended the 75th annual Catholic Health Assembly sponsored by the Catholic Health Association June 10 to 13 with the theme Making Room in the Marketplace. In New York Betty Novacek, president of the Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses, said 12 diocesans were at the CICIAMS parley. The international group's goal is to unite nursing skills in accordance with Christian principles. Congress speakers included nurses from South Korea, Spain, Germany, Ivory Coast, Switzerland, Portugal, Mexico and Japan. Mrs. Novacek said that during the congress diocesan nurses hosted a party for other American delegates at which it was decided that the United States would rejoin CICIAMS. The U.S. was previously among member nations but in recent years only individuals have held memberships, which do not carry voting privileges. . Nevertheless, U.S. participants sported red, white and blue attire and carried flags at congress ceremonies. The national displays are a CICIAMS tradition, explained Mrs. Novacek. Keynote speaker for the meeting was Sister of Charity Rosemary Donley, executive vice president of Catholic University, Washington, D.C., and former dean of the university's nursing school. "The American health care sys-

tem is blemished by concerns about of American health care providers - chiefly hospitals, public and quality of care, inadequate meaprivate clinics and physicians" surement of good care outcomes, a almost everyone in a life-threatenserious nursing shortage, limited ing state will get care within a "reapublic accountability of health prosonably short period," she said, fessionals, escalating costs and sigbut they might have to stan'd in nificant loss of trust," she said. She noted that passage of Medi- line. care introduced more money into Saying the situation "has gotten the system and brought on "the , out of hand clinically, financially medical-industrial complex" with and morally," Ms. Friedman sugits technology that made it diffi- gested that before a national debate cult for nurses to get close to their over universal health coverage ends, patients. "we will learn how much w,e are Msgr. James P. Cassidy, New already spending on indigent care, York archdiocesan coordinator of which will blunt the argument that AIDS ministry, told the congress we can't afford universal coverage." that the church ought to be leading Auxiliary Bishop Joseph M. Sullin the care of AIDS patients. ivan of. Brooklyn, N.Y., a panel Sister Liliane Juchil, a member member and new board chairman of the Barmherzige Sisters of the of the Catholic Health AssociaHoly Cross oflngenbohl, Switzertion, said that "there's no social land, said that nurses were in danger contract that says health care is a of becoming servants of "the techright," but that society should recnical apparatus," not having time ognize "that inherent in a person is or energy for listening to and coma right to basics of society" forting patients. food, shelter, ajob and basic health She called for an end to "dehu- care. manization of the patient," saying Oregon's new 'system to ration nurses should keep their focus on health care was explained by its charity and human care. architect, Dr. John Kitzhaber, a 'practicingphysician and president In Washington Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert of the Oregon Senate. He said it F. Weakland told the health pro- was an attempt to "develop a way fessionals meeting in Washington to make decisions on health care that Gospel values and not free- allocation" by ranking - via market strategies must guide computer - medical'procedures decision-making when "37 million and balancing their costs against citizens do not have access to the how many people would benefit. Charles Dougherty, director of system." Hospitals, he said, "must per- Creighton University's Center for form charitable works," but the Health Policy and Ethics In Omaha, causes of poverty and the lack of Neb., criticized the Oregon plan, access to health care are "intimately saying it did not address administrative waste, did nothing about connected." Because of lack of medical care hospital "overbedding" and the choices, market solutions ultimate- oversupply of doctors, and did not ly will fail, Archbishop Weakland reduce unnecessary medical procesaid, adding he hoped the church dures. Robert B. Johnson, executive could be "courageous enough" to invite government and business director 'of the Grady Memorial leaders, hospital administrators and Hospital in Atlanta, told another doctors to "sit at a common table" session that blacks and Hispanics to debate the issues ,facing health were dying unnecessarily because of a lack of access to health care. care. Sixty thousand excess deaths Emily Friedman, a health policy analyst, said that lack of insurance among minorities, a "stadium full" coverage did not mean necessarily of people, occurred each year, according to a 1985 study, he said, a lack of access to health care. "Thanks to the generosity, con- and the situation has deteriorated science or tax-status nervousness since then.

':c ATTIRED IN the national colors of red, white and blue and representing'the Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses at the 14th World Congress of Catholic ,nurses and medico-social assistants are from left, standing, Betty Novacek, Sister Rachael LaFrance, SCQ, Irene Dabrowski, Betty Wertenberger, Mary Richards, Lillian Tomkiewicz, Sister Theresa Bergeron, SCQ, Joan Morin; seated, Delores Santos, Jacqueline McGarty, Michael Santos, Theresa Bastille, Marylee Meehan.


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Changes announced taught and was chaplain at Bishop Stang High School, was New Bedford area CYO director and chaplain of the New Bedford nurses' , guild, and was active in the New Bedford pre-Cana program. Father Jay T. Maddock, JCL, judicial vicar of the diocesan marriage tribunal, has been named temporary administrator at Our Lady of Fatima parish, Swa~sea. Ordained in 1975, he was parochia'! vicar at Sacred Heart parish, Taunton, before studying in Rome for a canon law licentiate, which he was awarded in 1977. Back in Fall River, he was named parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception parish and in 1980 to over- . see daily operation of the marriage tribunal while in residence at St. William's, Fall River. He was named vice-officialis in 1986 and judicial vicar in 1989. " Sabbatical Leave Father Robert C. Donovan, pastor at St. Joseph's parish, North Dighton, for the past year, will go on sabbatical leave beginning July

Continued from Page One by changes which become effective on July II. . Father Richard W. Beaulieu, parochial vicar at St. Louis de France parish, Swansea, since 1982, will become pastor at St. Patrick's parish, Fall River, while remaining diocesan director of education, a post he has held since 1985. Ordained in 1971, he served as associate pastor at St. Jacques, Taunton, and was pri,ncipal of Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, from 1977 to 1981. He then completed his doctorate at Boston College before being assigned to St. Louis de France. In the past he has served as vocations coordinator for the Taunton area, vice-president of the priests' senate and moderator ofthe Taunton Serra Club. Father John P. Cronin, presently pastor of Our Lady of Fatima parish, Swansea, will become pastor at St. Joseph's parish, North Dighton. He was ordained in 1957 and served at St. Patrick's parish, Fall River, until 1962. He was then appointed director at St. Vincent's Home and Camp, diocesan director of radio activities, juvenile court chaplain in Fall River and administrator of St. Bernard's parish, Assonet. In 1966 he earned a master's degree in social work at Boston College. Subsequently he served atsi Joseph's parish, Taunton, before being named to his present pastorate in 1977. , Father William W. Norton, now pastor at St. Patrick's parish, Fall River, will become pastor at St. Joseph's, Woods Hole. Ordained in 1967, he was parochial vicar at St. Kilian's, Holy Name, and St. Mary's parishes, all in New Bedford, and at St. Patrick's, Wareham. He was parochial vicar at St. Patrick's, Fall River, before becoming pastor there in 1985. In other diocesan activities, he

Financing pays off

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OFFICIAL Retirement Bishop Daniel A.Cronin has acc::epted the request Of Reveret!d; . · James P. Dalzell to resign for reasons of health from the pastor;l~~ . of Saint Joseph's P;lrishin Woods Hole, to be effective Ju!y 111;<'.

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ROME (CNS) - The Italian church appears to have survived a risky transition to "self-financing" through a tax checkoff system and will probably have millions of dollars to spare. Initial surveys show that Italians have overwhelmingly chosen the Catholic Church as beneficiary of a 0.8 percent share of income tax revenues. The main alternative was giving it to the Italian government for charity work - a fact that might have much to do with the church's success. "I signed for the church because the other choice was to sign for the state, and I trust the politicians less than the priests," explained one Turin taxpayer, who described' himself as someone who goes to church "for funerals and marriages."

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:. Pastora"Assignm~nts' Reverend Michael R. Nagle (rorn~abbatiClll Immaculate ConCeption Parish in t~unton. . '. Reverend JohnJ. Steakem fronliPaslor·()f Immaquf ••.. . . Conception Parish in Taunton to Pastor of Saint Mary's Pariship Norton. . ·.·.':;;»t Effective June 1" 1990 , Reverend Richard W.Beaulieu frotrtParochiil Vi~at aFS~ffiti' Louis d~ France Parish in S\yansea toPast9r o(Saip;t P~~ri9~t~>. Parish in Fan'River while remaining Diocesan Direetorf Education. . Reverend John P. Cronin from 'pastor of Our Lady of Eati~.\l Parish in Swansea toPastor:~f S~int Joseph's PariSll in'NQt~~'i Dighton. .... .... •. Pi . . i(i', Reverend Williani·W. Norton from Pastor of Saint Pattick.~~<·· Parish in Fall River to Pastor of Sllint Jos~ph's ~arish in WOQqll.\. Hole. .' / ... . .". . '... ' ...../' ··'·'i!:···· Reverend Jay T. Maddock, temporary Administrator of OQ!'.;', Lady of Fatima Parish in Swansea. EffeetiveJuly 11, 1990 Sabbatical Leave. .. Reverend Robert C. Donovan from Pastor of Saint Joseph's Parish in North Dighton to sabbatical #fective J~Iy II, 1920.

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ARCHBISHOP ADAM J. Maida hugs his mother following his installation as the new archbishop of Detroit last week. He replaces Cardinal Edmund C. Szoka, who has taken a Vatican post. (CNS/UPI photo)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) Understanding religious beliefs and practices of others is necessary for resolving conflict and increasing mutual respect, says Pope John Paul II. Modern life has created situations where "peoples who previously would never have met or known,one another must now discover how to build a harmonious and peaceful life in societies that are racially, ethnically, linguistically and religiously pluralistic," the pope said. He discussed the importance of relations with members of nonChristian religions during an address to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialog. Interreligious dialog can help "make God's name and his will known, loved and lived throughout the world," he said, adding that cooperation is also helpful when addressing social issues. All who believe in God promote "human rights and responsibilities; ways to support the struggle ofthe poor, the hungry, the sick and the homeless for a dignified life; preservation of God's creation, his original gift to humanity; the search for peace; the call to justice," he said.

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the moorins.-, Bigotry: A Lifeless Fallout Across the land, there is a growing wave of prejudice that presages riots, marches and demonstrations. The situation was. noted by President Bush as he signed into law the Hate Crimes Statistics Act. This new legislation mandates that the federal government record acts of violence stemming from religious, ethnic or racial prejudice. Just the fact that new laws are needed to control increasingly violent expressions of bias and prejudice should indicate that we as a people have a r~al problem on our hands. What makes the issue so alarming is that most of the new violence is engineered by hatemongers in their early twenties. No longer is it a case of elderly red necks running around in white sheets burning crosses. Rather, it is an even more intense loathing bursting out in despicable acts of brute warfare. Many analysts see growing intolerance among young people, enhanced by the increased permissiveness that permeates so many levels of our social order. Today's bigoted youths are more entrenched in their crassness, more overt and violent in their actions. In an atmosphere where anything goes, where freedom becomes license, is it any wonder that people and especially young people act out their feelings without restraint or responsibility. It was once thought that prejudice would disappear as more enlightened, better-educated young citizens replaced aging bigots. That has not been the case. In fact, college campuses throughout the land are hotbeds of fanatics. Outbursts are no longer directed only at blacks or Jews. There is a potpourri of prejudice: Hispanics, whites, blacks, Asians are at each other's throats. Blacks attacking Koreans, Arabs assaulting blacks, Hispanics· fighting whites flash across our television screens. As newcomers land on our shores to seek the American dream, many find themselves instead in a nightmare world. The problems generated by fanatics are not solely racial. Religious bigotry is also on the rise. New York City, for example, has reported a 30 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents. Many mosques in the United States have been the target of vandalism. And the Catholic League for Civil Rights reports Catholic-bashing to be on tJIe rise,. especially in the media; while the recent sacrilegious actions of gay activists in New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral provide another example of hostility against religion. It is difficult for us as church to contain anti-Catholic activity and sentiment when they are given tacit support by national media that are far from objective in their reporting of, for instance, the pro-life issue. As a nation, this country has rejected the principle of respect for life from conception to the grave. This attitude has been seen as a major cause of the merciless slayings daily logged by our police forces. After all, when a people declares that unborn life is legally disposable, why should there be surprise that the quality of all life is diminished? Some might say that this is a long leap oflogic. However, the facts speak for themselves. We have made life cheap, not just in the womb, but in our streets, neighborhoods and eve~ homes. The results are obvious. No one cares.' Get what you want, do as you want and don't let anyone get in your way. As we continue to harvest the bitter fruit of t~e '~my way" philosophy, let's notl~e surprised at the outcome of our refusal to be morally accountable and eth!cally responsible: . 'rhe Editor

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"His children shall be oppressed with want." Job. 20:10

AIDS, crack engulf foster care puted the report's projection of a WASHINGTON (CNS) Homelessness, AIDS and crack 73 percent incre~se in out-of-home cocaine are overwhelming child placements for 'children over the welfare services nationwide, and next five years. They said a nationthe number of children in foster wide survey was needed. The report blamed states for care, juvenile detention centers and mental health facilities could jump some of the problems in the sysfrom the current 500,000 to 840,000 tem, saying four different General by 1995, according to a new con- Accounting Office reports have shown states have failed to implegressional report. "It's shocking but it's realistic," ment procedures and protections said Father John Smyth, director established by the federal govern' of Maryville Academy, Des Plaines, ment to protect children. The report said judges, probaIll., the largest child care agency in Illinois. The state provides 75 per- tion officers and social service cent of Maryville's $14 million workers are being overwhelmed annual budget to operate its five by the volume of children they shelters. Father Smyth commented must handle. Committee chairman in a telephone interview with Cath- Miller said some children are left in life-threaterting or personalityolic News Service. Federal funding for major chil- damaging environments for months dren's services has not kept pace and even years before services are with the increase, especially for provided to improve their lives. . those services designed to keep The congressional report said children in their homes, said the its survey of II large states, includ227-page report prepared by the ing California, Florida, PennsylHouse Select Committee on Chil- vania, Missouri and North Cardren, Youth and Families. olina, showed that reports of For example, the number of abused' or neglected children rose children in mental health facilities 82 percent to 2.2 million between soared 60 :percent between 1983 1981 and 1988. and 1986, the report said. Mean- - Father Smyth. said about 80 while, federal. funding for mental percent of the children in his shelhealth services stood at $503 mil- ters rhave been abused by parents lion in fiscal 1989, $17 milliop.less who abuse drugs and alcohol. Chilthan federal funding in 1981,. it dren who are physically or sexusaid.' . ally abused require intensive coun"It means we are devastating seling, .which considerably raises hundreds of thousands of chi1- the cost for child welfare agencies, dren," Rep. George 'Miller, D- Father Smyth said. Calif., chairman of the committee, said in a statement. "The net result is that 'more children are harmed by the system that is designed to protect them; a~d more kids are separated from their families while only minimal efforts are being Prayer for Mercy made to strengthen their families." ·Good Jesus, have mercy The Democratic majority of the on me according to your committee in December approved great mercy. Most merciful for government publication the report called '~No Place to Call . Jesus, by thine own most Home: Discarded Children in precious blood, wash away America." my sins and grant me eternal All II Republicans and one salvation. Amen. Democrat on the committee dis-

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"Every youth that comes in now needs counseling," Father Smyth said. "Before, it was not like that. It's a tragedy." "If we are going to have a war on drugs,leCs make it a real war ... then we' could. eliminate other problems like child abuse," Father 'Smyth said. "It's destroying the family unit." The number of children placed in foster care rose 23 percent between 1985 and 1988, a dramatic increase considering that between 1980 and 1985, the number of children in foster care had dropped 9 percent, the report said. Sister Kathleen Clark, founder of Casa de Los Ninos in Tucson, Ariz., said that as the number of children needing foster homes grows, the actual number offoster homes available decreases. The situation is compounded for older children because they are harder to place in foster homes, she said. Her privately funded shelter helps some 12,000 children yearly who are abused or in danger of being a bused. Sister Clark, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet; said the impact of drugs also has been felt by her shelter because the demand for homes for drug-exposed children has forced the shelter to start building 40 additional spaces for children needing more permanent housing.. Children exposed to drugs are much more difficult to care for because they. face ·a number of additional pro.blems, including months of drug withdrawal symptoms, hyperactivity, nervousness, learning difficulties aQd lifelong addiction, said Sister Clark. The number of babies born already exposed to drugs reached 375,000 in 1988, a number that has quadrupled in the last three years, the report said. . Acquired immune deficiency syndrome has had its effect on the growing ranks of "discarded children," the report said.


Dad-to-be notready for role

Dear Mary: Recently I found out that my grandson, 20 years old, is becoming a father. He is immature and his attitude shows no concern as to what his responsibilities are. Is it right for him not to marry this girl (whom he says he loves), to live with her at her mother's home and yet live at-his own home at times? Financially he is in a poor way. My daughter (his mother) is very upset because_ he wants to do what he wants to do. His dad, my son-in-law, is very upset also. I think he should get married and learn the responsibilities of a father. What do you advise? - Pa. As your letter illustrates, family problems involve not only the persons with the problem but -also most ofthe related family members. For this reason, one of the key questions in approaching such a problem is: whose problem is it? In this case the answer is obvious.

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Shotgun weddings are not acceptable. The church does not recognize pregnancy as an automatic reason to marry and will, in fact, examine motivation carefully. Should they decide to marry, parents and grandparents can assist by welcoming the new daughter and the child to come. Because they are young, parents might help them financially with a gift or a loan. The terms of the help should be clearly stated so that the money does not become a tool to By Dr. JAMES & control behavior. MARY KENNY Your daughter and son-in-law The problem belongs to the parents- might make' an effort to get better acquainted with the young womto-be. Two questions emerge: I) What an's parents so that the two sets of do the parents-to-be want? 2) How parents can coordinate their efforts can their parents and grandpar- to help the young couple. The new marriage has a better ents help? Your letter indicates that the chance of success if the young partners love each other. that they people can establish their own mayor may not marry, that she home and family. If they choose not to marry, be and the baby will live with her parents and that your grandson will glad that the young woman's pardrift back and forth between her ents are willing to support her and parents' home and his parents' her child. While you might hope that your home. grandson accepts his responsibilThis plan should enable all parity as father, the immediate task of ties to survive. It does little to raising the child falls to the mother. establish a new family. Your daughter and son-in-law Deciding whether to marry is the first issue. Only the two people might help by insisting that their involved can make this choice. son, the father, pay weekly child support and by encouraging the new mother to secure this arrangement legally. Should they not marry and but also welcomes couples from should the young woman choose other religious backgrounds. to give up the child for adoption, The initial weekend helps cou- support her. The choice is difficult ples with troubled marriages learn and generous. Whatever happens, the choices to communicate and to gain an awareness of themselves as indi- must be made by the parents inviduals and of their relationship. volved. As grandparents or greatThe post-weekends provide a sup- grandparents, you can provide a port group as couples discuss con- welcome to the child who, despite cepts- of the weekend plus new the problemli connected with its insights into conflict resolution, arrival, is a gift to your family and the importance of listening, and to the world. intimacy. Reader qUI~stions on family livCouples come to Retrouvaille ing or child Ciue to be answered in from all ages ana backgrounds. print are inviited by The Kennys, Some are separated or divorced 219 West Hanison, Suite 4, Rensbut want to try again. Many have selaer, Ind. 4'7978. struggled to stay together, sometimes with outside help, but more often not knowing where to turn. In the screening process for Retrouvaille, both husband and wife are asked individually and confidentially to indicate their desire to seek help for their marriage. Retrouvaille is presented by married couples and a priest. The program tries to have as leaders couples who have suffered serious disillusionment, pain and conflict in their own relationships. Hurting couples are invited to see how listening, forgiveness, communication, even fighting are healthy tools for building a stable relationship. Further information on registration may be obtained from the Office of Family Ministry, 500 Slocum Rd., North Dartmouth, tel. 999-6420.

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June 24 1907, Rev. Bernard F. McCahill, Pastor, SS. Peter & Paul, Fall River June 25 1941, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Louis A. Marchand, Pastor, St. Anthony, New Bedford 1960, Rev. Raymond J. Hamel, Chaplain, St. Joseph Orphanage, Fall River June 26 1931, Rev. Charles P. Gaboury, Pastor, Sacred Heart, New Bedford 1973, Rev. Msgr. Albert Berube, Pastor Emeritus, St. Anthony, New Bedford June 27 1863, Rev. John Corry, Founder, St. Mary, Taunton Founder, St. Mary, Fall River 1933, Rev. Dario Raposo, Pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes, Taunton 1980, Rev. Msgr. Thomas -F. Walsh, Pastor Emeritus, St. John the Evangelist, Attleboro 1984, Msgr. Bernard J. Fenton, Retired Pastor, St. Joseph, North Dighton June 18 1947, Rev. Thomas C. Gunning, Assistant, St. Lawrence New Bedford 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111

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FATHER EUGENE HEMRICK As Mikhail Gorbachev met with President Bush recently, a crowd of Lithuanians was conducting a rally in front of the Capitol in Washin~ton.

Not long ago, few Americans knew much about Lithuania, Lat,via and Estonia. But this is no longer true. Today the dramatic quest of these Baltic republics for

freedom from Soviet domination is known to the entire world. As I attempted to get closer to the speaker's stand at the rally, a young boy handed me a postcard. "It is free," he said. On it was the' gruesome picture of mutilated corps~s, political prisoners tortured to death by Russians in June 1941.' It was a reminder of the suffering implanted in the memories of the Lithuanian people. The back of the postcard bore a message which stated, "The Lithuanian people do not expect justice, revenge, reparations from the Soviet Union." What they ask, it said, is the return of their stolen liberty. . To pursue freedom while at the same time disavowing revenge is no small goal. I couldn't help but think it is the faith of this predom-

- to manufacture military trucks, inantly Catholic people that is for example. shaping their aspirations in this Bumper stickers were distributed, way - a faith that reveres reconciliation and ,eschews the sort of depicting a military tank circled in mentality to demand an eye for an red, with a forbidding red line across it. The slogan read, "No eye. tanks in Lithuania." Almost everyone at the rally , Women in traditional, festive held a Lithuanian flag with its yeldresses meandered through the low, green and red colors, and crowd. The richly woven colors most people were wearing com-' were a reminder of the joyful spirit memorative T-shirts. Again reLithuanians are known for. conciliation was a theme. One TAs the rally concluded, the crowd shirt depicted a large dove of peace, spontaneously broke into the song designed to reflect the people's "Lietura Brangi." "Its words are desire for separation from the similar to America the Beautiful," Soviets, but not total isolation. , a woman informed me. "They are Posters abounded at the rally. a reminder of the gentle rolling One said, "Sell rope to the Rus- hills, many forests, rivers and sians and they will hang you." streams, deep clear lakes that grace Many protested that Lithuania's Lithuania." industries 'were being usurped by After the rally, the people were the Soviets for wrongful purposGs to proceed to the Shrine of the

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Immaculate Conception in Washington to celebrate a Mass for Lithuania's freedom. Almost every time I visit the Capitol grounds in Washington I come across people rallying for freedom. I often tell myself to be careful not to get emotionally involved J>ecause there are so many just causes that demand attention. To become involved in all of them could stretch a person beyond human limits. But the Lithuanian rally touched me'deeply. The greater risk in this case would have been not to care. The faith of these people in particular made me want to take a closer- look at my faith, to reflect on God's gifts to me as an American and to off,er a prayer fot Lithuania the beautiful.

Afternoon snooze finally' gets respect it deserves By

DOLORES CURRAN

I feel exonerated. As a selfconfessed nap per who takes a lot of grief from my family for my three p. m. habit, I was delighted to read that the nap is finaily getting the respect it deserves. Recent researchers who had volunteers spend time in an underground chamber without Clocks or clues as to day or night found that they slept in two cycles:' A long session at night and a shorter period - an hour - during the day.

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FATHER JOHN J.

DIETZEN Q. For many years I have had a phobia about going to confession, along with several other phobias. I have undergone treatment for this but am still unable to receive this sacrament. Several years ago I had an extramarital affairâ&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ told my therapist about it, but cannot speak of it to anyone else no matter how hard I try. Because of my inability to confess this to a priest I have stopped going to church. My therapist be-

"It seems nature definitely intended that adults should nap in the middle of the day," said William Dement, a Stanford sleep disorder director. I agree. It's time to remove the stigma from the nap. When I can catch a solid hour of sleep from three to four, I awake refreshed and ready to face another seven or eight hours. Not all of us are so lucky, I realize. If my husband takes the nap, he awakes groggy and unrefreshed. It takes him a couple of hours to get going at full speed and then he has difficulty getting to sleep at night. I think part ofthe art of napping is practice. I fell into the habit when I was in college. I worked in a restaurant from 5 to 10 p.m., studied until I or 2 a.m. and had classes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To survive, I learned to fall' asleep quickly in the midst of dorm noise and awaken with a rush to get to work. When I followed this stage of my life with days of teaching at junior high, I came home from schoal and napped. When marriage and babies came, I napped when they did. So I am an accomplished napper. I fit well in siesta countries where they have the civilized practice of taking a nap after lunch. Dianne Hales, spokeswoman for the Better Sleep Council, thinks that napping is more a cultural habit than a biological need. "In countries like Greece, Italy and Spain, the idea of a nap is a tradition, a cultural given," she says. "In those places, people are given cultural approval to nap." What a wonderful thought. My family teases me about my

naps. When I can't take them, I fall into an open-eyed d'oze at meetings, during visits or in the car. As one who gives daylong workshops, I can pinpoint the nappers after lunch. They fight to keep their eyes open, they nod and laugh at appropriate time, but I know they are napping. I suspect they know I am, too. Althougli I keep teaching and moving, my pace and thought processes slow down. There are two kinds of nappers: those who admit to the practice and those who pretend. The latter develop sophisticated ruses for seeming to stay awake. But they catch five minutes here and there throughout the day without arOllsing suspicion. The ability to nap soundly is tied into the rest of the day's rhythm, of course. I am an early

riser and a morning thinker. So if I'm working on a creative assignment, my best hours are 6 to II a.m. After that, I either rewrite, work on desk mail, do housework, or take a walk. My thought processes pretty much shut down at 7 p.m. But I have a son who comes alive about II a.m. His best work is done from 10 p.m. until 2 or 3 a.m. That's when he wants to discuss exciting ideas. I hope he mar-, ries someone with the same rhythm or they'll never communicate. Which of us is right? Neither. We are different, that's all, and we respect each other's cycles. Still, when I read the research on the value of the nap to healthy thinking, I felt compelled to photocopy it and send it ~o my children as a justification of my habit. Vindication is sweet.

Handling a genuine inability to confess Iieves I am forgiven because of my disability. Am I? I want so much to be a part ofthe church again but I don't know if I have been forgiven by telling another person. Can. receive Communion again? (Indiana) A. We are obligated to confess any mortal sins in the sacrament of penance before receiving Communion unless it is just impossible to do so. There are different kinds of impossibility. One could be physical, for example: if no priest were available for confession during an unreasonably long period of time. Another would be one you appear to be experiencing. In your case, the impossibility is

not physical but emotional. I'm assuming, of course, that the information you give is accurate. You apparently are confident that your therapist is aware of the spiritual seriousness for you ofthe sacrament of penance, and that you are satisfied in your own mind that you suffer from a disorder that goes beyond the usual 'fear' of going to confession. If the above is true for you, as it appears to be, you would not be obligated to receive the sacrament of penance before Communion. "No one is obligated to do what is impossible," is a fundamental principle of moral theology. ,This seems to apply to you, since it is emotionally impossible for you to do what is required to receive this sacrament.

Express your sorrow to God as the past. Moses and the scriptures well and as honestly as you can, have told you one thing, he says, and get back to Mass and Com- now I tell you something new. munion. You have been away long This fulfillment of revelation enough. . 'exists, we believe, essentially in the Q. When we observe Sunday, person of Jesus.Christ himself. Thus, it is Jesus and the early the first day of the week as our day of worship, aren't we contradict- communities Of Christian believing the Ten Commandments? (Illi- ers we see reflected in the New Testament that bring biblical revelanois) tion to its climax and fulfillment. A. We are Christians. We be-' It is in this sense that holy scriplieve that the Bible portrays a long tures are the "norm" of faith for development of revelation, culmi- us, a norm which no genuine nating in the coming ofthe expected Christian belief can ever contraMessiah. In otherwords, we accept dict or deny. and 'understand Scripture in the ' , . Incidentally, the word "sabbath" context ofthe Christian fulfillment comes froll) the Hebrew word of all the past revelation of God. . "shabbat," which meanS rest, ceasJesus himself calls attention to this development 'often, contrasting his teaching with what God had reve.aled and commanded in

ing from activity. Contrary to popular belief, the "sabbath day" properly means a day of rest, not the seventh day.

Go against the grain: forgive and forget By

ANTOINETTE BOSCO

This week I had to listen to a relative express furious anger at another member of the family because of a trust betrayed. It seems she had told something in confidence to her sister and the information had become known to everyone.

Unquestionably, she had been treated unjustly by her sister, who should have respected her privacy. Yet, instead of trying to clear the air and heal the damage, she locked up her anger, declaring: "I'll never forgive her for this, nor will 1 forget it." Forgiving one who has hurt us is one of the hardest things to do, given our human nature. I remember when I was young' 'and in Catholic school, 1had a nun who continually taught us that we must forgive others. She made me focus on the words of the Lord when he said "turn the other cheek," forgive those who

hate you, do good to those who revile you. That was a hard.rock to swallow, and not at all American. In those days I used to go to the Saturday movies with the to-becontinued serial shows where we all rooted when the bad guys got their comeuppance. But back in schooll was getting another message, one that t<ame right from the Son of God, and it was scary. As if in full-blast stereo, 1 heard Jesus say moments before his death on the cross, "Father, forgive them." And one day I understood. He had taught us by his words and his life that to follow him - to be a

Christian - meant that we had to be,different. We had to give up the me-centered private life, where ego is .supreme, and take on the true self - the hard, hard task of following the son of God. Recently I read a book which gave me a great sense of joy, for it reminded me that to be a Catholic is to accept a life of challenge. Written by a priest and a layman, Franciscan Father Richard Rohr and theology professor Joseph Martos, it is titled "Why Be Catholic? Understanding our Experience and Tradition" (St. Anthony Messenger Press, $6.95). To be a Catholic means to live

within a community, to be connected to one another. The authors also remind us, because we share the Eucharist, of our mission to transform society with the love of God as our clout. And they tell us once again that to be a Catholic is an invitation from God to be personally holy. Like the saints, who understood this and said yes, it means to abandon ourselves (egos) and put others first. It's that tough call again, the one that goes against the grain: forgive and forget. I would hate to live in a world that never was given the challenge of this message.


Mercy nuns e.arn humanitarian honor LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Sisters of Mercy have been awarded the 1990 Humanitarian Award from Variety Clubs International, an organization of.show business people also known as The Children's Charity. The organization is dedicated to helping handicapped and underprivileged children and has worked with the order to cover heart surgery for more than 200 Mexican children through Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa. In announcing the honor, Variety Clubs International said the award is given annually and bighlights"worldwide citizens who have demonstrated their dedication to the cause of humanity and have devoted their lives to the better-

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Pope meets with Mandela VATICANCITY(CNS)-Pope John Paul II met with African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela and blessed the struggle for racial equality in South Africa. Mandela, on a major foreign tour following his release after 27 years in prison, urged the pope to support Western economic sanc~ tions against South Africa, which the African National Congress believes should not be lifted. The pope, while avoiding public remarks on the issue of sanctions, welcomed Mandela warmly and told him: "Thanks be to God that

political evolution in Soutb Africa" aimed at "progressively overcoming the system of apartheid." This evolution "should allow the establishment of a society founded on pacification and reconciliation among all the components of that nation, guaranteeing and respecting the fundamental rights of each of its citizens," the statement said. . The Vatican statement appeared to encourage further steps along the road taken by Soutb African President Frederick W. de Klerk, who freed Mandela and lifted tbe we can meet.... ban on the African National ConMandela later told reporters that gress in February. The congress the pope had not asked the con- and the government have since gress to renounce violence in its agreed to hold talks on tbe counstruggle against South Africa's try's political future. In tlis meetings with European white minority government. The two leaders talked privately leaders, Mandela has credited de for 25 minutes in the papal library Klerk with making a "good start," on June 15. Afterward, tbe pope but has cautioned that the reforms said he hoped Mandela's release will not in themselves bring about marked a new chapter in South tbe end of apartheid, South Africa's system of forced racial African affairs. . segregation. Mandela, a Methodist, addressed Vatican press spokesman J 08the pope as "our father." Address-· quin Navarro-Valls said the issue ing a respected individual with of economic sanctions was politithat or similar terms is common-in cal rather than ethical, and thereAfrican society. fore not a subject for papal proMandelasaid he had explained· nouncement. The pope, wben asked to the pope the African National about sanctions during a trip to Congress position that economic southern Africa in 1988, said he sanctions should be maintained in favored solutions that were "not order to pressure South Africa's imposed," but said he recognized white-minority governme'nt to that sanctions are sometimes mormake furiher reforms. That has ally defensible. been a theme of Mandela's tour through Europe. EDICTAt CITATION Mandela said he realized theDIOCESAN TRIBUNAL Vatican could Dot have a direct FALL RIVER, IASSACHUSmS role in imposrna sanctions, but Since the actual place of residence of said, IKI asked them to express ARTHUR D. fOREST is unknown. themselves very clearly on tbis. I We crte ARTHUR D. FOREST to appear per· have asked our father to bless this sonany before the Tribunal of the Diocese of initiative.' because we are sure that Fan River on Monday, July 2, 1990 at 10:30 his blessing would belp." a.m. at 887 Highland Avenue, Fan River, Mas· The pope's positions "on issues sachusetts, to giveteslimony to establish: . such as apartheid and anti-SemitWhether the nullily of the marriage ism have been so clear that he has exists in the AUClAIR·FOREST case? WOD tbe respect of the entire world,'" Ordinaries of the place or other pastors Mandela said. having the knowledge of the residence of the The pope, who stood nearby, abuve person, Arthur D. Fores~ must see to it responded, "Gpd bless your in- that he is properly aclYised in regard to this itiatives." edictal citation. . The Vatican press office, in a Jay T. Maddock statement issued after the two Judicial Vicar leaders ended their session, said Given at the Tribunal, the meeting "confirmed the Holy Fall River, Massachusetts, See's -commitment to a peaceful on thi~ 18th day of June, 1990.

Mercy Sister Mary Roch Rocklage, chief executive officer of the Sisters of Mercy Health System, St. Louis, represented the order and accepted a trophy-like plaque from actress Loretta Young at a dinner in late May during the Variety Clubs convention in Los Angeles. Mercy Sister Patricia Clare Sullivan, presidentj chief executive officer, Mercy Health Center of Central Iowa, gave the invocation at the event attended by 2,000 people. In announcing the award, Stanley J. Reynolds, president of Variety Clubs International, said the nuns were selected for the award because they "have demonstrated their dedication to the cause of humanity, and devoted their lives to making this wonderful world a better place to live." Previous winnerS have included Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York. Henry Kissinger, Helen Keller, Albert Schweitzer and jonas Salk. The only organization among previous winners was The Salvation Army. The cardiac care program assisted by Variety Clubs International at Mercy Hospital has included not only heart surgery for children in Des Moines but also semiannual follow-up clinic visits for these children and other potential patients at three sites in Mexico. Mercy Hospitill also has provided similar medical care to children from other nations including El Salvador, Haiti, the Soviet Union, tbe Marshall Islands, and various countries in Africa. The Sisters of Mercy have 16,000 members worldwide. There are 7,700 of the sisters io the United . States, where they sponsor 125 health care institutions serving over 6 million people annually. Since the founding of Variety Clubs in 1927, members worldwide have raised more than 5500 million for children's charities. Currently, the organization has 53 local chapters in 12 nations, and raises $29 million annually for its charities.

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I 'I ' a d vocatmg egIS atlon supportIng ,'ng on th,'s nat,'on, CBS newsman H e th· mk s 'JournaI',sts s hou Id abortion, or by making public Charles Kuralt says he's found ~a report the bad news as well as the lot out there on the road to be goo. d "I d on' t want to I,ve ' ·In plafunds, available for abortion," the cardmal stated June 14, "bishops confident aboue' h h' may decide that9 for the common ces were not 109 ever goes wrong good, such Catholics must be In La Crosse recently to accept in the papers, Viterho College's Pope John XXI1l "Butthe will for justice, humanewarned that they are at risk of Award9 Kuralt talked optimisti~ ness, dignity - these impulses are excommunication. If such actions 9 persist, bishops may consider ex. cally about the America he s dis~ stronger than they used to be in . covered, particularly in his series our national life,.. he said. commumcation the only option." "On the Road." VI'terbo l'S a I,'beral "W A · .C The cardinal commented in a e mencans carry WItll us 12-page "special edition" of the arts college in La Crosse run by the the naive idea there's a solution for New Yorkarchdiocesan newspaper9 t-----!F"ruan"c'llitis!"'-OI1n_Sitisht-le.. rsf-Cl0.,fe<>llPiIler.;p"erttu-.a)jI,--,e"vJlenry~PiirnOgbllellm>e~:" .,hfie)jsijar,-id,'i(j"ijjWileljhijjen. ._ Catholic Nt w- ¥-orIt; He said lIr ---I soulething goes wrong. someone about 1,200. forms a committee, hires a hall, as was not writing in his capacity as chairman of the U.S. bishops' The United States is not the if there is a solution." "'crises~ridden" nation found on That attitude is especially strong Committee for Pro.Life Activities the front pages of most neigh~ in the Midwest, he said, where but merely as archbishop of New York. bors," he said. people do "unlikely things" in the He wrote that "as much as I K.uralt was one of five recipients belief that ·'one man, one woman can make all the difference." · 0 f th e award , given annuaII y t 0 want to be understanding of the complexities of political life. and individuals who have exemplified As examples, he cited the scmiits responsibilities and pressures, the spirit of the late pope in pro~ serious and the sublime: a 78.yearand not jump to harsh conclu. viding outstanding service to the old man who, thinking there should community, humanity and higher be "a:straight highway from Duluth sions. I simply cannot find any~ (Minn.) to Fargo (N.D,)," sets out thing in authentic Catholic teacheducation. .. an award with a shovel and an "old John K ura It ca IIed receIvmg ing that can support a 'personally " Wit . h a samt . I y pope on .It ... kind of Deere tractor" to build one. opposed 9 but' position." Cardinal 09Connor said the a rush for an old sinner." And then, he said, there are the La Crosse Franciscan Sisters lnd question of whether the bishops "We meet in the name ofa great man, John XXIII," Kuralt told a their perpetual adoration oC- the "neglect the needs of women and Eucharist. Kuralt first came to La children and the poor because ofa full house at the Viterbo Fine Arts' Center. "The world remembers him Crosse 12 years ago to feature the preoccupation with abortion" is in fact a "red herring. M so weIJ 910ved him, not just for his· looth anniversary of their perpet. ual adoration. The "red herring" question "is hohness. but for his humanity. We ,t a II h ope to have t he samt . Iy "Praying for 100 years is fairly articularly misleading when it can P ·· f ha B unlikely if you stop to think of it," 9 I implies that bishops don t do anyqua Itles 0, t t pope. ut we can he said. emulate hIS love of human beings," thing to make abortion ·unneees. "People have come to see the he sal'd . sary,"' he said. He' noted that he grace and worth and joy of taking C urrently anchor of the CBS announced in 1984 that the archpart in themselves, of binding up diocese of New York would help program "Sunday Morning," . wounds, solving problems, attainKuralt IS best known for his "'On any woman or girl who is pregnant ing a level of spirituality," he said. and in financial need. "Many other t he R oad" series, begun 23 years "So many Americans are condioceses provide simi.lar, critical ago as what he hcalled a "three~ cerningthemselves, care about their ." help," he said. mont h project t at no one lold · communities and country/' said h 1m to stop. Furthermore, the cardinal said Kuralt. that "the church not only 'wolTies' During that time 9 he said, "the "I have hope we may be growabout many issues in addition to world has become more neighborly, ing. Not just in the local communhuman and just than it used to be," ity or in wealth. But in the way the abortion, but spends hundreds of millions of dollars on them - like Reporting on the lives of the not sisters have in mind in that chapel rich and not famous 9 Kuralt said _ in wisdom and humanity," he trying to keep schools and hospi· tals open, treating persons with the people he's met "press upon said. ' AI DS, taking care of the physically and emotionally disabled, the retarded, the deaf and the blind." He also addressed the question of whether bishops are interfering in politics. "Bishops have every right and duty to be involved in public policy, which is a different thing alto· gethedrom politics, both because they are bishops and because they are American citizens,M he said. Cardinal O'Connor told reportersafter his Sunday Mass June 17 that he has "no intention of excommunicating anyone. n Urging reporters to read his full statement, he said his intention in issuing it was to prevent, rather than advocate, excommunication. "1 have never threatened to excommunicate anybody/' he said. "I have never suggested that any other bishop should excommunicate anybody. I have no intention of excommunicatinganybody. And .I don9t say in any way whatsoever that I'm threatening politicians."

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Boston priests begin yearlong Emmaus program BOSTON (CNS) - A spirituality program in the Bostoil al'J'hdioeese has brought together more priests with their bishop than at any other time in the J82-year history of the archdiocese. Boston Cardinal Bernard F. Law and 832 priests met for two days in June at a downtown Boston hotel to begin a yearlong spirituali.ty process called Emmaus. LaSalelte Father Daniel Loomis, national director of the Wor~ cester, Mass.·based Emmaus spirituality program for priests, said the convocation also represented the largest spiritual renewal experience for priests. in any U.S. diocese. Cardinal Law told the priests at the assembly it was -"- "thrill" fo -li1n1~0 -be-,,·,· this road (to Emmaus) with you." "There were two on the road to Emmaus that first EastcrSunday.M he said. "What a thrill it is to look out at 800 and more disciples on the road to Emmaus (today), I don't think [ have to express it -how delighted I am to be on this road with you.M The program takes its name from Luke's Gospel account of the two disciples who met the risen Christ on the road to Emmaus, but did not recognize him until he broke bread with them. Emmaus began in 1974 in response to "The Spiritual Renewal of the American Priestbood 9M a National Conference ofCatholic Bishops study document published in 1973. It invites priests to share their faith, study the Scriptures and discover Jesus' presence in their lives and ministry. Boston's assembly included talks on the history of its presbyterate, the Emmaus goals9 and Cardinal Law's account of his own spiritual journey. Participants discussed deepening oftheir spirituallife9establishing of priestly fraternity, and in~ creasing the bond of unity with their bishops. The two~day program attracted 750 active and 12 retired members of. 80ston9s f ,OSS archdiocesan priests, 60 of the 919 religious order priests in thediocese 9and 10 transitional deacons, since ordained to the priesthood. The Emmaus experience can· tinues fora year. In the next phase, priests will choose one of several specially structured retreats given by Emmaus team members. At the retreat, they will be asked to form groups of eight to 10 members for further reflection 9 prayer and discussion during the year. A final convocation is scheduled for 1991 to celebrate the unity of the presbyterate and to express the individual and collective directions and goals chosen by the priests. After the assembly. Father John Philbin, pastor of SI. John the Evangelist parish in Wellesley, said, "In the 46 years that rve been ordained, this is the high point of tbt feeling the priests have had for one another, for their mission. for the church, and for their unity." Cardinal Law said the convoca~ tion "exceeded any expectations" he might have had. Father Loomis said the U.S. Calholic Conference "felt that Emmaus was really for small or mid~sized dioceses," but "if it can be done in Boston, it can be done in any large diocese.M

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95th birth4ay rates limo Letters arc welcomed but the editor reserves the' right to condense or edit, if deemed necessary. All , leners must be signed and include a home or business address. They do not necessarily express the editorial views of The Anchor.

Aiding Notre Dame Dear Editor: As the school year ends, I feel moved to express sincere thanks and appreciation to all the people who help make my job as a teacher such a pleasure and reward. It is heartwarming to see how individual people and businesses help teachers expose, motivate and affirm students through their in. centive programs and generosity. I thank the print and electronic media for being there when Notre Dame School requested coverage, for publishing letters to Santa Claus and for Mother's Day and for announcing birthdays. The help and services of many businesses have been invaluable and hats off to the Fire Museum, public schools and St. Anne's Hospital for tours and programs, to stores, markets and restaurants that display student art and to other tourist attractions and parks that promote learning through outings, tours and essay contests. I try to take advantage of as many programs as possible, because I feel children really benefit from these experiences. My heart swells with gratitude to be part of the Fall River community. Special thanks to parents and grandparents .who help my class and our school as chaperones and in other school-related activities. .I wish to thank Vivian Poulin for her special help and Lucille Bouchard, who for .7 years has spent each day.in my third grade class, as a volunteer even though her own children have grown and left Notre Dame. Claire M. Allard Grade 3 Notre Dame School Fall River

A thankyou Dear Editor: On behalf of the Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, Bishop of. the diocese of Fall River, I, as Diocesan Director ofthe annual Catholic Charities Appeal, wish to thank you for your support and assistance in the 1990 annual cam-. paign. It was a very successful campaign with an' increase of $145,295.51 over the previous year. The final total of the Appeal was $2,218,143.84, the highest ever in the 49 years of the Appeal. This success was made possible by your cooperation and help. May I invite you to join our team for the 1991 Catholic Charities Appeal. We need you.... Thanks a million for the $2 million plus. Your publicity in making known the Appeal did help many in need. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, P.A. Diocesan Director Catholic Charities Appeal

Last Sunday was Irene LaFrance Murray's 95th birthday. To celebrate, Sacred Heart parish, New' Bedford, of which she has been a lifelong member, sent a limousine to pick her up for 10 a.m. Mass. There parishioners gave her a standing ovation and pastor Father Clement E. Dufour called her to the front of the church at the end of Mass for a big bouquet of roses and a pastoral hug and kiss. Then it was back into the limousine, provided at no charge by Robert Silva of Door to Door Limousine Service, the son' of Sacred. Heart Vincentian Bernard Silva.' . Report has it that when Mrs. Murray sank into the cushioned limo seat for her trip home, she asked "Do you take bookings?" Told yes, she said "Book me for next year!" . . 'Her roses were the gift of St. Anne's Society of Sacred Heart Church, of which she is a past pres-

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At Corpus Christi, pope sees "hidden" ORVIETO, Italy (CNS) - Pope John Paul II led a medieval Corpus Christi procession through the streets of Orvieto, as he celebrated the 700th birthday of one of Italy's most famous cathedrals. Later, the pope sought out 'two "hidden" groups unable to join the J~ne 17 festival- prison inmates and cloistered nuns. Pope' John Paul walked under a white-and-gold canopy behind some 400 people in costumes from the l200s, when the cathedral was built. The milelong procession led through the narrow streets of the hilltop city, also known for a miracle of the Blessed Sacrament. In his meeting with inmates, the pope said that in some ways Christ could be considered a "prisoner" in the host, even during such triumphal processions. , "I don't know if this analogy with your condition is perfectly theological, but from a human point of view it seems right," the pope said. The pope had a 10-minute, unscheduled encounter with cloistered Claretian sisters, who greeted him warmly. The pope frequently visits cloistered communities during pastoral visits. It was the second public procesST. PETER'S DOME looms above one ofthethousands of ceremonies it has witnessed in sion in less than a week for the its 400 years. (eNS photo) ... 70-year-old pontiff, and a Vatican spokesman denied Italian press reports that the pope' was being treated for fatigue. The spokesman said the pope would take his labored day and night at a pace cidental details to Michelangelo, VAT1CAN CITY (CNS) - A vacation as scheduled in July, after that was strangely furious by who had agreed to work witho\lt handful of Vatican cardinals remaking a visit to Benevento in ,cently held a rooftop ceremony to pay on the dome in exchange for Roman standards. southern Italy. One morning in May of 1590, total artistic control. Even so, he mark the 400th birthday of St. On June 14 the pope had antici- Peter's dome, an edifice considered only 22 months after he commis- didn't like the job, with its profespated Corpus Christi with a pro- a triumph of architecture and papal sioned the project, the pope was sionalrivalries and the widespread cession in Rome which began an ambition. ' taken from his sickbed on the corruption in the construction hour earlier than usual so the ' Quirinal Hill to an apartment bal- industry. By 16th-century standards, the faithful could hurry home to watch birthday party was a modest affair. cony. Before him, seemingly floatWhen the dome was finally built, the day's World Cup soccer match ing on the city's horizon, was the ,it employed 100,000 beams; 3 milCardinal A'gostino Casaroli, between Italy and the United States, completed dome. The basilica was lion pounds of hemp; 2 million Vatican secretary of state, prowon by Italy 1-0. ) no longer a headless body. nounced the dome a "celestial" pounds of iron for clamps, hinges A "Te Deum" Mass was cele- and crossbars; and tens of thoumonument that, in effect, praised brated that morning inside the' sands of bricks. The whole thing 'God. Later, Pope John Paul II church, and outside fireworks and was later covered in lead. In 1742, offered his view that the "cupola" was a fitting crown for the tomb of games went on all day. An official three mathematicians "weighed" program announced that the dome the dome and decided it was no St. Peter, which lay directly below. had been finished by Pope Sixtus less than 50 million pounds. But the dome's real fascination VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Pope V "to his perpetual glory and to Today, tourists can take an eleJohn Paul II is pleased with Chile's has always been part human drama, the shame, of his prede~essors." vator to St. Peter's roof and view transition to democracy, and he part construction skill, and a new That was the gist of sermons the inside of the dome from a platsays the count'ry needs understand- exhibit on the basilica's roof tells preached throughout Rome that form that circles high above the ing and dialogue to build a just that story in detail. Like so many things in Rome, the crowning of day, too. main altar. The curved walls are society. With Christendom's largest covered with mosaics, and a tradiThe pope spoke during a wel- St. Peter's involved pontifical church topped off in appropriate tion is to whisper' at one end to a coming ceremony at the Vatican pride, artistic jealousies and engineering genius. partner standing 138 feet away on style, Sixtus could turn his attenfor Sergio Ossa Pretot, the new The fact that the dome was built tion to other schemes - like his the opposite side - if fellow tourChilean ambassador to the Holy plan to convert the Colosseum ists aren't chattering, the voice See. His comments came several at all was probably due to the . into a wool factory. (It never was carries perfectly. days after the discovery of a mass aggrandizing character of Pope A single guard sits in a chair up accomplished; the pope died three grave in Chile, which provoked Sixtus V, the "builder pope" who in the dome all day long, commonths later.) new outrage at the former regime changed the face of Rome. As he approached death, Sixtus turned The dome was praised from the plaining to himself w~en tourists of Gen. Augusto Pincohet. beginning for its elegant lines, and reach up over the' metal grate to "I am happy to know that his attention heavenward - toward Michelangelo is given the credit. photograph the breathtaking scene authorities of your country are the ugly, unfinished stump that sat But chances are that if Michelan- below. Sometimes their cameras working to create a climate of atop St. Peter's. The great Renaissance artist gelo would walk into St. Peter's slip and take a 300-foot plunge, he reconciliation, so thaCpast antagMichelangelo had worked on the Square today and gaze upward, he says, and it's lucky no one has been onisms and wounds can be overdome 25 years earlier, but when he would wince a little at the modifica- killed. come," the pope told the amFrom here, the more intrepid died in 1564 construction came to tions. bassador. The dome was elongated by a take the narrow stairway to the a virtual halt, with only the base The pope said mutual undercompleted. The problem was mon- later architect so that it would not top, 350 steps that wind inside the standing and dialogue were indisey. Papal strongboxes were empty- look so squat. A large lantern was dome's graffiti-covered walls. Halfpensable in order to build Chile's ing, and materials and labor were added to the top, disturbing Mi- way up you have to lean with the society upon principles of justice chelangelo's plans for t,he play of curve of'the structure. Then you costlier than ever. and freedom. That was the perfect sort of light inside the church. The giant hit the open air: the lantern, the Recalling his visit there in 1987, challenge for Pope Sixtus. Even statues he foresaw to ring the summit. the pope said Chile had made Here is a truly eagle-eye view of before his election, looking ahead structure were never made. Worst great strides since then.Thecounto his pontificate, he had lobbied of all, the basilica nave was elon- the Vatican. You can watch practry has embarked on a true transinfluential Roman families for gated so that the dome cannot be tically the entire operation of the formation of institutions and sociofunding on the dome project. Now seen by someone standing in front miniature city-state below, and it's political structures. The Vatican, the only place where you can spy he pressed them to deliver and was of the church. he added, was following this evoThese would not have been in- on the pope as he occasionally able to hire 800 workers, who lution very closely.

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Pope John Paul II welcomed Poland's new ambassador to the Vatican and said the country's border with East Germany should be clearly recognized. The pope made his remarks in ' greeting Henryk Kupiszewski, a respected legal expert who has taught part time at the Warsaw theological faculty for many years and has become the first diplomatic representative of the postcommunist government that came to power in Poland last year. The Polish-born pope' said the church supported the foreign policy of the new government, and added: "Of great importance for the future of a free and democratic Poland is the definitive recognition of the country's western borders." His remarks came after a period of sensitive debate over the border issue, linked to the possible reunification of East and West' Germany. Earlier this year West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl was ambiguous about guaranteeing the Polish borders in the future. This caused Polish leaders to demand that the borders be confirmed before the two Germanys were united. Kohl later said the border with Poland should be considered settled. The border reflects changes incorporated after World War II, when Germany gave up a considerable tract of land to Poland as part of an imposed war settlement. ,The pope said Poland's democratic renewal opens a "new page of history" following a "sad and humiliating period of church persecution" under communism. Poland today needs the church's help and cavn count on it, especially in "the restoration of moral values, which have been greatly weakened," the pope said. He said his compatriots are searching above all for "new thinking, new wisdom, new behavior and a new solidarity." The church, the pope said, does not mean to interfere in political and social life, but merely wants to indicate the Christian point of view on issues that affect a mostly Catholic nation. The pope added that financial aid from richer countries was "fundamental" for Poland's future. Kupiszewski, 63, worked at Poland's education ministry in 1951 before joining the Warsaw University law faculty, where he has remained a professor. 'He began' collaborating with the theological faculty in Warsaw in 1060. The new ambassador replaces Jerzy Kuber:ski, the longtime envoy of the Poland's communist regime who became ambassador last fall - just as the communist government was conceding power. Diplomatic relations were reestablished last. year after many years of negotiations. 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111

walks along his rooftop pergola -just a few hundred feet across the way. The only thing above the lantern is a crowning ball and cross, barely seen from the ground, said to hold relics of the true cross and seven saints. It's a view to be savored by visitors and one probably never experienced by a pope: Vatican experts say it is doubtful that a pontiff has ever made the grueling climb to the top.

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Visitin g Nurse,s name director· Cynthia L. Cardoza, RN, BSN> MS, of Fall River is the new executive director of the Visiting,N urse Assn. of Southeastern Massachusetts. She holds a master of science. degree in health services administration from Salve Regina College, Newport, and was formerly a liaison nurse to St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River.

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Deacon, once pro hoopster, now pro-lifer, author

AMONG PARTICIPANTS in last week's convocation of parish religious education directors at Cathedral Camp, East Freetown, were, from left, Elaine Lucas of St. Bernard's parish, Assonet; Bishop Daniel A. Cronin; Natalie Taber, St. Anthony's, Mattapoisett; and Lois DeBe:ttencourt, Sacred Heart, Oak Bluffs. Bishop Cronin was among speakers who addressed the convocation during four days of sessions on current issues facing religious educators.

"National dis'grace" Continued from Page One values in our public educational system" stems from "a fear that children might be indoctrinated with a specific religious belief." The leaders rejected the view that such value education involves religious indoctrination. "All major religions advocate these values, as do the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, much of the world's greatest literature, and ethical business practices as well,"'they said. "We are convinced that even apart from the context of a specific faith, it is possible to teach these shared values." They said parents have a "unique role" in teaching values and "shaping their children's lives," but parents nee~ "all the help they can get." They praised schools that "have developed excellent values education programs" but said it is not enough. "Substantial, even drastic, systemic change is still necessary if we as a nation are to salvage the moral fiber of our children," they said. They urged: - That governors and legislators "create committees to pro~ot~ values education in the pubhc schools" and that education leaders establish ways "to address the moral educational needs of children and young people." . - That schools i'use textbooks, resources and teaching methodologies that' emPhasize bas'ic Civic and persona'! values" and that scho?l boards-state' publicly "the values they will teach and how they w'ill teach tliem." . - That religious leaders 'work together for change and form'a national "joint commissi'on to meet 9~a~t~rly to evalua,te matter~ pendIng In the 'courts and before the Con~ress. that will affect the promotIon of values education in America" , "- Th~t "foundations underwrite values education programs in public schools." " - That the media, "especially television, promote civic and personal values in their programming." The· Catholic-Jewish consultation said it was forming a committee to "make recommendations on

the substanl:e of value-based curricula and teaching methodologies." It also asked Catholics and Jews across the nation to '~begin a widespread dialogue about moral education in the public schools."

Optimism Continued from Page One tect her life or health in a' case of rape or incest." Amendment supporters say the measure would merely offer the same protection to' Massachusetts women as that afforded by Roe V. Wade and Massachusetts court decisions. But according to a report filed by Rep. Marian Walsh (D-West Roxbury) and signed by eight other members of the Joint Judiciary Committee:, "because the US Supreme Court has interpreted the term 'health' in the abortion context to include any factor including maternal distress because the child is 'unwanted' - this language effectively constitutionalizes abortion-on-demand throughout the entire nine months of preg-. nancy." MCFL's Champoux said she was appealing to the "reason" of legislators in her effort to defeat H400 I. "If'legislators really. understand what this is all about, if they are reaso'nnble people, they will vote reasonably." '. Champoux quoted the 19th century American poet, critic, and diplomat James Russel Lowell in explaining her lobbying rationale: "An appeal to the reason of the people," she said, "has never been known to fail in the long run," , For an initiative amendment such as H400l to pass, the approval of 25 percent of the members of two successive Legislatures is required. That translates to only 50 .votes this year and in·1991. The measure would then be put to voters on-the 1992 statewide ballot.

ST. LOUIS (CNS) - "Easy Bombers of the old Basketball Ed:' Macauley doesn't mind when, Association of America. as he's working in a St. Louis food He then played six years for the pantry or directing a retreat, peo- Boston Celtics, each year an Allple stare at all 6 feet, 8 inches of Star and three times All-NBA. He him and whisper, "Isn't that Ed was traded to the old St. Louis Macauley?" . Hawks and led them to the NBA It's good, says Macauley, a pro title in 19'58. He coached the Hawks basketball star of the 1950s, that for two seasons, including one "recognizable people are willing to year as player-coach, and in 1960 give witness and give testimony was inducted into the Basketball . and do these things. It's important Hall of Fame. Macauley then embarked on a for everybody. I think it makes our broadcasting career which included faith a little more visible." His visibility is likely to increase game play-by-play and commenonce Macauley, 62, a permanent tary and sports anchoring. He recently retired, freeing himdeacoll in the St. Louis archdiocese, finishes a book on homiletics , self for more diaconal responsihe is writing with retired Msgr. bilities. Francis P. Friedl of the Oubuque, Macauley's diaconal assignment la., diocese. is the archdiocesan pro-life comMacauley said the book "takes mittee, of which he is cochairman. some proven communications technology" and "combines th~m with the accuracy one must have A \\lDE CHOICE OF SA\lNGS from Scripture" so preachers can & 1N\'ESTME:'-lT PlA'\S "bring messages to people that can change their lives," After a successful college basketball career at Jesuit-run St. Louis University, including two years as an All-American, Macau- . ley spent a year with the St. Louis

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By Mick Conway Teenagers are continuing to drink alcohol at an alarming rate; according to' surveys that have received national attention. Underage drinking has long been a problem for .parents,teachers, legal authorities.- and teen-agers: Our: society promotes ddnking through attitudes and through the trappings of media influence.. . Fun, glamor, success and happiness are.portrayed through advertisements for alcohol in magazines, on television and by mainlining the message directly to teenagers - rock music, . This media salesmanship falls short in one area; .however - it fails to mention. the negative consequences ofalcohol abuse on teens, their parents and the community at large,· . . According to survey data;. the major influences on teenage drinking patterns are parents and peers. There is a high correlation between parental use of alcohol and teen' usage. If parents are abusing alcohol, there is a good possibility their teen-agers will do the same. Parents give their children strong messages by their own behaviors and teens are influenced by those messages from their earliest years. Peer pressure· has received a

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great deal of publicity in recent years and held responsible for 'kids becoming involved in alcohol or drug use. It is' very difficult for 'BISHOP DANIEL A. Cronin, center, meets with Rev. teenagers to withstand' pressure fn{Di. friend's to participa·te. in Richard W. Beaulieu, left, director of the Diocesan Departactivities' that are forbidden. '. ment of Education, and Rev. John P. Murray, SJ, new princiTeens want to be accepted, to be pal of Bishop Connolly High School, Fan River. part of the crowd, and so they covertly drink or use drugs to achieve those goals... " , The ever-popular "keggers" arc; Coach Don Chouinard's Con- Science and Engineering su~~er a gC/o'dexample of.Why. kids cr~ss nolly Cougars earned a spot in the session June 10-15. The program .included physical the boundary line 'If parental rules history of the Fall River. high .:..- it is important to be seen at . school by bringing home the Di- training, sporting events, worksoci~1 ev~rit~,(like a4u.lts) and they vision III state baseball champion- shops and seminars infie~ds including oceanography, computing and want and' need to be included: '. ship June 16. .. One difficult, barrier to overSenior Bob Kennedy held the microcomputing, marine engineercome is parental resi~tance from previously undefeated Ware Indi, ing and aerospace flight testing. some groups who ,think it is all ans to one unearned run with a • • •. • . right for. kids to dri~k. these par- five-hit, 10":strikeout game. Mark . 1986 alumna Lisa A. Calise; a ents provide beer and allo\Yteen~ Rebello's s~crifice fly and a 1990 Boston College graduate, \Vas age parties. with alcohol in their grounder by Vin Paquette drove in honored at a college awards. 'cere. homes ,under. tlte excuse ~hat "we Connolly's two runs.. mony at which she was inducted would rathe~ h~ve them ~r~nking.. A brilliant hidden ball trick'exe- into the Order of the Cross and here than dnnkm~ an~ dnv.mg .all cuted by Mike Gendreau erased Crown, an arts and sciences honor over the ~ountrys.lde. Their kids one potential Ware run in the third society for students who, while , are b~e~kl.ng the law, and .th~y ~r~ inning and gave· .the· Cougars a achieving an average of A- or permlttmg them to do sq. , . ' . ..·valuable psychological boost. higher, have established records of , Other exCuses freq~en.t1y heard, ., '.' . ' , , are: "He's on the honor roll, a'star ' A loyal contmgent of Cougar campus service and leadership. • • • • athlete, an 'ail-a:roimd good kid. If f~ns cheered the Red .and Gold to:' he drinks tOo much once in awhile . -victory and shared m the post-. William Shea Jr:, has been' so what?'·' O~,' "She is Class presi~ game excite!Dent. named head of the Connolly bas., ....., • ketball program. He succeeds' dent - unusually mature for her age. We know she drinks beer with The 'Bishop Connolly student Frank Nightingale, who in five the other kids, but she knows how government· thanks all who sup- years as varsity head .coach led the to handle it." ported "Maz-Aid," a benefit con- Cougars to four SMC Divi~ion II These parents are kidding them- cert held June 8 for junior Tom- championships. selves. Their beloved son 'or maso Vannelli. Shea, a 1979 Connolly gradudaughter could be destroyed by An enthusiastic crowd of 350 to ate, holds school records for points alcohol-related car accidents. 400 enjoyed over six hours of scored in a single season (493) and What can be done about teen- . music and comedy by area' perboys' all-time leading scorer (893). age drinking? It needs to be formers. A student government He was junior varsity coach for addressed much earlier than the spokesperson noted that, "there two seasons and for three seasons teen years. Elementary school is were costs involved such as equip- assisted his father, William Shea, the best place for prevention pro- ment rental and security, but we as freshman team coach. grams. At the middle school level have raised approximately $2600 students should know (and prac": to help with Tommaso's medical tice) the skills needed for saying no bills, which total over $30,000. We A number of eighth graders were and carrying through with it. Role hope that the money raised will playing in situations they will face help; but we are also grateful that recognized for outstanding accomin the near future will prepare kids' so many people pulled together to plishments during graduation cereto handle peer pressure. make this event work in support of monies at St. Anne's School, Fall Making clear to teenagers that Tommaso. That's what Connolly River. Scholarships from various organthere is no defensible reason for is all about." Contributions are still being re- izations to students planning to drinking at their age establishes the parameters for expected be- ceived and' may be sent to Bishop attend Catholic high schools went to Kelly Labrecque., Sherri Melia, havior. Pare.nts must set rules and Connolly High School. Christine. Ross, Susan Lamontstand by them, following through .• • • • if the rules are broken. Being con- , SeniOr Kevin Aguiar and junior agne, Tania Rebello and Teresa sistent is the name of the game, for Nicole Turcotte were May athletes Carreiro. St. Anne Home and School Assteenagers respect rules that are of the month.' . fair. Aguiar was a starter for the ociation awards went to Steven Alcohol is a major factor that SMC 'Division II champion bas- Miranda, Kelly Labrecque, Teresa .interferes with the growth, devel- ketball team, cocaptain of the Carreiro, Eleanor Barbosa and . opment, spiritual well-being and Cougar baseball team and recip- Gary Papoula, Other awards and recipients happiness of children. It is a health ient of the 1990 Connolly sportsproblem that has far-reaching manship award. He will attend were: St. Anne Credit Union Outimplications for the future lives of Southeastern Massachusetts Uni- standing Citizenship Awards-:-Steven Miranda, Teresa Carreiro; teenagers who fall victim to its versity. Christian Living Awards~Derek lure. .An honors ,student, Miss Tur- Potvin, Tania Rebello; Principal's In spite of what the commercials tell us, alcohol can be a deadly cotte has emerged as a strong Award-Kelly Labrecque; Presipitcher for the Lady Cougars. 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Fall River Area' Albert Vaillancourt, assistant director ofthe Fall River area CYO, has announced that.summer baseball league play has begun between six parish teams. Defending champions St. William's and last year's regular season, first place finishers, St. Bernard's, Assonet, 'figure to be in contention for this year's crown. St. Anne's, a strong team last year, will also -be a contender. St. Michael's and Notre Dame are in process of' rebuilding and Holy Name parish has entered a team for the first time in many years. The league has a 25-game regular season followed by championship playoffs. Team standings as of June 17 were: St. Bernard, 4-1; St. Michael, 4-2; St. William, 4-2; St. Anne, 33; Holy Name, 2-4; ~otre Dame, 0-4. Each team faces seven remaining games.

Late student's hero raises $25,000 in his memory LA CROSSE, Wis. (CNS) ....:.... Author and radio host Garrison Keillor, considered a'hero to a 19year-old college sophomore who died in an automobile accident, helped raise $25,000 in his memory at a recent benefit performance for a scholarship fund. Jason Koppelman, a student at Viterbo College in La Crosse, was especially fond of a Keillor essay, "Laying On Our Backs Looking Up At the Stars" from his most recent book, "We Are Still Married." After his death Sept. 13, Koppelman's parents wrote to Keillor, and .six others whom their son considered heroes, in order to deal with the grief of losing their only son. . "Jason was-so connected with these hereos, we thought it would be something he would haveappreciated. It just seemed like the right thing for us to do," Kent Koppelman told the Times Review, La Crosse's diocesan newspaper. That Keillor, host of public radio's"A Prairie Home Companion," would call on the telephone one evening'and volunteer to do a benefit surprised everyone. The benefit was held at the fine arts center of Viterbo College. Jason's mother, Janet, is director of Viterbo's media center.


Overcoming'shyntss Shyness is painful and someone could make a mint of money if he or she had a magical, quick solution to this problem. Normally, however, shy people change gradually. The change is a process, not , an event. So let's get started on making a change. Here are several suggestions to help you gradually feel less shy and more at ease among people. In the next week or so, head for the pUblic library. Ask one of the librarians to guide you to some books on good manners and etiquette. Browse among them, and pick out one or two that seem like they would give you good clues for handling various social situations. You needn't read these books from cover to cover - unless you want to. Instead look for those situations you are likely to encounter. Etiquette on the telephone, good manners on a date, how to write a thank-you not~ after a big party, what to do when your gir'1friend invites you to dinner at her house - ' these" are a' few of the topics you can look-'for. Reading about these various situationsand how to deal with them wili give you greater assurance and put you more at ease,. You'll have struck a blow against,shyness: Try also to change what may be a deep-seated attitude. Cease regarding other persons as a threat. Many other people your age are to some extent shy and insecure, whether they admit iror not. They worry about, and fear, many of the same things you do. If you focus on putting them at ease, you will likely succeed in putting yourself at ease. When you go to a party where there are 20 or 30 people (many of whom you don't even know), don't

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feel that you have to relate success- By fully to every person there. Instead, start with the three or four people TOM you do know. Talk and laugh with them, and perhaps they'll introLENNON duce you to some new people. And then what? Will you suddenly be tongue-tied and completely at a loss for something to say? That can indeed be an awking effort will strike a blow against ward moment. your shym:ss. But you feel more at ease if, Little by little you will become ahead of time, you have equipped yourself with some topics for . the interesting, relaxed, non-shy person you want to be. conversation. This is not something you can do at the last minute. Make it a point to listen to one or more NEW YORK (CNS) - The newscasts a day; listen especially for those little human interest sto- director of the Atonement order~s ries that make their way to the Graymoor Ecumenical Institute in New York said after visiting Syrian evening news. Try also to browse in a mag~­ Grand Mufti Ahmad Kaftaro in zine like Time or Newsweek. Again, Damascus that he found the'mufyou don't have to read it from ti's outlook offers promise for cover to cover. But" always check Christian- M u.slim dialogue. Mufti out the sports, music, movies and Kaftaro'displayed some knowledge science sections. There's nearly of Christianity "through a distincalways some food for talk in those tive Muslim framework," and 'an interest in futthering relations with pages. Another source of co'nversation Christians, particularly in the U niis .closer to home. What's been ted States, said Atonement Brother Elias Mallon, whom the mufti had happening with your kid sister invited to Damascus for talks. The your neighbor, your parish director also handles Muslim and iXQl"lod town?· , In other words, make a distinct Jewish relations.for the Graymoor effort to be alive 'and aware of institute.. what's going on in the world around, Apprehension you, and then, naturally, talk about , "A fellow who is always declarit: " But stay, away from topics that ing he's "nc> fool usually has his are too heavy. At a party few peosU,spi~ions.'~-Mizner ' ple will want to hear about starvation in Ethiopia. That's for another time, another place. Your first earnest efforts at reaching out and making small talk may not shake the universe. But that effort and each succeed-

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The graduation present By Hilda Young As a high school graduation present, we told our oldest daughter we would help her with the purchase of a used car, one she can use for work and school. "Does this mean, dad, you are going to help ine pick it out?" she asked fearfully. . "It's going to be your car," her father responded, "but we'd like to go along just to make sure· you don't get a lemon.", "Well, you do have an eye ·for those," she agreed. Her criteria were interesting. She rejected one because it was "dorky," another because it was the "same kind my history. teacher drives" and another because the hubcaps looked "primitive." Then she saw it. Red. Sunroof. Fluorescent orange winshield wipers. The interior was "truly rad." Translated: tilt seat, auto~ reverse tape deck, dolby'speakers, horn that played "Shave and "a Haircut." "Maybe you could get them ,to throw in a beer' tap for a gearshift arm," my husband said dryly. " "Really?" she chirped. "Isn't this awesome?" , "Judging fi-om the pool" of transmission fluid, the,amount of body fill and the odometer, I'd say this car - to use the parlance of my generation - has been rode hard and put away wet.'~ "Yeah, she is a beauty isn't she?" volunteered the salesman· as he strode up to us. "Bet your dad would like to peek under the hood, huh?" He had obviously sized up his sales goal en route.

"That's like asking Bart Simpson what he thinks of ,perestroika,' daughter whispered to me. We started it up. The engine roared to life, creating an impressive blue cloud in celebration of the event. "Been awhile since we started her," the salesman smiled. "Probably a speck of clog in the carburetor.", " "Pretty impressive,' huh?" daughter observed. "Heh, heh," chuckled the salesman. "Just drop 'er in,gear, honey, and we'll take her for a spin." . "Spin" wasn't a bad choice of words, actually. When daughter put the car in gear, it shot out of its, cloud and,down the lot. "N ot so much gas," the salesman wheezed through tight lips. ' Daughter grasped the wheel with both hands and gaped 'wide-eyed as gravel flew .in a rooster tail behind us. "I don't have my foot on anything," she stammered.' ;" "Well, try putting' it on the brake/' her father yelped. . ", We did the spin the sales-man had been talking about", and'came to a screeching halt. Actually, daughter and I cOhtinued to'screech a few moments after we had all leaped' from tlte car. "Pretty peppy little number, huh folks?" grinned the salesman. "Do you guys ever throw iil'beer (aps for shifting levers?'; daughter asked. Your comments are welcome always. Please send them to Hilda Young, 25218 Meadow Way, Arlington, Wash. 98223.

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HOLD ON I know lhis game Why do you lock yourself up in these chains Noone l~an change your life except for you Don't e\'er let anyone step all over you Just open your heart and your mind It's a Pf(~tty thing to feel this way inside Someday somebody's gonna make you turn around and say goodbye Until thllt day, baby, are you going to let him hold you down and make, you cry· Don't you know, don't you know It's a change, things will go your way If you hold on for one more day If you hold on for one more day Things'will go your way Hold on for one more day. You coulld sustain' Or'are you comfortable with the pain You got, no one to blame for 'your unhappiness You got yourself int4) y~ur own mess Let youi' worries pas!i! you by Don't you think its about time To chanf:e your !'lind?" , I know that there, is pain ' ' But hold on for one more day ,Break. free Jroni the. chains. Writtf,n· by C. Phillips, G. Ballard, C. Wilson. Sung 'by Wilson-Phillips (c) 1990 by SBK Reco~d~ I WOULD CALL it a most Boys (Wilson) and the Mom· . successful debut. Wilson-Philmas and the Papas (Phillips). If you ever have been in a lips' first chart hit "Hold On" combines fine-tuned harmony hurtful relationship, the song with lyrics that have something gives you much to think about. to say. This all-female group It provides practical advice on how to get beyond the pain-and brings together two musically talented families, their parents on with your life. Consider these ideas from the song: being members of the Beach

by Big Boy Caprice (AI Pacino) with some help along the way from a seductive singer (Madonna), a streetwise orphan (Charlie Korsmo) and the hero's steadfast girlfriend, Tess Trueheart (Glenne Headley). Beatty deadpans his way through a plodding, threadbare cops-androbbers script, Pacino chews up all the ~cenery in sight, and a notable supporting cast languishes under mounds of makeup, leaving viewers disappointed with everything but Richard Sylbert's evocative 1930s set designs. Several mild double entendres and much comicbook violence ranging from menace to elaborate shootouts. A2,PG "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" - (Warner Bros.): This time the fearsome creatures' run amuck in a New York City skyscraper where the adolescent couple (Zach' Galligan l Phoebe Cates) from theorig- , inal movie must save the day before vicious gremlins overrun the Big Apple. Despite an elaborate visual design and wacky sight gags, director Joe Dante's sequel is a rather drawn-out testament to murderous mayhem, with plodding predictability, insipid characters and an overkill quotient ·of violence disguised as nasty fun. Many scenes of intense menace and violence. A3, PG 13 I. "No one can change your life except for you." Spending time and effort trying to get someone else to change is frustrating and leaves us feeling crazy. Give up your attempts to change another and focus on the one you do have power over ,- yourself. 2. "Don't ever let anyone step all over you." Your dating relationships are not worth the loss of your dignity. If you find yourself being put down, not respected, or if you are asked to give up values or beliefs, don't confuse these actions with love. The other person is using words of love only to control you. 3. "Are you comfortable with the pain"? People sometimes think that they should tolerate unfairness or disrespect for the security of companionship. Such a path is a sure way to lose' yourself. All relationships have episodes 0:£. difficulty .and, struggle, but most of the tillJe sharing love with·another should enhanc:e us and help us disco~er the best in ourselves. ' 4. "I know there is pain,' but hold on for'-one more day." The way to regain your emotional health is through de.tachIl).ent. If you are dating someone and the relationship consistently hurts you, then:it is time ,to stop the relationship. This feels scary at first, so as the song suggests taking it one day at a time. Each day that you "hold on" to yourself brings' added momentum toward· reclaiming a more'mean:' ingfullife. 5. "Break free from the chains."To break free means to put the past behind you and rediscover the worth and dignity of being God's daughter or son. Ask God to help you heal from the emotional hurt and open yourself up to new joy and real love. .


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of Fah River~Fri."june 2i, i996 .. ST:Women's PATRfCK, SOMERSET' Guild appreciation morning with refreshments after all Masses Sunday. St. Patrick's fellowship meeting 7 p.m. Sunday, parish,center.

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O.L. ANGELS, FR A retirement testimonial honoring Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at White's of Westport. Ticket information is available from Rose Botelho, 675-7658; Pat Cabral, 6796867; Clarice Pateakos, 997-8803. CATHEDRAL, FR Adult sacramental preparation classes begin Sunday; parishioners 18 and older who wish to receive Holy Eucharist and/ or confirmation are invited to register. Parish sports awards banquet 7 p.m. Monday, Cathedral School. Craft guild meets 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, school. ST. ANTHONY OFTHEDESERT, FR Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament noon-6 p.m., holy hour 5-6 p.m. July I, St. Sharbel Chapel. BISHOP FEEHAN H.S., ATTLEBORO Summer sports 'school featuring basketball, soccer, football, volleyball; information: 222-6223 weekdays. WIDOWED SUPPORT FR support group meets 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, St. Mary's Cathedral School hall, 467 Spring St.; information: 999-6420. Cape Cod meeting 3-5 p.m. Sunday, parish library, Christ the King, Mashpee. A concentration camp survivor will speak. Information: 428-7078. ST. JOHN EVANGELIST, POCASSET Volunteers needed for babysitting service during 9:15 a.m. Mass Sundays; information: Monique Ward, 759-7727. CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION OF FORESTERS Mary A. Cole of Holy Name parish, NB, a member of St. Eulalia Court 164, was named Forester of the Year at the annual CAOF convention at Sea Crest, N. Falmouth. ST. ELIZABETH SETON, N.FALMOUTH Men's Club golf tournament Aug. 12; sign up with Frank Bagarella at N. Falmouth Pharmacy. Bible discussion group meets Sunday; topic will be Gospel of Matthew. Information: O'Keeffe, 548-8735. ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA Mary, Queen of Peace prayer group meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Volunteers needed to assist Country Gardens Nursing Home residents in getting to chapel area I:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Parish consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary 7 tonight. ST. JAMES, NB Vincentian food drive this weekend. ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO Parish Vincentians will serve at Attleboro Salvage Center Monday and Wednesday. Wednesday exposition of Blessed Sacrament discon'tinued during July-September. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, HYANNIS 1991 Mass book is now available' arrangements for memorial and an~ niversary Masses may be made with parish secretary 1-4:30 p.m. weekdays.

LASALETTE CENTER, ATTLEBORO Teach the Children Wellll, enrichment program for catechists, July 16-20; topics: Bible and sacraments. Information: 222-8530. BLESSED SACRAMENT ADORERS Holy hour 7 p.m. June 25, St. Theresa's Church, 2693 Acushnet Ave., NB. Celebrant: Rev. Lucien Jlisseaume. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament Fridays at St. Theresa's following 9 a.m. Mass until 7 p.m. benediction services. Information: Angelo DeBortoli, 996-0332. RETREAT FOR SISTERS Food for Life, a three-day private retreat for sisters featuring 10 taped presentations by Sister Jose Hobday, designed for those who wish to experience time alone or with a small group to pray and reflect without the guidance of a director. Retreatants may choose any three consecutive days. Information,: Natalie Arsenault or Sister Ruth Curry, Family Life Center, N. Dartmouth, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays, 999-6420. ST. KILIAN, NB Healing service 3 p.m. July I, St. Kilian's Church, 306 Ashley Blvd., NB. O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE Men's Club meeting 7 p.m. Monday; Doris Weeks, secretary of Barnstable County Fair, will show slides and speak about the fair. Parish council meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday. CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE "Impromptu" and bassoonist David Gallagher will perform a free concert 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel; music wj)( include works by Mozart, Dotzauer and Schumann. HOLY NAME, FR Youth group welcome dance for eighth graders following 6 p.m. cookout June 29. ST. WILLIAM, FR Members ofthe Clover Club Choir will provide music at II :30 a.m. Mass Sunday. CATHEDRAL CAMP, E.FREETOWN Lerepos retreat Friday-Sunday. Christian Leadership Institute June 24-29. ' SACRED HEART, FR The parish census is nearly complete; anyone who has not been visited or contacted should call the rectory. ST. JULIE BILLIART, N. DARTMOUTH High school or middle school students may volunteer to be leaders during Bible Vacation Time for children Aug. 13-16; information: 990-0287. ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, N~ Men's League members will attend 10 a.m. Mass Sunday; a meeting will follow in lower church. Annual Men's Night Out 7 p.m.Tuesday. Parish council meeting 10:45 a.m. Sunday, church hall. SACRED HEART N. ATTLEBORO New parish Vincentian officers are Raymond Gingras, president; Kenneth Harding, vice-president; Theresa L'Homme, secretary; Camille Gingras, treasurer. Youth group president Andrew Bennett represented Bishop Feehan H.S. at the recent Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation leadership seminar. ST. JOSEPH, NB Farewell get-together for Father Louis R. Boivin following II a.m. Mass Sunday. Parishioner Amy Denise Bowen received Girl Scouting's Gold Award and is the, first recipient of the Plymouth Bay Girl Scout Council alumni scholarship. '

ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL, NB 9-month training program for Eucharistic ministers for hospital and for Oaks Nursing Home begins in September. Volunteer openings also available for sacristans, musicians and office workers. Those interested may send a letter expressing their interest to Rev. Bruce Cwiekowski, St. Luke's Hospital, 101 Page St., New Bedford 02741. SANTO CHRISTO, FR Annual parish feast tomorrow and Sunday. Procession for transfer of ECCE HOMO staute 7 p.m. tomorrow; Rev. Jose Medeiros will give a sermon at conclusion of procession. Concelebrated Mass noon Sunday and procession at 2 p.m. SACRED HEART, NB Ligue des Presidents members will attend 10 a.m. Mass Sunday for the Feast of St. John the Baptist. HOLY NAME, NB New Timers' Club members will leave church parking lot at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow for year-end banquet in Providence. Youth group officers for 1990-91: Rose David, president; Erin Tweedy, vice-president/treasurer;, Kristen Giovannini, secretary. ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT The Women's Club has named Amy Caron Woman of the Year. Baptisms will take place at noon Sunday instead of the usual 2 p.m. ST. MARY, SEEKONK Youth softball 6-8 p.m. Sunday, North School Field. Fr. Cornelius Keliher scholarship is open to all parish students enrolled in a Catholic high school; please send a letter of intent to Father Thomas Rita.

Exxon stockholders nix more cleanup WASHINGTON (CNS) - Exxon stockholders have overwhelmingly rejected a series of environmental proposals, including several made by the Philadelphia-based Medical Mission Sisters. The order of 700 nuns, which owns 420 shares of Exxon Corp. stock, called on the oil company to complete its cleanup of last year's Alaska oil spill and to "support scientific re&,earch to assess the long-term damage to the Alaskan environment," said Sister Regina Rowan, head of the order's committee for responsible investment.' At the company's annual meeting in Houston, those proposals, along with five others made by environmental groups, were rejected. No proposal received more than IO percent of the more than 900 million shares that were voted. The other environmental proposals had called on the company to provide detailed reviews and public disclosures of its handling of toxic chemicals, to restrict carbon dioxide emissions and to create a committee devoted to environmental issues. Diane Bratcher of the New York-based Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility said that even though, the environmental proposals did not get a majority vote, a victory could be claimed. "Even if you get around IO percent of a vote, shareholders are making a statement and the company listens," she said. "We consider it a victory that we got as many votes as we did." The interfaith center coordinates research and develops programs on corporate responsibility for some 220 Catholic dioceses and religi'ous orders and 20 Protestant church organizations.

Bishop's' use of TV rapped ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CNS)The U.S. bishops have "disappointed"the U.S. laity anli bishops' in other countries by failing in their use of te,:levision, said the president of the Catholic Press Association. Speaking at the recent Eastern regional meeting of the CPA, Father John Catoir, who is also director of The Christophers, said the lack of "any significant effort" to provide television programming is a "sin of omission" and "by far the most serious mistake the bishops have made in the past decade." He added, "It's difficult to comprehend the fact that the church is virtually invisible on TV in a country where the average viewer watches for about five hours a day." In their use oftelevision, Father Catoir said, "the bishops have failed to live up to the hopes and expectations of the laity" and "disappointed the bishops of other countries"who look to the U.S. bishops for "solid spiritual programming to offset the massive proselytizing efforts of Protestant fundamentalists who are stealing more and more people away from the church every day." In the 1980s, Father Catoir said, Catholic television "concentrated on hardware, reaching only a tiny segment of the mass audience." While the bishops have made "considerable progress" in developing the Catholic Telecommunications Network of America, he added, "few Catholics know of its existence and' fewer still have ever seen it on their home screen." In the 1990s, "let's hope we will begin to focus on software, i.e.,

quality programming, Father Catoir said, with less dependency on "a talking-head preaching Scripture, or a low-budget interview show" but "new programs that use outside professionals." He said that many Catholics, including bishops, "believe the church should be putting less money into electronic equipment and more money into professionally produced TV programming." The impact of Catholic television programming "is not what any of us had wanted it to be," admitted St. Louis Auxiliary Bishop Edward J. O'Donnell, chairman ofthe U.S. bishops' Committee on Communications. "In many ways, I agree with' what Father Catoir said," said the bishop. "We're restrained by what we can do by the money available." He noted that the bishops had authorized a study of the communications apostolate. The study committee, chaired by Denver Archbishop J. Francis Stafford, has its recommendations adopted by the bishops in June, 1988. Archbishop Stafford said, "The continuing development of attractive programming will take time, patience and a greater financial commitment." One committee recommendation, he said, was for a national Catholic television program. Bishop Phillip F. Straling of San Bernardino, Calif., a communications committee member from 1985 to 1988, said that the aid the committee gave to production of the theatrical film "Romero" demonstrates the good effects Catholic Communication Campaign grants can have.

Stress slows archbishop's recovery ATLANT A (CNS) - Atlanta Archbishop Eugene A. Marino is facing both physical and psychological stress, and doctors say his progress is less rapid than they had hoped. Archbishop Marino, 56, suffered chest pains May 3,while in New York to receive an award. He was recuperating in a New York-area retreat center. Two physicians and a psychologist were caring for Archbishop Marino, Father Edward Dillon, archdiocesan vicar general, told the Georgia Bulletin, archdiocesan newspaper. "The archbishop's health is responding to a great deal of stress cau'sed by- responsibility here at home in the archdiocese and on the national level," Father Dillon said.

Father Dillon, who is administering the archdiocese in Archbishop Marino's absence, said the prelate's blood pressure became dangerously high recently, It is now stabilized but is still higher than normal. "The only thing the doctors have been able to give the archbishop or me is that he is not responding as rapidly as they had hoped and therefore it may be of prolonged duration," Father Dillon said, when asked as to possible recovery time for the archbishop. "We recognize that the situation the archbishop is dealing with right now is serious and he needs our prayers and our support, but it is also important to realize that [he] is very positive in trying to tackle the issues with his doctors."

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MARYKNOLL FATHER Miguel D'Escoto, former Nicaraguan foreign minister, shown here at a 1987 press conference, has petitioned the Vatican for reinstatement of his priestly faculties. (eNS/ UPI-Reuters photo)

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