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THE SIGN FOR 'PROMISE' is made by Paul Josefek as he weds Dorothy Matthews in Sacred Heart Church, Fall River, at first sign language marriage ceremony in the area. Both bride and groom are deaf. They met at sign language class conducted by Father Joseph Viveiros of Sacred Heart, who officiated at their wedding.

Unemployment Insurance Poses Schools Problem By Nancy Frazier Catholic legal experts are studying possible responses to a .recent opinion by Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall that lay employees of church-related elementary and 'secondary schools must be enrolled in state unemployment insurance plans. The U.S. Catholic Conference Office of General Counsel, in collaboration with attorneys for v&ri4Jus dioceses around the countty, is expected to decide within a month on the response, which could include court action or attempts to change federal legislation.

SHE'LL BE 96 this month. For an unusual look at nuns, old and young, see page 11.

Marshall issued his 0pl'RlOn that "unemployment insurance coverage for employees of church-related schools is constitutionally permissible" in an April 18 letter to Bishop Thomas C. Kelly, general secretary of the usec and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Many CatholiC' educators fear that the new tax could lead to the closing of som,e already financially troubled schools. Although the federal government will pick up 80 percent of the unemployment insurance costs in the first year of participation (1978), Catholic elementary and secondary schools will be required to pay a certain percentage, set by the state, of the income of each lay employee during 1979, if they use the contribution method of payment. For example, a Catholic school in Illinois with 15 lay employees, all making over $6,000, would owe $2,700 to their state's unemployment insurance program next year. That state assesses three percent of the employee's first $6,000 of income. The new tax applies to all lay school employees, full - or part-time. Excluded from the insurance are priests and Religious, and all employees who work exclusively for the church, such as Tum to Page Seven

WASHINGTON (NC) - President Jimmy Carter urged support for his foreign aid bill at a weekly Bible class at the First Baptist Church of Washington and one church official concerned about the bill worries that "it may be that only prayer and faith can save the bill." Leaders of virtually every religious group in America are afraid that Congress will use the "tax revolt" as an excuse to gut - and, some say fearfully, even eliminate - U.S. foreign aid programs. But religious leaders and others backing the $7,352 million appropriations bill are not relying on faith and prayer alone. They are trying to speak in a language Congress is more familiar with, letters from constituents. The U.S. Catholic Conference, the Interreglious Task Force on U.S. Food Policy representing a number of Catholic, Protestant and Jewish organizations, and other groups have all begun asking their constituents to write their congressmen to support the bill due to be voted on the House either July 11 or July 18. Congress' mood "can probably be countered by a show of voter support for the U.S. development assistance program," the Task Force said. A House vote scheduled for the middle of June was pushed back 'by the House leadership which feared it did not have the votes to block substantial cuts in aid levels and restric-

'Slippery Slope' Argument Proved MILAN, Italy (NC) - The worst thing about the legalization of abortion is that when it is legal it becomes accepted, a French Catholic physician said. The physician, Michele Guy, said; "In France now, young women become pregnant to verify that they are fertile and then abort." Dr. Guy, a gynecologist, and her husband, Francois, an eyeear-nose-and-throat specialist, spoke in an interview duing a convention in Milan sPQnsored by the Pauline Fathers' publishing firm to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the encyclical "Humanae Vitae" ("On Human Life"). In that document Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the church's opposition to artificial birth control. Tum to Page Five

tions on aid for certain countries and programs. The most vulnerable part of the bill funds U.S. contributions to international financial institutions such as the World Bank and International Development Association which make loans for development projects in poor nations. The bill's supporters believe pending floor amendments, if passed, could cripple the banks. A broad spectrum of religious groups are trying to stimulate letters from their constituents to their congressmen because congressmen who want to cut the bill argue that California's vote for Proposition 13, a radical property tax reduction, means Americans want to see government spending cut across the board. "While the des;.re of many Americans for tax relief is clear," the Task Force said in a bulletin, "it would be unconscionable to accomplish this at the expense of the hundreds of

millions of persons with incomes of less than $200 annually." The church effort is part of a larger lobbying effort on behalf of the bill by the AFL-CIO, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the League of Women Voters and several human rights organizations. The bill's supporters say the bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee was better than they expected. But, they say, it faces a number of floor amendments which would hurt it badly. Some of these amendments would prohibit the use of U.S. contributions for loans going to Uganda, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Mozambique and Angola or for projects involving palm oil, sugar, citrus, tobacco, grains, oilseeds and steel that would weaken U.S. markets. The U.S. Catholic Conference and others opposing the restrictive amendments say that international development banks Turn to Page Seven

Thousands Attend Amherst Marriage Encounter Meet By Helen Plasse AMHERST, Mass. (NC) "We are not second class. We do not choose the lesser路 of two goods. We have been called by God to be great saints in our marriages and in our family lives," David M. Thomas told an audience of some 400 married couples. The admonition came during one of the 20 talks presented during the Fourth International Worldwide Marriage Encounter convention. The event drew some 18,000 to the sprawling campus of the University of Massachusetts. Thomas, a theologian and a consulting editor to the publication Marriage and Family Living, defined spirituality as "a recognition of the deep presence of God, which is here in our midst." His ideas on family spirituality were among the many tie-ins to the convention theme, "Focus on Family." In addition to the 20 invited speakers the convention featured the exchange of views on evangelization, parents as educators, family rights, the impact of change and family values. Among those who offered advice to couples was Archbishop

Raymond G. Huntharusen of Seattle, Wash., who urged the participants to "let go all the props, let go all the security; let yourself fall totally, heartily in the spirit of Jesus." The Seattle prelate was homilist at the concluding ceremony - a concelebrated Mass in the university football stadium. He told the international assembly that "Christian martiage stands at the center of the Christian mystery. It is not isolated, not closed in." Tum to Page Seven

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CITY -, Pope Paul VI has expressed hope that Cuban Catholics would be given a just measure of freedom to express their faith and to co':'!tribute to Cuba's common good. He made the remarks in receiving three Cuban bishops making their "ad limina" visits.

Traditf·onalish.· Ordained

, ST. JOSEPH SISTER Clare Dunn will seek a third term in the Arizona House of Representatives.

ROME Traditionalist Archbishop Marcei Lefebvre ordained 18 priests and 21 subdeacons June 29 in ceremonies denounced by the Vatican. Among the priests ordained on the grounds of Arc.hbishop Lefebvre's traditionalist seminary in Econe, Switzerland, were American Fathers William Jenkirls of Florida and Terence Finnegan of South Dakota. Within hours, Pope Paul VI warned church dissidents that "the moment of truth has 'co:ne" for taking action against them. He made the declaration during a homily at a UIass at St. Peter's Basilica marking the 15th anniversary of his papacy. ,

To Probe C••aplaincy Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York, military vicar in the 'Jnited States, has launched an investigation into "the current situation of our Catholic chaplains in the Armed Forces and the denominational balance portra yed in leadersr.ip positions." His action followed the replacement of the Army's Catholic deputy chief of chaplains with a Protestant.

·1000 Per Hour PORTLAND, Ore. -- Over 36,000 s ,gnatures were collected in 36 hours on petitions as part of m initiative drive to put the question of taxpayer funded abortions before Oregon's voters in the November general eiections.

Plans Unchanged

FATHER JOHN T. CATOIR is the new director of the Christophers, famed "light a candle" movemEmt.

Detentions Protested The detention of more than 18 members of the Young Christian Workers in South Africa has drawn international Catholic protests. It is a direct attack on the Catholic Church, Catholic officials in England said.

Let's Try Them And See MILAN, Italy - A former official of the ·Pontifical Justice and Peace Commission told an international conference that natural methods of birth control will not be enough to prevent excessive growth of the world's population. Mill Hill Father Arthur McCormack, demographer and director of the Population and Development Office in London, spoke at a convention marking the 10th anniversary of the encyclical "Humanae Vitae."

Cloning MoraHty

Papal Appeal VATICAN CITY - Pope Paul VI departed from his usual Sunday themes June 25 to appeal for the release of a kidnapped ll-year-old boy who offered himself as a hostage in place of his sickly brother. Mauro Carassale of OIbia, Sardinia, has not been seen since April 21.

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REGINA, Saskatchewan The church's traditional moral standards on the use of birth control are true beyond the shadovv of a doubt and cannot possibly be reversed, according to Jesuit Father John C. Ford and Germain Grisez. The two moral theologians were writing in the publication Theological Studies.

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LONDON - A proposal aimed at seeking visible unity of Christian churches will be one of the questions facing the General Synod of the Church of England when it meets in York July 8-12.

Third World Forecast CHICAGO - Although the Catholic Church today faces spiritual and physical danger throughout the world, it also possesses a bright future which could be dominated by the energy of Third World Catholics, according to Father Paul M. Boyle, superior general of the 3,400 Passionist Fathers and ,Brothers worldwide.

KAREN STEWART, 27, Baltimore archdiocesean employee, witnessed robbery of an elderly man, pursued thief and made him hand over his loot.

LOS ANGELES - The possibility that a human clone already exists or may be produced in the near future raises basic moral issues that the church must face now, according to a Los Angeles theologian. Writing in the June issue of The Priest magazine, Msgr. Joseph Pollard predicted that the church will oppose human cloning.

YOUNGSTOWN, Chio Attorney General Griffin Bell's recent approval of the merger of two steel compan:es does not affect the ultimate goal of a Youngstown, Ohio, etumenical coalition hoping to reopen a beleaguered steel plant through local dforts and federal aid, according to Father Ed Stanton, executive director of th~ coalition.

MADRID, Spain - The Catholic Par.ents Confederation in Spain has said the draft for the Spanish Constitution fails to protect the values~asic to family life and its development. The confederation has gathered close to three million signatures on a petition aimed at securing changes during the ::urrent parliamentary debate before the text is submitted to a national referendum scheduled for early fall.

FLORENCE KASTER, Kingstree, S.C. has been named the first Lumen Christi award recipient by the Extension Society. She has served southern poor for decades.

Second-Best School TORONTO - A $1.2 million school will be erected for 450 Toronto Catholic pupils who have waited four years for their own building - but the solution is considered second-best by nearly everyone concerned. The new school will repace a cluster of old portable classrooms, but will leave usable public school buildings half-empty. Authorities could not agree on plans to utilize the facilities for Catholic pupils.

No Change Foreseen

AUXILIARY BISHOP Paul V. Dudley, St. Paul-Minneapolis, has been named episcopal moderator of the National Apostolate for the Mentally Retarded.

Jesu'its Killed SALISBURY, Rhodesia - Two German Jesuits have been killed in western Rhodesia, church sources reported 'June 28. The tvvo were identified as a 48year-old priest and a 69-year-old Brother at St. Rupert's Mision, about 80 miles west of Salisbury.

G,od Si, Confession No BROOKLYN, N.Y. - A survey of the attitudes of ,Brooklyn Catholics shows that they are "a religious and prayerful group." Findings of a random sample of 2,124 responses to a survey on "Religious Conviction and Church Involvement" in the Brooklyn Diocese also indicate that they are communal in interests, undoubting about a personal God but tax about going to confession.

MARYKNOLL SISTER Gertrude Shaughnessy, 75, has been awarded the Gold Medallion by Panama Canal Zone authorities for her services to Zonians.


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Sister Boisvert Funeral services were held last Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church, Fall River, for Sister Francois d'Assise Boisvert, 86, of Blessed Sacrament Convent. A Sister of St. Joseph for 64 years, the religious was the daughter of the late Achille and Olivine Boisvert. Before her retirement in 1953, she was a teacher at St. Jean Baptiste and St. Mathieu Schools in Fall River.

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (NC) The 700 Club, a Protestant television ministry, will begin featuring 30-minute "practical Scripture instructions" by a Catholic nun in September. The program, to be carried by 4,000 statiions reaching more than 3.5 million families, will feature Mother M. Angelica of Birmingham, Ala., foundress of the Catholic Family Missionary Alliance. It developed from a four-year Scripture course the nun was giving to Protestant women in the Birmingham area. Ron Lee, international director of the alliance, said the television venture began in March with a trial run for local TV. The video tapes, he said, will be available for 13-week series on commerical television and for groups involved in parish, education, youth, hospital and prison ministries.

FATHER CYRIL AUGUSTYN, OFM. Conv., a New Bedford native, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving last Sunday, marking his 25th anniversary of ordination. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help grammar school and Holy Family High School in New Bedford, entering the Franciscan novitiate in 1946. He has served in high schools in Buffalo, N.Y. and Bridgeport Conn. and from 1970 to 1973 was associate pastor of St. Hedwig parish, New Bedford. In 1976 he was named vicar provincial of the Conventual Franciscans and was also appointed pastor of St. Adalbert parish, Eimhurst, N.Y., where he is now stationed.

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TLC, GRANDMA STYLE, is provided by these foster grandmas at St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, honored at an appreciation luncheon. Seated, Father Thomas L. Rita, home director; standing, from left, Nellie Casilli, Jane Keezer, Mary Miozza, Sister Marie Lourdette, program supervisor, Mary Pimental, Mary Lord, Martha Lambert. (Torchia Photo)

Grandmas Get' Love, Certificates Too Six Foster Grandmothers have been honored by St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, for their years of service and dedication to children with special' needs. Certificates of appreciation were presented by Rev. Thomas L. Rita, Director, to Jane Keezer, Nellie Casilli, Mary Miozza, Martha Lambert, Mary Lord and Mary Pimental. A luncheon followed. The . Foster. Grandparent Program is sponsored by Fall River's Citizens for Citizens Agency under policies set by ACTION, a federally funded agency. At St. Vincent's it is supervised by Sister Marie Lourdette, RSM. The six foster grandparents enrich the children's lives tremendously, say home officials. They either aid in classrooms

P'elletier Named Knight of Year 'Roland H. Pelletier was named Knight of the Year at the annual awards dinner of Fall River Council 86, Knights of Columbus. Other award recipients: - Robert R. Curran, the Christopher award for service to church and community; - Henry G. Berube, Grand Knight's Award; - William L. Nunn, special award for service to handicapped children.

Five Hour Vigil A five-hour First Friday vigil of reparation to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary will be held at Our Lady of Angels Church, Fall River, tomorrow from 8 to midnight, beginning and concluding with Mass and including the rosary, readings, meditations, a holy hour and Benediction. Refreshments will be served at 10 p.m. and all are invited to attend all or any part of the program.

during the day Qr in the afternoon and remain until bedtime. Their presence adds' the dimension of the maternal non-disciplinarian model whose presence is felt through affection. At St. Vincent's, the children know that "grandma" will pro-

vide them with. little extra at路 tentions and loving care. In turn, the home provides an opportunity for retired people in the community to enjoy the selfrespect and gratification of being needed and serving children with special needs.

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Serrans Advised on Vocations TORONTO (NC) Young people are asking for the opportunity to make up their own minds on whether they have a vocation to be a priest or sister. And it is up to parents and other adults in the church to communicate in a way that helps rather than hinders a young person's attitude toward a formal religious life. This was the message of Brother Charles St. James of Chicago during a vocations workshop at the annual Serra International convention in Toronto. Brother St. James, a member of the Brothers of Christian Instruction with 26 years of experience working with youth, said adults and parents "do make a difference" in young people's lives. . "Yes, he can influence them to make certain decisions," he said. "!But young people resist and resent the pressure we put on them when we present them with manipulative statements like 'Don't you think you should be . . . ' '~Their answer is, "Yes, but let me decide. Don't push. You've taught me to be independent . . . now give me a chance.' " Brother St. James, who is a member of the U.S. National Catholic Vocation Council, told the largely middle-aged Serrans, "We should be proud and grateful for our young people's independence," Serra, an international organization of Catholic laymen trying to encourage greater vocations, met in Toronto for its

thirty-sixth annual convention. About 1,650 members and their families attended. Brother St. James cautioned his audience to reoognize that there is "some fear, even resentment" in their efforts to encourage vocations. He said: "I've known parents, like yourselves, who wanted to see more young people answer a vocation. But wt~en it comes to them, they often said, 'I don't want to lose my pretty daughter.' "So our comments betray our values and attitudes. Even more important is our non-verbal communications with young people." He cited the case of young people now entering religious life who are resented for "not being molded in the image and likeness we traditionally have of priests and sisters." And, he said, "if the tone of our conversation with young people is consistently negative, we create a distance between ourselves and them which we may not be able to cross later." Parents are models to路 their children, Brother St. James said. If young people hear them "putting down, even if only by implication, the new-style priests and sisters," they are not likely to have a vocation themselves.

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themoorin~ Reflections on the Bakke Decision The Bakke decision by the Supreme Court once more focuses national attention on the 'issue of race in American education. Some werle hoping that the justices would render a clear-cut decree on the matter, especially in light of the thorny issues arising from affirmative action. Others were interested in seeing whether the decision would once more restore a balance that might counter the charge of favoritism so often heard in connection with civil rights legislation. The cour:t seemingly appeased both factions while in effect merely keeping the pot simmering on the back burner. The issues of race and edul::ational opportunity, how·, ever, will undoubtedly come before the court again. There are just too many situations causing undue turmoil and tension in our educational institutions. The Bakke situa·· tion was but the tip of the iceberg. For example, reflect on the ramifications of "busing." Think of what busing has and has not done in its legal.. istic attempts to bring racial balance to public educ.ation. In many cities it has increased racial imbalance rather than bringing harmonious equality to the classroom. Yesterday's minority is today's majority in many inner city schools. In these circumstances, when one con·· siders the ideal and the effort that has gone into its nonachievement, busing must be considered a miserabie flop. Recent reports indicate that not only have efforts to achieve racial balance in education been thwarted by busing but that has diminished the effectiveness of the educational process itself. In some schools, more time has been spent on separating warring busing factions among students than in helping them learn to read and write. Given all the areas of concern that must be faced in education, the Bakke decision should be seen as only a part of the whole. Efforts must be made by all sectors of American life to make equal opportunity a reality in aU phases of education for all citi~ens, be they black, yellow, red or white. All of us know in our hearts that the law is not the sole solution to the problems of inequality that still remain in our classrooms. • The issue causing racial imbalance and tensions will never reach lasting solutions by means of the legislative process. Such solutions will be achieved when direction is given to all areas of our life by men and women who realize that racial harmony can only be achieved when we accept one another as one family not of men, but of God. The Bakke case tells us that we still have a long way to go to reach this goal.

Responding to Readers One suggestion emerging from our recent readers' survey was that we should have more guest columnists. The Anchor staff is happy to respond to this very positive idea and this week would like to introduce Thomas P. McDonnell, staff writer for our neighboring paper, The PHot of Boston. We feel that Tom is one of the finest masters of English prose in the newspaper business. We assure our readers that we will continue our search for other syndicated writers, thereby increasing the scope and dimension of this paper..

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CHILDREN LINE UP FOR FOOD IN BANGLADESH CAMP FOR BURMESE REFUGEES

'The poor must spend all their time getting barely enough to keep soul and body together. They are sent into the desert to search for food for their children.' Job 24:5

The Home of 'Yeritas' Hears the Truth By Thomas B. McDonnell Thomas McDonnell is a member of the staff of the Boston Pilot who also contributes to the Church World, Maine's diocesan newspaper. His columns will appear on an occasional basis in The Anchor. Alexander Solzhenitsyn went to Harvard one June day and stuffed a commencement adress in their ears. I realize this is a crude way to describe such an exalted occasion - I mean the graduation of the Class of '78 from America's oldest and most distinguished university, of course, but that is what Solzhenitsyn did; and it has left the Cambridge-Boston axis in a state of shock. The fact is Solzhenitsyn's remarks were not really directed to the students of the Class of '78. iJ:t was a prophetic act of stuffing it in the ears of the liberal, so-called intellectual community - that is, the kind of liberality of the West that Solzhenitsyn identifies as having all hut destroyed the mind and heart of western civilization. It was an address to the faculty. I saw only the hour-long broadcast of the event on public television, but even in this adumbrated version you could readily see Isaiah the prophet holding forth in Harvard Yard, for God's sake, and the sense of the greatness of the man was something you couldn't mistake for the presence of a mere celebrity. You'd better look long and long at this man, because there is only one of his kind in the world today. I mean this in the sense of the writer, Solzhenitsyn the writer, who speaks in

the voice of someone crying in the wilderness, who has suffered and was there - :wherever freedom has been totally extinguished, and now here, where it has been distorted and abused. After showing fairly good video tapes of Solzhenitsyn giving the commencement address at Harvard, the PBS station offered some commentary to viewers and listeners - as if any commentary at all were necessary. A functionary from the TV station was supposed to be interviewing the New York Times' alleged Russian expert, Harrison Salisbury, but neither one of them was capable of recognizing the significance of what they had just seen and heard. They did what all such knee-jerk functionaries do when confronted with something that confounds them: they· created a category in which they could place Solzhenitsyn and thus dispose of him. In this case, the category was - well, he's a 'moralist,' and so that took care of the prophet Solzhenitsyn once and for all. We won't have to think about him anymore. There are only two outstanding people in media who seem to me capable of interpreting Solzhenitsyn to us after one of his powerful speeches or interviews, and they are William F. Buckley, Jr. and Malcolm Muggeridge. I can hear the facist wing of the liberal establishment screaming now, "Oh them!" But they understand Solzhenitsyn to the very heart and core of his being. I don't believe that half the people at the Harvard graduation knew what Solzhenitsyn was talking about. The Boston Globe demonstrated they didn't

know what Solzhenitsyn was talking about by running a front page headine which said the great Russian writer "Laments West's Darker Side." That wasn't it at all,. for our human nature itself has a darker side. Solzhenitsyn was in fact searingly defining for us the crucial errors of ·the West. Something else. Buckley, a couple of weeks ago, wrote on the nature of eloquence in one of his syndicated newspaper columns. He was replying to James Reston, another of our 20th century's professional naifs, who was wondering in his innocence what had happened to eloquence in our time, and he cited men like Roosevelt, Churchill, and DeGaulle as practitioners of the lost art. "The trouble with the search for eloquence," Buckley wrote, "is that it cannot issue except from telling the truth." This clearly explains, I think, why Lincoln in his noble simplicity was eloquent and Roosevelt in his frequent deviousness was not, and why Churchill was merely grandiloquent. "That is why," Buckley concludes, "the only great elo~ quence in the world today is that of Solzhenitsyn and his fellows; and they are not permitted to speak at the United Nations." It's a wonder that Solzhenitsyn was allowed to speak at Harvard. After all, it's been a rather long tirpe since "Veritas" has meant ~uch of anything to that higher institution of mislearning. OnEl way or another; you must get ~nd read the complete text of the prophet Solzhenitsyn to the Harvardians.


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Amb. Lowenstein Dear Editor: I was privileged to hear Ambassador to the United Nations Allard Lowenstein speak in Hyannis a few weeks ago. Ambassador Lowenstein spoke on his efforts and those of others to bring up the long-dormant idea of human rights to the International circle. A good speaker and a realistic observer of world conditions, Lowenstein remarked that what is needed by us today is to admit to one another that we do have problems and to say to one another, "I made a mistake." I thank Ambassador Lowenstein for his timely and urgent message. I also thank him for helping me with my own thoughts concerning our nation. Yes, as a nation we have made a mistake. We made a mistake to think so carelessly of human life. We made a mistake to encourage a civilized society to turn on itself. We made a mistake to think we could be the conscience of doctors. We made a mistake to think that we were helping women to be free, when in fact, we have enslaved them with a loss of self-respect. We made a mistake in our interpretation of the 14th Amendment, knowing fullwell the writers of the Constitution never dreamed we would exclude the very right to life. Somehow the words of Ambassador Lowenstein make a great deal of sense. As a nation striving to be first in human rights, we must be ready to say to one another, we made a mistake. Lee E. Bourgoin Falmouth

Offers Thanks Dear Editor: As I depart for a new assignment, I want to express my sincere' thanks to the staff of The Anchor for the many kindnesses and consideration shown to me during these past nine years as assistant pastor of St. Joseph. You published countless news items and articles, whether it was about St. Joseph or one of the area positions that were my responsibility. You gave me super coverage and I am eternally grateful. Your help made my various assignments that much more rewarding. Continue your fine work. Please pray for me, as I do for all of you. May God grant you all the graces to continue in your chosen profession, to discover and to live what He has dreamed for you. Father Normand Boulet Attleboro

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PILGRIM VIRGIN is held aloft for veneration at the Berlin Wall, dUri~g worldwid.e tour of statue, which will be in southeaster~ Massachusetts next year durmg 75th anmversary celebration of Fall River diocese. (NC Photo)

Around World with Pilgrim Virgin By John Muthig

John Haffert, a leading layman in the Blue Army, said that the group tried to buy an airplane for this and future tours. Those plans, too, fell through. But the group managed to lease a DC-8, hire a crew and fit out a chapel in the plane between the first and second-class cabins.

Red Sea - reenacting the Passover in a unique fashion. Usually the pilgrim statue travels around the United states. Kaczmarek former president of Kasmir and Sons plastics manufacturers, places the statue on a purchased first-class plane seat next to his own as he travels from diocese to diocese preaching the message of Fatima. "When I was asked to be the statue's escort," he said, "I refused. Then one day when the statue was within 15 miles of my Michigan home, the official escort fell ill, and I was called on to 'pinch-hit.' "As I preached in a church in Cassidy, Mich., a nurse who did not know me volunteered to care for my invalid mother without payment if I would accompany the statue. "Since that day, nurse Donna Madison has been caring for my

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mother 12 hours a day and won't even accept car fare payment from my family," says Kaczmarek. The appearance of Mrs. Madison three years ago convinced Kaczmarec to become the statue's escort - and it was the first of many wonders and cures which he says he has witnessed. "The statue wept tears on our visit to Las Vegas Jan. 8-10 this year," he states. "Ninety-ni~e percent of the cures I've Wlt.nessed are of the spiritual nature, and an additional one percent are physical cures," says the Flint, Mich., native. Kaszmarek said that before he felt the "call" to follow the statue he was tongue-tied and very shy. On this tour, be spoke in a single day at 12 Masses in Bombay alone. Kaczmarek says that the statue, carved out of Brazilian cedar on the direction. of Sister Lucia (lone survivor of the three children who saw Mary at Fatima) is said to change facial expression. Members of the, pilgrimage said that they saw the statue smile in Anchorage, Alaska. The· tour has included stops in Honolulu, in Japan and Korea, in Hong Kong, Thailand, and several cities in India. The pilgrim statue which ended its world tour in Fatima May 13 before it returned to the United States, is booked ahead for two years of visits to parishes. In Rome, Pope Paul VI did not take part in the Fatima ceremonies, but authorized his secretary of state, Cardinal Jean Villot, to send this telegram: "The Holy Father expresses deep happiness over the solemn Marian ceremonies ... He hopes that Romans will continue to show their centuries-old and ardent devotion to Our Lady through ·Christian living, always consistent with the Gospel message."

ROME (NC) - Young men wept, Old women shouted, "Viva Maria'" Teenagers shinnied up street lamps and traffic lights to get a better view. The excitement was caused by the arrival in Rome May 1 of the four-foot-high Pilgrim Virgin statue of Our Lady. of Fatima, being borne around the There, Mass is celebrated beworld on a chartered plane by tween stops and "at the conse173 American followers of the cration the priest blesses the Blue Army. It will be in the Fall world below." said Haffert. River diocese during June, 1979. FQr Haffert the most memorThe Rome response flabber- able moment of the tour was the gasted organizers. flight from Cairo to Jerusalem Rome - a city that boasts on Passover. He said that theirs dozens of its own miraculous was the first non-diplomatic dimadonnas - turned out more rect flight permitted between than half ofa million people for the two cities since 1948. Masses, candlelight processions The 167 Americans who paid and prayer vigils accompanying about $14,000 each to make the the statue's visit May 1-3. 16-day pilgrimage, celebrated Rome was the 13th stop in the Mass as the plane flew over the Blue Army's first-ever round-theworld tour. ",People are hungry - hungry, hungry - for this devotion," said Continued from Page One est in natural methods than in chosen in a sense a protection Louis Kaczmarek, 46-year-old lifeJlong "escort" for the pilgrim She said that the "slippery Europe. In public opinion in against the other." statue. slope" argument of the encycli- . France, in the press, in medical She continued: "When a couple "The two most impressive mo- cal that if artificial contracep- circles, in books, natural meth- can practice the natural method, ments of this pilgrimage for me tio~ is admitted, worse things ods are less ridiculed than preboth are in equality. One doesn't were in Taiwan, where nine of will follow, has been proven by viously." bear the J:mrden of contraception the country's 11 bishops concele- the events of the last decade. The problem of birth regula- more thim the other. The natbrated a solemn Mass, and in The Guys, from Grenoble, tion is related to the whole life ural method goes in the direcBombay, where half a million France, have four children and of the couple, Francois contin- tion of greater equality of people lined a street for two three grandchildren. Though each ued. "It can't be separated from women. miles to pay tribute to the stat- is about 50 years old, they look the whole life of the couple. In "In earlier times, the man deue," said Kaczmarek in an in- much younger. that perspective, the choice of cided when he wanted a child terview in Rome. He is vice president of the methods is not indifferent." and imposed himself on his wife. Strangely enough, the idea for International Federation for "For us," his wife added, "It's Nowadays the wife says: 'I'm a world tour was given to the Family Life Promotion and they Blue Army by the Red Chinese, are co-directors of the Child and not an indifferent matter if a the boss, I make the decision,' man chooses to have his wife as she waves her pill in the air. say organizers. Several Commu- Couple Research Institute. With the natural method we ist Chinese heard Blue Army She is a specialist in birth block her ovaries." "Even if the couple has cho- seek a middle road. It's real officials speak in Saigon in 1974 regulation and works in the maabout the errors which Our Lady ternity department of a Gren- sen," he interjected, "one has equality." of Fatima said would come out oble hospital where many of her .. of Russia. patients are illiterate immiThe Chinese evidently felt that grants. the Fatima prophecies would fan "Ironically," she said, "many the flames of the Sino-Soviet gynecologists who prescribe the rift and started wheels turning pill know that it disturbs the INDUSTRIAL and DOMESTIC to have the pilgrim statue in- woman's cycle. They ask the vited to Peking. women to observe their cycle Blue Army officials said that according to the natural method with the death of Chinese Prime first. . Minister Chou En Lai, however, "There is an ecological curthe political situation would not rent, a reaction against aritficial permit a visit. things." They went ahead anyway with "In the United States," Fran312 Hillman Street 999-4411 New Bedford the world tour plans. cois said, "there is more inter• ••••••••• + •••••••••••••••••• + •••••••••••••••••

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Are We Playing Games In The Survey Business? lIy REV. ANDREW M. GREELEY

With its characteristic skill for uncovering the amateur and the inept, The National Catholic Reporter recently headlined a new "study" of the priesthood by CORPUS, an organization made up of some (but by no means all) resigned priests. The study is about as reliable as The National Catholic Reporter itself. According to the NCR story, all diocesan priests and all religious order priests doing parish work in the country received copies of the questionnaire. (I

didn't, incidentally.) The r~颅 sponse rate was 16 percent, and there was no follow-up to rah;e that rate. Not surprisingly, the study found that priests favor the ordination of married men, 0)tional celibacy and the retU:'n to the active ministry of married priests. CORPUS issued a statement demanding that bis:lops begin preliminary actions to achieve these goals. Of course, no one is holding his breath until that hapens. The NCR story doesn't mention it, but it would appear that there has been a declir:e in support of optional celibacy sin:e the NaRC study of the priesthood in the beginning of the decade. It would also appear that the clergy is less likely to support the ordination of wor.1:~n than the laity. Funny thing, but

the NCR doesn't mention that either. Now I don't particularly believe either one of these findings, but then I don't believe anything else about the study either. I'm not accusing CORPUS or the NCR of falsifying anything; I'm merely accusing them of not having the slightest idea of how to take a survey. The survey director is described in the NCR article as saying that the results are "extremely valid" because of the size of the response (6,000 priests are about one-sixth of those surveyed) and the similarity of answers from different regions of the country. I'm not sure what the adjective "extremely" adds to "valid," but I do know that neither size of response nor regional distribution of response has anything to do

with validity as this word is used by those whose business it is to do surveys.

.I did not invent either probability statistics or casual modeling, but I must insist that those who have never heard of R. A. If you get a 16 percent response rate to a survey, the best- Fisher or Cyril Wright and their thing to do is to throw the re- contribution to professional sursults in the wastebasket, be- veys ought not to play games cause you have no way of in the survey business. It may seem improbable that knowing - and you could even a sample with 1,000 respondents have 100,000 respondents, as the Literary Digest did when it and an 80 percent response rate predicted by the same method is infinitely superior to one with that Landon would beat Roose- 6,000 respondents and a 16 velt in 1936 - what the other percent response rate. Nonetheless, it is' demonstrably true, if 84 percent think. you are patient enough to in"You only accept surveys that vestigate the mathematics inare done your way" is the volved. It is also true that you charge I hear repeatedly, espec- can have 800,000 respondents, ially from priests, as though as the Call to Action folks there were other ways of tak- claim they did. These responses ing surveys that are equally as are worthless if you do not have good or equally as useful as the some kind of probability sample way we do them at NaRC. The (which neither the Call to Acissue i,s not whether it's my way tion folks or the Catechetical but whether it's the right way. Director folks seem to grasp).

H,ow To M,ci,ke t,he Summer Last ... and Last a,rid Last By

MARY CARSON

While a few people dislike summer, most complain that it goes too quickly. It's probably because they treasure freedom from schedules, less pressure . . . and, for some, two weeks of preci~us vacation. I read a story once about four families who had an ingenious approach to summer vacation. They rented a large cabin in the

mountains, each family for t\vo of eight consecutive weeks. Eetween them, they had 13 children. At the beginning of the eight weeks all 13 children and O:le set of parents went to the cabin. At the end of those t\Vo weeks, another couple then took their two weeks with the 13 children. All four couples agreed it was an ideal summer. Actually the two weeks in the mountains with the 13 kids were horrible . . . but the other six weeks at home alone were marvelous. ,I .always complain that summer goes too quickly and that story made me realize that I

could probably change that. With a little effort I could make summer seem endless. There are half a dozen kids in my neighborhood who always make the top of my Least Favorite People list. Suppose I were to take those six kids for July and August, giving their parents two months freedom? Thinking of one boy in particular, two hours, not two months, would be all that it would take for me to wish it were September. There are other possibilities: * Hire a maid ... who doesn't start till September. 15. ':' Keep your lawn trimmed with a nail clipper and a ruler,

':' Go back to work . . . in a bakery without air-conditioning. ':' Do absolutely nothing. ':' 'Plan your vacation for October. * Spend the summer' in your teen-ager's room with the stereo going full blast on the latest rock group. * Find a crafts project you absolutely detest. Join a group that meets every day for July and August. . . Actu'ally I'd 'prefer' another plan. For one summer I'd like to do all the things I always plan and never get to. Without having to get anyone out for school, it would be good to read late into the night and sleep

until noon. There should be time for picnics, and swiimming, for visiting museums, for 'visiting friends I don't often see. There should be time just to think, to enjoy the warmth of the weather. There should be time for so mlmy things . . . but unfortunately work gets in the way. I wish my husband and I hadn't let our family develop the bad habit of eating. Summer's . such a beautiful lime, but it lasts only two or three months. I wonder, if we lived in a warmer climate where it was "summer" for six or eight months of the year, whether I'd tire of it. I don't know ... but I'd like to find out.

The Carter Arms Sale Policy By

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Last' month was the first llnniversary of President Jimmy Carter's announcement of a new policy to reduce American arms sales. That anniversary, falling on the eve of the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament, offers a fitting time for a review of implementation of that policy. Carter said that in the future arms transfers would be looked upon as " an exceptional foreign policy implement." "In the future," he said," "the burden of persuasion will be on those who favor a particular sale rather than those who oppose it." A year later, the administration and its critics read the same figures in different ways. The administration says that actual arms sales have decreased from $9.3 billion to $8.6 hillion, although a report by the General Accounting Office, a congressional watchdog agency, said the $9.3 billion figure was actually

overstated by $584 million, making the actual decrease $66 million. But Carter exempted arms sales to traditional U.S. allies and sales of technical services from his arms sale ceiling. So during the same year, arms sales to NATO, Japan, Australia and New Zealand increased (rcm $1.3 to $1.5 billion. But the mest dramatic increase came in sales of U.S. technical services, which rose from $900 million to ,$3 billion for countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia. This means that overall arms sales rose from $11.2 billion to $13.2 billion, still well over half the world's arms sales. The institute for Policy Studies, a think tank based in Washington, said, "There have, with few exceptions, been no significant changes in sales to specific regions or countries" and be justifications given for each arms sale are "shorter and more perfunctory than they were under Ford or Nixon. "A Congressional Resear::h Service report released in October of last year concluded t.hat instead of being used as an EXceptional foreign policy instrument , U.S. arms transfers eentinue to occur on a rather reutine basis>

The Institute said the administration's arms policy is "full of gaps and contradictions." "Most recently spokespeople for the administration have argued that congressional and other critics have simply expected too much too soon from President Carter's new policy," the Institute said. "We conclude from this, however, not that we should be pa-tient, but that Congress should resume its efforts to control U.S. arms sale policy in the rection of ::-eal and effective restraint." The State Department marked the first anniversary of the Carter arms sales policy by saying it had refused $1 billion in arms sale requests from 67 countries during the past year. The department acknOWledged that some of the sales would have been refused even before the new policy. Father J..Bryan Hehir, associate secretary for international justice and peace for the U.S. Catholic conference, is somewhat more patient than other administration critics. In recent testimony on defense spending, he commended the administration for its initial efforts and said "it was not to be expected that such a departure could

show immediate results." He said the work of the new Arms Export Control Board "is immensely complicated by domestic pressures, by the momentum of lhe trade itself and by the relatively greater importance 'Of farms exports to the economies of the' United States and France." . Father Hehir has called the arms sale policy "a well-conceived and realistic路 attempt to strike a balance between those arms transfers that seemed clearly in the U.S. interest, for example, to NATO countries and Japan, and those that resulted from high pressure selling (or worse) by sales representatives of U.S. manufacturers or embassy and U.S. military representatives." a~ministration

He said the USCC was particularly concerned about arms sales to authoritarian countries who used their weapons against their own people. But he said that in cases such as arms sales to the Middle East, "the judgment . . . is a more complicated affair, politically and ethically."

Necrology July 14 Rev. Nicholas Fett, sS.ce. 1938, Pastor, St. Boniface, New Bedford Rev. Edmund J. Neenan, 1949, Assistant, Sacred Heart, Oak Bluffs July 16 Rev. Bernard Percot, O.P., 1937, Founder, St. Dominic, Swansea July 17 Rev. William J. Smith, 1960, Pastor, St. James, Taunton

"It is not, however," he said, "as clear as it might be that arms sales are no longer being used as a convenient 'implement of foreign' policy.''' He pointed to the sale of $1.2 billion in arms to Iran as "a case in point."

July 18 Rev. Adalbert Szklanny, 1968, St. Patrick, Fall River

"It is obvious that in assessing the political and moral legitimacy of a given case it will be necessary to examine the local, regional and international context in which the sale is made," Father Hehir said.

July 19 Most Rev. Daniel F. Feehan, D.D., 1934, 2nd Bishop of Fall River 1907-34 Rev. Francis M. Coady, 1975, Pastor, SS. Peter & Paul, Fall River


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AT CENTURY CLUB meeting at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, from left, Father James C. O'Brien, SJ, principal; Mrs. James A. O'Brien Jr.; Dr. Francis J. D'Errico; Father -Peter T. Farrelly, SJ, newly appointed school president. Mrs. O'Brien and Dr. D'Errico were in charge of reception honoring Father Farrelly. (Torchia .Photo)

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Continued from Page One J. H. Fonck, diocesan executive housekeepers, secretaries and re- assist8!Ilt for temporal affairs, in ligious education coordinators. the letter. The diocese has choAnother method of participa- sen to use the reimbursement .tion in unemployment insurance method in 1978. The controversy centers on programs is available to nonprofit organizations, such as 1976 amendments to the Federal WOODSTOCK, Md. (NC) church-related schools, and to Unemployment Tax Act, by The nun who was awarded the govemmental entities, accord- which Congress eliminated cerfirst scholarship from the Cath- to Murray Rubin of the Labor tain exemptions from participaolic Women's Seminary Fnud Department's unemployment in- tion in state programs. The' has tumed it down because her surance services. Under that amendments took effect Jan I, order, the School Sisters of No- option, called the reimbursement 1978, but the usee and other tre Dame, cannot allow her the method. the employer pays only Catholic groups contend that ti~e off for seminary studies. the dollar-for-dollar benefi~ ac- they do not apply to CathoHc Sister Lynne Schmidt, a pas- tually given to former employ- schools. Marshall's April 18 optoral associate at St. Peter Par- ees., Therefore, Rubin said, an inion said otherwise. ish in Fulton, Mo., has discus- employer' who "never lays off In a letter to all bishops dated sed with her order the question anyone" would owe nothing. April 24, Bishop Kelly said: "The of taking time off for studies beThe Marshall opinion has al- opinion of Secretary Marshall fore receiving the $500 scholar- ready led to action in at least does not have the binding effect ship'in mid-April, but no defin- one diocese. A djocesan official of a regulation. It is an advisory ite answer had been given. Offi- in Joliet, Ill., said in a letter to the states on the manner in cials of the order later said it dated April 25 that Bishop Ro- whic1t the Department of Labor would be difficult for them fin- 'meo Blanchette asked him "to interprets the federal law. The ancially to release Sister Sch- caution all pastors, principals states may follow it or reject midt for stUdy this year. and school board presidents to Bishop Michael McAuliffe, of be discreet in your hiring and Jefferson City, Mo., chairman of firing practices. At Stonehill the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc ComNews from Stonehill College "Make certain the people you mitte on Women in Society and hire cap do the job; follow school North Easton, includes appointthe Church, had agreed to co- board personnel policies implicit- ment of Professor Paul Gastonsponsor Sister Schmidt in her ly; maintain all records as to guay as associate academic seminary studies in order to aid job performance, discussions, dean. He was previously an asher in her pastoral work, but reprimands, commendations, sociate professor of biology on not as a step toward ordination. etc. They may all have a bearing the college faculty and he re.The nun is interested in ordina- should an employee claim unem- places Professor Frank L. Ryan. tion if it is ever allowed for ployment compensation," said .His major interests include biwomen in the church, but this ological evolution and medical was not mentioned when the ethics. bishop agreed to co-sponsor her Also at Stonehill, 23 students, seminary studies. aged 60 or older, are participa.Continued fJ:om Page One The Catholic Women's Semin- are forbidden by their charters ting in an "Elderhostel" proary Fund, based in Woodstock, to accept money with strings gram, .taking college courses and Md., gives scholarships to wom- attached and would collapse if living on the campus. en interested in ordination to the they had to function without Roman Catholic priesthood. A U.S. funds. IRS Reverse Ruling second scholarship is expected Church groups also argue that: WA:SHINGTON . (NC) - The to be awarded around the end - Aid programs are in the Intema~ Revenue Service has reof June. Sister Schmidt told The Cath- best interests of the United versed itself on the question of olic Review, Baltimore archdio- States because the U.S. economy whether tax-exempt non-profit cesan newspaper, that she did benefits from a healthy Third organizations can question polinot think the decision by her World economy. Every dollar tical candidates for public office order was influenced by pub- sent to the intemational banks about their views and publish licity surrounding the scholar- has generated $1.75 in purchase the responses. Stating that cerof U.S. goods and services. - tain "voter education" activities ship. - Cuts would weaken the would not jeopardize the taxrelative standing of the U.S. as exempt status of so-called 501 Restrictions Asked an aid donor; it already ranks (c) (3) organizations. the IRS on Americans, including hand- 12th of 17 major nations in June 2 revoked a month-old rulgun owners, want tougher legal terms of foreign aid as a per- ing. restrictions on handguns, says centage of gross national proda survey conducted for the Cen- uct. ter .for the Study and Preven- Aid cuts would reduce tion of Handgun Violence, an U.S. influence on the internationorganization based in Philadel- al banks and on foreign affairs phia. in general.

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Encounter Continued from Page One "Christian married love does not end with itself," Bishop Hunthausen noted, "but is at the service of the people of the church," and "is integrally a part of the mission of the church in the whole world." The concluding Mass had several hundred concelebrants. Scriptural readings were given in English, French and Spanish, languages used extensively thrOUghout the meeting. Participants were from 34 foreign countries and from throughout the United States. A delegation of French-speaking Canadians, headed by Bishop Adolph E. Proulx of Hull, Quebec, filled 37 buses to travel to the convention site. Others chartered planes to nearby airports. Included among foreign guests were couples from Ireland, Australia. the Philippines, Korea, Puerto Rico and several South American countries. Convention participants were united by a common elem,ent all had experienced a Marriage Encounter weekend, a technique for helping couples to communicate and share deep feelings. Worldwide Marriage Encounter, sponsor of the Amherst meeting, is one of the principal branches of the movement, described as "devoted to the ~­ newal of the sacrament of matrimony iIi and for the Catholic Church:' Other denominations have adapted the movement and nine faiths were registered at the convention. Worldwide Matiage Encounter was launched· in ,the late 1960s by Jesuit Father Charles Gallagher, who spoke at the Amherst meeting on evangelization. He challenged. his listeners "to examine how you are going to be evangelists" and recommended that Catholics "leam to spend ourselves most recklessly."


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FALMOUTH ST. PATRICK 511 East Main Street Schedule Effective weekend of June 24-25 Masses: Sunday-7:oo, 8:45, 10:00, 11:15, 5:30 P.M. Saturday Ev~:30 and 7:00 P.M. Daily-7:00 A.M. - Saturdays 8:00 A.M.

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HYANNIS ST. FRANCIS XAVffia 347 South Street Masses: Sunday-7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, A.M., 12:00 Noon and 5:00 P.M. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:30 P.M. Daily-7:00 A.M. and 12:10 P.M. Confessions: Saturday- 4:00-5:00 P.M. and after 7:30 P.M. Mass

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MAnAPOISm ST. ANTHONY 22 Barstow Street Masses: Sunday-7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 A.M. Saturday--8 A.M.-4:30 and 7:00 P.M. Daily--8:00 A.M.

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OSTERVILLE OUR LADY OF THE ASsUMPTION 78 Wianno Avenue Schedule Effective June 24 thru Sept. 3 Masses: Sunday-7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 A.M. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:30 P.M. Daily-7:00 and 9:00 A.M. Confessions: Saturday-4:15 - 5:00 P.M.

SAN1:UIT ST. JUDE'S CHAPEL Route 28 Masses: Sunday-9:oo and 10:30 A.M. Saturday-o:OO P.M. Confessions: Saturday-4:15· 5:00 P.M.

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PROVINCETOWN ST. PETER THE APOSTLE II Prince Street Masses: .Sunday-7:00,-9:00, 10:00, 11:00 A.M., ~lDd 5:30 P.M. Saturday Eve.-7:oo P.M. DaUy-7:00 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. (except Saturday) Confessions: Saturday-4:oo-4:30 P.M.

SANDWICH CORPUS CHRISTI 8 JarvesStreet Schedule Effective June 24 Masses: Sunday--8:oo, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM. and 12 Noon Saturday Eve.4:00 and 7:00 P.M. DaUy-9:00 A.M.

SAGAMORE ST. nlERESA Route 8 . Schedule Effective June 24 Masses: Sunday--8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 A.M. .Saturday Eve.--6:00 P.M.

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Visitation Ri:ghts By Dr. Jim and Mary Kenny _ Dear Dr. Kenny: YOlJr advice to allow the custodian parent (of ehildren after a divoree)to decide when the other parent can visit is disheartening. People divorce because of incompatibility - if they got' along well, they wouldn't divorce. Consequently, the courts see that the stable development of a cbi1d from a broken home needs the 'reassurance that the absent parent still loves that child. As a divorced, remarried mother of four, I hardly feel justification in depriving my children of contact with their "natural" father good or bad. (Olda.) A. Thank you for your comments .You are a rare person who is willing to respect the rights of the parent who does not have. custody. However, it is not the rights of the parents that concern me most. Traditionally, the court's role has been to protect the helpless. IN 'TOM AND JOANNE,' broadcast last night on CBS, In the case of divorce where children are involv~d, it is the Joel Fabiani played a divorced father who found relationchildren who need the court's ships with his children (Jennifer Cooke and Colin McKenspecial concern. What is best na) difficult. (NC Photo) for them? The adults can manage for themselves. terrible arrangement which of- visits would be even better. Unfortunately, the courtroom fers no stability. The non-custodial parents who often becomes the battleground Even when the divorce settle- read this will be unhappy. I where the disagreeing adults ment is amicable, regular visits am sorry. I am thinking, not of fight out their anger with the with the "other" parent become ~eir rights, but of their child~ children as a niajor weapon. difficult. The non-custodial par- reno A stable, consistent home is Custody battles c~ continue for ent tends to become indulgent critical to sound development. , years. pr-lm.ary . caretaker, is like a grandparent. At. tbeir regu- One Usually, an uneasy compro- lar home the children have to enough. Two create a· problem. mise is reached by the parents' do chores and follow rules. King Solomon proposed to lawyers dividing the children's Small wonder that they find solve a dispute between two altime 'between two households. their weekend home more at- leged mothers by cutting the I think children need legal tractive. At the first confronta- child in half with his sword. representation of their own in tion, they announce: "I want Hearing that, the true mother, any custody hearing. Their rights to live with daddy." full of love for her child, gave must be primary. We know there Poor mother. She tries to raise hini up. Rather than see her is a high correlation between her children well as a single child split, she preferred to see mental illness and broken parent, and her efforts are con- him belong -totally to someone homes. The court's job should founded by this "nice guy" they else. be to provide as stable' a post- visit on weekends. Even in good A 'psychological split can be divorce home for the children as situations, the switching of as destructive as a sword. Even possible. children back and forth does not where the parents are both exYou, feel a child needs reas- work. cellent people, the child is torn. surance that the absent parent Divorce is hard. It separates I believe strongly that the still loves him. I agree that this parent who has custody is in not only adults but also childis nice. There are many ways, the best position to determine ren. It is time we made custody however, to provide this reas- the frequency and length of decisions based on the rights surance. A regular switching of visits with the other parent. I and needs of children in a dihouseholds for the children is the further believe that contacts vorce rather than their parents. worst. In some recent divorce with the non-custodial parent Reader questions on family settlements the courts have di- should be minimal, no more than living' and child care are invited. vided the time equally - one one weekend per month. A visit Address questions to The Ken· week with one parent, the next of two or three weeks in the nys, c/o The Anchor, P.O. Box week with the other. That is a summer to replace the monthly 7, Fall River, Mass. 02722. o

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Values Taught, Caught, He Says ST. LOUIS (NC) - Speakers urged strengthened family ties and the rejection of some cuirent theories and practices the first national Parent Day Convention, sponsored by the National Forum of Catholic Parent Organizations. iNorbertine Father Alfred McBride, executive director of the National Forum of Religious Educators, called on parents to pass five values t~ their children: love; truth, esteem,' fulfillm~nt and spirituality. "They must concentrate on their capacity to love, not to be lovable," he said. "You're not in the 'business of raising teddy bears."

Positive qualities of - love care, concern, respect and responsibility - must be taught, he said: "A verY pernicious educational theory has swept the nation like a black plague over the past 10 years, and that is that values caught, according to Father McBride. He described his recommended technique to overcome deficiencies in self-esteem. "If you treat those children as precious vessels of the Godhead, that's how they will feel about themselves." He encouraged lavish praise to "bring them out of themselves, to make them stretch." Another speaker, SHnor Ford,

a professor at the Fordham University School of Education, said many children today are not learning to read, to write and to add, .. and more importantly, , not loving the Lorc;l Jesus," because they do not feel wanted, cared for or useful. She criticized" American television viewing habits as excessive, and cautioned against the attitude that children should have everything their parents missed in childhood. Children need responsibility, she said. "When we make each kid .in the family feel that the whole family is counting on him, we give him a reason to hope, a reason to live."


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AMissioner from Iowa munity leaders to set up daycamp programs for low-income Brother Curt Kedley was lay- children, sheltered workshops ing floor tile and doing assorted for the handicapped, a group carpentry in Iowa when he met home for the mentally retarded a member of the Glenmary Home and demonstration housing that Missioners. That meeting be- has become a model for other came a crossroads in his life. communities. Young Kedley heard a whisBrother Kedley started the per that became a call to rural Ashe County Adult Developministry. He swapped the grass- ment Association in Jefferson, lands of the prairie for the hills N.C. three years ago with seed and jagged mountains of Appa-, money from Glenmary. The lachia. mentally retarded, 18 years or The modern missioner has his older, are taught community own way of preparing the living and work skills. They reground for the seed of faith. It's ceive a basic education and quiet and low-key, but the re- training that enables them to sult is a forceful, fruitful minis- move into a more independent try. style of living. When they atAs part of Glenmary's "broth- tain a certain level, some partier power," he has spent the cipate' in sheltered workshop past four years in western North programs. Others transfer to Carolina working with com- group living that gradually prepares them to maintain a home of their own. Because of the visible effect on the men and women in the program, it receives support and By Father Joseph M. Champlin encouragement from parents, Last July St. John the Baptist guardians and the oommunity. A Church Syracuse, N.Y., was pre- year ago this support was plain paring to launch a month-long to see when nine tractor-trailer loads of unassembled cabinets evangelization program. Earlier the pastor, Msgr. and vanities were delivered to Charles Eckermann, had proposed an extensive effort for reaching Ott to the unchurched of the parish and updating the census. By Father Alfred McBride The staff made suggestions, then sent the proposal to the The Virginia Company of Lonparish council for approval. don devoted itself to opening up Msgr. EC:lI:ermann obtained the the Atlantic coast of North Amsummer services of four Sisters erica. On Nov. 13, 1622, the of St. Joseph and three semin- members held a feast at the arians who, together with the Merchant Taylor's Hall. three resident priests, did the Before the dinner, they sat in actual visitation of 868 homes. St. Michael's Church in CornAs a first step the staff divid- hill to hear a sermon from John ed the parish into four geo- Donne, the dean of St. Paul's graphic areas. They then ex- Cathedral. The dean told these amined the previous census, the 400 businessmen that their main current e:welope list, public work in crossing the Atlantic school religious education regis- was not so much to make money tration records and recent Cath- as to win souls. olic high school enrollment data. "God taught us to make ships, From these sources the director not to transport ourselves but to assembelec. the list of homes to transport Him. Let your sailors be visited. be missionaries, and you shall Immediate preparation includ- have made this island, which is ed two weekend homilies, the but the suburbs of the old world, development of an attractive a bridge to the new. It shall join brochure, an appeal to many for all to that world that shall never prayer anc. a tWO-day orientation grow old, the kingdom of heavsession. en." This last step, a Thursday This missionary spirit urged night through Saturday morn- by Dean Donne coincided with ing experience, sought to pro- the commercial development of vide the workers with informa- the lands of the New World. tion about marriage annulment The Spanish, Portuguese and procedures, enhance their listen- French had already begun to ing skills and foster a prayer- make their way to the Western ful, enthusiastic spirit for the Hemisphere. French Jesuits were forthcoming project. Two outside bringing Christ to the Indians in experts, a priest from the mar- the Great Lakes area of the riage tribunal and a counseling United States. psychologist, supplied the input Franciscans, spurred by the in their fields. inspiring work of Junipero SerOn July 5, the missionaries ra, worked in the Southwest and began their calls, working each California, as well as in the day from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m., Florida area. breaking for dinner, then - reThe strong Catholic presence Turn to Page Thirteen today in places such as the By Grace Cottrell

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the association, the gift of a relative of a program participant. Winning the confidence of a largely unchurched community involves service. Brother Kedley's style is one of response to where the people are, what they see their needs to be, and what they'd like to have developed. His leadership and the Glenmary seed money launched the Ashe County program, now funded through state and federal channels as well as locally. Another expression or' Brother Kedley's modern approach to rural ministry is a test-tube house in which three individually proven economies were combined: solar heat, methane gas and diagonal studding ( in lieu of upright). A low-income family of five now lives in the test-tube house, which is monitored by state and federal representatives. If it proves feasible, it will _be a breakthrough, economically and ecologically, for people everywhere. In a more subtle way, Brother Kedley has made the Catholic Turn to Page Thirteen

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II Juniper. Serra By Father John J. Castelot California was first settled by the Spanish in the 18th century, under the leadership of heroic Franciscan missionaries. Their leaders, the most heroic of them all, was Fra Junipero Serra. He was born in 1713, in Petra on the Spanish island of Majorca. He became a Franciscan priest and after earning his doctorate in theology was named to the Lullian University faculty. His future seemed assured: a life' of quiet scholarship combined with pastoral work. But when he was 30, he decided to be~ome a missionary. Turn to Page Thirteen


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Junipero Serra Continued from Page Twelve He induced one of his students, Francisco Palou, to join him. They landed at Vera Cruz, and from there walked 250 miles to Mexico City. On the last leg of the journey an insect bit Junipero but he paid no attention to it. It became infected Junipero never healed and caused him agonizing pain for the rest of his life. After a period of orientation at the Franciscan Convent of San Fernando, he was sent to the missions in the wild Sierra Gorda country to the north. He learned the Indians' language and labored at their evangelization for over eight years. Then he took charge of the missions in Baja (lower) California. The new inspector general of the Indies, a Christian gentleman named Galvez, visited. He, like Serra, dreamed of claiming Upper California, then unchartered wilderness, for the faith and Spain. The expedition was carefully planned and painfully carried· forth, with Serra and the civil governor, Portola, in command. Eventually, they reached San Diego and established a mission, one which proved extremely troublesome, largely because of the Indians' hostility. But Serra loved them and won them over, at least temporarily. Communications with Mexico were slow and hazardous, but this was just a first step; they were eager to find Monterey. Portola reached it by land, Serra by sea a few days later. Junipero was ecstatic. It was a lovely spot and he made it his headquarters and lost no time in converting the local Indians. Some of the ci~il governors were excellent men; others were thorns in his side. One in particular was quite neurotic and finally Serra went back to Mexico City to explain the situation to the viceroy. When he arrived he was so sick and his leg so ulcerous that they forced him to bed. But not for long; the viceroy. proved to be a man of highest caliber who accepted all of Serra's recommendations and sent a new governor to replace the troublemaker. Serra's devotion to his IIndians was well nigh incredible.

Missioner Continued from Page Twelve presence seen and felt by using volunteers. Every summer, six to eight young men come to Jefferson, not as Catholics, but as concerned friends. They are ready to patch a leaky pipe, haul a load of used clothing to a family in need, or run over the mountain to visit Aunt Hattie, who is old and lonely. By the time the ties of friendship are knotted, the volunteer is recognized as a Catholic, and "Ah, he's not a bad fellow a.t alL" It's the outstretch that enlarges the gateway to understanding and spirituality for thousands of mountain people. It's the extra reach that brings them through the open doors of the church. This is the task Brother Kedley is about, the task of missioners everywhere.

When he learned at Monterey that the San Diego natives had burned the mission and killed, among others, a dear Franciscan friend he begged the governor not to take reprisals. It is impossible to tell in a short space all of Serra's accomplishments. Either personally or through others, he founded missions from San Diego to San Francisco. Age and infirmity caught up with him; the condition of his leg was intolerable and he had contracted an asthmatic condition which made breathing painful. He died quietly at the mission near Monterey-Carmel on Aug. 28, 1784 at 71.

Unchurched Continued from Page Twelve suming visits from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, they gave two hours to the program; on Sunday everyone had a day off. At month's end, the visitors there was an evaluation of the four-week's work. The results? - A little more than half the homes were visited with someone at home; in the other cases either no one was in the house (the callers left a brochure) or the former parishioners had moved. - The missionaries unearthed an abundance of spiritual needs among parishioners. For example, 30 confined persons requested Communion at home; 36 more referred to the church's social service representative; 40 with marriage cases or conscience problems asked for priestly assistance. Feedback from parishioners led to several practical recommendations for the future: - An ongoing, year-round home visitation; - A follow-up to problems or concerns aired by people; - Rotation of Communion calls between priests and sister ministers of the Eucharist to offer shut-ins an opportunity for penance and the anointing of the sick: - More frequent home Eucharists; - Greater awareness of Italian-speaking parishioners; - An occasional Latin Mass; - A parish newsletter to promote communication with the inactive people of St. John's; - Continued parental involvement in the church's sacramental preparation programs. Actual costs amounted to $3,800, money the workers considered well spent.

New Land Continued from Page Twelve the early Franciscans they were outposts for the rooting of the Gospel. The Franciscan strategy was that of St. Paul, setting up a network of Christian communities a day's journey apart. As for the 13 colonies, there was no missionary activity in the strict sense. There simply were not that many Catholics. The priests who came to serve the resident Catholic population possessed technical mission status but their work was one of maintenance more than conversion.

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Along with other devotees of NBA basketball I've followed the regular season's play, plus the playoffs, and throughout there were references as to how' religious a particular player was and that he was a member of the Christian Athletes. Some of my friends want to know more about th;s organization. I think what triggered their interest was refere':J.ces to Marvin Webster, center for the Seattle Supersonics, and to Elvin Hayes, the "Big E" of the now world champion Washington Bullets. In haseball there's a story of Cleveland Indian Andre Thornton and how Christ helped him overcome the tragedy of losing his wife and little daughter in an automobile accident. In a letter I received from him he said "we should continue to show our faith and not be ashamed of it." Hardly the words one expects from a ballplayer these days. Andre is in his early 20's. He had his choice between football and baseball and chose the latter. Said his mother was happy about that. He has great respect for his mother. Ar..d how could one be a Christian and not respect one's parents? Kyle Rote Jr., soccer player for the Dallas Tornadoes, in answer to the question, "How does your attitude or philosophy toward violence or unnecessary physical contact fit in with your Christian philosophy of life?" replied: "It fits very well. I respect my opponents no~ only for their ability but for their personhood. Even though I may not know them, I'm concerned about them. 1 don't hate the enemy as an athelete is sometimes progammed. 1 want him ~o have a fulfilling life, but I don't think that beating me is a requisite for him having that fulfilling life. You don't have to give up or slack off to allow another person to feel personal worth. You give all that you have physically and psychologically because you're trying to reach whatever potential you have. And you honestly want others to reach that same fulfi1Iment, whether it be teammates or opponents." Coach Wayne Stagaard, head. football coach at Garden City High in southwestern Kansas, tells it this way: "Before be·· coming a Christian my coaching philosophy was ·based on competition at any cost. Now 1 focus on competition and co.operation." Stagaard's commitment to Christ was a decision that came about through his daughter Sunday Dawn, who weighed 2 pound!! 8 ounces at birth and underwent two major operations fOf curvature of the spine in he,r first fqur years. "I'm the cocky type, said Wayne, "and up until then 1

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A-3 Approved for Adults Only 'The Lord don't sponsor no losers.' figured I'd done a lot of goed things. But one of the mOBt humbling things a guy can do is get down on his knees and gh'e himself up. Once I asked Chri3t to fill the vacuum inside me, I started 11 new life." Several questions were put to Dr. William Beausay, president of the Academy for the Psychology of Sports. A former colle]e football player, he is also a pastor. Q. What should be the Christian's response to violence? A. There's no option. Jesus was not a violent person. The Christian is opposed to violerce in any fonn. Q. Ar.e there certain levels of sport - elementary school r,ge through the pros - at wh .ch violence is most destructive? A. Much worse at the lo\',er levels; less a problem in ':he pros. I have strong feelings about children's sports. Kids should not suffer defeats of a highly organized, pressurized nature in atheletics before the age of 13. 0, a playground with their buddies, fine. There's little there about winning lind los;ng. Their play is generally spontaneous, humorous, and creative, as it should be. The adult approach to kids sports, however, is usually quite intolerable. We do some pathological thing~ to youngsters. The problem is :)arents and coaches. 1 have difficulty with the coaching -;lrofession. Our best coaches an in the colleges and wit'l the 1=ros; basically, with people who don't need them. Our worst coa~hes are with the kids who are 'very dependent on good leadership. The pyramid is just upside down. And at the kid level you get some real animals. Just unbelievable! Unprepared men trying to get kids to do what they . are not capahle of doing and then getting mad at them when they can't." Christian Atheletes have a book of devotions. Contrib~Jting to it are coaches and players from the realms of baseball, basketba.ll, football, hockey, soccer. Here are a few examples: "Almost every athlete has had an unforgettable . competitive experience: making a last-second shot, a great defensive play, or a long touchdown run. Although I'm a basketball coach, my greatest thrill as a player came in football.

"I was a college sophomore battling for a starting position when 1 got an opportunity with the kick-off return team. As the second half began 1 was in the deep left position. Our coach had instructed us to employ the center return with the interior lineman cross-blocking. "I caught the ball on the five and started up the middle. It looked hopeless -a solid mass but 1 plunged of bodies straight ahead. Suddenly delayed timing of -the crossblocks opene~ a ,huge hole. One man touched me as I shot through it and cut left. My roommate threw a great block and then I was all alcne for a TD.

Aguirre All The President's Men All This and World War II IImerican Hot Wax The Amsterdam Kill Annie Hall Another Man, Another Chance Audrey Rose Bad News Bears in Break. ing Training The Battle of Chile Beyond and Back Bittersweet Love Black and White in Color Black Sunday. Bobby Deerfield Bound for Glory Breaker, Breaker Bridge Too Far Brothers . The Buddy Holly Story Burnt Offerings By the Blood of Others The Car Casey's Shadow Cassandra Crossing The Cheap Detective Checkered Flag or Crash Citizens Band Coma Coup de Grace Cousin Angelica Cria! Damnation Alley Day of the Animals

The Duellists The One and Only The Domino Principle Opening Night The Eagle Has landed Orca Efti Briest The Other Side of the F.I.S.T. Mountain, Part II FM Our Winning Season Gray Eagle The Outfit The Greatest Outlaw Blues House Calls Piece of Action If Ever I See You Again Pink Panther Strikes Again I Never Promised You a Rebellion in Patagonia Rose Garden Rocky Iphigenia Renaldo Clara I Wanna Hold Your Hand Rollercoaster Jaws Roseland Jaws II Sandakan 8 Jennifer Scott Joplin King Kong Seven-Per-Cent Solution laGrande Bourgeoise The Shootist last Remake of Beau Geste Shout At The DeviI The late Show Sidewinder The last Waltz Silver Streak let's Talk About Men Smokey and Bandit Lifeguard Sorcerer A little Night Music Spy Who loved Me Logan's Run A Star Is Born looking Up Starship Invasions lumiere Stroszek Madame Rosa Sweet Revenge March or Die Telefon The Medusa Touch Tentacles Mr. Klein Thank God It's Friday New York, New York Thieves Nunzio The Turning Point Obsession A Woman's Decision Oh, God!

"I've thought about that run many times since and have tried relat.ng it to life in general, especially the Christian life. We gtab the ball and start for the goal line. But many obstacles must be overcome beB - Obiectionable in Part for Everyone fore we can break into the clear. Almost Summer Journey into the Beyond Ruby And so often it's easy to deviate The Best Way The last Days of Man on The Silver Bears from God's game plan. Between the lines Earth Skateboard The Big Sleep let Joy Reign Supreme Straight Time "Whenever this happens .we The Boys in Company C Mado Suspiria usually get hit hard for a loss. Coming Home The Manitou Thunder and Lightning But if we keep our eyes on that Corvette Summer Man Who loved Women Town That Dreaded Sungoal line and remember that we Cross of Iron Marathon Man down Damien-Omen II Mean Frank, Crazy Tony Twilight's Last Gleaming have the greatest blocker of all The Deep Network Two Minute Warning time, Jesus Christ, running inThe Enforcer The Next Man An Unmarried Woman terference for us, we'll eventFinal Chapter· Walking Tall A Night Full of Rain Voyage to Grand Tartarie ually cross that last marker. The Goodbye Girl The Omen Which Way Is Up Grease One-On·One Youngblood Prayer suggestion: Lord, don't It lives Again One Sings, the Other let us lose sight of your end It's Alive Doesn't zone when the going gets Jabberwocky Pardon Mon Affaire tough." (Dick Schultz, Head Basketball Coach, University of .A-4 Separate Classification Iowa) (A Separate Classification is given to certain films which while not Tom ~~andry, Head Coach morally offensive, require some analysis and explanation as a proDallas Cowboys: "Christ does tection against wrong interpretations and false conclusions.) not reward us for excuses but High Anxiety Nasty Habits Short Eyes according to how well we fol-· The lacemaker Outrageous! A Special Day lowed his game plan for our The last Tycoon Saturday Night Fever Summer Paradise lives. We need to strengthen our My Father, My Master The Serpent's Egg spiritual muscles so that we can be overcomers for His C - Condemned glory," The Betsy The First Time 1900 Blue Collar The Fury Other Side of Midnight Don Maynard, New York Blue Country The Gauntlet Pretty Baby Jets: "Christ gave my life the The Greek Tycoon Rabbit Test The Chicken Chronicles win~ing edge long before footThe Hills Have Eyes Rabid The Choirboys ball. He is the Perfect Passer! Chosen House by the lake Rolling Thunder In the Realm of the Senses Salo A Different Story Everything 1 am, lowe to Him Dona Flor and Jail Bait Satan's Brew . . . for Christ has- truly made Joseph Andrews Semi-Tough Her Two Husbands life worth living. We're grateKentucky Fried Movie The Sensual Man Equus ful, Lore., for the fantastic field little Girl Who lives Down That Obscure Object of The End the Lane Desire Exorcist II: The Heretic position given us. Help us to looking for Mr. Goodbar Valentino Fingers take advantage of it," Norm Evans, Miami Dolphins: "Forgive us, Lord, for too often just going through the motions. May we get off the bench today and step out in faith for you,"

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Feehan Places Six on Star Track Team The remainder of the team has junior Mary Moore, Bourne, javelin; frosh Debbie Duarte, Dighton-Rehoboth, discus; senior. Diane Paradis, Dighton-Rehoboth. high jump; junior Louise Denault, New Bedford Yoke-Tech, hurdles; senior Terry Birritierri, Taunton, 100-yard dash; junior Kathie Murphy, Case, 220-yard run; The All-Star team in the West Division girls tennis is made up of 1, senior Liso Gross, Attleboro; 2, senior Liz Sullivan, Seekonk; 3, senior Dorothy DiOrio, Seekonk; 4, senior Nancy Griffin, Durfee; 5, senior, Pat Sullivan, Seekonk; 6. junior Pam Goddu, New Bedford; 7, junior Colleen McClellan, Taunton; alternates Pab Rigby and Sara King, both of Attleboro.

Connolly Dominates Central Tennis .Bishop Connolly High's netmen copped three places on the seven-player Central Division So. E. Mass. Conference boys tennis all-star team, which lists I, senior David Bedard, Connolly; 2, junior Doug Dansesreau, New Bedford; 3, senior Joe McGuill, Connolly; 4, junior Dave Kalif, Connolly; 5, Paul Grace, New Bedford Yoke-Tech; 7, Robert Horowitz, Yoke-Tech; alternates senior Noel Ciminello. Bishop Stang High, and seni~r Mike Tavares, Somerset. Almost co-incidental with the end of the school year, all-star teams in a variety of sports abound. In addition to those mentioned above, the conference has released several others, including that of Division Two West in baseball, on which team Connolly has placed senior second-baseman Jose Shaker, and, senior outfielder Peter Ferreira. Others on that all-star combine are senior first-baseman

'Paul Bowen, Seekonk; senior thirdbaseman Joseph Souza, Seekonk; senior shortstop Richard Rose, Coyle-Cassidy; junior outfielder John Paradis, DightonRehoboth; senior outfielder Paul Rodriques, Case; senior catcher David Mitchell, Seekonk; junior pitchers John Pobzesnik and Ronald Hedge, Case; senior pitcher John Bowen, Seekonk; senior utility Marc Bernier, Diman Yoke. In West Division boys tennis, Bishop Feehan High has placed No.2, senior Robert O'Donnell, and, No.5, junior Sal Germani. Others on this team are No. I, junior David Gouveia, Taunton; No.3, senior, Ernie Madden, Seekonk; No.4, senior Bruce Ogilvie, Attleboro; No.6, senior Steve Chatfield, Attleboro; No.7, senior Andrew Hartnett, Seekonk; alternates senior Lori Holmes, Case, and, senior Doug Dussault. Taunton.

Connolly Releases Fall Schedules ,Brother Daniel Caron, FIC, athletic director at Connolly has announced the Cougar's fall sports schedules. In varsity soccer, Connolly will be home to Diman Yoke in an interdivision game on Sept. 13. The Cougar booters, under coach Rev. Arthur Pare, S.J., will then swing into the West Division Conference schedule as follows: Sept. 15, at Stang; 20, at Dartmouth; 22, at Attleboro; 27, Holy Family; 29, Somerset; Oct. 4, Yoke-Tech; 6, at Old Rochester; 11, Stang; 13, Dartmouth; 18, Attleboro; 20, at Holy Family; 25, at Somerset; 27. at Yoke-Tech; Nov. 1, Old Rochester. Connolly winds up the regular season with nonleague contests on Nov. 3 home to Tiv~rton, and, Nov. 6 at Westport. Cross-country is the only other varsity fall sports at Connolly and in that sport, with

Brother Michael Barnaby, F.I.C., again at the helm, the Cougars' schedule reads Sept. 12, Old Rochester; 14, at Wareham; 19, Stang; 21, Durfee; 25, Diman Yoke; 28, at Case; Oct. 3, Westport; 5, at Bourne; 12, Feehan; 1, at Portsmouth Abbey; 17, at Dighton-Rehoboth. Participation in the conference meet at Feehan on Oct. 20 is also on the schedule.

'Last Supper' Periled MILAN, Italy(NC) An Italian art expert has said that Leonard da Vinci's renowned "Last Supper" is under attack from mildew. Carlo Bertelli, superintendent of art for the Lombardy region which includes Milan, said the mildew, caused by air pollutants settling on the painting, will destroy the world's most famous representation of the Holy Thursday meal unless urgent action is taken.

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Bishop Feehan High School placed six athletes on the Division II Southeastern Mass. Conference girls all-star track team. Senior Sheila Deam placed in the high jump and junior Debbie Schmidt in the long jump. The school's 4 x 110 relay team of Miss Schmidt, frosh Beth Algar, sophomore Chris Cibotti, and, senior Andria Weygand also gained all-star recognition. Seekonk High dominates the stellar aggregation with senior Mary Whitaker, shotput; senior Cindy Pimental, two-mile; sophomore Joanne Sincero, 880-yard run; sophomore Mary-Beth Giblin, 440-yard run; and, the mile relay team of Miss Sincero, senior Claire Sullivan, frosh Joan Crowley, and, sophomore Katqy McGovern.

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Films on TV Tuesday, July 11, 8 p.m. (CBS) "West Side Story" (1961) - The rousing Jerome Robbins' musical with music by Leonard Bernstein is a contemporary, inner-city adaptation of the classic Romeo and Juliet theme, with Richard Beyner and Natalie Wood as Tony and Maria, the star-crossed lovers, set apart ethnically and by their opposing street gang backgrounds. Set in New York's upper West Side, the film captures the grit of life in the city's lower depths with glimmers of hope and elements of tragedy in a delicate balance. The songs and the dance numbers of course. are the selling card, and in terms of its energy and verve, the movie is among the very best. Rita Moreno is the standout here, and won an Academy Award for her performance (one of 10 Oscars given the film). Some of the social issues, relationships and street language, however, require a fairly mature sensibility on the part of the viewer. Morally unobjectionable for adults. Friday, July 14, 8 p.rn. (CBS) - "Scalawag" (1973) - Kirk Douglas (who also makes his debut here as a director) befriends an orphan brother and sister and matches wits and prowness with a gang of pirates over a treasure in gold in this old-fashioned adventure based upon a Robert Louis Stevenson story. Only moderately entertaining, the film

also contains a clumsy attempted rape sequence, played for laughs, that seems utterly out of place in a general audience film. Morally unobjectionable for adults and adolescents. Saturday, July 15, 9 p.m. (CBS) "Fear is the Key" (1973) - .Barry Newman stars as a salvage operator who, by reason of a wild and complex chain of events, finds himself ensconced in an oil baron's palatial home and given the task of dredging up a sunken treasure. A mildly divertbg movie based on a story by Alistair MacLean. Morally unobjectionable for adults and adolescents.

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The Parisl1 Parade Publicity chairman of parish organizations are asked to submit news items for this column to The Anchor. P. O. Box 7, Fall River, 02722. Name of city or town should be included as well as fui! dates of all activities. Please send news of future rather than past events. Note: We do not carry news of fund raising activities such as bingos, whists, dances, suppers and bazaars. We are happy to carry notices of spiritual programs, club meetings, youth projects and similar nonprofit activities. Fundraising projects may be advertised at our regular rates obtainable from The Anchor business office, telephone 675·7151.

ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER

Plans are being made for parish pilgrimages to the Holy Land and Poland during 1979. Non-parishioners are welcome to participate and may call the rectory for information.

ST. JOSEPH, ATTLEBORO Adoration of the Blessed Sac-rament will take place tomor:row, the First Friday, from 7 to 10 p.m.

SSe PETER AND PAUL, FALL RIVER

Retirees Club will meet Tum'day, July 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Father Coady Center. Senior and Junior CYO merr.bers will attend the Red So>:Kansas City baseball game Eot Fenway Park, July 29. ST. ANNE,

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Senior citizens will pieet Monday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. Future plans include bus trips to Coo. hassett and the Braintree mall. HOLY NAME,

Father John R. FoIster, pastor, will preach the annual novena in honor of St. Anne, with services at 3 and 7:3'0 p.m. daily fro;n Monday. July 17 through Tuesday, July 25.

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Father Sean Hogan of the Holy Ghost Fathers will speak at all weekend Masses on the needs of missions in Nairobi, East Africa. Parishioners will attend a Boston Pops bus trip Thursday, July 13, leaving the parish schoolyard at 6:45 p.m.

Third Order Members of the Third Ord3r of St. Dennis will meet at 7::10 p.m. Friday, July 14 at the Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home, 1600 Bay St., Fall River. Discussion will center on St. Luke's Gosp.3l, chapter 7.

Halt to Uganda Trade Is Asked WASHINGTON (NC) - If you buy a cup of coffee in the Senate cafeteria, you're no l()nger putting money in Idi Amin's pocket. Jay Treadwell, director of the Senate food service, has dropped General Foods, which uses Ugandan coffee, and switched to Colombian coffee. The action is part of a growing boycott of Ugandan coffee by those who charge that U.S. coffee imports from Uganda pay for Amin's dictatorial rule. On the Senate side, Sen. Frank Church (D-Idaho), chairman of . the subcommittee on foreign economic policy, has promised to begin hearings on U.S. tradewith Uganc.a, although a date has not been set. Church also said Ugandan coffee farmers are not getting a fair return for their investment and that most profits are taken by the government. Major U.S. buyers of Ugandan coffee are ·Folger's, General Foods, Saks International, Nestles, Coca-Cola, The ACLI Sugar Co. and J. Aron and Co., Church said.

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Pro-Abortionists Hit by Bis~op PROVIDENCE, RI. (NC) - A group calling itself the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights in Rhode Island has drawn are· sponse from Bishop Louis E. Ge~ineau of Providence who exprsssed "fundamental disagreement" with it. The newly formed group is associated with the Washingtonbased Religious Coalition for .Abortion Rights, according to an official of the national group. Formation of the Rhode Island group was announced by the Rev. Beverley Edwards, a chaplalin at Brown University, and the Rev. Wilbur Ziegler, a Methodist pastor. . In a statement released by the Rhode Island group, about 350 signers affirmed their belief in "a woman's right to choose" abortion. Of the signers, at least 59 are Protestant ministers and three are rabbis. Calling themselves "concerned leaders and members of various religious commun~ties," the coalition called abortion "a serious and tragic option," but added, "yet in a broken world, we affirm that there are times when abortion is the most appropriate and loving choice for women and their families." The group also said denial of public funds for abortions "makes it unjustly difficult for some to exercise a moral and legal right." "We want to emphasize that this is not a Protestant-versusCatholic kind of thing,". Mr. Ziegler said. "We've been in touch with Bishop Gelineau and we've discussed our positions in detail. We certainly don't want anything we do here to jeopardize the excellent relationship between the Catholic Church and other churches in the state." Bishop Gel1ineau said in a statement that he had met recently with "some religious leaders of the state who indicated to me their intention to publicly express their views on abortion in the form of a statement to be issued by a group or coalition. "I clearly stated my strong disagreement with the theological reasoning they proposed then, and I reiterate now my fundamental disagreement with the statement," the bishop said. Bishop Gelineau called on Catholics to take a more active role in pro-life efforts, and said, "in order to change the present situation of permissive abortion in our country and reestablish a legal basis for protecting the unborn, efforts to pass a constitutional Human Life amendment must cQntinue."

ItI s for Servic'e Not for Fun 'PHOENIX, Ariz. (NC) - The future of Scouting lies in its service aspect, rather than its recreational or educational aspects, according to Bishop James Rausch of Phoenix. Bishop Rausch was chief speaker at a breakfast sponsored by the National Catholic Committe on Scouting in conjunction with a meeting of the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, in Phoenix.

AMONG DAUGHTERS of the Holy Spirit marking anniversaries at the community's Putnam, Conn. provincial house are ( from top) diamond jubilarian SisterEmma Garceau, who served in Fall River from 1918 to 1948; and golden jubilarians Sisters Catherine Hanley, Imelda Bosse and Gabriel Therese Bellefeuille, all Fall River natives. Other jubilarians who served at the community's former Fall River and New Ifedford convents are Sisters Georgiana Gagne and HelenE' Therese Bourgeois.


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