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'We fell in love all over again'

Marriage as it's meant to be

By Pat McGowan "Those do not love who do not show their Jove." Those words of Shakespeare are taken very seriously by Terri and Dan Cesarz of Our l.ady of Mt. Car­ mel parish, seekonk. So seriously that ,the young couple regularly take time from their busy, lives to share with others what they've Jearned about showing love. Their education came through Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a weekend program usually held ,in motels or retreat houses that has reached hundreds of thou­ sands of couples since its begin­ nings in Spain in the 1950s. But it wasn't an education they were initially eager to ac­ quire. "We kept hearing about the weekend from friends," said Dan, 33, an engineer, "baL ;;Ie couldn't figure out why we'd want to go. We ,thought our marriage was fine just the way it was." But the friends kept saying things like "You don't need the weekend, but you deserve 41" and "This program is to make good marriages better." Also the Cesarzes observed several couples in their parish who had been "encountered." "We didn't know them well, but we Hked what we saw of

their relationships," said blue­ eyed Terri, 32, a student teacher. Eventually, after some 18 month of thinking it over, the couple decided three years ago, "Why not - it won't hurt to have a weekend alone together." From Michigan, they had no built-in babysitters for Vanessa, now 9, and Nathan, 7, but oblig­ ing neighbors cared for the youngsters and their parents were off.

Friday night we asked our­ selves, "What are we doing here?" related Dan. But by Sun­ day, said Terri, "We almost didn't want to leave." What lay ,between Friday and Sunday was a progmm during which three couples and a priest gave talks on aspects of married Hfe such as sex, money matters; interpersonal relationships, in­ cluding who's the boss; and the place of children, grandparents

and other in-laws in the family. Following each talk the couples went to their own rooms to discuss the points presented, applying them totl1leir own lives. There is no public sharing of personal aspects of individual marriages,emphasized the Ces­ arzes. "So many people seem to think it's a group confession type of thing," said Terri. "There's none of that."

THE CESARZES: VANESSA, TERRI, DAN, NATHAN

What is offered is a technique of communication that couples can contiriue to use after the weekend. "It's h~d a great ef­ fect on our relationship - I think we fell in love all over again," said Terri. "It brings you ba,ck to your early days of marriage, when anything was possible." The favorable fallout has spread to the chEdren. "We lis­ ten to them better and try to understand them more," said Dan. "And we think it's important for them to see parents who love each other and express that love," added Terri. "We want them to have a positive and hopeful attitude about marriage - at the same time, we want them to see that parents can disagree. Before, we always tried to hide that sort of thing from them." After their experience, said the Cesanes, they decided to spread the "super news" of Marriage Encounter. "Once you make a weekend, you want everyone to make it," summed up Dan. Today they help present an Encounter weekend once or twice yearly. They also conduct parish information nights and occasionally are invited to speak at weekend Masses. They call Turn to Page Seven

Pope calls ecumenism pastoral priority

VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II says the churc%i's commitment to ecumenism is "irrevocable," but he warns against "easy solutions" that ig­ nore differences of faith between Catholics and other Christians. The way Itowaro full Christian unity requires patience, "especi­ lally on the part of public opin­ ion," he recently told cardinals and Vatican officials in St. Peter's Basilica. He called for "new momentum" in ecumenical progress. The speech came on the eve of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. Patience does not mean "in­ ctivity or resignation," the pope aid. Despite some people's rong impression that "the ini­ ial (ecuQ)enical) push has been topped," he said, "this move­ ent is proceeding, without a

any thing stable or solid," he eral secretary of the World doubt." Council of Churches, have ex­ Emphasizing the "profound said. The pope said the special sy­ pressed apprehension that the communion" between Christian churches, he nevertheless added nod he has called to review the synod might slow down the fuat there remain "questions Second Vatican Coundl will help ecumenical movement. But the pope said the Novem­ boost ecumenism.

that still divide us in the pro­ ber-December synod was called Some religious leaders, includ­

fession of the fatth. to "impart a new impetus to the ,ing the Rev. Emilio Castro, gen­ "We need to ask: can it really realization of the various coun­ be called progress to ignore cil decisions, and to lI'eaffirm the these questions or act as if they spirit that inspired them." are resolved, when they are not," He said that ecumenism for . the pope said. He said unity in him as bishop of Rome "consti­ profession of the faith should tutes one of the pastoral priori­ be the heart of Christian unity, • The ties." and must be the basis of unity "Only Christ, as we all know 400 ... ,in the celebration of the Euchar­ and believe, gives sense to man's ist. me and his efforts. We must p.8 To q-ecognize this "does not say this 'together," the pope mean putting the brakes on the said. • Happy ecumenioal movement," the pope "Unfortunately, this common said. witness is often fimited because Sunday ••• we have not reached complete "On ,the contrary, it means p.13 agreement about its content. But avoiding agreement to easy solu­ this awareness should neither tions, which would not arrive at

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olic-Orthodox dialogue on a growing number of theological issues. "The church must Jearn to breathe again with its two lungs - thl! Eastern one and the West­ ern o::le," the pope said. Thll pope 1inkod his reaffirma­ tion of ecumenical commitment with a reminder of the primacy of the bishop of Rome. It was through "the mysterious design of providence" that the lives of the two saints ended in Rome, the pope said. As inheritor of the church of Peter and Paul, the pope said, the bishop of Rome has the mis­ Turn to Page Seven


THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., July 12, 1985

Hostag~ priests call

for healing, not revenge

WASHINGTON (NC) - The -leaders of the Beirut group. ,resolution of the American hos"I tried to be myself," Father tage ordeal in Lebanon' should Dempsey said of. his role, "but I lead to gMce to heal the Middle always was conscious that I ',East, not to a caU for revenge, was· a priest." "I wasn't trying to give spirit­ two Illinois. priests who were part of the 17-day ordeal said. lIal bonbons to anybody," the in an interview in Washington priest said, but he believes the shortly after they WElre freed. spiritual dimension helped stabiFather Thomas Dempsey, pas- lize the "topsy-turvy emotional tor of St. Patrick pat"isQ, St. low-highs" of the ordeal. "There Charles, Ill., and Father James was a tremendous spiritual McLoughlin, pastor at St. Peter foundation to our ,survival," he parish, Geneva, Ill., strongly re- said. . jected the calls for retaliation Father McLoughlin agreed that made by some Americans, includ- the' men shared a "beautiful ing some of the ex-hostages. spirituality" throughout· their .The priests were interviewed captivity. by 'National Catholic News Ser-. The hostages were 'kept in vice while they were waiting to small groups and Father Demp~ return to the Chicago area a~ter sey said his group held regular being greeted by Pcesident Rea- prayer services. gan earlier in the 4ay. Both priests expressed con­ "If we retaliate against any- cern for Servite Father Law­ body it would just be further rence Jenco, a native of Joliet, victimizing an already victim- HI., who was' in Beirut as direc­ ized people and make everything tor of Catholic Relief Services worse. It would do nothing for when he was kidnapped. last us. It would make' the bitter January. He, six other A'meri­ more bitter," said Father Mc-' .cans and several Frenchmen are .Loughlin.' still being held hostage in LebIn a statement to' the press, anon. he 'added, "I have no .respect for the hijackers ... They should be brought to justice under Leban­

ese law as quickly as possible."

But he drew a sharp contrast

between the two original hi­ WASHINGTON (NO) - Pope jackers and the Ama'l militia John Paul II has named Father who took over responsibility for Robert Banks of Boston an auxi­ the hostages in Beirut. He was 1iary bishop to Cardinal Bernard critical of U.S. government offi- . Law of Boston. cials, who he said started treat­ Father Banks, who has spent ing Shiite >leader Nabih Berri "as more than two decades in sem­ if he were a hijacker too. I am inary work, is archdiocesan vicar still very angry over this episode general and vicar for administra­ . . . which was insulting to our tion. . co-captors and jeopardized our Bishop-designate Banks, 57, , safety and release." was named vicar general of the Saying that to his knowledge Boston Archdiocese in 1984. As no hostage was mistreated by the first vicar for administration, the Amal, he: declared, "I urge or moderator of the curi,a, he the U.S. government and all my fielped oversee Ithe reorganiza­ feHow hostages to acknowledge ,tion of the archdiocesan offices these acts and cease namecaUing last September. so that the Amal might be will­ Born in 'Boston Feb. 26, 1928, ing to use their good offices for Robert Joseph Banks attended St. the safe release of the seven John's Seminary College in Americans and other hostage!! Brighton, Mass. He then wElDt to if they have the opportunity." Rome, where he was ordained a Father Dempsey said he be­ priest in 1952 aliter theology lieves retaliation would be seen studies at the Pontifical Gregor­ as "a great, powerful nation ian University. . using its might to hurt and de­ He also holds a doctorate in stroy a country that is already canon law from the Pontifical desperate." Lateran University in Rome, and The United States "has the he taught canon 'law aJt St. John's opportunity now to reach out Seminary, Brighton, Mass., from and help' people who are religi­ 1959 to 1971. He wps Il'ector of ous, who have many wonderful the seminary from 1971 to 1981. qualities," ,he said. He has a,lso held various pastoral Father McLoughlin said the posts in the no~ton Archdiocese. hostages met Amal leaders in . Beirut who were "anxious to dis­ pel some of the terror felt on Cr~s of Iron the plane." They also wanted to "Every, gun that is made, talk about their religious values every warship launched, every and the links between the .Old rocket/fired signifies, dn the ,final and New Testaments and the sense, a theft from those who Kora!'. hun'ger and are not fed, those The two or:iginal hijackers, )\'ho are cold and are not clothed. who were responsible for the This world dn arms is not spend­ death of hostage Robert Stethem; ing money alone. It is spending should be brought to justice the s"weat of its ,laborers, the through regular channels,' Ii'ot genius of its scientists, the hopes by resorting to terrorism in re­ of its children. ... This is not a ,turn, Father McLoughlin added. way of life at aB, in any Itrue Ex-hostage Jimmy DeU,Palmer sense. Under a cloud of threaten­ of Little Rock, Ark.,. Il'eleas.ed ing war, ,it is humanity hanging June 26 for health reasons, had from a cross of iron." - Dwight . described. ,the priests as the D. Eisenhower I

Hub vicar general named auxiliary

AT ANNUAL 'celebration of the feast of St. John the' Baptist at Regina Pacis His­ panic Center, New Bedford (top picture), Bishop Daniel A. Cronin. congratulates Guadl;l­ lupanas Sisters Marta Tobon (left) and Francisca AI~ama of the diocesan Hispanic Apos­ tolate, who will make final profession in their community at month's end in Miami; cen­ ter, founding officers of the Catholic Women's Club at the new parish of Christ the King, SantuitlMashpee, with Father Ronald A. Tosti, pastor. Seated, Joan Moran, recording secretary; Margaret Devitt, president; standing, Loui~e Snyder, treasurer; Jean Hannan, vice-p~sident; Sharon Sorcenelli, corresponding secretary; bottom, Foster Grandmothers at St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, honored for their service to special needs children, with F~th~r Joseph M. Costa, home admini'strator. Seated, Nellie Casilli, Mary Pimental, Mary Miozza; standing, Angeline Rodriques, Martha Lambert, Sister Rose de Lima, RSM, home director. . . . .. ". .. .. .


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Scientists decry' space shield ROME ~C) - An. interna­ tional group of scientists meet, ing at the Vatican last January concluded that space-based weapons systems would be costly and would offer JitHe real pro­ tection against nuclear weapons, an Italian Oatholic news agency has reported. The scientists, ,including ex­ perts from the United States and the Soviet Union, agreed that a , "space shield" defense like the one proposed by President Rea­ gan could not offer 100 percent protection and would ,be vulner-

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Sciences p'resident Carlos Chagas said the conference would try to determine "whether space arma­ ments are dangerous or not." After the meeting, Chagas said the scientists had drawn up a report but did not want to make it public until the pope had seen it. The scientists agreed on four technioal points, ASCA said: - That proposals for a "space shield" against nuclear weapons require at ,least 10-15 years of further 'research. - That it would be impos­

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The Hispanic Challenge

One of the more fiery evangelizatiQn crusades for converts is

in full swing iil this country. Pentecostalists are attempting to

woo millions of Hispanic immigrants from the Catholic .

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So great has been the impact of this effort that it was singled

out for special mention in the ~ecent and \}'onderful issue of

Time magazine devoted to the new immigrants that are chang­

ing the face of America"

Noone has an actual handle on their numbers. For example,

it is estimated that there are over 100,000 illegal Irish immi­

grants in New York City alone.

However, when it comes to our brothers and sisters from

Central and South America, not even a ball park figure can be

conjured up. The Spanish-speaking tide is enormous.

The vast majority of these immigrants, legal or illegal, are by

tradition members of the Catholic Church. Indeed, it is

thought that Spanish-speaking Catholics now number almost

30 percent of the total U. S. Catholic church. . '

In spite of these impressive numbers, some serious facts and

figures indicate that not all are sharing in the,church life of

their new country. One survey indicated that 40 percent of

Hispanic newcomers do not participate in pari~h life. .

Many reasons are Qffered for this. Some feel that the Ameri­

can church is too Anglo; it is not attuned to thC? cultural mores

of the immigrant and is seen as an unfamiliar and unfriendly

. entity. ' " Others see the evangelical efforts of the church as 'too pas­

sive. It has little grip on the Hispanic heart. Most Hispanics are

served by 'non-Hispanic priests who in spite of all good inten­

tions remain "gringos." This is chiefly because, unlike many

Catholics from other countries, Hispanics have few vocations.

Thus, ,only four percent of the U.S. Catholic clergy are

Hispanics. .

, The evangelical Hispanic movement has come from within.

One sociological study indicates that an aggressive "care and

share" approach to the new immigrants h'asgiven them secur­

ity and a familiar ambience. Some say they are being bought by

false promises of hope' under the guise of cultural and ethnic

Ne Photo concerns. However, whatever the case, many Hispanics are

MIAMI ARCHBISHOP EDWARD A. McCARTHY LITERALLY BACKS HIS MESSAGE turning to fundamentalism to fill net:ds unmet by the Ameri­ TO HIS FLOCK

, can church. 'Love..•is the fulfillipg ofthe law.' Rom. 13:10

Indeed, in its attempts to be relevant, there are those who, feel that the church has put its historic interest in immigrants

on the back burner. ~

So many American Catholics have become_ mainstream,

assimilated and nationalized that they have for all practical

purposeS'forgotten their immigrant roots and the str~ggle their

ancestors faced in seeking new homes in this la~d.

Fortunately, our church leadership is attempting to meet the

RACINE, Wis. (NC) - In the Uni­ attitude~ of average Catholics ­ (church-state) law only in the deci­ challenges that Hispanic immigrants in particular are forcing ted States "there is a good deal more people in the pews - about whether sions of the Supreme Court," he upon it. More and more dioceses, especially in the south and diversity within Catholicism than or not we as a country are .spending said, explaining that the law has west, are reaching out to Hispanics. The lay ministry move­ between Catholicism and other too much money on natIonal de- many levels, including state constitu­ tions. ment, the charismatic renewal and diocesan social efforts have groups," a social scientist told par­ fense," he said. ticipants in a conference on U:S. Surveys have indicated that afte'r been employed in many areas not only as a means to combat Although the core of church-state religious pluralism. the pastoral was promulgated Catho­ fundamentalist efforts but also to infuse new life and hope in, The abortion debate shows there .lic attitudes on spending shifted 10 law is not disputed, "what is at issue those searching for some small part of the American dream. · is no "monolithic Catholic opinion" percent ~oward. the view that the is whether the First Amendment's religion clause should be read as As church, we must be ever conscious that we are a family. among people at the grass-roots level, government is spending too much creating as much separation as pos­ of according to William McCready on defense. . Around the table we are one, not different. A given genetic. sible between church and state." the National Opinion Research CenThere was no change among peo­ family readily cares for the needs and individual differences of · te'r. McCreadyspokeattheJune 16­ ple in other denominations, he said. He .outlined Catholic, concerns its members. 18 conference held in Racine. The Catholic community's agree­ regarding church and state as So should it be in the famiiy of the church. So too must it be McCready said that in some ment with' the. bishops on their espoused by U.S. bishops: for all our new Hispanic brothers and sisters in the American groups, such as fundamentalists and defense stance "is not evidence ofthe .-- The freedom to participate in extremely liberal denominations, episcopal leadership saying 'here's political debate, especially during Catholic Church. · basic agreement exists between what you believe,' but evidence of t~e campa!gns. Although the bishops ·Tbe Editor church leaders and membership. dialogue," McCready said. I

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Don't ask

Over the years I've come to realize there are numerous everyday questions we ask that cause pain and irritation. Doubt­ less I'm forgetting some important ones but here are some that I have learned not to ask. "When are you going to start your family?" This one is asked in a number of ways and tones. It's said jokingly as in, "You're not getting any younger, you know." It's no­ body's business but the couple's and it can be deeply painful if a couple is having difficulty conceiving. "Haven't you had that baby yet?" There's nobody who wants to deliver· a baby more than a nine-month pregnant woman who can't sit down, bend over or stretch her maternity wear another inch. We can tell if someone hasn't had her baby yet, so why ask? "Is your diet working?"Same rea-' soning as above. If it is, we don't have to ask.

"Where did you get that dress?" Why do we want to know? To dis­ cover the quality? To buy one like it? To learn if one shops at second-hand or discount outlets? Far better to say, "I wish I could find a dress like that," and leave it to the wearer to offer information. "What didyou do in school today?" Children hate this question - prob­ ably the most asked one in America

-because they don't how to answer. I scratched it from my repertoire when my oldest child replied in exasperation, "Well, the bell rang and we went inside. And then we..." and she proceeded to outline her entire day. Since then, I've asked, "Anything interesting or fun happen today?" "Where are you going to college?" Only a tiny percent of our high schoolers know where they're going to college before April of their senior year, if then. They get weary of say­ ing, "I don't know" or explaining why they aren't going. If we must know, let's ask their parents. A daughter of a friend of , mine who decided to delay college refused a graduation party because she didn't want to answer this ques­ tion the guests were sure to ask over and again. "Now wlJat are you going to do?" This is a followup question to the above four years later. Seniors in college are seeking an answer to this more !anxiously than anyone else (with the possible exception of their parents). It is the question that keeps them awake nights. Why increase their anxiety? Better to say, "I'll bet you're relieved to be graduating," and let it go at that. If . they want to volunteer more, they will. "Do you still have that cast on?" As one who once wore a cast on an

Good job, parents! I asked 18 students in a class at the Catholic Univer­ sity of America to name tile person they considered their

In mother and father the students talk about such qualities as being accepting, generous and sacrificing. They also mention being good disci­ plinarians. greatest hero. Nine students named In a past column on teachers, I their mother or father. observed that the qualities students At the time of my survey, the like to find in their teachers are con­ national Gallup Poll, as well as the sidered by psychologists as the marks university's student paper, The of leadership. There seems to be a Tower, were conducting similar sur­ strong instinct in young people to veys on who it is that college stu­ seek and admire true leadership dents most admire. Their surveys which reflects task-orientation and . had the same response mine did. consideration. The qualities that cause mothers Although mother and father may and fathers to rank first were des­ be paying the bills, it is the sacrifice cribed by my students in the follow­ behind the billS', not the dollars, that ing ways. put them in first place. "My father keeps going. lIe is Now, I will grallt that parents steady, fun, funny and strong." instill moral virtues in their children. "Dad is understanding of all our' At the same time, I have to wonder if problems, fair with our discipline the real.virtue students learn from and ,generous to all our needs as their parents is that of order. My much as he can be." feeling is, no matter where it is "My dad supports me and when found, order often is seen by young necessary disciplines me. He always people as the opposite of chaos and a tries to get the most out of life and reflection of care. has taught me to do the same." As free as we think youth want to "My mother is willing to accept other people's .viewpoints and yet be, they also have a high regard for direction. They enjoy the order'that can guide them to 1l. better under­ standing of the realities of life. My ensues, so it seems. Likewise, young people appreciate the dediCation and mother has gone through much suf­ fering but has never lost her hope or sacrifice of th'eir parents. Often they do not express it. But then, almost sense of humor." Michael Robinson, professor' of anyone can find it difficult to express politics at the Catholic University of appreciation for the generosity of ' , . , America, doesn't find it unusUal to others: Today there are many parents, find mothers and fathers at the top of the rankings. He reasoned, "Mom whether happily married, divorced, separated or single, who are ~onder­ and Dad most often instill a stu­ dent's moral values and many times ing if they are doing a good job with they foot the bill and make the sacri­ fice to put their children through THE ANqiOR (USPS-54H20). Second college." As I compared the descriptions of Class Postage Paid at Fall River, Mass. Pub- . attractive parental traits with those Iished weekly except the week of July 4 and the week after Chris~mas at 410 Highland' my students had previously described Avenue, Fall River. Mass. 02720 by the as desirable in teachers, I felt I saw Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River some similarities. In teachers, stu­ Subscription price by mail, postpaid $8.00 per dents want to see a considerate, lov­ year. Postmasters send address changes to ing person who, at the same time, The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, MA gets down to work and is disciplined. 02722,

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uncooperative broken arm for 10 months, I know how frustrating this one can be. Obviously, the Cast is still on. Do people actually believe the wearer wants it o'n? Say instead, "It must be miserable wearing a cast this long," because it is. .

Finding a helpful friend

Q. I carry a heavy burden and am .so ashamed I don't find it fair to teU my parish priest. When I was YOUDg I was raped and had so much fear of my parents I never told them, even though I didn't realize what had "How do you get so much done?" Ihappened to me. This is guilt-inducing because we A few years later, when I was 18, I know how much goes undone. We married and had one child. Then my , get so much done because we don't husband went to war and I fell to clean or bake, our drawers are a dis­ pieces. I had three illegitimate child­ aster, and there's a pile of ironing ren, divorced my husband, remar­ we've forgoten. The question makes ried and had four children by this us feel guilty, not praised. marriage, or at least It was supposed "What Mass did you go to?"This to be a marriage. is a checkup question and kids know I divorced this man because 1 was it. It angers them because it's intru­ so confused and unsettled. God must sive. Once they're out from under have been watching over me because the roof, Mass is their responsibility, all my children are now grown and not ours. _all seem to be getting along well. "Aren't you scared?" When this is Since then I have turned a com­ asked, it's likely the person is already plete flip. I have turned toward God scared, facing surgery, driving in a again and feel close to him. I'm a blizzard, speaking before a group, or volunteer in my community and walking home in the dark. Why do ,really try to love my neighbor. we reinforce their fear? Let's say . Father, do you feell am doing the instead, "I admire your courage," right thing? I really want to be bet­ even if it's shaky. ter. (Mississippi) A. Your letter was sad to read.

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By Two things stood out above all, however, in your letter to me. You FATHER are truly a good person and in the midst of all that has happened to EUGENE you, God's love for you., has been continuous and enormous. As you say, the rape, along with HEMRICK your inability to share your, fright and confusion with anypne, even your parents, is a terrible burden their children. I would like to believe but, to be honest, one you came that if they can identify with the through amazingly well. attractive traits my nine students You do need to talk with someone listed, they are not only doing a good about it even at this late date, - if job; they also are ranked in first for no other reason than to get part place by their children. ofthe burden off your own shoulders and see it in perspective. Please find someone in your area - a priest, a friend or even a professional psy­ chologist or psychiatrist, to unload on just once. If you find the right person it will make your heart lighter than it's July 13 been for years. And you deserve it. Rev. Arthur P. Deqeault,' M.S. Let me know what happens. 1979, LaSalette Father . Q. May two people who belong to July 14 a Protestant religion be godparents Rev. Nicholas Felt, SS.CC., Pas­ at a Catholic baby's christening? I' tor, 1938, St. Boniface, New Bedford :am friendly with a couple· wbom I Rev. Edmund J. Nee'nan, Assist­ would like very much to.be spon8011'S ant, 1949, Sacr,:d ~eart!Oak Bluffs' for' my baby. ' that it Is not 'Someone told 'me July 16; .. Rev. Bernard Percot, O.P. Found­ . possible but that I could have one or " the friends be a godparent as long as er, 1937,St.Dominic, Swansea , , the other person Is a Catholic. (Pennsylvania) July. 17 A. Your friend is correct. Accord­ . Rev. William J. ~mith" Pastor, ing to the requirement of the Rite of 1960, St. James, Taunton Baptism, a sponsor for a Catholic Rev.. Edmond Rego, , Associate Pastor, 1981, Espirito Santo, Fall child must be a practicing Catholic River who has received the three sacra­ ments of initiation - baptism, con­ July 18 firmation and the Eucharist. Rev. Adalbert Szklanny, 1968, St. Whenone considersthat the responsi­ Patrick, Fall River , bility of the sponsor is to encourage Rev. Lionel G. Doraisi, SSS. 1984, and give good example to the bap­ Native South Attleboro tized child in living his or her Catholic faith faithfully and generously, it is July 19 obvious that only a practicing Catho­ Most Rev. Daniel F. Feehan, D.O., lic could fulfill that responsi­ 1934, 2nd Bishop of Fall River bility in an appropriate manner. 1907-34 Only one Catholic sponsor of this Rev. Francis M. Coady, Pastor, 1975, SS. Peter & Paul, Fall River kind is necessary, though there may be two; A second Christian witness

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.State senator' Richard Wareing, a senior this fall at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, recently participated in Student Government Day at the State House in Boston. Elected as the school's delegate by other upperclassmen, he attended a series of orientations on the basics of Illwand government and was assigned to. "become" Senator William Q. McLean. Activities for the day included debate on a mock-bill which, if it became law, would require students to maintain'n minimum grade aver­ age to participate in extra curricular ~Lctivities. Wareing was given the opportunity to testify before the (:ommittee debating the bill.


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THE ANCHOR­ Friday, July- 12, .1985

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WASHINGTON (NC) --: Paro­ chial· school supporters express­ ed dismay at the Supreme Court's .July 1 decision striking down programs allowing public school teachers to instruct stu­ dents in parochial schools. .A U.S. Catholic Conference offidal suggested that had' the high court been "principled" dn its reading of. the ConstitJ,ltion ii:. would have ruled differently. In twin 5-4 decisions the high court threw out· programs in ' New. York Cityllllnd Grand Rapids, Mich., in which public school teachers including . some parochial teachers hired to teach' after-hours public school classes - could conduct special classes in such subjects' as mathematics, foreign manguages and art in parochial schools. "We 'are surprised and sad­ ·dened ~y the remarkable ease by . .which the U:S. Supreme Court today nullified legislative judg­ ments aiming to assist the edu­ 'cation' Qf schoolchildren (in Grand Rapids and New York)," said Father Thomas Gallagher, seoretary for education for the u;s. Catholic Conference. The record did not reveal that any problems ar9se because teachers bad "crossed the invisi­ ble constitutional line and aided religion," yet ,because supporters' could not prove that no problem had ever' occurred, "the pro­ grams were voided," Father Gal­ lagher added. Robert Smith, executive direc­ tor of the Council for American Pl"ivate Education, termed the high court action "very disturb­ ing." The council is an umbrella group. representing organizations .of Catholic, Lutheran, Jewish, Quaker, seventh-day Adventist By NC News Service and other private schools. A Vatican .spokesman has , The Grand Rapids. program in­ termed "ridiculous" news reports · volved 'Catholic, -Lutheran, Bap­

that Pope John Paul II has agreed tist, Seventh-day Adventist and

to write 'a weekly column fqr , Christian Reformed schools. newspapers owned by A'ustra­ Han press baron, Rupert Mur-' doch. In the United' States; "the pa­ A Mass of Christian Burial pers include the BostoQ Herald was offered Monday at" La~ . an~ the New'York Post. ':," Salette Shrine, Attleboro, for "The Holy Father is not going Father' Edward P. Versailles, to become a journalist," Vatican MS, .86, who died july 5. Born in Leeds, the son of the spokesman Msgr. Giulio Nicolini ,late Henry and cereline (La­ said July 8. vaBe) Versaille~, he entered the

LaSalette community dn '1914 as

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· During bis active ministry, he, . taught at LaSalette seminaries will present the sixth annual

in Enfield, N.H.; and Attleboro PaulE. F118ga Memorial Scholar­ ~nd served as an Army chaplain ship Road Race on July 27. The In World War II. 10 kiiJometer event will begin at He returned to military· chap­ 6:30 p.m. at· St. Paul's Church. '1aincy in 1951, first with the Air Proceeds from entry fees will Force and the~ with the Veter­ ans Administ118tion, retiring, in .be donated to the Paul E. Fraga . 1969 with the rank of lieutenant Memorial Scholarship. fund and colonel and thereafter serving at .to the' St. Paul's parish CCD' fund, in Fraga's memory. LaSalette Shrine. Father Versailles is survived Awards in the form of cash, by nieces a.hews. gift certificates, medals and tro­ phies will be presented to the . Forever first three finishers in each. of "When God gives life, ,it is six categories and to the oldest forever.",- Pope John Paul II" and, youngest f~nishers:

must be signed aM Include a home or business address and telellhone number for the purpose of verification if deemed ne~essary.

Adoration

WITH ESTHER TRACY, outgoing High Chief Ranger of the Catholic Association of. Foresters, are high school graduates, from left, Christine Robin, Pawtucket; Sharorie Levesque, Swansea; Heidi Des­ marais, Fall River; standing, Brian McDonnell, Boston; James Tremblay, ·New Bedford. AU'received scholar­ ship grants from the

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recent convention in North Falmouth. Left, Catherine .P. Harrington, Fall River, incoming High Chief Ranger.

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Dear Editor: On June '27th, the members of Adoration of the Blessed Sacra­ ment of St. Margaret's Church or' Buzzards Bay, celebrated tlleir first anniversary. Members and friends attended evening Mass of the Holy Eucharist. ,After rosary and Benediction, all gathered in the parish center for' ~ soCial. Lemar Pipkins, group presi­ dent, Ifeported on the past year's activities and made a strong ap­ peal for members to take on an additional hour a week in order that we may keep adoration at St. Margaret's ill seven day event fro~ 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. During the 'summer >it ds very difficult to find enough volunteers to cover on Saturdays and Sundays. Lem,ar congratulated the memo bers .for their devotion to the Blessed S'acrament and for mak­ ing'it possible to hive the doors of our church in ,Buzzards Bay open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for people to honor Christ's pres­ ence in the Eucharist. Rev. James F. Buckley St. Margarets' Buzzards Bay

However, a New York liteTary agent and lawyer, Arthur Kle­ banof, said he has' an agreement with the Vatican alIowing edit­ ing of the pope's "past; present and future" writings, to fit a weekly newspaper column. Topics would range from family life to globa! affairs, he said.. ~lebanoff,

who said he repre­ sents the Vatican Library for "publishing and Hcensing pur­ poses," .also said that reports. the pope would pen the column were wrong. The column, titled "Observa­ tions of Pope John Paul II," has I?een .sold <to the Murdoch syndi. cate and will begin running in

early September, Klebanoff said. Msgr. Nicolini said the writings and talks of the pope were al­ ready made public, and that "there is no need for an'y agree· ment' ;to publish' ,them, either completely or in part.".

Sister Paquette Funeral services took.· place yesterday -at Blessed Sacrament Church, FalI' River, for Sister Madeleine . Paquette, SSJ, 691, who died July 8. A Fall River native, the daugh­ ter of the late Louis and Rosa (Desmarais) Paquette, she en· tered the Sisters of St.· Joseph in 1932 and served for 36 years , in diocesan schools. . They were St. Mathieu, St. J:ean. Baptiste and Blessed Sac­ rament schools in Fal,1 River; St. ·Michael's School . .in Swansea; and St. Joseph and St. Theresa schools in New Bedford. She was also a homemaker for a FaH RiVeT agency. Her surVivors include five brothers, Bernard, Clement, Dominique and ~rent Pa­ quette, aU of Fa ~. ,er, and Louis P. .Paquette 0 Orlando', Fla.; and two sisters, Francoise Martin and .Colombe' Michel, both of. Somerset.

4th encyclicaJ issued by pope VATICAN CITY (NC) - Sts. CyrH. and 'Methodius, Greek brothers who brought Christian­ ity to the Slavs, knew the value of adapting religion to culture, said Pope John Paul II in the fourth encyclical of his pontifi­ cate, released July 2. The pope, the first Slav to head the Catholic Church, p118ised the saints for developing a Slavic alphabet and for translating the 'liturgy into the Slavic language. The ninth-century mission­ aries had an "up-to-date vision of the catholicity of the church" because they saw that truths could be expressed in ,many dif­ ferent -languages and cultures, the pope said. The 51-pag~ encyclical, "Slav­ orum Apostoli" (Apostles of the . Slavs), was released five days before the July 7 feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius. It marks the 11th centenary of the evan· gelization of the Slavs by the . saints. Previous encyclicals by Pope John Paul 'are "Redemptor Hom. inis" (1979) on the relationship of the redemption to human dignity 'and human rights; "Dives in Misericordia" (1980) on mercy and its relationship to suffering; and "Laborem Exer~ cens" (1981) on labor rights.

A City's Soul "A city needs a soul if it is to become a true home for hu­ man beings. Its people must give it this souL" - Pope John Paul


TH~ ANCHOR-Diocese' of ~all River-Fri., July '12,

Friendly Sons elect New Bedford's oldest Irish fraternal organization, The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, has elected officers for the 1985·86 season. New officers are WilHam O'­ Brien, president; Thomas Walsh, vice-president; John Murphy, ·treasurer; Clement Daley, secre­ tary. Father Thomas E. O'Dea, paro­ chial vicar at St. Lawrence Church, New Bedford, was re­ appointed chaplain of the 200­ member organization. This past Memorial Day, the Foriendly Sons placed more than 1,000 Irish Flags on graves of family members and friends at area cemeteries.

The remembrance began sev­ eral years ago, said officials, "as a gesture of love and friendship to ,the Greater New Bedford Irish community and those of Irish descent who served in the· United States mi,litary." A five-member Irish racing team will be sponsored in part by the organization to compete

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The group Tecent1y awarded 11 scholarships totaling $2,700 to Greater New Bedford area high school seniors and college students. Members wiII march in three New Bedford parades this summer.

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Continued from page one the latter undertaking a wonder­ ful way of reaching people. After speaking at Masses at their home parish, which already has 100 encountered couples, they received inquiries from 42 other couples, they said. At all their talks they stress that the weekend is not intended to solve specific problems. In fact, if a couple are contempla­ ting separation or divorce or are in counseling for any reason, they are discouraged from the Encounter progra~ until such difficulties have been' resolved. "Basically, Encounter is for two people who love one another and want to do a better job at it - you could call it preventive medicine," said Dan. Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a Catholic-o~iented experience, but non-catholic couples are welcome to share the weekend, said the Cesarzes. No attempt is made to force a celigious view­ point upon them. Encounter programs have also been developed within oUier faiths, including the Jewish, Episcopalian, Methodist, Luther­ an, Mormon, Presbyterian and United Church of Christ. , In this diocese Marriage En­ counter weekends take place at the Family Life Center in North Dartmouth, which can accom­ modate 23 couples. The usual total offering for the weekend is $110 per couple, of which $15 is.

a nonrefundable registration fee. However, the ba'lance of the of­ fering is made anonymously in a blank envelope and the Ces­ arzes stress that no one should pass up the Encounter experi­ ence for lack of funds. No one knows how much a couple gives, . they said. Father John R. FoIster, pastor of St. Anne's parish, Fall River, is Marriage Encounter contact person for the Fall River diocese. He is 'among priests who con~ duct weekends, as are Father John A. Raposo, Our Lady of Health parish, Fall River, and Father Joseph D. Maguire, St. Patrick parish, Failmouth. All can be reached at· their rectories and are willing to give further information on the program, as are the Cesarzes, whose tele­ phone number is 336-8398. E~ter History After its start in Spain, Marri­ age &ncounter spread to Latin America. :It was brought to the United States in 1967 by a Mexi­ can couple and an American missionary priest, who presented the program to seven American couples following a Christian Family Movement conference at Notre Dame University. F.rom that smaIl start Marriage Encounter has spread through the English-speaking world, ,reaching millions of people, '81­ ways with the same goa~: that of offering "a weekend to focus on the one you love most."

Ecumenical

Continued ft:om page one sion of leading "the flock of the world church." One of the key div,isions be­ ,tween Orthodox .and Catholics has been the Orthodox church's refusal to acknowledge papal authority over the whole church. Dialogue with Protestant churches, he said, has resulted in "fruitful coHaboration" in the areas of social problems, peace and justice, and evangel­ ization. He said the Catholic Church is "seriOUSly studying" the report of a joint commission of the World Council of Churches on baptism, the Eucharist and ministry and "will make its posi­ tion known in due time." The pope's point that serious

differences in faith should not be glossed over echoed taIks earlier this year by Dutch Car­ dinal Johannes Willebrands, head of the Secretariat for Pro­ moting Christian Unity. i[n a speech at a Rome ecu­ menical center, the cardinal em­ hasized that Catholics. cannot panicipate ,in joint communion with Anglican and Protestant churches because a common faith is lacking. In celebrations marking the 25th a~'sary of the Vatican WiUe­ secreta ". . Cat"dinal brands sai' that ecumenical dia­ logue should define religious differences, ·not ignQie them in an attempt to reach consensus.

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A TRUCK from Notre Dame Vincentian conference waits at dockside in New Bed­ ford to load clothing aboard the Bibb.

Thanks to Fall River District Council Vincentians and the offi­ cers and crew of the Coast Guard cutter Bibb, residents of the Caribbean . island of St. Lucia have received a 450-pound ship­ ment of clothing, plus a $300 check for food and medical .needs.

the Coast Guard cutter Bibb was leaving New Bedford for a train­ ing cruise to St. Lucia; and with the cooperation of its officers and men,. arrangements were made ,to take along the clothing gather· ed ·from the three St. Vincent de Paul stores in the GTeater Fan River area and packed in five crates.

The check accompanying the shipment, which was sent to St. Lucia Archbishop Kelvin Felix, was made possible by the savirig on shipping costs, said Motta. He expressed specia·l gratitude to Bibb Executive Officer John Waldron and Petty Officer Jeff Botelho for their assistance with the project.

The story started, said David J. Motta, Vincentian distTict president, when the Fall River IHI®~cdl§ TmIi(!J)cTI§Ir~®n ~(!J)IDlffCT®IDl~®

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YARMOUTHPORT, Sacred! Heart, off Rte. 6A: Sat.,4:00, 5: 15 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.; con­ fessions before each Mass. MARION, St. Rita, Rl3 Front St.: Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 8:30, 10, 11:15 a.m.; daily, Mon., Tues., Wed., and Fri., 8:30, a.m.; confessions, Saturday, 4,:15-4:45 p.m. MATTAPOISETT, St. Anthony, 22 Barstow St.: Sat. 4:30, Sun. 8, 9: 30, II :00 a. m., daily 8 a.m.; Con­ fessions 3:30-4:20 p.m. NANTUCKET, Our Lady of the Isle, Federal St.: Sat. 5, 7 p.m.; Sun. 7,8:30, 10 and 11:30a.m.and 7:00 p.m.; daily, 7:30 and 9:00 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 4-4:45 p.m. SIASCONSET, Union Chapel: Sun. 8:45 a.m. during July and August. NORTH FALMOUTH, St. Elizabeth Seton, 481 Quaker Rd.: Sat. 4, 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 7:45, 9, 10:15, 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m.; daily 9 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 3: 15-3:45, 4:45-5: 15 p. m. OAK BLUFFS, Sacred Heart, Circuit Ave.: Sat. 6 p.m.; Sun. 8, 9: 15, 10:30 a.m.; daily (Mon.-fri.) 7 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 5: 15-5:45 p.m. ORLEANS, St. Joan of Are, Bridge Road. (Schedule effective through Labor Day): Sat. 5, 7 p.m.; Sun. 8, 9:30,- II a.m.; 5:00 p.m.; ,daily, 8 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 4-4:50 p.m.; Our Lady of Per­ petual Help novena, at 8 a.m. Mass Wed. NORTH EASTHAM, Church of the Visitation (Schedule effective through Laboll' JI>ay): Sat. 5, 7 p.m.; Sun. 8:00, 9:30, II :00 a.m. daily Mass 9 a.m. Mon.-Wed.-Fri. during July and Aug.; confessions, Sat. 6:30-6:50 p.m. OSTERVILLE, Our Lady of the Assumption, 76 Wianno Ave.: Sat. 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 7, 8:30; 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon; daily, 7, 9 a.m.; confessions, Sat. 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

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By Antoinette Bosco I recently had the 'good fortune to nieet Auxiliary Bishop Peter A. Rosazza of the Hartford, Conn., archdiocese. He proposed some four and one-half years ago that the V.S. bishops put together a document addressing economics questions in the light of Catholic . social teaching. The first draft of a proposed national pastoral letter on the V.S. economy was made, public at the time of the bishops' annual confer': ence in Washington, D.C., in Novem­ ber, 1984, and the bishops recently discussed the document further during a meeting in Collegeville, Minn. Bishop Rosazza and I met in his two-room apartment on the second

poor that they became part of the floor of the rectory of St. Mar­ French priest-worker movement. garet's Church in Waterbury, Conn. Bishop Rosazza mentioned a I asked what led him to invite friend, the son of a surgeon, who is his feHow bishops to speak out for still a worker-priest; a riveter. He the poor. Little by little, the mos­ and other~ like him, the bishop aic took form'. says, were "a real influence." , It wasn't personal dep~ivation that led to his concern for the. His seminary days also included', poor. He grew up in the small a sojourn in poverty-stricken Appa­ Connecticut city of Torrington lachia, where he did catechetical where his father was an insurance work. Recalling the "awful pov­ company executive. As a student erty," Bishopp Rosazza related how at Dartmouth, Bishop Rosazza one mother "had . newspapers had planned to continue with his tacked to the walls of her shack to studies until he found himself keep the wind out. I~ was tragic." responding to another call. . Later assignments in an inner­ It was as a seminarian at St. . city parish in Hartford, Conn., Sulpice in Pari~ that his tl~oughts turned specifically to how the poor made him aware of gentrification, the process by which ramshackle lived. Some of his fellow seminar­ ians ~ad' such empathy with the old, buildings are beautifully reha­ bilitated by the wealthy while their former tenants are forced to move to worse places.

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In more recent years the bishop, now' 50, visited the working poor in Brazil and Nicaragua. He decided to become, as he puts it, "a voice for the voiceless." His concer!l includes those who are dispossessed and alienated for whatever reason. So his ministry embraces the 'divorced and separ­ ated, homosexuals, prisoners, ref­ ugees. . Bishop Rosazza said he was somewhat surprised at the tone and extent of the criticism in some quarters for the first draft of the pastoral letter on the economy, which he helped prepare. But he prefers to focus on the enthusiasm . it has generated. "It has caused a lot of people to think," said this warm and caring bishop. A framed proclamation on the wall of his simple room expresses the faith he puts into action: "As God watches over the sparrow, so , shall he watch over you."


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ST. ANTHONY, MATTAPOISETT are asked to submit news Items for this CYO coffee and doughnut workers column to The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall Rlvar, 02722.. Nama of city' or town should needed. Contact Grace Heinz, be Included as well as full dates of all 758-6529. activities, Please send news of future rather than past events. Note: ,We do not carry NOTRE DAME, FR news of tundralslng activities such as bingos, wIllsts, dIInces, suppers and bazaars. CCD teachers needed. Contact Wa are happy to carry notices of spiritual Bob Boutin, 678-6432. (trogramd, club meetlnlls, youth proJects and similar nonprofit activities. Fundralslng pro­ HOLY ROSARY, TAUNTON' Jects may be 'advertised at our regular ratas, obtainable from The Anchor business office Parish picnic: August II. telephone 675·7151. ' On Steerln~ Points Itoms FR Indicates ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN Fall River, NB Indicates New Bedford, Adult discussion group meets 7 'p,m. July 16. ST.GEORGE,WES1PORT ST. JULIE, NO. DARTMOUTH CCD teachers needed. Please con­ CCD teachers needed. Contact tact rectory. Parish picnic: August 25, Our Clara Weeks, 990-0287, Lady of the Lake Camp, E. Freetown. ST. ANNE, NB ' Triduum of prayer July 24-26 in ST. PETER THE APOSTLE,

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PRAYER, NB DEANERY ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL, FR Leaders' meeting 6:'30 p.m. July An open house was recently held 14, Villa Maria, Cathedral Camp, E. in the cardiac testing department to Freetown. thank employees who had contrib­ ST. JOSEPH, NB uted to an in-house fund raising cam­ Holy Hour: 5 p.m. July 19. paign. Over $25,000 was raised to Legion of Mary: meeting 6:30 purchase new equipment for the p.m. Tuesdays" rectory basement. department.. ,New members welcome. Pediatric Conference: meeting 10 Prayer group: meets 7 p.m. Wed­ a.m Fridays, room 112, Clemence nesdays, rectory basement. All wel­ Hall. All medical professionals in­ vited. July 19: Dr. David Boland, come. Vincentians: meeting lOa.m. Sun­ Congenital hand problems; July 26: days, rectory hall. Dr. Mary Connolly, Neonatology. ST. JAMES, NB ST. ANNE, FR CYO outing to Boston tomorrow. Les Petits Chanteurs de St. Louis, Meet at 10:30 a.m., parking lot. an internationally known Parisian Vincentians: meeting 7 p.m. Mon­ boys' choir, will be heard in concert day, parish center. ' at 8 p.m. July 27 in the church. , The parish gratefully acknowledges Sponsored by the Francophone a bequest to the Memorial Fund Association of Fall River in celebra­ the estate of Lydia Pacheco~ tion of its 10th anniversary, the choir from Alcoholics Anonymous: meets 7 of 9 to 13-year-olds will offer works p.m. Wednesdays, church hall. by Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Vivaldi and others, as well as a selection of ORDER OF THE .ALHAMBRA Fall meeting of Region One Coun­ folksongs and an operetta. Informa­ cil: 8:30 tonight, Our Lady of Mercy tion: 673-4262 days. Solemn novena in honor of St. Center for Developmental Disabili­ Anne: opens July 17; devotions daily ties, 25 W. Chester St., Worcester. Presiding will be regional director at 3 and 7:30 p.m., shrine. Daily guided tours given during Roger Ouellette, Lepn Caravan 122, July and August from I to 4 p.m. Fall River. tours begin, in shrine (near con­ O.L. MT. CARMEL,

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ST. ANTHONY,'TAUNTON' Mt. Carmel altar boys took first St. Anthony's Feast: July 26"28. place in the 1985 Altar Boy Compe­ Mass at II a.m., procession at 2 p.m. tition at Cathedral Camp. They went July 28. undefeated in swimming, boating, volleyball, baseball, golf and track CATHEDRAL, FR Holy Ghost Father Michael J. and field. Flynn; representing missions in the ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA , Diocese of Banjul, Gambia, West The folk choir of St. Bernard's Africa, will speak,.at !ill Masses this church, Keene, NH, will sing with weekend. the -St. Dominic folk cho'ir at the' Mec;ting to plan a farewell party 8:30 and 10 a.m Masses on Sunday~ for Father Jon-Paul Gallant: 7: 15 tonight, rectory. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN New Couple's Club officers: Al and Virginia Vincent, pr:esidents; v ATICAN CITY (NC) - The Harry and Ellie Young, vice-pres­ idents; John and Joan Mello, secre­ Vatican observatory and a Chi­ taries; Tony and Anita Rose, trea­ nese university are part of a newly surers. formed astronomy consortium to Parish picnic: August 4, Cathe­ study astrophysics, Vatican Radio dral Camp, E. Freetown. St. Joseph's School sixth grader has reported.' The consortium also includes ,Kerri Raphael has received the Rotary Club Citizenship Award. ' Italian and U.S. universities. Vatican Radio said its purpose St. Joseph cheerleaders recently is "to conduct research in the fields attended a cheering camp at Bran­ deis University. of theoretical, experimental and observational astrophysics." ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, SWANSEA Astrophysics is. the study of the Sister Pauline Boyer, O.P., a South physical properties and phenomena American missionary, will speak on of celestial bodies. her work at 7:30 p.m. July 17, parish The project is scheduled to last hall. 10 years, with an option to renew ST. PATRICK, FALMOUTH Massachusetts Citizens for Life for an additional 10 years. It will will be at weekend Masses with' be headquartered at Rome's La Sapienza University. ' informative material. United States participants are ST. RITA, MARION Stanford U~' i sity ~nd the Uni­ Consolata Missionary Father Aris­ gton at Seattle. tide Bruni will speak at all Masses versity of thina is the Uni­ Participating this weekend. versity of Hofei in Eastern China. ST. PATRICK, FR A pall has been donated by Ann Cooperation between the Vati­ Wright in memory of Oscar J. St. can and China has been rare. Amand.

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New Bedfordite' marks jubilee His grandfather was first mate on a sailing ship out of his native New Bedford. Maybe that's what put the urge for faraway lands into "Paddy" • Lima, who put down his third base­ man's glove and left his teammates at Holy Family High School and his friends at Holy Name parish for the Maryknoll Prep School in 1927. In 1935 Father John Lima was ,ordained a priest and was sent to southern China for seven years. There he baptized more than 3,000 babies, cared for orphans and lepers, evan­ gelized and celebrated the sacra­ ments. Superstition was strong in the ancient culture. Children born in an 'unlucky month (and every third month was considered unlucky) were often abandoned. One day, he re­ called, a woman came to the mission seeking to sell her baby for $5. The local catechist bargained her down , to $2 'and raised the infant with his own. ' Father Lima passe'd the years of , World War II in Hawaii, ministering . to Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese' canecutters. His own barber turned out to be a Japanese naval officer in disguise, but spy or not, he gave a good haircut, said the priest. In 1949 Father Lima left Mary­ knoll to serve in Florida as a dioce­ san priest. Retiring in 1980 as pastor ofSt. Raphael's parish; Lehigh Acres, in the St. Petersburg diocese, he took up residence at St. Mary Our Lady of Grace parish in St. Peters­ burg, where he assists with Mass and , confessions.• His goldenjubilee celebration came lastmonth at,St. Raphael's. Among family members present was a sister, Mrs. Jeremiah Feeney, still a member 'of Holy Name parish, New Bedford.

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stand in the same relatIonship to each other as biological parents and children. You have all the rights and duties of biological parents regard­ ing the care, custody, support, edu­ cation and control of your child. An adopted child is treated as if he or she was born to the adopting parents for the purposes of wills, grants, trusts, and so forth, unless the instru­ ment clearly indicates otherwise, or unless the instrument was executed . prior to September I, 1969. At one time, unless an adopted child was specifically named in instruments such as the parents' wills, grants, trusts, etc., he or she mayor may not have been covered. Not all health and accident insurance policies will automatically cover adopted child­ ren, but the coverage of some poli­ cies has been extended to cover cer­ tain of them. Specifically naming your adopted children in your will and insurance policies may be an adequate safeguard, but if you have any doubts over your adopted child's status under your will or your insu­ rance policy, do consult a lawyer. You'l want to dispel those doubts before they're resolved against you or your child. The adoption procedures required by law are meant to protect the best interests of the child. The actual effect of the procedures, however, has been the subject of debate from time to time in various quarters. In any event, the procedures are well meant, and need not discourage any prospective adoptive parent. The Murphys practice law In Braintree.

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serious exchange' regarding truths way to avoid being condemned for This year, the Vatican ordered the By Sister Mary Ann Walsh requiring religious assent" in c'on­ teaching what's contrary to the VATICAN CITY (NC) - Vati­ . Ftench bishops' conference to revise temporary religi'ous education. church. can officials say they are concerned "Pierres Vivantes" (Living Stones), Dominican Father Jordan Auman, about what they call "speculative a religious text for children.. It cited Discussing problems he sees in a consultant for religious education many texts, he noted "Lutheran concerns such as lack of clear empha­ theology" in Catholic religious edu­ cation textbooks of several countries. sis on sacraments, commandments . textbooks at the Vatican Congrega­ . theology" in "treatment of grace, . 'tion for the Clergy,. agreed. The ,Mass and the sacraments.... . and the meaning of sin. .In 1.984, such concern prompted clergy cOngregation oversees religious For exampIe, they teach grace as a the Vatican to direct Archbishop Two Vatican officials spoke with education programs. free 'gift of God but neglect the fact Peter Gerety of Newark, N.J., to National Catholic News ,Service that grace is a reality in the soul. .. "One standard objection" to chil­ withdraw his imprimatur from about their concerns over theologi­ He also said that "the concept of dren's textbooks is that they place "Christ Among Us," an adult reli­ cal texts and catechetics, but did not "so much emphasis on relating to sin has been watered down, making gious education book. According to name books currently und~r study. one another, holding' hands, playing it practically impossible to commit a Archbishop Gerety, the Vatican said "There's a great deal of specula­ mortal sin. games': that one "never gets to reli­ the book "cites individual theorists Father Herron' cited ';an increas­ gious education," Father Auman as though their views could-supplant tive theology iIi'textbooks" for ele­ said. . mentary and, secondary school stu­ ingly non-Catholic perspective on the teachings of the church.... dents; said Father Thomas Herron, I~ "Report o~ the 'Faith> a bo~k the··sacraments... an offiCial of the doctrinal congrega­ Sacraments, he said, "ate reduced bas!d on interviews with Cardiqal tion. . . i' to. symbols - saying only that the of the Vati­ Joseph Ratzinger, head .. I} '. .. Eucharist is the sign that God loves The priest, a Philadelphia native, . can Congregation for the 'Doctrine u~;"'He-called su~h t(:~chihg "superfi­ noted that there ·are two kinds of of the Faith, the catdinitl said Some cial. ~ '. speculative theology - that which texts are "fractured," because ihey '~'Cilt1161ic sacramental theology 102 5hawomet Ave,Rue dissents from church teaching and pre'sent only part of'Catholic teach­ Somenet, Mass. teaches that a sacrament is an effica­ that which probes beyond church ing. cious sign, and that the sign works teaching. Only the latter is permissi­ Tel. 674-4881 what it promises," he said. "Some catechisms and many cate­ ble, he said.. Cardinal Ratzinger said some con­ chists no longer teach the Catholic 3V2 room Apartment

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render some elements of the Chris-.. "If Providence frees me one day been used incorrectly by. many cate­ tian heritage humanly 'interesting,'" from this commitment," the head of chists. the cardinal said. . ' . the doctrinal congregation said, "I would like to dedicate myself to writ"A lot of cathechists in the U.S. He said all catechesis must be ing about original sin and the neces­ are teaching a 'radical pacifism as if built around thdour basic elements sity of rediscovering its authentic Christianity were equated with radi­ , of Christ(aIi life: the Creed; the Lord's reality. In effect, it is no longer A COLLECTION OF, HElPFUL FLOOR

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decorated church of a statue of Peter, adorned with f,lowers at its base and borne by area fisher­ men. In his homily, the bishop as­ sured the fishermen of his ,per­ sonal prayers, and said that the blessing ceremony in conjunction with the eucharistic liturgy al­ lows one to meditate upon the nife of a fisherman and its similarity to those of the apostles. After the Mass, a parade fea­ turing several bands and the bishop's Knights of Columbus honor guard, representing the Bishop Feehan and Bishop Tyler Assemblies of Provincetown l,lnd Hyannis, made its way to Mac­ Millan' Wharf, the site of the blessing. Riding with S1. Peter's statue was veteran fisherman Anthony Menangas, among ,its faithful es­ corts for many years. His wife Florence also plays an important part in the annuail festivities; it is she who lovingly decorates the statue. Bishop Cronin, Father Burns and other dignitaries followed the statue in a convertible, trail­ ed by an open cart full of local singers and musicians, whose up­ beat music was a special bonus for the hundreds -lining the parade route. At MacMiUan Wharf, Bishop Cronin began the event· with a prayer' and the blessing was underway. A passenger on the

Liberty, ,the first ship to pass the reviewing platform, tossed a wreath overboard to honor those who have died at sea. Hundreds of ships, from huge commercial fishing vessels to tiny pleasure craft, sailed past the platform, many decorated with banners, streamers and balloons, effective­ ly accentuating the exuberant mood of the day. One pleasure craft, the B Trio, captured the heart of the bishop with a large band on board play­ ing "Danny Boy." Everyone present had a lot of fun, but the true meaning of the day superseded all the merri­ ment. Perhaps the best way to express this is to quote from Bishop Cronin's opening prayer: God, who divided the waters from the dry ~and and created every living thing they contain; who wi-lied that man should have domain over the fishes of the sea; who walked on the crest of the waves and stilled the winds and sea; grant, we pray, that your servants may have you as their captain, and so be de­ livered from all perils. Haul into their boats a good catch of fish, and come finaHy to the port of ever­ lasting blessedness laden with the merits of good works, through Christ our Lord.


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The pa.storal let~er of', James has a message for us today early rain. One feels close to the , fountain of faith. The pastoral letter of James This good man, known as from the New Testament is one of "James the Just," had a, great . my favorites and the favorite ·of many others too. Readers like its reputation for .godlinesslllnd de­ brevity and the punch it packs votion. "Consider it joy, my brothers, ,whenever you face in. its five brief chapters. A mother recently called to trials of any ki~d ,because you ask what I would suggest she koow that the testing of your discuss widi ~er' ,teenagers, faith develops perseverance,'~ he said. . neither she nor they having "Hang. in there," he is' saying much time' for reading. I recom­ to us. mended James. She called back ,There always are occasions a couple of weeks later and told me her children were so deep when one must "hang in" and ,into Ithe discussion that they see a problem through. At any couldn't wait until ,their next time we may be confronted with Bible lesson. James had struck troubles, not always of our own making. People are abused,' Hed close to home. , One might call his' letter ap-' about, taunted' for their faith, plied Christianity. Here you find cheated;. scorned' taken advan­ the tage of 'and all the rest. down-to-earth religion, :thingsthat take, place common But James reminds us that aife. It calls us to "walk worthy along with confusion and pain of the calling wilth which we such trials' 'can have positive, are called." If one wishes to put growth-prod~cing effects. This ds 'Christianity into practice, one the way we can develop staying ,shOUld read James' pastoral power.' It has been proved that ' letter. :. , one .attains. full, .strength and capacity by working against re~ James, as did Jesus, uses simi­ les drawn. from the' natural sistance; and there seems'a' fi,rm­ world: a s~orching sun, fire, the , ness and depth of Chri~tia,n c,om­ By CecilIa Belanger

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Women discuss church role By NC News In hearings conducted ,in Or­ lando, Fla., and Evansville, Ind., in preparation for the first draft of a U.S. bishops' pastoral letter on women, participants agreed that their leadership qualities have been underused and under­ appreciated by the church. Bishop Thomas J. Grady of Orlando, one of the five-member committee (if the National Con­ ference of Oatholic Bishops work­ ing on the pastoral, called for the consu~tation ,in his diocese so that he could take the report to a committee meeting in Aug­ ust. 1000 women took part in it at nine parish meetings. The report said that "the re­ fusal to take women seriously" was among the prevailing themes of the hearings. Some witnesses also urged that the church's teaching on birth control be revised and ex­ pressed concern that women re­ ceive equal pay in the chuch and in society. The report said' that contraception was brought up in all the meetings "and painful stories were related by some of the women." But the most frequently voiced appeal, the report said, "was for more women in ministries." While many of the women said they appreciated ,the number of ministries available to them since the Second Vatican Coun­ cil, they added that they resented the prevailing atttiude that says "women should serve quietly in the background, particularly in the view of the chauvinistic clergy." Women want to he included in 'leadership and decision-making capacities, they said. One portion of the report read: "During floor discussions, it was stated that the church needs to 'review -its traditions. They won­ dered if the traditions reflected male-dominated thought and not the ;legacy of Christ. They felt ... that women shou~d be allow­ ed to hold higher office." When asked what themes emerged as most important for the bishops to include in their upcoming pastoral' letter, one woman said, "How did Jesus treat the women he encountered? Compassion, understanding, ap­ preciation, encouragement. To the degree that church leaders foster these feelings, women will

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