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Children the joy of his life

Msgr. Patrick 0 'Neill dies at 64

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A BANGLADESHI mother tries to feed her undernourished child. Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world. Problems of its women and of women in similar situations in other nations are addressed by the pope in a letter to women (see story below).

A priest who considered his work with children "the joy of my life" died July 8 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. Msgr. Patrick J. O'Neill, 64, was from 1962 to 1973 superintendent of diocesan schools and from 1973 to 1977 diocesan director of education, a post including supervision of schools for special needs children, parish religious education programs and a variety of educational offerings for adults. His funeral Mass was offered yesterday at St. Julie BiIIiart Church, North Dartmouth, with his brother, Rev. Cornelius J. O'Neill, pastor of Sacred Heart parish, Taunton, as principal celebrant and homilist and scores of priests of the diocese in attendance. Interment was in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River. A Fall River native, the son of the late Patrick O'Neill and the late Sarah (Coogan) O'Neill, Msgr. O'Neill was in youth a member of Sacred He:art parish in that city. Following graduation from then Msgr. Coyle High School in Taunton, he prepared for priesthood at Our Lady of Providence Seminary, Warwick, RI, and St. John's Seminary, Brighton. Following his ordination Feb. 2, 1957, by the late Bishop James L. Connolly, he was parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Church, Fall River, and St. Thomas More Church, Somerset. While heading the diocesan school sys-

tern, he was concurrently for II years chaplain of Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, where he also taught and was a guidance counselor. In 1975 he was named pastor of SS. Peter and Paul parish, Fall River, while remaining director of education until 1977, when he resigned from that post to devote himself to parish ministry.]n 1986 he was appointed pastor of St. Julie Billiart parish, North Dartmouth, retiring from that pastorate in 1993, and living thereafter at the Priests' Retirement Home in Fall River. Msgr. O'Neill held a bachelor's degree from St. John's Seminary, and master's and doctorate degrees


from Boston College. As his doctoral thesis he published a 650page study of New England elementary school principals. He was active in the National Catholic Educational Association and was a past president of its department of Chief Administrators of Catholic Education (CACE). He taught on the college and graduate school levels and conducted workshops across the nation for school administrators and school board members. An inveterate tinkerer, he enjoyed doing electrical work and "amateur carpentry" in the parishes in which he served, experience which stood him in good stead as he supervised renovation and enlargement of St. Julie Billiart Church in 1992 and 1993. His last official act as its pastor was blessing of the church's new wing, which is dedicated to him. ]n retirement he lived at the Priests' Retirement Home in Fall River. Msgt. O'Neill was an enthusiastic sailor, participating in several Newport to Bermuda and Marblehead to Halifax, Nova Scotia, races. He was frequently joined in sailing by his brother. As well as by him, he is survived by a sister, Mary M. Melker of Fall River and by two nephews, Patrick J. and Neil T. Melker and a niece, Kathleen M. Costa. He also leaves several cousins in this country and in ]reland.

Pre-Beijlng letter

Papal message addresses women of world VAT1CAN CITY (CNS) - ]n a letter addressed to the women of the world, Pope John Paul II has praised women's roles as mothers, wives and social leader.s, and said they need greater protection against persistent forms of violence apd exploitation. The letter endorsed women's liberation as a substantially positive process but emphasized that men and women rightly have a "diversity of rol«:s" in society and in the church that reflect their complementary natures. The all-male plriesthood, he said, does not detract from the role of women and is not a sign of male domination. He condemned abortion as a grave sin, but stressed that responsibility for it can extend far beyond the woman directly involved. The pope said his. unprecedented letter was an attempt to speak "directly to the heart and mind of every woman" before the start of the United Nations' Fourth World Conference on Women, to be held in Beijing, China, in, September.

Vatica n officials expect tough debate during the conference over issues of abortion, gender difference and women's role in the family. The papal letter, however, avoided controversy and took a strictly positive tone. It included thanks for all women have done, an apology for the church's failure to recognize these contributions at all times and a condemnation of what the pope called the "long and degrading histqry" of sexual violence against women. ]n a reference to prostitution and sex tourism, the pope blamed the "widespread hedonistic and commercial culture" for encouraging systematic exploitation of sexuality and corrupting "even very young girls into letting their bodies be used for profit." The pope also discussed rape and the questions it raises about abortion. He said the issue presents itself not only in cases of war but in permissive societies marked by "aggressive male behavior." He praised "those women who, with a heroic love for the child

they have conceived, proceed with a pregnancy resulting from the injustice of rape." Even in cases of rape, he said, the choice to have an abortion is always a grave sin. "But before

FIRE rally is Sept. 9 at Melody Tent Mark September 9 on your calendar! Bishop Sean O'Malley has announced it as the date on which a F]RE rally will take place at Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. FI R E, an acronym for Faith, ]ntercession, Repentance and Evangelism, is sponsored by the Cape and ]slands deanery of the diocesan Charismatic Renewal. It will continue from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a Mass scheduled for 4 p.m. Turn to Page II

being something to blame on the woman, it is a crime for which guilt needs to be attributed to men and to the complicity of the general social environment," he added. The pope urged changes to make women's equality a reality, calling for equal pay for equal work, protection for working mothers, fairness in career advancement and equal family rights for men and women. But in listing obstacles to women's equality, he pointed out that "the 'gift of motherhood is often penalized rather than rewarded," and said that "much remains to be done to prevent discrimination against those who have chosen to be wives and mothers." The pope opened his letter with expressions of gratitude to women as mothers, wives, daughters and sisters, professionals in various fields and religions. Their contributions in all these areas, he said, reflect the "genius of women." He elaborated on this term throughout the letter, attributing to women such gifts as "an

ability to see persons with their hearts," independent of ideologicalor political systems; a willingness to give themselves generously to others, particularly in education and in serving the weakest and most defenseless; and a natural"insight" that helps make human relations more honest and authentic. "I know, of course, that simply saying thank you is not enough," the pope wrote in noting how women's dignity has been unappreciated at times by the church and the rest of humanity. ]n various times and places, he said, women have been unacknowledged, misrepresented, relegated to the margins of society and even reduced to servitude. He said assigning blame for this is not easy, considering how people's attitudes are shaped by their culture. "If objective blame, especial,ly in particular historical contexts, has belonged to not just a few members of the church, for this] am truly Turn to Page II

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Brief priesthood for convert LONDON (CNS) - Father Old land was an Anglica,n priest for over 60 years before his reception into the Catholic Church. He died as a Catholic priest just hours after his ordination at age 88 by West London Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue, who ordained Father Old land in his hospital bed and was principal celebrant at his funeral. The convert had suffered a heart attack two hours before his ordi.nation was due to take place. His guests were left waiting at St. Anne's church, East London, as Father Old land was rushed to the hospital. A close Anglican friend, Father Christopher Bedford. said: "He wanted to die a priest and not a deacon. In the days after his reception and ordination as deacon in the Catholic Church, he wa's, quite literally, given a new lease on life. Father Old land was said to have great devotion to Our Lady of Walsingham, the patron of England's national Marian shrine. His last prayer before he died was the Hail Mary. Although wheelchair-bound and living in a nursing home, he still attended Mass every Sunday and holy day. He became an Anglican priest in 1934, working in British parishes until his retirement in 1986. He was received into the Catholic Church May I I. PERMANENT Deacon and Mrs. Maurice Lavallee have retired from St. Joseph's School, New Bedford, where Deacon Lavallee has taught computer science since his retirement and Mrs. Lavallee has taught for 31 years, substituting in all grades as well as teaching regularly in kindergarten and first grade. Both have been active in Boy Scouting and have received the Pelican award. Deacon Lavallee has also received the Scoutmaster's Key award, while Mrs. Lavallee won a trip to Disney World as 1972 Teacher of the Year, in 1975 received a Outstanding Elementary Teacher of America award and in 1990 was included in Who's Who among American Teachers. The couple have five children and six grandchildren. Deacon Lavallee ministers at St. Joseph parish, New Bedford.



Sister Dion, R~JM



RENEWING THEIR religious vows on the occasion of their anniversaries of profession as Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena were Sister Catherine Mary O'Brien, OP, left, and Sister Judith Brunell, OP, golden and silver jubilarians respectively. Sister O'Brien, a Fall River native and graduate of Dominican Academy, taught at her alma mater and St. Anne's School, both in Fall River, and at schools of her community in New York and ·Connecticut. Sister Brunell, a Plattsburgh, NY, native, taught at St. Peter's School in that city and has been active in spiritual development and retreat ministry. At present she teaches in a New Bedford program for teens who are pregnant or parents and offers spiritual counseling at her community's North Dartmouth convent. (Gaudette photo)

Prayer-walking is spiritual "exercise" ST. MEINRAD, Ind. (CNS)Both exercise and prayer can become tedious when they are seen as obligations. But a new book from St. Meinrad's Abbey Press has an idea for making both activities a pleasurable and voluntary part of life through "Prayer-Walking." "There's really no one way to do this," says author Linus Mundy, who works as director of publications at Abbey Press when he's not writing or walking. . "There's a certain amount of discipline involved, but prayerwalking really is very accessible," he added. "It's something that is almost Ii ke a spiritual attitude." Mundy envisions prayer-walking as a 20-minute stroll supplemented by whatever private prayers you choose: His book offers quotes from writers like Gerard Manley Hopkins and Annie Dillard to guide readers.

For those who dismiss a daily dose of prayer-walking as idleness, Mundy counters that setting aside regular time away from career and other responsibilities - quiet time for solitary acitivity like prayerwalks - pumps new life and spiritual energy into the most demanding days. Prayer-walking can benefit anybody, whether they're professionals, homemakers, factory workers or students. It can be a simple break that relieves stress and problems. It's also for those who don't have access to the country landscapes of places like St. Meinrad. City people should know that prayer-walking can occur as easily on neighborhood sidewalks as on a woodsy hiking trail. "Prayer-Walking" is available at Catholic bookstores or can be ordered from Abbey Press at (800) 325-2511.

Sister Armande Dion, RJM, 89, a Fall River native, died July 7 at a house of her community in North Smithfield, RI. A daughter of the late Fortunat and Georgina (Gelinas) Dioll; she entered the Religious of Jesus and Mary in 1925 and thereafter served in Fall River and in convents in Canada, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and New York. She is survived by a brother, Lucien Dion of Fall River; and three sisters, Bertha LaChance of Fall River; Rita Lambert ofTiverton, RI; and Alice Gagnon of Ft. Pierce, Fla. Her Mass of Christian Hurial was offered July 12 at Notre Dame Church, and interment was in Notre Dame Cemetery, both in Fall River.

K of C· hit new high NEW HAVEN, Conn. (eNS) - Knights of Columbus contributed more than $100 million and nearly 49 million hours in volunteer service to church, community and youth programs in 1994. Both totals are the highest i::1 the organization's I 13-year history. Supr.eme Knight Virgil C. Dechant said the figures are "hisl orymaking." "The financial giving alone well over $100 million contributed to countless good causes in thousands of communities - is a major achievement," he added. "But there is even more eloquent testimony to the spirit that motivates the Knights of Columbus in the more than 48 million hours of volunteer service." In 1994, Knights also made 4,986,618 visits to the sick and bereaved and donated blood 344,660 times.

Franciscans urg4~d to promote pea.~e

VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Pope John Paul II urged Franciscan Sister Dorothy Moore, Jersey, and New ·York. An priests and brothers to seek an end RGS, a native of New Bed-. organist, she is at present to war by promoting the peace ford and of St. Lawrence par- accompanist for the junior message of their founder, St. ish in that city, celebrated her' choir at Holy Family/Holy Francis of Assisi. golden jubilee of religious life Name School, New Bedford. "May Francis obtain the gift of June 24 at a Mass of thanks- The choir was among those true peace for peoples at war! Too giving offered by Rev. John that sang at Mother Teresa's much blood has already been spilled," the pope recently told members P. Driscoll,pastorofSt. Law-' Mass last month at St. Law- of the Order of Friars Minor rence. Concelebrants were rence Church. Conventual. Rev. Francis McManus, SJ, Sister Moore is the daughCiting continuing conflict in the Balkans, he said the Europeans in who was also homilist, and ter of Harold and Mary E. Fathers Michael Racine and (Gallagher) Moore, both de- particular need to accept the lessons of St. Francis' life. Thomas O'Dea. ceased. Her father was prinThe Franciscans were meeting A graduate of New Bedford cipal of the Andrew B. Cush- in a general chapter to elect new High School, Sister Moore man School in South Dart- officials and set directions for l:he entered the Sisters.ofthe Good mouth. order. Their new minister general is Italian Father Agostino Gardin. Shepherd in Peekskill, NY, to The pope said he was pleased to prepare for. the community's see the Conventual Francisca.ns ministry to troubled young focusing more attention on ecuwomen and other needy permenical efforts. and on environ~ons. She holds a bachelor's mental issues. St. Francis is the patron saint of ecologists. degree in music education and He also praised the order for a master's degree in education renewed mission work in Eastern and is a certified child care Europe and other areas that are worker and pastoral minister, emerging from decades of religious serving in New York City and persecution. In the Fall River diocese, Confor over five years at St. Luke's ventual Franciscans serve in Holy Hospital, New Bedford. Cross parish, Fall River; Our Lady She has been a music direcof Perpetual Help parish, Nf:w tor in schools of her communBedford; Corpus Christi parish, ity and a child care supervisor East Sandwich; and Holy Rosary parish. Taunton. in Marlborough and in New



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ALL SYSTEMS are go for the annual Bishop's Night on Cape Cod, sponsored by the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and taking place Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Tara Cape Codder Hotel, Hyannis. Making sure of those systems are seated from left, Pat Costa, president of Cape and Islands DCCW District V; Kitsy Lancisi, DCCW president; Mary Mikita, a past president; standing, Kathleen Maddison, historian; Betty Mazzuchelli, DCCW 3rd vice-president; Msgr. Henry T. Munroe, District V moderator; Joanne Quirk, a past president and past National Council of Catholic Women province director. (Lavoie photo)

GOP could lead big change in nation, pundits say WASHINGTON (CNS) - The Republican takeover of Congress could be the first step to a "change of direction" not seen since Franklin D. Roosevelt won the White House in 1932, according to political analyst Mark Shields. ABC News correspondent Sheila Kast agreed: "The. GOr is serious. They mean things. If anybody had any doubt, [late February's] decision on school lundles removed it." A House committee voted to repeal the National School Lunch Act by putting the funds in block grants for states' distribution. Shields and Ms. Kast spoke at a pundits panel during the annual combined social a(:tion ministry gathering in Washington sponsored by the U.S. Catholic Conference and 12 other Catholic organizations. A syndicated c()lumnist and commentator on PBS' "MacNeill Lehrer Newshour'" and CNN's "The Capitol Gang," Shields said the 1994 elections are a "potential change of direction" in need of a GOP presidential victory in 1996 to cement the change. And with Republican would-be presidential nominees testing the waters, "they're ac:ting as if win-

ning the presidency is a foregone conclusion," he said. Democrats could blame Ronald Reagan's two presidential wins on Reagan's charisma, according to Shields. But the so-called Reagan "revolution" fizzled out in 1982, when the GOP lost 26 House seats and with it his momentum. . But in the 1994 elections, without a president to choose and no charismatic Republican heading a ticket, "voters selectively fired Democrats and hired Republicans," Shields said. A Democrat-controlled White House with a GOP-controlled Congress is a reversal of the balance of powerfor much ofthe past 25 years, he said, but has the same result, whereby one party blames the other and ignores the achievements made with bipartisan cooperation. "We're operating in an atmosphere of cynicism and pessimism the likes of which I have not seen in my adult life," Shields said. Despite such accomplishments as the virtual elimination of poverty among the elderly, cleaner air and water and an, automotive industry again dominant in the world, Americans have been treated to a


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His Excellency, the Most Reverend Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap., Bishop of Fall River, has announced the following appointments:


Rev. Hugh J. McCullough, S.D.B., Parochial Vicar, St. Pius X Parish, South Yarmouth.


Effective June 28, 1995 Rev. Freddie Babiczuk, from Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception Parish, Fall River, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Taunton, and Chaplain, Taunton Catholic Middle School. Effective July 26,1995










the living word

Enough Is Enough For fans of the morbid and the macabre, the O.J. Simpson trial has been a busman's holiday. Sickening at best and revolting at worst, the horrendous tale of murder and revenge surpasses even the gory excesses of Hamlet. Yet the show goes on daily and one cannot watch a news program without being fed the day's garbage. Those who profit from the media claim public demand is the reason for their blanket coverage. But their greed is beginning to backfire. Recent reliable surveys clearly indicate that the public is losing respect for both. the media messengers and their messages. First and foremost, objectivity has been lost. The media have their own axe to grind, dictated by those who own and control them. The public is not really getting the information it needs to evaluate and judge newsworthy events. Instead, it is fed biased reports by too many who have become too cynical. What one might term the experiences of daily life seldom get news space. It's the warped, perverted and sensational story that captures headlines. A constant dose of such trash is eroding public respect for the media. In the long run, people will simply draw the line, demanding, as they should, an end to policies that destroy people and ridicule institutions. . In the process of overkilling the O.J. Simpson story, the media have played a key role in bringing about a growing distrust for and disrespect of the entire judicial system. The trial has degenerated into a legal showcase for arrogance and avarice; but if the media were barred from the courtroom, the actors would not have an audience. As it is, those who have reduced the legal process to a fiasco are gaining self-fulfillment at the expense of what is right and just. No other such case has been drawn out for so long and certainly few other citizens would be granted such privileges as those bestowed during this trial. As a result the public is losing its respect for the system that is supposed to uphold its rights. We should get our courts off television and radio and allow people not merely respect for their privacy but also the assurance of fairness. As the nation struggles through the aberrations of law as. played out in the Simpson court, let's try to restore the equality, rights and freedoms that each citizen should enjoy. We should not permit money, legal highjinks or, above all, greedy lawyers to determine the stature of our courts. To restore them to the position of respect they should have, we need to reflect on the accountability of the judicial system and the responsibility of the media. When lawyers and cameras come face to face, it seems that constitutional rights go out of focus. We have lost the clear picture and we are unable to refocus. The public has the responsibility to continue to hold both the courts and media to a standard of fairness. At this moment few experts can tell you where either is headed. However, oQ.e thing is certain: the Simpson case has brought out the worst in each. It's about time that we the people proclaimed that enough is enough.

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Fairness balances merit and nee.d By Father Kevin J. Harrington

I once wrote an article for this column entitled: "Color Me Human." In it I defended the dissenting opinion hel" by Associate JusticeWilliam H. Rehnquist in the 1979 United Steelworkers v. Weber case, which upheld affirmative action programs in the private workplace against a challenge by a white worker who had been denied a place in a training program. None of the five Justices who voted in the majority in that case remains on the Court. The future Chief Justice warned in his prophetic dissent that "the Court has sown the wind" by. endorsing a racial preference that he called "the very evil that the law was The Editor intended to eradicate." Letters Welcome My first exposure to affirmative Letters to the editor are wel~omed. All letters should be brief and the action was when I was asked my race on a college scholarship apeditor reserves the right to condense any letters if deemed necessary. All plication. The dean was very disletters must be signed and contain a home or business address. appointed when he found out that my mother's parents were born in Portugal, not Spain, because I was thus not eligible for minority preference. I could only conjecture that because my father's parents were born in Ireland, I had four OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER strikes against me! The dean was annoyed when I indicated that I Published weekly by The Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River checked the box "other" for race 887 Highland Avenue P.O. BOX 7 and entered the word "human." Fall River. MA 02720 Fall River, MA 02722-0007 It is clear now that the mood of Telephone 508-675-7151 the Court and tijat of public opinFAX (508) 675-7048 ion are substantially in sync in feelSend address changes to P.O. Box 7 or call telephone number above ing squeamish about awarding public benefits on the basis of race. In the Court's decision in Adarand GENERAL MANAGER EDITOR Constructors v. Pena it sharply Rosemary Dussault Rev. John F. Moore ~ leary Press - Fall RIver limited the federal government's _____________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _1 authority to give minorities special

preferences in awarding federal contracts. The Court did not declare all race-based programs unconstitutional, as did Associate Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia. The comment made by Justice Scalia seems to me to be persuasive: "Individuals who have been wronged by unlawful discrimination should be made whole; but under our Constitution there can be no such thing as either a creditor or a debtor race." America needs to be committed as a society to doing all it can to truly equalize every child's opportunity, given equal God-given talent. Our present public institutions not only fail to compensate for disadvantages of birth, they actively exacerbate them. The public schools in rich neighborho'ods offer far more than those in poor areas, while programs like Head Start hardly begin to make up for the head start enjoyed by the children of the affluent. We have a long way to go before we become a color-blind or genderneutral culture but I believe the real inequalities of opportunity have to do with a family's financial status. It would behoove all Americans 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111

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to remember that this natior.. was founded to provide a change from the aristocratic order of Europe where one was born into one'~: lifelong status. Our nobler instincts have always held to the ideal that the home into which a child is 路born should not determine his or her place in society. Two strong caveats 路are in order as we debate the pros路and路colls of affirmative action. Liberals, with their emphasis on the respom:ibility of the collective to take ca:re of its members, tend to find the cause of inequities in society's defects and to create government programs to make things right. They need to hear the wise aphorism coined by Murray Seasongood, a little-known Midwestern mayor who said: "If Gabriel makes your laws and Lucifer administers them, you get bad government." On the other hand, conservatives, with their stress on the .idea that individuals should sink or swim by their own efforts, tend to find the cause of inequities in the defects of individuals, and rejec:t as unjust meddling any government intrusion into what they regard as private decisions. They need to hear the wise aphorism coined. by an anonymous Native Americ:an: "Walk a mile in my moccasins." It does not reflect our nohler instincts as a nation to resort to a . kind of social Darwinism that assumes that fairness requires only that the swiftest win each r2.ce. Fairness, a core American valut:, is broad enough to embrace both an emphasis on merit and positive efforts to help those most in need.


The challenge to love our neighbor Deuteronomy 30:10-14 Colossians 1:15-20 Luke 10:25-37 Some spiritual leaders make the quest for eternal life: a matter of arcane doctrine and complicated ritual. In today's rendings Moses and Jesus challenge such notions by presenting the simplicity and accessibility of Goel's life-giving command to love Clur neighbor, who is as near as the person in need whom we may meet at any moment. Let us take to heart the nearness of our God by lisl:ening to the words of the responsorial psalm: "Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live" (Ps 69). Deuteronomy has Moses anticipate the future exile of the Jewish people in Babylon when they will be tempted to think that their loss of land and temple means that God is distant from them. To refute this notion, Moses tells the people that God is not limited to a particular place, but is present everywhere through the words of his commandments that are written in the book of the law and in the hearts of those who have committed them to memory. The commands to love God and neighbor are not "mysteriou!i and remote;" nor are they "up in the sky" or "across the sea." They are in the mouths and hearts of the Israelites who have learned and internalized the will of their God. For the next four weeks the second reading will be taken from Paul's letter to the Colossians, which attacks certain teachers who stressed obscure wisdom about such things as angels anC! Jewish practices rather than the centrality of Christ as the agent of creation and the redeemer (see Col 2: 16-23). Against this phony religiosity the letter presents Christ Jesus as the fullness of God's revelation. Today's reading is a hymn in praise of Christ as the agent of creation and the redeemer. To understand the mystery of God, the Colossians need to'look no further than Christ, the "head of the body, the church," and "the first-born of the dead." It pleased God to make absolute fullness reside in him and, by means of him, to reconcile everything in his person, everything ... both

Daily Readings July 17: Ex 1:8-14,22; Ps 124:1-8; Mt 10:34-11:1 July 18: Ex 2:1-15a; Ps 69:3, 14,30-31,33-34; Mt 11:20-24 July 19: Ex 3: 1-6,9-12; Ps 103:1-4,6-7; Mt 11:25-27 July 20: Ex 3: 13-20; Ps 105:1,5,8-9,24··27; Mt 11:2830 July 21: Ex 11:10-12:14; Ps 116:12-13,15-18; Mt 12:18 July 22: Sg 3: 1-4a or 2 Cor 5:14-17; Ps 63:2-6,8-9; In 20:12,11-18 July 23: Gn 18:1-10a; Ps 15:2-5; Col 1:24··28; Lk 10:38-42

By DR. PATRICK V. REID on earth and in the heavens, making peace through the blood of his cross. (Col 1:19-20) To understand the dialogue between the lawyer and Jesus in today's Gospel, we need to consider the previous section in Luke where Jesus praises the Father for hiding his teachings from "the wise and the learned" and revealing them to "the childlike" (10:21-22). The lawyer is one of the wise and learned who prefer to debate the nuances of the law rather than live its obvious teachings. Luke tells us he "stood up to test" Jesus by asking, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus immediately refers the lawyer to the Jewish Torah and asks how he "reads" ("interprets") it, and the lawyer responds with a correct reading by citing the two great commandments of love of God and love of neighbor. Jesus. concurs with the scholar's interpretation and challenges him, " ... do this and you will live." But, rather than accept Jesus' command, the lawyer, wishing "to justify himself," asks JeSus, "who is my neighbor?" The parable that Jesus gives in answer turns the lawyer's world upside down. When the priest and Levite, fellow jewish countrymen to the lawyer, encounter the wounded man in the road, they "pass by on the opposite Side." They may have cultic reasons for doing so (see Levitius 21),but their behavior is reprehensible.


July 16 1937, Rev. Bernard Percot, O.P., Founder, St. Dominic, Swansea July 17 1960, Rev. William J. Smith, Pastor, St. James, Taunton 1981, Rev. Edmond Rego, Associate Pastor, Espirito Santo, Fall River July 18 1968, Rev. Adalbert Szklanny, St. Patrick, Fall River 1984, Rev. LionelG. Doraisi, SSS., Native South Attleboro July 19 1934, Most Rev. Daniel F. Feehan, D.O., Second Bishop of Fall River 1907-34 1975, Rev. Francis M. Coady, Pastor, SS. Peter and Paul, Fall River 1992, Msgr. Joseph R. Pannoni, Pastor Emeritus, Holy Rosary, Taunton July 20 1983, Rev. Joao Medeiros, Retired Pastor, St. Elizabeth, Fall River


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'f. In contrast, a Samaritan, whom the Jews looked down upon as not adhering to the Torah, responds with compassion and goes to extraordinary lengths to care for this stranger. Not only does he treat his wounds, but he also delays his own journey, brings him to an inn, cares for him, and leaves money for further expenses. This ritually unclean and socially outcast Samaritan is the opposite of the lawyer and the priest and Levite. Notice how Jesus has subtly altered the lawyer's question by the end of the parable. Rather than answering the lawyer's initial question, "who is my neighbor?", Jesus asks, "Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers' victim?" The lawyer is forced to concede: "The one who treated him with mercy." Jesus ends the meeting with the command to the lawyer and to us: "Go and do Likewise."

LCWR elects Sister Harrington Region I Chair Sister of Mercy Sheila Harrington has been elected chair of New England Region I of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious for a three-year term. In that capacity she will provide leadership of the region and will be a member of the LCWR national board. She is one of three Sisters of Mercy in her family. Sister Kathleen Harrington directs the John E. Boyd Center for Child Care and Development in Fall River and Sister Patri<:ia is a faculty member at Feehan High School, Attleboro. A brother, Rev. Brian J. Harrington, is pastor of St. Julie Billiart parish, North Dartmouth.

Oncology citation firs t in area Susan P. O'Brien RN, director of oncology services at Saint Anne's Hospital, Fall River, has become the first nurse in the Fall River area to successfully complete a national advanced oncology nursing certification examination. She is one of 219 nurses in the United States who have achieved this recognition. Advanced certification is offered to registered nurses who have earned a master's degree in nursing and completed a minimum of 30 months of nursing practice and 2000 hours of oncology nursing practice. Ms. O'Brien has been an oncology nurse for 15 years and is involved in community programs including cancer screenings, education s~pport groups and Hospice Outreach, Inc. She is also a director of the Greater Fall River unit of the American Cancer Society, the: Jaffe Foundation and the James L. Maher Center.

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Chor'e'lists for kids, Dear Dr. Kenny: We have two boys, a second-grader and a fifth-grader. They never did their chores when they were told. I nagged and threatened, usually to little avail. Then my husband and I made three "to do" lists: for before school, after school and before bed. Our boys were to check each task offthems~lves and present the checklist to us for our signature before they left for school, went out to play or went to bed. We give small rewards for the tasks completed. The lists have worked like magic for several months. Our boys grab a fresh list, do the chores, get the lists signed and go on wth their day. No more nagging. We have enclosed copies of our lists, and, thought you might share this idea with your readers. (Indil!na)

Are you among the 10 to ally due to a hiatal 'hernia 15 percent of Americans and that over 30 percent of who suffer from severe and those affected by GERD intractable heartburn and suffer some degree of irrita, are unable to obtain relief tion and damage to the eso, through conventional med, phagus. Although heartburn ical treatment? If so, Saint is the most common com, Anne's Hospital, Fail River, plaint, other frequent symp' has an alternative treatment toms include chest pain, option it would like you to difficulty swallowing, recur, rent laryngitis, pneumonia know about. The innovative proce, and vomiting of blood, The laparoscopic' proce, dures, laparascopic Nissen fundoplication, offers a break, dure is relatively non,in, , through source of relief for vasive, said the physician, .patients with gastro,esoph, who recently introduced it What a wonderful idea! A.nd it ageal reflux disease (GERD). to the area. He described it works. We are glad to pass your This clinical first is availa, as Han intricate abdominal positive discipline plan on to our ble at Saint Anne's Hospital surgical procedure, per, readers. One reason that your plan works ,without the two to three, formed by means of four is that it gives attention to success, month wait necessary at small incisions to restore some facilities in larger cities. the barrier' between the HAs part of its continu, stomach and the esophagus." ing commitment to bring It involves preoperative test, the latest medical and sur, ing to ensure that it will I'm tired of reading the stagical advances to the Greater , improve the patient's con, tistics on how many people in Fall River community, Saint dition and an overnight hos, America have no health care coverage because they can't Anne's Hospital is excited pital stay. afford the monthly payments Laparascopic Nissen fund, at being the first Southeast' for health insurance. Statisern Massachusetts provider oplication is recognized by are just numbers. But the tics to offer this new procedure," most insurance plans and problem is much more than said Dr. Jesus Sosa, the hos, HMOs. For more informa, numbers. It's faces. pital's chief of surgery, tion, call Jane Eyler, RN, .I saw one of those 路faces adding that it provides Ha tel. 674,5600, ext. 2529. recently - that of a divorced viable means for patients Dr. Sosa is board certi.. mother with two children. She suffering from severe GERD can't afford health insurance. to be symptom,free after fied by the American Col.. But she just got hit with a denlege of Surgery and is a tal bill for $76 for one filling treatment. " He explained that the dis, . member of th~ American for her 9-year-old son, and comfort produced by back, Medical Assn. and the , her 6-year-old son came down washing of stomach acid Massachusetts and Fall- with poison ivy. , She can't ,get free care from a into the esophagus is usu, River Medical So'deties.

not to procrastination and failure. The checking and the signature provides recognition to your boys for completion.

My husbandand I made three "to do" lists:for before school after school andbefore bed. The lists have worked like magic: our boys grab a fresh list, do the chores and go on with their day. This replaces your previous technique of lecturing and nagging when the chores were not done. No matter how 'wise your words, the lecture necessarily gives "secondary gain" in the form of attention to foot-dragging. Another reason your plan works is that it teaches. Children don't always remember what they are supposed to do. If motels need to provide a checklist so that adult domestics remember how to clean a room, so do parents. Here are the checklists sent in by our reader:

By Dr. JAMES & MARY KENNY Before school: -() Brush teeth; ( ) Make bed; ( ) Pick up clothes. -( ) Shut off lights; ( ) Eat breakfast; ( ) Put away food. -( ) Lock door; ( ) Shut off humidifier. After school: -( ) Change clothes; ( ) Take off shoes; ( ) Check board. -( ) Show assignments; ( ) Do homework; ( ) Snack bdore 4 , p.m. -( ) Brush teeth. Before bed: -( ) Take shower; () Get books ready; ( ) Clothes ready, -( ) Dirty clothes; ( ) Ha,ng up towel; ( ) Brush teeth, -( ) Discuss plans; ( ) PI:ck up stuff; ( ) Close Nintendo. I assume our readers will want to change some of the specific tasks, but I am certain man,y will benefit from your idea. Thank you. Reader questions on family living and child care to be ans'wered in print are invited by The Kt:nnys; 219 W. Harrison; Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

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plete and preventive health care." It was presented to hospitals, medical centers, local politicians and state legislators. The response was generally the same: "You people are idealists. Yeah, we agree, but this is naive. Who's going to pay for itT' One criticism came from an atheist: "You're just trying to lay your 'Christian views on everybody else."

As a Catholic, I believe that dedication to healing goes far beyond but/gets. andtaxes. For Catholics, healing is a ministry rooted in .centuries of tradition and based on seeing God in all people. We 'should never forget that health '" care comes. under the umbrella of preserving life, which is sacred to us.

hospital clinic because she ,-;- and the bank'.,- own a house together. That day she had about $5 in her purse, not enough for a d9ctor's ' visit. Her son with the poison ivy \yas crying from the oozing' and . , the itching. .' , No wonder she was crying too. I talk about true stories like this one and often get a cold response like, "Why should we care if she' got divorced and now can't pay bills?" I then ask, "Could she have stayed in that marriage where the husband was abusive?" The question falls on hard ground. The health-care crisis in our nation is real and long-standing. I remember when I was a human 'rights commissioner in Suffolk As a Catholic, I believe that dedCounty on Long Island back in the. ication to healing goes far beyond 1970s being appalled at the num- budgets and taxes. For Catholics, ber of people not able to get medi- healing is a ministry rooted in cencal care. turies of tradition and based on The problem was so serious, seeing God in all people. affecting everyone from adolescents , Recently I received a book that to the ~lderly, thata committee of brought this truth to light. It is citizens and health providers was called "Ministry and Meaning: A formed. I wrote a lO-poin~ health Religious History of Catholic bill of rights, beginning with" All Health Care in the United States" people are equally entitled to com- (Crossroad).


The author, Christopher J. Kauffman, presents a comprehensive history of Catholic health c<tre in the United States from 1800 to the present. He recalls the role .of nuns at the forefront of health care und,~r all sorts of conditions, from poverty to war. They cared for the sicl~ and injured pr~cisely because of their love for God. His discussion 'of the Catholic Health Association's position that healing is "sacrament'~ is must reading for Catholics in America. Kauffman cites a CHA leadership formation manual:, "H'~alth Care Leadership: Shaping a Tomorrow;" which says that "wherever life is being created, save,: and santified, God is present as the . ultimate author of that activiI:Y." As Christians we should never forget that health care comes under the umbrella of preserving life, which is sacred to us. Health care should be rooted, as Kauffman says, "in a personally defined spirituality."

What does "Mass" mean? Q. For a long time we have called our eucharistic celebration the Mass. Some priests we've asked talked about the word "missa," which the new catechism mentions, but without explanation. Is the "celebration ofthe Eucharist"the same as Mass now? Where does the word come from? (Missouri) A. Our English word Mass (Latin "Missa") is generally assumed to be from the Latin words which formerly ended the liturgy, "Ite, missa est." The phrase is a difficult, ambiguous one to translate well. The catechism relates it to the Latin word "missio," sending the faithful to fulfill God's will in their lives ( 1332). "Eucharist" and "Mass" are two of several titles the catechism gives for this liturgy. Part of the difficulty stems from the fact that, in the past, Mass was nearly totally identified with what we now call the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Older Catholics will remember when the only "three essential parts of the Mass" were the offertory, consecration and communion. The readings and reflection on the Scriptures were considered sec. ondary at most, not an important part of the Mass at all. To miss them on Sunday, f:ven deliberately,

Family ministllY essentials The Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education has issued a 2l-page document exhorting seminaries to "a radical renewal of the preparation of future priests for the family apostolate." I want them to know they do not have to go any further than the Post-Mass Caffdne and Conversation Club of my very own All Saints parish basement to garner curriculum and coarse (spelling flexible) ideas. Here are some possible offerings: - "Communicating With Teens 101." This counie delves into the subtle and sophisticated world of teen data transfell' from shrug interpretation to grunt analysis. Lab work will include talking with mouth full of pizza, viewing "Wayne's World" (bring own sick bag) and researching the key roles played by word!i such as "totally" and "dude." - "Parents of Newborns, Care of and Ministry To." Subtitled "And You Thought Street Ministry Was Earthy," this nuts-andbolts class will l:hallenge the most stout-hearted. Includes sections on sleep deprivation, colic, drool, diaper pail air, teething and diaper pin wounds. (Students wi:,hing extra credit may be assigned a "Baby Think It Over" doll for 24-hour periods if they provide a note from a counselor or an honora.ble discharge from the Marines. Proof of insurance is required.) - "Parents of Toddlers, Care of and Ministry To." Learn why tears still come to the eyes of even grandmothers when they hear a


DIETZEN was generally considered only slightly si nful. Today, the Liturgy of the Word (readings, homily and general intercessions) and the Liturgy of the Eucharist (presentation of the bread and wine, the consecratory thanksgiving and communion) are viewed by the church as forming "one single act of worship" 1346). This returns to what the catechism calls the fundamental structure of the Mass, "which has been preserved throughout the centuries down to our Own day." It refers, as a model, to the way the risen Jesus moved with the disciples on the road to Emmaus (Lk. 24). He first explained the Scriptures to them. Then he sat at table, "took bread, broke it and gave it to them" (1347). Thus, even though it is often referred to as the "celebration of i the Eucharist," the Mass actually consists of both the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Q. My hu!,band and I, both lifelong Catholics, were married ne~rly 20 years before he left me for another woman, and we were divorced. We have tried hard for several years to work out a reconciliation

and probably will remarry each other soon. We kno'w we will need a new marriage performed for our state requirements; but our parish priest says we do not need another marriage in the Catholic Church, since in the eyes of the church our marriage has never been dissolved. If this is correct, both of us will then be able to receive the sacraments, correct? (Pennsylvania) A. That is correct. I hope you both are aware, however, that you are already, and have been, free to receive the sacraments. As long as you and/or he have received the sacrament of penance for any serious sins that may have been committed in the past, there is nothing preventing your going to communion at Mass even now. Surely there remains an enormous amount of healing and growth to achieve again in your relationship. You need all the sacramental support and strength you can get. I'm happy for both of you that you had the opportunity and the courage to do what was necessary to bring about this reconciliation. Many do not have that opportunity.




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CLASS OF 1945: Dominican Academy, Fall River, alumnae gather for a 50th reunion with Father Jean D. Pare, OP, brother of class member Jeanne (Pare) Lachance. Father Pare celebrated the liturgy for the reunion, which Mrs. Lachance organized from her home in Hawaii. (Gaudette photo)

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1. Provide Masses on Saturdays at 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 7:00,8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 a.m.

1. Come to Mass each week.

2. Start Masses on time and not make them excessively long.

2. Come to Mass on time and not leave early.

3. Provide welcoming and kindly ushers who will do their best to seat people in an orderly and efficient manner.

3.. Fill in the front pews frrst in order to worship more closely to the altar and not be disrupted by those who ignore #2 above.

4. Provide missalettes and song books in sufficient quantity for all in church.

4. Use the missalettes provided by praying and singing reverently as a parish community worshiping God. .

5. Have priest properly vested as well as all servers, lectors, etc. properly dressed in the sanctuary and elsewhere in church and promise not to wear same to beach.

5. Not to wear beach clothes to church.

6. Welcome little children to either our babysitting facility or to church regardless of their "joyful noises."

6. Bring little children to church without a rattle or toy and take a very "unhappy camper" out for a walk if he/she becomes excessively unhappy.

7. Keep the church clean at all times.

7 ~ Not to bring cereal, crackers or dispose of used . tissues in the pews, floors or racks, etc.

8. Provide a large parking lot for 275 cars.

8. Use the large parking lot for 275 cars and not park where it says "no parking" - where tickets are issued by the police department during Masses.

9. Provide envelopes and collections for contributions that keep this parish facility operating and pay for its considerable mortgage.

9. Fill the envelopes and collection baskets provided with a suitable and generous amount of U.S. currency preferably in amounts exceeding the $1 bill that was the weekly contribution of a working person in 1933. .

10. Keep our tongues in cheek as we pronounce .: .thi~ cQvenant. . .

10. Accept this covenant in the spirit which it is pre-

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LEGION OF MARY All welcome at weekend retreat at Family Life Center, North Dartmouth, Oct. 27 through 29, sponsored by diocesan Legion of Mary. Retreat master will be Father Pio Mandato, of the Capuchin Recollects. 1nformation: Alice Beaulieu, 995-2354. CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE Support group meetings: Narcotics Anonymous (men's group), 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; Alanon, same time, parish center rooms 0 & D-I respectively; CODA, 3 p.m. Saturdays, room 0; Other meetings: Legion of Mary, 6:15 p.m. Thursdays, CCD center; Irish children's program, each 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m., room C-I; Pro-Life, 7 p.m. each 1st Tuesday, parish library. SEPARATED/DIVORCED, CAPE COD Cape Cod Separated / Divorced. Catholic support group will meet 7 p.m. July 16 at St. Pius )( parish life center on Barbara St., So. Yarmouth. Newcomers welcome at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker Peg Hannigan will discuss "Gains & Losses." Further information: Judy, 362-9873, or Paula, 385-2693. HOLY NAME, NB Calix, a group that c:nriches 12step programs with Catholic principles and the sacraments" will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 16 in the parish center. Men and women in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and their loved ones an: welcome at monthly meetings that include Mass and refreshments.

HOLY TRINITY, W. HARWICH A charismatic prayer group meets at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday in Damien Hall. All are welcome. Further information: Austin or Norman Warner, 432-9752. Beginning Friday, Aug. 4, the parish will have 24-hour exposition of the Blessed Sa<;ramentbeginning after9 a.m. Mass on Friday and continuing until after Benediction at 8: 15 a.m. Saturday, prior to morning prayer and Mass. All are welcome to adore at any time during the 24-hour period. The Aug. 4 date marks the first anniversary of the adoration program. O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE All welcome at Marian Hour of Prayer 3 to 4 p.m. each Tuesday in church. Through Labor Day weekend, Mass will be offered at 9:35 and 10:50 a.m. each Sunday in the parish center. ST. MARY, MANSFIELD Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is planned for each First Friday from noon until 8 p. m. if at least two persons are present in the church during that time. Information: Mrs. Rita Roane, 339-4483.' ST. JULIE, NORTH DARTMOUTH The parish is marking its 25th anniversary with publication of a booklet of letters from parishioners sharing how the parish has blessed their lives. ' CAPE COD PAX CHRISTI Meeting 7:30 p.m. July 17 in religious education center in church basement. Centering prayer and "Vision for Peace" will be the topics. All welcome. COASTAL COMMUNITIES ULTREYA ; Family picnic planned for Sunday, July 23, at Ned's Point park and lighthouse, Mattapoisett. Further information: Jo Pannell, 758-2654. ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO Parishioners give continued support to the Shepherd's Pantry Commission of nearby Grace Episcopal Church, donating non-perishable foods on a regular basis.

ST. JAMES, NB Parishioners recently broke all parish records for a missionary collection when they donated $2,005 for the Haitian Health Foundation, organized and directed by Dr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Lowney, both Fall River natives. Father Francis J. McManus, SJ, a chaplain at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, and in residence at St. James, is a longtime supporter of the foundation and has shared his enthusiasm with parishioners. O.L. ASSUMPTION, OSTERVILLE Rosary vigils are held from 10 a.m. to noon each Wednesday and Thursday at Women Care Clinic, 69 Camp St., Hyannis. Information: Don Spaeth, 428-7281. ST. PIUS X, S. YARMOUTH A Spanish Mass is offered at 3 p.m. each Sunday.


ST. WILLIAM, FR All welcome at Bible study program including videos and discussion 7 p.m. each Tuesday at parish center.



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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, HYANNIS Mass is offered in Portuguese at 7 p.m. each Sunday, with confessions heard in Portuguese at 6:30 p.m.


n Chrisbnas Eve 1932, two missionary priests baptized. the first 12 members of the Church in Wa in northwest Ghana. Today, just a little more than six decades later, Catholics in Wa number 156,000, or 24% of the total population. • Anselm Bemile was in one of the first baptism classes in the area. Later, he would become a catechist in the Wa Diocese and the father of eight, including a son, Paul, who is today Wa's newest bishop. • "As I look back, I see the finger of God at . work in my life," Bishop Paul Bemile said. "1 also see God's work being accomplished. in me and the whole diocese through the Propagation of the Faith. It is the Propagation of the Faith which is at the very heart of the growth of the Church here, and which helps it continue to grow. I rely on those who so faithfully support the Propagation of the Faith for the future growth and evangelization of this vibrant local church."

ST. MARY, SEEKONK Prayer group meets 7:30 p.m. each Thursday, parish center; all welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous meet 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday, church basement. SS. PETER & PAUL, FR The parish congratulates Bob Latinville, a graduate ofa one-year pastoral care education program sponsored by the diocesan department of Pastoral Care for the Sick. He was commissioned for his ministry at a Mass earlier this month. CORPUS CHRISTI, E. SANDWICH Father William McCarthy will offer a healing Mass at 7 p.m. July 25. The Spirit of Jesus prayer group invites all to attend. O.L. MT. CARMEL, SEEKONK Father Andre Patenaude, MS, will offer a concert at 7:30 tonight. All welcome.


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St. Anne Parish and Shrine 818 Middle St., Fall River, MA 02721 • Phone 508-674-5651 Fax 672·0939

124th Annual Solemn Novena in honor of

SAINT ANNE Monday - Friday - July 17 to 21, 1995 and Monday and TueSday, July 24 and 25 at 3 pm - repeated at 7 pm - in the Shrine Preachers: The Rev. Marc H. Bergeron, Pastor The Rev. Pierre E. Lachance, O.P. The Rev. Antonio Tavares DeSousa, O.P. The Rev. Richard Andrade, Chaplain St. Anne Hospital

Saturday, July 22,1995 Masses at 7:15 and 11 :30 am and 4 and 6:30 pm Novena Service at 3 pm 7:45 pm - Candlelight Rosary Procession

Sunday, July 23, 1995 Masses at 8 and 10 am, noon, and 6:30 pm Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the Noon .Mass Novena Service at 3 pm including the Sacrament of the Sick Followed by a Procession with the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday, July 26, 1995 The Feast of St. Anne Grandparentsl ~ay Mass in the Shrine at 8 am Masses in the upper church at 10 am, noon, and 6:30 pm Devotions in the Shrine· 3pm

RECORDING ARTIST and liturgical composer Vince Ambrosetti will be heard in concert at 7 p.m. July 16 at St. Stephen Church, Attleboro. All welcome/free will offering.

6:30 pm Mass, Devotions and Procession with the Statue of St. Anne

Living longer, betlter By Antoinette Bosco VOLUNTEERS at Marian Manor, Taunton, were honored' at an appreciation luncheon celebrating National Volunteers Week. Volunteers can be found throughout the nursing home assisting residents in many ways and working "behind the scenes" in areas such as bookkeeping and medical records. Frederick Andrade, Emily PeIczarski and Phyllis Souza are among the home's newest volunteers. Andrade sorts and delivers mail to and visits with resid(:nts. He also assists residents in wheelchairs who want to attend chapel. Now . V"...,"".' retired, Andrade was a rna nager at ; the Taunton Fernandes super1'-"" l market for 37 years and is the '. ,,0 W"',' f I uncle of ManOr employees Agnes Dansereau and Alice Tiffany. OUR LADY'S HAVEN resident Manuel Cabral enjoys Mrs. Pelczarski, mother-in-law the Fairhaven home's 10th Annual Family Cookout with famof nursing director Cynthia Pelczarski, volunteers in medical rec- ily members. ords. Previously a volunteer at Sacred Heart Home in New Bedford, Mrs. Souza decided to volunteer at the Manor after relocating to Taunton. She enjoys visiting with residents and taking them to the Manor's in-house beauty parlor for hairdresser appointments. "A visit can be as simple as talking to someone, holding their hand, or telling someone how nice she looks after her hair's 'been done," Mrs. Souza said. "It's all very rewarding and I just love volun. teering here!" she said. "Our volunteers give their time, talents and hearts to our residents, and they are truly appreciated," said therapeutic activity director Bernadette Mackin. In addition to Mrs. Pelczarski, Andrade and Mrs. Souza, Manor volunteers honored with certificates AT A VOLUNTEER Appreciation Luncheon at Marian of appreciation were Ronnie HenManor, Taunton, are Fred Andrade, Sister Paulina Cardenas, drick, Lillian Mello, Edith Head, OP, and Phyllis Souza. Dan Sullivan, Marjorie Derosier, Val Rebello, Mona Meneely and worked at the Memorial Home for event was "Fifty Years of Caring" George Smith. five years. in honor of the Hayen's 50th New volunteers are always welCarla Pimenta, a certified nurse anniversary. come. For information, contact aide at Marian Manor. A Taunton The Ultimates, an ensemble. Ms. Mackin at 822-4885. resident, 'she will attend Southfrom the New Bedford Musicians' eastern Regional Vocational TechUnion led by Frank Monteiro, LONGTIME EMPLOYEES of nical High School's Licensed Pracprovided entertainment. The event Diocesan Health Facilities, the sys- tical Nurse (LPN) program. She also featured a clown and face tem of four area nursing homes has worked at Marian Manor for painting for the children, cotton sponsored by the diocese of Fall three years. candy, popcorn and door prizes. Linda Amaral, a certified nurse River, were honored at the Annual Also observing an anniversary Service Awards Scholarship Ban- aide at Our Lady's Haven. She will were Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Woolley quet held at White's of Westport. study therapeutic massage at the of Garden Grove, Calif., special ,Five employee scholarships of Bancroft School of Massage Thera- guests at the event. The couple py. Massage therapy is a technique celebrated their wedding reception ~$I500 each were awarded. " The banquet recognizes the ded- used to reduce and help relieve at the former Tabitha Inn 54 years dcation and hard work of those chronic pain for people of all ages. ago. They renewed their wedding ., who care for the over 600 men and Ms. Amaral, a New Bedford resi- vows during Mass in the Haven's ~:women who live in the diocesan dent, has worked at the Haven for chapel following the cookout. Also . . nursing homes, Catholic Memor- 10 years. attendingthe day's festivities were Joyce Charette, an environmen- Woolley's sister Teresa Woolley, a /"ial Home, Fall River; Madonna " Manor, North Attleboro; Marian tal services assistant at Madonna resident of Our Lady's Haven, and Manor, Taunton; and Our Lady's Manor. Ms. Charette will pursue a their brother Ed Woolley, a resibachelor of science degree in human , Haven, Fairhaven. dent of Harborview Manor, South Four employees were honored services and expressive arts at Les~ Dartmouth. for twenty-five years of service: ley College. A resident of North •••• Mary Araujo of Somerset, a retired Attleboro, Ms. Charette has AT SACRED Heart Home, New certified nurse aide who worked at worked at Madonna Manor for Bedford, employes donated $829.50 Catholic Memorial Home; Tho- five years. to the Oklahoma City Victims & mas Destefano of North Attleboro, , Receiving the managers' schoFamily Relief Fund, raising the a retired kitchen aide who worked larship was Sandra Sylvia, R.N., money through a "Country-Westat Madonna Manor; Durwood c., director of nursing services at ern Dress Down Day," at which , Parker of Taunton, a custodial Our Lady's Haven. Ms. Sylvia will participants made a donation to assistant at Marian Manor; and pursue a bachelor of science degree participate in the day's activities. Geraldine Higgins of Fairhaven, a in human services at Lesley Col- In further recognition of the certified nurse aide at Our Lady's lege. A New Bedford resident, Ms. tragedy, residents, administration Sylvia has worked at the Haven and staffformed a "circle of love," Haven. for 14 years. Scholarships were' awarded to: releasing balloons symbolic of their Joseph L. Biron, III, a dietary aide . prayers for victims and families. • • • at Catholic Memorial Home. A SUNSHINE, warm breezes, Fall River resident, he plans to family and friends heIped make Hard Earned? pursue a degree in computer engi- the 10th Annual Family Cookout "It's hard to detect good luckneering at the University of Mas- at Our Lady's Haven, Fairhaven, a it looks so much like something s~c.husetts at Dartmouth. He has success. The th«,f!le for this year's you've earned."~Frank A. Clark




I just read a report that the fastest growing segment of the population is not the baby-boomers or the middle-aged, but people who are 85 and older. In the past 35 years, the 85-plus group has turned into a crowd, having increased by 232 percent, compared with a 30 percent increase for the population as a whole. Guess what? These older people are not shriveled-up nursing-home patients practically on respirators. No, the news from gerontologists tells us that the very old are often healthier than others 20 years their junior. Dr. Bernice Neugarten, a past president of the National Gerontological S~ciety, wrote more than 20 years ago that it might be awkward to call anyone under the age of 70 "old" in the next century. "Middle age," said Dr. Neugarten, "might be the term we'll use right up to the age of 75. She, predicted that "instead of talking about society being youth-oriented, it will be young-old oriented. We'll be in an era characterized by the 'younging' of older people." Studies show that if you reach 80, the chances are much greater than ever that you will live well into your 80s or 90s, and maybe past 100. Recently I interviewed a New Vork internist, Dr. Joseph Rechtschaffen, who has spent most his medical career trying to "treat people instead of disease." The 75year-old comes across as too young to be called middle-aged. "It's totally wrong to call people past 65 'older,''' he said. "People in their 70s and 80s have a lot to give. For a long time we've been holding on to wrong images" about age. Rechtschaffen attributes his excellent health to his lifestyle, which has always focused on wellness. He and his wife Fran, parents of four, have long understood that diet, exercise - particularly walking - relaxation and "being at peace with yourself," are the ingredients that allow the body to sustain itself. Rechtschaffen wrote a diet book about lifetime weight control and better health 10 years ago. It became a national bestseller. Famed

food critic Craig Claiborne credits the doctor's book with saving his life. Because Rechtschaff<:n is living proof that his ways work, his patients and friends urged him to put his knowledge intI) another book. "Minding Vour Body - 100 Ways to Live and Be W(:\I," which Rechtschaffen co-authored with science writer Robert Cuola, has just come out. It is with simple but powerful advice for ensuring good, healthy ye,us ahead. If you want to get he,althy and stay healthy into advan<:ed years, Rechtschaffen will tell you how to do it: Eat garlic, walk, don't smoke, eat more fiber, banish boredom, try meditation, be consistent, cut sugars, drink plenty of water, enjoy parties and holidays, eat a good breakfast, cook with wine, bask in a bubble bath - and so much more. He advocates as the most important element to "affirm lif<:-enhancing values." "Share everything - and believe that life is good. Every morning there is something there - even rain -'that is a wonder,'" he says. And he advises that for essential peace of mind, a "positive' attitude can help you overcome ewn things you think are insurmountable." With Rechtschaffen's blueprint, we stand a good chance tl) add on years without growing old.

The Name oj Jesus The name of Je!iUS is most powerful. Pronounce it often, let it be consl:antly in your thoughts. It will be strength to you in weal. ness; courage in timidity, love in hatred, health in sickness, joy in sorrow, wisdom in ignorance and aid in trouble. You cannot repeat it often enough. Say His name; be at peace.

WINNERS OF Diocesan Health Facilities-Scholarships, pictured with D HF executive director Father Edmund J. Fitzgerald, are, from left, Carla Pimenta, Sandra Sylvia, Josep h L. Biron III, Linda Amaral and Joyce Charette.

Unethical to kill anencephalic infants WASHINGTON (eNS) - An official of the u.s. bishops' Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities has disputed the view of a.n American Medical Association panel that it is ethical to kill anenc'~phalic newborn children so that their organs may be used for transplants. "It is never permissible to take the life of a newborn child in order to meet a demand for organ transplants," said Gail Quinn, executive director of the pro-life office. Anencephalic children are born without a major portion of the brain, skull and scalp, and often die within a few days. although some have lived for years. Ms. Quinn was commenting on a report in a May issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association in which the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs explained its rationale for revising its opinion on whether organs can be removed! from anencephalic newborns before their deaths. The council's new opinion, issued in June 1994, stated that "it is ethically acceptable to transplant the organs of anencephalic neonates even before the neonates die, as long as there is parental consent and certain other safeguards are followed," the report said. In a 1988 opinion the council said removing orga ns from anem:ephalic neonates was ethically acceptable only after death. Current la w forbids taking organs for transplant before a person has been declared dead. The new AMA report said anencephalic newborns "never have thoughts, feelings, sensations, desires or emotions," therefore "it does not make senSl: to speak of an interest of anencephalic neonates in staying alive." The council also cited a "compelling" argument in favor of allowing parents to donate the organs of anencephalic infants: "Many children will be saved from death, and many other children will realize a substantial improvement in their quality of life." Parents faced with "the tragedy of bearing a child who can never expe'rience consciousness and who will die in a matter of days ... may find much of their psychological distress alleviated by the good that results from donating their child's organs and thereby providing lifesaving benefits to other children." But Ms. Quinn said the hope of helping other children "does not justify taking such a human life early in order to harvest such organs." "Indeed, it is cruel for medical personnel to SUggl:st such action at a time when parents already face the pain experienced with the birth of a child who will die within a few days," she added. The Chicago-based Americans United for Life and the American Life League in Stafford, Va., also condemned the AMA council's stand. It is "grossly unethical and intolerable in a c:ivilized society," said a statement from Clarke Forsythe, president of Americans United for Life. The AMA council said its decision on anencephalic newborn children would not start society on "a slippery slope" of applying that decision to other groups. But Judie Brown of the American Life League said the panel was "trying to grease a new skid in man's accelerating man."

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., July 14,1995



ST. PEREGRINE FOR CANCER VICI1MS AND THEIR LOVED ONES Every Thursday • 9:30 A.M. ST. LOUIS CHURCH 420 Bradford Avenue • Fall River

NO, THE POPE hasn't made a sneak visit to Baltimore. The scoreboard message at Oriole Park was arranged by a Baltimore archdiocesan film crew for inclusion in a video to be given to the pope in October. (eNS/ Walker photo)

Papal message to women Continued from Page One sorry," he wrote. These shortcomings do not reflect church teaching about women's equal dignity, he said. "When it comes to setting women free from every kind of exploitation and domination, the Gospel contains an ever r~levant message which goes back to the attitude of Jesus Christ himself," who treated women with openness, respect, acceptance and tenderness, the pope wrote. "Women have contributed to the history of humanity as much as men," he continued, and "more often than not, they did so in much more difficult conditions, often excluded from educational opportunities, underestimated, ignored or not given credit for their achievements." While time has largely buried the evidence of women's contributions, humanity owes a debt which can never be repaid to this "immense feminine tradition," he said. "Yet how many women have been and continue to' be valued more for their physical appearance than for their skill, their professionalism, their intellectual abilities, their deep sensitivity." The pope emphasized that while the church upholds the equal dignity of men and women, this does not translate into a "static and undifferentiated equality" between the two sexes. Men and women are complementary, and were created to help each other, he said. In both society and the church, he said there exists a "certain diversit~ of roles [that] is in no way prejudicial to women." This diversity should never be imposed arbitrarily, but it expresses what is specific to being male and female, . he said. In the church, this idea has a particular application in the allmale priesthood, which the pope said reflects Christ's choice to entrust only to men this ministerial task. This "in no way detracts

from the role of women" or other lay people, he said. He said, however, that the church needs to do a better job of making it clear that the priesthood is not about domination but service. The pope also recalled that many remarkable and talented women have done their life's work in the church's service, and left a mark on history. He cited women martyrs, saints and mystics, along with the many Catholic women who have dedicated their lives to serving the poor.

FIRE rally Continued from Page One Speakers will be Father John P. Bertolucci, a priest of the diocese of Albany, NY, who is a visiting assistant professor of theology at Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH; Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, president of Franciscan University, who practiced law before entering the Third Order Regular of St. Francis; Ann Shields, formerly a college English professor and now head of a sisterhood within a Word of God ecumenical community in Ann Arbor, MI; and Ralph Martin, host of a weekly television program on making Gospel choices in one's life, and coordinator of"the Word of God community. All the speakers are prolific authors. In speaking of the FIRE rally, Bishop O'Malley, who hopes to be present, said it is intended "to be a source of strength to Catholics, to 'help them live out their Christian lives in a faith-filled, vibrant and confident way·... Reservations for the event at a cost of$7 per person may be made by mail to Cape Cod for Jesus, PO Box 520, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. The mail-in deadline is Aug. 25 and it is noted that the tent capacity is limited to 2,256 seats. Further information is available from Austin Warner or Susan Raymond, tel. 430-2758.

Caring for Those Who Can't Care for Themselves Providing free shelter and care to incurable cancer patients in our seven modem nursing homes. Many who enter our community have no prior nursing experience, but share a great compassion and delight at being able to help the suffering. We seek women who are full of love for Christ, and desire to join a religious congregation with a strong spiritual and community life.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., July 14, 1995

Cardinal Congar

Vatican II luminary PARIS (CNS) - The Catholic Church in France bade adieu last month to Cardinal Yves Congar, 91, a Dominican theologian who outlasted Vatican sanctions to become an expert on ecumenis m and a guiding light ofthe Second Vatican Council. The cardinal died June 22 in Paris at age 91. At the Mass, Father Timothy Radcliffe, DO'minican master general, said the cardinal's life was one of struggle. He suffered from multiple sclerosis, was a prisoner of war a,nd was misundel'stood

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and virtually exiled by the church he loved. , Paris Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger said Cardinal Congar was largely responsible for developing the modern concept of the church as "the people of God." In honor of Cardinal Congar's wartime resistance and his imprisonment in the Colditz and Lubeck concentration camps, his casket was covered by the French flag and carried into the cathedral by soldiers. The cardinal's work for Christian unity and church renewal turned him into a controversial figure after World War II, when he was prominent in the French workerpriest movement. During, the war, the French Catholic hierarchy had sent priests to minister to deported French workers and the idea was adopted after the liberation by a small group of radical priests, most of them Dominicans, supported by Cardinal Maurice Feltin of Paris




and other members' of -the hieriiTchy. But the idea of sending missionaries to evangelize children of "the eldest daughter of the church," as France is called, shocked conservative Catholics and troubled the Vatican, which reacted with "increasing severity to rumors' that the worker-priests were closet Marxists. Dominican Father Francois Leprieur said in a book about Dominican involvement in the movement that the Vatican was concerned that the worker-priests, placed more emphasis on the Gospel than on papal pronouncements and was also worried that the worker-priests, by removing themselves from parochial and hierarchical church structures, were creating a new and potentially heretical form of ministry. In 1953, the papal nuncio told the French hierarchy that the Vatican had decided the worker-priest experiment must end and that, despite Cardinal Feltin's warning that it would appear as though the church was siding with capitalism, "the measures should appear as if they came from you."

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Both men recited the profession VA TICAN CITY (CNS) offaith in Greek, in a formula used Pope John Paul II and Orthodox in the Eastern liturgy. The: pope Ecumenical Patriarch Barthololater noted that the Creed has been mew I celebrated a historic liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica, professing an object of historical contmversy between the two churches, bt:cause the faith together and describing the role of the papa~y as one of of misunderstanding regarding the nature of the Holy Spirit. service, not power. In a "shared sermon" during the The pontiff said the Catholic Mass, both leaders looked ahead Church is firmly committl~d to with optimism to the prospect of clearing up the matter. He Haid a full unity. Later, the pope invited mixed theological commission has the patriarch to join him in bless- been examining it. ing a crowd from the central balAfter Mass, the two le.aders cony of the church. prayed at the tomb of St. Peter, The liturgy reflected the pro- then spoke to several thousand ,gress in Catholic-Orthodox relapeople from the church balcony tions over the past 30 years. After before embracing in a sign of walking down the length of the reconciliation. "We have grea't love church side by side in an entrance for each other," the patriarch, told processio'n, the pope and patriarch the crowd. were together on the altar for the Their remarks after Mass made entire first part of the Mass. no mention of ecumenical probThe patriarch's departure from lems, instead emphasizing their the altar at the start of the Liturgy common task of spreading the of the Eucharist pointedly illusGospel. trated that divisions remain. In the The patriarch also spoke to the words of the patriarch, "We are Roman Curia, the network of Vatnot yet worthy of the grace of the ican adminjstrative officials, saycommon Communion cup." Both leaders focused in part on ing that the hierarchies of ;',oth a sensitive ecumenical issue that churches should remember that remains to be resolved: the role of they act with primarily spiri-tual the pope and his primacy among authority. The patriarch is given spt:cial bishops. The pope noted that Christ's honor by all Orthodox 'churches , mandate regarding church leader- recognized as ''first among equals.,: ship was given to St. Peter and Although he does not intervene in represented an "unfathomable the affairs of local churches outmystery." But the "true meaning side his' own patriarchate, h,~ is of that authority is service," he considered the symbolic center of all Orthodox churches. added. Patriarch Bartholomew develAt the June 29 Mass, which oped a similar point in his sermon. 'marked the feast of Sts. Peter and "Fortunately, with God's help, Paul, the pope conferred the tradiwe have today arrived - after tional palliums on archbishops many trials and humiliations - at from 17 countries who head ecdea mature and truly apostolic aware- siastical provinces. From the Cniness: that of searching for primacy ted States, those receiving tpe palnot among persons, but rather lium were Miami Archbishop Jelhn among ministries of service," he C. Favalora and Byzantine Ar.chsaid. bishop Judson M. Procyk of Pi1:tsThe patriarch said that in their burgh. search fOT unity, church leaders must return to the fundamental question of. "how in serving our neighbor we can save him, and how only with him and through him' will we also be made worthy of salvation." The pope, speaking after his guest, challenged church leaders to return to Christ's original mandate to evangelize the world. ' ..

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Cambridge, England. Hi.s period of official disgrace ende'd under Pope John XXIII, who made him responsible for part of the preparations for Vatican II. He found favor and influence at the council, 'where he was an expert on the theological commission and an intense promoter of ecumenism. He contributed to Vatican texts on the church, on revelation, on missionary activities and on tJle ministry. Afterwards he published a critical edition of Vatican II texts, translations and commentaries and was also a founder of COllcilium, an international theological review dedicated to diffusion and greater understanding of council texts. Writing of the cardinal in Le Monde, theologian Jean-Pierre J ossua said he was serene and unembittered but troubled by what he saw as a hardening of ai~titudes and a certain closing of positions in the modern church. The cardinal received hi:; hat in 1994 when he was past 90, a 'belated but apt recognition for a lifetime of true evangelism, Jossua said.


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•••• ARCHBISHOP DOMINIC Tang Yee-ming, 87, of Guangzhous, China, who spent 22 years in prison, died of pneumonia in Stamford June 27. He was visiting his longtime colleague and friend, Cardinal Igantius Kung Pin-mei of Shanghai, who has been living in the Connecticut city. On May 27, Cardinal Kung, 94, c:elebrated 65 years as a priest and 15 years as a cardinal. The following day, Archbishop Tang became ill and died a month later. He was buried in San Francisco, where he had been living since late January. In Hong Kong, which borders the archbishop's see in China, Sister Beatrice Leung Kit-fun said that he had demonstrated his loyalty to the church in being jailed after refusing to relinquish the title of archbishop as Chinese authorities had demanded.



ITAUAN ARCHBISHOP lorenzo Antonetti, 72, a diplomat with long curial experience, has been named to head the office handling Vatican investments and other financial operatioDll. Archbishop Antonetti, currently papal nuncio to France, was appointed by the pope as pro-president ofthe Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See. He replaces Vem:zuelan Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara, who resigned after a five-year term. Archbishop Antonetti was previously secretary ofthe patrimony office, which functions as the Vatican treasury, setting spending guidelines, disbursing funds and collecting income, largely through invest-

ments and rents on Vatican properties.


SOME 20,000 Vietnamese Catholics paid last respects to Archbishop Paul Nguyen Van Binh, 84, of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at his funeral July '5 in the city's cathedral. Cardinal Paul Pham Dinh Tung of Hanoi and Archbishop Luigi Bressan, representing Pope John Paul II, presided at the Mass. State and Communist Party officials sent flowers and messages, and representatives of other faiths, including Buddhists, honored the cardinal. Archbishop Binh's 35-year episcopate spanned a tumultuous period in the history of the nation of 71 million people, about 10 percent of whom are Catholic. His death has kindled speculation about his successor and future Vietnam-Vatican relations. The government rejected four Holy See episcopal appointments to Vietnam dioceses in April.


CARDIN AL JEAN-MARIE Lustiger has been elected to the French Academy, becoming only the fourth archbishop of Paris in over 300 years to join the country's literary elite. In spite of France's secular tradition, c?ne seat among "the immortals," as academy members are known, is usually held for a prominent Catholic. Since the academy was established in 1635 by Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu to "purify the language," members have included 20 cardinals, about 30 bishops and

ATOP BISHOP Walter J. Schoenherr's TV stand is a menagerie of small figurines, including a man praying and a miniature pink Energizer bunny. Both are apt symbols of his 27 years as an auxiliary bishop in the Detroit archdiocese and of his life in retirement that began last February. Well known as a people-oriented person, Bishop Schoenherr said "as a priest, I am here to serve. There's no doubt in my mind that that is the way it is, to be out in the field with people." He has no office; he parks his car in front of the chancery, where his secretary meets him to give him notes and get his signature on letters and other documents. Since he became a bishop in 1968, life has been hectic for Bishop Schoenherr. "I've gone to a different parish every week for Mass," he said. "Being a bishop is being a shepherd, like Jesus. He went out to the people, they didn't come to him."

•••• POPE JOHN PAUL II hasaccepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Joseph A. Francis of Newark, NJ, one of the nation's 13 active African-American bishops. The bishop, 71, submitted his resignation early because of health limitations. He has undergone heart bypass surgery several times. In retirement he hopes to prepare retreats, write articles and memoirs and publish some of the talks he has given over the years.


Jesuit: chief to be interred near founder VATICAN CITY (CNS) Although Vatican rules require another year to pass before opening the process to beatify Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe, preparations have been made to move his body to the resting place: of some of the Jesuits' most famous saints. The tomb of Father Arrupe, who led the Society of Jesus after the Second Vatican Council and died in 1991, will be near the tomb of Jesuit founder St. Ignatius of Loyola and a me:morial to missionary St. Francis Xavier in the Chapel of the Passion in the Church of the Gesu, thl~ Jesuits' main church in Rome. The plaque marking the new tomb lists Father Arrupe as head of the order from 1965 to 1983, although for the last two of those years the Jesuits were governed by a papally-appointed delegate. Although the Jesuits wanted to transfer the body from the Jesuit mausoleum in Rome's Campo Verano cemetery during their recent general congregation meeting, they are still awaiting authorization from Rome's health department, which must approve burial of bodies outside a cemetery. At the congregation's closing press conference, Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, who succeeded Father Arrupe, said the body was being moved as a response to "the great admiration for the person of Father Arrupe and all the work he accomplished," but the transfer does not mark the beginning of a Jf:suit campaign for beatification and canonization of the Basque Jesuit.

Still, to many Jesuits, Father zeal for thf: church, his generous and patient acceptance of the divine Arrupe is already a saint. "He was a man of God -holy; will in every suffering." not only in the suffering at the end Father Arrupe was superior of of his life, but in all he did for the the Jesuit novitiate in Hiroshima, society," said a Jesuit priest proudly Japan, in 1945 when the United showing visitors to the Gesu the States dropped an atomic bomb spot where Father Arrupe will be about four miles away. He led a interred. rescue party into the city and turned It's no coincidence that his new the novitiate into an emergency burial place is the chapel com- hospital. memorating Christ's passion But for most Jesuits, the proof Pope John Paul II and Jesuits of his holiness in suffering came when he watched Pope John Paul throughout the world highlighted Father Arrupe's ,intimate knowl- suspend the normal governing proedge of suffering as they paid their cedures ofthe order and appoint a last respects to him in 1991. delegate to head the society. The pope said Father Arrupe Father Arrupe had asked the will be remembered for his "propope to be allowed to become the found piety in missionary service, , first Jesuit in history to resign as his vigorous witness offaith and of superior general and preside over the election of his successor. But Pope John Paul asked him to stay on and shortly after Father Arrupe suffered a stroke in 1981, the pope named his own delegate to run the order instead of Father Arrupe's vicar general. "It hurt him beyond measure," said U.S. Jesuit Father Walter J. Burghardt at a memorial service for Father Arrupe. "I know this for a fact." Father Arrupe will be interred in the same chapel as St. Joseph Mary Pignatelli, a Spanish Jesuit who lived in Italy after the Jesuits were expelled from Spain in 1767. Also in the chapel is the burial place of Jesuit Father Johann Philipp Roothaan, known as "the general who rebuilt the society" following its suppression; he also gave Jesuits their mission to start CNS/KNA photo Marquette University in MilwauFATHER ARRUPE kee.

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., July 14, 1995

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ATTLEBORO - Bishop Feehan's top ten graduates this year were (in a)phabetical order): Ann Buote, Megan Collins (valedicto- ' rian), Kathryn Doyle, Kyle ,Duffy, Jennifer Fellows, Heattler MacDonald, Erin McHale (salutatorian), Leslie Sarikas, Heattier Wolf, Martin Wyspianski. Awards to graduates' included the following: Gold medals to Heather MacDonald, theology; Megan Collins, EnglIsh and social studies; Timothy Comeaux, foreign language; Martin Wyspianski, science and math; Seth Tibbets, fine arts, Silver medals to Kyle Duffy, theology; Jennifer Fellows,' Eriglish; Megan Collins, foreign'language and math; Stacy Lamontagne, sociai studies; Leslie Sarikas, science; Matthew Baldwin, business; K~ith Hallworth, fine a~ts. Bronze medals to Jennifer Fellows, theology; Erin McHale, English and foreign language; Kerri Ann Perry, s,ocial studies; Kelly O'Brien, science; Ann Buote, math;' John Dl;lVisscher, bl,lsi!1ess; Heather MacDonald, fine arts. " National Association of Secon- " dary School Principals' Award: Jason Derosa, Father Gorman A ward: Shawn Waters. S.ister Virginia Quinlan Awar:d: Heather Wolf. Msgr. Shay Award: C~)Jin Dooley. Man of the Year: Kevin' " McNamara.. , April 'Gentes was W'oman of the Year and receive'd the Sister 'Mar, ion Geddes Award. Erin McHale" received' the 'Eleanor Drew"Ke'n- . ','




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,DOMINICAN ACADEMY'S Class of 1995, gathers for an awards ceremony'and, below, performs a liturgical da~ce at graduation Mass.






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BUBBLE ZONE: Fifth-graders Jason Pelletier and Rebecca Harper from Our La.dy of Lourdes School, Taunton, participate in a bubble-making project conducted by Linda Hagerty, an educator from UMass-Dartmouth and the Buzzards Bay RIM Project.

FALL RIVER -.;. A~ an,~wards assembly for the class of 1.99.5 he,ld June 8, the following awards wete given: " pawn Brooder, Jamie Ferreira and Stephanie Sahady were, each given awards for vocabulary, religio,n, English, math, science and social stud ie's. They' were on the high honor roll for eight consecutive terms and ,also earned Presidential Academic Fitness Awards. The physical education ~ward went to Kelly Degag~e and Sandy DeS!!; tile computer award to Jamie Ferreira and Rebl;lcca Wild-. ing; the' art award to 'Jamie ,Ferreira, Andrea Rego and' 'Elyse Travers; the music award to Dawn Brooder, Tracy McElroy andRebecca Wilding; and the drama award to Kelly Degagne, Stephanie Sahady and Elyse Tr.avers. ' Jamie Ferreira earned the first place and Elyse Travers the second place Global Challenge Awards. Miss Ferreira also earned a national award in the President's Physical' Fitness Challenge. Awards for service went to Dawn Brooder, Maya Craig, Kelly Degagne, Sandy DeSa, Megan Reynolds and Stephanie Sahady. Awards for effort went to Dawn Brooder, Kelly Degagne, Jamie Ferreira, Tracy McElroy, Stephanie Sahady and Elyse Travers. Kelly Degagne received the American Citizenship Award and Jennifer Ribeiro the Light of Christ . Award. For basketball, Elyse Travers was the most valuable player and sportsmanship awards went to Dawn Brooder, Kelly Degagne and Melissa Proto.

ney Humanities Award. Rebecca, ela Loving. Chorus: LesliE' SariFisher received the Daughters of, kas, Melanie 'CriCkard, Sarah the American Revolution,. Sister' -Dumas, Shannon Chase, Dana Carmelita Grimes and Sister M, Smith. Debate: 'Abigail Sws,im. Faith Harding awards. Yearbook: Kevin. McNamara, Erin McHale, Sarah Dumas" MarGraduates earned 22 college scholarships and 41 scholarships tin Wyspianski. Maintain Our Vital Environment: Kathy Doyle. from other sources. ' SADD: Megan Collins, Kelly Extracurricular awards were: O'Brien. Theater and Dance: Keith Academic Decathlon: Sarah Deloge, Brad Presnol. Achin, Martin Wyspianski, AIDS Student Council: Tracy AnderAwareness Group: Jamie Costello. son, Kara Aucella, Jamie CO!itello, Band: Anne Brown, Dana Smith. Robert Foulis, Erin McHale, JenBig Brother/Sister: Anne Casey. nifer Par~er,. Anne Casey, Uecky Cultural Awareness and Racial Fisher, Charles Antone, Terrence Equality Committee: Laura Fon- , ,'Newth, Brad Dean, Ryan B)'roes, taine, Jacqueline Harrison, PamApr~1 Gentes, Jason Derosa.

St. Mary-Sacred Heart School NORTH ATTLEBORO-Ejghth grade history students of Mary Ellen Smith at St.Mary-Sacred Heart School were recently given a tw'o'-part assignment: to research reasons different countries were involved in WorId War I and to cond uct additional research on a WWI topic oftheir choice. Emily Gingras, who researched France and trench warfare, composed the following fictitious letter written from the viewpoint ofa French soldier fighting in the trench,es.

'October 20,1915 Dear Mother and Father, Since the hope ofa quick victory and short war is no longer reality, our commanders decided we should seek safety under-;. ground. .. / realize that there is nothing new about the trenches. / remember studying in grade school how Caesar used the trenches against the,Gauls, and how the, North and South used them in the Civil War. But / can't beiieve at this time how many trenches are being dug. , , We have been working on digging a trench ....,hich will stretch nearly 600 miles from Belgium to Switzerland. We dug not Just a single trench, we dug second and third line trenches for extra protection. Oh, how mv back aches. '/t s unbelievable how all the lines are connected underground. We can movefrom O1)e line to another without being exposed to enemy fire. . The other day / needed to get some bandages. The commander sen't me to the first aid station. Believe me when / tell you, on my way to the first aid station / passed troops and officers quarters, kitchens, supply depot, and even miniature railway cars! We call the area between the German and Allied trenches"No Man's Land." We avoid at all costs to go to this area because at all times it is swept by gunfire. 'Too dangerous for me! Day after day, week after week, /find myselfliving in the water, muck, and mud ofthese horrible trenches. Nothing ever changes. This past summer it got so hot itfelt as ifmy blood was going to boil. And now that we are going into winter, the coldanddampness isfelt throughout my' body. /t makes sleep and rest practically impossible. / cannot wait for the day / can

be in the house with myfamily, / miss you all. . I especially miss you when J see how'the trenches are infested with vermin. Body lice is problem wefacedaily. Wenevel: seem to be free from them, What / wouldn't do for a hOI bath. , Today, there was not a moment ofrest. The ground trembles with gunfire. My ears ache from theconstant sound ofgunfire. the continual sound oj'machine guns, each firing 300 shots a minute, is driving me crazy. , Last night it was as if giant fireworks lit up the sky, but I knew it wasfrom theflashes'of gunfire. When the noise quiets down it is time/or the rats to take 'over. They swarm in and out of our, dugouts, over ,our heads while we sleep. How long can / go on? Now as day breaks / wait at the edge ofthe trench to get the signal to "go over the top. " / never know if / will come back alivefrom this order. God help me. As the days go by / realize how bored / am. / think the commanders in charge will soon realize we are in a sUilemate. No one will win this 'way, something has to be done. Perhaps new weapons. Till next time, thinking of you always. Pray forme. -Your Son. Emile



By Charlie Martin

THANK YOU I was young And didn't have nowhere to run I needed to wake up And iiee, and see What's in front of me Ther4~ had to be A be1tter way To show I'm grateful So I thought up this song To show my appreciation For lovin' me so long You don't know How much you mean to me 'Cause even though When times get rough You never turned away You were right there And I thank you When I felt I had enough You never turned away You were right there And I thank you, thank you All through my life I knew That you'd be my world Knowing everywhere I go Things you taught me They would show So many times and changes You've seen me through I sure enough Couldn't have survived Without you And so I thought up this song To show my appreciation FOI' lovin' me so long You don't know How much you mean to me Written by Michael McCary /Nathan Morris/Sharon Stuckman/Dallas Austin. Sung by Boyz II Men (c) 1994 by Black Panther Publishing/Vanderpool Publishing Aynaw Publishing/Shawn Patrick Publishing Ensign Music Corp. (BMI/EMI) April Music/D.A.R.P. Music (ASCAP)

THE BOYZ II Men "hit factory" has yet another cassingle on the charts. Their "Thank You" continues the great sound and is off their best-selling "II" CD.

The song reminded me that there are many opportunities and ways to express gratitude. The guy in the song "thought up this song to show my appreciation for lovin' me so long."

He wants to tell the girl in a special way just "how much you mean to me." While the song seems to be about a romance, it made me think of many people who deeply affect our lives, people like parents, grand parents, teachers, coaches, best fril:njs - anyone who helps us discover the best in ourselves. The song made me think about what might be called the circle of giving. Sometimes, when we receive lots of support and care from another person, our words of appreciation, though important, cannot ade: quately express our gratitude. We need to go beyond words and extend the giving to yet others - to make the circle larger. For example, if you live in a home where love and support are readily experienced, you most likely feel grateful to your parents. One way to show your thankfulness is to reach out to those who have neither a home nor loving support. You might, for example, volunteer some of your time to a shelter for homeless people. People there could be touched by your caring smile and generous efforts. Thinking about the circle of giving and how you might make it larger can be fun. Consider how you might include your peers, perhaps by suggesting to your parish youth group that it plan a thank you week. During this week, conduct a . series of projects that give back the giving. If you are not sure whom to give to, talk to someone on your parish staff about what you want to do and why. When reflecting on the circle of giving and the gratitude you feel, remember where all this giving began. Each of us has been richly blessed with the gift of life from God. As we extend God's giving, we make love a more powerful reality on our planet. Your comments are welcomed by Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.

The Anchor Friday, July 14, 1995

By Linda L. Rome

ST. ANTHONY'S School, New Bedford, third-graders Chantelle Pavao and Stacie Torres receive award certificates from their teacher, Lynn Lawrence; Stephanie Pudim was recognized as most improved by fourth grade teacher Phylis Goodwin.

my life dumps me for someone else, I: a) don't even want to date someone else because I don't want to get hurt again; b) date anyone who asks me, even if I don't like the person; c) dump the next person I date before I get dumped; d) spend time with my friends and give myself time to recover. 5. No one asks me to my senior prom. Instead, I: a) ask someone else I know; b) plan a special evening with my family; c) make fun of people who are going; d) ignore the whole thing because I have better things to do. 6. When I'm disappointed, I: a) cry; b) pout or sulk; c) retreat to my room; d) do something to take my mind off it. 7. When I'm disappointed, I'm tempted to: a) blame someone else; b) blame myself; c) pretend I don't care anyway; d) try to figure out what I could have done differently. 8. When I'm disappointed, I: a) accept it and move on to something else; b) get depressed and dwell on the disappointment; c) talk to my friends or family; d) keep it to myself. 9. After I've been disappointed, I'm: a) afraid to try again; b) afraid to trust my judgment; c) afraid other people think I'm not good enough. 10. When I'm disappointed, I: a) try to have more realistic goals; b) try to understand things can't always go my way; c) hope I get another chance.

Recently a top-flight high school basketball player earned the opportunity to sink a $10,000 basket from the free-throw line. If he made it, the scholarship money was his. If not, good try and handshakes all around. There'd been playoffs and a lot of hoopla leading up to the one-try, winnertake-all shot. The ball clanged the rim, teetered for a breathless moment on the edge, then fell off to the side. Disappointment swept the gym, and a picture of the youth's anguished face made the front page of the newspaper. Not all our disappointments are so public, but they hurt no less. How we handle life's disappointments is a measure of who we are, and learning how we react when our expectations or hopes are dashed can help us prepare for life's inevitable bumps and jolts. The following exercise has no right or wrong answers. It is designed for discussion with friends or simply as food for thought. I. I have my heart set on a deluxe stereo system. My parents give me a nice tape deck instead. My reaction is: a) look on the bright side and appreciate the tape player; b) thank them even though I don't mean it; c) demand that we take the tape deck back and exchange it; d) talk to them and offer TAUNTON - Over 90 percent to pay the remaining part of a steof Coyle-Cassidy High School's reo system's cost. 2. I work hard on a class presen- 1995 graduates will attend a posttation, making an extra poster and secondary school in the fall. The practicing my delivery. I get a B- class of 1995 will be represented at minus when I thought it was worth 63 schools of higher education. Graduates received a total of an A. So I decide: a) next time I'll $525,539 in scholarship and grant work harder; b) the teacher is unfair; c) things like this aren't funds awarded by colleges, univerworth the extra effort because they sities, civic groups, corporations and other sources. Additional don't payoff. scholarships are yet to be awarded. 3. When I don't get the part I The school's .Spanish Honor want in the class play, I: a) swear Society, Archbishop Oscar A. I'll never tryout again; b) congrat- Romero Chapter, was named a ulate the person who gets the part . national winner in the long-term and accept the part I am offered; c) activities category in a contest spondon't take the part I was offered sored by the Sociedad Honoraria because it hurts too much. Hispanica of the American Asso4. After that special person in ciation of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. The Coyle-Cassidy group, which earned a third place cash prize for work in the comNEW BEDFORD - Activities munity, donated the award to the closing the school year included a Coyle-Cassidy Food Pantry. Twelve Coyle-Cassi~y studenttalent show featuring singers, dancers, comedians and acrobats. Each athletes were named to Eastern class had a field trip, with destina- Athletic Conference spring all-star tions including the Children's Mu- teams. Honorees for softball were pitchseum, ~attleship Cove, the YMCA, and Discovery Zone. Also, an in- er Kerrie Robbins, catcher Julie strumental recital was held featur- Hunt and infielder Jaime Leonard ing young musicians from Catholic of Taunton, infielder Katie Morgis of Raynham and outfielder schools in the area. The Class of 1995 had an awards Sheryl Marshall of Middleboro. Miss Robbins was also a Boston ceremony followed by dinner and dancing, and graduation was held Globe All-Scholastic nominee. Baseball all-stars were pitcher at a special Mass. Students in grades I through 7 Nate Ferbert and infielder Jack were recognized for academic and Brown of Middleboro, catcher Jack personal achievement at a separ- Taylor of Lakeville and outfielder ate awards ceremony. At a fare- George Medeiros of Taunton. well Mass on the last day of school, Taylor was named an EAC Player students were promoted to their of the Year. In boys' tennis, senior Rick next grade and met their teacher Thomas of Middleboro was named for next year. Principal Elizabeth Lavigne and a top singles player. Mike Silvia of teacher MaryLou Marks are run- Taunton was named to the golf ning a summer program comprised all-star team. In boys' track, Kern of learning projects in subjects Nwosu of Bridgewater was honored as the EAC's best sprinter. from computers to cooking.


St. Anthony's School




Prayers, Donations Urgently Needed

Indian Mission Students Plead for Help Spedal to The Anchor Academy live with the following realities: • 55% 01 the Navajo popula-

THOREAU, NM - As Catholics around the globe celebrate the Pentecost season, the director, priest, sisters, lay missionaries and staff of a New Mexico Mission school are concerned about urgently-needed help. They work daily to make quality Catholic education a reality' for American Indian children in their care. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Academy was started more than a decade ago by St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School Founder Very Rev. Douglas A. McNeill when he realized the Indian children in the Mission's CCD classes . didn't have even the most basic reading and writing skills. Today over 300 children, most of them Native American, join in their prayers to keep their school from closing. The Indian boys and girls attending Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha ...." ...

tion cannot read or write,' • McKinley County (where the Mission is located) has the highestp~verty rate (43%) in the state,' • The suicide rate among Navajo teenagers is ten times higher than lor their age group in the u.s. population at large. A nearly 40-member strong corps of dedicated lay missionaries teach and carry out the other work of the Mission. This "other work" includes maintaining the buses and vans which travel the remote mesas to bring the children to school; preparing two nourishing meals daily for the children; and bringing both food and water to aging Navajos

living in poverty in remote areas of the .barren Reservation. New lay missionaries often ask, "Can this be America?" For many of our students, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Academy is their "last hope." They've experienced failure in other schools or inability to get to school from great distances. Trusting in God, everyone at the Mission prays for urgently-needed help. We are adding two classrooms this fall so have the increased expense oftwo more teachers and aides, plus materials for those classrooms and supplies for the children. Please help us! Gifts made to St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School are taxdeductible. The school also qualifies for "Matching Gifts."

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I'm turning to yOU, for help. I pray you will in a partnership of prayer, love and concern. My concern is for the children at St. Bonaventure Mission School. Without caring friends like you we can't exist. Many of the 300 childre:n coming to us from the eastern Navajo Reservation live in near Third-World conditions-some have no electricity or running water; despair bred by poverty; and poverty of spirit due to neglect, dysfunctional family life and alcoholism. In our school we provide education which gives hope for the future to these children, two meals a day, and a nurturing environment. Our needs are great. I pray you will join in our love for these children through your financial help and your prayers. In Christ's Love,


Bob O'conne/~ Director St. Bonaventure Indian Mission & School ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •


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) Please check here ifyou wouldlike to receive a beautifulrosary hand-strung with reconstituted turquoise nuggets and si/ver-plated beads as a token 01appreciationloryour gift 01$100 or more..


) Please check here ifyou would like to receive on f!utographed hardbound copy 01Tony Hi/lerman's book, Sacred Cowns, whic/l is dedicated to the loy missionaries serving at SI. Bonaventure Indian Missio,! andSchoo~ as a token 01appreciationloryour gift 01$75 or more.

r ) Please'check here ifyou would like to receive a sterling silver cross, set with turquoise, mode by our localIndian artisans, os a token 01appreciationloryour gift 01$35 or more. It is a uniquepiece oljewelryyou wi/I wear-or give:........withpride.


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Help from The Anchor Readers St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School Eastern NavlUo Reservation, P.O.·Box 610, Thoreau, NM 87323-0610

9622 CEW 008

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