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WASHINGTON (NC) - The National Conference of Catholic Bishops Ad Hoc Committee for Hispanic Affairs has prepared the first draft oli a new pastoral letter on Hispanic ministry with­ in the U.5'. Church. Called "The Hispanic Pres­ ence: Challenge and Commit­ ment," the 7,500·word document was prepared by a Hispanic Af· fairs subcommiuee, chaired by Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces, N.M. The U.S. bishops called for the draft at their general meeting in Washington in November 1982. A second draft, based on the reaction to the first draft. ils expected to be considered by the bishops at their Nov. 14 to 17 general meet· ing.

FATHER HERBERT T. NICHOLS, associate pastor at 81. Joseph's parish, Taunton~ designed this bumper; sticker and is distributing it as his personal Holy Year project. Combined with the· young priest's license plate, it packs a pow,erfun message. (Rosa Photo)

Central America hot By Agostino BODO WASHINGTON (NC) - Presi­ dent Reagan continues to attract controversy by his Central Am­ erican policies, even in his ef­ forts to gain more public sup­ port. A case in point ,was his forma­ tion of a bipartisan commission to revaluate the policy and sug­ gest changes. Reagan hopes this approach will receive more sup-

port in Congress, where his aid requests are being cut by critics, and that such congressional sup­ port will help shape a national consensus. But his choice' of Henry Kiss­ inger, former secretary of state, to head the bipartisan group brought criticism from congress­ ional liberals, who hold Kissinger responsible for the 1973 over­ throw of Chile's Marxist presi­

dent and conservatives, who said the Soviet Union was al­ lowed to expand its wOrld'influ­ ence while Kissinger was part of the Nixon and Ford administra­ tions. Another controversy arose when media, citing unnamed ad­ ministration officials, said Car­ dinal Terence Cooke of New York would be a commission member. Cardinal Cooke respon·

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ded by issuing a public state· ment July 19, prior to the nam­ ing of the remaining commission members, asking that he not be named. Later, on July 22, U.S. Catholic Conference president, A~ch· bishop John R. Roach of St. Paul­ Minneapolis, issued' a statement criticizing Reagan's Central Am· erican policy and asking the ad· Tum to Page Six

Diocese at NFP Washington parley

By James B. BUrke WASHINGTON(NC) - The marital values connected with natural family planning should be 'tau~ht along with its tech­ niques, speakers' stressed at a confereJ1ce on natural methods of regulating birth. The National Meeting and Working Conference on Natural

Family Planning, held at the Catholic University of America July 17-21, was the first national gathering of diocesan coordina­ tors of natural family planning. Among coordinators present was Sister Lucille Levasseur, SMSM, of the Fall River Diocesan Off­ ice of Family Ministry. One conference organizer de­

scribed the gathering as a "new address at the conference. constituency" in the American "It involves a fundamental ap­ church. proach to human sexuality that Experts on natural family places conjugal intimacy in the planning· told the conference to . larger context of marital rights and responsibilities," he said. expect it to renew family life. The cardinal urged diocesan Natural family planning is coordinators to work toward a "not simply another method of "positive, strengthening apbirth control," Cardinal Terence Turn to Page Six Cooke of New York said in an

"We commit ourselves to en­ gage in a thorough, conscien· tious and long·standing pastoral effort to enhance the catholicity of the church and the dignity 9f all its members," the bishops said in the document. Among the actions they suo gest are "greater study of His­ panic prayer forms and greater use ot Spanish in the liturgy;" Spanish language classes for priests; Spanish catechesis pro· gramS; Bible study for Hispanics; more work by parishes and dio­ ceses to assist migrant workers and others; better pastoral out· reach to Hispanic families; at­ tention to the comunidades eclesiaes de base (basic ecclesial communities); and integration of Hispanic ministry efforts with social justice' programs. The document states that "Hispanics are challenging all of us to be more fully "catholic" and to, be "n truly universal Church, a Church with open arms which welcomes different ex· pressions o'f our 'one Lord, one faith, one· baptism. one God and Father of all.' " "We urge all U.S. Catholics to explore creative possibilities in responding innovatiyely, flexi­ bly and immediately'to the His· panic presence," Ute bishops wrote. "Hispanics apd non·His· panics should worf' together. teach and le&m from one an­ other. and together evangelize in the fullest anell broadest sense c~ the word."


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Seminary self-st~dy asked

MUNDELEIN. Ill. (NC) - The . quality of seminary programs has been hurt by the increasing de­ mands on priestly formation pro­ grams, according to Vincentian Father John A. Grindel, western provincial of the Vincentian Fathers. Speaking at the first Assembly

of Ordinaries and President­ Rectors of Theologates. Father Grindel said.. "the pace of life in the present-day seminary is a significant problem." Some 120 persons represent­ ing each of the 56 Catholic schools of theology in the United States and two U.S.-sponsored schools in Europe met July 17­ 20 at St. Mary of the Lake Sem­ inary in Mundelein. Ill. The assembly concluded with a call for a task force to exam­ ine the quality of seminary pro­ grams. candidates for the priest­ hood and use of sem'inary re­ sources. .....The assembly. which received

major funding with a grant from the Lilly Endowment of Indi­ anapolis. was organized so di­ rectors of seminaries and theo- . logates could discuss the goals and realities of formation pro­ grams in the United States. Differing ideas of the defini­ tion of'''church'' have led to dif-

fering ideas of what the rble of :Priestly Formation disc'ussed the priests should be and havelcrea- ideal and the real candidate for

ted conflict. within seminaries priesthood.

when developing progratits to Changes in American society

train candidates. Father Grlndel c:an be seen in present semin­

said. \ arians, Bishop Murphy said. an'd

The problem is further com- lie.minary programs must be

plicated by seminarians expect- lldapted to address those reali­ . ing to serve in one manner ~hile ties. parishioners expect a different "The sexual revolution is also

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type of priest. "Hence. the' seminary \must day whifh has had a powerful

walk the tightrope of preparing impact on young. adults," the

students to work in the church bishop said.

that exists while also . pre~aring Such changes in youth should them to meet: the expect~tions not exclude them from consid­ of Vaticim II.~· .Father Gtindel e,raation as candidates for the explained. priesthood, he sllid. 'but rather The vision of a changing should be admitted and dealt church has led seminaries to in- with positively during formation. elude classes as diverse as Jrtedia Striving for quaJity "older literacy and computer prog1ramstudents" is a relatl'vely recent ming in addition to traditional concern. t.he bishop said. and theological studies. programs designed specifically "For the seminaries 'to Icon, fl)r them must take into account

tinue to try to meet all of the the amount of schooling. experi­

expectations of all of these kod- eoce and contact with the church they have had. els is suicidal." he said. With a decline in the number The challenge to maintain

of seminarians enrolled. I the quality programs' and attract

search for quality candidates ai- quality students requires a care,

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of Great Falls-Billings. Mont. Msgr. William L. Baumgaertner.

Bishop Murphy. chairmah of mcecutive director of the semin­

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Permanent deterrence 'insane' DUBLIN, Ireland (NC) - Per­ manent reliance on a strategy of nuclear deterrence is "insane," said the Irish Catholic bishop's in a joint statement on war and peace. They said a deterrent policy can be morally acceptable under certain circumstances but added that the current stock of war­ heads "far exceeds any rational estimate of what detell'rence re­ quires." The bishops' statement, "The Storm That Threatens," holds that possession of nuclear wea­ pons for deterrence can be tol­ erated as the lesser of two evils under certain conditions: There must be no intention to use them against population centers; the underlying philosophy must be one of sufficiency to deter, not of superiority or equality; sub­ stantive efforts must be made toward disarmament. The pr~sent nuclear arms sit­ uation "which is not a balance but a steady escalation" is "a scandal in a world where basic human rights, even food and health care, are being denied, not by totalitarian dictatorships alone, but by all those who think it more important to build up their power of overkill than to feed the hungry," the bishops said. They called for nuclear policy to be built on a reverence for life. ·"Whether in regard to the rights of the unborn, the elderly or the handicapped, the destruc­ tion of people through hunger and malnutrition, or the threa~ of annihilation through weapons of mass destruction, such reve'r­ ence cannot be selective, since human life is all of a piece," they said. The bishops pointed to a "mounting conviction" in the church that moral conditions for a just war are more difficult to satisfy in the case of nuclear weapons. When the damage likely to be caused by exercising the right of legitimate defense is out of proportion to the values being defended, "it is better to suffer injustice than to defend our­ selves by the means involved in such a defense, they said, point­ ing out that the right of defense is not an absolute. Catholics must assess any military action in the light or their moral principles and refuse to cooperate if the proper con­ ditions are not fulfilled, the bish­ ops said.

Associate pastor In response to the presenta­ tion made by the Very Reverend Master provincial Alban Mon­ tella, OfM, .Bishop Daniel A. Cronin bas confirmed appoint­ ment of the Rev. Donald D' Ip­ polito, OFM, as associate pastor of St. LQuis parish, Fall River, effective July 25.

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Father Medeiros Bishop Daniel A. Cronin was principal celebrant at a Mass of Christian Burial offered Monday ate St. Elizabeth Church, Fall River, for Father Joao Medeiros, 81, who died July 20 after a long illness. Father Medeiros was pastor of St. Elizabeth's from 1955 until his retirement from active min­ istry in 1972. In retirement he lived at the Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River. Born in Povoacao, St. Michael, Azores, the son of the ~ate Joao and Maria' (Carmo) Medeiros, Father Medeiros studied for the priesthood at the Seminary of Angra, Terceira, where he was ordained in 1926. After serving for 12 years as an associate pastor and pastor in Azorean parishes, he came to the Fall River diocese in 1938. He was' associate pastor at Im­ maculate Conception parish,

New Bedford, and at St. Eliza­ beth and Espirito Santo parishes in Fall River until 1955, when he was appointed pastor of St. Elizabeth's. In 1962 he aided financially in construction of a high school in Povoacao, where his contribu­ tion is memorialized by a bust of himself executed by a native sculptor. Father Medeiros celebrated his golden jubilee in the priest­ hood in 1976 with a Mass of thanksgiving and a dinner at St. Elizabeth's. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Maria Isabel do Carmo Medeiros of the Azores, and by several nieces and nephews. Some years ago Father Med~ eiros filled out a biographical questionnaire for The Anchor files. To a question inquiring as to special honors he might have received, he answered simply "Being a priest."

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The Decent Thing to Do The recent censure by the House of Representat~ves of Congressman Gerald Studds has a far reaching implication for many voters of this diocese. It has always been !the editorial position of this paper that Catholics have a seri'ous obligation of voting in accordance with a conscience fi~ly rooted in the faith teaching of their church. The concePt of diViding one's private beliefs from one's public position is simply a ridiculous excuse for burying honesty and t~th. Too many in politics and private life have used this dual standard of judgment for personal justification.

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are not to be misconstrued as an attempt to impos~ a

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should be seen as pertinent considerations geared to Ire­

inforce a code of moral action shaped by Catholic thought.

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It would be a neglect of editorial responsibility w~re this issue ignored or buried as an insignificant news stqry. A large voting bloc in Congressman Studd~s district in this ·diocese is Catholic in faith acknowledgment. It would \be . lJ,oped, of course, the same could be said of the commitmrnt of these voters. Therefore it would be well for the electorate. to realize the, serious intent of the House in voting for censure. , . \ The action in the case of Mr. Studds reflects his grave breach of public trust. It should be realized thai Congi-~ss does .not employ censure without due reflection, deliberation and reason. It is not used as a tool to solve mere politital issues. It is a process whereby elected officials try to k~ep their own house in order for the integrity of the natibn. 1.1 What right has a Congressman. to seduce a teena~er via alcohol? Its abusive use is more than evident in this' situation. When the case involves teenage pages in the Congress, the responsibility of members towards them is apparent. •

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behavior. If they do not, we grown more and more accus­ tomed to instability in the home should be outraged. We have all been frustrated by Too many people have reo and the workplace. cars that won't start or tele­ placed justifiable moral outrage Amid the vicissitudes of mod­ vis:ions that break down. Al­ with noncommittal tolerance. ern life, we must look to' God's though we need hardly be told The often-quoted adage, "Judge faithfulness. We should not be thllt we live in an age of plan­ not lest ye b judged," is no rea­ surprised when things and peo­ ned obsolescence, it is still up­ son to' neglect the moral obliga­ ple disappoint us, but we must setting when something on which tion of fraternal correction. 1'0­ never lose our sense of moral we rely lets us down. . day's problem is that people r~­ outrage based upon the vision In the past few weeks we fuse to expect'a high standard of of how things are meant to be. have been disturbed by new ethical behavior and sin is ra­ Without such a vision our lives Wflshington scandals concerning tionalized away. 'would be devoid of fundamental the lack of ethics of some. of Today's young people are in commitments and shaped only Olll' elected leaders. Once more dire need of positive role models. by expediency. newspapers are filled with stor­ Too many are already victims of . At a time when youth is ques­ ies of sex scandals and dirty unstable family life. The 1980 tioning the very possibility of campaign politics,· this time with census indicated incredible in­ any kind of permanent commit· reference to the Carter-Reagan creases in divorces and in the ment, there is 'an ever greater debate. number of partners living to­ need that those who have set There is a vast difference be­ gether without the benefit of their hands to the plow should twe,en the planned obsolescence marriage. not turn back. of irnaterial goods and the built­ In mimy areas of our nation, It is precisely by striving to be in human weakness that leads to especially in poorer urban areas, true to our promises that we people in whom we trust be­ monogamy is no longer the rule affirm humanity's ability to traying that trust. but the exception. Government transcend sinful nature. A car or a television set can be programs tend to encourage In answer to the question repllired or discarded but human marital infidelity and consequent beings must be judged by differ­ dependenc~ upon entitlement ."Can anyone say forever?" we need priests and religious will­ ent standards. Yet the imperm­ programs. anence of the things we use now Young people no longer expect ing to continue fulfilling the seems shared by the very values to stay in one area of the coun· commitments made in their by' 'Which we should live. try throughout their lives. They youth and to recall the high Bad moral behavior: should al­ are constantly on the move in ideals motivating those commit· ways shock us. We should never order to stay gainfully employed ments. Likewise, married cQuples must grow so accustomed to moral in rapidly changing industries, give witness to their .willingness evil that we become cynical. while the industries are reloca­ When we turn an ignition key ting to areas with favorable· to strive to perfect within their beings the love which motivated or the knob on a television set, wage and tax structures. Econ­ them to make an unconditional we expect the car 011 TV to func­ omic development has made in­ bond. tion. When we elect politicians dustries more responsible to in­ to orice, we should expect them vestors and less to' laborers. God's faithfulness will to adhere to standards of ethical The effect is that. people have strengthen all. By Father Kevin J. Harrington


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Family Night

A weekly at-home program for families

sponsored hy the Diocesan Office of Family Ministry

OPENING PRAYER Holy Spirit, move within us and awaken us to treasure the beauties of night. As we gaze at the stars of the Father's crea­ tion, we praise God in awe and wonder. Thank you for this Fam­ ily Night and for this chance to share as a family.

TO THINK ABOUT There is nothing as lovely as a summer evening that opens up unto a clear starlit night. One doesn't have to travel to experience the "Dance of the Summer Night." What a gift the night is with the magnificence of the moon and its blanket of diamond-like stars. Listen to the sounds of night and then join' in the "Dance of Night" and sing praise to God the creator.

ACTIVITY IDEAS Young Families Take a drive into the country­ side and find an open clear area. Sit on a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the night. Mom and

Dad can share some thoughts, kids too, about the greatness of God's universe. Watch for shoot­ ing stars!

Middle Years and Adult Families 1. Take a trip to the library

and check out some books about the universe. Do some reading as a family and then share ideas about the greatness of outer space. What does it tell us about God? Is there a dance of the universe? Is there order? 2. Read aloud Psalm 19:1-6 and Psalm 104:1-3 and Psalm 136:1-9. Share thoughts about the verses. Make a list of 10 reasons why the night is important.

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ENTERTAINMENT Play a game of outdoor hide and seek after dark. (Be sure to set the boundaries for the game.)

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CLOSING PRAYER Oh wondrous God, how gr~at is your universe and how grate­ ful we are that you love us, as small as we seem' to be. Thank you for the night and for the dance of the heavens that praises you. Bless our family and help us to appreciate your wonders. Amen.

Latchkey kids

Three million children acceptance of too'much responsi­ come home from' school bility. Lest parents feel inordin­ ately guilty, nearly half of the daily to homes where moth­ grownup latchkey kids studied ers work. The popular term felt positive about their experi­

for these children is latchkey ence, saying they were better kids. Some are children of single able to solve problems and make parents, many are not. Lucky decisions without adult assis­ ones go to a friendly neighbor tance. Others felt they had made or to Grandma's until one parent a valuable contribution to their gets home from work but it is families, felt closer to brothers estimated that at least 1 Y2 and sisters as a result of their million children under the age of experience, and felt highly trust­ 11 return to an empty home ed by their parents. daily. So, as with' everything else, Their routine is similar. First there are negatives and positives. they call' a parent at work to But, because all children are report that they're home. Next (society's children, we need to they get a snack and then they look at how we can help mini­ settle down in front of television mize the negatives. Some schools until their parents get home or are taking the lead by providing until it's time to do their chores. latchkey programs before and (Most likely these coinclde.) after school for these kids, ask­ If it's available and if par­ ing parents to pay on a sliding ents can afford it, they hire scale. It makes sense. The child­ someone to come in and care for ren and buildings are already these kids but reasonable priced there, and after-school sport quality care is difficult to come leagues and activities can be by. It's almost impossible to find held at school as easily as at child care for children between the local recreation center. 7 a.m. when parents leave for Yet many schools, corpora­ work and 8:30 when children tions and churches refuse to con· leave for schol. sider such activity, holding that That this situation is fraught babysitting is not one of their with potential danger is attested functions. Where is it written to by recent news stories of fires, that it should not be? It's worth poisonings, sexual abuse by older recalling that both kindergartens siblings, and injuries which occur and Sunday schools came into to young children left alone or being as child care agencies. in care of a slightly older child. Along the developmental line, A recent study by Thomas someone suggested "Let's do Long of Catholic University more than babysit" and the original purpose became ob­ found that a little over 50 per­ cent of latchkey children studied scured. succumb to high fear levels, in­ As church family, we can help tense feelings of isolation or by setting up latchkey care pro-

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grams. If we have a parish school, it's a simple matter of extending the day, hiring quali­ fied people like phys ed teachers to run the program and charging parents what it costs. If we don't have' a school but have a build­ ing which sits empty most of the week, we can offer after­ school care by hiring personnel or inviting volunteers, perhaps empty nest pa~ents who will give an afternoon or two month­ ly. At the very least, we can set up a volunteer system inviting parents' who will be home with their own children to open their homes to a neigh~orhood child who comes home to an empty nest. It's a realistic like-to-like ministry. Many parishes are sincere about helping families by initia­ ting some form of viable family ministry. Latchkey hearth­ sharing is a fine place to start, matching children who need adults with adults who some­ times need to be needed. THE ANCHOR lUSPS·54S-D20). Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River, Mass. Published weekly except the week of July 4 and the week after Christmas at 410 Highland Aven· ue, Fall River, Mass. 02720 by the Cath· olic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription price by mall, postpaid $8.00 per year, Postmasters send address changes to The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, MA

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Ray the Repairman is one of the real stalwarts in my set. He is a little guy with a lot of wisdom. He is blunt and funny. The other night he was talking' about how impor­ tant it is for us to pray for our enemies, and he illustrated the point with a story about himself. "About three years ago I sud­ denly got transferred to a re­ pair shop way out in Brooklyn," Ray the Repairman said, toying with his coffee cup as he spoke. "There was no rational reason for the transfer. My supervisor just had a mad on for me .for some reason, I guess. I had to spend two extra hours a day getting to and from work. It was inconvenient and expensive." Ray drank his coffee, lit a cigarette and continued. "I hated the boss for doing this to me," Ray said. "I hated him so much I got knots in my stomach. Whenever I thought about him, a vein in my fore­ head would throb. I was afraid to get my blood pressure check­ ed because I knew it was higher than a eat's back. I used to sit up late at night drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes and plan­ ning my revenge. Would I blow up his car? Hire Joe Botcha­ galupe to give him a beating? Send his wife photos taken of him with the exotic dancer at the shop' stag party?" Ray had us laughing. He turn­ ed serious. "Instead I followed the advice I got from guys like you in groups like this - I prayed for the blackguard. It almost killed me to do it. But I did it because of what I heard here: 'Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.' I asked God to bless the boss and be good to him." Ray smiled and drank his coffee. , "You know what happened," he said. "My resentment van­ ished in a week or two. A year later I put in for a transfer back to myoId shop. It was ap­ proved." "Ypu're lucky it turned out good and God gave you the tran­ fer," Paddy Cigar piped up, "or you'd still be praying in Brook­ lyn." We all laughed, including Ray. "It wasn't so important that it turned out good," Ray said, "but it was important that it began good when I began pray­ ing for the boss even though I despised him." "Ray is right," I put in. "When you forgive a person y~u hate, when you love your enemies, . when you pray for those who persecute you, the anger goes out of you and peace replaces it. This is a tried-and-true principle of spiritual living. It always works. Trouble is, we don't aI-

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Holy smoke not wanted VATICAN CITY (NC) The Diocese of Urgel in Spain may be on its way to becolp­ ing the world's first smoke­ free 4iocese. In a recent ~etter to local priests, Bishop Juan Marti Alanis banned smoking at all diocesan meetings, according to Vatican Radio. The 54-year-old bishop, who has headed the Spanish dio­ cese since 1971, also told priests who smoke to quit, for their own health and to set an example for other smokers.

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NFP parley Continued from page one proach toward life, toward con­ jugal love, toward relationships between husband and wife, be­ tween parents and children," In a talk on Pope John Paul II's writings on the human per­ son, Fath~r Terence Brinkman 'of the University of 51. Thomas in Houston said, "Despite ·the fact you may be teachers of tel~hnique, it is the values in­ volved, not simply in mastering the technique but in" self-ma~­ tery, that are eminently the hu­ man ones," The conference also heard a pr,esentation on integrating themes of conjugal love and rEi­ sponsibleparenthood into na­ tural family planning instructioJ;! fl'om Msgr. James T. McHugh, director of the national Dioce­ saill Development Program for N~ltural Family Planning. Willi­ am May, associate professor of moral theology of Catholic Uni­ veJrsity, spoke on the relevance of Christian views of human sex­ uallity' to natural family plan­ ning. The four-day conference was sponsored by the Diocesan De­ velopment. Program for Natural Family Planning and Catholic University's National Center for Family Studies. The 120 conference partici­ pants represented 70 U.S. dio­ ces:es. "The conference is ,extremely significant," said Mary Catherine Martil-i, associate director of the

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"In natural family planning tural family' planning leadership programs everyone learns for have come -together for ,a na­ the first time in their lives that tional meeting," she said. "It's 'Humanae Vitae' reaffirmed the the coming together of a new tradition of the church," Kip­ constituency in 'the church ­ pley said. the people who are concerned

with natural family planning." "They finally see that the en­

Father Steven Priester, direc­ cyclical has a gift of the Spirit tor of the National Center for to the church," he said. Family Studies, praised the con· The conference also consider­ ference for bringing .social and ed the needs of special groups psychological theory on the fam­ in relation to natural family ily to the participants. planning. During the conference partici­ pants discussed strategies for im­ Dr. Hanna Klaus, director of plementing the Diocesan Devel· the Natural Family Planning opm~nt Program for Natural Center in Bethesda, Md., pre­ Family Planning, a three-year sented research data on adoles­ program instituted by the Na­ cent girls' needs for counseling tional Conference of Catholic on fertility awareness. Bishops' Committee for Pro-life "We have to be very careful Activities in 1982 and supported by a grant from the Knights of that those who need natural family planning the most are Columbus. the ones whom we reach," said The diocesan development program aims at getting each of Mercedes Wilson, director of the 181 U.S. dioceses to initiate Family of the Americas Founda­ a comprehensive' natural family tion, Covington, La. planning program. To date about. "The poor in the developing 150 dioceses have natural family world and even in this country planning coordinators, Msgr. are often overlooked," she said. !V1cHugh said. Several sessions of the con­ ference dealt with the role of r Catholic Hospitals in diocesan natural family" planning. pro­

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The Diocesan Office o~ Family Ministry has an­ nounced that Doctors EVe!Yn. and John Billings, developers of the Billings Method of na­ tural . family planning, will visit the Fall River diocese Sept. 7 through 12. The Billings Method is one of the most widely used na­ tural family planning pro­ grams in the world. ,Sister Lucille Levasseur, SMSM, natural family plan­ ning coordinator for the fam­ Ily ministry office, ~ld a full schedule is being arranged for the couple. Details will be . announced in the near future.


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Handicapped seek theater careers By Joan Frawney NEW YORK (NC) - Black characters are no longer por­ trayed by white actors with charcoal on their faces, so why should the roles of handicapped people go to able-bodied actors? This is the question Jesuit Brother Richard J. Curry has asked since he first became stage-struck back in high school in Philadelphia. Born with only half of his right arm, Rick Curry took part in school plays, stud­ ied theater in college and earned a doctorate in dramatic arts. Then in 1978 he helped found the National Theater Workshop for the Handicapped to prepare the disabled for work in pro­ fessional theater. The workshop relies on a voluntary staff and private donations. Members, rehearse in a government-subsi­ dized building for performing artists. Training students in voice, movement, scene study,. panto­ mime and improvisation, Broth­ er Curry emphasizes talent, not disabilities. Accordingly, when the students perform, audiences are too busy. being entertained to feel pity for a blind actress or a singer in a wheelchair. This is exactly what Brother Curry had in mind when the workshop started. "I wanted to give the disabled an opportun­ ity they never had to taste the joys of theater," he said. "But I also wanted to advance the mainstreaming of the disabled in society and get rid of stereo­ types like 'all these people are either c04rageous or humble.' We weren't placed here to make the able-bodi~d feel good about themselv~s or get a warm feel­ ing. We've been placed here to find our own salvation, like everybody else." Brother Curry's message was

echoed by Ed Argenti, a partici­ pant in the workshop for more' than three years, who lost use of his legs following removal of a tumor from his spine. Even before his disability, Ar­ genti said, he disagreed with media portrayal of the handi­ capped as "triumphant or tragic, not as real' persons." Argenti's position differs from that of most of the other stu­ dents because he pursued dra­ matic arts as an able-bodied person and therefore did not ex­ perience discrimination when he auditioned. He has a flexible ap- , proach to the new dramatic skills he is learning. "I'd like to see how far I can go. In some ways, I'm more interested in the cause of disabled people in theater, and by participating in the workshop, I hope to pro­ mote that cause," he said. Brother Curry, Argenti and other workshop participants· hope to see the hiring of. dis­ abled actors for commercials and TV series. Their long-range goal

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VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II named Canadian Bishop Edouard Gagnon pro­ president of the Pontifical Coun­ cil for the Family July 16 and made him an archbishop. He succeeds Australian Cardinal James R. Knox, who died in Rome in June. Archbishop Gag­ non has been a member of the family council since shortly after its creation in 1981.

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A LOUNGE AREA at Covenant House's "Under 21" shelter on New York's Times Square. Here Father Ritter shelters many youngsters fleeing exploitation by the child pornography in~ustry. (NC Photo) right to present this demand to Father Ritter calls b<;>th ~'evil, this court.' The defendants menacing and corrupting pres­ traded the lives of the 14 child­ ences in the heart of this coun­ ren for $75 per reel. The life of try's largest city" and points out a child was measured in dollars that they are the first things to per reel of film." greet the eyes of the runaways Perhaps D'Alessio and Hyman who stream into New York showed such equanimity in the through the Port Authority B.us face of prison because they felt -Station on 8th Ave.. On my way to work I pass by they were not alone, and in fact they are relatively unimportant both enterprises, as well as by figures in the pornography in­ Father Ritter's Covenant House. dustry. They, managed book­ I feel as though I'm crossing stores that are subsidiaries of a battleground on which aU the the Show World empire, control­ advantage lies with a cruel and led, according to Father Ritter, vicious enemy,' one whom I and by a Mafia-related crime family other people of good will are in Philadelphia. aiding by turning our faces Show World's major center is away .- because it's all so un­ on 8th Ave. and 42nd St., and pleasant and besides we have jus~ across the street from it is so many more pressing cares, ,another reportedly Mafia-related like a house to be painted or a enterprise, Show Palace. garage door cable to be fixed.

Covenant House opens in Houston

HOUSTON (NC) - Francis­ can Father Bruce Ritter has opened Under 21 Houston, a multiservice center for homeless and runaway youths. The center,which includes a is-bed residence, sportsfacili­ ties and a health clinic, is a pro­ gram of' Covenant House. also founded by Father Ritter. Un­ der 21 Houston, open 24 hours a day, will offer shelter, food, counseling, referral and other services to anyone under 21 years of age. ''There are many homeless kids on the streets of Houston," Father Ritter said. "Hungry and Vulnerable, they have few op­ tions. We provide an alternative to the dangerous and degrading

lifestyles they encounter on the streets." Covenant House also has fa­ cilities in New York City, Toron­ io, -Antigua and Guatemala. One is planned for Boston. The Houston organization's first-year operating budget is ex­ pected to be over $2 million, which is being raised from local cOl'P.orations, foundatj9ns and individuals.

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By NC News Service Auxiliary Bishop Anthony J. Bevilacqua of Brooklyn, N.Y., has urged the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to consider the Indochinese political not economic refugees. Bishop Bevilacqua, chairman of the Migration and Tourism Com­ mittee of the National Confer­ ence of Catholic Bishops, led a delegation July 5-19 to refugee camps in Thailand, the Philip­ pines, Hong Kong and the Portu­ guese-adminstered territory of Macao. "The United States has been most generous and has resettled more of the refugees than all' other nations combined," he said in a telephone interview. "But we feel it can do a little more." Bishop Bevilacqua said that although the U.S. has authorized . admission of 64,000 Indochinese refugees for its current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, the most that could be processed at the current. rate would be 38,000.

He attributed the slowness to understaffing by U.S. agencies involved and to an INS deter­ mination to operate with "a verY strict definition of who is a refugee." INS officials, he said, claim that many Indochinese are leaving for economic reasons and should not be considered politi­ cal refugees. "Our claim is that those who are already in refugee camps have been contaminated by Western ideas as the Vietnamese government would see it, and even if they left for economic reasons they have become politi­ cal refugees," he said. The Migration and Tourism Committee will not ask .the United Slates to authoriz~ re­ settlement of any specific num­ ber of refugees during the com­ ing fiscal year, Bishop Bevilac­ qua said, but will ask that it be "as generous as possible and en­ sure 'the actual processing of whatever' number is authorized. It is estimated there are 150,000 to 200,000 refugees. The delegation met with church and state officials in all the areas visited, as well as with representatives of the United Nations and 'voluntary agencies. Bishop Bevilacqua said his group visited three refugee camps in Thailand, two actually about a mile inside Cambodia. These camps are deliberately operated at a primitive level in the hope that they' will not 00­ come magnets attracting more refugees, Bishop Bevilacqua said. Suffering of refugees there is worsened, he said, by the fact that many have nothing to do and remain in a continuing state of inactivity and boredom. Bishop Bevilacqua said that a camp visited in the Philippines had a much better atmosphere because it housed refugees al­ ready approved for resettlement who were being instructed in English ~nd job skills. He also said facilities there were much better than in the Thai camps. . The people of the camps ex­

pressed deep gratitude for the help they are receiving, the bish­ op said. At one camp he was given a wooden plaque with a message carved in English: "We owe our lives to you." Although the flow of refugees out of Indochina is diminishing, significant numbers are still flee· ing, Bishop Bevilacqua said. "Many people thil)k because they don't see pictures of boat peo­ ple like we did a few years ago, the refugees have all been taken care of," he said. "We want to remind them that boat people are still coming out of Vietnam." Auxiliary Bishop Alfred Abra­ mowicz, a delegation member, said that for him, one of the greatest joys of the trip came when he was leaving Tokyo for home. As he was getting on his flight to Chicago, he said, 100 South­ east Asian refugees were board­ ing a different flight to the United States. Those refugees would be settled in Seattle, St. Louis and New Orleans, Bishop Abramowicz said. "All over Southeast Asian refugee camps, there is a hunger for freedom," Bishop Abramo­ wicz continued. "Freedom to practice religion, freedom from fear." Another group member, Bishop Roger Mahony of Stockton, Calif., said he was most impress­ ed by the refugees suffering and bravery. "These people must be under­ stood as individuals, as parents and children, as people fleeing some of the most repressive re­ gimes in the world . . . They willingly make great personal sacrifices and undergo great sufferings - even facing injury and death - to find peace in their lives and a future for their families," Bishop Mahony said. He added that the refugees spoke of the United Slates with awe. "This was not in the ma­ terial sense, but in the profound sense of the freedom which we enjoy and our spirit of sharing and sacrifice to help other peo­ ,pies."

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Clarke. The U.S.' missionaries Continued from page one ministration to seek diplomatIc were killed in Decembet 1980 rather than military solutions. and five members of the National The U.S. bishops, through the\ Guard have been chargea with USCC, their public policy the murders. \ The. case has become' a litmus agency, have been consisten~ly test of the Salvadoran govern­ critical of Reagan's Central Am­ ment's determination to improve erica policies: The controversy over the the human rights situati6n. . The administration, in its cer­ Kissinger commission was quickly -followed by renewal of tification report, said it was ongoing controversies regarding hopeful that the accused \would El Salvador, especially the human be brought to trial "witllin the rights situation and progress in next few weeks." It addedl how­ solving the 1980 murders of ever, that "further delays can­ four U.S. Catholic missionaries. not be ruled out" as the Salva­ doran legal system gives dbfense On Juiy 20 the Reagan admin­ attorneys a number of oPP6rtuni­ istration certified that the Sal­ vadoran government had made ties to slow down the ptetrial I process. progress in human rights, al­ On the same day the certifi­ though' U.S. embassy figures cation was issued, U.S. l~wyers showed an increase in the num­ ber of civilian deaths during the working with relatives 6f the murdered missionaries hbld a first six months of 1983. . The embassy figures, based on press conference to criticiz~ Sal­ Salvadoran press reports, said vadoran handling of the ca~e. . Salvadoran prosecutors II'have 1,054 civilians were kiIled dur­ ing the first six months of 1983 done almost nothing" to bring compared to 961 civilians in the' the case to trial, said Michael Posner of the Lawyers ICom­ last half of 198~. In a letter accompanying the mittee for International Human certification, Secretary of State Rights. "We have serious doubts George Shultz· said the record that the case will come tcl trial even by 1984," he said. I , falls short of what the adminis­ On July 22, the Salva(loran tration and Congress wanted but that progress was being made. . judge handling the case \ said' The certification report cited new evidence involving six ot~er suspects would have Ito be establishment of· a Peace Com­ mission to organize elections pursued, possibly delaying be­ 'planned in December, an amnestv ginning of the trial fOIl'1 six. '. program which has led to release months. When Reagan named Kissinger of 500 political prisoners and ex­ tension of a land reform pro- to head the bipartisan Icom­ gram. . mission, he indicated it was part The certification w~s required of an effort to improve thel U.S. for El Salvador to receive U.S. approach toward Central Am­ military .aid and. was the fourth erican policies. He accompanied and final 180-day certification th.e announcement, ho~ever, required under 1981 legislation. With a strong defense of his On July 20 House and Senate ,policies regarding EI Sal~ador I conferees approved $25 million and Nicaragua. He said the U.S. continues to in military aid for El Salvador, support the Salvadoran go~ern­ half the sum requested by Rea­ gan. ment in its war with guertillas The U.S. embassy figures for and still opposes the Nicaraguan civilian deaths differed from government which is a "dictator­ those of Tutela Legal, human ship of counterfeit revolution­ . I rights agency of the Archdiocese aries." The Reagan administration of San Salvador, El Salvador; Based on its own investigations, contends that political turboil' Tutela Legal (legal protection) in Central America is the result said 2,527 civilians were kiIled by of Soviet, Cuban and Nicaraguan security forces 'and death squads efforts to spread Marxist revolu­ I allied with the military during tion in the region. . On July 22 Archbishop. Roach the first half 'of 1983 compared to 2,340 civilian deaths during reiterated that the "U.S. Catholic Conference has advocated a the last six mon~hs of 1982. The figures were used by the diplomatic course of action I for the United States as a means of America~ Civil Liberties Union and Americas Watch, a human addressing the war in El Salva­ rights agency, in a joint report dor and a method of addres$ing opposing certification. because the presently dangerous co~rse of U.S.-Nicaraguan relations!" ~·the human rights situation con­ "In contrast to this recbm­ tinues to worsen." "The. Salvadoran security mendation' of positive diplom~tic forces are impervious to pressure engagement, U.S: policy to",*ard from the United States t6 end the Nicaragua presently has the ef­ practice of political murder, ap-' fect of deepening the internal parently because they recognize crises in the country and esc~la~ that the lectures about human ting the dangers of war in lithe, region, he added. rights they get from the U.S. em­ "I wish to oppose any form of bassy and Washington are not U.S. military intervention in going to be baclced up by a re­ duction in military aid," said the Central America, Archbishop . Roach declared. report. Certification also renewed controversy over progress in' More Dangerous solving the murders. of Ursuline "An error is the more danger: Sister Dorothy Kazel, lay volun­ ous 10 proportion to the degree teer JealJ Donovan. and Mary­ of truth which it contains." ­

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His parish is the carnival midway By Kay Urtz ST. PAUL, Minn. (NC) JF'ather Mac, the carney priest, beamed. Once again, Msgr. Robert J. McCarthy was with the people lie loves, the carnival workers who have drawn him from a (:omfortable parish life in Water­ town, N.Y., to a circuit rider's E!xistence with a traveling carni­ val. "It's like being in a branch of t~e service," Msgr. McCarthy said of his job as carnival chap­ lain. "You can't call· off a war tl) go to church and you can't call off the carnival either." For 'approximately 25 years, "Father Mac" has been bring­ ing thE; church to the carnival, spending about half the year on the .road.· He celebrates Mass, baptizes babies born since his l~ist visit and counsels those who seek him out in his road-show· ministry. "Everybody on the midway comes to Mass" he said. "One guy (a concession operator)'puts .

out a sign for his employees. They're all told to be at Mass. He isn't Catholic and neither are. most of his employees, but they. all come," he added. It's important for the church to be present on carnival grounds, Msgr. McCarthy said. Carnival people "feel neglected by the church - feel the church, any church, doesn't want them," he said. There are 400 carnivals in the United States, employing some 100,000 persons, Msgr. McCar­ thy said. . He ~stimated that 30,000 employees are Catholics, but ~ecause of the shortage of carnival clergymen, the monsig- . nor ministers to all faiths. Not. a thwarted sideshow man himself, Msgr. McCarthy explain­ ed, "it just seems like the Lord ~anted me to do this, and some-. body had to.'~ In 1970 he was appoint«;!d by Pope Paul VI as official chap­ lain to carnivals in the United States under the Vatican's Pon­ tifical Commission for the Pas­

toral Care of Itinerant People. The work is recognized by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. While the monsignor works only with carnivals, other chap­ lains are assigned to gypsies, circuses and seaports. The carni­ val season runs from July to October, and during the winter Father Mac schedules funerals for carnival workers who died during the year. Whenever possiole he eats and sleeps on the carnival grounds. Often, he said, carneys give up their own trailers so he can have a place to sleep. "That's real charity. Their trailer is all they've got," he said. Four priests throughout the country are parttime carnival cha'plains, but Msgr. McCarthy, 64, says more are needed. When not on the road, he is at Holy Famiiy parish, Water­ town, N.Y. where he is pastor. In his absence three associates keep Holy Family running.

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Birds of the Bible fly in Holy Land By But Clark

Like birdwatchers around the world, Israeli aficionados observe and record the. activities and songs of avian species. But they have a unique reso~rce: the Bible. Scripture abounds in de­ scriptions of the native bird life of Israel, a country which at­ tracts many species. An example is found in Deu­ teronomy, chapter 32, verse 11: "As the eagle enticing her young to fly and hovering over them, he spread his wings and hath taken him and carried him on his wings." . Israel birdwatchers who have observed eagle's nesting habits confirm the accuracy of the bibli­ cal description. These devoted parents do indeed coax their fledgings to attempt flight and assist their first awkward at­ tempts by using their powerful wings to give them a strong, lifting, breeze. The HQly land's wealth of bird life is d~e to the country's loca­ tion, its vast range of ecosys­ tems and its strict nature conser­ vation laws.

Israel is situated on the only near cities. Israel's fertile and well-watered Galilee area invites continuous land bridge connect­ ing the Eurasian landmass with scores of species - storks, fla­ mings, herons, egrets and spoon­ Africa. This makes the area im­ portant to migratory birds which bills among them. Pelicans have nest in Eurasia and winter in become so numerous that they Africa, for it is the only route are a problem for fish breeders, offering continuous supplies of who are)constantly devising new schemes to discourage the birds food and fresh water. Ornitholo­ gists estimate that about one from swooping into their fish million raptors, those majestic ponds and eating ,the season's. investments. birds of prey which soar effort­ fessly on great wings, migrate Desert regions are home to an each spring over Israel's Red assortment of spectacular birds: Sea port city of Eilat alone. iridescent bee·eaters, flamboyant A few years ago, a team of shrikes, common desert ravens Danish birdwatchers recorded a and rare houbara bustards. The quarter-million honey buzzards mountains offer other species, in one glorious migration. At from Tristam's grackle, named the same time, they counted for the famous British naturalist nearly 20,000 steppe eagles, an /clergyman, - to the common embarrassment of riches when rock dove, the wild ancestor of one considers that in other parts 'the domestic pigeons familiar of the world, the sight of even to all city dwellers. Other birds three or four such eagles is a frequent the shores and grass­ lands, coastal dune areas and rare treat. Israel's varied geography and open hill districts. Israel's stringent wildlife con­ climate create ecosystems suit­ ing the needs of many species of servation laws and strong con­ birds. It is quite common to find ,servation ethic protect all birds~ sunbirds (a close relative of the When a golden eagle nest was hummingbird), tropical bulbuls recently discovered on the edge and brightly colored hoopoes of Jerusalem, the Society for the

Protection of Nature immediate­ ly set up an observation post and installed a 24-hour guard around the nest. Those wishing 'to observe the nesting pair , could use a telescope in the ob­ servation post, but could not ape proach the nest. The protection routine has been repeated for the past four springs and each year the eagles nurture new fledglings. Now it is not unusual to see the golden eagle soaring over the Holy City glowing in the sun, as its He· brew name, "ayit shemesh," ' eagle of the sun, suggests. Not to be outdone, Tel Aviv boasts at least 38 nesting pairs of kestrels, swift falcons which as if, in appreciation of their protected status, build nests in the center of Israel's most bust· ling city. And when a nest of the rare lappet-faced vulture was dis­ covered in the Negev Desert, its location was kept secret, while nature wardens periodically stocked nearby feeding stations. Other rare birds are being bred in captivity at Israeli universities and are periodically released. The Bible-reading birdwatcher will find frequent mention of doves as symbols, in metaphors and in their own right as beauti­ ful elements of nature. Israeli species are the rock dove, the an­ cestor of the urban pigieon; and palm, wood, stock and collared doves. There is also the turtle dove, Israel's harbinger of springtime, made famous by Solomon's ode: "For, 10, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land." (Canticle of Canticles 2:11-12). Ancient Israelis named this dove species "tor," probably after its soft, murmuring call. The Romans' were even more precise and called it "turtur." So Israel is not home to singing turtles - it's an error in trans· lation. Although Job was one of the finest naturalists of antiquity, the ostrich's behavior perplexed him (Job 39:13-17). This huge and flightless bird, which runs with an ungainly gait, lays its eggs on the desert floor, where they can be broken or preyed upon. But there really aren't many places where a 200 pound bird can leave a clutch of a dozen eggs, each the size of a melon. Still, Job was puzzled and con­ cluded the ostrich behaved as it did "because God hath deprived her of wisdom. Neither hath he imparted to her understanding" (Job 39:17). In general it is agreed that birdwatchers as well as birds are well provided for in Israel, with birdwalking trails designa· ted throughout the country and public observation blinds erected in particularly interesting areas.

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the heart of a child?" Watch for opportunities to ex­ we "try with every day to make If we can be the best' of lovers

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that .the distance is long. For A debate in social studies at doing this is communication. If ·If we can try with every day to make it better, quite a few years he may have school, for example, might open we don't communicate, a rela­ :As it grows been so taken up with problerr.s the door to a discussion of poli­ tionship loses some of its poten­ With any hick then 1 suppose at work and with other adult tics with your dad. tial for intimacy. The music never ends. that he's gradually for­ concerns But don't look for a quick, But sometimes we get so · How do you keep it pRaying baby gotten, to some extent, what the magic way of strengthening your e:aught up in activities that no 1 want to know teenage heart is like. relationship with' him. You'll . E~nergy remains for comuriica­ ·How do you do it His question, "How's school," , likely have to work at it patient­ to make tion. Each couple needs ;How do you keep the music playing may be his groping, awkward ly over a period of time. 81 commitment to finding fre~ :Over and over? , way of trying to travel the many Try to avoid any show of an­ quent quality time together, miles to the heart of a teen. noyance at his "How's school?" ·Sung by James Ingram and Patti Austin, Written by Michael Ler-and time when listening and sharing And maybe you can use his This may irritate him and weak­ can occur. and Alan and Marillyn Bergman, © 1982, Quest Records IDe. question and others like it to en the relationship. Love must be nurtured to · SOME SONGS just seem to a love will be a song "keep the music playing." strengthen your relationship With effort, however, you may jump out at you - ' and for me, fadmg too fast. .' with him. . hear what another high school Your comments are welcome. at least, this is one of them. The song mentl~ns fears. For example, you might reply student heard recently from his It asks how love survives life's Given the current ~l~orce Irate, Write to Charlie Martin, 1218 to the question with something father: "Brian, I enjoy. very ~. Rotherwoocll Ave., Evansville, ,ups and downs. The question is such fears ~ realistic an~ ac­ like this:· "Aw, school was pretty much talking with you and hear· ·important. Love taken for grant- knowledging them is healthier 111.d. 47714. boring today, Dad. Does your .ing what you think. i ' work ever get boring? What do Send comments and questions you do when you get bored?" to Tom Lennon, 1312 Mass Ave. Or something like this: N.W., Washington, D,C. 20005.

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The worler has always had one agenda and the church another. But if we are to read the agenda of the world truly we must read it in the light of Christ. This light comes to us when we tackle some of the world's problems, whether under our noses or somewhere out there. As is said, "We must leave the safe boundaries of the temple if we really want to know where it is." We often try to imprison God, feeling that he is in one place only. But he is not a pro~ vincial God. Christ broke away from the ghetto of the religious law of his time to be free to help the outcasts, the hopeless, the helpless. Many youths whose livElS have been ruined have allowed the , world to write their agenda. It took conversion to Christ to bring them new life. But those who helped them find themselves through Christ did not say: "Look at us. You must become like us." No, they pointed to the cross and let the convert draw his or her own con<:lusions, mulling over that great sto,ry of love. Blessed are they who discern the signs of God's presence in the world so

that they may celebrate them and point them out to others I I heard one young fellow say, "I couldn't believe it when I was told that Christ was fully and unreservedly for me." From then on his life had meaning; he felt someone cared for him. No ,longer did he de. spair when treated shabbily. 'But he promised himself that he would be different and would turn the rejection he'd received into love for others. He opened up to his neighbors, refusing to curve in on 1)imself as he once had. Indeed, today he is a new person. How often do people think that because others are black or Catholic, or of another ethnic origin that they are all alike, eat the same, feel the same. In the life of Christ there is none of that. In him there is truth, ever-expanding truth as we grow in understanding. New light is thrown upon our path, Ught does not restrict our free­ dom to search for still 'undis­ covered ways to say and do things. The struggle does not, cease. But Christ has armed us with the gifts of truth, love and courage.


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portsWQtch , . Got A Hockey Team? The Bristol County CYO Hockey League, one of the oldest in Southeastern Mas!!achusetts, is preparing to open its 11th season in September but is in need of a new club. Organized for post-high school skaters, the five team league will play a 20-game schedule at the Driscoll Rink, Fall River. Playoffs will follow the regular season. Games are played on Sunday evenings. Coaches from Massachusetts or Rhode Island who would like to join the league are invited to call Rev. Paul F. McCarrick at St. Joseph's Rectory in Fall River - 673-1123. Players must be born on or after Jan. 1, 1961. Uniforms are supplied by the league and the total cost is $60 per player. Teams are already registered from Fall River, Mansfield, New Bedford and Marion. Entries from Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island are encouraged to join the league. Cycling fans will have their day when the Whaling City Pro-

Am weekend of activities takes place in the streets of down­ town New Bedford. Big event of the busy weekend of Aug. 13 and 14 will be the racing program on Sunday: a 50-mile Pro-Am race, a 25-mile women's race and a 25-mile junior division race. About 300 cyclists from this country and abroad will be com­ peting for more than $10,000 in prizes in the United States Cycling Federation sanctional event. On another golf front Jim Mc­ Dermott established on July 20 a new low record of 64 for the Fall River Country Club course. It was the second time this sea· son that he set a new low mark for the course. Earlier in the season he fired a 66 to break his own record of 67 but that new record was broken by Jim Hallett who post­ ed a 65 in the recent Tom Nor­ ton Open Tournament for the benefit of the Greater Fall River Association for Retarded Per­ sons.

eyo Baseball Bristol County League: with a 3-2 victory <over Somerset last Sunday, North End took a one­ game lead over the losers for first place in the hot pennant race. In other games earlier this week Anawans nipped Maple­ wood, 7-6, and South End nipped Kennedy 3-2.

As the league enters the next to last week of its regular sched­ ule Somerset and - North End meet in the nightcap of the usual Sunday night twin bilI at Chew Field, Fall River. The twin bill opens at 6 o'clock with Maple­ wood vs. Kennedy.

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There are many who feel that the Studds voting record should be considered in weighing his prospects for re­ election. One wonders what such people would say if he were as determined a conservative as he is a liberal. That . aside, it should be said that the Congressman's grave br~ach of moral responsibility is an overriding consideration. With the evidence in this matter in mind, together with the urgent need to restore public confidence in the integrity of our elected officials and to uphold basic moral standards in our social order, one can see but one solution to this embarrassing affair. Painful as it may be for some to accept, Congressman Studds should not be representing the people of Southeast­ ern Ma$sachusetts in the House of Representatives. The decent thing for Mr. Studds to do would be to resign. Letters Welcome Letters to the editor are welcomed. All letters should be brief and the ~ltor reserves the right to condense any letters if deemed necessary. All letters must be signed and contain a home or business address.

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NOTE Please check dates and times of television and radio programs against local list­ Ings, which may differ from ,the New York IWtwork sched­ ules supplied to The Anchor. Symbols following film reviews indicate both general and Catholic Film Office ratings, which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for gen· eral viewing; PG-parental guidance sug· gested; R-restricted, unsuitable for children or younger teens. Catholic ratings: Al~pproved for children and adults; A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3-approved for adults only; A4-separate classification (!!iven to films not morally offensive which, however, require some analr;is and explanation); O-morally offenSive.

"Class" (Orion) A woman in her mid-30s (Jacqueline Bisset) has an affair with a teen-age boy (Andrew McCarthy), a stu­ dent at a private academy. Later, to their mutual shock, they dis­ cover that she is the mother of his roommate and best friend (Rob Lowe). This ill-considered effort can't make up its mind whether it's supposed to be a romantic comedy, slapstick or serious drama. The two boys fight it out after the woman's son has discovered the truth, the old macho brawl-and-make-up device. The lasting impression then is of adolescent wlgarity and the sensationalism of graphic sex. 0, R "The Grey Fox"· (VA Clas· sics) Bill Miner (Richard Farns­ worth) is a courtly stagecoach robber who after 30 years in prison, is released around the turn of the century into a world in which h.is craft has fallen vic­ tim to progress. He is at a loss for a time, but then switches to train robbery. His first attempt fails, however, and he heads for Canada. There he recruits a one· man gang - an affable and will­ ing, if none-too-bright logger (Wayne Robson) - and tries again with far better results. Afterwards, whilt: lying low for a while, in a small Canadian town, he meets Kate Flynn (Jackie Burroughs), a feminist and professional photographer. This leisurely, beautifully photo­ graphed Canadian film is ex­ tremely well acted but the char­ acters are not developed well enough to compensate for the lack of dramatic excitement. Then, too, it's hard to empa­ thize with a man who points a large gun at innocent people and whose profession endangers the lives of those involved with him. Because of its fuzzy morality, the picture is rated A3, PG.. "Zelig" (Orion - Warners) Woody Allen has fun with the Amercian obsession with celeb­ rity in this little comedy about an obscure clerk in the '20s, Zelig, who wants so desperately to be liked and to fit in that he develops a malady transforming him physically and mentally into a person quite like whomever he happens to be with. Once his bizarre capability becomes

known, Zelig, the Chameleon Man, acquires fame. Under the care. of a sympathetic psychia­ trist, Dr. Eudora Fletcher (Mia Farrow), Zelig is cured, but just as -he anticipates normal life married to Eudora, public adu­ lation turns to hostility. A mild­ ly amusing comedy, the film's best features are its originality and pseudo-documentary style in which the splendid camera work of Gordon Willis faultless­ ly weaves the Zelig saga into actual historical footage. A2, PG Films on TV Tuesday, Aug. 2, 9 p.m. (CBS) ''The Promise" (1979) ­ Kathleen Quinlan and Stephen Collins play lovers separated by the machinations of the young man's mother (Beatrice Straight). A near-fatal car crash figures in the plot. The woman's face is re­ constructed so that she looks like a different person. Sent,i­ mental and overwrought. A3, PG Religious Broadcasting - TV Sunday, July 31, 10:30 a.m., WLNE, Channel 6, Diocesan Television MaSs. "Confluence," 8 a.m. each Sunday on Channel 6, is a panel program mooerated by Truman Taylor and having as permanent participants Father Peter N. Gra­ ziano, diocesan director of SOCial services; Right Rev.· George· Hunt, Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island; and Rabbi Baruch Korff. This weeks topic: Divorce 1983. "The Glory of God," with Father John Bertolucci, 7:30 a.m. each Sunday, Channel 27. "MarySon," a family puppet show with moral and spiritual perspective 6 p.m. each Thurs­ day, Fall River and New Bed: ford cable channel 13. "Spirit and the Bride," a talk show with William Larkin, 6 p.m: each Monday, cable chan­ ne135. Sunday, July 31, (ABC) ­ "Directions" Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia and his work among In­ dians in southern Mexico. Sunday, July 31, (CBS) - "For Our Times" Influence of Christianity on religion in Ni­ geria. On Radio Charismatic programs are heard from Monday through Fri­ day on station WICE 1210 AM; Father John Randall, 9 to 10 a.m. and 11 to 12 p.m.; Father Edward McDonough, 8:15 a.m.; Father Real Bourque, 8:45 a.m. Father McDonough is also on WMYD from 1:30 to 2 p.m. each Sunday. Sunday, July 31, (NBC) "Guideline" Jesuit Father Joseph Fitzmyer talks about reading the Bible for a richer, fuller spiritual life.

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GRACE, WESTPORT . - - - - - - - - - - -......------------i--asked to call ,the r·ectory. departure to assume the post The annual parish picnic will Carmelite Father Theodore of director of clinical pastoral be held at St. Vincent de Paul Centala will speak at weekend education at Our Lady of the PUBLICI" CHAIRMEN Camp, Westport, beginning at \ ST. MARY, NB - Masses on behalf of his com- Lake Regional Medical Center, are asked to submit news items for this noon Sunday. Baton Rouge, La. Those attending St. Mary's munity's missions. column to' The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall The' summer basketball are asked to make certa.inl they River, 02722. Name of city or town should ba Included as well as fUll dates of all league will play from 6 to 10 to­ .are. registered in the parish for 'WIDOWEID SUPPORT, NB activities. please send news of future rather CATHEDRAL, FR night in the parish center. their own benefi;t inif:he many Widowed persons will meet at than past events. Note: We do not carry The Am~rican Wind Sym­ situations when evidence of 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, for news of fundralslng activities such as bingos, whlsts, dances, suppers and bazaars. phony Orchestra, visiting Fall membership 'is needed. I' . an evening of caring and shar­ We are. happy to carry notices of spiritual Eucharistic ministers, lectors ing. Information: 988-3269; River for several riverfront con­ pro~rams, club meetings youth proiects and certs, will be heard before and alld altar boys areaske:d to 995-6649. similar nonprofit activities. Fundrafslng pro­ Jects may be advertised at our regular rates, during 11:30 a.m. Mass Sunday. make cel"tain to arrange fori sub­ obtainable from The Anchor business office, CHICAGO (NC) - Cardinal ST. RITA, MARION stitutes in the case of theiT ab­ Sunday, Aug. 14, a parish telephone 675·7151. .A mission collection at wee/i:-/ Holy Year procession will be Joseph Bernardin of Chicago On Steering Points Items FR Indicates sence on vacation or for any Fall River, NB Indicates New Bedford. end Masses will benefit the held, beginning at 4 p:m. at the has warned that the recent Bob other reason. Missionary Servants of the Most 'South Main Place bell tower. ST. MARY, SEEKONK HOLY NAME, FR :8lessed Trinity. Participants will attend 5 p.m. Jones University' decision by the Bible school for four and five­ Parents ate ,aske'd to ,pick up U.S. Supreme Court could lead ,Mass. A band concert and other year-olds will reopen in Sep­ new school uniforms between ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL, FR entertainment will follow in the to "totalitarianism at its worst" tember. Information: 399-8762. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at HeaIth care protessionals are ,f schoolyard. by "coercing consciences in the Babysitting' continues during Hie school.' invited to attend a tumor board I the summer at 10 a.m. Mass each conference on bone disorders at name of enforcing public policy." . Altar boy schedules are ayail­ ST. STANIS~AUS, FR Sunday, ' able in' the sacristy. Boys 9 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Clem­ . He lauded the immediate effect Life iil the Spirit seminar: years old .01" who have com­ for Christian Registration ellce Hall. Information: 674­ of the court's decision-denying CCD center, 8:30.a.m. to 5 p.m., pleted third grade are eli~ible 5?41.. Living classes will take place Saturday, Aug. 27; 8:30a.m. to for altar service. Those inter­ ·,the first ,two weekends in Aug­ tax exemption to racially dis­ S'Il'. LOUIS de FRANCE, 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Infor­ ust in the lower chapel follow­ criminatory institutions - but ested may call Father Richard SWANSEA mation: Al Lamarre, 401-726­ ing 4:30 p.m. Mass Saturday and Degagne, 679-6732. I said he and other religious Parishioners are ur~ed to re­ 3053. ' 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday. Lectors are needed for week­ ,leaders have "mixed feelings" cite a Holy Year prayer recent­ Life in the Spirit seminar end Masses. Volunteers may ly mailed to all. ST. ANNE, FR about the ruling because of the participants will hold 'fellow­ call William Renaud, 674-4437, . Those wishing to use the par­ ship from noon to 5 ,p.m. Sun­ possible implications of the s~r. MICHAEL, SWANSEA ish bus for parish activHies or the rectory. The second collection at A children's Bible school for day at Santos Family Farm, reasoning behind it. should fill out an application weekend Masses will be~fi!t an ages will be held from 9:30 Willow Ave., Little Compton. form at the rectory well in ad­ missions served by Father IEd­ a.m. to nooll Aug. 22 to 26 under Information: 635-8998. vance of the event. . No 'healing services .will be mundo A. Surban, who :will direction of Sister Theresa Sparrow, RSM. Volunteer aides NOTRE DAME, FR held at St. Anne's Shrine this speak at all liturgies. arl~ asked to notify ,the rectory. Sunday nor on the Sundays of ST. JOHN OF GOD. A monthly, Mass for departed Youth Group members will parishioners will ,be t>ffered at August. Novena services honor­ NEW YORK (NC) - Poland SOMERSE'f ' participate ina trip ,to Nor-­ 9 a.m. tomorrow at Notre Dame ing St. Anne will, however, be released special coins bearing A pra.yer meeting and sO,cial mandy Farms Campground to­ held. Guided tours are held mausoleum. the image of Pope John Paul II daily. from 1 to 4 p.m. during hour w111 follow 7 p.m. Mass day through Sunday. "The annual parish picnic is \ July and August,beginning Thursday. as part of the pontiff's trip to . CCD teachers are needed for IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, ,planned for Sunday, Aug. 21, at near the shrine confessionals. his homeland. Issued by the Na­ St. Vincent de Paul Camp, TAUNTON the coming year, including .a tional Bank of Poland, the gold Parishioners' are reminded to Westport. BLUE ARMY' teacher of Old "Testament for a A Mass and holy hour honor­ sixth grade group meeting I at pray for the sick at home and and silver coins are believed to in hospitals as well as for all O.L. ANGELS, FR ing Our Lady of Fatima will 3:15 p.m. each Saturday. Infor­ . be the first of any modern East­ take place at 7 ,p.m. Friday, mation: rectory,- 678-5513, I or with problems. CCD teachers and aides are ern European country to bear a .Aug. 5,at Our Lady of Fatima CCD coordinator Agnes Bar­ needed for Saturday and 'Sun­ .s'.r. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, NB Church, New Bedford. mornings, beginning in religious symbol and the first boza, 673-4767. . . '\ . ,]~he annual parish picnic will day September. Volunteers may con­ of any major country to bear take place beginning at noon O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE BL. SACRAMENT, FR tact the rectory. Also needed the image of a living person Sunday at Our Lady of the Congratulations are ex,tend­ Gratitude is expressed ,to con­ ed to Sister Mary Fallon, mark­ 'tributors to a collection ~or Lake Camp, East Freetown. A are lectors for weekend Masses. other than a nation's head of A planning meeting for the state. They also are believed to ing her 25th anniversary' as a Franciscan missions conducted frel~ bus will leave ,the parish Sister of Charity of St. Eliza­ parking lot at noon, returning parish patronal feast will be under auspices of the Mission­ be the first to bear a crucifix. held at 7 p.m. Monday. beth. at Ii p.m. ary Cooperative Plan. \

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She came to us a year ago last April-she came, like many of our kids, at night because she was on the street and hung'ry. When we went to where she ., was, Grace was sitting in a corner, suspicious and fearful. She remained silent when I aSked her the couple of questions we always ask: How old are you? Where are you from? Do you need aplace to stay? Are you hungry? Shp. nodded yes. She let herself be led, reluctantly, upstairs to her new room-we-gave her a shower, some clean clothes, and last, but not least, a warm meal. . She stayed a month, and to the delight of all of us, seem­ ed to like it here. Grace grew with adolescent leaps and bounds: the start of a job, a high school equivalency program, the beginning of some love-giving and getting. She also fell back periodically: into her sadness, lying about where she got her money, her habit of bright, brittle laughter, wanting to go back to Joey who beat her up all the time. There were many confrontations, meetings, and conferences about Grace during that spring. What did she" really want? What was the best thing for her? What should she do next? One afternoon, I walked into the lounge and saw Grace lying rigidly on the couch cuddling her teddy bear. She said that she was leaving because no one cared about her ex­ C!lpt her teddy bear. She said these things smiling her ever­ present, glass-hard smile, and when I grinned back at her (thinking she was into her usual playful pouting), Grace Father Bruce Ritter, OFM Conv., Is the founder and President of Covenant House/UNDER 21, which operates crisis centers for homeless and runaway youth.

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started cry, and screamed: "Stop making fun of me. This is the only thing I care about. You don't care. Leave me alone. I'm leaving.. " She didn't. She stayed for another two weeks b:efore, filllld with a bitterness she could not under­ ~tand aid spewing curses, she walked out. , I ._ .

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I see G1race from time to time. The most recent was last week on the street with afriend. She told me of her guy and the Fifthl Avenue apartment where she was living; of another Qoyfriend with a motorcycle whom she was on her way to visit now. He's the one who wouldn't come to see her a few mOnths back when she committed herself to a psychiat~ic hospital for depression. (It's better than over­ dosing, she said, like when I was 14 in New Jersey). She seemed tb want me to approve, knowing I wouldn't, yet wanting ~omething'-mi!ybe the same things we gave h'er a year agp, whatever they were. And then her bright empty smile and the winking out of a little more hope in a face now older and just a little bit harder.

GrOWing up is the hardesUhing any of us ever does. For the Graces of this world it's desperately hard. Judging from a merely human viewpoint, I guess Grace is not going to make it. I guess that's why the Lord said "Judge not." I'm overwhelmingly and relievedly glad to let Him do the judg-. ing. Pray for Grace and all of our other kids. Pray for us. Help us if you can. -~------------~---------, Here's my contribution to continue offering kids like Grace the chance to grow up. I've enclosed: $_ _ please print:

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finanCial saCrifices that others, like yourself, make. She . left, to be!free, when it started to cost her too much: we wanted h~r to change. She wouldn't, couldn't maybe. Maybe just didn't want to.

COVENANT HOUSE Father Bruce Ritter P.O. Box 2121

Times Square Station

New York, NY 10108

Because the street is NO PLACE FOR A CHILD

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