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MOTHER ASCENSION, left, former provincial superior of the Dominicans of the Presentation, and Sister Joanna Fernandes, present superior, stand beside a portrait of their foundress, Blessed Marie Poussepin, at Sunday"s tricentennial celebration; at rnght, Father Francis Brocato, OP, conducts an asperges ceremony at the beginning of the anniversary Mass. (McGowan photos)

Presentation Dominicans celebrate 300 years By Pllt McGowlln

Anchor Staff Last Sunday was an. unforgettable day for the Dominican Sisters of Charity of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin. Three hundred years ago their congregation

was founded in France and last Sunday the tricentennial was celebrated at the community'S beautiful United States provincial house in Dighton. Under picture-postcard skies, joyous Sisters received hundreds



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Boston archdiocesE~ gets two more auxiliaries WASHINGTON (CNS)- Pope John Paul II has named two new auxiliary bishops for the Boston Archdiocese. They are Msgr. Francis Xavier Irwin, 62, a Boston archdiocesan priest with extensive experience in social work, and Salesian Father Emilio Allut, 61, whQ w:as born

and raised in Sp:ain but joined the U.S. Salesians when he came to America in 1956. Archbishop Agostino CacciavilIan. papal pro-nuncio to the United States, announced the appointments in Washington. Turn to Page 13

of guests who gathered in the community chapel for a standingroom-only Mass and later for an afternoon prayer service. The gatherings bookended a day that included strolls on the provincial house grounds, tours of the house itself and a luncheon served under white canvas canopies erected on the spacious property. At the Mass, at which Dominican Father Francis Brocato of Providence College was principal celebrant and Father Roger McMullen of Somerset and Montfort Father Raymond Graham of Eastport, NY, were concelebrants, Father Brocato recalled turbulent years before, during and after the French Revolution. In those years, the Presentation community, founded in 1696 by Blessed Marie Poussepin, came near to dissolution as its members were scattered and harassed by the revolutionaries. By 1809, however, the Sisters had managed to regroup, increasing their numbers to the extent that Mother St. Pierre, known as the "second foundress" of the community, who was its superior from 1843 to 1858, was able to open 75 convents and initiate several new ministries. Today, 3,300 Dominicans of the Presentation are serving in 34 nations, coming to the Fall River diocese in 1905. Blessed Marie was beatified Nov. 20, 1994, by Pope John Paul II. She, said Father Brocato, shared the vision of discipleship held by St. Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers, and S1. Catherine of

Siena, a member of the Third Order of S1. Dominic and a mystic, who was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1970. The only other woman Doctor is St. Teresa of Avila, also named in 1970. Father Brocato added that the philosophy of the Presentation Dominicans is characterized by its recognition that the collective wisdom of both past and present is needed to guide plans for the future. He challenged the Sisters to "cast nets into the world and seek every opportunity to bring the kingdom of God into that world." Among those present at Sunday's Mass were representatives of many other communities of Sisters in the Fall River diocese. Also there was John Srygley, the Baltimore architect who designed the beautiful provincial house chapel that replaces one destroyed Oct. II, 1983, in a catastrophic gas explosion that took the life of Sister Marie Therese Pelletier, a 76year-old Fall River native, and seriously injured Sister Vimala Vadakumpadan, then 28, a native of India. Sister Vimala hovered near death for weeks but, now recovered, she left last Monday for India, where she will head a newly formed viceprovince of the Presentation Dominicans. As of last December, when the vice-province was established, it 'had 60 professed Sisters and nine novices working in eight communities in four Indian states. In the United States province Tum to Page 13



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I1:==========:1I Mrs. Ruth Graziano

Very Rev. Peter N. Graziano, pastor of SL Mark's parish, Attleboro FaDs. was principal celebrant at the July 31 Mass of Christian Burial for his mother, Mrs. Ruth O. (O'Neil) Graziano, 86, who died July 27. Bishop Sean O'MaI-: ley, OFM Cap., presided at the Mass and Fathers Paul Sullivan and Albert Kenney were principal concelebrants. Many priests of the FaIIlliver diocese were aIsoconc:elebrants. A resident of Winthrop for over 56 years, Mrs. Graziano was a native of Ashland and the daughter of the late Mary B. (Powers)


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and Valentine M. O'Neil. She grew up in Medford where she was a member of the first graduating class of St. Oement High School. Later she moved to East Boston, and then to Winthrop. During her working years she was a security officer at the Jordan Marsh Co. of Boston. . A member of St. John the Evangelist parish, Winthrop, where her funeral Mass was offered. she was a volunteer tutor and a library assistant at the parish school and was also active in Winthrop Catho-lie Women's Oub. Mrs. Graziano is survived by her husband, William P. Graziano. by her son and by a daughter, Sister Mary Louise Graziano, SND~ principal of St.. Joseph's School, Wakefield; also by three sisters, Glenn Cardinal of Medford, V A; Virginia A. Howard of Winthrop; and Geraldine ,A. Mack of Melrose; and many nieces and nephews.

July 28. 1996

My dear Friends in Christ. In his words to the United Nations General Assembly last fall. our Holy Father Pope John Paull! said. ·lDve of Christ does not distract us from others, but rather invites us to responsibility for them, to the exdusion of no one and indeed, if anything, witt:' a special concern for the weak~ and the suffering.· This message of dignity, hope. and love for others underscores the annual Peter's Pence Collection for the spiritual and charitable Works of our Holy Father. This year's theme. ·Proclaim the lDve of Christ.• challenges us, as Catholics, to put the words of our Holy Father into action as a faith community: Through your generosity, Pope John Paull! is able, on behalf of the Church, to reach out to those who suffer as a result of war, oppression and natural disasters. By participating in this special appeal. wejoin our Holy Father in proclaiming the love of Christ throughout the world. The Olympic Games in Atlanta remind us that we are one large family rich in our diversity, united in our hopes and dreams, but also in our challenges and sufferings. This collection expresses the Church's solidarity in addressing the urgent needs of the people of the world. I wOl:Jld ask that you give generously to this year's Peter's Pence Collection on the weekend of August 3-4. 1996; and, in doing so, bring the love of Christ to those in greatest need.


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Catholic Action League condemns State Senate vote on abortion funding The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts condemned the vote of the Massachusetts State Senate to repeal a 17-year-old ban restricting the use of public funds for abortion. Last Tuesday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted 95 to 62 to include abortion as part of health insurance coverage for state, county, and municipal employees in Massachusetts. The Senate concurred earlier this week by a vote of 26 to 13. Governor William Weld has indicated he will sign the bill into law. The Catholic Action League

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called the step "a shameful vote, which compels unwilling taxpayers to subsidize abortion." Catholic Action League Executive Director c.J. Doyle stated: "The Massachusetts Legislature has decided that when it comes to abortion, there will be no freedom of choice for the taxpayers. The Legislature has displayed an appalling disregard for the moral sensibilities and religious convictions of Catholic and other pro-life citizens of the Commonwealth. Coercing Catholics into paying for an immoral procedure which they know entails the destruction of

innocent human life is II shocking violation of conscien,:e, which undermines religious freedom. It is also a telling eXaml)le of the hypocrisy of those who claim that abortion is a private matter, between a woman and hl:r doctor, yet are willing to use the authority of the law to force civil society to contribute to it."

The bill will overturn the 1979 Doyle-Flynn law, spol1:sored by then State Representatives Charles R. Doyle and Raymond L. Flynn, and drafted by the late State Representative James J. Craven, which prohibited the use of tax dollars for abortion, except to save the life of the m.other. In the 1981 decision, Moe v'. Hanley, . .- - - - - - - - - -.... the Massachusetts Suprc:me Judicial Court excluded Medicaid abortions from the provisions of A reception for Bishop Sean the act. P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., will be held on Cape Cod to benefit Diocesan Charities on August declar~ltion 13 at the Tara Cape Codder Hotel, Hyannis, from 7 to 9:30 WASHINGTON (CNS) - The U.S. Lutheran-Roman Catholic p.m. Coordinating Committee has exPlans for the gala event, sponpressed strong support for a comsored annuaIly by the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, mon statement by the Catholic Church and the churches of the include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with live music and Lutheran World Federation on dancing. Bishop 0' MaIley is justification by faith. Among the looking forward to greeting a world's Lutheran churches, "there large gathering of d'iocesan has been very widespread affirmafamilies as weIl as Cape Cod tion that we should go forward summer residents. For more with this process," said Lutheran information, please contact your ecumenist Michael Root. director pastor. of the Institute for Ecumenical Research in 'Strasbourg, France.

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(508) 678-5571 FATHER DAVID COSTA addresses candidates at the recently completed Christian Leadership I nstitute, held at Cathedral Camp, East Freetown. Sixty-seven teenagers, representing 36 parishes and three Catholic high schools from the Fall River diocese attended. (Anchor/ Jolivet photo)

67 ditJcesa.n teens experience eighth annual Christian Leadership Institute By Dave Jolivet Anchor Staff Sixty-seven teenagers from the Fal1 River diocese recently gathered at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown to experience a wc:ck of workshops, lectures, discussions, planning sessions, prayer, fun and relaxation. The event was the eighth annual Christian Leadership Institute (CLl) in the diocese. The youth, representing 36 parishes and three Catholic high schools in the diocese, spent six days and five nights together under the guidance of Father David Costa, diocesan director of Youth Services and a team of a dozen special1y trained adults. eLi is a leadership training event for high school age YOlJth. Its goals are: 1) To foster th(: leadership potential of each young person; and 2) To heighten each young person's awareness of leadership responsibilities in a parish or high school setting and the larger community. This was the eighth time CLI has taken place in the Fal1 River diocese, and the fifth one with Father Costa as the facilitator. The first three were conducted by a team from Connecticut, who developed CLI. "This was a great week," said Father Costa. "The candi.dates were very creative and they blended with each other very

quickly. They were very enthusiastic and real1y got into everything we had to offer." CLI ministers to a new group of candidates each year, although this year, several "graduates" came back to give presentations. The days and nights were filled with activities for the candidates, amid the beautiful surroundings of Cathedral Camp. After arriving on Sunday afternoon and getting to know each other a bit, the team and candidates dove right into things with Workshop I on Sunday evening, entitled "Leadership Styles." For the next four days, the daily routine included a workshop in the morning, a small group discussion in the afternoon, and a "town meeting" in the evening. Sprinkled in the middle of al1 that was social time, free time, prayer time, meals and Mass. The other workshops were: II Communication Skills; lll- Group Dynamics; IV - Consensus Seeking; and V - Planning Skills. The small group sessions covered The Christian Leader and: prayer; decision making; community; discipleship; affirmation. On Friday, the candidates received a learning review of the week, evaluated their experience and gathered for a closing ritual. Candidates took some very valuable lessons and some great

memories back home with them. The following are some examples of comments made on the CLI evaluation forms completed by the candidates at the end of the week: - "This was honest and truly the best and most incredible week of my life - a wonderful experience - words can't describe it." - "I had a great time, I learned a lot about leadership and I made a lot of friends - the team was the greatest. " - "I also learned that God is the center of my life and if that is true then I can and will do anything." "This was my third year as a CLI team member, and I was particularly impressed with the choices of candidates made by pastors, youth ministers and campus ministers," said Bud Mil1er, coordinator of Youth Ministries. "The candidates were mature, cooperative and ready to learn leadership." The team was comprised of: Cathy Carpenter, Our Lady of Victory, Centervil1e; Jil1 Dy!, St. Louis de France, Swansea; Paula Ferullo, Our Lady of the Cape, Brewster; Hernando Herrera, diocesan seminarian and member of Youth Apostlc:s; Frank Lucca, St. Dominic, Swansea; Bud Miller, coordinator of Youth Services for the diocese; Father Mike Racine, Notre Dame, Fall River; Doug Rodrigues, campus minister at Bishop Stang High School, No. Dartmouth; Richard Rodrigues, Santo Christo, Fall River; Eleana Sardinha, St. Anthony of Padua, Fall River; and spiritual directors Joan Cuttle, St. Thomas More, Somerset, and Sister Marianna Sylvester, RSM, Our Lady of Assumption, New Bedford. Leona Braley and Sister Celine Teresa Rainville, SUSC, of the Office for Youth Ministry Services served as coordinators. . The success of the weekend was a very hopeful sign to Father Costa. "The teens were extremely positive about the parish experiences they've had already, and now they really want to get involved," he said. "We told them, this was not a vacation. Now they should take what they learned and use it. There are great possibilities and potentials for the youth of this diocese."

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The Commonwealth and the Common Good It was ajoy to read Sunday's Boston Globe editorial on New Bedford, especially since it is only rarely that anything, anyone or any place in Southeastern Massachusetts is notice~ by the Boston consortium. Last week's visit of Goveror Weld to polluted sites at Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod is a perfect example of this narrow mind-set. The towns of Bourne, Falmouth and Mashpee have been suffering for years from both state and federal abuse of the Cape's very fragile water system but never did Boston worry about it. But thi~ year Weld appeared on the scene to manifest a vague concern and of course seek campaign support. The New Bedford situation is similar. If the Wampanoag Indians had decided to build a casino in Quincy or some other Boston satellite area, tepees would already be firmly planted. The avoidance by the legislature of the casino issue and the oppositidn of the Attorney General indicate more concern with regional voting power than a stance against gambling. Another important matter ,has to do with extension of the Massachusetts Steamship Authority tO,a New Bedford location. As this state agency gobbles up more and more land for parking and the roads leading to ferries become more crowded, restoration of service to New Bedford becomes more and more logical. Not to the forces that control the Golden Dome, however. They have written off New Bedford Harbor, once the nation's largest fishing port; they have refused to act on the pollution issue of PCBs and they have given no real support to selection' of alocaldistrici as a national park. In the meantime, billions are being spent on Boston Harbor, the surroundin~ islands and the Charles· River. ' '. . A critical local iS,sue (or the triangular hubbf N.ew Bedford" Fall River and Taunton is expansi'onof the New Bedford; airport. Civic and business leaders of the area have endorsed such li project while sqme conservationists have opposed'the; ,Foncept,perhaps' because few of them are really.familiar with, the area in questi·on·.!·;' ,., '" .,.' r : ..... ,;:.. ,!~,;"" i . '~""B C". '-:\:\1,", ".:' ~ . However, airport expansion would add thousands'ofjobs to" an economically hard-hit area. It is strange that those who ,oppose casino gambling have. given lit·tle support'to suchposi~' 'tive undertakings as a renewed airport, 'a clean harbor and ferry and cargo service to the islands off Cape Cod. . Casino gambling is not even a bandaid for area problems and should be dismissed as unable to do anything' for the economic realities of southeastern Massachusetts. On the other hand, the many positive and creative alternatives'that have been proposed to restore vitality and a g'ood quality ofHfe to the region would result in a brighter and more secure future. As the Globe pointed out, when New Bedford comes up with a plan to restore its economy, somebody says no. To? often this "no" emanates from Beacon Hill and its in~house interests~ As the battle for recognition continues on the home front we should realize thatwe must name the.darkness. The people of Southeastern Massachusetts have for too long been ignored and maltreated by those in the legislature whose vision is narrow and biased. The State House must service all Massachusetts, not just the needs of Boston and the surrounding area. Our needs are many and our people are hardworking taxgayers. For every dollar they hand over to the' state, there should be a return so that they too may find jobs and security. The Editor


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"In a race, everyone rl;lns but only one person gets first prize. So run' your race. to win." 1 Cor 9:24

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. VATICAN".CITY (eNS) -=-:: co~mitt~e· : nopa;.v,thet~~twasama.iorstep ;Pope John Pllul'n 'krlows ihlitifi ~'san~ .s~r' ~for . th~ ,Y~~i~an:. a"" ~o~a!9-.evt;!~1!l1gislafi~!lJ,o~i\~5 :the modern moral arena, you can prop.osed ·cpn~entlo.n, qn b.lO~thl~s Issue.. ' .' • ., .. , '" . I ' .' • ;expect to win·af~w and lo~e a few: .• tha~ wO,uld ban production of hu"The embryo,is one of us," said He'must take special satisfac~ man elTlbryos for resear~hpur~ , the committee's presidenl;. As a tion, then, at a small string of suc- poses. The draft text, to be voted result, the document recommended 'cesses' in recent weeks on issues. on in September, was praised by a a ban on embryo production for close to his heart; abortion, pro- Vatican representative, who said it research or commercial and tection of embryos and marriage. incorporated some important safe- highlighted several other a.reas of Such gratification has not come guards of human dignity and concern, including the suppression frequently to the pontiff, a preacher identity. of "extra" implanted embryos in of moral absolutes. In a major Meanwhile, the Vatican and fertility treatment. Significantly, the European encyclical on Catholic teaching in other countries continued to lobby 1993, he acknowledged that the for even more ethical guarantees Parliament committee reje<:ted the church was fighting an uphill bat- as the text was tightened over the concept of "pre-embryo," which tIe on family and pro-life issues. summer. some researchers have applied to He referred to a "widely deThe draft convention was pub- an embryo less than 14 days old. Christianized culture" that sees . lished only a few days after the The Vatican has deplored the term the church as intolerant and in- pope had delivered yet another as an unscientific attempt to create transigent, and warned Catholics appeal to· stop the production of a moral loophole. that changing this mentality was human embryos and protect their Vatican and Italian church leadlegal rights. ers immediately said the doc:ument not going to be easy. FrQm his pulpit a~ the Vatican, Ther~ was. more satisfaction ~t opened the way to an eventual. the pope has continued to de- the. Vatlca~ In !uly, whe.n Italy s challenge of legalized abortion in ~ounce such trend.s as ga.y marna~lOnal blOethlcs c0n:tmlttee unItaly. If an embryo is legally recnage? embryo e.xpenmenta~lOn a~d veIled a document st~tlng that the ognized as a human being, they legaltzed abortion, prompting cnt- human embryo was Indeed a huasked how can the killing of a ics to portray him either as an man being, with basic rights. While fetus be allowed? "ayatollah" .eag7r to . t~ansform In mid-July, good news for the church teaching Into CIVIl law, or Vatican arrived from the other as a modern-day Don Quixote tiltside of the Atlantic Ocean when the U.S. House of Representatives ing in~ffectually at the windmills of SOCial progress. . overwhelmingly passed a bill aimed But if the' pope has been accusat preventing same-sex marriages. tomed to losing battles in the legisThe bill, which President Bill lative and civil sectors, this sumFor Faith Clinton pledged to sign, would for mer's news was more encouraging. the first time define marriage in God of power and mercy, federal law as the union of a man The first moral victory came only with your help can we and a woman. when the European Parliament, in a close vote, said member states offer you fitting service and The pope and other Vatican praise. May we live the officials have repeatedly warned cannot provide funds to organizations or developing countries that against civil recognition of gay use abortion and forced sterilizafaith we profess and trust "marriages," and recent Vatican your promise of eternal life. documents have insisted the tion in birth control programs. Grantthis through our Lord only real marriage is between a The document was doubly satJesus Christ, your Son, who man and a woman - a disti nction isfying to the Vatican because it lives and reigns with you that only a few years ago would grew out of the 1994 U.N. population conference in Cairo, where have been unnecessary. the Holy See had been accused of and the Holy Spirit, one The bill's lopsided approval interference because of its insisGod, for ever and ever. showed many other folks agree. At Amen. the Vatican, it went in the "win" tence on this and other points. In June, a European Parliament column.

IThis Sunday's Message


Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Romans 8:35,37-39

In our culture we do not value things that are offered free of charge. Yet in today's readings God invites us to receive lasting nourishment "without paying and without cost." As we listen to the proclamation of God's blessings through Jesus, let us sing in gratitude the refrain of our responsorial psalm: "The hand of the Lord feeds us;/ he answers all our needs." (Ps 145) In the Isaiah reading the prophet speaks for God in inviting the thirsting and impoverished Babylonian exiles to come to God to receive the gifts that will sustain their lives: water, grain, wine and milk. In a very practical way. the prophet reasons with them: "Why spend your money for what is not bread;/ your wages for what fails to satisfy?" The gift that God offers the exiles goes beyond mere material sustenance; our reading concludes with an invitation for the exiles to receive thefullness of life once promised to the dynasty of David. Come to me heedfully, listen, that you may have life. I will renew with you the everlasting covenant, the benefits assured to David. We have been reading Romans 8 for the past five Sundays; today's selection is the lyrical conclusion of that chapter in which Paul praises God for his allpowerful love manifested in Christ's death and resurrection. This act has so united us with Christ that nothing can separate us from him: neither sufferings for the sake of the gospel (trial, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger or the sword) nor the powers of the universe. Christ has triumphed over all of these, therefore Paul concludes that nothing "will be able to separate us from the love of God that comes to us in Christ Jesus, our Lord." In the episodes prec:eding Matthew's account of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, Jesus is continuing to experience rejection and hostility. His native town of Nazar(:th would not accept his wisdom and mighty deeds because they knew him as "the carpenter's son" (13:54-58). Also, he has just been informed of the death of John the Baptist at the hands of Herod (14: 1·12) which leads him to withdraw "to a deserted place by himself." Despite his own precarious situation, Jesus' heart is "moved with pity" w~en he sees the vast throng that has followed him on foot from the towns. The miracle of the loaves and fishes looks beyond a one-time feeding of a crowd in Galilee to the sustenance that Jesus will offer to the Church through au! the ages. This is evident in both the disciples' role and in Jesus' actions.


Matthew 14:]3-2] The disciples, like Church leaders in Matthew's time and 'our own, are aware of the crowd's need for food and so they suggest to Jesus" "This is a deserted place and it is already late. Dismiss the crowds so that they may go to the villages and buy some food for themselves." But Jesus does not want to disperse the people and therefore tells the disciples, "There is no need for them to disperse. Give them something to eat yourselves." Aware of their own paltry resources, the disciples reply, "We have nothing here but five loaves and a couple of fish." This is all Jesus needs to feed the crowd. Through his life-giving power the five loaves and two fish are transformed into superabundant sustenance for the crowd so that "The fragments which remained, when gathered up, filled twelve baskets." The verbs used, by Matthew in describing Jesus' actions would have had Eucharistic connotations for Matthew's church and they still do for us. He took the five loaves and two fish, looked up to heaven, blessed and broke them and gave the loaves to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the people. Only in and through Jesus' power are the disciples able to satisfy the needs of the crowd. When the Church attempts to fulfill its mission with only its own resources, it is powerless, like the disciples in today's gospel.

Daily Readings Aug. 5: Jer 29:1-17; Ps 119:29,43,7980,95,102; Mt 24:22-36 Aug. 6: Dn 7:9-10,13-14; Ps 97:1-2,5-6,9; 2 Pt 1:16-19; Mt 17:1-9 Aug. 7: Jer 31:1-7; (Ps) Jer 31:10-13; Mt 15:21-28 Aug. 8: Jer 31:31-34; Ps 51:12-15,18-19; Mt 16:13-23 Aug. 9: Na 2:1,3;3:1-3,6-7'; (Ps) Dt 32:3536,39,41; Mt 16:24-28 Aug. 10: 2 Cor 9:6-10; Ps 112:1-2,5-9; In 12:24-26 Aug. 11: Kgs 19:9a,11-13a; Ps 85:9-14; Rom 9: 1-5; Mt 14:22-33

bishops oppose giving homosexual unions status of marriage

WASHINGTON (CNS) - The U.S. Catholic bishops oppose any "attempts to grant the: legal status of marriage to a relationship between persons of the same sex," says a statement issued by the heads of two bishops' committees. "The institution of marriage, as the union' of one man and one woman, must be reserved, protected and promoted in both private and public realms," they said. Marriage, they added. "has a very important relationship to the continuation of the human race, to the total development of the human person and to the dignity, stability, peace and prosperity of the family and of society." Issuing the statement were Bishops Joseph L. Charron of Des Moines. Iowa. chairman of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Marriage and Family. and William S. Skylstad of Spokane. Wash .. chairman of the V.S. Catholic Conference Committee on Domestic Policy. The V.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill July 12 that would define marriage for federal purposes as a

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"legal union between one man and one woman." It was ~waiting consideration in the Senate when the bishops prepared their statement. Called the Defense of Marriage Act, the bill would bar partners in same-sex unions from receiving federal benefits that are available to spouses because of their marital status, such as spousal Social Security benefits. Prompting the proposed federal legislation were campaigns in several states to give same-sex unions the same legal status as marriages. and especially a case before the Hawaii Supreme Court asking it to strike down that state's law against same-sex marriages. The bill does not ban gay marriages or forbid states from permitting them, but it says states are not required to recognize samesex marriages performed in another state. The bishops' statement said that the "lifelong union between one man and one woman. joined as husband and wife in an intimate partnership of life and love ... was established by God with its own proper laws."

"Furthermore," they said, "we believe the natural institution of marriage has been blessed and elevated by Christ to the dignity of a sacrament." They said the legal status of marriage deserves protection and promotion by society and government "because the marital relationship offers benefits, unlike any other, to persons. to society and to the church." "The principled defense of marriage is an urgent necessity for the well-being of children an9 families and for the common good of society," they said. "Our opposition to 'same-sex marriage' is not an instance of unjust discrimination or animosity toward homosexual persons," they added. "In fact, the Catholic Church teachc:s emphatically that individuals and society must respect the basic human dignity of all persons. including those with a homosexual oreientation. Homosexual persons have a right to and deserve our respect, compassion, understanding and defense against bigotry, attacks and abuse."



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Changes deplored Dear Editor: . Your Mooring column'of June 14 reminded me of the old story of the three blind men who were asked to describe an elephant. One felt its massive leg, a second felt its trunk and the third grasped its tai\. Naturally all three had a completely different idea of what an elephant looked like. The same could be said for individual experiences ofthe pre-Vatican 2 Church and its aftermath. My description of it was one of a dynamic, well-instructed and completely spiritual entity to which it was a joy to belong. Apparently, from your description of the same Church, you felt a different part of the elephant. Then came Vatican 2. My New Jersey parish became a revolving door for a parade of young priests whom we never got the opportunity to know. Our nuns adopted mini-skirts and became whistle bait for passing truckers. In short, it was a disaster. . Fortunately, most of the laity of that era had a firm grounding in their faith and were able, confused as they were, to resist the pressure. It was the clergy who dropped the ball and who continue to appear unable or unwilling to maintain doctrinal orthodoxy. The laity today is largely uninstructed in our faith. How else can you explain the controversy over abortion? I don't know what goes on in other parishes. My Catholic friends from around the country indicate that it is a mixed bag with very little unanimity of liturgy or doctrine. In my own parish, for example, neither abortion nor the Ten Commandments, the foundation of our faith, are ever mentioned. We are assured that God loves us and will forgive anything. I grew up in an era when personal piety was the objective which you strove to achieve. Now the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction, and we are concerned primarily with social justice. Don't you think that the hierarchy, wit.h the help of the Holy Spirit, can possibly opt for some middle ground? Robert C. Rehm East Dennis

"The abortion president" Dear Editor: President Clinton has vetoed the legislation which would have banned partial-birth abortions. Congressional hearings revealed the medical facts to the president, but he chose to mercilessly ignore what is happening to helpless children.. The awful facts contradict Clinton's excuses for killing the legislation. Indeed, much more than legislation is being killed here. Dr. Martin Haskell of Ohio has admitted that he "routinely" uses the procedure for women who are 4Y2 to 5Y2 months pregnant. He has written that "it can be used in the third trimester," and. that, "in my particular case, probably 20% are for genetic reasons and the other 80% are purely elective." These facts did not soften Mr. Clinton's heart. Ithas beensaid in

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Congress that he "will go down in history as 'the abortion president.'" May God have mercy on us, if we as Catholics think that we can tielp to reelect this man, yet wash our hands of his betrayal of innocent blood. We must speak for these children, and help support organizations that work hard to help mothers in need. If we choose instead to be comfortably "prochoice," we place our eternil1 souls at risk. . Steven Massoud New Bedford

Personal privacy is being invaded. Witness the gossip stories that fill newspapers, even traditionally professional ones. Witness the way celebrities and candidates for public office maintain personnel files containing "confidential" memos about employees. And so on. As for how bad this turn to invading privacy has gotten, we have only to keep up with the latest news about the White House and the FBI files. It appears the White House requested background files from the FBI on some 400 men and women who worked in recent Republican administrations. Second, and equally bad, the FBI gave the files to the White House. How could that have happened? Why didn't the FBI at least ask if there was a legitimate reason for obtaining files on people who had already left government service? As for the White House, shame on the people there who flagrantly disregarded these former workers' Dear Editor: right to privacy. I thought you may be interested' That wasn't the only incident to blast out, for all to in publishing this poem. It was hear, how vicious we've become with our assumption written by my sister, then Joan that we have the right to know everything we can find Bancroft. She is a graduate of out about a person, regardless of the means. Every Holy Family High School Class of Catholic had to be appalled when the story broke 1953. She has gone through a, about investigators at an Oregon county jail flaserious illness, surgery and radiagrantly breaking the seal of sacramental confession. tion and I think this poem attests Here you had a suspect in the shooting deaths of to her faith. three teenagers, 20-year-old Conan Wayne Hale, THe Road To Emmaus asking for the sacrament of reconciliation. When by Joan Lanoue Father Timothy Mockaitis hea'rd the prisoner's conYou walked with me along fession, sadly he wasn't the only one listening. the way Investigators, without 'Father Mockaitis or Hale And by my side, You said knowing it, taped the suspect's confession. The Lane You'd stay. County district attorney, Doug Harcleroad, insisted . the taping was justified because Hale was a suspect in , I knew You not, nor a murder case, understood You loved me then and always would.

Faith through illness

Words of wisdom You shared with me, Words of love - tranquility.

liJf.'Ib.e B@tt@m I:mi!.ae By Antoinette Bosco There is no compromise on this, and though the people involved in the Oregon incident later extended apologies for what they did, their action affe:ts all of us who believe people and human dignity should be placed ahead of power. The invasion of privacy has become so rampant that in mid-June the U.S. Supreme Court re'ached a new decision upholding privacy rights in the psychiatric area, ruling that federal courts must allow psychotherapists and mental health professionals to refuse to disclose patients' records. Hanging a person's private psychiatric condition out for public view had apparently gotten out of hand in the justice system. Privacy is an important and basic human right. When privacy is taken away from us, we lose something of ourselves and our freedom. When any person or entity - be it th(: White House, the media, the courts or' neighbors -. erodes the inherent right we all have to our privacy, an evil occurs, and we are all the worse for this.

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Dear Mary: I am curious about your knowledge of God's view about sex. We were taught sex was good in marriage, but is there any place it says it's a neces"Give Him' your broken sity or how often we have to have sex to be right with dreams God? Your Father will make My husband and I know we really love each other whole but we've always had this real struggle with sex. We Lay your burden down practice rhythm, but still I got pregnant. And rest your weary sou\''' The idea of taking care of the children was no We stopped for food, I then problem, but it was clothing, feeding and giving well knew them a Catholic education, It got to the point of When You broke bread, satisfying our desires or thinking of the good of our Lord, it was You. children. At that point I was ready to give up sex and do You conquered death that I more romance as if we were engaged. I feel if we have might live, the hugs, kisses, "I love yous" and just working and On this journey, there is enjoying time together, making people close and much to give. feeling good, I feel we would be more satisfied. The road is long, the perils I feel we aren't doing a very good job between my great husband and me being satisfied on the sexual subWhen day is done, Emmaus ject. I really feel bad because when our children waits. decide to get married I have no concrete answers to Barbara Wright sexual satisfaction and still using common sense. Do . Fairhaven, MA you have any answers? - Minnesota N <> one can answer the first question you ask because there is no number, no cookbook answer, to your question. I believe you. have given your own good answer to the question when you say that you Editor's Note: The following letter is from John Burke, now retired strive for a balance between satisfaction and com: and living in Ireland, who for mon sense. That's what all of us do. , The obvious fact about sex in marriage is that two many years'during the episcopate people are involved, and their feelings will never be ,of the late Bishop James L. Connolly took care ofthe grounds and identical. Your description of a balance between building upkeep of the diocesan sexual love and commo.n sense is very good: affecchancery office and episcopal resi- tion, hugs and kisses, working together, enjoying dence as well as serving as a driver time together, feeling good about each other. Your spouse's description is not given, but it . for the bishop. would probably be different from yours. Hence the Dear good friends~ challenge. Just a line to all of you to say, Having different drives is normal. Do you always thanks for the pleasure I have feel hungry at the same time as your spouse? Or received over the years from the tired? Energetic? Happy? Sad? In marriage, spouses' Anchor. I was thinking the other constantly balance different drives and feelings. day that now I have reached the Do you talk openly with each other about sex? Gay Nineties, it is best to say this Often it is difficult because even longtime married to you while I am able. people have difficulty,being open and honest about I talked to Bishop Joseph Detheir sexual feelings. laney [Bishop of Fort Worth, TX, One spouse thinks: "I want to have sex, but I don't who is a Fall River native] a few want to say so. Maybe I'll be rejected. I hope he (she) nights ago and he was very pleased suggests the idea." , when I told him I was getting the The other spouse thinks: "I feel affectionate, but I Anchor all those years. So now to don't want to have sex just now. I hope he or she each one of you, thank you and holds me affectionately without sex." God Bless You. Dialogue can help. Many misunderstandings and John Burke feelings of rejection can be avoided by honestly and Newport, Co. Tipperary kindly expressing your desires. Expressing your sexIreland ' ual feelings openly and honestly is a kind of inti-

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I felt sick when I read this. If ever there ha.s been a sacred guarantee of privacy, it has been in tht: confessional. Canon law takes the seal of confession so seriously that if ever a priest were to violate it, he would be excommunicated.

ma'cy, part of the "being together" which you wisely realize is so important in married love. Continue to do what you so wisely wrote: balance satisfaction and common sense. God never recom-

With Dr. James & Mary Kenny mended how many times to have sex. God simply tells us to love each other. Even though you have problems and cannot find easy answers, when you and your spouse strive to balance satisfaction and common sense in a, loving way, you are living a loving relationship. Reader questions on family living and child care to be answered in print are invited. Address qu,~sfions: The Kennys, St. Joseph's College, 219 W. Harrison St., Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

Each day you liv4e By Ranza Deveraux From the bulletin of St. Mary's parish, North Attlebo,'o

Each day you live be grateful you are alive another day. Take time to gatherflowers in abimda.n.ce to give away. Give the flowers to the liVing we were taught long ago. Speak while they can hear you, !f you love them tell them so. Seek no man out to slander or to ridicule his name. We all belong to Jesus and He loves each one the same. Do what you can for others, hear their distressful cry. God sees how we treat others, He knows when we pass them by. Never leave kind words unspoken, greet each one with a smile. Each day will grow brighter, each day more worthwhile.



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Q. Our Blessed Mother has a special place in my life, and I feel I have a ~ood kind of devotion to ber. My motber-in-Iaw has ~ven me this booklet witb prayer to tbe Flame of L01(e oftbe Immaculate Heart of Mary. . Sbe loves it, but tbe whole thin~ looks weird and superstitious to me. I','e never seen anytbin~ like it. Wbat do you know about tbis devotion! (Nortb Carolina) A. This devotion was widely promoted some years ago. It seems to be resurfacing for some reason, and your cautions are well-fo·unded. The cult derives from messages Our lady allegedly addressed to six Hungari'lIl children some years ago. Like a number of other spiritual phenomena whose followers get carried away by their enthusiasm, this one also falls victim to two serious dangers. It treads awfully close t,o outright superstition, and it confuses the relationship between Our Lady and Jesus. The booklet you s,ent is a classic example of • both. In his 1974 exhortation urging devotion to Mary, Pope Paul VI included .a warning against Marian devotions that "go beyond the bounds of sound doctrine or liturgy,'" or on the other hand "diminish her stature and role.'" As I'm sure you know, various specialized forms of prayer have held a legitimate place in Catholic spiritual life for centuries. Novenas are a good example. Nine days of prayer, ex.pressing one's faith and persevering trust in God's love, can be an excellent way of offering our petitions and thanksgiving. But we do not attribute anything miraculous or automatic to the number 9. The devotion that con,ccrns you goes well beyond that. We are told, for instance, that those who fast on bread and water on Mondays will free the soul of a priest from purgatory. Those who say three Hail Marys "mindful of my Immaculate Heart's flame of love, will free one soul from purgatory, and those who say one Hail Mary during November will free souls from the place of suffering." There's simply nothing in Catbolic tradition or doctrine to give basis or credence to this sort of spirituality.

Yet more serious is the tendency to compare the mercy and love of Jesus with that of Mary, with Jesus coming out the loser. Some may remember the strange fable that de-


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scril¥:s Mary using the rosary to lift Ithrough the back window of heaven those whom Jesus had rejected at the front door. O~ this, promoters of the Flame of Love mince no words. The so-called revelation inclludes the follow- . iog: "My children, my holy son's hand is prepared to strik~ down. It is difficult to hold him back. Help me! If you ask my flame oflove for help, together we can save the world." Anyone familiar with some of thl: prayers making the rounds today knows that the Flame of Love is not the only example of such langWlge. This sort of nonsense would be IUldicrous if it were not that some Catholics take it seriously. The errors, even heresies, in sucb thinking are obviously numerous lind complex. Suffice it to remember that, as sbe says in the Magnificat, Jesus is Mary's savior as be is ours. As God, be is tbe source and infinite eJ{emplar of whatever saving love sbe or any of tbe rest of us may have. To even imply that sbe outshines bim in mercy or compassion, that when we're in tmuble sbe will do for us what be will not, is no authentic way to bonor the mother of Christ. As Pope John Paul II noted several years ago when he announced tbe Marian Year, any genuine devQtion to Mary helps Christians to love Christ mo~ deeply and to make a "renewed commitment to following the will of God." Bizarre pious practices and aIlegc:d revelations like this are no belp toward that goal

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SISTER MARY Margaret: Funk looks on as the Dalai Lama addresses questions from the media during an interreligious meeting at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Trappist, Ky., July 22. The high priest of Lamaism was participating in a dialogue there between spiritual leaders from the East and West. (CNS/ Reuters photo) ,

Harmony among religions, says Dalai Lama

Former hostage was witness offorgiveIrleSS HILLSIDE, Ill. (CNS) - Servite Father Lawrence Martin Jenco, who turned' his captivity by Muslim extremists in the 1980s into a living witness of forgiveness, died of cancer July 19 at St. Domitilla Priory in Hillside. He was 61 years old. He was buried July 25 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside following a funeral Mass at St. Domitilla parish, where he was an associate pastor since 1994. Father Jenco was diagnosed with . pancreatic and lung cancer in January. A priest since 1959, he was thrust' into the international news spotlight Jan. 8, 1985, when he was abducted by eight armed men in a residential section of West Beirut, Lebanon. At the time he was director of Catholic Relief Services in Beirut. Held hostage for 564 days, he was released July 26, 1986. In public speeches in the years that followed he always fpcused on a simple but moving theme: the necessity and the power of forgiveness. "The first step ... in the creation of a new world order may be learning to forgive and to seek forgiveness," he told a national gathering of Catholic social ministry workers last year. His 1995 book;"Bound to Forgive: The Pilgrimage to Reconciliation of a Beirut Hostage," recounted his long struggle to overcome anger and forgive his captors as he endured months of isolation, humiliation and fear of death . Born Nov. 27, 1934, in Joliet, Ill., Lawrence Martin Jenco made his first profession of vows in the Order of Servants of Mary in 1953. He was ordained March 30, 1959, after theology studies at the Pontifical Faculty "Marianum" in Rome. During a series of teaching and parish assignments in the 1960s he became active in social justice issues. After a term as prior of the Servite community in Berkeley, Calif., he was assigned in 1975 to the Servites' vicariate in Wanneroo, Australia, where he worked with the aborigines while preparing to go to India as a novice master. In India he also worked with

TRAPPIST, Ky. (CNS) - Dur- ings between people of different ing a visit to a Kentucky Trapptst faiths to exchange "deep spiritual abbey, the Dalai Lama, exiled experiences," and group pilgrimspiritual leader of Tibetan Bud- ages to holy places of various relidhists, said humanity is best served gious traditions where people can by harmony among the world's join in prayer or silent meditation. religions, and less conflict in the For instance, he said he has visited, "as a genuine pilgrim," Catholic name of religion. "I think (one religion) is unreal- shrines in Lourdes, France, and istic," the Dalai Lama said at a . Jerusalem. July 22 press conference at the The Dalai Lama also called for start of a July, 22-27 interreligious meetings of leaders of religious dialogue held at the Our Lady of faiths, such as the 1986 world day Gethsemani Abbey. Buddhists, of prayer for peace in Assisi,ltaly, Christian scholars. monks and nuns where he sat next to Pope John were gathering to discuss prayer PaulH, whose idea it was to have and contemplation. the prayer day. Just as having a variety of food Before the start of the six-day for the bqdy is healthier and more interreligious dialogue, the Dalai satisfying to people, so also is a Lama and Trappist Abbot Timothy variety of "food for the mind," he Kelly planted a tree outside the said. "I feel the variety of religions abbey walls and both offered a is much better." prayer and reflection. He advised maintaining religious The Dalai Lama called the tree a traditions, but also stressed the reminder of"our deep inner human importance of exchanging views . quality" and Abbot Kelly said it on such traditions with people of symbolized the diverse spiritual other religions to form an under- traditions that came together "as a standing of differences and com- sign of enduring respect 'and a monground. For example, he said, deeper sharing of our one sea.rch." compassion, love and forgiveness are among things common to all major religions. The Dalai Lama's visit to Gethsemani was part ofa U.S. tour of' Midwestern and Western states . and he said the gathering of religious representatives was a "fulfillment ofthe wishes" ofnow deceased Trappist monk, Father Thomas Merton. He met Father Merton in Thailand in 1968 for exchanges on Christianity and Buddhism and it was during this trip to Thailand that Father Merton died. The 61-year-old Dalai Lama, who lives in India, said harmony among religions is particularly needed today because of material developments in the world and divisions and conflicts among people, as in Bosnia and Africa. "It is quite clear that material development is very uselful for humanity," he said. But he acknowledged that material development alone would not solve all of society's problems and that religion had a special role to play. He said closer understanding SECOND LT. Rami Youssef, a Catholic, talks to a CNS among religions could come about reporter in Jerusalem about his decision to join the Israeli through dialogues among scholars Defense Forces. A small percentage of Christians forms part of exploring similarities and differthe mostly Jewish army. (CNS/ Sushman photo) ences among religious faiths, meet-

handicapped and mentally dis- the Servites' western provincial center in Buena Park, Calif. turbed children. He was given a series c,f pastoral He returned to the United States in 1977 and for the next four years and ministerial assignme nts on the was pastor of Our Lady of Belen West Coast which allclwed him time to write and take t:p numerparish in Belen, NM. In 1981 hejoined Catholic Relief ous invitations to speak. He was assigned to ~;t. DomiServices, the U.S. Catholic overseas aid agency. He worked in tilla parish in 1994 so ht: could be North Yemen and in Thailand closer to his family in Joliet. In an interview this sllring with before he was assigned to Lebanon the magazine U.S. Caltholic, he in 1984 as program director. . In frequent speeches about his said he did not want his hostage experiences in captivity, he was experience to become "the focal particularly fond of recalling an point of my history." incident 13 months after he was "My history is much more than taken hostage, in which one of his 564 days of being a hostage in captors, who had been particu- Lebanon.... No one ever asks me larly brutal to him in the early about my 33 years as a priest; no months, came up to him and asked one asks me about my experiences his forgiveness. in Lebanon or Thailand or India "It was then that I knew I was or with farmworkers in Califorgoing to be freed," Father Jenco nia," he said. Father Jenco is survived by two recounted. After his release from captivity .brothers, Richard and Joseph, and Father Jenco spent several months two sisters, Betty Blair 2.nd Susan recovering his health from the long . Franceschini. Joseph Jl:nco lives ordeal. In 1987 he was assigned to in Florida, the other in .Joliet.



FATHER LAWRENCE Martin Jenco died in Hillside, Ill., July 19, at age 61. He is seen here at a social ministry conference in Washington in 1995. The Servite priest became known worldwide after his release by Islamic extremists who hel~ him in captivity for 19 months in the mid-1980s. (eNS file photo)

Moldovan leader calls j~or religious education clas~~es CHISINAU, Moldova (CNS) Religious belief was highest - The president of Moldova has among ethnic Romanians and called for the reintroduction of lowest among Russians brought to religion in school as a means of the country under Soviet rule. halting "moral decline" and inculThe Catholic Church, which cating "traditional values" in the came under the jurisdiction of the ex-Soviet republic. Latvian bishop of Riga, during Ina statement to the l04-member . Soviet rule, ClIrrently h~IS about parliament, President Mircea Sne- 25,000 members and has regained gur said he had become increas- several churches in Moldova since ingly alarmed at the "worsening the end of communist rult:. Eight priests from Romania and moral climate" in Moldovan society and was convinced of the "neces- Poland are currently working in sity to bring up the maturing genera- the republic's nine Cath,)lic partion in the spirit of traditional ishes under a Romanian 21postolic administrator, Father Ant,)n Kosa, Moldovan moral values." However, he added that the rein- appointed in 1992. troduction of religious classes Although religious teaching has would have to be voluntary and remained officially bannled since would require parental agreement the end of Soviet rule in 1991, sevand a "personal choice ofteaching eral Orthodox priests have given programs." "ethical and moral science" classes Snegur said the content of reli- at state schools. The ex-Soviet republic ,)f Georgious education programs would be determined by the Education gia has required all school pupils Ministry, in consultation with Orth- to attend religion c1asst:s since odox church leaders. September 1994, and Lit:luania's Ethnic Romanians make up two- parliament voted in June to mainthirds of the 4.4 million popula- tain an obligatory choice of relition of Moldova, which was formed gion or ethics. In Latvia, church represmtatives after the 1940 Soviet annexation of Romania's northern Bessarabia can provide religion classes at parprovince. Russiansand Ukrainians .ental request after obtaining Education Ministry consent. make up 13 percent each.


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FATHER GUERRIC Heckel (left) and Brother Stanislaus Gumula examine a chicken on the farm of Our Lady of Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, S:C. Monks at the Trappist abbey produce garden compost made from hen manure and wood shavings. (CNS/ Barra photo)

Monks turn manure into moneymaker MONCKS COR.NER, S.c. (CNS) - Combine a centuries-old tradition of stewardship of the land with a little modern marketing strategy and what you get at Our Lady of Mepkin Abbey is a booming organic compost business called Earth Healer. The Earth Healer products for the Trappist monks at Moncks corner grew out of egg sales at the abbey three years ago. Beginning with the sale of a few truckloads of compost. the busines:. has become a sought-after specialty fertilizer sideline, with products available in garden and gift shop:. along coastal South Carolina. The blend of manure from laying hens and kiln-dril:d white pine shavings helps replenish natural soil microorganisms, according to the monks at the abbl~Y. The compost is sold in three forms, including a "tea," which delivers nutrients to plants in a ready-to-use soluble form. "Compost tea is a new concept in this country, wheras European countries have used manure teas for years," said Father Guerric Heckel, the abbey's horticultural expert. "We are in the process of educating low-country gardeners about the benefits of compost tea." Before it is bagged by the monks at the abbey, the compost has been through a 20-week process that includes gathering. mixing with pine shavings, regular turning and monitoring of its tc:mperature, which rises naturally to between 130 and 150 degrees. T-shirts and tote bags bearing the popular and award-winning Earth Healer logo also are sold at the abbey and shops within a 50mile radius. Using earth tones, the logo depicts a monk tilling the

soil against a background of a rising sun. Blossoms, stems and leaves surround the image. The logo designed by Father Heckel's sister, Lin~a Cotter, of Chesapeake. Va., won the 1996 Gold Addy Award of the Advertising Federation of Cl1arleston and has been ehtered in competition for regional and national awards. Broch ures for the prod ucts summarize the Benedictine tradition of prayer, hard work and care for the earth. "By the time of the Cistercian reform in the 12th century, monks were established as conscientious stewards of the land and its resources," explained Father Heckel. "The name Earth Healer puts us into broader ecological concepts." Father Heckel's thriving garden of herbs and flowers attests to the

successful use of the compost. He offers visitors tastes and smells of his plants - common garden herbs like parsley and rosemary, and medicinal or old-fashioned plants including cinnamon, basil, feverfew,lemon balm and edible flowers. But the real boost to the compost business came from an item in the Pastimes section of The New York Times in May. Columnist Anne Raver called chicken manure "poultry gold," and mentioned the abbey as one source of the compost. "This small paragraph in her good-sized column has spawned all kinds of interest in Earth Healer," said Brother Stanislaus Gumula, the abbey's business manager. "It costs more to ship the products than to purchase them, but people have been happy to pay the shipping costs."






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I REV. EDMUND J. Fitzgerald, executive director of Diocesan Health Facilities, cuts a ribbon to mark the opening of the Alzheimer's disease transitional care unit at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. Also, from left to right are: Sister Sean Connolly, Catholic Memorial H~me administrator; Karen Rose, RN, nurse manager on the transitional care unit; John Rogers, LSW, Considine Unit social wor~er; and Lisa C.adime, BSN, Considine U~it nurse manager.

Catholic Memorial Home expands Alzheimer's unit Catholic Memorial Home's Alz- while still exhibiting the same anxThe unit is secured by alarnfs to heimer's disease special care unit, ieties and behaviors," said Rose. minimize the risk of a resident's the Considine Unit, has expanded To help staff provide better care wandering away from it and becomto include a transitional care unit for residents with the disease, and ing lost or路 disoriented in another serving an additional 51 individu- to extend the Considine Unit's philsection of the home. However, als with the disease. osophy of care to the new unit, all because it is co~pletely safe and The transitional unit, converted employees on the unit have comsecure, residents who pace to reduce from skilled long-term care, will pleted an intensive ed ucational pro- , agi~ation can walk freely through. create a continuum of care to meet gram offered by Karen Rose; Lisa out the unit. the specialized medical needs of Cadime, "B.S.N., nurse manager' New staff added residents in the mid to later stages. on the Considine Unit; Anne Marie Christina Tonelli-Staats, M.S. of Alzheimer's disease. The Con- Kelly, R.N., c., B.S.N., the Memo- ccq S LP, a speech/language pathsidine Unit provides care to indi- rial Home's director of staff devel- ologist, and Catherine Pires, viduals in the early to mid stages opment; and Aline Tetrault; R.N., P.T.A., a physical therapy assistso the nursing home can now serve c., M.A., in-service coordinator. ant, have joined the team of pro94 Individuals with early to late- All four nurses attended a "Train fessional rehabilitative therapists stage Alzheimer's. the Trainer" course offered by the at Catholic Memorial Home. A ribbon cutting and blessing Alzheimer's Association to become Ms. Torelli-Staats holds a bacheceremony conducted by Reverend certified trainers. lor's degree in communication from Edmund J. Fitzgerald, executive Each of the unit;s 47 staff Rhode Island College and a masdirector of Diocesan Health Facil- members received a total of eight ter's degree in speech-language pathities, marked the expansion. and one-half hours of training on ology from University of Rhode "The expanded unit is our con- topics such as learning the dis- Island. tribution to so many families in ease's stages and behaviors, comPreviously, she provided speech the community who'cared for their municating with Alzheimer's resi- therapy to home-bound patients loved ones at home as long as they dents, providing assistance with for the South Carolina Departcould and have now entrusted them the activities of daily living, and ment of Health. She also worked to care to your care," said Father understanding the role of family at St. Luke's Hospital, New BedFitzgerald. members. Therapeutic activities ford, as a staff speech pathologist. "Our staff on both the Consi- staff on the unit have also received Catherine Pires, P.T.A., is a dine and the transitional care units special training to provide activi- Fairhaven resident who earned her are extraordinary because they have ties suited to the residents' needs. associate's degree from Newbury volunteered to work with individThe unit was also renovated to College. Previously, she worked as uals with Alzheimer's disease. These resemble the Considine Unit so a physical therapy assistant at Fall staff members, along with all the residents would not become con- River Nursing Home, T AC Home staff in our home, have made it fused by a marked change in their Care in New Bedford and Southeir pe~onal mission to provide environment. Paint and wallp.aper theastern MA Work Hardening our residents with the highest colors from the Considine Unit and Physical Therapy Center, quality in a warm, homelike setwere carried into the new unit. Dartmouth. ting," said Sister Sean Connolly, O.Carm., administrator at Catholic Memorial Home. "Opening the entire third floor to Alzheimer's care creates a continuum of care not only for the residents, but for their families, too,;' Karen Rose, RN, nurse manager on the transitional unit, said. John Rogers, LSW, the Considine Unit's social worker, will I continue to provide social services and support to residents and families in the transitional unit. The Social Services department encourages families to remain involved in their loved one's care. ..As the disease progresses, residents with Alzheimer's disease CHRISTINA TONELLI-Staats (left) and Catherine Pires physically need more assistance or are the newest members of the rehabilitative team at Catholic have more involved medical issues Memorial Home, Fall River.

ALL SMILES! Our Lady'soHaven, Fairhaven, resident Helen Valladoa enjoyed warm sunshine and fun with, her family at the nursing home's eleventh annual Family Pic:nic. Pictured in the front row are Mrs. Valladoa and her daughter Mary Baskowski. Standing are Joe Baskowski, her son-in-law, and Constance Gaucher, her daughter.

GABRIELLA TAVARES, a technical education student at Martin Middle School, helps Emley Lincoln paint during a recent visit to Bethany House Adult Day Health Care in Taunton. The students donated wooden cut-outs and, along with their teacher Joe Prioli and assistant principal Sheila Reardon, visited their "older friends" for a morning of sanding, painting and friendship. Other students who vi.sited were: Stephen Quiet, Kristen Lynch, Stephanie Dorsey and Crystal Reynolds.

JILL MANSFIELD, CTRS, has joined the team of caregivers at Bethany House Adult Day Health Care, Taunton, as the director of therapeutic activities. As director, the Taunton resident creates programs and activities to meet each p;llrticipant's abilities and interests.

A tlanta struggles to resurrect Olympic spirit ATLANTA (CNS) - The city which has the phoenix as its unofficial symbol was fighting July 29 to resurrect a spirit of celebration and joy at the Centennial Olympic Games. When a bomb struck July 27 at Centennial Olympic Park, leaving two people dead and more than 100 injured, expressions of outrage and sorrow were mingled with determination and admiration for the grit of average citizens. Volunteers and spectators became Olympic heroes in their own right as they continued to pack venues by the thousands, undeterred by an intended message of terror. The pipe bomb, stuffed with nails, exploded at approximately I:30 a.m. near a stage where a free rock concert was in progress. Alice Stubbs Hawthorne, 44, of Albany, Ga., was killed. Mehlih Uzonyol, a Turkish television cameraman, died of a heart attack after running to the scene. The park is the ce:nterpiece of the city's Olympic hospitality, partially paved with bricks bearing the names of those who bought them to support the Games. It was expected to reopen July 30. Olympic flags were flown at half-staff at all venues throughout the weekend and c:ompetitions opened with a moment of silent prayer, but the Games continued. Duringa Mass celebrated in the Olympic Village July 28, Atlanta Archbishop John F" Donoghue told athletes and coaches that he hoped nothing would wipe out their experience of the city's gracious spirit. "None of us will ever forget the tragic bombing that Itook place a few days ago when two people died and many otht:rs were seriously injured," he said. "But 1 have never known anything to dampen this city's sense of hospitality, and 1do hope that everyone of you goes home with some memory of the kindncss and the enthusiasm which typify Atlanta and her citizens." Father Pat Bishop, a native Atlantan chosen to carry the Olympic torch, said the bombing stunned him beyond comprehension. "There are no words to describe my reaction," he said. "You can say you're disgusted, you're angry and you're saddencd, but none of those words really capture my feelings." He spoke before every Mass at the Church of the Transfiguration in Marietta during the July 27-28 weekend. "I told my parishioners that every time we go to Mass it is a celebration of God's love, and that we couldn't do that specifically today without remembering what happened. 1 also wanted to talk directly to the children·and let them know that I'm worried about the world they are inheriting." Father Edward Branch, campus minister at Atlanta University, said that Atlanta, in its quest to become an international city, has experienced a loss of innocence. "The threat of bombs, shootings, violence and crime increases when you become an international city," he said. "Security becomes a great concern for a reason. It is part of the package deal. The ~eal­ ity of the situation is that something like this can happen anywhere, and the person or persons responsible for such a tragic act can sometimes be found within the community. As a country and as a city we'll grow from this tragedy."

Father Branch did not believe that the event would dampen the spirits of visitors or residents. "I don't think it is going to negatively affect the Games," he said. "People will be mindful ofthe horror of the event, but the spirit of the Games will continue." Father John Adamski, pastor of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Atlanta, said he was "shocked and very sad" when violence ripped into the heart of the city's most popular Olympic site. "People were just having so much fun" in the park, he said, particularly in its fountain centerpiece, where hundreds of children played in pulsing water jets hours before the bombing. "I had been there the night before and there was such a good feeling in the park," Father Adamski said. "I'm not sure whether that memory (of the bomb) is going to stay or whether the positive experience of people is going to. be so much stronger.... Even the day afterward people wanted to go back to the park. If that spirit is out there, that bodes well." Despite the terrorist act, the normal contingent of Olympic volunteers appeared the next morning at the shrine, less than a mile from Centennial Park, and continued the church's Olympic program of hospitality, church tours and an outdoor water station, Father Adamski said. The volunteers from archdiocesan parishes and from as far away as New Zealand have been "wonderful," the pastor sai4. "Our Olympic memories are going to be much better than the Centennial Park incident." Franciscan Father Mitrio Di-

Lelia, Catholic chaplain in the Olympic Village, said athletes were remarkably unshaken, but staff and even chaplains reacted emotionally. "I talked to several of the athletes. Strangely enough they said it did not bother them. They were able to remain focused on what they have to do," he said. "Some of the chaplains took it very hard and broke down and cried themselves. It is an awful tragedy. It is {i terrible thing." Cenacle Sister Susan Arcaro, another Olympic Village pastoral associate, said that anger and fear were the emotions she felt once she heard about the bombing. "I was angry that one person could have so much power to destroy the spirit of peace and joy that symbolizes the Games," she said. "Once I arrived for my shift and began to walk toward the Village, fear overtook me. I kept asking myself, 'Susan, why are you doing this?' .... 1 knew the answer was that God had called me to this ministry and that I must go on." Her days at the Olympic Village have become more stressful, she said. They have been briefed by an FBI chaplain on how to minister to athletes, coaches and staff. Additional fear -and confusion have come from dozens of false bomb threats made since the Centennial Park incident. "Our role as chaplains changed overnight," she said. "When we began our ministry we were basically a welcoming presence; now we have become a healing presence. Concern took on a new flavor and has turned into compassion and care."

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Cox, one of the 16 students from that town who died on Flight 800. Five adults accompanying them on what was to be a lO-day class trip to Paris also died. Father Stephen D. McGough, pastor, told the congregation that "there is now a space in your hearts that is empty, and it will never be filled and it will never be taken away." On July 26 in Irvington, NY, a memorial Mass was said at Immaculate Conception parish, the home parish of three other victims ABC Sports executive Jack O'Hara, 39; his wife, Janet, also 39; and their l4-year-old daughter, Caitlin. "It's difficult making sense of this," Father Robert J. Lord, a priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Conn., and an uncle of Jack

STUDENTS FROM Montoursville High School in Pennsylvania console each other July 18 before a service for classmates killed in the crash ofTWA Flight 800. 16 French club students and five chaperons were among the 230 victims of the July 17 tragedy. (CNS/ Reuters photo)

NEW YORK (CNS) - At the funeral Mass for Jill Ann Ziemkiewicz, a 23-year-old flight attendant who died in the July 17 TW A plane explosion, Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York let the words of friends and family members speak for themselves. In his homily at the July 24 Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, the cardinal said of the many letters, notes and comments about her that he had received from family, friends and co-workers, the most memorable was a simple statement: "She gave us hope." "What a wonderful thing to be said about her. In a world that is so terribly lonely, separated and suffering, forsomeone to give us hope is an enormous gift," he told hundreds of mourners. Those in the congregation included Ziemkiewicz's mother, Carol, her brother, Matthew, her sister, Karin, and other relatives. Also in attendance were TWA executives and employees, including about two dozen flight attendants who were dressed in blue uniforms, wore laminated snapshots of Ziemkiewicz on their lapels and carried large sunflowers, a favorite of Ziemkiewicz's. Family and friends from Ziemkiewicz's hometown of Rutherford, NJ, arrived at St. Patrick's in six chartered buses. The funeral procession through the cathedral's main doors attracted hundreds of Fifth Avenue onlookers who crowded the cathedral's steps or watched from behind police barricades across the street. Carol Ziemkiewicz had asked the cardinal if he would say her daughter's funeral Mass at St. Patrick's after she met him at a prayer service for victims' families at Kennedy International Airport. The funeral was but one of many that were beginning to be held for the 230 victims of the explosion that brought down TW A Flight 800 en route to Paris. Shortly after takeoff from Kennedy July 17, the plane exploded and fell into the ocean off the coast of Long Island. All aboard were killed and a week later at least 153 of the bodies had been recovered. Concelebrating the Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral were Msgr. James Gillen, 'secretary to U.S. Cardinal William W. Baum, head of the Vatican's Apostolic Peni-

tentiary, who was in New York for a visit; Franciscan Father Mychal Judge, New York .City fire department chaplain who ministered to the families of the crash victims at Kennedy airport; and two priests from the Zieinkiewicz family's parish in Rutherford, Fathers Robert Langdon and Joseph Cassidy. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who first met families of the victims at the Kennedy airport the night of the explosion, said in a brief reflection after Communion that he hoped all those touched by the tragedy would begin to find healing. Cardinal O'Connor directed part of his homily to the victim's mother, saying that she and her husband, who died last year, had been responsible for forming Jill Ann into such a fine young woman. A natural question to ask, he said, would be, "Why did she die?" But the more important question, he continued, was why, God had created her and what the pur-

Flood waters in China take toll on loc'al Church

HONG KONG (CNS) - Torrential rains and massive flooding in eastern, southern and central China have inundated farmland since late June, left millions homeless and exacted a toll on the local church. The Catholic Church in Hong pose of her life was. Citing the old Kong and Taiwan and other civic Baltimore Catechism, the cardinal organizations have urged financial said that all people were created to aid to alleviate the hardship of love and serve God in this life and flood victims. to be happy with Him in heaven in By July 25, Caritas-Hong Kong the next life. had collected about $400,000 "If what I have read is true, Jill (US$51,700) in Hong Kong, according to its general duties secretary, Ann recognized and fulfilled well Belinda. Hung Kwai-yi. Overseas the purpose for which she was created," he said. "From what I donati.ons were yet to be tallied, hear of her, this woman was ready she said. Caritas received an urgent reto face God at any moment. That, quest from the Chinese governto me, is the ultimate success in ment for tents, but the quantity life." Among the messages the card i- and price were too high, she said. Instead, Caritas planned to assist na.l read about the flight attendant reconstruction in the flood-stricken - whose flight to Paris was her areas in Anhui and Guizhou profirst international assignment vinces and to build houses for the were: "She touched everyone she Hung said. elderly, met.. .. She made everyone feel As of July 25, China's Ministry good about themselves .... She of Civil Affairs said that more always saw the best in each person than 1,500 people had died in she met." flooding that had affected 10 The same day as the funeral for provinces. the flight attendant, hundreds of The highest number of confirmed people filled Our Lady of Lourdes - deaths was in Hubei province, Church in Montoursville, Pa., for with 466, reported UCA News, an the funeral of 16-year-old Monica Asian church news agency based in Thailand. Critics said environmental destruction and the Chinese government's neglect of water conservation works turned what has become an annual small natural disaster into a catastrophe. St. Teresa Church in Liuzhou, a main industrial city in southwestern China, was flooded by the Liu River. Floodwaters reached one meter high inside the church injust 24. hours on July 19, said the parish priest, Father Huang Qingcai.

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ROSES, a rosary and snapshots of victims of the explosion of TWA Flight 800 rest on the beach July 23 near Long Island, N.Y. Memorial services were held off t~e New York coast for family and friends of the 230 victims. (CNS/ Reuter~ photo)

O'Hara, told The Catholic: Transcript, Hartford's archdiocesan newspaper. He was main celebrant of the Mass. Other family members ;,nclude Jesuit Father James Hoff, president of Xavier University in Cincinnati, who was the uncle (If Janet O'Hara. He was the main celebrant of an earlier memorial Mass in Milwaukee, whe're Janet was born. In Philadelphia, people mourned another victim of the explosion, Judith Connolly Delouvrier, a well-known philanthropist and a native of that city who Eved in New York. The wife of Frenchborn .Philippe Delouvri(:r and mother of two, she was returning to her family's summer h.:>me in France after a visit to New York.

"But we did not stop having Masses," he said, adding that the 11 nuns and novices in the adjacent Holy Family Convent had to use the upper floor of their twostory wooden dormitory as classrooms. Many Liuzhou area re!:idents, including some 600 Catholics belonging to Nanning Diocese, had to move to higher ground, and water supply was a problem. Father Huang said that houses ruined by the flooding included those of six local Catholit: families, whose request for fi:nancial aid could not be met by the (:hurch. The situation was worse for Catholics living near Laibin, also along the Liu River, he added. Half of Wuzhou city, situated along the lower part of t~e' Liu River, was flooded, according to Bishop Cai Xiufeng of Wu:~hou, a member of the government-recognized Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association. "The church is fine and daily Mass is not affected, because it is located at a higher altitude," said Bishop CaL "Some local people, inc:luding those from the Protestant (:hurch, had asked us to store their property until the water recede:s," the bishop said, adding that hI: heard of a church in nearby Guiping County being totally subml:rged. In Guilin, a famous scenic city in Guangxi, heavy rain and floods caused further damage to Sacred Heart Church, which had collapsed in the early morning of June 2, Trinity Sunday, said Father Meng Shanhe. A new church will be cons::ructed when funds are available on a piece of land that is now rented out, he said, noting that Mass was being held in a classroom iiJ a convent next to the collapsed church.

Two flew auxiliary bishops for Boston Continued from Page One The new bishops a re the third and fourth named to the Boston Archdiocese since last fall. They bring the total number of active auxiliaries under Cardinal Bernard F. Law to six. Within the past three years the archdiocese lost three auxiliaries when they were appointed bishops of other dioceses. At a news conference in Boston, Cardinal Law announced that the episcopal ordination of the new auxiliaries will take place Sept. 17 at the Cathedral ofthle HolyCross in Boston. He said the appointment of Bishop-designate AlIue showed the pope's concern "for the large Hispanic community in the Boston area." The Salesian's appointment raises the number 'of active Hispanic bishops in the United States to 21. In Boston he will replace Bishop Roberto O. Gonzalez, who was an auxiliary there for nearly seven years before his appointment last year as coadjutor bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas. Bishop-designate Irwin was born in Medford, Mass., Jan. 9, 1934. He was ordained a priest Feb. 2, 1960, after studies at Boston College and St. John's Seminary in Boston. After several parish assignments from 1960 to 1968, from 1968 to 1975 he was assistant director of archdiocesan Catholic Charities. In 1970, he received a master's degree in social work from Boston College. . He was Old Colony Area direc-

tor of Catholic Charities 1975-81, supervisor of a Catholic Relief Services project in "thailand 198182, archdiocesan secretary for social services 1985-91. In 1991 he was made pastor of St. Susanna parish in Dedham. In 1993 he becamt: pastor ofSt. Agnes parish in Arlingto~, the post he held when he was appointed an auxiliary bishop. Emilio ~. Allu~ was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Huesca; Spain. After two years in' the Salesian prenovitiate and novitiate in Spain, 1954-56, he professed first vows in 1956 and was assigned to the order's New York province. He completed college at Don Bosco College Seminary in Newton, NJ, and took hi$ final vows as a Salesian in 1959. After three years of practical tniining at Don Bosco Technical Hi'gh School in Paterson, NJ, he went to Italy for theological studies at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome and Turin. Ordained a priest Dec. 22,1966, he finished a licentia~e in theology at the Salesian Pontifical University the following year. In 1981 he received a doctorate in Christian history from Fordham University in New York, specializing in Marian studies. He knows French and is fluent in English" Spanish and Italian. He held various ~eaching and administrative posts in the Salesian order from 1967 to 1982, including tector of the Salesian Minor Seminary in Goshen, NY, from 1972 to 1975 .. In 1974 'he became a U.S. citizen.

From 1982 to 1989 he was pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in New Brunswick, NJ. and served in several diocesan posts in the newly formed Diocese of Metuchen, including director of the Hispanic apostolate. . He was pastor of St. Kieran parish in Miami 1989-92, rector of the Marian Shrine in West Haverstraw, NY,1992-95,andsince 1995director of Hispanic ministry at Mary Help of Christians parish in New York City.


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SISTER VIMALA Vadakumpadan enjoys the tricentennial celebration. The following day she departed for her native India where she will be superior of the newly formed viceprovince of the Presentation Dominicans. (McGowan photo)

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300 years of service in the exercise of charity. Back to Architect $rygley for a moment. Obviously ~he Dighton chapel is close to his heart. His striking business card includes a color photograph of the chapel door, 1,000 pounds of beautifully curved ash wood SQ exquisitely balanced that it swings open or closed at the slightest touch.





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I Bishop Connolly High School

THE BISHOP STAN G High School, No. Dartmouth, Honors Physics class earned a trip t6 the Kennedy Space Ce~ter at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The studen~s were paired with a partner school, Goddard High School in Kansas. The team took home second place honors in the 1996 Space Settlement Design Competition.

Bish路op Stang physics students compete at Kennedy Space Center in Florida The Honors Physics class at Bishop Stang High School, No. Dartmouth earned the right to compete in the 1996 Space Settlement Design Competition National Finals at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. The competition was an industry simulation game for high school students, mirroring an aerospace industry proposal team. Bishop Stang was one of eight.high schools in the country qualifying for the finals by preparing one of the best orbiting space settlement designs in the preliminary competition. The sponsors for the competition included NASA, the Kennedy Space Center, Rockwell International, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Regionally, Dataware Products of Westwood provided the Bishop Stang team with computer support. This year's final competition required the participants to design a settlement on the moon for 16,000 people. The design included 'overall structure, construction materials, space vehicles for transportation, sources of water and electrical power, computer and robotic sys-

terns, allocation of interior space and an estimate of cost and,schedule for the project. The competition concluded with each team delivering a formal presentation describing thdi'r design to a panel of aerospace industry engineers and managers. The Bishop Stang-Goddard team finished in second place. 12 Stang students participated in the competition: Richard Amaral, Meghan Doherty, Matthew Dykas, Tim Fletcher, Chris Ferreira, Dan Hayden, Tony Homier, Alex Magnuson, Dan Osuch, Courtney Vien, Sarah Walde and Kelly Wilbur. The team advisors were Rose Grant. and Paul Homier. The competition was meant to both teach and measure technical competence, management skills, teamwork, knowledge of environments and resources in space. It required that students integrate their knowledge of and skills in space science, physics, math, chemistry~ environmental science, biology, computer science, writing, art and common sense. The trip was not all work. There was time for aN ASA tour of the

Coyle and Cassidy High School Graduating senio'rs from Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, have received more than $750,000 in scholarships and grants from colleges, universities, and scholarship programs and competitions, according to the school's guidance department. This amount represents one of the largest totals in school history. In addition, 95.4 percent of the 175 graduates will fl!rther their education by entering a four-year college, a two-year college, a technical or business school, or the military. This number of seniors seeking posthigh school education is also one of the highest in school history. Two sophomores headlined the Coyle and Cassidy fourth term Honor Roll. Jessica Stringer and Anne Goj made the Headmaster's List honors for a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) for the fourth quarter. In all, 283 Coyle and Cassidy students found a place on the Honor Roll, including 24 with Highest Honors for a GPA greater than 3.75.

space shuttle launch pad and viewing a spectacular night launch of a delta rocket from the Kennedy Space Center. After a very busy stretch of more than 35 hours of class design work over just a twoday period, the Stang team visited Disneyworld in Orlando ~o unwind.

Michael Vieira, moderator of the Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, Student Council has announced the election of officers for the 1996-97 school year. The following are the elected officers: Student Council president: Rudd Hall. Senior class: Mary Noone, president; Mary-Katherine Fasy, vice president; Celeste Kane, secretary; Beth Lefebvre, treasurer. Junior class: Daniel Lang;.president; Kristin .Lefebvre, vice president; Christina Rodrigues, secretary; Marisa Saccardo, treasurer. Sophomore class: Shawn Donnelly, president; Dawn Brooder, vice president; Alison Coakley, secretary; Samuel Nadeau, treasurer. Elections have also been held for'the Connolly Chapter of the National Honor Society. Those officers are: Anne Short, president; Kathryn Lamontagne, vice president; Catherine Hancock, secretary; and Matthew Cordeiro, treasurer. The National Honor Society at Connolly plans to continue its participation in numerous service projects on behalf of the school and the community. These services include the Christopher Leahey Memorial Road Race Aug. 4, the Peer Tutoring Program, scholarship fund raisers and fundraisers for various organizations such as St. Vincent's Home in Fall River. Sports Awards The annual Connolly sports awards banquet was held recently and several athletes received awards.

Sportsmanship award - Kevin Donnelly and Jane Cabral; Schol. ar Athlete - Ken Marino and Keelin Garvey; Athletes of the Year Matt Stiles and Amy Munning; Christopher Mark Leahe:y Memorial Scholarship - Anne Short. Most Valuable Players: Boys basketball- Matt Stiles; Girls basketball - Michelle Amaral; Basketball cheerleaders - Angela Pacheco and Heather Ftorand; Indoor boys track - Steve DePaola,. Andre Fernandes, Jon Thiboutot and, Kevin Donnelly; Indoor girls track - Amy Manning; Spring bo~rs track - Jon Thiboutot; Spring girls track - Amy Manning; Boys t,~nnis Matt Stiles and ,Jason Andrade; Girls tennis - Keelin Ganey and Rachel Desjardins; Golf - Matt Gillespie; Softball (Coach's award): Jane Cabral and Carrin Picard; Baseball- Carl Melchar; Ic~ hockey - Trevor Norton and Shal1le Relihan (Kris Larson - 7th player award); Ice hockey cheer1e:aders Ashley Graybill and Keny Alfonso; Ski team - Joe COllta and Maia Chrupcala. Five athletes set records during the 1995-96 season. Katie O'Connell pulled down a school record of 22 rebounds in a game on Jan. 3; Melissa I;slinger set a school record in the discus with a toss of 105'2"; mlvana Waghelstein set a school junior record in the javelin with a throw of 93'10"; in the 100m, Leanne Teixeira set a freshman record of 13.4 seconds; and Kevin D Dnnelly set the school record in t'he mile with a time of 4.26 minutes.

Getting to Know Our Seminaria


In the summer issues of the Anchor, we will be introducing the seminarians who are currently !ierving the Diocese of Fall River. This gives us the opportunity to know who they are, and what they are doing. Please pray for them.

Leszek Baszkura - St. Stanislaus, Fall Ri,rer Leszek Baszkura was born in Biala Podlaska, Poland, on Dec. 5, 1969. His father, John, and his mother, Yadwiga, are the parents of three other sons and two daughters, all living in Poland. His home parish is Sacred Heart of Jesus in Swore, Baszkura was introduced to this diocese three years ago when Monsignor John Smith and Father Robert Kaszynski visited Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan. Baszkura notes that he has met many wonderful people in this diocese during that time. Prior to entering Sts. Cyril & Methodius Seminary, he attended the minor seminary in Czestochowa, graduating in 1988 after four years of studies. His interest in the priesthood was sparked and nurtured by his uncle who is a Pauline Father, and with his encouragement, Baszkura en- ~ tered the minor seminary. "I knew some priests who were wonderful people, they were liked by others and were totally for others and it was really impressive to me," he

said. Baszkura has worked with 7 to 15-year-old children on days of rec-

LESZEK BASZKURA ollection quring seminary vacations and in the 'minor seminary helped at pilgrimages from Warsaw to Our

Lady of Jasna Gora, Czestochowa. "The Blessed Virgin Mary :>f Jasna Gora has had a special place in my life and in my vocation to the priesthood," he ex.plains. Baszkura realizes that the priest can help many people by living the example of Jesus Christ. Through private prayer and trying to live the Gospel, he continues to prepare for the priesthood. This summer he is participating in a Clinical Pastoral Education program at Rhode Island Hospital while living at 51. Stanislaus rectory in Fall River. Vocation discernment is listening for thEI Lord speaking in praY'H and through our daily encounters with others. Is the Lord calling you to "come and see"? Talk to your parish priest about a life of service in the church. or contact Father Craig Pregana. Vocations Office. P.O. Box 2577. Fall River. MA 02722. tel. 675-1311.

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Our fiocK aolfio!e

When old anguish continues to haunt you By Chartle Martin

KILLING ME SOFTLY I heard he sang a good song I heard he had a style And so I came to see him To listen for awhile .And there he was this young boy .~ stranger to my eyes . ,(Refraln) :Strummlng my pain with his fingers Singing my life with his words IKJIIlng me sofOy with his song Killing me softly with his song 'felllng my whole life with his words 1(lIIlng me sofOy with his song I felt all flushed with fever Embarrassed by the crowd I felt he found my letters And read each one out loud I prayed that he would finish I:lut he just kept rtght on l:Repeat refrain) He sang as If he knew me In all my dark despair ~md then he looked rtght through me ~~ If I wasn't there Ilut he was there this stranger Singing clear and strong (Repeat refrain) Wrttten by N. G1mble/C. Fox Sung By The Fugees (c) 1996 by Sony Music Entertainment A TEEN from Philadelphia advisory on explicit lyrics. If asked me to review the Fugees' you follow this column, you "Killing Me Softly." The song is know that I never inClude such getting lots of radio airplay. In music. Personally, I think all of fact, it currently tops the charts us need to be morally responsi, ofour local rock station's count, ble about the kind of music that down show. we purchase. The Fugees are rappers/hip But I have no objection to hop whose CD titled "The this particular song, "Killing Me Score" comes with a parental Softly," and I chose to review it

. because it is also available as a cassingle. You can purchase the cassingle and still refuse to pur, chase the CD. Parents -of teday's teens will recognize "Killing Me Softly" as an upbeat remake ofthe Roberta Flack classic. The woman in the song decides to go and hear a certain musician. She's heard that "he sang a good song," and that "he had a style." What she heard was how his music was "telling my whole life with his words." This situation brought bade her old pain. Con~ sequently, she relates how, em~ tionally, he was "killing me softly with his song." Life can be like this. You think that you are emotionally beyond a oertain painful event. Then something happens, and the hurt feelings come back once more. These feelings can come from something as innocent as hear~ ing a song or a passing remark, or from just about any unex, peeted occurrence. The event becomes a trigger that once again unleashes the past pain. While none of us can predict such an incident, there is something you· can do when it occurs. When you think about who you trust, I encourage you to remember God, who wants each of us to find life's goodness and satisfaction. Tell God what has happened. Tell God about the pain you still feel from the past, and allow God to heal it. Your cornments are always

welcome. Please address: Charlie Martin, RR3, Box 182, Rockport, Ind. 47635.

Coming of Age FOR YOUTH


By Christopher Carstens Because I write professionally and often address groups of teens, it is not uncommon for a young member of the audience to approach me after a talk to discuss "the writing life." "1 want to be a writer!" the aspirant will say, "and I wonder if you could give me any tips for getting started." "That's great," I always answer, and mean it every time. Writing is a wonderful art, and a useful skill. Still, there can be different meanings in mind when one says "I want to be a writer." I usually begin this way. "Writing isn't something you are, it's something you do. If you want to be a writer, write; then you're a writer. Write every day, and you'll get better. Keep putting sentences on paper. Everything else happens after you get good at doing that one thing." Realistically, most people who write do so for an audience of one. That's the first level of writing. The best place to start serious writing is by keeping a journal. Natalie Goldberg has a wonderful book called "Writing Down the Bones" (1985 Shambhala Publications, Boston) about the beginning stages of writing. She has some remarkably practical ideas on keeping a journal. Maybe you'll sometimes share your journal with close friends, people you trust. Maybe parts of it will go into letters or show up in short stories. But keeping a journal isn't important for who reads it, it's important for who writes it. You can't skip this first level and may spend years writing basically for yourself. Nobody becomes a great guitar player without practice. The same is true for writers. You need to write and write and write. Lots of young people say, "I don't know what to write about." That's why Natalie Goldberg's

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ST. THERESA'S CHAPEL, SAGAMORE An afternoon of recollection for women will be held the second Monday of this month, August 12. Confessions will be heard from 2:30 to 3 p.m. and also at 5 p.m. by a priest of Opus Dei. All area women are welcome. .

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LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO The annual Tent Revival, a gathering for Christians from southeastern New England, will be held Aug. 4-7 at 7 p.m. nightly and will feature a different speaker each evening: Grace Markay, Aug. 4; Father Marcel Pincinse, Aug. 5; Rev. Kevin Doyle, Aug. 6; and Father Richard Delisle, MS, will celebrate Eucharist on Aug. 7. The music group "Brethren" will play throughout the tent revival. The Summer Concerts Series continues on Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. with the Rhode Island group "Spirit." Their message is to praise the Lord and proclaim God's peace and love through music that appeals to all ages. All are invited to come for the Shrine's 4:30 p.m. Mass and enjoy a chicken BBQ buffet from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 222-5410. ST. MARY'S, NO. ATTLEBORO Healing service and Sunday Mass with Father William Babbitt will be held on Aug. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at 14 Park St. All are welcome.

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ST. ANTHONY, E.·FALMOUTH Actor Charles D. Baker will be at the bandstand behind the church to give a dramatic portrayal of '''The Last Canticle of St. Francis of Assisi" on Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. The public is invited. On the Feast of the Assumption, Aug. 15, there will be a dramatic presentation of the life of Mary of Nazareth at the bandstand starting at 8 p.m. Maggie Rowe of Osterville will reenact the life of Mary with a 40-minute presentation. For more information about either of these programs, call 548-0108. VaCATIONS The Vocation Office is hosting an overnight of reflection on Aug. 9-10 at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown for young men in college or upperclassmen in high school. Consider spending a couple of days with others your age to relax and reflect on the vocation we all share as Christians. For information, call Father Craig A. Pregana, 675-1311.


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THE SAMARITANS Volunteers are needed. A 24-hour hotline helps those who are desl'~ir­ ing or suicidal. If you would like information on how to help, call 548-8900 or (800) 893-99~0. HOLY NAME, NB There will be an old-fashioned band concert on Aug. 25 in the parking lot next to the parish center. 1?lan to bring ala wn chair and listen tel the Concordia Brass Quintet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ST. BERNARD'S, ASSONET All are invited to Disability Awareness Night Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a prayer service an.d ble:.sing and a puppet show performed by "Kids on the Block."

ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY Aug. 3-4 is Harvest Sunday. Any monetary donations or those of nonperishable food items are greatly appreciated for the needy now as well as in the busy months ahead. GRIEF EDUCATION For anyone dealing with the death of a loved one, Hospice Outreach will offer a series of meetings on Sept. 10 and 24 and Oct. 8 and 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Clemence Hall (behind St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River) Room 220. Preregistration is necessary. For information call Hospice Outreach at 6731589.

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CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place following the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Aug. 2 until the Saturday morning when Benediction will precede the 8:30 a.m. Mass. All welcome. OUR LADY OF VICTORY, CENTERVIL.LE Father Joe Raeke from Holy Family Church, Duxbury, will celebrate Mass at OLV on Aug. 6 (Feast of the Transfiguration) at 7 p.m. Father Raeke will also give an inspiring talk on Mary's role in his life. All welcome! OUR LADY OF THE CAPE Father Dick Lavoie, MS, will celebrate a healing service with Mass Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.






A STRESS-FREE LEADERSHIP Workshop, sponsored by the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, will be held Aug. 25, 1:30 p.m., at St. Julie Billiart Parish Center, North Dartmouth. Pictured here are some of the leadership training team: (left" front) Mau'reen Papineau and Bella Nogueira; (left, second row) Carol Simons and Claudette Armstrong; (back) Susan Walsh.

Fall River CYO golf tourney is Aug. 12 'Father Jay Maddock, director of the Fall River Area CYO, announced that the Annual Fall River Area CYO Golf Tournament will take place on Aug. 12 at the Fall River Country Club. To register, golfers must be at the club between 6:30 and 6:50 a.m. on that Monday. No registra-' tions will be taken after 6:50 a.m. This year's tournament will be run as a "shotgun" with golfers teeing off at the same time but at different holes. Golfers are reminded that as guests of the country club, all participants must wear shirts with collars. All participants must turn in a scorecard or be ineligible for the

K ole mark Family Week Knights of Columbus around the nation have declared August 10-18 Family Week. The family is under heavy attack today, said a statement issued by Swansea's Bishop Cassidy Council #3669 K of C. The battle is largi:Iy over values and to survive, it said, the family needs the strength found in a growing religious and parish life.. The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the family unit. It strives to aid the needy through charitable works and is a strong advocate ofthe Pro-Life movement. To become a member locally, call Grand Knight Bill Daponte, tel. 675-4614. He will put you in touch with Knights groups in your area.

following year's tournament. The registration fee is $10.00. Only golfers from Fall River, Assonet, Somerset, Swanse2: and Westport are eligible for this local tournament. Golfers from I~ther areas ofthe diocese have their own local tournaments. The top two finishers in each division will be eligible to take part in the Fall River Diocesan Tournament at Pocasset on Cape Cod on Aug. 26. Golfers will be divided into the following groups: SENIORS: Born on or after Jan. I, 1970; INTER- . MEDIATES: Born on or I:lfter Jan. I, 1977; JUNIORS: Born on or after Jan. I, 1980; CADETS: Born on or after Jan. I. 1982:. Everett Smith will once be the tournament director. F.ather Maddock expressed his thanks to Tom Tetreault and the members ofthe Fall River Country Clu.b for welcoming the CYO Tournament to their course.

Troubled past WASHINGTON(CNS)-· William Egan Colby, the former CIA director presumed drowned in a canoeing accidem in Mar~land, sometimes clashed with his fellow Catholics on international policy issues.ln 1976, the year he ste:pped down as director of the O:ntral Intelligence Agency, Colby was the object of a campaign to have him excommunicated from the Catholic Church because (If his leadership of the CIA's controversial Operation Phoenix in the late I960s and early 1970s. Colby, 76, was believed to have drowned when his canoe was found empty.


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