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VOL. 37, NO. 30


Friday, August 6,1993




Southeastern Massachusetts' Largest Weekly


St. Vj][)cent's Home plans expansion to Westport camp By Marcie Hickey St. Vincent's Home in Fall River has scheduled an Aug. 10 meeting to discuss plans for the home to utilize St. Vincent's Camp in Westport as a residential facility for up to 32 boys ages 13 to 18. Currently the camp offers summer day programs for underprivileged children. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the camp chapel and is open to the public; those wishing to speak at it are asked to register by calling St. Vincent's Home, 679-8511 ext. 325, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.lJl. today or Monday. At previous meeti~gs, Westport and Adamsville, RI, residents who are neighbors of the camp have expressed concern that a yearround residence for adolescent boys could have deleterious effects on the security, environment and property values of the neighborhood. Father Joseph Costa, executive director of St. Vincent's' Home, said such fears are unwarranted, and the Aug. 10 meeting is intended to reassure those concerned that

St. Vincent's Home can provide "a secure and safe program for kids that will not jeopardize the neighbors." "We want to help the neighbors understand that we are not cause for alarm," said Father Costa, noting that St. Vincent's Home has an amicable relationship with its Fall River neighborhood. Plans call for the 57-acre camp to be a center for St. Vincent's DePaul program, a short-term diagnostic assessment program for youths referred by the state Department of Social Services. After short-term stays of 45 days to six months, "the majority of these youngsters will eventually be able' to return home," Father Costa explained in a statement prepared for a Westport Selectmen's meeting Aug. 2. The program will not involve youths with criminal records, he said, but "needy kids who have not been attended to appropriately and now need a lot of attention." The program will be self-contained, with its own education and recreational programs, and resi-

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dents will be supervised at all times. The staff-to-resident ratio will be one to four during the day and one to six at night, said Father Costa. "This high ratio of staff to resident, along with security systems that will be incorporated into the buildings, will mitigate considerably any concerns about residents getting into the neighborhood." To accommodate the youths, current structures at the camp will be renovated and additions built onto its two dormitories and education building. The only new construction will be a gymnasium. "All renovation will respect the current style and character of the buildings," said Father Costa. "There are no plans to develop the site for more than 32 residents." He noted that a considerable investment will be made in improvements at the site and that all environmental regulations will be observed. "It is our intention to keep the neighbors informed of the activities' of the camp and to let them Turn to Page II

VATICAN CITY (CNS) P,ope John Paul II's August trip will begin with attention to the lives of the poor and indigenous before it turns to the joys and trials of young people. The pope's 60th trip outside of Italy Aug. 9-16 will begin with stops in Jamaica and the Mexican state of Yucatan before reaching its finale: World Youth Day in Denver. The first two stops, and even a few papal events in Denver, arc time-honored staples of pastoral visits by the 73-year-old pontiff. Pope John Paul will meet the prime minister of Jamaica and the presidents of M~xico and the Uni oo ted States. He will celebrate Mass for the faithful· and give special attention to the poor in Jamaica, the indigenous in Mexico and Viet.. namese residents of the' United States. The relationship between theCatholic Church and the poor, who make up two-thirds of Jamaica's population, has not always been easy, but is changing dramatically, said Jesuit Father Brian Massie, pastor of St. Peter Claver parish in a poor area of western Kingston, the capital. Only about 8 percent of Jamaicans belong to the Catholic Church, considered a "society church," one to which the upper classes belong, he said. That view is changing with a growing number of churches opening in the ghetto and an increasing number of priests and religious living in the ghetto and sharing the life of the poor, the Canadian priest said. "Although we are a minority

church, because, of our work in social justice, hospitals and education, we have a very high profile," he said. "Influencewise, you'd think Jamaica was half Catholic." Especially through its schools, the Catholic Church is seen as a leader in providing the increasing number of services the government has cut in its economic reform programs, he said. Poverty is a main factor in the exceptionally high number of children - perhaps 80 percent born outside of wedlock in Jamaica. "Marriages cost money, and if they can't afford to do it up, they don't do it," Father Massie said. "We might have one wedding here a year, but there are 8 million baptisms." Father Massie said five altar boys at his parish are brothers, although each has a different father. "It's part of the cycle of poverty," he said. The young women are looking for someone to marry and build a home with; the young men want a child first, but things just do not seem to work out." There is also cultural pressure on young women to have at least one child. "Here in West Kingston, a young girl who has not had a child by the time she's 16 is called a mule," he said. The pope's two-day visit to Jamaica was to have been part of his 1992 trip to the Americas marking the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Catholic: missionaries with Christopher Columbus. The delay, caused by the pope's Turn to Page II

StlD Luke-St. Anne launch "joint comrrlunity effort" St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, broke ground Tuesday for a new regional comprehensive cancer center to be located at Hawthorn Place, between Allen and Hawthorn Streets and east of Homer Street in North Dartmouth. Scheduled for completion in Fall, 1994, the 15,000 square foot facility will permit expansion of the existing St. Luke's Medical Oncology Center, now located in New Bedford's North End, and will also house a radiation oncology component, the latter to be staffed and operated by St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, and members of the internationally famous Joint Center for Radiation Therapy at Harvard Medical School, with which St. Anne's is affiliated. Currently radiation oncology is unavailable in the Greater New Bedford area and patients must travel to Fall River for treatment.

John Day, president and chief executive officer at St. Luke's, said the radiation oncology unit will guarantee local access to this vital service by the 170,000 residents of Greater New Bedford. "Patients who need service typically undergo up to 30 or 35 treatments within a sixooweek period. Now this important care will be available to them right here in the New Bedford area," he said. Together the medical oncology and radiation oncology services will offer complete, centralized, multidisciplinary care for cancer patients. In addition to radiation therapy, the new center will provide chemotherapy, as well as onsite patient pharmacy, laboratory and x-ray services. Staff will include <:ancer liaison physicians, representatives from surgery, medical onl~ology, diagTurn to Page II



Diocese of Fall River -


Aug. 6, 1993

Catechists to attend convocation

Obituaries Sister Jette The Mass of Christian Burial was offered Aug. 4 at Sacred Hearts Convent, Fall River, for Sister Celine Rita Jette, SUSc. 87, who died Aug. 2. Formerly known as Jeannette Jette, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Angelina (Lachapelle) Jette. She entered the Holy Union community in 1926. Sister Jette held a bachelor of arts degree from Boston College and a master's degree in philosophy from Catholic University. She published a book on the philosophy of Nietzsche as viewed from the standpoint of Thomistic philosophy and theology and also contributed articles to various philosophical journals. She taught at the former Sacred Hearts Academy, Fall River, and at Coyle-Cassidy High School,

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Taunton, as well as at schools in North Cambridge and in Astoria, NY, also serving as principal in Astoria. On the college level, she was a professor of philosophy at the former College of the Sacred Hearts, Fall River, and at Carol College, Helena, MT, and Mt. Mary College, Yankton, SD. At the latter institution she also headed the philosophy department for a year. She is survived by a sister-inlaw, Mrs. Joseph Jette of North Attleboro.

Sister Lajoie Sister of the Presentation of Mary Marie Anna Lajoie, 78, died July 31 in Methuen, where the Mass of Christian Burial was offered for her Aug. 3. The former Rose Hilda Lajoie, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Lajoie and the late Hermina (Picard) Lajoie. She entered religion in 1936 and served in New England prior to working in Ireland for 26 years. She is survived by five brothers, Noel, Raymond, Roland, Romeo and Vincent Lajoie, all of Fall River, and by two sisters, Grace Esperanza of Avon, CT, and Lina Bigelow of Tiverton, Rl. A memorial Mass will be offered for her in Fall River at a date to be announced.

Foundation honors Rabbi Tanenbaum NEW YORK (CNS) - A foundation in memory of Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum was launched on the first anniversary of his death to support national and international studies aimed at ending theologically based bias. The foundation will assist in the creation of publications and audiovisual materials, sponsor internships and offer an annual lecture and award. The award will start at $10,000 and increase to '$25,000. Rabbi Tanenbaum, who retired in 1990 as interreligious affairs director of the American Jewish Committee, died in July 1992 at the age of66 .. The foundation was established by his widow, Georgette Bennett. Eugene Fisher, the V .S. bishops' specialist in Catholic-Jewish relations, and Judith H. Banki, who worked with Rabbi Tanenbaum for 23 years at the American Jewish Committee. are program cochairs of the Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum Foundation. Among Catholic members of the foundation's advisory board are Thomas Melady, former V.S. ambassador to the Vatican; Dominican Sister Rose Thering of the National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel; Father Edward Flannery of the Diocese of Providence, R.I., and Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh, president emeritus of the V niversity of Notre Dame.


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FBI nominee Freeh called "man of real faith"

Fathers Richard W. Beaulieu and Robert A. Oliveira and Sister Elaine Heffernan of the Diocesan Department of Education will be among 12 diocesans attending the seventh biennial New England Convocation for Catechetical Leadership Aug. 17-19 in Springfield. Also registered for the conference are Father Joseph Maguire and catechists Marion Carrier, Betty Colgan, Sister Anita Marie DaCosta, MSBT, Lois DeBettencourt, Marie Leavens, Ruth MurraY,Joan Robinson and Betty Songer. The convocation is themed "Words of Hope: Light for Our Times" and will have as principal speakers Dr. Ernest Collamati, chairperson of the religious studies department at Regis College, Weston, and Dr. Elinor Ford, CEO and president of Sadlier Publishing Company. br. Colla mati will offer presentations on Aug. 17 and 19 and Dr. Ford on Aug. 18. Leadership workshops will be offered Aug. 17 and 18 on "Nurturing Family Spi~itu­ ality" by Father Tom Lynch of Stratford, CT; "Excellence in Catechetics" by Michael Carotta, executive director of the National Catholic Education Association's religious education department; and "Forming Catechists from Volunteers" by Lois McKinney, director ofthe office for catechesis for the diocese of Bridgeport, CT.

India needs NFP NEW DELHI, India (CNS) An Indian Catholic official said the church should do more to push natural family planning as Catholics commemorate the 25th anniversary of an encyclical that rules out artificial birth control. Father George Pereira, deputy secretary general of the Indian bishops' conference, said family planning should be a major concern in India, where more than 70 percent of the country's 884.2 million people live in poverty. But it should not be based on the government's promotion of artificial family planning and the "chaotic" distribution of contraceptives in villages, he said.

NEW YORK (CNS) - Federal Freeh's neighbors in the northJudge Louis J. Freeh, President ern Westchester community of Clinton's nominee to head the Lewisboro, where he moved in Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1991 from his native New Jersey, impressed members of an Ossin- said they often see him outside the ing, N.Y., parish group as a "man house playing with his sons. He is of real faith" when he spoke at an avid jogger and is often seen their annual breakfast last year. running in the neighborhood. Freeh, a member of St. Mary of Clinton introduced Freeh as his the Assumption parish in Katonah, choice for director of the FBI at a N.Y., and a former associate pro- . July 20 news conference in the· fessor at Fordham Law School, White House Rose Garden, praistold an audience of 200 at St. ing him as "a law enforcement Ann's annual men's Mass and break- legend." The president made the fast that his faith has sustained announcement just hours after he 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 him throughout his career as an dismissed William S. Sessions, who degree in law in 1984 and was an FBI agent, prosecutor and judge. had refused to resign. adjunct associate professor at "He said his faith is the basis of Freeh, a jpdge in U.S. District Fordham Law School from 1988 his day-to-day activity and enables Court in Manhattan, was taught to 1992. him to deal with the frustrations, by the Franciscan Sisters of He was a special agent with the the anxieties, the successes," rePeekskill at St. Joseph of the PaliFBI, 1975-80; a supervisory specalled Father Francis E. Oliverio, sades School in West New York, cial agent with the bureau's Organpastor of St. Ann's. N.J., where he was remembered as ized Crime Unit in Washington, "He came across as a very an excellent student. 1980-81; assistant U.S. attorney in genuine person ... competent, very He graduated in 1967 from St. the Southern district of New York, low-keyed ... a humble man ofreal Joseph of the Palisades High 1980-81; assistant U.S. attorney in faith," Father Oliverio told CathoSchool, where his grades were the Southern district of New York, lic New York, archdiocesan newsconsistently in the 90s, said the 1981-87; chief of the Organized paper. "He spoke from his heart of principal, Father Joseph A. PetCrime Unit, 1987-89; deputy U.S. the truths that affect his life." rillo. attorney, 1989; and associate U.S. After the 3.0-minute speech on . At the Christian Brother-run attorney, 1990. He was appointed March 15, 1992, Freeh was high school, Freeh was a member a federal judge in 1991 by Presi"swamped by the audience," the of the newspaper staff and Young dent George Bush. priest said, "Here was this man Christian Students, a service club. Freeh must be confirmed as FBI who was obviously marked for With Young Christian Students, director by the U.S. Senate, but better things." he was part of a group that spent his appointment is believed to have To parishioners at St. Mary's, the summer of 1966 in Appalachia wide bipartisan support. He has the 43-year-old Freeh is known as working with the poor, Father declined med-ia requests for interan unpretentious, friendly family Petrillo said. views while his confirmation is Freeh and the others spent their man. He is a regular at Sunday pending. Mass there with his wife, Marilyn, time tutoring young students and and their four sons - Justin, visiting the poor at their homes. 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111I1111111111111111 His nomination to the FBI post THE ANCHOR (USPS-545-020). Second Brendan,· Sean and Conor. is "a wonderful honor for the Class Postage Paid at Fall River. Mass. "He's a fine person ... very attenschool and the parish," said Father tive to his family," said Father Published weekly except the week of July 4 Petrillo. "He has had an impecca- and the week after Christmas at 887 HighWilliam P. Dalton, the pastor, land Avenue. Fall River. Mass. 02720 by ble career." who added that Freeh usually the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall After high school, Freeh attended arrives for Mass carrying Conor, River. Subscription price by mail, postpaid Rutgers College and Rutgers Law $11.00 per year. Postmasters send address his youngest. The older boys attend School, where he got his law degree cha nges to The Anchor. P.O. Box 7. Fall the parish religious education in 1974. He received an advanced River. MA 02722. classes, Father Dalton said.


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St. Clare triduunl, feast celebration

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Careful cc:msultation has been completed with the clergy and the Christian faithful regarding the pastoral care of souls in New Bedford. I have heard from the Pastor of st. Hedwig's Parish in 'New Bedford. I have taken counsel with the Presbyteral Council of the Diocel;e of Fall River. It is apparent that the pastoral care of souls in the area under study will be enhanced, if, in accord with the norms of ecclesiastical law, a parish is established to serve the needs of the Hispanic Catholic faithful who reside in the greater Ne!w Bedford area. Therefore, in accordance with th~ competence ves1::ed in me in virtue of Canon 515, .Paragraph.2 of the Code of Canon Law, by these letters, I hereby establish a formal, canonical paril;h for the Hispanic Catholic Community in the New Bedford area, and I place this parish under the heavenly protection of Nuestra Semora de Guadalupe.

The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate of Our Lady's Chapel, 600 Pleasant St., New Bedford, announce a triduum and feast day celebration in honor of the 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Clare of Assisi. The schedule is as follows; all events begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 Rosary, triduum prayer and Benediction followed by conference in chapel hall on "St. Clare: Beloved Daughter and Disciple of St. Francis." Aug. 9 Bishop Sean O'Malley will celebrate Mass, followed by reception in hall. Aug. 10 Rosary, triduum prayer and Benediction, followed by conference in hall on "St. Clare, Holy Mother of Franciscans: The Mar-

I set the date o~ Saturday, July 31, 1993, as the formal date of the erection of the Parish of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

I pray thClt through the powerful intercession of its Patroness, and under the protection of Our Lady'of the Assumption, Diocesan Patroness, the new parochial community of faith and all parishioners will enjoy a fu:)..l and abundant measure ~ f G d's blessings at this time, and for many years to come. ~ ~~~ f


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Fri., Aug. 6. 1993

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The True Safe Sex Recently Dr. Steven J. Sanburg wrote an article for the Los Angeles Times stressing that use of condoms does not ensure safe sex. It was most interesting to note that he, a physician in clinical practice, states that to imply that condoms will safeguard both partners in the act of sex from venereal diseases, including AIDS, is "not only a lie, it is a dangerous lie." It is very important for all of us to-realize these facts as we approach the hearing for the new surgeon general, who adamantly supports governmental distribution of condoms, even on the grammar-school level. This policy sends false and deadly signals on the reliability of condoms. Those who advocate their distribution as a national "insurance policy" all but guaranteeing safe sex, simply will not address the fact that condoms frequently fail to protect. Indeed, scientific studies estimate that they have a 14 percent failure rate, added to in many cases by improper handling, storage and use, which often increase the true failure rate and consequent risk factor to over 50 percent. It cannot be overemphasized that AIDS is an equalopportunity killer. All known data indicate that condoms do not guarantee absolutely safe sex. Should mere probability be the guideline in dealing with an affliction that is 100 percent fatal? Should a demonstrably imperfect device be used as our first line of defense in protecting ourselves from our own irresponsibility? The Church has long been the voice crying in the desert that the only way to prevent AIDS or any other sexually transmitted disease is to refrain from sex until one has committed oneself to a monogamous relationship with an uninfected person and, for Catholics, to the sanctification of that relationship within the sacrament of matrimony. In other words, the real answer to AIDS and allied ills is not the use of condoms but of abstinence until one enters monogamous marriage. Dr. Sanburg's Los Angeles Times article espouses tha! position, realizing full well that it is not only unpopular but considered by many to be simply out of step with reality. Many a person who later died of AIDS thought the same thing; but the truth is that it is brutish and barbaric to let our children believe that condoms provide protection from AIDS or allied diseases. To think instruction in use of condoms should be mandated in tax-supported public schools is revolting. This degrading and deadly policy teaches children that they are no more responsible for their behavior than are animals. If we can instill other moral and ethical values in our children, why can't we teach them that there is nothing wrong with being chaste and that the only sure way to avoid AIDS is to avoid promiscuous behavior: The more we refuse to do this, the more people will die of AIDS and related illnesses. There are so many in the media who misuse their power and entice and seduce. If we are to succeed in the battle against AIDS and its fellow travelers, we who are not misled must nourish and support the intrinsic goodness of people, not the evil that seeks to overpower them. Let us teach people the truth and the glory of sex as God 'intends it to be! I

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"A voice was heard on high of lamentation, of mourning and weeping, of Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted for them, because' they are not." Jer. 31:15

'Flood victims need faith in God's grace By Father Kevin J. Harrington In days to come, the story of battling the river in the midwestern United States will gradually give way to the story of commuilities pulling themselves together and beginning to heal. Among those Americans who are being most generous in their response to the flood victims are the people of Southern Florida who are themselves still suffering from the devastating impact of Hurricane Andrew. How true is the adage: "There are no strangers at the foot of the Cross." Indeed, in the Fall River diocese, hard hit by the recession, it is worth noting how generously the people of God have responded to Bishop Sean O'Malley's appeal on behalf of the flood victims. The Great Flood of 1993 has at this writing already killed 43 people, swamped 16,000 square miles of farmland in eight states and caused an estimated $10 billion in damages.N ot surprisingly 20 percent of Americans polled responded agreed with the idea that the flood was a punishment from God for this nation's sinfulness. Indeed, insurance companies still quaintly refer to catastrophes of this magnitude as "acts of God." Others say the flood is God's revenge against the legalizing of riverboat gambling! But it is pointless to speculate on what rightly is referred to as the inscrutable will of God. Perhaps our own compassionate response as an example of God working through people is the best answer to those who see only the hand of a vengeful God behind

every catastrophe. How easily too we can forget the comforting words of Jesus: "Are not two sparrows sold for next to nothing? Yet not a single sparrow falls to the ground without your Father's consent. As for you, every hair of your head has been counted; so do not be afraid of anything. You are worth more than an entire flock of sparrows." (M att. 10: 29-31) Unfortunately, governments have a way of neglecting the smallest sparrows or people who fall through even the best conceived safety net. The patchwork quilt of government aid, insurance, personal savings -'and assistance from friends and relatives will provide enormous help for most flood victims; however, without the relief provided by charitable

Act of Love

o my God, I love You above all things, with, my whole heart and soul, because you are all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of You. I forgive all who have injured me, and I ask pardon of -all whom I have injured. Amen.

contributions many people would be insufficiently aided. The grandeur of God can 'be glimpsed in the sheer majesty of the natural ordor. The Mississippi River, whose name every schoolage child learns to spell, is a source of life whose regular rhythms are a beauty to behold. It rarely turns into a beast; in fact, such catastrophes as the present flooding seem to occur but once every 100 years. The economy of the Midwest has been well served by this 2,340~mile river as also by the Missouri River, at 2,315 miles the second longest American river. Nature is for the most part predictable but it does have surprises impossible to predict. While it may seem to be ruled by an impersonal God, it is clear that God sent , His Son, Jesus, into this world to teach us to look beyond the material world. This may be of little comfort to those most afflicted by the ravages -of the flood. However, it will be gifts of the spirit that will continue to' 'sustain them long after politi-cians and' the media are ready to put the.Great Flood of 1993 on the back burner. When the. body is eX,hausted and the funds are depleted will be God's inexhaustible grace that will sustain the flood victims during the drying out, digging o.ut, and rebuilding to come in the months ahead. Catastrophes are not' God's way of getting even but are reminders for each of us of our need to build a lasting relationship with him grounded in the faith thafhe will give us strength to face any problem.



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DAilY READINGS Aug. 8: 1 Kgs 19:9,11-13; Ps 85:9-14; Rom 9: 1-5; Mt

14:22-33 Aug. 9: Ot 10:12-22; Ps 147:12-15,19-20; Mt 17:22-27 .Aug. 10: 2 C:or 9:6-10; Ps 112:1-2,5-9; In 12:24-26 Aug. 11: Ot 34:1-12; Ps 66:1-3,5,8,16-17; Mt 18: 15-20 Aug. 12: Jos 3:7-10,11,1317; Ps 114:1-6; Mt 18:21-19:1 Aug; 13: Jos 24:1-13; Ps 136:1-3,16-18; Mt 19:3-12 Aug. 14: Jos. 24:14-29; Ps 16:1-2,5,7-8,11; Mt 19:1315. Assumption Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4,15-16;16:1-2; Ps 132: 6-7,9-10,13-1~~; 1 Cor 15:5457; lk 11:27-2:8 Aug. 15: RIll 11:19;12:16,10; Ps 45:10-12,16; 1 Cor 15:20-26; lk 1:39-56






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Where are y'OU going? I Kings 19:9,11-13 Romam.9:1-5 Matthew 14:22-33 It's easy to see why those who think they achieve salvation by belonging to a perfect and unchangeable institt;.tion rarely read Scripture. The Bible religiously challenges such people. Our Sacred Authors make us reflect on a God who constantly calls us to:> conversion, a God who daily forces us to leave our "tried and true" position and step over to one doser to his/ her own, a God who faithfully battles the status quo. Because the perfect and unchangeable cannot comprehend these concepts, they miss a tremendous amount ofIife '- including the meaning and beauty of today's three readings. Each presupposes lots of imperfection and change in those who follow the Lord. In our passage from I Kings, for instance, we hear two very disturbing messages, both addressing this point. First, we see a God who communicates not in earth-shattering and attention-grabbing fashion, but a God who speaks very subtly. To Elijah's amazement Yahweh isn't present in the strong and heavy wind, the earthquake or fire. The Lord comes in "a tiny whispering sound," something only those who listen ca.refully can hear. Second, God gives the prophet a totally unexpected message. (But, to hear that message we've got to pull out our Bibles and read the next couple of verses on our own. Those who've chosen our liturgical readings have left out the punch line.) Yahweh sarcastically asks, "Why are you here?" The only time in Scripture that anyone ever returns to Mt. Sinai (Horeb), and the Lord is not happy to see him. God commands Elijah to leave immediately, retrace his steps, go beyond Mt. Carmel (where he started his trek to Mt. Sinai) and anoint Hazael king in Damascus.

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By FATHER ROGER KARBAN In other words, Yahweh quietly tells him he's made a 500 mile mistake. The prophet has been walk-: ing in the wrong direction for months! Such an error would be bad enough. But, in the verses immediately preceding our passage, we learn that God miraculously fed Elijah along the way, giving him the strength to make it to Mt. Sinai! The Lord actually helped him reach the wrong place, just so he could direct him to the right place. Paul believes that Elijah's journey parallels the faith journey of all Israelites. "Theirs were the adoption;' he writes, "the glory, the covenants, the lawgiving, the worship, and the promises; theirs were the patriarchs, and from them came the Messiah..." But in spite of all the help Yahweh showered on the Chosen People throughout the centuries, there still was no guarantee that one day they would end up at the right place. Of course, the comparison with Elijah breaks down at the point at which God tells him to go to Damascus, and he obeys. The Apostle knows the majority of Jews are not about to go down the road which Jesus' reform has pointed out. Their refusal creates such pain for Paul that he would agree"to be separated from Christ;' if only they would change direction. Why do some change - generously give themselves over to reform - while others dig in their heels and refuse to budge? Besides the obvious psychological reasons, w~ can also fall back on the faith insight which Matthew shares in today's unique gospel pericope. Peter boldly asks Jesus to command him to come to him "across the water." And though he receives the word to come, he begins to sink when he perceives how strong the wind is. The Lord quickly catches him, then chides him with "How little faith you have!. .. Wh; did you falter?" The evangelist seems to be teaching us that real faith simply consists in concentrating on Jesus, and ignoring anything which could break that concentration. We're not even to worry about what direction we're going, as long as it's toward the Lord. After almost 2,000 years of reading these three passages, many of . us still ignore their message. We just rely on our past, on our traditions, on the security of having "done it this way" for centuries. instead of concentrating on the Lord in our midst, and listening to a "tiny whispering voice" commanding us to do the impossible; to come to him across the waters of life, supported only by faith in him.

NEW YORK (CNS) - Two NBC-TV series have won Wilbur awards from the Religious Public Relations Council for outstanding communication of religious values. Eighteen Wilburs were handed out in all. "Sisters" and "I'll Fly Away" were Wilbur winners for NBC. ABC's newsmagazine "20/20" also won in the network television story segment category for Barbara Wal.. tel'S' interview of former Middle East hostage Terry Waite. The VISN cable channel won a Wilbur in the national cabl~/ tele· vision public affairs category for its special, "Politics, The Pew, and the Presidency." "I'll Fly Away;' set in the South against the backdrop ofthe emerging civil rights movements, won a special "spotlight award." "Sisters" won in the series episode category for" A Promise Kept," in which a woman's decision to co'nvert to Judaism creates family tensions. "That a popular series' was so caring in the execution of this personal religious issue restores my faith in commercial television," one of the judges said. A lifetime achievement award was given to George Cornell of associated Press, who has written on religion for AP since 1951. Previous lifetime achievement winners were television journalist Bill Moyers in 1989 and former President Jimmy Carter in 1985. The Wilbur in the theatrical film category went to "The Quarrel," about two Holocaust survivors. Time magazine won in the national-circulation magazine category for "God and Women: A Second Reformation Sweeps Christianity;' dealing with the influx of women into the ranks of the clergy. Among other Wilbur winners: , - Children's TV program: WG BY, Springfield, Mass., "Chanukah at Grover's Corner." - Photography: Anchorage Daily News, "Order of the Pilgrim," a photo essay of an itinerant monk. - Comic strip/cartoon: Pat Brady, "Rose is Rose," a syndicated comic strip. - Specialized circulation magazine: Bride's. "What I Did for Love: Can You Really Embrace a Spouse's Religion?" - Non-fiction book: "Lead Us Not Into Temptation," about clergy sexual abuse.



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By Dr. JAMES & MARY KENNY Dear Dr. Kenny: What does one say to an ailing elderly person who says, "I don't want to live anymore." "'What good am I?" "Why should I keep hanging around?" -Illinois Your letter is simple, direct, and


Q. I am an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist and volunteer two days a week at a local hospital. Recently a female patient said she could not receive holy communion because she was allergic to the wheat in the host. It is my contention that the bread and the wine are turned into the body and blood of Jesus at the consecration. I'm a senior citizen, and in the 62 years since my first communion

more and more common. Many older people today feel they have nothing left for which to live. As consultant to a local nursing home of 150 beds, I am often with these elderly. By conservative estimate, one-third of the residents of the home I visit would choose to die today if it were possible. More than once I have had the request, "Do something to make me die." As one elderly man explained: "Eating's no fun. My stomach hurts all the time. I can't see, can't read


Greetings, Catholic youth of , America. We in Denver are gearing up for you and 160,000 other youths from around the world. And for the pope, of course. Since you'll be descending in just a few short days, I'll fill you in on what's going on here in preparation for your pilgrimage. There was great excitement in , . the weeks before the Denver site was announced a year ago. Every day there were armchair editorial, ists forecasting why Denver would

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friend. And we prayed together. I left, very aware that his situation would not improve much if at all and that his continued existence called for true courage. Later I tried to arrange for some friendly visitors through his local church. Unfortunately, volunteers are too often inconsistent. When a person says that he or she does not want to live anymore, that hits us hard. We want to deny it. The temptation is strong to argue, to respond with a list of possible improvements, a collection of happy times to look forward to.

To respond with denial or false hope is not to hear the pain. We need to respond to the hurt and hopelessness that the elderly person is experiencing, trying to place ourselves in their position and replying as 'one human being to another. Visit. Touch your elderly friend. Bring tangible gifts like pictures or clothing or food. Reply with statements like "Tell me what I can do for you." But most of all, avoid false reassurances.Instead, listen. Be patient while they tell you all about their pain. And try to understand.

Bread, wine retain composition after consecration this is the first time I've run into a situation like this. Does the patient's allergy boil down to a lack of faith? (New Jersey) A. We believe that in the Eucharist the bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus Christ, plain and simple. ' The church teaches and has a}ways taught that this change does not affect the physical appearance or character of the bread and the wIDe. After the consecration it still looks and tastes like bread and wine. A chemicai analysis of the host and 'wine would be the same before and after the change which takes place, as we believe, in the celebration of the Eucharist. Those who are allergic to wheat 01,


or watch TV. All my bones ache. I have no family or friends left. No one visits me anymore." Finally, he added, "And it's not going to get better." What could I say? Words of reassurance seemed so false they stuck in my throat. How could I tell this gentleman to keep hoping, that something may improve? A much better course is to respond with acknowledgment and understanding. "That's very hard; everything seems wrong. I don't know if I could handle what you are going through."

will be affected by it just as seriously A. There is no such thing as not and fittingly that' an infant who by receiving communion as they fully baptized. Either one is a bap- was baptized by the shorter rite tized Christian or not. Your child has already been received into the would by eating ordinary bread. is baptized. Drinking a sufficient amount of church" (Constitution on the Saconsecrated wine will make people Your parents are referring to cred Liturgy, 69). just as intoxicated as they would what was formerly called the cereThe new Rite of Baptism for be by drinking wine under other mony of "Supplying What Was Children, published in 1969, conOmitted in the Baptism of an tains what the bishops requested, a circumstances. Infant." I have known several people rite for "bringing a baptized child This ritual originated about 700 to the church." through the years who suffer from celiac disease or another allergy to years ago to provide the parts This ceremony primarily supof the baptism ceremony that plies the main thing missing in an wheat. Sometimes they are able to consume a tiny part of the host were omitted in cases such as emergency baptism, receiving the with no ill effects. If not, they may . yours. child publicly into the church. It fit in with popular beliefs at Other baptismal ceremonies usureceive communion solely under the time that since the prayers of ally omitted in an emergency are the form of wine. exorcism were omitted at the emer- also part of this ritual. Q. Our baby was baptized in an gency baptism the child was still in ' emergency in the hospital. These are beautiful and signifithe power of the devil. Our parents say that since we cant ceremonies and should not be The bishops at Vatican Council missed. But they are not essential haven't had the "church cereII required a new ceremony to be for the full reception of the sacramony," our child is not fully bapdrafted to "manifest more clearly ment of baptism. tized. Is this true? (Texas)

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be chosen (nice .lrcenery,. mountains, an orthodox archbishop) or why it would not (limited hotel rooms, a renewal-minded Catholic flock, August hailstorms, no subway system). . When D~llver was chosen, our town went wild. This is the first time World Youth Day will be held in America. The purpose of these rallies is to bring youth together from around the world for fellowship,' worship, and spiritual renewal. Don't come thinking it's a Woodstock or Superbowl weekend, young friends. Nor is it a high school class trip,. Most of the youth from the 70, nations outside ours will be older, from 18 to 30. What we call young adults in America, the rest of the world calls youth. While we do expect a number of

young teens from the U.S;, you'll hate to have you leave to sighs of relief that you're gone. I'd rather be in the minority. If you're coming for pillow and water fights, have you invited ba<;k by your host you will be sorely disappointed. families because you were such a You are gathering to serve as wit- . wonderful person to have around. There have been a few humornesses of fait'h to the world, not to party. Anyway, that's what the ous controversies. One group p!"ospecs say. : . posed having the pope be the first On the other hand, we're polishperson to fly into our new airport, ing up all kinds of non-spiritual scheduled to, open in 1994. Since he always debarks and kisses the recreations for you, from music, theatre, swimming, biking, and ground, this was to be the supreme blessing.The idea died when it was hiking to everything else there ista taste in our beautiful Rocky Moun- 'pointed out that the only thing ready', would be a runway to tains. Thousands of ordinary people, nowhere. The most ongoing co'ntroversy many of them not Catholic, are concerns' the existence of a few opening up their bedrooms to you thousand prairie dogs who live in by becoming host families, so pick the area where the pope will celeup your socks, lower your music and help with the dishes, please. I, brate Mass on August 15th. Some know you will, but beillg a mother, animal lovers have protested their I am forced to slip this in. I would removal for a one-day celebration.


Heated words have' been exchanged which moved one wag to suggest striking a medal with the pope on one side and a prairie dog on the other. Don't feei you have to choose sides. We aren't shooting these little creatures. We're scooping them up in a giant vacuum cleaner and taking them out to the prairie where they belong. I suspect they'll be much happier there than at home with a million feet tromping overhead. So, welcome to our mile high city. We schedule a IS-minute rain shower every August afternoon at 4, followed by a lovely long cool evening, so bring a sweater. We'll try to postpone our hail storms which can put a dent in you and your fun. God bless you on your journey. Look forward to meeting you.

'The right timing for prayer , By '. ANTOINETTE BOSCO

, A Catholic couple in Thomastan,-Conn., have designed and are marketing an unusual item that they hope will put new attention on the importance of prayer. Frank and Kathryn Benham, ,parents of 12-year-old Tim, created what they call The Prayer Hourglass, an artistic timepiece that some might say makes a good conversation piece. But 'the Benhams have something deeper in mind. They see the

hourglass as a daily reminder to set aside some time for prayer. Their research shows that in'the 18th century hourglasses were used in churches to time the length of sermons. Benham's venture with hourglasses began as he was leaving church after Easter Mass two years ago. "I was reflecting on the tranquility of earlier Bible times versus today's high pressure, fast-paced world ... and was struck with the importance of maintaining? daily devotions. Without daily devotions, it's easy to lose our sanity," Benham said. "I came out of the church that day," Benham recalls, "and felt I needed to do something to inspire people to take their devotions seriously." He .says the hourglass . ." ..

"was just an idea that popped into 'tpy head.;' , , ' At that time Benham was uno' employed, and feeling the pressure and pain of all the uncertainty, he. soiJght consolation and answers in prayer. One source of inspiration for him was Psalm 69:14-15: "But I pray you, 0 Lord, for the time of your favor, 0 God! In your great kindness answer me with your constant help. Rescue me out of the mire; may I not sink! May I be rescued from my foes, and from the watery depths." , His focus on prayer moved Benham to pursue his vision of the hourglass, and he began a plan to develop it. It took nearly two years before he was ready to market his hourglass. Meanwhile, he secured a new

full-time position as purchasing Benham says the hourglass is manager for a New Haven, Conn., more than "a piece of fine furnifirm. Benham credits God for the ture." It-serves "as a daily reminder new job, saying he and his wife put that we should connect with our "everything in God's hands." Lord," even if only for a few minHowever, Benham had pro- utes a day. ceeded with his plan to produce hand-blown hourglasses in wood' frames at home. The hourglass is ROME (CNS) - An Italianhighlighted by a glass panel with a stained-glass inotif: The compo- ' based peace organization founded nents of the timepieces are subcon- by priests has asked for a restructracted out, but they are hand turing of the United Nations beassembled by the Benhams at home. cause, it says, U.N, actions are Interestingly, he appears to view dominated by the United States. the project, an endeavor reflecting Military policies regarding Iraq, his 'truest values, as a sign of Somalia and Bosnia-Herzegovina growth in his life. "We've been show "the complete subordination married 20 years, and my wife tells of this international organization me I wouldn't have had the wis- to the unilateral will of the U.S. dom and maturity to accomplish government," said a statement i~足 this venture even 10 years ago," sued by Blessed are the Builders of Peace. Benham said.

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Encounters with youth are a notable part of papal style WASHINGTON (CNS) - Pope John Paul Irs 15-year reign has been notable for his numerous encounters with young people. The pontiff has sung with them, prayed with them, talked to them - whether at previous WorId Youth Days or during stops on his many pastoral trips. He has met with them at a racecourse in Ireland, a stadium in Paris, an arena in Tokyo, the Superdome in New Orleans and elsewhere. Even as a young parish priest, he devoted much ofu hisutime-to youths - teaching religion, playing soccer and leading philosophical discussions. ..Awesome," is how many youths describe the experience of being with the pope. "It was neat." "It was so moving." "A real spiritual high." In the first hours of his pontificate, the pope highlighted the importance of youth to the church. At his inauguration as pope on Oct. 22, 1978, he closed with a special greeting to them: "You are the future of the world, you are the hope of the church, you are my hope." When he meets with young people, observers say, he seems energized by those encounters.

DANCING POPE: Pope John Paul II enjoys spending time with young people, as he did at this 1986 youth celebration in Sydney, Australia, where he earned the nickname "The Dancing Pope." (eNS/ Reuters photo) "He looks younger and younger every day you are here," Cardinal Agostino Casaroli, then Vatican secretary of state, told a group of English youths at a Holy Year event in 1984. In Sydney, Australia, he was dubbed "The Dancing Pope" when he kicked up his heels to pop music. During one visit to a Rome parish he gave basketball tips to some youngsters gathered in a nearby schoolyard. He always has a message for

young people, but he listens, too. Question-and-answer periods often have been included in his meetings with youths. During his Los Angeles stop, the pontiff fidded questions from 6,200 local teenagers. The event included a hook-up to teens in Denver, St. Louis and Portland, Ore. Pope John Paul II took questions about why he travels, about his own youth and pressures he faced. World Youth Day itself is the

pope's own creation. Its roots go back to 1985, when the pope issued a 15,OOO-word apostolic letter specifically addressed to the world's youths. Later that year the pope announced his desire for a youth day observance to celebrate the faith ofyoung Catholics worldwide. His announcement came in an address at the end of 1985, the United Nations' International Youth Year. In January 1986, the Pontifical Council for the Laity, charged

with overseeing the celebrations, released details on the annual event, to be marked every Palm Sunday. That first Vatican observance set in motion an international youth event, now held every other year. For the 1987 World Youth Day in Buenos Aires, Argentina - the first youth day held outside the Vatican - the pope called on the world's youth to build a "civilization of love." _In JC1891hq>_ope went to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest corner of Spain. There he encouraged yoqths to build a better world and fortify their spiritual lives. The next international youth day was in 1991 in Czestochowa, Poland, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Poland's most important pilgrimage center. Because of the democratic reforms sweeping through many of the former communist-controlled countries, it marked the first time many youths from East European nations were allowed to attend a church-sponsored international meeting. Two years later, the pope is bound for Denver.

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World Youth Day (WYD) celebrates the faith and life of young people. It was established by the Holy Father in 1986 to focus attention on the young people ofthe Church, to tap into their enthusiasm and vitality, and to emphasize the mission of young people to evangelize their generation and contemporary society. Pope John Paulll has taken special interest in the youth of the Church: "The Church needs young people. It particularZv needs your dynamism, your enthusiasm, your passionate desire to grow, and the freshness of your faith" (Address to Youth, 1990). What is World Youth Day '93r It is an international gathering of young adults and youth cosponsored by the Vatican's Council for the Laity and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and hosted by the archdiocese of Den. ver. It is a celebration of the spirit and strength of young adults and youth in the Church. It is to include participation of Pope John Paul II. Why did Pope John Paul II choose Denverr The pope himself said he chose Denver simply because of the beautiful Rocky Mountains (he is an avid mountain. lover) and because he had never before been to Colorado. Others have speculated that many other factors were considered, including Denver's Hispanic influence,. cable industry, central location in the U.S. and between Canada and South America, international airport, youth of the city and church in Denver. What is the theme Jor World Youth Day ItJtJ3r "I came so that

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they might have life and have it more abundantly." (John 10: 10) When is World Youth Da)'! It is celebrated every year around the world. In the United States the celebration is held on the last Sunday of October. Every other year the youth of the world unite at an international celebration. In 1993, the international World Youth Day will be August i 1-15. ~-lhere .been other World Youth Days? Pope John Paul II called for annual World Youth Day celebrations in January, 1986. Other international gatherings were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1987; Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 1989; and Czestochowa, Poland, in 1991. Who will be at World Youth Dayr Young adults and youth, ages 13-30s, will travel from around the world to celebrate WYD '93 in Denver.. Groups of young people will come from parishes, dioceses, schools and Church organizations. It is expected that tens of thousands of people will be there, representing 70 countries, to pray, rejoice, celebrate and work together and with the pope. Who sponsors international World Youth Days? The event is cosponsored by the Vatican Council for the Laity and the host country's bishops, in this caSe the U.S. bishops. The Council promotes development of the laity by coordinating apostolic works, establishing a liaison between lay persons and Church hierarchy, com: piling doctrinal studies on the role of lay persons in the pastoral activity of the Church and maintaining an information center for the field. How is World Youth Day Jundedr The U.S. bishops have committed themselves to raising $4.5 million from donors, sponsors, and dioceses. In what languages will World Youth Day presentations be conductedr The catechesis will be conducted in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish, Vietnamese and Portuguese. What is theInternatiolUllForumr The International Forum is a three-day meeting that takes place immediately prior to WYD '93. Approximately 250 young adults from 70 countries represent their bishops' conferences or an international movement at a meeting that includes discussion groups, presentations about life in one's Turn to Page II



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Dioceaana'~Regiatered + Diocesan Office for Catholic Youth Ministry: 117 (88 youth, 29 adults). LaSalette Shrine: 30 (25 youth, 5 adults). Total: 147, . + Diocesan pilgrims will stay at Annunciation parish in Denver + Missionaries of LaSaiette have donated wooden crosses to be worn by pilgrims and blessed by Pope John Paul II.






Pari.hes ~sented Attleboro: St. John the Evanpliat; St. Theresa, S. Attleboro; St. Mary, Seekonk; St. Mary, NortoO;St. Mark, Attleboro FaIls. Cape Cod: Chrilt the King, M~; Corpus Christi, Sandwich; St. Elizabeth· Seton, N. Falmouth; St.Joan of Are, Orleans; St. John Evangelist, Pocasset; St. Patrick. Nlmeuth; St. Pius X, S. Yarmouth; Our Lady of Lourdes, WeUfleet. Fall Riuer: St. Stanislaus, St. lalrick, St. Anthony, Holy Name, Our Lady of Angela; St. Dominic,:&. Louis de France, Swansea; St. Bemard,Auonet; St. Pairick,SonIInet; St.. George, Westport. New Bedford: St. John the Bapti.t, St. Mary, Sacred Heart, Our Lady of the Assumption, St. Antheny; St. John Neumann, East Free· town; St. Julie Billiart, North D~. ',i Otlter: Diocesan Office for Catbllic Youth Ministry, Bishop Feehan High School, Biahop Stang Hiah School, LaSalette Shrine, The Anchor.

Denver Schedule Aug. 6: Bishop Sean O'MalIer-wiII celebrate 7 p.m. Mass for pilgrims and their families at St. Mill}" s Cathedral, FaIl River, followed by social. Aug. 8: LaSaiette Shrine grou~ by train 8:30 a.m. foUowing Mass and commissioning service-iSummer Splash event 2·6 p.m. at Cathedral Camp for diocesan youth, Conduding with commissioning of youth ministry office pilgrims. Au,. 10: LaSaiette group arri_ in Denver at noon (2 p.m. EDT). Youth ministry office group departaJrom Logan Airport in Boston 4:42 p.m. EDT for arrival at Denver's SIapleton Airport 7:20 p.m. Denver time (9:20 p.m. EDT). Aug. 11-13: Catechesis and i1lltber World Youth Day events at various sites in Denver. 12: Pope arrives at Slap1elrla Airport 2:30 p.m. Denver time. Aug. 14: Diocesans join 13·miJepilgrimage walk with World Youth Day participants to Cherry Creelt..~e Park, site of ~vening prayer vigil with pope and overnicht stay. Aug. 15: Mass with Pope Jolul Paul II 9:30 a.m. Denver time at Cherry Creek State Park. Youth Wlinistry office pilgrims depart from Stapleton Airport 6:22 p.m. to arriIrein Boston 12:22 a.m. EDT. Aug. 16. LaSaieUe group departs by tr_8:30 p.m. to arrive in Boston 4:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 17.





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Dana: she wrote the song IRONDALE, Ala. (<::NS -"It was- God who -wanted it," says Irish-born Christian pop singer Dana of the choice of her song, "We Are One Body," as the theme song for World Youth Day '93. Accompanied by a choir of 30 young people from the Birmingham area. Dana - who uses only her first name professionally - will perform the song Aug. 15 at the World Youth Day closing Mass with Pope John Paul II. It will also be featured at other events during the World Youth Day gathering. It will not be Dana's first appearance before the pope. In 1987, she sang at a youth rally in New Orleans attended by the pope and 80,OOOyoung people. "It is a great blessing to be invited to the Denver World Youth Day to sing for the pope again," she said in an interview with One Voice, newspaper of the Birmingham diocese. "The invitation has not yet fully hit me." Dana said the lyrics in the title of the song came to her when she was flying back from another U.S. youth rally. "And I thought, why not evangelize through song?" she said. "We are one body! The body of Christ! And we do not stand alone," goes the refrain. "We are one body! The body of Christ! And he came that we might have life." "I have come your Savior, that you might have life.! Thru many tears'and sorrow! Thru much toil and strife! Come my sons and daughters, I will heal your pain! Come receive my Spirit! And be renewed again," says one verse. Traveling to Denver with Dana will be her husband and agent, Damien Scalia, and their four children - Grace, 12, a member of the choir accompanying her mother; Ruth, 9; John James, 6; and Robert, 3. Her mother, brother and sister from Ireland will join them. Singing her song for the youth of the world and pope is "the most beautiful gift" she's ever r.eceived, Dana said. "It's a confirmation of my coming to America."

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"Y ou could just see the respect and love between young people and the pope. He was very complimentary to the young people and also challenging." Alice Redding, Harrisburg, Pa., World Youth Day '87 participant

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CHRISTIAN pop singer Dana, author of the World Youth Day theme song. (CNS photo) She sometimes finds it hard to believe that she and her family are living in the· Birmingham suburb of Irondale, not far from the Eternal Word Television Network, where her husband works. Dana has performed on the "M other Angelica Live" show and hosts a popular music series, "Say Yes," on EWTN. Before they moved to Alabama some 18 months ago, "my only contact with the area was two trips from the airport to EWTN to do some recordings," she said. "We~ came the third time and bought a house." Dana is a great admirer ofPope John Paull!. "It hurts me to hear criticism that he is a conservative who is out of touch with young people," she said. "If that were so, how can this attraction by the huge crowds of young people to him be explained?" The singer has great hope for the church today. Despite the "conspiracy of silence about the good that the Catholic Church is doing, we will rise above it," she said. "We are one ,body, one body in Christ."

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WIDE OPEN spaces at Cherry Creek State Park just outside Denver will be filled with pilgrims when the pope visits the site Aug. 14 and 15. The altar for the Aug. 15 Mass will be constructed at the point of land that juts into the lake. (CNS photo)

Plans at Cherry Creek State Park in Denver, where Pope John Paul II will participate in an Aug. 14 vigil and Aug. 15 Mass for youth, have called for everything from road hardening and improving trails to setting up banks of portolets to accommodate a crowd expected to be in the 300,000 range. As part of its preparations, World Youth Day organizers agreed, at the request ofthe park, to make permanent improvements at the nature site. One request that has been honored is widening a three-foot wide trail from Dayton to Perimeter Road to eight feet, accomplished by laying a road

fabric and pouring on crushed stone. The same process has been used to harden other areas of the parle, a step necessary to accommodate trucle traffic needed to maintain food, power and other services for participants at the event. Such roads will be removed after the event, unless the state wishes otherwise, and areas will be revegetated. Other improvements at the park include building bridges across dry creek areas to facilitate pedestrian traffic. In preparing the park for the event and to protect environmentally sensitive areas, World Youth Day will fence off

areas such as wetlands and "butterfly hill." World Youth Day has' done extensive research into accommodating the sizable crowd which attends such an event. In ordering portolets, for example, 'W orld .Youth Day consulted such experts Turn to Page I I

"Rejuvenating, especiaUy for teenagers who have a lot of doubts." Maureen Matthews, Washingtan archdiocese, World Youth Day '87 participant

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POlpe Continued from Page One 1992 surgery, brings him closer to the anniversary of Columbus' arrival on the Jamaican shore May 5, 1494. The Mexico stop is also a holdover from 1992. A main focus of the Yucatan stop will be the 8 million indigenous people who:;e ancestors lived in what is now Mexico before the arrival of Spanish explorers and missionaries. About a third of Yucatan's population has Mayan blood. Human rights organizations report that they are discriminated against and, especially in di8putes over land, are frequently the victims of human rights abuses. The pope is expected to acknowledge that conquest and colonization brought enormous suffering to the indigenous populations of the Amqicas. But he will also declare that he believes the church, besides bringing the great gift of the Gospel, defended and. continues to defend the rights of Indians and respect for their cultures. The Aug. 11-12 stop in Yucatan, Pope John Paul's third visit to Mexico, will alIow him to celebrate on Mexican soil constitutional reforms that have led to full Vatican- Mexicalrtdiplomatic relations. According to Vatican statistics, almost 92 percent of Mexico's 86 million inhabitants are Catholic. In Denver In Denver, tht: pope's attention will turn to thethousandsofyoung people gathered .there for World Youth Day. But his schedule also includes meetings and pastoral visits more focused on the United States and its 55 million Catholics. In what the Vatican has described as a "courtesy visit" wi~h President Clinton Aug. 12, although formal :;peeches are not planned, discussion is almost certain to touch on abortion, the health and welfare of the 'U.S.. poor and the U.S. role in Somalia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. . About 10,000 Vietnamese Catholics in the United States are expected to meet with tlie pope Aug. 15. In addition to encouraging them to preserve their faith and culture, the pope is expected to discuss the current situation in Vietnam, where despite some government concessions, full religious freedomis still lacking. The pope will also concelebrate Mass with U.S. bishops, including Bishop Sean O'Malley, before heading to the Rocky Mountains for a day of hiking and rest.

Joint effort Continued from Page One nostic radiology, radiation oncology, pathology, oncology nursing, and social service:s, as well as dietitians, pastoral care providers, home' care providers, and other' specialized support personnel. "The ne.w radliation oncology service will provide New Bedford residents with the highest quality' care, provided by an interdisciplinary team of experts in a convenient location. It is truly a joint community effort," said James Dawson, president of St. Anne's Hospital. The cost of building and equipping the new center is expected to be about $4.5 million, of which $1 million will purchase a linear ac-

SISTER EILEEN Reid, RJM, provincial superior of the United States province of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, stands with Bishop Sean O'Malley and Father Ernest E. Blais, pastor of Notre Dame parish, Fall River, at a celebration of the March canonization of Jesus-Mary foundress St. Claudine Thevenet and beatification of Blessed Dina Belanger, a 20th-century Canadian member of the'community. The celebration, which beganwith Mass at Notre Dame parish, where the community has served for many years, was attended by Jesus-Mary sisters from the II U.S. archdioceses and dioceses where they work. (Studio D photo)

What is World Youth Day? Continued from Page Eight prayer and liturgy. Personal faith stories are shared, and participants' witness to faith in Christ as lived ,around the world. The International Forum participants will be the primary people who minister at the Masses and prayer service,U events with the pope. , The International Forum preceding WYD '93 will be ,held at Regis University in Denver August 8-11,1993. . What is the N orth World Youth Day logo? The logo is a brightly colored drawing ofthe Rocky Mountains, enthusiastic people and a simple cposs. The green cross represents hope and the tree of J.ife. The off-center writing, which forms part of a globe, shows that the world is not complete until all people, are reconciled in God's love. The predominant colors," magenta and teal, were chosen for their vibrancy and Southwe~tern ',' flavor. How will participants get to Denver? Denver is accessible by plane, train, and automobile. Stapleton International Airport makes it possible for participants to fly' into Denver directly. Some participants will travel in caravans across the country in buses and vans; still others will come by bicycle or on foot. Hub cities have been setup as host sites where caravans can meet and then continue their pilgrimage together. The following dioceses have agreed to serve as hub cities: Indianapolis, Ind.; San Antonio, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Albuquerque, NM; Omaha, Neb.; Wichita and Salina, Kan.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Rapid City, SD. What will the schedule be like? co~ntry,

In the morning, there will be prayer and catechetical sessions led by a bishopand a young adult facilitator. Each group will close with Mass after catechesis. After lunch, there will be a wide selection of activities including concerts and dramatic performances, meetings 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 celerator for the radiation oncoiogy unit. The facility will be located on a I5lh acre site in North Dartmouth on which two 25,000 ~;quare foot, twostory medical buildings will be erected. There will be parking for 250 cars and about 8lh acres will remain in the natural state.

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Continued from Page 10 as Waste Management of Colorado, which provided portolets for the 1986 Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1993 Presidential Inauguration. The company advised World , Youth Day that not 'only the size and date of the August event but also the fact tha.t World Youth Day will attract a non-beer-drinking crowd should determine the numbers of portolets needed. To provide power at Cherry Creek, World Youth Day is working on a combil1lation system of power from the public utility company and diesel generators to meet the needs of all participating organizations, including media, food service and other concessionaires. To provide water at Cherry Creek, World Youth Day is working on a combination of delivery methods, including bottled/ packaged water for isolated locations, piped-in water for the bulk of the drinking water and service needs of concessionaires, etc., and trucked-in water for other needs. The Emergency Service Subcommittee organized by Arapahoe County has requested tha.t two gallons of fresh water be available for each attendant at Cherry Creek. Therefore, the total requirement for drinkable water is one million gallons, based on a 500,000 attendance figure.

with bishops, and intercultural' ing, dialogue about personal life exchanges. There also will be experiences, prayer, and retreat. opportunities for young people to Is World Youth Day only for do community service. Th,ere will Catholics? All denominations are be evening vigil services, the sac- welcome, but World Youth Day rament of penanc'e, and a special will be Catholic in foclis. Vigil Service: and Mass with the Holy Father. During free time, participants can gather in CelebraFRANCISCAN FRIARS tion Plaia at Civic Center Park and along the 16th Street Mall, in MASS AN1D DEVOTIONS . the heart of downtown Denver to to meet people and make friends from all over the world. " ST. PI~REGRINE What is catechesis? Traditionally, catechesis has been defined as FOR CANCER VICflMS AND THEIR LOVED ONES the study of the life of' Christ Every Thursday. 9:30 A.M. through scripture and Church teach. ings and the application of these to ST. LOUIS CHURCH our personal life experiences. Cat420 Bradford Avenue. Fall River echesis also can include faith shar-

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Continued from Page One know we are interested' in their ,concerns," Father Costa added. "We encourage thym to come forth on the 10th." He said St. Vincent's became interested in the camp site several, months ago when a decision 'was made to consolidate diocesa.n camping programs at Cathedral Camp, East Freetown, beginning next summer. The already existing St. Vincent's Home Corporation then undertook a study to determine the feasibility of using the camp for expansion of its, programs. Once it was deemed suitable, abutters were notified olthe plan, Father Costa said, and a meeting was held July 26. The St. Vincent's Home Corporation, he noted, was 'established in 1885 to "safeguard the mission of St. Vincent's," which began as an orphanage. Today t'he Home's mission is t.o' "provide a place for children who need to be placed outside their home and to provide a safe and secure environment where their needs can be addressed," he said. "The site in Westport is meant t.o be an extension of the services tn Fall River consistent with this mission." St. Vincent's hopes to see renovation begin at the camp by early fall, with opening of one building by Novembc~r or December. The remainder of the program would then be phased in over several months, with full operation expected by May 1994.

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ROME (CNS) - Pope John Paul 11 made an unscheduled visit to his diocesan cathedral July 28 to view the damage caused by a car bomb 12 hours earlier. After visiting the Basilica of St. John Lateran with Italian President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, the pope stopped at the Church of St. George in Velabro, the site of a second bomb blast in Rome shortly after midnight. No one was killed in the Rome bombings, but dozens were injured. Another car bomb went off just before midnight in Milan, killing five people. The pope, at his weekly general audience July 28, condemned the bombings and prayed for the victims. . Vatican spokemanJoaquin Navarro-Valls, who toured the church with the pope, said it seemed that the basilica sustained little interior -~. ',',4: but architects were still damage, ."':,~.;<. examining the structure. Before the papacy was forced to FIREMEN CHECK facade of Basilica of St. John Lateflee to Avignon, France, in 1308, ran following July 28 bombing. (CNS/ Reuters photo) the residence and offices of the pope were located in the Lateran -palace: St. John's Basilica, as the cathedral of the bishop of Rome, ranks first before all other churches in the world, including St. Peter's. The original church was built by MANILA, Philippines (CNS) news agency based in Thailand. - In a direct challenge to PresiIn a pastoral letter, the Catholic the Emperor Constantine in the dent Fidel Ramos, Cardinal Jaime Bishops Conference of the Philip- fourth century. It was sacked, but rebuilt in the ninth, burned down Sin of Manila has urged health pines branded the government twice in the 14th century and rebuilt 'workers to disobey government population policy as "anti-life" and orders and not promote contracep- offensive to Catholic principles again. The church was completely retives. and ethics. "We must obey God rather than The letter said that "the govern- .stored in the mid-1600s, and a new facade was added in the early men!" Cardinal Sin said in a state- ment itself has said that it will not 1700s. \ ment, the latest in a series of order health workers to perform Scalfaro, as well as Vatican and church attacks on the government's acts violative of their consciences 'Italian church and government ofpopulation control program. and that those who refuse to perRamos said health workers un- form such actions will not in any' ficials, said the bombings were politically motivated even though willing to implement the govern- way be punished." the two Rome targets were ment's family planning program "We ask Catholic health workers churches. could quit their jobs: to report to us violations of this "The Holy See does not conThe Philippines' 65 million pop- standing government policy," the sider the bombings to be an act ulation is the 14th largest in the bishops added. world, and Ramos has said ecoSecretary of Health Juan Flav- against the church, but sees them nomic progress will be wiped out ier said he had dared the Catholic in the framework of the political unless the country's population Church to promote natural family destabilization under way in Italy," growth rate of 2.48 percent - the planning methods "all over the a Vatican source said. Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the second-highest in Asia - is re- country, in all churches." Howpapal vicar for the diocese of Rome, duced. ever, he said, there were "no tak"When the president asks gov- ers, so I'll do it the way I want to." was out of town when the bombernment workers to resign if they Meanwhile, in Cebu City, Phil- ings occurred. His apartment, as cannot follow the government ippines, the induction of officers well as the main diocesan offices, stand on population, is that not of the newly formed Catholic Phy- are located 'in a building connected tantamount to disrespecting their sicians' Guild of the Philippines to the Basilica of St. John Lateran. The frescoed northern side enconscience, making it difficult for' Cebu chapter signaled a new church trance to the basilica, the parish them to exercise their religion?" approach. chapel nearby, the octagonal bapCardinal Sin asked. At the July 18 event, Msgr. "Does this position not take Achilles Dakay, the archdiocese's tistry building constructed during advantage of the need of the poor media liaison officer, said the or- the fifth-century reign of Pope government worker for money, at ganization of the guild is part of Sixtus Ill, the offices and the car- . dinal's apartment all sustained the same time asking the poor the church's offensive against the damage. employee: Will it be your faith or government population program. The 7th-century Church of St. your salary?" "Our own <;:atholic physicians Philippine bishops oppose the will speak on why the church [is] George appeared to have suffered government's population control against artificial birth control program because it promotes the methods. And they will do this in use of artificial birth control, re- their day-to-day practice oftheir ported UCA News, an Asian church profession," Msgr. Dakay said. MEXICO CITY (CNS) - Amnesty International has joined Mexican human' rights organizations in charging that the use of torture by police is widespread JAKART A, Indonesia (CNS) News, a Thailand-based church news agency. and unpunished in Mexico. The - A large statue of Christ government's 3-year-old National expected to be the second largest The cornerstone laying ceremin the world - is to be built on a ony is planned for Nov. 27, the . Human Rights Commission is a virtual paper tiger, say the groups. hill facing the city of Dili, East feast of Christ the King. Its recommendations for investi' Timor's capital. gating and punishing the offend1ndonesia's state-owned airline, ing officers carry no enforcement P.T. Garuda Indonesia, is sponweight, they say. 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much greater damage from the July 28 bombing. Not even the pope was allowed inside the building, and piles of rubble - once the building's facade - lay in the street. The church is cared for by the Crosier Fathers and Brothers, and the building that houses the o~der's headquarters, adjacent to the church, was also damaged in the bombing. The Crosier master general, Msgr. Lambert Graus, was hospitalized but was in good condition. None of the other Crosiers were injured. I

Mass of Reparation On July 30, faithful of the. diocese of Rome gathered in front of St. John Lateran to pray in atonement for the July 28 bombings. Cardinal Ruini said the Mass of

reparation was meant to be an occasion for Italians, "at a grave moment" in their history, to pray for their nation. "We will ask God to give us strength to confront and overcome with serenity even this trial," the cardinal said in a statement published in the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano. In a front-page editorial July 30, L'Osservatore Romano called the bombings acts "of hatred for hu- . man life and profanation against the cathedral of the pope," who is bishop of Rome. Terrorist attacks over the last three months are attempts "to hold the razor's edge to Italy" and to sow fear, uncertainty and distrust among Italians, said the editorial, signed by Mario Agnes, director of the newspaper.

House opposes China Olympics bid WASHINGTON (CNS) - The • leading contender, followed by Beijing. U.S. House has opposed China's Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J. and bid to hos.t the Olympic Games in the year 2000 because of human co-chair of the House Pro-Life rights violations that include reli- Caucus, praised the resolution. "In China today workers have gious persecution.and forced aborno rights, prisoners are tortured tions. The nonbinding resolution; and beaten, religious expression is approved on a 287-99 vote July 26, tightly controlled - some brave criticizes China for "massive viola- souls have been-martyred - and a tions of human rights" and said it vast network of gulags, filled to would be "counterproductive for overflowing with political prisonthe Olympic movement" to allow a ers, use forced labor to make goods country with suc.lil a record to host for cheap export," Smith said. "N ow China wants to host an the Olympics. Olympic extravaganza in the year The government of China "has 2000," he added. "To permit this imposed tighter control over reli- would make us party to a showgious practice and engaged in case of hypocrisy." greater repression of religion" and Smith also called China's popuhas "engaged in ongoing pervasive lation control policy "the most human rights abuses of women barbaric attack on women and and children, including the use of children - the family - in the forced abortion and iqvoluntary history of the world." sterilizations as part of China's He said religious persecution is one-child-per-couple policy," the ,ilso on the rise in China. "Many resolution said. Catholic and Protestant clergy, The 94 members of the Interna- including bishops, are in prison or ti.onal Olympic Committee are to are being harassed in some other meet in September to choose a site way," Smith said. "The Chinese for the 2000 Olympics. Sydney, government's cruelty against beAustralia, is believed to be the lievers knows no bounds."

Vatican treasures 'displa'yed in Denver VATICAN CITY (CNS) ~ church from Rome throughout Among the hundreds of tasks in- Italy, using the treasured religious volved in preparing a Denver ex- artifacts scattered and venerated hibit of Vatican and Italian art throughout the country. treasures, one big job was convincing Italian Catholics to let some of the masterpieces go, organizers said. "Sacrifice was involved because many of these works continue to be objects of deep devotion among the faithful," said Msgr. Carlo Mazza, director of the Italian bishops' office for religious tourism. The exhibit, "Vatican Treasures: 2,000 Years of Art and Culture in the Vatican and Italy," is sponsored by the Colorado Historical Society and the Youth, Church and Hope Foundation. The latter is a group tied to the Pontifical Council for the Laity, sponsor of World Youth Day events in Denver.. More than 200 documents, paintings, mosaics, sculptures and liturgical objects are part of the July' 3-Aug. 31 exhibit. The treasures come from. the eNS/Colorado Historical Sodety photo Vatican museums, the Vatican liFRAGMENT OF 12th brary, the Vatican office that oversees St. Peter's Basilica and from century Ravenna mosaic de.diocesan and parish museums picting St. Peter the Apostle, throughout Italy. which is among Vatican artThe first half of the exhibit concentrates on S( Peter -,- the man works featured in a summer and the church. The second part of exhibit at the Colorado Histhe exhibit traces the spread of the' . totY' Museiidl.'i'ii''Oenver.·


For the third s;ummer, Father William W. Norton, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Woods Hole, presents a series of thought- provoking articles, the first of which appears below. The Editor "The reason we have so much abuse in our fami lies is that we do not allow anger in our families. If rage can come O'ut, it can spend itself and be done with. It is not the hurt and hatred expressed that's the problem, rather the hatred swallowed." I read this in one of John Bradshaw's many books about anger and abuse in our society. As a pastoral person, I see how anger takes many people as hostages - in particular the children in familial systems. Parents who cannot cope with their adult anxieties and real frustrations cannotpossibly realize

the hurt they unconsciously inflict on other family members. Anger is expressed in violence, silence, alcoholism, eating disorders and drug abuse. Each of these modes of human behavior is a cry for help, but often we mistake that cry as a cry for more attention. The unheard cry for some help can result in a crime, a breaking of the law, and court intervention. What is critical is how to deal with one's anger. It seems that anger iinresolved is anger on the loo3e. And, just like an unchecked weapon, it can cause real harm. First, anger must be addressed; that is, I must find out the cause of my anger. Some adults blame God for all wrongs, but God is the answer for anger, not its cause. God leaves tis free choice and often we choose our fateful behavior. If you are angry with someone

Papal' panel suggests ways to handle pedophile priests DETROIT (CJ\JS) - A commission named by Pope John Paul II has suggested changes in church law to address ways of defrocking priests guilty of molesting children, according to Archbishop Adam F. Maida ;Jf Detroit. He was the National Confer~ ence of Catholic Bishops' representative on the commission named by Pope John Paull!. ICfinished its work in June, but no details on its suggestions have been released. The archbishop said however that consideration has been given to creating a special court to handle cases of sex abuse. The six-member commission met in Rome for four days in June, working "all day and all night," said Archbishop Maida. "We had to identify what the problems are in the United States and establish a m:ed for changes in universal church law, and make. suggestions to the Holy See," Archbishop Maida told The Michigan Catholic, Detroit archdiocesan newspaper. The archbishop said commission suggestions address aspects of canon law that have made it nearly' "a useless act" for a bishop to try to remove a priest who is guilty of child molestation. While some guilty priests agree to resign from the active ministry or to petition to be laicized, some flatly refuse' to cooperate, the archbishop said. "I n some cases a bishop could work with a priest and he could undergo a degre€: of rehabilitation and return to some form oflimited ministry," he said. But in other· cases, when rehabilitation does not work, where there is tremendous scandal caused but the priest is obstinate, the bishop is stymied, he added. "Aslong'as [a priest) is not laicized, the 'church has responsibility for you - where you live, what you do, your hea.lth, your welfare, . the whole gamut," Archbishop Maida said. He said bishops are hindered by provisions of canon law that provide for a five-y€:ar statute of limitations, define a minor as a person 16years of age or under, and leave question~ about whether the priest was acting of his own free will at the time of the offense. He discussed thOSe provisions in more detail: -A five-year statute of limita. ~~

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tions, "In many cases allegations go back 10 or 20 years," the archbishop said, so the church cannot discipline a priest for old offenses. - Determining whether the priest was acting of his free will and with full knowledge at the time of the offense. "U nder church law, before the church can inflict laicization, a person has to have committed thesc:crimes with a free will and full knowledge. But it is hard to define what the circumstances and situations were when some of these things happened." He noted that, according to some experts, "a true pedophile is considered to be sick and not'psycho~ 'Iogically responsible for his actions. So, because it is hard to define what circumstances and situations were when some of these things happ'ened, one can offer imputability as a defense." - The definition of a minor. Church law provides for penalties up to dismissal from the priesthood if a cleric sexually molests someone under 16, but there is no recourse for an offense against persons 17 or 18 years old. About possibly creating a special court to handle cases of sex abuse, he said, "There was a concern about the complicated and complex nature of some of these cases. "Bishops might consider special courts. Every diocese has its own tribunal already, but current canon law provides for the establishment of specialized courts, or interdiocesan courts." In addition to Archbishop Maida, the commission included two U.S. canon lawyers - Msgr. John A. Alesandro, chancellor of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y., and Father John V. Dolci. amore, a professor at the University of St. Mary of the LakeMundelein Seminary in Illinois. Among those representing the Vatica'n was canon lawyer Msgr. Raymond L. Burke, a priest of the diocese of LaCrosse, Wis., who is "defender of the bond" at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the church's supreme court. Archbishop Maida was nominated to the commission because of his expertise in canon law. He spent a decade helping write the revised Code of Canon Law adopted by Pope John Paul II in 1983.'

in your family, all the discussion in the world with your best friend will not resolve the problem. Seek out the one with whom you are angry and hear his or her side of the story. Remember, there are always two sides. Second, you want to seek peacl~ rather than justice. You want to be civilized when you confront your anger with another. It seems to me that diplomatic negotiations following a war are intended to insure and protect peace. To remain at war with another is to stay stuck. You cannot get out of your own way, so there is no way out. Third, anger seeks revenge or a hostile response while humble a wareness that we are all imperfect beings leaves you with a response th&,t rescues your injured person. Blaming your spouse, children or your parents is juvenile and immature, but angry adults are just that, angry children who have not grown up emotionally or spiritually. Fourth, anger can be cathartic only if it is received or heard by the person with whom you are angry. I suspect no one has ever written down the etiquette to. be followed by two people engaged in an angry argument. You have a right to express your feelings and screaming those feelings can certain~y' affect the eardrums but not alwavs the brain. Yelling is good exerci;;e for the lungs but speaking firmly is less stressful and more constructive. Swearing releases anger but one wonders if the person swearing is ignorant or whether he or she lacks the vocabulary necessary

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By Christopher Carstens A 21-year-old Marine corporal, was at the base hospital having a knee injury checked. The same morning, 'a 51-year-old retired serviceman woke up with the flu. They ran into each other in the doctor's waiting room. Nothing unusual here. But the older man was the young corporal's father, and they hadn't seen each other for 16 years. The boy's parents divorced when he was 5. Dad spent some time in jail, and the courts wouldn't let him visit the kids when he got out. Then Mom had disappeared and the young boy lived with foster parents until he graduated from highschool andjoined the Marines. He had no idea where his father _might be or even if he 'was alive or dead. Except forthat chance meeting in the doctor's office, they might never have seen each other again. This may be the beginning of a happy ending. They may rebuild their lost ties and become the best of friends. Or one or both of them may decide that so much time has passed that their lost relationship is out of reach. Who knows?' There's a sad truth here. Lots of fathersjust disappear. A fair number of men have an unexplainable capacity to. leave their families, and they never send a letter, much less money for child support. I don't understand men who turn their backs on their families. I certainly don't approve of it. But the children left behind have got to deal with it, like it or not. First, kids need to rememberand be reminded again and again - that when dad fails the family, it's not the kids' fault. Over and ,over, abandoned children have told

me, "If I just didn't argue, he would have stayed." Men don't disappear because their children don't behave. A dad disappears because he isn't mature enough, strong enough, to handle the responsibilities of being a grownup with kids. He'd rather be a teenager for a while longer, even if he's 35. I've thought a lot about what advice to give the children of disappearing dads. I'm sure this may not be right for everybody, but here are some rules of thumb. First, if you have an address for your father, even ifhe isn't making contact with you, it seems good to send a card at Christmas and on his birthday. There's no need for a long letter. "Happy birthday, Dad" is probably plenty. Even if a father isn't much good at parenting, each of us only gets one father. I think it's wise to keep contact, even if it's the slimmest little link. Unless dad writes and says, "Stop sending me those cards," keep mailing them, even if they aren't answered. , Second remember that things change. Lots of men wise up and want to renew contact with the' kids they left behind. If that happens, let it. Be a bit careful with your heart, because a man who disappears once can disappear again, but maturity and experience have enabled many a man to have a good relationship with his children even after years of painful separation. . You can't spend every day hoping a dad wilI turn up in the doctor's office. But sometimes it happens. There's no reason to make that meeting any harder by rejecting it if it comes along.

Twenty-five years And my life is still Trying to get up That great big hill of hope For a destination I realized quickly When I knew I should That the world was made up Of this brotherhood of man For whatever that means It's those crazy times When I'm lying in bed Just to get it all out What is in my head And I'm feeling a little peculiar And so I wake in the morning And I step outside And I take a deep breath And I get real high And I scream From the top of my lungs "What's going on?" And I say, "Hey, I said hey What's going on?" And I say, "Hey, I said hey What's going oli?" And I try o my God do I try I try all the time In this institution And I pray o my God do I pray I pray the same all daY' For revolution Twenty-five years And my life is still trying To get up that great hill Of hope For a destination. Written by L. Perry. Sung by 4 Non Blondes (c) 1993 by Interscope Records say. It appears to be about a I NEVER HEARD of 4 Non person who wants to change Blondes before the release of her life. the cassingle "What's Up?" I She has used the past 25 really like their sound. The years "trying to get up that combination of acoustic guitar great big hill of hope for a deswith strong female vocals is taking this song high in the charts. . tination." Likewise, she hopes that the world will change. She While I like the music, I'm not prays all day "for revolution." sure what the song is trying to



Cdilseql.!ent1y" she aw~kes .,each morning, looks at her life and our world and cries out: "Hey, what's going on?" Obviously, I cannot answer that question for this fictional person's life or, for that matter, for, anyone. However, when it comes to what is happening in our world, the revolution she prays for is occurring. Consider how our world is changing. l. More and more people are realizing that every human being is God's son or daughter. Thus, how we treat each person makes a difference. We choose to honor each person's dignity - no matter what -his or her personal creed, race, sexual preference or background. 2. More and more people are insisting that we settle personal and political disputes nonviolently. Weapons are no longer acceptable. It makes no difference if the weapons are personal, like cutting words, or the weapons of massive physical destruction. Rather, we are learning to negotiate our differences with fairness and respect. 3. More and more people are understanding our responsibility to the earth. Efforts to recycle and reuse are everywhere. We are realizing more fully how we share the planet with all of God's creatures. Thus we are committed to their well-being. 4. More and more people are , understanding that God wants their lives to be filled with joy. Thus they are taking joy in validating - their own gifts, abilities and dreams. Further, we now comprehend how one's joy leads to serving others, helping to transform our planet into God's kingdom. 5. More and more people are accepting their true spiritual natures. This recognition leads to giving up the empty pursuit of materialism. We are ceasing to use material things as a way to fill in the voids in our lives. Instead, we are turning to God and to each other for healing and guidance. This is the world and the personal life that' each of us can have. This is "what's going on." Use this day to be part of the "revolution." Your comments are welcomed by Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.

Meeting pope taught him to liv.e his faith


INDIANAPOLIS, (CNS) Four years' ago when Stephen Kostas was in Spain for World Youth Day, he stood face to face with Pope John Paul II, and the meeting, he remembers, was both unexpected and spiritually intense. While he probably won't get as close to the pope when he attends World Youth Day '93 in Denver with his family, he'll take his experience -from 1989 ,in Santiago de Compostela with him. _For Kostas, now a -senior 'at Indiana University in 'Bloomington, meeting the pope was "a direct message ... that this is the real point in life, to get involved, and not just watch life go by, to live your faith and to bring the happiness that you get from it to other people." , In Spain he was one of 10 youth representatives from around the world who received a symbolic pilgrim's staff and blessing from the pontiff, ; The, significance ~f being with

the pope in front of hundreds of "unbelievable" for the "amount of thousands of young people didn't celebrating - dancing and singing _ d,awn on him until he was right and chanting." The events of that World Youth there in front of the pontiff. "When I got there and stood in Day in Spain continue to leave an front of him, I noticed that,he has impression on the college student, "It has to do with the comthis incredible presence. He's very youthful, ami he was beaming w,ith monality between people," he energy," Kostas told The Criter- added. "We are all God's children, , ion, newspaper ,of the archdiocese we're all special, and we all need help. What we're supposed to do is of Indianapolis. help each other and share our faith "First he thought I 'was' from and God's love with others." Germany because of my red hair, Kostas called the pilgrim's staff and he said something to m'e in he received "a symbol of a traveler, German. When I said I was from of someone who travels a great America," he continued, the pope length to share his or her faith and "laughed and shook my hand and bring it to the world community." said, 'You've come a long way.' I "When the pope gave me this looked right into his eyes. The staff, he wasn't giving it to just me. whole experience was bigger than What he really wanted to do was me. Later when I thought about fashion one of these for each youth the moment, I realized that I was a because each of us has a role to symbol and it could have been play. Each of us needs to eventuanybody up there." - ally find our ministry. Serving Kostas, a member of St. Luke's other people is where we're going _STEPHEN KOSTAS with pilgrim's staff he received parish, in Indianapolis, described to find happiness. That's the only from Pope John Paul Hat World Youth Day'89. (eNS photo) the World Youth Day Mass as way I've ever found happiness."

• Bishop Connolly The Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, Class of 1993 has donated $2,000 for establishmentof a scholarship for incoming freshmen. $500 will be awarded to an incoming fn:shman (Class of '97) who submits an essay on "Leadership Qualities in a High School Student." The remainder of the funds will be put aside to help fund the scholarship over the next three years. Students submitting essays 'should bring them into the school's main office in an envelope marked "Student Government Essay" or mail it to Bishop Connolly High School, Student Government Essay, 373 Elsbree SI:reet, Fall River, MA 02720 by 2:30 p.m., Aug. 16. Essays will be judged by the existing student government. The winner will be notified by, the start of school in September.

Apostoli.: thanks Through the apostolic nunciature in Washingt.on, DC, Pope John Paul II has sent thanks to Deacon and Mrs. Maurice Lavallee and the children ofSt. Joseph's School, New Bedford, for their spiritual bouquet of prayers offered for World Youth Day. The message, signed by Msgr. L. Sandri of the apostolic nunciature, says, "His Holiness wishes you to know that he appreciates the sentiments which prompted your kind gesture and he invokes upon you God's abundant blessings."


THE'ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Aug. 6, 199J The idea for St. Clare's "HOG Wash" originated at a youth group rummage sale, said parish secretary Erna Kirsch. "We had all these kids who had gotten tired of folding clothes," she said. "We had Kool-Aid, and we had all these bikers stop by and they wanted their bikes washed." The wash attracted bikers from both coasts and Canada. All of them were generous, kind and "very patient with the kids' workman"':~~Ftl.'.2t ship," said Mrs. Weber. ":%.A', .,'.. . ' . C'" .',~' The youth group also has raised HOG WASH: Damel Webster (left), Dorothy Bennett money shoveling snow, doing yard and Jeff Kacheris hose down a Harley during a World Youth work, sponsoring candy and bake Day fundraiser at a Wisconsin p'arish. (CNS photo) , sales, selling Advent wreaths and , babysitting. Any extra funds raised will be given to a needy parish, Mrs. Weber said. St. Clare's had no active youth group until World Youth Day was announced, Mrs. Weber added. The event has galvanized the 32 MILWAUKEE(CNS)-"HOG' f\n estimated 60,000 bikers ,young people who are going and Wash!" in'l\4.ilwaH~.ecent.]y-t.ocelt:I;>:fate has given them a goal. That's what the youth group HarteY-DavidS<Jtfs 90th a~nivei~Thisis the most action we've seen from St. Clare parish in North sary. In .Ronor o(.,the occasion, th~, ..ttround here," she said. Lake called a fundraiser that helped youdtg'rou~fged $3 for Harley "\ . them raise $1,700 of the $12,000 cycles /affectionat.ely called: they need to go to World Youth "H(~bs" for the Harley Owner.s:-'Day in Denver. Gro~p-and $10-$20 for foreign modlels, said youth mj;rister Pam 0 All they had to do was scrub a few Harleys.


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D1enver: religious Woodstock?

Dolores Curran, an author and DALLAS (CNS) - On Aug. columnist on family life who resides 15, 1969, 400,000 young people in Littleton, CO, identified heroic gathered at a farm in upstate New qualities that draw young people York as part of a three-day concert to the pope even when they disfeat'lring Janis Joplin, Jefferson On dean's list agree with him. Airplane, the Grateful Dead and "Y outh is in search of heroes, Erin Hayden; of Fall River, a others. and he symbolizes security and Almost a quarter of a 'century 1991 graduate of Bishop Stang High School, ·North Dartmouth, later, the Woodstock Music and' virtues that aren't found in other heroes today," she said. has been named to the spring Arts Festival remains in the nation's Mrs. Curran said that birth consemester dean's list at the Univer- memory as a generational celebratrol, overpopulation and women sity of Notre Dame. She has com- tion of the '60s pop culture. Coming this August is another are mentioned over and over again pleted her sopho'more year, majorby young people as the kinds of ing in government with a phil- major youth event. A few hundred things they feel that the pope"hasn't osophy and economics concen- thousand youth are expected in come to accept but are realities." Denver for a celebration that some tration. are l:Outing as a "religious Wood"I think they want him and stock," featuring Pope John Paul value him for their spiritual hungers II a~, the headliner. more so than church law," Mrs. It is for the World Youth Day Curran continued. "I think they're Mass Aug. 15, feast of the Aslooking for something to meet sumption, that organizers expect these deep spiritual needs that the massive numbers. However, obviously the world isn't meeting about 175,000 young people from or their life isn't meeting." 71 nations are already signed up to Paul Henderson, director of attend next week's celebration. programming and events for World What is drawing tens of thouYouth Day, said youth are imsands of young people to Denver pressed by the pope's willingness for what is essentially a religious to tackle difficult issues, as "an gathering? The phenomenon init- adult who is willing to risk it all ially stumped the U.S. bishops, and not be swayed by current pubaccording to one World Youth lic opinion." Day organizer, who said that before Henderson, who also is assobishops could "sell" the event to ciat(: director for the U.S. Catholic the youth of their dioceses, young C.onference's Secretariat for Fampeople were telling them they ily, Laity, Women and Youth, wanted to go. attended previous World Youth When The Texas Catholic, Day events in Spain and J:loland. CHRISTINA ERWIN 0(new:;paper of the diocese of DalHe attributed their success not Portsmouth, Rn, an honors' las, asked observers and pundits to on'ly to the interaction between the student entering her senior" share their theories, responses pope and youth, but the dynayear at Bishop Connolly High focused on what they described as mism'created when young people School, Fall River, recently Pope John Paul II's engaging with similar values come together. presence and the significance of As far as what will happen in participated in the 59th annual participating in a singular, historic Denver, Mrs. Curran said, "I think Rhode Island Girls' State, event with other young Catholics. we're naive if we don't think that sponsored by the American Father Leonard Wenke, execuit's going to be holy Woodstock. of the National Fedtive director Legion Auxiliary to encourThey want to be with other youth age learning about govern- eration for Catholic Youth Miniswith a spiritual bent, but they also try, who is helping plan the Aug. want to have some fun." ment. Miss Erwin was elected 12 papal welcoming ceremony, said Perhaps Jean Seidler, a youth secretary of state during the the event's drawing power comes delegate from Modesto, CA conweeklong session at Roger from the pope's invitation. "There is a charisma about the veyed the feeling best. Williams College, Bristol, RI, "I magine the most intense [rock) POp(: that attracts young people. and was awarded the Frances The other thing that is critical is concert you've ever been to, and L. Denis Memorial award for the opportunity to be with other multiply that by a couple million dedication, enthusiasm, ver- young people from around the people, and make them Catholic," satility and sportsmanship. she said. world who share the same faith."

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (CNS) - Three Boston College faculty members will demonstrate a new process allowing users to control comput~rs with eye movements at an international confer.ence next week. James Gips and Peter Olivieri, computer science associate professors, and Joseph Tecce, a psychology associate professor at the Jesuit-run school, will demonstrate the process via videotape at the International Conference on H uman-Computer Interaction Aug. 8-13 in Orlando, Fla. The process, developed over the past 18 months, works through a series of electrodes attached around the eyes. The computer user can type messages by focusing on a cursor and moving it to the desired letters. The professors said the system, with some refinements, could ben-

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HOLY NAME, FR Father James Calnan, former paBarbara Shamblin, M.F.A., rochial vicar, newly assigned to hosM.A.T., associate professor of art· pital ministry at Charlton Memorial and chairperson of the art departHospital, will celebrate 11:30 a.m. ment at Salve Regina University Mass Aug. 22 followed by informal Newport RI has been awarded reception 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Holy this year:s Vi~ual Arts Sea Grant, Name School. .. db y t he U' . 0f a d mlmstere mverslty INTERFAI:rH COUNCIL FOR Rhode Island art department. HOMELESS, CAPE COD " Volunteers needed' information:' The $2,000 stIpend WIll allow Deacon Don Biron: 896-7823, or . Ms. Shamblin to complete a_..phOInterfaith Council, 240-9667. tographic mixed media project dealing with environmental con'LaSALETTE SHRINE, cerns and the Rhode Island shoI:eATTLEBORO line. Alan Bessette will perform in the MS' , outdoor summer concert series 6'30 s.. hambh~ s photograp,hs p.m. tomorrow. Thoseattending~ay appear In collectIons at the Addibring lawn chairs to supplement Shrine seating and are invited to son Gallery of American Art- in 4:30 p.m. Mass before the concert-- And?ve~lil}d.the-R-:iithMusel40i of In case of rain the concert .will be' ~rt In Atlanta. S!}e has exhibited held indoors. Information: 222-5410. -- h~r . large-scale. ".ot.?gi:aph~ deSEPARATED/DIVORCED " plctIng. ecolo~lcal and ~Jon-' CATHOLICS NB . mental Issues In a variety of!ibows. Support gro~p meeting 7 to 9 p.~. ""<;C-throughout New England. •'. Aug. I I, Family Life Center, N. ~artmouth; open discussion. •

Geography: Known as the "Mile High City," with a marker on state capitol steps noting the 5,280-foot level. Sits at base of Rocky Mountains in northeast central part of Colorado. Population: About 1.2 million in metropolitan area. Median .age is 33.9 years. 23% of population is Hispanic. Church Facts: Archbishop J. Francis Stafford heads the archdiocese. It encompasses 24 counties and nearly 40,000 square miles in northern Colorado. Catholic population of archdiocese is 330,000 out of total 2.4 million people. Named an archdiocese in 1941 after being established as vicariate in 1868 and diocese in 1887. History: Settled in 1858 by gold prospectors and miners. Growth spurred by gold and silver booms. Incorporated' in 1861. Distance From Major U.s. Cities: Los Angeles, 1,031 miles; Dallas, 784; Chicago, 1,021; New York, 1,794; Miami, 2,107; Washington, 1,616. ~

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The Eternal Word Television Network will provide coverage of World Youth Day events. In all, 59 hours of programming are slated for Aug. II-IS. The vast majority of coverage will be live, with EWTN being the source of most coverage, and a television pool arrangement responsible for the rest.

Dialogue continues WASHINGTON (CNS) - International Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue has entered a "new context" that opens up new challenges' and possibilities, the official U.S. Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue group said. In a statement the U.S. group, which uses the acronym ARC-USA, said recent differences in their churches'

approach to dialogue agreements have highlighted "a much larger issue" that needs to be addressed: what constitutes an adequate or substantial agreement on faith between Christian churches. It said another emerging issue is how to improve the process the churches use to respond to dialogue agreements.










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