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Draws Parallel between Supreme (ourl Decisions on. Slavery and Abortion They were both wrong. That was the thrust of comments made by Professor John T. Noonan Jr., noted pro-life advocate, on Supreme Court decisions 120 years ago permitting slavery and four years ago permitting abortion. In Massachusetts tQ testify at hearings on the Doyle- Flynn bill prohibiting use of state medicaid funds for non-therapeutic abortions, Noonan discused parallels between the two high court rulings. He spoke at a reception in his honor sponsored by the directors ()f Massachusetts Citizens for Life and held in a Waltham house owned by a descendant of Robert Treat Paine, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Among those present were Pamela Smith of Swansea, a director of the Massachusetts organization, and Wilson W. Curtis and Atty. Harold K. Hudner, also of Swansea. Noonan, a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley and a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Palo Alto, Calif., previously testified extensively at U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the constitutional protection of

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Patroness of the Fall River Diocese "Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?"

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As a contribution to the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Diocese of Fall River, the Anchor will, in the near future, begin to publish each week a history of a diocesan parish. Since there are 114 parishes in the diocese, this project will take more than two years to complete. Forms and directions will be sent to each pastor in order to update information already in The Anchor files. Because of its important historic implications, accuracy and authenticity will be essential if this project is to have validity and substance. Co-operation and understanding on the part of all are thus imperative from the outset of this diocesan work. It is felt that a set of updated parish histories will he an invaluable tool for any future definitive history of the diocese and will also assist the people of the diocese to increase their knowledge of each other's heritage. In this way, another step in building .community will be Turn to Page Seven

human life. In Boston he joined many other witnesses testifying for and against the proposed anti-abortion bill. Noting that slavery involved "a great human interest - the interest of human liberty," Noonan declared, "We have an even larger human interest -the interest of human life." The Supreme Court decisions in both matters, he said, "focusedon the issue of being a person." Slaves, he explained, were declared to be a man's property. Today there are those who call the unborn child a woman's

property, part of he'r body to be disposed of as she sees fit. Continuing his analogy of the cases, Noonan pointed out that slaves were eventually determined to be not property but human persons; in like manner, the unborn child is not simply part qf its mother's body but a distinct human person. The lawyer noted there were many sincere believers in the institution of slavery, including George Washington, who focused only on the property aspects of the matter. Similarly, legislators such as MassachuTurn to Page Seven

Labor Law Reform Backed By US Bishops' Spokesman WASHINGTON (INC) - The civil arm of th,e U.S. bishops' conference has go~e on record as backing the Carter Administration's labor law reform package. In testimony before the House Education and Labor subcommittee, Msgr. George Higgins, secretary for research for the U. S. Catholic Conference (US CC), and a longtime Anchor columnist, quoted President Carter's message to Congress on the bill, saying "the time has come to amend the (labor) act in such a way as to make it work more efficiently, quickly and equitably."

"Having worked in the field of labor-management relations for more than' 30 years, I can testify, on the basis of personTurn to Page Seven

Landmark Ruling On Schools By NC News There are no unusual reactions to a federal appeals court decision barring the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from Catholic schools: the winners are happy and the losers are not. Turn to Page Five

LITTLENECKS on the half-shell will be among gourmet delights at the country fair to be held all day Saturday at St. Mary's Church, South Dartmouth, and these are the gentlemen who're putting them on the menu: from left, Rosaire Suprenant, Richard Parsons, John Giovannini.


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ill People -Places-Events-NC News Briefs ID by controversial International Women's Year Commission, including making housewives eligible for Social Security.

Kidnapping Foiled SANTA CRUZ DEL QUICHE, Guatemala - Guatemalan government security forces in Santa Cruz del Quiche were foiled in a kidnap attempt against Jesuit Father Fernando Hoyos, when he escaped to a Protestant church after fighting the agents off for a block. Minutes before the attack, townspeople reported seeing agents in civilian garb searching the car of Bishop Juan Gerardi of Santa Cruz del Quiche.

Want Guarantees MEXICO CITY - The Catholic Center for Social Communications (CENTOS) and four other service agencies in Mexico City recently raided by police are demanding the return of their files and guarantees that they will be able to continue their services.

Role Expands VATICAN OITY-The United Nations Economic and Social Council has said that the Holy See may take part as a consultor in the meetings of all five of its regional commissions. Previously the Holy See had been a consultor only on the regional commission for Europe.

Soviet Tactics Change ROME - Coverage given his recent Moscow visit by the Soviet news agency Tass is a minor indication of changes in the Soviets' treatment of religion, said the Jesuit superior general, Father Pedro Arrupe. The priest, who visited Moscow July 1-3路 on his way to meetings with Jesuits in Asia, has recently announced he will spend two weeks in .Latin America in mid-August.

'Archbishop Lucey SAN ANTONIO - Retired Archbishop Robert E. Lucey of San Antonio died Aug. I at Community Hospital in San Antonio. The 86-year-old archbishop, well known for his work on welfare issues and his support for labor, retired in 1969.

Zaire Schools VATICAN OITY - Next month the Catholic Church in Zaire will resume management of its own elementary and secondary schools, which were nationalized several years ago, Vatican Radio reported. The step marks a significant turnabout from the Churc1l.-state ten. sions of the early 1970s.

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. RITA WARREN, Brockton, among pro-life testifiers at ~llnti-abortion bill hearings in Boston" is also organizer of a group seeking return of prayer to public schools.

VATICAN CITY - Six months after the Vatican rejected the possibility of woman's ordination to the priesthood, the issue continues to be among several critical matters watched closely by Pope Paul himself.

Threaten Priest TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras U.S. Capuchin Father Evarist Bertrand was recently given 48 hours to leave Honduras, but Church authorities said the order was rescinded after talks with government officials.

'Moral Corruption' ARLINGTON, Va. - The courts are bringing the country "to a state of absolute moral corruption," according to Bishop George W. Ahr of Trenton, N.J., who termed family life prospects in such a climate, "frightening." Bishop Ahr spoke to diocesan family life personnel at a natural family planning conference at . Marymount College, Arlington, Va.

Option Allowed More than 30 Ordinaries have announced plans to introduce Communion in the hand as an option in their dioceses, while none have made public a rejection of the practice, according to an NC News survey. Even the most vocal critic of Communion in the hand, Cardinal John Carberry of St. Louis, will permit the practice.

Morale Boosters SAN SALVADOR, EI Salvador - A flood of support messages from around the world have boosted the morale of Salvadorean Catholics facing persecution, said Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador. He said the messages match the solidarity and unity shown by Salvadorean Catholics during the continuing persecution.

Suffocating Inheritance ROME-The spokesman for the Rome diocese has charged that Italy's Communists - and especially Rome's Communist-led city administration-are trying to suffocate the Christian inheritance of Italy and Rome. Msgr. Elio Venier, director of social communications for the Rome diocese, made the charge almost a year to the day after Rome's city council elected its first Communist mayor.

Alien Legislation

ROBERT SHAFER is new music director for the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

DR. WILLIAM A. LYNCH, Boston physician and longtime pro-life advocate, has warned natural family planning workers against becoming devoted to anyone method of planning.

WASHINGTON (NC)-President Carter has asked Congress to enact a sweeping program to stem the flow of illegal aliens into the United States and to deal with the millions already here, allowing them to adjust their status and eventually become eligible for citizenship. The proposals are the new administration's answer to one of the most persistent and controversial domestic problems of the decade.

Jesuits Protected? WASHINGTON (NC)-An official of the U. S. State Department told the House of Representatives that the military government in EI Salvador has given protection to Jesuits under death threat there, but that U.S. official concern continues on the question of human rights in that country. Richard Arellano, assistant undersecretary for interAmerican affairs, was testifying febore the House subcommittee on human rights.

Warned of Pitfalls ARLINGTON, Va. - Diocesan natural family planning personnel have been warned to steer clear of several pitfalls if their rapidly growing field is to continue making headway in a society still largely given over to mechanical and chemical contraception. The warnings were issued by sevElral speakers during the Aug. 1-<4 confere~ce on natural family planning sponsored by organizations active or interested in the field of natural fertility control.

More Death Than Life NEW YORK - There were more abortions performed in New York City during 1975 than there were live births, according to statistics of the state's Health Department.

Three Years MARGARET MEALY, executive secretary, National Council of Catholic Women, says council agrees with many recommendations made

BISHOP GEORGE AHR of Trenton, N.J. says courts are bringing country to a "state of absolute moral corruption."

ROME (NC)-The Wankie, the Rhodesian magistrate's court, has found Father Maximus Gumbo, an African priest, guilty of failing to report terrorists and has given him a three-year suspended sentence, the International Fides Service reported.


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Card. Cerejeira Dead at 88

Admits 15,000 Refugees

LISBON, Portugal (NC) Cardinal Manuel Goncalves Cerejeira, retired cardinal-patriarch of Lisbon, died August 2. He was 88. Patriarch of Lisbon from 1929 until he retired in 1971, Cardinal Cerejeira was one of the mainstays of a close Church-state alliance under the 40-year regime of dictator Antonio Oliveira Salazar, which ended with the leftist "flower revolution" of 1974. Through his close dealings with Salazar, the cardinal helped bring about a religious revival in Portugal after years of antiChurch activity by previous republican governments. The alliance resulted in 1940 in a new concordat between Portugal and the Vatican, reinstating many Church rights that had been suspended in 1910 with the proclamation of the Portuguese republic. The alliance also brought pro-Church legislation such as the civil banning of divorce, repeale~ since the 1974 revolution. Near the end of his long term in office, however, Cardinal Cerejeira urged a new look at that alliance. In a speech markin his 38th anniversary as patriarch in 1967, he said that the Church should respect the state and its authorities but never become enslaved to political power. He urged the nation's religious leaders to take a more active role in promoting social justice. He was named Patriarch of Lisbon - one of the few Latinrite Sees that has the status of patriarchate because of its ancient importance - in November, 1929. When Pope Pius XI made him a cardinal a month later, just after his 41st birthday, he was the youngest car<tinal in the world.

Polish Shrine Needs Funds Rev. Robert S. Kaszynski, pastor of St. Stanislaus Church, Fall River, has been named coordinator of an appeal to be made in Polish parishes of the diocese in behalf of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doyletown, Pa. The shrine is considered the center of Polish history, culture and Catholicism in the United States and was dedicated to Mary in honor of the Polish millenium. It is visited" by thousands of pilgrims yearly. Continuing construction costs, however, heightened by inflation and investment problems, have threatened the shrine's existence and development of a National Czestochowa Trust has been sponsored by Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia and a committee of U.S. bishops. The current fund appeal is being made throughout the nation and in Polish religious communities and fraternal organizations. Its headquarters are in Philadelphia and area contributions may be made through Father Kaszynski.

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Father Pat Becomes Major Cape Summer Attraction The little girl in a wheelhair had to lift her lame leg with both hands to participate, but she couldn't resist joining hundreds of children in a footstomping singalong. It was led by Father Pat, well-known LaSalette priest and folksinger, who has become a major Cape Cod attraction this summer, drawing upwards of 1000 visitors and residents to a series of free concerts at 7:30 Tuesday evenings on the grounds of Our Lady of the Cape Church in Brewster. More formally known as Father Andre Patenaude, the young LaSalette missioner graduated from St. Jean Baptiste School in Fall River before entering . religious life, and has been composing and recording religious folk songs since seminary days. Before assignment as associate pastor at the Cape parish, he was music director at La Salette Shrine in Attleboro and often appeared at meetings and guitar Masses in the diocese, frequently with the Reconcilers, a folk group he organized. A highlight of the Cape concerts, said Ann Aboody, a Dennis resident who suggested them to Father Pat and has been handling arrangements for him; is a children's segment. In it, aided by Yarmouth mime artist Pat Holloman, the priest does action songs with the children in his audience. "People have asked if they're a trained group," related Mrs. Aboody,· "and they're amazed to hear that they're from all parts of the country, just whoever happens to come that week." Father 'Patenaude uses many of his own songs in the concerts, concluding each program with a composition he wrote especially for the series: "Come Sing an Even Song with Me." Also at the end, said Mrs Aboody, the audience joins in singing the priest's arrangement of the Our Father. "And every week," she said, "it happens spontaneously people join hands and sway together as they sing. They aren't cursillistas or charismatics,

from whom you might expect it," she added. "These are people of every faith, from everywhere in the country. It's just the spirit that Father P-at creates." The seven-week series, she said, concludes next Tuesday, Aug. 16. Cape Codders and their visitors are hoping for an encore next summer.

K of C Continues Aid to Holy See

WASHINGTON (NC) - The United States will today begin admitting another 15,000 refugees from Vietnam and Laos in an attempt to ease the critical refugee situation in Asia, Attorney General Griffin Bell said Aug. 4. The group will include 7,000 Vietnamese "boat people", refugees who left Vietnam by boat and who have been sailing around the Pacific basin in Southeast Asia, and 8,000 persons now in Thailand after fleeing Laos. The U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) Office of Migration and Refugee Services and other groups have been urging the government to aid the "boat people" for more than a year. In July, the usec and seven other voluntary agencies pledged to help the refugees when they are admited to the country. Donald Hohl of the USCC migration and refugees services said his office was "extremely pleased" at the attorney general's decision. The action, he said, will "provide for the reunification of separated families and will show the humanitarian concern of the United States for the "boat people." Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke said there will be no need for refugee camps to house the 15,000 per-

sons until they can be placed. "The refugees would not proceed to the United States until they were cleared in all respects and sponsors are ready to receive them," he said. The United States has already admitted 145,000 Indochinese refugees since April, 1975. Approximately 60,000 of them were placed in American homes through the work of Catholic agencies, coordinated by the USCC.

Holy Day Monday, Aug. 15 is the feast of the Assumption, a holy day, and as always, when such a day falls on Saturday or Monday, there is an obligation to participate in two separate Masses. The Sunday obligation may be fulfilled at a Saturday vigil Mass or at any Mass this Sunday. The feast day obligation may be fulfilled at any Mass after 4 p.m. Sunday or at any Mass on Monday. One Sunday evening Mass does not fulfill both obligations!

As Important "Morality, including political morality, has to do with the definition of right conduct, and this not simply by way of the ends of action. How we do what we do is as important as our goals." - Paul Ramsey

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themoorin~ Father Drinan: "T0 be or not to be" In 1976 the Congress of the United States enacted the original Hyde Amendment to the Social Security Act. The bill in essence barred payment of Medicaid funds for abortion unless the life of the mother was in danger. The amendment, however, was never enforced. Last fall a federal district court in New York ruled that it was unconstitutional. Last week the amendment, reintroduced into the House of Representatives, was upheld in effective voting. Congress-persons who voted for this amendment indicated that they opposed federal funding of non-therapeutic abortions. Those against the measure seemingly voted for the federal government to fund all welfare abortions. However simplistic this explanation may seem, it does highlight a very important point in its recognition of where our elected officials stand on the issue of federal funding of abortions. In this light it was more than discouraging to view the roll call vote and see the name of Father Robert Drinan as one who voted against the Hyde Amendment. Father Drinan's vote should in some ways not be too surprising, when one considers how he has reacted to this issue in the past. Yet it is certainly mote than devastating to read that a Catholic priest has as it were endorsed the proabortion movement. Naturally, Father Drinan denies that he is personally pro-abortion. Yet his voting record in Congress makes it quite clear that some confusion exist between what he states and how he votes. Dr. Mildred Jefferson, president of the National Right to Life Committee, has stated that "here is no pro-abortion congress~an as effective for the proabortion movement as Congressman Drinan." She followed this statement by saying "it doesn't make any difference how many declarations Drinan makes about how he personally feels as long as he makes it possible. Every step he takes enabling abortion to continue has greater weight than any words he may personally say about how he is personally opposed to it." Father Drinan sees no contradiction between his words and his actions. He seemingly cannot bring himself to face the reality that as a Catholic priest he has a unique position in the Congress, especially when fundamental Church teachings are at issue. U~fortunately,

By some strange machinations of legal路 jargon, he is able on moral issues to make a very real distinction between his vocation and his avocation. Present evidence indicates that he is able to do this because it is politically advantageous to do so. If this be the case, then certainly his witness value as a Catholic priest in Congress has diminished credibility. As a distinguished lawyer he maintains that whatever one's view on abortion, a law ending Medicaid benefits i~ at least an "infringement or a qualification upon the constitutional right of a woman to an abortion." Like so many others of the same political philosophy, he has very little to say about the rights of the unborn, if truly he holds that they have any rights whatsoever. Considering the source, this indeed is tragic.

Despite his claims to be an "orthodox" Catholic, it is impossible to support the position and voting record of Father Drinan on this issue. The confusion that he generates, the embarrassment that he creates and the lack of consistency that he demonstrates are sufficient reason to sincerely state that his example in the Congress of the United States is a rather poor reflection of the fidelity that he claims to the basic teachings of the Church on the abortion issue. It might be a flight of fancy, but one wonders if the Church would be better served in its fidelity to the Gospel message, if Father Drinan as a Catholic priest were not a member of the House of Representatives. Father Drinan, to be or not to be?

ph'ot.om,edita,tion Two priests concelebrate the Eucharist . . . at a large convention . . . They raise chalice and paten . . . the Bread of Life . . . and the Cup of Salvation . . . as they pray: All honor and glory is Yours, Almighty Father, forever and ever. Amen. Their words of praise . . . are reinforced in their whole bodies ... an almost tangible sense of reverence 路 . . with eyes raised . . . and hands holding up the sacramental gifts. Their attitude reveals ... the most basic meaning of the Eucharist ... It is a time to stop ... recall how good and great God is . . . and praise Him . . . thank Him ... worship Him ... "Eucharist" means "praise" 路 . . and "thanks." The Eucharist is a celebration of the reality of God ... of the ever mysterious God ... so much greater than us . . . yet so caring . . . so awesome . . . yet so attractive . . . so distant ... yet so near . . . so strong 路 . . yet so gentle. Eucharist is a special time . . . for the Christian community ... and each believer ... to praise God ... to thank Him . . . for being who He is. All honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, forever and ever. Amen.

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IElectoral College Reform By Jim Castelli WASHINGTON {NC) - The closeness of last November's presidential election helped build support for a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electo:ral College and to establish direct popular election of the pr,esident. Such an amendment deserves a dose look. For one thing, it has wide. public support - Americans favor it by a 74-13 percent margin, according to a May Harris poll. The same poll showed Catholics support such an amendment by an 82-9 percent margin. But some people argue that Catholics, nonwhites, the poor and urban residents would be hurt

by a change to direct popular election. Sociologists Seymour Spilerman and David Dickens of the University of Wisconsin have made a study of the relative power of different voting groups under the present system, and under direct election and several modifications of the direct election approach. They concluded that "the electoral clout. of large states, metropolitan centers, Negroes, Catholics, and, possibly, low-income persons is enhanced under the Electoral College. Adoption of direct election would reduce the impact of these groups on presidential politics." They noted that there is some

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disagreement over just who would win and lose in a switch to direct election. But, they said, "there are groups which have correctly assessed the implications of each arrangement and have adopted positions .consistent with their interests." They quoted 1968 congressional testimony from attorney Alexander Bickel, who said the Electoral College "causes presidential elections to be decided for the most part in the large populous, heterogeneous states, where in tum block voting whether by minorities or interest groups, is often decisive . . . The result has been that modern presidents have been particularly sensitive and responsive to minority interest." The fact that some people and groups have disproportionate voting strength under the Electoral College is not sufficient reason to change the system. Spilerman and Dickens argued. "The crucial question," they said, concerns what we specify as the relevant system within which equal representation is sought. "If consideration is restricted to presidential politics narrowly, then .large states, urban centers and ethnic minorities do indeed have greater impact under the Electoral College. "However," they noted, if the "system" studied is the whole federal government, "we find that the very groups advantaged in presidential politics are underrepresented in the U.S. Senate." Catholics make up 25 percent of the general population and 13 percent of the Senate; blacks make up 11 percent of the population and one percent of the Senate; there are no Hispanics and no poor people in the Senate. "Whether these imbalances exactly cancel one another we cannot say," Spilerman and Dickens said,- "but we do believe that the distribution of influence in the legislative branch is a proper consideration and as long as imbalances exist there, we find it difficult to justify eliminating compensatory imbalances in the executive branch." "In light of our findings," they concluded, "it would not be unreasonable for the proponents of direct election to recognize that a substantial erosion' in political influence would be experienced by urban groups, and in exchange for their acquiescence, to consider offsetting adjustments such as eliminating seniority rules in Congress, Which currently benefit rural constituencies." """.",'lllItl""'lllllllllll'II'II'.""IIIlIIII'1111111"'UllIllIlIlllllllln"IIIII>lIIIIIIIIIIIII"U".

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Tithing: Floor, Not Ceiling, He Says By Rosemary Borgert LAKE HENRY, Min. (NC) To Father David Sheldon, pastor of a parish here, tithing should be considered "merely the floor, not the ceiling, in the life of a Christian. "People who tithe are doing only the minimum of what should be expected of a Christian who says he wants to give himself completely to God," he said. Giving one's all in time, talent and treasure adds up to good stewardship, said Father Sheldon, citing God's words in the Old Testament: "The land is mine and you are my stewards." Father Sheldon has been heralding this message for 10 years to his own parishioners, to more than 100 bishops whom he has visited, and to many priests' senates and parish councils across the country. Father Sheldon is a member of the' executive board and publications committee of the National Catholic Stewardship Council, and received its recognition award in 1973. He has been preaching and promoting tithing for 20 years. In 1964, while he was pastor of the 83 families of St. Alexius Church, West Union, his parish bel;:ame the first in the United States to give 10 percent of its weekly income to the poor, he said. Five percent went to Mother Teresa of India for her work with the poor; and five percent to the Franciscan Sis-

ters of the Little Falls Community who w:orked among Indians in Peru. His present parish of 78 families, St. Margaret church of Lake Henry {rural Paynesville), gives a 10 percent weekly tithe to the Child and Seminarian Adoption Program through Catholic Near East Welfare Association., Father Sheldon gives 24 percent of his own income to the poor. "Life itself is a stewardship," said Father Sheldon. "The things we have, the things that we can become, the things that we are, are really the property of God and are merely on loan to us. We are the custodians. "It matters how we use these things because one day we will all be called to 'give an account of your stewardship, because you can be steward no longer.' " The "schizophanic steward," according to Father Sheldon's description, is one who would be willing to give of time and talent but not of money, or vice versa. "When we do that we are offering only half of ourselves, practicing half stewardships." The rural pastor's exhortation to practice total stewardship is intended for priests and bishops, as well as lay people. His proposals for arriving at total stewardship imply spiritual benefits and growth and development in . faith. The words of Scripture also promise abundant blessings. "This abundance may not be in the form of material blessings - pink Cadillacs, color TV, extra cars, and all the things we

can see and taste and smell. It may rather be in the form of 'negative blessings' - the automobile accident that didn't happen, a medical report of a benign tumor, a teenager who did not disappoint parents, less dental expenditures." Bishop Begin The late Bishop Floyd L. Begin of the Oakland, Calif. diocese was another enthusiastic proponent of tithing. In an interview for "Twin Circle" he declared, "It is my firm belief that if the poor are taught to tithe, giving back to our Lord the first fruits (10 percent) of whatever income they receive there would be no need to beg from anyone. This of course would mean that if those now living off welfare and buying food stamps were instructed to tithe, the welfare and food stamp program would become a thing of the past. "I know tens of thousands of tithers. I don't know a single need. I personally have promised perhaps another 10,000 people that if they tithed and fell into some dire need of any kind, I personally would take care of them. "Only two people have come back to me, and when I discussed the matter with them, I learned they had not been tithing. I took care of their need anyway and then I exacted from them a pledge to tithe for the rest of their lives and renewed my promise. They have not had to come back."

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Spirit Is Faithful Dear Editor: Thanks for your editorial relative to the Conference on Charismatic Renewal in Christian Churches, in Kansas City. The Lord is not dead and the Spirit is faithful. And the Lord doesn't guide us to maturity independently of our Christian brothers and Sisters. One of the most astounding gifts he has given us is one another. The out pouring of his Holy Spirit guarantees that God is with us and will guide us. St. Paul's injunction to Timothy was: "That is why I am reminding you now to fan into a flame the gift that God gave you when I laid hands on you. God's gift to you was not a spirit of timidity, but the Spirit of Power and of Love."

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Regrets Name Dear Editor: I am very sorry to read of the inauguration of the new parish in Falmouth. With all due respect to Mother Seton, why should the wonderful name of the Immaculate Conception be abandoned? Mrs. Margaret McGowan Falmouth

La Salette Classes In a program affiliated with the Natural Family Planning Center of St. Anne's Hospital, 'Fall River, La Salette Shrine in Attleboro will hold a natural family planning class at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. The session will be limited to six couples and pre-registration is required. Further information is available from Mrs. Pauline L'Heureux, 51 Woodward Ave., Seekonk, telephone 336-6349, who said that the classes will be held monthly, with future dates to be announced.

So be not afraid. Speaking for my own little but loving prayer group, each one of us are daily None So Pure communicants, better Catholics "Of all the systems of moraland happier Christians than before because "in the heart of our ity, ancient or modern, which 20th century, Pentecost remains have come under my observaa reality."~Cardinal Leon-Jo- tion, none appears to me so . pure as that of Jesus. He who seph Suenens) . follows this steadily need not, Virgina C. Williams I think, be uneasy." - Thomas Jefferson North Dighton

Continued from Page One "We are very pleased with the decision of the (Seventh) Circuit Court of Appeals," said Cardinal John Cody of Chicago, who was on the winning side. "It appears that it upholds the principle under which the Church has been operating with regard to its seminaries and parochial schools." "I am very disappointed," said Samuel Edes, an attorney for the Illinois Education Association who represented the lay teachers union at two high school seminaries in Chicago. "I'm certain the court will be reversed if the' case gets to the Supreme Court." Their comments and others followed a landmark decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled Aug. 4 that the National Labor Relations Act does not apply to Catholic schools. The three-judge federal court agreed that by assuming jurisdiction over the schools, the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB), which administers the act, violates the constitutional principle of church-state separafion. Wouldn~t

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By REV. ANDREW M. GREELEY

A snob is not merely someone who thinks he is better than everyone else. A snob believes his superiority is so self-evident that he does not need to prove it.Catholic snobs are those who think they have

You're·A Snlob If Father Greeley Says You Are made it into the larger world of secular America on the basis of their own inherent superiority to the rest of us. One kind of snob is the "Commonweal" Catholic. There was a time when ",Commonweal" could claim some grounds for its feelings of moral and intellectual superiority over the rest of us. Catholic intellectuals were few and far between. The institutional Church didn't know what to do with them, so it drove them out - or tried to. The "Commonweal" was their rallying point. But the pose of the battered beleagured elite keeping masses

of immigrant blue-collar morons at: bay has worn thin. The number of Catholic intellectuals and scholars has increased many tLones in the' past two decades. Most· find that the Church may ignore them, but has no desire to drive them out. "Common.weal" circulation has plummeted; now the magazine stands on the brink of extinction. Better die as a journal for snobs than live as a journal for the masses. One of the quintessential "Commonweal" snobs is a man named Joseph Cunneen (who also presides over an even more esoteric journal called "Cross Currents"). In a recent

issue Mr. Cunneen took out after Chicago's ethnic Catholics. Why do these Catholics 'hate the blacks, he asks, "seeking to move in or simply living a few blocks away." One wonders how Mr. Cunneen knows so much about Chicago ethnics. When was the last time he was in Chicago? How many ethnic neighborhoods did he visit? Maybe Mr. Cunneen has survey evidence? No, the survey evidence runs to the contrary. Mr. Cunneen airily dismisses such systematic data as "superficial attempts at outmoded apologetics." Then he snarls at this col-

umnist, "You and your damn facts!" I'm sorry Joe, but I thought that was where scholars started. So the question remains. How does Joe Cunneen kow about Chicago ethnics? The answer, I'm sure, is obvious. He just knows, that's all. As a "Commonweal" writer and reader, he knows that he is superior to those slobs. They have to be racists because he's not a racist. That is that. It is essential for the self-image of the "Commonweal" Catholic to believe in the inferiority of the neighborhood Catholic. Joe Cunneen is merely keeping that self-image alive.

Sihe's Fi.nally Tr,eating Other Kids Like H,er Own By MARY CARSON

Years ago, when my children were still young, I'd occasionally take care of someone else's kids. Every once in awhile I'd have a difficult behavior problem on my hands. I was' reluctant to be as strict with other people's children as with my own. - Consequently, I spent those days praying the mother would be home early, thinking that if he were my kid I'd smack him, wondering what the parents were teaching him, and proving to my own kids

By MSGR. GEORGE G. HIGGINS

(On July 28, Msgr. George G. Higgins, representing the United States Catholic Conference (USCC), testified in support of the Thompson-Williams labor bill before the House Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations. An abbreviated, slightly edited version of his statement follows.)

By JOSEPH RODERICK

September and October are the months in which we plant poppies for their showy bloom in May and early June. In fact, one of my friends calls poppies the "show-<>ffs" of the garden. The best of the species are the

that they couldn't get away with "Now that's just enough. You two stop that scrapping!" the same behavior. The little visitor gave me a It was a very unhappy situafresh answer. Years ago I would tion. Just the other day history not have touched her. Today, I started repeating itself. J.YIy lit- feel differently. I stood her up tle retarded daughter had a lit· and gave her a swat on her bottle retarded girl-friend over for to::n. Indignant, she started with the afternoon. Normally, it works out well. They visit every a second volley. I gave her another swat. Sunday for a few hours, alternaOther than some mumblings ting houses. I know the parents and the kind of job they are try-. under her breath about telling ing to do raising that little girl. her Daddy on me, they went The two girls had only been back. to playing together. But about every half hour I'd together for a few minutes when they got into a fight. I »roke it . have to break up another riot. up with the intention of separa- Each time, she'd have a quick ting them long enough to restore answer. Each time, I gave her peace, and then starting them another swat. On one occasion she on something new. The fight immediately started threatened to call the police, on again. another she was certain that I I grabed the two of them and hated her. as firmly as I could, demanded, Through the whole afternoon

I felt she was just testing me, only way to survive baby-sitseeing how much she could get ting is to treat visitors as I away with. By the end of the would my own children. Other· visit she was beginning to ac- mothers. aren't going to allow cept that she can't shout at me. their children to come to my I don't like hitting kids, par- home if they don't like the way ticularly other people's, but I I raise my own kids. decided that if my little one Besides, I wouldn't send my· was behaving badly while visit- kids to a mother who is up on ing I'd want whoever was in child abuse charges, neither charge to stop it right there. would I send them to a home In a conversation with the where there is no discipline. So little girl's mother I learned that there seems little risk of any great damage being done. she feels the same way. It would have been much She had been having trouble with the fresh answers but had easier if I had learned this years pretty well curbed it at home. sooner. But it's probably not She realizes, however, that if I too late. There may be a bit had let her daughter get away more baby-sitting between here with it, she would have tried it and eternity. Beside, I'm getting crotchety every place other than home - church, CCD, school, camp, . enough in myoid age to take any place. the attitude that those who don't After all these years I've just like it don't have to send their come to the conclusion that the kids a second time.

MSCC Supp()·rts Thompson-Williams Legislation The usee supports the provisions of the ThompsonWilliams Labor Reform Bill which is being considered by

There is no need to specify in detail the long-standing procedural problems which the present

bill is designed to eliminate. In summary, they can all be reduced to one: Justice delayed is justice denied. Or, as President Carter pointed out in a recent 'me,ssage, "legal rights have limited value if many years are required to enforce them." The President added that "While the great majority of employers and unions have abided by the labor laws, a few have unfairly abused the procedures and practices under which the board must operate." For this reason, he has called upon Congress "to ensure that our labor laws fulfill the prom· ise made to employees and em·

ployers when the Wagner Act was passed 42 years ago - that working men and women who wish to bargain collectively with th.eir employers, in a way fair to both, shall have a reasonable and prompt chance to do so. "In that way, the collective bargaining system, which has served this country well, can be strengthened for the benefit both of American workers and employers." The President's emphasis on the fact that the amendments being proposed in the present bill are fair to both workers and employers is well taken. It is unfair and inaccurate to charac-

terize it as a labor bill. As Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall pointed out during hi,; recent press conference at the White House, following the release of the President's message: ",Business also suffers from long delays while the NLRB decides its cases, and business as well as labor will benefit from the reforms that will lead to a more smoothly functioning NLRB." This being the case, I share Secretary Marshall's hope that there will be widespread support for the Thompson-Williams Labor Reform Bill in the ranks of American industry, organized labor and organized religion.

oriental poppies which grow to tremendous size if given the room to spread. In my garden I have Pinnacle, a light pink with a white center, Watermelon, a pink a shade lighter than that of watermelon, Salome, a bright orange and a number of others that are unnamed since I started them from seed. Poppies are purchased when they are dormant. Thi's means they have the appearance of a long tap root with just a nub of green attached to the top much like a withered carrot. When planting, one should dig

a good-sized hole, add plenty of manuere (very well-rotted) and then water heavily for the first few days. The more space a poppy is given, the larger it will grow. They are not by nature overly competitive plants and therefore will stay relatively com· pact planted in a crowded area. I personally prefer to keep them compact in order to enjoy the flower without having too much foliage. Poppies need very little care after they' are established and are truly perennial in New England.

The only fault I find with them is that they are rather tender when in full growth. At height of bloom a strong wind tends to knock them over and a spring rain can disfigure them for as much as a week. But given normal garden conditions they can be depended on to make a good show.

We start our seed flats, store them in cold frames for the winter and then transplant in the spring. Plants are blooming size in two years although we have found the seed does not breed true; in other words, seeds collected from one plant may result in several different varieties of flower.

Starting poppies from seed is fairly easy. The seed can be sown just about now and kept moist until it sprouts. If the seed is started in flats in good garden soil, it can be left in the flats for the winter.

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this subcommittee. While we continue to support the basic objective of the National Lahor Relations Act of 1935, we fully agree with President Carter, who has endorsed the present bill, that it is time to amend the Act in such a way as to' make it work "more efficiently, quickly and equitably."

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Continued from Pa2e One setts' Governor Dukakis focus only on "rights of poor women," failing to mention rights of "poor babies." "We are not going to achieve our victories solely by power," said Noonan, emphasizing the importance of education as well as the necessity for self-knowledge. He also reminded his hearers that abolitionists learned the wastefulness of fighting among themselves, and urged pro-lifers not to engage in "factional fighting." Hyde Amendment In other pro-life action, Joseph A. Califano Jr., Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, has ordered an end to federal funding of abortions for welfare mothers. Califano's move came immediately following District Judge John F. Dooling's Aug. 4 decision to vacate a restraining order which had blocked enforcement of what has become known as the Hyde Amendment, passed by Congress last September. The Hyde Amendment was struck down by Judge Dooling the day it was to take effect, and had remained unenforced while legal battles raged about it.

Enforcement of the Hyde Amendment means HEW "will provide federal financial participation in the cost of abortions only where the attending physician, on the basis of his or her professional judgment, .has certified that the abortion is necessary because the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term," according to Califano. "The legislative history of the Hyde Amendment however, makes clear," Califano said, "that the amendment does not bar funding for certain medical procedures. Specifically, the conference committee report interpreting the Hyde Amendment states as follows: 'Nor is it the intent of the conferees to prohibit medical procedures necessary for the termination of an actopic pregnancy or for the treatment of rape or incest victims, nor is it intended to prohibit the use of drugs or devices to prevent implantation of the fertilized ovum." Letter Writing Readers In diocesan news, there was apparently a good response to a plea in last week's Anchor that readers write to their state senators and representatives, urging them to vote for the Doyle-Flynn bill. One Fall River woman said she added to her letter's request that her legislators make Governor Dukakis aware that thousands of Massachusetts citizens were "horrified" at his pro-abortion stance and would be likely to keep it in mind when considering his candidacy for re-election. Seekonk Clinic As the Anchor went to press, abortion rights advocate William Baird was scheduled to speak at a public hearing in Seekonk on whether the town should permit erection of an abortion clinic. Opposition to the clinic has been well organized but to the present little sentiment has been expressed in its favor.

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Histories

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Continued from Page One achieved through the sharing of knowledge. We live in one of the oldest settlement areas in the American nation. During the bicentennial, our region certainly was in the spotlight of national atten~ tion. Few of us, however, realize the interesting history of the Catholic Church in the same area. In the total process of historic development we seem to feel that we can separate various threads from the fabric of our social evolution. This, of course, can. not be done. The life of the Church is the life of God's people in the full circumstances of their living. The Catholic Church has had a most interesting history in Southeastern Massachusetts. By concentrating our efforts on the history of each parish here, we .........; hope to bring many colors and BRINGING OUT the animals is a daily and very pop- shades of this history to life ular chore at MacDonald's Farm, part of Cathedral Camp, for our readers. As we make remote preparaEast Freetown. Mark DeCosta, Dighton; John Ventura, tions to celebrate the 75th anniTaunton; and David Adamides, New Bedford, do the hon- versary of our diocese, in 1979, ors for a rooster, a baby goat and a reluctant calf. Registra- we wonder what the future will tions close tomorrow for the last period of the diocesan bring to the life of the Church day camps for the boys and girls, which have had one of in our part of the vineyard. We will never, however, be able to their most succesful seasons. understand our future unless we know what has happened in our past and what is taking place in our present. Continued from Page One History, after all, is the story al experience, that the unnecof man. Church history is the essary delays and the weaknessstory of man ;in his pilgrim es of the (National Labor RelaThe voting list on the Hyde tions) Board's (NLRB) remedies, journey to God. We will better Amendment, reintroduced dur- referred to by the President in understand this journey if we ing the current session of Con- his message, have, in many in- know where we have been. Each ress and passed Aug.2 by the dustries, seriously hampered the day this diocese faces the chalHouse, shows that six Massa- right of workers to organize," lenges of this journey. As we take new roads, new difficulties chusetts representatives voted said Msgr. Higgins. present themselves for us to in its favor and four against. "The organization which I overcome. We will never know House Speaker Thomas P..0' represent strongly supports the how to overcome these obstacles Neill of Cambridge, as is tra- provisions" of the labor law reunless we have a firm and sure ditional, did not vote and James form bill, the USCC official said. knowledge of the many roads A. Burke of Milton, ill and unThe Administration's bill we have traveled in the past. able to be present, recorded The Anchor staff, in cooperahimself in favor of the meas- would streamline the procedtion with the 75th anniversary ures used by the labor board in ure. conducting union representation committee under the coordinaVoting for the measure were and unfair labor practice pro- tion of Rev. Ronald A. Tosti, Margaret M. Heckler, whose dis- ceedings and would strengthen looks upon this undertaking as trict includes Fall River and the sanctions against employers a positive step in helping all Taunton; Edward Boland, Spring- found in violation of the labor the people of the diocese to unfield; Silvio Conte, Pittsfield; act. derstand their rich historical Joseph Early, Worcester; Ed- Organized labor estimates that heritage. ward Markey, Malden; John 57 days from the filing of a petiIn this way. it is felt that a Moakley, Boston. tion until the actual election is renewed spirit will be created in Opposed were Father Robert currently required for the simp- which we will be able to grow F. Drinan, S.J., Waltham and lest uncontested election. If the and develop. The project should Fitchburg; Michael Harrington, election is contested, it takes the also be of assistance to the many Beverly; Gerry Studds, New board an average of 275 days who daily move into this area Bedford and Hyannis. Paul to decide the issue, acording to from other parts of the world Tsongas, Lowell and Lawrence. labor figures. . and the nation. From the newest settlers on Cape Cod to the latest arriving urban immigant, we are a diverse and unique people. By sharing in our diocesan newspaper the history of this diversity we hope to contribute to the building of a united and harmonious community.

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First Woman Advisor WASHINGTON (NC)-For the first time a woman has been named as advisor to the U.S. delegation to Rome for the international Synod of Bishops, which opens Sept. 30. She is Sister Marielle Frye, a member of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart and assistant project director for the National Catechetical Directory, a document of policies and guidelines for religious education now being prepared by the U.S. bishops. Sister Maria de la Cruz Aymes, a member of the Society of Helpers and a leading catechetical expert, has been named to the Synod staff itself.

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OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTIQN Schedule effective June 25 thru Sept. 4 Masses: Sunday-7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 AM. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:30 P.M. Daily-7:00 and 9:00 AM. Confessions: Saturday--4:15 - 5:00 P.M. SANTUIT

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ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST Masses: Sunday-7:30, 8:30, 9:30,10:30,11:30 AM. and 5:00 P.M. Saturday Eve.--4:00, 5:00 and 7:00 P.M. Daily-7:30 AM. Confessions: Saturday-3:00-3:45 P.M. and 6:156:45 P.M. PROVINCETOWN

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ST. BRENDAN, a 36-foot leather boat, arrives in Boston Harbor after crossing the Atlantic from Ireland. Its skipper, Timothy Severin, at right, wanted to prove that a similar trip could have have been made by the sixth-century Irish saint, making him the first to reach tne New World. (NC Photo)

Were The Irish I=irst? 'BOSTON {NC) Timothy Saverin admits that his more than year-long voyage from Ireland to Newfoundland in a boat made of oxhides doesn't prove that a sixth-century monk, St. Brendan, actually reached North America a thousand years .be-

fore Christopher Columbus. But, he says, "it is certainly possible that he did. He reached Greenland certainly, and he may have made it to America." Severin, an English historian, and his crew set out May 17, 1976, from Dingle, Ireland, in a

36-foot curragh, a leather boat like St. Brendan's, in an attempt to verify the legend of St. Brendan and his epic voyage of about six years. The story of St. Brendan called the Navigatio Sancti

Brendai Abbatis or the Voyage of the AbbOt St. Brendan was recorded more than two centuries after his death by an Irish monk who worked from oral tradition and possibly texts now lost. Many modern路day historians have belittled the claims of those who believe in St. Brandan's voyage, noting the medieval tradition' of mingling fact and fancy. Severin, 36, and his three crew members arrived in Newfoundland June 28, 1977, and considered their point proved. From there they had the curragh shipped by freighter to Lewis Wharf in Boston, where it arrived July 15. Auxiliary Bishop Daniel A. Hart of Boston, representing Cardinal Humberto Medeiros, greeted the crew at Lewis wharf and offered a prayer of thanksgiving for a safe voyage. Today 120 manuscripts of the Navigatio exist - a mixture of tales of miraculous narrow escapes on the one hand, and accurate descriptions on the. other. The descriptions concern icebergs, glassy calm seas, and days when the sun did not set at all. The latter part, especially, was dismissed by people' who had never been north of the polar circle, where in the summer the sun indeed never sets. "We encountered at least seven episodes that were absolute carbon copies of episodes related in the Navigatio," Severin said. "It is more than a coincidence." Severin got assistance from, among other organizations, the

British Leather Institute, which organized a task force to study the problem and inadvertently helped the credibility of the Irish monk St. Brendan. After studying the problem of how to prepare leather to withstand such a long voyage, the Leather Institute recom路 mended that Severin should tan his oxhides in oak bark and that he should waterproof the leather hull with a mixture of ox tallow and wool grease, That, as it happens, is what the Navigatio says St. Brendan did. Severin believes that the successful completion of his voyage will cause a younger generation of historians to leave the library for practical tests of long-studied early texts. "The texts have been chewed to death by people sitting at desks," he said. -'I think you're going to see a lot more of this." The English historian, who has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Oxford and who studied at Harvard, has traveled down the Mississippi River from its source and followed in the tracks of Marco Polo across Asia.

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NEW YORK (NC)-Pope Paul VI has named retired Bishop Edward Swanstrom an assistant at the pontifical throne for his many years as executive director of Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The bishop, now retired, was informed of the honor by Archbishop Jean Jadot, apostolic delegate in' the United States.

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OUR LADY OF FATIMA, NEW BEDFORD "Time to Run," a color film starring Ed Nelson, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at the parish hall on Tobey Street. Admission will be free and refreshments will be served.

ST. JOSEPH, IIAIRHAVEN A country fair will be held from 9 a.m. to dark Saturday, Aug. 20 on the rectory lawn, with parking available on the . church lot. Among attractions will be food, baked goods, games, Llsed furniture, a flea market, puppet show, pony rides, live 'a:nimals, clowns and a "photo: man" to take individual and group pictures. Rain date for the e,vent will be Sunday, Aug.21.

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ST. MARY, SOUTH DARTMOUTH The sixth annual old-fashioned country fair will take place beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday .on the parish grounds and continuing throughout the day and evening. Activities will begin with a fire engine ride and conclude with a mamoth auction, with two used cars and a canoe among hundreds of new and used articles to go on the block. Also a drawing will be held for a $1000 cash award. New features will include a skateboard contest and a chilo dren's "tattoo" booth. Other highlights will be games, rides, a penny candy and fudge shop, handicrafts, a country store and a farmer's market offering fresh flowers, plants and homebaked items. Entertainers will include the Dartmouth Community Adult Band, the SMYLE band, St. Mary's Singers, puppeteers, magicians, dancers and trained dogs. Seafood, Portugue'se specialties and such favorites as pizza, corn on the cob and french fries will be served throughout the day. Heading a large arrangements committee is David Roderick Sr. ST. MARY, SEEKONK The Women's Guild requests donations of large grocery bags and empty picture frames, to be used in preparations for its an路 nual Christmas sale. They may be left in the sacristy.

ST. ELIZABETH, EDGARTOWN The annual parish art fair will take place at the rectory on Main Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19 and 20. Works by Island artist David Brown, watercolors by 'Renee O'Sullivan, handcrafted jewelry by Mrs. Morris Drogin and handcarved birds by W. J. McChesney will be among special attractions and homebaked pastries will be available. Mrs. Flos Morgan is general chairman. ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER A triduum honoring Blessed Maximilian Kolbe will begin today, with special prayers before and after each Mass today through Saturday. An incense burner and vessel givE:n to the parish by the Richard Ernst family in thanksgiving . for the influence the parish school has had on their family life will be dedicated next Saturday night in honor of Blessed Maximilian. The sacred vessels are handcrafted of cast iron to symbolize his concentration camp martyrdom. The Men's Club will meet Sunday, Aug. 14 following the evening Mass. HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER New choir members are sought and may contact Father William Campbell at the rectory. Rehearsals are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning the Thursday after Labor Day, and the choir sings at 11:15 a.m. Mass each Sunday.


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year it is clear that ability to '~pay" has no relationship to the outcome of cases. From my own experience, the same is true of tribunals at other levels. Few marriage cases are exactly the same, no matter how similar they appear to the outside observer. You and the author you are reading apparently assume the Jackie-Aristotle marriage was approved and blessed by the Catholic Church. This was not the case, since his divorce from his former wife was not recognized by the Church. (In fairness to them, however, it should be said that the marriage laws 'of the Roman Catholic Church differ in this matter from those of the Eastern Orthodox Church to which Mr. Onassis belonged. It seems that according to his church he was free to marry Mrs. Kennedy.) As for Cardinal Cushing, there is no record, to my knowledge, that he '~allowed" her to enter the marriage. He merely noted that only God knows who is a sinner and who is not, and that the occasion called for an exercise of "charity, love, and mutual respect and esteem." That's still good advice. (Questions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen c/o The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River,Mass. 02722.

The Parish Parade ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET Father Robert A. Oliveira, newly ordained for the Fall River diocese, who served as a deacon last year at St. John of God, will offer a Mass of Thanksgiving in the parish at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. A reception for him will follow in the church hall. Final Christian Doctrine class registrations for new students and Confirmation candidates will be held in the rectory form 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 28. OUR LADY OF ANGELS, FALL RIVER The parish feast begins tomorrow and will continue through Sunday. Parishioners are asked to volunteer their assistance in the various events connected with the observance, and all members of parish organizations are requested to participate in the procession to take place at 1 p.m. Sunday. A raffle will be held during the celebration with prizes of a television set and cash awards. SACRED HEART, FALL RIVER Young people planning a parish youth program will meet Thursday, Aug. 18. Parishioners are invited to attend games of the CYO baseball team, which has won its last 16~ games. The Linden Club will begin a new series Sunday, Sept. 4. Prospective members may join now.

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Are Goods Good for Us?

Ownership in Perspective' By Father John J. Castelot How would you like to have God for a landlord? The Israelites did, in a very real sense, even though the analogy is not perfect. Yahweh was the Lord of the land, which was as a result the Holy' Land, the "land the Lord possesses" (Jos. 22, 19). This was the ultimate basis of the sacredness of the land, the tribal territories, and, by extension, the private property of families and individuals. It was also the basis of certain limitations on ownership which were designed to curb excessive, inconsiderate selfishness. For instance, landowners had to leave some of the grain and grape harvest in the fields, and passers-by had the right to satisfy their hunger while walking through a field or vineyard. A yearly tithe was collected for the Levites, and every third year for the poor. Private ownership of property, then, was a sacred right and, at the same time, a sacred trust. This explains why law, and custom made such careful 'provision for the protection and continued possession of family property. The sociological ideal was

that everyone should live "in security, under his vine or under his fig tree" (l Kgs. 5.5). This worked fairly well in a simple society, but with monarchy came also an increasingly complex bureaucracy and sharp class distinctions, based mainly on wealth. This brought about the breakUp of family properties to the advantage of greedy and powerful landlords who preyed on the poor. It was inevitable that people, especially the poor, would fall upon hard times. This was forseen, too; one could always turn to a fellow-Isralite for a loan, and the law strictly forbade lending at interest (Ex. 22, 24; Dt. 23, 20). This again was designed to prevent a person's losing his property. For even in this humane arrangement, collateral was usually required as assurance of repayment. If interest rates were to make repayment all the more difficult, then the borrower ran an increased risk of forfeiting his collateral, of losing his property. Unfortunately these laws, too, were often disregarded, and unscrupulous lenders gouged their fellow- Israelites with exTurn to Page Thirteen

Interconnectedness By Msgr. Joseph M. Champlin

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Last winter I was hard at work in Rome preparing several talks to be given the following weekend to 25 married couples in the United States. My preoccupation and my hopes for the upcoming experience spilled over into the homily I preached that day at Mass. Just prior to my departure, one of our theological students left me this note: "You spoke about 'setting people on fire' for the Gospel in your homily yesterday and of your excitement about the forthcoming weekend. I was moved .by your enthusiasm and spirit and wanted you to know I will be praying for you and the couples. For that purpose I will fast for 24 hours as well as offer my attendance at Mass and the holy hour for the success of your efforts. Perhaps these will help in a small way to have a reluctant couple allow Christ to enter their lives." His promise of prayer and penance touched me and I shared the letter with those married - couples during that weekend. Several months later, back here in Italy, this same student was about to leave for a somewhat similar weekend. The day before, I received a lengthy note from a couple who heard my presentation in the United States. The wife included this message: o

"We will be thinking about you next weekend. David and I have put a lot of thought into how we could give you moral support and have decided that we will try to fast for at least one of the days of your weekend. We will also be praying for someone during that Sunday morning. David is already checking the time difference so we can be very precise. (This meant prayer from 3:00-6:00 a.m. their time.) "I remember vividly on our own weekend how you told us one student in Italy was praying for a couple that might be "hesitant.' That was I and it was almost like he was talking to me right that moment." Such prayer and penance for others has become a standard feature of intense short-term spiritual experience like cur路 sillos, marriage encounters, teenage search weekends and Life in the Spirit charismatic prayer seminars. After I had finished such a weekend as part of the presenting team, I received a note from a couple completely unknown to me living in Bristol, Con. "Our hearts and prayers are with you this very special weekend . . . Our family candle is burning for you and we pray your love may burn as brightly as its flame. We are sleeping on the floor both nights for the success of your weekend. In Christ's love Turn to Page Th\rteen

By Father Alfred McBride The rise in real estate prices dramatizes the notion of ownership of property. Young couples wonder if they will ever be able to purchase their own land and home. And if this be true of the middle class, what is the case of the poor? The prophets accused the rich of owning so much land that nothing was left for the poor. Social critics today accuse the wealthy of mismanagement of the economy to the point where even the middle class is finding it hard to own goods and property. Jesus preached and practiced evangelical poverty. Francis of Assisi renewed the interest in such a view of ownership. But generally speaking, this ideal has rarely been embraced. Religious orders take a vow of poverty, but own vast tracts of lands and buildings. The individual monk or nun may not own, but collectively the group owns more than anyone of them would' ever possess in another form of I:fe. Jesus said that the rich will get more wealth and the little the poor have will be taken away from them. Marx said that the rich get richer and the poor get children. That is the origin of the word proletariat, the group with lots of "proles" or c:hildren. The perennial concentration of wealth and possessions in the hands of a few has s.purred movements to redistribute wealth and property. This was the platform of the "distributist" movement in England. This is also what Stalin tried to do in Russia and Mao Tse Tung in China. Whether it be the shooting of the Czar in Russia, the beheading of the king b1 France or forms of violence ranging from hanging to stabbing, the revolution of the poor will almost certainly take violent shape. The popes of the last 70-odd years have tried to take a more reasonable and non-violent approach to the question of justice for the poor. The great social encyclicals of Leo XIII, Pius XI and Pius XII, the justice and peace encyclicals of John XX,III and Paul VI are attempts to offer the world a faith-informed and peaceful strategy for coming to terms with the problems of poverty, work opportunity, ownership, financial survival and just distribution of wealth for all people. The free world today seems to be caught between an obsessive drive to grow and some possible limits of growth. The e::lergy crisis is but one way of bringing this to everyone's at~ention. It may be that the struggle over oil' will lead to yet another world consuming disaster. Billions are poor. Compara-

"CONCENTRATION OF WEALTH and possessions in the hands of a few has spurred movements to redistribute wealth and property." Peasants march to Mexico City to protest land reform inequities. tively few are rich. One third of the world goes to bed hungry every night. Countless millions do not even know what it means to own property, let alone have a decent wage. In the midst of all this misery comes the word of

Jesus to the rich man, "Go sell all you have and give it to the poor. Then come and follow me." The sickness is immense. The cures are complex. But cure we must. Our future survival depends on it.

How to Use Material Goods By Dave McGill Who can forget those hilarious comic books about Scrooge McDuck, the trillionaire miser and skinflint, who went swimming every day in a gigantic vault of money with depth gauges that meaured sometimes 100 feet of coins and bills? A caricature of Dickens' Ebenezer Scrooge, Walt Disney's character was not unlike the rich fool Spoken of by Jesus in Luke's Gospel. This man stored grain in more and more and bigger and bigger barns, but then died before he could enjoy it. In relating this story, Christ said, "A man's life is not made secure by what he owns, even when he has more than he needs." This point is made all the clearer in the story of the rich young man: "I have kept all these (commandments). What more do I need- to do?" he asked Jesus. "If you wish to be perfect," Jesus answered, "go and sell what you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." This reply, as related in Matthew 19, rocked the young man back on his heels. We are told that "he went away sad, for he was a man of great wealth." This parable has made more than a few people hesitant about a total Christian commitment. Some arguments one hears are: "I can be a good Christian, in spite of what Christ 'said, without giving up all my possessions."

"In those days, there wasn't nearly so much in the way of worldly goods to give up." "Back then, Jesus was physically present and able to be followed in the flesh." "Why should I give to the poor? What with welfare and food stamps, I see them buying better food than I do at the grocery store." "Treasure in heaven won't buy the things I need to make me happy here on earth." "I know I can't be perfect anyway, so I'll just keep my worldly goods in proportion to my imperfections." Do these responses make sense? Can we reconcile our路 wealth with the masses of poor around us and elsewhere in the world? I think we can, and that the answer lies in the word stewardship - we are responsible for the goods entrusted to us in this life, but we do not own them. God is the owner and we are His stewards. We will be held accountable for what we did, with these goods while they were entrusted to

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Let's face it - everything we own is a gift from God - our thou,ghts, time, talents, treasure. Wasting our time or thoughts, failing to develop a talent that could be shared, not making the most of an opportunity are as bad as the misuse or hoarding of money. It is spiritually uplifting to develop . a sense of stewardship about all that God has given to Turn to Page Thirteen


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How to Use Material Goods quoted. It is the LOVE of money, not just money itself, that is the root of all evils (I Tim. 6, 10). This "love" is what was tearing at the insides of the rich young man; it is also what caused the rich food to hoard his life away. I have a friend, Joe Flanagan. who literally followed the Lord's admonition to the rich young man. Joe gave up a successful business in Louisiana 10 years ago to come to Atlanta to work with the poor through the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He has路 been a -tremendous influence on thousands of people, showing them by example how to bring the material goods part of life into an overall Christian spirituality.

Continued from Page Twelve us. It is exciting to pray about the use of our time, talents, associations, and thoughts, as well as our use of our money. Those of us who are parents have the greatest treasure. How we develop these special gifts from God is more important than all the monetary treasure in the world. After acknowledging that God is the owner and we are the stewards of our possessions, it is good to distinguish between "needs" and "desires," and also to properly proportion the categories of making, spending, sharing, and saving. It is also helpful to prayerfully decide where our "surplus line" is the amount beyond what we feel we need to have in order to live. effectively and properly provide for our families. Continued from Page Twelve There are hundreds of referPrayer, and especially fastences to money in the Scrip- ing or sacrificing for others in tures, and perhaps the most this fashion, seemed to lose fafamous is nearly always mis- vor with many Roman Catholics during the past decade or so. Lawn Festival However, these enthusiastic The 21st annual lawn festi- movements , without any parval for the benefit of the Sisters ticular impetus from the official of St. Dorothy will be held this Church, clearly have resurrecSaturday and Sunday at Villa ted those practices. Moreover, Fatima, 90 County St., Taunton. this truly spontaneous, grass With hours from 2 to 6 p.m. roots development has exerted Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, an enormous impact on many booths will include penny sale, persons, including myself. The baked goods, religious articles, illustrations above are typical white elephant, handmade arti- examples of what is happening cles and refreshments. in the lives of countless individSunday's attractions will also uals or families in the worn! offer games, pony rides and a today. disco show presented by RichIt echoes the best of our reard Ferreira. Parking will be ligious traditions. Givi'ng up available at the Taunton Mem- some of this world's goods for orial Skating Rink in the rear another, or for others, does lead of Villa Fatima. us closer together in the Lord.

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Ownership in Perspective Continued from Page Twelve cessive interest rates (Ez. 22, 12). Often enough, the only collateral a poor man had was a garment, a cloak or a pair of sandals. In itself it was worthless, but it was a symbol of the person of the debtor himself. If he failed to repay, he lost not only his shirt but 'himself; he was enslaved to work off his debt. Again the law came to the rescue, at least in principle, with the institution known as the Sabbatical Year, during which an Israelite slave had to be set free, including those enslaved for non-payment of debt. However. this seems to have been a rarely and realized ideal; and the same

is true of the even more liberal Jubilee Year (every 50th year) during which fields and houses alienated in one way or another were to revert to their original owners. All of this legislation, nevertheless, points to the high regard in which the right to private property, not to mention the dignity of the human person, was held and protected. The New Testament was no legislation of this sort (it is not a legal code), but it not only reflects the same respect for property rights and human dignity but puts ownership in a higher perspective and more than suggests that there are values which take precedence over the material.

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AS POPE PAUL VI approaches his 80th birthday, he . continues his heavy schedule, meeting with thousands of pilgrims from all parts of the globe as well as with world leaders. Here he greets President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. (NC Photo)

Celebrations Will Mark 80th Birthday of Pope VATICAN CITY (NC) - What do you give a Pope for his 80th birthday? Vatican officials are coming up with an answer to that question as Pope Paul VI prepares to celebrate his birthday Sept. 26. Papal birthdays are usually nonevents, marked only with a very private celebration by a pope and his closest associates. 'But not so an 80th pontifical birthday. Since World War II, the Church has solemnly celebrated the birthdays of two papal octogenarians. Pius XII turned 80 March 2, 1956, and John XXIII marked his four score Nov. 25. 1961. On March 1, 1956, the Vatican post office received 300 pounds of greeting cards, 14,000 telegrams and 180 pounds of letters congratulating Pope Pius. A special series of Vatican stamps was issued and a church and student hostel were dedicated in Rome in honor of the birthday of John XIII in 1961. Both ,Popes received the homage of dozens of special diplomatic missions, sent from various nations. Special solemn Masses were celebrated in the presence of Church and civil dignitaries in St. Peter's Basilica for both Popes. The future Pope Paul VI celebrated the solemn Mass for John XXIII's birthday, with his predecessor presiding. For Pope Paul's birthday, special ceremonies are also beIng scheduled. For his 80th birthday, 80 artists will present 80 works of art in his honor, according to Vatican sources. Festivities will start on the eve of the Pope's birthday with a televised Mass from St. Peter's. Famous boys' choirs from various European nations will sing. The 200 bishop-participants in the world Synod of Bishops, opening Sept. 30, are expected to offer their own birthday pres-

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By The Dameans IT'S SAD TO BELONG Met you on a springtime day, you were minding Your life and I was minding mine, too. Lady, when you looked my way I had a strange sensation, Darling, that's when I knew that, It's sad to belong to someone else when the right one comes along, Yes it's sad to belong to someone else when the right one comes along, Oh I wake up in the night and I reach beside me Hoping you wiD be there. But instead I find someone who believed in me when I said I'd always care. So I'll live my life in a dream world for the rest of my days. Just you and me walking hand-in-hand in a wishful memory, Oh I guess that's all that it could ever be. Wish I had a time machine, I could make myself . Go back until the day I was born. And I would live my life again and rearrange it So that I'd be yours from now on. Written by Randy Goodrun Sung by England Dan and John Ford Coley Famous Music Corp., Ironside Music, ASCP. This is the story of a guy who regrets who he is with now because he is sure that somebody new is the right one, and he feels this way because he had a funny feeling, a strange sensation when she looked his way. The nicest thing you can say about a guy like that is that he's a rat. It appears that he is married - he belongs to the one who believed in him when he said he'd always care and now he says it isn't true any more. The guy is looking out fa r himself. He doesn't care about the one he made promises to. This' is a sad song, not so much for the guy's sake but for all those people his life touches. They are bound to get burned because he really ~an't love anyone. When he says he's in love, it's just for now until something better comes along. Even when he talks very convincingly about building a time machine so he can start life again and be hers from now on, you get the feeling that before too long there will be someone else who is "right" and the pattern will repeat itself. If a lesson can be drawn from this song, it might go liIte this: Don't belong too soon to anyone. Be patient as you learn the things you have in c ammon and the things you differ on. Such an approach will not guarantee love but it wHl certainly prevent people from rushing into relationships bas~d simply on funny feelings and strange sensations.

At CLC New Orleans Meeting Representatives of Bishop Connolly and Bishop Gerrard high schools,Fall River, and of the Fall River Young Adult Christian Life Communities are in New Orleans attending the eleventh biennial national convention of Christian Life Communities (OLe), taking place through Sunday at Loyola University. Theme for the meeting is "Gifted in the Lord: Ministers in His Kingdom" and area delegates include three faculty members and 10 students from Bis-

hop Connolly and one representative from Bishop Gerrard. Five members of the young adult unit are also in attendance. The CLC is an outgrowth of the 400-year-old Sodalities of Our Lady and is an international organization with world headquarters in Rome and U.S. offices at St. Louis University, where Rev. Paul Roy, SJ, formerly a Bishop Connolly High School faculty member, is national CLC moderator. National episcopal moderator for the organization is Bishop Louis Gelineau of Providence. Director of New England eLC activities is Daniel Lebrun, a Taunton CCD coordinator. National CLC vice-president is Brother Theodore Letendre, FIC, guidance director at Bishop Connolly.

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Upon return from the New Orleans meeting the area delegates will prepare for attendance at a Summer Institute of Christian Action to take place at Our .Lady of Providence Seminary, Warwick. Attendance of Gerrard and Connolly students at the latter event is expected to be heavy. .

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I received a phone call this week from a rather frightened young lady. She said it frightens her to read opinions contradicting the divinity of Christ. She said, "It seems to take the ground right out from under nle. I don't want to hear it. I don't want to talk about it." To her and others I would say, take heart and do not be blown about by every wind. Remember the Easter words, those IElrge words, overflowing with meanings we do not always c.)mprehend. Christmas words, Easter words, extravagant words. When our imaginations soar above and beyond the usu,al, the predictable, the controlable, and the pedestrian. Hang o:n to this! Who but Christ gave us that special meaning we find in rebiirth and renewal at Easter? Who can look upon the fact of Christ and not see that he is "lnore than"? It is God through Christ who has given meaning to our existence. Our lives are continually being influenced by him. There's that extra dimension tel the life of Jesus which sets it apart from aU others. For two thousand years the event, the significance, the concern with that life has not waned. We know that he was not powerful a8 the wQrld measures power, nor successful as the world measures success. But he was more acquainted with grief and that is one of the reasons why he reaches us. The inauspicious way he died breaks our hearts. It seems that the world, even today, cannot stand a man who is "too good." Luke tells us, "Assuredly, that God hath made this same Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ," That really turned the world upside down! It takes sight which is more akin to insight to believe that

what has been cast down has really been raised up; that what the world rejects is really destined to be the head of the corner; that what is weak, at last, is the power by which the pre-

spare for all of us, if we but hang on; if we stop thinking that we are brighter and smarter if we listen to every Tom, Dick and Harry who comes down the pike. I don't mean that we should close our minds, but let us not drown ourselves in that which is of no help to us at all. Let us not allow the doubts of a mere handful of humans take over. We do not live by doubt - but by faith! Who else but Christ can say to us, "You take my life and I will take your sins!"

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tensions of this world will come tumbling down; that what looks like the end is only the beginning; and what is obviously death is amazingly - life! Who knows why people don't leave Christ alone. Maybe they are being tempted by their own "personal devils" to continue to poke and pry. Maybe they want stones turned into bread, forgetting that man does not live by bread alone. Sure, they need bread to live, but Jesus knew there was something else, something that has nothing to do with the' ability of the earth to produce enough. Christ continues to bother people as no other has. Maybe the too-technical mind cannot accept divinity because it cannot prove it. The world we live in does not know how to believe as a child any more because it seems to have left childhood behind - forever! Even the children are no longer children. Like the miracle of tha loaves, there is enough faith and to

ST. CASIMIR, NEW BEDFORD A large committe headed by Rev. Casimir Kwiatkowski is making arrangements for the annual festival to be held tomorrow through Sunday on the church grounds. Polish and American foods, varied booths and music will be among attractions offered. ST. PATRICK, WAREHAM The annual fair is scheduled for this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the church grounds. A magic show for children will be presented at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and other features will be home-baked foods, handcrafted gift items, plants, and a white elephant both. Chowder will be on the refreshments menu. ,

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A Privation "Evil as such, is not a reality in things, but the privation of a particular good." - St. Thomas Aquinas

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Honors For "Father Pat" Next Sunday St. Anne's Junior Baseball League fields at Forest and Osborn Streets, Fall River will be rededicated next Sunday in honor of Rev. Rene Patenaude, OP, an assistant at Sainte-Anne's Church and prime force in the organization of the league.. Details of the dedication program were being formulated at press time. . The tearful disappointm~nt of three youthful parishioners at at their failure to "make" the Little League baseball team for which they had tried out triggered founding of the league, which got its official start in the spring of 1956. A year earlier, "Father Pat," as he is affectionately known in St. Anne's parish, touched' by the tearful trio's disappointment, started the wheels in motion towards formation of the league. After giving the matter some thought, he appeared at a meeting of St. Anne's Fraternity, an organization of former students of the parish school, and made a strong appeal for its support in organizing the league. Pointing out that one of the purposes of the fraternity was to help the youth of the parish, Father Patenaude stressed that this was a way in which they could give that help. Receiving enthusiastic support, he then proceeded, with the help of fraternity members and other parishioners, to find a field suitable for the purpose at hand. The matter of rental fees for privately owned fields posed a problem. A parishioner who had been a standout with earlier parish Cya baseball teams, suggested converting the large schoolyard

south of the spacious St. Anne's School, at Forest and Osborn Streets, into the desired baseball field. With the help of· volunteer workers, donated equipment and material, and some $3,000 of the organization's money, the field was ready for dedication ceremonies and St. Anne's Junior Baseball League was officially launched in the spring of 1956. The league has always operated "in the black" and each year makes a token donation to· the parish. Nevertheless, it has not been unaffected by the trend of families moving to the suburbs, resulting in reducing the parish from 3,0000 families in 1956 to approximately half that number today, plus the drop in enrollment at the school from 1,200 in 1952 to 300 presently. The growth of other recreational years has also had an effect on programs and facilities in recent years. However, it does not appear to be in jeopardy and will continue to operate as long as there are enough youngsters who want to play and enough adults. willing to volunteer the time and effort required to assure its continued operation. The league is baseball league in the country. believed to be the only in-parish Rededication of its field next Sunday in honor of Father Patenaude is a well-deserved tribute to the priest whose initiative has brought joy to the hearts of so many youngsters through 22 seasons of baseball. Aware of the pride St. Anne's parishioners take in their parish, it is my own belief that the Junior Baseball League will go on for many more years.

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