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Does just war theory apply in Gulf crisis? Yes, says By Liz Schevtchuk WASHINGTON (CNS) - President Bush's comments on placing American troops in Saudi Arabia to preserve peace echoed moral ideals reverberating down through the ages. For some 1,500 years, Christian just war theory has sought to apply civilized restraints to decisions about uncivilized war. The theory has often been ignored however, as the bloodied pages of history reveal. Just war principles were relevant when the Roman Empire crumbled and remain so today "because people still go to war and you still get questions about when and if it is legitimate to defend by military force innocent persons against unjust aggression," said Gerard F. Powers. Policy adviser on East-West affairs in the U.S. Catholic Conference Office of International Justice and Peace, Powers said that the theory "provides important rules by which to measure the justness of how a war is being fought." According to Bush, the United States sent a U.S. military force to the Middle East "to deter further Iraqi aggression" and to "stand by her friends," as well as to reinforce

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use of non-military options to end the crisis. "Does it fit the just war criteria?

NCCD head asks for prayers The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, devoid of provocation or any justification, poses a severe threat to international peace. The international community, using the designated instrumentalities of the United Nations, has responded through the use of multiple sanctions against Iraq. President Bush has asked for prayers at this time. As president olthe NeCB, I urge prayers for peace in the Middle East, continued international cooperation to protect both human rights and peace, and prayers for the members ofthe armed forces and their families in our country who bear a particular burden and responsibility at this time. -Archbishop Oaniel E. Pilarczyk President, National Conference of Catholic Bishops

I would say yes," said Robert T. Hennemeyer, USCC director for international justice and peace, of the U.S. approach. "America does not seek conflict. The mission of our troops is wholly defensive," Bush said. He asked Americans to back his decision "to stand up for what's right and condemn what's wrong, all in the cause of peace." The cause of peace looms large in just war theory. Promoted by St. Augustine of Hippo in the fifth century, the just war theory holds that use of force is acceptable for certain restricted reasons. Church teaching has held that "the Christian has no choice but to defend peace, properly understood, against aggression," the U.S. bishops noted in "The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response," their 1983 pastoral letter. It is the 'how' of defending peace which offers moral options. "The church's teaching on war and peace establishes a strong presumption against war which is binding on all," the pastoral stated. At the same time, it added, the church has carefully considered "when this presumption may be overridden, precisely in the name Turn to Page 10

K of C parley tackles life issues SAN ANTONIO (CNS) - At their convention in San Antonio

ST. JOSEPH'S Oratory in Montreal, Canada, one of three major pilgrimage sites in the province of Quebec, has its origins in this small chapel on Mount Royal. For more on the spectacular shrines of Quebec, see pages 8 and 9.

last week, the Knights of Columbus spent much of their time talking and hearing about life issues. And much of that talk centered on the upcoming pro-life public relations campaign to be launched by the U,S. bishops with funds donated by the Knights. Msgr. Robert Lynch, general secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops-U.S. Catholic Conference, called abortion "the equivalent of a moral civil war" in an Aug. 9 talk to the Knights. Speaking of the public relations campaign Msgr. Lynch said that "we must have the finest state-ofthe-art communications profes-, sionalism at our disposal" in the battle over abortion. The campaign's four aims, he said, will be to "reawaken the hearts and mind of the public especially Catholics - on the issue of abortion;" "strengthen the Catholic Church as a major opinion leader on the issue and in the movement;" "position pro-life as a viable public policy position;" and "set the stage for a pro-life revitalization."

New York Cardinal John J. O'Connor, in remarks delivered Aug. 7, compared the bishops' hiring of a public relations firm for the campaign to the invention of the printing press. Until the printing press was invented by Johann Gutenberg in 1454, Bibles were not available to the general population. "What if the church had said 'no' to the use of the printing press?" Cardinal O'Connor asked. "That was a communication system then. Our Gutenberg at present is called Hill and Knowlton," the firm hired by the bishops. NCCB-USCC spokesman Father Kenneth Doyle told Catholic News Service Aug. 10 that the "openended" campaign will cost "in the neighborhood oP' $3 million, which the Knights pledged shortly after Cardinal O'Connor announced in April the bishops' intent to launch a campaign. The Knights also pledged $1 million in in-kind services for the campaign, and passed a resolution during the convention to explore the possibility of collecting volunTurn to Page 10


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AT THE Diocesan Council of Catholic Women-sponsored "Evening on Cape Cod with Bishop Daniel A. Cronin" Aug. 9 at the Tara Hyannis Hotel, from top: Bishop Cronin, DCCW diocesan moderator Rev. James F. Lyons (left) and Cape district moderator Very Rev. Edward C. Duffy welcome guests; Peg Noonan and Madeline Wojcik of the DCCW greet the bishop; old friends meet; Claire Blondeau, a 16-year-old student from Dreux, France, makes a new friend. She is staying for a month with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Waring of Sacred Heart parish, Fall River. (Kearns photos)



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SI. Kilian (continued) 8:45 am Mass 10:00 Mass 11 :15 Mass 2:30 pm Benediction, Rosary 3:00 Depart


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La Salene Shrine 947 Park St Anleboro, MA Mrs. Murray 401-737-5234 6:00 pm Rosary 6:30 Mass 7:00 Talk


SI. Michael 270 ocean Grove Ave Swansea, MA 7:00 pm Mass 7:30 Talk 9:30 Exposition, Benediction



SI. Mary's (continued) 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, Talk 3:00 pm Depart

SI. Mary's 330 Pran St Mansfield, MA 339-2981 7:00 pm Mass, Exposition 9:00 Benediction

Notre Dame de Lourdes (continued) 9:00 am Mass 3:00 pm Exposition, Benediction. Blessing of the Sick

Notre Dame de Lourdes 529 Eastern Ave Fall River. MA Gene Hubert 673-5656 7:00 pm Mass, Blessing of the Sick, Exposition 'til

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Holy Family (continued) 7:00am Mass 9:00 Mass 11:30 Mass 2:00 pm Holy Hour, Private Prayer


St Margaret 141 Main St Buzzard Bay, MA Mrs. Duff 759-7281 7:30 pm Mass 8:00 Talk, Rosary

SI. Jean Baptiste (continued) 9:00 am Special Mass Choir, Rosary 3:00 pm Depart

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WEDNESDAY Holy Redeemer (continued) 8:30 am Mass 10:30 . Benediction 11 :00 Depart

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SI. James 233 County St New Bedford, MA Mrs. Whittaker 993-4976 5:30 pm Mass 11 :00 Benediction

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SI. Kilian 306 Ashley Blvd New Bedford, MA Rose Mello 994-3766 5:00 pm Procession 5:15 Mass, Talk, Rosary


SI. Anthony (continued) 8:00am Mass 10:00 Rosary 1:00 pm Rosary 2:30 Depart

SI. Anthony 126 School St Taunton, MA Mary Leit 822-2219 6:00 pm Mass 7:00 Holy Hour

SI. James (continued) 9:00 am' Mass 2:30 pm Benediction, Rosary 3:00 pm Depart


SI. Theresa of the Child Jesus (continued) 7:00 am Mass 2:00 pm Mass 3:00 Depart

Holy Family 370 Middleboro Ave East Taunton, MA 3:00 pm Procession 4:00 Vigil Mass 'til 6pm 8:00 Holy Hour, Rosary, Talk


St. Mary's (continued) 9:00 am Mass, Rosary 4:00 pm Depart, Mass, Farewell

SI. Mary's 385 Central Ave Seekonk, MA 7:00 pm Mass, Rosary



Talks noted above are conducted by Louis Kaczmarek, custodian of the International Pilgnm Virgin statue, who lectures on the importance and timeliness of the message of Fatima and the prophecies.

Pilgrim Virgin to visit 17 churches here The international Pilgrim Virgin statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be in the Fall River diocese from Aug. 26 through Sept. 15, visiting 17 churches in all areas of the diocese. The statue will also be at LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro, the four diocesan nursing homes, a convent and a prison. It will be accompanied in all

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His journeys are sponsored by the World Apostolate of Fatima, formerly known as the Blue Army, which has international headquarters in Fatima, Portugal, and U.S. headquarters at Washington, N.J. The Pilgrim Virgin statue was carved from cedar by Portuguese artist Jose Thedim according to a description of Mary given by Sister Lucia, one of three children believed to have seen the Virgin in 1917 at Fatima. After being blessed at Fatima in 1947, the statue came to North Americ'a and has since toured most of the world. The schedule above lists the diocesan locations to be visited by the statue. Kaczmarek will speak during each visit and all are welcome to attend. Names and telephone numbers on the schedule are those 'of parish contact persons.

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Archbishop Marino-., . admitted to psychiatric unit ATLANTA (CNS) - Archbishop Eugene A. Marino was placed in the psychiatric unit of a hospital Aug. 9, Atlanta archdiocesan spokesman Father Peter A. Dora announced Aug. 10. Archbishop Marino, 56, has been in seclusion since he resigned as archbishop of Atlanta in July. In August it was revealed that he had been involved in a two-year affair WHAT'S THIS picture about? We don't know either, but with Vicki R. Long, a 27-year-old you and we will find out in next week's Anchor. single mother and former singer. Father Dora declined to say where Archbishop Marino was hospitalized. "This is simply for the protection of his own privacy at this moment," he said. "We anticipate that he will be there longer than just a few days," problem is that the church "deWASHINGTON (CNS) - His he added. mands celibacy but does not eduforthcoming book on priests, celiAt a Mass in the Atlanta bacy and sex "is not anti-priestcate for it." cathedral Aug. 12, Bishop James hood, it's not anti-celibacy," author What provoked controversy in P. Lyke, apostolic administrator A. W. Richard Sipe told Catholic Sipe's paper in Boston were his since Archbishop's Marino's resig- News Service Aug. 13. figures on the percentage of sexunation, asked the people of the ally active priests. Sipe said he estimated that archdiocese to respond to the events among 1,000 priests he interviewed He said the figures were not shaking the Atlanta church with over a period of 25 years, at any based on surveys or demographic faith and with prayers for the given time about 50 percent were studies, but on counseling work archbishop and others involved. with about 500 priests from 1960 practicing celibacy and 50 percent Referring to the day's Gospel were not. to 1985, on discussions with another reading - in which Jesus walked 500 in workshops and seminars . He emphasized that· his work on water and Peter joined him but was not a survey of priests in over the same period, and on began to sink until Jesus pulled general, as some news reports counseling with about 500 nonhim up - Bishop Lyke said, "We depicted it. priests who were lovers of priests pray that, like Peter, who faltered A former Benedictine monk, now. or victims of abuse by priests. and whose faith momentarily weak- married and a family therapist and Of the priests interviewed, he ened, Archbishop Marino will teacher. of psychology at Johns said: reach out and grasp firmly the out- Hopkins University in Baltimore, - At any given time about 20 stretched hand of Christ." Sipe received international news percent were involved in an ongoAbout 500 people, representing. coverage for a paper he delivered parishes throughout the archdio- Aug. 11 at the American Psycho- ing relationship with a woman or in a series of relationships with cese, attended the cathedral Mass. logical Association convention in women. It had been scheduled as an intro- Boston, in which he summarized - Another 20 percent were homoductory Mass for Bishop Lyke as the research in his book due out in sexually oriented, and about half archdiocesan administrator before September. of them were sexually active: the archdiocese was rocked by the The paper criticized the church - Some 20 percent were involved revelations about Archbishop for an "underdeveloped and immain patterns of autoerotic behavior Marino. ture" approach to human sexualAlthough Bishop Lyke did not ity and was widely reported as indicative of sexual immaturity. - About 6 percent were sexumention Ms. Long by name in his challenging the church's rule of . ally attracted to children or adohomily, he urged people to pray mandatory celibacy for priests. lescents, although not all acted out "for all the other persons" involved. But in a telephone interview, their inclinations. "We withhold our hands and our Sipe emphatically denied that he Father Kenneth Doyle, press hearts from no one," he said, considers celibacy itself detrimenrepeating the words for emphasis. tal to the church. He said his chief Turn to Page 10 After communion Bishop Lyke invited questions and spent about half an hour responding to people's concerns about the archbishop and the controversy.

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themoorin~ A Needed Awareness At one time cities and towns maintained so-called TB hospitals for tuberculosis patients but in recent years, with advances in medicine and more effective public health measures, it was thought that this killing disease had been all but eliminated from our social order. Few even recalled that in the 1930s it was a leading cause of death in the United States. Today all that has changed. Spawned and nurtured by AIDS, homelessness and drug and alcohol abuse, TB is once again emerging as a significant threat to public health, with the nlimber of reported cases in this country steadily increasing over the past five years, especially in urban areas . .Most experts link the rise in TB to the AIDS epidemic, a logical connection when one considers that TB is a frequent concomitant of malnutrition, homelessness or crowded living conditions and high-risk lifestyles, circumstances also often found among AIDS patients. Although tuberculosis can almost always be cured by medication, epidemiologists estimate that more than half the cases in this country go unreported. Untended, half such patients die within two years. TB is being found especially among inner-city blacks and Hispanics and in shelters for the homeless. In the latter environment, lack of ventilation, overcrowding and a dearth of medical facilities add to the problem. What makes the new epidemic ofTB even more critical is the fact that hitherto unknown strains of the disease are proving formidable adversaries for doctors and public health experts who, indeed, were caught off guard by the whole situation. In 1980, in fact, the American Thoracic Society declared that TB had become so rare, routine skin' tests for its presence were no longer necessary. Thereafter, to save money, many school systems dropped TB detection programs. Now, with 10 million new TB cases diagnosed annually worldwide and with our worsening situation in the United States, awareness ofthe situation is growing in medical circles. But the public does not as yet share this concern. It often seems that the good Lord needs to jolt us from our complacency and in this case public health authorities should take the lead in arousing awareness of this ancient and now revived threat to the general wellbeing. City schools, especially in areas such as our own diocese, where there has been heavy immigration from poor countries where TB is endemic, should restore testing of all entering students. In areas where the problem exists, facilities for TB patients should be reactivated. And those who treat AIDS patients andl or substance abusers must realize that in some areas up to 50 percent of such persons are also carrying the tubercle 路bacillus. In short, all of us should be concerned about this mounting threat to our communities. Anyone can be exposed to TB at any time and for that reason alone we should be willing to support all public health initiatives with regard to control and treatment, even if a tax increase is involved. Above all, we must insist that every citizen has a right to health care. There should be no discrimination with regard to TB, more especially when its victims may also be suffering from AIDS, alcoholism or the effects of drug abuse. The Editor


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Civil rights, pro-life clash SALT LAKE CITY (CNS) - A noted female Harvard law professor says Americans' emphasis on civil rights has made abortion "socially divisive" while the drive for complete freedom causes "neglect of responsibility for self and others." Mary Ann Glendon, .who won the 1988 Scribes Book Award for her "Abortion and Divorce in Western Law" and who has taught at Boston College School of Law, recently gave the third annual Msgr. McDougall Lecture at the Salt Lake City Cathedral of the Madeleine. Ms. Glendon, who writes and lectures in the United States and Europe on comparative law, property and legal theory, said the rights revolution had "caused a major transformation in the country over the last 20 years." This transformation has influenced "both the role of courts' and judges and the way we talk about controversial issues," she said at the lecture named for the late Msgr. William McDougall, cathedral rector and editor of the Intermountain Catholic, the diocesan newspaper. Such phrases as "right to life, right to privacy, right to die, women's rights and children's rights," she said, resulted from the revolution. "The principal language used in public to discuss what our rights really are is becoming dysfunc-

tional," she said. "It reflects absolutism; it eliminates cooperation and coalitions and it masks our interdependence. "It's a language that neglects the elderly, children, caregivers and child-raisers. Where did we learn to think that way?" she asked. "It comes from the unusually great influence of the legal profession," she answered herself. More controversial than whether flag-burning is a right is the abortion issue, she said, especially when it's tagged with terms like "abortion rights." "The abortion issue has become socially divisive for us," said Ms. Glendon. She said, "N 0 European statutes go as far as Roe v. Wade, which permits abortion into the second trimester of a pregnancy, 路and in some cases, even into the third. Europeans find that shocking." . The United States is awash in confusion that is affecting individuals, churches and governments, she said, "and the chilly winds of anti-Catholicism have arisen with the publicized decisions of bishops in California and New York." San Diego Bishop Leo T. Maher denied communion to a candidate for the state legislature who had taken a "pro-choice" position in television advertising. Brooklyn Bishop Thomas V. Daily asked Gov. Cuomo not to speak in parishes of his diocese because of his

abortion stand, but later amended that simply to ask him to refrain from speaking on that subject. She said that if pro-life, conservative Catholics are to be elected "the goal of maximum legal protection [of the unborn] must be pursued incrementally." Quoting Edmund Burke, she said politicians need to reach a consensus but first must take the' lead in building consensus. "The case against abortion can be made by referring it to men and women of good will, not specifically to Catholics or religious," she said, adding that "Catholic public officials should build new coalitions, especially with American women. The Roev. Wade decision promotes irreponsible male aets." She said the pro-life movement had "dropped the ball over and over again by failing to promote efforts to protect born life. And the churches should promote social change that welcomes and supports motherhood and children. Motherhood right now is a highrisk occupation." . Ms. Glendon said the results of the sexual revolution, with development of birth control pills and devices and the French abortioninducing drug Ru-486, "are played out in women's bodies" and promote abortions if an unborn baby is not the desired sex. "Who's being weeded out?" she asked. "It's not the boy babies."

Joining the "in" cr'owd Dear Dr. Kenny: 111 be starting at a new high school in the fall. I hate it. Kids my age are so cliquish, so groupy. I don't want to be a loner like I was last time I moved. I want to be "in," one of the girls. How do I break the ice? -Indiana You are so right. If only parents knew how close and tight teens are with each other they would not take every grumpy teen mood so personally. Parents would realize that they are no longer the .center of their teen's world. Other teens are. Teens band together. They are loyal to each other, much more so than adults. Most would never narc on another, even if they disliked the person. Teens are generous to one another, exchanging clothing, even jewelry. They remember one another's birthdays with costly gifts.

By Dr. JAMES & MARY KENNY And they form tight groups. After receiving your question, I asked a group of teenage girls what to say. They responded by outlining the six different groups or classes of teens at our high school. The "preppies" are going to college. They study some, dress nicely and even occasionally act nice to outsiders. The "snobs" won't say hi to anyone. They are snooty, often lazy and generally rich. The "jocks" are athletes and hang out together, partly because they are always practicing for some sport. The "hoods" are scum. They

Over 60 inactive priests explore return to ministry SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (CNS) - More than 60 priests who left active ministry have inquired about returning, and at least five will begin the process in September, according to the director of a new program. Father John Gray, p.rovincial of the Missionaries of Holy Apostles in Cromwell, Conn., told The Catholic Observer, newspaper of the Diocese of Springfield, ·that since the program was announced in March he had been contacted by many inactive clergy from the United States and Canada. Asked to describe the typical inquirer, Father Gray said: "Write any kind of fictional story about someone who left you want. I have a real man who would fit your description." Father Gray said that some inactive priests to whom he has spoken left ministry as long as 20 years ago. Some "realized that they had made a mistake the next day" while others had more complicated stories, he said. Some married invalidly and have been divorced while others never attempted marriage, he said. Father Gray said he was pleased by response to the_program despite limited publicity. He has postponed a national advertising campaign until he sees how many of the priests to whom he has talked will complete the application proceQure by fall. Since the program is new, he said, it seems best to enroll no more than 10 or 12 priests the first year. An inactive priest wishing to enter the program needs sponsorship by the bishop or religious superior under whom he ministered, and must also complete an extensive application form arid submit a letter of recommendation from the pastor of the parish in which he lives, Father Gray said. Participants will receive an average of two semesters of academic updating and spiritual renewal at My Father's House, a Moodus,

Conn., retreat house owned by his . order, Father Gray said. The program will be run separately from Holy Apostles Seminary, which specializes in delayed vocations, although it will draw on the seminary's faculty. Father Gray said that the program, believed the first in the nation, was developed at the suggestion of Bishop Daniel P. Reilly of Norwich, Conn., who is chancellor of Holy Apostles·Seminary. "Bishop Reilly was aware of a retreat director who had been successful in helping many men to return," Father Gray said. "He asked us to develop a program that would include theological as well as spiritual renewal." If the demand is sufficient, Father Gray said, other seminaries would start programs for returning priests. How many priests might return? "I don't think anyone has the foggiest," he replied.

drink, do drugs, act tough apd steal your stuff. They frequently wear ratty clothes. Cross them and you may get in a fight. The "nerds" are kind of dopey. They are harmless, a little bit weird and often play up to teachers. The "nodes" are nothings. You hardly seem to notice them. If you aren't in any other group you might be.a "node." The girls also gave me three suggestions for getting "in." I. Act like the group you want to belong to. Do what they do. If you want to be a "preppie," study and join the extracurricular clubs. If you want to be a "jock," go out for sports. . 2. Be a clown. Everyone likes to laugh. If you are funny you don't


threaten anyone and they will let you hang around. 3. Find a friend who is "in" and who shares your interests. Have her to your house for an overnight. Get some pizza and a video. She may invite you to go with the group next time. There you have it from my experts. Good luck. Reader questions on family living or child care to be anwered in print are invited by the Kennys; 219 W. Harrison St., Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

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Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick of Newark, N.J., a member of the 12-person Commission for the Study of International Migration and Cooperative Economic Development,. said it was "clearly evident" that either the United States would "have to be open to help in the development of the economies of our neighbors and willing to receive products from them" or be ready to receive many of their citizens.

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JOHN J. DIETZEN Q. A recent conversation I had with a youn~ Catholic girl disturbed me greatly. The subject was abortion. The young woman expressed that, while she knew abortion was "morally wrong," ifshe ever became pregnant, or if any of her friends

Abortions to escape parental wrath became pregnant, she would choose (recommend) abortion. When I asked this college-bound woman why, she responded, "Because my parents would kill me or make me feel so bad I would want to kill myself." Her parents happen to be very active supporters of the pro-life movement. This made me stop and wonder how many other young women faced with similar circumstances are recommending or having abortions, knowing the religious consequence, to escape the wrath or heartbroken reaction of their parents. No unmarried young woman looks forward to facing her parents

and saying "I'm pregnant!" The, A. What you have said needs agony, the fear, the mortification saying more than you know. must be terrible for both parties. Thanks for writing. But mistakes in life do happen Q. I read your recent article on ,and we as Catholics are taught marriage'regulations and have a love and forgiveness. I hope these question. women have faith in that and that I have been married twice, first their parents can find the strength to a Catholic in a Catholic church. to live by that rule. That marriage was annulled. Then Every life is a gift from God. If I married a Catholic in a park, not for that young woman, then performed by a judge. perhaps, for some very deserving As I read your reply, I assume and loving couples awaiting that my second marriage was not a true marriage in the Catholic adoption. Pro-life support should begin at Church. Is that true? (Wisconsin) home, not by encouraging ,sexual A. You do not indicate whether activity but by discouraging hy- or not your second husband pocrisy and, more importantly, by obtained a dispensation from the saving lives. (Pennsylvania) form of marriage from his bishop.

If he did, your marriage to him could be valid. If he did not, you would not be validly married according to the laws of the Catholic Church. To clear the matter up, it would be best if you talk to a priest in your community or nearby, give him the details and ask him to explain exactly where you stand. A free brochure outlining Catholic prayer, beliefs and precepts is available by sending a stamped, self-addresed envelope to Father Dietzen, Holy Trinity Parish, 704 N. Main St., Bloomington, 111. 61701. Questions for this column should be sent to him at the same address.

Social changes influence priesthood statistics By FATHER EUGENE HEMRICK

A month never passes without someone asking me why the church isn't getting more priests. The statistics seem to point toward one explanation in particular: we don't have the delivery systems we once had. Let's begin with immigrants 'yesterday's and today's. . In an earlier time, 'when the church in the United States was an immigrant church, Catholics rank-

ed at the bottom of society in piety needed to foster a priestly , terms of status. They looked to the vocation. priesthood and its education to: Then there is the Catholic school help them cope with society. system in which most priests were The priesthood represented a educated in the past. There are way of moving up in society and now half the number of Catholic was a reflection of deeply devoted schools there once were. immigrant piety. Immigrants might School sisters and religious have been poor, but no one could , brothers who were models for a take their religion a way from them. vocation are less visible, as are the The priesthood, was a reason to daily reminders Catholic school hold your head high. children once received of the liturThe new irrlmigrant is more gical year, feast days and the meaneducated and self-assured. While ing of Mass and confession. possibly devoted to the priesthood, Although religious education , most new immigrant groups do classes do an excellent job in planot feel that having a son or ces where there is no Catholic daughter in religious life is the school, their effectiveness in pro- ' ducing vocations' has yet to be honor it once was. , Another social system that has proven. The presence - or absence -;- of changed is family life. Solid family life was responsible for producing' younger priests in the church represents yet another factor , ,prie~ts. But pressures on modern family life, and the pace of life in influencing vocations. Most young prie'sts would not general, adversely affect the family

regard themselves as a delivery system for vocations, but they are. Their first assignments usually find them in charge of youth groups. Often their youthful ideals attract young people to the religious life. At present we are ordaining an older group of men - men who, as would be expected, don't always have the enthusiasm younger priests would have for spending long hours with youth groups. But the social system that has changed most is our cultural values system and its very idea of work as a vocation. Once it was an honor to be ar. , economics professor at a university. But today, big companies can offer an economist twice or triple the money a univ'ersity can, along with a team of workers and benefits no university can offer. Robert Bell~h tells us that devotion to a pa~ticular kind of work

and regard for it as a vocation have been' reversed: it doesn't matter what work you do as long as it provides a good living. Many people are d.edicated to their work, but such dedication is less common. Some say the reason is that we have fragmented work too greatly. A person may work on only a little part of a project, never really seeing the end product of the effort. Whatever' the case, it is less common to view work as a voca'tion - 'to pursue work that is a vocation - and this takes a toll on priestly vocations. Changes in many other systems also affect vocations. The sooner we understand all these shifts in society and their implications, hopefully the sooner we will be able to identify the delivery systems now needed to produce vocations t9 the priesthood or religious life.

A house full of love and laughter ~y


In late July, when news stories abounded about Rose Kennedy celebrating her IOOth birthday; I felt a strange joy. I think it had something to do with the fact that she had not only survived the most severe pain a mother can experience - the death of children - but also that she had retained a strength, generosity and strong faith in God and her family.

I have read that once when her daughter Jean Kennedy asked Rose what she most wanted to be remembered for, Rose answered, "A house full of love and laughter." Her answer struck a chord in me, for I have said that very thing to my seven children. And the week of Rose Kennedy's birthday also saw our own celebration, marked with love and laughter. In fact, on July 22, Rose Kennedy's birthday, my house was full. My granddaughter Julie, her husband and baby were visiting from Illinois. To join us in the jov of Julie's visit, my daughter Mary, who is expecting her first baby, and her husband were here for the weekend. Mary, an opera singer, is preparing

to sing a program of Bach' music at whom I learned that nothing in life the annual fair of the Abbey of ,quite matches our joy of being Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn. together with music and laughter. After breakfast we had her music A few years ago MaJ:Y, who had ringing in the house. come home to live with me for My son Paul also joined us, awhile after she had already been coming up from Manhattan to be ouUn the work force, said somehere for our time with Julie and thing which made me smile. She family. So did my son Frank and said that when she was younger, his wife Judi. Peter was here she had seen me as something of because he still lives with me, and the "rock of Gibraltar," someone my daughter Margee, her husband who was always strong, and that's and two children also came. what she needed then. But living with me after becoming I kept thinking how my father, whose biggest joy in life was to an adult, she had learned that I have his eight children and their . was "a good sport," and that's families around, would have loved what she had needed then. She had being here. I think he was, in fact, no idea how much more comfortwith us from his house in heaven. able I was with that. It meant my He was the one who taught me job of parenting was done, that the beauty of family and from now we could have a true friend-

ship, where I could be who I am, a woman happy and grateful to God for the privilege of having a big family. Now when we get together, as we have just done, space is made for the love and laughter that was always my prime value, the sign that God was with us, and that I always prayed would characterize our times together. Raising a big family is an incredibly hard job, but the rewards can be the best. One thing I know is that when I go to bed at night I don't have to wonder what my life was all about. I know. It was to contribute to life and to have a home full of love and laughter.

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In her book The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home, Arlie Hochschild gives us some revealing glimpses into the struggle today's parents experience in trying to juggle work, marriage and family. She explains the second shift parents face at the end of the work

day, into which they cram nurturing, feeding, and caring for children plus the ever-present duties of running a household. ' After extensive research, Hochschild found that the lioness's share of the second shift is borne by mothers. In adding up the hours parents spend on the second shift, she concludes that working mothers add an extra month of respo'nsibility every year to that of their husbands. I found the section oq history most enlightening in this book. When men in America,moved from an agricultral to industrial life at the beginning of our century, they, too, experienced the strains oftwo

shifts. Most tried to juggle farming and the assembly line. They worked an eight hour shift at the factory and then came home and farmed. Their at-home wives enabled them to survive this grueling double shift for awhile, taking on many of the outside tasks formerly held by their husbands. Eventually, of course, these couples came to realize that they couldn't do both - farm and factory - and they settled for the industrial life. Hence, the mass movement to the cities. ' Now, nearly a century later, women are facing the same struggle, trying to balance work and family. The difference is that they

are not getting the help from their struggle most. These are the ones husbands on the second shift that who recognize inequality in the their grandmothers supplied their second shift but are still attempting to preserve traditional roles grandfathers. H ochschild divides working while working. The women in these couples into three categories: tra- couples want to excel in both work ditional, egalitarian, and trans- and family. They are reluctant to itional. Traditional couples accept give up their role as chief caretaktraditional roles in which the wife ers and nurturers. They want to be continues to be responsible for the mothers they had and the major household and parenting fathers, too. But perhaps we've reached the responsibilities while he brings in point where we must ask, as wives, the major money. Egalitarian couples are on the , women and earners, "What do you cutting edge of change. Since they want, my paycheck or the kind of both work, they take an equal service your mother supplied?" And if they like the paycheck, we need share in caring for children and to welcome them to active particihome regardless of earnings. It's the transitional couples who pation in the second shift.,

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MONROVIA, Liberia (CNS) Doctors evacuated St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital in Monrovia after rebel fighters in Liberia's civil war threatened to seize patients linked with beleaguered President Samel Doe. A makeshift convoy of about 30 vehicles carrying badly wounded patients left the hospital Aug. 11 for a safer facility some 125 miles distant. Heavy automatic gunfire and artillery duels had raged around the hospital complex for days as the rebels pushed toward the city center. The hospital had a strict opendoor policy 'of treating anyone needing medical help, irrespective of pontlcs (jrfi'iDe--==-apnnclple that brought harassment from both , sides as battle lines shifted. DETROIT AUXILIARY Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton The patients included survivors of a massacre in a nearby Luthe- presents the Pax Christi USA Teacher oCPeace award to Sister raD church two weeks earlier when Joan Chittister, OSB. (CNS photo) Doc's Krahn soldiers opened fire on 600 Manos and Gias, most of them women and children, members of tribes backing the rebels. Dr. Johann Heffinck of the medical relief organization Doctors Without Borders said that about WASHINGTON (CNS) - A He said that some U.S. media 300 patients were crammed into the complex until Aug. 9, when recent Vatican instruction on the distorted the instruction's call for role of theologians in the church is theologians who have difficulty those who could walk were advised to leave on foot to escape the "realistic" and "positive" Arch- with a church teaching to combishop J abn R. Quinn of San municate their difficulties to church fighting. Francisco said in an essay to be authorities privately and to "avoid The evacuation convoy pulled published in San Francisco Catho- turning to the 'mass media' ... away around midday Aug. II with its first load of patients. Some lic, the archdiocesan monthly mag- seeking to exert the pressure of public opinion." badly injured patients were perched azine. The document, "Instruction on "My understanding of the docin the back of pickup trucks, SWa1hed in plastic sheeting to pro- the Ecclesial Vocation of the ument is not thaJ the congregation tect them from the persistent rain. Theologian," was issued June 26 believes that these things will not Many patients were left in the by the Vatican Congregation for become public or publicly reported," he added. "Its primary hospital to await a second convoy the Doctrine of the Faith. The archbishop suggested that concern is that theologians not ... trip but subsequently battle lines shifted again, leaving the hospital U.S. Catholics may have misun- use the media as a pressure tactic derstood its narrow definition of to manipulate the magisterium and isolated behind army positions. "dissent" but that it "affirms the foment divisions." classical and long-held teachings How To Pray The archbishop said the docuof theologians" on the issue. ment shows "a genuine openness "If you would never cease to The instruction defines dissent pray, never cease to long for it. as "public opposition to the magis- to hear and to receive the reasoned The continuance of your longing is terium of the church" and distin- and respectful views of theologians." the continuance of your prayer." guishes it ·"trom the situation of But he said that .the church -St. Augustine personal difficulties," a question treated at length in earlier portions needs to develop a climate ofdialogue and respectful communicaof the document. It places its concern about dis- tion" and to devise dialogue strucsent in the context 9f "the harm tures responsive to the concerns of done to the community of the both the Holy See and theologians. Archbishop Quinn suggested church by attitudes of general opAUI·lI that the U.S. bishops' 1989 guideposition to church teaching." 1977, Rev. Msgr. William H. Noting this, the archbishop said, lines for collaboration between Dolan, Pastor Emeritus, Holy "The instruction, then, appears to bishops and theologians and resoFamily, Taunton use the word 'dissent' for ... pub- lution of doctrinal disputes could AUI,20 lic and organized manifestations be a model for development of 1982, Rev. Bernard H. Unsworth, such structures throughout the of withheld assent." Retired Pastor, Sic Mary, New church. He added, "Americans, on the Bedford other hand, seem to include in the The bishops' guidelines were de1983, Rev. Thomas Cantwell, SSJ., Retired, Sic Joseph's Semi- idea of dissent the more private, veloped in collaboration with U.S. personal withholding ofassent and professional theologians and canon nary, Washington do not understand the word only lawyers and in consultation with Aug. 22 or necessarily as implying public the Vatican's doctrinal congre1962, Rt. Rev. Msgr. ManueIJ. and organized campaigns." gation. Teixeira, Pastor, St. Anthony, Taunton 1972, Rev. William R. Jordan, Pastor, S1. Louis, Fan River 1980, Rev. Msgr. Joseph C. Canty, Retired Pastor, Sic Paul, IPSWICH (CNS) ""':Sister Ellen governing body. They are Sister Taunton Gielty i. the first Scot to be elected Emily Mullen, a native of MaryAUI·23 general moderator ofthe Sisters of land who has worked in Zaire for 1895, Rev. Thomas Clinton, Notre Dame de Namur in the the past 20 years; Sister Marna Pastor, St. Peter, Sandwich order's 186-year history, succeed- Rogers of the order's MassachuAug. 24 ing Sister Catherine Hughes, a setts province; and Sister Janice 1884, Rev. Peter J.B. Bedard, Londoner. Bohn of its Ohio province. Founder, Notre Dame, Fall River The order, at its general chapter The 2,584 nuns in the congrega1962, Very Rev. James F. Gilch- . meeting in Ipswich earlier this tion currently serve in 14 countries rist, CP M, Vicar General of the month, also elected Sister Mary on five continents. In the' Fall Congregation of the Fathers of Angelina Suzuki as its first Jap- River diocese, they are faculty Mercy anese to a postion in the order's members at Bishop Stang High 1987, Msgr. James E. Gleason, General Government Group. School, North Dartmouth, and Retired Pastor, St. Patrick, Three U.S. natives will fill the Coyle and Cassidy High School, Falmouth other slots in the congregation's. 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MEXICO CITY (CNS) - The Mexican government has deported a Belgian missionary after Guatemalan refugees living in his parish 'were arrested for allegedly part-

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Faith a living presence in Quebec Story and photos by Marcie Hickey

after clinging to a spar for 24 was a moving spectacle as tbouhours. came ashore at Petit Cap, sands of worshippers filled the where they came upon the church basilica for the joyful ceremony, Faith is a living presence in "La dedicated to their protectress. then streamed outside with canBelle Province;' the French-CanaThe sailors' experience was dies and banners. carving a bright dian province of Quebec, where among those published a few years pathway on the hillside as darkold-world traditmns blend with later by Father Thomas More~ ness fell. modern life. then in charge of the shrine, who Equally impressive were those A recent pilgrimage to its major reported miraculous cures and con· in wheelchairs and hospital beds shrines was an affecting experience version of several sinners to"a betwho attended the Mass and after for this New Englander. As part of ter life.... the procession were blessed out. a group of journalists tram the Pilgrims came from long disside the basilica by some of the 50 Catholic press, I had the oppor- tances and became increasingly concelebrants. Helping the sick visit the shrine tunity to visit three sites beloved numerous as devotion to St. Anne, is largely the work of aides, identi. by Canadian and American pil· the grandmother of Jesus, spread grims: St. Joseph's Oratory in across the continent in the 17th fied by gold and maroon armMontreal; Notre·Dame~du-Cap and 18th centuries. The saint was bands. Founded 51 years. ago, the Shrine, Trois Rivieres;. and St. also a favorite of local Indians, by aides sodality has members aU Anne de Beaupre, near Quebec whom grandmothers were tradiover the continent, some of whom City. tionally held in great esteem. accompany visitors -to the shrine _--=-c'A~t~e"!a'!'c:"hc-w~eIireL!s~ig~nl!JsL!l0";f~fcl!aJlit~!hL!Jin"---~S>tI>~l"'_RllIln~e''ss::BBaaS1sifl1liiE''''<>-:6ejljleellne ..<I'':-1tffe> Lhers whoTelllain at S t. Anne s action, most notably at St. Anne pilgrims in 1876. An 1885 addition year-round to assist the sick and de Beaupre, where thousands included two large towers, between handicapped. gathered for the eve and feast day them a giant statue of the saint. The shrine has special signifiof St. Anne, the highlight of the When fire demolished the basilcance for her family, said Mrs. season at the continent's oldest iea in 1922, the towers crumbled, Dionne, because her mother was born near Montreal and returned pilgrimage site. leaving only the statue. But conThe histories of the three shrines, struction soon began on the basilto visit her native province nearly which annually draw millions of ica which stands today. Staffed by every year, while her father had Redemptorist Fathers, it welcomes chronic asthma, prompting several pilgrims from North America and abroad, include remarkable sto~ more than a million and a half VlS· family trips to S1. Anne's and St. ries of prodigies, healings and itors annually. Joseph's Oratory. INTERIOR OF the basilica ofSt. Joseph's Oratory, Montreal. enduring faith. Contained within it are the "mir"We prayed with everything we They are part of the cultura) as aculous statue" from the first had, wanting so much for a cure," well as religious heritage of the basilica, which depicts S1. Anne she said. "Dad got moderately French-Canadian province, and for holding the child Mary, and a we~ but not better enough to return to work. That helped him, those of French-Canadian ances- Relic Chapel, in which is exposed try offer a chance of discovering what is reputed to be part of the goiogtoSt. Anne's and St Joseph's Shrine. He wasn't cured, but was their religious roots, said Lucienne forearm of St. Anne, donated to Dionne. a retired librarian and the shrine in 1960 by Pope John .given the strength to bear his illness. earlier a teacher of the former 8t. XXIII. The faith that he had and thedevoTh~ churc~ c~ilings ar~ intricate tion of my mother and us children Mathieu's School, Fall River, who many times has visited St. Anne de mosaICS deplctmg the bfe of St. helped him carry this burden," Anne. Her story is continu.ed in Beaupre and St. Joseph's Oratory. A Fan River Conn~ction "My first recollection of going the basilica's stained glass windows, As the North American center to St. Anne de Beaupre was when I which illustrate devotions to and of devotion to St. Anne, St. Anne was five," she recounted. "I had favors from her overthe centuries. de Beaupre inspired th~ FrenchAlso popular with pilgrims are made my first communion that Canadians who founded St. Anne's year and my parents took me as a the Scala Sancta. or Holy Stairs, a parish and shrine in Fall River, special occasion. I was absolutely replica of those climbed by Christ where a replica of the Beaupre awed. Mother was sure I visited when he was judged by Pilate, and statue is kept. every part ofthe shrine she thought cast iron and bronze Stations of But St. Anne's isn't the only would impress me." the Cross, which wind up the hillQuebec shrine with Fall River One impressive sight, she said, side outside the basilica. The devoconnections, notes Roland Masse, was of the collection of crutches tion of the Stations is conducted sexton at Notre Dame de Lourdes and other supportive devices at the daily as weather permits. Church in the East end ofthe city. pillars of the basilica, some left by Also a daily event is a candleMasse has also visited St. Anne de those said to have been cured light procession following the evenBeaupre and St. Joseph's Oratory there, others as tokens of gratitude. ing Mass. Taking place in the park a number of times. ... stood there riveted," Mrs. in front of the basilica, it attracts The founders of St. Joseph's Dionne said. "There were myriads about 4,000 people daily. and Notre-Dame-du-Cap Shrine. of crutches, wheelchairs~ orthoFather Laurent Levesque, a both of whom have been beatified pedic appliances, eyeglasses. My Redemptorist on the shrine staff, by Pope John Paul II, occasionaly mother told me that these were commented on the procession's visited Fall River in the early part by God because end uring popularity. from people chosen BASILICA AT Notre-Dame-du-Cap Shrine, Trois Rivieres. of this century, said Masse. of their faith to set an example by "The procession symbolizes our being cured." pilgrimage on Earth," he said. "The Franciscan missionary Father Frederic. a founder of Notre·DameWhile the basilica and grounds candle, that small light, is faith du-Cap, preached at Notre Dame are certainly impressive in their that guides you." parish, where he founded, the Third size and decor, "It's not the size The procession takes on special that impresses me," after so many significance during the annual St. Order of Franciscans and inspired three young parishioners to join visits, Mrs. Dionne said. "What's Anne Feast July 25 and 26, culmithe Franciscan order in Quebec. impressive is the fervor, the faith, Dating a novena of daily services of the people praying there." which this year was themed "Praise Among the three was Masse's uncle, the late Father Dieudonne Masse. Devotion to St. Anne was Life." brought from France by early This year's Mass and torchlight Today Notre-Dame-du-Cap shrine at Trois Rivieres is a restful settlers in Quebec, who dedicated procession on the eve of the feast place, possessed of expansive, the first church at Beaupre, conwell-kept grounds and beautiful structed in 1658, to the beloved gardens. saint. Succeeded by three more "We're very fond ofthe gardens," churches before the construction said Father Voland Ouellette, an of the first basilica in 1876, SL Oblate Father on the shrine staff. Anne in Petit Cap, as the settle"Many find them a suitable place ment was known, became renowned to read, pray and meditate.... for various cures and for protec· The peaceful setting attracts large tion from misfortune. all attribpilgrimage groups, such as the uted to 5t. Anne. Knights of Columbus and DaughRecords as early as 1661 inditers of Isabella, but is equally popcate cures through a "miraculous ular with individual pilgrims and image" or statue of St. Anne in the small groups, said Fatber Ouellette. church, but the event which inspired THE ORIGINAL church at Notre-Dame-du-Cap, now the first pilgrimages came in 1662, The basilica itself, constructed the oldest church in Canada preserved in its integrity. when three sailors were said to between 1955 and 1964, is an have been saved by St. Anne. imposing edifice with a panorama When their boat capsized in a of stained glass windows creating storm, they invoked the saint anq, LUCIENNE DIONNE a dazzling interior.

Notre-Dame-du-Cap began in shrine guide Father Bernard 1678 as the parish church of St. Lafreniere. The "Miracle Man" had relaMarie·Madeleine. Its pastor from 1685 to 1729, Father Paul Vachon, tives in Fall River and during his inspired in his parishioners deep visits to the city would stay at St. devotion to the rosary, but after Anne's monastery. his death, the church was left He visited in secret, ·'so be wouldn't be mobbed,· said Roland without a pastor for 115 years. When Father Luc Desilets Masse. "It was sort of a vacation arrived in 1864, he was determined time for him." to revive the rosary devotion, conIndeed, periods of respite were secrating himself to Our Lady of few and rar between for Brother Andre as his reputation spread. the Rosary and promising to build During the early years of his 40a larger church. However, in order to build, stones had to be obtained year tenure as a doorkeeper at from across a river, impossible Notre Dame College, a Montreal unless the river froze solid, creatschool for boys, he visited the sick of the city, praying with them and ing an ice bridge. The parish community prayed anointing them with oil taken from for such an event,. an4 Father _ alamp burning.!n front of the colDesilets vowed to the-old--lege's statue of St. Joseph. church, built in 1720. a shrine to When the health of some of Our Lady of the Rosary if the these people improved and word favor were obtained. of Andre's healing powers spread, the sick began to seek him in _ When an ice bridge did indeed form between March 18 and 26 of increasing numbers at the school. Brother Andre patiently received 1879 more than 80 workers hauled stones for the new church. The ice them all and cures were frequent, bridge was dubbed "the bridge of but inconvenience to the school rosaries", and a commemorative and parental objections to -the bridge now stands on the shrine proximity of the sick to pupils grounds. ~oon overshadowed the proceedNine years later, on June 22. lOgs.. . 1888, the shrine was consecrated FIDally, m 1904, whe~ Brother to the Most Holy Rosary. That Andre was 60, he was given permiSSion to construct a small chapel evening, Father Desilets, a handio~ ~ount Roya~ t? accommodate capped parishioner and a newlyarrived Father Frederic, who was pIl~nms. The ongInal oratory was to be in charge of the shrine, wita SImple wooden shed, barely large enough to 3:c~ommodate aD: altar nessed an amazing transformation of the shrine's statue of Our Lady. and a few VISitors. By 1908 It was en~rged.' and Br~ther Andre, a~Its cast-down eyes appeared to open wide and gaze at the trio for pOlDte~ ItS guardIan, to?~ up reSIseveral minutes. Later, describing dence In the chapel, recel~lDg up to the event in Montreal's La Presse, 40 people an hour for eight to 10 Father Frederic recounted "The hours a day. No accurate record of .gaze of the Virgin was th~t of a heatings wa~ kept, and An~re living person. It had an expression refused ..cre~lt for cures, saymg ofsternness, mingled with sadness:' always, It IS God and St. Joseph The statue remains in the ongIwho have helped you.~ It was, however, hIS dream to · h na1 s h nne, were pi'1' gnms ga ther h . S J h throughout the day to recite the ~onstru~t a s. nne to t. osep so rosary and meditate. The Oblates, Impre~slve It woul~ attract the in charge of the shrine since 1902 a~t~ntlon of all reSIdents of and . ., ' Vlsltors to Montreal. For the next now direct pllgnmages and opert . ... . h" wo d eead es he d evo ted h'IS eff0 rt s ateII vanous mlDlstnes WLt 10 ItS to t h'IS wor k , b u t'in 1931 , WI'th the wa s. roof not yet constructed, money for the project ran out. "All He Could Do Was Pray· Brother Andre Bessette, founder Holy Cross authorities consiofSt. Joseph's Oratory and known dered abandoning the undertaking, but Brother Andre would not as the "Miracle Man of Montreal," was as a young man nearly hear of it. Although by then in his 80s and in fragile health, he set out turned down by the Holy Cross Brothers because of his frail health. on a fundraising campaign in CanBut perceiving his determination ada and the northeastern United and spiritual gifts, his novice masStates. He asked the congregation to ter argued his case, saying, "If this young man becomes unable to place a statue of St. Joseph in the unfinished building, saying, "IfSt. work, he can at least pray'" Brother Andre's prayers are said Joseph wants a roof over his head, to have healed thousands in his he'll get it." Two months later there was nearly 70 years of ministry, during enough money to resume construcwhich he invoked St. Joseph, patron of Canada since 1624, "as a tion. friend living with God, a poor man Andre kept up his exhausting .who had to work for a living,'" said schedule into his 90s, still visiting homes and greeting people in his office the week before he died, telling them to have confidence in their prayers. An estimated one million mourners visited his coffin when he lay in state at the oratory after his death in 1937 at age 91. Brother Andre's shrine is today a center for pilgrims seeking physical and spiritual heating. Within its walls are a votive chapel and chapel ofthe Blessed Sacrament, a crypt church, ,where Brother Andre often prayed the Way of the Cross,' and a spacious basilica beneath an enormous dome, second in size only to St. Peter's in Rome. Tum to Page II ROLAND MASSE



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Celibacy study "neutral" Sipe said the book, to be pubContinued from Page Three spokesman for the National Con- lished under the title, "A Secret World: Sexuality and the Search' ference of Catholic Bishops, objected to reports that 'those esti- for Celibacy," is divided into four main sections: a description of matesapply to the general popcelibacy and its history in the ulation of U.S. priests. church; how it is practiced among From the news reports, he said, priests today; a description of the "'it looks as though Sipe may have drawn some conclusions about all "process" of consolidating or intepriests by relying heavily on a .grating celibacy in one~s life; and group of priests who came to him . finally". chapter on the achievefor counseling precisely because ment of celibacy." He' said colleagues who have tbey were having sexual diffiread the study have described his culties.... Father Doyle added that he final chapters as an "original agreed "with what seems to be contribution." "'No one has ever outlined the Sipe's principal thesis - namely, process and the structure of celithat celib~cy ~eeds to be taught bate achievement before,w he said. thorough way ... so that people can live it faithfully and fruitfully.w ""I also agree with another point be makes, that celibacy has a value of witness in today's society;' he said. Sipe himself described his book as "an ethnographic study" and compared his approach to that of anthropologist Margaret Mead in studying Samoan culture. "It's 'simply [a description of) what is there," he said. He said that although he penonally favors optional cdibacy for priests, in the book "my position is absolutely neutral. It could be used by either side."

seen the book so could not assess its overall tone or content; but he said the controveny surrounding Sipe's statistics on sexual activity by priests is "damaging to the church" because "people take such assertions at face value often and rail to consider the tremendous good priests are doing with their lives,"

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Knights of Columbus, including the dele'mination of who is or wbo is rot a practical Catholic,w the maincriterion for adult men to join. In ad'itional resolutions, the Knights: - Caled for a halt to World Health Organization testing and approval of R U-486, the French "abortiol pill,~ calling it "chemical warf~re'" against the unborn. - Sai, government-funded birth control clinics in schools were "a violation of the rights of parents and the family." The ~nights also heard from CardinalWilliam W. Baum, former archbishop of Washington and now head oftie Apostolic Penitentiary at the Va,.ican, who expressed concern abolt the decJine in the use of the sacrament of penance. While ,orne people "try to put it in a gool light," Cardinal Baum said, "I "ink the only honest response is,'There's a real loss here.' .. Bishop Thomas V. Daily of Brookly., N.Y., the Knights' supreme cmplain, in an Aug. 7 homily prai:ed the organization's founder, Father MichaelJ. McGivney, the llOth anniversary of whose death w," to be observed Aug. 14. Father McGivney "fashioned a veritable thunderbolt called the Knights )f Columbus and hurled it into (ontemporary society," Bishop J!aily said.


must be proportionate to the good to be achieved. Questions of proportionality and discrimination [which prohibits directly intended attacks on noncombatants] also come into play when war is actually under way. '~We know, of course, that no end can justify meaDS evil in themselves, such as the executing of hostages or the targeting of noncombatants," the bishops said in their pastoral letter. They also said that proportionality and discrimination ""must be applied to the range of weaponsconventional, nuclear, biological and chemical- with which nations are armed today.... Chemical weapons are oUl, along with tactical nuclear weapons, under the jusl war theory, said Powers. ""We don't envision any way they could be used and still meet the just war criteria,'" he said. The ban would apply to the use of chemical weapons in response to a chemical weapons attack by the other side, he said. "Under just war criteria, you can't use illegitimate weapons just because the other side has used them.... Armies don't always listen to such proscriptions, however. In 1139, the church's Lateran Council prohibited use of two new and powerful weapons - the crossbow and longbow; but by-the time gunpowder we~pons came along some 200 years later, the longbow and crossbow were in frequent use.

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Faith a living presence in Quebec Continued from Page Nine The basilica, completed in 1967, was designed in the post-Vatican II spirit of simplicity as "a place for prayer, to express faith and reflect," said Father Lafreniere. The sanct,uary's centerpiece is a large wooden crucifix with a mosaic background depicting the lives of the apostles. The basilica's arches are designed to be reminiscent of hands folded in prayer. There are no pews; folding chairs accommodate those attending services or other events such as weekly recitals on the basilica's enormous organ. On the mountainside outside the oratory are the Way of the Cross and shrine gardens. DU,ring the summer an outdoor passion play is enacted nightly. A portion of the oratory is dedicated to Brother Andre himself, with exhibits depicting his story and that of the oratory's beginnings. Many pilgrims, including Pope John Paul II, have visited Brother Andre's tomb, also within the oratory. More than 2 million people visit the shrine annually. "The figures are still on the increase," said Father Lafreniere. "Pilgrims are looking for the faith of others," he'said, "It's a place where you can hear people praying and singing; it's a place where you share your faith some- , how. When they look at others they feel they are not alone."

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Spiritual ~agnetism "A shrine is a work of art, and each has its own special-radiance," a State University-of New York profess'orrecently· told a meeting Hist.oric Extras ofU.S: shrine directors. A true shrine, In addition to tlie three shrines, he said, should have ~'spiritual Quebec offers numerous other sites magnetism." , of interest to religious pilgrims The "magnetism" of the Quebec and those interested in the rich hisshrines lies in their cultivation of tory of this unique province. active ministry, a present-day link Quebec takes great pride in its to the devotion on which each was o'ther historic churches, many of founded. Each offers a unique set- which have been designated offiting for healing and reconciliation, cial monuments by the provincial gov~ for respite and renewal. ernment. Father Claude Turmel, For Lucienne Dionne, the shrines an historian for the archdiocese of embody that faith, so much a part Montreal, noted that the Quebec of the lives of the first settlers of government provides workers for New France, which was carried to church renovation projects, To the United States by their des- date about 150 churches have benecendants. ' fited from the program, which Unable to speak English and recognizes the historic churches as faced with maintaining cultural an integral part of the province's integrity, "They came with a love heritage. Great care is taken to reof religion because that's what held them together," she said. "What has stayed with me from my pilgrimages are beautiful memories of people so devout...I think that at LaSalette shrine [Attleboro) they've held onto a lot of that, keeping the depth of faith alive. Our strength is that God-given faith inculcated in the churches and schools and nurtured in the homes." For that reason, "I'm glad I got to go" to the Quebec shrines "when I was young," she said, "because the faith really makes an impression on you," Clearly the shrines benefit from their dual appeal as spiritual centers and tourist attractions, Their "size and immensity" appeal to the casual tourist, Roland Masse pointed out. "It's a spectacle. It's a place that's awe-inspiring. They want to see a beautiful building." But people who go for religious reasons "go-there to pray. It's a ' matter of faith, lt's an internal THE MIRACULOUS statexperience rather·than showmanship. You have to be abfe'to put ue at Notre-Dame-du-Cap.



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"Vat Stats" book has the facts VATICAN CITY (eNS) - The job of translating Catholic facts and figures into neat charts and graphs belongs to the Vatican's Central Office for Church Statistics. From its headquarters in the same building as the papal apartpriests merit, the seven-member staff collects data submitted from church worldwide jurisdictions throughout the world and annually publishes the most thorough and authoritative statistical reference book on worldwide Catholic life. The book, "The Statistical Yearbook of the Church" or "Vat Stats," million contains everything from the number of kindergarten students in Catholics , Catholic schools in Argentina to women the number of couples who paid part of church court costs in Zamreligious bia to be dispensed from a ratified but unconsummated marriage. In India In between, it charts the ups and klndergarteners downs in vocations, marriages, baptisms, institutional structures In CathoDe and popul!ltion trends of the world's 906 million Catholics. schools In The statistics it gathers are so diocesan voluminous that the office is always Argentina two years behind. In July 1990, it ordinations published the 447-page statistical yearbook for 1988. In Poland 'The 1988 figures show a constantly growing Catholic population, often outstripping the ability oflocal churches to provide enough priests and parishes. But they also show a steady rise in the number of seminarians in their final years of is 15,129 more than in 1983. Dur- The .Ieading couritry fot diocesan studies and in permanent deacons ing this period the number of' ordinations was Poland with 802. and aspirants to religious life, leadreligious-order seminarians jumped Q: Where is there a bright vocaing to hope for long-term improvefrom 25,025 to 30,522. Meanwhile, tions picture? ment. diocesan seminarians jumped' from A: The permanent diaconate. The yearbook does not give reato 61,651. 52,019 They numbered 15,686 in 1988 sons for the trends. It just cites the The overall rise in seminarians and have increased by about 1,000 figures. has overtaken Catholic population Q: What does the book say growth. There were 9.33 seminar- annually over the previous five years. All regions of the world about the number of priests? ians perl 00,000 Catholics in 1983. show increases. More than half the A: There were 401,930 in 1988. The ratio for 1988 was 10.35 per permanent deacons are in the UniThis was 4,446 less than in 1983. 100,000. ted States. Q: Is the vocation trend differQ: Practically, what does this Q: How many kindergarten stuent for diocesan and religious mean? dents attended Catholic schools in priests? A: While the good news is that Argentina? A: Yes. Most of the ordained the number of religious and dioceA: 142~036. men, 254,796, are diocesan priests san seminarians ordained annuand their numbers are slowly ris- ally is on the rise, the bad news is Q: How many couples in Zaming. There were 957 more in 1988 . that the increase is not keeping bia paid part of the church court than in 1983. But the number of pace with the combination of growcosts to be dispensed from a ratireligious priests continues declin- ing populations and the number of fied but unconsummated marriage? ing. There were 147,134 in 1988, a priests dying or. leaving the active A: One. In the other such case, drop of 3 percent over the past five the court picked up the costs. ministry. years. Breaking out the figures for the Q: Is the vocations picture gen- diocesan priest corps, however, Sage Advice erally bleak for all religious? . shows that in that area ordinations "Do not believe everything you A: Yes. The numbers of broth- are more than compensating for hear, judge everything you see, do ers and religious women are also death and departures. There were everything you can, give 'everydeclining. Brothers numbered 5,750 diocesan ordinations in 1988, thing you have, say everything you 63,733 in 1988, a decline of 3,348 almost 1,500 more than in 1983. ,know." - Pope John X.XIII since 1983. The only regions where the numbers are holding steady are in Latin America and Asia. Women religious numbered 893,418, a drop of 41,803 since 1983. But there are pockets of improvement for women religious in Africa and Asia, where their numbers are growing. India has proven the most fruitful. There were 61,8'17 women religious in India in 1988, almost 9,000 more than in 1983. Q: What about seminarians? A: The numbers for major seminarians for both religious and diocesan ministry are on the rise. The total in 1988 was 92,173. This




BOLOGNA, Italy (CNS) - The work done by the others is not Vatican made a mistake by divid- thrown to the winds." ing the archdiocese of Sao Paulo, Basic Christilin communities are Brazil, into five separate sees, and small groups that combine prayer, the poor are paying for it, said the , Bible reading and social action. head of the archdiocese, Cardinal The Vatican division left CardiPaulo Evaristo Arns. . nal Arns as head of a geographiHe said that by splitting up the cally reduced Sao Paulo archdiochurch jurisdiction the Vatican also cese and divided the rest of the made a split of classes - separat- territory into four dioceses, each ing the rich from the poor in pas- with a resident bishop. " toral terms. At the time, Cardinal Arns said The cardinal added that the di- he preferred 10 "divided but not vision removed from his control separated" dioceses that would most of the basic Christian com- share human, financial and physimunities in the greater Sao Paulo cal resources. area. The 1989 Vatican announcement Cardinal Arns, in an interview of the split said the cardinal's plan with an Italian Catholic magazine, was rejected because it had no also defended a controversial Bra- basis in canon law. zilian theologian, Father Leonardo At the time of the division, the Boff. He said he was ready to sprawling archdiocese had 9.6 milreceive Father Boff as a priest in lion Catholics. his archdiocese if it would help In the II Regno interview, the him work more freely. cardinal called Father Boff"one of "It is a' veritable shame that per- the most worthy persons I have sons such as he are not left alone ever known." and have to employ so much time "He has given us a systematic in defending themselves," said theology, attentive to the Bible Cardinal Arns. and immersed in the conditions of Cardinal Arns and Father Boff poverty," the cardinal said. are Franciscans. "As long as I am alive, I will be The interview appeared in a at his side," he added. "He is accused of speaking too recent issue of II Regno (The Kingdom), published in Bologna by the much, of using a journalistic and Congregation of Priests of the non-theological language. But this Sacred Heart of Jesus. is the only way to be understood Regarding the division of the by the people in our country," he archdiocese, Cardinal Arns said added. that in the 1970s he had been Father Boffs book, "Church: working on a plan with the approv- Charism and Power," was criti': al of Pope Paul VI that would cized in 1985 by the Vatican Conhave split the archdiocese while gregation for the Doctrine of the leaving intact coordinated pastoral Faith as dangerous to the faith planning that integrated the needs because of its views on church of the rich and poor in the greater structures, dogma, exercise of metropolitan area. power and prophetic role. But work on this plan came to a The congregation also imposed halt after the election of Pope an II-month period of silence on John Paul II, he said. ' the priest that prohibited him from "In Rome, orientations opposed lecturing or writing on theology. to the conclusions we reached won, Cardinal Arns also told II Regno and the Sao Paulo division was that Pope Paul VI was ready to made without consulting us," he allow married priests in the Latin rite if the 1971路 world Synod of said. "IUs a fact that the majority of Bishops would have approved the the base communities no longer measure. are a part of my diocese, even "It was a shame that the majorthough they number 300," said ity of bishops, above all EuroCardinal Arns. "I hope that the peans, :voted against it," he said.

Liberation theology caution reiterated RIO DE JANEIRO,' Brazil . on one of the more prominent (CNS) - The Vatican's top doc- cases of conflict between a theolotrinal official, speaking to Brazil- gian and the Vatican - that of ian bishops, repeated the Vatican's Brazilian Franciscan Father Leocriticism of branches of liberation nardo Boff, who was barred from theological publishing and lectur路theology tinged with Marxism. Such orientation could destroy ing for II months in 1985 and 1986 faith "and have unexpected con- following a confrontation with the sequences for the church," Cardi- Vatican over his views on church nal Joseph Ratzinger told a recent authority. Last year, the Franciscan told Rio de Janeiro seminar for BrazilCatholic News Service he was again ian bishops on church unity. Cardinal Ratzinger, head of the in trouble with the Vatican. He Vatican Congregation for the Doc- said he was forced to agree to trine of the Faith, noted that the forego travel and refuse interviews Vatican had issued' formal criti- outside Brazil for six months, until cisms of "certain types of libera- January of this year, in order to tion theology" and certain "pro- "calm Rome" and be allowed to continue teaching at the Institute gressive" theologians, He said that there are in certain of Theology in Petropolis, Brazil. Father Boff was quoted during parts of the world theologies that the cardinal's visit as saying that are not "pure." , "There are truths that are cen- he hoped for a meeting with him to tral, that are dogmas, like the Holy discuss "the creation of a more just Trinity," he said, but "there are society, with special attention to other positions that are not dog- . the very poor." Of Brazil's 373 bishops, 103 parrna. There may be some that deny faith and have unforeseeable con- ticipated in the seminar. sequences." Highest Art The cardinal did not name those "T 0 affect the quality of the theologians whose thinking he re- . day-that is the highest of arts."garded as unacceptable to the Henry David Thoreau church. He also avoided comment

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Shopping, American food top Japanese visitors' agenda By Marcie Hickey

St. Mary's parish, North Attleboro, recently hosted a group of young Japanese women visiting the United States to study the English language and learn about life in America. The 20 students from the Nichibei English Conversational School in Tokyo cam'e to North Attleboro as part of Intrax, an international program for which lifelong St. Mary's parishioner Maureen Miconi-Kierstead Rusler is a local coordinator. During their intensive three-week stay, the students kept a hectic schedule, attending classes at St. Mary's education center on designated' days and on other days enjoying field trips and activities with, their host families. "We cram as much as we can into the three weeks," said Ms. Rusler, who shared the task of teaching English conversation and American history and culture with Attleboro teacher John Lazarz. While most of the students spoke English fairly well when they arrived, "after three weeks they had improved a great deal," said Ms. Rusler. The students' sampling of American life included visits to Harvard University, Quincy Market, the New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science in Boston;

tours of Providence and Newport, where they visited the mansions and attended the Japanese Black Ships Festival; and an outing to Old Sturbridge Village. Also on the schedule were classic American musts: a pizza party and a pool party. , Ms. Rusler is grateful for St. Mary's involvement in the program. During the past eight years, the parish has hosted student groups from countries including Germany, Spain, Italy and France. "Basically the parish has been the force behind it and the church is a central meeting place," the coordinator said. Father Ralph D. Tetrault, St. Mary's pastor, "has been great to the kids for a number of years, and we really appreciate his contribution to this endeavor." Parishioners "are used to having them coming in and out now," Ms. Rusler added, "and the handyman takes them on little tours of the church. The students feel safe, knowing that everyone looks out for them." The program's niche at St. Mary's has also provided the opportunity for the Japanese students to gain a better understanding of Christianity, Ms. Rusler noted. "The European students are usually all Catholic or Christian," she said, "but the Japanese students are mostly Shinto or Buddhist. Some h~ve learned about Chris-


THE VISITORS' loyalties had shaped up by :'"the time this picture was taken.

tianity at school or have had contact with missionaries, but for many it is a new conc·ept." Before departing on Aug. 4, the students attended a farewell party and graduation ceremony during which they received certificates for completing the program. Overall, Ms. Rusler said, Intrax "is a wonderful experience for them and their host families alike. It really makes an impact on their lives. All of them want to come back again to visit or even live here." What made the greatest impression on the young visitors? "They love shopping," said Ms. Rusler. "Shopping and eating American food'"

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my friends attended, we began repeating the jokes to other students and spreading the laughter. And when I woke up, the next morning, I remembered the night before and began smiling, and then I realized I was still under the influence of that extraordinary high. I felt reJaxed and good and lightsome, and I felt it all to a degree I never had ,before. Many times since, I have mused on the astonishing power' of the ' mood-altering substance we call . laughter. ' . I realize now that I have been fortunate to have a sense of humor about myself and about'life. The ability to laugh ,has enabledme to weather some mighty darK times, ' . periods of. failure and discour7 agement and setback·s. Now that there' haven't been tears, too. A good:cry is as,heat'thy and wholesome as:a session of laughter. 'Both are·a 'natural'part of our lives. But it seems to me that laughter enables us to stave off bitterness. A sense of humor keeps us from being rigid and breaking ell;Sily. It's a way of wardl!lg. off wimpy self-pity., . Early in this century a great Catholic, Gilbert K. Chesterton, wrote:.i'Laughter has something in ·it in ,common with the ancient winds of faith and inspiration; it unfreezes pride and unwinds secrecy; it makes menforget themselves in the presence of something greater than themselves; something (as the common phrase goes about ,a joke) t!Jat they cannot resist. . And thousands of years ago another spiritual writer in that very serious book we call the Bible. expressed his delightful wish for us all, "May your hearts be ever merry!" (Psalm 22:27). How might it have something to do with humility? And might it even have something to do with' love of self and others? . Maybe in the weeks ahead it would help if from time to time you prayed this short prayer composed by St. Thomas More, who wa,s noted forhis merry frame of mind and could joke as he went to his martyr90ni: ', . "Lord, give me a sense of humor , so that' r may ,take some happiness from this life arid share it, with . others."



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When there's clouds hangin' in your sky And they're just not lettin' any light in And you feel like you'd like to give in Don't you give up so soon What you need is a friend to count on What you got, baby you got someone Who will stay when the rain is fallin' And won't let it fall on you I'll see you through I'll cover you with a love so deep and warm and true I'll be there Honey, I'll be your shelter I'll be the one to take you through the night Whenever you need shelter I'll make everything all right Make everything all right I got arms strong enough to hold you Get you through anything you go through Anything that you need you know it's only a touch away When your heart needs a heart beside it Should be mine that it's keeping time with 'Cause I gotso much love inside it (It) beats for you every day I'll be the one To give you love When it seems like there's just not enough Mine will be there I'll see you through ,I'll cover; you with a love so deep and warm and true I'll be there Written by Diane Warren, sung by Taylor Dayne(c) 1989 by Arista Records Inc.. when we ne:d our friends. We need those who can walk with us until we find a path beyond the pain. Listening to Taylor .Dayne's "I'll Be Your Shelter" reminded me offriendship's great value in

HAVE YOU EVER felt like your world was, caving in and wondered if you could go on? , At -some point in our lives most bf us have experie!1ced such devast~ting hurt and dis~ appointment. These are times

our lives. Some of'the song's lyrics seem to describe a romantic relationship, but its deepest , message appears to be about friendship. One person says to the other, "What you got, baby you got someone who will ,stay when the rain is fallin' and won't let it fall on you. I'll see you through." Receiving "shelter" helps us recover from life's hurts. The song does exaggerate w~en it states that a true friend can "make everything all right." Friends are not meant to fix our lives, but they do offer us the emotional shelter needed when problems shower down on us. Consider someone who has just lost a da.ting. relations~ip. ThispersQn may feel depressed and unsure of himself or herself. No one can keep this .person from feeling the hurt of loss, nor should they try. ' True friends do not av'oid or take a way another's sadness. Rather, they stand ready 'to listen and care about how we are feeling. Their, belief in 'us becomes,a type of shelter where we can be until we rediscover our faith in ou'rselves. We need to reach out to our friends when we .are hurting. We need to ope~ (Jur " receive friendship's gifts.. We shouldn't make the mistake of thinking we have to tou'gh it out alone, hiding our pain from our friends. . Over the years, I often have suggested that deep, lasting frieridship brings a depth of love far su~passing the ups and downs of romance. ' .. ,Genuine friends/lip is Ii sQelter , that· assists' us past's hurts and into the promise and potential fOf a satisfying,'meanirigful life. Your comments are welcomed by Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, Ind. 47635..

Stamps, coins aid Boys Town programs BOYS TOWN, Neb. (CNS),Father Flanagan's Boys Town owns the only, known block offour twocent U.S. Confederacy postma~ter provisional stamps in the world the centerpiece of its philatelic collection. Those stamps, primed and issued during the Civil Wa'r by the Con-. federate postmaster in LJ niontown, Ala., are not for sale, said Ivan Sawyer, manager of the Leon MyersStamp Center at Boys Town. Sawyer, a retired U.S. Navy intelligence officer, says stamps donated to the center are to Boys Town what used clothing and furniture are to the Salvation Army. The stamps are sold at the center to support the troubled, abused and neglected boys and girls Boys Town serves. , Last year, Sawyer said, the stamp center raised $130,000 for Boys Town, by far its best year in the last five it has been raising money. But a coin sale brought in the bulk, of that. Because of a recent remodeling of its quarters in the, Boys Town visitors' center reduced its space, Sawyer says his operation is getting out of the coin business and sticking, so to speak, strictly to stamps. Bids are being sought on more than 8,600 foreign coins the center still owns, which come from some 200 existing and former countries. That collection is known more for its variety than its rarity, Sawyer

said, and should bring in a few thousand dollars. The stamp center,.named for adonor from Beverly Hills, Calif., formerly was called the Philamatic Center. That name was coined, so to speak, from the words for stamp and coin collecting - philately and numismatics. About $100,000 worth of stamps are donated each year, representing millions of stamps. Most are duplicates from collectors that are not sorted but dumped into bins, from which stamp center visitors can buy them at a penny apiece.

Many collectors do topical collecting, Sawyer said, specializing in stamps featuring autos, airplanes, sports, birds or whatever. "You can't really collect the world anymore," he said, noting about 8,000 postage stamps are issued worldwide ~ach year. There are no plans to sell the rare Confederate stamps, called provisional' because postmasters had to print their own when the breakaway government was unable to furnish them. Sawyer said their book value was listed at $30,000.


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NEW YORK (CNS) - The much-praised 1986 theatrical documentary, "Mother Teresa," will be rebroadcast on New York public television from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29. Diocesan viewers, however, should check local PBS channel listings, which frequently vary from New York times. The documentary is the definitive film portrait of the woman who has won the admiration and respect of the world for her work on behalf of "the poorest of the poor." It will have its New York airing the week of Mother Te'resa's retirement as head of the Missionaries of Charity, the religious order she founded in 1950. It was produced and directed by sisters Ann and Jeanette Petrie, who first met Mother Teresa in 1976 through their brother, Sacred

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CYO golfers from the Fall River, New Bedford, Cape Cod and Taunton-Attleboro areas squared off at the Diocesan CYO Golf Tournament held August 6 at Pocasset Country Club on Cape Cod. , Receiving top honors. in the senior division (ages 19-26) was Der'ek Barber of the Attleboro CLEVELAND (CNS) - One area. Richard Benoit, '. New Bedyear after the Supreme Court up- ford area, finished second. held Missouri abortion restrictions, Mike Ghelfi of Falmouth was the diocese of Cleveland has found top golfer in the intermediate dian ongoing need for services to vision (ages 17 and 18) and reciphelp women avoid abortion. In a ient of the Bill Doyle Memorial report published as an eight-pag~ . Trophy for outstanding player of supplement in the Catholic Uni- the tournament. Keith Allcock finverse Bulletin, the Diocesan Post~ ished second in the division. Webster Task Force cited the need Finishing first in the junior difor additional prenatal care, edu,. vision (ages 14 to 16) was Joe cational programs and updated Ward, New Bedford area, followed adoption efforts. by Tate Asselin, Attleboro area. The Supreme Court in its July Cadets (ages 13 and under) play1989 ruling in the Webster case, ed only nine holes, with Kevin upheld provisions of a Mi~soui-i Blaser, Fall River area, defeating abortion law, thus clearing the Mark Lounsbury in a three-hole way for other states to enact new playoff for first place. limits on abortion. Shortly after The Secret the ruling was announced, Bishop "Earth is crammed with heaven Anthony M. Pilla of Cleveland established the diocesan task force. and every bush aflame with God."

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Hearts Father William Petrie, who was ordained in 1969 in St. Mary's Church, Fairhaven. He has frequently lectured in the Fall River diocese and during the early 1970s worked at Regina Pacis Center, New Bedford and was a parochial vicar at Our Lady of the Assumption parish, also in New Bedford. For the past 15 years, fulfilling a dream he has had since as a teenager he read a book about Father Damien, the famed leper priest of Molokai, also a Sacred Hearts Father, Father Petrie has worked in India at one of the homes for lepers staffed by the Missionaries of Charity. Included in his sisters' documentary is a summary of Mother Teresa's life from her birth in Yugoslavia in 1910 to her reception of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. The major portion of the film, however, is devoted to showing her labors of love and gaining some insight into her spiritual motivation. Filmed in 10 countries over a period of five years, the produc: tion follows Mother Teresa'sjourneys into the wQrld's worst trouble spots from war-torn Beirut to the impoverished South Bronx. It also affords a look at the work of -her Missionaries of Charity at some of their more than 320 cenfers around the world. . Narrated by Sir Richard Attenborough, the documentary pays fitting tribute to a person whose message of the sanctity of life transcends all politica'l, socia'! a'nd religious boundaries: .

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BOSTON (eNS) - In Boston's North Dorchester neighborhood, 31 killings had already taken place this year by mid-July. But the churchyard smack in the middle of all the violence is an island of peace. Scads of kids .of every color come to St. Paul parish's day camp for a day full of activities, plus two meals. Nearly 200 youngsters come to St. Paul's five days a week, eight hours a day, during July and August. Combined with similar camps at two nearby parishes, 700 youths are served. "My mind is constantly going," Blanca Burgos, day camp director, told The Pilot, Boston's archdiocesan newspaper. "If I'm not thinking of good places to take the kids, I'm calling someone up trying to get all the good trips for free." Aside from the occasional rainfall, or the impromptu fire hydrant shower that attracts the campers, like pilgrims going to Lourdes, "everything is planned ahead sewing, indoor games, outdoor games, trips, aerobics, volleyball, softball, swimming," Ms. Burgos ' \' said. Keeping kids off the streets during the long hot summer is "why I do this," said Ms. Burgos, who has been involved in the program since 1975. "Most of the kids we have are little ones, age 5 to 10. Their parents work and they know that this is a good place for kids to be." Three-fourths of the campers are Hispanic, with the rest about evenly divided among Haitian-Creoles,Cape Verdeans, blacks and whites. "The kids play, have a good time, and learn from each other," said Father William Francis, pastor. "We have no trouble and no racial problems. It's very positive." Father Francis needs $25,000 to rim the summer day camp. He charges each camper $10 a week, and the rest, he said, he "hustles," with no city or state aid to help. What gets his goat is "no one knows about what we're doing here. Noone's talking about this, and if the Catholic Church doesn't blow its own horn, nobody else is going to blow it for us. "The money the Catholic Church sinks into the inner city - between parochial schools and day camps

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L'aSALETTE SHRINE, . , " . , " 'g't. F RAN t'E S' X A V I E R, High school youth ministry ATTLEBORO HYANNIS members will help at soup kitc.hen "Medjugorje Peacemeakers". an Men of the Sacred Heart will Sunday; those interested may conoutdoor concert focusing on Mary's direct Sacred Heart enthronement tact Bobbi Paradise, 775-8917. Men's message at Medjugorje, 7:30 p.m. ceremony at II a.m. Sunday, parish tomorrow. The group is part of the center; all invited. Religious educaClub cookout 6 p.m. Aug. 21; information: Ed Tocio, 428-4616; Dick Emmaus ministry in Danvers and tion registration after Masses Aug. Ward, 428-4496. Bishop Joseph their music is composed by Marie 25 and 26. Regan will speak on the mission Balter. SACRED HEART, FR Tenth annual Polish Day beginwork of the Maryknoll Fathers and Girls in grades 4 through 8 interBrothers at Masses this weekend. ning I:30 p.m. Aug. 26 with living ested in playing basketball will meet PUBLICITY CHAIRMEN O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER rosary at Rosary Walk followed by after 9 a.m. Mass Sunday. HOLY NAME NB are alked 10 lubmll newl Ilemilor Ihll Mass and healing service with procession; sacrament of Penance Missioner Father Jon DeMarchi column 10 The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall FALMOUTH NURSING HOME Rev. John Lazanski. OFM" of St. of the Consolata Fathers will preach 1:3~ to 3 p.m:; .Ma~s 3 p..m. Among River. 02722. Name of clly or lown .hould The Cape Cod Pilgrim Virgin belnclud.d,.1 _lIa. full dale. of allacllvAnthony Shrine. Boston 7:30 p.m. at all weekend Masses. Auditions panshes partlclpatmg Will be Holy statue has been at the nursing home III... P1...e .end new. of fulure ralher Aug. 22. Father Lazanski was a mis- for "Cabaret Revue" 7 to 9 tonight Cross, FR; Our Lady of Perpetual Ihan•. Note: We do nol normally since Aug. II and will leave tomorsionary in Sri Lanka, holds a psyand Aug. 25, Holy Family-Holy Help, NB. carry new. of fundral.lng actlvltle•. We are row. The rosary has been recited at chology degree from Boston Univerhappy 10 carry nollca. of Iplrllual proName School. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN 10 a.m. each morning during its stay gram•• club m.etlng•• youth proJ.ct. and sity and is a member of the AssST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, NB Children's Mass II a.m. Sunday. .Imllar nonprofit acllvltl••. Fundral.lng and at 2 p.m. today Father Francis ociation of Christian Therapists. A proJ.ct. may b. adv.rtlled at our r.gular Altar boy outing has been rescheST. STEPHEN, ATTLEBORO X. Wallace, parochial vicar at SI. 15 years, he has concharismatic for rat.., obtainable from Th. Anchor bu.lduled to Aug. 21; bus will leave . Parish picnic I to 7 p.m. Sunday; Patrick Church, Falmouth, will offer n... offlc•• t.l.phon. 675-7151. ducted over 800 healing services in . church parking lot at I p.m. andraindate Aug. 26. Mass in the home chapel, followed On Stearlng Point. It.m. FR Indlcat•• New England and India. Fall Rlv.r. NB Indicate. New Bedford. by a farewell ceremony. return at 9 p.m. ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON ST. THOMAS MORE, SWANSEA ST. ELIZABETH SETON, . CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE Calix group meeting 6:30 p.m. SOMERSET Altar boy outing to Rocky Point N.FALMOUTH CCD registration sessions: 4 to Sunday, parish center. New members Cookout for festival volunteers 6 Aug. 22; leaving church parking lot Religious education registration 5:15 p.m. Aug. 19 and 26. 7:30 to welcome at centering prayer meeting p.m. Aug. 27. Bus trip for teenagers 5:30 p.m. Rain date Aug. 29. after all Masses this weekend. 8:30 p;m. Aug. 23, parish center. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, parish center. to Water Country, NH, Aug. 20, ST. MARY NB Those who have not received regis- ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT Youth gr~up council, officers and leaving chu.rch parking lot 8:30 ~.m. tration information may call 477A parish choir is being formed; Missioner Father George Hickey advisors will meet 9:30 2 p.m. and returnIng 8 p.m. InformatIOn: 6565 and leave address. Meeting for those interested in joining may conwill speak at all Masses Aug. 25 and Kolakowskis, 676-9318. tomorrow, rectory conference room, new altar boys 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, 26. tact Lynne Guilmette, 673-9377. New ST. JULIE BILLIART, to plan next season's calendar. 'Par- altar servers and an adult coordinareligious education center. O.L. GRACE, WESTPORT ish council meeting 7:30·p.m. Aug. N. DARTMOUTH tor are needed; .information: 675Teen Club outing to Breezy Acres Religious education registration 28. Lectors' meeting 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 0271. Volunteer needed to represent . ···2~4S~CQMStf~~! .. h recreation area Wednesday; those for new students after Masses Aug. 27; prayer service and social 7 to 9 the parish on the diocesan pro-life planning to attend should notify an 25 and 26. New members welcome p.m. Aug. 29. committee; contact the rectory. advisor by ·tomorrow. Planning for Women's Guild meeting each all R•.•Offset I••.V. er.•.•. • •. M. A.· 0'.'.2.• ' 7•..2 •. •. •. J.•. . .•. . • • Web meeting for meat pie supper 7 p.m. second Wednesday; contact Alic Newspapers ..... Monday, church basement. CCD McKinnon 992-2291. • . ' Printing & Mailing .. registration after all Masses Aug. 25 (508)679,5262 • ST. STANISLAUS, FR and 26. Receptions for Fathers CHICAGO (CNS) - Follow- 1989 that gave the states more Acolyte training session II :30 a.m. Roland Bousquet and Richard Roy ing the advice of convention-goers, . power to set restrictions on to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow. Czestoare. planned for Aug. 26 and Sept. 9. the American Bar Association!s abortion. chowa prayer days through Aug. 26; CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH adoration of Blessed Sacrament 11:30 House of Delegates Aug. 8 voted Mark E. Chopko, general counAltar boy trip to Red Sox game a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily; Thursday 200-188 to reject its abortion-rights sel for the U.S. bishops, was presAug. 22. Lectors' training program and Friday devotions following 7:20 policy adopted in February and to ent when the neutrality vote was is planned for fall; information at a.m. Mass. take a neutral stance on the issue. taken. third CtassButk Rate liP Cbd~ Sorting rectory. Landscaping in'front of St. SACRED HEART, NB "I would not characterize it as a ABA members attending the ChicThUd Class NOn Profit tist M~inten~nc~. Theresa's Chapel was made possible Missioner Father Peter Branni- ago convention had vpted 885-837 victory of the pro-life side," he donation from Mrs. Clemenby a ;, All TO USPS SPECIFICATIONS: gan of the diocese of Kitui, Kenya, two days earlier to recommend said. "The resolution was a resolutina Tassinari and family in memory will speak at weekend Masses. yltesltirelabeling on Kirk·Rudy4·up '.' of the late Dante Tassinari. The parthat the House of Delegates res- tion for neutrality. labeler. And PressureSensitivetabeling ish congratulates Father Mark Ditcind its resolution supporting' "It's clear to me the principal SEPARATED /DIVORCED tami, O. Carm., who will celebrate CATHOLICS abortion-on-demand, which was supporters among the ABA leadInserting. coliating. folding. his 25th anniversary of ordination NB support group will meet 7 to 9 approved last winter 238-106. ership were more concerned with rij~tering. sealing. sorting. addressing.. Aug. 26. p.m. Aug.. 27, Family Life Center, This latest position "shows that promoting healing in the bar rather :sacking.completing USP~ forms, . 500 Slocum Rd., N. Dartmouth. HOLY NAME, FR the American Bar Association is than promoting any point of view" .( . direct delivery to Post Office Ellen O'Hara, director of New BedReception for departing song willing to respect the deeply held concerning abortion, he added. Printing . ..• We Do It All! ford Human Services, will speak on leader Sister Claudette Lapointe, moral and religious beliefs of many single parenting. Information: 994CaUforp~taHs (5Q81679.5262 RJM, following 11:30 a.m. Mass of its members who were deeply 8676. Sunday. offended by the pro-abortion resoCARLSBAD, Calif. (CNS) lution," sa,id James Bopp Jr., general counsel of the National Joan Lewis, former Rome corresponRight to Life Committee in Wash- dent for the National Catholic Register, has accepted a position ington. Among those offended was Los with the new Vatican Information Angeles trial lawyer Richard M. Service. She is moving to Rome to Coleman, formerly a member of begin work with the service, which St. Mary's parish, South Dart- will be a communications system mouth. He resigned from the ABA under the Vatican press office. Previously she worked for the over the abortion issue and Rome bureau of The New York seriously considered organizing a new national bar association for Times .and was also a free-lance writer. lawyers sharing his views. She said the new service will Reached in Los Angeles after provide quick transmission of the Aug. 8 ABA vote, he said, "In true lawyer style, I'm withholding' Vatican documents, curial developments and other information to a decision to rejoin the ABA until I . the world's bishops and Vatican see the wording of the new resodiplomats through a telecommunilution." cations network. But he said that if he does rejoin She will be responsible for the association, he will abandon gathering information within the plans for a new nat~onal organVatican and, when necessary, ization. . Noting that the AFL-CIO exec~ translating it, Ms. Lewis said. The service is expected to begin before utive council had also voted in the end of the year. recent days to take no position on In addition to English, Ms. Lewis abortion, Dr. John Willke, Nationspeaks .ltalian, French and some al Right to Life CommitteepresiSpanish. dent, said, "Both the ABA and the AFL-CIO have rightly rejected Renewal efforts by abortion advocates to "Finish every day and be done capture these groups. These rejecwith it. You have done what you . tions demonstrate very clearly that the so-called pro-abortion 'tide' could. Some blunders and absurfostered by the media after Webs- dities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. T omorter has receded." row isa new day; begin it well and He referred tothe U.S. Supreme Court's Webster decision of July serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old non.This Message Sponsored by the Following -----sense. This day is all that is good Business Concerns in the Diocese of Fall River and fair. It is too dear, with all its DURO FINISHING· CORP. GLOBE MFG. CO. GILBERT C. OLIVEIRA INS. AGY. hopes and invitations, to waste a GOD'S ANCHOR HO'DS FALL RIVER TRAVEL BUREAU GEORGE O'HARA CHEVROLET-CADILLAC moment on yesterdays."-Ralph Waldo Emerson ••

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