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New Bedford Missionary Billings 'Method Expert "I bring people back to the love of their wedding day." That's how Sister Lucille Levasseur, New Bedford horn Marist Missionary, describes her internationally recognized work as a teacher of the Billings method of natural family planning. On a home visit from her fulltime assignment of teaching family planning in the Fiji Islands of the South Pacific, Sister Lucille said the 'Billings method, which takes about an hour to learn, is equal in reliability to

any other natural family planning technique. (The method is tllught in the Fall River diocese at St. Anne's Hospital,Fa'll River, and at monthly classes at La Salette Shrine, Attlebro.) It only works, however, Sister Lucille cautions, "when there's love enough for partners to abstain from relations at the needed times." She said Drs. John and Lyn Billings of Australia were among Turn to Page Seven

Bishop Riley Was Longtime Friend of Bishop Connolly Bishop Thomas Riley, retired In clerical circles Bishop Riley auxiliary bishop of Boston, died was very well known from the last week lit his brother's home 25 years that he served at St. in Maine. His funeral Mass was John's Seminary, Brighton. First held Monday at the Cathedral as a faculty member and then of the Holy Cross in .Boston, as rector of the seminary, he with Humberto Cardinal Med- was admired by scores of priests eiros as principal celebrant and . of the diocese of Fall River wlio homilist. Bishop Daniel A. Cro- knew him in their student days. nin represented the Fall River As a graduate of the Univerdiocese at the rites. sity of Louvain in Belgium, the prelate developed a long-standing friendship with Bishop James L. Connolly, now retired Bishop of Fall River, who also obtained his doctorate from this internationally renowned university. In the newspaper world Bishop Riley was very well known for his weekly column, "Theology for Everyman," which appeared in The Pilot, the paper of the Archdiocese of iJoston. During his years in the sem· inary, Bishop Riley was truly a "Man for all Courses." Hi3 deep intellectual insight and his vast educational background en· abled him, even as rector, to Aux. Bishop Thomas J. Riley Turn to Page Five

Abortion Foe Raymond Ellinger, 36, has withered legs and twisted arms and has never known life outside a wheelchair or bed. He lives in a Little Reek nursing home and is supported by the state of Arkansas. He has never learned to read because he has never been to school. "I'm the kind of fellow those abortion people think would be better off dead," he observed. In recent months his capacity -to sympathize has been consumed by the thought of "the unborn 'babies those doctors keep killing." Converted to Catholicism 14 years ago, he takes his confirmation command to be a soldier of Christ seriously and considers it his mission to fight abortion. "I sure wish there was something I could do to help those right-to-life people," he said. Raymond is getting his wish. His story, carried by NC News, has gained national attention. "I may not be good for much," he remarked, "but I enjoy life. I think abortion is about the worst crime anybody can commit." Onward, Christian soldier!


Religious Congress Draws Thousands Diocesan delegates were among 6000 priests, nuns and lay people attending the 29th New England Congress of Religious Education held last weekend at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. They heard Father Bryan Hehir, assistant secretary for international justice and peace of the U.S. Catholic Conference and a congress focus speaker, warn that unless the Church speaks to issues of social justice, it will fail in its mission. A highlight for Fall River con· gress delegates came at a Sat·

urday night diocesan meeting at which Bishop Daniel A. Cronin spoke and Father Andre Patenaude, MS, led participants in a singalong.

Three from Here At NACC Parley Members of the pastoral care departments of three hospitals in the Fall River diocese will be among delegates to the 12th annual convention of the National Association of Catholic ChapTum to Page Three

Former Holy Family Pastor Dies at the Age of 95 IBishop Daniel A. Cronin officiated Tuesday morning at a concelebrated funeral Mass for Msgr. William H. Dolan, 95, pastor emeritus of Holy Family Church, ·East Taunton. The Mass was held at Holy Family, with Rev. James F. Lyons as homilist, and burial was in St. Francis Cemetery, Taunton. Msgr. Dolan died last Thursday at the Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River, where his brother Msgr. James Dolan, 97, pastor emeritus of St. Mary's Church, Taunton; is also a resident. The brothers, both of whom served in Taunton parishes for many years, remained in close contact with each other and while in the active priesthood customarily met each other daily for lunch. Msgr. William Dolan was born in Taunton, the son of the late Martin and Hannah (Campion) Dolan. Like his brother he attended, St. Laurent College, Mon-

treal, and St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore. He was ordained in 1921, nine years after his brother, and the late Bishop Daniel Feehan officiated at both ceremonies. Msgr. Dolan's first assignment Turn to Page Five-

Msgr. William H. Dolan


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ill People路 Places路Events-NC News Briefs ill Reactivate A!gency LA PAZ, Bolivia - An activist Catholic justice and peace agency dissolved by the Bolivian bishops two years ago under pressure from rightists has been reestablished and given a program resting heavily on evangelization.

TV Kit NASHVILLE The Christian Life Commission of the Southem Baptist Convention has prepared a I2-item "Hell) for Television Viewers" p,acket which is "designed to equip parents and other concerned persons with pertinent information about the moral crisis in television programming."

'Greatest P(~in' FATHER BASIL M. PHAM SUAN HOAN, the first Vietnamese refugee to be ordained in the United States, has been assigned to a parish in Pierce City, Mo.

VATICAN CI1Y - ' An unsigned front-page editorial in the Vatican daily, L'Osservatore Romano, :has said that Pope Paul VI feels the "greatest pain" at the thought of the "negative and rebellious prospect" facing priests ordained by dissident Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. The editorial noted that the suspended archbishop recently announced plans to ordain 20 more priests next June.

Aid Flood Viictims PITTSBURGH - With contributions still coming in, Pittsburgh's Catholics have contributed $261,592 in funds ior victims of the Johnstown area floods that claimed more than 70 lives in July.

Keep Land, Sa), Bishop SANTIAGO, Chile - F,armers plagued by inflation, poor market prices and lack of government aid should :hold on to their land in spite of it all, said seven bishops whose dioceses cover agricultural areas. "The man who already has a piece of land must fight and not sell it," they said in a joint pastoral letter titled "Hope Unites Us:'

dl TIDS IS JAMES MICHAEL, 19 days old, of Florida, whose mother was told her chance of survival was one in five million unless she had an abortion. She took the chance and James Michael is with us.

Ha'ils Congress WASHINGTON - Pope Paul VI has hailed the National Congress on Evangelization, scheduled! this weekend in Minneapolis, as "an excellent opportunity for deep and prayerful refleetion on God's work and on the task of evangelization that is shared by all who belong to Jesus Christ."

Business Sjtart BOGOTA - A rural porject launched by Pope Paul VI during his 1968 visit to Columbia is helping 347 Indian families in Cauca province. A report on the Pope Paul Rural Development Fund 3aid that since 1968, after an initial investment of $3 million in farmland and equipment and technical aid, the Indian families have been able to start 57 community businesses.

Oldest Obllate SISSETON, S.D. - Father Peter Minwagen, the oldest Oblate missionary priest in the United States, has died in Sisseton, S.D., at the age of 96. /\.. native of Germany, he celebrated his 70th anniversary as a priest in M~,y.

Window Dre'ssing

CARDINAL JAMES FREEMAN, Sydney, Australia, has warned his countrymen about the rapid spread of drugs on the island continent.

WASHINGTON - Women and minority "on-screen" newscasters and rersonalities are just "window dressing on the set," according to a report issued b.\' the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. They cover up lack of representation of women and minorities in decision-making roles in the television industry and stereo-

typed treatment of women and minorities in television programming, the report said.

Asks Peace, Jobs CASTELGANOOLFO, Italy Pope Paul Vol appealed for peace and for efforts to find work for unemployed young people in his Sunday Angelus talk last weeK.

Soviet Opposition MOSCOW - Soviet Baptist leadt'rs have condemned production of the neutron bomb, saying it is "contrary to the teaching of Christ," the SovlCt news agency Tass has reported.

Milwaukee Suit MILWAUKEE - A suit against the archdiocese of Milwaukee ha" been filed in a Milwaukee circuit court by Philip E. Prickett, former director of the archdiocesan Office of Development. Prickett charged that the archdiocese, by failing to act on improprieties in the archdiocesan Office of Finance, broke its employment agreement with him and therefore forced his resignation.

Polish Atheism CZESTOCHOWA, Poland - Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski of Warsaw, hero of the Polish hierarchy, has condemned what he called atheistic indoctrination in Polish schools.

FATHER ROBERT V. HOVDA pours water, symbolizing life, at opening liturgy of 32nd North American Liturgical Week conference in Iowa City.



SAN FRANCISCO -The people of California ar~ evenly split on their attitude toward homosexuals, according to a recent survey which also found the public almost evenly divided on Anita Bryant's campaign against homosexuals.

Steal Cellini Statues ROME - Bronze statues of the fOUf Evangelists, authoritatively attributed to the 16th-century sculptor Benvenuto Cellini and worth several hundred thoussand dollars, were stolen from Rome's St. Louis of the French church, polic:e have revealed. The theft occurred several months ago, but police withheld information about it until now in order not to impede the investigations.

All in the Family? WASHINGTON_ - The majority of American households - 51.2 percent are now made up of only one or two persons, according to a U.S. Bureau of the Census report. These small households made up only 40.9 percent of all households in 1960.

I~ ~, SISTER EUZABETH CANDON, Vermont Secretary of Human Services, recently in news . for her stand on abortion services, was among speakers at last weekend's New England Congress of Religious Education.

Won't Do It VATICAN CI1Y - The AustraEan government has rejected the appeal made by the Catholic bishops of that country asking that 10,000 Indochinese refugees be received into Australia for humanitarian reasons, Vatican Radio has reported. The 43 bishops made the appeal during their meeting in May. But representatives of the government recently said that the maximum number of refugees that could be received in the next 12 months would be only 2,500.

New Irish Primate VATICA NCITY - Pope Paul VI has named Msgr. Thomas Fee, 53, archbishop of Armagh, ,Ireland's primatial See. Archbishop-elect Fee is president of St. Patrick's College in Maynooth, the Irish national seminary. He succeeds the late Cardinal William Conway, who died April 17.

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SISTERS FROM THE FALL RIVER DIOCESE attending the seventh annual meeting of the National Assembly of Women Religious, held this month in New Orleans, are, from left, Sister Barbara Riley, RSM, Taunton; Sister Mary Jean Audette, SUSC, Fall River; Sister Rhea Quintin, SSJ, New Bedford; Sister Francis Lynch, RSM, Taunton. Representing thousands of Sisters across the nation, delegates reaffirmed support of the Equal Rights Amendment and voted in favor of varied measures "challenging the Church to be a model of justice."


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Diaconate F' Day Sidelights This past Sunday, the office This will be another information of the Permanent Diaconate vehicle that will be used to sponsored a family day for the create. a better understanding first class of prospective candi- . of the Permanent Diaconate dates, their wives, children and, among the people of the diocese. The highlight of the day was believe it or not, their grandchildren. Here are some inter- the beautiful liturgy, enhanced esting sidelights: by the musical talents of the Just from the numerical children of Leo Racine of St. standpoint, here are some inter- Joseph's parish, New Bedford. esting statistics. There are 18 Well known in their area for members in the first class of their sensitive and perceptive prospective candidates for the musical interpretations of IiturPermanent Diaconate in the di- gical music, they offered a dimocese. The average age of the ension of inspiration that was class is 50. The children of the true of all the young people who candidates range from 3 to 33. attended the family day. About 105 people attended the The day brought a reassurfamily day. ance that there are dedicated The theme of the day was members of God's pilgrim people Family Sharing _ Building Dia- who truly love the Church. In conal Community. It was most private discussion and informal obvious that this ideal is well sharing, it was more than obon the way to fulfillment. The day provided the first opportunity for the children of candiContinued from Page One dates to meet. It was quite clear that they "hit it off" from lains (NACC), to be held Sunthe outset. From the cries of day through next Thursday at infants to the unique tone of IBond Court Hotel, Cleveland. teenage music there is going They are Sister Jeanne Lato be a new sound in the Church! valle, CSC, St. Luke's Hospital, The wonderful facilities of the New Bedford; Sister Mary Claire Sacred Heart Fathers Seminary Salois, OP, St. Anne's Hospital, .in Wareham provided a great ,Fall River; and Father Robert setting for the day. Swimming Carter, Union-Truesdale Hospiand field events were held for tal, Fall River. children of all ages, including "To Heal As Jesus Did" will Father Moore, the director of the be the meeting's theme, with program, who bravely faced the physical, spiritual and psycologreality of being dunked into the ical aspects of healing to be diswaters of Buzzards Bay on three cussed. occasions. Bishop Bernard F. Law of Special visitors who shared in Springfield-'Cape Girardeau, Mo., th.e day were Father William will deliver the convention keyDavis, provincial of the Fathers note address on the gift of of the Sacred Hearts, who healing in the context of the dropped by, and Sister Mari- Church's overall vision of minisanne Postiglione from the Media try. Center of the Providence dioOther major presentations will cese, who was very busy photo- include "Healing and Sacred graphing the events of the day. Scripture" by ,Passionist Father In this connection, the office of Carroll Stuhlmueller; "Prayer the Permanent Diaconate in co- for Healing" by Barbara Shlemoperation with the Media Center on, a registered nurse; and the is putting together a slide and president's lecture on "Healing" sound presentation that will be by Basilian Father George Freeavailable for parish use this fall. messer, a medical doctor.


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fact, I have further estimated that the cost could rise to $100. 000 when we realize that the government would be borrowing that money. . "If we can avoid a $100,000 cost for a $200 investment we'd make a humanitarian investment at the same time what sense does it make to say 'We cannot afford $200 for this expenditure?' " Abortion is not the only issue in which death is seen as a cost-cutting device. Some people support the death penalty because they say it is cheaper than supporting a criminal for life. HEW added a new and ominous twist to the death-ascost-cutter argument in June when Robert Derzon, head of the Health Care Financing Administration, issued a memo which suggested in part that the government could save more than $1 billion a year in Medicare funding by forCIng states to adopt laws allowing "living wills" - directives from patients to doctors telling them to withhold extraordinary means of treatment· in case of terminal illness. "The cost savings," wrote Darzon, "from a nationwide push toward living wills is likely to be enormous. Over one-fifth of Medicare expenditures are for persons in their last year of life. Thus, in Fiscal Year 1978, $4.9 billion will be spent on such programs and if just one-quarter of those expenditures were avoided through adoption of 'living wills,' the savings under Medicare alone would amount to $1.2 billion," These comments, as right-tolife groups were quick to understand, seem to stand only asmall step away from advocacy of direct killing of old and sick people to save money. Cost-cutting and balanced budgets are in fashion in Washington these days and if cost is a primary concern, there's no doubt that death is cheaper than life. But the consequences of such reasoning could be frightening.

Panamania The current discussions concerning renewal of the Panama Canal Treaty have already hit a nerve in the body politic. To be sure, a lot of water will flow through the Canal before this touchy question finds a solution, since it is now felt that the Senate will not take up this hotcake until January. In the meantime, proponents and opponents are gathering their respective' forces: senators are fying to the Canal Zone for a first hand view of things, the American Legion has taken up the cause in convention and various conservative groups are ralJ.ying their followers to support a national newspaper campaign. Obviously the media will once more A youngster sleeps soundly . . . in the midst of a overpower the population with their unique coverage inwedding reception ... Music, conversation, dancing all undating us with facts, figures and fury. around . . . yet he sleeps . . . undisturbed . . . unconWithin the framework of American politics, emotional cerned. issues have a way of becoming political necessities. It is How many must envy him . . . his capacity for thought by knowing observers that the Senate will take its sleep? ... How precious a gift ... is sleep! prerogatives most seriously in this matter. Given its bent to of resSleep is one of nature's surest means beat everything into the ground by way of filibuster, the toration ... recuperation ... re-creation Sleep is question arises, what will happen in the more important also a symbol . . . A young boy asleep in the midst of issues that affect the very life blood of the American so much noise . . . is a touching symbol . . . of trust people? Will the Panama Canal issue become Panamania? ... of faith. Hopefully this will not be the case, considering the Sleeplessness in individuals may have nothing problems we face on the home front. Domestic issues such but the· sleeping to do with faith or lack of faith as energy, pollution, welfare, social security and health inperson symbolizes ... an inner trust in the basic goodsurance have a degree of importance that affects the day ness of the world . . . of people . . . of God . . . Sleep to day life of every citizen. The Congress and the Senate in symbolizes the capacity to let go ... to trust that life particular should not delay action on such issues in an will go on ... without one's active efforts. emotional whirlwind over Panama. There is too much at A sleeping boy . . '. may symbolize . . . the prostake at home. . found trust ... in a good and caring God ... that King Some politicians will attempt to dodge these basic David expressed ... even when surrounded by hostile national problems in a rage of phoney national pride. armies. Rights and sovereignty will become a rallying cry. Already "As soon as I lie down, I fall peacefully asleep, some are unrolling their flags to make sure that the red, for you alone, 0 Lord, white and blue will become once more a symbol of American bring security to my dwelling." (Psalm 4;9) power. Like emotional cheerleaders at a football game, they ..::===============1 will try to drown out the real calls on the field by their hysterical This should not and must not be the case. Like spectato::,s at a tennis match,' our heads will be By Jim Castelli "It probably is cheaper. But pulled from side to side by the emotions engendered by the logical extension of that is broad support for argument is that it is a lot this controversy. As we watch the political sport that will theThere economic argument in favor cheaper to execute people when be involved, it is imperative that we realize that we no of government-financed aborthey get old or are in retirement longer live in the days of Teddy Roosevelt when it was . tions. homes, that it would be a lot sufficient to "speak softly and carry a big stick." From The argument against this ap- cheaper to get rid of them. I Correction present antics it is very clear that many members of p:roach - offered by anti - abor- am not using that argument," In last week's voting report tion groups and even by many But Packwood didn't seem to Congress have a historical perspective that is more sention the Doyle-Flynn bill prohibipl~ople who favor legal aborobject when Sen. Charles Percy mental than real. ting use of state funds for abortions for other reasons - is (R-Ill.) made •..·that argument," However the Canal Treaty fares, it is not worth the summed up well by Sen. Robert Responding to Percy's ques- tions, we inadvertently listed paper it is writter.. on if the real issues of American daily 'Packwood ,(R-Ore.), probably the tion, Packwood cited figures Rep. Thomas K. Lynch (Barnlife are neglected. The ordinary citizen deserves to be most vocal backer of legal and showing it cost about $200 to stable, Sandwich) as in favor served by his or her elected officials and not harangued government-financed abortions perform an abortion and about of the bill. He was in opposition. by them. As debate over the Panama Canal develops, it in the Senate. $2,200 to care for a child on We regret any confusion caused by our error. welfare for the first year of his He made this comment during would be well for all of us to remember that such service is to be found in a Congress that is willing to help the the Senate debate on proposals life. to restrict federal funding of "The Senator from Illinois," people and not itself. As the furies gather and the storm abortion: Necrology Percy said, referring to himself, :clouds darken the horizon, one wonders whether the "I have never supported abor- has just calculated that, over a Sept. 3 Congress can meet this challenge. tion .....". and arguments have period of 18 years, it would Rev. Thomas J. McGee, D.D.,


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Taking up the Gauntlet Last week's editorial urged Catholic voters to be more olltsnoken on issues that concern basic beliefs of faith the are being attacked by the state. Congratulations to Holy Name parish, Fall River, which requested parishioners this past Sunday to sign prepared forms indicating their opposition to the use of state tax monies for abortions. Over 500 cards were signed that are to be sent to Governor Dukakis' office. Perhaps more parishes will find the heart to keep hearts beating! Letters Welcome Letters to the editor are welcomed. All letters should be brief and the editor resen'es the right to condense any letters if deemed necessary. All letters must be signed and contain a home or business address.

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steering points "I think the streets are just waiting for a new St. Francis to emerge. I don't see him. And I think this is a real challenge especially to the Catholic Church with its 2,000-year tradition." Gov. Jerry Brown of California




"It's important for Catholics to realize that the only way to take the national Democratic party off its pro-abortion stance is for Catholics to convince it that we will vote' Republican' if necessary. The moral issue is more important to us than the way our grandfathers voted." Joe Barrett, Vice-Chairman, National Pro-Life Political Action Committee "Longer prayer hours have been the best investment of my life." Father Michael Scanlan, OFM at Priests' Conference on Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Explains Position Dear Editor: 'I respectfully request that you clarify the misimpression apparently created by last week's Anchor relative to my position on abortion. During my seven years as a State Representative I have consistently voted against abortion. My firm anti-abortion posture is no secret, and I have consistently opposed any' measure which would affect the lives and rights of the unborn. In explanation for my one absence on a roll call, I wish to state that on August 8, the day in question, the House of Representatives was asked to vote once again on the pro-life issue. The question came as to whether the abortion issue should be placed on a referendum. I voted NO . . . and this was the Pro-Life position. In spite of our best efforts, the motion was passed. We, the Pro-Life proponents, then attempted to have the motion reconsidered. This motion prevailed, and we then had the opportunity to re-open the debate. I voted· YES on the reconsideration motion. Once again, this was the Pro-Life position. On Roll Call No. 372, after reconsideration, the measure was once again put to a vote. However, when this vote came up, I had been called to my office by an emergency phone call and was unable to return in time to cast my vote.

BROTHER DANIEL SULUVAN, OFM, 69, of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, a native of St. Mary's Cathedral parish, Fall River, died this month at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C. He taught exceptional students for some years prior to enterinr. religious life in 1955. As a teaching brother he served at Terra Sancta College, Amman, Jordan, and in Nicosia, Cyprus. Returning to the Washington monastery in 1974 for reasons of health, he remained active there until his death. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Kathleen McGrath, Middleboro, and Mrs. Ruth Smith, Tiverton, as well as by several nieces and nephews, including Brother Francis Leary, CSC, Waterbury, Conn. He was the brother of the late Father Leo Sullivan of this diocese.

My record clearly shows that I have never voted for abortion measures in my seven years as a State Representative. My vote would have been a resounding NO once again had I been able to cast my vote on August 8. My position has been strong, consistent, and Pro-Life during my entire tenure of office and will continue to be so. I would appreciate your communicating my position to the


readers of The Anchor. Rest assured that my efforts will always be directed to protection of the God-given rights of the unborn. 'Carlton M. Viveiros State Representative

Bishop Riley Continued from Page One chair subjects of the most varying description. Kind and gentle, he always was a true inspiration of piety to his students, never asking them to do anything he himself had not done. Recognition of his holiness as a priest is perhaps the greatest tribute that could be paid to this devoted man of God. IBorn in Waltham in 1900, Bishop Riley studied at St. John's Seminary and was ordained a priest in 1927 by the late Cardinal William O'Connell. After his graduate studies at Louvain he was appointed to the seminary faculty in 1933, where he remained until 1958. A year later he was ordained auxiliary Bishop of Boston by the late ,Cardinal Richard Cushing. Until his retirement a year ago he was pastor of St. Peter's Church in Cambridge, the home parish of Bishop Cronin's parents.

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Continued from Page One was as associate pastor at Sacred Heart Church, Oak Bluffs. He then served at Holy Name and St. Patrick's, Fall River, before being named administrator of St. Peter's 'Church, South Dighton, in 1939. In 1948 the prelate became . pastor of St. Joseph's Church North Dighton, and in 1954 was transferred to Holy Family, East Taunton, from which post he retired in 1969. In 1964 he was raised to the rank of domestic prelate.

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One of the more interesting things to watch this summer and fall will be whether Mario Cuomo will be elected mayor of New York. He is one of the most unusual; colorful, complicated political candidates


Wonders If It~alian Can Become Mayor of New York to come down the pike in a long time. An Italian from Queens with six children, and a former baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cuomo is supported by such elitist New York types as the "Village Voice's" Jack Newfield and the New York "Post's" Jimmy Breslin. More committed perhaps than any urban politician in America to the importance of family and neighborhood, he also finds himself getting favorable mention from the lordly, cosmopolitan New York "Times." A devout Catholic, a former professor at the arch-conservative St. John's University, Cu-

OIDO is a liberal on human rights I(witness his fierce denunciation of British oppression in Northem Ireland and demand that P:,esident Carter talk about rights in Ireland as well as everywhere else in the world) and a conservative on human life a combination which ought to be hard to beat among the ethnics of any large city. A skilled conflict mediator, and one of the most street-smart politicians in the country, Cuomo is, according to his friends, and evidently in his book, "Forest Hills Diary" (about a neighborhood housing dispute which h(: mediated), something of a mystic.

There are those who say that he could serve in any office of the land and others who say that he will not be elected mayor of New York. Some of them are the same people. Like I say, an interesting fellow. Those who say he won't win make three arguments: first of all, Mr. Cuomo has a streak of independence in him that is the despair of professional polio ticians; he does what he thinks is right, regardless of what advisers say. Sometimes that gets the crowd cheering for you; but sometimes they shout for your blood.

Secondly, a lot of New Yorkers are apparently persuaded that while New York needs. a new politic;al face, it ought to be the face of the ineffable Bella Abzug. As an outsider, it seems to me that would be the surest way yet devised by human ingesuity to have Manhattan Island sink into the Hudson River. But Bella is "well known," they say (undOUbtedly the truth), and Mr. Cuomo is not. New York politics is a jungle and it ill behooves someone from another city to comment further. But when they tell me that Ms. A. is just who they need to deal with Washington, I say you gotta be kidding .. .

A Blook wit~h .a SexyTltl.e and Plain Brown I,nsides Iy MARY CARSON

The new book, "Human Sexuality," written by five theologians, has been thoroughly -criticized by bishops and other theologians. Now I'd like to offer my criticism as a married woman. It's dull. Only theologians can write books with sexy titles 路and plain brown insides. Many of its learned criticisms have started with "While I have

not yet read the book . . . .. taught it.) At least I have read it. But For example, '~Human Sexuif I weren't an enthusiastic stu- ality" quotes from "Human Vident of the theology of marriage tale." (That's also dull and I I never would have finished it 'doubt many lay people have read Every time I tried to read it it either.) But it quotes out of I fell asleep. In fairness, parts context. "Humanae Vitae" is divided are more readable than others, possibly the writing of different into two parts. The first part authors. Being the work of a says some beautiful things committee, it reminds me of a about marriage; the second says camel . . . ponderous, but it that sex is still dirty. By quoting only from the first part of holds a lot of water. And that's the book's strong- the encyclical- the book could est virtue: it makes sense! make you wonder what all the It's greatest weakness is that fuss is about "Humanae Vitae." it plays the game of "magisterWhi,le most of the thinking on eese" too heavily. (That's the sexuality in this book is sound, system which makes possible it tries too hard to make you any change in Church teaching believe that this is just a small, as long as you can prove that's' logical step forward in Church the way the Church always teaching.

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This month President Carter proposed to the Congress a set of actions to help reduce the increasing flow of undocumented (so-called illegal) aliens to this country and to regulate the presence of the uncounted millions already here. These actions will:

- Make unlawful the hiring of undocumented aliens, with enforcement by the Justice Department against those employers who engage in such hiring. - Increase significantly the enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the federal Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act, targeted to areas where heavy undocumented alien hirings occur. - Adjust the status of undocumented aliens who have lived in the United States seven or more years. They would be granted permanent resident status if they applied for it and after five years could apply for U.S. citizenship. Illegal aliens


The foundations of Church teaching are based on law what is just, what is equitable, what is fair. IBut when the morality of sex is based on law, it's doomed. Love gives; law is concerned with what's in it for me. When sexuality is fully loving, law has no part in it. That's why married people (unless they are legalists) found the old Church teaching wasn't speaking to them. H\Human Sexuality" tries to pal homage to that legalism . . . and get away from it at the same time. The book does have one point on which I sternuously disagree. It offers a list of values of sexu-


It was only a seasons ago that dress to buy was sibility. Thank

couple of finding a an imposgoodness,

those days seem to be fading. While the pantsuit is still around, more often fran not it is accompanied by a separate suit skirt. Yes, this season your problem will not be where to find

a dress to buy but rather which one to choose. The two important soft shapes are the chemise and the blouson and this season they're being imitated by sportswear separates. Dresses are feminine and versatile and can team with cowl sweaters, blouses and even large overskirts for really great layered looks. Yves St. Laurent, still a rna路 jor name in the fashion world, has reintroduced the chemise, tiered, flounced f10raled and almost always done in a small print challis. The blouson shape is seen in everything from that important

Maybe the reason I found it dull is that I've heard most of its moral conclusions before ... from my teenage daughters.

Proposed Illegal Aliens Program

who lived in the country prior to January, 1977 would be eligible to apply for temporary resident status for five years. A final decision on their status would not be made until more exact information about their number, location, family size and economic situation was collected and reviewed. Those who entered the United States after Jan. I, 1977, and those who did not apply' for adjustment of status within a year, would be deported if caught. .- Substantially increase resources available to control major entry points in order to prevent illegal immigration. -- Promote cooperation with

governments which are major sources of undocumented aliens, in an effort to improve their economies and help them control alien smuggling rings. The President's program is admittedly a patchwork compromise and, as such, is already being criticized for different reasons by different groups representing widely divergent viewpoints. . Arguments for and against it will be fully debated in the Congress and other forums between now and the time it is voted on. Critics of this or that section of the program should state their arguments as forcefully as possible and should make every


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ality: "self-liberating, other-enriching, honest, faithful, socially responsible, life-serving, and joyous." I believe other-enriching must ,come before self-liberating. If your primary goal in sex is self-liberation you'll never find it. The joy of sexuality, and thus it's being self-liberating, comes when you have fulfilled your partner. Some bishops are fearful that . this book will cause great damage to Catholic thinking. No chance.

dress to easy, oversized sweaters that blouse generously over the hips. These sweaters and sweater dresses are going to be great for keeping warm when temperatures drop and fuel economy keeps us from raising thermostats too high. These dresses will be seen in really great berry shades that include the whole spectrum of purple to dusky grape. Winter white, teal and spice shades such as paprika and cumin are the followups. For evening, black, purple, face powder neutrals and lovely gem colors such as garnet, amethyst, and dark emerald are important.

Many designers are coming out with fragments of a wardrobe or many separate pieces built around one basic dress, generally hooded. The basic dress can then be layered with a blouson overblouse, hiplength jacket and wrap-around skirt. .J can't remember when I have seen so many lovely dresses and separates as this season. The only thing limiting our selections will be our budget!



Worldwide Marriage Encounter will hold a convention the weekend of Sept. 23 through

effort to improve the program in the process. They will weaken their own case, however, if they try to oversimplify the problem or pretend it doesn't exist or, worse still, pretend that they alone know how to resolve it. While I have my own misgivings about certain parts of the program and will probably be called upon to testify on 'behalf of the U.S. Catholic Conference in favor of making it more generous and more meaningful, nevertheless I think the President is to be commended for having recognized the problem in all its complexity and having attempted to resolve it.

News 25 at North East Catholic and Chaney Technical High Schools Manchester, Conn. Three thousand couples and religious from New England and Canada are expected to attend a program On couple, family, church and community relationships presented by nine teams. Father Chuck Gallagher, SJ, movement founder, will be the closing speaker. Further information h, available at 1 Gateway Center, Suite 607, Newton, Mass. 02158 or by telephone at 617-965-2155.

Sleep in Thunder "A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder." - Thomas Fuller

Shrine Appeal N'ears Goal A national appeal for $5 million to preserve the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czechtochowa in Doylestown, Pa. has already realized $4.3 million, according to shrine spokesmen. With the approbation of Bishop Daniel A. Cronin, the appeal has been conducted in churches of the Fall River diocese this month. It win conclude this Sunday. The Doylestown shrine, the United States center of Polish devotion to Mary, was dedicated in 1966 as part of worldwide observance of the millennium of Catholicism in Poland. Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia officiated at the ceremonies and the late President Lyndon Johnson gave 'a keynote address to an audko..lce of over 135,000 Marian devotees. The shrine had its beginnings in 1951 when Polish priests of the Order of St. Paul came to the United States, bringing with them their heritage of Marian devotion. They purchased farmland near Doylestown and on a site said to resemble "Jasna Gora," the "shining mountain" of Poland, they established an American shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Czestochowo, the national patroness of their homeland. The shrine focuses on a replica of a "sacred and miraculous image of Mary which legend says was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist during Mary's lifetime."1t has been visited by hundreds of thousands of American pilgrims. Unfortunately, the Pauline Fathers, unschooled in economics, were unable to cope with the business aspects of the shrine and, through a series of financial setbacks and an overzealous building program, it came to the edge of bankruptcy, with construction costs soaring to nearly $6 million from an original estimate of $3 million. The primary source of indebtedness for the Paulines resulted from bonds issued by the shrine, in an attempt to meet increased construction costs. The principal and interest of these bonds began to mature in 1972. The crux of the problem is that bond purchasers, almost without exception, were elderly Catholics who bought them as a source of fixed retirement income. The National Czestochowa Trust has been formed by Cardinal Krol and a committee of bishops to relieve the financial problems of the shrine, the Pauline Fathers, and the more than 2,000 Catholic bondholders. The Trust is committed to keeping the shrine open as a center of Marian devotion to our ,Lady of Czestochowa. To assist the shrine, so steeped in Marian devotion and Polish heritage, is to recognize the great spiritual good which has been' accomplished at Doylestown. Father Robert S. Kaszynski of St. Stanislaus Church, 36 Rockland St., Fall River 02724, has been named diocesan coordinator of the appeal, and contributions may be sent to him. Checks should be made payable to The National Czestochowa Trust Appeal. All gifts will be gratefully accepted and are tax deductible.

New Bedford Missionary Continued from Page One delegates and that they reported the World Health Organization is funding five field trials of their method of fertility control based on cervical mucus observations. "The rhythm method is obsolete today," observed the nun. She noted that there are "many clues to ovulation," the point in a woman's menstrual cycle at which it is possible to conceive, and that it is incorrect to assume that natural methods require long periods of sexual abstinence. Born in St. Anne's parish, New Bedford, Sister Lucille moved to Fall River in childhood, where she attended Notre Dame School and the former Jesus-Mary Academy. She recalls that she decided to become a Sister while in grammar school, but that her route was somewhat indirect. "A Marist priest spoke to my sister's class about vocations and distributed leaflets," she said. "tHe never got to my class, but my sister brought the leaflet home. I picked it up and read it and said to myself, 'I'm going to do that.' And I did," she added simply. As a Marist Si~ter she worked in a 路Fiji leper colony on a remote island from 1951 to 1969. "Then," she related, "due to modern medications there were so few lepers that the govern. mentclosed our hospital. But a few families wished to continue living on the island and I was assigned to teach them first aid, since they'd have no medical services. I found, however, that what they really wanted was family planning information, so I hurriedly found out about that for them. From the 'leper colony Sister Lucille went on to formal nurses' training in New Zealand, then aided in opening a maternity hospital on Viti Levu, Fiji's

largest island. There she began teaching family planning on an organized basis and in 1972 was assigned to the task fulltime. Now, working from headquarters in Suva, Fiji's capital city, she travels among the country's 205 inhabited islands, instructing in the 'BilIings technique. At first, she said, men in the male-dominated Fiji society were deeply e~barrassed that a woman should speak to them about sexual matters. "They hid their faces and refused to look at me," she recounted, "but now they ask me more questions than the women!" Fluent in Fijian, the energetic nun has organized 24 teaching groups throughout the islands

to spread the family planning message. Although a literate couple can master the Billings technique in an hour, since' they can refer to written instructions, illiterates take somewhat longer, since they must memorize procedures. But almost anyone should be able to learn and apply the techniques in a matter of months, said Sister Lucille, no matter how irregular a woman's menstrual cycle. "Every girl should know the Billings method before she gets married," she stressed. The Fiji Islands are heavily Methodist, she commented, and more non-Catholics than Catholics come to her for instruction. In one case, she said, a Methodist team couple told a Catholic group, "You are lucky your

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Church cares so much for you that she forbids contraception." Sister Lucille will be in the States until October, dividing her time among her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pierre J. ,Levasseur, who now live in Tiverton, R.I., and her nine brothers and sisters, who are united in admiration of their far-traveling sister. But even though on vacation, she's so enthusiastic about her work that she just might repeat a recent foray into the south, during which she taught 300 Memphis couples what they dubbed MOM - the Mid-South Ovulation Method. It's a 'lot to have happened as the result of reading a secondhand vocation leaflet.



Holy Namers Fight Back Following last week's Anchor editorial urging "the Catholic voice of Southeastern Massachusetts" to make itself heard on the issue of using state funds for abortions, members of Holy Name parish, Fall River, have done just that. Those attending last weekend's Masses found in their pews and at the back of the church cards addressed to Governor Dukakis, stating that the signer opposed abortion and did not condone the use of tax dollars for this purpose. Space was provided for name and address and parishioners were urged to mail the cards to the State House immediately. Commenting wryly on the abortion policy of Governor Dukakis, Msgr. Daniel F. Shalloo, Holy Name pastor, slrid, "If it continues, soon we will have no juvenile delinquency problem, 'because there will be no juveniles." He said the cards will be distributed again this weekend so that Holy Namers returning from vacation will have the opportunity to participate in the parish protest.

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Papal Commission Declares . High Seas Belong to A~II


to retain the old concept of the ocean as no one's property. VATICAN CITY (NC) - The In recommending application Pontifical Justice and Peace of the concept of "the universal Commission has come out purpose of created things," the against the idea that the oceans commission said the principle are the property of no one and "is both a 'given' and a task." are therefore open to general "·Particular appropriations of exploitation. goods, in various historic forms, But it also opposed the extenenable men to exercise their sion of the sovereignties of freedom in a field in which they coastal states into the open sea. The commission· praised the can develop their personality, In contrast to these concepts, concept of the high seas as "the manage and multiply goods in the commission recommended common heritage of mankind" a responsible fashion, issue them application to the oceans and to enunciated by the 23rd General with humanity by the work they other resources of the principle Assembly of the United Nations. put into them, and turn trade of the "universal purpose of According to this concept, it into a diversified process of developing social bonds," the Vati.created things." said: can agency said. "The same . . . Its views were set forth in an applies to intermediate collect"Ocean space would be reII-page document er.titled "The Universal Purpose of Created served for peaceful purposes ..." ivities and states. This presupposes, of course, that' the divThings: On the Conference on - "The wealth of the oceans ision of labor does not condemn the Law of the Sea." should benefit all, especially the whole classes and peoples to a . The view of the law of the poorest:" dehumanizing activity or that high seas "as res nullius (no - Common development of trade does not take the form of one's property) is now obsolete," the oceans' resources would lead the exploitation of one class or the Vatican commission said. to the establishment of a frame- people by another." But, the commIssIOn said, "It rested on the view that work expressing human solidthough the universal purpose of the oceans constituted an inex- arity. created things is largely brought haustible reserve, an indestructi- The concept of the common about by such forms of ownerble environment, a vast expanse on which navigation, fishing and heritage of mankind could be ship or possession, it also takes the form of a common heritage. exploration called only for minor extended to other areas. Forms of common heritage revelation." But, the Vatican commission recommended by the commission This view, the commission said, the concept of the seas as said, "serves the interests of the common heritage of man-' included: - At the world level: efforts the best-provided," multiplies kind "has found very little exto guarantee by international pression on a practical level." sources of conflict, leads to the squandering of resources and It noted that the right of coast- agreeme~ts tire maintenance and jeopardizes the ecological bal- al states to claim an "economic enjoyment for all of such rezone" of 200 nautical miles sources as the atmosphere, the ance of the planet. balances of the biosphere, and "The massive extension of the seems to have been secured. in future, water. sovereignties of coastal states As far as the rest of the ocean - On the national level: equiis not a solution either," the is concerned, the principle of the ta.ble redistribution of national commission continued in a clear common heritage has been acreference to the idea behind the cepted only for the seabed and revenue by such means of joint recent trend among coastal na· undersea resources, said the ownership as collective investtions to extend classical threecommission. For the water it- ments, social security institu~ile and 12 mile boundaries to self and fishing in it, nations tions and direct control of stra200-mile economic zones. "It in- are unwilling to accept any te'gic means of production. The movement of joint ownertroduces and extends to the sea "high authority," and technolorivalries between nations." gically advanced nations want ship on the world level, the commission said, leads to the establishment of food stocks at the di.sposal of famine-stricken countries, access for all to 'basic commodities, drawing rights on world monetary reserves and INC. a major world fund for-development work as a whole. With regard to the problem of the oceans and the new inte,rnational order currently discussed by economists, political theorists and government officials, the commission said, "Christians would be seriously evading their responsibilities if they ignored a debate which, even in its terminology, is dealing with matters with which the Church's social teaching has always been concerned." The real rights inherent in various types of property must "be subordinated to the common guiding principle of the universal purpose of goods," the commission said. ROUTE 6 • between Fall River and New Bedford The basic question, it noted, is whether any system of property ownership or control enables all men to exercise their natural right to have access in one form or another to some power over things, or whether it concentrates all power in the hands of Ii few. By John Maher

"It bestows added benefits on the countries already favored by nature, as it totally excludes landlocked countries and depends on the.Iength of the coastine of the country concerned. It introduces a form of partitioning hardly conducive to scientific research, or to the quest for greater solidarity between peoples."









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By Father John Dietzen Q. A few weeks ago you reo ferred to the saints and seemed to include among them some of our "fellow Christians." Isn't it true, however, that the Catholic Church does not recognize non· Catholic saints? (Fla.) A. First of all, other Catholics are our "fellow Christians" also. That phrase does not automatically refer· to Protestants. If you mean does the Catholic Church acknowledge the presence of holiness in other Christian churches, and in the members of those churches, the answer is by all means yes. In fact, in at least one instance, the Catholic Church canonized a non-Roman Catholic Christian. This occurred a few years ago in the canonization of a group of African young men who were murdered for their faith late in the last century. They are known as the Martyrs of Uganda, and one of them was an Anglican. You are probably aware that, with perhaps one exception, the Roman Catholic Church is the only western Christian church which has any custom such as canonization. Thus, there are no Protestant "saints" in that more formal or official sense. Q. I am acquainted with a number of nuns, and they all seem to be Franciscans, even though they belong to different "orders." We have several dif. ferent groups that I know of here in our own city. How many different kinds are there, and why are there so many? Can you tell them apart? (Tex.) A. It is said that one of the three things even God doesn't know is how many congrega. tions of religious women there are in the Church. I suspect He doesn't even know how many groups of Franciscans there are. All Franciscan congregations have in common that they profess the vows of poverty, chasity, and obedience, and follow basically the same rule of life, founded on the Gospel as taught and lived by St. Francis of As· sisi. Most separate congregations fill a particular apostolic need - teaching, nursing, contemplative prayer, and so on. Some are very old, others have died out, and some are relatively new. Membership may total everywhere from a few dozen to several thousand. Just for the record, there are, of course, hundreds of religious communities that are not Franciscan. Some, like. the Franciscans, ire identified with one of the major "schools" of Christian spiritufllity, such as the Benedictines or the Dominicans. Others have roots which are more independent, as for example, the Maryknoll Missionary Sisters. and the Sisters of the Holy Cross.





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Pope Explains VATICAN OITY (NC) - Pope Paul VI will not respond to any communication from dissident Archbishop Lefebvre unless the communication "manifests a truly ecclesial attitude of obedience, without reserve or conditions," the Vatican press office said. A statement released at a press conference by Father Pierfranco Pastore, assistant director of the Vatican press office, explained why the Pope had not replied to a letter the archbishop said he had sent. The Vatican statement said: "Considering that Archbishop Lefebvre has given no response to the last personal letter sent him by the Holy Father last June 20 about the illegitimate ordinations that he was preparing to confer; and taking into account that he has continued his public activities in opposition to the Pope and the (Second Vatican) Council on the occasion of his recent trip in Latin America, carried out while ignoring completely the authority of the bishops, the Supreme Pontiff has decided that he cannot henceforth respond except to a letter that manifests a truly ecclesial attitude of obedience, without reserves or conditions."


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EIRA, pastor of Espirito Santo Church, Fall River, will be honored at a community testimonial Sunday, Aug. 28 at White's Restaurant, North Westport.. Principal speaker for the event will be Anthony D. Gomes, director of the National Farmworker Research Project in Denver, Colo. and a former Fall River resident. Gomes, a native of Faial, Azore, is proficient in eight languages and is board chairman for the Veena Lakchni Foundation, an agency aiding Ugandan refugees. His topic will be the role of the Church in human rights. Congresswoman Margaret Heckler and state and city officials will join in the tribute to the Fall River pastor, long noted for his. work on behalf of Portuguese immigrants. Tickets are available from the Portuguese Youth Cultural Organization in Fall River or from members of the planning committee, headed by Joao Lopes da Costa.

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Ho"" Do I Know His Will ?

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By Msgr. Joseph 1\1. Champlin

By Father John J. Castelot

"Bless me, Fathu. It's been 10 years since my last confession. You see, Father, my wife just died and I want to receive Communion at the funeral Mass." That sounds like a probably middle-age widower admitting his sins to the priest and seeking reconciliation with the Church. In point of fact, however, it was a 24-year-old seminarian "confessing" toone of his classmates here in the North American College at Rome. They were role playing in an attempt to Il?aster the mechanics of the new rite for the sacrament of Penance and to develop their skills as future confessors. Each of the students was asked to prepare two hypothetical confessions, one of a man, the other of a woman, one for an anonymous, the other for a face-to-face arrangement. They selected a partner and together signed up for an hour of this role-playir:g exercise. The experience was tape recorded and after each confession I solicited their own observations, then gave my lengthy comments. Later in their rooms they listened to the recording and learned from their own performances. Teachers often do not realize immediate fruit from their labors but this role-playing project was an exception. In every instance I could detect imm~diate growth and the seminarians un路 iversally commented on how productive' their hOllr had been. As' a priest for 21 years, I watched with mixed emotions as they struggled, then grew comfortable with the revised ritual and these hypothetical, but true to life confessions. They found the open arrangement more satisfying and effective, but dealt successfully with behind-thescreen situations. These fine young men, after initial awkardness, swiftly displayed an ease with spontaneous prayer, scriptua,l reading and creative penances. The extension of both hands over the penitent's head proved clumsy for them; it will take time for this to attain in their ministry the richness it possesses as a gesture of reconciliation with the Lord and with the Church. The tendency, almost compulsion to give swift answers and immediate advice was present in almost every student. I trust, after our sessions, they will be more inclined simply to listen, to inquire "What do you think you should do about this?" or to ask "How do you hope to improve, to be better in the days ahead?" My hopes for them as confessors in the future are those expressed in the renewed ritual for Penance (Article 10): "7"" that they be "guided by Turn to Page Thirteen

The Old Testament prophets were selected by God to preach to the people and to reveal His moral will. Each of them was assured, sometimes in an extraordinary way, that God had indeed chosen him. Read, for instance, the "inaugural visions" of Isaiah (Is.6), Jeremiah (Jer. 1), or Ezekiel (Ez. 1-3). They, then, were sure of their divine mission, but how could the people be sure? This was, and always has been, a real problem. The only objective criteria the prophets could present were the orthodoxy of their teaching, the integrity of their personal lives, and their willingness to suffer for their convictions. Often, however, these criteria were not enough and, strangely, miracles, which might have been especially impressive, were an extreme rarity in the careers of the classical prophets.


WHEN TRAGEDY STRIKES, as in this Illinois tornado, is it the will of God or the

breaks of the game? By Father Alfred McBride "Ah sure, it's the wiU of God, isn't it?" Who has not heard this calm and assuring statement from our grand-parental generation? By contrast, how seldom one hears of the will of God these days. Now it's the will of persons. Whatever will be, will be. It's all up to you. There's no light at the end of the tunnel. I never promised you a rosegarden. Thrown back on human resources alone, people today reo sort to a kind of genteel despair. Not knowing how to bring the aches of the heart to the Lord, people try to stir up a little warmth with sayings more suitable to children whistling in the dark as they michievously prowl through the forbidden cemetery grounds. Of course this is anpther pen路 dulum swing. The great anodyne, "will of God," sprang far too easily to lips in the past. Cited much too quickly, it tended to stop people from using their minds to cope with the suffering, pain and puzzlement implied by tragic situation or murky moral dilemmas. Putting all the problems on God's shoulders, the part that should have stayed on human shoulders was not sufficiently borne. Now we have the other side. Try using your mind and forget about your faith. God gave you a mind to' use, so why not take advantage of your gift. The hidden agenda is - use your mind, because your faith won't do you

much good in this case anyhow. Ultimately, the human mind can solve all problems. What is clearer now in the light of the pendulum swings is that finding out the will of God is a matter of both thinking and praying. Thinking without praying leads to despair. Praying without thinking leads to presumption. Both are disloyalties to the Holy Spirit who moves within our hearts to ask l':s to pray and within our minds to ask us to think. It is the rich

interaction of a busy mind and fervent heart that moves toward the disclosure of the will of God. The whole matter demands a personal expectation that God will reveal His will in His good time, though there is nothing to stop us from working on the time factor. It's not that God is arbitrary; it's just that deep and tragic matters cannot be dispatched in an instant. Depth moments in life ask for depth response.

Never a Neat Scheme By Mary Maher It may be easier to know what God's will is not than what it is. That is one way of saying what Eastern Orthodox theology says about the negative character of our knowledge of God: We know more of who He is from what we do not know than from what we claim to know. ,The Hebrew Scripture speaks a good deal about God's will as primarily involving a relationship with God. The Torah, the Law, intends to guide man to receive God's loving goodness. It stresses God's faithful nature more than man's. This makes a good deal of difference when we come to concretely talking about what God wishes of us. It means that the events of our lives, harsh or ,lovely, disclose God's care of us more than measurement of our goodness. We are good - that God has assured us of. Scripture invites us to learn wisdom about this will by

awaiting meanings in our lives. The Torah is wisdom more than the way to it. Jesus restressed that the main tone of His Father's will was Mercy. He acted in the sentiment of His Hebrew ancestors. Beatitude consisted in reaching out, as God does, to embrace mankind with compassion for its weakness and invitation to its strength. Jesus was more a nurturer of the human setting than its measurer. He presented God's will in the way He lived - that was a crisis to some who wished Him to categorize rather than to show in His own flesh its original meanings of God's will. Psychologists tell us that all our human acting is multi-motivational;. We act for many reasons. To say that is to say that we act consciously but we are also greatly influenced by levels of unconsciousness in ourselves. We learn God's will little by Turn to Page Thirteen

The problem was aggravated by the fact that they consistently preached an unpopular message and ran into fierce competition from false prophets. The ,latter also claimed a divine mission and usually managed to tell the people what they wanted to hear. The competition sometimes broke out into violent confrontation (l Kgs. 22, 1-38; J~r. 28, 1-17). In just about every case the true prophet was vindicated only after his death, when subsequent events showed that he had b~en right, after all. It was the same with Jesus. He, too, had a divine mission, but He, too, met with vehement opposition and was not really understood even by those closest to Him. The Father vindicated Him, too, by raising Him from the dead. But it was only then, in the light of their experience of the risen Christ, that His followers began to penetrate the mystery of His indentity and His meaning. In the light of the Spirit they grew in understanding, an understanding different from that by which people ordinarily come to grasp truth. 'Even with "the mind of 'Christ" the Christian community faced situations for which there was no simple answer. There were different "prophetic" voices raised even within this context, and who could tell which was right? Paul did not just silence them all; that is never a solution. His working principle seems to have been: "Do not stifle the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test everything; retain what is god. Avoid any semblance of evil" (1 Thes 5:1922). We have the mind of Christ and a guarantee of the essential truth leading to salvation. But especially on the personal level we are often faced with serious Turn to Page Thirt.een

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HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER Reservations are being accepted at the rectory for a New Hampshire foliage tour Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 10 through 12. There is still a need for lectors and choristers, who may volunteer at the rectory or through Bill 'Renaud, telephone 674-4437. ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER Prayers of healing will be offered following all Masses tomorrow, the feast of Our Lady

No Neat Scheme Continued from Page Twelve little in our lives - it is never a neat scheme. We don't consult a drawing board, even a moral one, for its primary meaning. God's will is in our lives. Not long ago I saw a magnificent sculpture by Thelma Hillman which placed ·a dozen or more mirrors in artistic design so that, standing before it, one got a marvelous number of images of self, lovely and changing images - not the distorted funhouse sort. All these images are the person who stands before it. Hillman calls it "Shalom." The will of God in our beha,lf may be like this. It is not one thing, one plan, 'but a lived relationship with God. In many ways it calls us toward ourselves and others. It means love that has healed as well as hurt us. It means depending on others as they grow and as they grow away from us. The will of God is seen in all the scriptural personalities. It meant for Moses and Jesus a going on without assurance that they knew the outcome. It meant fruitfulness for Ruth; healing for Magdalene. One thing is sure: It is only by reading one's own heart with reverence that even a minimal description of "the will of God" is possible.

of Czestochowa. This ceremony is not the Anointing of the Sick but includes prayers "for the healing of bad memories, health of body, peace of mind and sou!." All are welcome to receive this anointing and blessing. A Holy Land pilgrimage meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 in the school hall. OUR LADY OF ANGELS, FALL RIVER The Children of Mary will meet in the parish hall following 9 a.m. Mass Sunday, Aug. 28. Volunteers are needed to aid in the parish catechetical program. Those willing to offer their services are asked to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 in the hall. ST. WILLIAM, FALL RIVER Reservations are now open for a three day trip to Washington, D.C. the weekend of Oct. 14 through 16, and for a Chateau de Ville dinner theatre party in Framingham on Tuesday, Oct. 25. !Both events are sponsored by the Women's Guild and further information is' available from Mrs. Paul Batchelder, telephone 674-9538.

Confessors to be Continued from Page Twelve the teaching authority of the Church and especially 'by fervent prayer to God." .;... that they reveal " the heart of the Father" and show "the image of Christ the Good Shepherd."

God's Will Continued from Page Twelve choices. If we wait for God to reveal His will for us in some spectacular way, we may end up in a paralysis of inaction. He has given us intellects and wills to ponder and make mature decisions. We can only pray that He will approve and bless our course of action.


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He also urged that leaders of music and' catechists be designated as official ministers of the Church, and that "official recognition be given to both women and men in these roles." The Baltimore archbishop added that he would ask other U.S. bishops to support that change, because "this is a matter of discipline that cannot be determined by this archdiocese alone."


The archbishop pointed out that a recent document issued by the Vatican's Doctrinal Congregation "left open the possibility of admitting women to the diaconate." He added, "Through the providence of God, the diaconate was instituted to advance the mission of Christ in the ser· vice of the people of God. The providence of God is still with us." IHe called on his fellow clergy to "ask women what impression we give in our speaking about them or dealing with them." Too often, he said, men suggest in subtle ways of which they may be, unaware "that women are less capa'ble of bearing witness and serving in the name of the Lord than are men." Archbishop Borders also asked his readers to be "sensitive" to the "at times one-sided use, and sometimes almost consistent use, of masculine nouns and pronouns in the liturgy and educational programs of the archdiocese:'


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EVERY PARISH should have a youth Mass, declares Father Kenneth Roberts who chats with a small churchgoer at a midwest youth celebration. (NC Photo) ,

'If Church Doesn't Get to Kjids Today, There'll Be No Church .1'omorrow' BELLEVILLE, Ill.(NC) -"If the Church does not get through to the kids today, there will be no Church tomorrow:' That view has led Father Kenneth Roberts to devote his talents to organizing youth conferences, rallies and parish follow-u:? programs for young Catholics. The activities, designed to help young people experience a personal relationship with Christ and the Christian community, have been successful, he said. But, he added, ",1 often worry about these kids after the rallies and wonder what happens to them a few weeks later once the 'high' is over:'



The responsiblity to continue that "high" for the Church rests with parishes. the priest said. For example, he said, "Every parish should have a youth Mass. This shouldn't be a Mass with just guitar music. The kids can turn on the radio if that's all they're looking for. A youth

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We live in a profit-obsessed society. Youth see all around them a monstrous monopoly . motivated by the corporate ethic of greed. And now there is a proposed pornographic film, "The Many Faces of Jesus:' When finished it will be shown "where prevailing standards of taste within the local communities permit:' In it, Jens Thorsen, a Swedish pornographic film producer, purports to show Jesus as a man ,lllllm..""'''"m

Another duty of the Church, he said, is to listen to the needs of the young. "When I go before a group, I go prepared to listen, not just to teach," he added. The prjest is writing a book, "You Better Believe It," based

on questions asked by teens across the country. He has also written his autobiography, "·:Playboy to Priest," which recounts his misadventures in the jE,t set of the 1950s and how' he eventually entered the priesthood. After the book was published in 1971, he appeared on nearly 400 radio and TV shows. Father Roberts hopes that the work of the Church with youth will help eliminate the noncommital attitudes of today's young people. "I don't think youth have really changed since my day," hl~ said. "They are still searching. In the fifties, the search took us to money and materialism. Today, the search leads to immediate gratification. "Everything ~as to be instant just like coffee, and as a result there is a lack of commitment to long-range goals," he said. "Through the rallies and other works, I try to motivate youth t<l commit themselves to longterm goals."

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Mass should involve youths' participation and respond to youths' needs. He urged that young people serve as ushers and commentators at such Masses, and that they greet the rest of the congregation at the door of the church. Most importantly, Father Roberts said; the homily should address the questions and problems which confront teenagers daily. In addition, the parish must provide a call for social action, encouraging youth 00 'become involved in such activities as visiting the sick and aged, and CCD work. "In doing things for others people become a part of the Church," Father Roberts said.



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bewildered, bedeviled and succumbing to temptations instead of the other way around, the Jesus men and women of faith have come to know, the Christ "who is the hope and glory of the Gentiles:' Our culture is sick in many ways. People are asking: "Do we have a civilization or merely a culture?" Is our culture pushing human beings into suicide? Examples: - A married couple in their

The Criterion "When Jesus paints a picture of the last judgment the criterion is not right belief or theological orthodoxy, but what has been done for the sick, the naked, the hungry and the imprisoned." Robert McAfee Brown

ISlte 70's commit suicide in the South Bronx, where they have spent their life. Their apartment is. affluent and spotless; their finances are in good shape; all seems to be well in every area of their lives. But - they have twice been beaten and robbed in a decaying neighborhood, and finally they kill themselves out of sheer frustration and despair. Their suicide note says, "We c.annot live with terror anymore and we do not wish to live in fear . . ." - The Chicago Tribune reports that children between 6 and 11 years of age now commit suicide at an alarming rate. In a column on filth, obscenity and nihilism in television, an irate good man by the name of Bob Wiedrich writes:

Hey, girls, gather round Listen to what I'm putting down Hey, baby I'm your handy man I'm not the kind to use a pencil or rule I'm handy with love and I'm no fool I fix broken hearts I know what I tnily can do If your broken heart should need repair Then I am the man to see I whisper sweet things, you tell all your friends They'll come running to me He~ is the main thing that I want to say I'm busy twenty-four Iiours a day I fix broken hearts I know what I truly can do By J. Jones O. Blackwell - Sung By James Taylor «P) 1977 CBS, Inc.) I'm going to give you fair warning. This article will not interpret "Handy Man" with any degree of justice. In fact, it will find things in this song which are not present at all. This commentary is going to be obviously influenced by something else, a Ibook that is coloring my thinking. I have just read "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah," by Richard Bach, the author of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull." His newest is a reflection on the success of the seagull and the changes it has brought in his life. The story is a lighthearted treatment of a mechanic who is able to work miracles. Very quickly the crowds begin to gather and he is not able to do· his work. He is unhappy with the change in his life, so one day he announces that he quits' as the messiah. He gets. an old biplane and goes off barnstorming, selling rides for $3.00 per person. In this way he escapes from one town to the next, from one crowd to another. Richard Bach suggests that messiahs do not like the limelight because they are so free and easy about themselves. [n Jesus' case, for instance, He is much. more comfortable with pointing to His Father or applauding the faith of others. Jesus almost makes Himself dispensable. And in the end, He gives His life with an ease that is startling. When I first heard "Handy Man" I could not help but think of the book by Bach. There is something phony about a person who glories in a crowd, who dazzles others with miracles of his or her wisdom or authority and power. And when a person says that he can fix other people's hearts, ,I know there is a "con job" going on. There is almost certainly a person whose own heart is in need of fixing. There is something about "Handy Man" that rankles what I believe about real messiahs and real lovers.

"In this great American system of free enterprise, we have permitted essentially three companies (ABC, NBC, and CBS) to control something that is a more powerful influence on society than all the churches and schools put together . . . The garbagemongers will keep reaching deeper and deeper into the compost heap they call creativity in order to satiate what they believe is the desire of a majority of Americans . . . " The answer, then, lies in the hands of the American people. What are they doing about it? What To Do Here are some of the practical things w~eh can be done immediately to stop the showing of any film or television show that is intentionally blasphemous. 1. Write letters to the editor. 2. Telephone radio talkshows•. 3•.Request public statements' on the matter from community and opinion leaders. 4.Fonn ad hoc organizations to work against such acts of blasphemy. 5. Demand equal time on TV or radio programs when actors or produeers of these

films or programs are received favorably. 6. Request priests and ministers to take Ii' stand in these matters because they deal with matters of faith and Christian doctrine. 7. Support organizations fighting public blasphemy. One such is Interfaith Committee Against Blasphemy in the Media, Box 90, Glendale California 91209.

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"Religion will not resign its old power until it can face change in the same spirit as does science. Its principles may be ternal, but the expression of those principles requires continual deveolpment." Alfred North Whitehead



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Holy Family opens at Old Colony Vocational and is home to that school on Sept. 16 in nonconference games, before swinging into its Southeastern Mass. Conference schedule with a home game against Attleboro on Sept. 21. Thereafter, the Holy Family booters' schedule will be: Sept.

23, Somerset; 28, at Bishop Stang High; 30, Connolly; Oct. 5, Greater New ,Bedford Yoke; 7, at Old Rochester in Mattapoisett; 12, at Dartmol,lth; 14, at Attleboro; 19, at Somerset; 21, Stang; 26, at Connolly; 28, at Greater New Bedford Yoke; Nov. 2, Old Rochester; 4, Dartmouth. All home games, day or night, will be played at Fort Rodman Field at the southern tip of New Bedford. With the exception of the game against Attleboro on Sept. 21, a'll Holy Family home games are scheduled for 7 p.m. The Sept. 21 contest will be played at 3:15 p.m., as will all away games.

Connolly Schedule Bishop Connolly High's Cougars have five non-conference games on their 19-9ame schedule. They open with a pair of non-conference tilts at Diman Yoke on Sept. 14 and at Durfee (Britland Park, Fall River) on Sept. 16. They visit Tiverton at 1 p.m., Oct. I, host Portsmouth Abbey on Oct. 22 and visit the Abbey on Oct. 29. Both games with Portsmouth Abbey are set for 2 p.m. Connolly's 14-game Southeastern Mass. Conference reads: Sept. 21, Stang; 23, Dartmouth; 28, Attleboro; 30, at Holy Family; Oct. 5, at Somerset; 7, at Greater New Bedford \roke; 12, Old Rochester; 14, at Stang; 19, at Dartmouth; 21, at Attleboro; 26, Holy Family; 28, at Connolly; 28, Somerset; Nov. 2, Greater New Bedford Yoke; 4,

at Old Rochester. In cross-country Connolly is host to Dighton-Rehoboth on Sept. 13 and opens its conference schedule at Bishop Feehan High in Attleboro on Sept. 15. The Cougars host Bourne Sept. 20, visit Westport Sept. 22 and entertain Case of Swansea Sept. 29 in conference action before visiting Dartmouth in a non-conference game. After conference meets on Oct. 6 at Stang and home, Oct. 13, to Wareham, Connolly closes its season with a non-conference engagement at Diman Yoke, Fall 'River, on Oct. 18 and the conference meet on Oct. 21. 'Rev. Arthur Pare, S.J., is again coach of the soccer team and Brother Michael Barnaby, F.I.C., returns to the helm of the . cross-country combine.

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Shockro. Last year, tl).e Olivacoached Bulldogs swept through' their 10-game schedule to win the Southeastern Mass. Conference Division III championship. Also on the coaching front is the announcement that David Driscoll has been appointed assistant football coach at Somerset High School.

Bradford Durfee College of Techology, Fall River, which later merged with New Bedford Textile and became Southeastern Massachusetts University. Urban, one of the very few four-lettermen (football, hockey, baseball and basketball) at Boston College gained All-America recognition in 1920. He is a charter member of the Boston College Hall of Fame, a member of the Massachusetts State iBasketball Coaches' Hall of Fame, and was named to the Boston .College all-time all-star football team.

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Durfee Establishes Hall of Fame A Hall of Fame recognizing the achievements of past Durfee High athletes will be inaugurated next February. Luke Urban, whose fame needs no detailing here, and Mac Aldrich will be the first two former Durfee athletes to be inducted in the Hall. Aldrich played football and baseball at Yale University, was named to the 1921 All-America football team and wa~ elevated to the National Football Hall of Fame in 1972. He also received, in 1959, an honorary degree from

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Payments are due by Tuesday, Aug. 30 for two trips to be sponsored by the Women's Guild: Sunday, Sept. 18 to the Springfield Fair; and Sunday, Oct. 2 to the Mohawk Trail. Further information is available from Helen Ouellette, telephone 674-4050.

Coaching Change at Old Rochester Girard (Gerry) Oliva, who has been football coach at Old Rochester since 1969, has resigned, to have more time to follow the fortunes of his son on the Prince. . (,.ton Umverslty football team as well as concentrating on the academic field at Old Rochester. He will be succeeded by John

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;Parishioners are asked to contact representative town meeting delegates prior to Sept. 12 to signify their opposition to an abortion clinic in Seekonk. A Women's Guild workshop will be held today at the CCD

forthcoming parish country fair. Donations of plastic bottles, egg cartons, paper bags, trim and material scraps . and trading stamps are requested by those in charge of the event. SACRED HEART, FALL RIVER 路CCD teachers and all who wish to volunteer as aides will meet at 7:30 tonight in the parish center to review plans for the school year.

Parents of children enrolled in parochial schools who need help in making transportation arrangements will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. A benefit dance for the Steve Lopes family, burned out of their home while Mr. Lopes was in thl~ hospital, will take place Saturday night, Sept. 10 in the school hall. Music will be by the Highlighters and tickets are available at the rectory. Donations of pastry are requested.

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WITH BISHOP JAMES S. RAUSCH, his路 predecessor as USCC general secretary, at his side, Bishop Thomas C. Kelly blesses congregation gathered for his episcopal ordination in Washington. He carries genuine shepherd's crook. His pectoral cross belonged to Bishop Edward Fenwick, like himself a Dominican, who in 1821 was named the first bishop of Cincinnati. (NC Photo)

Each Priest Gave Quarter For Seven Dollar Crozier

With a very humble beginning, and few supporters, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa has grown to become one of lthe largest Marian Shrines in the world. The Shrine evolved from bam to basilica in only 15 years, but not without many growing pains. With a debt of $8 million, the Shrine faces for:eclosure. Cardinal Krol and the American Bishops have committed themselves to saving the American Czestoc:howa and prayerfully plead for your aid. Bishop Cronin encourages support of the Appeal in the Fall River Diocese. Each of us is a member of the One, Holy, Catholic and l,;'niversal familythe Church. When one member of our family suffers, we move to help with charity and compassion in our hearts. Therefore, we an~ moved to appeal to you to help save this Marian Shrine. Your gift today will insure a future for this Shrine of devotion to Our Lady of Czestochowa. Gifts to the National Czestochowa Appeal may be paid over a 36-month period, and all gifts are tax deductible. Envelopes will be sent to you for your convenience in paying your pledge.

lIn what must be a record low for an "office collection," each priest at the national head.quarters of the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) donated only 25 cents towards the genuine shepherd's crook which will be carried by Bishop Thomas Cajetan Kelly, usee general secretary, as a sign of his episcopal ordination. Usually such crooks or croziers, emblematic of a bishop's spritual authority, are ornate metal affairs, adorned with gold, silver and precious stones. Not Bishop Kelly's. Made of unadorned blond ash it is, like its owner, simple, plain, unpretentious. It was crafted by an English company that provides crooks for shepherds in the 'British Isles and New Zealand

and it cost $7 in American money. But its symbolic .vallie, said Msgr. Ernest Fiedler, who bought it for the new bishop, is priceless. "We recognize in Tom Kelly a m~n of a very simple lifestyle, not burdened by many possessions," Msgr. Fiedler said. "We feel the crozier is a sign of the dignity of the episcopacy and a symbol of the man. They just seem to fit each other." The crozier was introduced in the Church in the fourth century. The earliest varieties were simple, resembling closely the shepherd's staffs after which they were modeled. Eventually, decorative touches were added, usually around the crook. Today, a crozier can cost hundreds of dollars.


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MERMAIDS FROM Our Lady of the Lake Camp, East Freetown, display ribbons they captured in swim meet with team from Freetown Recreation Commission.


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