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Bishop to mark silver jubilee of ordination On Tuesday, Aug. 29 Bishop Sean O'Malley will mark the silver anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood as a Capuchin Franciscan at a Mass celebrated in the same Poor Clare Monastery in Cleveland in which he offered his first Mass. The bishop, a native of Lakewood, OH, was ordained a Capuchin friar Aug. 29,1970, and thereafter served in the Washington archdiocese until his ordination in 1984 as coadjutor bishop of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He became bishop of the diocese in 1985 and came to the Fall River diocese in 1992. In his three years in Fall River he has established an office of

JOHN AND Mabel Sanchez of Evans, Colo., join hundreds of participants in the recent National Cursillo Encounter in Denver. The world-wide Cursillo movement hosts weekend retreats for individual spiritual renewal. (CNS/Baca photo)

Be proud you're Catholic, cardinal tells h'undreds at Cursillo Encounter DENVER (CNS) - Like a minister preaching fire and brimstone in an old Western, Boston Cardinal Bernard F. Law pounded the pulpit, waved thl~ Bible and exclaimed, "This is our book!" Cardinal Law was in Denver earlier this month to address the IX National Cursillo Encounter on the topic, "To Be Catholic is to Be Christian in the Fullest Sense." "Proud to Be Catholic" was the theme of the Aug. four-day Encounter at the Univcrsity of Denver. Cardinal Law ~;hared his enthusiasm for the Catholic faith with Encounter participants and refuted what he called "some misconceptions about the Catholic Church." "One of the misconceptions is that we are not biblical," he said. "What do you think John was? He was a Catholic. Paul was a Catholic, convert. Peter was a convert, a Catholic. They were all Catholics. This [the Bible] is our book. "Where did anyone get the idea they could use this against the Catholic Church?" the cardinal asked. "It's our book. You can't understand it fully except in the faith of those who wrote the New Testament, which brings to fulfillment Revelation." He said his words were aimed

not at discouraging ecumenism, but at encouraging Catholics in their faith. "All I'm saying is that it's wrong to ever feel apologetic about the Catholic faith not being biblical. We [were] biblical before any of the others ever thought about it." Cardinal Law said the world's I billion Catholics have another guide to "what we believe" - the "Catechism of the Catholic Church." "We believe in the same things," he said. "We don't have a cafeteriastyle religion. It's the whole thing." The cardinal reminded his audience that they, along with all Catholics, ~re the Catholic Church. "We're not goingto find the church floating in air; we're only going to find the church in our body. We are the church." To illustrate his point, he told them what he had told a gathering of 1,400 lay leaders in the Archdiocese of Boston: "It's true that we don't have as many priests as we once had, but you are not here because there is a shortage of priests. You are here because this is your role as baptized, confirmed Catholics. The scarcity of priests is used by God to show us the role of lay people in the church." Cardinal Law also spoke of his

'own experience with the Cursillo movement, which began in Spain in 1949 as a Christian renewal effort. Individuals are initiated into the movement through a three-day weekend focused on prayer, study and Christian action. "My Cursillo experience [in 1976] was the most powerful experience of the church that I had ever had up to that point," he said. "We were young and not so young; we were rich and poor; we were highly educated and not so educated; we were priests and laymen, married and single and widowed and celibate," the cardinal added. "But when we knelt in the night before the Lord in the blessed tabernacle, we were one in Christ. And I thought to myself, 'If I could just hold on to this moment. This is the way the church is supposed to live.'" There are nearly 4 million Cursillo participants - called Cursillistas - throughout the world. Some 750 people were registered for the Denver meeting, which also included talks by Denver Archbishop J. Francis Stafford; Fargo, N.D. Bishop James S. Sullivan, national episcopal adviser; and Eduardo Bonnin of Majorca, Spain, a founder of the Cursillo movement.

HIV / AIDS ministry and outreach programs for Portuguese and Brazilian immigrants. He has also expanded existing pro-life, youth and Hispanic ministries. Bishop O'Malley has also welcomed several religious communities to the diocese, including Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Immaculate, Salesians of Don Bosco, the Institute of the Incarnate Word, the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo, the Youth Apostles and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Arrival of the Friars of the Immaculate enabled reopening of Our Lady's Chapel in New Bedford, Turn to Page 13

Catholic schools excel, says New York City mayor NEW YORK (CNS) - New York's public schools have lost public confidence and need to use the Catholic school system as a model, says the city's mayor. "Our city's Catholic schools are far more successful in educating students," said Rudolph W. Giuliani in a speech Aug. 14. Catholic schools have a far lower dropout rate, and, their students perform significantly better on reading, writing, math and science tests, he said. Giuliani, a Catholic, used his alma mater, Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, as an example. He said the school's enrollment is now 85 percent black and 14 percent Latino, and he noted that 90 percent of its students go to college even though most of them enter the school testing below grade level in math and reading. The mayor said the school's success comes from advantages the principal, Christian Brother James Bonilla, has over his public school counterparts. "For one thing, he enjoys real autonomy," Giuliani said. "Brother James and the teachers at Bishop Loughlin set the curriculum and design courses that meet the needs of their students. The teaching staff encourages parents to provide input." The mayor also emphasized that Brother Bonilla controls the school's budget and can decide spending priorities "without inter-

ference from a central administration." Giuliani said Bishop Loughlin's principal could expel students who caused disciplinary problems but "the school's expulsion rate is only about 2 percent." "As an alumnus of Bishop Loughlin High School, I can tell you that the mere possibility of that sanction has a powerful disciplinary effect," he said. Giuliani commented in an address to the New York alumni club ofthe University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, a common forum for discussing issues of concern to the business community. The mayor has been engaged in a struggle with the city's Board of Education over management of the public school system, and his comments about the Catholic schools were only the first part of a lengthy address dealing with issues of financing, security in schools, educational performance and management. Giuliani began his speech by citing a poll showing 80 percent of New Yorkers had lost confidence in the public school system, and he said a failure to reform it would lead to increasing calls' for a voucher system or privatization. But he indicated he opposed a voucher system, saying the transition would be difficult for such a large system as New York's and Turn to Page 13

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Letten are weh:ome but the editor reserves the right to condense or edit, If deeined necessary. All letters must be typed, sllned and Include a home or business address (only the city name Is used In print). Letters do not necessarily reflect the editorial views of the Anchor.

Statement decried Dear Editor: The statement by the President of Planned Parenthood of Mass., made before the Governor's Council in opposition to Mr. Fried's nomination for the State Supreme Court, was nothing less than ridiculous! She indicated that the rights of poor people would be seriously hurt if these so-called poor persons sought an abortion! This interest in the rights of poor persons was the biggest sham ever proposed by an abortion-minded organization! Poor people never attend board meetings of these abortion-minded organizations. Nor do these poor people ever march in a parade with pro-abortionists such as Jane Fonda, Ellie Smeal, and Marlo Thomas. Mother Teresa of Calcutta was right on target when she testified in a recent case before the U.S. Supreme Court: "If the right to life is an inherent and inalienable right, it surely obtains where human life exists. No one can deny that the unborn child is a distinct human being, that it is human, and that it is alive! It should not be deprived of life!" I conclude this letter by asking: "When will Planned Parenthood, whose budget is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, stop killing the innocent and defenseless unborn human beings in the wombs of their mothers?" Sincerely yours, Thomas A, Walsh Roslindale

Speaking, listening Dear Editor: Thank you for your well-written article in the Anchor about my consecration to the Order of Virgins. I have received a great interest from lay people inquiring what this calling entails and how I was led to this point in my life. The love and mercy of God are active and available in our present age as he calls each of us as individuals to a deeper relationship with him. He calls us, no matter where we are or how far because by his cross his mercy is available to all. As in any relationship, the only way to grow in knowledge and understanding of the other is by speaking and listening. If we pray - lifting our hearts and minds to God with or without words but with the flame of desire it is then we will grow. Let us walk these first steps with perseverance under the loving guidance of our Mother Mary. . With consistent prayer from the heart "the One who supplies the seed to the sower will multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness." (2 Cor. 9:10) Elizabeth Lee North Dighton

Coverage liked Dear Editor: I write to express the deep gratitude of the Dominican Sisters of Hope for The Anchor's o~tstand­ ing coverage of our founding ceremony July 22 and the election of our first leadership team that took place during the week that fol\o~ed. The Sisters have been eXCited about the interest generated by publicity in the communities where we serve. This will truly have a positive effect on our growth ~n~ on the effectiveness of our ministries. Donna Brunell, OP Communications Coordinator Fall River

Blot on society , PARIS (CNS) - The growing number of homeless in a nation that is better housed than ever before is a fundamental blot on society, said the French bishops. A new report by the bishops' social commission calls for a changed mentality and !l political will to tackle the situation. The report coincides with the presidential election campaign in which unemployment, housing and social welfare are strong issues. Abbe Pierre, the tireless Franciscan priest-campaigner for the homeless, has focused attention on the numerous people sleeping on Paris streets and in subway stations while an estimated 14.4 million square feet of office space stand empty in the Paris area.


Physicist, historian and philosopher of science, Father Ernan McM ullin presented a lecture, Finetuning the Universe? Issues in Recent Cosmology, at the recent annual Conklin-Scott-Lillie Ma rine Biological Laboratory Founders' Lecture, part of the 1995 Convivium at Woods Hole on Cape Cod. Father McMullin clarified the current refocus on the design a::gument prompted by scientific observations and parameters of a carbonbased, life-substaining universe. Among his themes was that of theo-scientific compatibility, mt:aning that philosophy, theology ,and cosmology come into contact with THE SISTERS who form the Ave Maria Choir with one another when the cosmos is Steven Massoud, director, and Kathleen Massoud,' a choir thought of as a whole. Among respondents to the lecmember (Dana Pierce photo) ture was Rev. William Spurrier III of Falmouth" professor emeritus of Religion and Christian Ethics at Wesleyan University. A dialo,gue with the audience covered some recent findings of the Hubble tl:lescope project and their cosmologiThe Franciscan Sisters of the which is a papal favorite. Also on cal significance, the limits of lanImmaculate' who serve at Our the program will be a hymn comguage in describing expansion ~f Lady's Chapel, New Bedford, will posed by a Filipina sister. A brief the universe, the absence of t:VIspiritual reading will follow each , dence for other universes, dispute present an evening of prayers and songs in honor of Our Lady at6:30 rendition. with regard to areas of discovery p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the' The five sisters in the Ave Maria and interpretation of new dB,ta, Choir are from the 'Philippines. convent chapel of the Sacred Hearts and promising intersections of reliof Jesus and Mary Immaculate, Their community was founded in gion and science. 1982 and one of its founders, Fa382 Main St., Fairhaven. All are Those in attendance were welther Stefano Maria Manelli of the welcome to attend. comed by Dr. John Burris, Marine Franciscan Friars of the ImmacuThe Marian hymns chosen for Biological Laboratory director. the program are also available on late, will be present during the Introductions were given by Faa tape recorded last month by the Aug.31 program. ther Daniel Cassidy, O.P., of Provisisters at St. James Church, New Also participating in preparadence College, a founder of the Bedford, singing as the Ave Maria tion of the hymn tape, titled" Holy Woods Hole Dialogue. Among Choir, directed by Steven MasMary, Mother Mild," was Father those providing hospitality wt:re soud. Also a choir member is Kath- Angelo Mary, FFI, of Our Lady's Fathers William Norton and Joseph leen Massoud, Steven Massoud's Chapel, who wrote the brief spirMaguire, pastors respectively of itual message appearing on its cover wife. St. Joseph's parish, Woods Hole, Among selections to be heard and will lead the Aug. 31 program, and St. Elizabeth and Sacred Heart on Aug. 31 are hymns translated which the sisters will offer in parparishes on Martha's Vineyard. from Italian into English,' some ishes on request. Further informaLatin fa vorites and a Polish hymn, tion is available from them at "Madonna of Czesteochowa," 992-0482.

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MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) - Saying that "one can't serve God and money," the top official of the Catholic Health Association warned Catholic hospital officials 'against selling out to investorowned chains. "Make no mistake, regardless of how the transaction is described, the investor-owned chains ultimately, and always, intend a buyout," said John E. Curley Jr., CHA president and CEO, at the organization's annual convention in Minneapolis. "As stewards of Christ's healing ministry, you and I understand that we are not free to compromise the future vitality and validity of this church ministry," he added.

Moratorium asked ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) Minnesota's Catholic bishops have called for a moratorium on any expansion of legalized gambling there until the issue has been studied and debated. "Consideration of any expansion of gambling should not take place before the findings of the Adyisory Council on Gambling are released,:' the bishops said in a statement issued by the Minnesota Catholic Conference. The advisory council was created to study ,all forms of gambling in Minnesota and to advise the governor and the Legislature on gaming policy. Its final report is due Feb. I, 1996.





CHILDREN LOOK out from a refugee center window in Bosnia-Herzegovina. More than 300 refugees are spending their third year in the camp. (CNS/ Reuters photo)

Father George Almeida was pri ncipal celebrant. at the Aug. ;!3 Mass of Christian Burial for his father, Manuel Almeida, 90, I)f Attleboro, who died Aug. 20 in the city. The Mass, at which many priests 'of the diocese were concelebrants, was offered at Holy Ghost Church, Attleboro. Almeida was the husband of the late Anna A. (Medeiros) Almeida. He was a native of S1. Michael, Azores, and the son of the late Frederick and Annie (Amber) Almeida. Over the years he was a textile worker and a dryer operator at Attleboro manufacturing companies and a landscaper at nurseries and private residences as well as at Wheaton College, Norton, and LaSalette Shrine and Hol:{ Ghost, his parish church, both in Attleboro. He was a former member of thl: Attleboro Auxiliary Police. As well as by Father Almeida, pastor of Holy Family parish, Eas't Taunton, Almeida is survived by another son, James S. Almeida of Attleboro; two daughters, Marjo·· rie A. Sears of Norton and Rose.. , mary Gabel of Attleboro; two sis·, ters, Ida Fournier of Michigan and Emily Roque of Middletown, RI; 10 grandchildren; 10 great· grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Father Foister honored at moving testimonial By Pat McGowan day march and Mass for peace in The Anchor's biographical folder Fall River. on Father John R. FoIster includes With all of that, over the years his firm request that all mention of he has also served in many dioceFall River's Braga Bridge be omit- . san capacities, including assistant ted from any stories about him. manager, columnist and acting edUnfortunately, speakers at a tes- itor of the Anch.or, chaplain for timonial held for him Aug. 18 at Bristol County juvenile court and Pleasure Island in Swansea hadn't associate director of Catholic Soread that request; one and all cial Services. lauded him for his courage in All of it came together last Frirepeatedly climbing the awe-inday at his testimonial, organized spiring span to talk someone out by emergency medical technicians of jumping from it. , As of 1993, reported a Provi- from Swansea, Somerset and Fall dence Journal story of Nov. 18 in River, spearheaded by Diane Reed, that year, he had climbed the bridge RN, a Swansea EMT, and attended 49 times to persuade a suicide-bent by hundreds of friends wishing person to have second thoughts, him well in his struggle against and had been successful 46 of pancreatic cancer. those times. Eventually his efforts were aided by a bridge suicide barrier for the erection of which he had campaigned. The Anchor, however, will not dwell on that aspect of his priestly life; there's plenty more to talk about. For over 30 years Father Foister, in addition to his duties, first as parochial vicar at New Bedford, Swansea and Fall River parishes, then as pastor successively at Sacred Heart and St. Anne parishes, Fall River, and now at St. Louis de France, Swansea, has been fire department chaplain for Fall River, Somerset and Swansea. In that capacity, he has not only rendered spiritual assistance to both firefighters and fire victims but has become deeply involved in emergency medical services, attaining certification as a scuba diver, Red Cross instructor and CB radio operator. He is a familiar figure on the scene of fires, providing not only comfort to victims but hot coffee, emergency lodging if needed and transportation to hospitals or other health facilities. He is also on hand at serious accidents and often mans the Red Cross tent at major civic or religious events such as processions, parades and the annual Columbus











Those spealdng' and presenting him with citations, plaques and other expressions of gratitude for his dedicated service to both his church and community included Msgr. George Coleman, diocesan vicar general, representing Bishop Sean O'Malley, who was out of the diocese; Fall River Mayor John R. Mitchell; State Representative Ed Lambert; Fall River City Council president Steve Camara; Salvation Army Major Walter Douglas and Ernie Bunker of the American Red Cross. Also Chief Peter Burke of the Swansea Fire Department;' Chief Stephen Rivard, Somerset Fire Department; Chief Edward Dawson and Retired Chief Louis Shea ofthe Fall River Fire Department; Chief William E. Tansey of the Fall River Auxiliary Firemen and the Fall River Emergency Management Agency. Also representatives of the Greater Fall River Emergency Management Service Coordinating Committee, Governor William F. Weld, Congressman Barney Frank and the Swansea Ambulance Corps. Entering and leaving the Pleasure Island pavilion to standing ovations, Father Foister also garnered a couple of promotions: to deputy chief of both the Swansea and Fall River fire departments. Retired Chief Louis Shea also noted especially the priest's help in putting together Fall River's Emergency Medical System. "He has three loves,',' said Shea, "God, his family and fire and emergency service." For an hour the tributes followed one another. Then it was Father FoIster's turn to speak. "I'm not quitting," he declared. "This is not goodbye. Don't start putting your eyes on my equipment!" Then a brave priest walked out into the summer night, accompanied by the prayers of all his admirers.

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We Must Read the Signs As a nation we are so busy pursuing the "self' that we have become blinded to' the signs of the times. The so called "my way" philosophy has invaded the very root of our social order. As a result, we find ourselves fractured and divisive. All we need do is look at our Congress where that political body is practically ready for emergency room treatment. There are urgent issues that must路 be addressed by our. national leadership but the concerns of our least brothl;rs and sisters are being squelched by a crusade which at best is selfrighteous. Indeed, what was supposed to be the great American debate is becoming mere mouthings by politicians chiefly dedicated to the enhancement of their own self-images. In the process, our concern for the soul ofthe nation is being lost. As long as Wall Street and the Federal Reserve are compatible, we do not seem to worry. Such priorities ignore the real needs of people. The poor, the immigrant, the disadvantaged and the despised have neither place nor voice in the political agenda. The mighty, powerful and politically approved are setting the social welfare agenda and daily it seems more and more that what we might term a beatitudinal political platform of care and concern is being rejected either as too experimental'or too liberal. As a result, power is being taken from the people and given to those who manage and. direct. Government of the people and by the people is being assumed by the few and the authoritarian. This situation is made even more obvious by the recent decision of New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley not to seek another term. Aside from his political bias and stereotyped attitude, Bradley has always been considered one of the brighter lights in a dimly lit chamber. Apart from what some might consider a leftward leaning, his has always been a voice to be heard due to his integrity and intelligence,. both qualities too often lacking in members of Congress. No matter what his future political ambitions might be, he has been independent in thought and widely respected. His position on abortion is, of course, regrettable but it would be unfortunate if this obscured the statement he chose to make by not seeking a fourth term in the Senate. Clearly and loudly, Bradley has called attention to the fact that our political parties are out of touch with the people, saying that "the Republicans are infatuated with the magic of the private sector and the Democrats preach government as . the answer to our problems." However, amid all the politics of replacing Bradley, we should be very much aware of his deep feelings about a government that is racing toward s.elf-destruction. In the very near future there will be no one able to fix the machine and Bradley feels that now is the time to act if we are once more to have a Congress that is not self-serving but truly reflects the wishes of the electorate. This is admittedly a difficult but not an impossible ideal. . As we prepare for next year's election it is important to listen to people like Bradley and for voters to get involved in the process. Getting to the ballot box is indeed important but holding elected officials to a standard of accountability is an even greater concern. Very few people are enthusiastic about the direction the nation is now taking. Citizen action is vital if Congress is to be made aware that party politics solve none of the important issues facing the United States. The Editor


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"Who stirreth up the sea and the waves thereof roar, the Lord of hosts is his name." Jer. 31:35

The physics of pitching a baseball .' \

By Father Kevin J. Harrington Welcome to college physics, Kevin! These words were uttered as I struggled through a freshman homework assignment in my chosen major at Providence College. As a student, I found the physics of rotating and spinning objects to be one of my most difficult subjects. Studying the dynamics of such objects requires a knowledge of calculus. The mathematics of angular momentum and torque are not addressed in high school physics! But I welcomed the challenge and eagerly applied my new skills to studying the dynamics of a fast ball and a curve ball. To throw a fast ball, the pitcher holds it so that his fingers are along the laces. A "lift force" on a fast ball will cause it to move downward while in flight. From the batter's perspective, it will appear to sink as it approaches the plate. This "lift force" is known as the Bernoulli effect. It is demonstrated as a loose piece of paper tends to find its way through an open window in a moving car. A pressure imbalance always leads to motion if Newton's laws are to hold true. If the' baseball were a perfect sphere, the fast ball just described would be the only kind of fast ball that could be thrown. But the baseball is not a perfect sphere since it has raised seams which produce aerodynamic effects that are considerably more complicated' than one can reliably calculate. Hence, if the pitcher throws a fast baH with his fingers held across the laces rather than along them, the force associated with the seams will not overcome the downward force associated with the Bernoulli effect, but will produce a net upward force. This accounts for


Roger Clemens' legendary rising fast ball. A curve ball is thrown so that the ball spins around an axis as it Jlloves forward. Because the surface of the ball is rough, the effect of viscous forces is to create a thin layer of air which rotates with the surface. This creates "lift force" which from the batter's. perspective will result in the ball curving in the direction of the spin. The mathematics becomes an approximation because every baseball is uniquely designed with its own peculiar路 stitching. This explains why batters are constantly asking umpires to look at the baseball when a healthy Aaron Sele is on the mound. Classroom calculations always involve an artificial control of the ~ariables. Basketball megastar Michael Jordan abandoned base-




For Loving Hearts Almighty and ever-living God, strengthen our faith, hope, and love. May we do with loving hearts what you ask of us and come to share the life you promise. We ask this through our 路Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

ball in the midst of a labor dispute and was never able to maste'r the curve ball during his brief tt:nure in the minor leagues. I take a lomall measure of pride in having mastered the mathematics and physics of a fast ball and a curve ball before abandoning any dreams of a career as a physicist. I am also grateful that my physics professors never asked me any questions about the truly diabolical pitch known as the knuckleball! The big story of the 1995 baseball season is the comeback of Tim Wakefield as a candidate to win the Cy Young and MVP awards by virtue of his knuckleball pitch that has brought so much joy to Boston Red Sox fans throughout New England. . Wakefield hardly breaks a sweat when he throws his knuckll:ball with a delivery that looks like he's playing catch. He digs the nails of his index and middle fingers into the leather of the baseball just above the seam. When he releases the pitch, he flicks his fingers straight. This assures that the ball will not rotate, hence magnifying the random effects of the air currents. Wakefield acknowledges that he is clueless as to what the ball will do. It can break right, break :left, dip or corkscrew down. Cat<:her Mike McFarlane's secret to catching Wakefield's knuckler is: .. All I do is set up in the middle of the plate and he throws to the area. Wit~ other pitChers, I sit back and let the pitch come to me. With Wakefield, I go for the ball and try to snatch it out of the air." Thank God science will never fully explain the delightful lTIy.stery of a baseball pitch!


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God's standards not always ours Isaiah 66:18-21 Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13 Luke 13:22·30 We are all capable of being narrow and parochial illl our religious attitudes toward "outsiders." This Sunday's readings challenge us to be open to the universality of God's plan for salvation. Let us take to heart the lyrics of our psalm: "Praise the Lord, all you nations; glorify him, all you peoples" (Ps 117: I). Our first reading is from the conclusion of the entire book of the prophet Isaiah. It is taken from the portion scholars call Third Isaiah, which was written in the late sixth century RC. after the Jewish exiles had returned to Jerusalem but before they had rebuilt the temple. This prophet, in contrast to some of his elitist fellow J udeans, believes that after the purification of Jerusalem, Jewish survivors will be sent by God to the nations and distant coastlands to proclaim his glory to those who "have never heard of [God's] fame." In God's name, the prophet proclaims: They shall bring all your brethren from an the nations as an offering to the Lord ... to Jerusalem, my holy mountain, says the Lord, just as the Israelites bring their offering to the house of the Lord in clean vessels. He even dares to announce in God's name: "Some of these I will take as priests and Levites, says the Lord." The reading from Hebrews continues directly from last week's selection in which Jesus, who endured the cross, is presented to us as our model for persevering "in running the race" of faith. Using a quotation from Proverbs 3: 11-l2, the author reminds us that the Lord disciplines those whom he loves. The trials we meet in being faithful Christians should be understood as the loving discipline of our Father. In the language of the Hellenistic philosopy of the day, the author uses an athletic metaphor to conclude his exhortation. Make straight the paths you walk on, that your halting limbs may not be dislocated but healed.

R~tadings Aug. 28: I Thes 1:1-5,8b10; Ps 149:1-6,9: Mt 23:13-22 Aug. 29: Jer 1:17-19; Ps 71:1-6,15,17; Mk 6:17-29 Aug. 30: 1Thes 2:9-13; Ps 139:7-12; Mt 23:27-32 Aug. 31: 1 Thes 3:7-13; Ps 90:3-4,12-14,17; Mt 24:42-51 Sept. 1: 1 lhes 4:1-8; Ps 97:1-2,5-6,10-12; Mt25:1-13 Sept. 2: 1 Thes 4:9-11; Ps 98:1,7-9; Mt 25:14-30 Sept. 3: Sir ~1:17-18,20,28­ 29; Ps 68:4-7,10-11; Heb 12:18-19,22-~~4a: Lk 14:1. 7-14



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"Try to come in through the narrow door. Many, I tell you, will try to enter and be unable." Then, changing the door image, he warns that some may be too late in responding to the call of the kingdom. He replied ... "When once the master of the house has risen to lock the door and you stand outside knocking and saying, 'Sir, open for us,' he will say in reply, 'I do not know where you come from.' Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your company. You taught in our streets.' But he will answer, 'I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Away from me, you evildoers!'" Entrance into the messianic banquet calls for a radical change of heart; mere social contact with Jesus in not enough. Finally Jesus warns the crowd that they may be rejected from the final messianic feast, while "People will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and will take their place at the feast in the kingdom of God." God's kingdom overturns our worldly standards: "Some who are last will be first and some who are first will be last."

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Former abortionist to be baptized NEW YORK (CNS)- Dr. Bernard N. Nathanson, an obstetrician-gynecologist who became an abortion opponent after directing an abortion clinic, has been taking instructions in the Catholic faith, Catholic New York reported. The weekly of the New York archdiocese reported in its Aug. 17 issue that he "plans to be baptized soon." Nathanson, who had described himself as a Jewish atheist, is a native of New York who chaired the National Association for Repeal of Abortion Laws, later renamed the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. He told the story of his involvement in the abortion movement and his decision to leave in a 1979 book, "Aborting America," written with Richard N. Ostling, religion editor of Time magazine, and published by Doubleday. Since then, he has been a prominent figure in the pro-life movement, speaking and producing materials such as a 1984 video, "Silent Scream." Catholic New York reported he was now puttting the finishing touches on another book, "The Hand of God," to be published by Regnery Press. "I was led to God through the pro-life movement," he told Catholic New York. "Most prople do it the other way round. Their belief in God leads them to the pro-life movement."

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NEW YORK (CNS) - Cour- Cardinal Terence Cooke of New age, an organization founded to York told him, "We have to do help Catholic homosexuals live in something for people with homoaccordance with church teaching, sexual orientation." is growing in the United States and Father Groeschel said that he in other countries. met with representatives of another Father Donald G. Timone, inte- organization at the time Courage Fatima, Lourdes, Rome, rim national director, said that was being founded. He told them Paris, Nevers, Spain, Italy, Manila Cardinal Jaime L. Sin that Cardinal Cooke asked only recently approve~ establishment that they encourage people to live Sicily, Poland, Medjugorje, of a chapter in his archdiocese. chaste lives, but they in effect said, Greece, Holyland, Egypt, Courage has also been growing "Go away." Jordan, Sinai in Canada, Father Timone said. He told conference participants Courage got a boost last year, that they, too, would likely be told and many other destinations he said, from an endorsement by 'to "go away." Fall River friends of Father A priest accompanies each trip as Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, Norman Lord, C.S.Sp., a Fall "Nobody who is not interested Tour Chaplan. Lowest prices. president of the Pontifical Council in a life of virtue will understand River native who died last Easter Group Organizers Travel FREE for the Family. why you are here," he said. "Don't Sunday in Palm Springs, CA, have Although some groups have a expect a lot of people to under- donated a plaque in his memory to "natural life span" and go out of stand you." St. Joseph's Mission Church on existence like other parish organiBut he had words of encour- the Soboba Indian reservation zations, Courage has grown to agement for those who failed to where he served for 16 years. number currently more than 40 maintain a chaste life. "The quesThe Fall River group, which for groups with some 400 participants, tion is not whether you win, but many years subscribed to both the he said. Anchor and the Fall River Herald whether you fight," he said. cIf"u.'f1N.l£ .1!.0.~ dh.~u The organization also sponsors The conference program also News for Father Lord, has also of 6.tIw!J4 flnbrut fJ...",J EnCourage groups for family mem- featured addresses by specialists sent a donation in his memory to bers and friends of homosexuals, on such topics as "Biological the parish in Hemet, CA, where he Call Toll Free (or see your travel FatherTimone said. Some bishops Influences Toward Homosexual- had lived in retirement. agent) for your FREE copy of the find it politically easier to begin ity" and "Helping Parents Cope." The priest's longtime friend, Fred colorful 1995/96 brochure. with one ofthose because they fear Dolan, who spearheaded both the 25 itineraries to choose from. Year that starting a Courage group may subscription gifts to him and the round departures. Don't plan your My Day be viewed as provoking a confronmemorial tributes, said that he trip without it! tation with Dignity, an organizaDuring a television interview, hoped to send a picture of the tion of Catholic homosexuals who an 87-year-old woman was asked, plaque to all area residents whose I-SIUI reject church teaching on homosex- "What were things like in your lives Father Lord had touched uality. day?" Smiling, the lady said firmly, during his 47 years in the priestMODE:RN PILGRIMAGES INC. Father Timone, who was con- "This is my day." hood. cluding his term as interim director at the end of August, served while director Father John F. Harvey, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, took a year's sabbatical. The Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry Father Harvey said he used the Boston College Fall 1995 time to write a b.ook he expects to be published by Ignatius Press Weekend Course next year under the title, "Truth Weekday Workshops About Homosexuality." He said Teaching the Christian Life: Insights The Art of Presiding at Public Prayer he dealt with both the moral argufrom the Jewish-Christian Dialogue Andrea Goodrich and William Meyer, SM ments regarding homosexual behavMary C. Boys ior and practical questions arising Discernment and the Practice of Ministry in situations such as homosexuals Weekend Workshops James Shaughnessy, SJ who are married or homosexual Cycles of Relationship and the Faith seminarians. Lecture Series Journey Pastoral Perspectives for the TwentyFather Benedict J. Groeschel, a Maryanne Confoy, RSC former Capuchin who led in foundFirst Century Progoff Intensive Journal Workshops ing a New York archdiocesan order, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, Elizabeth Galbraith, RC gave the keynote address, recalling his involvement in establishment For more information, call IREPM at (617) 552-8440 or 1-800-487-1 167. of Courage in 1980, when the late



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Let's stop kids' coffin nails my life. That's because of my father. The business 'of smoking made He smoked all his life, though not the news yet again when the Food heavily. When I was a kid ,he and Drug Administration got a would send me to the store to buy sympathetic reaction from the White House for a proposal that his cigarettes, but he never called them cigarettes. nicotine be declared a drug. Naturally this immediately drew My father would say, "Antoia negative reaction from the nette, go to the store and get me tobacco industry. The industry's some dope sticks," or, "Antoinette, position is that people can make get me some coffin nails." He told up their own minds about tobacco me over and over that the cigarettes usage. would kill people. How did he But while the industry says it know? It must have had to do with opposes smoking by minors, there how they made him cough his is little it does to change its adver- brains out every morning. tising tactics and try instead to When I was a pre-med student protect kids from getting hooked in college I did a research paper on on nicotine. smoking, and I learned tht scienAnyone who doubts that nico- tists and doctors knew even then tine is a drug just needs to be the how deadly cigarettes were. friend of longtime smoker. I cry But smoking was popular when a lot for my friend Pam, practically a chain smoker, who already I was a college freshman.' The has had one operation for lung movies of the day glamorized it, showing the main characters smokcancer. After her chemotherapy, the big- ing in scene after scene. I remember my first day at a gest thing that seemed to bother her was that her hair had fallen out Catholic girls' college. As was cusand she had to wear a wig. Note tomarY,a number of older students took the freshmen to lunch. that I said "seemed." When coffee came, the older girls I know she wants to live, but her 'lit up and passed their packs to us addiction is so strong that she can't give up cigarettes. She looks younger ones. I said "Thanks, but no," One of well, but I hear her coughing and watch her smoking. Is nicotine a the older girls, posing like a movie star, laughed and said they'd give drug? You bet. ' I've never smoked a cigarette in me a month to join the ranks of


Marriage prep still needed By Father Eugene Hemrick Recent research findings on marriage make us realize that it is more imperative than ever that marriage-preparation programs in the church be taken seriously.. ,In the book "The Good Marriage" (Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1995), Judith S. Wallerstein identifies "companionate marriages" as the newest form of marriage and perhaps the most difficult to maintain. Such marriages are based on the belief that men and women are equal partners in all spheres of life and that their roles are completely interchangeable. Ms. Wallerstein warns that in such marriages "each individual's separate path may supersede the togetherness that a happy marriage requires, leading to a 'loss of intimacy and emotional connectedness. Or child care may be delegated to others to the point that neither parent is primary in the child's upbringing." In light of this growing trend, what must marriage preparation programs in the church do? A study on marriage preparation sponsored by Creighton Uni'versity and the archdiocese of Omaha, Neb., helps us to answer that question. Couples who reflected on their marriage preparation program said that the most 'helpful experience they had was the opportunity it gave them to be with each other and seriously discuss their relationship. ' It helped them take advantage of their "first fervor," and to discuss how they might maintain it throughout their life. According to the study's statistics, 52 percent of couples who went through a marriage preparation program participated in from three to five sessions, and another 30 percent met anywhere from six to 14 times. Couples also reported that the b~tt~~ ?rganized the ~arriage pro:




smokers. It didn't happen, thanks to my father. Two years later when I saw my first autopsy, and the black lungs of the woman - a smoker .- who had died, was when I realized my father was on to something. Not long ago Pope John Paul II lamented that we are in what he calls "a culture of death," I personally feel that this includes the illness and death caused by smoking. If we respect life, we have a responsibility as Christians to work for the health and safety of all. If nicotine is designated a drug, this will open up regulatory possibilities that will protect minors. This is a life issue. For all of us who respect life, there should be no question at all about wht:re we stand on smoking. The big-bucks tobacco industry should examine its conscien<:e and stop spending its money on expensive advertising that pushes "coffin nails" and focus instead on research to discover other, beneficial uses for the tobacco it grows.


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By Every couple has disagreements Dear Mary: I am going to be gram was, the more benefit they i married soon, and my fiance and I about money. Your marriage does Dr. JAMES & received from it. have had our first major disagree- not depend upon whether you have As simple as three findings ment. It concerns our honeymoon. them, but how you resolve them. sound, their ramifications are MARY We have both been working for Give some thought to your finanenormous. a few years, and each of us has a cial arrangements before you First, ,tm: findings tell marriage modest savings account. He wants marry. Address these questions in KENNY preparation programs that they t'o combine our savings and use a way that satisfies you both. serve couples at a very precious: them for a big honeymoon trip to solution you both agree upon is What is your savings plan? An time. It is a once-in-a-lifetime the Caribbean. I want to ta'ke a the best one for you. period that will determine much of short trip close to home and keep easy plan comes from a practical 'Set financial goals as you would a couple's future happiness. most of our savings for a nest egg. book on personal financial planother goals. You might have mine, ning, "The Wealthy Barber" Second, we can see from the Each of us feels strongly about yours and ours. This is the time to number of times couples come for this, and we don't know how to (Rocklin, Calfi., Prima Pub., 1991). dream, to better understand each marriage preparation that, whether resolve our differences. Also, I Author David Chilton suggests other, to clarify what, togl~ther they want to be there or not, they love this person very much and I you pay yourselffirst by putting 10 and separately, you are working in fact invest time in the program, definitely intend to marry him, but percent of each paycheck into savfor. Dreaming is a time for joy and time which they find is best spent I wonder ifthis argument indicates ings. The re,st is yours for fixed adventure, not for fighting. in listening and talking to each we'l have money disputes in the expenses and then discretionary Dream together to set your goals. spending. other about essentials in their life. future. - Massachusetts Compromise to keep money a Third, the most cherished proYou have found one of the basic Will you pool your money or source of support and security, not grams are those which are well four subjects for marital discord: maintain separate accounts? Join- a cause of arguments., organized. money, sex, in-laws and children. ing your financial lives is part of Reader questions on familylivThe flip side of this picture is a You are wise to recognize a poten- joining y.our lives, and it is particu- . ing and child care to be answered ,marriage preparation program that tial problem before you marry. larly important if you plan to stop in print are invited by The Kell.nys; is haphazardly designed, uses time Two areas might help you with or reduce paid employment while 219 W. Harrison; Rensselaer, Ind. poorly and does not encourage your problem: First, the art of children are small. However, the 47978. couples to talk seriously with each fighting, and second, some ideas other. on money management. , Couples dissatisfied with marThe basic and most helpful rule " . riage preparation programs tell us in disagreements (with your 'spouse BOMBA Y, India (CNS) UCA News, an Asian church that there still are a number of or anyone) is to give "I" messages. poorly organized programs out Be honest and humble enough to Christians in Bombay want the news agency, said the lesson for there that don't foster the needed tell him how you (eel. "I wouldn't section of a school textbook that grade 12, sociology student:. in reflectiveness. enjoy a trip to the Caribbean right says Christ came to India at age 13 Maharashtra state introduces students to Christianity. Often couples in such programs now. I'd feel bad that we spent our deleted. "When Jesus was 13 years old, are bombarded with information" -nest egg;" "It is all right if people hold difdiscussion groups and meaningDo not put your partner down. ferent ideas about Jesus coming to the age at which an Israelite is less activity, or the program might Do not tell him how he feels or ' India, but one has to be careful expected to marry," it says, "he consist of one rushed meeting with what is wrong with him. "You're when these ideas are put into a secretly absented himself from. his father's house, left Jerusalem and the parish priest which concen- extravagant. You don't think textbook," said M.D. David, head in a cart of merchants, journeyed trates on filling out the necessary ahead," Such remarks fuel your of Bombay University's history toward the Sindh with the object papers. Couples complain that they differences and his anger. department, the first to raise a pro- of perfecting himself in the knowaren't given the opportunity to Giving "I" messages and listen- test to authorities about the text. ledge of the word of God," stop and seriously confront what ing to your partner's "I" messages David, a Protestant, told UCA they are about to undertake. does not guarantee that you will News: "You should put only what Ms. Wallerstein's observations get your way. It does provide Our stewar dship - is historically true and accepted by reflect changing social values and opportunities to compromise, to our giving of our- Christians. The aim should bt: to her conclusions are a wake-up call understand, to find solutions which to marriage preparation programs selves and our r e- give correct information." please both of you. It helps you to that lack sufficient,seriousness. find win-win solutions. He said that letters of protest he sources - binds us What this all suggests to me is and other Christian leaders sent to Marriage success, like political together as a comthat couples need to find in these success, is often based on comauthorities. were unanswered. munity which lives programs an atmosphere which promise. Compromise can help Louis D'Silva, president of a will help them cope with new trends you use money to achieve your out God's love in the Bombay Catholic association, said which, if not well understood, could dreams and avoid constant conthe textbook will hurt religi'Jus world. their future happiness. undermine sentiments of Christians world wide. ..... , . . _. . ... . ; -' .tr?¥-!.rl~: ;':.':.'.:'.'.~.c .

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Receiving sacraments after divorce Q. In April 19941, I was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. I am 26 years old. Becoming Catholic was a lifelong dream, and I have been very happy in the faith I have accepted and want to live. In September 1994, I was married to a Catholic man in the Catholic Church. Six months later, in May of 1995, we were divorced at his request. Wll were separated four months before that. I don't know vvhat to do now. Someone told mE! I could receive the sacraments until legally divorced, but after that I could not receive Communion. I have been very slack in going to church becausEl I am ashamed I could not keep ml' marriage going. He goes every week, and it makes me very uncomfortable being around him, even at Mass. Also, since I was baptized a year ago, I have never been to confession. My husband was married twice before he marrilld me, but they were outside the church. I should have seen those two previous marriages as warning signs, but I didn't. I really need some guidance, bilt I'm afraid to go to my deacon or priest since they were so much a part of my marriage ceremony. My hope was that we would have many years together, with

Who's for Liturgy of Questions? What do you think of the idea of something one might call the annual Liturgy of the Questions? It could give pastors a break from having to prepare a homily at the same time providing us pew dwellers with a chance to ask all the funny little questions we have bouncing around our cerebral and not-so-cerebral lobes. Two rules: No questions are too dumb (perhaps you detect a little self-defense here), and no answers are necessarily required. All we do is stand up and ask them, kind of like the prayer flinging we do during the Prayer of the Faithful. Likewise, after someone asks his or her questions, we could all respond, "Lord, here's our question." Yes, yes you know I have ~ couple of queries I'd like to contnbute, such as: Where does the little spark of life go that's given off with the death of a mosquito or a spider or an ant or a fly or dandelion or a minnow? Do parishes order their pew pencils from the same place golf courses buy the pencils they give you with score cards? Is there a color no one has ever seen? Does the "Lead us not into temptation" phrase in the Our Father bother anyone out there but me who for a zillion years has wondered every time I repeat it why the translators thought God might want to lead us into tempta- tion in the first place; it makes it sound (to me) like God might be thinking about setting a big fat temptation in front of us just to see what we might do, like he's rubbing



several children.' But I found out after two months of marriage, when I thought I was pregnant, that he did not want children at all. Fortunately for everyone involved, I was not pregnant. Where do I start? (North Carolina) A. I have three important suggestions. First and most of all, go to the sacraments, now. Whoever gave you the information about receiving Communion was mistaken. You certainly may continue to receive the Eucharist, even after you are legally divored. Obviously, the Catholic Church believes seriously in the permanence of marriage. It also knows that, given the weaknesses and various kinds of sinfulness that afflict our human lives, some marriage relationships fall apart. It may be the fault of one or both parties, or even sometimes neither of them. Pressures of one kind or another may be so severe that the couple simply are morally incapable of handling them. In any case, if after a separation or divorce a Catholic partner repents of any wrongdoing and confesses any serious sin that may have been involved, there is no


more obstacle t'o receiving the sacraments than there is for any other Catholic. The question about receiving Communion only arises if there is a subsequent marriage outside the church, not from the divorce itself. Loads of people are confused about that, so don't feel too bad. Second, when I speak of receiving the sacraments, I include the sacrament of penance. It's been way over a year since you were baptized. You've been missing a lot of opportunity for spiritual growth and strength by not celebrating this sacrament at all during this period. I realize these months have been stressful and painful for you, but don't wait any more. You need all the help and growth in union with Christ you can manage. Finally, please talk with someone a bout adressing the possibility of an annulment. And don't be too quick to rule out your deacon or priest. If they were so close to you at the time of your wedding, you can be sure they share your disappointment and pain very deeply, and will want to do everything they can to help. Obviously, no one can make even a tentative prediction of what your diocesan tribunal might do. But the facts you describe indicate at the very least a series of serious reasons to present your case. Good luck! A free brochure answering questions Catholics ask about the holy Eucharist is available by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to Father John Dietzen, Holy Trinity Church, 704 N. Main St., Bloomington, III. 61701. Questions for this column should be sent to him at the same address.


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his chin and wondering if we need the 01' temptation test. I'm here to tell you there's plenty of temptation out there, more than necessary, so God doesn't have to be one of the ones leading us (at least me) into it. Maybe, just maybe, the translators meant "lead us away from temptation," and some monk smudged the ink a few generations ago, and another farsighted one let it slip by? Maybe that's too long for a question. OK, OK, next question: If there is a purgatory, will the Catholics who zing away from Mass directly from Communion have to spend three days or so there for every time they do this? If not, may I do it once in a while? Just kidding, just kidding. I know we ask Mary et al to pray for us at the beginning of Mass, but might the church include the whole Hail Mary in the normal celebration of the Mass? Might God consider at least temporarily removing the free will thing from c~ildren between the ages of, say 13 and 21? Is there an infinite number of potential special collections, or is that a number like pi (3.1415) and we're still working on it? . Which way is it best to turn first to greet others during the Sign of Peace? . A Liturgy of the Questions mIght not compete with Christmas or Easter, but y~>u never know. Your comments are welcomed by Uncle Dan, 25218 Meadow Way, Arlington, Wash. 98223.

VATICAN CITY (CNS)- The theft but later recovery of rare manuscript pages has left Vatican Library officials dismayed but determined to keep their unique collection open to scholars. "We're not going to start introducing vast new security measures," said Father Leonard E. Boyle, Vatican Library prefect. He noted that under existing rules, all bags and potential receptacles are checked at the door. Father Boyle commented after three handwritten manuscript pages, bearing precious miniature illustrations of early Roman agriculture, turned up for sale in the United States. U.S. Customs officials questioned Ohio State University professor Anthony Melnikas, an authority on medieval manuscripts, who Father Boyle said had access to the book in 1987 during one of his periodic visits to the library.

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Richelieu Club honors 'Lucienne Dionne It has both a men's and a women's unit and last May they joined to honor Lucienne J. Dionne, whose husband, the late Dr. Eugene J. Dionne, was a longtime member ofthe men's unit and who herself was among founding members of the women's unit. "New England hospitality She received membership in the with a'European Flair" Cercle Horace-Viau section of the Richelieu Club as a person who has worked for preservation of the Sales And Service French language and culture, proBed & Breakfast moted the goals of the club and Fall River's Largest exemplified its motto of "Peace and Fraternity." The award inDisplay of TVs 495 West Falmouth Highway cludeda bronze medal and a $1 ,000 (Route 28A) POBox 895 donation made in her name to the RCA· ZENITH· SYLVANIA West Falmouth, Ma 02574 club's international foundation 1196 BEDFORD STREET that promotes research in the field 'Open year round 673·9721 of childhood diseases, especially (508) 540-7232 leukemia. For Lucienne Dionne the award capped nearly a half century of promoting French culture in Fall MARRIAGE River. Over the years, in addition PREPARATION , to being a teacher and a librarian, Est. 1962 she has been active in the city's AT ITS BESTI Religious French Cultural Society, FrancoGive A Gift American Civic League, FrancoArticles Certificate For A phone Club and Alliance Fran~aise, Weekend Away' Books • Gifts in addition to Les Dames Richelieu, the women's unit of Le Club For Info Contact Church Supplies Richelieu for men. TIM &. BARBARA A magna cum laude graduate of HAYDEN ,428 Main St. • Hyannis, MAo2601 Bridgewater S~ate College, she later TEL. '336-4381 508·775·4180 Mon.-Sat. 9-5 headed the foreign language department at Dighton High School and taught French at the former St. 'Mathieu School in Fall River. FRANCISCAN FRIARS She holds a master's degree in library science from Simmons MASS AND DEVOTION~ College: to As founder with Anne Marie Desilets of Les Dames Richelieu ST. PEREGRINE:,and a past member of its governing board, Mrs. Dionne is eager to FOR CANCER VICTIMS AND THEIR LOVED ONES see the organization grow. Both it Every Thursday • 9:30 A.M. and Le Club Richelieu require that members have a speaking knowlST. LOUIS CHURCH edge of French. ' 420 Bradford Avenue • Fall River Worldwide, there are nearly 300 active Richelieu clubs, 30. in the United States and others on the African continent and in Canada,

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NORMAND OUELLETTE, Richelieu Club president, with Lucienne Dionne at ceremony inducting her into t~e club's Cercle Horace-Vi<!-u. France, Belgium, Switzerland and' the West Indies. The club takes its name from. Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, who lived from 1585 to 1642 and who .was for many years the de facto ruler of France. A niece of his living in Canada founded an orphanage in Quebec, naming it for her uncle, thus when the Societe Richelieu took as. one of its primary goals the aiding of needy children, the name seemed appropriate for the new group, as well. The Fall River unit, the second to be established· in the United States, was brought to the area in 1957 by Rev. Thomas' M. Landry, GP, then pastor of St. Anne's Church in the city, and Bernard Theroux, now a permanent deacon of the Providence diocese, but then a parishioner at St. Anne's. There are some 50 men in Le Club Richelieu de Fall River, headed by Normand Ouellette, which meets twice monthly at White's of Westport. Like Mrs. Dionne, Ouellette is French to the core, graduat-

ing from the former Prevost School in Fall River and a meml>er of the Prevost alumni association. He is president of District II of the St. Jean Baptiste Society and first vice president of the New England Fraternal Council. He has headed the Franco-American Civic League for 21 years and was named 1981 Franco-American ofthe Year. His current term as president of the Richelieu Club will be his third. Ouellette is also a cofounder of the Massachusetts Lafayette SOCil:ty and the French Historical Socic:ty ~nd is active in St. George pari!:h, Westport. Les Dames Richelieu, found:d in 1991, has 15 members who me:et for dinner at 6:30 p.m. each second Thursday. Like the men's organization, they gather at White's of Westport. Their program oftim includes a guest speaker and occasionally the groups hold joint meetings. Men interested in becoming members may call Ouellette at 674-7036; women may call AnneMarie Desilets at (401)624-9601.

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Mrs. 'Lucienne Dionne. 82, a member of Holy Name parish, Fall River, died Aug. 14. On a weekday morning, the church was nearly full for her Mass of Christian Burial. Long a leader in the city's French community, she was named Franco-American of the Year in 1985. The headline in the Fall River Herald News announcing her selection was "She's an achiever who can't bear mediocrity"; and her daughter, Atty. Lucie-Anne DionneThomas, speaking after her funeral. Mass, echoed that thought, saying "mediocrity was not in her vocabulary. " "When I started to study for my law degree," she said, "my mother said 'You're starting on a new career - I'm going to as well,' and began workng on her degree in library science." . Mrs. Dionne's son, E.J. Dionne, an author and a columnist and editorial writer for the Washington Post, speaking after his sister, said "I asked myself what Mom would have asked me to say. She would have said, 'Don't talk about me. Talk about the people out there; don't forget to talk about your dad. Just don't make it about. me.'"

An Appreciation By Jo McGowan-Chopra I was in eighth grade when

transferred to St. Mathieu's School in Fall River. Having come from St. Joseph's School, which had just closed, I was not prepared for the strong emphasis on French at St. Mathieu's. Nor was I prepared for the French teacher. I still remember vividly the moment when Mrs. Lucienne Dionne strode into the classroom. Her old students, of course, had reason to sit up straight and look alert; those of us who had transferred from St. Joseph's were acting purely out of instinct: this was a woman who commanded respect. She was speaking in rapid-fire, clear-as-a-bell French before she had even put her books down on the desk and it was evident that she expected us to be paying attention and learning every moment of her class. I still recall my initial feeling of dismay and outrage as I listened to this incomprehensible language and realized that she had every intention of making us understand it. For that whole year she taught the class in tandem: section I for the St. Mathieu kids who'd had French all their lives and section II for the monolingual St. Joseph's contingent. Watching her i'n action was a privilege and a pleasure: even at the age of 12, it was clear to me that Mrs. Dionne was unique.

She came into class every day impeccably dressed (she had a style we didn't often see), unfailingly courteous and cheerful and, mo!:t important, always prepared. She never gave anything less than her best and never accepted anythin,g less than ours. We learned French. I can still recite the dialogue she rattled off that first day and later drilled us on mercilessly. But far more than French, it was an attitude toward life that I learned from her: a belier in excellence, a desire for knowl,· edge and a taste for struggle. If it came easily, you weren't trying hard enough. She was the firs': teacher ever to tell me that the good grades I earned without really working were pointless. The idea. wasn't to get good grades-the: idea was to learn. Her influence on my life was subtle and profound and keeps revealing itself in ways which surprise me, so long ago were we in daily contact and so far apart in distance we lived for the past 15 years. Her death is a loss that cannot be measured, but the parts of her life that I shared in will always be with me. It is a delight even to, think about such a wonderful' woman-I feel incredibly lucky to have known her.

TEN-YEAR-OLD Ruben when he was herding sheep, left; at right as a happy schoolboy, complete with a new jacket and a bookbag. With him, from left, his cousin, his Aunt Dolores, his grandmother and his brother.

The Story ofRuben Reynoso ofGuatemala By Barbara Mayer, OSB It's back to school time in the United States, but that time may never come for many Maya children in Guatemala. Ten-year-old Ruben Hernandez Reynoso wanted to go to school but his family is poor. His father died when he was little and his mother abandoned him. His grandmother took care of Ruben, but she could not afford to send him to school. Every day he went out very early to work on a plantation or to herd sheep, but he had other dreams. He wanted to be like the children who are learning to read and write. According to Guate:malan law, owners of plantations are required to provide schools for workers' children. Article 15 of the Guatemalan ,Literacy Law states: "Owners of businesses which operate in either urban 01' rural areas are obligated to provide free grade school education for the children of their employees, using qualified teachers subject to supervision by the school board." However, there are many ways that owners flaunt the law with impunity. One owner told parents that he's "looking around" for the right person to teach the 80 school-age children. At another plantation, teenage girls are forced to work eight hours a day fertilizing the <;offee plants and cannot take advantage of the' school. Two years ago another owner said he wanted to build a schoolhouse and then would look for a teacher, but 30 children are still waiting. The local pastor has offered both a teac:her and his chapel for a classroom, but has been refused. Parents at anothe:r plantation have been trying for years to convince an owner to provide a teacher for their children but he says:

"No one can obligate me to put a teacher on my finca (plantation)." Adult education is even more rare since many owners see it as "political." Illiteracy among indigenous women in rural Guatemala is over 80 percent. Illiteracy is directly related to poverty, with the average salary for plantation employees only $1.40 a day. "Plantation owners are markedly resistant to permitting their employees to have access to the ABC's," said Father aernard Survii, a missionary in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, in the Santa Cruz mountains for the past several years. "Yet studies show that a farm worker who has at least a fourth grade education is eight percent more productive than an illiterate worker. If a worker can read instructions on a fertilizer bag or on machinery it benefits the owner." When Rigoberta Mencha won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, Father Survil made sute the women in his parish knew about her achievement. Subject to centuriesold repression and systematically denied education, these illiterate women could hardly believe that this child-migrant cotton picker, housemaid for the rich, and displaced exile could become the prophet for the indigenous people of Guatemala. Ms; Mencha, a Quiche Mayan, was born about 120 miles from Senahu. Father Survil currently has almost 1,000 students in his 23 village schools which So far only go up to second grade. It is hard to find teachers who know both Kekchi and Spanish, he said. Many of the children and adults speak only Kekchi. He has recently implemented a Child Forester program which enables families who plant 30 trees to forgo the school registration fee. A forester supervises the seed beds, transfers seedlings to plastic bags and then to individual families. He also teaches families proper care of the trees. The children in Senahu and other Guatemalan villages are beginning to have more of an opportunity for education with the help of Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, a Catholic child sponsorship organization that assists mission sites in 23 countries around the world. And Ruben's story has a happy ending. Recently he received a sponsor through CFCA and is

now attending school. His teacher says he shows great interest, effort and dedication. His sponsor, Gregory Zonca, is making one little

boy's dream of learning to read and write a reality.

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Catholic Child Sponsorship For Just $10 a Month Your opportunity to help one very poor child is much too ifll)Ortant to miss. And Christian Foundation for Ch~路 dren and Aging is the only catholic child sponsorship program wor1<ing in the twenty-two desperately poor countries we serve. . For as little as $10 monthly, you can help a poor child at a Catholic mission site receive nourishing food, medical care, the chance to go to school and hope for a brighter Mure. You can literally change a life. Through CFCA you can sponsor a child with the amount you can afford. Ordinarily it takes $20 per month to provide one of our children with the life changing benefits of sponsorship. But if this is not possible for you, we invite you to do what you can. CFCA will see to it from other donations and the tireless efforts of our missionaries that your child receives the same benefits as other sponsored children. And you can be assured your donations are being magnified and are having their greatest impact because our programs are directed by dedicated Catholic missionaries with a long standing commitment to the people they serve. Little Conchita lives in a small village in the mountains of Guatemala. Her house is made of cornstalks, with a tin roof and dirt floor. Her father struggles to support the family as a day laborer. Your concern can make the difference in the lives of children like Conchita.

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ost older Americans know that long term care is more expensive than middle class families can afford. That's why Families USA and AARP and the National Council of Senior Citizens and Alzheimer's Association and the Paralyzed Veterans of America and church and union retiree groups have been trying for ye:s to get Congress to do something to help. Some have felt that Medicare should be expanded to cover long term care. Others have tried to get a new social insurance program something like Social Security - just for long term care. Almost everybody agreed that you shouldn't have to spend yourself into poverty just to qualify for the only long term care protection we now have: Medicaid. So, what do the politicians in Congress do? They don't expand Medicare to cover long term care. They don't create a new social insurance protection against the financial burden of long term care. No, they decide to slash the only long term care protection most of us now have: Medicaid. Instead of improving our protection, the wise men of Congress try to make things worse. Now, after spending yourself into poverty to pay for long term care, they tell you to go look for charity. That's your reward for a lifetime of . ha¢ work. It's a world turned topsy turvy. Congress is buying umbrellas in a drought and selling bathing suits in a blizzard! One result is that those of us who know that Medicaid isn't good enough suddenly find ourselves scrambling to stop the politicians from making it worse. Here are the facts: right now, families carry most of the burden of long term care. I have met 60-year-old women who work around the clock taldng care of an elderly mother with Alzheimer's or a father who has been hit by a stroke. I have met a white-haired woman taking care of a disabled . husband and a dying mother. I have met families struggling to make ends meet after the wife had to quit her job to take care of an elderly parent. Haven't any of the wise men in Congress ever met any of these ordinary Americans?

Medicaid pays for Long Here are the facts: Medicare doesn't cover most long term care. Private long term care insurance with premiums so high· only the wealthy can afford coverage, pays less than three cents of every dollar Americans spend on long term care. It's Medicaid that pays for fully half of the long term care Americans need - and Congress is trying to put an end to that. There is today a partnership between American families and our Republic and the 50 states. Families support one-third of nursing home care; the United States of America supports nearly twothirds with help from the various states. It's the same partnership that has carried other burdens, from opening the West in the nineteenth century and bringing electricity to rural America, to winning World War II and the Cold War. Now, Congress is intent on dissolving the partnership that pays for long term care. It's a world turned topsy turvy, an Alice in Wonderland world, when Congress turns to the American family and says you aren't paying enough for long term care. The fact is that we love our parents and we'll never abandon them, even if Congress does. But isn't our burden already too heavy? The Real Choices Here are the real choices. One is the Congressional approach: shift the burden of long term care onto your family at the same time Congress is giving big new tax breaks to millionaires. The other is the traditional American approach, leaming from Social Security's six decades of success: Protect every family from an unbearable financial burden by having everybody kick in five or six dollars out of every weekly paycheck.. When Alice awakes from Wonderland, solving thelong term care crisis will be one of our highest priorities. Until then, we must speak up against the crazy idea of making the problem worse.


Ron Pollack is executive director ofFamilies USA, the national health care consumer group.


Area nurses complete assessment skills course Forty-three area health care professionals recently completed a. gerontology nursing assessment program sponsored by Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River. Nurses from the Memorial Home; Marian Manor, Taunton;and Madonna Manor, North Attleboro, attended the program. Part of the diocesan health facilities system, the three homes offer skilled nursing and rehabilitative care. The eight-week program was' designed to improve clinical gerontological nursing competence and assessment skills for nurses practicing in acute, long-term care and

community settings. Taught by Elisa Giaquinto, MSN, RN, CS a Certified Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, the course was also a refresher. for nurses taking the American NurseS Associationgerontological nurse certification exam. .. As people get physically older, their responses to ordinary fevers, medications or infections become very different from those of younger people. To evaluate a response or to determine what has caused a problem and maintain [the elder's] functional independence, requires special assessment skills," said Ms. Giaquinto.

"Since residents need more care than before, we're doing many complex procedures such as IV therapies and tracheotomies. Nurses need excellent assessment skills to relay important and useful information to physicians," added Anne Marie Kelly, director to staff development at the Memorial Home, which offers a gerontology nursing assessment course annually. "Basic nursing skills are not enough. Geriatrics is a specialty and unless nurses receive specialized education, they are not provided the care [many elders] need," Ms. Giaquinto emphasized.

YOU CANCOUNlI' ON GRANDMAS: An elderly Serbian refugee sits next to her grandchild in a refugee center in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. An estimated 150,000 Serbs have fled in a·Croatian military blitz. (eNS/Reuters photo)


'~ _.~.._.~-~~. SISTER GRANDMA: Sister Maureen Blount Little and her son, Bret Hanemann, admire his infant daughter Abigail. The 48-year-old wi~ow is a Sister of the Sacred Heart. (CNS/Methe photo)


John Zuba named to finance John Zuba, chief financial officer for Diocesan Health Facilities, a system of four nursing homes and two elder-care community programs sponsored by the diocese of Fall River, has been named to the board of directors of the Massachusetts Extended Care' Finance Association. Working with the Massachusetts Extended Care Federation, a membership o'rganization providing advocacy, education and marketing services to

Home improvement contractors must be state-registered The Better Business Bureau in cooperation with the state Executive Office of Consumer Affairs wishes to advise the public about the state's Home Improvement Contractor law. When looking for a home improvement contractor, one should be sure that the business is currently registered with the state. Most must be and their advertisements must contain their six-digit registration number sta.rting with "I." Under the law, consumers are protected by two state programs - an arbitration program, similar to the lemon law, and the Home Improvement Guaranty Fund, which will pay up to $10,000 of consumer losses in certain circumstances. Neither program is available to a consumer whose contractor is not registered. A home improvement consumer guide can be obtained by writing to the Executive Office of Consu· mer Affairs and Business Regulation, I Ashburton Place, Boston, 02108; tel. (617) 727-7780.


extended care facilities, the association will be a forum for e;tchange of information and ideas among departments offederation members and related support servict:s. Zuba holds a bachelor'!. degree in economics and a master':; degree in business administration from Providence College. He was previously president of the Rhode Island chapter of the Heali:h Care Financial Management Association and as the chairman of the Massachusetts Health Care Fi nancial Management Association's LongTerm Care Committee.

Alzheimer's series at Memorial Home A series of lectures on Alzheimer's disease will be presented at the Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 2 I to Oct. 26. The series will focus on helping caregivers to understand the disease while maintaining the selfesteem, independence and quality of life of patients. Topics will be Understanding the Disease; Activities of Daily Living and Communication; Problem Behavior; Therapeutic Activities; A Personal Perspective; and Caring for the Caregiver. Speakers will be Catholic Memorial Home staff memben•. Further information is availabil: from Anne Marie Kelly, tel. 679-:H54.

Rules I) Pray every day. 2) Love those you live with. 3) Do what needs to be done. 4) Leave the results up to God.

If caug'ht early, prostate

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Aug. 25, 1995


cancer usually curable Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in American men, affecting about 1 out of 10 men over the age of 40. If discovered early, it can be successfully treated in the majority of cases. Typically, it develops with, out noticeable symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. Because of this, it is extremely important for all men over 50, and those over 40 who have a family history of prostate cancer, to see a physician yearly for the prostate specific antigen test (PSA). ttThe PSA test consists of drawing blood from the patient and measuring the level of a protein produced by the prostate l~land in the blood. Increased levels may indicate the presence ofpro' state cancer, which is very curable ifdetect€:d and treat, ed early, explainl~d Anthony D'Arnica, M.D., a radiation oncologist. There are two courses of treatment for m€:n with early prostate cancer: radiation therapy or radical prosta, tectomy, a surgical proce, dure. "Both treatm€~ntsare cura, tive if prostat,e cancer is detected while it is still con, fined to the prostate gland," said Dr. D'Amico, adding that although prostate can, cer is not initially aggres, sive, it can become so if left untreated. Radiation therapy utilizes high energy X,rays and spe, cialized equipment to treat the prostate. The patient receives therapy five days a week 'for a seven,week peri, od. Side effects may include fatigue and increased urina, tion at night. However, the Hudner Oncology Center at Saint Anne's Hospital recently installed a multi, leaf collimator, an engineer, ing enhancem€:nt of existing equipment which can drama' tically decrease the side effects of radiation treat, ment. A radical prostatectomy is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon removes the prostate gland. The pro' cedure involves wearing a catheter for about four to six weeks postoperatively and requires a four to seven night inpatient stay at Saint Anne's Ho~pital..,

The Hudner Oncology Center offers access to the latest prostate cancer treat, ments through clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and lead, ing university cancer cen, ters. Dr. D'Amico is cur, rently the principal investiga, tor in a researcher study at the Center which examines the effects of treating pa, tients with early stage but high risk prostate cancer with radiation and hormo, nal therapy. ttThe study is designed to determine whether treating patients with a combination of hormonal therapy and radiation therapy offers a higher cure rate than treat, ment with radiation alone," said Dr. D'Amico. Dr. Anthony D'Amico is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medi, cine in Philadelphia. He com' pleted medical internship and radiation oncology residency at the Hospital of the Univer, sity of Pennsylvania and is currently an instructor in the department of Radiation On, cology at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the American Medfcal Associa, tion, A merican Association for Cancer Research, Ameri, can Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the American Urological Ass~ ciation,

The Hudner Oncology Center at Saint Anne's Hospital, Fall River, will offer a free prostate cancer screening to qten 50 years of age and older during Prostate Cancer Aware.. ness Week, September 16..23. For more informa" don, call 674..6266. Also open to all con.. cerned men is a prostate cancer support group. The fall meeting schedule fol.. lows, with all meetings at the Hudner Oncology Center. Sept. 6, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Overview of Cancer, Rich.. ard Hellwig, MD Sept. 20, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Prostate Gland & Its Function, Rose Marie Baylies, RN, BSN, MHP Oct. 2, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Overview of PSA Test.. ing, Anthony D'Amico, MD Oct. IS, 12:30t02p.m., Overview of Treatment

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At Pax Christi assembly:

50 years after atom bombs world still seen as violent New World," continued the analysis of economic policy, ' "The bottom line," he said, "is that the poor are unwanted and the middle class is disappearing into poverty," He said that peace activists need to understand the implications of the global economy and the causes of poverty, to build community and to call on the wisdom, strength and passion of the young, 'Haitian Consul Jean-Claude Martineau described the Haitian political and economic scene as a succession of military heads of state surviving for more than 200 PAUSE THAT REFRESHES: Polish villagers pause for years by suppressing independence prayer at a small shrine. Thousands of such shrines dot the' movements, only to be replaced in coups. Eastern European landscape. See story at right. (eNS/ KNA He saw great hope in the planned photo) abolition of the Haitian army, ending a cycle of violent military rule. Sister of St. Joseph Helen Prejean called the death penalty a paradigm of modern society violence, racism and a war on the poor - three wounds that must be WORCESTER, Mass. (CNS) are after the people who are walk~ addressed. She pointed to the "Bridges" - The pastor of St. John's parish ing around and are lost. There are project, in which people hear the in Worcester believes his parish's kids out there living under bridges, stories of society's victims. "The summer program, called "Summer people without homes." only way to build just structures is of'95 Safari," is the best in the city. Since the program began in early "It is not a youth program and July, Father Coonan said he has for the middle class to see what injustice and poverty are all about," definitely not a Bible school," said baptized a half-dozen entire famiFather Joseph A. Coonan. "It's lies, including one family of six, Sister Prejean said. Marist Brother Cyprian Rowe just a chance to get people of all who came to the church through discussed the problem of self-know- ages together and have some fun." the program. The priest said newly "We say a prayer before we baptized people now number more ledge and people's dependence on violence even in their most idealis- leave to go on a trip and before we than 30, with others on the way. leave to come home," the priest tic endeavors. Even though bringing people "We are an incorrigibly violent told The Catholic Free Press, news- into the church "is not a goal," he paper of the diocese of Worcester. people," he declared. said, "it is an effect." Father Coonan ran a similar "The gift of peace is the same "And that's as religious as we geL" In its first season, the program program on' a smaller scale in gift which the Lord wilied to leave 1991, when he was associate pasto his church," said Portland Aux- has taken people of all ages and iliary Bishop Michael R. Cote in religions to some of New Eng- tor at St. Paul's Cathedral in Worland's most popular recreation cester, after observing that people welcoming remarks. He added, "It is the clear and spots. Since the first trip to Wha- had nothing to do in the summer. unambiguous message of the Gos- lorn Park July 6, more than 249 "When I came to St. John's [last pel that every person possesses an people have gone to Water Coun- summer], I said let's go the disinnate dignity because he or she is try, Great Woods, Hampton Beach, tance with this," he added. The program also provides jobs a child of God. That reality which Boston Harborlights and ¡Fenway is so basic to the good news is the Park for a Boston Red Sox game. for students. "We have a part-time measure by which we will bejudged: "The events are aimed at the paid staff of 12 college and high 'Whatsoever you dq for the least of people in the inner city. They pay school students," he said, wh,o try these you do unto me.'" whatever they can," Father Coo- to' get adults and kids to mix and nan said. "Some will come along who supervise children traveling by and say, 'I don't have any money without adults. For each of the 93 people headto go, but can I rake the lawn or Beginning Aug. 15, Eternal ing to Fenway Park recently, Fasweep the driveway?''' Word Television Network ZAGREB, Croatia (CNS) ther Coonan said the trip included Everyone pays something, de(EWTN), launched a second satel- Croatia's wartime conditions canbus fare, game ticket, lunch and a pending on what they have, he lite transmission to reach more not justify violations of human St. J ohn's T-shirt. Each paid said, and the program has attracted than 42 countries around the world rights, said Cardinal Franjo outside donors. Father Coonan between 10 cents and $10 for the and became EWTN - Interna- Kuharic of Zagreb. In interviews said downtown businesses, "have day, he said, while a donation tional Catholic Network. .in several Croatian newspapers, been very generous to us," along from the Sharry family ofWorcesIn response to requests world- the cardinal criticized summary with lawyers and other profession- ter took care of lunch for the entire wide, the nation's largest religiou~ executions and discrimination party. . cable television network has ex- against people b~cause of religion, als, parishioners, and former stupanded its international coverage ethnic origin or political affilia- dents of his at Assumption and Becker Colleges. He was named , to Europe, Africa, Central and tion. "The church in this imposed South America. Transmissions in war has taught and continues to teacher of the year three times at DETROIT (CNS) - Atop BishSpanish will be available on both teach that defense, even when jus- each institution. op Walter J. Schoenherr's TV stand "The great thing about it is we satellites beginning in January, tified, is not permitted to change is a menagerie of small figurines, ,1996. ' including a man praying and a into revenge or hatred," the cardi- haven't had to ask for any money," EWTN has been known since it nal said. "It is limited by respect he said. People just make donaminiature pink Energizer bunny. began 14 years ago as EWTN Both are apt symbols of his 27 for the human rights of every per- tions, he added, mentioning former . Catholic Cable Network. Now it son, even the prisoner and his student Ken Gasparoni of Northyears as an auxiliary bishop in the boro, who gave $1,000. will be known as EWTN - Inter- property," he added. Detroit archdiocese and of the life Father Coonan said 70 percent national Catholic Network. in retirement that he began Feb. of those on the trips are from St. '28, his 75th birthday. "I knew I EWTN was launched to 60,000 John's parish'. The rest are refer'homes Aug. 15, 1981. Since that wanted to be a priest ever sincelhe rals from Catholic Charities, the third grade, ever since the first time, it has grown to reach more Department of Youth Services, , than 39 million homes in the Unitime I served Mass as an altar probation officers or other com- 'boy," he told The Michigan Cathoted States and more than 20 formunity agencies. eign countries. The network operlic, Detroit archdiocesan newsates 24 hours per day out of a "We are trying to welcome peo- paper. "When I held up the chasustate-of-the-art complex in Ironple back to the church who do not ble of the priest when he held up dale, Ala. have any affiliation," he said. "We the host, it stuck with me."

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Aug. 25, 1995

PORTLAND, Maine (CNS)In the 50 years since Pax Christi's founding out oftheashes of World War II, both military and nonmilitary forms of violence have been wag~d against the poor, said speakers at Pax Christi USA's recent national assembly in Portland. Bishop Walter F. Sullivan of Richmond, Va., Pax Christi USA president, in a homily at eucharistic service, reminded his hearers that 50 years ago the United States used the atom bomb for political purposes. Noting the challenges to peace and justice represented by continued construction of Trident submarines and deepening Third World poverty, he said, "Jesus Christ continues to suffer and die in the lives of the poor." The assembly theme was "From the Bomb to the Cross: The Journey Continues." More than 500, attended, making it what organizers said may have been the largest U.S. assembly yet. Pax Christi USA is the U.S. arm of the international Catholic peace,movement. Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton of Detroit examined the economic plight of Third World countries during a seminar, saying , that in the Third World, 50,000 children die daily, 1.3 billion live in absolute poverty, and another 2 billion to 3 billion in destitution. These people are like Lazarus at the gates, Bishop Gumbleton said, yet the majority of the faithful do not understand that structural social injustice is sinful or feel any responsibility. Bishop Gumbleton addressed such causes for increased poverty as the 1970s South American loan deals which are squeezing the poor ever more and were such badly made loans that, as the Latin American bishops argue, justice does not demand their repayment. Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, author of "War Against the Poor," "The Politics of Compassion" and "Brave


Worcester parish fun trips ,reap spiritual rewards

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WARSAW, Poland (eNS) After a year in the farming hamlet of Wygoda, Father Bogdan Drozdowski said he is pleased with his parish, which reflects the solid Catholicism of rural Polar.:d. If post-communist changes have eroded church loyalties in this predominantly Catholic country, they have not done so in Wygoda, 250 miles north of Warsaw. Outside the rectory, the redt:>rick Church of St. Jozef rises above the fields, its blac:k bell tower gazing down over the dusty hillside cemetery. Created in 1902, the par:ish still coversjust three villages. Virtually all of its 3,000 inhabitants attend church weekly. Non-church wed, dings, divorces and abortiuns are all but unknown. "There will never be a lack of things to do here," said Father Drozdowski, 45. "Though ;1 poor society means a poor parish, people will always support the church." Even under communism, the local party and police chiefn came to church. Today, with most priests and more than half the country's 114 bishops coming from peasant origins, it is in rural parishes, some say, far from the church-state disputes of Warsaw, that Catholic life is most distinct. The intervening years have brought tensions too, widening the gap between rich and poor, and putting social bonds 'l1nder pressure. In a June message to Polish agricultural researchers, Pope John Paul II recognized the hardships accompanying market reforms and urged rural communities to (:ooperate in defending their inten:sts. That has been the aim of the Polish bishops as well. A special commission has sponsored local economic foundations that have funded irrigation schemes and other village projects. More than 100 church-run "folk universities" are also training young farmers in languages, law and banking. A Catholic Associcition of Village Dwellers has coordinated lay parish activities nationwide. In a May pastoral letter, the bishops warned farmers not to place faith in handouts expected to follow Poland's eventual ad mission to the European Union. "The world is moving on, and no one is going to wait till our agriculture reaches Western European levels," they said. However, Wygoda farmers bave offered grants from neighboring Germany to provide accommc'dation for a steady increase of tourists. The local council is language courses and even talking about planning permits for some small hotels. "Democracy has changed people - we now hear plenty of talk about rights, but much less ab out duties,'" the priest said. "But religiousness is more deeply rooted in the country than in the towns. In times of uncertainty, 'the job of a priest is to stay close to his parishioners," he said.

Mayor Giuliani Continued from Page One that it would involve the city in protracted litigation over constitutional issues. Giuliani rebutted the common suggestion that Catholic schools take only the best students. "Not true," he said. "The city's Catholic and public school systems enroll about the same proportion of students who have what educators call 'multiple risk factors.... Later, Carol Gresser, a Catholic and the board member from the Borough of Queens, said in a response to the mayor that "comparing our public schools to our Catholic schools is like comparing a city pool to a private beach club." "Certainly our Catholic schools are very fine schools," she said. "But did the mayor mention the little matter of tuition? Did the mayor mention that Catholic schools choose their students, and we take all comers?" Officials of the New York Archdiocese and the Diocese of Brooklyn say that their schools do not discriminate, although some individual schools might have academic entrance requirements. In both dioceses fund raising efforts provide scholarships for children in poor neighborhoods. Diocesan officials also say a majority of students in inner-city schools are from minority groups, many of them non-Catholic. Giuliani said the c;omparison of New York's Catholic and public school systems wa:, apt because both were large. Although the public school system, with a little over a million students, is much larger, the Catholic system is also large, be said. The total Catholic enrollment of 151,000 is more than all but 10 of the nati~m's public school systems, he said.

SISTER REGINA Coughlin, RS M, former guidance director at Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, has been named chaplain for hospice care patients in nursing homes in the Andover area and will also s~rve nursing home patients at Mt. St. Rita's nursing facility, Cumberland, RI. At Bishop Feehan from 1970 to 1993, she also taught religious education classes at St. John's parish, Attleboro, and St. Mark's parish, Attleboro Falls. In addition for 18 years, three days a week, never missing a day, she was Eucharistic minister at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro.



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Continued from Page One secretariats cover the areas ofcomwhich had closed for six months munity service, health care, spiritafter a previous Franciscan com- ual development, youth, temporalities, communications, educamunity had left the diocese. In December, 1992,Bishop tion/ evangelization and ministerial O'Malley was honored by the Do- personnel. minican Republic with the HeralHis trips abroad have included a dic Order of Christopher Colum- pilgrimage t.o Fatima, celebration bus in recognition of his efforts on of the Santo Cristo feast in Ponta behalf of Latin American emi- Delgado, Sao Miguel, Azores, and grants to the Unit\ld States. an ad limina visit to Rome, as well The bishop has spoken to var- as several journeys to Latin Amerious community groups, including . ican nations. Highlights of this year have instudents at Fall River's BMC Durfee High School, where he spoke cluded a first-ever meeting with during a multicultural awareness diocesan media on the occasion of week and' those in attendance at a the church's annual World ComJudaic institute at the University munications Day and the visit of of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He Mother Teresa to her sisters in the was the first Fall River diocesan diocese. The latter event included bishop to speak at a Jewish tem- a Mass in crowded-to-the-doors ple, addressing congregants at St. Lawrence Church, New BedTemple Beth EI, Fall River, in ford, as additional thousands stood outside in pouring rain. March of this year. What lies in the future? Stay On the diocesan level, the bishop restructured the responsibilities of tuned. officials to bring Fall River into compliance with directives of the Code of Canon Law. Today eight

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Protest to go on WASHINGTON (CNS) - The Army has commissioned an outside evaluation of the School of the Americas, which has been criticized by church activists and others for training Latin American military. Maryknoll Father Roy Bourgeois, the organizer of opposition to the. school at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., called the study merely damage control and said he would continue his five-year campaign to close it. I-Je and other critics, including numerous religious congregations, say the U.S. government should not sponsor a program whose graduates are res'ponsible for torture and murder of civilians. The Associated Press quoted an Army spokesman as saying the contract is a normal evaluation procedure.

ROME (CNS) - Attacks by Muslim fundamentalists in Algeria are deplorable, but do not mean that "Islam is violent," said Archbishop Henri Teissier of Algiers. "If doctrinal fidelity becomes intransigent, then combat and death become fundamental elements. But we have seen this in our church, too, with the tribunals and sufferings of the Inquisition," he said. Archbishop Teissier made the remarks in an interview published by the Rome newspaper, II Messaggero. Over the past year, eight nuns and priests have been among those slain by Muslim extremists in the North African country. The 65-year-old French born archbishop, who has long experience in Arab countries, said one must be careful not to over generalize about the Muslim religion.

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CYO golf tourney Rev. Jay Maddock, Diocesan Director ofthe Catholic Youth Organization, announces that the 36th annual Fall River Diocesan CYO Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Aug. 28 at Pocasset Golf Club, on Cap'e Cod. Tee off time is I p.m. Local tournaments were held in various diocesan areas and the top two finishers in each division are eligible to compete. Th~ divisions are: Sennors: born on or after Jan. I, 1969; Intermediates: born on or after Jan. I, 197~; Juniors: born on or Jan. I, 1979 and Cadets: born on or after Jan. I, 1981. Golfers from Fall, R:iver, New Bedford, Taunton, 'Attleboro and Cape Cod will take part. Father Maddock thanked area tournament directors: Jack Crompton (New Bedford), Neil Loew (Attleboro), Larry Masterson (Taunton) and' Everett Smith (Fall River). Masterson will be tournament director. ' Trophies will be awarded to the first and 'second place fipisher in each division. Again this year, the Bill Doyle Trophy,'honoring a former tournament director,- will be awarded to the tourney's outstanding golfer.

SSe Peter and Paul FALL RIVER - School opens Sept. 6. Continuing with intergenerational programs, student, staff, and parents are preparing three events to involve grandparents and other seniors with the school: an ice cream social Sept. 12; the 15th annual Thanksgiving Senior Soup Nov. 21; and a Senior Prom next June, offering a formal evening of dinner and dancing. The second annual Halloween Walk-A-Thon is scheduled for Oct. 29, followed by a dance for all the walkers. Young Christmas shoppers can do their holiday shopping at Rudolph's Workshop. A Christmas pageant will be directed by new music instructor, Joseph Stoddard, who will also prepare the school chorus for a spring concert. The school post office, initiated three years ago, under supt<rvision ofttie U.S. Postal Service, has expanded this year to allow students and staff to mail packages and letters within the school. Along with the one-cent stamp for in-house mailing, regular postage stamps and stationery'will be sold. Mrs. Terry Bouley is the parent volunteer responsible for the growth. , ,('multimedia library center was added this year. Students will be able to complete homework assignments, write letters, and access valuable resources through comput~rll and can borrow books for pleasure or research. .




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Guidelines 'issued on religion's .role' .','in p,ublic schools WASHINGTON (CNS) - u.s. Education Secretary , Richard Riley finished his homework just in time when he released a set of guidelines defining what religious activities are permissible in public schools. The set of guidelines were prompted by President Clinton's July 12 memo to Riley and Attorney Ceneral Janet Reno urging them to clarify the constitutional interpretation of religion's pla,ce in public schools. Saying that "nothing in our First Amendment coverts our public schools into religion-free zones," Clinton asked that guidelines to define religious expressions that are acceptable in public schools be sent to the nation's 15,000 school districts before classes begin in the fall. "Religion is too important in our history and our heritage for us to keep it out. of our schools," ClintGn wrote. "It shouldn't be demanded, but as long as it is not sponsored by school officials and doesn't interfere with other children's rights, it mustn't be denied." The four-page outline released Aug. 17 spelled out specific ways that religious activities can in fact-be a part of public schoois. In an introductory letter to' school superintendents, Riley called the guidelines an attempt to ~'find a new common ground in the growing, and at times, divisive debate about religion in our public schools." ',' He said he hoped the outline would "help to end much of the confusion regarding religious expression in public " schools" and that it would provide '~abasis for school officials, teachers, parents and students to work together." Among the guidelines' specified types of protected reli~ gious expression were: - Individual or group prayer and discussion "subject to the same rules of order as apply to other student activities and speech" and as long as no students were harassed. - Before - and after-school events with religious content, as long as school officials, neither encouraged nor discouraged participation. - Teaching about religion, including the Bible or other Scripture, the history of religion, comparative religion, the role of religion in history and religious influence on art, music, literature and social stUdies. Schools may teach about religious holidays, but they are not to observe them, nor are they to provide religious instruction. - Student expressions of their religious beliefs in homework, artwork and other written and oral assignments to be "free of discrimination based on the religious content ... (and) should be judged by ordinary academic standards of substance and relevance." - Student distribution ,of religious literature;':' - Subject to applicable state laws, students' excused absence from lessons deemed objectionable on religious grounds to the student or the student's parents. Under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, schools are legally required to excuse students unless they can prove a compelling reason to require attendance., ' - Displace ofreligiousmessages on items of clothing

"to the same extent thai (students) are permitted to display other comparable messages," and the wearing of articles that are part of the student's religious practice, such as yarmulkes and head scarves. - Access to school media, including bulletin boards, school newspaper and the public-address system, to publicize student groups of a religious nature "on the same terms as other noncurriculum-related student groups are allowed to use the school media." , - ,Access to school facilities "as is enjoyed by other comparable student groups." The guideli,nes reiterated that under Supreme C(lurt decisions, school officials may not mandate or organize prayer at graduations. It also said because teachers and school administrators are to remain neutral regarding religious activities, they are prohibited from either soliciting, encouraging or discouraging religious' or antireligious activity.

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THIS AIN'T A LOVE SONG I should have seen it coming When the roses died Should have seen The end of summer in your eyes I should have listened When you said good night You really meant goodbye Baby, ain't it funny How you never ever learn to fall You're fully on your knees When y,[)U think you are standing taB! But onl:y fools are know-it-alls And I played the fool for you I cried and I cried There were nights That I died for you, baby I tried mnd I tried to deny That y(]lur love drove me crazy, baby If the love that I got for you is gone If the ri.ver I cried ain't that long Then I'm wrong, yeah I'm wrong, This ain't a love song Baby, I thought you and me Would stand the test of time Like w,e got away With the perfect crime But we were just a legend in my mind I guess that I was blind Remember those nights Dancing the masquerade The clowns wore smiles That wouldn't fade You and I were renegades Some things never change It made me so mad 'Cause I wanted it bad for us baby Now it's so sad That whatever we had Ain't 'North saving If the love I got for you is gone If the river I cried for you Ain't that long Then I'm wrong, yeah I'm wrong This ain't a love song If the pain I'm feeling so strong Is the reason that I'm holding on Then I'm wrong, yeah I'm wrong This ain't a love song Writen by JB/RS/DC, Sung by Bon Jovi, (c) 1995 by PolyGram International . Publishing Inc.

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is one of mine. Their vocal abilities powerfully convey their songs' emotional intent. Their latest hit is "This Ain't a Love Song," off their recent "These Days" disc. This release describes a couple who thought their love "would stand the test of time." However, nowtheguy says: "I should !lave listened when you said good night; you really meant goodpye." As the song suggests, we all hope to find a romance that will endure. Yet, it's a mistake to think that every romance must last forever. Certainly there. can be hurt and disappointment when a relationship ends. Yet as we go through the ups and downs of being in love, what is most important is what we are learning about ourselves, our relationships and life itself. This is one rc:ason I encourage young people to date a wide variety of people before settling into a steady relationship. The more you know about yourself, the more you can bring to a future commitment in marriage. At some point in learning about relationships, we realize that being in love is easy but staying in love is work. The effort to learn new skills is needed. For example, we may not yet have learned the skills needed to negotiate conflicts fairly. But once the emotional rush of falling in love has passed, you are likely to experience difficulties and disagreements with your partner. Knowing how to be fair and respectful both to yourself and to the other person, plus under- . standing how to engage in creative problem-solving, demand skill. People who want to give love the best possible chance to survive will seek out ways to develop such skills. This is just one way of saying that love involves ongoing effort. We may not know if a specific relationship will "stand the test oftimeY But God has ways of assuring that the relationship _ helps us to learn more about ourselves - more, in fact, about what is best in ourselves. Comments may be sent to Charile Martin,.RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.

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When that happens, Miguel's friendship may bejust what David needs to get back into "normal" life. But until then, Miguel simply has to keep his distance. Girls' friendship patterns are a bit more complex. Guys are mostly By Christopher Carstens into "doing stuff," and they tend to be friends with guys who like to do We imagine friendships will last the same stuff they do: play footforever, but they hardly ever do. ball, fix cars, work on computers, With so many changes between sixth grade and the end of senior whatever. The focus of the friendyear, it's unlikely that your best. ship is the activity. friend in junior high will still be Girls are more interested in the your best friend when you graduate. relationships themselves. Girls will Your interests change. In sixth sit and talk for hours and hours grade, lots of guys live for their about their friends: who likes who skateboards, and sixth-grade girls and why, who's mad at who, who are giggling about boys and read- called who and who didn't. Changes ing "Sweet Valley High" novels. It are discussed and analyzed in detail. would be pathetic if they still liked When girls change crowds, it the same things when they're in can be really emotional. Maybe high school. lan has been with the same group Like other interests, friendships for three years, but she starts change. spending time with Chandra, who Here's an example. Dave joins is a cheerleader. Chandra even the rugby team, and his best friend invites her to a party at her house. Miguel doesn't. All of a sudden, At the party, Jan sits in on conDave is spending hours and hours versations about the new set of practicing and going to games. friends, who may be kids she hardly Miguel isn't going to spend all that even knows. Jan faces a tough time watching television and decision. If she is going to hang waiting. out with Chandra and her friends, It isn't surprising if Miguel and she can't spend too much time Dave have less and less to talk with her old friends because the about. Often they develop a new different sets don't mix. set of friendships. If they're lucky, Her decision is difficult. Should they'll still end up sharing things in she be loyal to her old friends, or common, but that doesn't always explore the new friendships that happen. she finds? It is often difficult to be Change can happen in sadder in both crowds. It can be done, but ways. Instead of hanging out with it is tricky. the rugby team, Dave might start Either way, Jan will spend hours spending his time with kids who discussing her decision, and her are using drugs. choices will be discussed by both At that point, Miguel faces a sets of friends. tough choice. Around most schools And things will change. That's -with a few exceptions- kids the way it is with teen friendships. know what groups are using and what groups aren't. If Miguel continues hanging around with Dave, people will start assuming that he Montie Plumbing uses drugs too. Maybe it isn't fair, but people Heating Co. judge you by your friends. If you Over 35 Years spend a lot of time with dopers, of Satisfied Services you get the doper reputation, Reg. Master Plumber 7023 whether you deserve it or not. JOSEPH RAPOSA, JR. Miguel may decide that it has to 432 JEFFERSON STREET be "later" for David, and hope that FALL RIVER 675-7496 David straightens out his act.


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ST. PATRICK & ST. ANTHONY, WAREHAM Weekly catechism instructions for adults begin Sept. 18. Class primarily designed for anyone over 17 who has never been baptized in any Christian denomination or who wishes to convert from another Christian denomination to Catholicism. Also open to unconfirmed adults wishing to receive the sacrament. Call the rectory, tel. 295-2411 to register, leaving your name, address and phone number.

ST. MARY, NO. ATTLEBORO Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament follows 7 a.m. Mass each First Friday in the chapel at the rear of the church, ending prior to the 9 a.m. Mass on Saturday. Evening prayer offered 7 p.m. on Friday. Special prayers 8 a.m. on Saturday. All welcome day or night. Further information: Joan Provost, tel. 699-2430. ST. ANTHONY OF THE DESERT, FR Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Sept. 3, noon to 6 p.m., with holy hour 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Sharbel Chapel, 300 N. Eastern Ave., Fall River. Exposition every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to midnight. All welcome. CATHOLIC NURSES GUILD, NB A Birthright shower will be held Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Nursing Home, Summer St., N. B. SS. PETER & PA ui, FR An inquiry session will be held at SS. Peter & Paul School at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. HOSPICE, ATTLEBORO IO-week training course for prospective hospice volunteers beg~ns Sept. 13,7 to 9:30 p.m., Community Visiting Nurse Agency's office, 141 Park St. Classes will cover philosophy of hospice care, impact of serious illness on families, medical and spiritual needs of the dying, communication and listening skills. More information or registrations: Mary Courbron, tel. 222-0118.

BISHOP RAUL Vera Lopez has been appointed coadjutor for controversial Mexican Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia of San Cristobal de Las Casas in southern Mexico's conflict-ridden state of Chiapas. Bishop Vera Lopez is a Dominican who has been involved in the peace efforts in the 20-month-old Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas. "Our fundamental concern is that the local church continue to be served," Father Gonzalo Ituarte, San Cristobal diocesan vicar for justice and peace, said in a letter on the appointment released in Mexico the same day the new coadjutor bishop was announced at the Vatican. JOHN POLCE

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ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM J. Levada of Portland, Oregon, has LaSALETTE SHRINE, been named coadjutor and eventATTLEBORO Christian music artist John Polce ual successor to Archbishop John will offer an evening of music, prayer R. Quinn of San Francisco by and witness tonight at 7:30, one of a Pope John Paul II. series of Bethany Nights held each Archbishop Levada, 59, has been last Friday of the month in the shrine chapel. LaSalette prayer group a bishop since 1983 and head of members will be present for those . the Portland archdiocese since 1986. A former official ofthe Vatiwho wish to be prayed over and can's Congregation for the Do~­ anointed. There will be a healing service at trine of the Faith, in the 1980s he the chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday, con- was one of a small international ducted by the LaSalette prayer group group of bishops appointed by the healing ministry. The chapel is handi- pope to write the Catechism of the capped accessible. For more infor- Catholic Church. Archbishop mation: tel. 222-5410. Also on SunQuinn, 66, has been a bishop since day, the Queenship of Mary will be 1967, an archbishop since 1972 celebrated beginning with a 12: 10 p.m. outdoor Mass celebrated by and head of the San Francisco archdiocese since 1977. Father Ernest Corriveau, M.S., shrine director. At 2 p.m. Father Richard Delisle, M.S. will conduct ARCHBISHOP DEREK Worprayer, procession, a living rosary and crowning ofthe Blessed Mother. lock of Liverpool, England, has . The rosary will be prayed in English, asked for prayers after entering French, Spanish, Portuguese and' the hospital with a recurrence of Polish, and music for the Mass and cancer. The archbishop, 75, had a afternoon service will be provided cancerous lung removed three by Joanna Fish, Davisville, R.I. years ago and appeared. to have The 23rd annual LaSalette Fam- . made a recovery. But in a stateily Festival will take place Labor ment released Aug. 18, he said he Day weekend, offering rides, ethnic foods, games and a variety of enter- was again being treated for the tainment events each day. There will disease. He is currently the vice presibe fireworks Friday night. The festival hours are Aug. 31, 6 to 10 p.m., dent of the bishops' conference of Sept. I, 6 to lOp. m., Sept. 2, noon to England and Wales, and has been 10 p.m., Sept. 3, noon to 10 p.m., influential within the hierarchy for and Sept. 4, noon to 7 p.m. All wel- almost 50 years, having served as come at all events. secretary to three successive cardinals in Westminster before beST. MARY, MANSFIELD coming bishop of Portsmouth in Natural Family Planning series of 1965. He has been archbishop of four monthly classes starts Sept. 10, Liverpool since 1976. 2 to 4 p.m. at parish Pre• registration, more informatIOn: Jon or Maureen Howey, tel. 339-4730. CARDINAL HANS Hermann. Groer of Vienna, who sparked OUR LADY OF THE CAPE, widespread Catholic protest .after BREWSTER he did not clearly deny allegations A healing service with Mass will he had engaged in homosexual be celebrated by Father Dick La- activities, announced that he will voie, M.S., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Cape, Stony Brook Rd., resign Sept. 14. He will be autoBrewster. For more information: matically succeeded as head of the Vienna archdiocese, the most iinSue, tel. 432-4934. portant ecclesialjurisdiction in the CORPUS CHRISTI, heavily Catholic country, by CoEAST SANDWICH . A natural family planning course adjutor Archbishop Christoph will be held at the p'arish center this Schonborn. fall, with an information session 7 p.m. August 30.. Further informaPOPE JOHN Paul II has action: tel. 833-0019. cepted the resignation of AuxilST. ANNE, FR Registration for SHARE food dis- iary Bishop Robert F. Garner of tribution Sept. 4 to 8, 10 a.m. to Newark, N.J. Bishop Garner, an noon at the rectory door facing the auxiliary bishop for 19 years, was Middle Street parking lot; distribu- 75 on April 27. tion Sept. 23 II a.m. to I p.m. at St.· The Newark archdiocese anAnne's School cafeteria on Forest St. nounced his retirement in July. Bishop Garner said in a statement his "priestly life and activities" would continue and that retirement ...·only means letting go of administration."

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FRENCH CARDINAL Robert Coffy, a theologian who wrote

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BISHOP JOHN F. Kinney has been installed as the eighth bishop of the diocese of St. Cloed, MN. The former bishop of Bismarck, N.D., told local priests tha.t "there is no more difficult or exciting time to be a priest than right now." He emphasized the signifieance of ordained life by telling the priests, "I hope you know what an important vocation you have a:rld how great you are."

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FATHER ROBERT Kurtz was named by Pope John Paul II as bishop of Hamilton, Bermuda. Father Kurtz was born in Chicago, and was the former superior general of the Congregation of the Resurrection. He succeeds Canadian Resurrectionist retired Bishop Brian Hennessy. Father Kurtz, 55, was ordained a priest in 1967, following litudies at St. Louis University arld St. John Cantius Seminary in St. Louis.

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ARCHBISHOP REMBERT G. Weakland of Milwaukee hilS announced that he will take a sixmonth sabbatical next year 1:0 rest and write. He said he pla.ns to spend most of his time in Milan, Italy, completing research and writing for a doctoral dissertation on medieval Ambrosian chant. During his absence, Aux.iliary Bishop Richard J. SkIba will be in charge of day-to-day archdiocesan operations. Archbishop Weakland, 68, said he will return to Mil.waukee after the sabbatical, where he expects to remain as until his retirement at age 75.

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AUXILIARY BISHOP Thomas W. Murphy, 77, of Sao Salvador da Bahai, Brazil, a Nebraska native who served in Brazil for nearly 40 years, died in July of leukemia in St. Louis. Born in Omaha in 1917, he was professed as a member of thl: St. Louis province of the Redemptorist seminary in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He was appointed bishop of the newly created diocese of Juawiro, Brazil, in 1962, and ordained to the episcopacy in 1963. He remained in Juazeiro until 1973, when he submitted his resignation because of poor health.

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BISHOP DANIEL F. W~,lsh has been installed as the first bishop of the new diocese of Las Vegas following division of the RenoLas Vegas diocese in two last March, with Bishop Walsh, who had headed the statewide diocese since 1987 going to Las Vegas, and Bishop Phillip Straling, who headed the diocese of San BernilTdino, CA, since it ~as created in 1978, to the Reno diocese.


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