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Largest such gathering • In history of the U.S. HARTFORD, Conn. (NC) While Catholics have kept the faith, "the problem is that we have kept it to ourselves," Archbishop John Whealon of Hartford told more than 5,000 Catholic evangelizers in Hartford Aug. 21·23 at the East Coast 1981 lay Celebration of Evangelization. The gathering, the third of three evangelization conferences held across the country in Augist, was described as "definitely the largest gathering of ~ay evangelizers in· the history of the United States" by Paulist Father Alvin A. Illig, director of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Evangelization. In addition to the 5,000 who attended general sessions and more than 150 workshops on practical methods of evange::ization, an additional 3,000 came to the closing Mass at the Hartford Coliseum. Congress participants included many from the Fall River diocese
and &mong speakers were Father The archbishop said the im~ Jose A. F. dos Santos and Father mediate target of Catholic evanTimothy Goldrick, both of New gelizers should be the 15 milBedford. lion inactive Catholics in the Father Dos Santos, conducting United States, followed by 80 a workshop on "Charismatic Fire million unchurched Americans. Giving the keynote address in Portuguese Life" in the Portuguese language, was assisted by was Consolata Father Anthony Mrs. Debora Brum and Mrs. Bellagamba, director of the U.S. Lourdes Aurelio, members of Mission Council, who called St. 'John the Baptist charismatic evangelization "a very precious prayer group in New Bedford. word." The workshop included discussion of the Catholic charis"Many countries in the world matic renewal, Life in the Spirit simply don't allow evangelizaseminars, prayer meeting tech- tion," said Father Bellagamba, niques and parish development noting that in those countries through social and spiritual out- lay people "are the only missreach. ionaries and evangelizers we Father Goldrick explained the have." He urged worldwide evangelsuccessful "We Care/We Share" evangelization program he or- ization in signs and symbols ganized last year in the Fall relevant to the culture of individRiver diocese. ual nations, and he stressed the Archbishop Whealon, in the importance of lay ministries. conference's opening addri'!l'~:!'IM~,""-~H""e also called for a worlddefined an evangelizer as "one wide redistribution of priests and who proclaims enthusiastically, envisioned the eventual ordina'Jesus Christ means everything tion of married people as a posto me . . . and this is too good sible way of meeting the needs to keep to myself." Tum to Page Eight
Latin policy questioned WASHINGTON (NC) _. A new State Department briE!fing on Central America has shown that church leaders and the Reagan administration continu,e to have "very significant differences" on U.S. policy there" according to Bishop Thomas Kelly. Bishop Kelly, general s.~cre tary of the U.S. Catholic COlllference, said the Aug. 26 brillfing for religious leaders by top State Department officials was "useful." But he added that nothing we heard at the briefing changes our conviction" that no outside military aid should go to either side of El Salvador's civil war. The briefing took place the same day that the State Department announced it was sending four more military helicopters to ·El Salvador to counter a new surge of guerrilla activity.
In a statement on the briefing released Aug. 28 Bishop Kelly said, "It is clear to me that this kind of exchange is useful, but it is also clear that it illustrates very significant differences of perception and policy between the U.S. government's present approach in Central America and much of what we at the USCC hear and know from the church in that troubled reo gion." He said the USCC position on El Salvador would continue to be based on two themes: - That military assistance "from any source" either to the government or to the guerrillas "is not a useful contribution to resolving the civil war." - That a political solution is needed, including "a thorough process of dialogue and negotiation designed to give the elect-
oral system a true legitimacy in the minds of the Salvadoran people." Bishop Kelly said Bishop Arturo Rivera Damas, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of San Salvador "has consistently insisted on these two themes." He added, "The USCC will continue to advocate these ideas with the administration and the Congress." Bishop Kelly said the briefing was conducted by James L. Buckley, undersecretary of state for security assistance; Thomas O. Enders, assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs, and Ambassador Vernon Walters, special assistant to Secretary of State Alexander Haig. Attending the briefing were Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox leaders, he said.
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Beatification Oct. 4 Four sisters from the Religious graduates of Notre Dame School I;)f Jesus and Mary convent in and the former Jesus-Mary Fall River have been chosen by . Academy are invited. Heroic Life lot to attend the beatification of Mother St. Ignatius, born Mother St. Ignatius, their community's foundress, in Rome on Claudine Thevenet in Lyons, Sunday, Oct. 4. France, on March 20, 1774, grew They are Sisters Irene Beaure- up amid the turmoil of the gard, Annette Vanasse, Michelle French Revolution. At the age of Authier and Pauline Joyal. Addi- 20 she witnessed the execution tionally Sister Irene Rheaume, of her two brothers by revolunow in Hyattsville, Md., a Fall tionary soldiers. Turning from her own loss, River native, and Sister Eugenia she was deeply moved by the Belcourt, now in England, the longtime principal of Notre lot of surviving victims of the Dame School, Fall River, will at- revolution. Feeling that their greatest mistend the ceremony. "So Fall River will be well fortune was their ignorance of represented," concluded Sister God, due to the conditions of Eileen Reid, superior of the local the time, she took the earliest opportunity to gather about her convent. She said that Fall River ob- a group of young women who servance of the event will con- wished to serve the poor. First sist of a special Eucharistic litur- known as the Pious Association gy at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, in of the Sacred Heart, the memNotre Dame Church. Bishop Dan· bers gave catechetical instruciel A. Cronin will be principal tion, distributed alms, visited celebrant and the Mass will be hospitals and sought employfollowed by a reception at the ment for young girls. From this beginning the ConJesus-Mary Convent to which friends of the community and Tum to Page Eight
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usee beacon for refugees WASHINGTON (NC) - After a federal judge ordered the release of 381 Cubans held in the Atlanta penitentiary, U.S. Catholic Conference Migration and Refugees Services began the work of matching eligible refugees with sponsors. The federal government was considering asking for a stay of U.S. -District Judge Marvin H. Shoob's Aug. 19 release order for 365 of the prisoners, but agreed to the release of 156 other detainees as soon as "suitable sponsors" could be found. Attorney General William French Smith said he believes the 156 men do not represent a threat to society. Shoob has also ordered the government not- to deport any of the over 1,800 refugees being held in the penitentiary while he views their cases. The Cubans have been detained for over a year WJithout being charged with a crime in this country. USCC offieals said most of them should not have been imprisoned in the first place and were detained for minor crimes or ,because they did not have the proper papers. Gerry Wynne, MRS director of program development. testified in Atlanta Aug. 19. "I told the court the usec ds ready to work to move those men out who shOUldn't be in prison," he said in a telephone interview. Wynne said MRS immediately began working with prison officials and lawyers to prepare a list of detainees eligtible for release by as early 811 Aug. 21. He explained that MRS would provide the technical skills to move and resettle the latest group of refugees, just as the agency has
done for 70,000 of the 125,000 Cubans who came to the United States in the 1980 "Freedom Flotilla" boatIift. All of the Cubans could be resettled by mid-September, he added. About 30 percent of the refugees have relatives waiting and other:; could be assigned to special group homes. in other MRS activity, the agency is working to resettle 1,000 to 1,500 refugees from Eastern Europe before a Sept. 30 deadline. Anastasia Bilous, program coordinator for the U.S. Catholic Conference agency in New York, said in B. telephone interview that the United States has agreed to accept an additional 2,400 East European refugees over its annual quota of 4,500 thil! fiscal year and MRS expects to find sponsors for 1.000-1,500 of them. The first group of 253 refugees, most of them Polish, left Vienna Aug. 19 and arrived in New York later that day. Austria has been inundated with refugees from Poland in the last several months as a result of the economic lind political problems there. The first refugees are mainly professionals from 25 to 35 years old. and their families, who have been granted the political exile status by the U.S. government. If resettlement agencies do not fill the new 7,000 quota by the Sept. 30 deadline, the additional slots will be lost. "For example, ,if only 6,000 are processed, 1,000 are lost," according to Ms. Bilous. "The number is not accrued for 1982, it's not going to be added. "Because you have so many
refugees out there you try to assist as many as possible, so no opportunities are lost," she said. The new 1982 refugee admission ceiling will be set by President IReagan in September after conSUlting with Congress. Ms. Bilous said there has been a good response from dioceses, especially from areas with large Polish - American commundties, and she does not anticipate problems in finding sponsors for the refugees. Sponsors, either individuals or groups such as parishes, help the refugees find homes and jobs in the United States.
Sr. M. Ambrose A funeral Mass was held Monday at St. Anne's Church, Fall River, for Sister Mary Ambrose, O.P., 88, who died last Friday. A member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, she was a teacher at St. Anne's parochial school and the former Dominican Academy high school. She also served as superior at her community's convent in Plattsburg, N.Y. and was active in the Association of FrancoAmerican Professors. In 1965 she received an award from L'Union St. Jean Baptiste in recognition of her efforts in spreading French culture and she also held the dioc;esan Marian Medal. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Annie Stanger.
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FRANK AND DOlTlE FERNANDEZ of Fall River prepare barbecued beef at last year's La Salette Family Festival. The annual event opens tonight at La Salette .Shrine, Attleboro, and will continue through Labor Day. With an international theme, it wlll offer over 60 game and! food booths, daily entertainment, a flea market, a country store and a midway. Over 400 volunteers staff the festival, beginning each day with prayer and liturgy and con eluding with night prayers.
GUANGZHOU, China (NC) ' A program aimed at peJ'suading women pregnant with their second child to have an abortion is being planned for Guangzhou (Canton) according to the city's official newspaper. The newspaper said the program is necessary because Guangzhou has not met its birth control targets in four years. In China couples must apply to local authorities before conceiving a child and are only given permission when there is room in the district birth plan. In many regions it is difficult or impossible to get permission for a second child. Guangzhou officials will launch a campaign "to mobilize women pregnant with B~ second child outside the plan to take remedial measures and to step up the use of long-term contraceptive measures in a b:ig way," said the newspaper. China's birth limitation program is an attempt to stabilize its population at 1.2 billion by the year 2000.
ALAN D. KNIGHT has been named executive director of St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, effective Oct. 1. He succeeds James F. Lyons, who will become president of Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis. Knight has been a.ssistant director of the Fall River hospital since JunEl, 1980. He came to that pClst from Cardinal Cushing Hospital, Brockton, where he was assistant administrator and an area director of the Massachusetts Hospital Association's group systems engineering program. He has also been on the staffs of the Waterbury, Conn. Hospital Heallth Center and Rhode Island Hospital. He serves as a parttime faculty member in the health care management program of Northeastern University. He, his wife, Susan, and their two daughters plan to move from their present home in Norton to the Greater Fall River area.
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Giuttari heads NAPM unit
FATHER JOHN J. OLIVEIRA talks to new diocesan teachers at orientation meeting at Bishop Connolly High School. (Torchia Photo)
New teachers meet Fifty teachers new to the diocesan school system met last week at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, for an orientation session. Father John J. Oliveira, keynote speaker and newly appointed director of Espirito Santo School, Fall River, addressed the teachers on their call to be Christian leaders in tOOay's plurastic society. He stressed the need of spiritual and academic preparedness, dedication and witness. Those attending the meeting were welcomed by Father George W. Coleman, diocesan director of education. He and Sister: Mary Laurita, superintendent of schools, and Sister Ann Moore, assistant superintendent, explained the diocesan education sys-
tem and in-service formation programs for educators. Discussion followed the general session and teachers then separated into elementary and secondary groups to discuss curriculum and other topics with educators already in the diocesari system.
The wood-framed structure, built between 1911 and 1913, which was the original parish church, represents a loss of about $200,000, said Father William F. O'Connell, pastor. It was used for meetings, CCD classes and other events by both the parish and other area organizations.
September 4 Rev. Joseph P. Tallon, 1864, Pastor, S1. Mary, New Bedford Rev. John J. Maguire, 1894, Founder, St. Peter, Provincetown September 5 Rev. Napoleon A. Messier, 1948, Pastor, St. Mathieu, Fall River September 7 Very Rev. James E. McMahon, 1966, Pastor, Sacred Heart, Oak Bluffs September 8 Rev. Thomas Sheehan, 1868, Founder, Holy Trinity, West Harwich September 10 R1. Rev. Felix S. Childs, 1969, Pastor Emeritus, Sacred Heart, Fall River Rev. Hugo Dylla, Pastor, St. Stanislaus, Fall River
Glenn Giuttari, director of music at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, has been named director of an exploratory diocesan chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. Serving with him are Joanna Alden, Taunton, program planning chairperson; Ron Allison, New Bedford, membership; and Geraldine Boles, Hyannis, koinonia (fellowship). Pat Gannon, New Bedford, is chapter secre· tary·treasurer and Sister Claudette Lapointe is an advisor and board member at large. , In the past few months the chapter has sponsored five workshops on such topics as liturgy planning, cantor training, folk group organization and parish music policies. Response from diocesan pastoral musicians has been enthusiastic, said Giuttari, and it is expected that a permanent NAPM chapter will be formed in the near future. The organization seeks to unite clergy and musicians in upgrading the quality of church music in general and parish programs in particular. On the diocesan level it is planned to continue music workshops, said Giuttari. A series of seven scheduled for the coming year will be held at various locations in the diocese and will include consideration of choir techniques, children's choirs,
Plans for rebuilding have not yet been formulated.
Father Edward A. McDermott. O.P., 81, a New Bedford native who was for 33 years a member of the modern languages department of Providence College, died last Friday at the college. Funeral rites took place Tuesday. Following graduation from New Bedford parochial schools, Father McDermott earned bachelor and master's degrees at Catholic University, Washington, D.C. He did graduate work at DePaul University and the Sorbonne in Paris. Ordained in 1929. he taught in Oak Park, III. until he joined the Providence College faculty in 1940. He is surVived by a sister, Mrs. Joseph P. Hurley Sr. of Falmouth.
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"We will use the rectory for CCD classes and will also hope to hold some classes in homes," said Father O'Connell. He added that a nearby Amvets hall has offered its facilities for larger gatherings.
Parish hall fire Fire of suspicious origin totally destroyed the parish hall of S1. Joseph's Church, North Dighton, early last Saturday morning.
Pastoral musicians interested in joining the diocesan group are asked to contact the music off. ice of S1. Mary's Cathedral at 327 Second St., Fall River 02721 or to telephone 673-2833.
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themoorin~ Labor's Dilemma Few people in the United States job market realize that the Fathers of Vatican II have given the Church definitive guidelines concerning the right to unionize. In the statement on the Church in the Modern World one finds the following: "Among the fundamental rights of the individual must be numbered the right of workers to form themselves into associations which truly represent them and are able to cooperate in organizing economic life properly, and the right to play their part in the activities of such associations without the risk of reprisal." The living witnesses to the truth of those words certainly are the workers of Poland. Their struggle and their attempts to arrive at peaceful settlements with regard to the conditions of their existence are indeed remarkable milestones in the history of labor. In these very gray days of our own labor movement, the Poles should be a vivid example to us. There can be little doubt that our national labor movement is at a low ebb. On the one hand, some of the doldrums can be attributed to the current political scene. The shift of government policies from left to right has brought about some difficult situations in the job market with which labor seemingly cannot cope. From one point of view these are indeed golden days for big business, never a friend of labor. The current dealers of the Washington deck_ of cards are currently playing a game that leaves little chance for a labor win. The additional hard economic news of high interest rates and tight money offers little incentive to the American labor market. In fact, unions must face the hard fact that their salad days are behind them. Yet the dark clouds of labor gloom cannot be blamed solely on current government policies. One of the chief reasons for the current difficulties of labor unions comes not from without but from within. As unions grew powerful, some grew fat. Some union leaders became industrial czars in their own right. Many unions drifted from the enthusiasm and zeal with which they began, while the rights of members were subordinated to the sometimes questionable antics of their leaders. Infighting for power became a national disgrace, exemplified by the Boyles and Hoffas. Because of internal turmoil, there was little effort on the part of SOine unions to put their houses in order. Seen from the viewpoint of either the current Washington scene or that of the unions themselves, labor is in for difficult days. If the lOOth anniversary of American unionism is to have lasting significance, it would be well for government to direct its current economic reforms to the benefit not merely of big business, but to the need of ensuring a more just social order for the working person. Along with this thrust there should be a corresponding effort by unions to return to those ideals and objectives that gave them their initial impetus to improve the lot of the worker. Attempts to accomplish these balanced objectives should indeed help solve the dilemma that plagues Amer.' ican unionism.
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Movie:s By Michael Gallagher
Charles Grodin, one of my favorite actors - he's the one who loses Miss Piggy to Kermit in "The Great Muppet Caper"said something in a recent New York Times interview that 1 could hardly agree with more. Grodin wants better movies, ones that say something about contemporary American life, as did the ones that he grew up with, movies like "The Grapes of Wrath," "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang," and "La Strada." "A lot of good writers don't have any place to go now," says Grodin. "There is no proper celebration of, or connection to, the American culture as it actually exists . . . They made 'The Grapes of Wrath' in 1940. Well, you could make an interesting movie about migrant workers in 1981. But nobody would consider this. Suggest it and they hide. "Art is supposed to enlighten people, but we're going to have a whole generation that didn't learn anything about life frim the movies.... Communication in the movies - and in other areas - is falling down. It's all about gossip and who broke up with whom. We're getting to be a kind of thin society that doesn't have a lot of love, a lot of caring. We're becoming undernourished spinitually;, intellectually, emotionally." 1 would like to make a distinction with regard to one of Grodin's points. The melancholy truth is that we already have a generation who didn't learn
anything about life from the movies. They're the ones making the movies he deplores. Speilberg, Lucas, Scorcese, Coppola, De Palma - they were shaped by the movies they saw. They're Grodin's generation, but "Gone with the Wind" and any old Hitchcock movie impressed them far more than "The Grapes of Wrath" and "La Strada." The ersat~ reality of romantic escapist Hollywood fare seems to have impressed them far more than the actual world. Let's consider Brian de Palma, who has just given us "Blow Out," the story of a sound technician who pulls a young woman out of the sunken car of a dead politician and finds himself dealing with a coldblooded killer. Sounds like reality? Not really. Some of the most damaging testimony against De Palma comes from :ltis supporters. Prominent among them is Pauline Kael. After telling us in the New Yorker that "Blow Out" is a movie made by "perfectionists" and that De Palma has been growing better and better with each movie he has made over the past 20 years, Miss Kael declares: "Thill is the first film he has made that really matters to him." And what really matters to De Palma? Politics, corruption in American society, paranoia? None of the above. Let's turn to another admirer, Vincent Canby of the New York T'imes, for the answer: "Yet more important than anything
else about 'Blowout' is its preoccupation with film itself as a medium in which ... style really is content. If that is the case, 'Blow Out' is exclusively concerned with the mechanics of movie making, with the use of photographic and sound equipequiment." But how about the story, you say, along with Grod,in and me? Don't be vulgar! Do you expect a really classy movie, made by perfectionists, to be about something? Listen to Canby: "But if you insist that the story be plausible, you'll miss the enjoyment of the film. There is something else that seems to interest De Palma as much as the mechanics of moviemaking. He likes to show us women getting assaulted, murdered and disfigured. But to takes such things too seriously would be, as Canby and Miss Kael insist, to miss De Palma's fun and exuberance. Like too many of his colleagues, De Palma has sealed himself in celluloid so thorough路 ly that the world around him need not eX!ist, except in so far as its more sensational headlines might give him a hint for a new flight of fantasy. And ready to cheer every effort are critics who unshamedly celebrate movies as "trash," as welcome escapes from dreary old reality. Cesar Chavez, Dan Berrigan, Dorothy Day, Bishop James Walsh of Maryknoll, the American martyrs of EI Salvador Hollywood isn't ready for you yet.
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hanks to those resourceful, dedicated people and their Hgood old American knowhow," we've made such progress. And because of them, we shall continue to grow and prosper. FATHER EDWARD HOFFMAN, chancellor of the Denver archdiocese, blesses a migrant workers' car at a teremony held as the workers left Colorado to follow the crops to another state. (NC Photo)
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Religion, labor share common concerns, he says WASHINGTON (NC) - The roots of religion and labor both run in the soil of Judeo-Christian teachings of justice, fairness and respect for human dignity, said Alan Kistler, co-chairman of the Religion and Labor Conference. Kistler, who is also director of the AFL-CIO department of organization and field services, said religion and labor "have codes of ethical behavior and concern for the poor and underprivileged, the disadvantaged and the distressed." Kistler, in nn interview for an AFL-eIO Labor News Conference radio program said the Religion and Labor Conference hopes to provide "a better understanding of the commonly shared goals of the religious communities in the United States and the labor movement." Kistler said he does not feel the emergence of such rightwing groups as the Moral Ma~ jority will cause labor organi~a足 tions to be reticent about working with religious groups, "because the MOll'al Majority, I feel would not - in our eyes - be looked upon as in the same degree of legitimacy as the church groups with which we have attempted to maintain continuing relationships. "I think that those who call themselves the Moral Majority really would cot be interested in an alliance with the labor movement, because they do not have that same commitment to the principles of justice - economic justice," Kistler continued. "They do not concern themselves with the application in daily life, in the workaday world, of
the principles to which they say they adhere." Catholics have traditionally been Hnked with the labor movement, but the Religion and Labor Conference plans to work with Jewish and Protestant groups as well. Kistler said labor organizations will be coming into contact with evangelical and fundamentalist groups in the South as the labor movement expands there. "We're moving into the South because working people are there, industries are moving there, employment is growing there," he said. However, the Religion and Labor Conference will not be a vehicle for organizing he added. . The conference will help religious and labor groups form local coalitions to deal with issues affecting their communities: for example, how to deal with problems created by diminishing food stamp programs or unemployment compensation cuts. "It might be a housing problem; it might bea problem of employment, a plant closing, a problem of social justice . . . In every community the representatives and the participants in church organizations and unions can come together to deal with community problems," he said.
When asked about religious organizations whtch have resisted union efforts within their own hospitals and schools, Kistler said, "It creates problems. But all they have to do is equate the~ bus~ess prac~ices wl!h their spiritual values and they'll no longer have any problem, nor will we."
A job well done--by
Today ~~mericans enioy, high standards of living, thanks 'to the great productivity of our working men and women. This Labor Day, we can look back wiith pride on the accomplishments of the past--and look forward with renewed vigor to'the goals that lie ahead.
Fall River Building &Construction Trades Council Of The Greater Fall River Area -A.F.L -C.I.O. President - Elwood W. Robertshaw Vice President - Edward R. Ellis
Secretary -Treasurer - Joseph E. Costa Plumbers &: Steamfitters - Local 77 Annalld Demarche, Bus. Mgr.
Hoisting &: Portable EngIneen - Local 4 Aldde Morrell, Bus. Representative
Sheet Metal Workers - Local No. 501 Manuel SUvla, Bus. Mgr.
Construction -- General Laborers - Local 810 RiebsiI'd Medeiros, Bus. Mgr.
Iron Workers LV. 37 Russell T. scanIon, Bus. Representative
PaInten •• AllIed Trades Glaziers - Local 1333 Edward Casey, BuS. Representative
Curpenten Local 1305 Ernest A. Pineault, Bus. Mgr.
Roofers Local 219 Walter Conela. Bus. Mgr.
E1ectric:al Worken - Local 437 Elwood 'W. Robertshaw, Bus. Mgr.
Painters-DIstrIct councU No. 35 John F. Simmons, Bus. Representative
Asbestos Workers - Local 31 Robert E. Nascimento, Bus. Mgr.
BoUI!r Makers - Lodge 29 Edwanll H. F. Hancock, Bus. Mgr.
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International Brotherhood 01 Teamsters Warehousemen. Helpers of America - Local 528 Harold K. Huff, Sec.· Treas.
George Medeiros, Bus. Mgr.
Millwrights. Maehlnery Erectors - Local 1121 Edward Casey, Bus. Representative
Unite work with the apostolate, s,ays pope 'Following are excerpts from a speech delivered by Pope Jolm Paul D to workers in MaiM, West Germany: The problem of man's labor is at the center of that pact which the Creator concluded with man, created to his own image and likeness, and which he confirmed and renewed in Jesus Christ, who himself in Nazareth lived many years in a workshop. Hence it is no mystery that the social question, tied to the reality of human labor, has a central place in the church's teaching. This question remains inseparable from the preaching of the Gospel, especially in the modern world. ... In the reading from the second letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians the theme of human labor is quite openly and very directly treated on the basis of the personal experience of the apostle himself: "We were not idle while we were with you, we did not eat anyone's bread without paying, but with toil and labor we worked night and day that we might not burden any of you. It was not because we have not that right, but to love you in our conduct an example to imitate" (I Thess. 3, 7-9). Paul of Tarsus united his mission and his apostolic service with work, with the work of an artisan. As Christ joined together the work of his redemption with work in the shop at Nazareth, so Paul likewise associated his apostolate with the labor of his
hands. May this be an invitation for many among you, no, for alI, a call to the whole Christian world of labor: LoOk upon the problem of labor in the dimensions of the work of redemption and unite work with the apostolate. The church in our times needs
love of God should shine over the work of men. It must not be overcome by the shadows of injustice, of exploitation, of hate and of humiliation of man. In the second letter to the Thessalonians we read: "Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ
These significant words, read in connection with the present state of the social question, lead us to recall the fundamental principles of Catholic social teaching. These have been enunciated, since the time of the en路 cyclical "Rerum Novarum" of 'my venerated predecessor Leo
The pope greets German crowds. this apostolate of labor in a special way - the apostolate of workers and the apostolate among workers - in order to illuminate with the light of the Gospel this large sector of life. TJ:!e light of truth and of the
to do their work in quietness and to earn their own living" (2 Thess. 3, 12). And previously the apostle expressed the same idea in a very striking way, "If anyone will not work, let him not eat" (Ibid., 10).
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XIII in the year 1891, in countless expressions of the teaching office, especially in the Second Vatican Council, in deeply felt pastoral concern. They were expounded by many Catholic scholars and communi-
cated by zealous chaplains and laymen conscious of their responsibilities to the working Christian. . . . Man must ever stand at the center of all reflection on the world of labor and of economics. In all regard for objectivity, respect for the inalienable dignity of men must be decisive; and not only the dignity of individual workers but also of their families and not only of men of today but also of the coming generations. I think, for example, .of those whose employment is threatened or who have already lost their job. Structural reorganization may be shown to be necessary, after due inquiry, and the more honestly this is done, the better. But workers who have given their best for many years should not be the only ones to hear the burden of the consequences. Be united together and help them to find once again meaningful jobs. And you have already given inspiring example. The worldwide dimension of the social question is a challenge to our human and Christian conscience. It will characterize the last quarter of this century more and more. The search for solutions on the part of men of good will and the apostolate of all Christians must increase ever more in this world dimension in the name of the Gospel and together in the name of human sondarity.
There should be work for all "Adequate employment is considered a basic human right. Thus Quadragesimo Anno, the major labor encyclical issued by Pope Pius XI, declared. The opportunity to work must be provided for those who are able and willing to work. "More recently, Pope John Paul II reiterated the importance of employment: "A fundamental concern of mine and all - rulers, labor leaders and businessmen - must be this: to give work to everyone. Providing employment must not be taken lightly or considered a secondary aspect of the economic order and of development. It should be a c;entral element in the aims of economic theory and practice. 路~It has been the constant teaching of the church that workers have a right to unite in free associations for the purpose of defending their interest and contributing as responsible partners to the common good. Such associations should be protected by appropriate laws which, rather than restrict their activities, should guarant~e the free pursuit of the social welfare of all their members ~nd of the workers in generaL' '.' -From the Labor Day message of the U.S. Catholic Conference
Subsidiarity While the Church's tE~aching takes a strong position I~n the need for government intervention to protect basic rights, it also provides a useful guiding principle that warns agai:nst unnecessary centralization of power. Caned "subsidiarity," this principle is described as follows:
social justice, but it should always respect the capacity and dynamism of smaner intermediate groups that form the roots of
society. As expl~ined by Pope Leo XIII, ". . ~. the state must never absorb the individual or the family, both should be al-
lowed free and untrammeled activity so far as it is consistent with the common good and the interests of others."
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f7fll:'liJ.1:IulJICj e've seen how our forefathers took an untamed wilderness and turned it into a thriving land. We've seen how labor has played a vital part in the growth and development of every field. And we've seen that the only way to achieve greatness is through hard work.
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Long career is praised Last year, when he retired from a 36路year career in the social action field, Msgr. George G. Higgins was feted at a dinner held for him by the AFL-CIO. The former U.S. Catholic Conference official who has continued to write a labor rights column carl"ied in scores of Catholic newspapers, was praised by AFL-CIO officials and Cesar Chavez, president of the United Farm Workers. Msgr. Higgins reaffirmed his dedication to the labor movement, stressing the need for the right of workers to organize not only for their own benefit, but for the good of all society. He amented what he saw as signs of a growing new wave of antiunionism and the frequently expressed conviction of many social commentators - including he said, some in liberal intellectual circles - that the labor movement is on the decline. "We - all of us, not just the working people of the country - need a strong and militant labor movement today more than ever before," he said. "The current crisis is much more than a temporary battle with inflation. It is rather a crisis that has its roots in' the fundamental premises or assumptions that have governed our economic policy for at least the past 30 years. "The post-World War II approaches to economic growth, consumption, energy use and economic planning will not work in a global economy that is characterized by limited resources and is increasingly dominated by transnational corporate enterprises," Msgr. Higgins said. "As economic pressures mount and political disillusionment ripples through our society, the tendency to turn inward and to ignore the plight of the poor and the disadvantaged becomes intense." The answer to that tendency, Msgr. Higgins said, "depends on our willingness to place the values of human dignity and equality at the heart of ,the debate over the nation's future:' The audience respolJded warmly to Msgr. Higgins' pledge to remain active in social action fields, including organized labor, despite his formal retirement.
slave-driving .communists. Workers want to be treated fairly and decently. When they are abused they fight back. For the Polish leader Lech Walesa that fight has had its price. For fully 10 years his activities generated suspicion. He lived with the constant threat of being imprisoned or killed. Once By Father Jolm Catoir he participated ina strike that The ll\bor movement in the left 55 people dead. United States began as a s:trugA skilled electrical worker, he gle for human rights 8Jlid it was designated the outstanding changed the course of American electrician in his plant one year; history. Capitalism beCamE! hu- nevertheless he was fired three manized. Management, at the times for union activities. He tum of the century, routinely bravely persisted in those actiabused the labor force, denland- vities even though, as the father ing long hours of strenuous work six children, he needed the work. for low pay and providing: terSuch was his reputation that rible working condition~. It was when the much publicized virtually slave labor. When the strikes took place in the summer workers organized, their unions of 1980, he was arrested as a were strenuously opposed. precautionary measure. This so In economic terms the !itrug- angered the workers that the pogle was always about money. . lice were forced to free him, Better treatment of the wOlrkers whereupon he joined the strikers cut into profits. In moral terms and helped them achieve their the issue was whether or not the goals and freedoms they never Golden Rule has a place in busi- expected to gain. ness. The unions made sure of it. Human rights are purchased Obviously great progres:; has with the coin of suffering. Faith been made over the years:, but inaction is love; love in action there are still some POCkE:ts of is service. abuse as in the treatment of the When Lech Walesa told his migrant farm workers and cl!rtain fellow workers, "I am not your mine workers. master. I am your servant," it We see an interesting pflraIlel reminded me of the words of to the American labor mOVf!ment Jesus, "I am among you as one taking place in Poland today. who serves." Solidarity will change the c:ourse For a free copy of Christopher of Polish history and havell profound effect on world histclry as News Notes, send a stamped, wen.. As far as workers arE! con- self-addressed envelope to The cerned it doesn't matter whether Christopbers, 12 East 48th St., the bosses are greedy tycoons or New York, N.Y. 10017.
o Joseph, model for all who labor, pray to God with us. It is an honor to use the gifts and develop the talents he has given us. May his grace strength- . en us to work with order and patience, thankfulness and ioy. We pray that we may strive dutifully and conscientiously to fulfill our tasks, that all our accomplishments may benefit others and serve their needs. Then may the Lord crown our eHorts at the hour of death, that we may ioin in praising him for ever. Amen. -Pope St. Pius X
ASALUTE TO AMERICAN'S GREATEST SOURCE OF ENERGY--HER WORKERS! Energy crises me f come and go but there's one trel nendoussource of power that Americans can always count on...the know-how and determination of the worki~g man and woman. All the great achievements of this country have come about through their combined efforts. We salute those accomplishments proudly this Labor Day!
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The American labor movement has little to cheer about this Labor Day. Even of the political and economic climate unexpectedly improves and the administration's handling of the air controllers' strike paradoxically redounds to labor's advantage, the movement would still have serious problems, at least in the short run. Like all our major institutions, the labor movement is beset by a crisis of identity and credibility which only the painful process of self-criticism and internal renewal can resolve. I'm confident labor can undertake this process on its own. However, some academic critics believe internal renewal is impossible and eventually labor will have to come to them for a solution. They apparently would have unions forsake democratic procedures and consult outsiders rather than their own members. An extreme example of this elitist approach was a recnt article by Douglas McCabe, assistant professor of industrial and labor relations at Georgetown University's School of Business Administration. McCabe argued that "it is useless for the rank and file to .hope that its present leadership will become statesmen of unionism." He urged the labor movement to begin all over again, and he recommended two immediate steps. The first is "the drafting of a declaration of American labor philosophy, just as the Declaration of Independence codified the American political philosophy."
The second step is "to draft proper union constitutions adequate for implementing the principles in the declaration of American labor philosophy, just as the Constitution implements the political philosophy of the Declaration of Independence." Who will draft these documents? The dues-paying membership, acting democratically through their duly elected leaders? No way. "Unlike colonial America," McCabe said, "unionism today has no founding fathers in its ranks - willing and able to do the job; the rank and file can't do it in a bootstrap operation." The job requires creation of "an institute of labor philosophy staffed by three types of individuals: union officials, appointees of the U.S. Secretary of Labor and academic experts." Academia has produced dozens of similar articles in the past 40 years. Typically they are condescending, but Professor McCabe's piece takes the prize. The article's contempt for labor leaders and the intelligence of the rank and file are apparent, while its lack of confidence in the democratic process almost defies belief. McCabe's confidence in the superior wisdom of "academic experts" as opposed to "powerhungry" union leaders is too self-serving to be taken seriously. There must be men and women in academia who know better than to believe that academicians are as smart and labor leaders as stupid as he has made them out to be. I don't wnt to start a fight
with McCabe. My purpose in citing his article is merely to suggest that this kind of criticism is counterproductive. Both the rank and file and their leaders will scornfully reject criticism of this sort. They know perfectly well that the labor movement has problems and that they need the help of objective outside experts. But academicians who want to help the labor movement must, above all, understand that representative democracy is the very essence of a free labor movement. Despite its limitations, the American labor movement stiU fits this category. Its democratic procedures are admittedly imperfect and even sometimes violated, but it is still the most democratic of all our major institutions, including our educational institutions. This is something for academicians to think about on .labor's national holiday.
Human dignity "Human dignity is not an abstract or ethereal reality. It is realized in the concrete conditions of personal, social, economic and political life - conditions which are defined by human rights. Throughout Catholic social teaching, these rights are presented as a kind of base line - a set of minimum conditions of material well-being which must be met if human dignity is to be protec:ed." - From the Labor Day message of the U.S. Catholic Conference
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Labor Day WASHINGTON (NC)-Carrying on a tradition begun by labor advocate Msgr. George G. Higgins, the U.s. Catholic Conference Office of Domestic Social Development has issued u Labor Day statement. It said efforts to solve the present economic crisis could provide the opportunity to build a more just society. Msgr. Higgins, who retired from the usce in September 1980 after 36 years, had issued an annual Labor Day statement for more than 30 years. The Office of Domestic Social Development will continue the tradition. There is a sense of crisis in the nation, along with willingness to try new approaches and to seek new solutions, the 1981 Labor Day statement said, touching on a broad range of labor-related issues. "We must decide, in effect, the very identity of our society." Noting that this year is the 100th anniversary of the American labor movement and a major anniversary of three papal encyclicals on social and economic issues, the statement declared that the foundation of all Catholic social teaching is the dignity of the human person and the common good. It cited as evidence the three encyclicals: "Rerum Novarum" (1891), "Quadragesimo Anno" (1931) and "Mater et Magistra" (1961). Current budget and tax cuts constitute one of the largest redistributions of wealth and income in America's history, from low and moderate income families to the wealthy, according to the social development office statement. "These Congressional actions on budget cuts and tax cuts are important in themselves, but in a larger sense, they are extremely significant because of what they symbolize - a dramatic shift in our commitment as a nation to use government policies as tools for building a more equitable and just society, a substantial retreat from路 our common goal of providing a minimally adequate standard of living for all our citizens," it added. "Do we want a government that is a protector and promoter of human dignity and human rights, a government that guarantees that people in the richest nation on earth do not go without adequate income, employment, food, housing, medical care and other basic necessities of life, a government that helps to achieve greater equality?" said the statement. "Or do we want a government that is a protector of the wealthy and a producer of greater inequality - a government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich?" the statement asked. Specifically, "it is appropriate in the context of this Labor Day statement to call attention to a theme that is found throughout the encyclical documents of the past 90 years - the dignity of work and the rights of workers," it added. Adequate employment is considered to be a basic human riglllt, the statement said, citing Pope John Paul II's comment, that "providing employment must not be taken lightly or considered a secondary aspect of the economic order and of development. It should be a central element in the aims of economic theory and practice." Is it not possible, the statement queried in conclusion "to build! on positive values, to use the symbols and themes of our religious tradition as cornerstones for the construction of a better future? Is it not possible to construct a social and economic system which is so rooted in respect for human dignity that all human rights are guaranteed, a society that is so committed to full human development that none of its memb~rs go without basic necessities? "Ar'e we not capable of developing an economic policy in which the dignity of work is so important that full employment is the first and most important goal, a policy in which jobs are guaranteed for all? Can we not build a public consensus that the common good takes precedence over private gain, that the poor should be fed, clothed and housed before the rich are permitted to accumulate luxuries? "And finally, is it not possible to achieve these social goals by building on the positive symbols and institutions that are the heart of our nation's everyday life - the family, the neighborhood, the parish, the workplace?
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Alcohol worst foe ,LOS ANGEL'ES (NC) -- Two Los Angeles County probation officers called on area Hispanic church leaders for greater charity and action on behalf of people victimized by alcohol. "Our churches have failed our youths for many reasons," one officer, Raymond ChaviJ'a, told 30 leaders at a meeting of the archdiocese's Hispanic Aposto~ late. "But these are your sons. They require a special :kind of charity from you." "In the age group IS to 24 most of the accidents, murders and suicides are alcohol related," Chavira said. The majority of beds in Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center are occupied by patients suffering in some way, directly or indirectly, from condition and problems that stem from alcohol, he added. "The leading cause Clf death among jJdult Mexican Americans at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center is cirrhosis of the liver," he reported.
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seph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, N.Y., objects to Ann and Abby's presentation of sexual issues as if they were not connected to morality. He says, "They sound straight, but they are mainline humanists, who promote contraception. abortion and polite euthanasilll under the umbrella of 'free choice.'" Father Smith also notes that he "can't square their acceptance and promotion of divorce with Catholic moral teaching. Their best way to solve a problem in ma:rriage is to step apart. There are glaring differences between what they say and what the church says." Daniel Callahan, director of The Hastings Center, at Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., which examines ethical issues in biology and the professions, agrees with Father Smith in his assessment of the columnists' advice on divorce, but disagrees with his overall opinion of their advice. "They're quite committed to a traditional set of values regarding families," Callahan says. However, he notes that they temper their values with a good dose of pragmatism, especially in the area of sexuality. He gives Abby and Ann a score of 95 percent in reflecting Catholic values, excluding, he notes, the issues of
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"Dear Abby . . . " or "Dear Ann . . . " - millions of Americans look daily to the Friedman twins - Abigail Van Buren and Ann Landers for advice on how to live. Our Sunday Visitor and Sister Mary Ann Walsh, staff writer for "The Evangelist," official newspaper for the diocese of Albany, N.Y., recently explored what some Catholic moral theologians felt about the twins' advice and how in line it is with traditional Catholic teaching. In general, the moralists agreed that Abby and Ann reflect American society accurately: concerned with sex and money, pragmatic and superficial. They differed in regard to the merits of their teachings. William May, Ph.D., associate professor' of moral theology at the Catholic Ur.,iversity of America, summed up their teachings as, "sound, prudent wisdom, but not specifically Christian." He indicated that their philosophy is "look out for self so you don't get hurt." He acknowledges that both also say, "don't hurt others," but says that message is secondary to their concern that readers find personal fulfillment. One of their strongest critics, Father William Smith of St. Jo-
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contraception, abortion and divorce. Father Edward Mahoney, director of continuing education for priests of the Burlington Diocese, generally in agreement with the twins, notes that their approach to moral decisionmaking isn't accepted by the church. "Their approach is situationaUst, not Catholic," he says. "Catholic teaching is based on certain principles and rules for behavior. Abby Van Buren and Ann Landers modify this approach. "They are sensitive to people's plights," Father Mahoney said, "although I'm not sure that they give an in-depth look into the complexity of life's issues and questions. Generally, however, I would agree with the direction in which they go." Father Richard McCormick, S.J., the Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, denies that moral issues enter much into the columns but thinks that when they are handled, the advice given is in line with Church teachings. "They offer hard-headed, goodsense advice," Father McCormick said. "I might disagree with them here and there, but often they are within Catholic teachings. In other than their advice on sexuality," he notes, "most of the time they're on the right track."
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Iteering pOintl ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL, FALL RIVER Sisters interested in teaching in 6th or 7th grade CCD classes are asked to contact Father Jon Paul Gallant, 673-2833. Registration for all CCD classes will take place Sunday, Sept. 6 and 13, at the rectory. ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER Volunteer collectors are needed for weekend Masse!;. Those interested are asked to contact one of the parish priests. Dr. Neil Gallagher, author of "How to Stop the Porno Plague," will speak at the school auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. Representatives of area religious, youth, civic, soc:ial, fraternal, veterans' and military organizations are invited to attend. ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER Regular ceo classes will begin Monday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m. and confirmation candidates will meet at 6 p.m. the same day. Holy Rosary sodalists will meet at 1:15 p.m. Sunda.y in the Czestchowa chapel. BLESSED SACRAMENT, FALL RIVER A special Mass will be offered for CCD children, parE:nts and teachers at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. Confirmation classes will resume at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 and all other classes Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. The high school youth program will resume at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. Freshmen are especially invited. The Women's Guild will hold its first meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church hall. Rosary-makers will recommence the last Wednesday of September. The Bread of Life charismatic prayer group meets at 7:30 p.m. each Friday. SECULAR FRANCISCA::\lS, FALL RIVER Members will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at St. Louis Church, 420 Bradfl:>rd Ave., Fall River. OUR LADY OF ANGELoS, FALL RIVER The winter Mass schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 13. Hours are noted in the parish bulletin. Registration for CCD classes will take place Saturday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept.. 19, for the first four grades and Sunday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 20, for grades 5 through 12. ceo teachers are needed. ST. MICHAEL, SWANSEA Adult Mass servers needed for funeral Masses. Those interested may contact Father Normand Boulet, 676-3196. Youth group officers llre David Dumaine, president; Paul Barrette, serretary-treasurE'r. ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA CCD volunteers will be commissioned Sunday, Sept. 20.
SECULAR FRANCISCANS, . NEW BEDFORD The Ladies' Guild will open its season at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the lower church hall. The Historic Preservation Society will present a film, "Not Just Anywhere." Guests are invited. New guild officers are Lucille Kolbeck, president; Mary Mitchell, vice-president; Linda Guilbeault and Christine Hayes, secretary; Theresa Lamoureux, treasurer. Members will attend a day of recollection from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at St. Rose of Lima Church, Warwick, R.I. Those interested should contact Timothy Mitchell, 993-3742, by Friday, Sept. 18. SEPARATED, DIVORCED, FALL RIVER AREA The area support group for separated, divorced and remarried Catholics will discuss nonverbal communication at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Our Lady of Fatima hall, 530 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea. All are welcome. DEAF APOSTOLATE, FALL RIVER DIOCESE International Catholic Deaf Apostolate Chapter 91 will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 at St. James Church, New Bedford. Youth members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, fora pizza party and games. Sneakers should be worn. ST. JULIE BILLlART, NORm DARTMOUTH CCD teachers will be commissioned at 5 p.m. Mass Saturday, Sept. 19. A workshop for new teachers is planned for 7:30 p.m. T!1esday, Sept. 15, and a meeting for all teachers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the diocesan Family Life Center adjacent to the church. ST. mOMAS MORE, SOMERSET Beginning Monday, Sept. 22 a 7 a.m. Mass will be celebrated daily in addition to the regular 9 a.m. liturgy. Father Adrian Scorzato of the PIME Fathers will speak at all Masses this weekend. CCD instructors are needed for grades 5, 6 and 7. ST. RITA, MARION Hospitals will be visited today and communion calls for parishioners will be made tomorrow. The Light of Christ prayer group Mass will also take place tomorrow, at 8 p.m. CCD teachers are needed for the elementary and junior high school grades. LEGION OF MARY, FALL RIVER DIOCESE In connection with worldwide observance of the 60th anniversary of the Legion of Mary, a booklet, "The Secret of Mary." is available from Miss Alice Beaulieu, 882 Belleville Ave., New Bedford 02745, tel. 9952354.
effects merit more than passing interest. A2, G Sunday, Sept. 6, 9-11 p.m. (ABC) - "The Domino Principle" (1977) - Gene Hackman plays a convict recruited by a powerful and mysterious group of men to assassinate a prominent politician. The film seeks to express the modern paranoia but falls off into pointless and simple-minded violence and melodrama. A3, R Friday, Sept. 11, 9-11 p.m. (NBC) - "Tentacles" (1977) More tedious than threatening, this inept "Jaws" imitation uses a giant octopus instead of a shark to menace a beach com· munity. Profanity, gory visuals and children victims rule it out for kids. A3, PG Religious Broadcasting Sunday, Sept. 6, WLNE, Channel 6, 10:30 a.m., Diocesan Television Mass. "Confluence," 8 a.m. each Sunday, repeated at 6:30 a.m. each Tuesday on Channel 6, is a panel program moderated by Truman Taylor and having as permanent participants Father THEY NEVER told me school would be like this, 5- Peter N. Graziano, diocesan diyear-old David Andrews of Memphis, Tenn., seems to be rector of social services; Rev. Dr. thinking a.s he gets vaccinated prior to entering first grade. Paul Gillespie, of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches; (Ne/UPI Photo) and Rabbi Korff. Sunday's topic: Labor Unions. Sunday, Sept. 6, (ABC) "Directions" offers a reprise of "California, Here I Come," a look at unemployment's effect on the affluent middle class. The program chronicles Mexican-Americans in the Salinas Symbols following film reviews indicate genuine zeal and human frailty, Valley. Check local listings for both general and Catholic Film Office has made them susceptible to time. corruption. ratings, which do not always coincide. General ratings: C-suitable for gen· On Radio They must produce busts, Sunday, Sept. 6, eral viewing; PC-parental guidance sug· which depend upon tips, which (NBC) gested; R-restricted, unsuitable for depend upon informers. The in-, "Guideline" Father Joseph children or younger teens. formers are invariably junkies; Fenton interviews Dr. John PolCatholic ratings: Al-approved for thus the sm finds it practical to lock on his study of 1980s American values. Check local listchildren and adults; A2-approved for supply them with drugs. In doing ings for time. adults and- adolescents; A3-approved for this, they not only relieve drug adults only; ~bjectionable in part for dealers of their drugs but of .... eec:; ....... eenee.... err everyone; A4-separate classification their money, sharing it among (given to films not morally offensive themselves. Montie Plumbing which, however, require some analysis Although he is not suspected, & Heating Co. and explanation); C-condemned. Danny, an Italian Catholic, is Over 35 Yeers tormented by guilt over his part New Film of Satisfied Service "Prim:e of the City" (Warners) in all this and he cooperates Reg. Master Plumber 7023 ~ is a complex and passionate with investigating federal auJOSEPH RAPOSA, JR. movie to which you must bring thorities, stipulating that he will 432 JEFFERSON STREET not inform on his partners. your mind and heart. Fall River 675.7496 However, the impersonal sysIts hero is Danny Ciello (l'reat Williams), an exemplary tem allows for no such human young New York detective based concern and Danny is eventually on the real officer who inspired regarded as a betrayer by both OUR LADY'S a Robert Daley novel. Danny is himself and his fellows. an excellent film, This is a member of an elite Special InRELIGIOUS STORE vestigating Unit concerned with showing us the human face of 936 So. Main St., Fall River all involved in its story. Howdrug traffic. ever, if there is any untainted WEDDING GIFTS He and his fellow officers have broad powers and this, to- police officer, you would never BIBLES AND CRUCIFIXES gether with their combination of guess it here. Apart from this, 11:00 To 5:30 Sunday Thru Saturday "Prince of the City" stands above the crowd - a film with someTel. 673-4262 thing of the inexorable force of ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL, Greek tragedy: FALL RIVER Though its violence is restrainNatural Family Planning classes are being organzied for the ed, its somber and difficult fall. Information is available theme make it a mature offering, rated A3, R. from the hospital, 674-5741. Films on TV Forthcoming physicians' eduSunday, Sept. 6, 7-9 p.m. cation conferences will present Dr. John Silverio on Wednesday, (ABC) - "Sinbad and the Eye Sept. 9, discussing effects of of the Tiger" (1977) - This early nutrition; and Dr. Lorne slow-paced bit of leaden whimsy Direnfeld on Wednesday, Sept. follows Sinbad's voyage to the 23, discussing management of polar regions to free a prince Parkinson's disease. Both pro- from a witch's spell. Acting is grams will begin at 8:30 a.m. undistinguished, direction haphazard and only a few special in Clemence Hall.
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Poles to get food LOS ANGELES (NC) - The Reagan administration will sell 9,000 metric tons of dairy products to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for shipment to Poland. eRS is purchasing the food with the proceeds o( special collections held in U.S. churches, including several in the Fall River diocese, for Polish relief. Larry Speakes, White House deputy press secretary, said 3,000 tons each of non-fat dry milk, processed cheese and butter wQuld be sold to CRS "at the best price possible." CRS hopes to send the initial shipment of U.S. food by the
Continued from Page One gregation of Jesus and Mary was founded in 1818. It is now an international community with houses on five continents and apostolates including education, dispensaries, retreat houses and student residences. Mother St. Ignatius died in 1837. She was declared Venerable ;in February, 197&. Her beatification next month is the second step towards her canonization. The Jesus-Mary community came to Fall River in 1877 when three sisters from Canada opened Notre Dame School. Their work at various times included operation of an orphanage, a private girls' school, a home for working girls and a night school. Since the mid-1970s the former Jesus-Mary Academy has been a retirement center for the community but earlier this year Sister Eileen announced that due to escalating maintenance costs the building would be closed and other arrangements would be made for retired sisters.
end of August. Distribution in Poland will be handled by the Catholic bishops of the country. The sale of food to CRS was the latest U.S. move to help overcome the Polish food shortage. Earlier this year the United States lent Poland $70 million to purchase 60,000 tons of U.S. butter. and non-fat dry milk. And in July the Agriculture Department said another 60.5 million in low interest loans would be offered to Poland to finance an emergency purchase of U.S. corn.
Largest gathering Continued from page one of Catholics living outside Europe and North America. Cardinal Humberto Medeiros of Boston called for more doorto-door evangelization in program's like Boston's "Visitors for Christ."
hope it is the message that this call to evangelize is not given to a select few, not given to an elitist group of trained professionals, to those who have had many years of theological training and spiritual formation. . . "Rather, the call to evangelize is a call given to each baptized member of the Christian community and must be exercised in the everyday experience of daily living - in the home, the family, on the job, the neighbor. hood, the parish and in the community," he said.
"There's a big difference between evangelization and proseIytization," said Cardinal Mederos. "You don't push the message down people's throats by coercion or force; you live Christ and you bring his message as he did, gently, by invitation." During the closing liturgy concelebrated by 20 bishops and 200 priests, Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, N.Y., stressed that all Catholics are called to evangelize.
EVEN SISTERS are scrutinized 'before entering the papal courtyard at Castelgandolfo. Security measures have been tightened since the May attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II. (Nt/Wide World Photo)
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