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Expedite departure for Viets with exit visas, says prelate refugee camps in Thailand and WASHINGTON (CNS) Cardinal Bernard F. Law of Bos- Hong Kong. In the letter to Bush, Cardinal ton, in a statement sent to President Bush, has urged the United Law recommended: - Establishing an education States to speed up its Orderly Departure Program, allowing Viet- campaign to inform Vietnamese namese with immigration visas to refugees of the existence of the orderly departure program, the exit Vietnam more quickly. "All 20,000 holders of current U.S. political prisoner program immigration visas who are ready and its program for Amerasians. - Improving conditions in to move and to whom the government of Vietnam has granted exit refugee camps, including setting permits should be moved out of up a regional holding center to Vietnam as quickly as possible," provide counseling and education. -Improving the refugee screensaid Cardinal Law, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on ing and interviewing process, with Migration, in a letter sent recently applicants told their rights, standto Bush and other administration ards used in deciding claims for refugee status and how to fill out officials. "Such a move, even if it required forms. An appeal process for those a massive airlift or planned boat denied asylum would be created. - Expanding programs for Vietdepartures, would relieve pressure on the Southeast Asian region," . namese refugees who need resettlement. said Cardinal Law. - Backing the International The Orderly Departure Program was established in 1979 as an Catholic Migration Commission's alternative to clandestine escape. Emergency Resettlement slots. - Using "whatever leverage the In 1989 more than 39,000 Vietnamese citizens departed the country possibility of renewed diplomtic safely and legally through the pro- ties and normalization of trade gram. Of these, nearly 29,000 came relationships (with Vietnam) might provide toward evolution of freeto the United States. This summer, the cardinal visited dom in Vietnam."

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Vatican diplomat stresses need for anti-war accords VATICAN CITY (CNS) - The Persian Gulf crisis shows the need to strengthen respect for international accords against armed aggression, said a top Vatican diplomat. Countries must abstain from "recourse to threats or to the use of violence, either against territorial integrity or against the political independence of any state," said Msgr. Jean-Louis Tauran, Vatican undersecretary of state for relations with states. Msgr. Tauran spoke Aug. 28 in Geneva at a U.N.-sponsored nuclear disarmament conferenct;. His speech was published in the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano. "War is still a primitive means to resolve conflicts, and force will never create rights," he said. "Recourse to arms does not constitute a sure way of maintaining peace," he added. . "For the Catholic Church, in effect, a defensive war would be only the last resort, once all efforts have been exhausted to peacefully resolve the conflict with the help of allies and international in'stitutions," said Msgr. Tauran. "Today's dramatic and heavy events having the Persian Gulf as their theater recall to us the neces-

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sity, not only of respecting interFie national commitments we have made, but of reinforcing them," he said. The accelerated pace of chemical and nuclear disarmament agreements must be continued so that threats of massive destruction are further reduced, he said. DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania Humanity is in a dilemma dur(CNS) - Pope John Paul II, in ing the nuclear age because nuclear Africa for the seventh time, urged weapons can destroy the planet, the international community to yet the threat to use them has make a "supreme effort" in helpresulted in an uneasy peace through ing the millions of AIDS victims the policy of nuclear deterrence, and refugees on the continent. he added. On his way to Tanzania, his first Msgr. Tauran called deterrence stop in Africa, he also called on the a "solution of anguish," valid only international community to con"as a step on the way to disarmatinue efforts to avoid a war in the ment" and only when accompanPersian Gulf and asked Iraqi leadied by the "active search for other ers to join seriously in those efforts. me,ans to achieve peace." Speaking to reporters on his The Vatican favors international plane, he said that "everything cooperation "to eliminate the propossible must be done to avoid liferation of nuclear weapons and war as a solution in the Gulf." to avoid accidents" at nuclear "I think international organizapower plants, he said. tions are seeking to move ahead in Disarmament should be accomthis direction," he said. "It would panied by efforts to develop peacealso be reasonable for the Iraqis to ful uses of nuclear energy and to understand this approach and to rechannel resources to help the collaborate." Third World, he said. Msgr. Tauran asked for "con- i I The pope said the Gulf crisis version of the war ind ustry so that , . was political and ethical because it a good part of its resources are involved "guaranteeing the exisused to aid the most needy." : •tence of a small country confronted

Pope asks world to support peace efforts, AIDS victims by a large country." The rights of smaller nations "must be protected," he said. The pope expressed deep concern about the prospects of more open fighting in the Gulf region, where Iraq's August invasion and occupation of K.uwait was met with a U.S.-led military buildup. "Many things in history have been resolved through war. But on the other hand, war brings with it more violations of human rights and more evil than good," he said. In Tanzania Sept. 1-3, the pope praised the rapidly growing local church for its ministry to the sick and needy and for its overall spiritual vitality. He ordained 43' new priests and told bishops their pastoral future was "rich in promise." The pope also sought to solidify the generally good Catholic-Muslim relations in Tanzania, telling Islamic representatives that the two religions should be "partners" in building a better society.

The mixed Christian and Muslim population gave the pope a warm welcome. Tens of thousands of people stood for hours along papal motorcade routes and cheered when the pontiff rode by in an open Rolls-Royce. . A few hours after he arrived in the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam, the pope raised the issue of AIDS in stark terms when he spoke to diplomats. "The drama of AIDS threatens not just some nations or societies, but the whole of humanity. It knows no frontiers of geography, race, age or social condition," the pope said. His remarks had special relevance in Africa, home to about two-thirds of the world's AIDS victims. Tanzania has one of the worst rates of AIDS in Africa. The day before the pope arrived, the government announced that some 10,000 children had been left Turn to Page Nine


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St. Louis freeze ST. LOUIS (CNS) - Archbishop John L. May of St. Louis has announced an archdiocesan hiring freeze and a moratorium on new building and renovation projects to offset a budget deficit projected at $6.6 million for the fiscal year ending June 30; 1991. Archbishop May and archdiocesan budget committee members recently met with heads of archdiocesan offices and agencies to announce measures aimed at reaching" a balanced budget by the 1993 fiscal year. A cost reduction of $3.5 million is targeted for the current fiscal year. The deficit projection was based on budget requests.

Risk management seminar topic St. Anne's and Charlton Memorial hospitals, Fall River, will host a physicians' seminar on "Risk " Management in the Clinical Practice Setting," at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at· White's of Westport. Benjamin Moulton, MPH, JD, of the Harvard School of Public Health, and Max Borten, MD, JD, of the Department of Obstetrics/ Gynecology, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, will conduct the seminar. The program will update physicians on informed consent, patient confidentiality, documentation of patient treatment, the anti-trust law, peer review and credentialing, and general legal responsibilities.

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Chaplains alerted to possible service SILVER SPRING, Md. (CNS) - The Archdiocese for the Milita;y Services has contacted its 497 reserve chaplains to inform them what processes to follow should they be called to "temporary active duty" in the Persian Gulf. Dominican Father Michael McCormick, a spokesman for the military archdiocese, said "temporary active duty" was "probably going to be for the duration of this." In addition to the 497 reserve chaplains, Father McCormick said, there are 697 priests on active duty in all branches of the armed services. Reserves, if called to duty, must make ecclesial and military provisions for return to active service. The ecclesial part, Father McCormick said, "does not take very long." As of Aug. 29, 24 Catholic chaplains have accompanied their units to the Middle East. And while the military archdiQcese has not intensified efforts to recruit chaplains, the Gulf crisis shows in dramatic terms the need for more chaplains, said Father McCormick. " The individual service branches recruit chaplains from the active priesthood, while the military archdiocese cosponsors seminarians with dioceses. Under the cosponsorship program, a newly ordained priest serves for three years in the diocese for which he was ordained, then 20 years on active chaplain duty before returning to the diocese. The first priest under the plan, started in 1985, was ordained this summer. Have any active priests volunteered their services in the wake of the Gulf crisis? "N ot yet," replied Father McCormick.

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BROOKLYN BISHOP Thomas V. Daily leads pro-lifers on a rainswept street as he conducts his third march and vigil at abortion clinic sites. (eNS photo)

Brooklyn bishop leads 3rd pro-life vigil BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) and those procuring abortions: A group of about 35 whistleBishop Thomas V. Daily of Brooklyn recently led his third monthly blowing, slogan-chanting demonprayer vigil outside an abortion strators encountered the procesclinic and vowed to continue the "sion almost immediately after it effort as long as abortion "is the left the church, threatening to block law of the land." ~ the line of march. There was steady rain, fewer Many wore shirts identifying people participated in saying the themselves as members of the rosary, and" fewer pro~abortion Women's Health Action and Mobildemonstrators appeared than at ization. the previous two vigils. But the About 150 police officers moved intensity of feelings ran high on the demonstrators back onto the both sides. sidewalk. About 300 people prayed with Outside the clinic, Bishop Daily Bishop Daily at Mass Aug. II in and his followers prayed 15 decades St. Patrick's Church in Long Island of the rosary and sang hymns. City. After the liturgy, he led wor- Pro-abort ton demonstrators shipers from the church the three shouted slogans, sometimes using blocks to TLC Women's Services, a bullho"rn, from behind police lines. where abortions are performed. Police maintained clear passage Bishop Daily, who when he was appointed Brooklyn's bishop ear- into the clinic, but only one person lier this year promised monthly entered. She left about 30 minutes vigils, said the purpose of "public later. However, a clinic spokeswitness" was to pray for change of man said no appointments were heart among those working at the made to coincide with the preclinic, those performing abo.rtions viously announced vigil.

Cancer screenings, exercise program offered at St. Anne's Hospital St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, will join with 600 other hospitals across the nation in offering free prostate screenings for men during Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, Sept. 16 through 23. Screenings will be held at the Harold K. Hudner Oncology Center at the hospital on Sept. 18 and 20. Appointments may be made by calling 675-5688. /

According to figures from the Prostate Cancer Education Council, about one in II men will develop the disease. The most common cancer among American men, it strikes nearly 106,000 a year, killing over 30,000. While prostate cancer primarily affects men over 70,20 percent of those affected are under 65. Prostate cancer develops and spreads with no symptoms, thus the Education Council recommends that for early detection all men over 40 have a rectal exam annually.

St. Anne's will also offer a Walk Your Weight Down nutrition and exercise program beginning Sept. 18. Classes will be held on 10 consecutive Tuesdays. The program is presented by registered dietitian JoAnn Faris, who will offer individualized walking plans, computerized analyses of participants' diets, behavior modification training for weight reduction and a followup class after three months. Discussion topics will include dining out, diet trends and fad diets, coping with hunger, and recipes. To register, contact the hospital at 674-5741 ext. 2635. 11111111111111I1111111111111111111111111111111111111111II1I11111111I1111 THE ANCHOR (USPS-545-020). Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River. Mass. Published weekly except the week of July 4 and the week after Christmas at 887 Highland Avenue. Fall River. Mass. 02720 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription price by mail. postpaid $11.00 per year. Postmasters send address changes to The Anchor. P.O. Box 7. Fall River. MA 02722.

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (CNS) - Pope John Paul II" is nearing completion on a document that will take up general moral issues without entering into specific questions like birth control, Vatican sources said. Reports that the pope may be preparing to declare the "church's ban on artificial birth control infallible were dismissed by one informed Vatican official. The new document, expected to be issued as a papal encyclical or an apostolic letter, will be a philosophical treatise on the foundations of moral theology, the official said Sept. I as the pope began a pastoral visit to Africa. The pope is expected to explore the role of the individual conscience iIi the formation of moral awareness, as well as the roots of theological thinking. . "This is the pope's field. He used to teach ethics and morality," the official noted. The document might be ready by the end of the year. The New York Times reported Aug. 29 that some theologians think the document will declare the church's teaching on contraception to be infallible. The paper said the document already is gen-

erating "rumors and anxiety" among theologians about its content. The Vatican official predicted that some theologians may feel inspired by the pope's new statement, while others may feel constrained. He said, however, that the pope's document would be less "disciplinary" in content than an instruction issued earlier this year by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. That instruction strongly criticized public or organized dissent by theologians who do not agree with church teachings. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, head of the doctrinal congregation, was asked in July if the Vatican was preparing to declare the birth control ban infallible. He replied that he was unaware of any such step. Some theologians have argued for years that "Humanae Vitae" ("Of Human Life"), the 1967 encyclical that condemned contraceptive birth control as well as abortion, should be raised to the level of dogma to preclude any doubt about its authority. The teaching on birth control has been one of the most controversial in modern church history.

Obituaries Father Callens

John A. Marshall, at the diocesan cathedral. Born Oct. 7, 1896, in Proctor, Vt., Bishop Joyce was ordained a priest in 1923. As a priest, he served in parish ministry, was principal ofa Catholic high school and was a U.S. Army chaplain from 1943 to 1946, serving in the United States and Europe. As bishop, he tried to celebrate Mass at least once each year at each of Vermont's prisons.

The Mass of Christian .Burial was offered Aug. 31 at St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven, for Father Edward Callens, SS.CC., who died Aug. 28. A native of Dendermonde, Belgium, he was the son of the late Camille and Virginia (Neeffes) Callens. He was ordained to the priesthood July 26, 1936. A graduate of Catholic University, Washingtori, D.C., he was for many years a professor of patrisSIL VER SPRING, Md. (CNS) tics at Sacred Hearts Seminary in Washington, Queen of Peace Semin- _ Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence J. ary, Jaffrey, N.H., and St. Ber- Kenney of the Archdiocese for the nard's Seminary, Rochester, N.Y. Military Services, headquartered He served as a chaplan in the in Silver Spring, died Aug. 30 on European and Asian theatres dur- his 60th birthday at the cardinal's ing World War II and was a theo- residence in New York after a prological consultant at the Second longed pulmonary illness. Vatican Council. He was especially A funeral Mass was celebrated gratified that the Council Fathers Sept. 4 by Archbishop Joseph T. made extensive' use of patristic Ryan of the military archdiocese material in preparing Lumen Gen- "'in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New tium, the Dogmatic Constitution York with Cardinal John J. O'Conon the Church. nor presiding. In his later years, Father Callens As secretary to the late Cardinal pursued an interest in archeology, Terence J. Cooke of New York, participating in digs in North who was ml'll'tary vicar, thenAfrica, especially in Carthage, Father Kenney often accompanwhere he studied artifacts of the ied the cardinal on trips abroad to visit the military. " early Church. He was appointed auxiliary As a pastor, he ministered in bishop to the military vicar on Rochester, N. Y., founding a Daily" March 29, 1983. Mass League to encourage busiBorn in New Rochelle, Bishop ness persons to center their day on Kenney attended Cathedral Colthe eucharistic liturgy. lege in New York and St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, N.Y. He was ordained to the priesthood June 2, 1956. BURLINGTON, Vt. (CNS) The Meaning Retired Bishop Robert F. Joyce, "The Easter message means that 93, of Burlington died Sept. 2. He was bishop of the statewide God can turn prostitutes like MagVermont diocese from 1957 until dalen into disciples, broken reeds his retirement in 1972 and was like Simon Peter into rocks, and Burlington's auxiliary bishop from political-minded Simon Zealots into martyrs for the faith. God is 1954 to 1957. A funeral Mass was celebrated the God of the Second Chance." yesterday by his successor, Bishop - Abp. Fulton Sheen

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ing final court proceedings, Jaegerstaetter "repeated his' refusal' .' and explained that he had arrived at his conviction that as a believing Catholic he was not permitted to perform any military service, that it was impossible for him to be a Nazi and a Catholic at one and the same time." He also asserted that since his initial military training, "God has shown him it is not sinful to refuse armed service, that there are things in which one must obey God rather than man," the Nazi document said. Whether Jaegerstaetter would have been a pacifist is unclear. The court record noted that he had once been arrested and held for three days for fighting. In Austria, he might have tried to join the anti-Nazi armed Resistance, but "he didn't know there was a Resistance," Zahn said. "He didn't really know there was anybody doing that." Instead, Jaegerstaetter suffered death as a traitor in the heart of Nazi Germany. Now, his life is drawing new attention, Zahn said. Many of those who hear the story claim "that learning of Jaegerstaetter's sacrifice has changed their lives significantly." They "have been 'brought back' to fuller participation in the church," he said. "Many U.S. Catholics have been interested in the story,"

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Pope John Paul II's visit to the Soviet ROME (CNS) - Father Josef Union will take place after 1991, Zverina, 77, a Czechoslovak theosaid Joaquin Navarro-Valls.Vatilogian who organized clandestine can press spokesman. theology classes for priests and Navarro-Valls issued a statement laity under communist rule, has denying Italian press reports that drowned in Italy. He was visiting the pope's trip would take place Italy to confer with Vatican offinext summer and that the pope cials and to address an internahad communicated this to a group tional Catholic meeting. Police said of Russian Catholics who visited he drowned while swimming off him at his summer residence at the coast of Nettuno, 31 miles Castel Gandolfo, Italy. south of Rome. "An adequate preparation for this trip will take time, and because of this we can exclude that 'it will COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNS) take place next year," said NavarroValls. ' - A U.S. priest who disappeared Aug. 15 in Sri Lanka is presumed "The pope has not made any FATHER MARTIN L. Buote, pastor ofSt. Anne's pardead. Jesuit Father Eugene J. mention of next summer as, the ish, New Bedford, stands beside a display table, part of a recent Hebert, 66, of Jennings, La., who date for the undertaking of this parish outreach effort to area residents. During the three-day, had worked in Sri Lanka since awaited pilgrimage to the Soviet program, parishioners hosted an open house and triduum of 1948, was last seen giving a Tamil Union," he added. ' boy a ride on his motorcycle. He Navarro-Valls did not say when prayer during which materials explaining Catholic beliefs were was the third priest to fall victim to the pope planned to visit. He added distributed, church tours were conducted and music programs recent violence in the country's that preparations are being made offered selections ranging from Gregorian chant through northeast. because the pope wants to go and compositions from around the world and post-Vatican II was invited by Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev at their his- arrangements. (Rosa photo) Lord of Loveliness toric meeting Dec. 1. -"Our thoughts ought instinc, A Vatican official involved in tively to fly upward from animals, papal trip planning said there are people, and natural objects to their no obstacles to the papal trip, Creator. If things are so full of although no date is foreseen. loveliness, how resplendent with "It's just that preparations need beauty must be the One who made WASHINGTON (CNS) - Dis- Jaegerstaetter was drafted by the time," said the official. them! The wisdom of the Worker The pope's newly named repre- covery of a long-missing Nazi court German military in 1940 but after is apparent in the handiwork." record could speed canonization six months was sent home to work sentative to the Soviet government, St. Anthony of Padua Archbishop Francesco Colasuon- of an Austrian farmer executed for his farm, considered essential in no, still has not had a chance to defying the Third Reich, accord- wartime. ONLY fULL LINE RElIGIOUS ing to an American peace activist. Nonetheless, he was again called contact many people that would GifT STORE ON THE CAPE (Jordon C. Zahn, national direc- up for armed service in February have to be involved in planning the tor of the Center on Conscience 1943. Reporting a week late for papal trip, added the official. • OPEN MON·SAT: 9-5:30 SUMMER SCHEDULE These include Catholics in the , a'nd War based in Charlestown, duty, he "immediately declared his OPEN 7 DAY Mass., said new evidence vindi- refusal to bear arms in military Asian portion of the Soviet Union WEDDINGS, FUNERALS and the Russian, Orthodox, he cates efforts on behalf of Franz service because of his religious PLANTS and "'~ Jaegerstaetter, beheaded in Berlin convictions," the trial record desaid. ,~ BALLOON BOUQUETS clared. Time is also needed to develop on Aug. 9, 1943, at age 36. Sullivan's AFULL SERVICE FLORIST Jaegerstaetter, a Catholic, died an adequate religious instruction Written in German, it was transReligiOUS Goods program to prepare people for the after a trial in which he cited relig- lated and released by Zahn. It 428 MaIn Sf Hyann,\ ious convictions for refusing to includes the Nazi assertion that pope's visit, he said. 28 WOOD ST. 775·4180 Relations with the Russian serve in Hitler's military machine. Jaegerstaetter, despite his Austrian Brenda (Rebello) Fiola Fall River, MA John & Mar y Lees PrODS Owner "His whole reason for this was birth, was a German citizen. Orthodox have been strained (Off Stafford Rd.) recently because of tensions in the that it was an unjust regime ... an The document stated that durUkraine, where Ukrainian Cath- immoral regime," in which Cathoolics are demanding the return of lics should not participate, said Zahn, whose center is affiliated: many buildings turned over to the Orthodox after the Ukrainian Cath- with Pax Christi USA, the Catholic peace movement. olic Church became illegal in 1946. OMETHING FOR , Hitler had invaded and taken Despite being illegal, the Ukrainover Austria, an independent, ian church continued functioning German-speaking nation, in 1938. underground and has been allowed Canonization efforts for Jaegerto reemerge under the reform poliVERYONE! staetter are accelerating, and a cies of Gorbachev. During the Dec. 1 meeting, Gor.- commission has been established by Bishop Maximilian Aichern of bachev told the pope the Soviet Linz, Austria, to assist with the Union would enact a religious freedom law as the first step tpward case, Zahn told Catholic News LAY GAMES Service Aug. 29. legalizing the church. Previously, the pope had said he Yet some Austrians, including would not travel to the S.oviet members of the Catholic laity and Union, unless a visit with Ukrain- clergy, have complained that honREASURE TROVE-SILENT AUCTION ian Catholics was included. oring Jaegerstaetter will alienate Austrian Catholics who did serve Good Strategy in Nazi armed forces, Zahn said. "Commend what you do to Some critics also suggest that JaeENJOYABLE COMPANY ... gerstaetter was inspired purely by Yahweh and your plans will find -) political, not religious, motivations, achievement." - Proverbs 16:3 he added. After World War II, researchers assumed that the records of Jaegerstaetter's Nazi trial had been destroyed, said Zahn. For two BINGO decades, he has studied JaegerUN Bishop Daniel A. Cronin staetter's case and has written a book and lectured extensively on will offer a Mass of Thanksthe slain Austrian. ' giving for couples celebratEVERYTHING GOOD TO EAT NTERTAINMENT However, an Austrian historian ing 25th and 50th wedding and colleague recently unearthed a anniversaries during 1990 Nazi court document detailing at 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at St. Jaegerstaefter's July 6, 1943, court RAFFLE appearance, Zahn said. Mary's Cathedral. Those 11:15-5:00 (Rain Date Sept. 23) "It disproves the idea that it was wishing an invitation to the not religious opposition" to the ceremony may contact a Nazis that prompted Jaegerstaetpriest of their parish. ter's actions, he said. TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED According to the document,

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themoorin~ TV and College Sports As we gear up for the college football season, might it be suggested that the colleges take control of the game. For several years we have witnessed the selling rather than the playing of college football. The name of the game for many schools is simply money, especially television money. In fact, the media have controlled the game by their promises of riches and have manipulated college sports in general to accommodate their own needs and desires. The lure of millions of dollars has led athletes to drugs, coaches to deceptions and colleges to greed. Because the bucks were flowing from the television industry, those who could have given moralleadershp decided in favor of the jackpot. What television bought was more important than what a given school stood for. The appetite seemed insatiable. Sports money became a budget necessity, not a surprise benefit, completely upsetting the at best shaky academic/ athletic balance. Many football players, although college seniors, could barely read or write. The pressure to be a winner meant bending rules, approving-cheating and taking bribes. The heart of academia became corrupted and values were lost. Too many forgot that television is a business in which ads are more important than sports and advertisers than athletes. TV has little concern for college traditions and less for integrity. It's out to sell and make a profit. TV ratings have nothing.to do with education; they are important profit and loss statistics. When colleges and universities became involved in all this, in effect they surrendered sports to the media. Draw up the contract, sign on the dotted line, then let the game be played. It would, of course, be unfair to make television the sole scapegoat for this horrendous situation. Colleges and universities must shoulder much of the shame. Many have sold themselves to the highest bidder. Views were distorted and ethics went down the tubes. Administrators, athletic directors, alumni associations joined in buying moral accountability and responsibility. Fortunately, after many setbacks and scandals, a new wind is sweeping across campuses. The National Collegiate Athletic Association is striving to wipe away some of the stains that have besmirched college sports. Beginning with the athletes themselves, the NCAA is pushing to solve some of the academic problems that abound in many schools bewitched by television revenues. Stiffer entrance requirements have sent the message that morons are no longer welcomed as college candidates. Reforms are also being urged by many athletic directors and coaches, includin'g an end to freshman eligibility, to dorms just for athletes and to monetary favors. Administrators are now realizing that TV money should not be presumed the key to academic excellence. Money just does not buy wisdom. On the ideal plane, which is certainly where colleges should be, intercollegiate sports should be played whether or not they are moneymakers. True, economic difficulties may ensue but it's about time such matters were solved by academic administrators rather than by media money. . . Admittedly, it will require fortitude to keep to the NCAA game plan. However, if schools stick to their principles.they will teach the lessons of sacrifice and accountability. Such lessons can~ot be bought. They must be lived. It's time that colleges put them high on the curriculum. The Editor

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A violence that should not be ignored By Father Kevin J. Harrington I recently read reports of a chilling survey indicating that 48 percent,accordingtoa 1989 CBS/New York Times poll, and 57 percent, according to a Los Angeles Times poll, of Americans believe that abortion is murder. They also indicated that 56 percent of women polled believed that abortion should be their right. Intellectually, I find it difficult to accept this reasoning. It is one thing for those who believe the fetus is not human, therefore has no rights, to advocate abortion, but I find it impossible to 'understand. those who think that although the fetus is human, its rights are subordinate to a woman's right to privacy. I used to think the battle against abortion centered on establishing when life begins. Now I am painfully aware of how right Mother Teresa of Calcutta was in her 1979 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in stating that abortion, is the greatest enemy to peace in the world. Not surprisingly, the media, with their typical pro-abortion bias, down played this aspect of her address. Indeed, abortion is part of a bigger and very bleak picture, part of a mentality of violence which immunizes us to the sacredness of life. ' . I recently talked with a nurse, a practicing Roman Catholic who works with low-birthweight babies. Years ago, such wards were for premature infants路but today they are for the most part filled with infants of drug-addicted mothers. The nurse said it deeply disturbs her that some of her colleagues think the mothers should have had

abortions in preference to bringing such babies into the world. Indeed, hating the sin and loving the sinner is difficult when the victim of the sin i~ an addicted baby. Certainly those nurses would have been spared the sight of the babies' agony had they been aborted, but the mother would have rejected God's power to forgive her and possibly heal both herself and her offspring. Admittedly, the abortion mentality is a far more pernicious threat to peace thap has been generally acknowledged. The threat is aided and abetted by the media that have framed the abortion debate within the parameters of women's rights. Little by little, the vocabulary of the pro-choice movement has become the vocabulary of the socalled objective media. In the context ofan abortion story, an unborn

praye~BOX For the Church God our Father, may you gather into your church your holy p~ople from all nations. May your church be a sign of fidelity and light to the world that all may enter your heavenly kingdom and partake of the wedding feast of the Lamb. Amen.

baby is automatically referred to as a fetus. However, if a story concerns a fatal automobile accident inVOlving a drunk driver and a sober pregnant woman, the death of the fetus will be described as manslaughter of an unborn baby. The violence of abortion is reflected in the violence ofthe debate. There has been a shift since the Supreme Court's Webster decision returned the issue of determining eligibility for abortion to elected officials. No longer is the matter framed in terms of whether the rights of the unborn baby or those of the mother should prevail, but rather in terms of how much the government should control a woman's right to choose. Strategically, abortion rights activists are trying to use the civil liberties argument that favors putting powers of decision into the hands of individuals rather than those of government. Surveys show that abortion is essentially a class issue; the more money and education a person has , and the less religious he or she is, the more likely the person is to favor abortion rights. In 1986, 45 percent of Massachusetts citizens voted against public funding of abortions, yet today 80 percent of the candidates for governor favor such funding. Average citizens may not have the money or educational background of their political leaders, but they are as a whole more religious and possess a wisdom our candidates would be foolish to ignore. Neither should the grisly U.S. statistic of 1.5 million abortion deaths per year be ignored!


'What;s' for · ? dInner. Dear Mary: With all the problems teenagers get into, my problem may not seem earthshaking. I have two children, ages 13 and 15, and they seem to dislike everything I cook. They ask me, "What's for dinner?" I tell them and they respond, "Gross." The very foods they have always like they now refuse. When they do eat, they act as though they are doing me a favor. I have thought of going on strike, but that is hardly fair to my husband. Any suggestions? - Ohio The most consoling thought I can offer is: You are not alone. Food fads, food preferences and food oddities seem very common during the teen years. One teen became a vegetarian and for an entire year ground his own grain, baked his own bread and ate at a table separate from his family. Another mother watched with alarm and dismay as her lovely slender daughter took up liquid diet meals on the grounds that "I'm too fat!" Developmentally, this behavior makes sense. Teens are in the process of breaking away from their families of origin and establishing their identities as independent persons. Food has been one area where the parent, usually the mother, has controlled the child since birth. During the teen years, mother's menu planning can appear to be another family restraint. Resistance becomes another way to assert independence. As you point 0llt, resisting mother's cooking is a fairly harmless way to assert oneself. At the same time, critical eaters discourage the cook's enthusiasm, complicate meal planning and generally cast an unpleasant tone over a pleasant family activity. What can you do?

Sept. 8 1868, Rev. Thomas Sheehan, Founder, Holy Trinity, West Harwich Sept. 10 1966, Rev. Hugo Dylla, Pastor, St. Stanislaus, Fall River 1969, Rt. Rev. Felix S. Childs, Pastor Emeritus, Sacred Heart, Fall River Sept. 11 1987, Rev. Joachim Shults, SS.Cc., Our Lady ofthe Assumption, New Bedford Sept. 12 1962, Rev. JohnJ. Galvin, Assistant, SS. Peter & Paul, Fall River 1986, Most Rev. James L. Connolly, Fourth Bishop of Fall River, 1951-1970 ~ Sept. 13 1949, Rev. Charles A.J. Donovan, Pastor, Immaculate Conception, North Easton Sept. 14 1982, Rev. Stanislaus J. Ryczek, Retired, Lauderhills, Florida

By Dr. JAMES & MARY KENNY You cannot force another person, young or old, to eat. Hence all efforts must focus on improving the atmosphere surrounding mealtimes. Rules and regulations seem unwise. You can force a teen to be present for every meal and even to try some of every dish, but the result is often a sullen, resentful family member, who spoils the meal for everyone else. Instead, try to convey the message that you like everyone to eat together and enjoy family meals, but when they make other choices it is no big deal. Here. are some possible actions: I. Offer each member of the family a food evaluation. Make a

. "list 'of every'maincourse. A"slCeacb family member to rate each selection on a scale of one to five to determine the overall family favorites. 2. Seek the fine line wherein you accommodate your teens without ignoring the preferences of other family members. You might make or order pizza once a week. You might eat out regularly with your husband and leave hamburgers for your teens to fix for themselves. 3. Stock the house with good food and allow them to help themselves. Keep a supply of popcorn they can prepare. Try fixing carrot and celery sticks shortly -before dinner and serve with a lowfat dip. If your teens refuse whole pieces of fresh fruit, cut them up into a fruit salad. Despite yo.ur best efforts, your teens may eat what appears to y~u to be a monotonous and nonhealthful diet. This period will pass. If your teens leave home for schooling or ajob, they will almost certainly return to your home and your cooking with gratitude and raves. In the meantime, the quickest way to get through this period is to treat it lightly. Reader questions on family living or child care to be answered in print are invited by The Kennys; Box 872; St. Joseph's College; Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

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Q. I am a Roman Catholic. I have Protestant friends and go with them to their church services once in awhile. I would like to know if I am permitted by our church to receive communion in a Protestant church. Some of my Catholic friends say I can, others tell me it is wrong. (Pennsylvania) A. It is our Catholic belief that the Eucharist, both as sacrifice and sacrament, celebrates and sig-

O~'receiving nifies the unity of faith of those who share it. It is in light of this principle that the church says we should not. receive communion in the situations you describe. Every ceremony commemorating the Lord's Supper in a Protestant church has similarities to our Eucharist. All Christian churches believe at very least that eating the bread and drinking the wine in the context of Christian worship is a special way of recalling the death of Jesus and uniting ourselves to him in faith. It is our belief as Catholics, however, that the fullest eu~haris­ tic celebration, one in which there is true transformation of the wine and bread into the body and blood of Christ" occurs only when that liturgy is presided over by a validly ordained priest. This, along with other differences in faith and doctrine which

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Q. My present husband and I "are both divorced' from previous marriages. We are considering applying for an annulment so our marriage could be blessed by the Catholic Church.

I know that through this process the church contacts former spouses and sends them paperwork to be completed and returned. My husband and I have no idea where our former spouses are and have no way of obtaining this information. I was divorced in 1983 and have no contact with my former husband. My present husband has been divorced for nine years. He had a very bitter divorce and was informed by his former wife that if he ever tried to contact her for any reason she would take him back to court and sue for harassment. What are the chances of getting our previous marriages annulled without the former spouses being notified? We don't want to spend the time and effort if we're turned down for this reason. We will appreciate any information you can give. (Colorado)

A.1t is true that previous spouses are normally contacted during an annulment procedure. This is, of course, to let them know what is happening and more especially to receive whatever light they may be able to shed on the relationship which is under study. The circumstances you describe are not unheard of. Sometimes the address of the former spouse i's unavailable. Occasionally there is danger of serious physical harm if the other partner is contacted. Sometimes the former husband or wife simply refuses to respond at all. None of these is in itself an obstacle to a declaration of nullity: Please go to your parish priest and explain the situation. Your diocesan tribunal will do everything possible to work around these limitations.

Come with me to Plainfield, Illinois FATHER EUGENE HEMRICK

On Aug., 28 a tornado devastated Plainfield, Ill. Some two dozen people were killed, hundreds injured and the area was declared a national disaster. Plainfield was my second parish assignment. I remember the day in the '60s that I left Wheaton, Ill., with happy memories of a wonderful pastor, associates and parishioners, wondering whether the honeymoon was over as I searched on the map for Plainfield, a place not many visited.

As I passed farms and viewed the flat fields along my,route to St. Mary's Parish, I was not very thrilled. Plainfiehf was plain fields. I had been a volunteer fireman in Wheaton and wanted to continue that in Plainfield. Being a priest didn't help since most of the department there was non-Catholic. I was not accepted at first, but some townsfolk told m~ to "just keep coming to the meetings." I did that and not only did I get on the fire department. Oh, what I learned! I was taught the first principle of ecumenism:' openness and respect can break down any barriers, be they between religious denominations or between persons of different backgrounds. Many of the non-Catholics,

along with St. Mary's parishioners, were so down-to-earth, respectful and authentic that I, a city slicker, soon took a shine to farm life. As one farmer put it, "We do lots of thinking sitting on a tractor alone. You get to seeing through things that way." Whether I was taking the census or chewing the fat at the hardware store, I encountered an unostentatious openness, self-respect and calm that combined to create a refreshing simplicity of life. In many ways Plainfield was the epitome of the German "gemeinschaft." It represented a true sense of community. It had its skeletons in the closet, of course, but they were far outweighed by all the goodness and warmth. It was a pleasure to stand

before the old wooden St. Mary's church and share in the lives ofthe parishioners. I heard of the farm chores some of our children performed before coming to school. With retired farmers I played pool and learned about the town's history. With young ones I hunted those seemihgly flat fields only to learn that streams and groves of trees were nestled on them, out of sight from the roadside. After driving Plainfield Road dozens of times, I suddenly realized that across one of those fields was a white wooden church with a small cemetery, set in a grove of trees bordered by a river. That pleasant pa.storal scene, framed by a vast blue sky, is one an artist could paint over and over again. There were fish fries and cook-

outs, and annually we butchered at the firehouse and had a pancake feast. When someone died unexpectedly, or when we celebrated a holiday, all pitched in to help. "Wholesome" best describes the feeling these gatherings exuded. I remember at Plainfield High School hearing the band play the ,challenging "Carmina Burana" and seeing the proud faces of the town fathers. It was one ofthe outstanding bands of the country. The tornado smashed that school beyond recognition. A beautiful town, holding for me many good friends and memories, has been devastated. It is a town that reflects some of the best of America's tradition. Plainfield has been brought to its knees. I ask my readers to pray that God will raise it up.

Crisis in the Gulf: purely economics By ANTOINETTE BOSCO

The time I intended to spend reading during my August vacation gave way to the TV set as I felt old fears of threatened war overwhelm me. My mood alternated from worry to anger to distrust as I tried to comprehend what was happening and why. Certainly, Iraq's initial action of walking in and stealing neighbor Kuwait required the nations and

people of this world to cry out in President Bush said that defendprotest. But after that, for me, it ing Saudi Arabia was of "vital gets a bit fuzzy. interest" to the United States. But I guess I have a problem know- in hours and hours of listening to ing that our sons, and even our news reports and comments on daughters, now are wearing the what was happening, I could only ,uniforms of our country on for- get one clear picture, We are in the eign soil in a' situation where they , Persian Gulf for one reason only, and it is encompassed by one word: could be killed. oil. My initial reaction was to thank True, oil is essential ifthe indusGod that four of my' sons are now too old to be drafted, and that my trial world is to function. If supplies are cut off or the price gets too youngest has finished his two years high, economic growth worldwide in the Army. But that selfish reaction faded fast. will be stymied. I felt asJ did during the Vietnam War that all those boys are our sons, and again, I could not convince myself that so many should have been sent to the Middle East so soon.

Who can forget the gas lines of the mid-1970s? I worked at a university at that time and remember all the think tanks in which the great brains tried to spell out the issues that would confront us as we approached the year 2000. At the top of the list was the energy crisis. We read report after report telling us how, essential it was to become "energy independent." There was talk of getting oil from shale rock, of researching the possibilities of solar energy, of harvesting methane gas, among other alternatives, but these all died.

What angers me is that we have known this for a long time and though we have energy alternaSo there we have it. The crisis in tives, we have chosen to ignore ' the Persian Gulf is over the control them and remain dependent on oil of oil - how much is produced, who gets it and at what price. from the Arab nations.

Not long ago we were all getting high on peace hopes, with the demise of communism and the end of the Cold War. Some, however, were still talking Third World War, saying that it would be an economic war. Maybe the present crisis is Stage I in this new era. One thing is certain. Our troops 'are not gearing up for a battle to "save democracy." We will fight this one, should it come to Ii battle, to maintain the status quo for our big, rich oil companies. That will not be loudly stated, of course. We will shout that we are there to protect the Saudis and free Kuwait from an aggressor. I admit that is a more palatable explanation for us to swallow especially should we find ourselves burying our warwasted sons again.

It's never too soon to plan for college By DOLORES CURRAN

They're offto college this month, thousands of young Americans for the first time. An4 their parents are going into financial shock for the first time. If there's one mes-

sage these parents are sending younger parents, it's, "Don't wait to save for your kids' college education." My family has had some experience in college expenses. When our eldest chose a private college in 1980, her tuition, room and board were $8,000 a year. She had a grant and a student loan so, after scrutinizing our budget, we figured' we could handle it. What we didn't count ort was a yearly rise of $1,000 in costs. By the time she faced her $11 ,000 year (which is what we paid for our first

home), she was hooked on the school. Subsequent experience with others brings up a question of ethics. Colleges today lure graduating seniors with nice financial packages but after the kids are hooked on their college, aid decreases significantly, usually at the beginning of the third year. Before you choose a school, talk to juniors and seniors at prospective colleges. They'll be quick to divulge such practices. StUdents feel justifiably victimized when they're led to believe that such help

will be ongoing and then find their option; staying home and attending a community college is another. families unable to pay. Student loans are a third option There's a larger problem, of but young people need to be aware course. As college costs rise, the that they can come out of school chasm between the haves and haveso in hock that they will have to nots will widen. With more and delay gratifications for maybe 10 more families living on the edge, more years. I know couples in college will become an impossible dream for many young people. , their 30s who still can't qualify for Working one's way through is no home loans because of student longer viable unless one is willing loan debts. It adds up to the fact 'that we to take every other year off to earn should be well aware of college expenses. There are other possibilities. costs and consider how they may Joining the military and taking affect family well-being, retirement, advantage of college monies is an and long term debts.


Nuns' leaders discuss future of women's orders SPOKANE, Wash. (CNS) The outgoing president of the Leadership conferimce of Women

Religioustoldconferencemembers , to focus on "'essential" matters in the years ahead, those that challenge "':the survival of our planet" and "the credibility ofthe church." Mercy Sister Helen Marie Bums addressed LCWR members at the organization's annual assembly held last month in Spokane. The meeting drew about 800 leaders from about 300 women's orders. Another keynote speaker, Sister Mary Jo Leddy of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion in Toronto, called upon congregation leaders to e?Cplore "radical pluralism," a "process which draws together peopie who share a common commitment. Sister Leddy said the "liberal --mm<>od<ke:l"I""'of<fe:tloilJ"8"UeCllg<81atli<ioHlncaJalflilif<fe",pfirateeticed today isn't working. The model's rationale is that something common' will come out of the interaction of individuals.

Radical pluralism. on the other hand, she said, works because it starts with a "common shared meaning." As an example, Sister Leddy recalled her involvement se-veral years ago with a peace group. One barrier the group faced in meeting their goals was what Sister Leddy called the "flake factor" _ members who attended sporadically because they were not truly committed to the cause. "'We knew that anyone who came to those meetings would be committed," she said. "Somehow I think we need some similar practical ways of discovering those who will be committed to a certain effort in religious life." Sister Burns noted that the dignity of women is intertwined with the quality of life and relationship among peoples.

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"The fact that S6 percent of children in female-headed households live in poverty is a systemic

problem. not a woman's issue," she said.

"This is where God wants me."

"The facts that one in every six Afro-Americans, one in every eight Hispanic Ame'ricans and one in every 14 white Americans is unemPloyed ... are system,'c problems rooted in racism. not cultural issues," she said. "We must begin to see the interrelatedness of such

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essential and important things." Dominican Sister Nadine Foley, a past LCWR president and the author of a recent statement from the organization's executive com- . mittee on the proposed U.S. bishops' pastoral on women, said at the assembly that the statement discusse<linclusion in the pastoral 4' . church "does Dot consider herself authorized" to ordain women.

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"For lillumber o/yellrs !he thought 0/ entering a religious communit)' would jfeetingly crells my mind. The thoughts be('01ne more frequent lind less fleeting until I had to make a deds;t)IJ ...one which I will neloer regret. It is a beautiful life thm I hUl'e been called to. lilife liloed totally/or God and one u'hich is/ult) reu'Clroed by His Im路e.

Stating that the issue goes beyond ordination. she said, "I don't myselfdetect in our membership a huge yell [that] we want ordination of women, but the question contains within it the root question of women's participation in thec Iiurc h -w hetherweare f uIIy incorporated as baptized Christians or not."

DOMINICAN SISTERS OF HAwrnORNE A religious community of Catholic women with severn modern nursing facilities in iiix states. Our one apostolate is to nurse incurable cancer patients. Thi~ work is a practical fulfillment of our faith. The most important talent. highly prized by us. is the talent for sharing of yourself-your compas.sion. your cheerfulness. your faith-with those who have been made so vulnerable and dependent by this dread disease. Not all of OIS sisters are nurses. but as part of our aposllolate. all directly help in the cue of the patients. If you think you have a religious vocation and would liike to know more about our work and community life. why not plan to visit with us. We would be happy to share with you a day from our lives.

The new LCWR president, Providence Sister Kathleen Popko of Holyoke, said she sensed that communities of women religious were at a "crossing-over" point and involved in "reflection on their identity, their purpose and their future." Her reference was to the assembly theme of "Leadership for Transformation," dramatized in skits about the Exodus story of Moses and his people preparing to enter the Promised Land after years of crossing the desert.

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"Ninayo furaha," says pope SONGEA, Tanzania (CNS) I n any language, a papal visit is a crowd-pleaser, but in Swahili it is something extra special. Pope John Paul II, reputedly the most polyglot pope in history, broke yet another language barrier in Tan"zania when he peppered his speeches and sermons with long tracts in Swahili, the official national language. During the first three days of his visit to the East African nation in early September, the Polish pope drew rave reviews from newspapers, radio commentators and Ipcal CathQlics, "His pronunciation is very good, very clear. He sounds like a foreigner who has lived here a long time,n said one local priest at a Mass in Songea. A Tanzanian nun, exaggerating the pope's abilities a bit, exclaimed to a Vatican official after meeting the pontiff: "I didn't know he spoke our language." The Tanzania Daily. News said tbe pope had "amazed" his listeners. Though local Catholics may never know it, the pope's sudden mastery of Swahili did not come easily. Over the summer at Castel Gan. dolfo, his summer villa south ot Rome, the pope listened repeatedly to a cassette tape of all the Swahili sections in his IS Tanzanian talks. Vatican sources said. "Tbe pope has a remarkable ear

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for the musicality of languages," said Vatican press spokesmanJ oaquin Navarro-Valls. The pope quickly picked up the proper inflections. but kept studying in the month before the trip. The pontiff frequently delivers brief words of greeting in local tongues, but this visit featured long tracts in Swahili. The pope wanted it that way, the sources said - he was told that although English is widely spoken by educated Tanzanians, many across the country would not understand his English-language speeches, The pope brought his cassette tape with him to Tanzania and listened to it again on his flights across the country. a Vatican offt· cia) said. As an insurance policy. Vatican officials printed a phonetic transcription of the Swahili on the pope's copies of his speech.. and sermons. From Ihe first talk on, the result was effective. When he stepped up to a podium at Dar es Salaam's airport Sept. I and uttered: "NiJlllYo furaha na upendo mwingi kufika hapa n.hini na tuwa pamoja nafiyi," the crowd of about 5,000 burst out in smil.. and ululation. Those following the English text could read the translation - "I am full of joy and affection to have come to this country and to be with you" - but to many it meant more in Swahili.

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Pope asks world support called the "original chaos" before creation~ when "God's spirit hovered over the water." "The final word is not one of suffering and hopelessness, but of love and victory over sin." he said. The cure. he said. was to be found in "conversion from self-indulgence to love:~ The hopeful tone of the pope's message was matched by tbejoyous, festive welcome he received at the Mass site, at! open field outside the city. He ascended an altar platform decorated with split bamboo and strung with homemade garlands of styrofoam packing chips, A young choir sang fast-paced hymns in 5 wahili, and the offertory prOcession was a lengthy dance that reached a crescendo when three cost umed Tanzanian women rolled on the ground with joy. During the Mass he confirmed 100 youths. including two blind and two lame. As many as 200,000 people had been expected for the Mass, but fewer than SO,OOO showed up. One organizer blamed the lack of public transportation. In Mwanza, the pope blessed 26 sick people in the local cathedral and told them Jesus was "close to you when you are lonely and afraid and when you feel that no one understands your pain." In a talk to Muslims and leaders of non-Catholic Christian religions, world.~ "Thus far this reorientation of the pope stressed that there was a resources has been slow in coming, "firm foundation" in Tanzania for and new tensions have arisen which social cooperation among religions. He said Muslims and Christians place obstacles in the way of peace. Africa, therefore, is increasingly should work together to insure called to find its own model of that tolerance and religious freedevelopment, in which there will dom "be enshrined in civil law." The pope's Mass ordaining be room for the rich variety of its peoples. each with its own tradi- priests the same day, attended by tions and legitimate aspirations~" more than 100,000 people, was the liturgical highlight of his stay in he said. The pope later met privately Ihe capital. At the Mass were sevwith former president Julius Nye- eral groups of Muslims who had rere, considered the father of the asked for tickets and had helped nation and a founder of •• African cover the cost ofthe five-day papal visit. About SI million was also socialism." The country, with Nyerere's sup- . raised through sales of souvenirs port, is making tentative steps and at fundr.ising auctions. toward political pluralism but still New Worlds maintai.ns a one-party state~ On Sept. 3 the pope traversed . "Then I want to sit and listen Tanzania, stopping in the south- and have someone talk, tell me ern Catholic region of Songea be- things-their life history-books fore traveling to Mwanza, on the they have read, things they have shores of Lake Victoria in the done-new worlds! Not to say anything, to listen and listen and. north. At a Mass in Songea, he said be taught....-Anne Morrow lindthat Africa's daily frustrations re- bergh

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to her community of which she was a member from the time 'of her marriage until the "Jfyou canfil/ the u'!forgiving parish was closed in 1989. She is minute now a member of Holy Name parWith sixty seconds' worth 0/ ish, Fall River. distance run. .... Beginning as a volunteer French tutor at SI. Mathieu's School, she Ace librarian Lucienne Dionne could tell you immediately that became a fulltime teacher there those lines are from Rudyard Kip- from 1969 to 1972, while continuiog to emphasize appreciation of ling's famous poem "If." What she wouldn't tell you is that she exemthe French heritage of many' of her students. plifies them. Born February 8,1913, in TaunAfter St. Mathieu's came a stint ton, she has been on the move ever of teaching reading in Fall River since. After graduating·...ith high- pUblic schools. and then it was est honors from Taunton High that Mrs. Dionne returned to School and summa cum laude library work fulltime after years of from Bridgewater State College, service as a Fall River Public she taught five years at Dighton Library trustee. High School before marrying Fall Following three years at the River dentist Eugene J. Dionne in main library as children's librar1939. ian, during which she earned a His World War II service lOok master's degree in library science the couple to New York, New Jer- at Boston's Simmons College, Mrs. sey and Louisiana; and it was in Dionne was named in 1976 to head New Orleans that Lucienne's spark first the South End then the East of interest in library work was End branch of the city system. fanned into flame. It had smolAt both, she emphasized childered since high school days, when dren's programs, offering aftershe was a weekend worker in the school help with homework, tutorTaunton Public Library, and it ing and instruction in use of refhad been nourished with library erence books. For adults there was science courses at Bridgewater a warm welcome, books to lIleet State. Then, as her husband worked their interests and grateful accepon soldiers' teeth. and Lucienne tance ofvolunteer help from neighbecame for two years a reference borhood residents. Meanwhile Mrs. Dionne was and circulation librarian in the New Orleans Public Library, the continuing her interest in Francospark became the fire. Her love for American affairs with her involvethe profession, which she describes ment recognized in 1985, when she as having "all the joy of teaching was named Franco-American of but none of the nitty-gritty," never the Year at a huge banquet at left her, although it was to be some White's of Westport. That was followed in 1988 by her selection as years before she returned to it~ Outstanding Professional Woman After she and her husband returned to his native Fall River, of the Year by the Fait River Busiwhere he practiced dentistry until ness and Professional Women's his death in 1968, her time was Club. Mrs. Dionne retired from the filled with bringing up two children. Lucie-Anne is now married Fall River Public Eibrary in 1988 and a lawyer with the Naval Under- but her librarian's instincts haven't water Systems Center in Newport. quit. She is now gathering and R.I.; and E.J. Dionne Jr., former organizing scattered materials to Washington-based chief national develop archives of Franco-Ameripolitical writer for the New York can contributions to the cultural Times is now a Washington Post and civic life of Fall River. columnist. She is presently a trustee of BrisLucie-Anne and her husband, tol Community College and preDrew Thomas, also a lawyer, made viously served in the same capacity Mrs. Dionne a proud grandmother at Southeastern Massachusetts with the adoption of now 3-year- University. She remains involved old Kim; while E.J., as he is known, in city hospital affairs, was a memhas a book on the U.S. political ber of the former Catholic School system scheduled for publication. Board and is an officer in each of in early 199 L the city's four French organizaDuring her children's school tions. It has added up, she says, to a years, Mrs. Dionne used free hours to volunteer at Fall River's hospi- "life of doing and loving people tals, many area French organiza- and enjoying home with the faith tions and at St. Mathieu's parish, given me as a child." By P.t McGow.n .

Silver anniversary Retired Bishop Lambert A. Hoch of Sioux Falls, SO, died recently and his death removed from our midst another member of thllt exclusive club known as tbl>Fathers of the Second Vatican Council. Some 2,500 bishops of the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church took part in that historic conclave. which ran for three months each autumn during 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965, and their numbers grow smaller each year. Besides our involvement in Vat· iean n. mine briefly as a correspondent, Bishop Hoch and I had other ties. The amiable prelate, whose strong hands betokened his rural origins, hailed from Elkton, SD. a town just across the border from Minnesota where my father and other Casserlys lived and worked. Bishop Hoch was 8/, a senIor citizen like most Council Fathers alive today. Unfortunately, he didn't make it to the silver anni· versary of the last session of Vatican II,' which began exactly 25 years ago this week. Was the big Dakota bishop a secret source of information leaks to the press during the closed sessions of the Council? It was not revealed until his funeral that he had smuggled a tape recorder into St. Peter's and recorded some of the proceedings. I don't know, but I declare that Bishop Hach did not share his secret tapes with me during the two strenuous weeks I tried to cover the Council. Debates were in

Latin, anvway, and the ancient tongue I Dlemorized as an altarboy and high school student never BERNARD .. stuck. Disclosore that the bishop had made tap's of the great debates CASSERLY would ha',e-created an uproar 25 years ago, but it scarcely made a ripple in 1990. Bishop Hoch was air dinners with whomever claimed just as close-lipped as the four bishops o·the St. Paul, MN, archinside information. diocese I lerved. Busy days often ended in smoky It's had to capture, these long parties in tiny apartments with years after, the excitement that journalists from afar, insiders willing to share the day's events, Progripped 11at extraordinary event in moden church history. Three testant observers and American expatriates with the latest gossip. sessions lid come and gone, and the Fatha had II documents to All roads led to Rome then, act on of tie 16 they finally adopted. especially for the leaders of the More than 2,000 journalists were Catholic Church. The bishops had Issued craJentials; my press numto be there, of course, but also ber was 2276. present were tbe top experts, scb~ lars, thinkers and writers who were I have enjoyed the Eternal City playmg roles in a 2,OOO-year-old as a tount, pllgnm and reporter, Church on the verge of unprecebut no vist came close to the glory dented change. and excittment of that fortnight in Coverage of these events in the the early autumn of 1965. The blazing stmmer had gone, and so world press centered on the ~war" between the liberals and the conhad the lordes of touriots. It's saii that Rome has more servatives. Who was going to take over the Chutch? Would there be a postcard! of places to see than any city in de world. but we in the retreat to Vatican 11 And what Vatican p'ess corps were so caught about the' Jews, ecumenism and up in tip!, rumors and controver- freedom of religion? W hen the Council ended on sies that ve had little tourist time. We spent mornings working on Dec. 8, 1965,alll6 documents had stories urtil the noon break, when been passed and signed by Pope several Housand bishops flowed Paul VI. Tlte Church was launched down the sloping steps from St. into a new era-one of debate and Peter's ir waves of dark red and cntroversy to this day. Now, a white. Tlen began the language quarter century later, it may be briefings. hurried interviews, the time to st.ep back and to review U.S. bis1nps' press panel an.d open how rar we have come.

When is medical treatment appropriate? By Dr. J.mes and M.ry Kenny Dear Dr. Kenny: III,,'" respond to your answer to tbe "'oman concerned about ber elderly mother's newly de..loped forlelfuln....nd f.llinl. I ....e. with your .dvice to prioritize, consider an altematiTes and inTolve an family memben in planning for her future care. However, it is imperative tbat these symptoms be investilated by a physician before tbey are written off as senility or • "normal" result of .ginl. Many treatable medical conditions manifest themselves initially in the elderly as confusion, uostead· in... or 1050 of .ppetlte. Further tests often uncover problems that are simply treated, providing restoration ofindependence and norlDal functioninc. - Pennsylvania Thank you for your reminder that some physical and mental symptoms of the elderly can be tr-eated and remedied. Medical evaluation needs to be considered as an alternative in responding to symptom. like forgetfulness, falling, loss of appetite, etc. The problem may be that we are too ready to seek medical advice for almost anything that goes wrong. Should we call the doctor every time our child sneezes? What about when our aging parent forgets something? Many persons today have become gun-shy about medical treatment, particularly with the elderly. The overuse of highly technological and expensive diagnostic tests, the overprescribing of medications and the too-ready recommendation of surgery have all been questioned. The sudden onset of psychological symptoms like confusion in a person over 75, without any unusual change in life circumstance.

may wellbe due to a ministroke. Is it necess~ry to have a CAT scan to find out r there really was a stroke? How wOlld that change the treatment? Diagmstic tests, especially ones that are )hysically demanding or expensi~, should not be done for mere cu·iosity. but only where there is a possibility that some treatablecondition may be discovered. Flmily members can help in makill this decision. One rrajor fault of the medical professicn in recent years bas been the ovelreadiness to prescribe drugs. According to critics, antibiotics aid antihistamines as well as tranqulizen and antidepressants have all ,een abused. This is even more trw with the elderly. The r~e of thumb from all current research on medicating elderly persons i to~go low and go slow." Elderly ltople have more bad reactions to 1rugs than younger persons. In 'act, when an elderly person has amedical problem, usually the first s:ep is a medication review to checkif the problem is a drug reaction, Yet our elderly, trusting in the wsdom of physicians, take an aver8!e of between six and II differentmedicines per day. Surge'y too can be performed inapprolriately. Whether a coronary bypass or an operation for cancer. be wisdom of the elderly patient md his or her family must compleoent any recommendation by the ptysician. Is agiIg a disease? What are the "normal' stages of aging? Are we to call bem signs or symptoms? We don~ know. But we do know that nore of us would choose to give up lur capacities without a fight. Is dyng a medical event? I applaud hospitals that ask the

family wlJether they wish to have any disruption of vital sigos ~coded" for an emergency medical response Or whether they would simply prefer to have family members informed. Yes, you are right in reminding us to use medical diagnosis and care. How-ever, I am not sure it is always "imperative," and I would use me~ical care tempered byfamily wisdom. MlIShpee Cholesterol screening by Visiting Nurses' Association I to 3 p.m. Sept. 17, Mashpee senior centet. Appointments: 477-2773. F.irhaven Council on Aging needs volunteers to ttake seniors to medical appointments; information: 9940228. Dennis Women's Forum will meet second Wednesdays beginning this month; opening meeting of the season will be 2 p.m. Sept. 12. Information: Evelyn Murphy, 385478 L M eals-on-Wheels drivers needed; illlformation: Pat Holland, 385-5824. weekday mornings. Rehoboth Friend:s of Rehoboth's Elderly, Inc., general membership meeting 7 p_ Sept. 20, Council on Aging, 320 AW81wan St. Robert Curry, Rehobotlh Health Agent, will di. cuss "Sol:id Waste Disposal, Recycling and the Rehoboth Landfill."

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Gambling: good or bad for Deadwood? DEADWOOD, S.D. (CNS) Would Wild BilI Hickok have tossed poker chips in the collection plate? Now that legal gambling's back in Deadwood, tokens have been showing up in collections at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. . Father Paul Dahms, pastor, told the West River Catholic, newspaper ofthe diocese of Rapid City, that much has changed since gaming became legal in November 1989, with bets limited to $5. "I've talked with people who are very enthusiastic about gambling," he said. "They.. are not sorry it came, but they are sorry it grew so much.... People didn't know it would expand so much. There are even slot machines in the Safeway." Church' attendance is up, he said. "On Saturday nights we have to set up extra chairs to accommodate the overflow crowds." Deadwood drew tourists even before gambling, mainly because an incident from the old West when Hickok was shot by Jack McCall - is acted out in the streets every summer. Mount Moriah, the cemetery where Hickok, Calamity Jane and

any low cost places to put people up anymore. "We get a lot of people in town looking for employment. Of course, if they do get the job, they aren't paid until they have worked a week or so. In the meantime, they need something to eat...." Father Dahms said that although gambling looks like fun he does not like "the fever it causes. I have N?w people are moving in again known men who borrowed on and .Investors are doing things like their credit cards to get more cash. bUYing the drug store for $350000 One man won $600 and then wantto ~et space to open another cas'ino ed to win more and he lost it all. A which caused citizens to object. ' man from Spearfish lost his car." The drug store-turned-casino sits , He has no figures but suspects across the street from the middle that gambling has brought more school, Father Dahms said. As a drug users and alcoholics to Deadcompromise, on school days it wo·od. It is also driving some peodraws its drapes to hide the games ple away. and drinking from the children. St. Ambrose parishioner Marie "Since gambling was legalized, Schallenkamp, 73, a great-grandthere has been an increase in the mother with an artificial leg and number of transients seeking help, lung problems, until recently lived especially at our church because on Main Street. But when her rent we are on Main Street," Father . went up from $100 to $400 a month, she moved to Sturgis, the Dahms said. "We do have a ministerial asso- South Dakota town famous for ciation through which we give as- the hundreds of tho'usands of motorcyclists that descend on it sistance. It gives vouchers for food yearly for the Black Hills Motor and gasoline. We used to have room vouchers, but there aren't Classic. Mrs. Schallenkamp said she had voted for gambling as a way of helping local business. Father Dahms said that "something was needed to save the economy ... I wish it could have been Charles Luce, executive direc- other industries." tor. of. the national apostolate, As for people who gamble and which IS based in Columbia, S.c., win, he said: "I tell them to take said that about I percent of any the money and run." population is affected by mental retardation. "But you never see them in your parish," said Luce, the father of a 34-year-old man with Down's syndrome. "It's not a mean thing. It's just that people don't know how to welcome them. Potato Creek Johnny are buried, charges four bits to view their graves. Every August, people crowd in for a Days of '76 parade and rodeo, harkening back to 1876 when the lure of gold brought fortune-seekefs to the Black Hills and Deadwood was a bustling miners' camp.

Ap'ostolate for ·retarded meets in Weston WESTON, Mass. (CNS) - Lector Colleen Ruppert, who has Down's syndrome and looks a lot younger than her 30 years, suddenly stumbled in what was otherwise a flawless reading of the day's Scripture passage. She groped for a few seconds but then found her place again on the page. The slip didn't seem to fluster her or anyone else at a special Mass offered during the 20th annual conference of the National Apostolate With Mentally Retarded Persons at Regis College in Weston, a Boston suburb. The special Mass, concelebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Daniel A. Hart of Boston and Bishop John J. Snyder of St. Augustine, Fla., was an example of the inclusion of the mentally retarded in parish life that the national Catholic apostolate has promoted. "I used to think that retarded' pe?pl~, co~ld learn only up to a POint, said Helaine Arnold of Fargo, N.D. "But working with mentally retarded people has totally reversed my thinking. "There may be sbme skills they'll never learn," she said, "and they learn slower. But given individual attention and consistency they do learn."

People with an IQ of 30 or 40 may be unable to formulate a verbal reply in a confirmation class, but it doesn't mean they don't know that Jesus is there, according to Luce.

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Old arguments, WASHINGTON (CNS) - Saying church officials nationwide have attacked Catholic officeholders who support. abortion, Catholics for a Free Choice has issued a handbook for politicians

on church and state and abortion politics. But a pro-life official of . the National Conference of Catholic Bishops said the 42-page "Guide for Pro-Choice Catholics" mostly rehashes old arguments.

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At first it is a "struggle" to not be put off by the appearance of many mentally retarded persons, said Marilyn Bishop, editor of the apostolate's quarterly publication. "We live in a world that values appearances, and people don't go beyond appearance," added Bishop Snyder, who was keynote speaker at the conferenc:e. "But these people push you to go beyond appearances. And once you let them into your life you discover genuineness, sincerity, honest affection, simplicity," he said.

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) - In the eyes of some beholders, the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace rises from the Ivory Coast savannah like a tribute to the glory of God, a new pilgrimage center for Africa and a source of pride for its people. To others, the $150 million church, built by the country's aging president in imitatiqn ofSt. Peter's in Rome, is an example of extravagance and inverted priorities on the world's poorest continent. Vatican planners are keenly aware of both points of view, because on Sept. IO Pope John p'aul II will consecrate the church during an overnight visit to the Ivory Coast. In public relations terms, the papal blessing is not risk-free. During six previous trips to Africa, the pope has been a voice of conscience to developed nations, pleading the cause of the continent's hungry and poor. But that message may seem out of place in the lavishly decorated church in Yamoussoukro, the city where President Felix Houphouet-Boigny was born. Some at the Vatican are frankly apprehensive about ~he image that will go out around the world from Yamoussoukro. They fear it may be similar to photos published during the basilica's four-year construction: barefoot peasants in the streets, a shining dome against the sky. . Except this time the pope Will be standing at the basilica's doorway. "For me, it does raise an image problem. From that point of view, the best thing would have been for the pope not to go. But there's a question of honesty involved here, too. You can't prevent a man from investing his life savings in building a church," said Vatican press spokesman Joaquin Nava.rro-Valls. Like most at the Vatican, Navarro-Valls strongly defends the idea of a papal blessing for the basilica, a mammoth, air-conditioned edifice of marble, concrete and stained glass. Whatever the . misgivings that led the pope to wait more than a year before agreeing to the consecration, they are now officially gone. "The Holy See does not feel embarrassed to accept this church as a gift," the papal spokesman said.

His arguments are by now familiar at the Vatican and were路 repeated by two Africans who work in other Vatican departments: - By his own account, Houphouet-Boigny paid for the church out of his own pocket. Unlike most African leaders, he was wealthy before he came to power in 1960. If he had bought three or four fighter planes instead, no one would have complained - but "a church is considered excessive." - The president did not ask or consult with the Vatican or local bishops on his project, but presented them with a "fait accompli." The Vatican did the best thing possible: found a way to incorporate a hospital and other social services in the church complex and agreed to arrange for an international foundation to pay for upkeep costs (estimated. at several hundred thousand dollars annu-路 ally.) - Had the Holy See designed this church, it probably would have been "aesthestically different." But critics of the basilica's grandeur, the argument goes, should recall that there are four costlier religious buildings under construction in the world that have not drawn criticism - all of them mosques. Billed as bigger than St. Peter's - it actually holds fewer pe路ople, Navarro-Valls pointed out - the church has drawn no criticism from Ivory Coast bishops and little disapproval in Africa. Instead, it is the West that seems most offended by the. project. Those ',Vho say the building is out of place in a country where only 10 percent of the population (including the president) is Catholic should know that a Muslim businessman recently gave the local bishop about $1,000 toward the building, Navarro-Valls said. As one African at the Vatican put it: "African pride is at stake here. The Catholic head of an African state builds a great cathedral with his own money and makes a gift of it. What are we supposed to do: Take a book of matches and burn it down?" Houphouet-Boigny, who is in his late 80s, reacted warmly and opened his pocketbook when the Vatican suggested adding social assistance centers to the church

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complex, Vatican sources said. The pope will bless the foundation stone of the hospital during his visit. An Africawide Catholic radio station and a technical school are being discussed. as potential future projects. Meanwhile, the sources admit, there has been little progress on the international fund to' pay for maintenance. Critics of the enterprise can be found in Rome, too. They recite construction details like a litany of extravagance: the 207 acres of French stained glass in 4,000 different tints (including one figure that resembles Houphouet-Boigny as a young man), the 273 columns, the tons of Italian marble, the concrete blocks "antiqued" in acid baths, the square designed to hold 300,000 people and the 75-acre ornamental French gardens that will surround the complex. The pope's blessing, the critics note, will come during a serious economic crisis that has caused the. country to suspend payments on its $10 billion foreign debt. It also comes in the wake of a popular political challenge to HouphouetBoigny's 30-year-long, one-party rule. .An Italian missionary order spoke for many ofthe critics when it asked in its monthly magazine', Nigrizia: "How many schools, how many dispensaries, how many streets could this money have built?" One Vatican official shrugged and recalled the biblical account of how Jesus defended Martha when she anointed his feet with a costly perfumed oil - over the objections of Judas lscariot, who asked why the ointment wasn't sold to help the poor. "And let's be honest," the official said. "With the cost of this basilica you clln't begin to solve Africa's social problems."

Don't Judge or Despise "I do not say that sin should not be displeasing unto you and that you should not hold it in the greatest horror, but I do say you should never judge the sinners, and moreover I say that you should never despise them, for you know not thejudgments of God." - Blessed Angela of Foligno

Pope raps euthanasia CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) - Scientists should oppose euthanasia by promoting the dignity of life, especially in the termi~ nally ill, said Pope John Paul II. The church supports "the fundamental human right to life and its quality, from conception to its natural sunset," the pope recently told scientists attending an international bioethics conference. "The attitude before the terminally ill is often the testing ground of the sense of justice and charity, of the nobility of the soul, and of the responsibility and professional traiing of health workers, beginning with doctors.

Soviets take new路 view of religion VATICAN CITY (CNS) Soviet social scientists are currently more interested in studying religion's influence on life than developing anti-religious propaganda, says Vera Mazalova, a member of Moscow's Research Institute on Religion and Atheism. The aim is to "look again at the role of religion" in social and personal life, she said in a Vatican Radio interview while in Italy recently doing research on dialogue between Marxists and believers. Regarding religion, "we can no longer say that it doesn't exist, that we don't want it," she said. "It must be studied as any contemporary daily phenomenon of life, because it is a part of life and society," she said. As a sign of the new attitude, she

cited the recent name change of her state-run institute. It used to be called the Institute for Atheistic Science. "Its principal task was to develop atheistic propaganda, to confirm the materialistic vision of the world and to combat religion," she said. Ms. Mazalova said she has had no problems in her contacts with Vatican agencies and pontifical universities. "The climate has changed because we are no longer the op'position, but are striving for collaboration and cooperation," she said. She attributed the changed attitudes to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's December visit to Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. "It changed the relationships between religion and atheism," she said.

Where do we go from here? VATlCAN CITY (CNS) - The Vatican commission on the new church catechism will meet in September to review reaction to the document's first draft and decide how its work should proceed. A draft committee met in July and its report on "hundreds of responses

It's not all bad ROME (CNS) - The Italian bishops have a "favorable opinion" of the draft universal catechism, despite specific criticisms, says Cardinal Ugo Poletti, president of the Italian bishops'conference. The cardinal, papal vicar for the Rome diocese, said it was "totally false" to interpret the criticisms as a rejection of the draft. The bishops' conference "advanced a series of suggestions to better the text," he said in a statement.

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"A sick person, even though considered untreatable by science, can never be considered incurable," said the pope. The church's defense of human life and its quality includes support for ecology and "the reestablishment of an environmental balance at the service of human life," the pope said. Scientific and technological progress also has caused "an environmental degrading which could become irreversible," he added. This calls for action "on the level of science as well as on that of political decisions," said the pope.

"If you listen, really listen, you will hear people repeating themselves. You will hear their pleading nature or their attacking nature or their asserting nature...every moment of life is full of repeating."

from bishops from every continent" will be examined in September.

Eucharist continues Holy Spirit's work, says pope VATlCAN CITY (CNS) - The life-giving work of the Holy Spirit is continued in the church's celebration of the Eucharist, Pope John Paul II said. By participating in the Eucharist, believers share in "the life, freedom and holiness" of Christ, which are gifts of the Holy Spirit, the pope said during a recent general audience. . "There is a continuity between the resurrection of Christ, the new life of the Christian freed from sin and made a participant in the paschal mystery, and the future reestablishment of the unity of the body and soul in the resurrection of the dead," the pope said. The factor unifying those events, he said, is that "the author of the whole development of new life in Christ is the Holy Spirit."


'Piefre'Toussaint 'e'xhilrnatioil OK'd by New York court

The Anchor Friday, September 7, 1990

NEW YORK (CNS) - Legal permission to exhume the remains of Pierre Toussaint, whose cause for canonization was launched by Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York last December, was granted Aug. 28 by a Manhattan judge. If canonized, Toussaint, who was born a slave in Haiti and brought by his owners to New York in 1787 at age 21, would be the first black American saint. But before the body is dug up, permission must first be obtained from the Vatican Congregation for Sainthood Causes. A request was carried personally by a priest on the congregation staff who was in New York, according to Msgr. Robert B. O'Connell, who attended the court hearing as vice postulator of the cause. Approval is expected in the near future. The legal ruling was issued by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Phyllis Gangel-Jacob. Msgr. O'Connell told Catholic News Service that the judge became very emotional in reading a statement on her ruling, indicating that perhaps a reference in it to current incurable diseases had some personal.meaning for her. Other news reports noted that she stopped and cried in the middle of a sentence. Her statement said, "The papers submitted say that he was a'model of charity' who gave money to the poor and nursed the ill during the plagues of yellow fever and cholera which swept this city in the era before antibiotics and the miracle drugs of today. "In those times the only consolation may have been the miracles of faith and trust. Indeed for the thousands of victims of AIDS, Alzheimer's disease and other cur-

WASHINGTON (CNS) - A second Democratic candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates has been removed from parish duties because of his abortion rights stand. David M. Valderrama, a member of St. Columba parish in Oxon Hill, a Washington suburb, was removed from lector and lector scheduling duties because his campaign literature was "obviously pro-choice," said pastor Father Walter L. Lawrence. Valderrama, 57, a parishionerfor 18 years and a former Prince George's County Orphans' Court judge, called the removal "devastating."

Make haste slowly liturgist's advice for China HONG KONG (CNS) - Bringing mainland China's Catholic liturgy up-to-date could take another decade, but that's probably a good thing, says a Hong Kong liturgical expert. Too rapid reform of the Latinbased liturgy could cause severe confusion, particularly among China's elderly Catholics who know only the old Latin Tridentine form of the Mass, said Father Thomas Law Kwok-fai. Father Law is director of the Hong Kong diocesan liturgy commission and a lecturer at the government-approved Sheshan Seminary near Shanghai, China. He will begin teaching at Fu Jen . Catholic University in Taiwan in November. Father Law urge~' Catholics outside China to avoid pUShing their mainland counterparts to follow post-Vatican II models, estimating that liturgical renewal of the church in China will take at least 10 years. The Shes han Seminary is an official testing point for the use of, post-Vatican II liturgy, said Father Law, who called for liturgical exchange programs between the church in China and outside churches and said that eventually he expected Chinese-language missals to be printed in mainland China.

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rently incurable diseases, the same may be true today." Msgr. O'Connell expressed ap- . preciation for the judge's willingness to go beyond the mere legal' formality to make a positive statement. "She was magnificent," he said. "It is rare that this court has an opportunity to participate in such an historic event, if only tangentially," said Ms. Gangel-Jacob. Toussaint, after he was brought to New York, became a hairdresser, and was allowed to keep part of his earnings. He was later freed and bought the freedom of Juliette I Noel, whom he married in 1811. ~. His oWner, John Berard du •. Pithon, died on a return visit to . Haiti, and Toussaint then secretly supported the du Pithon family ~ . for 20 years. It was said that he would put on his valet uniform to serve the meal for which he had paid. Toussaint's parish was St. Peter's Church, where Msgr. McConnell is pastor. Now in Manhattan's downtown business district, the church is most active during the week, drawing about 1,000 a day A COUPLE embraces during a prayer service in Gainesfor Masses, the pastor said. He said more blacks had been ville, Fla., for five students slain within a few days by an as yet getting jobs in the area in recent unapprehended 'assailant. (eNS/ UPI photo) . years, and he saw a corresponding increase in blacks at Toussaint's former place of worship.. Toussaint, who died in 1853 at 87, is buried in the yard of Old St. Patrick's, the former cathedral located in Manhattan's Li~tle Italy GAINNESVILLE, Fla. (CNS) Honor Society and student counsection. If the body is exhumed,. - The chaplain of the Catholic cil while in high school, was a Cardinal O'Connor has directed center for college students at freshman at Santa Fe Community that it be reinterred in the crypt of Gainesville Aug. 30 conducted a College in Gainesville. He planned the present St. Patrick's Cathedral prayer service for five students to be an architect. with the former archbishops there, slain by a serial murderer. He and Ms. Paules were said by Msgr. O'Connell said. A funeral Mass for one of the those who knew them to be almost He said that in accordance with victims, Manuel Ricardo Taboada, like brother and sister; they were New York City regulations for was offered Aug. 31' at his parish sharing an apartment because of exhuming bodies, the operation church in Opa Locka, Fla., near that friendship. She was a senior at will be carried' out by licensed Miami. the University of Florida who undertakers and the remains ex"Our hearts go out to the famiplanned to study law. amined by qualified pathologists. lies and friends of those murdered At the prayer service, Father The latter, he noted, can verify and our prayers are for their comsuch characteristics as sex and age. fort and support," said Father . Gillespie compared the biblical Cain and Abel story with the death Msgr. O'Connell said city reguJohn D. Gillespie, pastor of St. of Jesus and linked them with the lations also required security arAugustine church and the Catholic murders. rangements to ensure that "nuts" Student Center. did not steal the remains and per"He too was murdered and mutTaboada was found murdered haps try to sell them. , Aug. 28 along with Tracey Inez ilated," the priest said, but "we He said there were no historical hold onto the resurrection and not Paules, who shared a Gainesville reports of any particular items the death." apartment. Both were 23 and having been buried with Toussaint, friends from American High School Others murdered, all in off-camand there was no reason to doubt in Miami Lakes. pus living quarters, were Sonja the grave contained Toussaint's Taboada, who played football Larson, 18, Christina Powell, 17, body. But he said examination of and was a member ofthe National and Christa Hoyt, 18. remains was a part of developing the case for canonization.

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With my mother's recent illness our family has spent a lot of time in hospitals, so when a friend asked what I thought of today's nursing profession, I had some fresh observations. A good nurse, we came to know , (and appreciate), is someone. .. . - Who with the raIse of an eyebrow can make a highfalutin physician rethink a prescription or a pronouncement. - Who knows healing has as much to do with the heart as medicines or machines. - Who demonstrates with quiet and assured dignity that health care is a wonderfully earthy, sometimes nauseous, often messy ministry. - Who is expected to be able to turn a double shift and still good naturedly humor a person berat-

ing him or her because the dinner entree is dry. _. Who understands there is much truth to the phrase "No pain, no gain." - Who is not intimidated by asking a ,patient, "What do you think is the best idea?" and really listens to the answer. - Who "gets tough" with her charges when necessary - patients, visitors and doctors. - Who can bring you up to date on the last episode of "Days of Our Uves" if you happened to doze through it. - Who knows where the secret stash of blueberry yogurt is hidden. - Who has much education, huge responsibilit}:, little authority and too little appreciation. - Who sometimes needs a little nurturing too.

Parish registered ROME (CNS) - The largest functioning Ukrainian Catholic parish in the Soviet Union has been legally registered by government officials, according to the press office ofthe Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rome. Registration of the Church of the Transfiguration in Lvov, Ukraine, was approved by the Ukrainian and Soviet councils for religious affairs, said an August statement. Although the Ukrainian Catholic Church is still illegal in the Soviet Union, thousands of parishes are functioning and a handful have been . registered since the Ukrainian government announced the possibility last December.

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VISION OF LOVE You treated me kind Sweet destiny Carried me through desperation To the one that was waiting for me You took so long Still I believed Somehow the one that I needed Would find me eventually I had a vision of love And it was all that you have given to me Right through the nights Felt was so alone Suffered from alienation Carried the weight on my own Had to be strong So I believed And now I know that I succeeded In finding the place I conceived I realized a dream I visualized the love that came to be Feel so alive I'm so thankful that I've received The answer that heaven has sent down to me You treated me kind And I'll be eternally grateful Holding you so close to me Right through the nights So faithfully Knowing that the one that I needed Would come to me eventually Sung by Mariah Carey (c) 1990 by CBS Records WHAT ARE your dreams about love? How do you see love changing your life? Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love" tells the story of one person's dreams come true. As far as I know, this is her first time on the charts. S he sort of reminds me of a female Michael Bolton, a deep soul sound.

The person in the song held onto her vision, even when she "was so alone" and suffering "from alienation." She continued to believe that "somehow the one that I needed would 'find me eventually." The song names the most important quality needed for turning dreams into reality - a

in our schools at an open house from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Kindergarten classes begin Wednesday with a half-day session. All students will take computer Saints Peter and Paul School, Fall River, opened Sept. 5 with an ' classes beginning the third week of enrollment of 240 students in kin- September. Notre Dame offers before and dergarten through grade 8. Each month of the school year, after school daycare; parents may a particular theme will be high- contact the school to make arlighted in classrooms and integrated rangements. Information concerning the school may be obtained into the curriculum. The theme for September is from the office at 672-5461 between Peace. Students will offer daily 8: 15 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. weekdays. prayers for peace and will send cards and letters to servicemen and women stationed in the Middle East. Anyone' who wishes the students to remember a loved one who is in S1. John the Evange'list School, the Persian Gulf region may send Attleboro, will host an open house that person's name and 'mailing for parents of children in giade~ I address to the school.' through 4 on Monday and grades On Sept. 18" United Nations 5 through 8 on Tuesday. International Day for Peace, the Sessions will begin at 7 p.'m. school will hold paraliturgy for with a general meeting followed by peace. presentations by individual classroom teachers. Information will be available on a Brownie troop for grades 2 and 3, to meet Wed-' Notre Dame School, Fall River, nesdays after school, and a Saturwelcomed 280 students in grades I day morning enrichment program through 8 on Sept. 5. Parents, rel- coordinated by Sue Traversi and atives and friends are invited to Barbara Bayly. Beginning Sept. meet teachers and view the school 29, art will be offered for grades 3

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Women's rights VATICAN CITY (CNS) - The church in Asia must make women's rights a priority, says Cardinal Simon Ignatius P.imenta of Bombay, India. Changing times require a change in the traditional vulnerability of Asian women, he said. But h,e added that modernization also carries dangers. "Above all, the church is called to contribute to a change of the attitudes and ways of life which make slaves of Asian women," the cardinal wrote in L'Osservatore Romano, 'the Vatican newspaper.

What's Out There "We think much less than what we know. We know much less than what we love. We love much less than what there is." - R.D. Laing

JIM PETERIK, founder and lead singer of the rock group Survivor (eNS photo)

Rock star tells teens about faith ,LIS LE,Ill. (CNS) - Jim Peterik, founder of the rock group Survivor, and his wife, Karen, told a Catholic youth ministry conference in Lisle that faith had been, and would continue to be, essential to them both., Peterik, whose songwriting hits include Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," also told conference participants that life in the Peterik home was not so different from their own. He admitted that he had been a "a marginal nerd" as a teenager and that he used his guitar to "be cool" and gain acceptance. But the Peteriks, who belong to a Catholic parish in suburban Chicago, relied on faith to tackle the obstacles in their lives that teens and rock stars alike must face. "Our adventures aren't too much different from anyone else's," said Peterik, 39. The couple credits faith with keeping their relationship alive. The couple met' when Karen was 15 and Jim was 17. They married four years later. Peterik left on tour threl< weeks after the wedding and went to ~chool on top of that. The separation caused by touring, the couple said, was the toughest challenge their relationship faced. Faith reminded Mrs. Peterik that the time with her husband was worth the time she spenralone in their home. According to Mrs. Peterik, many divorces are unnecessary. "It doesn't have to be that way," she said, using her own marriage as an example of how faith and patience can help couples work through the most serious problems. They told the high school-age students that the excitement of a new relationship begins weaving in and out after awhile, and warned that a couple must remain best friends to survive the lulls.

The Peteriks said faith also taught them to trust God with their problems. A few years ago, they said, they tried unsuccessfully to have a child. After months of doctors, drugs and disappointment, theY'decided their quest for a child was becoming too technological and unnatural. "We decided to put it in God's hands," Peterik said. "We decided, 'We're_happy, we've been blessed, let's put it behind us,' " Soon after, Mrs. Pet,erik became pregnant with their son, Colin James. "It r.eally had to be a miracle," she said. "The baby deal," as Peterik called the experience, "made me realize how brilliant God's plan was," He played an unrecorded song he had written for Colin during a 2 a.m. feeding, and brought the teens to their feet six times playing hits he interspersed with talk. Peterik said faith is a good tool to turn adversity into advantage, giving two examples. He said shortly after the two met, Karen began dating another young man. Jim's anger and pain prompted him to write the song "Vehicle," a big hit for the rock group the Ides of March. "It went to No. I - and she came back," Peterik said, In 1978, Peterik said he got pneumonia and was hospitalized for nearly a month. Given the time to re-evaluate his life, he found his choices to be either quitting the music business or getting serious and putting together a new band. And thus Survivor was born. In his career as a professional musician, Peterik said, he had seen many people in his business ruin their careers, relationships and health with drugs. Stick with faith, he advised. "It's a permanent high."

Debate kayoed WASHINGTON (CNS) - A student-sponsored abortion debate scheduled for thislall on the campus of Catholic University in Washington has been called off by the student group after written and telephoned protests to the university. Father Robert Friday, vicepresident for student life, said an abortion debate would be held at a future date, "but not the same program." Complaints about the program,

Father Friday said, revolved around the personality of Bill Baird, a longtime abortion rights advocate who was to argue for abortion. He was to have debated Sandra Faucher, political action director for the National Right to Life Committee.

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2. Ghost, A-III (PG-13) 3. Flatliners, 0 (R) 4. My Blue Heaven, A-II (PG-13) 5. Presumed Innocent. A·IV (R) 6. Air America. A-III (R) 7. Taking Care of Business. A·III (R) . 8. Problem Child, A-II (PG) 9. Young Guns II, A-III (PG-13) 10. Wild at Heart, 0 (R) By Christopher Carstens It was late summer of 1963. Your parents were in junior high or high school, busy worrying abo.ut summer jobs and Friday night dates and who would make the football team. And those were the right things for teenagers to worry about in the last few weeks before school started. But at that same time, on the other side of the world, the American presence in Vietnam was building. First a few hundred, then a few thousand and gradually the, armies grew until hundreds of thousands of American men and women were fighting in Vietnam. From those first steps a great war unfolded that eventually cut off the lives of enough American men and women to populate a good-sized city. But your parents couldn't see the future. In the late summer of 1963 they had no way of knowing what would happen. They were busy buying clothes for school. There was some stuff about Vietnam on the news, but everybody knows high school kids don't pay attention to the news. By the time your parents finished college, they knew more about Vietnam than they ever wanted to know. They knew because the draft notices came, and from every college, every city, every small farm community young men went off to war. Many of their sisters also chose to join them. Honorable, loyal and patriotic, they went because their country told them that this was a fight for freedom. ' At home, your parents' generation now looked at the TV news differently, because those were their new husbands, their brothers, sisters and boyfriends fighting and sometimes dying in the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam. Vietnam had become your parents' war. Eventually, anguish over tha't war tore America apart. The church

also was divided, and parish families were deeply scarred as some faithful church members supported the war effort while others marched against it. In the late summer and early fall of 1990, American men and women are again preparing for battle half way around the world. The movement of soldiers and airplanes and ships into the Persian Gulf advanced with unbelievable speed. For those of you starting classes and sports practices in the fall of 1990, the Persian Gulf must seem very far away indeed. Jobs and dates and making the team are still the right things for teenagers to worry about. Besides, "everybody knows high school kids don't pay attention to the news.'t But you need to realize this cold fact: a real war in the Persian Gulf would be your war. Real wars are fought by young men and women right out of high school. Today, that means your big brothers, your cousins and your older friends. But very soon - frighteningly soon - it could mean you. Some say this is a fight for freedom, a fight to stop ruthless aggression by a tyrant whu uses chemical weapons against his own people. Others maintain it is nothing more than a battle to maintain American access to oil at the cheapest prices in the world. The church has long held that war is basically evil, but that some wars have just cause, a purpose which balances out the dreadful cost in wrecked human lives. A war in the Persian Gulf would be fought with your parents' tax dollars and the bodies of your brothers and sisters, your cousins and boyfriends. This could be your war. Would it be worth the cost? Perhaps some teenagers ought to start paying attention to the news.

• , ILLINOIS Governor James R. Thompson VISitS girls hospitalized at St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, Ill., after the Aug. 28 tornado that devastated Plainfield, Ill., killing 27 and injuring over 300 persons. (CNS/ UPI photo)

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Not un-American PHILADELPHIA (CNS) When they discuss abortion, the U.S. bishops do not seek to pressure Catholic politicians or act "un-American," Philadelphia Archbishop Anthony J. Bevilacqua and Camden, N.J. Bishop James T. McHugh said. In fact, when church leaders speak out publicly, they are simply exercising their free speech rights as American citizens, said the churchmen in a commentary column in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

'Abuse' liiiibate'd' '. SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico(CNS)- Human rights abuses continue unabated in the diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas in southern Mexico, where 514 cases of rights violations have been recorded by the diocesan human rights center since January 1989. The center says the majority of the cases involve violent repression against Indians and other poor peasants and are com'mitted by immigration authorities, municipal police, state, federal and local police, the army, and gunmen in the pay oflandowners and cattle ranchers. "I mpoverished people who are demanding their legitimate rights are repressed and beaten down by those who, instead of defending the interests of the majority, protect the interests of the few."

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Area Religious Broadcasting The following television and radio programs originate in the diocesan viewing and listening area. Their listings normally do not vary from week to week. They will be presented in the Anchor periodically and will reflect any changes that may be made. Please dip and retain for reference. OnTV "Spirit and the Bride," a talk show with William Larkin, 6 p.m. Each Sunday, 8:00 a.m WLNE, Monday, cable channel 35. Channel 6. Diocesan Television Mass. Those in the Greater New On Radio Bedford area who do not have "Be Not Afraid," 15 minutes of cable TV can see a rebroadcast of music and Gospel message coorthe Mass at 11 a.m. on UHF dinated by Father Craig A. PreChannel 20 gana, parochial vicar at St. John Portuguese Masses from Our the Evangelist parish, Attleboro, Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, is heard at 8 a.m. Sundays on New Bedford: 12:15 p.m. each station WARA, 1320 AM. The Sunday on radio station WJFD- Catholic clergy of the Attleboro FM,7 p.m. each Sunday on tele- area sponsor the program. vision Channel 20. "The Beat," Christian rock "Confluence," 8:30 a.m. each music and information produced Sunday on Channel 6, is a panel by Building Block Ministries of program moderated by Truman Taunton, is broadcast at 6:00 Taylor and having as permanent a.m. Sundays on station WVBF participants Father Peter N. Gra- Boston, 105.7 FM, and may be ziano, diocesan director of social heard in the Attleboro, Fall River, services; Right Rev. George Hunt, New Bedford and Taunton deanEpiscopal Bishop of Rhode Island, eries. and Rabbi Baruch Korff. Charismatic programs with Father John Randall are aired "The Beat," produced by Building Block lYIinistries of Taunton from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday and aired on many cable systems through Friday on station WRIB, 1220 AM; Mass is broadcast at 1 in the Fall River diocese features p.m. each Sunday. videos from and information on contemporary Christian rock art· "Topic Religion," presented by ists. Check local listings for times two priests, a rabbi and a Protand dates. estant minister, is broadcast at Mass 9:30 a.m. Monday to 6:06 a.m. and 9:06 p.m. each Sunday on ,station WEEI Bos- , Friday, WFXT, Channel 25. ton, 590 AM. ' "Breakthrough"6:30 a.m. each Programs of Catholic interest Sunday, Channel 10, a program are broadcast at the following on the power of God to touch lives, produced by the Pastoral times on station WROL Boston, Theological Institute of Hamden, 950 AM: Monday through Friday 9, 9:15,11:45 a.m.; 12:15, Conn. 12:30, 1 p.m. "Maryson," a family puppet A Polish-language Mass is show with moral and spiritual heard from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. perspective 6 p.m. each Thursday, Fall River and New Bedford every Sunday on station WICE, 550 a.m. Cable Channel 13.

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ST. PATRICK, FR Volunteers needed to serve meals at Catholic Social Services soup kitchen 10 a.m. to noon one Saturday a month; information: Roger and Pat Salpietro, 672-8636. The soup kitchen will be open Saturdays beginning Sept. 22. Women's Guild meeting and welcoming tea. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH .Beginning Sept. 23, Sunday Masses will be at 8:30, 9:30 and II :30 a.m. with religious education classes after 9:30 a.m. Mass. Registration forms for parish Scripture program on Isaiah the Prophet, and young mothers' group, studying the Gospel of Mark, are available at church en, trances. O.L. ASSUMPTION, OSTERVILLE Guild opening Mass noon Sept. II followed by complimentary luncheon iii church hall. CATHOLIC ALUMNI CLUB Monthly meeting of Catholic singles' club 6 p.m. Sunday, Brass Rail (formerly Pub Dennis), 1125 Fall River Ave. (Rt. 6), Seekonk. Meetings each second Sunday include dinner and discussion of activities in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. ST. PATRICK, SOMERSET New Testament Scripture Study 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday with Sister Dorothy Schwarz, SSD. Senior youth group meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 10, parish center;junior and senior advisors will also meet. Women's Guild welcome meeting 7 p.m. Sept. II. CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB,FR "Ladies First," a program depicting five former U.S. first ladies, will be presented by Robin Lane at 7:30 p:m. Tuesday at Holy Name School auditorium, Fall River. To be enacted are First Ladies Mary Lincoln, Rachel Jackson, Julia Tyler, Eleanor Roosevelt and Jacqueline Kennedy. The meeting will be open to all Catholic women of Greater Fall River interested in membership in the Catholic Woman's Club and members are invited to bring their friends. BL. SACRAMENT, FR Women's Guild will resume meetings 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, church hall; new members welcome for membership tea. Officers are Judy Pelletier, president; Barbara Ferreira, vicepresident; Katy Zak, secretary; Elizabeth Lafontaine, treasurer. HOLY NAME, FR Religious education registration following morning Masses Sept. 16. Youth group meeting 7 p.m. Sunday; all high-school-age parishioners invited to join. Altar servers' installation Mass 10 a.m. Sunday; rehearsal at 9:30 a.m. ST. JULIE BILLIART, N. DARTMOUTH Grade 8 teachers' meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 12, religious education office. Youth group meeting 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, church hall. ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO Wednesday exposition of Blessed Sacrament will resume Sept. 12 after 7 a.m. Mass until 4 p.m. Benediction. Daily 7 a.m. Mass resumes Sept. lOin Blessed Sacrament Chapel. 9 a.m. Saturday Mass in main church resumes Sept. 15. Sunday Masses will resume in main church Sept. 9. SEPARATED/DIVORCED CATHOLICS Attleboro area meeting 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Mary, N. Attleboro, parish center. Information: 695-6161. O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER Ladies' Guild meeting and Mass for deceased members 7 p.m. Tuesday. Those interested injoiniQgmay contact Dollie Shea, 385-3198.

WIDOWED SUPPORT NB area monthly non-denominational meeting 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, St. Kilian rectory basement; all widowed persons welcome. Information: 9983269, 992-7587. ST. MARY, SEEKONK Vincentians meet following 10 a.m. Mass Sunday. End-of-summer dance for grades 6 through 9 7:30-10 p.m. Sept. 14, parish center. Explorer Post I youth group membership meeting and volleyball 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10. SACRED HEART, NB Family picnic noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, St. Vincent de Paul Camp, Westport; rain date Sept. 16. Girl Scout and Brownie registration after 10 a.m. Mass Sunday; first meeting Sept. 13. Information: Ramona Bettencourt, 992-2580. MASS. CITIZENS FOR LIFE For information on transportation leaving the Fall River area for a Respect for Life Walk Oct. 7 in Boston, contact Lucy Farrar, 379-9618. Planning meeting for Oct. 13 Worldwide Rosary for Life 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Old Town Hall, County St., Somerset (near public library). Information: James Wasel, 676~8958. ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT CCD registrations Sunday: grade I public school students; grade 2 and confirmation I and 2 public and Catholic school students. Parish discernment team will meet second Thursdays. Car pool .to LaSaiette Franco-American Pilgrimage Day leaves church parking lot I: 15 p.m. Sunday. ST. STANISLAUS, FR Back-to-schoolliturgy 10:30 a.m. Sunday; picnic for students and their families will follow at St. James Convent, Tiverton. Holy Rosary Sodality meeting I: 15 p.m. Sunday. Living rosary paraliturgy 7 p.m. Sept. 12. Senior choir rehearsals resume 6:45 p.m. Sept. II, church. BOY SCOUT RETREAT All.Boy Scouts of the diocese may participate in a Sept. 21-23 retreat at Cathedral Camp, E. Freetown. The retreat, themed "A Scout is Thrifty in Service of God and Country," will stress appropriate use of time and natural resources. Those wishing to participate may contact their Scoutmaster or their council office (Annawon, Cape Cod, Moby Dick) for information. HOLY NAME, NB Women's Guild installation Mass 7 p.m. Sept. 10; meeting follows in parish center. New members welcome. Holy Family-Holy Name School open house 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday; Teresa Ouellette's string quartet will entertain. D.ofl. St. Patrick's Circle, Daughters of Isabella, meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 12, Old Town Hall, Somerset, following potluck supper. Officers will be elected; installation will be Sept. 30 at Somerset Lodge during 65th anniversary celebration. Secret Pal banquet 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Venus de Milo restaurant. Food and monetary donations will ~e taken to FR community soup kitchen this month. Information on activities: Trish Isserlis, 699-6038. HOL Y. CROSS, FR Polish Business and Professional Club annual Polish heritage Mass 5 p.m. Sept. 29; a Polish dinner will follow. LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO 35th annual Franco-American Pilgrimage Day Sept. 9 with 2:15 p.m. concert by Peloquin Chorale and Festival Orchestra, 3 p.m. rosary and 3:30 p.m. Mass celebrated by Rev. Albert H. Brindamour. Services in French. Information: 2225410.

ST.ANNE,FR . Religious education classes begin Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. for grades I through 7 and 4 p.m. for grade 8. To register contact Jacqueline Brodeur, 678-1510, or Father David Landry. HOSPICE OUTREACH, FR Semiannual volunteer training program begins Sept. II and continues for seven weeks at 10 a.m. to noon, repeated 7 to 9 p.m. Hospice volunteers visit terminally ill patients and their families to provide emotional support; no physical care is involved. Information: 673-1589. HOLY ROSARY, FR Women's Guild meeting 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, parish hall. CATHEDRAL, FR Women's Guild meeting 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10; new members welcome. Business meeting will be followed by a special program. Feast of the Nativity of Mary Mass 9 a.m. tomorrow. SS PETER AND PAUL, FR CCD teachers' meeting 7:30 p.m. Sept. II; registration for new students after all Masses Sunday. Grade 9 parents' meeting 7 p. m. Sept. II, Father Coady Center. CYO membership open to students in grades 8, 9 and 10; new director is Fran Tyrrell. Volunteer advisors needed; contact one of the priests. Festival decorating committee meets 7 p.m. Sept. 14 to decorate Father Coady Center. SACRED HEART, N. ATTLEBORO Adult choir rehearsal 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12; new members welcome. Information: 658-2122. Catechists' meeting I p.m. Sunday, rectory, Barbara Driscoll will coordinate the religious education program. CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE CCD class assignments will be mailed this coming week to registered students. Final registration 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, parish center. Teachers' and assistants' meeting, 10 a.m./ 7:30 p.m. Sept. II. First communion classes for candidates and parents during and after 8:30 a.m. Masses Sept. 9 and 16. Volunteers needed to babysit during 10 a.m. Sunday Mass; sign-up sheets in babysitting room. New parish organizations this fall are youth ministry, children's choir. senior citizens and Christ the King Guild. ST. JAMES, NB Parish council meeting I p.m. Sept. 16, parish center. ST. MARY, MANSFIELD Catholic Woman's Club first meeting of season 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, parish center. Storyteller Dorothy Kavka will.give a presentation. All parish women invited. ST. ELIZABETH SETON, N. FALMOUTH CCD registration for students in grades I through 10 after all weekend Masses. Men's Club-sponsored health clinic with free blood pressure, blood sugar level and hearing checks 9:30-11:30 a.m. tomorrow, church hall. Bereavement support group will meet 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, church .hall; information: 563-6807, 548-8665. Bible discussion group will meet Sunday; information: the O'Keeffes, 548-8735. ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN First Friday Mass 7 tonight followed by meeting of Sacred Hearts Association; new members welcome. Parents' meeting regarding youth program 7 p.m. Sept. 10; guest speaker will be Father Richard Degagne of St. Anthony's parish, NB. Adult Scripture discussion group will resume meetings 7 p.m. Sept. IJ at the home of Larry and Elaine Ferreira. NOTRE DAME de LOURDES, FR CCD students will report to Notre Dame School 10 a.m. tomorrow; parents are invited to attend a 10:30 a.m. Mass at the church with the students. O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE OL V/ OLH Guild Benediction 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10, church; meeting and lunch follow in parish ~enter. Hospitality volunteers needed for social hour after 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Masses beginning Sept. 16; information: Ruth Moore, 428-8779.

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CAPE CODDERS welcome Pilgrim Virgin statue of our , Lady of Fatima at Litany of Loreto procession and services at Holy Trinity parish, West Harwich. The statue will be in various diocesan churches and institutions through Sept. 15.

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