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DIOCESAN NEWSPAPER FOR SOUTHEAST MASSA, CAPE & ISLANDS

Vol. 27, No. 35

Fall River, Mass., Friday, September 9, 1983

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Priest· must· say Mass

By Jerry Filteau new document was released

WASHINGTON (NC) The . Sept. 8 at the Vatican and sim­

Vatican's Congregation for the ultaneously in Washington by Doctrine of the Faith has con­ the National Conference of Cath· demned as "absolutely incom­ olic Bishops. patible with the faith" any view Titled "Letter to the Bishops holding that the Eucharist can of the Catholic Church on Cer­ be celebrated without a sacra­ tain Questions Concerning the mentally ordained priest. Minister of the Eucharist," it is The condemnation, in the form dated Aug. 6 and signed by the of a letter to the world's bishops, doctrinal congregation's prefect, seemed to be directed chiefly at Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, and the views Belgian-born Domini· secretary, Archbishop Jerome ' can Father Edward Schillebeeckx Hamer. expressed in his recent book, The text of the letter states "Ministry: Leadership in the that Pope John Paul II approved Community of Jesus Christ." it and ordered its publication. In conjunction with distribu­ The letter did not, however, cite Father Schillebeeckx or any tion of the letter in the United other theologians by name as States, the NCCB's Committee proponents of the condemned on Doctrine sent the nation's bishops a 46-page commentary views. "Since it is of the very nature on Father Schillebeeckx' views of the church that the power to on ministry and the Eucharist, including published crtiques of consecrate the Eucharist is im­ parted only to the bishops and the Dominican's position by three priests who are constituted its theologians. ministers by the reception of Archbishop John R. Quinn of Holy Orders, the church holds San Francisco, who is chariman that the eucharistic mystery can­ of the NCeB Committee on Doc­ not be celebrated in any com­ trine, also issued a' pastoral let· munity except by an ordained ter on the question for his own priest, as expressly taught by the archdiocese, and copies of it Fourth Lateran Council" in the were sent by the NCCB to all the year 1215, the papally approved bishops in the country. In his letter Archbishop Quinn document said. The doctrinal congregation's said that the doctrinal congrega-

tion's statement is an occasion "to renew and deepen our con­ viction about the central im­ portance of the priesthood" in the life of the church. It is also a chalIenge "to pray for vocations to the priesthood so that all the other ministries and charisms in the church may be nourished and energized" by the priestly ministries of preach­ ing God's word and celebrating the Eucharist, he said. Msgr. Richard Malone, execu­ tive director of the NCCB Com­ mittee on Doctrine, in the ma­ terials sent to the U.S. bishops summarized the Schillebeeckx thesis on ordained ministry and the Eucharist this way: The election and recognition by the community is decisive. The lay­ ing on of hands (of sacramental ordination) is only secondary." Father Schillebeeckx, recently retired professor of theology at the Univ~rsity of Nijmegen. in the Netherlands, argued in his book that as far as the New Testament is concerned, a Chris­ tian community faced with no eucharistic president could have chosen one of its members to preside at the Eucharist without requiring the laying on of hands by a bishop. Tum to Page Six

Jesuits at historic parley-

By Nancy Frazier ROME (NC) - 'IJ1e coming election of a new Jesuit superior' general resembles in many ways a conclave to elect a pope. In the fall of 1978, the papal conclave gathered 111 cardinals behind locked doors and their election .of a pope was signaled by white smoke from a smail chimney. The new church leader took the name of Pope John Paul II. This September 220 Jesuits will gather behind locked doors in Rome, a few steps from the Vatican, to elect a new superior general. "And one of the only differ· ences, procedurally, is that there won't be any smoke," says a high Jesuit official. The primary purpose for the Jesuits' 33rd general congrega­ tion, scheduled to last through­ out September, is to elect a suc­ cessor to the ailing Father !'edro Arrupe, the Jesuits' 75-year-old superior general.

It will also mark the end of a evaluate the state of the society nearly two-year term of rule by and to report its findings to 81-year-old Father Paolo Dezza, electors. who was appointed by Pope Then begins the "quatriduum," John Paul in October 1981 to a four.day period of information lead the 26,000 Jesuits until a' gathering by the electors which general congregation took place. has gained the uncomplimentary . Jesuit rules try to prevent the Italian title of the "mormorazi· choice of a superior from being on," meaning whispering, grumb. subject to political maneuvering. ling, muttering or murmuring. During that time, the electors Participants in the general con­ gregation are specifically pro· will be able to ask one another hibited from conducting cam· about the background or per­ sonal characteristics of any Jes­ paigns for a certain candidate. The election of a superior gen· uit. But participants are not sup­ eral is not expected to take place posed to volunteer any informa. until a week to 10 .days after tion that lias not been requested. At th d f th f d the general congregation has be­ ~ e~ 0 e~ ~ . - the electors will be locked into After choosing a secretary and the voting room after a Mass of ~ssistant sec~etary for the meet· the Holy Spirit. Th 109, the Jesuits at the 1983 gen­ '11 . . th . eral congregation will have to t'l ey WI remalD. m h e rboom 'd un I a new superIOr as een consl er a matter never before I ted discussed at such a session: the e ec . resignation of the Jesuit su­ After a IS-minute spiritual ex­ perior general. hortation and a 45-minute period Father Arrupe formally re­ of meditation, the voting begins. signed Sept. 3 and the Jesuits No abstentions are allowed by then elected a commission tl) Tum to Page Eleven

BISHOP TIMOTHY HARRINGTON

Worcester bishop

WASHINGTON (NC) - Pope John Paul II Sept. 5 named Auxi­ liary ,Bishop Timothy J. Harring­ ton of Worcester, Mass., the new bishop of Worce,ster. Bishop Daniel A. Cronin was among the first to telephone Bishop Harrington with con­ gratulations. Archbishop Pio Laghi, apos­ tolic delegate in the Umted States, made the announcement. Bishop Harrington has been auxiliary bishop of Worcester since 1968. Born in Holyoke, Mass., on Dec. 19, 1918, Bishop Harrington attended the College of Holy Cross in Worcester and the Grand Seminary at the University of Montreal. He was ordained a

priest in 1946, and earned a master's degree at the Boston College of Social Work in 1952. Bishop Harrington did parish work and served in a variety of social service apostolates for the Worcester Diocese, becoming diocesan director of Catholic Charities in 1960. He was named auxiliary bish­ op of Worcester in 1968, and vicar for clergy Ilnd religious in 1969. At the ti~e he was named Worcester auxiliary, he was dubbed "bishop of the Bowery," in reference to the fact that he lived in a modest three-room apartment next to the chapel in the House of Our Lady of the Tum to Page Eleven

I{atholikentag trip focus

VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II's forthcoming trip to Austria is designed to high­ light the Katholikentag (Cath-· olic Day), the culmination of a year-long program of study and spiritual reflection by the na­ tion's more than 6 million Cath­ olics. The key event of the Sept. 10­ 13 trip will be a Sunday morn­ ing papal Mass in Vienna's Dan­ ube Park. The Mass will be celebrated at a 297-acre site overlooking the Danube River, the nation's capital and the Vienna Woods. It wiU mark the close of the year of intensive spiritual activity.

Catholicism is the majority re­ ligion among Ausria's 7.5 mil· lion people. The Katholikentag was pro­ gramed to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the defense of Vienna against Moslem Turk­ ish forces in 1683, a victory which preserved Christianity as . the dominant religion in Europe. But the military battIe receives the official little emphasis schedule. The program calls for the pope to deliver betwe2n Ilj and 20 talks to a variety of groups. These include migrant workers, many from Turkey, apd Polish Tum to Page Seven

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Dominicans

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ROME (NC) - Dominicans from around the world have 'elected Father Damian Byrne, an Irishman, as the 84th head of the order founded by St. Domin­ ic of Guzman in 1216. The election took place Sept. 2 at the Angelicum University in Rome, where Dominican pro­ vincial leaders are meeting in a general chapter., Father Byrne, who has spent most of his priesthood working in Latin America, becomes or.ly the, secOnd head of the order to speak: English as his first lar-g· ua;;e. As heltd of the order, Father 'Byrne leads approximately 7,100 Dominican tri~rs, working in'82 countries around the world, as well as the 125,OOQ priests, nuns, sisters and lay men and women who constitute the Dominican family. Following the election, memo bers of the order confinued to meet and discuss the impact of , Marxism on religious and social problems. On Sept. "5, Pope John Paul II met with members of the chap­ ter at Castelgandolfo. There the pope reaffirmed the primary aim of the Dominicans: to preach the word of God both orally and in writing. Speaking to the Dominicans ,in siX languages - French, Eng­ lish, German, Spanish, Portu­ guese and Italian - the pope called for fidelity to the papacy and renewed attention to the monastic life, and to silence, simple dress and seclusion.

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Legal person JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (NC) - The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that under Missouri law a living fetus is legally a person. The court, in an inter­ pretation of the state's wrong­ ful death law, said a husband and wife have the right to sue for damages on behalf' of their stillborn baby because of alleged negligence in medical care for the pregnant Woman and her fetus. "Parents Clearly have an inter:est in being protected against or compensated for the loss of a child they wished to have," wrot~ Special Judge James A. Pudlowski for the court.

Expropriation VATICAN CITY (NC)- In a ,move indirectly backed by the Vatican, the bishops of Malta condemned expropriation by the Maltese government of property willed or given to the church in exchange for the celebration of Masses. In a letter read July 17 in all Catholic churches in the small island nation off the coast of Italy, the country's two bish. ops called the government ac­ tion, stemming from the Devo­ lution' of Certain Church Proper­ ties Act which went into affect July 18, a "violation of a funda­ mental right of man. ",

FRANK'R1NGSMUTH enters data for his NFP program, above. Below, a typi­ cal charted ·cycle. (NC Photos) i

Computerized Natural Family Plannin., ; , M ST. CLOUD, Minn. (NC) ,Frank and Laura Ringsmuth of St. Cloud did not like charting natural family planning methods with pencil and paper, so now they let their computer do the work. Ringsmuth lias combined the everyday charting, of NFP methods with the home Apple II computer. It took "a year of spare time" to develo'p the, program, write the docume~tation and prepare the program for marke.t. The Ringsmuths have used

NFP methods during their six­

year marriage. Two and one­

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menstrual cycle length, peak days, and length of post- peak

portions of th.e cycle. No intrep~tation is invoNed; ,only' facts and their relationships are displayed on the :screen. , . The program reminds the uset of the last date and weekday charted, then asks such information as basal body temperature, discharge or !mucus observation, and any~ personal note the user ; cha~

wishes entered for the day. It stores the data on the pro­ gram disk. The chart can be ' displayed graphically and as a text, on the screen or on 'a printer, if available. Although the program is only compatible with Apple II computers, Ringsmuth said if the demand is great, he plans to translate for other brand-name computers.

FoBowing a concert last May at Coyle-Cassidy' High School, Taunton, Jon Polce and his band will return to the city in an out­ door performance at Memorial Park on Route 138 at 2 p.m. Sunday Sept. 18. The Building Block youth group, which meets at St. Jac­ ques Church in Taunton.on Wed­ nesday nights is sponsoring the event, say officials, in gratitude to the over 450 people who at­ tended the May concert. The Sept. 18 concert will be the first to be held at Memorial Park in several years.. Po!ce's mu!>ic ministry began in 1974 in a coffeehouse ,at St. Margaret's Church, Rumford. R.I. Today his group performs at U.S. and overseas conferences, youth rallies and college cam­ puses. Recent programs include an outdoor concert in Providence and a performance on the grounds of the Rhode Island State House. In the late 60s and early 70s Polte played with Ken Lyons and the Tombstone Blues Band. He now has three record al­ bums available in Christian bookstores and at concerts. A friend of Dion and the Belmonts, Polce accompanied him on a re­ cent New England tour. Both musicians "speak a strong gospel message and reflect JUdeo­ Christian values," say their associates. "An evenin~ with Jon Polce and his band can literally change your life," they declare, noting that at his last Taunton perform­ ance many were "visibly touched." A special effort is being made by members of the St. Jacques Youth Group to encourage in­ active Catholics to attend the Sept. 18 concert. ' Those planning to be present are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. In the event of rain the program will be held at Sacred Heart church basement First Street. Taunton. ' The St. Jacques group is made up of young adults and teenagers from Taunton parishes' as well as other from parishes serving Berkley, Raynham, Som­ erset and Brockton. Its purpose is to provide a Christian com­ munity in a Catholic setting for young people. Social programs include' out­ ings and attendance at concerts and coffeehouses. Young peopl,~ interested in the group may con­ tact Tony Medeiros at 86 Broad­ way Taunton.

"HE$ RIGHT, YOU KNOW.! THERE ARE QrHER THINGS 'r()U CAN ADD UP ON '!QUR POCKET COMPUTER BESIDES ,HIS FAULTS.'''

JON POLCE


THE ANCHOR­ Friday, Sept. 9, 1983

Cardinal Medeiros is stahle BOSTON (NC) - After experi­ encing chest discomfort of an undetermined origin Sept. 5 and 6, Cardinal Humberto Medeiros, entered St. Elizabeth's Hospital at the request of his physician. The 67-year-old archbishop of Boston was driven to the hospital at 8 a.m. Sept. 6 by his secre­ tary. His physician reports his con­ dition as stable and said there is no chest discomfort at pres­ ent. As a precautionary meas· ure, the cardinal is undergoing tests in the hospital's cardia:: unit, but is expected to be reo 'leased in a few days. Cardinal Medeiros was ap­ pointed archbishop of Boston in September 1970 and was made a cardinal March 5, 1973, by Pope Paul VI. Previously he was bishop of Brownsville, Tex., where he went from the Fall River diocese, where he was chancellor and pastor of St. Mi­ chael's parish, Fall River.

'Baby Doe' rule support restated

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WASHINGTON (NC) - The U.S. bishops' pro-life director has restated support for the Rea­ gan administration's proposed "Baby Doe" rules to protect handicapped newborns. In written comments filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services the pro-life director, Father Edward M. Bryr.e, said the rules were long overdue and were a reason­ able dfort to protect the civil rights of infants. Thf' npw n:l('s. pubhshed by the Reagan adminif:tTation J1.lly 5. were designed to replace simi­ lar rules published earlier this year bUI struck down by a fed­ l':a! judge in Ar"iI. They warn t"ospitals that It IS a violation of !l'dE ral law to cleh~' customary care, such as food or other medical services, to hamIl­ capped intants. They also order hospitals to post notices in nurses' stations giving toll-free number where suspected case3 of discriminatory treatment can be reported. Father ,BfYce's comments were much the same as comments filed by the NCCB when the earlier version of the rules was published last spring. But the priests' new comments also called the new rules an im­ provement oyer the old in sev­ eral respects. He said they were more explicitly based on civil rights laws, gave more attention to the kinds of medical cases which are and are not covered, and better coordinated federal and local child abuse prevention efforts. "Baby Doe" was the name given to an unidentified Indiana infant who died in' April 1982 after his parents asked that he not be fed. The baby suffered from Down's syndrome and had a deformed esophagus which doctors said could have been corrected by surgery.

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Promote peace says pope

SUMMER DAYS at St. Vincent de Paul Camp, Westport, are now only a memory, but in the last days of the season Bishop Daniel A. Cronin (second left)' met with camp director Father William L. Boffa and seminarian counselors John Loughnane, Thomas Frechette and Jose Sousa. (Rosa Photo)

Pope rejects priesthood CASTELGANDO{JFO, I tal y (NC) - In a strongly worded message, Pope John Paul n told U.S. bishops Sept. 5 to reject the idea of women priests and to withdraw support from any group or individual advocating a female priesthood. The pope coupled his opposi­ tion to a female priesthood with support for the dignity of wom­ en. Bishops should work for "every legitimate freedom that is consonant with their human nature and their womanhood," and "to oppose any and all dis­

crimination of women by reason of sex," he said. The bishop "must likewise en­ deavor to explain as cogently as he can that the church's teach­ ing on the exclusion of women from priestly ordination is extra­ neous to the issue of discrimi­ nation and that it is linked to ·Christ's own design for his priesthood," the pope said. The pope's words came in a half-hour talk delivered in Eng­ lish to 23 u.s. bishops who were making "ad limina" visits at Castelgandolfo, the pope's sum­ mer headquarters. Such visits occur every five years. At them bishops report to the pope on the status of their dioceses. Previously, Pope John Paul had said that women may not be ordained because Christ, faced with the possibility of choosing women to be priests, did not do so and the practice of the church of today must model that of its founder. In 1977 the Vatican Congre­ gation for the Doctrine... of the Faith issued a formal declara­ tion stating that women could not be admitted to the priest­ hood. The declaration did not, however, take a stand on the ordination of women to the diaconate. Msgr. Daniel Hoye, general secretary of the National Con­ ference of Catholic Bishops, said that the NCCB "has not sup­

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ported any organization" in any activity promoting the priestly ordination of women, "and I don't know of any individual bishop who has done so." He said the bishops' commit­ tees on the permanent diaconate and on pastoral research and practices are currently studying the question of ,women deacons, an issue on which he said his­ tory is "not ,all that clear." Following the pope's speech, several U.S. bishops were asked for reactions by NC News. Archbishop John Whealon of Hartford, Conn., said he was not surprised by the pope's re­ marks because "I've come to know the holy fa~er as one who talks about situations and con­ fronts them directly." "When I meet people who support women's ordination, I always say, 'I, don't see, how it can be done and the church ,doesn't see how it can 'be done. It would b{ a dramatic change in theology, in tradition and in scriptural interpretation," added Archbishop Whealon. Bishop .Daniel Reilly of Nor­ wich, Conn., also was not sur­ prised. ','I thought that if he addressed the issue, he'd speak in t.his way. It's what he has been saying all along," ·Bishop Reilly said. To Bishop Mark 'Hurley of Santa Rosa, Calif., the surpris­ ing fact was the strength of the pope's comments. "What he said was direct, ab­ solute and unconditional," said Bishop Hurley. "We knew of the pope's theological position on women's ordination, but asking us not to give any support to ......"'.....'''"''''11''''''''..''"..'"...''....._'",,,,'''''''''''111Illrmllll" .."...."HII'... 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 410 Highland Aven· ue, Fall River, Mass. 02720 by the Cath· ollc Press of the Diocese of Fall River. SUbscription price by mall, postpaid $8.00 per year. Postmasters send address changes to The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, MA 02722.

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ERICE, Sicily (NC) - Pope John Paul II recently asked 50 prominent scientists to become architects of a "culture of peace." The plea came in a telegram sent on the pope's behalf by Cardinal Agostino Casaroli, papal secretary of state, to an inter­ national group of scientists hold­ ing a seminar on nuclear war. The pope said he was making a "strong appeal" to the scholars "that as leaders of a generation marked by the persistent anxiety resulting from the threat of nu­ clear holocaust they will direct all their sdentific efforts to­ ward a culture of peace." Such a culture, the pope said, would be one that "assists man­ kind in an awareness of our unity, an dthus promotes respect for the dignity of peoples and fosters the conditions necessary for the establishment of lasting harmony and peace." The pope said that he was "aware of the role played by the members of the scientific community in the development of nuclear arms and new sys­ tems of security, as well as the grave responsibility that they bear in pursuing a viable de­ fence for man and for contem­ porary civilization so threatened by the dreadful consequences of a nuclear conflict." , The pontiff called nuclear war "one of the most urgent and vex­ 'ing problems facing humanity today," Among seminar participants were Edward Teller, the U.S. physicist regarded as the father of the hydrogen bomb, and Eu­ genej Velikjov, vice president of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. The meeting was held in Erice, a city on the Italian island of Sicily. Speaking to the group, Teller said that in regard to defense systems, "scientists would have to have fewer secrets and speak more freely among themselves to lay the basis for an era of peace." He added that "war in space is a journalistic invention" and that "satellites are not an efficient meens of defense," The purpose of the seminar, the third annual meeting of the group, was to discuss conse­ quences of a nuclear conflict be­ tween superpowers.

those who advocate it is a fur­ ther step." As to the probable reaction in the United States, ArchbIshop Weakland forecast that "what the pope said will not be well accepted in America, even by some who are not in favor of women's ordination. The termi­ nation of discussion is a hard thing for people to accept." However, at least one bishop, Archbishop Francis Hurley of Anchorage, Alaska, said that the pope's words are not meant to cut off all discussion. "The holy father's statement

rejecting the ordination of wom­ en as priests is the strongest I ' can recall," he said. "But I do not interpret his words as clos­ ing the door on dialogue and discussion." Archbishop Hurley said that the words are meant to urge U.S. bishops "to bring into the dia-' logue the position the pope has enunciated: namely, that confin­ ing ordination to men only is 'linked to Christ's own design for the priesthood,' " In November, the bishops of the northwest United States will hold their 14th annual meeting with major superiors of male and female Religious. To be discussed is the role of women in the church, including the issue of the ordination of Great Man women, said Archbishop Hurley. "We shall, ,I am. sure, have a "The real great man is the man good and lively discussion," he who makes every man feel great." - G. K. Chesterton added.


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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Sept. 9, 1983

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WHI We Ever Leqrn? From the earliest days of the Russian revolution, there has existed in this country a close-knit and influen~ial group of Bolshevik admirers. In the recent movie "Reds," this mentality was well portrayed. And even today the .influence of such thought can be found amid those who cry detente and coexistence. Somehow, and against the grain of historical reality, such people feel that we should compromise and concur with the objectives of Communism as reflected in the Russian s t a t e . There are even those in our Congress who, feel that Russia can be trusted and that its leadership is open, honest and sincerely 'trying to make the nation a responsible member of the world community. Many on the left still tum to Russia for example and even direction. They would have one 'believe that Russia should be considered an ally, a friend of freedom and a preserver of the peace. Despite the Berlin wall, the invasion of Hungary and Czechoslovakia and the current condition of Poland and Afghanistan, they remain convinced that we should be a partner of Russia in pursl;lit of a Soviet-style peace. If but one item of truth eme"rges from the horror of the purposeful downing ,of Korean Airline Flight 007, it should be ,that in this tragedy the Soviets showed their true hand (to the world. It is obvious that the descendants of Marx and Lenin have little regard for human life, still less for internatio'nal agreements. . Caught in a web of lies, thanks to modern technology, - their real purposes once again have been made clear to the world community. What is so sad is that it has taken the lives of 269 innocent people to accomplish this. Men and women who truly wish to make this shattered planet a peaceful place must rid their minds once and for all of the foggy notion that one can shake hands with the devil. Peace, ju'sti,ce and freedom must flow from a mind, an iqeology of government, that supports and respect~ human life.' . Such an idea ~annot ·and will not be found in an attitude that views man as expendable. The deliberate annihilation of a civilian airliner is but a reflection of· a government which has slight regard for human life. From its inception the revolution of Lenin made this quite evident. The destruction of .Flight 007 is an extension of that reality into our own day. It is imperative that the Soviets be held accountable before the world community for their detestable crime against humanity. For our part, we as Americans cannot continue to live in a fairytale land where the Rus~ian .bear is nothing more than a Goldilocks fantasy. Once more we have been made aware of Soviet intent. Once more we should resolve to remain aware of that intent and not fall prey to those' who would spin folksy yams around Russian myths. , In a nutshell, the calamity of Flight 007 should tell us that the Russians playa' very deadly 'game. Will we ever learn?

Letters Welcome Letters to the edlblr are welcomed. All lett~rs should be brief and the editor reserves the right to condense ·any letters if deemed necessary. All letters must be signed and contain a home or business a~dress.

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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER

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\ 410 Highland Avenue . 675-7151 Fall River Mass. 02722 PUBLISHER EDITOR Rev.

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THE POPE MINGLES WITH THE SICK AT LOURDES . ,

'Be ~ot,slow,toivisit the sick: for by these things thou shalt be confirmed . : '. in love.' Ecclus. 7:39 ,

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Schools and technology I

By Fat~er Kevi~ J. Harrington . economy. that does not under­ There has-been much publicity estimate the value of teaching. Industry knows that in order to generated in the past year con­ be competitive in the open mark­ cerning the need for improve­ ment in the public school system. et our 'students must master the tools of technology. Child­ Especially noted has been a sig­ need an environment nificant- 'decline in verbal and ren mathematical skills as measured of discipline and direction to by stan'dardized aptitude' and master the tools that will be im­ portant to their survival in the achievement exams. Bureaucrats, it seems, always .years to come. As our technology becomes more sophisticated, so solve a ~risis in·a way that .in­ volves ~pending more money. must· our educational system. Schools must do more than But alloting mOI:e money for academic scholarships and giving help youngsters adapt 'to the teachers merit pay raises are not needs of a changing world. They the pana<:ea for our lack of qual­ must not only teach them how ity education. to manipulate the tools of tech­ I beliJve it to be a, national nology but must also provide 'shame that school teachers are , them with guidelines on how not paid commensurately with and when to use these tools. comparably educated persons in Technology can make a better'

the pri~ate sector. Politicians, life but students must realize who claim to be public servants, that it can never produce a have feathered their own nests computer with the adaptability with little regard for teachers. and innovative potential of a But realistically, money plays human being. a part 'in. the decision-making Perhaps the two' greatest process with respect to career breakthroughs in the past half century have been the develop­ selections and potentially excel­ lent teachers are continually be­ ment of the microchip and the isolation of. the gene. ing lost to more lucrative'voca­ tions. . These breakthroughs came Teachers are underpaid because through a'pplication of mathe­ their services are in general. matical formulae discovered in underval'ued. the 1930s, at which time there But t~ere is one sector of our was no thought of their possible

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application to computers or the DNA model. There is always a degree of unpredictability with human be­ ings, totally unlike the program­ med world of the computer. Mill~nnia ago, someone invented the wheel and the world changed. Those men and' women who have built our civilization were not always motivated by the dol­ lar bill. Unfortunately, those who have followed them and have capitalized on' their dis- " coveries have rarely possessed moral vision. Money' spent on high-tech products, for instance, probably would never go instead to alle­ viate Third World problems. Schools have always been

made the scapegoat for whatever

spcial ills plague our young peo­

ple. But the nightmarish scen­

ario I envision is worse than that of George Orwell's novel, "1984." In it, computers will replace slaves and man in his turn will be enslaved to a handful of ex­ perts completely in control of human destinies. This horren­

dous forecast is not far from be­

ing fulfilled. Can our teachers

playa role in rescuing our youth from it? "


THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Sept. 9, 1983

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Family Night

Praying A weekly at-home program for families

sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Family Ministry .while waiting

Anniversaries mean memories. The family may wish to remem­ ber the date of the move to a particular house and celebrate that anniversary. The anniver­ saries of particular family friend­ ships are fun to celebrate. Anni­ versary remembering can be a time of sadness, soch as recall­ ing the death of a family mem­ ber or friend. It's important to be open to grieving together on the anniversary of the death of a loved one. There are wedding anniversaries and graduation an­ niversaries. There are anniver­ saries of getting a driver's license, learning to swim or ride a bike, the first date, taking a trip, or getting your first job. Some anniversaries, of course, are more important than others. Which anniversaries do you wish to remember? MOM AND DAD'S WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

OPENING PRAYER Dear Father in heaven, our family thanks you for this past year and for how beautifully interwoven our lives are. You have given us the materials to build our lives together in you. These are our laughter, our tears, our joys, our sorrows, our suc­ cesses, and our failures. Father, thank you for this marriage and for all its fruits. Bless this special Family Night. Amen.

TO THINK ABOUT

When Jesus wanted to tell us about his love for his Church, he spoke of a man's love for his bride. The ancient Israelites re­ ferred to themselves as the spouse of God. Could the Scrip­ tures have found a more mean­ ingful way to impress on us the sacredness of marriage?

repeat that promise and take you as God's greatest gift to me. For now and always, we' share one life in Christ. (Place ring on his/her finger.) Other spouse then says and does the same. Together the family prays The Lord's Prayer.

SNACK TIME An anniversary cake.

ACTIVITY IDEAS RENEWAL OF WEDDING PROMISES Materials: a pretty table cloth, candles, flowers, small dish. Mom's and Dad's wedding rings, Bible. Everyone gather around the table set with flowers, candles, and Mom's and Dad's wedding rings in a small dish. Read aloud Genesis 2:18-24 and then Ephesians .5:25-33. Then play or sing a favorite love song. The exchange of rings now takes place. Mom and Dad may use the following words or com­ pose their own: . .. I married you years ago and I circled your finger with this wedding band as the pledge of my faithfulness and great love for you. Now I

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'Mom and Dad tell about how they first met and then how they became en­ gaged. - Mom and Dad share their favorite memo!)' from their wedding day. - Mom and Dad share the funniest thing that hap­ pened to them at their wedding.

CLOS'ING PRAYER . (Prayed by the husband and wife) Jesus, thank you for making weddings so special by your first miracle at Cana. Bless our mar­ riage this next year and help us to witness to our 'family and to the world what a Christian mar­ riage means. We love you, Jesus. . and thank you for this anniversary. Amen.

A touching family

There's a theory that each of us needs a minimum of three hugs daily in order to survive emotionally. I haven't gone into keeping a hug log on the refrigerator as I un­ derstand some groups recom­ mend, but I do agree there's a hunger in families for more bodily contact, for touching. Yet families who need most to touch are often those who find it most difficult. "I'm not going to run around hugging everyone," a mother said defiantly at a workshop, as if this is the only way to meet children's intimacy needs. Hug­ ging can be artificial. It's be­ come as common as the hand­ shake in our culture and I, for one, frequently find it awkward, especially hugging people I've never met. I happened to be writing in a conference room adjacent to one which .hosted a hug therapy group once and it was quite a scene. There was a 10 minute lecture on the value of hugging and the remainder of the hour was spent by participants' hug­ ging one another long and close. I hate to think that to get our skin hungers met we have to join a class. We should be get­

ting it at ·home. There are loads of ways to hug in the family. Some men love to wrestle with their kids, surely one of the most popular dad/child games ever invented. It sure beats Monopoly for in­ timacy. If dads only guessed how much good parenting goes on a playful wrestling match, they'd do more of it. It's good for them, . to boot. For some it's the only exercise they get. It's easy to touch when kids are little. They sit on our laps and hang around our necks. Sometimes we long to get away from their touch. But as they get older, lap sitting and wrest­ ling matches disappear and we need new forms of meeting old touching needs. Back rubs are another good way to hug. I don't know any­ one who doesn't like to have his or her back rubbed, scratched, or kneaded. It doesn't have to be scheduled, either. The best back rubs are those, surprises when one is sprawled on the floor in front of TV. Some fami­ lies give back rubs for gifts ­ a coupon for so many back rubs in the Christmas stocking 'or

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is through reading. A book, a child and a parent's or grand­ parent's arm draped around the shoulder furnishes a comfortable intimacy for which we all long. Reading specialist Nancy Lar­ rick writes in A Parent's Guide to Children's Reading: "When you have read a.loud to a child a great deal, you will understand what delight it gives him. And, if you are completely honest, you will admit you have enjoyed it just as much. Few activities create a warmer Jlelationship between child and grownup than reading aloud. It is deeply flat­ tering to be read to and have the undivided attention of an adult." Reading, wrestling, a squeeze on the shoulder, a back rub, a tousling of hair, dancing, touch football - these are all forms of hugging. A popular bumper sticker asks, "Have you hugged your child today?" For families who find that difficult I suggest translating it to, "Have you touched your family today?"

A reader told me she has discovered a productive way to' fill time spent waiting ­ waiting for the train or the

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L, we do, for our schools, our friends, our freedom, our oppor­ tunities. Thank you for our diffi­ culties, and help us to use them to grow spiritually." Thus did the woman raise her mind and heart to God at the bus stop. Soon the bus arrived. She read a newspaper on the bus. When she got to where she was going, she had to wait half a minute for an elevator. Standing beside her was a bent old man in a baggy suit. She said a prayer for him. Sounds good to me. I'm going to pray while waiting, too, es­ pecially in traffic jams. I've al­ ways cursed in traffic jams. Praying will be a big change for the better. I identify with the woman. Waiting wears me down. I can't stand staqding still. I'm always in a hurry even when I'm not going anywhere. I'm invari­ ably early for non-appointments. I don't know where I think I'm going in such a sweat. I sure don't have much to show for being so busy. As poor as I am at prayer, my (eeble attempts have convinced me that· it is the only path to peace. Peace of soul, peace with neighbors, world peace can only come from opening our minds and hearts to God, I believe. Prayer can transform us, and transform the world. If we pray while we wait, and if we share this spiritual practice with others, wonders will result.

bus, waiting on line in the bank or supermarket, waiting to pick up the kids after a music lesson or basketball practice, waiting for whatever. "I pray while I wait," she said in a recent letter. She said she always hated to wait. The time seemed wasted. It was aggravating not to be do­ ing anything. She resented being tied down to doing nothirig, how­ ever briefly. "Even waiting for an elevator made me uncomfortable," she said. "I could feel myself frown­ ing if an elevator didn't come right away. I got tense and agi­ tated. Any kind of waiting up­ set me." She heard someone speak about prayer. The speaker said that prayer is simply opening the mind and heart to God. This came from a book called "Open­ ing to God" by a Jesuit priest named Thomas H. Green. This simple definition was a revela­ tion to the woman because she had always complicated prayer. She always tried to concentrate on every single word when she said the Our Father or the Hail Mary. She concentrated so hard on concentrating that she couldn't concentrate on praying. She quit prayer for long periods because of the frustration. "When I heard that prayer is opening the mind and heart to God, I felt hopeful," she told me. "I said to myself: I can do that. I can' open my mind' and heart to God. I can contemplate the wonder and order of the world. I can feel awed by the miracle of my existence, by the September 10 miracle of all human existenee. Rt. Rev. Felix S. Childs, Pas­ I can thank God for my life, and for Emeritus, 1969, Sacred Heart, for the lives of my loved ones. I Fall River can be grateful for being." Rer. Hugo Dylla, Pastor, 1966, But in the rush of daily life, St. Stanislaus, Fall River with its boresome chores and nagging responsibilities; its fam­ September 12 Rev. John J. Galvin, Assistant, ily squabbles and money worries, its emotional lows and spiritual 1962, SS. Peter and Paul, FaIl setbacks, where and when would River she find the time to open her September 13 mind and heart to God? "I Rev. Charles A. J. Donovan, couldn't possibly squeeze it in." . Pastor, 1949, Immaculate Con­ The thought struck her ~ ception, North Easton possibly from Heaven - that she could tum a liability into an September 14 asset by praying while waiting. 'Rev. Stanislaus J. Ryczek, Re­ A lot of life, even a busy life, is tired, 1982, Lauderhills, Florida spent waiting. Instead of fretting September 15 and fuming, why not use this Rev. Henry J. Mussely, Pastor, time to pray? 1934, St. John Baptist, Fall River ."I was waiting for a bus, look­ Rev. Brendan McNally, S.J., ing at my watch every few sec­ 1958, Holy Cross College, Wor­ onds and shuffling my feet, and cester, Mass. then all of a sudden I began to Rev. John J. Casey, Pastor, pray," she said. "I thanked God 1969, Immaculate Conception, for the day, even though it was North Easton hot and muggy. Thank you, God, for this day, I said, and thank September 16 you for my life. Thank you for Rt. Rev. Jean A. Prevost, my husband and children. Thank P.A., P.R., Pastor, 1925, Notr~ you for our home, for the work Dame, Fall River

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ordination . . . is absolutely;in- :' in cases of necessity, can' be compatible with the, faithils 'it validly consecrated by baptized has been handeddoWnj'.' ,persons who are not ordained The reason this',VIew is \\frqng, ',' :priests, cannot be reconciled it said, is that "notoniy does it 'with' the : doctrine of Lateran Council" IV and Vatican II," the deny the power conferred on 1975 declaration said. That declaration did not, how­ priests but it undermines the en­ tire apostolic, structure of, the church and 'distorts the, sacra­ ever, analyze that view in detail or argue the doctrinal and theo­ men'tal economy of salvation it­ ' logical reasons for repudiating self." it. ' Another doctrinal congregation The apostolicity of the church does not mean that all believers declaration in 1973, also directed against the teachings of Father are, apostles, not even in a col­ lectivesepse, and no community Kung, although it did not 'men­ has tllElpOWer to confer apos­ tion him by name, addressed the tol~c mInistry which is essenti­ issue in slightly greater detail, ally bestowed by the Lord him­ but not as thoroughly as the latest document. self," the congregati?n said. "This apostolic succession "Only the priest can act, in, which constitutes' the entire the person of Christ and preside church as apostolic is part of over and perform the sacrificial the living tradition which has banquet in- which lhe people of been for the church, from the be­ God are united with the obliga­ ginning, ,and continues to be, tion of Christ," the 1973 declara­ her particular form of life," the tion said. . congregation added. "And so, those who cite isolated texts of Scripture in opposition to this living tradition, in trying to justi­ fy new structures, have strayed from the truth." The letter released Sept. 8 was not the first time the doctrinal congregation has rejected views that the Eucharist can be cele­ I brated without an ordained priest under certain circumstances. In a declaration dated Feb. 15, 1975, responding specific­ ally to views proposed by the Swiss-born theologian, Fath'er Hans Kung, ihe congregation

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By Tracy Early cording to an unnamed source I . (C) C d' I quoted in a New York Times NEW Y9RK N profile. ar lOa While not necessarily en­ Terence <;:oo~e of New Yor~, whose bout With acute leukemia dorsing that judgment, Father was rev.e~~ed Aug. 26, has been 'James Vaughey, education comp­ an admlDlstrator who delegated troller' and others said the car­ a. great .deal of auth?rity, in.ter­ dinal' carefully studies reports ~'Ie~s With some of ~IS key aides submitted to him. He comeS to lOdlcate., . meetings prepared to discuss . The result IS that ~he Arch­ them and take suggestions a step diocese of New York Will be able or two further they say to function smoothly ev~n though the. cardinal is seei\lg As a result.of Cardmal Cooke s only a few offiCials while receiv­ v.:0rk, th~ pro~ram of the a~ch­ ing care at his residence~ diocese IS sohdly b~sed,. aides Accordi~g to 'Msgr. ,John re~ark. When . lOfl.attonary Healy, archdiocesan education p.rlces and the dechne 10 voca­ tlO~S..threaten:d many church secretary, ; Cardinal Cooke gen­ erally expected officials to carry acttvl~les CardlO~1 Co~k~. c~me out their tesponsibilities on' their up With a stre~m o~ IDlttabves own and gave them full backing t~ assure contlOuatlon of ser­ as' they 'did so. vices. Cardinal Cooke also recog­ Msgr. Murray said that when religious that the years orders found they could nized, aides said , ' following : the' Second Vatican no longer operate some of their Council demanded a style of ~nstitutions, the cardinal develop­ leadership; that involved niore ed. strong lay boards to assume consultation. Not only does the the responsibility. When schools were threatened, cardinal himself consult and listen carefully, they said, but - Cardinal Cooke decided that the he expect$ his staff ·'to do like­ church could not abandon its wise. : ministry, and in particular could "We've: been working out a not· leave the inner city, said bail fund~" said Msgr. James Msgr. Healy. So plans were de­ Murray, executive director of vised for bringing resources of Catholic Charities. "So I've been more affluent parishes to the aid checking out 'our plans with the of poor parishes and for raising prison chaplains. I know if I inner city scholarship funds. As head of an archdiocese en­ didn't the: cardinal would say, compassing diverse and contra­ "Jimmy, didn't you ask the chap­ lains about this?'" " dictory views Cardinal Cooke weekly! one-hour staff meet­ ' has sought to avoid polarizing ings always included time for statements or gestures. For one everyone to bring up whatever thing, he is U.S. military vicar, they wished, added Msgr. Healy. but his archdiocese also includes, But while the cardinal dele­ the' main center of the Catholic gated responsibility he also' has Worker Movement. Also based' within the arch­ not lackedl attention to ,adminis­ trative detail. Though many diocese are such diverse individ­ uals and groups as Jesuit Father clergymen:' complain about ad­ ministrative duties, Cardinal Daniel Berrigan and conserva­ Cooke appears to have a real tive spokesman William F. Buck­ appetite for it. . ley Jr., the Maryknoll order and a group that sponsors an annua~ "He loves annual reports," ac­ j

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (NC) - Cour­ age, a support group for Cath­ .olic homosexuals who want to remail) chaste, has opened a chapter in St. Louis, its second in the nation. Archbishop John L May of St. Louis approved formation of the group, according to Msgr. Ed­ ward O'Donnell, vicar general. Five people attended the Aug. 3 opening Mass of Courage-St. Louis, celebrated by Dominican Father Benedict Ashley its chap­ lain. Courage meetings are intend­ ed to provide opportunities for ' homosexual Catholics who want to remain chaste - to develop "sincere non-genital friendships," a press statement said. The first Courage chapter was formed with approval of the Archdiocese of New York in 1980 in New York City by Father John F. Harvey, an Oblate of· St. Francis ae Sales, according to an archdiocesan spokesman. Father Kevin Colleran, vice­ chancellor, said the New York meetings attract about 20 people a week. Inspiration for organizing Courage was credited to Pope John Paul II's statement to U.S. bishops in Chicago in 1979 in which he endorsed their stand on homosexuality: "Homosexual activity . . . as distinguished from homosexual orientation is wrong.."

memorial Mass for the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.). And in a city that is the prin­ cipal center of U.S. Jewish life, Cardinal Cooke works for bt:tter Catholic-Jewish relations. But as president of the Catholic Neal' East Welfare Association he helps Arabs of the Middle East and has urged -a homeland for the Palestinians. Not only blacks and Hispanics but also Ukranians, Poles, ital­ ians, Croatians, Chinese and numerous other ethnic groups, including Cardinal Cooke's fel­ low Irish, contend fiercely for their causes. . Archdiocesan officials also have been impressed with Car­ dinal Cooke's informal manner around, them. In the staif dining room, they say, he speaks to everyone, stands in line to serve himself, often invites some priest to eat with him and always goes back to thank kitchen work~s.. Whereas his predecessor, Car­ dinal Francis Spellman, called priests father or monsignor, they say, Cardinal Cooke calls them by their first names. Aides also say they learned from Cardinal Cooke that they should work hard. Before his ill­ ness Cardinal Cooke was often working or on the phone until midnight.

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CHICAGO (NC) A new newsletter for parishes, "U.S. Parish," wiD be distributed free by' the Claretian Fathers and Brothers a~ng to Father Mark J. Brummel, editor of CIaretian Publications. One copy of the newsletter will be sent without cost each month to every Catholic ~ in the United States. It is being subsidized by the Clare~ to encourage lay' involvement in palish Ininistry and to Mroduce par1shio~ to the ClaretiaDs' oth~ publieations. The pubHcation cannot be bought but par_ ishes are encouraged to photocopy it.or route it to those who would be interested in its contents. ' . U.S. Parish is designed as "the ~er that makes good par. ishes &uer," Father Brummel said. "Parishes are people, and

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-tria's government. All, eyeDts ,.of· the four-day program ~he,luled for Vien,. na, except for a visit on the clos)~ ipg' day to the Marian shrine at MarJazel1c 78 miles to the south. • There the pope will celebrate a Mass for Austrian priests, nuns, brothers arid seminarians. He also plans to visit the tomb of Hunprian Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, who died .in Austria in 1975. The cardinal had been ,exiled from his homeland by ~mmunist authorities.

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Unity was the ~focus as thousands of married couples gathered for the 1983 Woddwide Mar· riage ~ter convention under the theme "That We May Be One," held simaltaneously at three sites. in' the United States. In Philadelphta, St. Louis, and Hayward. C8Iif., couples who had previously participated. in Marriage Encounter weekends examined their own marriages and their roles in the church and the Encounter movement. Marriage Encounter weekends are given throughout the wOrld by priests and couples. They encourage c01,lples to examine themselves, their. relationships and the place of God in their marriage. . The August conventions in~ cluded presentations on belonging, forgiveness, dialogue, intimacy and unity. In Phifadelphfa, more than 1,500 couples from eastern states met at the Philadelphia Civic Center, where local' resi· dents and visitors hung homemade banners with lines like "Boston County Lovers Lead The Way," "Live the Possible Dream Akron, Ohio" and "Living Our Vows Everyday." Couples listened to presentation,. wrote "love notes" to each other, "dialogued" (an Encounter, technique aimed at improviDg communication ra ed and shared potluck dinners. They also listened to Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia as he addressed the group at Sunday's closing Mass, which more than 100 priests concelebrated. "Your mission is to form and to deepen your families as communities of love." Cardinal KroI said. "You are to be in the ser· vice of life. You are to participate and to make real the concept that all mankind is the family I of God. You are to share in the life and the mission of the

church by spreading the Good News," More than 1,250 Midwest couples attended the St.

Louis convention, Following a schedule identical to the other l~tions, sessions focused on relationshiPs, the saCrament of it relates to the marriage church,' and Marriage Encounter as a movement: .;' ~e session by 'Father Jim Bergin of Epworth, Iowa, and Dick and'Carole I...ensing of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, discussed a "call to di81ogue" in relationships. Mrs. LensIng said when she and her husband chose to share feelings "we cJiscovered 1Il0re and more about each other. We had fallen into a trap and ~dn't talk about our feelings before (the Encounter weekend)." she said. On marriage as- a sacrament, Father Gary Breig of Villa Ridge, Mo., termed Marriage and Holy Orders ~ "building c:hUl'Ch." This. be said, involves "reaching out to those who are ~ and need to' be beard and cared for." ~ther site for the Worldwide Marriage Encounter was the campus of California State University at Hayward, a suburb of Qakland. Calif., where nearly 2,500 couples attended the three· day conference. Bishop John S. Cummins of Oakland celebrated Mass. stressing ~ 11;1 his homily on the Gospe of the'Day. "You, today, here, Would' find that dir~ toward unity congenial beCause in the .tradition . of the church 'the singular illustration, as well as instruction, in the unity of God in and with His people is the sacrament of marriage. ,"This weekend no doubt has been the renewal of the conviction that your' vocation is a splendid one, so much so that it is gives meaning to every moment of life," the bi,shop told the couples.

the quality of the parish depends on the involvement of people in the life of the pariSJL" The current issue includes

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passlo~ and said its maturation- "an enormous cost" accom~ now is a sharing in Christ's res- the postconciliar renewal oi re. sutreetion. '. ligiolD ute~ including a "striking The study"s' intent to, extend numerical disintegration" in reo the dialogue amon, .religious to ligious orders and a host of tenthe bishops and churcb at large, sions and problems that -accomhe said, is c:r'IU:ial for religious ~nied this. -"At the same time," he said, "both to explain the achievementa 0 fthe past 20 years (and) "American. sisters were exposed to receive " serioUl, supportive to an unPfecedtlnted level of misand critical challenge:", ,representation and attack from The archbishop, after speak- both the right and the left. ing to the major superiors, field. "Sisters who had for so long eel questions and Ustened to com-' lived as the object of an almost menta and criticisms for an hour uncritical awe within the church, and a half, twice the time sched- now were: exposed to thrill aculed for the floor discussion. eusations that' their catec:h~cs 'The session was closed to the were destroying the church, that press, but Archbishop Quinn and their every change was a bethe outgoing LCWR president. trayai of their heritage, that they Sister Helen Flaherty of the Sis- .had become worldly, comprised ters of Charity of Cincinnati, women who. deserved their own "1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111ft 111111111111111111011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111", held a news conference after- deCline. Or frOhl the left came -suggestions ,that religious life ward. ·The Building B k Youth Group In his talk, which was re- .could only attract the seXually leased to the press, the arch- stunted, the socially and econ5 T: J A C Q II E S - TAU N TON bishop said he had appointed a omical'y insecure, an unenlight- PROUDLY RESENTScommittee of religious to work enect and declining remnant with the commission of bishops from a dated churc,h." THE ION P LeE BilND "in a collaborative effort to fosThere are circles," the archIN A VERY SPE IAL CONCERT ter and encourage religious life bishop added, "in which to be in any way that is open to us." a woman religious today is to Sundqy, Sept. 1 - 2:00 P.M. Setting a, theological frame- walk into an atmosphere of the work for the work of the com- joke balf-told, of suspicion or Memorial Park· Rte. 38· Somerset Ave. mission, 'the archbishop told the uncotlsicious arrogance someTAUNTO , MASS. superiors that their greatest ac- times on the part of clerics, of complishment since the Second the question that waita for no ADMISSION FREE (D nations Accepted) Vatican Council haB been.simply answer, of the unrelenting and RAIN LOCATION ••• SACRED HEART CtJURCH, TAUNTON "living i~ 'fi4elity to your voca- constant demand~ for j1.t9tifiea~ tion" through tension,' turmoil tion." - Food and Rel,es ments on Sale Arehbishop Quinn noted hisand attacks. ~ . Bring Yo i Blanlcet! He spoke of the sisters' efforts torical parallels in which periods of the greatest Vitality' of reli::,IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRlIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIlIlllIlllllIIlIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRIIIII1IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIHIIIIIIUIIIUlllllUIIIS at post conciliar renewal and of the identity crises, numerical de- gious life in the church fonow~ clines in vocations and other periods in which religious orders problems that accompanied, re- had faced' some of their deepest newal . as an experience of crises. Christ's passion and cross. But' And from the perspective of it is preeisely that religious' ex- faith, he said, the understanding perience, he said, that is. now. of religious life as "essentialJy the source of a new'depth and sacramental" requires the acvitality among women .Religious. ceptance of the passion and the Setting a possible tone for the, cross as a p.relude to the resur/work, the prelate suggested that rection. / relig~ous have borne' the brunt - He said communication will of the "hard and demanding be the key to the commissions years ~ince the Vatican Council" study. "It is only in this context .that but are now in a position to be one of the most dynamic and we can ask ourselves the genlife-giving forces in the church. uinely hard questions which bear The thrust of the commission's upon the future of religious life task, he said, is to begin a ciia· in the United S18tes," he added. logue between bishops and re"One of the key questions, ligious so that "thr{)ugh the which the pope singles out as

bishop John R. Quinn of San Francisco head of the Vaticanmandated' commission to study religious life in the United ~tates, defended the commission before the women religious superiors of the United' States Aug. 16. "What the Holy See is asking for is an extension of a dialogue" of men and women Religious with the bishops and church as a whole, be said. Atchbishop Quinn led a special'. session midway through the Aug. 14-18 national assembly of the Leadership ,Conference of Women Religious, the national organization of superiors of women's religious orders, to ad. dress their concerns about the

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MEN AND WOME~ religioUsbave questions about a Vatican study'of religious life in the U.S., '8uouneed in June. Their concerns were addressed recently by two-.mnission members. (NC Photos)

Archbishop Thmas C. Kelly of Louisville. Ky., responded to a mixture of skeptical, contused, angry, supportive and bopeful qUestions about the commission by the nation's male religi~us superiors at an informal question-answer meeting. The meeting was a special evening session during the assembly of the superiors' national organization, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, which met Aug. 712 at BOston College. The commission, whose formation by Pope John .Paul II was announced June 24, has been given'a general mandate to help U.s'. bishops work better with religious orders_ and to seek to reverse the decline in U.S. vocations to the religious life. Headed by Archbishop John

R. Quinn of San Francisco, its other members are Archbishop Keny and Bishop Raymond lessard of Savannah, Ga. Joining Archbishop Kelly to discuss the meaning of the pope's directives for American reliKious .priests and brothers were two members of a committee of Religious appointed to assist the commiuion: Fath~r Alan McCoy, former provincial of the Franciscans in CalifQrnia and past president of the CMCM, and Brother Thomas More Page, former superior general. of the Xaverian Brothers and former CMSM executive secretary. The greatest concern expressed by the superiors at the meeting was tliat the commission represents what one called "Roman interventionism" - that it has been set up as a watchdog agency to deal with Religious who stray from church norms or that it is a sign that the pope feels something is. wrong ~ith religious life in the United '", States.

posed, saying the process seemed backward. "Fit'§t w! llAva a Mnet6bt document and now we have dia- . logue?" asked one participant. "I wish we' had known it was coming and could have dhtlogued before something.so solid came dC)wn," Another' concern expressed by CMSM members was that the new Vatican summary of guidelines for religious life. issued at the' pope's request in conjunctiOn with the commi~on's formation. may be too rigid structurally ancI too uDtiting in its definitions Of the apostolatea and charisms of different, orders. One parUcJpant, however, suggested a strieter definitiOn of· religfous1ife coUld help end some confusion amoqg the laity as to the roles of religious orders. A:rchbishop gelly and his copanelists indicated a certain confusion within the commission itself lUI to its precise role. The three bishops plan to visit Rome in tete August and early september to meet with Vatican officials and clarify what the Vatican expects of the commission. The panelists emphasized. however, that their goal was to create· a productive dialogue among the ,U.S. bishops, U.s. religious and Rome.

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to the reHglous life. He call this one of the profound issue on whleh we must communicate,' Archbishop Quinn admitt . that "it woUld be unrealistic t elg)eCt of this renewed effort a communication that all disagree ments would cease and aU mis understandings be erased." But. he said. stronger than th differences' existing in the churc is "what we share together. Fo if members of the church can not wOrk together to-' reconcil our histories and our differences how can we possibly preach for giveness and reconciliation to world whose checkered historie and diff-erences beggar those i the church by eomparison,' During the news conference Archbishop Quinn said his ex change with the major superio "was for me a very positive experience . . . and quite encouraging." Ask~ what major concerns surfaced during the closed .ses. sion, the archbishop said h sensed real anxiety on the part of the sisters whether the Vati· can's directives will be interpreted "blindly or .with flexibility," Sister Flaherty, picking up on the VatiCan's concern over diminishing vocations to the religious .life, said most major- superi~rs do no~" agree with an (lmPbasis on the negative ..peetS of the decline, especially the link to the secularization of religious life. "We'see the decline as a positive part of the trend toward greater participation by the laity in the ministry of the church," she said. "It's not a numbers game," she added, "We want to get away from that," Archbishop Quinn said men and women religious of the

United States were. singled out for the Vatican study because of their ';vas~ far-reaching dUence" on· the church around the world. Sister Flaherty said the growing influence of American \,\'0men religious is due, at least in part, to the women's movement in the United States. She said this has brought about a new awareness of their gifts, talents, and power te be recognized and heard. . Archbishop Quinn admitted that the Vatican's intentions for the stUdy' cominission are still unclear in 80qle areas. On, the wearing of religious habits, he said, "this has not been Ulterpreted, but I don't consider it a fundamental queStton." . Sister ~aberty, one of. the vast majority of. American nuns who has abandoned the traditional habit, said most superiors do oot view the habit as an "essential" of reliBious Ufe. . "Public witness is the _en· tial we seek in our ministry to the poor, the oppressed, the dis'advantaged • • • and the habit is not a cruclal part of that experience." 'the LCWR president, who .praised .Archbishop Quinn for taking part in the assembly's closed session, which she described as "lively and candid," told reporters she did not hear "any bitterness or detect any chips on the shoQIdtr," Yet, the'concerns were'strong,Iy expressed by many of the .partieipant.s, she said. "After hearing Archbishop Quinn I think I can say that we feel good &,bout the commission," she add~. "In one sense, it opens up a wbole new channel to the American church, an opportunity for us to communicate fully with the bishops and. the church. I see a lot of hope and trust in the women here,"

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A relationship with the handicapped not only will reveal hidden love, but it also ,!lill reveal the dark and sinful areas of th&t person, he said. People sometimes will end a friendship with the handicapped to avoid cortfronting this side of themselves, Vanier said. "It is agony to touch th~ place of pain," he said. "But the place of pain is also the place of healing."· , I~ an interview with the 11\-

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Historic parley Continued f~om page one the electors, and a majority of at least 111 voters is required for the election of a superior general. Unlike popes, the man chosen as head of the Jesuits has no right to refuse the post. . Before the announcement of the new superior general can be made to those outside the gen­ eral congregation, Pope John Paul must be informed of the vote "as a courtesy," the Jesuit official said. Because the pope may be in Austria at the time of the Jesuit election, the messenger usually sent to inform the pope at the Vatican might have to be re­ placed by the modem means of a telephone call, he added. U. S. Jesuits Thirty-five U.S. Jesuits are participating in the meeting. The 5,100 U.S. Jesuits, split into 10 provinces, elected 33 delegates. . Two other U.S. Jesuits were invited because of their posts within the society. They are Father Vincent' O'Keefe, an as­ sistant superior general, and Father Gerald R. Sheahan, Jesuit regIonal assistant for America. Of the 33 elected delegates, only 30 can vote for a superior general, in keeping with Jesuit by-laws which state that only three people can be elected to choose a superior general by each province. The extra three delegates are from the New York province, which because of its size was granted permission to elect six representatives, three of which may vote for superior general. All can participate in other votes. Father O'Keefe, because of his position, also can vote for a su­ perior general, but Father Shea­ han cannot. Two non-U.S. Jesuits who work in the United States are also delegates. They are Father William F. Ryan, provincial for upper Canada and director of the Center of Concern in Wash­ ington, and Father -Frans J. Van Beeck of Holland, who teaches theology at Boston College. . At a Sept. 2 Mass opening the historic meeting: 'Pope John Paul II asked members of the Society to be "contemplatives in action" and to promote ecumenism and social justice. Welcoming the pope to the Jesuit headquarters, 500 yards from the Vatican, was Father Deua.. Speaking for nearly 10 minutes in Latin without a text, Father .oezza said that soon after founding the order in the 16th century, St. Ignatius of Loyola came to Rome to ask Pope Paul UI how his men might best serve the pontiff. "We too, ~n our way," said Father Dezza, "come as their successors... We approach your holiness for instructions and a mission." Pope John Paul responded by preaching a 37-minute homily in four languages-Italian, French,

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Speaking of the special vow of obedience to -the pope, which Jesuits may be invited to make by their superiors after they have been in the order at least 10 years and after they have completed a high degree of theo­ logical and philosophical educa­ tion and have shown spiritual and apostolic prowess, the pon­ tiff said that "it certainly does not tend to restrain generosity, but only tends to ensure a sphere of action that is more profound and more vast." The pope also called for lives of mortification, so that "the austerity of poor and simple liv­ ing might be the sign that your sole treasure is Christ." To Father Arrupe,. who sat in the sanctuary throughout the Mass, the pope expressed his "gratitude for having continued to sustain the society with his example, with his prayer, with his sufferings." Before his 1981 stroke, Father Arrupe had asked the pope to be allowed to become 'the first Jesuit in history to resign as \, superior general. IBut he acceded \. to a papal request that fie con­ BILL 'BIRD in bis policeman's uniform and as Pope John Paul II. (NC/UPI Photos) tinue as head of the order. A touching moment in the Mass came when the aging and ailing general walked haltingly to the altar, assisted by a priest, VATICAN CIY (NC) The reply, according to Bird, handicapped people. to receive the sign of peace Courtesy doesn't always pay, as read: "The Holy Father wishes "I was literally overwhelmed from the pope. the Vatican discovered in the you to know that he appreciates by the enthusiasm of the people Father Arrupe, his face ra­ case of a British policeman who the sentiments which prompted I met," said Bird, a Catholic. diant with a wide and peaceful bears a remarkable resemblance you to write to him and thanks Bird said money from the sale smile, was wrapped in a warm , to Pope John Paul II: you very much for the photo­ of pictures of him in papal robes embrace by the broad-shouldered The policeman, 50-year-old graphs. He invokes God's bless­ will go to charitable causes. pontiff. Bill Bird of Liverpool, England, ings on you." But when Father Pierfranco The pope, Father Dezza and tent the pope photographs of It was a standard reply, a Pastore, Vatican press spokes­ 55-year-old Ualian Father Jo­ himself and asked permission to courtesy extended to the hund­ man, 'was asked whether Bird seph Pittau, chosen by the pope wear papal robes at public func­ reds of' people who write every had Vatican permission for his two years ago to assist Fatht'r tions to raise money for chari­ day to the pope. project, his response was brief. Dezza in readying the order for, table causes. their congregation, were the But Bird took it as papal ap­ "I deny in the most absolute Bird received a courtesy letter principal concelebrants. almost immediately signed, he proval of his project, and ap­ way that the authorization of Father Pittau, for years a pop­ said, by a monsignor on the peared in Liverpool dressed as which Mr. Bill Bird speaks has ular president of Japan's Sophia ,vatican staff.. the pope at a gathering of 60 ever been given," he said. University, is considered by many Jesuits as the man most likely to succeed Father iArrupe as superior general. Continued from page one Way, a diocesan hospice for homeless alcoholic men on Wor­ cester's East Side. Msgr. Harrington helped found ROUTE 6--between Fall River and New Bedford the hospice' in 1957 when he was an assistant in the Catholic One of Southern New England's Finest Facilities

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Sept. 9, 1983

By Thomas P. McDonnell its campus rebellion and the en­ , , suing national consensus against I recently reviewed Michael the war in Vietnam' the seventies Novak's new book, "Confession for its self-fulfi1lin~ interests and of a Catholic." In my review I gradual return to campus nor­ indicated I hoped ~hat, Novak's malcy and- calculated expecta­ co~temp?ra~ exercise 10 apolo- tions; and now at this point the getlcs might ~ntrod~c7 ,a r~newal eighties seem to promise us an of the Catholic senslblhty 10 Am- age of the cQIJlputer and the erica. robotization, if not the loboto­ -Don't get me wrong, as they mization of the individual. say, for I still. think htthat it It"IS everywhere th e 0 rwe 11'Ian shouId - meamng oug t 0 . but in fact that it will not and mark of our, time that we should be exactly like everyone else, or cannot d0 so. We are too far . -thO ' t to have that we "should at least espouse gone 1O. IS coun ry l'k e of Cath the received attitudes duly hand­. anythmg' I e a sens . ed down to us by the authorl­ ohc culture anymore. tarIan ' c1erk s 0 f th e 'I l'b era1 es t ab . As postconciliar American lishment. Catholics, we do not even know what we had once achieved in .'n such an atmosphe~e, I Catholic arts lind ,letters just be- might ,have k~o~n that Mlcha~1 fore and after our preconciliar Novak s meditation of the NI­ cene Creed would' be taken by t In any event , A'mer'can pas. I h f' I I'b I Catholic culture is certainly not t e. pro essl~na .I era s as a as visible or as cohesive an en- mere stumbli~g blo~k on the tity as it was between the two road to Paradise Engmeered. In such an atmosphere, what you WorId Wars. . t he smv . el'mg an d mean.. 'get IS We are dissemmated and spirited type of review of Mi­ diluted and pluralist enough to chael Novak's book that was be all but indistinguishable from predictably provided by John any other component part of the Deedy in the Boston Sunday culture. I dOUbt, t~at. mor~ than Globe (July 17) and also by Rich­ a dozen co-religlOmsts, 10 the ard Gilman in the New York B,os~on area know. that in .the Times of the very same date _ s~tles there flourIshe.d some· processed, packaged, and dis­

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we had writers that the present made a vI~ue of shdling f?r generation has either forgotten typ~s of ~J1lsnomered n~ns 10 or never knew in the first place: theIr feverIsh p,reoccupatlo~s of Does anyone even now remem- late, all but deliberately mlsrep­ ber that marvelous' short story resents No~ak's use of some ?f writer J. F. Powers? t~e perenmal and therefore stdl \ , h I g h l y usable concepts of St. Do y.ou know what you ve go~ Thomas Aquinas. We would be today mstead of J. F. Powers. much better served by reading Andrew M. Greeley, that's what for ourselves what Novak's ~~lU'vegot, and, Mary Gordon book actually says, and not how mstead of ,Carolme Gordon or Deedy interprets it for himself Flannery 0 Connor. Does any- and the common uses of knee­

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"The Cypresses Believe in God" :places, the generally v.:hacked­ (1956) is by far a greater novel out west coast. Yo~ wdl wa?t of the Spanish revolution than to know a~out IgnatiUs Press In Hemingway's maudlin' and still San FranCISco. ov~rrated "For Whom The Bell All along the eastern seaboard Tolls?" since Vatican Council II's mis­ . . , . appropriated aftermath, the great If FI~nnery 0 Connor Indeed Roman Catholic publishing firms seems likely to last for decades went out of business' one after to come, does anyone now read another _ Sheed and Ward ~e novels of ,our own. Edwin Herder and Herder, among th~ O. Conno~, who wa,~ ~~Id 10 such major ones, and smaller houses hl~h regard by the CrItiC Edmund tumbling by the score. Wd.son? .In poetry,. Brother AnNow comes the blessedly in­ tomnus has long .sl~ce reverted spired Ignatius Press lllaking to the -layman WdliamEverson available to Catholic readers and onc~ a~ain, rediscovering s~n- religious scholars 's,uch titles as SUallty In a. sort o~ embarraSSIng we haven't seen in years: "The second ancient chddhood. Motherhood of the Church," by It is' shattering to realize that Henri de Lubac; "Heart of the a child born on the day that World" (a classic unknown in opened the Second ' Vatican this country), by Hans Urs von Council in Rome (Oct. I, 1962) is Balthasar, etc. If nothing selse, now 20 years old and going to I wish that Michael Novak's college and learning nothing I#1t view of the Creed might send us all about what we say here. all back to Paul Claudel's still We measure time in decades greater meditation, "I Believe in and each decade projects its God" (1963). own peculiar identity and preEven so, a, Catholic revival vailing characteristics: the fifties now seems unlikely when so for its Eisenhower sense- of afflu- many Catholic and ex-Catholic ence, self-satisfaction, and even media types are striving so ar­ its general indifference to the aently against it. I should have common we~fare; the sixties for known. O

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VATICAN CITY(NC) - Pope leadership and professionai de':: John Paul II sent his condolences velopment, and resources. to Cardinal Stephen Kim of Parent education, Saia and' Seoul and the people of / Korea Boyle wrote, "should inspire par­ Sept. 2, the day after a Korean ents to steer their family mission . commercial airliner was shot toward the Chirstian dream ­ ,down over the Soviet Island of Jesus' dream or vision of how Sakhalin. the world can be with every parent's and every child's pasThere were 269 passengers, sionate faith, hope and action." including Rep. Lawrence' Mc­ They said the chureh needs a .Donald (D-Ga.) and at least 50 philosophy of parent education \ other Americans on board the which recognizes parenthood as airliner, which, according to a legitimate wayan adult may monitored transcripts of Soviet be evangelized. They also called military communications," was for a theology .which defines Ehot down by a Soviet jet parenthood "as a valuable time fjghter. It was enrout~ from to feel tPe presence of God and New York to Seoul, South to experience him through and Korea. I

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to other subjects is needed, he wrote.' "Perhaps there are times when a cour,se in adult literacy in a particlilar place would be ,more religious than a course in the study 'of the Pauline epistles," McKen~ie's essay said. Other essay topics include "Ecclesial Models of Adult Reli­ gious Education," "Ministry With Single IAdults," "Graduate Pro­ grams in Adult Education Minis­ try," a,nd "Parish Bible .Study: Generator of RenewaI:" Neil Parent, representative for adult education in the USCC Education Department, is gen­ eral editor. Conttibutors to "Christian Adulthdod" include educators, diocesan directors of adult edu­ cation and indeperident consult­ ants. C?pies are available from the usec Publishing Services, 1312 M,assachusetts Ave. N.W., Washin~ton, D.C., 20005. ,

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Condolences! In hi~ telegram to Cardinal Kim, the pope said, "Shocked by Thursday's tragedy involving a Korean Icommercial airplane, I send my: heartfelt condolences to you and. the Korean people at this time of intense sorrow. "I especially unite myself to the families and friends of the deceased and ask almighty God to strengthen and sustain them in their: great loss. I join with you and ;all the citizens of your country in earnestly •praying for I peace among the nations of the world," the pope said.

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Not refrigerators LA CROSSE, Wis. (NC) ­ When it comes to sexuality, priests need not be "robots or refrigerators," says Dominican Father Gerald Fath of Hopedale, who counsels priests, brothers and sisters with stress, sexual­ ity and identity problems. Speak­ ing at a Priest Unity Days meet­ ing, Father Fath said that celi­ bacy is a "pearl that comes at a great price." ' A good priest is faithful to his vow of chastity, but that does not mean that the struggle with sexuality ends on the day of or· dination, he said. A priest must accept his sexuality as part of his being, otherwise he will suf­ fer bodily and mental illness and develop spiritual dryness, wam­ ed Father Fath.

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NEW YORK (NC) Ice skating "just kind of happened" to Linda Fratianne as, a young­ ster. She didn't think about skat­ ing until she was invited to a birthday party when she was nine. "I really liked it," she remem­ bered. "But I was one of five children, and my mother didn't want me to ge involved in skat­ ing because it was so expensive." Shortly afterward, however, Miss Fratianne found a pair of skates uder the Christmas tree. "The rest," quipped the diminu­ tiv~ brunette, "is history." Miss Fratianne's history in­ cludes four national skating championships, two world cham­ pionships and silver medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. She is in her fourth year as a professional skater and is appearing in Walt Disney's "Magic Kingdom on Ice." Miss Fratianne, a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Northridge, Calif., has found that performing professionally is quite different from amateur

skating. She said she misses the challenge of competing for med· als but loves the applause and the standing ovations she has received in the Disney show. Instead of doing a precise routine before critical judges and fans, Miss Fratianne now de­ Hghts children and parents with colorful routines performed with pirates, space-age robots and a crew of Disney characters: She said she had a tough time adjusting to that when she be­ gan doing nine ,to 12 shows every six days as a professional. "I' was putting 1,000 percent in every performance, and by Saturday and Sunday the shows were awful," she said. "You have to learn to pace yourself." Her schedule as a youngster was rigorous. Five days a week she would practice from 5:30 to 10 a.m., go to school from 10 to 2 p.m., he on the ice again from 2:30 ,to 5:30 and be in bed by 7:30. "I 'didn't thihk about the pres· sure and the hard schedule until I got out of competitive skating," said Miss Fratianne, who is now

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mIn. By TOlD Lennon Q. What Is the most impor­ tant thing for a successful niar­ rlage? (WIsconsin) A. To get an answer from top-notch experts, I put your question to 12 ,people who have been happily married for 10 years or more. I asked them to give brief, spontaneous answers. As food for your thought, here are the results of my minisurvey. Mike: You can't be bull­ headed and you've got to be able to say, "I'm sorry." . Judy: "Friendship. If you don't know how to be a good, friend, you'll have trouble being a good marriage partner." Ben: ··..Unselfishness and the ability to be patient." Earl: ."Both.. partners, must trust one another." George: "I guess I'd ,say friend­ ship." . Patricia agreed: "I think being friends is the most important thing." Bill: "Patience - m.uch pa­ tience." Andy: Learning that love more often 'means'. giving than' re­ ceiving." , Counting Ann, four people concentrated on communication. . Mary Lou said: '·'You've got to be able to share your thoughts and feelings." Elaine said: "Prayer and com­ munication." Rita commented: "You've got to be able to communic~te and

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I AM SOMEBODY talk '- about . problems and troubles. If you don't air prob­ lems and conflicts, they'll fes­ ter and one day' explode." Those comments came from a wide variety of people _ .. the driver of a beer. truck, a woman who edits a magazine, a college professor of English, a construc­ tion worker and 'a high school principal, among others. Ages ranged from 29 to 63. Now let me suggest a few questions, based on those com­ ments, for my youthful readers to ponder if they look ahea4 to marriage one day. Do. you think love means al­ waYl3 giving and never receiving? Why did three people mention friendship? Aren't marriage and friendship two entirely different things? Can you explain why com­ munication was mentioned most often as the most important in- , gredient .in a 'successful marri­ age? I talked to 12 people before anyone used the word love. Can. you think of any explanation for this? . Finally I invite you to think about which of your friends you think would make a good mar­ riage partner. And then take a good look at yourself. Will you make a good marriage partner? Send comments' and questions to Tom Lennon, 1312 Mass. Ave. N.W., .Washlngt9n, D.C. 20005.

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When a child, I recall an elder­ ,ly priest saying that the Beati­ tudes describe "the happy life." I've never forgotten his look as he said it. / How often did I hear then, the words: "I am poor, but I am happy." Gone are the, days. Happy, too, were the humble, the quiet and gentle people, hap­ py were those who took .loving criticism and bettered them­ .selves, happy were those who hungered and thirsted for good­ ness. Happy were the singleminded; those not disturbed by selfseek­ ing, who suffer with others in their troubles, who willingly suf­ fer for their own convictions. Those who do not go along with the crowd. And what about the peace­ makers? Do they make peace in their homes? In their place of work? In work for social and re­ ligious causes? Do we have peace in our hearts or is it merely ex­ ternal for the world to see? What about the prosecuted? What about us?· Do we shrink

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from ridicule? Do we fear the of others, especially on matters of faith, conscience and principle? Are we willing to be called conservative,' narrow­ minded, liberal, whateyer, for what we believe? Are we willing to be faithful and courageous witnesses whenever we are placed iii this world? . Blessed are the pure in heart. What about them? What about those youth who wish to remain . undefiled by the world? Who are laughed at. What about them? Have you listened to their pain? Blessed are the poor in spirit. .They are disciplined, detached, flexible. They do not wish to mold people, nor do they wish to get rather than give. They give' generously and unselfishly, without thought of praise or recognition. Blessed are they that mourn: because they displease God or they have not lived up to their potential. They are the ones who care about the hidden miseries­ of the world, the truly forgotten. The meek are the misunder­ stood of the world. Some of the meek are the most courageous; opi~ion

1 woke up one mOrning And saw the handwriting on the wall Time was passing me by so fast But 1 wasn't moving at all 'I looked in the mirror And 1 said to myself "To live in this world you got to believe in yourself," Believe in yourself. 1 am somebody Anti the universe is mine I am somebody And the world belongs to me When 1 realized that he was me My life began to change There.was nothing 1 couldn't be If you're listening to this song And your life is going wrong Just look in the mirror And sing this magic song JI am somebody And the world belongs to me

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I. TPRNED TO the soul music charts for this week's song by Glennl Jones, "I Am Somebody." Cons'ider wh~t he says: "To live in this world you got to believe in yotirself.. I am somebody and the universe ,is mine!" While no amount of self-confidenc'e enables us to take on the ,worldi by ourselves, this statementdoes speak truthfully about theiwportance .Cif trust in rone-' self; 1'his builds trust in others and in, God. How, can people strengthen be· lief i~ th~mselves? Talking as· sertively into the mirror, as the song suggests, may help. But

what happens when the mirror image fades away and diffi­ culties mount? Self~belief can be built through learning about our real gifts and abilities. This is done by trying out different activities. Some­ times, however, we are pres· sured to attempt things' that we are unready for. Then, if we do poorly, the experience can erode what self-confidence we possess. Initially we may need to try several activities to determine our true strengths and abilities. From this knowledge we can be­ gin channeling our energies to­

they accept 'the Father's will to . the utrhost of human endurance. They eliminate self-centeredness, using their energies where they should be used. They do not long for notice or publicity. They do not use others nor allow them· selves to be used. Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. are also often misunderstood. They long to see . God kn9wn and loved. They pray to be cleansed from secret faults. They cbme to the Lord's table with tIle request. that he will give th~m out of his bountiful treasur~s' the elements they most n,eed. i Ah, ~e come to the mericiful. This means that if we are to live as: lChristians, the whole world must be our family and all men ~and women our friends. Nothingimore need to be said on tl}is ~or.e! The e~pty vessels are waiting to be (illed. With what shall they bel filled: with the thirst for justice; peace, order, free­ dom? History ,shows that those who str~ggle for these things sometimes get a good view from the cross. . ., . . When I you cry out for solidarity with the whole world, you pay: a price. You venture out like Abraham into. the un- . known. You take your chances.

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'But I think, 'like Bonhoeffer, -that it' is not enough for us to come to' man, in.' his need and weakness. With man's strength and mastery over his world, we face the question whether we can witness to Christ as Prince of Peace at the points of man's strength and self-confidence. To­ day, in the face of the nuclear threat, this need calls out for an increasing response.

Coyle-'Cassidy Fifty years ago it started and today it is still going strong. The Coyle-Cassidy - Student Council is seeing to it that the opening of the fiftieth football season at the Taunon high school does not go u.nnoticed. Council officers Chris Lamb, John Rogers, Mi­ chelle Precourt, and Thomas Shea have been meeting through­ out the summer planning a re­ union and celebration.' Living members of Coyle's first team with their families as well as families of deceased team mem­ bers will join Coach Jim Burns for the festivities. .On Friday night, September 16, 'the jubilarians will enjoy dinner with their teammates be­ fore going ,to Hopewell Park for

ward areas holding promise of success. For instance, some people may discover their athletic abilities are not enough for the high school team. This can be disap­ pointing, but it helps focus posSi­ bilities for extraCurricular acti­ vities. Accepting one's limitations in one field can open a door to suc­ cess in another. Such discovery continues throughout life. Sometimes peo­ ple discover that success in a given field is no longer possible for them, while, surprisingly, what once was difficult becomes easier. For instance, in high school . some people feel insecure speak­ ing before others. But, as they . self-confidence increases, they often lose early anxieties. Many people are surprised 'later in life to realize that they enjoy public speaking. Consequently, .people should not limit their level of self-know­ ledge by past or present experi­ ence. Nor should they form far­ reaching generalizations abou their abilities. Having failed in one area does not make one loser in other areas as well. I fac~; experiences of failure often teach people how to be winners in other areas. I said I wondered if talkin into the mirror helps build self belief. Maybe it can, particul~r ly if we can think of ourselve as winners and concentrate 0 areas where we can do well. Success often leads to more suc cess. Take a look at yourself. Se the promise of a warm, Ioving, win~ing individual! Your comments are welcome Write Charlie MartIn. 1218 S Rotherwood Ave., Evansville Indo 47714.

a public tribute. The next day Coyle will open .us 1983 cam­ paign against Case High of Swansea. It was a Case High team that the 1933 Coyle War­ riors defeated by a score of 13-0 to open a 50-year tradi,tion of athletic excellence. ' Members of the 1933 team from Fall River were Joseph Kirkman, Russ Schneider, John P Callahan, and George Mooney (now living in Sandwich). Two men came from the Attleboro area: Jim Toner and John Val­ lett (Jim now Eves in Falmouth and John in Candia; NH). The rest of the team came from Taunton; Toddy Goldrick, Fred ,Fitzsimmons, John Cleary, Harold Cleary, Joseph Angenola, George Bagge, Dick Bagge, Dan Mulhern, James Sheerin, Jim McGann, George Reilly, Joseph McManus, James McCarthy, Donald Dooley, Jack Daley, John McCarthy, Thomas Sparks, Ed­ mund Poirier, Francis Clemmey, and Howard Dyle. Jim Sheerin, Dick Bagge and Coach Jim Burns are still living in Taunton. George Bagge re­ sides in Ashland, NoH; Tom Sparks in Chatham; Ed Poirier in New. York; and Howie Doyle in Norwood,

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portswQtch eyo Final Tied At press time St. William and the surprising St. Michael's Club were deadlocked in the final of the playoffs of the Fall River CYO Baseball League. St. William won the first game, 4-1, but St. Michael's tied the best-of-three series with a .7-6 victory in the second game. St. William, because of its second-place finish (17-7) in the regular season, drew a bye in the quarter finals but eliminated Immaculate Conception (14.10, third place in regular season) in the semi-finals by winning the deciding game in the best-of· three series, 9·1. St. William won the first game, 5·1, but the 1m-

maculates forced the series into a third game with a 5-2 victory in the second encounter. St. Michael's. Club, showing surprising strength in the play­ offs despite a sixth place-finish and a 12-12 record in regular season, upset Our Lady of Health in the other semi-final.

tv, movie news NOTE Please check dates and times of television and radio programs against local list­ ings, which may differ from the New York network sched­ ules supplied to The Anchor. Symbols following film reviews indicate both general and Catholic Film Office ratings, which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitab!e for gen­ eral viewing; PG-parental guidance sug· gested; R-restricted, unsuitable for children or younger teens. Catholic ratings: AI-approved for children and adu:ts; A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3-approved for adults onlYi A4-separate classification

(given to films not morally offensive which, however, require some analysis and explanationl; O-morally offensive.

St. Michael's Club won the best-of-three opener, 9-0, but our Lady of Health (first and 19·5 in' regular season) routed New FUms St. Michael's Club 14-0' in the "Daniel" (paramount) Loosely second game. St. Michqel's ad­ on the 1950s electrocution based vanced to the best-of-three final with a 9-1 victory in the decid­ of the Rosenbergs for treason, this is a fictional treatment of ing contest. the event and its effects upon a son and daughter who grow up Hockey with the burden of their parents' The Bristol County CYO nished by the players. Cost is execution. As a young man, $65 for the season, which calls Daniel (Timothy Hutton) deter­ Ho~~ey League enters its 11th season Sunday evening with for a 20-game schedule and play­ mines to learn for himself about tryouts and practices in the Dris· offs. the trial and the guilt or inno· coll'Rink, Fall River, starting at cence of his parents. A'midst For information call Rev. Paul 9 o'clock. All who wish to play F. McCarrick at 673-1123 or con­ contradictory evidence and con­ must report at that hour. jecture, he is unable to resolve tact him at Driscoll Rink Sun­ The league is open to all day evening. the legal question of justice but, skaters in Bristol County and in .the process, he discoveri his Dave Gauvin, a 119-pounder heritage and some measure of nearby Rhode Island. The only eligibility requirement is that who fights out of the Fall River peace. This story of family trag­ players must have been born on . CYO under Ron Comeau, is at edy fails on the personal level or after Jan. I, 1961, and be at Lake Placid, N.Y., where he is because most of the roles are least 17 years old. All games are training for a bout next Friday slogans rather than flesh-and­ against a West German oppon­ played on Sunday evenings. blood characters. It does show ent. the .continuity of social justice There are many roster vacan­ Gauvin, a graduate of Bishop causes over last half century but cies and an opening for an entire Connolly High School, spent the in a simplistic and romantic man­ new team, if skaters from a par­ ticular area would like to gain last academic year at the Olym­ ner. The electrocution scene is pic Training Center in Colorado not for the squeamish. A3,R admission as a unit. Players are provided league as part of Operation Gold. He is "Merry Christmas, Mr. Law­ now enrolled at Bristol Com­ jerseys and socks but all addi­ rence" (Universal) David Bowie tional equipment must be fur- munity College. and Tom Conti star in an Eng­ lish-Japanese production of a Football Jamborees novel by Laurens van der Post vs. Mansfield, 6; Oliver Ames about the clash of cultures in a In what is probably the big­ gest event of its kind because of vs. Sharon, 7; Canton vs. Stough­ Japanese camp for British pris­ ton, 8; and North Attleboro vs. oners during World War II. At the number of teams participa­ war's end, there is' an indication ting, the Hockomock League Attleboro. Bishop Stang, New Bedford, that perhaps humanity can bridge Football Jamboree will be held Fairhaven and such cultural chasms. As usual tomorrow evening at Sullivan Dartmouth, Stadium (formerly Schaefer Greater New Bedford Voke Tech Conti is excellent as the only will participate in a jamboree to­ Britisher who understands Stadium) in Foxboro. Attleboro High School of the night in Dartmouth,High's Mem­ Japanese customs and language. Rock singer Bowie is less an Southeastern Mass. Conference orial Stadium. In another fall sport, soccer, actor than a novelty - exactly will join the nine Hockomock schools in the· jamboree, to get the Bishop Connolly Cougars what is called for by his role as underway at 5 o'clock with King . open their season Tuesd~y at an eccentric character whom the Old Rochester and home Thurs­ guards come to believe is an evil Philip vs. Franklfn. The remain­ spirit. A4, R der of the schedule lists Foxboro day to Voke-Tech.

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"Mr. Mom" (20th Century­ Fox) When a father of three (Michael Keaton) loses' his job. as a Detroit auto engineer, his wife (Teri Garr) goes back to compared to an average of 10 work with an advertising agency percent at private institutions while he takes over the house­ nationwide. hold chores. The comic compli­ cations are mildly diverting even The freshman class is com­ though predictable. Keaton's per­ prised of 227 men and 267 wom­ en from 12 states, Puerto Rico, formance offers little but affable frustration. Garr is pleasantly Canada, Ireland and the Philip­ pines. Seventy percent of the credible in making the switch from housewife and mother to students are from Massachu­ to talented careerwoman. It's a setts, 10 percent from Connecti­ cut, six percent from New York routine family sitcom with sac­ charine-coated problems and an and four percent from Rhode Is­ old-fashioned happy ending sure land.

StonehillCollege Stonehill College, North Eas­ ton, has welcomed one of its largest freshmen classes, num­ bering nearly 500 students. They were chosen from a pool of al­ most 2,600 applicants. The statistic reflects the col­ lege's commitment to quality education at reasonable cost, said officials, noting that ex­ penses for the coming year have risen by just over 7 percent,

to elicit groans from feminists. Which is to say that for all its trendy recession setting, the film's sensibilities are of an earl­ ier generation. It toys with but firmly rejects several plot lines leading toward infidelity. A2, PG "Strange Brew" (MGM-UA) As in the dopester comedies of Cheech and Chong, the comic duo of Doug and Bob McKenzie (Dave Thomas and Rich Moran­ is) are also spaced-out zanies, al­ though in their case the addic­ tive substance is beer. These Canadian performers, known here for their weekly routines on a late-night TV show, lampoon mercilessly the Great White North as a land of rubes and rustics. The film is a random collection of stale sight gags and boisterous stupidities. Because of coarse language and a visual sexual reference, it is rated A3, PG. "Risky Business" (Warners)

An enterprising young prosti­ tute (Rebecca De Mornay) per­ suades a high school senior (Tom Cruise) who lives on Chicago's affluent North Shore to turn his home - his parents are away on vacation - into a bordello, and he himself becomes a pimp, working his classmates, who wouldn't dare go into a lower­ class neighb9rhood to slake their desires. Though slicker than. similar bits of exploitation aim­ ed at teen-agers, this film is breathtakingly crass. Because of this and because of nudity and graphic sexuality, it is classified O,R.

Films on TV -Friday, Sept. 9, 8-11 p.m. (NBC) - "Goldengirl" (1979) ­ A business syndicate under­ writes the training expenses of a promising sprinter (Susan An­ ton) who has qualified for three women's track events in the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Offered the job of "merchandizing" the prod­ uct endorsements of this poten­ tial triple gold-medalist, an in­ fatuated promotion expert (James Coburn) learns that the athlete's father (Curt "Jurgens) has been using her to tp.st a dangerous growth hormone. Muddled and superficial in its treatment, the film is an inept ,attempt to merchandize an at­ tractive model as' an actress. A number of crude sexual refer­ ences are offensive. 0, PG

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a resort to violence makes it dubious fare for younger viewers. A3, PG Religious Broadcasting - TV Sunday, Sept. II, 10:30 a.m., WLNE, Charnnel 6, Diocesan Television Mass. Mass Monday to Friday every week, 11 :30 a.m. to noon, WXNE, Chamnel 25. "Confluence," 8 a.m. each Sunday on Channel 6, is a panel program moderated by Truman Taylor and having as permanent participants Father Peter N. Gra­ ziano, diocesan director of social services; Right Rev. George Hunt, Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island; and Rabbi Baruch Korff. Sunday, Sept. II, (ABC) . "Directions" - ABC News re­ ports on the changing role of

Catholic schools in Oakland, Calif. Sunday, Sept. II, (CBS) "For Our TIrnes" CBS-TV cele­ brates the Jewish High Holy Days with a special on Jews in Czechoslovakia. "The Glory of God," with Father John Bertolucci,7:30 a.m. each Sunday, Channel 27.

"MarySoo," a family puppet show with moral and spiritual perspective 6 p.m. each Thurs­ day, Fall River and New Bed· ford cable channel 13. "Spirit and the Bride," a talk show with William Larkin, 6 p.m. each Monday, cable chan­ nel 35. On Radio Charismatic programs are heard from Monday through Fri­ day on station WICE 1210 AM; Father John Randall, 9 to 10 a.m. and 11 to 12 p.m.; Father Edward McDonough, 8:15 a.m.; Father Real Bourque, 8:45 a.m. Father McDonough is also on WMYD from 1:30 to 2 p.m. each Sunday. Sunday, Sept. 11, (NBC) "Guideline" The usec's

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Iteering pOintl ST. JAMES, NB

NOTRE 'DAME, FR

School-opening Mass: 8:45 this morning. Kindergal1ten be­ gins' Wednesday, Sept. 14. . Women's. Guild officers and directors: m~eting 7 p.m. Mon­ day, rectory. SACRED HEART, N.ATTLEBORO

School-opening Mass: 9 this morning. A one-year memorial is avail­ able, during w.hich rthe inten­ ·tion will be remembered at all Masses. Information at the rec­ tory. . Women's Club: visit ·to·Father Richard Chretien a,t St. Theresa Church, New Bedford, Thurs­ day. Bus leaves church at 6 p.m., Mass will be at 7 p.m., fol­ lowed ,by a buffet. All women welcome. CCD registration: 8 p.m. Sept. 18, church hall. . Altar boys, lectors and mem­ bel's of all ,parish organiza,tions ·are needed. Information at rec­ tory. ST. RITA, MARION

CCD programs will begin the week of Sept. 25. Parents of 10th grade confirmation candi­ dates will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday;. parents of 9th grade candidates 'at the !Same time Tuesday. ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, SWANSEA

Junior choir: rehearsal 11:45 a.m. Sept. 18. Adult choir: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. New members needed for both choirs. . CCD registration: in Youth Center following all Masses this weekend. Fifth and 8th grade teachers still needed. O. L. VICTORY,

CENTERVILLE

Women's G.uild membership tea: 2 to 4 'p.m; Sunday in .the parish center. All welcome. Fil'St meeting of' l1lhe season: 7:30 p.m. Monday. ST. JOHN OF' GOD, SOMERSET' ,

CCD 7th grade orientation: 6 p.m. Monday for students and parents, CCD Center. At assign­ ed times Saturday, Sept. 17, for students and parents in grades 1 through 6. Life in the Spiri.t and Founda­ tions seminars: to 'begin Friday, Sept. 16. Information: Tina For_ neiro, 672-1315.Fellowship meeting: 7 p.m. Thursday, Pilrish cen·ter. ST. JOSEPH, FAmIIAVEN

CCD registration: today and tomorrow, 10 a.m. to noon; 1 ,to 4 ,p.m. Volunteer teachers need­ ed. - Couples' Club: installation dinner, Gaudette's Pavilion, 6 p.m. Sept. 18. ST.MARY,MANSFJmLD'

September. Fest: Sept. 17 and 18 on church grounds; Satur­ day, 8 ·p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, daytime hours. . ST. STANISLAUS, FR

Orientation meeting for par­ ents of parochial school stu­ dents: 4:30 p.m. Sunday: School­ opening Mass: 4:30 ,p,m. Satur­ day, Sept. 17. Women interested in .·bowling are asked to call 674-1905. CATHEDRAL,FR

CCD registration: Sunday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to noon. Class­ ..es begiq, Sept. 19. K of C COUNCIL 86,FR InstalJation of officers: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Council Home, fol­ lowed qinner and dancing. Augu~t Knight of the Month: Maurice J. Raiche. September Knight: Thomas Cordeiro. I

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CYO .basketball: boys 10 to 14, ,in~ 8th grade or below may call 993-0596 :before Sunday. Organization heads are asked to upciate their lists of officers with lie parish secretary. Legion of Mary holy hour: ,5:30 p.m. Sept. 16. New Legion­ aries are welcome. Information: Thersa! Blais, 995-4023. Pray'er group: healing Masses and pr~yer meetings 7 ,p.m. each Wednesday. Parish council meeting: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, convent.

F·ather Marion, OFM will speak at weekend Masses on be­ i, 'half of missions of his order in . WIDOWED SUPPORT, Central America. Women's Guild: meeting at TAUNTON The 1Taunton area widowed 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. All welcome. support group will m'eet at 7:30 CCD registration: this week­ end. Teacher substitutes . and tonight: in Sacred Heart ehurch aides are needed: Information': basement. A Social Security representative- will speak. All Sister Terri, 9'92.'7122. Kneelers for wedings have welcome. Meetings held each been donated to the paris1.l by second 'Friday. the Women's Auxiliary of the HibernIans in memory of de­ ST. MARY,S. DARTMOUTH parted members. The bishops' statement on war and peace is available to parish­ ioners for study and sharing. SACRED HEART, FR Volurite~r lectors, ushers, Children's choir:. rehearsal 9 cantors,: servers 'clnd choristers a.m. Sunday. All welcome. Parish mission: beginning at are needed. Information at rec­ weekend Masses and continuing tory. I throukh week with services e Monday through Friday at 11:30 ST. MARK,

a.m. and 7:~0 .p.m. conducted by ATTLEBORO FALLS

Father Robert Kaszynski. Wom~n's Guild: .potluck sup­ CCD classes: begin this week­ per 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Hus­ end at assigned times. New bands welcome. Reservations: teachers still needed ~or ~th 695-5206.. i and 8th grade. Information at Doris Legg, rectory. 'i HOLY. NAME, NB T,he parish is being remem­ Women's Guild: meeting and bered this week by the, Sacred Hearts Sisters' House of Inter­ 'installation at 7 p.m. Monday. New, ,officers: Eleanor Cabral, cessory Prayer. president; Sheila Richard, vice­ 'president; Mary Vanasse, secre­ BL.SACRAMENT,FR tary; El,eanor Jennings" treas­ CCD teachers: meeting 10 urer. . a.m. tomorrow in church hall. , Religion classes begin Sept. 25. SECULdR FRANCISCANS, POCASSET

SS. PETEJl & PAUL, FR

Mrs. Mary 'CorbishleY,a par­ ishioner, has !been named music director. With ,a wide back­ ground as a music teacher, she .will lead song at all Masses W'ith music, direct the adult choir, organize a children's ohoir and music group and direct mu­ sic for school liturgies.

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,Meeting: Tuesday, 7:10p.m., St. John's parish center. Mass will be followed by a formation talk, reception of novices and a professiop c~remony. All wel­ come. .I ST. PATRICK, FR

Womert's Guild' meeting: 7:30 p.m. Monday. All welcome. !

ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON

ST. ANNE, FR

Dominican Third Order mem­ bers will attend Mass and a meeting at 1 :30 ,p.m. Monday in the rectory. An adult retreat will be 'held this weekend ·a·tPeacedale. Those interested in member­ ship on a parish committee, council or' board should notify the rectory. The parochial school- is now in session. Kindergarten'and nursery classes will begin Mon­ day. DOMINICAN LAITY; FR,

Members will meet at 7:30 tonight for Mass and reports on a recent I;)ominican Congress at­ tended by Father Giles Dimock, .OP, chaplain, and ·two members.

Family' Mass andeommunion breakfast: 9 a.m. Sunday. All welcome., . Women:s Guild: meeting, sil­ ver tea ,and entertainment Tues­ day evening. ST. JULIE, N.' DARTMOUTH

CCD registration: in church hall following all weekend Masses. Teacher training pro­ gram, 7:30' p.m. Tuesday, reli­ gious education office; teachers' meeting 7:30 .p.m. Wednesday in office. : Ladies' ,Guild :Mass and: com_ munion supper 6:30 p.m. Wed­ nesday. Bible Study: meetings will re- . sume Oct'l 2. ST. MARY, NB

Sacramental records are available from the parish secre­ CCD' registration: tomorrow tary; Mond,ay through Thursday, and Sunday. ' ,9 a.m. to. noon. They will be mailed upon request. Holy Name Society: com­ New school committee mem­ munion 'breakfast following 8 a.m. Mass Oct. 16. New officers:' bers: Dennis Steliga, Dianne La­ Coste, Jean Corliss, Norman Le­ Joseph Cadima,president; Al­ ~ fred Almeida Jr. and. Manuel tendre. CCD classes will begin Sept. Monteiro, vice-presidents; John Moniz, secretary; Alfred Mello, 25. Registrations will be 'accept­ ed 9:30 a.rr\.tonoon Sunday and treasurer. every morning next week from Winter schedule of Masses be­ 9:30 to ll':~o. a.m. gins ,this weekend. , O. L. ANGELS, FR

SEPARATED/DIVORCED; NB

Support group meetings: 7:30 p.m. each Sunday, Our Lady's Chapel. Liturgy, coffee and con­ versation this Sunday; Summer­ ·time Experiences, Sept. 18; "What do the. Separated and Divorced Seek from the Church," Sept. 25. Weekly aDlllulment 'cl.inie: 10:30 .a.m. each Sa,turday at chapel. DCCW DISTRICT 2

New Bedford District, ,Dioce­ san Council of Cathoilc Women, will ,hold a presidents' meeting at 7:30 'p.m. Sept. 15 at St. An­ thony's Church, Mattapoisett.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, TAUNTON

Youth group registration: in the parish center after 9:15a.m. Mass Sunday. High schoolers will, meet ~t 6:30 p.m. Sunday, also in the' center. ST. MARY! SEEKONK

· CCD classes begin tomorrow. Music ministry begins this weekend. I

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SISTERS RITA BEAUDOIN (left) and Carol Regan, provincial superiors of the Religious of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts, bid farewell to Sisters Antoinette Ouellette, Jane Newcomb (seated) and Jeanne Poirier, who will. serve in' the African nation of Cameroon.

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to Cameroon'

The Sisters of the Holy Union, turned from Cameroon after 12 who have ministered to the years. For the past six years she young church of Cameroon, are has been regional superior in the continuing to meet the many and country, where Holy Union Sis­ varied needs of this third world ters from England, Ireland, country of A:frica. At present,' France, Belgium and the U.S. three sisters are making per­ staff secondary ~chools and dis· sonal transitions in order to be pensaries and work in community more effective in their ministries. development projects among Sister Jeanne Poirier, formerly villages. She will participate in an eight,month spiritual renewal of North Attleboro, has been as­ signed to St. Mary's Homecraft program in Arnprior, Canada, Center, Ndop, Cameroon. This before returning to Cameroon. Sister Antoinette Ouellette, . women's school emphasizes self­ help programs to better living also formerly of Lawrence, has conditions. I,. served in various Cameroon The three.year course is sub­ missions for the past 19 years. sidized mainly by a U.S.-spon· She returned to the U.S. in sored organization, CODEL. 1980 to pursue medical studies Sister Jeanne'will teach in the' and was awarded a degree in ce,nter. as well as oversee health, nursing from Bristol Community hygiene, nutrition, and well­ College, Fall River. In 'mid­ baby clinics in several area vil­ October she will return to Cam­ lages. At present attending a eroon to establish a much·need­ training course at the Institute ed dispensary to serve the local of,Child Health of the University villagers and, 'pygmies of the of London, she will take up her Moloundou area. post in Ndop in mid·October. The three sisters were teachers She has just completed six years jadministrators in the archdio­ as superior of the Groton, Mass. cese of ·Boston and the diocese province of her community. of Fall River and Providence be­ Sister Jane Newcomb, formerly fore volunteering' to work in of Lawrence; has recently re­ Cameroon.

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to appear on radio, TV' Drs. John and Evelyn Billings, visiting the Fall River diocese to lecture and conduct courses in the Billings Method of Natural Family Planning, will be heard on radio and television during their stay. Several programs will be repeate4 at'a later date. The internationally famous family planning pioneers were heard last night in a public lec­ ture at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River. They will give a similar lec­ ture at. 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Marriott Inn in Providence; and will conduct a meeting for instructors and clients at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Diocesan Family Life Center in North Dartmouth. The couple will be heard froin

8 to 9 tonight on "Open Line" on radio station WBSM and will appear with Father John Randall at 9 a.m. and 11' p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 on radio sta­ tion WRCP. The latter program will be repeated at the same times· Tuesday, Sept. '13. They will be seen on television channel 12 with Joe Fogarty on th "Front and Center" program at 12:30 p.m. Sunday and on channel 6 with Truman Taylor at noon Sunday, S'ept. 18. The lat­ ter program will be repeated at 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The physicians will partici­ pate in a certification Mass at 7::30 p.m. Sunday at the Bishop Stang High School chapel in North Dartmouth. At the cere­ mony couples who h~ve com­ pleteci training as Billin~s method instructors will be 'presented certificates. . The visit of the Drs. Billings to the Fall River diocese has been sponsored by the diocesan Office of Family Ministry.


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