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Vatican hits

Israeli blast

VATICAN CITY (NC) The Vatican reacted sharply Sept. 13 to Israeli criticism of a planned private meeting Sept. 15 or 16 between Pope John Paul II and Vasser Arafat, head of the Pales­ tine Liberation Organization. "Such an outrage to the truth cannot go unanswered," said Vatican press spokesman Father Romeo Panciroli, after an un­ named high Israeli official sug­ gested that the meeting showed papal disregard for the World War II holocaust of Jews and for tens of thousands killed in Leb­ anon because of the PLO pres­ ence there. Plans for the pope and Arafat to meet have evoked a bitter controversy since they were an­ nounced Sept. 10. Israeli government spokesman Dan Meridor said Sept. 12 that

the Israelis would view a papal meeting with the PLO chief "grievously," especially because the pope is "the representative of a moral and spiritual author­ ity." • But a high government official in Jerusalem who asked not to be named used much stronger language to criticize the 'Vatican. "The church, which did not say a word about the massacre of the Jews for six years in Europe and has not had much to say about the killing of Christians for seven years in Lebanon, is now ready to meet a man who committed the killings in Leb­ anon and who wants the de­ struction .of Israel in order to complete the work carried out by the Nazis in Germany," the official said. Tum ,to Page Eleven

Prelate raps

Nicaragua

WASHINGTON (NC) - The president of the U.S. bishops con­ ference has strongly protested the attacks in Nicaragua against church people and institutions, saying the incidents "have be­ smirched the image of Nicaragua in the international community." "We cannot fail to protest, in the strongest possible terms, the attempted defamation and acts of physical abuse directed at prominent clerics, the inappro­ priate exercise of state control over the commmunications media, including those of the church, the apparent threats to the church's role in education, and, most ominous of all, the increasing tendency of public demonstrations to result in bloody conflict," said a Sept. "9 statement by Archbishop John R. Roach of St. Paul-Minneapolis, president of the National Confer-, ence of Catholic Bi;hops. ' "In recent weeks, institutions and persons of the church, in­ cluding bishops, have been sub­ jected to attacks of a serious, at times dis~racefuI, nature," said Archbishop Roach.

"They have heightened ten­ sions within the country, in­ creased discord, fear and sus­ picion. They have generated 'a conflict between church and state and have besmirched the image of Nicaragua in the inter­ national, community," the arch­ bishop said. A press release issued with BEGINNING MONDAY, the U.S. Catholic Church will be among users of receiving the statement said that recent events in Nicaragua included: dishes like this one as the Catholic Telecommunications Network starts regular satellite - The temporary takeover by transmissions to diocesan downlinks. (NC Photo) the government of a Catholic school in the town' of Masaya which was the scene of an Aug. 17 confrontation between pro­ government and anti-government , groups in which several people were killed. . . Normally CTNA is not expect­ offered from 12:30 to 3 p.m., five By John Maher - The beating by an unknown ed to operate as a direct-to-home d~ys a week. WtASHINGTON (NC) - On assailant of the priest who is Material transmitted from or cable system, but it would be Monday the American Catholic CTNA's uplink in New York to technically possible for a cable communications director of the Church will take its first official Westar IV, a communications system to receive directly from Archdiocese of Managua, Nica­ step into the "brave new world" satellite, will bounce to diocesan the satellite for transmission to ragua, and press allegations he of satellite broadcasting. had been caught in a love tryst. downlinks, explained officials. subscribers, said the officials. "We are the tool in the hands The dioceses will record what­ , On that day the Catholic Tele­ - The manhandling by mobs ever programs' they wish and of the bishops, who are the evan­ communications Network of Am­ of Bishop Pablo Antonio Vega of make them available on cassettes gelists of the church," said Wasyl erica will begin regular trans­ Juigalpa, Nicaragua, and Auxili­ to cable TV operators for airing M. Lew, CTNA executive direcmission of programs and infor­ ary Bishop Bosco Vivas Robelo Turn to Page Three mation. Initially service will be at any time desired. of Managua.

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On Friday, September 17 at 5:00' p.m. in Our La'dy's Chapel, New Bedford, the Most Reverend Daniel A. Cronin will become affiliated to'the Franciscan Order of Friar Minor. This ceremony is a singular and rare honor. By nature of his affiliation with the First Order of St. Francis, Bishop Cronin will participate in all the merits and glories of the whole Fran­

ciscan Order and he will have the right to wear, if he wishes, the habit of the Friars as wen as share in the spiritual com­ munity of 'the Franciscan family. All friends of the Chapel and Franciscan Friars, are invited to be present at this noteworthy event in the life of the Order 'of Friars, Minor and the Diocese of Fall River..

'Ahp. Glemp to visit U.S. STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (NC) - Archbishop Jozef Glemp of Warsaw and Gniezno, primate of Poland, is scheduled to' visit the United States and Canada Oct. 14-28. Announcement of his visit was made in Sterling Heights by Father Wladyslaw Gowin, pro­ vincial superior of the Society of Christ,a Polish religious order, who is to accompany the arch-. bishop. . The archbishop will be in 12 dioceses, including Springfield,

Oct. 21; Worcester, Oct. 22; and Boston, Oct. 23. , Father Gowin said the arch­ bishop was coming to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the ar­ rival in Czestochowa, Poland, of the famous icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, patroness of Po­ land, and to thank the people of the United States for assistance given to the people' of Poland, particularly since the imposition of maritial law there last Decem­ ber.

Ball meeting Sunday

The annual Bishop's Charity Ball planning meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at White's restaurant, North West­ port. Representatives oj the Dioce­ san Council of Catholic Women and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, ball cosponsors, will dis­ cuss the theme, color scheme and schedule for the winter so­ cial event, to be held Friday, .Jan. 14, at Lincoln Park Ball­ room, Narth Dartmouth. Ball proceeds help support and

expand facilities and services both at' the Nazareth Hall schools for exceptional children in Fall River and Hyannis and at diocesan-sponsored carrtps for both underprivileged and excep­ tional youngsters. Committee assignments. will be made at Sunday's meeting and chairpersons will be appointed. Groups will work separately un­ til the Sunday prior to the ball, when all will meet at Lincoln Park to decorate the ballroom.

Lutherans unite

Top: IN A community effort Msgr. John Regan joins parishioners in a painting project J in the St. Thomas More CCO Center. Center: ON THE opening day of school, Fr. John Moore leads studen s of St. Mary's School, New Bedford in prayers in the new Mary Garden. Bottom: BISHOP CR~NlN chats with priest on retreat at Cathedral Camp.

WASHINGTON (NC) - Arch­ bishop John S. Roach of St. Paul­ Minneapolis, president of the Na­ tional Conference of Catholic Bishops, has hailed the decision of three Lutheran denominations to merge as a "significant step in the broader movement of ecu­ , menism." He said that "Roman . Cat)lolics join their Lutheran brothers and sisters in rejoicing at this new and important de­ velopment." The Lutheran Church in America, the American

Lutheran Church and the Asso­ ciation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches will form a new church of 5.5 million members that will be the third largest Protestant denomination in the United States. The proposal to estab­ lish the new Lutheran denomina­ tion by Jan. 1, 1980, was over­ whelmingly approved by dele­ gates to the conventions of the three Lutheran churches in­ volved.

EblCTAL CITATION

DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL

FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS'

EDICTAL CITATION DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS·

Since the actual place of residence of WILLIAM JAMES DUFFY is unknown. We cite WILLIAM' JAMES DUFFY to appear personally before the Tribunal of the Diocese of Fall River on Wednesday, September 22, 1982, at 10:30 a.m., at 344 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Massa­ chusetts, to give testimony to establish:

Since the actual place of residence of RAYMOND KWAITER is unknown. We cite RAYMOND KWAITER to appear personally before the Tribunal of the Diocese of Fall River on September 22, 1982, at 1:30 p.m., at 344 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Massachusetts, to give testimony to establish:

Whether the nullity of the mar­ riage exists in the ALGEO­ DUFFY case?

Whether the nullity of the mar­ riage exists in the DESOUSA· KWAITER case?

Ordinaries of the place or other pas­ tors having the knowledge of the resi­ dence of the above person, William James Duffy, must see to it that he is properly advised in regard to this edictal citation. Henry T. Munroe Officlalis

Ordinaries of the place or other pas­ tors having the knowledge of the resi­ dence of the above person. Raymond Kwaiter, must see to it that he is prop­ erly advised in regard to' this edictal citation. Henry T. Munroe Officialis

Given at the Tribunal,

Fall River, Massachusetts,

on this, the 9th day of September,

1982.

Given at the Tribunal,

Fall River, Massachusetts,

on this, the 9th day of September,

1982.


THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri.; Sept. 17, 1982

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Continued ftJ'om page one - "EI Visitante:" A Spanish­ language newspaper of the air.' tor, in explaining the new net­ - "One on One:" a magazine work's commission. CfNA was incorporated last format dealing with social is­ November as a wholly owned sues. subsidiary of the U.S. Catholic Conference, the civil corporation through which the bishops act in such fields as social action, health care, communications and education. The USCC has capitalized the network to the extent of $1.5 million a year for three years, Lew said. So far the network has 29 diocesan affiliates. Network offi­ cials hope to include eventually all 172 dioceses in the United States as affiliates and also plan to open affiliation to Catholic colleges, universities, hospitals _ and religious orders. Each affiliate pays a $25,000 _. ' ,S affiliation fee, then pays annual REV. MR. ROBERT MOSmembership fees and buys the HER, son of Mr. and Mrs.

services of the network. . "We deal directly with the Robert Mosher of St. John

diocese," Lew said, "not with the Evangelist parish, cable networks or distributors." casset, will be ordained a

Among services CTNA can Columban Father by Bishop

provide, he said, are: Daniel A. Cronin in cere­

- Both TV and radio pro­ monies at 11 a.m. tomorrow

gr~mming suitable for, public re­ at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall

distribution in the dioceses. River.

- Video and audio material. A native of Groton, Conn., . for instructional and pastoral purposes. ,he attended schools in Con­ - Teleconferences, telelec­ necticut and Bourne, ' the tures, electronic mail. Massachusetts Maritime - Newswire· and news photo Academy and St. Thomas distribution. College, St. Paul, Minn., be­ Among programs in CTNA's fore entering the Columban 58-page program catalogue for its first 20 weeks of operations, Fathers Missionary Society. He was ordained a deacon Lew said, are: - The "American Catholic" last October in S~ntiago series featuring Jesuit Father Chile, where he was a mem­ John Powell, professor of theo­ ber of. the Columban com­ logy at Loyola University in munity's overseas training Chicago and author of several program. Following ordina­ best-selling books, including "Why Am I Afraid to Tell You tion to the priesthood he will Who lAm?", "He Touched Me," return to Chile. and "Unconditional Love." A reception at St. Colum­ - "Di~1 Alcohol": dramatic ban's Retirement House, presentattons with discussions Bristol, at 1 p.m. tomorrow aimed at adolescent encounters will honor the newly ordain­ with alcohol. ed missioner. A second re­ - "Footsteps:" 30 programs produced :by the U.S. Department ception will follow a Mass of Education dealing with role of thanksgiving at St. John recognition for youth. the Evangelist on Sunday. i

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- "Health Consultations:" physicians dealing with specific topics. By early 1983, the network will offer a choice of seven and a half, 15 or 25 hours a week of programming. Now, Lew said, CTNA is not producing any programming, but is putting the network together using "a wealth of production by Catholic' entities." "We anticipate that we will go into production or the subsi­ dizing of production," he said: "We're offering now what's available." Describing CTNA's programs as "current and fresh," Lew said, "The thrust is to keep it dynam­ ic. We're not into distributing fillers. The church may take issue with the entertainment available, but we're not into pro­ ducing entertainment substi­ tutes." .',,"llllmmllUlllllllllllllllllllllllltl"IIlNIII'Clttll"'UlmIUltlllllllllllltlllUlUIolotNN,,--

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THE AN'CHOR-Diocese of Fall Rive'r-Fri.i Sept. 17, 1~82

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A Matter of Rights According to figures released by our own Diocesan Department of Education almost eleven· thousand children have entered diocesan classrooms this week. This figure indicates that there has been an increase of about 300 students from last year. From all reports, this, increase would indeed be greater, if there- were more seats available in our schools. This is especially true on the high school level where there are entra!lce waiting lists in many schools and also on the lower grade level. At the present time, the nation is experiencing a mini baby boom. Schools tha;1 have nursery and kindergarten grade levels are under great enrollment pressure. Considering the number of parents seeking ad­ mission to parochial schools on these levels, it seems that " grammar school seats will be filled for a few years to come. Young parents today have education goals and objec­ tives quite different from that of even ten years' ago. A mere surface survey indicates they want to restore "values" to life and living. Having been raised as children in the chaos and charades of the sixties, they seek to establish in their family lives stability, morality and responsibility. They view the parochial school as a basic means to ensure value learning for their children. They also consider this means of educational development as their right. They ate worried that they will not be able to exercise this right. The entire question of rights is critical to our world of education. There are many who view catholic, parochial or private education merely as an alternative fonn of learning. Certai~ly, there are people who want to send their children to a parochial school because they don't want them to face " some of the difficulties that are admittedly present in public education. This attitude is a, weak and insecure base on which to build the case for alternative education. ' Parents who choose to send their children to a paro­ chial or private school regard their choice as a natural right. This sentiment is-corroborated by the Fathers of Vatican II. ' In their declarization on education they state that all men' of whatever race, condition or age in virtue of ther dignity as human persons have an inalienable right to education.'l They also reflected "Parents should enjoy the fullest liberty in their choice of schools." "The public authority; therefore, whose duty it is to protect ana defend the liberty of citi­ zens is bound according to the principle of distributive· justice to en~ure that 'publicI subsidies to schools are so allocated that parents are truly free to select schools for their children in accordance with their consicience . ." In a few weeks this entire question will be pl~c~d on our state ballots. In November, parents who send their children to parochial schools will have an opportunity to express themselves in this manner via the ballot box. Friends of parochial and private education will likewise be given the same chance. . yve urged all citizens and all peoples regardless of relIgIOUS preference who value the democr.atic process to j0?t in this expression'of human rights and take away the stigma of second cla$s citizenship that exists when one chooses to exercise a constitutional privilege. As November approaches, lets not forget it really is a matter of rights and freedoms. '

Her the little chUdren to come unto me and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.' Mark 10:14

'Man Who Shot the Pop.e'

were enthusiastic and have sup· ported the project all the way." That support was considerable as the documentary unit traced the steps of Mehmet Ali Agca from the time he escaped Turkish authorities after murdering a Marvin Kalb, the program's journalist in 1979 to his wound­ ing the pope in 1981. Major seg­ priJcipal reporter, is certain that, ments of the program were filin­ the Ibrl~adcast will make news by ed in Italy, West Germany, im~licating the Kremlin in a Turkey, Israel and Washington. confPiracy to murder Pope John "What the' program estab­ . Paul II. lishes," Kalb continued, "is that Ihterviewed by telephone, Agca was not a religious fanatic KalbI said: '"There is no question but a sane 'and intelligent man tha~ t1)e day after this broadcast, the Russians will launch a strong whose assistance came from left­ wing terrorist groups. Investiga­ cou~terattack "against NBC, _ ting that phase of the mystery charging it with being part of a leads to evidence of an interna­ gigantic imperialist plot to dis­ cre4it the Soviet Union. That's tional conspiracy centered in Eastern Europe." all to be expected." "The focus is on Agca," Kalb K~lb, who has covered intet­ went on, "but substantively the natibnal' news from NBC's Wash­ program tells the story of terror­ • I ' mgton bureau for 20 years, re­ ist forces controlled by Soviet call~d his'feelings at the report satellite states within the con­ thatl the pope' had been shot. text of the Soviet Union's fear "I'm not an innocent," he said, . of losing Poland. If the pope "I'v~ covered my share of terri­ could somehow be eliminated, 1 ble ~vents, but I was shocked by the threat from Solidarity would the hews." be ended." . , Inj the beginning ~onths" said Kalb stated: i'The weight of Kalb, stories began to surface the evidence points to the So­ in v~rious parts of the world in­ viet Union. If it did not directly dicating that the attempt on the , hatch the plot, it certainly had to pop~'~ life was part of a politi-· be aware of its. existence. This is cal conspiracy." , , the age of state-sponsored terror­ OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER

InlJanuary, Kalb was asked by ism and deniability is built into Pu~lished weekly by The Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River NBC to do a White Paper on the process. Official responsi­ 410 Highland Avenue terrorism. "I didn't want -to do a bility is always carefully' laun­ Fall River, Mass. 02722 675.7151 vagJe and amorphous piece," dered." PUBLISHER According to Kalb, the NBC Kalb! went on, "so I asked if they Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, D.O., S.lO. , woul~ agree to focusing the pro­ News unit followed up every UITOR FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR lead and talked to every source gra~ on one specific aspect ­ Rev. John F. Moore Rev. Msgr. John 1. Regan the attack on the pope. They available, interviewing Agca's ~ J.eary Press-Fall River

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mother, brothers and neighbors, Turkish ' offici~ls, the Italian judge and the prosecuting at­ torney, the Italian minister of security, and a host of others, including unidentified shadowy intelligence sources. Kalb said he received, "exten­ sive cooperation" from the Vati­ can, which has been conducting its own investigation. 'Vatican officials he interviewe~ include ' Cardinal Silvio Oddi, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, and American-born Msgr. Hilary Franco, an, official of the clergy congregation. Kalb has been covering this story for more than eight months. "When you spend so much time on a major effort, a program that could make a lot of waves, you have to ask your­ self, 'Why am I doing it?' For me, the attack on the pope was too much. It was the kind of act that has to be considered beyond the pale." He continued: "The world is such a cockeyed place that there have to be certain institutions, certain representatives of peace and good will, beyond the strike of the terrorists. Yet the pope still remains a terribly vulnerable figure because he insists on gqing to the people." ,Viewers will have to judge for themselves how strong a case the NBC White Paper makes in implicating the Kremlin in Ag· ca's attempt at assassination. As for Kalb, he concluded, "I am immensely proud of this program and so are all my colleagues who , worked on it."


THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Sept. 17, 1982

How to 'ditch

"They ditched me," he door slamming, arm' wrestling, sobbed, his hot little face and wheelie-popping. But it's a pyrrhic victory because bearing unmute evidence of usually even if the youngest wins he an heroic attempt at keep­ loses because his brotlter wants

ing up with his older brothers and sisters. His short legs just couldn't do the job and he soon, found himself alone as his sib­ lings chuckled their way to the store without him. His little chest began to beat more smoothly as he rested but his shoulders shook and he cried, "I wanta go too. Why can't I go? Why do they always ditch me?" How to answer that question. Should I tell him that ditching is a time-honored family sport, the prize going to the oldest, the fastest and the sleekest? Or go into the reasons a successful ditch is so satisfying to an older sibling - a get-even for having to "watch" the little kids, a flex­ ing of superiority or maybe just a chance to break the routine? Ditching is even more attrac­ tive when a parent specifically instructs an older child to keep an eye on a younger. Has there ever been a parent who hasn't heard a righteous ditcher say in defense, "But I did keep my eye on him. I could see him all the time from inside the bush. He just couldn't see me." Every family has its ditchers and ditchees. Ditchers tend to be the oldest but not always. Once in a rare while a cunning younger sibling can outditch an older. Then the game can become seri­ ous, with face-saving challenges thrown in to test superiority in other family sports like foot-in­

to get rid of him anyway.

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By DOLORES

CURRAN

As painful as the ditching pro­ cess is, I believe it prepares us

for later life when knowing some ditching techniques helps. Adolescents use ditching skills honed to perfection in childhood to ditch parents later on when the worst ignominy possible is being seen with them. We have one we call the Silver Streak who, after Mass, snakes his way to the car to avoid having to stop and talk with parents' friends. Apostolic community ex­ tends only so far. Pre-adoles­ cents 'use the same technique when their radar tells them there's a game room within a half-mile radius.

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Ditching unwelcome admirers at a dance, game or concert is a valuable talent among young people. Ditching a group with values one suddenly realizes don't match one's own is im­ measurably easier if one has practiced on younger siblings. A quick turn here, a pause there, an attachment to a foreign group usually does it, followed by an apologetic explanation later, "I'm sorry I got separated from you." Adults ditch, too. For me, the art reaches its highest form in the supermarket a half hour be­ fore dinner when I spot an ac­ quaintance I haven't seen in two years. My cart turns on a dime and I march to a different aisle, suspecting all the while she's doing the same to avoid seeing me. Men ditch by not seeing. When they're in a hurry, they stare their way through a crowd, pre­ tending preoccupation and pro­ fundity. It usually works. All of us ditch, whether it's to avoid petition signers or back slappers. That's why parents don't get too upset when children ditch each other. Although it causes pain when one is little and berefit, ditching is part of growing up.

Family Night

A weekly at-home program for families

sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Family Ministry

OPENING PRAYER Gentle Lord, school once again is in session and our fam­ ily has begun a different rhythm. What a gift it is, Lord, to con­ tinue to learn and grow. Thank you for this time together to learn and grow as a family. Amen.

TO THINK ABOUT Now that school has begun most of us think it's time again to start learning. What wild non­ sense, because really everything we say and do involves learning. This Family Night, let's take a look at some of the ways we all learn and grow, especially at home.

ACTIVITY IDEAS Young Families On a large piece of paper, draw a diagram of the house or apart­ m~nt. Together go from room to room and write down on the dia­ gram all the things the family learns in each room. Be sure to cover phYsical, social, and spirit­ ual matters. Tape the diagram on the kitchen cupboards for all

to be reminded of the richness of learning in the home.

Middle Years Families Share some thoughts about how family members help each other grow and learn. Let each family member write a short love note to each of the other' family members, specifically expressing thanks for a way he or she was helped to learn and grow. Place the letters in a large bowl and open a letter and read it aloud at each meal.

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Share some thoughts on: 1. What is the most worth­ while thing I have learned in, my life? Why? 2. What person has taught me the most? Share a memory about that person. 3. Learning to me means . . .

SNACK TIME Fresh fruit and hot spiced tea.

ENTERTAINMENT MIND CHALLENGE Place ten objects on a tray. Place it in the center of a table for 30 seconds, then remove. Take away two things and return the tray to the table for 15 seconds. Have each family member list what objects are missing. Repeat until all the objects are gone. Then bring back the tray with all 10 objects. See who listed the most correct­ ly. Award him or her a paper button entitled "Supe, Mind."

SHARING - Share a funny experience from the past week. - Each share a moment he or she felt hassled. - Share a time someone felt close to God.

CLOSING PRAYER

Dearest Lord, thank you for this Family Night and for our beautiful family. Bless our teach­ ers at home, at work, at school, and at play. Help us to do one special thing this week for some­ one else, Amen.

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tmong thousands. attending tralia ·and various parts of the the Second International Con- United States. wilbe~ gr~ss for the Family of the AmLast month she assisted in to ericas, held in Acapulco, Mexico, teacher training segments of the lasf month, were two New Eng- congress' speaking twice to Eng­ landers, both from the Fall River Iish-speaking delegates and also, diobese. with an interpreter, to 90 perThey were Sister Lucille Lev- sons from EI Salvador and Guate­ assbur, SMSM, who directs the mala. Billings Natural Family. Planning Because of tbeurirest in their program for the Diocesan Office countries, she noted, authorities of IFamily Ministry, and Mrs. feared the Central Americans Janet Mathieu, a volunteer Bill- would use the congress as an es­ ingF in·structor working out of cape route, hence it was difficult thel office. for the candidates to find bus ~ister Lucille, . a veteran drivers ·for the two-day trip to teacher of the Billings method of Acapulco. na~ral family planning, has atBut when they arrived, Sister lee......II .. _ , ,OUIIO ,•• 11""..1 • 10IIt1" , • ""'.1 • 'I\IPOII .1'SIIIl' tended similar conferences since . Lucille found them "poor, simple, I I ' . " • flOlIW. OIPOS" IMSUUN(;l COIPOMTOCIM • 1l0..IL IUlAVl Sflllil 19~12, participating in programs God-fearing, loving and beautiful in the 'Fiji Islands, where she people - like my Fijians." She said most of the nearly wa a longtime ~issioner, and in Hong Kong, Colombia, Aus-·· 3000 persons at the congress were from Latin America. Oth~r delegates represented the. U.S. and over a dozen countries of ~urope, Asia and the South Pa­ cific. Sponsored by the World Or­ ganization of Ovulation Method­ Billings (WOOMB), Familia Mexi­ cana A.C. (FAME) •and the (CMPLETE HEATING SYSTEMS Legionaries. of Christ, a youth aLES .. INSTAlLATlOIlS . PROMPT DEliVERIES

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family life, the congress had an 24 international roster of speakers. HOUR SERVICE' Mother Teresa of Calcutta was 465 NORTH FRONT ST, to have opened the congress, said NEW BEDFORD Sister Lucille', but was delayed in Beirut as she directed evacua­ tion of handicapped children from a nearly destroyed hospi. tal to one of her convents. Once ~'Core near, my chiidre'.'J Come Celebrate. in Acapulco, she described the do be afraid. I am youngsters' reaction to their res· here to tell you great cue, saying that after "only a few hours with the sisters, the neJs:' children were at peace and smil­ ing again, reassured they were IA SALETTE'SHRINE wanted and loved." Route 118, Attleboro, Massachusetts Addressing young people in the congress audience, she said: "If You are cordially invited 'to celebrate the 136th you make a mistake' and preg­ nancy occurs, don't kill your Anniversary of Our Lady's apparition at child ... give him to me. I want La Salette With Her Missionaries. your baby." Other speakers included Chil­ TRIDUUM, OF PRAYER ean Bishop Francisco Jose Cox September 16, 17 & 18 Huneeus, secretary of the Ponti­ fical Council for the Family, who 7:30 P.M. Mass said "The church supports every­ thing that you are trying to do SOLEMNITY OF FEAST to make possible the regulation Sunday, September 19th of fertility according to the prin­ 3:00 P.M. Concelebrated Mass ciples which it (the church) pro­ claims." Homilist A keynote of Pope John Paul Reverend Pafrick IJeyton, C.S.c. II's papacy is the belief that "the family is an instrument of

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The Men of the Sacred Hearts Is a quiet apostolate that has been flourishing for some' years in the greater Fall River area. , Recently its president, Manuel Dear Editor: F. Amaral of Holy Name parish, I am remiss in not writing to explained Its, work. Members, he you before to thank you for the said, enthrone statues of the excellent news reporting that Sacred Heart and the Pilgrim you did for Project BICEP at the Virgin in area homes for one­ end of June. You captured the week periods. true spirit of the Barnstable In­ During the week it has the structional Career Education statues, a family is urged to pray Program in your remarks. together, inviting friends lind The whole experience was one neighpors to share in devotions. that was very meaningful to me. Many families, said Amaral, go All of the participarits were such to great lengths to prepare elab­ eager learners that it made orate shrines for the statues, 'teaching a joy. Many people decorating them with flowers and have told me that they read the, candles. article in the Anchor and were The hope of the Men of the very complimentary of its con­ Sacred Hearts is that the week of tents. prayer will encourage families Please allow me to convey my to continue the practice. He sincere appreciation for the op­ quoted the recent Apostolic Ex­ portunity to share with you the hortation of Pope John Paul II career education program. in support of such devotion: Patricia L. Duffy "Family prayer has its own char­ Project BICEP Director acteristic qualities. It is prayer Hyannis offered in common, husband and wife together, parents and child­ ren together. The Christian fam­ ily will strive to celebrate at Dear Editor: I applaud The Anchor's staff home and in a way suited, to the for speaking out against Senators members the times and feasts of Tsongas and Kennedy due to the liturgical year. "As preparation for the wor­ their stand on abortion. . I believe that Jesus and Mary ship celebrated in church and as and our Eternal Father don't its prolongation in the home, the take time off in our lives. Since Christian family makes use of we do carry the Holy Spirit in private prayers which present a our souls, the author of Sacred great variety of forms. Certain , Scriptu~e lets us courageously accept that we cannot elect offi: dais who choose to support that WASHINGTON (NC) - Bish­ abortion can be accepted at op Edwin B. Broderick, 65, will times. leave the post of executive direc­ I urge you to please encour­ age your readers to pray the tor of Catholic Relief Services rosary and increase the amounts for another post w~th CRS, the of Catholic literature ,in their, overseas aid agency of U.S. Cath­ olics, according to the National homes. With today's moral de­ Conference of Catholics-U.S. cay, children and adults need Catholic Conference. Jesus in literature. I'd also like to suggest people , He will assume his new re­ sponsibilities, which will involve read "The World's Greatest Se­ cret" by John Matthias Haffert, working with the board of bish­ available through the Blue Army. ops which oversees CRS. policy, Thank you for an article you later this year. once printed on devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I hope you reprint that article and en­ courage newlyweds to the En­ thronement of the Sacred Heart September 18 of Jesus as one of the first Chris­ Rev. Luke Golla, SS.CC., 1945, tian steps they take. Seminary of Sacred Heart, Ware­ I believe that the rosary and ham Eucharistic devotion are the cure ,Rt. Rev. Edmund J. Ward, for many of the ills we see Pastor, 1964, St. Patrick's,' Fall around us. Please also do publish River more articles on the lives of September 19 saints. Rev. Henry E. S. Henniss, Hurray for you, Anchor! Pastor, 1859, St. Mary, New Bed­ Mrs. Eduardo Oliveira ford New Bedford September 20 Rev. Simon A. O'Rourke, Chap­ Thou Knowest Not lain, 1918, United States Navy "Do not despise or think light­ Rev. Omer Valois, Pastor, ly of him that standeth before 1958, Sacred Heart, New Bedford thee, for thou knowest not whether the Spirit of God is in September 21 , thee or in him, though thou caU­ Rev. George Pager, Founder, est him who standeth before thee 1882, Sacred Heart, New Bedford him that ministereth unto thee." Rev. George Jowdy, Pastor, - The Paradise of the Fathers 1938, O.L.O. Purgatory, New Bedford

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OPEN rORTBE SEASON!!

forms of prayer are to be express­ ly encouraged, such as devotion and consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the venera­

tion of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

"We now desire as a continua­

tion of the thought of our pre­ decessors, to strongly recom­

mend the recitation of the family rosary."

Over the years, said Amaral,

the Men of the Sacred Hearts have brought their statues into hundreds of English and Portu­

guese-speaking homes. They do not seek donations but any offer­

ings made are given to such

causes as the diocesan Ecclesias­

tical Students' Fund and the Rose Howthorne Lathrop Home. Some 16 men are active group members, said Amaral. They

meet at St. Elizabeth's Church, Fall River, where Father Jorge de J. Souza, pastor, is their chaplain. Amaral has a message for Fall Riverites who have not as yet

been reached by his special apos­ tolate: "If the men come to your

home, welcome the gift they

want to leave: an awareness of

the love of the hearts of Jesus ,and Mary."

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spouses m~y stem, in part, from their lack of required knowledge and skills. So break the home­ making job· down into its com­ ponent parts and let your hus­ band begin with the easier tasks. Having been a housespouse myself for a period, I would rate homemaking tasks as follows,· from easiest to hardest. Like any beginning employee, men home­ maker husbands should start at the bottom. 1. Doing the dishes. A good place to start. 2. Routine cleaning. Dust be­ fore you vacuum. cll~aning? 3. Wash clothes. Keep whites Ninety percent felt that both . and' colors separated. spouses should share equally. 4. Heavy Cleaning. Washing Only 7 percent, felt the wife windows and shampooing rugs. should do most of it. 5. Meal preparation. How to These results indicate a nearly follow a recipe and have every­ universal position for shared thing come out hot at once. housework among working 6. Shopping. When is a bar­ . spouses. I suspect it is based on gain really a bargain, and how to fairness and practical considera­ plan a week's meals. tions . rather than the liberation Most 'A:meric~ns agree that of women. working spouses should share the 'A second matter your letter housework. Listen to your hus- . implies may involve the tradi· band's opinions and tell him tional division. of labor. The role yours. Perhaps he will be willing of women iii society changed to help in some ways. Then break when women joined the paid him in easy. labor force in large numbers. I Good luck. see the change in who does the Reader questions on family housework as a necessary conse­ living and child care to be an­ quenee of this first change. Housework is not a menial swered in print are invited. Ad­ dress The Kennys, Box 872, St. task, however, nor is it an un­ skilled one. The reluctance of Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Ind. 47978. some men to become ·house­ plied in your letter seem to be false issues. Your discussions . mighJ be more productive if you could dismiss these issues. The idea of men helping with housework is primarily a prac­ tical matter, not an ERA philoso­ phy. Most adults, including men, would agree with you. A February 1982 Merit Re­ port Survey of 1,200 randomly selected U.S. adults asked: "If both husband and wife in a household work at full-time jobs, how do you think that they should share the housework, such as shopping,· cooking and

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The death rattle of the child orilOgraphy industry ec;hoed roughout the land on July 2 ~hen Justice Byron White an­ bounced the unanimous judgment f the Supreme Court in N.Y. v. erber. Paul Ira Ferber, convict­ d of selling two grotesque films involving children 12 years of ~ge and under, should begin ~erving his 45-day jail sentence.

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I In a stunning reversal, the SU­ p'reme Court threw out last year's decision by the New York Court df Appeals which had overturned New York's ban on child porn­ Jgraphy on assumed First Amendment grounds. N.Y. v. ~erber is a landmark decision not only for its contribution to our dnderstanding of "freedom of speech" but also. for its wide­ awake awareness of the severe ~arm "kiddie porn" merchants ibflict on the children they use. All too often the welfare' of these children has been forgotten 'i~ theoretical discussion of the s~x industry and its perceived PEtection under the First A:mendment. the \At Covenant House' Times Square crisis shelter for rUnaway and homeless youth t~at I started five years ago .... we have never been able to for­ gft sexually exploited kids. Well oyer half of the 200 or more kids we shelter each night have tr~ded sexual favors for money,

food, or a place to sleep, just to Manhattan District Attorney, survive on the streets. Others Robert M. Morganthau, and As­ have been forced to make porno­ sistant District Attorney, Robert graphic movies. On behalf of M. Pitler who argued the case before the Supreme Court, de­ these children, we became in­ volved in the Ferber case as a serve the highest accolades. It "friend of the court," urging the is now up to the U.S. Congress , justices to uphold New York law to amend the federal statute to against the selling of "kiddie eliminate the onerous obscenity porn".- whether or not the ma­ standard from. its "kiddie porn" terial in question can be deemed . law. New York's 30 sister states, legally "obscene." which do not have statutes simi· lar to New York's ·should also What the Supreme Court ulti- . consider amending their respec· mately saw, which the Court of tive statutes to the full extent Appeals did not, was that the is­ permitted by the Supreme sue of obscenity was irrelevant Court's decision. As the New in light of. "a government .ob-. York experience proves, the jective of surpassing importance market for child pornography (prevention of sexual exploita­ can be crushed with strong tion and abuse of children.") The enough laws and law enforce­ legal obscenity standard fails to ment. take cognizance of the harm in­ flicted on child performers. As Even more important, though, the Court noted, the making of is a growing national recognition a "kiddie porn" movie is nothing thaC sexual exploitation of child­ short of sexual abuse, with the ren - through prostitution and resulting film being a "perman­ sexual abuse for more than por­ ent record of a child's participa­ nography - is a daily. fact of tion," which can haunt the child . life in every part of this country. for the rest of his or her life. The one million children who Brooke Shield's efforts to sup­ run away from hom.e each year, press lewd photographs taken, along with maJ1Y others who are with her mother's consent, when simply pushed out by their par· she was 10 years old, are a class­ ents, have few options for sur­ ic example of wJiat that "per­ vival. The most accessible is, all manent record" can mean to the too often, participation in some victim. aspect of commerce in sex, al­ The horrors of the child porno­ though the overcrowding of ad­ graphy industry thus fully justi­ olescent prisons and detention fied the Supreme Court'~ decision recognizing and classifying "kid- . centers is testimony to the fact that other, equally damaging al­ die porn" as outside the protec­ tion of the First Amendment. ternatives, are available.


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acy, Pope John Paul has fre­ THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Sept. 17, 1982 quently deplored violence and bloodshed in Lebanon and urged a peaceful resolution of its prob­ lems. A PLO spokesman told the press Sept. 10 that the Vatican . . By Father John Dietzen for making some firm decisions had agreed to a papal meeting Q. I have a niece who lives at this juncture of their livej; with Arafat Sept. 15 after his with her father who Is divorced about what life, God, the church, . Wednesday general audience. and remarried. I beUeve this girl the sacraments and 'the Euchar­ The next day Father Panciroli will ask me to be her sponsor at ist mean to them, if anything. said that the 62-year-old pope . . Durfee coDflnnadon. Would It be all With responsibilities for each "is disposed to meet Yasser Ara­ AttlEboro~ other and perhaps soon for chilo fat when he comes to Rome," right If I aceepted? National~ The problem Is that she often dren, they should not be fioat~ but he gave no date for the meet­ does DOt go to Mass, and there ing aimlessly in these critical ing. Members Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. are th1Dgs I eouId not change, areas of mature life. Father Panciroli said one of nor could I be responsible for I have no idea, of course what the reasons' for the pope's de­ her being brought up as a Cath· the policy. of that particular pas­ cision was his "regard for the oUe. (Massachusetts) tor is. I would urge your daugh­ Palestinian people, of whose suf­ A. One can never be sure as a ter to meet with him soon and fering and ri/thts the pope has sponsor or as a parent how level with him about her and her spoken recently." children will tUrn out in their fiance's feelings. Arafat arrived in Rome Sept. religious practices and convic. 15 as a'member of the Palestinian tions. But a situation such as you National Council's observer dele­ describe surely prompts more gation to the annual meeting of than the usual concern by some­ the Interparliamentary Union. Continued from page one one asked to be a sponsor. The union brings together mem­ "If this man (the pope) meets I suggest you first have a bers of the parliaments and ob­ little talk with the priest in her with Arafat, it Is indicative of a servers to international groups certain moral standard," he parish to find out what the child­ from 98 nations to discuss world­ added,. ren are being told about the re­ wide economic,. political and Reporting on the official's re­ lation of confirmation to their social problems. future lives as Catholics, and marks, Radio Israel said that Participants in the meeting what else is expected of them as . Israeli Prime Minister Menachem were scheduled to meet as a Begin had expressed a similar capdidates for this sacrament. ~ 17 Rockdale Ave., N.B. group with Pope John Paul Sept. Then talk with your neice; opinion during a Sept. 12 meet­ 18, but Arafat was scheduled to Depending on her age you may ing with his cabinet. 7 Days 996.6768 leave Rome Sept. 16. Government sources also said be able to help her 'begin to make Moshe Shahal, a member of that Israeli diplomats were seek­ some realistic, personal deci­ ing to convince the Vatican to the Israeli Labor Party and head sions. If her relationship to the call off the meeting, but with of .the Israeli delegation to the little hope of success. Israel does Interparliamentary Union, said church is as tenuous as you in­ dicate, and continues that way, not have formal diplomatic ties he would request -an audience with Pope John Paul "in order It would not seem to make much with the Holy See. to explain Israel's position In ~alling the unnamed Israeli sense for you to commit your­ to the PLO." regard self (which is what you do as official's statement "an outrage," The meeting with Arafat is the sponsor) to help her do some­ Father Panciroli said it "contains thing she doesn't want to do in words that are incredible" and first between the PLO leader and TO the pope, although they have ex­ "language that shows little re­ the first place. changed private letters in the What the sacrament would gard for the pope." Father Panciroli recalled past. mean to her then I don't know; church efforts to save Jews dur­ but it could be unfair, and per­ On Sept. 17, 1980, Pope John haps meaningless, for her to ask ing World War II and com­ Paul spoke briefly with Arafat's you to be her sponsor under mented, "This is a fact that personal secretary, Afif Saffied, should be well known to the after a weekly general audience. these conditions. Q. Our daughter plans to many Jews who were saved, On March 18, 1981, Cardinal 87 STOWE STREET - FALL RIVER marry soon. She 'IDfonns us that who now live in Israel and other Agostino Casaroli, papal secre­ tary of state,' met with Farouk M. S. AGUIAR they want a wedding In a large nations of the world." He also noted that Pope John Kaddoumi, the PLO's number & SON church In our city, but she and her fiance want no Mass because Paul II had condemned the Nazi two representative. ' In addressing peace issues in they do '~t pracdce their faith. holocaust of the Jews "on numer­ ous occasions, and especially on the Middle East,' Pope John Paul She already set a date with to Auschwitz," the Nazi his visit has spoken in favor of a Pales­ the pastor of that church to be married there, but did not teU concentration camp in Poland tinian homeland and has recog­ nized Israeli's need to live in him there would be DO Mass. that the pope visited in 1979. . , . .. .i:::::iIliiIlilll=::........

security. ~Iection to the pap­ Since his Will the priest perform the cere­ mony without a Mass? rm sick at heart and don't know how to handle this. Would It eveD bene­ fit the couple splrltually If they had a nuptial Mass feelIni as they do? (Louisiana)' . A. As you must be aware, it is not1\f1iheard of today for couples ~atholic homes to ap­ from proach their marriage having very little faith in the church, or sometimes even in God. They may be good youpg men and women, otherwise, but are per­ haps going through a religious crisis that they probably. should have dealt with in adolescence. When this happens it often does seem more honest for the couple to have a marriage cere­ mony without the Eucharist. In fact, many priests speak to couples about this option when it is clear they have little inter­ est In a nuptial Mass. My own approach, and I think A STATUE of St. Francis made from turned in hand that of most priests, is to use guns is presented to Pope John Paul II, by San 'francisco the time before, the maJTiage to discuss with the couple the need Mayor Diane Feinstein.

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,THE ANCHOR-:-Oiocese of Fall River-Fri., Sept. 17, 1982

The laity~s' new ~ole'

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Out of all this emerged a vis­ ion of a church determined to be present to current needs and to­ day's people: a church' in the modern world. Many recall the excitement as council participants probed topics like the church's worship, the relationships of separated Christians, the meaning of re­ ligious liberty in a pluralistic world, family life - issues that touch daily life. These topics later emerged in the documents of Vatican II ­ documents that have become building blocks for contemporary Catholic life. For more than 15 years now, the effort has continued to make the documents live and thrive

By Dolores Leckey When Pope John xXIII open­ ed the Second Vatican Council in 1962, he welcomed cardinals, patriarchs,archbishops and bish­ iOps from the farthest corners of the earth to one of the great as­ ~emblies of all time. ' I The pope's first message teached beyond, St. Peter's to all humanity. He expressed great respect for advances in human ~nowledge and said this would e a council of hope that might ffe,ct many ateas of modern life. Vatican II held 168 general nd 10 plenary meetings. The touncil fathers heard 2,212 $peeches and submitted 4,361 fritten interventions or posi­ tion papers.

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By Father Alfred McBride.

without losing its soul. A guiding principle of govern­ ment for Pope John was "See everything. Correct a little. For­ get the rest." This shrewd approach grew out of years of experience. To many, Pope John appeared as a round, friendly, generous man who seemed a simple peasant from the mountains. While there was truth in the image, there was a disarming in­ accuracy to it. For one thing, Pope John could

speak French, Latin, Greek, Bul­ garian, Turkish and a bit of Eng­ lish. He was an accomplished scholar and writer, author of a

multivolumed work on St.

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At age 77 in 1958, Cardinal Giuseppe RoncaIIi, a t lented administrator and pro­ f und believer, was elected to the Chair of St. Peter. lOn his' 100th day he went to the Church of St. Paul Outside t~e Walls' of Rome to celebrate ti?e 1,900th anniversary of the writing of Paul's Epistle to the Romans. TO' a stunned audience, he aI.!­

n unced the convening of the S cond Vatican Council - and changed the course of church history. This amazing pope showed how the church could bic~me part of themo~ern world ngelO

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The church in the world By Katherine Bird

"The joys and the. hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way) af­ flicted, these too are the joys and hopes, the griefs ~ anxieties of the followers of ChrlsL" ("Con~ . sttultion on the Church in the Modem World," Vatican Council II.)

Over the years, Jesuit Father Donald Campion has turned to the words above time and again because he finds them so "re­ warding to mull over." As individuals, he explained, we tend to be preoccupied with our own concerns when we "need to be more and more aware of the fears and problems" that confront so many in today's world. A journalist who covered the Second Vatican Council, Father Campion said it was "hard not to feel the excitement of the event - - the sheer spectacle of 2,500 bishops" debating issues no council had ever before ad­ dressed. Cardinal Giovanni Monfini (the future Pope Paul VI), and Car­ dinal Leo Suenens of Belgium sounded the call for the docu­ ment that became "The Consti­ tution on the Church in the Mod­ ern World," the priest com­ mented. In speeches at the close of the council's first session, the two cardinals "took a forward look

at where the council should go" and pressed for a more system­ atic approach to the problems of Christians ill this compl~x modern world. In the background was the knowledge that Pope John XXIII was dying. . At the same time, the idea of taking up such "unprecedented" topics as those to be covered in. the document on the church in the 'modern world caused con­ troversy. However, the council fathers agreed to tackle the topic. Asked what tipped the scales, the Jesuit replied, "There was a broad feeling that the church couldn't avoid" issues such as social and economic conditions, the family, war and peace, the place of various ethnic traditions if she "wanted to be an instrum­ ent of God in the world." In addition, Father Campion said, the encyclic:;als of Popes ,Leo XIII and Pius XII had paved the road' as had Pope, John XXIII's "Pacem in Terris," pub­ lished between the first and sec­ ond sessions of the Second Vati-· can Council. In Father Campion's view, Pope John Paul II, who had a hand in drafting the "Constitu-, tion on the Church in the Mod­ ern World" is showing its "con­ tinuing benefit" for the church today. In his encyclicals, the pope's arguments on work, jus-' tice and human rights often echo themes from the Vatican II docu­ ment, the Jesuit added.

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Pope- John XXIII

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Some of the world's bishops cross St. Peter's Square enroute to a session of Vatican C9uncil II '

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among Catholics. An active and dedicated laity has been central to this effort - appropriately so when one reflects that Vatican II was the first church council to concern itself so much with lay people. And what are the results? - Lay persons are more ac­ tively engaged in lay ministries; they take roles in the church's worship and work on their own spiritual development. - Clergy and laity have entered into new relationships, respecting each others' responsi­ bilities and competencies. - New efforts to develop Christian community have emerged, and lay' persons are

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Prophet without honor

By Father John J. Castelot

ing Jesus' greatness throughout the gentile territory. Jesus also has cured a woman of chronic hemorrhage and raised a little girl 'to life.

'a~k's Gospel' is a study in

co trasts. ow could one so obviously hUfnan be the' Son of God? Yet hor could one so clearly G,od's ag,nt have been ·rejected. by his own people who were witnesses to Ithat power? Mark and his community By Janaan Manternach foJnd this perplexing: Why were The crowd, was' large. People so Imany of Jesus' own' people were having a lively discussion antagonistic to them, while gen­ with Jesus' disciples. When Jesus tilef were enthusiastic? The contrast is brought out walked up to them,liowever, sh~ly in Chapters 5 and 6 of they became silent. "What were you discussing?" Mafk's Gospel. ' 1ft Chapter 5, Jesus has j\lst Jesus asked. No one answered. Josiah and Jesus' other disciples performed a spectacular exor­ cisrlt·, the cured man is proclaimTum tQ. Page Thirteen

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Charles Borromeo. Most of his priestly career in­ volved administration, organiza­ tion and diplomacy at the high­ est levels. After ordination, he was ap­ pointed secretary to Bishop Ra­ dini-Tedeschi, Italy's most per­ ceptive advocate of diocesan pas­ toral planning. The bishop tu­ tored the young priest for 10 years in the arts of administra­ tion. Next, Father'RoncaIIi moved to Rome to oversee the Propa­

gation of the Faith in Italy. In so doing he mastered the skills of organization and fund raising. Then the pope made him an

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Then, in Chapter 6, he is mis­ understood and rejected by his own townspeople and relatives. The occasion is a visit to Naza" reth, his home town., He attends a synagogue and addresses the congregation. People are amazed. Though one would expect them to recognize the uniqueness of Jesus, the people of Nazareth ask all the wrong questions, questions implying that the evi­ dence is not being accepted. It is hard for us today to understand 'why Jesus is thus rejected~ But perhaps' they were blinded by their preconceived ideas of the messiah. They may have thought he would be a gloriously militant Tum to Page Thirteen

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archbishop and appointed him papal ambassador to Bulgaria. In this post, he developed new diplomatic skills. But his 10 Bulgarian years were lonely. He was in an alien culture, in a minor post. He felt passed over, ignored and, per­ haps, not appreciated. He did not dwell on self-pity, but made his Bulgarian period a time in which his faith deepened and matured. Then he was appointed apos­

tolic delegate to Turkey. If Bul­ garia had nourished his under· standing of Eastern Europe, Turkey instructed him in the values of Orthodoxy and Islam. Next, at age 65, when most men are retiring, Archbishop Ron­ calli was named papal nudcio to Paris, where his assignment was to reconcile church divisions dating from World War II. The artist of administration, organization and diplomacy soon proved himself deft as a recon­ ciler. His religious fait~ was as contagious as his genial nature. The pope made him a cardinal. At 72, Cardinal Roncalli final. Iy got a parish. A plum IndeedI This pastoral-minded man was appointed patriarch of Venice. Later, when he became pope, the world fell in 'love with this man who never let his prestigious skills hide his humanity, love and faith. Time magazine named him "Man of the Year" - the first churchman so named.

Prophet Continued, from page twelve figure who would make a grand entrance on the historical scene. Jesus, however, is not appear· ing out of nowhere. He has grown up in Nazareth, played in its streets. Furthermore, before he left Nazareth, Jesus was an ordinary artisan. His family was not es­ pecially distinguished; and it was known to everyone in town. Mark's designation of Jesus

as the "son of Mary" is most un· usual. A man was always identi· fied as the son of his father. ' The most natural explanation is that, by this time, Mary was a widow. Mark gives no hint that he knew, of 'the virginal con­ ception, and even if he did, it is most unlikely 'that Jesus' people would have. The "brothers and sisters" that Mark mentions are in all likelihood Jesus' cousins - the usual biblical way of indicating such relationships. Two "broth­ ers" are later identified as sons of another Mary, one of the wo­ men at Calvary. In any event, the townspeople found Jesus too much for them, literally. "They were scandal­ ized by him," which means that his ordinariness was a stumbling block preventing them from arriving at the truth about him. "Their lack of faith distressed" Jesus and so he performed no miracles there, as he normally demanded faith as a prerequisite for such favors. Instead, he, reo marked sadly, quoting a familiar proverb: "No prophet is without honor except in his native place."

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He explained that "conscience clause" legislation prohibits re­ moval of these physicians, just as it protects hospitals which re­ fuse to permit abortions in their facilities. Another controversial issue facing Catholic hospitals is that of labor relations, he said. Cur­ ley said that the CHA is trying to develop a terminology that all parties involved will understand.

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Continued from page twelve were not eager to have Jesus know about their discussion. "Teacher," a man spoke up, "I brought my son to you be· cause a mute spirit torments him. I just asked your disciples to drive out that evil spirit but they were unable to do so." Josiah and the other disciples wondered what Jesus was think­ ing about them. They did not like him to know they could not help the suffering boy.

"What an unbelieving lot you are!" Jesus sighed. "How long can I endure you? Bring the boy to me." Just then the evil spirit threw the j)oy into conVUlsions. He rolled on the ground, foaming at the mouth. "How long has this been happening to him?" Jesus asked. "From childhood," the boy's (ather replied. "Often it throws him into fire and water. You would think it would kill him. If you can help us, please do!" "If you can?" Jesus repeated the man's words. "Everything is possible to a man who trusts." He turned to the boy. In a fim voice, he said: "Mute and deaf spirit, I command you: Get - out of him and never enter him again!" . The evil spirit threw the boy into convulsions once again then, with a loud shout, left the boy. He lay on the gr.ound as still as a corpse but Jesus took his hand and helped him to his feet. The crowds were awed as the boy stood smiling before them. Later the disciples asked Jesus privately, "Why couldn't we drive out the dreadful spirit?" "This kind you can drive out only by prayer," Jesus told them. Josiah never forgot Jesus's words.

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'Conscience' clause' binds hospitals MILWAUKEE (NC) - "Vitri­ olic pro-lifers" may cause a cur-, tailment of Catholic witness in the health field, according to Jack Curley, executive director of the Catholic Health Associa­ tion. Though he was not specific, Curley said in a keynote address to the Milwa~kee convention of the National Association of Chaplains that 12 Catholic hospi­ tals are being threatened by the "radicalized" issue of abortion. The basic cause of friction be" tween Catholic hospitals and pro-life groups is the hospital's having physicians on their staffs who perform abortions in their private practices, Curley said.

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A "terrible polarization" exists between those who believe unions should receive encourage. ment, and others so opposed to them that "they would run over a labor organizer." As a church-related -organiza­ tion, said Curley, the CHA must recognize the employee's right to organize and strike. But it must also consider the .right that people have to health care. ' "There are no easy answers, but we've begun to ask the right questions," said Curley. In respect to allocation' of "scarce" resources, he said that in health care this Cfould mean deciding who will receive specie fic types of treatment. The final answer will rest in the public policy forum, where the Catholic witness must be made visible. Curley advised chaplains to demand more attention for the elderly. Noting the emphasis placed on baptism, confirmation and matrimony, he characterized spiritual and sacramental care for older persons as "fragment­ ed." An expanded ministry to the elderly is, he said, "a marvel­ ous witness opportunity."

Continued from page twelve assuming Christian service and leadership roles.

- The laity's prayer, study and action have been stretched and strengthened. Ninety-eight percent of the church's laity are principally engaged in the secu­ lar arenas of work, family, neigh­ borhoods, politics. The work of the council continues as they seek ways of following Christ in their own lifestyles. Pope John XXIII died during

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The· realiJ, of sin·

By Cecilia BelaDger that many people ~ave welcomed Sin is still with 'us in these t~e disappearance of the wo~ modern times, maybe more so sin from our speech,and thought. than ever. Because the word has \ Indeed, contending for sin as but disappeared from our speech, .a reality in today's world seems t? them like opting for running because it is no longer fashion­ able to locate man's. miseries' in boards on cars, or kerosene his alienation' from God, does IJmps, ~r the one·room school­ not mean that sin has ceased to hbuse, .or unpasteurized milk. But to "accoD!modate a sophisti­ be. But we locate our miseries c~ted age is to turn our backs elsewhere. Educators 'insist that 0 God's word. We should not be .. 1 • a harned of the gospel. Without man's crItical central prob em IS r~erence to sin we cannot truly ignorance, therefore his fore­ most need is education. Psychol­ u derstand life. Even such nega­ ogists say the problem is lack of tires "as poverty, powerlessness, mature, integrated self~under- slum housing, and racism are standing; therefore the need is t~ceable to someone:s pride, geed or neglect. Systems do not therapy. . c' me into being mysteriously. ey come through people. ' 'Political activists say the prob­ What's more, even' those" af­ lem is inequitable distribution of power and the need is political fected by some of the above n~gatives might have been better reform or revolution. Social en­ gineers feel the problem is a dis­ off but for their own sin.. Who, abling environment to be rem· i~ his or her moments of intra­ edied by improved surroundings. spection, cannot but admit mak­ Dialectical materialists point to idg a substantial' contribution to the lopsided distribution of hfs/her own misery? We cannot wealth and .recommendsocializa­ bl'ame others forever! tion of production Ilnd abolition !Sin is e~sentially rejection of of capitalism. tge claims of God by proud hu­ What'does the Bible scholar man beings. Jesus kept telling say? From the Biblical point of pJople that God's "new" wanted view, man's critically central t9 break in arid ,that sin was pre­ problem is sin! It's too easy "to v~nting it. To confess sin is ,to blame our difficulties on other make available to our parched peo~le, their conditions. sduls the riches· of the gospel. .. It is my impression, as I see 'The doors to grace swing on the our moral values disappearing,' hibges of- contrition and trust.­ . lour problem today is that peo­ pie are becoming too accustomed What Is' Needed to\sin, by, whatever name. They "We repeat the Scriptures with take it for granted, rationalize our mouths and we· go through it laway or blame it on someone all the psalms of David in our'

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DIANA RENDON with some of her young dancers.

She dances for :h~~ p~~ish LAREDO, Texas (NC) Seventeen-year-old Diana Ren­ don's summer job required dance slippers, imagination and a lot of patience. For the past two summers, the Laredo native from San Martin de Porres parish has taught dancing to over 100 girls from ages 2 to 17, many of whom had never danced a step in their lives. And if Miss Rendon's summer job seems out of the ordinary, her take-home pay" was even more unusual. She raised more than $'5,000 over' the past two summers, but did not keep a penny. J\ll proceeds from her June-to-August dance classes and the recital at the end of the'

beneficial to any relationship. First, we should not underesti· mate the value of small or seem­ ingly insignificant actions. Acts of kindness and sensitivity bring life to a relationship. People who want to keep their relationship alive also need to have fun together. Life brings many questions and challenges. . To meet these challenges we need Martin to take time to I:'enew our ener­ gies. WHAT'S FORE ER FOR? Then too, a couple cannot ex· I've looking at PeoPIJ pect always. to work through And how they change wi~ the times problems quickly. Sometimes it And lately all that I've seeing are people helps if we celebrate other as· Throwing love away' and I sing their minds: pects of the relationship that are Maybe it's me that's gone azy' good and alive. 1 But I can't understand why A love that lasts draws on All these lovers keep hurt~'1g each other many sources. Prayer is a power­ When good love is so hard to come by. ful force for keeping people to­ Refrain: So what the glory in living . gether. Real love begins with . Doesn't anybody ever stay ogether anymore God. When we bring him into' And if love never lasts fo ver . our lives, we fill the relationship Tell me w~at's forever for. . with life. And I see love-hungry people Couples ,who pray together . Trying their best. to sUrviv~ may find real strength to face When there in their hands ~ a dying romance love's challenges and demands. And tIl1ey're not eyen trying to keep it alive Prayer "will . not magically re­ move problems, but it' invites Written by Rafe Y~oy, 'sung\ by Michael M~hy, God to be a healing and strength­ " © 1982, Liberty Records ening presence in our lives. I Your comments are always THIS SONG'S QUESTION ought to be, "What keeps love welcomed. Please' address to "What's Forever For?" - is im- aliv~?" :portant. How long can we expect fortunately there is no sure Charlie Martin, 1218 S. Rother­ wood Ave., Evansville, Ind. love to last? a~ster. Every relationship is dif; Perhaps the question really ferert,. yet certain, actions .are 47714.

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summer were donated to her .. " ." parish. It st~rted ~ one Suh~ay when Father Morgan Rowsome, pastor. of San Martin de Porres, called on parishioners to give some­ thing in service to the ·church. "Father Rowsome said some can't give money, but they can give time and talent," said Miss Rendon. "So I asked him if I could put on a dance workshop to give my time and talent." Father Rowsome agreed. And Miss Rendon, a high school sen­ ior, had her work cut out for her when over 100 girls in leotards showed up in the parish hall for the first practice. "I thought I'd be lucky to get 20 girls, so when 100 were there wilting for me I was shocked," said Miss Rendon, who has taken dance lessons since age 3 with well-known Laredo dancer Syl­ via Zuniga. But a little advice from her father, a third degree black belt karate teacher, saw her through the many rehearsals that follow­ ed. He told her to "keep cool and have discipline," and apparently it worked. "She has something God gave her," said her mother, a former comedy dancer in Laredo. "She is very gifted with children. They are attracted to her like a mag. I net." Miss Rendon and her young troupe. performed a 22-number recital Aug. 15 to a near·capacity crowd in the Laredo Civic Cen­ ter, which seats around 2,000. The program featured jazz, bal­ let, gymnastics, modeling, coun­ try·western and classical danc· ing. Between revenues earned from the classes -- $5 for parish· ioners, $10 for others - pro­ grams and the recital, Miss Ren­ don and her dancers raised over $~,OOO for the parish this sum­ mer. Miss Rendon choreographed the entire performance and danced five numbers' herself, something that is easier than waiting in th.e wings, she said. Miss Rendon is no stranger to the stage. She has been doing recitals since the seventh grade.


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"Confluence," 8 a.rn. each Sunday repeated at 6 a.rn. each NOTE Tuesday on Channel 6, Is a Please check dates and panel program moderated by times of television and radio Truman Taylor and having as programs against local list­ permanent participants Father Ings, which may differ from Peter N. Graziano, diocesan di­ Help Needed the New York network sched­ rector of social services; Right There is presently being com- Bowcock (1903) and Tom Dro­ ules supplied to The Anchor. Rev. George Hunt, Episcopal piled a book in which there will han (1913). Bishop of Rhode Island; and be published the names of the Persons, family members or Rabbi Baruch Korff. 24 baseball players from Fall friends, who can be of assistance Symbols following film reviews indicate "The Glory of God," with both general and Catholic Film Office River who eventually became in furnishing photos or pertin­ Father John Bertolucci, 8:30 a.m'. ratings, which do not always coincide. ent information on those players major leaguers. General ratings: G-suitable for gen­ each Sunday on Channel 27. This booklet, tentatively set are invited to bring the material eral viewing; .PG-parental"guidance sug­ Sunday, Sept. 19, (ABC) "DI­ for publication next spring, will to Jim Rogers. Cigar _Store, 93 gested; R-restricted, unsuitable for rections" - Report on the future contain photos and pertinent in- North Main Street, Fall River or children or younger teens. Catholic ratings: AI-approved for of the women's movement fol­ formation on all of the city's call Jim at 672-9401. Photos will children and adults; A2-approved for lowing the demise of ERA. major leaguers. It is sponsored be returned immediately. adults and adolescents; A3-approved for Sunday, Sept. 19, (CBS) "For by the American Legion and the In another matter involving adults only; A4--separate classification Our Times" - Indigenous reli­ (given to films not morally offensive

Bristol County 'CYO baseball Bristol County CYO baseball it which, however, require some analysis gions in Nigeria.

programs in the Spindle City. is reported that several major and explanationl: O-morally offensive. , On Radio

Area newspapers and the league scouts were at the play­ Charistmatic programs are "Fast TIm.es at Ridgemont Baseball Hall of Fame in Coopers- offs during the last two weeks town have been helpful in sup- of the season. Amo,ng the major High" (Universal): Teen-agers at heard from Monday through Fri­ plying photos and information. league scouts present were Bill work and play in a California day on station WICE, 1290 AM: However, the local committee Enos, Boston' Red Sox; Edward suburb. On target once in a great Father John Randall, 9 to 10 a.m. working on the project is in need DiRamio, Chicago Cubs; Anthony while, but for the most part a and 11 to 12 p.m.; Father Edward of photos and information on Palana, Milwaukee Brewers; and, crass, insensitive little movie McDonough, 8:15 a.m.; Father Real Bourque, 8:45 a'.m.

some of the players. Dick Foley of the Major League with an unsettling nastiness lurk­ Father McDonough is also on -ing beneath its pleasant surface.

The players on which the com- Scouting Bureau. Several coaches WMYD from I :30 to 2 p.m. each Because of extremely graphic mittee needs photos and infor- also were present at the playoffs. Sunday. League officials were, of nudity and because of a discuss­ mation are Tony Cusick (1884Sunday, Sept. 19, (NBC) 87), Frank Fennelly (1884-90), course, pleased at the interest ion on oral sex, "Ridgemont" "Guideline" A born-again may well develop into a "must Jose Harrington (1888-90), Tom shown in the league's talent by Christian, minister, the Rev. see" movie for teen-agers. Par­ Cahill (1891), Sam Laroque the several scouts. ents are therefore warned to be Barry Mayson, talks about his (1888-91), Ed O'Neil (1890), Ben life as a member of Hell's Angels. on their guard. 0, R Films on TV

Spartans Host Durfee Monday, Sept. 20, 9 p.rn.

The Bishop Stang High Spar­ Southeastern Mass. Conference tans will be home to the Durfee opens tomorrow afternoon with (NBC) - "Coming Home" '(1978)

- Jane Fonda is the wife of a

High Hilltoppers at 7:30 o'clock Coyle-Cassidy at Case, Old Ro­ tonight in one of several non­ chester at Fairhaven and Bourne marine officer (Bruce Dern) in Vietnam who finds herself drawn . Fall River Cable TV channel league games scheduled for this at Dighton-Rehoboth.

weekend. Durfee participated in In addition to the North AtUe­ to a paraplegic veteran (Jon 13 will inaugurate a Christian the Taunton High School jam­ boro-Feehan and Somerset-Can~ Voight). A soap opera much less puppet show at 4:30 p.m. Mon­ day, Sept. 27. To be seen at the boree last Friday and posted a ton games teams in the Hocko­ about Vietnam than about a wo­ same time slot weekly, the half 1·2-0 victory over the host school. mock League will be meeting man's quest for orgasm. Graphic Also on tap for 7:30 tonight is schools from other leagues to­ sexuality and benign view of hour show will present drama­ tizations of 'Bible stories appro­ Wareham at Middleboro. morrow as follows: Foxboro at . adultery. 0 Tuesday, Sept. 21, 9 p.m. (CBS) priate for viewing by ages 12 Non-league games tomorrow Westwood, Mansfield at Han­ and over at home or in conjunc­ afternoon have North Attleboro over, King Philip at Bellingham - "Hero at Large" (1979) ­ at Bishop Feehan, Attleboro at (10 a.m.). Sharon entertains John Ritter is a young actor who tion with a CCD program. The shows originate in the fights crime in emulation of Seekonk, Barnstable at Dennis­ Millis at 3 p.m. Sunday. Mean­ Yarmouth, Dartmouth at New while Oliver Ames is host to Captain Avenger, a' cartoon Connecticut studios of the Pas­ toral Theological Institute and Bedford Voke-Tech, Boston Eng­ Boston Tech and Franklin to character, in this romantic com­ lish at Falmouth, Somerset at Medway today in non-league edy. Pleasant and unpretentious are being brought to Fall River through the efforts of a com. Canton. New Bedford is host to play. Hockomock league play entertainment. A2, PG mittee including Clement J. Dow­ \ Saturday" .Sept. 25, 9 p.m. Brockton at 7:30 tomorrow night. gets underway on Sept. 25. (CBS) - "The Return of the ling, Frederick J. Demetrius and Play in Division Three of the Pink Panther" (1975) ~ Peter Father Maurice R. Jeffrey, pas­ Sellers is the bumbling French tor of Blessed Sacrament Church,

Cross Country Competing in the Small way Tuesday in Division Two sleuth, Inspector Clouseau, hot Fall River.

Schools Division, the Bishop and Wednesday in Division One.­ on the trail of the priceless Pink .

Connolly Cougars opened their Action today is all in Division Panther gem, which has been Cemete~y stolen again. Consistently amus­ season Tuesday at Old Rochester One with Somerset at Dennis­ ing. A2 '

, and will be home next Tuesday Yarmouth, Barnstable at Attle­ Saturday, Sept. 25, 8 p.rn. and

to Coyle-Cassidy. Connolly is boro, New Bedford at Durfee favored to top the division. with Falmouth drawing the bye. Saturday, Oct. 2, 8 p.rn. (CBS)­ DES PLAINES, Ill. (NC) ­ "The Apple Dumpling Gang" The National Catholic Cemetery Meanwhile Coyle-Cassidy is Games next Tuesday. in Div­ home to Durfee at 3:15 p.m. to- ision Two list Holy Family at (1975) - Don Knotts and Tim Conference in Des Plaines has an­ Conway are bungling bank rob­ day. ' Westport, Old Rochester at Con­ nounced observance of Catholic The Stang harriers, now in the nolly, Diman Voke at Stang and bers trying to steal a huge gold Cemetery Sunday on Oct. ·31 in nugget unearthed by three cute preparation for the observance new Conference Division III, New Bedford Voke-Tech at Dart­ orphans in this Disney comedy. of the faithful departed during visit Diman Voke at 3:15 this mouth. Monday's games in Div­ AI, G ision One are Barnstable at Fal­ afternoon. The Stang team fea­ November. TV Programs "In continuing this practice of tures four Spartanettes - Amy mouth, New Bedford at Dennis­ Wednesday, Sept. 22, '4:30­ Pierce, Betsy Sullivan, Laurie Yarmouth and Somerset at Attle­ many years, Catholic Cemetery 5:30 p.m. (ABC) "Amy and the Sunday provides an opportunity boro. Bouchard and Karen Sullivan ­ Angel." A teen angel's first as­ who are expected to make Stang Among new coaches in Con­ for reflection on the truths of stronger than last year. Diman ference soccer are John Fox at signment is to convince a 15­ our faith regarding the departed will rely on Captain Reggie Ar­ Holy Family, John Barcellos at year-old girl to reconsider her and their role and influence in ruda, the only senior on the New Bedford Voke-Tech and Ken decision to commit suicide. The our lives," said Father Nunzio J. season premiere of the "After­ Defoe of Vancouver, British Col­ team, anc~ junior Shawn Howard. Pereira at Westport. Highlight of the week, how­ school Specials" for young umbia, president of the National In voll~yball action Connolly is home today to Coyle-Cassidy ever, is the Somerset High viewers. Catholic Cemetery Conference, in Conference play and is host School Cross Country Invitation­ in a statement. Religious Broadcasting - TV to Durfee on Monday in a non­ The conference unites Catholic at Meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow. This Sunday, Sept. 19, WLNE, league encounter. competition attracts schools Channel 6, 10:30 a.m., Diocesan cemetery officials in the United Conference soccer Bot under- from many areas of the state. States and Canada. Television Mass.

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THE ANCHOR­ Friday, Sept. 17, 1982

JOSEPH DISEASE SACRED HEART, FR The Joseph Disease Founda­

The Women's Guild is plan­ tion will meet at 7:30 p.m. Mon­

ning a day trip to Boston Ken­ day in Building D-209, Bristol

nedy Library and Quincy Mar­ College Elsbree

ket on Saturday, Sept. 18th. Community Street campus, Fall River. Jo­

There ,are still some seats avail­ seph's or Machado's disease is

,""able,' .. The Guild Rummage Sale will heredi-tary and affects mainly

be held on Friday, Sept. 24th those of Portuguese heritage. In­

formation: Anne Mendoza, 679­

and Saturday; Sept. 25th. Pro­ PUBLICI" CHAIRMEJII TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST .'

ceeds from this sale will benefit 2813. are asked to submit news items for this A "TEC for TECers" family the Rose E.-Sullivan Scholarship column to' The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall day will be held for all East Fund. Donations of /iny usable STONEHILL COLLEGE. River, 02722. Name of city or town should be Included as well as fUll dates of all Coast residents who have made clothing, curtains, shoes, etc. N. EASTON activities. please send news of future rather Janeway. critic,

Elizabeth a TEC retreat'tomorrow at the will be greatly appreciated. .than past events. Note: We do not carry novelist and social historian, will

Coast ·quard Academy, New All ladies of the parish are in­ news of fundralslng activities such as bingos, whlsts. dances, suppers and bazaars. London, Conn. Information: vited to join the sewing group speak on "Coming Into Your

We are happy to carry notices of spiritual 992-5630 or 999-2489. on .Tuesday afternoons at the Own in a Man's World"at 7 p.m.

pro'rams, club meetings youth pro/ects and The diocesan TEC community parish center to .sew pads for the Tfiursday h1 Hemingway Thea­

similar nonprofit activities. Fundra sing pro­ Jects may be advertised at our regular rates, ~s invited to attend installation Cancer Home. The group meets tre on the college campus. In­

obtainable from The Anchor business office. of offIcers and a luncheon at f every Tuesday 'at 1 p.m. and will formation: 238-1081.

telephone 675·7151. -!p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the begin this week. On Steering Points Items FR' indicates ST.wnCHAEL, SWANSEA Fall River. NB Indicates New Bedford. iFamily Life' Center, 500 Slocum St. Michael's Women's Club

HEART, FAIRHAVEN SACRED rd., North Dartmouth. Executive Board wilt meet

. ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, NB The Fall session of the Of­ CCDprogramaides 'are need­ T.ANNE'FR . ficers of the Men of ,the Sacred Wednesday, Sept. 15th at 7 p.m.

at the home of -the president,

Hea'rts, of Southern New Eng­ ed, as are men and women choir The public is invited to ·a se­ members. Volunteers may con­ land Region will' be held on Wanda Peloquin, 35 Clancy St.

ies of parent workshops spon­ Wednesday, Sept. 29th is the

tact Father Ronald A. Tosti, pas­ ~ored by the Home and School Sept. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at tor. St. Elizabeth's Church, 515 Feast of St. Michael. A special

ssn. and conducted by Father Ffrst communion candidates obert J. McIntyre, being held Tucker St., Fall River. It will Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m.

and their parents will meet at , hursday evenings at 7' p.m. be hosted by the Fall River followed by an ice cream social

and a!-ter 10'a.m. Mass' Sunday, ~hrough Nov. 4. Topics to be Chapter, Men of the Sacred in the parish hall.

Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. The sacra­ Hearts. Refreshments will be ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET iscussed will include sibling ment will be received at 10 a.m. iva1x:y, chores, school issues and served. . Sunday, Sept. 19th-All teach­ , Mass Sunday, Oct.· 10. . om~work, temper tantrums, ers will meet in the ,parish cen­ STANISLAUS, FR CCD registration wlll take' I)edwetting, eating difficulties, ST. The Men's club will meet ter at 10:30 a.m. to process into place Monday and Tuesday, efiance and lying. ' Sunday at 3 .p.m. Members and church for Commissioning Cere­ '. with teachers meeting at 3:15 A Catechetical Sunday liturgy' friends sincerely welcome. mony at 11:00 a.~. Mass-Cate­ p.m. Monday. Classes will start 'ill be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow. '

Youth Ministry meets Monday chetical Sunday. Monday, Sept..27. Opening class for kindergar­

following evenin~ Mass to for­ JT. RITA, MARION ten CCD class will'be Saturday,

CATHERINIAN CENTER. Needed: 5 Mar'ried Volunteer mulate plans for the new school Sept. 25th.

N. DARTMOU'rH ,ouples to work as a couple in a year. Confirmation Candidates Junior and Senior Choirs are

very welcome. .. The center, 856 Tucker Road, Marriage Preparati6n Program .areConfraternity looking for new members. Any­

of Our Lady of will begin its fall spiritual life form a team with Fr. Steakem, one interested should contact

Czestochowa will meet Wednes­ programs Monday, Sept. 27. In­ St. Rita's Catholic Women's day. Tobias Monte at 673-6839 or

• formaotion: Sister Judy Brunell, Club will hold its first meeting Jean Sousa at any of the week­

Of the Fall season ,on Sept. 21st ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL, FR 996-1305. end Masses.

ill the rectory at 7 p.m. Bring A physicians' education con­ FILM PREVIEW a* a.ppetizer, soup, s/ilad, a main ference on osteoporosis will take ST.MARY,NB Eucharistic minister and altar Clergy of the diocese are in- ­ d,sJ:a or your favor!te dessert. All place at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in . vited to a preview of "Joni," a wpmen of the parIsh are invited Clemence Hall, Room 112. In­ . boy schedul~s are available in the sacristy. formation: 674-5741, ext: 271. film dealing with the courageous to .!It'tend. struggle of a young girl against ~ quadriplegia and depression" to . S . ANNE" FR , St. Anne s Ultreya will meet be shown at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at North Dartmouth Mall S 1 nday, Sept. 19 at 7:~0 p.m..at Cinema. Information: Rev. Don . th~ home of Ra.y & EdIth Morm, The bishops of the United with them. The personal abilities, Blanchard, 992-6843 or 997-7119. 1097. South Mam Street. States have designated the third skills, knowledge, and faith life of each catechist is the basis for Sunday of September to be Cate­ success in the ministry of cate­ chetical Sunday. It ·is a day on which every parish· community chesis. Throughout the diocese par­ seeks to focus on one of its most important functions, the ministry ishes will be commissioning those of catechesis. The theme for each whose ministry this ,year will be year is chosen from the readings teaching others. Although it is true that each of us catechizes of that Sunday so that the litur­ . gical action, and the ministry of by what we say and do, Cathe­ the Word in particular, can rein. chetical Sunday, September 19th, force the theme in -a prayerful is the Day we highlight those who are called to welcome the setting. The 1982 theme "Welcoming Lord in a special way as cate­ the Lord" is based on the Gospel 'chists/teachers in parish pro­ reading assigned for Catechetical grams. Sunday this year. In each par­ A special Catechetical Sunday ish the theme will center on the liturgy will be celebrated by the person and role of the catechist, Reverend Marcel H. Bouchard both professional and volunteer, assisted by the Reverend George .who is called in a special way, M. Coleman at 10:00 a.m. at Bish­ first by baptism and then by the op Stang High School Chapel. parish community, to welcome This liturgy will be televised and the Lord by welcoming his peo­ may be seen on Channel 6. ple and sharing the light of faith -

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